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RAILS and IACRL co-sponsored two networking events last fall, one at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus and the other at Prairie State College. Due to the positive feedback from attendees at those events, we would like to hold several similar gatherings in the spring. We are looking for academic libraries in Illinois that would be willing to serve as host sites. Based on the format RAILS and IACRL used in the fall (we may make some adjustments, however, based on the feedback we received), the events would likely last for two-to-three hours. In addition to networking, attendees would have the opportunity to learn more about RAILS and IACRL activities and opportunities for involvement. There would also be a structured discussion on topics of interest to Illinois academic librarians and, depending on time, a chance to tour the host library. The events would be free of cost to librarians from both RAILS and non-RAILS libraries.

If your institution would be interested in serving as a host site, or if you have any questions on what the format or content of the event would require, please e-mail Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info.

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Call for Volunteers: IACRL Membership Committee

(via Nestor Osorio, Northern Illinois University)

The IACRL Membership Committee needs a few volunteers!

We need IACRL members interested in contributing ideas for promoting membership engagement and retention. No experience is required. Meetings are usually done by phone-conferencing.

Please contact Nestor Osorio, nosorio@niu.edu 815-753-9837

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Call for Nominations: IACRL Officer Elections

(via Carolyn Ciesla, IACRL Past President)

Please consider running for a position on the IACRL Executive Board for next year!

Available positions are Vice President/President-elect and Secretary. Terms are for one year, and responsibilities include regular executive board meetings and some committee work.

If you’re interested, or you think you know someone who may be, please contact:

Carolyn Ciesla
IACRL Past President
cciesla@prairiestate.edu<mailto:cciesla@prairiestate.edu>

We’d love to have you join us! Deadline for submission is March 11.

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Jennifer Marini Jackson, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, has an article in the Fall, 2018, issue of ACRL’s Chapter Topics newsletter, which features recent programming by ACRL chapters across the country. The article discusses the IACRL-related activities that took place at this year’s ILA Annual Conference, including the Unconference, Luncheon, and Business Meeting. To read it, go to https://acrlchapters.libguides.com/c.php?g=893523&p=6425097Congratulations, Jennifer!

Also, if you missed the Spring issue, the slides from the presentation that Jan Chindlund, Dean of the Library at Columbia College Chicago (since retired), gave at the 2017 IACRL Luncheon are available, at https://acrlchapters.libguides.com/c.php?g=745664&p=5340406. The presentation describes the projects and initiatives the Columbia College Library undertook that contributed to its being selected for an ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

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Reminder: IACRL Seeking Volunteers for Its Committees

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with your library peers at the state level? Do you want to play an important role in helping the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries fulfill its mission? Then consider volunteering for an IACRL committee! All of the organization’s committees-Awards, Communications, Conference and Continuing Education, Membership, and Nominations-are currently seeking new members. To see lists chairs and members for each committee (the information will be updated once this year’s rosters are set), go to https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-committees. Descriptions of the committees are available in the IACRL Bylaws, at https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-bylaws (scroll down about two-thirds of the way).

If you would like to serve on an IACRL committee, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net. Thank you for your interest.

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Monday, November 12, from 9:30 AM to noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Prairie State College library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27828

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Connect with academic library colleagues in your area! On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:30-noon, RAILS and IACRL will host a networking event at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

This event is open to all academic librarians and will feature more information on RAILS and IACRL (Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries) programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To register, please use L2:

https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=27576

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IACRL Seeking Volunteers for Its Committees

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with your library peers at the state level? Do you want to play an important role in helping the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries fulfill its mission? Then consider volunteering for an IACRL committee! All of the organization’s committees–Awards, Communications, Conference and Continuing Education, Membership, and Nominations–are currently seeking new members. To see lists chairs and members for each committee (the information will be updated once this year’s rosters are set), go to https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-committees. Descriptions of the committees are available in the IACRL Bylaws, at https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-bylaws (scroll down about two-thirds of the way).

If you would like to serve on an IACRL committee, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net. Thank you for your interest!

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(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria campus)

The UIC Library of the Health Sciences Peoria will be hosting the ACRL Webinar Recording: “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction” presented by Jason Puckett on Wednesday, October 24th at 1 PM to 3 PM.

Please RSVP by clicking or copying/pasting this link: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aawxqdYFMS6HrLv

The schedule will begin with brief introductions. We will then start the webinar, which will last about an hour. The other reserved time will allow for discussion and networking with your peers. Light refreshments will be served.

The Library of the Health Sciences Peoria is located on 1 Illini Dr., Peoria IL, 61605 in the University of Illinois College of Medicine building. Parking is available in the visitors’ lot for $1.

Please contact IACRL President Eric Edwards, EEdwards@ILSOS.NET, or the host, Emily Johnson, emj11@uic.edu, with any questions you have about this event

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The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is holding an ACRL webinar viewing at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria. The event will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24. In addition to watching the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to network with colleagues and also discuss the webinar’s content.

The IACRL Executive Board is seeking feedback on which webinar potential attendees would be most interested in viewing. Please take a few minutes to complete the poll that is linked to below. If you could do so by Monday, October 8, that would work well. Once IACRL has finalized the webinar choice, an official announcement, including registration instructions and directions to UIC-Peoria, will go out on the listserv.

https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87IgdI6kBnUkdWR

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