In case you hadn’t heard! Read the full story online.
Watch University Librarian Mary Case discuss the project on Chicago Tonight.
John Matthews, supervisor of interlibrary loan at UIC and author of This Is Where it Gets Interesting, talks about inspiration, amnesia and following raindrops in a Sept. 15 interview with Publishers Weekly.
The self-published collection includes 28 short stories with subjects ranging from hard-boiled crime to a talking tornado. Matthews, who funded his project through the online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, has been writing for 25 years.
Register now for ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference via Bundle.
Bundle registrants only can book Midwinter housing any time after they register, September 9-30, 2014. Midwinter housing opens for non-Bundle registrants on October 1 at noon (Central).
Please send completed registration forms and payment to:
ALA Registration Department
PO Box 6271
Broadview, IL 60155-6271
If paying by check, please make it payable to: American Library Association
Form and payment must be postmarked by September 30, 2014
For more information, visit ALA online.
Daley Library archivist Peggy Glowacki was interviewed by WTTW’s Chicago Tonight for a piece about the library’s Wallace Kirkland Collection.
ACRL is offering approximately 175 scholarships worth more than $110,000 for the ACRL 2015 Conference to be held March 25 – 28, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. ACRL typically funds about 100 conference scholarships and this year initiated a new Kick Start the Future campaign in honor of the association’s 75th Anniversary that seeks to raise the $50,000 needed to fund the 75 additional scholarships. Information on donating to the campaign is available on the ACRL 75th Anniversary website.
The deadline to apply for ACRL 2015 scholarships in six categories is November 7, 2014. Complete details, including requirements for all categories and application information, is available in the scholarships section of the conference website.
Annie Pho, visiting instructor and academic resident librarian, is featured in a UIC News story about cycling through France for the Association for Library Advocacy.
DePaul University Library and the Moraine Valley Community College Library will co-host the 2014 Illinois Information Literacy Summit on April 25, at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois.
This year’s Summit will look at the evolving nature of information literacy in light of the forthcoming revision to ACRL’s Information Literacy Standards. Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY; Chair of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force) and Tom Mackey (SUNY Empire State College) will deliver this year’s keynote, “Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy.” Their presentation will explore metaliteracy, threshold concepts, empowerment, metacognition, and information literacy in the disciplines.
The planning committee will announce details on this year’s summit speakers, along with a call for proposals in early November.
For more information contact:
Tish Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Jagman, email@example.com
Jessica Alverson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Swanson, email@example.com
The new partnership between DePaul and Moraine Valley represents the next step in the growth of the Summit. The organizers envision the Summit as an opportunity for librarians, teachers and other practitioners across the educational spectrum to come together, share ideas and strengthen information literacy throughout the Midwest.
Through the years, the Illinois Information Literacy Summit has benefited from the support of the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges, Southern Illinois Learning Resource Centers, the Illinois State Library, Illinois Central College, John A. Logan College, and Illinois State University Milner Library.
Save $50 when you take advantage of early bird rates through August 15 for the 2011 LITA National Forum, held September 29-October 2 in St. Louis, MO.
The LITA National Forum is a three-day educational event featuring preconferences, keynote, concurrent, and poster sessions that explore leading-edge technologies and their applications in all types of libraries.
The 2011 Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference will be held in Utica, IL at the Starved Rock State Park on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14. Anyone interested in librarianship and learning is welcome to attend. See the HSLI conference Web site for more information.
The keynote speaker will be Michelynn McKnight, Ph.D., AHIP, a former hospital librarian in Norman, OK, for more than two decades. For ten years she taught an MLA CE course entitled “Proving Your Worth: Convincing Non-Librarian Decision Makers of the Value of Your Essential Services.” After she left the hospital, she expanded the topics of that course into what became the book, The Agile Librarian’s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
Continuing Education Opportunities include:
The Agile Librarian’s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Michelynn McKnight
Citation Management on the Cheap
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructors: Linda O’Dwyer and Michelle Frisque
Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Max Anderson
This year’s Illinois Library Association annual conference takes place October 18 – 20, 2011, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Early-bird registration ends August 22.
Session topics include Cataloging for the 21st Century; Advocacy Storytelling-style; Modern Fundraising; Change Management; Multi-type Cooperation around content creation; a series of Research to Practice workshops; and the happenings of Chicago’s own Underground Library.