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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education – with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging – has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework’s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This course supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.

In this online course, participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Participants will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians’ instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.


Lindsay Matts-Benson is the Instructional Designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis where she collaborates and consults with librarians and library staff on building accessible, thoughtful and creative instructional material, such as online tutorials, websites, videos and in-person presentations. Lindsay has designed online learning modules and developed semester-long courses ranging from insurance law and trial advocacy skills to library research skills and job searching using library databases. Lindsay holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-learning from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

How to Register

  • Go to the ALA Online Learning registration page.
  • Scroll down to the month when the course is offered.
  • Select the “Register” link next to the course name.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

More information on the course, including registration costs, is available here.

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(via Sarah Miles, NNLM South Central Region)

We are very excited to announce our next SCR CONNECTions webinar, to be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. Guest speaker Annie Norman, Director and State Librarian for the Delaware Division of Libraries, will present “Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries”.  No registration is required for this class. More information about the webinar is below.

Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive. A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges. In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

Dr. Annie Norman is State Librarian of Delaware, and under her leadership the Delaware Division of Libraries received the Delaware Quality Award of Merit and the Delaware Library Association Institutional Award in recognition of performance excellence principles and practices. She currently serves on the boards of the Delaware Quality Partnership and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence, and is also a member of the Working Group for the national COSLA/IMLS Measures That Matter data project.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing. For more information, including instructions for accessing the session, go here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

This is the National Library of Medicine webinar for which you’ve been waiting. Receive answers to the following questions and more.

  • Have you wondered why you see duplicate icons on citations in PubMed?
  • Or why you don’t see icons where you expect?
  • Are you switching vendors and don’t know how that will affect your service?
  • Were you suddenly given the responsibility for your library’s LinkOut account and don’t know where to start?

We will go back to the basics of LinkOut and show you how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local, and how they differ. Learn why multiple icons display on citations in PubMed and how to see only the ones you want. Following a 30-minute presentation, LinkOut experts will be available to answer your questions.

To register, go here or here.

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(via Helen Spielbauer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is offering the online class “Visualizing the Impact of a New Clinical Informationist Service”, as part of its Kernel of Knowledge series. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 26, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. It will be worth 1.0 hours of continuing-education credit from the Medical Library Association. A description follows.

Have you heard the term clinical informationist in the health sciences library field and wondered what, exactly, this title means and what clinical informationists do? Learn more from a team of librarians and informationists from Galter Health Sciences Library who developed a program in 2015 and have measured the impact of this service over the past two years. This team will share how they have supported the clinical care environment at their institution by fostering evidence-based decision making. Within this presentation, you will learn how the team used visualization techniques to analyze the current service model. More information on the speakers is below.

Karen Gutzman is the Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University. Karen works within the library’s Metrics and Impact Core to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts.

Corinne Miller is the Clinical Informationist at Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University. Corinne previously worked as Reference Librarian and Education Coordinator at the Library of Rush University Medical Center. In 2016, Corinne joined the Galter Library team and has worked closely with Jonna Peterson to develop and soon expand the Galter Library Clinical Informationist Service.

Jonna Peterson is the Senior Clinical Informationist at the Galter Health Sciences Library. As the first clinical informationist at Galter, she has created the program from the ground up by establishing key relationships with stakeholders both in and outside the library. She attends clinical meetings and provides research support to attendings, residents and students on patient rounds.

To register for the webinar, go here. The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker series which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing-education credit.

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

(via Suzanne Schriar, Illinois State Library)

A webinar about how to better serve individuals on the autism spectrum will be held on Wednesday, September 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM CST. Staff from the Targeting Autism program at the State Library will conduct the live webinar. This session will cover topics including what autism is, why it is important for librarians and literacy providers to know about autism and how to create an inclusive learning environment.

The online webinar will be delivered using Adobe Connect Pro. To join, go here 10 minutes prior to the webinar. Enter as a Guest and sign in with your name and your agency’s name. Be sure to test your connections prior to the webinar as directed by Adobe Connect. You will be able to listen through headphones or speakers and type in your questions. If you are unable to attend the live session, this webinar will be recorded and posted to the State Library’s website.

For more information, contact Suzanne Schriar at 217-785-1533 or Mary Pelich at 217-782-0974.

Posted in Illinois State Library, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dr. Troy Swanson, Moraine Valley Community College)

I am excited to send along the link to an interview I did with psychologist Laura Lauzen-Collins. We discuss the short cuts used by your brain to process information and how those short cuts contribute to the spread of fake news. Importantly we discuss how identity and self-perception play an important role in judging information and our willingness to change our minds.

This is part of a series of interviews on the Circulating Ideas podcast on libraries and fake news. I have pasted the previous interviews below, also.

  • “Fake News and the Psychology of the Brain”, Circulating Ideas Episode 116: Laura Lauzen-Collins
  • “Fake News, Information Literacy and Teaching College Students”, Circulating Ideas Episode 113: William Badke
  • “Fake News, Journalism and Libraries”, Circulating Ideas Episode 108: interview with Jeremy Shermak
  • “Fake News, Information Literacy and Epistemology”, Circulating Ideas Episode 104: interview with Lane Wilkinson

Please share where appropriate. Thanks for listening.

Posted in Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Derek Johnson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

“Back to School: Statistical Methods, Training, and Resource Needs for the Public Health Workforce”

Wednesday, September 6 (1:30 PM CST)

This introductory seminar developed with support from the National Library of Medicine provides a review of trends in statistical methods used in public health, resources for the effective use of data for public health, and implications for training needs in the public health workforce. Developed with graduate students and junior investigators in mind, this seminar explores current statistical methods being used in the field, and provides an overview of resources for public health and health services researchers to use in their work.

After watching this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the current landscape of statistical methods used in public health research;
  • List key statistics and data analysis resources that may inform your work; and
  • Learn about implications for training, including diverse perspectives on expanding the knowledge base.

This webinar is free, but registration is required:

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite academic library professionals to attend a free learning series that teaches several dialogue facilitation approaches and helps librarians position themselves to foster conversation and lead change on their campuses and beyond.

Through Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change , a two-year ALA initiative in collaboration with NCDD, academic library professionals can participate in three online learning sessions and one in-person workshop, all free of charge, between September of 2017 and February of 2018. Attendees of this professional development training will learn to convene critical conversations with people with differing viewpoints; connect more meaningfully with library users and better meet their needs; and translate conversation into action.

Registration is currently open for three online sessions.

Each session will be recorded and archived for free on-demand viewing on ALA’s Programming Librarian website. Individuals who view all three webinars, live or recorded, will be invited to attend the free, one-day pre-conference workshop at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver (February 9-13, 2018). Details about the pre-conference will be available in fall 2017 and will be shared during the webinars.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI, on behalf of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs)

The 27th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture presents “Enduring Wars in Transpacific Memories” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, scholar and author of Pulitzer Prizewinner, The Sympathizer. Nguyen’s work engages dialogue on what it means to be national, ethnic, multicultural, foreign, international, diaspora, and transnational. The Lecture will explore the conflicts and trauma brought about by war, forced migration, and the subsequent resettlement and integration of refugees in a new homeland and the memories that ensue.

The event will take place at 1:00 PM CST on Thursday, September 14, at the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus. Visit the Mortenson Lecture page for more information or to RSVP. The event is free, and it is open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, please join us via livestream. More information and Livestream RSVP available on the Lecture page.

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

(via Molly Knapp, University of Utah)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, in conjunction with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, will offer the webinar “5 Clinical Questions You Can Answer with NCBI Databases (GTR, ClinVar, MedGen)”. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 20, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST.

In this webinar, you will learn about the NCBI databases GTR, ClinVar, and MedGen, and how to use them to answer the following questions.

1. How do I locate tests for a clinical feature, gene or disease in GTR?
2. What do the stars mean in the ClinVar database and why are they important?
3. How do I locate database records for a specified list of symptoms, clinical features (e.g., aortic aneurysm)?
4. How do I find specific disease-causing variants using ClinVar?
5. What are the differences between MedGen, ClinVar, and GTR regarding searching for phenotypes / clinical features?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

For more information, and to register, go here. The webinar is part of the Bioinformatics Education series, which introduces participants to different topics and tools they can use in their libraries to support bioinformatics education and discovery.


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