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(via the American Library Association)

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2019 – June 2020 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program, http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-mentoring-program,  pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

Mentor application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mentors

Mentee application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mentees

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:

Explore your leadership potential;
Demonstrate leadership in your current position;
Acquire the skills, attitudes, and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.

Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members at the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.

The deadline to apply to become a mentor or a mentee is February 8, 2019.

For more information about the LLAMA Mentoring program, contact Mentoring Committee co-chairs Mary Moser at Mary.Moser@umb.edu or Richard Guajardo at guajardo@uh.edu.

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(via Sam Harlow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Are you a librarian with experience with accessibility, creation of online learning objects, and applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Then we want to hear from you! The ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) has teamed up with the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and are looking for panelists with accessibility, online library materials, and UDL experience to participate in our panel at 2019 ALA Annual in Washington D.C., entitled Accessibility and Creation of Online Library Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu) or Samantha (Sam) Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs

If you are interested, please fill out this submission form.

Applications due Friday, December 21, at 5:00 PM. Selected panelists will be notified in early January 2019.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The American Library Association (ALA) invites library advocates to apply online to join the ALA Policy Corps. The deadline for applications is November 16. The Corps initiative aims to strengthen advocacy related to key national library policy areas–ranging from broadband equity and copyright, to federal funding and STEM education, to privacy and cybersecurity.

The first Policy Corps cohort included two Illinoisans, Jenna Nemec-Loise from North Shore Country Day School and Qiana Johnson from Northwestern University. Please consider applying yourself and share this announcement with colleagues who would be interested in joining the corp. The deadline for applications is November 16.

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(via Paul Kelsey, Southeastern Louisiana University)

Call for Papers: New Research in Collection Management and Development ALA Annual 2019

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the “Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum”) at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C., from June 20-25, 2019.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Completed research as well as research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a blind review process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20-minute presentation, with a 10-minute open discussion following each presentation.

Criteria for selection:

  • Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practice
  • Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
  • Quality and creativity of the methodology
  • Research published or accepted for publication after December 13, 2017 will be considered. Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 13, 2017, will not be accepted.

Application:

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

  • The title of your project
  • A clear statement of the research problem
  • A description of the research methodology used
  • Results of the project, if any

The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2019.

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions by email to Co-Chairs:

Paul Kelsey, Co-Chair, ALCTS CMS Publications Committee

paul.kelsey@selu.edu

Nancy Poehlmann, Co-Chair, ALCTS CMS Publications Committee

npoehlmann@albany.edu

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Dr. Kara Malenfant, ACRL)

Last year, then-ALA President Jim Neal announced the call for applicants to join the inaugural cohort of the ALA Policy Corps. A dozen advocates (including academic librarians from Northwestern University and Peninsula College) were selected from across the nation to build our capacity to advocate on key policy issues on behalf of the library community–from federal funding to network neutrality to copyright and fair use. We are now ready to grow our numbers and continue our work to strengthen policymaking.

You can learn more and apply from the Corps home page.  “Expanding and deepening policy engagement at all levels of government is essential for advancing library priorities more quickly and successfully,” said ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo. “We are stronger together as we establish national policy library advocates across the country.”

Training and opportunities to participate in targeted policy advocacy work will be provided to participants. The application window is only open through November 16, so we want to make sure we get the word widely, particularly where we can build on existing division and ALA leadership programs and opportunities. We welcome you to apply and to help us get the word out to colleagues with a passion to advance state and national priorities for libraries and the communities we serve.

Thank you! If you have other questions, please reach out to Larra Clark at lclark@ala.org or Alan Inouye at ainouye@alawash.org.

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(via Jennifer Hunter, Pennsylvania State Abington College)

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2019 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research around serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website: http://bit.ly/RSSResearchandStatistics. The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Washington, DC.

Criteria for selection:

  • Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  • Quality: Research design and methodologies
  • Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Friday, January 4th. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 18th, 2019. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  1. Title of the project
  2. Explicit statement of the research problem
  3. Description of the research design and methodologies
  4.  Findings or results if available
  5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2018-2019 committee chairs:

Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com) and Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@pobox.com)

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(via the American Library Association)

Looking for a path to leadership in ALA?  Volunteer for the ALA and Council Committee Associate Program!

The ALA and Council Committee Associates Program  provides an opportunity for you to become familiar with ALA structure, in particular its committees. As an Associate Committee member, you will:

  • Learn about ALA structure to prepare for an active role in ALA committees
  • Climb the ALA leadership ladder to positions of responsibility within ALA
  • Connect with library leaders through service and networking
  • Strengthen your leadership skills

Formerly known as the ALA and Council Committee Intern program, the Associate Program is open to any member who has never been appointed to a position on a Committee of the Association or a Committee of Council, nor held an elected office within the American Library Association or any unit of the Association (including its Divisions, Round Tables, etc.).

To apply, fill out online committee volunteer form.  For more information about the program, visit ALA and Council Committee Associate Program.

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(via Julie Warga, Kenyon College)

In July 2018, the Intellectual Freedom Committee formed a working group that brought multiple voices and a broad range of perspectives together, including representatives from the diversity community, to revise “Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights,” adopted by ALA Council at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. In August, Council voted to rescind the interpretation, restoring the 1991 version; however, work on a more up-to-date revision continued. The working group distributed a Google Form for suggestions on language and resources to include in the revised draft.

The working group collected feedback and suggested edits and took them into consideration.

The Intellectual Freedom Committee would appreciate feedback from the library community on this draft. ALA members and non-members alike are invited to provide feedback on the draft interpretation by September 14, 2018. Feedback can be posted in the following two ways:

  • Use this Google doc to post your comments. The working group requests that you ONLY post comments on this document, and not edit the document directly. To post a comment, select “Insert” in the top menu, and then click “Comment.” Comments may be posted anonymously (if you’re not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you’re signed into your Google account).
  • Post suggestions to this ALA Connect post, either as a comment or by attaching a “track changes” version of the provided Word document.

Please share this document widely. After the deadline, the working group will review comments and revise the document further. It plans to submit the draft to ALA Council no later than October 1, 2018. The committee also plans to publish a Q&A on meeting rooms, addressing specific questions brought up in discussions and feedback from the library community; this Q&A will be drafted after October 1.

Below are resources and references that will be included at the bottom of the web version of the Council-approved interpretation. Although this section – titled “See Also” – is not part of the proposed interpretation and is not adopted by ALA Council, the working group invites suggestions on additional resources that readers may find helpful:

Thank you for your feedback, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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Call for Nominations: I Love My Librarian Award (Deadline 10/1)

(via ACRL)

Nominations are open through October 1, 2018, for the I Love My Librarian Award. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Nominate your favorite College, Community College, or University librarian today!

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Call for Nominations: 2019 ALCTS Awards (Deadline 12/1/18)

(via Brooke Morris, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One award honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials, while the other recognizes an individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of these awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

First Step Award 

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant. The award provides librarians who are new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and encourages professional development and participation at American Library Association (ALA) conferences and Continuing Resources Section activities.  ALCTS members with five or less years of professional experience in the continuing resources field are eligible. The award consists of $1,500, donated by Wiley, and is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to professional development in the continuing resources field as shown by participation in continuing education activities, workshops and previous participation in professional activities; candidate’s written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in continuing resources related work; personal professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita.

Send nominations to: Ginger Wiliams, chair, First Step Jury

Visit the First Step Award page for more information.

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award 

Presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, the award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company. The award is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship, including such activities as leadership in serials-related activities through participation in professional associations and/or library education programs; contributions to the body of serials literature; conduct of research in the area of serials; development of tools or methods to enhance access to or management of serials; and other advances leading to a better understanding of the field of serials.

Send nominations to: Mary Page, chair, Ulrich’s Jury

Visit the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award page for more information.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery and preservation of library collections.

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