Friday, May 29, 2020

CFP: Demonstrating the Value of Academic Libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020 FACRL Virtual Annual Conference October 16, 2020

Call for Proposals 
Demonstrating the Value of Academic Libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2020 FACRL Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held online on Friday, October 16, 2020.  As academic institutions around the country have shifted their focus to delivering instruction online during the 2020 pandemic, how have academic libraries continued to demonstrate their value? Stay-at-home orders and social distancing efforts have forced us to evaluate how we deliver our services in order to support our communities. How are we redefining our work and what challenges and opportunities does this present? As we continue to deal with the uncertainties of the future, how do we allow for reflection, planning, and development in order to demonstrate our value to our institutions and build resiliency within our libraries?
Online presentations and posters may address the following topics, but all proposals relevant to the impact of academic libraries during the coronavirus pandemic will be considered:
  • Shifting information literacy instruction online - adapting instruction for synchronous and/or asynchronous learning; addressing misinformation during the pandemic
  • Case studies in collection development & e-Resource management - acquisitions, promotion, and planning for the future
  • Open Access/Open Educational Resources - is now the time to seize the moment?
  • Library leadership during times of crisis: building and staffing policies, social distancing, reopening procedures, advocating for and protecting our most important assets (our people!)
  • Assessment metrics for demonstrating impact - what works, what is meaningful?
  • Experiences with virtual reference support
  • When there are no students on campus: student engagement when the library is closed; reincorporating library student workers when the building is closed
  • Initiatives with the broader campus community to support student retention, faculty teaching, etc.
  • Time management and self-care during lockdown: strategies for managing stress and mental health
Proposals for presentations, posters, and lightning round presentations are due by June 30, 2020 and can be submitted using the online submission form. Selected presenters will receive free registration to the virtual conference.
Presentations should be a total of 45 minutes in length, which would include time provided for questions. Posters will be shared during a virtual poster session during the conference. Lightning round presentations are 5 minutes in length. Follow this link to the rubric that will be used to score all proposals. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before July 31, 2020. 
Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in The Reference Librarian, a major refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis. Consider reviewing the Instructions for Authors to learn about the expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal, which utilizes APA 7th edition style. Please contact co-editors Lauri Rebar and Steve Black (lrebar@fau.edu, seblack@colgate.edu) with any questions.  

Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Conference Program Committee chair, Nancy Schuler (schulenl@eckerd.edu).


CFP: Last Chance IVLA Virtual Conference 2020 - International Visual Literacy Association

Greetings everyone, 
Just a reminder to get your proposal in for the International Visual Literacy Association’s (IVLA) upcoming annual conference, which will be held online from September 24-27, 2020. 

The theme for this year’s conference is, appropriately, “Visual Literacy in the Virtual Realm.” Some topics you may choose to explore include (but are not limited to):
  • The power of visuals in a digital world
  • Equity and access with visuals in an online learning environment
  • The role of images in screen mediated and/or augmented reality
  • Algorithms and an online representation of under-represented groups
  • Social media and visual misinformation
  • Data visualization 
  • Appropriating and remixing images
  • Visual storytelling
To this end, we have updated the call for proposals page on our website with an updated proposal form. Presentation types include a 7 minute Pecha Kucha presentation (live or pre-recorded), a 20-minute paper presentation, or a 40-minute panel discussion. Proposals are due June 1.

IVLA is also pleased to offer student scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at a college or university. See the student scholarships page on our website for more information. 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Call for Chapters: Challenges Faced by Libraries During a Global Health Crisis: Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Editors
Barbara J Holland
Brooklyn Public Libraries, USA



Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 17, 2020
Full Chapters Due: September 16, 2020




Introduction
Pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. The initial cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019 and January 2020. Data were analyzed on the first 425 confirmed cases in Wuhan to determine the epidemiologic characteristics of NCIP.

The novel β-coronavirus (2019-nCoV) caused severe and even fatal pneumonia that was discovered in a seafood market of Wuhan city, of Hubei province, China, and rapidly spread to other provinces of China and other countries. The 2019-nCoV was different from SARS-CoV but shared the same host receptor as the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). The natural host of 2019-nCoV may be the bat Rhinolophus affinis as 2019-nCoV showed 96.2% of whole-genome identity to BatCoV RaTG13. The person-to-person transmission routes of 2019-nCoV included direct transmissions, such as cough, sneeze, droplet inhalation transmission, and contact transmission, such as contact with oral, nasal, and eye mucous membranes. 2019-nCoV can also be transmitted through the saliva, and the fetal–oral routes may also be potential for the person-to-person transmission route.

Since the spread of coronavirus travel has been put to a halt and countries are on lockdown. Conferences have been canceled schools have closed and Libraries around the world are facing difficult decisions on which services to offer and how ranging from minimal restrictions to full closure. Depending on the country, state or city, a government may have a different approach, sometimes ordering the closure of all institutions, others indicating that its business as usual, and others simply leaving decisions up to library directors. Public library systems have been closed as well as school libraries in 188 countries due to the closure of all educational institutions. University libraries are also closed. The National Libraries have closed in over 100 countries. Throughout these closures, libraries continue to provide services to their communities during these challenging times. This book will consist of chapters that contain essential library services, emerging research and technology that evolved and/or has continued during the COVID -19 Pandemic



Objective
The purpose of this book is to provide the audience with an in-depth account of various libraries, librarians, and information professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic This book will also provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings on the subject. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the impact COVID-19 pandemic had on cultural institutions such as libraries...



Target Audience
Librarians, Professors, Researchers, Students, Historians, Archivist, and Professionals interested in the impact of COVID-19 and libraries



Recommended Topics
Virtual Services
Emerging research HPC and COVID-19
Emerging technology and libraries during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Libraries and Personal Protective Equipment
Blockchain and the pandemic
Medical Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic
Smart Libraries and the COVID-19 pandemic
Librarians and the coronavirus pandemic




Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 4, 2020 , a book chapter proposal on studies that speak to the premise of the book. Each proposal shall comprise of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the hypotheses made and results obtained. Authors will be notified by July 7, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 16, 2020 and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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 publication,Challenges Faced by Libraries Dyuring a Global Health Crisis: Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals and chapters must be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.



Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.




Important Dates
1st proposal submission deadline Jul 4, 2020
2nd proposal submission deadline Aug 3, 2020
Last Call for Proposals (if needed) Aug 17, 2020
Full chapter submission Sep 16, 2020

Phase 2
Review results due to editor Oct 16, 2020
Review results due to authors Oct 30, 2020

Phase 3
Revisions due from authors Nov 27, 2020
Final acceptance/rejection notification due to authors Dec 11, 2020
All final accepted materials due from authors Dec 25, 2020




Inquiries
Editor contact information
Barbara Holland
barland1@gmail.com

CFP: Catalog Management Interest Group @ ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week

Please be reminded that the ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting during the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, to take place from June 8 to 12, 2020. The virtual meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 12, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 pm (Central).

The Catalog Management Interest Group discusses the various issues involved in cataloging, classification, authority control and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library catalogs and related discovery tools.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
* Providing or improving access to digitized collections
* Processes for updating existing records to reflect digital versions
* Transforming existing records for use in an institutional repository
* Describing collections to enhance user experience
* Subject analysis and classification to support diversity, inclusion, or equity
* Modifying granularity or fullness of records to improve discovery
* ILS migration
* Workflows for managing data
* Relevant project or staff management
* Relevant training tips and tools
* Updating records to support linked data

Please submit your proposal by emailing the Interest Group’s Co-Chairs, Dan Tam Do and Marina Morgan, by Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The presenters will be notified of the Co-Chairs’ decision by Friday, May 29, 2020.

Please include in your proposal the following:
* Name(s), affiliation(s), and position title(s) of the presenter(s)
* Title and short summary (max. 150 words) of the presentation
* Time required to present

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dan and Marina

Dan Tam Do
Head of Cataloging
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh
dad193@pitt.edu

Marina Morgan
Metadata Librarian
Roux Library
Florida Southern College
mmorgan@flsouthern.edu

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Call for Survey Participation: Academic Library Employees Acting as Instructional Designers During COVID-19

Call for Participation: Academic Library Employees Acting as Instructional Designers During COVID-19

I am conducting a survey on academic library employees and their work during the transition to online classes in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to determine the percentage of academic library employees who performed instructional design duties during this transition, which may include tasks such as training faculty to transition their courses to Blackboard, Canvas, or another LMS. I am looking for a wide range of responses from institutions of all types. Even if you think you did not perform instructional design duties during Spring 2020, please consider completing this survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. There are no incentives or inducements for completing the survey. You may withdraw consent at any time by closing the survey. If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at cole1@otterbein.edu.



This research has been approved by Otterbein University’s Institutional Review Board; questions about this study can be directed to IRB@Otterbein.edu

Kristin Cole
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Assessment and Special Projects Librarian, Assistant Professor
Courtright Memorial Library
Office: Library 100
614-823-1597

Saturday, May 16, 2020

CFP: Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences - @carmaconf 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics July 8 - 9, 2020.

CARMA 2020 - Call for Participation

Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences

3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics
July 8 - 9, 2020. Virtually in Valencia, Spain
http://www.carmaconf.org
twitter: @carmaconf

Highlights

This year's CARMA features:
  • Keynote speech by Pablo de Pedraza (JRC-EC) about "The semicircular flow of the data economy"
  • Session about using Big Data for Official Statistics purposes
  • Virtual participation
  • High quality scientific program, with 60 papers divided into four main topic areas:
    • Internet and Big Data sources in economics and social sciences
    • Big Data methods in economics and social sciences
    • Internet and Big Data applications
    • Digital transformation and global society
  • Poster sessions with new and innovative work in-progress (accepting submissions)

Call for Posters

The poster sessions of CARMA 2020 will provide an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, on-going research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. These sessions are informal and highly interactive, and allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about the presentd work from which new ideas, solutions and collaborations can emerge.

Posters should cover the same key areas as the main research tracks, and they would be particularly suitable for presenting recent research about all the data generated regarding COVID-19. They should contain original cutting-edge ideas, as well as speculative/provocative ones. Proposals of new research directions and innovative interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome.

Submissions

Authors should submit a two-page extended abstract of their poster. Submissions must be in PDF, and must be done by email to carmaconf@upv.es. The poster submission deadline is 10 June. Posters will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee based on originality, significance, quality and clarity.

At least one of the poster authors is required to register at the conference and will be required to give a brife presentation in the interactive poster session.

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking regarding research on Internet and Big Data methods and sources across economics and social sciences disciplines.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

CFP: Lightning Talks - Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) at ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12, 2020

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks presenters for lightning talks for its session at ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12, 2020. We're looking for quick, bite-size (5-10 minutes) talks on what creative ideas and practices you're currently implementing or hoping to undertake soon. We welcome talks on how you're adapting workflows or taking on entirely new projects for the rapidly-changing work environment of the covid-19 pandemic, but we also welcome non-pandemic topics, such as projects you recently wrapped up or ongoing maintenance efforts.

Housed within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group was created to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the evolution of technical services. The group is especially interested in exploring the interdependency between departments and the ways in which technical services affects, and is affected by, technology and publishing trends.

Please submit your proposal to the Interest Group’s chair, Jenny Maddox Abbott (maddox5@illinois.edu), and vice-chair, Sarah Hovde (sehovde1@gmail.com), by Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and include the following:

  • Presentation title 
  • Short presentation summary (less than 150 words) 
  • Name, title, affiliation, and email address for all presenters

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 29, 2020. Specific day and time of the session TBD.


JENNIFER A. MADDOX ABBOTT
Assistant Professor, University Library 
Collection Management Librarian
 
University Library
Collection Management Services - Oak Street Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
809 South Oak Street | MC-527
Champaign, IL 61820
217.300.4678 | maddox5@illinois.edu
www.library.illinois.edu/oak/

Call for Posters: Academic Libraries Dealing with the Pandemic - Koç University Suna Kıraç Library (Turkey)

Koç University Suna Kıraç Library will host a Virtual Poster Session on how academic libraries deal with the pandemic.
The submission deadline was extended to May 25th
The actual Virtual poster session will be on June 10th/11th/12th

It’s not news anymore…counting more than 2 months of a different, unpleasant reality for the whole World, it’s very clear our role, activities, plans, norms, standards have changed. Even postponed or cancelled. Has this marked the end of our contribution and support to research or is it just an abrupt shift to our identity and role?

Trying to put together the experience and strategic actions of academic libraries in Turkey and worldwide, we decided to organize and host a virtual poster session as a freely accessible pool of evidence. Showcasing our “survival” skills under the current circumstances can help us engage with each other to share experience, difficulties, best solutions and unsuccessful attempts, upcoming plans and lessons learned.


Application Form

Come join us and tell your story:
  • How are you surviving this case? 
  • How do you reach out to your community? 
  • How do you support distance education in your Institution? 
  • How do you cope with access restrictions and well-established norms?
Posters can include:
  • Training & support to distance education
  • Access to resources
  • Services (e.g. document delivery)
  • Technical issues, difficulties and barriers
  • Work from home experience: how to keep yourself and your team well motivated
  • Any other activities / services implemented these days
The session will be divided into two main categories:
  • Global cases
  • The Turkish paradigm
Abstract Rules
  • The abstract should not go over 250 words (title and authors name and surname are excluded)
  • The abstract should include mission, method, findings, and there need to be three keywords about your topic.
  • There shall not be any citations in the abstract.
The following should be included in the abstract:
  • Abstract Title
  • Name of the author(s): Title, name and surname
  • The name of the affiliated institutions of the authors and emails
Requirements:
  • You can select a working template for your interactive iPoster from a variety of choices: PPT, PPTX, PDF, Sway, Prezi, Powtoon, Genially, Video, etc.
  • Your iPoster should include: Title, Subtitle (if applicable), Author/-s affiliation (contact details / Institution / Country)
  • PPT, PPTX, PDF, Sway, Prezi, Genially, Powtoon file size should be max. 25mb.
  • Videos should be up to 5’ long

Only posters with a fully developed idea will be accepted.

Authors have to be available to reply to comments at their convenience during June 10 – 12, to assure the interactivity targeted with the audience.

Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: May 25, 2020
  • Abstract approval announcement day: May 27, 2020
  • Poster submission deadline: June 5, 2020
  • Poster Sessions: June 10-11-12, 2020

CFP: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2020 Virtual Session

Call for Proposal: ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group 2020 Virtual Session

The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group is inviting speakers to present at the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week this June. Our session will be held on June 10 at 2:00-3:00 Eastern Time.

We are seeking two presentations that are about 20 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will follow the presentations.

Theme: How cataloging can support changes and challenges affecting our libraries

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Cataloging projects in emergency situations like during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Work-from-home ideas for catalogers and cataloging staff
  • Addressing discovery layer functionality
  • Maintaining cataloging efficiency for increasingly diverse collections
  • Providing metadata insight for collection assessment
  • Promoting the need for cataloging professionals
  • Expanding metadata contribution
  • Transforming metadata with APIs
  • Adapting or developing metadata for digital collections
  • Ethical issues in subject analysis and biases in classification schemes, thesauri and other knowledge organization systems
  • Thesauri in modern information retrieval and automatic text classification
  • Communication and collaboration between technical services, digital initiatives and public services
  • Working with library data in the linked data environment

Please email proposals to the Co-Chairs by Tuesday, May 26, 2020. We will make our selections and contact applicants by Friday, May 29. In your proposal, please include the following:
  • Presentation title
  • Abstract: 150-300 words
  • Amount of time needed to make the presentation
  • Names and positions of presenter(s)
  • Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

CCRIG Co-Chairs, 2019-2020
Amy Bailey abbailey@indiana.edu
Jianying Shou jianying.shou@duke.edu

CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2019-2020
Yukari Sugiyama yukari.sugiyama@yale.edu
Nerissa Lindsey nlindsey@sdsu.edu

CFP: Catalog Management Interest Group @ ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week (June 2020)

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting during the ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, to take place from June 8 to 12, 2020. The exact day and time of the presentation(s) will be confirmed at a later date.

The Catalog Management Interest Group discusses the various issues involved in cataloging, classification, authority control and metadata application after the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery. It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library
catalogs and related discovery tools.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
  • Providing or improving access to digitized collections
  • Processes for updating existing records to reflect digital versions
  • Transforming existing records for use in an institutional repository
  • Describing collections to enhance user experience
  • Subject analysis and classification to support diversity, inclusion, or equity
  • Modifying granularity or fullness of records to improve discovery
  • ILS migration
  • Workflows for managing data
  • Relevant project or staff management
  • Relevant training tips and tools
  • Updating records to support linked data

Please submit your proposal by emailing the Interest Group’s Co-Chairs, Dan Tam Do and Marina Morgan, by Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The presenters will be notified of the Co-Chairs’ decision by Friday, May 29, 2020.

Please include in your proposal the following:
  • Name(s), affiliation(s), and position title(s) of the presenter(s)
  • Title and short summary (max. 150 words) of the presentation
  • Time required to present

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sent on behalf of Dan and Marina, Catalog Management Interest Group Co-Chairs.

Dan Tam Do
Head of Cataloging
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh
dad193@pitt.edu

Marina Morgan
Metadata Librarian
Roux Library
Florida Southern College
mmorgan@flsouthern.edu

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Call for Submissions: Sustainability in Libraries

Call for Submissions: Sustainability in Libraries
Sustainability in Libraries, edited by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian Ho, and René Tanner will be published by ALA Editions. The book will offer insights into the important developments on how librarians provide leadership and how libraries serve as models for sustainable practices. The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on topics related to sustainability—including crisis preparation, response, and recovery—within the library profession.   
Objective of the Book:
In 2019, the American Library Association adopted Sustainability as a new core value. This book will provide direction to library personnel and libraries as institutions to position themselves as connectors, conveners, and catalysts for the changes needed. “Sustainability” is not an end point but a mindset, a lens through which operational and outreach decisions can be made. With the climate crisis upon us and its devastating impact on wildlife, oceans, air quality, soil, and the very fabric of life on Earth, we are compelled to find answers and provide direction for our library communities whether they be rural, suburban, metropolitan, schools, or institutions of higher learning. The examples and ideas shared in this edited volume will have far reaching potential and bolster the United Nations’ work on the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to create a more sustainable future for all.
Suggested Topics:
The book chapters will be divided into three main themes for sustainable action.

Theme #1: Libraries as Inspiration & Catalysts – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.

Theme #2: Libraries as Conveners & Connectors – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance.

Theme #3: Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience – Content that would fall under this theme includes topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience. For example, active participation in library-centric or community-based resilience/disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.
Target Audience:
The intended audience for this book is people working in public, school, academic, special, rural, and urban libraries. In addition, this book will include instructional materials to be used in Library and Information Science programs to educate future library practitioners about Sustainability, the newest Core Value of Librarianship.
Special Considerations:
High quality, large file, professional, black and white images are encouraged to enhance the text. Unless they are public domain or openly licensed for commercial use, a permission release will be required for each image submitted. A model release form will be necessary for any images with recognizable people in them. The person must be a legal adult or have a parent’s permission to use the image.
Submission Guidelines:
The editors welcome submissions from authors who are interested or have experience creating sustainable libraries or working on topics of sustainability in connection with libraries. The editors are open to a variety of submissions including research articles, how-to articles, essays, and interviews. Manuscript submissions should comply with APA Style.
The editors are looking for submissions about sustainability in libraries that emphasize scalable approaches that can be applied to a variety of libraries at different levels. Brief proposals about programs and partnerships that provide inspiration and actionable takeaways are encouraged. Submit a summary of your proposed article (300 words or less) to Sustainability in Libraries
The development of manuscripts will be done in phases. After comments are returned to authors regarding accepted chapter summary proposals, a chapter outline (500 words or less) will be requested.  
Once authors receive acceptance for their chapters they will submit their final manuscripts in .doc or .docx format.  Suggested length is 2,000 to 3,500 words.  Manuscripts should comply with APA style guidelines.
Timeline:
  • Chapter Summary Proposal deadline:  June 15, 2020
  • Notification by editors of proposal acceptance: July 15, 2020
  • Chapter Outlines deadline:  August 17, 2020
  • First Manuscript Drafts deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Additional key dates will be sent to successful proposal writers.
Submit chapter summary proposals to: https://forms.gle/axqBoa1c9LAa6GQF6
For additional information, please contact:
Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of Kentucky, hoadriank[at]gmail[dot]com, or 
Rene Tanner, Liaison Librarian, Humanities Division, Arizona State University, rene.tanner[at]asu[dot]edu. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

CFP: Midwestern Roots 2021 - Theme Immigration and Migration - Indianapolis, Indiana - July 30-31, 2021

The Indiana Historical Society will present its Midwestern Roots 2021 conference in
Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 30-31, 2021. The pre-conference will take place on
July 29, 2021. Deadline for submissions is August 10, 2020.

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Midwestern Roots 2021 will be here before we know it and we’re doing our first ever Call for Session Proposals! IHS is looking for engaging and energetic presenters to help tell the many stories of the Midwest. The 2021 theme is Immigration and Migration. If you have an engaging topic, consider submitting a proposal by August 10, 2020.

INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Read the Call for Session Proposals linked above.
  • Click Presenter Compensation on the right to review.
  • Type and save your proposal offline so it’s easy to copy and paste into the form.
  • Click Submit Proposal Here on the right.
  • Fill out the form by copying and pasting your proposal, then submit. (One proposal per form)
  • Each presenter films a video.
  • Save video file with last name and first name e.g. “smithjohn.mp4”
  • Click Submit Video Here on the right.
  • Click “Choose File” in Dropbox to upload one video per presenter. No registration is required.

Session acceptance notifications will be sent out by the end of September.

Why Midwestern Roots?

  • Explore your Midwestern roots with a variety of national and regional experts at the Crossroads of America, featuring Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD, Tim Pinnick and Curt B. Witcher.
  • Conveniently located at the Marriott East in Indianapolis, conference goers are well-located to continue their research. Nearby you’ll find:
  • Indiana State Archives – a few minutes down the road
  • Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library – 15 minutes from the conference center
  • Allen County Public Library and Genealogy Center – two hours away
  • Other Midwestern genealogy research locations such as National Archives Great Lakes Region, Michigan Archives, Ohio History Connection and Kentucky Historical Society – only a few hours from Indy
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