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(via Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College)

ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter

Librarians as Advocates: Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

Fall 2018 Program 

October 26, 2018

Library Learning Terrace at Drexel University

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region and into the methods and lessons of prominent librarian activists.  In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope.  This program will include a panel presentation, chapter meeting, lightning round presentations, and unconference-style round table discussions.  Participants will have an opportunity to share their own work and will be inspired by the work of their peers to apply methods of activism to create more equitable, inclusive, and diverse library services.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

9:30-10:00AM Registration and networking

10:00–11:30AM Panel Discussion

Moderator: Justin Hill, Department HeadAccess and Media Services, Temple University Libraries

·  Yvette Davis, Director of Outreach and Organizational Development, POWER Interfaith

·  Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries

·  Titus Moolathara, Branch Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia

·  Emily Wagner, Assistant Director, Knowledge Management &  Communications, American Library Association

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch

12:30-12:45PM Business Meeting

12:45-2:00PM Lightning Round: Presentations on action, preservation, partnerships, and privacy.

2:00-2:50PM Roundtable Unconference

2:50PM Closing Remarks

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(via Reina Williams, Rush University Medical Center)

Please join us for the next Community Engagement Networking Group meeting, to be held Thursday, November 8, 9:30-11:30am at the Naperville Public Library, 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., Room C.

Dr. Raj Shah, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and David J. Kelsey, Outreach Services Manager, St. Charles PL, and co-founder of the RAILS Serving Patrons with Dementia Group, will join us for a discussion about the disease, it’s effects on patrons and care partners, and creative ways for libraries to support and serve. Q & A will follow presentation.

To register, go here. (Registration is recommended, but not required.)

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, is just around the corner.  On Saturday October 6th, the GMR will be providing two separate continuing education courses during the event. Each will provide 4 MLA contact hours of continuing education. More details here.

Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians: Open Science pursues the goals of transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data; publicly availability and reusability of scientific data; public accessibility, and using web-based tools to facilitate collaboration. This course will offer an overview of the role of open science and its components in health sciences research, its implementation throughout the workflow of the research process, locating and creating open sciences policies for use at your institution, and assessing open source tools currently available.

Precision Medicine: Precision medicine is an approach to disease management that considers individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. This course will provide participants with some baseline knowledge of genomics, an overview of the clinical applications of genomic medicine, an appreciation of the associated ethical and social issues inherent in this field and a review of NLM resources for health professionals and consumers.

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(via Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University)

Geoscience Librarianship 101 is jointly sponsored with Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and will be held in the University Library.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. Registrations must be received by Saturday, October 20.  To sign up or request additional information, please provide your name, daytime contact information, and professional (work/school) affiliation to the seminar coordinator:  Clara P. McLeod, Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, St. Louis, MO 63130, telephone 314-935-4817,

The Geoscience Information Society ( is an international professional organization dedicated to enhancing the exchange of information in the geosciences through collaboration among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2019

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

Panel discussions: 60 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Lightning talks: 10 minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

linked data
social justice and open access
the future of open access
data management and sharing, open data
open educational resources
digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository
roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository
diverse repository platforms and functions
digital humanities
copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and
between campuses
scholarly communication
technical applications related to platforms or tools
web archiving
web annotation

Submit your proposal at (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Registration for the CARLI Resource Sharing Committee’s Fall Forum is now open!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 25th at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL.

Please register and view the day’s agenda at:

Registration closes on Monday, October 15th, so please take a moment and register now!

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)


Prentice Women’s Hospital

250 East Superior Street, Chicago 60611

2nd floor – Classroom J

In recognition of October being American Archives Month, the Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) announces its (almost) annual Fall Medical History Symposium. This year’s program includes morning presentations followed by a moderated open forum recalling Chicago medical history during the tumultuous year of 1968. Feel free to submit low-resolution JPEG’s from your institutional or personal collections for inclusion in a slide presentation. Email images to<> and be sure to include caption/attribution information.

Space is limited; Please RSVP for the symposium by October 1st via email:<>


9:00 – 9:30           Coffee & Welcome

9:30 – 10:00        Early History & Activities of the Chicago Medical Community/Edward Winslow, MD

10:15 – 10:30      BREAK

10:30 – 11:00      Marie Curie: Chicago Connection and Philatelic Homage/Stanford Shulman, MD

11:15 – 11:45      Dr.  Daniel Hale Williams’ Heart Surgery at 125: Discrepancies and Inconsistencies
In the Literature Regarding Williams’ 1893 Surgery on the Heart/Sarah Rodriquez, PhD & Seth Williams, FSOM 2020

12:00 – 12:45      LUNCH BREAK on your own

1:00 – 2:15           Open Forum: “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”: Chicago Medical History 1968

2:15 – 2:30           BREAK

2:15 – 3:00           CAMA Business Meeting

Please feel free to share this with colleagues.

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(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

Registration is open for the 2018 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 2 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library are invited to attend.

Space is limited. Register by Thursday, October 25 at if you would like to attend.

A meeting of the CARLI Library Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. Directors should register for this meeting if they are planning to attend,

A separate registration is required for each meeting.

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(via Sandy Swanson, Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association)

Join us in beautiful Traverse City for the annual Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Conference on October 11-12, 2018. Here’s what to expect during the two day fall color event:

  • Dynamic keynote speaker Mary Ellen Bates
  • Continuing education sessions on data visualization, strategies for searching the web (presented by Mary Ellen Bates), understanding medical concepts and human subject research data
  • “No conflict” time with vendors
  • Special event at the City Opera House featuring local author, Mardi Link

The event will take place at the Park Place Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Traverse City. Rooms can only be booked by calling the hotel directly at (231) 946-5000. Please indicate that you are part of the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association conference in order to help us meet our room obligation.

Register by September 20th to take advantage of early bird rates! Registration for the two day conference includes continuing education courses at no extra charge:

  • Full two day conference for MHSLA members is $250
  • Full one day conference for MHSLA members is $150
  • Full two day conference for students is $100

For more information and to register for the conference go to:

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(via Jessica Koos, Stony Brook University)

Stony Brook University Libraries Open Access Symposium 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018

*Values & Ethics in Open Access* will feature visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium will explore influential scholarly communication initiatives that concern values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. The symposium brings open access
front and center, with presentations and discussions on its value and meaning for academics, researchers, students and librarians.

Featuring keynote speaker *Heather Joseph*, SPARC Executive Director, and presentations on *open access policy development*, *OER development and implementation*, lightning talks, posters and much more!

Light breakfast, lunch, and a reception included.  REGISTRATION IS FREE

See the Symposium site for more information.

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