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(via Kristina Clement, Kennesaw State University)

Kennesaw State University Libraries invite you to participate in a celebration of Open Access Week! Attend our virtual webinars from Monday, October 24, to Thursday, October 27, beginning at 11:00 AM CDT each day. Programming will feature lightning talks, panel discussions, and full-length presentations on different aspects of the Open Access Movement. Specific session topics range from “Hot Takes on Open Peer Review” to “Capitalizing on a Captive Audience: A Collaborative Workshop Connecting Graduate Students to Open Access”.

To view the full schedule register for individual events, please go here. Direct any questions to Chelsee Dickson, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Kennesaw State University, at cdickso5@kennesaw.edu.

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(via CARLI)

At their June 2022 meeting, the CARLI Board of Directors endorsed a statement (please see “Call for Public Comment” link below) from the CARLI OER Committee to the Illinois College Course Materials Affordability and Equitable Access Collaborative Study Act and Task Force–“CCM Task Force”–that encourages the CCM Task Force to consider Open Educational Resources as a focal point in their discussions. The Board endorsement includes adding the statement to the CARLI website and to allow CARLI Members to comment and institutional endorsement by CARLI Member Library Governing Directors.

Comments will be moderated and made public, unless deemed off-topic, offensive, or inappropriate. Published comments will be available on the “Call for Public Comment and Endorsement: Statewide Support for the Creation and Adoption of OER” webpage.

The deadline to participate is Tuesday, August 23. Please note that participation is limited to staff from CARLI member libraries.

We appreciate your feedback! Please send an e-mail to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu, if you have any questions.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access | No Comments »

(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) is pleased to announce the availability of a second round of applications for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the Illinois SCOER (Support for Creation of Open Educational Resources) program. This project has been fully funded by an additional $1 million supplemental grant to the University of Illinois System/CARLI, from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, or FIPSE, in the U.S. Department of Education.

While the primary focus for the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants remains courses related to “The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan”, we have expanded the focus to include any subject area for large enrollment courses with high textbook costs.

CARLI will award a minimum of eight grants as part of Illinois SCOERs. Each applicant team may request up to $60,000.

CARLI recommends that interested parties fill out the Illinois SCOERs Intent to Apply form by Friday, September 30. For detailed information and to access the application materials, view the Illinois SCOERs Notice of Funding Opportunity.

CARLI will host informational Zoom workshops to discuss the grant and to walk future applicants through the application process. These workshops will be held on the following dates.

Tuesday, September 6, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT–register here

Thursday, September 15, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM CDT–register here

Wednesday, September 28, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT–register here

Attending a workshop is not required. Each workshop will cover the same information, interested people need only attend one session.

For those that are interested in collaborating but need help finding like-minded team members, CARLI will host two MeetGreetCollaborate sessions, on the following dates.

Monday, September 19, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT–register here

Monday, September 26, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT–register here

If you have questions related to the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants or application process feel free to drop by our weekly Office Hour, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT on Thursdays.

Completed application packets should be e-mailed to the project director, Dr. Michele Leigh, at mleigh@uillinois.edu. The submission deadline for the completed application packet, including all requested documents, is Monday, October 31.

For more information, visit our project website. To view the most up-to-date information, join the Illinois SCOERs e-mail list.

The contents of this announcement were developed under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access | No Comments »

(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of our upcoming Illinois SCOERs workshops. While these were designed for the Illinois SCOERs awardees, they are open to ALL CARLI members. We hope you will join us.

“Illinois SCOERs: Copyright Basics and Creative Commons Licensing”

Tuesday, August 16, 10:00-11:30 AM CDT

CARLI is pleased to offer a course with Sara Benson, the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois. This course is designed for the Illinois SCOERs grantees and is open to all CARLI members.

Learn how copyright is formed, licensed, and how to find copyright free or openly licensed images and articles.

Register here.

“Illinois SCOERs: Print your first 3D object”

Tuesday, August 23, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT (rescheduling of earlier workshop)

Come with any questions you have based on your experience so far with your 3D printers. In addition, you will learn how to “slice” your 3D models into 3D printable objects using the free and easy to use Cura software. You will receive a demo of the slicing software as well as on finding free 3D printable objects online. We will end the session with information on your first printing assignment to help get you started.

Register here.

“Illinois SCOERs: What is Accessibility and Why is it Important?”

Wednesday, August 24, 2:00-3:30 PM CDT

CARLI is pleased to offer a course on accessibility with Ann J. Fredricksen, the Coordinator of Accessible Media Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ann will discuss what accessibility is and why it is important for the creation of Open Educational Resources.

Register here.

Additionally, every Thursday, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT, we have an Open Illinois SCOERs office hour, come with questions about the Round 1 projects, applying for Round 2, or anything OER related. Registration is not required. Click here to access the session.

Please contact Dr. Michele Leigh, Open Illinois Senior Coordinator at CARLI, at mleigh@uillinois.edu with any questions.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

Upcoming CARLI SCOERs Sub-Grant Events This Week and Next

(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

This is a friendly reminder that we have a few upcoming events related to the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants this week and next.

First, if you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, in applying for the second round of funding of the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants but would like some more information, then please join us on Thursday, August 11, at 10:00 AM CDT. Please in advance of the session here.

Whether you are a first-time applicant or an awardee with questions, please feel free to join us for our weekly Il SCOERs office hours on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT (no registration required.)

Finally, we have upcoming workshops that are designed to aid the sub-grant awardees with their OER creation, that are also open to all CARLI members. On Tuesday, August 9, at 10:00 AM CDT, Elisandro Cabada, the Interim Head of the Math Library at UIUC, will walk participants through creating their first 3D print. There are still spots if you would like to register.

For other workshop dates, descriptions, and registration please check out the CARLI calendar.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Andrew Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder)

Registration for the 2022 Open Repositories (OR2022) conference is now available. The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the University of Colorado Boulder, the conference hosts, will hold this in-person meeting at the new Student Services Building on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. The meeting will take place from Monday, June 6, to Thursday, June 9. Pre-conference workshops will also be held on Monday, June 6.

This will be the first in-person version of this conference since the pandemic, so efforts have been made to keep the conference registration low at $300 for those who register by Saturday, April 30 ($350 thereafter). To register, please go here.

For more information about the conference, please go to the website or contact the appropriate conference planner listed below.

George Machovec – george@coalliance.org

  • general questions about logistics, fellows, sponsorships

Beth Denker – beth@coalliance.org

  • invoicing and financial questions; fellow airfare and accommodations

Harish Maringanti – harish.maringanti@utah.edu

  • questions about main conference sessions and pre-conference workshops

Claire Knowles or Torsten Reimer – C.Knowles1@leeds.ac.uk or torsten.reimer@gmail.com

  • any other questions about the Open Repositories conference
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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The Librarian Parlor, aka @LibParlor, is a space for conversing, sharing expertise, and asking questions about the process of developing, pursuing, and publishing library research. Thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are building LibParlor Online Learning, an openly accessible and interactive online curriculum for academic library workers and MLIS students who have experience with or interest in conducting research. In order to inform this work, we are conducting a study through a survey and focus groups to learn about the experiences, educational needs, and institutional constraints of academic library workers. The survey  takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete through an online form.

You can access the survey here. This survey will be open until Friday, April 8, 2022.

Once you complete the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in participating in a focus group to discuss your experiences more in depth. You will also have the opportunity to sign up to be considered for attendance at our Curriculum Planning Forum in May 2022, with all expenses covered. If you are not interested in completing the survey but would like to receive grant updates or be considered for the forum, please express your interest using the LPOL interest form.

For questions or concerns about this study, you may contact Hailley Fargo, at libparlor@gmail.com. You can opt-out of this survey at any time.

Thank you,

The Librarian Parlor Editorial Board

Nimisha Bhat
Hailley Fargo
Chelsea Heinbach
Charissa Powell

Posted in Calls and Requests, Open Access, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Sanja Gidakovic, University of Central Missouri)

I am currently enrolled in a Human Information Behavior graduate seminar at the University of Missouri. As a part of the course, I am conducting an exploratory research study on open science and scholarship, especially as they relate to reproducibility, along with trends in librarian and faculty collaboration.

I am seeking to interview academic librarians who have experience with, and are currently helping implement these principles into, undergraduate teaching.

If you are working at an institution that has embedded open science and scholarship, especially as they relate to reproducibility, into teaching as a core component; or if you collaborate with faculty to curate material, co-teach, or create other support related to open science and reproducibility; please respond to the survey link below to include your contact preferences, and I will be in contact with you with further information regarding the study. If you know someone who may be interested, please feel free to share this information with that person.

The interviews will be conducted in Zoom, which is expected to last 60-90 minutes, and they will also be recorded. Once the recording is transcribed and analyzed, the recordings will be deleted. Once the research is completed and published, no one will be able to identify you in the study.

I have obtained Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval for this study, and participation is entirely voluntary. Participants may withdraw from the study at any point.

To access the survey, please go here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Open Access, Studies on Library Trends, Surveys | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce the rescheduled date for its Spark event! Join IACRL for Spark: Open Pathways – Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources on Friday, April 1, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The event will be held via Zoom. Library workers from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend!

Registration is now open. To register, please go here.

The call for proposals is also open. Proposals should be in the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion in OER and Open Pedagogy. If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal via this Google form by Friday, February 25.

Additional information on submitting a proposal is available here. The schedule will be finalized no later than Friday, March 11. Student are encouraged to submit proposals.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact ILA’s Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

Note: This event is postponed until the spring. Please watch for additional details as they become available. Thank you.

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for Spark: Open Pathways – Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources. It will take place on Thursday, December 9, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The event will be held via Zoom. Library workers from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

Call for Proposals

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion in OER and Open Pedagogy. Topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Culturally responsive instruction and “Open”
  • Elements of traditional textbook publishing or pedagogy that exclude
  • How “open” can clear barriers to DEI
  • OER is not fundamentally diverse or inclusive
  • OER and Belonging

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room.

Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, October 29. The schedule will be finalized no later than November 12, 2021.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »