Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Call for contributors - NATO: An Encyclopedia of Internatinal Security

The editor is looking for writers for a two-volume encyclopedia titled – NATO: An Encyclopedia of International Security (to be published by ABC-Clio in 2007). It will contain up to 800 entries and approximately 500,000 words in length. The volume is for both the specialist and the general reader, with a target market of North American colleges and university libraries.

For a list of entries, contact Craig T. Cobane, PhD at ccobane@culver.edu

For more information (OK, not lots more), visit:

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=138556

Sunday, May 23, 2004

General Information - Library Management (Emerald)

Library Management:
As the library and information services community seeks to cope with new patterns of information provisions, new technology and new financial circumstances, the latest research, innovative theory and organizational best practice are all combined in the journal, Library Management. This world-class information resource offers international perspectives on the critical issues facing library management by publishing articles which report contemporary thought whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice. Library Management provides knowledge and practical perspectives on all aspects of the management of libraries and information services by drawing contributions from distinguished international figures. All of this builds into an informative, refereed journal, which will prove invaluable to managing a library or information service cost effectively, while meeting the needs of its users.


Journal Home Page--
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/vl=8556746/cl=67/nw=1/rpsv/lm.htm

Notes for Contributors --
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/vl=8556746/cl=67/nw=1/rpsv/journals/lm/notes.htm

CFP - Library Hi Tech News (ongoing)

Library Hi Tech News is a paper and electronic journal published 10 times per annum, which specialises in detailed conference reports, feature articles, news and event announcements on library technology issues. Its scope includes, but is not limited to:

--new library technologies and applications
--wireless in libraries
--extended applications for library OPACs
--staffing and training for technology
--standards for technology
--distance education technology
--IT strategic planning in libraries and information services
--Web technologies in information services
--relevant professional development opportunities and resources
--vendor products and services.
--It also publishes profiles of libraries' systems (in the "around the world" column).

Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should generally be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length, typed with wide margins and double spacing. Three copies or an e-mail attached file should be sent to the Editors, along with a brief biographical note, an abstract of 100-150 words, a short title and suggested keywords.

For more information and contact information for editors, visit the Call for Papers site at:
http://zerlina.emeraldinsight.com/vl=8556746/cl=67/nw=1/rpsv/journals/lhtn/cfp.htm

General information on the journal:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rpsv/lhtn.htm

Friday, May 21, 2004

CFP: Intersections of Place and Literature (8/15/04; collection)

Contributions are invited for a critical anthology exploring Intersections of Place and Literature. Topics can include, but are not limited to: cities, landscape, culture, dream, ethnicity, sex, heritage, meadows, villages, history, mountains, and/or water. While the anthology will concentrate on new writing, some previously published (or forthcoming) works are invited if they significantly advance the project’s intellectual investigation. Alternative formats/styles will be considered if they enhance the project’s line of inquiry and help to cast a variant light the book’s more traditional articles. Please send two copies of your abstract and/or article to: Anne F. Walker, Department of English #1030, 322 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1030. Direct all inquiries to the editors: Anne F. Walker (afw@socrates.berkeley.edu) and Margo Ponce (drmaponce@yahoo.com).

CFP - Encyclopedia of Modern Drama (submission deadline 8/28/04)

An Invitation to Students and Scholars of the British Theatre from Kerry Moore, Editorial Advisor

Grolier is in the midst of producing the publication of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN DRAMA, edited by Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn of Vassar College. This four-volume set will offer a total of one million words on a variety of topics ranging from
Ibsen to the present, and the target audience consists of college students, high school students and general readers. Following is an elaboration from the general editors:

International, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary in scope, the encyclopedia will be structured as a compendium of substantive articles, and will differ conceptually from previous and existing works of reference by positioning crucial playwrights directly
into political, cultural, and philosophical contexts. Experts in the fields of theater history, dramatic literature and criticism, and theater studies will engage conventional as well as experimental, established as well as emerging, authors. Much emphasis will be placed on the multiplicity of aesthetic genres, viewpoints, and voices that animate the modern and contemporary dramatic landscape.

As a member of the Advisory Board, I have responsibility for the sections on the drama of
England, Scotland, and Wales extending from 1860 to 2004. The remaining essays required for these sections are either biographical profiles of playwrights or brief analyses of selected plays.

I seek scholars to write 500 word contributions on the following topics:

GUY DOMVILLE
Tom Taylor
TICKET OF LEAVE MAN
ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE
THE HOMECOMING
NORMAL
Hanif Kereishi
Anthony Neilson
Joe Orton
John Van Druten
Naomi Wallace
Rebecca Prichard
ESSEX GIRLS
LOOT
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOG
Patrick Marber
Phyllis Nagy
David Storey
Timberlake Wertenbaker
MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
SERJEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
Graham Greene
Derek Walcott
Michael Frayne

Each entry will bear the author's name, and contributors will be compensated at the rate of twelve cents per word, so a 500-word essay would pay $60. Each contributor may commit to as many or as few essays as s/he wishes and each topic is available until I assign it to someone.

Sample essays and guidelines for submission will accompany your contract from Grolier.

If you would like to contribute, please contact me via email at kerlmoore@sbcglobal.netand let me know which topics interest you. Please do not submit finished essays until I have confirmed your assignments.

Deadline for submissions: August 28, 2004

CFP - An opportunity to publish digital library, cataloging, and metadata research with established journal

This is a call for articles for the journal OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives.

The editor is looking for articles related to the mission statement and coverage listed below for the December 2004 journal issue. OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives is a peer-reviewed journal, with an international editorial board. Please send all inquiries, expressions of interest, and/or articles directly to the editor. Thanks.

Brad Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives
beden@ccmail.nevada.edu

Mission
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives is a refereed journal which aims to provide wide-ranging coverage of developments in digital libraries and digital repositories, and the Web-based delivery of cultural content. The journal is intended for information professionals, librarians, educators, students, and researchers
around the world to share and exchange their ideas, initiatives, and research results.

Journal Overview
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques.

Coverage
Digital libraries
Digital repositories
Digital cultural content services
Web metadata standards
Web markup languages
Digital preservation
Imaging and digitization techniques
Usability studies

Speakers Needed (ALA) - ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group

The "ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group" is calling for speakers at its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Conference in [Orlando] on Monday, June 28, 2004 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The meeting will focus on issues and challenges facing heads of cataloging in today's academic library environment. Within this topic there are a variety of potential areas of discussion including, but not limited to:
1) The relationship between professional and support staff in cataloging;
2) Recruitment of librarians for cataloging positions;
3) The need for collaboration between cataloging and public services librarians;
4) Metadata and the Cataloging Librarian:
What steps have you taken to prepare yourself/your staff?
How have you incorporated metadata into your current workflow?
How have you incorporated training/continuing education for this area into your dept?
5) Digital library/digitization initiatives in the library, and the role of the cataloging department;
6) Any and all other topics of interest.

Each presentation should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. There will be a question and answer period and additional discussion following the presentation. If you are interested in being a speaker for this meeting, please contact the chair, Brad Eden, at your earliest convenience. Please include the proposed topic and a brief outline of your talk.

We will also be voting on a new Vice-chair for the discussion group. If you are interested please contact Timothy Gatti, incoming Chair, at tgatti@albany.edu
Brad Eden, Ph.D.
Head, Web and Digitization Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
beden@ccmail.nevada.edu


Speakers Needed (ALA) - ALCTS Role of the Professional in Academic Technical Services

The "ALCTS Role of the Professional in Academic Technical Services Discussion Group" is calling for speakers at its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Conference in [Orlando] on Sunday, June 27, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The meeting will focus on issues and challenges facing technical services professionals in today's academic library environment. Within this topic there are a variety of potential areas of discussion including, but not limited to:

1) The relationship between professional and support staff in technical services;
2) Recruitment of librarians and technical services professionals;
3) The need for collaboration between technical and public services librarians;
4) Metadata and the Technical Services Librarian:
What steps have you taken to prepare yourself/your staff?
How have you incorporated this into your current workflow?
5) Making the transition from public services to technical services;
6) Other topics.

Each presentation should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. There will be a question and answer period and additional discussion following the presentation. If you are interested in being a speaker for this meeting, please contact the chair, Brad Eden, ASAP. Please include the proposed topic and a brief outline of your talk.

We will also be voting on a new Vice-Chair for the committee. If you are interested, please contact Michael Wright, incoming Chair, at michael-wright@uiowa.edu

Brad Eden, Ph.D.
Head, Web and Digitization Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
beden@ccmail.nevada.edu


Thursday, May 20, 2004

CFP: ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

CFP: ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

The online journal ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is soliciting articles and book reviews for the forthcoming fall issue. ImageTexT is an academic journal for the study of comics, including: comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, children's picture books, works that combine image and text, and animated cartoons.

For the fall issue, ImageTexT is accepting articles on any aspect of comics, but is particularly looking for articles on "The Comic Strip." ImageTexT publishes solicited and peer-reviewed papers that investigate the material, historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality. ImageTexT welcomes essays emphasizing (but not limited to) the aesthetics, cognition, production, reception, distribution and dissemination of comics and other media as they relate to comics, along with translations of previously existing research on comics as dimensions of visual
culture. Exploring all periods and all countries, and deploying a wide range of disciplinary approaches, ImageTexT is designed to foster innovative discussions of the political and social implications of comics, to generate original formal aesthetic analyses of comics, and to broaden theoretical discussions of genre, period, narrative, and complex image/text relationships in comics and related media.

ImageTexT is also soliciting reviews of current scholarship in the field as well as artistic works. Please contact the editors to suggest a work for review before submitting a review. Reviews generally range 1,000-3,000 words.

Articles submitted generally range between 5,000 and 10,000 words including notes. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of ImageTexT, preferred style formats include MLA, APA, and Chicago. Please submit all articles through the web based submission
system (http://www.nwe.ufl.edu/~zwhalen/cgi/review/submit.shtml), or send as an attachment including images, video etc. to imagetext@english.ufl.edu. If you cannot send attachments of this size please send a copy of your article to the address below. All postal mail submissions must include a copy of the article in electronic form on either a floppy disk or a CD along with 3 print copies of the article. Articles should be submitted preferably in HTML, or as Microsoft Word, StarOffice, or OpenOffice documents. Webbed essays are encouraged.

Postal Mail:
ImageTexT
c/o General Editor, Donald Ault
Department of English
University of Florida
4008 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117310
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7310

Please email the editors at imagetext@english.ufl.eduwith any
questions, or to propose edited or themed issues.

CFP -- Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing (Milwaukee, October 2004)

OK...this is not really library realated...but what is not to like about travel and food!

In keeping with the conference theme of The Voyage Out, this panel invites submissions of 300 word abstracts for papers discussing the theme of culinary travel writing, defined as either accounts of meals enjoyed during water trips, ship log descriptions of food provisions on board, trips undertaken for the express purpose of experiencing particular regional cuisines, or accounts of cannibalism in lifeboats. The sea component of this panel is also a broad category which could encompass dining aboard cruise ships, banana boats, yachts, luxury liners, steamboats, lifeboats, or canoes or destinations requiring water travel. The writing in question may be either fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or historical, and the meals described could be real or imagined. The panel seeks to discuss not only the relationship between meals and travel, but also to consider how the fluid borderland of the sea de-stabilizes cultural or regional distinctions and assumptions when it comes to deciding what is on the menu.

Please e-mail 300 word abstracts along with paper title, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address by June 10 to Vivian Nun Halloran at: vhallora@indiana.edu

Full Conference Call for Papers info (Due June 15, 2004): http://www.english.uwosh.edu/ISTW/VoyageCFP.html

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

CFP - Infantuation: Childhood, Youth, and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Infantuation: Childhood, Youth, and Nineteenth-Century Culture,

26Th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association; Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina – March 10-12, 2005

During the nineteenth century, you couldn’t turn a corner – or a page – without some broom-wielding urchin, be-ribboned cherub, or herd of baby buggies getting in your way. How much of this was due to an actual change in population and how much of it was the result of a shift in cultural focus? The NCSA invites proposals for papers addressing ways in which the nineteenth century developed, interpreted, or invented infancy, childhood, adolescence, and youth both as ontological categories and as phases in human and national development. The conference will be held in Augusta, Georgia (at the historic Partridge Inn) and Aiken, South Carolina. Augusta’s airport has frequent connections to Atlanta.

Call for Papers Due -- October 15, 2004
For more information, visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=138516

Program Director:
Ann Ross
Department of English
California State University
Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747-0005
Email: annrossphd@hotmail.com or aross@csudh.edu

CFP - Patterns of Prejudice on Language and Discrimination

Richard Pugh (Keele University) will guest edit a special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice on Language and Discrimination, to be published in September 2005.
The role that language plays in racial or ethnic stereotyping and discriminatory practices is widely noted but the position of minority languages is less frequently explored. Minority languages are often subsumed in discussions of race and ethnicity and consequently remain an under-recognized aspect of prejudice and discrimination. However, political upheavals throughout Europe and the wider world together with the resurgence of assertions of ethnic identity are increasingly focusing attention on the experiences of various linguistic minorities, including the Roma, refugees and asylum-seekers as well as indigenous or long-established linguistic minorities within countries.

For more information, visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=138508

Barbara Rosenbaum
Patterns of Prejudice
79 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9RY
United Kingdom
fax: +44 (0)20 7935 3252
Email: b.rosenbaum@jpr.org.uk

Movin' on up -- I have an RSS Feed

OK...so we are movin' on up!

There is now an RSS feed for the Library Writer's Blog. I am learning about this, so please bear with me.

The URL for the XML formatted data is: http://librarywriting.blogspot.com/atom.xml

As for readers, I found a nice one (for Windows) called SharpReader. To download, visit: http://www.sharpreader.net/

CFP - 2005 ARLIS/NA Conference

2005 ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) Conference (Deadline on May 31, 2004)

The 2005 Program Committee for the 33rd ARLIS/NA Annual Conference requests program proposal submissions for the annual meeting in Houston, Texas, March 31-April 6, 2005. We invite you to propose sessions or to volunteer to share your expertise and knowledge as a presenter. The theme for the conference is Beyond Borders: Collaborative and Explorative Ventures in Arts Information.

Visit the Call for Papers Page: http://www.arlis-txmx.org/arlisna2005/programGuidelines.html

Monday, May 17, 2004

Call for manuscripts: Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography

The editors of the Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, to be published in 2005 by Routledge, NY are seeking contributing authors from a variety of backgrounds (photography, art and art history, design, cultural studies, theory and criticism, technical, etc.). This richly illustrated, three-volume, scholarly reference work is edited by Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. All of the 650 entries (ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words) will bear contributors’ names, and authors will receive a complimentary encyclopedia set for the first 2,000 words they are commissioned to write).

The Encyclopedia considers the international and interdisciplinary aspects of photography as an art form and discipline. The text--intended to be the authoritative guide to its subject well into the 21st century--covers the aesthetic as well as technical aspects of photography in entries that contextualize and historicize the practice. We encourage submissions from a range of contributors, academic and non-academic. Upper-level graduate students will also be considered. Rolling Deadlines: Summer 2004

For submission guidelines and a list of unassigned entries, see the Routledge/Taylor and Francis website: http://www.routledge-ny.com/tcphotog/ or contact Lynn M. Somers-Davis, Editor, Reference, Routledge, 29 W. 35th Street, New York, NY, 10001; email: 20cphotog@taylorandfrancis.com / fax 011 (212) 563-2269

For more information, visit: http://www.routledge-ny.com/tcphotog/

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Saturday, May 15, 2004

New Listserv -- Librarians who write! (librarianwriters)

This is a new listserv and it looks really good.

This is the list information: This list will serve as a resource for librarians who also write works of ficion, non-fiction, drama, or poetry. We'll talk about what we're writing, the process and craft of writing, advice on getting published, and peer editing / critiquing. This list is *not* focused on producing scholarly literature for library science, but discussions on this topic are welcomed.

For more information, visit,: http://lists.topica.com/lists/librarianwriters/

Library Journal Writing Opportunities

Couple of opportunities with Library Journal. For both opportunities, contact Wilda Wiliams (book review editor) at wwilliams@reedbusiness.com.

Collection Development Article on Domestic Violence - Library Journal is seeking a writer for its August collection development article on domestic violence. If you are a collection development librarian who specializes in the social sciences or who have a strong interest and background in this area, please send a writing sample to the contact above.

Popular Fiction Reviewer Wanted - Library Journal is seeking reviewers for the following areas: African American fiction, action and adventure, Westerns, technothrillers, thrillers and suspense, legal thrillers, chick lit, women's fiction, and visionary fiction (New Age fiction). Please email resume and brief writing sample (incluidng a sample book review) to the contact above.


Friday, May 14, 2004

CFP - International Conference on Information Technology

Las Vegas (April 2005)-- Submission deadline (October 29, 2004)

The rapid growth in information science and technology in general and the complexity and volume of multimedia data in particular have introduced new challenges for the research community. Of particular interest is the need for a concise representation, efficient manipulation, and fast transmission of multimedia data. Applications such as space science, telemedicine, military, and robotics deal with large volumes of data which need to be stored and processed in real time. The ITCC is an international forum which brings together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects of Information Technology. It is a gathering where the latest theoretical and technological advances on Information Technology are presented and discussed. All papers submitted to this conference will be refereed by at least two members of the ITCC program committee. The ITCC proceedings will be available at the time of the conference. The ITCC 2005 is sponsored by the Premier Hall for Advancing Science and Engineering (PHASE) and is held in cooperation with The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (NSCEE).

More Information, please visit: http://www.ee.unlv.edu/~it/Files/call.htm

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Library Quaterly -- General Information

Library Quarterly --

Since it began publishing in 1931, The Library Quarterly has maintained its commitment to informed research in all areas of librarianship--historical, sociological, statistical, bibliographical, managerial, and educational. Combining traditional patterns of investigation with newer, interdisciplinary approaches, the Quarterly seeks to interpret relevant issues and current research for the librarian, educator, administrator, and others involved with the collection and history of books.

Frequency: quarterly. Volume 74 begins January 2004. ISSN: 0024-2519. 128 pages/issue.

This journal has new co-editors: John Carlo Bertot & Wayne A. Wiegand from Florida State University.

For information on submitting artciles, visit the homepage: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/LQ/home.html

Call for Papers - Special Issue on Multimedia System Technologies for Educational Tools

Call for Papers - Special Issue on Multimedia System Technologies for Educational Tools
(deadline February 2005)

The application of multimedia system technologies to the field of education is of high interest today, due to the wide accessibility of Internet and computer technologies in the classroom. Multimedia technologies have been successfully and widely applied to teaching, learning, digital libraries, etc., in recent years. Multimedia technology for education has also been a subject of intense research. In the past ten years, the research of multimedia technology for education has been scholarly as well as practical. The expectations for the educational system have changed markedly during the past few decades. Many of the newer expectations are rooted in the rapidly increasing capabilities and availability of information technology. As a key information technology for education, multimedia technology provides a fresh perspective to pedagogy and is causing a revolution in the way educators approach the classroom. This is an important arena in which Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering impact K-University education.

Call for Papers:
http://www.ipo.tue.nl/homepages/mrauterb/publications/CfP2005-ACM-MultimediaSystemJournal.pdf

CFP -- New Visions of Suburban Life: An Interdisciplinary Conference

New Visions of Suburban Life: An Interdisciplinary Conference examines the evolving suburban context of American life.Papers exploring various components of the suburban experience are invited from a wide range of disciplines, includ-ing the social sciences and the humanities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:• The Built Environment• Changing Demographics• Defining the Suburban Family• Crime, Gangs and Security • Economic Development and Quality of Life• Education• Environmental Issues• The Growth of Cultural Life• Health and Health Care• Homeland Security• Housing Issues • Immigration• Labor and Labor Relations• Land Use Conflicts• Local Government• News Media• Nimbyism• Parks and Recreation• Race, Racism and Social Justice• Representations of Suburbia in the Arts and Popular Culture• Shopping and Shopping Malls• Technology and Suburban Community• Transportation and Mass Transit• Youth in Suburbia.

A letter of intent, a three to five-page abstract and brief curriculum vitae should be sent to the Hofstra Cultural Center by October 15, 2004. Please indicate the suggested topic that best fits your proposal or state “other.”

Call for Papers URL: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Cul_SubCall.pdf

CFP -- New Visions of Suburban Life: An Interdisciplinary Conference

New Visions of Suburban Life: An Interdisciplinary Conference examines the evolving suburban context of American life.Papers exploring various components of the suburban experience are invited from a wide range of disciplines, includ-ing the social sciences and the humanities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:• The Built Environment• Changing Demographics• Defining the Suburban Family• Crime, Gangs and Security • Economic Development and Quality of Life• Education• Environmental Issues• The Growth of Cultural Life• Health and Health Care• Homeland Security• Housing Issues • Immigration• Labor and Labor Relations• Land Use Conflicts• Local Government• News Media• Nimbyism• Parks and Recreation• Race, Racism and Social Justice• Representations of Suburbia in the Arts and Popular Culture• Shopping and Shopping Malls• Technology and Suburban Community• Transportation and Mass Transit• Youth in Suburbia.

A letter of intent, a three to five-page abstract and brief curriculum vitae should be sent to the Hofstra Cultural Center by October 15, 2004. Please indicate the suggested topic that best fits your proposal or state “other.”

Call for Papers URL: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Cul_SubCall.pdf

CFP - Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science solicits articles for publication. The journal publishes research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, and reviews of books and other media. Papers are selected by a process of peer review, with usually two independent reviews of each paper.

The editorial policy of the journal is to contribute to the advancement of information and library science in both English and French Canada by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research. The journal in concerned with research findings, understanding of issues in the field, and understanding of the history, economics, technology, or human behaviour of information or library systems and services.

See full Call for Papers Section: http://www.cais-acsi.ca/journalcalls.htm

See submission guidelines: http://www.cais-acsi.ca/guidelines.htm

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Call For Fiction Reviewers -- Library Journal

Readers interested in reviewing literary fiction, including small-press publications and works in translation, should send a resume and two sample reviews to Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, 360 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10010. Fax 646-746-6699; e-mail hoffer@reedbusiness.com.

CFR (Recipies) -- Librrarian Cookbook!

Librarian Cookbook Submissions Wanted

Submissions for inclusion in the recipe book Dewey or Don’t We? Librarians Cook will be accepted until June 20, 2004.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Dewey Cookbook it is a cookbook being written, with permission from OCLC, in which traditional cookbook organization is out the window. The Dewey number of the recipe presented along with Library of Congress subject headings will arrange this cookbook. (Along with a great index.)

Who is writing it? You! This cookbook will be by and for librarians and library lovers.

How do I submit? Please send your favorite recipe/s to the editor at:
deweycooks@mchsi.com If you prefer mail, send to: Susan Henricks, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St., Dubuque, IA 52001 Include your name and your library’s name, city, and state which will be listed with your recipe.

Categories closed include: Appetizers 641.812, Cookies. 641.8654, Cake. 641.8653 and Casserole cookery. 641.821

Profits from this cookbook will be donated to the Iowa Library Association’s Endowed Speakers Fund. The book should be ready for sale in October, 2004; should be not spiral bound; should be around $15. Watch for future postings regarding advanced sales!

CFP - Electronic Journal Management Systems (for Serials Librarian)

This is a call for papers for a special theme issue of the journal The Serials Librarian (Haworth, ISSN: 0361-526X, Jim Cole, Editor), tentatively entitled Electronic Journal Management Systems: Experiences from the Field, which I am guest editing.

We are looking for papers which deal with the emergence, development, and implementation of, and experiences with, what might broadly be called electronic journal management systems, whether home-grown or commercial. This includes (but would not be limited to) any system which manages any part of the electronic journal acquisition process, license record-keeping (including ILL provisions), web maintenance (such as A-Z lists), and link resolver systems. Final copy of accepted articles are due no later than August 1, 2004.

Please contact:

Gary Ives
Assistant Director of Acquisitions & Coordinator of Electronic Resources
Texas A&M University Libraries
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
Phone: (979) 458-0726
FAX: (979) 458-1630
Email: gives@lib-gw.tamu.edu

Library Journal -- Looking for Computer Books Reviewer for Preview this fall

Library Journal is looking for a librarian-writer with computer book acquisition experience to pen its annual Fall/Winter Computer Books Preview. The point of the article is to summarize current trends in computer book publishing and highlight titles that will be in demand during the fall/winter seasons. For more details, contact Heather McCormack, Managing Editor, at hmccormack@reedbusiness.com/646-746-7058.

NOTE -- She is great to work with on both single book reviewing and feature articles.

CFP -- Mid-Atlantic IUG Fall 2004 Conference (Innovative Users Group)

NOTE: Been a while...sorry.

CALL FOR IDEAS & PRESENTERS

Were you unable to attend IUG? Did you see something in the program that interests you? Do you know of a particular "expert" whom you would like to have present a program? Let us know! -- The leadership team of the Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group (MAIUG) is actively preparing for its Fall 2004 conference and is soliciting input and suggestions from its members.

If you presented a program at IUG and wish to reach a wider audience, consider repeating the program for our members. If you saw a program at IUG and thought, "I know all about that," volunteer to be a presenter.

This announcement is an invitation for your recommendations for presentations and presenters. If you have a particular topic you would like to see presented, or perhaps covered in a Birds-of-a-Feather session, please contact Mary Alice Peeling
(Maryalice.Peeling@law.widener.edu)
before May 30th.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Our Fall 2004 events will consist of a Pre-Conference Training Seminar and the main Conference. The Training Seminar, led by an Innovative Interfaces trainer, will be held on Thursday, October 14th. The main conference will be held on Friday, October 15th. Our host this year is Brookdale Community College (http://www.brookdale.cc.nj.us/) in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

The two half-day training seminars will cover "Create Lists and Statistics" and "Basic System Administration" (covering Management Information, Security and Access, and Millennium Administration). The pre-conference training fee will be on a sliding scale based on the number of participants we have. These will not be "hands-on" training, and there is no limit to the number of attendees (other than those imposed by the Fire
Marshall). Also, you can sign up for one or both 1/2 day sessions. Check our website (http://www.goucher.edu/library/maiug/maiug.htm) for information regarding the pre-conference training, lodging, and registration.

CONTACT INFORMATION

We'd like to make this conference a valuable learning experience. Our strength is our members' expertise. If you would like to be a presenter or a facilitator for a Birds-of-a-Feather session, please contact Mary Alice by June 30th. Presentations can cover topics presented at IUG in Boston or new topics. Staff at all levels are welcome to present programs and to attend both the training sessions and the conference itself.

Full conference details will be added to the MAIUG website as they become available.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

CFP: FibrecultureJournal

FibrecultureJournal is a peer reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social formations. The journal encourages critical and speculative interventions in the debate and discussions concerning information and communication technologies and their policy frameworks, network cultures and their informational logic, new media forms and their deployment, and the possibilities of socio-technical invention and sustainability. Other broad topics of interest include the cultural contexts, philosophy and politics of: information and creative industries, national strategies for innovation, research and development, education, media and culture, and new media arts.

The Main Journal Page: http://journal.fibreculture.org/

Call for Papers Main Page: http://journal.fibreculture.org/future.html#cfp

Currently, they are looking for general articles and one issue specificially entitled: CONTAGION AND THE DISEASES OF INFORMATION

Papers are invited for the 'Contagion and the Diseases of Information' Issue of the Fibreculture Journal, to be published in the first half of 2005. This issue will be Guest Edited by Dr Andrew Goffey. Please see the guidelines for the format and submission of contributions. These guidelines need to be followed in all cases. Contributions should be sent electronically, as attachments, to Andrew Goffey at aj_goffey@hotmail.com or a.goffey@mdx.ac.uk. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2004.

We suffer today from data-sickness, from the becoming-disease of information. The great epidemics of centuries past have been complemented by epidemics of signification propagated by media, the mimetic rivalries of desire are replaced by the replicating mechanisms of viral culture and the vampire of capital gives way to the parasite of empire. Are there any seeds for a new health, for creative potential, germs of resistance to be extracted from an ecology in which the divisions between nature and culture, matter and information, biological life and art are becoming indiscernible?

CFP: The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (Springfield, IL)

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association &the Health Science Librarians of Illinois meet together in Springfield [Illinois] (9-12 October 2004) to examine "collaboration" as a means to maximize the impact of our libraries on our clientele, organizations and communities. Please consider sharing your experiences; write a paper or present a poster. Deadline is NOW June 1, 2004

For more information, visit:

Call for Presenters: http://midwestmla.org/2004conference/papers.html

Midwest Chapter of Medical Library Assn Home Page: http://www.midwestmla.org/

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

CFP: Library Research Seminar III Learning and Growing: Inquiry into Librarianship

Library Research Seminar III Learning and Growing: Inquiry into Librarianship

Call for Participation

http://libraryresearchseminar.org/

The Third Library Research Seminar will be held in Kansas City, MO on October 14-16, 2004. Join colleagues to share research and scholarship on all aspects of librarianship. Proposals on services, access to information, facilities and technology, organizations, personnel, and the foundations of our profession are welcome.

Opportunities for Participation

JURIED PAPERS:
--Deadline for Abstracts - June 1, 2004
--Notification of Review Outcome - July 1, 2004
Proposals are invited that are based on original work in any of the areas outlined above, and focusing on any library environment. The work proposed should not have been published elsewhere. International
submissions are welcome; the conference language will be English. Presentation periods will be 35 minutes per paper. Plan on 20 minutes for the presentation itself and 15 minutes for questions. Abstracts should not exceed 1,000 words and should clearly indicate the paper's topic, method or approach, findings or conclusions, and significance.

Send abstracts to John Budd at MU/SISLT, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia, MO
65211, or in MS WORD or .rtf format to BuddJ@missouri.edu

PANELS:
--Deadline for Proposals - June 1, 2004
--Notification of Review Outcome - July 1, 2004
Proposals for panel sessions that center on a coherent theme are also invited. These proposals should focus on the above areas and any library environment. Likewise, the work should be original and not
published elsewhere. International proposals are welcome. Panel sessions will be 75 minutes in length; it is suggested that panels be limited to no more than three presenters, so that audience participation
will be possible. Proposals should not exceed 1,000 words and should detail the theme of the panel, the names of the presenters, a summary of the presenters' approaches to the theme, and the intended audience outcomes for the session.

Send proposals to John Budd at the above address.

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS
--Deadline for Poster Proposals - June 1, 2004
--Notification of Review Outcome - July 1, 2004
Doctoral students in library and information science programs are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in a poster session. Proposal format is identical to that for juried papers. Send proposals to John Budd at the above address.

The abstracts and proposals for all three forms of participations will be reviewed by members of the Seminar Planning Committee for possible inclusion in the program.

CFP: Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Literacy & Learning in the Secondary School and Early College

NOTE: Just saw this posted. The call deadline might have passed. Please contact sponsor.

Jamestown Community College's upcoming conference on Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Literacy & Learning in the Secondary School and Early College will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Norman Stahl, a professor in the Department of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University. This conference
addresses many of the issues that are inherent in the ongoing practice and development of writing across the curriculum, critical thinking, and content area reading programs occurring at the secondary school level and the first two years of college level.

Proposals are requested for panel discussions and individual presentations regarding the themes of critical thinking, writing across the curriculum, and content area reading. Subjects may range from the humanities, art, and philosophy to social sciences, business, science, and nature education.

Proposal submissions must include the following: phone number, email address, and mailing address of presenters; type of presentation; presentation description (please limit your description to 75 - 150 words); and primary thread (composition/writing across the curriculum; critical thinking and content area reading).

Send proposals to Gael Grossman, session coordinator, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY, 14701. Phone number is 716-665-5220. Email: gaelgrossman@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

For more information, visit: http://www.sunyjcc.edu/college-wide/events/callforproposals_conference.pdf

Sunday, May 02, 2004

CFP - 2004 HighEdWebDev Conference (Rochester, NY)

The program committee for the 2004 HighEdWebDev conference invite you to submit abstracts for presentations. Your presentation can cover any topic related to Web development and design that supports higher education. Topics include, but are not limited to: Accessibility, Content Management, Data Warehousing, Digital Libraries, Distance Learning, Document Imaging, E-Commerce, Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Information Retrieval, Legal Issues, Management Information Systems, Online Transaction Processing, Professional Issues, Recruiting, Security, Usability, Virtual Communities, Web Portals, & Web Standards

For more information, visit:

http://www.highedweb.org/2004/abstractreq.html

For information on the Conference, visit:
http://www.highedweb.org/2004/index.html