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I think that this will feel like a big ask, so let me apologize out in front, and add my please and thank you.

I am on the ILA Reporter Advisory Committee and I have an article to write that will deal with burnout in the profession, and, because it is the ILA Reporter, I would specifically like to talk about burnout among Illinois librarians. So, it would be interesting to me to know if you ever felt burnout, how did you recognize it, and then what did you do to help cope? I’d like to write an article that is of use to librarians and library workers in the state–that lets readers know that they aren’t alone if they are feeling burnout, and that they do not have to suffer.

Obviously, this can be a sensitive topic among us. If you are willing to talk to me about your own experience, I would be really appreciative. I would absolutely protect your privacy in the article.

If you’d like to share your experiences, you can e-mail me, at mchonechase@niu.edu, or call me, at (815) 753-9860. If you have a friend or colleague who might be interested in talking to me, could you please pass this e-mail along to that person?

Thank you.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

Join us in Boston for the Charleston Conference Library Acquisitions Boot Camp at SSP (Society for Scholarly Publishing).

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Westin Waterfront, Boston MA

This pre-meeting training session, a popular feature of the annual Charleston Conference, is now open to attendees of the 2020 SSP Annual Meeting.

The training session will offer a high-level overview of the workflows and concepts of the acquisitions process from the librarian’s point of view, from how libraries select materials to how they recommend interacting with vendors, and how they articulate the return on investment to their parent organizations (academic/special/public libraries). Attendees will gain valuable insight into the strategies and best practices librarians use to manage a variety of material types, such as print materials, e-books, and other e-resources. The group will also discuss how emerging issues, like Plan S for open access science publishing and transformative agreements, are affecting libraries’ acquisitions plans.

This class is ideally suited for librarians new to selection and acquisitions workflows as well as publishing professionals who want to learn more about current acquisition practices in libraries and the impact of open access on both communities.

Instructor: Rebecca Vargha, UNC Chapel Hill, Head, Information and Library Science Library

More Information

Registration: If registering only for this pre-meeting seminar, lunch and all Annual Meeting afternoon/evening events are included on Wednesday. Select the Pre-Meeting Seminar registration type and then add the training session in the Program. If you are attending the rest of the Annual Meeting, select your primary registration type and and then add the training session in the Program.

Cost: Early $250, Regular $300

Register Now!

Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference, with questions at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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Interested in discussing current topics in librarianship with colleagues in Illinois? Michelle Nielsen Ott is putting together a schedule for the IACRL Journal Club for 2020. Based on feedback, it is switching to bi-monthly and is partnering with the CARLI instruction article club. So far the 2020 schedule is:

  • February 26 at 1:00 PM (Central): We will partner with the CARLI Instruction Committee and discuss Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election” by Stefanie R. Bluemle, Augustana College. Please register here. More information is below.
    • The Instruction Committee has selected the following article for discussion. 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 will also come with your own perspectives and queries to offer. We’re excited to share that author Stefanie Bluemle will be on hand to participate in our discussion and answer questions about her work.
    • *Winner of ACRL Instruction Publication of the Year
    • Abstract: “This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls post-facts, to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans’ media illiteracy. Second, it addresses the implications of post-facts politics for the concept of authority as defined by the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” drawing on the work of Patrick Wilson and Max Weber to illustrate which elements of authority librarians must rethink due to recent events.”
    • Link: click here
  • April 23rd at 12:00 PM (Central): Emily Gilbert (Rasmussen College) will lead on the topic of virtual reference. Please register here.

If you would like to lead a session in June, August, October, or December, let Michelle know, at at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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

(via Derek Marshall, Mississippi State University)

The editor of the Technology column in Public Services Quarterly is seeking guest column authors for future issues.

The purpose of the Technology column is to examine current and developing technology topics in academic libraries. The column’s focus is creative uses of technology, introductions to new technologies, and critiques of current technologies, their uses, or their future.

Readers interested in contributing ideas or articles to this column may contact column editor Derek Marshall at dmarshall@library.msstate.edu.

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Registration Open for Upcoming IACRL Journal Club Discussions

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

Interested in discussing current topics in librarianship with colleagues in Illinois? Michelle Nielsen Ott is putting together a schedule for the IACRL Journal Club for 2020. Based on feedback, it is switching to bi-monthly and is partnering with the CARLI instruction article club. So far the 2020 schedule is:

  • February 26 at 1 pm (central): We will partner with the CARLI Instruction Committee and discuss Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election” by Stefanie R. Bluemle, Augustana College. Please register here.
  • April 23rd at 12 pm (central):  Emily Gilbert (Rasmussen College) will lead on the topic of virtual reference. Please register here.

If you would like to lead a session in June, August, October, or December, let Michelle know at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Ann Marshall, Purdue University Fort Wayne)

Do you work with transfer students at your institution, and would you like to share your experiences with fellow librarians? We are seeking a few final proposals for an edited book tentatively titled Transfer Student Success: Advancing Outcomes from the Library, to be published by ALA Editions in Fall 2020.

This edited volume will focus on academic library efforts to engage and support transfer students. The book will be practice-focused, with a firm grounding in the scholarship on transfer students, their use of libraries and information, and libraries’ engagement with them. The three sections of the book as currently planned are as follows:

1.      Welcome to the university: orientation and outreach efforts for new transfer students

2.      Engagement beyond the classroom: co-curricular efforts to engage with transfer students

3.      Building on transfer capital: instruction, information literacy, and research efforts to support student success

We are particularly interested in seeing proposals that fall into the second or third sections outlined above.

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Monday, January 6, 2020.

The submission should include your name, title, affiliation, title of the chapter, and an approximately 250-word proposed description of the work. Collaborative works are encouraged, as well. Chapters should be approximately 8 to 10 pages double-spaced, for a total of between 2,200 to 2,750 words.

Please submit your proposal using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceB5P16gd_1yHbbYctU_UZilTCnWH5ZjKD_IygYLcJTvipwA/viewformWe will notify you of the status of your submission by January 17, 2020. If accepted, first drafts would be due April 3, 2020.

If you have colleagues who work with transfer students and who may be interested in submitting a proposal, please feel free to share this email.

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(via Julia Bauder, Grinnell College)

Do you ever help students or faculty with data? Does that work involve helping them to understand:

  • How to find and interpret data?
  • How to be a critical consumer of data?
  • How to be an ethical producer of data?
  • What it means to decolonize data?
  • Why it’s important to document and share research data?
  • Any other form of data literacy?

Then you are invited and encouraged to submit chapter proposals for an upcoming book to be published by ALA Editions, tentatively titled Teaching Critical Thinking with Numbers: Data Literacy and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Each chapter should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words, and should include a discussion of the ways in which you or your colleagues and institution are incorporating data literacy into your work. Possible topics for these case studies could include, but are not limited to, methods for incorporating data literacy into information literacy instruction, experiences promoting data literacy in digital scholarship projects, or strategies for getting community buy-in for data literacy across your institution. If you have any questions about a topic you are considering, you are encouraged to reach out to Julia Bauder (bauderj@grinnell.edu) to discuss it before submitting a full proposal.

To submit a proposal, please e-mail the following to Julia Bauder, at bauderj@grinnell.edu, by February 3, 2020:

  • An approximately 400-word summary of the proposed chapter.
  • For each author:
    • Name, institution, and current title.
    • A list of previous publications.
    • If no previous publications, please include or link to a writing sample.

Timeline:

February 3, 2020: Chapter proposals due.

February 21, 2020: Authors notified of acceptance of chapter proposals.

July 1, 2020: Chapter drafts due.

August 14, 2020: Chapter drafts returned to authors for revisions.

October 17, 2020: Chapter revisions due.

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. Please, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Julia Bauder.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote, an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it! Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee.

Read an interview with Stefanie R. Bluemle, the 2019 Rockman recipient. More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear. The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises.

Nominations are due Friday, December 6, 2019. Please send your questions and submissions to the Rockman Award Chair, Clarence Maybee atcmaybee@purdue.edu.

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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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