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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.

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

(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!

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

(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 »

(via Molly Beestrum, ILA President)

Hello ILA members and friends! We are pleased to present a new aspect of ILA sponsored conferences and events, the goal of which is to enable and enhance the fullest, most productive possible experience for participants: A Statement of Appropriate Conduct.

Following in the steps of many other associations that have adopted such statements or codes, and leading ahead of others, the ILA Executive Board has researched, developed, and approved this Statement, which covers expected standards of behavior and a process for reporting incidents. We hope each of you will take a moment to read the Statement and familiarize yourself with the process.

We are proud to have taken this proactive step toward enhancing the conference and event experience for everyone. If you have concerns or questions about this, please do reach out to me at molly@beestrum.com or ILA Executive Director Diane Foote at dfoote@ila.org. We look forward to seeing those of you planning to attend the ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

For the first time, ILA is offering a Buddy System for registered attendees* of the 2019 ILA Annual Conference.

It can be intimidating to attend a large conference alone. With this experience, you can attend the conference, experience all the events, and meet someone new!

This program is for individuals attending the conference alone, first-time conference attendees, or those who want to meet someone new and invite them into their group. Buddy system participants will be paired based on their interests.

What You Can Expect

  • Receive buddy contact information by Friday, October 4.
  • Schedule one or two phone calls (or emails) ahead of the conference to introduce yourselves, answer questions, and go over the conference schedule.
  • Meet face-to-face at the President’s Reception on Monday, October 21, or before the Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 22.
  • Walk the exhibit hall together.
  • Meet for lunch, coffee, or during a networking event to check-in.

Please Note

  • This program is for those wishing to make professional connections and network in a professional setting. It is not designed as a dating service.
  • ILA is not responsible for fostering communication after attendees are paired up. You are responsible for contacting your buddy once ILA emails you their contact information.
  • You are not required to hang out with the person you’re paired with if you don’t feel it’s a good match.
  • You do not have to exchange any personal information if you are uncomfortable doing so. We will only provide an email address to contact your buddy.
  • ILA will contact you to get feedback on your experience with the Buddy System, and if you have a positive experience, we encourage you to share it with the ILA community

We are excited to offer this program to our conference attendees and hope members of the ILA community attending this year’s conference consider participating.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 6. To request a buddy, please go here. If you have any questions about the Buddy System, please contact Tamara Jenkins at (312) 644-1896 or tjenkins@ila.org.

*This program is being offered to conference attendees only. Vendors and partners of ILA are not eligible to participate.

#ILAAC19

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please join us for our iSchool/CARLI Career Fair https://www.carli.illinois.edu/carli-ischool-career-fair  on November 14, 2019! Register here:https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/10180/employer_preview  (final day to register=October 25).

Some information about the Career Fair:

…You don’t have to have jobs open to be an employer at the Career Fair. You can be an employer who’s promoting their organization and letting students/graduates know about your wonderful library.

…As a CARLI member, your registration as an employer at the iSchool/CARLI Career Fair is at no cost to your organization.

…The iSchool anticipates record numbers of graduates/soon-to-be graduates attending this Career Fair. It’s the first one in Champaign!

…The iSchool and CARLI are hosting a mixer immediately following the Career Fair.

…This is the first-ever iSchool/CARLI Career Fair! Join us for this inaugural event.

…The Career Fair is the day before the CARLI Annual Meeting (Annual Meeting registration is now open at https://www.carli.illinois.edu/calendar/2019-11)

Let me know if you have any questions.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

Registration is now open for Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access

(Thursday, July 25, 2 PM EST)

With the integration of experimental technologies and an accelerated evolution of library content, librarians have become strong proponents for integrating makerspace technologies into the classroom and learning experience, utilizing augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) in library services, and advocating for the creation, discovery, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER).

As our libraries move forward with adopting these new initiatives, it is essential to keep accessibility in mind, and in this webinar, you’ll learn how to do just that. We want to ask ourselves how distance users, individuals with disabilities, and others needing accommodations can engage with these resources and services. Incorporating new technologies and collections into the library is a complex process. It has the potential to facilitate access to all members of the community regardless of socioeconomic status and background.

This 60-minute webinar examines the topic of innovative technologies and collections through the lens of access and stewardship. Parity goes beyond making books and information accessible to all; it means making all library services accessible, including open resources, makerspace services, and others. In particular, we will focus on

  • technology access, including makerspaces and emerging technology, such as AR/VR and
  • collections access, including OER and resource sharing

Within each topic, the instructors will discuss the current climate within academic libraries, share their personal experiences and tips in broadening access to resources, and encourage self-reflection as you think about how to expand resource accessibility in your home institutions.

Presenters: Christine Elliott (Juniata College) and Courtney McAllister (Yale University)

Register here: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=olweb&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=X

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