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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dr. Raymond Pun, Hoover Institution)

The ALA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2022 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect (two candidates), Treasurer (two candidates), and Councilor-at-Large (51 candidates).

Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; and e-mail address. Self-nominations are encouraged. All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form found here. The Nominating Committee may ask for additional information about an individual’s candidacy for a leadership position.

You will be asked to create an account to access the form. Nominations and forms must be received no later than Thursday July 1, 2021.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the Nominating Committee for the 2022 ALA Election. Committee members are listed below. (The list includes UIUC’s George Gottschalk.)

  • Madeline Peña, Chair / Past REFORMA President, Senior Librarian Digital Content Team, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA / mpena@lapl.org
  • Kathy Carroll, Member / AASL President, Media Specialist, Westwood High School, Columbia, SC / kacarroll@richland2.org
  • Tyler Dzuba, Member / Core Board Member, VP, Learning & Development, DeEtta Jones & Associates, Rochester, NY / tdzuba@gmail.com
  • George Gottschalk, Member / Past AILA President, Director of Acquisitions, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL / gotts@illinois.edu
  • Janice Greenberg, Member / Senior Librarian, Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey City, NJ / morjan1027@gmail.com
  • Kirby McCurtis, Member / ALSC President, Interim Director of Outreach and Programming, Multnomah County Library / Portland, OR / kirbyalsc@gmail.com
  • Ray Pun, Member / APALA Vice President, Education and Outreach Manager, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Palo Alto, CA / raypun101@gmail.com
  • Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Member / President, BCALA, Associate Director, School Support, The New York Public Library, New York, NY / shaunteeburns@nypl.org
  • Paula Singer, Member / Vice President, Segal Consulting Group, Baltimore, MD / psinger@segalco.com

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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(via Nicole Lewis, University of Utah)

Have you ever wanted to lead a conversation with colleagues from near and far about professional development topics, without leaving the comfort of your home or office (or home office)? You can do this by hosting a Core e-Forum! Are you a librarian required to present or otherwise disseminate your expertise to the library community for promotion/tenure consideration? Depending on your institution’s criteria, you can do so by hosting a Core e-Forum.

These two-day, moderated, electronic discussion forums provide an opportunity to discuss matters of interest on a Core e-mail list. Free of charge, e-Forums occur approximately once a month and are available to anyone who wishes to subscribe.

We are currently seeking discussion leaders (moderators/hosts) for e-Forums starting in August 2021 and beyond. Moderators develop questions, lead the discussion and provide daily summaries. When concluded, moderators prepare an overall summary for the list as well as Core News.

Check out the E-Forum website for examples. Potential topics of interest include those related to any of the Core sections. Examples are below.

  • removing bias from library catalogs and/or collections
  • emerging technology and concepts most important to library personnel
  • equitable textbook access/Course reserve management
  • media accessibility
  • tech lending
  • navigating changes in professional interests
  • collection development trends in an “e-world”
  • assistance for librarians from developing countries
  • library operations post-pandemic
  • other — your choice!

If you are interested in hosting an e-Forum or have any questions, please contact core-eforum+help@groups.io.

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(via Jessica McClean, Texas State University)

Please save the date for July 29-30 (Thursday-Friday) for the virtual STEM Librarians South conference, hosted by the Texas State University Libraries. Registration is forthcoming, but attendance will be free and open to everyone.

If you haven’t already, please consider submitting a proposal for this year’s conference. We are soliciting proposals for any topic relating to STEM librarianship.

Sessions will take either of the following formats.

  • 7-minute lightning talks, and
  • 25-minute presentations

The submission deadline is Friday, May 28. To submit a proposal, go here.

STEM Librarians South started in 2011 as the Texas STEM Librarians Conference. While we’ve attracted national and international colleagues, we have remained a small, regional conference. This 2021 online opportunity allows us to share our work with a wider audience of STEM Library colleagues, and we look forward to learning from, and with, you.

For more information on this year’s meeting, please visit the conference website.

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(via Cecilia Smith, University of Chicago)

The ACRL DSS (Digital Scholarship Section) Numeric & Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group is seeking speakers for a panel on data literacy for our 2021 ALA activity, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. This one-hour virtual panel aims to bring together library professionals from a variety of institution types and career stages to discuss the various aspects of data literacy. We encourage submissions from all backgrounds and levels of experience, whether you are a data services veteran or newly interested in incorporating data literacy concepts into your work.

Talks will be 7-10 minutes long depending on the final number of panelists. Time will be allocated at the end of the session for Q & A.

Examples of potential topics include the following.

  • data literacy instruction
  • data literacy outreach and engagement
  • data literacy training for library staff
  • data literacy among the disciplines
  • geospatial data literacy
  • data literacy in the digital humanities
  • data literacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • feminist data literacy
  • data literacy and civic engagement
  • data visualization and infographics
  • data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation
  • finding and using data
  • data ethics
  • critical data literacy

Panelists should be prepared to engage in anti-oppressive behavior during the session, as articulated in the DSS Community Agreement.

Submit a Proposal

Complete proposals must include a title, full abstract (fewer than 300 words), and information for each speaker, including name, title, institution, brief bio, and email address. Registration is free. Please complete the proposal form by Monday, May 24.

Direct any questions to asklar@ucsd.edu.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

You are invited to submit a proposal for possible inclusion in a necessary and exciting book focused on the best academic library practices, programs, and services that support Hispanic students, Supporting Your Hispanic Students in Academic Libraries (working title). Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) are federally designated colleges and universities with over 25% of their undergraduate full-time students identifying as Hispanic. As of 2017, there were over 500 such institutions.

But this is only part of the picture, as there are many more institutions of higher education with large Latinx populations that do not have this designation including community colleges, research-centered institutions, trade colleges, tribal colleges. As this vital group of college students grows, our book seeks to bring attention to the important and exciting work being done in the libraries of these institutions and to serve as a guide for library staff who are searching for new programs and fresh ways of reaching their Hispanic students.

The book is slated to be published through Library Juice press in May of 2022 and will be part of its Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS. To view the full call for proposals, please click here. The deadline is Monday, May 31.

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(via Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University)

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is a virtual symposium to discuss strategies for supporting library patrons and library workers who are veteran or military-affiliated. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-12-19-0114). The Forum is scheduled for Monday, September 13, through Friday September 24.

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is intended to move forward the conversation about veteran and military-affiliated patrons in libraries. Engagement with veteran and military communities could look like targeted programs or services, or it could look like collections, spaces, or policies aimed at making libraries friendlier to veteran and military-affiliated patrons. Or it could be something else entirely!

We are currently seeking proposals for presentations at the Forum. We want to hear what you’re doing and how you could share your experience serving this sector of your library’s community. We also want to extend a specific invitation to library workers from traditionally underrepresented groups and those who work with underrepresented groups within the veteran and military communities to submit proposals.

To submit a proposal, please go here. The call for proposals will close at 11:59 CDT on Wednesday, May 26, and selected proposals will be notified in June, 2021. For more information about the Libraries and Veterans National Forum, please visit our website. Direct any questions to Sarah LeMire, at slemire@tamu.edu.

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(via Sarah Edwards Obenauf, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)

The New Mexico Library Association is hosting its Annual Conference in October 2021 in a hybrid format. Presenters do not need to be members of NMLA to present. More information on the Conference and submitting a proposal is below.

The Conference theme is “Libraries for All”. Inclusion, equity, and access are ideals found in everything we do as librarians. Come share just one way that your library does it right!

This year’s Conference will be presented as a hybrid from October 20 to 22 (Wednesday-Friday). We will have both virtual and in-person presentations.

Please submit your program proposals using this link. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Thursday, July 1. If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Osterloh, Program Chair, at cassandra.osterloh@state.nm.us or cassandra.osterloh@yahoo.com.

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(via Lauren Carlton, ACRL, on behalf of the ALA Working Group to Finalize and Implement ALA’s Online Code of Conduct)

I’m writing on behalf of the Working Group to Finalize and Implement ALA’s Online Code of Conduct. This standardized Online Code of Conduct will apply to ALA Connect, blogs and websites, social media, and other channels across ALA. This Code of Conduct will replace any existing codes/guidelines we use for our online channels in ACRL.

The goal of this new Code of Conduct is to address incidents in a consistent and transparent manner, replacing the many existing codes and practices currently in place across the association. The Working Group has built the draft for the new Code of Conduct using existing sources within ALA (such as the Spectrum Scholars Guidelines) as well as examples from other groups (including Tor Project, Mozilla, and Geek Feminism). The Group now wants to collect community input in order to clarify and strengthen the Code before finalizing their draft.

Please give feedback in this Google Doc no later than Friday, May 21. Comments may be posted anonymously (if you’re not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you’re signed into a Google account).

The Working Group invites input from any library workers or users of ALA’s online spaces. The group will use this feedback to finalize the new Code of Conduct prior to the ALA Annual Conference, where it expects to be replaced by a standing committee to oversee and implement the Code going forward.

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(via Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona)

The publication C&RL (College & Research Libraries) is seeking proposals for a special issue on library instruction and the one-shot. This guest editorial provided context surrounding these conversations, and this special issue will offer a platform to continue the discussion. Agreement, disagreement, and anything in between are welcomed and encouraged.

Goals of this issue include to advance understanding of the pedagogy of one-shots, our relationships with campus, instruction program structures, impact on EDI, and libraries’ own internal functioning. The hope for this issue is to get a variety of perspectives.

Proposal submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics.

  • how one-shots help or hinder our campus-wide instruction efforts
  • how pedagogy is affected by one-shot models, with focus on learning models, educational theory, or critical pedagogy
  • burnout, turnover, and low morale of instruction librarians engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • burnout, turnover, and low morale related to tenure and retention for BIPOC librarians and others from marginalized groups engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • one-shots as white supremacy or faux-neutrality
  • the effects of expectations for positivist teaching approaches in one-shots that erase or leave out other ways of knowing (such as Indigenous research practices)
  • how one-shots fit into relational and care work-based instruction programs
  • one-shots’ impact on instruction as feminized labor
  • other labor-related or critical models that speak to the impact of one-shots
  • assessment, measurement, and analytics in terms of the one-shot
  • dreaming and imagination: where do we go, what is ideal? (Submissions in this category can be less formal, and creative or exploratory.)

Approaches to exploring these topics can take multiple approaches, such as theoretical, practical, qualitative, quantitative, philosophical, and other ways of knowing. Manuscripts (~3,000-6,000 words) will go through a peer-review process. C&RL uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. See more on author guidelines here.

Proposals should include the following information.

  • author name(s), contact information, and affiliation
  • tentative title or focus
  • a proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words

Submit proposals through this form by Thursday, July 1. Contact the guest editor, Nicole Pagowsky, with any questions, at nfp@arizona.edu. Also, please contact her if you have expertise in any of these areas and would like to be a peer-reviewer for this special issue, regardless of if you submit a proposal or not.

Please be sure to read the guest editorial that introduces the topic and CFP, and discusses the topic more in depth before submitting. The title of the article is “The Contested One-Shot: Deconstructing Power Structures to Imagine New Futures”. Click here to access it.

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