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

The University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and the Research Caucus of the Medical Library Association (MLA) invite you to a webinar on Thursday, November 17, at 1:00 PM CDT, titled “Potential Pitfalls in Conducting a Research Study”. The webinar will cover some of the common mistakes in writing and preparing a study. The topics included are formulating a question, selecting a study design, conducting a literature review, IRB and contracts, and analyzing results. The presenters are Martha Earl, University of Tennessee; Jonathan Eldredge University of New Mexico; Lindsay Blake, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Caitlin Bakker, University of Regina.

To access the webinar, please go here. Registration is not required.

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(via Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner, formerly of Governors State University)

Please join us for the next ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section) College Science Librarians Virtual Discussion on Thursday, November 17, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. Hear what is happening with colleagues from far and wide, and share strategies that have worked for you in the ever-changing STEM librarianship space. This event will not be recorded.

Our theme for November is “Creating Balance and Managing Expectations: Data, Instruction, & Outreach”! Please join us to discuss all kinds of topics, including the following.

  • Data management (e.g. policy & compliance, especially in light of the new OSTP memo)
  • Data literacy (finding & (re)using data, data visualization, etc.)
  • Instruction (balancing theory & practice; the recent C&RL issue on one-shots)
  • Outreach (e.g. communicating re: aspects of library services that faculty may not realize we offer)
  • New/early career science librarians (or those new to science liaisonship roles)–an ever-popular room!

Register for the Virtual Discussion here.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Helregel (nhelregel@gmail.com) or Elizabeth Sterner (elizabethbetsysterner@gmail.com).

We hope to see you there!

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Please join the ACRL Technical Services Interest Group fall meeting on Monday, November 7, at 1:00 PM CDT. Our topic will be how libraries and archives can use Wikipedia and Wikimedia to share content with a larger and more diverse audience. Our guest speaker is Michael Barera, Assistant Archivist and Digitization Specialist at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Please see Michael’s bio. below.

Michael Barera is the Assistant Archivist and Digitization Specialist at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Prior to this position, he was previously the University and Labor Archivist at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (2019-2022) and the Assistant Archivist at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries (2015-19). He is twice a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA ’12, MSI ’14) and a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Michael has been an active Wikipedian for over 15 years, contributing most actively on the English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. He has created more than 100 new articles on English Wikipedia and uploaded almost 20,000 of his own photographs to Wikimedia Commons. In addition, he has facilitated collaborations with Wikipedia during his tenure with the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries, and during an internship at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.

Are you interested in presenting on a topic that relates to technical services? Do you know of someone whose work might be interesting to members of the discussion group? Please reach out to the co-conveners Anna Dysert (anna.dysert@mcgill.ca) or Stephanie Luke (smluke2@illinois.edu). We are seeking speakers for our spring meeting and would love to hear your suggestions.Join Zoom Meeting

Link

Meeting ID: 814 6441 0572

Password: 553935

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(via April Sheppard, Arkansas State University)

The registration for the ALA SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table) Homelessness Summit is now live!

As many of you know, November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, while November 12-20 is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. To help bring awareness to these issues, both as a social-justice issue and in connection to libraries, SRRT is hosting our first-ever Homelessness Summit. It will take place virtually on Monday, November 14, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CDT.

Registration is free, and you do not need to be an ALA member. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. Recorded sessions will be e-mailed afterwards for those who can’t attend live.

You can read more about the sessions we have planned here. Please note that you must register for each session individually.

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

(via Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner, formerly of Governors State University)

Please join us for the next ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section) College Science Librarians Virtual Discussion on Thursday, November 17, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. Hear what is happening with colleagues from far and wide, and share strategies that have worked for you in the ever-changing STEM librarianship space. This event will not be recorded.

Our theme for November is “Creating Balance and Managing Expectations: Data, Instruction, & Outreach”! Please join us to discuss all kinds of topics, including:

  • Data management (e.g. policy & compliance, especially in light of the new OSTP memo)
  • Data literacy (finding & (re)using data, data visualization, etc.)
  • Instruction (balancing theory & practice; the recent C&RL issue on one-shots)
  • Outreach (e.g. communicating re: aspects of library services that faculty may not realize we offer)
  • New/early career science librarians (or those new to science liaisonship roles) – an ever-popular room!

Register for the Virtual Discussion here.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Helregel (nhelregel@gmail.com) or Elizabeth Sterner (elizabethbetsysterner@gmail.com).

We hope to see you there!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Are you an ILA member who wants to get involved but doesn’t know where to begin, or have you been considering joining ILA but need a reason? If so, register today for the second ILA Forum Open House, which will take place virtually on Thursday, November 10, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with some of the ILA forums, as managers from some of the forums will be present to discuss their forum’s mission, goals, current and future projects, and what it means to be a member of their forum. Attendees will be able to visit one (or all) of the forums because each forum will have its own “room.”

In addition, everyone who registers and attends will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free registration to the Reaching Forward South Conference in April or the Reaching Forward Conference in May. There will be two winners in the drawing.

Register here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

The forums listed below have confirmed their participation.

Library Trustee Forum (LTF) – The Library Trustee Forum maintains a continuing education program and information network for library trustees and encourages citizens’ use and support of libraries.

Marketing Forum – The Marketing Forum represents the interests of library marketers and provides a forum for them to network, share ideas and strategies, and develop best practices to disseminate through the ILA website and other channels, including conferences and events.

Reaching Forward Forum (RF) – The Reaching Forward Forum’s mission is to provide professional opportunities for library staff to grow, learn, and connect with new ideas.

Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL) – The Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages active participation in Illinois library organizations.

Young Adult Services Forum (YASF) – The Young Adult Services Forum’s primary focus is creating and providing professional development opportunities and materials for library staff members working with young adult populations.

Youth Services Forum (YSF) – The Youth Services Forum addresses the needs and interests of those concerned with quality library service for children.

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(via Hannah Gascho Rempel, Oregon State University)

Interested in joining the ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section) Book Club? Feel free to join us for our next book, Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution by Carlo Rovelli. We will meet once to discuss this book. We will meet on Wednesday, December 14, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT.

I will send a Zoom invite and a draft of the discussion questions to you about a week before the meeting time.

If you would like to add yourself to the book club e-mail list, please fill out this form. All are welcome!

Curious to see what past books we’ve read and peruse our discussion questions? Visit our website.

Questions? Feel free to ask me, at hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Are you an ALA NMRT (New Members Round Table) member looking for financial assistance to attend the 2023 ALA Annual in Chicago, Illinois, next June? Apply for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award!The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT President, who died during her term in office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference, will be presented in the form of a check for $1,000.00 during the 2023 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, which will take place from Thursday, June 22, to Tuesday, June 27. The winner will be notified in February 2023.

Apply by Friday, December 16, here.

Applicants must:

  1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT
  2. Be active in the library profession
  3. Show promise for activity in the area of professional development
  4. Have a valid financial need
  5. Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences

Please contact Committee Chair Michelle K. Mitchell (michellekrismitch@gmail.com) with questions. More information on the New Members Round Table and its mission is available here.

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(via Andrea Wright, United States Air Force Academy)

Registration is open for the free ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section) Professional Development Committee webinar “Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities: Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned”. It will take place on Monday, November 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues?  What are strategies for cultivating meaningful partnerships to advance interdisciplinary work? How can librarians and digital humanities colleagues work together to develop and promote cross-campus conversations among scholars in the humanities and social sciences?

This session will include a panel discussion exploring partnerships between the library and digital humanities (DH) colleagues at Michigan State University (MSU). The panelists will describe collaborative work in developing spaces, programs, outreach, and events to connect scholars from across campus engaging in digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Through exploring background on programs and initiatives, such as interdisciplinary programming developed by the DH@MSU Engagement & Outreach Committee, and the Graduate Arts Fellowship program, panelists will also share key takeaways and lessons learned for effective collaboration.

Building on the knowledge and experiences of attendees, this interactive session will include discussion-based activities to facilitate sharing strategies, practices, and further lessons learned for cultivating and nurturing productive partnerships to promote digital scholarship research and teaching. Participants will gain ideas and collaborative techniques for facilitating cross-campus connections to advance interdisciplinary teaching and inquiry.

Presenter Biographies

Max Evjen, Digital Humanities Coordinator, Michigan State University

Max Evjen works at MSU as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program, where he teaches Introduction to Arts & Cultural Management, Learning in Museums, and Museums, Arts, & Culture in the Digital Future.  He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities program. He has more than 15 years of experience in arts & cultural management and informal science learning. More information at maxevjen.com.

Sharon Ladenson, Gender and Communication Studies Librarian, Michigan State University

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian and Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education at the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. As an active collaborator, she has served on the MSU Digital Humanities Engagement & Outreach Committee, and as a co-editor (with Jenny Brandon and Kelly Sattler) of the 2018 Library Juice Press book, We Can Do IT: Women in Library Information Technology. Sharon currently serves as incoming convener of the ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group and recently served as chair of the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section.

Kristen Mapes, Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, Michigan State University

Kristen Mapes works with faculty and students to run the Digital Humanities program and community at MSU. She teaches courses in Digital Humanities to undergraduates (Intro to DH) and graduates (DH Pedagogy) as well as a DH focused study abroad program to the UK (Technology, Humanities, and the Arts). Her background is as a librarian, and she has most recently served on the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s EDI Committee and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section’s Diversity Committee. Her work can be found at kristenmapes.com.

Amanda Tickner, GIS Librarian, Michigan State University

Amanda Tickner is the GIS and Makerspace Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries. She has taught an undergraduate seminar in Digital Humanities, regularly teaches workshops on a variety of digital research methods and assists classes with using the 360 immersive display in the library’s Digital Scholarship Lab. In 2019-2021 she served on the ACRL Digital Scholarship section Steering committee as an elected Member at Large. She has also served on a variety of Digital Humanities related committees at MSU, including the MSU Digital Humanities Engagement & Outreach Committee.

Register here.

If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Andrea Wright (andrea.wright@afacademy.af.edu) or Samantha Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the Committee’s past and future programs is available here.

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(via Alicia Vaandering, University of Rhode Island)

The American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is seeking panelists for the LIRT Conference Program at the ALA Annual Conference, which will take place from Thursday, June 22, to Tuesday, June 27, in Chicago, IL. The program title is “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.

To submit a proposal, please go here. Proposals received by Thursday, December 1, will receive priority.

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

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