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Call for (Additional) Proposals: IACRL @ ILA–Deadline is June 30

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL President)

Did you miss the deadline to propose a program for the 2017 ILA Annual Conference? Good news: you have another chance! The ILA Conference Program Committee has reserved several spots for additional academic library programming. We’re especially interested in programs related to the following topics.

  • marketing and outreach
  • programming
  • leadership
  • instruction
  • assessment
  • scholarly communication/collections

Bonus points if your proposal relates to the Conference themes below.

  • community and campus engagement and wellness
  • compassionate service
  • internal and external leadership at all levels
  • activism and social justice initiatives
  • student success and achievement
  • behind the scenes work that supports access and the patron experience
  • assessment and data driven decision making

Program proposal submissions are due by Friday, June 30. To submit a proposal, go here and click the big blue “Submit Your Program Proposal” button.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Harmon or Carolyn Ciesla.

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ILA Election Results Released

The results of the Illinois Library Association’s elections are in! In a close contest for President-Elect, Cynthia L. Fuerst, Vernon Area Public Library District, received 374 votes (52 percent) to 344 for Amanda McKay, Effingham Public Library. Also, two of the races for Director-at-Large included librarians from academic or research libraries. Anne Slaughter, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, received 513 votes (72 percent) to 199 for Tina Louise Happ, from the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. In another race, Reina Williams, from the Library at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, received 444 votes (63 percent) to 262 for Sue Franzen, Illinois State University.

The full election results are available here. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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IACRL Election Results Released

The IACRL election results are in! Eric Edwards of the Illinois State Library was elected Vice-President/President-Elect, receiving 55 out of 55 votes. (He ran unopposed.) Ariel Orlov from Adler University won the race for Secretary, receiving 32 out of 58 votes cast. Tara Wood, University of Illinois at Chicago, received the remaining 26 votes. Congratulations to the newly-elected officers!

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

Do you have a colleague who has done wonderful work in an academic library? Have they done important research? Have they provided exemplary service to professional organization? The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and the Illinois Library Association are looking for nominations for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year! Nominations are due by Monday, May 15.

The nomination process is simple. You don’t have to have letters of support or lots of other documentation, although you can attach it if available. More information and the nomination link are available here.

The recipient will receive a certificate, a financial award totaling $500, and have their name added to the plaque at the Illinois State Library. The award is presented by IACRL and CARLI.

Also, consider nominating an academic librarian for one of the ILA’s other awards. Those are listed here.

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Spring, 2017, Issue of IACRL Newsletter is Available

The Spring, 2017, issue of the IACRL Newsletter is out! To access it, click here. Some of this issue’s highlights are listed below.

  • ACRL 2017 Conference Preview: find out when and where your Illinois colleagues will be presenting
  • messages from  IACRL President Lindsay Harmon, CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, and ILA President Melissa Gardner
  • profiles of award winners, including Library Luminaries Jessie White and Kip Kolkmeier, along with Atkinson/Demco Award recipient Dee Brennan
  • how libraries are serving refugees and asylum-seekers

There is also a Health Science Librarians of Illinois update, which appears on pages 10 and 18 and includes some of the highlights from last fall’s conference.

Thank you to the IACRL Communications Committee and other contributors for all of their hard work in making this issue a success!

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Reminder: IACRL Seeking Candidates for 2017-18 Officers

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

Would you like to get more involved with your library colleagues in Illinois? Do you want to meet fun and interesting people while improving academic librarianship? The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) wants you!

IACRL is accepting nominations for Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President/President-Elect for 2017-18, with the term starting in October, 2017. If you would like more information, please see our bylaws, or contact Past President Gwen Gregory, at ggregory@uic.edu. Please send nominations to Gwen by Friday, February 17. Nominations should include a brief bio and a photo.

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IACRL Seeks Candidates for 2017-18 Officers

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

Would you like to get more involved with your library colleagues in Illinois? Do you want to meet fun and interesting people while improving academic librarianship? The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) wants you!

IACRL is accepting nominations for Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President/President-Elect for 2017-18, with the terms starting in October 2017. If you would like more information, please see our bylawsor contact Past President Gwen Gregory, at ggregory@uic.edu. Please send nominations to Gwen by Friday, February 17. Nominations should include a brief bio and a photo.

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Attend IACRL Unconference and Luncheon at ILA Annual Meeting

(via Carolyn Ciesla, Prairie State College)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries will host an Unconference and a Luncheon at this year’s ILA Annual Meeting. Both events will take place on Thursday, October 20. The IACRL Unconference Hackathon (which does not involve any actual computer coding), will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Room 48 of the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. A hackathon is defined as “an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming”. IACRL and ILA want to take the typical hackathon and turn it on its head. Join your academic library colleagues for a morning of collaborative programming of the profession. Attendees will have the chance to participate in activities for both new and experienced librarians. Look at your job, your duties, and your role through a new lens–there are no limits.

Immediately following the Unconference is the IACRL Luncheon, with guest speaker Derek Blaida, lobbyist for ILA. Please consider joining to meet IACRL members and learn about upcoming activities. Registration for ILA is required to attend the Unconference and the Luncheon. Please be sure to check the appropriate boxes to let planners know you plan to attend. To register, go here.

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Piotrowski Named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

Pattie Piotrowski, who recently started a position as University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been named the 2016 ILA Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year. The award, which is sponsored by CARLI, recognizes an Illinois librarian who has had a statewide impact on academic or research librarianship, or on library development. Piotrowski has a long history of service to Illinois library organizations, including currently serving as the President of the Illinois Library Association. She has also contributed many years of service to IACRL, including three years on the Executive Board, from 2012 to 2015 (one each as Vice-President/President-Elect, President, and Past President). Piotrowski has been involved with planning for several IACRL conferences, including chairing the committee for the 2014 meeting, and she has managed the IACRL booth at ILA conferences. She has made numerous efforts to recruit new members to IACRL and to provide additional educational opportunities for members, such as receiving an update on legislative issues from an ILA lobbyist at the IACRL Luncheon.

To read the full announcement, go here. Congratulations, Pattie!

 

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IACRL Election Results

(results via Cyndi Robinson, ILA)

The results for the 2016 IACRL election are in! Carolyn Ciesla, Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at Prairie State College, was elected Vice-President/President-Elect. She ran unopposed and received all 69 votes cast. She will serve one year as Vice-President, to be followed by a year as President. Eric Edwards, Interlibrary Loan Librarian at the Illinois State Library, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. He also ran unopposed and received all 69 votes cast. He will serve one year. Carolyn and Eric will both begin their terms at the conclusion of the IACRL luncheon and business meeting (during the ILA annual conference) on Thursday, October 20. At that time, current Vice-President Lindsay Harmon will become President, and current President Gwen Gregory will move into the position of Past President.

Congratulations to the new officers, and thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s election!

 

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