Calls for Participation Round-Up: February & March 2020

Programs and Proposals, Scholarships, and Conferences RIG’s Programs & Proposals team would like to share upcoming calls for participation for local and national conferences. See the RIG’s Programs & Proposals calendar for more details and future calls. February: 15th:  SoTL 2020 Call for proposals (May 11-12, 2020 University of Findlay, Ohio) ALAO Continuing Education Grant Read More

Call for Proposals Residencies Revisited: Reflections on Library Residency Programs from the Past and Present

Note: This is about library diversity residencies/fellowships. Attention to potential contributors who may feel hesitant to share their experiences due to personal or professional risk, we are able to offer varying levels of anonymity and would be willing to discuss this further upon proposal acceptance. Please do not submit your proposals anonymously. Although we cannot Read More

Call for Participation: ALA Annual

RIG’s panel proposal “Library Residency Roadmap” was picked up for programming at ALA Annual in New Orleans this summer! We are looking for 3-5 panelists to discuss their experiences about what makes a residency program successful. RIG is hoping to fill the panel with current residents, librarians who participated in residency programs, and residency coordinators Read More

CFP: JCLC 2018

Will you be attending JCLC 2018? If so, RIG’s Programs and Proposals Committee is looking for 1-2 more panel speakers about residencies in academic libraries. RIG will be submitting a panel proposal to JCLC 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to highlight the experiences of residents and raise awareness of library residencies. If our panel is Read More

How do you talk about your residency to potential employers?

We know you could write a book on your residency experience, and sometimes it can be hard to communicate all the things you do in a concise way.  To help you out, Taylor Hixson, Resident Librarian at the University of Chicago, created a quick info sheet on how to market your residency. See and download Read More