LOEX Currents
November 30, 2018

[announcements] [professional development] [job notices] [readings] [facts and figures]



***LOEX 2019 Conference*** will be held in Minneapolis, MN on May 9-11, 2019. Up North: Reflect, Reconnect, Renew.
- The Call for Proposals for breakout sessions has closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!
- Announced is the Call for Poster Proposals for students and fellows/residents - contact any students you know and encourage them to submit a proposal by January 28, 2019.

The 2018 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium will be held December 7, 2018 at Baruch College. Libraries in Direct Action.

ALA Midwinter will be held January 25-29, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Registration is open.

Illinois Information Literacy Summit will be held April 5, 2019 at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. The call for proposals in now open until January 19, 2019.

CCLI (California Conference Library Instruction) 2019 will be held at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA on May 3, 2019. Reimagining Student Success: Approaches That Increase Participation, Representation, and Relevance.

WILU 2019 will be held May 22-24, 2019 in Winnipeg, MB.


ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award recognizes academic librarians and staff who work together as a team to develop academic libraries that are outstanding in furthering the educational missions of their institutions. Award: $3,000 donated by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO for each type of academic library. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award. Send in a nomination to recognize an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development. Award: $5,000 donated by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO and a plaque. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award. Apply/nominate any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education. Award: $1,200 to attend the ALA Annual Conference and a plaque. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. Nominate an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. Award: $1,000. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Instruction Section Innovation Award. Nominate a project that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming. Award: $3,000 cash and a citation for the winner, sponsored by EBSCO Information Services. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award. This award recognizes an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years. Winners are awarded a $3,000 cash prize donated by EBSCO Information Services. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

ACRL College Libraries Section Innovation in College Librarianship Award. The purpose is to recognize college librarians and staff who demonstrate successful introduction of innovation in their library through a new idea, method, project, or device that enhances student learning and/or faculty development and overall works to promote the library as integral to the achievement of the college's mission. Award: $1,000 from Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Deadline: December 7, 2018.

ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction from an individual and from a library. Submissions from all types of libraries are welcome. Awards: $1,000, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15, 2019.

ALA and ACRL News

ACRL announces the publication the two-volume Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment, edited by Marwin Britto and Kirsten Kinsley. Forty-two case studies are divided into two comprehensive volumes—from beginning assessment work through assessment activities that are more difficult to measure and generally more time- and resource-intensive—to provide practicable ideas and effective strategies for all levels of experience, assessment skills, stages of implementation, and access to resources.

Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information-Literate Students, a 90-minute Workshop, will occur on December 5, 2018 at 1:30pm Central. ALA Member Price is $54

Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work, a 4-week Asynchronous eCourse, will begin on January 21, 2019. Price is $175; ALA Member Price is $157.50.


Professional Development

Call for papers and book reviews: LOEX Quarterly
Reach out to the LOEX membership and share your instruction ideas and innovations. The focus is on substantive, but practical articles, so do not miss an opportunity to share with others your interesting programs, experiences, ideas or insights. Submissions are relatively short: between 1000-2000 words. Email contact@loex.org if you have any questions. Deadline for the next issue: February 15, 2019.

The new book, Transforming Information Literacy Instruction: Threshold Concepts in Theory and Practice by Amy R. Hofer, Silvia Lin Hanick, and Lori Townsend has been published. $65.


Job Notices

AR (Fayetteville) - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Dean of Libraries - Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018.

CA (Carson) - California State University Dominguez Hills - Student Success Librarian - Open until filled.

CA (Fresno) - California State University, Fresno - First Year Student Success Librarian - Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2018.

CA (Los Angeles) - UCLA - Sciences Data Librarian - Application deadline for first consideration is December 6, 2018.

CA (Monterey Bay) - California State University, Monterey Bay - Research and Instruction Librarian - The deadline for priority consideration is December 1, 2018.

CA (Pleasant Hill) - Diablo Valley College - Librarian - Job close date is January 7, 2019.

CA (Pomona) - Cal Poly Pomona University - Reference and Instruction Librarian - Open until filled.

CA (Orange) - Chapman University - Assessment Librarian - Open until filled.

CT (Danbury) - Naugatuck Valley Community College - Librarian - Applications close December 19, 2018.

GA (Augusta) - Georgia Gwinnett College - Allied Health Sciences Librarian - Open until filled.

GA (Lawrenceville) - Augusta University - Reference and Instruction Librarian - Open until filled.

GA (Macon) - Mercer University - Digital Archivist - Open until filled.

KY (Highland Heights) - Northern Kentucky University - Instructional Services Librarian - Open until filled.

KY (Lexington) - University of Kentucky - Hispanic Studies and Political Science Librarian - The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

LA (New Orleans) - Xavier University of Louisiana - First Year Experience (FYE), Research & Instruction Librarian - Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018.

LA (New Orleans) - Xavier University of Louisiana - Science Librarian, Research & Instruction - Review of applications is in progress.

MI (Detroit) - Wayne State University - Learning and Research Support Librarian (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology) - Open until filled.

MI (Rochester) - Oakland University - Assistant Professor, Digital Strategies Librarian - Open until filled.

MT (Bozeman) - Montana State University - Instructional Technology Librarian - First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 15, 2018.

NC (Raleigh) - NCSU - Associate Head, Research Engagement - Open until filled.

NC (Raleigh) - NCSU - NC LIVE Instruction Librarian - Open until filled.

NC (Raleigh) - NCSU - NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2019-2021 - Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt. Interviews will be held January/February 2019.

NE (Omaha) - University of Nebraska Medical Center - Education and Research Services Librarian - Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by December 1, 2018.

NC (Winston-Salem) - Wake Forest University - Research and Instruction Librarian for Engineering and Science - Open until filled.

OR (Oregon City) - Clackamas Community College - Librarian - Closing date is December 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Qatar (Doha) - Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar - Instruction and Engagement Librarian - Review of applications will begin January 6, 2019.

SC (Aiken) - University of South Carolina Aiken - STEM and Emerging Technologies Librarian - Applications received by November 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.

TN (Knoxville) - University of Tennessee - Social Sciences Data Librarian - Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018.

TX (Fort Worth) - UNT Health Science Center - Research and Education Librarian - Open until filled.

TX (Houston) - University of Houston - Online Learning Librarian - Open until filled.

UT (Ogden) - Weber State University - Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Technology Librarian - Open until filled.

WA (Auburn) - Green River College - Full Time Tenure Track Librarian - Closing date for applications is January 1, 2019.

WA (Bellingham) - Western Washington University - Faculty Librarian - Application review begins January 6, 2019.

WA (Spokane) - Gonzaga University - STEM Librarian - Close date is January 4, 2019.



CA (Arcata) - Humboldt State University - College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian - First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2018.

CA (Arcata) - Humboldt State University - College of Professional Studies Librarian - First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2018.

CA (Arcata) - Humboldt State University - First Year & Student Success Librarian - First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2018.

CA (Camarillo) - CSU Channel Islands - Dean of the Library - Open until filled but only applications received by January 22, 2019, can be assured full consideration.

CA (Los Angeles) - Cal State Los Angeles - Librarian, General - Assistant Librarian - For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2018.

CA (Santa Cruz) - University of California, Santa Cruz - Digital Scholarship Librarian - The initial review date is November 12. 2018.

FL (Fort Myers) - Florida Gulf Coast University - Health & Human Services Librarian - Open until filled.

MD (Baltimore) - University of Maryland - Baltimore County - Data Services & Reference Librarian I - Review of application materials will begin November 13, 2018.

MI (Lansing) - Library of Michigan - Community Engagement Librarian - Open until filled.

NC (Raleigh) - NC State - Discovery Systems Librarian - Open until filled.

NV (Las Vegas) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Teaching & Learning Librarian for Online Education - Review of candidates' materials will begin on October 22, 2018.

PA (Pittsburgh) - Duquesne University - Head of Teaching and Learning - Open until filled.

SC (Greenville) - Furman University - Science Librarian - Open until filled.

TX (Austin) - University of Texas - Assessment Librarian - Open until filled.

TX (Austin) - University of Texas - Information Literacy Librarian - Open until filled.



Abbie Basile and Sherry Matis (November 2018). Is there an app for that? A review of mobile apps for information literacy classes. College & Research Libraries News, 79(4), 546-550.

Carl A. Lehnen and Terri Artemchik (2018). Survey of modern language research guides: A window on disciplinary information literacy. Reference Services Review, 46(4), 463-478.

Heather A. Howard, Nora Wood and Ilana Stonebraker (2018). Mapping information literacy using the Business Research Competencies. Reference Services Review, 46(4), 543-564.

Megan Oakleaf (November 15, 2018). Library Integration in Institutional Learning Analytics. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/ on November 16, 2018.

David M. Perry interview of Kevin Kruse (November 28, 2018). How to Beat Demagogues Onoline: Know Your History. Retrieved from https://psmag.com/education/ on November 28, 2018.

Jane S. Halonen and Dana S. Dunn (November 27, 2018). Does ‘High-Impact’ Teaching Cause High-Impact Fatigue? The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Joshua Kim (November 28, 2018). Academic Libraries and 'The Library Book’ https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/ on November 28, 2018.

David Bixenspan (November 28, 2018). When the Internet Archive Forgets. Retrieved from https://gizmodo.com/ on November 28, 2018.


Facts and Figures

"Post-Millennials (aka Generation Z) are more likely than earlier generations to be pursuing college. In 2017, 59% of 18- to 20-year-olds who were no longer in high school were enrolled in college. Among Millennials and Gen Xers at similar ages smaller shares were pursuing college (53% and 44%, respectively)." This increase has been driven by large gains among women, Hispanics and blacks.
Pew Research Center, Retrieved on November 27, 2018.

Nearly 34,000 people have applied in 2018 for student loan forgiveness through the $350 million "fix-it" fund; just 26 borrowers have been approved.
CNBC, Retrieved on November 2, 2018.

...and: the "LIFE Magazine: Interesting Page of the Month" - from November 6, 1964 (pg. 30)
Brad's thoughts - I understand advertising—particularly for sports cars, alcohol, supplements, etc—has long appealed to ego and an idealized "look how popular you could be!" scenario. But as a person who actually works in a "small mid-western city", were we ever such rubes that we couldn't tell that this ad was way over the top? I understand the appeal of wall-to-wall carpeting and vinyl upholstery can be life-changing, but still.

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