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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Registration is now open for an upcoming webinar about advocacy for specialized libraries. On Tuesday, June 14, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT, RAILS is hosting “Articulating Your Value: Making the Case for Information Services”. The presenter is Mary Ellen Bates, principal of Bates Information Services.

Mary Ellen is a frequent speaker for the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and has presented many times on calculating ROI for your library. I think that this event will appeal to a very wide range of libraries including academic library workers and those in higher education settings. If you’ve ever thought about how to sharpen your case for the value of the library, this is a must-attend event!

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an L2 account. To sign up for one, please go here.

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

(via ACRL)

Register by Friday, May 27, to join the next cohort of institutional teams planning their change process. ACRL’s Fostering Change Cohort is a 12-week program designed for teams from institutions planning any type of organizational change. Each team can be made up of 2-to-5 library workers, and a full scholarship will be awarded to one team from a minority-serving institution. The 2022 Cohort will run from Monday, June 6, through Friday, August 26.

To get the most out of this cohort, we recommend that your team enters with a clear idea of an initiative that will have change implications for your organization. Examples of possible changes could range from altering an existing service model to developing new organizational structures; creating a communication toolkit to implementing a new technology or platform.

Complete details., including registration, are available here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Jenay Solomon, U​niversity of Iowa)

Want to help someone new to the profession, or more experienced but seeking your wisdom? Sign up to be a mentor!

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee will be providing “On-the-Fly” Mentoring services on site during ALA Annual 2022 in Washington, D.C. Mentees will have the opportunity to meet with a mentor for a twenty-minute session, on a drop-in basis. We need experienced librarians to help those new to the profession or looking for career advice.

If you are attending ALA Annual 2022 and are willing to act as a mentor, please sign up using the online form. We are looking for all kinds of librarians–public, special, school, and academic!


ALA JobList Placement & Career Development Center, Renaissance DC Hotel–Rock Creek Ballroom

Dates & Times

  • Saturday, June 25, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
  • Sunday, June 26, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Emily Rimland, Pennsylvania State University)

Save the date for the upcoming webinar “Micro-credentials in Economic Data Literacy and FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data): A Professional Development Badge for Librarians”. It will take place on Tuesday, June 7, starting at 12:00 PM CDT. There is no cost to attend, and registration is not required.

This webinar is jointly sponsored by the ACRL Digi​tal Badge Interest Group and the Library Services and the Economic Education team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Please see below for additional information.


The Library Services and the Economic Education team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have developed a free micro-credential program on economic data literacy for librarians. In this presentation we provide a working definition of economic data literacy, linking it to seven foundational competencies. We describe the structure of the program, showcasing one of its modules to illustrate the workflow of participants. We conclude by summarizing lessons learned and feedback we received.

Presenter Biography

Diego Mendez-Carbajo is Senior Economic Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He works to bridge economic education and the use of FRED. He regularly facilitates workshops on active learning with data at regional and national academic conferences. Before joining the Research Division, Diego was a Professor of Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he taught a wide range of courses for nineteen years. His scholarship on teaching and learning has been published in the Journal of Economic Education, International Review of Economics Education, and American Journal of Distance Education, among others. ​

To see the full biography, please go here.

Zoom connection information is coming soon. Please send questions to the ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group Conveners.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee is still accepting nominations for ILA awards. The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. Nominating someone allows you to recognize a colleague who goes above and beyond in their responsibilities while also serving as a role model for the library community.

To see a list of the available awards, go here. Please take a moment to review each award; think about whom you know that meets the criteria for one award, a few, or all; and submit a nomination.

If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact the ILA Office, at ila@ila.org. The deadline for all award nominations is Sunday, May 15.

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

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee presents its 10th annual (online) Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 20, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM CDT.

We hope you’ve saved the date! Registration is now open, please share with anyone at your institution who may be interested.

The program, focused on the theme “Re-imagining Instruction After Disruption”, will feature a morning keynote by Janet Swatscheno from University of Illinois at Chicago entitled “‘I’m excited but have no idea what I’m doing’: How Libraries Can Support Open Pedagogy and Why They Should.” The keynote is followed by morning “Tech it Out” and afternoon “Lesson Plan” presentations, with a virtual lunch chat from 12:30 to 1:00 PM at which participants can socialize, network, and talk about instruction with their colleagues from across CARLI. Please join us!

For more information and to register, please go here. The deadline for registering is Thursday, May 19.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

The Association of College & Research Libraries invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday), 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

ACRL 2023 features seven session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Contributed paper, panel session, and workshop proposals are due Friday, June 3, 2022. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual conference presentations are due Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Through its Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive conference program that will provide opportunities to underrepresented groups that have been historically marginalized or excluded due to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and/or disability. The association also seeks participants from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including nonlibrary faculty, staff, and administrators. Individuals are encouraged to address how their proposed sessions and their personal and professional experiences will advance these goals, promote equity and inclusion, and broaden the perspectives of conference attendees.

Complete details about ACRL 2023, including the full “Call for Proposals”, are available on the conference website. Registration opens in September of 2022.

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

(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

This is a reminder that the May Online with the CMC webinar, “Spilling the Tea with the CMC: Virtual Internships”, will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Andie Batt and Veronica Gomez, University of North Carolina (UNC) MLS students, will discuss their internships with the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC).

For more information, and to register, please go here. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

Posted in Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois is seeking volunteers to serve on advisory committees. The application period will close on Wednesday, May 4, at 5:00 PM CDT. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. You can find more information including the committee charge from the committee directory.

To volunteer, please complete the volunteer form by May 4.  To be considered for appointment, you must fill out this online form even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution. Committee members are not routinely reappointed.

Forms submitted by May 4 will be considered for initial FY 2023 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2023, and it will be used to fill vacancies if they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business by web conferencing or via conference calls. However, committee service may require time and/or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year.

The following CARLI committees are seeking members.

  • Collection Management Committee
  • Commercial Products Committee
  • Discovery/Primo VE Committee
  • E-Resources Management Committee
  • Instruction Committee
  • Open Educational Resources Committee
  • Preservation Committee
  • Public Services Committee
  • Resource Sharing Committee
  • Technical Services Committee

The CARLI staff will make appointments to be approved by the Senior Director and the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors no later than June 8, 2022.

Please send questions about CARLI committees/task forces or the process for selecting volunteers to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

Stacey Shah, a professor and Distance Learning Librarian at Elgin Community College, is the ACRL Member of the Week for April 25 – May 1. Below, she shares her thoughts on how she has benefited from membership in ACRL and what her most significant contributions to the Elgin Community College campus are.

What do you value about ACRL? 

As a long-time member, I appreciate the resources and learning opportunities ACRL has provided to keep me up-to-date with trends and changes in the field. I also deeply value the networking opportunities and connections I’ve made with other librarians.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? 

I am very fortunate that my role as a Distance Learning Librarian allows me to contribute to my campus in multiple ways. I teach, coordinate an Embedded Librarian program, help create and maintain our information literacy learning objects and resources, and serve on many institutional committees that strive to create a more equitable and inclusive campus for our students. I really enjoy working with so many different individuals from all areas of the college.

To read the full interview, please go here.

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