Friday, July 22, 2016

CFP: 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (Atlanta, Georgia - August 2017)

Call for Program/Workshop Proposals - 10th National Conference of African American Librarians

Conference: Culture Keepers X: "Beyond Library Walls: Innovative Ways to Engage Our Communities"
Grand Hyatt (Buckhead)
Atlanta, Georgia
August 9-13, 2017

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) extends an invitation to all library staff, MLIS students, and vendors to submit proposals to present at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) in Atlanta, Georgia. Proposal topics include but are not limited to children and youth services, cultural heritage, health and wellness, leadership and management, innovation, creativity and technology.

NCAAL holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to African American professionals. The multi¬-day event offers educational programs that discuss varying issues and best practices, along with social events that include author luncheons, receptions, a bustling exhibits area featuring the latest in products and services, and networking opportunities.

The submission deadline is September 30, 2016. For more information, please visit:  

Send questions about the conference to the Program Committee Chair, Val Bell at

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Call for Chapters: Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Developing New Ways to Recognize Learning in Libraries

Call for Chapter Proposals!
Title: Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Developing New Ways to Recognize Learning in Libraries
Proposal Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2016
First Draft Due: Six week after proposal is accepted
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The editor of the forthcoming book, Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Developing New Ways to Recognize Learning in Libraries, welcomes chapter proposals. 
This book will not only provide readers with the foundational knowledge to understand what digital badges and micro-credentials are, but it will also highlight specific digital badges and micro-credential programs used in a range of libraries in a case study format.  The combination of the foundational knowledge and practical applications will allow libraries to quickly understand how to develop and begin issuing their own digital badges and micro-credentials.
Proposed Chapters:
Each chapter in this forthcoming title will provide librarians and staff with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to implement a digital badge//micro-credential program at their library.  Each chapter will range from 5,000 – 7,500 words.
Part I: Digital Badges in Libraries
Chapter 1: What are Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials? (Assigned)
Chapter 2: Technical Requirements for Offering and Issuing Digital Badges
Chapter 3: Digital Badge Design Principles
Chapter 4: Digital Badges Issues Process and Technology
Chapter 5: Assessment and Learning Analytics
Part II: Library Implementation Case Studies
Chapter 6: Public Library Case Study: Digital Badges and Reading Programs
Chapter 7: Academic Library Case Study: Digital Badges and Library Instructional Programs (Assigned)
Chapter 8: Profession Development Case Study: Digital Badges for Professional Development
Part III: Moving Forward
Chapter 9: The Future of Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges in Libraries
Chapter 10: Resources for Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials (Assigned)
Submission Process
Authors interested in contributing to this work should review the suggested chapter titles above.  Interested authors should send a chapter proposal on or before Sunday, July 31, 2016.  First drafts of chapters will be due six weeks from when proposals are accepted.
Your proposal should include:
1.    A proposed chapter title
2.    An abstract of 150 – 300 words including how you plan to approach the topic.
3.    Your name, professional title, and contact information.
4.    A brief (150 words) statement about your experience working with digital badges and/or micro-credentials.

Please send any questions or submissions to with the subject line: Digital Badges Book.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CFP: Special journal issue on altmetrics - Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)

Digital Library Perspectives (DLP) is looking for articles for a special issue on the use and incorporation of altmetrics in libraries and within academia. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. DLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

Inquiries can be sent directly to the editor's email listed below (please do not reply to the list). Please send a title and short proposal, along with contact information, to the editor no later than August 15, 2016. Accepted proposals will be due by January 2, 2017, and can be submitted directly to the Emerald ScholarOne system at

If you have any questions, please contact the editor directly. Thanks. Brad

Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, Digital Library Perspectives
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)

Journal history

Previously published as OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives

Aims & Scope

Digital Library Perspectives (DLP) is a peer-reviewed journal concerned with digital content collections. It publishes research related to the curation and web-based delivery of digital objects collected for the advancement of scholarship, teaching and learning. And which advance the digital information environment as it relates to global knowledge, communication and world memory.

The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends, initiatives, and developments. Including those in digital libraries and digital repositories, along with their standards and technologies.

The editor invites contributions on the following, as well as other related topics:
· Digitization
· Data as information
· Archives and manuscripts
· Digital preservation and digital archiving
· Digital cultural memory initiatives
· Usability studies
· K-12 and higher education uses of digital collections

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Call for Reviewers: ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews (October 2016 Issue)

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!
ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the October 2016 issue. To volunteer, choose a resource from the list below and complete our review form ( by Monday, August 1, 2016.
Initial draft submissions are due Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews ( is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines ( and direct comments and questions about the reviews to

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

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

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: “The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The American people have made a huge investment in public radio and television over many decades, calculated at more than $10 billion. The American Archive will ensure that this rich source for American political, social, and cultural history and creativity will be saved and made available once again to future generations.”

Heilbrunn Timeline - New Edition: "The Timeline is rethought with a new navigation and interface, updated images, and restructured editorial content. Still relational in nature, it allows a reader to find exactly what he or she needs while also encouraging total immersion through a seamless browsing experience. The new Timeline is fully optimized to be responsive on desktop and mobile devices, enabling easy access anywhere.”
** Reviewer should be familiar with earlier version of the Timeline in order to evaluate the new edition 

Interactive Architecture Lab: "The Interactive Architecture Lab is a multi-disciplinary studio interested in the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants. We design, build and experiment with Responsive Environments, Robotics and Kinetic Structures, Multi-Sensory Interfaces, Wearable Computing and Prosthetics, the Internet of Things, Performance and Choreography.”

M2M - fashion video channel app: "Made to Measure (M2M) is a new fashion video network that explores the culture of fashion through films, original programming, exclusive videos with top models, and runway shows from the world’s finest designers. “
** Reviewer will need to download the app in order to review this resource

The Next Rembrandt: "We examined the entire collection of Rembrandt’s work, studying the contents of his paintings pixel by pixel. To get this data, we analyzed a broad range of materials like high resolution 3D scans and digital files, which were upscaled by deep learning algorithms to maximize resolution and quality. This extensive database was then used as the foundation for creating The Next Rembrandt." 

OldNYC App: "OldNYC is the best way to explore more than 100 years of historical photos of New York City. Discover what was there at thousands of locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.”
** Reviewer will need to download the app in order to review this resource

Parlour:  “A site for active exchange and discussion. Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture."

Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Alexis Belis: "In this new publication, curator Alexis Belis explores the rich and diverse mosaics in the Getty Museum’s collection, which span from the second century AD through the sixth century AD and draw on a number of sources for imagery, such as mythology, nature, and daily life. These gorgeous objects—some of the finest in the world—are depicted in exquisite reproductions paired with trenchant art historical analysis"

CFP: 2016 FACRL Annual Program: Prove It! Demonstrating Effectiveness with Data (Florida - October 2016)

Call for Proposals for the 2016 Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) Annual Program:  Prove It! Demonstrating Effectiveness with Data

In a time of increasing accountability, academic libraries must demonstrate their effectiveness with hard data. How do you demonstrate your library’s impact on departmental or institutional goals, particularly those that pertain to student success or retention? After identifying impactful goals, what benchmarks has your library or institution identified to illustrate effectiveness? How are you collecting meaningful data? How do you convey the resulting data and its implications to your stakeholders?

FACRL is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2016 FACRL Annual Program to explore the need to identify, collect, and disseminate impactful data in today’s academic library environment. 

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with time provided for questions. The annual program will be held on Friday, October 28 at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL.

Proposals are due by August 5, 2016. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before August 26, 2016. Inquires may be sent to the FACRL President, Christina Will at or (386) 312-4152. All presenters must register and pay for conference attendance.

Please visit to submit your proposal.

Christina Will, PhD
President, FACRL
Dean of Library Services
St. Johns River State College
Palatka  ▪  Orange Park  ▪  St. Augustine

Monday, July 18, 2016

Reminder CFP (book chapters): Performing Arts Programming in Libraries

Deadline Reminder: August 15, 2016

If you have coordinated, welcomed, or participated in performing arts programming in a library, consider proposing a chapter for Performing Arts Programming in Libraries, an edited collection that will demonstrate why and how libraries of all kinds are bringing the performing arts—such as music, theatre, dance, and performance art—into their spaces. Each chapter will focus on one or more programs, describing their practicalities and goals, as well as any outcomes or assessments. Librarians, performers, teachers, professors, and community arts coordinators are especially encouraged to submit a proposal.

Successful proposals will clearly state one or more of the following:
· The reasons for programming the performing arts in a library
· The logistics and practicalities of developing, marketing, and hosting this kind of programming
· The goals, learning outcomes, or purpose of the programming, including community outreach, curricular support, student or civic engagement, increasing access to the arts, etc.
· The benefits to library patrons and performers/artists
· Potential ways to adapt a program to another library

Proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and include (1) the name(s), institution(s), and title(s) of the author(s); (2) the title of the proposed chapter; (3) a description of the program(s), including the performing arts discipline(s); and (4) information about any qualitative or quantitative assessments of the program(s).

Send proposals as Word attachments to the editor, Angela Pratesi ( The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016. Initial chapter drafts will be expected by December 2, 2016.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CFP: World Libraries (Open Access Journal)

World Libraries -- a peer-reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois -- invites submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience.

If libraries, museums and archives are windows to the world, it follows that those working in them must also be internationally engaged, sharing ideas across borders, profiting from the successes and discoveries of farflung colleagues, and strengthening alliances built upon shared philosophies.

World Libraries is a cooperative, collaborative project devoted to the free and unfettered sharing of knowledge. Working from the premise that librarianship has always had and should always have an international scope -- and that we ignore ideas and neglect allies at our own peril -- we invite LIS professionals and fellow travelers to engage in an ongoing conversation.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  *   Library and information trends, including the maker movement, sharing economy, gamification, resilience, connected learning, haptic technology, linked data and elder services
  *   Disaster preparation and recovery, including crisis informatics
  *   Preservation and conservation, including the impact of global climate change
  *   Scholarly communication, including libraries as publishers and information creators
  *   International dialogue on LIS topics, including organizations such as IFLA and the International Librarians Network
  *   The impact of library and information services on political discourse and activity, socio-economic trends, and quality of life
  *   Marketing and advocacy, including case studies of approaches and campaigns
  *   Library design and innovative use
  *   The for-profit library sector and economic globalization
  *   Comparative librarianship, including postcolonial studies
  *   Information services and minority groups, including immigrant communities, indigenous people and LGBTQ+ people
  *   Literacy, including information and artifactual literacy
  *   Demonstrating the value of library and information services
  *   Access to information and intellectual freedom
  *   The future of library and information services
  *   Leaders or influential figures in the library and information sector
  *   And library and information topics in any country or region, particularly emerging countries and regions
Submissions may take the form of research papers, interviews, reportage and correspondence, opinion pieces, talks and lectures, roundtables, multimedia storytelling, and product and media reviews (including books, audio-visual works and electronic resources). Other types of submissions are welcome and will be given due consideration by our editorial team. Accepted research papers are evaluated by at least two peer reviewers.

World Libraries is published in English, but non-English content is welcome and translation assistance may be available.

Authors whose works are published in World Libraries are given the option of retaining the rights to their works. They may retain copyright or select a Creative Commons license that best suits their needs. More information will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.

For more information, please visit

Questions? Please contact World Libraries editor Scott Shoger at<>

More about World Libraries

World Libraries is a project of the faculty, staff and students of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science; an advisory board of library and information professionals from around the world; and an ever-changing cast of contributors and readers. It was established in 1990 under the title Third World Libraries.

Past contributors and editors include Marta Terry González, Loriene Roy, Ken Haycock, Sara Paretsky, Roderick Cave, D. J. Foskett, Norman Horrocks, Carlos Victor Penna, Josefa Emilia Sabor, Peter Havard-Williams, Herbert S. White, Jeanne Drewes, Lars-Anders Baer, Peggy Sullivan, Robert P. Doyle, Michael E. D. Koenig and John W. Berry.

Themed issues have focused on indigenous library services, Latin American librarianship, the Center for Research Libraries and information services in Cuba, Nigeria and Poland. The entire run of the journal is available at

Library 2.016 : Libraries of the Future (online conference - October 6, 2016)

We're excited to announce the third of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Libraries of the Future," October 6th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone).
As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?
Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future – at the intersection of information, education, technology, and community – and this dialogue will help bring our best thinking together with the exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners. Sponsored with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries
This is a free event, being held online. Please register HERE to attend live or to receive the recording links.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.
Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals is now open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit.
The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Verify that you are using a compatible version of Java (Complete Steps 1 and 2). Additional information will be sent with the final conference information after registration.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CFP: The Collective (March 2-3, 2017- Knoxville, Tennessee)

The Collective
March 2-3, 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee

Tired of spending a fortune on conferences? Bored with keynotes and too much “sage on a stage” presentations? Yearning to meet librarians eager to innovate?

Join the movement for affordable and useful professional development for librarians at The Collective 2017! Our Call for Proposals is open for submissions, voting, and comments until August 25th.

All sessions at The Collective are interactive with tangible skills and takeaways because we think professional gatherings should be fun, affordable, and useful. 

Find out more about how to learn, create, and collaborate with us here:

About the Collective

Founded in 2015, the goals of The Collective are learning, networking, and kickstarting new ideas among next-generation librarians and library stakeholders where the participants determine the content.

How is The Collective different?

—First, we aim to dissolve the divide between “presenters” and “attendees” by making everyone active participants at The Collective and by having everyone, even conference organizers, pay an equally low registration fee. 

—This is an interactive gathering with emphases on skill-building, tangible takeaways, and networking. No “CV filler” or  “sage on a stage” presentations here!

—While we love our Deans and administrators, there are plenty of conferences where they get to shine. This is a gathering aimed at practitioners, those working on the front line.

—Every penny we receive through registrations goes right back to attendees to cover partial costs of the opening night dinner and complimentary breakfasts and coffee/snack breaks served both days. We have worked hard to ensure that conference costs are subsidized for all attendees through our corporate sponsorships, making ours an uncharacteristically low-cost professional gathering. We've also designed the event (i.e. registration, hotel, etc.) so that those within driving distance of Knoxville should be able to cover all associated costs of attendance for under $500.

—There is no vendor “expo” area at The Collective. We aim to create an event climate where vendors are treated as colleagues who can learn and collaborate with us to better serve our users. We think developing relationships is far more effective than hard sales and we believe sessions should contain content, not sales pitches.  

—Our event is put on by volunteers who give their time in service to the profession. We have no paid or dedicated staff.

What takes place at The Collective?

The gathering consists of two full days.

The program schedule and content is set by YOU, the participants. Learn more about our unique program planning here.

Morning kickoff sessions consist of interactive plenaries and panels, followed by more takeaway-driven afternoon sessions and lightning talks.

Extended lunchtimes offer an opportunity for discussion of special topics among shared interest groups or informal gatherings in our "unconference" spaces--the IdeaLibrary and Tinker Lab.  Aside from a longer afternoon "wrap-up" plenary discussion on the second day, evenings are reserved for informal networking and exploration of the Knoxville arts and culture scene. 

Our opening night reception is a festive, themed dinner with live music in downtown Knoxville and we also plan an optional library-themed pub crawl or other social event for the closing night!