HSLI Newsletter

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(via Sian Brannon, University of North Texas)

Library Leadership and Management, an ALA Core publication and a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, is soliciting submissions for both peer-reviewed and editor-reviewed featured articles such as guest essays and opinion pieces related to library leadership and management, as well as topics that may be of interest to library administrators and leaders. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

  • Post-COVID challenges for management and leadership
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in employee recruitment and retention
  • Inclusive leadership practices
  • Navigating positionality and authenticity
  • Lived experiences of BIPOC leaders
  • Supporting organizational change
  • Dealing with conflict from a person-centered perspective
  • Leading within toxic or hostile workplace cultures
  • Assessment
  • Scholarly communication
  • Library spaces/facilities

We strongly encourage proposals from individuals of all ethnicities, races, countries of origin, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, scholarly and professional backgrounds and experiences, types and sizes of institutions, and other differences. We are committed to amplifying and highlighting lived experiences from these different perspectives as they relate to leadership and management.

Articles accepted for submission are anticipated to be published in the Spring issue. The submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022, but we will accept submissions on a rolling basis for inclusion in future issues. Please send preliminary expressions of interest or questions to Elizabeth Nelson, Editor, at enelson@mchenry.edu; or Cinthya Ippoliti, Assistant Editor, at cinthya.ippoliti@ucdenver.edu.

Instructions for Authors and other journal information can be found here.

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Note: The submission deadline is now Thursday, October 28.

(via Barbara Holland, retired from Brooklyn Public Library)

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before Wednesday, September 28, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 12, 2022, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 26, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions here, prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Submit here. Please see the link for specific topic suggestions.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Advancements of Contactless Technology and Service Innovation in Library and Information Science. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Please direct any questions to Barbara Holland, at barland1@gmail.com.

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(via Christopher Hollister, University at Buffalo)

The editors of Communications in Information Literacy, or CIL, are soliciting submissions for an upcoming theme issue on the connections between information literacy and open educational practices (including but not limited to open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open licensing). Submissions will be considered for the research articles, innovative practices, and perspectives sections of CIL (please see section descriptions and policies here) and should evidence clear and specific connections to student information literacy in the context of higher education. For example, a relevant manuscript might describe information literacy instruction that engaged students in exploring and understanding open educational resources, or openly licensing and sharing as open educational resources the individual or collective products of their assigned coursework.

In order to provide ample time for authors to imagine and develop their manuscripts, the submission deadline is Thursday, December 15. Although it is not required, authors are encouraged to submit a proposal of no more than 300 words describing their manuscript ideas, before the December deadline. Accepted papers will be published in the Spring issue of 2023 (vol. 17, no. 1). Please feel free to send proposals or any related queries to editors@comminfolit.org. A list of all CIL Editorial Team members is available here.

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

The MIRL, or Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries, planning committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second annual free virtual event, scheduled to take place via WebEx on Thursday, November 17, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT. Join us to hear keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Federer, Data Science and Open Science Librarian, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine, on “The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Roles and Opportunities for Libraries and Institutional Repositories.” The program will continue with presentations by our colleagues, and time will be left for questions for the speakers.

To register, please go here. MIRL is a platform-neutral conference for IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings to discuss and share case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content.

Please direct any questions to Steven Moore, Librarian at Henry Ford Health, at smoore31@hfhs.org. Check the MIRL website for more information about the meeting itself. By registering for MIRL, you are agreeing to abide by the MIRL 2022 Code of Conduct.

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(via Simone Williams, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Simone Williams, Assistant Professor and Diversity and Engagement Librarian and Elizabeth Kamper, Assistant Professor and Information Literacy Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is inviting you to participate in a research study. The goal of this research study is to collect data to determine threat levels to implementing critical information literacy at academic institutions. In this study we hope to learn about academic librarians’ experiences while implementing critical information literacy at their institutions.

Your participation in this study will involve completing a survey. Your expected time commitment is 15 minutes or less. The results of this study may be published in research journals or presented at professional conferences. However, the risks to you as a participant are minimal as your name will not be attached to your responses.

Critical Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Perceptions and Pushback Survey

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Simone Williams, at siwilli@siue.edu, or Elizabeth Kamper, at ekamper@siue.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you can call the SIUE Institutional Review Board, at 618-650-3010, or e-mail it, at irbtraining@siue.edu.

Thank you,

Simone Williams, MLIS
Elizabeth Kamper, MLIS

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Please excuse any cross-posting.

(via Dr. Clara Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at Mortenson Center, UIUC Library)

Please join the Mortenson Center at the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus and partly online for the 32nd Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, September 21. It will start with a Brown Bag Panel from 12:15 to 1:15 PM CDT (in person only), followed by the lecture itself, “Immortalizing the Voiceless”, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM (both in person and livestreamed). There will also be refreshments from 5:00 to 5:45 PM. Please see below for more details, including the locations of the in-person sessions.

These events celebrate Libraries for Peace (L4P) Day as the world community observes International Day of Peace on Wednesday, September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme in 2022 is “End racism. Build peace”. Join the UN to #FightRacism. These events are also part of Welcoming Week 2022 in Champaign County (IL, USA), a weeklong celebration of immigration that brings together neighbors from all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming inclusive places.

The Brown Bag Panel on “News, Stories and Information in the Peacebuilding Process” will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 PM CDT at 106 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., in Urbana. The moderator will be Steve Witt, Director, Center for Global Studies and Head of the International and Area Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Panelists include the following individuals.

  • Charles “Stretch” Ledford, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jane Ray, Consultant Artistic Director, Whicker’s World Foundation and Documentary Filmmaker
  • Mike Thomson, Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecturer, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, Presenter and Author (please see below for more information)

The 32nd Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture itself will take place in person at the School of Information Sciences, Room 126, 501 E. Daniel Street, in Champaign, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM CDT. There is also a live-streaming option. Registration is required for both options (see below).

The presenter is Mike Thomson, BBC World Affairs Correspondent and author of the 2019 work Syria’s Secret Library. The moderator is Melita Garza, Associate Professor and Tom and June Netzel Sleeman Scholar in Business Journalism.


Enabling those affected by war and tyranny to tell their stories, giving voice to the voiceless, empowers us all. Not only is being heard cathartic for those who have lost so much, it also helps us all to truly engage with their plight, deepening our desire to help in whatever ways we can. We all know that hundreds of thousands of people are near starving in Yemen or being butchered in places like Syria and Ukraine, but knowing is rarely enough. We need to feel, to identify, to realise that this could be us or our loved ones. To be linked to the thread of humanity that connects us all, whatever our country, creed or culture.

Yet until recently people’s heartfelt stories told on the ephemeral media of radio and TV were soon forgotten, their often unretrievable words lost in the past. Now thanks to big advances in digital technology such precious voices live on online and in numerous digitised archives around the globe, helping to inspire as well as inform us. The BBC’s veteran International Correspondent, Mike Thomson trawls through his own expansive news archives, to reveal some extraordinary voices from distant and often troubled places.

About Mike Thomson

Mike Thomson is a multi-award-winning International correspondent for the BBC. Over the last couple of decades his work has taken him to many of the world’s most troubled places. These have included Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, North Korea, Darfur, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, North Sinai, Colombia and the Central African Republic. He has undertaken acclaimed undercover investigative assignments in places such as Libya, Zimbabwe and Myanmar and covered some of the world’s biggest news events. The latter range from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and the devastating Haiti earthquake to the election of several US presidents, the fall of Gaddafi and the death of Nelson Mandela.

In-person attendees are welcome to stay from 5:00 to 5:45 PM for refreshments, at the same location.

For more information, including the link to register for the Lecture, please go here or e-mail mortenson@illinois.edu.

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(via Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences)

Please join the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Journal Club on Thursday, September 29, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT, to discuss the article “Persistent Service Even in Disruptive Times: An Introduction to Resilience Engineering”, written by Nicole Capdarest-Arest, Sara Tompson, and Lorri Zipperer. (The authors in bold will attend the meeting.) This 2022 article appears in Journal of the Medical Library Association. Access the full text here.

Advance registration is required. Please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.

Please direct any questions to Peggy Carey, at pcarey@nuhs.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 Joseph Harzbecker, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the MLA Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500. The grant will not exceed $500 (or $250 in the case of two recipients).

Past Grant Recipients

2022: Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
2018: Natalie Clairoux
2017: Shirley Zhao
2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, may be found here. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT.

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(via Cecilia Smith, University of Chicago)

The Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) awarded the University of Chicago Library a National Leadership Grant to support the hosting of national forums on GIS librarianship. Organized in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the project–GIS Librarians for Open Workflows, or GLOW–will focus on the workflows of librarians and library staff charged with supporting geographic information systems (GIS) and its use across diverse academic disciplines. The grant will support multiple in-person forums, workshops, and coordination of existing and new open educational resources (OERs).

Apply now here to attend the in-person forum that will take place December 7-9 (Wednesday-Friday), 2022, at the University of Chicago Library. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 7, and applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, October 21.

Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be reimbursed for the applicants selected to participate.

Leading the project is Cecilia Smith, Director of Digital Scholarship at the UChicago Library and former GIS and Maps Librarian, in collaboration with Diana Sinton, Senior Research Fellow at the UCGIS. The Library will host exchanges with librarians around their existing consulting and instructional workflows and practices, and their development and use of open educational resources (OERs). To provide meaningful relevance for the GIS librarian community as a whole, the forums will ground these exchanges in concrete examples from social justice, health, and infrastructure application areas. The two forums being planned will inform the production and deployment of the commonly duplicated workflows and activities undertaken within university library contexts, building on shared vocabularies and practices. A second focal area includes review of current and future digital platforms regularly used as portals for data search and dissemination.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. The IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries “support projects of national impact that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice.”

Please direct questions about the GLOW Forums to Cecilia Smith, at ceciliasmith@uchicago.edu.

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