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Are you planning to attend the IACRL activities (particularly the Unconference, along with the Luncheon and Annual Meeting) at this year’s Illinois Library Association Annual Conference? Would you be interested in sharing what you learn from these events with your academic-librarian peers in other states? Consider writing an article for ACRL’s Chapter Topics Newsletter. The Newsletter is published twice annually and highlights the latest activities and initiatives of ACRL chapters across the country.

The deadline for submitting the article to ACRL is Wednesday, October 31. (IACRL would need to have received the article no later than Friday, October 26.) If you would be interested, please contact Eric Edwards, incoming IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net<mailto:eedwards@ilsos.net>.

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Call for Nominations: ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

(via Dr. Jennifer Fabbi, Dean of the University Library at California State University, San Marcos)

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner? 

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award.

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit a nomination form and supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org. Nominations must be received by December 7, 2018, to receive full consideration.

For more information about the criteria and nomination process, visit www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/acrllibrarian.  For questions, contact ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org, or committee chair, Jennifer Fabbi at jfabbi@csusm.edu.

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(via Brittany Fiedler–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an opportunity for an individual or group of instruction librarians to explore and discuss a topic related to library instruction and information literacy. This completely virtual discussion happens in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Thursday, January 17 at 2PM EST/11AM PST.

What do you wish librarians were talking about in library instruction and information literacy? You can help make that conversation happen! The steering committee welcomes proposals from librarians interested in convening this discussion on a topic of their choosing – we take care of the technology logistics and you take care of the interactive presentation and discussion questions!

The committee welcomes proposals on any topic, but Instruction Section members have specifically expressed interest in the following: active learning across different learning environments, information literacy across different learning environments, critical pedagogy/instruction/librarianship, curriculum mapping, creating relationships across campus, assessment, visual literacy, etc.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today:

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBJcSMETRZ5D7sP09lhO5q3Nq0Pt_zp_xfR7jPRi3z4QSSkA/viewform>.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018
To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online<https://acrl.ala.org/IS/is-committees-2/committees-task-forces/discussion-group-steering/all-current-issue-discussion-digests/>.

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(via Dr. Irene Herold, The College of Wooster)

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.

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

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites proposals for online programs that may further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom. The committee hosts several online programs throughout the year (prior programs here).

In 2018-2019, though we will consider all submissions, the committee is particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics:

§  Innovative Public Services Models, including Consolidated Service Points

§  Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries

§  Scholarly Communication, OERs, Metrics and Altmetrics

§  Change Management

§  Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts

§  Digital Scholarship Project Planning

§  Practical Assessment and Proving Libraries’ Value

Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis, but in order to be considered for a fall program, submissions should be received by Friday, October 5th, 2018. Please submit proposals at https://www.acrl.ala.org/ULS/online-program-proposal-submission-form/

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy, Chair of the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu.

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(via Melissa Atkinson, Abilene Christian University)

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award? If so, the Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to hear from you!

This prestigious award, sponsored by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship. The winner receives:

·         $1,200 to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC (June 20-25, 2019)

·         A commemorative plaque presented at an awards luncheon during ALA Annual

Nominees should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas:

·         Support for distance learning librarianship and library services (e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation, and/or leadership)

·         Participation in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality

·         Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students

·         Significant research, publication, and/or presentations in areas related to distance learning librarianship

Submissions are due by December 7, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Committee Co-Chairs:

Melissa Atkinson: melissa.atkinson@acu.edu

Cynthia Thomes: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu

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(via the Virginia Chapter of ACRL)

Dear Academic Library Colleagues-

 We invite you to participate in a survey that seeks to examine the engagement of academic librarians in their statewide or regional library organization. The survey seeks your perspective on a range of topics, including your current level and method of engagement in professional service at the state level and how you perceive your state academic library association. Your responses will help to shape the future directions and decision-making of state-level library associations. Thank you for your time.

CONTINUE TO SURVEY

You are being asked to participate in an online survey of academic librarians. This study seeks to examine the engagement of librarians in their statewide or regional academic  library organization. The survey seeks your perspective on a range of topics, including your current level and method of engagement in professional service at the state level and how you perceive your state academic library association. Your responses will help to shape the future directions and decision-making of state-level library associations.

This is an online survey. After reading this informed consent text, please proceed directly to the online questionnaire. If you click the “Continue to Survey” link you will be taken to an external page to complete the survey and will be understood to represent your consent to participate in the survey.

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be stored in a database and may be included in a forthcoming publication, but will not be linked to any unique identifier.

Completion of the survey carries no known or foreseeable risks.

You will not directly benefit from completion of this survey, although the study findings may contribute to improvements in services or resources provided by professional library organizations and in the body of library research literature.

You have the alternative not to participate in this study.

There are no costs associated with completion of this survey. You will not be paid for completing the survey.

Your participation in this study will generate no personally identifiable record, data, or document. It is possible that online hackers, spyware filters or other Web impediments to secure online communication might be able to eavesdrop on your submission. It is difficult to assess the risks or consequences of this, but they are based in part on the security of your network connections and, in any case, are believed to be small. 

Your participation in this survey is voluntary; you have the right to withdraw at any point. 

You may print a copy of this consent page. The principle investigators, Lisa Nickel (ltnickel@wm.edu), Dorinne Banks (dbanks@gwu.edu), Lucinda Rush (lrush@odu.edu), and Paige Flanagan (pflanagan@hsc.edu)  will answer any questions you may have about the study.

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant you should contact William & Mary’s PHSC chair  Dr. Jennifer Stevens, 757-221-3862, jastev@wm.edu

 CONTINUE TO SURVEY

Thank you,

Dorinne Banks

Chair, Virginia Chapter of ACRL

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(via the ACRL Instruction Section Newsletter)

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.)

·         Instruction for special populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow guidelines when submitting: Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines.

Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Send submissions to: instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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

With the brand new academic year coming up soon (or perhaps, for some of you, already begun!), we’re looking to bring on a few brand new academic librarian bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank Abby Flanigan and Nisha Mody for their terrific posts this past year in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series. We’d also like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year.

If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, please use the ACRLog Tip Page to contact us by Sunday, September 10. Along with your contact info, please send:

– a sample blog post
– a brief note describing your job and your interest in blogging at ACRLog during your first year as an academic librarian

Please send any questions to msmale@citytech.cuny.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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(via Kristy Nowak, Colorado State University)

Call for Proposals (CfP): ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.

Questions?

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

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