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(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share practices and perspectives related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The column editorial team will prioritize proposals that focus on how the Framework for Information Literacy intersects with equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices. We are particularly interested in articles about how libraries that serve diverse and/or underserved populations have used the Framework for Information Literacy within the context of equity in education. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to librarians whose responsibilities include instruction, information literacy, assessment, and related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by April 19, 2019 to crlnframework@gmail.com.

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries News Instructions for Authors may be found here.

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(via Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, Grand Valley State University, and Marcia Rapchak, University of Pittsburgh)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial or other online library instruction project for review and possible
inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2019***
Nominations:  April 26
Submissions:  May 10

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/ 

For more detailed information about the selection criteria, please see
https://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/primo-selection-criteria/
and be sure to review the “What to Know before you Submit” document at the bottom of the page.

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the
Nomination Form.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for
verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

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(via Stacey Marien, American University)

We have a few proposals about shelf-ready and are looking for other ideas – if you are a vendor who provides outsourcing services, we want to hear from you as well as ideas from our colleagues in other types of libraries, such as public, special, law, government.

Call for Papers:  Inside Outsourcing Technical Services: Upsides and Downsides

We invite you to submit brief abstracts (1-2 paragraphs or 100-200 words) prior to May 15th, 2019 for the December/January 2019/2020 issue of Against the Grain.
We are interested in a variety of perspectives and combinations of perspectives.  We are looking for experiences from all types of libraries including academic, public, government and special libraries and welcome contributions from vendors and companies that provide the outsourcing services.  Please send your ideas to Stacey Marien, smarien@american.edu<mailto:smarien@american.edu> and Alayne Mundt, mundt@american.edu<mailto:mundt@american.edu>

Some ideas we would be interested in reading about are:

1.  When faced with outsourcing technical services, has your library successfully argued to keep work in-house? Can and should outsourcing be avoided?
2.  How has increased automation and outsourcing impacted internal workflows? Has it made technical services more complex or less complex? How has this changed skills needed and staffing in technical services departments?
3.  How is your library performing quality control on vendor-supplied records, especially for thousands of vendor-supplied records loaded on a weekly or monthly basis? How have libraries and vendors worked together to improve or ensure record quality?
4.  How do you maintain quality control on shelf-ready records and materials? Has your library eliminated or significantly reduced copy-cataloging and use shelf-ready materials and record loads only? Has this hampered discovery or has there not been a noticeable change?

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(via Elaine Hirsch, Lewis & Clark College)

The CLS Communications Committee invites submissions for the Spring 2019 CLS Newsletter. This is an opportunity to highlight happenings at your library with colleagues across the country.

Did your library launch an innovative program or host a successful event?  Did your library receive a grant?   Are there any presentations, publications, or other professional accomplishments you’d like to share?

Submissions should be less than 500 words and images are welcome!  Check the CLS Newsletter Archive for ideas:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 1.  Articles can be sent to jayne.blodgett@unco.edu

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(via Vikki Terrile, Queensborough Community College)

I am writing a chapter on how academic libraries support students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity for the forthcoming book Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination, published by Libraries Unlimited and edited by Dr. Julia Skinner and Dr. Melissa Gross (CUNY IRB # 2019-0233).

I am looking for academic libraries and librarians actively involved in this work that are willing to share their experiences.  If you are interested in being interviewed (in-person, by phone, or by web, location depending) for this project, please email me at vterrile@qcc.cuny.edu.

Please note that participation in this project is voluntary; there will be no compensation for participation.  Additionally, participants’ identities and institutions will be fully disclosed in the final written chapter.

Please also feel free to pass this request along to others in your circle who may be interested.

Thank you!

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(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share practices and perspectives related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The column editorial team will prioritize proposals that focus on how the Framework for Information Literacy intersects with equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices. We are particularly interested in articles about how libraries that serve diverse and/or underserved populations have used the Framework for Information Literacy within the context of equity in education. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to librarians whose responsibilities include instruction, information literacy, assessment, and related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by April 19, 2019 to crlnframework@gmail.com.

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries News Instructions for Authors may be found here.

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(via ACRL)

ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee is planning a special issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL) around new research on the impact of academic libraries on student learning and success in higher education that advances the six priority areas established in ACRL’s 2017 report, Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for download or purchase).The research may use any investigative methods appropriate to addressing the research question(s). These include but are not limited to standard quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as critical evaluations, case studies, reflective essays, and (auto)ethnography.

Articles resulting from collaborative research involving librarians and other higher education stakeholders, such as institutional researchers, faculty, administration, students, or community partners are particularly welcome. Work on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to academic libraries is also encouraged. Proposals are due on April 29, 2019, and complete details are on ACRL Insider.

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(via Alex Deeke, University of Michigan)

FREE Online Presentation: Beyond Citation Counting: Metrics and Altmetrics for Demonstrating Scholarly Impact
Presented online via Zoom
Tuesday, March 19th, 1-2 pm CST
Registration Link<https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/cc423eb9b9a114eb7c24e00bf0acd2b8>

As librarians, we understand how a citation shows the influence of one scholarly work on another. But citations are only one way to gauge the impact that scholarship has in its field and in the wider world. Starting from the context of traditional citation-based metrics, this session will explore a variety of alternative metrics that offer new and diverse ways for researchers to tell the story of their scholarship.

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 nearly 12 years. Although her informal work in Scholarly Communications began much earlier, Erin has now formally supported this area for three years, providing learning opportunities and consultations for faculty and graduate students on topics related to scholarly publishing, copyright and open licensing, research impact metrics, and much more. Erin currently serves on the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, the College & Research Libraries editorial board, and as a peer reviewer for several LIS journals, while also pursuing her own research agenda. Her ORCID scholarly profile may be viewed at http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9520-9314

The free presentation will take place Tuesday, March 19th, 1-2pm CST via Zoom. Register:
https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/cc423eb9b9a114eb7c24e00bf0acd2b8
If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email including a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy (lwgariepy@vcu.edu), chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee.

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

Assessing Journal Legitimacy. Roles for Librarians and Researchers
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
(Need to convert to your time zone? Go here.)

Webinar Details

The Zoom link for the webinar is available here.
Please note – this is for March 14th, 2019. (Register for the recording link further in the e-mail.)

Presenters:
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Lilian Hoffecker, MS, PhD, MLS, Research Librarian and Assistant Professor
Lilian Hoffecker is a research librarian at the Strauss Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She has been involved with in scholarly communication for over ten years including co-facilitation of an open access fund that allowed her to directly observe some devious and dubious practices in academic publishing. Lilian is the current chair of the MLA Scholarly Communications committee and has a forthcoming co-authored book chapter entitled, “Challenging Library Support of Article Processing Charges,” to be published in Open Praxis, Open Access (ALA Editions).

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Wladimir Labeikovsky, PhD, Bioinformationist
Wlad is a bioinformationist at the Strauss Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado. He’s trained as a biochemist, completing both a PhD and a stint as a postdoctoral researcher in addition to experience as a data scientist/curator before joining the library world in 2017.

Description: The open access movement has unlocked research information that was previously inaccessible to many including patients and community clinicians. Various OA business models have been proposed but the best known is one in which authors are charged an “article processing charge,” or APC, to substitute for the subscription fee traditionally charged to libraries and their readers. But the transition has not been smooth and one consequence, with easy journal software and a market of eager-to-publish academics, was the emergence of a scam publishing industry. These enterprises are only interested in collecting the APC while foregoing many expected services especially proper peer-review, the most important step that adds credibility to any scholarly work.

In this webinar, the presenters will give brief background to the rise of predatory publishing and introduce a checklist that librarians and researchers can use to evaluate the legitimacy of a journal. Lists of “safe” or “unsafe” journals may be easy to consult but in doing so the author depends on the criteria of the list-maker, while the checklist from this presentation provides the tools but leaves the decisions to the author.

Learning Outcomes:

*       Understand the background to the rise of dubious publishers

*       Understand how to assess journals and publishers for legitimacy

*       Understand email marketing ploys used to hook customers

*       Understand that authors have different levels of risk assessment in selecting new or unfamiliar journals

*       Understand how to collaborate with authors in assessing risks and legitimacy
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(via Nina Exner, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Registration is now open for Empirical Librarians 2019 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting original research. Empirical Librarians provides a great venue for learning, networking, and discussion about the many ways that research and librarianship thrive together.

*Registration Link: https://tiny.utk.edu/EmpLibs2019*

Registration fee is $45, which includes continental breakfast and snacks both days and lunch on the first day.

This year’s joint keynote speakers will be Kris Brancolini and Marie Kennedy of Loyola Marymount University Library. Kris and Marie are founders of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (http://irdlonline.org/).

The dates at March 7-8, 2019. Please read more about the conference here: https://www.lib.utk.edu/emplibs/.

The full schedule of sessions and abstracts will be posted to the website shortly. In the meantime, please make your travel arrangements. We look forward to seeing you in Richmond!

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