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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.

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(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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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. 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. (Attendance at these events is not required, however.)

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.

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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.

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(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.

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(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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