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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

On behalf of the Illinois Library Association Diversity Committee, we ask that those currently employed in a library setting complete this survey to let us know what your professional training needs are during this time of extraordinary change. These trainings are to help libraries explore the different dimensions of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, education, disability, etc.) in a safe and nurturing workplace. It is important that we value and embrace the differences between us all, creating a conducive and cohesive environment for exploration and inclusivity.

To complete the survey, please go here. This survey will close on Friday, September 25. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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

IACRL at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference

(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL is sponsoring IACRL @ ILA–a track of programming for academic librarians at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference. IACRL @ ILA programming is open to all conference attendees and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL @ ILA track.

In lieu of its traditional luncheon and membership meeting, IACRL is holding its membership meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. All IACRL members (and potential members) are invited to attend our virtual annual meeting. At the meeting, the IACRL president and committee chairs will give the annual report and our new officers will be installed. If time allows, we will also discuss ideas for the upcoming year for IACRL. This is a great opportunity to learn more about IACRL and get involved. Pre-registration is required to attend the meeting.

The IACRL President’s Program will feature Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., President of ACRL and the dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. While at WVU, Cawthorne’s commitment to diversity among academic librarians led to founding in 2015 of the Library Diversity Alliance, a four-institution residency program comprising WVU, American University, the University of Iowa, and Virginia Tech. In 2016, an inspired Association of College & Research Libraries Board voted to sponsor and support the Alliance under the ACRL aegis; today, Cawthorne chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites over 50 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is planning a fall webinar focused on instruction and the Primo VE user experience. The webinar, titled “Primo VE in Practice–Life After Going Live”, will take place on Wednesday, December 2, at 1:00 PM CDT.

The Committee is soliciting volunteers who would be willing to participate in a moderated panel or deliver a brief 10-15 minute presentation focused on their practical experiences instructing patrons on how to use Primo VE, whether at a reference desk, in a classroom, or other setting. The committee is seeking information on best practices for teaching Primo VE, examples of materials created for instruction, or other strategies developed for making the most out of the new system.

Interested presenters (either individuals or groups) should submit an approximately-100-word description of the approach or strategy they’d like to discuss. To submit a proposal, please click here. The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 19.

Please contact committee co-chairs Christina Norton (cnorton@fsmail.bradley.edu) or Dee Anna Phares (dphares@niu.edu), or the CARLI Office (support@carli.illinois.edu), with any questions.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

In late 2019 OCLC Global Council, in conjunction with OCLC Research and Market Research teams, surveyed librarians around the world on their discovery and fulfillment efforts. The publication Global Perspectives on Discovery and Fulfillment: Findings from the 2020 OCLC Global Council Survey provides an overview of the findings from this global survey.

The key takeaways from more than 1,300 respondents in 68 countries: Librarians believe users employ search engines most frequently to discover resources. Budget constraints were reported as the biggest challenge. And respondents believe “the next big things” that will impact libraries include open access, artificial intelligence, and smart technologies.

To access the full text of the report, please click here or here.

Posted in Library Organizations, OCLC, Reports | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

Thanks to everyone who submitted program proposals for ACRL 2021. So much exciting content was received that we need more time to decide how much we can accept in the current environment. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop notifications are expected to go out by the end of December 2020. We apologize for the delay and thank you in advance for your patience.

The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9, 2020. As a reminder of the new participation limits, all submitters (even those that already submitted in the spring) are eligible to be included as a presenter or co-presenter on a maximum of two additional proposals for the revised fall submission deadline, and can ultimately present a maximum of two times during the ACRL Conference. More information is available on the Conference website.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The early bird rate deadline for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference is Monday, September 21. Don’t pay more if you don’t have to, so register today to secure the early-bird rate.

This year’s theme, “Many Libraries, One State: We ARE ILA”, is more important than it has ever been. In this trying time, it is reassuring to know that from large university libraries to one-person special libraries and all the libraries in between, we are strong, we are resilient, and we are united. Conference sessions include topics on advocacy, budget and finance, career advice, emerging technologies, equity, diversity and inclusion, marketing, open access, youth services and more! The Conference will also feature an array of speakers with diverse backgrounds, a virtual marketplace where attendees can meet with exhibitors, virtual networking opportunities, and poster sessions.

Don’t pay more, register today! To do so, please go here.

PLEASE NOTE: You can register to attend the conference now at the early bird rate and select the pay later option. If you have any questions about conference registration, e-mail ila@ila.org.

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

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

The IACRL Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since February of 2020
  • been published since February of 2020

and would like to be included in the Fall, 2020, IACRL Newsletter, please send your career or publication information (or, if relevant, both) to Krista Bowers Sharpe, at KA-Bowers-Sharpe@wiu.edu. The deadline to do so is Friday, September 18.

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(via IACRL)

The Spring, 2020, edition of the ACRL Chapter Topics Newsletter is now available. (Publication was delayed due to a number of factors.) The Newsletter contains updates from ACRL chapters around the country, including conferences and meetings, along with continuing education and professional development events. This issue also includes statements on social justice, particularly academic libraries’ role in addressing racial inequality and other barriers to equal access to library resources.

The Illinois chapter has an article on the IACRL-related events at last year’s ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park, including the Unconference and the Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Thank you very much to Illinois State University’s Sue Franzen, who is the current IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, for writing the article, and to the Illinois Library Association for providing the photos. To read the article, please go here.

To view other articles in this issue, including a message from new ACRL Chapters Council Chair Ali Larsen of Siena College, please go to the homepage for the Spring, 2020, issue. Past issues, some of which also contain contributions from IACRL, are available here.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Are you interested in library advocacy and outreach? Want to help RAILS libraries tell their story and make the case for increased support/funding? Apply to be a My Library Is.. Advisory Group member!

RAILS is seeking seven volunteers to help publicize the campaign and make people more aware of resources on the My Library Is… website. Volunteers will be asked to help create new resources and write regular blog posts. To apply, please fill out this interest form by Friday, September 18. 

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | No Comments »