Friday, April 18, 2014

CFP: DC-2014 in Austin, Texas - 8-11 October 2014 (Dublin Core - Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory)

CFP: DC-2014 in Austin, Texas - 8-11 October 2014 (Dublin Core - Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory)
8-11 October 2014, Austin, Texas, USA

Conference Website:

The deadline for submissions to the program for DC-2014 in Austin Texas has been extended by two weeks to 17 May 2014

2014 THEME: "Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory"

In addition to submission related to the conference theme, submissions are welcome on any topic addressing metadata models, technologies and applications. Submission describing innovative best practices in metadata are welcome from practitioners as well as researchers and application developers. 

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Annual Meeting & International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications brings together individuals representing initiatives working in silos from across the metadata ecosystem to share experiences and best practices and to seek innovative solutions to common problems.


--Peer-Reviewed Papers, Project Reports & Posters

    EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 17 May 2014
    Author Notification: 12 July 2014
    Final Copy: 16 August 2014

--Special & Panel Sessions, Tutorials & Workshops

    EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 17 May 2014
    Author Notification: 1 June 2014

--Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations

    EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 16 June 2014
    Author Notification: 30 June 2014


Conference Chairs:  
--William Moen, University of North Texas - william (dot) moen (at) unt (dot) edu
--Amy Rushing, University of Texas at San Antonio - amy (dot) rushing (at) utsa (dot) edu

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Call for Speakers for 5-minute Presentations - RSS Discovery Services Committee Discussion Forum (ALA Annual)

Call for Speakers for 5-minute Presentations:
WHAT: 5-minute Lightning Round Presentations at the RSS Discovery Services Committee Discussion Forum

REVISED THEME: Discussing Discovery Services: What's Working, What's Not and What's Next?

WHEN: 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29th, from 3-4 pm.

MORE INFO: The first 15-20 minutes of this one-hour forum will begin with lightening round presentations followed by a Q&A. During the second half, presenters will rotate to start discussions about the themes of their presentations with each table. We are looking for 3-4 presenters who can sum up their ideas and thoughts - the GOOD, the bad (and the ugly), and the future of discovery services or platforms in brief 5-minute presentations from any type of library setting. 

HOW TO APPLY: To submit your proposal (250 words or less), please also include the following information:
Title of presentation
Name, position or title, and email address of the presenter.
Please e-mail proposals to the Committee:; ''; ''; ''; by Monday, April 25, at 5pm PST. Those submitting proposals will be notified of their status by May 1.

Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) lightning rounds at ALA Annual

Will you be at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas this
June? Do you have a great new technology idea that you'd like to share
informally with colleagues?

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting proposals for a
round of Lightning Talks to be given at ALA.

To submit your idea please fill out this form:

The lightning rounds will be Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All
presenters will be given 5 minutes to speak.

Proposals are due May 4 at midnight.  Questions? Please contact PPC chair,
Debra Shapiro,

CFP: Access Services Conference 2014 "Unlocking the 21st Century Library" (Atlanta, Georgia November 2014)

Call for Proposals - Access Services Conference 2014, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.


On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2014, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.  This year’s event will be held at The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA from November 12-14, 2014.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Service in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest.

We invite program proposals from March 17, 2014 until 5pm, May 2, 2014.

Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions.  Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

  • Customer Service Circulation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Consortia Agreements
  • Electronic Resources and Access Services
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Reserves
  • Security
  • Space Management
  • Stacks Maintenance
  • Student Workers Management
  • Current technology for access service enhancement

Program Proposal guidelines:
Please submit an abstract, 150 words or less, with the program title and your
name.  Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those
presenters who are selected will be notified by May 19, 2014.

Please direct any questions to Catherine Jannik Downey, or

Call for speakers at ALA Annual - Cataloging Norms Interest Group

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 10:30-11:30.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.

Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators, and be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion. Topic possibilities include:      
•         Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms
•         Emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"
•         Cataloging and metadata in hybrid and digital libraries
•         Changes in catalogers' workflows
•         Quality control and benchmarking
•         How end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms
•         Metadata records and elements in different contexts
•         Impact of web norms on cataloging norms
•         Cataloging education/continuing education
•         Cataloging department collaboration with other library units
•         RDA: integration of records, training

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, May 9, 2014. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cataloging Norms Co-Chairs,

Janet Ahrberg
Associate Professor/Catalog Librarian
Oklahoma State University

Emily Flynn
Metadata & eResources Librarian

CALL FOR JURIED PROPOSALS: Library Research Seminar VI: "The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community"

CALL FOR JURIED PROPOSALS: Library Research Seminar VI: "The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community"

WHEN: October 7-9, 2014
WHERE: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign iHotel and Conference Center.

WHO: Hosted jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University Library, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association.

WHY: 21st century librarianship has witnessed new forms of cooperation between librarians and the communities they serve.  Academic libraries have adopted new roles that span the scholarly communication lifecycle and advance digital humanities, data stewardship, and eScience initiatives. Public libraries have become community focal points for programming that meets the learning needs of children and their families, encourages the creative use of new technologies, and reaches out to include new and diverse communities. Creative school librarians
also work with others to examine issues related to the common core standards, the development of programs that promote and complement curricula, and the exploration of new learning and teaching models.

WHAT: This conference will bring together academics and practitioners, including faculty and graduate students from library schools and iSchools, and academic, public and school librarians. The conference will focus on how collaboration and cross-disciplinary research can create new knowledge and chart a course for partnerships with deep and lasting impact.  The LRS VI Program Planning Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, posters and workshops.  We welcome creative contributions from individuals and groups in the following theme areas.

HOW: A lively discussion of paper, panel, poster, and workshop presentations and activities.

Example topics include, but are not limited to:
    *Cutting-edge research that crosses boundaries within and beyond the field of library and information science
    *The process and products of collaboration: lessons learned and best practices that establish librarians as full research, teaching, and learning partners in academic or community settings
    *Librarian-faculty partnerships, their impact on research, and the influence of their findings on the collaborative approach
    *Identification of knowledge gaps and research agendas
    *Intra-institutional, inter-institutional and trans-national collaborations
    *Community engagement and community informatics projects--stories of success and possible scenarios for the future
    *Examples of recruiting, training, and mentoring the next generation of librarians to be research, teaching, and learning partners in their campus and communities

Proposal Submission Guidelines & Formats
The deadline for submission of proposals is May 15, 2014. In addition to an abstract, each author or panelist must provide a separate biographical statement (maximum of 50 words).

      *Paper proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words).
      *Paper proposals should be submitted individually, and they will be grouped with others on a common theme, typically for a 90-minute session comprised of three paper presentations.  The abstract submitted should state the focus of the paper and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Presentation
time for papers should be no more than 20 minutes.

      *Poster proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words).
      *This formal graphic presentation of the topic, offers an excellent opportunity for reporting on evaluation results and gathering detailed feedback on one’s work. Posters should be no larger than 40" high and 44" wide. Graduate student submissions are encouraged.

      *Panel proposals must include title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 750 words).
      *The abstract should describe how three or more panelists will creatively present a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions between panelists and audience members. Proposals should provide a description of the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists who have agreed to participate with their qualifications and contributions to the panel.

      *Workshop proposals must include title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 750 words).
      *The abstract should outline how participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Submissions must include an example of an activity you plan to conduct. The learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to take risks, question
assumptions, and fully engage in the learning process.

Evaluation Procedures:
The Conference Planning Committee will evaluate proposals based on:
    *Relevance to the theme
    *Significance of its contribution to LIS research or practice
    *Clarity of expression
    *Status of research: Are the results in hand? When appropriate, please include the timeline for completion of research.

For more information on the Library Research Seminar VI Conference, please visit  or send your comments & questions to

CFP: Charleston Conference 2014 (November 5-8, 2014)

CFP: Charleston Conference 2014 (November 5-8, 2014)

The Charleston Conference is pleased to announce that our 2014 Call for Papers and Call for Preconferences forms are now open.  The 2014 Charleston Conference ( will be held November 5-8 in beautiful historic downtown Charleston, SC.  The 34th annual conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition will  have the theme "The Importance of Being Earnest." 

The Call for Preconferences form is online at:

The deadline to receive proposals for preconference sessions is April 30, 2014.  All preconferences will be held on Wednesday, November 5.

The Call for Papers form is online at: 

The deadline to receive session proposals is June 18, 2014.   We are looking for proposals on any topic relating to collection development and acquisitions, but especially those that tie into our theme, "The Importance of Being Earnest."  The main conference will be held from Thursday, November 6, through Saturday, November 8, and we are seeking proposals for the following sessions:

* Lively (Lunchtime) Discussions: 75 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, focused on audience interaction and discussion. Power Points are discouraged.  Bringing your own lunch is optional for attendees.
* Concurrent Sessions: 45 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, standard presentation with 5-10 minutes for Q&A..
* Innovation Sessions: 30 minute sessions on Saturday, focused on new technology, innovations, etc.
* Poster Sessions: 60 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, 6 ft. table and chairs provided. You are responsible for bringing your own poster and display board appropriate for table top display.
* Shotgun Sessions: 6 minute, 40 second PowerPoint presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. A group of topically related Shotgun Sessions will be grouped together in a single concurrent session time slot.

Please contact Leah Hinds with any questions at:  We look forward to seeing you in Charleston this November!


The Charleston Conference Team

Tom Gilson
Associate Editor, Against the Grain
Head of Reference, Emeritus
College of Charleston,
Charleston, SC

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Call for Chapter Proposals: Transforming Library Standards and Practices Through Knowledge Management Principle

Transforming Library Standards and Practices
Through Knowledge Management Principles
A book edited by Karen Medin
Knowledge Management (KM) is a multi-faceted movement, gaining momentum in the late nineties, and involving both professional service consultancies and academics.  Each arm of the movement saw management of knowledge differently.  The first saw hidden or tacit knowledge as the problem to be reigned in by technology.  People had to divulge tacit information that then would be stored in user-friendly computer systems and the problem would be solved.  The Information Age had arrived.  Knowledge truly was power.  On the other side of Knowledge Management, emerging in the 21st century, Knowledge Management was seen more as a people issue.  Technology could not manage the knowledge but only human-centered means such as Communities of Practice, Situated Learning and the like could.  Relationships, interactions within environments where processes occur must be the locus of KM.  The interest in database design with its rule-based linear models of knowledge transfer shrinks as interest in sharing, creation, acquisition, exchange, and retention of knowing between living beings take the forefront. 
Libraries, like other organizations, compete on knowledge.  As the professional library literature attests, we academic librarians are in the midst of an evolutionary and perhaps revolutionary period marked by retooling.  This is in part due to the fact that content is now produced on-line as well as in print.  Furthermore, we are no longer necessarily the collectors, maintainers, and distributers of the human record.  In many cases we are compelled to lease access and at a far greater price, especially when considering that it is ongoing.  We band together to be able to afford that price and the number of people who can (according to lease agreements and Digital Rights Management Systems) have access is limited rather than limitless both by time and space.  Libraries need new business models, new protocols for technology development, images for us as pioneers in entrepreneurship of all kinds.
On academic campuses library administrators need to take both arms of the Knowledge Management being into account as they begin to develop new standards and practices.  Industry and academe can inform us in this endeavor.  I proposed this reference book as a means to assist our community in finding out about Knowledge Management as it relates your field: Human Resource Management, Personnel Management, Business, Health Care, Education, Computer Science, Anthropology, Neuroscience, Systems, and the list goes on.  From these chapters we hope to show how KM can inspire librarians to integrate the insights and products referred to and make the best of a powerful new field now flourishing with its own journals and conferences, global firms and consultancies.  I hope that you will be part of that process by contributing to this seminal work with your contribution.
Objective of the Book/Target Audience
This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of Knowledge Management.  It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for policy makers, technology developers, and managers to adopt and implement Knowledge Management in libraries and other organizations across the world. 
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to
Knowledge Management adoption in technological or human-centered arenas as follows:
(NOTE:  This is not a HOW-TO publication)
What is the relationship of the Communities of Practice movement with the Human Resource Development emphasis on team building?  Mentorship? 
Does the Community of Practice emphasis on professionals leave out paraprofessionals in libraries? 
What are the up and down sides of Knowledge Management’s branding of the slogan “Knowledge is Power?”
Might Librarians learn anything from the systems side of Knowledge Management business models in terms of adjusting to the digital age of content access?
Submission Procedure
Researchers and Practitioners are invited to submit on or before
March 30, 2014 a 2-3-page proposal clearly explaining the nature and scope of your chapter.  You will hear back on May 15 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.  Full chapters are due by July 30, 2014.  Include with your proposal 8-12 highlighted index terms. Please use MS Word format.  References must be in APA style.  Your biography should be of 50-100 words in length.  Publication will be 150,000-180,000 words.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, publisher of the “Information Science Reference,” “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit  This book is anticipated to be released in 2015. 
Important Dates
1st Proposal Submission Deadline:  March 30, 2014
2nd Proposal Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2014
Last Call for Proposals:  May 30, 2014
Full Chapter Submission:  July 30, 2014
Review Process July 30, 2014-September 15, 2014
Review Results to Authors: September 30, 2014
Revised Chapter Submission:  October 30, 2014
Final Acceptance Notifications:  November 15, 2014
Submission of Final Chapters: November 30, 2014
Final Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call for contributions to column in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Call for contributions to column in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 26, issue 3 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you've attended a conference or program recently or plan to attend upcoming professional meetings related to electronic resources in libraries, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on programs that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, May 23, 2014. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-0548

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018

Thursday, April 10, 2014


A Virtual Event presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal
Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Since 2010, Library Journal and School Library Journal have produced an innovative full-day program tackling the challenges presented by ebooks and the digital transition’s impact on libraries, their communities, and related stakeholders. Last year’s event, “Reinventing Libraries” drew over 7,000 registrants and 3,500+ live attendees.
As planning begins for our October 2014 event, “The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center,” we’re looking for a wide variety of program proposals that relate to these areas of focus:
  • Content, Containers and Beyond
    We are looking for programs on how libraries are creating, curating, licensing, digitizing, archiving, and delivering content in today’s fast-changing digital world. Examples: streaming media; licensed vs. purchased content; the new all-digital libraries; new ebook models (PDA and beyond); the library as publisher; open access; privacy and surveillance; alt-metrics; digital repositories; the DPLA; etc.
  • Collaboration and Innovation
    We are looking for programs on how libraries are repositioning themselves as the digital nexus for their communities. Examples: digital librarianship; embedded librarianship; one to one computing; the Common Core and the digital shift/digital divide; leveraging the E-Rate; creating and sustaining innovative community partnerships (internal and external); maker-spaces; expanding the library’s community footprint; etc.
  • Leading the Learning Revolution
    We are looking for programs on how libraries are essential links in a learning continuum. Examples: tech-centric GED and early literacy/literacy education; digital literacy at all ages and stages; college readiness; distance learning; workforce development and the new economy; DIY; green issues @ the library; business incubation; gaming; coding; hacking; next-generation MOOCs; etc.
If you have a proposal for a session you’d like to see on the TDS14 program, whether it’s based on one of the above topics or something else related to the broad theme of “Libraries @ the Center,” we’d love to hear from you.

How to submit a successful proposal

We’re looking for discussions and presentations that will help our attendees get up-to-date insights on new technologies and services; understand the latest developments in the publishing industry and how they impact libraries; and/or offer practical strategies to overcome critical challenges to accomplishing their respective missions.
  • Provide a clear description of what attendees will learn. Whether your proposed session seeks to explain an emerging trend or teach a critical skill, you must provide a direct, concise description of what attendees will learn. We cannot emphasize this enough—be very clear in your proposal about what you will be presenting.
  • Focus on lessons learned, NOT the benefits of your product or service. Product pitches will be rejected. Lessons learned from building or running your product, however, can be invaluable.
  • Skip the jargon. The more buzzwords and industry jargon you use, the less we think you have something interesting to say.
  • Aim for diversity. Please review our statement on Diversity at Our Events (PDF) before submitting your proposal.

Session formats

The virtual event format has certain inherent limitations that should be kept in mind, and access to a reliable internet connection and the appropriate OS/Browser combinations are a must.
We are accepting proposals for the following formats:
  • 45-minute panel discussions – these are panel discussions (or debates) with two or more presenters and a moderator
  • 30-minute panel discussions – these can either be an interview-style discussion between two speakers, or a panel discussion/debate with two or more presenters and a moderator
  • 15-minute presentations – these are solo presentations focused on practical solutions to specific challenges (eg: case studies) or visionary ideas with practical applications
Important Dates
Proposals due: May 2, 2014
Notifications of acceptance: Early June
Registration Opens: July 7,2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

CFP: 3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium (August 2014)

3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium
Location: IU South Bend in South Bend, Indiana
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Call for Proposals

The 3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme:  Metaliteracy: Seeking Connections and Challenging Traditions.  

We seek thought-provoking proposals that examine metaliteracy, which is emerging as a relevant and interesting paradigm that is reshaping the way we think of information literacy and library instruction. As defined by Mackey and Jacobson (2011), “Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and collaboration in a digital age, providing a comprehensive framework to effectively participate in social media and online communities. It is a unified construct that supports the acquisition, production, and sharing of knowledge in collaborative online communities. Metaliteracy challenges traditional skills-based approaches to information literacy by recognizing related literacy types and incorporating emerging technologies. Standard definitions of information literacy are insufficient for the revolutionary social technologies currently prevalent online” (p. 62). Moreover, the current ongoing revision of the ACRL standards includes metaliteracy as an “important anchoring element” in the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

This year’s Colloquium invites you to investigate the implications metaliteracy has for library instruction theory and practice. Questions to consider include, but are not limited to: What do instruction librarians need to know about metaliteracy? What does metaliteracy look like, and what does it entail? How does it influence what we do in the library instruction classroom? How does this shape our learning outcomes and pedagogy? How do we assess metaliteracy? Clearly, metaliteracy is a stimulating and exciting concept that has much to offer library instruction and we hope that the Colloquium will contribute significant advances to the current conversations on this topic.

Proposal guidelines:
Proposals for 45-minute presentations or 45-minute roundtable discussions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes.  Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:
All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.

Proposal deadline: 
May 16, 2014. Proposal notifications will occur by May 30, 2014.