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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

The 2020 Virtual Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) will be held from Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16. We expect that these will all be half-days in order to make virtual attendance easier for all participants, but further details will be released with the program.

MDLS 2020 is intended to provide Midwestern librarians who support research data management the chance to network and expand their research data-related knowledge base and skill sets. It is open to all who wish to attend, including those from the Midwest and beyond as well as librarians in training. Please note that given the virtual nature of the event, we have a set number of priority spots for Midwestern attendees and a reserved set of spots for attendees from beyond.

Attendance to this event is capped and decided on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned for more announcements, follow @MW_DataLibSym on Twitter, or check the MDLS webpage for updates as they become available.

Questions should be directed to mwdatalibsym@gmail.com. We hope to see you at the Symposium in October!

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(via David Schoen, Niagara University)

Sponsored by the Western New York Library Resources Council, Intersect 2020: From Shushing to Shouting– Advocacy and Using Your Voice is going virtual.

Submit a Session Idea!

We ask you submit proposals related to the many directions this theme can apply to, such as (but not limited to):

1. Legislative Advocacy – How do you mobilize librarians to advocate for government funds, improvements, and better budgets? What are some plans of action or positive experiences with legislative advocacy that could be used to educate others?

2. Worker Advocacy – How do unions advocate for libraries? What does the unionization of library workers do for our profession as a whole? What strategies can be employed to communicate the needs of a large team versus a small team or solo librarian?

3. Advocating Within & For Communities – How does geography and setting affect community involvement in advocating for the local library? How can libraries better engage and involve their home communities in the conversation? What sources or services can neutral libraries provide to members of a culturally divided community?

4. Advocating for Information Literacy – What are some ways that librarians work with vendors, develop collections, or design spaces with the needs of patrons at the forefront of the discussion?  What role does advocacy play in accessibility? How does the advocacy process differ in K-12 versus University settings?

5. User Advocacy – How have you defended the Right to Read recently?  What has been your liveliest book-banning scenario? How do library workers interpret, promote, and advocate for freedoms of speech, information, and expression while maintaining a neutral, safe space where everybody is welcome?

6. Self Advocacy – What are some ways that managers can effectively advocate for their employees to administration?  How do we defend ourselves against burnout without completely losing the highly engaged nature of our profession? How do we  compartmentalize our personal and professional lives in a healthy way?

7. Environmental Advocacy – How can libraries work to become more sustainable? What sustainability initiatives has your library participated in? Are there ways that libraries can spread awareness of conservation and sustainable living? What can we change in our regular practices to reduce waste and resource consumption, and how can we serve as an example to other institutions?

We welcome ideas for workshop sessions, poster sessions, lightning talks, pecha kucha, discussion roundtables, breakout sessions, interactive panel discussions, demonstrations, presentations in interesting new formats, and anything else that you’d like to experience at this year’s unconference.

To submit a proposal, go here before the end of June.

Include these elements:

1. A short session description of around 100 words. Please include what style of session (demonstration, panel, roundtable discussion, make/hack/play, etc), whether this idea is fully-formed or in the works, and whether you are open to working on this with other collaborators.

2. An email address so we can contact you if your session is selected for Round 2. If you are selected, you will be asked to give a more detailed proposal for our peer review process. For us to consider your idea, we will need a way to contact you.

The ideas with the most votes and interaction on the Tricider will move forward to Round Two of our proposal vetting process. To foster attendee participation right from the start, we highly encourage you to vote on the proposals you see there as well.

Important Dates:

Idea Submission: March 20 – June 30

Voting on Idea Submissions Closes: Tuesday, June 30

Invitation to Round Two: July 6

Peer Review Ends: August 3

Final Round 2 Decisions Made: August 8

Intersect 2020: Friday, October 2

We Are Here to Help!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mandi Shepp (amanda.shepp@fredonia.edu), Caitlin Kenney (ckenney@wnylrc.org), or Heidi Ziemer (hziemer@wnylrc.org).

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(via Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College)

Research Forum (separate registration required)

Please join us for the ACRL Science and Technology Session Research Forum on Thursday, June 18, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. Please register for this free event here, so that we can send you a Zoom link to participate.

We are pleased to showcase our two research forum presentations:

Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago – Current Practices in Data Management Education: Results of Surveying Doctoral Nursing Programs 

Despite growing data capture and reuse for quality improvement, informatics, and research, little is known about nursing data management (DM) education. Health sciences librarians and nurse faculty collaborated to determine how DM is taught in nursing doctoral programs. The purpose of this study was to identify current practices of DM education and where gaps exist.

Greg Nelson, Brigham Young University – Think Twice Before You Get Rid of Your Backfiles! Scan Quality of Elseiver’s Electronic Backfile PDF Collection

Journal publisher Elsevier sells perpetual access to their research articles published prior to 1995 through an institution’s ScienceDirect subscription. Brigham Young University recently purchased a large number of the backfile collections and wanted to evaluate the collection’s scan quality in hopes to deaccession our matching print collection and free needed shelf space. This is the first evaluation assessing the scan quality of Elsevier’s large corpus of electronic backfiles and will provide evaluation criteria for those contemplating a purchase or for those who may also want to determine whether to keep or discard in-house print versions of their Elsevier journal collection.


Poster Session (separate registration required)

Please join us for the ACRL Science and Technology Section 2020 Virtual Poster Session on Thursday, June 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. Please register here to receive a Zoom link for the poster presentation session and a Google folder link to view and comment on the posters after the session.

In the live session on June 19, presenters will showcase their work and take questions. The digital posters will then be open for viewing and commenting for one week (June 19-June 26). Presenters will actively engage with commenters during this time. Posters are:

  • Biomedical Engineering a visualization analysis based on Web of Science data, Nestor L. Osorio Northern Illinois University
  • Calling Earth: The academic library as podcaster, Drew Smith, University of South Florida; Meghan Cook, University of South Florida; and Matt Torrence, University of South Florida
  • Framing our future: The development of the Science and Technology Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, Britt Foster, California State University, Fresno and the members of the STS Framework Taskforce
  • Is this offer a good deal? Analyzing data to make informed collections decisions, Allison Langham-Putrow, University of Minnesota (poster available online only)
  • Memes of engagement: Using memes on social media to engage students, Samuel R Putnam, University of Florida
  • Planting trees while performing scientific scholarly research: An evaluation of the Ecosia search engine, Aleshia Huber, Binghamton University
  • Preventing the sophomore slump: Information literacy for second-year science undergraduates, Nicole Helregel, Purchase College (SUNY)
  • STS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force findings and recommendations, Stacy H. Johnson, Sam Houston State University; Natasha Johnson, Purdue University; and  Bonnie L. Fong, Rutgers University-Newark
  • The ‘elements’ of data literacy: Exploring competencies in undergraduate chemistry education, Megan Carlton, University of North Carolina – Greensboro and Kay Bjornen, Oklahoma State University
  • Visual literacy strategies in STEM library instruction, Allison Brungard, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
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(via Jennifer Chaput, University of Connecticut)


Hosted and Planned by the Boston Library Consortium’s (BLC) Engineering Community of Interest (COI) and the Chemistry Community of Interest (COI)

WHEN:  Wednesday, August, 5, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT

WHERE: Online, via WebEx

Since March 2020, science librarianship has rapidly evolved to meet changing needs as well as to comply with social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the challenges of working and adapting to the so-called “new normal” of the COVID-19 era?    What are the hacks, methods, or activities that you have designed or created to meet the new needs of library patrons and users? What do you anticipate evolving in the future of academic librarianship?  In particular, we are interested in how remote work has informed changes to reference services, pedagogy, outreach, and practice.

We invite proposals for 15-minute presentations that feature a developed idea or question, or for five-minute lighting talks that address a more brief topic or question. The limit is 300 words. To submit a proposal, please go here. The deadline is Saturday, June 20.

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(via Jack Fritts, University Librarian at Benedictine University – Lisle and CLA President)

The Catholic Library Association is now accepting proposals for its 2020 Fall Virtual Conference, which will be held online on Thursday, October 22, and Friday, October 23.

Conference Theme: Mission-Driven Leadership in Faith-Based Libraries

This year’s conference will look at the “why” as well as the “how” of what we do. What are your institution’s goals, and how are you contributing to them? Virtually all aspects of library work can help serve the mission and goals of an institution (acquisitions, research & referral, preservation, outreach, exhibitions, cataloging, circulation, etc.). We would like to hear how you are holding fast to your own faith, or the faith-based mission of your institution as you continue to do your work. Let us help each other navigate through disruptions in work flow and social patterns that we may have experienced this year, and stay focused on our goals.

  • We strongly encourage proposals from librarians and archivists active and working in all settings (academic, school, public, special, etc.), as well as MLIS graduate students, retired librarians or volunteer librarians in parishes or small school libraries.
  • Although we are the Catholic Library Association, speakers do not have to work in a Catholic library.
  • Speakers must be available on at least one of the dates listed above, and have the use of a computer with a camera and microphone.
  • Zoom software is the primary tool that will be used to conduct the conference, but ancillary tools can also be added (Prezi, PowerPoint slides, etc.) if desired.
  • Instruction and support in the use of Zoom will be provided prior to the event.

Key Dates:

  • Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, June 10
  • Notification of Accepted Proposals: Tuesday, June 30
  • Schedule confirmation and Zoom training: early September
  • Conference rehearsal: last week of September

To submit a proposal, please go here. If you have additional questions regarding proposals, contact the CLA Office, at cla2@cathla.org or (225) 408-4417.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Yesterday, the 2020 ILA Annual Conference Program Committee announced that the canceled in-person 2020 Annual Conference will be replaced with a virtual conference. Our survey yielded an overwhelming response (71% of respondents) in favor of holding a virtual conference over outright cancellation.

More details will be coming, but in the meantime, make sure the conference dates — Tuesday, October 22, to Thursday, October 24 — are on your calendar. The virtual conference will feature live program sessions that will be recorded for viewing later, Keynote and President’s Program general sessions, and a virtual marketplace, featuring our exhibitors. Additional information is available on the ILA website

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL is pleased to host ACRL Together Wherever, a  week of virtual programming and networking opportunities for the acade?mic and research library community to be held from Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12. Keep up with what’s going on in the profession at a time when it has never been more critical. At a difficult time for us all, you make a world of difference.

Presented in Zoom, ACRL Together Wherever features 14 high-quality programs covering topics including algorithm bias, telling your library’s story, invisible labor in archives, open peer review, drag queen story hour, and the ACRL President’s Program, “Shifting the Center: Transforming Academic Libraries through Generous Accountability”. Learn new ways to face today’s challenges and ask your most pressing questions to thought leaders in the profession. Take time after each session to network with presenters and other attendees and get more in-depth on what matters most to you.

ACRL Together Wherever is presented free of charge to all with a suggested donation. One hundred percent? of donations go to the ACRL Advancement Fund, which supports programs and initiatives that strengthen ACRL’s influence in higher education and its ability to create diverse and inclusive communities in the association and the profession. If you are able, feel good about giving now when it means more than ever.

To register, please go to the event website. Complete details about ACRL Together Wherever, including donation information and the complete schedule with individual session sign up links, is available on the event website. Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan with any questions, by e-mail at mconahan@ala.org, or by phone at 312-280-2522.

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(via CARLI)

The 2020 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library are invited to attend. A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting.

Registration is available here.

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(via Norma Durian, University of La Verne)

Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics 2020 will take place online Thursday, July 16. The program and registration will become available here on Wednesday, June 3. The regular fee for registration is $25 (free for makerspace and LIS students).

The keynote speaker is Dale Dougherty, President of Make:Community. A description of his talk, “The Future We Make”, is below.

Making is fundamental to being human. Using our hands and minds to make tools is something humans have done for millions of years.  New research in neuroscience connects making with cognitive development and the emergence of language in humans. It also reminds us that for as long as we’ve been making tools, we have been a community of learners and teachers sharing technical knowledge and showing each other how to do things.  The rise of the maker movement coincides with the Internet providing new digital ways of teaching and learning, which encourages sharing on a global scale.  Yet this movement is also made up of stories, the very personal journeys for makers who discover their unique gifts and talents as learners and teachers.

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(via the Online Learning Consortium)

Wherever November finds us, the OLC Accelerate program now offers flexible presentation and attendance options. OLC Invites you to submit a presentation proposal for OLC Accelerate 2020, “20/20 Vision: Envisioning the Future of Online, Blended and Digital Learning”. The conference is currently scheduled for November 17-20 in Orlando, Florida, and a virtual alternative may be available even if the in-person meeting still takes place.

Feeling stuck with your presentation proposal? Learn four key steps for creating a proposal for an OLC conference, and more, in this video, available here. Review the “Presenter Services” page for additional proposal development guides and resources. Submission deadline is now 10:59 PM CDT on Monday, June 1.

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