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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm CST for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Rachel Minkin, along with panelists ACRL President Karen Munro, Peter Hepburn (Community and Junior College Section past-chair), Mary Snyder (Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Interest Group convener) and Ray Pun (Leadership Discussion Group convener), will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession. The session will be archived and made available on the ACRL website.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Rebecca Nowicki, San Diego State University)

Join the DLS Instruction Committee in a Virtual RoundTable Conversation

Theme: Instructional Design for Distance Learning Librarians

Participate in an online RoundTable Conversation with your professional colleagues. Attendees will be placed in a breakout room so all can engage in active conversations. This month’s theme encourages conversation about instructional design best practices, processes, tools, and assessment. Microphones are strongly encouraged.

Guest speaker Amanda Ziegler, from Northcentral University, will kick off the event with a presentation on instructional design.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Time: 12pm EST, 11am CST, 10am MST, 9am PST

Event Registration Page (FREE): https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/e4417d1dab63d2fccde7dc3c8da9331e

Only registered users may enter the room, space is limited so register today!

Questions? Email DLS Instruction Committee Co-Chairs, Jennifer Shimada jennifer.shimada@gmail.com or Matthew LaBrake matthew-labrake@berkeleycollege.edu

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Devin Savage, Illinois Institute of Technology)

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is seeking nominations to run for elected positions on the Steering Committee: Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large. These service opportunities are a wonderful way to get involved with the association and LRRT. Our charge is to provide public program opportunities to disseminate research findings and educate the professional community on research techniques for problem solving and decision making.

Duties:

Chair-Elect: Supports the current Chair with managing the work of the LRRT (LRRT Forum Program at ALA Annual, Mentorship Program, Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Library Research Seminar planning, and other potential initiatives).  Leads the Nominating Committee.  Attends Steering Committee meetings.   Assumes role of Chair in the following year, and Past Chair the year after that.

Member-At-Large for a two-year term (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022): Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning. Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings.

Member-at-large to serve for a three-year term (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023) : Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning. Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings.

Candidates must be LRRT members in good standing at the time of election.

If you are interested, please send your expression of interest and vita to nominatenowlrrt@gmail.com by Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Tina Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Are you passionate about sustainability in libraries?  Are you looking for a leadership opportunity?  If you answered “yes” to both questions, consider running for SustainRT Coordinating Council!  We are looking for SustainRT Coordinating Council candidates for the following positions: coordinator-elect, secretary, treasurer, and member-at-large.  Officer position descriptions are in the SustainRT bylaws.  You can read below what the Coordinating Council is proposing at Officer position descriptions *Draft Revision*.

Candidates must be ALA and SustainRT personal members in good standing.  Not a member?  Go to the ALA membership page to join or renew!

If you want to know more about these positions or if you want to nominate yourself, please contact Tina Chan (tinachan@mit.edu) by November 20, 2019.

From Officer position descriptions *Draft Revision*:

Coordinator-Elect (Term: 3 years – coordinator-elect, coordinator, immediate past coordinator)

Serves as Liaison from the Board for a SustainRT committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting, appoints committee chairs for the next Board year. Works with ALA Liaison to update Board listserv for coming year, updates org chart for coming year.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual, and preferably attend ALA Midwinter.

Secretary (Term: 2 years)

Records meeting minutes, submits for edits and posts to Connect within one week of each meeting.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter.

Treasurer (Term: 2 years)

Serves as Liaison from the Board to the Membership Committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter.

Member-at-large (Term: 2 years)

Serves as Liaison from the Board for a SustainRT committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting.

Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual or ALA Midwinter.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2020-2021 Executive Board Election. In April 2020, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 Special Library, and 1 Academic library representative. These are three-year terms beginning July 2020 and ending June 2023.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2020 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s new strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Cynthia Fuerst, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at cfuerst@vapld.info.

Please note: ILA bylaws state nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

Thank you in advance for taking an active role in the Association’s nomination process and for encouraging individuals to apply.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL; along with ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS); the Public Library Association (PLA); and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL;) seek volunteers for a Joint Task Force to develop a framework for cultural proficiencies in racial equity. The Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity framework will serve as a foundational resource to help public and academic libraries build inclusive cultures, within libraries and their broader communities, through guidelines on the development and implementation of organizational policies and professional practices that support diverse libraries with a diverse workforce.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is launching an article club!

We’re excited for this opportunity to build the CARLI community while engaging more deeply with the academic literature that impacts our teaching practice.

The Instruction Committee has selected articles for discussion, and we’ll meet virtually once in the fall and again in the spring. If you’re interested in participating, please read the article in advance. Instruction Committee members will moderate the discussion, and there will be prepared questions to guide our conversation. We hope you come with considerations and questions of your own as well, including how the article applies within your own context.

Please register: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/instruction-committee-article-club-november
We will hold the discussion in Zoom; the connection URL will be sent to registrants on 11/5.

When: Wednesday, November 6 at 1pm (CST)
Article: Reframing Information Literacy as Academic Cultural Capital: A Critical and Equity-Based Foundation for Practice, Assessment, and Scholarship
Author: Amanda Folk
Abstract: Within the past decade, academic librarianship has increased its focus on critical librarianship and assessing student success, as well as undergoing a complete reconceptualization of information literacy. However, our assessment and scholarship related to information literacy and student success largely neglects the persistent racial and social-class achievement gaps in American higher education. This article draws upon a critical social theory commonly used in higher education research-cultural capital-to consider the ways in which information literacy as threshold concepts may enable or constrain success for students whose identities higher education has traditionally marginalized. Finally, Estela Mara Bensimon’s equity cognitive frame is introduced to consider the ways in which we can ground our practice, assessment, and scholarship in our professional values of equity and inclusion.
Link: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/17822/1965

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinois.edu>!

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2020-2021 Executive Board Election. In April 2020, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 Special Library, and 1 Academic library representative. These are three-year terms beginning July 2020 and ending June 2023.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2020 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s new strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Cynthia Fuerst, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at cfuerst@vapld.info.

Also, the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries has the opportunity to nominate up to three of its own members. If you are a current IACRL member and would be interested in running, please contact IACRL President Eric Edwards, at eedwards@ilsos.gov, by Friday, October 4, if possible.

Thank you in advance for taking an active role in the Association’s nomination process and for encouraging individuals to apply.

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(via Lori DuBois, Williams College)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content for the Fall issue! The Newsletter editors would love to have your content that addresses:

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.)
  • Instruction for special populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)
  • and more!

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines. Membership in the ACRL Instruction Section is not required for making a submission.

Submission Deadline: September 18, 2019

Send questions and submissions to: instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2020-2021 Executive Board Election. In April 2020, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 Special Library, and 1 Academic library representative. These are three-year terms beginning July 2020 and ending June 2023.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2020 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s new strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Cynthia Fuerst, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at cfuerst@vapld.info.

Thank you in advance for taking an active role in the Association’s nomination process and for encouraging individuals to apply.

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