Sunday, October 31, 2010

Handheld Librarian 4 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals!

Handheld Librarian 4 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals!

TAP Information Services and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related to the topic of mobile library services for the online Handheld Librarian 4 conference to be held February 23 and 24, 2011.

Proposals are due December 1, 2010. Go to http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/proposal-submissions
to submit a proposal

The Handheld Librarian 4 conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services. This year, we will feature a program track with presentations by graduate library students. These include but are not limited to the following program tracks:

ebooks
location-based social networking
augmented reality
twitter
apps
device and OS trends
QR codes
reference
mobile trend spotting
mobile technologies impacting society
web/app development best practices
Proposal Submissions:

Submit your proposal by completing the webform at http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/submissions-form by December 1, 2010.

Online presentations may be conducted in one of four formats:

a 45-minute live online session (i.e. synchronous webcast)
a 15 minute student presentation ***
a 10 minute live online session or
a pre-recorded presentation (i.e. narrated web tour or slides).
You will be notified by January 15, 2011 if your proposal has been accepted. Conference registration fees are waived for speakers.

Presenters Are Expected To:
-Conduct your session using Adobe Connect (computer, Internet, mic required)
-Provide a digital photo of yourself for the conference website
-Respond to questions from attendees
-Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. If you have questions, please contact:

Lori Bell, lbell927@gmail.com

Tom Peters, TAP Information Services, tpeters@tapinformation.com

Susan Manning, LearningTimes, susan@ltgreenroom.org

Proposals are due December 1, 2010. Go to http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/submissions-form
 to submit a proposal.

Friday, October 29, 2010

CFP: EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2011

CFP: EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2011

URL: http://net.educause.edu/content.asp?SECTION_ID=566&bhcp=1
CFP URL: http://net.educause.edu/Program/1027391

Call for Proposals
Play an active part in a leading higher education IT conference by presenting at the Southeast Regional Conference, June 1–3, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This year’s conference, "Working Together to Manage Increased Complexity with Finite Resources," will look at concrete ways you can “do more with less” by leveraging the benefits of networking, professional development, and applied understandings of cloud computing and other emerging trends and technologies.

Don't miss the opportunity to contribute your thoughts to this conversation—submit a presentation proposal.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CFP: Journal of Design History's Archives, Collections and Curatorship Feature

CFP: Journal of Design History's Archives, Collections and Curatorship Feature

The Journal of Design History welcomes contributions that introduce and explore aspects of a design archive, collection, or exhibition as a resource for design historical research. These are published in our Archives, Collections, and Curatorship (AC&C) feature. Some authors may wish to take a critical perspective, i.e. not simply describing the strengths, but also analysing weaknesses of an archive or collection or uncovering institutional biases and historical gaps and suggesting ways of resolving these issues.
Others may wish to reflect on the practice of collecting, archiving, and doing research in archives or collections. Archives and collections can include those held by museums, libraries, businesses, educational institutions, and other organizations. The resources discussed may be accessed on site or via images on the Web. The feature also welcomes essays on the display of design collections within exhibitions. These might take the form of an exhibition review or reflection on the practice of design display and curatorship.

We welcome contributions from archivists, curators, designers, historians, museum professionals, and advanced graduate students. Submissions should be between 2500 and 4500 words in length, with up to eight images in colour or black-and-white, and provide information on how to access the archive, collection, or exhibition. Contributions are subject to a double-blind review process. Further guidance to authors can be found at the Journal’s online portal at http://jdh.oxfordjournals.org/ under Instructions to Authors. (Please disregard the length and abstract instructions for full-length articles.) Submissions should be uploaded through the portal at Submit Now!

Please send questions to Dr Regina Lee Blaszczyk (Reggie.Blaszczyk@gmail.com), editor of the Archives, Collections, and Curatorship feature, Journal of Design History, Oxford University Press.

Call for ALA-Midwinter Proposals: ACTS CRS Electronic Resources Interest Group

Call for ALA-Midwinter Proposals: ACTS CRS Electronic Resources Interest Group

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking proposals for presentations at our program at the ALA Mid-Winter meeting in San Diego, CA. The
ALCTS CRS ERIG meeting will be on Saturday, January 8th from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

Electronic Resources Management as a Public Service: Delivering quality content at the right time, in the right places

Consider contributing to a panel discussion on a topic, such as:
*Methods for assessing user experiences with e-resources
*Staffing models and workflows that facilitate prompt trouble-shooting and problem resolution
*Means of providing user support for e-resources
*Sharing user feedback with publishers/providers to improve product functionality
*Interfaces that streamline user access to e-resources
*Tools that embed e-resources and search interfaces in other platforms
*Approaches to spur development of innovative e-resource delivery

Each panelist/group will have approximately 15 minutes for the presentation, and audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations.

Email proposals by Wednesday, November 17th to Christine Turner, cturner@library.umass.edu. Please include:

*Presentation title
*Brief summary of proposed presentation
*Names and positions of presenter(s)
*Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Christine Turner
Chair, ALCTS CRS ERIG
cturner@library.umass.edu

Liz Babbitt
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, ALCTS CRS ERIG
elizabeth.babbitt@montana.edu

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture Area PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture Area PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org/
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area solicits paper proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types.
We encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, and panels organized around common themes.
Some suggested topics:
�� Histories and profiles of museums, archives, libraries, and other popular
culture resources
�� Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture
resources
�� Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs
�� Collection building and popular culture resources
�� Organization and description of popular culture resources
�� New media formats and popular culture in libraries, archives, or museums
�� Wikipedia, YouTube, Google books, social networking, EBay, gaming, and
their impact on libraries and popular culture collections
�� The role of public libraries in natural disasters and post-disaster
community rebuilding
�� Other topics welcome!!!

Area Co-chairs: Janet Brennan Croft and Rhonda Harris Taylor
Area: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture
E-mail: jbcroft@ou.edu
; rtaylor@ou.edu

CFP: International Conference Education for All (Warsaw, Poland)

CFP: International Conference Education for All (Warsaw, Poland)

The 3rd edition of International Conference 'Education for All' will take place in Warsaw, Poland on June 29 – July 1, 2011.

URL: http://www.researchraven.com/conference/2011/6/29/international-conference-education-for-all.aspx

University of Warsaw cordially invites to submit papers for the third International Conference "Education for All” to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 29.06 to 1.07.2011 (i.e. three days).

The Conference "Education for All” has become a regular event associated with promoting equal opportunities of access to education for persons with disabilities. It constitutes a real chance to meet and share knowledge. The previous, second conference, was attended by 240 representatives from nearly 30 countries from all over the world.

The Third International Conference ‘Education for All’ will be divided into three session tracks:

1. Preparation of teaching staff and organization of support for pupils with disabilities in the framework of inclusive education
2. Implementation of United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – reality or fiction?
3. IT and assistive technologies in higher education

Session Tracks
Conference will be divided into three sessions taking place simultaneously in different rooms of the Old Library building:

1. Preparation of teaching staff and organization of support for pupils with disabilities in the framework of inclusive education

Inclusive education still poses a great challenge, especially in relation to pupils with the most severe disabilities – totally blind, deaf, and pupils with multiple disabilities. The barriers are associated both with preparation of teachers and organization of an effective support system. The goal of this topic series is to share experiences and to present good practices for giving support to pupils with disabilities, their families and general school teachers during the education process in these schools. We would also like to discuss models for effective implementation of inclusive education for basic and medium level education.

The lectures may cover such topics as e.g.:

* preparation of general school teachers for work with disabled pupils,
* providing access to adaptive technologies, special teaching aids and alternative forms of handbooks,
* Training pupils with disabilities in special skills, e.g. using braille, adaptive technologies etc.
* functioning of pupils with disabilities in peer groups,
* external system of support for schools associated with education of pupils with disabilities,
* research on effectiveness of inclusive education implementation,
* systems providing support to general schools and pupils with disabilities in various European and non-European countries.

2. Implementation of United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – reality or fiction?

Despite signing the UN Convention in 2007, Poland has not ratified it yet. Bringing up this topic, we would, therefore, like to discuss experiences resulting from the execution of Convention provisions in the countries which belong to the EU and those who are not its members. All people interested in the execution of Convention provisions are invited to the discussion, especially representatives of non-governmental organizations embracing people with disabilities or those who work for their benefit, parents of children with disabilities as well as politicians and local authorities responsible for the execution of the provisions.

The lectures can concern e.g.:

* experiences of different countries in the implementation of the Convention,
* ratification process and role played by groups of people with disabilities, especially in adaptation of legal acts to Convention requirements,
* real changes in lives of people with disabilities after the implementation of the Convention,
* barriers and difficulties associated with the execution of Convention provisions,
* Convention vs education of persons with disabilities,
* Research on the effectiveness of applying Convention regulations.

3. IT and sssistive technologies in higher education

The role of the Internet becomes more and more important in all aspects of life; it particularly concerns education of persons with disabilities in higher education facilities. This topic will be devoted to various forms of technological support for students with disabilities. It will concern not only the students but also those who are responsible for organization of the support for this group in higher education facilities as well as producers and research institutions which create adaptive technologies and deal with using the Internet for the needs of people with disabilities.

The lectures may be devoted to e.g.:

* e-learning – inclusion or exclusion,
* Digital libraries and digitalization of collections,
* Remote education services for students with disabilities,
* Teaching material adaptation standards, including Daisy,
* Adaptation of websites to the needs of persons with disabilities,
* Newest adaptative technology solutions giving equal opportunity in higher education.

We would like also to invite you to an exhibition of assistive technology and adaptive solutions during which University of Warsaw award for „the Best Educational Product of the Year 2011” and Prize of the Exhibition Public will be granted.

The participants may expect special prices in selected hotels and lower flight costs, thanks to the LOT Polish Airlines, the official carrier of the Conference.

You are kindly requested to distribute this information to anyone interested.

For any questions, contact us.

Organizer: University of Warsaw, Office for Persons with Disabilities
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw
http://www.disability.uw.edu.pl/
e-mail: disability@uw.edu.pl
phone: +48 22 55 24 228
fax: +48 22 55 20 224

CFP: Archiving 2011 (Extended Deadline)

CFP: Archiving 2011 (Extended Deadline)


In an effort to encourage even more submissions, the deadline for submitting presentation abstracts to Archiving 2011 has been extended until Sunday, November 21, 2010. No extensions will be given after that date.

A PDF of the Call for Papers and the submission site can be found at www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving.

Archiving 2011 will be held May 16-19, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah

The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2011 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. Prospective authors are invited to submit oral and interactive presentations by the November 21st deadline.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best regards,
Diana Gonzalez
IS&T Conference Program Manager
archiving2011@imaging.org
703/642-9090 x 106

CFP: ACRL Programs at 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim

CFP: ACRL Programs at 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim


ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting a program proposal for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

There will be a virtual meeting on December 9, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. CST for ACRL units and members interested in submitting a proposal for a 2012 ALA Annual Conference Program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips. Please note that the Annual Conference program planning process spans twenty months, until Annual 2012.

2012 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposal forms will be due May 2, 2011. The ACRL Annual Conference Programs Committee will review and select 2012 Annual Conference programs, and notifications will be issued before the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/annualprogramsfaq.cfm.

Interested in participating in the virtual meeting on December 9? Please email Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org. Once log-in instructions are available, you will be notified. These instructions will also be posted in ALA Connect, on the main ACRL page.

If you have any questions about the 2012 program process, please contact Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org.

***

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

Monday, October 25, 2010

User Research and Technology -- call for papers

User Research and Technology -- call for papers

URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lht


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.

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

Best wishes ... Michael Seadle

Dean, Faculty of Arts I / Dekan, Philosophische Fakultät I
Professor & Director, Berlin School of Library and Information Science
(Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Editor, Library Hi Tech

Submit an ACRL 2011 Poster Session proposal. Deadline 1 week away!

Submit an ACRL 2011 Poster Session proposal. Deadline 1 week away!

Submit a poster session proposal for ACRL 2011 to be held in historic Philadelphia, March 30 - April 2, 2011. We encourage you to participate in this exciting and energizing exchange of ideas-bring your latest research, cutting-edge practices, and innovative developments to share with your colleagues. We invite you to submit your innovative or radical proposals to help us make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference!

Poster sessions use graphic displays to informally present innovative library-based projects, successful solutions to problems, or present the findings of a unique research project while summarizing lessons for the academic and research library community. Presenters will share their main ideas with colleagues via a brief discussion of their topic as attendees navigate the poster session area. Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of the topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Each interactive poster session will be scheduled for one hour in one of five time blocks. The Poster Session Committee expects poster sessions that engage attendees during repeated presentations. The poster sessions will be located near the exhibits area. Presenters are encouraged to create online handouts in order to communicate more detailed information. Since space is limited at a poster session, a maximum of two presenters per presentation at any one time is recommended. Best practices for a successful poster sessions will be available prior to the
conference.

Use the online submission form at http://bit.ly/ACRL11Call or http://tinyurl.com/ACRL11Call.
The deadline for submission is November 1, 2010.

Questions about poster session submissions should be directed to:
Trevor A. Dawes, Princeton University, tdawes@princeton.edu or
Merinda Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mhensle1@illinois.edu

Call for Proposals: ALA Midwinter Discussion Forum Hosted by RUSA MARS

Call for Proposals: ALA Midwinter Discussion Forum Hosted by RUSA MARS

The MARS Local Systems & Services committee is seeking panelists for its discussion forum at the 2011 ALA Midwinter meeting in San Diego on Sunday, January 9th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The topic of the discussion forum is “Designing Around a Single Search: How Discovery Layers are Changing Library Websites.”

Panelists are asked to describe their experience incorporating discovery systems (such as Summon, Encore, EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo, and Primo Central) into the library’s website. Proposals might address some of the following questions: Where do we put a discovery system search box on the library’s website? What tools or lists does it replace, if any? Should it replace the main website search box or remain separate? What content is included or left out? How do we teach our students and patrons about what it does (and doesn’t do) and when to use it?

If your library has implemented a discovery system and studied its impact on user website experience, please consider sharing what you’ve learned with your colleagues.

Each panelist should plan to speak for no more than 20 minutes and participate in a general Q&A at the end of the session.

Please e-mail proposals to: Matt Lee / Minitex-U of MN / leems001@umn.edu

Proposals should include a title (including name of discovery system) and brief summary of the talk, as well as the names, positions and e-mail addresses of the presenters.

Deadline for proposals: November 19, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

CFP: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IDEA OF AN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY

CFP: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IDEA OF AN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY
TO BE HELD AT CUEA ON MAY 24TH – 26TH 2011

Education in Africa is in a state of crisis owing to moral, political, social, cultural, academic and economic difficulties. Thus, Africa as a continent is considered to have the weakest system of education in the world. At the beginning of the 21st century, four decades after the founding moments of most African nations and after the building of over 200 universities, the global and continental conditions within which African higher education systems exist are very different from those that prevailed during the first two decades of independence, when most universities were established. What should Africa do to get out of her educational crisis? The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is inviting academicians, intellectuals, philosophers, students, activists and business persons to the International Conference on the Idea of an African University to discuss, highlight, and give thought-provoking and liberating views on the notion of an African University. Papers to be presented should focus on but not be limited to the following themes:

* Possibility of an African University: what it should stand for, whom it should serve, what it should offer
* The mission and goals of an African University
* An African University as an instrument of social, moral, economic, political, cultural & technological transformation
* An African University as an instrument of revitalizing African languages, indigenous knowledge & education systems
* An African University and globalization, environment, patents, trade marks & intellectual property
* Major reforms needed for higher education in Africa
* African philosophy of education
* African educational system and the development of the human person
* Development of higher education in Africa and the changes in this system over time
* Problems in educational planning in Africa
* Appropriate educational programs and strategies that will meet the challenges of 21st century education in Africa.

DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission of one-page abstracts: Monday 13 December 2010. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified by Friday 14 January 2011, and expected to submit full papers of 4,000 – 8,000 words by Friday 18 March 2011. All papers should be in Chicago style.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Conference will be held on 24, 25 and 26 May 2011 at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Main Campus), Nairobi. Participants arrive on 23 May and depart on 27 May.

The registration fee for the conference will be ksh 3,000/= (US$35) (including conference material, refreshments and lunches) and ksh 800/= (US$ 10) for students.

The official language of the conference is English.

For any enquiries, please contact:

Rev. Dr. John Muhenda (+254-722769510) or
Mr. George Ndemo (+254-723214168)
Mr. Festus Musau (+254-721897368)
P.O. Box 62157
00200 Nairobi - KENYA
Email: afriuniversityconf@cuea.edu

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste--The Social Science of Garbage

Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste--The Social Science of Garbage

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to a new reference work on consumption and waste, or the social science of garbage.

Archaeologists and anthropologists have long studied artifacts of refuse from the distant past as a portal into ancient civilizations, but examining what we throw away today tells a story in real time and becomes an important and useful tool for academic study. Trash is studied by behavioral scientists who use data compiled from the exploration of dumpsters to better understand our modern society and culture. Why does the average American household send 470 pounds of uneaten food to the garbage can on an annual basis? How do different societies around the world cope with their garbage in these troubled environmental times? How does our trash give insight into our attitudes about gender, class, religion, and art? The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing. Each article ranges from 600 to 3,000 words. We are now making assignments for new authors due November 30, 2010.

This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library's electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. William Rathje, emeritus University of Arizona, the top scholar in the field.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today's terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for
contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and
Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage, please contact Joseph K. Golson at consumption@golsonmedia.com. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in
related issues. Thanks very much.

Call for Proposal - Catalog Management Interest Group Program at 2011 ALA Mid-Winter

Call for Proposal - Catalog Management Interest Group Program at 2011 ALA Mid-Winter

The ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Interest Group invites proposals for presentations at our meeting to be held at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, CA. The group will be meeting on Saturday, Jan.
8th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

The charge of the Catalog Management Interest Group is to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after the initial cataloging has been performed. In this
respect, catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book or online. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

Past presentations have covered merging catalogs, managing e-books, the single-record approach for monographs, adding genre headings to the catalog, and more.

Proposals can be submitted to awu@uh.edu. The deadline for proposals submission is Nov. 5, 2010.

Thanks in advance.

Anping Wu (Annie)
Chair, Catalog Management Interest Group
Cataloging Coordinator
University of Houston Libraries
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-9678
Fax: 713-743-9748
Email: awu@uh.edu

Call for Panelists, MARS Local Systems & Services committee ALA Midwinter

Call for Panelists, MARS Local Systems & Services committee ALA Midwinter

The MARS Local Systems & Services committee is seeking panelists for its discussion forum at the 2011 ALA Midwinter meeting in San Diego on Sunday, January 9th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The topic of the discussion forum is “Designing Around a Single Search: How Discovery Layers are Changing Library Websites.”

Panelists are asked to describe their experience incorporating discovery systems (such as Summon, Encore, EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo, and Primo Central) into the library’s website. Proposals might address some of the following questions: Where do we put a discovery system search box on the library’s website? What tools or lists does it replace, if any? Should it replace the main website search box or remain separate? What content is included or left out? How do we teach our students and patrons about what it does (and doesn't do) and when to use it?

If your library has implemented a discovery system and studied its impact on user website experience, please consider sharing what you’ve learned with your colleagues. Each panelist should plan to speak for no more than 20 minutes and participate in a general Q&A at the end of the session.

Please e-mail proposals to: Matt Lee / Minitex-U of MN / leems001@umn.edu

Proposals should include a title (including name of discovery system) and brief summary of the talk, as well as the names, positions and e-mail addresses of the presenters.

Deadline for proposals: November 19, 2010


Regina Koury
Electronic Resources Librarian
Eli M. Oboler Library
Idaho State University
850 S. 9th Avenue, Stop 8089
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4582

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CFP: Journal of International Organization Studies

CFP: Journal of International Organization Studies

The editors now invite articles to be submitted for the journal's 2011 and 2012 issues. The Journal of International Organizations Studies (JIOS) is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to create a platform for interdisciplinary dialog on international organizations. We particularly welcome papers that explore new grounds and transcend the traditional perspective of international organizations as merely the sum of its members and their policies. JIOS explicitly welcomes contributions from practitioners.


JIOS publishes three types of articles: research papers (8,000 – 10,000 words, incl. footnotes and references) reviews of literature or disciplinary approaches (book reviews: 800 - 1,200 words, subject reviews: 2,000 – 3,000, incl. footnotes and references) "Insider's View" (3,000 – 7,000, incl. footnotes and references): contributions from practitioners on the inner workings of international organizations.

Published twice annually online and print-on-demand by the United Nations Studies Association (http://www.unstudies.org/) in cooperation with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University.

Editors-in-Chief: Kirsten Haack, Northumbria University, and John Mathiason, Syracuse University
Email: editors@journal-iostudies.org
Visit the website at http://www.journal-iostudies.org/

Call for proposals: RUSA online learning

Call for proposals: RUSA online learning

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) invites interested instructors and presenters to submit proposals for online professional development courses and webinars to be offered starting in early 2011.
RUSA currently offers several online courses in the areas of reference and readers advisory, and is looking to expand its available course topics, and also include webinars among its offerings. Topics of particular interest include skills for assisting patrons with job searches, collection development and introductory reference and user services skills. There is also significant interest in offering online learning opportunities that go more in-depth with business reference skills as a follow-up to the consistently sold out Business Reference 101 course currently offered by RUSA.

Additional topics for online learning proposals might include but are not limited to company and industry research; international business; small businesses; entrepreneurship; consumer demographics; fundamentals of reference; providing reference in virtual libraries; providing reference in the one-person library; reference services in church and synagogue libraries; customer service fundamentals for reference staff; reference service fundamentals for embedded librarians; marketing the library and reference services; government documents fundamentals for reference librarians; legal reference for non-law librarians.
More information about how to submit proposals is available at the RUSA blog:
http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2010/10/15/2010callforprofdevelproposals-1/

Please share this information with any colleagues, friends or distribution lists that might find it of interest.
Thank you!

Liz F. Markel, M.A.
Marketing Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL 60611
800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. lmarkel@ala.org
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Submit a poster session proposal for ACRL 2011 - deadline approaching

Submit a poster session proposal for ACRL 2011 - deadline approaching

Submit a poster session proposal for ACRL 2011 to be held in historic Philadelphia, March 30 - April 2, 2011. We encourage you to participate in this exciting and energizing exchange of ideas—bring your latest research, cutting-edge practices, and innovative developments to share with your colleagues. We invite you to submit your innovative or radical proposals to help us make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference!
Poster sessions use graphic displays to informally present innovative library-based projects, successful solutions to problems, or present the findings of a unique research project while summarizing lessons for the academic and research library community. Presenters will share their main ideas with colleagues via a brief discussion of their topic as attendees navigate the poster session area. Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of the topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Each interactive poster session will be scheduled for one hour in one of five time blocks. The Poster Session Committee expects poster sessions that engage attendees during repeated presentations. The poster sessions will be located near the exhibits area. Presenters are encouraged to create online handouts in order to communicate more detailed information. Since space is limited at a poster session, a maximum of two presenters per presentation at any one time is recommended. Best practices for a successful poster sessions will be available prior to the conference.

The deadline for submission is November 1, 2010. Use the online submission form at http://bit.ly/ACRL11Call.

Questions about poster session submissions should be directed to:
Trevor A. Dawes, Princeton University, tdawes@princeton.edu

Merinda Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mhensle1@illinois.edu

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Carroll Preston Baber research grant call for proposals

Carroll Preston Baber research grant call for proposals

Contact: Cathleen J. Bourdon
Office for Research & Statistics (ORS)

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.

The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. The review panel criteria includes:

* A research question that is original and has a clearly defined and appropriate strategy for data collection;
* Research that has the potential to provide a clear benefit to library users;
* Institutional commitment to the project; and
* A reasonable dissemination plan.

Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2011

The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is funded by the American Library Association.
For more information about the grant, submitting proposals and requirements of the recipient(s), please visit
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll.html

Call for Chapters for Library Anthologies

Call for Chapters for Library Anthologies

Carol Smallwood, MLS, edited:

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
Others: ALA, Peter Lang, Linworth, McFarland, Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited

1. Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Chapters sought for an anthology by librarians who've worked with historical societies, managed manuscript/book collections of local authors, photography collections, kept student oral and written interviews, and have done/are doing related preservation. Tips needed on overcoming liability and invasion of privacy issues, what to save, ways to preserve local material for current and future generations. Librarians are often the last chance important aspects of local culture have of being conserved.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings, sidebars, written by one author. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Please e-mail 1-2 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by November 30, 2010 with a 75-90 word bio. You will be contacted which of your topics will fit. Kindly place, PRESERVING/Your Name, on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

2. Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Chapters sought from special, school, public, academic librarians, LIS professors about managing a library alone.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings, written by one author. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Possible topics: Time Management, Solo Security Issues, Library Boards, Media Strategies, Manuals and Policies, Legal Concerns, Annual Reports, Useful Software, Problem Patrons, Public Relations, Bidding, Networking, Professional Growth, Websites, Library Use Instruction, Managing Volunteers, Children's Activities.

To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 3 sentences by November 30, 2010 with a 75-90 word bio. You will be contacted which of your topics will work. Kindly place, SOLO/Your Name, on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

3. Pre-and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians
Book Publisher: American Library Association

Chapters sought for an anthology by soon to be retired or currently retired U.S. academic, public, school, special librarians sharing retirement experience to help colleagues. Chapters also sought from retirement and financial planning professionals.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 2,500-3,500 words written by yourself or with one co-author. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Possible topics: What to Consider in Financial Planning; Early Retirement--or Not; Part Time/Full Time Jobs When Retired; Using Library Skills to Enhance Retirement; Keeping Healthy in Mind and Body; Writing Wills; Assisted Living; Going Back to School; Holding Political/Leadership Positions; Living on Pensions; Social Security; Notable Retirement Activities; Retirement Budgeting; Legacies; Relocating/Travel; Estate Planning; Insurance.

To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by November 30, 2010 with a 75-90 word bio. You will be contacted which of your topics will work. Kindly place, RETIREMENT LIBRARIAN/Your Name, on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

4. Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students
Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing U.S. academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their librarianship know-how by mentoring adults or students preparing to become librarians: personal, one-on-one contact to further librarianship. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues further the profession. Those accepted will receive a complimentary copy, discounts on additional copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 3,000-4,500 words.

Possible topics: mentoring adults with/without a library degree; mentoring grade school, high school, undergrad, grad, doctoral students; mentoring long distance; lesson plans; technology tools; networking; classroom teaching; career workshops and conferences; time investment; job marketing; academic.
To receive a Go Ahead, please e-mail 2 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by November 30, 2010 and a 75-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. You will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place MENTORS/Your Name on the subject line: smallwood@tm.net

Journal call for papers from Library Hi Tech News

Journal call for papers from Library Hi Tech News

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN), is actively seeking submissions.

URL: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lhtn

LHTN is an established (1984+) print and online monthly journal that quickly publishes articles of interest to our international readership. The journal’s major focus is on developments in library technology. Although not formally peer reviewed, LHTN is indexed in Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Scopus, INSPEC, Current Index to Journals in Education and others.

Published by Emerald Publishing Group, LHTN is interested in articles of varying lengths, reports from relevant conferences, and case studies of library use of technology. The editors will work with authors that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of IT in libraries. Publishing your article in LHTN can be “a place to start,” analogous to a “poster session in print” and does not preclude publishing a more fulsome piece in a peer-reviewed journal at a later date. Readers consider LHTN the source to hear what’s coming next in terms of technology development for academic and public libraries.

Submissions particularly welcome in the following areas (for example):
* New Web Browsers/Search Engines
* Virtual Reference/Pilots/Experiments
* Library Uses of Skype/VOIP
* Integrated Library Systems (ILSs) and ILMS
* Blogging
* Discovery Tools/Federated Search
* Library Mobile Applications
* EContent/Ebooks/Digital Collections
* Social Networks/Collaboration
* Virtual Worlds
* Instructional Technology
* Content Management Systems
* Library as Publisher
* Twitter Applications for Libraries
* Gaming and Simulations
* Digital Textbooks
* New Library Learning Spaces
* Digital Preservation/Data Curation
* Virtual Conferencing
* Citation Managers
* Digital Video
* Technology for Library Users with Disabilities
* LibGuides and similar products
* Data Visualization
* EScience/EResearch/Cyberinfrastructure
* Open Source Software
* Cloud Computing
* Metadata and Tagging
* Crowdsourcing
* Web analytics tools
* Web 3.0 and the semantic web

For a free sample issue, please see:

http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=lhtn

We look forward to hearing your ideas, and to reading your submissions for LHTN.

CFP: Collections and Collecting Session at PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

CFP: Collections and Collecting Session at PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org/
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott River center San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting,Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.  Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

• Collections/Collecting/Collectors/collectibles in popular culture
• Collections in libraries, archives or museums
• Collections/Collecting/Collectibles in Science Fiction and Fantasy
• Personal Collections
• Folk Art Collections and Collectibles
• Collections and collectors in literature, film, theatre
• The history of collecting
• Early American collections and Americana
• Collections of Native American, African American, Asian American, and Latina/o cultures(and others)
• Private or public collections
• The impulse to collect.
• Collecting and political correctness.
• Legal issues regarding collecting/collections.
• The business of collecting - buying and selling, mediating value - the dealer, the picker, the agent.
• The impact of the Internet (including eBay and like sites) on collecting.
• Relationships between collectors and curators.
• Collecting as community activity.
• Collecting as scholarship.
• Collectors' organizations (car clubs, stamp clubs, costume jewelry collectors' groups, etc.), their functions, their controversies.
• What is an "authentic" collectible?
• Collecting the immaterial (places, memories, people, websites, words, etc.)

Scholars, artists, curators, and other professionals are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are welcome, with award opportunities for the best graduate papers. Please visit the organization website for more information about this conference. http://www.swtxpca.org/. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes long (8-10 pages) and should be original works of scholarship that have not been presented or  published elsewhere. Proposals for entire panels should include 3-4 presentations/papers. Roundtables should be approximately 90 minutes long. Please send 200-250 word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, to the Area Chair below, by December 15 2010.

Kathrin Dodds
Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors and Collections Area Chair
Kathrin.dodds@ttu.edu
http://www.swtxpca.org/

CFP: IUG 2011 (San Fancisco, CA)

CFP: IUG 2011 (San Fancisco, CA)

On behalf of the IUG 2011 Program Committee, I am pleased to announce that we are currently accepting proposals for the IUG2011 Conference which will be held in San Francisco April 13-16. Earn the respect and adulation of your peers by taking the stage at San Francisco to WOW the audience with your mastery of the Innovative system! Or, if you're like the rest of us, simply offer to share your hard-earned knowledge with others facing the same questions and problems. They will thank you for it.

To submit a program proposal use the program proposal form available on Conferences page of the IUG Website. When prompted, login with your MyIUG login. If you don't already have one, go to the IUG Registration  page to create your account. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010.

URL: http://conferences.innovativeusers.org/index.php/IUG2011/IUG2011/user


Once again, all program, forum and poster session coordinators and co-presenters will receive a $50 discount on their conference registration fee. NOTE: this does not apply to Lightning Round presenters.

Unsure of what programs people are thirsting for? Here are some of the hottest topics from last year:

* [Anything] 101: back to basics programs like "10 easy ways to dress up the OPAC", "Tips for making your Millennium life easier" and "System Administration Essentials" were big hits.

* Data, Data, Data: there were great turnouts for sessions on Exporting to Excel, Using Google Analytics, and Using Regular Expressions.

* Automating Processes: sessions on load tables, using AutoIT, and batch loading had great attendance.

For a more extensive list of program suggestions, visit the Suggested Topics page on the IUG
website.

New this year: Preconference Tracks! We will be offering three different topical tracks during this year's preconference:

Millennium 101: anything suitable for new users or those who need to get back to basics

Managers' Track: IT Planning, Budgeting, Cost recovery are all good topics for decision makers

Beyond the ILS: mobile tech, social media integration, APIs - the coolest of the new

If you are considering presenting in any of these categories please consider presenting on the preconference day, April 13th.

Not sure if you are ready to solo just yet? Propose a panel discussion so you and others you've worked with can each share your experiences. You could even ask for an Innovative staff to co-present with you. The
Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

Or if you don't think you have a full hours worth of material, offer up a topic for one of our Lightning Round sessions. We'll be doing those again since they were so popular last year. Anyone can talk for 5 minutes on something! The themes for the Lightning Round sessions will be determined based on the proposals we receive. Sorry, Lightning Round presentations don't qualify for the $50 registration discount.

Again, the deadline for submitting program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments. We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic
proposals!

- Aimee Fifarek and your IUG 2011 Program Committee

Aimee Fifarek, IUG Vice Chair and Program Committee Chair, Scottsdale
Public Library, afifarek@scottsdaleaz.gov

Pat Crawford, IUG Chair, Bryant University, pcrawfor@bryant.edu

Steve Casburn, Multnomah County Library, stevencm@multcolib.org

Don Depoorter, Michigan State University Libraries, depoort1@mail.lib.msu.edu

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

IUG at ALA Midwinter - Call for Presentations

IUG at ALA Midwinter - Call for Presentations

Now that our illustrious vice-chair (aka Aimee Fifarek) has opened her call for presentations for IUG 2011 in San Francisco, I'd like to open a call for presentations for ALA Midwinter to be held in sunny San Diego on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 2pm-5pm.

Each year at ALA Midwinter IUG holds an afternoon meeting for IUG members. If you are interested in presenting at this meeting please get in touch with me (pcrawfor@bryant.edu) by Friday, October 22nd at the latest.

You can do a group presentation or one by yourself. It can be 30 minutes or an hour. This is a great time to share something innovative you are doing with your Innovative system. If you are local to the San Diego area, all the better. We like to showcase local talent.

There is no cost for the meeting and you do not need to register for ALA to attend or present at our meeting.

Looking forward to your proposals!


Best - Pat
Chair, IUG Steering Committee
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Head of Access Services, Access Services Librarian
The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
Bryant University : HELIN Consortium
1150 Douglas Pike : Smithfield, RI 02917
Office/Voice 401-232-6000 x20414

Monday, October 11, 2010

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO:

Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Fall 2010***

Nominations: October 31, 2010
Submissions: November 14, 2010

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/primo/index.cfm

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs David Wilson at dwilson2@trinity.edu  and
Carol Spector at carolsusanspector@hotmail.com.

Sunday, October 10, 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

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

CFP: IUG 2011 (Innovative Users Group)

CFP: IUG 2011 (Innovative Users Group)

You know stuff we wish we knew!!!

The IUG Program committee is currently accepting proposals for the IUG2011 Conference which will be held in San Francisco April 13-16. Did you figure out how to do something cool after much trial and tribulation? Have you bent Millennium to your will? Do you love Create Lists so much that you think up awesome search parameters when you're lying in bed at night? You do know stuff we want to know or do things we want to do. We're begging you to share your hard-won knowledge to make our lives just a little easier.

To submit a program proposal use the program proposal form available at the IUG Website: http://www.innovativeusers.org/. When prompted, login with your MyIUG login. If you don't already have one, go to the IUG Registration page to create your account. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010.

What might we want? Here are some of the hottest topics from last year:
* [Anything] 101: back to basics programs like "10 easy ways to dress up the OPAC", "Tips for making your Millennium life easier" and "System Administration Essentials" were big hits.
* Data, Data, Data: there were great turnouts for sessions on Exporting to Excel, Using Google Analytics, and Using Regular Expressions.
* Automating Processes: sessions on load tables, using AutoIT, and batch loading had great attendance.
For a more extensive list of program suggestions, visit the Suggested Topics page on the IUG website.
Don't let the list limit you, we can't think of everything!

Preconference Tracks are new this year. We will be offering three different topical tracks during this year's preconference:
Millennium 101: anything suitable for new users or those who need to get back to basics
Managers' Track: IT Planning, Budgeting, Cost recovery are all good topics for decision makers
Beyond the ILS: mobile tech, social media integration, APIs - the coolest of the new
If you are considering presenting in any of these categories please consider presenting on the preconference day, April 13th.

Don't want to go it alone? Propose a panel discussion so you and others you've worked with can each share your experiences. You could even ask for an Innovative staff member to co-present with you. The Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

Have something to say but don't need an hour to say it? What about a lightning round session? Just 5 minutes to share something great! The topics for the lightning round sessions will be determined based on the proposals we receive.

Again, the deadline for submitting program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments.

- Your IUG 2011 Program Committee
Aimee
Don
Martha
Mohammed
Pat
Sarah
Steve


Thank you!!
Sarah Simpson
ssimpso@tulsalibrary.org

CFP: CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY 2011 (Boston July 25-28, 2011)

CFP: CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY 2011 (Boston July 25-28, 2011)
Campus Technology 2011
July 25 - 28, 2011
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA

URL: http://cfp.campustechnology.com/

GAIN exposure for your work, be recognized by your peers and BENEFIT from in-depth discussions with colleagues when you BECOME A SPEAKER at Campus Technology 2011, July 25 - 28, 2011, in Boston, MA. Campus Technology is known for providing higher education professionals with first-rate information and training in the latest technologies and institutional strategies. We earned this reputation by selecting experts like you to deliver advanced, thought-provoking workshops and sessions.

Campus Technology is especially seeking presenters with expertise in Web 2.0 and 3.0 (including cloud computing and worldware), the latest instructional tools and learning infrastructures, development and optimization of digital campus communities, immersive learning and new-age student services.

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***SUBMIT YOUR PRESENTATION FOR ANY RANGE OF SESSION FORMATS***

Indicate breakout session, hands-on workshop, poster session and more. We encourage highly interactive panel presentations, shootouts, audience participation sessions, audience polling--it's your moment to spotlight your ideas and experiences with peers and experts, so be creative!

>> For a list of topic ideas, information on submission guidelines and access to the electronic submission form, visit:
http://www.digital.1105pubs.com/t.do?id=6080845:19486665

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DON'T DELAY! Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 12, 2010.

CFP: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

CFP: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume 30(2). The submission deadline is November 30, 2010.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on

librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including the following subject areas:
-Anthropology
-Business
-Communication Studies
-Criminal Justice
-Education
-Ethnic Studies
-Political Science
-Psychology
-Social Work
-Sociology
-Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
-publishing trends
-Technology
-User behavior
-Public service
-Indexing and abstracting
-Collection Development and evaluation
-Library Administration/management
-Reference and library instruction
-Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your publication.

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0163-9269&linktype=44

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at: L-ROMERO@illinois.edu

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) is now accepting articles for Winter 2010 and Spring 2011 publication. Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

• cooperative purchasing and shared collections
• consortial delivery systems
• shared storage facilities
• administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia
• training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia
• use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management
• selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software
• copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve
• aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, and shipping
• interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials
• special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries
• new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 11, 2010 for early winter publication and November 21, 2010 for Spring 2011 publication. For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/wild . Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at rdonlan@fgcu.edu.
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Editor-In-Chief:
Rebecca Donlan, MLS
Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Assistant Director, Collection Management
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
rdonlan@fgcu.edu
(239) 590-7641 voice

Associate Editor:
Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
bstites@fgcu.edu
(239) 590-7602 voice

http://informaworld.com/WILD

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Saturday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Timberline Lodge (One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood)

URL: http://www.acquisitionsinstitute.org/

CFP URL: http://www.acquisitionsinstitute.org/home/call_for_papers

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
* The pre-eminent conference held in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development, now in its eleventh year at Timberline Lodge.
* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting.
* A three day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections and information content.

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?
The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received and the planning committee may bring individual proposals together to form panels. The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:
* Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
* Acquisitions functions or modules in open source catalogs
* Web 2.0 for acquisitions and collection development work
* Role of consortia in collection development
* How subject librarians use their time
* Feral professionals: non-MLS professionals in libraries
* Recruiting for technical services and collection development
* Scholarly communication from the publisher perspective
* Opening day collections: process and problems
* Data curation: new roles for subject and technical services specialists
* E-books, streaming audio, streaming video: content, access, cataloging
* External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
* Collection assessment: library and vendor perspectives
* Linking collections with learning outcomes
* Return on investment studies
* Acquisitions and collection development: the small library perspective

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE for submitting a proposal?
* December 30, 2010

HOW do I submit a proposal?
* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

planning@acquisitionsinstitute.org

or

Faye A. Chadwell
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
faye.chadwell@oregonstate.edu
phone: 541-737-8528 fax: 541-737-3453
Seeking articles for upcoming issues of Library Management Today

URL: http://libmanagetoday.com/

We are seeking short reflective pieces for two different themed articles that will appear in upcoming issues of Library Management Today.

Topic #1 is: How do you manage the generation gap within the staff in your library – your challenges and/or your successful strategies?

Topic #2 is: Does your library place value on offering internships to library students – why or why not?

If you are interested in contributing a piece on one or both topics, please submit in Word format no later than 5pm Tuesday October 12th eastern time. Email to bob@libmanagetoday.com.

We look forward to your contribution.

Robert H. Kieserman, MBA, MLIS
Library Management Today
bob@libmanagetoday.com

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2011 Conference

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2011 Conference

Technical Services Renaissance
Miami University, Oxford, OH
May 15-17, 2011

http://techserv.lib.muohio.edu/ovgtsl11/

Description: In this time of turmoil for libraries, some Technical Services librarians are building a foundation for the future. Some study past successes and failures to guide future decisions and actions. Others apply current tools and concepts to reinvent existing services and to create innovative new services more relevant to today’s information environment. Finally, some are creating entirely new concepts and paradigms that will help drive the future of libraries. The foundation we are building will support a rebirth of function, form and purpose — a Technical Services Renaissance.

Keynote speakers: Karen Coyle, Librarian and Consultant, and Susan Gibbons, Vice Provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

The Conference Program Committee invites forward thinking submissions in all areas related to technical services librarianship including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are encouraged to think about where we are headed and where we want to go and to share work in areas on the leading edge of librarianship. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

• Approaches to metadata creation, reuse and interoperability
• Approaches to training
• Authority control in open source repository platforms
• Automation / technology assisted cataloging and metadata creation
• Cloud based solutions
• Collaboration within and outside the library
• Digital library projects
• Digital object curation and preservation
• Discovery and access
• Emerging roles for technical services / technical services librarians
• Integration of metadata creation with traditional cataloging workflows
• Linked data publishing and applications
• Local documentation practices
• Network level data management
• New staffing models
• Role of Technical Services in open access and scholarly communication
• Patron driven acquisitions and services
• Role of the catalog
• Special formats cataloging
• Strategies for working with limited budgets and resources
• Use and development of open source tools and platforms
• Vendor relations

Participants are invited to submit proposals that report on recent research, address emerging trends, or showcase new tools, services and projects. Time slots for all sessions are 50 minutes in length including time for questions.

Submissions for presentations, workshops and panel sessions will be considered in addition to specific proposals to lead sessions in non-traditional formats (birds of a feather, lighting rounds, free-for-all forums, unconferences).

Submit the following information at http://techserv.lib.muohio.edu/ovgtsl11/call-for-proposals by November 15, 2010:

* Title
* Abstract (no longer than 250 words)
* Names, affiliations, and contact information of all presenters
* Primary contact for presenters
* Format (presentation, lightning round, workshop, etc.)
* Equipment and other special needs

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by February 1, 2011. For more information, please contact Jody Perkins at perkintj@muohio.edu

About OVGTSL

The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

Monday, October 04, 2010

2011 ALIA National Library & Information Technicians Conference (Libtech). Call for papers

CFP: 2011 ALIA National Library & Information Technicians Conference (Libtech)
ALIA National Library & Information Technicians Conference

Back to Basics – Perth 2011

Monday 12 - Friday 16 September 2011
Sheraton Hotel Perth

Australian Library & Information Association


URL: http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2011/

CFP URL: http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2011/call.html

The Conference theme Back to Basics is defined as revisiting the fundamentals, the core values. These can be characterised by the range of our skills, the quality service and knowledge we offer, the communities in which we work and the networks that connect us. The Conference will offer delegates the opportunity to re-address the values at the heart of working in an information service industry.

Back to Basics, Perth 2011 will endeavour to provide a forum where library and information professionals can debate ideas, network with colleagues, participate in themed tours of best practice sites, enjoy trade exhibitions and experience a wide range of social activities at some of Perth’s exciting venues.