Friday, February 15, 2019

CFP: Kentucky Library Association 2019 Conference - Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 24-25, 2019


Proposal submissions are now being accepted for the Kentucky Library Association's 2019 Conference, to be held October 24 and 25 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  

The 2019 theme, RE-THINKING THE WAY we library, asks us to reexamine our library traditions, challenge commonly held beliefs and--
--think about how we provide service
--think abut the future we envision for our libraries
--think about how we engage with our communities
--think about  lessons we can learn from other industries
--think about lessons learned from successes and failures

The Planning Committee is working to plan an illuminating program that will be enlightening and informative -- please consider joining us and sharing your expertise at this year's conference.  

Proposals will be accepted until May 15th, with accepted proposals notified by June 15th. In accordance with KLA Policy, all accepted presenters must register to attend at least one day of the conference.  

If I can answer any questions, please let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Kandace Rogers
Chair, 2019 Conference Planning Committee 

Monday, February 11, 2019

CFP: Special Issue related to academic libraries and the 45th President of the United States (Reference Services Review)

Reference Services Review seeks journal article contributions for a special issue that will explore themes related to academic libraries and the 45th President of the United States. The issue will be published in January, 2020 (48/1). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: 
  • the impact of misinformation, disinformation, and distrust of media outlets on library education services
  • the impact of the partial government shutdown on access to federal government information and/or services, grant funded research, etc.
  • campus climate: safety and security, free speech versus hate speech, collaboration with student organizations
  • campus/community engagement and programming
  • work with and/or support services for DACA students
  • the impact on federal government documents, e.g., removal of the phrase "climate change," requests from federal agencies to purge historical documents and records, archiving the President's social media posts, etc.
  • library involvement with social justice initiatives on campus
  • innovative dissemination of election, candidate, and voter registration information to constituents

The journal welcomes thought pieces, case studies, and articles about issues and trends that address specific opportunities or challenges related to academic libraries and the current administration. Potential contributors are encouraged to be creative in developing topics. 

Topic proposals should be submitted to Mary Ellen Spencer via the web form at  Please direct any questions to me at

Mary Ellen Spencer
Director of Library Services
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933

Monday, February 04, 2019

Call for Chapters: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms

Call for Chapters URL:

Carla Sofia Vicente Negrão
João António Furtado Brito, UNICV

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: March 7, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 5, 2019
Submission Date: October 28, 2019

During recent years, the number of crowdfunding platforms has increasead in worldwide. In order to discuss ideas, problems, challenges, and solutions for changes in society and organizations to improve crowdfunding platforms, we prepare this book. This book has an important role to play in providing knowledge for researchers, experts, and practitioners of crowdfunding platforms in the global digital economy. It also intends to provide guidelines for economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, policy makers, and technology developers.

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of crowdfunding at different levels of the knowledge.

The overall objectives of this book are:
• To explore the latest crowdfunding trends;
• To present the current state of crowdfunding;
• To explore/examine challenges, opportunities, limitations, and risks of crowdfunding;
• To help readers understand crowdfunding platforms;
• To aim to publish the latest research findings;
• To provide emerging research on the use of crowdfunding platforms;
• To understand the Law about crowdfunding.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of crowdfunding in various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support for scholars, academics, researchers, economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, sociologists, teachers, policy makers, and technology developers interested in crowdfunding platforms.

Recommended Topics
Recommended topics for chapters include, but are not limited to:
• Crowdfunding mobile
• Crowdfunding and e-commerce
• Crowdfunding innovations
• Risk and security
• Crowdfunding industry 5.0
• Crowdfunding business models
• Crowdfunding platforms
• Education crowdfunding
• crowdfunding projects
• Crowdfunding business intelligence
• IoT crowdfunding
• Digital literacy crowdfunding
• Crowdfunding for digital entrepreneurship
• Crowdfunding for economic development
• Crowdfunding for startups
• Crowdfunding success
• Crowdfunding sustainability;
• Future Trends in crowdfunding
• Crowdfunding and Laws

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 7, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 6, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 5, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates
March 7, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 6, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
July 5, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
September 2, 2019: Review Results Returned
October 14, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
October 28, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Friday, February 01, 2019

Free Virtual Conference: NCLA Sections Virtual Conference: February 8, 2019

NCLA Sections Virtual Conference: February 8, 2019

The North Carolina Library Association’s College and University, NC Library Paraprofessional Association, Community & Junior College Libraries, Distance Learning Sections and Appalachian State University’s Center for Academic Excellence are working together to host a NCLA Sections Virtual Conference on February 8, 2019!

Spend the day with librarians, instructional designers, paraprofessionals, faculty, and other library supporters. We are offering presentations for all aspects of library support-services, distance-learning services, community college, and university library services, including access services, instruction, research support, outreach, e-resource management, acquisitions, cataloging, management, assessment, and everything in between.

Visit our website to Register (its free!) and view the agenda.

All sessions will be recorded and archived on the conference site.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

CFP: Working Title: Academic Plagiarism: Librarians’ solo and collaborative efforts to curb academic plagiarism

Call for Proposals

Working Title: Academic Plagiarism: Librarians’ solo and collaborative efforts to curb academic plagiarism

In consultation with Jessica Gribble, senior acquisitions editor with Libraries Unlimited / ABC-CLIO, Russell Michalak, MLIS and Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D. are soliciting chapter proposals for this proposed edited collection.

The general timeline we are proposing is a completed volume by January 2020 so you would have several months to work on your contribution. If you are interested in authoring a chapter, please complete this form by the end of the day on Friday, February 22, 2019.

About this Collection

This edited collection will be a compilation of current practical case studies of academic libraries and librarians working with other college departments, faculty, and/or students to help combat the continued concerns related to student plagiarism – both intended and accidental – due to the variety of definitions for plagiarism. The intended audiences for this collection are academic librarians, faculty, and administrators as well as writing centers and other services related to college student research and/or writing.

Note: Please be advised that proposals for this collection should represent original, not previously published work. This includes book chapters, journal articles, and editorials/columns. Thank you for understanding!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MiALA Annual Conference 2019 Call for Posters (Saginaw, Michigan - May 2019)

Call for Posters - MiALA Annual Conference 2019

Our Value: Communicating, Promoting, Visualizing

MiALA invites you and your colleagues to submit poster proposals for the 4th annual conference to be held May 13-14, 2019 at Saginaw Valley State University. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions for communicating, promoting, or visualizing value in academic libraries.

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, library support 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 a student, individual, or retiree member of MiALA to submit a proposal and/or present a poster. 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 online form here ( by February 28, 2019.

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 22, 2019.

Questions can be sent to Poster team leader, David Scott ( Questions about the conference in general can be sent to

CFP: Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward (KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference - Kentucky - March 27-29, 2019)

2019 Joint Spring Conference Call for Proposals
Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward

The 2019 KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference planning committee welcomes proposals for mini-sessions and poster presentations for “Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward,” to be held March 27-29, 2019 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

This year’s conference theme recognizes the leadership potential of everyone in the organization, not only the people at the top of the organizational chart. We all know the people in our libraries who take on informal leadership roles, including mentoring other employees, chairing committees, and actively contributing during staff meetings. These are the people who exercise influence in their workplaces even without a title. The committee welcomes submissions based on “non-positional” leadership and related topics, including (but not limited to):
·         Leadership styles
·         Team building
·         Career paths
·         Continuing education
·         Resume and portfolio management
·         Conflict management
·         Networking
·         Diversity and inclusion
·         Front-line management
·         Mentoring
·         Collaboration
·         Community building

The deadline to submit abstracts for presentations and posters is Monday, February 4, 2019. To submit your abstract, please complete the submission form

Your abstract should include:
·         Presenter(s) name
·         Institution name
·         Library name
·         Title of your presentation
·         Short (250 word) abstract of your presentation or poster
Mini-sessions will be 50-minute formal presentations by the presenter. Posters will be displayed and open for discussion during the poster reception on Wednesday evening, March 27th.

All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and its potential to advance thinking about management and leadership. All accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, but may do so at the member rate.

The 2019 Joint Spring Conference is a collaboration among the Academic and Special Library Sections of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Important Dates:
Monday, February 4– Submission Deadline
Friday, February 8– Acceptance Notification

Friday, February 22, 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, March 22, 2019 – Registration Deadline

Conference Registration Fees (Early Bird / Regular):
Full Conference:
One Day Attendance:
Member* $115 / $145
Member* $80 / $100
Non-Member $155 / $185
Non-Member $105 / $125
Student $25 / $25
Student $25 / $25

*Members include those individuals who are members of any of the following: KLA – Academic Library Section, KLA – Special Library Section, or the SLA – Kentucky Chapter.

Monday, January 28, 2019

CFP: SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change (Syracuse, New York - June 2019)

SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change
Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, New York)
June 12-14, 2019

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the "great migration" to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

·        Reference and Instruction
·        Cataloging and Technical Services
·        Archives and Special Collections
·        Systems and Technology
·        Collection Development
·        Public Services and Interlibrary Loan
·        Professional Development
·        Management and Leadership
·        Open Educational Resources
·        Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops
               When?  Wednesday, June 12th
               Length of Time?  90 minutes
Conference Presentations
               When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th
               Length of Time?  45 minutes
Questions?  Contact:  April Broughton,

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2019 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2019!