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Archive for 2023

(via Carmen Byg, OCLC)

OCLC is excited to announce the 2023 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (RSC23), a series of free virtual events from March into June. The program committee, consisting of members from the ILL community and OCLC staff, is particularly interested in creating a program series around topics, including:

  • Configuring and integrating systems
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Lending electronic materials
  • Among others – please see a full list on the proposal form that’s linked below

Submit a Proposal

We need your help. Please consider sharing your insights and expertise with your fellow ILL professionals by submitting a presentation proposal using the form that’s linked below.

The program committee will accept proposals for:

  • Full presentations*
  • Panel presentations*
  • Lightning sessions (20 minutes)
  • Workshops (interactive, technical)

*60 minutes of content followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and discussion

Submit your proposal here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, February 3. Please contact Carmen Byg, Community Manager, at bygc@oclc.org (subject line “RSC23 proposals”) if you have questions.

Need more time? You can “file for an extension” by sending Carmen Byg an e-mail with the topic you are considering and a few bullet points with details. Then, please submit the full proposal by end-of-day on Wednesday, February 8.

The RSC23 Program Committee and your OCLC Resource Sharing Team look forward to receiving your RSC23 presentation proposal.

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

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

Registration is open for the NNLM webinar “NNLM Grants and Proposal Writing”. It will take place on Thursday, February 9, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Designed for the beginning grant proposal writer interested in NNLM funding, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the NNLM grant writing process will be addressed, including the following.

  • Documenting the need
  • Identifying the target population
  • Writing measurable objectives
  • Developing a work plan
  • An evaluation plan
  • A dissemination plan

Funding is available through the NNLM regions, including Region 6, which contains Illinois. See here for additional details.

This class is worth 1.00 CE.

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

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

(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Past President)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It will also present Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. IACRL welcomes submissions on all subjects relevant to Illinois academic and research libraries.

The criteria for submissions, along with the process for choosing winners, are below. ​The deadline for submitting a scholarly work is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, February 10. Please send your submission to Emily Gilbert, IACRL Awards Committee Chair, at emilygil@uic.edu. If possible, send a link to the scholarly work; otherwise, submit it as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word. If the work does not already contain an abstract or summary, please include one in the e-mail (a paragraph would suffice).

Once the Awards Committee has received the submissions and confirmed that they meet the criteria, voting will take place via electronic ballot in February or March. Voting will last for 30 days. The Awards Committee will then announce the winners, and those individuals will have the opportunity to present their work in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Gilbert at emilygil@uic.edu. Thank you very much.


  • ​must be a current employee, full-time or part-time, of an Illinois academic or research library (all staff eligible, regardless of level of education, including whether or not individual possess a master’s degree in library science)
  • membership in ILA and IACRL not required, as long as affiliated with an Illinois academic or research library or organization

Rules for Submissions

  • ​only one submission allowed per entrant
    • publications for which one is a co-author (as opposed to a solo author) are acceptable, as long as the nominee played a substantial role in researching, writing, and revising the publication
    • it is acceptable if the co-author(s) are not Illinois-based, or if they are in Illinois but work in a field other than librarianship, as long as the actual nominee meets the award criteria
  • each submission must be a single scholarly work, not a series of publications or a full “body” of work (it is acceptable if the submission is a stand-alone work in a larger series or body of research, however)
  • publication or other scholarly communication must have appeared between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.
  • no rules for word count (either minimum or maximum), as long as the submission meets the criteria
  • publication may take the form of a book chapter, journal article, blog post, or other form of scholarly communication
  • presentations at conferences, symposia, or other events are acceptable, as long as they take the form of a written report or overview, in addition to just an oral presentation or poster
  • pre-publication work acceptable, as long as nominee plans to submit a final version for inclusion in a scholarly journal, monograph, blog, or other means of communication

Process and Criteria for Choosing Winners

  • ​​no limit on the number of entrants; if necessary, will limit number of choices on ballot, to make voting manageable
  • ​voting open to all Illinois academic and research librarians (ballot distributed via IACRL listserv) and will last 30 days
  • ​ballot will include links to scholarly publications, along with an abstract or summary for each one
  • ​ballot will include the following specific criteria for voters to use when selecting the best submission:

organization and content of submission (Is it divided into separate sections for the introduction, research question, methodology, results, conclusions, etc.? Do the initial question, the methods for data collection and analysis, and the findings demonstrate a thorough and accurate research process? Are any graphs, tables, or other visual representations clearly related to the information in the text? Does the abstract clearly summarize the main points?)

clarity of writing and relevance of sources (Is the information in the submission easy for someone unfamiliar with the topic to understand? Are any technical terms or concepts clearly explained, including in visual representations, as one would expect in a scholarly publication? Are the sources that are cited or listed professional works providing context for the research?)

relevance to Illinois libraries (Is this a study you could see recreating at your own library, at least on a certain scale? Could you apply the conclusions of the research to daily operations at your own library, such as improving an existing service or adding a new one? Is this a scholarly publication you would recommend to a colleague?)

  • ​​voters will select one submission; submissions with the three highest vote totals (including ties, if necessary) will be declared winners
  • award will recognize at least three individuals, with first-place, second-place, and third-place recipients (ties for each place are acceptable)
  • winners will have option of presenting their work in a webinar, or having their work be the focus of discussion at a meeting of the IACRL Journal Club
Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Join the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group for this First Friday Forum conversation on Friday, February 3, starting at 11:00 AM CDT.

Communicating Evidence-Based Practice: Using Standards to Find Common Ground

Have you faced challenges in providing appropriate library support for Evidence-Based Practice instruction? While EBP is a key concept in many areas of health sciences education, approaches to teaching, understanding, and applying it can vary between different health professions and institutions.

In this ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group First Friday Forum, guest speaker Caitlin Plovnick will provide a brief overview of some of the accreditation standards and program objectives that describe EBP in different health professions. Caitlin Plovnick is the Lead for Education and Curriculum Integration at NYU Health Sciences Library, where she provides oversight and coordination for the library’s support of health professions education across the undergraduate-graduate medical education continuum. She has encountered many different approaches to EBP and looks forward to sorting through them together in this First Friday Forum!

Come share your experiences with developing library instruction for EBP and hear how others have approached different standards and objectives for EBP.  We will look at how EBP standards can inform intentional and focused instruction programs but can also complicate expectations. We will share strategies for navigating different standards and addressing communication challenges.

Everyone is welcome–no registration and no membership required.

Zoom link

Passcode: HSIGFFF

To get started in thinking about how different standards describe EBP, here are a few examples we will be looking at:

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

(via the ACRL EBBS Research Committee)

The ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee invites proposals for presentations at their virtual research forum, to be held online in early May 2023. Our charge is to investigate and propose ways for education and behavioral science librarians to share ideas about new directions in education and behavioral science librarianship, research in progress or recently completed, and other current topics of interest.

The Research Forum encourages and supports researchers of all levels and offers an opportunity to present research that is currently underway through a 10-minute lightning talk format. Presenters will share their work in a peer-reviewed venue and receive feedback from the ACRL community. Lightning talks are selected via a competitive, open peer review process. Those who are not selected will receive formative feedback from the EBSS Research Committee.

Proposals are due Monday, March 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CDT. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of March 27.

Proposal Submission Instructions

Please submit your proposal via Google Forms.

Proposals will be evaluated via rubric by the extent to which they address the following five elements. Upon reviewing your proposal, the EBSS Research Committee will follow-up with any questions.

Please e-mail Jylisa Kenyon (Chair, EBSS Research Committee) at jylisadoney@uidaho.edu with any questions.

Do you have questions about the kinds of topics/presentations we’ve had in the past? Take a look at our previous EBSS Research Forum presentations!

  1. Research Design & Analysis: An excellent proposal clearly describes the research questions, objectives, methodology, and results/findings. It also utilizes project design/methodology that is appropriate to the stated research question(s) and objectives and demonstrates evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis (i.e., results/findings).
  2. Relevance & Value: An excellent proposal clearly articulates the relevance and value of the research project to academic librarians in an education, behavioral, or social sciences subject area; or its broad appeal to academic librarians in general.
  3. Innovation & Originality: An excellent proposal clearly describes how the research project explores a different avenue, utilizes a different lens (e.g. population, time frame, type of organization/institution), etc. It also discusses how this research project is new or different from the current literature and how it fits within and expands upon the research or projects that came before.
  4. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lens: An excellent proposal clearly explains how the research project relates to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) and/or provides evidence of how the research affects diverse communities. If the research is not specific to EDI, the proposal acknowledges the implications of the project’s limited perspective or scope in this regard.
  5. Project Status/Timeline:  The proposal clearly identifies which stages of the project have been completed and estimates a timeline for the remainder of the project.
    • Stages include: 1) Identifying the research problem, 2) Reviewing the literature, 3) Selecting research questions and objectives, 4) Choosing the study design/methodology, 5) Collecting data, 6) Analyzing the results/findings, 7) Research project complete.
    • NOTE: Research can be in progress at the time of proposal submission, but some results/findings must be available by the presentation date. Research that has been accepted for publication or previously published within one year of the Research Forum date will also be considered.
Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The ILA Awards Committee is excited to announce that nominations for the 2023 ILA awards are now being accepted here!

ILA awards recognize excellence in librarianship and library services in Illinois. The time has come to recognize colleagues, friends, managers, mentors, mentees, or anyone else who exemplifies leadership and/or dedication to their library and fellow librarians.

Please consider resubmitting a nomination for this year if you submitted one in 2021 or 2022 and your nominee did not receive an award.

The complete list of awards is available on the ILA website. The submission deadline for all awards is Monday, May 15.

If you have any questions about award nominations, or if you would like to resubmit a previous nomination, please contact Tamara Jenkins at tjenkins@ila.org, subject line “2023 ILA Awards”.

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

(via CARLI)

CARLI is offering a final round of the Illinois SCOERs Sub-grants for the Creation of Open Educational Resources, made possible from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education.

CARLI seeks grant proposals for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) for courses in any subject that have a high enrollment, high textbook costs, are taught multiple times a year, or that focus on some aspect of “The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan”. We seek pedagogically-innovative projects to create ancillary materials to accompany open textbooks that you may already be using in your classes or that you are planning to adapt or create for your course. These OER will implement high-impact, culturally-relevant and -inclusive, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs and facilitate creative pedagogy.

New in Round 3

  • Not sure about the 3D printing assignment? Check a box and the CARLI team will develop a 3D printing assignment for your class.
  • You can apply for the grant to create OER in ANY subject area
  • You can apply to create ancillary materials for an existing OER
  • Applicants can apply for up to $75,000
  • Round 1 and Round 2 awardees may apply for up to $15,000 in additional funds to help complete their project or create additional ancillary material

CARLI will award a minimum of 5 grants in Round 3. Each applicant team may request up to $75,000.

CARLI holds weekly Office Hours on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT to answer any questions regarding Open Educational Resources and the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants. Connection information can be found on the CARLI Calendar.

The application is available here.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM CDT. E-mail your application to Open Illinois Senior Coordinator Dr. Michele Leigh, at mleigh@uillinois.edu.

If you would like to meet or find others who would be interested in collaborating on creating an OER, please join the IL SCOERs SLACK that was created for this purpose.

Visit the Illinois SCOERs project web site for more information.

You can also join the Illinois SCOERs email list.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Dr. José Aguiñaga, San Jose State University)

I’m conducting a study on what level academic libraries have modified their services during the pandemic. If you are an academic librarian who has discussed, engaged, or created modified academic library services since March 2020, I would appreciate your anonymous participation in the study’s survey, which is mostly multiple-choice questions and takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

The survey should be completed by Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Thanks in advance for your participation!

Please access the anonymous Qualtrics survey link here.

Participation in this survey is anonymous and voluntary. San José State University IRB has determined this research exempt from IRB oversight. Additional information can be found at the beginning of the survey.

Posted in Surveys | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Please join the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library for a virtual panel discussion. Titled “Finding Your People: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Documenting Black Families in Special Collections and Archives”, the discussion will take place on Thursday, February 9, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM CDT.

The Black family, its structure, representation, and characteristics seem to be a near-constant topic of question and conjecture in our society. What role do archives play in these discussions and our understanding of the Black family?

This panel discussion will bring together faculty researchers and archival practitioners to discuss the representation of Black families in the archive, the history, and impact of collecting, examine where we are at this current moment, and what the future of Black family collections might look like.

This virtual event is co-sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage at Rare Book School.

Register here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Region 6)

Region 6 is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for Year 3 of our cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Funding is up to $15,000 per award and application is open through Friday, March 31.

The Health Information Outreach Award is to improve health literacy and increase health equity through engagement and training for health information. The award can be used to support:

  • Instructional design and training of evidence-based health resources and information for workforce development
  • Public or consumer outreach and engagement for awareness, evaluation, use, and understanding of credible health information including MedlinePlus or PubMed but not limited to the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine resources
  • Online health information access and digital literacy skills training.

Learn more and apply here! If you would like to discuss your project before submitting a proposal, please contact Darlene Kaskie, at darlene-kaskie@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, NNLM Region 6 | No Comments »