Current News & Notes
The National Network of Librarians of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region will offer the online course “ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers”, starting January 11 and continuing through March 4. The course, which will meet eight times and will be worth 4 CE hours from the Medical Library Association, will cover the best strategies for making consumers aware of resources on genetic information that are user-friendly and timely.
(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)
We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply for a grant to help offset expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 23 – June 28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link to add NMRT to your ALA membership.
Approximately 20 librarians and library-science students from Illinois presented at the 78th Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual conference, which was held in St. Louis from November 6 to November 10. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community”, with a special emphasis on the ways in which research can be applied to real-life information problems.
Two librarians from Eastern Illinois University were recently featured on WCIA’s “CI Living” segment. (Watch the interview at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U2_c_RubxwY&feature=youtu.be.) Booth Library’s Stacey Knight-Davis and Todd Bruns discuss The Keep, Eastern Illinois University’s growing institutional repository.
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)
At its Fall Board Meeting on October 23, 2015, the ACRL Board of Directors approved the ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force to support the new ALA advocacy campaign. ACRL President Ann Campion Riley invites you to volunteer to serve on this newly-created task force. Please see the following charge, tasks and timeline: