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(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>!

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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. 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.

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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. 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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(via the American Library Association)

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., American Library Association (ALA) President-Elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2020-2022 term (beginning July 1, 2020). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics.

The online committee volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/committees/volunteer/frm_vol) opened on Monday, July 15, 2019. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select “ALA” in the drop-down menu on the main form). To be considered for the 2020-2022 term, forms must be submitted no later than September 30, 2019. Any forms received after this date will be considered for the next term (2021-2023).

President-Elect Jefferson will make committee appointments in consultation with both the Committee on Appointments (responsible for ALA and Joint committee appointments) and the Committee on Committees (responsible for Council committee appointments). Committee appointments will be completed by the ALA Midwinter Meeting in 2020, with notifications sent to appointed individuals in Spring 2020.

For more information on the various committees, please go to http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2019/07/volunteer-serve-ala-council-and-joint-committees-2020-2022-0.

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(via the American Library Association)

The ALA 2019 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the positions of Councilor-at-Large and President-elect.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for these positions have until July 31st, to complete the form. All potential nominees must complete the Candidate Biographical Form available at https://officers.directnominations.net. You will be asked to create an account in order to access the form.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2020 spring election.

  • The President-elect will serve a three-year term: as President-elect in 2020-21, as President in 2021-22, and as Immediate Past President in 2022-23.
  • The Councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2020 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2023 Annual Conference.

The ALA President and Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA]. Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

Questions about running for office may be directed to any member of the Nominating Committee:

  • Emmanuel L. Faulkner, Sr. (Chair), Librarian, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore, MD, (443)642-4511,  efaulkner@bcps.k12.md.us
  • Matthew P. Ciszek, Library Director, Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA, (814) 898-6377, mpc16@psu.edu
  • Carol Edwards, Independent Book Reviewer, Littleton, CO, (303) 794-1236, Edwarc48@gmail.com
  • Michelle Frisque, Chief of Technology, Content & Innovation, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL, (312) 747-4250, frisquem@gmail.com
  • Jill Gengler, Director of Alumni Affairs, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, (217) 265-6252, gengler@illinois.edu
  • LeRoy LaFleur, Associate Director of Library Services, Ginn Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA, (617) 627-0854, leroy.lafleur@tufts.edu
  • Janice S. Lewis, Director, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, lewisja@ecu.edu

The 2020 ALA elections will take place March 9-April 1, 2020.

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Research Data Management Workgroup of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting Advisory Board members to be part of a committee that reviews terms, adds new terms, and suggest connections between terms. If you are interested in being part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board send you name to Mary Piorun at mary.piorun@umassmed.edu by July 1st with a brief description (less than 300 words) explaining your interest.

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