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(via Laura Rooney, Association of Moving Image Archivists)

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) invites additional proposal submissions for papers, sessions, and workshops for the 2020 Annual Conference – online November 16-21, 2020. The deadline to submit a proposal is now Saturday, August 15.

Thank you all who responded to our survey  – overwhelmingly, while everyone’s first choice would be to meet in person in El Paso, concerns about the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make a virtual event the safest approach this year. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we also believe this is an opportunity to reimagine the conference as an online event that allows broader participation and new voices, is more affordable to attend, and can help us model ways of keeping what we learn as part of our next in-person experience.

The goal of the AMIA Conference is to present a broad-based program that speaks to a wide range of attendees with a balance of theory and practice, inviting new ideas and concepts that stimulate additional interest, involvement, and educational benefit. In keeping with ongoing membership discussions about diversity and inclusion, we urge proposers to use AMIA Conference sessions as an opportunity to include new voices and offer diverse viewpoints.

In addition to general programming, the Conference has two potential program streams this year, “Content as Data: Archival Approaches to Computational Analysis” and “Borders and Borderlands: Conversations and Documentation” (more information on the latter is available here).  The Committee welcomes proposals on these topics and all issues to do with media archives with particular emphasis in the area of Latin American media heritage and practices.  Other areas of interest include innovative technical solutions, tools and strategies for workflow and data management, sustainable preservation practices & archival approaches to climate crisis, and development of an equitable and inclusive profession.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the Conference website.

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(via Britt Fagerheim, Utah State University)

Please join the ACRL Science & Technology Section Government Information Committee for an online discussion, “Government Public Health Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, with three health sciences speakers, who will be discussing how they are sharing information and providing access to data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Thursday, August 6 – 3:00 PM CDT

Registration (required, but no cost to attend): here

The speakers will cover the following topics.

  • responding to clinical, educator and researcher requests about testing, treatment, training, and access to and use of COVID-19 data sets
  • challenges of providing information and data about COVID-19 – recommendations as to how librarians can support researchers and students with government health/medical information and data
  • how a federal agency is providing access to information for consumers, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry

The speakers are:

  • Zoe Pettway Unno, Ph.D., MLIS, Network of the National Library of Medicine
  • Renu Lal, Pharm-D, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Joseph Nicholson, MLIS, MPH, CPH,  New York University Langone Health & Grossman School of Medicine
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(via Anne Marie Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The Distance Library Services 2020 Conference will take place virtually, from Tuesday, November 3, to Wednesday, November 4.While we may be going to a digital platform, that doesn’t mean that we will be missing out on many of the “extras” that conference attendance provides. We will have social events, networking opportunities, and unconference space for people to gather and collaborate, generate ideas, and/or simply chat. In planning of the schedule, which will be posted as soon as possible, we are mindful of timezones and work-life balance. You can expect sessions and social events to take place from coffee to cocktails or club soda. The presenters will be offering a mix of live and prerecorded sessions as well as poster presentations. 

Registration is open here and is $90. We are using a conference platform, Whoova, to host the DLS 2020 events. You can expect an excellent spread of presentations and posters, and an active space for conversations which are almost more crucial now than ever before. The website will be updated to reflect all of the changes to the conference. 

We are also opening an additional call for short presentations. We are seeking proposals for 15 minute talks focusing on how Distance Librarianship has been impacted over the past six months, or during other times of major upheaval and crises (i.e. Hurricane Katrina in 2005, or the 2017 Charlottesville, VA demonstrations), and what innovative plans, ideas, actions have come from such scenarios. Were they successful or unsuccessful? Were the withstanding or have they evolved or faded over time? We will be hosting a block dedicated specifically to these talks. The full Call for Proposals will open Monday, August 3, and will close Monday, September 14.

We would like to thank everyone, from the bottoms of our hearts, for the continued support and patience as we re-calibrated over the past several months. It seems that our field of distance librarianship is more important than ever before and we hope to welcome new people to the community as we all find ourselves shifting to some form of remote engagement. The enthusiasm to continue this event virtually eased the decision making process for us, and we are so excited that DLS will still take place in 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone in November! Please feel free to share this email widely as this conference couldn’t be more timely if it tried. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the DLS Conference Co-Chairs at any time: Kat Phillips (kec5013@psu.edu) and Torrie Raish (vrc112@psu.edu).

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(via the Association for Information Science and Technology )

A half-day virtual symposium hosted by The Association for Information Science and Technology’s Special Interest Group for the  Arts & Humanities will be filled with educational insight pertaining to data curation and visualization from various information professionals from the United States.

The symposium starts with a presentation about three methodological approaches for (re)constructing the information structure of a Chicago public housing community archive utilizing photographic and manuscript items found in the Henry Booth Settlement House archive. The next presentation will be a map visualization project about the COVID-19 spread developed specifically for creating effective policy making based on the discoveries of disease spread and human behaviors built from cell phone data.

To support those staying at home during this pandemic, the next presentation will give details on how to create a maker space for fiber pattern creations to embroider from digital images. Fans of rare illuminated manuscripts will celebrate the resources. Through an exploration of visualization-based research, this symposium promises to enhance our understanding of the arts & humanities within the context of society’s pressing issues.


11:00 AM — Welcome and information about ASIS&T SIG-AH

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM — (Re) Constructing an African American Communal Space: An Information Analysis of a Chicago Public Housing Archive, 1955-1970

1:00 – 2:00 PM — COVID-19 Visualizations of Disease Spread and Human Behaviors for Effective Policy Making

2:00 – 3:00 PM — Makerspaces expand with new fiber art projects

This is a free symposium for ASIS&T members, and $25 for all non-members.  This symposium is open to all. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Peter Larsen, University of Rhode Island)

Registration is now open for Science Librarianship in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Half-Day Conference, hosted by the Boston Library Consortium’s (BLC) Science and Engineering Community of Interest. The Conference will take place on Wednesday, August 5, from 12:00 to 3:15 PM CDT. More information is below.

Since March 2020, science librarianship has rapidly evolved to meet changing needs as well as to comply with social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the challenges of working and adapting to the so-called “new normal” of the COVID-19 era?  What are the hacks, methods, or activities that you have designed or created to meet the new needs of library patrons and users? What do you anticipate evolving in the future of academic librarianship?  Presenters will talk about how remote work has informed changes to reference services, pedagogy, outreach, and practice.

This virtual conference includes six 15-minute presentations and six 5-minute Lightning Talks. Speakers are science librarians from across the United States and Canada. To view the program, please go here.

Registration will be open until Monday, August 3, at 4:00 PM CDT. To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Peter Larsen, at plarsen@uri.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Library Journal will host “The Grand Reopening: Learn How Libraries Are Preparing for the Fall” on Thursday, July 30, at 1:00 PM CDT. This free webinar will feature a panel discussion on the measures being taken by academic libraries in preparation for the return of students to the physical campus. Topics will include the physical facility, e-resource collection development, sharing through ILL, staffing, workflows and ensuring that the libraries assets match the needs of in-person and online classes.

Registration is required. To sign up to attend, please go here. Unable to attend the live event? Still register to receive access to a recording afterwards.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL, in partnership with IHLS and RAILS, will host a Fall Semester Town Hall on Zoom from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29.

The event will feature the following presenters (more information on the topics each one will discuss is available here.

  • Carolyn Ciesla (Prairie State College)
  • Sarah McHone-Chase (Northern Illinois University)
  • Kathleen Rhoades (Chicago State University)
  • Marie Waltz (Center for Research Libraries)
  • Tish Hayes (Moraine Valley Community College)
  • Firouzeh Rismiller (DePaul University)

The presenters will discuss what their libraries are doing in regards to reopening their physical spaces and what librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances. Additional information is available on the ILA website. Registration is required to participate.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join us for the next ILA Noon Network on Monday, August 10, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The 2020 ILA Crosman Memorial Award recipient, Sara Benson, will present “Copyright for Educational Use in the Age of COVID”. Webinar participants will learn how support the shift to online teaching and learning and how copyright impacts that analysis. Sara Benson is a Copyright Librarian and an Assistant Professor and is currently serving as Interim Head of the Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois Library.

All Noon Network webinars are free and recordings are available to everyone following the webinar. Registration for the live webinars is limited to Illinois libraries. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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

This is a reminder that proposals for papers, posters, and lightning talks at the Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting are due soon. More information is below.

  • Dates: October 14-16, 2020 (online)
  • Theme: Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero
  • Registration cost: $25 for all attendees. Midwest/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Submissions: Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31. Note: abstracts should be 250 or fewer words long. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Continue watching the Midcontinental Chapter and Midwest Chapter websites for additional details.

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(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

On Friday, July 31, the Midwest Special Libraries Association (SLA) communities are happy to present the first annual Midwest Symposium, a day of networking, small-group conversations, and education sessions. This event will include the following presentations.

  • David Stern, Saint Xavier University, “Needle, Meet Haystack: Connecting Users to Journals”
  • Samuel Hansen, University of Michigan, “No Limits: Growing Students’ Skills by Expanding What You Teach”
  • Laura Turner, Caterpillar Inc., “Partnership Projects – Expanding Expertise while Widening Your Network”
  • Sophia and Senovia Guevara, Writers for Information Today, “The Mobile Office”
  • Alex Hauser, Michigan State University, “Refresh and Remix: Refining Library Instruction”
  • Stephanie Thoma, Confident Introvert, “Networking Remotely”

There will also be a welcome delivered by SLA President Tara Murray and an opportunity to connect with colleagues across the Midwest. Registration is $10 for members; $20 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, July 30.

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