Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Call for Book Chapters: Changing role of Systems Librarians and Systems Offices in libraries

Call for Book Chapters: Changing role of Systems Librarians and Systems Offices in libraries

I have a contract to deliver a book on the changing role of Systems Librarians and Systems Offices in libraries to Chandos Publishing in the UK by April 1 2010. I am looking for contributors who can provide a chapter on the subject. Of special interest are

* IT infrastructure
* Relationships with Vendors
* Library culture
* Public Relations/Marketing/Fundraising
* Open Source Software
* Hosted databases

and how these have changed what you do over the past few years. Since this is a British Publisher any contribution from outside the US would be especially interesting. If you are a Systems Librarian (or equivalent) and would like to submit a chapter please send me a proposal. It does not have to be formal at this point, just a paragraph or two on what you would write about and your contact information. Deadline for chapters in January 1, 2010. Please address all inquiries to


Edward Iglesias
Systems Librarian
Central Connecticut State University

CFP: Documentation Magazine (an online publication of the Documentation Sciences Foundation)

CFP: Documentation Magazine (an online publication of the Documentation Sciences Foundation)


Note: Periodical is in Spanish, but English language articles may be submitted (according to their site).

Are you someone who writes on the subject of Information-Knowledge issues?

Then Documentation Magazine (an online publication of the Documentation Sciences Foundation, which is freely distributed across the Internet with an audience of more than 150.000) wants to hear from you.

It is looking for contributors who can provide new content that appeals to Information and Knowledge Sciences. Topics can focus on any of the following categories: Library / Archive / Documentation / Information technology / Museum / Communications / Knowledge /
Preservation / Social aspects of information / Digital divide / Semantic web / Epistemology / Digital assets.

Articles (no commercials), written in English or Spanish, and TXT format, will be accepted based on suitability of content to the audience, conciseness (max word count is 2000), sentence structuring, grammar, etc. Only articles meeting these requirements will be considered. The Foundation's editorial staff reserves the right to review, edit, and make changes to the original articles as deem fit.

Articles will also include the author's bio and contact information. Pictures/images, in jpeg format, are highly encouraged (author is responsible for copyright issues, that materials belongs to him/her, the article is original, and has not been published elsewhere). The authors don't receive pay for the publication of the article. Writing an article will ensure that you continue to build your personal brand and your expertise online.

You can submit your article for consideration no later than August 10, 2009, to

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 8th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 8th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid November 2009, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals to by Friday, August 14, 2009. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email 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 7 issues published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 8th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, August 14, 2009.

Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2009
DHCS Colloquium: November 14 - 16, 2009

The annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) was established to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to advance the digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.

This year, DHCS will be held at the Illinois Institute of Technology, with the theme "Critical Computing", seeking to explore how best to develop productive research collaborations between computer scientists and humanists. The colloquium is sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

We invite proposals for presentations, posters, demos, and panel discussions on all topics that intersect current theory and practice in the humanities and computer science. Please see the colloquium website for more detailed information.

Last year's proceedings are available at:

Submission Format: Please submit an abstract of up to 1000 words in Adobe PDF format via

Important Dates:
Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, August 30
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, September 14
Full Program Announcement: Thursday, September 24
Registration opens: Tuesday, September 29


Monday, July 20, 2009

CFP: Urban Library Journal

CFP: Urban Library Journal

The editors of Urban Library Journal (ULJ) announce a call for proposals for the Winter 2010 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.

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 August 15, 2009. Full manuscripts are due by December 1, 2009. 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

Call for Papers and Posters: 2009 Midwest Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting

Call for Papers and Posters: 2009 Midwest Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting

The program committee of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2009 Midwest MLA Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio from October 3 through 6, 2009 at the Hyatt on Capitol Square. The conference theme of "Seek, Discover, Explore" lends itself to a variety of topics, and provides opportunities for presenters to show how they endeavor to seek out new and improved ways to provide cutting-edge library services, to discover innovative techniques for using technology and the Internet, or to explore how libraries connect people to information in creative ways. Papers and posters may highlight practical problem-solving approaches, report on research in librarianship, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, or describe innovative programs, resources, or services. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination, talents, and creativity can devise.

Contributed papers will be presented on Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Posters will be on display on Monday, October 5, 2009 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Presenters should be available to discuss their posters from 11 a.m. to noon on October 5, 2009.

For contributed paper proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. The abstract should be sent to: Leslie Schick, University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, PO Box 670574, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0574 or emailed to

For poster proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. The abstract should be sent to: Linda DeMuro, Director of Library Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital Library, 700 Children's Dr., Columbus OH 43205 or emailed to

The deadline for abstract submission is July 31, 2009.

Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by August 15, 2009.



Editors are inviting articles for both the Spring and Fall 2010 issues of ART DOCUMENTATION, the semiannual peer-reviewed journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America. The articles should fall within the scope of art and architecture librarianship, visual resources curatorship, digital image management, technology related to the visual
arts, art publishing, artists’ books, and related fields.

For the Spring 2010 issue, papers should be close to completion; the preliminary deadline is September 1, 2009. Many articles have already been accepted for this issue, but there is still space for a few more. For the Fall 2010 issue, please send your abstracts for articles
concerning research or projects that you are still developing. The preliminary deadline for this issue is April 1, 2010.

Have you recently given a presentation at a conference that would be appropriate to expand as a journal article? Please send an abstract if the subject falls within the scope of ART DOCUMENTATION.

ART DOCUMENTATION contributor guidelines may be found at

I look forward to hearing from you!

Judy Dyki
Library Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art
39221 Woodward Avenue, Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
248-645-3364 voice
248-645-3464 fax

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

CFP: Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG) Fall Meeting

CFP: Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG) Fall Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009
Location: Lansing Community College - West Campus

Presentation and Forum (Birds of a Feather) Proposal Deadline: August 21, 2009.

The Michigan Innovative Users Group invites you to present your ideas, experiences and views on various modules of the Innovative system at our October 1 meeting.

• Sessions might include presentations, demonstrations or panel discussions.
• Forums (Birds of a Feather) can be discussions on a particular topic, module or issue(s).

Presentations for all levels across all library type and Millennium modules are encouraged and welcomed. This is an outstanding opportunity to share the insights you’ve gained, reprise an IUG 2009 presentation or assess the potential for a possible IUG 2010 presentation.

Please use the proposal submission form located on the MIUG website:

CFP: International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)

CFP: International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)
Shaping the Information Paradigm
New Delhi * 23 – 26 February 2010


Venue: Conference at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi • 24–26 February 2010
Tutorial at IGNOU, Convention Centre, New Delhi • 23 February 2010

The rapid growth of information technology has thrown up enormous opportunities in the field of library science, especially digital libraries (DL). Seeing the potential of leveraging this tool for learning and bridging the knowledge gap, TERI’s Library and Information Centre has already conducted two international conferences on digital libraries since the year 2004. It is now proposed to host the third such conference from 23–26 February in 2010 organized by TERI in partnership with IGNOU and ISIM .

We invite you to submit your proposal for presentation and tutorial at ICDL 2010.


· Provide a platform and enable interaction among DL experts and researchers
· Facilitate creation adoption, implementation and utilization of DL‘s, and their future implications
· Bridging the digital divide through knowledge sharing

Who should participate?

· Information professionals
· IT and knowledge service providers
· Policy makers
· Academicians, students and distance learner
· E-publishers and virtual communities
· Other stakeholders

Call for papers

Original papers focusing on the theme of the conference—Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm are invited for the conference poster and tutorial. Some of the topics are listed below:

· DL development, architecture, and management
· Contents management in DL
· Multi-linguality and interoperability issues
· Digital rights management
· Digital preservation and access management
· Semantic web
· KM (knowledge management) and organizational repositories
· E-learning and e-publishing
· DL standards and policy
· Open archives initiatives
· ODOL (Open distance online learning)
· Multimedia content
· Virtual support to distance learners
· E-resources management for distance learners
· Access management
· m-learning technology

For details of paper submission guidelines and submission process, visit .

Important dates

Submission of full papers 15 September 2009
Notification of acceptance of paper with comments 30 October 2009
Submission of the final paper after incorporating comments 30 November 2009

For Early–bird registration offer please visit

Organizing Secretary
ICDL Secretariat
TERI, Darbari Seth Block,
IHC Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003, India
Telephone 24682138, 24682100, 41504900
Fax 24682144, 24682145

Monday, July 06, 2009

CFP: Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group (2009 Meeting, Akron, Ohio)

CFP: Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group (2009 Meeting, Akron, Ohio)

The Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group invites you to present your ideas, experiences and views on the various modules of the Innovative Interfaces system at our annual fall meeting being held Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, OH.

* Presentations for all levels of experience across all modules and Innovative products are welcomed
* Proposals may take the form of programs, panel discussions, forums, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction
* Have an idea, but don't think you could devote a full 45 minutes to it? Submit a proposal for a 15-minute program
* New for 2009, hands-on instruction sessions (limit of 15 attendees per session) are welcomed
* Birds of a Feather” (BoF) sessions, which take the form of informal discussions on a particular topic, module or issue(s) may also be proposed

Submissions may be made using the form posted on the Eastern Great Lakes IUG website at
For further information, contact a member of the Program Committee and review the Program Guidelines at

Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2009.
We look forward to receiving many wonderful submissions!

Thank you,
Program Committee, 2009 Eastern Great Lakes IUG
John Sterbenz, Chair (
Barb Anderson (
Suzette Burlingame (
Victor Zuniga (

Friday, July 03, 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 and ensuring that, if accepted, it will be published in the next issue, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at by August 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