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(via Samuel Boss, University of Connecticut)

The call for proposals is now open for the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Winter Program: Virtual Instruction Workshop & Swap. The event will take place on Monday, December 7, from 8:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. More information is below.

This year, the NELIG Winter Instruction Workshop & Swap will provide an opportunity for you to either “workshop” a new lesson or activity with your peers or to share a lesson you have already taught. Librarians from outside of New England are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Each presenter will teach a lesson or lead an activity they would deliver to a class. Note that you do not need to have taught this lesson in a class; however, the lesson should be complete. Sessions will run for one hour, with time included for constructive criticism and positive feedback.

Presentations cover: 1) Background information 2) Lesson planning 3) Learning outcomes 4) Assessment plans. Attendees will act as students in a class and will also provide feedback to the presenters.

To submit a proposal, complete the form by Tuesday, November 23. Acceptance notifications will be sent on Monday, November 30. E-mail Jenny and Sarah at acrlnelig@gmail.com<mailto:acrlnelig@gmail.com> with questions

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(via Kim Tipton, McHenry County College)

The following survey will inform an article being written for the March, 2021, issue of the ILA Reporter. The article topic is “developing a professional-reflection practice”.

Do you currently have a professional-reflection practice? We’d love to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to answer this survey. We are seeking examples from all types, sizes, and locations of libraries across the state. Examples from outside of the Chicago area, including central and southern Illinois, are especially welcome.

Your participation is voluntary, and there are no foreseeable risks to participation in this survey. All responses are greatly appreciated by the authors and will be used for research purposes only. Please respond by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Questions? Please contact the authors, at kim.tipton19@gmail.com and cher.watson@gmail.com.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Forum is accepting program proposals for the 2021 conference. We want to hear how you and your libraries responded pandemic. What has worked? How did you adapt to challenges and alter your plans when needed? How did you transition to virtual programming? What new and innovative projects and procedures have you implemented? How are you looking to the future of libraries? Where do we go from here? We’ve all learned a lot this year and we want you to share your challenges and successes.

All programs slots are 60 minutes. Programming is organized by tracks. Additional information is available on the ILA website.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, November 20, at 11:59 PM. To submit an abstract, please go here. If you have any questions about how to submit a program proposal, view the conference proposal submission information page on the ILA website. If you have any questions regarding Reaching Forward 2021, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage and OCLC Global Council Delegate for the Americas Regional Council (ARC))

Dear Colleagues,

Libraries can bring unique strengths and collective muscle to global sustainability challenges. To inspire more conversations, expanded engagement, and action that leads to impact, OCLC Global Council has set its FY21 area of focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More information on the SDGs is available here.

In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This UN Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals-all supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) through its International Advocacy Programme.

To build on this momentum, Global Council will support all 17 SDGs, with emphasis on the five that explore.

  • Quality education (SDG #4)
  • Decent work and economic growth (SDG #8)
  • Reduced inequalities (SDG #10)
  • Peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG #16)
  • Partnerships for the goals (SDG #17)

OCLC Research and Global Council have partnered to develop a “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” survey based on questions and ideas from Global Council delegates, and now your input is needed to provide more comprehensive global insight. This survey is a key part of original research that will culminate in a final report that OCLC will publish in June 2021.

Please share your perspectives via the survey, which is open through Sunday, January 31, 2021, to all libraries, regardless of type, size, or location.

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(via Betsy Sterner, Governors State University, on behalf of Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College)

Please save the date for the next College Science Librarians’ Discussion Group on Thursday, December 3, at 1:00 PM CDT.

If you are a science or technology librarian in a small or medium size library, or interested in chatting about current issues in librarianship, we invite you to join us on December 3rd. Our theme this time will be around issues and solutions in the time of COVID-19. Join us to hear what is happening with colleagues from around the United States and Canada, and share what your situation looks like and what innovations have been successful in your library.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link to the event.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2020? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2020” article in the March 2021 issue. Submissions should include:

  • At least one high-resolution image of the exterior
  • At least one high-resolution image of the interior
  • Name of the architect or architectural firm
  • Type of project; either “Renovation/expansion” or “New building”
  • Total cost
  • Service population
  • Name of the library director
  • 2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website archive page (please see the March 2020 or February 2019 issue). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Executive Director Diane Foote, at dfoote@ila.org (subject line “ILA Reporter Library Buildings 2020 Submission”). We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via Nancy Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Increase the visibility of your organization’s contributions to health information research and evidence-based practice! The Medical Library Association is seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, November 13.

The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by Friday, November 13.  Self-nominations are encouraged. You will find the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.

MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award Jury

Amy Studer, Chair, University of California Davis

Brian Conn, Veterans Affairs

Nancy M Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences

Traci Jean Mays, Florida Gulf Coast University

Chelsea Misquith, Indiana University School of Medicine

John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate

 

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of ACRL)

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner?

The Association of College & Research Libraries is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award.

Nominations and supporting documents must be submitted via the online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 4, 2020, to receive full consideration. For more information about the criteria and nomination process, please go here. Direct any questions to the ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis, at collis@ala.org, or the committee chair, Dennis Clark, at dennistclark@gmail.com.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of CARLI)

Attention reference and instruction librarian staff! The CARLI Counts Technical Services team is investigating how you perceive the value of enhanced cataloging upon the process of identifying resources for a student and they need your input. Please take about 10 minutes of your time to fill out their survey, “Perceived Value of Cataloging in Identifying Resources for Students”. This team of librarians is part of the second cohort of CARLI Counts, a three-year project funded by an IMLS grant that prepares academic librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of student success.

You are being invited to participate in a survey research study. Your participation is voluntary which means you can choose whether you want to participate. You may withdraw at any time without penalty.

Project Title: Perceived Value of Cataloging in Identifying Resources for Students

Principal Investigator: Tammie Busch – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Co-Investigators: Mary Konkel – College of Dupage, Susan Howell – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Mingyan Li – University of Illinois at Chicago, Ross Taft – Illinois State Library, Cathy Mayer – Lake Forest College, Dennis Krieb – Lewis & Clark Community College

The purpose of this survey is to assist a team of technical services librarians in investigating how reference and instruction librarians and staff perceive the value of enhanced cataloging upon the process of identifying resources for a student. This team of librarians is part of the second cohort of CARLI Counts, a three-year project funded by an IMLS grant that prepares academic librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of student success. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Potential Risks: It is expected that participation in this study will provide you with no more than minimal risk or discomfort which means that you should not experience it as any more troubling than your normal daily life. While there are no direct benefits to participating, your response will help us to better understand the research topic.

Potential Benefits: The survey results will help librarians and staff with cataloging responsibilities better understand what bibliographic information is most helpful to reference and instruction librarians and staff in locating resources for students. The study results will also help librarians and staff with cataloging duties learn what bibliographic information they should prioritize when cataloging resources.

Confidentiality: CARLI Counts will not be collecting any personal information for the study. All responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential. Your name or identity will not be linked in any way to the research data. If you have any questions about your rights or any other concerns, you may contact the SIUE Institutional Review Board, at (618) 650-3010 or irbtraining@siue.edu.

Survey: Please click here.

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(via Monique Clark, Northern Virginia Community College)

The inaugural Conference on Academic Library Management, or CALM, taking place the week of March 15, 2021, invites proposals for virtual presentations that inform and inspire the practice and application of management in academic libraries. This conference is geared towards current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those who aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered management practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces.

We invite either 60-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks on all topics related to library management, including but not limited to encompassing tips and advice, practical application, research, and learning from failures, in any area, especially the following ones.

  • budget/fiscal planning and expenditures
  • hiring practices and policies
  • crisis and emergency management
  • communication and transparency
  • advocacy and relationship building
  • time management and work life balance
  • anti-racist management practices and policies
  • supervision, evaluation, and other personnel topics
  • organizational climate and culture, retention, and growth
  • career planning, professional development, and mentoring
  • management without authority and managing up and side-ways
  • decision-making
  • diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • team building and team cultivation
  • motivation and empowerment

Proposal and Conference Timeline

  • Proposals due: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: Week of January 15, 2021
  • Conference: Week of March 15, 2021

Proposals can be submitted using this Google form. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail CALMConf@gmail.com.

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