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(via Luke Vilelle, Hollins University)

Nominations are due this Friday, December 6, for the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. This is your opportunity to acknowledge the excellent work that you and your colleagues do on behalf of your student and scholar community. We have three library categories for which we award: Community College, College, and University. Not only will the winning libraries gain recognition and esteem for perpetuity, but each winner will also receive $3,000 from our generous sponsor GOBI Solutions/EBSCO and a visit from an ACRL officer for an on-campus awards ceremony.

Everything you need to know about the award and putting together a nomination packet is available here. If you have questions, contact the Committee Chair, Cheryl Middleton, at, or the Co-Chair, Lauren Pressley, at

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

Update, 12/5/19

Due to low registration, IACRL has decided to cancel the webinar showing. It has not yet been rescheduled.

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Join us at the NIU Founders Memorial Library for an ACRL webinar “Copyright and Course Reserves: Print Reserves” on Friday, December 6, starting at 9:00 AM. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the Founders NIU Memorial Library.

Directions to the library are available here. The Visitors Lot is next to the library, and parking costs $5.00.

Please RSVP by e-mailing Sarah McHone-Chase, at mchonechase@niu.eduThere is no charge to attend the webinar.

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

(via RAILS)

Registration is now open for the RAILS webinar “PR + Media Relations 101 – PR as Part of Library Marketing”. Learn about the basics of PR (including building good media relations), its place in the marketing cycle, what PR can (and maybe can’t) do for libraries, best practices for the way media works today, basic elements for your PR toolkit, and how setting clear expectations for PR can lead to greater success.

Library marketing consultant Jennifer Burke will present this webinar on Tuesday, December 10, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Register via L2.

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

(via CARLI)

In celebration of 40 years of resource sharing in Illinois by CARLI and its predecessor organizations, and to help grow the profession, CARLI has established a scholarship that will be available for the first time in 2020. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Details and information on how to apply are available on the CARLI web site.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

Research by the Numbers: Measuring and Increasing Impact

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Central Time

Cost: $65.00 for MLA members, $85.00 for non-members

Getting questions about Journal Impact Factors, H-Index, or altmetrics you don’t know how to answer? Need a refresher on metrics best practices for responsible use? This webinar on publication impact metrics and related tools will have a positive impact on you!  #MLAResearchNumbers

Learn more about and purchase Research by the Numbers: Measuring and Increasing Impact.

Also, keep an eye out as MLA will share its list of 2020 webinars in December.

Posted in Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Susan Garrison, Rice University)

Connect with your peers at our second virtual webinar! This 2019 Fall Virtual Forum II webinar will focus on working with patrons experiencing homelessness and trauma while keeping you safe at your workplace. Details are in the link below. Share with your friends and colleagues. Registration is free!

Title: How to better serve our patrons experiencing homelessness and trauma

Presenters, Dayra Gonzalez, Senior Library Service Specialist at the Houston Public Library and Agnes Ho, Director of Student Wellbeing Office Rice University.

Dayra and Agnes will discuss working with library patrons experiencing homelessness and traumatic experiences. They will examine the connection between homelessness and trauma, provide an overview of the impact of trauma, and explore how trauma-informed approaches can be implemented in a library setting.

To pre-register, please go here.

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

(via the American Library Association)

Has your library implemented an interesting activity or service related to nonpartisan voter education, voter registration, or services for voters? Does your organization offer a resource that can be used by libraries in those activities?

Would you like to showcase that work at ALA Annual in June, 2020?

As part of ALA’s work on civic engagement, the Public Policy and Advocacy Office (PPA) and Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), in partnership with the Committees on Legislation and Library Advocacy, are pleased to host “Early and Often: Engaging Voters Throughout the Election Cycle” at ALA Annual in June. We are accepting proposals for lightning talks (5 minute presentations) featuring libraries and partner organizations that offer resources, programming, or services to increase voter engagement. Libraries of all types are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are due Friday, December 20. To submit one, use this form. All proposals will receive a response by January 10.

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

(via the LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program)

Are you a new Midwinter ALA attendee and would like tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience?

The LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program is here to pair Learning Buddies with Experienced Buddies in order to get the most out of your conference experience and learn about LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) in the process.

Learning/New means whatever it means to you; you can be starting a new job or organization, trying out a different area of librarianship, or just brand new to it all!

Your commitment is to meet at least once with your Buddy at the Midwinter ALA conference, and we’ll send you information about your experienced buddy and get you in touch before the conference.

Requests for participation will be anonymized for potential Experienced Buddies to choose the person they feel they’d best be able to guide.

If you are interested in being a Learning Buddy, fill out this form:

Please sign up today!  Requests to participate as a Learning Buddy are due Monday, December 16.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the LLAMA New Professional Buddy Program Committee:

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

(via CARLI)

Have you wanted your library to…

  • Create a powerful impact narrative for your library?
  • Use data in a compelling way to tell your library′s story to your stakeholders?
  • Demonstrate how your library supports graduation and retention rates?

“CARLI Counts: Analytics and Advocacy for Service Development,” is a three-year project funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant, in the amount of $243,885.

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value. Deliverables will include a portfolio of local case studies, an evaluation of the collective statewide impact of those cases, and a replicable state/regional training model for equipping librarians to be campus leaders in assessing library impact on student learning and success, all of which will be made openly available on the CARLI website. CARLI is working in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis & Clark Community College.

Cohort members attend two, three-day in-person sessions, for a total of six in-person days; webinars held in April, May, June, September, and October; and work online collaboratively throughout the program, culminating in team presentations at the CARLI Annual Meeting in November.

Cohort 2 will meet February 18-20, and July 14-16, 2020, at the I Hotel in Champaign. Lodging and meals are paid for by the grant. Travel to Champaign will be the responsibility of the participant. Participants will also be expected to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting, on November 13, 2020, in Champaign. Cohort 2 will complete their work in early 2021.

View the detailed timeline.

To be considered for participation, complete the Library Application Form, and submit it to Anne Craig.

Libraries will be invited to participate based on evaluation of these criteria:

  • Strength of the application narrative
  • Statewide geographical representation among the applicant pool
  • Diverse library type representation among the applicant pool (public university, private institutions, community colleges)

Cohort 2 applications are due by Wednesday, December 4. Library Directors/Deans will be notified of decisions by Friday, December 6.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Nomination Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

This $1,000 award (sponsored by Library Juice Academy) recognizes librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative or collaborative work that deserves national recognition.

For eligibility, criteria, and submission requirements, see the award website:

Questions? Contact Kerry Creelman, at

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