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(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

Registration is now open for the next Current Issues Panel Discussion by the ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Engagement Committee. The webinar, titled “Privacy Literacy Reboot: Grounding Practice in Theory”, will take place on Friday, December 4, at 1:00 PM CDT. The moderators for the panel discussion will be Alexandria Chisholm and Sarah Hartman-Caverly of Pennsylvania State University. The panelists will be Symphony Bruce of American University, Claire Lobdell of Greenfield Community College, and Andrew Wesolek of Vanderbilt University. More information is below.

With growing social justice issues related to algorithmic bias and the disparate impact of surveillance, it is more important than ever for librarians to assume leadership in advocating for and educating about privacy literacy (PL). Participants will gain working knowledge of contemporary privacy challenges and solutions to build professional self-efficacy, access the moderators’ PL toolkit featuring resources to develop future PL programming, and leave inspired to lead PL education and advocacy initiatives.

This webinar is free and open to all. A recording will be made available after the session.

Register now, as space is limited.  Find out more by reading the discussion digest.

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

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

The Association of College & Research Libraries 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.

Nominations and supporting documents must be submitted via the online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 4, 2020, to receive full consideration. For more information about the criteria and nomination process, please go here. Direct any questions to the ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis, at collis@ala.org, or the committee chair, Dennis Clark, at dennistclark@gmail.com.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote, an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it!

Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee.

Read an interview with Amanda Folk, the 2020 Rockman recipient. More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the newly simplified nomination process can be found here. Make sure you check out the rubric available in the nomination form as well. The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises. Nominations are due Friday, December 4.

Please send any questions to the Rockman Award Chair, Chelsea Heinbach, at chelsea.heinbach@unlv.edu.

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(via Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University)

We are moving the deadline for the call for chapters in the ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook to Sunday, October 18, 2020 (because pandemic time is wibbly wobbly, timey wimey). You are welcome to submit a proposal for any of the topics listed below; however, we encourage you to consider those listed in bold, as they are areas that could use more submissions.

We are seeking proposals from academic librarians for chapters describing practiced lesson plans, curriculum map development, activities, and events designed to promote and educate data literacy through library instruction and outreach. We are seeking examples that have been tried and tested. Examples can range from simple and quick door-opener activities, to lessons, courses, and curriculum maps. Audiences of these lessons are not limited to academia, they may also include community-based collaborations and outreach events. Examples of potential topics include the following.

  • data visualization and infographics (creation and interpretation)
  • finding and using secondary data
  • data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation
  • interpreting statistics, surveys, polls
  • data and statistics in the news and media
  • data literacy outreach and engagement
  • data literacy among the disciplines
  • data carpentry
  • research data services
  • personal archiving, naming conventions, and data citation
  • research data services
  • geospatial data literacy*
  • critical data literacy* *(were not listed on the original call)

Submissions should be about 500 words and include: Title, Audience description, Learning objectives (ties to ACRL Framework for Information Literacy), Length of activity/activities in minutes (if applicable), General description of the activity, lesson, event, or curriculum map, and Assessment.

Please submit proposals on this Google form by Sunday, October 18, 2020. Contributors will be notified of their proposal’s status (accepted or rejected) by December 30, 2020. The deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters for revision is April 1, 2021.

Please contact Meryl Brodsky (meryl.brodsky@austin.utexas.edu) and Kelly Getz (kgrossm3@emich.edu) with questions.

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ACRL 2021 Conference Going Virtual Due to COVID-19

(via ACRL)

The ACRL Board of Directors announced today that the face-to-face portion of the ACRL 2021 Conference scheduled for April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, has been canceled because of the serious health risks posed by COVID-19, but the meeting will continue as a virtual-only event. “ACRL’s highest priority is the health and safety of our community,” said ACRL President Jon E. Cawthorne of Wayne State University. “The Board feels that moving ACRL 2021 online is the best option to ensure that safety while continuing to provide the high-quality, interactive programming you’ve come to expect from our conference.”

The virtual ACRL 2021 Conference will be held over approximately the same dates in April 2021. More details about the virtual conference are forthcoming. “While the Conference Committee is understandably disappointed that ACRL 2021 cannot happen in person, we are excited to channel our efforts into taking the conference virtual,” ACRL 2021 Conference Chair Beth McNeil noted. “We are grateful for your support and patience while we work through the details and look forward to welcoming everyone safely to the virtual event this spring.”

Proposal deadlines for ACRL 2021 remain unchanged. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal notifications are expected to go out by the end of December, 2020. The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, and Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9. ACRL 2021 scholarship applications will also be automatically transferred to consideration for scholarships for the virtual conference.

“We are disappointed not to be together with our colleagues in Seattle,” added ACRL Interim Executive Director Kara J. Malenfant. “But at the same time, we are excited to funnel all of the enthusiasm, creativity, and terrific content to create a virtual event that is informative, engaging and memorable for the community.”

Additional information and updates on ACRL 2021 are available on the Conference website.

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(via ACRL)

Help support a diverse workforce in the next generation of academic librarians by mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program. This program links library school students and new librarians who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent, with established academic librarians who provide mentoring.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor program, complete the online application by Thursday, October 15. Complete details are on ACRL Insider.

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(via Dr. 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 and Online Learning Section (DOLS) 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 the following.

  • $1,200 to attend the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 24-29, 2021)
  • a commemorative plaque presented at an awards event 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 Friday, December 4, 2020. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please go here.

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(via ACRL)

Nominations are now open for the ACRL Instruction Section’s Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. This award recognizes an individual librarian who has built a record of contributions over time that have advanced the pursuit of teaching and learning in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).

Award

A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.

Criteria

Nominees should have achieved a substantial record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas.

  • exhibits extraordinary, consistent leadership of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has broad demonstrable impact on other programs, professionals, or institutions
  • production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and learning in the library profession
  • sustained an outstanding participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of teaching and learning in a library environment
  • consistent and effective mentorship and/or professional development of other library professionals in the pursuit and support of teaching and learning in the library environment

Submissions

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, December 4. Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required.

Nominations must include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered. Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to Susanna Eng-Ziskin, California State University-Northridge, at susanna.eng@csun.edu. For additional information, including a list of past winners, please go here.

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(via ACRL)

Thanks to everyone who submitted program proposals for ACRL 2021. So much exciting content was received that we need more time to decide how much we can accept in the current environment. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop notifications are expected to go out by the end of December 2020. We apologize for the delay and thank you in advance for your patience.

The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9, 2020. As a reminder of the new participation limits, all submitters (even those that already submitted in the spring) are eligible to be included as a presenter or co-presenter on a maximum of two additional proposals for the revised fall submission deadline, and can ultimately present a maximum of two times during the ACRL Conference. More information is available on the Conference website.

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(via IACRL)

The Spring, 2020, edition of the ACRL Chapter Topics Newsletter is now available. (Publication was delayed due to a number of factors.) The Newsletter contains updates from ACRL chapters around the country, including conferences and meetings, along with continuing education and professional development events. This issue also includes statements on social justice, particularly academic libraries’ role in addressing racial inequality and other barriers to equal access to library resources.

The Illinois chapter has an article on the IACRL-related events at last year’s ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park, including the Unconference and the Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Thank you very much to Illinois State University’s Sue Franzen, who is the current IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, for writing the article, and to the Illinois Library Association for providing the photos. To read the article, please go here.

To view other articles in this issue, including a message from new ACRL Chapters Council Chair Ali Larsen of Siena College, please go to the homepage for the Spring, 2020, issue. Past issues, some of which also contain contributions from IACRL, are available here.

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