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(via Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor University)

Please join us for the October CopyTalk webinar, “Fair Use as Cultural Appropriation: Why the ‘Forgotten Factor’ Matters”. The presentation will explore how copyright is an inadequate fit for combatting cultural appropriations. Copyright allows some publicly-beneficial uses of protected works without the consent of the copyright owner under certain exceptions, foremost being copyright’s fair use doctrine. Fair use’s four-factor test is supposed to help to determine whether an unauthorized use of another’s work is reasonable in light of copyright’s goals of promoting cultural production.

This presentation argues that there is a “forgotten factor” in the fair use analysis that is key to assessing the real impacts unauthorized appropriations have on diverse forms of creativity.  Recognizing the “forgotten factor” is a necessary step forward toward bringing social, political, and racial equity to our copyright system.

Our speaker will be Dr. Trevor Reed, associate professor of law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches courses in property, intellectual property, and federal Indian law. Professor Reed’s research explores the social impacts of intellectual property law on individual and group autonomy, with his most recent work exploring the effects of U.S. intellectual property regimes on Indigenous People’s creativity and innovation. Professor Reed holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters of Arts Administration from Columbia’s Teachers College.

This webinar should be very informative for those interested in copyright as a public policy. Join us on Thursday, October 1, at 1:00 PM CDT. To join, go here (passcode 530231).

All CopyTalks are still free and recorded and archived here.

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(via the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries)

The polls for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing have closed, and the votes are counted. Congratulations to JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who received the highest number of votes, for his article “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner is Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, whose article ʺWelcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowermentʺ appears in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice. Tina Griffin, also of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, finished third, and her article is “In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys”, from College & Research Libraries.

Thank you to the three other entrants, all from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library. They are Anne Rebecca Armstrong (“New models for instruction: Fusing the ACRL Framework and Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians to promote the lifelong learning of teaching librarians”, in College & Research Libraries News), Abigail Goben (“A Comprehensive Primer to Library Learning Analytics Practices, Initiatives, and Privacy Issues”, in College & Research Libraries), and Dr. Jung Mi Scoulas (“Using Assessment Tools to Develop a Workshop for Library Staff: Establishing a Culture of Assessment”, in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice).

The three winners will present on their articles either at future meetings of the IACRL Journal Club or in a separate webinar. Please watch the IACRL listserv, website, and social-media pages for more details.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s contest. Thirty people, total, cast ballots. To view the vote breakdown by submission, please go to the IACRL website.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Member News, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

Call for Papers: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

(via David Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Internet Reference Services Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal by Taylor & Francis, welcomes articles covering topics on the online, electronic and digital aspects and nature of library reference and information services, including reference practices, research consultations, reference sources and tools, professional librarianship, electronic communications, information literacy, instruction, online searching, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in Internet Reference Services Quarterly have undergone peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind review.

More details on the journals aims and policies are available here. To submit an article, click here (having an account or creating one is required).

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(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

The IACRL Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since February of 2020
  • been published since February of 2020

and would like to be included in the Fall, 2020, IACRL Newsletter, please send your career or publication information (or, if relevant, both) to Krista Bowers Sharpe, at KA-Bowers-Sharpe@wiu.edu, by Friday, September 18.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

In Spring 2022, the Library History Round Table will devote Volume 6, Number 1, of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society, and significant space in LHRT News and Notes, to scholarship, book reviews, and blog posts on Black women librarians. This issue will be guest-edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Cooke will accept proposals for scholarly articles and select 4-6 research studies for publication in LCHS. The publication is particularly interested in material on Black women librarians who have not yet been covered adequately by the scholarly or professional literature. Proposals concerning other pathbreaking librarians are also welcomed. To submit a proposal, please contact Dr. Cooke via this signup form by Monday, November 16, 2020. The full CFP can be found here.

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(via IACRL)

This is a reminder that voting for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing closes Monday, August 31. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all staff members at Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

To cast your ballot, please go here. After reviewing the criteria and reading the articles, vote for ONE of the six entries. Please vote just once.

IACRL will announce the winners in September. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Please join us for our next IACRL Journal Club meeting, via Zoom.

Date: Thursday, October 29

Time: Noon – 1:00 PM

Article: “Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves”

Link to article: click here

Leader: Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College

Pre-register here

Posted in Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Webinars | No Comments »

Reminder: RAILS Seeking Contributors for My Library Is… Blog

(via RAILS)

In this recent blog post, Outreach Services Manager Tana Petrov from Fountaindale Public Library District highlights the library’s virtual outreach journey over the past few months. Tana writes, “In the midst of the pandemic, ‘virtual outreach’ gained a new meaning, became a core service, and a public priority.”

Read more on the My Library Is… website. Contribute to the My Library Is… blog and share your library’s efforts via the My Library Is… website or by contacting communications@railslibraries.info. We welcome contributions from all libraries and all staff and board members.

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(via Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University)

The call for chapters for the ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook–edited by Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University and Meryl Brodsky, University of Texas – Austin–is now open. We are seeking proposals from academic librarians for chapters describing practiced lesson plans, curriculum map development, activities, and events designed to promote and educate data literacy through library instruction and outreach. We are seeking examples that have been tried and tested. Examples can range from simple and quick door-opener activities, to lessons, courses, and curriculum maps.

Audiences of these lessons are not limited to academia, they may also include community-based collaborations and outreach events. Examples of potential topics include the following.

  • data visualization and infographics (creation and interpretation)
  • finding and using secondary data
  • data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation
  • interpreting statistics, surveys, polls
  • data and statistics in the news, and in the disciplines
  • data literacy outreach and engagement
  • data literacy among the disciplines
  • data carpentry
  • data citation
  • personal archiving, naming conventions
  • research data services

Submissions should be about 500 words and include: Title, Audience description, Learning objectives (ties to ACRL Framework for Information Literacy), Length of activity/activities in minutes (if applicable), General description of the activity, lesson, event, or curriculum map, and Assessment.

Please submit proposals on this Google form by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Contributors will be notified of their proposal’s status (accepted or rejected) by December 30, 2020. The deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters for revision is April 1, 2021.

Please contact Meryl Brodsky (meryl.brodsky@austin.utexas.edu) and Kelly Getz (kgrossm3@emich.edu) with  questions.

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(via IACRL)

This is a reminder that voting is open for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all staff members at Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

To cast your ballot, please go here. After reviewing the criteria and reading the articles, vote for ONE of the six entries. Please vote just once.

The deadline to vote is Monday, August 31. IACRL will announce the winners in September. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »