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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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(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.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance webinar offerings. Please see below for additional information, including registration links.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Dismantling Barriers to Student Success through Affordable Learning Materials”

Thursday, October 6, 1:30-2:30 PM CDT

An interdisciplinary panel including professors Taurie Gittings Wheeler, Allison Thomas Johnson, and Pamela Williams from Miami Dade College will share how they implemented OER and other affordable learning materials in their classes to reduce cost and increase access for students. They will demonstrate different approaches to using affordable learning materials and discuss the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.

Register here.

“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.

“Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics”

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, 1:30-2:30 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.

“E-Resources Learning Series: 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.

“E-Resources Learning Series: 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.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance webinar offerings. Please see below for additional information, including registration links.

“CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials”

Thursday, September 8, 12:00-2:00 PM CDT

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks. The workshop will identify the problem are we trying to solve, explain open educational resources including open textbooks and affordable course materials, and provide options for what can we do. After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

Register here.

“Building a Successful Budget”

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of budgeting in libraries. Ben Mead-Harvey will examine nuances of the word “budget” and what that implies about how we discuss budgets with various departments within the organization, share similarities and differences in the budget process across organizations, and discuss long-term strategies for weathering budget cuts. Ben will finish by demonstrating how human bias impacts budgetary decision-making.

Register here.

“Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC Employees”

Monday, September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

In this session, Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant will highlight select results of their national survey and provide implications for libraries to consider in their racial equity work regarding the hiring, retention, and promotion of BIPOC employees.

Register here.

“Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy”

Tuesday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

There is strength in a consortium voice and through the agency of the consortium the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan.  Irene M.H. Herold reviews the landscape of effective consortia advocacy work, while presenting an approach to developing an advocacy plan. Drawing from Irene’s recent book by the same title, participants will leave with a sense of options and opportunities to build a consistent message to influence and persuade throughout the consortium (or any group) for agreed-upon goals.

Register here.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Assessing and Engaging with Your Campus Community”

Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Join Marco Seiferle-Valencia & Abbey K. Elder, two of the editors of The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers, in a hands-on workshop focusing on how you can learn more about the open activity happening around you, and develop strategies for getting your open education program embedded in your local context. In this workshop, participants will get the chance to reflect on their own open education programs and how they can further develop their work to be more engaged and impactful.

Register here.

“Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies”

Tuesday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.

Register here.

Posted in Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Loren Hackett, Cleveland Clinic)

Whether you are in the middle of your career, new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLC/MLA (Hospital Library Caucus of the Medical Library Association) Professional Development Grant is an amazing opportunity for a professional journey into education or research.

The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical setting. Grant funds can be used for professional development through MEDLIB-ED or to help attend the MLA Annual Meeting or CE courses. It may also be used to support reimbursement for expenses incurred in conducting research, such as hiring a statistician to help with survey design or analyses.

Eligibility: The applicant must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the last year in either a hospital or other clinical care institution. MLA membership is required, and Hospital Libraries Section/MLA caucus membership is preferred.

For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit here. Complete the online form and upload all documents no later than Tuesday, November 15, at 11:59 PM CDT. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Questions? Please contact Loren Hackett at hacketl@ccf.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(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

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

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

The next meeting of the Chicago Area Solo Librarians (CASL) networking group is Friday, September 23, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Register here. Please note that having an L2 account is not necessary to register.

This meeting is open to any staff from any Illinois library (academic, public, school, or special) that operates solo or with limited assistance. Despite the name, participation in this group is not limited to the Chicagoland area. One of the topics for discussion at this meeting is changing the name of the group to reflect a wider population of library workers.

Colby Maddox from Old Town School of Folk Music has agreed to be a co-organizer of this group. One other person is needed as a co-organizer. If you’re interested in helping set up meetings and keeping the group going, please reach out to Dan Bostrom, at dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info.

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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.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

(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 should 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. Please e-mail any questions to mentoring.sts@gmail.com.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share upcoming Professional Development Alliance offerings. Please see below for additional information, including links to registration.

“Building a Successful Budget”

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of budgeting in libraries. Ben Mead-Harvey will examine nuances of the word “budget” and what that implies about how we discuss budgets with various departments within the organization, share similarities and differences in the budget process across organizations, and discuss long-term strategies for weathering budget cuts. Ben will finish by demonstrating how human bias impacts budgetary decision-making.

Register here.

“Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC Employees”

Monday, September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

In this session, Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant will highlight select results of their national survey and provide implications for libraries to consider in their racial equity work regarding the hiring, retention, and promotion of BIPOC employees.

Register here.

“Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy”

Tuesday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

There is strength in a consortium voice and through the agency of the consortium the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan.  Irene M.H. Herold reviews the landscape of effective consortia advocacy work, while presenting an approach to developing an advocacy plan. Drawing from Irene’s recent book by the same title, participants will leave with a sense of options and opportunities to build a consistent message to influence and persuade throughout the consortium (or any group) for agreed-upon goals.

Register here.

“Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies”

Tuesday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.

Register here.

“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.

Posted in Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »