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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management. This course will expand on concepts covered in RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, and threaded throughout will be the librarian’s role in research reproducibility and research integrity and include practice in using Jupyter notebooks. Mentors will assume the role of a researcher with a dataset seeking data services support and will scope research questions to form the basis for mentee projects.

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data science and open science, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and leadership. The course will run February 20 – April 12, 2019. Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019. Additional details and application can be found here.

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(via ACRL)

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Monday, December 3 at 1:00 pm CST for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Jodie Borgerding, along with panelists ACRL Past President Irene M. H. Herold, Peter Hepburn (ACRL Community and Junior College Section chair), Sabine Dantus (ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group convener) and Laura Bonella (ACRL Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group convener), will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and Interest and Discussion Groups. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession. The session will be archived and made available on the ACRL website.

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

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction committee is excited to be hosting our first Twitter Chat!

Join us on Friday, December 7th @ 12pm, CST in conversations around cultivating learning environments for students with diverse identities #inclusiveinfolit

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag! Use the #inclusiveinfolit hashtag to follow the discussion and participate in it.

For more on participating in this twitter chat, see instructions on this guide:

If you don’t have twitter but still want to follow the conversation, you can search for the hashtag here:

Feel free to share + invite colleagues that may be interested!

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(via Sam Harlow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites you to:

Policy and Communications for an Accessible Library

Presented online via Zoom by Angie Brunk, MLS, MA

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, 1pm CST

Register here

You want your library to be a welcoming place for all students, including students with disabilities. What are you doing on the administrative end to ensure your policies and public communication, such as information on your website, work in harmony with your good intentions? This workshop will be the delivered from the perspective that policies are a tool of communication. They communicate culture to internal constituents and offer practical information to external constituents. Learn about the social justice model of disability and its practical application for policy makers and those charged with public facing communication. How do you provide services for students when you may have to deal with the reality of an older building that is “grandfathered in” and not yet ADA compliant? How should the social justice model of disability affect the policies we create from collection development to instruction? Unfortunately, some libraries are not able, due to various institutional constraints, to change policy. The information in this presentation can also be used to create public communications on your website, such as an FAQ that would communicate your good intention as well.

Angie Brunk, MLS, MA is an experienced public service librarian and is nearing completion of an MAS in Human Factors and Usability testing (think user experience design) and has been specializing i n accessibility. She has taught basic graphic design courses for communications majors and incorporated basic graphic design into her practice as a librarian. Ms. Brunk has published conference proceedings and presentations on various aspects of accessibility and libraries. Her most recent was a poster and short paper for the Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Other recent projects include accessibility audits for a library software vendor and a museum. In addition to being born with a visual impairment, she has served on disability services advisory boards at three universities and worked with numerous students with disabilities. She is currently an Instruction Librarian at Missouri Western State University.

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1pm CST via Zoom. Register here: e3a0852778c34be5db4a05ad8

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

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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 under-served. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community?
Join Amigos Library Services by submitting a presentation sharing your experiences providing services to commonly under-served populations. Our online conference will take place on Thursday, February 28.
Suggested topics include experiences providing equitable access and services in the following categories:

  • People with disabilities
  • People of color
  • LGBTQ community
  • People experiencing poverty and/or homelessness
  • Non-English-speaking and/or multilingual populations
  • Rural, Native, and Tribal libraries
  • Bookmobiles
  • Illiteracy
  • Older adults
  • Active military and veterans
  • Incarcerated populations

If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal here<> by December 16, 2018. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

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

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Note: CARLI has postponed this webinar and will reschedule it for a later date.

(via Ted Schwitzner, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

The next session in the Voyager Skills Webinar series will take place this Friday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m. Our topic this week is Patron Data Maintenance.

Join the session at, or catch the recording later.

Would you like some tools for finding inconsistent patron data, particularly data that may hinder a patron’s ability to log in to the catalog or place a request, or that may prevent the library from removing obsolete data in the future. In this session, we’ll examine some reports and maintenance workflows for identifying and correcting problematic patron data.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape the future of ILA. Reservations to attend the focus groups are now OPEN<>.

Members, non-members and others interested in offering their input are encouraged to attend one of the focus groups. The questions to be discussed will be the same at each session:

*   November 14 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. at RAILS Burr Ridge (intended for those in RAILS’s service area)
*   November 19 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (open to anyone)
*   November 26 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (intended for ALA ethnic affiliates: AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA.) Affiliate members may choose to attend this or any other session.
*   November 28 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. IHLS Carbondale (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 28 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 29 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   NEW DATE: November 30 – 8:30-10:00 a.m. IHLS Champaign
*   December 5 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. ILA Office Chicago (intended for Chicago-area participants)

For questions regarding the focus groups, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at (312) 644-1896 or<>.

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(via Carmen Cowick, Preserve This)

“Intro to Preservation” (Online Course)

Enroll Here:

Course Description:

What is preservation? Why do objects deteriorate? How can we best protect our collections? Nearly all archive and library positions have preservation responsibilities attached to them but not everyone knows where to start. This course will introduce the basics of preservation and how to implement a preservation program for your institution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the basic mechanisms by which library and archival materials deteriorate.
  • Demonstrate basic care and handling techniques.
  • Design effective storage procedures.
  • List the elements of a successful preservation program.
  • Plan for preservation in your own institution.

Course Fee: $175.00 USD

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts Nov 5, 2018. It is asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks. Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing homework and reading assignments. It is recommended that you complete each week’s work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.

When is the last day to enroll?

Friday, November 2, 2018

For more info or to enroll:

To pay by invoice please

For a list of all courses:


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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL Presents – Lies, Damned Lies, and News: How Do Today’s Students Stay Informed and What Can Librarians Learn from Them? (11/8) // ACRL Insider — News and information from the Association of …

Join ACRL for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Lies, damned lies, and news: How do today’s students stay informed and what can librarians learn from them?,” on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)

Reporting on Project Information Literacy’s 2018 national study of more than 5,000 students and their news engagement practices, discuss what the findings mean for information literacy instruction. Actionable recommendations are offered for unravelling the complexities of the “post-truth problem,” specific to our time, technologies, and information habits of young news consumers.

Learning Outcomes

Understand students’ news engagement habits by drawing on findings from a national Project Information Literacy study;

Apply study findings to develop innovative instructional strategies that strengthen students’ news literacy for their academic, personal and workplace needs;

Identify key strategic partnerships on campus and beyond it to lead change with the potential to improve news literacy in wider society.


Kirsten Hostetler is a research analyst and survey manager for PIL’s news study, “How Students Engage with News.” She has worked with PIL since 2013 and also served as the Associate Director of the Lifelong Learning Study in 2016. Kirsten has worked in both public and academic libraries and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University. She is the Instruction and Outreach Faculty Librarian at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR.

Margy MacMillan is a senior researcher with Project Information Literacy (PIL) and a co-author of the news study report, “How Students Engage with News: Six Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians.” She recently retired as a Professor and Librarian from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where she worked for over 30 years, primarily in instruction with Communications students, and most recently, in SoTL.

How to Register

Submit your free registration online at The webcast will be recorded and posted online after the live event. Questions should be directed to

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(via Jodie Borgerding, AMIGOS Library Services)

Registration is OPEN for the Thursday, November 8 online conference, The Future of Cataloging: RDA, Linked Data, and More. This one-day conference is packed with exciting and informative sessions!

Kicking off the conference is  Kathy Glennan, Chair-Elect of the RDA Steering Committee. Her keynote, Evolution of the RDA Toolkit and Its Impact on Catalogers, will provide information about the external and internal factors that have driven the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project, and will discuss what catalogers need to do to get ready for the new Toolkit.

During the day, learn from a variety of peers and experts – each time slot offers two or three different programming options. A sampling of the sessions include:

  • The Community College Perspective: RDA Conversion in a Small Academic Library
  • Planning for Linked Data
  • What Google can Teach us About Cataloging
  • Cartographic Cataloging

Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences! If you’re not a member, register by October 26 for discount pricing.

Check out the conference website for complete session descriptions and registration information. Registration closes on Tuesday, November 6 at 5pm CDT.

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