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Archive for 2019

(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

Theme: Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability
The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) is now accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, 17, 2020 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the beautiful North Carolina State University campus. Proposals should fall into three categories:

o    Presentations: 25 or 50 minutes
o    Panel Discussions: 50 minutes
o    Roundtables: 25 minutes

We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators as well as institutions and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re hoping to create a program that provides development opportunities for both novices and advanced open education practitioners.

Some proposal topic ideas that might be of interest include:

o    Adoption and creation of resources
o    Publishing Platforms
o     Best Practices and Impact of Open Education
o    Creative Commons, Copyright, and Other Licensing
o    Marketing and Advocacy
o    Pedagogy & Student Success, including K-12 Highlights
o    Instructional Design Strategies for OER
o    Trends & Innovation
o    OER in Community Colleges
o    Tenure, promotion, and OER
o    OER Community Building
o    Assessment
o    Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education
o    Crowd Sourcing OER Projects
o    OER Research
o    Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, and OER on Campus
o    OER Basics: Tips for New Programs
o    Student Engagement in OER Advocacy
o    Accessibility of OER

OESS is committed to highlighting a variety of voices and experiences. First time presenters are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submission Details:

  • The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. The submission form can be found on our event website under the Call for Proposals page.
  • Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included). Social media summaries are shortened abstracts which will fit into a single tweet on Twitter.
  • Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of open education and open pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use the Open Education Southern Symposium’s 2020 Proposal Reviewing Procedures document to guide their evaluation of submissions.
  • The program committee will deliver decisions by March 30, 2020.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline the invitation to present by April 17, 2020.
  • All presenters will be required to register for the symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas (sjpierc@uark.edu) or the Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee, at openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com.

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(via Megan Ortegon, American Library Association)

Registration for NLLD 2020 is now open here.

When library advocates gather to share their experiences, collaborate to overcome common obstacles, and strive to elevate their skill sets, valuable learning and growth are bound to happen. Here’s hoping you’re planning to join us in May: ALA opens registration for 2020 National Library Legislative Day

If you have any questions, please contact me at NLLD@alawash.org. The deadline to register is March 31, and participation is limited to 400 people.

Advocate leaders across ALA are sharing why they plan to attend. Check out what they have to say:
Sharon Kay Edwards on Twitter
Janet T. O’Keefe on Twitter
K.G. Schneider on Twitter
Ray Ray Pun on Twitter
Eileen Palmer on Twitter

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(via Sheryl Reyes, American Library Association)

The application for the 2020 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 2-6, 2020 at the Hilton Oak Brook/Chicago Conference Center and Resort, Oak Brook, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through March 9, 2020. ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and Library and Leadership Consultant Kathryn Deiss will return to facilitate a four-day immersive leadership development program for mid-career librarians.

Now in its eighth year, the Institute has earned a reputation as a transformative program for leadership development in the library community.  Selected future library leaders gather to develop and implement leadership skills in areas critical to the future of their libraries. Through reflective and active learning, participants delve into leadership practices, concepts, and frameworks, shape their own sustainable leadership vision and ethos, and build a professional learning community and network. With content based on real-world cases and nuanced situations, participants explore topics related to the greatest challenges of leading in an uncertain future.

Year after year in post-participation evaluations, the majority of attendees give the ALA Leadership Institute the top rating possible, with descriptions such as “by far, the best professional development I have attended in 15 years.” Many also praise the particular benefits of learning and discussing with peers.  One past participant noted, “I found strength in the larger fellowship discussions at the institute – that no matter the focus of that particular person’s library profession – academic, public, school, special – the leadership skills needed were the same.” Visit the Leadership Institute website for more information and testimonials.

You can find the application here.  Please note that applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer. Participation includes a free one-year membership in LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association).  As noted, all applications must be received no later than March 9, 2020.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Free IACRL Webinar

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty

Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of ‘open,’ librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

Register here. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, 2019-2020 IACRL President, at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University of America)

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2020 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium opens on December 17, 2019. The Symposium will take place on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

This is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information professions for a day of sharing and collaboration. Details of the program are available here.

Past symposia sold out quickly. We anticipate that this one will too. To ensure your seats at the Symposium please use the link below to register at your earliest convenience.

To register, please go here.

***Note: If you cannot access the form from the link, please copy the link to your browser***

You will need to set up an Iris account and create a username and password to register. The fee for attendees is $25.00 which helps us defray expenses of the event. The fee will cover morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea throughout the day. All attendees and presenters must pre-register; no on-site registration will be accepted. Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register.

Please contact the Symposium Planning Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

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(via Sarah Smith, Dean of Libraries at St. Louis Community College)

Join us in 2020 for the Library Instruction Tennessee Conference!

The theme for LIT 2020 is TRANSFORMATION

Friday, June 12, 2020

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee

More information on the Conference is available here.

Call for Proposals – Sent early January 2020, due mid-February

Registration – Spring 2020

Price – Expect a low cost as always!

We are all looking forward to seeing the LIT community again this summer! Please think about and prepare proposals engaging with the theme of TRANSFORMATION. What has been transformative in your practice? What steps have you taken in your transformation? What pedagogies, tools, or practices have you considered (or discarded) on your path? How have you succeeded, or even more transformative, how have you failed?

We’d love to see proposals about:

  • Engagement & Outreach
  • Assessment
  • Pedagogy
  • Andragogy
  • Technology
  • Critical Information Literacy
  • Reflective Practice & Self Care
  • Professional Tips for New Instruction Librarians
  • Hiring, Onboarding, & Management in Instructional Services
  • We are considering hosting roundtables for the first time. Is there something you’d like to discuss informally with a group of peers?

We’ll be in touch in January – in the meantime, happy holidays!

Direct questions to:

Email: libraryinstructiontn@gmail.com

Twitter: @libinstructtn

Facebook: LIT Library Instruction Tennessee

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(via Ann Marshall, Purdue University Fort Wayne)

Do you work with transfer students at your institution, and would you like to share your experiences with fellow librarians? We are seeking a few final proposals for an edited book tentatively titled Transfer Student Success: Advancing Outcomes from the Library, to be published by ALA Editions in Fall 2020.

This edited volume will focus on academic library efforts to engage and support transfer students. The book will be practice-focused, with a firm grounding in the scholarship on transfer students, their use of libraries and information, and libraries’ engagement with them. The three sections of the book as currently planned are as follows:

1.      Welcome to the university: orientation and outreach efforts for new transfer students

2.      Engagement beyond the classroom: co-curricular efforts to engage with transfer students

3.      Building on transfer capital: instruction, information literacy, and research efforts to support student success

We are particularly interested in seeing proposals that fall into the second or third sections outlined above.

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Monday, January 6, 2020.

The submission should include your name, title, affiliation, title of the chapter, and an approximately 250-word proposed description of the work. Collaborative works are encouraged, as well. Chapters should be approximately 8 to 10 pages double-spaced, for a total of between 2,200 to 2,750 words.

Please submit your proposal using this form. We will notify you of the status of your submission by January 17, 2020. If accepted, first drafts would be due April 3, 2020.

If you have colleagues who work with transfer students and who may be interested in submitting a proposal, please feel free to share this email.

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(via Collen Mullally, Pepperdine University)

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort. IRDL is a continuing education program for academic and research librarians designed to prepare novice researchers for careers as librarian-researchers. The Institute takes place at the William H. Hannon Library in Los Angeles, CA.

IRDL provides social science research training during a week-long summer workshop, June 6-14, 2020, followed by a year of support in completing a research project of our scholars’ design. Applications are being accepted now through January 27, 2020.

For more information about IRDL, including program objectives, workshop overview, tuition and fees, and the application process, visit our website.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2019? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter “Library Buildings 2019” article in the March 2020 issue. Submissions should include:

*   At least one high-resolution image of the exterior
*   At least one high-resolution of the interior
*   Name of the architect or architectural firm
*   Type of project; either “Renovation/expansion” or “New building”
*   Total cost
*   Service population
*   Name of the library director
*   2-3 quotes from patrons or users for a “What people are saying” section

Examples from past issues are available on the ILA website. The deadline for submission is January 20, 2020, and submissions should be sent via email to ILA Reporter assistant editor Kendall Harvey, at kharvey@ila.org. We look forward to showcasing your project, large or small, from any type of library!

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(via Tina Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

The 10th annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Tisch Library, Tufts University in Medford, MA.

The conference is an opportunity for librarians working in the social sciences to come together to hear the latest research on social science topics, learn new skills, and network with peers. Registration will open in Spring 2020. Check the SSLBC website for the latest information.

We hope to see you there!

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