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7/3/20201:00 - 2:00 pm


The Collaborating Partners* organizations will host Creating Inclusive Libraries: Gender and Sexuality Awareness, an online event series on Tuesday July 7, July 14, and July 21, at noon.(EDT).

Session 1 - Resiliency Rising & Shining Out
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm (EDT)
This session will feature a keynote on inclusive leadership, ally ship, and living as your true self, by Graci Harkema, an experienced diversity and inclusion consultant with Graci LLC. Ms. Harkema specializes in equity and inclusive leadership training within the Fortune 500, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. She is currently writing a book on her story, including her experience as a person of color and as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in Michigan.

The cost to attend the series is $25. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.mmlcevents.info/events/collaborating-partners-2020/

 *Collaborating Partners are:
Library of Michigan
Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA)
Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)
Michigan Cooperative Directors Association
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
 
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

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7/7/202012:00 - 1:30 pm


If you’re building or maintaining an open education or textbook affordability campus program, you may have found that some faculty are completely on-board and ready to go. Others, however, are hesitant about the initiative, which can prevent your program from gaining momentum. This session explores methods for growing faculty participation in your program by using positive messaging, thanking faculty champions publicly, and helping faculty feel that they are a valued part of your initiative.

Presenter:  Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University

This webinar is free for MiALA, MHSLA, and ALAO members but registration is required!

(This session was scheduled to be presented at the MiALA Annual Conference in May 2020 that was canceled due to the pandemic.)

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7/13/20203:00 - 4:00 pm


The Collaborating Partners* organizations will host Creating Inclusive Libraries: Gender and Sexuality Awareness, an online event series on Tuesday July 7, July 14, and July 21, at noon.(EDT).

Session 2 - Supporting LGBTQIA+ Patrons & Staff in Libraries
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm (EDT)
Presented by Kelly Boston

This presentation will go over basic information and terminology in regards to gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as how intersectionality with race, disability, and more shape the identities of library patrons. Best practices for inclusivity for patrons and staff will be shared. We will also cover the concept of self-censorship during collection development, the importance of including materials with characters and information that represent all patrons including LGBTQ+, and will include resources to guide you if they are challenged.

Kelly Boston is a certified school library media specialist in Michigan, and holds an MLIS degree and ND school library endorsement. She is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and lives with her wife and two cats, Calvin and Hobbes, in Grand Rapids Michigan where she serves on the Grand Rapids Public Library Board of Commissioners. 

The cost to attend the series is $25. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.mmlcevents.info/events/collaborating-partners-2020/

 *Collaborating Partners are:
Library of Michigan
Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA)
Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)
Michigan Cooperative Directors Association
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
 
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
 

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7/14/202012:00 - 1:30 pm


SAVE THE DATE!
 
Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians
July 15-17, 2020
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
 
Please save the date (July 15-17, 2020) for the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians! This immersive 2 ½ day conference offers librarians an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of librarians providing research support for scientists.  Whether you work with medical researchers, engineering undergrads, or physicists looking for the next nanoparticle, you’ll find something of interest at GLSBC 2020
 
Registration will open in Spring 2020.
Boot Camp website: https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakessbc
Contact Danny Dotson (dotson.77@osu.edu) if you have any questions.
 

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7/15/2020
-7/17/2020
 Danny Dotson


The Collaborating Partners* organizations will host Creating Inclusive Libraries: Gender and Sexuality Awareness, an online event series on Tuesday July 7, July 14, and July 21, at noon.(EDT).

Session 3 - Building (More) Inclusive Libraries
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm (EDT)
Presented by Dr. Jessica Garcia

In this presentation we will discuss the business case for diversity and inclusion as it applies to library staff and members, introduce the concept of implicit bias and how it shows up, and actionable steps to reduce bias in our encounters.

Jessica Garcia, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of Hummingbird Solutions, LLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. In this role, Garcia offers business and community members the tools and resources to create and sustain inclusive environments for their employees, clients, and constituents.  She has consulted with and trained thousands of participants across a wide range of industries in the public and private sectors providing interactive, customized services on topics such as best business practices; implicit bias and microaggressions; bystander intervention; inclusive leadership; recruitment, retention, and advancement; and inclusive teaching.
 
In addition to her work with Hummingbird Solutions, LLC, Garcia serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Garcia held a joint position in the Department of Sociology and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives at Michigan State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Michigan State University in Sociology.

The cost to attend the series is $25. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.mmlcevents.info/events/collaborating-partners-2020/

 *Collaborating Partners are:
Library of Michigan
Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA)
Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)
Michigan Cooperative Directors Association
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
 
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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7/21/202012:00 - 1:30 pm


In our ongoing partnership, the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) and the Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA) invite you to our first ever joint MHSLA/MiALA pop-up conference! This will be an all virtual opportunity to "meet" with library colleagues across the state before our two associations host our joint conference in 2022! Registration is FREE for MHSLA and MiALA members!. Join us to learn about how academic, academic medical, and hospital libraries around the state are tailoring library services to meet the needs of our adult learners. The day will feature a three-hour continuing education course on generational learners followed by two panel discussions on teaching learners at different education levels and methods for accommodating learners through our collections, services, and more! Registration closes July 13, 2020.


When: Monday, July 27, 2020; 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (with 1 hour lunch break)
Where: Virtual via Zoom
What: Learn how academic, academic medical, and hospital libraries around the state are tailoring library services to meet the needs of our adult learners and how you can re-examine your teaching approaches with different generations of learners.


Conference Highlights:
“Adapting Teaching Strategies for the New iGeneration: Translating Generational Research for the Newest Generation​” Continuing Education Course (worth 3 MLA CEs) As educators, we must acknowledge the fact that a new generation has arrived and we must be ready to adapt. For the most part, millennials have successfully matriculated and we are now faced with the next generation. Researchers have coined this new generation iGen or GenZ. Current data indicate that learning styles and curricular strategies that may have been useful for the millennials might not be effective for iGen learners. Due to generational differences, experienced educators might struggle to grasp characteristics unique to this generation; we must re-examine our curricula as what is intuitive to us may not be intuitive to them. In this session, we will develop effective strategies for adapting to these changing times. 

The CE will be co-presented by Rebecca Pratt, PhD, and Tracey Taylor, PhD, biomedical science faculty members at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in Rochester, Michigan.

Dr. Pratt joined OUWB as Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies in January 2018. She specializes in teaching clinical anatomy, radiology, histology, and embryology with research interests in mindfulness in the medical curriculum, evidence-based medical education and assessment, and anatomy retention and recall in medical school training. She previously held faculty appointments at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV, and Grand Valley State University and received her PhD in Cell Biology and Oncology from Purdue University.

Dr. Taylor currently serves as the Interim Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies, joining OUWB in August 2014. She specializes in teaching microbiology and infectious diseases and her research centers on the use of online learning modules for microbiology laboratory teaching, medical student peer assessment, investigation of the quality of life of Polio survivors, and the spread and impact of infections in homeless populations. She preciously held faculty appointments at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences prior to joining OUWB and received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Western Ontario, London.

Two Panel Discussions featuring panelists from both of our organizations!
  • Panel 1 “Teaching Learners at Different Education Levels” with perspectives from four librarians in the community college, undergraduate, graduate, medical, and resident levels. Learn about their varying teaching & assessment methods, lessons learned, and looking to the future:
    • Mary Beeker, MLIS, Librarian, Northwestern Michigan College Osterlin Library, Traverse City, MI
    • Mary Fitzpatrick, MLIS, GME Librarian, McLaren Medical Library, Flint, MI
    • Margaret Hoogland, MLS, Assistant Professor, Clinical Medical Librarian, The University of Toledo Mulford Health Sciences Library, Toledo, OH
    • Rebecca Renirie, MLIS, Assistant Professor, Distance Education, Biology and Engineering Librarian, Central Michigan University Libraries, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Panel 2 “Methods of Support for Adult Learning” How do we best tailor our services to accommodate different learners including through our collections, outreach, accessibility? 
    • Iris Kovar-Gough, MLS, Liaison Librarian to the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University Libraries, Lansing, MI
    • Barbara Platts, MLIS, Manager, Knowledge Management Services, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI

Registration: This will now be an all virtual conference via Zoom!
  • MiALA/MHSLA Member: FREE, but registration required
  • Non-Member: $10

For more information and to register, visit the conference information page: https://miala.org/adult_learners.php Registration will remain open through Monday, July 13.
 

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7/27/202010:00 am - 2:30 pm


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8/7/20201:00 - 2:00 pm


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