Wednesday, July 29, 2020

FREE ACRL Arts and Women and Gender Studies Section Online Discussion Panel

The ACRL Arts Section and WGSS Program Planning Committees are pleased to present:
Building bridges between libraries and marginalized arts groups: A closer look at engaging with women artists of Mexican ancestry to preserve their work

Analu Maria Lopez Indigenous Studies Librarian Newberry Library of Chicago
Dr. Nicole Marroquin Associate Professor, Art Education Chicago School of Art- Art Institute
Diana Solis Visual Artist and Art Educator Changing Worlds Organization

Tuesday, August 11th 2 pm-3:30 EDT 
(1-2:30 pm CDT / Noon-1:30 pm MDT / 11 am-12:30 pm PDT)

After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be shared via email. 
Libraries and archives have historically ignored or underrepresented artistic contributions from artists of Mexican-descent in the United States. Women of color built a foundation for arts and activism on the lower west side of Chicago, yet their history remains largely unpreserved, unwritten, and therefore missing from libraries and archives. Archivists and librarians are now working directly with artists to ensure their work is preserved. Focusing on Chicago's women artists of Mexican ancestry, the panel showcases the experiences from the perspective of a librarian, a professor, and an artist. Panelists will discuss challenges and triumphs from their perspectives, and provide resources for librarians and archivists who are interested in Chicago efforts and similar projects across the nation.

If you are unable to attend this session, please register in order to receive a link to a recording of the presentation after the webinar.
Direct questions and concerns to Sarah Carter (, Chair of the ACRL Arts Section Program Planning Committee.

Janine Kuntz 
Social Sciences Librarian
Madeleine Clark Wallace Library
Wheaton College |
26 E. Main Street, Norton, Massachusetts 02766
t: 508-286-3222

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Adaptive Umbrella: An Accessibility Workshop

A Workshop for Librarians, Educators and Caregivers Working with People Who Have Disabilities (FREE)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

GSO Education and Outreach Community Meeting

These past few months have really opened up the conversation about education and outreach. The need for virtual opportunities has grown tremendously as schools shifted to distance learning, and the Black Lives Matter movement has amplified the ngeed for GSO to more inclusively engage with underrepresented K-12 students in ocean science.

The Office of Marine Programs (OMP) continues its efforts to communicate ocean topics to a wide variety of audiences, but to specifically address emerging outreach needs we would like to introduce the new Ocean Classroom program to the GSO community. 

You are invited to join the OMP team on Thursday, July 30th at 10 a.m. to learn more about our work and how you can be involved in outreach and education programs, with a particular focus on Ocean Classroom.

Join the WebEx:
Meeting link:…
Meeting number: 160 701 3053
Password: gsooutreach
We know many of you already participate in education and outreach efforts or would like to. It would be great to know in what capacity, so we compiled this short survey to gather that information.

Thanks in advance for contributing by completing the survey.…/1FAIpQLSfn3w9FmPFbVJeBlK…/viewform

Expanding the reach of GSO research and initiatives is important, and we look forward to discussing this with you on the 30th!

Andrea Gingras
Assistant Director, Office of Marine Programs
Graduate School of Oceanography
URI Narragansett Bay Campus
tel: 401.874.6524 mobile: 401.954.0065

Urban Librarians Conference is moving online

The Urban Librarians Conference has gone virtual for 2020 for the health and safety of our participants. We have reopened registration and hope that you will join us on September 11th, 2020!…

We are looking forward to seeing you all on our screens and know it is going to be an amazing event even if we will miss the traditional cake at the end of the day (we will encourage you to keep a piece there at home).

If you would like to support your fellow library workers during these tough times you can purchase a Solidarity Ticket to send someone who needs the support to attend the conference. If you are experiencing financial difficulty and cannot afford the $35 registration fee please fill out this form…

and we will work to do everything we can to get you to the conference. All information shared is strictly confidential. If you know someone who may be interested in attending, but needs a hardship waiver, please pass this on!

See you in September, it’s gonna be a different conference than we usually have but you can bet it will be every bit as scrappy, kinetic, and fun as ULCON always is.
Lauren Comito
(Pronouns: she, her, hers)

NELA 2020 Virtual Conference Series

NELA is thrilled to be offering our reimagined Annual Conference in the form of our Virtual Conference Series! We have 8 half-days of programming planned for our attendees! And the best part is, it is free to NELA members! When you register, you will have access to ALL events during the series!