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(via Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group invites you to join us virtually for two presentations on:

Date: Tuesday, June 23

Time: 12:00 PM CDT

Place: Zoom

The following will be 20-minute presentations with a five-minute question session:

Cataloging Virtual Reality programming: why and how — Joy DuBose, Assistant Professor, Special Collections Cataloger at Mississippi State University Libraries

When video games really came to the forefront, there were arguments as to whether these materials should be offered by libraries and whether or not they should be cataloged. Now with the appearance of virtual reality (VR), which has games and programming that are mostly in digital format, these arguments are returning. Many libraries are questioning whether or not to add this technology, and whether to catalog it.

While VR has taken off in many ways in the public arena, libraries are somewhat slower to do so. The Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University has embraced VR. Through the library students, faculty, and non-university affiliates can experience VR on several different systems. However, questions were soon raised on how exactly do we catalog VR programming? This presentation examines the question of should these materials be cataloged, the different questions that arose during the process, and the workflow that was created to catalog these materials.

Merging all Acquisitions functions into one cohesive unit: a case study at University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Jennifer Culley, Lead Acquisitions Librarian, Continuing Resources & Collections, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

I am the Lead Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I started in October of 2019. My position was tasked with pulling together two units into one. One unit was responsible for one time purchases, including material receiving and invoice processing. The other area was tasked with ongoing resources acquisitions which also would include invoice processing in addition to all access issues such as activation, troubleshooting and cancellation. In addition to merging these two areas together the library was also about to hit two years post migration to a new library system. This presentation will explain the division of duties for these areas, how I merged them together, as well as how I pulled together the staff into one cohesive unit. Also, as not all library systems have the same capabilities, I would like to share how I am evaluating processes and procedures and making changes to better align with the opportunities available in the new system. This presentation is to serve as a case study for how this can be done, and hopefully allow the audience to get ideas for their own libraries, as well as allow for questions.

Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its 8th annual Online Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 29. The showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment, where presenters demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction. The program, focused on the theme “Fresh Starts and Restarts: Growing Beyond Your Comfort Zone”, will feature brief presentations from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, along with a virtual lunch hour from 12:00 to 12:30 PM, during which participants can socialize, network, and talk about instruction with their colleagues from across CARLI.

For more information, and to register, please go here.  The deadline for registering is Thursday, May 28. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association has released the results of its 2020 Executive Board elections. Congratulations to HSLI members Marielle McNeal, Hines Medical Library and Veterans Health and Information Library, who won the election for the academic libraries Director-at-Large seat, and Laura, Barnes, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), who is the newly-elected Director-at-Large for special libraries. The full list of results is below.

Jeanne Hamilton, Bloomington Public Library – Elected
David Seleb, Oak Park Public Library

Karolyn Nance, Bartlett Public Library – Elected
Carmen Patlan, Highwood Public Library

Rick Meyer, Decatur Public Library – Elected
Amy Byers, Chatham Public Library

Marielle McNeal, Hines Medical Library and Veterans Health and Information Library – Elected
Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University

Laura Barnes, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – Elected
Laura Turner, Caterpillar, Inc.

The results of the 2020 IACRL elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are now available. Congratulations to the newly-elected Vice-President/President-Elect, HSLI member Emily Gilbert of Rasmussen College, and the newly-elected Secretary/Treasurer, Qiana Johnson of Northwestern University! Their terms will start at the conclusion of the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting at this fall’s ILA Annual Conference.

The vote totals and percentages are below. Thank you very much to all of the candidates who ran in this year’s elections.

Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College–39 out of 75 votes (52.0%)
Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System–36 out of 75 votes (48.0%)

Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University–24 out of 75 votes (32.0%)
Amanda Musacchio, College of DuPage–20 out of 75 vo?tes (26.7%)
Kim Tipton, McHenry County College–16 out of 75 votes (21.3%)
Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University–15 out of 75 votes (20.0%)

Out of 154 IACRL members, 75 cast ballots, for a turnout of 48.7 percent. Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s elections.

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

Reminder: RAILS Board Elections Open Through Friday, May 8

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of RAILS)

If you are at a RAILS member library, please vote, or encourage your library director to vote.

RAILS libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) are urged to vote in the RAILS Board election by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8. You can review brief summaries for each candidate before completing the 2020 RAILS Board ballot.

Each RAILS member library may cast one ballot on behalf of the library agency. For school districts and other agencies with multiple library locations, the vote is cast on behalf of the agency as a whole, not a vote from each location. Each library designates one person who will vote; generally, it is either the library director or the board president. Your library may vote on all seats, regardless of your library type.

A map showing the library locations of the current RAILS Board and all 2020 candidates is available here. RAILS seeks a board that reflects the diversity of our membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors. Because the RAILS Board helps shape the future of the system, your vote is very important. Please vote today!

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

Reminder: ILA and IACRL Elections Open Through Thursday, April 30

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The biographical statements for ILA Board candidates are available here. Polls opened on Wednesday, April 1, and they will close on Thursday, April 30. All personal members of the association are eligible to vote. Paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one.

E-mail ila@ila.org if you believe your membership was current as of March 31, but you did not receive a ballot.

The IACRL Nominating Committee has announced the 2020 candidas for election to the IACRL Board. Biographical statements are available here. The polls opened electronically on Wednesday, April 1, and they will close on Thursday, April 30. Please note: one must be a member of IACRL, in addition to having personal membership in ILA, to be eligible to vote.

E-mail ila@ila.org if you believe your membership was current as of March 31, but you did not receive a ballot.

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Deadline for RAILS Board Nominations Extended to Friday, April 3

(via RAILS)

RAILS still needs nominations for the following positions on our board:

  • One academic library representative (to be filled by an individual employed by a RAILS academic library)
  • Three public library trustees (to be filled by board members at RAILS public libraries)
  • One school library representative (to be filled by an individual employed by a RAILS school library)
  • One at large representative (to be filled by an individual representing any type of RAILS library – academic, public, school, or special)

Terms for all positions begin on July 1, 2020. Terms for the academic library representative, public library trustees, and school library representative end on June 30, 2023. The term for the at large representative ends on June 30, 2022. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, April 3, at 5:00 PM.

The RAILS Board meets 11 times per year at sites throughout the RAILS service area (travel costs are reimbursed). Board members may attend meetings in person or at a RAILS videoconference location.

We are looking for candidates that reflect the diversity of the RAILS membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors. For more information on duties and responsibilities, view the RAILS Board Member Job Description. After you have read the job description, complete this nomination form.

We realize that our libraries currently have a lot on their minds! We also want to ensure that we have strong board candidates to continue to help lead RAILS and our members into the future. If you are eligible to run for one of the open seats, please consider submitting your nomination. If you are a public library director and have a board member you think would be a good fit for the RAILS Board, please contact them and encourage them to run for one of the open public library trustee seats. Questions? Contact Mary Witt, RAILS Communications Director, at mary.witt@railslibraries.info.

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(via Tim Klassen, University of Alberta)

The EDI task force recently completed a report that recommends a number of activities and projects to improve the equity, diversity, and inclusiveness of STS. The task force’s charge has been extended one year in order to begin implementation of the report’s 13 immediate and short-term recommendations. The task force is soliciting at least 4 additional volunteers to aid in this implementation.

Task force appointment terms will begin in March of 2020, and continue through June of 2021.

Anyone interested in applying should fill out the ACRL volunteer form, available here.

Anyone who recently filled out the volunteer form and indicated an interest/willingness to serve on the EDI task force does NOT need to fill out the form again, unless you would like to supply additional information.

The task force asks that you fill out the demographic information questions on the volunteer form to help achieve task force diversity. Volunteers are also welcome to note how their participation on the committee would help achieve this goal.

Applications are due no later than Tuesday, March 10, with appointments sent soon afterward. Volunteering questions can be directed to Rachel Borchardt, at borchard@american.edu.

Thank you for your consideration in helping to make our section more diverse, welcoming and inclusive, as well as a more equitable place for the advancement of science librarianship.

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

(via Vanessa Lawrence, ACRL Science & Technology Section)

On Thursday, March 12, at 1:00 PM CDT, please join the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month Kelee Pacion, Biology Librarian at Princeton University Library will lead our discussion: Incorporating Wikipedia into the Sciences.

Discussion Description: In this chat, Kelee will share ideas about teaching a variety of classes on the topic of how to engage with and edit Wikipedia in the sciences.  This includes working with the Wiki.Edu community, and teaching a credit bearing course on Applied Science Communication at Cornell University.  The discussion will include how Kelee has transferred her idea to a new position at a Princeton University and talk about some of the issues she encountered on introducing this concept at both universities.

Before the discussion, Kelee asks that you familiarize yourself with the topic here. Please go here to register for the chat before the designated time. Test your technology compatibility with Zoom here.

Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please send your inquiries to Kristen Cooper, at mailto:coope377@umn.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year.

Appointments begin July 1, and most committee members serve two-year terms. The deadline to submit a committee interest form is Sunday, March 15.

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(via ACRL)

Mary Ellen K. Davis, executive director of the Association of College & Research (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced her retirement, effective April 24, 2020.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the academic and research library community through my various roles at ACRL,” Davis reflected. “I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish working together with passionate members and a dedicated staff.”

Davis has led ACRL since 2001, the longest serving executive director in ACRL’s more than 75-year history. She first came to ALA in 1984 as assistant director for the NEH-funded “Let’s Talk About it” Program, and from there held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in ACRL, including editor and publisher of C&RL News, manager of professional development, and associate director, culminating with her appointment as executive director.

During her tenure as executive director, Davis oversaw innovations and programs that helped academic and research librarians advance learning, transform scholarship, and document their contributions to the broader campus and higher education communities. She expanded ACRL’s professional development opportunities, including transforming the ACRL Conference and developing the ACRL RoadShow program; stewarded the move to open access for ACRL’s journals; and strengthened the association’s focus on advocacy and relationships with higher education associations.

ACRL will celebrate Davis’ significant accomplishments in leading the profession at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Read more about Davis and her accomplishments on ACRL Insider.

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