Monday, April 16, 2007


College and Undergraduate Libraries, a Haworth Press peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing critical thinking and its incorporation into library instruction programs.

The issue will be edited by John Spencer of Gonzaga University ( and Christopher Millson-Martula of Lynchburg College ( For this issue, the editors are defining critical thinking as

-The intellectual and mental process by which an individual successfully
-Conceptualizes, analyzes, synthesizes, evaluates,
-And/or applies information
-In order to formulate judgments, conclusions, or answers.

In their pieces, authors should focus solely on those aspects of a library’s instruction program relating to critical thinking. Authors are invited to submit articles/proposals for pieces such as:

1. theoretical, philosophical, or ideological discussions of critical thinking in general

2. opinion or position papers

3. case studies

4. collaboration or relationships between librarians and classroom faculty

5. research studies dealing with the effects of library instruction on students’ critical thinking skills

6. annotated reviews of the literature.

We welcome proposals from librarians and classroom faculty both individually and as teams. The proposal should consist of an abstract of 500 words together with all author contact information. Articles should run at least 20 double-spaced pages in length.

For additional information, please contact either editor. Please submit proposals to John Spencer by April 30, 2007. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by June 30, 2007. Feel free to contact either of us with any questions you may have.

John Spencer Christopher Millson-Martula

John S. Spencer
Coordinator of Reference and Periodicals
Foley Center Library, Gonzaga University
Phone: 509-323-6110 Fax: 509-323-5806

Friday, April 06, 2007

CFP: 2007 Online Information Conference (London)

CFP: 2007 Online Information Conference (London)

2007 Call for Speakers:

I would like to invite you to submit a speaking proposal for the 2007 Online
Information Conference taking place from 4-6 December in the Olympia
Conference Centre, London.

2007 is already proving to be a year of momentous change in the Online world
as Web 2.0 moves into the mass market. It is increasing its hold on
business, academia and government and extending its reach in our homes,
mobile lives and relationships in ways that even a couple of years ago would
have been unthinkable.

This year's conference will help business, academia and government to take
up the challenge of this new Online world, blending traditional and new
services to give a new mix for a new era. And YOU can be a part of it.

Do you have a story to tell?

* Have you been involved in a leading-edge web 2.0 project which has made an impact?
* Has your university changed its practices to embrace new ways of teaching?
* Has your library been able to use some of the new tools to involve a wider community?
* Has traditional "search" had its day in your organisation, replaced by "socially mediated retrieval"?
* Has your organisation evolved new ethics and behaviours to cope with the change?
* Have you found the winning business model?

Whatever your results, why not share your story with others?

Whether you work in big business, small business, academia or the public
sector, good ideas are invariably transferable and we need to hear them.
The Online world is waiting to learn from the pioneers who have made it
work. This is your chance to be seen as one of the leaders - with your
story reaching a global audience from over 43 countries.

For information on conference themes, making your submission, review
criteria please click on the links in the box below.

I look forward to receiving your proposal.

Adrian Dale
Online Information Conference 2007
Your guide to submitting a proposal

1. Review Criteria and Submission Requirements

2. Example Abstracts

3. Conference Themes

4. Delegate Profile

5. Conference Committee

6. Guidelines for Exhibitors

&. NOW Click here to submit your paper online

Please note: deadline is 5th May 2006

CFP: Music Library Association 2008 Annual Conference

CFP: Music Library Association 2008 Annual Conference

Music Library Association
Annual Meeting
Newport, Rhode Island
February 17-24, 2008

Call for Papers URL:

The Music Library Association 2008 Program Committee announces its call for
proposals for the 2008 Annual Meeting to be held in Newport, Rhode Island,
February 17-24, 2008. The committee welcomes proposals for individual
presentations or entire program sessions on topics in music librarianship,
musicology, discography, and other related areas.

Proposals should be submitted via web form at:

All program proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2007, to be considered
for the 2008 conference. Please do not use the program proposal web form
to request time for business meetings and other meetings that do not
include public programming. A form for requesting a room for a non-program
meeting will be available by April 1, 2007, and announced on MLA-L.
Please direct any questions to the 2008 Program Committee, whose voting
members are:

-D.J. Hoek, Northwestern University (Chair) --

-Deborah Campana, Oberlin Conservatory (Member-at-large representative) --

-Alan Karass, College of the Holy Cross (Roundtable representative) --

-Rick McRae, SUNY Buffalo (Membership-at-large representative) --

-Suzanne Moulton-Gertig, University of Denver (Chair of 2009 Program
Committee) --