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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

There are specific challenges that small academic and rural libraries face that are unique, which can be related to staffing, budget, library instruction, etc. Let’s discuss them! Join the CARLI Instruction Committee as we navigate issues that are faced by small libraries, and discuss strategies on how to manage them.

Registration is now open for the webinar “Compact but Nimble: Navigating the Challenges and Discovering the Benefits of Small Libraries”. It will take place on Wednesday, October 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, go here.

This session will NOT be recorded to foster a more open conversation.

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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Call for Submissions: JMLA “History Matters” Column

(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association is seeking submissions for its “History Matters” column. These are short articles on historical topics that are relevant to health sciences librarianship, broadly defined.

“History Matters” articles have an unstructured abstract of up to 250 words. The main text should comprise no more than 3,000 words. Up to three figures and tables are included in the main text; additional figures and tables can be included as supplemental appendixes.

“History Matters” articles undergo editorial review, and are indexed and available full-text through PubMed Central.

Anyone interested in submitting a column should e-mail Dr. Stephen Greenberg, at patzere4@gmail.com.

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(via ALA)

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a live look at five successful library virtual programs offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these high-energy “lightning talks,” attendees will learn about creative programs that vividly demonstrate the ways in which library programming can make communities stronger and more resilient by creating lifelong learners, fostering conversation, and forging connections. Programs are featured in the Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis book.

Programs include the following.

  • “Hot Dog Man”–Carroll County Public Library, New Windsor, Maryland
  • “COVID-19 Misinformation Challenge”–Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
  • “The History of Witchcraft”–Champaign Public Library and the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Champaign, Illinois
  • “BookFix”–St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco, California
  • “Bilingual Kwentuhan”–Daly City Public Library, Daly City, California

This webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 20, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. More information about the webinar is available here. To register, please go here.

This webinar is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of its American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking funding opportunity.​

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Register today for the 2021 ILA Awards Ceremony! This year’s event is pre-recorded, and we are inviting the Illinois library community to view it via Zoom on Thursday, October 14, at 4:00 PM CDT. A list of this year’s awardees is available here. ​Honorees will include Sue Franzen, the 2021 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award winner.

If you are registered to attend the 2021 ILA Annual Conference, you do not need to register for the Awards Ceremony, since it will be accessible on the Conference platform.

If you are not registered to attend the Conference, you must register to view the Awards Ceremony. To register, please go here. We are limiting registration to 200, so please sign up early! The deadline is Friday, October 8.

If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Jenkins at tjenkins@ila.org.

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

(via Abbie Basile, Old Dominion University)

The ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) welcomes your submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, special, academic) are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 stipend to be used to attend the 2022 ALA Annual Conference.

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award honors a practicing librarian for their contributions to information literacy and instruction. The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award honors a library for their innovative approach to information literacy and instruction.

Submissions will be accepted until Saturday, January 15, 2022. For full details on how to apply for these awards or to nominate someone to receive them, please see the LIRT Awards site.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Students and New Professionals (SANP) Forum is seeking emerging and experienced library professionals to partake in the Career Pathway Talk Series. This season of the series will focus on three different topics: networking, career changers, and the retention of BIPOC library professionals and students.

The series will be held every two months between November and March at 12:00 PM CDT as part of the ILA Noon Network. The deadline to complete the call for presenters form has been extended to Monday, October 18, 2021. Additional information, including descriptions for each of the webinars and a sign-up form, is available here.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2022 National Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts for immersion sessions, papers, posters, and lightning talks. There will be two rounds for submissions:

  • Round 1: Contributed papers and immersion sessions (Wednesday, August 18 – Wednesday, October 13, 2021)
  • Round 2: Posters and lightning talks (Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Wednesday, January 26, 2022)

Acceptance notices for papers and immersion sessions will be sent on December 6. Abstracts that are not accepted in Round 1 can be resubmitted for poster and lightning talks in Round 2. Acceptance notices for posters and lightning talks will be sent on February 21, 2022.

To submit an abstract, go here. If you do not have an MLA account, you will need to create one first.

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract will be categorized into one of seven MLA Areas of Practice.

  • Clinical Support
  • Education
  • Global Health & Health Equity
  • Information Management
  • Information Services
  • Innovation & Research Practice
  • Professionalism & Leadership

Contributed papers are 10-15 minute presentations that are program description abstracts related to products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, and services conducted by librarians and information professions or are research abstracts on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Immersion sessions are up to 75 minutes of “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include interactive panel presentations, role-playing, gamification, discussions, working groups, and other activities engaging with the audience.

Additional FAQs are available here.

The 2022 meeting is currently scheduled to take place in person from May 2 to 7 (Monday-Saturday) in New Orleans, LA. Please check here for additional information and updates as they become available.

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

(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

“One is the Loneliest Number: DEI Perspective”

Thursday, October 14, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Panelists share their diverse perspectives on being the “only one” or “one of the few” BIPOC librarians in their library. During this important talk, panel members will discuss what support, if any, they receive from leadership, navigating workplace politics, balancing diversity work within their traditional job duties, and any advice they would give organizations for future DEI recruitment strategies.

Register here.

“Libraries for All: Accessible Library Services for Children with Disabilities and Their Families”

Tuesday, October 19, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children with disabilities and their families are disconnected from their communities now more than ever before. Learn how libraries can connect with these families and deliver more inclusive and accessible experiences to support disabled children and their families.

Register here.

2-Part Series: “The Application of 3D Printing Services in the Academic Library – Part 2”

Wednesday, October 20, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT

Driven to democratize access to emerging technologies and the knowledge it affords, the Academic Library is well positioned to provide access to 3D Printing services to support the design learning pedagogy in higher education. Rapid prototyping technologies allow you to design, 3D print, and test your designs in real time.

In Part 2 of this series, learn about the role of 3D Printing in the Academic Library, see examples from across the nation, and learn tips for how to implement your own 3D Printing service.

Register here.

“How to Talk so Your Boss Will Listen: The Fine Art of Conversing with Your Supervisor”

Thursday, October 21, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

A panel of library directors and managers will discuss best practices for effective and rewarding communication with your supervisor and offer examples of Q&A do’s and don’ts in this interactive program.

Register here.

“What is a Theological Librarian?”

Wednesday, October 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Save the date for a program on Theological Librarianship sponsored by Atla.

Register here.

“Teaching Digital Literacy with Google’s Applied Digital Skills Program”

Thursday, October 28, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Jamillah Scott-Branch and Danielle Colbert-Lewis from NC Central University will introduce, discuss, and demonstrate how librarians can promote digital literacy skills among students and staff by incorporating Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to navigate this learning tool, create courses, and use the many helpful features available for instruction.

Register here.

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

Please excuse any cross-posting.

(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

“Being A Team of One: A Panel on Community College Libraries”

Monday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

How does a librarian juggle teaching information literacy, staffing the desk, managing the collection, and building relationships on campus? Panelists from community colleges around NC will share practical advice for being a librarian at a small campus or branch, lessons they’ve learned along the way, and strategies for managing your time/presence wisely. Staff from small public/academic libraries are encouraged to attend.

Register here.

“Media Landscapes: What’s New in Digital Citizenship”

Tuesday, October 5, 3:00-4:00 PM CDT

COVID-19 has changed the landscape for teaching and learning, with scores of students learning from home, more devices being rolled out in 1:1 initiatives, and more use of digital resources. In this session, learn about digital citizenship elements and what are some of the new thoughts and trends in helping students navigate this landscape.

Register here.

2-Part Series: “The Application of 3D Printing Services in the Academic Library – Part 1”

Wednesday, October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT

Driven to democratize access to emerging technologies and the knowledge it affords, the Academic Library is well positioned to provide access to 3D Printing services to support the design learning pedagogy in higher education. Rapid prototyping technologies allow you to design, 3D print, and test your designs in real time.

In Part 1 of this series, learn about the hardware and software that drives 3D Printing, see a live demo, and learn about what technologies are currently available.

Register here.

“Job Searching After a Pandemic”

Wednesday, October 13, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Join Naomi House, CEO of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job), as she discusses how the pandemic has affected what we consider desirable traits in our workplaces and jobs, and shares her experiences and tips for how and where to search for library-related jobs.

Register here.

“Media Landscapes: Faith and Fake News: Helping Churches Address Misinformation”

Thursday, October 14, 11:00-12:00 PM CDT

How can information professionals use existing community structures outside of libraries to teach people information literacy and critical thinking skills? What does it look like to take our professional skills into spaces in our personal lives? Hear from Rachel Wightman who took information and news literacy workshops to local churches, helping them address misinformation and distrust within their communities.

Register here.

“Library Design in the 21st Century: Historic Legacies and New Trends”

Thursday, October 14, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Libraries are important community hubs and one of the most essential public building types in the 21st century. This presentation offers a visual comparison of well-known historic and contemporary libraries to illustrate how libraries have evolved over time, addressing social and technological changes.

Register here.

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(via Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, American Library Association President-Elect)​

Don’t forget to submit your volunteer application for Association, Council, and Joint Committees by Thursday, September 30, 2021. We encourage members to lead together for change by volunteering to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2022-2024 term (beginning July 1, 2022). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership experience, new networking avenues, and the opportunity to impact specific association and library profession topics.

Members can volunteer via the online committee volunteer form. Again, to be considered for the 2022-2024 term, forms must be submitted no later than September 30, 2021. Any forms received after this date will be considered for the next term (2023-2025). Read more details here.

Please contact governance@ala.org with any questions.

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