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(via IACRL)

Interested in additional opportunities to network with your fellow academic librarians at next week’s Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, while unwinding after a long day of presentations? Don’t miss dinner with colleagues on the evening of Tuesday, October 22, and the pub stroll on the evening of Wednesday, October 23.

From 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22, enjoy a meal and conversation with other Illinois academic librarians at The Alehouse in Tinley Park (9501 West 171st Street in Tinley Park). For more information, including a menu, click here. Need a ride to the restaurant? Meet in the lobby of the Conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Tinley Park, at 6:45 PM. Please note that sign-up is required to attend dinner with colleagues, regardless of how one plans to travel to and from the restaurant. Sign up here to reserve your spot at The Alehouse.

The following evening, Wednesday, October 23, join your fellow Conference attendees on the pub stroll, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Make sure to stop by The Primal Cut Steakhouse, at 17344 South Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, which the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is hosting. More information, including a menu, is available here. Need transportation to the pub stroll? A trolley service will run between the Tinley Park Convention Center (meet at the South Lobby entrance) and the Tinley Park Metra station’s parking lot on North Street at Oak Park Avenue. For more information, including a map of the locations on the pub stroll, please see page 58 of the Conference book. No registration is required to attend the pub stroll.

Please direct any questions to Cyndi Robinson, Illinois Library Association Deputy Director, at robinson@ila.org. We hope to see you at these gatherings!

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Share tips, ideas, and best practices relevant to promoting the value of your academic library. On Tuesday, November 5, 10:00-11:30 AM, RAILS and IACRL will host an online roundtable associated with the “My Library Is…” campaign. This event will include short presentations, as well as a facilitated discussion on issues relating to promoting the value of the academic library.

Any staff from any academic library is invited to register. Students from MLIS and LTA programs with an interest in academic libraries are also encouraged to attend. Attendees do not need to be members of RAILS or IACRL. Learn more and register: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29944

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please email Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info with your idea by Friday, September 13.  

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) seeks a site or sites that would be interested in hosting a viewing of an ACRL webinar this fall. The webinars that ACRL makes available for the statewide chapters to show (a comprehensive listing is forthcoming, but information on recent webinars is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/webcasts) cover a variety of current issues in academic librarianship. These topics range from diversity to scholarly communications, and the webinars include advice and insights from experienced practitioners in the field. The most recent of IACRL’s ACRL webinar viewings, which Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted this past June, featured “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace”.

Each webinar itself lasts usually around an hour. The host site is welcome to incorporate other activities, such as a discussion of the specific issues the webinar raises or related issues in librarianship, networking opportunities, and tours of the library. Members of IACRL who are in attendance can give updates on the organization’s activities and answer any questions. Additionally, IACRL, via the Illinois Library Association, can provide reimbursement for related costs, such as refreshments. Please note that there is no charge to the host library for showing the webinar itself, and membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

If your library would be interested in serving as a host site, or if you would like additional information, please contact Eric Edwards, 2018-2019 IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.gov<mailto:eedwards@ilsos.gov>. Generally, at least a month’s advance notice is necessary for publicizing the webinar, finalizing the format and schedule, and completing any additional tasks.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please email Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info with your idea by Friday, September 13.  

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please e-mail Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info, with your idea by Friday, August 30.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please e-mail Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info<mailto:dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info>, with your idea by Friday, August 30.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

College & Research Libraries News Seeking Cover Art

(via ACRL)

C&RL News is looking for images from library collections to feature on upcoming covers. If you have items in your collections that you think would make attractive C&RL News covers, we would love to see them. To submit images (or image collections), send URLs for Web-based images or images directly as attachments to David Free at dfree@ala.org<mailto:dfree@ala.org>. Please include a brief description of the item and your collection. Images selected to appear as C&RL News covers will require a high-resolution electronic image (300 dpi or higher) to be submitted prior to the publication date. Complete guidelines for the submission of cover illustrations are available on the C&RL News website <http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT04NjY2NzUzJnA9MSZ1PTEwMjMxNTgxNTYmbGk9Njc3NDI4MTg/index.html>.

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(via Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois Springfield)

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) and the University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Library are pleased to host aFREE viewing of the Association of College and Research Libraries webinar “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace.”  This is a recorded webinar, lasting approximately one hour, and is open to all librarians and staff, including academic and public.Membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

A full description of the webinar and the associated learning outcomes is below. There are two articles you can read in preparation, but attend even if you don’t have time to look them over. Also included is a link to an ALA/ACRL information page Keeping Up with Implicit Bias that contains information.

Dalton, S. & Villagran, M. (2018) Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace: Be proactive, part one. College and Research Library News. 79 (9).

Dalton, S. & Villagran, M. (2018) Minimizing and addressing microaggressions in the workplace: Be proactive, part two. College and Research Library News. 79 (10)

“Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace.”   

Presenters: Shamika Dalton, interim associate director and professor of legal research at University of Florida Levin College Law; Michele Villagran, assistant professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University.

As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace. We will define the various types of microaggressions that can result from these biases and offer practices for addressing and coping with them. Minimizing and addressing implicit bias and microaggressions can help foster a safe and inclusive work environment.

Learning outcomes:

• Identify biases and microaggressions and how they impact the various aspects of the workplace

• Explore effective practices for minimizing biases and microaggressions in the workplace to create a positive and inclusive work environment

• Learn strategies for reducing bias in library recruitment, hiring, and retention

Viewing will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, in Room 230A, the library’s new Learning Classroom on the Library’s Main Floor, opened in October 2018. Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois Springfield, will give a brief welcome. Also, following the event, please stay for FREE refreshments and an informal opportunity to converse with colleagues on a variety of table topics including Open Educational Resources (OER), imposter syndrome, and others. The event will start at 1:00 with the introduction, then the 1-hour FREE webinar itself, refreshments, and, finally, the discussions afterwards, which will be informal and may last until 4:00 PM. Feel free to attend just the webcast or the discussions (the latter starting at approximately 2:30 PM), or both. It will be a time to get acquainted with new colleagues and re-acquainted with familiar faces in Illinois Libraries.

Directions to campus can be found here: https://library.uis.edu/about/maps.html

Please let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to jmccr01s@uis.edu or 217.206.6597.

If you have any questions, please contact John Laubersheimer (site coordinator), at laubersh@uis.edu, or Eric Edwards (IACRL President), at eedwards@ilsos.gov.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

ACRL has just released the Spring issue of its Chapter Topics Newsletter, which is published twice annually and features activities and projects by ACRL state and regional chapters. The issue includes two articles on last fall’s RAILS/IACRL networking events. One piece, written by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Mackenzie Salisbury, covers the November 6 event at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus, while the other article, which Dan Bostrom of RAILS contributed, discusses the November 12 gathering at Prairie State College. To read both articles and view the accompanying photos and slides, please go here. The Illinois chapter is one of only four, nationally, to have articles appear in this issue.

Thank you very much to Mackenzie Salisbury and Dan Bostrom for their work in putting together the submissions.

Posted in Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Reports | No Comments »