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(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Students, staff, faculty, library staff and members of the public are welcome to attend this important event on Monday, October 21, from 6 to 7 PM. Every Illinois resident needs to be counted so our state population accurately reflects our needs. If you are worried about confidentiality, are afraid of participating, or want to learn more, please come to this presentation to get your questions answered. Be sure you are counted on April 1, 2020!

The event will be in-person at Joliet Junior College and will stream from other locations. Register on L2. Spanish-language speakers will be available to answer questions. Program flyers and bookmarks are available.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Don’t miss the Amigos Library Services’ online conference, Healthy Habits: Cultivating Health and Wellness in Libraries and Communities on Thursday, October 10 featuring keynote speaker Jenn Carson. Healthy habits matter. Unfortunately, navigating accurate health information to develop and practice suitable healthy habits is often difficult. Both as information professionals and centers of the community, libraries are in a unique position to inform their communities, students, and staff about health and wellness as well as encourage and aid its implementation.

Carson will kick off the conference with “Taking Care of Us: Ergonomic Advice for Library Staff.” While attending this session, you will learn how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, Carson is an internationally recognized expert in physical literacy, award-winning author, and yoga teacher. The creator of the popular website [www.yogainthelibrary.com]www.yogainthelibrary.com, Carson also blogs for the American Library Association.

Throughout the rest of the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of health and wellness topics.

13 Sessions, Including:

  • Taking Care of Us: Ergonomic Advice for Library Staff
  • Feed All the People: Farm-2-Library Food Initiative
  • Community Collaboration and Capacity Building
  • Bikes + Libraries: Healthy Communities

Registration Fees: Registration closes on Monday, October 7.

Amigos Member: FREE

Early-bird Non-Member:

  • Individual – $149
  • Group – $269
  • Library School Student – $45

For more information about the conference and to register, visit: https://www.amigos.org/healthy_habits

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(via Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Share tips, ideas, and best practices relevant to promoting the value of your academic library. On Tuesday, November 5, 10:00-11:30 AM, RAILS and IACRL will host an online roundtable associated with the “My Library Is…” campaign. This event will include short presentations, as well as a facilitated discussion on issues relating to promoting the value of the academic library.

Any staff from any academic library is invited to register. Students from MLIS and LTA programs with an interest in academic libraries are also encouraged to attend. Attendees do not need to be members of RAILS or IACRL. Learn more and register: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29944

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Don’t forget to register in L2 for next month’s Online with the CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center): Subject Analysis, https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28613

This month’s topic: Subject Analysis. Subject analysis can be complicated. Subject headings or topics that match the item being cataloged need to be determined. The 20% rule, which recommends assigning headings only for topics that comprise at least 20% of the work, is still applicable.

Even if you can’t attend the live session on October 17, from 10-11 a.m. CDST, go ahead and register anyway, so that I can e-mail the link to the recording, after the webinar is over.

You can register in L2 for our other Online with the CMC sessions:

November 21, 2019: Cataloging Kits

This month’s topic: Cataloging Kits: Multiple items cataloged as one unit, kits, can be challenging. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for kits will be discussed. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28614

December 19, 2019: Language, Idioma, Sprache, La Langue: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials

This month’s topic: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials: Cataloging materials in a foreign language can be challenging. Tips, tricks, and resources for cataloging foreign language materials will be shared. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28615

January 16, 2020: Cataloging Rare Books

This month’s topic: Cataloging Rare Books: Printed materials in special collections require additional details of description in order to identify significant characteristics (bibliographical format, typeface, etc.), which help identify a resource (editions, impressions, or issues), and provide a more exact description of the resource. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28616

Please direct any questions or comments, including ideas for topics that future sessions could cover, to Dr. Pamela Thomas, SHARE Bibliographic Project Coordinator at the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org

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

The 2nd CADTH Lecture Series is on October 10th with Dr. Kelly Cobey. Please join us as she discusses “Why Organizations, Researchers, and Patients Are Falling Prey to Predatory Journals.”

We hope you can make it! Register for free to attend in person (Ottawa, Canada) or via livestream: https://cadth.info/2ZjxXy3

Why Organizations, Researchers, and Patients Are Falling Prey to Predatory Journals

Event Date: October 10, 2019

Location: 12:30-1:30 PM CDT

https://www.cadth.ca/events/why-organizations-researchers-and-patients-are-falling-prey-predatory-journals

Lecture Description:

This interactive talk will provide an overview of what predatory journals are and describe how they are having an impact on organizations, researchers, and patients. In doing so, the talk will touch on related topics including academic incentives, research funding, and science policy. It will discuss the impact of predatory journals on knowledge synthesis efforts and health literacy. It will recommend safeguards that stakeholders can put in place to limit interaction with these journals and to help reduce waste in how biomedical research is shared and used.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kelly Cobey is an Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) working in the Centre for Journalology. In her role she conducts research on topics related to biomedical publishing including publication models, publication policy, and research reporting quality. She is a mixed-methods researcher, with a background in psychology and biology. In her capacity as the OHRI Publications Officer, she provides educational outreach and one-on-one consulting to Ottawa-based researchers.

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(via Diane Foote, ILA Executive Director)

Campus Compact is potentially interested in hosting a webinar in early November targeted at campuses to address how they can use their libraries as complete count partners for the upcoming census. As we know, Illinois stands to lose at least one, and possibly two, Congressional seats following the 2020 census, so a complete count is critical. Campuses will be important for the following reasons:

1) College students are identified as a “hard-to-count” population; likely due to confusion over where they’re supposed to be counted if they live on campus.

2) Not all areas of Illinois are served by a public library, where people can go to complete the census if they don’t have broadband at home, but everyone IS served by a community college.

The webinar’s organizers are seeking input from Illinois academic librarians on the following.

  • suggestions for presenters
  • questions academic librarians might have about the census that the webinar should cover

If you would be interested in presenting, or if you know of someone else who would be a good presenter, please let Diane Foote know, at dfoote@ila.org, as soon as possible (by Wednesday, September 11, if possible–apologies for the short turnaround time). Similarly, if you have any census-related topics of special interest to academic librarians that you would like the webinar to address, please send those to Diane Foote by September 11.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please email Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info with your idea by Friday, September 13.  

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

The following upcoming sessions are available through the Cataloging Maintenance Center. A general description of the series, along with more detail on each individual session, is below. Please direct any questions or comments, including ideas for topics that future sessions could cover, to Dr. Pamela Thomas, SHARE Bibliographic Project Coordinator at the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

A one-hour chat session with staff from the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC). Each session will begin with a short presentation on a general cataloging topic. The session will then be opened for questions on the presentation as well as on any cataloging topic. Interactive discussion, after the presentation, is encouraged!

The presentations will not focus on any ILS, or on local practices of any library or consortia.

Register in L2 for these webinars.

September 19, 2019: To be a Series or not to be a Series
This month’s topic: Series: A series statement for a series title, statement of responsibility, will be discussed. How to format the 490 and the 8xx fields will be covered. Register at:https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28612

October 17, 2019: Subject Analysis
This month’s topic: Subject Analysis: Subject analysis can be complicated. Subject headings or topics that match the item being cataloged need to be determined. The 20% rule, which recommends assigning headings only for topics that comprise at least 20% of the work, is still applicable. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28613

November 21, 2019: Cataloging Kits
This month’s topic: Cataloging Kits: Multiple items cataloged as one unit, kits, can be challenging. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for kits will be discussed. Register at:https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28614

December 19, 2019: Language, Idioma, Sprache, La Langue: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials

This month’s topic: Cataloging Foreign Language Materials: Cataloging materials in a foreign language can be challenging. Tips, tricks, and resources for cataloging foreign language materials will be shared. Register at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28615

January 16, 2020: Cataloging Rare Books
This month’s topic: Cataloging Rare Books: Printed materials in special collections require additional details of description in order to identify significant characteristics (bibliographical format, typeface, etc.), which help identify a resource (editions, impressions, or issues), and provide a more exact description of the resource. Register at:https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=28616

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Registration Open for October 3 RAILS Member Update

(via RAILS)

All staff from all types of RAILS libraries are invited to join us for the next member update on Thursday, October 3, from 10 a.m.-noon. You can participate at a scheduled videoconference location or via Zoom. RAILS will be using Zoom (web conference/webinar) for our member updates moving forward.

Choose Zoom as your location when you register in L2, and you will receive an email with instructions for joining the update. Register now.

Topics for discussion include:

  • An update on RAILS census activities, including a possible grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services
  • The latest on our My Library Is… campaign
  • Update on grant project to recreate L2
  • Ways members can engage with RAILS at the October AISLE and ILA conferences
  • Update on RAILS efforts to help the unserved in Illinois, including results of our recent survey of RAILS public libraries
  • The latest news on inkie.org, a suite of free resources to support local authors that launches October 1
  • Reports from RAILS member libraries: East Moline Public Library’s capital campaign, including video testimonials from library users to support the campaign; the Bike the Trail Library to Library project; and Marist High School’s partnership with Blue Island Public Library to create Escape Room learning games for kids/teens
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The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) seeks a site or sites that would be interested in hosting a viewing of an ACRL webinar this fall. The webinars that ACRL makes available for the statewide chapters to show (a comprehensive listing is forthcoming, but information on recent webinars is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/webcasts) cover a variety of current issues in academic librarianship. These topics range from diversity to scholarly communications, and the webinars include advice and insights from experienced practitioners in the field. The most recent of IACRL’s ACRL webinar viewings, which Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted this past June, featured “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace”.

Each webinar itself lasts usually around an hour. The host site is welcome to incorporate other activities, such as a discussion of the specific issues the webinar raises or related issues in librarianship, networking opportunities, and tours of the library. Members of IACRL who are in attendance can give updates on the organization’s activities and answer any questions. Additionally, IACRL, via the Illinois Library Association, can provide reimbursement for related costs, such as refreshments. Please note that there is no charge to the host library for showing the webinar itself, and membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

If your library would be interested in serving as a host site, or if you would like additional information, please contact Eric Edwards, 2018-2019 IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.gov<mailto:eedwards@ilsos.gov>. Generally, at least a month’s advance notice is necessary for publicizing the webinar, finalizing the format and schedule, and completing any additional tasks.

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