Extra! Extra! Read all about it! (in Biblio-Notes)

Our Fall 2023 issue of Biblio-Notes is live! Want to hear more about the awesome ACRL LES program at ALA Annual 2023, Interdisciplinarity and Humanities Librarianship: Are Librarians (and Libraries) Keeping Pace, and What’s Next? Head to the new issue and check out the message from LES Chair Leslie Madden on pages 1-2!

Do you have something you’d like to share with fellow LES members? Share ideas for the Spring 2024 Biblio-Notes issue with our editor at biblionotes@gmail.com!

Biblio-Notes needs you!

There is still time to contribute to the Fall issue of Biblio-Notes. Submissions about new publications, upcoming online workshops, news items, announcements, or anything else of interest to the Literatures in English community are welcomed and encouraged! If you were engaged with any summer service work or conferencing, your contributions are likewise valued, including any images or photos. 

Please send submissions and any questions to biblionotes@gmail.com. The submission deadline is Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Thank you!

LES Programming for ALA Annual in June 2023

Please join LES for a mix of virtual and in-person programming throughout June 2023!

We look forward to seeing you in June!

There’s still time to volunteer for ACRL-LES!

The form to volunteer for ACRL section committees is still open at www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the section, network with colleagues, and fulfill professional service requirements. The deadline to volunteer is February 28, 2023. Appointments will begin on July 1, 2023.

For information about LES, our committees, and the work of the section, please visit our website. Please feel free to contact LES Vice-Chair Leslie Madden at lmadden@gsu.edu with any questions about volunteering!

Join the LES Reference Discussion Group on Wednesday, 1/25 at 11am PST / 2pm EST

  • Discussion Topics
    • Analog Reference
      • Is there a place for physical reference materials?
      • What are some best practices for deselection for print reference?
      • What changes in staffing physical reference desks have been happening at your library?
    • What’s New?
      • What reference sources have you recently acquired or subscribed to?
    • Social Media and Reference
      • How are you using social media to promote or provide reference services?

For more information and to register via Zoom, visit this Google doc!

LES, Twitter, and LibLearnX

Welcome to a new semester and hello to LibLearnX 2023! LES wishes you a wonderful conference week January 27-30, 2023. We would love to hear from you about sessions, networking, and anything else that excites you during your LibLearnX experience.

Remember to follow us on Twitter @LES-ACRL and tag us with #lesacrl. 

Happy conference and we’ll see you on Twitter!

LES needs you!

What better way to start 2023 than to volunteer for an LES committee?!

The form to volunteer for ACRL section committees is now open at www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the section, network with colleagues, and fulfill professional service requirements. The deadline to volunteer is February 28, 2023. Appointments will begin on July 1, 2023.

For information about LES, our committees, and the work of the section, please visit our website. Please feel free to contact LES Vice-Chair Leslie Madden at lmadden@gsu.edu with any questions about volunteering! Leslie is also hosting an information session for potential volunteers on Friday, January 20 at 2pm EST. You can join that session at https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/lmadden – no registration is needed!

LES Collections Midwinter Virtual Discussion

Hello Everyone!

Please join us for the
LES Collections Discussion Group, Winter 2023!
Tuesday Jan 24, 2023
11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST

Below is the link to Register for the Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://csulb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkduGgpjIqGNz2PGaHZjYEeYH65Hk5PzDM

For this Winter Session, our topics will include:

Outreach

  • Outreach events for to showcase an area/items in your collection – If you have them, what do you do? Does there always need to be pizza?
  • Are you advertising your Print and/or Online collection as leisure reading?

Famous Works – old and new editions

  • How do you add/weed famous novels/poems/letters?

Digital Humanities

  • Do you keep tabs on Digital Humanities Websites? How do you integrate them into your work?

Please see the agenda in ALA Connect for more details. Email Erin or Alexis with your ideas to further our discussion! 

Erin Durham Wright edurham@umbc.edu  |  Alexis Pavenick alexis.pavenick@csulb.edu

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Erin & Alexis