The following National Library of Medicine traveling exhibits will be hosted by Illinois academic libraries at some point in 2016. (The list does not include libraries that hosted an exhibit from late 2015 to the beginning of 2016.) The purpose of the exhibits is to educate not just students, but members of the general public, about the history of medicine, including present-day issues.
Are you heavily involved with the first-year student experience, whether it be through teaching library instruction in the classroom or through assisting them with reference questions at the library itself? Are you looking to build long-term relationships with students over the course of their college careers, to ensure that the library will be an integral part of their academic success?
Are you interested in sparking discussion among your colleagues at the ALA 2016 Annual Conference? Do you have an idea about a library service or program that others might find useful? Do you just want to share your thoughts on the future of the profession? Consider submitting a proposal for a “Conversation Starter” or “Ignite Session” at this June’s ALA Annual Conference. Conversation Starters last 45 minutes and may take the form of a lecture, panel, or discussion.
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) Are you interested in submitting a proposal for the ACRL 2017 Conference (http://conference.acrl.org/)? Join members of the ACRL 2017 Conference Committee for a free hour-long webcast at 1:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, March 3, 2016. During this live webcast, committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on submitting your best ACRL 2017 conference proposal.
(via David Ketchum, University of Oregon–dketchum@UOREGON.EDU) DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for proposals–Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2016 volume: Student Retention and the Academic Library; Series editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana; Volume editor: Kellian Clink, Minnesota State University, Mankato