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(via Evan Barber, University of Illinois Springfield)

In a year when creativity is needed more than ever, the folks behind The Library Collective are reinventing what a virtual library conference looks like, with The Connection. For just $90 (even less if you join The League of Awesome Librarians), you can join fellow rad librarians for 30-days of live experiences and peer-reviewed content to read, watch, and explore at your own pace. From custom dance workouts to a Common Read book club, nerd-tastic is the only way to describe our many plans!

Registration includes the following.

  • access to live plenary sessions that actively engage everyone, hold your attention, and stoke your curiosity and imagination
  • peer reviewed asynchronous learning content published every weekday throughout the month
  • access to all recorded and asynchronous content for 30-days post-event
  • weird, fun, funky, and fantastic surprises throughout, including prizes and giveaways
  • some cool, exclusive thank you swag via snail mail

So, go ahead, learn more here, and register before we sell out!

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(via Betsy Sterner, Governors State University, on behalf of Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College)

Please save the date for the next College Science Librarians’ Discussion Group on Thursday, December 3, at 1:00 PM CDT.

If you are a science or technology librarian in a small or medium size library, or interested in chatting about current issues in librarianship, we invite you to join us on December 3rd. Our theme this time will be around issues and solutions in the time of COVID-19. Join us to hear what is happening with colleagues from around the United States and Canada, and share what your situation looks like and what innovations have been successful in your library.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link to the event.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum, or SNAP, for the first webinar in its Career Pathway Talk Series, “A College Student’s Best Friend: The Academic Librarian”. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 11, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

While college and university students often spend hours sitting in their schools’ libraries studying, many are never aware of one of the most useful resources there: the academic librarians. From helping students find resources for their papers and conducting library instruction sessions, to curating special collections and developing strategies for equity and open access, academic librarians can be a crucial part of students’ academic success.

Panelists will discuss their experiences within academic libraries, including how to utilize skills from previous careers to engage students and garner administrative support. Registration is required for this webinar. More information, including biographies of the presenters and the link to register, is available here.

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

This is a reminder that registration is still open for next month’s Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY2021 is below. (There will not be a webinar in December or January.) Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

This is a reminder that registration is open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is open for the WebJunction webinar “Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19”. The event will take place on Thursday, October 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT. More information, including a description and the link to registration, is below.

Amid COVID-19, many archives, libraries and museums are reopening and expanding access to services in their communities. The challenges of reopening during a pandemic have led to many questions about the handling of materials as well as the management of building operations. From allowing the virus to die naturally, to using disinfectants, to applying UV light or heat treatment–there are many options to consider. Join this 60-minute webinar from the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project to hear how some organizations are implementing policies and procedures around the use of these various treatments and considerations that could inform your own local decisions. You’ll also hear an update on REALM testing efforts and the development of project resources.

Presented by: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, Northeast Document Conservation Center; Chris Carron, Director of Collections, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; Scott Carey, Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services; and Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, WebJunction

To see the full announcement, and to register, please go here.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

Previous updates noted that the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association was in the process of providing feedback to NNLM for a free advanced PubMed CE live webinar course, to be held on Friday, November 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Registration is now open for the November 6 live webinar. A registration link and more information are now on the OHSLA website.

IMPORTANT: The link on the Events page will redirect you to the NNLM site, which requires that you sign in or create an NNLM account to complete the registration process.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from NNLM with the login information you will need to access the course on November 6. NNLM emails sometimes go to spam, so be sure to check your e-mail spam filter if you don’t get a registration confirmation. You will not be able to access the course without the NNLM login information.

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

Registration is now open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via Dr. Lea Briggs, Director of Library Services and Operations at Northwest Missouri State University)

Please join us online for the 20th annual Brick & Click Conference.  You can look forward to a day full of great content provided virtually by our wonderful presenters. Although we are sad we cannot connect with each of you in person, we are fortunate enough to be able to connect in the next best way – virtually! Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to “seeing” you on Friday, November 6.

To register, please go here. The deadline is Friday, October 30. Our adjusted registration fees and steps to register online can be found here.

Presentation topics include the following. See session descriptions and presenters here.

  • international students and navigating databases
  • response to Covid-19
  • building effective teams
  • teaching strategies
  • challenging students through reading
  • professional student employment
  • library WWI exhibit

To keep costs affordable, proceedings will be accessible online to all attendees. Attendees wanting a print copy of the proceedings will be able to purchase them from the registration page.

Check the Conference website for additional information.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the fully online course “Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation”. This course is provided by Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration with the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

The previously in-person course has been revamped. Take note of the reduced registration rate for the online course. The course is now held over four days (Monday, November 9, to Thursday, November 12), from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT each day. Additionally, each morning begins with an optional 8:30 AM CDT “Ask Me Anything” session to take advantage of the expertise and guidance of our experienced instructors.

After completing the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following tasks. 

  • understand and interpret a wide range of publication- and citation-based statistics;
  • use the VOSviewer software developed at CWTS in a proficient manner to create your own professional bibliometric visualizations; and
  • reflect critically on proper and improper use of bibliometric and scientometric information in the evaluation of scientific research

Visit the course website to begin registration. Please direct any questions to Karen Gutzman, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University, at karen.gutzman@northwestern.edu.

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