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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

IACRL is pleased to announce a 2nd Spark event for 2020! Join us for “Spark: Trial by Fire – Lessons Learned from a Pandemic”.

Save the date! Spark will be held online Wednesday, December 9, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The committee is now seeking proposals that feature the theme Trial by Fire – Lessons Learned from a Pandemic. Share your innovations with your colleagues. What has changed at your library since March 2020? How did you stay motivated? What successes do you want to share?

Topics to consider include:

  • online library instruction
  • OER developments
  • virtual programming
  • diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives
  • marketing & social media innovations
  • library assessment
  • community building
  • unique student engagement projects
  • making services safe

Speakers will share their experience with participants in 15-minute lightening rounds. After a set of lightening rounds, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss lightening round topics. Participants will be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

Share your innovations and survival skills with others. Submit a proposal here by Friday, October 23.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference, managed by Amigos Library Services, will take place online from Wednesday, November 4, to Friday, November 6. The Conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. Conference sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

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Are you a librarian transitioning into archival work? Have you recently taken on care of the archives at your library, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you interested in how archives help support medical centers? Then the “Health Sciences Archives 101” webinar is for you. Lisa A. Mix will teach you about basic archives functions, including acquisition, description, reference, and preservation. We’ll also delve into privacy regulations (HIPAA, etc.), digitization, funding sources, professional associations, and outreach, as well as new considerations and practices for the COVID-19 era.  Find out how you can use archives to serve your library’s patrons and support your institution’s mission.

Lisa A. Mix has worked in archives at several academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the University of California San Francisco, and New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She is a Baltimore native and holds degrees from Goucher College and The Johns Hopkins University. Her professional interests include teaching with primary sources, digital archives, and archival ethics. She has published and presented widely on archives and history of the health sciences. She is the 2020 recipient of the Lisabeth M. Holloway Award from Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences, and currently chairs the Society of California Archivists Advocacy & Public Policy Committee. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist

The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, please click here. The event is free to HSLI members and non-members alike. Participants who are not currently members are encouraged to join HSLI, however. Regular membership is $10.00 annually, and the cost is just $5.00 annually for students. To become a member, please go here.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Research Data Access & Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming virtual summit, on March 10-12, 2021. The RDAP Summit occurs on March 10 and 11 as a single-track, affordable conference for research data support practitioners. This year’s program will be a virtual conference held over Zoom. Conference registration will be $30 USD. The program includes keynotes, presentations, and lightning talks. It ends on March 12 with optional workshops, some for a small additional registration fee, and networking spaces.

This year’s conference theme is “Radical Change and Data”. Take this opportunity to share how you are adapting to change or development in your work or at your institution. Do you envision ideas or movements that may shape the way you work with data in the future? Are there practical skills or knowledge you have learned through a rapid change that others may benefit from knowing? The planning committee encourages presenters to propose topics that address how data intersects with major forces for societal change including, but not limited to, public health, the environment, and movements for racial equity. RDAP and the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) are continuing their partnership, and RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue of JeSLIB.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, November 1, 2020. (The planning committee will send decisions on November 23, 2020, and the deadline to accept will be December 13, 2020.)

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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

The 2020 Midwest Chapter / MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association) Virtual Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Be a Health Literacy Superhero”. General information is available here.

Registration is only $25 and is now open for individuals, and CE is included in the cost of the Conference. The deadline to register is Monday, October 12, at 12:00 PM CDT.

We have a great program with Dr. Jennifer Gunter Keynote Speaker and Lisa Traditi as the MLA President speaking. Our panelists for our Early Career Panel and Addressing Disparities Health Literacy Panel will surely provide interesting and informative discussions. More information on speakers and panelists is available here.

Don’t forget to look at the list of exhibitors who will be attending the Conference and contact your rep for more information about them.

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(via IACRL)

The IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing was established in 2020. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting for this year’s award took place in August, and IACRL announced the results last month.

The 2020 winners will discuss their work in this webinar. JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the highest number of votes for his article, “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner is Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, whose article with Dr. Jung Mi Scoulas, ʺWelcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowerment,ʺ appears in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice. Tina Griffin, also of the University of Illinois at Chicago (Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago), finished third, and her article with Abigail Goben is “In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys”, from College & Research Libraries.

To register for the event, please go here.

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

(via Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University)

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2021 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research about serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website.

The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three proposals for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of proposals. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for Selection

  • Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  • Quality: Research design and methodologies
  • Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 15th, 2021. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents.

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  • Title of the project
  • Explicit statement of the research problem
  • Description of the research design and methodologies
  • Findings or results if available
  • Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2020-2021 committee chair: Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@northwestern.edu).

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Do you have expertise and skills to share with MLA members and the wider health information professional community? The MLA Education Committees are now accepting proposals for engaging and practical webinars and instructor-led courses for 2021 and beyond.

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, November 1. Webinars are 90 minutes and provide 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) credits.

Instructor-led courses are a new format for MLA. The blended format of this course type allows flexibility in the number and length of sessions and amount of MLA CE, but all courses should include the following components.

  • at least two live sessions, with multiple opportunities for participant engagement
  • tasks for participants before and after each session
  • discussions in Slack
  • instructor feedback on at least one task

Please submit a proposal here. (If one does not have an MLA account, one will need to create one.) Select the “MLA Webinar Proposal” or “Instructor-Led Course Proposal” track. There is no fee for submitting a proposal.

Visit here to view MLA’s current webinar and instructor-led offerings. Please do not hesitate to contact Debra Cavanaugh, at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, or Barry Grant, at grant@mail.mlahq.org, with any questions relating to MLA Continuing Education sessions.

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(via Samantha McClellan – California State University, Sacramento)

LOEX 2021: Call for Breakout Session Proposals – “Information Literacy in a Time of Transformation”

49th Annual LOEX Conference

May 11-14, 2021


In years past, LOEX has typically been able to bring librarians and information professionals together for a conference in cities around the country to celebrate, collaborate, and revitalize their instruction. Facing the unique social and technological challenges of the present time, we’re approaching our instruction, our libraries, and our world differently. And that asks for an approach to LOEX 2021 that encompasses this transformation.

While the original intent was to host LOEX 2021 in the California Bay Area, due to COVID-19-related health, travel, and budget restrictions, we have moved to an entirely online format. In 2020, we made this switch from in-person to online in less than two months and we were able hold a successful, reduced in scope, conference. This year, we hope to build upon last year’s success and offer an even bigger & better conference that is more directly focused on the issues that librarians are encountering in their work and lives today.

The core of the conference will be as it always has been — the breakout sessions from academic librarians. You are invited to submit a proposal to LOEX 2021 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians from all over are exploring, adapting, & re-focusing their information literacy environment and dealing with the obstacles & opportunities that they are facing along the way.

This year’s LOEX tracks are the following.

  • Pedagogy: Transforming the Classroom
  • Assessment: Measuring Progress
  • Leadership: Elevating the Field
  • The Anti-Racist Instructor: Cultivating Inclusion and Belonging
  • The Value in Failure: From Missteps to Forward Movement
  • Theory in Practice: Reversing the Paradigm
  • Collaboration: Building Unity in Diversity

Proposals for 60-minute long presentations can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, December 4, 2020. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 18, 2021.

For more details, please go here.

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ACRL 2021 Conference Going Virtual Due to COVID-19

(via ACRL)

The ACRL Board of Directors announced today that the face-to-face portion of the ACRL 2021 Conference scheduled for April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, has been canceled because of the serious health risks posed by COVID-19, but the meeting will continue as a virtual-only event. “ACRL’s highest priority is the health and safety of our community,” said ACRL President Jon E. Cawthorne of Wayne State University. “The Board feels that moving ACRL 2021 online is the best option to ensure that safety while continuing to provide the high-quality, interactive programming you’ve come to expect from our conference.”

The virtual ACRL 2021 Conference will be held over approximately the same dates in April 2021. More details about the virtual conference are forthcoming. “While the Conference Committee is understandably disappointed that ACRL 2021 cannot happen in person, we are excited to channel our efforts into taking the conference virtual,” ACRL 2021 Conference Chair Beth McNeil noted. “We are grateful for your support and patience while we work through the details and look forward to welcoming everyone safely to the virtual event this spring.”

Proposal deadlines for ACRL 2021 remain unchanged. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal notifications are expected to go out by the end of December, 2020. The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, and Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9. ACRL 2021 scholarship applications will also be automatically transferred to consideration for scholarships for the virtual conference.

“We are disappointed not to be together with our colleagues in Seattle,” added ACRL Interim Executive Director Kara J. Malenfant. “But at the same time, we are excited to funnel all of the enthusiasm, creativity, and terrific content to create a virtual event that is informative, engaging and memorable for the community.”

Additional information and updates on ACRL 2021 are available on the Conference website.

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