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(via Dr. Shannon Oltmann, University of Kentucky)

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy announces a special call for papers focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries, and privacy concerns.

With this special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy, we seek contributions that explore issues of privacy in various types of libraries, stemming from new and modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic and, especially, the privacy implications for future library work.

Suggested topics include the following.

  • protecting patron privacy in the virtual setting
  • the library’s role in educating about digital privacy
  • contact-tracing and patron privacy
  • library employee privacy
  • how to evaluate library technology for privacy and security risks
  • exposed problems with existing services
  • patron privacy and online learning
  • equality of access during the pandemic
  • freedom of speech versus misinformation in the context of COVID-19

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy publishes two kinds of articles.

Features: Original research articles submitted for peer review. Submissions should be 4,000-8,000 words (references included), formatted in Chicago Style (author-date), and anonymized for double-blind peer review.

Commentaries: Shorter essays, think pieces, or general commentary on topical issues, controversies and emerging questions for the field. Commentaries are typically 500-1000 words (references included) and formatted in Chicago Style (author-date). Commentaries will be reviewed by the editorial staff.

Submission details:

  • Submissions due: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Deadline for decisions: March 05, 2022
  • Publication of special issue: Spring 2022

To submit, follow Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy guidelines, using the “SUBMISSIONS” button at the top right of the home page. Please note “SPECIAL ISSUE SUBMISSION: COVID-19” in the “comments to the editor” section during submission. Questions should be addressed to the editor, Dr. Shannon M. Oltmann, at shannon.oltmann@uky.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Diversity Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for the 2021-2022 ALA Spectrum Scholars/ILA Sylvia Murphy Williams Awardees. Volunteers should be members of ILA and experienced library professionals. Volunteers must commit to mentoring for six months and provide monthly status updates to Sophie Kenney, the Diversity Committee Mentorship Liaison.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out the interest form by Friday, September 24, 2021. Please direct any questions to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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

(via Sara Scheib, University of Iowa)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Open Research Discussion Group is inviting proposals for virtual presentations. Possible formats might include either lightning talks (10-15 minutes), full session talks (30-45 minutes), or panel discussions (45-60 minutes. You do not need to be a DSS member in order to present, so please share this opportunity widely. We would love to feature your open research-related work and ideas!

Possible topics might include (but aren’t limited to) the following.

  • COVID-19 and open research
  • Open research projects or programs related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Open tools and workflows
  • Examples of open science and open scholarship projects
  • Incorporating open research into teaching and the curriculum
  • Ethical questions around open research
  • Funding for open projects and initiatives
  • Developing open-focused library services
  • Staffing models to support open research
  • Open research and reproducibility
  • Open peer review
  • And more!

Please submit your proposal by Friday, October 1, via our submission form for initial consideration.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

RAILS will rely heavily on member input as we develop our new strategic plan, and member contributions will greatly influence our final product. To hear from as many members as possible, we will hold two rounds of virtual town halls via Zoom in October and November, with four different times available to participate in each round. Please choose only one session from each round to attend. Each town hall will be two hours long and will include plenty of time to engage with your library colleagues to help shape the future direction of RAILS.

All staff from all types and sizes of libraries are encouraged to attend a town hall. Each session is limited to 100 attendees. Please come prepared to share your ideas and feedback! For more information, including town hall dates, times, and registration information, go here. If you have questions, contact Monica Harris, at monica.harris@railslibraries.info.

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Call for Submissions: New ILA Voices Blog

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog, ILA VoicesILA Voices was created in response to what ILA perceived to be a need for a thoughtful outlet for the Illinois library community’s thoughts and opinions.

We’d like to thank Kate Hall, Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library and the 2021 ILA Librarian of the Year Award recipient, for contributing our first blog post.

We ask that submissions connect content to the 2019-2022 ILA strategic plan, as well as the ILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. As an organization that believes in free expression and speech, we encourage candid commentary; however, ILA reserves the right to reject or edit submissions that are deemed inaccurate or derogatory, have previously been covered in the blog, or contain promotional content.

ILA Voices submissions should be sent to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org. Please contact Tamara Jenkins if you would like to discuss a topic before submitting it.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Abstract submissions are officially open! The 2022 National Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts for immersion sessions, papers, posters, and lightning talks. There will be two rounds for submissions:

  • Round 1: Contributed papers and immersion sessions (Wednesday, August 18 – Wednesday, October 13, 2021)
  • Round 2: Posters and lightning talks (Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Wednesday, January 26, 2022)

Acceptance notices for papers and immersion sessions will be sent on December 6. Abstracts that are not accepted in Round 1 can be resubmitted for poster and lightning talks in Round 2. Acceptance notices for posters and lightning talks will be sent on February 21, 2022.

To submit an abstract, go here. If you do not have an MLA account, you will need to create one first.

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract will be categorized into one of seven MLA Areas of Practice:

  • Clinical Support
  • Education
  • Global Health & Health Equity
  • Information Management
  • Information Services
  • Innovation & Research Practice
  • Professionalism & Leadership

Contributed papers are 10-15 minute presentations that are program description abstracts related to products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, and services conducted by librarians and information professions or are research abstracts on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Immersion sessions are up to 75 minutes of “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include interactive panel presentations, role-playing, gamification, discussions, working groups, and other activities engaging with the audience.

Additional FAQs are available here.

The 2022 meeting is currently scheduled to take place in person from May 2 to 7 (Monday-Saturday) in New Orleans, LA. Please check here for additional information and updates as they become available.

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

(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! We would love to have your content that addresses the following topics.

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.)
  • Instruction for specific populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

For more information on the guidelines for submitting an article, please go here.

The deadline is Monday, September 20. Please send all submissions to instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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(via Stephanie Sopka, Goucher College)

A forthcoming ACRL publication, Closing A College Library, is now accepting chapter proposals to be included in the edited volume, slated for a Fall/Winter 2022 release date.  We are seeking authors with first hand experience with some aspect of closing a small college library in the United States.

The United States is facing a crisis in higher education, particularly amongst liberal arts colleges. High tuition prices coupled with extreme amounts of student debt and a decline in the traditional college-age population has resulted in less students enrolling in higher education institutions each year. This, in turn, has led to the closure of a number of small, often liberal arts focused, colleges. The reasons for the closures can vary, from sharply declining enrollment numbers, to unsustainable endowment draw-downs, to accreditation issues, as can the amount of notice before the closure and the fate of the campus, but the end result is the same.

This is not the book we dreamed of writing and it is hard to welcome you to participate in a project about how to close a small college library. But here we are. Even though closing a library was not something any of us wanted to do, we still wanted to do it well. We are here to take our collective misfortune and turn it into something useful, something that will hopefully help librarians do the best they can with the most unenviable task of closing a college library.

Each library and college community is unique; this book aims to cover some of our similarities as well as highlight the many variables that can impact the work of shuttering a college library.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 1. Please see our site for further details.

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(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

Chapters are sought for the forthcoming ACRL book Spatial Literacy in Public Health, focusing on collaborative spatial literacy teaching and learning initiatives across the college campus.

Public health has been at the forefront of global news and conversations since early 2020, resulting in an increased awareness of and interest in how public health topics connect with many areas of our lives, big and small, globally and locally. We have seen how public health integrates with data, business, economics, our grocery store, historical precedents, psychological factors, tourism, social media, and much more. Spatial literacy skills overlap with public health topics in many thought-provoking and discussion-friendly ways that can help students realize the relevance of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial literacy skills.

The goals of this book, ultimately, are to tie spatial literacy across the higher education curriculum, under the theme of public health intersections. This book will include content designed to have academic librarians and disciplinary faculty working together, and provide multimodal materials to foster successful in-classroom (or online!) deployment.

Chapter Structure

Each chapter of this book will have a specific spatial literacy focus using GIS tools and will be a collaborative effort between librarians and disciplinary faculty members. Chapters can connect with Covid-19 but that will not be a requirement. To provide a foundation for readers-other teaching librarians and their faculty collaborator(s)-each chapter will begin with an overview of foundational material to provide grounding in the established scholarship.

Next, the chapter will include a brief, annotated list of recommended readings that could be assigned to participants ahead of a workshop when appropriate; alternatively, readings could guide or otherwise serve as resources for the collaborators. Finally, each chapter will include hands-on activities and discussion prompts that could be used in the actual instructional session. QR codes will be integrated into the book to navigate users to additional content (e.g., videos, lesson plan modifications, and more) as needed to help set readers up for success in the activity and to save space within the book. Chapters should also factor in modifications for use of open source GIS tools, open access content, and virtual (vs. f2f) learning to help the work reach audiences with limited fee-based tools.

Authors will be asked to house a student-friendly PowerPoint version of their chapter in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox. Authors will be encouraged to have relevant screenshots and/or video tutorial content for the activity integrated into the slide deck, rather than into the chapter itself, unless critical. A teaching librarian, hopefully with a disciplinary faculty partner, will be able to use this content as-is…or modify it for the direct instruction portion of a session!

Final chapters should be 2,000-3,000 words in length.

Possible Chapter Topics

These are just examples of the kinds of spatial literacy + public health intersections we believe could be brought into this book.

  • supply chain management
  • temporal comparisons
  • social media campaigns
  • data visualization
  • racial disparities (and other demography themes)
  • immunization
  • epidemiology
  • environmental health/environmental Science
  • stock market/global economies
  • community health
  • K-12 education
  • recreation/tourism
  • …and other ideas you come up with!

Not sure if your idea or collaboration is a good fit? E-mail the editors! (See below for contact information.)

Our Timeline

Submission Due Dates

  • Submit your chapter proposal by Thursday, September 30, 2021.
  • Notifications will be sent by October 31, 2021.
  • Chapter drafts will be due February 28, 2022.
  • Final chapters will be due June 30, 2022.
  • Anticipated publication date Fall 2023.

Submit Your Proposal

Proposal information:

Authors should submit their proposal here.

Proposals should include:
1.    Discipline or audience addressed
2.    150-word abstract of proposed chapter
3.    Description of a sample learning activity

The Editors

Laureen P. Cantwell, Head of Access Services & Outreach, and Dr. Tammy Parece, Assistant Professor of Geography, both from Colorado Mesa University

E-mail SpatialLiteracyACRLBook@gmail.com to reach the editors with any questions.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Amigos Library Services is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference, “Facing the Future of Resource Sharing”. Take a closer look at the future of resource sharing on Wednesday, December 8, as we explore resource sharing trends on the horizon and ways of providing patrons with better access to library collections and services outside of our building and within our reach. No one library can fulfil all user information needs, so going it alone is not an option. Libraries have long relied on sharing resources and active partnerships and continue to do so today.

Assistant University Librarian for Scholarly Collection Services at Princeton University and the 2017 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award recipient, Peter Bae, will kick off the day with a keynote address on resource sharing beyond the pandemic. Then through engaging presentations and talks during the day, you will have the opportunity to learn about how other libraries are changing the future of resource sharing. Do not forget, as a benefit of Amigos membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!

Potential topics include the following.

  • Licensing and purchasing models
  • Digital lending models and licensing
  • New initiatives that include EDI, digital and hardcopy lending
  • Cooperative acquisition and cataloging
  • User experience and user needs of resource sharing
  • Enhanced workflows
  • Trends in resource sharing
  • Electronic reserves and document delivery
  • Responding to new community needs in resource sharing
  • And more!

Please submit your proposal here by Tuesday, September 28.

Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, please check the event website, or contact Jodie Borgerding, at borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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