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(via Ruth Slagle, Jackson State Community College)

Registration is open for the ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section webinar “OER: What’s Next? Accessibility”. It will take place on Tuesday, August 3, starting at 11:00 AM CDT. Join Elisabeth Morel and Aura Lippincott for a panel focusing on what is next for OER concerning accessibility.

This one-hour synchronous event will feature two presenters, followed by a Q&A.

Elizabeth Morrell has been the Director of AccessAbility Services at Western Connecticut State University for the last nine years and is a member of a systemwide Accessibility Council where she co-chaired an effort to create a systemwide accessibility policy. Prior to her arrival at WCSU, she was a Program Coordinator at the Center for Students with Disabilities at her alma mater, University of Connecticut. Throughout her professional career she has been an advocate for equal educational access and an active member within the system to enhance the support provided to students with disabilities.

Aura Lippincott is Instructional Designer at Western Connecticut State University where she partners with faculty to develop online, hybrid and on-ground graduate and undergraduate courses. Prior to this, Aura was Instructional Designer at Post University, Director of Instructional Technology Solutions at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Information Literacy Librarian at the UCLA Anderson School’s Rosenfeld Management Library. Aura coordinates the WCSU Libraries’ OER Initiative and serves on the CSCU OER Coordinating Council and the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council

Attendance is free. Register here.

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(via Dr. Rebecca Croxton, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee is sponsoring a free ACRL Online Discussion Forum on Monday, August 9, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT. The purpose of the webinar is to share findings from a survey asking what protocols academic libraries used during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safe library operations (services, resources, spaces, personnel interactions). While the survey findings are specific to academic libraries, they are relevant to public and other libraries and other academic entities. The forum will present survey findings followed by questions from participants.

To register, please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registered attendees will later receive a link to the recorded webcast, along with access to the full report and the de-identified data set.

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(via Amy Minix, Indiana University Bloomington)

The Education and Behavioral Science Section of ACRL is hosting a webinar panel to discuss how to implement OER. The webinar, titled “Implementing OER in Education & Behavioral Sciences”, will take place on Friday, July 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Librarians Dorinne Banks (Open Education Librarian-George Washington University), Heather Blicher (Coordinator of Library Services-Reynolds Community College), and Lindsay Inge Carpenter (Pedagogy Librarian-University of Maryland) will share their experiences working with faculty and instructors to promote and engage with Open Educational Resources. Topics will include: opportunities and resources for librarians to learn about OER, intersections of OER and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, how to build community (locally, regionally, & nationally), and models that have been helpful for implementing OER. Feel free to submit anonymous questions for the presenters via this link.

To register for the webinar, please go here.

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(via Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Registration is now open for the free online presentation “Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers”. Sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section’s Professional Development Committee, this webinar will take place on Monday, August 16, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.


This panel discusses uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process. Librarians and data providers share similar data literacy goals, and this panel pools the expertise of both groups to focus on strategies and interventions that support novice researchers. We explore our combined experiences and jointly step through students’ research phases to examine how each group can contribute to improving that experience.

Moreover, we explore ways to review students’ data literacy needs throughout the research process through the lens of Kuhlthau’s six-stage, iterative ISP. Kuhlthau’s framework, rooted in empathy, maps to existing knowledge about what students do, think, and feel at various stages of the search process. We encourage participants to identify “zones of intervention” that are both consistent with Kuhlthau’s research and are novel to data-rich research projects.

Presenter bios

Charissa Jefferson is the Labor Economics Librarian at the Princeton University Library.

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Katrina Stierholz is group vice president and director of Library and Research Information Services at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Lynette Hoelter is an associate archivist at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

Register here. If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an e-mail that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (lwgariepy@vcu.edu) or Sam Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), co-chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs is available here.

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(via Holly Robinson, American Library Association)

ALA President Patty Wong and ALA President-Elect Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada are pleased to announce a call for volunteers for the newly formed ALA Code of Conduct Committee and expanded Policy Monitoring Committee and Council Orientation Committee, as by ALA Council at the 2021 Annual Conference. All interested volunteers should submit an interest form no later than Saturday, July 31.

Committee terms will begin immediately for both one and two-year terms.

The new Code of Conduct Committee Membership will consist of seven (7) members, including Co-Chairs appointed annually.

ALA is currently seeking all 7 members (including Co-Chairs) for the initial term.

The new Code of Conduct Committee’s charge is to administer and apply the ALA Online Code of Conduct. This committee will provide transparent, consistent, and context-sensitive accountability to ensure mutual respect and community safety.

The Council Orientation Committee’s membership will expand to 10 members, including Chair.

ALA is currently seeking 4 new members.

The Council Orientation Committee’s charge is to develop and carry out a mentoring and orientation program for new and continuing councilors and schedule and organize Council Forums to be held in conjunction with Council Sessions, and to select and arrange training for Council Forum Facilitators.

The Policy Monitoring Committee’s membership will expand to 10 members, including Chair.

ALA is currently seeking 8 new members.

The Policy Monitoring Committee’s charge is to monitor the accurate documentation and codification of ALA policy, as determined by formal action of council; to prepare additions or changes in the ALA policy manual following each Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting as may be required by motions and resolutions adopted by council; and to review and advise on all unit organization policies to ensure that they are in compliance with council approved association-wide policies.

For more information on each committee’s composition and responsibilities, go here. Please reach out to Holly Robison, Governance Associate, at hrobison@ala.org with any questions.

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Call for Mentors and Mentees: ACRL STS Mentoring Program

(via Alyssa Young, James Madison University)

Would you like to expand your views on a science technology librarianship? Are you a library student or new librarian with lots of questions, and looking to find some insight into the profession and hear more advice? Are you considering a career change switching to STEM librarianship or looking to proceed with your career development and take it to another level: managerial or supervisory?

Do you consider yourself a seasoned librarian who has gained experience and insight into the profession and could share it with a novice colleague?

If either idea works for you, consider joining the Association of College & Research Libraries Science & Technology Section (STS) Mentoring Program. Prospective mentees should go here, and prospective mentors should check here. If you volunteered to become a mentor in previous years, please confirm your availability for the year 2021-2022.

Once you fill out the form, we will do our best to match prospective mentees with their mentors, and then help you establish goals and expectations with a provided worksheet and send you some discussion prompts along the way.

Participants should be STS members or interested in becoming STS members. Once matched in the program, mentees are expected to join STS.

Find full details here. Direct any questions to mentoring.sts@gmail.com.

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(via Stephanie Church, Case Western Reserve University)

All are welcome to join the virtual Collection Evaluation & Assessment IG Session, where several of our colleagues will share their expertise. The session is on Monday, July 26, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, and is free to attend. Each presentation will be approximately 7-10 minutes in length followed by a few minutes for questions. Detailed descriptions of the presentations are below.

To register, please go here.

“Using E-Resource Troubleshooting Data in Collection Evaluation & Assessment” – Elyssa M. Gould (Head of Acquisitions & Continuing Resources at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

This presentation will share how the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries incorporates electronic resource troubleshooting data into collection evaluation and assessment discussions. On July 1, 2017, the Acquisitions & Continuing Resources department began collecting standardized data about the e-resource troubleshooting tickets handled by their staff. The department has nearly four fiscal years of data describing over 3100 tickets. This data is currently shared internally with the Assessment Programs & Collection Strategy department, who makes the majority of purchase and renewal decisions, as well as the Collections Committee, who makes large purchase decisions. The data provides essential platform performance, usability, and interoperability information as related to UTK patrons, and is also used in price negotiations when performance is below standard levels.

“Predicting Paper Conditions with Machine Learning” – Aric Haas

Item-level collection surveys may require a number of resources that institutions may be unable to afford for regular assessment. In an effort to reduce some of the costs associated with collection assessment, I’ll be exploring the applicability of machine learning for predicting paper conditions.

“The Process for Developing Ethical Considerations for Assessment of Use and Reuse of Digital Objects” – Caroline Muglia (Associate Dean, Specialized Collections, University of Southern California) and Santi Thompson (Head of Digital Research Services & Eva Digital Research Endowed Library Professor, University of Houston)

The multi-year IMLS-funded grant, Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT), addresses how we measure not only use but reuse of digital library collections. Content reuse refers to how often and in what ways digital library materials are utilized and repurposed. While most metrics and assessment methodologies address the use of materials, there remains a gap approaches and standards for assessing reuse. The grant deliverables include Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for the Assessment of Use and Reuse of Digital Content (the “Guidelines”), Recommended Practices and a suite of Engagement and Education tools for digital content reuse assessment that will be shaped by and made available to the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and data repositories (GLAMR) community.

The Guidelines propose a set of core values, principles, and guidelines for the application of reuse assessment in a manner that accounts for the cares of GLAMR and stakeholder communities and the collections that they steward. This talk will focus on the development of The Guidelines document including involvement from the D-CRAFT Advisory Group and comments received through the Open Commenting period. The talk will also focus on the intended application of The Guidelines and implementation among digital library practitioners. The talk will conclude with next steps such as hiring experts to draft sections of the Guidelines that sparked community interest.

“Tips for Managing and Sharing Collections Data from Data Librarians” – Wenli Gao (Data Services Librarian – University of Houston) and Reid Boehm (Research Data Management Librarian – University of Houston)

Many academic libraries provide data management services and training for researchers, but often we forget to manage our own data. Collections data comes from multiple sources such as integrated library systems, interlibrary loan platforms, or other electronic resource management systems with different formats and functions. Bringing together content from diverse platforms for a variety of purposes creates greater complexity across data collection and handling processes. In this presentation two data librarians will share basic research data management concepts, in the context of collections-related data. These include considerations for file-naming, documentation, versioning, back-up strategy, security, and access.

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(via the American Library Association)

Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, American Library Association (ALA) President-Elect, encourages members to lead together for change with her by volunteering to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2022-2024 term (beginning July 1, 2022). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership experience, new networking avenues, and the opportunity to impact specific association and library profession topics.

Members can volunteer via the online committee volunteer form, available here. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select “ALA” in the drop-down menu on the main form). To be considered for the 2022-2024 term, forms must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 30, 2021. Any forms received after this date will be considered for the next term (2023-2025).

New this year: a Virtual Volunteer Fair will be held in early September! The fair will be an opportunity for members to talk with various committee Chairs, Members and Staff Liaisons about the work of each committee. That date is being finalized and will be announced later this month. Please watch ALA News, AL Direct, and the Member community in ALA Connect for all updates and more information.

President-Elect Pelayo-Lozada will make committee appointments in consultation with both the Committee on Appointments (for ALA and Joint committee appointments) and the Committee on Committees (for Council committee appointments). Initial committee appointments will be approved by the ALA Executive Board in January 2022, with notifications sent to appointed individuals throughout Spring 2022.

For more information on ALA committees, please go here.

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(via Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Please join the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group at 1:00 PM CDT on Friday, July 23, for the webinar “Workplace Empowerment and Engagement during the Pandemic”. The presenters are Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles. A description is below.

How engaged are you right now? Have you felt a shift in responsibilities, in expectations, in workplace dynamics? How do you communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and patrons? How does workplace culture impact your current level of satisfaction and professional practice? In this workshop, we will take a reflective look at this past year, assess our current state of mind, and envision how our professional practice will look in a post-pandemic future. We will incorporate and share brief exercises and writing prompts to assist with decoding organizational culture, defining workplace empowerment, and practicing self-compassion.

Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

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(via CARLI)

Calling all library employees at CARLI Institutions who provide library instruction.

The CARLI Instruction Committee seeks input from library employees at CARLI member institutions who provide instruction for a research study. The purpose of this study is to explore the degree to which library employees have altered their approach to instruction throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and concurrent events, as well as instructional support offered during this time. Feedback provided will inform future programming offered through the CARLI Instruction Committee. The survey will remain open until Friday, August 13,  2021.

The research is being conducted via a Qualtrics survey which should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in the study, you are free to withdraw any time while you are taking the survey. Please note that If you complete the anonymous survey and then submit it, we will be unable to extract the anonymous data should you wish it to be withdrawn. No personally identifiable information will be requested. Confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Your participation in this online survey involves risks similar to a person’s everyday use of the Internet.

Only the Principal Investigator will have access to the raw data collected from this survey via Qualtrics. She will remove any personally identifiable information from the data before it is shared with the research team (members of the CARLI Instruction Committee). There are no foreseeable risks in participating in this survey. Information you provide will not compromise your standing at your institution, other CARLI institutions, or the CARLI consortium. Responses will be used for research purposes, and will benefit the CARLI community by informing future programming and support offered through CARLI.

If you would like to participate in the study, please visit here.

Please contact Principal Investigator, Annie Armstrong, with any questions about this research.

Annie Armstrong, Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Liaison Librarian
University of Illinois Chicago

The UIC Exempt Research Protocol Number is 2021-0579.

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