Thursday, April 30, 2009

Call for Chapter Proposals: Edited Collection on Corporate Libraries

Call for Chapter Proposals: Edited Collection on Corporate Libraries

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in library and information science areas and information and ideas for practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential chapters and contributors.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter, for consideration.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Planning a Corporate Library, including chapters on topics such as design, architecture, and facility planning, budget and staffing, long range planning, technology planning, hiring, recruiting, and training for a new library.

-Collaborations, including chapters on interlibrary lending and borrowing, joint libraries, consortia and other types of collaborations and organizations.

-Technology, including chapters on best practices, discussions of the use of technology, and the scope of a corporate librarian’s job such as what technological support they offer, web sites and internet databases in relations to corporate librarianship, electronic services.

-Staffing, including human resources, continuing education, professional networking, core competencies, management, routines

-Communications, including articles regarding communications; for example, with satellite offices, with overseas branches, interdepartmental, computer mediated communication, and more.

-Knowledge Management/ Organization, including topics covering how Corporate Libraries manage data and knowledge and organize it, and share it.

-Special Issues This section will include articles about any special issues pertaining to Corporate Librarianship, such as copyright and other legal topics, especially those that are unique to corporate librarianship.

Please send chapters or chapter proposals by May 15, 2009, through email to:

Paul and Sigrid Kelsey, editors

Sigrid Kelsey
Louisiana State University Libraries

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CFP: 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference (2010)

CFP: 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference (2010)

Cleveland, Ohio
April 28-30, 2010
Deadline: September 15, 2009

Conference URL:

The Off-Campus Library Services Conference is extending a formal invitation to librarians, administrators, and educators to present their research and share their knowledge with their peers. Individuals who provide library resources and services to students and faculty participating in instruction either away from a main campus or in the online environment are invited to submit a proposal. Through formal proceedings and the publication of Conference papers in the Journal of Library Administration, this information is made available to all who have an interest in this field.

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact us at

Guidelines for Presenters

Please use the guidelines below when preparing a proposal for presentation to the 14th Off-Campus Library Service Conference. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact us.

The following subject tracks are appropriate for this conference. It is understood that a presentation may fall into more than one track.
-Surveys, assessment, statistics, theories, overviews
-Teaching and learning
-Methods, strategies, models, one-on-one, classroom
-Electronic information and delivery
-E-books, databases, online tutorials, streaming video, virtual reference
-Librarian, faculty, consortia, or other
-Administration and support services
-Program development, ILL, document delivery, reference management systems, collection development, budgets, staffing

Presentation sessions should be 55 minutes in total length, with 10 minutes included for questions. Presenters are encouraged to use technological aids to augment their presentations. Online access and a laptop will be available in all rooms; please see our audio-visual request form if you need additional support. Presenters are encouraged to supply handouts or other materials as appropriate. Session evaluation forms may be provided at the discretion and expense of the presenters. A written paper that will be included in the official conference proceedings is required of all presentations. Please refer to the manuscript guidelines for proper formatting and other details.

Workshops will be scheduled for two-hour sessions and should offer hands-on learning for the attendees. An abstract for the workshop must be presented for inclusion in the proceedings but no written paper is required.

Panel Discussions
Panel discussions should include several speakers and run a total of 55 minutes, with 10 minutes included for questions. A written paper is not required for the proceedings.

Poster Sessions
Posters sessions provide an informal forum to report innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to the off-campus library community. Posters may include narratives, tables, graphs, and handouts. They may be in print or electronic format or a combination of the two. Presenters must provide their own laptop if needed. Internet access will be available. Presenters are required to set-up and host their display for one hour and 10 minutes and to provide an abstract for the program. No written paper is required.

To submit a proposal, complete the online proposal form available from the link below. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2009.

After September 15, 2009, the OCLS Conference Program Advisory Board members will be provided with blind copies of the proposal abstracts. Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential interest to conference attendees, contribution to the body of knowledge associated with the field of off-campus library services, and their clarity of organization and expression. Program balance and room space will also be a factor in proposal selection. All presenters will be notified regarding their status of their proposals by October 15, 2009.

Monday, April 27, 2009

CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/The Haworth Press, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.

The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Topics can include but are not limited to:
• Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
• Information literacy
• Instructional service techniques
• Information delivery
• Reference services
• Document delivery
• Developing collections
If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at by June 1, 2009. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly.

Jodi W. Poe, Editor
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Associate Professor, Head of Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
TEL: (256) 782-8103
FAX: (256) 782-5872

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Writers Wanted: Heart of the Campus (Blog About Campus Outreach)

Writers Wanted: Heart of the Campus (Blog About Campus Outreach)

If anyone is interested in joining a new blog for academic librarians to discuss outreach, I wanted to let you know about The Heart of the Campus:

Some parts of it are still somewhat under construction (Resources), but I'd love to participate in discussion with anyone who is interested in joining me there.

Karen J. Wanamaker

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Do you have a story to tell? Come and share it at Library Worklife!

Do you have a story to tell? Come and share it at Library Worklife!

Library Worklife is looking for aspiring and experienced writers - library employees and graduate students who have stories to tell about their careers, jobs, research, and pathways to success. Stories can be about:
• You or a great project that you want to share with colleagues - Spotlight
• Advice, testimonials, opportunities and research about advancing your career – Career Advancement
• Why it is important to participate in professional development and continuing education, including state and national certification programs - Certification
• Legal issues facing or concerning library personnel - Human Resources Law
• How to manage library staffing issues, such as training, budgeting, performance appraisals, hiring, outsourcing, and motivation - Human Resources Practice
• What you, your library or your state has done to address pay inequities - Salaries and Pay Equity and Statistics
• How do we attract people to the profession? - Recruitment
• Profiles, standards, innovative approaches, conferences or topics of concern for support staff - Support Staff
• How you manage the two (or more) roles you play on a daily basis - Work/life Balance
Write about your ideas or use some of ours on almost any other topic related to working in libraries.

Submission should range from 200 – 1200 words, although longer articles can be accepted by arrangement. They can be in almost any style from serious academic research to humorous work-life articles. Further details can be found at the Library Worklife web page, or by emailing the editor, Jenifer Grady at

And the best news is… If you commit to writing three (3), count ‘em THREE, articles in one year, you get a free subscription to Library Worklife, a $35 value (for ALA Regular members.)
So come and share your story, at Library Worklife.




It is a special issue on leadership in libraries and includes contributions from across the profession.

Library Leadership & Management is seeking manuscripts for publication. Contributions can take many forms: scholarly research on issues related to leadership and management of libraries, reports of successful project implementation, interviews with important movers and shakers in the profession, presentations from conferences and symposia, or invited articles. For more information or to discuss your ideas, email the editor: