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NExT Continuing Education Modules Availabl

(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

Several HSLI members have been collaborating on the Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) project to provide continuing education modules for nurses.  These modules are now available, are free, and provide 7 units each of continuing education credit for nurses.

We are asking that you share news of this opportunity with the nurses that you know.  Here are a few more details.

The Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence project is a collaborative effort between nurses and librarians at several organizations. The goal of this project is to educate acute, ambulatory, school and population health nurses on where to find free and reliable evidentiary resources and how to effectively apply this knowledge to inform and impact practice. Participants complete free online evidence-based education modules and earn 7 free continuing education units for each course.

For full details and to access the modules, please go here for population health and school nurses and here for acute and ambulatory care nurses. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LMO12312346 with the University of Iowa.

Thank you,

Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (choward4@uic.edu)
Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System
Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
Nicky Nickum, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Cynthia Reynolds, UIC Crawford Library of the Health Sciences

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(via Dawn Behrend, ACRL North Carolina Chapter Chair)

The ACRL NC Chapter and the Community & Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) invites you to submit a proposal for their biennial virtual conference on Thursday, May 6. Proposals should align with our conference theme, Transforming Our Future: How Our Practices Today Inform Our Futures Tomorrow. We encourage proposals from all institution types and sizes in higher education. Example topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • evolving technological advancements and needs
  • impact of remote learning strategies
  • changing best practices
  • assisting students and faculty at the service desk
  • how outreach looks in a distanced world
  • onboarding challenges and opportunities
  • diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • information literacy strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners

Presentations will be 30-40 minutes in length followed by 10-15 minutes for questions, and will take place over Zoom. Selected presenters will have the opportunity to schedule a training session if they would like to familiarize themselves with Zoom.

Please submit your proposal here by Sunday, March 7. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, March 16.

Contact Dawn Behrend with any questions about the proposal process, at dawn.behrend@lr.edu. Academic and research librarians who are not North Carolina-based are welcome to submit proposals.

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(via Kayleen Jones, University of Minnesota Duluth)

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium, or LSLS, invite breakout-session proposals for our ninth conference, which will be held virtually on Friday, June 11. There will be no registration cost for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme, “Mapping Our Identity”, invites attendees to explore the varied identities of libraries and library workers and how those identities shift in response to external events, personal development, changes in communities, and more. At LSLS21, we will ask-and, we hope, start to answer-the questions of “Who are we?”, “Whom do we want to become?”, and “How are we getting there?.

Possibilities for presentation topics are below.

Redefining Boundaries

How have we, as individuals or organizations, broken barriers to create a new sense of who we are? How do we balance our work with our personal lives, especially as many of us now work from home? What do we do – and just as importantly, what don’t we do – to reinvigorate and advance our missions?

Expanding Our Reach

What partnerships have we been involved in, and how have they changed how we position ourselves? How have we reached out in response to recent national and global crises? What types of programming, marketing campaigns, tools, or services have we implemented to reach farther than we used to?

Defining Ourselves

How do our personal identities intertwine with the identity of being a library worker? What happens when we shift jobs or professions partway through our careers? How does learning about our past influence who we are and whom we’re becoming?

Protecting Our Identity

How do we ensure the security of the data we collect, the information and resources we steward, and the systems we use? How do we help our patrons protect their identities? How do we show that we value and advocate for the diverse identities of our communities, despite continued marginalization of and violence against some groups?

Perceiving Libraries

How are libraries perceived, by library workers and by our communities? What do we find helpful about how library workers are perceived, and what might we like to change? How do we capitalize on the positive perceptions or address what’s misunderstood?

Successful breakout-session presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices. 60-minute breakout sessions should include 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Panel presentations, particularly those representing a diversity of library types, sizes, and/or locations, are strongly encouraged. LSLS 2021 will be held virtually. The steering committee will provide more information about the virtual format to breakout session presenters upon notice of their presentation’s acceptance.

Breakout session presenters should submit proposals here. All proposals should be submitted by Sunday, March 14. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in April.

LSLS allows library staff to share their expertise, learn from their colleagues, and network to develop a stronger community of information professionals. Staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend. The event is organized and supported by library staff and educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin; for a full list of our supporters, go here.

For questions about proposals and submissions, please contact Lisa Wheeler, at ljwheele@d.umn.edu. A complete listing of speakers and agenda will be released in April.

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

Please join us for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This is a free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. The event will take place from March 24 to 26 (Wednesday through Friday).

The symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.


Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Why Attend?

  • re-energize your work by sharing/learning with like-minded individuals
  • learn practical skills to improve self-care starting immediately
  • gain burnout-mitigation skills and ideas to take back to your library
  • decrease sense of isolation amongst library staff
  • participating in this virtual symposium could help with ideas to provide your own virtual events in the future
  • the event provides 8 CE credits

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend. For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please e-mail nnlm-blossom@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Have you implemented a process or procedure at your library during the pandemic? Do you have a previously submitted program proposal or a poster session that you think the Illinois library community should know about? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider presenting your idea, program, or poster session as an ILA Noon Network webinar!

The ILA Noon Network is a learning resource for Illinois library professionals consisting of 30 minute to one hour webinars presented by ILA members and non-members on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year (webinars are not held in October or December). The Noon Network was created to help members with their professional development goals and increase knowledge on topics relevant to librarianship.

If you would like to present a webinar, contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, and include the title of your presentation along with a brief description.

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(via ACRL)

Join the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, March 9, for the free ACRL Presents webcast “An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. This interactive discussion on the promotion process in academic libraries. Our distinguished panelists will discuss all aspects of the promotion process including the value that promotion and tenure bring to librarianship, how to prepare your documentation, and where to find support from within your institutions or professional organizations.

If you are new to the profession or are facing the daunting task of beginning this process, this webinar will be of value to you. Challenges including the mysterious process of determining when you are ready and dealing with the likelihood of imposter’s syndrome will also be discussed.

To view a full description of the event, and to register, please go to here.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Registration is open for the IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Spring COVID-19 Town Hall, themed “One Year Later”. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. More information is below.

IACRL will host its second Town Hall to discuss what our libraries are doing to adapt physical spaces and online library instruction and services. We will hear from panelists from several academic libraries on strategies they have employed, follow by Q&A sessions with the panelists and an open discussion with attendees on how their libraries have adapted during the past year. All Illinois library staff are invited to attend.

Please register for the event here. If you have any questions, contact Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at emily.gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference (online October 12-14, Tuesday-Thursday), reflecting the various approaches that libraries of all sizes, service areas, and geographic locations within Illinois have had to use in addressing the challenges of 2020-21 and beyond. Now, perhaps more than ever before, it is critical for Illinois library staff to share knowledge, resources, and expertise with each other and their communities. Additional information is available on the ILA website (https://www.ila.org/events/call-for-conference-program-proposals).

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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

(via Evan Meszaros, Case Western Reserve University)

We invite you to apply for an educational pilot class, “Ethical Considerations of Data: A Curriculum for Health Sciences Librarians”, hosted by NYU Health Sciences Library. This three-session training is oriented towards medical and academic librarians as well as LIS students and will center on ethical frameworks, data collection, and data visualization.

Each session will be 90 minutes long and will take place in late March (see full schedule below). We have 20 spots available for this pilot and require participants to attend all three sessions. To apply, please fill out this application.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 23, and applicants will be notified by February 24, 2021. Participation is free and gift cards of $100 will be given to each participant.

Curriculum Overview:

As librarians and researchers alike encounter new technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, they must also grapple with corresponding ethical issues. In order to assist librarians with these concerns, this class aims to provide an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data management,  data collection, data visualization. This class focuses on issues that health sciences librarians may face, particularly regarding human subjects and patient data, but it will be generalizable to the larger library community.


Wednesday, March 17
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

Wednesday, March 24
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

Wednesday, March 31
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole Contaxis, at nicole.contaxis@nyulangone.org.

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