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(via the American Library Association)

The application<> process for the 2019 Leadership Institute is now open. Applications will be accepted through March 8, 2019. Selected participants will be notified in mid-May. Applicants may nominate<> themselves or be nominated by their employer.

Cost per participant is $1,650 which includes training, materials, lodging, breakfast and lunch on all four days, dinner on Wednesday, and a free one-year membership to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA).

The 2019 Leadership Institute will take place August 5-8, 2019 at the Hilton Oak Brook/Chicago Conference Center and Resort<> in Oak Brook, Illinois.  A welcome reception will be held on Sunday evening, August 4.

Nearly 100% of attendees rated the 2018 ALA Leadership Institute a “very positive” experience-the top rating possible! “This was the best professional development I have had related to leadership! The leaders were very knowledgeable and guided us in making our own decisions as they related to our personal situations.”

The American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders led by past ALA President Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss.

The institute includes a structured learning track and the opportunity for individual development.

“Wonderful atmosphere and congeniality among participants and between participants and facilitators. Great, nonthreatening learning environment.”

To see the full announcement, including the expected outcomes and the requirements for applying, please go here<>.

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(via Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin)

Are you making travel plans for next school year? Milwaukee is a great place to be in the fall!

Join us in Milwaukee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association where you will have the opportunity to discover, connect and collaborate with your colleagues.

The conference will be held in Milwaukee, Oct. 4 – 7, 2019. Mark your calendars!

Our keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, aka the Comic Nurse.  Our social event will be dinner and  exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee  icon.

For more information, visit

Looking forward to seeing you 2019!

Your 2019 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee,

Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dora Davis, ProHealth Care
Michele Matucheski, Ascension
Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are open for Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program that will be held on April 27, 2019, at the Illinois State Library. Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. This year’s program will focus on how to build effective teams. Through case studies and small group discussion, participants will learn how to help teams get off to a great start and build toward success as well as how to diagnose and solve common team problems.

The application deadline is Friday, March 1. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 11. If you have questions about your application, please contact Cyndi Robinson at or 312-644-1896.

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(via Jennifer Schwatz, DePaul University)

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Registration is Open<>

Keynote Address:
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials)
You may either pay by credit card or send a check payable to Moraine Valley CC Library to the following address:
Moraine Valley CC Library
Information Literacy Summit
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Who should attend?
* Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
* Academic, school, public and special librarians
* Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
* Professional Development Credits available

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(via Laura Barrett, Dartmouth College)

2019 Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) 

Applications Now Open!

When is the last time you were able to spend several days focused solely on your teaching?

Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that applications are open for the annual Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) and the Archives and Special Collections track (LALI-ASC). By exploring evidence-based practices that advance student learning, you will come away with new approaches and ideas to incorporate into your teaching. Your students will have more fun, learn more, and maybe even change their minds–and yours–about what library instruction can accomplish.

Reinvigorate your practice in a community of peers!

2019 applications are now open. Visit the LALI websitefor more information and scroll down to the Application & Selection section for the application links:


This year, there are two offerings of each program.

LALI, July 8-10

LALI, August 5-7

LALI-ASC, July 17-20

LALI-ASC, August 14-17


Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH03755


Cost per participant is $500 for LALI and $575 for LALI-ASC.

The comprehensive tuition includes the following:

·     Full program participation

·     Single occupancy on-campus room with internet service

·     All instructional materials

·     All meals beginning with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch on the final day of each program

·     Parking

·     Use of athletic facilities


LALI offers scholarships to cover all or part of the cost of the program depending on the needs of the applicants and the funds available. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage attendance by participants with limited professional development support. In determining awards, the scholarships committee evaluates both the applicant’s financial need and the potential impact attendance would have on the applicant’s career development. LALI follows a need-blind admissions process, and scholarship applications are reviewed only after attendees for each session have been evaluated and accepted into the program.

To apply for a scholarship, visit the LALI website and click on the Tuition & Accommodations section.

For more information, contact Joshua Dacey, Teaching & Learning Program Assistant, or (603) 646-0794.

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Registration is now open for the 2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium!

 – Six Pre-conference Workshops:

– Collections as Data: Digital Collections for Emerging Research Methods by Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania
– Two Peas in a Pod: On Information Literacy and Open Educational Resources by Michelle Reed, University of Texas at Arlington
– Text Mining with HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research by Eleanor Dickson Koehl, HathiTrust

– Results-Driving OER Programs by Nicole Finkbeiner, Rice University
– Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges by Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute and UCLA

-Strategies and Tools for Digital Repository Selection and Migration by Todd Crocken and Anne Washington, University of Houston

– Outdoor Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception held on Day 1

Register at:

Keynote speakers:

  Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
“Open, Equitable, Affordable, and Transparent: Progress on the Road to True Open Access”

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

“Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure”

Featured speaker:

Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator / Associate Professor, James Madison University
“Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship”

Deans’ Panel:

David Lewis, Dean Emeritus, IUPUI University Library

“Digital Infrastructure: Paying for the Pipes”

with responses from:

Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair, University of Oregon Libraries

Alexia Hudson-Ward, Director of Libraries, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Shan Sutton, Dean of University Libraries and Katheryne B. Willock Endowed Chair, University of Arizona

-10-Minute “Lightning Talks”:

“Cross-Institutional Collaboration on Digital Initiatives between the Museums and Archives of the Atlanta University Center” by Gayle Schecter, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

“Re/Mapping the Archives: Repository Content for the Digital Humanities and Cartographer” by Michael R. Howser, SDSU

“Can This Be Redacted? Developing an Institutional Repository and Addressing Privacy Issues” by Pamela Pierce, OHSU

“The Language Archive: Migrating to an Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution” by Jeroen Geerts, Max Planck Institute Nijmegen

“Pushing PCP and Dismissing Diversity: Platforms, Competition, and Profit” by Paige Mann, University of Redlands

Plus, 12 Concurrent Sessions and 4 User Groups (Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora and Islandora)
See the full program at:

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Call for Proposals: IOLUG 2019 Conference (Deadline March 1)

(via the Indiana Online Users Group)

IOLUG 2019 Conference

Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities

Submit proposals at

Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019

Submissions are invited for the IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference, to be held May 10th in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions are welcomed from all types of libraries and on topics related to the theme of data in libraries.Libraries and librarians work with data every day, with a variety of applications – circulation, gate counts, reference questions, and so on. The mass collection of user data has made headlines many times in the past few years. Analytics and privacy have, understandably, become important issues both globally and locally. In addition to being aware of the data ecosystem in which we work, libraries can play a pivotal role in educating user communities about data and all of its implications, both favorable and unfavorable.

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on topics related to data in libraries, including but not limited to:  ·

  • Using tools/resources to find and leverage data to solve problems and expand knowledge,·
  • Data policies and procedures,·
  • Harvesting, organizing, and presenting data,·
  • Data-driven decision making,·
  • Learning analytics,·
  • Metadata/linked data,·
  • Data in collection development,·
  • Using data to measure outcomes, not just uses,·
  • Using data to better reach and serve your communities,·
  • Libraries as data collectors,·
  • Big data in libraries,·
  • Privacy,·
  • Social justice/Community Engagement,·
  • Algorithms,·
  • Storytelling, and·
  • Libraries as positive stewards of user data.

The Conference Planning Committee encourages presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians, library staff, and information professionals can implement to improve their resources and services for patrons, students, faculty, etc.We are especially interested in hearing from presenters who would like to lead a longer workshop around the conference theme. Workshops could cover multiple session times and have use of the on-site computer lab, if desired.Presentations will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Planning Committee.IOLUG is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to inspire innovation. IOLUG strives to:·

  • Foster an environment for individuals to network and grow professionally in the area of Librarianship,·
  • Provide opportunities for members to share current technology trends in libraries, and·
  • Provide continuing education opportunities on current technologies that impact libraries.

Submit proposals at

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Registration is now available for the 2019 Immersion Program. Immersion ’19 will be held at Loyola University Chicago, July 28-August 2, 2019.

Immersion ’19 is an intensive 4 ½ day program designed for those who contribute to the educational role of libraries in higher education. Through a critical examination of information literacy, teaching and learning, and influence and leadership, the Immersion program curriculum aims to develop critically reflective practitioners who go on to enact change in their practice, projects, or personal and professional goals.

The Immersion program is designed for participants with any level of experience in libraries. We invite anyone who would like to reflect upon, extend, and deepen their practice as an educator in libraries, regardless of particular job function or title, to co-create an engaged community of learners in partnership with the program facilitators.

Program Outcomes
Immersion Program participants will:

§  Examine the educational role of librarians in higher education in order to appraise their own position and context of practice, including their institutional setting and larger systems of power and privilege.

§  Reflect on various conceptions of information literacy in order to develop and apply a personal and, when applicable, shared understanding of information literacy.

§  Examine and question underlying assumptions about teaching and learning in order to develop critically informed instructional practices.

§  Engage with theories of influence, change, and leadership in order to develop a critical perspective that addresses issues of power and privilege in higher education and fosters inclusive workplaces and communities.

How to Register
Registration materials are available online. Registration is capped at 100 participants and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(via Nina Exner, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Registration is now open for Empirical Librarians 2019 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting original research. Empirical Librarians provides a great venue for learning, networking, and discussion about the many ways that research and librarianship thrive together.

*Registration Link:*

Registration fee is $45, which includes continental breakfast and snacks both days and lunch on the first day.

This year’s joint keynote speakers will be Kris Brancolini and Marie Kennedy of Loyola Marymount University Library. Kris and Marie are founders of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (

The dates at March 7-8, 2019. Please read more about the conference here:

The full schedule of sessions and abstracts will be posted to the website shortly. In the meantime, please make your travel arrangements. We look forward to seeing you in Richmond!

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(via Daniel Dotson, The Ohio State University)


Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians

July 17-19, 2019

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Please save the date (July 17-19, 2019) 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 librarians providing research support for scientists.  Whether you work with medical researchers, engineering undergrads, or physicists looking for the next nanoparticle, you’ll find something of interest at GLSBC 2019!

Registration will open in Spring 2019.

Boot Camp website:

Contact Jenny Hart ( if you have any questions.

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