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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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(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 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.

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(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.

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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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