IACRL Webinars

Spark: Trial by Fire - Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Librarians from Illinois shared their innovations with their colleagues. What  changed at your library since March 2020? How did you stay motivated? What successes do you want to share?

People's Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing Webinar

Monday, November 9, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing was established in 2020. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting.

The 2020 winners will discuss their work in this webinar. JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the highest number of votes for his article, “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility,” in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner is Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, whose article with Dr. Jung Mi Scoulas, ʺWelcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowerment,ʺ appears in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice. Tina Griffin, also of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, finished third, and her article with Abigail Goben is “In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys,” from College & Research Libraries.

IACRL Fall Semester Town Hall

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
IACRL, in partnership with RAILS and IHLS, hosted a Fall Semester Town Hall to discuss what our libraries are doing in regards to reopening our physical spaces and what librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances. The Town Hall consists of two sections: reopening plans and considerations & library instruction plans and considerations. 

Spark: Connect and Get Fired Up!

Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
IACRL and RAILS are excited to announce a new event for Spring 2020 – Spark: Connect and Get Fired Up! We hope this professional development opportunity will be the first of many to Spark our enthusiasm to share and connect with each other as academic librarians in Illinois.

Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Open Educational Resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of ‘open,’ librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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