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(via Ray Naegele, Medical Library Association)

Your abstract for a contributed paper, poster, lightning talk, or special-content session that supports the theme “Adapting Transforming Leading” is due by 6:00 PM CST on Tuesday, October 10.  To submit your abstract, review the instructions and the paper and poster FAQs, then begin the online submission process. Also, the MLA ’18 Schedule at a Glance is now available.

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(via Patrick Labelle, University of Ottawa)

The 2018 WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use) meeting, themed “Information Into Action”, will take place from June 6 to June 8. The University of Ottawa Library–located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada–is proud to host Canada’s premier conference devoted to issues of teaching and learning in libraries. The Call for proposals is now open! Share your experiences and knowledge on how we can turn information into action. Consider submitting a proposal to offer one or more of the following types of sessions. 

  • presentation (45-minute session)
  • workshop (120-minute session)
  • panel discussion (45-minute session)
  • lightning talk (7-minute session)
  • techno expo kiosk (similar to a poster session, but with computers and large screens to showcase innovative applications of instructional technology)

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 13, 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to Interested in hosting the 2019 meeting? Learn more about submitting a short proposal to host WILU 2019.

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(via Keri Cascio–Executive Director, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.

The day-long symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will explore how libraries and cultural institutions provide access to materials, and ensure that those materials are accessible to all populations.  These concepts are particularly important for those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. The symposium explores the landscape and horizon of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, to foster innovation, and to empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The registration grant committee consists of members of the ALCTS Membership Committee. At least five grants will be awarded in each category, additional grants may be available contingent on additional funding. Grants will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by Oct. 27, 2017.


Library School Student Grant applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least part-time at an ALA-accredited institution (part-time status as defined by your institution)
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s progress towards their degree
  • Provide a description of how attending the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

Library Support Staff Grant applicants must:

  • Be currently employed in a library
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s current position responsibilities as well as a description of how attending the Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

In awarding the grants, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who show an interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ALCTS
  • Stated reasons for wanting to attend the 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium
  • Responses to open-ended questions

ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to apply or attend. Additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. Applicants must secure permission from their supervisors to attend the Symposium in advance of applying for the registration grants. Those selected for the registration grants will be notified no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education, at

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Dinner with (IACRL) Colleagues at ILA Annual Conference

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL President)

Are you attending the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park? Join your academic library colleagues for dinner at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10, at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant! Sign up hereThose who would like to carpool can meet in the lobby of the Holiday Inn at 6:45 PM.

We hope to see you there!

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IACRL@ILA — Programming for Academic Librarians

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL President)

I hope to see many of you next week at the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park! In addition to our Unconference and Luncheon on Wednesday, please don’t forget that IACRL is sponsoring IACRL@ILA-a track of programming for academic librarians that includes more than 20 presentations given by and for academic librarians. Click here to download the complete IACRL@ILA program schedule

These programs are open to all Conference attendees, and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL@ILA track. As a reminder, IACRL@ILA will take the place of an IACRL Conference in 2018. A similar track of programming will be offered at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference. Offering this programming at the ILA Annual Conference is more cost-effective while providing opportunities for collaboration across library types.

I hope that you’ll support your colleagues from Illinois academic librarians and attend these programs. I’ll see you there!

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(via Allison Carr, California State University San Marcos)

Call for Proposals 


CARL (California Academic and Research Libaries) 2018: The Academic Library in Times of Change

April 13-15, 2018

Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel, Redwood City, California

California Academic & Research Libraries

DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 15, 2017

hange is an inevitable and can be a welcome part of our jobs. In this ever-changing landscape, libraries are feeling pressure to provide solutions to many and various challenges: shifts in access to our resources, “evolving” ideas of credibility and authority, increasing threats to our patrons’ civil liberties, a movement to “all-things-digital”, staff/library reorganization, and more. How can libraries rise to the challenges of engaging our students and colleagues, advocating for our communities, and protecting our democracy? The CARL 2018 Conference builds upon the CARL 2016 Conference, “What we talk about when we talk about value…” by asking: How will we, as libraries, navigate change, reassert and use our core values to ground our everyday work, strengthen our advocacy, and buoy our hopes in times of uncertainty?

From a March 2017 article in American Libraries, trends to watch include: entrepreneurship, civic engagement and innovation, school libraries as global educators, sustainability, virtual reality, welcoming communities, accessibility, academic tech focus, and 21st century ethics. What do these trends look like on a more local level, and how can we translate them into the work we do on a day-to-day basis?

Sessions will include, but are not limited to, the following areas.

  • The Library Bill of Rights and the core values of librarianship; issues of equal access, diversity, and inclusion; concerns with intellectual freedom, privacy, and censorship
  • Misinformation, disinformation, and educating users
  • New ways of understanding the user experience to shape library services and programs
  • Open access, OER, scholarly communication, and copyright challenges
  • Resource sharing, consortial practices, shared collections, and discovery systems
  • Changing roles of librarians, and the larger changes in the profession
  • Innovations in acquisitions and technical services: Cataloging, RDA implementation, electronics rights management, demand-driven acquisition, eBooks, and big data/library metrics
  • Collaborative partnerships on- and off-campus

Successful proposals should demonstrate fearless risk-taking, quirky approaches to the same old problems, and down-right insanity when it comes to embracing change.

We will accept proposals on your research or practice related to the conference theme for the following session types:

  • Preconference Sessions: These 4-hour workshop sessions will provide a research framework for practical activities that engage participants around a topic. The due date for these proposals will be October 15, 2017.
  • Research into Practice Sessions: These sessions will present original research around the conference theme in a 60-minute session. The due date for these proposals will be October 15, 2017.
  • Engaging in Practice Sessions: This presentation is a 60-minute session that is structured to include audience participation in the form of engaging discussion questions or activities, and have a practical take-away for the attendees. The due date for these proposals will be October 15, 2017.
  • Panel Presentations: These sessions bring together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members in a 60-minute session. The due date for these proposals will be October 15, 2017.
  • Poster Sessions: This sessions will be posters on a topic related to the conference theme. The due date for these proposals will be January 15, 2018.
  • Round Table Discussions: These sessions will offer conversation on a current topic in libraries, in a casual, round table setting. The due date for these proposals will be January 15, 2018.
 For more information about the Conference, go here.
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(via Michelle Brannen, University of Tennessee Knoxville)

8th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference – Call for Proposals

Emerging Learning Design is now accepting proposals for the

8th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference (#ELDc18)

May 31st – June 1st, 2018 at Montclair State University.

The theme for this year’s conference is

From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX)

Education has changed more in the last 25 years than the 250 before that. Whereas once the norm was teacher-focused, sage-on-the-stage, a shift is still going on that places the learner at the core of the learning experience.  Driven by the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes, LX pushes to make sure the learner voice is integrated more purposefully by sharing the experience development and iteration process with those for whom it is designed.

From an emphasis on scaffolding and creating software with Learner Centered Design to the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes with Learning Experience (LX) Design the goal continues to be to create effective and meaningful experiences for the learner.  ELDc18 seeks to bring together diverse voices and innovative approaches to designing with the learner in mind.

The following topics are examples, but are in no way exhaustive or limited:

  • How might learners be involved in the design and evaluation of learning experiences?
  • What are examples of personalized learning and what can we learn from these experiments?
  • How can we use learning analytics to better understand aspects of learning experiences?
  • What are some organizational approaches to incorporating user experience research and iteration into the learning design process?

Submission are encouraged that tie to the theme, our mission, or, any of our ELDc18 Keywords

ELDc18 Submission Information

  • Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Visit the ELDc18 Conference Website for
    • Proposals Submission Form
    • Session Types & Keywords
    • FAQs
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(via Sofia Leung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Call for Proposals

Deadline November 15, 2017

Submit proposals here: JCLC 2018 Conference Proposal Submission Site

The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in 2018, “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community” will take place September 26-30, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM. The conference is promoted by the Joint Council for Librarians of Color whose purpose is “To promote librarianship within communities of color, support literacy and the preservation of history and cultural heritage, collaborate on common issues, and to host the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color every four to five years.”

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is a conference open to all library staff, students, influencers, and decision makers interested in exploring inclusive policies and practices in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services. JCLC strives to deepen connections across constituencies, create spaces for dialogue, promote the telling and celebrating of one’s stories, and encourage the transformation of libraries into more democratic and diverse organizations. This conference is sponsored by the five ethnic affiliates of the American Library Association: the American Indian Library Association (AILA), Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA). JCLC 2018 follows the first gathering in 2006 in Dallas, TX and the second in 2012 in Kansas City, MO.

The 2018 JCLC Steering Committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference focusing on the theme “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community”. Proposal submission deadlines are listed below.

JCLC Tracks and Topics

JCLC 2018 seeks conference session presentations in all areas of diversity, including, but not limited to, the topics below, focusing on the theme “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community.” Ideal sessions will provide:

  • Insights, skills, tools, and strategies that stress solutions, implementation, and practical applications
  • Highlight exemplary programs, approaches, and models
  • Facilitate constructive dialogue, interaction, and understanding around significant issues affecting conference constituencies
  • Discuss efforts to create more inclusive environments, curricula, and programs.

The Program Committee will strive to select a balance of academic, school, tribal, special, and public libraries learning opportunities.

  • Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration
    Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; community collaborations; user spaces; public policy; health education; using census data and other government information; cultural programming; services to and rebuilding of communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban, rural and low-income communities; etc.
  • Collections, Programs and Services
    Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music; information literacy; children’s, youth and adult programming; programs for diverse populations; reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technical services; archives; preservation; digital inclusion; documenting traditional knowledge; research; cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.
  • Bridge Building, Intersectionality and Inclusion
    Fostering awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of all communities; disabilities; gender; celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBTQIA populations; nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving the incarcerated; immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnational communities; multiculturalism; best practices and model programs promoting bridge building, intersectionality, and inclusion; microaggressions; cultural humility; etc.
  • Leadership, Management and Organizational Development
    Administration; staff development/training; recruitment and retention; leadership; organizational culture; management; cultural competencies; mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff and paraprofessional issues; conflict resolution and mediation; reorganization and restructuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change; research; fundraising; institutional racism; breaking the glass ceiling; etc.
  • Technology and Innovation
    Teaching and learning; emerging technologies; e-repositories; social networking applications; digitization; equal access for users; library tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning and collaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology and implications for use; videos; etc.

Session Formats

All sessions are 75 minutes long with the exception of preconferences (Preconference programs may be either 4 or 8 hours) and may take one of the following formats:

  • Panel Presentation
  • Individual Paper/Presentation
  • Roundtable
  • Workshop
  • Poster Session
  • Film with discussion
  • Preconferences

JCLC will also accept proposals in different formats (other than those listed above) that will excite, engage, and create a new learning environment for conference attendees. Proposals may be accepted on the condition of combining proposed sessions into a single session with other proposals or as a different format than originally accepted.

Prohibited Submissions

Program proposals promoting or selling products/services during conference sessions will not be accepted.


All proposals must be received by midnight PST on November 15, 2017. No late submissions will be accepted. Notifications of proposal selection will be made on a rolling basis beginning on January 15, 2018 and ending on February 15, 2018.

Selection Criteria

All proposals will be reviewed by the JCLC Program Committee. Proposals are evaluated on quality and clarity of content, uniqueness of topic, relevance to conference attendees, ability to engage the audience, and the relationship of the proposal to the mission and theme of the conference, “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community.”
All presenters of selected programs must register for the conference. Only registered participants will be allowed to present.


JCLC will encourage the selected conference presenters, in all formats, to publish their content using the online conference program application. The content will be directly linked to the program abstract and remain posted for one year. It is recommended that all program content be uploaded by the day of the presentation. Authors will retain copyright to their original work and are encouraged to publish their content in other established venues.

Submission site

Please submit your proposal here: JCLC 2018 Conference Proposal Submission Site


Many questions can be answered on the FAQ. Questions not answered in the FAQs may be sent to the JCLC Programs Committee at

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(via Beth Roszkowski, George Mason University)

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors.

October’s Topic: Library Outreach in Civic Engagement

This month’s discussion will focus on the library’s involvement in civic engagement. We will talk about how libraries define “civic engagement,” working with on-campus partners, the benefits and challenges of getting involved, and more! Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel.

Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 3                10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST/ Register

Wednesday, October 4           11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST/ Register

Thursday, October 5               12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST/ Register


*You will need a valid Gmail/Google account to participate. Confirmation details and instructions for accessing the discussion will be sent to participants by email.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.


Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.


Questions?  Please email


ULS Academic Outreach Committee

– See more at:

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(via Bethany Herman, Houston Community College)

You are invited to Houston for LOEX 2018, to showcase your innovations in library instruction. The 2018 conference, which will be the 46th annual meeting and will have the theme “New Frontiers: Exploring and Innovating in Uncharted Territory”, will take place May 3-5. We are excited to see how librarians across the country are pushing their boundaries and exploring new frontiers for instruction librarians.

This year’s LOEX tracks are listed  below.

  • Pedagogy: Space Camp – Techniques for Preparing the Next Generation
  • Learning & Assessment: Is There Life Out There? – Evidence of Learning Through Assessment
  • Leadership: Ground Control to Major Tom – Directing the Mission
  • Technology and Innovation: Moonshot – Ambition through Technology & Innovation
  • Collaboration: International Space Station – Working Together for the Greater Good
  • Failures and Problem Solving: Houston, We Have a Problem – Radical Solutions for When Things Go Wrong

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 17, 2017. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 12, 2018. For more details, please go here.

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