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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.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Ruth Slagle, Jackson State Community College)

Registration is open for the ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section webinar “OER: What’s Next? Accessibility”. It will take place on Tuesday, August 3, starting at 11:00 AM CDT. Join Elisabeth Morel and Aura Lippincott for a panel focusing on what is next for OER concerning accessibility.

This one-hour synchronous event will feature two presenters, followed by a Q&A.

Elizabeth Morrell has been the Director of AccessAbility Services at Western Connecticut State University for the last nine years and is a member of a systemwide Accessibility Council where she co-chaired an effort to create a systemwide accessibility policy. Prior to her arrival at WCSU, she was a Program Coordinator at the Center for Students with Disabilities at her alma mater, University of Connecticut. Throughout her professional career she has been an advocate for equal educational access and an active member within the system to enhance the support provided to students with disabilities.

Aura Lippincott is Instructional Designer at Western Connecticut State University where she partners with faculty to develop online, hybrid and on-ground graduate and undergraduate courses. Prior to this, Aura was Instructional Designer at Post University, Director of Instructional Technology Solutions at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Information Literacy Librarian at the UCLA Anderson School’s Rosenfeld Management Library. Aura coordinates the WCSU Libraries’ OER Initiative and serves on the CSCU OER Coordinating Council and the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council

Attendance is free. Register here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(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!

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The following programs from the Professional Development Alliance are currently on the schedule. Programs are offered on a wide variety of subjects. Check out everything the alliance is making available to our libraries in August!

  • Tuesday, August 3, 1:00-2:00 PM: Fostering Community and Students’ Creativity with Online Library Programming (registration currently open–see below for link)
  • Thursday, August 5, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Enhancing DEIA in Digital Collections Symposium (registration currently open–see below for link)
  • Thursday, August 19: What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access (details and registration forthcoming)

For more details and registration as they become available, please check the CARLI Event Calendar for August. Recordings of past CARLI-sponsored PDA events are available on the Professional Development Alliance website where permitted by the presenter.

We want to hear from you! If you have a topic you would like to see as a continuing education program, send your idea to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dr. Rebecca Croxton, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee is sponsoring a free ACRL Online Discussion Forum on Monday, August 9, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT. The purpose of the webinar is to share findings from a survey asking what protocols academic libraries used during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safe library operations (services, resources, spaces, personnel interactions). While the survey findings are specific to academic libraries, they are relevant to public and other libraries and other academic entities. The forum will present survey findings followed by questions from participants.

To register, please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registered attendees will later receive a link to the recorded webcast, along with access to the full report and the de-identified data set.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(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.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

You may have seen the My Library Is… blog from RAILS. The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) developed the My Library Is… campaign to help member libraries tell your stories and prove your library’s value to stakeholders, including current and potential library users, funders, governing boards, parent institutions/companies, colleagues, elected officials, and more. On this website, you’ll find tools and resources created or curated by RAILS and others, for all sizes and types–academic, public, school, special–of libraries. You can also share your library’s (and see other libraries’) best practices, ideas, tools, templates, media, and experiences in the Sharing Showcase area.

I am looking for academic librarians to contribute to the blog! Do you have a marketing, PR, or communications story to share? Have you implemented a new service or collection? E-mail me at ggregory@niu.edu and tell me about it.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | No Comments »

(via Amy Minix, Indiana University Bloomington)

The Education and Behavioral Science Section of ACRL is hosting a webinar panel to discuss how to implement OER. The webinar, titled “Implementing OER in Education & Behavioral Sciences”, will take place on Friday, July 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Librarians Dorinne Banks (Open Education Librarian-George Washington University), Heather Blicher (Coordinator of Library Services-Reynolds Community College), and Lindsay Inge Carpenter (Pedagogy Librarian-University of Maryland) will share their experiences working with faculty and instructors to promote and engage with Open Educational Resources. Topics will include: opportunities and resources for librarians to learn about OER, intersections of OER and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, how to build community (locally, regionally, & nationally), and models that have been helpful for implementing OER. Feel free to submit anonymous questions for the presenters via this link.

To register for the webinar, please go here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Registration is now open for the free online presentation “Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers”. Sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section’s Professional Development Committee, this webinar will take place on Monday, August 16, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.


This panel discusses uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process. Librarians and data providers share similar data literacy goals, and this panel pools the expertise of both groups to focus on strategies and interventions that support novice researchers. We explore our combined experiences and jointly step through students’ research phases to examine how each group can contribute to improving that experience.

Moreover, we explore ways to review students’ data literacy needs throughout the research process through the lens of Kuhlthau’s six-stage, iterative ISP. Kuhlthau’s framework, rooted in empathy, maps to existing knowledge about what students do, think, and feel at various stages of the search process. We encourage participants to identify “zones of intervention” that are both consistent with Kuhlthau’s research and are novel to data-rich research projects.

Presenter bios

Charissa Jefferson is the Labor Economics Librarian at the Princeton University Library.

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Katrina Stierholz is group vice president and director of Library and Research Information Services at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Lynette Hoelter is an associate archivist at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

Register here. If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an e-mail that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (lwgariepy@vcu.edu) or Sam Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), co-chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs is available here.

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(via Holly Robinson, American Library Association)

ALA President Patty Wong and ALA President-Elect Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada are pleased to announce a call for volunteers for the newly formed ALA Code of Conduct Committee and expanded Policy Monitoring Committee and Council Orientation Committee, as by ALA Council at the 2021 Annual Conference. All interested volunteers should submit an interest form no later than Saturday, July 31.

Committee terms will begin immediately for both one and two-year terms.

The new Code of Conduct Committee Membership will consist of seven (7) members, including Co-Chairs appointed annually.

ALA is currently seeking all 7 members (including Co-Chairs) for the initial term.

The new Code of Conduct Committee’s charge is to administer and apply the ALA Online Code of Conduct. This committee will provide transparent, consistent, and context-sensitive accountability to ensure mutual respect and community safety.

The Council Orientation Committee’s membership will expand to 10 members, including Chair.

ALA is currently seeking 4 new members.

The Council Orientation Committee’s charge is to develop and carry out a mentoring and orientation program for new and continuing councilors and schedule and organize Council Forums to be held in conjunction with Council Sessions, and to select and arrange training for Council Forum Facilitators.

The Policy Monitoring Committee’s membership will expand to 10 members, including Chair.

ALA is currently seeking 8 new members.

The Policy Monitoring Committee’s charge is to monitor the accurate documentation and codification of ALA policy, as determined by formal action of council; to prepare additions or changes in the ALA policy manual following each Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting as may be required by motions and resolutions adopted by council; and to review and advise on all unit organization policies to ensure that they are in compliance with council approved association-wide policies.

For more information on each committee’s composition and responsibilities, go here. Please reach out to Holly Robison, Governance Associate, at hrobison@ala.org with any questions.

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