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Legislative News, 10/23/2020

Federal news

S.2661 – National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 [became Public Law 116-172 on 10/17/2020]

To designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.

S.785 – Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 [became Public Law 116-171 on 10/17/2020]

This bill makes updates related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) transition assistance, mental health care, care for women veterans, and telehealth care.

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Call for Nominations: ILA Executive Board (Deadline Fri., Oct. 23)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board Election. In April 2021, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for five Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 School Library, 1 Academic Library representative, and the ALA Councilor. These are three-year terms beginning July 2021 and ending June 2024.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2021 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Molly Beestrum, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at molly@beestrum.com.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

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.

Read an interview with Amanda Folk, the 2020 Rockman recipient. More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the newly simplified nomination process can be found here. Make sure you check out the rubric available in the nomination form as well. The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises. Nominations are due Friday, December 4.

Please send any questions to the Rockman Award Chair, Chelsea Heinbach, at chelsea.heinbach@unlv.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

IACRL is pleased to announce a 2nd Spark event for 2020! Join us for “Spark: Trial by Fire – Lessons Learned from a Pandemic”.

Save the date! Spark will be held online Wednesday, December 9, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The committee is now seeking proposals that feature the theme Trial by Fire – Lessons Learned from a Pandemic. Share your innovations with your colleagues. What has changed at your library since March 2020? How did you stay motivated? What successes do you want to share?

Topics to consider include:

  • online library instruction
  • OER developments
  • virtual programming
  • diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives
  • marketing & social media innovations
  • library assessment
  • community building
  • unique student engagement projects
  • making services safe

Speakers will share their experience with participants in 15-minute lightening rounds. After a set of lightening rounds, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss lightening round topics. Participants will be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

Share your innovations and survival skills with others. Submit a proposal here by Friday, October 23.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference, managed by Amigos Library Services, will take place online from Wednesday, November 4, to Friday, November 6. The Conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. Conference sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

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Are you a librarian transitioning into archival work? Have you recently taken on care of the archives at your library, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you interested in how archives help support medical centers? Then the “Health Sciences Archives 101” webinar is for you. Lisa A. Mix will teach you about basic archives functions, including acquisition, description, reference, and preservation. We’ll also delve into privacy regulations (HIPAA, etc.), digitization, funding sources, professional associations, and outreach, as well as new considerations and practices for the COVID-19 era.  Find out how you can use archives to serve your library’s patrons and support your institution’s mission.

Lisa A. Mix has worked in archives at several academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the University of California San Francisco, and New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She is a Baltimore native and holds degrees from Goucher College and The Johns Hopkins University. Her professional interests include teaching with primary sources, digital archives, and archival ethics. She has published and presented widely on archives and history of the health sciences. She is the 2020 recipient of the Lisabeth M. Holloway Award from Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences, and currently chairs the Society of California Archivists Advocacy & Public Policy Committee. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist

The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, please click here. The event is free to HSLI members and non-members alike. Participants who are not currently members are encouraged to join HSLI, however. Regular membership is $10.00 annually, and the cost is just $5.00 annually for students. To become a member, please go here.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Research Data Access & Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming virtual summit, on March 10-12, 2021. The RDAP Summit occurs on March 10 and 11 as a single-track, affordable conference for research data support practitioners. This year’s program will be a virtual conference held over Zoom. Conference registration will be $30 USD. The program includes keynotes, presentations, and lightning talks. It ends on March 12 with optional workshops, some for a small additional registration fee, and networking spaces.

This year’s conference theme is “Radical Change and Data”. Take this opportunity to share how you are adapting to change or development in your work or at your institution. Do you envision ideas or movements that may shape the way you work with data in the future? Are there practical skills or knowledge you have learned through a rapid change that others may benefit from knowing? The planning committee encourages presenters to propose topics that address how data intersects with major forces for societal change including, but not limited to, public health, the environment, and movements for racial equity. RDAP and the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) are continuing their partnership, and RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue of JeSLIB.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, November 1, 2020. (The planning committee will send decisions on November 23, 2020, and the deadline to accept will be December 13, 2020.)

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

The 2020 Midwest Chapter / MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association) Virtual Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Be a Health Literacy Superhero”. General information is available here.

Registration is only $25 and is now open for individuals, and CE is included in the cost of the Conference. The deadline to register is Monday, October 12, at 12:00 PM CDT.

We have a great program with Dr. Jennifer Gunter Keynote Speaker and Lisa Traditi as the MLA President speaking. Our panelists for our Early Career Panel and Addressing Disparities Health Literacy Panel will surely provide interesting and informative discussions. More information on speakers and panelists is available here.

Don’t forget to look at the list of exhibitors who will be attending the Conference and contact your rep for more information about them.

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(via IACRL)

The IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing was established in 2020. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting for this year’s award took place in August, and IACRL announced the results last month.

The 2020 winners will discuss their work in this webinar. JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the highest number of votes for his article, “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner is Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, whose article with Dr. Jung Mi Scoulas, ʺWelcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowerment,ʺ appears in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice. Tina Griffin, also of the University of Illinois at Chicago (Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago), finished third, and her article with Abigail Goben is “In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys”, from College & Research Libraries.

To register for the event, please go here.

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(via Nancy Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

The Medical Library Association is now seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award.

The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by Sunday, November 1.  You will find the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here. We look forward to receiving your application.

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