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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.

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(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 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 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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Reminder: Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars (Deadline Fri., Nov. 4)

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Help support a diverse workforce in the next generation of academic librarians by mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program. This program links library school students and new librarians who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent, with established academic librarians who provide mentoring. While applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, the committee will next be matching a cohort of mentors and mentees this fall, so apply today to be an ACRL Spectrum Scholar Mentor.

Applications completed by Friday, November 4, will be considered for matches. Complete details, including a link to the online application, are available on ACRL Insider.

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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 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 Janet Pinkley, Ventura College)

Call for Proposals

We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, The Community College Library: Collections and Technical Services, with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2023. This book is part of the book series, The Community College Library. With 1,167 public and independent community colleges across the United States, community colleges are educating nearly half of the undergraduates in the nation. Community colleges serve a unique student population including high school students, first-generation students, parents, veterans, unhoused students, returning students, those looking to transfer to a four-year university, those seeking technical vocational skills, and many more. This series aims to highlight the work, dedication, challenges, and innovation occurring in community college libraries across the country.

Focus of the Book

This edited volume will comprise chapters written by practitioners in the community colleges across the country. Collection development and technical services are the silent work that takes place in most libraries. Although the work takes place in the background, the importance of this work should not be overlooked as it ensures that libraries have relevant, usable content that is easily accessible by students. Collection development management and technical services processes have a wide range of successful models for implementation. This book will highlight exceptional practices and innovative approaches to collection development and technical services in community college libraries.

Possible Topics

  • Cataloging practices
  • Role of adjuncts in collection development
  • Collection development policies
  • Weeding
  • Cooperative collection development and management
  • Specialized collections
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Working with IT
  • Stacks maintenance
  • New technologies
  • Gifts and donations
  • Open access
  • Discovery systems
  • Mobile access
  • OER /  ZTC
  • Course reserves
  • Systems and electronic resources management

Don’t see a collections or technical services topic here that you would like to write about? That’s okay! We want you to submit your proposal! If you have any questions contact the editors at thecclibrary@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Proposal Guidelines

Interested authors are invited to submit a proposal and fill out the short online proposal form. The form will require:

  • Author names, job titles, emails, and institutional affiliations
  • A working chapter title
  • An abstract up to 500 words
  • A current CV

Proposals are due by Friday, October 28, 2022, and must be submitted via this form.

Acceptance

  • Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) within 3-4 weeks of the due date of proposals.
  • Completed chapters will be approximately 2,500 – 4,000 words in length excluding endnotes and bibliography.

Timeline

  • The first draft of chapters will be due April 21, 2023 and final drafts will be due July 31, 2023.
  • Projected publication date: Fall 2023

Contact us at: thecclibrary@gmail.com

  • Kaela Casey, Librarian, Ventura College
  • Janet Pinkley, Head of Access Services, CSU Channel Islands, and Adjunct Librarian, Ventura College
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(via Michael Courtney, Indiana University Bloomington)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Professional Development Committee is pleased to host “What do we do differently? Perspectives on Digital Project Management in Libraries and Archives” on Friday, October 21, starting at 1:00 PM CDT.

Orchestrating a complete digital project management lifecycle to preserve and make archival collections accessible online can often be a challenge. The process of engaging with distinctive collections depends greatly on context, in areas like resources, policies, copyright, and value of materials. Panelists will discuss how they strategize their work respectively through the life cycle in light of unexpected challenges to ensure successful outcomes. In most cases, they will refer to interdepartmental work where collaboration, coordination, and communication are key to successful outcomes. They will speak specifically about their practices, challenges, approaches, and workflows to handling projects, either self-funded or grant-funded, based on analogs and/or digital materials (for example, digitization, metadata, and remediation of collections) with the end goal to promote collections online and preserve them.

This panel will explore a topic that is common to many digital librarians and archivists–digital project management. Each panelist has its story to tell the audience as each of them represents a relatively broad picture of the work that takes place in their respective library or archive across four academic institutions. Attendees will come away with strategies and approaches to managing digital projects where effective collaboration and communication are key components to the success of projects, in addition to a discussion on lessons learned from the presenters.

Presenters include:

Rebecca Bakker–Digital Collections Librarian, Florida International University

Kristin Clark–Manager of Digital Collections, Texas Woman’s University

Samantha McNeilly–Archives and Special Collections Librarian, Auburn University at Montgomery

Patrice-Andre “Max” Prud’homme, PhD–Director of Digital Curation, Oklahoma State University Library

This program is presented by the ACRL DSS Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the DSS Outreach Committee and DSS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

The program is free to attend! Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A program recording will be distributed to registrants after the conclusion of the session.

Questions may be directed to Taylor Davis-Van Atta (tgdavisv@central.uh.edu), DSS Professional Development Committee Chair.

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