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(via Dawn Behrend, Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Planning to attend ALA Annual? The ACRL Membership Committee is hosting the ACRL 101 webcast, a one-hour interactive session, provides tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to Washington, D.C., including what to bring, how to plan your schedule and navigate the city, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

Please join us for either session (or listen to the webcast afterwards):

ACRL Membership Committee ACRL 101: Making the Most of Annual Conference

Tuesday, June 11
3:00 – 4:00 pm CDT

Register here.

Wednesday, June 12
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

It is my pleasure to announce the Project Outcome Webinar, presented by Sara Goek, ACRL Program Manager. I hope you will join us for this program!

July 19, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

Register for the webinar here:

Attendees will learn about the new Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas.  The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. The toolkit provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes and use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Elizabeth Black, The Ohio State University)

NEXT WEEK: Challenging Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Ideas and Applications

A virtual panel discussion convened by Eamon Tewell of Columbia University with panelists Yi Ding of California State University, Northridge; Chelsea Heinbach and Rosan Mitola of University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Amy Pajewski of West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 11 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific.

What is deficit thinking, and how is it present in libraries and education? The idea that people fail because of personal attributes is pervasive and damaging. In education, deficit models focus on a learner’s weaknesses, ignoring the systemic issues around them. Participants in this discussion will find out what deficit models look like in information literacy and library instruction and learn about teaching strategies that aim to oppose systemic inequalities rather than have students simply adapt to them.

This webinar is free and open to all. A recording will be made available after the session.

Register now, as space is limited:
Find out more by reading the discussion digest:

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(via Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois Springfield)

The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) and the University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Library are pleased to host aFREE viewing of the Association of College and Research Libraries webinar “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace.”  This is a recorded webinar, lasting approximately one hour, and is open to all librarians and staff, including academic and public.Membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

A full description of the webinar and the associated learning outcomes is below. There are two articles you can read in preparation, but attend even if you don’t have time to look them over. Also included is a link to an ALA/ACRL information page Keeping Up with Implicit Bias that contains information.

Dalton, S. & Villagran, M. (2018) Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace: Be proactive, part one. College and Research Library News. 79 (9).

Dalton, S. & Villagran, M. (2018) Minimizing and addressing microaggressions in the workplace: Be proactive, part two. College and Research Library News. 79 (10)

“Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace.”   

Presenters: Shamika Dalton, interim associate director and professor of legal research at University of Florida Levin College Law; Michele Villagran, assistant professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University.

As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace. We will define the various types of microaggressions that can result from these biases and offer practices for addressing and coping with them. Minimizing and addressing implicit bias and microaggressions can help foster a safe and inclusive work environment.

Learning outcomes:

• Identify biases and microaggressions and how they impact the various aspects of the workplace

• Explore effective practices for minimizing biases and microaggressions in the workplace to create a positive and inclusive work environment

• Learn strategies for reducing bias in library recruitment, hiring, and retention

Viewing will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, in Room 230A, the library’s new Learning Classroom on the Library’s Main Floor, opened in October 2018. Pattie Piotrowski, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries for the University of Illinois Springfield, will give a brief welcome. Also, following the event, please stay for FREE refreshments and an informal opportunity to converse with colleagues on a variety of table topics including Open Educational Resources (OER), imposter syndrome, and others. The event will start at 1:00 with the introduction, then the 1-hour FREE webinar itself, refreshments, and, finally, the discussions afterwards, which will be informal and may last until 4:00 PM. Feel free to attend just the webcast or the discussions (the latter starting at approximately 2:30 PM), or both. It will be a time to get acquainted with new colleagues and re-acquainted with familiar faces in Illinois Libraries.

Directions to campus can be found here:

Please let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to or 217.206.6597.

If you have any questions, please contact John Laubersheimer (site coordinator), at, or Eric Edwards (IACRL President), at

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Reminder to join us Tuesday, June 4, 1:30 p.m. for the webinar about the Career Fair!

The School of Information Sciences + CARLI Networking and Career Fair will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:30-5:30 p.m. The Career Fair is a result of CARLI’s partnership with the iSchool<> at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center<>, 101 Trade Center Drive, in Champaign on the day before the CARLI Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting<>.

Career Fair registration is available online and is open to Illinois libraries, museums, archives, and businesses that hire information profession graduates. The Career Fair will be followed immediately by a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for networking, socializing, and to learn about an initiative to commemorate a special CARLI resource sharing 40th anniversary. CARLI Governing Members who would like to participate as an employer will not pay a registration fee.

Our fabulous partners at the iSchool provide an online tool called “Handshake” to assist both employers and job seekers. Employers will be required to use Handshake to register for the fair<>. Instructions<> for using the platform are available online, and we’ve arranged for a webinar to demonstrate Handshake and to chat about the Career Fair. The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. To attend the webinar go to (registration is not required to attend the webinar).

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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

Reminder: Registration Open for RDA Training Courses

(via RAILS)

The Cataloging and Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA training for library staff in any Illinois library. The courses are six weeks and use Moodle software. Registered participants will be emailed passwords.

It is strongly encouraged that participants take the RDA Book Training course before the RDA Video and Audio Recording course. Participants should have basic cataloging knowledge and experience. Contact Dr. Pamela Thomas at Illinois Heartland Library System with questions. Also, please let her know if there are specific topics you would like to see future CMC training courses cover.

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(via RAILS)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine invites you to join this series of nine, 60-minute webinars. Are you concerned or confused about topics under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and would like to have conversations that include both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and differences? Learn more about the individual webinars and register.

If you don’t have a National Library of Medicine/National Network of Libraries of Medicine account, don’t worry, just create one, it’s free!

Posted in National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Ashley Crane, Sam Houston State University)

June is a great time to reflect on teaching experiences of the previous academic year and find inspiration for next fall. To that end, the ACRL Instruction Section would like to invite you to join one of two virtual brown bag discussions on Monday June 3rd or Tuesday, June 4th to chat about the following article: Folk, A. L. (2018). Drawing on students’ funds of knowledge: using identity and lived experience to join the conversation in research assignments. Journal of Information Literacy12(2) (free to download at the link). These brown bags are designed as an informal way to share ideas and get to know colleagues around the country-a conversation, rather than a webinar-style presentation. This is a pilot test for the IS Building Virtual Communities Task Force, so if you participate, we’d love to hear your feedback afterward.

Monday June 3, 1pm Central Time discussion room sign-up link:

Tuesday, June 4, 11am Central Time discussion room sign-up link:

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

(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Introduction to Scholarly Communications

Instructor: Carli Spina
Dates: June 3rd through 28th, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175

The scholarly publishing environment continues to evolve, but one aspect that has not changed is the central role that librarians play in this arena. Faculty are looking to the library for advice on how to navigate the increasingly complicated process of publications and for guidance on the impact copyright has on both their own publications and the materials that they use in their classes. Once librarians have established their expertise in these areas, they not only have an opportunity to offer much needed services to their patrons but also to serve as true advocates on campus in conversations about Open Access, tenure procedures, and course design.

In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the scholarly communications landscape and will learn the basics on academic publishing issues, copyright, Open Access, and institutional repositories. By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to:
– advise colleagues and patrons on scholarly communications issues,
– determine whether their institution should have an institutional repository and, if so, how it should be administered
– navigate common copyright issues that occur in libraries and academic institutions
– advocate for change at their institutions
– keep up-to-date in this fast changing area of librarianship

Carli Spina is an academic librarian. 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.

Twitter: @carlispina

You can register for any of our courses through the first week of instruction (as long as the course is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

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(via Tracy Ruppman, Loyola University Chicago)

Register now

Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time

As libraries move from legacy Integrated Library Systems (ILS) to next generation Library Services Platforms (LSP) and face evolving user needs, soft skills, such as team building, project management, and leadership skills become as essential as technology skills. This 90-minute webinar provides practical techniques for managing this change through the exploration of a case study.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of lean methodologies (Agile, DevOps, Value Streams)
  • Strategies and techniques to develop collaborative team infrastructure (mapping needs with people, product, and processes)
  • Tools to be explored / adopted to facilitate collaborative team work
  • Humanizing the library through inclusive culture

Presenter: Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems, Loyola University Chicago

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

More LITA Continuing Education

Creating an InterDisciplinary Space @ Your Library
June 11, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time
Presenter: Jessica Bennett

Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries
July 16, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central time
Presenters: Charissa Brammer and Sommer Browning

Check out our spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »