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(via Lily Todorinova, Rutgers University)

Please consider taking a short (10-15 minute) survey on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic libraries. The purpose of this exploratory study is to gather information on the current effects of the pandemic in relation to a number of broad factors, including services, budget, internal processes, and personnel.

To complete the survey, please go here. The deadline is Thursday, February 25. The study is entirely anonymous and voluntary.

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(via Evan Meszaros, Case Western Reserve University)

We invite you to apply for an educational pilot class, “Ethical Considerations of Data: A Curriculum for Health Sciences Librarians”, hosted by NYU Health Sciences Library. This three-session training is oriented towards medical and academic librarians as well as LIS students and will center on ethical frameworks, data collection, and data visualization.

Each session will be 90 minutes long and will take place in late March (see full schedule below). We have 20 spots available for this pilot and require participants to attend all three sessions. To apply, please fill out this application.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 23, and applicants will be notified by February 24, 2021. Participation is free and gift cards of $100 will be given to each participant.

Curriculum Overview:

As librarians and researchers alike encounter new technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, they must also grapple with corresponding ethical issues. In order to assist librarians with these concerns, this class aims to provide an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data management,  data collection, data visualization. This class focuses on issues that health sciences librarians may face, particularly regarding human subjects and patient data, but it will be generalizable to the larger library community.


Wednesday, March 17
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

Wednesday, March 24
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

Wednesday, March 31
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole Contaxis, at nicole.contaxis@nyulangone.org.

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The organizers of the 2021 Open Education Southern Symposium (online July 12-16, Monday-Friday) are seeking proposals that reflect the conference theme of “Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability”.

Proposals should fall into one of the following two categories.

  • Presentations: 25 minutes
  • Panel Discussions: 50 minutes

We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators from all educational institutional levels (K-16) and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re hoping to create a program that provides development opportunities for both novices and advanced open education practitioners.

Some proposal topic ideas that might be of interest include the following.

  • Sustainability for OER
  • Open Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Adoption and creation of resources
  • OER Publishing
  • Best Practices and Impact of Open Education
  • Creative Commons, Copyright, and Other Licensing
  • Marketing and Advocacy
  • Open Pedagogy Practices
  • Student Success
  • K-12 Highlights
  • Funding Strategies for Developing OER
  • Instructional Design Strategies for OER
  • Trends & Emerging Ideas
  • OER in Community Colleges
  • Tenure, promotion, and OER
  • OER Community Building
  • Assessment
  • Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education
  • Crowdsourcing OER Project
  • Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, and OER on Campus
  • OER Basics: Tips for New Programs
  • Student Engagement in OER Advocacy
  • Accessibility and OER

OESS is committed to highlighting a variety of voices and experiences. First time presenters are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submission Details

  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, at 11:59 CDT. The submission form can be found on our event website, under the “Call for Proposals” page.
  • A preview of the full submission form is available as a PDF.
  • Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included). Social media summaries are shortened abstracts which will fit into a single tweet on Twitter.
  • Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of open education and open pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use the Open Education Southern Symposium’s 2021 Proposal Reviewing Procedures document to guide their evaluation of submissions.
  • The program committee will deliver decisions to submitters by Monday, April 19.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline the invitation to present by Friday, May 7.
  • All presenters will be required to register for the symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas (sjpierc@uark.edu), or the Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee (openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com).

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium, Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8-9 (Thursday-Friday). The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

Proposals are due on Friday, February 26. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March. To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here. The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

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

Call for Contributors: June 2021 Issue of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the June 2021 issue. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here. If you have any questions regarding submissions OR you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

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

Call for Participation: HEDS Research Practices Survey

(via Lisa Kidd, HEDS Consortium)

The spring version of our HEDS Research Practices Survey is currently open for registration. The survey asks college students about their research assignments, their experiences finding and using sources, and how much they enjoy research. The survey also includes a skills component that tests their abilities in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

You can use the spring Research Practices Survey to see where your first-year students are after their first year of college or to assess if your seniors have mastered these skills upon graduation. The survey is administered at the end of your spring term.

You can find full details of the survey and view the instrument here.

The base cost for this survey is $2,000 for institutions not in HEDS or $500 for HEDS member institutions. You can determine if your institution is a HEDS member by visiting our current members’ page to see a full list of all our member institutions. If your institution is not a member, please know all institutions are welcome to join HEDS, but membership is not required to administer one of our surveys.

Your base cost includes the following.

  • up to 10 supplemental questions
  • a ready-to-share summary report comparing your students results with students from all other participating institutions
  • a real-time report so you may view the results as they come in, and
  • Excel and SPSS data files with your participants’ responses

Please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Kidd, at lisa.kidd@hedsconsortium.org or (765) 361-6170, if you have any questions.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Brittney Thomas, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center)

We are inviting you to complete a survey about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary.

Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card.

Click here to access the survey. Please respond by Friday, February 26. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager, at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Surveys | No Comments »

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

IACRL is seeking panelists for a Spring Semester Town Hall, (official title tbd) on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing how your library has adapted their physical operations or adapted their online instruction & services, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels:
1.  A panel discussing adapting physical spaces–10:00-11:00 AM
2.  A panel discussing adapting online library instruction & services–11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire by Sunday, February 21, letting us know your interest.

Please direct any questions to IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Emily Gilbert, at Emily.Gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Conference (Thursday-Friday, April 15-16) and the Reaching Forward South Conference (Friday, May 7) are joining forces to bring their 2021 virtual conferences to all Illinois libraries! The combined conference, Reaching Forward Illinois, will allow registrants to attend both conferences for one fee. Recordings of the sessions will be available to registrants through August.

For more information, including the schedules, and to register, please go here. The registration fee is $50, which includes both conferences. When registering, individuals will need to login to their ILA account. If you are registering someone other than yourself or you need to register a group, please e-mail ila@ila.org for assistance.

Reaching Forward Awards

The Reaching Forward Committee is accepting nominations for the Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant and the Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff. Both awards will be presented at the Reaching Forward Conference.

Additional information about the awards is below. If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

The Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant recognizes the contributions of a support staff member to the library community and the role of support staff in libraries. The recipient will receive free registration to the Reaching Forward Illinois Conference and a framed certificate.

The Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff encourages ILA membership and support staff attendance at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. The recipient will receive a one-year ILA membership and full registration for the ILA Annual Conference and a framed certificate.

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