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(via Kayleen Jones, University of Minnesota Duluth)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic currently affecting the world, we will not be holding the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium in June 2020. We are postponing this event until next year, June 2021, and we look forward to exploring our theme of Mapping Our Identity then. Stay safe and healthy in the meantime!

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(via Jack Fritts, University Librarian at Benedictine University – Lisle and CLA President)

2020 CLA (Catholic Library Association) Spring Virtual Conference Presents “Leading the Way: 2020 National Section Awards”
Thursday, April 2 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT

Registration is now free for both members and non-members. With so many people in the librarianship field working from home right now, we decided to waive the registration fee for the 2020 Spring Virtual Conference. We invite all to join us for this valuable professional development opportunity available virtually via Zoom. Anyone who is not a member of CLA will need to create an account in order to register.

For more information, including instructions for registering and the Conference schedule, please go here. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the CLA Office, at cla2@cathla.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme — “Many Libraries, One State — We Are ILA” — focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.

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(via Kristina Edwards, University of Connecticut)

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the 2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference has been CANCELED.

Please join us on June 11, 2021 at Manchester Community College for Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Friday, June 12, 2020 Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

Digital Divide is a term that refers to the gap between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. The Digital Divide is a social challenge that has an impact on the culture in every region. Join us for a full exploration of Digital Divide 3.0, its impact on sustainability and retention, and its applications in Information Literacy Instruction.

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(via Miriam Wnuk, City University of Seattle)

The 19th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 10-11, 2020, at Portland Community College – Sylvania in Portland, Oregon.  Look for registration opening sometime in Late April 2020.

The deadline for proposals has been extended to Friday, March 20.

Our Keynote speaker this year is Scott Brown, Senior Cybrarian at Oracle Inc. and the author of “Social Information: Gaining competitive and business advantage using social media tools” (2012, Elsevier/Chandos). Scott also serves as adjunct faculty with the iSchool at San Jose State University and teaches regularly for other information science programs. With over 20 years of experience in library and information settings, Scott is a regular writer and speaker on many areas of information work.

For more information, go here. The call for proposals is below.

Call for Session Proposals

The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners from all over North America.

Would you like to be involved in a panel discussion?  Can you do a 5 – 7 minute presentation on a topic below and feel comfortable answering questions or leading a discussion with a group of 3 – 5 other people?  Please let us know on the proposal form linked below.

The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee and have been requested by previous attendees. We welcome proposals on other topics as well:

  • Emergency planning
  • ILL for public, small, and special libraries
  • ILL for underserved communities
  • Copyright
  • Do you have a “non-traditional” ILL service or patron group?”
  • System migration and ILS
  • Alternatives to CONTU
  • Outreach/Marketing
  • Management or training / Upward management

Those whose proposals are accepted will receive free registration.

Submit your proposals here. The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 20.

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(via Daniel Dotson, The Ohio State University)

Registration Open!

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians

July 15-17, 2020

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Please join us July 15-17 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 2020 at The Ohio State University!

For more information, please go here. To register, visit here.

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(via Kyle Lynes, University of Hartford)

2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

Friday, June 12, 2020

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

Digital Divide is a term that refers to the gap between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. The Digital Divide is a social challenge that has an impact on the culture in every region. Join us for a full exploration of Digital Divide 3.0, its impact on sustainability and retention, and its applications in Information Literacy Instruction.

Our keynote speakers are Maura Smale, Chief Librarian and Professor, New York City College of Technology, and Mariana Regalado, Head of Reference and Instruction and Professor, Brooklyn College.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals for breakout workshops (45-50 minutes long with a 10-15 minute Q & A session).

Proposals may address the following areas:

  • sustainability
  • retention
  • social justice
  • digital insecurity
  • information privilege
  • other topics addressing the Digital Divide and Information Literacy

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian are highly encouraged to submit a proposal. We encourage proposals from out-of-state colleagues.

For consideration, please submit a proposal by Monday, March 16, 2020, using our electronic form.

Benefits to the presenters include eligibility for one-half conference registration fee for up to two presenters and the opportunity to build your presentation experience and receive valuable feedback from your colleagues. Accepted proposals will be notified on or about March 23, 2020. Questions regarding proposals should be directed to Kyle Lynes, at lynes@hartford.edu.

Learn more about the CT IL Conference.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Amigos Library Services seeks proposals for its upcoming conference “Next Steps: Create and Cultivate a Career That Matters”. Taking place online Wednesday, May 13, 2020, this one-day conference is designed to give librarians and library staff the opportunity to learn, share insights, and discuss best practices on managing their careers from start to finish. With proper planning and knowledge, library professionals can actively cultivate their career to go farther, find more fulfillment and create work that matters.

Free for members and open non-members, the online conference will consist of keynote speaker(s); concurrent break-out sessions; and the annual Amigos Member Business Meeting carried out by Amigos leadership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting career goals/Setting a vision for your career
  • Assuming a leadership role
  • Exiting librarianship
  • After librarianship
  • Switching gears
  • Succession planning
  • Things I wish I knew earlier

If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal (below) by Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

Submit your proposal here.

For more information about this conference, contact Tracy Byerly at mailto:byerly@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2893.

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(via Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College)

19th Annual Information Literacy Summit

“Challenging the Status Quo: Rethinking Information Literacy Theories and Practices”
Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)
Register here.

Keynote Address
*Dr. Laura Saunders, Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science (see here for more information)

Breakout sessions are posted.

Cost
$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials) and no cost for graduate students. Payment by credit card or check in advance of the Summit is preferred.

Credit card payment instructions are available here.

Checks can be made payable to Moraine Valley CC Library and sent 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 RAILS)

All staff at all RAILS libraries are invited to attend our next member update on Thursday, April 9, from 10 AM to noon. You can attend at an available videoconference location or via Zoom. Register here. You’ll hear the latest news about:

You’ll also hear about these RAILS Partnership Grant projects:

  • Collaboration to create a more welcoming and equitable community in Skokie
  • Collaboration to guide Westchester youth in combining photography with naturalist-led hikes
  • Collaboration to digitize McHenry County newspapers and make them available to the general public free-of-charge
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