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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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Please mark your calendar for the afternoon of Wednesday, October 24, for an ACRL webinar viewing at the Peoria campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences. This will be a great opportunity to network with your fellow Illinois academic librarians, while also increasing your professional knowledge by watching the webinar and having an opportunity to discuss it with other attendees. Watch for more details soon.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

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 programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

More opportunities for academic library networking will be announced soon.

To register, please use L2:

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

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

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 programs and services, as well as a structured discussion and a tour of the Northwestern University Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

More opportunities for academic library networking will be announced soon.

To register, please use L2:

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

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This is a reminder that the Reaching Across Illinois Library System and the Illinois Heartland Library System are seeking feedback from IACRL members and others on what topics they would like to see covered in continuing-education sessions. Many of the CE programs that the organizations currently offer are intended more for public, school, or special libraries. Both RAILS and IHLS would like to offer some programming that is of specific interest and relevance to academic librarians in Illinois.

If there are any topics, especially areas that you could apply to your daily work, that you or your colleagues would like to see covered in a CE session, please let me know. I will then pass that information along to RAILS and IHLS. As information about additional types of programming becomes available, the IACRL leadership will forward that, also.

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Reminder: IACRL Forming Virtual Journal-Discussion Group

This is a reminder that the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is seeking to form a virtual journal-discussion club. (Thank you very much to everyone who has expressed interest so far.) The club would meet online once a month (or at a different frequency, depending on member preferences and availability) to discuss journal articles of interest to academic and research librarians in Illinois. The articles could come from any scholarly publication covering topics relevant to academic librarianship. Possible titles that are accessible for free online include College & Research Libraries and College & Research Libraries News. Club members would choose the articles before each meeting and also decide on questions to discuss, related to the topics of the articles.

The club would be an excellent opportunity for IACRL members to engage with colleagues from across the state, while staying current on the latest trends and issues affecting academic and research libraries. ACRL chapters in other states have had success with similar groups. If you would be interested in joining or managing the club, including hosting the meetings online (Google Hangouts is an option, depending on the number of participants), or if you have any questions on what the group’s activities might involve, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at eedwards@ilsos.net.

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This is a reminder about next week’s ACRL webinar viewing at UIC’s Daley Library. In addition to refreshments, there will be some freebies from ACRL. If you are not familiar with Daley Library and the UIC campus, go here for general directions. The interactive map will direct you to the library’s location. Parking nearby is available in the Halsted Street parking structure or the one on Harrison Street. The cost should not exceed $13.00, depending on how long one is parked there. If you are taking public transportation to campus, the Blue Line (UIC Halsted stop) or the CTA bus lines (please see the CTA Trip Planner), will bring you closest to the library. (Thank you to Gwen Gregory for providing this information.)

More information is below.

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Library are pleased to host a viewing of the Association of College and Research Libraries webinar “Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides”, presented by Jason Puckett. This recorded webinar, lasting approximately one hour, will cover the latest tools and strategies for making library research guides as “user-friendly” as possible for students and others. A full description of the webinar and the associated learning outcomes is below.

Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides (Jason Puckett)
Web design, in the form of creating online research guides, has become a big part of many librarians’ jobs, but we’re rarely taught how to do it well. Most of us learn the nuts and bolts of how to make guides, without learning the principles of how to make them usable — the simple techniques of visual and textual design that can help us create guides that users will understand more easily, and stick around to use.

Learning outcomes:

  • How usability design affects library users’ experience
  • What librarians don’t know — but need to — about web usability
  • Easy to use principles of usability that can immediately improve your research guides
  • Free resources to share with your librarians and guide authors to better inform your institutional style plans

The viewing will take place on Thursday, June 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, in Room 1-470 of the Daley Library. Mary Case, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a brief welcome. Also, following the event, please stay for refreshments and an opportunity to converse with colleagues.There is no charge to attend this event, and registration is not required. If you could RSVP to Eric Edwards (see below for e-mail address), to ensure there are enough refreshments, however, that would be greatly appreciated.

More information, including directions to campus, is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Gregory (site coordinator), at ggregory@uic.edu, or Eric Edwards (IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect), at eedwards@ilsos.net.

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IACRL Election Results Announced

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Past President)

The results of this spring’s elections for IACRL office are as follows:

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Michelle Nielsen Ott, Methodist College – Elected
Nestor L. Osorio, Northern Illinois University

SECRETARY
Carl Lehnen, University of Illinois at Chicago- Elected

Mallory Sajewski, Western Illinois University

On behalf of the IACRL Executive Board and the Awards Committee, I’d like thank all of the candidates for their participation, and to welcome Michelle and Carl to the Executive Board!

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The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Library are pleased to host a viewing of the Association of College and Research Libraries webinar “Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides”, presented by Jason Puckett. This recorded webinar, lasting approximately one hour, will cover the latest tools and strategies for making library research guides as “user-friendly” as possible for students and others. A full description of the webinar and the associated learning outcomes is below.

Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides (Jason Puckett)
Web design, in the form of creating online research guides, has become a big part of many librarians’ jobs, but we’re rarely taught how to do it well. Most of us learn the nuts and bolts of how to make guides, without learning the principles of how to make them usable — the simple techniques of visual and textual design that can help us create guides that users will understand more easily, and stick around to use.

Learning outcomes:

  • How usability design affects library users’ experience
  • What librarians don’t know — but need to — about web usability
  • Easy to use principles of usability that can immediately improve your research guides
  • Free resources to share with your librarians and guide authors to better inform your institutional style plans

The viewing will take place on Thursday, June 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, in Room 1-470 of the Daley Library. Mary Case, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a brief welcome. Also, following the event, please stay for refreshments and an opportunity to converse with colleagues.

More information, including direction to campus, is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Gregory (site coordinator), at ggregory@uic.edu, or Eric Edwards (IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect), at eedwards@ilsos.net.

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