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Reminder: Help Us Plan the 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting

(via Michelle Haake, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

CARLI is seeking feedback from those who attended or streamed the annual meeting, and those who were unable to attend. Your feedback will help in planning for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

If you attended the annual meeting, please tell us about your experience by completing the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016CARLIAnnualMeetingEval.

If you were unable to attend and would like to tell us about the factors that affected your decision, please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017AnnualMeetingPlanning.

Please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu if you have any questions.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Proposals Sought for DPLAFest 2017 in Chicago

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

DPLA is seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2017, an annual conference that brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals.

Proposals should be related to digital libraries, broadly defined. This year, we are particularly interested in proposals at the intersection of digital libraries and:

  • Social justice
  • Copyright and rights management
  • Public engagement
  • Analytics, assessment, and impact
  • Metadata/data quality
  • Collaboration across types of institutions and sectors
  • Training, professional development, and technical literacy
  • Open educational resources
  • Open access content, including use and reuse
  • Technical infrastructure of interoperability including
    • International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) integration
    • ResourceSync
    • Linked Open Data
    • Repository systems
    • Aggregation technologies
    • Search and discovery

We also encourage proposals that highlight digital library work being done in and/or focusing on our host city–Chicago!

The deadline to submit a session proposal is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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ACRL Seeking Committee Volunteers for 2017-18 Appointment Cycle

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

Are you interested in serving on an ACRL committee? The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2017, for appointments that begin July 1, 2017.

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate

Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession. If you’d like to become more engaged, I encourage you to volunteer to serve on a 2017-18 division or section committee.

This invitation for volunteers for ACRL’s committees and sections is issued with enthusiasm and acknowledgement of the diversity of the skills and experiences of our members. The work that ACRL is engaged in is vital to the audiences we support and the librarians and libraries that make up our organization. You are invited to share your expertise and experiences with ACRL. Join us and be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves. Volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference by supporting lifelong learners and informed members of our society.


Cheryl Middleton
ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year he or she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish the charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2017.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2017. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or (312) 280-2519 or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org or (312) 280-2514.

ACRL division-level committee appointments

ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website (http://www.acrl.org, select “Directory of Leadership” from the menu bar).

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Erin L. Ellis Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division, University of Kansas, eellis@ku.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research LibrariesEditorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College LibrariesEditorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL President-Elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Cheryl Middleton at Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu.

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(via the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

On Friday, January 20, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will present its Midwinter Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. Organized by the ALCTS President’s Program Committee, chaired by Charles Wilt, this symposium will address the need for action relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries. Co-hosted by the Georgia State University Library with Director Jeff Steely, this symposium will take place at the Knowles Conference Center College of Law at Georgia State University.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are important concepts for libraries and librarians as the nation’s population becomes more diverse, inclusiveness more essential, and access to information critical. Nowhere in the library are these concepts so pressing as in library collections. The ability of libraries to represent a more diverse clientele, provide the equity of access needed to their collections, and include all is tantamount. This not to be missed Midwinter Symposium examines the critical roles of equity, diversity and inclusion in today’s libraries and its collections. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, topics include equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, inclusion and advocacy in cataloging and diversity, and inclusion in preservation.

Courtney Young, ALA President 2014-2015 and Head Librarian and Professor of Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University’s Greater Allegheny campus, will open the program with a keynote speech followed by speakers Hannah Buckland, Charlotte Roh, Harrison Inefuke, Paolo Gujilde, Emily Drabinski, Ann Marie Willer, and Miriam Centeno. Providing closing remarks is Mark Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries.

Register today to save your spot for this compelling Midwinter event, and join your colleagues on January 20 for stimulating presentations and riveting discussions on the intersection of collections and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Add this symposium to your conference registration or register for this symposium alone. The price of this full-day symposium is $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members, $319 for non-members, and $99 for ALA student/retired members. The registration event code is ALC1.

View a full listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter 2017.

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Legislative Update, 12/7/2016


Rep. Tom Price will be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under president-elect Donald Trump. Like Trump, Price has been critical of the Affordable Care Act. Price also favors changes to Medicaid and Medicare. While he made no direct comments regarding policy following his secretarial appointment, Price supports Medicaid being converted into block grants allocated to states, a model favored by many House Republicans. Like fellow Republicans, Price is interested in converting Medicare into a “defined contribution” plan, rather than the current “defined benefit” model.

Trump appointed Seema Verma to oversee the HHS’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma is a health-care consultant and worked on restructuring Medicaid in Indiana under Governor Mike Pence.

Read more in the Washington Post.


As we all know, the budget continues to be the biggest legislative issue facing Illinois. For an interesting look at the real people being affected by the crisis, Kartemquin Films has teamed up with In These Times to create a documentary web series called “Stranded by the State” and available on YouTube. The first 3 episodes are available now at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmMZWKDRc2UGjzpA-6qBwCw.

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

The NASIG (formerly, North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) 32nd Annual Conference, themed “Racing to the Crossroads”, will take place from Thursday, June 8, to Sunday, June 11, in Indianapolis, IN. Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged. Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for electronic resources librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies may include the following.

  • electronic resource life cycle and management
  • collection analysis and development
  • standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
  • technology and providing access to electronic resources
  • licensing and legal framework
  • standards, initiatives, and best practices
  • scholarly communication
  • life cycle of print serials
  • workflow of print resources
  • effective communication with those within and without the library community
  • supervision and management of staff in electronic, and print, serials departments
  • personal qualities of electronic, or print, serials resources librarians
  • management of projects related to electronic or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This call for proposals will close on Tuesday, December 13. For more information, please e-mail prog-plan@nasig.org.

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(via Dr. Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on Monday, February 17, in Chicago. At the meeting, we will learn from, and with, U.S. and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and domestic resettlement and social services. Attendees will discuss the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers, in addition to the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process. The information will be used to identify priorities and gaps, develop recommendations, and formulate an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

For more background on the Summit itself and Project Welcome, which is a one-year IMLS-funded planning grant (May, 201 6 – April, 2017), go here. You are also invited to participate by presenting a poster. Please read the call for posters below.

Call for Posters

Are you delivering innovative and successful library-based programs or services for refugees and asylum seekers? Have you conducted research on the library and information needs of refugees and asylum seekers? You are invited to submit a poster proposal to present and share your best practices or research with attendees at the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit, on February 6. All poster presenters need to register for the Summit.

Please complete the online application form by Wednesday, December 14. For more information, contact Dr. Clara Chu, at cmchu@illinois.edu.

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(via Debbie Campbell, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Think your library instruction program may need to change in response to changes at your institution? The CARLI Instruction Committee wants to help!

Our theme for this year is “Evolving Library Instruction: Negotiating Change in Uncertain Times”. Because of current trends and challenges in higher education, libraries are changing the way they do things, so that they can continue to provide quality service and meaningful instruction with different or fewer resources. We are planning a series of free webinars from librarians in the region who are taking bold steps into a new world.

We’ll kick off the year with “Scaling Up: Rebuilding An Instruction Program With Limited Resources“. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST. To register, click here. A brief description is below.

National Louis University’s Library & Learning Support (LLS) unit has experienced significant changes over the past few years. Shifting trends in higher education, new university programs, a department reorganization, and university-wide resizing all continue to impact a variety of library services. In this webinar, NLU librarians discuss their plan to rebuild their instruction program, focusing on targeted outreach efforts and curriculum-embedded information literacy instruction that allows LLS to maximize student impact, even in a time of limited resources.

Send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

We Were at RSNA!
Jacqueline, Derek, and Liz traveled to Chicago for the Radiological Society of North America conference, where they offered PubMed consultations and one-on-one instruction. Check out our Facebook to see photos from the exhibit booth.

Year Two Awards are Under Development
The GMR is currently working to develop awards for the 2017-2018 funding year, which will become available on our website in early March, 2017. If you have ideas or suggestions, we’d love to hear your feedback, at gmr-lib@uiowa.edu.

GMR: The First Six Months
An article about the new GMR office’s first six months of operations is posted to the University of Iowa Libraries blog. Check it out to read about everything the GMR has done since the new office was established in April, 2016.

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

Galter Library will be hosting a group viewing of the MLA webcast Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews next Wednesday, December 7 from 1:00-2:30pm.

More information including a link to register can be found here: https://galter.northwestern.edu/News/beyond-systematic-the-librarian-s-role-in-shaping-reviews-mla-webcast.

This should be a good be an interesting program whether or not you are currently involved in systematic review work. Hope some of you can attend.


If you have any questions about the host site, please contact Mark Berendsen <m-berendsen@northwestern.edu>.

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