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

The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University are co-sponsoring a joint practicum for the Fall 2019 semester.  This practicum is geared towards LIS graduate students currently enrolled in ALA-accredited programs who are interested in exploring health sciences librarianship. Recent MLIS graduates are also encouraged to apply.  The collaboration provides the student with a supervised experience working in the public service area of both a public and private academic health sciences library setting, learning skills to be applied to their future careers.  Former practicum students have indicated this experience has factored significantly in finding positions after graduation.

The practicum student will gain hands on public service experience while integrating classroom theory into a working environment. The student will able to network with librarians from different departments within each institution.  Both libraries will integrate the student into the daily work flow, allowing the student to accompany and assist librarians as they teach, perform reference duties, and provide individual consultations.

A project to serve both serve the needs of the library and the interest of the student can be designed, but a project for its own sake is not mandatory unless required by the graduate school program. Students will be required to submit weekly reports outlining their activities at each library.  A final presentation comparing the experience at the two libraries is also mandatory.  The two libraries will work with the student in scheduling time at each library between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the semester.  The student will spend approximately 120 hours between both libraries. The major focus of the placement will be to deliver public services, including the following relevant training:

  • Learning and utilizing core health sciences databases such as PubMed and CINAHL
  • Exposure to core medical reference books and journals
  • Working with patrons both in person and in virtual settings
  • Working on the development of research and subject guides
  • Working with librarians who teach course integrated instruction and /or library skills workshops
  • Working with evidence-based health sciences and clinical practice literature

Both libraries are accessible via the CTA and Metra.  The Galter Library is located at 303 E. Chicago Ave., in the Streeterville neighborhood just east of the Magnificent Mile.  The UIC-Library of the Health Sciences is located in the Illinois Medical District just west of the Loop.

Northwestern University and UIC are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers that have a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and are particularly interested in received applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

To apply for the practicum, please send a cover letter and resume by June 7, 2019 to: Jonna Peterson, Northwestern University, jonna.peterson@northwestern.edu and Rebecca Raszewski, UIC, raszewr1@uic.edu

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries

Instructor: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Dates: May 6th through 31st, 2019

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick’s 2017 study on low morale in academic librarians revealed the social, environmental, and systemic impact factors of this phenomenon. Implications for ethics, collegiality, professionalism, continuing education, and career mobility were also linked in this groundbreaking qualitative study. Simultaneously, literature on workplace incivility, toxicity, burnout, and bullying reflect a critical need for dialogue about, reflection on, and recovery from low morale outcomes suffered in academic library environments.

Employing the use of reflective writing/aesthetic expression, assigned readings, and community participation, this course will offer opportunities for analysis, critique, and reflection on the low morale experience.

At the end of this course, participants who have experienced low morale in academic libraries (or other library environments) will be able to:

– Make sense of their low morale experience(s);

– Identify, reduce, or interrupt the role of occupational and systemic barriers to resolving low morale; and

– Identify and cultivate leadership behaviors that decrease low morale in academic (or other) library environments.

Trigger warnings: Participants will be asked to revisit instances of low morale they have faced. As a result, negative memories and associated emotions, including anger, grief, and shame, may (re)-surface.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. is an Associate Professor, Associate Librarian at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Kendrick earned her M.S.L.S. from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. Her research interests include professionalism, ethics, racial and ethnic diversity in the LIS field, and the role of digital humanities in practical academic librarianship. She is co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations (Chicago: ACRL 2016) and author of Kaleidoscopic Concern: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Other Concerns Regarding African American and Ethnic Library Professionals and Global Evolution: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries (ACRL 2009, 2007).

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements:inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

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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

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(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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