May Professional Development Opportunities

IILA/ACRL Professional Development Opportunities May 2023

Hello Everyone! 

Here are some professional development opportunities for May. There are some deadlines to sign up coming at the end of the week, so act quickly!

Preserve this:

  • Library Juice Academy (All start May 1st, so register soon!)
    • Enhancing your LibGuides
    • Presevation of Archival Collections
    • Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy for Academic Librarians
    • Creating Digital Exhibits
    • Python for Librarians
    • Coaching as a Leadership Skill
    • Serials Cataloging
    • LSSC Elective Competencies: Access Services
    • Everyday Statistics for Librarians
    • Writing for the Web
    • Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians
    • Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
    • Charting a Course for the Future through Strategic Planning
    • RDF, RDFa and Structured Data Vocabularies
    • Foundations of Early Literacy 
    • Digital Repository Fundamentals and Design
    • Introduction to Digital Preservation
    • Using MarcEdit
    • Dewey Decimal Classification 
  • OCLC Webinars
    • WMS Connect x DevConnect -Let Me See Your License: Adding Title Level Notes to Limited-Access Ebooks
    • Enhance the mobile experience for library users with CapiraMobile
    • Library Safety and Security: A Holistic Approach
    • DevConnect 2023: Seamless smart fulfillment between Tipasa, Alma, and Primo
    • School Librarians Lead Learning and Transformation

Rain or shine, there’s still time… to renew!

Happy Spring!

If you’ve renewed your ILA/ACRL membership, thank you and we look forward to another year together (and hope to see you at our Spring Conference). If you meant to renew and just haven’t yet, there’s still time! We’re not mean. The ILA renewal date is the end of this week; renew at

If you renewed your ILA membership and forgot to renew your ILA/ACRL membership? Please contact ILA and those fine folks will get you onboard.

Thanks on behalf of

The ILA/ACRL Membership Committee

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ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Registration – Now Open!

ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Registration – Now Open! 

“Breaking Barriers” – May 24-25 – Loras College Library, Dubuque, Iowa


Registration is now open for the ILA/ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference. Register here. Be sure to register before May 15. 


Holiday Inn Dubuque. Guests can contact the hotel at 563-556-2000 or use the group booking link below. Be sure to mention you are part of the ILA – ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference. The block of rooms is available until April 24. Holiday Inn Reservations here: ILA – ACRL & IPAL Spring Conference

Breaking Barriers graphic with book, IA state outline and broken glass

Academic Libraries in Iowa encounter numerous barriers in their efforts to best serve their communities. The greatest among these today are dwindling budgets and shrinking staff sizes. At the same time, we remain committed to reducing any barriers our patrons may encounter as they seek to access our physical spaces, collections, and services. During our time together, we not only will address the barriers that stand in the way of academic success, but more importantly creatively strategize how we might work to overcome these obstacles in our libraries and our profession.