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(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.

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(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.

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(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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(via Britt Fagerheim, Utah State University)

Please join the ACRL Science & Technology Section Government Information Committee for an online discussion, “Government Public Health Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, with three health sciences speakers, who will be discussing how they are sharing information and providing access to data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Thursday, August 6 – 3:00 PM CDT

Registration (required, but no cost to attend): here

The speakers will cover the following topics.

  • responding to clinical, educator and researcher requests about testing, treatment, training, and access to and use of COVID-19 data sets
  • challenges of providing information and data about COVID-19 – recommendations as to how librarians can support researchers and students with government health/medical information and data
  • how a federal agency is providing access to information for consumers, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry

The speakers are:

  • Zoe Pettway Unno, Ph.D., MLIS, Network of the National Library of Medicine
  • Renu Lal, Pharm-D, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Joseph Nicholson, MLIS, MPH, CPH,  New York University Langone Health & Grossman School of Medicine
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(via the Association for Information Science and Technology )

A half-day virtual symposium hosted by The Association for Information Science and Technology’s Special Interest Group for the  Arts & Humanities will be filled with educational insight pertaining to data curation and visualization from various information professionals from the United States.

The symposium starts with a presentation about three methodological approaches for (re)constructing the information structure of a Chicago public housing community archive utilizing photographic and manuscript items found in the Henry Booth Settlement House archive. The next presentation will be a map visualization project about the COVID-19 spread developed specifically for creating effective policy making based on the discoveries of disease spread and human behaviors built from cell phone data.

To support those staying at home during this pandemic, the next presentation will give details on how to create a maker space for fiber pattern creations to embroider from digital images. Fans of rare illuminated manuscripts will celebrate the resources. Through an exploration of visualization-based research, this symposium promises to enhance our understanding of the arts & humanities within the context of society’s pressing issues.

Agenda

11:00 AM — Welcome and information about ASIS&T SIG-AH

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM — (Re) Constructing an African American Communal Space: An Information Analysis of a Chicago Public Housing Archive, 1955-1970

1:00 – 2:00 PM — COVID-19 Visualizations of Disease Spread and Human Behaviors for Effective Policy Making

2:00 – 3:00 PM — Makerspaces expand with new fiber art projects

This is a free symposium for ASIS&T members, and $25 for all non-members.  This symposium is open to all. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

As the result of a recent resignation from the RAILS Board, we are looking for an academic library staff member from a RAILS library to fill the remainder of a term that ends June 30, 2023.

The successful candidate will be asked to actively participate in 11 board meetings per year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, board members have the option of participating in meetings via Zoom. They can also participate in person at our Burr Ridge service center or via videoconference at our Coal Valley or East Peoria service centers, provided that they meet social distancing and other safety requirements.

We are looking for someone to help keep RAILS up to date on issues affecting academic libraries and to make sure other academic library members are aware of all the programs/services RAILS has to offer. The RAILS Board Member Job Description provides more information on duties and requirements. RAILS also seeks candidates that reflect the diversity of the RAILS membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors.

If you work at a RAILS academic library and are interested in filling this important position, please complete the nomination form on our website by Monday, August 10. The RAILS Board Executive Committee will interview candidates and make a selection. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Witt, RAILS Marketing & Communications Director, at mary.witt@railslibraries.info.

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(via Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, University of Oregon)

Registration information for Part 2 is listed on the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group’s LibGuide page. Just below the information about the upcoming session you’ll see the recordings and slides from Part 1.

Interactive Online Learning Webinar Series: Part 2, Friday, July 24

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group invites you to attend our free webinar series on Interactive Online Learning. Each one-hour webinar will include three presentations on either learning strategies or tools to enhance your interactive online learning practices. These webinars are open to everyone regardless of membership.

The second session will happen on Friday, July 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Register for the session by following the link from the HSIG libguide noted above. [The listserv seems to enjoy making links difficult to use.] After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The final webinar in this series will be offered at the same (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT) on Friday, August 7. Reserve the date, and we will release the registrations shortly!

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