Friday, September 19, 2014

CFP: Hard Times? Digital Library Economics and the Future Financing of Libraries (The Bottom Line)

CFP: Hard Times? Digital Library Economics and the Future Financing of Libraries (The Bottom Line)

Papers are invited for a special issue of The Bottom Line to be edited by Professor David Baker.

Special issue scope -
Within the overall theme of digital library economics and financing, areas and issues to be covered will include:

  • The Economics of Information and the Internet
  • Funding Digital Libraries – Where will the money come from?
  • Asset Management and Valuation
  • Intellectual Capital – Value and Economic Aspects
  • Income Streams and Funding Models 
  • Business Plans 
  • Sustainability
  • Return on Investment
  • Costing and Budgeting
  • Resource Allocation
  • Developments in Financial Modelling
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness in a Digital World; what and where are the new metrics?

Please submit manuscripts for consideration using our online submission platform by 30th November 2014.

Full author guidelines can be found here.

This issue is scheduled for Volume 28, Issue 1 of 2015.

- See more at:

CFP: Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice

CFP: Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice

Data and data support in academic libraries has gained prominence over the years, and many libraries are recruiting individuals with data skills and knowledge. Academic researchers are dealing with a flood of data and navigating new requirements for managing and archiving their research data. Moreover, with the advent of open data, big data, and data-driven research, faculty are also incorporating more data into their courses and quantitative literacy is becoming increasingly necessary. Librarians are recognizing their role in promoting research data management, quantitative literacy, and other aspects of data support.

This edited volume, tentatively titled Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice, will explore the emerging issues and responsibilities within data librarianship, drawing on a community of experts to create a volume with a mix of practical case studies and theoretical explorations of the future in the field. It will be unique in incorporating perspectives from a variety of areas within data librarianship from teaching and research support to research data management to research practices within specific disciplines. While our focus is primarily academic data support, we welcome chapter proposals that cross institutional divides.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Data support services for researchers and learners
  • Embedded data librarianship
  • Data in the classroom
  • Perspectives on teaching quantitative literacy
  • Statistical literacy: Core competencies for students
  • From digital maps to data miners: Data in the disciplines
  • Data and the digital humanities
  • Big data
  • Management and preservation
  • Data citation and scholarly communication practices (e.g., data sharing, open data)
  • Data services and research data management
  • Preserving and archiving data
  • Metadata and cataloging practices for data
  • Data Librarianship as a specialization
  • Teaching data librarianship in LIS programs
  • Teaching data librarianship on the job
  • Future directions for data librarianship
  • Data connections outside of the academic library

Submission procedure:
Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words and a brief author bio to by October 31, 2014, with notification by November. Final manuscripts of 2500-5000 words are due April 30, 2015.

Kristi Thompson, Data Librarian, University of Windsor,
Lynda Kellam, Data Services Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

Call for Chapter Proposals - Advances in Library Administration & Organization

Call for Chapter Proposals - Advances in Library Administration & Organization

Emerald Publishing has put together a call for proposals on the topic of library staffing for the future for the next volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization.

Call for proposals can be found here and below:

Libraries are dealing with unprecedented changes on several fronts: technological developments, funding difficulties, and an increasing need to prove themselves to a demanding population.  These factors understandably impact library staffing.  Looking toward the future, what changes can we expect to see in how libraries are staffed, how staff are trained and continue to learn, and how we will recruit and maintain staff.

The 2015 volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will focus on the future of library staffing.

 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 aims to answer 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.

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2015 volume on staffing for the future.  If you are interested in being part of this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to<> by October 17, 2014.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2015 Volume:  Staffing for the Future Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana

Submission deadlines:

Submission deadline for proposals: October 17, 2014 Notification of acceptance sent by November 11, 2014 Submission deadline for full chapters: January 31, 2015 Submission deadline for chapter revisions: March 30, 2015

Thank you!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CFP: Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference 2015 (Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 5, 2015)

On behalf of the Conference Program Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference.  The event will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the Radisson on Friday, June 5, 2015.

This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to gather information and communicate with other colleagues.

We invite program proposals from September 15, 2014 to January 16, 2015.

Accepted program proposal submissions should be 45 minutes in length including time for questions.  Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:
·        Resource Sharing Best Practices
·        Marketing Services
·        Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
·        Workflow improvements
·        Cooperative collection development
·        Consortial or Group Purchasing
·        Purchase on Demand
·        Reciprocal Borrowing
·        Shared Staffing and Training
·        Shared Discover Layers
·        E-Books

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal for your presentation via the GLRSC website.

Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and those presenters who are selected will be notified by February 13, 2015.

Please direct any questions to Lorna Newman at .

For current news and updates on the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, please like us on Facebook at or visit our website at


David Votta
Community Engagement Librarian
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)                    
Lansing, MI & Indianapolis, IN                
Phone:  (800) 530-9019 ext 122

Phone:  (517) 492-3822
Fax:    (517) 492-3886

CFP -- CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice / ACBAP15: Bibliothéconomie académique et la démarche critique

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*Please circulate widely*/*Excuse cross-posting*

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice , the second annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL), which will be held May 31- June 2, 2015 as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory.

The conference theme, critical practice , speaks to the intersection of academic librarianship with purposeful critical reflection on the dominant ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that characterize our profession. We envision elaboration of this theme through conversations about professional issues, civic engagement, theory, and day-to-day practice, and invite broad participation from all those with an interest in fostering critical inquiry in all aspects of academic librarianship. For a full description of the theme and list of potential topics, please see the CFP attached to this email or online at .

The deadline for proposals is December 8, 2014 .

Dave Hudson, Program Chair,
On behalf of the CAPAL15 Program Committee

*Prière de faire circuler à vos réseaux*
*S-v-p excusez les envois multiples*

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer l’appel de propositions pour la conférence ACBAP15: Bibliothéconomie académique et la démarche critique , la deuxième conférence de l’Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (CAPAL/ACBAP) qui se tiendra du 31 mai au 2 juin 2015 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines 2015 à Ottawa, Ontario, qui se trouve sur le territoire Algonquin.

Le thème de la conférence mettra l'accent sur la démarche critique : le croisement de notre travail en tant que bibliothécaire avec la réflexion critique concernant les approches, les pensées, les actions et les paroles dominantes dans le domaine de la bibliothéconomie académique. Nous envisageons l’élaboration de ce thème à travers l’échange des idées sur les sujets professionnels tels que la pratique, la théorie et l’engagement professionnel et civique, et nous invitons tous ceux et celles qui ont intérêt à favoriser la recherche critique dans tous les aspects de la bibliothéconomie académique. Pour de plus amples renseignements et une liste de sujets potentiels, veuillez trouvez ci-joint l'appel aux propositions ou suivre le lien

La date limite pour les propositions est le 8 décembre 2014.

Dave Hudson, Président du Comité du programme,
Au nom du Comité du programme

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CFP: Living without Borders: 2015 International HETL – PsTL Conference (Minneapolis Minnesota)

CFP: Living without Borders: 2015 International HETL – PsTL Conference (Minneapolis Minnesota)

The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) and the Department of Postsecondary Teaching
and Learning at the University of Minnesota
invite you to attend the 2015 International HETL – PsTL Conference, to be
held in *Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, from September 22nd - 24th, 2015*.
HETL and PsTL invite you to submit your conference presentation proposal at

Our conference theme, *Learning without Borders*, invites a wide range of
research and perspectives on learning-centered teaching practices,
curricular activities, and assessment methods related to global learning
and engagement. Possible topics include: global citizenship, diversity and
equity, intercultural pedagogy, internationalization of the curriculum, and
mobile learning technologies.

*Proposals are due by October 27, 2014.  *

Conference website:

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis next year!

*Patrick Blessinger*, Convener and Program Co-chair, USA, International
HETL Association
*Rhiannon Williams*, Program Co-chair, USA, University of Minnesota
*Amy Lee*, Program Co-chair, USA, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CFP: Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section RUSA (21st Reference Research Forum at the 2015 ALA Annual)

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 21st Reference Research Forum at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

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. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in San Francisco, CA.

Criteria for selection:
• Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;
• Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;
• Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;
• Research projects may be in-progress or completed;
• Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Proposals are due by Monday, December 29, 2014. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 9, 2015. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:

1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), and email address(es).  Word Documents are preferred over PDFs.

2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:
a. Title of the project;
b. Explicit statement of the research problem;
c. Description of the research design and methodologies used, and preliminary findings if any;
d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research.

Please send submissions by email to:
Ava Iuliano Brillat
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee
Florida International University
Green Library 236C
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199

Monday, September 15, 2014

CFP - Special Issue - Social Media and Nonprofits - International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)

Call for Proposals

Paper Proposal Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014
Special Issue on: Social Media Adoption, Utilization, and Consequences in the Nonprofit Sector
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)
Guest Editors: Dr. Hugo Asencio and Dr. Rui Sun (California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA)

As a group of internet-based applications, social media (Web 2.0 technologies) allow individuals to create, update, and exchange content. They also help facilitate the development of social networks in an interactive way. Compared to traditional websites (Web 1.0 technologies), given their stakeholder engagement, community building, and mobilization potential, social media can better help nonprofits accomplish their goals and fulfill their missions. Given the dearth of empirical evidence available, systematic investigations are needed to better understand social media adoption, utilization, and consequences in the nonprofit sector.

Objectives of the Special Issue:
This special issue seeks to contribute to the discourse among researchers and practitioners on the antecedents and consequences of social media adoption and utilization in the nonprofit sector. That is, what are the internal and external environmental factors that affect social media adoption and utilization in nonprofits? What are the impacts of social media adoption and implementation both within and outside nonprofit organizations? Quantitative cross-sectional or longitudinal studies using secondary data or original surveys are preferred. Qualitative multi-case or mixed-methods studies are also welcomed.  

The editors invite systematic investigations on social media adoption and utilization in nonprofits providing services in areas, such as: education, healthcare, social services, environmental protection, advocacy, public awareness, human and civil rights, and so forth. Cross-country comparative studies are also welcomed.

Recommended Topics:
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include, but are not limited to the following:

- Internal, external environmental factors and social media adoption
- Internal, external environmental factors and social media use
- Social media use and marketing
- Social media use and communications
- Social media use and fundraising
- Social media use and volunteering
- Social media use and advocacy
- Social media use and civic engagement
- Social media use and organizational learning
- Social media use and organizational capacity
- Social media use and collaboration
- Social media use and performance evaluation
- Social media use and collaborative governance

Submission Procedure:
Interested authors are invited to submit paper proposals (500 words) for this special issue by December 1, 2014. All paper submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

About the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA):
Created in 2014, IJPADA is an international journal that examines the impact of public administration and information technology (IT) in developed and developing countries. Original research papers published in IJPADA focus on the impact of new and innovative technologies on improving public service delivery in public and nonprofit organizations. This journal will also provide case studies examining technology innovations in specific countries. The editor invites author(s) to submit original research papers that examine important issues in public administration and information technology.
This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Christopher G. Reddick (The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

IJPADA is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Important Dates:

December 1, 2014Paper Proposal Submission Deadline (500 words)
December 15, 2014Proposal Acceptance Notification
May 1, 2015Full Paper Submission
July 1, 2015Peer Review Results
September 1, 2015Final Chapter Submission
September 15, 2015Final Acceptance Notification

Inquiries and paper proposals should be forwarded electronically to Dr. Hugo Asencio ( Dr. Rui Sun (

Friday, September 12, 2014

Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ) Seeking a new Electronic Resources Review Editor

Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ), a peer reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis is seeking a new electronic resources review editor. Responsibilities include:

· maintaining awareness of current electronic resources in music 
· identifying reviewers
· locating electronic resources and assigning them to reviewers
· providing reviewing guidance to electronic resource reviewers
· processing and filing copyright transfer forms
· editing the electronic resource reviews
· submitting the edited reviews and review forms to Taylor & Francis
· final review proofreading

The electronic resources review editor reports to the co-editors of Music Reference Services Quarterly.  While the applicant pool is not limited to librarians currently working in music libraries, music background is required. Some editorial experience is desirable but not required. MRSQ maintains a list of current electronic resource reviewers and the electronic resource editor has full support of the editorial board members as well as the rest of the editorial team. Interested applicants should send a short letter of interest and a copy of their CV to editors: Ana Dubnjakovic ( and Michelle Hahn ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Conference Announcement and CFP: 2nd Annual Library Publishing Forum

Conference Announcement and CFP: 2nd Annual Library Publishing Forum 
Date: March 29-30, 2015
Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

We are pleased to announce the second annual Library Publishing Forum and issue a call for presentation proposals. This year’s theme is Creating and Supporting Sustainable Publishing Programs and we invite proposals for a variety of formats and relevant topics.  For further details, please see this website

This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing. 

We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) to submit proposals and/or attend the Forum, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. The Library Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works including the digital humanities. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.

Please check the website for registration information.

Dan Lee
Director, Office of Copyright Management and Scholarly Communication,
University of Arizona