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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2022 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of events provides an opportunity to meet with your state and federal legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. The ILA President will bring welcoming remarks; ILA Legislative Consultant Derek Blaida and ILA Executive Director Diane Foote will speak about Springfield and Washington legislative priorities.

Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We’ll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won’t change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

The first Meet-up will take place on Monday, January 24, while the last one will occur on Monday, February 28Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments, and content may change), so don’t wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at ila@ila.org.

This year’s Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15.

To see the list of Virtual Meet-ups and register for one, please go here.

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(via Jason Ertz, College of DuPage)

DePaul University Library and College of DuPage Library are pleased to announce that we will be partnering to co-host the 2022 the Information Literacy Summit in April. The meeting will take place virtually on Friday, April 29.

We are also excited to announce the call for proposals for the 20th annual Information Literacy Summit! We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the evolving nature of information literacy and are related to this year’s theme, “Expanding the Conversation: Digital, Media, and Civic Literacies In and Out of the Library”. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

In line with this year’s summit theme, we’re especially interested in proposals that speak to the following issues and questions.

  • Digital literacies: How do we make invisible algorithms (and their impacts) visible? What do critical digital literacies look like?
  • Media literacies: How do we engage with media literacy in the classroom? In our daily lives? How do we evaluate new forms of media and changing information ecosystems?
  • Civic literacies: What opportunities do we have to engage with questions around social justice and democratic participation? How does information shape civic engagement?
  • Partnerships promoting information literacy across departments, campuses, institutions: How do we work with first year writing programs to embed key literacies into the core curriculum? What are good examples of media information literacy resources that can be reused across institutions?

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held virtually. Breakout sessions and panels will be 45 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 300-500 word description of your presentation. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well. If you wish to propose more than one session, please fill out a form (see below for link) for each topic.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 21. To submit a proposal or proposals, please go here.

For more information about the Summit, visit here.​

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​(via Alyssa Young, James Madison University)

​Save the date for the STEM Librarians Collaborative 2022 Conference, which will take place online from Wednesday, July 20, to Friday, July 22 (exact times TBD). Come be part of this experience. Science librarianship is changing. We need opportunities for professional development and networking that change with us. Help us create these for each other!

  • We want to address the many aspects of STEM librarianship, and will focus on STEM subjects from a librarianship perspective.
  • Our STEM librarian conference focus will allow us to connect with a dedicated community of peers, combining professional development opportunities with collegiality and the energy of an unconference.
  • There will be a nominal fee to provide for closed captioning and ASL interpretation.

More details to follow soon!

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(via Angelina Mabrey, Rend Lake College)

We are excited to welcome everyone back to the Learning Innovations Conference! This year the conference will be held as a virtual one-day conference via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27. We are seeking presenters to host an array of topics related to “Innovative Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Technology”. We encourage discussion, demonstrations, and conversations around the ways the technology functions and how it has been best implemented at your institution.

Please fill out this Google Form if interested. If you have any questions, please direct them to Angelina Mabrey, at mabreya@rlc.edu.

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(via the American Library Association)

The ALA Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference, currently scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, June 23, to Tuesday, June 28. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Monday, January 31. Notification of acceptance will be made by Sunday, March 20.

The Research Forum session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of LIS. The three papers will be selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying a strong use of theory, a clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data collection and analysis methods. Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significant research findings for LIS are welcome. All topics related to LIS will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and non-members of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a double-anonymized review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference.​

To view the full announcement, including the list of submission criteria, please go here.

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(via Jennifer Hart, University of Chicago)

The 2022 Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held from Tuesday, June 14, to Thursday, June 16, and will be hosted by the University of Rochester. The Boot Camp is being planned by members from Miami University in Ohio, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Cortland, University at Buffalo, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati and University of Rochester. Please note that this year’s event will be online-only, and there is no fee to attend.

This immersive conference offers librarians an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of librarians providing research support for scientists. Whether you work with medical researchers, engineering undergrads, or physicists looking for the next nanoparticle, you’ll find something of interest at GLSBC 2022. Details will be added to our website as they are determined. Contact Sue Cardinal (scardinal@library.rochester.edu) if you have any questions.

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(via Bill Jones, State University of New York College at Geneseo)

Registration is now open for the SUNYLA (State University of New York Librarians Association) Midwinter Virtual Conference 2022. Themed “There’s No Map for That: Adventures in Library Innovation, Integration, and Collaboration”​, the event will take place on Friday, February 4, from 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM CDT. The cost of attendance is free to all, regardless of whether one is a member of SUNYLA.

Librarians are some of the most creative people, continually innovating to provide better service to our users. Sometimes our work turns out to be an adventure! Our presenters, representing a variety of public and private institutions from across the country, will focus on ways that libraries have been agile in pivoting on major projects, making connections and collaborations across campus, and innovating to save time and enhance the library experience. You’ll also learn about new ways to produce documentation, to provide better video captioning, and to build a digital community.

Technology requirements for attendance: Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended), or telephone. Zoom Webinar will be used for this conference and is free for use by attendees. Recordings of the sessions will be available through YouTube shortly after the Conference.

Register for the Conference here. To read more about the Conference sessions, please check the session description page.

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(via Sean Hogan, University of Baltimore)

The Association of College & Research Libraries, Maryland chapter, is sponsoring a virtual program on Tuesday, January 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM CDT. The program will focus on the topic of “Open Educational Resources and Equity”. The registration deadline is Friday, January 7. Please see below for more information.

What do you think about when somebody mentions Open Educational Resources (OER)? A lot of conversations about OER’s begin and end at the cost. OER’s are free of course. But there is much more to OER’s when it comes to equity. Equity of access, equity of participation, equity of representation, and equity of outcomes all play a role in promoting use of OER’s in your library and on your campus.

Please join ACRL MD and Nancy O’Neill, Associate Director of the William E Kerwan Center for Academic Innovation of the University System of Maryland for a morning of learning about OER’s and equity. In ad​dition, Maryland state library OER practitioners will share their experience and expertise. Outcomes from this program include summarizing key principles of OER’s in order to explain opportunities for adoption and creation, analyzing how library skills can be leveraged to advance use of OER’s, and identifying roles for librarians and campus partners to support OER’s at your institution.

To register, go here. Please direct any questions to shogan@ubalt.edu.

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(via Dr. Joan Wang, Washington University in St. Louis)

The ALA Core Metadata Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting during the ALA Core Virtual Interest Group Week. The Virtual Interest Group Week will take place from March 7 to 11 (Monday-Friday).

Accessible and inclusive metadata and cataloging principles can ensure that online content is free of barriers for the broadest audience possible. Visual, auditory, speech, physical, cognitive, and neurological limitations may affect how users perceive and access your metadata and decrease their ability to find the information they need. Unless there is metadata denoting that a video is closed-captioned, for example, this feature will go undiscovered. Metadata that reduces barriers to information is crucial to ensuring that accessible content is findable for people with disabilities, and its benefits can extend to the larger audience.

Have you implemented accessibility metadata or added accessible fields to your MARC records to better suit a broader audience? Are you experimenting with new approaches to metadata accessibility? If so, we want to hear from you! Consider submitting your proposal for a 15 minute presentation at the Core Metadata Interest Group session, followed by discussion.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Metadata that supports accessibility
  • Adoption and/or application of new Schema.org fields for accessibility
  • MARC fields for accessibility information

The Metadata Interest Group meeting will take place during the 2022 ALA Core Virtual Interest Group Week on Tuesday, March 8, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Please submit your proposal by e-mailing the Interest Group’s Programming Co-chairs, Sharon Reidt and Elizabeth Padilla (see below), by Friday, January 14. The presenters will be notified of decisions by Friday, January 28.

Your proposal should include the name, e-mail, job title and affiliated institution of the presenter(s); the title of the presentation; and an abstract not to exceed 300 words.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sharon Reidt (sharon.reidt@uconn.edu) or Elizabeth Padilla (elizabeth_padilla@bcit.ca), Core MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

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(via Joseph Lenkart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

We are excited to host the 3rd Annual Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Symposium at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). All discussions will be held virtually through Zoom (free of charge).  The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, February 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The theme for 2022 is “Workflow Models”. We welcome colleagues from around the world to participate, discuss, and share their expertise through discussions and original research.

The ongoing global pandemic presents a myriad of challenges to document-delivery and resource-sharing services and units, which in turn are reshaping collection sharing among libraries and institutions. Join this year’s panelists to discuss innovative and collaborative approaches to collection sharing.

Subthemes of the symposium include the following.

  • Shared Collections
  • Collection Management
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Lending & Borrowing Assessment
  • Best Practices​

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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