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(via Mariel Colbert, ALA)

On Thursday, April 22, at 2:00 PM CDT, we will host an informational session to accompany The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund application form. If you are interested in applying for a grant for your public, school or academic library, we invite you to this free one-hour information session on the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund application. We will highlight the fund, the application process and respond to questions you might have. This webinar is free and will be recorded. The recording will be made available publicly following the event date. To register, please go here.

The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund will provide $1.25M for to a number of public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the U.S. and U.S Territories that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grants between $30,000 and $50,0000 to libraries/library systems/districts will be awarded to those that have seen a substantial reduction in funding that impacts their ability to provide essential services to underserved populations in low to moderate income groups to help re-establish, sustain, amplify or create new services for those targeted audiences. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 20. To start the application process, please go here.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries)

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2021-2023 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program. The program recruits master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research libraries and archives.

Benefits of the Kaleidoscope Program include the following.

  • a tuition stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support of MLIS education
  • leadership and career development training
  • a site visit to an ARL member library
  • financial support for skills development
  • a formal mentorship program

The Kaleidoscope Program is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance the Association’s goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations.

Program Goal and Objectives

The Kaleidoscope Program seeks to accomplish the following goals.

  • attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives
  • strengthen participants’ leadership and job-searching skills via the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium
  • develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants

Applicant Criteria

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria.

  • identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
  • be a resident of the US or Canada
  • be accepted into an ALA-accredited MLIS program
  • have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

To Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 PM CDT on Thursday, May 13.

  • online application form
  • résumé
  • essay (400 words maximum) describing what attracts you to a career in a research library or archive
  • unofficial undergraduate transcripts including last academic semester completed
  • unofficial graduate transcripts including last academic semester completed OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science (either at the time of application or before being accepted into the Kaleidoscope Program)
  • two letters of recommendation (See the application requirements for details.)

For more information about the program and the application process, go here.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year (IACRL co-sponsors this award)
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here.

The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

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

(via Dr. Clara Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at Mortenson Center, UIUC Library)

We invite applications for self-funded Fellows for the inaugural IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are seeking library and information professionals and educators interested in enhancing their knowledge of AI to participate in the Institute.

The IDEA Institute offers one-week of intensive learning and practical experience in AI applications in library and information environments. The first Institute will be held at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville on July 10-16, 2021, Saturday-Friday (dates are tentative, pending COVID-19 circumstances).

We are seeking 5 Self-funded Fellows. Program fee: $250.  Fellows will additionally be responsible for the cost of their housing, transportation and non-program meals.

Our priority is to recruit and create a cohort of Fellows who will represent diverse socio-demographic backgrounds, types of positions, types of libraries, and capacities of implementing AI in their workplace. We are recruiting applicants who:

(1) are enthusiastic to learning, evaluating, and applying AI in library and information environments;

(2) are committed to learning web coding and statistics fundamentals during the Pre-Institute Onboarding Program;

(3) are committed to participating in the online Pre-Institute Onboarding Program (10-15 hours contact time over three months) and post-Institute activities (e.g., project presentations and implementation); and

(4) can attend the 2021 IDEA Institute in Knoxville, Tennessee, for one week.

IDEA Fellows will be chosen through a competitive selection process.

The first Virtual Information Session was held on January 12, 2021. The recording can be accessed here.

To apply, fill out the Application Form directly or go to the Institute’s website and select APPLY.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 9. Fellows accepted to the Institute will be notified in mid-April 2021.

For more information, please check the website or contact Dania Bilal (dania@utk.edu).

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(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Health Science Librarians of Illinois member Eleanor Truex, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Library, is a 2021 recipient of the Medical Library Association’s Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant. According to MLA’s website, the purpose of the grant is “to provide support for research, development, or demonstration projects that will help to promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences”. More information on criteria to receive the grant is available here.

Truex is one of nine members of MLA’s Hospital Library Caucus to receive an MLA award this year, and the only one from Illinois. One other member of the Caucus received the Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant.

Congratulations!

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

(via ACRL)

The American Library Association is currently accepting applications for Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, a grant initiative that will distribute nearly $2 million to libraries. All library types are eligible, and college, university and community college libraries are especially encouraged to apply.

Participating libraries will receive training in how to lead conversations, a skill vital to 21st-century librarianship. Library workers will complete a free ALA e-course on basic facilitation skills; host at least one conversation with community members on a chosen topic; and receive $3,000 to support community engagement efforts on your campus or in your larger community. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, including staff time and collections and technology purchases.

For more information, and to apply, please go here. The deadline is Thursday, March 4.

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

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here. The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

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

(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Registration is now open for the RDAP (Research Data Access & Preservation Association) 2021 virtual summit! This year’s theme is “Radical Change and Data”, and the event will take place March 10-12 (Wednesday-Friday), on Zoom. Registration for the summit is $30, and additional workshops are $10

We are also offering scholarships to attend the Summit and applications are open now. More information about scholarships is included below and is also on the website. The full summit schedule will be posted on the website soon, but a general outline of events is available here.

Scholarships

Through a joint effort from the Sponsorship and Conference Action Committees, scholarships are available to cover registration for the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2021. Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the Summit and compose a blog post about their conference experience to be posted on the RDAP website. Scholarship winners are also strongly encouraged to write up their RDAP conference experience as a commentary for the JeSLIB RDAP 2021 Special Issue.

Please submit your application by Friday, February 19, through the online scholarship application form. The application should include a personal statement no longer than 1600 characters (roughly 250 words) describing a bit about yourself and how attending the Summit will inform your scholarship or practice. Contact Tess Grynoch, at tess.grynoch@umassmed.edu, if you have any questions. Winners will be notified by February 24.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Conference (Thursday-Friday, April 15-16) and the Reaching Forward South Conference (Friday, May 7) are joining forces to bring their 2021 virtual conferences to all Illinois libraries! The combined conference, Reaching Forward Illinois, will allow registrants to attend both conferences for one fee. Recordings of the sessions will be available to registrants through August.

For more information, including the schedules, and to register, please go here. The registration fee is $50, which includes both conferences. When registering, individuals will need to login to their ILA account. If you are registering someone other than yourself or you need to register a group, please e-mail ila@ila.org for assistance.

Reaching Forward Awards

The Reaching Forward Committee is accepting nominations for the Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant and the Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff. Both awards will be presented at the Reaching Forward Conference.

Additional information about the awards is below. If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

The Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant recognizes the contributions of a support staff member to the library community and the role of support staff in libraries. The recipient will receive free registration to the Reaching Forward Illinois Conference and a framed certificate.

The Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff encourages ILA membership and support staff attendance at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. The recipient will receive a one-year ILA membership and full registration for the ILA Annual Conference and a framed certificate.

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

(via Abbie Basile, Old Dominion University)

The ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group‘s Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group seeks nominations for our inaugural annual Notable Works List. Our goal is to recognize and showcase excellent professional contributions that inform the work of library colleagues who support graduate students.  Submissions can include projects and publications by library workers or by researchers in related fields who shed light on important elements of serving graduate students.

Categories of work to be considered include the following.

  • journal articles/conference proceedings
  • websites
  • blog posts
  • library resources/research guides
  • digital learning objects/tutorials/instruction videos
  • conference program/presentation/panel
  • media/multimedia/video
  • game/software
  • other

Please nominate work here. You are encouraged to submit both your own work and that of colleagues. We are especially interested in projects that meet the criteria in our rubric.

The submissions deadline is Friday, March 5. Please direct any questions to Abbie Basile (abasile@odu.edu), Geoff Johnson (geoff.johnson@ucdenver.edu), or Mark Lenker (mark.lenker@unlv.edu).

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