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Registration Open for 2017 DataONE Users Group Meeting
May 7, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Bob Sandusky, University of Illinois at Chicago) Please mark your calendars for the DataONE Users Group (DUG) meeting, to be held Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25. The event will be co-located with the Summer ESIP Federation Meeti…
Reminder: IDS Project Conference Proposals Due Friday, May 19
May 6, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Elise Thornley, Binghamton University) The IDS Project’s 13th Annual Summer Conference is July 27 and 28, at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY. This year’s conference theme is “Steering the Future, Together”.  …
ACRL Legislative Initiative Seeks Input on Use of Government Data
May 6, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President) Earlier this week, ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen and I (Dr. Kara Malenfant, ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives) participated in ALA’s National Library Legislative Day in DC. In addition …
Reminder: Proposals for Access Services Conference 2017 Due Friday, May 5
May 5, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Krista Higham, Millersville University) On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2017, “Unlocking the 21st Century Library”.  This year…
NLM Webinar “Mapping Tools for Outreach and Public Health” on May 10
May 5, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region) The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine, is offering the one-hour…
Updates on ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Professional Development Series
May 5, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Michele Ostrow, University of Texas at Austin) Here is an update on the spring ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Professional Development Series, events of interest to instruction coordinators and librarians with instruction r…
Illinois Academic Librarians Presenting at NASIG 2017 Annual Conference
May 4, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
A number of Illinois academic librarians will give presentations at the NASIG (formerly North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) 2017 Annual Conference. This year’s event, the 32nd gathering, will take place from Thursday, June 8, to S…
Reminder: NASIG 2017 Early-Bird Registration Ends Friday, May 5
May 4, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Leigh Ann DePope, University of Maryland) Early-bird registration for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference ends this Friday, May 5!This year the conference will be held from Thursday, June 8, to Monday, June 12, in beautiful downtown India…
Nominations Sought for Midwest Chapter/MLA 2017 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award
May 3, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Nicole Theis-Mahon, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Please consider nominating one of your amazing colleagues for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2017 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award. The Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award re…
Call for Submissions: Summer, 2017, Issue of MLA’s Consumer Connections Newsletter
May 3, 2017 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Robin O’Hanlon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Do you have an interesting consumer health or health literacy initiative taking place at your library? Are you headed to MLA 2017 and plan on attending on sessions related to consume…
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