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(via Brittany Champion, Pitt Community College)

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2022 North Carolina Community College Library Association Annual Conference. The Conference theme is “You Me We Belong”, which focuses on encouraging sustainable changes that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in community college libraries for the benefit of all who utilize our library spaces.

Shamella Cromartie, the Associate Dean of Library Services at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library, will serve as the Keynote speaker. The Conference will be virtual and will take place March 14-18 (Monday-Friday), including a day of preconference sessions.

To submit a proposal, please go here. The deadline is Monday, January 10.

The NCCCLA Equity Statement is available here.

For more information, please contact Shannon Paul at slpaul@richmondcc.edu.

Conference registration information will be available soon. If you’re not a member of NCCCLA, please consider joining. More information about the Association can be found on the organization’s website.

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Call for Bloggers: ACRLog (Deadline Mon., Jan. 31)

(via Jen Jarson, Penn State University)

Interested in writing for ACRLog? We’re looking for a few new bloggers to join our team!

We aim to have a group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship. We are especially seeking librarians interested in writing about technical services, scholarly communication, technology, and related areas and/or those working at small colleges, community colleges, or private institutions, to balance the strengths of our other bloggers.

Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more.

ACRLog blog team members typically publish individual posts every 6-8 weeks and sometimes collaborate with other blog team members on co-authored posts. Blog team members also contribute to the work of blog promotion and management (e.g., participate in 2-3 blog team meetings every year).

If you’re interested in joining the ACRLog blog team, please complete our application form. Applications are due Monday, January 31.

Proposals will be evaluated by the existing ACRLog blog team. We will strive to consider the following criteria.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, small colleges) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to Jen Jarson at jmj12@psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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

(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The 2022 Distance Library Services (DLS) Conference is currently scheduled to occur from July 26 to 28 (Tuesday-Thursday) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Conference will take place in person, with a hybrid virtual option. More information about the meeting is available here.

The call for proposals is still open, with an extended deadline of Monday, December 20. The DLS 2022 planning committee invites all interested parties (including researchers, practitioners, students) to submit proposals for the 2022 Distance Library Services Conference. Presentation formats can include the following.

  • Full Paper Presentations (50 mins)
  • Panel (50 mins)
  • Poster sessions (30 mins Q&A)
  • Lightning Talks (10 mins including Q&A)
  • Workshops (50 mins or 100 mins)
  • Virtual presentations

For further details and a link to the submissions form, please see the call for proposals.

First-time attendees and student presenters are also invited to apply for our First-timer and Student Presenter travel awards.

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals: Oct 1, 2021
  • Submission deadline: Monday, December 20, 2021
  • Notification of proposals acceptance: March 1, 2022
  • Registration open: March 1, 2022
  • Early Registration deadline: June 10, 2022
  • Registration deadline: July 28, 2022
  • Conference: July 26-28, 2022

Questions? E-mail the planning committee at dls2022@purdue.edu or follow us on Twitter at @DLSConf #dls2022.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) seeks grant proposals for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) for courses that focus on “The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan”. This project, Illinois Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources (Illinois SCOERs), is fully funded by a $1.08 million grant to the University of Illinois System/CARLI, from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education.

We seek pedagogically innovative projects to create or significantly adapt open textbooks and accompanying ancillary materials, including the use of 3D printing as a tool to enhance the learning experience. These OER will implement high-impact, culturally relevant/inclusive, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs in lower-division courses that address the focus area.

CARLI will award a minimum of eight grants as part of Illinois SCOERs. Each applicant team may request up to $60,000.

CARLI will host informational Zoom workshops to discuss the grant and to walk future applicants through the application process. These workshops will be held on the following dates.

  • Tuesday, December 14 (2:00-3:30 PM CDT)–register here
  • Tuesday, January 18 (2:00-3:30 PM CDT)–register here
  • Wednesday, January 26 (10:00-11:30 AM CDT)— register here

Attending a workshop is not required. Each workshop will cover the same information, interested people need only attend one session.

The application will be available after Wednesday, December 1.

For more information, visit our project website. To join the e-mail list, go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Ruth Slagle, Jackson State Community College)

Registration is now open for the ACRL DOLS (Distance and Online Learning Section) Instruction Committee webinar “Carrying Accessibility Forward”. This free online event will take place Wednesday, December 1, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. See below for more information.

This past year certainly cast a spotlight on the importance of accessibility in online teaching and learning. Accessibility, however, is more than best practice checklists, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), or legalities. Join us as our presenter, Katie Quirin Manwiller, Education Librarian and Assistant Professor at West Chester University, shares her knowledge of disability and accessibility, addressing what the future could hold for universal design for learning (UDL) and practical ways to implement UDL in online instruction.

To register for the webinar, please go here.

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

(via Deb Villavicencio-Eschinger, CHOICE)

“Toward Inclusive Excellence”, the DEIA content channel from CHOICE/ACRL, seeks guest blog post contributors for Winter-Spring 2022.

If you are interested in writing about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly, as they affect the academic library community, please e-mail dvillavicencio@ala-choice.org, with your thoughts on a possible topic and a brief bio. There is a modest honorarium available to authors of published blog posts. To read some of our recent blog posts, go here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

We invite RAILS members to participate in a series of three virtual equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) training events offered in December. These are part of the RAILS “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Elements” series. Facilitated by staff from the American Library Association’s Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services, these sessions will help provide a foundational framework for EDI.

Webinar topics will focus on cultural competence, implicit bias, and microaggressions. Register for any of the three sessions at the L2 links below. Registration is limited to staff from RAILS member libraries and requires having an L2 account.

This training series is offered by Prairie Trails Public Library District and made possible through a RAILS EDI Training Grant.

  • “Cultural Competence” (Friday, December 3, 1:00-2:00 PM)–register here
  • “Implicit Bias” (Tuesday, December 7, 1:00-2:00 PM)–register here
  • “Identifying Microaggressions” (Thursday, December 9, 1:00-2:00 PM)–register here
Posted in Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the American Library Association)

LibLearnX: Library Learning Experience is happening online January 21-24, 2022 (Friday-Monday)–a completely new conference experience built from the ground up based on years of research, exploration, and input from ALA members like you.

LibLearnX is education for library professionals, by library professionals, with a focus on active and applied learning and creative collaboration at live interactive sessions.

Here are just a few of the sessions to which you can look forward.

  • “Disrupting ‘fit’: Improving Recruitment and Retention in Academic Library Hiring”
  • “A Spoonful of Information Literacy”
  • “Diversity, Author Identity, and Metadata: Encouraging the Discovery of Hidden Voices”
  • “Tips for Interviewing in Academic Libraries”
  • “One Shot Instructions, Anti-Racism, and Information Literacy Pedagogies”
  • “Flexible and Equitable: Utilizing Universal Design in Online Instruction and Instructional Materials”
  • “Advancing Race and Social Equity in Library Communications”
  • “‘Pop-Up’ Makerspaces: Academic Library Outreach and Programming to Bridge a Digital Divide”

See the full list of more than 120 education sessions here.

While the focus of LibLearnX is on creating a high-quality learning experience, you’ll also have the chance to celebrate with colleagues at award ceremonies, hear from inspiring speakers, and interact with trend-setting exhibitors–all the features for which ALA conferences are known.

Advance registration rates end Tuesday, November 30, so register today. LibLearnX is available exclusively to ALA members.

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

(via Ariana Varela, University of Southern California)

Registration is still open for the Library Juice Academy course “Online Instructional Delivery”. It will take place from Monday, December 6, to Sunday, January 2. The instructor is Mimi O’Malley, learning technology translation strategist at Spalding University. A description of the course follows.

Most online courses begin as an alternative delivery format to the face-to-face course. Teaching an online course differs from teaching in a physical classroom, however. This four-week course walks participants through the instructional delivery and facilitation of an online course. The course pays attention to instructor social presence and feedback. This course delves into online instructor strategies for pacing online students on task and remedying student misbehavior in the online classroom. A companion course for participants who have taken the “Online Instructional Design” course.

To register for this course, please go here. The cost is $200.00. This course is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs.

For a list of all of the courses offered this December, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The editors of Library Journal need your help identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Movers & Shakers profiles up-and-coming, innovative, creative individuals from around the world-both great leaders and behind-the-scenes contributors-who are providing inspiration and model programs for others, including programs developed this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From librarians and non-degreed library workers to publishers, vendors, coders, entrepreneurs, reviewers, and others who impact the library field, Movers & Shakers 2022 will celebrate those people who are moving all types of libraries ahead.

Submissions will close on Monday, December 6. To nominate someone, please go here.

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