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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program (Elevate). This year’s program will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Elevate 2020 sessions will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and the types of behaviors that lead to inclusion as well as those that exclude people.

Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. Past Elevate participants may apply to attend this year.

The registration fee for the program is $100 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. The application deadline is Friday, March 6. Please see the Elevate website for instructions on submitting an application.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program (Elevate). This year’s program will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Elevate 2020 sessions will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and the types of behaviors that lead to inclusion as well as those that exclude people.

Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. Past Elevate participants may apply to attend this year.

The registration fee for the program is $100 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. The application deadline is Monday, March 2. Please see the Elevate website for instructions on submitting an application.

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(via Lorelei Rutledge, University of Utah)

The ALA LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2020-June 2021 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders. This year, in the spirit of increased collaboration between LLAMA, ALCTS, and LITA, members of all three divisions are eligible to participate.

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 members and members of ALCTS, LITA, or LLAMA 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 Friday, February 28,.

To apply to become a mentor, go here. To apply to become a mentee, go here.

For more information about the LLAMA Mentoring program, contact Mentoring Committee Chair Mary Moser, at Mary.Moser@umb.edu, or Lorelei Rutledge, at Lorelei.Rutledge@utah.edu.

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(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University)

19th Annual Information Literacy Summit

“Challenging he Status Quo: Rethinking Information Literacy Theories and Practices”
Friday, April 3, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Registration is Open

Keynote Address:
Dr. Laura Saunders, Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science

Cost
$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials) and no cost for graduate students.

You may either pay by credit card or send a check payable to Moraine Valley CC Library to the following address:
Moraine Valley CC Library
Information Literacy Summit
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Who should attend?
• Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
• Academic, school, public and special librarians
• Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
• Professional Development Credits available

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(via Dr. Michele Villagran, San José State University iSchool)

The SJSU iSchool Diversity Committee invites you to attend our 2020 Diversity Webinar Series. All are welcome to attend these free webcasts and registration is not required. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the on-demand webcast page about two weeks after each event date. Webinars take place once a month from February-May and August-November 2020.

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM KIERA VARGAS

Librarians Being Open-Minded Professionals: Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

Librarians are the gateway for change in our communities, in corporate America, and educational systems. In 2020, our society is still attempting to find ways to include all individuals by fostering the awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The problem with this notion is many fail to conquer the first step, which is being open-minded. In a profession where we reach doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and most importantly our youth, we must step out of our comfort zones to learn beyond our educational practices. To truly assist in our profession, we must accept a new proposal: dismiss preconceived notions and practice “open-mindedness,” which is the first step to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

MARCH 10, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM JAMIE LIN, MLIS

What is Mindfulness, Anyway?

Everyone’s talking about it as a way to de-stress, be more productive, and improve mental health. It’s now a billion-dollar business that includes corporate trainings, apps, products, and online courses… but what actually is mindfulness, anyway? This webinar will examine the recent popularity of mindfulness in Western society, as well as its history and tradition as a Buddhist spiritual practice. What parts of mindfulness have been embraced and adopted by our culture, and which portions have been ignored? What do its proponents rave about, and what do its critics argue? Is mindfulness a cultural movement, or is it a fad? Is it a spiritual endeavor, or an intellectual one? Is it political or apolitical, activist or apathetic? Is it an example of globalization, or is it cultural appropriation? These are some of the questions that will arise during the exploration of this topic. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of mindfulness, be able to detangle the ongoing conversations surrounding it, and perhaps develop a curiosity to learn more!

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

APRIL 16, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM DR. ANA NDUMU

Beyond Routine Library Services to Immigrants: A Discussion on the Role of Information in Migration

Library services to immigrants have historically followed a narrow service provision model that overlooks the broader role of information and libraries in migration. In this presentation, Dr. Ndumu will discuss the cross between libraries, social inclusion, and push/pull migration factors. The presentation will end with two initiatives that are transforming library ideology on immigrants.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

MAY 13, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM YAGO CURA

The Publishing Librarian: Becoming a Publisher, Starting a Printing Press, & Creating Content!

This webinar will discuss the “pocket” economics and history of publishing; participants will learn the advantages of an ISBN, how to buy a stack of ISBNs, and receive guidance about whether print-on-demand or going with a smaller printing house benefits your bottom line.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

AUGUST 26, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM PAMELA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS

Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative

The K’acha Willaykuna Knowledge Equity Working Group actively explores stewardship of indigenous knowledge works through decolonial information practices. Through discussions, flash-lectures, hands-on workshops and community projects, the group actively works to support the preservation of Indigenous knowledge in response to marked knowledge equity gaps of non-Western languages, cultures and histories. This session will reflect on the role of cultural humility in the development of the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative as an example of closing the gap between EDI values and practice.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM MIMOSA SHAH

Beyond Platitudes: Making EDI Actionable

Diversity and equity are fundamental values of librarianship. How can we take these values and make them actionable at our respective organizations? Learn how to create and sustain an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee at your library, including how to set goals, write a charge statement, and strategies that can be used to promote continuing education for staff on topics related to equity, indigeneity, accessibility, and inclusion.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Time: 1:oo PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

OCTOBER 13, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM TWANNA HODGE

Integrating Cultural Humility into Librarianship

In this session, participants will learn the concept of cultural humility, the difference between cultural competency and cultural humility, the rationale for integrating cultural humility into librarianship, and the several recommendations on how to do so.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM MAX MACIAS

Moving Beyond Diversity to Anti-Oppression

A presentation on how to incorporate anti-racist ideas, concepts and actions that can act as a model for anti-oppression library practices. Participants will be able to:

  • explain the concept of anti-racism
  • identify racist policies, procedures and practices in their library
  • apply anti-racist concepts in the library
  • critique current library policies with an anti-racist analysis

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

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(via Matt Benzing, Miami University)

SAVE THE DATE!

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians

July 15-17, 2020

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Please save the date (July 15-17, 2020) 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 2020

Registration will open in Spring 2020.

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

Contact Danny Dotson (dotson.77@osu.edu) if you have any questions.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program (Elevate). This year’s program will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Elevate 2020 sessions will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and the types of behaviors that lead to inclusion as well as those that exclude people.

Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. Past Elevate participants may apply to attend this year.

The registration fee for the program is $100 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. The application deadline is March 2, 2020.

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(via Sheryl Reyes, American Library Association)

The application for the 2020 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 2-6, 2020 at the Hilton Oak Brook/Chicago Conference Center and Resort, Oak Brook, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through March 9, 2020. ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and Library and Leadership Consultant Kathryn Deiss will return to facilitate a four-day immersive leadership development program for mid-career librarians.

Now in its eighth year, the Institute has earned a reputation as a transformative program for leadership development in the library community.  Selected future library leaders gather to develop and implement leadership skills in areas critical to the future of their libraries. Through reflective and active learning, participants delve into leadership practices, concepts, and frameworks, shape their own sustainable leadership vision and ethos, and build a professional learning community and network. With content based on real-world cases and nuanced situations, participants explore topics related to the greatest challenges of leading in an uncertain future.

Year after year in post-participation evaluations, the majority of attendees give the ALA Leadership Institute the top rating possible, with descriptions such as “by far, the best professional development I have attended in 15 years.” Many also praise the particular benefits of learning and discussing with peers.  One past participant noted, “I found strength in the larger fellowship discussions at the institute – that no matter the focus of that particular person’s library profession – academic, public, school, special – the leadership skills needed were the same.” Visit the Leadership Institute website for more information and testimonials.

You can find the application here.  Please note that applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer. Participation includes a free one-year membership in LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association).  As noted, all applications must be received no later than March 9, 2020.

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(via IACRL)

Interested in additional opportunities to network with your fellow academic librarians at next week’s Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, while unwinding after a long day of presentations? Don’t miss dinner with colleagues on the evening of Tuesday, October 22, and the pub stroll on the evening of Wednesday, October 23.

From 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22, enjoy a meal and conversation with other Illinois academic librarians at The Alehouse in Tinley Park (9501 West 171st Street in Tinley Park). For more information, including a menu, click here. Need a ride to the restaurant? Meet in the lobby of the Conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Tinley Park, at 6:45 PM. Please note that sign-up is required to attend dinner with colleagues, regardless of how one plans to travel to and from the restaurant. Sign up here to reserve your spot at The Alehouse.

The following evening, Wednesday, October 23, join your fellow Conference attendees on the pub stroll, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Make sure to stop by The Primal Cut Steakhouse, at 17344 South Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, which the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is hosting. More information, including a menu, is available here. Need transportation to the pub stroll? A trolley service will run between the Tinley Park Convention Center (meet at the South Lobby entrance) and the Tinley Park Metra station’s parking lot on North Street at Oak Park Avenue. For more information, including a map of the locations on the pub stroll, please see page 58 of the Conference book. No registration is required to attend the pub stroll.

Please direct any questions to Cyndi Robinson, Illinois Library Association Deputy Director, at robinson@ila.org. We hope to see you at these gatherings!

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please register for the November 14 CARLI/iSchool Career Fair https://www.carli.illinois.edu/carli-ischool-career-fair (registration will close on October 25).

Don’t forget to sign up for the CARLI/iSchool Mixer immediately following https://www.carli.illinois.edu/carli-ischool-mixer.

If you have any trouble registering for the Career Fair, please don’t hesitate to contact Michele Plante at the iSchool: mplante@illinois.edu.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »