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(via the Northern California Technical Processes Group)

We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Meeting of the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) will take place in San Francisco April or May 2018.

Our 81st annual meeting will be organized under the theme “Choosing Your Battles.”

For 2018, we will have two options for presenting.  Full presentations are usually 20-30 minutes with additional participation in a panel discussion.   We are also excited to say that we are seeking proposals for 5-minute presentations where speakers can discuss one change they have made in their library.

At this event, we expect to have a broad representation of types of libraries (public, academic, special) and a diverse representation of roles within and around technical services.  We are planning a half-day event to be held in Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library.

Possible topics could include:

  • System migration(s)
  • Flying solo in a smaller technical services setting
  • Collection building & assessment
  • Small projects ($5k or less) that have big impacts
  • Hiring for technical services
  • Improving workflows

Please submit your proposal to the NCTPG steering committee with the subject “2018 Call for Presentations” at nctpg1@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, 13 December, 2017.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee’s theme for this year is “We Can’t Do It Alone: Joining Forces For Sustainable Partnerships.” Through a series of online events, the committee will offer opportunities to learn how to extend information literacy programs in ways that are scalable and sustainable. Because webinars can be an effective format for outreach and information literacy education to both faculty and students, we’ll kick things off with an online session on best practices for webinars.

Join us for:

“Leading Online Sessions: Tips for Engaging Webinars”

Stephanie Richter & Cameron Wills, Northern Illinois University Wednesday, December 6, 1:00-2:00pm CST

Do you want to know the secret to designing and leading effective online sessions? Join us as we share tips for producing engaging, interactive webinars no matter what platform you are using. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare participants before they attend your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants, best practices for designing online presentation content, and the advantages of recording the session.

Presenters:

Stephanie Richter is the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She consults with and provides professional development for faculty on integrating technology into teaching, and works closely with academic and support units at the university on their teaching and teaching with technology needs. Ms. Richter holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Cameron Wills is a Research Associate for the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. In his role, he investigates best practices in teaching tools and technologies, and develops and delivers professional development on emerging instructional technologies. Mr. Wills holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Register: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/instruction-committee-webinar-dec2017

This webinar will be recorded and available on the CARLI website for later viewing.

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinios.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinios.edu>

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(via Jennifer Bazeley, Miami University in Ohio)

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26, 2018.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a blind review process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation.

Criteria for selection:

·  Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices

·  Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies

·  Quality and creativity of the methodology

·  Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 13, 2016, will not be accepted. 

Application:

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

·  The title of your project

·  A clear statement of the research problem

·  A description of the research methodology used

·  Results of the project, if any

The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2018.

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions by email to:

Jennifer Bazeley, Co-Chair, CMS Publications Committee

bazelejw@miamioh.edu

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(via David Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in
Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s
website:
http://connect.ala.org/node/64439

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20- minute presentations, followed by open discussion.  Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects.
Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA.

Criteria for selection:

1.      Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference
knowledge or to build on previous studies
2.      Quality: Research design and methodologies
3.      Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of
reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
Proposals are due by Friday, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:
https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum) The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

1.      Title of the project
2.      Explicit statement of the research problem
3.      Description of the research design and methodologies
4.      Findings or results if available
5.      Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential
impact, and significance of the research

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2017-2018 committee
chairs:
David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

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(via Bethany Myers–University of California, Los Angeles)

The early bird registration deadline for the NCNMLG/MLGSCA 2018 Joint Meeting is today! If you haven’t registered yet, now’s your last chance to get the best rate.

The #1 reason to attend the Joint Meeting is:

Connections! You’ll learn what your colleagues are doing by attending the papers, poster sessions, and lightning talks. You’ll build and maintain relationships with fellow librarians through face-to-face networking and socializing – including the our dine-out night in Scottsdale’s famed restaurant scene!

Register now at:
http://mlgsca.mlanet.org/joint2018/registration/

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Reminder: Applications for ACRL Instruction Section Awards Due Dec. 1

(via Maoria Kirker, George Mason University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Awards committee is seeking nominations for its awards:

Innovation Award 

Do you know of, or were you involved in, a project at an academic/research library that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming? Now’s your chance to boast about it to the world!  Past awards have recognized well-known programs and initiatives such as the WASSAIL the New Literacies Alliance project and Project CORA. The winner(s) of this award will receive a certificate and a $3000 award, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services.

More information about the Innovation Award and the nominating process can be found here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/innovationaward.

Nominations are due Friday, December 1, 2017. Please email nomination packets to the IS Awards Chair, Maoria Kirker, mkirker@gmu.edu.

Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it! Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee. The winner(s) of this award will receive a plaque and a $3000 award, donated by Emerald Publishing.

More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the nominating process can be found here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear

Nominations are due Friday, December 1, 2017. Please email nominations to the IS Vice-Chair, David D. Oberhelman, d.oberhelman@okstate.edu.

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(via Meghan Sitar–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The Instruction Section is seeking a Publication Editor. This volunteer position provides final-round editing for IS publications. The position is intended to ensure that IS publications are consistent, professional, and polished, and that they reflect well on IS and on ACRL. This position is also intended to remove some of the burden of detail editing from IS committees or individuals, freeing them to focus more of their energy on a document’s content. The duties and responsibilities of the Publication Editor include:

  • Ensuring correct and consistent Chicago citation style
  • Final copy-editing as needed (i.e. grammar, punctuation, etc. according to Chicago)
  • Final proofreading as needed (i.e. factual accuracy, clarity, etc.)

Please see the full description for more details:

Interested in being considered? Please submit a letter of interest outlining your experience and knowledge applicable to the position, a curriculum vitae or résumé, and samples of relevant work to IS Vice Chair, Meghan Sitar, at msitar@umich.edu. Deadline for applications is December 1. Applicants will be notified after the ALA Midwinter meeting.

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Legislative Action Item: Save Net Neutrality

As you may have seen from the ALA Washington Office and via our very own ILA, net neutrality is on the precipice of extinction. The five FCC commissioners will vote on the matter on December 14, 2017.

Let your voice be heard! Email your elected Congressperson using the form available from ALA here.

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Deadline to Apply for EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant is Dec. 1

(via Patricia Devine, University of Washington)

Are you looking for funds to attend the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting this year? EBSCO Information Services has made available four awards of up to $1000 for MLA members who are currently employed as health sciences librarians and who will have 2-5 years of experience at the time of the annual meeting (May 2018 in Atlanta). Are you otherwise unable to attend the annual meeting? Apply for the EBSCO  Annual Meeting Grant, and tell us what you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the MLA annual meeting.

Follow link for more information and the application: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=299 The deadline is Friday, December 1, 11:59 PM CST.

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(via Carolyn Ching Dennison, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library)

Need something to do after feasting on Thanksgiving Day? Consider applying for the Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant!

This grant recognizes Ysabel Bertolucci’s exemplary career as a member of the Medical Library Association and her many contributions to its Sections, Chapters and Board. Endowed in 2014, the Bertolucci Grant recognizes a health sciences librarian who is involved in nursing, allied health, consumer health or international librarianship. The recipient receives a certificate at the Association’s annual meeting and a stipend of up to $1000 to be used for travel and conference-related expenses for attending the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting.

For further information on criteria for eligibility and submission, please see http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=305. The deadline for application is Friday, December 1.

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