Saturday, June 19, 2021

CFP: CFP: Libraries Matter! Reflecting on a Year of Change - Virtual Conference - September 2021 - Library and Information Association of South Africa

 Click here to download the PDF version of the Call for Posters and Papers.

Conference Dates:           27 - 30 September 2021

Venue:                                Online (Virtual)

Theme:                               LIBRARIES MATTER! - REFLECTING ON A YEAR OF CHANGE

Contact:                              conference@liasa.org.za

Webpage:                          https://www.liasa.org.za/page/conf2021


Click here to download the PDF version of the Call for Posters and Papers.


Libraries have faced massive changes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic forced Government to implement various levels of lockdown. The impact on our services is at present still not fully comprehensible as libraries across South Africa, and indeed the world, are still attempting to get back to a measure of their former selves. Inequalities that have plagued us for decades played out exponentially in this regard making it harder for some communities to bounce back to offer services of an acceptable standard. The ability therefore to provide library services during the lockdown period has also varied, not only between sectors of the profession, but also within sectors, dependent on the Province, Municipality or institution in which a library operates.

The LIASA Conference 2021 will examine LIASA and the LIS profession through the lens of the pandemic and the effect that it has had on our profession and services. The upcoming Conference seeks to explore this by having academic papers, discussions, conversational presentations and electronic posters/lightning sessions on the following themes:

  • Measuring the impact and value of libraries in providing services during the various levels of lockdown, including its use (or not) of 4IR technologies;
  • Libraries and librarians as providers of equitable access to credible information, thereby advancing social justice, among others, in society, with particular regard to current circumstances;
  • The new role of LIASA as a partner in the changed LIS sector including in the broader Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) environment;
  • The future role of LIS and LIS Education in a post COVID world

The theme, LIBRARIES MATTER! - REFLECTING ON A YEAR OF CHANGE, paves the way for us to reflect on the current state of libraries and librarianship, and the envisioned future for the sector, while setting down steps on how this evolution should happen. Such a reflective process should provide an honest look at what is and what can be; it requires visionary leadership and strategic thinking, and most importantly, a willingness to change. 

LIASA Conference 2021 gives you the opportunity to share your experiences, best practices, challenges and innovative solutions towards a LIS sector and LIASA that can demonstrate why Libraries Matter despite the massive changes wrought on our profession. 

Sub-Themes:

  1. Innovation, reinvention and renovation

    COVID-19 has forced libraries to re-evaluate their roles in the communities that they serve, be they academic, school, public or specialist. This evaluation has emphasised the need to innovate and reinvent the library to fit the “new normal” idea of what a library is. It has also required the renovation and rethinking of library spaces to accommodate these new roles. This theme continues the examination started in previous conferences around aspects of:

    • New services
    • Innovative services and spaces
    • Repackaging traditional services
    • Reskilling the LIS professional
    • Reinventing the LIS curriculum
    • Libraries in the 4th Industrial Revolution

     

  2. Librarians and the LIS profession in the current landscape

    Along with the introspection LIS has to do in relation to its role in society, so too do we have to grapple with uncomfortable ideas about our roles as librarians and the impact that this has on our profession. Never more than now do we have to answer the age-old question of why we are needed in a world where Google is king. This theme explores the idea of:

    • What does the future hold for the profession within this changing environment in which we have to operate?
    • Where is the office and where is the client? How do we remain relevant and efficient?
    • Managing our well-being in the complexities of the current situation;
    • What role should the Professional Body play to strengthen the LIS profession in South Africa?

       

  3. Impact and influence

It is our assertion that society needs libraries and librarians, especially in an age of fake news and the rapid proliferation of information. The pandemic has further highlighted the need for libraries to act as providers of credible information. Yet despite this assertion, we are still grappling with basic misconceptions of libraries and librarians / information workers. This theme explores the idea of:

  • What impact are we really having on society and the communities we serve?
  • What stories are we telling to change the misconceptions about libraries and librarians?
  • What success stories can we share?
  • How are we contributing to global conversations?

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 12 July 2021.  Authors of successful submissions will be notified by no later than 26 July 2021.

Navigate to the Abstract Submission Portal on the LIASA website.  

For general queries contact: conference@liasa.org.za

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

  1. Authors are invited to submit abstracts for:
    1. Oral, research based presentations (15 min), or
    2. Viewpoint papers (firmly supported by the literature, careful analysis and sound arguments (15 min), or
    3. Conversational presentations (practical experience, cases studies and best practice) (15 min), or
    4. Lightning talks (5 min, accompanied by an electronic poster on a single slide)
  2. Abstracts for research-based papers should include an introduction, statement of the research problem, methodology, findings (could be preliminary), and implications of the study. Reviewers are looking for studies that relate to the theme, that are original, and well-written.
  3. All contributions must be presented in English.
  4. Abstracts, including references (where applicable) must not exceed 500 words.
  5. The abstracts of accepted papers and posters, as well as the speaker bios and photos, will be published on the LIASA and conference websites. Speaker bios and photos will be obtained from authors of accepted papers. By submitting your abstract, you agree to it being published on the LIASA and conference websites.Selected papers might be considered for publication in an edition of the South African Journal for Libraries and Information Sciences (SAJLIS).
  6. The final version of the presentation (on the conference PowerPoint template) must be submitted in electronic format before the conference and full text document of the presentation must be submitted in electronic format on or before a date that will be communicated to authors of accepted papers. The presentations and full text documents will be uploaded to the LIASA website after the conference. Dates for papers that might be considered for publication in the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Sciences will be communicated with the relevant authors.
  7. All accepted presentations will be pre-recorded on a date and time that will be communicated to the authors. It is mandatory for presenters to register and attend the conference, and especially to be present during their session for live discussions.
  8. Please note that all presenters must be registered for the conference by 31 August 2021 and they are responsible for their own expenses to attend the conference.
  9. No correspondence will be entered into about acceptance or non-acceptance of papers.

Timeline

17 June 2021

First Call for papers circulated

12 July 2021

Submission of abstracts close

26 July 2021

Last day for authors of accepted papers and posters to be notified

31 August 2021

Last day for registration of presenters of accepted papers and posters

13- 16 September 2021

Recording of presentations

21 – 22 September 2021

Test runs for presenters and moderators of the Q&A sessions

27- 30 September 2021

21st LIASA Annual Conference

08 October 2021

Final date for submitting PowerPoint presentations and full text documents of the presentations

 

Keywords:

4IR; COVID-19; library needs analysis; new library innovation; new library services; new library spaces; reskilling the library professional; reinventing the LIS curriculum; libraries in the 4th Industrial Revolution; collaboration; lockdown innovations; societal impact of libraries; renovation; impact and influence.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

CFP: Open Education Conference - October 18-22, 2021 (Virtual) #OpenEd21

 CFP URL: https://openeducationconference.org/2021/call-for-proposals


The 2021 Open Education Conference is inviting proposals for live and pre-recorded virtual sessions to be held on October 18-22. Proposals are enthusiastically welcomed from everyone with an interest in sharing about open education, especially from students. This document outlines the conference theme, topics, session types, and guidelines, and we ask that all presenters read it carefully before submitting a proposal.


Theme

The theme of the 2021 Open Education Conference is “Making Open for All.” This theme puts action for equity and inclusion at the center of this year’s event, building on last year’s focus on reimagining open education as a solution to urgent challenges.

The idea of “all” has always been at the heart of open education. Openness is about enabling everyone, everywhere to participate in sharing knowledge, recognizing that education is a universal human right. There are many ways that open education has succeeded at breaking down barriers and expanding participation, yet there is much work ahead to reach the ideal of all.

“Making Open for All” is not a destination. It is a process that involves ongoing, intentional action to build resources, practices, and systems that are open for all people, languages, cultures, and contexts. It also involves understanding the limits to openness, such as its intersections with privacy and Indigenous knowledge. This year’s conference seeks to inspire the open education field to work together toward a more equitable and inclusive future.


Topics


Expanding on the theme “Making Open for All,” the conference invites session proposals that relate to ten program topics derived from input on what community members most want to learn at the conference. The topics are intended to apply broadly across various contexts, stakeholders, and practices, spanning students, higher education, K-12, and international collaboration. Since many topics overlap, applicants may select up to three topics that reflect the nature of their presentation. The ten program topics are:

  • Open Education 101: The Basics and How to Get Started
  • The Meaning of “All”: Examinations of Equity, Anti-Racism, Indigenization, Decolonization, and Social Justice
  • Ethical Education: Issues of Agency, Labor, Privacy, and Consent
  • Designing for Inclusion and Accessibility: How to Build and Create for All 
  • Exchanging Knowledge Across Borders: Open Education Around the World
  • Teaching and Learning Through Open: Open Pedagogy and Practices
  • Open Education in K-12: Approaches in Primary and Secondary Education
  • Understanding Open: Sharing Case Studies and Contributing to the Body of Literature
  • Building and Sustaining a Culture of Open: Strategies, Policies, Best Practices, and Advocacy
  • The Joy of Open: Celebrating Community, Care, and Collaboration

 CFP URL: https://openeducationconference.org/2021/call-for-proposals

CFP: GLC 2021 - Georgia Libraries Conference (October 6-8, 2021 - Virtual and in Georgia)


GLC 2021 CFP: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/georgia-libraries-conference-2021-call-for-proposals/

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Georgia Libraries Conference!
October 6th – 8th, 2021

The Call for Proposals for Georgia Libraries Conference 2021 is now open.
This year our theme is “Enduring & Evolving”. We want to celebrate what Georgia libraries and librarians have done to innovate, problem-solve and adapt to serve their patron-base. So make sure you don’t miss out on this knowledge-sharing extravaganza! This year GLC will take place on Whova with some special/fun opportunities for in-person viewing parties.

While we rely on the use of pre-recorded sessions, last year taught us that being live can ease coordination of panel presentations.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS GLC 2021 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM. The submission deadline is June 25, 2021.

Registration Fees
$45 for GLA Members
$85 Non-Members
$15 for Students

Keep an eye out for more information regarding this year’s Georgia Libraries Conference!

 

Georgia Library Conference Presentation proposals are due on June 25th. Visit the proposal page for more information and to submit. We all do great work, and the conference is a great way to share!

 

Please note that presenters are required to register for the conference. All attendees, including presenters, are required to register for the conference. We’re able to offer substantial discounts for this online conference and have held registration to $45 for members and $85 for non-GLA members.

 

The conference is October 6-8, and is a virtual conference with some viewing parties for the keynote. See Everything You Need to Know about GLC 2021 for current details.

Monday, June 14, 2021

CFP: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy Annual Conference - October 6th-8th, 2021 (Virtual Conference)

 CFP URL: https://www.clel.org/conference

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is committed to training and staff development.  During our annual conference we provide workshops, keynote speakers and networking to anyone who is involved or wants to be involved with early literacy.  Past conferences have had information about brain research, community outreach, sensory storytimes and much more.

 

In 2020 the conference was offered virtually in response to the pandemic, and will be virtual again in 2021. CLEL also expanded to a two-day conference, offering a Leadership Institute in addition to the general conference for the first time in 2020. Due to it's success CLEL will again offer a Leadership Institute in 2021, and add a half-day Pre-Conference Workshop.

We hope you join us!

 
2021 CLEL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Save the Date: October 6, 7 & 8

 

Call for Presenters!

We are seeking presenters for both

the Leadership Institute on October 7

and the Main Conference on October 8.

Submission form now open!

https://forms.gle/KoRnojuxtiQwfq1EA

We will be utilizing Whova app to bring the conference to you virtually again this year. 

All sessions will be recorded and offer closed captioning.

Contact us if you require additional accommodations.

Pricing information for the conference will be updated soon.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

CFP: Spatial Literacy in Public Health (Book Chapters for ACRL Book)

 

Spatial Literacy in Public Health: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS!


Chapters are sought for the forthcoming ACRL book Spatial Literacy in Public Health, focusing on collaborative spatial literacy teaching and learning initiatives across the college campus.

Public health has been at the forefront of global news and conversations since early 2020, resulting in an increased awareness of and interest in how public health topics connect with many areas of our lives, big and small, globally and locally. We have seen how public health integrates with data, business, economics, our grocery store, historical precedents, psychological factors, tourism, social media, and much more. Spatial literacy skills overlap with public health topics in many thought-provoking and discussion-friendly ways that can help students realize the relevance of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial literacy skills.

The goals of this book, ultimately, are to tie spatial literacy across the higher education curriculum, under the theme of public health intersections. This book will include content designed to have academic librarians and disciplinary faculty working together, and provide multimodal materials to foster successful in-classroom (or online!) deployment.
 
Chapter structure:
  • Each chapter of this book will have a specific spatial literacy focus using GIS tools and will be a collaborative effort between librarians and disciplinary faculty members. Chapters can connect with Covid-19 but that will not be a requirement. To provide a foundation for readers—other teaching librarians and their faculty collaborator(s)—each chapter will begin with an overview of foundational material to provide grounding in the established scholarship.  Next, the chapter will include a brief, annotated list of recommended readings that could be assigned to participants ahead of a workshop when appropriate; alternatively, readings could guide or otherwise serve as resources for the collaborators. Finally, each chapter will include hands-on activities and discussion prompts that could be used in the actual instructional session. QR codes will be integrated into the book to navigate users to additional content (e.g., videos, lesson plan modifications, and more) as needed to help set readers up for success in the activity and to save space within the book. Chapters should also factor in modifications for use of open source GIS tools, open access content, and virtual (vs. f2f) learning to help the work reach audiences with limited fee-based tools.
  • Authors will be asked to house a student-friendly PowerPoint version of their chapter in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox. Authors will be encouraged to have relevant screenshots and/or video tutorial content for the activity integrated into the slide deck, rather than into the chapter itself, unless critical. A teaching librarian, hopefully with a disciplinary faculty partner, will be able to use this content as-is…or modify it for the direct instruction portion of a session!

... Final chapters should be 2,000-3,000 words in length.
 
 
Possible chapter topics:
 
These are just examples of the kinds of spatial literacy + public health intersections we believe could be brought into this book.

  1. Supply chain management
  2. Temporal comparisons
  3. Social media campaigns
  4. Data visualization
  5. Racial disparities (and other demography themes)
  6. Immunization
  7. Epidemiology
  8. Environmental health/Environmental Science
  9. Stock market/Global economies
  10. Community health
  11. K-12 education
  12. Recreation/Tourism
…and other ideas you come up with! 

Not sure if your idea or collaboration is a good fit? Email the editors!
 

Our Timeline

Submission due dates:

Submit Your Proposal

Proposal information:
Authors should submit their proposal here:  https://forms.gle/TLEhmryYdjbuc9fF9
 
Proposals should include:
1.    Discipline or audience addressed
2.    150-word abstract of proposed chapter
3.    Description of a sample learning activity

The Editors

Laureen P. Cantwell, Head of Access Services & Outreach and Dr. Tammy Parece, Assistant Professor of Geography, both from Colorado Mesa University
 
Email SpatialLiteracyACRLBook@gmail.com to reach the editors with any questions.  

Laureen P. Cantwell (she/her/hers)
Head of Access Services & Outreach
Tomlinson Library
Colorado Mesa University
lcantwell@coloradomesa.edu
 
Dr. Tammy Parece (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor of Geography
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Mesa University
tparece@coloradomesa.edu

Friday, June 04, 2021

CFP: Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG) Conference (September 17th, 2021 - Virtual)

 Save the Date: Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG) Conference  

Call for session proposals!

 

All session proposals need to be  submitted by June 30, 2021.

 

The Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG) 2021 conference is just around the corner. The date will be Friday, September 17, 2021. Save the Date!  This year’s conference will be virtual.  It will be a great opportunity to share with colleagues who do not have the opportunity to travel to these events.

 

MIUG represents on opportunity for you and your colleagues to stay informed about Innovative, Sierra, and Polaris updates and news.

 

  • Have you ever wanted to be one of the demonstrators or at least help present? 
  • Would you like to conduct a forum or help with one?
  • Do you have a subject / area that you would love to learn more about?
  • Do you know that charismatic person that loves to be a speaker to the people?
  • Do you want to be a part of the board to plan this event? Still could use members.

 

We are looking for ideas to help make this a great conference experience for all. Please submit any ideas or recommendations you have as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to network and share ideas with your III and Polaris peers.  The link to submit proposals can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGAJ2JMZDghlH0IZJ7hUsIkQ03SXKMD52YLX_gA10ip_0ilg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

 

We look forward to hearing from you!  Learn more about MIUG on their website: http://www.miug.org/index.php

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

CFP: The Christian Librarian (TCL) - open-access publication of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL)

 As many librarians teach, and some have taught for quite some time, many of us have learned the ins and outs of teaching the hard way: by making mistakes and by learning what is terrible and what works great.  The Christian Librarian (TCL) is an open-access publication of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL).  TCL will be doing a forum in its Fall 2021 issue on teaching.  This forum will be asking for short (approximately 500-1000 words) descriptions or narratives of what worked for you, as a librarian, when it comes to teaching.  Did you have an “aha” moment in your teaching experience that might be helpful for others?  Please consider sharing it in TCL’s forum.  Did you discover a great tool that changed how you teach?  Please share your narrative with other librarians through TCL’s forum.  Is there a resource that impacted how you understood your role as a teacher?  Again, please share your experiences so that other librarians can learn.

TCL is an open-access publication (https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/) of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL).  While the focus of ACL is Christian Librarians, we would like to learn from everyone regarding how to better teach and instruct students.  This forum is open to anyone desiring to share a brief (500-1000 words) statement regarding what they have learned through their teaching experiences.

Please consider sharing your thoughts with TCL.  Any questions in relation to this teaching forum (TCL’s Fall 2021 forum) can be addressed to: tcl@acl.org.  TCL’s author guidelines (including submission information) are available at: http://www.acl.org/index.cfm/publications/the-christian-librarian/tcl-author-guidelines-4-24-18/ (please note that abstracts are *not* needed for the forum).

The submission deadline for TCL’s form on teaching is October 1st, 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to inquire at tcl@acl.org

Call for Chapters: Cultural Humility in Libraries (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

We are co-editors for an upcoming book tentatively titled, “Cultural Humility in Libraries” from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. We are seeking chapter authors for the book and would like to invite you to share your work in this area.

Cultural humility is a process of self-reflection. This book will provide a discussion of the "sense" of cultural humility in regard to awareness, consciousness, observation, perception, and recognition. Using the backdrop of impactful issues related to the “isms” (racism, sexism, ableism, etc.), health literacy, bias, power dynamics, and more, the book will attempt to unpack the concept and convey the challenges libraries and librarians face when attempting to create culturally humble environments for staff and patrons.

This volume is a call to action for readers to look inward to assess the role and impact of cultural humility in their own lives. Specifically, readers are encouraged to deliberately reflect and think critically about how their thoughts, words, and actions impact the people around them. 

Description

Each chapter should be no more than 9-10 double-spaced pages; Times New Roman, 12pt font; Citations in APA style. Authors are encouraged to include tables, graphs, case studies, images, and citations when appropriate.

 

Part I: What is Cultural Humility?

Section 1 will explore the historical perspective of cultural humility as well as the importance and relevance of the role it has played in healthcare.

 

Chapter 1:   Historical Perspective

Chapter 2:   Cultural Humility, Cultural Competence, & More: What’s the Difference? 

Chapter 3:   Role of Cultural Humility in Health Care

Chapter 4:   Health Literacy: Bridging the Gap 

 

Part II: Applications in Libraries

Section 2 will feature lessons learned, practical strategies, development opportunities, and challenges faced when integrating cultural humility in library settings. 

 

Chapter 5:  Overview of Cultural Humility Literature and Research

Chapter 6:  Exploring Identities to Improve Library Practice 

Chapter 7:  Strategies for Increasing Humility

Chapter 8:  Building Connections, Crucial Conversations & Cross-Cultural Relationships 

Chapter 9:  Humble Leadership [Sample Chapter]

Chapter 10: Professional Development & Training

 

Part III: Voices from the Field

Section 3 will unpack the application of cultural humility through the eyes of information professionals who will share their stories of what cultural humility has meant in their lives, how they have applied it in their work, and what challenges they have faced in doing so.

 

Chapter 11: Power & Privilege

Chapter 12: Race or Class and Medicine

Chapter 13: Antiracism

Chapter 14: Health Disparities

Chapter 15: LGBTQ+ Health

Chapter 16: Trans Inclusivity

Chapter 17: Refugee Health

Chapter 18: Native/indigenous Health

Chapter 19: Rural/Urban Health

Chapter 20: Accessibility & Disability

Tentative Timeline

 

June 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Authors write their chapters

 

February 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022 

Editors edit chapters

 

May 1 – July 31, 2022 

Final edits between editors and authors

 

If you're interested in contributing to this work, please complete the Proposed Chapter Submission Form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ch-jones-murphy  by July 1, 2021.

 

Acceptance of your submission proposal will be contingent upon approval of our book going to contract.  

 

We hope that you will consider sharing your stories, experiences, and wisdom for the book. 

 

Thanks in advance for considering this invitation!

 

Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIP

Director of Libraries & Professor

Medical University of South Carolina

843-792-8839 | joneshan@musc.edu

 

Beverly Murphy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management

Hospital Nursing Liaison, Duke Health System

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives

919-660-1127beverly.murphy@duke.edu

 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Call for Proposals and Posters: ACRL/NY 2021 Symposium on Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid (December 2nd & 3rd, 2021)

Call for Proposals and Posters.

ACRL/NY Symposium on Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid

Submit your proposal for a presentation or poster: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/acrlny-2021-symposium-save-the-date-cfp/

December 2, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm & December 3, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm

We hope to be back face-to-face in 2022 for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium. However, in 2021 we will be presenting a virtual event in December of this year on two half days, focused on collegiality, morale, and mutual aid among academic library workers. We will discuss library procedures before March of 2020 and after, and what have we learned from the pandemic. How will this change procedures going forward?

How do our relationships, partnerships, teams, and organizations function in support of colleagues, patrons, and communities? What initiatives and workflows provide structural support for accomplishing our goals? We seek proposals for presentations and panels about the ways we work together, support each other, and develop as librarians and library workers.

Potential perspectives include but are not limited to:

  • Diversity: Facilitating the participation of individuals with the widest range of backgrounds and capabilities in decision making and programming, mentoring, collegial relationships, and other supports for a thriving, diverse workforce
  • Equity: Determining how the demands of the organization during the pandemic have fallen unevenly on staff, some part-time staff, and clerical workers who have been working more and more on the front lines
  • Engagement: Enhancing people's active investment in the collaborative and individual endeavors of their colleagues
  • Cross-pollination: Discovering and inventing new modes of collaboration across traditional boundaries; gathering colleagues with a shared vision to support the populations we serve
  • Mutual aid: Engaging in reciprocal exchange of resources and services to support collective needs and the well being of our communities.
  • Staff development: Developing various forms of professional training that can contribute to creating a more collaborative working environment that supports all library users and communities


Format: The ACRL/NY Symposium on Collegiality, Morale, and Mutual Aid will be held virtually.

We are seeking proposals to fill 60-minute (50-minute presentation; 10 minutes Q&A) and 30-minute (20-minute presentation; 10 minute Q&A) slots, with 10-minute lightning round slots for posters. We are open to a mixture of presentation types and formats.

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length. Proposals must be submitted by June 26th­.

Submit your proposal for a presentation or poster: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/acrlny-2021-symposium-save-the-date-cfp/

Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium in general, can be sent to acrlnysymposiumchair@gmail.com

Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Research Articles) - Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

 Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Research Articles)

 

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer reviewed open access journal published since 2006, seeks to fill a position of Associate Editor (Research Articles). The successful candidate will be expected to begin their role by September 2021 and serve a three-year term (with possibility of renewal). This person will share the workload with a second Associate Editor.

 

The Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Research Articles section (this includes assignment of peer reviewers, monitoring the peer review process, communicating with authors and peer reviewers, providing editing guidance to authors, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made, making acceptance decisions, and communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected).
  • Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.
  • Attending Editorial Team meetings via Zoom on a quarterly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.
  • Ensuring that all deadlines are met.
  • Communicating with potential authors and responding to queries.

 

For more information about research articles and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/guidelines

 

The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be well-versed in evidence based practice and research methods. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 15+ hours per month.

 

Interested persons should send a resume/CV and cover letter indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role to Ann Medaille, Editor-in-Chief, at amedaille@unr.edu by July 16, 2021. The resume/CV and cover letter should be sent as a single PDF file. The current Associate Editors (Research Articles) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Erin Owens (eowens@shsu.edu) and Lisl Zach (lisl@marsez.com).

 

**Please note that EBLIP is a non-profit, open access journal, and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.

 

About the journal: Published quarterly and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice enables librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner. Please visit the EBLIP web site (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.