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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

We anticipate over 260 ACRL members will be attending their first ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. We’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience.

Experienced conference-goers attending ALA Annual 2018 are invited to be a buddy for a first-time ACRL attendee by providing advice and guidance before or during the conference. It’s easy — you don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out. If you’ve ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate the conference and learn more about ACRL, that’s all it takes

You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Convention Center in room Blaine-Kern A-D (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans), the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., or meet for coffee. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).

It’s easy to sign up!  Just go here. Read new attendee profiles, and click “sign up” to be a buddy to that person. The deadline to sign up is June 20.

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(via Kelly Grossmann, Eastern Michigan University)

Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians! This immersive 2 ½ day conference offers librarians an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of academic and medical librarians dedicated to providing research support to faculty and graduate students.

Click here to register. For more details, please visit the Boot Camp website. Contact Bethany McGowan ( or Sarah Huber ( with any questions.

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Registration Open for DataONE Users Group Meeting (July 16)

(via Bob Sandusky, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The DataONE Users Group meeting is just over a month away. Register today!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join us for the 2018 DataONE Users Group Meeting. Co-located with the with the ESIP Summer Meeting, we will have one full day of talks, break-out sessions, community presentations and an evening poster reception on Monday July 16th. This is a great opportunity to learn more about DataONE, to network with colleagues and to share your perspectives on the future of DataONE and the DUG. There is no cost to register and we are still accepting abstracts for talks and posters.

On July Tuesday 17th you may also join us for two half-day workshops offered by DataONE as part of the ESIP agenda (separate registration required). Details below:

For information on the DUG meeting, please go here.

Please also consider forwarding the DUG meeting information with colleagues and networks that are interested in DataONE.

Building a Community of Scientific Data Repositories in an Open Science Landscape

Monday July 16th 2018
Marriott University Park, Tucson AZ; co-located with the ESIP meeting

  • Bringing together repository managers and users in support of open science
  • Community contributed talks and posters
  • DataONE updates and visioning
  • Topical breakout sessions and workshops

There is no registration fee to attend and participate in the DUG meeting.
Information, registration and group hotel rates can be found at:

Meeting Theme and Objectives
The 2018 meeting theme, “Building a Community of Scientific Data Repositories in an Open Science Landscape” will bring together repository managers, users and other stakeholders to explore achievements and future work in the open science landscape. Community talks and posters that explore broad topics of interoperability, preservation, data discovery, reproducible research and sustainability are invited.

DataONE encourages DataONE Member Nodes, data scientists, researchers, scientists, students and others to submit abstracts for posters and talks.

Abstract Submission for Posters and Talks

Abstracts for talks and posters are solicited during the registration process. Talks will be approximately 10-20 minutes in duration, to be confirmed with development of the agenda. Submissions for talks will be accepted until June 10th, 2018. Oral presentations are not guaranteed. Those not accepted as oral presentations will be given the option to present a poster. Poster submissions will remain open until the close of registration.

A shareable flyer and postcard are available online.  We would be grateful if you could circulate widely in your networks.

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(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

Library Instruction West 2018 approaches!
July 19th & 20th
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
Keynoter: Maria Konnikova (more information is available here)
You can register here. Please view the Conference schedule here.

Want “funtivities”?

  • Mix & Mingle event Weds evening 7.18 (Free; A custom cocktail!? Whaaaat?)
  • All-Conference Cocktails & Dinner Thursday evening 7.19 (Free; Can you say photo booth?!)
  • Brewilery Tasting Tour Friday night 7.20 ($35; only 10 spots left! Brewilery = Brewery + Winery + Distillery! = YUM!; Charcuterie provided!)
  • Morning Hike on the Colorado National Monument Saturday morning 7.21 ($15; only FOUR spots left!

A few notes

  • campus housing is still available ($55/night, with linens), and local hotels will have room for you too ($99-$119/night). More information is available here.
  • Unfortunately, the pre-conference with Maria Konnikova is sold out, so you won’t see the option to register for that.
  • If you have special institutional circumstances/policies preventing you from registering, please let us know–we want to make sure we have that noted for headcount purposes!
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(via Jill Hallam-Miller, Bucknell University)

Bucknell University will host its fifth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC18) from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.”

#BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners-faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others-committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach.

We encourage proposals that explore or critique digital scholarship as it relates to access, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but should not be limited to, the following:

  • accessibility of digital platforms and technology
  • access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship
  • digital scholarship and social change
  • sustainability and future access to digital scholarship
  • digital scholarship and multimodal/interdisciplinary access
  • access to digital scholarship beyond the academy
  • the public mission of digital scholarship
  • creating opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives
  • designing for access, activism, and advocacy

Submissions may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

We look forward to building on the success of the last four years, in which we have come together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2017 meeting, the conference website and this year’s call.

Proposal Submission Form

Proposals are due: Saturday, June 30, 7:00 PM CDT
Notifications will be sent by July 15th.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

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(via Kim Copenhaver, Eckerd College)

Ready to climb the leadership ladder within ALA? Interested in increasing your involvement with the Association? Not sure where to start?

Embark on the path to leadership as an ALA or Council Committee Intern. Join ALA’s Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) to learn more about the application process, expectations and benefits of participation. Members of the ALA TOLD Committee, current Interns and Intern program alumni will share their experiences, application tips and more at the Your path to ALA leadership! ALA & Council Intern Discussion Group at 2018 ALA Annual.

9-10 a.m.Sunday, June 24

Morial Convention Center, Rm 210

Sign-up for this session on the 2018 Annual Conference Scheduler at ALA & Council Intern Discussion Group.

Follow TOLD on Twitter here.

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(via David Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Come join the RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee for a lively presentation of exciting new research in the field of reference services.  Our presenters, selected using a blind review process, will discuss findings from their current original research projects. The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, in MCP
W180. To register for the Forum, visit the ALA Annual Program.

New Discoveries in Reference: The 24th Annual Reference Research Forum
Saturday, June 23rd
Morial Convention Center Room 289

“Reframing Reference through Participatory Visual Methods”
Eamon Tewell, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Long Island University, Brooklyn

How can academic librarians improve reference services for marginalized students? How can research into these questions center students’ ideas and lived experiences? This study uses Photovoice, a participatory method that combines photography, interviews, and discussion to create change regarding an issue. Attendees will gain insight into how 11 students from historically marginalized backgrounds seek information in their everyday activities, and learn about students’ recommendations and potential implications for the development and redesign of reference services.​

“Reference on Demand: Testing an ‘Uber Reference’ Service in an Academic Library”
Brian D. Moss, Reference Services Manager, University of Kansas Libraries

In an effort to overcome students’ reluctance to approach library staff, we have begun testing an “Uber reference” model that allows patrons to summon library staff to group study areas within the library. This presentation will present the findings of a pilot study within a large academic library, examining the effectiveness of this on-demand reference service. The presentation will conclude with suggestions for how other libraries can implement their own on-demand reference services, drawing upon the lessons learned through this pilot study.

“You Didn’t Say ‘Hola’: What Happens When the Reference Script Is Altered”
Julie Marie Frye, Education Library Head, Indiana University
Maria Hasler Barker, Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

Grounded in a Critical Theory framework (Habermas, 1984), we used conversation analysis (Schegloff, 2007) to examine 20 hours of digitally-recorded reference desk activity at a public library in a US-Mexico border city. This study contributes to an understanding of how the reference initiation type can affect the efficiency and effectiveness of bilingual transactions. Our findings illuminate cross-cultural communicative differences for scholars and practitioners who seek to improve bilingual patron comfort in libraries.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

What do you think of when you hear the word “advocacy”? Do you immediately think of stumping on Capitol Hill and meeting with local government officials? “Advocacy” is much more than politics. Every day, librarians and staff find themselves in situations where they must advocate for resources, money, and services for their libraries, in addition to advocating for themselves and their career as professionals.

Join us on September 12 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, Speak Up – Advocating for You and Your Library, where we will explore advocacy beyond politics.

Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference! Suggested topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • creating the right message about your library
  • identifying and crafting your communication strategy
  • building public awareness
  • responding to a budget crisis
  • self-advocacy-asking for and seeking what you need
  • developing relationships with your administrators and leadership
  • building your network of supporters and advocates in the community
  • dealing effectively with the media
  • working in collaboration with other organizations or departments

If you can speak to one of these topics, or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal by Friday, June 29. The link for doing so is here. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Come share your thoughts and experiences with privacy and analytics at the Privacy Social Hour on June 24 during ALA Annual in New Orleans.

Scott Young (Montana State University) and Lisa Hinchliffe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) are hosting this community engagement event as a part of the IMLS-funded National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics. This project aims to critically address library values and practices related to third-party tracking on the web. We want to hear from you to learn how we can achieve privacy in the age of analytics.

Please RSVP here by Friday, June 22.

Sunday, June 24, 4-5pm
Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen

748 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

(5 blocks from the convention center)

We hope to see you in New Orleans!

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(via Laine Thielstrom, Colby College)

ALA Annual in New Orleans is right around the corner. Don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs running June 23rd-25th!

21st Century Collection Development Strategies for Media

Saturday, June 23, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 278

Are you involved in media collection development in your library? Join us as a panel of librarians representing both academic and public libraries discuss the unique film-to-library user ecosystem and its import for collection development and services. Specific topics addressed will include collaborative approaches to building effective streaming video collections, such as developing relationships with multiple vendors to license streaming video content, educating library users about relevant format and licensing options, collaborating with institutional diversity initiatives, and implementing streaming video initiatives at branch or satellite locations.

NEW! Streaming Video Open Forum

Saturday, June 23, 4 PM – 5 PM   

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 298

Large-scale streaming video platforms are making more video content directly available to our users than ever before.  How do librarians plan for and navigate issues of funding and access in a seemingly ever-expanding sea of offerings?  Topics include: funding models, implications for immediate and long-term access, the effect of large-scale streaming collections on independent distributors, and opportunities for collaboration.  Moderated by Gisèle Tanasse, Film & Media Services Librarian, University of California, Berkeley.

Empowering Youth through Video Storytelling

Saturday, June 23, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Fulton

NOVAC has been teaching young people to tell their stories through video since the 1970s. Currently, NOVAC leads programs in partnership with public libraries that allow children and teens to connect and learn from professional filmmakers. Every summer their highly successful workshop culminate in a family-friendly red carpet event celebrating the success of program participants. Join us to discuss what makes this library program so successful and meet some of the people involved in making it happen as well as participants. Moderated by Erin Miller, Head, Media Library, University of North Texas.

The State of Independent Filmmaking in New Orleans

NEW! Featured speakers

Sunday, June 24, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 213

Join VRT and representatives from the New Orleans Film Society to discuss the state of independent film making in New Orleans. Hear directly from local filmmakers featured in the Now Showing @ALA film series, including: Zandashé Brown (Dir. Summer 16), Victoria Greene, (Dir. Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole), Zibby Jahns (Artist/Costume Designer featured in The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium), Cam-Thanh Tran (Assistant Director, Tulane Center for Studies of Displaced Populations featured in Echoes of Vietnam), and Fallon Young (Exec. Dir., New Orleans Film Society).  Moderated by Michele McKenzie, Immediate Past Chair VRT, Media Librarian, City College of San Francisco.

Multimedia Discussion Group

Sunday, June 24, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 296
The Multimedia Production Discussion Group serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on supporting media production in multi-type libraries. Topic coverage is diverse, including the equipment, computing and on demand support for audio/video creation to 3D printing, Virtual Reality and related technologies often associated with the makerspace movement.  Moderated by Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, University of Minnesota.

VRT Membership and Executive Board Meeting

Monday, June 25, 8:30PM – 12:30PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 296
Please join the Video Round Table’s (VRT) Executive Officers and Board in this open business meeting and learn how you can become involved! VRT members and nonmembers are both welcome.  Moderated by Andrew Horbal, VRT Chair.

Now Showing @ ALA

The Now Showing @ ALA Film Program offers a variety of films and documentaries throughout the conference from Saturday through Monday. Several of these films are being screened in conjunction with the panel of representatives from the New Orleans Films Society and local filmmakers (Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am-11:30am).

Sunday, June 24

Forgotten Bayou — 8:00am-9:15am, Theater C

On August 3, 2012 a sinkhole swallowed a swath of swamps in Bayou Corne, Louisiana. Residents were left with an impossible choice: start their lives over elsewhere, or stay and face the risks. This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring the director, Victoria Greene.

Echoes of Vietnam — 9:15am-9:45am

A group of Vietnamese refugees from New Orleans find an unlikely source of strength after traumatic events like post-war relocation and Hurricane Katrina.  This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring Cam-Thanh Tran, Assistant Director, Tulane Center for Studies of Displaced Populations.

The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium — 9:45am-10:05am, Theater C

A celebratory look at the cherished tradition of costuming during Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the place where it all begins–Jefferson Variety, a family-owned local fabric and craft store. This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring artist and costume designer, Zibby Jahns.

Summer16 — 10:10am-10:30am, Theater C

A look at the Baton Rouge flooding of 2016 and the incidents of police brutality in Louisiana that created an intense summer in 2016 for Louisiana residents.  This film is being screened in conjunction with the panel discussion on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30am – 11:30am featuring the director, Zandashé Brown.

Jackson — 10:30am-12pm, Theater C

Wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, the lives of two women are deeply affected by the director of the local pro-life crisis pregnancy center and the movement she represents.

Monday, June 25

Kedi — 2:30pm-4:00pm

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Recipient of the “Dewey the Cat’s favorite” honorable mention for Video Round Table’s Notable Videos for Adults list in 2018, Kedi is noteworthy for being an purely entertaining and absolutely adorable documentary.

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