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(via Theresa Byrd, University of San Diego)

Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2019

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

Panel discussions: 60 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Lightning talks: 10 minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

  • linked data
  • social justice and open access
  • the future of open access
  • data management and sharing, open data
  • open educational resources
  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • diverse repository platforms and functions
  • digital humanities
  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses
  • scholarly communication
  • technical applications related to platforms or tools
  • web archiving
  • web annotation

Submit your proposal at (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Have you flipped the library paradigm with a program or service? Have you changed focus? Are you shifting your service model? Where are you stepping out to make an impact? Tell us about it.

The Illinois Library Association Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference that embody the diverse and multi-type membership of ILA and highlight the innovative and creative work members do in their libraries. The goal of the conference is to help members engage with each other and grow in their knowledge.

The theme is Shift: Where Will You Grow? and will explore how we as individuals and institutions can shift our thinking to:

  • Look at new ways of providing service
  • Take a step back to reassess something we are doing
  • See where we can change commonly held beliefs
  • Explore similarities between different types of libraries
  • Engage with ideas outside of the library world

Share your ideas and shifts by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Committee is seeking programs which focus on pushing boundaries, thinking big, inspiring, imagining possibilities, and encouraging innovation. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. For additional information, please visit the ILA website.

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(via RAILS)

This one-day conference will be held at Skokie Public Library, Friday, March 8, 2019. Morning sessions will consist of panels meant to situate the problems and raise awareness of the complicating factors. After lunch, the afternoon sessions will consist of interactive sessions designed to elicit solutions and strategies. Register and get more information<> about this day of challenging discussion and brainstorming.

This event is being organized by Nicole Cooke and Amy Koester, and is being sponsored by Skokie Public Library<>, School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois<>, the American Library Association (ALA)’s Office for Diversity, Outreach, and Literacy Services, and In the Library with the Lead Pipe<>, an open access, open peer-reviewed journal.

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(via Sam Harlow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Are you a librarian with experience with accessibility, creation of online learning objects, and applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Then we want to hear from you! The ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) has teamed up with the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and are looking for panelists with accessibility, online library materials, and UDL experience to participate in our panel at 2019 ALA Annual in Washington D.C., entitled Accessibility and Creation of Online Library Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney ( or Samantha (Sam) Harlow (, DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs

If you are interested, please fill out this submission form.

Applications due Friday, December 21, at 5:00 PM. Selected panelists will be notified in early January 2019.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

As librarians, providing equitable access to all patrons should be a top priority. The patrons visiting our libraries should reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. Unfortunately, there are many populations that go under-served. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community?
Join Amigos Library Services by submitting a presentation sharing your experiences providing services to commonly under-served populations. Our online conference will take place on Thursday, February 28.
Suggested topics include experiences providing equitable access and services in the following categories:

  • People with disabilities
  • People of color
  • LGBTQ community
  • People experiencing poverty and/or homelessness
  • Non-English-speaking and/or multilingual populations
  • Rural, Native, and Tribal libraries
  • Bookmobiles
  • Illiteracy
  • Older adults
  • Active military and veterans
  • Incarcerated populations

If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal here<> by December 16, 2018. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Megan Bryant at<> or 800-843-8482, ext. 2896.

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(via Anne Craig, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Hello CARLI members! The applications are coming in, but I want to be sure that everyone has seen the application/participation information. The Library Application Form is available here. If you have trouble meeting the November 23 deadline, please let me know.

Please share this message widely.

Anne Craig


Dear CARLI Members:

Have you wanted your library to…

  • Create a powerful impact narrative for your library?
  • Use data in a compelling way to tell your library’s story to your stakeholders?
  • Demonstrate how your library supports graduation and retention rates?

Come join us!

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value.

CARLI Counts deliverables will include a portfolio of local case studies, an evaluation of the collective statewide impact of those cases, and a replicable state/regional training model for equipping librarians to be campus leaders in assessing library impact on student learning and success, all of which will be made openly available on the CARLI website. CARLI will work in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis & Clark Community College. “CARLI Counts: Analytics and Advocacy for Service Development,” is funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant.

The program features two cohorts, each with 30 attendees and 6 mentors. The cohorts will meet in person for two sessions, two days each session, for a total of four in-person days. Each cohort will be divided into six teams of five, each with one mentor.

Cohort 1 will meet February 20-21, and July 16-17, 2019, at the I Hotel in Champaign, Illinois. Lodging and meals are paid for by the grant. Participants will be expected to attend the 2019 CARLI Annual Meeting, tentatively scheduled for November 22, 2019, in Champaign.

What is the target audience?

Come as you are, leave different. All CARLI member libraries are the intended audience! Your library does not need to have a staff member dedicated solely to institutional research, or prior experience with the topics of assessment or data gathering. Come and learn from where you are.

How does my library participate?

To be considered for participation, complete the Library Application Form (see link above) and submit it to Anne Craig, at, by Friday, November 23, 2018. If your library is invited to participate, one person from your library will complete an Individual Information Form, available here on the CARLI Counts web site.

Libraries will be invited to participate based on evaluation of these criteria:

  • Strength of the application narrative
  • Statewide geographical representation among the applicant pool
  • Diverse library type representation among the applicant pool (public university, private institutions, community colleges)

Cohort 1 Library Application Forms are due November 23, 2018.

  • Library Directors/Deans will be notified of decisions by December 7, 2018.
  • Individual Information Forms from invited institutions are due December 14, 2018.

For more information about this project or with any questions, please contact Anne Craig.

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(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University)

The 18th Annual Information Literacy Summit at Moraine Valley is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions.


18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape

Friday, April 5, 2019, 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

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape. 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 11, 2019

Some possible topics for sessions include:

·         News and Media Literacy

·         Social Justice and Information Literacy

·         Critical Information Literacy

·         Critical Pedagogies

·         Service Learning

·         Student Curiosity and Creativity

·         Student Centered Teaching and Learning

·         Students as creators

·         Reflective Practice

·         Communities of Practice

·         Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy

·         Programmatic assessments

·         Instructional design

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(via Paul Kelsey, Southeastern Louisiana University)

Call for Papers: New Research in Collection Management and Development ALA Annual 2019

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the “Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum”) at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C., from June 20-25, 2019.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Completed research as well as research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a blind review process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20-minute presentation, with a 10-minute open discussion following each presentation.

Criteria for selection:

  • Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practice
  • Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
  • Quality and creativity of the methodology
  • Research published or accepted for publication after December 13, 2017 will be considered. Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 13, 2017, will not be accepted.


The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

  • The title of your project
  • A clear statement of the research problem
  • A description of the research methodology used
  • Results of the project, if any

The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2019.

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions by email to Co-Chairs:

Paul Kelsey, Co-Chair, ALCTS CMS Publications Committee

Nancy Poehlmann, Co-Chair, ALCTS CMS Publications Committee

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape the future of ILA. Reservations to attend the focus groups are now OPEN<>.

Members, non-members and others interested in offering their input are encouraged to attend one of the focus groups. The questions to be discussed will be the same at each session:

*   November 14 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. at RAILS Burr Ridge (intended for those in RAILS’s service area)
*   November 19 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (open to anyone)
*   November 26 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (intended for ALA ethnic affiliates: AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA.) Affiliate members may choose to attend this or any other session.
*   November 28 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. IHLS Carbondale (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 28 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 29 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   NEW DATE: November 30 – 8:30-10:00 a.m. IHLS Champaign
*   December 5 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. ILA Office Chicago (intended for Chicago-area participants)

For questions regarding the focus groups, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at (312) 644-1896 or<>.

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(via Miles Dietz-Castel, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The 2019 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI)<> applications are open through December 1, 2018. The institute is a weeklong residential workshop held in Chicago, July 15-19, 2019, with follow-up activities and support, mentoring, and membership in an ongoing research community. Check out the application instructions<> and the online application form<>. Read more in the MLA News article<>. For questions regarding the institute, application process, or scholarships, please contact Project Director Susan Lessick<>, AHIP, FMLA.

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