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(via Pat Thibodeau–Program Director at NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) seek applicants for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is now Friday, June 24.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.

Eligibility

Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The Program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations”, in addition to nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information: Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, at plthibodeau@gmail.com, or(919) 619-6906.

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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The polls for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing have closed, and the votes are counted. Congratulations to Jung Mi Scoulas, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago, who received the highest number of votes, for the article “Student Voice in Administrative Decision-making: Inclusive Planning during the Pandemic” in Journal of Library Administration (co-written with Elena Carrillo & Linda Naru, University of Illinois Chicago). The second-place winner is Amelia Brunskill, University of Illinois Chicago, whose article “‘Without that Detail, I’m not Coming’: The Perspectives of Students with Disabilities on Accessibility Information Provided on Academic Library Websites” appears in College & Research Libraries. Gwen Gregory of Northern Illinois University, finished third, with the book chapter, “Retreating to Advance Together: Communicating through Internal and External Retreats”, published in Edwards & Mackenzie’s Telling the Technical Services Story.

Thank you to the other four entrants. They are Tina Griffin from University of Illinois Chicago (“Centering Graduate Students’ Research Projects in Data Management Education: A Pilot Program”);  Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner from Governors State University (“Impact of Academic Libraries on Grade Point Average (GPA): A Review, Performance Measurement and Metrics”); Lisa Wallis from Northeastern Illinois University (“The Impact of COVID-19 on the Use of Academic Library Resources, Information Technology and Libraries”); and Bradley J. Wiles from Northern Illinois University (“Re-thinking Information Ethics: Truth, Conspiracy Theories, and Librarians in the COVID-19 Era”).

The three winners will present on their articles either at future meetings of the IACRL Journal Club or in a separate webinar. Please watch the IACRL listserv, website, and social-media pages for more details.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s contest.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Purpose

Society faces significant information challenges today, ranging from misinformation campaigns designed to confuse and disempower, to a lack of access to credible information that can have life-altering, disproportionate effects on different communities. Information Literacy researchers can make a positive difference in addressing these unwieldy challenges. With generous funding from Bob and Judy Brady, the Institute for Information Literacy at Purdue (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) invites applications for a two-year research funding program. The Institute will fund research projects that examine complex information challenges within select contexts and aim to develop or enhance information literacy models that enable people to successfully navigate and contribute to today’s information environment.

Program Description

Program priorities

The Institute will support and share innovative, community- or context-specific information literacy research (i.e. healthcare, social media, publishing). As information literacy is interdisciplinary by nature, projects that demonstrate a substantive collaboration between research from different fields (such as psychology or political science and information studies) will be prioritized for funding.

Information Literacy research and practice largely focuses on students in educational settings. The Institute seeks to expand knowledge around information literacy within a range of settings; therefore, priority will be given to projects that focus on effective information practices applied in a range of contexts and communities.

Who can apply?

The Institute will award five $4,000, two-year research grants to information literacy researchers, including current students or post-docs. Applications will be reviewed July-August, 2022. Funding will be awarded in September, 2022.

Program parameters and expectations 

Projects should aim to inform the development or enhancement of an information literacy model or technique that supports individuals, communities, or organizations in using information wisely. Funded researchers will have the opportunity to engage in scholarly dialog with other funded researchers during the funding period. The research group can share ideas and methods for advancing information literacy research, share their progress on their research, and receive feedback and advice from one another. In October 2022, the Institute will host a symposium at which the researchers may share their research-in-progress to a broader audience, and outline the new models or techniques developed from the research.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a written application for their proposed project consisting of the following.

  • a 2-3 page proposal completed with all elements of the supplied proposal template. These elements include: title, team members (including their expertise in subjects relevant to the proposed project), budget information, a statement of benefits for stakeholders, alignment with Institute research grant priorities, expected budget and justification, and references cited
  • a 2-page CV for each project team member

Successful proposals will clearly define the need to examine the particular information challenge in the proposed context and how they aim to carry out the research using an Institute grant. For full details, please go here.

Submit your proposal using the template by e-mailing InstituteIL@purdue.edu no later than Friday, July 15.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

This is a reminder that the final deadline to nominate someone for a 2022 award is Friday, May 27. We urge you to visit here, view the list of awards, and nominate someone today! If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

Especially relevant to academic and research librarians is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Presented by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and Library Juice Academy, the Award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. For more information, including criteria, please go here.

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(via Rikke Ogawa–University of California, Los Angeles)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.

Sign up for information sessions where you can learn more about the Program, hear about experiences from prior Fellows and Mentors, and ask questions. Register for Zoom sessions on Wednesday, May 25 (1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT) or Wednesday, June 8 (1:00-2:00 PM CDT) here.

 Eligibility

Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The Program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations” as well as nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information:  Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com, (919) 619-6906.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee has extended the deadline for this year’s award nominations to Friday, May 27. We urge you to visit here, view the list of awards, and nominate someone today! If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

Especially relevant to academic and research librarians is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Presented by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and Library Juice Academy, the Award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. For more information, including criteria, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee is still accepting nominations for ILA awards. The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. Nominating someone allows you to recognize a colleague who goes above and beyond in their responsibilities while also serving as a role model for the library community.

To see a list of the available awards, go here. Please take a moment to review each award; think about whom you know that meets the criteria for one award, a few, or all; and submit a nomination.

If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact the ILA Office, at ila@ila.org. The deadline for all award nominations is Sunday, May 15.

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

(via ACRL)

Stacey Shah, a professor and Distance Learning Librarian at Elgin Community College, is the ACRL Member of the Week for April 25 – May 1. Below, she shares her thoughts on how she has benefited from membership in ACRL and what her most significant contributions to the Elgin Community College campus are.

What do you value about ACRL? 

As a long-time member, I appreciate the resources and learning opportunities ACRL has provided to keep me up-to-date with trends and changes in the field. I also deeply value the networking opportunities and connections I’ve made with other librarians.

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

I am very fortunate that my role as a Distance Learning Librarian allows me to contribute to my campus in multiple ways. I teach, coordinate an Embedded Librarian program, help create and maintain our information literacy learning objects and resources, and serve on many institutional committees that strive to create a more equitable and inclusive campus for our students. I really enjoy working with so many different individuals from all areas of the college.

To read the full interview, please go here.

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(via Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University)

Booth Library was awarded $18,000 from the National Library of Medicine to implement a health literacy program in the Southeastern region of Illinois. With the award funding, Booth Library partnered with the EIU Department of Public Health and Health Communication program to create a virtual training module including videos and resources on various health literacy topics. Content was based on the needs of local public libraries and community organizations.

The grant program was led by Stacey Knight-Davis, Booth Library health and nursing librarian; Dr. Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, Department of Public Health and Nutrition; Dr. Beth Gill, School of Communication and Journalism; and Kim Ross and Carrie Wennerdahl, digital health literacy coordinators.

A library guide about digital health literacy was created as a result of this program. It can be accessed here.

This program was funded by Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, whose mission is to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. This work was supported by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement number UG4LM013729 with the University of Iowa. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.​

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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

Voting is now open for the 2022 IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on one. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all employees of Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

Find the citations, links, and ballot on the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing page. After reading the articles, vote for ONE of the entries. Please vote just once.

The deadline to vote is Saturday, April 30. IACRL will announce the winners in May. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

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