Friday, December 02, 2016

CFP: Academic Libraries 2017 Call For Digital Posters (Michigan Library Association - March 2017)

Academic Libraries 2017 Call For Digital Posters
Due:  Friday, December 2, 2016

Michigan Library Association invites you to participate in a unique presentation opportunity at the 2017 Academic Library Conference, Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Mott Community College in Flint.

The Academic Libraries Workgroup is seeking poster proposals for a DIGITAL poster session and a pre-recorded webinar series that will be available to attendees as an extended research and learning opportunity. Please note that your attendance is not required with this presentation format; this is an excellent opportunity for those that are typically constrained by location or associated fees! You do not have to be a member of the Michigan Library Association for consideration.

What is expected of you if your topic is chosen for presentation:
  • Submit one PowerPoint presentation that will be streamed along with other virtual posters on a monitor during the conference.
  • Record a webinar prior to the conference date. (This can be done remotely and should be similar to a 10-15 minute informative speech about your research. The total time commitment for the recording, including a practice run, will be around 30 minutes.  MLA staff will coordinate this process with you.)
  • Provide contact information for inclusion in a pamphlet that will be distributed to attendees at the conference.

The conference theme is focused on social justice in academic libraries; related research is welcomed!  Review the overview of the conference by visiting the event website at:  

Submissions should include your proposed presentation title, contact information, abstract and proposed learning outcomes and be submitted no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. The proposal submission form can be found HERE.  Poster proposal will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession as it relates to the conference theme of social justice, originality, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.  

Selection notification emails will be sent to all submitters on or before Friday, December 16, 2016.

Questions may be directed to Tanya Davidson, Academic Libraries 2017 work group chair at or Kristy Doak, Director of Professional Development at Michigan Library Association

Call for Chapters: Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies

Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies
Book Publisher: McFarland

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

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida; co-editor, Library Outreach to Writers and Poets (forthcoming, McFarland).

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for patrons with genealogy: proven, creative, case studies, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues with acquisitions, storage, digitization, innovative workshops, community outreach, grants, user instruction, latest resources.

One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by January 15, 2017, brief bio on each author; place GENEALOLGY, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line:

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Call for Book Chapter Proposals in Library Assessment (ACRL Publication)

Call for Book Chapter Proposals in Library Assessment  (ACRL Publication)

PDF Version of CFP:

We are seeking chapter proposals for a book on library assessment. Please consider sharing your work in this area to this effort.

Working Title - Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment

This book will be published under the auspices of ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries). The anticipated publication date is early 2018.

Assessment in academic libraries will play an increasingly crucial role in higher education. With the demand for greater transparency and accountability in funding for institutions, diminished budgets, and a shift to performance-based funding, academic libraries are examining and implementing new and creative approaches to demonstrate their inherent, immediate and long term value and impact to their institutions and stakeholders. Academic libraries of all shapes and sizes are understanding the need to establish their place and role in supporting institutional goals and objectives particularly related to student learning outcomes, academic student success measures, and faculty teaching and research productivity. To this end, many academic libraries are investing in efforts focused on implementing assessment initiatives that demonstrate their value and impact to their institutional stakeholders and community.

This book will present cases of how academic libraries are successfully implementing initiatives to demonstrate their worth and value to their institutional and community stakeholders. The cases will include proven strategies, lessons learned, effective approaches and practical applications successfully employed by academic staff and support professionals. The publication is intended to inform those at all levels of experience and stages of implementation— that is, those who are considering or just beginning to embark on this path, as well as others who have already taken the plunge and are looking to leverage or triangulate other strategies.

Target Audience
This publication will primarily target librarians, professional staff and administrators at all types of academic libraries, and we anticipate it will also be of interest to others across disciplines and industries who are engaged in similar assessment initiatives. It will present practical, easy-to-adopt strategies and approaches based on case studies, and will offer a breadth and depth of options to appeal to a wide range of readers at various stages of experience with demonstrating library value — from beginners to experts.

Proposed Book Sections
This book will be structured in four sections of case studies as described below:

Section 1: Seeding the Initiative. Explores the planning stages or “works-in-progress” in assessment that relate to the library’s impact and value. The results of these efforts may not be imminent. Nevertheless, these case studies demonstrate the potential value and the importance of the initial design and planning stage.

Section 2: Low-Hanging Fruit.  Provides stories of assessments that are easy to measure, short-term (less than one year), low cost, require few resources (staff or tools), and are easily replicable at similar academic libraries.
Example: ROI spreadsheets at the University of West Florida:

Section 3: Reachable Fruit (with some effort).  Provides stories of assessments that may require more external and internal resources to measure, may take more than six months to one year to collect and analyze, feature medium costs and resources (i.e., incentives, equipment, tools), and may be replicable at other academic libraries that are similar in size or scope.
Example: Contingent valuation measures:

Section 4: Hard-to-Reach Fruit. A range of assessment activities more difficult to measure and time and resource intensive, may require long-term data collection (e.g. longitudinal studies that require more than a year to collect a dataset or have measures that require more time, such as measuring a cohort’s graduation rates), and feature greater external partnerships, internal infrastructure, and/or additional resources to measure and analyze.
Examples: The Library Cube: (which required the creation of a relational database), and Mixed-method Ethnographies, such as the ERIAL Project ( (Ethnographic qualitative studies require more time to transcribe and analyze.)

Chapter proposals should focus on a topic that is related to one of the four sections listed above. Authors are also welcome to propose additional topics or sections that may be relevant to this publication.

Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal as an email attachment in Word or PDF to on or before Monday, January 09, 2017. The chapter proposal should be 300-500 words clearly explaining the intent and details of the proposed chapter as it relates to one of the four sections of the book described above. Authors will be notified by Monday, February 27, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Completed chapters are expected to be between 3,000-5,000 words, although shorter or longer chapters are negotiable. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Tuesday, May 29, 2017.

Proposals should include:

  *   Author name(s), institutional or organizational affiliation, job title/role

  *   Brief author(s) bio

  *   Proposed chapter title

  *   A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500 words)

Proposed chapters should be based on unpublished work, unique to this publication and not submitted or intended to be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Important Dates
Book Chapter Proposals Submission Due: Monday, January 09, 2017
Authors notified: Monday, February 27, 2017
Abstracts/Full Chapters Due: Tuesday, May 29, 2017
Feedback and revisions to Authors: Summer, 2017
Final Revised Chapter Due: September, 2017
Copy-editing, production: Fall, 2017
Publication Date: Early 2018

Inquiries to:

Marwin Britto, Ph.D., MLIS
University of Saskatchewan

Kirsten Kinsley, Ed.S., MLIS
Florida State University

CFP: 2017 Designing for Digital Conference (April 2017 - Austin, Texas) - Deadline Extended

We invite you to submit to the 2017 Designing for Digital Conference Call for Proposals through December 14, 2016. For a detailed list of the topics covered at D4D:

The D4D Program Planning committee has opened the 2017 Call for Proposals and is currently seeking 4 hour workshops, 90 minute seminars, 45 minute sessions and 20 minute short talks in these recently revised tracks:

  • Tools & Methods
  • UX in Practice
  • Service & Physical Space Design
  • Trends, Emerging Issues, and the Future of UX
  • Leadership & Organizational  Strategies

Registration/ Housing Open. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas at the UT Austin Conference Center from April 3-5, 2017. Housing and Early Registration are currently open.

We hope to see you at D4D!

-- D4D Planning Committees

CFP: Performance Measurement in Libraries - Communicating value and leadership (Oxford, UK, July/Aug 2017)

The Conference Board invites proposals for the 12th  International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries -  Communicating value and leadership: from strategic to micro assessment to be held in Oxford, UK, 31 July – 2 August 2017.

Formerly known as the Northumbria Conference, this conference seeks to bring together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance and measurement in library and information services in any context. The conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers, short papers, posters, and workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for measuring and improving library performance and/or propose new concepts and techniques to further advance the field.

Proposals are invited as papers (25 minutes), lightening papers (8 minutes); posters; workshops; panels; and demonstrations on any aspect of performance measurement in Academic, Public and Special libraries in addition to those directly related to the conference theme. Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals is 17 February 2017.

Proposals are strongly encouraged which analyse and report:
(1)    the results of performance measurement - Collections; Culture; Digital libraries; Learning; Finance; Impact; Organisational Issues; Relationships; Services; Space; Staff; Value
(2)    performance measurement technique  - Analytics; Data; Frameworks; Innovative Methods; Methods; Performance Indicators; Usage.

The Board is particularly interested to invite submissions for two new strands for the 2017 conference:
·         Innovative techniques - papers, workshops, and demonstrations in which presenters share their experiences on new or innovative techniques.
·         From a differing perspective - a doctoral strand for current PhD students.

Proposals should be submitted online via

For more information on the Conference, please see
Please contact with any questions, or for an informal discussion of which format your proposal might take.

Warm wishes,
Frankie Wilson and Judith Broady-Preston
Conference co-chairs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CFP: NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: Racing to the Crossroads (Indianapolis - June 2017)

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include: 
●      Electronic resource life cycle and management
●      Collection analysis and development
●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources
●      Licensing and legal framework
●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices
●      Scholarly communication
●      Life cycle of print serials
●      Workflow of print resources
●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community
●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments
●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians
●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:
●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further. 
●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (
●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.
●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.
●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.
Inquiries may be sent to PPC at:

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!

Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

CFP: All About Collection Assessment (ALCTS Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group - at ALA Midwinter)

The ALCTS Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group issues a call for its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Sunday, January 22 from 1:30-3pm
Theme:  All about Collection Assessment

ACRL has identified “collection assessment” as a top trend of 2016.  ARL had two SPEC Kits dedicated to “collection assessment” in 2014 and 2016.  It’s clear that assessment of all kinds is now vital to libraries and librarians.  We are interested in and ask:
·         Who is engaged in the work of assessment in your libraries?
·         How does it translate into collections?
·         What does it look like or include?
·         How quantitative or qualitative is your program?
·         How are the principles being practiced and rolled out on the job, through professional development, in MLIS programs?
·         Is your collection any different since you incorporated assessment practices?
·         What have we learned, as librarians and as a library?
·         Is it really a best practice?

Come share how your library is engaging in collection assessment.  The proposed structure of the session (90 minutes) is:
1 speaker: 15 minutes to address or keynote the theme
6 lightning talks at 7 minutes each with 2 minutes to change presenters ~55 minutes
20 minutes for discussion

Please send submissions indicating your preference – keynote or lightening talk to AND by Friday, December 2.  Please include an abstract, no longer than 250 words.  Confirmation of program will be made by Dec 9.

Please direct any questions to Julia Gelfand ( or Caroline Muglia (, co-chairs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is seeking an Editorial Intern

We are looking for a new Editorial Intern to assist our Editorial Team. The ideal candidate will be in place by February 2017 and will commit to serving a two year term. 
The role of the Intern is to:
  • Provide a final editorial check of proofed copy before publication, using the pre-developed checklist 
  • Check and edit the item metadata on the EBLIP website to ensure title, author, and abstract correspond to the submitted manuscript 
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Communications Officer with calls for papers or calls for volunteers 
  • Assist with investigation and implementation of new projects related to the journal 
  • Participate in monthly Editorial Team meetings 

The ideal candidate will be an MLIS (or equivalent) student or a recent graduate (past 2 years) interested in evidence based practice and research methods, and who possesses strong attention to detail. The 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 10 hours per month. 
Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating the areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Lorie Kloda at by January 9, 2017.

Specific queries about the role should be addressed to Michelle Dunaway at

CFP: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian LACUNY Institute 2017 (NYC May 2017)

Call for Proposals
The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
LACUNY Institute 2017

Date: May 12, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017

Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .

The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.

In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and  how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.

The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.

Example topics include but are not limited to:
  • Impact of current events on library trends
  • Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  • Impact of technology
  • Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
  • Diversity & inclusion,
  • Career planning, professional development
  • Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
  • MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
  • Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  • Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy

The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
  • Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  • Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  • Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  • Poster sessions:

The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, or Simone L. Yearwood,

Monday, November 28, 2016

Call for Book Chapters: Planning Academic Library Orientations: Examples and Strategies From Online Tutorials to Scavenger Hunts

Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Title: Planning Academic Library Orientations: Examples and Strategies From Online Tutorials to Scavenger Hunts
Editors: Kylie Bailin, Ben Jahre & Sarah Morris, Lafayette College
Publisher: Chandos, Elsevier
Proposal submission deadline: January 9, 2017

The editors for this book are seeking proposals for case studies of library orientations. We are interested in orientation tactics from universities and colleges of all sizes and shapes, with an expectation that the book will be international in scope. Library orientations vary greatly in shape and form depending on the size of the institution, whether the orientation is mandatory for students, and the orientation schedule. Some institutions plan elaborate games or scavenger hunts, others offer drop in sessions or library tours, while some offer an online orientation. 

This book will explore the ways in which libraries reach out to incoming students through their varied library orientations. It will highlight different and innovative approaches for constructing library orientations. Contributors should not shy away from submitting proposals for programs that did not meet expected or desired outcomes. Each chapter will include a section on why this approach was successful or not as this will help guide readers to the one that will fit their institution the best. 

Contributors should choose one of the chapter headings below, which covers the bulk of their experience. Good submissions will likely overlap and contain elements from the other chapter headings. Proposals are welcome in any of these areas, or in other categories related to library orientations. 

Chapter headings:
•       Tours/Presentations
•       Games
•       Technology
•       Targeting Specific Audiences
•       Partnerships
•       Marketing/Promotion
•       Assessment

Instructions for Proposal Authors

Proposals should be submitted via email as a PDF or Microsoft Word file attachment, and should include:

  1. Author name(s)
  2. Institutional affiliation(s) and position title(s)
  3. Author(s)’ previous writing and publishing history, if any
  4. Proposed title of chapter and chapter heading (chosen from above list) 
  5. Summary of the proposed chapter (250-300 words)

Contributors will be notified by February 20, 2017.

Full chapters are due June 1, 2017 and will range from 2,000-3,000 words.

Proposed chapters should be unique to this publication – no materials that were previously published or simultaneously submitted to another publication.

Proposals should be emailed to:

Friday, November 18, 2016

CFP: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 36:2. The submission deadline is January 6, 2017.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects
of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
  • Assessment
  • Publishing trends
  • Technology
  • User behavior
  • Public service
  • Indexing and abstracting
  • Collection Development and evaluation
  • Library Administration/management
  • Reference and library instruction
  • Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at: