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(via Suzanne Schriar, Illinois State Library)

The Targeting Autism Forum will be held on May 17-18, 2018 in the atrium of the State Library in Springfield. The full agenda for the forum is available at the State Library’s website. To register, send an email to Suzanne Schriar with a subject line that reads, “Registration for the forum”. Please include your name, job title, name of your library or other professional affiliation and a brief statement about your interest in the topic of autism and libraries. As in previous years, there is no registration fee to attend. Lodging for May 16-17 will be provided at no additional charge at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registrations will be accepted now through Friday, April 20.

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(via Theresa Kline, Cleveland Clinic)

Early Bird Registration opens this Saturday, April 14th, for the 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Cleveland, Ohio! We are excited to have you join us for three days of fun in the city of Rock and Roll! Some of the conference highlights include the following:

  • Take a CE class on Saturday morning or afternoon to expand your knowledge or learn a new skill!
  • Join us for our Keynote Speaker, Patricia Flatley Brennan, on Sunday, October 7th!
  • Walk a few blocks and tour the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame on any of these days. Take advantage of the conference discount with the “Show Your Badge” program by ordering a ticket online (even day of) before your visit.
  • Participate in Jam Sessions to discuss the latest technology used by librarians and our patrons on Sunday afternoon.
  • Conclude conference by listening to the Medical Humanities Panel on Monday afternoon!

We encourage you to take a few moments and reserve your spot today by clicking here! In addition to Rock ‘n Roll, the Cleveland Indians or Browns – maybe both – might be playing in Cleveland. Consider purchasing tickets to see a game!

Because Cleveland residents and out-of-town fans might drive into town for a game, while participants are at the conference, we encourage you to make reservations at the Westin Cleveland Downtown to get the hotel rooms at the conference rate today!

Ask Cathy Murch about Registration

Contact Don Pearson with website updates or suggestions

Email Jessica DeCaro if you have questions about the conference venue

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Reminder: ACRL 2019 Program Proposals Due May 4

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019 – Recasting the Narrative. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due Friday, May 4, 2018. Submit your proposal via the Call for Participation.

Why Present at ACRL 2019?

·       Advocate for your research, project, or initiative.

·       Expand your connections and get feedback from the best in the profession.

·       Inspire your colleagues by presenting on the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic librarianship.

·       Boost your professional experience and confidence.

·       Invite new collaborations and opportunities into your life.

·       Be published in the online ACRL 2019 Conference Proceedings (contributed papers).

·       Add your presentation to your CV and feel good about contributing to the profession.

A Format for Everyone
ACRL 2019 offers eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is a format best suited to your ideas.

Get Started
Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. The tags will serve to create a conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

Due Dates
Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018.

Mark Your Calendars!
ACRL 2019 will be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration opens mid-May 2018. The conference website has the complete scoop! Questions should be directed to

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(via Christi Piper, University of Colorado Denver)

The Program Committee invites paper and lightning talk proposal submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2018 Midcontinental (MCMLA) Virtual Chapter Meeting. This year’s theme is “Partners in Progress. . . Exploring the Possibilities”. The meeting will take place online on October 4th and 5th. The Virtual 2018 MCMLA Annual Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and all are welcome to submit paper and lightning talk abstracts for consideration.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15. Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 1, 2018. Please contact Christi Piper with questions, at or 303-724-2170.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

Registration is now OPEN! Reserve your space for the 5th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH on June 7 & 8, 2018.

Schedule in brief:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Northwest Book Depository Tours
  • 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. – Welcome
  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.  – Lightning rounds
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – OCLC Update
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Opening reception and trivia contest
  • 6:30 p.m. and later – Dine-arounds or dinner on your own

Friday, June 8, 2018–8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Keynote address
  • Three tracks of concurrent sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Keynote Address: Promises and Pitfalls of 21st Century Resource Sharing – In this presentation, George Needham will discuss the roots of interlibrary loan in the early 20th century, consider the impact of technology in the forms of the MARC record, OCLC, and the web, and then look at what forms resources sharing may take in the years to come.

Conference Rates:

The conference registration fee is $125 ($150 for registration after May 29) and includes all sessions, as well as the reception on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Join your resource sharing partners in charting our course together.

For hotel reservations and other information, visit the conference website.

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(via Kimberly Powell, Emory University)

The Research Awards Committee of the MLA Research Section is seeking judges for papers and posters for MLA ’18 in Atlanta. You may participate as a poster judge if you are presenting a paper or as a paper judge if you are presenting a poster. If you are willing to help, please simply fill out this online form by April 23.

  • Judge Duties: All
    • Attend the meeting of the Research Awards Committee on Sunday, May 20, from 7:00-8:55am, to receive judging instructions. If this is not possible, other arrangements can be made.
    • Complete the evaluation forms and submit the results online by June 10.
  • Poster Judges
    • Visit assigned posters during the appropriate poster sessions to talk with the presenters.
  • Paper Judges
    • Attend assigned paper sessions to hear presentations and be able to ask questions of presenters.

If you have any questions, please contact, Kimberly R. Powell, chair, Research Awards Committee.

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Save the Date : Digital Directions 2018 (Oct. 15-16 in Atlanta, GA)

(via Julie Martin, Northeast Document Conservation Center)

Join us in Atlanta!

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections October 15-16, 2018 Commerce Club – Atlanta, Georgia

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.

Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?

The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, business and special libraries and archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Discounted student rate is available.


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(via Dianne Brown, Tufts University)

Registration for the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp is now open –  Regular registration is $60; the student rate is $30.

The eighth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at Tisch Library, Tufts University (Medford, MA).  It is a low-cost, day-long program that will feature expert lectures from Dr. Claire Wardle on fighting misinformation, and Eric Huntley on data visualization, a panel discussion with first generation college students, and a bevy of afternoon workshops on topics such as zines, copyright, losing your fear of public speaking, mapping Census data, research data management, and text analysis for the social sciences.   Once again, we’ll be offering informal discussion groups with topics generated by the attendees in advance.  Take a look at the preliminary information on speakers and sessions at the 2018 SSLBC website.

A few more things

  • We’ve updated our Code of Conduct this year.  Take a look before you register.
  • We can no longer offer free parking for attendees.  Parking is available for $8 in the Dowling Hall garage.  The Medford/Somerville campus is well-served by bus lines, and is about a 15 minute walk from the Davis Square T stop.  Check out our Travel Info page for more detail.

If you have any questions about the registration process, reach out to  For questions about the program, you can email

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(via the Academic Library Association of Ohio)

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 44th Annual Conference, Take Action! Conveying Value, Cultivating Success, which will explore our impact on student engagement, student learning and student success. We all do great things that impact students, so let’s share our work and experiences!

Featured speakers at the conference will be Dr. Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s iSchool and Dr. Debra Gilchrist, Vice President for Student Success at Pierce College. 

Conference Date: November 2, 2018

Conference Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio

Submission Deadline:  EXTENDED TO April 16, 2018

More information and submission guidelines are available on the Conference website. All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs. If you have questions, please visit the website or contact Laura Birkenhauer and Carrie Girton at

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join ILA’s delegation and travel to the nation’s capitol to get our message out to Congress! ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patrons to Washington, D.C. Illinois has traditionally delivered one of the most robust delegations and we expect to do so again this year.

NLLD registration ($75) is handled through ALA. Illinois librarians will automatically be counted as part of the Illinois delegation. Your registration fee includes legislative materials, Monday’ briefing sessions and Congressional Reception, organized by ALA’s National Library Legislative Day Committee; and Tuesday’s Congressional visits, organized by ILA.

Once again, ILA will host a dinner on Monday, May 7 ($50 for ILA members; $60 for non-members). Dinner registration is handled through ILA.

Learn more, or register for NLLD and/or the ILA dinner.

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