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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Join SLA (Special Libraries Association) Illinois for an in-person tour of the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago on Wednesday, December 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM CDT. Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives seeks to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of the LGBTQ* communities in Chicago and the Midwest in order to advance the larger goal of achieving justice and equality.

This event is in-person only. Any library worker from any Illinois library is welcome to register. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants. Learn more and register here.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University is issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL Online) 2023. IRDL is a continuing education program for academic and research librarians and archivists designed to create a growing community of confident librarian-researchers. The year-long program begins with a Summer Research Workshop, to provide novice researchers with social science research training, followed by a year of peer and formal mentor support in completing a research project of their design.

The Summer Research Workshop, traditionally delivered as an in-person experience, has shifted to an online format, from 2022-2024, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program will again be offered at no cost to participants, open to librarians and archivists in the United States and Canada in full-time positions; librarians in a full-time residency are eligible to apply.

The 2023 Summer Research Workshop will be offered from June 5 to 16 (Monday-Friday).

We seek librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills. IRDL is designed to bring together all that the literature tells us about the necessary conditions for librarians to conduct valid and reliable research in an institutional setting. The cohort will be chosen from a selective submission process, with an emphasis on enthusiasm for research and diversity from a variety of perspectives, including ethnicity and type and size of library.

Selection criteria:

  • Commitment to the year-long process of participating in the IRDL research community and conducting the proposed study within the 2023-2024 academic year;
  • Significance of the research problem to the operational success of libraries or to the profession of librarianship;
  • Thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and clarity of the research proposal; and
  • Enthusiasm for research and a desire to learn.

We will be accepting applications from Thursday, December 1, 2022, to Friday, January 27, 2023. Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in early March 2023. Application information may be found here.

Please contact Project Co-Directors with any questions about the Institute or the application process:

Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University (marie.kennedy@lmu.edu)
Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University (brancoli@lmu.edu)

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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 Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

As part of the CARLI PDA (Professional Development Alliance) webinar offerings, the E-Resources Learning Series explores how library workers can troubleshoot e-resources, keep up with current trends in the field, and develop innovative methods of managing e-resources at their library. Library workers from all experience levels are invited to attend. Attendees will walk away feeling more empowered to address e-resources management at their libraries.

Registration is required for each session.

This learning series is a collaboration of programs hosted by CARLI, LOUIS, and NC LIVE.

“No E-Resources Librarian Is an Island”

Wednesday, November 14, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Electronic resources. In the library world that phrase can inspire awe, confusion, and sometimes fear. Veteran-ish Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian Sarah Mueth at UNC-Wilmington has experienced all of these feelings and more at work. In this session we hope to show you that while the work may seem daunting it is also satisfying, interesting, sometimes even fun–and that you never have to go it alone.

Register here.

“The Use of Python to Support Technical Services Work in Academic Libraries”

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Presenters Xiaoyan Wang and Maria Collins from NC State Libraries will discuss their findings from surveys and interviews about the use of Python in academic libraries to support technical services work. They will explore trends in organization structure that support Python applications, discuss various tasks that Python is used to address, and share a few examples and training and educational opportunities.

Register here.

“The Tribulations of Quantification: An Airing of Grievances on Usage Statistics” 

Thursday, November 17, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

William Ransom, Information Resources Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans Libraries shares an overview of their methods for collecting electronic resource usage statistics, followed by some potential complications to the process and how to troubleshoot them.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

As part of the CARLI PDA (Professional Development Alliance) webinar offerings, the E-Resources Learning Series explores how library workers can troubleshoot e-resources, keep up with current trends in the field, and develop innovative methods of managing e-resources at their library. Library workers from all experience levels are invited to attend. Attendees will walk away feeling more empowered to address e-resources management at their libraries.

Registration is required for each session.

This learning series is a collaboration of programs hosted by CARLI, LOUIS, and NC LIVE.

“The Link Didn’t Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems”

Tuesday, November 1, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Whether from the link resolver, the library catalog/discovery platform, or a vendor’s interface, our patrons will find links to articles that don’t work. How can librarians investigate these reports? Denise Green at CARLI will cover basics of investigating, solving and (hopefully) reducing such errors in today’s academic research library. Some examples will focus on Alma/PrimoVE, however the general troubleshooting principles apply to all library systems and interfaces.

Register here.

“Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing”

Thursday, November 10, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT

How do you make sure accessibility is addressed in your e-resources offerings?  You write it into your library’s license agreements!  But licensing can be very complicated and vague, which is why many libraries don’t know what to include or to ask for.  Jenny Taylor from CARLI will talk briefly about why accessibility is important, but mostly will focus on what we should be expecting from vendors to make our e-resources accessible and keep vendors accountable.

Register here.

“Vendor Relations: More Than Invoices and Sales Calls!”

Thursday, November 10, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Jenn Brosek, Collection Strategist at UNC Charlotte and Jacob Daoud, Academic Library Consultant (Gale, a Cengage Company) will introduce the variety of ways librarians can partner with vendors to support their libraries. They will discuss the importance of thinking out of the box, not hesitating to ask for what you want, how to handle the good and the bad things that may come up, and much more.

Register here.

“E-Resources Discussion Forum”

Thursday, November 10, 2:00-2:45 PM CDT

Join attendees from our member libraries to discuss key topics from the E-Resource Learning Series, brainstorm solutions, and identify new projects to pursue at your library. This is a discussion session that will involve breakout rooms and be driven by the interests of participants. Be prepared to share!

Register here.

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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 Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I’m excited to announce that applications are available for the extremely popular CARLI Counts! Yes, we are having a Cohort 4 in 2023! Institutions with both program newcomers and alumni are encouraged to apply.

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value.

CARLI Counts deliverables will include a portfolio of local case studies, an evaluation of the collective statewide impact of those cases, and a replicable state/regional training model for equipping librarians to be campus leaders in assessing library impact on student learning and success, all of which will be made openly available on the CARLI website. CARLI is working in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis & Clark Community College.

Now (until December 1): Please submit your Library Application Form by Thursday, December 1. Please see here for program details, including the Cohort 4 Library Application Form and a sample Individual Information Form.

Later (December 1-January 9): Once your institution is accepted, you will be e-mailed an Individual Information Form to complete.

Join us for a Zoom session, “CARLI Counts Cohort 4: What it’s all about, the application, and your questions”, on Monday, November 7, at 2:00 PM CDT. No registration is necessary. To access the session, go here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to offer the following upcoming Professional Development Alliance (PDA) webinars.

“After-Effects of Big-Deal Cancellations”

Wednesday, October 26, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Join ASERL’s Collection Strategy Community Call for a panel session on the after-effects of cancelling big packages.

Register here.

“Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives”

Thursday, October 27, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Open Educational Resources (OER) are meant to be as open and available as possible, but if they’re not accessible or on accessible platforms, how “open” are they really? In this webinar, staff from the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries will share how they’ve integrated accessibility into their OER initiatives and OER grant program to improve the accessibility of OER created at MSU.

Register here.

“Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Rules”

Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more!

Register here.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Teaching Jacksonville History at FSCJ: Strategies for an Affordable and Rigorous Course”

Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Jennifer Grey and Scott Matthews of Florida State College will discuss the origins of the first comprehensive course on the History of Jacksonville offered at a college or university and how its creators conducted research and decided on a rich set of open-access resources for students.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance (PDA) offerings.

“Managing Difficult Conversations”

Wednesday, October 12, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT

Joellen M. Austin and Garry Sanders will discuss the nature of and challenges in holding difficult conversations, and strategies to overcome those challenges and increase the likelihood of success. Polls, discussion/chat, and Q&A will be used to involve the audience to ensure that specific fears and concerns are addressed. Tools and references will be provided or identified to support participants in putting learning into action.

Register here.

“Get Started with Augmented and Virtual Reality”

Thursday, October 13, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences are increasing in popularity. Libraries are using this technology to offer augmented and virtual tours, to facilitate wayfinding, to create virtual art galleries, to develop programming, and more. In this session, you’ll see examples of how libraries are using AR and VR to serve and engage their users. We’ll talk about the current state of AR and VR technology including software and hardware. We’ll also cover ways that you can create custom AR and VR experiences right now, with the technology you already have, using free and freemium apps and resources.

Register here.

“Learnabout Google Calendar”

Monday, October 17, 4:00-5:00 PM CDT

Digital calendars are very common and all share the same basic functionality. In this 1 hour webinar, Olivia Morris will share some of the features beyond the basics. Appropriate for all users.

Register here.

“Understanding Emotional Intelligence”

Tuesday, October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Linda Bruno will delve into the idea of our own emotions by exploring the first two elements of Emotional Intelligence – self-awareness and self-management – both of which are critical not only to your effectiveness in the workplace, but also to your ability to enjoy life! Then she’ll take a look at how the first two elements help us with the other two – social awareness and relationship management.

Register here.

“Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace”

Monday, October 24, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Elaina Norlin will discuss strategies for building an organizational culture of trust and sustainability by sharing information and how to be more transparent and inclusive in management styles and practices. Let’s stop doing the same thing and expecting different results and start transforming libraries to places everyone feels valued and appreciated for their unique talents, skills and abilities.

Register here.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

Registration is now open for the Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) Medical History Symposium. It will take place online Thursday, October 6, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Speaker topics range from “Anorexia in the Archives” to “Notes of Anesthesiology History”.

CAMA is marking 20 years. Member updates and networking will follow the presentations.

To see the full list of speakers and topics, and to register, go here. Please direct any questions to Kelly Reiss, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, at kelly.reiss@rosalindfranklin.edu.

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