Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CFP: 2nd International Symposium on Academic Globalization (AG 2009)

CFP: 2nd International Symposium on Academic Globalization (AG 2009)


CFP URL: http://www.iiis2009.org/wmsci/website/CallForPapers.asp?vc=22

It will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 10th - 13th, 2009.

Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: October 28th, 2008
Authors Notifications: December 18th, 2008
Camera-ready, full papers: February 11th, 2009

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at each session. From these session's best papers, the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Also, we would like to invite you to organize an invited session related to a topic of your research interest. If you are interested in organizing an invited session, please, fill out the respective form provided in the conference web page. We will send you a password, so you can include and modify papers in your invited session.

CFP: The Document Academy (DOCAM ’09)

CFP: The Document Academy (DOCAM ’09)
March 28-29, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies Helen C. White Hall Madison, Wisconsin USA

URL: http://thedocumentacademy.org/?q=node/4

DOCAM ’09 is the sixth Annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various fields interested in the exploration of the document as a useful approach, concept and tool in Sciences, Arts, Business, and Society.

The aim of The Document Academy is to create an interdisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on documents in a wide sense, drawing on traditions and experiences around the world. It originated as a co-sponsored effort by The Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromso, Norway and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. For 2009, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies will be hosting the meeting.

The conference will run from 9 AM Saturday, March 28, to 5 PM Sunday, March 29. In order to keep the open-ended discussion atmosphere of previous DOCAMs alive along with a growing number of participants, we have decided to have only plenary sessions and a relatively limited, but well-selected number of presentations.

Call for proposals:
Scholars, developers, artists and practitioners working with document research and development are invited to submit proposals for full and short papers for plenary sessions and exhibits by December 1, 2008.

Full papers for plenary sessions will address these themes:
- DOCUMENT THEORY (general issues)
- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case-studies and methodological issues)
Length: 6000-7500 words

Short papers for plenary sessions will focus on
- DOCUMENT RESEARCH (theory, methods, case-studies)
Length: 2400—3600 words

Each author or group of authors of FULL papers will have 45 minutes for their presentation, including discussion; authors or groups presenting SHORT papers will be allotted 30 minutes. The order of presentations will be arranged according to themes as much as possible.

Conference language is English. Conference organizers can provide an LCD projector; other equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.

File format: RTF or PDF

All proposals must include:
- a short (500 words) verbal description of the work to be presented
- Explanation of how the work will be presented (verbal presentation, powerpoint, video, performance, demonstration, and equipment needs)

*Names of all contributors,

*Addresses, including email contacts and *Up to 5 keywords

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Catherine Arnott Smith at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (casmith24@wisc.edu). Please include “DOCAM 2009” in the subject line of all correspondence, including proposal submission.

Submission deadline for proposals: 11:59 PM, December 1st, 2008

Receipt will be confirmed within one week. Decisions will be announced no later than January 15, 2009.

Final deadline for accepted full papers: 11:59 PM, March 1, 2009

For more information contact the co-chairs of Docam 2009:

Catherine Arnott Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison 600 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706
(608) 890-1334
fax: (608) 263-4849

Roswitha Skare, PhD
Associate Professor
Documentation Studies
University of Tromsø
NO-9037 Tromsø, Norge
Tel: +47- 776 46318

Monday, September 29, 2008

Call for Book Reviewers (Library Journal)

Call for Book Reviewers (Library Journal)

September 22, 2008
I am recruiting additional Library Journal book reviewers in the following areas in which I assign books for review: history, historical biography/memoir, economics/business/management, political science/current events/international affairs, African American history, social sciences, travel (guides and memoir), religion/spirituality, gardening and sports!

Please email me at margaret.heilbrun@reedbusiness.com if you are interested in applying to undertake assigned reviews in any of these areas and I will email back the requisite forms and information.

Many thanks!



Dubrovnik and Zadar, Croatia, 25 - 30 May 2009

Inter-University Centre (http://www.iuc.hr/) and University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia (http://www.unizd.hr/)

Full information at: http://www.ffos.hr/lida/

Email: lida@ffos.hr

The annual international conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. Each year a different and ?hot? theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covering research and development and the second part addressing advances in applications and practice. LIDA brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations.

This is the tenth and last LIDA that will be held in Dubrovnik; after that LIDA moves to University of Zadar (Croatia) on a biannual basis.

Themes LIDA 2009

Part I: REFLECTIONS: Changes Brought by and in Digital Libraries in the Last Decade

Contributions are invited covering the following topics (types described

synthesis of research, practices, and values related to digital libraries that were prominent in the past decade; conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches that emerged

reflections and evaluations of the impact digital libraries have had on various social enterprises
particularly as related to scholarship, education, and government

reflections and evaluation of the impact digital libraries have had on individuals in their everyday life; changes in use and users of digital libraries

assessment of changes that digital libraries brought to traditional libraries and vice versa, changes in digital libraries based on requirements of their host institutions

growth in involvement with digital libraries of a variety of institutions such as museums, professional and scientific societies, and other agencies

emergence and effects of mass book digitization efforts, such as Million Book Project, Google Books Library Project, and others; library participation in these projects

examples of good practices that emerged in a variety of efforts, such as digitization, preservation, access, and others

reflections on challenges and lessons learned from national, funded digital library research and application projects such as US National Science Digital Library Program, the European Delos and Digital Library Project, and others

examination of international aspects of digital libraries with related trends in globalization and cooperative opportunities.

Part II: HERITAGE & digital libraries - digitization, preservation, access

Contributions are invited covering the following topics (types described below):

theories and taxonomies of heritage as related to digital libraries and heritage libraries in a digital world

dimensions of e-heritage and areas of significance (documents, monuments - cultural and natural, as well as ancestry records broadly conceived to encompass bio-cultural heritage)

institutional perspectives on creation, dissemination, and access to heritage including local, national, trans-national and global strategies for digital heritage

perspectives on heritage information: cultural, political, educational, economic, legal, socio-technological, bio-technological

surveys of preservation activities, programs, projects, best practices

technologies for heritage information management: solutions and challenges

forms of heritage, their representations, and connection to artifacts, memories, and record-keeping practices

specific concerns for library and information science (including but not limited to digital curation, web archiving, automation of cultural heritage archives, etc.)

preservation efforts related to scholarly communication and the knowledge continuum.
Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:

Papers: research studies and reports on practices and advances that will be presented at the conference and included in published Proceedings

Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies, advances, examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster session. Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or two- page paper.

Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services, interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions.

Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop organizers.

PhD Forum: short presentations by PhD students, particularly as related to their dissertation; help and responses by a panel of educators.

Instructions for submissions are at LIDA site http://www.ffos.hr/lida/


For papers and workshops: 15 January 2009. Acceptance by 10 February 2009.
For demonstrations and posters: 1 February 2009. Acceptance by 15 February 2009.

Final submission for all accepted papers and posters: 15 March 2009.

Conference contact information

Course co-directors:
TATJANA APARAC-JELUSIC, Ph.D. ;Department of Library and Information Science University of Zadar; 23 000 Zadar, Croatia; taparac@unizd.hr

TEFKO SARACEVIC, Ph.D.;School of Communication, Information and Library Studies; Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ, 08901 USA tefko@scils.rutgers.edu

Program chairs:
For Theme I: ELIZABETH D. LIDDY, Ph.D.; Dean, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY 13210, USA; liddy@syr.edu

For Theme II: MARIJA DALBELLO, Ph.D. School of Communication, Information and Library Studies; Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA; dalbello@scils.rutgers.edu

CFP: 15th Transborder Library Forum (2009)

CFP: 15th Transborder Library Forum (2009)

FORO, the Transborder Library Forum, is a conference that focuses on librarians and library services in the border regions between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. This event will be jointly hosted by CETYS Universidad and San Diego State University.

What: 15th Transborder Library Forum/FORO Transfronterizo de Bibliotecas
When: March 4-6, 2009
Where: Camino Real Hotel Conference Center in Tijuana, Baja California
Conference Theme: Exploring Common Interests: Expanding Opportunities
Call for Papers URL: http://foro.cetys.net/FOROINGLES/index_in.html

The Call for Papers is available online. Proposals will be accepted until November 14th and notification of acceptance for proposals will take place on December 19th.

Our 2009 theme is: Exploring Common Interests: Expanding Opportunities. Its general objective is to permit a flow of ideas, experiences and proposals with lively, but serious and constructive discussion of themes around GLOBALIZATION, and its relevance for the library, librarians and librarianship.


Multiculturalism and globalization in libraries.
Educational opportunities for librarians.
Users and services on the border.
Public library experiences.
Border authors.
Transborder literature. Special services: information needs of youth, women and immigrants.
Image of the border in libraries.
Internet and books.
Cataloging border resources.
Comparing libraries and librarianship across North America (Can/USA/ Mex).

Sunday, September 28, 2008

CFP: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship Issue on Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

CFP: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship Issue on Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

Special Issue on Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, a refereed quarterly for librarians and information specialists in academic, private/corporate business libraries, as well public libraries, welcomes the submission of original articles on the topic of Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach.


Entrepreneurship is a major source of innovation, economic growth and new job creation. The increasing importance of entrepreneurial firms as “engines” of economic growth has lead to an enhanced interest by policy makers, regulators and academics. Entrepreneurship programs have rapidly increased on university campuses –both in business schools and engineering, science, education and fine arts curriculums.

The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. This special issue looks to gather together best practice in this area in the form of case studies, research articles and review papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Library outreach to small business and start-up companies

· Library collaboration with business schools and/or community agencies

· Library roles in entrepreneurship experiential learning programs

· Information resource bibliographies

· Book and product reviews

The above list is not intended to be prescriptive and the Special Issue is happy to consider a wide range of topics. If writers are in any doubt whether a potential topic is suitable please contact the Special Issue Editors:

Hal Kirkwood, MLIS

Karen I. MacDonald, MBA, MLIS


Authors should follow the Instructions for Authors as published in the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. Abstracts or paper outlines should be submitted by October 31, 2008. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability by the Special Issue Editors. Completed papers should be submitted by March 30, 2009.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send as a Word file attachment to the editors at kirkwood@purdue.edu and kimacdonald@gsu.edu

CFP: World Digital Libraries: An International Journal

CFP: World Digital Libraries: An International Journal

The Editor of World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL) invites Papers for the December 2008 and June 2009 issue.

World Digital Libraries: An International Journal is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal on digital libraries. The first issue of this journal has just been published. Content can be found at http://bookstore.teriin.org/journal_inside.php?material_id=477&qty=1.

You are requested to subscribe the same or recommend to your library to subscribe. The second issue will be published in December 2008. The aim of the journal is to advance the theory and practice of acquisition, organization, management and dissemination of digital information on a sustainable basis. The journal will seek quality research papers that present original theoretical approaches as well as experimental case studies related to digital library development and maintenance. In doing so, the journal will keep readers abreast with the current developments in the field. The journal will include articles, reviews, current developments, and case studies dealing with:

-theoretical and methodological issues that relate to the interrelationships among electronic resources management, digital preservation, multiple access, multilinguality, copyright issues and security aspects;
-initiatives taken towards digitization through lucid case studies;
-current developments across the globe; and
-dialogues between the scientific community and society at large.

The journal will be having global coverage with local focus and would provide a platform for decision-makers, planners, consultants, library and information science professionals to share their experiences. It will also facilitate dialogue among the digital library communities.

Articles and reviews should examine concepts, analyses, new approaches, and techniques pertaining to this field. Case studies covering new initiatives, as well as procedural breakthroughs of important issues in the digital library field would be included. Book reviews will cover recent books in the field, reviewed by an independent reviewer.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed using the criteria of originality, accuracy, and quality of contribution in these fields. The journal will also provide an update on topical developments in the field; notes on important breakthroughs; information on forthcoming conferences, workshops, seminars and relevant events; and highlight activities of national and international importance in the field.

We would like to request all of you to submit paper for the same to dckar@teri.res.in address below.

Prof N Balakrishnan, Professor & Associate Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Debal C Kar, Fellow, TERI, New Delhi

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Manuscripts needed for LITA Ex Libris award

Manuscripts needed for LITA Ex Libris award

LITA is offering an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal Information Technology and Libraries, and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28....


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CFP: KLA-MPLA Joint Conference "Libraries: Dynamic People, Places & Ideas"

CFP: KLA-MPLA Joint Conference "Libraries: Dynamic People, Places & Ideas"

Has your library solved a problem that still plagues others? Have you discovered or heard about a better way than the same old way it's always been done before? Do you have insight or data that would help libraries become even more effective? See clarity where others find only confusion? If so, please share your solution, discovery, insight, data, or vision by presenting at the 2009 KLA-MPLA Joint Conference "Libraries: Dynamic People, Places & Ideas,"which will be held April 1-3, 2009 in Wichita, KS at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center.

To propose a program or pre-conference simply submit the online program proposal form by Oct 31, 2008 (http://www.kansaslibraryassociation.org/displayemailforms.cfm?emailformnbr=94133). A committee of five academic librarians will review all academic track proposals in early November and send notifications of acceptance by the end of the month. This is a continuation of the peer-review/jury process that was successfully implemented last year to enhance incentives for presenting at KLA's annual conference.

Questions about the conference or the proposal process should be sent to Laura Loveless, President of the Kansas Library Association, llove@kckpl.lib.ks.us

Edited Volume: Essays in Popular Culture Call for Papers

Edited Volume: Essays in Popular Culture Call for Papers Date:

We are seeking contributions for an edited volume tentatively entitled Collected Essays in Popular Culture.

The academic field of Popular Culture has been active since the 80s, and it might be argued that what passes for popular culture today may be the classic of tomorrow. This volume seeks to draw together papers which not only focus on popular culture but are themselves reminiscent of the time and place which engendered them.

Papers may have already been published in journals or conference proceedings, but need not have been. They should reflect a now-historic sense of popular culture and may focus on any aspect or media.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to) graphic novels, comic books, television, film, radio, internet culture, queer, gay, and lesbian studies, advertising, poster art, propaganda, children's toys, feminist/egalitarian/masculinist studies, 9/11.

Due date for full papers is Dec. 29, 2008. Email submissions (in Word, odt, rtf) to: n.norris@st-jean.rmc.ca. Please include biographical info. and c.v.

Dr. Nanette Norrs
Email: n.norris@st-jean.rmc.ca
Visit the website at http://www.norris.ca

Monday, September 22, 2008

Call for Bloggers (LITA National Forum 2008)

Call for Bloggers (LITA National Forum 2008)

Are you attending the LITA National Forum in Cincinnati this October?
Please consider blogging a meeting or program for the benefit of your
fellow LITA members who can't attend the conference this year. We are
looking for volunteers to post brief summaries of sessions on the LITA
Blog (http://litablog.org). While you're visiting Cincinnati to
learn, meet up with old friends, and engage in discussion about the
newest new things in library technology, why not take this opportunity
to share the experience with others?

A current Blog Schedule can be found at http://litablog.org/blog-schedule-for-lita-national-forum-2008. We would like coverage for as many of the sessions as possible, so please
feel free to pick one (or ten) and join the LITA Blogging Community. Slots are starting to fill, so pick yours now.

If you are interested, just contact me at michelemiz@gmail.com with your name, e-mail and the sessions you would like to cover. I'll get you set up, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

CFP: Libraries Unlimited Management Collection

CFP: Libraries Unlimited Management Collection

Authors and editors are sought for the Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection. The collection offers books on topics of broad interest to librarians and others working in and for libraries, for those occupying or aspiring to positions of responsibility, for those assisting in the advancement of library services to communities of people, of students and scholars. If you are interested please contact : Gerard McCabe, editor/series adviser at mgmted@comcast.net for further information.

URL: Current items in Libraries Unlimited Management Collection:

Gerard B McCabe - mgmted@comcast.net
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection

CFP: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

CFP: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship,a refereed quarterly for librarians and information specialists in academic, private/corporate business libraries, as well public libraries, welcomes the submission of original articles.

JBFL is now published by Taylor & Francis, and is in its 14th volume. It is also in the third year editorship Editorship of Gary White, Head of the Schreye Business Library of Pennsylvania State University. Prof. White is a winner of the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship; former Chair of the Business Reference & Services Section (BRASS)
of ALA, and noted by the Reference and User Services Association (ALA) as a
"...business librarian par excellence....[whose] publications and presentations have enabled many
information professionals to navigate the world of business information more efficiently and effectively."

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship has also just published a comprehensive, expanded special issue on career paths of notable business librarians, Guest Edited by Diane Zabel.

Areas for suggested articles include:
* managing business collections
* electronic sources of business information
* innovative reference/user services for
* business and finance libraries
* educating businesses information professionals
* bibliographic instruction in the business school
* outreach to targeted audiences
* marketing services and collections
* collaborative relations with other libraries/groups
* resources for specific types of business information
* professional activities of business information professionals
* technologies and their applications in the business library

Prospective authors are welcomed to contact the Editor to discuss ideas for possible submission:

Gary White, Editor
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
The Pennsylvania State University
309 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1810
(814) 865-9268

A free sample of the Journal, now published by Taylor & Francis, may be obtained by contacting
Marisa Starr marisa.starr@taylorandfrancis.com

Monday, September 08, 2008

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultur

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultural Variables

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2008

Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultural Variables

A book edited by Dr. Jung-ran Park
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University

Through an interdisciplinary perspective, this book will explore interpersonal discourse realized in computer-mediated communication (CMC). Interpersonal discourse concerns communication with another person in a dyadic, public or small-group context. Human interaction in a dyadic, public or group context through networked computers constitutes computer-mediated communication. The development of communication technologies enables dynamic social interaction through the CMC channel. Accordingly, there has been rapid growth in multiple genres of social interaction and online learning through the CMC channel. There exists a need to explore the impact of interpersonal discourse in carrying effective online learning and information seeking. This book will address such an impact by applying conceptual fundamentals of interpersonal discourse and online language usage to CMC contexts.

Objective of the Book
The rapid growth of CMC genres demands new perspectives, frameworks and tools for research and practice. Also necessitated is an understanding of online social interaction and an analysis of online discourse. This book will aim to, through an interdisciplinary perspective, explore three fundamental components of CMC: language, interpersonal relations/communication and information technology. It will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It also aims to address the impact of interpersonal discourse in the building of online communities and in the design of interaction systems and social technology.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and communication in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, linguistics, computer science, information technology, education, and management. Moreover, this book will provide advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the above mentioned fields with an understanding of the online social interaction and applications of interpersonal discourse for effective online interaction across CMC channels.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Interpersonal relations in CMC—a conceptual framework
Social and affective aspects of communication in the CMC
Communication norms for social interaction through CMC (e.g., netiquette)
Online language usage and discourse structure
Face, self, identity in online communication
Verbal and non-verbal signals for interpersonal communication in CMC
Meaning seeking and negotiation in CMC
Applications of interpersonal discourse to CMC contexts
Building online communities and interpersonal communication skills
Group interaction and virtual teams
Interpersonal relations in online learning and education
Digital information service and interpersonal relations
Interaction system design, social technology, social interface
Online interaction across languages and cultures

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 30, 2008, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the objective and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 30, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (7000+ words) are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail at:
Dr. Jung-ran Park
College of Information Science and Technology
Tel.: +1 215 895 1669 • Fax: + 1 215 895 2494
E-mail: jung-ran.park@ischool.drexel.edu

CFP: Museums and the Web 2009

CFP: Museums and the Web 2009

MW2009 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2008.

Museums and the Web 2009
the international conference for culture and heritage on-line
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, the MW program reviews and analyzes the issues and impacts of
networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage.

Proposals are invited from professionals and researchers in all areas actively exploring the creation, on-line presentation and use of cultural, scientific and heritage content, and its re-use and evaluation.

The bibliography of past MW papers (all on-line since 1997) can be searched at http://conference.archimuse.com/researchForum/

On-line proposal submission is required. Use the form at

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be accepted.

Proposals are peer-reviewed individually by an International Program Committee; full sessions are rarely accepted. Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. The committee may choose to accept some papers and not others.

Proposals due September 30, 2008
- for papers, workshops, mini-workshops + professional forums
(written paper required by Jan. 31, 2009)

Proposals due December 31, 2008
- for demonstrations (written paper optional)

The Museums and the Web program is built from the ground up, from
your proposals. Add your ideas to the on-line discussion at

Review the MW2009 Call for Participation on-line at

Contact the MW2009 Conference Co-Chairs
David Bearman + Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics

We hope to see you in Indianapolis.

jennifer and David

Call for Presenters: Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries (ALA Annual 2009)

Call for Presenters: Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries (ALA Annual 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 ruth.connell@valpo.edu 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

Friday, September 05, 2008

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: CUBL Breakfast, SLA 2009 in Washington, D.C.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: CUBL Breakfast, SLA 2009 in Washington, D.C.

I am currently planning the CUBL breakfast for next year’s SLA Conference in Washington, D.C. and am looking for people interested in sharing their experiences or research with their colleagues. Attending the Annual Conference is always energizing. We should capitalize on that energy by sharing ideas that can be implemented when we all return to our own libraries. Do you want to share your ideas? If so, then read on.

This year’s theme will be “Trends in Business School Outreach: Connecting to Faculty and Students” Some proposed topics include:

Embedded librarianship. Although this topic has been covered at SLA in the past, it continues to evolve and grow as more and more classes are being offered through distance programs. Have you had a good experience with it. Would you like to offer advice for those who have not yet become embedded librarian?

Outreach to business school faculty. Have you been successful in reaching out to your business faculty? Have you increased library instruction requests? How have you been creative in getting them to use and promote the library’s resources? Who are key people to have on your side?

Connecting with business students. How have you marketed yourself and your services to business school students? Do you provide handouts, workshops or individual research sessions? Have you created a “library buzz,” or are you known as “library-guy (or gal)”?

Perceptions and use of library resources after library instruction. What are students saying after your library instruction sessions? What works and what does not? Can professors see a difference in the quality of student work after a library session?

If you are interested in speaking (15 minutes or so) on any of these topics, or if there other topics you think may be of interest to CUBL members, please let me know. We have spots for three (3) speakers. You’ll have to come up with your own clever presentation title, though!


Jeff Graveline
CUBL Membership Chair


Jeffrey D. Graveline, J.D., M.L.I.S.
Reference Librarian for Business & Government Documents
Mervyn H. Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 934-6364
Email: jgraveli@uab.edu