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(via Rebecca Seipp, Hollins University)

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2018

Poster Session & Social on Tuesday, May 8 and Conference on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Radford University, Radford, VA

We are now accepting proposals for The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2018. The poster session and social will take place on Tuesday, May 8, and the conference itself will occur on Wednesday, May 9. Organizers are thrilled to have Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art, as our keynote speaker. She is the creator of the popular “Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Information Resources” LibGuide and in her keynote she will discuss how art is information. You can use this idea as a jumping off point for your proposal, or you can submit anything related to innovative teaching.

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

  • Posters (presented at the Tuesday evening social)
  • 50-minute presentations
  • 7-minute lightning talks

Two levels of review will take place. In the peer review, submissions will be rated for fit for the session type, relevance, and innovativeness. In addition, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors. Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion. Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 16. Notifications of acceptance will go out on Friday, January 5, 2018. Registration is expected to be approximately $45. For full details of the event, including a link to the proposal form, click here.  Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom. More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website.

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(via Dr. Vinaya Tripuraneni, University Librarian at University of La Verne)

The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its first inaugural annual conference at University of La Verne,  La Verne, CA on July 12, 2018. The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for a day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking. Sessions will include, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • How to set up a makerspace (costs, safety, staffing, training, location, value and buy-in, etc.)
  • How universities and schools are facilitating learning by making
  • Role of makerspaces in libraries and museums
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship through makerspaces
  • Hands-on training using maker tools
  • The future of makerspaces in education.

Session Types:

  • Workshop (45 mins): This is a hands on training session. Presenter needs to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Lightning Talk (5 mins): These are 5 minute sessions to share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs.
  • Presentation (20/45 mins): These sessions can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.
  • Roundtable discussion (45 mins): These sessions will offer conversation in a casual, round table setting.
  • Panel discussion (45 mins) : These sessions bring together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members in a 45-minute session.

The deadline to submit a proposal is February 15, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will go out April 15, and Conference registration begins March 15. To submit a proposal, click here. If you have any questions, contact Vinaya Tripuraneni, Planning Committee Chair, at

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Reminder: Designing for Digital (D4D) 2018 Submissions Due Nov. 14

(via Kris Johnson, Montana State University)

Designing for Digital (D4D) is currently accepting Sessions, Short Talks, Seminars and Workshop Submissions for the 2018 Designing for Digital Conference, March 5-7, 2018, in Austin TX. Teach an interactive workshop, share your success story, talk about your digital woes, intrigue us with your research, provoke with a thought piece, or question a current practice.  We are soliciting submissions across the following tracks.

  • TOOLS & METHODS: This track includes testing, accessibility, assessment, usability, tools and techniques, ethnographic research, and project planning.
  • UX IN PRACTICE: This track includes content strategy, design thinking, best practices, case studies and project management.
  • SERVICE & PHYSICAL SPACE DESIGN: This track includes holistic approaches to design in libraries, physical design ideas, and cross-channel/ omni-channel UX work and strategy.
  • TRENDS, EMERGING ISSUES, AND THE FUTURE OF UX: This track includes research, thought pieces, and trends analysis of what’s coming, what is happening in other industries and new ways to think about design work.
  • LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES: This track includes leading a ux/creative team, providing design leadership to an organization, making the case for UX within organizations, staff development and training, and selling and gaining approval for ideas.

To submit a proposal, click here. The deadline is Tuesday, November 14.

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(via Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College)

17th Annual Information Literacy Summit

Teaching for Curiosity, Creativity, and Action

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Char Booth, Associate Dean of the University Library at California State University San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion Institute faculty member

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

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 12, 2018

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 Daniel Dotson, The Ohio State University)

Please save the date (July 25 – 27, 2018) for the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians! This immersive 2.5-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 academic and medical librarians dedicated to providing research support to faculty and graduate students.

The 2018 event will take place on the main campus of Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana. Registration will open in the spring. To learn more, visit the Boot Camp website, or contact Bethany McGowan, at

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Proposals are now being accepted for the Wrangling Library Data: Analytics, Dashboards, and Spreadsheets online conference. Whether you work in public, technical or IT services, more data is available to librarians now than ever before. We get circulation data from our ILS and other third-party vendors, demographic information from our communities, bibliographic data from MARC records and other utilities, budget data, survey data, collection data, website analytics, in-house use data, help desk data and more. We now have access to the tools and storage to manipulate these data streams to learn more about our communities, collections, and services. We’re no longer confined to working with data from a single source, but are able to take data from multiple sources, connect them to each other, and discover more about ourselves and our patrons.

How are you handling your data? Where does it come from? How do you normalize and manipulate data that come from multiple sources? What options do you now have for displaying the results? What have you discovered that you didn’t know before? What types of tools do you use? Spreadsheets, open source software, or commercial programs? Have you created macros or written code yourselves?

In our Thursday, February 22, 2018, online conference, we’d like to explore what you are doing with your data. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; we’re happy to help and support you.

Tabatha Farney, author of Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment (ALA Editions, 2018), is our keynote speaker. As the Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies for the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Tabatha brings her experience using and writing about different types of analytics to our discussion.

Submit your proposal here.  The deadline for submission is December 8, 2017. If you have any questions about the Conference topic or presenting at an online conference, contact Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian at or 800-843-8482, ext. 2891.

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(via Theresa Kline, Cleveland Clinic)

We invite you to attend the 2018 Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Conference on October 5-8, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio! This is the Midwest Chapter of Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Conference, which is a regional chapter of the Medical Library Association. Feel free to visit the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association website for additional details by clicking here.

Fun facts about the conference and Cleveland are below.

  • Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, who is the Director of the National Library of Medicine, shares the latest on precision medicine and National Library of Medicine initiatives.
  • Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, who is a Midwest Chapter Medical Librarian, talks with us about effective ways to manage work and life.
  • Meet our own Midwest RockStar Librarian – Cathy Murch!
  • Take a Continuing Education course on a topic of interest to you about medical information.
  • Just a few blocks from The Westin, our conference venue, is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Still debating? Perhaps our promotional video will persuade you.

Are you interested in exhibiting? Registration opens for exhibitors in January 2018 and we encourage you to contact Jessica DeCaro ( or Michelle Kraft ( to have your questions answered or to learn more about the opportunities.

Registration for attendees opens on April 14, 2018, and click here to see the Conference room rates and options at The Westin today! We encourage you to consider reserve lodging sooner rather than later, because the Cleveland Indians or Cleveland Browns could be in town and playing the same weekend as the conference. The last day to reserve a conference hotel room is September 21, 2018!

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(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

The registration deadline for the CARLI Annual Meeting is Thursday, November 9.

The morning meeting will feature a report from CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, and an overview of several of the 2017 CARLI Committee projects. In the afternoon, provide your final feedback on the CARLI 2020 Strategic Plan and have your voice heard as we look to shape the next 3 years for our statewide consortium. Staff at CARLI libraries who are unable to attend the meeting, or who would like to provide written feedback on the Strategic Plan 2020 will have the opportunity to do so via survey to be made available later this week.

The meeting registration form is found here. If you have any questions, please send a note to We hope you will plan to join us!

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ACRL 2019 Conference Call for Participation

(via the Association of College & Research Libraries)

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019. Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Just as our host city of Cleveland has undergone a revitalization in recent years, librarians must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge. Join your colleagues in Recasting the Narrative of what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles.

ACRL 2019 offers a variety of options for participation and features eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is surely a format best suited to your ideas. We challenge you to inspire your colleagues and others in the higher education community with proposals that explore the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic and research librarians today.

Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the Conference theme. The tags will serve to create our own Conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

The 2019 ACRL Conference will take place from April 10 to 13. The deadline to submit proposals for contributed papers, panels, preconferences, and workshops is May 4, 2018. The deadline for submitting proposals for posters, roundtables, TechConnect, and webcasts is October 12, 2018. Early-bird registration will begin in May of 2018.


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(via Shirley Zhao, University of Utah)

Health science librarians are invited to participate in Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). The course is an 8-week online class with engaging lessons and practical activities, and provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Participants will then complete a capstone project at the end of the course, and the experience will culminate in a Capstone Summit at NIH on April 10-11, 2018.

The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Application details are posted here. Applications are due on Wednesday, November 8. Notifications will go out to applicants the week of December 4. The online course will take place from January 8 to March 2, 2018, and the capstone summit will be held April 10-11, 2018. Please direct any questions to Shirley Zhao, at

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