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2022 TRLN Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

TRLN is now inviting proposals for presentations and workshops for the 2022 Annual Meeting being held on July 11 and 12.

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 1.

Proposals of up to 150 words should be submitted along with an abbreviated abstract of 50 words that will be included on the annual meeting website.

About Presenting

Who can present?

Anyone who works in a TRLN member institution. We welcome proposals of any domain, area of expertise, and library. We also encourage partnering with colleagues to co-present.

What topics should presentations be about?

We welcome presentations about interesting activities at your institution. Do you have a completed, current, or upcoming project that other attendees might want to hear about or replicate? Working groups and interest groups are encouraged to share updates about their projects and accomplishments.

If you are planning on presenting or leading a workshop at another conference later this year, we also encourage you to present during the annual meeting to share your exciting work and to practice presenting.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Technologies, infrastructure, and/or vendor relations;
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility projects or programs;
  • Collections and resources;
  • Policy, legal, and accessibility issues;
  • Project management, design, or implementation;
  • Assessment;
  • Education and/or professional development; 
  • Partnerships with university presses;
  • Leadership and management; and
  • Sustainability.

How long can presentations be?

Presentations ranging from 5 minute lightning talks, 30 minute presentations, or longer workshops will be considered. Sessions will be grouped into blocks. If you have an idea for a longer workshop, please submit your idea and if selected, TRLN staff can coordinate scheduling this workshop around the same time as the annual meeting.

When will I hear if my proposal has been accepted?

All submissions will be reviewed by the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and selections will be announced by June 14.

Can I pre-record my presentation?

Yes! If you prefer to pre-record your presentation, TRLN staff can work with you to record your presentation and stream it during a scheduled time in the program for attendees. You can also present live and we expect most will do so, but we want to try and accommodate as many presentation preferences as possible. Regardless of presenting live or pre-recording, there will be a live Q&A with the presenters.

Reach out to events@trln.org if you have any questions!

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New working group established to lead ReShare implementation

TRLN’s Executive Committee approved a recommendation made by the ReShare Evaluation Task Group to implement ReShare Returnables and form a working group to undertake this implementation. 

The ReShare Implementation Working Group (RIWG) will plan for, implement, coordinate training for, and document the ReShare Returnables product as used by TRLN. Additionally, they will coordinate sunsetting Relais D2D since it will be replaced by ReShare Returnables. Reach out to info@trln.org with any questions about this group or its work.

Members

InstitutionMembers
DukeAndrea Loigman, Head, Access and Delivery Services
Michael Edwards, Resource Sharing Librarian
Erin Nettifee, IT Business Analyst
NC CentralVickie Spencer, Head Circulation Librarian
Yan Wang, Systems Librarian
NC StateMia Partlow, Resource Sharing Librarian
Kristen Wilson, Discovery Systems Manager
UNC Chapel HillRenée Bosman, Government Information Librarian
Joe Moran, Systems Administrator
Ashleigh Donaldson, Borrowing Assistant
David Pierpont, Saturday and Carrels Supervisor
Jamie McGarty, Library Software Applications Developer
TRLNKelly Farrell, Program Officer (Project lead)
Genia Kazymova, Applications Developer
Members of the ReShare Implementation Working Group across TRLN.

Timeline

Below is a high level timeline and a more detailed timeline is available within the group’s charge. The RIWG will complete the tasks outlined within to the best of their ability, but with an overall goal of implementing ReShare Returnables in May 2023.

TimePhaseTasks
July – August 2022Planning & DevelopmentRefinement of users stories for additional development of ReShare Returnables
Development of testing plan stand up testing environment
September – December 2022Testing & PlanningTesting and issue reporting begins
January – March 2023Testing & ImplementationDraft local documentation
Complete testing and stand up production environment
Develop TRLN support and sustainability plan
April – May 2023ImplementationEstablish TRLN Direct reporting with production data
Go live!
June – September 2023CleanupComplete local documentation
Establish TRLN ReShare user group
Timeline and tasks of ReShare Implementation Working Group.

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Updates to TRLN Discovery Subject Remapping Program

The TRLN Discovery Metadata Team recently created a public list of requests for subject heading remappings so people can more easily review what has already been requested and the status of the request. Access the list at https://bit.ly/trlnsubjects.

Learn more about this program at https://trln.org/resources/subject-remapping/ and reach out to metadata@trln.org with any questions.

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Save the Date for the 2022 TRLN Annual Meeting

The 2022 TRLN Annual Meeting will be Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12. This year we will be meeting in person at the Carolina Theatre on the first day and online for the second. This year’s theme will be “Sustainability: Social Equity, Economics, and Environment”.

The meeting will feature two keynote speakers, panels and presentations from your TRLN colleagues, and more! The event page will continue to be updated with details as we get closer to the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact events@trln.org.

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TRLN IDEA Funding awarded to “UNC Black Faculty Vanguard” project

TRLN is excited to announce the first recipient of IDEA funding will be the project “UNC Black Faculty Vanguard” proposed by Sarah Carrier – North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian for UNC-Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library.

About project

The purpose of this project is to locate and digitize primary documents/artifacts about the first Black faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1966 – 1973. These materials, primarily housed at Wilson Special Collections Library, will be organized to tell the stories of the first Black faculty members and speak to one essential part of the overall story of desegregation at UNC-Chapel Hill. The project will culminate in an online digital exhibit built in Omeka featuring each of the first Black faculty members, plus a timeline of the era.

Dr. James H. Brewer, UNC-Chapel Hill History Professor and Director of the Afro-American Studies. Appeared in October, 1972 issue of Black Ink, the UNC-Chapel Hill Black Student Movement newspaper https://newspapers.digitalnc.org/lccn/2015236558/1972-10-01/ed-1/seq-4/.

Wilson Special Collections Library is where UNC history is researched and preserved. There exists no single resource for researchers or for community members to gain an overall view and understanding of the individual stories of the first Black faculty at UNC, nor their impact on the University as a whole. In fact, the realities and lived experiences of the entire desegregation era is still in many ways not as well understood as it could be, considering the immense interest in race at UNC-Chapel Hill. By learning from this vanguard’s lived experiences, this collective insight will instruct communities on and off campus about the realities of desegregating the faculty at the nation’s first public university.

The content of the Omeka exhibit to be published in the Fall of 2022.

Potential for collaboration

This project will be focused on the very first Black faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill, but the ideal outcome is connect and collaborate with other TRLN institutions to either create and explicitly coordinate digital resources related to vanguard Black faculty at all TRLN institutions – to honor their efforts and their contributions in building our universities. Together, these resources will fulfill a research need and forge community connection.

In collaboration with Sarah Carrier, TRLN staff are exploring how this project can connect to similar work at Duke, NCCU, and NC State.

About TRLN’s IDEA funding

TRLN seeks to support our member institutions’ work in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility with project funding. Staff members at any TRLN library can apply for funding for a variety of projects that further their library’s and TRLN’s goals to establish or advance inclusion, diversity, equity, or accessibility efforts.

The Executive Committee approved a total of $100,000 of funding, to be distributed across two years (two funding cycles per year). The next call for proposals will open in Summer 2022. Learn more about this funding.

Contact info@trln.org with any questions about this project or TRLN’s IDEA funding.

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Funding available to support IDEA projects

TRLN announces the first round of funding to support member libraries’ work in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). The Executive Committee has allocated $50,000 per year for two years to fund IDEA projects and activities. We are eager to see the ideas that emerge. The application deadline for the Spring 2022 funding cycle is March 25. Details are available on the TRLN IDEA Funding page. Contact info@trln.org with questions or to discuss a potential proposal.

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Three prominent library consortia comment on proposed rule of CASE Act

ASERL, GWLA, and TRLN issue news release on comments on CASE Act.

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2021 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

TRLN is now inviting proposals for presentations and workshops for the 2021 Annual Meeting being held virtually on July 29 and 30.

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 18.

Proposals of up to 150 words should be submitted along with an abbreviated abstract of 50 words that will be included on the annual meeting website.

About Presenting

Who can present?

Anyone who works in a TRLN member institution. We welcome proposals of any domain, area of expertise, and library. We also encourage partnering with colleagues to co-present.

What topics should presentations be about?

We welcome presentations about interesting activities at your institution. Do you have a completed, current, or upcoming project that other attendees might want to hear about or replicate? Working groups and interest groups are encouraged to share updates about their projects and accomplishments.

If you are planning on presenting or leading a workshop at another virtual conference later this year, we also encourage you to present during the annual meeting to share your exciting work and to practice presenting during a virtual conference.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Technologies, infrastructure, and/or vendor relations;
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility projects or programs;
  • Collections and resources;
  • Policy, legal, and accessibility issues;
  • Project management, design, or implementation;
  • Assessment;
  • Education and/or professional development; 
  • Partnerships with university presses;
  • Leadership and management; and
  • Implications on our work as a result of COVID-19

How long can presentations be?

Presentations ranging from 5 minute lightning talks, 30 minute presentations, or longer workshops will be considered. Sessions will be grouped into blocks. If you have an idea for a longer workshop, please submit your idea and if selected, TRLN staff can coordinate scheduling this workshop around the same time as the annual meeting.

When will I hear if my proposal has been accepted?

All submissions will be reviewed by the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and selections will be announced by July 2.

Can I pre-record my presentation?

Yes! If you prefer to pre-record your presentation, TRLN staff can work with you to record your presentation and stream it during a scheduled time in the program for attendees. You can also present live and we expect most will do so, but we want to try and accommodate as many presentation preferences as possible. Regardless of presenting live or pre-recording, there will be a live Q&A with the presenters.

Reach out to events@trln.org if you have any questions!

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Project ReShare Demo Environment

TRLN has been part of Project ReShare since the beginning and recently a sandbox environment was setup allowing people to test the returnables functionality of the software. It’s an opportunity to experiment with the software in which many staff members across TRLN libraries have been involved in the development.

Information on how to access the sandbox environment and replicate peer to peer resource sharing can be found at https://projectreshare.org/products/product-demo/. A script or suggested steps on how to test is available as well.

If you would like context before using the sandbox environment, there is a demo video and roadmap information for ReShare Returnables at https://projectreshare.org/products/returnables/

Members of the Resource Sharing Working Group are coordinating testing and gathering local feedback in an effort to share this information with the larger working group.

If you have feedback to share or questions about ReShare and the sandbox environment, please contact kelly@trln.org.

Demonstration of ReShare Returnables 1.0
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TRLN Discovery Updates

The TRLN Discovery development team recently deployed a few different and exciting changes to the shared catalog and discovery layers. These changes are summarized below, but may not be deployed to each institution’s local discovery layer yet. The inclusion of these changes may vary depending on your institution. Our release notes include more information about these updates.

  • Users can search for variants of a name in the LOC authority and will return all results associated with that name. This allows users to more easily find all records associated with a person, place, or organization included in the LCNAF. Alternate or variant names might include name changes, various romanizations, and pseudonyms. A URI must be associated with a record in order to search variants’ names.
  • There is now a spellcheck function that will provide users with a set of suggestions based on the spelling of their query. If their query has no results based on the spelling provided, they will see a prompt asking “Did you mean” followed by a set of suggested queries they can select to see results. Search suggestions only display when there are 5 or fewer results.
    • The suggestions are based on actual words in the catalog index, not a dictionary, so the suggestions themselves may not be spelled correctly but should always produce search results.
    • Some misspelled queries will not produce search suggestions because there are matches in the catalog.
  • When a user searches their local catalog, they will not receive suggestions for items owned by other institutions.