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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme — “Many Libraries, One State — We Are ILA” — focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.

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

(via ACRL)

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Whether you are working on campus or supporting your community remotely, ACRL has a variety of easily accessible options for free online professional development to help you build your skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us this week for a series of three free ACRL Presents webcasts covering topics directly related to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for each webcast at the links in the titles and recordings of all of these will be available on our YouTube channel and social media as soon as possible after the live events.

Tuesday, March 17: “Information Literacy at a (Social) Distance: Strategies for Moving Online” – 3:00-4:00 PM Central

Wednesday, March 18: “Pandemic Pedagogy: Resources for Library Instruction at a Distance” – 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central

Friday, March 20: “Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online” – 1:00 2:00 PM Central

Visit ACRL Insider for more details on ACRL resources and make sure to visit the ALA Pandemic Preparedness page for more resources on COVID-19.

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

All staff from all types of RAILS libraries are invited to join us for the March 16, 2020, RAILS Member Update, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This Emergency Member Update is regarding COVID-19 and libraries – what to do when. You can participate at a scheduled videoconference location or via Zoom (choose Zoom as your location when you register and you will receive an email with instructions for joining).

For more information, and to register, go here.

Posted in Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

In honor of our 2020 Annual Conference theme, “Many Libraries, One State (#WeAreILA)”, we want to showcase our members with a weekly photo contest!

Every week we will be accepting photos from ILA members (personal, institutional, and associate). Send us your best photo from an event at your library, your patrons, your staff, anything you think captures your library at its best! ILA staff will select the winners, and the photo will be featured on ILA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and here, in the ILA Alert!

The submission deadline is noon on Thursdays. Photos must be in png or jpg format and include a brief description. Please send photos via email to Tamara Jenkins (include in the subject line “ILA Photo Contest Submission”). One entry per member. Winners will be announced on ILA social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) on Fridays.

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

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

IACRL has decided to cancel the webinar viewing. It will reschedule the event for later in 2020. More information on the event is below.

Interested in learning more about how to communicate in clear and precise language online, especially through library websites, research guides, and virtual instruction? Want an opportunity to network with academic and research librarian colleagues? Never visited Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library and want to take a tour? Consider attending a viewing of the ACRL webinar “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction” at Founders Memorial Library in Dekalb, IL.

A description of the webinar is below.

“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. The federal plain language guidelines are fully in line with web usability recommendations, and can help streamline and clarify our online teaching. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience without dumbing them down.

Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss related issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the NIU Memorial Library.

There is no cost associated with attending the event itself, and it is open to all Illinois academic and research librarians, regardless of whether or not they are members of IACRL.

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

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Registration is now open for the CARLI Instruction Committee sponsored webinar: “ACT UP: Evaluating Sources and Pushing Against Privilege”, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

In this webinar, Dawn Stahura discusses her evaluation method called ACT UP, which goes beyond standard evaluation methods like CRAAP. Because source evaluation is social justice work, it is critical we teach students how to push against privilege in publishing as well as identifying misinformation before sharing it with others. More background information for the webinar is available here.

To register, visit here. This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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

(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! The Newsletter editors would love to have your content that addresses:

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.) o Instruction for special populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines.

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 6

Send submissions to: instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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

I think that this will feel like a big ask, so let me apologize out in front, and add my please and thank you.

I am on the ILA Reporter Advisory Committee and I have an article to write that will deal with burnout in the profession, and, because it is the ILA Reporter, I would specifically like to talk about burnout among Illinois librarians. So, it would be interesting to me to know if you ever felt burnout, how did you recognize it, and then what did you do to help cope? I’d like to write an article that is of use to librarians and library workers in the state–that lets readers know that they aren’t alone if they are feeling burnout, and that they do not have to suffer.

Obviously, this can be a sensitive topic among us. If you are willing to talk to me about your own experience, I would be really appreciative. I would absolutely protect your privacy in the article.

If you’d like to share your experiences, you can e-mail me, at mchonechase@niu.edu, or call me, at (815) 753-9860. If you have a friend or colleague who might be interested in talking to me, could you please pass this e-mail along to that person?

Thank you.

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

(via Hailley Fargo, Penn State University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Information Literacy Best Practices Committee and the ACRL FYE Discussion Group seek participants for an upcoming webinar, “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices”.

Does your information literacy program embody one (or more) of these seven characteristics in your first-year instruction? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

Each panelist will have ten minutes to discuss their first-year information literacy program and how it aligns with the characteristics, including practical and concrete examples. Programs can include both credit-bearing courses and distributed (non-credit bearing) library instruction. Librarians from outside of the United States, community or junior colleges, or historically black colleges and universities are especially encouraged to participate.

Our webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:00 PM CDT.  To express interest, please contact Hailley Fargo, at hailley.fargo@gmail.com, by Monday, March 16.

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

(via John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate)

Join the upcoming ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) webinar to gain an understanding of the Nursing Information Literacy Framework companion document efforts. Learn about the comparison and contrast between the Nursing Information Literacy Framework companion document and Framework for Information Literacy.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 12, starting at 11:00 AM CDT.

Register in advance here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend, a link to the recording will be sent.

Our speakers will be the current co-chairs of the HSIG Nursing Information Literacy Framework Working Group:

Laureen Cantwell
Head Access Services & Outreach
Colorado Mesa University

Bethany McGowan
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

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