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(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

Registration is now open for the next Current Issues Panel Discussion by the ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Engagement Committee. The webinar, titled “Privacy Literacy Reboot: Grounding Practice in Theory”, will take place on Friday, December 4, at 1:00 PM CDT. The moderators for the panel discussion will be Alexandria Chisholm and Sarah Hartman-Caverly of Pennsylvania State University. The panelists will be Symphony Bruce of American University, Claire Lobdell of Greenfield Community College, and Andrew Wesolek of Vanderbilt University. More information is below.

With growing social justice issues related to algorithmic bias and the disparate impact of surveillance, it is more important than ever for librarians to assume leadership in advocating for and educating about privacy literacy (PL). Participants will gain working knowledge of contemporary privacy challenges and solutions to build professional self-efficacy, access the moderators’ PL toolkit featuring resources to develop future PL programming, and leave inspired to lead PL education and advocacy initiatives.

This webinar is free and open to all. A recording will be made available after the session.

Register now, as space is limited.  Find out more by reading the discussion digest.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum, or SNAP, for the first webinar in its Career Pathway Talk Series, “A College Student’s Best Friend: The Academic Librarian”. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 11, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

While college and university students often spend hours sitting in their schools’ libraries studying, many are never aware of one of the most useful resources there: the academic librarians. From helping students find resources for their papers and conducting library instruction sessions, to curating special collections and developing strategies for equity and open access, academic librarians can be a crucial part of students’ academic success.

Panelists will discuss their experiences within academic libraries, including how to utilize skills from previous careers to engage students and garner administrative support. Registration is required for this webinar. More information, including biographies of the presenters and the link to register, is available here.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

Call for Nominations: ILA Executive Board (Deadline Fri., Oct. 23)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board Election. In April 2021, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for five Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 School Library, 1 Academic Library representative, and the ALA Councilor. These are three-year terms beginning July 2021 and ending June 2024.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations 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 2021 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; 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 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Molly Beestrum, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at molly@beestrum.com.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

The RAILS Board is forming an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and we are looking for staff from our member libraries to participate, along with a few members of our board and a few RAILS staff serving as ex-officio members.

The Committee charge is the following.

  • to develop a shared understanding of the nature of systemic racism and bias in libraries and library-related organizations and how to combat it
  • to advise the RAILS Board and staff about appropriate equity and accountability goals to which RAILS and libraries should aspire
  • to recommend ways to assess progress toward achieving those goals

The Committee will also help to: identify barriers in libraries and the library field and solutions to eliminate them; develop ideas and programs to increase awareness about systemic racism and bias among member libraries, staff and boards; and facilitate systemwide discussion about EDI.

We are looking for volunteers from all sizes and types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special), as well as staff from all different organizational levels. We would also like the Committee to reflect the diversity of the RAILS membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors. A keen interest and passion for EDI are a must!

If interested, please e-mail Deirdre Brennan, RAILS Executive Director, at dee.brennan@railslibraries.info. Include a brief paragraph on why you think you would be a good addition to this Committee. The deadline to express interest is Friday, October 16.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Are you interested in library advocacy and outreach? Want to help RAILS libraries tell their story and make the case for increased support/funding? Apply to be a My Library Is.. Advisory Group member!

RAILS is seeking seven volunteers to help publicize the campaign and make people more aware of resources on the My Library Is… website. Volunteers will be asked to help create new resources and write regular blog posts. To apply, please fill out this interest form by Friday, September 18. 

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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The topic for September of 2020 is “Imagining the Contemplative Academic Library”.

This month’s brainstorming discussion will focus on what academic libraries might look through a contemplative lens. What would a contemplative academic library feel like? What guiding ideas would support all who work in or visit the library? Come help us imagine what our future could look like.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. To register, go here. Please e-mail any questions to Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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

(via Dr. Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section) Professional Development Committee, or PDC, 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 2020-2021

  • 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 2020-2021 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 23. Please submit proposals here.

Direct any questions to Dr. Laura Gariepy and Samantha Harlow, 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.

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

(via Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College)

Are you looking for more ways to get involved with professional development? Do you want to meet more of your peers in academic libraries across Illinois? Would you like to give back to the Illinois academic library community? Join an IACRL Committee! IACRL is seeking members for all committees, plus a new task force for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Please fill out this form if you are interested. IACRL’s standing committees are as follows.

Conference and Continuing Education Committee

The committee shall provide workshops, conferences, symposium, classes and other educational experiences for members.

Membership Committee

The committee shall actively recruit and promote membership engagement and retention in IACRL. The committee shall work with the Vice President/President Elect to identify volunteers to serve on committees.

Communications Committee

The committee shall publish a newsletter at least twice a year (during the Fall and Spring). The general and managing editors shall be elected by the committee. The committee shall be responsible for the maintenance of the IACRL web site.

Awards Committee

The committee shall be responsible for the award of Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year and for any other awards the association deems appropriate. The committee shall submit award decisions to the Executive Committee.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

This task force will be created to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization, with more clearly defined goals to be determined by the task force membership.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are seeking to fill vacancies on the Awards Committee and the Best Practices Committee.

The Awards Committee administers the awards and recognition program of the association annually; publicizes the awards to attract qualified nominees; selects association-wide award winners.

The Best Practices Committee promotes excellence in the Illinois library community by identifying and amplifying innovative services, community outreach initiatives, and management procedures both for the association and for the profession as a whole. Seeks out best practices for emerging trends and issues in the profession by surveying current practices in the library community, recommending best practices for diverse sizes and types of libraries, and sharing these practices with the library community through relevant communication channels.

The opportunity to serve on an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members are required to maintain personal membership in the association during their term of service. Potential committee members must submit a committee interest form by Monday, September 1. To access the form, please go here.

Please note: If you complete and submit the committee interest form and you are not selected to serve, we will keep your information on file for future appointments and vacancies.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are seeking to fill vacancies on the Awards Committee and the Best Practices Committee.

The Awards Committee administers the awards and recognition program of the association annually; publicizes the awards to attract qualified nominees; selects association-wide award winners.

The Best Practices Committee promotes excellence in the Illinois library community by identifying and amplifying innovative services, community outreach initiatives, and management procedures both for the association and for the profession as a whole. Seeks out best practices for emerging trends and issues in the profession by surveying current practices in the library community, recommending best practices for diverse sizes and types of libraries, and sharing these practices with the library community through relevant communication channels.

The opportunity to serve on an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members are required to maintain personal membership in the association during their term of service. Potential committee members must submit a committee interest form by Monday, September 1. To access the form, please go here.

Please note: If you complete and submit the committee interest form and you are not selected to serve, we will keep your information on file for future appointments and vacancies.

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