Sunday, August 31, 2008

CFP: The Journal of Library Metadata

CFP: The Journal of Library Metadata

The Journal of Library Metadata marks the growing importance of metadata in libraries. As libraries collect, produce, distribute, and publish more information than ever before, the metadata that describes these resources becomes more crucial for electronic resource management and discovery.

Institutional repositories are one of the main forces promoting the creation of many different metadata schemes, specialized controlled vocabularies, and new initiatives for data sharing and harvesting. An increasingly popular type of search called “faceted searching” is also reliant on enriched metadata.

The journal features both a peer-review section for research articles, and a non-peer review section for more practical, case study and best practice type articles. Included amongst the charter issue:

“Dublin Core Metadata Harvested Through OAI-PMH”

“You Need My Metadata: Demonstrating the Value of Library Cataloging”

“Cataloging Images in Millennium: A Central Repository for Faculty-Owned Images”

“From Hanging Files to Digital Collection: Growing A Controlled Vocabulary for Added Functionality in the Online World”

“The Peloponnesian War and the Future of Reference, Cataloging, and Scholarship in Research Libraries.”

The Journal of Library Metadata welcomes the submission of papers for consideration. Librarians are encouraged to contact the journal’s editor, Jeffrey Beall, for “Instructions for Authors” and deadlines for upcoming issues at:

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CFP: 2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering

CFP: 2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering
(CSIE 2009)

March 31 - April 2, 2009
Los Angeles/Anaheim, USA


The Los Angeles/Anaheim area is known for its many renowned attractions, such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Very few cities in the world offer
as much entertainment, excitement and diversity as Los Angeles/Anaheim does.

CSIE 2009 intends to be a global forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss recent advances and new techniques in computer science and information engineering.

CSIE 2009 consists of the following Technical Symposiums:
* Communications & Mobile Computing Symposium
* Computer Applications Symposium
* Computer Design & VLSI Symposium
* Data Mining & Data Engineering Symposium
* Intelligent Systems Symposium
* Multimedia & Signal Processing Symposium
* Software Engineering Symposium

CSIE 2009 conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and all papers in the proceedings will be included in EI Compendex, ISTP, and IEEE Xplore.

In addition to research papers, CSIE 2009 also seeks exhibitions of modern products and equipment for computer science and information engineering.

Important Dates:

Paper/Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2008
Review Notification: November 15, 2008
Final Papers and Author Registration Deadline: December 7, 2008

Organizing Committee:

General Chair:
Adrian Martin, World Research Institutes, USA

Program Chair:
Mark Burgin, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Symposium Chairs:
Jane Dong, California State University at Los Angeles, USA
Chan H. Ham, University of Central Florida, USA
Simone Ludwig, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Weilian Su, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Sumanth Yenduri, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Publicity Chair:
Nitin Upadhyay, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
(BITS), India

Call for Submissions (Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook)

Call for Submissions (Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook)

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S.) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (publisher: American Library Association)

Foreword: Kathy Barco, READiscover New Mexico: A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy (Sunstone Press, 2007); children's librarian, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

Afterword: Edith Campbell, Media Director, Arlington High School, Indianapolis. Indiana Libraries, Viewpoints;

Articles by practicing librarians sharing their experiences on how U.S. librarians are not tied to computers inside libraries: how librarians partner, outreach, and market libraries in their communities. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are encouraged.

One article, 1900-2100 words; no co-authors. Practical, concise, how-to contributions are needed.

Possible topics: workshops at senior centers, story hours at community swimming
pools, innovative literacy outreach, partnering with artists and writers,
creative youth participation, effective advocacy with elected officials.

Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as
Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and
others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review,
The Detroit News, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House
Publications published her 2008 chapbook, a recent book is

The deadline for current cycle of submissions is October 30, 2008.
Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication. Compensation:
a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies

Please submit 3-4 brief topic proposals with a 65-70 word bio beginning with
your library of employment, title, highlights of your community library
outreach activities, awards, and related professional contributions. Place
PARTNERS/your name on the subject line to:

Monday, August 25, 2008

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 5th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences in an issue that marks the first full year of publication for this new journal. To be included in the 5th issue, scheduled for publication in December 2008, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals to by Friday, September 12. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, proposed, or in-progress), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 3 issues published on our website: The 4th issue will be available in September.

Remember, for consideration for the 5th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, September 12.

Friday, August 22, 2008

CFP: Codices and Communities (Medieval and Early Modern Institute Graduate Student Colloquium)

CFP: Codices and Communities (Medieval and Early Modern Institute Graduate Student Colloquium)

The Medieval and Early Modern Institute invites submissions for their 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Colloquium – Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture and their Medieval and Early Modern Contexts – December 4-5, 2008 at the University of Alberta. Dr. Erik Kwakkel, from the University of Victoria, will be giving the keynote address entitled “Lost in Translation: Michael Scot and the Oldest Manuscript of his Abbreviatio Avicenne.” Several travel subsidies are available.
Proposals can be sent to by September 19, 2008.

Judith Anderson
Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta

Visit the website at

CFP: Conference on Comics

CFP: Conference on Comics
University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada)
May 2nd, 2009

Comics have become an important cultural vehicle, as can be attested by the numerous movie adaptations, the hundreds of manga titles that are translated yearly and the recent trend to consider graphic novels for literary prizes. Scholars from any discipline are invited to send proposals for papers on any matters regarding comics: Canadian identity in comics, comics for education, the psychology of super-heroes, etc.

Please submit by e-mail a 250 words proposal by January 15th, 2009, along with a request for audio-visual equipment.

Gail Chin/Sylvain Rheault
Depts. of Visual Arts/French
University of Regina
Regina, SK
Canada, S4S 0A2

CFP: Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

CFP: Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Charter Issue of Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship - Now in Circulation...Call for Papers

Taylor & Francis, LLC announces that the first issue of the Journal
of Electronic Resources Librarianship is now in circulation.

A complimentary copy is available from Marisa Starr

Formerly entitled The Acquisitions Librarian through Vol 19, #4, the quarterly
journal now focuses on electronic resources management under the Editorship
of Bonnie Tijerina, Coordinator of the Electronic Resources & Libraries

The charter issue editorial notes:

"Libraries now face a variety of decisions never before encountered, and as I read this issue's articles, I see more clearly the role that decision making plays....In addition to peer-reviewed articles, readers will be informed by the writings of several columnists and contributors....We have many exciting topics in the works for future issues. I am open to your feedback, ideas, and suggestions, so feel free to email me at

More information about the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship can also be found at"

The Table of Contents is listed below.

EDITORIAL....Bonnie Tijerina

A REVIEW FROM THE GRID: Taking Another Look at
Electronic Journal Aggregation (Jill Emery)
to Open Access (Ross Singer)
THEORY & PRACTICE: Educating for Electronic Resources (Jill E. Grogg)

"Decision Support Databases in Libraries: Three Cases and a Brief
Review of Disparate Literatures" (William Wheeler)
"Feed Me: Rethinking Traditional Modes of Library Access
and Content Delivery" (Chad Hutchens and Jason Clark)
"Cutting Edge Books: The Impact of Digital Books on Public
Library Acquisitions" (Lisa Taylor)
"Selecting and Implementation an ERMS at Wayne State
University: A Case Study" (Nancy Beals)

Digital Information & Knowledge Management
Creating Database-Backed Library Web Pages: Using Open Source Tools
Social Software in Libraries
Archives and the Digital Library
Crash Course in Web Design for Libraries

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Book: “Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management”

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Book: “Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management”

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2008
Full Chapter Deadline: February 15, 2009

Book: “Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management”
A book edited by: Elisabeth Pankl, Danielle Theiss-White, and Mary C. Bushing

With the projected retirement openings in the field of information science and management and the ever growing need for knowledge management, the need for a viable workforce is more pressing than ever before. Our handbook will provide both information professionals and their organizations with the skills and knowledge necessary to strengthen and develop the profession.

Objectives of the book

Our objective is to inform and to expand the current literature on the career development of information professionals by bringing together the expertise of practicing information professionals in the 21st century. This handbook will bring together this disparate yet exciting and vibrant profession by sharing how various information professionals encourage the recruitment, retention and career development of individuals within their organizations whether at a single workplace or on a regional, state, or national level. Thus, this handbook will provide a toolkit for employers, new information professionals, and information organizations.

The target audience

The prospective audience of our proposed text is composed of several distinct groups. Perhaps the most important group is the future information professionals. This group will benefit immensely from the information, real-life experiences, advice, and future developments detailed in the book. Another important group is the employers of information professionals. Employers will be able to use the information in the book to design and implement recruitment, development, and retention policies and procedures that further both the success and longevity of the profession and their own organizations. A third, but not final, group is the teachers and trainers of information professionals. All quality professional training incorporates not only the technical skills required for employment and advancement, but also the myriad of affective elements that shape one’s professional career.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Retention and/or recruitment research and/or practices and the information professional
· Retention and/or recruitment research and/or practices and diversity in the workplace or profession
· Mentoring policies, programs, procedures, and outcomes from an individual, organizational, regional, state, or national level
· Mentor/mentee relationships
· Mentoring in the professions/peer mentoring
· State, Regional, National leadership programs and outcomes
· Succession leadership planning
· Trends in Human Resources and the information professional/personnel management
· Career development guidance
· Organizational culture/group dynamics
· Orientation programs
· Continuing education/training/in-service education
· Librarianship as a profession
· MLS/MLIS/Library Media Specialist/Library Certification education programs
· Regional, state, and/or national information professional associations and their involvement with career development, recruitment to the profession, and retention

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-5 page proposal clearly explaining the objectives and concerns of the proposed chapter by October 30, 2008. The status of submitted proposals will be communicated by November 15, 2008. At that time, the authors of accepted proposals will be provided with chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group, Inc.),, publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formally Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints.

Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Elisabeth Pankl
Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor
K-State Libraries

Danielle Theiss-White
General Reference Coordinator and Assistant Professor
K-State Libraries

Thursday, August 14, 2008

CFP: ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter 2009)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter 2009)

The ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group invites proposals for presentations for our meeting at Midwinter in Denver. The group will be meeting on Saturday, January 24th, from 1:30-3:30. Our theme is Cataloging Born-Digital Materials. Proposals are due by October 31, 2008.

The charge of the Catalog Management Discussion Group is as follows: to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after the initial cataloging has been performed. In this respect, catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book or on-line. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

For questions, contact:

Melissa De Fino
Chair, ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Discussion Group, 2009
Special Collections Catalog Librarian and Acting Coordinator of Gifts Cataloging
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
47 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CFP: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting

CFP: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting

Shreveport, Louisiana
May 20-23, 2009
The deadline for session proposals is: Monday, December 1, 2008.

Plans are well underway for the Society of Southwest Archivist’s 2009 Annual Meeting in Shreveport, Louisiana. Laura McLemore and her enthusiastic Local Arrangements Committee are planning an exciting meeting revolving around the theme, Into the Future Full Steam Ahead! Attendees at the Shreveport meeting will experience lots of Southern hospitality peppered with local culture – art, music, film, and architecture.

The 2009 SSA Program Committee invites your proposals for program sessions. Full proposals are encouraged. Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and typically include three papers though panel discussions or other formats are also welcome. For proposals, include title and brief description of the session; titles and brief descriptions of each paper; names of session organizer and each presenter including affiliation; address, email address and phone numbers for all. Also include audio-visual equipment needs for the session, and whether or not session presenters will provide their own equipment. Individual papers may also be submitted with complete information included in the proposal. The committee may form sessions based on individual papers submitted.

The deadline for session proposals is: Monday, December 1, 2008.

Early proposals are encouraged.

Please submit all proposals online through the SSA website:

Call for Papers (electronic version):
Session Proposal Form:

Need ideas?
-Moving image archives
-Music/sound collections
-Architectural collections management (including CAD)
-Cartographic collections
-Collaborative projects
-Collections security/high profile
-Difficult/controversial collections
-Digital collections/management/
-Fundraising successes (other than grants)
-Minimal processing implementation
-Planning new facilities

Brenda S. McClurkin, CA
Chair, 2009 SSA Program Committee
The University of Texas at Arlington
phone: (817) 272-7512 fax: (817) 272-3360

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Call for Presenters: Taxonomy CoP: Search Analytics Case Studies

Call for Presenters: Taxonomy CoP: Search Analytics Case Studies
On September 3rd, 2008
Deadline August 18th, 2008

Earley & Associates, Inc. sponsors monthly Webinars organized for the Taxonomy Community of Practice

These are open to any practitioner interested in learning more about taxonomy development, content management, search, and a variety of other related topics.

We are currently seeking subject matter experts and practitioners working in the field of Search Analytics Case Studies who may be interested in delivering a 20 to 25 minute presentation offering up a compelling viewpoint on our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 1pm Eastern Time.

Participation in these events is a fantastic opportunity to promote your company, showcase your talents to current clients and to reach out to new ones.

We ask that anyone interested in participating submit a brief abstract with name, title, company, session title and short overview outlining the presentation content by noon on Monday, August 18th, 2008 to Sachie Kelly Hayashi at

Should you be interested in participating in any of our future webinars, a list of topics and dates follows below. We would be very happy to receive submissions for any of the following. All webinars take place at 1pm EST.
September 3rd, 2008 Search Analytics Case Studies
October 8th, 2008 Content Strategies
November 5th, 2008 Search Integration
December 3rd, 2008 BI and Search Applications

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Sachie Kelly Hayashi at (617)-650-6689 or at

Friday, August 08, 2008

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group (MAIUG)

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group (MAIUG)

The Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group (MAIUG) invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation, panel discussion, or roundtable discussion at our annual conference being held in Salem, VA. We are seeking a variety of programs that address areas of interest to colleagues at
other Innovative libraries.

Sessions can be 1-1.5 hours long including time for questions and answers.

Please forward a detailed description of the program including format and technology needs to Karen Pifher ,, MAIUG Program Chair or Elsa Atson ,, MAIUG Chair by
Friday, August 22, 2008. Notification of decisions will be made by August 29, 2008.

Conference details

Location: Roanoke College (Salem, VA)

Conference Day 1 (Thursday, October 16, 2008)
-Continental Breakfast
-Innovative Training Session I - WebPac Tips and Tricks
-Innovative Training Session II - Review of New Features by Module for
Release 2007

Conference Day 2 (Friday, October 17, 2008)
-Continental Breakfast
-MAIUG Business Meeting
-Innovative staff presentation
-Breakout sessions

Sarah M. Elliott
MAIUG Secretary
Catholic University of America
3600 John McCormick Rd.
Washington DC 20016

Call for manuscripts: New Literacies (Peter Lang Publishing)

Call for manuscripts: New Literacies (Peter Lang Publishing)

One of the premier education publishing groups, Peter Lang Publishing is
looking for works that understand how new literacies and new ways of seeing
education are being invented -- as people from all walks of life, in diverse
sites, wrestle with new technologies, shifting values, changing
institutional forms and processes, and emerging structures characteristic of
postmodernity/New Times/the Global Informational Age. These texts aim to
explore these emerging domains and to create awareness of key trends and
features, translating them into educational consciousness and practice.
These texts should explore in depth and from a range of perspectives the
extent, nature, and implications of new literacies in global context,
challenging familiar ways of framing education, and what it means for
education to be powerful, effective, and enabling under current and
foreseeable conditions.

We wish to encourage and support new, early-career authors as well as
established scholars.

We welcome single-author manuscripts as well as edited collections which
examine and engage with the current concerns of education, educators,
students, learning, especially how technology has impacted education.

Topics of particular interest are:

* critical pedagogy/ies
* literacy/ies and technology/ies
* education and disability
* the history of schools and schooling, particularly institutional histories
* education and innovation
* education psychology
* multiculturalism, urban schooling
* environmental education

* theory of play
* gender and education, particularly masculinity and adolescents

Thank you. To send proposals or for more information and a full list of
guidelines, please email:

Rebecca Shapiro, Ph. D.
Acquisitions Editor
Peter Lang Publishing
29 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10006
212.647.7700, ex. 3006

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Call for Papers - Collection Management (peer-reviewed journal)

Call for Papers - Collection Management (peer-reviewed journal)

The first issue of the quarterly peer-review journal /Collection Management/ under the Editorship of ALCTS member Faye Chadwell is now off-press, and welcomes the submission of papers for review and possible publication. Ms. Chadwell is Head of Collection Development and Acquisition, Oregon State University. She has taken over the editorial reins from long-time editor, Ed Shreeves, Associate University Librarian and Director, Collections & Content Development at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Interested authors may correspond with the Editor for instructions for authors and upcoming deadlines by sending an email to

According to Chadwell: "Nothing in my crystal ball suggests that libraries will not continue to collect materials in the coming years. What will change is the amount and availability of
resources, the type of materials, the method of acquisitions, and the ways in which collections are used.... Collection Management seeks well-researched, refereed articles and reviews that cover
an extensive range of pragmatic and theoretical topics."

The new issue includes articles on:
--"What's Next for Collection Management and Managers?"
--"Confirming Suspicions: An Analysis of Original Communication Studies Journal Price Data"
--"Citation Analysis of Graduate Dental These References: Implications for Collection Development"
--"Future Reflections on the WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool"
--Book Reviews

Complimentary Copy

A complimentary print issue of Collection Management may be obtained by sending an email with your physical mailing address to: Marisa Starr

Collection Management is part of the 32-journal family of journals in library & information science within Haworth Press. Haworth, which publishes 200 peer review journals and 150 books per year, was acquired by Taylor & Francis in 2007.

Bill Cohen, /Publisher/
The Haworth Press
[Taylor & Francis Group]

CFP: The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and Personal Writing (American Library Association)

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for ALA Editions The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and Personal Writing (American Library Association)

Foreword: Bob Blanchard, Adult Services Librarian, Des Plaines Public Library. Contributor to Illinois Library Association Reporter; Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians (McFarland, 2008)

Introductory Note: Wayne Jones, Head of Central Technical Services, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ed., Ontario Library Association, Access; Ed., E-Journals Access and Management (Routledge, 2008)

Afterword: Dr. Ann Riedling, LIS Faculty, Mansfield University. Learning to Learn: A Guide to Becoming Information Literate in the 21st Century (Neal-Schuman, 2006)

Contributors must have significant publication credits for practical, concise, how-to articles to help the reader. No previously published, simultaneously submitted, co-authored material. Two articles sharing the range of your publishing experiences: 1900-2100 words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, another 900-1100 words on another topic. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are encouraged. Contributor's sign a Writer Agreement with ALA before publication.

Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News, Poesia, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her chapbook, 2008; Words and Images of Belonging co-edited with Aurorean editor is with an agent; a recent book is

Possible topics: marketing, online publishing, where to send reviews, research skills for historical novels, using editing a library newsletter to edit books, diversity in publication, ideas from students for YA books, using tools like BIP to locate publishers for your books, storytellers turned picture book authors, blogs and author web sites, interviewing, writing groups, networking, using a technology edge, promoting your books at conferences. Using issues librarians face such as censorship in poetry, essays, memoir, short stories, columns.

Deadline August 30, 2008

Please send more than 2 topic proposals for feedback using MS Word; a sample article may be requested. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies. Please submit topics for consideration with a 65-70 word bio beginning with your library of employment, highlighting your publications. Place LIBRARIANS/your name on the subject line to:

CFP: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries (ALA Annual, Chicago, July 2009)

CFP: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries (ALA Annual, Chicagon July 2009)

The College Libraries Section of ACRL invites you to submit a presentation proposal for a program tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10:30 until noon at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The title of the program is Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries.

This session is co-sponsored in name only by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS).

We would like the program to provide real-world examples of academic and public libraries cooperating with one another. Experiences and reflections may be presented by individual librarians or co-presenters who represent academic and/or public libraries. Examples of cooperative endeavors include but are not limited to shared systems, buildings, or programming; cooperative digitization projects; services for distance learners; and consortial relationships. The collaborations may be short-term endeavors or permanent partnerships.

Four presentations of 15 minutes each will be selected through a blind review process. This will permit time for dialog between the presenters and questions from the audience within the 90 minutes allocated for our meeting. This presentation may be recorded as a web cast, and made available on the ALA website.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a proposal of 500 words or less to Ruth Connell at by October 1, 2008. Please send questions to the same e-mail address. Notification of acceptance will be made by November 1, 2008.

Mary P. (Mollie) Freier
Head of Public Services and Associate Professor
Lydia M. Olson Library
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855-5301
Phone: (906) 227-1061

CFP: NASIG 24th Annual Conference "Riding the Rapids Through a Mountain of Change"

CFP: NASIG 24th Annual Conference "Riding the Rapids Through a Mountain of Change"
June 4-7, 2009
Asheville, North Carolina

The 2009 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals and/or program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions. The Program Planners are specifically
interested in hearing from publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the field of serials and electronic resources about issues relating to scholarly communication, licensing, and publishing. Proposals based on both descriptive and experimental research findings are especially welcome. The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, and reserves the right to combine, blend, or refocus proposals to maximize their relevance and to avoid duplication.

This Call for Proposals will close on September 5, 2008.

Presentations must be original and not previously presented at other conferences. The Programming Planning Committee hopes to notify applicants by the end of the calendar year, but no earlier than December 1, 2008, as to the status of proposals.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd at: For additional details and to suggest a proposal or idea, please go to

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Urban Library Journal

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Urban Library Journal

The editors of Urban Library Journal (ULJ) announce a call for proposals for the
Winter 2008-2009 issue.

Urban Library Journal, an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship, welcomes articles dealing with academic, research, public, school, and special libraries in an urban setting. All topics are welcome, but the editors are particularly interested in innovative services to special populations including multicultural patrons, disabled patrons, teenagers, non-traditional students, transfer students, and graduate students.

Manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author
guidelines can be found on the ULJ website:

Proposals are due by September 15, 2008.

Full manuscripts are due by December 1, 2008.

For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue:

Please email queries and proposals to the journal co-editors:

Lisa Finder
Hunter College Libraries

Lauren Yannotta
Hunter College Libraries