Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CFP: LibTech Conference 2020 (St. Paul, Minnesota - March 18-19, 2020)

Call for Proposals
LibTech Conference 2020
March 18-19, 2020
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Do you have a technology-related library project, experiment, or innovation you’d like to share? We invite you to submit a session proposal for the 2020 Library Technology Conference. The conference features presentations, workshops, and lightning round sessions and is attended by library staff, library students, educators, technologists, designers, and others interested in libraries and technology.  

We seek innovative proposals in both traditional and new formats. A few ideas to get you started:
  • A presentation on a project still in progress
  • An experiment with new and emerging technology -- including successes and failures
  • A ready-to-go technology tool or solution that participants can use at their home institution
  • A critical and/or reflective session on a pressing issue in libraries
  • A workshop on a tool or tools commonly (or uncommonly!) used in libraries

Need a little help preparing your proposal? Check out our proposal planning page. Submissions are due October 23, 2019. 

Questions? Contact us at libtechconference@macalester.edu.
 

CFP: The Community College Library: Instruction and Reference (@ALA_ACRL)


Call for Proposals
We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, The Community College Library: Instruction and Reference with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2021.  This book is part of the book series, The Community College Library.   With 1,167 public and independent community colleges across the United States, community colleges are educating nearly half of the undergraduates in the nation.  Community colleges serve a unique student population including high school students, first-generation students, parents, veterans, homeless students, returning students, those looking to transfer to a four-year university, those seeking technical vocational skills, and many more. This series aims to highlight the work, dedication, challenges, and innovation occurring in community college libraries across the country.  

Focus of the Book:
This edited volume will be comprised of chapters written by practitioners in the community colleges across the country.   For most libraries reference and instruction are two of the primary services offered to students by librarians. However, the structure, pedagogical approaches, innovative programming, partnerships, sustainability, administrative support, and funding for these core services vary widely between institutions.   Each library and librarian balances a myriad of factors along with the needs of their students to design different models of these services. This book will highlight a range of approaches from effective implementation of tried and true instruction and reference services to challenging the status-quo and risk taking in providing core services in community college libraries.   

Possible topics:
  • Reference interview
  • Reference desk scheduling and staffing
  • Technology in reference
  • Reference partnerships
  • Reference staffing models
  • Information literacy program design
  • Credit bearing information literacy courses
  • Instruction scheduling and staffing
  • Applying the ACRL framework
  • IL for distance education 
  • Instruction librarian partnerships with faculty
  • Embedded librarianship
Don’t see an instruction or reference topic here that you would like to write about?   That’s okay! We want you to submit your proposal! If you have any questions contact the editors at thecclibrary@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Proposal Guidelines:
Interested authors are invited to submit a proposal and fill out the short online proposal form. The form will require:

·         Author names, job titles, and institutional affiliations
·         A working chapter title
·         An abstract up to 500 words
·         A current CV

Proposals are due by November 15, 2019 and must be submitted via online form: https://sites.google.com/view/thecclibrary/

Acceptance
·         Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) by January 5, 2020
·         Completed chapters will be approximately 2,500 - 4,000 words in length excluding endnotes and bibliography.

Timeline
●      The first draft of chapters will be due May 30, 2020, and final draft on August 18, 2020
●      Projected publication date: Fall 2021
Contact us at: thecclibrary@gmail.com 

~~~
Kaela Casey, Librarian, Ventura College
Janet Pinkley, Head of Access Services, CSU Channel Islands, and Adjunct Librarian, Ventura College





CFP: The Community College Library: Assessment (@ALA_ACRL)


Call for Proposals
We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, The Community College Library: Assessment with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2021. With 1,167 public and independent community colleges across the United States, community colleges are educating nearly half of the undergraduates in the nation.  Community colleges serve a unique student population including high school students, first-generation students, parents, veterans, homeless students, returning students, those looking to transfer to a four-year university, those seeking technical vocational skills, and many more. This series aims to highlight the work, dedication, challenges, and innovation occurring in community college libraries across the country.  

Focus of the Book:
This edited volume will present chapters written by community college librarians leading assessment efforts across the United States. Assessment is necessary for understanding and demonstrating the library’s impact on student success. For community college libraries, assessment of Student Learning Outcomes or Service Unit Outcomes are also necessary for activities like program review and accreditation. This book will compile examples of practical, effective strategies and projects for community college library assessment activities. 

Possible topics:
·         Developing an assessment plan
·         Writing effective program reviews or self-evaluations
·         Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes or Service Unit Outcomes
·         Instructional assessment (one-shot, credit, or non-credit bearing)
·         Library services and resources assessment
·         Assessment projects (Re-writing SLO/SUOs, data visualization, etc.)
·         Using assessment tools

Don’t see an assessment topic here that you would like to write about?   That’s okay! We want you to submit your proposal! If you have any questions contact the editors at thecclibrary@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Proposal Guidelines:
Interested authors are invited to submit a proposal and fill out the short online proposal form. The form will require:

·         Author names, job titles, and institutional affiliations
·         A working chapter title
·         An abstract up to 500 words
·         A current CV

Proposals are due by November 15, 2019 and must be submitted via online form: https://sites.google.com/view/thecclibrary/

Acceptance
·         Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) by January 5, 2020
·         Completed chapters will be approximately 2,500 - 4,000 words in length excluding endnotes and bibliography.

Timeline
●      The first draft of chapters will be due May 30, 2020 and final draft on August 18, 2020
●      Projected publication date: Fall 2021
Contact us at: thecclibrary@gmail.com 

~~~
Kaela Casey, Librarian, Ventura College
Janet Pinkley, Head of Access Services, CSU Channel Islands, and Adjunct Librarian, Ventura College


CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) 2020 Conference (Akron, Ohio - May 17-19, 2020)

MAY 17-19, 2020 -- UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, AKRON, OHIO

Technical Services librarians are faced with multiple changes in workflows, budgets, and technology. We are seeing an increase in usage of electronic resources, evidence-driven collection development, challenging budgets, space, and staffing, as well as rapidly changing technologies.

The OVGTSL 2020 Conference Program Committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas related to technical services librarianship including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, collection development and management, systems, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. 

Participants are invited to submit proposals that report on recent research, address emerging trends, or showcase new tools, services and projects. Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length including time for questions. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Authority control
  • Automation tools such as batch processing, regular expressions, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, APIs, widgets, dashboards, etc.
  • Collaboration within and outside the library
  • Communicating data in meaningful ways for library decision making
  • Completed projects, including outcomes and learned experiences
  • Current roles of technical services in open access, research data, scholarly communication, and other arenas
  • Digital initiatives and collections
  • Discovery and access
  • Diversity and inclusion in technical services
  • Electronic resource management
  • Ethical issues in technical services
  • Evidence-driven collection development
  • Integration of non-MARC metadata within MARC cataloging workflows
  • Managing change
  • Metadata creation, reuse and interoperability
  • New staffing models
  • Practical applications for BIBFRAME and/or linked data
  • Special formats cataloging and/or circulation
  • Strategies for working with limited budgets and resources
  • Training and staff development
  • Workflow management, best practices, and documentation

Submissions for presentations, workshops and panel sessions will be considered in addition to specific proposals to lead sessions in non-traditional formats.

To submit a program proposal, visit https://forms.gle/Efg9fkp5EDSaY8q99 to submit the following information by November 1st, 2019

  • Title of presentation
  • Type of program [presentation, workshop, panel, other please specify]
  • Abstract (no longer than 250 words)
  • Names, titles, institutional affiliations, phone, email of all presenters
  • Primary contact for presenters
  • Equipment and other special needs

Notification regarding acceptance will be sent via e-mail in early January 2020

Additional information is available by contacting: Margaret Maurer at mbmaurer@kent.edu.

The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

Monday, September 16, 2019

CFP: Archives Unleashed Datathon @ Columbia University (March 26-27, 2020)

Invitation to participate in the Archives Unleashed #HackArchives event at Columbia University, New York City.
For those who are interested in web archiving, the Archives Unleashed Project (https://archivesunleashed.org) will be hosting its fourth datathon event. This event offers an opportunity for participants to work with the Toolkit and web archives at scale. These events have been attended by librarians, archivists, and researchers from a number of fields including history, computer science, digital humanities, journalism studies and beyond.
Please help us share this news by forwarding to any interested parties!
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Archives Unleashed: Call for Participation
Web Data at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit
Butler Library | Columbia University, New York City
26-27 March 2020

Web Archives
The World Wide Web has had a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives.
Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional websites. These archives offer tremendous potential for social scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretches across a multitude of fields. In short, web archives offer the ability to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past.
Archives Unleashed Toolkit
The Archives Unleashed Team has partnered with Columbia University Libraries to host our fourth Archives Unleashed datathon.

This event is tailored towards web archives practitioners and researchers. The Archives Unleashed datathon presents an opportunity for librarians, archivists, researchers, computer scientists, and others to collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge research tools through hands on experience.
This event will bring together a small group of approximately 15-20 participants to experiment with the newest release of the Archives Unleashed Toolkit and the Archives Unleashed Cloud, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the process of working with web archive files at scale. For more information on AUT and the Cloud, please visit http://archivesunleashed.org/.
Sponsors + Travel Grants
This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia University Libraries, University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts, York University Libraries, and Compute Canada.
The Archives Unleashed team is pleased to offer modest travel grants to help attendees participate in this event. These grants can cover up to $1,000 USD in travel expenses. If you require financial assistance to attend the event, please indicate in your statement of interest that you would like to be considered for the travel grant.
Submission Guidelines
Those interested in participating should send a 250-word expression of interest and a short one-page CV to the Archives Unleashed Team (sam.fritz@archivesunleashed.org) by midnight (EST) on 1 November 2019. This expression of interest should address your background and interests in web archiving, and what you would hope to get out of working with tools and web archive data at scale. Applicants will be notified by 12 November 2019.
On behalf of the organizers,
Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
Pamela Graham (Columbia University)
Samantha Abrams (Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation)
Alexander Thurman (Columbia University)
Nick Ruest (York University) 
Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
Samantha Fritz (University of Waterloo)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Call for book chapters for an edited volume on Inequality

Call for book chapters for an edited volume on Inequality (in EU, non-EU countries, the USA and beyond)

Inequality is widespread and seems to be an inevitable attribute of mankind development. Yet the poverty in the world is reduced, the forms of inequality developed. Our understanding of inequality has changed during last decades and the growing phenomenon of inequality became a matter for deep concern. To overcome current challenges of development means to avoid possible future economic, social and environmental catastrophes related to inequality problems. The book is expected to unite free thinkers, open-minded scholars and experienced practitioners in their efforts to focus on the sources, causalities and consequences of the different types of inequality.

We invite chapters that deal with any of the following sub-topics along the theme (the list is not exhaustive): gender inequality, social inequality, economic inequality, inequality in health and education, demographic research on wealth distribution at different levels, migration processes, minorities versus majorities group dynamics in different societies, international cooperation on sustainable development, innovations in a sphere of social justice and active citizenship towards solving the inequality problem. The case methodology is welcomed (EU, non-EU countries, the USA and beyond). The best practices from the different parts of the globe, that involve and explore the roles of civil societies, NGOs, national agencies, policy-makers, development agencies, UN Agencies, international organizations, (World Bank, IMF, Development Banks etc.) are considered as preferable, but not exclusively.

The aim is not to bring everyone into agreement regarding the inequality but to find new ways and perspectives to get a step forward to solve it.

Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals (500 words, that include Title, Abstract itself and a note on methods and sources) and a short biographical note (150 words max) to Associate Professor Hanna Shvindina, Sumy State University (shvindina@management.sumdu.edu.ua ) or Professor Medani Bhandari, International Program Director- Atlantic State Legal Foundation, USA, Director Equality Foundation, USA, Prof. Sustainability, Akamai University, (medani.bhandari@gmail.com)



Every chapter will blindly peer-reviewed for academic quality. The book will be published by the reputed publishing house.



Timing:

  • 30st of September – Submission of the abstract (1 page)
  • 1st of November – Submission of the Chapter (15-20 pages)
  • April 2020 – the book publication

More instructions for Chapters:

Minimum length of the chapter is 15 and the maximum is 20 (including references and footnotes).

Chapter format will be commonly used on the international journal of social sciences.



Please follow AIMRDC Format (if applicable):

A = Abstract (we can say here why the chapter is important- what methods are used- how data are obtained- what are measure finding- and key message of the chapter).

I = Introduction, what question (problem) was studied

M = Methods, how was the problem studied

R = Results, what are the findings

D = Discussion, what do these findings mean

C = Conclusion- summary of the chapter with key findings and results (if writing opinion based chapter than we have to summarize the major arguments of the chapter)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Call for Proposals: Code4Lib 2020 pre-conference (March 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA)

We are now accepting pre-conference proposals for the 2020 Code4Lib conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These pre-conferences can either be a 1-day (six hour) or a 1/2-day session (three hour) and will occur on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
Code4Lib 2020 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit https://code4lib.org/about/.
The pre-conference sessions give folks a space to share and build knowledge, as well as to teach attendees new skills relevant to library technology. Pre-conference sessions can range from workshops to working sessions. We welcome a variety of ideas and encourage submissions from first-time presenters and members of groups not well-represented within the Code4Lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT+.
To propose a session, please go here. If you're looking for inspiration, there are many great examples of pre-conferences from last year. To view these, visit https://2019.code4lib.org/workshops/ 
We are taking proposals until Friday, October 4, 2019, 5 PST / 8 EST. After a period of public voting on workshops, we hope to confirm sessions with the facilitators shortly after.
 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at tod@uchicago.edu

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CFP: Catholic Library World (ongoing)

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CFP: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2020 (San Diego, California - April 28, 2020) -

Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2020  

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. We welcome proposals from a wide variety of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

Proposals should fall into one of two formats:

  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A); 1-2 speakers.
  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes; limited to one speaker 

This year, we are especially interested in proposals from international applicants and/or proposals with international perspectives. We will be welcoming keynote speakers Reggie Raju (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and Arianna Becerril-Garcia (Redalyc). 

Other relevant topics include:

  • social justice and open access
  • the future of open access
  • data management and sharing; open data
  • Linked data
  • open educational resources
  • curation of digital collections
  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • diverse repository platforms and functions
  • digital humanities
  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses
  • scholarly communication
  • technical applications related to platforms or tools
  • web archiving
  • web annotation

Submit your proposal at digital.sandiego.edu/symposium (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) Please note: 

  • In the interest of providing a rich, face-to-face experience for attendees, virtual / remote presentations and lightning talks will not be accepted.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. 
  • Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019