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Archive for 2022

(via ACRL)

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday), 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and virtually. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. ACRL 2023 will explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

Whether you’re in Pittsburgh or in the comfort of your own home or campus, ACRL 2023 will include opportunities to be inspired by keynote speakers Rebecca Nagel and Heather McGhee, participate in concurrent programs, and connect with colleagues. ACRL 2023 features more than 300 live educational programs including keynote and invited presentations, panel sessions, contributed papers, workshops, lightning talks, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions offering insights and inspiration to enhance your library’s programs and services. Virtual registration includes live streams of the opening and closing keynotes, hybrid programs with live chat, virtual-only presentations, and networking and wellness opportunities. All registrants also receive full virtual Conference access for one year.

Register by the Friday, January 20, 2023, early-bird deadline and save. Group discounts are also available. Complete details on ACRL 2023, including registration information, are available on the Conference website.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join the National Library of Medicine in a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, to learn about NLM’s APIs (application programming interfaces). Titled “Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast”, this webinar is worth 1.00 CE credit.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides millions of people access to health information via its portfolio of products and services. Some people may need to access NLM’s resources in special ways to help support new and innovative projects. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help you access NLM’s data more quickly and efficiently, especially when integrated into a program or script.

This webinar is aimed at librarians and other information professionals who are familiar with NLM’s products and services, but want to explore NLM data in new ways. Students with all levels of technical expertise are welcome, regardless of whether you’ve never heard of APIs before, you’re a new API user who needs a little help, or are an API expert looking for more information about NLM’s API offerings. As long as you’re interested in finding new and improved ways of interacting with NLM’s resources, this webinar is for you!

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NLM account. Create one here.

Posted in Continuing Education, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Join SLA (Special Libraries Association) Illinois for an in-person tour of the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago on Wednesday, December 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM CDT. Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives seeks to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of the LGBTQ* communities in Chicago and the Midwest in order to advance the larger goal of achieving justice and equality.

This event is in-person only. Any library worker from any Illinois library is welcome to register. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants. Learn more and register here.

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(via Wendy Pothier, University of New Hampshire)

The ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group (DBIG) will hold its Fall Virtual Program on Wednesday, November 30, at 12:00 PM CDT. The program is titled “The Badge is Half the Battle: Digital Badging as Training Motivation”, and the presenter is Jennifer Wright. Please see below for more information, including the link to access the webinar. No registration is required.

Program Description: This session will focus on the practical side of implementing and assessing two types of badging programs in a public library. While digital badges and microcredentials have generated much discussion, research and practical advice for library training programs remains minimal. This presentation will outline real-world experiences and findings related to staff training motivation and will discuss honestly the challenges and limitations of badging programs for library staff.

Speaker Bio: Jennifer Wright is the Assistant County Librarian of Public Services with the Spartanburg County Public Libraries (SCPL) in South Carolina. She previously held the title of Director of Planning & Training at SCPL and, prior to moving into public libraries, was the director of a small university library. She holds an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and an MS in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Professional Leadership studies at Converse University in Spartanburg, SC.

This program is relevant to library workers from all library types, academic, public, special, etc. No registration required. Join us here.

Learn more about ACRL DBIG here.

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

(via Sharon Han, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The LOEX Conference Planning Committee  invites Library Fellows & Residents to submit proposals about information literacy and library instruction to the 51st Annual LOEX Conference. The Conference will be held May 11-13 (Thursday-Saturday), 2023 in Harrisburg, PA.

Breakout Session Submissions (Due Monday, November 28, 2022)

  • Successful proposals will showcase effective and innovative library instruction & information literacy practices, provide valuable information that participants can utilize at their libraries, support collaboration, and be applicable to a broad variety of academic institutions.
  • Please see here for further instructions.

Poster Presentation Submissions (Due Monday, January 30, 2023)

  • Successful poster proposals reflect elements of one (or more) of the Conference tracks, should visually convey research in at least one (1) of these areas: reference, library instruction and/or information literacy.
  • Please see here for further instructions.

More information regarding tracks, eligibility, format, submission forms, timeline, selection criteria, and presenter benefits can be found here.

Note: Please reach out to the RIG Programs and Proposals team if you are in need of any proposal support, such as reviewing your proposal or practicing presentations. We are happy to help, as capacity and availability permit. Any questions can be sent to Sharon Han at shrnhan@gmail.com.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

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

Registration is open for the Cataloging Maintenance Center’s next Online with the CMC webinar. Titled “O Brother, Part 2: What to Do With the 024, 028, & 588 Fields for Videocassettes and Kits”, it will take place on Thursday, December 8, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

We’re back with part 2 of talking about the 024, 028, and 588 fields, this time focusing on videocassettes and kits. What in the world is this “other standard identifier” (MARC 024)? How do you code publisher numbers (MARC 028)? And how can the source description help patrons (MARC 588)? Eric McKinney explains.

Please register in L2 here. Direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Grant Manager at Illinois Heartland Library System’s Cataloging Maintenance Center, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org. Also, make certain to check here for additional upcoming training opportunities.

Posted in Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Esther Grassian–University of California, Los Angeles)

The LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) Group’s Web Committee invites you to our next Show & Tell webinar, “Citation Manager Round Table”. It will take place on Wednesday, November 30, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more details, including the link to registration.

Join the Citation Manager Round Table for a quick introduction to different citation managers, followed by a short Q&A.

  • Zotero – Natalie Marquez, University of California, Irvine
  • EndNote Basic – Marcia Henry, California State University, Northridge
  • RefWorks – Mahagnie Morrison, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Mendeley – Emily Reed, Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg
  • Papers – Natalie Marquez, University of California, Irvine

To register, please go here.

Posted in Webinars | No Comments »

Call for HSLI Journal Club Content Selectors

(via Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences)

HSLI members, might you find the time to help decide the selection of suggested articles or media for the HSLI Journal Club’s upcoming discussions? Currently-planned quarterly discussions for 2023 will take place the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM CDT. Those dates are February 16, May 18, August 17, and November 16.

Evaluating and selecting content would involve a one-week window two months prior to the meeting. So, for the upcoming February 16 discussion, the Journal Club will need to finalize the content between Friday, December 9, and Friday, December 16. There are currently approximately eight suggestions to consider.

If you are interested, please contact Peggy Carey, at pcarey@nuhs.edu. Thank you for your consideration.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Journal Clubs, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is open for the NNLM webinar “Telehealth and Health Libraries: The Intersection of Digital Health Partnerships”. Sponsored by Region 2, this webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

This course will provide an overview of the current state of telehealth education within academic and health information settings. The course will apply principles of community-based research to discussions about the support for additional clinical, research and educational services. Resources will be shared to spur the development of programs that leverage the expertise and resources associated with health libraries, academic health centers, and telehealth services.

The course is worth 1.00 CE credit.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

Posted in Continuing Education, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Julie Hornick, Florida Southern College)

Proposals for the LIRT President’s Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 22-27, Thursday-Tuesday, 2023) are currently being accepted. Those received by Thursday, December 1, will receive priority consideration.

Program Title: “Universal design for learning – planning for all learners”

Universal design for learning is an educational framework that optimizes teaching to accommodate all learners through multiple means of representation, expression, and action & engagement. By creating accessible, inclusive learning experiences, libraries of all types can provide more equitable library services and support for learners through intentional, proactive, and reflective practices. In this session, participants will learn how librarians from different library types are incorporating universal design for learning into their instruction, whether in-person and/or online, to help reduce barriers and encourage learning.

Submit a proposal.

Any questions may be directed to Julie Hornick (jhornick@flsouthern.edu), LIRT Conference Program Planning Committee Co-Chair.

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