Employment: Assistant librarian — University of Wyoming Libraries Regional Medical Library/ Membership Coordinator

Employment: Assistant librarian -University of Wyoming Libraries Regional Medical Library/ Membership Coordinator

The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for the Wyoming Membership Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR). The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information. Continue reading

Webinar: Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries, Sept 23

Webinar: Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries

Deadline: Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. Central on Monday, September 23, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
1-2 PM, CT
Online

Join members of the PLA Social Work Task Force for this introduction to the use of trauma-informed approaches in public libraries.

A trauma-informed approach generally means understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and working with them to engender trust in libraries. Adopting trauma-informed approaches reduces barriers to library access, makes the library a more welcoming place, and positions the library as part of the solution for many of the issues faced by patrons experiencing trauma. Continue reading

Webinar: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Health Information Outreach to Immigrant and Refugee Populations, Sept 13

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Health Information Outreach to Immigrant and Refugee Populations.

Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Librarian Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region
September 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM, EST
Free

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ACRL-WA 2019 Conference Registration, Scholarships, and Keynote Announced, Sep 6

ACRL-WA 2019 Conference Registration, Scholarships, and Keynote Announced

Deadline: Application for student scholarships to attend is September 6, 2019.

October 24 & 25, 2019
Pack Forest in Eaton Washington

Registration is now open for the 2019 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Washington/Oregon Conference. The theme of the conference is Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries: Dismantling Structures of Oppression. Student scholarships are available to help cover costs of attending. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralina L. Joseph, Director of the UW’s Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity. The title of the keynote is “Interrupting Microaggressions.”

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Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session, Oct 1

Call for Roundtable Participants: ChLA: Phoenix Award Session

Deadline: Applications due by October 1, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18-20, 2020

The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children’s Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference, held in Bellevue from June 18-20, 2020, and hosted by the University of Washington. The Phoenix Awards recognize exceptional books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value. Continue reading

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020, Sep 20

Call for Papers: 2020 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel Children’s Literature Association Conference 2020

Deadline: Applications due by September 20, 2019

June 18-20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington
Sustaining #OwnVoices Scholars

Increasingly, the field of children’s literature has been endorsing texts that fit within the #ownvoices umbrella, a tag used to describe “kidlit about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group” (@corinneduyvis). However, as Kate Slater notes in her introduction to the 2017 #WeNeedDiverseScholars Forum in The Lion and the Unicorn, “our field can do more to incorporate and recognize the voices of scholars of color and Native scholars” (79). The discrepancy between #ownvoices books and #ownvoices scholars must be remedied. Thus, because of this year’s conference theme’s emphasis on eco-activism, it is important to create an environment within children’s literature scholarship that fosters voices of diverse scholars. Continue reading

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature, Sep 15

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel Session on Korean Children’s Literature

Deadline: September 15, 2019

47th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference
Hosted by University of Washington
June 18 – 20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special focus panel on Korean children’s literature, to be presented at the 47th Children’s Literature Association Conference. This conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington from June 18 through 20, 2020. Continue reading