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Archive for 2019

(via Mary Huismann, St. Olaf College)

The annual Nancy B. Olson Award, which OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.) sponsors, recognizes and honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging.

Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:

  • Furthering the goals of standardization of AV and/or electronic resource cataloging, including MARC coding and tagging;
  • Interpreting AV and/or electronic resource cataloging rules and developing policies on organization for these materials on the national and/or international levels;
  • Promoting the understanding of AV and/or electronic
  • resource cataloging, coding, and data exchange for professionals unfamiliar with these materials and processes.

Nominees may be OLAC members, but OLAC membership is not required. The nomination must be accompanied by a statement that provides supporting evidence for the nominee’s qualifications. The nominations and statement(s) must be dated no later than December 31, 2019.

The winner will be selected at ALA Midwinter 2020. The award will be presented at ALA Annual 2020.

Please send nominations and any supporting documentation to:

Mary Huismann

OLAC Past President

Nancy B. Olson Awards Committee Chair

Mary Huismann

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via RAILS)

An upcoming issue of the ILA Reporter will feature an article about “unplugged libraries” – libraries with activities and spaces that don’t require technology. This could include (but is not limited to) “mindfulness” programs, like yoga or meditation; arts & crafts; or a dedicated quiet space in your library for stress reduction or sensory issues.

All who are willing to share their experiences with unplugged libraries are welcome to respond to this survey. Rural and academic libraries are specifically sought, as well as libraries beyond the major Chicago area. Please contact Kim Tipton if you have any questions. The deadline to submit responses is Saturday, February 1.

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

(via RAILS)

RAILS needs you! Do you like sharing how awesome your library is? Do you need new ways to do that? Would you like to help RAILS help libraries to tell their own wonderful stories? We need you to learn more about the My Library Is… campaign and website so you can help your library and other libraries tell your stories more effectively!

Learn more about being a My Library Is… Champion, including what type of content can be shared on the My Library Is… website, how to post to the site, and how to promote the campaign to others. Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.

This webinar is open to anyone who wants to participate and learn how to get the most from the site. Please register here. Look for this symbol throughout issues of the RAILS E-News for items supporting the My Library Is… campaign.

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

(via LLAMA)

Libraries are public places open to all. Unfortunately, in today’s society this means library leaders and their communications and marketing teams need to be prepared to react to violence and other disruptive events in their libraries. In a 24-hour news cycle world, it is essential that crisis communications be managed quickly and effectively during and in the aftermath of a crisis.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Message Dissemination During a Crisis: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library Shooting,” on Wednesday, January 22, at 1:30-3:00 pm CT. In this webinar, Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library, will provide an overview of a shooting incident that took place at CML’s Main Library and how he executed his crisis communications plan. He’ll share practical strategies that will help libraries implement a plan and navigate the complexities of message dissemination during a crisis.

Participants will learn:

* What to communicate to patrons and the community during a crisis
* Why it is important to develop a crisis communication plan before it’s needed
* Strategies developing the plan
* How to identify the most important communication channels and when to use them

This webinar addresses several of LLAMA’s Foundational Leadership Competencies including: Communication skills, marketing and advocacy

Who Should Attend: Library leaders and communications and marketing staff

Our Presenter: Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio,

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199;

Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online.

To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software which may require a small download.

Questions about this webinar: contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.

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

(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

The next RAILS Member Update is Thursday, January 16, from 10 AM to 12:00 PM. All staff at all RAILS libraries are invited to attend at an available videoconference location or via Zoom. (Choose Zoom as your location when you register in L2, and you will receive an email with instructions for joining the update.)

You’ll learn more about:

  • RAILS’ efforts to help the unserved in Illinois and Joliet Public Library’s efforts to establish Little Free Libraries in unserved areas
  • Our proposal to offer statewide database access to all system members
  • An update on RAILS’ census activities and Waukegan Public Library’s census activities through a RAILS partnership grant
  • An update on our My Library Is… campaign, including details about a new video all libraries can use to show why libraries are still needed in the internet age
  • An update on our grant project to recreate L2 (librarylearning.info)
  • Information on new RAILS discounts and group purchase offers
  • An update on our Explore More Illinois cultural pass program

Attendees will have an opportunity to share the latest news from their libraries as well. Don’t miss out; register today.

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

(via Susan Schreiner, Grays Harbor College)

Want to help someone new to the profession, or more experienced but seeking your wisdom? Sign up to be a mentor!

The University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing its “On-the-Fly” Mentoring Service, which allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a 20-minute session, on a drop-in basis. We need experienced librarians to help those new to the profession, or looking for career advice.

Based in the Placement Center at the Philadelphia Convention Center, the service is available during these windows of time:

Saturday, January 25:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday, January 26:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

At Midwinter 2019, we had a great turnout of people wanting to be mentored but only a few mentors. Please consider sharing your time and expertise!

Mentors, please sign up here today.

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

Call for Nominations: Beta Phi Mu Award (Deadline February 3)

(via Emily Bergman)

The American Library Association and the jury for the Beta Phi Mu encourages you to submit nominations for someone who deserves to be known for their work in education for librarianship. The award consists of $1,000 and a 24k gold framed citation of achievement.  This annual award is for a library school faculty member or an individual. Self nominations are welcome. To submit your nomination you’ll need a statement indicating this nominee’s distinguished contributions to education, indicating why the candidate is worthy of the Beta Phi Mu Award. Supporting evidence or testimonials are also welcome.

More details are available here.

Deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Laureen Cantwell, Colorado Mesa University)

As you may or may not be aware, the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (“the Standards”) was replaced by the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (“the Framework”) in 2015.

This means that the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing, established in 2013, is in need of revision to align with the Framework.

Our intended audience is librarians, especially those connected with information literacy (IL) instruction for Nursing and the Health Sciences. We are seeking information on how you’ve been using the ACRL Framework thus far in instructional sessions/contexts for Nursing and the Health Sciences. We are also capturing information on instructional technologies as connected to this topic and whether you would be interested in seeing the draft of the Framework for IL in Higher Ed in Nursing when it’s ready.

Prospective participants can access the survey through this link.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme — Many Libraries, One State — We Are ILA — focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

*   Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
*   How did you navigate the planning phase?
*   What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
*   What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
*   How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
*   How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2020. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.

New This Year – Paired Programming!

Want to go beyond the conceptual overview of your initiative and share more of the skills you learned? Please consider submitting paired programming. These extended programs allow you to present the topic in the first session and then follow-up with a hands-on workshop where those interested in digging deeper into the topic can gain practice with the skills themselves. Each paired program should be submitted as an individual proposal; there will be a field to identify the paired program.

Submit a program proposal here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Caroline Sinkinson, University of Colorado Boulder)

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian? If yes, consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian! If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself. The nomination form is here.

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee wants to highlight excellent teaching librarians. Several times during the year, the committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. This feature provides a way to showcase amazing teaching librarians on the ACRL Instruction Section website and share their best teaching practices with others in the field. Consider nominating yourself or someone you think is amazing!

Nominations are due by Saturday, January 25.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | No Comments »