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(via Cecilia Smith, University of Chicago)

The ACRL DSS Numeric & Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group and the editors of the forthcoming ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook are hosting a virtual panel on data literacy on Tuesday, October 19, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook features chapters written by librarians describing practiced lesson plans, curricula, activities, and events designed to promote and teach data literacy through library instruction and outreach.

Speakers

  • Rebecca Renirie: “Ethics and Biodiversity Data”
  • Adrienne Canino: “Getting Messy For Ourselves: An experiential Learning Curriculum for Subject Librarians to Engage with Data Literacy”
  • Tess Wilson: “Data Zines: A Hands-On Approach to Community Curiosities”
  • Ameet Doshi: “Anyone can cook (R)!” (co-author Jay Forrest)

Register in advance for this webinar here. To request accommodations, please contact the discussion group convener, Cecilia Smith, at ceciliasmith@uchicago.edu. Participants should be prepared to engage in anti-oppressive behavior during the session, as articulated in the DSS Community Agreement.

Please e-mail any questions to asklar@ucsd.edu.

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(via Sara Scheib, University of Iowa)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Open Research Discussion Group is inviting proposals for virtual presentations. Possible formats might include either lightning talks (10-15 minutes), full session talks (30-45 minutes), or panel discussions (45-60 minutes. You do not need to be a DSS member in order to present, so please share this opportunity widely. We would love to feature your open research-related work and ideas!

Possible topics might include (but aren’t limited to) the following.

  • COVID-19 and open research
  • Open research projects or programs related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Open tools and workflows
  • Examples of open science and open scholarship projects
  • Incorporating open research into teaching and the curriculum
  • Ethical questions around open research
  • Funding for open projects and initiatives
  • Developing open-focused library services
  • Staffing models to support open research
  • Open research and reproducibility
  • Open peer review
  • And more!

Please submit your proposal by Friday, October 1, via our submission form for initial consideration.

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

(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! We would love to have your content that addresses the following topics.

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.)
  • Instruction for specific populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

For more information on the guidelines for submitting an article, please go here.

The deadline is Monday, September 20. Please send all submissions to instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2022 Executive Board election. In April 2022, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, special, or library trustee representatives. These are three-year terms beginning July 2022 and ending June 2025.

The nomination process begins with an open call for suggestions for candidates for these positions. All ILA members are invited to suggest a colleague or self-suggest. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all suggestions and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website.

For the 2022 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus; knowledge and understanding of ILA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM CDT on Friday, October 22, 2021. To submit a nomination, complete this form. Please direct any questions to Veronica DeFazio, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at vdefazio@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

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Call for Participants: Advisory Panel on Shared Print Copies

(via Helen Levenson, Oakland University)

The Risk Research Working Group of the Partnership for Shared Book Collections invites your participation on an advisory panel looking at a tool for determining the number of copies of a title that a shared print consortium must commit to keeping in order to ensure the survival of at least one usable copy.

Your volunteer participation involves a one-hour small-group videoconference meeting to discuss the model plus one to two hours in advance to review written materials. Primarily, we are looking for your expertise and experience working with library collections as a reality check on the assumptions and parameters used for this tool.

Shared print programs have long struggled to determine just how many copies of each title must be preserved. The Risk Research Working Group has been reviewing this problem and working with Dr. Candice Yano of U.C. Berkeley to develop a tool to project the number of copies of monograph titles needed to hit a target probability that at least one usable copy will survive after a given time horizon. Modeling the projected survival of books is complicated because of the quantity of risk factors, the ways these risks interplay, and insufficient hard data to describe the loss and deterioration of books in libraries. Dr. Yano has helped us create a flexible tool with options to input different rates for the loss or deterioration of books from different causes. Our research has identified tentative numbers to use for those rates. We are looking to you to help us check, is our reasoning accurate? Are the compromises we inevitably had to make reasonable?

If you can help us out, please respond on this Google form to confirm your interest and select dates of availability. Each panel session is limited to 7 to 10 participants. We will try to accommodate everyone who volunteers, but we may not have space to include everyone who responds. We will follow up to confirm whether or not you are on a panel and the date and will send you links to a small packet of information in advance.

If you have questions, please contact the group at SharedPrintRisk@umich.edu. We appreciate your expertise and advice!

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(via Alex Harrington, Penn State University)

With the new academic year coming up soon (or perhaps, for some of you, already begun!), we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank our 2020-2021 FYAL (First Year Academic Librarian) bloggers Valerie Moore and Kevin Adams. We’d also like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year.

FYAL bloggers typically publish posts monthly during the academic year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, applications are due by Monday, September 13. Send an email (please include “ACRLog FYAL” in the subject line) to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu that includes the following.

  • a sample blog post
  • a brief note describing your job and your interest in blogging at ACRLog

Proposals are evaluated by the ACRLog blog team. When selecting FYAL bloggers we consider the following.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/gender/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, research universities, etc.) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, instruction, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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

(via ACRL)

The ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section) Professional Development Committee welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Presenters are responsible for recruiting their own co-presenters and panelists. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2021-2022.

  • Evolving Models for Public Services and Learning Spaces
  • Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Data Management and Visualization
  • Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

Complete the following form to submit an online program proposal. To receive full consideration for the 2021-2022 programming year, submissions should be received by Friday, September 24. Please submit proposals here. The committee will let you know if your proposal is accepted and next steps by late October.

Please direct questions to Samantha Harlow or Laura Gariepy, Co-Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu and slharlow@uncg.edu. The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

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(via Nancy Turner, Temple University)

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington Libraries (UW) will continue to jointly plan and co-sponsor the Library Assessment Conference (LAC), with the next conference planned for Fall 2022.  The conference steering committee plays an important role in conference direction and support. Conference co-chairs Steve Hiller (UW) and Nancy Turner (Temple University) are seeking 2022 LAC committee members who are passionate about assessment and experienced with conference planning.  We are committed to diversity and addressing structural inequity and encourage applicants who address those principles.

The LAC steering committee serves under the direction of the conference co-chairs and will also work closely with an excellent planning team at ARL. Key responsibilities of steering committee members include the following:

1.  Participate in conference program planning and meetings, virtual and in-person.
2.  Review proposal submissions and participate in proposal selection meeting
3.  Provide logistical support at the conference as needed
4.  Help promote the conference to the library community
5.  Make final decision on content including keynotes, presentations, and other events
6.  Recommend Library Assessment Career Achievement Awardee

The time commitment for a steering committee member will be an average of 4 to 8 hours per month. The term for this position will begin as soon as it is filled and will end at the conclusion of the Library Assessment Conference in late 2022. Conference fees are waived for Committee members and, if there is an in-person conference, transportation and three nights lodging will be covered.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to express their interest and to indicate in a brief paragraph, why this committee is of particular interest in advancing their work and that of the assessment community, and to indicate how their contributions reflect ARL’s guiding principles, specifically as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. Please provide this information, as well as other pertinent information, using this form. You can also use the form to nominate someone else and we will send them the EOI notice with the link to the application form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 10.

Please contact Steve Hiller (hiller@uw.edu) or Nancy Turner (nancy.turner@temple.edu) if you have any questions.

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(via Dr. Africa Hands, East Carolina University)

Join the ALA Library Research Round Table for a free webinar, “Co-Creating Knowledge in LIS Research: An Indigenous Researcher’s Approach”. The event will take place on Friday, August 27, starting at 1:00 PM CDT.

Dr. Sandy Littletree will lead a discussion on an approach to research based on Indigenous research methodologies and philosophies. The co-creation approach requires reflective and contemplative practices; long-term relationships of trust; an emphasis on the iterative processes of design, development and modification; and building healthy relationships with project partners.

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 Sara Scheib, University of Iowa)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Open Research Discussion Group is inviting proposals for virtual presentations. Possible formats might include either lightning talks (10-15 minutes), full session talks (30-45 minutes), or panel discussions (45-60 minutes. You do not need to be a DSS member in order to present, so please share this opportunity widely. We would love to feature your open research-related work and ideas

Possible topics might include (but aren’t limited to) the following.

  • COVID-19 and open research
  • open research projects or programs related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • open tools and workflows
  • examples of open science and open scholarship projects
  • incorporating open research into teaching and the curriculum
  • ethical questions around open research
  • funding for open projects and initiatives
  • developing open-focused library services
  • staffing models to support open research
  • open research and reproducibility
  • open peer review

Please submit your proposal by Friday, September 10, via our submission form for initial consideration.

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