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(via Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

FREE Online Presentation

Raise Your Voice: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion by Participating in Scholarly Peer Review
Presented online via Zoom
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1pm – 2pm Central Time Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee Register here

Scholarly publishing needs input from diverse voices to ensure both quality and equity. Let an experienced peer reviewer for more than 10 LIS journals show you how scholarly peer review can benefit you, your peers, and the profession as a whole. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the peer review process, how participation in peer review can increase diversity and inclusion in our discipline’s scholarship, the characteristics of a constructive peer review, steps to begin participating as a reviewer, and some hands-on practice in thoughtful, respectful, and constructive peer criticism.

Erin Owens is the Access Services Coordinator and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Sam Houston State University, where she has been a member of the library faculty, in varying roles, for 12 years. She has ten years of experience in publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals, and six years of experience in serving as a peer reviewer for more than 10 different journals in Library and Information Science, including serving on editorial and peer review boards for several journals. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board for College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm Central time. Register here:

If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (, Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here.

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

(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

RAILS will offer two online roundtables to help libraries learn more about Census 2020. Come to share and learn tips, suggestions, and approaches from your colleagues!

These forums are held via Zoom and any library staff members from any Illinois library are invited to attend. The forum will feature a brief presentation by one or more presenters followed by a text discussion. Both forums will be archived for later viewing.

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Recording of July 18 RAILS Member Update Available

(via RAILS)

If you missed the July 18 member update, a recording is now available on the RAILS YouTube page. Topics discussed include the My Library Is… campaign and website, RAILS’ grant from the state library to redo L2, Explore More Illinois, Census 2020, and more.

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

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

This is a reminder about the upcoming Project Outcome Webinar, presented by Sara Goek, ACRL Program Manager.

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

Register for the webinar by 5 p.m. on July 18 at

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.

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(via Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University)

This year’s 2019 FreeLearning Conference will be held online in Zoom on Tuesday, August 13th. We welcome and and encourage any of you who’d be willing to present, to submit a proposal for an online session. Historically, this conference has attracted about a hundred participants from higher ed in our region. The group has been primarily made up of faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, instructional designers and administrators.

If you think you’ll be available on August 13th, and you’re interested, please complete the Call for Proposals here. We hope this time and delivery might allow some participants, like yourself, who are not in the area to participate. The registration link is also now live.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

Registration is now open for Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access

(Thursday, July 25, 2 PM EST)

With the integration of experimental technologies and an accelerated evolution of library content, librarians have become strong proponents for integrating makerspace technologies into the classroom and learning experience, utilizing augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) in library services, and advocating for the creation, discovery, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER).

As our libraries move forward with adopting these new initiatives, it is essential to keep accessibility in mind, and in this webinar, you’ll learn how to do just that. We want to ask ourselves how distance users, individuals with disabilities, and others needing accommodations can engage with these resources and services. Incorporating new technologies and collections into the library is a complex process. It has the potential to facilitate access to all members of the community regardless of socioeconomic status and background.

This 60-minute webinar examines the topic of innovative technologies and collections through the lens of access and stewardship. Parity goes beyond making books and information accessible to all; it means making all library services accessible, including open resources, makerspace services, and others. In particular, we will focus on

  • technology access, including makerspaces and emerging technology, such as AR/VR and
  • collections access, including OER and resource sharing

Within each topic, the instructors will discuss the current climate within academic libraries, share their personal experiences and tips in broadening access to resources, and encourage self-reflection as you think about how to expand resource accessibility in your home institutions.

Presenters: Christine Elliott (Juniata College) and Courtney McAllister (Yale University)

Register here:

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Reminder: Registration Open for July 18 RAILS Member Update

(via RAILS)

The next RAILS member update will be Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m.-noon. Attend at one of several videoconference locations or via one-way streaming video (RAILS Live). The session will also be recorded for viewing at a later date on the RAILS YouTube page. View the agenda here.

You’ll hear the latest news about:

*    RAILS’ campaign to help members prove their value to different stakeholders, including a website for all libraries to share helpful information, upcoming continuing education opportunities, available grants, and what’s coming next
*   RAILS’ grant from the Illinois State Library to recreate the L2 member database and CE event calendar
*   Statewide efforts to revise system membership standards
*   Efforts to help the unserved in Illinois
*   Explore More Illinois, our new cultural attractions pass program
*   New opportunity through RAILS to access resources for local authors, classrooms, book clubs, and communities at no cost to participating libraries
*   How libraries can collaborate to get out the count for Census 2020 activities. Illinois stands to lose at least one U.S. House seat and about $120 million a year if our census count drops just 1%. Learn how to connect with the Complete Count Commission in your area, apply for funding, and address the challenges of hard-to-count populations.
*   Evanston Public Library’s collaborative efforts to create a community dementia resource center
*   Toni Preckwinkle offering storytimes for Cook County libraries

Come prepared to share the latest from your library as well. To see more information and register, go here.

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(via Jennifer Hamilton, University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

The LLA Academic Section and ACRL-LA are partnering to host a virtual conference on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Present from the comfort of your own office. Proposals due MONDAY, July 1!

Submit your proposal relating to library archives, instruction, public services, technical services, leadership, management, and more. All proposals of keen interest to academic librarians are welcome, and not limited to librarians practicing in Louisiana.

Most sessions will last 50 minutes and time for discussion should be factored into planning. Formats include workshops, panel and group discussions of key issues, academic paper presentations, and 10-minute lightning talks.

Submit your proposal at by midnight on July 1. The conference committee will review all submissions and contact those accepted to be part of the conference by August 1st.  This year we are piloting a blind peer-review process, in support of those presenters for whom blind-peer review is a factor in merit and promotion.

If you have questions, please contact Heather Plaisance ( or Jennifer Hamilton (

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Gaming in Libraries

Instructors: Lauren Hays and Teresa Slobuski
Dates: July 1st through 26th, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175

As gaming has grown in our culture, libraries have started to create their own programs. Games can be added to library programming for both recreation and curricular support. Additionally, an increasing amount of research has shown that games, perhaps due to their interactive nature, both strengthen and teach skills known to be important for people in the workforce, such as critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. In this course the instructors will discuss how they have each created gaming programs at their own libraries. Attendees will be encouraged to consider their own community needs when creating a gaming program.

– Attendees will identify ways they can incorporate gameplay into their library.
– Attendees will evaluate their community needs to determine if games are a useful focus.
– Attendees will have the tools to create a gaming proposal for their library.

Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian and the Co-Director of the Center for Games and Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She holds an undergraduate degree in education, a masters in library science, a masters in educational technology, and a graduate certificate in online teaching and learning. She is passionate about the learning process. Her professional interests include the librarian’s role in informal learning and the scholarship for teaching and learning. Interview with Lauren Hays

Teresa Slobuski is the Head Librarian of the Vairo Library at Penn State Brandywine. In this role, she oversees all operations of the library. Slobuski is passionate about access and social justice and actively works to improve both representation and recognition of all in libraries. Slobuski completed her master’s degree in library and information science at Rutgers University. She has conducted research on a variety of topics such as the impact of non-text media on information retrieval, children’s literature, informal learning and the development of 21st century skills, library space usage, and educational technology topics, especially the use of games.

Here is an interview we did with Lauren Hays where she talked about this class:

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 arrangements:

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

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(via ACRL)

For many years, the academic and research library workforce has worked to accelerate the transition to more open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship. Learn about ACRL’s new research agenda “Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future” in a free ACRL Presents webcast on Monday, July 15, 2019. This action-oriented research agenda is designed to provide practical, actionable information for academic librarians; include the perspectives of historically underrepresented communities in order to expand the profession’s understanding of research environments and scholarly communication systems; and point librarians and other scholars toward important research questions to investigate.

Attendees will also learn how to apply for an ACRL research grant of up to $5,000 to investigate timely and substantial research questions, developing solutions that will move the community forward. Register for free online, and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event.

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