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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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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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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The topic for September of 2020 is “Imagining the Contemplative Academic Library”.

This month’s brainstorming discussion will focus on what academic libraries might look through a contemplative lens. What would a contemplative academic library feel like? What guiding ideas would support all who work in or visit the library? Come help us imagine what our future could look like.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. To register, go here. Please e-mail any questions to Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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(via Dr. Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section) Professional Development Committee, or PDC, welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Presenters are responsible for recruiting their own co-presenters and panelists. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2020-2021

  • evolving models for public services and learning spaces
  • critical librarianship, diversity and inclusion, and social justice in academic libraries
  • scholarly communications
  • data management and visualization
  • changing roles of liaison librarians and functional experts
  • digital scholarship
  • assessment and learning analytics
  • identifying and developing future leaders

Complete the following form to submit an online program proposal. To receive full consideration for the 2020-2021 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 23. Please submit proposals here.

Direct any questions to Dr. Laura Gariepy and Samantha Harlow, Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu and slharlow@uncg.edu. The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

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(via Alex Harrington, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

With the new academic year coming up soon (or perhaps, for some of you, already begun!), we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank our 2019-2020 FYAL bloggers, Karina Hagelin and Yoonhee Lee, 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.

FYAL bloggers typically publish posts monthly during the academic year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, applications are due by Saturday, September 12. Send an email to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu that includes the following information.

  • a sample blog post
  • a brief note describing your job and your interest in blogging at ACRLog

Proposals are evaluated by the ACRLog blog team. When selecting FYAL bloggers we consider the following factors.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, research universities, etc.) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, instruction, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, 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.

Program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference are due Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2021 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in December, 2020. More details about the Annual Conference program process, including the proposal form, are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Join ACRL this September for the three-part e-Learning webcast series Copyright and Course Reserves. During this interactive series, participants will explore issues related to copyright for print, electronic, and media reserves.

Webcast One: “Print Reserves” (Thursday, September 3, 2020): In offering print reserve services, academic libraries can help facilitate faculty and students access required and supplemental learning materials such as books, DVDs, music CDs, and photocopies of works such as book chapters. In this 90-minute webinar we’ll explore the copyright issues associated with this service, including the first sale doctrine and fair use.

Webcast Two: “Electronic Reserves” (Thursday, September 10, 2020): In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll explore ways in which academic libraries can lawfully connect faculty and students with access to books, book chapters, articles, and film online through electronic reserve services.

Webcast Three: “Media Reserves” (Thursday, September 17, 2020): More frequently, students and instructors are looking to academic libraries to provide online access to film being used as part of course instruction. In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll explore the options for making film lawfully available via media reserve services.

Complete details (including pricing) and registration information are available here.

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(via Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University)

The call for chapters for the ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook–edited by Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University and Meryl Brodsky, University of Texas – Austin–is now open. 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 in the disciplines
  • data literacy outreach and engagement
  • data literacy among the disciplines
  • data carpentry
  • data citation
  • personal archiving, naming conventions
  • research data services

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 Wednesday, September 30, 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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(via Dr. Raymond Pun, Alder Graduate School of Education)

We are issuing a call for proposals for an edited volume tentatively titled Critical Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries, to be published by ACRL. This book focuses on how academic and research libraries respond and support ethnic studies, an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field. The book aims to highlight case studies on the role of the academic/research library workers in supporting ethnic studies programs (e.g. African American/Black Studies, Asian/Pacific American Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies). The book intends to do this through a variety of approaches, such as library instruction, outreach, liaison engagement, collections strategy, curriculum support, special collections, digital scholarship/humanities, data sciences, scholarly communications, and other special projects.

In addition, case studies focusing on disciplinary areas in the humanities and social sciences with an emphasis on ethnic studies are welcomed (e.g. African American History, Asian American Literature, History of Native American Art, US Latinx Literature, etc.). The sections of the book are tentatively divided as follows.

Section I: Instruction, Liaison Engagement and Outreach

Section II: Collections Strategy Programs

(including technical services and special collections/archival work)

Section III: Digital Scholarship/Humanities Work

(including data-related collection work/projects)

Section IV: Collaborations on Special Projects and Community Partnerships

Proposals should contain a tentative title, an identified section, and an abstract proposal: Up to 500 words in MS Word describing what you would intend to submit for this book. Collaborations with teaching faculty are strongly encouraged. We also welcome proposals from library workers/archivists who may work in public/special libraries/research centers that support ethnic studies curriculum, research or programs.

Proposals are due Friday, October 2. Submitters will receive notification by Friday, October 30. The co-editors will review proposals. Each selected chapter will run between 2,500 and 5,000 words and will be due in February, 2021. The expected publication date for the book is May of 2021.

Please send questions and proposals as MS Word Document to acrlethnicstudies@gmail.com.

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ACRL is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the ACRL 2021 Conference to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. Scholarship are due on Friday, October 9.

The ACRL Conference Scholarship program provides opportunities for the academic and research library community to expand their professional horizons, update their skills and knowledge, and learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries by participating in the premiere ACRL professional development experience.

Scholarships are available to early and mid-career librarians, library professional and support staff, library school students and recent graduates, and ALA Spectrum Scholars. All scholarships include complimentary conference registration, and most include a stipend to cover expenses for attending. To apply, visit the scholarships section of the ACRL 2021 website.

The ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund makes it possible to award scholarships to academic and research librarians and library staff to attend the ACRL Conference, and your donations help support these opportunities. Consider investing in the future leaders of the profession by donating to the fund.

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