HSLI Newsletter


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(via Kristina Edwards, University of Connecticut)

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the 2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference has been CANCELED.

Please join us on June 11, 2021 at Manchester Community College for Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Friday, June 12, 2020 Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

Digital Divide is a term that refers to the gap between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. The Digital Divide is a social challenge that has an impact on the culture in every region. Join us for a full exploration of Digital Divide 3.0, its impact on sustainability and retention, and its applications in Information Literacy Instruction.

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(via Kimberly Boyd, Brenau University)

Due to library closures, the Carterette Series Webinar “The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries”, currently scheduled for  Wednesday, March 25, will be postponed until further notice. Thank you so much to everyone who has registered for this presentation. We will contact you once the webinar has been rescheduled.  Everyone stay safe and healthy!
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(via ACRL)

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Whether you are working on campus or supporting your community remotely, ACRL has a variety of easily accessible options for free online professional development to help you build your skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us this week for a series of three free ACRL Presents webcasts covering topics directly related to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for each webcast at the links in the titles and recordings of all of these will be available on our YouTube channel and social media as soon as possible after the live events.

Tuesday, March 17: “Information Literacy at a (Social) Distance: Strategies for Moving Online” – 3:00-4:00 PM Central

Wednesday, March 18: “Pandemic Pedagogy: Resources for Library Instruction at a Distance” – 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central

Friday, March 20: “Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online” – 1:00 2:00 PM Central

Visit ACRL Insider for more details on ACRL resources and make sure to visit the ALA Pandemic Preparedness page for more resources on COVID-19.

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

All staff from all types of RAILS libraries are invited to join us for the March 16, 2020, RAILS Member Update, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This Emergency Member Update is regarding COVID-19 and libraries – what to do when. You can participate at a scheduled videoconference location or via Zoom (choose Zoom as your location when you register and you will receive an email with instructions for joining).

For more information, and to register, go here.

Posted in Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Christine Peterson, Amigos Library Services)

Registration for our Thursday (Amigos) session is full. We now have a repeat session opened for registration on Friday, March 20, at 11:00 AM CDT. Register here. A description of the webinar is below.

“Know and Go: Don’t Stand So Close to Me – Strategies you need right now to respond to COVID-19 in your face-to-face and remote work spaces”

“Should we really cancel this event we’ve spent months planning?” “How do I protect my staff?” While much of the concern about COVID-19 is focused on end consumers of services and goods, it’s time to take a serious look at your most valuable assets – the service providers.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

In honor of our 2020 Annual Conference theme, “Many Libraries, One State (#WeAreILA)”, we want to showcase our members with a weekly photo contest!

Every week we will be accepting photos from ILA members (personal, institutional, and associate). Send us your best photo from an event at your library, your patrons, your staff, anything you think captures your library at its best! ILA staff will select the winners, and the photo will be featured on ILA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and here, in the ILA Alert!

The submission deadline is noon on Thursdays. Photos must be in png or jpg format and include a brief description. Please send photos via email to Tamara Jenkins (include in the subject line “ILA Photo Contest Submission”). One entry per member. Winners will be announced on ILA social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) on Fridays.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

We are gathering information on academic libraries in the United States and the response to COVID-19. We very much appreciate you filling out this form and contributing to our collective understanding of how libraries are responding to the situation of this pandemic.

Please note: We would ask that you only submit information for your own library.

The link to the survey is here. Live results, updated as surveys are submitted, can be found here.

If you have questions, please e-mail Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, at lisalibrarian@gmail.com, and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, at christine.wolff-eisenberg@ithaka.org.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

IACRL has decided to cancel the webinar viewing. It will reschedule the event for later in 2020. More information on the event is below.

Interested in learning more about how to communicate in clear and precise language online, especially through library websites, research guides, and virtual instruction? Want an opportunity to network with academic and research librarian colleagues? Never visited Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library and want to take a tour? Consider attending a viewing of the ACRL webinar “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction” at Founders Memorial Library in Dekalb, IL.

A description of the webinar is below.

“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. The federal plain language guidelines are fully in line with web usability recommendations, and can help streamline and clarify our online teaching. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience without dumbing them down.

Light breakfast refreshments will be served. After the webinar, discuss related issues and concepts with fellow attendees. End your morning with a tour of the NIU Memorial Library.

There is no cost associated with attending the event itself, and it is open to all Illinois academic and research librarians, regardless of whether or not they are members of IACRL.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Registration is now open for the CARLI Instruction Committee sponsored webinar: “ACT UP: Evaluating Sources and Pushing Against Privilege”, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

In this webinar, Dawn Stahura discusses her evaluation method called ACT UP, which goes beyond standard evaluation methods like CRAAP. Because source evaluation is social justice work, it is critical we teach students how to push against privilege in publishing as well as identifying misinformation before sharing it with others. More background information for the webinar is available here.

To register, visit here. This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! The Newsletter editors would love to have your content that addresses:

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.) o Instruction for special populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines.

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 6

Send submissions to: instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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