SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success 

The LILi Web Committee invites you to our next Show & Tell webinar:

SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success

October 5, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am​ Pacific

This session will introduce how libraries can take advantage of the State University of New York (SUNY) Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC). EmTech is an online learning opportunity targeted to the needs of college students, faculty, and anyone interested in learning about the value and implications of using emerging technologies for personal and professional growth. Registration is free and the session will be recorded.

Got an idea for a Show & Tell presentation? If so, the LILi Web Committee wants to hear from you! Please email with your idea.

Use of reflective practice as a tool for storytelling and demonstrating impact through the framework of the UN sustainable development goals

Date/Time: Wednesday October 12th @ 3:00 pm CT (Thursday October 13th @ 6 am AEST)


Description: This webinar focuses on how reflective practice is used in evaluating Library services using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global framework. The presentation reports on reflective practice as a core component of evidence-based practice in the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) Library. Examples of our use of reflective practice are discussed. This includes UniSQ Library’s approach to storytelling around the SDGs, an approach used to reflect on and highlight the impact libraries can have in their local communities within a global framework.

Presenters:   Carmel O’Sullivan, University Librarian & Emilia Bell, Coordinator (Evidence Based Practice), University of Southern Queensland.

 Carmel O’Sullivan is the University Librarian at the University of Southern Queensland and has significant experience in the library and information sector, ranging from pioneering a new national role for a top tier law firm, to managing a broad portfolio of cultural services for a local government, and roles at several Australian Universities. She has extensive experience in leading organisational change processes and library building and renovation projects.  Carmel strives to build teams that focus on improving the student experience and supporting faculty while having fun, understanding their purpose, and reaching their potential.

Emilia Bell is the Coordinator (Evidence Based Practice) at the University of Southern Queensland Library. In this role they support and facilitate an evidence-based library culture, including through practice-based research and reflective practice. Emilia has worked in academic and school libraries and is also a PhD student at Curtin University. Their interests span academic and research libraries, open scholarship, and LIS and humanities research.

Enhancing Research Culture among LIS professionals

Dear Librarians, I am Abid Hussain, a veteran Librarian based in Islamabad. I am an M.Phil Degree holder in LIS and teaching research methodology as a subject. I have initiated a channel on YouTube named “Research Methods with Abid Hussain.” The channel has attracted more than 8000 users and 1470 members in the last couple of weeks. I have uploaded 32 videos on Research Methods so far. Now I have decided to interview a few notable scholars who are experts in this subject. Practicing this method will attract professionals in our country and those countries that use English as a second language. Sharing your thoughts on zoom will enhance the reader’s interest and your intrinsic thinking. Anyone interested in giving a short interview on zoom relevant to research methods may contact me directly. The interviewee will upload all records on the YouTube channel shown in the link below. People in our field may watch these interviews publically 24/7. You are therefore requested to spare 15 minutes for a short interview via Zoom. Interested scholars may ask for a zoom link and a banner before we go live on YouTube. You are also requested to share your questions, a short bio, and the latest picture. It will be an honor for me, generally and particularly for the LIS community, to share our thoughts with them. You can request me directly on my WhatsApp number at +92-333-9285087 or via email at
Please see my Youtube Channel for subject material. Thanking you in anticipation.

Audience Engagement and Interaction in Hybrid Programs

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a free presentation and discussion on  strategies for engaging audience members in the hybrid environment.

Start Date:

October 12, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT

End Date:

October 12, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT

Duration: 30 minutes

ALA Member Price: Free

Non Member Price: Free

In this fifth webinar in a series on hybrid programming, moderator Melissa Wong will share strategies for engaging audience members in the hybrid environment. We’ll explore tools and activities that are simple, fun, and effective, and have time for some hands-on practice.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify free tools for audience interaction and engagement in hybrid programs.
  • Identify strategies for success when selecting, planning, and using tools for audience interaction and engagement.

This webinar will be presented online via Zoom. Closed captions will be enabled during the presentation, and we will email a copy of the chat transcript to all attendees within 48 hours of the webinar. We will also email out a copy of the presenter’s slideshow at least 24 hours in advance. If you need other reasonable accommodations, please reach out to us via email at or by calling 312-280-5045 by Monday, October 3rd. Requests made after that date may not be able to be provided.

Not in my Library: Challenging Library Materials and Public Policy

An open conversation about intellectual freedom, challenges to library materials and programs, and the legislation that is enabling such challenges. We will also discuss how LIS professionals can prepare themselves to handle these challenges and to advocate for intellectual freedom.

WHEN: 9/23 (Friday) 12-1:30pm


From 1-1:30, we will host a virtual read-in, using the same Zoom room space. The idea will be for anyone who wants to stay on (or join at that point) to spend the half-hour just reading together in a show of solidarity for the freedom to read and for LIS ethics and values.

A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation

Event Date: October 6 at 2:00 PM ET // 11:00 AM PT

What can libraries and library staff do to personally and professionally mitigate the risk on campus of a cybersecurity attack? With threats to online systems steadily on the rise, cybersecurity has become everyone’s responsibility. This 90-minute webinar, sponsored by the Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI), features three speakers with perspectives that range from managing these issues at scale with multiple institutions to managing them at the personal level. Ben Woelk, Governance, Awareness, and Training Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology will discuss developing programs for infosecurity awareness, Theda Schwing, Associate Director of Discovery and Delivery at OhioLINK will describe managing some of the issues between publishers and libraries in the consortial context, and Carlota Sage, vCISO at Fractional CISO will discuss the special challenges for mid-and small organizations as well as common situations that may put a user and consequently university and library content and services at risk.

The program will include interactive exercises so participants can test their own risk exposure on the open web. Tips for how to proactively protect against threats will also be shared with attendees.
Register Here!
Featured Speakers:
Carlota Sage
Fractional CISO

Carlota Sage spent much of her technical career driving the development of technical and customer knowledge bases, including the NETGEAR Support website and Netflix Help Center. Carlota discovered her love for cybersecurity when she took over FireEye’s customer-facing communities in 2014. Over the next 3 years, she helped hundreds of security teams solve hardware, networking, product and security issues while completing her MS in Information and Knowledge Strategy from Columbia University. Since joining the Fractional CISO team in 2021, Carlota has brought her history in knowledge strategy, collaboration and culture to securing small and mid-sized businesses. Carlota also serves on the Board of Directors for The Diana Initiative, a group committed to fostering diversity in cybersecurity.
Theda Schwing
Associate Director of Discovery and Delivery

Theda Schwing is the Associate Director of Discovery and Delivery for OhioLINK. Schwing leads OhioLINK-member technology integration, OhioLINK’s member support site, and shared library services, including the OhioLINK central library catalogs, authentication, document delivery, and discovery services. Her responsibilities also includes managing operations with library vendors. Before coming to OhioLINK, Schwing was the Technical Services Librarian at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and her experience in libraries includes managing local and consortial integrated library systems, cataloging a variety of resource types, coordinating interlibrary print delivery and courier service, and maintaining consortial eResource and link resolver products. Schwing holds an MLIS from Kent State University and bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Integrated Mathematics Education from Miami University. She has presented on a range of topics including consortial library catalogs, cataloging ETDs, and government documents.
Ben Woelk
Governance, Awareness, and Training Manager, Information Security Office
Rochester Institute of Technology

Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC, is the Governance, Awareness, and Training Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he’s developed a leading information security awareness program. Ben is a member and former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Security Awareness and Training Group of the Higher Education Information Security Council. Ben is also a Fellow and past president of the Society for Technical Communication. Ben holds the CISSP (#379414), CPTC, is a CPTC trainer, and is ITIL v3 certified. Ben holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University, and the University of Rochester, and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. Ben is adjunct faculty at RIT, teaching classroom and online courses in Cyber Security Policy and Law, Technical Communication, and Introverts and Leadership.
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Equity Centered Library Leadership

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Do you want to become a more equity- and people-centered leader? Regardless of your current leadership role, we’ve got a new course you can’t miss. Make sure to join us for our new course, Equity-Centered Library Leadership, starting Sept. 29, and learn how to infuse equity into every part of your library leadership and management to ensure a culture of inclusion and care in your library. This course is simultaneously a deep dive and far reaching, offering highly tailored special sessions for aspiring leaders, middle managers, and directors alike. Join us and transform your leadership practices, regardless of your current role.  Can’t make a live session? All sessions are available on-demand!
Want to understand what to expect in our online courses? Check out this preview!
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Our courses are perfect for your team!Group rates available now! Request a discount for groups of 3 or more and work with your colleagues on a project for your library.Purchase 15 or more registrations and apply them across multiple courses. Buy One, Get One:Buy one fall course and get one fully on-demand course* FREE.
Here are just a few of the powerful sessions you and your team will experience in this course: Radical Imagination, Strategic Planning, and Leading Organizational ChangeThis session will push you to think big when it comes to how you imagine equity-centered leadership in your organization. You’ll learn about radical imagination and how to think beyond the typical confines that limit the progress you want to make. From there, you’ll learn how to craft your ideas into a strategic plan that maps outSpeaker:
Dr. Cerise Hunt, (she, her) PhD, MSW Director, Center for Public Health Practice, University of Colorado
Radical Empathy and Servant Leadership: Strategies for Healing-Centered People Management So you’ve implemented equity-centered recruiting and hiring practices, but how do you keep that same energy with your hired staff? This session will lay the foundation for healing-centered and servant leadership practices to help you support your direct reports holistically. You’ll learn how to have difficult feedback conversations, manage conflict, ensure staff success without micromanaging, how to differentiate staff support and encourage wellness, and more. Speaker:
Christina Fuller-Gregory, (she, her)  Assistant Director of Libraries at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
Highly targeted for middle managers: Middle Management: How to Lead Up, Down, and SidewaysLearn how to navigate challenging power dynamics when you feel stuck in the middle. This session will discuss how to use your position of power for good in a variety of contexts as well as best practices for middle managers.Speaker:
Nichelle  M. Hayes, (she, her) MPA, MLS, Interim CEO at The Indianapolis Public Library
And much more! See full program here.
Want to get started learning right away? Register now for any fall course and get immediate on-demand access to bonus content from past courses.
New Fall Course Features to Enhance Group Learning:Channels for community building and ongoing networking after the course endsLive, peer working groups with expert facilitators to immediately apply and practice skillsCompanion courses with bundled pricing to extend learningA mix of 1-day intensive workshops and 3-week workshops to fit your scheduleOptional drop-in sessions highly tailored to specific library roles and functionsOur transformative online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. Here are just a few of the features and benefits you receive when you take part in any of our immersive online workshops:Programming designed and led by library leadersLive sessions (also available on-demand)Asynchronous, facilitated classroomsProject-based courses with individualized, expert feedbackComprehensive supporting materials and resourcesCertificate of Completion + 15 hours of PD CreditEarly-bird rates and group discounts availableHere’s what one past participant said about their learning experience:
“This was a fabulous learning experience, and the information was timely and relevant. The speakers provided so much depth to course. Completing an audit of our collection was eye-opening. We were able to identify with real numbers what areas of our collection could use more focus to add diversity. I highly recommend this course!” -Amanda DeKnight, Library Director, South Park Township Library
Want even more options for fall? Check out our entire fall lineup:

Enrollment Closes FRIDAY: Intro to Archives, Lone Arranger, Salvage Wet Materials (Online Courses)

A friendly reminder that enrollment for the September courses from closes on Friday, SEPTEMBER 23rd.

For more info, click on links below:

SEP 26: Intro to Archives:

SEP 26: Lone Arranger/Solo Archivist:

SEP 26: How to Salvage Wet Materials:


Wed September 14 at 2:00 pm US Eastern, 11:00 am US Pacific
What is visual literacy, and why should you make it a part of your information literacy instruction?Today’s college students are surrounded by images. Students encounter images on social media and use them in academic projects in every kind of class imaginable.

In this webinar, Nicole Fox will define visual literacy and discuss how you can empower students across the disciplines to be effective and ethical image creators and users. Attendees will learn how to help their students evaluate and find different kinds of images, with practical examples for a variety of classes.

If you’re interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We’ll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.
Register here

Privacy and Library Learning Analytics

We are pleased to announce this final call for expressions of interest for participation in a free e-learning course on “Privacy and Library Learning Analytics.”  The course will take place from October 1st, 2022 through November 13th, 2022. There are 50 slots available and there is no fee to participate.

This course is an offering of Prioritizing Privacy, a multi-faceted continuing education program that will train academic library practitioners to comprehensively address privacy and other related ethical implications of learning analytics projects. Prioritizing Privacy is funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant and more information is available on this website.

The six-week e-learning course will guide participants in exploring learning analytics, privacy theory, privacy-by-design principles, and research ethics. Participants will develop and present their own personal “Privacy Sourcebook” to document their learning and guide their practice after the course is complete. The course format is cohort-based and asynchronous, offered in the learning management system Canvas and structured by weekly deadlines and required readings, learning activities, and online discussions. Additional information about the curriculum is available on the project website ( 

Comments from participants in previous courses: 

  • The course content was excellent.
  • I have a concrete product from the course that I can use to keep moving forward.
  • The lectures, readings, and Privacy Sourcebook were all really well done.
  • The Privacy Sourcebook as a reflection and next steps tool were extremely valuable for me. 
  • Both of the instructors are experts and I thought they explained something complicated like LA [learning analytics] in a way that is accessible to a wide variety of audiences. 

To apply for this free opportunity, fill out the application to participate by September 7th:

Applicants will need to confirm that they:

  • Work in an academic library in the United States.
  • Have an interest in learning about academic libraries and learning analytics.
  • Have an interest in learning about privacy and other ethical considerations in learning analytics.
  • Commit to spending up to 5-6 hours/week during the course to engage in the community of practice and complete the learning activities.

Anticipating that there may be more interest than we can accommodate, selected participants will be notified in early February and others will be informed of the waitlist. 

If you have any questions about this project or the application to participate in the e-learning course, please feel contact Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, PI ( or Kyle Jones, Co-PI ( 

The Privacy Sourcebook has also been released as an open educational resource. Additional course materials will be made available later this year, which might be used for self-paced learning or by a library team self-organizing training. We will also be exploring options for future formal offerings of the e-learning course and welcome inquiries from those who might wish to contract for a custom, hosted offering.