Webinar: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries

The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Register: https://bit.ly/36FyNca

Description: The 2020 Census will determine how money and services are distributed for the next ten years. Libraries have always played an important part in the Census, and they will be even more important in helping every citizen be informed and counted in the 2020 Census. For the first time citizens will be able to fill out their forms online. This webinar focuses on the importance of libraries helping reach hard-to-count communities. Statistics from ALA show that more than 24 million citizens do not have high speed internet connection at home. Libraries are a trusted source of information in their communities for all citizens. It will be important for libraries to make sure they are informed and can accurately dispel disinformation about the 2020 Census.

About the Presenter:

Patricia B. Ball is a manager with the Cobb County Public Library System and has been a Public Librarian for many years. She chaired the E-Government Services Subcommittee for Washington Office ALA and has served on various ALA and LITA Committees. Patricia currently serves as a member of the ALA 2020 Census Task Force.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page: https://bit.ly/36FyNca

2. Complete and submit the form.

3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.

4. If asked for a password to attend the webinar use 0000.

Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions:

2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference – Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals 2020
Save the Date / Call for Proposals!
2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Friday, June 12, 2020
Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

Digital Divide is a term that refers to the gap between those who have ready
access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. The Digital Divide
is a social challenge that has an impact on the culture in every region. Join
us for a full exploration of Digital Divide 3.0, its impact on sustainability
and retention, and its applications in Information Literacy Instruction.

Our keynote speakers are Maura Smale, Chief Librarian and Professor, New York
City College of Technology, and Mariana Regalado, Head of Reference and
Instruction and Professor, Brooklyn College.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your
colleagues to submit proposals for breakout workshops (45-50 minutes long with
a 10-15 minute Q & A session).

Proposals may address the following areas:
• sustainability
• retention
• social justice
• digital insecurity
• information privilege
• other topics addressing the Digital Divide and Information Literacy

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian are highly encouraged to submit a
We encourage proposals from out-of-state colleagues.

For consideration, please submit a proposal by March 9, 2020 using our
electronic form: https://tinyurl.com/uyc8t8m

Benefits to the presenters include eligibility for one-half conference
registration fee for up to two presenters and the opportunity to build your
presentation experience and receive valuable feedback from your colleagues.
Accepted proposals will be notified on or about March 23, 2020. Questions
regarding proposals should be directed to Kyle Lynes at lynes@hartford.edu

Learn more about the CT IL Conference:

Library Juice Academy Courses starting soon!

Mindfulness for Reduced Stress

Instructor: Katie Scherrer
Dates: March 2nd through 29th, 2020
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175


The scientific research on mindfulness is in and it is remarkable. Through simply making time in our lives to pay attention, on purpose, and without judgement (practicing mindfulness), we can actually change our brains in ways that reduce stress and replace our tendency toward worry, stress, fear, anger, depression, and anxiety with flexibility, calm, self-regulation, informed decision-making, peace, and happiness. This workshop introduces participants to the science of mindfulness, specifically exploring ways in which mindfulness can support library work. To get the most benefit, participants should plan to dedicate a minimum of 5-10 minutes per day engaging in the various mindfulness practices presented in the workshop. To reap the benefits of mindfulness in our daily lives, we must go beyond learning about its benefits. We must actually begin to practice, and this course guides participants in doing just that.

For a basic introduction to mindfulness, and to get a sense of Katie’s teaching style, you can view an archived version of her May 2018 Infopeople webinar.
Katie Scherrer is a consultant, writer, early childhood education trainer, librarian, yoga teacher, and the founder of Stories, Songs, and Stretches!, a startup devoted to enhancing early learning through embodied play. Katie began working in public libraries in 2005 and quickly discovered that her Spanish-language skills were in great demand. Completely unexpectedly, librarianship became her career and working with Latinx immigrant communities became her passion. At the same time, she discovered the practices of yoga and mindfulness, which slowly transformed her life into one of greater empowerment and less reactivity. Katie has been working as a consultant since 2012, helping libraries and educational organizations increase their inclusion of Latinx communities. She now travels across the country, sharing workshops on mindfulness, inclusion, yoga, and other related topics with librarians, educators, social workers, yoga teachers, and others who serve children and families. Her teaching style is encouraging and warm, while grounded in research and current best practices. Katie is an active member of ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) and a lifetime member of REFORMA (The National Organization to Promote Library and Information Sciences to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking). She was a member of the 2013 Pura Belpré book award committee, and has published two books with the American Library Association, Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish (coauthored with Jamie Campbell Naidoo) and Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement. Find more at http://www.connectedcommunitiesconsulting.com and http://www.storiessongsandstretches.com.

Course Structure
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info
You can register for any of our courses through the first week of instruction (as long as the course is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446


SUNYLA 2020 – Call for Proposals

SUNYLA 2020The Heart of the Campus: Accessible, Inclusive, & Inspiring Libraries

Location: Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, NY)

When: June 17-19, 2020

Call for proposals

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 21, 2020

The Planning Committee is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops, lightning talks, and breakout session presentations in the following tracks:

· Accessibility and Equity

· Archives and Special Collections

· Cataloging and Technical Services

· Collection Development

· Leadership and Management

· Open Educational Resources or other Textbook Affordability Efforts

· Professional Development

· Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

· Reference and Instruction

· Scholarly Communication

· Systems and Technology

The proposal form will allow you to assign more than one track to your presentation. If you are not sure which track your presentation fits into, submit your proposal and reviewers will assign a track.

Please submit your proposals here: Call for Proposals. Submit a separate form for each workshop or presentation if proposing multiple sessions.

Presentation options:

· Pre-conference workshop

Date: June 17, 2020

Length of time: 90 minutes

Typical workshops are active trainings where participants have the opportunity for hands-on practice or time for critical thinking and application.

· Breakout session presentation

Date: June 18-19, 2020

Length of time: 45 minutes

· Lightning talk

Date: June 18-19, 2020

Length of time: 10 minutes or under

For information regarding conference expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses. Presenters receive a 25% registration fee discount.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at MVCC for SUNYLA 2020!

Best regards,

Jocelyn Ireland

Instructional Design Librarian

SUNYLA 2nd VP, Conference Chair

Library Instruction Tennessee Annual Conference 2020 – Call for Proposals

Please note the fast-approaching submission deadline of Feb. 5, 2020.

Library Instruction Tennessee Annual Conference 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN


You are invited to submit a session proposal for the 3rd Annual Library Instruction Tennessee (LIT) conference. The conference is organized by the LIT Steering Committee and will take place at Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center on Friday, June 12th, 2020.

Please propose sessions engaging with the theme of TRANSFORMATION. What has been transformative in your practice? What steps have you taken in your transformation? What pedagogies, tools, or practices have you considered (or discarded) on your path? How have you succeeded, or even more transformative, how have you failed?

We encourage you to submit your innovative ideas, successes (or failures!), and goals for library instruction so we can share them with the larger library instruction community. We welcome alternative formats to a straightforward presentation, including interactive sessions and roundtable discussions.

Topics of interest:

Engagement & Outreach




Critical Information Literacy

Reflective Practice & Self Care

Professional Tips for New Instruction Librarians

Hiring, Onboarding, and Management in Instructional Services

…or any other topics you’d like to propose!

Guide for presenters:

Deadline for submissions: February 5th, 2020.

Submit your proposal via the LIT Proposal Submission Form.

Also, please join the conversation on our social media platforms. We encourage sharing information, stories, ideas, and even frustrations. See the links below!

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: February 5th, 2020

Notification of acceptance: Early March, 2020

LIT Conference: June 12, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact:

Email: libraryinstructiontn@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/libinstructtn

Facebook: LIT Library Instruction Tennessee

We look forward to seeing you at LIT 2020!

LIT Steering Committee:

Jenny Harris, Austin Peay State University

Ashley Roach-Freiman, University of Memphis

Sarah Smith, St. Louis Community College

Lori Warren, Chattanooga State Community College

Lyndy Wibking, Roane State Community College

Aaron Wimer, The Citadel Daniel Library

Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI)

Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that applications are open for the annual Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) and LALI-Archives and Special Collections (LALI-ASC).

LALI helps librarians and archivists develop and refine their skills as learner-centered teachers, instructional designers, and collaborators by introducing them to the practice of active learning pedagogy—that is, pedagogy in which students are made active collaborators in the common endeavor of research instruction. Participants learn by doing and by reflecting, together, on what they have done.

Learn more, and apply by March 18, on the LALI website:


In the words of one LALI alum:
“It was an intensive, hands-on, and collaborative engagement with the principles and practice of active learning, tailored to the needs of teaching librarians. It was also the most responsive, supportive, and welcoming professional development experience I’ve had to date.”

This year, there is one offering of LALI and two offerings of LALI-ASC.
LALI, July 27-29, 2020
LALI-ASC, July 15-18, 2020
LALI-ASC, August 12-15, 2020

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Reinvigorate your teaching in a community of peers!

ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee Webinars

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee invites you to join us for our spring webinars:

Emotions in the Workplace

Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST

Register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zdzg4HkUTF-So1HUxL3_Nw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Many different forms of work contain a requirement, often unspoken, for employees to “put on a happy face,” and careers like librarianship, with high customer-service interactions requiring emotional labor, often tax employees’ physical and emotional health. This work can be even more draining for employees who are marginalized by virtue of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Leaders are influential in setting the stage for how emotion work is viewed in an organization and can thus play a role in creating conditions that encourage emotionally healthy work environments for everyone. In this session, we’ll discuss the science behind emotional labor, emotional intelligence, and emotional regulation. We’ll also offer suggestions for leaders to implement practices that lessen the negative impacts such work can bring and enhance emotional understanding and management.

Presenter: Miriam L. Matteson

Associate Professor at the Kent State University School of Information and Interim Associate Dean in the College of Communication and Information

Miriam’s research broadly explores emotion in the workplace, including emotional labor, dispositional affect, as well as interpersonal and emotional soft skills in a variety of library settings. She is also engaged in research and program development on continuing management education for librarians. She has published in College and Research Libraries, Library and Information Science Research, Library Management, Library Quarterly, and portal: Libraries and the Academy. She is the editor of the Future Voices in Public Services column in Public Services Quarterly. Before earning her PhD in Library Science from the University of Maryland she worked as a reference and instruction librarian at the University of Maryland University College. She has also worked as a music cataloger at Indiana University, and a project manager at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.

Management & Leadership: The Practical Application of the Theories Behind Team Building

Thursday, March 19, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST

Register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YHUq8CRXQ1urPY2Lz_bAQw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Working in teams can be a productive method of completing complex tasks while also engaging in participatory learning. Team-based work combines the skills, knowledge, and experience of individuals to work and create with innovation and efficiency. However, team building is an ongoing process, and those in leadership should be thoughtfully intentional when it comes to team building. This webinar will look at team development models, their practical application, and use by managers and leaders.

Presenter: Nikhat J. Ghouse (pronounced: Nick-Khath Goss)

Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Diversity Alliance Residency Program at American University

In addition, to her day job, Nikhat works at an Organization Development Consultant within libraries and academia. Her area of expertise includes change management, strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, and facilitation. Additionally, Nikhat is the incoming Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section. She completed her Master of Science in Organization Development at the School of Public Affairs at American University, a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts in History at Cleveland State University.

Inclusive Pedagogy and Inclusive Instructional Programs

Thursday, April 2, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST

Register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGOh5svUQEaz3JWV5GA8XA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

[Program description forthcoming]


Maisha Carey, Organizational Development and Learning Librarian, Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware

Meg Grotti, Assistant Head of Instructional Services, University of Delaware