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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The Science and Technology Section (STS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites you to join us for as many of our free virtual programs in June 2022 as you would like. Information for each of the first three sessions is below, along with registration links, where applicable. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2:00-3:30 PM CDT–“STS Hot Topics Summer Discussion”

Save the date! The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rapid proliferation of scientific output, with the release of many pre-prints, datasets, and scholarly articles, as well as popular articles that discuss them.

The STS Hot Topics committee will host a discussion session to examine changes to scientific publishing and communication during the pandemic. The session will feature speakers and multiple breakout sections to discuss impacts to our own work.

The registration link forthcoming. Look for it on the STS ALA Connect Listserv.

Monday, June 13, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT–“2022 STS Government Information Update”

Join us for the annual STS Government Information Update! This year’s topic is the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy (https://sharing.nih.gov/data-management-and-sharing-policy/about-the-data-management-sharing-policies) that will be implemented in January 2023. The potential impacts of this policy on libraries and library workers will be addressed by our four presenters: Kristin Briney (Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian at Caltech), Lisa Federer (Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine), Taunton Paine (Director of Scientific Data Sharing Policy at NIH), and Robyn Reed (Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Penn State College of Medicine).

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesday, June 14, 12:00-3:00 PM CDT–“2022 STS Annual Program”

This free program will be held virtually and will consist of three (3) parts:

(A) 12:00-1:30 PM CDT–The (Pending) Science Information Literacy Framework: Three panelists will introduce the new (pending) Science Information Literacy Framework: Nikki Rech (Sciences Research and Instruction Librarian at Georgia Southern University, and member of the Task Force that wrote the framework); Aditi Gupta (Engineering & Science Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries); and Anamika Megwalu (Faculty Director of Library Instruction & Assessment at San Jose State University). Then participants will break into small groups to discuss their experiences with and/or to delve deeper into the framework.  Sponsored by the 2022 STS Conference Program Planning Committee.
(B) 1:30-2:00 PM–Networking time
(C) 2:00-3:00 PM–Equitable Practices in Scholarly Communications:  Join Yasmeen Shorish, Head of Scholarly Communications Strategies & Special Advisor to the Dean for Equity Initiatives at James Madison University, for a talk and discussion of equitable practices in scholarly communications.  Sponsored by the STS Professional Development Committee.​

You are welcome to attend any or all parts. Register here. Many thanks to Elsevier for sponsoring the live captioning for this program!

Please contact Bonnie L. Fong (STS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect) at LibrarianBonnieFong@gmail.com if you have any questions about these webinars.

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(via Paul Moffett, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Are you interested in the training, development, and management of student employees? Do you desire conversation, allies, collaborators, ideas, or guidance? Come join the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Library at the Student Employment in Academic Libraries Symposium!

We are trying our hand at bringing together a small virtual community to explore facets of library student employment practices that prioritize student employees and student employee learning. We invite you to submit a proposal for our free inaugural event, to be held virtually October 20-21 (Thursday-Friday). Submissions are open to student employees, also, so please help us get the word out. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 24.

Visit our LibGuide to find all the details about proposal guidelines and dates, and you can direct any questions about the symposium or the proposal process to sealcomm@iupui.edu.

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(via Denise Wetzel, Pennsylvania State University)

I am conducting a survey on the use of apps in the science instruction classroom. Apps for the purposes of this survey are defined as educational applications used on iphone, tablets, or computers that are designed to help learners succeed. Apps mentioned in the survey include, but are not limited to, Flipgrid, Kahoot, Padlet, Aurasma, ArcGIS, Google Docs, and Goosechase. This survey is approved by the Penn State University IRB Review Board (Study ID: STUDY00020168).

You are invited to participate in this research study if you are an academic librarian working in the Unites States and you teach, or have taught, science information-literacy sessions. In particular, if you have used apps within your instructional activities, please consider taking this survey.

The survey link is here. The estimated time to complete this survey is less than 10 minutes across a series of multiple-choice, Likert, and short-answer questions. It will close on Friday, May 27, at 11:00 PM CDT.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or concerns related to this survey, please contact Denise A. Wetzel, at daw5086@psu.edu.

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(via Urban Librarians Unite)

Urban Librarians Unite is seeking speakers for its 2022 Urban Librarians Conference. Themed “What’s Your Spark?”, this year’s event will take place virtually on Friday, September 16. See below for more details.

Using the past few years as a lens to focus on what we value the most, let’s talk about how we can prioritize what gives our work meaning and brings out the spark that motivates us. What’s your spark? What drives you in your library work? Is there value or mission in your work that keeps you going? That you could talk about for an hour with no script, just pure drive? Here’s your chance!

We are looking for speakers to talk about that things they’d *always* rather be working on. Is it a program? Worker advocacy? A tech project? You tell us.

The deadline for speaker applications is Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 PM CDT. To apply, please go here. More details on the 2022 Conference are available here.

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(via Dr. Julie Ann Winkelstein–University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

The ALA SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table) Newsletter is always looking for good articles, essays, and letters to the editor. The next submission deadline is Monday, May 30.

The theme for the June, 2022, issue of the SRRT Newsletter is “poverty and homelessness”. What would you like to share about the work your library has done in addressing poverty and homelessness in your community? What barriers have you encountered? What have you learned?

The SRRT Newsletter invites submissions from library and information workers, students, educators, and all others who recognize the critical importance of libraries in addressing community and social issues. Please send your submissions electronically in one of the following formats: MS Word, RTF, PDF, or plain text pasted into the body of an email. Submissions should be 500 to 1,000 words and should include the article title, author’s name and title, and school or place of work (optional). Graphics are encouraged. If using images that are already on the Internet, the URL of the image and a caption or description may be added to the text of the submission.

Please e-mail original submissions to SRRT Newsletter Co-Editors Julie Winkelstein and Doreen Dixon at jwinkels@utk.edu or srrt.newsletter.content@gmail.com, indicating “SRRT Newsletter” within the subject line of your e-mail. A confirmation of receipt will be sent in a timely manner.

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(via ACRL)

The ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLIC) is pleased to present a free webcast, “Successes and Challenges within OER and DEI”, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 11. The webcast features a virtual panel discussion on open educational resources (OER) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Join the panelists as they share their experiences integrating OER and DEI into their professional work, the successes and challenges they have faced, and what they see as the future of OER and DEI in libraries. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Registration is now open for the Library Juice Academy course “Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy for Academic Librarians​”. It will take place asynchronously online from Monday, June 6, to Sunday, July 3. The cost is $200, and the course is worth either 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs. The course has a limited number of seats. A description follows.

Do you find yourself teaching a lot of one-shots and thinking, “this could be better,” or “I wish I knew more about the students in my classroom”? Curriculum mapping is a tool used to determine where students learn, practice, and master different skills and practices. After going through a curriculum mapping exercise, you can better plan your instruction, make stronger cases for proactive integration of information literacy instruction, and help instructors understand the ways in which you can support their students across the curriculum. Curriculum mapping can turn a series of seemingly disconnected one-shots into a sustainable instruction program. As a result of this course, participants will be able to: explain the process for creating a curriculum map; analyze course descriptions to determine potential information literacy connection; create a curriculum map for one major or program supported; and develop a plan for communicating the curriculum map to the department or program.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

The ALA RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) Legislation & Licensing Committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its spring Discussion Group event on “Licensing & Copyright 101”. The event will be held over Zoom on Monday, May 16,  from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. A recording will be made available following the event.

Featured speakers include the following people.

  • Corey Halaychik (Head of Content Management, University of Texas at Austin) on negotiation tactics and common license terms
  • Michael Rodriguez (Collections Strategist, University of Connecticut) on ebooks, licensing, and interlibrary loan
  • Carla Myers (Associate Professor & Coordinator of Scholarly Communication, Miami University) on the legal basis for licensing and your rights under U.S. copyright law

Registration is completely free for this event! To register, visit here.

If you have any questions, please contact Committee members Sreedevi Satyavolu, Chair, at satyavolu@cua.edu; Debbie Cobb, atmailto:dcobb@southalabama.edu; or Josh Zeller, at joshua.zeller@msj.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is now open for the upcoming ILA Noon Network webinar “Balancing Equity and Freedom in Collection Development Policies”. It will take place on Monday, June 13, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. An overview of the webinar and the link to registration are below.

Safeguarding libraries against censorship during a time where politically charged book challenges aim to suppress the ideas of marginalized communities is paramount. Libraries are considered a “cradle” of democracy. To maintain our commitment to equitable library services, we must interrogate the role that policies play in the selection and removal of library materials.

This webinar will focus on the importance of crafting collection development policies that combat both censorship and collection inequality.

The presentation will discuss the historical role of libraries in fighting against injustice and will highlight findings from current research on collection development policies. The goal is to highlight best practices for crafting policies that align with library core values and the tenets of information freedom.

The presenter, Dr. Andrea Jamison, is an Assistant Professor of Librarianship at Illinois State University. Professor Jamison has more than 17 years of experience working in the field of education and libraries. She speaks internationally on library inclusivity, intellectual freedom, and the interplay of race, power, and privilege in children’s books. Her research involves examining equity issues in library services and the role that libraries play in either perpetuating or mitigating systems of inequity.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

All ILA Noon Network webinars are free to Illinois libraries and recordings will be made available shortly after webinars.

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(via Jennifer Young, East Tennessee State University)

The planners of the 2022 Southeastern Resource Sharing Conference are now accepting program proposals. Presenters are eligible for a discount on Conference registration.

The Conference is currently scheduled as an in-person event and will take place from October 13 to 14 (Thursday to Friday) at the Scarritt Bennett Conference Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The keynote speaker will be Tina Baich.

Come and enjoy classic southern hospitality while (re)connecting with library colleagues from across the Southeast and beyond. Join us in exploring ways to strengthen resource sharing in its many forms among libraries of all types and sizes.

We are seeking session proposals that cover interlibrary loan, document delivery, copyright, open access and education, consortial borrowing, regional and institutional repositories, shared collections, and more. We also encourage proposals that explore connections, collaborations, and crossover topics, including between resource sharing and scholarly communications.

If you have a topic you’d like to share, we encourage you to submit a proposal for a:

  • Poster (size information coming soon)
  • Lightning Talk – 10 minutes
  • Presentation – 40 minutes
  • Panel – 40 minutes (more info. below)

We invite you to propose a panel (including panelists) around a topic of your choice.  Here are a few ideas.

  • Next Generation Resource Sharing (including what we’ve learned from COVID)
  • Controlled Digital Lending
  • E-book Lending
  • Enhancing regional collaboration​

The deadline to submit proposals is now Friday, June 3. Please see the Conference website for additional information as it becomes available.

Direct questions to James Harper, at harperjb@wfu.edu.

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