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(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The Open Textbook Network holds a Summit each summer for members to learn from each other and to build community among its members. With direction from the OTN, CARLI’s consortial membership meant that attendance at the Summit was reserved for those working on our statewide programs. However, this year, the free, online Summit is open to anyone interested in attending. Sessions will be held 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00-2:00 PM.

Registration is now open for this year’s OTN Summit (#OTNSummit2020), which will be held virtually across two weeks, each Monday through Thursday between June 15 and 25, with two one-hour sessions per day. Attendees register only for the sessions in which they are interested and will attend.

An important and exciting note: this year, many of the events will be open to audiences everywhere, regardless of OTN membership. This is a great opportunity to include new voices and perspectives and to share the benefits of open education with a larger community.

Spread the word! You are encouraged to extend the invitation to anyone in the higher education community who may be interested in open education.

Please see the OTN Summit website for more details, including a (non-finalized) schedule of programming and event descriptions. Please use this short form to register. Registration will close on Monday, June 1.

The OTN staff are very excited for two weeks of community engagement, connection, and sharing. Now more than ever, as an organization, the OTN looks forward to this opportunity to come together amid such uncertain times.

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(via Norma Durian, University of La Verne)

Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics 2020 will take place online Thursday, July 16. The program and registration will become available here on Wednesday, June 3. The regular fee for registration is $25 (free for makerspace and LIS students).

The keynote speaker is Dale Dougherty, President of Make:Community. A description of his talk, “The Future We Make”, is below.

Making is fundamental to being human. Using our hands and minds to make tools is something humans have done for millions of years.  New research in neuroscience connects making with cognitive development and the emergence of language in humans. It also reminds us that for as long as we’ve been making tools, we have been a community of learners and teachers sharing technical knowledge and showing each other how to do things.  The rise of the maker movement coincides with the Internet providing new digital ways of teaching and learning, which encourages sharing on a global scale.  Yet this movement is also made up of stories, the very personal journeys for makers who discover their unique gifts and talents as learners and teachers.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are seeking presenters for the Noon Network. The Noon Network is a free professional development resource for Illinois library professionals.

Noon Network webinars are held at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please complete a webinar submission form or contact Tamara Jenkins (tjenkins@ila.org). Past Noon Network webinars are available on the ILA website, here.

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(via Jennifer Hart, University of Chicago)

The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2020 is postponed to 2021 for the in-person format. The planning committee is, however, putting together a free slate of virtual meetings for Thursdays in June and July (with a few exceptions–see below), all lasting from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

  • June 4–Open Discussion on libraries/librarians dealing with services during COVID-19
  • June 11–No GLSBC event – consider New England Science Boot Camp
  • June 18–Psychology issues related to COVID-19
  • June 25–Open Discussion on issues related to reopening our spaces
  • July 2–No GLSBC event – July 4 holiday
  • July 9–3D printing and medicine – PPE and more
  • July 16–Lightning Talks
  • July 23–Lightning Talks
  • July 30–Epidemiology and modeling

The planning committee is requesting participants register ahead of time, so that the committee can send out Zoom access information. To register, please go here. The deadline is Monday, June 1. After registration closes, each participant will receive a link and a password to use for access to all of the above events one wishes to attend.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

The National Alliance of Mental Illness estimates that one in five children, teens, and adults suffer from a mental illness. With libraries functioning as a hub of the communities they serve, librarians must be prepared to serve patrons struggling with mental health issues. This course will provide librarians with the necessary knowledge and skills to address common mental disorders, as well as ways in which librarians can balance their own mental health needs in a demanding profession.

The instructor has a unique background in being a second career librarian after having worked as a psychologist for 20 years.

By the end of the course, students will have met the following goals.

  • develop a better understanding of the most common mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • improve sensitivity in interacting with patrons with a mental disorder with an emphasis upon awareness of the stigma of mental illness, implementing library policies to address the needs of patrons with a mental disorder, and providing accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • learn effective ways of managing interactions with patrons struggling with a mental disorder including: deescalating emotional clients; conflict resolution skills; maintaining appropriate boundaries; and managing requests for sensitive information about mental health topics
  • work with community partners to develop potential referral sources, training opportunities, mental health programming, and assistance with crisis intervention.
  • apply self-care strategies to balance the mental health needs of librarians who may be struggling with a mental health disorder and/or common job and life stressors.

Dawn Behrend an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she serves as the liaison for psychology, counseling, mathematics, computer science, and business and manages the library’s social media platforms. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Library Science. Ms. Behrend has worked for 20 years in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychological Associate and is a second career librarian. Ms. Behrend continues to work in private practice where she completes psychological evaluations in addition to her work as an academic librarian.

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 email to make arrangements: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com<mailto:inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com>

For additional information on the course, and to register, please go here. To see a list of all of the courses being offered next month, click here.

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(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its 8th annual Online Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 29. The showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment, where presenters demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction. The program, focused on the theme “Fresh Starts and Restarts: Growing Beyond Your Comfort Zone”, will feature brief presentations from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, along with a virtual lunch hour from 12:00 to 12:30 PM, during which participants can socialize, network, and talk about instruction with their colleagues from across CARLI.

For more information, and to register, please go here.  The deadline for registering is Thursday, May 28. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Jennifer Maddox Abbott, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign)

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks presenters for lightning talks for its session at ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12, 2020. We’re looking for quick, bite-size (5-10 minutes) talks on what creative ideas and practices you’re currently implementing or hoping to undertake soon. We welcome talks on how you’re adapting workflows or taking on entirely new projects for the rapidly-changing work environment of the covid-19 pandemic, but we also welcome non-pandemic topics, such as projects you recently wrapped up or ongoing maintenance efforts.

Housed within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group was created to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the evolution of technical services. The group is especially interested in exploring the interdependency between departments and the ways in which technical services affects, and is affected by, technology and publishing trends.

Please submit your proposal to the Interest Group’s chair, Jenny Maddox Abbott (maddox5@illinois.edu), and vice-chair, Sarah Hovde (sehovde1@gmail.com), by Tuesday, May 26. Include the following information in the proposal.

  • presentation title
  • short presentation summary (less than 150 words)
  • name, title, affiliation, and email address for all presenters

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 29. Specific day and time of the session TBD.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Julia Esparza, Medical Library Association President)

Late on May 7, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown announced the decision to limit gatherings to twenty-five people or fewer through September 2020. Unfortunately, this means that the MLA face-to-face annual meeting will not take place.

The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC)-led by Janna C. Lawrence, AHIP, and cochaired by Melissa De Santis, AHIP, with the MLA headquarters staff-is already hard at work developing a robust and exciting virtual meeting. The leadership and individuals on the NPC are innovative, and I know that they will make this an outstanding experience. Note that the proposed “virtual conference” (vConference) will include more content than any previous online offering for MLA annual meetings. The NPC and MLA staff are providing you with some preliminary details now, and much more will be coming in the future.

We know that you will have additional questions. The NPC and MLA team are working on the details of the vConference experience, and we will provide you with further details as those become available. Please watch MLAConnect communications and the MLA 2020 website for updates.

For urgent information needs, please direct your questions to Kate Corcoran, at corcoran@mail.mlahq.org.

I thank the NPC and especially the Local Assistance Committee for continuing their service well beyond the normal time and pass on that MLA regrets that we will not see the amazing in-person meeting they had planned.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Join Library UX Chicago on Thursday, May 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT, for a conversation exploring how our institutions are preparing to return to our physical buildings over the coming months. While many of our institutions will be working within the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois, we welcome anyone interested in the topic.

Access to the Zoom meeting room will be provided upon RSVP. Devin Savage (IIT) and Abby Annala (Loyola) will facilitate this conversation. Please RSVP here. This webinar is free for anyone to attend.

Seeking Feedback and Ideas for Future Events

Contact us here with discussion questions, topics for future roundtables, or ways that we can support you and our professional community. Also, reach out to us at the same web address if you would like to become involved.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

Join ILA’s Legislative Consultant, Derek Blaida, for a lunchtime update about what’s happening in Springfield, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on Tuesday, May 19. The Illinois General Assembly is slated to return to legislative session on Wednesday, May 20, and the ILGA will likely consider a very limited set of bills, primarily focused on the state budget and COVID-19-related legislation.

Registration for this free webinar is required and will close at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 19. To register, please go here. Attendance is open to all Illinois librarians, even if they are not members of ILA.

Presenters Wanted for Future Noon Network Webinars

We are seeking presenters for the Noon Network. The Noon Network is a free professional-development resource for Illinois library professionals. More information on the general content and format of Noon Network webinars is available here.

Noon Network webinars are normally held at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org. Past Noon Network webinars are available here.

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