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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.

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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.

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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 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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(via Bridget Farrell, University of Denver)

The ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) welcomes your submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, special, academic) are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 stipend to be used to attend the 2023 ALA Annual Conference.

  • The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award honors a practicing librarian for their contributions to information literacy and instruction.
  • The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award honors a library for their innovative approach to information literacy and instruction.

Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, January 15, 2023. For full details on how to apply for these awards or to nominate someone to receive them, please see the LIRT Awards website.

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(via Hannah Arata, American Library Association)

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a free presentation and discussion on promoting, delivering, and evaluating hybrid programs in your library. It will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 1:00 to 1:30 PM CDT.

In this fifth and final webinar in a series on hybrid programming, join Jeff Zeh and James Hutter as they discuss the Port Washington Public Library’s efforts to support hybrid programming in their community. They will cover the library’s efforts to establish, promote, and evaluate hybrid programming during the pandemic. Successes and failures met along the way will also be shared. There will be dedicated time for Q&A at the end of this session.

Register now here.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to accomplish the following.

  • learn methods for promoting hybrid programs at their libraries
  • gain an understanding of the types of resources and methods that can improve hybrid programming
  • learn how to evaluate the success of hybrid programming

Accommodations

This webinar will be presented online via Zoom. Closed captions will be enabled during the presentation, and we will e-mail a copy of the chat transcript to all attendees within 48 hours of the webinar. We will also email out a copy of the presenter’s slideshow at least 24 hours in advance. If you need other reasonable accommodations, please reach out to us via email at publicprograms@ala.org or by calling 312-280-5045 by Monday, October 31. Requests made after that date may not be able to be provided.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Do you like to present at conferences?

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of ALA, is seeking proposals for webinars and Core classrooms for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023. If you have presented at a conference recently or plan to present at one, you can submit the same or a similar proposal to Core for a webinar. Webinars are a single one-hour session and Core Classroom events are two sessions. Core is interested in topics related to library management, library technology, and technical services.

We are currently seeking proposals for the Fall 2022 – Winter 2023 schedule. Use this link to submit a proposal. To learn more about presenting a Core webinar, contact the Core Continuing Education office at corece@ala.org.

We are also currently seeking Core Classroom proposals for the 2023 schedule. Submit a proposal here. To learn more about presenting a Core Classroom, contact the Core Continuing Education office at corece@ala.org.

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(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.

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(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.

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(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.

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