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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.

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If you plan on attending this year’s ILA Annual Conference, why not save some money and register today to take advantage of the early-bird rate? You won’t want to miss this year’s Conference, which will feature speakers such as author and illustrator Angela Dominguez and Professional Development DEI Coordinator Elaina Norlin, along with the following events.

  • Sessions on topics such as patron privacy, increasing cultural awareness in diverse communities, adding non-traditional collections to your library, and social services in libraries.
  • An exhibit hall with your favorite vendors and the chance to meet new ones
  • Poster Sessions
  • An Awards Luncheon celebrating this year’s ILA award recipients

We’ll be back in person October 18-20 (Tuesday-Thursday), at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, and we guarantee that this year’s Conference will be the kind of conference you’ve come to expect from us, leaving you ready to tackle new projects and programs at your library or take on new ones to better serve your community and patrons.

The early-bird rate ends on Monday, September 26, so register today to join us next month!

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The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2023 Executive Board Election. In April 2023, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions, which can be public, school, academic, special, or library trustee representatives. These are three-year terms beginning July of 2023 and ending June of 2026.

The nomination process begins with an open call for suggestions for candidates for these positions. All ILA members are invited to suggest a colleague or self-suggest. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all suggestions and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination”; that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website.

For the 2023 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM CDT on Monday, October 24, 2022. To submit a suggestion, complete the suggestion form online. Please direct any questions to Jeanne Hamilton, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at jeanneh@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

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Registration is open for the ILA Noon Network webinar “Train the Digital Health Literacy Trainer: Library and Community Partnership”. It will take place on Monday, September 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library partnered with faculty from the Department of  Public Health & Nutrition and the Health Communication program to build a train the trainer program for digital health literacy. Partners that participated included public libraries, a community college, and LGBTQ organizations. A Public Library Collaboration from the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 6 funded the program. The award provided salaries for two digital health literacy coordinators. Coordinators interviewed staff at area libraries and LGBTQ+ groups to produce training specific to their needs.

Training videos and a website were developed and disseminated to partners. By training librarians and LGBTQ advocates to provide digital health literacy training the project has longer and wider impact than direct training. Training videos are available here.

This webinar will discuss the train the trainer program as well as highlight key points that include hiring project staff to shift the burden of work off of partners, having experts in both libraries and public health on the team, interviewing interview partners to determine their needs, and hiring a consultant to review for cultural sensitivity and appropriate language.

For information about the presenters, and to register, please go here.

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Registration is open for the ILA Noon Network webinar “Disaster Planning and Response for Libraries of Any Size”. It will take place on Monday, August 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more details, including the link to registration.

This webinar will focus on practical steps libraries can take to prepare for emergencies and respond to collections-related disasters. After this webinar, attendees will be able to identify and prioritize risks to their collections, create and implement a disaster response plan, and understand the basics of collections salvage. The presentation will focus on best practices, tips, and tools, and how to adapt them for libraries of any type, size, and budget.

The presenter is Shelby Strommer, the Collections Care Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.

For additional information and to register, please go here.

All Noon Network webinars are free and recordings are posted on the ILA YouTube channel and in the Noon Network archive 1-3 days after the event. If you have any questions, or if you’re interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions during the 2022 ILA Annual Conference at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Conference will take place from Tuesday, October 18, to Thursday, October 20. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Friday, July 29.

For more information, including tips for an effective poster session, and to submit a proposal, please go here. Please contact Sarah Anderson, at sanderson@ila.org, if you have any questions about the submission process. For more information on the Conference itself, please check here.

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HSLI member Michelle Nielsen Ott of Bradley University is the 2022 recipient of ILA’s Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Her involvement in HSLI includes serving as a member of the Conference Planning Committee, and she is also an active member of the newly-formed Journal Club. Among her other accomplishments, she served as an Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries officer from 2015 to 2016 and 2018 to 2021, including as President for 2019-2020. She was a member of the Illinois Library Association’s Advocacy Committee from 2017 to 2020. At the national level, she is currently a Research Training Institute Fellow for the Medical Library Association. This is hardly the first recognition she has earned, as she is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and a recipient of the Golden Gem Award from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

To see the full announcement, please go here.

Congratulations, and thank you very much for all that you do for HSLI and the broader Illinois and national library communities!

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HSLI member Stacey Knight-Davis of Eastern Illinois University is part of the Booth Library team that received the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award for Interlibrary Cooperation. The Award recognizes sustained activity and contributions having a lasting impact on librarianship. More information about Booth Library’s project is below.

In 2021, EIU’s Booth Library was awarded a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Illinois Broadband READY program. The library received $44,000 to create a digital literacy program for the Southeast region of Illinois. With the grant funds, a digital literacy coordinator was hired to create curricular materials related to digital literacy for all ages–from elementary school students to retirees. With proper feedback, the digital literacy coordinator successfully created a robust curriculum that covered various digital literacy topics. Additionally, a “train-the-trainer” model was implemented, along with vigorous online literacy guides.

Booth Library partnered with the Charleston Carnegie Public Library, Mattoon Public Library, Effingham Public Library, and the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library. Additional program partners were the Lake Land College Adult and Alternative Education program, EIU Academy of Lifelong Learning, and Mattoon Community Unit School District 1.

To see the full announcement, please go here. Also, as a result of Booth Library’s participation in this initiative, Stacey Knight-Davis and her immediate collaborators received an $18,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine to enhance digital health literacy in southeastern Illinois. Read more about that project here.

Congratulations on being part of a great team effort!

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HSLI Member Laura Barnes Featured in ILA Member Spotlight

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This week’s ILA Member Spotlight features Laura Barnes, who happens to be a member of HSLI, also. She is the sustainability information curator for the University of Illinois’s Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), where she provides information services for ISTC’s engineers and scientists and coordinates ISTC’s strategic communications. She founded and authors the Environmental News Bits blog and has developed and delivered sustainability training specifically for librarians. She currently serves as a Director-at-Large on the ILA Executive Board and previously served as Co-Chair of the Best Practices Committee. Her involvement in HSLI includes having served as a member of the Conference Planning Committee when the annual meeting took place in Urbana (2001 and 2007).

To read the full Member Spotlight, including learning what type of pet Laura Barnes has had (hint: it’s not a cat or a dog), please go here. Congratulations, and thank you for all that you do for HSLI and the broader library profession!

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Registration is now open for the 2022 ILA Annual Conference! We will convene for our first in-person annual conference since 2019 on Tuesday, October 18, through Thursday, October 20, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Join us and your colleagues in the Illinois library community to network, meet and reunite with your favorite vendors in the exhibit hall, and attend sessions featuring high-quality topics and content you’ve come to expect from ILA conferences.

This year’s theme–“At the Heart of It”–focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration. Conference highlights of interest to academic and research librarians include the following.

IACRL Unconference–Wednesday, October 19, 8:00-10:00 AM CDT

Join your academic colleagues for breakfast and community! Returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, IACRL’s annual unconference provides a space for academic library workers to network, share ideas, and discuss topics important to our everyday work. Participants will suggest and vote on topics and table discussions will follow, with ideas shared at the conclusion. Spend the morning with your colleagues to problem-solve and share stories, and leave with innovative ideas. Academic library staff from all departments, classifications, and levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Technical Services Ignite!–Thursday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM CDT

Technical Services librarians from a variety of Illinois libraries present 5 minute Ignite!-style presentations about topics of their choosing. This fast-paced, fun program will cover topics related to technical services operations, from acquisitions to cataloging, and everything in between.

The early-bird registration deadline is Monday, September 26. Please see the Conference website for additional information, including the full schedule, hotel information, COVID-19 safety requirements, and Conference registration rates. Direct any questions to ila@ila.org.

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