Tuesday, August 04, 2015

CFP: 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: Seattle, Washington (March 21-25, 2016)

Call for Papers: 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: Seattle, Washington (March 21-25, 2016)

Submission Deadline: 10/1/15

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 21-25, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. 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 2016 Event Management database at http://ncp.pcaaca.org/.

The deadline is October 1, 2015.

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: ACRL Chapter Sessions at Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association 2016 Annual Conference (Ocean City, Maryland - May 406, 2016)

ACRL MD Call for Proposals
Deadline: August 31, 2015, 11:59pm
Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association 2016 Annual Conference
Ocean City, MD, May 4-6, 2016.
Conference theme… Libraries: Unlocking Potential.

What’s the key to your success? What potential plans will you implement this academic year? There is so much potential here! Whether it’s been a multi-year plan in the making, or something you’ve just started to put together, we’d like to hear about it. Submit your proposal for a presentation at 2016 Joint Conference of Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association!

ACRL MD, the academic libraries division of MLA, is accepting conference proposals until August 31st. Consider new explorations in the library profession, or unique discoveries made about your library’s services.

Standard conference sessions (~ 1 hour), and extended sessions (~2 hours) will be offered. Exact program length will depend on conference schedule. The programs are scheduled throughout the day on Thursday and on Friday morning. The full- and half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 4.

Many sessions sponsored by the ACRL MD are relevant not only for academic librarians but also for our colleagues in other areas of librarianship. For information on recent topics, please take a look at the LINK to prior programming.

Proposals for concurrent sessions are due by 11:59pm on Monday, August 31. They will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about the conference or the call for proposals, please contact Claire Holmes (cholmes@towson.edu | 410-704-3795).

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD's activities? Find us on the web:

CFP: Journal of Web Librarianship Special Issue: International Voices

Journal of Web Librarianship Special Issue: International Voices - Deadline August 15, 2015

Do you work in a library outside of the U.S. and Canada?  The Journal of Web Librarianship is seeking research articles, case studies, and other types of submissions from librarians around the world.  Although JWL has aimed to be an international journal from the beginning, the bulk of JWL submissions come from authors at U.S. and Canadian libraries.  For this special issue, therefore, JWL will focus on library web projects and research outside these countries.

Please submit manuscripts for consideration by August 15, 2015 to jwl.special@gmail.com

Topics for the special issue can include (but are not limited to):

•             library web page design and redesigns,
•             web project management,
•             usability testing of library or library-related sites,
•             cataloging or classification of Web information,
•             user behavior on the web,
•             search behaviors,
•             social networking and libraries,
•             mobile web librarianship,
•             digitization or finding aids for unique collections,
•             integrating digital collections into catalogs / discovery.

Submissions for this special issue will still undergo a double-blind peer review. However, to support consistency of organization across the issue and offer support to authors who use English as a second language, submissions will first undergo one or more rounds of “collegial review” to provide early feedback to authors about their manuscripts before submission to the blind peer review process.

In addition to following the regular JWL manuscript preparation guidelines (http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wjwl20&page=instructions#manuscriptpreparation), authors are asked specifically to provide information in the introduction about the role and status of libraries in their country or countries, as well as the state of any relevant technologies in their country relative to their topic.  For example, an article about a library’s use of social networking to market services would include an explanation about how social networking technologies are generally used in that country (level of adoption, purposes, challenges, etc.).

Please submit manuscripts for consideration by August 15, 2015 to jwl.special@gmail.com Questions about this issue should also be submitted to jwl.special@gmail.com

Monday, August 03, 2015

CFP: Library Instruction West 2016: Learning Elevated (June 2016 - Salt Lake City, Utah)

Call for Proposals
Library Instruction West 2016: Learning Elevated

The Library Instruction West 2016 Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at our conference, to be held Wednesday, June 8th through Friday, June 10th, 2016 at Westminster College and University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, co-hosted by institutions across the state.

Library Instruction West is the new name for the popular LOEX of the West conference. The new name reflects the mission of the conference and reflects our regional spirit; it also distinguishes this conference from the national LOEX organization and conference.

Library Instruction West 2016 has chosen “Learning Elevated” as this year’s theme.  Utah is widely known for its beautiful mountain ranges and five national parks. In keeping with that landscape, we want to hear about ways librarians are elevating and increasing student learning at their institutions. General categories for possible topics include:

  • Beware of false summits: Elevating student learning
  • Tools for the trail: Supporting innovative technologies & online learning
  • Improve the path for next time: Building authentic assessments
  • Establish new footholds: Implementing threshold concepts & the Framework
  • Never hike alone: Collaborating with faculty
  • Finding your path: Developing ourselves as teachers

Please visit the conference website for more information: http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/liw16/proposals

Session Formats
Our session formats are simple and allow for creativity. There are two options for session length: 15 minutes and 45 minutes. The 15 minute sessions will be like a longer lightning talk, with roughly 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Bring your energy for lively discussions! The format is flexible for the 45 minute sessions, and you are welcome to try an experimental format or propose a traditional session like a panel, workshop, or presentation. All proposals will be blind reviewed.

Proposal Submissions
The deadline for submitting your session proposal is 11:59 pm MSTFriday, October 2, 2015.

For your proposal, please submit the following two session descriptions:
1. A short abstract of 150 words or less. If your proposal is accepted, we will use this abstract for the conference program. The review committee will not see these abstracts, so they can include identifying information.
2. A longer session description of 300 - 500 words. The Program Committee will review this description for selection purposes. This description must not include any identifying information about the institution or presenters to ensure a blind review.

The submission form is available online: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6zA7hrx3cUoukcd

Session proposals will be scored on these criteria:
  • Clarity of goals or objectives for session
  • Originality, creativity, or innovation in content and/or presentation
  • Timeliness/relevance of content
  • Connection to conference theme, “Learning Elevated”

August 3, 2015: Call for proposal released
October 2, 2015: Deadline for proposal submission
December 18, 2015: Acceptance notifications sent via email
January 15, 2016:  Session confirmations due
June 8-10, 2016: Library Instruction West in Salt Lake City, Utah

We are pleased to continue a successful relationship with Reference Services Review. Presenters are encouraged to submit a paper based on their presentation for inclusion in a special issue of RSR. Selected papers will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in 2017.

Contact information for questions:
Questions about submitting a proposal?
Twitter hashtag: #liw16

CFP: IOLUG Fall Conference - Teach Me Tech (Indiana Online Users Group - October 16th, 2015)

IOLUG Fall 2015 Conference - Teach Me Tech
Friday, October 16th, 2015
Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus 
Indiana Online Users Group

IOLUG is turning back to our roots, and asking for conference proposals on teaching technology. Do you have a great program that you’d like to share? How about techniques to use with patrons or other library staff? We want to hear about how you are teaching technology in your library for our fall conference.

Share an idea or share a tool – we want you to teach us technology! Presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians can implement to improve their resources and services for students, patrons, faculty, etc. are sought.

• Free or Open Source library solutions or technologies
• Video creation and editing
• Interactive instructional resources and techniques – LMS integration, etc.
• Digital media implementation
• Analytics and metrics
• Coding
• Gaming or gamification
• Augmented and/or virtual reality
• Social media
• Apps – creating, curating, evaluating
• Mobile technology

Please specify in your proposal whether users will be expected to bring their own devices, or if you will need the use of a computer lab.

Submit your proposal today!
Deadline is Friday, September 4

Get ideas from previous conferences at the IOLUG site.

Monday, July 27, 2015

CFP: Libraries, Archives and Museums Area - 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference (Seattle WA)




The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 21-25, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, or museums, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials. Papers from graduate students are welcome.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2015. Direct proposals/queries to the area chair for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture:

Allen Ellis
Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101

For more information about the conference see the association's website at http://pcaaca.org.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

CFP: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review.

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new open-access journal: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review.  Published by the ABLD: The Academic Business Library Directors, Ticker is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management.

You do not need to be a member of ABLD or an ABLD institution to participate in this journal.  We are seeking out articles and reports for academic business libraries across the world. To submit an article, you will need to register for an account (available to all) on the site (http://ticker.mcgill.ca/user/register). Once you have an account, you can submit items.  You do not need an account to read the articles.

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work

The first issue is expected summer 2015 with a currently planned pattern of two issues a year.  We will be applying for an ISSN and for inclusion in open access repositories once the first issue is available.

Journal Focus and Scope Statement
Original research, commentary, conference reports from the annual meeting of the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD), member profiles, case studies, renovation profiles, stories of innovation, articles on library management, best practices, and evidence-based pieces. In addition, the journal features examples of translational research -- instances where academic business libraries have implemented faculty research findings on management best practices (i.e., collaboration, work-around techniques, staff motivation, space redesign, vendor negotiations, etc.)

Journal Section Policies

Research - Peer Reviewed Research Papers
1. Generally not more than 20 manuscript pages, single spaced.
2. APA Style
3. Complete bibliography
4. Abstract of not more than 300 words and at least three keywords (not more than 10)
5. Peer review requires the cover page with name and affiliation of the author(s) and the paper be submitted as separate documents.

Opinions & Thought Pieces
These are not blind peer reviewed; however, they are screened by a member of the editorial board.
1. 3-15 manuscript pages, single spaced
2. APA Style
3. Abstract of not more than 300 words and  three keywords

Conference Reports
The Conference Reports section seeks informal articles capturing the themes, key speakers, vendor exhibits, resources and other information about library conferences. In particular, the articles sought out for this section focus on the needs of business librarians. Reports for any business librarian meetings (such as with ABLD, EBSLG, APBSLG, CLADEA, etc.) are relevant, as are reports focused on business-related sessions are larger conferences such as SLA, ALA, ACRL, Charleston Conference, etc.  The conference reports should include links as needed and should be in English.

Other sections include
  • Case Studies and Renovation Profiles
  • Member Profiles

Amber Lannon, McGill University
Jason Sokoloff, University of Washington )

Editorial Board:
Angela Horne, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Leavitt, Michigan State University
Corey Seeman, University of Michigan
Deb Wallace, Harvard University

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Call for Reviewers: Multimedia & Technology Reviews October 2015 issue

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the October 2015 issue. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list below and complete our review form by Friday, July 31, 2015.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to arlisna.mtr@gmail.com.

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:
Hannah Bennett
Emilee Mathews
Elizabeth Schaub

Topics for Review

We seek reviewers for the following resources. The snippets are taken from the resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors.

The editors of the M&T Reviews are happy to answer questions about any of these selections so feel free to contact them (arlisna.mtr@gmail.com). The submission deadline for reviews is Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

daata editions "Daata Editions is an online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions. This new and innovative way to collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound."

Designing with Children "This website aims to inspire design practitioners and bring together in dialogue anyone interested in exploring how children's cultures, capacities and imagination may have an impact upon the design profession, design process and ultimately the built environment."

DETAIL Inspiration Database "DETAIL inspiration, the database for architects is our new image and reference database with more than 3000 projects from the last 50 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows your users and teaching staff to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs. Publication information (edition/year) helps users to find the right edition in their print collections. The database content is expanded and updated with the release of each new issue. "
*reviewer will be set up with a one-month trial for this resource

Frickbits ".. the ultimate ‘data-selfie’. It’s your life, your data, why not turn it into art? FREE iphone app from artist Laurie Frick."
*reviewer needs access to iOS device, and must be comfortable with allowing the app to access location data.

Jan Brueghal wiki "The purpose of this website is first, to be a place where information about the painter Jan Brueghel can be gathered, shared, and debated among scholars; second, to provide ways of furthering our understanding of how Brueghel and his studio produced this vast, complex body of work; and third, to be a resource for any visitor who is interested in the artist’s works."

Movies in Color "So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits."

On Broadway "The interactive installation and web application ON BROADWAY represents life in the 21st century city through a compilation of images and data collected along the 13 miles of Broadway that span Manhattan. The result is a new type of city view, created from the activities and media shared by hundreds of thousands of people."

Versal "Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required. The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 27, issue 4 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you attended the ALA annual conference or other programs 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, August 21, 2015. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

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

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Call for proposals for NorCal IUG 2015 (Berkleley CA - November 20, 2015)

2015 NCIUG Call for Proposals
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Do you have 10 tips in 10 minutes on e-resources (or other functional areas) to share?  How are you getting data out of your system in useful way?   Tell us about interesting programs or new workflows.  We want to hear from you!

Please use the online form at http://goo.gl/forms/ymGD2m6j8t to submit proposals for a presentation or a poster by September 1, 2015. Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by September 30.

Inquiries may be sent to the planning committee chairs, Vanessa Walden (vwalden@marincounty.org) and Erika Johnson (eljohnson5@usfca.edu).

The 2015 NCIUG Annual Conference will be held Friday, November 20 at the
Berkeley Public Library.  We hope to see you there!

On behalf of the 2015 committee:
Erika Johnson (University of San Francisco) co-chair
Vanessa Walden (Marin County) co-chair
Bonny White (Marin County)
Kim Ginther-Webster (City College of San Francisco)
Alicia Abramson (Berkeley Public)
Rice Majors (Santa Clara University) past chair, IUG
Debbie Benrubi (University of San Francisco) past chair, NCIUG

Thank you!

Erika Johnson
Head of Acquisitions and Collection Management
University of San Francisco
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center