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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 »

(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 »

(via Carolyn Ciesla, IACRL Past President)

Congratulations to our newly elected officers!

  • Vice-president/President-elect: Susan Franzen, Illinois State University
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Heather Jagman, DePaul University Library

Please join me in welcoming them!

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

Elections for IACRL Executive Board Open Monday, April 1

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The polls for the 2019 IACRL board election will open online April 1, 2019 and close on April 30, 2019. Election results will be announced the week of May 6, 2019, pending notification of all candidates. Candidate information is available HERE.

All IACRL personal members of the association are eligible to vote.  Personal Members will receive a Survey Monkey notification including an electronic ballot to cast their vote.

Your personal membership must be current and active as of March 30, 2019, to receive a ballot. Email ila@ila.org if you are not sure about the status of your membership.

 

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

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

In April, RAILS and IACRL will host two more networking events for academic librarians. These events are open to any staff from any Illinois academic library. MLIS and LTA students with an interest in academic libraries are encouraged to register as well. For more information, please contact Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement, at 630-734-5152 or dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info.

RAILS/IACRL Networking Event

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Thursday, April 25

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in academic libraries

Registration: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28742

RAILS/IACRL Networking Event

Methodist College

Peoria, Illinois

Monday, April 29

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus: Telling your story in academic libraries

Registration: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28840

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

(via Carolyn Ciesla, Prairie State College)

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

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

Curious about exactly what kind of committee work this group does? Per the IACRL website:

The Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of the association. The Executive Committee shall receive and discuss ideas, develop recommendations to present to the assembly, plan the schedule of meetings, and perform other duties as needed. The Executive Committee shall periodically review the charge, structure, and function of all committees. The Executive Committee shall seek to strengthen ties with ILA and to ILA committees of interest to IACRL membership.

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

Carolyn Ciesla

IACRL Past President

cciesla@prairiestate.edu

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

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations | No Comments »

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.

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

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.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations | No Comments »