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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join ILA’s delegation and travel to the nation’s capitol to get our message out to Congress! ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patrons to Washington, D.C. Illinois has traditionally delivered one of the most robust delegations and we expect to do so again this year.

NLLD registration ($75) is handled through ALA. Illinois librarians will automatically be counted as part of the Illinois delegation. Your registration fee includes legislative materials, Monday’ briefing sessions and Congressional Reception, organized by ALA’s National Library Legislative Day Committee; and Tuesday’s Congressional visits, organized by ILA.

Once again, ILA will host a dinner on Monday, May 7 ($50 for ILA members; $60 for non-members). Dinner registration is handled through ILA.

Learn more, or register for NLLD and/or the ILA dinner.

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(via Nina Exner, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Please join us for the 4th annual Empirical Librarians conference. See https://www.lib.utk.edu/emplibs2018/ for more information, a list of presentations, and to register. Empirical Librarians is a mini-conference on librarians and research, and will be held on February 16,  2018, at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN.

We have a wide range of presentations on how to work with researchers and how to do research, as well as great conversation on all things research. And, our keynote speaker is Dr. Carol Tenopir!

Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs18 will be a one-day conference with a half-day preconference. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, February 16th, 2018. An optional writers’ preconference will be included for interested librarians on Thursday afternoon from 1-5pm.

Registration is open at https://www.lib.utk.edu/emplibs2018/ along with a list of our excellent line-up of sessions.

For questions or more information, please contact Nina Exner at nexner@vcu.edu or Chris Eaker at ceaker@utk.edu. Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the UT University Libraries and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) library.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual GLRSC:  Charting Our Course Together on June 7-8, 2018

at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH   

featuring a keynote presentation by George Needham, Director of the Delaware County District Library

This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to trade information and network with other colleagues. Watch for updates on the conference website at http://glrsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have a new idea or success story to share?  We are accepting program proposals through January 31, 2018, on any of the following topic areas:

  • Resource Sharing Best Practices
  • Marketing Services
  • Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
  • Workflow Improvements
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Consortial or Group Purchasing
  • Purchase on Demand
  • Delivery Solutions
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Reciprocal Borrowing
  • Shared Staffing and Training
  • Shared Discovery Layers
  • E-Books
  • Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems
  • Shared Print Projects
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Proposed presentations should be 45 minutes in length including time for questions.  CLICK HERE for the online submission form. A call for proposals for lightning round presentations (15 minutes in length) will be announced in February.

Accepted presenters will have the opportunity to publish a version of their conference presentation to the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserves in a special issue, but will not be obligated to do so.

Each proposal should include a title, description, and abstract. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, with selected presenters notified by February 16, 2018. Please direct any questions to Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info) and Mark Sullivan (sullivm@geneseo.edu).

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Registration is now open for the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, which will take place in Chicago, IL from March 21-23, 2018. To view the program/schedule and register please visit: https://www.asist.org/rdap

This national conference will feature panel presentations, lightning talks, workshops, and a poster session reception. Managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers will gather to explore topics in the following areas:

  • Data quality: Curation services, Metadata, and Metrics
  • Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
  • FAIR vs. Friction
  • Intersection of Publishing and Data
  • Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
  • Research reproducibility – how data librarians are getting involved

 

We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker: Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, will address the Summit attendees. More information will be forthcoming.  March 23 is our Workshop/Demo day with additional sessions led by data organizations and experts. RDAP is also excited to partner with the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) to publish the RDAP posters and presentations in this peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Keep up with the conversation on Twitter at #RDAP18 and on the RDAP Facebook page. Questions? Please contact RDAP chairs: Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) & Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu)

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(via Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College)

The 17th Annual Information Literacy Summit, themed “Teaching for Curiosity, Creativity, and Action”, will take place on Friday, April 20, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The event will be held on the Moraine Valley Community College campus and is co-sponsored by the DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library. The keynote speaker is Char Booth, Associate Dean of the University Libraries at California State University San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion Institute faculty member. More information about Booth is available here.

Call for Proposals

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: Teaching for Curiosity, Creativity, and Action. How might we engage our learners to help them develop curiosity and creativity? What role does information literacy play in taking action and making change in our communities? How might our own teaching practice reflect these dispositions? We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session. Note that the deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Friday, January 19.

Some possible topics for sessions include:

  • Social Justice
  • Service Learning
  • Student Curiosity and Creativity
  • Student Centered Teaching and Learning
  • Students as creators
  • Critical Information Literacy
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Reflective Practice
  • Communities of Practice
  • Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy
  • Programmatic assessments
  • Instructional design
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(via Diane Fulkerson, University of South Florida)

The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2018 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the New Orleans Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on SaturdayJune 23rd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback.

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 16, 2018. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=WHQCZKYM . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Session Committee invites everyone to share your best ideas and work with the library community by presenting a poster at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The poster sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018.

We are excited to announce two additional poster sessions this year, with the migration of the Diversity Fair and the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section into the general poster session.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries on any topic relevant to librarianship, and may include a description of an innovative library program, an analysis of a solution to a problem, a report of a research study, or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text, and more – and will informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during assigned 1 ½-hour time periods. For information on 2018 posters and the submission process, please visit this page: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp3/home.asp

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 16, 2018. Following a double-blind peer review process, applicants will be notified by late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference.  Start your application process now: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp3/home.asp  (you must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application).

Please direct any questions about poster session presentations and submissions to Alee Navarro, the Annual Conference poster session staff liaison, anavarro@ala.org.

Registration for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference opens January 10, 2018, Noon (Central).

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(via the Association of College and Research Libraries)

Join us in the Mile High City for the day-long workshop “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices,” offered at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The event will take place on Friday, February 9, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More information about the program’s content and structure, including learning outcomes, is below.

Program

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education – with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging – has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework‘s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.

Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document’s creation.
  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians’ instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

Presenters

Samantha Godbey is Education Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is liaison to the College of Education and Department of Psychology. In this role, she has worked directly with faculty to integrate research-based assignments and information literacy concepts into their courses. Samantha’s research focuses on the Framework as well as information literacy instruction and assessment, and she is co-editor of Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (ACRL, 2017). She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Lindsay Matts-Benson is the Instructional Designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, where she collaborates and consults with librarians and library staff on building accessible, thoughtful and creative instructional material, such as online tutorials, websites, videos and in-person presentations. Lindsay has designed online learning modules and developed semester-long courses ranging from insurance law and trial advocacy skills to library research skills and job searching using library databases. Lindsay holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-learning from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Along with Andrea Baer and Brittney Johnson, Lindsay co-designed this workshop curriculum.

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(via Reina Williams, Rush University Medical Center)

After 21 years as ILA’s Executive Director, Bob Doyle retired on December 1, 2017. Please join us for a cocktail reception to celebrate Bob’s two decades of distinguished leadership.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at The University Club, Michigan/Monroe Room, 76 East Monroe Street, in Chicago, IL, 60603

Ticket Price: $30

Purchase tickets

As set by the University Club House rules, traditional business or business casual attire is required. Athletic shoes or attire are not permitted.

Honor Bob by Supporting the Intellectual Freedom Fund

The Intellectual Freedom Fund was created by the ILA Executive Board in honor of Robert P. Doyle on the occasion of his retirement, in recognition of his extraordinary personal and professional commitment to ILA and to the principles of intellectual freedom. The Intellectual Freedom Fund will provide financial support for ILA’s Intellectual Freedom Award.  Donate to the Intellectual Freedom Fund in honor of Robert P. Doyle

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(via David Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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 New Discoveries in Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

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:
http://connect.ala.org/node/64439

The Committee employs a blind 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 New Orleans, LA.

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, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM 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

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 2017-2018 committee chairs:

David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

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