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(via Evan Barber, University of Illinois Springfield)

In a year when creativity is needed more than ever, the folks behind The Library Collective are reinventing what a virtual library conference looks like, with The Connection. For just $90 (even less if you join The League of Awesome Librarians), you can join fellow rad librarians for 30-days of live experiences and peer-reviewed content to read, watch, and explore at your own pace. From custom dance workouts to a Common Read book club, nerd-tastic is the only way to describe our many plans!

Registration includes the following.

  • access to live plenary sessions that actively engage everyone, hold your attention, and stoke your curiosity and imagination
  • peer reviewed asynchronous learning content published every weekday throughout the month
  • access to all recorded and asynchronous content for 30-days post-event
  • weird, fun, funky, and fantastic surprises throughout, including prizes and giveaways
  • some cool, exclusive thank you swag via snail mail

So, go ahead, learn more here, and register before we sell out!

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(via Samuel Boss, University of Connecticut)

The call for proposals is now open for the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Winter Program: Virtual Instruction Workshop & Swap. The event will take place on Monday, December 7, from 8:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. More information is below.

This year, the NELIG Winter Instruction Workshop & Swap will provide an opportunity for you to either “workshop” a new lesson or activity with your peers or to share a lesson you have already taught. Librarians from outside of New England are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Each presenter will teach a lesson or lead an activity they would deliver to a class. Note that you do not need to have taught this lesson in a class; however, the lesson should be complete. Sessions will run for one hour, with time included for constructive criticism and positive feedback.

Presentations cover: 1) Background information 2) Lesson planning 3) Learning outcomes 4) Assessment plans. Attendees will act as students in a class and will also provide feedback to the presenters.

To submit a proposal, complete the form by Tuesday, November 23. Acceptance notifications will be sent on Monday, November 30. E-mail Jenny and Sarah at acrlnelig@gmail.com<mailto:acrlnelig@gmail.com> with questions

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Forum is accepting program proposals for the 2021 conference. We want to hear how you and your libraries responded pandemic. What has worked? How did you adapt to challenges and alter your plans when needed? How did you transition to virtual programming? What new and innovative projects and procedures have you implemented? How are you looking to the future of libraries? Where do we go from here? We’ve all learned a lot this year and we want you to share your challenges and successes.

All programs slots are 60 minutes. Programming is organized by tracks. Additional information is available on the ILA website.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, November 20, at 11:59 PM. To submit an abstract, please go here. If you have any questions about how to submit a program proposal, view the conference proposal submission information page on the ILA website. If you have any questions regarding Reaching Forward 2021, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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(via Monique Clark, Northern Virginia Community College)

The inaugural Conference on Academic Library Management, or CALM, taking place the week of March 15, 2021, invites proposals for virtual presentations that inform and inspire the practice and application of management in academic libraries. This conference is geared towards current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those who aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered management practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces.

We invite either 60-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks on all topics related to library management, including but not limited to encompassing tips and advice, practical application, research, and learning from failures, in any area, especially the following ones.

  • budget/fiscal planning and expenditures
  • hiring practices and policies
  • crisis and emergency management
  • communication and transparency
  • advocacy and relationship building
  • time management and work life balance
  • anti-racist management practices and policies
  • supervision, evaluation, and other personnel topics
  • organizational climate and culture, retention, and growth
  • career planning, professional development, and mentoring
  • management without authority and managing up and side-ways
  • decision-making
  • diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • team building and team cultivation
  • motivation and empowerment

Proposal and Conference Timeline

  • Proposals due: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: Week of January 15, 2021
  • Conference: Week of March 15, 2021

Proposals can be submitted using this Google form. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail CALMConf@gmail.com.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference, managed by Amigos Library Services, will take place online from Wednesday, November 4, to Friday, November 6. The Conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. Conference sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Research Data Access & Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming virtual summit, on March 10-12, 2021. The RDAP Summit occurs on March 10 and 11 as a single-track, affordable conference for research data support practitioners. This year’s program will be a virtual conference held over Zoom. Conference registration will be $30 USD. The program includes keynotes, presentations, and lightning talks. It ends on March 12 with optional workshops, some for a small additional registration fee, and networking spaces.

This year’s conference theme is “Radical Change and Data”. Take this opportunity to share how you are adapting to change or development in your work or at your institution. Do you envision ideas or movements that may shape the way you work with data in the future? Are there practical skills or knowledge you have learned through a rapid change that others may benefit from knowing? The planning committee encourages presenters to propose topics that address how data intersects with major forces for societal change including, but not limited to, public health, the environment, and movements for racial equity. RDAP and the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) are continuing their partnership, and RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue of JeSLIB.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, November 1, 2020. (The planning committee will send decisions on November 23, 2020, and the deadline to accept will be December 13, 2020.)

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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

The 2020 Midwest Chapter / MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association) Virtual Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Be a Health Literacy Superhero”. General information is available here.

Registration is only $25 and is now open for individuals, and CE is included in the cost of the Conference. The deadline to register is Monday, October 12, at 12:00 PM CDT.

We have a great program with Dr. Jennifer Gunter Keynote Speaker and Lisa Traditi as the MLA President speaking. Our panelists for our Early Career Panel and Addressing Disparities Health Literacy Panel will surely provide interesting and informative discussions. More information on speakers and panelists is available here.

Don’t forget to look at the list of exhibitors who will be attending the Conference and contact your rep for more information about them.

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(via Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University)

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2021 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research about serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website.

The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three proposals for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of proposals. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for Selection

  • Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  • Quality: Research design and methodologies
  • Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 15th, 2021. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents.

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  • Title of the project
  • Explicit statement of the research problem
  • Description of the research design and methodologies
  • Findings or results if available
  • Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2020-2021 committee chair: Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@northwestern.edu).

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The deadline to apply for a scholarship to attend the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference has been extended until Friday, October 23. Scholarships are available to early and mid-career librarians, library professional and support staff, library school students and recent graduates, and ALA Spectrum Scholars. All scholarships include complimentary registration for the virtual conference. To apply, visit the ACRL websites “Scholarships” section.

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(via Samantha McClellan – California State University, Sacramento)

LOEX 2021: Call for Breakout Session Proposals – “Information Literacy in a Time of Transformation”

49th Annual LOEX Conference

May 11-14, 2021


In years past, LOEX has typically been able to bring librarians and information professionals together for a conference in cities around the country to celebrate, collaborate, and revitalize their instruction. Facing the unique social and technological challenges of the present time, we’re approaching our instruction, our libraries, and our world differently. And that asks for an approach to LOEX 2021 that encompasses this transformation.

While the original intent was to host LOEX 2021 in the California Bay Area, due to COVID-19-related health, travel, and budget restrictions, we have moved to an entirely online format. In 2020, we made this switch from in-person to online in less than two months and we were able hold a successful, reduced in scope, conference. This year, we hope to build upon last year’s success and offer an even bigger & better conference that is more directly focused on the issues that librarians are encountering in their work and lives today.

The core of the conference will be as it always has been — the breakout sessions from academic librarians. You are invited to submit a proposal to LOEX 2021 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians from all over are exploring, adapting, & re-focusing their information literacy environment and dealing with the obstacles & opportunities that they are facing along the way.

This year’s LOEX tracks are the following.

  • Pedagogy: Transforming the Classroom
  • Assessment: Measuring Progress
  • Leadership: Elevating the Field
  • The Anti-Racist Instructor: Cultivating Inclusion and Belonging
  • The Value in Failure: From Missteps to Forward Movement
  • Theory in Practice: Reversing the Paradigm
  • Collaboration: Building Unity in Diversity

Proposals for 60-minute long presentations can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, December 4, 2020. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 18, 2021.

For more details, please go here.

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