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(via ACRL)

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday), 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and virtually. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. ACRL 2023 will explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

Whether you’re in Pittsburgh or in the comfort of your own home or campus, ACRL 2023 will include opportunities to be inspired by keynote speakers Rebecca Nagel and Heather McGhee, participate in concurrent programs, and connect with colleagues. ACRL 2023 features more than 300 live educational programs including keynote and invited presentations, panel sessions, contributed papers, workshops, lightning talks, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions offering insights and inspiration to enhance your library’s programs and services. Virtual registration includes live streams of the opening and closing keynotes, hybrid programs with live chat, virtual-only presentations, and networking and wellness opportunities. All registrants also receive full virtual Conference access for one year.

Register by the Friday, January 20, 2023, early-bird deadline and save. Group discounts are also available. Complete details on ACRL 2023, including registration information, are available on the Conference website.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join the National Library of Medicine in a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, to learn about NLM’s APIs (application programming interfaces). Titled “Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast”, this webinar is worth 1.00 CE credit.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides millions of people access to health information via its portfolio of products and services. Some people may need to access NLM’s resources in special ways to help support new and innovative projects. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help you access NLM’s data more quickly and efficiently, especially when integrated into a program or script.

This webinar is aimed at librarians and other information professionals who are familiar with NLM’s products and services, but want to explore NLM data in new ways. Students with all levels of technical expertise are welcome, regardless of whether you’ve never heard of APIs before, you’re a new API user who needs a little help, or are an API expert looking for more information about NLM’s API offerings. As long as you’re interested in finding new and improved ways of interacting with NLM’s resources, this webinar is for you!

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NLM account. Create one here.

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(via Wendy Pothier, University of New Hampshire)

The ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group (DBIG) will hold its Fall Virtual Program on Wednesday, November 30, at 12:00 PM CDT. The program is titled “The Badge is Half the Battle: Digital Badging as Training Motivation”, and the presenter is Jennifer Wright. Please see below for more information, including the link to access the webinar. No registration is required.

Program Description: This session will focus on the practical side of implementing and assessing two types of badging programs in a public library. While digital badges and microcredentials have generated much discussion, research and practical advice for library training programs remains minimal. This presentation will outline real-world experiences and findings related to staff training motivation and will discuss honestly the challenges and limitations of badging programs for library staff.

Speaker Bio: Jennifer Wright is the Assistant County Librarian of Public Services with the Spartanburg County Public Libraries (SCPL) in South Carolina. She previously held the title of Director of Planning & Training at SCPL and, prior to moving into public libraries, was the director of a small university library. She holds an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and an MS in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Professional Leadership studies at Converse University in Spartanburg, SC.

This program is relevant to library workers from all library types, academic, public, special, etc. No registration required. Join us here.

Learn more about ACRL DBIG here.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is open for the Cataloging Maintenance Center’s next Online with the CMC webinar. Titled “O Brother, Part 2: What to Do With the 024, 028, & 588 Fields for Videocassettes and Kits”, it will take place on Thursday, December 8, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

We’re back with part 2 of talking about the 024, 028, and 588 fields, this time focusing on videocassettes and kits. What in the world is this “other standard identifier” (MARC 024)? How do you code publisher numbers (MARC 028)? And how can the source description help patrons (MARC 588)? Eric McKinney explains.

Please register in L2 here. Direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Grant Manager at Illinois Heartland Library System’s Cataloging Maintenance Center, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org. Also, make certain to check here for additional upcoming training opportunities.

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(via Esther Grassian–University of California, Los Angeles)

The LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) Group’s Web Committee invites you to our next Show & Tell webinar, “Citation Manager Round Table”. It will take place on Wednesday, November 30, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more details, including the link to registration.

Join the Citation Manager Round Table for a quick introduction to different citation managers, followed by a short Q&A.

  • Zotero – Natalie Marquez, University of California, Irvine
  • EndNote Basic – Marcia Henry, California State University, Northridge
  • RefWorks – Mahagnie Morrison, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Mendeley – Emily Reed, Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg
  • Papers – Natalie Marquez, University of California, Irvine

To register, please go here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is open for the NNLM webinar “Telehealth and Health Libraries: The Intersection of Digital Health Partnerships”. Sponsored by Region 2, this webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

This course will provide an overview of the current state of telehealth education within academic and health information settings. The course will apply principles of community-based research to discussions about the support for additional clinical, research and educational services. Resources will be shared to spur the development of programs that leverage the expertise and resources associated with health libraries, academic health centers, and telehealth services.

The course is worth 1.00 CE credit.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the MLA online course “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”. This instructor-led course will take place on Tuesday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT both days. The cost is $265 for members and $345 for non-members. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

If you are concerned about health equity and want to develop searching skills and knowledge that will enable you to become a collaborator and partner in health equity research, this MLA instructor-led course, “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”, is for you.

Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is a rapidly growing research area that addresses medical justice, social determinants of health, and disparities in healthcare outcomes. Finding HSPR information takes you beyond commercial and clinical databases into resources, databases, and grey literature that most health sciences librarians are unfamiliar with and which offer unique searching challenges.

You’ll learn how to develop and execute multi-pronged strategies for locating information from government, think tanks, and other sources that cannot be searched systematically. You’ll leave the course confident in your new searching skills and able to contribute to a rapidly growing area of health services research and policy.

For more information, including course objectives and instructor biographies, and to register, please go here. Note that the course is limited to 20 participants. The course is worth 5 MLA CE credits.

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(via Sarah Kantor, University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

The North American Virtual Reference Online Conference, or NAVROC, is accepting proposals for our free conference Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 21-23, 2023. We are seeking proposals for 45-minute sessions and 20-minute lightning talks from virtual reference providers relating to our theme, Emergence: Intersecting Resilience and Sustainability. These sessions will comprise the 2-3 hour period of each conference day. Because this is a virtual conference, presenters can present from anywhere as long as they have a stable internet connection.

Conference theme: Emergence: Intersecting Resilience and Sustainability. Participants will experience sessions from presenters across the continent discussing how they are using virtual reference services in a (post) pandemic world to increase sustainability, grow resilience, and to ultimately emerge, transform and renew.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the proposal submission form by Wednesday, November 30, 2022Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following.


  • Innovations, new technologies, emerging platforms
  • New partnerships – how were they formed, and how do they expand your service to your community
  • Creative uses of video conferencing/screen sharing via chat


  • Privacy issues
  • Creative solutions to staffing challenges
  • Training
  • Ergonomics at home
  • Sustainability and digitization process

Equity and Engagement

  • Centering race in VR
  • Mitigating microaggressions in chat
  • Utilizing culturally-appropriate resources
  • Engaging BIPOC staff and patrons
  • Multi-lingual VR services
  • How are you bridging the digital divide in your community?
  • Marketing strategies for underserved patrons
  • Improving accessibility
  • Mitigating the digital divide:  Universal Broadband? Loaning Hotspots?

Evaluation & Appraisal

  • Service Evaluation
  • Using ratings from users

Marketing and Promotion

  • Integrating social media
  • Best practices for online finding aids
  • Marketing your service
  • Telling your story with data
  • Partnerships with schools, social agencies, tutoring, etc.


  • Changing definition of reference
  • Adapting virtual services to be accessible and equitable
  • Working with vendors to conform to new needs
  • Incorporating Open Access resources into virtual reference services

Propose a Roundtable (Discussion forum) or Lightning Talk (20-minute presentation) on VR services in different kinds of libraries.

Registration information will be forthcoming.

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(via Elise Ferer, Binghamton University)

Proposals for the Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) are due on Thursday, December 1, 2022!

The third Conference on Academic Library Management, or CALM, taking place virtually the week of June 5, 2023, invites proposals for presentations that inform and inspire the practice and application of management in academic libraries. This Conference is geared towards current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those who aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces.

We invite proposals for either 60-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks on all topics related to library management, encompassing tips and advice, practical application, research, and learning from failures, in any area, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Advocacy & relationship building
  • Anti-racist management
  • Budget & fiscal planning
  • Communication & transparency
  • Crisis & emergency management
  • Decision-making
  • Fostering well-being
  • Hiring practices & policies
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility
  • Managing up & sideways
  • Motivation & empowerment
  • Onboarding & mentoring
  • Organizational culture/climate
  • Professional development
  • Supervision & evaluation
  • Team building & cultivation
  • Work-life harmony & time management

Proposal and Conference Timeline:

  • Proposals due: Thursday, December 1, 2022
  • Notification of accepted proposals: Week of January 24, 2022
  • Conference: Week of June 5, 2023

Proposals can be submitted using this Google form. Proposals will be evaluated with the following criteria:

  • Related to library management
  • Practicality
  • Originality
  • Clarity on how the management practice impacts individuals (at any level of the organization)
  • Appropriate amount of content for selected presentation format

Proposals will be evaluated by at least three volunteer reviewers, and finalists will be selected by the CALM Program Planning Committee.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know at CALMConf@gmail.com.

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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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