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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The early bird rate deadline for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference is Monday, September 21. Don’t pay more if you don’t have to, so register today to secure the early-bird rate.

This year’s theme, “Many Libraries, One State: We ARE ILA”, is more important than it has ever been. In this trying time, it is reassuring to know that from large university libraries to one-person special libraries and all the libraries in between, we are strong, we are resilient, and we are united. Conference sessions include topics on advocacy, budget and finance, career advice, emerging technologies, equity, diversity and inclusion, marketing, open access, youth services and more! The Conference will also feature an array of speakers with diverse backgrounds, a virtual marketplace where attendees can meet with exhibitors, virtual networking opportunities, and poster sessions.

Don’t pay more, register today! To do so, please go here.

PLEASE NOTE: You can register to attend the conference now at the early bird rate and select the pay later option. If you have any questions about conference registration, e-mail ila@ila.org.

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

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

The IACRL Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since February of 2020
  • been published since February of 2020

and would like to be included in the Fall, 2020, IACRL Newsletter, please send your career or publication information (or, if relevant, both) to Krista Bowers Sharpe, at KA-Bowers-Sharpe@wiu.edu. The deadline to do so is Friday, September 18.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reports | No Comments »

(via IACRL)

The Spring, 2020, edition of the ACRL Chapter Topics Newsletter is now available. (Publication was delayed due to a number of factors.) The Newsletter contains updates from ACRL chapters around the country, including conferences and meetings, along with continuing education and professional development events. This issue also includes statements on social justice, particularly academic libraries’ role in addressing racial inequality and other barriers to equal access to library resources.

The Illinois chapter has an article on the IACRL-related events at last year’s ILA Annual Conference in Tinley Park, including the Unconference and the Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Thank you very much to Illinois State University’s Sue Franzen, who is the current IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, for writing the article, and to the Illinois Library Association for providing the photos. To read the article, please go here.

To view other articles in this issue, including a message from new ACRL Chapters Council Chair Ali Larsen of Siena College, please go to the homepage for the Spring, 2020, issue. Past issues, some of which also contain contributions from IACRL, are available here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reports | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Are you interested in library advocacy and outreach? Want to help RAILS libraries tell their story and make the case for increased support/funding? Apply to be a My Library Is.. Advisory Group member!

RAILS is seeking seven volunteers to help publicize the campaign and make people more aware of resources on the My Library Is… website. Volunteers will be asked to help create new resources and write regular blog posts. To apply, please fill out this interest form by Friday, September 18. 

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University, on behalf of RAILS)

Join RAILS on Thursday, September 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, for a discussion using data in libraries. How is your library using data? What are you collecting? How do you analyze your data? Libraries will have a chance to share their own methods. This event will also include a short presentation by Grant Halter, Data Analysis, RAILS.

To register, please go here. RAILS Online Roundtables are hour-long forums hosted on a specific topic. These forums are held via Zoom and any library staff from any Illinois library is invited.

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

(via the American Library Association)

The American Library Association (ALA) is inviting all library users to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted here, now through Monday, November 9, 2020. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have gone above and beyond to continue serving their communities, from offering digital programs and materials to providing hunger relief and much-needed Wi-Fi access. Nominees are encouraged to reflect on how their librarians’ creativity, passion and expertise have made an impact during these unprecedented times.

Ten librarians will each receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Awardees will be honored at the virtual I Love My Librarian Award ceremony on Jan. 23, 2021, which will take place during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits; winners will also receive free full conference registration as part of their award packages. Since the award was established in 2008, library users nationwide have submitted more than 20,000 nominations detailing how librarians transformed their communities’ inclusivity, digital access and literacy. Over the last decade, only 120 librarians have received this distinguished honor. Last year’s winners included a school librarian who helps rural students discover new worlds through virtual reality technology, an academic librarian who leads a first-of-its-kind book club for adults with intellectual disabilities and a public librarian who created an innovative resource center for refugees and immigrants.

To be eligible for the award, each nominee must hold a master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the ALA or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each nominee must be currently working as a librarian, or have been employed as a librarian on March 1, 2020, at a qualifying institution in the United States: public library, library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or library at an accredited K-12 school.

To view the full announcement, please go here.

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

(via Adam Roloff, Southern Illinois University Medical Library)

The Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medical Library in Springfield, IL, is partnering with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region to host the MLA webinar “Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn”. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. While the SIU Medical Library will not be showing the webinar on-site, the Library is making 25 access codes available to anyone who is interested in viewing the webinar without having to pay the registration fee.

There is no deadline to apply, but the access codes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for one, please contact Adam Roloff, Reference & Education Services Librarian, at aroloff47@siumed.edu. In the event that someone receives a code and then is unable to watch the live webinar, the code will still allow access to the webinar recording when it becomes available.

More information on the webinar’s content and presenter is available here. Please direct any questions to Adam Roloff. Thank you.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Has your library done 3D printing of face shields for the healthcare field in the past six months? We’d like to know a little bit about your experiences.

We’ve set up a short survey for Illinois libraries, available here. We hope to use this survey to write an ILA Reporter article about the experiences libraries have had in these efforts and what libraries should know if efforts like this are required in the future.

Any type of library that has done 3D printing of items for the healthcare field is encouraged to take this survey by Friday, September 25, 2020. Thank you for your time.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

A limited number of full scholarships for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference will be available to members of the Illinois library community who have been laid off or currently furloughed. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 20. To apply, please complete and submit the form available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The purpose of the Library Data Internship Award is to build capacity in the library and information science community to support data-driven research and health. To do so, the GMR will provide funding to support health sciences libraries within the Greater Midwest Region to offer a student internship focused on data services. This internship should be designed to enable participating students to achieve basic level proficiency from one of the Performance Indicators outlined in the article “The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: a framework for data science and open science skills development”, available here.

For more information and to apply, please go here. The priority deadline is Friday, September 18.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations | No Comments »