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(via John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate)

The ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) Programming Committee is looking for health sciences/instruction librarians and other education professionals to present their tips and tricks for engaging online instruction. The aim is to help health sciences librarians gain useful skills, strategies, and activity ideas. Here are some potential areas of coverage we are looking for:

  • general strategies for online interaction and engagement
  • asynchronous instruction strategies
  • synchronous instruction strategies
  • accessibility issues
  • specific tools and software [breakout rooms, using polls, web conferencing products Learning Management Systems (LMS), etc]

Please submit a proposal by Friday, May 8, via this form. We are looking for presentations that are 20-30 minutes.

The webinar is tentatively scheduled for June, 2020. This session will be presented using Zoom.

If you have questions, please contact Anna Ferri, at aferri@roseman.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future”, to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. Friday, May 8, 2020, is the deadline for ACRL 2021 contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals. Especially now, today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Through the efforts of talented library workers, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services.

A Format for Everyone

ACRL 2021 offers a variety of options for participation and features nine session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues.

Get Started

Review the proposal elements and consult the Conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. Submit proposals via the online form available on the Conference website.

Why Present?

Learn more about the impact of being an ACRL Conference presenter from Peter Hepburn and share your ideas with your colleagues in Seattle as we work together for an open future.

Through our Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive conference program in Seattle that will reflect the library community’s diverse range of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and ability. We also seek presenters and topics from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including non-library faculty, staff, and administrators.

Due Dates

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due on Friday May 8, 2020. Lightning talk, digital poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and virtual conference webcast proposals are due on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan, at mconahan@ala.org, or Tory Ondrla, at tondrla@ala.org.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Registration is now open for the Amigos Library Services 2020 Conference “Next Steps: Create and Cultivate a Career That Matters”. Taking place online Wednesday, May 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM CDT, this one-day conference is designed to give librarians and library staff the opportunity to learn, share insights, and discuss best practices on managing their careers from start to finish. With proper planning and knowledge, library professionals can actively cultivate their career to go farther, find more fulfillment and create work that matters.

Free for members and open non-members, the online conference will consist of two keynote speakers, Austin Community College’s Julie Todaro (opening) and Tulsa Community College’s Elizabeth Szkirpan (closing); concurrent break-out sessions; and the annual Amigos Member Business Meeting, carried out by Amigos leadership. One of the speakers for the panel discussion “Voices from Library School”, taking place from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM CDT, is Chris Benner, an MLIS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Early-bird registration ends Monday, May 4. Regular registration closes at 8:00 AM CDT on Monday, May 11. To read speaker biographies, view the schedule, and register for the event, please go to here.

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(via Lauren Buckley, Brandeis University)

We are pleased to announce that New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians will host a free virtual conference on Thursday, June 11, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT.

Topics may include the following, depending on speaker availability.

  • vaccine research & manufacture
  • virology
  • making Health Devices in non-industrial settings
  • IRB and human subjects research  in the shifting landscape

Tentative Schedule (all times Central)

  • 8:00-9:00 AM — Session A
  • 9:15-9:45 AM — Interstitial – Front Line Stories
  • 10:00-11:00 AM — Session B
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Lunch Break
  • 12:00-1:00 PM — Session C
  • 1:15-1:45 PM — Interstitial – Front Line Stories
  • 2:00-3:00 PM — Session D

The schedule of topics will be finalized and sent to all registrants soon.

This Conference will run throughout the day, with access via a single link for the whole day that attendees will receive after registering. You may tune in as you have time or for the topics that interest you the most. More information and a detailed schedule will be available closer to the date of the event. Please register to get the most updated information sent to you.

To register, go here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

ILA Scholarships help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship and can be used for classes, registration fees for conferences, seminars, workshops, or any other educational opportunities. The deadline for the scholarships is Friday, May 15. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact the ILA Office, at ila@ila.org.

Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Conference attendees. If awarded, the scholarship covers registration and expenses to the ILA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1,000.

The winner will write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference. The winner agrees that this summary may be published in the ILA Reporter and may be used for future scholarship promotional materials. To apply for this scholarship, please click here.

Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

Presented by Illinois Library Association and the ILA Awards Committee in honor of Valerie Wilford (1939-2016). As a teacher and mentor to hundreds of librarians, Valerie Wilford made enormous contributions to school librarianship, multi-type cooperation and resource sharing in Illinois. This award is supported by the Valerie J. Wilford Memorial Fund. Scholarship grant for the pursuit of education in librarianship; the scholarship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity.

Applicants must be personal members of ILA or AISLE, or another Illinois state library association; or staff at an ILA institutional member library. The award will be given to an individual or group that has made the most successful case for an educational event that will enhance the group or individual’s ability to promote multi-type cooperation. There will be only one award per person or group.

To be considered for this award, the activity must be participation in an educational opportunity. This may be a graduate, undergraduate, or LTA class or another continuing education activity such as workshop or conference attendance. The reimbursable amount is up to $1000. The activity should take place, or have taken place, in the calendar year in which the award is announced. If it has already taken place and the applicant seeks reimbursement, evidence of completion should be included in the application. If it has not taken place by the application deadline of May 15, reimbursement will be contingent upon the successful applicant’s provision of evidence of completion.

Scholarship vouchers entitling successful applicants to reimbursement of legitimate expenses related to the activity (registration/tuition fees, travel expenses, meals, lodging, materials required for activity, or substitute fees) will be presented. The reimbursable amount is up to $1000. The recipient will also be invited and recognized at the awards lunch held during the ILA Annual Conference.

To apply for this scholarship, please go here.

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(via Susanne Caro, North Dakota State University)

The Western States Government Information Virtual Conference is a free, biennial conference hosted by Government Information Librarians in the Western States and is open to all. The theme of this year’s event, which will take place virtually on Wednesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 6, is “Trusted to Serve: Promoting Quality Government Services in Libraries”. We invite attendees from across the United States to gather online to discuss topics related to all levels of government (local, state, federal, and international). This year’s Conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

Research indicates libraries hold the public’s trust in an age when there is much distrust of government and other public institutions. The U.S. Census Bureau recognized this and actively partnered with libraries to promote 2020 Census participation. Responses to the COVID-19 crisis also showed many innovative ways that libraries can partner with all levels of government to share information and meet community needs. What else can libraries do to leverage our status as trusted institutions to advocate for user-focused government services?

Suggested topics for presentations are below.

  • promotion/outreach activities around government services such as voter registration, civic engagement, tax filing, and applications for benefits through libraries.
  • local library/government collaborations around Covid -19, Census 2020, or other government programs
  • using census data to improve library services
  • open data initiatives
  • other government information-related topics are welcome

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, May 15. Please click here to submit one. Proposers will be notified of acceptance by Monday, June 15.

More information about the Conference is available here. Please direct any questions to Arlene Weible, at arlene.weible@state.or.us.

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(via Rachel Olsen, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Are you doing innovative work in your academic library related to online tutorials? Have you recently redesigned or refreshed your tutorial program? You are invited to join a panel of librarians at ACRL related to this topic!

There are currently two of us writing the panel proposal, and ACRL specifies that panels should be 60 minutes in length with no more than four presenters. Respond to rachel.olsen@uncg.edu or slharlow@uncg.edu with a couple of sentences about your qualifications and ideas for this panel by Friday, May 1, if you’d like to participate.

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(via Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona)

The Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium that had been scheduled for March 12-13, 2020, at the University of Arizona, has been postponed and moved to a virtual-only format this year, due to COVID-19 concerns. We are in the process of planning when exactly it will take place–likely August or September 2020.

We wanted to share this information widely, since as an in-person conference, attendance has been limited by space and funding; but now that we are moving to online this year, content and discussions will be open to all who are interested. If you’d like to follow developments, please join our discussion list (please see the link near the bottom of the Symposium’s homepage), and the Twitter hashtag is #claps2020.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2021. Today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Submit your ideas for presentation at ACRL 2021 in Seattle, where we will explore the theme Ascending into An Open Future in the hometown of the iconic, soaring Space Needle.

Through the work of talented library workers like you, and ACRL’s commitments to equitable and open scholarship as well as equity, diversity and inclusion, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services. Share your ideas with your colleagues in Seattle as we work together for an open future.

Friday, May 8, 2020
Contributed Paper, Panel, Preconference, Workshop

Friday, October 9, 2020
Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast

More information on the 2021 meeting is available here.

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(via RAILS)

All RAILS members are invited to join us for a RAILS Member Update on Thursday, April 16, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The update will be held via Zoom. Register here and you will be emailed a link to join the Zoom meeting. View agenda.

We will discuss a variety of topics related to COVID-19 and libraries, including:

  • Libraries as essential services
  • Furloughs
  • Safe handling of library materials
  • Reports on current virtual services libraries are offering now or planning, including virtual summer reading programs
  • Reopening plans

We’d like to emphasize that we are asking libraries to share their reopening plans with us. Although we’ll discuss reopenings at the member update, we also ask members to continue to share your plans after that time. Please e-mail your plans to Stacy Palmisano.

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