Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CFP: 7th NAG Collection Development Seminar for Academic Libraries 17th May 2017, Birmingham, UK (National Acquisitions Group)

Call for Papers: 7th NAG Collection Development Seminar for Academic Libraries 17th May 2017, Birmingham

The seminar addresses academic library Acquisitions Services. This year we would like to focus on Operational Excellence and share ways in which Acquisitions teams have made processes more efficient, reducing wasted effort or spending and better equipping themselves to support their institutions.
Building on the success of the 2016 seminar, we also intend to run a breakout session to allow delegates to discuss issues further and for NAG to report on current and best practice. More specific ideas for this are also welcome.
As well as a programme of presentations and the breakout session, our seminar offers you the opportunity to network, exchange real life experience with Library colleagues and suppliers. We will once again be using the interactive app Glisser to enable real time slide sharing, polls and questions.
Please note:
  • Call for papers closes:  Sunday 6th November 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: by Friday 9th December 2016

We require a 300-500 word abstract, which should be submitted to National Acquisitions Group onnag.office@nag.org.uk
Sponsorship options will be available; please contact us if you would like to receive information about these soon.

Monday, September 26, 2016

CFP: Code4Lib Journal, issue 35

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 35th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 35th issue, which is scheduled for publication in late January 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, October 28, 2016.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and   hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 34 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 35th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, October 28, 2016.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

CFP: 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: San Diego, California (April 12-15, 2017)

Call for Papers: 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: San Diego, California (April 12-15, 2017)--Submission Deadline 10/1/16

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 12-15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:
- Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
- Biography and film
- Biography and criminal justice
- Television programs about biography
- Biography and urban legends
- Biography and folklore
- Biography and literature
- Scholarly Biography
- Controversial Biography
- Psychoanalysis and Biography
- Historical Biography
- Political Biography
- Autobiography

Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2017 Event Management database at 

The deadline is October 1, 2016.

Thank you for your interest!

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154

CFP: Internet@Schools at Computers in Libraries 2017 (Arlington, Virginia March 2017)

Call for Speakers Now Open
Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016
The Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries 2017 is a 2-day track created especially for library media and technology specialists and other educators who are using the internet and technology in K–12 schools. Sponsored byInternet@Schools magazine, the track covers technology, tools, trends, and practical topics, and takes place during the first two days of Computers in Libraries in Arlington, Va. That’s March 28 and 29, 2017.
You Are Invited… 
If you are running an innovative program through your school library or media/technology center that is helping your students learn or your colleagues teach, or if you are willing to share your practical tips, tools, or techniques about using technology and the internet in schools, we want you! Please volunteer to speak at the Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries.
NOTE: If you have already submitted a K–12-oriented proposal in response to the Computers in Libraries 2017 call for speakers, chances are good that track organizers Carolyn Foote and I already have it! But check with us to be sure. If you haven't submitted, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!!
If your proposal is chosen to be presented in our track at Computers in Libraries 2017, you will receive complimentary registration for the full conference. So think over your latest success stories or technology ventures, click HERE and submit your proposal today.
Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you. The deadline for proposals is October 10, so think quickly and send in your ideas! And tell your professional colleagues friends, too!
Internet@Schools Track Organizers 
David Hoffman
Editor, Internet@Schools magazine
Carolyn FooteLibrarian, Westlake High School Austin, Texas

CFP: The International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL) - Open Access Journal

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL) is an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of libraries and librarianship including but not limited to major development of Chinese librarianship throughout the world. It is published by Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA), an affiliation of the American Library Association.

IJOL invites original papers or reviews of books, journal articles or conference papers that contribute to the study and research in the Library and Information Science. All articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• International librarianship
• Library systems and Discovery Service
• Digital library and institutional repository
• Data visualization
• Linked data and semantic web
• Public service
• Collection development
• Information literacy
• Acquisitions
• Technical services
• Library consortia or vendor relations
• Reports from the field that describe the implementation and assessment of innovative practices in libraries of all types, and report distinguished Chinese librarian who contributes greatly to the profession
• Review of literature in all aspects of Library and Information Science field

The topics above are some of the proposals that you would like to propose, but we accept papers on all aspects in Library and Information science.

Articles are commonly 3000-5000 words in length, in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Shorter or longer articles may be accepted if deemed to be in high quality.

Submission deadline:

Papers submitted by October 15, 2016 will be considered for the publication in the first issue (December 2016). Late submissions will be considered for the following issues.

How to submit your manuscripts:

IJOL uses Open Journal System by Public Knowledge Project. Simply visit http://ojs.calaijol.org/index.php/ijol/about/submissions to login and submit your manuscripts online. Please read the Author Guidelines before submission. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the Webmaster at qzou@lakeheadu.ca.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Grace Liu, the Editor at gliu@uwindsor.ca.

Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP: Advances in Library Administration and Organization Volume on Project Management in the Library Workplace

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Project Management in the Library Workplace
Publication due 2017
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Alice Daugherty, Louisiana State University Libraries

Many works have been published on ‘how to do project management’ in librarianship, but there are gaps in coverage of the deeper issues and surrounding processes. For example, what methods have been successfully used, in the library workplace, for assessing efficacy of project management?  What are the future trends and implications for library administration and management as formal project management schema become more commonplace in library work? How do these formal schemas demonstrably affect and improve library workplaces? For this forthcoming volume we welcome submissions that consider how project management affects library administration and that address the role of project management in the library workplace.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
·         Assessments of project management approaches
·         History of project management in library administration and future trends
·         Integration of project management processes and procedures within libraries
·         Efficacy of project management tools for library workplaces and projects
·         Project-related problem solving
·         Project participants and teambuilding
·         Project leadership in libraries
·         Project management education for library workers

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2017. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2017 volume on project management in the library workplace.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Alice Daugherty at adaugher@lsu.edu by November 15, 2016.

Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline for proposals: November 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  December 15, 2016
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2017
  • Comments returned to authors:  April 1, 2017
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  May 1, 2017

CFP: 2017 Reference Research Forum (RUSA at ALA Annual - Chicago)

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 23rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and
students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research
projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website:

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion.  Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for selection:

1.      Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
2.      Quality: Research design and methodologies
3.      Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published
research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
Proposals are due by December 28th, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 6th, 2017. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

1.      Title of the project
2.      Explicit statement of the research problem
3.      Description of the research design and methodologies
4.      Findings or results if available
5.      Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential
impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items
in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format
described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2016-2017 committee
David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Cindy Levine (crlevine@ncsu.edu)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Call for eResources Reviews - Music Reference Services Quarterly

Discovered an awesome new online service? Experimented with a digital tool? Want to get your feet wet in the world of scholarly publishing?

The Music Reference Services Quarterly eResources Column provides a forum for librarians to publish their experiences with digital technology related to music and the humanities in their work in the library and classroom. Share with the music library community about a new web resource, an online tool, a mobile app, a technology project, or a novel way to use an existing product or service!

Please contact me at the email address below if you are interested. I will send you reviewer guidelines and submission dates for upcoming issues. Feel free to bring your ideas to the table, or simply ask me for suggestions (more below). I am more than happy to guide you through the publication process upon request. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Kimmy Szeto
MRSQ - Electronic Resources Reviews Editor

Sample Review Topics

Digital Projects and Tools

CFP: LibTech Conference 2017 (St. Paul, MN - March 2017)

Call for Proposals - Deadline Extended!                       
LibTech Conference 2017                       
March 15-16, 2017                   
Macalester College                       
St. Paul, MN

Do you have a technology-related library project, experiment, or innovation you’d like to share? We invite you to submit a session proposal for the 2017 Library Technology Conference. The conference features presentations, workshops, and lightning round sessions and is attended by library staff, library students, educators, technologists, designers, and others interested in libraries and technology.  

Projects could already be implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as "out of the box" solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to keep up with evolving technologies are all welcome topics.

Please review our Planning Your Proposal resources for help in creating a successful proposal. Submissions are due September 30, 2016.

Questions? Contact us at libtechconference@macalester.edu.

CFP: International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2016) December, 2016 New Delhi, India

We invite you to participate in International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2016) going to be held from 13 to 16 December, 2016 at India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The theme of the conference is “Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will Change the World”.

Highlights of ICDL 2016....< http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl/>

1. Meet leading digital strategist and evangelist of the world who had mesmerized the world with their thought provoking address, skills. Some of them are coming for the first time to India.
2. Attend special events which are on contemporary areas. Otherwise gets lost in the day long conference session.
3. Special tutorials on subjects which utmost importance in today's context.
4. If you write and share your thoughts in a good quality paper. Three best prizes are offered.
5. Workshops on specialized subjects which deals with unique areas like Innovation and KM, Social media, Big data.
6. An international level exposition of publishers and IT service providers.

Dignitaries from across the globe are participating in this conference such as Ms Donna Scheeder, IFLA President, Library of Congress from US, Mr Gautam Shroff, Vice President and Chief Scientist TCS, India; Mr Akira Maeda, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Mr Jean-Marc Comment, Swiss Federal Archives, Switzerland; Mr Michael Seadle, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany; Mr Leslie Chan University of Toronto , Canada; Mr Alejandro Bia, Miguel Hernández University, Spain; Ricardo da Silva Torres, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil; Ms Mangala Krishnamurthy, University of Alabama, USA; Mr
Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Belgium and many more..

Kindly attend and contribute your valuable paper to become the part of this mega event. Please hurry up to avail early bird registration fee discount. Participants who wants to avail the early bird registration discount (i.e. 15%) has to register on or before 30 October, 2016.

For more details visit website < http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl/>

For further Information Contact:

ICDL 2016 Secretariat
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
India Habitat Centre Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: +91 11 24682100 or 41504900
Fax: 24682144 Email: ICDL2016@teri.res.invijayvsp@teri.res.in
I thank you and look forward to your participation in ICDL 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CFP: CARLDIG-S 2016 Fall Program: “Telling Our Stories with Assessment: From Nuance to Hard Data” (Los Angeles, California - December 2016)


CARLDIG-South is hosting its annual fall program at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library Friday, December 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Titled “Telling Our Stories with Assessment: From Nuance to Hard Data,” this program will offer an opportunity for reference librarians to highlight and share their innovative engagement with assessing reference services at their libraries, whether through formal quantitative assessment, or an alternative approach to telling the library’s story. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 23, 2016.

Assessment of reference services is an essential part of demonstrating value and ensuring the needs of our library users are being met. How is your library assessing reference services? How are you taking what you have learned through assessment and communicating it with your stakeholders or the profession at large? Has your assessment work impacted or facilitated meaningful change? Tell us about it!

While these are some of the questions we have been asking, we know you have been hard at work on assessment projects that tackle this topic from unique angles we have not thought of, and we would love to hear from you!

Some Suggested Topics to Get You Thinking:

  *   Applications/case studies for innovative qualitative assessment models
  *   Applications/case studies for innovative quantitative assessment models
  *   Assessing the “je ne sais quoi” of reference: customer service, reference interviews, etc.
  *   Alternative forms of assessment, such as collaboration with faculty
  *   Interactive assessments to support formative assessment practices

You are by no means limited to these suggestions!

The selection committee invites proposals for the following formats relevant to the theme of reference assessment:

  1.  Feature Presentation (20 minutes plus five minutes for questions)
  2.  Poster Session (30 minutes)

Feature presenters will also have the option to participate in a moderated panel discussion, and will have access to an Internet-equipped computer and a projector.

Brief Guidelines for Proposals:

  *   Please submit your proposal online HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10E-odaeadCeM-h6rmzsD7pRXZyRDj6z3zj7QkCsHeng/viewform?edit_requested=true
  *   Proposals should be no longer than 500 words
  *   Deadline to submit is September 23, 2016
  *   Accepted presentations will be confirmed by October 3, 2016

For more information, please visit CARLDIG-S website at: http://www.carl-acrl.org/ig/carldigs or contact 2016 CARLDIG-S chair, Madelynn Dickerson at madelynn_dickerson@cuc.claremont.edu

CFP: Journal of Archival Organization (JAO)

Journal of Archival Organization
Routledge is pleased to announce that Katherine M. Wisser, of Simmons College, has taken the position of Editor-in-Chief of the  Journal of Archival Organization and is currently seeking manuscript submissions for the journal.

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials. Articles on processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging of archival and manuscript collections in accordance with MARC, AACR2, and other rules, standards, and cataloging conventions are only part of what you'll find in this refereed/peer-reviewed publication.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Management and staffing issues relating to archival organizational functions; specifically, arrangement and description of historical records collections
  • Innovative approaches to methods of intellectual and physical access
  • Retrieval of historical records in information systems
  • Reviews of projects and procedures, standards, and issues in organizing archival collections for storage and onsite use and availability through the Internet
  • Innovations in Reading Rooms or reference practices that interact with the tools created through arrangement and description

How to submit:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Katherine M. Wisser at: wisser@simmons.edu

For more information about the Journal of Archival Organization, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal's webpage: www.tandfonline.com/WJAO

Editorial information

Editor-in-Chief: Katherine M. Wisser, Simmons College (wisser@simmons.edu)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Call for Lightning Round Presentations: ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group (LMaO) Greater NYC: Putting the Fun In Marketing Your Library (October 2016 NYC)

Call for Lightning Round Presentations:  ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group (LMaO)  Greater NYC

Putting the Fun In Marketing Your Library

The ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group (Greater NYC) is inviting proposals for Lightning Round Presentations for our Fall 2016 meeting!

We're looking for librarians who would like to share their marketing initiatives that have been fun and exciting.   Did you coordinate a successful event that made your students smile? We are looking for examples of marketing ideas that you used in your library that involved something fun.  Lightning round presentations should be short (7-10 minutes) and should provide a brief snapshot of a marketing campaign.

When: Friday October 21, 2016, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Berkeley College, Manhattan Campus, 3 East 43rd Street, 6th floor, room 603, New York, NY (2 minute walk from Grand Central Terminal)

Submit a lightning round presentation by Oct 16, 2016http://tinyurl.com/acrl-lmao-nyc-fall2016

About the ACRL National LMaO Interest Group:
Launched at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, this interest group encourages regional meet ups around the U.S. as a central initiative. The ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group has been created for Academic Librarians interested in Marketing and Outreach. This group is open to all. For more information, please see our Facebook presence at https://www.facebook.com/groups/acrl.lmao

Refreshments will be served!!

Our meeting is open to all!

Please bring photo I.D.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mark Aaron Polger, Co-Chair
First Year Experience Librarian
College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Robin O'Hanlon, Co-Chair
Public Services Manager
The Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Maria Deptula, Co-Chair
Library Director, Berkeley College (Paramus Campus)