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(via Eloise Stevens, Bucknell University)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 26, and that for submissions is Monday, May 10. Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available here.

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact Committee Co-Chairs Eloise Stevens, at tes025@bucknell.edu, and Rachel Cooke, at rcooke@fgcu.edu.

Important Note: All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

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(via Dr. Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, Oklahoma State University)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Virtual Professional Development Program for Spring 2021, “Digital Integrator & Transdisciplinary Research Partner” will be held on Wednesday, April 28, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The panel will highlight the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center’s unique model as a digital integrator on campus, working as part of teams in journalism and medicine focused on misinformation and missing information.

All four presenters from the University of Cincinnati are as follows: Kristen Burgess (Operational Manager for the Digital Scholarship Center), Dr. Jeff Blevins (Professor and Head of Journalism Department), Don Jason (Clinical Informationist), and Dr. Lindsay Nickels (Program Coordinator for the Digital Scholarship Center)

This program is presented by the ACRL DSS Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the Outreach Committee and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

The program is free to attend. ACRL membership is not required.

To register, please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A program recording will be distributed to registrants after the conclusion of the session.

Questions may be directed to Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, DSS Professional Development Committee Chair, at pprudho@okstate.edu.

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(via ACRL)

Registration for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future”, which will take place from April 13 (Tuesday) to April 16 (Friday), is still available!

Today’s higher education environment calls for continually innovative ways to advance student, faculty, and institution success. If you are part of the academic and research library community; value sustainable, open scholarship and education; embrace equity, diversity and inclusion; and want to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need now-this event is for you.

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.

Learn more about Brown, Ferretti, and Roh’s invited presentation “Systemic Oppression Requires Systemic Change: Recasting the Roles of Academic Libraries in Contemporary Contexts” in this video.

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

Recharge your career by meeting with a professional counselor during the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference. The counselor can guide you in strategizing for the next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals, and/or rejuvenating your career. Perhaps you have been laid-off or foresee a lay-off in the future. These sessions can also help you in determining your next move.

Each session is completely confidential. Career coaching sessions will be held Wednesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 15, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT. Sign up confidentially here.

The ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference will be held April 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday). Registration is still available here.

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(via Andrea Baer, Rowan University)

The ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) invites proposals for a virtual showcase of open educational practices (OEP) in libraries. You can propose either a single presentation (10-12 minutes) or a panel presentation with representatives from 3-4 institutions (40 minutes total). The session will conclude with about 15-20 minutes for questions and discussion.

Please see the event description below and consider submitting a proposal here. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, starting at 3:00 PM CDT. Proposals are due Thursday, April 1. Selected presenters will be notified by April 16.

Event description: Seeking to cultivate more inclusive and equitable learning environments, many librarians are exploring open educational practices (OEP) through which students are invited to engage as co-learners, knowledge creators, and active agents in their learning process. As Catherine Cronin and Iain MacLaren explain in “Conceptualizing OEP”, OEP extend beyond the mere use of open educational resources to include “collaborative, pedagogical practices employing social and participatory technologies for interaction, peer-learning, knowledge creation and sharing, and empowerment of learners.” Collaborative open access projects, Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons, open syllabi, collaborative annotation, and open peer review are just a few examples of such OEPs. In this online session, librarians from a range of institution types will share about their experiences with OEPs, lessons learned, pedagogical considerations, and ongoing questions related to these projects.

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(via Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library)

The ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee invites proposals for presentations at their virtual research forum, to be held online in early May, 2021. Our charge is to investigate and propose ways for education and behavioral science librarians to share ideas about new directions in education and behavioral science librarianship, research in progress or recently completed, and other current topics of interest.

The Research Forum encourages and supports researchers of all levels and offers an opportunity to present research that is currently underway through a 10-minute lightning talk format. Participation in the forum offers presenters an opportunity to share their work in a peer-reviewed venue and receive feedback from the ACRL community. Lightning talks are selected via a competitive, open peer review process. Those who are not selected will receive formative feedback from the EBSS Research Committee.

Proposals are due Friday, March 19. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of March 29.

Proposal Submission Instructions

To submit a proposal, submit the following (.doc or .pdf) via e-mail to the EBSS Research Committee Chair, Annie Armstrong, at annie@uic.edu.

Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words, and will be evaluated via rubric by the extent to which they address the following elements.
1.  Proposal Title
2.  Presenter Information:
*   Names and institutional affiliations of presenter(s)
*   Phone number
*   E-mail address
3.  Relevance & Value: The proposal clearly articulates relevance and value of the research project to academic librarians, and has broad appeal to academic librarians and/or relevance to an education, behavioral, or social sciences subject area.
4.  Innovation & Originality: The proposal makes a clear and compelling case for the innovation and originality of the research and its contribution to the field. The research explores novel ideas, approaches, or concepts or offers new approaches to common topics.
5.  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lens: The proposal clearly explains how the research relates to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) and/or provides evidence of how research affects diverse communities. If the research is not specific to EDI, the proposal acknowledges the  implications of the project’s limited perspective or scope in this regard.
6.  Research Design & Analysis: The proposal describes research questions, objectives, methodology, and results/findings. Project design/methodology is appropriate to the stated research question(s) and objectives and there is evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis (i.e., results/findings).
7.  Project Status/Timeline: The proposal clearly identifies what stage of the project has been completed and estimates a timeline for the remainder of the project. (Note: Research may be in progress at the time of proposal submission, but some results/findings must be available by the presentation date. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2021 will not be considered.)

Please contact Annie Armstrong with any questions.

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(via ACRL)

The ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee seeks up to two facilitators to help launch an online cohort program based on the recent Fostering Change publication. This new professional development program will debut in the summer 2021 for teams of librarians, library workers, and/or administrators from institutions planning an organizational change. The group of facilitators will help to shape and guide the structure of this six-week program.

Applications are due Friday, April 9. Complete details are available here.

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(via Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College)

Please save the date for the next meeting of the ACRL STS College Science Librarians’ Discussion Group, “Closing Pandora’s Box: The Next Normal”. The event will take place on Thursday, April 22, starting at 1:00 PM CDT.

If you are a science or technology librarian in a small or medium-size library, or if you are interested in chatting about current issues in librarianship, we invite you to join us. Learn what is happening with colleagues from around the United States and Canada, and share how your workplace is navigating the process of returning to pre-COVID services and practices while balancing new user needs and expectations.

Please RSVP here.

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(via ACRL)

The early-bird registration deadline for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future”, is coming Friday, March 12. The Conference will be held April 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday).

Today’s higher-education environment calls for continually innovative ways to advance student, faculty, and institution success. If you are part of the academic and research library community; value sustainable, open scholarship and education; embrace equity, diversity and inclusion; and want to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need now-this event is for you.

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 Conference program addresses issues affecting higher education and libraries such as social and racial justice, qualitative data analysis, innovation and problem solving, instructional collaborations, student success, copyright policies, mentoring, sustainability practices, remote learning, first-generation students, information ethics, and more. Learn more about open education in this video, featuring Mandi Goodsett of Cleveland State University.

The conference’s high-end virtual event platform offers multiple ways to connect with colleagues from around the world, including 1:1 text/video chat, chat rooms, sentiment features (applaud/like/heart) polling, Q&A with upvoting, gamification, and of course, cat pics. The ACRL 2021 Virtual Exhibits highlight the best services and tools in the profession, featuring live demos and prizes from exhibitors and sponsors.

Register by the March 12 early-bird deadline and save. With ACRL 2021 taking place 100% virtually, there are no prohibitive flight, hotel, or travel expenses. Just register online and you’re ready to go! Discounts are available for non-salaried, retired, students, and groups from the same institution.

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(via Eamon Tewell, Columbia University)

Registration is now open for the ACRL Professional Values Committee’s free online webinar “When Collections are Considered Controversial: Stories from Academic Library Workers”. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 30, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT. More information is below.

Join us for three fascinating presentations on how academic library workers have responded to controversies and challenges related to collection development and promotion activities, from controversial medical texts, to art books and visual materials depicting sexuality, to racial justice resource guides. The presenters will also discuss how core library values did or did not factor into their approaches and the actions they took.

The panel will include three 15-minute presentations, followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. The discussion will feature the following speakers and topics.

  • “The Pernkopf Atlas of Anatomy: A Medical Ethics Breach Hiding in Plain Sight”
    • Laurel Scheinfeld, Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University
    • Jamie Saragossi, Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University
    • Kate Kasten-Mutkus, Head, Humanities and Social Sciences, Stony Brook University
  • “The Desk as the Fig Leaf: Erotic Art Books in Library Collections”
    • Madison Sullivan, Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, University of Washington
  • “Taking PRIDE in Our Values: Anti-Racism Resources at UCSF Library”
    • Sarah McClung, Head of Collection Development, University of California, San Francisco
    • Josephine Tan, Education and Information Consultant, Clinical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

To register, please go here. You should then receive a Zoom link one week before the event. If you are unable to attend this session but wish to view a recording later, please register to receive an e-mail that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Samantha Peter, at scook13@uwyo.edu.

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