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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.
Meeting ID: 992 1134 7763
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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 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.

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

(via Sian Brannon, University of North Texas)

Library Leadership and Management, an ALA Core publication and a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, is soliciting submissions for both peer-reviewed and editor-reviewed featured articles such as guest essays and opinion pieces related to library leadership and management, as well as topics that may be of interest to library administrators and leaders. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

  • Post-COVID challenges for management and leadership
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in employee recruitment and retention
  • Inclusive leadership practices
  • Navigating positionality and authenticity
  • Lived experiences of BIPOC leaders
  • Supporting organizational change
  • Dealing with conflict from a person-centered perspective
  • Leading within toxic or hostile workplace cultures
  • Assessment
  • Scholarly communication
  • Library spaces/facilities

We strongly encourage proposals from individuals of all ethnicities, races, countries of origin, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, scholarly and professional backgrounds and experiences, types and sizes of institutions, and other differences. We are committed to amplifying and highlighting lived experiences from these different perspectives as they relate to leadership and management.

Articles accepted for submission are anticipated to be published in the Spring issue. The submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022, but we will accept submissions on a rolling basis for inclusion in future issues. Please send preliminary expressions of interest or questions to Elizabeth Nelson, Editor, at enelson@mchenry.edu; or Cinthya Ippoliti, Assistant Editor, at cinthya.ippoliti@ucdenver.edu.

Instructions for Authors and other journal information can be found here.

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

(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) Mentoring Program is looking to expand our list of prospective mentors. We are especially looking for academic health science librarians to match with mentees in similar roles.

Do you consider yourself a seasoned librarian who has gained experience and insight into the profession and could share it with a novice colleague? Can you recommend someone for this role? Please submit this STS Mentoring Program Mentor Application.

Find full details here. Questions? E-mail mentoring.sts@gmail.com or kduffin@eiu.edu.

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

(via Emily Drabinski, City University of New York Graduate Center)

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Virtual Volunteer Fair, to be held on Wednesday, September 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM CDT. The Fair will be an opportunity for ALA members to drop in and speak with committee members and staff liaisons from various ALA groups that offer volunteer opportunities, including ALA Association committees, Divisions, and Round Tables. This is a chance for members to ask more specific questions about a committee or group’s work, time commitment, typical schedule, how to volunteer, and more.

Members should register for the event here, but attendance for the full two hours is not required. Members can drop in and out as their schedule allows. The various groups will be divided into breakout sessions, and attendees will be free to move amongst the breakout sessions. ALA Staff will be available in the zoom to assist with tech, help members move from room to room, and to answer other questions.

In order to participate fully in the breakout sessions, please ensure that you have the most-up-to-date version of Zoom. You can read about how to update your Zoom version here.

A list of the breakout sessions and schedule will be provided to all registered attendees prior to the date and available in the main session of the Virtual Volunteer Fair.

Don’t forget that members must be up-to-date with their membership to serve on a committee, so please renew your membership today, at https://ec.ala.org/membership/renew/login. Read the recent call for volunteers for ALA Association and Council committees, at https://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2022/07/volunteer-serve-ala-council-and-joint-committees-2023-2025. You will learn more about this process during the Virtual Volunteer Fair, in addition to Division and Round Table committees.

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

(via Suzanne Bernsten, Lansing Community College)

It seems like we just published our Spring 2022 Newsletter, and now it is time to get ready for our Fall 2022 Newsletter!

We would love to publish articles by community college librarians about what it happening in your libraries and communities.

Please submit any questions, as well as stories between 200 and 500 words with your name, your job title, and your library’s name, to acrlcjcls@gmail.com by Thursday, September 15. The Newsletter will be published in mid-October on ALA Connect, via social media, and on our Newsletters webpage.

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

(via Maya Hobscheid, Grand Valley State University)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! We would love to have your content that addresses one or more of the following topics.

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (online, universal, backward, accessibility, etc.)
  • Instruction for specific populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines here.

The deadline is Monday, September 19. Please send submissions to instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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

(via Loren Hackett, Cleveland Clinic)

Whether you are in the middle of your career, new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLC/MLA (Hospital Library Caucus of the Medical Library Association) Professional Development Grant is an amazing opportunity for a professional journey into education or research.

The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical setting. Grant funds can be used for professional development through MEDLIB-ED or to help attend the MLA Annual Meeting or CE courses. It may also be used to support reimbursement for expenses incurred in conducting research, such as hiring a statistician to help with survey design or analyses.

Eligibility: The applicant must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the last year in either a hospital or other clinical care institution. MLA membership is required, and Hospital Libraries Section/MLA caucus membership is preferred.

For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit here. Complete the online form and upload all documents no later than Tuesday, November 15, at 11:59 PM CDT. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Questions? Please contact Loren Hackett at hacketl@ccf.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

Would you like to expand your views on a science technology librarianship? Are you a library student or new librarian with lots of questions, and looking to find some insight into the profession and hear more advice? Are you considering a career change switching to STEM librarianship or looking to proceed with your career development and take it to another level: managerial or supervisory

Do you consider yourself a seasoned librarian who has gained experience and insight into the profession and could share it with a novice colleague?

If either idea works for you, consider joining the Association of College & Research Libraries Science & Technology Section (STS) Mentoring Program. Prospective mentees: check out the STS Mentoring Program Mentee Application, and prospective mentors should check the STS Mentoring Program Mentor Application. If you volunteered to become a mentor in previous years, please confirm your availability for the year 2022-2023.

Once you fill out the form, we will do our best to match prospective mentees with their mentors, and then help you establish goals and expectations with a provided worksheet and send you some discussion prompts along the way.

Participants should be STS members or interested in becoming STS members. Once matched in the program, mentees are expected to join STS.

Find full details here: ACRL STS Mentoring Program.

Questions?  E-mail: mentoring.sts@gmail.com

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2023 Executive Board Election. In April 2023, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, special, or library trustee representatives. These are three-year terms beginning July of 2023 and ending June of 2026.

The nomination process begins with an open call for suggestions for candidates for these positions. All ILA members are invited to suggest a colleague or self-suggest. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all suggestions and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination”; that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website.

For the 2023 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM CDT on Monday, October 24, 2022. To submit a suggestion, complete the suggestion form online. Please direct any questions to Jeanne Hamilton, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at jeanneh@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

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