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(via Dawn Behrend, Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Planning to attend ALA Annual? The ACRL Membership Committee is hosting the ACRL 101 webcast, a one-hour interactive session, provides tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to Washington, D.C., including what to bring, how to plan your schedule and navigate the city, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

Please join us for either session (or listen to the webcast afterwards):

ACRL Membership Committee ACRL 101: Making the Most of Annual Conference

Tuesday, June 11
3:00 – 4:00 pm CDT

Register here.

Wednesday, June 12
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Conference Program Committee is excited to announce that registration for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference is open!

The theme of this year’s conference is Shift: Where Will You Grow? and it will explore how individuals and institutions can shift ways of thinking by: looking at new ways of providing services, reassessing how something is done, changing commonly held beliefs, exploring similarities between different types of libraries, and engaging with ideas outside of the library world. Conference highlights include:

  • President’s Reception: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., Monday, October 21–ILA President Molly Beestrum invites all conference attendees to attend this information conference kickoff. All are welcome and registration is not required.
  • Awards Luncheon: Noon – 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 22–Celebrate the achievements of your colleagues at the 2019 ILA Awards Luncheon. Pre-registration to attend this event is required. Tickets to attend are not included in the registration fee.
  • YSF Author Breakfast: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23–Andrea Beaty, author of Iggy Peck, Architect, will discuss her work at this annual event. Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Tickets to attend are not included in the registration fee.
  • Academic Libraries Unconference: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23–Join academic colleagues for networking, idea sharing, and a continental breakfast to discuss topics important to your everyday work. Academic library staff from all departments, classifications, and levels of experience are welcome to attend.
  • DiversiTEA: 3:00 –  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23–Join the ILA Diversity Committee for tea and a presentation from multilingual anti-oppression educator Corrie Wallace. This event is open to all conference attendees.
  • Trustee Day: 8:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24–A full day of conference programming is planned for library trustees. The day begins with continental breakfast and includes a luncheon and in the exhibit hall. Trustee Day registration is required in order to attend meal events.

For more information on the Conference schedule and speakers, along with links to registration, please go to

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(via Ashley Crane, Sam Houston State University)

We are extending the call for proposals for the 2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit.

Tell Me More.  LIRT Summit is a one-day conference focused on topics related to library and information literacy instruction in academic, public, school or special libraries.  Attendees will interact with other library instruction enthusiasts and learn from one another in a collaborative, intimate, low-stress environment.  All with an interest in library instruction and information literacy  are welcome to attend and apply to present.

When and Where?  LIRT Summit will be held on September 13, 2019, at Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Call for Proposals.  Please consider presenting your work at the LIRT Summit.  Proposals will be accepted until July 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. via this form  Any topics related to library and information literacy instruction are welcome in the following session formats:

  • 50-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Poster Session

Registration Info.  Registration will open July 1, 2019, and will include breakfast and lunch for all attendees.  Additional information will be provided at a later date.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

LITA (the Library Information Technology Association) is now accepting proposals for webinars and online courses for Summer/Fall 2019 or 2020. All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed and submissions from underrepresented groups (women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities) are strongly encouraged. The deadline is July 5, 2019. For additional information visit the LITA Blog.

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(via Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois Springfield)

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) and the University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Library are pleased to host aFREE viewing of the Association of College and Research Libraries webinar “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace.”  This is a recorded webinar, lasting approximately one hour, and is open to all librarians and staff, including academic and public.Membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

A full description of the webinar and the associated learning outcomes is below. There are two articles you can read in preparation, but attend even if you don’t have time to look them over. Also included is a link to an ALA/ACRL information page Keeping Up with Implicit Bias that contains information.

Dalton, S. & Villagran, M. (2018) Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace: Be proactive, part one. College and Research Library News. 79 (9).

Dalton, S. & Villagran, M. (2018) Minimizing and addressing microaggressions in the workplace: Be proactive, part two. College and Research Library News. 79 (10)

“Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace.”   

Presenters: Shamika Dalton, interim associate director and professor of legal research at University of Florida Levin College Law; Michele Villagran, assistant professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University.

As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace. We will define the various types of microaggressions that can result from these biases and offer practices for addressing and coping with them. Minimizing and addressing implicit bias and microaggressions can help foster a safe and inclusive work environment.

Learning outcomes:

• Identify biases and microaggressions and how they impact the various aspects of the workplace

• Explore effective practices for minimizing biases and microaggressions in the workplace to create a positive and inclusive work environment

• Learn strategies for reducing bias in library recruitment, hiring, and retention

Viewing will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, in Room 230A, the library’s new Learning Classroom on the Library’s Main Floor, opened in October 2018. Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois Springfield, will give a brief welcome. Also, following the event, please stay for FREE refreshments and an informal opportunity to converse with colleagues on a variety of table topics including Open Educational Resources (OER), imposter syndrome, and others. The event will start at 1:00 with the introduction, then the 1-hour FREE webinar itself, refreshments, and, finally, the discussions afterwards, which will be informal and may last until 4:00 PM. Feel free to attend just the webcast or the discussions (the latter starting at approximately 2:30 PM), or both. It will be a time to get acquainted with new colleagues and re-acquainted with familiar faces in Illinois Libraries.

Directions to campus can be found here:

Please let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to or 217.206.6597.

If you have any questions, please contact John Laubersheimer (site coordinator), at, or Eric Edwards (IACRL President), at

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via CARLI)

CARLI is planning an exciting day-long leadership event for mid-level leaders, “Mid-Level Leaders Symposium: CARLI′s Next Deans and Directors,” from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 25, 2019.  The event will feature Karen S. Goins, executive coach, facilitator, consultant, speaker, and author. Karen will guide attendees to:

·         Understand what leadership is

·         Discuss leadership competencies that increase success in a library environment

·         Have meaningful conversation with each other about senior leadership and upward mobility topics

·         Develop a personal plan to improve leadership competencies

·         Have fun during the day while the group is learning!

To register, visit the event page. A registration fee of $50 will be charged. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A special room rate will be available for lodging on September 24 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. To make a reservation, call 217-398-3400 and ask for the CARLI Leader Symposium. You can also book online and enter the code CRL with the date.

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(via CARLI)

“Internationalizing the Community College Library” is a project supported by the International and Area Studies Library and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Funding is available to support a one-day workshop for librarians from community colleges in Illinois on July 26, 2019. The workshop will provide opportunities for librarians to share and explore strategies for internationalizing your library. Through this one-day workshop, community college librarians will have the opportunity to present institutional self-assessment reports, share expertise on user services, outreach and engagement initiatives, and discuss ways to form linkages with international counterparts.  Participants will receive a $100.00 stipend and free overnight lodging on July 25.

Please see the Center for Global Studies web site for more information and to apply.

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(via the Online Learning Consortium)

Is imposter syndrome keeping you from submitting a conference proposal?

“We might be doing important, meaningful work, but impostor syndrome convinces us otherwise…The Accelerate conference needs unique and new perspectives to keep the program alive and organic. It needs you to share your work!” Engagement Co-Chair Tina Rettler-Pagel shares in a recent blog post. (The post includes instructions for submitting a proposal.) Don’t let impostor syndrome hold you back!

Now is your chance to own your confidence and submit your proposal to present at the 25th annual OLC Accelerate 2019, to be held November 19-22 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET on June 3, 2019. More information about the Conference is available here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Join ACRL for its President’s Program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Hosted by ACRL President Lauren Pressley, this program will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, at the Washington Convention Center, Room 146A.

Titled “Equity, Diversity, Inclusion… and Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?,” this program will be presented by Dr. Angela Spranger, Lecturer in Management at the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University and the Principal/Owner of StepOne Consulting LLC.

Issues of equity in diverse workplaces, and the trend towards more inclusive language and policies, often leaves leaders in the difficult position of navigating the needs of the organization and the need to help the organization accommodate today’s workforce. How can leaders effectively influence and motivate their teams, when the individuals on those teams struggle with the challenges of poor communication, collaboration, culture, change and conflict? Dr. Spranger, author of Why People Stay: Helping Your Employees Feel Seen, Safe, and Valued will address contemporary issues around diversity, leadership, and inclusiveness throughout the employment lifecycle. Through intensive dialogue, shared narrative, and humor supporting the theoretical material, Dr. Spranger will share an approach to inclusive leadership that will leave participants energized and engaged.

The program continues the integral conversations around EDI issues that Pressley’s President’s Program Planning Committee has been supporting throughout the year, including the ACRL EDI Discussion Series blog, which features posts on topics such as EDI in community colleges; designing anti-oppressive events and instruction; queer, feminist, and critical theory; metadata justice; and more.

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(via Michael Qiu, America Chemical Society)

ACS Publications is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the ACS National Meeting in San Diego (August 24-29, 2019).

Full details about the award and the application are available on ACS Axial at:

Applications are due Friday, June 28, at 4:00 PM CDT. For questions, please contact Michael Qiu,

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI) | No Comments »