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Registration Open for Upcoming IACRL Journal Club Discussions

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

Interested in discussing current topics in librarianship with colleagues in Illinois? Michelle Nielsen Ott is putting together a schedule for the IACRL Journal Club for 2020. Based on feedback, it is switching to bi-monthly and is partnering with the CARLI instruction article club. So far the 2020 schedule is:

  • February 26 at 1 pm (central): We will partner with the CARLI Instruction Committee and discuss Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election” by Stefanie R. Bluemle, Augustana College. Please register here.
  • April 23rd at 12 pm (central):  Emily Gilbert (Rasmussen College) will lead on the topic of virtual reference. Please register here.

If you would like to lead a session in June, August, October, or December, let Michelle know at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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Call for Volunteers: IACRL Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee

(via IACRL)

IACRL is seeking volunteers for an ad-hoc bylaws committee. The committee’s tasks are to review and amend the IACRL bylaws in 2020. The chair is Rob Morrison, National Louis University.

If interested, please contact Rob, at Rob.Morrison@nl.edu.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Free IACRL Webinar
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty

Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of “open”, librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

Register here. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, 2019-2020 IACRL President, at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Free IACRL Webinar

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty

Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of ‘open,’ librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

Register Here: https://www.ila.org/events/iacrl-webinar. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, 2019-2020 IACRL President, atmnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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Update, 12/5/19

Due to low registration, IACRL has decided to cancel the webinar showing. It has not yet been rescheduled.

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Join us at the NIU Founders Memorial Library for an ACRL webinar “Copyright and Course Reserves: Print Reserves” on Friday, December 6, starting at 9:00 AM. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the Founders NIU Memorial Library.

Directions to the library are available here. The Visitors Lot is next to the library, and parking costs $5.00.

Please RSVP by e-mailing Sarah McHone-Chase, at mchonechase@niu.eduThere is no charge to attend the webinar.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

IACRL to Host ACRL Webinar at NIU

Join us at the NIU Founders Memorial Library for an ACRL webinar “Copyright and Course Reserves: Print Reserves” on December 6thstarting at 9 am. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the NIU Memorial Library.

Directions to the library: https://library.niu.edu/ulib/content/aboutus/locations/directions.shtml

The Visitors Lot is next to the library and costs $5 to park.

RSVP by emailing Sarah McHone-Chase mchonechase@niu.edu

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

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 here.

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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!

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(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

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(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.  

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