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ACRL Releases 2019 Environmental Scan

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries. The 2019 Environmental Scan (PDF) provides a broad review of the current higher education landscape, with special focus on the state of academic and research libraries. The document builds on earlier ACRL reports, including the Top Trends in Academic Libraries, published every other June in C&RL News. The 2019 environmental scan is freely available on the ACRL website (PDF).

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(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

Call for Science and Technology Section Liaisons

Are you a member of a science/technology organization?

Do you normally attend the conference/meeting of the organization?

Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?”

If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to share annual meeting reports and updates via the STS email list, present to the community about what they’ve learned in the annual Spring STS Liaisons Online Forum, and more, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions.

The following liaison positions (2-year terms) will be available from July 2019:

·  Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

·  International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)

·  Special Libraries Association Science-Technology Division (SLA DST)

·  Special Libraries Association Physics, Astronomy, and Math Division (SLA PAM)

STS-appointed liaisons:

·  Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)

·  Attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization (funding may be available)

·  Report back to the STS community

·  Annual report on key issues, initiatives, interests of the association within 2 weeks of the association’s annual meeting

·  Updates (conference calls, etc.) via the STS email list

·  Other methods you would like to use!


Apply by June 14th, 2019

Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment (email addresses below) explaining why you are interested in the association that you would like to be liaison for, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association by June 14th, 2019.

Contact: The 2019 STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment

·  Ginny Pannabecker ( )

·  Alison Ricker (

·  Allison Langham-Putrow (

See the full STS Liaisons Committee roster and information here:

For more information about STS liaison work, please visit:

Also see the STS Liaisons Committee FAQ available via a public file on ALA Connect (no need to sign in)

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(via Ashley Crane, Sam Houston State University)

June is a great time to reflect on teaching experiences of the previous academic year and find inspiration for next fall. To that end, the ACRL Instruction Section would like to invite you to join one of two virtual brown bag discussions on Monday June 3rd or Tuesday, June 4th to chat about the following article: Folk, A. L. (2018). Drawing on students’ funds of knowledge: using identity and lived experience to join the conversation in research assignments. Journal of Information Literacy12(2) (free to download at the link). These brown bags are designed as an informal way to share ideas and get to know colleagues around the country-a conversation, rather than a webinar-style presentation. This is a pilot test for the IS Building Virtual Communities Task Force, so if you participate, we’d love to hear your feedback afterward.

Monday June 3, 1pm Central Time discussion room sign-up link:

Tuesday, June 4, 11am Central Time discussion room sign-up link:

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

ACRL’s Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group (LMOIG) is hosting an inaugural Chicago area meetup for librarians interested in forming a community and discussing ideas related to library marketing, events, promotion, and outreach. The event will be held Thursday, May 30, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DePaul University Library in Chicago. Participants do NOT need to be members of the interest group or ACRL to attend or present at the event. To present a lightning talk at the event, fill out the form HERE. Please contact the planning group at with questions.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The team from the IMLS-funded National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics is excited to share two new documents:

These documents represent the culmination of a year-long, community-based effort to shape a better analytics practice that protects our users’ privacy from unwanted third-party tracking and targeting. By pointing to a better analytics practice, the White Paper and the Action Handbook support privacy action in both academic and practitioner settings.

We invite you to read, download, share, and apply the ideas and skills represented in the documents.

More information can be found on our project site:

To talk more about this project or any of these documents, please contact Scott Young, Project Director:

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(via Beth Black, The Ohio State University)

Challenging Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Ideas and Applications

A virtual panel discussion convened by Eamon Tewell of Columbia University with panelists Yi Ding of California State University, Northridge; Chelsea Heinbach and Rosan Mitola of University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Amy Pajewski of West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 11 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific.

What is deficit thinking, and how is it present in libraries and education? The idea that people fail because of personal attributes is pervasive and damaging. In education, deficit models focus on a learner’s weaknesses, ignoring the systemic issues around them. Participants in this discussion will find out what deficit models look like in information literacy and library instruction and learn about teaching strategies that aim to oppose systemic inequalities rather than have students simply adapt to them.

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 Anne Doherty–Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries)

Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, seeks experienced library selectors and academic faculty to serve as peer reviewers. We are currently seeking referees for the following social sciences and science and technology subject collections:

Agriculture  ::  Anthropology  ::  Astronomy  ::  Biology   ::   Business Administration  ::  Chemistry  ::   Computer Science  ::  Economics  ::  Education  ::  Environmental Sciences  ::  General Science  ::  Geography   ::  Geology  ::  Health Sciences + Medicine  ::  Journalism + Communication  ::  Law  ::   Mathematics  ::  Physics  ::  Political Science  ::  Psychology  ::  Sociology  ::  Sports + Recreation  :: Technology + Engineering

This is a one-time professional service opportunity to contribute to a Choice/ACRL publication. To volunteer as a reviewer, contact RCL Project Editor Anne Doherty ( with your CV and a brief description of your qualifications, particularly developing or evaluating core collections and/or teaching in the subject area. Preference will be given to those who apply by June 1, 2019. See FAQs here<>.

We are committed to pursuing equity and inclusion and seek reviewers with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to the RCL work. Learn more about RCL at:<>.

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(via Amanda Nichols, Oakland University)

The ACRL Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee is hosting a virtual discussion forum on “Developing Disciplinary Companion Documents to the ACRL Framework” on Wednesday, May 15, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT, with registration open to all.

This virtual forum is an opportunity for groups updating disciplinary standards, or creating new documents, to share their processes and progress, and have an opportunity to ask questions of each other.

There will be short presentations from the members of the Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) working to update the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing, the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Communication Studies Committee working to update the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals, and the Image Resource Group working to update the Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Please register at

If you previously registered, you have to re-register for this event! 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.

We hope you will attend and participate in this discussion!

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(via Toni Anaya, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Incorporating Social Justice and the Framework in Information Literacy Instruction

ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Program
Monday, May 20, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Central Time
Webinar registration
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing your specific link to join the live meeting.

The ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Program will explore the ways that librarians have incorporated social justice into the classroom, including as a pedagogy, as an advocacy topic, and in conjunction with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Speakers will discuss social justice and the Framework from the practical perspective of how attendees can utilize their approaches to lesson plans, classroom activities, and course syllabi. Attendees will gain ideas, as well as strategies, resources, and instructional artifacts to apply in and modify for their own teaching. The program will offer four presentations by librarians who work directly with these topics, including a 20-minute keynote and three 15-minute presentations on instructional approaches to social justice and the Framework. These presentations are:

Keynote on “Applying Social Justice Frame in Teaching and in Practice,” by Raymond Pun (Instruction/Research Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education) & Dr. Nicole A. Cooke (Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois)

“Silent Sam and the Academy: Confederate Symbols in Higher Education,” by Martha Allen (Chair Research and Instruction Services, Pius XII Memorial Library/Saint Louis University),

“Educating for Social Justice and Information Advocacy using Open Access Platforms from the Southern Region of the World,” by Dr. Sergio Chaparro (Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU Libraries)

“Homing in on Coming Out: Digital Mapping & the Process of Placing Gay Liberation Where You Are,” by Jason Ezell (Instruction & Research Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans) & Lucy Rosenbloom (Systems & Information Resources Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans)

Please contact Martha Stuit ( and Ernesto Hernandez (, co-chairs of the ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee, with any questions.

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(via Mark Lenker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Hannah Rempel, Oregon State University)

Please join us for our “Ask a Grad Student” virtual panel discussion April 30, 3 to 4 pm Central time.  Our panel experts are actual graduate students who are eager to share their perspective on your questions about services, resources, and outreach to graduate students.  This panel discussion is the latest installment of the “Listen and Discuss” webcast series, brought to you by the ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group (ALS4GS).

Our panelists include:

  • Katelyn, a newly minted PhD in anthropology and post-doctoral fellow with UNLV’s Graduate College.
  • Jacklynn, a PhD student in UNLV’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.
  • Kalli, an MA student in Literature at Oregon State University.
  • Jasmine, an MS student in Forestry Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University.

Our discussion will take place in ACRL’s Zoom meeting room.  Please register here:

A unique login link will be sent from Zoom to each person “after” they register.

Please do not enter the meeting room more than 15 minutes before the start time.

You will not be able to enter a meeting without first installing an add-in. Instructions on how to install can be found on ACRL’s Virtual Meetings LibGuide:

If you have any questions about this webcast or about the ALS4GS Interest Group, please let us know.

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