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This is a reminder that the Reaching Across Illinois Library System and the Illinois Heartland Library System are seeking feedback from IACRL members and others on what topics they would like to see covered in continuing-education sessions. Many of the CE programs that the organizations currently offer are intended more for public, school, or special libraries. Both RAILS and IHLS would like to offer some programming that is of specific interest and relevance to academic librarians in Illinois.

If there are any topics, especially areas that you could apply to your daily work, that you or your colleagues would like to see covered in a CE session, please let me know. I will then pass that information along to RAILS and IHLS. As information about additional types of programming becomes available, the IACRL leadership will forward that, also.

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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.

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) 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 2018-2019  cohort, please fill out the application form on the website.

Co-Directors

Robert Fleming

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2007-08

Iwasaki Library

Emerson College

Boston, MA

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 Laurie Brochard, 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 (SJSU) 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.

The detailed Summit program and additional information on registration and lodging can be found on the event website at https://www.newlibrariansummit.org/ .

We look forward to seeing you at NLS.

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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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