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(via Dr. Barbara Marson, East Carolina University)

On Friday, June 8, the East Carolina University MLS program will host a free virtual Global Library Exchange webinar, “COVID-19 and Libraries”, with speakers from three countries discussing their libraries’ experiences in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers are listed below.

  • Audrey Chapuis, Director of the American Library in Paris
  • Bruno Eiras, Head of Department of Public Libraries Network in Portugal
  • Liliana Silva, School Library Adviser, School Library Network Program in Portugal
  • Dr. Anna Maria Tammaro, Retired Professor, University of Parma (Italy) and Editor-in-Chief of Digital
    Library Perspectives

The webinar will run from 8:00 to 10:00 AM Central Time. To register, please provide brief information via this link.

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

I’m sharing this on behalf of the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE). In the next two weeks, AISLE will be holding two roundtables with representatives from MLIS and LTA programs. These events are open to anyone outside of AISLE who might be interested in attending. Registration is required. Please note that registration for both of these events will close two hours before the live event.

Tuesday, May 5 — 3:00-4:00 PM

University Roundtable

During this roundtable discussion, representatives from Illinois universities will provide information on programs of specific interest to school librarians including continuing education opportunities for masters and certification programs.

Register here. The session will take place via Zoom.

Tuesday, May 12 —  3:00-4:00 PM

Community College Roundtable

During this roundtable discussion, representatives from community colleges in Illinois will explain their LTA programs.

Register here. This session, also, will take place via Zoom.

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Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2020 Postponed to 2021

(via Jennifer Hart, University of Chicago)

The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation.

Please be on the lookout for further information about GLSBC 2021, to be held at Ohio State, and also options for virtual events we will hold this coming summer. Check the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp website for updates.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Danny Dotson, at dotson.77@osu.edu.

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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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