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(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Students, staff, faculty, library staff and members of the public are welcome to attend this important event on Monday, October 21, from 6 to 7 PM. Every Illinois resident needs to be counted so our state population accurately reflects our needs. If you are worried about confidentiality, are afraid of participating, or want to learn more, please come to this presentation to get your questions answered. Be sure you are counted on April 1, 2020!

The event will be in-person at Joliet Junior College and will stream from other locations. Register on L2. Spanish-language speakers will be available to answer questions. Program flyers and bookmarks are available.

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(via Craig Finlay, Indiana University South Bend)

The Scholarly Communication Committee of Academic Libraries of Indiana is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 2019 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the University Library at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are excited to welcome keynote speakers Leslie Chan, Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and founding signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, and Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”).

To date, this is the only annual conference devoted specifically to the research and practice of Scholarly Communication Librarianship. With a diverse docket of presentations and workshops, this is an excellent opportunity for the librarians at your institution to engage with a vibrant and growing community of practice and research in this field. Please note the student registrations are free. This year will feature a Q&A panel aimed at library students interested in scholarly communication librarianship.

For more information, including a schedule, please go to

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(via IACRL)

Interested in additional opportunities to network with your fellow academic librarians at next week’s Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, while unwinding after a long day of presentations? Don’t miss dinner with colleagues on the evening of Tuesday, October 22, and the pub stroll on the evening of Wednesday, October 23.

From 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22, enjoy a meal and conversation with other Illinois academic librarians at The Alehouse in Tinley Park (9501 West 171st Street in Tinley Park). For more information, including a menu, click here. Need a ride to the restaurant? Meet in the lobby of the Conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Tinley Park, at 6:45 PM. Please note that sign-up is required to attend dinner with colleagues, regardless of how one plans to travel to and from the restaurant. Sign up here to reserve your spot at The Alehouse.

The following evening, Wednesday, October 23, join your fellow Conference attendees on the pub stroll, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Make sure to stop by The Primal Cut Steakhouse, at 17344 South Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, which the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is hosting. More information, including a menu, is available here. Need transportation to the pub stroll? A trolley service will run between the Tinley Park Convention Center (meet at the South Lobby entrance) and the Tinley Park Metra station’s parking lot on North Street at Oak Park Avenue. For more information, including a map of the locations on the pub stroll, please see page 58 of the Conference book. No registration is required to attend the pub stroll.

Please direct any questions to Cyndi Robinson, Illinois Library Association Deputy Director, at We hope to see you at these gatherings!

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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award?

If so, the Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to hear from you!

This prestigious award, sponsored by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship. The winner receives:

  • $1,200 to attend the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 25-30, 2020)
  • A commemorative plaque presented at an awards luncheon during ALA Annual

Nominees should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services (e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation, and/or leadership)
  • Participation in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, and/or presentations in areas related to distance learning librarianship

Submissions are due by December 6, 2019. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please visit

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Committee Co-Chairs:

Melissa Atkinson:

Tricia Lantzy:

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please register for the November 14 CARLI/iSchool Career Fair (registration will close on October 25).

Don’t forget to sign up for the CARLI/iSchool Mixer immediately following

If you have any trouble registering for the Career Fair, please don’t hesitate to contact Michele Plante at the iSchool:

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(via Julie Martin, Northeast Document Conservation Center)

Registration Now Open
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections  —  April  6-7, 2020 — Tucson, Arizona

JOIN US in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, for a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials. During the two-day training, you will learn about good practices and practical strategies for creating and managing digital collections, and you’ll gain confidence in decision-making for the preservation of your digital assets.

TOPICS INCLUDE:  Standards and specifications for digitization and digital preservation, metadata, copyright, selection for digitization, special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials, digital storage, and more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?   Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?   The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Students are encouraged to attend, and a discounted registration rate is available.

For Complete Information and Registration:

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(via Molly Beestrum, ILA President)

Hello ILA members and friends! We are pleased to present a new aspect of ILA sponsored conferences and events, the goal of which is to enable and enhance the fullest, most productive possible experience for participants: A Statement of Appropriate Conduct.

Following in the steps of many other associations that have adopted such statements or codes, and leading ahead of others, the ILA Executive Board has researched, developed, and approved this Statement, which covers expected standards of behavior and a process for reporting incidents. We hope each of you will take a moment to read the Statement and familiarize yourself with the process.

We are proud to have taken this proactive step toward enhancing the conference and event experience for everyone. If you have concerns or questions about this, please do reach out to me at or ILA Executive Director Diane Foote at We look forward to seeing those of you planning to attend the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park!

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(via Meg Galasso, Indiana University Kokomo)

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 26th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2020 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research around serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website:

The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for selection:

1.      Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
2.      Quality: Research design and methodologies
3.      Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Friday, January 3, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 17th, 2020. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents:

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

1.      Title of the project
2.      Explicit statement of the research problem
3.      Description of the research design and methodologies
4.      Findings or results if available
5.      Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2019-2020 committee chair:

Qiana Johnson (

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Don’t miss the Amigos Library Services’ online conference, Healthy Habits: Cultivating Health and Wellness in Libraries and Communities on Thursday, October 10 featuring keynote speaker Jenn Carson. Healthy habits matter. Unfortunately, navigating accurate health information to develop and practice suitable healthy habits is often difficult. Both as information professionals and centers of the community, libraries are in a unique position to inform their communities, students, and staff about health and wellness as well as encourage and aid its implementation.

Carson will kick off the conference with “Taking Care of Us: Ergonomic Advice for Library Staff.” While attending this session, you will learn how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, Carson is an internationally recognized expert in physical literacy, award-winning author, and yoga teacher. The creator of the popular website [], Carson also blogs for the American Library Association.

Throughout the rest of the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of health and wellness topics.

13 Sessions, Including:

  • Taking Care of Us: Ergonomic Advice for Library Staff
  • Feed All the People: Farm-2-Library Food Initiative
  • Community Collaboration and Capacity Building
  • Bikes + Libraries: Healthy Communities

Registration Fees: Registration closes on Monday, October 7.

Amigos Member: FREE

Early-bird Non-Member:

  • Individual – $149
  • Group – $269
  • Library School Student – $45

For more information about the conference and to register, visit:

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(via Heather Ganshorn, University of Calgary)

The Research Data Access and Preservation Association  (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming summit at the Sante Fe Convention Center in Sante Fe, NM, on March 11-13, 2020.

The RDAP Summit occurs  on March 11 and 12 as a single-track, affordable conference for research data support practitioners. The program includes presentations, lightning talks, a poster session, and discussion panels. It ends on March 13 with optional workshops, some for a small additional fee. 

This year’s theme is Connecting Through Data. The planning committee encourages presenters to propose topics that address how data has helped create connections between different groups or how these connections have brought about change in some way.

RDAP and the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) are continuing their partnership, and RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue of JeSLIB.

Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2019 (Decisions will be sent on Nov. 22, 2019, and the deadline to accept will be Dec. 6, 2019.)

To submit/more info:

Contact: Conference Committee Chair Teresa Shultz at

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