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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites submissions for immersion sessions, papers, posters, and lightning talks. There will be two abstract submission rounds for MLA ’21.

  • Round 1: contributed papers and immersion sessions (September 15-October 21)
  • Round 2: posters and lightning talks (December 11-January 22)

The submission site for contributed papers and immersion sessions for MLA ’21 is now open.

Contributed papers are fifteen-minute presentations that fall into two broad categories:

  • program description abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
  • research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Immersion sessions are seventy-five-minute “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include several invited papers, a panel presentation, group discussion, audience engagement, or other appropriate activities.

Authors will be asked to categorize their submissions into one of the seven MLA Areas of Practice: Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership. The 2021 National Program Committee will then use these categories to organize and schedule meeting content. Individual members, caucuses, and domain hubs are encouraged to submit.

Acceptance notices for papers and immersion sessions will be sent in early December. Abstracts that are not accepted in round 1 can be resubmitted for poster and lightning talks in round 2. Acceptance notices for posters and lightning talks will be sent in late February.

The two rounds for abstract submissions allow reviewers to provide feedback to authors and gives those whose submissions were not accepted in the first round the opportunity to review feedback and resubmit their proposals as posters or lightning talks. 

Round 1 submissions are due Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 6:00 PM CDT. Please enter your submission early to avoid a last-minute rush and allow time for any assistance.

Find additional information on proposal requirements here.

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(via the Academic Library Association of Ohio)

Interested in attending the 2020 ALAO Conference? Early-bird registration ends Monday, September 28.

The 2020 Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference will take place online October 28-30 and consist of a selection of engaging workshops, live keynote sessions, pre-recorded presentations, and interactive poster sessions. As in years’ past, a pre-conference will kick off the event.

Register by Monday, September 28, on the Conference website (see link below) for early-bird pricing – only $25 for members and free for students!

Pre-Conference (Wednesday, October 28) events include the following.

  • a session led by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, ACRL’s 2019 Librarian of the Year, called “Renewal: Promoting Civility and Self-Care in (Academic) Libraries” that will help attendees explore frameworks, outcomes, and emerging countermeasures of low morale in order to promote authentic civility in the workplace (additional cost, limited to 30 attendees)
  • a free afternoon workshop on anti-racism in action in the library profession–the workshop will be facilitated by Ione Damasco, Director of Information Acquisition & Organization at the University of Dayton.

Conference (Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30) events include the following.

  • opening keynote address by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System, focusing on the role of libraries in supporting resiliency and sustainability in our communities
  • closing keynote address by Nancy Kirkpatrick, Executive Director and CEO of OhioNET, about change management and building healthy organizations
  • a choice of 20 pre-recorded, informative, and inspirational breakout sessions from your colleagues in Ohio and surrounding states (program available soon)
  • approximately 20 virtual poster sessions to browse
  • opportunities to network and connect with colleagues virtually.

ALAO thanks our Conference sponsors for allowing us to keep registration costs low.

Registration Rates

Pre-Conference: “Renewal: Promoting Civility and Self-Care in (Academic) Libraries

  • $50 ALAO/MiALA Members only (limited to 30 participants)

Pre-Conference: “From Being To Doing: Anti-racism as Action at Work”

  • free (but registration required)

Conference early-bird (until Monday, September 28)

  • $25 ALAO/MiALA members
  • $30 Non ALAO members
  • $10 ALAO retirees
  • free for current LIS students

Regular rates (beginning Tuesday September 29)

  • $30 ALAO/MiALA Members
  • $35 Non ALAO Members
  • $15 ALAO Retirees
  • free for current LIS students

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via the Online Learning Consortium)

We know planning for fall classes is taking more time than usual this year. That’s why we’re extending the OLC Innovate + Velocity 2021 speaking proposal deadline to Wednesday, October 7. Choose to present onsite in Denver (March 9-18), or as a virtual presenter (March 18-20) to a remote audience. The OLC/MERLOT Program Committee is looking for proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice – promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and digital teaching and learning.

For instructions, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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(via Shaun Hardy, Carnegie Institute for Science)

The Geoscience Information Society will again offer its annual free workshop “Geoscience Librarianship 101” – virtually, this year – on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, October 26 and October 27. The sessions will begin at 2:00 PM CDT each day and run until 5:00-6:00 PM CDT. Topics will include: Introduction to the Geosciences, Collection Development, Government Documents, and Maps and Geospatial Data. All information professionals as well as students in library and information studies are invited to attend this professional development opportunity.

Registration is required for the workshop, but participants may select individual sessions to attend. Though GL101 is being held in conjunction with the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, registration for GSA is not required.

The session schedule and registration information are forthcoming and will be posted here. Please save the dates and check back.

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(via Alyssa Koclanes, FACRL President)

We are excited to announce that registration for the ACRL Florida Chapter’s 2020 Virtual Conference is open.

This year’s Conference will be FACRL’s first-ever virtual meeting and will be focused on Demonstrating the Value of Academic Libraries During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This year’s FACRL Virtual Conference will include the following events and activities.

  • 12 live presentations
    • four sessions with three concurrent tracks: Administration, Instruction, and Outreach
  • interactive poster session with six poster presentations
  • lightning-round session with five lightning talks
  • and more

2020 FACRL Virtual Conference Details 


Friday, October 16, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM CDT

Registration Costs:

FACRL members = $15.

Non-FACRL members = $45 (includes a 1-year FACRL membership!)

Register here.

Conference Agenda:

For the conference schedule and a list of the presentations, visit the Conference Agenda page.

There are still Sponsorship Opportunities available. Contact the Sponsorship Committee Chair, Craig Amos, at camos@broward.edu for more details.

Additional information on the Conference is available here. Please contact FACRL President Alyssa Koclanes (koclanan@eckerd.edu) with any questions.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and practices have been at the forefront of library services for several years. However, now we need to ask ourselves, are we not only talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to EDI. Are the EDI initiatives and plans we developed years ago actually working? Are we seeing an impact from these efforts in our communities and among our staff?

Join Amigos Library Services on Wednesday, December 2, for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise? We will take a closer look at EDI and explore what initiatives in your library have worked, ones that have not.

We are now accepting presentation proposals for this online conference. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

  • diversity audits and assessments of your library’s collection
  • implementation of universal design best practices in your library’s digital and physical spaces
  • successful strategies on engaging your library’s staff, community, and/or campus with EDI education and training
  • lessons learned in managing controversial EDI issues within your library’s workplace, community, and/or campus
  • archival and special collections management of materials from underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups
  • ways to reduce biases in cataloging
  • proven best practices for inclusive library instruction and critical information literacy
  • next steps in recruiting, retaining, and leading a diverse library workplace

Please submit your proposal here by Tuesday, September 29. Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding, at borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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IACRL at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference

(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL is sponsoring IACRL @ ILA–a track of programming for academic librarians at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference. IACRL @ ILA programming is open to all conference attendees and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL @ ILA track.

In lieu of its traditional luncheon and membership meeting, IACRL is holding its membership meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. All IACRL members (and potential members) are invited to attend our virtual annual meeting. At the meeting, the IACRL president and committee chairs will give the annual report and our new officers will be installed. If time allows, we will also discuss ideas for the upcoming year for IACRL. This is a great opportunity to learn more about IACRL and get involved. Pre-registration is required to attend the meeting.

The IACRL President’s Program will feature Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., President of ACRL and the dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. While at WVU, Cawthorne’s commitment to diversity among academic librarians led to founding in 2015 of the Library Diversity Alliance, a four-institution residency program comprising WVU, American University, the University of Iowa, and Virginia Tech. In 2016, an inspired Association of College & Research Libraries Board voted to sponsor and support the Alliance under the ACRL aegis; today, Cawthorne chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites over 50 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

The Charleston Conference traditionally hosts preconference workshops and seminars on the days immediately preceding the main Conference. This year, since the conference has moved online, we’re hosting our pre- and post- conference workshops and seminars online as well. We’ve spread these sessions out during the month of October and November to avoid scheduling burnout during the week of the conference. Each session is jam-packed with hands-on activity and breakout discussions for the attendees, and will include several breaks. These are intended to be active learning sessions, not just another webinar to sit through. We have sessions on a wide range of topics–see this link below for more details.

Pricing: Unless otherwise indicated on the session description page below, half day sessions are $50 and full day sessions are $95.

Bulk Discount: Register for 2 or 3 sessions at the same time, and receive a 10% discount (use code CHS20-2WKSP). Register for 4 or more sessions at the same time, and receive a 20% discount (use code CHS20-4WKSP). Discounts cannot be applied retroactively if webinars are purchased separately – codes must be applied to a single transaction.

Registration is also open for the main Conference, to be held online the week of  November 2-6 (Monday-Friday). Register here, with rates and other details available here.

Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director, with questions: leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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(via the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Are you struggling to meet the virtual needs of your students, faculty and other users? Do you need to be inspired? Are you challenged by the perceived “silences” in your library, archives or museum? The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania, invites you to attend a virtual symposium on Monday, October 12, from 12:00 to 3:30 PM CDT.

This symposium, titled Silences in the LAMS:  Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic, explores issues of access and use that have arisen since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. Information on the keynote speaker is below. To see the full list of speakers, please click on the link at the bottom.

Keynote Speaker

Melissa Grafe, Ph.D.
John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Head of the Medical Historical Library
Yale University
Fear of the Digital Disease: Digital Surrogacy and Materiality in a COVID-19 World.

The link to the symposium will be distributed prior to the event.

Tickets are free. Register here by Friday, October 9.

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(via ACRL)

Thanks to everyone who submitted program proposals for ACRL 2021. So much exciting content was received that we need more time to decide how much we can accept in the current environment. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop notifications are expected to go out by the end of December 2020. We apologize for the delay and thank you in advance for your patience.

The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9, 2020. As a reminder of the new participation limits, all submitters (even those that already submitted in the spring) are eligible to be included as a presenter or co-presenter on a maximum of two additional proposals for the revised fall submission deadline, and can ultimately present a maximum of two times during the ACRL Conference. More information is available on the Conference website.

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