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(via Dr. Jen Sweeney, Simmons College)

The American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table is now accepting proposals for programs for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.  Research-related presentations of all kinds are encouraged.  This CFP is in addition to the competitive 2019 LRRT Research Forum which will be open later this fall.

For information about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019, as well as a link to the submission site, please visit:

Important Dates

Call for Proposals Closes: August 31, 2018

Final Decisions: November 9, 2018

Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018

For more information, please contact Jen Sweeney at

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

(via ACRL)

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018

Award Background

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO provides funding for an Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Program to recognize an outstanding community college, college, and university library each year. This award is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. GOBI’s gift of $12,000 provides a $3,000 gift to each of the three winning libraries and $3,000 to support travel by an ACRL officer to the three award ceremonies.

More Information

For guidelines, check our Guidelines page.

For answers to frequently-asked questions, refer to our FAQ page.

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

(via Erin Watson, University of Saskatchewan)

Handbook of Clinical Librarianship

The MLA Books Panel seeks an author/editor for a book on clinical librarianship.  The information included should provide starting points and basic resources for librarians interested in pursuing a clinical librarian position or starting a clinical librarian service at their institution.

Note that at this time, we are not seeking authors of individual chapters, but rather authors or editors for the entire book.
Topics could include

*         What does a clinical librarian do?

*         How to prepare; knowledge required; learning on the job

*         Rounding, morning reports and case conferences – how to prepare, finding one’s place on the team, acting as a patient advocate; tips; answering questions at the point of care

*         Demonstrating value to health care providers, the institution and the library

*         Finding information for patients; providing information prescriptions

*         Participating in journal clubs

*         Promoting clinical librarian services

*         Expert searching including clinical guideline development

*         Benefits and challenges (including emotional ones) of being a clinical librarian

*         Ethical and legal aspects of working in a clinical environment (e.g., compliance with privacy legislation, need for vaccinations, etc.)

If you are interested in serving as the author or editor of the entire book, please complete the Step One form available at and send it to Martha Lara at<>

For more information on the MLA publishing process, please visit

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me off-list at<>

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Click here to submit a proposal. 

Please note: only library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. For tips on putting together an effective poster session, please go here.

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

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

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois has been awarded the Professional Development Award through the GMR office.  The award goes towards supporting three separate classes at their annual conference:

*   Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders
*   Data Management in the Wild: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It
*   Managing Your Online Scholarly Identity

The HSLI 2018 Conference<> will be held this fall, September 26-28 in Rockford, Illinois.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations | No Comments »

Call for Proposals: MLA NY/NJ Chapter Meeting 2018 (Deadline 8/31)

(via Gregg Stevens, Stony Brook University)

Working on a project that you’d like to share with colleagues?

The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association is seeking proposals for lightning talks at its upcoming annual meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 24 at the SUNY College of Optometry <> in midtown Manhattan. This year’s theme is *Eyes on Us*. More meeting details will be forthcoming. The lightning talks will each last five minutes.

Proposals for lightning talks should use a structured abstract format using the MLA Research Section format: Each presentation proposal should include two documents. The first abstract document should include information on presenters–names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses. The second abstract document should be blinded, with no author or institutional information.

Proposals will be evaluated on originality, innovation, organization, and clarity.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, August 31. Authors will be notified of acceptance no later than Friday, September 21.  If accepted, the deadline for submitting final, revised abstracts will be due by Wednesday, October 3.

Proposals should be submitted to

If you have questions, please contact Gregg Stevens at

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

(via Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College)

When: October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Drexel University’s Learning Terrace
Theme:  Librarians as Advocates:  Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region. In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope. We are bringing together librarians who would like to share how they have incorporated democracy, equity, intellectual freedom, and privacy into their projects and collaborations to advocate for their communities.  Successful proposals will demonstrate an analysis of the underlying power structures that motivate their efforts. Whether your advocacy work takes the form of outreach projects, pedagogical techniques, systems or application development, cataloging practice, or collaborative projects, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your work and its impact with colleagues.

Topics should be related to library leadership in social change including:

·  Services for students with marginalized identities, including documentation status

·  Poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness

·  Voter registration and electoral issues

·  Social, mental, and health-related services

·  Access and textbook-related services

·  Library-related legislation

·  Privacy

·  Diversity, inclusion, and equity

·  Workplace fairness and rights issues

The deadline to submit is September 10 with notification by September 15, 2018.

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

1.       Proposal title

2.       Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters

3.       Preferred presentation format

1.       Option A – 10-minute lightning round presentation only

2.       Option B – 10-minute lightning round presentation and roundtable facilitation.

4.       A 250-word summary of the topic you wish to present including the points you intend to make and the way(s) you intend to engage the audience, if applicable

To propose a session please visit:

Questions? E-mail Jess Denke at

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

(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

This is a reminder that the Resource Sharing Committee′s fall forum will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

The committee is now seeking proposals for presentations related to any of these broad topics:

·         Statistics & reporting

·         Marketing, promoting, and patron instruction of interlibrary loan and/or access services overall

·         Connections between interlibrary loan and collection development

·         E-Resources and interlibrary loan

·         Discussing damage to materials/ other patron-related issues

Please fill out the proposal form found here:

Thanks again to all who completed the CARLI Resource Sharing Committee′s topic-planning survey.

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

Call for Writers: ACRLog Blog Team (Deadline August 15)

(via Maura Smale–New York City College of Technology, City University of New York)

Are you interested in writing about issues that affect academic libraries? We’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog!

Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more. We aim to have group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship who can commit to writing 1-2 posts per month. We’re especially interested to hear from librarians interested in writing about cataloging or technology, or those working at small colleges or community colleges, to balance the strengths of our current bloggers

If this sounds like you, use the ACRLog Tip Page to drop us a line by Wednesday, August 15. Let us know who you are and why you’d like to blog at ACRLog, and send us a sample blog post. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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

(via Sarah Scheib, University of Iowa)

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian?  If yes, consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian!   If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself.

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee wants to highlight excellent teaching librarians.  Several times during the year, the committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning.  This feature provides a way to showcase amazing teaching librarians on the ACRL Instruction Section website and share their best teaching practices with others in the field.  Consider nominating yourself or someone you think is amazing!

Nominations are due by Friday, September 7. If you have questions, please contact Sara Scheib, Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section’s Teaching Methods Committee.

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