Category Archives: ALA/ACRL

ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section (DLS-IS) Poster Sessions

Calling all distance learning library workers…

Do you have a tool, project, or great idea about teaching and learning online that you’d like to share with your peers in the ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section (DLS-IS)? We’re looking for digital poster proposals for our Spring 2019 Digital Poster Session.

Posters can be on any topic related to teaching and learning online.  Some ideas to get you started are:

  • Your own practices and/or challenges with teaching online that are informed by reflection, observation, and/or research

  • Your own experiences as an online learner. What worked, and what was challenging about the experience?

  • Research projects on online teaching & learning

  • Questions about online teaching and learning that are informed by practice or research

  • Tools and strategies that you have used in online instruction. What worked with this tool. Please provide a specific example, when possible

  • How do you approach needs assessments for online students?

We especially invite posters from librarians, staff, and LIS students that highlight voices and experiences that are underrepresented in libraries. Some underrepresented groups may include but are not limited to Black, Indigenous, Latino, people with disabilities, neurodivergent folks, LGBTQIA people, and first generation, undocumented and multilingual experiences.

When?

The poster session will take place April 1-5.

If accepted, you’ll be asked to submit your poster by 3/20 for setup by the DLS-IS committee.

What is a digital poster session?

All posters will be available asynchronously and digitally for one week. We encourage presenters to be creative in how they present their material. Your poster session can contain images, video, include audio clips, or anything else you’d like to share. Please limit embedded media to less than five minutes in length and the media should stand alone with no presenter explanation required.  Through commenting functions, viewers can ask questions about your work, and you can respond regularly. We hope that this format will lead to interesting and vibrant conversations between presenters and viewers across time zones.

What is the time commitment?

Glad you asked! Since we’re holding our poster session in an asynchronous environment, we’d like you to be available to respond to comments and questions for a week.  A member of the DLS-IS committee will be helping to promote interaction, but we ask that you check in on your poster once a day to keep the conversation going.

How will presenters be chosen?

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the DLS Instruction Committee. We will be selecting posters that have clear applicability to online teaching & learning in libraries. The committee will be prioritizing poster proposals that intentionally address critical, feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppressive research and practices.

I’m ready to submit!

The Poster Proposals Submission form is available here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel4jYto7UlLlbbVrPYDMP7o7ZUP7Bjg5wReKLQx37f7_LvGA/viewform

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 2/13/19

Presenters notified: 2/27/19

Submit final poster: 3/20/19

Poster Session: 4/1/19 – 4/5/19

I still have questions!

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Shimada at jennifer.shimada@gmail.com

ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting its Annual Research Forum and Poster Session

Want another opportunity to share your work at ALA Annual? Check out this
great opportunity.

The Research Committee of the ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting
its Annual Research Forum (Sunday, June 23, 2019) and Poster Session (Sunday, June 23, 2019) at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Research Forum and Poster Session provide an excellent opportunity to
share a wide range of research projects relevant to science and technology
librarianship.

Submissions for the paper and poster presentations are selected based on the
quality of the abstract and the demonstration of significant progress toward
completing the research project by June 2019.  Your submission should include:
brief background information about your project, the research question or problem that drove your project, the methods used, your findings and a brief discussion that includes the impact of your project.

Your proposal should total no more than 250 words. Because this is a blind
review process, be sure to include your name, institution, phone, and email
addresses of all participants (not part of word count) separate from your
abstract (the form has separate fields for these items).

Please submit your proposal via this form:
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FtbFrVlUKqzDCn4Lg1&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C3425c878dbac45497bd208d67ccd6c78%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636833619074440700&sdata=NRxOo4GY%2F%2BdbGQm9yLBslwZaAwyNTtrzSFnXoj33Npg%3D&reserved=0

Submission Categories:
Research Forum Paper Presentations.  Papers are 12 minutes in length and will
be followed by a 5-minute question and answer from the session moderator and
audience members. Proposals should reflect research or initiatives that have
been completed or are currently in progress.

Poster Presentations.  Posters should cover research endeavors or practitioner
projects that enhance science and technology librarianship.  Proposals should
provide useful and practical findings, and describe opportunities for
discussion with participants.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Friday, February 15, 2019.  Submissions are selected by the STS Research Committee. The Committee adheres to mentoring principles and a “blind” review process to select proposals. We strongly encourage you to remove any identifying information in your proposal prior to submission; otherwise, the STS Research Committee co-chairs will take responsibility for removing identifying information, which may unintentionally alter the text of your submission.

Acceptance of proposals reflects a commitment by the author(s) to present at
the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Travel support from STS is not
available. Specific logistical details will follow upon acceptance.  Please
submit your proposal via this form: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FtbFrVlUKqzDCn4Lg1&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C3425c878dbac45497bd208d67ccd6c78%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636833619074440700&sdata=NRxOo4GY%2F%2BdbGQm9yLBslwZaAwyNTtrzSFnXoj33Npg%3D&reserved=0
If you have any questions, please ask the STS Research Committee co-chairs:
Amy Van Epps, amy_vanepps@harvard.edu
Rachel Hamelers, rachelhamelers@muhlenberg.edu

Pitfalls of neutrality: What does inclusivity mean in libraries?

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) is looking for panelists for our accepted program at ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, D.C. The program is called “Pitfalls of neutrality: What does inclusivity mean in libraries?” It is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, at 9:00 am. Each panelist will have approximately 10-15 minutes to speak. To be considered as a panelist, please submit a brief summary of the issue(s) you would address, including your type of library to Laura Bonella (laurab@ksu.edu) by Monday, January 21.

Program description: Librarians are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, but what does this mean in today’s political climate? We are frequently required to make decisions that pit free speech against the comfort and safety of other patrons (e.g. allowing political or hate groups to use our meeting rooms), or called upon to defend our collection, exhibit, or program decisions in the face of patron challenges. Even our decisions about configuring the space in our libraries may create controversy – gender neutral restrooms, prayer rooms, lactation rooms, or how we make our buildings accessible.

We are looking for a diverse group of speakers who have handled these challenges and can share their experiences and how they dealt with various situations. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and interact with the speakers and each other. We would like them to leave the program with strategies from different libraries to consider when examining their own perspectives on equity, diversity, and inclusion and how to address these issues in their libraries. The program is co-sponsored by the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom and will have a panelist from their office.

 

All the best,

Laura Bonella

2019 WGSS Program Planning chair

ACRL 2019 Lightening Talks

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. It’s that quick and easy! The top proposals will be chosen by the ACRL 2019 Innovations Committee. Winners will be determined by popular vote.

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 2019 Research Poster Session

The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on SaturdayJune 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback.

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

ACRL Instruction Section Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.

Questions?

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

ACRL DVC Fall 2018 Program

When: October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Where: Drexel University’s Learning Terrace

Theme:  Librarians as Advocates:  Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region. In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope. We are bringing together librarians who would like to share how they have incorporated democracy, equity, intellectual freedom, and privacy into their projects and collaborations to advocate for their communities.  Successful proposals will demonstrate an analysis of the underlying power structures that motivate their efforts. Whether your advocacy work takes the form of outreach projects, pedagogical techniques, systems or application development, cataloging practice, or collaborative projects, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your work and its impact with colleagues.

Topics should be related to library leadership in social change including:

  • Services for students with marginalized identities, including documentation status
  • Poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness
  • Voter registration and electoral issues
  • Social, mental, and health-related services
  • Access and textbook-related services
  • Library-related legislation
  • Privacy
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Workplace fairness and rights issues

The deadline to submit is September 10 with notification by September 15, 2018.

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

  1. Proposal title
  2. Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters
  3. Preferred presentation format
    1. Option A – 10-minute lightning round presentation only
    2. Option B – 10-minute lightning round presentation and roundtable facilitation.
  4. A 250-word summary of the topic you wish to present including the points you intend to make and the way(s) you intend to engage the audience, if applicable

To propose a session please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOls6D1Xker3b1o83

Questions? E-mail Jess Denke at jessicadenke@muhlenberg.edu

OK-ACRL

OK-ACRL is now accepting proposals for posters and presentations for this year’s conference.

We have two great keynote speakers:

·       Dr. Stephanie Mikitish (Rutgers University) will discuss the use of the literature analysis dashboard and essential areas to research.

·       Dr. Lili Luo (San Jose State University) will focus on evidence-based library and information practice.

Presentations:

As our speakers set the scene, we ask you, our fellow librarians, to share your ideas on evidence-based library practice, as well as current research in which your library or librarians are involved.  Presentations should be 45 minutes in length. 15 additional minutes will be allotted for questions after the presentation.  Presenters receive free registration.

Posters (New as well as Recycled):

All new poster ideas are, of course, welcome, but we are also accepting posters that you may have already presented at regional or national conferences in the past year.  We know you put a lot of hard work into your posters, so please share them with the rest of OK-ACRL.  Poster presenters receive a $15 discount on registration.

Posters will be displayed in a come-and-go area for the duration of the conference. Easels for posters will be provided by OK-ACRL.

Please submit your proposals by September 14th, 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/qRycxPWLsAzOCp7P2

Librarians as Advocates: Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

ACRL DVC Fall 2018 Program

To propose a session please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOls6D1Xker3b1o83

When: October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Where: Drexel University’s Learning Terrace

Theme:  Librarians as Advocates:  Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region. In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope. We are bringing together librarians who would like to share how they have incorporated democracy, equity, intellectual freedom, and privacy into their projects and collaborations to advocate for their communities.  Successful proposals will demonstrate an analysis of the underlying power structures that motivate their efforts.  Whether your advocacy work takes the form of outreach projects, pedagogical techniques, systems or application development, cataloging practice, or collaborative projects, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your work and its impact with colleagues. 

Topics should be related to library leadership in social change including:

  • Services for students with marginalized identities, including documentation status
  • Poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness
  • Voter registration and electoral issues
  • Social, mental, and health-related services
  • Access and textbook-related services
  • Library-related legislation
  • Privacy
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Workplace fairness and rights issues

The deadline to submit is September 10 with notification by September 15, 2018.

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

  1. Proposal title
  2. Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters
  3. Preferred presentation format

a.                Option A – 10-minute lightning round presentation only

b.               Option B – 10-minute lightning round presentation and roundtable facilitation.

  1. A 250-word summary of the topic you wish to present including the points you intend to make and the way(s) you intend to engage the audience, if applicable

To propose a session please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOls6D1Xker3b1o83

 

ALA Annual 2019 juried submissions

ALA Annual

Washington, DC

June 20-25, 2019

The submission site for juried programs at ALA Annual 2019 is now open. For information and deadlines, please refer to the release at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2018/06/2019-ala-annual-conference-program-proposals-are-now-open.

Direct Link to the submission site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SKJSWSLA

Updated Schedule:

  • Submission Site Opens: June 1, 2018
  • Submission Site Closes: August 31, 2018
  • Final Decisions: November 9, 2018
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018