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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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(via Teri Vogel–University of California, San Diego)

As part of the upcoming ACS Virtual Spring Meeting, which will take place over two weeks (April 5-16), the Chemical Information Division will be organizing a symposium, Even the Bonds Are Bigger: The Changing Roles of Librarians. We welcome Chemistry/STEM librarians to share how they have modified their existing roles or taken on new ones in recent years to engage and connect with their researchers and students, whether due to COVID or other factors like budgets and changing researcher needs. This can be anything from launching services like systematic reviews outside of medicine, to developing new delivery methods for instruction and outreach, to covering topics in library instruction we would not have considered a few years ago. We have left this fairly broad to allow for a variety of talks.

If you are interested, please submit your abstract here. The abstract deadline is Tuesday, January 19. Please direct any questions to Teri Vogel (University of California, San Diego), at tmvogel@ucsd.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for ILA’s 2021 Library Legislative Meet-ups. This annual series of eight legislative events provides an opportunity to meet with your state and federal legislators and hear their thoughts firsthand about issues affecting libraries in your area. The ILA President will bring welcoming remarks; ILA Legislative Consultant Derek Blaida and ILA Executive Director Diane Foote will speak about Springfield and Washington legislative priorities.

Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Our legislative events will look a little different this year as they will all be held virtually through Zoom. We’ll miss the interactive give-and-take that gathering over a meal allows in this webinar format, but there will still be opportunities for Q&A. What won’t change is our commitment to advocating for Illinois libraries!

Advance registration is required, and events will not be recorded (primarily due to the rapid pace of legislative developments, and content may change), so don’t wait! If you have questions regarding registration or you’re not sure which Meet-up covers your library and legislative district, contact the ILA office, at ila@ila.org (subject line “2021 ILA Legislative Meet-ups”).

This year’s Virtual Meet-ups will be free for ILA members, including staff and trustees from ILA institutional member libraries. For non-members who wish to attend, registration will be $15.

To view the schedule of meet-ups, and to register, please go here.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Are you a library professional who wants to take your research skills to the next level? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue but do not know where to start and need help from your peers and experts to carry it through?

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly effective, and collaborative online research training and support program. The RTI ’21 immerses practicing librarians in scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing. Librarians of all levels of professional experience and from all types of work environments who provide health information, services, and support; have an interest in increasing their research skills and confidence; and want to improve library and health care outcomes are encouraged to apply to the RTI program.

The institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, preparation and implementation of a research project, and an opportunity to present findings at the MLA ’22 virtual conference. RTI ’21 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants. Learn more about RTI program details here.

The application deadline for the 2021 cohort of RTI research fellows has been extended to Monday, January 25. Accepted applicants will be notified in March 2021. See the RTI submission process for eligibility requirements and selection criteria. The institute offers many full scholarship opportunities, including scholarships for professionals who work in small libraries and academic health libraries; engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research; and have limited financial means.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme, “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities.” The MLA ’21 call for posters and lightning talks is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, February 9.

Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submitters must choose a primary area of practice that relates to the submission. The relevant MLA Areas of Practice are Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership.

Like papers, posters and lightning talks can be submitted as program descriptions or as research submissions. They require a structured abstract, and more information about structured abstracts can be found at “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers”. If you have submitted a paper that was not accepted, consider resubmitting the topic as a poster or a five-minute lightning talk.

Find more information on the submission process at “MLA ’21 FAQ: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions”. Additional information about the meeting itself, including a tentative schedule and registration prices, is available here. Questions? Contact Debra Cavanaugh (Director, Professional Development), at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, with the subject line “MLA 21 Call for Submission Questions”.

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(via CARLI)

The CARLI Public Services Committee invites members to an informal discussion via Zoom about how public services have changed over the past year on Thursday, January 21, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This will be an informal chat to share successes and challenges so that others might adapt or adopt them. This event will not be recorded.

Please register here. Registration is open through Friday, January 15. Connection details for Zoom will be shared with registrants the week of January 18.

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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

This is a last-minute reminder to register for this free webinar, which will give an overview of how to volunteer for an ACRL committee.

Registration Link: here

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13, at 1:00 PM CDT

Topic: “ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee”

Description: Please join the ACRL Membership Committee for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works for ACRL division-level committees, section committees, interest groups, and discussion groups.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Join Amigos Library Services for these two upcoming online classes.

“Introduction to Scholarly Metrics” – Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 PM CDT

This course will provide an introductory overview of tried-and-true bibliometric indicators, including citation-based metrics such as Journal Impact Factor and h-Index. We will also cover the web-based metrics known as alternative or altmetrics. Scholarly metrics is a rapidly evolving field, so we will also identify some newer bibliometrics and altmetrics tools. More information and registration details are available here.

“Media Literacy for Librarians” – Thursday, January 21, 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM CDT

Libraries are at the center of information literacy. Though frequently used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between media literacy and information literacy. Media literacy focuses on analyzing media content and the effect of media on society, while information literacy is the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. In this course, designed for librarians and staff, you will learn how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. You will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to your patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media. More information and registration details are available here.

To view the entire Amigos Library Services training schedule, please go here.

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(via Dr. Andrea Baer, Rowan University)

Registration is now open for the 2021 ACRL SLILC (Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee) Midwinter Virtual Discussion, which will focus on open and inclusive pedagogies. The event, titled “Open and Inclusive Pedagogies from and Beyond Your Living Room”, will take place on Wednesday, February 10, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT. After registering, please be sure to complete this short pre-event survey. To foster group discussions, registration will be capped at 300 participants. More information on the event’s content and format is below.

Facing the challenges of a global pandemic and confronting the harsh realities of racial and social injustice over this past year, teaching librarians have become increasingly attuned to the value of open and inclusive pedagogies. This is reflected in growing conversations about open educational practices (OEP), which extend beyond the mere use of open educational resources to include “collaborative, pedagogical practices employing social and participatory technologies for interaction, peer-learning, knowledge creation and sharing, and empowerment of learners” (see Catherine Cronin & Iain MacLaren’s “Conceptualizing OEP” here). Open educational practices are intended to remove barriers to meaningful learning and to invite students to be active agents in their learning.

This “Ask the Room” discussion-based event will be an opportunity for fellow librarians to share opportunities, challenges, and questions related to open educational practices in their everyday work now and in the foreseeable future. The event organizers (the ACRL SLILC Committee Open Educational Practices team) will use participants’ ideas and feedback to inform future professional development offerings and resources.

All are welcome. No ALA membership or conference registration required.

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(via Julia Kelly, University of Minnesota)

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 12, to apply for the Evidence Synthesis Institute for librarians. This will be an opportunity to enhance your database searching skills and learn about the possibilities for collaborating with researchers in conducting evidence syntheses across academic areas.

On March 22, 23, and 24 (Monday-Wednesday), the first of six Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Institutes will occur in a virtual environment. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, January 12, to Sunday, January 31.  More information is available at here. Please note that once the application period opens on January 12, the application e-form will be embedded on that webpage.

This institute will be fully funded by the IMLS and at no charge for accepted applicants. The Institute is aimed at library staff supporting evidence syntheses in topics outside of the health sciences and will cover

  • overview of systematic reviews and similar methodologies
  • guidelines and standards
  • search strategy development
  • software tools
  • quality assessment
  • systematic review services

Applicants should anticipate addressing the following questions in their application:

  • Why is this training relevant to your current work or career development?
  • How will you use specialized evidence synthesis skills in your job?
  • How do you anticipate sharing what you learn at this workshop with colleagues, researchers, and/or students?

Questions about the Evidence Synthesis Institute can be sent to sysreview@umn.edu. More information on the IMLS proposal and the partnership between University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University is available here.

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