Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Call for Collaboration: Co-create The Connection 2021

From the innovative team that created The Collective comes a vibrant reimagining of virtual professional development, The Connection 2021! 

If you have ever been bored with traditional online learning or virtual conferences, we invite you to collaborate with us on a fresher, more energizing alternative with rockin’ live plenary sessions, fabulous social events, and asynchronous content from library workers like you! 

The Connection seeks innovative and diverse contributions from all types of library workers and stakeholders from podcasts to dork shorts, from crowd-sourced projects to playlists. We’ll consider just about anything that makes the library world more amazing in our two round, peer review process. We have some creative formats and provocations to get you started but your imagination is the only limitation!

Find out more on our website and submit your ideas now through September 7, 2020!

UKSG 2021 Call for Presentations (April 2021)

Clearly much has changed in the world since we sent out the call for papers last year, imagining a great meeting in Brighton in March.  We are looking ahead now, unsure of what the world will look like in April 2021, but we are determined to bring you our Annual Conference, in whatever format it will take!

The conference attracts delegates from across the global knowledge community, including librarians, publishers and intermediaries.  It provides a much-respected forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals.

Suggestions are invited for topics for plenary sessions, breakout sessions and lightning talks. In all cases, we welcome suggestions of speakers alongside topic ideas. You can see some of this year’s presentations online at: https://bit.ly/3bhthid or see the whole programme here to get an idea of topics/level etc.

Please submit your suggestions via the UKSG website: https://bit.ly/30o9UBT

To have a truly engaging conference, UKSG believes we need to hear from people with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds - and we particularly want to encourage and include those from under-represented communities to speak and take part. As well as supporting all plenary speakers and lead breakout speakers with a free place and expenses (if the conference goes ahead as an in-person event), we are looking at expanding our list of sponsored places to support early career and target those from under-represented communities to attend.  If you have something interesting to say but do not feel you are ready to present a plenary or break-out session we can provide mentors to help you prepare, or please consider presenting a shorter lightning talk.

The deadline for suggestions is Friday 18th September. We will aim to contact you by the end of September to let you know if your idea has been taken up.  If you need any assistance with any aspect of your submission, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I would be grateful if you would share this email far and wide to your own networks – many thanks in advance!

Bev Acreman
Executive Director
UKSG

bev@uksg.org
www.uksg.org

Monday, August 03, 2020

CFP: Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) Annual Meeting - Online (October 16, 2020)

PTPL Annual Meeting - Call for Proposals


Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) is seeking presentation proposals for our Annual Meeting, which will be held online on October 16, 2020

The focus of our meeting this year will be a conversation on ethics in technical services. We encourage submissions that examine the topic through the technical services lens. Potential topics include but are not limited to: 
  • Subject heading use and the implementation of local subject headings
  • Ethical considerations relating to authority record creation
  • Patron privacy concerns
  • Library-vendor relationships
  • Establishing ethical collection development policies
  • Unconscious biases in preservation decisions
  • Legal ramifications of technical services work

Please include the following information in your proposal:
  • Name, job title, institution, and contact information of presenter(s)
  • Title of presentation
  • Abstract (approx. 150 words)
  • Estimated presentation length

Please send your proposals to Kim Edwards (kedwar13@gmu.edu) by September 1st. Presenters will be notified of their selection status on or before September 21st.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Reviewers Needed for Journal of Academic Librarianship

Reviewers Needed for Journal of Academic Librarianship

I am looking for new reviewers for JAL. There have been quite a few retirements and we are seeing an increase in article submissions. I could use reviewers in all areas, but especially in collections, open access, technology, and management issues. Please send a brief email to express interest, letting me know about your credentials and experience.

Thank you for your consideration, and please feel free to share this with colleagues.

Beth Blakesley
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Academic Librarianship
Associate Dean of Libraries
Washington State University – Pullman
beth.blakesley@wsu.edu

Friday, July 24, 2020

CFP: Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures - ALA 2021 Annual Conference

Submit an ALA 2021 Annual Conference program proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on September 1, 2020.

 

Proposals are due September 30, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal.

 

Submit your idea using this proposal form.

 

Core welcomes topics of interest to a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including…

 

1. Access and Equity

  • Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy
  • Preservation Week
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas

2. Assessment

  • Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services
  • Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures

3. Leadership and Management

  • Developing leaders at every level
  • Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures
  • Leadership for talent management and human resources

4. Metadata and Collections

  • Best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery
  • Best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of collections
  • Standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources
  • Preservation of both print, media, and digital resources

5. Operations and Buildings

  • Changing trends in organizational structures, services, staff operations, and facilities
  • Best practices for inclusive practices and design

6. Technology

  • Best practices for inclusive practices and design
  • Emerging technologies and actionable plans for library services
  • Bridging the technology related needs across all types of libraries and operational areas

Submission Process

  • To propose an event, please submit an online proposal using the ALA Program Proposal Submission Site.
  • Log into the ALA system or create a new user account to begin your online proposal.
    • When completing the proposal, be sure to select the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures to have your proposal reviewed by Core.
  • A program is a one-hour educational sessions held at the ALA Annual Conference. A program is audio recorded.
  • Anyone can submit a proposal regardless of membership status.
  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Proposals will be reviewed by the Core Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted in October.
  • Final decisions will be announced by early December 2020.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

 

For all inquiries regarding content submission for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference, please visit the Submission Site.

 

For further information, including updates, you can also visit the 2021 ALA Annual Conference websiteTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

 

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal for Core, please contact Tom Ferren, Future Core Program Officer for Professional Development, at tferren@ala.org.

 

Registration for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition opens at 12 p.m. CT on Friday, January 15, 2021.

 

Call for Reference Book Reviewers - Reference & User Services Quarterly

My name is Anita Slack and I'm the editor of the Reference Sources column in Reference & User Services Quarterly.

 

My column reviews reference materials to provide guidance to librarians and decision makers for collection development.  

 

I'm always looking for new librarian reviewers.  I ship review materials to you, and in exchange for your 300-600 word review, you get to keep the item.  The journal is published four times annually.  I make the effort to afford reviewers 4-6 weeks to complete their reviews.  

 

If this is something you're interested in or you have questions, please contact me at aslack@kent.edu.

 

Anita Slack

Reference Sources Editor

Reference & User Services Quarterly

Life & Health Sciences Librarian-Assistant Professor

University Libraries, Kent State University

Thursday, July 23, 2020

CFP: DLF Forum (Digital Library Federation) - November 9-10, 2020 @CLIRDLF

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are thrilled to announce our new CFP for our virtual DLF Forum this fall. We have a lot of exciting things planned and are excited to share the first steps with you.

 

First, we’ve made some adjustments to the dates on which we’ll hold our events this fall.

 

Full info about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP is here, but we can’t resist sharing some other details with you here: 

  • Our guiding focus for this year’s Forum is building community while apart, chosen as a top priority by respondents to our recent DLF community surveyAs one step to this end, all of our 2020 events will be free of charge, and resources will be made widely available after our events. Later this summer we’ll share information about how to register for our events.
  • While we welcome proposals from anyone with interesting work to share, this year the planning committee will prioritize submissions from BIPOC people and people working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other BIPOC-centered libraries, archives, and museums, in alignment with our commitment to do more to ensure marginalized voices have better and more central representation. 
  • Accepted presentations and panels will be delivered via pre-recorded video that will “go live” at specific times during the conference, and there will be some method for community discussion during “watch parties” as videos are posted.
  • Because of our virtual format and our emphasis on bringing our community together, we will be offering a greatly reduced number of sessions than we typically offer in our traditional in-person DLF Forum. To make space for as many voices as possible, individuals may present only once on the conference program. However, we will offer additional ways for community members to share content and resources whether conference proposals are accepted or not.

 

More information and full details about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP are here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/call-for-proposals 

 

If you submitted a proposal to the original CFP, you should have received an email from us already about next steps. If you did not receive an email, reach out at forum@diglib.org.

 

The deadline to submit to the new Forum CFP is Monday, August 17, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

 

If you have any questions, please write to us at forum@diglib.org.

 

Thanks,

Aliya for Team CLIR/DLF

 

P.S. Want to stay updated on all things #DLFforum? Subscribe to our Forum newsletter or follow us at @CLIRDLF on Twitter.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Call for Webinars - ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

Submit a webinar proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on September 1, 2020.

 

Proposals are due September 1, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Early submissions are encouraged and will be considered for September and October presentations.

 

Submit your idea using this proposal form.

 

Core webinars reach a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including…

 

1. Access and Equity

· Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy

· Preservation Week

· Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas

2. Assessment

· Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services

· Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures

3. Leadership

· Developing leaders at every level

· Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures

· Leadership for talent management and human resources

4. Metadata and Collections

· Best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery

· Best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of collections

· Standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources

· Preservation of both print, media, and digital resources

5. Operations and Buildings

· Changing trends in organizational structures, services, staff operations, and facilities

· Best practices for inclusive practices and design

6. Technology

· Best practices for inclusive practices and design

· Emerging technologies and actionable plans for library services

· Bridging the technology related needs across all types of libraries and operational areas

You can review upcoming and past webinar offerings from the three ALA divisions that have come together to create Core by visiting the following webinar pages:

· LLAMA Webinars page

· ALCTS Webinars page

· LITA Webinars page

Presenters will be offered a $150 honorarium for presenting a Core webinar. Presentations are usually limited to a maximum of 3 presenters.

 

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Julie Reese, future Core Director of Leadership and Learning at jreese@ala.org. 

 

 

Best regards,

Chrishelle

 

Chrishelle M. Thomas

Membership and Marketing Manager, LITA

American Library Association

225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago IL 60601

P: 312-724-9251, ext. 4268

cthomas@ala.org

Thursday, July 16, 2020

CFP: Library Resource Sharing During and After Pandemic Conditions (Special Issue of Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve)

Library Resource Sharing During and After Pandemic Conditions
CFP URL: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/interlibrary-loan-document-delivery-electronic-reserve/?utm_source=Author_Services&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JPG15686
Special Issue of Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Special Issue Editor(s)
Beth Posner, The Graduate Center, CUNY
bposner@gc.cuny.edu


The library community's response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 was necessarily swift; and, it is continually evolving, with many successes and many challenges. Stay at home orders, remote work, closed library stacks and limited access to print collections mean that interlibrary loan, document delivery and electronic reserves services are more essential than ever. At the same time, policies and procedures have had to change in ways that are having clear short term and quite possibly long term effects on the work of libraries and library resource sharing. This issue of JILLDDER will highlight the experiences of library resource sharing specialists and the lessons we are learning about library information and resource sharing in 2020 that can help us navigate our current and future information landscape and support the information needs of current and future library users.

Potential topics include:

- Managing remote work
- Licensing
- International experiences
- Copyright and Fair Use
- Controlled digital lending
- E-book access
-Consortia projects
-OCLC response
-Open Access and OER
-Purchase on Demand
-Budget and staffing uncertainty
-Scanning and digitization
-Document delivery services
-Statistics and stories
-Value of library print collections
-Communicating with library users
-Electronic reserves

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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

This is a call for contributions to the "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 32, issue 4 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and their use in libraries, including in-person or virtual conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house. While our libraries are facing many challenges with the current pandemic, electronic resources may be more important than ever as we look for ways to continue our mission of serving our users. We would welcome submissions that address how libraries and librarians are using electronic resources to provide services to users in both the physical and virtual worlds and how we can successfully face short-term and long-term challenges in our profession.

 

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, August 21, 2020. 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

bwolverton@library.msstate.edu

 

Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-3018             

kdavidson@library.msstate.edu