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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It will also present Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. IACRL welcomes submissions on all subjects relevant to Illinois academic and research libraries.

The criteria for submissions, along with the process for choosing winners, are available here. ​The deadline for submitting a scholarly work is 5:00 PM Central Time on Monday, February 7. Please send your submission to Sue Franzen, IACRL Awards Committee Chair, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. If possible, send a link to the scholarly work; otherwise, submit it as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word. If the work does not already contain an abstract or summary, please include one in the e-mail (a paragraph would suffice).

Once the Awards Committee has received the submissions and confirmed that they meet the criteria, voting will take place via electronic ballot in February or March. Voting will last for 30 days. The Awards Committee will then announce the winners, and those individuals will have the opportunity to present their work in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Franzen, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. Thank you very much.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM webinar “Grants and Proposal Writing”. It will take place on Thursday, February 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This live webinar is worth 1.00 hour of MLA CE credit. A description and the link to registration are below.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addresse​d, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to complete the following tasks.

1. Identify online resources to search for funding
2. Describe the basic sections of a proposal
3. Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
4. Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create one, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2022 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of events provides an opportunity to meet with your state and federal legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. The ILA President will bring welcoming remarks; ILA Legislative Consultant Derek Blaida and ILA Executive Director Diane Foote will speak about Springfield and Washington legislative priorities.

Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We’ll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won’t change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

The first Meet-up will take place on Monday, January 24, while the last one will occur on Monday, February 28Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments, and content may change), so don’t wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office at ila@ila.org.

This year’s Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15.

To see the list of Virtual Meet-ups and register for one, please go here.

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

(via Susan Lessick, University of California – Irvine)

Good news for those interested in learning the right skills to conduct high-quality research. MLA’s Research Training Institute (RTI) has extended the deadline for 2022-23 applicants to Monday, January 31.

RTI transforms library professionals ​with any level of research skills into experts who are able to independently conduct a quality research project. RTI training covers all stages of designing, implementing, and communicating a successful health information research project.
Know anyone who could benefit from this program? Encourage them to apply!

Participants develop effective research questions, select a research design, identify the components of a research project, collect, manage, and analyze data, publish and present the results of a research project, and much more.

Past RTI Fellows report experiencing enhanced career opportunities after participating in the program. Here’s what some of them have said about their RTI experience.

“Participating in the RTI has been like getting a mini-PhD.”

“Excellent instructors, curriculum content, and course readings”

“RTI has helped me approach my research ideas from a place of empowerment instead of apprehension.”

“I now feel confident in my ability to forge forth with a project I’m passionate about.”

“One of the most productive and professional fulfilling milestones of my career.”

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

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Joshua Zeller, Mount St. Joseph University)

The ALA RUSA STARS Licensing & Legislation Committee is currently in the process of planning its free spring 2022 workshop, which will have the broad theme of “licensing 101,” and be free to all attendees. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our short survey, available here, regarding the specific licensing 101 topics that are of particular interest to you. The survey also has open-ended questions related to license negotiation and interlibrary loan workflows that will help us further gauge which topics would be engaging and relevant for our workshop.

Please feel free to forward this message individually or collectively through social media, resource sharing forums, or to local, state, or regional e-mail listservs as appropriate.

Thank you for assisting us with our planning process, and we look forward to your responses!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Surveys, Webinars | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

Are you interested in expanding your professional network; helping shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan, commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship? Are you ready to be considered for an opportunity to adv​ance learning and transform scholarship through a committee appointment?

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Erin Ellis invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2022-23 division or section committee. Face-to-face attendance at conferences is not required and committee work can be completed virtually throughout the year. Learn more about the appointments process in the recording of the December 2 “Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering” webcast, available here.

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, go here.

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

(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to invite you to join a Professional Development Alliance (PDA) webinar “Working with Fire Professionals”, presented by Chief John High of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) on Tuesday, January 25, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT. This program, described fully below, will look at identifying fire hazards, how to prevent them, and how the fire department will respond to the call. This program supports the CARLI Preservation Committee’s efforts to share information throughout 2021-2022 regarding preparing for and responding to Disasters & Emergencies.

“Working with Fire Professionals” is an introduction to what fire departments do with a special look at Fire Prevention activities. The first step in fighting a fire is to prevent the fire from ever occurring.  Firefighters face a variety of hazards as they battle a burning building besides the heat and smoke. There are collapses of ceilings and walls, holes burned through the floors and live electrical and gas lines.

When a fire occurs, the results are often devastating to a family or business. Many items are not replaceable and for a business to be closed due to a fire can be a permanent closure.

People do not always understand how everyday items can help start a fire and how fast a fire can develop. This program will look at identifying fire hazards, how to prevent them, and how the fire department will respond to the call. The fire service goal is to protect life and property.

Chief John High, Sr., serves as the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Fire Investigation and Fire Prevention Training program manager. John is responsible for scheduling classes, cultivating new instructors and assuring the program continues to meet all state and national training standards. Chief High also oversees an expansion of the prevention component as part of IFSI outreach.

Chief High joined IFSI field staff in 2003. He has been affiliated since 1994 with the Lynch Fire Protection District and currently serves as a Trustee. He retired from that department as Assistant Chief. Concurrently, Chief High served on the Danville Fire Department beginning in 1978 and retiring in 2012 as Assistant Chief.

Chief High is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the National Fire Protection Association. He attended Parkland College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science. Chief High holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Management from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

The Illinois Fire Service Institute is the statutory State Fire Academy for Illinois. In addition to training provided at its Champaign campus, the Institute offers one-day hands-on classes for fire departments at Regional Training Centers and local fire stations across the State. The mission of the Illinois Fire Service Institute is to help firefighters do their work through training, education, information and research.

Please register for the event here. Send any questions to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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

(via the American Library Association)

The ALA Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference, currently scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, June 23, to Tuesday, June 28. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Monday, January 31. Notification of acceptance will be made by Sunday, March 20.

The Research Forum session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of LIS. The three papers will be selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying a strong use of theory, a clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data collection and analysis methods. Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significant research findings for LIS are welcome. All topics related to LIS will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and non-members of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a double-anonymized review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference.​

To view the full announcement, including the list of submission criteria, please go here.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association is pleased to announce that applications for our new Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences are now being accepted. Each year, five $1,000 stipends (no reimbursement) will be awarded to librarians and library staff who have faced structural barriers to national participation, including those eligible for the ALA’s Spectrum Scholarships, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQUIA+, and rural librarians or library staff.

The grants can be used to attend a variety of conferences, including the American Library Association Annual Conference, the Public Library Association Annual Conference, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference, and the REFORMA Annual Conference, among others.

The deadline for the first-round of applications for this year is Tuesday, February 1, and recipients will be announced by Tuesday, February 15. Additional information is available here. If you have any questions about the grants, please contact ILA, at ila@ila.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Save the Date: ILA Forum Open House (Online Friday, February 25)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We’re hosting our very first forum open house! The event will take place online Friday, February 25!

If you’re a personal member of ILA who wants to get involved, this is your chance to meet managers and members of ILA forums and learn about their work. If you are not an ILA member, this is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with all of the ILA forums. Registration will open very soon. This event will not be recorded. ​

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