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(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 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.

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(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.

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(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 »

(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the MLA online course “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”. This instructor-led course will take place on Tuesday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT both days. The cost is $265 for members and $345 for non-members. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

If you are concerned about health equity and want to develop searching skills and knowledge that will enable you to become a collaborator and partner in health equity research, this MLA instructor-led course, “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”, is for you.

Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is a rapidly growing research area that addresses medical justice, social determinants of health, and disparities in healthcare outcomes. Finding HSPR information takes you beyond commercial and clinical databases into resources, databases, and grey literature that most health sciences librarians are unfamiliar with and which offer unique searching challenges.

You’ll learn how to develop and execute multi-pronged strategies for locating information from government, think tanks, and other sources that cannot be searched systematically. You’ll leave the course confident in your new searching skills and able to contribute to a rapidly growing area of health services research and policy.

For more information, including course objectives and instructor biographies, and to register, please go here. Note that the course is limited to 20 participants. The course is worth 5 MLA CE credits.

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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.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), 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 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!

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

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I’m excited to announce that applications are available for the extremely popular CARLI Counts! Yes, we are having a Cohort 4 in 2023! Institutions with both program newcomers and alumni are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your Library Application Form by Thursday, December 1. See here for program details, including the Cohort 4 Library Application Form and a sample Individual Information Form.

Later (December 1-January 9): Once your institution is accepted, you will be e-mailed an Individual Information Form to complete.

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

(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


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 »