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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and practices have been at the forefront of library services for several years. However, now we need to ask ourselves, are we not only talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to EDI. Are the EDI initiatives and plans we developed years ago actually working? Are we seeing an impact from these efforts in our communities and among our staff?

Join Amigos Library Services on Wednesday, December 2, for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise? We will take a closer look at EDI and explore what initiatives in your library have worked, ones that have not.

We are now accepting presentation proposals for this online conference. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

  • diversity audits and assessments of your library’s collection
  • implementation of universal design best practices in your library’s digital and physical spaces
  • successful strategies on engaging your library’s staff, community, and/or campus with EDI education and training
  • lessons learned in managing controversial EDI issues within your library’s workplace, community, and/or campus
  • archival and special collections management of materials from underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups
  • ways to reduce biases in cataloging
  • proven best practices for inclusive library instruction and critical information literacy
  • next steps in recruiting, retaining, and leading a diverse library workplace

Please submit your proposal here by Tuesday, September 29. 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, contact Jodie Borgerding, at borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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IACRL at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference

(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL is sponsoring IACRL @ ILA–a track of programming for academic librarians at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference. IACRL @ ILA programming is open to all conference attendees and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL @ ILA track.

In lieu of its traditional luncheon and membership meeting, IACRL is holding its membership meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. All IACRL members (and potential members) are invited to attend our virtual annual meeting. At the meeting, the IACRL president and committee chairs will give the annual report and our new officers will be installed. If time allows, we will also discuss ideas for the upcoming year for IACRL. This is a great opportunity to learn more about IACRL and get involved. Pre-registration is required to attend the meeting.

The IACRL President’s Program will feature Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., President of ACRL and the dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. While at WVU, Cawthorne’s commitment to diversity among academic librarians led to founding in 2015 of the Library Diversity Alliance, a four-institution residency program comprising WVU, American University, the University of Iowa, and Virginia Tech. In 2016, an inspired Association of College & Research Libraries Board voted to sponsor and support the Alliance under the ACRL aegis; today, Cawthorne chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites over 50 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

The Charleston Conference traditionally hosts preconference workshops and seminars on the days immediately preceding the main Conference. This year, since the conference has moved online, we’re hosting our pre- and post- conference workshops and seminars online as well. We’ve spread these sessions out during the month of October and November to avoid scheduling burnout during the week of the conference. Each session is jam-packed with hands-on activity and breakout discussions for the attendees, and will include several breaks. These are intended to be active learning sessions, not just another webinar to sit through. We have sessions on a wide range of topics–see this link below for more details.

Pricing: Unless otherwise indicated on the session description page below, half day sessions are $50 and full day sessions are $95.

Bulk Discount: Register for 2 or 3 sessions at the same time, and receive a 10% discount (use code CHS20-2WKSP). Register for 4 or more sessions at the same time, and receive a 20% discount (use code CHS20-4WKSP). Discounts cannot be applied retroactively if webinars are purchased separately – codes must be applied to a single transaction.

Registration is also open for the main Conference, to be held online the week of  November 2-6 (Monday-Friday). Register here, with rates and other details available here.

Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director, with questions: leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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(via the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Are you struggling to meet the virtual needs of your students, faculty and other users? Do you need to be inspired? Are you challenged by the perceived “silences” in your library, archives or museum? The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania, invites you to attend a virtual symposium on Monday, October 12, from 12:00 to 3:30 PM CDT.

This symposium, titled Silences in the LAMS:  Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic, explores issues of access and use that have arisen since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. Information on the keynote speaker is below. To see the full list of speakers, please click on the link at the bottom.

Keynote Speaker

Melissa Grafe, Ph.D.
John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Head of the Medical Historical Library
Yale University
Fear of the Digital Disease: Digital Surrogacy and Materiality in a COVID-19 World.

The link to the symposium will be distributed prior to the event.

Tickets are free. Register here by Friday, October 9.

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(via ACRL)

Thanks to everyone who submitted program proposals for ACRL 2021. So much exciting content was received that we need more time to decide how much we can accept in the current environment. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop notifications are expected to go out by the end of December 2020. We apologize for the delay and thank you in advance for your patience.

The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9, 2020. As a reminder of the new participation limits, all submitters (even those that already submitted in the spring) are eligible to be included as a presenter or co-presenter on a maximum of two additional proposals for the revised fall submission deadline, and can ultimately present a maximum of two times during the ACRL Conference. More information is available on the Conference website.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

We are thrilled with the overwhelming response for MDLS20!

We are aware that many Midwestern data professionals were unable to register, so we have added more registration tickets. PLEASE NOTE: These tickets are for Midwestern United States data professionals only. If there are still seats available prior to the Conference, we will extend the registration again to the rest of the US and internationally.

Registration is free for all attendees. To register, please go here.

MDLS20 will take place virtually during the afternoons of October 14-16 (Wednesday-Friday). The agenda can be seen on our website, and the meeting link will be shared with registrants closer to the Conference dates. Registration is capped. We anticipate that spots will fill up quickly.

Please contact us at mwdatalibsym@gmail.com, or on Twitter at @MW_DataLibSym, if you have any questions about registration or other event details.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The early bird rate deadline for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference is Monday, September 21. Don’t pay more if you don’t have to, so register today to secure the early-bird rate.

This year’s theme, “Many Libraries, One State: We ARE ILA”, is more important than it has ever been. In this trying time, it is reassuring to know that from large university libraries to one-person special libraries and all the libraries in between, we are strong, we are resilient, and we are united. Conference sessions include topics on advocacy, budget and finance, career advice, emerging technologies, equity, diversity and inclusion, marketing, open access, youth services and more! The Conference will also feature an array of speakers with diverse backgrounds, a virtual marketplace where attendees can meet with exhibitors, virtual networking opportunities, and poster sessions.

Don’t pay more, register today! To do so, please go here.

PLEASE NOTE: You can register to attend the conference now at the early bird rate and select the pay later option. If you have any questions about conference registration, e-mail ila@ila.org.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

A limited number of full scholarships for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference will be available to members of the Illinois library community who have been laid off or currently furloughed. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 20. To apply, please complete and submit the form available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, for “Like the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Sharing Innovations in Libraries”. This Amigos Library Services online conference will explore ways that library organizations and library professionals are innovating services, programs, and content in the face of adversity and constant change.

Early-bird registration ends Friday, September 11.

  • Amigos Member – Individual & Group: $ 0.00
  • Non-member – Early-Bird Individual $ 129.00
  • Non-member – Early-Bird Group $ 249.00
  • Library School Student (in a degree seeking program)$ 45.00

View the conference schedule, speaker information, and registration details here.

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(via Dr. Lea Briggs, Director of Library Services and Operations at Northwest Missouri State University)

Please join us online for the 20th annual Brick & Click Conference.  You can look forward to a day full of great content provided virtually by our wonderful presenters. Although we are sad we cannot connect with each of you in person, we are fortunate enough to be able to connect in the next best way – virtually! Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to “seeing” you on Friday, November 6.

To register, please go here. The deadline is Friday, October 30. Our adjusted registration fees and steps to register online can be found here.

Presentation topics include the following. See session descriptions and presenters here.

  • international students and navigating databases
  • response to Covid-19
  • building effective teams
  • teaching strategies
  • challenging students through reading
  • professional student employment
  • library WWI exhibit

To keep costs affordable, proceedings will be accessible online to all attendees. Attendees wanting a print copy of the proceedings will be able to purchase them from the registration page.

Check the Conference website for additional information.

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