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Archive for 2020

(via Evan Barber, University of Illinois Springfield)

In a year when creativity is needed more than ever, the folks behind The Library Collective are reinventing what a virtual library conference looks like, with The Connection. For just $90 (even less if you join The League of Awesome Librarians), you can join fellow rad librarians for 30-days of live experiences and peer-reviewed content to read, watch, and explore at your own pace. From custom dance workouts to a Common Read book club, nerd-tastic is the only way to describe our many plans!

Registration includes the following.

  • access to live plenary sessions that actively engage everyone, hold your attention, and stoke your curiosity and imagination
  • peer reviewed asynchronous learning content published every weekday throughout the month
  • access to all recorded and asynchronous content for 30-days post-event
  • weird, fun, funky, and fantastic surprises throughout, including prizes and giveaways
  • some cool, exclusive thank you swag via snail mail

So, go ahead, learn more here, and register before we sell out!

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(via Samuel Boss, University of Connecticut)

The call for proposals is now open for the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Winter Program: Virtual Instruction Workshop & Swap. The event will take place on Monday, December 7, from 8:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. More information is below.

This year, the NELIG Winter Instruction Workshop & Swap will provide an opportunity for you to either “workshop” a new lesson or activity with your peers or to share a lesson you have already taught. Librarians from outside of New England are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Each presenter will teach a lesson or lead an activity they would deliver to a class. Note that you do not need to have taught this lesson in a class; however, the lesson should be complete. Sessions will run for one hour, with time included for constructive criticism and positive feedback.

Presentations cover: 1) Background information 2) Lesson planning 3) Learning outcomes 4) Assessment plans. Attendees will act as students in a class and will also provide feedback to the presenters.

To submit a proposal, complete the form by Tuesday, November 23. Acceptance notifications will be sent on Monday, November 30. E-mail Jenny and Sarah at acrlnelig@gmail.com<mailto:acrlnelig@gmail.com> with questions

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(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

Registration is now open for the next Current Issues Panel Discussion by the ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Engagement Committee. The webinar, titled “Privacy Literacy Reboot: Grounding Practice in Theory”, will take place on Friday, December 4, at 1:00 PM CDT. The moderators for the panel discussion will be Alexandria Chisholm and Sarah Hartman-Caverly of Pennsylvania State University. The panelists will be Symphony Bruce of American University, Claire Lobdell of Greenfield Community College, and Andrew Wesolek of Vanderbilt University. More information is below.

With growing social justice issues related to algorithmic bias and the disparate impact of surveillance, it is more important than ever for librarians to assume leadership in advocating for and educating about privacy literacy (PL). Participants will gain working knowledge of contemporary privacy challenges and solutions to build professional self-efficacy, access the moderators’ PL toolkit featuring resources to develop future PL programming, and leave inspired to lead PL education and advocacy initiatives.

This webinar is free and open to all. A recording will be made available after the session.

Register now, as space is limited.  Find out more by reading the discussion digest.

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

(via IACRL)

Thank you very much to everyone who participated in the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing webinar, which took place on Monday, November 9. The webinar gave the winners the opportunity to present on their respective articles and also answer questions from attendees.

The first-place recipient was JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for his article, “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner was 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 access the recording, please go here. More information on the Award is available here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Kim Tipton, McHenry County College)

The following survey will inform an article being written for the March, 2021, issue of the ILA Reporter. The article topic is “developing a professional-reflection practice”.

Do you currently have a professional-reflection practice? We’d love to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to answer this survey. We are seeking examples from all types, sizes, and locations of libraries across the state. Examples from outside of the Chicago area, including central and southern Illinois, are especially welcome.

Your participation is voluntary, and there are no foreseeable risks to participation in this survey. All responses are greatly appreciated by the authors and will be used for research purposes only. Please respond by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Questions? Please contact the authors, at kim.tipton19@gmail.com and cher.watson@gmail.com.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Surveys | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Forum is accepting program proposals for the 2021 conference. We want to hear how you and your libraries responded pandemic. What has worked? How did you adapt to challenges and alter your plans when needed? How did you transition to virtual programming? What new and innovative projects and procedures have you implemented? How are you looking to the future of libraries? Where do we go from here? We’ve all learned a lot this year and we want you to share your challenges and successes.

All programs slots are 60 minutes. Programming is organized by tracks. Additional information is available on the ILA website.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, November 20, at 11:59 PM. To submit an abstract, please go here. If you have any questions about how to submit a program proposal, view the conference proposal submission information page on the ILA website. If you have any questions regarding Reaching Forward 2021, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage and OCLC Global Council Delegate for the Americas Regional Council (ARC))

Dear Colleagues,

Libraries can bring unique strengths and collective muscle to global sustainability challenges. To inspire more conversations, expanded engagement, and action that leads to impact, OCLC Global Council has set its FY21 area of focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More information on the SDGs is available here.

In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This UN Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals-all supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) through its International Advocacy Programme.

To build on this momentum, Global Council will support all 17 SDGs, with emphasis on the five that explore.

  • Quality education (SDG #4)
  • Decent work and economic growth (SDG #8)
  • Reduced inequalities (SDG #10)
  • Peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG #16)
  • Partnerships for the goals (SDG #17)

OCLC Research and Global Council have partnered to develop a “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” survey based on questions and ideas from Global Council delegates, and now your input is needed to provide more comprehensive global insight. This survey is a key part of original research that will culminate in a final report that OCLC will publish in June 2021.

Please share your perspectives via the survey, which is open through Sunday, January 31, 2021, to all libraries, regardless of type, size, or location.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Studies on Library Trends, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Betsy Sterner, Governors State University, on behalf of Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College)

Please save the date for the next College Science Librarians’ Discussion Group on Thursday, December 3, at 1:00 PM CDT.

If you are a science or technology librarian in a small or medium size library, or interested in chatting about current issues in librarianship, we invite you to join us on December 3rd. Our theme this time will be around issues and solutions in the time of COVID-19. Join us to hear what is happening with colleagues from around the United States and Canada, and share what your situation looks like and what innovations have been successful in your library.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link to the event.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2020? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2020” article in the March 2021 issue. Submissions should include:

  • At least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • At least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • Name of the architect or architectural firm
  • Type of project; either “Renovation/expansion” or “New building”
  • Total cost
  • Service population
  • Name of the library director
  • 2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March 2020 or February 2019 issue). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Executive Director Diane Foote, at dfoote@ila.org (subject line “ILA Reporter Library Buildings 2020 Submission”). We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via Nancy Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Increase the visibility of your organization’s contributions to health information research and evidence-based practice! The Medical Library Association is seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, November 13.

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 Friday, November 13.  Self-nominations are encouraged. You will find the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.

MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award Jury

Amy Studer, Chair, University of California Davis

Brian Conn, Veterans Affairs

Nancy M Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences

Traci Jean Mays, Florida Gulf Coast University

Chelsea Misquith, Indiana University School of Medicine

John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate


Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »