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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

We anticipate over 260 ACRL members will be attending their first ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. We’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience.

Experienced conference-goers attending ALA Annual 2018 are invited to be a buddy for a first-time ACRL attendee by providing advice and guidance before or during the conference. It’s easy — you don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out. If you’ve ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate the conference and learn more about ACRL, that’s all it takes

You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Convention Center in room Blaine-Kern A-D (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans), the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., or meet for coffee. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).

It’s easy to sign up!  Just go here. Read new attendee profiles, and click “sign up” to be a buddy to that person. The deadline to sign up is June 20.

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(via Kim Copenhaver, Eckerd College)

Ready to climb the leadership ladder within ALA? Interested in increasing your involvement with the Association? Not sure where to start?

Embark on the path to leadership as an ALA or Council Committee Intern. Join ALA’s Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee (TOLD) to learn more about the application process, expectations and benefits of participation. Members of the ALA TOLD Committee, current Interns and Intern program alumni will share their experiences, application tips and more at the Your path to ALA leadership! ALA & Council Intern Discussion Group at 2018 ALA Annual.

9-10 a.m.Sunday, June 24

Morial Convention Center, Rm 210

Sign-up for this session on the 2018 Annual Conference Scheduler at ALA & Council Intern Discussion Group.

Follow TOLD on Twitter here.

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(via Chris Miller, Cornell University)

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The service allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a twenty minute session, on a drop-in basis. At Midwinter 2018, we had a great turnout of people wanting to be mentored but only a few mentors. Please consider sharing your time and expertise!

Based in the Placement Center of the Ernest R. Morial Convention Center, mentoring will be available on:

Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Sunday, June 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have an hour to spare, please sign up now!

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(via Melissa Jadlos, St. John Fisher College)

Are you, or do you know a new College Library Director?

If you are a new Library Director at a small college library, please consider joining the College Library Director Mentoring Program. The program, now in its 26th year, is designed to enhance leadership capabilities of new college  library directors, and to help them meet the unique challenges involved in directing libraries in small colleges.  First year directors are assigned a mentor to listen and provide support throughout the year.  There is also a series of webinars and a 3 day seminar in April before ACRL.  Topics are based on participants’ needs and may include planning, campus politics, and leadership issues.

Applicants must be new directors at a small, college library (fewer than 3500 undergraduate FTE) and cannot have previously been a director at a small college library.  Additional information about qualifications and the application process is available on the Program website.

If you are interested in applying for the 2018-2019  cohort, please fill out the application form on the website.

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(via Brett Cloyd, University of Iowa)

Please join us for the 2018 Iowa GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) Summer Workshop, to be hosted online via Zoom!

Registration form is available. There is no cost. This event is open to all interested librarians, not just those from Iowa.

The Iowa GODORT Summer Workshop will be held on Friday, July 20, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM CDT.

The workshop will be presented online via Zoom.

Presenters will include:

1-2 p.m. Tom Keyser from the State Library of Iowa, who will talk about current state

government information and a project to digitize the historic Iowa

Legislative Documents series (70 years, 147 linear feet);

2-2:45 p.m. Lisa DeLuca from Seton Hall University who will talk about international data

sources and issues related to data literacy;

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Ashely Dahlen from the Government Publishing Office will present “Govinfo.gov for Beginners,” including an Introduction to the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) Academy.

For more information, please contact Brett Cloyd, at brett-cloyd@uiowa.edu.

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(via Dawn Behrend, Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Are you planning to attend your first ALA Annual Conference? First-time attendees are invited to sign up for a conference buddy who can guide you through selecting conference sessions, navigating conference venues, and answer any other questions you might have. This is a great way to learn about ACRL and expand your professional network!

How much time are we talking? It’s up to you. We suggest the buddy/mentor make the first contact after initially signing up and go from there. You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Convention Center in room Blaine-Kern A-D (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans), the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., or meet for coffee. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).

Interested? Sign up now! The deadline is Wednesday, June 13.

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Registration Open for New Librarian Summit 2018 (August 2-3)

(via Laurie Borchard, San Jose State University)

The New Librarian Summit (NLS) Organizing Committee would like to invite you to register for the 2nd annual NLS event to be held at San Jose State University (SJUS) in San Jose, California on August 2 and 3, 2018. Our aim is to create an exciting, innovative and challenging event focused on inspiring and guiding new and early career librarians. We envision NLS as an event that will provide librarians with a space to network and learn from one another. Collectively, attendees acquire leadership skills so they can provide guidance and innovation in knowledge access, information literacy, and technology, thus helping the professional community while developing a more informed citizenry and society.

The Committee invites current MLIS graduate students, librarians who have graduated within the past 10 years, as well as those who have accepted new roles/appointments or experienced career transitions in the past 10 years.

Additional information on registration, lodging and the preliminary program can be found on the event website at https://www.newlibrariansummit.org/

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July 25 – 27, 2018

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians! This immersive 2 ½ day conference offers librarians an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp strives to cultivate an ongoing learning community of academic and medical librarians dedicated to providing research support to faculty and graduate students. This year’s boot camp will include a trip to Wolf Park Research Center, talks from science researchers on topics ranging from micro-robots to the human-animal bond, and lightning talks from your peers!

13 MLA CE credits available!

Cost information:

§  $145 for commuters

§  $195 for overnighters

§  $250 for early arrivals

Click here or visit https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakessbc/registration-info to register!

Call for lightning talks is now open! Talk proposals are due June 13, 2018. Visit the boot camp website at: https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakessbc/lightning-talks for more information and the proposal submission form.

Visit the Boot Camp website for more details: https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakessbc

Contact Bethany McGowan (bmcgowa@purdue.edu) or Sarah Huber (huber47@purdue.edu) if you have any questions.

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(via Harriett Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Are you a librarian interested in learning more about digital scholarship methods and text mining?

Consider taking a text mining workshop hosted by the IMLS-funded project “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources” (DDRF)!

Register for our final summer series of workshops through August 2018, which will introduce library and information professionals to text mining and related digital scholarship methods, with a focus on the tools and data from the HathiTrust Research Center. The aims of the DDRF workshops are to empower librarians to become more conversant in digital scholarship and engage with digital projects at their institutions.

Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn at a DDRF workshop:

Building a corpus of texts in a HTRC Workset, and using it to conduct text analysis on your collection of works;

Gathering data through web scraping;

Cleaning data, dirty OCR, and clean OCR;

Using Python for text mining;

Topic modeling and other approaches for text analysis.

Summer 2018 DDRF workshops will be held in the metro areas of Houston, Seattle, San Diego, Milwaukee, New York, Washington, DC and Honolulu, and also at the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress. All are encouraged to attend, and no experience is necessary!

The full calendar and registration forms for upcoming workshops are at:

Seating will be limited, so please register soon! Contact htrc_workshop@library.illinois.edu with any questions.

These workshop events are funded in part by IMLS award #RE-00-15-0112-15.

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(via Nancy Weiner, William Paterson University of New Jersey)

Join your ACRL-NJ colleagues at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference in Atlantic City!

Along with a terrific schedule of programs (http://njlaconference.info/schedule?field_sponsoring_groups_tid%5B%5D=11sponsored by the ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS section, join us as we welcome back our former NJ academic colleague, Dr. Nicole A. Cooke (http://njlaconference.info/), assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the conference keynote speaker on Thursday, May 31.

On Friday, the conference welcomes Dr. Khadijah Costley White (http://njlaconference.info/), assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University as the conference keynote speaker on Friday, June 1 for a discussion on how we all survive in an information age full of misinformation.

In addition, ACRL President, Cheryl Middleton (http://njlaconference.info/content/cus-luncheon-know-acrl-national-update), is the speaker at the ACRL-NJ/NJLA/CUS luncheon on Friday, June 1.

Check out the conference website for all you need to know about registration, the schedule of programs and hotel accommodations: http://njlaconference.info/

Early-bird registration ends Wednesday, May 16. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Weiner, atweinern@wpunj.edu.

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