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Updated: 2018-02-18T07:56:13.032-05:00

 



CFP: ALA 2018 panel participants on the intersection of the arts, social justice, and librarianship

2018-02-16T20:56:38.551-05:00

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) and Theatre Library Association (TLA) are looking for panelists attending ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans who are at the intersection of librarianship, the arts, and social justice.

Are you an artist? Do you work with artists? This discussion panel might explore questions such as: What roles do libraries play in supporting artistic expression? For librarian-artists, how does artistic practice influence your work as a librarian and vice versa? And how does social justice, with feminism being one dimension of this, intersect with artistic practice and librarianship? All areas of the visual and performing arts are welcome.

If these questions interest you and you would like to speak on a panel for our Discussion Forum at ALA 2018, please complete the following form: https://tinyurl.com/wgssALA2018

The panel discussion will take place on Monday June 25 at 8:30 a.m. The WGSS Program Planning Committee looks forward to hearing from you!
Eamon 
ACRL WGSS Conference Program Planning Committee Member

Eamon Tewell
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Long Island University, Brooklyn
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
eamontewell.com



CFP: Marketing Libraries Journal (Peer-reviewed Open Access Journal)

2018-02-16T05:58:10.020-05:00

Call for PapersMarketing Libraries JournalVolume 2, Issue 1 (Summer 2018)Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2018 (peer reviewed manuscripts)Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018 (practical articles)Submit manuscripts online at http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/submit.htmlAim and ScopeMarketing Libraries Journal (MLJ) is a new peer-reviewed, independently published, open access scholarly journal that focuses on innovative marketing activities that libraries are engaged in.  Our aim is to publish research and practical examples of library marketing campaigns, library marketing research, public relations campaigns, SWOT analysis, segmentation research, assessment of marketing activities, and tools used for marketing.  In addition to peer reviewed articles, the Journal also contains practical articles from different columns. Columnists will be accepting short articles on advocacy, branding, library marketing campaigns, "from the trenches", and technology tools. The Journal is published twice a year.Guidelines for SubmissionsThe editorial board seeks submissions in the following two categories:1. Articles (peer reviewed) (20-25 pages): research-driven articles that aim to provide original scholarship in the field of library marketing, communications, and outreach.2. Practical Articles  (8-10 pages) (editorial reviewed): articles that focus on best practices and advice. Although these articles are practical, they are written in a formal, academic tone. Advocacy: articles that focus on developing relationships with stakeholders to help raise awareness and loyalty for library services and resources. This may relate to communicating with government, administration, and the greater communityBranding: articles that illustrate how libraries develop their visual identity for their services and resources.   From the Trenches: articles that show outcomes of a particular marketing initiative or campaign.Marketing Campaigns:  case studies of a marketing campaign and the desired outcomes and objectives sought.Technology/ Software/apps/: reviews of web sites, and software tools that support library marketing activities. These articles are also written in a formal, academic tone. Manuscript Format• Manuscript style should follow the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition• Submissions should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides• Page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page• The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address• Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 100-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1• One submission per author per call• Allow 3 months for manuscript status notificationSubmission ProcessSubmit manuscripts online at http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/submit.htmlPlease ensure that your manuscript has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for papers deadline.  When a manuscript has been  accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version.Editorship and EthicsWe reserve the right to make editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency. To ensure ethical practices, all reviewers, editors,  and authors must contact the Journal if there may be any conflict of interest.  For more information, please contact the Editor at map@marketinglibraries.org[...]



CFP: Beyond Book Displays: Leveraging Special and Archival Collections to Up Your Library’s Marketing Game (ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group - NYC March 23, 2018)

2018-02-16T05:50:54.090-05:00

CFP: Beyond Book Displays: Leveraging Special and Archival Collections
to Up Your Library’s Marketing Game


ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach (LMaO) Interest Group (Greater NYC Meetup)

Spring 2018 meeting
Friday March 23, 2018
3pm-5pm

Are you an information professional who has creatively leveraged archival materials or special collections to market your library’s services, resources, collections or expertise? Or are you an archives or special collections professional who has worked with a library on an outreach project? We want to hear your stories about how you used your archival materials to promote your library!

Submit your Proposal here: https://tinyurl.com/acrl-lmao-nyc-spr2018

RSVP : https://tinyurl.com/acrl-lmao-nyc-spr-2018-RSVP ​

Meeting Location: Berkeley College, Manhattan Campus, 3 East 43rd Street, 6th floor, room 603, New York, NY (2 minute walk from Grand Central Terminal)
When: Fri March 23, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Link to Google map: http://tinyurl.com/Berkeley-College-Manhattan

About the ACRL National LMaO Interest Group:

Launched at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, this interest group encourages regional meet ups around the U.S. as a central initiative. The ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group has been created for Academic Librarians interested in Marketing and Outreach. This group is open to all. For more information, please see our Facebook presence at https://www.facebook.com/groups/acrl.lmao

Refreshments will be served!!
Our meeting is open to all!
Please bring photo I.D.

Mark Aaron Polger, Co-Chair
First Year Outreach Librarian
College of Staten Island, City University of New York
MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu
718-982-4065

Robin O'Hanlon, Co-Chair
Assistant Library Director, Outreach and Public Services
The Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
robin.ohanlon@mssm.edu
212-241-1095

Maria Deptula, Co-Chair
Library Director, Berkeley College (Paramus Campus)
mde@berkeleycollege.edu
201-967-9667 ext. 1764



CFP: Catholic Library World

2018-02-15T10:13:53.150-05:00

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author's full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

For more information, please visit this website: https://cathla.org/Main/About/Publications

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, sigridkelsey@gmail.com



CFP: Beyond the Numbers (Conference on Data Ecosystem - St. Louis, MO November, 2018)

2018-02-14T08:22:08.301-05:00

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its third biennial conference on economic information: "Beyond the Numbers"Conference URL: https://research.stlouisfed.org/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/CFP URL: https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/docs/btn-cfp-2018.pdf"The data ecosystem" encompasses all the institutions and people involved in the production, management, and use of economic data, from the newest undergraduate student to the seasoned librarian to the venerable economist. This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them. We encourage users, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face.Possible topics include:  *   Best practices and common missteps in using economic data  *   New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources  *   Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data  *   Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use  *   Data description, citation, and findability  *   Research data management for economics and related disciplinesProposal types include:  *   Sessions: 45-minute full sessions or 20-minute short sessions  *   Panels and roundtable discussions: 45-60 minutes  *   Tutorials and hands-on workshops: 90 minutesAbstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain. For tutorials and workshops, explain what resource you will demonstrate and how the tutorial will benefit attendees. Workshops based on software resources should also include a brief description of necessary skills and tools required for participants. All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee. Please submit your proposals by Monday, April 30, 2018, via email to Research.Event.Services@stls.frb.org. Refer to the submission template.[...]



CFP: Radical Libraries, Archives & Museums as 2018 Allied Media Conference (Detroit, Michigan June 2018)

2018-02-10T14:50:11.169-05:00

2018 Allied Media Conference                                       Radical Libraries, Archives, + MuseumsJune 14-17, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan Libraries, archives, and museums do media-based work that educates, informs, and creates bridges to culture and technology. The Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums (RadLAM) track will address a broad range of media-based organizing themes: envisioning libraries, archives, and museums as centers supporting movements for social equity; providing information and cultural heritage; and serving as places to explore how to use art, media, and technology for social transformation.Coordinators of this track are:   Amanda Seppala, Bekezela Mguni, Celeste Â-Re, Irina Rogova, Jessea Young, Laurel Johnson, Linda Nguyễn, Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough, Porchia Moore, Shoshanna Wechter, Sine Hwang Jensen, Tess Wilson, Veronica Leigh Milliner, Wit Lopez.We welcome proposals for sessions that will be accessible to participants of all professional backgrounds, and interpret the work of libraries, archives, and museums through the lens of media-based organizing. In previous years we have covered a range of subjects such as restorative justice practices in teen librarianship, community archives that center the narratives of people of color, and anti-racist pedagogy for museum education.We are especially interested in sessions that:Provide interactive hands-on trainings, workshops, and skillbuilding for attendees;Challenge traditional library, archive, and museum structures, institutions, and organizations;Consider the role of librarians, archivists, and curators in strengthening the knowledge, culture, and collective memory of communities impacted by social and economic disparity and state-sanctioned violence;Address racism, sexism, white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, and issues of inclusion in libraries, archives, or museums;Sessions led by or centered around the voices of women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, and members of nondominant communities.Beyond the themes outlined above, if the idea of Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you!  The deadline to submit proposals is March 16, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. Submit proposals on the Allied Media website form: https://www.alliedmedia.org/news/2018/01/31/propose-session-amc2018For questions about Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums, or to discuss session ideas with our coordinating team, please contact Veronica Leigh Milliner at vmilliner@gmail.com or Nakenya Yarbrough at nyarbrough03@gmail.com or Shoshanna Wechter at my.name.is.shoshanna@gmail.com[...]



CFP: ASIS&T 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Vancouver, Canada - November 2018)

2018-02-10T07:20:33.053-05:00

The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and TechnologyNovember 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, CanadaBUILDING AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION FUTURE WITH EMERGINGTECHNOLOGIESThis meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use. As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift. ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes. The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and publishedin the proceedings.------------------------------------------------------------SUBMISSION INFORMATIONThe Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site(https://www.conftool.com/asist2018/index.php)All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:AM18 Proposal Template(https://www.asist.org/am18/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Proposal-Template.docx)Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:Tutorial Proposal Form(https://www.asist.org/am18/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Tutorial-Form.pdf)For more information, please visithttps://www.asist.org/am18/call-for-proposals/.---------------------------------------------------------------IMPORTANT DATESPapers, Panels, Workshops & TutorialsSubmission System opens: Tuesday, 2 January, 2018 Submissions due: Monday, 2 April, 2018Notifications: Friday, 4 May, 2018Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018Visual PresentationsSubmission System opens: Tuesday, 2 January, 2018 Submissions due: Tuesday, 15 May, 2018Notifications: Friday, 15 June, 2018Final publishable ve[...]



CFP: Information and Learning Science - Peer reviewed Journal

2018-02-09T13:10:49.003-05:00

Call for Submissions:  Information and Learning Science journalThe Information and Learning Science journal is currently seeking submissions that explore all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources. Information for authors can be found here:http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=ilsAims & ScopeInformation and Learning Science embraces and explores all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources.  Also the interdisciplinary study of teaching and learning across key fields within information and learning sciences and beyond. Account will be taken of social, cultural, economic, ergonomic, ethical and sectoral issues.  Published papers will be based on high quality, peer-reviewed, verified research in the fields described and listed.Key topic areas will include:Developments in information architecturesLearning and information system design and use, including learning analyticsThe provision, discovery, delivery and use of learning objectsThe role of information and learning spaces – digital and physicalHuman information behaviourHuman information processing Information experiences in teaching and learningReading, information and learningInformation transformation and learningWork, learning and continuing developmentDigital and ‘post-digital’ futuresIntellectual property rights, privacy and security in the digital environmentCollaborative, competitive and integrative workingEvaluation and appraisal of digital information objects and learningThose who are interested in acting as referees, please send a short biographical information email to Marcy Simons at msimons@nd.edu [...]



IFLA 2018: Call for Papers on Data Librarianship

2018-02-06T06:35:12.865-05:00

Colleagues and All Data Librarians,Please consider sharing your experience at what we expect to be a very exciting session.The IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section, jointly with the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and the Education and Training Section, invite submissions for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018. Theme: "Tricks of the Trade of a Data Librarian: Learning it ALL"This call is to invite librarians to share how their libraries are defining and incorporating the role of the data librarian, as well as addressing data literacy, data management, data curation, data services, and other issues dealing with this exciting topic. Deadline for Submissions: 8 March 2018Full details are available at the conference webpage: https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/science-and-technology-libraries-with-cpdwl-and-education-training[...]



CFP: Scholarly Communication and Library Management (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

2018-02-05T12:59:57.917-05:00

Call for proposals Advances in Library Administration and Organization Scholarly Communication and Library ManagementPublication due 2019Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula CollegeVolume Editor: Su Epstein, Saxton B. Little Free LibraryLibraries hold a valued and valuable role in scholarly communication. With the advent of online communications and increasing competition in both scholarly outlets and tenured roles on campuses, how scholars contribute to academic discourse has become increasingly complicated, and libraries have taken on more in this area. In the public sector, libraries are working more with nontraditional education venues and finding greater need for understanding and utilizing scholarly communications formerly reserved for academia. ALAO seeks submissions for the “Scholarly Communication and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how libraries can deepen their role in scholarly communication and strengthen services and resources for scholars and peers. Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:Improving understanding around research methodsThe civility movement in public libraries and its counterpart in scholarly communicationThe role of libraries in critically evaluating information resourcesHow libraries teach the basics of scholarly communicationHow libraries can benefit and utilize scholarly communicationThis will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019.  About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization seriesALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.  How to submitWe are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Scholarly Communication and Library Management.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by April 15, 2018.Submission deadlines Submission deadline for proposals: April 15, 2018Notification of acceptance sent by:  June 15, 2018Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 1, 2018Comments returned to authors:  December 15, 2018Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  February 1, 2019 [...]



CFP: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP) - New OA Journal

2018-02-01T21:00:11.048-05:00

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP)
Vol. 1 (Fall 2018) Deadline: May 5, 2018

Interested in publishing an article about teaching and learning or innovative pedagogy? The world should know about the great learning experiences you are creating for students.

Academic Technology and the Library at Humboldt State University are pleased to invite you to consider publishing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP). SOTLIP is an interdisciplinary open-access journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

The purpose of SOTLIP is to facilitate systematic inquiry into teaching practices of all types, and publish the work of faculty, staff, and students. Peer review for select articles is available.

Benefits of SOTLIP include
- improving teaching, pedagogy expertise;
- increased student learning;
- sharing and collaboration, in the study of teaching and learning; and
- a publishing platform with statistical analysis of article use and downloads.

Details about this journal and submission guidelines are available at
digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/sotl_ip. Or contact us at hsupress@humboldt.edu.



CFP: CARMA 2018: Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences (Spain - July 2018)

2018-02-01T08:09:36.561-05:00

CARMA 2018 - Call for PapersInternet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences2nd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and AnalyticsJuly 12 - 13, 2018. Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spainhttp://www.carmaconf.orgtwitter: @carmaconfResearch methods in economics and social sciences are evolving with the increasing availability of Internet and Big Data sources of information. After the great success of the first edition, the CARMA Conference has become a leading forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and advances on how emerging research methods and sources are applied to different fields of social sciences as well as to discuss current and future challenges.Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:Internet and Big Data sources in economics and social sciencesSocial media and public opinion miningGoogle Trends and Search Engine dataWeb scrapingGeospatial and mobile phone dataBig Data methods in economics and social sciencesSentiment analysisInternet econometricsInformation quality and assessmentCrowdsourcingInternet and Big Data applicationsOfficial statisticsTourism forecastingBusiness analytics with social mediaSocial behavior and mobility patternsConsumer behavior, eWOM and social media marketingPolitics and social mediaBibliometrics and sciencetometricsDigital transformation and global societyPrivacy and legal aspectsElectronic GovernmentSmart CitiesIndustry adoptionGender biasIf you are interested in organizing a special session as part of CARMA 2018, please contact the organization at secretariat@carmaconf.orgImportant DatesSubmission deadline: 23 March, 2018Acceptance notification: 11 May, 2018Camera ready due: 28 May, 2018Conference: 12-13 July, 2018About the venueValencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer. More info at:http://www.visitvalencia.com/en/homeSubmission guidelinesAuthors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers or extended abstracts, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.Submissions (extended abstracts or full papers) must be written in English and should be in PDF format. They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at:http://www.carmaconf.org/template.docxFull-paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages (A4 size), incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Extended abstracts (which will not receive a DOI) should not exceed 3 pages.These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines (by being more than 8 pages, altering margins or not following the template) will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.CARMA 2018 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is:http://www.carmaconf.org/submissions/[...]



Call for Chapters: Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization (ACRL Publication)

2018-01-31T14:34:41.407-05:00

Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political PolarizationCall for Propohttps://tinyurl.com/yagamr99sals We welcome book chapter proposals for this edited volume, to be published with ACRL Publications in late 2018. Please see below for a more detailed description of this timely topic. Proposals are due March 1st.  As political polarization has continued to grow within and beyond the United States in pastdecades, the challenges of engaging in open, constructive dialogue have become increasingly apparent. Relatedly, this sociopolitical moment has drawn attention to the powerful role that affect plays in interpersonal relationships, human cognition, and information behaviors. It is in such times that constructive dialogue is both most needed and most difficult. Recognizing this reality, many librarians are reexamining our professional roles within the library and in relation to social justice, community engagement, and civil discourse.Political polarization’s significance to academic library work has been most apparent in conversations about information literacy education as a response to post-truth rhetoric andmotivated reasoning. The impacts of this polarization are nonetheless also evident in numerous other aspects of library work, including in interactions and relationships in our local contexts and in our larger professional community. These effects can be seen in all areas of the Library - classrooms, collections, technology, management, programming, and spaces.This edited volume will explore various ways in which librarians experience and respond topolitical polarization and its effects - in our everyday work, in our professionalcommunities, and in our engagement beyond the workplace. These responses play out in librarians’ cognitive, affective, and physical worlds. Particular attention will be given to how librarians and libraries can promote constructive dialogue in such environments and to the barriers to or limitations of dialogue.Potential questions for exploration include:Have recent political events or issues influenced your campus or your library work in particular ways?Where have you experienced political polarization or tension in your professional work and life? What shapes does this polarization take, and what dynamics are at play? What effects does it have, and how do or might librarians respond in these contexts?What barriers stand in the way of open dialogue, particularly in the context of library work? Where are the potential openings for critically reflective dialogue in our professional work and in our interactions with other librarians, faculty, students, and community members?What role does empathy play in your professional engagement? What possibilities or challenges does empathy or “an ethics of care” present for library work?How might politically polarized environments influence how people engage in information seeking, evaluation, or use? How might such contexts influence how people learn or teach about information literacy?How do students view the library in these highly charged times? Are there certain characteristics of library spaces or library ethos that students value highly or view negatively? How can librarians help create a more safe, dialogic space in libraries? How do we think about the concept of neutrality at a politically contentious time? What value and what problems might the concept of neutrality present, if we seek to promote dialogue and inquiry while also remaining true to our professional or personal values?  How can we draw from the lessons of past politically volatile eras to inform current practice?What influence has “post-truth” rhetoric or discussions about fake news had on your library work?How might polit[...]



Call for Posters - MiALA Annual Conference 2018 (East Lansing, Michigan - May 2018)

2018-01-31T12:47:27.687-05:00

Call for Posters - MiALA Annual Conference 2018Sustainability in Academic LibrariesMiALA invites you and your colleagues to submit poster proposals for the 3rd annual conference to be held May 17-18, 2018 in East Lansing. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions for sustainability in academic librarianship. How do we sustain ourselves within the profession? How do we sustain our libraries and institutions? How do we work (or what is our obligation) environmentally and socially? How do we sustain our communities?We welcome posters in any topic related to work in academic libraries, and particularly if they have a connection to the conference theme. Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges). Poster proposals should include a description of no more than 300 words. They will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession, originality and creativity, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.You must be an individual or student member of MiALA to submit a proposal. Regardless of the decision on a proposal, MiALA encourages you to attend the conference. Poster session proposals may also be submitted if your presentation proposal is not accepted.Please submit your poster proposal using the application form located here by March 3, 2018.The primary contact listed on each proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted; decisions on all proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by March 21, 2018.Questions can be sent to David Scott @ DavidScott@ferris.edu. Questions about the conference in general can be sent to conference@miala.org.[...]



CFP: 17th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference (Portland, Oregon - September 2018)

2018-01-28T21:02:00.070-05:00

The 17th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 13-14 2018, at Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon.  Look for registration opening sometime in April 2018. Our Keynote speaker this year will be Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware.Conference URL: http://www.nwill.org/Call for Session ProposalsThe NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners. The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well:·  Managing your ILL statistics·  Sustainable ILL & green practices·  Coping with fewer resources·  ILL for public libraries·  Succession planning·  Keeping track of licensing of e-content for ILL·  Training staff and students·  Copyright and licensing·  Marketing ILL services·  Improving the User ExperienceSubmit your proposals here - Deadline for Proposals is March 8, 2018[...]



CFP: Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries - (Book Chapters for ACRL Publication)

2018-01-25T08:56:32.819-05:00

Call for Chapter ProposalsWe are seeking chapter proposals for a volume that has been accepted for publication by ACRL.Working Title: Games and Gamification in Academic LibrariesEditors: Stephanie Crowe and Eva SclippaAbstract submission deadline: February 26, 2018Book descriptionThis book is a collection of chapters exploring the ways in which games and gamification are used in academic libraries. The intended audiences for this book are librarians and library workers interested in incorporating games or gaming into their areas, as well as those who are already doing so who are seeking new ideas.This book will explore games and gamification in instruction, outreach and engagement, and collections. We are also open to proposals involving other areas of implementation. We welcome case studies, but chapters should also include broader principles or practical guidance that would assist others in applying the concepts at their own institutions.Possible topic areas include, but are not limited to, games and gamification in the following:The first year experienceThe research processOne-shot sessionsBadging programsOrientations and toursAugmented realityScavenger huntsLibrary game nightsGames (board and/or video) in academic library collectionsGaming in the libraryTimelineAbstract submission deadline: February 26, 2018Notification/feedback regarding submission: March 26, 2018First drafts due: October 1, 2018Final drafts due: February 1, 2019Publication date: Winter 2019 Submission ProcessPlease email your proposal as a Microsoft Word document to acrlgamification [at] gmail [dot] com by February 26, 2018. Please include the following:·         Your name(s) and contact information·         The title of your chapter·         An abstract of up to 500 words. Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and explain how your chapter will discuss the concepts of games and/or gamification in academic libraries. Material cannot be previously published.·         A brief list of your relevant experience and/or publications.Questions?Email acrlgamification [at] gmail [dot] com.Stephanie CroweSocial Sciences and History Librarian, University of North Carolina WilmingtonEva SclippaFirst Year Engagement Librarian, University of North Carolina Wilmington[...]



CFP: Implementing Linked Open Data in the Real World - Session at ALA Annual (New Orleans - June 2018)

2018-01-25T08:33:36.527-05:00

Exposing bibliographic and cultural heritage information as linked open data makes possible new modes of resource access and discovery. It also supports reuse and visualization of collections in novel ways. This program will introduce participants to linked open data in the real world through both introductory and intermediate level presentations on its application, including challenges inherent to moving towards a linked open data ecosystem.Potential topics include:Implementation of linked data projectMetadata analysis and evaluationLinked open data visualizationsEntity reconciliationOntology alignment/mappingIf you have any questions, feel free to contact Darnelle Melvin (darnelle.melvin@unlv.edu) or Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu), ALCTS MIG Programming Co-Chairs.Please fill out the submission form with your proposal abstract by Wednesday, February 21, 2018. “Implementing Linked Open Data in the Real World” will take place during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.[...]



CFP: Marketing Libraries Journal (Peer-Reviewed OA Journal)

2018-01-23T13:48:07.027-05:00

Call for PapersMarketing Libraries JournalVolume 2, Issue 1 (Summer 2018)Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2018 (peer reviewed manuscripts)Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018 (practical articles)Submit manuscripts online at http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/submit.htmlAim and ScopeMarketing Libraries Journal (MLJ) is a peer-reviewed, independently published, open access scholarly journal that focuses on innovative marketing activities that libraries are engaged in. Our aim is to publish research and practical examples of library marketing campaigns, library marketing research, public relations campaigns, SWOT analysis, segmentation research, assessment of marketing activities, and tools used for marketing. In addition to peer reviewed articles, the Journal also contains practical articles from different columns. Columnists will be accepting short articles on advocacy, branding, library marketing campaigns, "from the trenches", and technology.Guidelines for SubmissionsThe editorial board seeks submissions in the following two categories:1. Feature Articles (peer reviewed) (20-25 pages): research-driven articles that aim to provide original scholarship in the field of library marketing, communications, and outreach.2. Practical Articles (editorial reviewed) (8-10 pages) articles that focus on best practices and advice. Although these articles are practical, they are written in a formal, academic tone. Advocacy: articles that focus on developing relationships with stakeholders to help raise awareness and loyalty for library services and resources. This may relate to communicating with government, administration, and the greater communityBranding: articles that illustrate how libraries develop their visual identity for their services and resources. “From the Trenches”: articles that show outcomes of a particular marketing initiative or campaign.Campaigns: case studies of a marketing campaign and the desired outcomes and objectives soughtTechnology: reviews of web sites, apps, and software tools that support library marketing activities.Manuscript FormatManuscript style should follow the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th EditionSubmissions should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sidesPage number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each pageThe title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail addressSubmitted manuscripts should begin with a 100-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1One submission per author per callAllow 3 months for manuscript status notificationSubmission ProcessSubmit manuscripts online at http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/submit.htmlPlease ensure that your manuscript has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for papers deadline. When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version.Editorship and EthicsWe reserve the right to make editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency. To ensure ethical practices, all reviewers, editors, and authors must contact the Journal if there may be any conflict of interest. For more information, please contact map@marketinglibraries.org ISSN: 2475-8116[...]



CFP: ACRL Delaware Valley Spring Program (April 20, 2018 - Allentown, PA)

2018-01-23T12:21:10.072-05:00

Call For ProposalsACRL Delaware Valley Spring ProgramFriday, April 20, Muhlenberg CollegeDeadline: February 24, 2018Submit proposal to dvcmentoring@gmail.comThe theme for the ACRL Delaware Valley spring program is partnerships. Academic librarians cannot work in isolation; we must look beyond our walls in order to better understand the needs of our communities, to make the most of institutional resources, and to provide successful, high-impact programs and services. Collaborating with our stakeholders improves the quality of our services, increases our visibility in the community, and leads to new initiatives. How does one get started on building university and community relationships? What are the best practices? Where are the opportunities? What are the success stories?All are invited to submit proposals for presentations that fit the theme of partnerships and address one of the following topics.TopicsScholarship and PublishingLearning and AssessmentCo-curricular and Extra-curricular PartnershipsCommunication and OutreachProject ManagementTechnology and Data ServicesCommunity ServiceArchivesFormat OptionsInteractive Session (30-40 minutes)Short Presentation (20 minutes)Long Presentation (40 minutes)Please include the following in your proposalFull Name, Email, and InstitutionTitle of presentationFormat of presentation (from list above)Topic(s) addressed (from list above)Two learning outcomesExplanation of how your presentation fits the program’s themeIf your presentation is about a specific project, please answer these additional questionsWho were the group(s)  or department(s) you collaborated with?What were the goals of the project?What did you learn from the project’s results?[...]



CFP: 2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) - May 2018, Austin Texas

2018-01-22T13:14:08.307-05:00

2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Call for ProposalsExploring Perspectives at the 2018 Texas Conference on Digital LibrariesWe’re planning an exciting program for The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) 2018, and we’d love your help.  If you have a project or topic that Explores Perspectives, we invite you to submit a proposal by January 29, 2018.2018 TCDL ThemeThis year’s theme, Exploring Perspectives, seeks to spotlight underrepresented and under acknowledged communities, voices, and points of view relating to digital outputs. The program committee additionally solicits traditional TCDL-addressed topics such as discussions, presentations, or work on any step in the life-cycle of digital projects or the development of software and applications in the digital library world.Sessions can take a number of forms, including:·         Presentations: (25-minutes)·         Panels: (60-minute or 80-minute)·         24x7 Presentations: (24 slides in 7 minutes)·         Posters·         Workshops or Tutorials·         Birds-of-a-Feather SessionsImportant Information·         September 22: Call for Proposals·         January 29 : Deadline for all conference proposals·         March 16: Notification of acceptance·         April 6: Early-bird registration deadline·         Conference Dates: May 15-17, 2018  @Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, TexasHow to submitVisit our Call for Proposals website to get started and submit here when you’re ready. The proposal deadline is January 29, 2018. Complete proposals must include a title, abstract (no more than 500 words), and information for each speaker (name, title, institution, brief bio, and email address).[...]



Call for Proposals: Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning (Washington DC - August 2018)

2018-01-19T16:01:50.472-05:00

Call for Proposals: Colloquium on Libraries & Service LearningCritically Engaged Librarianship: Exploring Service Learning and Community InvolvementAugust 9-10, 2018American University, Washington, D.C.CFP URL: https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/libraries-and-service-learning/submission_guidelines.htmlJoin us for the 2018 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning!Conference Focus:The intended community for this colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships among academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals, and community partners. The colloquium is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning. Students who participated in service learning or community engagement projects are encouraged to attend and submit proposals. The planning committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of libraries and service learning/community involvement. Session topics may include, but are not limited to:The Student Experience: Student engagement/career readiness; student learning outcomes/ ACRL Information Literacy Frames; Case Studies: Service-learning throughout the disciplines; innovative programs/collaborations; international service learning (international contexts and/or international students) Community Partners: Libraries and community outreach/reciprocal partnerships; impact of service learning on the community; ensuring or maximizing community benefit. Communities are defined as the campus community, local community, or global community Program Development: Curriculum mapping for service learning courses; setting strategic planning and priorities in the engaged library Assessment: Assessing programs, courses, or initiatives; service learning in university accreditation; impact on student retention; demonstrating the library’s value Research: Action research; engaged scholarship; intersection of critical librarianship and/or critical information literacy and service learning; archiving of service learning products Presentations:Session length: 45 minutes Requirements: Written paper or designed activity to report the results of research, present a case study, or facilitate an active learning session related to libraries and service learning. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Presenters are encouraged to supply virtual handouts or other materials as appropriate. Of particular interest are interactive sessions and sessions co-presented by any combination of librarians, teaching faculty, community engagement coordinators, students, and/or community partners. Presentation proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the session, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s). Posters: Session length: 45 minutes. Posters will be on display throughout the conference with 45 minutes dedicated for staffing by author. Requirements: Innovative case studies, practical solutions/models, and research-based projects, or any other presentation that would benefit the service learning library community are all encouraged. Minimum size 24 x 36 inches. Poster proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the poster, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s). Lightning Round:Session length: 5-7 minutes. Lightning Round proposals[...]



Inaugural Business Librarian Online Conference (TBD - Spring 2018)

2018-01-19T14:48:04.228-05:00

We are launching the inaugural interactive, online conference for librarians working with business, which will take place in Mid-May. This unique conference departs from the traditional format consisting of sitting and watching a webinar in a room with your colleagues. The Business Librarian Online Conference will utilize the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra platform that allows participates to move between virtual rooms to view a variety of posters while asking questions of the poster presenters; meet and talk with other librarians from your library subgroup (academic, corporate, or public); and learn from and share with your fellow librarians presenting more traditional panels and lightning talks. No need to download anything on your computer. Participate via microphone or telephone and use a webcam on a personal computer for the full experience. Please join us making the Business Librarian Online Conference a historic and successful event.  We are looking for a variety of presenters and participants.  Please complete the survey to join the movement and spread the word by Friday, March 16th: https://ndstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdESYpM03jiW69Sincerely,Business Librarian Online Conference Planning CommitteeBrittany Ford, American National University, blford14@gmail.comElizabeth Malafi, Middle Country Public Library, malafielizabeth@mcplibrary.orgJoel Thornton, University of Arkansas Libraries, jbt012@ark.eduLaura Trude, North Dakota State University Libraries, laura.trude@ndsu.edu[...]



CFP: Discovery to Delivery VIII (Indiana Libraries Resource‐Sharing Conference - May 11, 2018 - Indianapolis, Indiana)

2018-01-17T08:34:27.976-05:00

Discovery to Delivery VIII conference, hosted by the Academic Libraries of Indiana and the Indiana State Library, is a free one-day resource sharing conference that is open to all Indiana Libraries.  This year’s theme will be The Bigger Picture: Resource Sharing with a Broader Brush!Conference URL: https://library.ivytech.edu/D2D2018This year’s conference will be held on May 11, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm ET at the Indiana State Library located at 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.[CALL FOR  PROPOSALS]:  Indiana Libraries Resource‐Sharing Conference        Submission Deadline: 3 PM (EST) Friday, March 2, 2018           If you are interested in developing and sharing a presentation, please complete and submit the proposal form located on our D2D website.  Previous years have proven the most well-received presentations are from peer libraries, please share your successes and challenges with your colleagues! This year’s theme is all about thinking about resource sharing as part of the bigger picture.  Not just Interlibrary loan of materials, but sessions about sharing expertise, information, access, and other platforms are encouraged.         Presentations should be approximately 30-35 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes at the end of each session for questions and discussion.       Suggested Proposal Topics:INSPIRE (20th anniversary in 2018)AcquisitionsCollaborations      Best Practices           Copyright     Customer ServiceE-booksE-Resources LicensingEvergreen IndianaMarketingOpen AccessPatron-Driven ServicesProfessional DevelopmentScholarly CommunicationsSRCSStatistics           The conference is open to all Indiana libraries, and the audience will include attendees from academic, public, school and special libraries.  Presentations from peer libraries are well-received at these conferences.  Please indicate in your program description whether your presentation targets a specific or general audience.   Proposals are due Friday, March 2 by 3:00 PM Eastern.Michelle BradleyManager, Member EngagementMidwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)(800) 530-9019 ext 125[...]



Call for Online Programs: ACRL University Libraries Section

2018-01-15T15:07:55.907-05:00

The ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee is charged with supporting the continued development of ULS members by providing professional development opportunities, mostly through online programming. The ULS Professional Development Committee is committed to providing programs on a wide array of topics and in various formats to support academic librarians. The committee is now accepting proposals for online programs. Programs are generally an hour in length and can take a wide variety of formats and can be on any topic of interest to academic libraries.

To submit a proposal, complete the online form available here: http://www.acrl.ala.org/ULS/online-program-proposal-submission-form/

Please send any questions to the Professional Development Committee chair Jason Martin (Jason.martin@mtsu.edu).

Jason Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State University
E-Mail: jason.martin@mtsu.edu




CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service in Distance Learning

2018-01-15T08:47:10.894-05:00

The Journal of Library and Information Service in Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.  The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students. Articles must be related to providing library services/information to distance learners/faculty. Topics can include but are not limited to:Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaborationInformation literacyInstructional service techniquesInformation deliveryReference servicesDocument deliveryDeveloping collectionsIf you are interested in submitting an article, this journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the “Guide for ScholarOne Authors” at http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/submission/ScholarOne.asp before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X. WLIS receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/WLIS. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/.In addition, JLISDL has just been moved to the iFirst workflow, which will enable us to produce and publish papers online in advance of issues that are final in all respects except for pagination. Once an article is accepted for publications and all edits have been submitted, the articles will appear in a "Latest articles" list on the journal's webpage. They will be identical to the print edition in every way except that they will lack final pagination. Authors can still cite articles using their DOI number and year of publication. The “Latest articles” section can be found on JLISDL’s Taylor & Francis Online page on the left side menu. Once articles are selected for issues, the final version that publishes (with page numbers) will replace this iFirst version, and the article will appear in the issue with all other contents of that issue.Contributions should not be published elsewhere.Inquiries and questions are welcome and can be sent directly to the editor, Jodi Poe, at jpoe@jsu.edu.Jodi W. Poe, EditorJournal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learninghttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wlis20Professor & Head of Technical ServicesHouston Cole LibraryJacksonville State UniversityEmail: jpoe@jsu.edu[...]