Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2014 Fall Seminar (The Data Storm: How to prepare, how to survive)

Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2014 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 24, 2014 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

The 2014 theme is: 
The Data Storm: How to prepare, how to survive 

According to IDC, from 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes (more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child in 2020).  From now until 2020, the digital universe will about double every two years. 

What are the implications of this data storm?  What is the best way to organize data so that it can be easily found?  What is the role of the information professional in this digital universe?  

We are looking for presentations that provide insight on best practices, practical applications, solve problems, explore these topics, provide best practicesexemplify how you utilize your expertise and skills through best practicesto ensure organizational success, and in particular how you leverage specific tools, competencies, methods, and characteristics to deliver results that go above and beyond. Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics as specifically focused on data management:
  • Data management
  • Security/privacy concerns
  • Data access policies
  • Legal requirements
  • Big data, thick data
  • Democratization of data
  • Data analytics and data visualization
  • Information professionals – what are our responsibilities in the digital age?
  • Project Management 
Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required.  If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!

Proposals should include:

· Speaker Information: name, position title, affiliation, and all contact information for all speakers
· Presentation description: a title and brief summary of proposed presentation (500 words or less)
· Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, interactive exercise, etc.

Please submit your proposal to SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by Monday, August 18, 2014. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by September 8, 2014 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.

Be sure to mark Friday, October 24th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.

Isabelle Garcia
2014 Director, SLA San Diego Chapter

CFP: LITA Midwinter 2015 Workshops (Chicago, IL January 2015)

The LITA Education Committee is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for workshops to be presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago in January. We're looking for interactive full day workshops on technology in libraries--use of, new ideas for, and trends.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 ALA Midwinter Conference; January 30-February 3, 2015, Chicago, IL

Workshops will be presented on Friday, January 30.
*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for workshops that offer a deeper dive into subjects and provide hands on experience with technology currently being used and emerging in libraries.

Workshops and Preconferences offered recently included:
Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online
Level Up Web: Modern Web Development and Management Practices for Libraries
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing
Practical Linked Data with Open Source
Web Therapy
Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5

*When are proposals due? *
August 4, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after August 4, final decisions will be made before September.

*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. If you are submitting a proposal on behalf of an IG, please let us know!

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me (abigailgoben@gmail.com) and the committee will figure it out.

Monday, July 28, 2014

LITA Call for Proposals, ALA Annual 2015

LITA Call for Proposals, ALA Annual 2015

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2015 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We're looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that's use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored - it’s all for you to propose. In 2014, we received over 60 proposals, resulting in 20 great LITA programs at the 2014 Annual Conference, all of which came from contributions like yours. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 Annual ALA Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 25 – 30, 2015

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

Some successful topics in the 2014 included: Practical Linked Data with Open Source (Full-day preconference); Technology Priorities for the New Library Reality; Building Gorgeous Responsive Websites with Twitter-Bootstrap. Some topics we are interested in are: library hackathons; data management & curation; responsive web design; homegrown technology tools, especially projects that adapt popular technologies in use outside libraries, for library use.

*When are proposals due? *
September 2, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form http://bit.ly/LiCFP15
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after September 2; final decisions will be made by October 1.

*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. Because of the limited number of programs, LITA IGs and Committees will receive preference where two equally well written programs are submitted. Presenters may be asked to combine programs or work with an IG/Committee where similar topics have been proposed.

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me (PPC chair) (dsshapiro@wisc.edu


Debra Shapiro
UW-Madison SLIS
Helen C. White Hall, Rm. 4282
600 N. Park St.
Madison WI 53706
608 262 9195
mobile 608 712 6368
FAX 608 263 4849

Call for Book Proposals: Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series, from publisher IGI-Global

Call for Book Proposals: Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series, from publisher IGI-Global

Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series, from publisher IGI-Global, is open to book  proposals from domestic and international authors, editors, and research teams from any type of academic or subject-centered libraries. With  the academic year ended and a pleasant summer, now is a good time for organizing findings from research material, experimental tests and other sources for developing a book, or beginning the groundwork for a research project leading to a book.  In either case, an experienced editor, Gerard McCabe, is waiting to assist in these efforts. Please consider this opportunity and contact him for further information.

GERARD MCCABE - mgmted@comcast.net - igi-Global publisher [formerly The Idea Group Inc.) Inviting proposals for books from authors/editors and teams for Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series http://www.igi-global.com/alis

CFP: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections (ACRL New England)

CFP: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections (ACRL New England)
November 12, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Griffin Building

- A free, one-day program: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections
- A thought-provoking program with opportunities to network and share with colleagues.

For past program information, visit: http://serig.acrlnec.org/content/programs.


We seek presentation proposals related to any aspect of e-resource management and collection development that illuminates the value of e-collections for an academic library. Examples include, but are certainly not limited to:

- Collection Assessment
- Collection Analysis
- Tools for Analysis
- Is the Big Deal a Good Deal?
- Organizational Structures for Strategic Collection Assessment
- Workflows for Successful Collection Analysis and Assessment
- Collection Analysis Best Practices Applied

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is Friday, September 12, 2014.

Key Dates:

Fri 9/12: Proposals due
Wed 9/17: Presenters notified
Fri 9/19: Presenters confirm commitment to present
Thu 9/25: Registration opens
Wed 11/5: Presentation materials due
Wed 11/12: Program day!

To submit a proposal, please complete this Google form: http://tinyurl.com/ermig
(Note: A Google account is *not* required to submit a presentation proposal)

This program is co-sponsored by ACRL New England's Electronic Resources Management and Collection Development Interest Groups. ERMIG and CDIG co-chairs coordinating this event are:

Kim Maxwell, MIT (ERMIG)

Galadriel Chilton, University of Connecticut (ERMIG)

Martha Kelehan, Tufts University (CDIG)

Susan Raidy-Klein, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (CDIG)

Focusing on Electronic Resources Management and Collection Development, ERMIG and CDIG are special interest groups (SIG) of the ACRL New England Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (http://www.acrlnec.org/).

Call for Proposals - Law Repositories 2015: Shaping the Future Conference

Law Repositories 2015: Shaping the Future Conference

On behalf of the Conference Steering Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the conference, Law Repositories 2015: Shaping the Future.

This inaugural conference will be hosted by the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA from March 30 - 31, 2015.

The conference is an opportunity for Law School Repository Administrators to gather information and communicate with other professionals about advanced topics relating to open access repositories. It will address issues such as:

*         The changing purpose of the repository as it moves from research-based collections to a wider spectrum that includes a school's history, archives, special collections, and intellectual output.

*         Dealing with multimedia: how to handle conversion, storage, preservation, display, and permissions when it comes to audio, video, and photographs.

*         How institutional policies and practices effect established repositories: what new materials are being collected, how were decisions made, who in the law school community you need to work with, and the impact on library policies and personnel.

*         The challenges of collecting non-standard born digital materials such as blogs and html-based publications.

*         Gathering and using statistics.

We invite program proposals from now until 5pm, November 7, 2014. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 60 minute segment including time for questions.

Submit your proposal here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h9DiY3J4RO0CToV1UXk_e9DkDXnhQk0QVzHdozwjm7M/viewform?usp=send_form>

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Call for proposals: Online Northwest 2015

Call for proposals:  Online Northwest 2015
Deadline:  October 17, 2014
Conference:  February 13, 2015, Corvallis OR

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2013 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 13, 2015.

The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries including:

  • Information discovery
  • Institutional repositories
  • Mobile computing
  • Electronic books and e-readers
  • Linked data and the Semantic Web
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtual research environments
  • User Experience Design
  • Web 3.0
  • Library apps
  • Technology competencies
  • Augmented reality
  • Digital publishing
Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!

For more information and examples of past presentations, see our website:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/
Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014

RUSQ Marketing column editor

RUSQ Marketing column editor

RUSQ, RUSA's peer-reviewed journal, is in search of an editor or editors to recruit authors and edit pieces (and occasionally write a column if they choose) for a new column in RUSQ focusing on marketing of library collections and reference and user services. I am looking for columns that will appeal to both public and academic librarians (I am thinking of a joint editorship with someone from each type of library). I think that this is a topic that will have broad interest for librarians of all sorts, and would be a valuable addition to the journal.

RUSQ columns generally run in each issue, so I am looking for 4 columns per year, again, this could be divided into alternating academic and public library focus. So each editor would be responsible for two column per year.

Columns in RUSQ run 2500-3500 words, and are lighter in tone and approach than a formal scholarly article. There is no need for a formal literature review, and columns can focus on a case study or be a thought piece. You can see examples of columns in the journal at http://rusa.metapress.com, and I am happy to share examples of columns I think are particularly interesting.

I would envision the column starting up with either the spring or summer issues of RUSQ, deadlines for those columns would be11/14/2014 and 2/16/2014 respectively.

If you are looking for an opportunity to help shape this new column, RUSQ, and the profession I would be interested in talking with you about your thoughts and ideas.

Barry Trott
Editor, RUSQ

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices (Cleveland, Ohio - 6-7 November 2014)

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices (Cleveland, Ohio - 6-7 November 2014)

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library welcomes proposals for panels, papers, and presentations that address pedagogical approaches for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms.  Submission topics may include (but are not limited to) instructional methodologies and strategies for: 
  • introducing undergraduate and graduate students to digital tools and methodologies for research (visualization, data mining, scholarly editing, TEI encoding, mapping, analyzing text, managing data, curating data, building digital exhibits/collections)
  • incorporating digital projects into existing course syllabi
  • advising digital dissertations, theses, or capstone projects
  • training students to work on extracurricular projects
  • collaborating with libraries and/or digital scholarship centers
  • training faculty in digital research, project management, and data curation
Please submit 250-word abstracts and technology requirements to Amanda Koziura (amanda.koziura@case.edu) by 31 July 2014. Accepted panels, papers, and presentations will be notified by 15 August 2014. All presenters will be responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

URL: http://library.case.edu/fccoll

CFP: Library Technology Reports Issue on Tablets & Mobile Devices

This is a call for proposals of case studies to be included in an issue of Library Technology Reports (published by ALA TechSource) focusing on the strategic and intentional integration of tablets and mobile devices into library services.  This issue will be edited by Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, and Carolyn Meier, and will be published in Summer 2015. 

In past publications (available here: http://tabletsinlibraries.tumblr.com/book), we have explored how libraries are integrating tablets and other mobile devices into library services, highlighting best practices and effective methods.  However, now that libraries have had a few years to experiment with these technologies, we are interested in exploring the question of how libraries strategically integrate these technologies into their services.  Case studies selected for inclusion in this report will demonstrate effective practices for intentionally integrating technologies in any areas of library services.  These practices may include, but are not limited to:  front-end or need assessments, cost-benefit analyses, user experience research, and summative and formative evaluations.  We will accept 4-6 case studies, and expect that each case study will total around 3,000 words. 

In order to submit a proposal, please send a 1-2 paragraph summary of your case study--which should include a description of your project, the methods you used to gather data about the project, and the decision that your library made based on the data--along with a current CV highlighting relevant experience and publications.  Proposals and accompanying material should be submitted by August 15, 2014 to: tabletsinlibraries@gmail.com.  We will notify authors of the editors’ decision regarding their proposal(s) by September 1, 2014. 

Ultimately, we hope that this issue of Library Technology Reports will help readers be able to
  • Think more critically about the technologies that they want to integrate into their libraries
  • Identify and use new methods for gathering and analyzing data related to integrating technologies into their libraries
  • Make sound investments in and decisions about the time and resources spent on integrating technologies into their libraries
Anticipated timeline of project:
  • August 15, 2014:  Deadline for submitting proposals for contributed chapters to editors
  • September 1, 2014:  All contributors notified of acceptance or rejection of chapter proposal
  • November 1, 2014:  Full contributions (around 3,000 words) due to editors
  • December 1, 2014:  Editors send revisions to authors
  • January 15, 2015:  Revised chapters due back to editors
  • February 1, 2015:  Authors receive final suggested revisions from editors
  • March 1, 2015:  Final manuscripts due to editors
  • March 2015:  Editors assemble manuscript and finalize entire report
  • April 1, 2015:  Editors deliver final manuscript to ALA for publication
Questions can be directed to all editors via email: tabletsinlibraries@gmail.com 

Friday, July 11, 2014

More opportunities to present at ALAO's 40th Annual Conference: Call for Posters, Tech Tables and Roundtable Discussion Topics!

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for Poster Sessions, Tech Tables and Roundtable Discussion Topics for the 40th Annual Conference, which will take place on November 13-14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH.  

The submission deadline for this final round of proposals is Aug. 1, 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to develop sessions that show thoughtful consideration of this year’s conference theme,“Engagement, advocacy and outreach: Empowering our communities,” which seeks to explore how academic libraries and librarians empower our communities in all the ways that we do. We would love to learn about your ideas, experiences, solutions, and best practices – even those that yielded results that were different than expected!

For this round of proposals, presentations may take the form of
·         Posters--graphically represent a topic with text, tables, and images and chat informally with poster session attendees about your material,
·         Roundtable Discussions--lead a small, informal group discussion to facilitate networking and information exchange about a specific issue that librarians face, or
·         Tech Tables--briefly demonstrate a technology resource being used in your library for cataloging, marketing, instruction, staff training, etc.. 

Submit your proposals to: http://bit.ly/1oi4zS6

More information about the conference theme can be found in the attached call for proposals.

Questions about this final round of proposals can be directed to:
Shelly Miller, ALAO Conference Planning Committee

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Sustainability: Michigan Journal of Sustainability

The Michigan Journal of Sustainability is seeking high-quality work for inclusion in a special edition of our online, open-access, peer-reviewed Journal focused on strategies being taken, research underway, or promising practices to help different sectors and scales of society prepare for and build resilience to climate change.  This Journal emphasizes the translation of academic sustainability research into formats that are useful and usable to practitioners and policy makers. As such, we invite abstracts that bridge the science-policy divide as it pertains to helping society adapt to existing and projected future impacts from disasters, climate variability, and long-term climate change. This special edition of our Journal is slated for release online in early 2015.
For this special edition, the Michigan Journal of Sustainability will accept timely, innovative, and informative articles translating scholarly research on efforts to prepare society and social-ecological systems more broadly, for climate change.  Due to the crosscutting nature of the climate adaptation field, we strongly encourage articles that explore multi-disciplinary collaborations and articles that attempt to bridge sectoral or disciplinary divides. 
Manuscript Submission and Review Process
Manuscripts for consideration in this special issue are due November 3, 2014, and should be submitted online at http://sustainability.umich.edu/webforms/mjs-submission. Once received, the manuscript will be reviewed by an in-field and out-of-field expert and a member of the Editorial board. Full articles will be reviewed for accuracy, quality, and relevance to the Journal’s focus. In addition, articles will be rated in three areas to determine acceptance: (1) potential for idea transfer and development across fields; (2) immediate use for practitioners and policy makers; and (3) clarity and readiness for print.
A full list of style guidelines for articles is available at: http://sustainability.umich.edu/mjs/submissions/.
Optional Abstract Submission and Review Process
Because of the Journal’s unique mission of translating interdisciplinary sustainability research to a broad audience, we highly encourage prospective authors to submit an abstract before drafting their manuscript.  The Editorial Board will review submitted abstracts for applicability to both the Journal’s mission and to the specific topic of climate adaptation (for this special issue), and provide authors with early feedback to consider as they draft their article.
The deadline for abstracts for this special issue is September 3, 2014. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words (excluding references), jargon-free, describe the focus of the article, and indicate how the work is relevant to an interdisciplinary audience of academics, practitioners, and/or policy makers.  Authors should indicate what type of article they plan to write (see below for types of articles).  Citations should be presented in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and in-text citations should appear in the author-date format [example: (Graham et al., 2014)].  Abstracts should be uploaded via: http://sustainability.umich.edu/webforms/mjs-submission.
All authors will be notified as to whether their topic is appropriate for inclusion in the Journal no later than September 12, 2014. Final decisions regarding article acceptance will be made following the submission and review of the full article manuscript, which will be due on November 3, 2014.
Fred Stoss
Frederick W. Stoss, MS (zool:ecol), MLS
Associate Librarian
Librarian for Biological Sciences, Ecology/Environmental Science and Studies, Geology, Mathematics

Science and Engineering Information Center
Oscar A. Silverman Library
Arts & Sciences Libraries
Room 228-B Capen Hall
SUNY University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260-1672

Managing Editor
Electronic Green Journal, 1st Free, Open Access Environmental Journal

Speakers Wanted: Libraries, Authors, and Publishing Online Conference

Online Conference: Libraries, Authors, and Publishing
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Deadline for proposals: Friday, July 18, 2014

Amigos is currently looking for speakers for our September 18th online conference focusing on how libraries are currently working with authors and publishing.

Libraries have long had beneficial and constructive relationships with both authors and publishers. In the past few years, however, libraries have become even more involved.

Public and academic libraries support local authors by hosting writing groups, providing writing support, enabling print-on-demand, helping authors with metadata and with ebook conversion, and becoming publishers themselves. This conference will take a look at all of these options and how they have affected specific libraries.

Is your library supporting local authors in some way? Are you reaching out to your community to help writers? Are you publishing or hosting ebooks or ejournals for your community? Have you worked through any legal issues that would be helpful to others? If you can speak on one of these topics or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal by July 18th.

Online events eliminate your travel time by allowing you to present from the comfort of your office. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; it's easy and we are happy to help you.

If you have any questions about the conference topic or presenting at an online conference, please contact Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian at peterson@amigos.org or 800-843-8482 x2891.

Christine Peterson
E-book Program Manager
Continuing Education Librarian
Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road | Dallas, TX  75244-3905

Monday, July 07, 2014

CFP: Geoscience Information Society’s (GSIS) sessions at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting (Vancouver October 2014)

CFP: Geoscience Information Society’s (GSIS) sessions at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting (Vancouver October 2014)

Please consider submitting an abstract for one of the Geoscience Information Society’s (GSIS) sessions at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting, which will be held October 19 – October 22, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This year GSIS is planning to have an oral technical session and a poster session around the theme of geoscience data. This year’s session titles are:
•T145: GSIS Oral Technical Session: “Where in the World? Access and Availability to Geoscience Data”
•T146: GSIS Poster Session: “Where's the Data? Finding and Using Geoscience Data” (Posters)

What: GSIS/GSA Annual Meeting
When: Oct. 19-22, 2014
Where: Beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Deadline: Abstracts are due Tuesday, July 29, 2014 and can be uploaded online: http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2014/ (direct link: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/top/index.epl)

Call for abstracts and posters:
Despite technological advances in data management and preservation standards, identifying and accessing geoscience data sets can be a daunting task.  One of our greatest challenges is how to respond to this new era of data‐intensive science discovery in the geosciences. This session will examine how researchers, information professionals and librarians are supporting ways to easily find and rapidly visualize and analyze and use geoscience data. Some thoughts we consider: How many people are looking for the old data; who needs data preserved? What happens with rediscovered and reused data? What impact is data management having on the geosciences? In what ways are the geosciences being transformed through new technologies and data services?  How will geoscience preservation policies transform the field? What are some of the challenges of and solutions to sharing and managing data within the geosciences? How can we better promote data-intensive scientific discovery in the geosciences.

We welcome oral papers about programs, projects, crowdsourcing initiatives, examples of interdisciplinary research, and unusual findings related to the long-term sustainability of geoscience data and information. We are particularly keen to solicit abstracts from STUDENTS, RESEARCHERS and LIBRARIANS in order to see a diverse range of topics and data sets.

If you have any questions, please contact Earth Sciences Librarian Hannah Winkler at winklerh@stanford.edu

Please post and forward as appropriate.

Hannah Winkler
Earth Sciences Librarian and Bibliographer
Branner Earth Sciences Library
Stanford University
397 Panama Mall; MC 2211
Stanford, CA 94305-6004

2015 Catholic Library Association Annual Convention (Orlando, Florida - April 7-9, 2015)

2015 Catholic Library Association Annual Convention (Orlando, Florida - April 7-9, 2015)

Catholic Library Association invites the submission of quality proposals for presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference, April 7 -9, 2015, in Orlando, FL. CLA meets in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association during Easter Week each year.

Those attending CLA are librarians serving patrons of all ages primarily in K-12, academic, theological, parish and public libraries. In addition to general topics for these groups, additional sessions focus on archives, information literacy, technical services and preservation of American Catholic materials. Teachers and administrators registered with NCEA may also attend any CLA session.  

Include a description of the topic or title of the program, name of presenter(s) with complete contact information, brief description of the proposed program, audience level and references for prior presentations, if available. Proposals should be submitted beforeJuly 25, 2014, by email or regular mail to:

ATTN: Convention Coordinator
205 W. Monroe St., Suite 314
Chicago, IL 60606-5061
Phone: 312-739-1776
Toll Free: 855-739-1776
Email: cla2@cathla.org
Website: http://www.cathla.org

Sigrid Kelsey
General Editor, Catholic Library World

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Call for Posters: Michigan Library Association Annual Conference (Grand Rapids, October 2014)

Call for Posters: Michigan Library Association Annual Conference (Grand Rapids, October 2014)
Call for Poster Sessions Deadline is August 22

Poster Sessions - Basic Information & Guidelines
Posters should 
  1. introduce unique collections or services (or)
  2. discuss a problem and the research, action, or methodology used to solve that problem (or)
  3. outline findings of research or study.
  • Displays will be exhibited October 15-16 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel near the exhibits during exhibit hours (Wednesday 11:30 am - 5:15 pm, Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm)
  • Set-up time will be 8:00 am - 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 15.
  • Submitters must be present to host their poster on Wednesday from 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm. 
  • Provided at no charge to poster exhibitor will be one tri-fold foam presentation board with dimensions of 36" height X 48" width (24" center panel and 12" side panels) along with one table (approximately 2' X 6').
  • Presenters must bring their own pins, tacks, or other material to mount their displays on the display board, or have their displays already mounted on their own poster board which they can display on the table top.
  • Displays should be visually appealing (charts, photographs, diagrams, graphics, illustrations, etc.) and clearly state the purpose of the display. Displays should also be large enough to be seen from a distance of several feet.
  • Presenters should bring any handouts or other supplementary materials and a sign-up sheet to record names and email addresses of attendees who may like additional information. An ample supply of business cards is also encouraged.
  • Neither MLA nor the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel can be responsible for materials, equipment, or personal belongings left at your exhibit. Please make sure to take adequate precautions to protect your valuables.

Submission Information for Poster Sessions
To submit your proposal to participate in the Poster Session, please complete the online form.
The information the form requires includes:
  • Presenter's name, institution and email
  • Poster session title
  • Poster session description (limit 100 words)
  • Goal
  • Target audience
  • Track affiliation 
●    Submissions accepted through Friday, August 22, 2014.
●     Notification of acceptance sent to submitters via email by Friday, August 29, 2014.