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(via Amanda McCormick, University at Buffalo)

As part of Code4Lib’s ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking applicants for our 2022 Diversity Scholarship program.

The Diversity Scholarship Committee hopes to award multiple scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1,500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants from North America–with the potential for a few international scholarships of up to $3,000–to attend the 2022 Code4Lib Conference in Buffalo, New York. Please check the Conference website for updates on the event as they become available.

The deadline for applications is Monday January 31, at 10:59 PM CDT. For more information, and to apply, please go here.

The Scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like travel and meals may be reimbursed based on the amount awarded. Reimbursement will be managed independently at the Conference. Pairing up housing with other Scholarship awardees or Conference attendees may also be accommodated.

Please contact code4libaward@gmail.com with any questions about this arrangement. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage anyone from applying to this award. The Scholarship Committee will notify all applicants by Tuesday, February 15,​ regardless of award results.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via Dr. Bob Wolverton, Mississippi State University)

This is a call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column that will appear in Volume 34, Issue 2 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and how they are used in libraries, including in-person or virtual conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house.

This is a great opportunity to share your insights and experiences using electronic resources with others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, February 18. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission topic or questions about the column and its scope, please contact the column editors.

Dr. Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-0548

bwolverton@library.msstate.edu

Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries​

(662) 325-3018

kdavidson@library.msstate.edu

Posted in Calls and Requests, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It will also present Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. IACRL welcomes submissions on all subjects relevant to Illinois academic and research libraries.

The criteria for submissions, along with the process for choosing winners, are available here. ​The deadline for submitting a scholarly work is 5:00 PM Central Time on Monday, February 7. Please send your submission to Sue Franzen, IACRL Awards Committee Chair, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. If possible, send a link to the scholarly work; otherwise, submit it as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word. If the work does not already contain an abstract or summary, please include one in the e-mail (a paragraph would suffice).

Once the Awards Committee has received the submissions and confirmed that they meet the criteria, voting will take place via electronic ballot in February or March. Voting will last for 30 days. The Awards Committee will then announce the winners, and those individuals will have the opportunity to present their work in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Franzen, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. Thank you very much.

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

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM webinar “Grants and Proposal Writing”. It will take place on Thursday, February 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This live webinar is worth 1.00 hour of MLA CE credit. A description and the link to registration are below.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addresse​d, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to complete the following tasks.

1. Identify online resources to search for funding
2. Describe the basic sections of a proposal
3. Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
4. Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create one, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2022 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of events provides an opportunity to meet with your state and federal legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. The ILA President will bring welcoming remarks; ILA Legislative Consultant Derek Blaida and ILA Executive Director Diane Foote will speak about Springfield and Washington legislative priorities.

Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We’ll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won’t change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

The first Meet-up will take place on Monday, January 24, while the last one will occur on Monday, February 28Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments, and content may change), so don’t wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at ila@ila.org.

This year’s Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15.

To see the list of Virtual Meet-ups and register for one, please go here.

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

(via Susan Lessick, University of California – Irvine)

Good news for those interested in learning the right skills to conduct high-quality research. MLA’s Research Training Institute (RTI) has extended the deadline for 2022-23 applicants to Monday, January 31.

RTI transforms library professionals ​with any level of research skills into experts who are able to independently conduct a quality research project. RTI training covers all stages of designing, implementing, and communicating a successful health information research project.
Know anyone who could benefit from this program? Encourage them to apply!

Participants develop effective research questions, select a research design, identify the components of a research project, collect, manage, and analyze data, publish and present the results of a research project, and much more.

Past RTI Fellows report experiencing enhanced career opportunities after participating in the program. Here’s what some of them have said about their RTI experience.

“Participating in the RTI has been like getting a mini-PhD.”

“Excellent instructors, curriculum content, and course readings”

“RTI has helped me approach my research ideas from a place of empowerment instead of apprehension.”

“I now feel confident in my ability to forge forth with a project I’m passionate about.”

“One of the most productive and professional fulfilling milestones of my career.”

For more information, and to apply, please go here.

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

(via Joshua Zeller, Mount St. Joseph University)

The ALA RUSA STARS Licensing & Legislation Committee is currently in the process of planning its free spring 2022 workshop, which will have the broad theme of “licensing 101,” and be free to all attendees. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our short survey, available here, regarding the specific licensing 101 topics that are of particular interest to you. The survey also has open-ended questions related to license negotiation and interlibrary loan workflows that will help us further gauge which topics would be engaging and relevant for our workshop.

Please feel free to forward this message individually or collectively through social media, resource sharing forums, or to local, state, or regional e-mail listservs as appropriate.

Thank you for assisting us with our planning process, and we look forward to your responses!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Surveys, Webinars | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

Are you interested in expanding your professional network; helping shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan, commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship? Are you ready to be considered for an opportunity to adv​ance learning and transform scholarship through a committee appointment?

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Erin Ellis invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2022-23 division or section committee. Face-to-face attendance at conferences is not required and committee work can be completed virtually throughout the year. Learn more about the appointments process in the recording of the December 2 “Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering” webcast, available here.

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, go here.

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

(via Jason Ertz, College of DuPage)

DePaul University Library and College of DuPage Library are pleased to announce that we will be partnering to co-host the 2022 the Information Literacy Summit in April. The meeting will take place virtually on Friday, April 29.

We are also excited to announce the call for proposals for the 20th annual Information Literacy Summit! We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the evolving nature of information literacy and are related to this year’s theme, “Expanding the Conversation: Digital, Media, and Civic Literacies In and Out of the Library”. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

In line with this year’s summit theme, we’re especially interested in proposals that speak to the following issues and questions.

  • Digital literacies: How do we make invisible algorithms (and their impacts) visible? What do critical digital literacies look like?
  • Media literacies: How do we engage with media literacy in the classroom? In our daily lives? How do we evaluate new forms of media and changing information ecosystems?
  • Civic literacies: What opportunities do we have to engage with questions around social justice and democratic participation? How does information shape civic engagement?
  • Partnerships promoting information literacy across departments, campuses, institutions: How do we work with first year writing programs to embed key literacies into the core curriculum? What are good examples of media information literacy resources that can be reused across institutions?

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held virtually. Breakout sessions and panels will be 45 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 300-500 word description of your presentation. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well. If you wish to propose more than one session, please fill out a form (see below for link) for each topic.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 21. To submit a proposal or proposals, please go here.

For more information about the Summit, visit here.​

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

​(via Alyssa Young, James Madison University)

​Save the date for the STEM Librarians Collaborative 2022 Conference, which will take place online from Wednesday, July 20, to Friday, July 22 (exact times TBD). Come be part of this experience. Science librarianship is changing. We need opportunities for professional development and networking that change with us. Help us create these for each other!

  • We want to address the many aspects of STEM librarianship, and will focus on STEM subjects from a librarianship perspective.
  • Our STEM librarian conference focus will allow us to connect with a dedicated community of peers, combining professional development opportunities with collegiality and the energy of an unconference.
  • There will be a nominal fee to provide for closed captioning and ASL interpretation.

More details to follow soon!

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Vendors | No Comments »