Monday, July 16, 2018

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 42nd issue.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 42nd issue, which is scheduled for publication in early November, 2018, please submit proposals to by Friday,  August 3, 2018.  The editorial committee will review all proposals and notify those accepted by Friday, August 10, 2018.  Please note that submissions are subject to rejection or postponement at any point in the publication process as determined by the Code4Lib Journal’s editorial committee.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website:
Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Andrew Darby, Coordinating Editor for Issue 42
Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

CFP: The Collective 2019 (Knoxville, TN, March 6th-8th, 2019)

The Collective 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee
March 6th-8th, 2019

Can a library conference be equal parts affordable, fun, and useful? Past attendees of The Collective think so!

If you’re looking for fantastic, hands-on professional development without the intimidating size or inflated price tag, we’re the event for you.

Wanna find out more virtually? Check out our our 2019 Conference Theme and CFP ( , which is open for ideas, voting, and comments now until August 3!

To Submit: Include these 5 things:
  1. Short Session Description. (~ 100 words)
  2. Session Format & Style. Is it a hands-on workshop, series of lightning talks, discussion roundtable, pecha kucha, small group breakout, interactive panel, make/hack/play session, a tool or demo that you'd like to showcase in our TinkerLab, or some other innovative format? No "sage on stage" allowed!  Hint: Check out the Past Programs to see some formats that worked well and to see what fit last year's theme!
  3.  Takeaways. Describe tangible takeaways, skills, or interactive elements that participants will glean from your session (e.g., are there handouts? are you making something during the session? what will they learn? etc.)
  4.  Organization. Let us know here if you have a formed group of organizers or if you plan to post a Call for Participation (CFP) if selected. We encourage sessions that are not yet fully-formed--there will be opportunities to post CFPs on our website after Round One selections are made and we can also help you make connections!
  5.  Contact Information. Include the name of the primary organizer(s) with contact information. Don’t forget to add your email! We need this to get in touch with you again if your idea is selected for Round Two.
Then use the green Submit widget button on the right or visit the 2019 forum directly to submit your idea!

Call for Reviewers: ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the October 2018 issue. To volunteer, choose a resource from the list below and complete our Reviewer Interest form ( by Tuesday, July 31.

Initial draft submissions are due Monday, September 3.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:
Melanie Emerson
Gabriella Karl-Johnson
Alexandra Provo

Resources for Review: We seek reviewers for the following resources.
**The snippets below are taken from each resource's web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors

Hugh Edwards
Hugh Edwards was one of the most influential, yet least known, photography curators in America. During his time at the Art Institute, he worked with remarkable enthusiasm and prescience to build the museum’s photography collection and expand its exhibition program, acquiring some three thousand works and organizing seventy-five shows. In a field that was still young, Edwards helped to shape institutional practices and the public’s understanding of photography in Chicago as well as across the country.

Picturing Places
A new free online resource which explores the Library’s extensive holdings of landscape imagery. The British Library’s huge collection of historic prints and drawings is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Picturing Places showcases works of art by well-known artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and J.M.W. Turner alongside images by a multitude of lesser-known figures. Only a few have ever been seen or published before.

Connect Vermeer
For many art lovers and museum visitors, Johannes Vermeer stands out as the mysterious genius of Dutch seventeenth-century genre painting. However, as this website reveals, he was not working in isolation. ...Through a series of interactive visualisations, this website allows users to discover the network of connections between Vermeer and his sixteen contemporaries. Users can discover the strength and likelihood of relationships between the seventeen artists, the impact of an individual artist’s paintings on the work of his contemporaries, as well as how artists adopted, adapted and disguised elements, from their peers’ work, in their own paintings.

Parker Library on the Web
The Parker Library's holdings of Old English texts account for a substantial proportion of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), unique copies of Old English poems and other texts, and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. The Parker Library also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to one of the finest copies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Other subjects represented in the collection are theology, music, medieval travelogues and maps, apocalypses, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical chronicles and Bibles. The Parker Library holds a magnificent collection of English illuminated manuscripts, such as the Bury and Dover Bibles (c. 1135 and c. 1150) and the Chronica maiora by Matthew Paris (c. 1230-50). Scholars in a variety of disciplines - including historians of art, music, science, literature, politics and religion - find invaluable resources in the Library's collection.

Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper
Clyfford Still (1904–1980) may have explored the potential of drawing more than any other artist of his time. The sheer volume (more than 2,300) and variety of Still’s works on paper reveal the centrality of drawing within his lifelong creative process. Over six decades, Still explored (and showed considerable mastery of) the entire range of drawing media—graphite, charcoal, pastel, crayon, pen and ink, oil paint, gouache, and tempera on paper—as well as the printmaking techniques of lithography, etching, woodcut, and silkscreen. Examined together, these works on paper tell the story of an artist who never lost an experimental and curious approach to his art, even as his mature work became quintessentially deliberate and monumental.

Vincent van Gogh: The Letters
All the surviving letters written and received by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are contained in this edition of his correspondence. Excepting only the digital form in which they are now being published, this is the continuation of a long tradition.

Faces of Frida
Faces of Frida is a collaboration between the tech giant and a worldwide network of experts and 33 partner museums in seven countries. Accessible via the Google Arts & Culture app and website, Faces of Frida is the largest collection of artworks and objects related to Kahlo ever compiled.


In this 21st century, war in Syria has irrevocably changed the ancient caravan city of Palmyra, famed as a meeting place of civilizations since its apogee in the mid-2nd to 3rd century CE. The Romans and Parthians knew Palmyra as a wealthy oasis metropolis, a center of culture and trade on the edge of their empires. Stretching some three kilometers across the Tadmurean desert, the ruins of Palmyra, like all ruins, stand as bearers of meaning marking their place in history. For centuries, traveling artists and explorers have documented the site in former states of preservation. Created as a tribute to Palmyra, this online exhibition captures the site as it was photographed for the first time by Louis Vignes in 1864 and illustrated in the 18th century by the architect Louis-Fran├žois Cassas. Their works contribute to Palmyra's legacy, one that goes far beyond the stones of its once great buildings.

CFP: Marketing Libraries Journal

Call for Papers

Marketing Libraries Journal

Volume 2, Issue 2 (December 2018)
(rolling deadline) 

Aim and Scope
Marketing 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 activities.  In addition to peer reviewed articles, the Journal also contains practical articles from different columns. Columnists will be accepting shorter articles on advocacy, branding, library marketing campaigns, "from the trenches", and technology tools. The Journal is published twice a year.

Guidelines for Submissions
The 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  (editorial reviewed) (8-10 pages) : articles from different columns (advocacy, branding, "from the trenches", campaigns, and technology). Practical articles are reflective and provide best practices, however they are written in an academic tone (3rd person).

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 notification

Submission Process

Scholarly Submissions

Practical (Column) Submissions
Please 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 Ethics

We 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 editors at 

Open Access
The Journal is open access "gold" and "green". There are no author processing fees. Authors are never charged any article submission or processing fees. Both readers and authors can access articles for free. Authors can self archive their articles at the time of publication. Authors can self archive in digital repositories or on their own personal websites at publication. Please ensure to indicate the URL of the journal when self archiving.  Authors retain copyright and full publishing rights. Articles are published under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Indexing and Discoverability

Marketing Libraries Journal is indexed in the International ISSN database, World Cat, Ulrich's Serials Directory, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In 2019, we hope to continue indexing opportunities with EBSCO, SHERPA/RoMEO, and other database providers.

ISSN: 2475-8116

Call for Chapters The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Call for Chapters
The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Chapter proposals are invited to this volume, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the ALISE Book Series. The book will be edited by Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo), and Melissa Gross and Don Latham (Florida State University). The book’s working title is “The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation.” It is intended to help demystify how to incorporate ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation. The book will bring together:
  • current case studies from academic librarians who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • current case studies from libraries which are training their staff to implement the Framework; and
  • current cases from Library and Information Science faculty, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment.

Individual chapters will describe how a library is implementing the Framework, or how the Framework is being taught to pre-service librarians. Chapters will focus on successes, while acknowledging challenges. Authors are expected to be reflective and tie their narratives to existing literature and to theory. Instructional librarians, administrators, educators, and students will benefit from the experiences of the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice.
Chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) are due August 1, 2018. Authors will be notified by September 1, 2018 whether their proposal has been selected for expansion to a full chapter. Full chapters will be about 5000 words in length, and will be due March 1, 2019.

Send chapter proposals to: Heidi Julien (

CFP: Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research

Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research

Special issue call for papers from Aslib Journal of Information Management

This special issue, to be published in 2019, is guest edited by Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo, NY, USA).

What is the focus of this special issue?

Methods in information behaviour research have remained relatively stable over time. Interviews and questionnaires remain the primary methods used in empirical studies. Although a diversity of diseases, contexts and groups has been covered in information behaviour research for health contexts, understanding of information behaviour can benefit from studies using a range of more innovative methods, including visual methods, methods focusing on embodiment, discursive approaches, and participatory techniques. 

For this special issue, we invite papers on innovative research methods used in studies of health information behaviour. The emphasis must be on the critical assessment of the method, and its particular value for the group under study, rather than a simple report of findings. Potential methods of interest could include (but are not limited to):

  • Participatory methods including participatory action research
  • Visual research methods
  • Metaphor identification
  • Methods focusing on embodiment
  • Discursive research methods, e.g. narratives, traditional storytelling
  • Autoethnography
  • Agile research methodology
  • Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and content analyses on the use of these methods in health information behavior studies will also be considered.


Papers should focus on any one or more methods appropriate to study health information behaviour, in the context of any disease or user group; the focus should be on the use of innovative research methods. The value of the research methods should be assessed in a critical and analytical manner.

Opinion pieces will not be considered for the special issue.

Papers should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length (including references) and in formatted accordance with the journal’s author guidelines.

About the Journal
Aslib Journal of Information Management (AJIM; previously: Aslib Proceedings, ISSN: 2050-3806) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science. 

Information about the journal can be found at

Schedule dates and submission deadlines

  • Paper submission: 30 January, 2019
  • Notice of review results: 30 March, 2019
  • Revisions due: 30 April, 2019
  • Publication: Aslib Journal of Information Management, volume 71, issue 5, 2019


Heidi Julien, Ph.D.
President, Association for Library and Information Science Education
Professor & Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo
526 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph: 716-645-1474 Fax: 716-645-3775

Thursday, July 12, 2018

CFP: Strange Circulations: Affect and the Library - A Special Issue of Library Trends.

CFP: Strange Circulations: Affect and the Library - A Special Issue of Library Trends.

Guest Editors
Kate Adler, Metropolitan College of New York
Lisa Sloniowski, York University

Nature and Scope of Proposed Topic

From the unspoken emotional depth of our conversations at the reference desk, to the ambient politics of our spaces, to our engagement with public memory and knowledge production, affect fundamentally undergirds everyday life in the library. The editors of this special issue contend that the theoretical framework afforded by the “affective turn” can provide a sharp tool and generative language for naming, attending to and interrogating so much of what is alive beneath the surface in our work.

The attempt to theorize affect however, has proven a confusing project. Perhaps the first problem is that the concept itself is hard to define. In a special issue of Archival Science on the subject, Marika Cifor suggests that the affective turn

represents more than just making affects, emotions and feelings legitimate objects of scholarly inquiry. …  At their core, definitions of affect understand it as a force that creates a relationship (conscious or otherwise) between a body (individual or collective) and the world (10).

She goes on to argue that affect is a socially, culturally and historically constructed category. As a theoretical framework, affect, she says, can provide a space to think about the interrelations between the psychic, the body and the social (10). Affective forces are crucial to our sense of place in the world, and affect is key to to the ways in which power is “constituted, circulated and mobilized”(Cifor 10). 

Archives were a logical starting point for theorizing affect in the broad context of LIS. The emotional complexity of memory, of nostalgia, and history are pronounced in the archive. Libraries, however, remain under-theorized in the literature. This issue of Library Trends extends this new form of cultural criticism to libraries and library workers specifically. Working with Cifor’s definition, we might ask: how are libraries and librarians also attached to, or caught inside, affective forces?  Libraries are (often) more open and chaotic places than are archives. The web of affect in a library, therefore, has different stakes than in archives. Affect provides a lens on so much that is invisible - white supremacy, politics of gender and sexuality, complex class  dynamics, invisible labor, collective fantasies of knowledge and order - and making space to explore it can perform useful work in our field, bringing to the fore that which is sometimes obscured in our day to day practice and professional discourse.

More broadly, in “Strange Circulations: Affect and the Library,” we also hope to make a new intervention in wider interdisciplinary conversations regarding the affective register of myriad nodes of work, life and knowledge production.  

List of Potential Articles

The following is a list of possible themes that we hope might provoke writers to share their work with us. Our hope is that authors tie a clearly articulated theory of affect to a vision of librarianship, particularly one that doesn’t lose sight of the material and historical consequences of our work. This list is not meant to be exhaustive or prescriptive. Ideally we would have a range of articles across most fields and sectors of librarianship.

  • Affective encounters with students, patrons, or faculty
  • Affective networks in digital librarianship and digital libraries
  • Memory and library collections: decolonizing, indigenizing, queering
  • Censorship/Filtering debates and the affect of moral panic
  • Radical cataloging as affective labour
  • Bibliographic space and the organizing of affect
  • Affective flow and the architecture and design of libraries.
  • Creating community space
  • Intimacy and aesthetics of embodiment in the library
  • Librarianship and emotional labor
  • Affects of trauma: homeless patrons, overdosing patrons, abandoned children, library anxiety, sexual assaults in libraries
  • Public service and the ethics of care work
  • Affect in narratives of the “future of the library”
  • Affective professional attachments: library neutrality, neoliberalism, neo-utilitarianism
  • Affective fantasies of libraries: libraries as symbols, librarian stereotypes and subjectivities,  imaginary libraries
  • Affects of subversion and transgression, rebellion, revolution, resistance, reading
  • Affect, libraries, & theoretical engagements: Queer, Critical Disability Studies, Critical Race Studies, Anti-Colonialism, Feminism, Political Economy

List of Possible Formats

  • Scholarly/research articles - theoretically informed analyses, historical explorations, and/or articles based in qualitative or mixed research methods
  • Photographic essays – (black and white only)
  • Book reviews/interviews/oral histories/roundtable reports

The editors are open to considering other formats although we have a preference for those listed above. If you have an idea for another format feel free to contact the editors to discuss. Complete articles are expected to be in the 4,000-10,000 word range. More information about the stylistic guidelines can be found here: Author Instructions for the Preparation of Articles

Proposal Requirements

Abstracts and proposals should be no more than 500 words. Please include a brief author biography with contact details as well.

Contact the editors at


  • Proposals due: September 1st, 2018.
  • Notification: October 1st, 2018
  • First Draft due: January 7th 2019.
  • Expected Publication Date: Winter 2020

Works Cited

Cifor, Marika. “Affecting Relations: Introducing Affect Theory to Archival Discourse.” Archival Science, vol. 16, no. 1, Mar. 2016, pp. 7–31., doi:10.1007/s10502-015-9261-5.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Call for Chapters - Popular Representations of America in Non-American Media

Call for Chapter: Popular Representations of America in Non-American Media

Edited by: Floribert Patrick C. Endong
Publisher: IGI Global

Much of what the world knows about America is constructed and spread by global American or Western media, particularly global mass cultures such as Hollywood, VOA, ABC, and CNN among others. This is not unconnected to American media’s ideological and cultural domination of foreign markets in Europe, Asia, South-America and Africa. As noted by Thussu (2000), prominent American media organizations such as CNN and VOA have “power to mould the international public opinion. [Their] version of world events is likely to define the worldviews of millions of viewers around the globe”.

Meanwhile, most of these global American media – which claim to be windows into America – are arguably bias or simply selective, as they have a relatively myopic focus on their country of origin. Some of them, like Hollywood and CNN, deliberately function more like “America’s advertising department” and are thus predestined to perpetually portray America in a positive light. Others often overlook salient negative news that may, to an extent, damage the image of America. A good illustration of this truism is the fact that, issues like poverty – which affects over 15% of the American population – have rarely attracted the attention of the American media – a situation Medina (2013) decries in his online article titled “About 15% of Americans live in poverty, why is no one talking about it?”

In view of this bias nature of both local and global American media, it appears interesting and timely to explore how non-American media cover and represent America. There is, in this regards, need to explore the extent to which non-American media organizations de-construct, endorse or “re-construct” American media’s portrayals of the U.S. and Americans as well as the dominant aspects of “Americaness” these foreign media are interested in. This book will offer broad perspectives, case studies and methods of studying how America is represented in Third World media as well as in some other non-American mass media, ranging from cinema and comics, to TV and advertising.

This book is aimed at providing different perspectives on non-American media’s representation of the U.S.A. and Americans. These perspectives may be historical, religious, socio-cultural and political among others. The book equally seeks to explore such representations in diverse media notably cinema, television, games, magazines, comics, photojournalism, advertising and online platforms among others.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will consist of students, scholars, media practitioners, policy makers, international relation experts, politicians and other professionals in representation research.  

Recommended Topics
  • ·         American authenticity in non-American media
  • ·         Historical perspective on foreign media’s representation of America
  • ·         The American dream in Asian, African or Latin-American media
  • ·         Portrayal of America by pro-Islamist and Arab media
  • ·         Representation of America in non-American religious communication
  • ·         America and American identities in war films
  • ·         American politics in non-American media
  • ·         Image of American politicians in non-American media
  • ·         Americaness vs Europeaness in Third World media
  • ·         American capitalism versus communism in non-American media
  • ·         American capitalism vs African communalism in non-American media
  • ·         American vs non-American representation of the U.S. (case studies are encouraged here)
  • ·         Audiences perceptions of non-American media’s representation of America
  • ·         Americans’ perception of foreign media representation of the U.S.
  • ·         America’s influence on non-American media portrayal of the U.S.
  • ·         Representation of America on online platforms

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 2018, 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 September 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 31, 2018, 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, Networked Business Models in the Circular Economy. 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.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication:

Important Dates
  • August 30, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • September 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
  • November 30, 2018: Full Chapter Submission
  • January 19, 2019: Review Results Returned
  • March 5, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
  • March 30, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Editor’s Contact:
Floribert Patrick C. Endong, Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

CFP: Library Juice Summer Symposium - Deadline July 16, 2018 (Sacramento, California)

Library Juice Summer Symposium
2018 theme: Libraries in a Time of Crisis

August 25, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Hosted by Rory Litwin

This is an experiment that I hope will work. A very small, one day conference at my home in Sacramento. Ten attendees will present and discuss papers on a theme.

The theme for 2018: Librarianship in a time of political crisis.

The ten attendees will be selected based on their proposals and CVs.

Each person will have 20 minutes to present, with two presentations for each presentation hour.

8-9, welcome reception (coffee and breakfasty snacks provided)
9-10, presentations
10-11, presentations
11-12, presentations
12-2, lunch and discussion (lunch provided)
2-3, presentations
3-4, presentations
4-5, open discussion
5-6, in-home happy hour and discussion (refreshments provided)
6-8, dinner, drinks afterwards (separate checks)

Travel and lodging are attendees' responsibility.

There is no fee for the conference itself.

Please send proposals and CVs to Rory Litwin by July 16th, at

Thursday, June 28, 2018

CFP: Digitorium (Tuscaloosa, Alabama - October 2018)

Hold the dates: Digitorium 2018 October 4 – 6, 2018

Proposal submissions now open

Digitorium is the Digital Humanities Conference hosted by the University of Alabama. Inspired by working with scholars and students in many different departments, the Alabama Digital Humanities Center created Digitorium, with the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English at the University of Alabama, to provide a new venue to discuss the wide range of digital methods which are used and shared by researchers, graduate students, and practitioners from both the humanities and also the social sciences. The conference name, Digitorium, was inspired by the Medieval scriptorium as an early center for the creation, visualization, and dissemination of knowledge. Now, once more, with the evolution of digital techniques such as data visualization and computer-driven textual analysis, we are experiencing another revolution in the circulation and development of ideas, and it is our intention with Digitorium to provide a space in which people working in Digital Humanities can share and grow their work.

Our unifying focus for Digitorium is on method, and the ways in which Digital Humanities techniques and tools can be applicable and transferable in multiple different research and teaching scenarios both in the humanities and also in the social sciences. The conference is focused on the creation of scholarly communities via Digital Humanities methods. We are keen to hear of innovative uses of Digital Humanities techniques in both research and teaching settings, as well as in public scholarship and outreach work. The idea of Digital Humanities bringing scholarship and scholarly communities to life is key to this conference.

By taking digital methods as our focus, we aim for Digitorium to be a welcoming and productive environment encouraging and enabling discussion and collaboration between scholars and practitioners working on digital projects in a wide variety of fields. These include both humanities disciplines including (but not limited to) English, History, American Studies, Gender and Race studies, Art, History of Art, Music, Modern Languages and Classics, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theatre and Dance, and also social sciences including (but again, not limited to) Library and Information Science, Criminal and Social Justice, Education, Textiles, and other human and environmental sciences.

CFP: Power Up Conference for Youth Services Management and Leadership (Madison, Wisconsin - March 2019)

Do you have ideas to share about management and leadership in Youth Services? The University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School is pleased to offer the second Power Up Conference to share your exciting ideas! The conference will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on March 28-29, 2019. The program committee will be accepting proposals until August 3, 2018. Find out more here.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, collaborations, ethics, leadership pathways, advocacy, mentorship, managing change, work/life balance, staff motivation, and innovation. Youth services librarians and staff from public libraries, schools, after-school programs, museums, etc. are invited to attend – we had 142 attendees from 20 states at the 2017 conference! You may find the program from the 2017 conference here.

Opening keynote address speaker is Andrew Medlar, former ALSC President and current director of BookOps, serving the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. Closing keynote will be presented by Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

For more information, contact:

Meredith Lowe
Continuing Education Services
The Information School at UW-Madison
600 N. Park Street, Madison WI 53706

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CFP: Access Conference 2018 Call for Proposals (Hamilton Ontario Canada - October 2018)

Access Conference 2018 Call for Proposals:

The 2018 Program Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming Access Conference, which will be held October 10-12th 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario at the gorgeous Liuna Station, hosted by McMaster University.

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss unique and interesting library processes and technologies. Whether this is your first Access conference or your 25th there will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

Access 2018 is a single stream conference featuring exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:
  • 20 min presentations (15 min presentation, ~5 min questions)
    • These could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
    • These submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed
  • 30 min panel sessions
  • 5 min lightning talks 

Ready to submit? Fill out this form by 11:59PM EST on Friday, June 29th, 2018 (you will need to create an account/login to submit your proposal).
Need some ideas? Check out the 2017 conference program!

Questions? Contact us at

Access 2018 is making every effort to be as inclusive and as safe an environment as possible. Check out our Diversity Scholarship Program and our Code of Conduct.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CFP: Atmospheric Science Librarians Intl - ASLI January 9-10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona

The 22nd Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Conference will be held January 9th to 10th, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the 99th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting, being held January 6th through 10th, 2019. ASLI will also be holding a field trip on the 11th. More details on that will be coming soon. The theme for the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting is “Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive (III).”

In this time of extreme technological upheaval and political polarization, librarians must be part of the broader conversation within the atmospheric sciences about resilience and nimble adaptation to emerging needs. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for libraries in a changing environment with new needs for data organization and management, our collections, our services, and our communities. The conference will also explore how interdisciplinary, international, and inclusive perspectives can expand the traditional role of libraries.

Interdisciplinarity has been described as “a web of partnerships to support boundary-crossing research and to translate advances into new products.” Libraries are naturally interdisciplinary spaces. What role can librarians play in bringing the knowledge of social scientists and other stakeholders to the table and improving understanding across disciplinary languages? How can we include international perspectives and encourage more inclusivity in the libraries?

We welcome papers on any aspect of these topics or any other topics that would be of interest to atmospheric science librarianship.

ASLI will again partner with the Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies to co-sponsor a Joint Session on Data Stewardship. Papers that describe innovative technological advances, curation and preservation of data, and solutions that help us understand and serve data needs in the field are most welcome.

A very useful and popular part of our program has been the “Technology Tools and Tips” session. You are encouraged to present on any tool or innovation you are using, described in around 3-5 minutes. Talks on technology failures and lessons learned from experience are especially welcome, as are proposals from students using innovative strategies around information.

ASLI is strengthened by employing outreach strategies to recruit new members, keeping current members engaged, and responding to members’ needs through surveys and discussions. Its Annual Meeting provides a major focal point and forum for developments, discussions, and presentations. Join ASLI in this endeavor, and with this ASLI’s invitation for papers addressing any of the above topics.

Please contact the ASLI program chairperson, Elise Gowen ( if you would like to propose a session topic for this conference.

Please submit your paper proposals electronically to the ASLI Chair-Elect by 
September 1, 2018:    Elise Gowen (

If you have any questions, please call Elise at: 

Submissions should include full contact information, a title, and a brief abstract of less than 250 words. In most cases presentations are 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-
September 2018. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available online via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost. For additional information please contact the ASLI program chairperson: Elise Gowen.
Elise Gowen
Earth and Mineral Sciences Librarian
Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
Penn State
105 Deike Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16801