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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 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 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.

Posted in Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), 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 Joseph Harzbecker, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the MLA Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500. The grant will not exceed $500 (or $250 in the case of two recipients).

Past Grant Recipients

2022: Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
2018: Natalie Clairoux
2017: Shirley Zhao
2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, may be found here. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Registration is open for the L2 webinar “Academic Library Marketing: Reaching Your Audience in a Post-COVID Era”. It will take place on Thursday, September 29, at 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Beginning with how COVID-19 has (and hasn’t) changed the nature of library marketing, in this workshop attendees will learn how to organize their marketing efforts to identify meaningful goals that address the whole student. Participants will engage in reflexive activities to help them consider their offerings and related strategic priorities.

The speakers will demonstrate how to turn these offerings and priorities into marketing goals, and how to turn the goals into impactful actions. They will include real-world examples from academic libraries’ marketing triumphs and setbacks. Participants will leave with the inspiration to set their own meaningful marketing goals for the academic year.


• Where are we? “Post-Covid” considerations
• Getting it together: Gathering resources and defining your areas
• Marketing for the mind and from the heart
• Assessing your efforts

Desired Outcomes

​​​​​​• Attendees will be able to define their areas to create marketing goals
• Attendees will be able to identify strategies to market to the whole student
• Attendees will be able to examine the impact of Covid on their marketing efforts

To register, please go here. Registering requires having an L2 account. Create one here.

Posted in Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available. The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master’s degree level. Get your application in early. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Scholarships range from $2,500 to $8,000 per student per year. They include scholarships for students who are interested in children’s librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation. In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA. Take a look at the application and instructions (https://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships) and get started working on your application now.

Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Complete guidelines and instructions for the nationally reviewed and recognized CAEP/AASL school librarianship education programs are available on the American Association of School Librarians, or AASL, website.

The scholarship process is open annually from September through March. For more information, visit the ALA Scholarship page or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

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

(via Anna Biszaha, The Ohio State University)

Now is the time to apply for the Medical Informatics Career Development Grant from the Medical Library Association!

The grant award provides one individual with up to $1,500 to support a career development activity that will contribute to the advancement of the field of medical informatics.

If you have been wanting to take a course or attend a conference related to informatics but haven’t had the funds, then this is an opportunity worth exploring! MLA membership is required. Medical Informatics Caucus membership is preferred, but not a requirement.

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Please note that incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

For further information or to apply, see the grant information page.

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

(via Donald Pearson, Kent State University)

The 2022 Midwest Chapter/MLA (Medical Library Association) and IHSLA (Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association) Annual Meeting is taking place in Bloomington, Indiana, from Saturday, October 22, to Monday, October 24.

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Awards and Scholarships Committee has grants and awards available to give away for this year’s meeting! Applications are now open for the following grants and awards.

  • Annual Meeting Grant
  • First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant
  • Student Annual Meeting Grant
  • Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award

To learn more and apply, please go here. The deadline is Friday, September 30, so don’t delay!

Please contact Donald Pearson, 2021-22 Past-President of the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association, at dpearso7@kent.edu with any questions.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA | No Comments »