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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.

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(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.

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(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.

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(via Spencer Brayton, Director of Library Services at Waubonsee Community College)

The editors of the upcoming publication Valuing The Community College Library: Powerful Impact for Institutional Success seek chapter proposals. To be published by ACRL, this edited volume provides a holistic approach to exhibiting community college library value through historical context, practical applications, and future thinking. It addresses why community college libraries exist and should exist. In this process, we ask authors to reflect on their practice with an eye toward nuanced approaches to how they situate themselves at their institutions. Through case studies, editorials, and practical approaches, this volume addresses community college library value and, as such, advocates that perspective with campus administration.

Often academic librarianship is dominated by the perspectives of 4-year and beyond colleges and universities. We aim to fill this gap with a text that shines a light on the compelling work in community college libraries and provides authors the support they need to write about that work. We believe that community college librarians can lead our libraries into the future. We can learn from each other through dialogue and create space to share ideas and practical approaches to our work. It’s time we give voice to and showcase innovative, practical approaches to the work in community college libraries across the country.

If you haven’t published before, that’s okay! We want fresh perspectives, new perspectives, and unpublished authors!

For more information about submitting your proposal, including potential chapter topics, please visit here.

To submit a proposal, please include the following in your e-mail to cclibraryimpact@gmail.com.

  1. Author name(s), title, email and institution
  2. Working chapter title
  3. 300-500 word chapter abstract
  4. Feel free also to include author CV(s)

Ancillary Projects

The editors will present this book with a companion podcast where they will ask all chapter authors to discuss their chapter development and investigate their work further.  We will also host a panel exploring the chapters in this book to discuss practical implications and a companion website.

Timeline, Audience, Expected Publication Date

Our core audience for this book is community college library employees, community college administrators, and community college faculty.

Proposal Length: 300-500 words

Submit to: cclibraryimpact@gmail.com

Brief Timeline

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Call for proposals released
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – Chapter proposal submission due to editors
January 2023 – Authors contacted regarding chapter proposals
Thursday, June 1,  2023 – Chapters due from authors
Summer 2025 – Anticipated publication date

Please feel free to reach out to us at cclibraryimpact@gmail.com with any questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Terra Jacobson, Moraine Valley Community College, and Spencer Brayton, Waubonsee Community College

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(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.

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(via Camille Abdel-Jawad, Park University)

We are excited to invite innovative, creative, and practical chapter proposals for our upcoming publication, Collaborations and Outreach for Student Success: Initiatives for College and Small University Libraries, from ACRL. The volume has an expected release date of Spring, 2024.

The publication Collaborations and Outreach for Student Success: Initiatives for College and Small University Libraries consists of three sections highlighting the importance and relevance of small to mid-sized academic libraries partnering with other areas within their institution, with other institutions, and with community partners for student success and wellness. While many volumes have been published about academic library outreach programs, these often showcase libraries with extensive staff, budgets, and materials available to them. As librarians from small-mid-size institutions, we want to provide a volume aimed specifically at libraries found in ACRL’s College Libraries Section (CLS), as they often operate with minimal library staff and smaller budgets. Readers will take away practical examples of collaboration across their campus and community that are suitable for their institution size. They will also be challenged to explore how these programs can be assessed and recreated at their own institution.

Submit Your Proposal

Proposals should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors; and 2) a clear description of the case study you are proposing and how it aligns with student success and wellness.

The deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022. For more information on the call and to submit your proposal, please see the volume’s website.

For questions, please contact the editors, at librarycollabsbook@gmail.com.

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(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

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(via ACRL)

ACRL is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the association’s Board of Directors for the 2023 ALA/ACRL elections.

Vice-President/President-Elect:

  • Leo S. Lo, The University of New Mexico
  • Elisandro (Alex) Cabada, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Director-at-Large:

  • Tarida Anantachai, North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Kevin Butterfield, University of Richmond

Director-at-Large:

  • Mary Beth Lock, Wake Forest University
  • Amy Dye-Reeves, Texas Tech University

A full list of candidates for ACRL and section offices will be available in the January 2023 issue of C&RL News.

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(via Taylor Davis-Van Atta, University of Houston)

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Professional Development Committee (PDC), in collaboration with both the Outreach Committee and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, seeks proposals for its 2022 DSS virtual professional development series.

The Committee accepts proposals on a rolling basis, with the following review dates remaining this season.

Monday, August 22, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022

Accepted proposals are expected to present 12-16 weeks after acceptance.

This series aims to convene professionals from a variety of institution types and at different stages of their career to discuss digital scholarship practices, principles, and approaches across the profession. We are looking for both individuals and teams who can speak to novel and innovative models of practice across a variety of institution types. We encourage proposals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, whether you are part of a team within a center or an individual working with digital or data-centric materials.

Based on the results of a recent survey of the DSS community, the committee is particularly interested in proposals that explore one or more of the following elements of digital scholarship but the committee welcomes all proposals that engage the broader spectrum of digital research and practice.

1) Digital project management (e.g., materials management, preservation, project assessment)

2) Collections as data

3) Intersections of social justice and digital scholarship / humanities

4) Ethics (security, privacy, bias, etc.) in digital scholarship / humanities.

Proposals for either collaborative panel presentations or lightning talks should explore a case study or model of digital scholarship work and address collaboration (internal and/or external), challenges, opportunities, and failures, issues of sustainability, and any best practices you may have developed.

Interested panelists should consider how their digital scholarship practices align with the Digital Scholarship Section’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Panelists should be prepared to engage in anti-oppressive behavior during the session, as articulated in the DSS Community Agreement.

Submission Types

Panels: (60 minutes): Panel sessions should address a single topic from multiple perspectives, with a strong preference for participants from multiple institutions. Collaborative proposals may include 2-4 presenters.

Lightning talks: (10-12 minutes): Presentations from individuals or small teams that explore a use case or aspect of local programming or a novel approach to a common challenge in digital scholarship.

Time will be allocated at the end of the session for Q & A.

Submit a Proposal

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee on an ongoing, monthly basis. Complete proposals must include a title, full abstract (fewer than 300 words), and information for each speaker, including name, title, institution, brief bio, and email address.

Submit your proposal here.

Questions: Please e-mail the DSS PDC chair, Taylor Davis-Van Atta, at tgdavisv@central.uh.edu.

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(via ACRL)

Join ACRL from Monday, September 12, to Friday, October 7, for the Online Learning Course “Developing Signature Pedagogies in Information Literacy”. Throughout the four weeks of the course, participants will spend time in conversation to deepen their understanding of the mental processes they go through when they work with information, while also discussing commonly used pedagogies to teach information literacy. Participants can expect to engage in readings and discussion about signature pedagogies. The end product in the course will be a lesson plan that includes the use of an identified pedagogy that teaches habits of mind necessary to be literate in information.

Learn more here and register today.

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