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Update, 12/5/19

Due to low registration, IACRL has decided to cancel the webinar showing. It has not yet been rescheduled.

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Join us at the NIU Founders Memorial Library for an ACRL webinar “Copyright and Course Reserves: Print Reserves” on Friday, December 6, starting at 9:00 AM. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the Founders NIU Memorial Library.

Directions to the library are available here. The Visitors Lot is next to the library, and parking costs $5.00.

Please RSVP by e-mailing Sarah McHone-Chase, at mchonechase@niu.eduThere is no charge to attend the webinar.

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(via Swetta Abeyta, Saint Mary’s College)

We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Meeting of the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) will take place in San Francisco on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Our 83rd annual meeting theme is “Open in Technical Services”

For 2020, we will have two options for presenting. Full presentations are usually 20-30 minutes with additional participation in a panel discussion. Or participants can do a 5 minute lightning round talk on a project or idea that fits the theme.

At this event, we expect to have a broad representation of types of libraries (public, academic, special) and a diverse representation of roles within and around technical services.  This half-day event will be held in Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library, with optional afternoon tours of related interest nearby.

Possible topics related to the theme include:

  • How Open Access resources are organized and maintained in your library system.
  • Ebook package management
  • Managing vendor relationships in the digital landscape
  • Digital repository management
  • Accessing, cataloging and maintaining free and open resources on the web
  • Maximizing library resources on a tightening budget
  • Textbook management and Open Educational Resources

Please submit your proposal to the NCTPG steering committee with the subject “2020 Call for Presentations” at nctpg1@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 3, 2020.

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(via Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University)

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is a two-day symposium to discuss strategies for supporting library patrons and library workers who are veteran or military-affiliated. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-12-19-0114 <https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-12-19-0114-19>).  Fifty library workers from a variety of library types and from around the country will be selected to attend the symposium, with travel and accommodations covered courtesy of the IMLS grant. The Forum is scheduled for June 8-9, 2020 in College Station, Texas.

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is intended to move forward the conversation about veteran and military-affiliated patrons in libraries. To that end, we particularly encourage library workers who are actively engaged in working with these communities to apply to attend.  Engagement with veteran and military communities could look like targeted programs or services, or it could look like collections, spaces, or policies aimed at making libraries friendlier to veteran and military-affiliated patrons.  Or it could be something else entirely!  We want to hear what you’re doing and how you could share your experience.

We also want to extend a specific invitation to library workers from traditionally underrepresented groups and those who work with underrepresented groups within the veteran and military communities to apply to attend.

To indicate interest in attending and for more information, check out our website:  https://veterans.libguides.com/home.  The Call for Interest in Attending will close on Sunday, December 15, 2019, and selected participants will be notified in January 2020.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University Libraries, at slemire@library.tamu.edu.

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(via the American Library Association)

Has your library implemented an interesting activity or service related to nonpartisan voter education, voter registration, or services for voters? Does your organization offer a resource that can be used by libraries in those activities?

Would you like to showcase that work at ALA Annual in June, 2020?

As part of ALA’s work on civic engagement, the Public Policy and Advocacy Office (PPA) and Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), in partnership with the Committees on Legislation and Library Advocacy, are pleased to host “Early and Often: Engaging Voters Throughout the Election Cycle” at ALA Annual in June. We are accepting proposals for lightning talks (5 minute presentations) featuring libraries and partner organizations that offer resources, programming, or services to increase voter engagement. Libraries of all types are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are due Friday, December 20. To submit one, use this form. All proposals will receive a response by January 10.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program)

Are you a new Midwinter ALA attendee and would like tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience?

The LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program is here to pair Learning Buddies with Experienced Buddies in order to get the most out of your conference experience and learn about LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) in the process.

Learning/New means whatever it means to you; you can be starting a new job or organization, trying out a different area of librarianship, or just brand new to it all!

Your commitment is to meet at least once with your Buddy at the Midwinter ALA conference, and we’ll send you information about your experienced buddy and get you in touch before the conference.

Requests for participation will be anonymized for potential Experienced Buddies to choose the person they feel they’d best be able to guide.

If you are interested in being a Learning Buddy, fill out this form:

http://bit.ly/Midwinter2020LearningBuddy

Please sign up today!  Requests to participate as a Learning Buddy are due Monday, December 16.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the LLAMA New Professional Buddy Program Committee: npsbuddy@gmail.com.

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(via NASIG)

The NASIG 35th Annual Conference will take place June 8-12, 2020, in Spokane, WA. NASIG seeks proposals for one-hour conference sessions on topics related to scholarly communication and publishing, and the acquisition, management, and discovery of library collections. We particularly welcome proposals related to the areas defined in NASIG’s Core Competencies, at https://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=310&pk_association_webpage=1225, including:

  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis, assessment, and development
  • Licensing and legal framework of library content
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, linked data, and indexing
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices for library content
  • Scholarly communication, including copyright, data management, and assessment and impact metrics
  • Institutional repositories, publishing, digital preservation, open educational resources, and open access
  • Life cycle and workflow of print continuing resources
  • Relationship building between libraries, vendors, publishers, standards bodies, and others involved in the information community
  • Supervision and management of staff working in areas relevant to NASIG
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources or scholarly communication
  • Initiatives and best practices in areas included in the core competencies and awareness of trends and ongoing developments in those areas
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in relation to libraries

Each 1-hour session should include approximately 45-50 minutes of content, with time left for discussion. Presentations are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to NASIG interests. Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. All presenters will be asked to publish a conference report in the NASIG Proceedings, which will be published through the journal Serials Librarian. Additional information for speakers can be found on our speaker resources page.

Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of registration.

Please submit all proposals using the online form at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/1114. The submission deadline is Monday, December 2.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee (PPC) Co-Chairs, Wendy Robertson and Megan Kilb, at prog-plan@nasig.org<mailto:prog-plan@nasig.org>.

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(via Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University, on behalf of Brenda Fay, Advocate Aurora Health)

Save the date for the next Digital Commons-Great Lakes User Group meeting , to be held July 27, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI. Hosted by Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, our theme will be “Library as Publisher”. If you have ever considered an institutional repository at your institution or already have one, I invite you to the 2020 DC+GLUG meeting.

More details will be coming in 2020. This one-day, free meeting, will feature Digital Commons (bepress) and presentations from DC users, but will also feature other institutional repository platforms. It could be a great way to learn about how the IR marketplace might be changing and what other products and vendors are on the horizon.

Watch for a call for presentations in mid-December 2019. Organizers Marquette University, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Advocate Aurora Health are excited to bring a twist on the traditional DC+GLUG format by reserving time for platform agnostic presentations and discussion in the afternoon.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

IACRL to Host ACRL Webinar at NIU

Join us at the NIU Founders Memorial Library for an ACRL webinar “Copyright and Course Reserves: Print Reserves” on December 6thstarting at 9 am. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the NIU Memorial Library.

Directions to the library: https://library.niu.edu/ulib/content/aboutus/locations/directions.shtml

The Visitors Lot is next to the library and costs $5 to park.

RSVP by emailing Sarah McHone-Chase mchonechase@niu.edu

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Join Amigos Library Services for The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources Online Conference.

Have you noticed the cost of textbooks and other educational materials exponentially increasing? Many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are experiencing the impact of this trend and are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Thus, libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. Join us as we explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting OER. Throughout the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of OER topics. Register now for an action-packed day of information and knowledge and gain access to all presentations post-conference for later viewing.

13 Sessions, including:

  • Open Educational Resources: Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources
  • Holistic OER: Identifying the Gaps
  • Working with Student Advocacy Groups to Raise Awareness of OER
  • Perfecting the Art of the Reference Interview in OER Support Roles

Registration required

  • Registration closes on Sunday, December 1
  • Early bird ends Wednesday, November 20 

Registration Fees

Amigos Member – FREE

Early-bird Non-Member – Individual – $129 | Group – $249

Library School Student – $45

To view the entire schedule, session descriptions, and to register, visit https://www.amigos.org/OER.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is now accepting proposals to present at the 11th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL), August 5-9, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional information, including proposal instructions, submission guidelines, and selection criteria, are available on the conference website.

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