Current News & Notes
(via Cyndi Robinson, Illinois Library Association) The early bird registration deadline for the IACRL Conference is Monday, February 29. Register now and save, at https://www.ila.org/events/iacrl-conference.
The American Library Association’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is seeking feedback on participation in ALA events, particularly regarding the impact that economic circumstances have on the decision to attend, or not to attend, a gathering. The survey is part of a larger effort by the ALA to ensure that the organization is as inclusive as possible.
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) The deadline for early bird registration ($150) for IACRL's 2016 Conference, "Raise Your Voice: Librarians in the Lead," is next Monday, February 29. Register now for the best price! Students get a special rate of $75.
(via Joyce A. Meldrem, Director of Loras College Library in Dubuque, IA) Please join us for the 2016 Midwest Interlibrary Loan Conference (http://www.dalinc.org/midwestill/). It will take place from 8:45 AM to 2:50 PM on Friday, April 8, at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. The conference, sponsored by the Dubuque Area Library Information Consortium, offers a variety of interlibrary loan content at reasonable price ($60.00) that includes lunch.
(via Lizabeth Pinkerton, Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN) Registration for the spring administration of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium’s Research Practices Survey is open. The HEDS Research Practices Survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete and includes questions that map to each of the Association of College and Research Libraries' five information literacy competency standards.