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Archive for the ‘Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)’ Category

(via ACRL)

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with the popular workshop Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.

To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2020. This subsidized program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available and applications are due Friday, November 15, 2019. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

 

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(via Susan Schreiner, Grays Harbor College)

CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Nomination Deadline: December 6, 2019

The purpose of the CLS Innovation Award is to recognize college librarians and staff who demonstrate successful introduction of innovation in their library through a new idea, method, project, or device that enhances student learning and/or faculty development and overall works to promote the library as integral to the achievement of the college’s mission.

The award is administered by the College Libraries Section of ACRL and will be presented at the CLS Friday Night Feast at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Award

$1,000 award and plaque, sponsored by SCELC.

Criteria

As nominee(s), the librarian(s) must have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations; or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library’s community.

Eligibility

At least one of the nominees must be an ALA member to be eligible for this award.
Nominees must be in an academic library setting at institutions fitting the Carnegie classifications of Baccalaureate or Masters Colleges and Universities. Canadian academic libraries are eligible if at least one nominee is an ALA member and if the nominee(s) can demonstrate their institution’s status is comparable to the Carnegie classification of Baccalaureate or Masters Colleges and Universities.

To determine if your institution qualifies under the Carnegie classifications of Baccalaureate or Masters Colleges and Universities please search your school at: http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/lookup.php

Nomination Process & Submissions

Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required. Nominations should include the following:

  1. Letter of nomination (including self-nomination) (no more than 1,000 words)
  2. Letter of recommendation, if self-nominating. Otherwise, the letter of nomination will serve as the letter of recommendation.
  3. Written description (maximum 1,000 words) of a new idea, method, project or device that enhances student learning and/or faculty development and works to promote the library as integral to the achievement of the college’s mission.
  4. Describe (maximum 500 words) the impact that it has had (or is anticipated to have) on the library and how it supports the college’s mission.
  5. Describe (maximum 500 words) what other librarians can learn from the experience and how it could be replicated in other libraries.
  6. Include evidence of work or a link to the project (i.e. what does the project look like?). This could be a syllabus, slide presentation, photos of event, a LibGuide on the project, etc.

The selected recipient will provide a statement describing the impact that the project has had on their library. This statement will be used in the announcement for the following year’s award call for nominations.

Information and Assistance

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to Susan A. Schreiner, susan.schreiner@ghc.edu or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL; along with ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS); the Public Library Association (PLA); and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL;) seek volunteers for a Joint Task Force to develop a framework for cultural proficiencies in racial equity. The Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity framework will serve as a foundational resource to help public and academic libraries build inclusive cultures, within libraries and their broader communities, through guidelines on the development and implementation of organizational policies and professional practices that support diverse libraries with a diverse workforce.

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(via Mary Francis, Dakota State University) 

Nominations Sought for IS Innovation Award

Full eligibility and submission guidelines

Submission deadline: December 6, 2019 

Award: $3,000 prize sponsored by EBSCO Information Service

The Innovation Award recognizes a project from the past two years that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming. Past awards have recognized well-known programs and initiatives such as

the WASSAIL Information Literacy Assessment Project, the Guide on the Side software, the New Literacies Alliance project, the 23 Framework Things, and the Undergrad Research and Writing Studio at Oregon State University.

Nominations must describe how the project meets the award criteria and should include a letter of support and documentation presenting the project’s purpose, content, impact, and innovative aspects. Read an interview with the Undergrad Research and Writing Studio team, the 2019 Award winner.

Please send your questions and submissions to Sara Lowe, at mlowe@iupui.edu.

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(via Luke Vilelle, Hollins University)

Are you a member of an Academic Library? Do you want to acknowledge the excellent work that you and your colleagues do on behalf of your student and scholar community? If you answered yes to both of these questions you might want to nominate your library for the 2020 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

We have 3 library categories we award for: 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 at the following webpage:http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/excellenceacademic.

Questions – contact the committee chair Cheryl Middleton at Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu or the co-chair Lauren Pressley at Pressley@uw.edu. Award nomination submissions are on due on December 6, 2019.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern 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 by submitting a nomination for the Ilene F. Rockman Memorial Award. 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 Stefanie R. Bluemle, the 2019 Rockman recipient: https://acrl.ala.org/IS/2019-rockman-award-winner-interview-stefanie-r-bluemle/. More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the
Year Award and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear. The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises (https://carrickenterprises.com/site/).

Nominations are due Friday, December 6, 2019. Please send your questions and submissions to the Rockman Award Chair, Clarence Maybee, at cmaybee@purdue.edu.

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(via Elaine Hirsch, Lewis & Clark College)

The CLS Communications Committee invites submissions for the Fall 2019 CLS Newsletter. This is an opportunity to highlight happenings at your library with colleagues across the country.

Did your library launch an innovative program or host a successful event?  Did your library receive a grant? Are there any presentations, publications, or other professional accomplishments you’d like to share?

Submissions should be less than 500 words and images are welcome! Check the CLS Newsletter Archive for ideas:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 27. Articles can be sent to jayne.blodgett@unco.edu

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(via Lori DuBois, Williams College)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content for the Fall issue! 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.)
  • and more!

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines. Membership in the ACRL Instruction Section is not required for making a submission.

Submission Deadline: September 18, 2019

Send questions and submissions to: instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) seeks a site or sites that would be interested in hosting a viewing of an ACRL webinar this fall. The webinars that ACRL makes available for the statewide chapters to show (a comprehensive listing is forthcoming, but information on recent webinars is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/webcasts) cover a variety of current issues in academic librarianship. These topics range from diversity to scholarly communications, and the webinars include advice and insights from experienced practitioners in the field. The most recent of IACRL’s ACRL webinar viewings, which Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted this past June, featured “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace”.

Each webinar itself lasts usually around an hour. The host site is welcome to incorporate other activities, such as a discussion of the specific issues the webinar raises or related issues in librarianship, networking opportunities, and tours of the library. Members of IACRL who are in attendance can give updates on the organization’s activities and answer any questions. Additionally, IACRL, via the Illinois Library Association, can provide reimbursement for related costs, such as refreshments. Please note that there is no charge to the host library for showing the webinar itself, and membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

If your library would be interested in serving as a host site, or if you would like additional information, please contact Eric Edwards, 2018-2019 IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.gov<mailto:eedwards@ilsos.gov>. Generally, at least a month’s advance notice is necessary for publicizing the webinar, finalizing the format and schedule, and completing any additional tasks.

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(via Amanda Peters, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

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 6, 2019, to receive full consideration.

For more information about the criteria and nomination process, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/acrllibrarian.  For questions, contact ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org, or committee chair, Jeannette Pierce at piercejea@missouri.edu.

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