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Applicants Sought for College Library Director Mentoring Program
June 4, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Melissa Jadlos, St. John Fisher College) If you are a new Library Director at a small college library, please consider joining the College Library Director Mentoring Program. The program, now in its twenty-fifth year, is designed to enhance…
Save the Date: 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (March 13-15)
June 2, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Tony Melvyn, OCLC) OCLC is excited to announce a new location for the 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference! To accommodate increased interest from the resource sharing community, next year’s event will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, at…
Illinois Librarians Presenting at Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference
June 2, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Several Illinois academic librarians will be presenting at the Association of Christian Librarians 2017 Annual Conference. This year’s event will take place from June 12 to 15 at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme for t…
ACRL Board Approves Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians Document
June 2, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President) The ACRL Board of Director has approved Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians, a revision of the association’s 2007 ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordina…
Reminder: LITA AvramCamp at ALA Annual 2017 (Facilitators are Margaret Heller, Loyola, and Evviva Weinraub, Northwestern)
June 2, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President) Women in technology face numerous challenges in their day-to-day work. If you would like to join other women in the field to discuss topics related to those challenges, AvramCamp is for you. Thi…
ACRL Webinar on June 1: “Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning”
June 1, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Mary Jane Petrowski, ACRL Associate Director) The next ACRL e-Learning webcast will take place on Thursday, June 1. The webinar, titled “Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning&…
Illinois Librarians Give Poster Sessions at MLA 2017
June 1, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
A number of librarians from Illinois gave poster sessions at the Medical Library Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting. This year’s event took place in Seattle, from May 26 to 31. The theme was “Dream, Dare, Do”. The poster sessio…
RAILS Offering Free ALA Exhibit Hall Passes
June 1, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President) We’re offering member libraries free passes to the exhibit hall at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 22–27. Each individual needs to register for your own exhibits-only…
Registration Open for Inaugural OCLC Americas Regional Council Meeting (U. Chicago’s Cronin on Program Committee)
May 31, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via OCLC) What does it take to become a smarter library? Join fellow OCLC members at the inaugural Americas Regional Council meeting and address the challenge of supporting increasingly personalized customer relationships while also scaling to meet …
Tech Tools Lightning Round Call for Proposals
May 31, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Ariel Orlov, Adler University) The Chicago Distance Library Services Group is calling for presenter submissions for a Tech Tools Lightning Round, to be held on Thursday, July 13, at Adler University in Chicago. Share the free or inexpensive…