HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Archive for the ‘Calls and Requests’ Category

Reminder: IACRL and ILA Elections Run from April 1 to 30

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Biographical statements for candidates for the ILA Board are available here in advance of the voting period. Polls open on Wednesday, April 1, and close on Friday, April 30. All personal members of the association are eligible to vote. Paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one.

Your personal membership must be current and active as of March 31, 2020, to receive a ballot. E-mail ila@ila.org if you are not sure about the status of your membership, or if you have any additional questions.


The IACRL Nominating Committee has announced the 2020 candidates for election to the IACRL Board. Biographical statements are available hereThe polls will open electronically Wednesday, April 1, and close Friday, April 30. Please note: You must be a personal member of ILA, including belonging to IACRL, in order to vote. Be sure your membership is current no later than March 31. E-mail ila@ila.org​ if you are not sure about the status of your membership, or if you have any additional questions.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Tracy Ruppman, Loyola University Chicago)

Help us recognize recognize outstanding contributions in defending intellectual freedom or the advancement of these principles as espoused and promulgated by both the Illinois Library Association and the American Library Association by nominating an individual or a group. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 15.

More information about the Intellectual Freedom Award can be found here.

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

(via Kayleen Jones, University of Minnesota Duluth)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic currently affecting the world, we will not be holding the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium in June 2020. We are postponing this event until next year, June 2021, and we look forward to exploring our theme of Mapping Our Identity then. Stay safe and healthy in the meantime!

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services will host “Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collection” on Monday, March 30, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The free webinar will give an overview of the CDC’s guidance for community settings and environmental disinfection, and a discussion of how libraries, archives, and museums can help mitigate COVID-19 when working with paper-based, circulating, and other types of collections.

Registration is required. Please go here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Kristen Garlock, ITHAKA)

We’d like to invite you to a free webinar on Thursday, March 26, that focuses on leveraging students’ life skills for teaching information literacy. We are sensitive to the disruptions we are all experiencing from the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, but considering the great interest this webinar has received, we have decided to continue with it as originally scheduled. Please feel free to register even if you can’t attend the live session, the webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants.

“Flip the Deficit Script!: How to Build Strengths-Based Information Literacy Instruction and Programs”

Thursday, March 26 (12:30-1:30 PM CDT)

Register here.

We have an exciting group of scholar-librarians addressing this question: What if we made students’ life-research experiences the focus of curriculum design for information literacy?

Panelists: Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, Head of Research & Instruction Services at Virginia Military Institute. Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University, PA. Emily Cox, Collections and Research Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Digital Media at NC State University.

The panel will discuss strengths-based strategies they’ve developed and integrated into their learning environments. They’ll also present their findings about teaching research skills to students and the connections between students’ real world information-seeking experiences and academic research.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme — “Many Libraries, One State — We Are ILA” — focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.

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

(via Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, University of South Carolina Lancaster)

I’ve created an informal survey to document if and how library responses to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are intersecting with ongoing Low-Morale Experiences (repeated and protracted exposure to workplace abuse or neglect – Kendrick, 2017). The survey is open to librarians and archivists working in all kinds of libraries who perceive they have been experiencing low morale before the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access the survey, please go here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Kristina Edwards, University of Connecticut)

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the 2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference has been CANCELED.

Please join us on June 11, 2021 at Manchester Community College for Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Friday, June 12, 2020 Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

Digital Divide is a term that refers to the gap between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. The Digital Divide is a social challenge that has an impact on the culture in every region. Join us for a full exploration of Digital Divide 3.0, its impact on sustainability and retention, and its applications in Information Literacy Instruction.

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

(via Kimberly Boyd, Brenau University)

Due to library closures, the Carterette Series Webinar “The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries”, currently scheduled for  Wednesday, March 25, will be postponed until further notice. Thank you so much to everyone who has registered for this presentation. We will contact you once the webinar has been rescheduled.  Everyone stay safe and healthy!
Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Christine Peterson, Amigos Library Services)

Registration for our Thursday (Amigos) session is full. We now have a repeat session opened for registration on Friday, March 20, at 11:00 AM CDT. Register here. A description of the webinar is below.

“Know and Go: Don’t Stand So Close to Me – Strategies you need right now to respond to COVID-19 in your face-to-face and remote work spaces”

“Should we really cancel this event we’ve spent months planning?” “How do I protect my staff?” While much of the concern about COVID-19 is focused on end consumers of services and goods, it’s time to take a serious look at your most valuable assets – the service providers.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »