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(via Marielle McNeal, North Park University)

The CARLI Instruction committee is excited to host an upcoming Twitter chat!

Join us on Friday, April 19th @ 12:00pm central as we continue the conversation on 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 information on participating in this Twitter chat, including the questions that we’ll be discussing:

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

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

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

(via RAILS)

The Cataloging 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.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

MLA’s April Webinar: Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic<>

When: April 17, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central)

“Serving Patrons with Disabilitie in Your Library or Clinic” will open your eyes to how making small changes to your library space and services can make a big difference to your patrons with disabilities. It will provide guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities and for making plans for larger improvements in services.

*   Length: 1.5-hour webinar
*   Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
*   Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

Site License Information

To offer this webinar to a group, consider a site license. Visit MLANET (

MLA webinars are conducted through MEDLIB-ED (, MLA’s learning management system. Be sure to view other educational opportunities available through MEDLIB-ED.

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via RAILS)

The next RAILS member update will be Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m.-noon. All staff members at all RAILS libraries are invited to join us at an available RAILS videoconference location or via one-way streaming video (RAILS Live). Here are five reasons why you’ll want to be there:

  • Diane Foote, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association, will join us for a discussion of the increase in the minimum wage in Illinois. We’ll talk about the facts of the situation and how RAILS and ILA can help members moving forward.
  • You’ll learn how you can make your different e-book collections available to your patrons in one place and at no cost, whether you are a standalone library or a consortia member.
  • You’ll get an update on Explore More Illinois, our new online cultural attractions pass program that debuted on April 1, and learn how your library can get involved.
  • You’ll hear more about how RAILS is planning to help libraries of all types and sizes to prove their value to their various stakeholders. This was a top concern we heard from members during our strategic plan revision process last year.
  • Members from different types of RAILS libraries will share news about collaborative projects that you can replicate with your community of users, including partnerships to supply “book bundles” for young elementary school readers to enjoy, to help children learn social and emotional learning skills, and to help children ages 5-12 learn coding and programming skills.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to share the latest news from their libraries. View complete agenda. Register today!

Posted in Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

If you are unable to attend the ILA Marketing Forum’s Mini-Conference this week, you’re in luck because we are offering free live access to the keynote presentation by Angela Hursh, Content Team Leader in the Marketing Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  Hursh’s presentation will include information on content creation, management, and implementation.

Registration to attend the keynote presentation via zoom is open and limited to 20 attendees.  Registration is first-come, first serve and will close when maximum attendance is reached. Registrants must have access to zoom.  If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Jenkins.



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

(via Michelle Keba, Palm Beach Atlantic University)

The DLS Instruction Group invites you to participate in an inaugural Virtual Poster Session ( between April 1 and 5, 2019. During this week, 40 posters about online teaching and learning practices are available to view and comment on.

There will be a wide array of poster topics, from online assessment and outreach strategies, to accessibility and course design practices. These posters may have embedded content such as video and audio, in addition to images and text. Hear from voices of current online students and seasoned library workers looking to share their learning!

We encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comment sections of the posters! Poster presenters will be available between April 1-5 to respond to comments and questions. We hope that this format will lead to interesting and vibrant conversations between presenters and viewers, and encourage a more robust participation. Be sure to check back to see how the conversations progress!

Once you’ve visited the Virtual Poster Session (, please fill out a survey ( to let us know what you thought!

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

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

The GMR is delighted to lead a partnership between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). We have developed a new course, “Wellness in the Library Workplace”, as part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s presidential theme on Wellness. An overview of the class follows.

You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace.  If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

In this 2-week, 4-CE class participants will explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components. During the first week, we will look at the evidence on the benefits of having a healthy working environment matters to you, to the library, and to your community. We will discuss what does and does not make a healthy working environment. During the second week, participants will learn about and explore changes they can make at an individual level to improve workplace health and wellness. We will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for everyone.

For additional information, and to register, please go to

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

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction committee is excited to host an upcoming Twitter chat!

Join us on Friday, April 19th @ 12:00pm central as we continue the conversation on 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 information on participating in this Twitter chat, including the questions that we’ll be discussing:
If you don’t have twitter but still want to follow the conversation, you can search for the hashtag:

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

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

(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Libraries: Developing Welcoming and Accessible Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Spectrum

Instructor: Dawn Behrend

Dates: April 1st through 26th, 2019

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 59 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD impacts all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is a pervasive developmental disorder which is present across the lifespan. As such, a notable portion of patrons served by school, public, and academic libraries presents with ASD or is otherwise “on the spectrum”. Individuals with ASD may have different accessibility and communication challenges than their neurotypical peers. This course will provide librarians with a better understanding of ASD, effective means of communicating individuals with ASD, strategies for designing inviting and accessible library environments and programming, and suggestions for building relationships with community partners to better serve the needs of patrons with ASD.

The instructor has a unique background in being a second career librarian after having worked as a psychologist for 20 years and having extensive experiencing in performing psychological evaluations for ASD.

By the end of the course, students will:

– Develop a better understanding of ASD as it presents in children, adolescents, and adults. Improve communication skills with individuals with ASD including nonverbal communication and de-escalating/redirecting challenging behaviors and interactions.

– Design an autism friendly library environment which is welcoming, accessible, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

– Work with community partners to develop potential referral sources, training opportunities, mental health programming, and services to benefit patrons with ASD.

Dawn Behrend is an Instruction and Reference Librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she serves as the liaison for psychology, counseling, mathematics, computer science, and business. Ms. Behrend also manages the library’s social media and 3D printing lab. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Library Science. Ms. Behrend has worked for 20 years as a clinical psychologist and is a second career librarian. Ms. Behrend continues to work in private practice in addition to her work as an academic librarian.

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it 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 arrangements:

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

Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the National Information Standards Organization)

Final Opportunity to Register for this NISO Virtual Conference!

Long Form Content: Ebooks, Print Volumes and the Concerns of Those Who Use Both

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm (Eastern Daylight, US & Canada)

It’s a muddled area for libraries, content providers and readers. Long-form content has traditionally been contained in printed volumes both for reasons of consumption as well as convenient access. With the arrival of ebooks, some aspects of engaging with long-form content became a bit easier – searchability, mobility, etc. Still, neither form seems to fully satisfy. Each user learns his or her own best practices for reading and referencing book content. Is it any wonder then that those whose scholarship relies on long-form content are suspicious of proposed changes to book production, delivery and access?

This virtual conference will consider from a variety of perspectives issues associated with creation, publication, and distribution of The Book. Speakers may explore metrics of usage (downloads, duration of reading session, etc.) as well as questions of reader behavior, assignment of metadata, and long-term access to licensed digital content.

All speaker abstracts have now been posted to the NISO Event page.

In order of appearance, the list of speakers includes:

  • Catherine Ahearn, Senior Product Editor, PubPub, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
  • Jaclyn Kovach, Product Manager, ASTM
  • Kara Laufer Levesque, Digital Content Project Manager, ASTM International
  • Tzviya Siegman, Information Standards Lead, Wiley
  • Kathryn Conrad, Director, The University of Arizona Press
  • Melissa Milazzo, Product Manager, Science & Technology Books, Elsevier
  • Gina Donato, Director, Content Transformation, Elsevier
  • Kevin Hawkins, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, University of North Texas Libraries

Registration Costs:  NISO Members & NASIG Members (Worldwide) $190.00; Non-Member: $255.00;  Student: $85.  Registration allows unlimited number of staff to gather to view the event and access to an archived recording of the event, should other obligations prevent individuals from viewing on the day of the live broadcast.

Want to Register Using A Credit Card? Use this form.

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