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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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

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

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium, Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8-9 (Thursday-Friday). The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

Proposals are due on Friday, February 26. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March. To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here. The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

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

Call for Contributors: June 2021 Issue of ILA Reporter

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the June 2021 issue. We are seeking the following types of pieces.

  • articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from more than one library or type of library
  • writing that considers a “how to think about . . .” approach rather than “how to do . . .”
  • submissions from all geographic areas of the state
  • submissions that relate to ILA’s strategic goal area of a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the profession and the association.

Submission guidelines for the ILA Reporter are available here. If you have any questions regarding submissions OR you have a topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact Alissa T. Henkel, ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chair, at ahenkel@decaturlibrary.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

ACRL announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future.” The Conference will be held April 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday).

ACRL 2021 features a mix of more than 300 live and on-demand programs, interactive discussion groups, eye-popping posters, a social wall, fun connections and prizes, and content on demand for 30 days. The conference also features author Tressie McMillan Cottom and journalist Mona Chalabi as keynote speakers, along with invited presentations from Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and We Here administrators Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, and Charlotte Roh.

The early-bird registration deadline is Friday, March 12. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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

(via Brittney Thomas, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center)

We are inviting you to complete a survey about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary.

Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card.

Click here to access the survey. Please respond by Friday, February 26. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager, at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Surveys | No Comments »

(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

IACRL is seeking panelists for a Spring Semester Town Hall, (official title tbd) on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing how your library has adapted their physical operations or adapted their online instruction & services, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels:
1.  A panel discussing adapting physical spaces–10:00-11:00 AM
2.  A panel discussing adapting online library instruction & services–11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire by Sunday, February 21, letting us know your interest.

Please direct any questions to IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Emily Gilbert, at Emily.Gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Conference (Thursday-Friday, April 15-16) and the Reaching Forward South Conference (Friday, May 7) are joining forces to bring their 2021 virtual conferences to all Illinois libraries! The combined conference, Reaching Forward Illinois, will allow registrants to attend both conferences for one fee. Recordings of the sessions will be available to registrants through August.

For more information, including the schedules, and to register, please go here. The registration fee is $50, which includes both conferences. When registering, individuals will need to login to their ILA account. If you are registering someone other than yourself or you need to register a group, please e-mail ila@ila.org for assistance.

Reaching Forward Awards

The Reaching Forward Committee is accepting nominations for the Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant and the Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff. Both awards will be presented at the Reaching Forward Conference.

Additional information about the awards is below. If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

The Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant recognizes the contributions of a support staff member to the library community and the role of support staff in libraries. The recipient will receive free registration to the Reaching Forward Illinois Conference and a framed certificate.

The Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff encourages ILA membership and support staff attendance at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. The recipient will receive a one-year ILA membership and full registration for the ILA Annual Conference and a framed certificate.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program. The event will take virtually on Saturday, April 24, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This year’s program will explore the concept of judging versus joining behaviors and explore the types of behaviors that lead to inclusion as well as those that exclude people. Utilizing an organization development framework called “Conscious Actions for Inclusion,” attendees will learn how to integrate specific actions – characterized as “joining behaviors” – into a workplace environment and to identify judging behaviors that can be distancing and damaging.

Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make a big impact on their unique communities and Elevate should represent this diversity. Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. Past Elevate participants may apply to attend this year.

Elevate will offer approximately four professional development hours to school librarians who attend. The registration fee for the program is $50 per participant.

The program will be held on Zoom and will include small group conversations in breakout rooms. Attendees will need to utilize a microphone and webcam to fully participate in the program. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 5. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 12. If you have questions about your application, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme, “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities”. The MLA ’21 “Call for Poster and Lightning Talks” has been extended to Monday, February 15.

Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submitters must choose a primary area of practice that relates to the submission. MLA Areas of Practice are Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership.

Like papers, posters and lightning talks can be submitted as program descriptions or as research submissions. They require a structured abstract, and more information about structured abstracts can be found at “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers“.

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