CFP, 6th Annual LILi Conference

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6th Annual LILi Conference

Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Registration & Refreshments, 9:30am – 10:00am

CSU Northridge Oviatt Library

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

Creating Connections: Extending Our Instructional Reach Through Collaborations and Community Partnerships

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 22nd

How has your library developed successful instruction-related collaborations with other libraries, departments, organizations or community members? Do you have an idea percolating that you would like to “workshop” with LILi conference participants for feedback…or perhaps gain a new instruction focused partnership?  Collaborations start with relationships and interactions between people.  By working beyond traditional boundaries libraries can deliver better instruction, outcomes and value for their patrons and communities. This has become especially important for today’s libraries regardless of type, size or location, allowing them to surpass what each could accomplish on their own. 

Lifelong learning and information literacy (IL) development occurs in countless contexts and communities, within and outside the library. LILi invites you to share your library or program’s innovative instruction-related collaborations and relationships by submitting proposals with practical application with potential for adoption across library types. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following, all as related to making connections in order to foster information literacy and empowerment:

  • Instructional outreach initiatives
  • Instruction-related programming for various populations, including children, teens, seniors, immigrants, English language learners, and other marginalized groups 
  • Workshops, one-shots, credit courses, and training sessions supporting students/users/patrons in online and face-to-face settings
  • Embedded librarianship collaborations
  • Teaching through community archiving
  • Teaching partnerships between libraries and advocacy organizations
  • Academic, school or public library instructional partnerships
  • News and media literacy
  • Digital citizenship 
  • Service learning initiatives
  • Guiding people through new methods of information discovery
  • Teaching with transformative technologies
  • Creating lifelong learning opportunities 
  • Unlearning, re-learning, decolonizing, or other relevant info-pedagogy
  • Building networks and engagement to promote information services and instruction
  • Local, international, and digital partnerships and best practices  

LILi invites you to submit proposals for engaging and interactive presentations with practical applications by March 22, 2019. Notification of acceptance by May 15, 2019.   

The conference will include a diversity of sessions including 10-20 minute presentations, brief lightning talks and poster sessions.  Please note your preferred presentation formats when prompted on the registration form.

Submit proposals here:

LILi Conference Code of Conduct:

Questions? Email Mary McMillan at or Annie Knight at cked0 List Tab

Nominate a Librarian for Recognition

The 2019 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Please consider nominating a librarian with whom you’ve worked on a course, research project, or other initiative. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 15. Details and the nomination form are available online.

UCLA Center for the Study of Women Awards & Grants

Now accepting applications from UCLA Graduate Students for 2018-2019 CSW Awards and Grants


Travel Grants  For UCLA graduate students to support their travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality
Maximum Award of $400 (multiple awards given each cycle)
Spring Quarter 2019 Deadline (for travel between January 1-June 30, 2019): April 1, 2019 ·        

Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship For UCLA doctoral students engaged in research focusing on feminist and working-class issues and demonstrates excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism
$1500 Award
Deadline: April 1, 2019 ·        

Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., Graduate Award 
Recognizes UCLA graduate students for an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavorso   
$1000 Awardo   
Deadline: April 1, 2019 ·        

Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship For UCLA doctoral students engaged in research on women and/or gender
$3000 Awardo   
Deadline: April 1, 2019 ·        

Paula Stone Legal Research Fellowship
For UCLA J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., or PhD students engaged in research focusing on women and the law with preference given to research on women in the criminal/legal justice system
$3000 Award
Deadline: April 1, 2019       

Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship
For UCLA doctoral students engaged in research on women and/or gender using historical materials and methods
$3000 Award
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Where to Apply? 

Questions?Please contact Kristina Magpayo Nyden, Management Services Officer

11th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Eleventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohen, late Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. The competition is designed to encourage scholarship and to acquaint students with the AALL and law librarianship, and is open to students currently enrolled in accredited graduate programs in library science, law, history, and related fields. Essays may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Cengage Learning and present his or paper in a national webinar. Winning and runner-up entries will be invited to submit their entries to Unbound, the official journal of LH&RB. Past winning essays have gone on to be accepted by journals such as N.Y.U. Law Review, American Journal of Legal History, University of South Florida Law Review, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, and French Historical Review.The entry form and instructions are available at the LH&RB website:  Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., April 15, 2019 (EDT). Contact Info: 

Timothy Kearley
Professor Emeritus of Law
University of Wyoming
College of Law

Contact Email: tkearley@uwyo.eduURL:

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend – 2019 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio

Stipend to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference, June 14-18, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the 2019 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This award will be presented at the awards event at the 2019 SLA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive one complementary ticket to the awards event. SPIE Digital Library is the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research. The SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits a personal statement of up to 1000 words on how they believe this award will benefit them personally and professionally. Instructions for submission: Submit your application by March 15, 2019. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, name of your library school and statement to: Bette Finn at Applicants will receive notification on award status by late March. The award check will be presented at the SLA conference. The award recipient’s name will be posted to the Engineering Division’s website. An announcement and introduction of the award recipient will be posted to the Engineering Division website, and will appear as an article in the Sci-Tech News. The award winner will receive a one year SLA student membership to the Engineering Division ($20). The award winner will be required to fulfill one of the two post award requirements:
  • Attend an Engineering Division Board meeting shortly following the annual conference to give a report about your conference experience.
  • Submit an article to the Engineering Division newsletter, SciTech News, within six months of attending the conference covering your conference experience or what you took away from the conference.

Nominate a Librarian for Librarian of the Year

The 2019 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Please consider nominating a librarian who you’ve worked with on a course, research project, or other project. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 15. Details and the nomination form are available online.

README Weekly Lab Hours

Join README during our weekly Lab Hours! 

For the 2019 winter quarter through March 12th, members of README will be posted up in the IS Lab (Zone A) on Tuesdays from 11am-12pm. Each week, we will circulate a topic and relevant short news article through our website, IS-Net, and our listserv to better frame the conversation. If you have a topic or article suggestion, send it to or @ us on Twitter at @uclareadme

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Topic for January 22: Menstrual Surveillance! This week we will be talking about the rise of “femtech” and, specifically, the proliferation of period apps that profit off of menstrual surveillance.

To help prep for the discussion, we’re reading “Period tracking apps are not for women” by Kaitlyn Tiffany (2018) and “Your menstrual app is probably selling data about your body” by Sarah Burke (2018). Though the first article is not as trans-inclusive as we would like, it will be a great springboard for our broader conversation about gender, technology, and intimate surveillance! Join us!

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#READMELabHour on Twitter

Conference Scholarship, Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) has engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs designed to advance the scholarly study of Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia and the Latino/a diasporas.  We are offering a scholarship that enables master’s candidates in an ALA-accredited library and information studies program or an archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. Scholarship candidates must have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study and hold a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or the Latino/a diasporas.

For full information about SALALM and the SALALM Scholarship’s application requirements, see  SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship and SALALM Scholarship Past Winners.

This poster offers a brief overview of the SALALM Scholarship.  

NASIG Opportunities

NASIG is a professional organization that focuses broadly on the information community with emphasis on e-resource and serials management, as well as scholarly communications work. The organization encourages student involvement through free student membership and low-cost conference and webinar attendance.

Registration for the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference in Pittsburgh has just opened at The early bird rate for students is $100 for a conference. There are also some student awards available, with an application deadline of February 8: 

John Riddick Student Grant 

Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship

A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in an information resource management career.