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(via CARLI)

CARLI is planning an exciting day-long leadership event for mid-level leaders, “Mid-Level Leaders Symposium: CARLI′s Next Deans and Directors,” from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 25, 2019.  The event will feature Karen S. Goins, executive coach, facilitator, consultant, speaker, and author. Karen will guide attendees to:

·         Understand what leadership is

·         Discuss leadership competencies that increase success in a library environment

·         Have meaningful conversation with each other about senior leadership and upward mobility topics

·         Develop a personal plan to improve leadership competencies

·         Have fun during the day while the group is learning!

To register, visit the event page. A registration fee of $50 will be charged. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A special room rate will be available for lodging on September 24 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. To make a reservation, call 217-398-3400 and ask for the CARLI Leader Symposium. You can also book online and enter the code CRL with the date.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Reminder to join us Tuesday, June 4, 1:30 p.m. for the webinar about the Career Fair!

The School of Information Sciences + CARLI Networking and Career Fair will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:30-5:30 p.m. The Career Fair is a result of CARLI’s partnership with the iSchool<https://ischool.illinois.edu/> at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center<https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/champaign/cmitc/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-US-_-CMITC>, 101 Trade Center Drive, in Champaign on the day before the CARLI Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting<https://www.carli.illinois.edu/calendar/2019-11>.

Career Fair registration is available online and is open to Illinois libraries, museums, archives, and businesses that hire information profession graduates. The Career Fair will be followed immediately by a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for networking, socializing, and to learn about an initiative to commemorate a special CARLI resource sharing 40th anniversary. CARLI Governing Members who would like to participate as an employer will not pay a registration fee.

Our fabulous partners at the iSchool provide an online tool called “Handshake” to assist both employers and job seekers. Employers will be required to use Handshake to register for the fair<https://illinois.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/10180>. Instructions<https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer> for using the platform are available online, and we’ve arranged for a webinar to demonstrate Handshake and to chat about the Career Fair. The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. To attend the webinar go to http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/carli/ (registration is not required to attend the webinar).

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Reminder: Registration Open for RDA Training Courses

(via RAILS)

The Cataloging and Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA training for library staff in any Illinois library. The courses are six weeks and use Moodle software. Registered participants will be emailed passwords.

It is strongly encouraged that participants take the RDA Book Training course before the RDA Video and Audio Recording course. Participants should have basic cataloging knowledge and experience. Contact Dr. Pamela Thomas at Illinois Heartland Library System with questions. Also, please let her know if there are specific topics you would like to see future CMC training courses cover.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of 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 27th 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 the spring.  Topics are based on participants’ needs and may include planning, campus politics, and leadership issues.

A previous participant said:

“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 3500 undergraduate FTE with at least a 4 year degree program) 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:  http://acrl.ala.org/dirmentoring/

If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020  cohort, please fill out the application form on the website.

 

Co-Directors

 

Robert Fleming

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2007-08

Director 2007-2019

Iwasaki Library

Emerson College

617 549 3485

 

Melissa Jadlos

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2006-07

Lavery Library

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

585.385.8164

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(via RAILS)

You can still register for Reaching Forward South, an annual professional development conference for library support staff in central and southern Illinois. Make sure to attend “What’s Trending in Digital Lending”, presented by Anna Behm, RAILS E-Content Specialist.

This year’s conference will be held on May 17, at the Southern Illinois University Student Center in Carbondale. Registration is $100.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Great news! I am so excited to announce CARLI’s first Career Fair, to be held in partnership with the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 101 Trade Center Drive, in Champaign. The event will be held on the day before the CARLI Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting.

Career Fair registration information for employers is forthcoming and will be open to Illinois libraries, museums, and archives, and businesses that hire information profession graduates. CARLI Governing Members who would like to participate as an employer will not pay a registration fee. The Career Fair will be followed immediately by a mixer from 5-7 p.m., for networking, socializing, and to learn about an initiative to commemorate a special CARLI resource sharing 40thanniversary.

Our fabulous partners at the iSchool provide an online tool called “Handshake” to assist both employers and job seekers. Employers will be required to use Handshake to register for the fair (registration for the fair will open soon).

We’ve arranged for a webinar to demonstrate Handshake and to chat about the Career Fair. The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. To attend the webinar go to http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/carli/(registration is not required to attend the webinar).

Questions about the Career Fair can be directed to our colleague at the iSchool:

Michele Plante

Employer Relations Coordinator

School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

mplante@illinois.edu

I hope that you will participate as an employer in the Career Fair and that you will find the opportunity helpful in terms of finding great candidates for your library’s vacancies.

Thank you! Anne

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CARLI Member Libraries Represented in 2019 ALA Elections

(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

Congratulations to several employees at CARLI member libraries who were recently elected to the following positions within ALA.

Julie Murphy, Collection Assessment Librarian at Illinois State University, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES). CODES is a section of the Reference and User Services Association.

Mackenzie Salisbury, Research & Instruction Librarian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Arts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Paula Mae Carns, Head, Literatures and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large for the European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana, Newberry Library, was elected Secretary of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Lynne M. Thomas, Head, Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Miriam Centeno, Collections Care Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large of the Preservation & Reformatting Section of the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services.

Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies at Northwestern University, was elected President-Elect of ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association.

Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems at Loyola University Chicago, was elected Director-at-Large for ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University are co-sponsoring a joint practicum for the Fall 2019 semester.  This practicum is geared towards LIS graduate students currently enrolled in ALA-accredited programs who are interested in exploring health sciences librarianship. Recent MLIS graduates are also encouraged to apply.  The collaboration provides the student with a supervised experience working in the public service area of both a public and private academic health sciences library setting, learning skills to be applied to their future careers.  Former practicum students have indicated this experience has factored significantly in finding positions after graduation.

The practicum student will gain hands on public service experience while integrating classroom theory into a working environment. The student will able to network with librarians from different departments within each institution.  Both libraries will integrate the student into the daily work flow, allowing the student to accompany and assist librarians as they teach, perform reference duties, and provide individual consultations.

A project to serve both serve the needs of the library and the interest of the student can be designed, but a project for its own sake is not mandatory unless required by the graduate school program. Students will be required to submit weekly reports outlining their activities at each library.  A final presentation comparing the experience at the two libraries is also mandatory.  The two libraries will work with the student in scheduling time at each library between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the semester.  The student will spend approximately 120 hours between both libraries. The major focus of the placement will be to deliver public services, including the following relevant training:

  • Learning and utilizing core health sciences databases such as PubMed and CINAHL
  • Exposure to core medical reference books and journals
  • Working with patrons both in person and in virtual settings
  • Working on the development of research and subject guides
  • Working with librarians who teach course integrated instruction and /or library skills workshops
  • Working with evidence-based health sciences and clinical practice literature

Both libraries are accessible via the CTA and Metra.  The Galter Library is located at 303 E. Chicago Ave., in the Streeterville neighborhood just east of the Magnificent Mile.  The UIC-Library of the Health Sciences is located in the Illinois Medical District just west of the Loop.

Northwestern University and UIC are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers that have a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and are particularly interested in received applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

To apply for the practicum, please send a cover letter and resume by June 7, 2019 to: Jonna Peterson, Northwestern University, jonna.peterson@northwestern.edu and Rebecca Raszewski, UIC, raszewr1@uic.edu

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries

Instructor: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Dates: May 6th through 31st, 2019

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick’s 2017 study on low morale in academic librarians revealed the social, environmental, and systemic impact factors of this phenomenon. Implications for ethics, collegiality, professionalism, continuing education, and career mobility were also linked in this groundbreaking qualitative study. Simultaneously, literature on workplace incivility, toxicity, burnout, and bullying reflect a critical need for dialogue about, reflection on, and recovery from low morale outcomes suffered in academic library environments.

Employing the use of reflective writing/aesthetic expression, assigned readings, and community participation, this course will offer opportunities for analysis, critique, and reflection on the low morale experience.

At the end of this course, participants who have experienced low morale in academic libraries (or other library environments) will be able to:

– Make sense of their low morale experience(s);

– Identify, reduce, or interrupt the role of occupational and systemic barriers to resolving low morale; and

– Identify and cultivate leadership behaviors that decrease low morale in academic (or other) library environments.

Trigger warnings: Participants will be asked to revisit instances of low morale they have faced. As a result, negative memories and associated emotions, including anger, grief, and shame, may (re)-surface.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. is an Associate Professor, Associate Librarian at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Kendrick earned her M.S.L.S. from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. Her research interests include professionalism, ethics, racial and ethnic diversity in the LIS field, and the role of digital humanities in practical academic librarianship. She is co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations (Chicago: ACRL 2016) and author of Kaleidoscopic Concern: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Other Concerns Regarding African American and Ethnic Library Professionals and Global Evolution: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries (ACRL 2009, 2007).

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements:inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

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The April 29 event at Methodist College has only four registrants so far. If you know of any academic librarians in the Peoria area who might be interested in attending, please share this announcement with them.

(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

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