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

The Society of American Archivists’ Science, Technology, and Health Care Section Steering Committee invites you to join us for our next virtual coffee chat on Tuesday, July 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, to discuss conducting research on science, technology, and health care-related topics in corporate archives.

Our invited speakers will include the following people.

  • Scott Grimwood (Archives Manager, SSM Health & Franciscan Sisters of Mary Archives)
  • Jamie Martin (Corporate Archivist, IBM)
  • Bonnie Smith (Corporate Archivist, The Aerospace Corporation)
  • Meghan Turney (Archives Supervisor, Rochester Electronics)

To access the chat at the scheduled time, please go here.

Discussion topics will include balancing the interests of researchers with those of the organization, collection development concerns, professional development, and tips for conducting research in a corporate or business archives.

You do not need to be an SAA member to attend. We hope to have a robust discussion and look forward to seeing you on July 12!

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(via Amber Wessies, Union University)

Registration is open for the free ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee webinar “Libraries and Learning Analytics: The Future is Now”. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 15, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. Please see below for a description and the registration link.

Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but requires different ways of framing assessment questions, innovative strategies for using or connecting data, and strengthening collaborations with campus partners. This workshop is a continuation of the November 2021 ACRL ULS webinar, “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays” (presentation link available here, recording link available here), and is designed to help librarians take the next step in learning analytics preparedness by guiding them through a series of activities designed to support them in thinking through decisions, data, and conversations necessary for ethical, effective, and engaging learning analytics work at their institutions. Attendees are requested to watch the recording of the earlier session (65 minutes; presentation slides are available separately) as this content is foundational to the current workshop.

This highly-interactive workshop will open by reviewing the next steps identified in the previous presentation and then delve into concrete hands-on activities designed to help librarians prepare to initiate those first steps in collaboration with library and institutional colleagues and students.

  • Presenters and participants will consider questions and problems that may merit a learning analytics approach across a variety of institution types.
  • Presenters will lead a guided activity in which participants apply a user story format to explicitly articulate potential stakeholders, goals, and anticipated outcomes.
  • Participants will brainstorm potential data sources, including those that may not traditionally be considered, to address these user stories.
  • Presenters and participants will discuss how their anticipated user stories and data identification efforts can lead to maximum positive impact of learning analytics work and anticipate ways in which normalizing these processes will expedite future solutions.
  • Participants will identify potential new collaborations with campus partners and students to fill data gaps and ensure that results are accurate and actionable.

To wrap up, presenters will facilitate a conversation about the broader future of learning analytics in libraries, including ways to overcome technical challenges and conduct initial pilot testing of this approach.

Participants will leave this workshop with a solid foundation or action plan for taking the next steps at their institutions and a list of discussion questions and readings for continuing the conversation at their individual institutions.

Presenter Bios

Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s iSchool. She is the PI of two IMLS grants on libraries and learning analytics, Library Integration in Institutional Learning Analytics and Connecting Libraries and Learning Analytics for Student Success.

Ken Varnum is a Senior Program Manager in Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan. He is the Technical Lead for the IMLS Library Learning Analytics Project and works with the library’s analytics data retention and access processes.

Rebecca Croxton, Head of Assessment at UNC Charlotte’s library, is the PI for a campus wide student success initiative focused on quantifying the role of student engagement with the library and other co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

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

Please direct questions and concerns to Andrea Wright (Andrea.Wright@afacademy.af.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 Andrew Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder)

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board (part of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section), is seeking proposals for editorials that will be featured prominently on the ResearchDataQ website. We are seeking editorials that describe services, support, or related activities around research data at your institution. Topics could include the following.

  • Collaborative data management/services (computing infrastructure, storage, software/code, etc.)
  • Data ethics (privacy, ethical sharing, data ownership, data governance, data sovereignty, etc.)
  • Data literacy
  • Data policies
  • FAIR data in practice
  • Qualitative data management and analysis
  • Replication/reproducibility
  • Or anything else you want to share with the ResearchDataQ audience!

Proposals (up to 250 words) should clearly describe the following.

  • The services, support, or related activities you intend to address;
  • How you implemented this and/or what would be required to implement it elsewhere; and
  • How this relates to relevant existing recommendations, policies, or standards (if applicable).

Please submit proposals here by Sunday, July 31. We expect to notify authors of accepted proposals in late August, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 1000-1500 word editorials (ideally by mid-October with the possibility to extend if needed). The editorials will be featured on the ResearchDataQ website on a rolling basis beginning in early 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Clara Llebot Lorente (incoming Chair) at clara.llebot@oregonstate.edu.

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(via Ebony McDonald, Louisiana State University)

FAFLIG (the American Library Association’s Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Interest Group) is now seeking content for its July, 2022, newsletter! We would most love to hear from others in or interested in federal and military libraries 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 fed/mil 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 fed/mil 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 fed/mil libraries?

If you have any stories to share, please submit content ideas and/or a complete story in 200 words or less with your name, location, and the agency that you work for (if applicable) to FAFLIG.ALA@gmail.com by 11:00 AM CDT on Sunday, July 10.  If you prefer to be published anonymously or using a pseudonym, please indicate that in your email.

The newsletter will be published on ALA Connect and FAFLIG’s social media pages in an accessible PDF format on Friday, July 29.  Since it cannot happen without news and updates from you, FAFLIG thanks you in advance for participating!

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(via Emily Rimland, Pennsylvania State University)

The ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group is excited to host our Spring Program! Please join us for “Micro-credentials in Economic Data Literacy and  FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data): A Professional Development Badge for Librarians”. It will take place on Tuesday, June 7, at 12:00 PM CDT. No registration is required; please see below for instructions on accessing the meeting.


The Library Services and the Economic Education team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have developed a free micro-credential program on economic data literacy for librarians. In this presentation we provide a working definition of economic data literacy, linking it to seven foundational competencies. We describe the structure of the program, showcasing one of its modules to illustrate the workflow of participants. We conclude by summarizing lessons learned and feedback we received.

Presenter Biography

Please learn more about our speaker, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, here

Accessing Meeting

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android here. The meeting password is 914843.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

Join us on Monday, June 13, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, for the annual ACRL Science & Technology Section Government Information Update! This year’s topic is the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy that will be implemented in January, 2023. The potential impacts of this policy on libraries and library workers will be addressed by our four presenters: Kristin Briney (Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian at Caltech), Lisa Federer (Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine), Taunton Paine (Director of Scientific Data Sharing Policy at NIH), and Robyn Reed (Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Penn State College of Medicine).

This is a free, virtual program that is open to all. Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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(via the American Library Association)

The ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, or COSWL, will present a complimentary webinar, “Women in Librarianship and Wellness”, on Tuesday, June 7, at 1:00 PM CDT.

Recent natural and man-made crises around the world have significantly impacted library workers’ wellness. Join the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship for a lively  conversation with library leaders sharing recommendations and best practices on how we can foster wellness for ourselves and others. The format includes a rapid round of brief presentations from the speakers and a question-and-answer session.

Speakers include the following people.

  • Emily Drabinski, soon to be ALA President-Elect, and Chief librarian at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Shauntee Simpson, President of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and Manager of School Outreach for The New York Public Library
  • Cindy Hohl, Past President of the American Indian Library Association, and Kansas City Public Library’s Director of Branch Operations
  • Robin Kear, Faculty Librarian,  University Senate President at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair COSWL, ALA President 2018-2019,  and International Library Consultant

Register now here. Space is limited. This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants who may not be able to attend the live event.

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(via Leeanne Romane, McMaster University)

Registration is open for the webinar “Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library”. This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Wednesday, June 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT via Zoom.

During the spring 2021 semester, librarians and instructional designers at W Frank Steely Library facilitated a series of focused conversations with library personnel centered on introducing ideas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (IDEA) related to different workflows and functions in our library (collections, hiring/leadership, customer service, and teaching). Each facilitator focused on one library function and provided short readings, resources, and guided questions to engage participants over the course of three to four group sessions. Groups had conversations unique to their area, for example, one group focused on diverse collection management strategies and vocabularies, while others discussed fostering an inclusive work environment through diverse hiring practices, teaching pedagogy, and customer focused spaces and services.

Prior to the conversations, all library personnel completed a university mandated online DEI training. The training grounded some of the conversations around power and privilege.  At the conclusion of the conversation series, a list of actionable items was generated and shared with the entire library.

Presenters will describe their experience, as four white women, facilitating these conversations, including their challenges and share best practices for creating safe spaces for meaningful discussion. Presenters will discuss next steps and how we are turning these conversations into actionable and measurable library wide projects. The program will conclude with a brief discussion on  initiating these challenging, but crucial conversations when your organization has historically lacked diversity.

Presenter Bios

Andrea Brooks (she/her) is the Pedagogy & Assessment librarian at Northern Kentucky University and the former chair of the library’s Inclusive Excellence committee. She has long held roles relevant to teaching and leading information literacy efforts at her campus. Her research interests most recently include the application of critical and digital pedagogies to her teaching and assessing learning in ways that ground student voices.

Georgia Knuehl (she/her) is the instructional designer for the College of Health and Human Services at NKU, also serves as the chair of the Staff of the Steely Library and is a serving member of the inclusive excellence and training and engagement committees. Also, she is currently a graduate student in the pursuit of a masters in communications.

Crissy Ross (she/her) is the Director of the Johnnie Mae Berry Library at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She has worked in libraries for over 25 years in various roles and is passionate about open content, social justice, IDEA, information literacy, and access to higher education.

Stephanie Korslund (she/her) is the senior instructional designer for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She has over a decade experience in working with teachers on the development and design of quality learning experiences. Her current research revolves around the intersection of instructional design and open education, and creating accessible learning spaces online.

To register, please go here. If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so 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 Michael Saar, Lamar University)

Have you ever found yourself weighed down as a result of saying “Yes!” too often at work? Join us for a virtual conversation on “Resisting Overcommitment”! Register for the ACRL Instruction Section VEC Current Issues Discussion Forum, featuring discussion moderator Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American & African Studies at the University of Virginia. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 15, from 1:00 to 2:15 PM CDT.

As ours is a service role which incorporates instruction and engagement with a variety of publics, library workers can find ourselves committed to a broad swath of projects and stretched a bit too thin. This session will invite participants to discuss recognizing signs of overcommitment and strategies for avoiding it. This discussion is important in a profession in which burnout is rampant in the best of times and as we enter the third year of a pandemic whose uncertainties challenge our mental health. The session is aimed at teaching each other to exercise boundary-setting practices that preserve our wellness, capacities for compassion, and work-life balance.

This virtual discussion is free and open to all. Please be aware that the speaker is seeking financial support; for more details, see the full announcement here. A recording will be made available after the session to all registrants.

Register here now, as space is limited. To prepare for the discussion, please review this document.

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(via María Emerson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Please join the ALA NMRT (New Members Round Table) Online Program Committee for its June program, “Caregiving and Working During the Pandemic”. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 8, at 12:00 PM CDT. This program will be a panel of librarians that discuss caregiving and working during the pandemic. Please find a more detailed program description and panelist information below.

There are many ways we can find ourselves as caretakers and many individuals we can find ourselves caretaking: our children, our parents, our partners, etc. When COVID-19 first hit and the shutdown happened, many people found themselves juggling work in addition to caregiving at the same time. The NMRT Online Program Committee is hosting a panel of librarians and HR library staff to share their experiences of caregiving during the shutdown while still working and providing services to their library users.

The webinar will be recorded. If you require accommodations to fully participate in the webinar, please contact Kimberly Redd at KLredd@ala.org.

To register, please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Speakers

DoMonique Arnold (@University High School Library)

DoMonique Arnold joined the University High School Library in August 2016, and in her work there she wears many hats. She is constantly brainstorming ways to further engage students and staff in the mission and vision of their library (not to mention she loves handing books to teenagers). Before that, she worked in the non-profit sector after graduating with her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Kristina Vela Bisbee (Associate Director of Assessment, Communications, and Engagement @Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries of Vanderbilt University)

Kristina Vela Bisbee is the Associate Director of Assessment, Communications, and Engagement at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries of Vanderbilt University. She holds an MSLIS and an MA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An AmeriCorps alum, Kristina worked in community media and education before becoming a librarian.

Lizzette Guerra (Librarian @Orange Public Library)

Lizette Guerra is currently a Librarian at the Orange Public Library. She has close to 17 years of experience working in archives and libraries including the Citrus College, the California Institute of the Arts, the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the Autry National Center, and various institutions in Mexico and Guatemala. Today her work continues to focus on social justice, community engagement, literacy, and preservation of material and oral histories.

Wendy Williams-Clark (Director, Human Resources for the Division of Student Affairs @University of California, Riverside)

Wendy Williams-Clark is the Director of Human Resources for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of California, Riverside.  She holds an MBA and is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Phoenix.  Wendy previously served as the Interim Director of Library Human Resources and Organizational Design in the University Library at UC Riverside before transitioning into Student Affairs, where she provides management and oversight of all human resources services for 3 Organizations with 40+ units.

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