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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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Call for Contributors: June 2021 Issue of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the June 2021 issue. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here. If you have any questions regarding submissions OR you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

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(via ACRL)

Did you know that in-person attendance at conferences isn’t required to serve on ACRL division and section committees? Learn more about the process in this video from the ACRL Membership Committee explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works for ACRL division-level committees, section committees, interest, and discussion groups. The webcast recording, freely available on the ACRL YouTube channel, provides an opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession.

The volunteer deadline is Friday, February 12.

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(via Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library)

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee of ACRL invites proposals for presentations at their virtual research forum, to be held online in early May, 2021. Our charge is to investigate and propose ways for education and behavioral science librarians to share ideas about new directions in education and behavioral science librarianship, research in progress or recently completed, and other current topics of interest.

The Research Forum encourages and supports researchers of all levels and offers an opportunity to present research that is currently underway through a 10-minute lightning talk format. Participation in the forum offers presenters an opportunity to share their work in a peer-reviewed venue and receive feedback from the ACRL community. Lightning talks are selected via a competitive, open peer review process.?Those who are not selected will receive formative feedback from the EBSS Research Committee.

Proposals are due Friday, March 19. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of March 29.

Proposal Submission Instructions

To submit a proposal, e-mail the information below in a document (.doc or .pdf) to the EBSS Research Committee Chair, Annie Armstrong, at annie@uic.edu.

Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words, and will be evaluated via rubric by the extent to which they address the following elements:

  • Proposal Title
  • Presenter Information:
    • Names and institutional affiliations of presenter(s)
    • Phone number
    • E-mail address
  • Relevance & Value: The proposal clearly articulates relevance and value of the research project to academic librarians, and has broad appeal to academic librarians and/or relevance to an education, behavioral, or social sciences subject area.
  • Innovation & Originality: The proposal makes a clear and compelling case for the innovation and originality of the research and its contribution to the field. The research explores novel ideas, approaches, or concepts or offers new approaches to common topics.
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lens: The proposal clearly explains how the research relates to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) and/or provides evidence of how research affects diverse communities. If the research is not specific to EDI, the proposal acknowledges the  implications of the project’s limited perspective or scope in this regard.
  • Research Design & Analysis: The proposal describes research questions, objectives, methodology, and results/findings. Project design/methodology is appropriate to the stated research question(s) and objectives and there is evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis (i.e., results/findings).
  • Project Status/Timeline: ?The proposal clearly identifies what stage of the project has been completed and estimates a timeline for the remainder of the project. (Note: Research may be in progress at the time of proposal submission, but some results/findings must be available by the presentation date. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2021, will not be considered.)

Please direct any questions to Annie Armstrong.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The IACRL Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board election. In April of 2021, members will vote for the IACRL Vice-President/President-elect and Secretary. The Vice-President/President-elect will serve three one-year terms, beginning in July of 2021 and ending in June of 2024. Secretary is a one-year position, beginning in July of 2021 and ending in June of 2022.

For more information and submit your nomination, please go here. Self-nominations are accepted. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, February 12. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President and Nominations Committee Chair, at mnieslenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA Vice President/President-Elect Jeanne Hamilton (Bloomington Public Library) will begin making appointments early this year, so now is the time to start thinking ahead.

Appointments begin July 1, 2021, and most committee members serve two- or three-year terms. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee. If you have any questions about volunteering to serve on a committee, please contact the ILA office, at ila@ila.org. The deadline to submit a committee interest form is Monday, March 15.

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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

CARLI has assembled a task force of the CARLI Board of Directors to address revising the CARLI Strategic Priorities to embed concerns related to anti-racism and social justice, and to identify and address topics related to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in CARLI libraries and in the profession. We invite members of underrepresented groups to join the task force.

If you are interested in joining the task force, or would like to provide feedback to the task force, please contact CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, at abcraig@uillinois.edu. The taskforce will meet via Zoom several times over the next few months.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the 2021 candidates for election in the spring of 2021. (The names of HSLI members are in bold.)

President-Elect Candidates
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
Michelle Nielsen Ott (Methodist College)
Heather Jagman (DePaul University)

Board of Directors (candidates in each pairing listed below)
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors will be elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.

Director at Large
Mary Jo Matousek (Aptakisic-Tripp School District, retired)
Kara Thorstenson (Chicago Public Schools)

Director at Large
Michelle Oh (Northeastern Illinois University)
Qiana Johnson (Northwestern University)

Director at Large
Julie Milavec (Downers Grove Public Library)
Andrea Telli (Chicago Public Library, retired)

Director at Large
Jordan Neal (Champaign Public Library)
Randi Sutter (Normal Public Library)

ALA Councilor
Paul Mills (Fountaindale Public Library)
Aaron Skog (SWAN Libraries)

Any ILA member wishing to be added to the ballot by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the paired candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliations of the petitioner as determined by the Nominating Committee. Petition candidates for vice president/president-elect will be added to the presidential slate as requested.

Nominations by petition for an elective office shall be proposed in writing by at least one hundred (100) personal members of the association and delivered to the Executive Office by Monday, March 1. Candidates nominated by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliation of the petitioner. The determination of placement on the slate is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.

The polls will open electronically April 1, 2021. In addition, paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one. The return deadline is thirty days after the ballot is postmarked. The electronic polls will close April 30.

Serving on the Nominating Committee are Molly Beestrum (chair), Karen B. Brown, Deborah Campbell, Edith G. Craig, Paul Mills, M.C. Neal, and Susan Palmer.

Information on each candidate will be available on the ILA website in March. Please e-mail the ILA office at ila@ila.org or call 224-698-1728 with any questions.

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(via Abbie Basile, Old Dominion University)

The ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group‘s Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group seeks nominations for our inaugural annual Notable Works List. Our goal is to recognize and showcase excellent professional contributions that inform the work of library colleagues who support graduate students.  Submissions can include projects and publications by library workers or by researchers in related fields who shed light on important elements of serving graduate students.

Categories of work to be considered include the following.

  • journal articles/conference proceedings
  • websites
  • blog posts
  • library resources/research guides
  • digital learning objects/tutorials/instruction videos
  • conference program/presentation/panel
  • media/multimedia/video
  • game/software
  • other

Please nominate work here. You are encouraged to submit both your own work and that of colleagues. We are especially interested in projects that meet the criteria in our rubric.

The submissions deadline is Friday, March 5. Please direct any questions to Abbie Basile (abasile@odu.edu), Geoff Johnson (geoff.johnson@ucdenver.edu), or Mark Lenker (mark.lenker@unlv.edu).

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