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!

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 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

New deadline! Submit to Biblio-Notes by 10/10/2022!

Biblio-Notes is soliciting content for the Fall issue. The call is open and any submissions are welcome, including those on new publications, upcoming online workshops, or anything you feel would be of interest to the LES community. 

The submission deadline is Monday, October 10, 2022.

Please send submissions to biblionotes@gmail.com

Thanks! 

LES Events at ALA Annual in New Orleans!

Saturday, June 23

9:00 – 10:00 AM Les Program “Zine Cultures as Critical Resistance: A Hands-On Workshop to Build
Community engagement and Student Learning” Morial Convention Center, Room 395-396
10:30 – 11:30 AM Executive Committee Meeteing I (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Southdown
4:00 – 5:30 PM General Membership Forum (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Bayside C
6:00 – 8:00 PM LES Social, The Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone

Sunday, June 24

10:30 – 11:30 AM Reference Discussion Group (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom B
1:00 – 2:00 PM Collections Discussion Group (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom B

Monday, June 25

8:30 – 10:00 AM All Committees Meetings (ACRL LES), Morial Convention Center, Room 390
10:30 – 11:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting II (ACRL LES), Morial Convention Center, Room 390

These events and others can be found on the Conference Scheduler, https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ALA-Annual/agenda.asp?h=Full+Schedule&BCFO=S%7CE&pta=ACRL_LES. We hope to see you there!

LES transitions to Facebook Page

The LES Facebook page is now live! We will be transitioning to this Facebook platform over the next few months. If you are currently a member of the LES Facebook group, please take the following steps to begin the transition.

  • LIKE the new Facebook page!
  • Click on “Liked” and select “Get Notifications”
  • Post to the Facebook page rather than to the Facebook group
  • Why are we making this transition?
    The Facebook page will allow LES to have greater public visibility online, and will make it easier for the LES social media coordinator to schedule reminders and share news and events with you. By transitioning to a Facebook page, LES will be able to use Facebook to attract new librarians to join us and learn about what we do, while continuing to share important section news with existing members.

    What will be different?
    You will still be able to share news and other items of interest by posting to the page, but posts will no longer automatically appear in your Notifications. To receive Notifications from the LES Facebook page, you will need to go to the page, click on “Liked” and select “Get Notifications”.

    Screeshot of How to get Notifications

    Posts you add to the page will automatically appear on the left side of the page, and the LES social media coordinator will make sure to add them to the Facebook page timeline so that they will appear in the News Feed and Notifications.

    What will happen to the LES Facebook group?
    The LES Facebook page will replace the LES Facebook group as the LES Facebook communication platform. Content from the existing LES Facebook group will be saved and archived in the LES wiki. Members of the Facebook group will have the next few months to ease into the transition.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please submit a comment below.