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(via Andrew Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder)

Registration for the 2022 Open Repositories (OR2022) conference is now available. The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the University of Colorado Boulder, the conference hosts, will hold this in-person meeting at the new Student Services Building on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The meeting will take place from Monday, June 6, to Thursday, June 9. Pre-conference workshops will also be held on Monday, June 6.

This will be the first in-person version of this conference since the pandemic, so efforts have been made to keep the conference registration low at $300 for those who register by Saturday, April 30 ($350 thereafter). To register, please go here.

For more information about the conference, please go to the website or contact the appropriate conference planner listed below.

George Machovec – george@coalliance.org

  • general questions about logistics, fellows, sponsorships

Beth Denker – beth@coalliance.org

  • invoicing and financial questions; fellow airfare and accommodations

Harish Maringanti – harish.maringanti@utah.edu

  • questions about main conference sessions and pre-conference workshops

Claire Knowles or Torsten Reimer – C.Knowles1@leeds.ac.uk or torsten.reimer@gmail.com

  • any other questions about the Open Repositories conference
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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The Librarian Parlor, aka @LibParlor, is a space for conversing, sharing expertise, and asking questions about the process of developing, pursuing, and publishing library research. Thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are building LibParlor Online Learning, an openly accessible and interactive online curriculum for academic library workers and MLIS students who have experience with or interest in conducting research. In order to inform this work, we are conducting a study through a survey and focus groups to learn about the experiences, educational needs, and institutional constraints of academic library workers. The survey  takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete through an online form.

You can access the survey here. This survey will be open until Friday, April 8, 2022.

Once you complete the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in participating in a focus group to discuss your experiences more in depth. You will also have the opportunity to sign up to be considered for attendance at our Curriculum Planning Forum in May 2022, with all expenses covered. If you are not interested in completing the survey but would like to receive grant updates or be considered for the forum, please express your interest using the LPOL interest form.

For questions or concerns about this study, you may contact Hailley Fargo, at libparlor@gmail.com. You can opt-out of this survey at any time.

Thank you,

The Librarian Parlor Editorial Board

Nimisha Bhat
Hailley Fargo
Chelsea Heinbach
Charissa Powell

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(via Sanja Gidakovic, University of Central Missouri)

I am currently enrolled in a Human Information Behavior graduate seminar at the University of Missouri. As a part of the course, I am conducting an exploratory research study on open science and scholarship, especially as they relate to reproducibility, along with trends in librarian and faculty collaboration.

I am seeking to interview academic librarians who have experience with, and are currently helping implement these principles into, undergraduate teaching.

If you are working at an institution that has embedded open science and scholarship, especially as they relate to reproducibility, into teaching as a core component; or if you collaborate with faculty to curate material, co-teach, or create other support related to open science and reproducibility; please respond to the survey link below to include your contact preferences, and I will be in contact with you with further information regarding the study. If you know someone who may be interested, please feel free to share this information with that person.

The interviews will be conducted in Zoom, which is expected to last 60-90 minutes, and they will also be recorded. Once the recording is transcribed and analyzed, the recordings will be deleted. Once the research is completed and published, no one will be able to identify you in the study.

I have obtained Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval for this study, and participation is entirely voluntary. Participants may withdraw from the study at any point.

To access the survey, please go here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Open Access, Studies on Library Trends, Surveys | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce the rescheduled date for its Spark event! Join IACRL for Spark: Open Pathways – Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources on Friday, April 1, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The event will be held via Zoom. Library workers from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend!

Registration is now open. To register, please go here.

The call for proposals is also open. Proposals should be in the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion in OER and Open Pedagogy. If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal via this Google form by Friday, February 25.

Additional information on submitting a proposal is available here. The schedule will be finalized no later than Friday, March 11. Student are encouraged to submit proposals.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact ILA’s Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

Note: This event is postponed until the spring. Please watch for additional details as they become available. Thank you.

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for Spark: Open Pathways – Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources. It will take place on Thursday, December 9, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The event will be held via Zoom. Library workers from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

Call for Proposals

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion in OER and Open Pedagogy. Topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Culturally responsive instruction and “Open”
  • Elements of traditional textbook publishing or pedagogy that exclude
  • How “open” can clear barriers to DEI
  • OER is not fundamentally diverse or inclusive
  • OER and Belonging

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room.

Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, October 29. The schedule will be finalized no later than November 12, 2021.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Emily Ford, Portland State University)

Registration is open for the ACRL Presents webcast “Opening Peer Review in LIS”​. It will take place on Tuesday, September 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. More information is below.

What does it mean to peer review in library and information science? What does it mean to be reviewed? How do our professional identities intersect with this vital research and publishing role? And what does it mean when peer review is opened to reveal these identities? In celebration of Peer Review Week 2021, this free webcast with Emily Ford will share insights into peer review in LIS as discussed in Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry, a newly published book from ACRL.

To register, please go here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Ruth Slagle, Jackson State Community College)

Registration is open for the ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section webinar “OER: What’s Next? Accessibility”. It will take place on Tuesday, August 3, starting at 11:00 AM CDT. Join Elisabeth Morel and Aura Lippincott for a panel focusing on what is next for OER concerning accessibility.

This one-hour synchronous event will feature two presenters, followed by a Q&A.

Elizabeth Morrell has been the Director of AccessAbility Services at Western Connecticut State University for the last nine years and is a member of a systemwide Accessibility Council where she co-chaired an effort to create a systemwide accessibility policy. Prior to her arrival at WCSU, she was a Program Coordinator at the Center for Students with Disabilities at her alma mater, University of Connecticut. Throughout her professional career she has been an advocate for equal educational access and an active member within the system to enhance the support provided to students with disabilities.

Aura Lippincott is Instructional Designer at Western Connecticut State University where she partners with faculty to develop online, hybrid and on-ground graduate and undergraduate courses. Prior to this, Aura was Instructional Designer at Post University, Director of Instructional Technology Solutions at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Information Literacy Librarian at the UCLA Anderson School’s Rosenfeld Management Library. Aura coordinates the WCSU Libraries’ OER Initiative and serves on the CSCU OER Coordinating Council and the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council

Attendance is free. Register here.

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

(via Amy Minix, Indiana University Bloomington)

The Education and Behavioral Science Section of ACRL is hosting a webinar panel to discuss how to implement OER. The webinar, titled “Implementing OER in Education & Behavioral Sciences”, will take place on Friday, July 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Librarians Dorinne Banks (Open Education Librarian-George Washington University), Heather Blicher (Coordinator of Library Services-Reynolds Community College), and Lindsay Inge Carpenter (Pedagogy Librarian-University of Maryland) will share their experiences working with faculty and instructors to promote and engage with Open Educational Resources. Topics will include: opportunities and resources for librarians to learn about OER, intersections of OER and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, how to build community (locally, regionally, & nationally), and models that have been helpful for implementing OER. Feel free to submit anonymous questions for the presenters via this link.

To register for the webinar, please go here.

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

(via Rachel Scott, Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library)

Two years ago we emailed to request your input on Open Access policies in your libraries. Our findings were recently published in portal and are available here. We thank you for your input and invite you to offer your feedback on the study and findings!

We are now working on a book (tentatively titled Policies for Open Access Literature in Library Collections, to be published by ALA with a CC license) and encourage you, once again, to please share with us library policies surrounding OA. Some of examples of library policy statements or considerations related to OA include the following.

  • library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
  • library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
  • library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
  • library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
  • library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
  • library policies for contributing funds to crowdsourced OA publishing initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched or SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).
  • library statements acknowledging university, national, or other OA mandates or policies

We’d love to highlight your good work at the intersection of OA and library collections! Please let us hear from you by Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Open Access, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Rachel Scott, Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library)

Two years ago we emailed to request your input on open access policies in your libraries. Our findings were recently published in portal and are available here.

We thank you for your input and invite you to offer your feedback on the study and findings!

We are now working on a book (tentatively titled Policies for Open Access Literature in Library Collections, to be published by ALA with a CC license) and encourage you, once again, to please share with us library policies surrounding OA. Some of examples of library policy statements or considerations related to OA include the following.

  • library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
  • library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
  • library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
  • library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
  • library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
  • library policies for contributing funds to crowdsourced OA publishing initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched or SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).
  • library statements acknowledging university, national, or other OA mandates or policies

We’d love to highlight your good work at the intersection of OA and library collections! Please let us hear from you by Tuesday, May 25; we’ll send a reminder on May 18.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Open Access, Scholarly Publishing, Surveys | No Comments »