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(via Amanda McCormick, University at Buffalo)

As part of Code4Lib’s ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking applicants for our 2022 Diversity Scholarship program.

The Diversity Scholarship Committee hopes to award multiple scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1,500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants from North America–with the potential for a few international scholarships of up to $3,000–to attend the 2022 Code4Lib Conference in Buffalo, New York. Please check the Conference website for updates on the event as they become available.

The deadline for applications is Monday January 31, at 10:59 PM CDT. For more information, and to apply, please go here.

The Scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like travel and meals may be reimbursed based on the amount awarded. Reimbursement will be managed independently at the Conference. Pairing up housing with other Scholarship awardees or Conference attendees may also be accommodated.

Please contact code4libaward@gmail.com with any questions about this arrangement. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage anyone from applying to this award. The Scholarship Committee will notify all applicants by Tuesday, February 15,​ regardless of award results.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via Joshua Zeller, Mount St. Joseph University)

The ALA RUSA STARS Licensing & Legislation Committee is currently in the process of planning its free spring 2022 workshop, which will have the broad theme of “licensing 101,” and be free to all attendees. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our short survey, available here, regarding the specific licensing 101 topics that are of particular interest to you. The survey also has open-ended questions related to license negotiation and interlibrary loan workflows that will help us further gauge which topics would be engaging and relevant for our workshop.

Please feel free to forward this message individually or collectively through social media, resource sharing forums, or to local, state, or regional e-mail listservs as appropriate.

Thank you for assisting us with our planning process, and we look forward to your responses!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Surveys, Webinars | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

Are you interested in expanding your professional network; helping shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan, commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship? Are you ready to be considered for an opportunity to adv​ance learning and transform scholarship through a committee appointment?

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Erin Ellis invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2022-23 division or section committee. Face-to-face attendance at conferences is not required and committee work can be completed virtually throughout the year. Learn more about the appointments process in the recording of the December 2 “Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering” webcast, available here.

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, go here.

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

(via the American Library Association)

The ALA Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference, currently scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, June 23, to Tuesday, June 28. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Monday, January 31. Notification of acceptance will be made by Sunday, March 20.

The Research Forum session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of LIS. The three papers will be selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying a strong use of theory, a clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data collection and analysis methods. Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significant research findings for LIS are welcome. All topics related to LIS will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and non-members of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a double-anonymized review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference.​

To view the full announcement, including the list of submission criteria, please go here.

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

Save the Date: ILA Forum Open House (Online Friday, February 25)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We’re hosting our very first forum open house! The event will take place online Friday, February 25!

If you’re a personal member of ILA who wants to get involved, this is your chance to meet managers and members of ILA forums and learn about their work. If you are not an ILA member, this is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with all of the ILA forums. Registration will open very soon. This event will not be recorded. ​

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

It’s a new year, and now is a great time to share your library’s 2021 renovations and new building by submitting your project to the ILA Reporter’s “Library Buildings 2021” article in the March, 2022, issue.

Submissions should include the following.

  • 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
  • two-three 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 and March, 2021 issues). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 20, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to ILA Administrative Coordinator Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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

(via Ebony McDonald, Louisiana State University)

On the Federal and Armed Forces Librari​es Interest Group (FAFLIG) Member Engagement Survey, 73% of participants indicated that they would be interested in receiving a one-page quarterly newsletter with news from others who work in federal and military libraries. So, FAFLIG is seeking content for its January, 2022, edition!

According to the survey, members would most love to hear from others about the following topics.

  • Work practices of federal and military librarians – Are you working on a new project? Is there a job-specific tool or resource that you wish to promote? Are there specific skill sets that are needed to advance the profession? Is there a particular problem that you are seeking to solve or a developing trend in federal or military libraries that is on your mind?
  • Human interest stories – Have you recently had a job change such as a promotion, retirement, or even a new hire? Has a library opened, closed, or even been renovated? Any accomplishments that you wish to share? What is it like working at your library, especially if it is abroad; as a retired federal or military librarian; or as a new fed/mil librarian?
  • Professional opportunities – Are you hiring or anticipating hiring? Is there a professional development, training, or networking event that you would like to promote or for which you are seeking collaborators? Do you have any tips or tricks for those seeking to enter or move up in federal or military libraries?

If you have any stories to share, please submit 200 words or less (or, if you’re more of a talker than a writer, an idea that you would like me to follow up with you on via phone or teleconference) with your name, location, and the agency that you work for to FAFLIG.ALA@gmail.com by 11:00 AM CDT on Sunday, January 16. If you prefer to be published anonymously or using a pseudonym, please indicate that in your e-mail.

The newsletter will be published here on ALA Connect and FAFLIG’s social media pages in PDF format on Friday, January 31. Since it cannot happen without news and updates from you, FAFLIG thanks you in advance for participating!

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

(via Miriam Nelson, Ohio University)

Please save the date for an ALA Core symposium on the future of library binding. This event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM CDT​. The symposium will feature updates from the LOC Preservation Directorate, perspectives on the state of the industry, and a discussion on current practice and the need to pivot in response to changing commercial binding landscape. Keep an eye out for further updates and registration information in early January (see the link below).

For more information on the event as it becomes available, along with background on the ALA Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures division, please go here. This event will be free and recordings will be available for later viewing.

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(via Dr. Joan Wang, Washington University in St. Louis)

The ALA Core Metadata Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting during the ALA Core Virtual Interest Group Week. The Virtual Interest Group Week will take place from March 7 to 11 (Monday-Friday).

Accessible and inclusive metadata and cataloging principles can ensure that online content is free of barriers for the broadest audience possible. Visual, auditory, speech, physical, cognitive, and neurological limitations may affect how users perceive and access your metadata and decrease their ability to find the information they need. Unless there is metadata denoting that a video is closed-captioned, for example, this feature will go undiscovered. Metadata that reduces barriers to information is crucial to ensuring that accessible content is findable for people with disabilities, and its benefits can extend to the larger audience.

Have you implemented accessibility metadata or added accessible fields to your MARC records to better suit a broader audience? Are you experimenting with new approaches to metadata accessibility? If so, we want to hear from you! Consider submitting your proposal for a 15 minute presentation at the Core Metadata Interest Group session, followed by discussion.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Metadata that supports accessibility
  • Adoption and/or application of new Schema.org fields for accessibility
  • MARC fields for accessibility information

The Metadata Interest Group meeting will take place during the 2022 ALA Core Virtual Interest Group Week on Tuesday, March 8, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Please submit your proposal by e-mailing the Interest Group’s Programming Co-chairs, Sharon Reidt and Elizabeth Padilla (see below), by Friday, January 14. The presenters will be notified of decisions by Friday, January 28.

Your proposal should include the name, e-mail, job title and affiliated institution of the presenter(s); the title of the presentation; and an abstract not to exceed 300 words.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sharon Reidt (sharon.reidt@uconn.edu) or Elizabeth Padilla (elizabeth_padilla@bcit.ca), Core MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Nora Barnett–Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6)

The Medical Library Association’s Public Health/Health Administration Caucus and Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians invite you to an upcoming webinar/workshop on microaggressions and the API (Asian/Pacific Islander) community, led by Alanna Aiko Moore. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. More information on the webinar’s content and the presenter is below.

What: Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to people from marginalized groups, oftentimes by well-meaning people who are unaware of the underlying messages they are sending. These everyday insults, slights, and indignities can result in negative emotional, psychological, and physical outcomes. This webinar will define microaggressions, and cover both racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBTQ folks. Special attention will be paid to the everyday prejudice and discrimination faced by API folks in the current climate of “othering” immigrants, and strategies for interrupting microaggressions will be shared.

Who: Alanna Aiko Moore is the Librarian for Ethnic Studies, Critical Gender Studies, and Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Alanna is the Past President of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and has served on the ALA Steering Committee for Organizational Effectiveness, the Task Force for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and has chaired the Committee on Diversity. She was also a member of the Steering Committee for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color II. She has published and presented widely on microaggressions, intersectionality, LGBTQ identity, emotional and invisible labor, mentoring, self-care, and issues affecting women of color librarians. Prior to librarianship, she worked at social justice centered non-profits and community organizations.

To register, please go here.

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