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ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL, at the request of its Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), has endorsed the Protocols for Native American Materials.

In April 2006 a group of nineteen Native American and non-Native American archivists, librarians, museum curators, historians, and anthropologists gathered at Northern Arizona University Cline Library in Flagstaff, Arizona. The participants included representatives from fifteen Native American, First Nation, and Aboriginal communities. The group met to identify best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of American Indian archival material held by non-tribal organizations.

The resulting Protocols build upon numerous professional ethical codes; a number of significant international declarations recognizing Indigenous rights, including several now issued by the United Nations; and the ground-breaking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives, and Information Services.

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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

Just a quick reminder that the deadline to volunteer for any ACRL committee is Friday, February 14. The University Libraries Section encourages everyone to submit a volunteer form.

Submit a volunteer form if:

  • You are not on a committee and want to give back to the profession
  • You are not on a committee and are looking for national service opportunities
  • Your term on a committee is ending and you want to serve another term on that committee
  • Your term on a committee is ending and you want to serve on a different committee
  • Your term on a committee is not ending but you want to add another opportunity to your service efforts

ULS have a variety of committees and discussion groups. All of our committees do virtual work and most do not require attendance to either the MidWinter meeting or Annual Conference (of course, we are happy for you to attend either or both). Visit our LibGuides for more information about our service opportunities.

You can find more information about volunteering on the ACRL volunteer web page.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

If you would like to find out more about submitting a proposal, join members of the ACRL 2021 Conference Committee for a free hour-long webcast at 1:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, to get information on how to put forward your best ACRL Conference proposal. (Convert additional time zones online.)

During this live webcast, committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on the overall process and show examples of successful proposals. Discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission, maximize your chances of acceptance, and ask any questions you may have.

Facilitators:

Beth McNeil, ACRL 2021 Conference Chair
Lee LeFleur, ACRL 2021 Panel Sessions Committee Co-Chair
Willie Miller, ACRL 2021 Invited Presentations Committee Co-Chair
Kathy Parsons, ACRL 2021 Roundtable Discussions Committee Co-Chair
Paul Sharpe, ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference Committee Co-Chair
Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development

Submit your free registration online. A recording of the session will be available on the ACRL 2021 website shortly after the live event.

Check out the complete ACRL 2021 Call for Participation to learn more, or contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions.

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(via Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University)

You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey of academic librarians for integrating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.  The purpose of this survey is to determine the adoption of the Framework into information literacy (IL) instruction sessions and assessment programs in college libraries in the U.S.

It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. You may request a summary of the survey results by participating. The survey closes on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

If you are willing to participate, click the link below to continue.

http://rider.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJGIgvP0mIYwtnv

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

My name is Amanda Y. Makula. I am a faculty member at Copley Library at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.  My co-investigator Laura S. Turner and I are conducting a research study funded by an ACRL Scholarly Communications Research Grant (http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/scholcommgrants) and we would like to invite you to participate if you work in an academic library. We plan to publish the results of this research and share it at a professional library conference.

The purpose of this study is to learn if and why academic libraries and their archives are intentionally collecting, curating, and/or preserving materials — of any type — created or owned by their local public community.

There is no compensation for taking part in this survey, but you will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to provide your e-mail address to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

For full information and to begin the survey, please click: http://usd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5mD66ktTsXNalM1.

The survey will close on Friday, Jan. 31.

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UIUC’s Benson is ACRL Member of the Week

(via ACRL)

Sarah Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is ACRL’s Member of the Week. Some of her responses to interview questions are below. To read the full interview, please go to https://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/18800

Describe ACRL in three words: Connecting, network, colleagues.

What do you value about ACRL? I really value the opportunity to collaborate with others during webinars and in person conferences. I co-chair the Copyright Discussion Group and we always have fascinating discussions about current copyright issues facing libraries during the ALA meetings. Come join us!

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? I help librarians, faculty, staff, students and library patrons with copyright issues they face daily such as fair use, author’s rights, teaching with copyrighted materials and more. The questions are rarely, if ever, the same and it is a fascinating job because I learn something new almost every single day.

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Northwestern’s Brdecka is ACRL Member of the Week

(via ACRL)

John D. Brdecka, Head of Print Collection Management at Northwestern University Libraries, is ACRL’s Member of the Week. Some of his responses to interview questions are below. To read the full interview, please go here.

Congratulations!

Describe ACRL in three words

Networking, continuous learning, leadership.

What do you value about ACRL?

I value the community it creates. There are many challenges academic librarians face on a regularly basis and having ACRL and its community available to help transform the challenges into opportunities is a valuable resource.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus?

My role at Northwestern University Libraries is to maximize service by managing our use of space. And that means much more than where we put our books. Space is a complicated issue because a library is always changing. The contents of its shelves are never static, and its spaces are put to new and different purposes all the time. When we’re doing our jobs right, we are learning all we can about faculty and student needs and then adjusting our services–and our spaces–accordingly. Over many years, with the help of our off-site high-density shelving facility we have transformed static areas of the library into dynamic spaces that accommodate collaborative study, research consulting, and other services supporting the way 21st century scholars work. Much of modern academic life centers on interdisciplinary research, and we’ve responded to facilitate that in our buildings. We have an extensive array of spaces–both on and off campus–and it’s my honor to help make sure each square foot is providing Northwestern with the maximum value.

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(via ACRL)

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 Jon E. Cawthorne invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2020-21 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 Friday, February 14, 2020. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

As you may or may not be aware, the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (“the Standards”) was replaced by the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (“the Framework”) in 2015.

This means that the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing, established in 2013, is in need of revision to align with the Framework.

Our intended audience is librarians, especially those connected with information literacy (IL) instruction for Nursing and the Health Sciences. We are seeking information on how you’ve been using the ACRL Framework thus far in instructional sessions/contexts for Nursing and the Health Sciences. We are also capturing information on instructional technologies as connected to this topic and whether you would be interested in seeing the draft of the Framework for IL in Higher Ed in Nursing when it’s ready.

Prospective participants can access the survey through this link.

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(via Caroline Sinkinson, University of Colorado Boulder)

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian? If yes, consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian! If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself. The nomination form is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_LdzWiHP-eWNCKegswC8V3eFkwRg3_4Hm7CUfzkH7hDYvOw/viewform?c=0&w=1.

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee wants to highlight excellent teaching librarians. Several times during the year, the committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. This feature provides a way to showcase amazing teaching librarians on the ACRL Instruction Section website (http://acrl.ala.org/IS/category/istm/featured-teaching-librarian/) and share their best teaching practices with others in the field. Consider nominating (http://goo.gl/forms/eWVcDnop8C) yourself or someone you think is amazing!

Nominations are due by Saturday, January 25.

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