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(via Rikke Ogawa–University of California, Los Angeles)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.

Sign up for information sessions where you can learn more about the Program, hear about experiences from prior Fellows and Mentors, and ask questions. Register for Zoom sessions on Wednesday, May 25 (1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT) or Wednesday, June 8 (1:00-2:00 PM CDT) here.


Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The Program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations” as well as nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information:  Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com, (919) 619-6906.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee has extended the deadline for this year’s award nominations to Friday, May 27. We urge you to visit here, view the list of awards, and nominate someone today! If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

Especially relevant to academic and research librarians is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Presented by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and Library Juice Academy, the Award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. For more information, including criteria, please go here.

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(via Matt Hayward, University of Texas at San Antonio)

We invite you to submit proposals covering content and services in STEM librarianship for STEM Librarians South 2022. The conference will take place online from Thursday, July 28, to Friday, July 29. Applicants can designate their presentation format as a 7-minute lightning talk or a 25-minute session.

The deadline is Monday, May 16. To submit a proposal, please go here.

STEM Librarians South, now in its 12th year, was the first conference to focus solely on STEM librarianship. The event brings together information professionals and academics to discuss current research, ideas, insights, and best practices that advance STEM research and education. Join us to present your latest work, learn from peers, and network with colleagues in a virtual setting.

For more information, visit our website or contact us at stemlib@gmail.com.

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(via Paul Moffett, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Are you interested in the training, development, and management of student employees? Do you desire conversation, allies, collaborators, ideas, or guidance? Come join the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Library at the Student Employment in Academic Libraries Symposium!

We are trying our hand at bringing together a small virtual community to explore facets of library student employment practices that prioritize student employees and student employee learning. We invite you to submit a proposal for our free inaugural event, to be held virtually October 20-21 (Thursday-Friday). Submissions are open to student employees, also, so please help us get the word out. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 24.

Visit our LibGuide to find all the details about proposal guidelines and dates, and you can direct any questions about the symposium or the proposal process to sealcomm@iupui.edu.

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(via Denise Wetzel, Pennsylvania State University)

I am conducting a survey on the use of apps in the science instruction classroom. Apps for the purposes of this survey are defined as educational applications used on iphone, tablets, or computers that are designed to help learners succeed. Apps mentioned in the survey include, but are not limited to, Flipgrid, Kahoot, Padlet, Aurasma, ArcGIS, Google Docs, and Goosechase. This survey is approved by the Penn State University IRB Review Board (Study ID: STUDY00020168).

You are invited to participate in this research study if you are an academic librarian working in the Unites States and you teach, or have taught, science information-literacy sessions. In particular, if you have used apps within your instructional activities, please consider taking this survey.

The survey link is here. The estimated time to complete this survey is less than 10 minutes across a series of multiple-choice, Likert, and short-answer questions. It will close on Friday, May 27, at 11:00 PM CDT.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or concerns related to this survey, please contact Denise A. Wetzel, at daw5086@psu.edu.

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(via Urban Librarians Unite)

Urban Librarians Unite is seeking speakers for its 2022 Urban Librarians Conference. Themed “What’s Your Spark?”, this year’s event will take place virtually on Friday, September 16. See below for more details.

Using the past few years as a lens to focus on what we value the most, let’s talk about how we can prioritize what gives our work meaning and brings out the spark that motivates us. What’s your spark? What drives you in your library work? Is there value or mission in your work that keeps you going? That you could talk about for an hour with no script, just pure drive? Here’s your chance!

We are looking for speakers to talk about that things they’d *always* rather be working on. Is it a program? Worker advocacy? A tech project? You tell us.

The deadline for speaker applications is Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 PM CDT. To apply, please go here. More details on the 2022 Conference are available here.

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(via Dr. Julie Ann Winkelstein–University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

The ALA SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table) Newsletter is always looking for good articles, essays, and letters to the editor. The next submission deadline is Monday, May 30.

The theme for the June, 2022, issue of the SRRT Newsletter is “poverty and homelessness”. What would you like to share about the work your library has done in addressing poverty and homelessness in your community? What barriers have you encountered? What have you learned?

The SRRT Newsletter invites submissions from library and information workers, students, educators, and all others who recognize the critical importance of libraries in addressing community and social issues. Please send your submissions electronically in one of the following formats: MS Word, RTF, PDF, or plain text pasted into the body of an email. Submissions should be 500 to 1,000 words and should include the article title, author’s name and title, and school or place of work (optional). Graphics are encouraged. If using images that are already on the Internet, the URL of the image and a caption or description may be added to the text of the submission.

Please e-mail original submissions to SRRT Newsletter Co-Editors Julie Winkelstein and Doreen Dixon at jwinkels@utk.edu or srrt.newsletter.content@gmail.com, indicating “SRRT Newsletter” within the subject line of your e-mail. A confirmation of receipt will be sent in a timely manner.

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(via Jennifer Young, East Tennessee State University)

The planners of the 2022 Southeastern Resource Sharing Conference are now accepting program proposals. Presenters are eligible for a discount on Conference registration.

The Conference is currently scheduled as an in-person event and will take place from October 13 to 14 (Thursday to Friday) at the Scarritt Bennett Conference Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The keynote speaker will be Tina Baich.

Come and enjoy classic southern hospitality while (re)connecting with library colleagues from across the Southeast and beyond. Join us in exploring ways to strengthen resource sharing in its many forms among libraries of all types and sizes.

We are seeking session proposals that cover interlibrary loan, document delivery, copyright, open access and education, consortial borrowing, regional and institutional repositories, shared collections, and more. We also encourage proposals that explore connections, collaborations, and crossover topics, including between resource sharing and scholarly communications.

If you have a topic you’d like to share, we encourage you to submit a proposal for a:

  • Poster (size information coming soon)
  • Lightning Talk – 10 minutes
  • Presentation – 40 minutes
  • Panel – 40 minutes (more info. below)

We invite you to propose a panel (including panelists) around a topic of your choice.  Here are a few ideas.

  • Next Generation Resource Sharing (including what we’ve learned from COVID)
  • Controlled Digital Lending
  • E-book Lending
  • Enhancing regional collaboration​

The deadline to submit proposals is now Friday, June 3. Please see the Conference website for additional information as it becomes available.

Direct questions to James Harper, at harperjb@wfu.edu.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

The SLA (Special Libraries Association) Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and St. Louis communities invite you to share your knowledge and experiences! Take part in an exciting annual virtual event featuring colleagues from around the Midwest. This year’s theme is Transformation of Librarianship. SLA membership is not required to submit (and registration fee will be waived for presenters), but topics should relate to special librarianship or specialized libraries, services, collections.

The 2022 SLA Midwest Symposium will take place on Friday, June 10, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT. You are invited to propose one (or both) of the following program types.

  • ​lightning talk (super-focused 10 minute talk on your topic)
  • education session (30-60 min)​

Presenters who have recently begun or completed a project or initiative, published an article or blog post, or shifted their career in some way are especially encouraged to submit a proposal. Students are also invited to submit.

Topics to consider include the following.

  • collecting and utilizing data; data management
  • evolving role of libraries and librarians
  • information ethics
  • copyright and intellectual property
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • transformative agreements and open access

Proposals are due Monday, May 9. To submit a proposal, please go here. Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 13.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Moore, at slailpresidentelect@gmail.com.

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(via Ashley Morrison, University of Texas at Austin)

You are invited to share your work, perspectives, and ideas at Open Texas 2022, being held virtually on September 21-23 (Wednesday-Friday). Visit the Open Texas 2022 website to learn about this year’s committees and conference theme.

This year’s theme, “The Labor of Open Education”, invites participants to reflect on the work, creativity, art, and science of open education 20 years since UNESCO adopted the term “open educational resources” in 2002. With its origins in social justice and motivation to achieve equity in access, participation, and attainment for students and practitioners, open education has required significant work and commitment.

In 2022, as higher education has become more comfortable with the digital universe and the pandemic becomes endemic, it is time to examine the labor of open education. This year’s conference will explore the people and passion behind the success of OER over the last two decades.

The call for proposals is now open. Proposals must be submitted via Cvent and are due on Wednesday, June 1. If you need help getting started, feel free to use our Proposal Submission Preparation document.

If you have questions or suggestions about the Open Texas call for proposals, please e-mail open.ed.texas@gmail.com.

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