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(via Dawn Behrend, ACRL North Carolina Chapter Chair)

The ACRL NC Chapter and the Community & Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) invites you to submit a proposal for their biennial virtual conference on Thursday, May 6. Proposals should align with our conference theme, Transforming Our Future: How Our Practices Today Inform Our Futures Tomorrow. We encourage proposals from all institution types and sizes in higher education. Example topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • evolving technological advancements and needs
  • impact of remote learning strategies
  • changing best practices
  • assisting students and faculty at the service desk
  • how outreach looks in a distanced world
  • onboarding challenges and opportunities
  • diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • information literacy strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners

Presentations will be 30-40 minutes in length followed by 10-15 minutes for questions, and will take place over Zoom. Selected presenters will have the opportunity to schedule a training session if they would like to familiarize themselves with Zoom.

Please submit your proposal here by Sunday, March 7. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, March 16.

Contact Dawn Behrend with any questions about the proposal process, at dawn.behrend@lr.edu. Academic and research librarians who are not North Carolina-based are welcome to submit proposals.

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(via Kayleen Jones, University of Minnesota Duluth)

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium, or LSLS, invite breakout-session proposals for our ninth conference, which will be held virtually on Friday, June 11. There will be no registration cost for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme, “Mapping Our Identity”, invites attendees to explore the varied identities of libraries and library workers and how those identities shift in response to external events, personal development, changes in communities, and more. At LSLS21, we will ask-and, we hope, start to answer-the questions of “Who are we?”, “Whom do we want to become?”, and “How are we getting there?.

Possibilities for presentation topics are below.

Redefining Boundaries

How have we, as individuals or organizations, broken barriers to create a new sense of who we are? How do we balance our work with our personal lives, especially as many of us now work from home? What do we do – and just as importantly, what don’t we do – to reinvigorate and advance our missions?

Expanding Our Reach

What partnerships have we been involved in, and how have they changed how we position ourselves? How have we reached out in response to recent national and global crises? What types of programming, marketing campaigns, tools, or services have we implemented to reach farther than we used to?

Defining Ourselves

How do our personal identities intertwine with the identity of being a library worker? What happens when we shift jobs or professions partway through our careers? How does learning about our past influence who we are and whom we’re becoming?

Protecting Our Identity

How do we ensure the security of the data we collect, the information and resources we steward, and the systems we use? How do we help our patrons protect their identities? How do we show that we value and advocate for the diverse identities of our communities, despite continued marginalization of and violence against some groups?

Perceiving Libraries

How are libraries perceived, by library workers and by our communities? What do we find helpful about how library workers are perceived, and what might we like to change? How do we capitalize on the positive perceptions or address what’s misunderstood?

Successful breakout-session presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices. 60-minute breakout sessions should include 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Panel presentations, particularly those representing a diversity of library types, sizes, and/or locations, are strongly encouraged. LSLS 2021 will be held virtually. The steering committee will provide more information about the virtual format to breakout session presenters upon notice of their presentation’s acceptance.

Breakout session presenters should submit proposals here. All proposals should be submitted by Sunday, March 14. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in April.

LSLS allows library staff to share their expertise, learn from their colleagues, and network to develop a stronger community of information professionals. Staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend. The event is organized and supported by library staff and educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin; for a full list of our supporters, go here.

For questions about proposals and submissions, please contact Lisa Wheeler, at ljwheele@d.umn.edu. A complete listing of speakers and agenda will be released in April.

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region)

Please join us for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This is a free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. The event will take place from March 24 to 26 (Wednesday through Friday).

The symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.


Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Why Attend?

  • re-energize your work by sharing/learning with like-minded individuals
  • learn practical skills to improve self-care starting immediately
  • gain burnout-mitigation skills and ideas to take back to your library
  • decrease sense of isolation amongst library staff
  • participating in this virtual symposium could help with ideas to provide your own virtual events in the future
  • the event provides 8 CE credits

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend. For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please e-mail nnlm-blossom@uiowa.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference (online October 12-14, Tuesday-Thursday), reflecting the various approaches that libraries of all sizes, service areas, and geographic locations within Illinois have had to use in addressing the challenges of 2020-21 and beyond. Now, perhaps more than ever before, it is critical for Illinois library staff to share knowledge, resources, and expertise with each other and their communities. Additional information is available on the ILA website (https://www.ila.org/events/call-for-conference-program-proposals).

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org. The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

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(via ACRL)

The ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group’s (ALSGS) Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group seeks nominations for its inaugural annual Notable Works List. The goal is to recognize and showcase excellent professional contributions that inform the work of library colleagues who support graduate students. Submissions can include projects and publications by library workers or by researchers in related fields who shed light on important elements of serving graduate students.

For more information, and to make a submission, please go here. The deadline is Friday, March 5.

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(via Mackenzie Salisbury, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is sponsoring a free two-day online event, Bias Out of the Box. It will take place on Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27. Participants will explore answers to the questions “What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against?” Full details and registration are available here.

In preparation for the event, participants are asked to watch Coded Bias before February 26. Rent a streaming version of the film here, or check with your librarian for access.

The meeting schedule is below.

  • Coded Bias Documentary Discussion: A Conversation with Director and Producer Shalini Kantayya”–Friday, February 26, at 6:30 PM CDT (a link to the event will accompany conference registration).
    • Join us for a conversation with Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya. The documentary premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately. The film also examines her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.
  • “Algorithmic Activists Panel: A Conversation with Brandi Geurkink + Freddy Martinez”–Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 PM CDT (a link to the event will accompany conference registration)
    • Join us for a conversation with two individuals on the front lines-breaking algorithmic black boxes open and working with organizations to document algorithms and challenge their integrity. Brandi Geurkink is Senior Campaigner at Mozilla Foundation where she leads Mozilla’s advocacy work on countering disinformation and tech platform accountability. Freddy Martinez is the Director of Lucy Parsons Labs, a collaboration between data scientists, transparency activists, artists, & technologists that operates in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.

This series is made possible by Netizen.org and the John M. Flaxman Library, the Art + Technology Studies department, along with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Academic Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The organizers of the 2021 Open Education Southern Symposium (online July 12-16, Monday-Friday) are seeking proposals that reflect the conference theme of “Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability”.

Proposals should fall into one of the following two categories.

  • Presentations: 25 minutes
  • Panel Discussions: 50 minutes

We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators from all educational institutional levels (K-16) and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re hoping to create a program that provides development opportunities for both novices and advanced open education practitioners.

Some proposal topic ideas that might be of interest include the following.

  • Sustainability for OER
  • Open Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Adoption and creation of resources
  • OER Publishing
  • Best Practices and Impact of Open Education
  • Creative Commons, Copyright, and Other Licensing
  • Marketing and Advocacy
  • Open Pedagogy Practices
  • Student Success
  • K-12 Highlights
  • Funding Strategies for Developing OER
  • Instructional Design Strategies for OER
  • Trends & Emerging Ideas
  • OER in Community Colleges
  • Tenure, promotion, and OER
  • OER Community Building
  • Assessment
  • Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education
  • Crowdsourcing OER Project
  • Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, and OER on Campus
  • OER Basics: Tips for New Programs
  • Student Engagement in OER Advocacy
  • Accessibility and OER

OESS is committed to highlighting a variety of voices and experiences. First time presenters are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submission Details

  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, at 11:59 CDT. The submission form can be found on our event website, under the “Call for Proposals” page.
  • A preview of the full submission form is available as a PDF.
  • Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included). Social media summaries are shortened abstracts which will fit into a single tweet on Twitter.
  • Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of open education and open pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use the Open Education Southern Symposium’s 2021 Proposal Reviewing Procedures document to guide their evaluation of submissions.
  • The program committee will deliver decisions to submitters by Monday, April 19.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline the invitation to present by Friday, May 7.
  • All presenters will be required to register for the symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas (sjpierc@uark.edu), or the Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee (openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com).

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) planning committee is excited to announce that registration and our call for program proposals for OESS 2021 is now open! This year, the Symposium will be held virtually, on the Whova platform. The event will take place from July 12 to 16 (Monday through Friday), with programming being broken up over the course of the week rather than holding our normal full day-and-a-half event.

The OESS2020’s conference theme is “Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability” and will feature keynote Anita Walz, Assistant Director of Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for professionals and advocates, both new and experienced, engaged in open education to gather, learn, and share.

The standard registration rate is $35. The student registration rate (limit of 25) is free. This rate is made possible through the support and assistance of the Global Campus, and it is available to only undergraduate and graduate students.

Registration is limited to 450 attendees, total. To register, please go here. The deadline for students is Wednesday, May 12. The last day for standard registration is Saturday, June 12. Direct any registration-related questions to the Planning Committee, at openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com.

Please watch for a separate message with the call for program proposals.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium, Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8-9 (Thursday-Friday). The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

Proposals are due on Friday, February 26. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March. To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Registration is now open for the RDAP (Research Data Access & Preservation Association) 2021 virtual summit! This year’s theme is “Radical Change and Data”, and the event will take place March 10-12 (Wednesday-Friday), on Zoom. Registration for the summit is $30, and additional workshops are $10

We are also offering scholarships to attend the Summit and applications are open now. More information about scholarships is included below and is also on the website. The full summit schedule will be posted on the website soon, but a general outline of events is available here.


Through a joint effort from the Sponsorship and Conference Action Committees, scholarships are available to cover registration for the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2021. Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the Summit and compose a blog post about their conference experience to be posted on the RDAP website. Scholarship winners are also strongly encouraged to write up their RDAP conference experience as a commentary for the JeSLIB RDAP 2021 Special Issue.

Please submit your application by Friday, February 19, through the online scholarship application form. The application should include a personal statement no longer than 1600 characters (roughly 250 words) describing a bit about yourself and how attending the Summit will inform your scholarship or practice. Contact Tess Grynoch, at tess.grynoch@umassmed.edu, if you have any questions. Winners will be notified by February 24.

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