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LOEX 2020: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
We Can Do It!: Building the Best in Library Instruction

48th Annual LOEX Conference
May 7-9, 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan

You are invited to Ypsilanti for LOEX 2020 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see librarians from many places & backgrounds discuss how both instructional ingenuity and tried-and-true successes can impact student learning.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:
* Pedagogy: Instructional Nuts and Bolts
* Assessment: Building in Quality Control
* Innovation: Forging Ahead for 21st Century Learners
* Leadership: Stepping Up to the Line
* Failures and Problem-Solving: Retooling and Reinventing
* Collaboration and Outreach: Assembling Production Teams

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 22, 2019. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 13, 2020.

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Registration is now open for the SEMLOL Fall Meeting.
Please join us on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus for the program: Practice What You Preach: The Research and Publication Process for Librarians.
Writing for the Editor: Removing Barriers to Getting Your Article Accepted
Ken Varnum (University of Michigan)

Publishing as a Student
Autumn Wetli (University of Michigan)

The Story of Networking, Proximity, Opportunity, and a Scholarly Partnership 
Elizabeth Bucciarelli (Eastern Michigan University)

Engaging in Research and Publishing to Enhance Library Services and Library Collaborations 
Joseph Muller & Karen E. Downing (University of Michigan)

Systematic Review Colossal Fail 
Jennifer I. Bowen and Jill Turner (University of Detroit Mercy)
Program also includes time for facilitated networking.

After the meeting, there will be an optional tour of the UD-Mercy Library, and then an optional social hour at the historic Dakota Inn nearby.
Registrations received before November 18 will secure the early bird rate of $20. Registration on or after November 18 is $25. LIS students are encouraged to attend at the special rate of only $10 throughout the entire registration period.
Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

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11/22/20191:00 - 4:00pm

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12/3/20193:00 - 3:30 pm

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12/4/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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12/11/20191:00 - 2:00 pm

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Topic: Critical Librarianship IG Meeting
Time: Dec 11, 2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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12/11/20191:00 - 2:00 pmCaitlin Benallack

As a part of the ongoing partnership between the Health Sciences Interest Group of MiALA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA), the MHSLA/MiALA Partnership Task Force is pleased to bring you a timely webinar: Research by the Numbers: Measuring & Increasing Impact! MHSLA has received funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region to host the webinar, which will be taught by our UM colleagues, Judy Smith and Tyler Nix!

What: Research by the Numbers: Measuring & Increasing Impact webinar
When: Wednesday, December 11th (live webinar from 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST; recording will be available after for 180 days)
Who: Any current MHSLA or MiALA member is eligible to register! Complete the online registration form no later than December 6, 2019. You do not need to be a Medical Library Association member to participate.

The Details: MHSLA will not be holding a live viewing at a particular location; instead you will receive an access code and instructions via email within two days of the webinar date. A site license of 25 access codes is provided through the GMR funding and codes will be distributed to the first 25 registrants. However, if multiple registrants from the same institution register, you may be asked to pair up to view the webinar at your site to allow as many people as possible to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg at or (248)370-3776.

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12/11/20192:00 - 3:30 pmStephanie Swanberg

eResources Interest Group Meeting
Topic: Link Resolvers
Speaker: Ranti Junus, Michigan State University

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12/16/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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12/18/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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1/1/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

eResources Interest Group Meeting
Topic: Accessibility - Do you evaluate e-resources, how does it play into content selection decisions, etc.
Speaker: Patrick Roth, Grand Valley State University

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1/20/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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