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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)
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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.)

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).

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 Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Class Details

Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. In this hour-long webinar we’ll explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Guest Speaker

Heidi Beke-Harrigan, MLS, CPL is the Member Services Librarian at OhioNET, where she coordinates, promotes and co-develops continuing education opportunities and member services that support librarians in their work. From teaching systematic reviews to working with nursing students and faculty, the health sciences have always been an integral part of her library journey. Her current research interests focus on consumer health and healthcare equity. In addition to completing the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization and a certificate in medical writing and editing, Heidi is an RYT-200 yoga teacher specializing in yoga nidra. She co-facilitates the Day of Mindful Living (1), a program at River’s Edge in Cleveland that introduces law enforcement to mindfulness practices. When not in libraries she hikes in Ireland and dreams of her own Mary Reynolds inspired wild space.

Class Date:

Region/Office: National
Feb 21, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM CT


Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist


Bobbi Newman

For more information, and to register, please go here.

Posted in Continuing Education, Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, on behalf of Peggy LaSalle, Milwaukee Area Technical College)

Have you heard about Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are they? How can librarians participate in (or lead) OER discussions at their institutions and in the academic community? Join us to learn more about OER in community college libraries! We will have the opportunity to learn from two librarians working closely with OER. Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Tacoma Community College, will share experiences from a single-institution implementation. Brittany Dudek, Colorado Community Colleges Online, will share the statewide efforts in Colorado. We welcome all community college librarians to join us for this FREE informative and exciting program!

Please contact Kristin Heathcock, , with any questions.

Registration Information

Meeting Title: ACRL CJCLS: OER in the Community College Library – Experiences from Two


Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST ( time zone converter )

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Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

Don’t miss this webinar: Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis

When:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time:  1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central)

Concerns about the reproducibility of scientific studies are well known, but you may not know that many recommendations to improve reproducibility require services and expertise that librarians have, especially in relation to transparency, sharing, and publishing. Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis shows you how to improve science and the status of your library.

Don’t miss out on this important webinar. Register now!

Also, interested in improving the usability of your research guides or creating a welcoming environment and communicating clearly with people with disabilities? Then be sure to check out these upcoming webinars.

March 14, 2019: Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great

April 17, 2019: Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic

Space fills quickly, so be sure to register now for these compelling webinars!

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Alex Deeke, University of Michigan)

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites you to:

Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Librarians of Color

Presented online via Zoom

Tuesday, February 19th, 11 am CST

Registration Link

The lack of racial diversity within the academic librarian profession is largely acknowledged within the field and reflected in iterative conversations about the whiteness of librarianship. To address this issue, many institutions invest in diversity initiatives such as scholarships, internships, and residencies aimed to build a pipeline of specially trained librarians of color. This panel of current resident librarians will provide an overview of these diversity programs and center their experiences of these programs to suggest further avenues of exploration that build on existing structures and rethink the ways that we can build meaningful support for librarians of color. The presenters will share aspects of their respective programs that may have wider applications across librarianship and may serve as a starting point for increasing retention of underrepresented groups within librarianship. This program will be of interest to those who currently offer or are thinking of offering diversity scholarships, internships, and residencies or looking for alternative ways to support librarians of color.

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy (, chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Sarah Simms, Louisiana State University)

The ACRL IS Conference Program Planning Committee extends the CFP deadline for its virtual program to Monday, February 11, 4:00 PM Central Time. Please submit your proposal by that date. See below for more information, and please share

The ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee seeks proposals on the following topic for a virtual program in the late spring 2019:

Library and information science literature has devoted increasing interest and attention to the topic of social justice. We aim to move beyond the theoretical to investigate the various ways librarians have incorporated social justice into the classroom, including as a pedagogy, as it is interwoven with the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” and as an advocacy topic.

We invite proposals from diverse voices and institutions that demonstrate engaging and practical applications of the the successful integration of social justice in library instruction. Proposals should specify how attendees can utilize these approaches and could include lesson plans, classroom activities, demonstrations, or course syllabi. We will ask you to share an artifact or document of your lesson plans, activities, demonstrations, or syllabi with the audience for practical application and adaptation.

Each panelist will have 10-15 minutes to showcase their approach (e.g. a lesson plan, classroom activity, demonstration, course syllabi, etc.). There will be a Q&A period following all presenters.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this form<>.

The deadline for proposals is February 11.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernesto Hernandez ( and Martha Stuit (, the ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Registration is now open for two CARLI Instruction Committee sponsored webinars, following the theme: “Inclusive Classroom: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities.”

“Intrusive Librarianship” presented by Annette Alvarado of Loyola University Chicago

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

For more information and to register:


In 2015, Loyola University Chicago opened Arrupe College, a program that offered a two-year associates degree program that was structured for students that needed academic support. These students come from diverse populations, and many are low-income, first-generation college students. Through small class sizes, one-on-one contact with faculty and staff, students would have the support system necessary to succeed in the program. Since its inception the Loyola University Chicago Lewis Library has worked with faculty and staff to teach and support information literacy in the program. Intrusive Advising, also known as proactive advising, has been instituted by various educational institutions throughout the United States. At Arrupe College this approach has been adopted to meet the needs of underserved students. At Arrupe College all Faculty and staff take on advisory roles and follow this method of advising. It has been successful in reaching students that otherwise would not have asked for help. This webinar will showcase how Annette Alvarado has put intrusive advising into practice, and has become an intrusive librarian.

“A work in process: Cultivating inclusive classrooms” presented by Robin Harris, Michelle Oh, and Alyssa Vincent of Northeastern Illinois University

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

For more information and to register:


Northeastern Illinois University is the one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the country, but what does that mean in terms of inclusion in the classroom? In this webinar, three NEIU librarians will share their missteps, lessons learned, and overall experiences with library instruction and research consultations while working with a diverse student population. If you’re curious to learn how they’ve cultivated more inclusive learning environments, you won’t find a simple checklist, but you’ll join an honest conversation and hear about others’ processes.

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

(via Beate Gersch, Harvard University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee invites you to attend the following webinar:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Webinar Registration:

Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library
Information Literacy Program

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just politically correct buzzwords; they are complex ideas that should be addressed by leaders of instruction programs. Mindful leadership involves the thoughtful reflection about and integration of practices that support DEI in our work as instructional librarians. This webinar offers a panel discussion and question- and-answer session examining DEI through the lens of management and leadership featuring four well-known specialists: Toni Anaya and Charlene Maxey-Harris of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, authors of the ARL Diversity and Inclusion SPEC kits 2010 & 2017; Anastasia “Stacy” Collins of Simmons University, author of Language, Power, and Oppression in the LIS Diversity Void; and Ione Damasco of the University of Dayton and co-author of “Tenure and Promotion Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color.”

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University)

The North Carolina Library Association‘s College and University, NC Library Paraprofessional Association, Community & Junior College Libraries, Distance Learning Sections and Appalachian State University’s Center for Academic Excellence are working together to host a NCLA SectionsVirtual Conference on February 8, 2019!

Spend the day with librarians, instructional designers, paraprofessionals, faculty, and other library supporters. We are offering presentations for all aspects of library support-services, distance-learning services, community college, and university library services, including access services, instruction, research support, outreach, e-resource management, acquisitions, cataloging, management, assessment, and everything in between.

Visit our website to Register (its free!) and view the agenda.

All sessions will be recorded and archived on the conference site.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

As librarians, providing equitable access to all patrons should be a top priority. The patrons visiting our libraries should reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. Unfortunately, there are many populations that go underserved. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community?

Join us on Thursday, February 28 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, “Open Doors: Reaching Underserved Populations”, where we will explore methods and best practices for reaching an important part of your community.

Kicking off our conference is keynote speaker, Dr. Michele Villagran, consultant, presenter, and founder of CulturalCo LLC. Her keynote will explore how cultural intelligence makes a difference in the information profession and asks the question, “are you culturally competent?” Throughout the rest of the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of topics, with each time slot offering three different programming options.

Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is free at all online conferences!

Register here!<>

For more information about this conference, contact Megan Bryant at<> or 800-843-8482, ext. 2896.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »