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Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Midwinter 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 09:55 am

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

The ALA Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL, on January 30-February 3, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted to apayne@ala.org by Friday, January 16, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  2. Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org) with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact Allison in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/227464#sthash.KshHbAIL.dpuf

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Discussion Reminder: ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards Nominations Due January 15, 2015

by Sherri Brown on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 07:43 am

The 2015 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until January 15, 2015.  

 The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is now accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

The 2015 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until January 15, 2015.  

 The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is now accepting nominations for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

 The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.

The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.

Recipients will be honored at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

 For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards

 

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Discussion CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE -- Keynote Speakers and REMINDER Call for Proposals

by Leona Jacobs on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:53 am

Call for Proposals:  CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015; Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015; University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Call for Proposals:  CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015; Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015; University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory. The conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for CAPAL/ACBAP’s 2015 Conference: renowned cultural critic and education scholar Henry Giroux and LIS scholar Sarah T. Roberts.

Sarah T. Roberts is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Information Studies (FIMS), Western University. Her current research focuses on the practice of commercial content moderation (CCM), a form of digital labor behind the scenes of the social media industry, “knowledge work” and the reconfigurations of labor and production in a Post-Industrial, globalized context. She is further interested in dissections of notions of digital information in society, and its attendant sociocultural, economic and ethical implications. At FIMS, she teaches in the MLIS program on managing and working in information organizations and leads a group of students, staff and faculty in the FIMS Gaming Club. She is a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, and completed her Master’s in Library and Information Studies at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please visit her website at illusionofvolition.com for more information about her research, teaching, and current discussions related to the topics above (and more).

Henry Giroux is a renowned public intellectual and leading scholar of (higher) education, culture, and politics. He has authored and co-authored dozens of books, including, most recently, Neoliberalism’s War Against Higher Education (2014), The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine (2014), and Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (forthcoming, 2015). Giroux taught high school history in Barrington, Rhode Island from 1968 to 1975. Giroux received his Doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon in 1977. He then became professor of education at Boston University from 1977 to 1983. In 1983 he became professor of education and renowned scholar in residence at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he also served as Director at the Center for Education and Cultural Studies. He moved to Penn State Univeristy where he took up the Waterbury Chair Professorship from 1992 to May 2004. He also served as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies. He moved to McMaster University in May 2004, where he currently holds the McMaster University Chair in Scholarship for the Public Interest. For more about Giroux, visit http://henryagiroux.com.

We are excited to add Giroux and Roberts to what is shaping up to be a very exciting program for CAPAL/ACBAP 2015.

Consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or panel yourself! Click here for the CFP and full submission details.

Deadline for proposals: December 8th, 2014.

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Discussion Call for Nominations: LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award

by Mary Oberlies on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

Dear Colleagues,

Do you know an academic or law librarian who through, research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions in law or political science? If so, consider nominating him/her for the LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award.

Nominations are due by December 5, 2014

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

Dear Colleagues,

Do you know an academic or law librarian who through, research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions in law or political science? If so, consider nominating him/her for the LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award.

Nominations are due by December 5, 2014

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of a model bibliography/information services program in a law or political science library.
  • History of contributions to the field through research, publications and other activities displaying active participation in the advancement of law/political science librarianship.
  • Service to the profession through ACRL or related regional and national organizations.
  • Promotion or development of an education program for law and political science librarianship that has served as a model for other courses and programs.

The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination including the name, address, and phone number of the nominator and the nominee, as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current curriculum vita for the nominee.  Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

For more details about the award or to learn about previous recipients, visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/martalangecq

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Discussion NMRT Mentoring Committee Seeking More Mentors

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 02:29 pm

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?

Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.

The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

For further information and to apply, please visit
http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.comNMRT

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Discussion Call for Proposals: CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice

by Leona Jacobs on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

*With apologies for cross-posting. Please share.*

 

Call for Proposals
CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice
CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

*With apologies for cross-posting. Please share.*

 

Call for Proposals
CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice
CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory. The conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

THEME
In keeping with the Congress 2015 theme, Capital Ideas, the focus of CAPAL15 is critical practice: the intersection of our work as librarians with purposeful critical reflection on the dominant ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that characterize academic librarianship. With academic librarians negotiating increasingly fraught settings in the academy and beyond, it is more important than ever that we inform our work with rigorous examination of our assumptions, practices, and environments, both through reflection and dialogue within the profession, as well as through engagement with other disciplines and communities.

CAPAL15 encourages the broad participation of all those with an interest in fostering critical inquiry in academic librarianship. We seek to cultivate multiple understandings of critical practice:

Practice: Critical practice asks us to consider the role of critical reflection in shaping our approaches to day-to-day professional practice. What do such concrete applications look like? How, for instance, do you apply feminist perspectives to your collections work? What does your library instruction session look like when designed through a critical pedagogy lens? What, more broadly, is the value of such applications of critical reflection?

Theory: Critical practice also points to the practice of critical theory itself – the interrogation of the limits of particular assumptions in academic librarianship and/or the investigation of LIS problems using theoretical frameworks from other disciplines. How, for instance, might postcolonial theory allow us to think more critically about intellectual freedom? What can political economy perspectives tell us about research practice in LIS?

Professional and civic engagement: Critical practice refers to critical exploration of our goals and struggles as a profession, as well their connection to other political goals such as the empowerment of students, faculty, and other members of the community, or the struggle to define universities as public space and research as public good.

POTENTIAL TOPICS

Our exchange of ideas at CAPAL15 will involve the pursuit of discussions spurred by any of these interpretations of critical practice or others, by their points of intersection, and even by the recognition of their limits. Papers presented might relate to any aspect of the following sub-themes (though they need not be limited to them):

  • Critical approaches to core practices: information literacy, collections, description, archives, copyright, metrics, technology, etc.
  • Critical reflections on core values: intellectual freedom, (open) access, privacy, preservation, professionalism, etc.
  • Critical reflections on professional issues: LIS education, deprofessionalization, governance, advocacy, etc.
  • Intersections of librarianship with social and global justice, equity, decolonization
  • Librarianship and higher education in relation to neoliberalism, austerity, and other socioeconomic phenomena
  • Critical library research practice and/or methodologies
  • Critical approaches to librarianship and culture
  • Critical reflections on working in and across different disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and beyond
  • Critical theory and philosophy in librarianship

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of 400-500 words and a presentation title, along with a brief biographical statement, and your contact information. For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of 400-500 words as well as a list of all participants including brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of 400-500 words for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer. International proposals and proposals from non-members are welcome.

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals and questions should be directed to Dave Hudson, Program Chair, at dhudson@uoguelph.ca.

Deadline for proposals: December 8th, 2014

Further information about the conference, as well as Congress 2015 more broadly, will be available soon.

 

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Discussion Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award

by Kelly Robinson on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Dear colleagues,

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to be now accepting nominations for the annual Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award!

This prestigious award honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship.

Dear colleagues,

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to be now accepting nominations for the annual Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award!

This prestigious award honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship.

Award, Sponsored by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group: A plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $1,200 to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The award will be presented to the winner at a special ceremony during the conference.

Submissions must be received by December 5, 2014. Self-nominations are welcome!

For complete information about this award and the application form, please visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

 

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Discussion ACRL Program Proposals for 2015 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

Dear ACRL Members:

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are due September 1, 2014.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2015 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2014.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

Dear ACRL Members:

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are due September 1, 2014.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2015 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2014.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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Event ACRL - DLS Virtual Communications Committee Meeting

by Kimberly Bailey on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 09:38 am

Hello all.  The first DLS Communications Committee Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 11:00 am (EST).    Information to join the meeting will be posted shortly.  You will be able to join through a link or by telephoning.

Sincerely,

Kimberly M. Bailey

DLS Communications Committee, Co-Chair

Event ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 07:37 pm

ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience, as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

More information about this conference session

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