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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Are you an innovator? Are you taking challenges head on and adapting? Are you establishing, retooling, or redefining programs and initiatives in your organization? Are you creating new services or content and delivering in new and unique ways? We want to hear from you.

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, for “Like the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Sharing Innovations in Libraries”. Registration is now open, with an early-bird deadline of Friday, September 11, and a final deadline of Monday, September 21. To register, please go here.

Share your innovations in reference, technology & content. This Amigos Library Services online conference will explore ways that library organizations and library professionals are innovating services, programs and content in the face of adversity and constant change. Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • establishing or growing a new service
  • innovating workflows in all types of libraries
  • creating new partnerships or programs
  • using new tools and technologies to strengthen or deliver servicesi
  • innovations in library design or function

Please submit your proposal by Wednesday, July 22. Tell us your story and share what registrants can expect to learn from your presentation. In addition to full technical support during your live presentation, Amigos will provide platform orientation/training and an individual practice session prior to the conference. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers. Submit your proposal here.

For more information about this conference, contact Erin Gray, at gray@amigos.org or (972) 340-2896.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

“Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries”

Dates: Monday, July 6, through Sunday, August 2
Instructor: Carli Spina
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175

Approximately 15% of the population worldwide live with some type of disability, making individuals with disabilities an important and often underserved constituency for libraries. Despite this, many libraries overlook simple and affordable measures that could improve their accessibility. In this course, you will learn concrete techniques for improving your library’s accessibility for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. You will learn the meaning of accessibility and universal design and how these apply in a library setting through a combination of readings, hands-on exercises, online discussions, and demonstration videos.

Students who complete the assignments will have concrete ideas for integrating accessibility and universal design principles into library workflows. This four-week course will cover techniques and tools improving the accessibility of digital media content and making your library more inviting and inclusive for individuals with disabilities, with a particular focus on free tools. It also includes an overview of basic web accessibility topics. Participants who are currently working in libraries will leave the course with documents and resources that they can take back to their workplace.

At the end of this course, students will be able to complete the following tasks.

  • define accessibility and universal design
  • integrate accessibility and universal design into workflows at their libraries
  • evaluate and improve online accessibility
  • identify tools that can be used for testing website accessibility
  • write an accessibility policy

Carli Spina is an associate professor and the Head of Research & Instructional Services at the library at SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Previously, she was the Head Librarian, Assessment and Outreach at the Boston College Libraries. Carli holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has extensive experience working on user experience, web design, and technology projects as well as serving as a coordinator for services to patrons with disabilities. She is a member of LITA’s Bylaws and Organization Committee. She was also the inaugural chair of LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the leader of the ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group. She teaches classes and workshops for librarians, academic staff, and students on a range of topics, including accessibility, user experience, and web design.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

For registration instructions, payment options, and other information, please go here.

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(via Julie Martin, Northeast Document Conservation Center)

The 2020 Digital Directions Training Conference will now take place online, from Monday, October 19, to Wednesday, October 21. Join us for a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials. During three half-days of live, interactive, online training, you will learn about good practices and practical strategies for creating and managing digital collections, and you’ll gain confidence in decision-making for the preservation of your digital assets. Topics will include standards and specifications for digitization and digital preservation, metadata, copyright, selection for digitization, special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials, digital storage, and working with vendors and collaborative or consortial organizations.

Total registrants will be limited to 125 people to ensure that participants have opportunities to interact with both faculty and attendees. Each livestreamed session is 45-60 minutes, followed by 15-30 minutes of audio/video enabled Q&A. View the Agenda, faculty list, complete logistics, and registration information on the event website.

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(via Dr. Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Have you ever wished that you had more time to engage with teaching faculty and other instructors at your institution about information literacy in a more in-depth way? Register for the free online presentation “Learning together – Case studies in implementing faculty learning communities around information literacy”. In this panel presentation, librarians from four different institutions will share their experiences working with information literacy-focused faculty learning communities.

Jenny Dale is currently leading a learning community for recipients of UNCG’s Information Literacy Faculty Development Awards. Joanna Gadsby and Katy Sullivan facilitated a faculty learning community in 2018-2019 called “Cultivating Critical Thinking: Integrating Information Literacy into Course Content” through UMBC’s Faculty Development Center. Hazel McClure and Debbie Morrow facilitated a faculty learning community in 2017-2018 called “Evaluating Resources, Misinformation, and Fake News: Promoting Advanced Information Literacy in the Classroom ” through GVSU’s Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

Heather Snapp facilitated an “Integrating Information Literacy ” Faculty Learning Community while serving as a Lucas Center Faculty Fellow at FGCU in Spring and Fall 2019. All panelists will share how their faculty learning communities came to be, how they have been funded or otherwise supported, how they set goals and outcomes for their communities, how they selected content and developed activities for learning community participants, how they assessed these projects, and other lessons they learned along the way. Participants will leave the session with several different faculty development learning community models to consider and a plan for investigating potential opportunities at their own institutions.

This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Tuesday, July 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. Register here.

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(via OCLC)

OCLC invites ILL professionals and users of OCLC’s resource-sharing solutions to join us online for a series of five sessions that starts on Wednesday, July 8. We’ll discuss how we’re all moving forward together, including best practices and better ways to connect your users with the information they need as your libraries reopen.

This unique series offers an opportunity to learn about the latest resource-sharing advancements and interact with others in the ILL community. You’ll also learn how to improve your operational efficiency, save time, and elevate user services.

To learn more and register, please go here.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

After 39 years, the Charleston Conference regrets to announce we are unable to meet in person as planned this year. We are committing ourselves to providing a top-notch, interactive, and immersive online experience for our attendees. We want to do our best to bring what you know and love about Charleston to you remotely! The event platform we’re using will provide a virtual vendor showcase, several networking opportunities, and a user-friendly interface for conference sessions. We’re working on schedule details now but plan to bring a mix of our usual high quality keynote and plenary speakers, along with concurrents and some fun social options.

We are extending the proposal deadline for our Call for Papers to Friday, July 17. Remote presentations will include a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions, and both options will include live Q&A for attendees. Submit your proposal now for our virtual event here.

Moving to an online-only event was not an easy decision to make, and we appreciate all the feedback and suggestions we’ve received. We sent a survey to conference attendees from the past five years, and received a huge return rate of over 900 librarians, publishers, vendors and more. The overwhelming response was that although attendees love and value the conference, they’re simply not able to come this year. We all know budgets have taken an enormous hit this year as colleges and universities struggle to determine how to re-open in the fall, and publishers and vendors are therefore also feeling the crunch. Beyond those budgetary constraints, however, there is real and valid concern over travel safety as the majority of our attendees are coming from out of state, or even internationally, to attend. Even with following all of the recommended social distancing, protective policies, and disinfecting protocols, the travel to the venue and the hotel stays are problematic for attendee safety. For all of these reasons, we agree that it is the best to move to an online-only conference.

We’re sad that we can’t be with you in person for 2020, but we look forward to hopefully going back to an on-site event for 2021. Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director, with questions at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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(via Susanne Caro, North Dakota State University)

The Western States Government Information Virtual Conference is a free, biennial conference hosted by Government Information Librarians in the Western States and open to all. This year’s theme is “Trusted to Serve: Promoting Quality Government Services in Libraries”. The Conference will be held on August 5-6, 2020.

Click here for more information, to register, and to see the schedule.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Envision our future and celebrate our past at the MLA ’20 vConference, August 10-14, 2020. While the theme, “2020 Vision: The Future in Focus,” encourages us to look forward, we cannot look forward without learning from our history. The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC) spent a good deal of time reviewing past MLA evaluations and planning for changes to test at the MLA ’20 meeting. Little did the 2020 NPC know how many changes they would implement for MLA ’20 due to the COVID pandemic. Happily, the NPC believes the decisions they previously made have helped with the transition to a fully online meeting.

The 2020 NPC has planned an exciting, educational, and interesting schedule of events. A live kick-off event will take place on Monday, July 27, that will include tips to prepare for the vConference in August and recognition of award recipients. The week of Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 14, will be the live portion of the MLA ’20 vConference, when plenaries, immersion sessions, meet-ups, and most social events will take place. After the welcome and through early August, attendees will be able to view papers, posters, lightning talks, and exhibits at their leisure.

Please join us virtually on July 27, 2020, and the week of August 10, 2020, to participate in education, sharing, and friendship, including a commercial exhibition with over 100 exhibitors. Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you.

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(via Brian Vetruba, University of Minnesota)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Virtual Professional Development Program for Summer 2020, “Building on What We’ve Learned: Approaches to Library Publishing from Three Different Universities,” will be held on Thursday, July 23, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. The program will discuss three different models for library publishing, with a focus on collaboration, sustainability, and accessibility. Presenters include Johanna Meetz (The Ohio State University), Karen Bjork (Portland State University) and Annie Johnson (Temple University).

This program is presented by the ACRL DSS Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the Outreach Committee and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Registration is free. To sign up to attend, go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. A program recording will be distributed to registrants after the conclusion of the session.

Please direct any questions to Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, DSS Professional Development Committee Chair, at pprudho@okstate.edu.

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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries, the Reaching Across Illinois Library System, and the Illinois Heartland Library System are planning a Fall Semester Town Hall on Wednesday, July 29, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing what your library is doing in regards to reopening your physical spaces or what your librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels.

  • a panel discussing reopening plans and considerations (10:00-11:00 AM)
  • a panel discussing library instruction plans and considerations (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire letting us know your interests by Monday, July 13. Contact Dan Matthews, at matthewsd29@morainevalley.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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