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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Registration is open for the next NISO (National Information Standards Organization) virtual conference, on the important and timely topic of effective data management. It will last from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 29. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Kristi Holmes, Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University.

Data management is increasingly seen as an essential component of scholarly and scientific research. This includes the need for robust data collection strategies, and for the appropriate management, handling, and preservation of data. But is this being achieved? What practices are seen as worthwhile and fit for purpose? Which processes need improving? Do researchers have access to the right tools and services? What new challenges are emerging?

Registration (discounted for NISO members) includes an unlimited number of attendees from your organization, so sign up now–and spread the word to your colleagues!

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(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

We invite you to come together again for the 2021 joint conference of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of the Medical Library Association! The conference will be held October 13-15 (Wednesday-Friday) and will be completely virtual. Attend from work or home!

The conference will feature the following types of presentations.

  • ​live-streamed programs
  • 12 Research Papers
  • 12 Posters
  • 16 Lightning Talks
  • Exhibitor Showcase

Presentation topics will include the following.

  • Career Development & Recruiting
  • Collaboration & Outreach
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The keynote speakers and their talks are Nisha Mody, “How Can We Foster ‘Access Intimacy’ and Slow Down?: Reflections from COVID-19”, and Ashley Ritter, “Those Nerdy Girls: Translating Science via Social Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Some of the other benefits of attending the conference are below.

  • attending exhibitor showcases where you can learn about new offerings and tools
  • participating in fun and interactive events
  • connecting and networking with other conference attendees

More information about the event is available here. To register, please go here. The rate is $25.00 for both members and non-members.

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(via ALA)

The American Library Association’s Executive Board has announced that LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, originally scheduled for San Antonio, Texas, will take place virtually. The meeting will still last from January 21 to 24 (Friday-Monday).

“Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and surge of its variants coupled with the size, scope and location of LibLearnX, it is necessary to cancel the in-person portion of the event,” said ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong. “As such, the Executive Board voted to transition the in-person portion of LLX in January 2022 to a virtual-only conference.”

LibLearnX, ALA’s all-new January event, is a member-focused conference designed to motivate, inspire, and engage discussions that will shape the future of libraries and their communities. LibLearnX will feature active and applied learning, networking opportunities for library professionals, and celebrations of the positive impact libraries have on society.

Registration for Virtual LibLearnX opens on Friday, October 15. For more information on the meeting, please go here.

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Registration Open for Chicago Research Summit (Online Fri., Oct. 15)

(via Arlie Sims, Columbia College Chicago)

Mark your calendars for the second Chicago Research Summit. Themed Exploring Chicago’s Stories: Enhancing Student Learning Through Chicago-Based Research​, this year’s event will take place online Friday, October 15.

Here’s a unique opportunity to learn from over 50 speakers across Chicago who will be discussing best practices in place-based research and pedagogy. Learn about team-based research projects that foster student engagement using Chicago as a rich resource tool and listen to presenters share their efforts in enhancing research based curricula focused on Chicago.​

The 2021 Chicago Research Summit is free and will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Registration is required to attend. To register, please go here.

Direct any questions to Arlie Sims, Head of Reference and Instruction at the Columbia College Chicago Library, or Jeanne M. Long, Executive Director of the Chicago Collections Consortium. Please see below for contact information.

Arlie Sims
Head of Reference and Instruction
Columbia College Chicago

Jeanne M. Long
Executive Director
Chicago Collections Consortium
P 773.325.7587
T @ChiCollections
W chicagocollections.org

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(via Kristen Adams, Miami University of Ohio)

Registration for the 2021 Midwest Data Librarian Symposium is now open! The cost of registration is free for all attendees.

Now in its seventh year, the Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) is intended to provide Midwest-located library professionals who support research data services the chance to network and expand their data-related knowledge base and skill sets. The free symposium is open to all who wish to attend, including those from the Midwest and beyond as well as librarians in training.

MDLS21 will take place virtually during the afternoons of October 18-20 (Monday-Wednesday). The schedule of panel presentations, lighting talks, and discussion sessions is still under construction and will be available soon on our website. The meeting link will be shared with registrants closer to the conference dates. Registration is free and will be capped at 250. We anticipate that spots will fill up quickly. If you miss your chance, please use the registration form to sign up for the waitlist.

To register, please go here. Contact us at mwdatalibsym@gmail.com or on Twitter at @MW_DataLibSym if you have any questions about registration, accessibility support, or other event details.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Abstract submissions are officially open! The 2022 National Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts for immersion sessions, papers, posters, and lightning talks. There will be two rounds for submissions:

  • Round 1: Contributed papers and immersion sessions (Wednesday, August 18 – Wednesday, October 13, 2021)
  • Round 2: Posters and lightning talks (Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Wednesday, January 26, 2022)

Acceptance notices for papers and immersion sessions will be sent on December 6. Abstracts that are not accepted in Round 1 can be resubmitted for poster and lightning talks in Round 2. Acceptance notices for posters and lightning talks will be sent on February 21, 2022.

To submit an abstract, go here. If you do not have an MLA account, you will need to create one first.

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract will be categorized into one of seven MLA Areas of Practice:

  • Clinical Support
  • Education
  • Global Health & Health Equity
  • Information Management
  • Information Services
  • Innovation & Research Practice
  • Professionalism & Leadership

Contributed papers are 10-15 minute presentations that are program description abstracts related to products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, and services conducted by librarians and information professions or are research abstracts on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Immersion sessions are up to 75 minutes of “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include interactive panel presentations, role-playing, gamification, discussions, working groups, and other activities engaging with the audience.

Additional FAQs are available here.

The 2022 meeting is currently scheduled to take place in person from May 2 to 7 (Monday-Saturday) in New Orleans, LA. Please check here for additional information and updates as they become available.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) group will hold its 2021 Medical History Symposium on Thursday, September 30, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. This year’s meeting will take place online.

Registration is free to both members of CAMA and non-members.

The meeting will include an exploration of topics related to Chicago medical history. Specific speakers and their sessions are below.

  • “A History of Anatomy Education at Rush Medical College”
    Amy Beresheim, PhD
    Rush Medical College
  • “Learning By Doing: My Midyear Experiences Working on a Film Digitization Grant”
    Katie Lattal, MA
    Galter Health Sciences Library
    Northwestern University
  • “‘Every earthly thing but its character:’ A Hospital’s Survival After the Chicago Fire”
    Susan Sacharski, Archivist
    Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
  • “Northwestern University Medical School: Milestones and Vignettes”
    Edward Winslow, MD
    Northwestern University

To register, go here. Please direct any questions to Kelly Reiss, at kelly.reiss@rosalindfranklin.edu.

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(via Jeremy Gunnoe, Howard University)

On Tuesday, September 14, and Wednesday, September 15, the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library and the Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. Law Library at Howard University will hold a two half-day virtual symposium with a focus on the Challenges and Legal Implications of Misinformation in Health Disparities and Health Policies that Affect Minority Groups in the U.S. Keynote speakers include Dr. Robert Pearl, author of Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care–And Why We’re Usually Wrong and Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients; and Olajumoke Obayanju, Director of the National Racial Equity Initiative (NREI) for Social Justice at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF).

Registration is free. To view the daily agendas and sign up for the event, go here. Please note that a Zoom account is necessary to register for and participate in the meeting.

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(via Corliss Lee–University of California, Berkeley)

The 2021 LAUC-B (Librarian’s Association of the University of California, Berkeley) Conference Committee is thrilled to announce that registration* is open for our biennial conference. This year’s theme is, “Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices”. The conference will be held online October 5-6 (Monday-Tuesday); registration to the conference is free, and open now! Register here.

Librarians’ activities are embedded in and inherently tied to socio-political circumstances. This conference will emphasize and examine critical librarianship through the lens of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist work. Go here for the program, which has more information on the conference schedule and content. Attendees are asked to review the conference code of conduct in advance of the conference.

We have an inspiring program lined up; keynote presentations will be delivered by Dr. Clara Chu, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lalitha Nataraj, from California State University, San Marcos.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an exciting and challenging event. Please spread the word and forward this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested!  Our conference hashtag is #laucb2021. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the committee members listed below. We’re looking forward to seeing you on October 5-6!

*Registration will be capped at 300 attendees with 100 spots reserved for University of California employees.

We recognize that the UC (University of California) Libraries Forum is occurring the same month. “Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices” is a separate conference with a separate registration.

LAUC-B Conference Committee (all members work at University of California campuses):

Paromita Biswas, UCLA (Los Angeles campus); Kelsey Brown, UCI (Irvine campus); Kristina Bush, UCB (Berkeley campus); Lia Friedman, UCSD (San Diego campus); Ann Glusker, UCB (Berkeley); Shannon Kealey, UCB (Berkeley campus), co-chair; Corliss Lee (Berkeley campus), co-chair; Natalie Marquez, UCI (Irvine campus); Jin Moon, UCSD (San Diego campus); Erica Newcome, UCB (Berkeley campus); Liladhar Pendse, UCB (Berkeley campus); Scott Peterson, UCB (Berkeley campus); and Christina Velazquez Fidler, UCB (Berkeley campus)

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Amigos Library Services is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference, “Facing the Future of Resource Sharing”. Take a closer look at the future of resource sharing on Wednesday, December 8, as we explore resource sharing trends on the horizon and ways of providing patrons with better access to library collections and services outside of our building and within our reach. No one library can fulfil all user information needs, so going it alone is not an option. Libraries have long relied on sharing resources and active partnerships and continue to do so today.

Assistant University Librarian for Scholarly Collection Services at Princeton University and the 2017 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award recipient, Peter Bae, will kick off the day with a keynote address on resource sharing beyond the pandemic. Then through engaging presentations and talks during the day, you will have the opportunity to learn about how other libraries are changing the future of resource sharing. Do not forget, as a benefit of Amigos membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!

Potential topics include the following.

  • Licensing and purchasing models
  • Digital lending models and licensing
  • New initiatives that include EDI, digital and hardcopy lending
  • Cooperative acquisition and cataloging
  • User experience and user needs of resource sharing
  • Enhanced workflows
  • Trends in resource sharing
  • Electronic reserves and document delivery
  • Responding to new community needs in resource sharing
  • And more!

Please submit your proposal here by Tuesday, September 28.

Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, please check the event website, or contact Jodie Borgerding, at borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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