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(via Craig Finlay, Indiana University South Bend)

The Scholarly Communication Committee of Academic Libraries of Indiana is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 2019 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the University Library at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are excited to welcome keynote speakers Leslie Chan, Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and founding signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, and Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”).

To date, this is the only annual conference devoted specifically to the research and practice of Scholarly Communication Librarianship. With a diverse docket of presentations and workshops, this is an excellent opportunity for the librarians at your institution to engage with a vibrant and growing community of practice and research in this field. Please note the student registrations are free. This year will feature a Q&A panel aimed at library students interested in scholarly communication librarianship.

For more information, including a schedule, please go to https://academiclibrariesofindiana.org/ld.php?content_id=50695784.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

The Serials Librarian is currently accepting submissions. To be considered for the 2019 volume year, please submit manuscripts by December 1, 2019.

The Serials Librarian is an international peer-reviewed journal covering scholarly communications and all aspects of the serials and continuing resources management lifecycle. We publish case studies, reports, research papers, theoretical or speculative pieces, and a select number of columns.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•       Scholarly communication issues (institutional repositories, copyright, publishing, citation studies, etc.)

•       New models for library-publisher commerce beyond “the big deal”

•       Procedural innovations in processing, organizing, assessing, and/or promoting e-resources

•       Metadata and discovery of serials and e-resources

•       Migration and implementation of systems such as ERM’s, discovery products, data visualization tools, etc., including ideas related to staffing workflows

•       Open access, whether “green,” “gold,” “diamond,” “platinum,” or hybrid

•       Peer review and the future of the journal gatekeeping function

•       End-user ease of access and usability

•       Collaborative projects related to collection development

•       Accessibility and diversity in resource management

•       Theoretical or speculative pieces addressing issues within the scope of the journal (e.g., does RDA adequately adjudicate concerns about serials title changes?)

•       The evolution of recurring issues in the field (e.g., the history of copyright and legislation devised to prevent “piracy”)

Please note that we are also interested in finding interesting content for our existing set of columns and that proposals for an entirely new column are welcome. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the journal’s ScholarOne website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/WSER

Questions or other requests can be sent to the journal’s editors, Sharon Dyas-Correia and Courtney McAllister, at serialslibrarianjournal@gmail.com For more information about The Serials Librarian, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal’s webpage:www.tandfonline.com/WSER

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is launching an article club!

We’re excited for this opportunity to build the CARLI community while engaging more deeply with the academic literature that impacts our teaching practice.

The Instruction Committee has selected articles for discussion, and we’ll meet virtually once in the fall and again in the spring. If you’re interested in participating, please read the article in advance. Instruction Committee members will moderate the discussion, and there will be prepared questions to guide our conversation. We hope you come with considerations and questions of your own as well, including how the article applies within your own context.

Please register: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/instruction-committee-article-club-november
We will hold the discussion in Zoom; the connection URL will be sent to registrants on 11/5.

When: Wednesday, November 6 at 1pm (CST)
Article: Reframing Information Literacy as Academic Cultural Capital: A Critical and Equity-Based Foundation for Practice, Assessment, and Scholarship
Author: Amanda Folk
Abstract: Within the past decade, academic librarianship has increased its focus on critical librarianship and assessing student success, as well as undergoing a complete reconceptualization of information literacy. However, our assessment and scholarship related to information literacy and student success largely neglects the persistent racial and social-class achievement gaps in American higher education. This article draws upon a critical social theory commonly used in higher education research-cultural capital-to consider the ways in which information literacy as threshold concepts may enable or constrain success for students whose identities higher education has traditionally marginalized. Finally, Estela Mara Bensimon’s equity cognitive frame is introduced to consider the ways in which we can ground our practice, assessment, and scholarship in our professional values of equity and inclusion.
Link: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/17822/1965

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinois.edu>!

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

The 2nd CADTH Lecture Series is on October 10th with Dr. Kelly Cobey. Please join us as she discusses “Why Organizations, Researchers, and Patients Are Falling Prey to Predatory Journals.”

We hope you can make it! Register for free to attend in person (Ottawa, Canada) or via livestream: https://cadth.info/2ZjxXy3

Why Organizations, Researchers, and Patients Are Falling Prey to Predatory Journals

Event Date: October 10, 2019

Location: 12:30-1:30 PM CDT

https://www.cadth.ca/events/why-organizations-researchers-and-patients-are-falling-prey-predatory-journals

Lecture Description:

This interactive talk will provide an overview of what predatory journals are and describe how they are having an impact on organizations, researchers, and patients. In doing so, the talk will touch on related topics including academic incentives, research funding, and science policy. It will discuss the impact of predatory journals on knowledge synthesis efforts and health literacy. It will recommend safeguards that stakeholders can put in place to limit interaction with these journals and to help reduce waste in how biomedical research is shared and used.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kelly Cobey is an Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) working in the Centre for Journalology. In her role she conducts research on topics related to biomedical publishing including publication models, publication policy, and research reporting quality. She is a mixed-methods researcher, with a background in psychology and biology. In her capacity as the OHRI Publications Officer, she provides educational outreach and one-on-one consulting to Ottawa-based researchers.

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(via Kimberley Edwards, George Mason University)

Telling the Technical Services Story – Call for chapters

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from authors for a new monograph of case studies exploring methods to improve communication in technical services departments.

Summary:

In an era of increased cross-departmental collaboration and decreased budgets, it has become more and more important for technical services departments to be able to communicate their story and demonstrate their positive impact on users – whether to their administration, their colleagues in other areas of the library, or even within their own departments.  The case studies in this monograph will highlight such projects from a range of libraries.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans in all types of libraries.

Chapter length: 4,000-5,000 words (Approx. 8-10 pages)

Preliminary Table of Contents:

The monograph is expected to be separated into five sections:

  • Communication within technical services
  • Communication with colleagues outside of the department
  • Communication with library administration
  • Communication with outside stakeholders
  • Communication to promote yourself

Chapter author(s), please provide:

  • A brief abstract of your proposed chapter (600-800 words)
  • A brief biographical statement of the author(s)

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2019 to alctsmonographs@lists.ala.org. Notification of acceptance will occur by December 31, 2019. Selected authors should plan to submit the final draft of their chapter no later than May 18, 2020.

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(via Brian Lym, Hunter College)

This deadline has been extended to Monday, September 9.  The editors are especially interested in submissions relating to assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, either as it stands in a particular institution or assessment of DEI efforts; leveraging institutional politics, and working with the community outside of our institutions.

Call for Chapter Proposals

Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are requested for an edited volume titled Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries, to be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Head Editors are Brian Lym (Hunter College) and Corliss Lee (University of California, Berkeley), and Co-Editors are Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi University), Jonathan Cain (University of Oregon), and Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman College).

We are seeking case studies, qualitative research studies, quantitative research studies, survey research studies, and other research-based solutions that can be implemented in today’s libraries.  A more detailed outline appears below.

Proposals, including a 600-800 word abstract, should be submitted by September 9, 2019 (new date).  Notification of acceptance will occur by the end of September 2019.  Selected authors should expect to submit a full draft of their article no later than January 14, 2020.

Call for Proposals:

https://tinyurl.com/yyefwazv

Send questions to Head Editors Brian Lym (blym@hunter.cuny.edu) and Corliss Lee (clee@library.berkeley.edu).

Book Outline

The well-documented lack of diversity in the academic library workforce remains problematic, especially given growing expectations that the overall academic workforce be more representative of the increasingly diverse student bodies at our colleges and universities.  That the lack of diversity is especially notable among the professional ranks (librarians, library leadership, and administrators) is indicative of inequity of opportunities for people of color and “minoritized” ethnic groups.

Further, remediation of racial and ethnic diversity in the academic library workplace raises broader diversity issues, including individuals with identities outside the gender binary and other individuals who face discrimination due to their sexual orientation, disabilities, religious affiliation, military status, age, or other identities.

Emerging efforts to diversify the academic library workplace are pointedly raising issues of inclusion in libraries where demographic homogeneity has historically prevailed.  With Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we hope to capture emerging research and practice that demonstrate ways academic libraries and librarians can work with and within their institutions to create a more equitable and representative workforce.

Part 1:  Leveraging and Deploying Systemic and Bureaucratic/Structural Solutions Since colleges and universities are hierarchical and complex systems with centralized and bureaucratic controls that can effect or impede transformative change, academic library leaders need to leverage and deploy formal structures and administrative resources to achieve DEI excellence.

Themes:

  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Retention and Advancement
  • Professional Development and Support
  • Assessment: Tracking DEI Progress

Part 2:  Leveraging Collegial Networks, Politics, and Symbols:

Strengthening and Deepening Change for DEI Excellence; Acknowledging and deploying collegial networks, leveraging informal and formal political power, and symbolic resources to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence in academic libraries.

Themes:

  • Navigating Collegial Networks and Normative Expectations Leveraging the Politics of Organizational Behavior (formal and informal power)
  • Reinforcing the Message: Deploying Change Through Deployment of Symbolic Activities
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(via Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

FREE Online Presentation

Raise Your Voice: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion by Participating in Scholarly Peer Review
Presented online via Zoom
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1pm – 2pm Central Time Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee Register here

Scholarly publishing needs input from diverse voices to ensure both quality and equity. Let an experienced peer reviewer for more than 10 LIS journals show you how scholarly peer review can benefit you, your peers, and the profession as a whole. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the peer review process, how participation in peer review can increase diversity and inclusion in our discipline’s scholarship, the characteristics of a constructive peer review, steps to begin participating as a reviewer, and some hands-on practice in thoughtful, respectful, and constructive peer criticism.

Erin Owens is the Access Services Coordinator and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Sam Houston State University, where she has been a member of the library faculty, in varying roles, for 12 years. She has ten years of experience in publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals, and six years of experience in serving as a peer reviewer for more than 10 different journals in Library and Information Science, including serving on editorial and peer review boards for several journals. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board for College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm Central time. Register here: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/1f22a415b34800b3cde7dc3c8da9331e

If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (lwgariepy@vcu.edu), Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here.

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(via Brian Lym, Hunter College)

Chapter proposals are requested for an edited volume titled Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries, to be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Head Editors are Brian Lym (Hunter College) and Corliss Lee (University of California, Berkeley), and Co-Editors are Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi University), Jonathan Cain (University of Oregon), and Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman College).

We are seeking case studies, qualitative research studies, quantitative research studies, survey research studies, and other research-based solutions that can be implemented in today’s libraries.  A more detailed outline appears
below.

Proposals, including a 600-800 word abstract, should be submitted by August 19, 2019.  Notification of acceptance will occur by the end of September 2019. Selected authors should expect to submit a full draft of their article no later than January 14, 2020.

Call for Proposals:
https://tinyurl.com/yyefwazv

Send questions to Head Editors Brian Lym (blym@hunter.cuny.edu) and Corliss Lee (clee@library.berkeley.edu).

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI, on behalf of The Library Publishing Coalition Directory Committee)

Does your library publish journals, monographs, conference proceedings, or technical reports? Do you provide hosting and support services for digital humanities projects, data, or ETDs? Help us to document the range of activities that libraries are undertaking in “publishing” (broadly defined) through their work in scholarly communications, digital humanities, digital sciences, and institutional repositories.

To promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing, and to raise the visibility of the unique contributions of libraries as publishers, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is compiling its sixth edition of the Library Publishing Directory.

To have a profile of your library included in the Directory, please complete our questionnaire at:

https://librarypublishing.org/lpdq-2020/

The call for entries will close on August 23. 

The questionnaire takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return later, but we recommend previewing the questions before you begin. If your library has had an entry in a previous edition of the Directory, you should have received an email with instructions on how to update it. Email contact@librarypublishing.orgwith questions.

About the Directory

The Library Publishing Directory is an important tool for libraries wishing to learn about this emerging field, connect with their peers, and align their practices with those of the broader community. Last year’s edition featured 138 libraries in almost a dozen nations.

The Directory is published openly on the web and will include contact information, descriptions, and other key facts about each library’s publishing services. The Directory is published openly online in PDF, EPUB, and database versions. The 2020 edition will be published in early 2020.

The Directory is made possible by the generous donation of services from Purdue University Libraries and Bookmasters.

Please e-mail contact@librarypublishing.org with questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

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(via Carol Wittig, University of Richmond)

Chapters are sought for the forthcoming ACRL book Teaching About “Fake News”: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences.

The problem of “fake news” has captured the attention of administrators and instructors, resulting in a rising demand for librarians to help students learn how to find and evaluate news sources.  But we know that the phrase “fake news” is applied broadly, used to describe a myriad of media literacy issues such as misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and hoaxes. There’s no way we can teach everything there is to know about “fake news” in a 50-minute one-shot library session.  What we can do is tailor our sessions to be relevant to the specific audience. For example, a psychology class may benefit from a session about cognitive biases, while an IT class might want to talk about the non-neutrality of algorithms.  Special populations such as non-traditional students or writing center tutors could also be considered.

Although the chapter may include how you teach the topic, the emphasis should be on the “why” behind fake news.  Why is it so prevalent? Why do people believe it?  Why does it matter? Successful proposals will select one narrow reason and explore it in-depth. The heart of the chapter should explore a particular issue; this is not intended to be an activity cookbook.

Chapter structure:

Each chapter of this book will be designated for a specific audience, discipline, or perspective, and be written by an author with expertise in that area.  In order to provide a foundation for the teaching librarian, it will discuss that specific aspect of fake news and be grounded in the established scholarship.  Next it will include a brief annotated list of accessible readings that could be assigned to participants ahead of a workshop when appropriate.  Authors will be asked to house a student-friendly PowerPoint version of their chapter in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox; the teaching librarian could use it as-is or modify it for the direct instruction portion of a session.  Finally, each chapter will include hands-on activities and discussion prompts that could be used in the actual workshop.

Final chapters will be 2,000-3,000 words in length.

Example chapter summary:

A chapter about the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal would explore the scandal, written so that the teaching librarian would feel she had a good grasp of it.  She could then use the student-friendly PPT in her one-shot workshop, and use the provided active learning exercise.

Submission due dates:

Submit proposals at: https://forms.gle/FCPwykZuppDXCDFa9  by July 31,  2019

Notifications will be sent by September 1, 2019

Final chapters will be due by December 1, 2019

Possible chapter topics:

These are just examples of disciplines and audiences; we are open to others!

1.       Lessons by discipline

a.       Psychology

b.       Journalism/Communication

c.       History

d.       Information Technology

e.       Sociology

f.        Health Sciences

g.       Rhetoric/Composition

h.       Political Science

i.         Philosophy

j.         Business

2.       Lessons by audience

a.       Writing Center

b.       Senior Citizen groups

c.       Professors

Proposal information:

Authors should complete the following form to submit proposals: https://forms.gle/FCPwykZuppDXCDFa9

Proposals will include:

  1. Discipline or audience addressed
  2. 100 word abstract of proposed chapter
  3. A sample learning activity

Email teachingaboutfakenews@gmail.com with any questions.

Editors:

Candice Benjes-Small, Head of Research, and Mary K. Oberlies, Research and Instruction Librarian, William & Mary; Carol Wittig, Head of Research and Instruction, University of Richmond

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