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(via the Medical Library Association)

The MLA 2022 Conference is scheduled for May 2-7 (Monday-Saturday). Currently, it will take place in person, in New Orleans! Take this opportunity to Reconnect with friends and colleagues in person once again, Renew your involvement with MLA, and begin to Reflect and celebrate exciting changes to this MLA conference.

Mark your calendars to attend the Open Forum on Thursday, August 5, at 1:00 PM CDT. Join the 2022 National Program Committee co-chairs, Emily J. Hurst and Lisa A. Marks, AHIP, to learn about the first in-person meeting in three years! At the Open Forum, you’ll learn about the following.

  • changes to in-person MLA meetings including virtual options for attendees and presenters
  • information and dates for abstract submissions (website opens Wednesday, August 18)
  • introduction to New Orleans venues (convention center, hotels, etc.)

You’ll also be able to ask questions and learn which MLA ’21 attendees won the raffle prizes.

To register for the Open Forum, please go here. If you do not have an MLA account, you will need to create one before registering.

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(via Heather Adair, Sam Houston State University)

We are extending the call for proposals for the 2021 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit.

LIRT Summit is a one-day conference focused on topics related to library and information literacy instruction in academic, public, school, or special libraries. Attendees will interact with other library instruction enthusiasts and learn from one another in a collaborative, intimate, low-stress environment. All with an interest in library and information literacy instruction are welcome to attend and apply to present.

The LIRT Summit will be held in a hybrid format on Friday, October 15, at Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Please consider presenting your work at the LIRT Summit. Proposals–for in-person or virtual sessions–will be accepted until Monday, August 16, at 8:00 AM via this form. Any topics related to library and information literacy instruction are welcome in the following session formats.

  • 50-minute Session
  • 20-minute Session
  •      Poster Session

Registration will open Monday, August 16, with virtual and in-person options. Additional information will be provided at a later date.

For more information about the Summit, please go here. Questions can be directed to Ashley B. Crane, TLA LIRT Chair, at abc064@shsu.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Register today to attend this year’s ILA Annual Conference! The conference, scheduled for October 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday), will include virtual networking, an exhibit hall, sessions on the latest topics in librarianship, and incredible speakers. All live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later.

Awarding-winning author Clint Smith will be our keynote speaker and the first 190 people to register for the conference will receive a free copy of his #1 New York Times Bestseller How the Word is Passed: a Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.

Additional speakers include ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall; St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor Steenz; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries Twanna K. Hodge.

The early-bird rate deadline is Monday, September 13, so don’t wait. View the schedule on the ILA website and register today!

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

Registration is now open for the 2021 Midwest/MCMLA Joint Annual Meeting. The event will take place online from Wednesday, October 13, to Friday, October 15. The cost is $25.00 for members and non-members alike.

Join your colleagues from across the two chapters to watch research presentations, get chapter updates, and connect with vendors. A full program is forthcoming and will be posted on the conference website. Our keynote speakers are Nisha Mody and Ashley Ritter.

We also have great CE options for no additional cost beyond the conference registration. Seats are limited, so register soon! Details and a link to register for CE courses will be provided in the registration confirmation letter.

To register, please go here.

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(via John Jackson, Loyola Marymount University)

The registration for the Thursday, August 12, virtual symposium “Cataloging Queer Library Issues: A symposium to honor Walt ‘Cat’ Walker” is now open. Registration is free, but space is limited to 500 virtual guests (a live streaming option will be available if we reach our max capacity).

To register, please go here. For information about the event, including speakers, presentations, and the schedule, please go to the conference website.

This virtual event will highlight various aspects of queer librarianship, including programs, projects, outreach, and initiatives, from areas of academic library and archives work. It will include a keynote by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, presentations by representatives from some of the projects that Walt Walker contributed to during his time with us (ONE Archives, Rainbow Round Table, and Homosaurus), and solicited lightning round presentations.

Walt, better known to friends as “Cat”, passed away in June 2020. Walt was a catalog librarian and an activist, a long-time Head of Cataloging at Loyola Marymount University, a notable member of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable and of OLAC, and an editorial board member for the Homosaurus. In hosting this symposium, we hope to honor these aspects and areas of Walt’s life and work.

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(via Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University)

We would like to invite you to join us at this fall’s Libraries & Veterans National Forum. The Forum, which was rescheduled due to COVID, will be an online conference format for the safety of our participants. There is no cost to attend due to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Forum will take place from Monday, September 13, to Friday, September 24. There will be no sessions on Thursday, September 16; Saturday, September 18; or Sunday, September 19. All online sessions will take place between the hours of 10 AM CDT and 2:00 PM CDT in order to accommodate attendees from multiple time zones. There will be no more than four sessions per day, and none of the sessions will be concurrent.

Registration for the Libraries and Veterans National Forum is now open.  Registration will be limited to 250 participants. To register, please complete the form.

For more information about the Forum, including our schedule at a glance, please visit our website.

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(via Stephanie Church, Case Western Reserve University)

All are welcome to join the virtual Collection Evaluation & Assessment IG Session, where several of our colleagues will share their expertise. The session is on Monday, July 26, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, and is free to attend. Each presentation will be approximately 7-10 minutes in length followed by a few minutes for questions. Detailed descriptions of the presentations are below.

To register, please go here.

“Using E-Resource Troubleshooting Data in Collection Evaluation & Assessment” – Elyssa M. Gould (Head of Acquisitions & Continuing Resources at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

This presentation will share how the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries incorporates electronic resource troubleshooting data into collection evaluation and assessment discussions. On July 1, 2017, the Acquisitions & Continuing Resources department began collecting standardized data about the e-resource troubleshooting tickets handled by their staff. The department has nearly four fiscal years of data describing over 3100 tickets. This data is currently shared internally with the Assessment Programs & Collection Strategy department, who makes the majority of purchase and renewal decisions, as well as the Collections Committee, who makes large purchase decisions. The data provides essential platform performance, usability, and interoperability information as related to UTK patrons, and is also used in price negotiations when performance is below standard levels.

“Predicting Paper Conditions with Machine Learning” – Aric Haas

Item-level collection surveys may require a number of resources that institutions may be unable to afford for regular assessment. In an effort to reduce some of the costs associated with collection assessment, I’ll be exploring the applicability of machine learning for predicting paper conditions.

“The Process for Developing Ethical Considerations for Assessment of Use and Reuse of Digital Objects” – Caroline Muglia (Associate Dean, Specialized Collections, University of Southern California) and Santi Thompson (Head of Digital Research Services & Eva Digital Research Endowed Library Professor, University of Houston)

The multi-year IMLS-funded grant, Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT), addresses how we measure not only use but reuse of digital library collections. Content reuse refers to how often and in what ways digital library materials are utilized and repurposed. While most metrics and assessment methodologies address the use of materials, there remains a gap approaches and standards for assessing reuse. The grant deliverables include Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for the Assessment of Use and Reuse of Digital Content (the “Guidelines”), Recommended Practices and a suite of Engagement and Education tools for digital content reuse assessment that will be shaped by and made available to the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and data repositories (GLAMR) community.

The Guidelines propose a set of core values, principles, and guidelines for the application of reuse assessment in a manner that accounts for the cares of GLAMR and stakeholder communities and the collections that they steward. This talk will focus on the development of The Guidelines document including involvement from the D-CRAFT Advisory Group and comments received through the Open Commenting period. The talk will also focus on the intended application of The Guidelines and implementation among digital library practitioners. The talk will conclude with next steps such as hiring experts to draft sections of the Guidelines that sparked community interest.

“Tips for Managing and Sharing Collections Data from Data Librarians” – Wenli Gao (Data Services Librarian – University of Houston) and Reid Boehm (Research Data Management Librarian – University of Houston)

Many academic libraries provide data management services and training for researchers, but often we forget to manage our own data. Collections data comes from multiple sources such as integrated library systems, interlibrary loan platforms, or other electronic resource management systems with different formats and functions. Bringing together content from diverse platforms for a variety of purposes creates greater complexity across data collection and handling processes. In this presentation two data librarians will share basic research data management concepts, in the context of collections-related data. These include considerations for file-naming, documentation, versioning, back-up strategy, security, and access.

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

The Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) planning committee is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, a free event that will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 17 (time to be determined). MIRL is a platform-neutral conference and 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.

MIRL will feature a keynote by Kathryn Funk, Program Manager, PubMed Central, National Library of Medicine.

We are accepting proposals for:

  • Panel discussions (approximately 50 minutes including Q&A)
  • Presentations (approximately 20 minutes including Q&A)
  • Vendor presentations (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A)
  • Lightning talks (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A)

The MIRL planning committee welcomes proposals on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Unique medical/health sciences institutional repository (IR) collections, use cases, or challenges
  • Migrating repository platforms: stories, processes, and lessons learned
  • IRs in a time of budget cuts: ROI and justifying the cost
  • Finding your champions: marketing your IR
  • Reporting out: telling your IR story with statistics and metrics
  • IR harvesting and support tools, workflow
  • Preprints and medical IRs
  • Your IR as a journal publishing platform
  • Strategies for management of faculty/researcher publications, conference posters, student collections, digital exhibits
  • Promoting Green OA initiatives
  • Supporting promotion and tenure using your IR
  • COVID-19 and your IR
  • Accessibility policies and practices
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: adopting anti-racist and anti-oppression statements and practices, diversity and health information
  • IR work beyond the pandemic: telecommuting or other changes.

Submit your proposal here.


  • Deadline for submitting proposals: Friday, September 3
  • Acceptance emails will be sent no later than September 17
  • Registration is free for all attendees and will open in September.

Please contact Brenda Fay, at Brenda.Fay@aah.org, for any questions about the proposal process or about MIRL.

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(via Shannon Jones, Director of Libraries at Medical University of South Carolina)

Registration is now open for the 2021 South Carolina Conference on Information Literacy (SCCIL). The event will take place virtually from Wednesday, August 4, to Friday, August 6. There is no cost to register.

The South Carolina Conference on Instruction Literacy is a new conference focused on providing instruction librarians a space for professional development and networking opportunities. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, we welcome any and all librarians who are interested in learning about new classroom strategies, instruction ideas, or anything else involved in teaching students information literacy skills.

To learn more about SCCIL, go here.

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(via Melissa Chomintra, Tulane University)

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium, or SEDLS, invites proposals for virtual workshops, short talks, and poster presentations for SEDLS 2021!

  • The SEDLS 2021 conference will be held online from October 13 to 15 (Wednesday-Friday).
  • Submit your proposal here.
  • The deadline for proposals is Friday, August 13.

Check out last year’s program to view abstracts, posters, and presentation recordings for an idea of the content.

Topics of particular interest this year include the following.

  • using available tools for research data management
  • using data analysis and data visualization tools
  • data support for student research
  • addressing data literacy in the curriculum

In addition to learning about new work in the field, attendees will have the opportunity to network and build partnerships with regional colleagues. It is open to all who wish to attend, including LIS students, data managers, and data scientists. The program will consist of workshops, short presentations, and networking opportunities over a three-day period.

SEDLS 2021 will be all online. Zoom Pro for secure discussions is provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries.

We understand that videoconferencing is not optimized for universal design and accessibility. Please contact the conference organizers (se.datalibrarian@gmail.com) as soon as possible if you anticipate wanting accessibility support, so that we can design an approach that fits as much of our community as possible.

Questions should be directed to the conference organizers. See the SEDLS 2021 website for continued updates and information about the symposium. Follow @SEDataLibrarian on Twitter.

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