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(via Adrea Hernandez, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium)

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2018-2019 HEDS Research Practices Survey is now open: https://hedsconsortium.wufoo.com/forms/20182019-heds-research-practices-survey/.

The HEDS Research Practices Survey assesses students’ research experiences and their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources. Faculty and librarians can use student- and course-level data from this survey to develop pedagogies and materials to advance students’ research skills.

You can administer the survey at the beginning of the fall term to identify incoming first-year students’ research skills and knowledge. You can also use a follow-up administration of the survey to track your students’ growth from the beginning to the end of a course or the first college year. In the spring, we also offer comparison results for institutions surveying their senior students.

You can learn more about the survey and these administration options, as well as download a copy of the instrument at: https://www.hedsconsortium.org/heds-research-practices-survey/?utm_source=IACRL_listserv&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RPS_Fall18

We also recommend sharing this information with other people on your campus who might be interested in the survey, such as instruction librarians or those responsible for first-year programs.

Please feel free to contact me (ahernandez@hedsconsortium.org) with any questions about the survey,

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

You may have heard the news that ILA is beginning a process to update and refresh our current strategic plan. Much in that plan remains perennially relevant, but as times change so will we evolve. Over the coming months, we will seek input from a variety of constituencies to build a strong plan that will guide us into the future.

Our first step is to reach out to all of you! Would you please take a few minutes to complete this strategic planning survey by Thursday, July 12?

We aim to have the new plan in place by March 2019; and there will be additional opportunities for review and comment between now and then. With your help and input, we will put a plan into place for ILA to best serve Illinois libraries and the millions that depend on them over the coming years. Many thanks!

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services, on behalf of Heather Braum, American Library Association Washington Office)

Dear library community,

The American Library Association’s Washington Office and I invite you to participate in a short survey to share ways your library supports democracy and civic engagement in your community. Stories (more than lists of events) are especially appreciated, but lists are also welcome.

The survey will be available until Monday, July 16, through this link.

This project is part of my summer Google Policy Fellowship with the ALA Washington Office. Please feel free to pass this information onto colleagues through other listservs, social media, and other means. Contact me at hbraum@alawash.org with any questions. More information is available on the District Dispatch blog.

Thank you for your assistance with this effort.

Sincerely,

Heather Braum
Google Policy Fellow
American Library Association Washington Office

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Diane Foote, Illinois Library Association Executive Director)

You may have heard the news that ILA is beginning a process to update and refresh our current strategic plan. Much in that plan remains perennially relevant, but as times change so will we evolve. Over the coming months, we will seek input from a variety of constituencies to build a strong plan that will guide us into the future.

Our first step is to reach out to all of you! Would you please take a few minutes to complete this strategic planning survey by Thursday, July 12?

We aim to have the new plan in place by March 2019; and there will be additional opportunities for review and comment between now and then. With your help and input, we will put a plan into place for ILA to best serve Illinois libraries and the millions that depend on them over the coming years. Many thanks!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The ACRL Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Task Force<http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/taskforces/acr-tfpi> seeks volunteers to field-test new surveys it has developed. Its work is based on adapting PLA’s Project Outcome<https://projectoutcome.org/>, and the new academic library toolkit will launch in 2019. The goal is to provide users with free, easy-to-use, standard surveys that all types of academic libraries can adopt to assess and improve their services, and to benchmark themselves against their peers.

Volunteers are sought from all types of academic libraries – public and private, community college to research intensive – to contribute by field-testing the new outcomes-based surveys and offering feedback on them. If you are interested in participating, please review the information below and complete this form<https://goo.gl/forms/8ECQ1ss07QYldwEZ2>.

Description
The Task Force has identified seven general areas around which the surveys focus. To preview the full text of the surveys and a brief introduction to their suggested uses, please view this document (PDF)<http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/Field-testing-surveys.pdf>. The general topics are:
1.     Undergraduate Instruction
2.     Events / Programs
3.     Research Support
4.     Teaching Support
5.     Digital Collections
6.     Library Spaces
7.     Library Technology

For each survey, following the Project Outcome model, there are four outcome statements to which patrons respond on a Likert scale. These are based on learning outcomes in the areas of knowledge, confidence, behavior change, and awareness. In addition to the quantitative measures, each survey has two open-ended questions. (In the final version of the toolkit, survey administrators will be able to add up to three additional questions, not at this time.)

Volunteers may choose which survey(s) they would like to test. Choose the survey(s) that best suit your needs based on the text of the questions<http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/Field-testing-surveys.pdf> (PDF).

Timeline

The Task Force aims to complete field-testing by October 31, 2018, in order to have time to analyze results, make any necessary changes, and add the survey text to the new toolkit prior to the launch in April 2019. With that in mind we are looking for volunteers who can field test during the summer (July / August) or early fall (September / October).

To volunteer to participate in this initiative, please complete this form<https://goo.gl/forms/8ECQ1ss07QYldwEZ2>.

Why Participate?

In addition to being asked to administer the new surveys, volunteers have an opportunity to provide feedback that will shape the new toolkit.

While the survey responses submitted during the field-testing process will not be entered into the Project Outcome database, staff will provide you with raw data from your programs.

Learn More

Attend a free webinar to learn more about ACRL Project Outcome and the field-testing process. The webinar will be hosted by Eric Ackermann (Task Force chair), Sara Goek (ACRL staff liaison), and Emily Plagman (PLA). The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 10 at 1pm Central Time (2pm ET / 12pm MT / 11am PT).

Complete your free registration online<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8mQ-agPrSOmTFESIH5oYOg> by July 9. If you register and cannot attend, you will still receive a link to the recording afterwards.

Please direct any further questions to Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow Sara Goek at sgoek@ala.org<mailto:sgoek@ala.org>.

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(via Rachel Minkin, Michigan State University)

The ACRL Board of Directors is seeking input on the development of the association’s Signature Initiative on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). During the Leadership Council meeting at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the Board solicited comments from leaders across the association regarding equity, diversity, and social justice related concerns within their libraries and institutions, as well as suggestions for how ACRL might better support these efforts. The Board has reviewed and digested those suggestions and encourages you to respond to a new poll to provide additional input.

The poll focuses on a variety of programmatic elements that ACRL could pursue as part of the EDI Signature Initiative, and we would appreciate your help in prioritizing where we should begin. Please complete the 5-to-7 minute poll by Friday, June 29, in advance of the Board’s Fall Strategic Planning Meeting. We hope to also convene a virtual membership meeting to review the results early in the fall.

TAKE THE ACRL EDI POLL

Thank you very much for your input in helping us move forward on these vital issues.

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(via ACRL)

The ACRL Board of Directors is seeking input on the development of the association’s Signature Initiative on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). During the Leadership Council meeting at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the Board solicited comments from leaders across the association regarding equity, diversity, and social justice related concerns within their libraries and institutions, as well as suggestions for how ACRL might better support these efforts. The Board has reviewed and digested those suggestions and encourages you to respond to a new poll to provide additional input.

The poll focuses on a variety of programmatic elements that ACRL could pursue as part of the EDI Signature Initiative, and we would appreciate your help in prioritizing where we should begin. Please complete the 5-to-7 minute poll by June 29, 2018, in advance of the Board’s Fall Strategic Planning Meeting. We hope to also convene a virtual membership meeting to review the results early in the fall.

To complete the survey, click here. Thank you very much for your input in helping us move forward on these vital issues.

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(via Bonnie Matheis, Illinois State Library)

Illinois’ bicentennial best-of voters have until 11:59 PM on Friday, June 8, to pick the state’s best books. (Voting is open to all Illinois residents.)

The latest Illinois Top 200 list is focusing on books written by Illinois authors or about Illinois subjects.

“The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair is on the list, as is Mike Royko’s biography of the first Mayor Daley, and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Chris Wills with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says the author, L. Frank Baum, wrote the book in Chicago and took inspiration for the main character Dorothy, from his niece who is buried in Bloomington.

To vote, go here.

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(via Gary Marks, William Paterson University of New Jersey)

The NJLA College & University Section/ACRL-NJ Chapter is supporting the development of a Social Media Directory of Academic Libraries. This initiative is led by NJ Librarians Carina Gonzalez, Gary Marks, Jr., and Hilary Westgate. Check out our Spring Newsletter Article or the directory submission form for more info. The directory will go LIVE during the NJLA Annual Conference on May 31st!
Please share! Add your library to the directory today!
Click on the image or this link for the submission form.

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(via JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Are you a current library employee? Please take this survey! This survey will ask you about disability and accessibility awareness.  Please take the survey regardless of whether or not you work with the public.

To access the survey, go here. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. If you have any questions, please contact JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian at UIUC, at pionke@illinois.edu.

Thank you very much for your participation.

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