Friday, March 31, 2006

CFP: Children's Literature Sessions at Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Fall 2006 Meeting

CFP: Children's Literature Sessions at Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Fall 2006 Meeting

Papers engaging with any aspect of children's literature and culture are invited for possible presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Oct. 27-29, 2006. Specific panels are likely to include GLOBAL GIRLHOOD and CHILDREN'S MATERIAL CULTURE, but all topics will be considered. Fully-assembled panels of 3-4 participants are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts by April 30 to Angela Sorby, Area Chair,

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 6-7, 2006
Savannah, GA
Proposals due no later than April 3, 2006

Proposals are currently being accepted for the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy.

Submit On Line at

What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. The 2006 Conference on Information Literacy invites proposals for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy, including but not limited to:
EFFECTIVE MEANS of developing information literacy skills in learners.
PARTNERSHIPS between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills.
INFORMATION LITERACY across the disciplines.
ASSESSMENT of information literacy initiatives.
INTELLECTUAL property, copyright, an plagiarism in the digital age.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Bede Mitchell at or Dr. Janice Walker

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
an "information literate individual" is able to:
+ Determine the extent of information needed
+ Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
+ Evaluate information and its sources critically
+ Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
+ Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
+ Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

For Registration or Exhibitor Information Contact:
Jan Reynolds at

For more information regarding the conference visit

Deborah Champion
Program Management
Continuing Education Center
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8124
Statesboro, GA 30460
FAX 912-681-0306 or 912-486-7760

CFP: Harry Potter (Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/ American Studies Association )

CFP: Harry Potter (Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/ American Studies Association )

Abstracts and proposals on the Harry Potter phemomenon are sought for the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/ American Studies Association October
17-29 2006 in Baltimore, Md. I am interested in the cultural affect of the
kinds of apparel, spin-off stories and the generaal enthusiaism for J .K.
Rowland's series found even among adult but also children. Deadline June 1 to Richard
Currie at or

CFP: Clipping Services and Modernism (Modernist Studies Conference - October 2006)

CFP: Clipping Services and Modernism (Modernist Studies Conference - October 2006)

For the 8th Modernist Studies Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22, 2006) I am looking for papers for a session on the surprisingly energetic involvement with clipping services by modernist writers. What can clipping services tell us about modernism and individual
modernist writers? How did writers use clipping services? What does the use of clipping services reveal about modernist relations to mass culture? What kinds of knowledge do these archives reveal? What potential for research is there?

Please send a maximum 500-word abstract by April 21 to Len Diepeveen

Leonard Diepeveen
Professor and Chair
Department of English
Dalhousie University
(902) 494-6873

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Call for Programs: 2006 Management and Administration Conference (Ohio)

Call for Programs: 2006 Management and Administration Conference (Ohio)

The OLC is now accepting programs for the Management and Administration Conference on November 1-2, 2006 in Columbus. The conference planning committee is seeking programs in the areas of administration, management, library accounting, human resources, and public relations.

The committee will review all programs and notify all who submit on the status of their program offering. If you are interested in submitting a program idea for the Management and Administration Conference, please follow these directions:

Download the program form in Microsoft Word at this URL:
(If you are asked for a network password just click cancel.) Complete the form in Word and save the document.

Fax the completed form to OLC at (614) 416-2270 or send the form as an attachment via e-mail to

The program submission deadline for the Management and Administration Conference is June 2, 2006. If you have questions about any aspect of this process, contact Jeannine Wilbarger, Management and Administration Conference Program Chair ( or 419-259-5278), or Wayne Piper, Director of Professional Development at OLC ( or 614-416-2258).

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Call for Papers Open Education 2006: Community, Culture, and Content

Call for Papers Open Education 2006: Community, Culture, and Content
Center for Open and Sustainable Learning at Utah State University
Conference dates are September 26-29, 2006
Submission deadline is April 30, 2006


Conference dates are September 26-29, 2006

Submission deadline is April 30, 2006
The field of open education is gaining momentum around the world. Literally
hundreds of open education projects are springing up from Tokyo to Boston to
Paris to Beijing. Over 2000 courses are now available through OpenCourseWare
projects alone. Add to this the growing number of open access learning
object repositories, increases in the number and quality of open source
educational software projects, the open education work agencies like UNESCO
and the OECD are doing, and the field is diversifying as quickly as it is

Open Education 2006: Community, Culture, and Content is a multidisciplinary
event designed to promote the discussion of the variety of research,
development, and other activities necessary to move the field of open
education forward.

Prepare a short description (50 words or less) and an abstract (500 words)
describing your topic, project, and/or research related to one or more of
the conference themes.

Conference Themes:

- Social, Cultural, and Technical Aspects of Open Educational Resources
- Social, Cultural, and Technical Aspects of Tools and Software Supporting Open Education
- Social, Cultural, and Technical Aspects of Reusing and Remixing

Acceptance announcements will be made by June 30, 2006. If accepted, we
strongly encourage you to submit the full paper for publication in the
conference proceedings. Full papers are due no later than August 15, 2006.

*All* submissions (short description, abstract and full papers) and
presentations must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
License (

For more info please see the conference website ( or email

Acceptance decisions will be made based on the following criteria:

A submission is RELEVANT when

- it directly address one or more of the conference themes

A submission is SIGNIFICANT when

- it raises and discusses issues important to improving the effectiveness and/or sustainability of open education efforts, and
- its contents can be broadly disseminated and understood

A submission is ORIGINAL when

- it addresses a new problem or one that hasn't been studied in depth,
- it has a novel combination of existing research results which promise new insights, and / or
- it provides a perspective on problems different from those explored before

A submission is of HIGH QUALITY when

- existing literature is drawn upon, and / or
- claims are supported by sufficient data, and / or
- an appropriate methodology is selected and properly implemented, and / or
- limitations are described honestly

A submission is CLEARLY WRITTEN when

- it is organized effectively, and / or
- the English is clear and unambiguous, and / or
- it follows standard conventions of punctuation, mechanics, and citation, and / or
- the readability is good

Monday, March 20, 2006

ALCTS 50th Anniversary Publication: Call for Authors

ALCTS 50th Anniversary Publication: Call for Authors

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ALCTS and LRTS, ALCTS is looking for authors who would like to contribute an essay or other short piece on a topic of interest that would carry the anniversary's theme: Commemorating Our Past; Celebrating Our Present; Creating Our Future. These essays would be published in a commemorative book or on the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Web page. If you are interested or know someone you think might want to contribute, please send your name or your recommendation plus a topic and short description to with "50th Pub Idea" as the subject line.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

CFP: Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular

CFP: Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular


Call for Papers:

Submissions Page:

The University of Southern California’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy is pleased to announce a third annual Fellowship program for summer 2006 to foster innovative research for its digital publishing venture, Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular.

First launched in 2005, Vectors is an international electronic journal dedicated to expanding the potentials of academic publication via emergent and transitional media. Moving well beyond the
text-with-pictures format of much electronic scholarly publishing, Vectors brings together visionary scholars with cutting-edge designers and technologists to propose a thorough rethinking of the dynamic relationship of form to content in academic research, focusing on the
ways technology shapes, transforms and reconfigures social and cultural relations.

Vectors adheres to the highest standards of quality in a strenuously reviewed format. The journal is edited by Tara McPherson and Steve Anderson, with Creative Directors Erik Loyer and Raegan Kelly and Lead Programmer Craig Dietrich, and is guided by the collective knowledge of a prestigious international board.

Call for Contributors for "Biz of Acq" column of the journal: Against the Grain.

Call for Contributors for "Biz of Acq" column of the journal: Against the Grain.

Against the Grain is a practice-oriented library journal. Its goal is to provide acquisitions librarians in all types of libraries, and information sellers, with current information on events in the field and practical insights into acquisitions techniques and processes. The "Biz of Acq" column features discussions of key acquisitions topics by working librarians.

Following are ideas for upcoming "Biz of Acq" articles. Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own.
-Organizational restructuring and its impact on acquisitions departments
-How libraries fit acquisition and management of electronic resources into their organizational structures
-How to recruit acquisitions librarians and staff
-Training for acquisitions work: live courses, Web-based instruction, internships, and conferences. Is acquisitions adequately covered?
-Coping with cuts in acquisitions budgets
-Making a transition to an all-electronic collection
-Acquiring and managing data sets
-Purchasing e-books and managing e-book collections
-Acquiring media and other special materials: sources, contacts, concerns
-Buying from non-U.S. Vendors
-ILS migrations from the acquisitions librarian's viewpoint
-Role of consortia in acquisitions and collection management
-Acquisitions and accounting practices
-Using EDI in library acquisitions
-Changing roles of subscription agents
-Serials acquisitions and electronic journals

Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1300-1500 words (4-6 pages, double-spaced). Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.

If you are interested in writing for "Biz of Acq", please contact the column editor:

Audrey Fenner
Head, Acquisitions
Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE, LM-220 MS 7481
Washington, DC 20540-7481

CFP: Special issue of Innovate Online on the implications of the Net (echo boomer) generation for teaching and learning.

CFP: Special issue of Innovate Online on the implications of the Net (echo boomer) generation for teaching and learning.


In a recent blog, one Internet maven described how his 15-year-old son made a live VOIP telephone call from his digital camera. No, the camera wasn't designed for that but, yes, he was able to make it work. He is not alone. We have a tsunami of very different people headed for our campuses. You might view the situation as the ocean having just retreated from the shore, with the mass of the real wave just about to appear.

The new generation in secondary schools and arriving on college campuses has been referred to with a variety of names: Millenials, Echo Boomers, and the Net Generation. The latter is the term used by Diana and Jim Oblinger in their recent EDUCAUSE book, Educating the Net Generation. The expectations, attitudes, and fluency with technology of this new generation presents both a challenge and an opportunity for education. How can educational institutions plan now for these challenges? What will be effective teaching and learning strategies for this generation? How are students using technology? What are the expectations of this generation? How might they transform higher education during their matriculation? These are some of the questions well worth trying to answer in a special issue of Innovate.

Terry Calhoun, of the Society for College and University Planning, and Chris Davis of Baker College are the guest editors for this issue. Please follow our submission guidelines at and send your manuscript to the guest editors (; and to me ( by July 30, 2006.

CFP: Encylopedia of Punk Rock (Sobriquet Magazine)

CFP: Encylopedia of Punk Rock (Sobriquet Magazine)

The editors of Sobriquet Magazine are pleased to announce an ongoing electronic project, the Sobriquet Magazine Encyclopedia of Punk Rock.

Writers should ideally have significant knowledge of punk rock music and culture as well as experience writing for encyclopedias aimed at a general audience.

A non-profit publication, Sobriquet cannot pay for contributions but will include a byline for each entry. We are currently looking for essays on the following bands, people, and zines.


Sobriquet Magazine Home Page:

Encyclopedia of Punk:

Information for contributors:

Available entires:

Saturday, March 18, 2006

ICDL (International Conference on Digital Libraries) Issues Call for Papers

ICDL (International Conference on Digital Libraries) Issues Call for Papers
New Delhi, India
December 5-8, 2006
Deadline: June 1, 2006


The International Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and related issues. It aims to consolidate and expand concerted efforts to bridge the digital divide. ICDL2006 proposes to focus on Information Management for Global Access through the creation, adoption, implementation and utilization of digital libraries.

You are invited to submit your papers to the 2nd International Conference on Digital Libraries, to be held in New Delhi, India 5-8 December, 2006. Contributions are invited for conference sessions, tutorials, poster presentations and workshops.

TOPICS: The relevant topics include the following (but not limited to): · Planning, development, and management of digital libraries · Online information management · Content organization and knowledge management · System scalability and interoperability · Semantics, thesauri, and ontology · Information storage and retrieval for global access · Open archives initiatives · User studies and system evaluation · E-learning · Multi-lingual information retrieval system and unicode · Digital divide · Digital preservation · Standards in digital library design and development · Dublin core and metadata standards · DRM and copyrights issues · Digital library services · Digital library network and information sharing · E-publishing · Economic issues of DL and e-learning · Tools and techniques for DL · DL models and architectures

Paper Submission Information:
All papers must be original in contribution and authors are expected to transfer the copyright to TERI. Papers must be written in English and limited to 5000 words. Each paper should contain a list of about five keywords. The paper should also mention the topic under which it falls from the above list of topics or any other. Send your paper in MS Word (any version) format. For Detail submission details and author guidelines, please refer to the conference website. Full paper should be submitted electronically at ( by 1 June, 2006.

CFP: ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium 2006

CFP: ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium 2006
Pathways & Possibilities
The John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
December 1-2, 2006
Deadline March 31, 2006


Conference Home:

See also:

The next generation of library and information professionals are making an impact on the world. ALIA’s New Graduates Group has been an early participant in the new wave of professional engagement. The ALIA New Librarians' Symposium is the premier event for new library and information professionals, and past events have been hugely successful.

NLS2006 will run with two streams, allowing more time for peer presentations, and will include a variety of information delivery formats including workshops and a debate. Successful elements from past symposia will be retained, such as the Resume Review programme. NLS2006 will demonstrate the influential position now held by new professionals in the information industry.

Symposium themes
Proposals for papers, workshops, panels and other presentations are invited in the following themes, pathways and possibilities:

Pathways illustrate the practical steps we need to further our career and profession. Topics in the pathways theme include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Leadership, teamwork and management
-Moving skills, sectors and specialties
-Non-library career pathways
-Career planning and mentoring
-Practical skills within and beyond the workplace
-Communicating your success through research
-Professional development and "keeping up" strategies
-Planning education and training
-Maintaining balance and motivation

Possibilities is all about the big picture - the assumptions underpinning our profession, and what the future holds for us. Topics in the possibilities theme include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Innovative uses of technology
-Building communities with social software
-Information literacy
-Ethics, social responsibility and advocacy
-Access to information, equity, censorship and privacy
-The future of the profession
-Our place in the world
-Research for new professionals - where can it take us?
-Where to now? Moving beyond the "new librarian" model

First-time presenters, early career LIS researchers and research students are particularly invited to submit a proposal. NLS2006 is an opportunity for you to inspire and speak to your peers about issues that affect you.

Abstracts are due by March 31 and should consist of no more than 300 words. Please note that acceptance of the abstract does not mean acceptance of the paper or proposal, which will be considered against other abstracts received. You have the option of selecting peer-review at the time you submit your abstract.

Friday, March 17, 2006

CFP: From D-Lib Magazine (March 2006)

CFP: From D-Lib Magazine (March 2006)

Calls for Participation
Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, 25 - 27 September 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 April 2006.

"The conference will focus on using data to improve library service, and will include sessions on customer surveys, focus groups, learning outcomes, organizational climate surveys, performance metrics, evaluating electronic services and resources, and related marketing and management issues. "

For more information, please see

Harnessing the Power of Grey: Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature, 4 - 5 December 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Call for papers. The abstract submission deadline is 1 May 2006.

"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."

For more information, please see

International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2006), 5 - 8 December 2006, New Delhi, India. Call for papers. The submission date is 1 May 2006.

"ICDL is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and related issues. It aims to consolidate and expand concerted efforts to bridge the digital divide. ICDL2006 proposes to focus on Information Management for Global Access through the creation, adoption, implementation and utilization of DLs. It also intends to offer a common platform to put forth innovative ideas, discuss classical knowledge management and DL concepts in an open forum, and promote closer cooperation between experts and end-users. About 40 renowned and experienced speakers from India and abroad will be sharing their experiences. For detail information about the conference please visit the website."

For more information, please see

International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies, InSciT2006, 25 - 28 October 2006, Mérida, Spain. Call for papers. The submission date for abstracts is 1 May 2006.

"The conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to information sciences and technologies today. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in this multidisciplinary field, as well as numerous papers, and workshop presentations by researchers and practitioners."

For more information, please see

Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication, 14 - 17 September 2006, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 15 May 2006.

"The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) project was founded at the University of Michigan in 1999 to reinvent scholarship by creating fully searchable texts of thousands of titles printed across three hundred years and two continents of English and American history."

For more information about suggested topics, please see

Monday, March 13, 2006

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2006

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2006

Discovering New Resources • Demystifying Web Technologies
Internet Librarian International 2006
October 16-17, 2006 • Copthorne Tara Hotel, London
Deadline March 30, 2006

Conference Home:
Submission Form:

Call for Speakers

Information Today invites proposals for presentations at Internet Librarian International 2006, to be held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London, UK, 16-17 October 2006. We are looking for a mix of papers for conference sessions, workshops, and short tutorials. Our emphasis is on the practical rather than theoretical; we are seeking case studies and proposals about initiatives in your library, not product pitches or overviews. If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please click here to submit your ideas (deadline: 30 March 2006).

It's an exciting, exhilarating, sometimes exhausting world for Internet Librarians. New technologies, companies, products and services appear at an astonishing rate. We're encountering Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 and not sure what either means for us in the real world of libraries and for our clients. How to decipher what it all means to information professionals? What has worked in your work environments and what has not? Share your experiences and thoughts with your colleagues during Internet Librarian International.

Possible topics (but don't let this limit your imagination):

Web search
Federated search
Digital libraries/collections
Social software and social networking
Blogs, wikis, podcasts
Libraries as publishers
Taxonomies, folksonomies
Gaming in the library
Information policy
Web site usability
Needs assessment Findability
Internet resources
Web 2.0
Library 2.0
Open access; open source
Distance learning
Information management
Web design
Content management
Training and teaching

The Advisory Committee will review all submissions. Notification regarding acceptance will be made this summer. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a complimentary registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a reception. October is a perfect time to visit London, and the Copthorne Tara Hotel is centrally located and reasonably priced.

Please include all details requested on the Proposal Form. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and notification of acceptance will be made in June. (Due to the volume, it is impossible to acknowledge receipt of your proposal, but the committee read and re-read all proposals carefully.)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Call for Paper Proposals: Composition & Copyright (Edited Collection)

Call for Paper Proposals: Composition & Copyright (Edited Collection)

Eds. Steve Westbrook, Ph.D. & Timothy Hodge, Esq.

We are seeking 500-word proposals for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that examines the relationship between copyright law and the activities of writing, researching, teaching, and learning. Regardless of the particular activity or combination of activities under discussion, we are concerned primarily with the legal, questionably legal, and illegal production and distribution of texts, which we define broadly to include verbal, print, auditory, visual, and new media, as well as computer code.

We have divided the collection into three major sections. Section One examines the law itself. Essays in this section discuss recent developments in legislation (e.g., the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and examine implications for the public commons, the academy, and writers and artists who rely on practices of appropriation and transformation. Section Two focuses specifically on English studies and explores the challenges that current copyright law presents to the rapidly changing discipline and increasingly media-literate population of English majors. Section Three surveys a range of perspectives from across the disciplines. It offers evidence of the ways in which professionals, teachers, and students within fields as diverse as art history and biology have been affected by and responded to the enforcement of copyright and intellectual property laws. We welcome contributions to any of the three sections listed above.

Essays may take a variety of forms: e.g., textual studies, case studies, theoretical examinations, experiential and historical narratives, experimental research. Deadline for submission of proposals is August 10, 2006. Please email proposals and queries to Dr. Steve Westbrook:

Steve Westbrook
Assistant Professor of English
Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834

Call for Book Chapters: Acquisitions of e-journals

Call for Book Chapters: Acquisitions of e-journals

For a book I am compiling and editing on the topic of ejournals management and access, I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who might be interested in writing a chapter/section about one of the following acquisitions-related topics:

- budgets and collection policies in (especially academic) libraries

- overview of licensing and negotiation

- the decline of print

Please reply to me directly (and not to the list) if this appeals, or if you need more information.



Wayne Jones
Head, Central Technical Services
Queen's University Library
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B100A
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 5C4
T (613) 533-2802
F (613) 533-6819

Saturday, March 11, 2006



JASAT, the publication of the American Studies Association of Texas, is a peer-reviewed journal that exists to focus interdisciplinary attention on thematic, methodological, and pedagogical issues in American culture. Each annual issue includes short reviews (approximately 400 words) of books relevant to scholarship in American Studies, with emphasis on Texas, Southern and Southwestern United States, and/or Northern Mexico.

If you are interested in reviewing for JASAT, contact Steven Schroeder, Book Review Editor, at Please indicate the title you’d like to review and briefly outline your qualifications. Deadline for review submissions is 1 July 2006.

A list of books available for review, updated regularly, is online at:

Thursday, March 09, 2006

CFP: Transborder Library Forum (FORO)

CFP: Transborder Library Forum (FORO)
Arizona State University Libraries
February 20-24, 2007
Deadline (see bottom of posting)

See this link for more information:
Conference Home:

The 2007 Transborder Library Forum (FORO) Program Planning Committee is pleased to invite original proposals for Papers, Workshops, Round Tables, and Poster Sessions that support this year's theme and FORO objectives; as well as volunteers willing to moderate Plenary and Concurrent Sessions for the 2007 FORO, hosted by Arizona State University Libraries February 20-24, 2007 in Tempe, Arizona.

Foro Goals and Objectives

FORO, the Transborder Library Forum, is a volunteer organization that cultivates a venue for the cooperative exchange of ideas, and the discussion of experiences and efforts concerning the provision of library services in the border regions between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

FORO objectives include:

-strengthening links among information professionals concerned with building information bridges across international borders;
-planning and implementing cooperative projects between libraries across geographic borders;
-facilitating the development of resource networks;
-introducing librarians to current commercial library products and services;
sharing our cultural heritage while promoting literary and library services.

Proposals should be submitted by April 30, 2006 but no later than July 15, 2006 to the following:

FORO 2007 Program Planning Committee

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

CFP: Society For Textual Scholarship Conference 2007

CFP: Society For Textual Scholarship Conference 2007

The Society for Textual Scholarship
Fourteenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference
March 14-17, 2007, New York University
Deadline for Proposals: October 31, 2006

The Program Chairs invite the submission of full panels or individual papers devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of contemporary textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and mark-up of texts in disciplines such as literature, history, musicology, classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of science and technology, computer science, library science, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies, media studies, theater, linguistics, and textual and literary theory. The Program Chairs are particularly interested in papers and panels, as well as workshops and roundtables, on the following topics, aimed at a broad, interdisciplinary audience:

-Textual environments
-Textual cultures
-Textual ruins
-Textual arts, including the book arts
-Digital texts and editing projects

For more information, see:

Monday, March 06, 2006

CFP: 2006 SLA Northwest Regional Conference

CFP: 2006 SLA Northwest Regional Conference
Content Management – Converging Information, People, and Technology
October 6-7, 2006
Vancouver, BC , Canada
Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2006.

Call for Papers Page:
Main Conference Page:
Submission Form:

Content Management - Converging Information, People and Technology

Content management (CM) has, in recent years, moved from the back room of the web designer onto the desk of almost every information professional who has responsibility for getting their organisation's content out to a suitable audience. CM professionals have helped to articulate the process and develop the systems to manage it. Many librarians, on the other hand, are meeting CM for the first time, even if they recognise elements of it in their existing skill sets.

Target Audience:

The primary objective of the conference is to bring together SLA members and others with a professional or academic interest in content management and related disciplines. The conference will focus on developing content management skills for attendees of all knowledge levels, from novice to advanced, and demonstrating the added value of content management.


We welcome presentations on the use of CM in and outside of library settings and from introductory to advanced levels. We expect that most programs will run for just under one hour including time for questions and answers, although we are open to suggestions of other formats (workshops, panel discussions, etc.) that might run for longer or shorter periods.

Topics: We welcome presentations on, for example:
-fundamentals of CM
-CM systems
-best practices
-case studies
-taxonomies and thesauri
-CM jobs in special libraries
-information architecture
-CM challenges

Speakers should bear in mind that their audience may encompass a range of knowledge and experience of both CM and information skills.

The committee will review submissions, make final decisions by April 21st and communicate decisions as soon as possible after that. Should you have any questions, please email us at

CFP: DCC (2nd International Digital Curation Conference) 2006

CFP: DCC (2nd International Digital Curation Conference) 2006

2nd International Digital Curation Conference
Digital Data Curation in Practice
November 21-22, 2006
Hilton Glasgow Hotel, Glasgow

Important Dates
Deadline for all submissions: April 3, 2006
Notification of authors: May 31, 2006
Final papers/workshops deadline: September 8, 2006


Call for Papers:
Main Conference Site:

The DCC welcomes contributions and participation from individuals, organisations and institutions interested in the curation of data and the management of repositories for science and scholarship. This includes all disciplines and domains that are engaged in the creation, use, re-use and long-term management of digital data from researchers and curators, through to policy makers and funders.

All proposals will be considered for papers, workshops, demonstrations and posters with both a practical and a research focus by our Programme Committee, chaired by:

--Chris Rusbridge, Director of the Digital Curation Centre
--Professor Tony Hey, Vice President of Technical Computing Initiative (TCI), Microsoft

Papers and workshops will form part of the main conference; posters and demonstrations will be hosted in an adjoining room to the main auditorium and will have a dedicated session as part of the Conference programme. Posters and demonstrations will also be available during refreshment breaks.

CFP: Internet Librarian 2006

CFP: Internet Librarian 2006

Monterey, CA • October 23-25, 2006
Monterey Conference Center
Deadline: March 22, 2006

Integrated Experiences: Compelling Content Combinations

Wikipedia defines “mash-up” as a Web site or Web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience. Since Internet librarians aim to do just that for their clients, it is a fitting theme for Information Today’s 10th Internet Librarian. This year’s conference focuses on the challenges as well as the leading-edge solutions for balancing content access and client demands for an integrated experience. If Internet librarians want to have an impact on their organizations and communities, they must create mash-ups. As the San Francisco Chronicle puts it, “Take a pinch of Yahoo or Google. Then stir in some census data, photographs or crime statistics. What you get is a mash-up.” Combining ingredients from different online sources to create hybrids is a hot Internet phenomenon, especially when map or demographic information and a variety of feeds are used.

Integrated Experiences: Compelling Content Combinations, our theme this year, provides Internet librarians with many ideas and opportunities to enlist new partners in integrating content for their clients, showcase their mash-up creations, engage their organizations and communities, and to have a positive impact on their environments. Whether you are managing information for a business, law firm, university, school or public library, content integration is the key to creating a cool and useful user experience. Keeping up with the new tools and techniques, especially for integrating relevant content, is always a challenge but Internet Librarian 2006 definitely meets that challenge.

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for over twenty years, is pleased to announce the 10th annual Internet Librarian — the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators, developers and integrators, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more.

Internet Librarian 2006 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with four simultaneous tracks plus many workshop and networking opportunities. This year’s tracks encompass such topics as: Information Discovery & Search, Leading-Edge Technologies, Managing Knowledge Assets, Web Tools, Intranets & Portals, E-Learning & Training, Case Studies of Internet and Intranet Librarians, Web Development & Management, E-Resources & Digital Libraries, Blogging & Social Computing, Distance Learning & Instruction, Streaming Media, Search Engines, Content Management and Integration, Planning for the Future, and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative, and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues.


Call for Speakers:

Call for Speakers (PDF):

Main Conference Page (including links to older conferences):

Sunday, March 05, 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:

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 3, 2006. You will need to have the following prepared before you begin your online proposal. (You may cut and paste text directly into the online form.)

--Complete contact information for all speakers. Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the Program Organizer and the main contact for the presentation.
--Presentation title
--Presentation description. The description should be approximately 100-200 words, should outline the main points of the program, its relevance to attendees, and how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise in your session.
--Support of ACRL Strategic Plan. Outline how your program would support the ACRL Strategic Plan. The ACRL Strategic Plan is available online at
--At least three learning outcomes
--Indicate whether the program will be held at the 2007 Midwinter Meeting or Annual Conference
--Program length
--Maximum number of attendees


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; 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.

Friday, March 03, 2006



"Mile High Views: Surveying the Serials Vista"

NASIG 2006 Annual Conference
May 4-7, 2006 Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, Colorado

On May 4th, 2006, the President of the North American Serials Interest Group will open the first session of NASIG's 21st annual conference in Denver, Colorado. As in the past, this year's conference will include User Group Lunches. The purpose of these groups is to share product implementation or development experiences and ideas. User Group attendees will have an opportunity to discuss topics of common interest in a non-commercial setting.

User Group Lunches will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 12:00-1:00pm. The Program Planning Committee invites suggestions to be considered by these groups and would
like to hear from any conference attendee who would like to facilitate a User Group.

Please send your User Group suggestions or volunteer to lead a group by contacting Rachel Frick at:

The deadline for this call for topics and volunteers is March 10, 2006. The person requesting and the person facilitating the User Group must be registered for the full conference.

For more information about the North American Serials
Interest Group, please see:

Call for Manuscripts: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Manuscripts: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Are you doing something innovative? Are you currently using Internet technology to enhance the experiences of your staff or your users? Have you actively analyzed trends in the use or application of Internet technologies? We want you to share your results with our readers!

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (IRSQ), a peer-reviewed journal published by The Haworth Press, Inc., welcomes the submission of manuscripts for its next issue. Don't let the word "reference" in the title fool you. IRSQ highlights the theory and practice behind emerging Internet services, sources and resources in all areas of librarianship. Research-based studies, case studies of successful services or programs, and authoritative articles highlighting best practices are welcome.

We are particularly interested in manuscripts covering the following topics: blogs, cataloging issues for Internet and digital resources, copyright law, integration of library services into course management systems, digital collections and digital object repositories, information services for cell phones, iPods or PDAs, Internet security, issues of privacy on the Internet, library web site innovations, plagiarism, podcasting, streaming video and audio projects and wikis.

Submissions should follow the Haworth guidelines for manuscript format and preparation available at All submissions should be accompanied by a Manuscript Submission and Copyright Transfer form, available at

To be considered for publication in the journal 's next issue, Vol. 11, No. 4, the due date for submission of manuscripts is April 14, 2006. For more information or manuscript submission questions, please contact Christopher Cox at or at the address below. We look forward to reading your work and having the opportunity to share it with other librarians.


Christopher Cox
Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Libraries
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue - L 3002A
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: (715) 836-4454
Fax: (715) 836-2949

Thursday, March 02, 2006



Call for Informal Discussion Group topics and session conveners

"Mile High Views: Surveying the Serials Vista"

NASIG 2006 Annual Conference
May 4-7, 2006 Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, Colorado

On May 4th, 2006, the President of the North American Serials Interest Group will open the first session of NASIG's 21st annual conference in Denver, Colorado. This year's conference will include Informal Discussion Groups (formerly known as Networking Nodes). The purpose of these discussion groups is to promote interaction among NASIG attendees who have a shared interest in a topic, idea, workflow, problem... In order to reemphasize open discussion and the generation of ideas for next year's program, the Program Planning Committee has reintroduced the original name for these sessions.

Informal Discussion Groups will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 12:00-1:00pm. The Program Planning Committee invites suggestions for topics to be considered by these groups and would like to hear from any conference attendee who would like to facilitate an Informal Discussion Group. The person facilitating the Informal Discussion Group must be registered for the full

Please send your Informal Discussion Group suggestions or volunteer to lead a group by contacting Rachel Frick at .The deadline for this call for topics and volunteers is March 10, 2006.

For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group, please see:

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

CFP: Gateways and Pathways

CFP: Gateways and Pathways
Sunday through Tuesday, 4-6 June 2006
Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline: March 22, 2006

We invite you to join us in exploring the gateways and pathways to portal success in the grand natural setting of Vancouver, British Columbia. This gorgeous coastal city is itself a gateway where mountains meet the sea, opening on many pathways and corridors to the nation and geography of Canada. Join us in exploration with colleagues from other institutions and settings, enlarging our understanding of where we are going and how to get there.

Conference Tracks:

The View from the Mountains - Enterprise Strategies
Topics include fitting the portal to the institution; where policy, requirements, and technology meet: executive planning and strategy, integration with infrastructure, channel strategy planning, identity management, web services models, project oversight, governance, portal selection, user requirements, working with functional offices, change management, marketing and promotion.

From Sea to Sky - System Implementation and Deployment
Topics span all aspects of portal development and operational infrastructure: code migration, performance, load balancing, using shrink-wrap portlets, content management, channel development, repository management, release management, project management, identity management, authentication and authorization, database management.

Gateway to the Specific - Technical Development
Topics cover the tools, techniques, and technologies we employ to carry us forward: Java IDEs, portlet development frameworks, channel development approaches, Spring, WSRP, AJAX, Eclipse, Hibernate, JavaServer Faces.

For more information, see: