Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CFP: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Biennial Conference

CFP: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Biennial Conference

2–5 September 2008
Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

Conference URL: http://www.alia2008.com/
CFP URL: http://www.alia2008.com/abstract.asp

The ALIA 2008 Biennial Conference will be held in Alice Springs at the modern Alice Springs Convention Centre from 2-5 September 2008. Alice Springs Convention Centre

The conference is expected to attract organisations and delegates from Australia and New Zealand as well as the Asia-Pacific region. The conference theme, dreaming08, will produce a program that empowers library and information professionals in the development, promotion and delivery of quality services in all sectors.

It is expected that over 500 delegates will attend the ALIA 2008 Biennial Conference. They will be drawn to the conference by a varied and stimulating program, a unique trade exhibition, a fun and different social program and by the opportunity to spend some time in a fascinating part of the country.

Please Go to the Call for Papers URL for more information

Call for Abstracts and Submissions
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations.

If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Program Committee, you must also intend to register for the Conference. Online submission, via this website, is the only method for the receipt of abstracts.

All abstracts submitted must be original work and not previously presented in any form at other conferences.

Please note that only one abstract submission per person will be accepted. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.

If you have any questions regarding online submission, please email your query to program@icms.com.au.

The Program Committee reserves the right to decide the format of presentation on the basis of time and space available.

The evaluation of abstracts will be based on the following criteria:

suitability to the conference themes;
importance and interest of the topic to delegates;
demonstrated evidence of creativity, leadership and excellence in professional practice.

A notification email will be sent to the nominated contact for the abstract.

Authors of abstracts accepted for oral presentation are required to submit a full paper, whether peer-reviewed or not, via the Conference website.

Peer reviewed papers
All papers for peer review will be required to be submitted by Friday, 16 May 2008. The refereeing process will be undertaken in consideration of the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) Research Quality Framework (RQF). Instructions on the submission process will be included in the notification email. Referees will be independent experts chosen from the library and information community. Each paper submitted for refereeing will be submitted as a blind (unidentified) copy.

Written comments will be received from each referee for each paper. Papers requiring revision will be returned to authors for the required changes. At no time will the referees be informed of the identities of the authors whose papers they were assessing. Final submission of peer reviewed papers is Friday, 18 July 2008.

Non-peer reviewed papers
All non-peer reviewed papers must be submitted by Friday, 18 July 2008.
All submitted papers will be published after the Conference on the ALIA website. PowerPoint presentations may also be submitted but are not a substitute for the full paper submission.

CFP: Pulp and Paper: Public Ephemeral Texts

CFP: Pulp and Paper: Public Ephemeral Texts

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
(ACCUTE) Annual Conference
May 31-June 3, 2008
University of British Columbia
Deadline: November 15, 2007

How can we think about the relationship between pulp and paper as a
material resource and the production of literature and culture itself?
One way is to focus on the pulp materiality of mass-produced ephemeral
texts, those low-grade print objects meant to have a limited life but
which have in various ways survived into the present. From *yellow
journalism* to pulp magazines to comic books and greeting cards,
commercial print ephemera has long been perceived as a cultural
contaminant produced by one of the world*s most polluting

As much as the ephemeral is often understood to be driven by the
market and crass commercialism, it has also long provided subordinated and
marginalized groups with a medium for the organization of counterpublics
and the means to disseminate radical, subversive, and experimental
ideas and images. As such, another approach is to consider paper itself as
an expressive medium in the small-scale production of chapbooks,
manifestoes, handmade books, etc. This artisanal ephemera often shares
with mass-produced ephemera the format of cheap paper and the function
of immediate address.

As such, ephemera is a complex and wide-ranging critical category that
scholars across disciplines are working to redefine and understand.
Setting aside private ephemera (postcards, scrapbooks, etc.) and
electronic ephemera (emails, blogs), this panel focuses on public
print ephemera by large and small scale producers. The variety of ephemeral
texts this panel may address include but is not limited to:
newspapers, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, manifestoes, chapbooks, posters,
songsheets, theater programs, greeting cards, advertising, catalogues,
almanacs, training manuals, menus, cartoons, comics, and joke books.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

* theorizing ephemera
* ephemera, authorship, and audience
* gendered ephemera
* working class ephemera
* religious ephemera
* popular literacy and ephemera
* typography and the visual culture of ephemera
* ephemera and nostalgia
* cultural waste and printed detritus
* the politics of salvage and the use of ephemera in research
* libraries, archives, and ephemera
* the internet and print ephemera
* pedagogy and ephemera

Those submitting should be ACCUTE members in good standing. Please
send an electronic copy of your proposal (approx. 700 words), which clearly
states the line of argument and which has a *Works Cited* section,
or a conference-length paper (no longer than 10 double-spaced pages
with a *Works Cited* section), a 100-word abstract and a 50-word
bio-bibliographical note, and the completed ACCUTE Proposal

Information Sheet by November 15th, 2007 to:

Dr. Candida Rifkind
Department of English
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
email: c.rifkind@uwinnipeg.ca

Monday, September 24, 2007

CFP: ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter, Philadelphia, 2008)

CFP: ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter, Philadelphia, 2008)

The ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, January 12th from 10:30a.m. to 12 noon in Philadelphia.

Speakers are invited to discuss current and/or recently completed research in the area of cataloging and classification.


Robert O. Ellett, Jr., Ph.D.
Ike Skelton Library
Joint Forces Staff College
Voice: (757)443-6405

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Call for Contributors: Info Career Trends

Call for Contributors: Info Career Trends

URL: http://www.lisjobs.com/newsletter/index.htm

Info Career Trends, LISjobs.com's free bimonthly professional development newsletter, is currently seeking contributors for two upcoming issues:

Jan. 2008: Keeping Up
How best to keep current, managing information overload, keeping up with patron interests and demands.

March 2008: Setting Priorities
How to balance the philosophical and the practical, how to balance work and family, how to choose the right working environment, how to pick the right type of library -- or nonlibrary -- organization.

Information for Contributors:

If you are interested in contributing an article, book review, or web review to Info Career Trends, first take a look at the upcoming themes to see if your idea fits into one of these topics. If you have an idea for a theme not listed here, please e-mail editor@LISjobs.com to make your suggestion. Info Career Trends focuses on issues relevant to practicing librarians, and is not interested in heavily theoretical or academic treatments. Consider how your topic will be of use to working information professionals.

Current needs are:

Practical, "how-to" articles - suggestions for how librarians can contribute to their own professional development or how managers can help develop their employees.

First-person articles discussing how the author has taken action to develop his or her career -- providing models others in similar situations can follow.

Book/web site reviews -- resources to help librarians grow as professionals.

Before sending an entire manuscript, please query via e-mail to editor@LISjobs.com. In your query, briefly describe your idea for an article, how you intend to approach the subject, and why you're a good person to write about it.

Completed manuscripts should be around 1000 words in length. Reviews should be under 150 words. Since Info Career Trends is distributed by e-mail, much longer articles are not currently acceptable. The newsletter is non-academic -- footnotes are rarely warranted, and style is somewhat informal. Before submitting an article, be sure to consult previous issues, available online in the Info Career Trends archive, to help give you a feel for the newsletter's style and needs. Article deadlines are generally the first Friday of the month before the relevant issue.

Submit your manuscript via e-mail, preferably in plain text (as an attachment or within the body of the message). Submissions are also accepted in Microsoft Word (.doc) format, but note that all formatting will be lost in the e-mail version due to the means of distribution of this newsletter. Please single space after periods and other punctuation, and use headers to break up sections of your text.

Info Career Trends asks only for one-time electronic rights (e-mail and web, including permission to archive your article online), and the copyright for your article will remain with you. The newsletter does not pay contributors, but will include short biographical information and a link to your web page or other online resource for librarians.

Call for Bloggers: LITA National Forum

Call for Bloggers: LITA National Forum
LITA National Forum, Denver, CO

As many of you already know, LITA National Forum is just a few short weeks away, and we are again looking for volunteers to post brief summaries of the exciting sessions being offered on the LITA Blog (http://litablog.org).

In just a matter of weeks, many of us will be meeting up in Denver to hang out, chat with old friends, and discuss the exciting world of library technology.

Why not take this opportunity to share this experience with others?

A current Blog Schedule can be found at

We would like to cover as many of the over 50 sessions, as possible, so please feel free to pick one (or ten) and join the LITA Blogging Community.

If you are interested, just contact Tiffany Smith at tiffany.lmb.smith@gmail.com with your name, e-mail and the sessions you would like to cover.

Tiffany is our new "Volunteer Wrangler" for the LITA Blog, and as such can answer any questions you might have.

I hope you're all doing well, and I hope to see many of you in just a few


Jonathan Blackburn
Web Development Librarian
Florida State University Libraries
AIM/E-mail: jblackbu@fsu.edu
Phone: 850.645.6986

Preliminary CFP: Information Online (2009)

Preliminary CFP: Information Online (2009)
January 20-22 2009
Sydney, Australia

Preliminary information available at:




A major international conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies , University of London

21-23 July 2008
Deadline: January 31, 2008

URL: http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2008/RED/index.htm

Organised by the Open University and the Institute of English Studies

Keynote speakers: Kate Flint, Jonathan Rose, David Vincent

Studies centred on the history of reading have proliferated in the last twenty years. They have sprung from several different disciplines, encompassed different periods and geographical locations and chosen divergent methodologies, but their common quest has been to recover and understand the traces of a practice which is central to our understanding of human history, yet notoriously elusive.

One such approach is ‘The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945' (RED), a project run by the Open University and the University of London . While RED is already proving its worth as a digital resource, its methodological parameters are necessarily limited and its vision therefore partial. What is needed in order for the study of the history of reading to progress beyond the boundaries of specific institutions, disciplines, methodologies, geographical locations and time periods is a forum in which as many diverse approaches as possible are brought into energetic debate.

This major 3-day conference, the first of its type, seeks to provide such a forum. We invite 20-minute papers from international students and scholars of any discipline - both within and outside the Humanities – who are interested in the history and practice of reading in any period or geographical location. Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

-Theories of reading
-Issues of literacy
-National and transnational histories
-Reading and readers in fiction
-Reading communities
-Quantitative versus qualitative methodologies
-Genre reading
-Digital resources and their development
-Visual representations of reading
-Reading across disciplines/languages
-Using historical data in contemporary research fields
-The sociology, psychology and neurology of reading experiences
-Evidence of reading from private audio recordings and blogs
-Finding, compiling, interpreting and preserving the evidence of reading

Paper titles, abstracts of no more than 300 words and short biographies should be sent electronically by 31 January 2008 to all three organisers: Dr Shaf Towheed (S.S.Towheed@open.ac.uk); Dr Rosalind Crone (r.h.crone@open.ac.uk); Dr Katie Halsey (Katie.Halsey@sas.ac.uk).

Call for Bloggers: SLA Blog (Special Libraries Association)

Call for Bloggers: SLA Blog (Special Libraries Association)

We're looking for members to contribute their thoughts, expertise, and opinions to the SLA Blog. Started at the conference in Denver, our plan is to make this blog a year-round source of information about the organization and the profession. If you want to participate, write to John Adams at jadams@sla.org. Write "Blogger Invite" in the subject line.

CFP: 17th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

CFP: 17th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

*What’s in a Name? From “Serials” to “Continuing Resources*”
April 10-11, 2008
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC
Deadline for submission is October 31, 2007.

The 2008 North Carolina Serials Conference Program Planning Committee invites proposals and suggestions for presentations on any aspect of the serials industry or serials management. These topics are particularly sought:

-Managing staff from multiple generations
-E-Learning and ensuring remote access to serials/resources
-Organization/workflow changes
-Recruitment and training

The Committee welcomes participation from all members of the serials profession including faculty and library staff in all types of libraries, as well as publishers, vendors, and systems developers. Students seeking a forum to share findings from serials-related research
are also encouraged to submit proposals. The Committee hopes to continue previous successes by assembling a program that both shares and inspires creativity, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Submit proposals by e-mail in a document attachment to Beth Bernhardt at

Deadline for submission is October 31, 2007.

When submitting a proposal, please include the following information.

1. Name(s)
2. Mailing Address
3. Telephone number, fax number, and email address(es)
4. Short (50 words or less) biographical description about proposed
5. Proposed title
6. A 200-300 word abstract, which clearly states the proposal topic, its
relationship to serials, and its relevance for conference attendees
7. Estimate of time required to present topic

The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance to the current serials environment, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2008

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2008

March 18-21, 2008
Atlanta, GA

Call for Proposals (Deadline - November 1, 2007)



ER&L Conference Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal for the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2008 Conference to be held March 19-21, 2008, with pre-conference sessions on March 18. The conference location will be the Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.

View Track Descriptions:

Proposal Deadline: Proposals will be evaluated as they are received, and priority may be given to those who submit early. The Proposal Deadline is Nov. 1, 2007

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. Proposals should be for original work that has not been published. We may request that some presenters combine sessions with complementary subject matter.

Compensation: Presenters receive 25% off the cost of registration.

More info: ER&L provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services. The idea of this event is to bring together stakeholders inside and outside of the library to look at the impact the digital environment has on library collections, access to resources, and our organizations. We invite various perspectives and approaches to managing, promoting and accessing electronic resources. We hope to foster collaborative, cross-departmental, cross-community approaches to
the issues e-resources have brought to our environment.

Questions: Please direct questions about the Call for Proposals to Bonnie Tijerina (bonnie.tijerina@gmail.com) or Elizabeth Winter(elizabeth.winter@library.gatech.edu). Please direct questions related to preconferences to Xan Arch(xanadu@stanford.edu).

ER&L '08 conference details are online at:

Gayle Baker
Professor & Electronic Services Coordinator
University of Tennessee Libraries
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
865.974.3519 (voice) 865.974.0551 (fax)

CFP: International Scientific Conference 2007 (Ukraine)

CFP: International Scientific Conference 2007 (Ukraine)

Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine
Kharkiv State Academy of Culture
Academy of Arts of Ukraine

International Scientific Conference 2007
November 22-23, 2007

Education, Culture and the Arts
in the Period of Globalization

Call for Papers

Themes of the Conference:

Conceptual Foundations of Modern Education in Culture and the Arts in the Period of Globalization
* Culturological Problems of Modern Civilization Transformations
* Social, Cultural and Economic Aspects of management Culture
* Modernization of Education and the Prospects of a New Education Paradigm
* Historical and Theoretical Problems of Today's Music Studies
* Contemporary Trends in the Development of Theatre, Cinema and Television Art
* Library As a Social Phenomenon in the Period of the Global Information Space
* Information Technology in Education, Culture, Art

Please send abstracts to:
Svetlana Syshchenko, secretary
Organizing Committee of the Conference 2007
Kharkiv State Academy of Culture
Bursatski uzviz 4
61003, Kharkiv, Ukraine,
or by email to:
Svetlana Syshchenko, seik@ic.ac.kharkov.ua
Tel. (+38 057) 712 87 94

Please mail response to

Submission deadline for abstracts (2 pages) and early registration:
October 1, 2007

Please indicate the title of the paper (Times New Roman, 16 pt, bold),
author(s) name, institution name and location.
The abstracts will be published before the beginning of the conference.

Monday, September 10, 2007

CFP: SLib 2008 Knowledge Communities: Rising to the Performance Challenges

CFP: SLib 2008 Knowledge Communities: Rising to the Performance Challenges
18 - 20th February 2008
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Conference URL: http://www.slib-petronas.com/slib/
CFP URL: http://www.slib-petronas.com/slib/Default.aspx?tabid=59

SLib is looking for bold, dynamic and assertive individuals to submit papers to be presented at the upcoming SLib 2008.

Inline with the theme Knowledge Communities: Rising to the Performance Challenges, SLib is the platform where information professionals, specifically those in the special library environment can share their knowledge and experiences with each other.

Abstract Submission

Abstract must not exceed 200 words, using 12 point type for text, 14 point type for title, and single spacing. All abstracts should be in Microsoft word document or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Authors should submit their abstract together with a copy of their biodata and passport-sized picture via electronic to papers@slib-petronas.com . Only selected abstract will be notified.

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference. To be fair to all participants, each registered delegate will only be able to submit one paper.


On behalf of the SLib 2008 Secretariat, I would like to invite you to attend the second series of SLib Conference in Kuala Lumpur, from 18th to 20th February 2008. After a great success with the SLib 2005, this biennial Conference is once again being organised by PETRONAS Petroleum Resource Centre in collaboration with Librarians Association of Malaysia (PPM- Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia)

With a theme of Knowledge Communities: Rising to the Performance Challenges, we hope it will be another platform to discuss, collaborate and have a good networking session with our professional colleagues from all over the world. This time we promise you with lots of interesting speakers, pre-conference workshops, breakout sessions and lots of exciting gifts for the lucky winners.

It is our utmost pleasure to invite you to be part of the SLib Conference 2008, which is a must, not only for librarians, information professionals and knowledge managers but moreover to all our colleagues who are directly or indirectly in the knowledge communities and fraternities.

We encourage you to register your place early to get the best deal we offer in this conference. Simply complete the registration form and return to us. We will send confirmation and other details by fax or email.

There is also opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors, with exciting packages awaiting you. Please do not hesitate to call SLib 2008 secretariat for further details and information.

We look forward to seeing you at SLib 2008 !

Yours faithfully,


Chairman, Organising Committee,

SLib2008 Conference

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

CFP: ODCE 2008 (Ohio Digital Commons for Education)

CFP: ODCE 2008 (Ohio Digital Commons for Education)
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Dates: March 2-4, 2008
CFP Deadline: October 30, 2007

Full CFP URL: http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2008/ODCE2008CALLFinal.pdf
Conference URL: http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2008/ODCE2008.php

Where can faculty, administrators, librarians and technology gurus all meet to discuss learning, libraries, technology and the convergence of these activities? At the Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2008 – The Convergence of Learning, Libraries and Technology Conference, of course!

Be a part of ODCE 2008! The Ohio Digital Commons for Education partners–Ohio Learning Network, OhioLINK, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center/OSCnet–are seeking interactive and engaging proposals for presentations, pre-conference workshops and technology demonstrations. Proposals are sought for the following themes and topics:

• Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Possible topics include: pedagogy (particularly as it relates to instructional technology), achievable learning objectives, assessment and evaluation, and skills development for the 21st century educator.

• Student Success
Possible topics include: mentoring and tutoring, first year experiences, student learning communities, documenting knowledge and providing opportunities to under-served populations.
• Moving Ohio Forward
Possible topics include: effective business/academic partnerships that serve more Ohioans, collaborations between K-12 and higher ed that serve demonstrated state needs, strengthening ties between Ohio’s colleges and universities, programs that remove barriers for adult learners, and addressing educational needs of the Ohio workforce.

• Transforming Technologies
Possible topics include: emerging technologies, virtual environments for learning, gaming/visualization and security.

• What’s The Buzz? – Vendor Presentations

Visit http://www.oln.org/conferences/ODCE2008 to review the complete call for presentations or to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, October 30, 2007. Please note that the proposal deadline will not be extended this year.

ODCE 2008 will include a keynote presentation by Chancellor Eric Fingerhut, vendor exhibits and technology demonstrations. It will be held March 2-4, 2008, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Online registration will be available in December.
Candi Clevenger, Communications Manager
2455 North Star Road, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 728-3600 ext. 329