Tuesday, February 28, 2006

American Libraries -- General Information

American Libraries -- General Information

General info for the flagship publication from the American Library Association:


In particular:

General Guidelines:

Deadlines and Projected Themes for issues (including advertising details):

CFP: Internete@Schools West

CFP: Internete@Schools West

Call for Speakers
Internet@Schools West
October 23-24, 2006
Monterey, CA
Deadline: March 24, 2006

We’re seeking presenters for our Internet@Schools West 2006 conference, to be held in Monterey, California, October 23-24, 2006. Sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine, the conference covers practical and timely technology-related topics and technology-based tools and resources for K-12 media and technology specialists. It is held in conjunction with the Internet Librarian 2006 conference.

If you are running an innovative program through your school media or technology center that’s helping your students learn or your teachers teach, or if you are willing to share your practical tips, tools, or techniques about using technology and the Internet in schools, we want
you! Please consider volunteering to speak at Internet@Schools West.

All speakers receive a full, complimentary registration to the Internet@Schools West and Internet Librarian 2006 conferences, plus great recognition from their peers. So think over your latest success stories or technology ventures and go to http://www.infotoday.com/Internet@Schools/CallForSpeakers.shtml to
submit your proposal.

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you soon. The deadline for
proposals is March 24, so think quickly and send in your ideas!

David Hoffman
Editor, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine

New Online Magazine for Information Literacy Skills Instructors

New Online Magazine for Information Literacy Skills Instructors

NOTE: Please contact Ruth Small Drruth@syr.edu about publishing opportunities.


We are pleased to announce the premier issue of "Educators' Spotlight Digest," the first multimedia, online magazine dedicated to providing information and ideas to teachers of information literacy skills.

The contents of the inaugural issue include:
- a feature story on how kids are using the Web;
- news about relevant information literacy projects and activities;
- tips on how to address copyright issues;
- successful motivational teaching strategies submitted by library media specialists;
- valuable resources available through AASL;
- an article by a guest contributor on transforming research on student motivation into effective teaching strategies;
- amusing and poignant teaching anecdotes by a veteran classroom teacher; and
- archived issues of the publication in its previous format.

We hope you will read Educators' Spotlight Digest at http://www.sosspotlight.org/ and share the news of this valuable resource with your students and colleagues. We also hope that you'll contribute to the content of future issues (e.g., as guest writer contributors, offering motivational strategies, providing news stories related to national information literacy projects, etc.) and provide us with feedback about the quality and content of this extraordinary new resource.

"Educators' Spotlight Digest" is published three times per year and is a free, online publication of "S.O.S. for Information Literacy," a project of Syracuse University's Center for Digital Literacy, in collaboration with the American Association of School Librarians and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Ruth V. Small, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Information Studies
Director, Center for Digital Literacy
Syracuse University
340 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244
315/443-4511; 315/443-6886 (fax)

Call for Papers in Online education

Call for Papers in Online education.
Deadline for proposals April 30, 2006

We seek papers that address emerging issues in online pedagogy and instructional modeling, bridge theories with practice, and identify best practices in online teaching and learning. See
http://euphrates.wpunj.edu/faculty/ferriss101/ for details or email
bobzheng@temple.edu or FerrisS@wpunj.edu

NOTE: ALSO SEE: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=150028

Online learning has become an integral and growing factor in higher education - both in distance learning and as an adjunct to the traditional classroom. Yet the growth of online education has not been accompanied by a concomitant growth in pedagogical resources for online educators. More importantly, such growth needs to be undergirded by sound learning theories and instructional modeling. Studies show an inconsistency in online teaching and learning due to a discrepancy between theories and practice in online education. A recent Pew study found that “most online courses are organized in much the same manner as are their campus counterparts: developed by individual faculty members, with some support from the IT staff, and offered within a semester or quarter framework. Most follow traditional academic practices.” (Twigg, 2001). Evidently, educators clearly need guidance in online teaching so that they can effectively apply theories to online design and teaching and effectively utilize technology in the classroom in general and in online learning in particular.

The proposed book tries to meet the imminent needs in online education by (a) bridging theories with practice, (b) addressing emerging issues in online pedagogy and instructional modeling, and (c) identifying best practices in online teaching and learning. It examines the issues in online learning and training by focusing on two important premises:

1. Online learning and training should be based on effective modeling that is undergirded by sound theories and principles; and
2. Online learning and training should model best practices that are generalizable across disciplines and subjects.

We, therefore, call for chapters that focus on (a) sound theories that define concepts and principles that further define conditions, strategies, and performance outcomes in online instructional modeling and (b) online instruction that models best practices with an emphasis on online pedagogy, learner characteristics, communication, online learning assessment, etc.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Call for contributions: Librarians Beyond the Circ Desk

Call for contributions: Librarians Beyond the Circ Desk

Would you like to be included in Librarians Beyond the Circ Desk: Innovative Librarianship on how you became a blogger, book reviewer, host to traveling museum exhibitions, or other complimentary activities furthering librarianship? Libraries Unlimited, Scarecrow, Neal-Schuman, Linworth, and McFarland are interested.

Contributions from public, school, academic, special librarians--one 1250 word article or two articles each 1250 words, are invited. Those sending two articles both accepted will receive a complimentary book as payment. Each "how-to" article will showcase the creativity of contemporary U.S. librarians.

For example, if you design software and are an experienced grants writer, each could be a topic for an article; another combination could be setting up a new library, innovative story hours.

Article(s) and brief resume deadline is April 30, 2006. Bullets, headings are encouraged for clarity, conciseness a basic.

To check my background, enter Smallwood in the upper right

Educators as Writers: Publishing for Personal and Professional
Development, my 17th book, is forthcoming from Peter Lang.

Carol Smallwood

CFP: Library Assessment Conference - Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

CFP: Library Assessment Conference - Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

Conference Dates: September 25-27, 2006
Conference Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Call for Papers Deadline: April 15, 2006

Conference URL: http://www.arl.org/stats/laconf.html
Call for Papers URL: http://www.arl.org/stats/laconf_Proposals.pdf

The Association of Research Libraries, the University of Virginia Library, the University of
Washington Libraries and the Conference Planning Committee are pleased to issue this Call for
Proposals for the first North American conference focused on library assessment. Through a mix of keynote and invited speakers, papers in parallel sessions, poster sessions, workshops, and
discussions, we hope to build the strength and knowledge base of the library assessment

Library and information professionals and researchers with responsibility for or an interest in the broad field of library assessment with an emphasis on (but not limited) to North American
academic libraries.

Conference presentations are sought in all areas of library assessment, including the following:
Organizational Climate ~ Performance Measures ~ Collaborative Assessment ~ User Needs
Assessment ~ Organizational Infrastructure or Culture of Assessment ~ Management
Information ~ Sustainability of Assessment ~ Effectiveness of Assessment ~ Practicality of
Assessment ~ Role of Assessment in Reconceptualizing Library as Place ~ Digital Library
Assessment ~ Measuring Electronic Services ~ The Internet as Information Source ~ Value and
Impact ~ Assessment Methodologies ~ Quantitative and Qualitative Studies ~ Benchmarking

Proposals are invited for presentations in a variety of formats including papers, posters and panel discussions. Presentation sessions should be no more than 25 minutes in length including time for questions from the audience. An outline of the presentation together with appropriate
handouts and/or bibliographies (in electronic format) should be provided by August 15 for
inclusion in the conference notebook. Poster sessions are particularly welcome from attendees
and specific time will be set aside for attendees to discuss posters with the presenters. The
language of the Conference is English (bilingual French/English or Spanish/English posters will
also be accepted).

Thursday, February 23, 2006

CFP: ALAO Fall 2006 Meeting (Academic Library Association of Ohio)

CFP: ALAO Fall 2006 Meeting (Academic Library Association of Ohio)
Location: Akron, Ohio
Date: November 3, 2006
CFP Deadline: May 5, 2006

The 32nd Annual ALAO Conference "Recipes for Library Success: Ingredients, Process and Product" will offer a banquet of fresh ideas that will spark your appetite with presentations, poster sessions, vendor exhibits and key note speakers addressing a wide variety of issues related to our everyday work in academic libraries. The conference will be held in Akron, Ohio at the unique the Crowne Plaza Quaker Square. The hotel, which is the former factory for Quaker Oats, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The silos are a soaring 120 feet tall and 24 feet in diameter. Because of the shape of the silos, each room in the Crowne Plaza Quaker Square is totally round. If this has sparked your appetite for hot topic discussions, practical solutions and creative approaches to issues and challenges facing libraries, then mark your calendar for a delectable feast of ideas in Akron on November 3, 2006.


Conference Home Page:

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

CFP: Brick & Click Libraries Symposium (Reminder)

CFP: Brick & Click Libraries Symposium (Reminder)

If you’re interested, remember to submit your Brick and Click proposal by March 1, 2006!


You may present about one of the following Symposium Tracks:
+ Access Services
+ Administration
+ Collection Management
+ Technical Services
+ Instruction
+ Reference
+ Technology

Sample Topics are available at: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/sampletopics.htm

Send questions to Kathy Hart: juliah@nwmissouri.edu

We look forward to receiving your proposal, if you haven't already sent it!


The Brick & Click Libraries Symposium Team
Owens Library
Northwest Missouri State University

IUG 2006 Call for Poster Sessions (Deadline, Friday March 3,

IUG 2006 Call for Poster Sessions (Deadline, Friday March 3, 2006)
IUG 2006, Denver, Colorado
May 19-22, 2006
Poster Sessions Non-Compete Time, May 20th, 2006, 11-12noon after the opening session.

The IUG 2006 Program Committee is happy to announce a Call for Posters for the upcoming meeting in Denver, May 19th - 22nd, 2006.

This call seeks IUG members to prepare a poster session for a project, resource, workflow, tutorial, practice (well, just about anything), that will illustrate effective or creative ways that we have used the Innovative System. There will be non-compete time for poster sessions
immediately following the opening session and the poster should remain up through the rest of the conference (although you will not be required to stand by the poster after the non-compete time). During the initial period, it is hoped that you would be able to stand by your poster and
provide brief summaries of your project as people visit.

If you would like to prepare a poster for IUG 2006, please email Lynnette Erhardt (lerhard@tulsalibrary.org) directly as she is coordinating the poster sessions this year. We have to have all proposals received by Friday March 3, 2006. We will be contacting you by March 10th with the decision of the program committee. We are limited by space to 20 posters this year.

To propose a poster session, please email the following information:
* Title
* Description (around 100 words)
* Name, library & email address of each author of the poster session
* The poster space allocated to you is 4' x 8', but does not include a table this year. Full details will be posted soon.

Please note that what you submit in the proposal will be used in the program if your poster is accepted. We will not have enough time to allow for changes as we are getting close to our printing deadline.

On behalf of the IUG program and steering committees, thanks for
submitting this proposal for IUG 2006 Poster Sessions.


Lynnette Erhardt, 2006 Poster Session Coordinator

Corey Seeman, 2006 Program Committee Chair

URL for IUG 2006 (IUG Password Required):

Papers needed: Two Library Conferences in China

Papers needed: Two Library Conferences in China

I. 2006 Library Society of China (LSC) Annual Conference, Kunming,Yunnan Province tentatively in late July 2006.

LSC main theme is: the Development of the Library and Building a Harmonious Society.
LSC sub-themes are:
-Human Touch of the Library to the Public
-Building Library Law Environment in China : Law Insurance and Profession (Trade) Self-discipline
-Building, Sharing and Services of the Library Digital Resources
-Guidance for the Public Reading in a Harmonious Society

LSC paper can be written in English or in Chinese or both. Presentation language is in Chinese. The deadline is March 31, 2006. Please submit your title, abstract (in both Chinese and English) and full paper to me before March 29 so I can send it to LSC by March 31, 2006. Please send
your paper to me via email attachment follow by two hard copies and an electronic file save on a disk or a CD.

Please also send US$20 for the LSC paper review fee if you want to compete for the First, Second and Third Awards. Winning papers of the first and the second awards will be published in the 2006 LSC Conference Proceedings and the 2006 LSC Discussion Papers respectively.

LSC Registration Fee: tba.

For more information please contact: Sally C. Tseng, Executive Director Chinese American Librarians Association P.O. Box 4992 Irvine, CA 92612 Tel.: 949-552-5615 Fax: 949-857-1988 Email: sctseng888@yahoo.com

II. The Third (SILF) Shanghai International Library Forum, August 17-19,
2006, Shanghai, China. The Shanghai Library is the host. Shanghai is China's largest city -- a business, industrial, and multi-cultural metropolistan city in Eastern China.

SILF Theme: Management Innovation and Library Services
SILF sub-topics are as follows:
-Corporate Culture
-Marketing and Promotion
-Crisis Management
-Performance Measurement
-User Services

Please submit the abstract of your paper to me by March 15, 2006. The deadline for submitting full SILF papers is May 20, 2006.

Papers submitted shall be original research work or descriptions of practical experience, which have not been published in any other periodicals or proceedings. All the papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by the Professional Committee of SILF 2006. The Shanghai Library will publish conference proceedings. The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings. Library Management, a journal, will also publish selected papers from this forum as a special issues.

Please furnish the following information:
a. Title of paper
b. Abstract of the paper (no more than 300 words)
c. Author(s) and Organization
d. Author presenting the paper (in case of multi-authors)
e. Address including e-mail address, phone and fax numbers

Visit the SILF 2006 website at: http://www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2006 for format of the paper.

SILF Registration Fee:
Early Bird: Before June 30, 2006, US$180* per person. After June 30, 2006: $200 per person. Special discount to the members of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) (10 or more for group price): US$160* per person. After June 30, 2006: $200 per person. *

1. Conference registration fee includes conference materials, meals (dinner on August 17, 2006 and lunch and dinner on August 18, 2006), cultural event and beverage during the conference.
2. A receipt will be given to the participant upon his/her arrival in Shanghai.

For more information please contact:

Sally C. Tseng, Executive Director
Chinese American Librarians Association
P.O. Box 4992
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel.: 949-552-5615
Fax: 949-857-1988
Email: sctseng888@yahoo.com

Monday, February 20, 2006

CFP: Information Online Conference 2007

CFP: Information Online Conference 2007
Conference Location: Darling Harbour (Sydney, Australia)
January 30 - February 1, 2007

How are you using some of the exciting new technologies, have you implemented a new system at work, have you faced some difficult challenges and won (or lost) and lived to tell the tale? - then we would like to hear from you. Share your trials and tribulations with your colleagues.

Call for Papers URL:

Links to previous conference (to see what has been presented in the past):

For information, contact: aleks@conferenceaction.com.au

From the Call for Papers:

Content streams will be based on the following topic areas:
1 Changing face of service delivery – including reference and new models of reference, desktop delivery, aggregators, outsourcing, off shoring, client management, collaboration, eReserves, what is being offered to the public, managing in both in a physical and virtual world

2 Content Management – including enterprise content management

3 Copyright & Digital Rights Management

4 E-learning & Information literacy – education for clients, online learning

5 Information Architecture – including folksonomies, intranets, mesh networks, location aware technologies, social software, portals, SOAs, taxonomies, web bridges, websites, extranets, metadata, useability and interoperability

6 Information Management – including digital asset management, branding, data mining, globalisation, information governance, sharing of resources, open access publishing, repositories, managing a hybrid collection, new trends and future directions

7 Information Metrics – including changing demographics, customising services for clients, measuring techniques, how to ensure quality & integrity, teaching end-users about quality/integrity, implementing quality initiatives, information audits, ROI on information services

8 Information Quality/Integrity – including digital preservation & curation, grey literature

9 Information Security including authentication, risk management

10 Knowledge Management – virtual communities

11 New Technologies – including Blackberry, BLOGS, converging of technologies, disruptive technologies, I Burst, MPS, PDA’s, P2P, podcasting, RFID, RSS, Satellite, Smart cards, SMS,
streaming, when to invest/when to ignore, VOIP, Wikis, XML

12 Professional Development – including marketing, negotiating, converging of professions, information, records,document & knowledge management, education, succession planning,
effective practices, competencies, publishing trends and models, skills shortage

13 Search Tools & Techniques – desktop search, federated search, single search interfaces, end-user training, cutting edge techniques, future of search

CFP: Wikis, Authority and the Public Sphere (3/15/06; MLA '06)

CFP: Wikis, Authority and the Public Sphere (3/15/06; MLA '06)
Proposed MLA Special Session organized by Dr. Amit Ray (Department of Language and Literature) and Erhardt Graeff (Department of Information Technology), Rochester Institute of Technology.

Please send 250-word abstract and CV by March 15th to: axrgsl@rit.edu

"Wikis, Authority and the Public Sphere"

As social computing practices continue to modify and transform how cultural texts can be generated and circulated, written communities fostered and sustained by wikis offer some insight into the possibilities and pitfalls of dynamic, group authored content production. The fame (and infamy) of Wikipedia as an example of on-line wiki-activity begins to address some of the theoretical issues about authorship raised in late structuralist and poststructuralist thought. For many in the humanities and social sciences, the de-centering of authorship in favor of discursive and systemic modes more attuned to power and historicity across the field of
representation has led to novel methods for critical interpretation and evaluation. As such, this panel will consider the avenues by which wiki activity and related social computing phenomena further complicate traditional notions of authorship and, thus, associated issues of authority, originality and value.

Wikis are software programs that allow users to create and edit web pages with a web browser. The implications of open access on the creation and editing of content is profound. In an unprecedented way, wikis allow for discourse to emerge that is continually negotiated
and articulated through a community of users; sometimes, literally, thousands of interlocutors. The properties of texts that have emerged from active collaboration test the boundaries of established avenues of knowledge production and modern institutions of knowledge and
authority. The recent controversies surrounding Wikipedia speak to the sense of encroachment felt by many established media and information outlets.

This panel seeks papers that analyze and assess prominent examples of wki collaboration from various theoretical perspectives. We seek papers that address how wikis function in the context of established media and the public sphere. As wikis present the attendant risks associated with any social forum (misrepresentation, hate-speech, hoaxes, vandalism, and the like), how do wiki communities debate, shape and regulate the mores, practices, even the terminology, of public discourse?

Amit Ray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literary and Cultural Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Liberal Arts, 06-2309
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585 475-2437
Fax: 585 475-7120

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

ACRL announces Call for Proposals for 2007 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference

ACRL announces Call for Proposals for 2007 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for a half-day or full-day workshop or preconference to be held prior to the 2007 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting or the 2007 ALA Annual Conference. Submissions will be accepted through April 3, 2006.

Professional development programs should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles. Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged. Programs can be either half-day or full-day sessions.


2007 Midwinter Meeting. ACRL workshops will be held on Friday, January 19, 2007, in Seattle.
2007 ALA Annual Conference. ACRL preconferences will be held on Friday, June 22, 2007, in Washington, D.C.


Proposals should be submitted via the online proposal form: https://marvin.foresightint.com/surveys/Tier1Survey/ACRL/091

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 3, 2006.

For more information, visit:

Proposals will be evaluated for clarity, originality, and timeliness. Special attention will be given to proposals that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:
--Generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of academic and research libraries
--Demonstrate innovative thinking and/or new perspectives
--Contribute ideas for positioning academic and research librarians to be leaders both on and off campus
--Present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology
--Incorporate at least one active learning exercise
--Demonstrate how learning outcomes would be achieved

Notifications will be issued in late April 2006. Questions? Contact Margot S. Conahan at msutton@ala.org; 312-280-2522.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

Monday, February 13, 2006



Lindy C. Boggs
International Conference Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
December 4-5, 2006
Deadline May 1, 2006

Conference Information

The Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature offers a global platform situated and constructed for the R&D community. One that is focussed on the state of the art in grey literature with applications and innovative uses in and for science and technology. The past three conferences in the GL-Series have brought to the forefront grey literature in networked environments, works-in-progress, and open access to resources. GL8 must now harness all of this in an effort to demonstrate the power of grey to other information professionals as well as policy and decision makers, funding bodies and new investors.

GL8 provides a solid platform in a metropolitan city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This city and costal region is now in the throws of reconstruction unprecedented in recent history. The grey literature community is offered a tiered challenge this December in New Orleans. They are asked to demonstrate the state of the art in their field. They are encouraged to incorporate new and emerging areas in grey S&T. And, they are charged to address echelons within their own organizations responsible for the appropriation of material and human resources.

“Harnessing the Power of Grey” is outlined here by four main themes dealing with
--Collection Development, Collection Policies, and Collection Rescue
--Metadata schemes, Repositories and Software, Standards and Quality Assessment
--The Economics of grey, funding sources, production costs, pricing, and investment
--Licensing, intellectual property, copyright, and other rights issues

GL8 will provide the R&D community with a variety of settings in the presentation of their research results. These range from plenary and parallel sessions to panels and roundtables. On behalf of the Program Committee, I take this opportunity to welcome your contribution in finalizing the conference program.

Call for Papers

Participants who seek to present a paper at GL8 are invited to submit an English abstract between 400-500 words. The abstract should deal with the problem/goal, the research method/procedure, as well as costs related to the project, and the anticipated results/conclusions of the research. The abstract should include the title of the paper, the names of the author(s), and full address information.

Due Date and format used for submission
The abstract must be emailed on or before May 1st 2006 in MS Word. The author will receive written verification upon its receipt. The GL8 Program Committee will then use these abstracts to finalize the Conference Program.


PDF version of the call for papers:

Web Version:

Call for Paper Proposals: STS Research Forum, ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS), ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, 2006.

Call for Paper Proposals: STS Research Forum, ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS), ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, 2006.

The deadline for Paper Proposals wanted for the ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS) Research Forum, ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, 2006 has been extended through Friday, February 24th. Review of submissions will begin immediately and successful submitters will be notified by March 6th.

The ACRL Science and Technology Section's (STS) Research Committee invites submission of abstracts of research papers to be given at the STS Forum for Science & Technology Library Research on Sunday, June 25, 2006, from 4:00-6:00 pm at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The Research Forum provides an excellent opportunity to share recent research addressing issues in science and technology librarianship in its broadest sense. Two proposals will be selected through a blind review process on the basis of timeliness, evidence of scholarship, and relevance to science and technology librarianship.

ABSTRACT: An abstract not exceeding 250 words should convey the title and purpose of the project, its scope, methodology, conclusions, and relevance to science and technology librarianship. Priority will be given to papers that indicate research analyses, either quantitative or qualitative. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: February 24, 2006. The STS Research Committee will select papers for the New Orleans session through a blind
review process on the basis of timeliness, thoughtfulness, and relevance to sci/tech librarianship.

PAPERS: Acceptance of proposals reflects a commitment by the author(s) to provide presentations of no longer than 30 minutes at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

SUBMISSIONS: Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to Karen Grigg at grigg012.mc.duke.edu

, Co-Chair of the STS Research Committee. Be sure to include your name, institution, phone, fax, and e-mail address. STS Research Committee and STS Program Planning Committee Contacts for STS Research Committee questions:

William Simpson
Senior Assistant Librarian, Reference Department
University of Delaware

Karen Stanley Grigg
Head, Collection Development and Electronic Resources
Duke University Medical Center Library

Monday, February 06, 2006

Call for Panel Participants for AHA (American Historical Assn.) 2007: History as a Hobby

Call for Panel Participants for AHA (American Historical Assn.) 2007: History as a Hobby
Location: Georgia, United States

I am hoping to organize a panel that explores various aspects of doing history as a hobby from the 19th century until today. I am particularly, but not exclusively, interested in papers that trace the development of various aspects of history as a hobby over time and analyze its relationship to professional history. I am also interested in papers that reflect on the practice of history as a hobby today. My own work deals with the development of genealogy as a hobby.
If you are interested, please email me by February 12, 2006. A detailed panel proposal will need to be turned in by February 15, 2006.

Katharina Hering
George Mason University

Thursday, February 02, 2006

CFP: 6th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium

CFP: 6th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium
Conference Date: Friday, November 3, 2006
Submission Deadline – March 1, 2006

6th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium
Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Missouri.

What is the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium"?
It is a one-day practical symposium of relevance to academic libraries supporting traditional and online resources/services. The symposium provides a forum for considering the evolving needs of library users.

What topics are you looking for?
We are looking for presentations that address the needs of brick and click library users. Presentations may cover, but are not limited to, the topics listed at: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/sampletopics.htm

Is there an opportunity to publish a paper along with giving a presentation?
Yes! For more information, go to: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/presenters.htm

How do I submit a proposal?
Submit your proposal online at: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/presenterform.htm

What if I have other questions about proposals?
Send questions to Kathy Hart: juliah@nwmissouri.edu

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

ALA Annual 2006 Poster Sessions -- Deadline extended to February 5th

ALA Annual 2006 Poster Sessions -- Deadline extended to February 5th

The deadline for ALA Poster Session Applications has been extended through Sunday, February 5th. Review of the sessions will begin immediately follwing, and successful applicants will be notified by March 31st.

The application form is available on the poster session website at http://www.lib.iastate.edu/ala
The website also provides rules and guidelines for presenting poster sessions, helpful hints in applying, subject categories for sessions, frequently asked questions, and photos of sample poster sessions.

Please contact me, Jody Condit Fagan, Chair of the ALA Poster Session Review Panel, with any questions: faganjc@jmu.edu. If you’d rather call, my phone number is 1-540-568-4265.

The deadline for submitting an application is now February 5th, 2006. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2006 whether their poster sessions have been accepted for presentation at the conference. Poster sessions will be presented on June 24, 25, and 26 at the New Orleans

Jody Fagan
Chair, ALA Poster Session Review Panel
Digital Services Librarian
James Madison University