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(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

Call for Science and Technology Section Liaisons

Are you a member of a science/technology organization?

Do you normally attend the conference/meeting of the organization?

Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?”

If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to share annual meeting reports and updates via the STS email list, present to the community about what they’ve learned in the annual Spring STS Liaisons Online Forum, and more, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions.

The following liaison positions (2-year terms) will be available from July 2019:

·  Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

·  International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)

·  Special Libraries Association Science-Technology Division (SLA DST)

·  Special Libraries Association Physics, Astronomy, and Math Division (SLA PAM)

STS-appointed liaisons:

·  Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)

·  Attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization (funding may be available)

·  Report back to the STS community

·  Annual report on key issues, initiatives, interests of the association within 2 weeks of the association’s annual meeting

·  Updates (conference calls, etc.) via the STS email list

·  Other methods you would like to use!

WANT TO BECOME A LIAISON FOR STS?

Apply by June 14th, 2019

Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment (email addresses below) explaining why you are interested in the association that you would like to be liaison for, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association by June 14th, 2019.

Contact: The 2019 STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment

·  Ginny Pannabecker (vpannabe@vt.edu )

·  Alison Ricker (aricker@oberlin.edu)

·  Allison Langham-Putrow (lang0636@umn.edu)

See the full STS Liaisons Committee roster and information here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stslia

For more information about STS liaison work, please visit:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/sts/stswebsite/liaison/STSLiaison

Also see the STS Liaisons Committee FAQ available via a public file on ALA Connect (no need to sign in)

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RAILS Announces Board Election Results

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Thanks to all who voted in the May 2019 RAILS Board Election. A special welcome to our colleague Sarah McHone-Chase of Northern Illinois University! I look forward to working with all the board members as the academic library representative on the board. Please contact me if you have ideas or suggestions for RAILS.

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Successful candidates are:

At-Large Seats

·        Scott Pointon, White Oak Library District

·        Selina GomezBeloz, Waukegan Public Library

·        Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University

(Note: Originally, two at-large seats were available. RAILS Board member Liza Campbell resigned her at-large seat effective June 1, 2019. The RAILS Nominating Committee voted to have Sarah McHone-Chase fill the remainder of Liza’s term, since Sarah was the third highest vote getter in this category.)

Public Library Trustee Seats

·        Dianne Hollister, Bloomington Public Library

·        Susan Busenbark, Kewanee Public Library

Special Library Seat

·        Halle Cox, Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center

New board members will be seated in July. Thanks to all candidates who ran in the election. We appreciate your interest in RAILS!

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(via Ashley Crane, Sam Houston State University)

June is a great time to reflect on teaching experiences of the previous academic year and find inspiration for next fall. To that end, the ACRL Instruction Section would like to invite you to join one of two virtual brown bag discussions on Monday June 3rd or Tuesday, June 4th to chat about the following article: Folk, A. L. (2018). Drawing on students’ funds of knowledge: using identity and lived experience to join the conversation in research assignments. Journal of Information Literacy12(2) (free to download at the link). These brown bags are designed as an informal way to share ideas and get to know colleagues around the country-a conversation, rather than a webinar-style presentation. This is a pilot test for the IS Building Virtual Communities Task Force, so if you participate, we’d love to hear your feedback afterward.

Monday June 3, 1pm Central Time discussion room sign-up link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/2c15667cacba1c3766858a512be5123a

Tuesday, June 4, 11am Central Time discussion room sign-up link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/31e26af6a3ec50564ac87b605f06faf5

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(via Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group announces its program at the ALA Annual conference held in Washington, DC, at the

Location: Washington Hilton, Shaw Room, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW

When:  Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)

There will be three 15-minute presentations with time for Q&A at the end of the each presentation.

Introduction of Project Management in Technical Services Anastasia (Nastia) Guimaraes, Project Management Librarian at University of Notre Dame

Work in Technical Services of an academic library can differ greatly from very individualized to team-based. Regardless of the nature of the task, project management is a highly valuable and necessary skill to have. If you are interested in learning about simple project management tools and techniques to help organize you and your team better, come hear a project management librarian from the University of Notre Dame share her experience with introducing project management at Hesburgh Libraries. Project Charter, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, and Stakeholder Management Plan are some of the tools that will be covered in this brief presentation.

Managing your DDA Spend Through Record De-duplication and Deactivation Elizabeth Miraglia, Assistant Program Director and Head, Books and Serials Metadata at University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego participates in multiple DDA programs, some of which have duplicate content. After a platform migration and the implementation of several new patron-driven acquisition programs, we found ourselves with a lot of duplicated content that had the potential to trigger unwanted DDA purchases. However, given the volume of titles we needed more automated ways to identify unwanted content to report to our vendor. The Metadata Services department developed a method using OpenRefine to identify duplicated content across its platforms and worked with the Acquisitions department to create a streamlined workflow for deactivating this content in the vendor platform. We wound up deactivating around $50,000 of unwanted content. This presentation will outline the problems we encountered, the workflow that we eventually created, and potential future uses and improvements.

Can a Database be Too Popular?: Managing the high costs of a high-demand PDA streaming video collection Mary Gilbert, AUL for Content Management & Rick Davis, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian at Towson University

Ease of use and runaway popularity, when combined with the pay-as-you-go nature of PDA, can have negative and unintended consequences. This discussion will examine our experience introducing a very popular PDA streaming video service to our users; analyze mistakes we made setting up and managing the profile; outline our responses, both successful and unsuccessful, to the high costs we incurred; and offer ways to manage such a program more effectively. Running a high-cost, popular streaming video PDA collection is not easy, and we do not have all the answers. Instead, we intend this session to be interactive, more of a conversation or dialogue than a presentation, with all participants given the opportunity to share their own ideas, suggestions, and experiences.

We look forward to seeing you at our program!

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(via the American Library Association)

Six people were elected to two-year terms on the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustees in the annual FTRF election held this past April. Current FTRF Vice President Emily Knox and Executive Committee member Robert Holley were both re-elected to the board. Peter Coyl, Sara Dallas, Eldon Ray James and Cyndi Robinson were newly elected. The candidates will join the FTRF Board of Trustees following the June Freedom to Read Foundation meeting in Washington, DC. Learn more about the candidates:

http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/Knox%20White%20Background.jpgEmily Knox is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her book, Book Banning in 21st Century America” (Rowman & Littlefield) is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series. She also recently edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory Context (Rowman & Littlefield) and co-edited Foundations of Information Ethics (ALA). Her articles have been published in the Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research and the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.

Knox serves on the boards of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Beta Phi Mu, the Freedom to Read Foundation and the National Coalition Against Censorship. Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy and the intersection of print culture and reading practices.She is also a member of the Mapping Information Access research team. Knox received her Ph.D. from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. Her master’s in library and information science is from the iSchool at Illinois. She also holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Smith College and an A.M. in the same field from The University of Chicago Divinity School.

http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/Robinson%20White%20Background.jpgCyndi Robinson is the deputy director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA), where she works with members throughout the state to support the values of intellectual freedom. She has served as chair and treasurer of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table and currently serves on the ALA Committee on Advocacy.

Prior to joining the ILA staff, she served as the assistant director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.

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CARLI Announces Results for 2019 Board of Directors Election

(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed.

Directors elected to 3-year terms are: Spencer Brayton (Waubonsee Community College), Karen Janke (Erikson Institute), and Pattie Piotrowski (University of Illinois Springfield). The director elected to the 1-year term is Taran Ley (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine). Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Fred Barnhart (Northern Illinois University), John Small (North Central College), and Jacob Jeremiah (Oakton Community College).

All newly elected and appointed terms will begin July 1, 2019. Please join us in welcoming these new members of the CARLI Board.

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(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

This is a reminder that CARLI is seeking volunteers to serve on 8 advisory committees. The application period will close on April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Terms on the new committees will begin July 1, 2019.

You can review the list of committees, their rosters and their charges at http://www.carli.illinois.edu/governance/committee-directory and you will find the form to apply for a committee appointment at http://www.carli.illinois.edu/governance/volunteer .

Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. Over the next two years, members of designated committees will be working closely with staff and with other committees on the issues surrounding the impending Alma and Primo VE implementation. The events and projects for these committees will address consortial needs as we move through and past the complex and lengthy Alma and Primo VE implementation for I-Share’s 91 libraries. Staff at non-I-Share libraries are also encouraged to apply and to participate in this process.

If you have any questions about submitting an application, please send a message to support at carli.illinois.edu.

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(via CARLI)

CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on eight advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. Over the next two years, members of designated committees will be working closely with staff and with other committees on the issues surrounding the impending Alma and Primo VE implementation. The events and projects for these committees will address consortial needs as we move through and past the complex and lengthy Alma and Primo VE implementation for I-Share’s 91 libraries. Staff at non-I-Share libraries are also encouraged to apply and to participate in this process.

To volunteer, please complete the committee volunteer form by April 26. To be considered for appointment, you must fill out the online form, even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution, and reappointments are not routinely made.

CARLI will host a webinar for those interested in finding out more about committee service. Watch for the date and connection information coming soon.

Forms submitted by April 26 will be considered for initial FY 20 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2020 and will be used to fill other committee vacancies as they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year, including summer months. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business using web conferencing technologies or via conference calls. However, committee service may require time and/or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year.

The following CARLI committees are seeking members:

·         Collection Management Committee

·         Commercial Products Committee

·         Created Content Committee

·         Instruction Committee

·         Preservation Committee

·         Public Services Committee

·         Resource Sharing Committee

·         Technical Services Committee

To view committee charge, and current committee rosters, visit the Board and Committee pages.

The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors will make appointments no later than June 14, 2019. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2019.

Please email questions about CARLI committees or the process for selecting committee members to CARLI Support.

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(via Meghan Sitar–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) invite volunteers for a new Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox Committee in the Instruction Section.

The creation of this committee marks the hand off of the stewardship of the Sandbox from SLILC to IS. The Sandbox was created by the Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board in 2016. While the Sandbox has been stewarded by a SLILC project team since 2017, IS has a large pool of knowledgeable volunteers who can manage, assess, and improve this important tool as an ongoing project from year to year.

If you are interested in volunteering for this committee, please fill out this form by April 19, 2019. Because this recruitment is happening alongside our usual appointment cycle, the form provides an opportunity to indicate you’d prefer appointment to this committee over others you may have volunteered for in that process.

Please note: If you didn’t volunteer for other committees through the regular appointment cycle, you ARE still welcome to volunteer for this committee through the form, but you must be a current Instruction Section member.

The committee will be chaired by Donna Witek, who has been leading the project. This will ensure continuity in the transition of the project and onboarding of new committee members.

We are looking for Instruction Section members who are interested in the committee’s charge, which is:

To maintain, assess, develop, and promote the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox website as ACRL’s primary platform and repository for sharing and discovering information literacy teaching and learning resources in all formats, providing access to materials created by librarians in the field. This committee is responsible for the vision and growth of the Sandbox as an integral resource for those who teach information literacy.

This work will be carried out by a number of subcommittees within the larger committee, with membership to be determined by the committee’s leadership.

We will be looking to appoint librarians and library staff that represent a diverse set of interests, institutions, and backgrounds. As with all Instruction Section committees, no conference attendance is required and work will be done online both synchronously and asynchronously. No experience with the Sandbox is necessary to serve on the committee. This committee may start its work before Annual 2019, but its start date will depend on the outcome of the appointments process.

Again, if you’re interestedplease fill out this form by April 19, 2019.

Meghan Sitar, Chair, ACRL Instruction Section

Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Vice-Chair, ACRL Instruction

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Call for ACRL Technical Services Interest Group Incoming Convener

(via Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) is seeking a volunteer to serve as Incoming Convener (2019-20) / Convener (2020-21). The charge of the TSIG is “to provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To develop programs and foster and sponsor education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To better connect technical services librarians with ACRL and to enhance technical services.” -ACRL TSIG website

Incoming Convener / Convener: This position serves a two-year term, as Incoming Convener from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, and as Convener from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Responsibilities include planning and facilitating a conference session at ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual Conferences. Annual and Midwinter conference attendance is strongly encouraged.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please send a short bio and brief statement of interest to the current Incoming Convener, Cynthia A. Romanowski, at cromanowski@govst.edu.

Thank you for your interest!

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