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(via Kayleen Jones, University of Minnesota Duluth)

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium, or LSLS, invite breakout session proposals for our ninth conference, which will be held virtually on Friday, June 11. There will be no registration cost for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme, “Mapping Our Identity”, invites attendees to explore the varied identities of libraries and library workers and how those identities shift in response to external events, personal development, changes in communities, and more. At LSLS21, we will ask–and, we hope, start to answer–the questions of “Who are we?”, “Whom do we want to become?”, and “How are we getting there?.

Possibilities for presentation topics are below.

Redefining Boundaries

How have we, as individuals or organizations, broken barriers to create a new sense of who we are? How do we balance our work with our personal lives, especially as many of us now work from home? What do we do – and just as importantly, what don’t we do – to reinvigorate and advance our missions?

Expanding Our Reach

What partnerships have we been involved in, and how have they changed how we position ourselves? How have we reached out in response to recent national and global crises? What types of programming, marketing campaigns, tools, or services have we implemented to reach farther than we used to?

Defining Ourselves

How do our personal identities intertwine with the identity of being a library worker? What happens when we shift jobs or professions partway through our careers? How does learning about our past influence who we are and whom we’re becoming?

Protecting Our Identity

How do we ensure the security of the data we collect, the information and resources we steward, and the systems we use? How do we help our patrons protect their identities? How do we show that we value and advocate for the diverse identities of our communities, despite continued marginalization of and violence against some groups?

Perceiving Libraries

How are libraries perceived, by library workers and by our communities? What do we find helpful about how library workers are perceived, and what might we like to change? How do we capitalize on the positive perceptions or address what’s misunderstood?

Successful breakout session presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices. 60-minute breakout sessions should include 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Panel presentations, particularly those representing a diversity of library types, sizes, and/or locations, are strongly encouraged. LSLS 2021 will be held virtually. The steering committee will provide more information about the virtual format to breakout session presenters upon notice of their presentation’s acceptance.

Breakout session presenters should submit proposals here. All proposals should be submitted by Sunday, March 14. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in April.

LSLS allows library staff to share their expertise, learn from their colleagues, and network to develop a stronger community of information professionals. Staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend. The event is organized and supported by library staff and educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin; for a full list of our supporters, go here.

For questions about proposals and submissions, please contact Lisa Wheeler, at ljwheele@d.umn.edu. A complete listing of speakers and agenda will be released in April.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Institute for Research Design in Libraries (IRDL) Scholars’ Speaker Series, Thinking Critically about Research and Power. This series of presentations is designed to shine a spotlight on voices and ideas that challenge traditional ways of conducting research. It surveys various topics with the intention of inspiring research explicitly rooted in social justice. The series is coordinated by a working group of IRDL Scholars. As librarians, educators, and researchers, we are pleased to share this opportunity to reflect and incorporate what we learn from these speakers into our own research efforts, so that our methodologies integrate anti-racist and anti-colonial practices.

Each speaker session is free to attend via Zoom; anyone interested is welcome. Directly following each presentation, there will be an opportunity to discuss the topic further together.

Speakers include the following individuals.

  • Kim TallBear, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
  • Emily Ford, Associate Professor and Urban & Public Affairs Librarian, Portland State University
  • Kakali Bhattacharya, Professor, College of Education, University of Florida
  • Verónica N. Vélez, Founding Director, Education and Social Justice Minor & Program; Associate Professor, Secondary Education, Western Washington University
  • Ana Ndumu, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Click here for additional information on the speakers, the dates and times of their presentations, and to register.

This series is sponsored by IRDL, a continuing-education program for academic and research librarians designed to prepare novice researchers for careers as librarian-researchers. Learn more here. If you have questions regarding the Speaker Series or IRDL, please contact Marie Kennedy, at marie.kennedy@lmu.edu.

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(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University)

The 19th Annual Information Literacy Summit will take place on April 29 (Thursday) and April 30 (Friday). The event-presented by College of DuPage Library, DePaul University Library, and Moraine Valley Community College Library-will be free and virtual, featuring two very special keynote addresses, two days of breakout sessions, and a week of virtual posters. The theme will be “Challenging the status quo: Rethinking information literacy theories and practices with a special focus on responding to the concerns of 2020”.

The keynote speakers are Dr. Laura Saunders, Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science, and Fobazi Ettarh, Undergraduate Success Librarian, Rutgers Newark. More information on them is available here.

Interested in submitting a program or poster proposal? Please see below for details.

Call for Proposals

This year, the Summit will be a virtual two day conference with synchronous and asynchronous events. We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions as well as poster sessions that specifically address how library instruction and/or information literacy has been impacted by the issues of 2020, including race and equity; online teaching and learning; the election; COVID-19. This track is in addition to the breakout sessions accepted for last year’s Summit. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will be 40 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Practical takeaways are encouraged. Submissions should include a 200-300 word description of your session, learning outcomes, a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away, and abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming.

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

Poster Sessions

All posters will be available asynchronously and digitally for one week on the Summit website.

Your poster session can contain images, video, include audio clips, or anything else you’d like to share. Please limit embedded media to less than five minutes in length and the media should stand alone with no presenter explanation required. Please consider accessibility options for your poster such as closed captioning, transcripts, image descriptions. Viewers will be able to post questions about your posters and you will be able to respond via the commenting feature.

Accepted posters will need to be submitted a few weeks in advance of the Summit, and further details will be shared upon acceptance.

Please fill out this Google form to propose a poster.

The deadline to submit proposals is Sunday, January 31.

For more information, please contact a Summit organizer.

College of DuPage Library

Jason Ertz, ertzja@cod.edu

Jennifer Kelley, kelleyj@cod.edu

Christine Kickels, kickels@cod.edu or 630-942-2313

DePaul University Library

Jill King, jking25@depaul.edu

Jennifer Schwartz, jennifer.schwartz@depaul.edu

Moraine Valley Community College Library

Tish Hayes, hayesL45@morainevalley.edu or 708-974-5734

Troy Swanson, swanson@morainevalley.edu or 708-974-5439

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(via Teri Vogel–University of California, San Diego)

As part of the upcoming ACS Virtual Spring Meeting, which will take place over two weeks (April 5-16), the Chemical Information Division will be organizing a symposium, Even the Bonds Are Bigger: The Changing Roles of Librarians. We welcome Chemistry/STEM librarians to share how they have modified their existing roles or taken on new ones in recent years to engage and connect with their researchers and students, whether due to COVID or other factors like budgets and changing researcher needs. This can be anything from launching services like systematic reviews outside of medicine, to developing new delivery methods for instruction and outreach, to covering topics in library instruction we would not have considered a few years ago. We have left this fairly broad to allow for a variety of talks.

If you are interested, please submit your abstract here. The abstract deadline is Tuesday, January 19. Please direct any questions to Teri Vogel (University of California, San Diego), at tmvogel@ucsd.edu.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme, “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities.” The MLA ’21 call for posters and lightning talks is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, February 9.

Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submitters must choose a primary area of practice that relates to the submission. The relevant MLA Areas of Practice are Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership.

Like papers, posters and lightning talks can be submitted as program descriptions or as research submissions. They require a structured abstract, and more information about structured abstracts can be found at “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers”. If you have submitted a paper that was not accepted, consider resubmitting the topic as a poster or a five-minute lightning talk.

Find more information on the submission process at “MLA ’21 FAQ: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions”. Additional information about the meeting itself, including a tentative schedule and registration prices, is available here. Questions? Contact Debra Cavanaugh (Director, Professional Development), at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, with the subject line “MLA 21 Call for Submission Questions”.

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(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Strategic Planning Committee invites you to complete the following brief survey to inform our work on the next version of the Section’s strategic plan. Every three years the strategic plan is reviewed and revised by the Strategic Planning Committee and your feedback is invaluable to this process. We appreciate responses from members and nonmembers of DOLS. Distance and online librarianship is more relevant than ever and we value feedback from all of you!

The survey is open now and the deadline to complete has been extended to Tuesday, January 19. To access the survey, please go here. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Committee Co-Chairs, Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Please save the date to attend the 9th annual CARLI Instruction Showcase, to be held online Friday, May 21. Our call for presenters and the opening of registration are both forthcoming.

Please check here for updates as they become available. Send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Register now to take advantage of early-bird pricing for our Thursday, February 11, online conference, Moving On: Migrating Library Content and Data.

“This link worked yesterday – why doesn’t it work now?” “Will all of our local MARC fields migrate when we change catalogs?” When it comes to integrated library systems and electronic resources platforms, the one constant is change. Whether it’s migrating all your MARC records to a new catalog system or updating URLs when an e-book vendor changes their platform, most library staff members encounter a migration at least once in their career. These processes can be daunting, but they don’t have to be scary.

Join us February 11 for Moving On: Migrating Library Content and Data. This Amigos Library Services online conference will explore ways to lessen the pain of migrations between library systems and platforms.

To see the schedule and register, go here. The early-bird deadline is Friday, January 22, and the final deadline is Monday, February 8.

For more information about this conference, contact Emily Nimsakont, at nimsakont@amigos.org.

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(via Peter Larsen, University of Rhode Island)

The Boston Library Consortium Science and Engineering Community of Interest (LC S&E COI) is back with more short presentations and lightning talks, as part of Science Librarianship in the Time of COVID-19on Wednesday January 13, from 12:00 to 3:30 PM CDT. This online event includes a full afternoon of presentations sharing experiences with, and approaches to, COVID-19 among science librarians.

For a full schedule and registration, go here. Note that the event is free and open to anyone, not just BLC members.

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(via Teri Vogel–University of California, San Diego)

This is the first call for abstracts for Even the Bonds are Bigger: The Changing Role of Librarians, a CINF symposium for the American Chemical Society National Meeting (Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 16, 2021). We welcome talks from STEM librarians on ways they have adapted their roles or adopted new ones in the last few years (including this year due to COVID-19) to connect, collaborate, and engage with researchers, instructors, and students.

Please submit your abstracts here by Tuesday, January 19. The symposium abstract is at the bottom of this announcement.

The spring meeting will be virtual, delivered as ~100 live, interactive 3-hour sessions (no pre-recordings) per day for 10 weekdays, followed by two weeks of on demand content at the presenters’ discretion. The registration fee has been adjusted to $99 for ACS members, $149 for non-members, and $29 for students. See the ACS FAQ page for more information.

Please contact Teri Vogel, at tmvogel@ucsd.edu, with any questions.

Symposium Title: Even the Bonds are Bigger: The Changing Role of Librarians

Symposium Abstract: In recent years, STEM librarians’ responsibilities have evolved or expanded into new areas, often as we continued to cover our (also evolving) work in collection development, instruction, and outreach. Declining library budgets, new technologies, and the changing needs of researchers and students are among the drivers of these changes. And this last year has become a new catalyst, with campuses closed and so many working, learning, and studying remotely. 2020 may have accelerated some of those changes, or even inspired us to find opportunities to connect and engage with our researchers and students.

In this symposium, librarians will share how they have adapted existing roles and/or adopted new ones over the last few years. Topics can cover data management, scholarly communication, outreach, instruction and collection development, and more.

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