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(via Megan Griffin, Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect and director-at-large in the 2020 elections. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019, but we are in need of nominations for director-at-large with past or current history with the Chapters Council, so are willing to extend our deadline to 2/22.

To nominate an individual or to self-nominate, please submit the nomination form. The LRNC will request a curriculum vita and/or a statement of interest from selected individuals prior to developing a slate of candidates. If you have any questions about the nominating or election process, please feel free to contact LRNC Chair Amanda Peters at arforres@umich.edu. More information about the ACRL Board of Directors is available on the ACRL website.

To view the full announcement, please go to Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Karen Munro invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2019-2020 division or section committee.

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2019.  For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, on behalf of Peggy LaSalle, Milwaukee Area Technical College)

Have you heard about Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are they? How can librarians participate in (or lead) OER discussions at their institutions and in the academic community? Join us to learn more about OER in community college libraries! We will have the opportunity to learn from two librarians working closely with OER. Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Tacoma Community College, will share experiences from a single-institution implementation. Brittany Dudek, Colorado Community Colleges Online, will share the statewide efforts in Colorado. We welcome all community college librarians to join us for this FREE informative and exciting program!

Please contact Kristin Heathcock, kheathcock@hccfl.edu , with any questions.

Registration Information

Meeting Title: ACRL CJCLS: OER in the Community College Library – Experiences from Two

Librarians

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST ( time zone converter )

Registration URL:

https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/56e58d9da00777f47510d14dfea9e911

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing your specific link to

join the live meeting.

Dial-in option available upon login.

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(via Alex Deeke, University of Michigan)

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites you to:

Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Librarians of Color

Presented online via Zoom

Tuesday, February 19th, 11 am CST

Registration Link

The lack of racial diversity within the academic librarian profession is largely acknowledged within the field and reflected in iterative conversations about the whiteness of librarianship. To address this issue, many institutions invest in diversity initiatives such as scholarships, internships, and residencies aimed to build a pipeline of specially trained librarians of color. This panel of current resident librarians will provide an overview of these diversity programs and center their experiences of these programs to suggest further avenues of exploration that build on existing structures and rethink the ways that we can build meaningful support for librarians of color. The presenters will share aspects of their respective programs that may have wider applications across librarianship and may serve as a starting point for increasing retention of underrepresented groups within librarianship. This program will be of interest to those who currently offer or are thinking of offering diversity scholarships, internships, and residencies or looking for alternative ways to support librarians of color.

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

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(via Sarah Simms, Louisiana State University)

The ACRL IS Conference Program Planning Committee extends the CFP deadline for its virtual program to Monday, February 11, 4:00 PM Central Time. Please submit your proposal by that date. See below for more information, and please share
widely.

The ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee seeks proposals on the following topic for a virtual program in the late spring 2019:

Library and information science literature has devoted increasing interest and attention to the topic of social justice. We aim to move beyond the theoretical to investigate the various ways librarians have incorporated social justice into the classroom, including as a pedagogy, as it is interwoven with the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” and as an advocacy topic.

We invite proposals from diverse voices and institutions that demonstrate engaging and practical applications of the the successful integration of social justice in library instruction. Proposals should specify how attendees can utilize these approaches and could include lesson plans, classroom activities, demonstrations, or course syllabi. We will ask you to share an artifact or document of your lesson plans, activities, demonstrations, or syllabi with the audience for practical application and adaptation.

Each panelist will have 10-15 minutes to showcase their approach (e.g. a lesson plan, classroom activity, demonstration, course syllabi, etc.). There will be a Q&A period following all presenters.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this form<http://goo.gl/WGoQCV>.

The deadline for proposals is February 11.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernesto Hernandez (ernestohernandez@weber.edu) and Martha Stuit (stuitm@umich.edu), the ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs.

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(via Beate Gersch, Harvard University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee invites you to attend the following webinar:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Webinar Registration:
https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/0cad8e20923054c5c5b9141539e44ee6

Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library
Information Literacy Program

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just politically correct buzzwords; they are complex ideas that should be addressed by leaders of instruction programs. Mindful leadership involves the thoughtful reflection about and integration of practices that support DEI in our work as instructional librarians. This webinar offers a panel discussion and question- and-answer session examining DEI through the lens of management and leadership featuring four well-known specialists: Toni Anaya and Charlene Maxey-Harris of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, authors of the ARL Diversity and Inclusion SPEC kits 2010 & 2017; Anastasia “Stacy” Collins of Simmons University, author of Language, Power, and Oppression in the LIS Diversity Void; and Ione Damasco of the University of Dayton and co-author of “Tenure and Promotion Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color.”

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(via Michelle Keba, Palm Beach Atlantic University)

Calling all distance learning library workers…

Do you have a tool, project, or great idea about teaching and learning online that you’d like to share with your peers in the ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section (DLS-IS)? We’re looking for digital poster proposals for our Spring 2019 Digital Poster Session.

Posters can be on any topic related to teaching and learning online.  Some ideas to get you started are:

*         Your own practices and/or challenges with teaching online that are informed by reflection, observation, and/or research

*         Your own experiences as an online learner. What worked, and what was challenging about the experience?

*         Research projects on online teaching & learning

*         Questions about online teaching and learning that are informed by practice or research

*         Tools and strategies that you have used in online instruction. What worked with this tool. Please provide a specific example, when possible

*         How do you approach needs assessments for online students?

We especially invite posters from librarians, staff, and LIS students that highlight voices and experiences that are underrepresented in libraries. Some underrepresented groups may include but are not limited to Black, Indigenous, Latino, people with disabilities, neurodivergent folks, LGBTQIA people, and first generation, undocumented and multilingual experiences.

When?

The poster session will take place April 1-5.

If accepted, you’ll be asked to submit your poster by 3/20 for setup by the DLS-IS committee.

What is a digital poster session?

All posters will be available asynchronously and digitally for one week. We encourage presenters to be creative in how they present their material. Your poster session can contain images, video, include audio clips, or anything else you’d like to share. Please limit embedded media to less than five minutes in length and the media should stand alone with no presenter explanation required.  Through commenting functions, viewers can ask questions about your work, and you can respond regularly.  We hope that this format will lead to interesting and vibrant conversations between presenters and viewers across time zones.

What is the time commitment?

Glad you asked! Since we’re holding our poster session in an asynchronous environment, we’d like you to be available to respond to comments and questions for a week.  A member of the DLS-IS committee will be helping to promote interaction, but we ask that you check in on your poster once a day to keep the conversation going.

How will presenters be chosen?

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the DLS Instruction Committee. We will be selecting posters that have clear applicability to online teaching & learning in libraries. The committee will be prioritizing poster proposals that intentionally address critical, feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppressive research and practices.

I’m ready to submit!

The Poster Proposals Submission form is available here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel4jYto7UlLlbbVrPYDMP7o7ZUP7Bjg5wReKLQx37f7_LvGA/viewform

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 2/13/19

Presenters notified: 2/27/19

Submit final poster: 3/20/19

Poster Session: 4/1/19 – 4/5/19

I still have questions!

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Shimada at jennifer.shimada@gmail.com<mailto:jennifer.shimada@gmail.com>

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(via Toni Anaya, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)

The ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee seeks proposals on the following topic for a virtual program in the late spring 2019:

Library and information science literature has devoted increasing interest and attention to the topic of social justice. We aim to move beyond the theoretical to investigate the various ways librarians have incorporated social justice into the classroom, including as a pedagogy, as it is interwoven with the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” and as an advocacy topic.

We invite proposals from diverse voices and institutions that demonstrate engaging and practical applications of the the successful integration of social justice in library instruction. Proposals should specify how attendees can utilize these approaches and could include lesson plans, classroom activities, demonstrations, or course syllabi. We will ask you to share an artifact or document of your lesson plans, activities, demonstrations, or syllabi with the audience for practical application and adaptation.

Each panelist will have 10-15 minutes to showcase their approach (e.g. a lesson plan, classroom activity, demonstration, course syllabi, etc.). There will be a Q&A period following all presenters.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this form (goo.gl/WGoQCV).

The deadline for proposals is February 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernesto Hernandez (ernestohernandez@weber.edu) and Martha Stuit (stuitm@umich.edu), the ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs.

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Reminder: Early-Bird Registration for ACRL 2019 Ends February 8

(via ACRL)

The early-bird registration deadline for ACRL 2019 is coming Friday, February 8, 2019! Take advantage of discounted registration fees and save $70 or more off advance rates. Not an ACRL member? Join today for additional savings and to become part of the ACRL community.

Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Just as our host city of Cleveland has undergone a revitalization in recent years, library professionals must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge.

Join us in Recasting the Narrative of what it means to be an academic library professional in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles. ACRL 2019 is your once-every-two-years opportunity to access the best information and discover new ideas. You’ll get irreplaceable opportunities to connect with your peers from all over the country and around globe, along with access to content all year long.

When you join your colleagues in Cleveland, you will stay at the forefront of the profession with ACRL 2019’s more than 500 thought-provoking sessions. Topical contributed papers will explore issues such as cross-campus conversations, research data management, critical information literacy, inclusive recruitment practices, librarians as educators and change agents, OER, first-year college students, and more.

You’ll gain cutting-edge knowledge of accessible library resources; mentoring and leadership development; community college libraries; social justice; library residency programs; equity, diversity and inclusion planning; and more in our engaging panel sessions. ACRL 2019’s focused workshops feature sessions on design thinking, culturally diverse library instruction, organizational change, copyright, and more.

Participate in an in-depth preconference and be challenged and inspired by our dynamic keynotes and invited presentations.

ACRL 2019 also features a variety of formal and informal opportunities for you to network and connect with more than 3,000 of your colleagues. Check out our new features and events including Lightning Talks, Trivia Night, Quiet Lounge, Desk Yoga, Xtended Reality, and more, along with a variety of volunteer, relaxation, and wellness opportunities.

Submit your ACRL 2019 registration materials by February 8 to take advantage of discounted rates.

Explore Cleveland

Never flashy. Never trendy. Never perfect. But always rocking. Whether you are into checking out historic sites and museums, relaxing at one of the city’s excellent restaurants or bars, or seeking opportunities to make a difference, Cleveland has you covered. Visit the ACRL 2019 website to learn more and plan your trip!

See you this April in Cleveland!

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(via Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group invites you to join us for three presentations on:

Date: Saturday, January 26th 2019
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Place/Room: Washington State Convention Center, Room 211
Following the BIBFLOW Roadmap: First Steps toward a Linked Data Environment
Marcia Barrett, Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian
University of California, Santa Cruz
UC Santa Cruz Library recently enhanced bibliographic data with identifiers to facilitate the eventual reuse of MARC data as Linked Data. The project was a result of Associate University Librarian Kerry Scott’s desire to position the library system for a linked data environment. Uniform Resource Identifiers, or URIs, were a topic of great discussion in the library community in 2017. The consensus was that the first step in preparation for Linked Data was moving from “strings” of bibliographic data to “things,” machine-actionable identifiers that uniquely identify things on the Semantic Web. Based on recommendations from the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Task Group on URIs in MARC and the BIBFLOW roadmap report produced by UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz Library added URIs to controlled access points in local MARC records as the first step toward a Linked Data bibliographic environment.
This presentation will include what to consider when adding URIs to MARC data, why this is an important first step, and options for achieving URI enrichment.

Benchmarking Vended Authority Control Practices
Rebecca L. Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries
Nancy Poehlmann, Head of Metadata Services
University at Albany, SUNY
In this presentation the authors will share the results of a study designed to benchmark the use of vendors to support authority control activities in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries. Such activities include updating authority or bibliographic records, sourcing authority records, participation in cooperative cataloging efforts, and more. The authors designed a survey and sent it to the Heads of Cataloging or Authority Control Librarians of ARL Libraries. The survey investigated whether and how responding libraries used vendors to create and maintain an authority file and process current cataloging records. The survey gathered demographic and other information about the libraries, and the authors identified trends and correlations between these and other factors. Data gathered included information about how current cataloging is managed, how authority files are kept up to date, future plans regarding the use of vendors for authority control functions, and more. The authors will share their findings, note trends in vended authority control processes, and make recommendations for further research.

New Take on Name Authority Control in a Digital Repository
Marina Morgan, Metadata Librarian
Florida Southern College
The focus of the presentation is the analysis of name authority control in the Florida Southern College Digital Repository to determine the extent to which faculty researchers are represented in researcher identifier databases. A purposive sample of 50 faculty authors were compared against five different databases: Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF), Scopus, Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), and International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). The findings show that while LCNAF and Scopus results are comparable, the difference in the ORCID, VIAF, and ISNI are considerable. Additionally, the results show that the majority of authors are represented in two or three external databases. This has implications for enhancing local authority data by linking to external identifier authority data to augment institutional repository metadata.

Thank you!

Erin Finnerty, Convener, Cynthia A. Romanowski, Incoming Convener

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