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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Join ACRL for its President’s Program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Hosted by ACRL President Lauren Pressley, this program will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, at the Washington Convention Center, Room 146A.

Titled “Equity, Diversity, Inclusion… and Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?,” this program will be presented by Dr. Angela Spranger, Lecturer in Management at the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University and the Principal/Owner of StepOne Consulting LLC.

Issues of equity in diverse workplaces, and the trend towards more inclusive language and policies, often leaves leaders in the difficult position of navigating the needs of the organization and the need to help the organization accommodate today’s workforce. How can leaders effectively influence and motivate their teams, when the individuals on those teams struggle with the challenges of poor communication, collaboration, culture, change and conflict? Dr. Spranger, author of Why People Stay: Helping Your Employees Feel Seen, Safe, and Valued will address contemporary issues around diversity, leadership, and inclusiveness throughout the employment lifecycle. Through intensive dialogue, shared narrative, and humor supporting the theoretical material, Dr. Spranger will share an approach to inclusive leadership that will leave participants energized and engaged.

The program continues the integral conversations around EDI issues that Pressley’s President’s Program Planning Committee has been supporting throughout the year, including the ACRL EDI Discussion Series blog, which features posts on topics such as EDI in community colleges; designing anti-oppressive events and instruction; queer, feminist, and critical theory; metadata justice; and more.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of ACRL)

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, Round Tables, Committees, and Offices.  ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed. The submission site is expected to open in early June 2019.

There will be a virtual meeting at 3:00 p.m. CST on June 3, 2019, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2020 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips.

RSVP online to attend the June 3 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified.

2020 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due in late August 2019. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2020 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2019.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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(via Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group announces its program at the ALA Annual conference held in Washington, DC, at the

Location: Washington Hilton, Shaw Room, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW

When:  Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)

There will be three 15-minute presentations with time for Q&A at the end of the each presentation.

Introduction of Project Management in Technical Services Anastasia (Nastia) Guimaraes, Project Management Librarian at University of Notre Dame

Work in Technical Services of an academic library can differ greatly from very individualized to team-based. Regardless of the nature of the task, project management is a highly valuable and necessary skill to have. If you are interested in learning about simple project management tools and techniques to help organize you and your team better, come hear a project management librarian from the University of Notre Dame share her experience with introducing project management at Hesburgh Libraries. Project Charter, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, and Stakeholder Management Plan are some of the tools that will be covered in this brief presentation.

Managing your DDA Spend Through Record De-duplication and Deactivation Elizabeth Miraglia, Assistant Program Director and Head, Books and Serials Metadata at University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego participates in multiple DDA programs, some of which have duplicate content. After a platform migration and the implementation of several new patron-driven acquisition programs, we found ourselves with a lot of duplicated content that had the potential to trigger unwanted DDA purchases. However, given the volume of titles we needed more automated ways to identify unwanted content to report to our vendor. The Metadata Services department developed a method using OpenRefine to identify duplicated content across its platforms and worked with the Acquisitions department to create a streamlined workflow for deactivating this content in the vendor platform. We wound up deactivating around $50,000 of unwanted content. This presentation will outline the problems we encountered, the workflow that we eventually created, and potential future uses and improvements.

Can a Database be Too Popular?: Managing the high costs of a high-demand PDA streaming video collection Mary Gilbert, AUL for Content Management & Rick Davis, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian at Towson University

Ease of use and runaway popularity, when combined with the pay-as-you-go nature of PDA, can have negative and unintended consequences. This discussion will examine our experience introducing a very popular PDA streaming video service to our users; analyze mistakes we made setting up and managing the profile; outline our responses, both successful and unsuccessful, to the high costs we incurred; and offer ways to manage such a program more effectively. Running a high-cost, popular streaming video PDA collection is not easy, and we do not have all the answers. Instead, we intend this session to be interactive, more of a conversation or dialogue than a presentation, with all participants given the opportunity to share their own ideas, suggestions, and experiences.

We look forward to seeing you at our program!

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(via Tracy Ruppman, Loyola University Chicago)

Register now

Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time

As libraries move from legacy Integrated Library Systems (ILS) to next generation Library Services Platforms (LSP) and face evolving user needs, soft skills, such as team building, project management, and leadership skills become as essential as technology skills. This 90-minute webinar provides practical techniques for managing this change through the exploration of a case study.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of lean methodologies (Agile, DevOps, Value Streams)
  • Strategies and techniques to develop collaborative team infrastructure (mapping needs with people, product, and processes)
  • Tools to be explored / adopted to facilitate collaborative team work
  • Humanizing the library through inclusive culture

Presenter: Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems, Loyola University Chicago

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

More LITA Continuing Education

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library
June 11, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett

Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries
July 16, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time
Presenters: Charissa Brammer and Sommer Browning

Check out our spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

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ACRL Programs at ALA Annual Conference

(via ACRL)

Heading to Washington, D.C. for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference next month? Information on ACRL-sponsored programs is available on the association website and in the May 2019 issue of C&RL News. We’re offering a variety of content for academic and research library audience, including our President’s Program, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion… and Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?. With 22 high-quality programs, and several discussion forums, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from and engage with colleagues and experts in the field. Make sure to visit the conference scheduler to plan your Annual Conference experience.

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(via Jason Coleman, Kansas State University)

Do you believe in the power of technology to shape library services? Have you or a colleague used technology in an innovative way to enhance patron services?

RUSA Emerging Technology Section is proud to announce the new RUSA ETS Best Emerging Technology Application Award! The purpose of the award is to encourage libraries to improve services to their patrons through an innovative use of technology.The RUSA ETS Best Emerging Technology Application Award offers $3,000 to an individual or group in recognition of a technology application that directly benefits library users. The award is generously co-sponsored by Chatstaff and LibraryH3lp.

Eligibility

The award is open to any library employee or group of library employees provided that the following conditions are met. Neither ALA nor RUSA membership is required.

1.    The award application describes an implementation of a technology that has directly impacted library patrons in at least one library.

2.    The implementation took place no more than 2 years prior to the date of the application for the award.

Evaluation Criteria

Each written application is evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Creativity of the use of technology to improve patron services
  • Impact on patrons
  • Sustainability of the technological application
  • Extent to which the technological application can be adopted by other libraries
  • Quality of the plan for assessing the technological application

Application Process Timeline

How to Apply

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2019.

To apply for the award, please visit the BETA website, https://rusaupdate.org/awards/ets-best-emerging-technology-application-award/

To nominate someone else’s project please contact either of the committee’s chairs, Jason Coleman: coleman@ksu.edu or Chad Pearson: c_pearson412@library.tamu.edu.  

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(via Dr. Leila Rod-Welch, University of Northern Iowa)

Call for Proposals – ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group ALA Annual 2019

You are invited to submit a proposal for the ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group, ALA Annual 2019.

The ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group meeting will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC  (Headquarter Hotel) – 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW. We will meet in the Cherry Blossom room.

The ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group welcomes proposals which address information literacy and outreach to international students. The presentations will be lightening talk format for 10 minutes followed by 15 minutes Q & A at the conclusion of all of the presentations. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive blind review process.

Proposals are due Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those working with international students.

2. Represent innovative, original research.

3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design/program and thoughtful analysis.

4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project.

Note: Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication will not be considered.

If you have questions, please email Leila Rod-Welch, Convenor of ACRL Academic Library Services to International Students Interest Group, at leila.rod-welch@uni.edu

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(via Kathleen Schmand, Northern Arizona University)

Join us in Washington, D.C. at ALA Annual for an amazing pre-conference learning opportunity!

Friday, June 21  Emergency Management, Libraries, and the Incident Command System  (A LLAMA Pre-Conference)
https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=518946

Emergencies and disasters happen.  How you are prepared to manage them can make all of the difference.  We are excited to offer a unique learning opportunity that is focused on how to implement FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) into your emergency/disaster response.  ICS offers a simple framework that any library can learn how to apply and implement into the library’s emergency management plan.  This engaging workshop will offer a variety of exercises to help you retain and apply what you learned.  Spend the afternoon with an emergency management expert working on a “mock” disaster in a table top exercise that will take everything you learned in the morning session and apply it immediately to a realistic library disaster event.

Special thanks to the Sterling, Virginia Belfor Office for their sponsorship of this workshop.  They will also be presenting on available services to libraries during the workshop lunch provided to attendees. We hope you can join us!

Jill Friedmann, Assistant Dean, Cline Library Northern Arizona University

Kathleen Schmand, Director of Development and Communications, Cline Library Northern Arizona University

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CARLI Member Libraries Represented in 2019 ALA Elections

(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

Congratulations to several employees at CARLI member libraries who were recently elected to the following positions within ALA.

Julie Murphy, Collection Assessment Librarian at Illinois State University, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES). CODES is a section of the Reference and User Services Association.

Mackenzie Salisbury, Research & Instruction Librarian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Arts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Paula Mae Carns, Head, Literatures and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large for the European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana, Newberry Library, was elected Secretary of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Lynne M. Thomas, Head, Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Miriam Centeno, Collections Care Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large of the Preservation & Reformatting Section of the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services.

Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies at Northwestern University, was elected President-Elect of ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association.

Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems at Loyola University Chicago, was elected Director-at-Large for ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association.

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(via Hannah Rempel, Oregon State University)

The ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group welcomes proposals that address graduate student needs, librarian approaches to serving those needs, or collaborative projects with other campus stakeholders to address graduate student needs. The ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group meeting will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. in Washington D.C. Presentations will be given in person. The presentations will be 10-minutes long. Please include a proposal title and 200-300 word abstract, along with a statement about the practical implications for other libraries via the submission link below.

Proposals are due April 26.

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those working with graduate students.

2. Represent innovative projects

3. Show evidence of a carefully planned research project or program with implications for other librarians.

Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication will not be considered.

Please submit your proposal via this link.

https://forms.gle/GTbMUMhsqVa9cuw87

If you have questions please email Hannah Gascho Rempel, Convener of the ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group, at Hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

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