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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.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

ACRL Releases 2019 Environmental Scan

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries. The 2019 Environmental Scan (PDF) provides a broad review of the current higher education landscape, with special focus on the state of academic and research libraries. The document builds on earlier ACRL reports, including the Top Trends in Academic Libraries, published every other June in C&RL News. The 2019 environmental scan is freely available on the ACRL website (PDF).

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Organizations, Reports | No Comments »

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

It is my pleasure to announce the Project Outcome Webinar, presented by Sara Goek, ACRL Program Manager. I hope you will join us for this program!

July 19, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

Register for the webinar here:

Attendees will learn about the new Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas.  The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. The toolkit provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes and use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.

Posted in Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(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

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

Call for Science and Technology Section Liaisons

Are you a member of a science/technology organization?

Do you normally attend the conference/meeting of the organization?

Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?”

If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to share annual meeting reports and updates via the STS email list, present to the community about what they’ve learned in the annual Spring STS Liaisons Online Forum, and more, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions.

The following liaison positions (2-year terms) will be available from July 2019:

·  Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

·  International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)

·  Special Libraries Association Science-Technology Division (SLA DST)

·  Special Libraries Association Physics, Astronomy, and Math Division (SLA PAM)

STS-appointed liaisons:

·  Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)

·  Attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization (funding may be available)

·  Report back to the STS community

·  Annual report on key issues, initiatives, interests of the association within 2 weeks of the association’s annual meeting

·  Updates (conference calls, etc.) via the STS email list

·  Other methods you would like to use!


Apply by June 14th, 2019

Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment (email addresses below) explaining why you are interested in the association that you would like to be liaison for, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association by June 14th, 2019.

Contact: The 2019 STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment

·  Ginny Pannabecker ( )

·  Alison Ricker (

·  Allison Langham-Putrow (

See the full STS Liaisons Committee roster and information here:

For more information about STS liaison work, please visit:

Also see the STS Liaisons Committee FAQ available via a public file on ALA Connect (no need to sign in)

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(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.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(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 »

ILA Best Practices Committee Seeking Feedback (Deadline June 30)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Best Practices Committee has created a survey to collect best practices for topics that are important to the library community. The survey is available here<> and will close on Friday, June 30.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Sarah Dallas, Director of the Southern Adirondack Library System)

Julia Warga, Chair of IFC and Sara Dallas, Chair of COPE, are seeking feedback from the ALA  Council and the library community on a joint committee policy statement regarding the importance of advocating for intellectual freedom.  We are asking you to review and make any comments by  June 6, 2019.

Here is a link to the document:…

We realize this is a very quick deadline. In order for the new policy statement to be included in the Intellectual Freedom Manual‘s publication, a final draft must be completed by Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., approved by both committees, and approved by ALA Council.  Members of the policy statement’s working group are Emily Clasper (co-leader), Andy Harant (COPE, co-leader), Matt Beckstrom, Ray James, Anthony Davis, Bryan Cooper, Geoff Dickinson, and Nancy Bolt (COPE).

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Reports | 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.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »