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(via Urban Librarians Unite)

Urban Librarians Unite is seeking speakers for its 2022 Urban Librarians Conference. Themed “What’s Your Spark?”, this year’s event will take place virtually on Friday, September 16. See below for more details.

Using the past few years as a lens to focus on what we value the most, let’s talk about how we can prioritize what gives our work meaning and brings out the spark that motivates us. What’s your spark? What drives you in your library work? Is there value or mission in your work that keeps you going? That you could talk about for an hour with no script, just pure drive? Here’s your chance!

We are looking for speakers to talk about that things they’d *always* rather be working on. Is it a program? Worker advocacy? A tech project? You tell us.

The deadline for speaker applications is Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 PM CDT. To apply, please go here. More details on the 2022 Conference are available here.

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(via Jennifer Young, East Tennessee State University)

The planners of the 2022 Southeastern Resource Sharing Conference are now accepting program proposals. Presenters are eligible for a discount on Conference registration.

The Conference is currently scheduled as an in-person event and will take place from October 13 to 14 (Thursday to Friday) at the Scarritt Bennett Conference Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The keynote speaker will be Tina Baich.

Come and enjoy classic southern hospitality while (re)connecting with library colleagues from across the Southeast and beyond. Join us in exploring ways to strengthen resource sharing in its many forms among libraries of all types and sizes.

We are seeking session proposals that cover interlibrary loan, document delivery, copyright, open access and education, consortial borrowing, regional and institutional repositories, shared collections, and more. We also encourage proposals that explore connections, collaborations, and crossover topics, including between resource sharing and scholarly communications.

If you have a topic you’d like to share, we encourage you to submit a proposal for a:

  • Poster (size information coming soon)
  • Lightning Talk – 10 minutes
  • Presentation – 40 minutes
  • Panel – 40 minutes (more info. below)

We invite you to propose a panel (including panelists) around a topic of your choice.  Here are a few ideas.

  • Next Generation Resource Sharing (including what we’ve learned from COVID)
  • Controlled Digital Lending
  • E-book Lending
  • Enhancing regional collaboration​

The deadline to submit proposals is now Friday, June 3. Please see the Conference website for additional information as it becomes available.

Direct questions to James Harper, at harperjb@wfu.edu.

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(via Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University)

The OpenCon Cleveland Planning Committee invites you to join us for virtual OpenCon Cleveland 2022 on Friday, May 20. During the preceding week, there will be asynchronous lightning talk viewing and discussion. Friday, May 20, 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 Friday, May 13. 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 it looks a bit different this year, the OpenCon committee has prepared a conference that provides flexibility and engagement opportunities!

Here’s what you can look forward to at the conference!

  • The theme of our event this year is “Collaboration in Open Education”.
  • The event begins on Monday, May 16, when attendees can 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 20, 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 Anita Walz will take place at 2:30 PM CDT.

More information about the virtual OpenCon 2022 Cleveland event can be found here.

Keynote Speaker (May 20) via Zoom 

Anita Walz

Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech

Anita R. Walz is associate professor at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. In her role as Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian she aims to inspire faculty to choose, adapt, create, and publicly share learning resources which are more accessible to students and flexible to potential adopters. She holds a Master degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy from Wheaton College and has 20 years of experience working in international, government, school, and academic libraries. She recently led a multi-institutional team of faculty and librarians from Virginia Tech and Cleveland State University to generate and review a sharable test bank resource for the open textbook, Strategic Management. Her research interests include library involvement in open educational resource initiatives, collaboration, library publishing, economics of higher education, and effective teaching practices for college-age and adult learners.

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(via Amy Barlow, Rhode Island College)

Free registration is now open for the ACRL New England Chapter & New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Joint Annual Conference. The event will take place live online from Wednesday, June 1, to Friday, June 3Registration is limited, so make certain to sign up now.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Connection, Disconnection, Reconnection: How Are We Building Community Now?”. Community is at the heart of libraries, and our sense of community has been greatly impacted by the state of the world around us. We’ve disconnected in some ways and reconnected in others- what will we do next to build (or rebuild) our staffs, our communities, and ourselves?

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

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

The SLA (Special Libraries Association) Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and St. Louis communities invite you to share your knowledge and experiences! Take part in an exciting annual virtual event featuring colleagues from around the Midwest. This year’s theme is Transformation of Librarianship. SLA membership is not required to submit (and registration fee will be waived for presenters), but topics should relate to special librarianship or specialized libraries, services, collections.

The 2022 SLA Midwest Symposium will take place on Friday, June 10, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT. You are invited to propose one (or both) of the following program types.

  • ​lightning talk (super-focused 10 minute talk on your topic)
  • education session (30-60 min)​

Presenters who have recently begun or completed a project or initiative, published an article or blog post, or shifted their career in some way are especially encouraged to submit a proposal. Students are also invited to submit.

Topics to consider include the following.

  • collecting and utilizing data; data management
  • evolving role of libraries and librarians
  • information ethics
  • copyright and intellectual property
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • transformative agreements and open access

Proposals are due Monday, May 9. To submit a proposal, please go here. Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 13.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Moore, at slailpresidentelect@gmail.com.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Seguimos Creando Enlaces Virtual Conference. First offered in 2012, Seguimos Creando Enlaces (“We Continue Creating Connections”) is a free Conference that fosters community connections and cultural diversity in public, academic, and special libraries from the US, Mexico, and across the globe.

Our special 10th Anniversary theme for this year’s Conference is reCreando Enlaces / “reCreating Connections”. Please join us for more than 13 unique sessions throughout this one-day virtual Conference, taking place on Thursday, May 19, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM CDT, via the new Zoom Events platform.

Conference sessions are proudly presented in both English and Spanish and will include live translation and captions. You will be able to select the English channel or Spanish channel in Zoom. Recordings will be available after the event, but we encourage you to watch live, if possible, so that you can participate during Q&A sessions.

We are excited to kick off the Conference with a keynote address by award-winning author Reyna Grande. In the afternoon, executive director Dulce Garcia, Esq. of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Border Angels will join us for a featured address.

Register for the Conference today and view the preliminary schedule on our Zoom Events homepage, via our website. Contact the Creando Planning Committee, at seguimoscreandoenlaces@gmail.com, with any questions.

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(via Ashley Morrison, University of Texas at Austin)

You are invited to share your work, perspectives, and ideas at Open Texas 2022, being held virtually on September 21-23 (Wednesday-Friday). Visit the Open Texas 2022 website to learn about this year’s committees and conference theme.

This year’s theme, “The Labor of Open Education”, invites participants to reflect on the work, creativity, art, and science of open education 20 years since UNESCO adopted the term “open educational resources” in 2002. With its origins in social justice and motivation to achieve equity in access, participation, and attainment for students and practitioners, open education has required significant work and commitment.

In 2022, as higher education has become more comfortable with the digital universe and the pandemic becomes endemic, it is time to examine the labor of open education. This year’s conference will explore the people and passion behind the success of OER over the last two decades.

The call for proposals is now open. Proposals must be submitted via Cvent and are due on Wednesday, June 1. If you need help getting started, feel free to use our Proposal Submission Preparation document.

If you have questions or suggestions about the Open Texas call for proposals, please e-mail open.ed.texas@gmail.com.

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(via Jenay Solomon, U​niversity of Iowa)

Want to help someone new to the profession, or more experienced but seeking your wisdom? Sign up to be a mentor!

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee will be providing “On-the-Fly” Mentoring services on site during ALA Annual 2022 in Washington, D.C. Mentees will have the opportunity to meet with a mentor for a twenty-minute session, on a drop-in basis. We need experienced librarians to help those new to the profession or looking for career advice.

If you are attending ALA Annual 2022 and are willing to act as a mentor, please sign up using the online form. We are looking for all kinds of librarians–public, special, school, and academic!


ALA JobList Placement & Career Development Center, Renaissance DC Hotel–Rock Creek Ballroom

Dates & Times

  • Saturday, June 25, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
  • Sunday, June 26, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee presents its 10th annual (online) Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 20, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM CDT.

We hope you’ve saved the date! Registration is now open, please share with anyone at your institution who may be interested.

The program, focused on the theme “Re-imagining Instruction After Disruption”, will feature a morning keynote by Janet Swatscheno from University of Illinois at Chicago entitled “‘I’m excited but have no idea what I’m doing’: How Libraries Can Support Open Pedagogy and Why They Should.” The keynote is followed by morning “Tech it Out” and afternoon “Lesson Plan” presentations, with a virtual lunch chat from 12:30 to 1:00 PM at 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 19.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via ACRL)

The Association of College & Research Libraries invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday), 2023, 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. Contributed paper, panel session, and workshop proposals are due Friday, June 3, 2022. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual conference presentations are due Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Through its Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive conference program that will provide opportunities to underrepresented groups that have been historically marginalized or excluded due to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and/or disability. The association also seeks participants from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including nonlibrary faculty, staff, and administrators. Individuals are encouraged to address how their proposed sessions and their personal and professional experiences will advance these goals, promote equity and inclusion, and broaden the perspectives of conference attendees.

Complete details about ACRL 2023, including the full “Call for Proposals”, are available on the conference website. Registration opens in September of 2022.

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