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

Previous updates noted that the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association was in the process of providing feedback to NNLM for a free advanced PubMed CE live webinar course, to be held on Friday, November 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Registration is now open for the November 6 live webinar. A registration link and more information are now on the OHSLA website.

IMPORTANT: The link on the Events page will redirect you to the NNLM site, which requires that you sign in or create an NNLM account to complete the registration process.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from NNLM with the login information you will need to access the course on November 6. NNLM emails sometimes go to spam, so be sure to check your e-mail spam filter if you don’t get a registration confirmation. You will not be able to access the course without the NNLM login information.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via Dr. Lea Briggs, Director of Library Services and Operations at Northwest Missouri State University)

Please join us online for the 20th annual Brick & Click Conference.  You can look forward to a day full of great content provided virtually by our wonderful presenters. Although we are sad we cannot connect with each of you in person, we are fortunate enough to be able to connect in the next best way – virtually! Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to “seeing” you on Friday, November 6.

To register, please go here. The deadline is Friday, October 30. Our adjusted registration fees and steps to register online can be found here.

Presentation topics include the following. See session descriptions and presenters here.

  • international students and navigating databases
  • response to Covid-19
  • building effective teams
  • teaching strategies
  • challenging students through reading
  • professional student employment
  • library WWI exhibit

To keep costs affordable, proceedings will be accessible online to all attendees. Attendees wanting a print copy of the proceedings will be able to purchase them from the registration page.

Check the Conference website for additional information.

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

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the fully online course “Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation”. This course is provided by Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration with the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

The previously in-person course has been revamped. Take note of the reduced registration rate for the online course. The course is now held over four days (Monday, November 9, to Thursday, November 12), from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT each day. Additionally, each morning begins with an optional 8:30 AM CDT “Ask Me Anything” session to take advantage of the expertise and guidance of our experienced instructors.

After completing the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following tasks. 

  • understand and interpret a wide range of publication- and citation-based statistics;
  • use the VOSviewer software developed at CWTS in a proficient manner to create your own professional bibliometric visualizations; and
  • reflect critically on proper and improper use of bibliometric and scientometric information in the evaluation of scientific research

Visit the course website to begin registration. Please direct any questions to Karen Gutzman, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University, at karen.gutzman@northwestern.edu.

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(via Alex Harrington, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

With the new academic year coming up soon (or perhaps, for some of you, already begun!), we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank our 2019-2020 FYAL bloggers, Karina Hagelin and Yoonhee Lee, for their terrific posts this past year in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series. We’d also like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year.

FYAL bloggers typically publish posts monthly during the academic year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, applications are due by Saturday, September 12. Send an email to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu that includes the following information.

  • a sample blog post
  • a brief note describing your job and your interest in blogging at ACRLog

Proposals are evaluated by the ACRLog blog team. When selecting FYAL bloggers we consider the following factors.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, research universities, etc.) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, instruction, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join the LLAMA LIS New Professionals Outreach group for its last webinar, “When Antiracist Reading Lists Aren’t Enough” . The presenter is Dr. Nicole Cooke, and the webinar will take place on Thursday, August 20. Following up on her column in Publishers Weekly, Dr. Cooke will reiterate her assertion that reading popular books is not enough to become antiracist and present concrete steps to engage in critical self-reflection, to develop critical consciousness, and to focus on action and advocacy.

The event will take place on Facebook Live, via the University of South Carolina School of Information Science Facebook page. Registration is not required.

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(via Sara Rotjan, AIP Publishing)

How are institutions disseminating peer reviewed content? How is content dissemination being impacted in the COVID-19 pandemic? As we plan for tomorrow, what do you foresee?

Join us for an interactive panel discussion moderated by Adam Chesler, Director of Global Sales at AIP Publishing, as he guides us through a conversation with the following guest panelists.

  • Lei Jin, Electronic Resources Librarian – Ryerson University
  • Scott Pope,  Continuing Resources Librarian – Texas State University
  • Brian Simboli, Science Librarian – Lehigh University

We’ll discuss how content at their institution was disseminated pre Covid-19, how they have adapted to the current environment, and their plans for navigating in a New Era.

The event will take place on Wednesday, August 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To reserve a spot, please go here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Mary Witt, RAILS)

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) just launched a new library Pulse Page on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The Page is available at the top of our homepage. Our goal is to share the most current information about RAILS EDI initiatives and service offerings, as well as general resources that may be helpful as our members plan their own EDI initiatives.

The Library Examples section of the Page includes a survey form that libraries can complete to share information on their EDI activities. I hope you will all share what you are doing by completing this form. Members will be able to view the survey results on the Pulse Page, also.

If you are aware of any general EDI resources that would be helpful to RAILS libraries, please pass those along as well so we can post them on the Pulse Page. Direct any questions to Mary Witt (Director, Marketing & Communications) at mary.witt@railslibraries.info.

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(via Alex Hauser, SLA-Michigan President-Elect)

Have you missed out on an opportunity to present your research or work due to a conference postponement or cancellation? Do you have something you are excited to talk about, but all the conference COPs have been delayed? To help bridge this gap, SLA-Michigan is creating a webinar series for the Fall 2020 season and would love to hear about your projects, work experiences, or ideas.

Presentations on any topic related to libraries or specialized libraries are welcome. Preference will be given to sessions that have been cancelled or delayed due to cancelled conference or other presentation opportunities. Presentation submissions based on new, non-delayed, material are also welcome & encouraged! Proposed webinars should be 30-40 minutes plus 10 minutes for participant questions.

Please submit a proposal with a title and abstract (500 words or less) by Monday, August 31, using the submission form. You do not need to be a member of SLA-Michigan or SLA to submit a proposal. Questions? Please email SLA-MI President-Elect Alex Hauser, at hauseral@msu.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Library Journal will host “The Grand Reopening: Learn How Libraries Are Preparing for the Fall” on Thursday, July 30, at 1:00 PM CDT. This free webinar will feature a panel discussion on the measures being taken by academic libraries in preparation for the return of students to the physical campus. Topics will include the physical facility, e-resource collection development, sharing through ILL, staffing, workflows and ensuring that the libraries assets match the needs of in-person and online classes.

Registration is required. To sign up to attend, please go here. Unable to attend the live event? Still register to receive access to a recording afterwards.

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