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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Diversity Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for the 2021-2022 ALA Spectrum Scholars/ILA Sylvia Murphy Williams Awardees. Volunteers should be members of ILA and experienced library professionals. Volunteers must commit to mentoring for six months and provide monthly status updates to Sophie Kenney, the Diversity Committee Mentorship Liaison.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out the interest form by Friday, September 24, 2021. Please direct any questions to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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UIC’s Glenda Insua is ACRL Member of the Week

(via ACRL)

Glenda Insua, Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the ACRL Member of the Week. In an interview with ACRL, she shared her thoughts on being  a member of the organization and working in academic librarianship.

What do you value about ACRL?

ACRL provides many opportunities, but what I value most are the connections I’ve made with academic librarians at other institutions. There are some amazing people in our field! I’ve learned so much from them and am constantly inspired. This past year I was particularly impressed with the work that LES did to develop an anti-racist action plan. The task force met tirelessly for months and put so much thought and effort into it. I can’t take any credit, but I’m looking forward to implementing it as LES Chair and working towards a more inclusive organization.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus?

As a reference and liaison librarian, I help both students and faculty find and access the information they need for their research. That work comes in many forms: purchasing resources for faculty members, introducing information literacy to a first-year writing class, doing online chat reference, etc. I particularly enjoy working with our undergraduate students, most of whom are first-generation college students. Many are working multiple jobs, helping with family, and going to school, yet somehow they manage to stay engaged. They’re truly incredible, and I’m happy that I can contribute to their success in even a small way.

In your own words: 

Being an academic librarian isn’t glamorous, and the profession has its problems (its overwhelming whiteness being one) but it’s allowed me to interact with really interesting, smart people. The students I work with are my driving motivator, and despite the bleakness of the past seventeen months, they’ve shown me that there’s hope for the future. I’m also fortunate to have talented colleagues who push me to be a better librarian.

To read the full interview, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The American Library Association is accepting applications for Spectrum Scholarships. Spectrum Scholars share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Each scholar receives $5,000 from ALA to combat the rising cost of graduate education as well as $1,500 to attend the Spectrum Leadership Institute held during the ALA Annual Conference. In addition to financial support, recipients benefit from peer mentoring and a large alumni network.

To be eligible for a Spectrum Scholarship, you should:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an AASL-recognized School Library Media Program
  • be enrolled in an accredited program and begin no later than September 1st or Fall Semester
  • have full or part-time status
  • plan to maintain a minimum course load of two classes per semester while receiving your scholarship funds

Applications for the Spectrum Scholarships are accepted through the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse, which allows applicants to apply to multiple scholarships offered through the American Library Association. Applications for all ALA Scholarships are accepted annually from September of 2021 to March 1, 2022. To submit an application for a Spectrum Scholarship, the following items are required:

  • Completed online application (which includes a personal statement).
  • Three professional references (only references on the official online form will be accepted). You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application.
  • Official academic transcripts from the institution where you received your bachelor’s degree. If you are currently enrolled in an MLIS program or an AASL-recognized School Library Media Program, you will need to send a transcript from your current institution, as well. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted. ​

The ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse (225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60601) must receive the completed online application, personal statement, three references, and transcripts by Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to be considered. Recipients will be contacted by phone after June 1, 2022. All other applicants will be notified by e-mail after July 1, 2022.

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

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(via Michelle Demeter, New York University)

The American Library Association (ALA) is still accepting applications for the 2022 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria can be found on the Emerging Leaders webpage. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 30, 2021. Apply now here.

The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country and Canada to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

An ALA division, round table, ethnic association affiliate, state chapter or school library media association affiliate will sponsor approximately two-thirds of the selected applicants. Each sponsor will contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward expenses of attending the ALA LibLearnX and Annual Conferences ($500 for each conference). Sponsorship is not required for participation in the program. A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application.

For more information, visit the Emerging Leaders webpage or contact the EL program manager at emergingleaders@ala.org.

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(via the American Library Association)

The American Library Association (ALA) invites all library users to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes librarians working in public, school, college, community college, or university libraries for their outstanding public service contributions. Nominations are accepted here through Monday, September 27, 2021.

ALA member leaders will select ten librarians from thousands of nominations, and each will receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding public service. The association will honor award recipients at the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony on January 22, 2022 at LibLearnX in San Antonio, Texas. Winners also will receive complimentary LibLearnX registration as part of their award packages as well as a $750 travel stipend.

Since the award’s inception in 2008, library users nationwide have submitted more than 21,000 nominations detailing how librarians transformed their communities, including efforts to improve inclusivity, digital access, and literacy. To date, only 130 librarians have received this distinguished honor.

To be eligible for the award, each nominee must hold a master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the ALA or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each nominee must currently work as a librarian at a qualifying institution in the United States: a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or a library at an accredited K-12 school.

To see the full announcement from ALA, please go here.

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(via Dr. Marian Toledo Candelaria, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia​)

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage at Rare Book School is now inviting applications to its third and final cohort (2022-2024), which will be selected in early 2022 (with applications opening Wednesday, September 1). This program offers unique professional development opportunities for early- to mid-career professionals currently working in a special collections library, an archive, or at other cultural heritage institutions located in the United States. 

As part of the program, selected fellows will receive the following.

  • tuition waivers for three Rare Book School courses; 
  • funding to attend the annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries in the first year of the fellowship; 
  • an opportunity to participate in one cultural heritage field school; 
  • funding to organize community symposia at their home institutions; 
  • and funding to attend conferences of the fellows’ choice during their second and third years of participation in the program

We invite prospective applicants to attend the CHF Informational Session via Zoom on Tuesday, August 31, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, where we will provide more information on the fellowship and the application process. This informational session will also feature some of the current fellows, who will speak about their experience in the program thus far. The session will include a Q&A with the CHF Program Manager and current fellows.

To register, please click here.

For more information on the fellowship, including how to apply, please visit here. Prospective applicants who have questions or wish to discuss this opportunity are welcome to email Marian Toledo Candelaria, Program Manager, directly at chfellowship@virginia.edu. 

The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, November 30, at 11:00 PM CDT.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, submit all required materials to the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) via the online application portal by 11:00 PM CDT on Thursday, September 30. Selected fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.

The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support on-site research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine, which span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The collections include the Michael E. DeBakey papers-representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy-along with the papers of many other luminaries in science and medicine.

Anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship may apply. Non-US citizens may apply. Group applications should be submitted under the name of a single principal researcher.

For details about the application process and required documents, please visit this website dedicated to the Fellowship. The full NLM announcement is available here.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

We are pleased to announce this call for expressions of interest for participation in a free e-learning course on “Privacy and Library Learning Analytics”. The course will take place from Sunday, October 3, to Friday, November 12. There are 50 slots available, and there is no fee to participate.

This course is an offering of the Prioritizing Privacy, a multi-faceted continuing education program that will train academic library practitioners to comprehensively address privacy and other related ethical implications of learning analytics projects. Prioritizing Privacy is funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant and more information is available on the project website.

The six-week e-learning course will guide participants in exploring learning analytics, privacy theory, privacy-by-design principles, and research ethics. Participants will develop and present their own personal “Privacy Sourcebook” to document their learning and guide their practice after the course is complete. The course format is cohort-based and asynchronous, offered in the learning management system Canvas and structured by weekly deadlines and required readings, learning activities, and online discussions. Additional information about the curriculum is available here.

To apply for this free opportunity, fill out the application to participate by Wednesday, September 8.

Applicants will need to confirm that they meet the following requirements.

  • work in an academic library in the United States
  • have an interest in learning about academic libraries and learning analytics
  • have an interest in learning about privacy and other ethical considerations in learning analytics
  • can commit to spending up to 4-5 hours per week during the course to engage in the community of practice and complete the learning activities

Anticipating that there may be more interest that we can accommodate, selected participants will be notified by the end of the day on Monday, September 13,  and others will be informed of the waitlist. A second offering of this e-learning course and thus a second call for applicants is scheduled for early next year.

If you have any questions about this project or the application to participate in the e-learning course, please feel free to contact Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, PI, at ljanicke@illinois.edu; or Kyle Jones, Co-PI, at kmlj@iupui.edu.

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Three Receive 2021 CARLI Scholarship

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to announce three recipients of the 2021 CARLI Scholarship: Jacqueline Mann, Loyola University Chicago; Abigail Mastin, University of St. Francis; and Kate Swope, Northern Illinois University. The CARLI Scholarship, awarded for the first time in 2020, provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 CARLI Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Recipient Jacqueline Mann commented “I am beyond thankful not just to be awarded a CARLI Scholarship, but also for how welcomed into the professional library field I now feel upon receiving this award. I am so excited to continue my career in libraries by attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool, which the CARLI Scholarship will help me to do, and to further commit myself to long-term work in academic libraries.”

The recipients were selected based on their responses to a personal essay question regarding their professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career that demonstrates a commitment to the profession and the strength of their references.

Kate Swope noted “I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of the CARLI Scholarship this year. This is a bit of a career change and, with one course complete, I am now even more eager to continue on this journey. Thank you CARLI Scholarship Committee!”

“We are thrilled to award three scholarships this year, and so pleased to be able to help support the education of the dedicated staff of our CARLI libraries,” said CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig. “I am grateful to the Scholarship Fund donors who have so generously supported this important new program, helping CARLI to grow the profession.”

The CARLI Scholarship was established in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of resource sharing by CARLI and its predecessor organizations. The scholarship is funded by donations. For more information about the CARLI Scholarship Fund or to donate, go here.

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ISU’s Sue Franzen Named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

Susan R. Franzen, Nursing Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Forum, recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. The award is sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

Sue Franzen joined the faculty of Milner Library at Illinois State University in 2015 as the subject librarian for nursing. In this role, she practices embedded librarianship where she co-teaches with nursing faculty for baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate courses. She also serves on the reference desk and performs collection development for nursing. Starting June 1, she is serving as Interim Associate Dean of Public Services and Organizational Development at Milner Library. As of July 1, 2021, she will become a tenured associate professor.

Her nominator writes, “Sue’s service record to the library profession is exceptional. She is the current president of IACRL and has served as the past vice president. As president-elect, she chaired the conference and continuing education committee and spearheaded the inaugural online Spark professional development event that brought together over 100 librarians from across the state at a time when people felt alone and overwhelmed by the pandemic.

In addition to her service to IACRL, Sue was a member of the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois conference planning committee, a member of ACRL’s Health Sciences Librarianship Interest Group’s membership recruitment and retention committee, and ACRL’s Distance and Online Learning mentoring and networking committee. Although all of this service was in 2020, Sue’s service record extends much further, with extensive involvement in ILA, ACRL, and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI).​

Read the entire press release on IACRL’s news feed. Information on the other 2021 ILA award winners is available here.
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