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(via Mary Pelich, Illinois State Library)

Registration has been extended until April 19th, 2019 for the 5th Annual Targeting Autism National Forum May 16-17, 2019 on the campus of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

This year’s forum theme is autism and human/civil rights.  We will have several national speakers to explore this important topic with us, including: John Elder Robison, Chantal Sicile-Kira and Tom Iland.  We will also have an exhibit hall and poster exhibits at this year’s forum.

You can find more information about the forum and this year’s speakers on our blog here, or check out the Targeting Autism Facebook page or Twitter @TargetingAutis.

Hotel accommodations will be provided for attendees on May 15 and May 16 at the Carleton Hotel of Oak Park (unless you reside nearby) as well as a light breakfast and lunch during both days of the forum.  Dinner is on your own.  There will be shuttle service to and from the hotel to Dominican University on both days.

The Carleton hotel is 11.6 miles from O’Hare airport and 10.4 miles from Chicago Midway airport and the hotel is just 2 miles from Dominican University.

There are still a few seats available, so register soon by sending an email to: Suzanne Schriar at

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(via Marielle McNeal, North Park University)

We hope you’ve saved the date! Registration is now open, please share with anyone at your institution who may be interested!

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its seventh annual Instruction Showcase on Thursday, May 23rd at North Park University in Chicago, IL.

The showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment, where presenters demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction.

The program will also feature a morning workshop that focuses on the committee’s theme this year, “Inclusive Classrooms: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities.”

To register:

The deadline is Wednesday, May 8.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

General Information

Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:

  • automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
  • create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
  • work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
  • better understand the use of software in research
  • and much more…

Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper “Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals“.

Who: The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: May 23-24, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

NOTE: There will not be catering provided, but there are a wide variety of coffee and lunch options available close to the venue.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

The CARLI Preservation Committee invites you to attend the workshop “Choosing and Constructing Protective Enclosures for Library Materials”. This all-day program will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield on May 8, 2019.

The workshop will include a presentation about protective enclosures, and two hands-on sessions to learn how to make book wrappers for thin books and boxes for thicker books.

Registration is available to those from CARLI member libraries and is free.

Due to the hands-on nature of this program, space is limited.

April 10 is the last day registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library.

April 11 – April 23 CARLI will open registration to any members on a first-come basis.

To register, please visit:

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at

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(via Gabrielle (Abby) Annala, Lewis University)

Calling all librarians and library staff with an interest in marketing!

Inspired by ACRL? Didn’t get to go and want to share your project related to marketing and outreach? ACRL’s Library Marketing and Outreach Interest group (LMOIG) is hosting an inaugural Chicago area meetup for librarians interested in forming a community and discussing ideas related to library marketing, events, promotion, and outreach. The event will be Thursday, May 30th from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DePaul University Library in Chicago, happy hour to follow. Participants do NOT need to be members of the interest group or ACRL to attend or present at the event. RSVP now to attend the event or express interest in future events.

We are now accepting proposals for lightning talks related to the topics:

  • Marketing/Outreach plans
  • Events and programming
  • Marketing materials

Lightning talks are 10-15 minute presentations that introduce the audience to a topic or project and are a great way to present in an informal setting.

To apply, please submit the following information:

  • Your name, title, and institution
  • Which topic your presentation relates to
  • A short description of the presentation (300 words or less)

Questions? Contact the planning group at

See you there!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

DPLAFest2019 will be held April 17-18, 2019, at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago. This event will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. The complete program is now available on the event website. Cost to attend is $150 and registration is required.

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Last Call: Final Registration<> 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


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”:
“Lever Press: A Game Changer for Scholarly Publishing” by Jennifer Nutefall, Santa Clara University
“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)


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The April 29 event at Methodist College has only four registrants so far. If you know of any academic librarians in the Peoria area who might be interested in attending, please share this announcement with them.

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

In April, RAILS and IACRL will host two more networking events for academic librarians. These events are open to any staff from any Illinois academic library. MLIS and LTA students with an interest in academic libraries are encouraged to register as well. For more information, please contact Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement, at 630-734-5152 or


RAILS/IACRL Networking Event

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Thursday, April 25

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in academic libraries



RAILS/IACRL Networking Event

Methodist College

Peoria, Illinois

Monday, April 29

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus: Telling your story in academic libraries


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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Reaching Forward South, an annual professional development conference for library support staff in central and southern Illinois, is now accepting conference <> proposals<>. The theme is The Future is Always Beginning Now, and proposals should consist of ideas and practices in strategic planning, forward-thinking programming, and current events or endeavors that could change the way libraries and their staff will function in the future. The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 15.

This year’s conference will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Carbondale, IL. For additional information or questions regarding Reaching Forward South, visit the website<> or contact Ryan Franklin<> at the Illinois State Library.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

The CARLI Open Educational Resources Task Force invites you to attend an OER Workshop at Loyola University Chicago at their Water Tower Campus on Monday, April 29. Please register by Wednesday, April 24, for this program.

The workshop will include a keynote from Rebel Cummings-Sauls from the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative on building support for a campus OER program. Members of the CARLI OER Task Force will share their experience with different aspects of campus OER programs.

Registration: Registration is free and is available to those from CARLI member libraries.
For the full agenda and to register, please visit:

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at<>.

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