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(via Lisa Becksford, Virginia Tech University)

The IRDL (Instruction for Research Design in Librarianship) Online Research Conference will showcase some of the most creative thinking in research methods geared for the 21st century librarian. The Conference is the first research methods-focused conference of its kind in the United States and will offer a friendly and inclusive environment to increase participants’ understanding of methodologies and research in practice. During an engaging two days (Thursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11), participants will have opportunities to share their current research, reflect on research challenges and enjoy a variety of seminars and hands on practice sessions with some of the most inventive researchers in the field.

The Conference is designed to create community and enhance research collaboration. Its purpose is to facilitate discussions of new perspectives, experiences, and innovations in library research design and methodologies.

For more information about the Conference as it becomes available, please check here.

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

Calling all solo librarians!

RAILS is re-launching the Chicago Area Solo Librarians (CASL) Networking Group. The first meeting will take place virtually on Friday, June 24, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT.

The purpose of this group is to connect solo librarians from around the RAILS region by encouraging support, ideas, peer-to-peer learning, advocacy, and networking. This group is open to anyone who identifies as a solo professional library worker. No other credentials are needed.

Please register here. Direct any questions to Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions during the 2022 ILA Annual Conference at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Conference will take place from Tuesday, October 18, to Thursday, October 20. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Friday, July 29.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here. For more information on the Conference itself, please check here.

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

Save the date for the Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, a free virtual event with a focus on Institutional Repository (IR) management, curation, and promotion in a health sciences environment. The second annual symposium will take place on Thursday, November 17.

MIRL Symposium 2022 is a platform-neutral conference. Our goal is to gather together IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings for discussions and sharing of case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content.

The conference will be a mix of presentation types. Potential topics range from the impacts of changing funding agency mandates, challenges and success in innovation, staffing, migration of repositories, and strategies for the continued promotion of open access health sciences content.

Our keynote will feature Dr. Lisa Federer, Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, presenting on “The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Roles and Opportunities for Libraries and Institutional Repositories”.

Please share with anyone who may be interested. A call for papers and presenters will be coming this summer.

More information is available here. Questions can be directed to Steven Moore, Librarian at Sladen Library, Henry Ford Health, at smoore31@hfhs.org.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

ACRL invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

ACRL 2023 features seven session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual conference presentations are due Thursday, October 13.

In-person or virtual Conference scholarship applications are now available. ACRL anticipates providing over $115,000 in scholarship funding for ACRL 2023. Scholarships typically include complimentary in-person or virtual registration plus an additional travel stipend of $400 – $600 to support in-person participation.

Complete details about ACRL 2023, including the full call for proposals and scholarship application, are available on the conference website.

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(via Rachel Edford, University of Central Florida)

The Florida Chapter of ACRL, FACRL, currently seeks proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2022 FACRL Virtual Annual Conference. Themed “Information Ethics & Access”, the meeting will take place online Friday, October 21.

Information access is one of the cornerstone values of the library profession. How do libraries facilitate equitable and ethical access to different types of information? How can we as library staff help overcome internal and external barriers to information? This year’s CFP encourages librarians and library staff to explore, share, and discuss different aspects of information access and ethics.

We welcome submissions from library staff, students, and faculty.

Topics might include but are not limited to, the following.

  • Information ethics
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Collection development
  • Open access
  • Resource sharing
  • Digitization
  • Controlled Digital Lending
  • Banned books
  • Social justice
  • Information literacy & ACRL framework
  • Equitable access to information
  • Media and news ethics
  • Information privilege

Beyond the theme:

Got an idea for a timely topic outside of this year’s theme? Please feel free to submit it for consideration!

Proposals for presentations, posters, and lightning round presentations are due by Friday, July 8, and can be submitted using the online submission form. Presenters will receive free registration to the virtual conference.

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length, including the time provided for questions. Posters will be shared during a virtual poster session during the conference. Lightning round presentations are 5 minutes in length. Please follow this link to the rubric used to score all proposals. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before Friday, August 12.

Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in The Reference Librarian, a major refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis. Consider reviewing the Instructions for Authors to learn about the expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal, which utilizes APA 7th edition style. Please contact co-editors Lauri Rebar and Steve Black (lrebar@fau.edu, seblack@colgate.edu) with any questions. New and established authors are welcome!

Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Conference Program Committee Co-chairs, Ana Diamand (diamanda@lssc.edu) and Rachel Edford (rachel.edford@ucf.edu).

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(via V. Dozier, University of San Diego)

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural Comic Studies and Practices Symposium (CSPS)!

Hosted by the University of San Diego’s Copley Library, the 2022 Comic Studies and Practices Symposium is an event featuring panels, presentations, posters, and keynote addresses from leaders in comic studies, comics publishing, authors, scholars, and more. We use the terms comics & comic studies to encompass comics, graphic novels, manga, webtoons, and other sequential arts. CSPS is designed to provide a higher education-focused space for LIS professionals, scholars, & graduate students to discuss comic studies and practice.

The Symposium will be held July 18-19 (Monday-Tuesday), using the Zoom Events platform. We have some excellent speakers and presentations planned, including keynote addresses by Dr. Chesya Burke (Critically Acclaimed Author and Assistant Professor of English at Stetson University, Florida) and John Jennings (Eisner Award-Winning Graphic Novelist and Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside).

You can see the full program agenda here. All sessions will  be recorded and available to registrants after the symposium

Special note: This event is generously funded by a SCELC Project Initiatives Fund (SPIF) Grant. If you are a Librarian or Archivist employed within an SCELC or organization, we have free early bird registration for the Symposium. The first 200 SCELC registrants will be awarded this promotion.

To register, please go here. The cost of a general ticket is $50.00.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to csps@sandiego.edu. Registration closes Friday, July 15, at 2:00 PM CDT.

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(via Stephanie Crowe, University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Beyond the Numbers will be in-person at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday), 2022. Consider submitting a proposal for this free conference on the challenges of economic data and information! The submission deadline is Thursday, June 30.

Possible topics include the following.

  • New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  • Managing data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  • Library instruction using economic data: case studies, best practices
  • Alternative and digital data: trends and developments in the use of non-traditional sources of data for economics research
  • Sources for economic data related to the pandemic
  • Accessing data via APIs and data clean up
  • Economic data visualization: best practices, tools, what to avoid
  • Open information for economics: sources, issues, trends, and developments
  • Finding hidden economic information (papers and data stored in institutional repositories)
  • Best practices for promoting the FAIR principles (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse)
  • Data ethics as part of data literacy: key concepts and principles, integration into data reference and instruction

Presentation types include the following.

  • Lightning talks: 5-7 minutes
  • Short sessions: 20 minutes
  • Sessions, Panels, Workshops:  45-minute full sessions

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain.

All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee

Please submit your proposals by Thursday, June 30, via e-mail to BTN2022@fedshare.frb.org.

Please include the following information in your submission.

  • Title:
  • Presenter(s):
  • Presenter affiliation:
  • Presenter email(s):
  • Presentation type:
  • Abstract (250 words):

For more information on the conference, please check here.

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(via Esther Grassian–University of California, Los Angeles)

Registration is now open for the 9th annual LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) Conference. It will take place online Friday, July 8, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM CDT. An optional pre-conference chat and Tai Chai exercises will begin at 11:30 AM CDT. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Teaching and Learning: Introducing New Topics, Pivoting Online, and Starting from Scratch”.

Registration is free, but limited! Please complete this form by Friday, July 1. Invites to the Zoom LILi Conference will be sent out the week of the conference to those who have registered.

The final schedule is posted on the LILi website. Please be aware that the order of sessions may change.

Additionally, please review the LILi Community Agreement, for how we are trying to create an inclusive, respectful, and actively engaging environment for all of our virtual and in-person events.

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(via the Conference organizers)

Registration for the Distance Library Services 2022 (DLS22) Conference is now open! DLS22 will be a hybrid in-person and virtual conference held July 26 – July 28 (Tuesday – Thursday) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Entering its 40th year, the Distance Library Services Conference is the principal professional gathering for the presentation and exchange of ideas related to distance library services. Topics include, but are not limited to, instructional strategies, technological tools, and service models that support the distance learning needs of students and instructors.

To register, please go here. The program schedule is available here.

Follow us on Twitter: #dls2022


Important Dates

Registration opens: Friday, March 4

Early Registration deadline: Friday, June 10

Registration deadline: Thursday, July 28

Conference: Tuesday, July 26 – Thursday, July 28


Interested in hosting a future DLS Conference? E-mail us for information, at dls2022@purdue.edu.

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