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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

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | No Comments »

(via Emily Johnson, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

Colleague Connection is MLA’s mentoring program pairing new or first-time meeting attendees with experienced members at the annual meeting. Those who sign-up by April 10 will be assigned a mentor or mentee before the meeting. Most pairs will be assigned by April 25to allow plenty of time to contact your mentor/mentee in advance. Once assigned, each pair will be responsible for arranging times to meet at MLA ’19.

If you are a new member or first-time meeting attendee, pair up with an experienced colleague at the meeting in Chicago! Colleague Connection provides an opportunity to learn more about the meeting, maximize your time, meet new colleagues, build professional networks, and learn about the profession.

If you are a returning member, as a mentor, you also benefit from Colleague Connection, whether you have decades of experience or only a few years. Mentoring a colleague during the meeting will expand your professional network and expose you to new perspectives. Most importantly, you have the opportunity to help someone navigate a new organization and profession.

Contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to ongoing friendships and expand professional contacts.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Mentees and mentors can register online<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019coco>.

If you have any questions regarding Colleague Connection, please contact Emily J. Glenn<mailto:emilyjglenn@gmail.com?subject=MLA%20’19%20Colleague%20Connection> and Heather Healy<mailto:heather-healy@uiowa.edu?subject=MLA%20’19%20Colleague%20Connection>, members, MLA Membership Committee.

Register for MLA ’19<https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1464>. Early bird discount ends April 3, 2019.

Find all MLA ’19 Elevate blog posts here<https://www.mlanet.org/p/bl/bl/blogid=134>.

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(via Erin Burns, Pennsylvania Library Association)

Mapping Your Journey: Steps for Beginning a Librarianship Diversity Residency

presented by Amanda Leftwich

March 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (12:00 PM CST)

Register here for a Zoom link

You’ve gotten a residency, now what? This webinar will highlight a diversity residency located at the Montgomery County Community College to outline the steps of entering a residency based on this experience. Amanda M. Leftwich is the Online Learning Librarian Diversity Fellow at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. This discussion will include advice for those applying, a checklist for beginning your residency journey, and practical tips for creating a timeline for residencies. Join Amanda  as she discusses these aspects to help prepare future residents to be better equipped for their residencies.

Amanda M. Leftwich, MSLS is the Online Learning Librarian Diversity Fellow at Montgomery County Community College. Leftwich earned her M.S.L.S from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is the Creator of #mindfulinlis, a Twitter hashtag dedicated to mindful practice and techniques for LIS professionals. The hashtag, #mindfulinlis has generated over 20,700 unique impressions in October 2018 alone. She has presented and written on diversity, equity, and mindfulness since 2017. Leftwich delivers the training, has written the materials, and actively engages the audience in issues relevant to her work. She’s written articles for Letters to a Young Librarian and INALJ. She tweets @thelibmaven.

Can’t make the session? No worries! As always, session will be recorded and made available in closed captioning when available. After recording, registrants will be given links to the session and to an evaluation form.

If you would like to present a C&CS session, please contact Erin Burns or any member of the C&CS team. The team graciously thanks PaLA and the CRD and members for supporting us and these important professional development opportunities.

Information about our team, a session proposal form, and past and future sessions can be found on the CRD blog site here: https://crdpala.org/connect-communicate/

https://crdpala.org/2019/03/04/ccs-presents-mapping-your-journey-steps-for-beginning-a-librarianship-diversity-residency/

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(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

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | No Comments »

(via the American Library Association)

The application<http://www.ala.org/cfapps/leadershipinstitute/index.cfm> process for the 2019 Leadership Institute is now open. Applications will be accepted through March 8, 2019. Selected participants will be notified in mid-May. Applicants may nominate<http://www.ala.org/cfapps/leadershipinstitute/index.cfm> themselves or be nominated by their employer.

Cost per participant is $1,650 which includes training, materials, lodging, breakfast and lunch on all four days, dinner on Wednesday, and a free one-year membership to the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA).

The 2019 Leadership Institute will take place August 5-8, 2019 at the Hilton Oak Brook/Chicago Conference Center and Resort<https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-chicago-oak-brook-hills-resort-and-conference-center-CHIBHHH/index.html> in Oak Brook, Illinois.  A welcome reception will be held on Sunday evening, August 4.

Nearly 100% of attendees rated the 2018 ALA Leadership Institute a “very positive” experience-the top rating possible! “This was the best professional development I have had related to leadership! The leaders were very knowledgeable and guided us in making our own decisions as they related to our personal situations.”

The American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders led by past ALA President Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss.

The institute includes a structured learning track and the opportunity for individual development.

“Wonderful atmosphere and congeniality among participants and between participants and facilitators. Great, nonthreatening learning environment.”

To see the full announcement, including the expected outcomes and the requirements for applying, please go here<http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/leadership>.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are open for Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program that will be held on April 27, 2019, at the Illinois State Library. Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. This year’s program will focus on how to build effective teams. Through case studies and small group discussion, participants will learn how to help teams get off to a great start and build toward success as well as how to diagnose and solve common team problems.

The application deadline is Friday, March 1. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 11. If you have questions about your application, please contact Cyndi Robinson at robinson@ila.org or 312-644-1896.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Registration is now available for the 2019 Immersion Program. Immersion ’19 will be held at Loyola University Chicago, July 28-August 2, 2019.

Immersion ’19 is an intensive 4 ½ day program designed for those who contribute to the educational role of libraries in higher education. Through a critical examination of information literacy, teaching and learning, and influence and leadership, the Immersion program curriculum aims to develop critically reflective practitioners who go on to enact change in their practice, projects, or personal and professional goals.

The Immersion program is designed for participants with any level of experience in libraries. We invite anyone who would like to reflect upon, extend, and deepen their practice as an educator in libraries, regardless of particular job function or title, to co-create an engaged community of learners in partnership with the program facilitators.

Program Outcomes
Immersion Program participants will:

§  Examine the educational role of librarians in higher education in order to appraise their own position and context of practice, including their institutional setting and larger systems of power and privilege.

§  Reflect on various conceptions of information literacy in order to develop and apply a personal and, when applicable, shared understanding of information literacy.

§  Examine and question underlying assumptions about teaching and learning in order to develop critically informed instructional practices.

§  Engage with theories of influence, change, and leadership in order to develop a critical perspective that addresses issues of power and privilege in higher education and fosters inclusive workplaces and communities.

How to Register
Registration materials are available online. Registration is capped at 100 participants and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(via Daniel Dotson, The Ohio State University)

SAVE THE DATE!

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians

July 17-19, 2019

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Please save the date (July 17-19, 2019) 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 will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of librarians providing research support for scientists.  Whether you work with medical researchers, engineering undergrads, or physicists looking for the next nanoparticle, you’ll find something of interest at GLSBC 2019!

Registration will open in Spring 2019.

Boot Camp website: https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakessbc

Contact Jenny Hart (hartj@uchicago.edu) if you have any questions.

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(via ACRL)

6th Annual Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers

Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2, 2019

A seminar style program offering the principles and best practices of management applied to academic library settings through readings, discussion, group work, and exercises.

The program is designed to help participants develop skill sets that will enhance their position to be more successful in management and administration at a college or university library.

  • Meet other academic librarians who are interested in developing their management skills
  • Differentiate yourself from others applying for upper level academic library management positions
  • Apply cutting edge leadership concepts to higher education environment

“It was like getting a mini-MBA with a focus on academic librarianship! Participants staying together definitely enhanced camaraderie outside class time.  Not only the course content from the knowledgeable and engaging instructors was helpful but the discussion among the cohort members was highly enriching.”  – Moushumi Chakraborty, Salisbury State U. 

For more, see https://www.siena.edu/centers-institutes/institute-for-leadership-development/

Early registration ends March 1, 2019, ($1,300). Thereafter $1,475.
Space is limited to 20 registrants

General Information, Registration & Costs click here
or contact Gloria Douyon at gdouyon@siena.edu or 518-783-2545

Siena College is located at 515 Loudon Road Loudonville, NY 12211

 * close to Albany airport, train station and highways *

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University, on behalf of Dr. Kathel Dunn, National Library of Medicine)

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

You will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library and Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, by arrangement
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply .  Application deadline is January 25, 2019.   Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

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