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(via Kimberley Edwards, George Mason University)

Telling the Technical Services Story – Call for chapters

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from authors for a new monograph of case studies exploring methods to improve communication in technical services departments.

Summary:

In an era of increased cross-departmental collaboration and decreased budgets, it has become more and more important for technical services departments to be able to communicate their story and demonstrate their positive impact on users – whether to their administration, their colleagues in other areas of the library, or even within their own departments.  The case studies in this monograph will highlight such projects from a range of libraries.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans in all types of libraries.

Chapter length: 4,000-5,000 words (Approx. 8-10 pages)

Preliminary Table of Contents:

The monograph is expected to be separated into five sections:

  • Communication within technical services
  • Communication with colleagues outside of the department
  • Communication with library administration
  • Communication with outside stakeholders
  • Communication to promote yourself

Chapter author(s), please provide:

  • A brief abstract of your proposed chapter (600-800 words)
  • A brief biographical statement of the author(s)

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2019 to alctsmonographs@lists.ala.org. Notification of acceptance will occur by December 31, 2019. Selected authors should plan to submit the final draft of their chapter no later than May 18, 2020.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join us for programming created just for academic library professionals at this year’s ILA Annual Conference. The conference will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL.IACRL (Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries) @ ILA sessions were created with academic librarians in mind, with opportunities to network throughout the conference, including the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 23. Pre-registration is required for the luncheon. 

The last day to secure the early bird rate to attend the ILA Annual Conference is Monday, September 16. Single day registration is also available. If you need to convince your manager that you should attend we have an attendee justification form you can use to help you case! Don’t wait, review the programming, register to attend, and plan your very own IACRL conference!

For more information on the sessions, please go to https://www.ila.org/content/documents/IACRL_at_ILA_Schedule.pdf.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is open for the 2019 ILA Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL.

This year’s conference speakers include Bridget C. Coughlin, President and CEO of the Shedd Aquarium, Eugenia Cheng, Corrie Wallace, multilingual anti-oppression educator and consultant, authors Andrea Beaty and Tracy Clark, and Mark A. Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at ARL.

Register by Monday, September 16, to get the early bird rate! For additional information on the conference and speakers, please visit the ILA website<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=0ff8fa08b6&e=b9a4efc184>.

Speaker Update

Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Dr. Sadia Warsi will no longer be presenting at this year’s ILA Annual Conference. We look forward to having her present at a future conference.

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(via Elaine Hirsch, Lewis & Clark College)

The CLS Communications Committee invites submissions for the Fall 2019 CLS Newsletter. This is an opportunity to highlight happenings at your library with colleagues across the country.

Did your library launch an innovative program or host a successful event? Did your library receive a grant? Are there any presentations, publications, or other professional accomplishments you’d like to share?

Submissions should be less than 500 words and images are welcome!  Check the CLS Newsletter Archive for ideas:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter

The deadline for submissions is September 27. Articles can be sent to jayne.blodgett@unco.edu

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(via Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin)

As you get ready to register for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, don’t forget to explore the great slate of CE courses we have lined up. CE courses will be held on Saturday, October 5, and offer 3 or 4 MLA CE credits.

Continuing Education Courses

Discover…scoping reviews and reliable publishing

Connect…with your local community

Collaborate…with partnerships and copyright

Don’t forget about our free CE class on Monday, Finding Leadership and Management Opportunities Where You Are – it’s included with your registration.

For complete course and instructor information, visit the meeting website and follow us on Facebook. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Milwaukee!

Your 2019 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee,

Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dora Davis, ProHealth Care
Michele Matucheski, Ascension
Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA | 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 Brian Lym, Hunter College)

This deadline has been extended to Monday, September 9.  The editors are especially interested in submissions relating to assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, either as it stands in a particular institution or assessment of DEI efforts; leveraging institutional politics, and working with the community outside of our institutions.

Call for Chapter Proposals

Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are requested for an edited volume titled Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries, to be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Head Editors are Brian Lym (Hunter College) and Corliss Lee (University of California, Berkeley), and Co-Editors are Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi University), Jonathan Cain (University of Oregon), and Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman College).

We are seeking case studies, qualitative research studies, quantitative research studies, survey research studies, and other research-based solutions that can be implemented in today’s libraries.  A more detailed outline appears below.

Proposals, including a 600-800 word abstract, should be submitted by September 9, 2019 (new date).  Notification of acceptance will occur by the end of September 2019.  Selected authors should expect to submit a full draft of their article no later than January 14, 2020.

Call for Proposals:

https://tinyurl.com/yyefwazv

Send questions to Head Editors Brian Lym (blym@hunter.cuny.edu) and Corliss Lee (clee@library.berkeley.edu).

Book Outline

The well-documented lack of diversity in the academic library workforce remains problematic, especially given growing expectations that the overall academic workforce be more representative of the increasingly diverse student bodies at our colleges and universities.  That the lack of diversity is especially notable among the professional ranks (librarians, library leadership, and administrators) is indicative of inequity of opportunities for people of color and “minoritized” ethnic groups.

Further, remediation of racial and ethnic diversity in the academic library workplace raises broader diversity issues, including individuals with identities outside the gender binary and other individuals who face discrimination due to their sexual orientation, disabilities, religious affiliation, military status, age, or other identities.

Emerging efforts to diversify the academic library workplace are pointedly raising issues of inclusion in libraries where demographic homogeneity has historically prevailed.  With Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we hope to capture emerging research and practice that demonstrate ways academic libraries and librarians can work with and within their institutions to create a more equitable and representative workforce.

Part 1:  Leveraging and Deploying Systemic and Bureaucratic/Structural Solutions Since colleges and universities are hierarchical and complex systems with centralized and bureaucratic controls that can effect or impede transformative change, academic library leaders need to leverage and deploy formal structures and administrative resources to achieve DEI excellence.

Themes:

  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Retention and Advancement
  • Professional Development and Support
  • Assessment: Tracking DEI Progress

Part 2:  Leveraging Collegial Networks, Politics, and Symbols:

Strengthening and Deepening Change for DEI Excellence; Acknowledging and deploying collegial networks, leveraging informal and formal political power, and symbolic resources to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence in academic libraries.

Themes:

  • Navigating Collegial Networks and Normative Expectations Leveraging the Politics of Organizational Behavior (formal and informal power)
  • Reinforcing the Message: Deploying Change Through Deployment of Symbolic Activities
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(via ACRL)

ACRL is pleased to announce a new round of Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships, offering approximately 6 travel scholarships of up to $2,000 each in fiscal year 2020 for librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.

ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals to apply for funding to present their work at higher education conferences or disciplinary conferences where they will reach audiences outside the library field. The presentations may be based on practice-based work or formal research projects.

New in 2019-2020: Proposals can be related to any of ACRL’s four strategic goal areas or the Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as articulated in the ACRL Plan for Excellence.

The program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee to support librarians in their efforts to communicate to our partners in higher education including administrators, scholars, and teachers working in all disciplines. These travel scholarships support the community in taking up a recommendation from the ACRL report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared by OCLC Research and released in September 2017 for download or purchase) that academic librarians effectively communicate their contributions both up to institutional stakeholders and out to other departments.

Scholarship applications are due by 5 p.m. Central Time on Monday, September 16, 2019. Read more about eligibility, application instructions, and criteria in the full call for proposals.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | 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 Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee (PDC) welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2019-2020:

  • Evolving Models for Public Services and Learning Spaces
  • Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Data Management and Visualization
  • Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

To receive full consideration for the 2019-2020 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. Please submit proposals at https://www.acrl.ala.org/ULS/online-program-proposal-submission-form/.

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy, Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu. The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

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