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(via Chantelle Swaren, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

The 2022 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (SEDLS) will take place from Wednesday, October 12, to Friday, October 14, online via Zoom and Discord–and the program is posted and registration is open!

PROGRAM: Available here.

REGISTRATION: Register here.


  • General Registration – $20.00 (USD)–includes access to attend all short talks and poster sessions.
    • Short talks and poster sessions details (dates/times, titles, instructors, abstracts) are on the SEDLS 2022 Program page (see link above).
  • Workshops – $5.00 (USD) per workshop–additional fee for each workshop selected.
    • Workshop details (dates/times, titles, instructors, abstracts) are on the SEDLS 2022 Program page (see link above).

SCHOLARSHIPS: We have scholarships covering the cost of general registration ($20.00 USD) available for attendees who otherwise would be unable to attend. While these are limited, send us an e-mail at se.datalibrarian@gmail.com and let us know what you need (note: you don’t have to justify that need–we don’t need to know your personal circumstances).

ACCESSIBILITY: We understand that videoconferencing is not optimized for universal design and accessibility. Please contact the conference organizers at se.datalibrarian@gmail.com as soon as possible if you anticipate wanting accessibility support, so that we can design an approach that fits as much of our community as possible.

QUESTIONS? Direct them to se.datalibrarian@gmail.com. See the SEDLS 2022 website for continued updates and information about the symposium. Follow @SEDataLibrarian on Twitter.

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(via Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Are you struggling with hiring library staff because of budget or lack of applicants? Have librarians at your workplace retired but not been replaced? Is your library one of the many trying to hire an electronic resources librarian but having no luck? Do you feel you are doing more because of these shortages? How has your campus or library leadership provided support in these times of staffing shortages? Let’s talk about it!

Join the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group for a First Friday Forum conversation “Staffing Shortages Solutions & Successes” on Friday, October 7, at 11:00 AM CDT. Bring your thoughts, challenges, tips, tricks, innovations and solutions. Librarians learn and improve when we share. We would especially like to hear from library deans or those who hire librarians to share your perspectives on this topic.

Everyone is welcome–no registration and no membership required. Zoom information below. These sessions are not recorded.

Join Zoom Meeting here.
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Also, save the date for the Festive First Friday Forum Finale for 2022 on Friday, December 2. Our feel-good topic will be “Stories of Positivity & Success in 2022”. We encourage your amazing stories about students, faculty, librarianship, and one another. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon.

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

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

Registration is now open for the Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) Medical History Symposium. It will take place online Thursday, October 6, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Speaker topics range from “Anorexia in the Archives” to “Notes of Anesthesiology History”.

CAMA is marking 20 years. Member updates and networking will follow the presentations.

To see the full list of speakers and topics, and to register, go here. Please direct any questions to Kelly Reiss, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, at kelly.reiss@rosalindfranklin.edu.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum, or SANP, is seeking emerging and experienced library professionals to present for the Career Pathway Talk Series. The series will be held every two months between January 2023 and May 2023, at 12:00 PM CDT, as part of the ILA Noon Network Series.

Individuals who have worked or are currently working in public, academic, special, and/or school libraries, as well as archives are invited to share your story and tips in pivoting your library and archive career. A detailed schedule of the webinar series is below.

If you are interested in being panelist, you must complete a panelist form by Saturday, October 1, 2022. Additional information is available on the ILA website. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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

Join NNLM Region 3 for the October edition of Health Bytes on Wednesday, October 12, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. The topic is “Farming for Public Health: Thinking Upstream”. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Approximately 50 million pounds of pesticides are applied to corn and beans in Iowa annually. As troubles of escalating pesticide use in Iowa and the Midwest are becoming more visible (weed resistance, pesticide drift, crop damage, etc.), there is a paucity of easily accessible informational resources for Iowans about the environmental and public health impacts of pesticides in our state. Furthermore, the system of agriculture that relies so heavily on synthetic chemical inputs has many other implications on ecological sustainability that ultimately impact human health. This presentation will help attendees think critically about the downstream implications of current agricultural practices in the Midwest and their impacts on human and environmental health.

Speaker Information: Audrey Tran Lam

Audrey manages the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education’s environmental health initiatives, working where human health and environmental sustainability meet. She oversees two statewide public health education initiatives; Good Neighbor Iowa (focused on elimination of cosmetic herbicide application in public spaces to protect child health, pollinator habitat, and urban water quality), and Farming for Public Health (a program that elevates organic regenerative agriculture as an upstream, land-based solution to the cascading environmental health issues stemming from industrial agriculture). In addition, Audrey also facilitates the Pesticides & Public Health Working Group. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health (concentrating in occupational and environmental health) from the University of Iowa, and a Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Audrey currently serves on the boards of the Heartland Health Research Alliance, the Pesticide Action Network, and the Iowa Rural Health Association.

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

This class is approved for 1 hour of CHES Continuing Education Credit and 1 hour of MLA CE Credit.

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(via Jennifer Chaput, University of Connecticut)

The Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming virtual summit on March 28-30 (Tuesday-Thursday), 2023. The RDAP Summit occurs as an affordable conference for research data support practitioners. The program includes keynotes, lightning talks, posters, and presentations. We will offer conference workshops for a small additional fee on Monday, March 27, 2023.

This year’s theme is “Building on Experience: Centering Communities in Data Creation and Access”. We encourage proposals that explore how you engage with and build communities in your data environment, how you have expanded on past successes, and how you are making data accessible for a wider range of communities.

RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue with our partner, the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB). Registration is free for speakers.

The proposal deadline is Friday, November 4. Decisions will be sent on Monday, November 28.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here. Direct any questions to the Conference Committee Chairs, at rdapsummit@rdapassociation.org.

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

This is a reminder that registration is open for the October Online with the CMC webinar, “Getting to Know You: Special Collections in Your Library”. It will take place on Thursday, October 13, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

What exactly is a special collection? How are they cataloged? Join Barbera Scoby as she discusses special collections cataloging with examples from Lincoln, Dixon, and Sallie Logan public libraries.

For additional information, and to register, please go here. Please note that Online with the CMC webinars now take place the second Thursday, instead of the third Thursday, of each month. The time remains 10:00-11:00 AM CDT. Even if you cannot attend the live webinar, you are still encouraged to register, since all registrants receive the recording link afterwards.

Please 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.

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(via Beth Ashmore, North Carolina State University)

The Library Accessibility Alliance Training Committee invites you to join us for the upcoming webinar “Disability Access and Climate in Libraries”. It will take place on Thursday, September 29, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

This webinar will expand participants’ awareness of disability, learn to promote accessibility, and consider how to contribute to a positive climate through their beliefs, behaviors, and communications. The speaker is Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Strategist and Librarian for Disability Studies at University of Michigan Library.

To register, please visit here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information about the Library Accessibility Alliance, please visit here.

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(via Dr. Clara Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at Mortenson Center, UIUC Library)

This week, the Libraries, Literatures, and Literacies Minitalks series has the theme of “Libraries and Crisis”. On Saturday, September 24, from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT, join us for the webinar “Out of crisis, change: How ALA and you can change the world”. The presenter is Emily Drabinski, 2023-24 ALA President.

If this is your first minitalk, you will need to register (it’s free) here. The link you receive will work all fall semester.

Now in our eighth semester, the Libraries, Literatures, and Literacies Minitalks are hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences, in partnership with the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at UIUC. To see our past and future events, please go here.

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(via Laurie Neuerburg, University of Iowa)

We look forward to seeing you online for Virtual STELLA 2022 on Friday, October 21!  Since this is an Unconference, you drive the agenda and the choice of discussion topics. In order for your voice to be heard, there are a few things for you to do leading up to Oct 21.

Here is timeline of important upcoming dates leading up to the Unconference.

Sept 19-30:  Register for STELLA! 2022 and then add your topics of interest to the google sheet for possible discussion sessions. The link to the Topics Suggestion Spreadsheet will be included on the registration confirmation receipt page. If you are interested in giving a lightning talk during lunch, please indicate your topic on the form.

After the registration period, we will send all registrants a confirmation email with a link for you to VOTE on the topics you are interested in discussing.

Oct 7: Commence voting on your favorite topics.

Oct 10-14: Sign up for the discussion room of your choice for each session.

For more information, including the link to registration, and to view the full Unconference schedule as it becomes available, please go here.

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