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(via Dr. Clarence Maybee, Purdue University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Awards Committee is seeking nominations for its awards.

Innovation Award

Do you know of, or were you involved in, a project at an academic/research library that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming? Now’s your chance to boast about it to the world!  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, and the 23 Framework Things.

Read an interview with the 23 Framework Things team, the 2018 Innovation Award winner. More information about the Innovation Award and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/innovationaward.  Award recipients receive a $3,000 prize sponsored by EBSCO Information Services.

Nominations are due Friday, December 7. Please email nomination packets to the IS Awards Vice-Chair, Clarence Maybee at cmaybee@purdue.edu.

Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award
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 Jennifer Nutefall, the 2018 Rockman recipient.  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 plaque and a $1000 prize sponsored by Carrick Enterprises.

Nominations are due Friday, December 7.  Please send your questions and submissions to the IS Awards Chair, Jo Angela Oehrli at jooehrli@umich.edu

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(via Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University)

Just a reminder that nominations for the EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award are due Friday, December 7. The award will be presented tat the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

– Service to the organized profession through ACRL/EBSS and related organizations

– Significant academic library service in the areas of education and/or behavioral sciences

– Significant research and publication in areas of academic library services in education and/or behavioral sciences

– Planning and implementation of academic library programs in education and/or the behavioral sciences disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others.

To submit a nomination, please submit the nomination form, a letter of support and a CV for the nominee. All materials must be emailed to Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University (sdaviska@iwu.edu) by Friday, December 7, 2018.

For the nomination form and more information about the award, please visit

http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/acrlebssaward.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl (309-556-3010/sdaviska@iwu.edu) or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

Thank you for helping us recognize the excellent work of our colleagues!

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(via Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Do you know the next recipient of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award?

Deadline for nominations is Friday. December 7, 2018

The Dudley Award subcommittee is now accepting nominations for the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, which honors a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. Read an interview with Sharon Mader, the 2018 Dudley recipient<https://acrl.ala.org/IS/2018-miriam-dudley-instruction-librarian-award-sharon-mader/>.

More information about the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear.

For more information about the award criteria, please see the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/miriamdudley.

To nominate someone for the Dudley Award, send nominations to Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu<mailto:mhensle1@illinois.edu>.

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Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee.
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Include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award.
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Additional letters of support (up to three) are encouraged and will be considered as part of the nomination packet.
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Nominators should include their name, mailing address, email address, and phone number
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Nominations must be submitted electronically
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Deadline for nominations is Friday. December 7, 2018

Questions?  Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu<mailto:mhensle1@illinois.edu>.

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(via Dr. Jennifer Fabbi, California State University San Marcos)

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 formand 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 ACRL)

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Monday, December 3 at 1:00 pm CST for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Jodie Borgerding, along with panelists ACRL Past President Irene M. H. Herold, Peter Hepburn (ACRL Community and Junior College Section chair), Sabine Dantus (ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group convener) and Laura Bonella (ACRL Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group convener), will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and Interest and Discussion Groups. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession. The session will be archived and made available on the ACRL website.

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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 Friday, 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 Susan Schreiner, Pittsburg State University)

The ACRL College Libraries Section Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018

Why should I apply for an innovation award in college librarianship?  you may ask.

College libraries across the land are coming up with new and innovative ways to connect with their students and faculty and demonstrate their continued value to college administrators.  What have you done that could serve as a model for other college libraries?  Apply for the CLS Innovation College Librarianship Award and shine a light on your library and help colleagues at other institutions learn how they may meet similar goals.

Here’s what you need to know and do:

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.

Award

$1,000 award and plaque, donated 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.

Nomination Process & Submissions

Electronic submissions are required. All electronic attachments should be emailed to CLSawardcommittee@gmail.com. Nominations should include the following:

1.       Name, address, e-mail and phone number of self-applicant or the person you are nominating.

2.       Letter of nomination (including self-nomination) (no more than 1,000 words)

3.       Written description of 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. Describe the impact that it has had (or is anticipated to have) on the library and how it supports the college’s mission. Describe what other librarians can learn from the experience and how it could be replicated in other libraries.

4.       CV is required.

5.       Letter of recommendation, if appropriate.

6.       Completion of the online form.

At the completion of their project, the selected recipient will provide a statement describing the impact that the project has had on their library.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee(s) (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018

Information and Assistance

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to Susan Schreiner, Pittsburg State University, T: (620) 235-4888 E-mail: sschreiner@pittstate.edu or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

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

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites you to:

Policy and Communications for an Accessible Library

Presented online via Zoom by Angie Brunk, MLS, MA

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, 1pm CST

Register here

You want your library to be a welcoming place for all students, including students with disabilities. What are you doing on the administrative end to ensure your policies and public communication, such as information on your website, work in harmony with your good intentions? This workshop will be the delivered from the perspective that policies are a tool of communication. They communicate culture to internal constituents and offer practical information to external constituents. Learn about the social justice model of disability and its practical application for policy makers and those charged with public facing communication. How do you provide services for students when you may have to deal with the reality of an older building that is “grandfathered in” and not yet ADA compliant? How should the social justice model of disability affect the policies we create from collection development to instruction? Unfortunately, some libraries are not able, due to various institutional constraints, to change policy. The information in this presentation can also be used to create public communications on your website, such as an FAQ that would communicate your good intention as well.

Angie Brunk, MLS, MA is an experienced public service librarian and is nearing completion of an MAS in Human Factors and Usability testing (think user experience design) and has been specializing i n accessibility. She has taught basic graphic design courses for communications majors and incorporated basic graphic design into her practice as a librarian. Ms. Brunk has published conference proceedings and presentations on various aspects of accessibility and libraries. Her most recent was a poster and short paper for the Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Other recent projects include accessibility audits for a library software vendor and a museum. In addition to being born with a visual impairment, she has served on disability services advisory boards at three universities and worked with numerous students with disabilities. She is currently an Instruction Librarian at Missouri Western State University.

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1pm CST via Zoom. Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/021b671 e3a0852778c34be5db4a05ad8

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (lwgariepy@vcu.edu), Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee.

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(via Dr. Clarence Maybee, Purdue University)

Do you know the next recipient of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award?

The Dudley Award subcommittee is now accepting nominations for the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, which honors a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. Read an interview with Sharon Mader, the 2018 Dudley recipient.

More information about the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear.

For more information about the award criteria, please see the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/miriamdudley.

To nominate someone for the Dudley Award, send nominations to Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu.

• Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee.

• Include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

• Additional letters of support (up to three) are encouraged and will be considered as part of the nomination packet.

• Nominators should include their name, mailing address, email address, and phone number

• Nominations must be submitted electronically

• Deadline for nominations is Friday. December 7, 2018

Questions?  Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.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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