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(via Jen Masciadrelli, CARLI)

The CARLI Office is seeking volunteers to serve on a short-term advisory group to help develop initial workflows and best practices for Acquisitions in Alma. We are interested in documenting workflows for both print and electronic acquisitions in Alma, for both monograph and serial ordering. We have heard anecdotal feedback at training and through support that people are interested in a workflow perspective for Acquisitions, and are hoping volunteers can help us document those in the following areas:

  • Manual ordering
    • searching and selecting bibs in the Network Zone, Worldcat, and Community Zone
  • Automated functionality
    • EOD
    • EDI
    • PDA/DDA workflows
  • Other functionality and workflows as time allows

This advisory group will meet once a week from approximately February 24-April 10, but requires a time commitment outside of the meeting time for each member to work on experimenting and documenting their experiences. Meetings will be recorded and available for review each week.

If you are interested in volunteering please send a note to support@carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinois.edu> indicating your availability for an hour meeting during the following times:

  • Tuesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Friday Mornings

Deadline to Volunteer: February 17.

Notifications: February 19-20.

First meeting: Week of February 24.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

Just a quick reminder that the deadline to volunteer for any ACRL committee is Friday, February 14. The University Libraries Section encourages everyone to submit a volunteer form.

Submit a volunteer form if:

  • You are not on a committee and want to give back to the profession
  • You are not on a committee and are looking for national service opportunities
  • Your term on a committee is ending and you want to serve another term on that committee
  • Your term on a committee is ending and you want to serve on a different committee
  • Your term on a committee is not ending but you want to add another opportunity to your service efforts

ULS have a variety of committees and discussion groups. All of our committees do virtual work and most do not require attendance to either the MidWinter meeting or Annual Conference (of course, we are happy for you to attend either or both). Visit our LibGuides for more information about our service opportunities.

You can find more information about volunteering on the ACRL volunteer web page.

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

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

Are social media platforms your thing? Please consider joining the IACRL Communications Committee and helping to engage the public through our Facebook and Twitter accounts (via Hootsuite). Spread the word about IACRL, its committees’ activities, and upcoming events!

If interested, please contact me at ka-bowers-sharpe@wiu.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

If you would like to find out more about submitting a proposal, join members of the ACRL 2021 Conference Committee for a free hour-long webcast at 1:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, to get information on how to put forward your best ACRL Conference proposal. (Convert additional time zones online.)

During this live webcast, committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on the overall process and show examples of successful proposals. Discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission, maximize your chances of acceptance, and ask any questions you may have.


Beth McNeil, ACRL 2021 Conference Chair
Lee LeFleur, ACRL 2021 Panel Sessions Committee Co-Chair
Willie Miller, ACRL 2021 Invited Presentations Committee Co-Chair
Kathy Parsons, ACRL 2021 Roundtable Discussions Committee Co-Chair
Paul Sharpe, ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference Committee Co-Chair
Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development

Submit your free registration online. A recording of the session will be available on the ACRL 2021 website shortly after the live event.

Check out the complete ACRL 2021 Call for Participation to learn more, or contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions.

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

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presenters for a panel discussion on fresh approaches to evaluating information, to be presented via webinar on April 1, 2020. https://www.carli.illinois.edu/InstructionWebinar200401

As our students grapple with various forms of alternative facts, what tools or frameworks can instruction librarians employ to help them effectively determine what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what’s somewhere in between?

Interested presenters (either individuals or groups) should submit an approximately 100-word description of the approach or strategy they’d like to discuss.

Submit your proposal here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InstructionProposal20200401.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Please contact committee co-chair Amy Hall (ahall17@nl.edu), or the CARLI Office (support@carli.illinois.edu), with any questions.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

Want to make a difference in the Illinois academic librarian community? Looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? Consider running for an Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) office!

Two offices, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President/President-Elect, are on the ballot each spring. The Secretary/Treasurer serves a one-year term. The Vice-President/President-Elect serves a year in that position, followed by a year as President and another year as Past President. All terms begin and end at the conclusion of the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting, at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference each October.

The responsibilities of each office are listed in Article VII of the IACRL Bylaws (https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-bylaws). The IACL Executive Board conducts most of its work via e-mail and monthly conference calls, with opportunities to meet face-to-face at the ILA Orientation Session in July and the ILA Annual Conference.

If you would be interested in running for either office, or you would like to nominate a colleague, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL Past President and Nominating Committee Chair, at eedwards@ilsos.gov, no later than Friday, March 6. Candidates will need to submit a biography and picture, for inclusion on the ballot, by Sunday, March 15. The elections will run from April 1 to April 30, and IACRL will announce the winners in early May.

Please note that membership in IACRL is a requirement to run for office. One must be a member by the time the elections open, on April 1. To join IACRL, one will need to be a personal member of the Illinois Library Association, but there is no additional cost to become an IACRL member.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Edwards.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The IHLS Nominating Committee is preparing for the 2020 election cycle and has opened the nomination process. The open seats include one academic library representative, who will serve a three-year term.

If your library is part of the IHLS service area and you are interested in appearing on the election ballot, complete the nomination survey by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11.

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

Call for Volunteers: IACRL Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee

(via IACRL)

IACRL is seeking volunteers for an ad-hoc bylaws committee. The committee’s tasks are to review and amend the IACRL bylaws in 2020. The chair is Rob Morrison, National Louis University.

If interested, please contact Rob, at Rob.Morrison@nl.edu.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in getting involved in statewide professional service? Consider serving on an ILA committee! Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year.

Appointments begin July 1, 2020, and most committee members serve two-year terms. More information is available here.

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

(via ACRL)

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Jon E. Cawthorne invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2020-21 division or section committee. The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Friday, February 14, 2020. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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