Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award

AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award


Web Site » http://www.aallnet.org/about/award_call_for_papers.asp

Other Writing Competitions: http://law.du.edu/forms/writing-competitions/

Description: Papers must address an issue "relevant to law librarianship."

First Prize: $750

Additional Prize(s): The winner will, in addition to receiving the cash prize described above, have the opportunity to present the winning paper at the 2011 American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The winning papers wil also be considered for publication in the Association’s prestigious Law Library Journal.

Deadline: 04/15/2011

Contact Information:

David Hollander

dholland@princeton.edu

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Call for Papers: Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

Call for Papers: Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

Using technology to improve access to information has long been an integral part of medical and health sciences libraries. However today’s environment of rapidly changing software and hardware, social networking tools, and increasingly tiny and mobile devices presents special challenges for our libraries. To help our readers better understand and manage this environment, the Journal of the Medical Library Association is planning to devote an upcoming issue to papers that help us understand how health sciences libraries can use technologies to improve delivery of, and access to, medical and health sciences information.

We particularly welcome submission of case studies that describe how a particular institution used technology to solve a common problem confronting our libraries, as well as research papers that use quantitative or qualitative methodologies to evaluate the use of technology in health sciences libraries, and state-of-the-art reviews that look at some aspect of this issue. Papers should follow the guidelines on the JMLA Information for Authors website, http://www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/jmlainfo.html. ln addition to describing the application used, case studies should include a discussion of alternatives considered, data that supports an evaluation of the projects’ success in meeting stated goals, and a section on “lessons learned” that will aid other libraries who may be considering a similar application.

To appear in this issue, scheduled for January 2012, papers should be received no later than May 10, 2011. If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact me at jmlaeditorbox@gmail.com.

Susan Starr
Editor, JMLA

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CFP: LLAMA journal Library Leadership & Management

CFP: LLAMA journal Library Leadership & Management

Greetings LLAMA Members,
We wanted to let you know what was happening with the LLAMA journal Library Leadership & Management and why you will not be seeing a new issue announcement this month.

We are currently in the process of moving the journal to an Open Access platform for improved usability and future enhancements (no more having to remember a login). We are still tweaking the look but the archival issues are already in place and can be seen at the current url: https://journals.tdl.org/llm/issue/archive
Because we will no longer be using outside services for the journal, we have more freedom to set a publication schedule that better corresponds to LLAMA activities and planning/following up on events. The publication schedule is shifting to the following:
v. 25, no. 1, Winter February 2011 (post mid-winter meeting/pre-elections)
v. 25, no. 2, Spring May 2011 (pre-Annual Conference)
v. 25, no. 3, Summer August 2011 (post Annual Conference)
v. 25, no. 4, Fall, November 2011 (pre mid-winter meeting/post Executive Board fall meeting)

So watch for a new issue in February. We have a great set of articles that will look at topics such as preventative planning for an active shooter situation and applying return-on-investment modeling to libraries.
If you have manuscript ideas, we are open to them and offer both editor-reviewed and peer-reviewed options as well as the opportunity to publish multimedia content (like presentations, audio files, etc). Per the announcement in the previous issue, we are seeking a new columnist or section editor for a column featuring noteworthy or newsworthy books, websites, toolkits, or other skill building resources. Finally, if you are interested in being a part of the journal as a guest columnist, guest section editor, or serving on the LL&M Advisory Committee, let us know. Author submissions can also be done online through: https://journals.tdl.org/llm/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions. We are always looking for membership engagement.

Call for Papers Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture for the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

Call for Papers Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture for the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org/

You may submit your proposals online by going to the conference event management database, here: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/

Once in the database, create an account, and then submit a proposal. For submitting to this area, please use the pull down menu for the Topic Area: choose the one that reads: Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture (Dominguez). This will make sure your presentation is submitted to my area for programming purposes (the national PCA/ACA also has a children's literature and culture area).

You may also submit proposals to me directly:

Dr. Diana Dominguez, Area Chair
E-mail submissions preferred:
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com
Please put SWPCA Submission in e-mail subject line.

Proposal submission deadline extended to: December 31, 2010

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Now accepting proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture area of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Conference. This area is not limited to proposals/papers about traditional literature; children's and young adult culture can encompass a myriad of media: books, television, film, computer/internet culture, fan fiction, toys, marketing issues, music, comics and graphic novels, and non-fiction mediums like documentaries, non-fiction books or magazines, textbooks, television non-fiction shows. Theoretically-based papers about the very nature of "children's" and "young adult" categories/genres also encouraged. Where do the lines intersect between children's, young adult, and traditional adult literature and culture? How do children's and young adult authors and "producers" push the boundaries in genre, format, story/plot, characters, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity? How do children's and YA authors/producers reach their target audiences in inventive ways? How do these authors/producers deconstruct and reconstruct traditional genres and stories in order to address larger issues?

Other topics welcome: adaptations of children’s/YA literature to other mediums; ways children’s/YA literature continues to perpetuate or break stereotypical depictions of family, sexual identity, gender roles, body image, race, ethnicity, or class; how does children’s/YA literature address issues of conflict: personal, regional, national, and global (war, genocide); papers on the state of research in Children’s/YA literature and culture also welcomed. Other subjects or topics related to children's and YA literature/culture considered.

Please send 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants for review to area chair by deadline of December 31, 2010. Please include a short (100 word) bio, but no full CVs needed.

Diana Dominguez
Area Chair
Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture
gypsyscholar@rgv.rr.com

http://www.swtxpca.org/

CFP: 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011)

CFP: 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011)

URL: http://www.isast.org/qqml2011.html


We invite you to submit a paper /abstract /poster /workshop to the 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011), 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece .

First Call of Proposals QQML2011

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce the 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011) at 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece .

Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research.

The 3rd QQML2011 was scheduled during the previous 2nd QQML2010 Conference. It was also decided that the 4th QQML 2012 International Conference will be organized in Limerick Ireland .

QQML2009 and QQML2010 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications in Journals and Books.

QQML2011 will continue and expand the related topics.

Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the evidence base in library and information services (LIS)

Balanced Scorecard tools in libraries
Bibliometrics
Change of Libraries and the Managerial Techniques
Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication,
Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
Development of new metrics
Distance learning and the role of the library
E-Learning and the contribution of the libraries, archives and museums
Financial Management for Excellence
Human resources management
Information and Knowledge Services
Information literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning
Innovative management
Intercultural management
Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications
Knowledge management concept and technology,
Knowledge mining
Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
Library management and marketing
Library statistics
Open Access and Open Source
Performance Measurement and Competitiveness
Publishing Models, Processes and Systems
Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies
Re-engineering change in higher education
Resource development policy
Scholarly Information and the new communication technologies
Strategic management
Team building and management
Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool for development
Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
User education

Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description to the Conference Committee at: secretariat@isast.org
or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways:

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); and

c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words).

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/importantdates.html

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).

Student submissions

The Conference offers Postgraduate students and PhD Candidates a Competition opportunity. Students who submit to the conference could take part to the competition, by submitting only one paper to the competition. Students who enter to the competition have to participate to the conference and register before.

The papers will be judged by a scientific committee on the significance of the research theme, the research methodology, the description of the results and the organization of the presentation.

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2011 Conference and Student Research Competition to: Anthi Katsirikou anthi@asmda.com or to the secretary of the conference secretariat@isast.org

Call for Bloggers at Midwinter 2011

Call for Bloggers at Midwinter 2011

Do you plan to attend ALA Midwinter in San Diego? Take this opportunity to become a LITA Blogger.

The LITA Blog (http://litablog.org) will again be on hand to report what is happening and share the terrific Midwinter experience with those who cannot attend this year.

If you like to write and are looking for new ways to get involved (or have blogged in the past and would like to blog again), please email me at thebrewinlibrarian@gmail.com and let me know what sessions you would like to cover. The blog schedule for Midwinter (http://litablog.org/2010/12/call-for-bloggers-midwinter-2011-schedule/) has been posted and will be updated as we receive volunteers.

We will be taking volunteers up to and during the conference.

Thank you very much in advance!

Matt Hamilton, LITA Web Coordinating Committee

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Call for Posters: Innovation & Best Practices in Business Librarianship (SLA Annual Conference)

Call for Posters: Innovation & Best Practices in Business Librarianship (SLA Annual Conference)

Location: 2011 SLA Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA

Date/Time: Monday, June 13, 2011 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

In this call for posters, the Business and Finance Division of SLA is providing an opportunity for business librarians to share ideas and develop research collaborations. We are looking for case studies or practical applications on a wide range of issues including:

• Standards and competencies for business information librarians
• Pedagogic approaches to business information education
• Assessment of learning outcomes
• Integrating business information with the curriculum
• Librarian / faculty collaboration
• New technologies for teaching business information topics
• Business information education in multi-disciplinary contexts
• Professional development for business librarians
• Promoting business information research services

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 Philadelphia, June 2011.

This session is sponsored by the Business & Finance Division and the College & University Business Librarians Section.

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/2011posters_guidelines.html

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 7, 2011. 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 5, 2011 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 Librarian
PO Box 3967
University Library
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA
Ph. (404) 413-2856
Fax: (404) 413-2851
Email: kimacdonald@gsu.edu

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CFP: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

CFP: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks manuscripts for Volume 16 (2011). The journal covers all aspects of reference service provided via the Internet.

Why publish in IRSQ?
o Peer reviewed
o Four-week review process
o Editorial support for new authors
o Narrow scope focuses on web technologies as they relate to reference services
o Wide audience of all library types and disciplines – public, academic, special, humanities, science, etc.

More information for authors is available at the journal website - http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1087-5301&subcategory=AH250000&linktype=44

Contact the editor with questions or to discuss your manuscript.

Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. Manuscripts that have completed the review process by the dates below will be published in the corresponding issue listed.

Vol 16 (1&2) March 1 2011
Vol 16 (3) June 1 2011
Vol 16 (4) September 1 2011

This journal is published by the Taylor & Francis Group, with offices in Philadelphia, London, and other countries. Request a free online issue at the journal website http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1087-5301&subcategory=AH250000.

Brenda Reeb
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
Director, Business & Government Information Library
River Campus - Rhees 210
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
voice 585-275-8249

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Call for Speakers--CUBL Breakfast 2011

Call for Speakers--CUBL Breakfast 2011

We are currently planning the annual College and University Business Libraries (CUBL) Section breakfast for next year's SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia and are looking for three (3) people interested in sharing their experiences or research with their colleagues.

This year's breakfast theme will be "Ready for the World: Preparing Business Students for the Future."

In what ways have you been working with business students to prepare them for work/life after graduation? Maybe you collaborate with a career services office to help students research the kind of job they want. Maybe you've developed a "certification" program for students. Do you work with experiential programs: student consulting groups, service learning groups, internships, international study, etc.? Perhaps you do outreach to corporate social responsibility or professional ethics initiatives in your business school. If so, please consider this opportunity to tell your colleagues about your experiences, best practices, and lessons learned!

If you are interested in speaking (15 minutes or so) on these or other topics related to the theme, please let me know no later than Friday, December 17, 2010. (choller@illinois.edu)

I look forward to hearing from you!


Carissa Holler Phillips
Membership Committee Chair
College and University Business Libraries Section

CFP: IR 12.0 (12th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR))

CFP: IR 12.0 (12th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR))

URL: http://ir12.aoir.org/

October 10-13, 2011
Renaissance Hotel, Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA

People perform identities, worry about economic performance, expect better performance from technologies, and feel pressure to perform as employees or in other roles in life. We observe or participate in artistic performances, ritual performances, and the performance of experiments. Join us in considerations,
analyses, and celebrations of the many types of performance and participation online and in blended online/offline contexts. We look forward to creative articulations of the many meanings of the term performance and to the many ways of considering types of participation.

To this end, we call for papers, panel and pre-conference workshop proposals from any discipline, methodology, community or a combination of them that address the conference themes, including, but not limited to, papers that intersect and/or interconnect with the following:

* Creative performances and digital arts
* Participatory culture and participatory design
* Critical performance and political participation
* Identity performance
* Exclusion from participation
* Economic performance of Internet-related industries
* Game performance
* Performance expectations (as workers, citizens, etc.)
* Ritual performances and communal participation

Sessions at the conference will be established that specifically address the conference themes, and we welcome innovative, exciting, and unexpected takes on those themes. We also welcome submissions on topics that address social, cultural, political, legal, aesthetic, economic, and/or philosophical aspects of
the Internet beyond the conference themes. In all cases, we welcome disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions as well as international collaborations from both AoIR and non-AoIR members. We particularly invite proposals from scholars in the areas of digital arts and digital humanities.

SUBMISSIONS

We seek proposals for several different kinds of contributions. As in the past, we welcome proposals for traditional academic conference PAPERS, organized PANEL PROPOSALS that present a coherent group of papers on a single theme, as well as PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS which focus on a particular topic. We also invite proposals that will focus on discussion and interaction among conference delegates. A common form of this type is the ROUNDTABLE SESSION, but we would also like to encourage other formats, such as OPEN FISHBOWL SESSIONS. (See the Wikipedia entry under “Fishbowl (conversation)” for a description of this format. Fishbowl sessions should cover broad topics of interest to a wide segment of the AoIR community.)

DEADLINES
Submissions Due: 1 March 2011 (Papers, Panels and Pre-Workshops. Details below)
Notification: 1 May 2011
Full Papers Submissions Due: 1 July 2011

NOTE: The submission deadline this year is later than in previous years, but for this reason, it is a HARD DEADLINE; there will be no extensions to this date.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All papers and presentations will be evaluated in a standard blind peer review.

Format:

* PAPERS (individual or multi-author) – submit abstract of 600-800 words
* PANEL PROPOSALS – submit a description of 600-800 words on the panel theme, plus a 250-500 word abstract for each paper or presentation. The panel organizer must assemble these materials for submission,
* ROUNDTABLE and FISHBOWL PROPOSALS – submit a statement indicating the nature of the discussion and form of interaction, and listing initial participants. (In the case of a fishbowl proposal, this will include the name of the moderator, and the names of the first four speakers for the fishbowl.)
* PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS – please submit all workshop proposals via email to ir12chair@aoir.org. Workshop proposals should include names of presenters, and a 1,000-word description.

Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted proposals on the basis of multiple blind peer review, coordinated and overseen by the Program Chair. Each individual may present only one paper during the conference, though they may be listed as a co-author on multiple papers. In addition to this one presentation, they may also appear on a panel, roundtable, or performance.

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS

Full papers submitted by the 1 July 2011 deadline will undergo review to be published in an open-access, online collection, Papers of the Internet Research Conference (ISSN forthcoming).

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society. Authors selected for submission for this issue will be contacted prior to the conference.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

On October 10, 2011, there will be a limited number of pre-conference workshops and symposia that will provide participants with in-depth, hands-on and/or creative opportunities. We invite proposals for these pre-conference workshops. Local presenters are encouraged to propose workshops that will invite visiting
researchers into their labs or studios or locales. Proposals should be no more than 1000 words, and should clearly outline the purpose, methodology, structure, costs, equipment and minimal attendance required, as well as explaining its relevance to the conference as a whole. Proposals will be accepted if they
demonstrate that the workshop will add significantly to the overall program in terms of thematic depth, hands on experience, or local opportunities for scholarly or artistic connections. These proposals and all inquiries regarding pre-conference proposals should be submitted as soon as possible to both the Conference Chair and Program Chair and no later than March 1, 2011.

CONTACT INFORMATION

* Program Chair: Lori Kendall, Graduate School of Library and Information
Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, email:
loriken(at)illinois(dot)edu
* Conference Chair: Karine Nahon, Information School, University of
Washington, email: karineb(at)uw(dot)edu

CFP: 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011)

CFP: 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011)

We invite you to submit a paper /abstract /poster /workshop to the 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011), 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece.

First Call of Proposals QQML2011

Dear Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to announce the 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011) at 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece.

Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research.
The 3rd QQML2011 was scheduled during the previous 2nd QQML2010 Conference. It was also decided that the 4th QQML 2012 International Conference will be organized in Limerick Ireland.

QQML2009 and QQML2010 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications in Journals and Books.

QQML2011 will continue and expand the related topics.

Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
-Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the evidence base in library and information services (LIS)
-Balanced Scorecard tools in libraries
-Bibliometrics
-Change of Libraries and the Managerial Techniques
-Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication,
-Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
-Development of new metrics
-Distance learning and the role of the library
-E-Learning and the contribution of the libraries, archives and museums
-Financial Management for Excellence
-Human resources management
-Information and Knowledge Services
-Information literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning
-Innovative management
-Intercultural management
-Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications
-Knowledge management concept and technology,
-Knowledge mining
-Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
-Library management and marketing
-Library statistics
-Open Access and Open Source
-Performance Measurement and Competitiveness
-Publishing Models, Processes and Systems
-Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies
-Re-engineering change in higher education
-Resource development policy
-Scholarly Information and the new communication technologies
-Strategic management
-Team building and management
-Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool for development
-Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
-User education

Special Sessions – Workshops
You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description to the Conference Committee at: secretariat@isast.org or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways:
a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); and
c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words).
In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/importantdates.html

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).
Student submissions
The Conference offers Postgraduate students and PhD Candidates a Competition opportunity. Students who submit to the conference could take part to the competition, by submitting only one paper to the competition. Students who enter to the competition have to participate to the conference and register before.
The papers will be judged by a scientific committee on the significance of the research theme, the research methodology, the description of the results and the organization of the presentation.
Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.
Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2011 Conference and Student Research Competition to: Anthi Katsirikou anthi@asmda.com or to the secretary of the conference secretariat@isast.org

Sunday, December 12, 2010

CFP: IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section & Library Services to People with Special Needs Section Theme: Beyond barriers to accessing health information

CFP: IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section & Library Services to People with Special Needs Section Theme: Beyond barriers to accessing health information

URL: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla77/calls-for-papers/beyond-barriers-to-accessing-health-information

Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for the Open Session jointly sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Libraries (HBL) and the Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) Sections

Aim and Scope of the Session
It is hoped that papers will cover a wide range of areas of overcoming barriers – for example:

How have mental and physical challenges been overcome? e.g. how do you promote mental health information to people with disabilities. How is health information delivered to those with poor literacy skills (literacy skills include basic literacy skills, health literacy, IT literacy etc.), and to the socially excluded?
How is health information provided in cultures that do not endorse ‘open’ access to information such as publicly available brochures? What is the role of public libraries to support health information initiatives?
How can libraries work in partnership with others to promote health information?

It is anticipated that presentations be 20 minutes with time for questions at the end of the session.

Important dates
February 1st 2011: Deadline for submission of abstract
March 1st 2011: Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 1st 2011: Deadline for submission of text

Submission Guidelines
The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:

Title of paper
Summary of paper (250 - 350 words maximum)
Speaker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and biographical note (40 words)
The final paper should preferably be presented as a paper (that may be published on the IFLA website and as an option in the IFLA Journal). If the final presentation will be in the format of a power point, a substantial abstract will be required, including references such as URLs and bibliographies

Submissions are due before February 1st 2011 by email to:
tone@moseid.com

Tone Eli Moseid, Chair, IFLA Library Services for people with Special Needs Section.

Successful proposals will be identified by 1st March 2011

Call for Chapters: Marketing Methods for Libraries

Call for Chapters: Marketing Methods for Libraries

Seeking Submissions from U.S. Practicing Librarians

Marketing Methods for Libraries

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646

Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774

Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians, McFarland, 2008
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3575-3

Co-editor: Roxanne Myers Spencer, MSLS, MAEd; Associate Professor and Coordinator, Western Kentucky University Libraries' Educational Resources Center. Spencer also teaches in WKU's Library Media Education, reviews for School Library Journal, and belongs to several professional organizations.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing practical know-how about alerting the public what libraries contribute, why they deserve support even in tight economic times.

Possible topics: working with the media; National Library Week Activities; library newsletters; community outreach; service organization participation; holding political office; online promotion; working with elected local/state officials; holding open house.

Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues promote their library. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. Up to three co-authors/one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation; 3,000-4,000 words.

To receive a Go Ahead, please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by February 28, 2011 with your biography sketch. You will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place MARKETING/your name on the subject line: smallwood@tm.net

CFP: "Information Literacy Instruction for Science & Health Care Students" - Indiana Libraries

CFP: "Information Literacy Instruction for Science & Health Care Students" - Indiana Libraries

You are invited to contribute articles for an issue of Indiana Libraries with the theme “Information Literacy Instruction for Science & Health Care Students”.

Description: The Fall 2011 issue of Indiana Libraries will feature articles about successful and innovative information literacy instruction to students of all branches of science or health care. Articles will be edited and will not be peer reviewed. Indiana Libraries is an open access journal and is indexed in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts and Library Literature & Information Science Index.

Timeline: The journal issue will be published in the fall of 2011. Draft articles will be accepted until May 1, 2011. General information about Indiana Libraries and instructions to authors can be found at
http://www.ilfonline.org/resources/publications/. Questions or proposals may be directed to the issue editor.

Editor contact information
Maribeth Slebodnik
Biomedical Sciences Information Specialist &
Assistant Professor of Library Science
Life Sciences Library, Lilly Hall L-32
Purdue University Libraries
Phone: 765.494.2917
slebodnik@purdue.edu

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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 13th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 13th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid April 2011, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org

by Friday, January 7, 2011. 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, or proposed), 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 11 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org/.

Remember, for consideration for the 13th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org  no later than Friday, January 7, 2011.

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

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

Monday, December 06, 2010

CFP: AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE SOCIETY

CFP: AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE SOCIETY
MAY 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

The Children’s Literature Society of the ALA seeks abstracts for two panels on children’s literature for the American Literature Association Conference to be held May 26-29, 2011, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Panel 1:
Images, Imagination and Children’s Literature: Graphic Novels and Picture Books through History.

This panel explores the expression of the American imagination through illustrated literature for youth. This interpretation of images and the text that mediates them will deepen our understanding of how the American imagination exists in children’s literary tradition. Papers in this panel investigate uniquely American attributes in graphic novels, picture books and other forms of illustrated literature. Papers may also investigate how defining characteristics of American illustrated literature for youth have influenced or been influenced by literary culture. Papers about influential illustrators are also of interest, as are papers that offer an historical or interpretative overview of the topic.

Please send panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-500 words) by December 30, 2010 to Linda Salem lsalem@mail.sdsu.edu
Please include academic rank and affiliation and AV requests

Hard copies can also be sent to
Linda Salem
Library
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Panel 2: The Digital Worlds of Children’s Literature: From Video Games to the iPad

When Steve Jobs presented the iPad, combining the e-book format with multimedia capabilities, “books” and “reading” were alleged to have changed. But this “change” had already been occurring in the world of children’s new media adaptations and formats The seamless relationship of young people and new media has, in fact, led the MIT Comparative Media Studies website to call the generation entering the 21st century, “generation.com”; and, as New Media critic James Paul Gee affirms, they are the “natives” in this brave new digital world.

Innovation is at the heart of children’s literature. It has a rich tradition of opening new areas both in form and content, and it has been on the cutting edge of the digital revolution. This revolution has been transforming the way we are telling stories and how we read, changing our understanding of authorship, and creating new genres as it influences older ones.

This panel explores the rich, wide-ranging, and multidimensional digital worlds of children’s and young adult literature. This includes new narrative strategies evolving out of video games, children’s literature and educational websites; poetry—the creation of a digital poetics; creative non-fiction and fiction emerging from fan-fic sites and blogging; and new forms of story and picture, text and image, that are arising from new technologies like the iPad, Kindle, and Tablet.

What do these changes, transformations, and new forms tell us about reading—given that in addition to fan-fic sites and blogging, many of the new technologies allow the “reader” to become an “author” of the original text? How are these new forms changing narrative, poetry, and other genres? What shapes are story and poem taking in this new digitalized space?

Please send panel proposals or paper abstracts (250-500 words) by December 30, 2010 to Dorothy G. Clark: Dorothy.g.clark@csun.edu

Please include academic rank and affiliation and AV requests

Hard copies can also be sent to

Dorothy G. Clark
Dept. of English
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8248

Conference details may be found at the American Literature Association web
site:
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/index.html

American Literature Association Home
http://www.calstatela.edu/


Dorothy G. Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Subject Matter Option Advisor
California State University, Northridge
(818) 677-7225

Friday, December 03, 2010

FINAL Call for Proposals Workshop for Instruction in Library Use - deadline Dec 17, 2010

FINAL Call for Proposals Workshop for Instruction in Library Use - deadline Dec 17, 2010

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 - ‘Learning Under Living Skies’
June 1-3, 2011
Regina, Saskatchewan

URL: http://www2.uregina.ca/wilu2011/aboutwilu2011
CFP URL: http://www2.uregina.ca/wilu2011/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/WILU2011_CFP_form1.pdf

The tri-institutional WILU Committee from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2011. We are very pleased and excited to bring WILU to our province – for the first time ever!

This is also a special year because this will be the 40th annual WILU! Over the decades, it has grown to encompass all aspects of library instruction and the emerging role of librarians as educators. Please visit About WILU 2011 for more information.

The sky looms large over Saskatchewan. It is bold, active and constantly changing - just like learning in libraries. And, as we all know, learning can happen anywhere…the sky's the limit…

Suggested Topics:
-Learning Spaces. Tell us about where learning takes place.
-Who Learns? Tell us about who learns from you.
-Today’s Tools. Tell us about the tools you use.
-Why Teach? Tell us what motivates you to educate others.

Session Types:

Session Presentation
45-minute sessions, preferably grounded in formal research or applied practice, which include a 35-minute presentation and 10-minute discussion or question period.

Lightning Strike Session (with a Display Poster)
5-minute "quick hit" presentations on any topic related to information literacy or library instruction. A poster must accompany the presentation to create a lightning strike display circuit for all attendees.

Hands-on Tools
45-minute or 90-minute computer lab sessions where participants can interact with various online or electronic tools. There are four 24-seat computer labs available for WILU 2011. Other smaller computer labs are available as needed.

Submission Information:

Please submit proposals by December 17, 2010 through the online PDF submission form (you may also submit your proposal directly by email following these instructions).

The primary contact on the proposal will be notified by the end of January 2011 as to whether or not the proposal has been accepted for presentation. Note: proposals will only be reviewed by the committee after all information regarding the presenter’s name and institution has been excluded.

Questions? Please contact the WILU Program Committee, WILU2011@uregina.ca

PKP 2011 Conference - Call for Proposals

PKP 2011 Conference - Call for Proposals

URL: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2011/pkp2011
CFP URL: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2011/pkp2011/schedConf/cfp

The Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
Building and Sustaining Alternative Scholarly Publishing Projects Around the World

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, the Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference will be held from September 26 - 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. This is the first time that the PKP Conference is being held outside of Vancouver, Canada, and we look forward to meeting more members of the growing, international PKP user community. Given that the landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative, launched in December 2001, will be celebrating its first decade, the conference invites explorations of the lessons learned, successes achieved, and setbacks overcome in our shared attempts to increase and open access within scholarly publishing. The first and second PKP conferences brought together a remarkable array of presentations and participants from around the world, and we anticipate an equally valuable experience in 2011.

Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

* New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., integration of Web 2.0 features;
* Reports on national and regional open access policies and initiatives;
* Alternative publishing and funding models;
* National and international collaborative projects;
* New roles and partnerships for libraries, scholarly publishers, and others;
* Sustainability for open access publishing and open source software.

The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary presentations, panel discussions, brief "lightning talks," posters, workshops, a hackfest, an exhibitor hall, and parallel conference sessions in the following streams:

* Editors, publishers, and librarians
* Researchers and members of scholarly/scientific societies
* Software developers and system administrators
* Community/User groups

Parallel sessions will each be up to 20 minutes in length. Lightning Talks and “Ask a Developer” presentations are limited to 5 minutes each. Sessions may consist of a case study, a research report, a "big idea" in publishing, as well as other options.

Proposals (500 word maximum) should be submitted by March 15, 2011, using the submission guidelines and form available on our web site. All proposals will be subject to peer-review and you will be informed of a decision by June 1, 2011. Due to the strong interest in this year's conference, only a limited number of sessions will be accepted.

Submission Formats

1. Papers (20 minutes)
Standard conference papers, to be presented at the conference, with the paper posted to the PKP Conference web site.

2. Presentations (20 minutes)
Standard conference presentation, without an accompanying paper. The presentation file (e.g., Powerpoint) will be posted to the Conference web site.

3. Panels (20 - 50 minutes, depending upon number of panelists)
Standard conference panel session, with the time length determined by the number of panelists. All presentation files will be posted to the Conference web site.

4. Posters
A poster to be displayed in the common space. The poster file will be posted to the Conference web site.

5. Lightning Talks (5 minutes)
Very brief presentations: 5 slides in 5 minutes.The presentation file (e.g., Powerpoint) will be posted to the Conference web site. Topics could include a new feature development, or a case study of a current project (local, regional, national, international) using one or more of the PKP software applications.

6. “Ask a Developer” Presentations (5 minutes)
Very brief (5 minute) presentations illustrating a particular problem, issue, or need with one or more of the PKP software applications, made to an open audience, but also to members of the PKP development team. PKP Team members will respond to each presentation with suggestions, recommendations, or opportunities for further collaboration.

The Public Knowledge Project is a research and development initiative directed toward improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online publishing and knowledge-sharing environments. Located at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Stanford University, PKP has developed free, open source software for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals and conferences. Software such as Open Journal Systems, Open Conference Systems and Open Monograph Press increase access to knowledge, improve management, and reduce publishing costs. Over 6500 online journals worldwide are currently using the OJS software.

CFP: Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section of IFLA

CFP: Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section of IFLA

The Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section of IFLA, invites proposals for their sessions in San Juan, Puerto Rico:

* Weaving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) into every library organization in difficult financial times

and

* Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a strategy to build strong libraries and Library Associations

See http://www.ifla.org/en/cpdwl/conferences for details on how to submit.

Accepted papers may also be selected for publication in IFLA Journal, or an Emerald journal. Emerald journal articles which originate from IFLA conferences will become open access nine months after publication in the journal. See http://www.emeraldinsight.com/about/news/story.htm?id=2845 for details of the 2009 conference papers which have been made free of the payment barrier.

Thanks and best wishes

Eileen Breen
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 1274 777700
Fax: +44 (0) 1274 785200
ebreen@emeraldinsight.com
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

CFP: 2011 OHA Annual Meeting "Memories of Conflict and Disaster: Oral History and the Politics of Truth, Trauma, and Reconciliation."

CFP: 2011 OHA Annual Meeting "Memories of Conflict and Disaster: Oral History and the Politics of Truth, Trauma, and Reconciliation."

2011 OHA Annual Meeting
October 12-16, 2011
Renaissance Denver Hotel
Denver, Colorado
URL: http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/2011-oha-annual-meeting-call-for-papers/

"Memories of Conflict and Disaster: Oral History and the Politics of Truth, Trauma, and Reconciliation."

Call for Papers

The Oral History Association invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and presentations for its 2011 annual meeting to be held October 12-16, 2011, at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

The 2011 OHA Annual Meeting is being held a month after the 10th anniversary of 9/11/2001. The past century has spawned more than this one grave event; 9/11 was one of a myriad of natural and manmade conflicts and disasters that have occurred throughout the world in the recent and more distant past. So
naturally, the theme of this meeting reflects these timely topics. And as the subtitle suggests, we have lent a particular ear to the interpretation and preservation of these events in light of the search for truth, the
documentation of trauma, and the quest for reconciliation.

Cataclysmic conflicts and disasters destroy people and property. They also, however, offer the prospect of change and rebirth. Leaders seemingly try but rarely succeed to learn lessons from these types of events; ordinary people tell, gather, and preserve individual stories of loss, survival, resilience, and renewal. The documentation of such recent events in human history in a way that adheres to the OHA's best practices and standards can be tricky to navigate. Conflict and disaster need not be explosive or ground-shaking to shape the cultural landscape, and as such, we welcome a wide interpretation of the call for papers.

Denver, on the front range of the U.S. Rocky Mountains, and the Renaissance Denver Hotel will serve as host to the 2011 meeting. This region showcases a rich history of mountaineering, environmentalism, migrant labor, mining, political activism, and conservation and preservation through the state and national parks, as well through private and non-profit foundations and entities. We certainly welcome and encourage the oral history practitioners in this western city and the surrounding region to submit papers and proposals,
regardless of how directly their projects align with this year's theme.

As with all previous OHA meetings, the Program Committee welcomes broad and diverse interpretations of the conference theme as reflected in proposals for panels, individual papers, performances, exhibits, and roundtables. We especially encourage presenters to think about nontraditional delivery models, such as interactive sessions, dialogic formats that engage audience, and use of digital media.

Presenters are reminded to incorporate voice and image in their presentations. OHA is open to proposals from the variety of fields traditionally represented in our meetings, including history, folklore, literature, sociology, anthropology, American and ethnic studies, cultural studies, political science, information science and technology, communications, and urban studies.

In recognition of the important work occurring outside the United States, we also hope to have a significant international presence at the meeting. And, as always, OHA welcomes proposals from independent scholars, community activists and organizers, archivists, librarians, museum curators, web designers, documentary producers, media artists, ethnographers, public historians, and all practitioners whose work is relevant to this meeting's focus on conflict or disaster.

Proposal format: For full sessions, submit a title, a session abstract of not more than two pages, and a one-page vita or resume for each participant. For individual proposals, submit a one-page abstract and a one-page vita or resume of the presenter. Each submission must be accompanied by a cover sheet, which
can be found on the OHA website.

The deadline for submission of all proposals is Friday, January 21, 2011. All proposals should be submitted via email to oha@dickinson.edu, or if available, through an online submission page to be determined later. The cover sheet, which can be downloaded from our website, and all proposal documents must be combined into one attachment in Microsoft Word format. Please do not send the documents as separate attachments. If you do not receive email confirmation by Monday, February 7, 2011, please contact the OHA office to make sure your
submission has been received.

Proposal queries may be directed to:
Jennifer Abraham, Louisiana State University, 2011 Program Co-Chair:
jabrah1@lsu.edu

Troy Reeves, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011 Program Co-Chair:
treeves@library.wisc.edu

Horacio Roque Ramirez, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2011-12 OHA
President: roqueramirez@chicst.ucsb.edu

For submission queries or more information, contact:
Madelyn Campbell, Executive Secretary
Oral History Association
Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Telephone: (717) 245-1036 Fax: (717) 245-1046
Email: oha@dickinson.edu

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Call for Presentation Proposals: Library Research Round Table Forums (ALA Annual)

Call for Presentation Proposals: Library Research Round Table Forums (ALA Annual)

2011 Library Research Round Table Forums at ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor two Research Forums at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 24-29). 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 2011, 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.

Four-Star Research
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 the extended deadline of Wednesday, December 22, 2010. 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 or less 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 22, 2010, will not be considered.

Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 21, 2011. Please send submissions (via email or snail mail) to:

John M. Budd
Library Research Round Table Chair-Elect
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
303 Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573.882.3258
Fax: 573.884.4944
Email: buddj@missouri.edu

CFP: The Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference

CFP: The Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference

Building and Sustaining Alternative Scholarly Publishing Projects Around the World

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Freie Universit=E4t Berlin, the Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2011/pkp2011) will be held from September 26 - 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. This is the first time that the PKP Conference is being held outside of Vancouver, Canada, and we look forward to meeting more members of the growing, international PKP user community. Given that the landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative, launched in December 2001, will be celebrating its first decade, the conference invites explorations of the lessons learned, successes achieved,  and setbacks overcome in our shared attempts to increase and open access within scholarly publishing. The first and second PKP conferences brought together a remarkable array of presentations and participants from around the world, and we anticipate an equally valuable experience in 2011.

Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

*New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., integration of Web 2.0 features;
*Reports on national and regional open access policies and initiatives;
*Alternative publishing and funding models;
*National and international collaborative projects;
*New roles and partnerships for libraries, scholarly publishers, and others;
*Sustainability for open access publishing and open source software.

The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary presentations, panel discussions, brief "lightning talks,"
posters, workshops, a hackfest, an exhibitor hall, and parallel conference sessions in the following streams:

*Editors, publishers, and librarians
*Researchers and members of scholarly/scientific societies
*Software developers and system administrators
*Community/User groups

Parallel sessions will each be up to 20 minutes in length. Lightning Talks and "Ask a Developer" presentations are limited to 5 minutes each. Sessions may consist of a case study, a research report, a "big idea" in publishing, as well as other options.

Proposals (500 word maximum) should be submitted by March 15, 2011, using the submission guidelines and form available on our web site:

(http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2011/pkp2011/about/submissions)

All proposals will be subject to peer-review and you will be informed of a decision by June 1, 2011. Due to the strong interest in this year's conference, only a limited number of sessions will be accepted.

Monday, November 29, 2010

CFP: Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture/SWPCA Associations: Biographies Area

CFP: Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture/SWPCA Associations: Biographies Area

San Antonio, Texas: April 20-23, 2011
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2010

The annual joint conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations/SWPCA will be held in San Antonio, Texas: April 20-23, 2011.

The Biography Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions from scholars of various disciplines.

The Biography and Popular Culture Area will examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged.

Potential topic might include:
-Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
-Biography and film
-Biography and criminal justice
-Television programs about biography
-Biography and urban legends
-Biography and folklore
-Biography and literature
-Scholarly Biography
-Controversial Biography
-Psychoanalysis and Biography
-Historical Biography
-Political Biography
-Autobiography

Prospective presenters should send a one-page abstract and a one-page vitae to Susie Skarl via email: susieskarl@gmail.com by December 15, 2010.

For more information on the PCA/ACA Conference, please visit the official website: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

CFP: International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)

CFP: International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)

The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal that begins accepting manuscripts on January 21, 2011. The first call for papers, along with full journal details, can be found at

URL: http://www.theijep.com/

The mission of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings. The journal’s focus includes the explanation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of researchers’, practitioners’, and developers’ experiences relevant to ePortfolio. It also serves to provide a multi-faceted, single source of information for those engaging in projects and practices associated with ePortfolio. A refereed (blind) peer-reviewed journal, IJeP embraces inquiry into ePortfolio in educational settings holistically; therefore, manuscripts considering the following areas of investigation are welcomed:
• instruction and principles of learning that utilize and inform practical, effective ePortfolio methodologies;
• evaluation and assessment methodologies and practices supported by ePortfolio;
• case studies and best practices regarding applications of ePortfolio for learning, assessment, and professional development supported by scholarship of teaching and learning practices and research methodologies;
• theoretically rich accounts of the principles grounding ePortfolio work and its relationship to larger social and cultural phenomena; and
• innovative development and applications of technologies that enable new ePortfolio practices.
Those interested in joining the review board for IJeP are encouraged to visit

http://www.theijep.com/review-board.html

Please feel free to share this announcement with interested colleagues and on appropriate listservs.
--
Rebecca K. Miller, IJeP Associate Editor

http://www.rebeccakatemiller.com/
College Librarian for Science, Life Sciences, and Engineering
University Libraries at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

ALA NMRT Handbook Committee Chair, 2010-2011
ALA NMRT Liaison to VLA, 2010-2011

CFP: Special issue on "user research and technology" - Library Hi Tech

CFP: Special issue on "user research and technology" - Library Hi Tech

URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/authors/writing/calls.htm?id=2896
Library Hi Tech has issued a call for papers about "user research and technology". The topic includes both user research about technology and technology for user research.

Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief proposal (200 words max) to lht.editorial.staff (at) googlemail.com. Library Hi Tech has an enduring interest in this topic. Articles submitted before 15 February 2011 will be considered for a special issue, which will focus on user research and technology.

Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words. References should use the Harvard style. Please submit completed articles via the Scholar One online submission system (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lht)

Library Hi Tech is a peer-reviewed, ISI-indexed journal published by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.

CFP: IFLA 2011 Sessions from Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), Management of Library Associations (MLAS) Information Technology (IT) and Knowledge Management (KM)

CFP: IFLA 2011 Sessions from Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), Management of Library Associations (MLAS) Information Technology (IT) and Knowledge Management (KM)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a strategy to build strong libraries and Library Associations

The following sections: The Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), Management of Library Associations (MLAS) Information Technology (IT) and Knowledge Management (KM) are in the process of planning for the Puerto Rico conference to be held in San Juan from August 13-18, 2011.

Within the context of supporting IFLA’S strategic agenda the session will examine the role that CPD plays in the development of strong leaders within libraries and Library Associations and how technology and knowledge management strengthen this strategy.


In particular, we are interested in papers that focus on:

 Ways in which information technology and knowledge management are being used in implementing CPD strategy in libraries and Library Association

 Strategies that support the development of library associations with particular focus on library associations in the Caribbean and Latin America region

 Successful models of CPD in libraries and/or Library Associations

 Ensuring that Professional Development is part of the strategic plan in the development of Library Associations

Important Dates and Timelines

Please e-mail proposals by January 11, 2011 to Sylvia Piggott at spiggott@sympatico.ca

Proposals should include:
a) Title of proposed presentation
b) Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
c) Name(s) of presenter(s)
d) Position or title of presenter(s)
e) Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
f) E-mail address
g) Telephone/fax numbers
h) Short biographical statement

All proposers will be advised at the end of March 2011 of the outcome of the review and selection of proposals.

The presenters selected for the program at the San Juan conference will be asked to submit a formal paper (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Sections’ websites) no later than May 1, 2011. Papers can be submitted in one of the official IFLA working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.

The language of the session is English however presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.

(Note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if that is required. For those seeking funding through grants or scholarships, please research this early and apply within the deadline).

Call for papers/posters: LIBER 40th Annual Conference, Barcelona [29 June - 2 July]

Call for papers/posters: LIBER 40th Annual Conference, Barcelona [29 June - 2 July]

“Getting Europe ready for 2020: the library’s role in research, education and society”

http://bibliotecnica.upc.edu/LIBER2011/content/call-papers

The Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Opening up access to content through (mass) digitisation
• Innovative business models for dissemination of scientific data
• Measuring the impact of scholarly communication
• User behaviour and the users’ demand for services
• Enhancing the resource discovery experience
• Advancing information literacy and skills
• Digital preservation
• Mobile devices and applications
• New roles and partnerships
• Marketing research libraries

We invite submissions of:
• Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied
• Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
• Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities
• Best practices

The Programme Committee will select abstracts from these countries on basis of the following criteria:
• Relevance for the call for papers
• Originality
• Level of innovation
• Impact on the wider library community
• Quality of the abstract

Instructions for submitting abstracts
• Please use the following link to submit the abstracts of your paper or poster. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2011.
• Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee will only accept submissions in this language
• All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers
• A selection of full papers will be published in LIBER Quarterly, the LIBER e-only Open Access journal. Authors, who speak at the LIBER Conference, will be expected to supply full papers for publication in this journal

URL: https://www.conftool.net/liber2011/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Call for speakers for ALA Annual 2011 - Planning for change in Acquisitions

Call for speakers for ALA Annual 2011 - Planning for change in Acquisitions

The ALCTS/Acquisitions Section Organization & Management Committee seeks panelists for the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The Program is on Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The topic of the program is “The Future of Acquisitions: planning for change in an ever-changing environment.”

We’d like 3 panelists who can address various aspects of planning for change in Acquisitions including: leveraging existing skill sets to take on new duties perhaps from other areas of the library; positioning the
department to be proactive instead of reactive to change in the organization; repositioning staff as their existing duties are automated or determined to be “no longer a priority.” We’re very interested in a
public library point of view as well as the view from academia.

If you are in the midst of a reorganization or retraining or if you have recently taken on new duties or merged with another area to achieve efficiencies, please consider sharing your experiences, lessons learned, or future plans.

Proposals should include a brief outline of the type of change in which your Acquisitions Department has been involved and what you would plan to cover in your talk. The individual panelists will have 20 minutes
each to speak. Please also send the speaker’s contact information and affiliation, including e-mail and a phone number. Proposals should be sent to Janet Morrow at j.morrow@neu.edu . If you know of someone who would be able to speak well to this topic, we’d appreciate your sharing this information with them.

Please send proposals by December 15, 2010.

Janet Belanger Morrow
Head, Resource Management Dept.
Northeastern University Libraries
360 Huntington Avenue
260 Snell Library
Boston, MA 02115
voice: 617-373-4959 fax: 617-373-8396
j.morrow@neu.edu

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Call for Posters: Innovative Users Group 2011

Call for Posters: Innovative Users Group 2011

Our annual IUG meeting is getting closer and so is the deadline for submitting your poster session proposal. Here's the link to the proposal form: http://www.innovativeusers.org/sitemember-app?goto=http://conferences.innovativeusers.org/index.php/IUG2011/IUG2011/user

When prompted, login with your own MyIUG login. If you don't already have a login, go to
http://www.innovativeusers.org/sitemember-register-form to create your account.

The deadline for submitting your poster proposals is Friday, January 14, 2011. If you want some ideas on what to present, go to http://www.innovativeusers.org/sugtopics. Of course, these are only suggestions. If you have a topic/idea that hasn't been presented before, please submit it for consideration. The IUG conference is a great conference because of the willingness of our members to share and
learn from one another!

--Don Depoorter, Michigan State University, (depoort1@msu.edu)

and your IUG 2011 Program Committee
Steve Casburn, Multnomah County Library, stevencm@multcolib.org
Pat Crawford, IUG Chair, Bryant University, pcrawfor@bryant.edu
Aimee Fifarek, IUG Vice Chair and Program Committee Chair, Scottsdale
Public Library, afifarek@scottsdaleaz.gov
Mohammed Ragheb, Wadsworth Public Library, mohamed.ragheb@wadsworthlibrary.com
Martha Rice Sanders, The HELIN Consortium, msanders@etal.uri.edu
Sarah Simpson, Tulsa City-County Library, ssimpso@tulsalibrary.org

Call for Posters: Instruction Section (ALA Annual Conference 2011)

Call for Posters: Instruction Section (ALA Annual Conference 2011)

2011 Instruction Section: Call for Posters

There is a call for posters for the Instruction Section, at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference, which will be held on June 23-28, 2011 in New Orleans, USA.

"How can we incorporate opportunities for student creativity into our teaching? ... The 2011 ACRL Instruction Section Program will provide participants with an opportunity to explore how they can capitalize on their own creativity to enhance information literacy instruction ... How have you fostered creativity in the classroom? The 2011 Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee invites you to submit a poster proposal addressing ways in which you have fostered creativity in the classroom. Posters should use graphic displays to informally present teaching strategies that encourage student creativity as it relates to information literacy. They should be an eye-catching visual representation of the topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Poster presenters will briefly discuss their ideas with colleagues as attendees navigate the poster session area and are encouraged to create online handouts for further information ... Criteria for refereed poster session acceptance include: Originality, significance and relevance of the topic; Development of ideas; Examples of creative classroom approach, activities or unique lesson plans; Strength of learning outcomes presented in proposal."

Submit your poster proposal via online form http://tinyurl.com/isconference2011

Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010.

Call for Speakers--CUBL Breakfast 2011

Call for Speakers--CUBL Breakfast 2011

We are currently planning the annual College and University Business Libraries (CUBL) Section breakfast for next year's SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia and are looking for three (3) people interested in sharing their experiences or research with their colleagues.

This year's breakfast theme will be "Ready for the World: Preparing Business Students for the Future."

In what ways have you been working with business students to prepare them for work/life after graduation? Maybe you collaborate with a career services office to help students research the kind of job they want. Maybe you've developed a "certification" program for students. Do you work with experiential programs: student consulting groups, service learning groups, internships, international study, etc.? Perhaps you do outreach to corporate social responsibility or professional ethics initiatives in your business school. If so, please consider this opportunity to tell your colleagues about your experiences, best practices, and lessons learned!

If you are interested in speaking (15 minutes or so) on these or other topics related to the theme, please let me know no later than Friday, December 17, 2010.  (email: choller@illinois.edu)

I look forward to hearing from you!


Carissa Holler Phillips
Membership Committee Chair
College and University Business Libraries Section

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CFP: Microform and Digitization Review: Preservation and Access Issues for Cultural Heritage Institutions

CFP: Microform and Digitization Review: Preservation and Access Issues for Cultural Heritage Institutions


Beginning with the first issue of 2011, Microform & Imaging Review will have a new name:

Microform and Digitization Review
Preservation and Access Issues for Cultural Heritage Institutions

The new name reflects the true scope of the journal and its audience. Although not peer-reviewed, the journal reaches an international audience, and articles are published soon after submission. Sample articles are available at:
http://www.reference-global.com/toc/mfir/38/1

The editor is seeking authors to write on variety of topics:

- Case studies of innovative digitization projects (use of specialized digitization equipment, web 2.0 features, etc.)
- Digitization and/or microfilm projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or South America
- Digital preservation
- Digitization of museum collections
- Digitization of special formats (videos, newspapers, maps, etc.)
- Microfilm as a component of a digitization project (e.g., as a preservation format)

The next two deadlines for submitting articles are January 25 and April 20.

Please email queries and proposals to the journal editor, Ken Middleton, at ken.middlet@gmail.com

CFP: ACRL e-Learning Proposal Submissions

CFP: ACRL e-Learning Proposal Submissions

http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/elearningproposal.cfm


ACRL welcomes proposal submissions for ACRL e-learning events. Submit a proposal for live webcasts or asynchronous online seminars. We encourage you to share your cutting-edge practices and innovative developments with your colleagues. The proposal submission deadline is December 17, 2010.
e-Learning Formats

Webcasts: ACRL webcasts usually run 90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q&A. Webcasts are offered live on the Elluminate online meeting platform. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board, and other interactive tools during the webcast. We recommend having a few interactive elements incorporated throughout the session to keep the online audience engaged. Participants can send questions (either via chat or audio) that the presenters can respond to. ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10% royalty of webcast fees, less the Elluminate vendor fees, split between the presenters.

Online Courses: ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks. Online courses are offered on the Moodle platform. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments, and/or chat sessions. ACRL provides $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.

For more information, visit: http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/elearningproposal.cfm

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources Call for Chapters

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources Call for Chapters

Editors:
Kiyomi D. Deards, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Gene R. Springs, Rutgers University

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 3, 2010
Full Chapters Due: March 31, 2011

Introduction
Succession planning concerns methods of transitioning from the out-going employee to their replacement. In most cases, succession planning is used in the context of replacing the leader of an organization. The majority of the existing literature focuses on the preparation and promotion of internal candidates, and how to choose a replacement. This publication will expand the literature by focusing on the importance of the development of library culture, policies, and documentation as integral parts of succession planning.

Objective of the Book
As leaders in the library community change jobs or retire, the need for thoughtful development of library culture, policies, and documentation are necessary to develop effective leaders and ensure smooth transitions of power. This publication will add to the existing literature by addressing key components of succession planning providing a thoughtful overview of methods to ensure successful changes in leadership. The unique characteristics of this book are its focus on creation of policy, documentation, and the development of professional library culture.

Target Audience
The prospective audience for this book will be: college, university and research libraries, library and information science faculty concerned with management issues, human resources officers, personal officers, organizational officers, administrators, librarians, library and information science students, and others interested in library leadership issues.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Succession Planning: The Importance
Strategic Planning
Leadership
Communities of Practice
Documentation
Protecting Professionalism
Recruitment
Advancement and Retention
Inclusion
International Librarianship
Resistance
Assessment
The Future

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 3, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 20, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 15, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.

Important Dates
December 3, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 20, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
March 15, 2011: Full Chapter Submission
June 10, 2011: Review Results Returned
July 20, 2011: Final Chapter Submission
August 7, 2011: Final Deadline

Editorial Advisory Board Members
Jon Cawthorne, San Diego State University, USA
Joan Giesecke, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Beth McNeil, Purdue University, USA
Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates, USA

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
Kiyomi D. Deards
University of Nebraska Lincoln
N219 Love Library, PO Box 884100, Lincoln NE 68588-4100
Tel.: 402-472-2554 • Fax: 402-472-5181
E-mail: kdeards2@unl.edu

Friday, November 19, 2010

CFP: Online Instruction (Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning)

CFP: Online Instruction (Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning)

Just a reminder that the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning is accepting submissions for a special issue that is due out next year. Please see the following for complete details.

The Journal of Library & Information Service in Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. 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.

For this special issue of the journal, we are seeking submissions of manuscripts on trends in online instruction.
If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Guest Editor, Bill Denny at denny_w@calu.edu by February 4, 2011. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year. The deadline mentioned above is the date we need your manuscript for possible inclusion in our next published issue. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.

Thanks.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
Email: jpoe@jsu.edu

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: The Entrepreneurial Librarian

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: The Entrepreneurial Librarian

Deadline: December 5, 2010

The editors of The Entrepreneurial Librarian, a book to be published by McFarland & Company in 2011, seek chapters that detail library-related entrepreneurial ventures. The book will cover four models of entrepreneurship:
* Intrapreneurship, innovative products and services developed in a library that stayed within the library
* Entrepreneurship, projects that became commercial ventures with financial risk and reward
* Funding entrepreneurship, in which the library developed innovative, non-traditional non-governmental funding sources
* Social entrepreneurship, in which the objective of the project is to raise awareness or educate the public about a social cause.

Like the upcoming conference, The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: From Vision to Implementation in March 2011, the book will document examples of entrepreneurial librarians and their activities. The book will be edited by a three-librarian team of editors. Information about the conference and editors can be found at http://zsr.wfu.edu/entrelib/

Chapter requirements:
* Consist of 8,000 - 10,000 words
* Fall within one of the four models described above
* Qualify as original, neither previously published nor simultaneously submitted
Timeline:
* Chapter proposals of approximately 500 words are due by December 5, 2010.
* Authors will be notified by December 31, 2010 of decisions about their inclusion in the book
* Chapters will be due by April 8, 2011

Your proposal should be sent to mmkrautt@uncg.edu with the subject line Book Chapter Proposal and should include:

Name
Title
Institution or company name
Email
Daytime phone number
Chapter title and description of approximately 500 words

If you have any questions about the book, you may contact the editors at:

* Mary Krautter, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, mmkrautt@uncg.edu 
or 336-256-0274
* Mary Beth Lock, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, lockmb@wfu.edu or 336-758-6140
* Mary Scanlon, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, scanlomg@wfu.edu or 336-758-4303