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(via Julia Bauder, Grinnell College)

The ACRL DSS Numeric & Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group is hosting a virtual panel on data information literacy, featuring contributors to the recently-released book Teaching Research Data Management. The panel discussion will take place on Friday, April 8, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

The publication Teaching Research Data Management gathers practitioners from a broad range of academic libraries to describe their services and instruction around research data.


  • Briana Wham: “Leveraging the Utility of RStudio to Teach Data Management, Data Visualization, and Research Reproducibility”
  • Ginny Boehme and Kristen Adams: “Data Literacy on Demand: Creating a Set of Data Literacy Modules for Remote Instruction”
  • Karl Benedict: “Complementary Scales for Learning: The Feedback Loop between Short-Form Technical Workshops and Long-Form Carpentries Workshops”
  • Patti Condon, Megan Bresnahan, and Eugenia Opuda: “Pieces of the Whole: Using the Research Process to Integrate Data Management and Information Literacy Skills”
  • Anna Sackmann, Amy Neeser, Ann Glusker, and Elliott Smith: “Expanding Research Data Management to UC Berkeley Researchers: A Targeted Approach to Outreach and Instruction”

To request accommodations, please contact the discussion group co-convener, Cecilia Smith, at ceciliasmith@uchicago.edu.

Register in advance for this webinar here. Participants should be prepared to engage in anti-oppressive behavior during the session, as articulated in the DSS Community Agreement.

If you have any questions, please e-mail the discussion group co-convener, Julia Bauder, at bauderj@grinnell.edu.

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

(via Lori DuBois, Instruction Section Newsletter editor)

Don’t forget! The deadline for submissions for the Spring issue of the Instruction Section Newsletter is Monday, April 18.

We are interested in short articles (2050-500 words) about your instruction experiences. Topics of interest include the following.

  • active learning techniques
  • learning-object creation
  • student learning outcomes and pedagogy
  • assessment
  • instructional design (online, universal, backward, accessibility, etc.)
  • instruction for specific populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter submission guidelines, available here.

Send questions and submissions to instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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

(via Whitney Townsend, University of Michigan)

How do you track your integration and resourcing for projects that require systematic searching, like systematic or scoping reviews? What, where, and how should you be tracking?

Whitney Townsend, Informationist at the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL), will host a demonstration of how THL Informationists use the free version of Airtable as part of their workflow for evidence synthesis projects.

This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CDT. A recording will be available after the event.

For more information, and to register, go here. Please direct any questions to Whitney Townsend, at whitneyt@umich.edu.

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(via Kelleen Maluski, University of New Mexico)

Join the ACRL Instruction Section’s Inclusive Pedagogy Committee for its latest Inclusive Pedagogies in Practice session. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

The meeting will consist of four lightning rounds from the editors and chapter authors from the upcoming ACRL publication Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners. Presenters include co-editors Maura Seale and Jane Nichols, Angie Brunk on accessibility and instruction, Clanitra Nejdl on DEI in legal research, Darren Ilett on cultural humility, and Heather Campbell on feminist pedagogies.

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.

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(via Kimberly Shotick, Northern Illinois University)

Do you have examples of online instruction that utilizes multiple means of representation, allows for student interaction, or provides students with multiple means of engagement?  Relevant examples will be highlighted in the chapter “Designing for Everyone: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Equity in Online Instruction”, to be published in Universal Design for Learning in Academic Libraries: Theory into Practice, edited by Rachel McMullins and Danielle Skaggs, from ACRL (forthcoming, 2022). Note that the chapter will be published using a creative commons license. Sharing your example not only highlights the work of you and your library, but shares it with a community of practitioners committed to accessible learning.

Examples might include online learning that meets one or more of the following criteria.

  • provides self-assessment or reflection activities
  • provides feedback in real time
  • utilizes community or group work
  • embeds support for complex ideas or vocabulary
  • utilizes graphic organizers, checklists, or outlines

Please fill out this brief questionnaire to be included. Contact Kimberly Shotick, at kshotick@niu.edu, if you have any questions. Submissions close Thursday, March 31.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Registration is open for a book talk on The Promise of Access​, by Daniel Greene. The discussion will take place online Wednesday, March 9, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. More information is below.

In the book The Promise of Access, Daniel Greene argues that the problem of poverty became a problem of technology in order to manage the contradictions of a changing economy. We cannot debunk or banish the idea–what Greene calls the access doctrine–that the problem of poverty can be solved with the right tools and the right skills because the idea helps those public institutions that face poverty to save themselves. Technological solutions help public institutions simplify their complex missions and win legitimacy and funding, but at the cost of alienating the populations they serve.

Blending political-economic theory with years of ethnographic fieldwork, Greene explores how this plays out in Washington, DC, examining organizational change in technology startups, public libraries, and charter schools. Tracing the changes to the spirit and structure of these public institutions reveals a fight to define the good life under contemporary capitalism–and the alliances that could win that fight.

Greene will be joined in conversation by Emily Drabinski, Interim Chief librarian at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) and ALA President Candidate, and Emily Dowie, Teen Librarian at Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford, NY and founder of the Coalition for Library Workers of Color.

To register for the event, please go here.

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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

This is a reminder that the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It will also present Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. IACRL welcomes submissions on all subjects relevant to Illinois academic and research libraries.

The criteria for submissions, along with the process for choosing winners, are available here. ​The deadline for submitting a scholarly work is now 5:00 PM Central Time on Monday, February 28. Please send your submission to Sue Franzen, IACRL Awards Committee Chair, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. If possible, send a link to the scholarly work; otherwise, submit it as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word. If the work does not already contain an abstract or summary, please include one in the e-mail (a paragraph would suffice).

Once the Awards Committee has received the submissions and confirmed that they meet the criteria, voting will take place via electronic ballot in February or March. Voting will last for 30 days. The Awards Committee will then announce the winners, and those individuals will have the opportunity to present their work in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Franzen at srfranz@ilstu.edu. Thank you very much.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Jill Harper, Heartland Community College)

The IACRL Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since September, 2021
  • been published since September, 2021

and would like to be included in our Spring, 2022, issue, please send your career and/or publication information to Jill Harper, at jill.harper@heartland.edu, by Friday, March 4.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The My Library Is … advisory group is looking for blog posts related to academic libraries. The blog, accessible here, is managed by RAILS, but you don’t have to be at a RAILS member library to participate. The post can be about a program or service, your library’s marketing or communications, or other things–take a look at the posts to see what’s there.

Submissions should be 200-500 words. It’s a great way to recognize something your library is doing! Academic libraries have a lot of interesting and innovative things to share.

Please contact Gwen Gregory, My Library Is … advisory group member, at ggregory@niu.edu for more details.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Dr. Susan Van Alstyne, Berkeley College)

The editor of the upcoming book Perspectives and Considerations on Navigating the Mental Health Care System​ is seeking chapter proposals. The deadline is Friday, March 4. Please see below for additional information.

About the Book

This book aims to empower the patient, the patient’s family, caregivers, and public service professionals with recommendations about seeking mental health care in a complex system that at times seems to be working against those experiencing varying levels of mental health needs. The book will provide a picture of the broken mental health care system and provide resources, recommendations, and case studies.

There are many publications about mental health and treatment, and there needs to be more awareness about the intricacies in the steps in seeking care. This book is necessary for librarians, public service professionals, families, and caregivers to support and guide individuals who need mental health care. We are in the midst of a mental health crisis combined with the complexities of health insurance regulations putting our most vulnerable populations at risk. The editor encourages a broad range of contributions, including original research, case studies, and reflection papers. Contributions from clinicians and non clinicians are also encouraged.

This book will serve a dual purpose. One is to empower the patient, the patient’s family, and caregivers with recommendations for seeking mental care. Another is to raise awareness that many of those suffering need to overcome obstacles in seeking treatment. Librarians and other public service professionals may do only so much, and the entire community needs to understand the obstacles those in need face.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference”. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit here. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

Part I: What is mental health?

  • mental health first aid and identifying the need for help
  • barriers to seeking care

Part II: Providing support from a non-clinician perspective

  • information providers and librarians
  • K-12 and college settings
  • navigating health insurance benefits
  • legal and privacy considerations
  • government resources

Part III: Case studies and recommendations

  • Case studies
    • stories of individual experiences and navigating the health care system
    • social and emotional support
    • alternative therapies and resources

Additional topics that fit theme of the book are also welcome.

Please submit proposals here by the March 4 deadline. Direct any comments or questions to Dr. Susan Van Alstyne, Editor, at sva@berkeleycollege.edu​.

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