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(via Jennifer Hart, University of Chicago)

The STEM Librarians Collaborative is seeking proposals for its 2021 meeting. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday, July 21, and Thursday, July 22. (Please note the date change.)

At this online conference we will be offering a mix of sessions in both presentation and interactive formats. All sessions will be on topics related to STEM librarianship and we welcome submissions by those who work in or support these fields, including librarians, informationists, vendors, and publishers.

Session Formats Offered

  • Lightning talks (~5 minutes)
  • Short Presentations (~15 minutes)
  • Roundtable discussions on a topic (~30-45 minutes)
  • Interactive How-To Sessions (~15-30 minutes)

If you are interested, please submit a description of your proposed session (no more than 500 words) and what format you would prefer via this form. Should you have an idea for a sessions format that is different from the ones listed above, please let us know via e-mail. We may match roundtable proposals with each other if more than one person submits a proposal on the same topic.

Meeting participants will have every opportunity to be fully engaged and have equal opportunities to contribute to the conference as both presenters and attendees. This means we will do everything we can to make our conference accessible to all. If you have any accommodation needs with regard to your proposal please let us know when you submit the proposal.

Topics of Particular Interest

  • data skills
  • taking on data librarian roles and responsibilities
  • discipline consolidation
  • traditional library roles in a time of increasing interdisciplinary research
  • job/library reorganizations
  • open access
  • open educational resources (OER)
  • virtual pedagogies
  • supporting international students
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) topics and STEM librarianship
  • DEIA and vendors/publishers
  • publishing
  • research impact and metrics of success
  • STEM subject topics
  • active learning: the good and the bad
  • other exciting STEM-related topics

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 20. If you have any issues submitting your proposal, please e-mail proposal@stemlib.com.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) invites you to attend the upcoming Summit dedicated to Moving Toward Equitable Health Sciences Knowledge Sharing, the next event in the MLA InSight Initiative. This Summit will feature a keynote speaker and three expert panels who will discuss issues and advances toward equity in scholarly communication, with an emphasis on health sciences publishing. All events will be held virtually via Zoom on May 4-6 (Tuesday-Thursday).

The keynote speaker is Sandra Harris-Hooker, PhD, Vice President and Executive Vice Dean for Research and Academic Administration and Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomy at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her speech will focus on the Summit’s theme. To learn more about Dr. Harris-Hooker and view the full event schedule, please visit the Summit webpage.

Registration Instructions

To register, please complete the registration form. You will be asked to log into your MLANET account to register. If you do not have a MLANET account, you will be prompted to create a free guest account. The whole process takes fewer than 5 minutes.

Registration closes at 11:59 PM CDT on Tuesday, April 27. Attendance at all Summit events is highly encouraged but not required. Registrants will receive an automated confirmation email upon submitting the form. Zoom links and other details will be sent one week before the Summit.

Please contact Mary Langman, at langman@mail.mlahq.org, with any questions.

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(via Joe Hardenbrook, Director of Library Services at Carroll University)

The 2021 Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) Conference will be held virtually on April 29-30 (Thursday-Friday). We welcome our colleagues from outside of Wisconsin to attend.

Here are a few sessions and talks on the meeting schedule.

  • Keynote: “Taking Risks: Connecting Through Real Stories”–Megan McGee, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ex Fabula
  • “Risky Writing: Ditching the Research Paper and Reaping the Rewards of More Authentic Assignments”
  • “A Risk-Free Introduction to Open Textbooks”
  • “Ready, Set, Engage! Making the Library a Center for Civic Preparation on Campus”
  • “Swim Lanes and Superpowers: Engaging Student Employees”
  • “Extending Digital Collections for Teaching and Research”
  • “The Streaming Video Rocket Sled to Hell: How We Survived the Ride”
  • “Understanding Information Privilege in the Time of COVID-19”

For more information, and to register, go here. Registration is $94 for non-members, $50 for members, and $25 for students. Also, check out the Conference’s Facebook page here.

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(via Dawn Behrend, ACRL North Carolina Chapter Chair)

Registration is now open for the ACRL-NC Chapter biennial virtual conference, “Transforming Our Future: How Our Practices Today Inform Our Future Tomorrow”, to be held on Thursday, May 6, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT. The Conference is hosted in collaboration with CJCLS. Dr. Jon Cawthorne, President of ACRL, will be our keynote speaker. Librarians from across the United States from a variety of institution sizes and types will share presentations on instruction, outreach, human resources, training, equity issues, cataloging, and technology amongst others.

Please go here to register. The Conference program can be viewed here. Registration is free for NCLA members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for students. Registration is limited to 500 attendees, so be sure to register soon.

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(via ACRL)

Registration for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future”, which will take place from April 13 (Tuesday) to April 16 (Friday), is still available!

Today’s higher education environment calls for continually innovative ways to advance student, faculty, and institution success. If you are part of the academic and research library community; value sustainable, open scholarship and education; embrace equity, diversity and inclusion; and want to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need now-this event is for you.

ACRL 2021 features a mix of more than 300 live and on-demand programs, interactive discussion groups, eye-popping posters, a social wall, fun connections and prizes, and content on demand for 30 days. The conference also features author Tressie McMillan Cottom and journalist Mona Chalabi as keynote speakers along with invited presentations from Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and We Here administrators Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, and Charlotte Roh.

Learn more about Brown, Ferretti, and Roh’s invited presentation “Systemic Oppression Requires Systemic Change: Recasting the Roles of Academic Libraries in Contemporary Contexts” in this video.

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(via Dr. Theresa Byrd–Dean of the University Library, University of San Diego)

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Digital Initiatives Symposium. The event will take place from Monday, April 26, to Thursday, April 29.

Hosted by the University of San Diego’s Copley Library, the Digital Initiatives Symposium is an annual event featuring workshops, presentations, and keynote addresses from leaders in libraries’ digital ecosystems, including open access, institutional repositories, open educational resources, data management, digital scholarship and pedagogy, scholarly communications, linked data, digital humanities, web archiving, copyright, and more. For 2021, the DIS will be entirely virtual using the Zoom Webinar platform. We hope you can join us!

This year’s event will include the following program options.

Five workshop choices, limited to 30 participants each

  • “Cataloging in the Age of RDA: Latest Trends, Issues, and Challenges”
  • “Copyright Intersections for Academic Librarians”–presenter is UIUC’s Sara Benson
  • “Developing and Articulating Open Access Policies, Principles, and Guidelines: a Hands-On Workshop”
  • “Lessons from SPARC’s Journal Negotiation Community of Practice: A Workshop on Aligning Negotiations With Making Scholarship Open By Default”
  • “Planning and Managing a Digital Collections Project”

Keynote and featured speakers

  • Reggie Raju, Deputy Director: Research and Learning Services, University of Cape Town, South Africa: “What is Open about Closed: an Ubuntu Perspective of Open Access”
  • Arianna Becerril-Garcia, Executive Director, Redalyc: “Academy-Owned Non-Profit Open Access Publishing: an Approach to Achieve Participatory and Sustainable Scholarly Communications”
  • Ivy Anderson, Director: Collection Development and Management Program, California Digital Library

View the full program here.

The event is capped at 500 attendees, so book your spot today. To register, please go here. The last day is Sunday, April 18.

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(via the Online Learning Consortium)

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is seeking proposals for its Accelerate 2021 meeting. Themed “An Odyssey into the Future of Online, Digital, and Blended Learning”, the event is currently scheduled to take place in a hybrid format, with the virtual portion occurring September 20-24 (Monday-Friday), and the in-person sessions lasting October 5-8 (Tuesday-Friday) in Washington, D.C.

The Online Learning Consortium 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.

Session tracks include the following.

  • Access, Equity, and Open Education
  • Blended Learning
  • Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership and Institutional Strategies
  • Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
  • Technology and Future Trends

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 19, at 10:59 PM CDT. More information, including the link for submitting proposals, is available here.

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(via Rachel Olsen, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

The North Carolina Library Association is seeking proposals for the 64th NCLA Biennial Conference, a joint conference with SELA (Southeastern Library Association), from October 18 to 22 (Monday-Friday). Proposals should address some aspect of this year’s conference theme, “S.E.E. the Future: Support. Educate. Empower”. At this time, we are accepting proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops, Paired Presentations, Presentations, and Panel Discussions. All conference presentations will be virtual, with options for both pre-recorded and live sessions.

The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, April 16. Also, poster proposals are being accepted now through Tuesday, June 15. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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(via Shannon Jones, Director of Libraries at Medical University of South Carolina)

Join us in 2021 for the South Carolina Conference on Information Literacy. SCCIL ’21 will be held virtually August 4 – 6 (Wednesday-Friday). The theme for SCCIL ’21 is “Reshaping the Future of Instruction”.

The South Carolina Conference on Instruction Literacy is a new conference focused on providing instruction librarians a space for professional development and networking opportunities. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, we welcome any and all librarians who are interested in learning about new classroom strategies, instruction ideas, or anything else involved in teaching students information literacy skills.

Please think about and prepare proposals engaging with the theme of “Reshaping the Future of Instruction”. How have you reshaped the future of your practice? What strategies do you employ to prepare for potential instruction issues? What pedagogies, tools, or practices have you considered (or discarded) on your path? How have you prepared for changes in your practice due to the current environment? What have you changed based on previous setbacks?

For more information on the types of programs the Conference organizers are seeking, and to submit a proposal, please click here. The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, April 9. Notifications of acceptance will go out by Friday, April 30.

Additional information on the Conference is available here. Registration opens Wednesday, June 30.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference (online October 12-14, Tuesday-Thursday), reflecting the various approaches that libraries of all sizes, service areas, and geographic locations within Illinois have had to use in addressing the challenges of 2020-21 and beyond. Now, perhaps more than ever before, it is critical for Illinois library staff to share knowledge, resources, and expertise with each other and their communities. Additional information is available here.

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. The submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, April 11.

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