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(via Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University)

The North Carolina Library Association’s College & University Section is hosting a free webinar, “Collaborating on Course Design: Part II”, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday, June 28. (This builds on an earlier webinar, “Collaborating on Course Design: Part I”, which is available for viewing here.) To register for next Wednesday’s webinar, go here. More information about the content and the presenters is below.

Does starting an embedded librarian program seem impossible? The Central Piedmont Community College Library has started on a path to integrate information literacy competencies and outcomes at the curriculum-level. CPCC is doing this through sustainable instructional design by partnering with faculty (and others) to develop and implement course-level content that supports course, program, college, and national outcomes. Librarians coordinate with appropriate faculty and collaborate in three main areas: content, assignments and rubrics, and support. This webinar is a follow-up to the previous CUS Virtual Conference Webinar panel discussion and will provide attendees with specific tips and examples of how to collaborate with faculty to create content.

Mollie Peuler is the eLearning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College. She received her MLIS from Florida State University. Mollie’s professional interests are in distance learning strategies and instructional design. Outside of the library, Mollie enjoys running, traveling, and checking off lists.

Mark Coltrain is Assistant Director for Instructional and Research Services at Central Piedmont Community College. He graduated with his MLIS from UNC-Greensboro in 2012. Mark’s professional interests are in distance librarianship and instructional collaborations both inside and outside of the library. In his spare time, Mark enjoys craft beer, a good barbecue sandwich, riding his bike, and collecting vinyl records.

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(via Daniel Dotson, The Ohio State University)

This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2017 is Friday, June 30. The program will take place from Wednesday, July 19, to Friday, July 21, on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Librarians from all library types are welcome. This yearly boot camp includes talks from scientists and librarians, activities, and tours of science facilities. It is an opportunity for librarians working with science researchers to learn more about science researchers and their spaces.

To register for this year’s event, click here. The cost is $145 for commuters, $195 for overnighters, and $250 for early arrivers. To follow the Boot Camp on social media, check Facebook and Twitter (follow @greatlakessbc).

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit Launches

(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

The ACRL Framework Advisory Board (FAB) is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit is intended as a freely available professional development resource that can be used and adapted by both individuals and groups in order to foster understanding and use of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The ACRL Framework Toolkit is available on the ACRL LibGuides site.

Librarians can use the ACRL Framework Toolkit resources in a variety of ways:  for their individual professional development needs; to form a community of practice with their colleagues around the Framework and information literacy; and to develop workshops and professional development opportunities in their libraries and also for local, regional, and state-level events and conferences.

The ACRL Framework Toolkit contains four modules: “Finding Time to Engage the Framework“, “The Framework’s Structure”, “Foundations of the Framework“, and “Strategies for Using the Framework“. A fifth module, “Collaboration and Conversations with the Framework“, is currently in development.  Each module includes essential questions, learning outcomes, and active learning resources such as guided reading activities, discussion prompts, and lists of key readings.

Please direct any questions to FAB Chair Donna Witek, at

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(via Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University)

The College & University Section of the North Carolina Library Association is offering a free webinar, “Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians”, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday, June 14. To register, go here. More information about the webinar and the presenter, Penn State University’s Victoria Raish, is below.

This webinar will go over the evolution and process of creating an asynchronous course for subject librarians to take prior to being embedded in online courses. With over 17,000 World Campus students I cannot take the time to attend and participate in all embedded librarian meetings. However, an asynchronous course that covers the necessary content and prepares librarians who may have never been embedded before on how to embed successfully fills my absence in these conversations. A course like this allows the online or e-learning librarian to focus on coordination of the program at a higher level. Specific topics that will be covered are the balance between personalization and scale in online learning, the decision to make this course an open educational resource for other librarians to use and take, and the assessment and evaluation of the course.

Victoria Raish is the online learning librarian at Penn State University. She has her Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State and a master’s in secondary science teaching from the University of Southern California. In her role at Penn State, she is responsible for creating and implementing the services, instruction, and communication strategy with all stakeholders involved with World Campus.

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(via Bob Sandusky, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Registration is open until Monday, July 17, for the DataONE Users Group (DUG) meeting. The event will be held on Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25. It will be co-located with the Summer ESIP Federation Meeting at Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN. The DataONE Users Group (DUG) meeting will be a two-day event featuring plenary presentations, topical breakout sessions, and community-led discussions.

There is no registration fee to attend and participate in the DUG meeting. Information, registration and group hotel rates can be found here. The hotel block is available until Friday, July 7, and the deadline for meeting registration and poster submissions is Monday, July 17. Additional information about the content of the event, including ideas for presentation and poster themes, is below.

Meeting Theme and Objectives

The 2017 meeting theme, “Data Discoverability, Reproducibility, and Sustainability”, will bring together stakeholders to explore current advancements in these areas. Community talks and posters that explore broad topics of discoverability, reproducibility and sustainability are invited. Some examples are provided below.

Data Discoverability

  • describing, documenting, and representing data
  • connecting journal articles to datasets to depositories
  • distinguishing among publishing, data, and preservation repositories


  • best practices, guidelines, and standards
  • procedures, tools, and workflows
  • projects, prototypes, and use cases


  • collaborations, partnerships, and stakeholders
  • infrastructure, resources, and support
  • computation, integration, and certification
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Illinois Librarians to Present at EBLIP Conference 2017

A number of Illinois academic librarians will be presenting at the EBLIP (Evidenced Based Library & Information Practice) Conference 2017. This year’s event, the ninth annual gathering, will take place in Philadelphia from Sunday, June 18, to Wednesday, June 21. The theme is “Embedding and Embracing Evidence”. The keynote speakers are Dr. Alison Brettle, Professor in Health Information and Evidence Based Practice in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at the University of Salford, UK; Dr. Yi Deng,  Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor at the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University; and Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development & Innovation at Toronto Public Library. Registration for the Conference is has been extended through Monday, June 19.

The sessions that Illinois academic librarians will give are listed below. For those sessions including presenters not from Illinois libraries, just the Illinois presenters are listed.

Sunday, June 18

2:00-6:00 PM

Preconference Workshop: “Engaging Assessment Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for your Library”

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, June 19            

3:30-4:00 PM

“Snapshots from Our Safari: Forging a Path Forward with the Safari eBook Package at One Institution”

Thomas Teper, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, June 20

10:00-10:30 AM

“Citation Analysis of Communication Studies Journals: Actionable Knowledge for Librarians”

Lisa Romero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:00-3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: “Responding Proactively to ‘Fake News’”
Dr. Scott Walter, DePaul University (panelist)

4:00-4:30 PM

“Embedding Resource Sharing Evidence in Cooperative Collection Development”

Thomas Teper, Joe Lenkart, Esra Coskun, and Mara Thacker, all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, June 21

8:30-9:00 AM

“Designing Service Models Through Embedded Evidence: Area Studies Reference Services in Research Libraries”

Joe Lenkart and Jen-Chien Yu, both University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:00-9:30 AM

“Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students”

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:30-11:00 AM

“Evidence of Impact: Embracing Data in Strategic Directions”

Kaitlin Springmier, Elizabeth Edwards, and Dr. Michelle Bass, all University of Chicago

For more information about the Conference, including the full list of presentations, go here.

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A number of Illinois academic librarians will be presenting at the 2017 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9, in Oak Brook, IL. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Harnessing the Winds of Change!”. Corey Seeman, Director of Kresge Library Services at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor’s Ross School of Business, will deliver the keynote address, titled “History Has Its Eyes on You: Lighthouses and Libraries Weathering Storms of Change”.

The sessions being given by Illinois academic librarians are below. (Note that all of the listed sessions include only presenters from Illinois academic libraries.) Also, the Conference Planning Committee includes Co-Chair Jane Plass (RAILS), Margaret Chambers (CARLI), and Amanda Musacchio (RAILS), and one of the Conference interns is Kristin Allen (Harper College).

Thursday, June 8

1:45-2:30 PM

“Explorations in Open Access and Resource Sharing” (one of 15-minute presentations in Lightning Round, Session 1)

  • Amy LeFager (National Louis University), Kelly Fisher (Eureka College), and Marcella Nowak (College of DuPage)

2:45-3:15 PM

“Enriching Your Wealth of Resource by Marketing ILL” (one of 15-minute presentations in Lightning Round, Session 2)

  • Adebola Fabiku and Laura Tomick (both from Wheaton College)

3:30-4:30 PM

“The Contemporary Academic Library Resource Sharing Mission: Fragmentation or Evolution?”

  • Kevin O’Brien (University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences)

Friday, June 9

10:15-11:00 AM

“CARLI’s Patron Driven Acquisitions Project for Print Materials: A Review of a Consortial Project”

  • Elizabeth Clarage (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

“Talk Amongst Yourselves: Improving System-to-System Communication to Speed Request Processing”

  • Kurt Munson (Northwestern University)

2:15-3:00 PM

“Trying to Jump-Start Collection Development: Finding Simple Methods for Effective Cooperation”

  • Deb Blecich (University of Illinois at Chicago), Jennifer Masciadrelli (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois), and Naimh McGuigan (Loyola University Chicago)

To see the full list of sessions and presenters, go here.

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(via Jessica Bower, Chapman University)

Early-bird registration ends Monday, July 10, for the 2017 Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference! Early-bird registration fee is $175; regular registration is $225. The conference will take place in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 10, and Friday, August 11, at Portland State University in downtown Portland.

This year’s program includes the following session types.

  • copyright issues and interlibrary loan
  • leadership and management in resource sharing
  • ILL workflow solutions for all library types
  • emerging and changing technology in interlibrary loan and resource-sharing
  • open-forum “Ask Anything” sessions

Our keynote speaker this year is John Chrastka from EveryLibrary, which is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types. Visit our website to view the full program. Register for the Conference here.

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(via Mark Aaron Polger, College of Staten Island)

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference is the only event designed exclusively for people who do library marketing and communications (MarCom) work. We are pleased to open Registration and the Call for Proposals for our 3rd annual event. It’s time to register for #LMCC17, which will be Thursday, November 16, and Friday, November 17, at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas (in Addison, TX). Join us to attend a variety of sessions and network with your library MarCom peers. Our conference has sold out in the past, and, while we’ve moved to a bigger hotel to accommodate more library professionals, you’ll want to ensure your spot as soon as possible. Go here to register. Early-bird registration (available until Friday, July 28) is $349; regular registration is $425.

Also, there’s still time to submit your own proposal for a session at LMCC17. The call for proposals is open  through Monday, June 5, so don’t delay! This year, we are collecting proposal submissions to fill our seven selected tracks: the marketing cycle, user-centered design, all things media, PR campaigns, engaging your audience, strategic partnerships, and data-driven decision-making. Learn more about each track, and how to submit a proposal, here. We need your ideas, experiences, best practices, and insights, so send those proposals in now!

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Applicants Sought for College Library Director Mentoring Program

(via Melissa Jadlos, St. John Fisher College)

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 twenty-fifth 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 three-day seminar in March. Topics are based on participants’ needs and may include planning, campus politics, and leadership issues.

A member of the 2016-17 cohort stated, “Thanks to interactions with my mentor, the faculty of the program, and fellow participants I am better able to identify ways to move my institution forward in regard to assessment, policy making, and programming to better serve my college. Though it sometimes feels as if I’m scaling a mountain, it’s encouraging to know that others have similar experiences and can testify to the fact that there are moments in which I’ll be able to reach a vista and enjoy the beauty of the work that has been done.”

Applicants must be new directors at a small-college library (fewer than 3,500 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.

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