HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its 9th annual Online Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 21, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We hope you’ve saved the date! Registration is now open, so please share with anyone at your institution who may be interested!

The program, focused on the theme, “Virtual Realities: The Challenges and Potential of Online Instruction” will feature a morning keynote, morning and afternoon presentations, and a virtual lunch from 12:00 to 12:30 PM during which participants can socialize, network, and talk about instruction with their colleagues from across CARLI. Please join us!

For more information, and to register, please go here. The deadline for registering is Thursday, May 20. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Lauren Carlton, ACRL, on behalf of the ALA Working Group to Finalize and Implement ALA’s Online Code of Conduct)

I’m writing on behalf of the Working Group to Finalize and Implement ALA’s Online Code of Conduct. This standardized Online Code of Conduct will apply to ALA Connect, blogs and websites, social media, and other channels across ALA. This Code of Conduct will replace any existing codes/guidelines we use for our online channels in ACRL.

The goal of this new Code of Conduct is to address incidents in a consistent and transparent manner, replacing the many existing codes and practices currently in place across the association. The Working Group has built the draft for the new Code of Conduct using existing sources within ALA (such as the Spectrum Scholars Guidelines) as well as examples from other groups (including Tor Project, Mozilla, and Geek Feminism). The Group now wants to collect community input in order to clarify and strengthen the Code before finalizing their draft.

Please give feedback in this Google Doc no later than Friday, May 21. Comments may be posted anonymously (if you’re not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you’re signed into a Google account).

The Working Group invites input from any library workers or users of ALA’s online spaces. The group will use this feedback to finalize the new Code of Conduct prior to the ALA Annual Conference, where it expects to be replaced by a standing committee to oversee and implement the Code going forward.

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IACRL Announces Results of 2021 Officer Elections

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The results of the 2021 IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are available. Congratulations to the newly-elected Vice-President/President-Elect, Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College, and the newly-elected Secretary, Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago! Their terms will start on July 1, 2021.

The full announcement, including a breakdown of the vote, is available here. Thank you very much to all of the candidates who ran in this year’s elections, and to the IACRL Nominations Committee.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for three additional CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) Moodle courses. Please see below for additional information.

“Subject Analysis” will take place from Monday, July 12, to Sunday, August 22. Registration is open until Monday, July 5, and the course is capped at 35 students. For a class description, and to register, please go here.

“RDA Book Training” will last from Monday, September 13, to Sunday, October 24. Registration is open through Monday, September 6, and the course is capped at 30 students. For a course description, and to register, please go here.

“RDA for Audio and Video Recordings” will run from Monday November 8, to Sunday, December 19. Registration is open now until Monday, November 1, and the course is capped at 25 students. For a class description, and to register, please go here. It is recommended that students take “RDA Book Training” first.

If you have any questions about current course offerings or ideas for future course topics, please contact Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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

Registration is now open for the 2021 Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA) Conference. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday June 16, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT.

Our keynote speaker is Jolene Miller, AHIP, from the University of Toledo. Jolene will introduce us to reflective practice–a more intentional and structured way to reflect on situations at work – with a focus on coping with change. She will talk about the varied ways to engage in reflective practice and guide us through a brief reflective writing experience and reflective conversation.

The Conference also features quick three-minute presentations to introduce you to the tech (software, apps, gadgets, accessories) that is making our work or personal lives more efficient, more organized, or just more fun. Sign up in advance here to claim one of the limited spots and share your favorite tech.

Registration is free for WHSLA members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students, retirees, and those enduring hardship/furloughs. Not a WHSLA member? Join here for $20 and then register for the conference at no additional cost.

Why attend?

  • network with other health science librarians
  • attend from home or work
  • learn about reflective practice
  • share your favorite tech tool
  • hear what’s going on with MLA

See the full schedule for more details and to register for the conference.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for Illinois Heartland Library System’s new CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) Moodle course, “3D Objects, Kits, and Realia”. This four-week online course will last from Monday, May 24, to Sunday, June 20.

The course provides hands-on cataloging of 3D objects, kits, and realia. Cataloging knowledge and experience is suggested. During the course, students will originally catalog 3D and 2D objects and kits including games, flyers, a bingo set, a postcard, and other challenging items.

Please register in L2 here. Registration is open through Monday, May 17, but enrollment is capped at 30 students, so anyone interested should sign up as soon as possible.

Starting in July, IHLS will again offer its other Moodle courses: “Subject Analysis” (July 12 – August 20), “RDA for Books” (September 13 – October 21), and “RDA for Audio and Video Recordings” (November 8 – December 17). Watch for an upcoming announcement on registration for these events.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Grant Manager at Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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(via Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University)

The OpenCon Cleveland Planning Committee invites you to join us for virtual OpenCon Cleveland 2021 on Thursday, May 13, and Friday, May 14. On Thursday, May 13, there will be asynchronous lightning talk viewing and discussion. Friday, May 14 will be live, and consist of three 45-minute panel discussions and our keynote speaker presentation. More information about our fabulous keynote speaker is below.

The registration deadline is Monday, May 10. Register here.

OpenCon Cleveland is an annual event that celebrates the benefits of open education to student learning. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators are all welcome to attend our virtual conference. This event is free, and, although the format looks a bit different this year, the OpenCon committee has prepared a conference that provides flexibility and engagement opportunities.

This year, we’re making some big changes in light of our move to a two-day virtual conference.

  • Our event begins on Thursday, May 13, when attendees will view lightning talks at their leisure via our Slack channel. Conference attendees are also encouraged to participate in asynchronous discussions via Slack.
  • On Friday, May 14 the conference will shift to synchronous discussion in our three live panel events via Zoom and participants can ask questions of the speakers. A keynote presentation given by Regina Gong will take place at 2:30 PM CDT.
  • Our focus will be on open pedagogy, social justice, and supporting remote learning.

More information on this year’s meeting is available here.

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(via Amber Hayes, American Library Association)

ALA’s Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) invites rural library workers for the inaugural Rural Libraries Summit. During this two-day summit, library workers will have the opportunity to hear new innovative initiatives happening at libraries across the United States, share challenges and successes, and network with peers. Conversations happening at the summit include partnerships with academic libraries as well as tribal libraries, avenues for unique library funding, and more. All summit attendees are encouraged to join these conversations and share resources from their library and communities.

The Rural Libraries Summit is online May 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday), and registration closes Friday, May 21. The summit is free to all attendees but will have a limited capacity, so please save your seat!

Learn more, and register, here. If you have any questions, please e-mail diversity@ala.org.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for the final Online with the CMC webinar of FY 2021, which will take place on Thursday, May 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. The webinar, titled “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or the Directory of Overseas Jobs?”, will discuss what a serial is, cover the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrate the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records.

Register in L2 here. The webinar will be recorded for those who can’t attend the live session.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org. Also, watch for a list of Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2022, once that information becomes available.

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(via Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona)

The publication C&RL (College & Research Libraries) is seeking proposals for a special issue on library instruction and the one-shot. This guest editorial provided context surrounding these conversations, and this special issue will offer a platform to continue the discussion. Agreement, disagreement, and anything in between are welcomed and encouraged.

Goals of this issue include to advance understanding of the pedagogy of one-shots, our relationships with campus, instruction program structures, impact on EDI, and libraries’ own internal functioning. The hope for this issue is to get a variety of perspectives.

Proposal submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics.

  • how one-shots help or hinder our campus-wide instruction efforts
  • how pedagogy is affected by one-shot models, with focus on learning models, educational theory, or critical pedagogy
  • burnout, turnover, and low morale of instruction librarians engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • burnout, turnover, and low morale related to tenure and retention for BIPOC librarians and others from marginalized groups engaged in one-shot-focused teaching
  • one-shots as white supremacy or faux-neutrality
  • the effects of expectations for positivist teaching approaches in one-shots that erase or leave out other ways of knowing (such as Indigenous research practices)
  • how one-shots fit into relational and care work-based instruction programs
  • one-shots’ impact on instruction as feminized labor
  • other labor-related or critical models that speak to the impact of one-shots
  • assessment, measurement, and analytics in terms of the one-shot
  • dreaming and imagination: where do we go, what is ideal? (Submissions in this category can be less formal, and creative or exploratory.)

Approaches to exploring these topics can take multiple approaches, such as theoretical, practical, qualitative, quantitative, philosophical, and other ways of knowing. Manuscripts (~3,000-6,000 words) will go through a peer-review process. C&RL uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. See more on author guidelines here.

Proposals should include the following information.

  • author name(s), contact information, and affiliation
  • tentative title or focus
  • a proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words

Submit proposals through this form by Thursday, July 1. Contact the guest editor, Nicole Pagowsky, with any questions, at nfp@arizona.edu. Also, please contact her if you have expertise in any of these areas and would like to be a peer-reviewer for this special issue, regardless of if you submit a proposal or not.

Please be sure to read the guest editorial that introduces the topic and CFP, and discusses the topic more in depth before submitting. The title of the article is “The Contested One-Shot: Deconstructing Power Structures to Imagine New Futures”. Click here to access it.

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