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(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.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(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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The Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking feedback from academic librarians in Illinois, regarding what topics related to cataloging they would like to see IHLS cover in future training sessions. To gain an idea of the types of training IHLS currently offers through its Cataloging Maintenance Center, please go to https://www.illinoisheartland.org/cmc/online. (The recordings of past sessions are also available on L2.) Additionally, IHLS in the process of putting together two RDA training sessions, one covering books and the other focusing on video and sound recordings. Registration details will be forthcoming. All IHLS cataloging sessions are open to staff from member and non-member libraries.

If there are any topics of interest to academic librarians, including staff at your own library, for which you would like Illinois Heartland Library System to provide training, please contact Eric Edwards, 2018-19 IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net<mailto:eedwards@ilsos.net>.He will then pass the ideas along to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Cataloging Maintenance Center.

Thank you very much.

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The Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking feedback from academic librarians in Illinois, regarding what topics related to cataloging they would like to see IHLS cover in future training sessions. To gain an idea of the types of training IHLS currently offers through its Cataloging Maintenance Center, please go to https://www.illinoisheartland.org/cmc/online. (The recordings of past sessions are also available on L2.) Additionally, IHLS in the process of putting together two RDA training sessions, one covering books and the other focusing on video and sound recordings. Registration details will be forthcoming. All IHLS cataloging sessions are open to staff from member and non-member libraries.

If there are any topics of interest to academic librarians, including staff at your own library, for which you would like Illinois Heartland Library System to provide training, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net. He will then pass the ideas along to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Cataloging Maintenance Center.

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(via the American Library Association)

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2019 – June 2020 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program, http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-mentoring-program,  pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

Mentor application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mentors

Mentee application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mentees

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:

Explore your leadership potential;
Demonstrate leadership in your current position;
Acquire the skills, attitudes, and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.

Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members at the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.

The deadline to apply to become a mentor or a mentee is February 8, 2019.

For more information about the LLAMA Mentoring program, contact Mentoring Committee co-chairs Mary Moser at Mary.Moser@umb.edu or Richard Guajardo at guajardo@uh.edu.

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In a news release on November 19,2018, the ECRI Institute announced the opening of the ECRI Guidelines Trust™  to fill the void left by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s defunded National Guideline Clearinghouse™.  The healthcare community has free access to the website.

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