Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Advances in Paper Conservation Research
British Library Conference Centre
23-24 March 2009
We welcome proposals for presentations.
Recent years have seen an explosion of research and new insights into the material science of paper and paper-based collections. Understanding of the raw materials, their deterioration and conservation strategies have developed--alongside new strategies for dealing with the enormous legacy of paper.
This conference will bring together key workers in the field from major collections such as the British Library and the Library of Congress to academic researchers and commercial organisations. It is intended to publish the proceedings electronically on the British Library website.
We invite offers of potential contributions to the conference. Abstracts should be received by 22 December 2008 and finished papers received by 28 February 2009.
Conservation and care for the collections are undergoing major change at the British Library. A new state of the art Centre for Conservation and innovative robotic storage in a reduced oxygen environment were recently completed. These major advances in the care for the physical collections are competing with major challenges to deal with digital collections. It is an exciting time for the future of care and conservation in Libraries and Archives.
C V Horie
+44 20 7412 7347
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB, UK
velson.horie [at] bl__uk
Thank you for all your contributions (formal or informal) to this project over recent years. It would be pleasure to see you, and hear about the advances made recently.
Call for Papers/New Editor Announcement: The Journal of Library & Information Services for Distance Learning
Call for Papers/New Editor Announcement: The Journal of Library & Information Services for Distance Learning welcomes the submission of manuscripts for review and possible publication.
The Journal is now under the new Editorship of Jodi Poe, Head of Technical Services, Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, Alabama). Jodi was previously Distance Education Librarian at Houston Cole Library for 8 years.
Manuscripts and ideas for papers can be submitted directly to Jodi Poe for peer-review. The Journal has a rapid turn-around time (approximately 4 months) for accepted material, contingent on scheduling. Topics can cover research, theory & practice related to:
Distance education programs for income production
Distance learning statistics in libraries
Strategic Planning for Distance Education
Evaluation of distance learning librarianship programs
Off-campus licensing, costing, budgeting
Remote access issues
Institutional repositories in distance learning/education
Satellite libraries: budgeting, growth, usage
Outsourcing for distance learning
Proactive roles for distance learning librarians
Faculty/librarian interaction in distance learning
cooperation and collaboration for distance learning
Information literacy for distance learning
Instructional service techniques
Information delivery for distance education
Reference services for distance education
Document delivery for distance education
Developing collections for distance education
Consortia involvement in distance learning
About the Editor
Jodi Poe comes to the Journal with more than 17 years of service in an academic library, and eight years of service in distance education. She is currently the Head of Technical Services at the Houston Cole Library at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Prior to accepting the department head position in October, Jodi served as the distance education librarian at the Houston Cole Library for eight years.
During her tenure as a distance librarian, Poe has written numerous journal articles on distance learning and librarianship, which appeared in popular journals like The Journal of Access Services and the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserves. Additionally, Jodi co-authored a chapter in the book Going the Distance: Library Instruction for Off-Campus Students.
Instructions for Authors
Instructions for authors are available at http://www.haworthpress.com or can be emailed to you directly by Jodi Poe (email@example.com).
Free Print Sample
A free print sample of the journal is available by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please give your full name and preferred mailing address.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jodi Poe at email@example.com
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has issued a call for papers for its 2009 conference (Milan, August 23-27, 2009). The theme for the Library Theory and Research Section is "Research into open access". Abstracts are due by December 31, 2008. Submissions can be made in the IFLA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish) and Italian.
Open Access (OA) has become the subject of much discussion amongst researchers, academics, librarians, university administrators, funding agencies, government officials, and publishers. Although OA has become a topic of considerable interest, with a growing body of work exploring the impact of OA on scholarly research and communication for various disciplines, surprisingly very little rigorous research has been conducted into or about OA itself.
At its session in Milan, the IFLA Library Theory and Research Section (LTR) will focus on research that explores the reality of providing OA. The intention of the session is to provide a forum for library professionals to critically discuss key issues related to developing, managing and sustaining OA across the world. Papers may address issues such as challenges and barriers, the realities of financial and institutional support, policy and planning or principles involved in matters of OA development, management and sustainability. Papers discussing these issues from the perspective of different disciplines or contexts are welcome.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Call for Participation: SLA 2010 Annual Conference
The Special Libraries Association is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO, to be held 13-16 June in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The theme of the conference is “Entering SLA's Next Century: Let the Good Times Roll."
It's no secret that today's changing technology and more demanding management expectations require information professionals to demonstrate a positive impact on their organizations. You have to be a great researcher and manager, but you also have to help your organization put knowledge to work as a strategic asset -- across the enterprise, day in and day out.
What should I know about the SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO?
The SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO is the premier networking and educational event for information professionals. The conference takes place over four days, with additional days for continuing education and local tourism. For more information, visit the conference Web site:
What should I know about conference planning?
The SLA Annual Conference is planned on an 18-month timeline. The Annual Conference Advisory Council sets the parameters of conference programming, including (but not limited to) schedule, keynotes, time blocks, and theme. In addition to this council, divisions and caucuses devise the educational sessions that are put on Monday through Wednesday of the conference. If you are a member of SLA, you should approach your unit chair or unit planner with your conference programming idea before submitting it to SLA headquarters. Proposals submitted directly to SLA headquarters will be forwarded to the appropriate unit(s). Continuing education courses may be organized either through divisions or through SLA headquarters.
What types of submissions are you looking for?
* Presentations *
Educational sessions are held Monday through Wednesday of the conference. Sessions may be 60, 90, or 120 minutes in length. Presentation ideas should be submitted to the unit chair or unit planner. These presentations can be panels, lectures, roundtables or any learning format that you think would be appropriate.
* Contributed Papers *
An opportunity to share your knowledge! Are you using your expert knowledge and talents to shape the future? Do you have a vision of what the future will look like? Are others inspired by your ideas, innovations, and passion? How is your workplace preparing for the future? Do you have valuable insight from lessons learned that could help other information professionals? If so, here is your opportunity to engage in scholarship and share that knowledge with your peers. Accepted papers will also be published on the SLA Web site and in Information Outlook. Proposal forms are located here.
We are still accepting contributed papers for our 2009 conference, so feel free to submit a proposal for consideration for this June.
Continuing Education Courses *
By submitting a CE course proposal, you demonstrate your commitment to helping information professionals become indispensable through learning and help broaden our growing understanding of library and information profession practice in the 21st century. Courses are offered on Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 June. Courses may be half-day or whole-day, and are open to both members and non-members. Continuing education courses may be organized either through divisions or through SLA headquarters. Proposal forms can be found here.
We look forward to hearing your ideas. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Foldvik, SLA's director of events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFP: 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications
January 15th, 2009 is the new deadline for papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals for The 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2009 http://www.ICTconfer.org/eista
(Orlando, Florida, USA. July 10th-13th, 2009)
Authors Notification: March 30th, 2009
Camera ready, full papers: June 4th, 2009
All Submitted papers will be reviewed using a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in The Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI) (http://www.j-sci.com/Journal/SCI/).
Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference will have access to the reviews made to their submission 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.
All accepted papers where at least one author is registered in the conference will be included in the hard copy and the CD versions of the conference proceedings.
For submissions or Invited Sessions Proposals, please go to the conference web site or directly to: http://www.ICTconfer.org/eista/Organizer.asp
The best paper of each invited session will also be published in JSCI at no additional cost for the author. Invited session organizers will be co-editors of the proceedings volume where their session's papers are to be included, and they will be guest editors of the Journal issue where the best paper presented at their invited session has been included.
Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at each session. The best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be selected from these session's best papers, and will also be published in Volume 7 of JSCI Journal, with no additional cost for their authors. Libraries of journal author's organizations will receive complimentary subscriptions to at least one volume (6 issues).
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Location: SLA Annual Conference – Washington, 2009
Date/Time: Monday, June 15, 2009 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Business is everywhere. As a result, business information literacy is crucial to success in almost every aspect of daily life in academic, corporate or public library environments.
In this call for posters, the Business and Finance Division of SLA is providing an opportunity for business librarians to share ideas on this important topic. We are looking for case studies or practical applications on a wide range of issues including:
• Standards and competencies for business information literacy
• Pedagogic approaches to business information literacy education
• Assessment of learning outcomes
• Integrating business information literacy in the curriculum
• Librarian / faculty collaboration
• New technologies for teaching business information literacy
• Business information literacy in multi-disciplinary contexts
• Professional development for business information literacy
• Promoting business information literacy in the corporate environment
Help your colleagues learn from your work, both successful and unsuccessful. Share the results of your efforts at the upcoming poster session at SLA in Washington, June 2009.
This session is sponsored by the Business & Finance Division. Guidelines for materials and layout of poster presentations are available on the SLA Business & Finance Division website at http://units.sla.org/division/dbf/conferences/2009conference_posters.html
The deadline for abstract submissions is March 1, 2009. Please submit your name, institution, fax, email address, poster title, and description (250 words or less) by email, fax, or surface mail to Karen MacDonald at the address given below.
Any SLA Member is welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. In the event that a greater number of submissions are received than can be accommodated, members of the Business & Finance Division will be given preference. Not a member of the SLA Business & Finance Division?
Click here to join: http://www.sla.org/
All applicants will be notified no later than April 1, 2009 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. If you have any questions about this session, contact
Karen I. MacDonald, MBA, MLIS
Assistant Professor / Business Liaison Librarian
PO Box 3967
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA
Ph. (404) 413-2856
Fax: (404) 413-2851
Call for Proposals: 2009 SOA Annual Meeting
"Archival Access & Accessibility: Tradition & Technology"
May 20-22, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2009
The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) invites proposals for presentations for its annual meeting "Archival Access & Accessibility: Tradition & Technology" to be held May 20-22, 2009 at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio. The Program Committee seeks proposals related to
improving access to archival materials. Proposals from graduate students and allied professionals are welcome. Sessions run 75 minutes. Panel discussions or other formats are acceptable. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate in poster sessions.
To submit a proposal, please send the session title, an abstract, and the name, contact information, and brief biography of the presenter/s.
Proposal deadline is Monday, February 2, 2009.
Submit proposals & questions to:
Archives Associate Senior
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1702
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Serials in the 21st century: new concepts, new challenges
The IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section (SOCRS) invites librarians and other interested parties to submit proposals for papers for the 2-hour open session in Milan.
Electronic formats have altered traditional ways of acquiring, cataloging and managing library materials. The lines are blurring between e-books, e-journals, and article databases. The division of functions in Acquisitions, Cataloging and Collection Development, as well as Public Services, which have until now been based on the types of material (continuing resources vs. monographs), are becoming less clear. Almost all e-resources have a seriality aspect. Are e-books the new continuing resource?
If the work of managing and servicing e-resources is being done in serials units (whether Acquisitions or Cataloging), then who handles “new” serials such as e-books and where do they fit in? Should they be included in ERMs? What kind of training and communication is needed for efficient work with e-resources? How do libraries adapt to this paradigm shift?
We especially invite papers that address the following topics:
*Organizational models for work with e-resources. What works and what doesn’t?
*E-books from selection to access: some new approaches
*New challenges as new opportunities
Please send a detailed abstract in English (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (which must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s) by February 15th 2009 via e-mail to: Eva-Lisa Holm Granath, Secretary of SOCRS, e-mail: email@example.com
The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section´s Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by March 8th 2009 Full papers will be due by May 1st 2009 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations. Papers should be no longer than 10-20 pages. 10-15 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's open session in Milan. We aim for a broader range coverage with slightly shorter presentations.
Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers, and at least one of the authors/presenters must be present for the program.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
2009 Library Research Round Table Forums at ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor two Research Forums at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (July 9 - 15). The LRRT Forums are a set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion. Two LRRT Research Forums are scheduled for 2009, one on general LIS research and one on a more specific topic that will emerge as we evaluate the submissions. The two forums are:
Research to Understand Users: Issues and Approaches
This session will feature three library-related research papers investigating users and their use of libraries and information. An LRRT committee will select the winning papers based on quality of study design, significance of the research topic, and potential for significant contribution to librarianship.
This session will feature three library-related research papers describing studies of libraries and librarianship. An LRRT committee will select the winning papers based on quality and creativity of study design, significance of the research topic, and potential for significant contribution to librarianship.
This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research project conducted in the broad area of library and information science or in a more specialized area of the field. LRRT welcomes papers emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, organizational structure and personnel, library value determination, and evaluation of library and information services. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. LRRT Members and nonmembers of LRRT are invited and welcomed to submit proposals.
The Committee will use a blind review process to select a maximum of six projects, three for each of the two forums. The selected researchers will be required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection are:
1. Significance of the study to library and information science research;
2. Quality and creativity of the methodology;
3. Potential to fill a research gap or to build on previous LIS studies;
4. Adherence to submission requirements (see below).
Please submit a two-page proposal by Friday, December 19, 2008. Late submissions will not be considered, and submissions must be limited to two pages in length. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (telephone number, mailing address, and email address). The second page should NOT show your name or any other identifying information. Instead, it must include: 1) The title of your project, and 2) A 500-word abstract. The abstract must include a problem statement, problem significance, project objectives, methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress), and an indication of whether the research is in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication by December 19, 2008, will not be considered.
Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 27, 2009. Please send submissions (via email or snail mail) to:
Larry Nash White, Ph.D.
Library Research Round Table Chair-Elect
1108 Joyner Library
Department of Library Science
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Email: whitel at ecu.edu
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 15th Reference Research Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.
For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website: http://tinyurl.com/rssresearchstatistics
The Committee employs a "blind" review process to select two projects for 25 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in Chicago.
Criteria for selection:
* Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;
* Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;
* Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;
* Research projects may be in-progress or completed;
* Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted
Proposals are due by Monday, January 5, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 20, 2009. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:
1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and email address(es).
2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:
a. Title of the project;
b. Explicit statement of the research problem;
c. Description of the research design and methodologies used;
d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research.
Please send submissions by email to:
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Call for Papers: Information to Inspiration: Knowledge & Vision Shaping the Future (SLA Contributed Papers)
**THE DEADLINE IS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY*
SLA -- Washington, D.C. 2009
*SLA** Contributed Papers: An opportunity to share your knowledge! *
Are you using your expert knowledge and talents to shape the future? Do
you have a vision of what the future will look like? Are others
inspired by your ideas, innovations, and passion? How is your
workplace preparing for the future? Do you have valuable insight from
lessons learned that could help other information professionals? If so,
here is your opportunity to engage in scholarship and share that
knowledge with your peers.
SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at its Annual
Conference June 14-17, 2009 in Washington, D.C., with the theme
"Information to Inspiration: Knowledge & Vision Shaping the Future."
Accepted papers will also be published on the SLA website.
Every SLA member is eligible and encouraged to apply. The deadline for
submitting a proposal is December 12, 2008. All proposals should be
sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words in length. The proposals
will be evaluated by a panel of SLA members in a blind review and the
strongest will be selected for development into full papers due May 1,
Topics of the papers should be related to library science, information
management, research or other issues related to customer service,
technology, or administration in special libraries. Proposals will be
judged on their relevance to the conference theme "Information to
Inspiration" or the tag "Knowledge and Vision Shaping the Future", as
well on the strength of the idea, quality of writing, and potential
For more information contact Justine Wheeler at email@example.com
or visit the SLA webpage:
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
April 8-11, 2009
New Orleans Marriott
The Biography section of the Popular Culture Association announces a call for papers on Biography and Popular Culture. Please submit a proposal for a panel of four presenters or individual panelist proposals on any themes concerning political biography, historical biography, film or theater and biography, art or literature and biography, memoir or autobiography and popular culture. Panels run 90 minutes, each panelist has 20 minutes for presentation with questions and answers. Proposals must not be more than one page, include a one page curriculum vitae, make sure to include name, mailing address, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address. Do not send proposals via electronic mail.
Send an email OR paper copy of proposals to
Urban Studies Librarian
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Fax: (702) 895-2147
Please include your name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and
Deadline for proposal submissions is December 15, 2008.
Oftentimes the hardest part of getting published is focusing your idea so that a journal’s editorial board will find it interesting. You don’t want to spend a lot of time writing before getting a sense of the viability of your idea. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian wants to help you to get
Are you currently working on a research project and need feedback or direction?
Do you have an idea that you would like to turn into a published paper?
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian would like to offer you a helping hand if you are in the midst of working on a research project or manuscript that you believe has promise by providing you with preliminary feedback on your idea.
The B&SS Librarian editorial board has experience in all areas of behavioral and social sciences librarianship with decades of experience in the research and publication process. We will offer insightful feedback on your submission and research proposals and provide an easy submission process with quick turnaround. We hope that you would ultimately decide to submit your final
manuscript to B&SS Librarian, but there is no requirement that you do so.
Do you have a paper relating to behavioral and social science librarianship that you are considering for publication?
Authors are invited to submit papers at any time for upcoming issues. Papers received by December 31, 2008 will be considered for publication in volume 28:1.
B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information including the following subject areas and areas of focus:
-Collection development and evaluation
-Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources
-Indexing and abstracting
-Library administration and management
-Reference and library instruction
All submissions will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your publication and let us help improve your publication record and demystify the publication process.
Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at: L-ROMERO@illinois.edu
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian