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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

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(via Jessica McClean, Texas State University)

Please save the date for July 29-30 (Thursday-Friday) for the virtual STEM Librarians South conference, hosted by the Texas State University Libraries. Registration is forthcoming, but attendance will be free and open to everyone.

If you haven’t already, please consider submitting a proposal for this year’s conference. We are soliciting proposals for any topic relating to STEM librarianship.

Sessions will take either of the following formats.

  • 7-minute lightning talks, and
  • 25-minute presentations

The submission deadline is Friday, May 28. To submit a proposal, go here.

STEM Librarians South started in 2011 as the Texas STEM Librarians Conference. While we’ve attracted national and international colleagues, we have remained a small, regional conference. This 2021 online opportunity allows us to share our work with a wider audience of STEM Library colleagues, and we look forward to learning from, and with, you.

For more information on this year’s meeting, please visit the conference website.

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(via Cecilia Smith, University of Chicago)

The ACRL DSS (Digital Scholarship Section) Numeric & Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group is seeking speakers for a panel on data literacy for our 2021 ALA activity, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. This one-hour virtual panel aims to bring together library professionals from a variety of institution types and career stages to discuss the various aspects of data literacy. We encourage submissions from all backgrounds and levels of experience, whether you are a data services veteran or newly interested in incorporating data literacy concepts into your work.

Talks will be 7-10 minutes long depending on the final number of panelists. Time will be allocated at the end of the session for Q & A.

Examples of potential topics include the following.

  • data literacy instruction
  • data literacy outreach and engagement
  • data literacy training for library staff
  • data literacy among the disciplines
  • geospatial data literacy
  • data literacy in the digital humanities
  • data literacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • feminist data literacy
  • data literacy and civic engagement
  • data visualization and infographics
  • data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation
  • finding and using data
  • data ethics
  • critical data literacy

Panelists should be prepared to engage in anti-oppressive behavior during the session, as articulated in the DSS Community Agreement.

Submit a Proposal

Complete proposals must include a title, full abstract (fewer than 300 words), and information for each speaker, including name, title, institution, brief bio, and email address. Registration is free. Please complete the proposal form by Monday, May 24.

Direct any questions to asklar@ucsd.edu.

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(via Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University)

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is a virtual symposium to discuss strategies for supporting library patrons and library workers who are veteran or military-affiliated. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-12-19-0114). The Forum is scheduled for Monday, September 13, through Friday September 24.

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is intended to move forward the conversation about veteran and military-affiliated patrons in libraries. Engagement with veteran and military communities could look like targeted programs or services, or it could look like collections, spaces, or policies aimed at making libraries friendlier to veteran and military-affiliated patrons. Or it could be something else entirely!

We are currently seeking proposals for presentations at the Forum. We want to hear what you’re doing and how you could share your experience serving this sector of your library’s community. We also want to extend a specific invitation to library workers from traditionally underrepresented groups and those who work with underrepresented groups within the veteran and military communities to submit proposals.

To submit a proposal, please go here. The call for proposals will close at 11:59 CDT on Wednesday, May 26, and selected proposals will be notified in June, 2021. For more information about the Libraries and Veterans National Forum, please visit our website. Direct any questions to Sarah LeMire, at slemire@tamu.edu.

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(via Sarah Edwards Obenauf, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)

The New Mexico Library Association is hosting its Annual Conference in October 2021 in a hybrid format. Presenters do not need to be members of NMLA to present. More information on the Conference and submitting a proposal is below.

The Conference theme is “Libraries for All”. Inclusion, equity, and access are ideals found in everything we do as librarians. Come share just one way that your library does it right!

This year’s Conference will be presented as a hybrid from October 20 to 22 (Wednesday-Friday). We will have both virtual and in-person presentations.

Please submit your program proposals using this link. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Thursday, July 1. If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Osterloh, Program Chair, at cassandra.osterloh@state.nm.us or cassandra.osterloh@yahoo.com.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its 9th annual Online Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 21, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We hope you’ve saved the date! Registration is now open, so please share with anyone at your institution who may be interested!

The program, focused on the theme, “Virtual Realities: The Challenges and Potential of Online Instruction” will feature a morning keynote, morning and afternoon presentations, and a virtual lunch from 12:00 to 12:30 PM during which participants can socialize, network, and talk about instruction with their colleagues from across CARLI. Please join us!

For more information, and to register, please go here. The deadline for registering is Thursday, May 20. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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

Registration is now open for the 2021 Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA) Conference. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday June 16, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT.

Our keynote speaker is Jolene Miller, AHIP, from the University of Toledo. Jolene will introduce us to reflective practice–a more intentional and structured way to reflect on situations at work – with a focus on coping with change. She will talk about the varied ways to engage in reflective practice and guide us through a brief reflective writing experience and reflective conversation.

The Conference also features quick three-minute presentations to introduce you to the tech (software, apps, gadgets, accessories) that is making our work or personal lives more efficient, more organized, or just more fun. Sign up in advance here to claim one of the limited spots and share your favorite tech.

Registration is free for WHSLA members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students, retirees, and those enduring hardship/furloughs. Not a WHSLA member? Join here for $20 and then register for the conference at no additional cost.

Why attend?

  • network with other health science librarians
  • attend from home or work
  • learn about reflective practice
  • share your favorite tech tool
  • hear what’s going on with MLA

See the full schedule for more details and to register for the conference.

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(via Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University)

The OpenCon Cleveland Planning Committee invites you to join us for virtual OpenCon Cleveland 2021 on Thursday, May 13, and Friday, May 14. On Thursday, May 13, there will be asynchronous lightning talk viewing and discussion. Friday, May 14 will be live, and consist of three 45-minute panel discussions and our keynote speaker presentation. More information about our fabulous keynote speaker is below.

The registration deadline is Monday, May 10. Register here.

OpenCon Cleveland is an annual event that celebrates the benefits of open education to student learning. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators are all welcome to attend our virtual conference. This event is free, and, although the format looks a bit different this year, the OpenCon committee has prepared a conference that provides flexibility and engagement opportunities.

This year, we’re making some big changes in light of our move to a two-day virtual conference.

  • Our event begins on Thursday, May 13, when attendees will view lightning talks at their leisure via our Slack channel. Conference attendees are also encouraged to participate in asynchronous discussions via Slack.
  • On Friday, May 14 the conference will shift to synchronous discussion in our three live panel events via Zoom and participants can ask questions of the speakers. A keynote presentation given by Regina Gong will take place at 2:30 PM CDT.
  • Our focus will be on open pedagogy, social justice, and supporting remote learning.

More information on this year’s meeting is available here.

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(via Amber Hayes, American Library Association)

ALA’s Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) invites rural library workers for the inaugural Rural Libraries Summit. During this two-day summit, library workers will have the opportunity to hear new innovative initiatives happening at libraries across the United States, share challenges and successes, and network with peers. Conversations happening at the summit include partnerships with academic libraries as well as tribal libraries, avenues for unique library funding, and more. All summit attendees are encouraged to join these conversations and share resources from their library and communities.

The Rural Libraries Summit is online May 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday), and registration closes Friday, May 21. The summit is free to all attendees but will have a limited capacity, so please save your seat!

Learn more, and register, here. If you have any questions, please e-mail diversity@ala.org.

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(via Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University)

Join the ULS (University Libraries Section) Current Topics Discussion Group for a presentation on Friday, May 21, at 11:00 AM CDT. The title of the webinar is “Making Connections through Changing Priorities: Textbook Affordability and the University Library Confirmation”. This event is free.

To register, please go here. The webinar will also be recorded for later viewing. A full description of the presentation can be found below, including speaker biographies

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected higher education: at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Muntz Library, it obscured our financial future and changed the nature of student life. Not knowing what our future budget would look like and given ?our students’ financial insecurity, we wanted to use what budget we had to support our students. In the two most recent semesters (fall 2020 and spring 2021), Muntz Library made purchasing textbooks a top priority. This project has paid off in two major ways: first, it was well-received by students, faculty, and university administration; second, it led to increased collaboration and conversation with faculty.

As librarians, we are always looking for ways to engage with faculty, and this project has given us a great opportunity. Like it has for many others, COVID-19 forced us to change our approach to student support, and in this case, change has been positive. We share our story to demonstrate how a disaster response can lead to innovative approaches to student success and faculty outreach. We hope to further the conversation among fellow librarians regarding the changes caused by the pandemic, their influence, and sustainability. Attendees will leave the presentation with “do’s and don’ts” about how to implement a similar program at their institution.

Christine Forisha is the STEM & Criminal Justice librarian and Outreach Coordinator at the University of Texas at Tyler. She has a BS in Criminal Justice and an MLIS in Library Science. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, working out, and camping with her son and dog.

Sarah Norrell is the Business Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at The University of Texas at Tyler. She has a BA in English and Writing, an MSIS, and an MS in Human Resource Development. In her spare time she enjoys baking, spending time with her two scruffy dogs Marshall and Petey, and taking care of her ever-growing collection of house plants.

Sarah Meisch-Lacombe is the social sciences librarian at the University of Texas at Tyler. She has an MA in French studies from NYU and an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a dog person, an avid reader, and a Francophile.

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