Thursday, June 14, 2018

CFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference, October 5-7, 2018, Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University will host its fifth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC18) from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.
#BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach.
We encourage proposals that explore or critique digital scholarship as it relates to access, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but should not be limited to, the following:

  • Accessibility of digital platforms and technology
  • Access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship
  • Digital scholarship and social change
  • Sustainability and future access to digital scholarship
  • Digital scholarship and multimodal/interdisciplinary access
  • Access to  digital scholarship beyond the academy
  • The public mission of digital scholarship
  • Creating opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives
  • Designing for access, activism, and advocacy
Submissions may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.
We look forward to building on the success of the last four years, in which we have come together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2017 meeting, the conference website and this year's call.
Proposal Submission Form: https://goo.gl/forms/4nVllpVvaLEW9Jc02
Proposals are due: June 30th, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US).
Notifications will be sent by July 15th.
If you have any questions please contact: budsc@bucknell.edu

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NFAIS CFP: Movements and Models Supporting Open Access (October 2018 - Alexandria, Virginia)

NFAIS Call For Presenters!

Open Access (OA) continues to offer transformative change in traditional scholarly research that is moving us toward and open science future. From research development to scholarly output, creating a more transparent end-to-end process allows unfettered sharing, inclusion and collaboration as a continuum in scientific research and discovery. As we support researchers through OA initiatives, we are creating science without barriers.

NFAIS will explore this multidimensional disruption at our "Movements and Models Supporting Open Access" Conference on October 1 - 2, 2018 in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and we invite you join the discussion as a speaker!

The program will address emerging OA practices, statistics and analytics of open access models, and new publishing models that deliver fully affordable open access. If you are a university library supporting unique OA models, an advocate of open access, or can share how your organization is making progress on the OA movement, we invite you to become a speaker and share your trends, new technologies, and applications to others in the industry. You may be selected to present alone, with a co-presenter, or as a panel.


For more information, go to: http://www.nfais.org/oa-call-for-presenters


Presentation Guidelines
  *   The submissions deadline is July 31, 2018
  *   Submissions must be in English
  *   Presentations must be original and unique to the Movements and Models Supporting Open Access conference; the same presentation/talk cannot have been given 90 days prior to the conference
  *   Presentations must be educational in nature (sales presentations will not be accepted)
  *   Presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length but no more than 45 minutes and allow time for Q&A.


Submitting Your Proposal
Submissions should include a title, presentation summary (maximum of 300 words) identifying the purpose, content, and learning objectives/expected outcomes for participants, and a professional biography of presenter(s) (maximum of 50 words) along with a photo for inclusion in our program, should your presentation be accepted. Please also provide for us your full name, institutional affiliation and mailing address, including email.
Click here: 
http://www.nfais.org/oa-call-for-presenters for more information or to submit your proposal.  Feel free to contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon at nblairdeleon@nfais.org with any questions.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Call for chapters - Hidden Architectures of Info Lit Programs

We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL Publications book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts with an anticipated publication date of fall 2019. Chapter proposals are due August 1st, 2018

Read the full Call for Proposals, including a book chapter template, at: http://bit.ly/HiddenArchitectBook

More about the book: Information literacy (IL) is a well-established goal of academic libraries, yet so much of the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs is absent from professional literature, job descriptions, and library school coursework. While the definition of a program is a coordinated set of activities in service of a specific purpose, what those activities actually consist of - and who is responsible for them - is highly dependent on institutional and interpersonal contexts. Furthermore, while skills and competencies for leadership in LIS are well-researched and articulated, those required for effective program management, particularly indirect management of others, are not as well-represented. This book will gather program examples to make visible the structures, practices, and contexts of information literacy programs in academic libraries. We are seeking chapters from academic librarians who identify as a leader of an information literacy program who want to share their experiences. Each case study chapter will detail definitions and missions, allocation of resources and labor, supervisory structures, prioritization approaches, and other processes and structures required to make programs work. By using a case study template we will help identify commonalities and differences across all types of programs and institutions while allowing individual stories and unique contexts to shine through.

If you have any questions, please contact us at hiddenarchitecturesbook@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

  • Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Information Literacy Coordinator, Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Elizabeth Galoozis, Head of Information Literacy, University of Southern California
  • Rebecca Halpern, Teaching & Learning Services Coordinator, The Claremont Colleges




Thursday, June 07, 2018

CFP: Special Issue on Business Models in (Digital) Academic Publishing (Publications)

Business Models in (Digital) Academic Publishing
Publications - URL: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications
Information for authors - http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/instructions

Message from the Guest Editors
As the number of universities, libraries, and students continue to increase, growth in scholarly publishing is likely to continue. Demand for traditional printed books is influenced by electronic books, print-on-demand services, book rental options and sales of individual book chapters. An increased demand for instant access to scholarly journals, with their double-digit annual price increases, is putting even greater pressure on library budgets and the purchase of scholarly works. Clearly, traditional business models for academic publishing are no longer sustainable. Innovative business models are needed to capture value from new digital publishing technologies. Open access, print on demand, hybrid publishing, agile publishing, digital archives and open data curation are examples of new digital publishing models—but none of these can address all aspects of this dynamic industry.  This Special Issue invites authors to submit articles that examine new or alternative forms of digital academic publishing—with an emphasis on describing the business model that will make this new form sustainable.

Karen I. MacDonald  &  Virginia Dressler
Kent State University

Message from the Editor-in-Chief
As the Editor-in-Chief of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775), I warmly invite you to submit your research for consideration for publication in our journal. Publications is an international, peer reviewed, fully Open Access journal that provides an advanced forum for research studies related to all aspects of scholarly publishing. While primarily a vehicle for research and review articles, we will also publish, from time to time, case studies and opinion pieces. We aim to offer high-quality, responsible services and rapid decision-making so that submitting and publishing with us should be a rewarding experience. If you wish to discuss your ideas for submission in advance, or if you have topics for potential Special Issues you would like us to consider, or indeed have any queries about any other aspect of Publications, then please do not hesitate to contact me personally at: tross@know-center.at

Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer
Know-Center GmbH,
Graz, Austria


Author Benefits
Open Access: free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science), Scopus and other databases.
Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 33 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).

Call for Case Studies - Emerging Technologies, Evolving Professionals:Change Management Practices for Library Systems and Technologies

Emerging Technologies, Evolving Professionals:Change Management Practices for Library Systems and Technologies

Upcoming LITA title (2019)
By Courtney McAllister

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
Decisions Announced: July 1, 2018

Do you have first-hand experience managing technology changes at a museum, archive, or public/academic/special/law/corporate/military/medical library? A technology change could be an intimidating project, like an ILS migration or makerspace launch, or something a bit more subtle, like introducing a new chat widget at the reference desk. Please consider submitting a brief write-up of your experience to enrich an upcoming LITA guide.

As we all know, library systems and technologies are evolving rapidly, but maintaining one’s technical skill set is not enough to successfully organize and implement change. Information professionals must also develop techniques that enable them to navigate the intricate interplay of human anxieties, perceptions, expectations, and mental models that accompany technological change. This guide is designed to equip new and seasoned practitioners with the strategies they need to master interpersonal and technical interdepencies.

“Notes from the Field” segments will integrate a diverse range of condensed case studies into the guide’s core chapters. These brief, first-hand experiences will address the following topics (please focus on either 1, 2, or 3):

1. The role of change agents in technology change. Specifically,

a) Your experience hiring a change agent to introduce or implement a technology change...
  • What was the catalyst for the change agent?
  • What traits did you look for in a prospective change agent?
  • How did other staff respond?
  • What worked/didn’t work?
  • Was the technology change successful?
  • If you started the process from scratch, what would do you differently?

b) Your experience fulfilling the role of a technology change agent...
  • How did other staff respond?
  • What strategies did you employ to adapt?
  • What worked/didn’t work?
  • Was the technology change successful?
  • If you started the process from scratch, what would you differently?

2. The role of assessment in technology change. Specifically,

  • What assessment strategies have worked/not worked for you.
  • What questions have you asked to guide your assessment of how technologies are operating within your organization?
  • How have you determined technology needs at your organization? 
  • How have you evaluated potential technology changes?

3. Socializing technology changes among end users. Specifically,

  • How have you promoted or announced an upcoming technology change to end users?
  • How did you gather feedback?
  • How did you respond to user feedback?
  • What surprised you most about user reactions?

Please write a brief (1,000 words max) summary of your experience(s) with any ONE of the above topics, and submit for consideration by June 15, 2018

Please send an email with your submission and contact information to cmcallis@citadel.edu Use of the following subject line is strongly encouraged: LITA Case Study, YOUR NAME

Notification emails will be sent by July 1, 2018


CPT Courtney R. McAllister, MA, MLIS | Electronic Resources Librarian
Daniel Library | The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409
Office: (843)953-2570 | cmcallis@citadel.edu

Monday, June 04, 2018

Call for Chapters for ACRL's The Sustainable Library's Cookbook (2019)

Call for Chapters for ACRL's The Sustainable Library's Cookbook (2019) edited by Raymond Pun and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer

Send your proposals/questions to raypun101@gmail.com with submissions and questions. Note if you submitted a proposal already to acrlsustainable@gmail.com, please re-send it to raypun101@gmail.com, apologies for that and thank you! (acrlsustainable@gmail.com will be defunct)

We are seeking "recipes" or chapter proposals on practice-based examples of lesson plans or projects that support sustainability efforts in academic libraries. Recipes will follow the ACRL CookbookFormat. Your 500-to-700 word proposal submission should describe a successful lesson plan or activity that support sustainability in the academic library. They can be related to these three key areas:

Section 1. Applying Sustainable Thinking and Development - Applying sustainable thinking into library functions including information technology, finance, facilities, waste management, human resources, space planning, etc.:

  • Triple Bottom Line (financial/economic, environmental, as well as social (internal/workforce and external/social justice and campus community) concepts applied in different areas of library services
  • Installing solar panels in the library, upgrading lighting systems in library facilities, supporting alternatives to driving; green technology, architecture planning; extension; developing strategies to minimize cost, utilize costs;
  • Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in your library practices
  • Addressing issues of poverty, inequity and food shortage in your campus; dumpster diving projects;
  • Strategic planning for sustainable practices in specific areas of the library; special grant projects or case studies; disaster-planning projects; makerspaces; OER and textbooks; sustainable printing;
  • Assessment/evaluation plans for sustainability practices; marketing sustainability developments in the library


Section 2. Teaching, Learning and Research Services - Supporting sustainability studies in the areas of teaching, learning and research services including information literacy, one-shots, technology, integrating ACRL New Frameworks,  threshold concepts, discipline tracks - first year writing, communications, STEM instructions, community of teaching practices, and subject/liaison responsibilities:

  • Teaching FYE STEM using campus sustainability as the research topic
  • Building a data research/scientific data program to support sustainability studies, water studies or renewable energy; ecological and environmental education; green literacy
  • Teaching a information literacy workshop to environmental studies, food studies, agriculture, transportation studies/engineering, sociology, anthropology, political science or urban studies, architecture, business/entrepreneurship/marketing classes that address sustainable development, climate change, green energy, alternative fuels, sustainable housing, clean transportation, etc.
  • Integrating GIS skills and tools in library instruction to support sustainability studies; digital scholarship or humanities/area studies projects covering sustainability/environmental studies
  • Integrating environmental, economic, and social justices in your teaching practices; Liaison to Water/Environmental Institutes/Centers


Section 3. Community Engagement, Outreach, and Partnerships - Forming new partnerships, outreach services or community engagement programs to inform sustainability practices in the library and beyond:

  • Forming partnerships with communities to promote environmental awareness issues
  • Partnering with Career Development Center to host a job/internship fair on green energy and jobs;
  • Collaborating with Sustainability Student Club to coordinate new programs or events in the library such as urban farms, organic food productions, collaborative collection development, green collections; World Water Day, World Earth Day, environmental awareness;
  • Partnerships with public libraries, government agencies, environmental and other community groups for reading clubs, activities, engagements
  • Building local/indigenous knowledge and collaborating with community experts relating to sustainability, ecology, etc.

Deadline for Contributors' proposals: July 9, 2018 (flexible)
Editors Review + Notification for Contributors: July 30, 2018
Final Recipes Due: October 1, 2018

Please refer to the The Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL 2009) and The First Year Experience Cookbook (ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. You can send as many proposals as you like. We are willing to be flexible with wording, style, and topics. Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals! Once the proposal has been accepted, we will happy to send a template over.

Any questions? Need to submit? Send email to raypun101@gmail.com
Co-editors:
Raymond Pun, California State University, Fresno and Dr. Gary L. Shaffer, USC Marshall School of Business

Friday, June 01, 2018

Call for Chapters - Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries


Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by July 28, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

Thursday, May 31, 2018

CFP: OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference - Chicago October 25-26, 2018)

Share your expertise—present at ARC18
 
On October 25–26, leaders across all library types will come together at the OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to share ideas, learnings, and insights, helping the entire community move forward to change the game. We invite you to contribute to the conversation.

We are seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around what it means to be a “game-changing library,” more specifically, what are those areas that will help the community better respond to shifts in the environment and drive their library’s transformation in the following categories:
  • Technology and innovation: From evolution to revolution
  • Spaces and resources: From collections to connections
  • Analytics and data: From what we count to what counts
  • Public purpose: From allies to advocates
Speakers will receive complimentary registration to the ARC18 Conference (a $275 value).

If you are interested in participating, please submit a topic for a 20–30 minute presentation by July 13. Speakers will be notified by July 31, 2018.

Please send your questions to oclcevents@oclc.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

CFP URL: https://www.oclc.org/en/events/councils/2018-19/americas-regional-council-meetings-home/participation.html