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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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(via Joel Burkholder, Penn State York)

Is your library incorporating the Framework for Information Literacy into your First Year programs in innovative ways?

The ACRL Instruction Section Best Practices Committee (http://www.ala.org/acrl/is/acr-insilbest) wants to hear from you!

The committee would like to showcase how different institutions (e.g., community colleges, four-year colleges or universities, etc.) engage with first-year students.  In particular, we are interested in integrated or distributed approaches to information literacy instruction. These approaches typically offer non-credit bearing experiences (e.g. course-related instruction, badges, co-curricular activities, etc.) that intentionally develop research skills by engaging faculty as partners to blend concepts into a college or university curriculum.

If you’d like to showcase your program, please e-mail me a brief description of it, at jmb7609@psu.edu. A member of the Committee will follow up with you in early 2019.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

The CARLI Preservation Committee invites you to attend the workshop “Choosing and Constructing Protective Enclosures for Library Materials”. This all-day program on protective enclosures will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield on May 8, 2019.

The workshop will include a presentation about protective enclosures, and two hands-on sessions to learn how to make book wrappers for thin books and boxes for thicker books.

Registration is available to those from CARLI member libraries and is free. Due to the hands-on nature of this program, space is limited.

Registration will be first come and will initially be limited:

March 12 – March 26: registration is limited to 1 person per CARLI member library; March 27 – April 10: registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library; April 11 – April 23: if space remains, CARLI will open registration to any members on the waitlist.

To register, please visit:

https://www.carli.illinois.edu/preservation-workshop-choosing-and-constructing-protective-enclosures-library-materials.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office atsupport@carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinois.edu>.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2019, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

ILA’s committees provide major support services for ILA membership, leadership, special interest groups, and the Executive Board. Committee chairs are appointed by the current ILA president with the approval of the Executive Board. Terms of office vary and include a single one-year term for most committees. The opportunity to serve on or chair an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members and chairs are expected to maintain current personal membership in ILA. To access the committee volunteer form, please go here.

Not sure which committee is right for you? View the list of ILA committees. The list includes the names of the committee’s current Chair(s) and members as well as the committee’s responsibilities.

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(via Carolyn Ciesla, Prairie State College)

Please consider running for a position on the IACRL Executive Committee for next year! 

Available positions are Vice President/President-elect and Secretary. Terms are for one year, and responsibilities include regular executive committee meetings and some committee work.

Curious about exactly what kind of committee work this group does? Per the IACRL website:

The Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of the association. The Executive Committee shall receive and discuss ideas, develop recommendations to present to the assembly, plan the schedule of meetings, and perform other duties as needed. The Executive Committee shall periodically review the charge, structure, and function of all committees. The Executive Committee shall seek to strengthen ties with ILA and to ILA committees of interest to IACRL membership.

If you’re interested, or you think you know someone who may be, please contact:

Carolyn Ciesla

IACRL Past President

cciesla@prairiestate.edu

We’d love to have you join us! Deadline for submission is March 11.

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