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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region)

Please join us for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This is a free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. The event will take place from March 24 to 26 (Wednesday through Friday).

The symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.


Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Why Attend?

  • re-energize your work by sharing/learning with like-minded individuals
  • learn practical skills to improve self-care starting immediately
  • gain burnout-mitigation skills and ideas to take back to your library
  • decrease sense of isolation amongst library staff
  • participating in this virtual symposium could help with ideas to provide your own virtual events in the future
  • the event provides 8 CE credits

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend. For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please e-mail nnlm-blossom@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Have you implemented a process or procedure at your library during the pandemic? Do you have a previously submitted program proposal or a poster session that you think the Illinois library community should know about? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider presenting your idea, program, or poster session as an ILA Noon Network webinar!

The ILA Noon Network is a learning resource for Illinois library professionals consisting of 30 minute to one hour webinars presented by ILA members and non-members on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year (webinars are not held in October or December). The Noon Network was created to help members with their professional development goals and increase knowledge on topics relevant to librarianship.

If you would like to present a webinar, contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, and include the title of your presentation along with a brief description.

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(via ACRL)

Join the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, March 9, for the free ACRL Presents webcast “An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. This interactive discussion on the promotion process in academic libraries. Our distinguished panelists will discuss all aspects of the promotion process including the value that promotion and tenure bring to librarianship, how to prepare your documentation, and where to find support from within your institutions or professional organizations.

If you are new to the profession or are facing the daunting task of beginning this process, this webinar will be of value to you. Challenges including the mysterious process of determining when you are ready and dealing with the likelihood of imposter’s syndrome will also be discussed.

To view a full description of the event, and to register, please go to here.

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

(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Registration is open for the IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Spring COVID-19 Town Hall, themed “One Year Later”. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. More information is below.

IACRL will host its second Town Hall to discuss what our libraries are doing to adapt physical spaces and online library instruction and services. We will hear from panelists from several academic libraries on strategies they have employed, follow by Q&A sessions with the panelists and an open discussion with attendees on how their libraries have adapted during the past year. All Illinois library staff are invited to attend.

Please register for the event here. If you have any questions, contact Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at emily.gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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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 on the ILA website (https://www.ila.org/events/call-for-conference-program-proposals).

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

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

(via ACRL)

The ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group’s (ALSGS) Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group seeks nominations for its inaugural annual Notable Works List. The goal is to recognize and showcase excellent professional contributions that inform the work of library colleagues who support graduate students. Submissions can include projects and publications by library workers or by researchers in related fields who shed light on important elements of serving graduate students.

For more information, and to make a submission, please go here. The deadline is Friday, March 5.

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

(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium, Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8-9 (Thursday-Friday). The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

Proposals are due on Friday, February 26. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March. To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here. The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Call for Contributors: June 2021 Issue of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the June 2021 issue. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here. If you have any questions regarding submissions OR you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »