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(via Evan Meszaros, Case Western Reserve University)

We invite you to apply for an educational pilot class, “Ethical Considerations of Data: A Curriculum for Health Sciences Librarians”, hosted by NYU Health Sciences Library. This three-session training is oriented towards medical and academic librarians as well as LIS students and will center on ethical frameworks, data collection, and data visualization.

Each session will be 90 minutes long and will take place in late March (see full schedule below). We have 20 spots available for this pilot and require participants to attend all three sessions. To apply, please fill out this application.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 23, and applicants will be notified by February 24, 2021. Participation is free and gift cards of $100 will be given to each participant.

Curriculum Overview:

As librarians and researchers alike encounter new technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, they must also grapple with corresponding ethical issues. In order to assist librarians with these concerns, this class aims to provide an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data management,  data collection, data visualization. This class focuses on issues that health sciences librarians may face, particularly regarding human subjects and patient data, but it will be generalizable to the larger library community.


Wednesday, March 17
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

Wednesday, March 24
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

Wednesday, March 31
Time: 11:00-12:30 PM CDT

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole Contaxis, at nicole.contaxis@nyulangone.org.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Registration is now open for the Library Juice Academy online course “Institutional Repository Management and Outreach”. The class has an asynchronous format and will run from Monday, March 1, through Sunday, March 28. The link to registration is here, and additional information is below.

Course Description

University-based institutional repositories (IRs) provide collections and services to campus communities and the public. Their purpose is to disseminate the digital products of research and scholarship on the web and offer a long-term preservation solution for the academy. This class is an introduction to IRs both practically and conceptually. It covers the role of IRs in higher education and libraries and dives into the nuts and bolts of IR administrative responsibilities, including policy writing, online content management, editorial workflows, permissions and access restrictions, and outreach strategies.  Most critically, this course provides a foundational knowledge base or IR managers navigating the complicated world of open access publishing. The main objective of the course is to prepare and equip IR managers with the skills needed in their ongoing digital stewardship work.

Rachel Walton is a Digital Archivist, Records Manager, and Librarian at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In that role she works to acquire, preserve, and provide access to the institution’s digital assets, including but not limited to, digitized materials related to the history of the college, the published and unpublished work of its faculty and students, and any electronic records that merit long term retention. Rachel also teaches information literacy classes, meets with patrons one-on-one for research consultations, supports courses with archival research components, and co-leads digital humanities projects across campus. Her scholarship centers on website usability, institutional repositories, research data management, and teaching with primary sources.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by e-mail to make arrangements, at inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com.

For a full list of the course Library Juice Academy is offering in the near future, please go here.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Registration is now open for the Amigos Library Services webinar “Library Research: Tips for Starting a Research Project at Your Library”. It will take place on Thursday, April 8, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM CDT. More information is below.

Research is necessary to understand cause and effect relationships, the best strategies for working with communities, how to teach, and so much of life. Research makes sense of things that are opaque. All research projects start with curiosity and a clear question. In this course, you will be introduced to various research methods. The instructor will then walk through how to select the best research method for your question(s). You will leave the course with ideas for how to start a research project at your library.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will write research questions.
  • Attendees will discover different research questions.
  • Attendees will align research questions with research methods.

To register, please go here.

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(via Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Save the date for BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to help improve the health and wellness of library staff. This event is open to library science students and all library staff regardless of employment status.

The event will take place from Wednesday, March 24, to Friday, March 26. The tentative list of speakers includes HSLI Secretary JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Enter your e-mail address here to be notified when the website is up, and registration is available.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Registration is open for the Library Juice Academy online course “Student Retention in Higher Education: From Research and Instruction, to Covid Challenges and Beyond”. This is an asynchronous course that runs from Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February 28. The instructor is Debra Lucas, and the cost is $175. The course is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs.

To register, please go here. A course description and additional information are below.

Experts say that student retention in academe is the continued enrollment of a student from the first year to the second year. In this class we discuss the difference a librarian makes as teacher of information literacy in mentoring and supporting students from first year to graduation. Existing campus programs may be made up of a retention or enrollment office, career services, and a tutoring center, for example. In these cases, librarians need a seat at that table.  In other situations, librarians have an opportunity to create innovative grass-roots programs. Either way, the bottom line for librarians is that the institution graduates informationally literate leaders of the future, and that they have a role to that end.

In this asynchronous class, we will discuss major aspects of retention.  We review case studies of librarians who lead retention programs in action. The course also includes lectures, required and suggested readings (available as open access texts online), work tools, and a chance to create a beginner’s proposal to campus administration to create a grass roots program, or to become embedded into an existing retention program.

The course also includes lectures, required and suggested readings (available as open access texts online), work tools, and a chance to create a beginner’s proposal to campus administration to create a grass roots program, or to become embedded into an existing retention program. Retention related to Covid concerns will be introduced. The time commitment is 15 hours over the four weeks of the course.

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

This is a reminder that registration is open for upcoming Online with the CMC webinars. The next one is on Thursday, February 18, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. (The remaining spring webinars are also listed below.) If unable to attend the live webinar, then please register anyway, because a link to the recording will be e-mailed to all registrants after the webinar. If anyone has topics they would like to cover in the future, please e-mail cmc@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”

  • This session covers 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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February is MLA Open Membership Month

(via Miranda Shake, Lakeview College of Nursing)

Join MLA for our Experience MLA Open Membership Month! Throughout all of February, we’re hosting a series of no-cost events like caucus meet and greets, webinars, and an open science session, all designed to help you get the most out of your MLA membership.

Plus, new members get a free month of membership, starting Monday February 1. Start your trial today.

Already a member?

Share information on MLA’s Open Membership Month. Do you have a colleague who would benefit from joining MLA? Share the link to the Experience MLA homepage with them and let them know about the free month of membership starting February 1.

Try something new. Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming events and learn more about MLA’s community, caucuses, leadership opportunities, and plans for the 2021 vConference.

Why MLA?

MLA is the largest organization committed to fostering excellence in health sciences librarianship. This February, learn why more than 3,000 individual members and 400 institutions make MLA their professional home, including:

Community. Connect with fellow health information professionals who can assist you throughout your professional journey, join one of MLA’s 43 caucuses representing a variety of health information specialties and affinity groups, or see how you can give back by lending your talents and expertise as a leader, mentor, or policy advocate.

Education. MEDLIB-ED, the “Learning Destination for Health Information Professionals,” is the home of more than 200 MLA and MLA-approved webinars and courses that will help you diversify your skill set and build a foundation for future career growth.

vConference. MLA members get discounted registration for the MLA ’21 vConference in May, which features more than 200 hours of virtual programs, posters, keynote speeches, roundtables, panels, and sessions that will spark your creativity and help you think outside the box.

Don’t wait! Sign up today for your free month of membership starting February 1 and join us in our mission to enhance health care, education, and research throughout the world.

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ACRL’s Popular RoadShow Workshops are Going Off-Road

(via ACRL)

The ACRL RoadShow program brings high quality workshops directly to campuses covering a wide range of topics that help academic librarians tackled the greatest issues facing the profession today. The program, however, has been on hold due to the impact of COVID-19.

Now, workshop teams are pivoting the same great content from these workshops into new Off-RoadShow virtual learning opportunities. Current Off-RoadShows including Scholarly Communication and Open Educational Resources & Affordability are being presented as multi-part webcast series designed for individual or group participation. Learn more on ACRL Insider and reserve your spot today.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Institute for Research Design in Libraries (IRDL) Scholars’ Speaker Series, Thinking Critically about Research and Power. This series of presentations is designed to shine a spotlight on voices and ideas that challenge traditional ways of conducting research. It surveys various topics with the intention of inspiring research explicitly rooted in social justice. The series is coordinated by a working group of IRDL Scholars. As librarians, educators, and researchers, we are pleased to share this opportunity to reflect and incorporate what we learn from these speakers into our own research efforts, so that our methodologies integrate anti-racist and anti-colonial practices.

Each speaker session is free to attend via Zoom; anyone interested is welcome. Directly following each presentation, there will be an opportunity to discuss the topic further together.

Speakers include the following individuals.

  • Kim TallBear, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
  • Emily Ford, Associate Professor and Urban & Public Affairs Librarian, Portland State University
  • Kakali Bhattacharya, Professor, College of Education, University of Florida
  • Verónica N. Vélez, Founding Director, Education and Social Justice Minor & Program; Associate Professor, Secondary Education, Western Washington University
  • Ana Ndumu, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Click here for additional information on the speakers, the dates and times of their presentations, and to register.

This series is sponsored by IRDL, a continuing-education program for academic and research librarians designed to prepare novice researchers for careers as librarian-researchers. Learn more here. If you have questions regarding the Speaker Series or IRDL, please contact Marie Kennedy, at marie.kennedy@lmu.edu.

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(via Dan Stanton, Arizona State University)

April is Citizen Science Month (and not too far away)!

Citizen Science Month is a great time to bring citizen science – public engagement in real scientific research – to your library or community-based organization (CBO). Join an informational webinar to learn about Citizen Science Month featured projects and resources showcased by SciStarter, Arizona State University, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, the All of Us Research program, and other champions of Citizen Science Month.

The webinar will take place on Friday, January 22, at 1:00 PM CDT. To RSVP on Zoom, please go here. More information is available here.

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