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:


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

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


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

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”


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

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:

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


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

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

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
Communities of Practice
Protecting Professionalism
Advancement and Retention
International Librarianship
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.

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.


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
* 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:

Institution or company name
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

Call for Chapters: Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader

Call for Chapters: Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader

While information needs and behavior have become a central research concern in library and information studies, the particularities of gender and sexuality have yet to be centered in the field. Bringing queer and feminist theories into conversation with current LIS research, Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader addresses this gap, gathering existing research along with new scholarship on the intersection of gender and sexuality and information use. Contributors address a range of concerns, including paradigms of information needs and behavior research, methodological challenges, and current approaches to assessing and meeting LGBTQ and women’s information needs. Responding to emergent critiques of positivism and behaviorism in LIS scholarship, this collection also seeks to trouble what we think we mean when we talk about gender and sex, as well as "information" and "behavior," as settled, stable constructs.

Critical and Interdisciplinary Focus
Current work in disciplines as diverse as legal theory, literary criticism, design, anthropology, and technology studies exercise a profound impact on LIS research. At the same time, the somewhat nebulous sub-disciplines within our field, such as information seeking behavior, information structures, archival studies, museology, information retrieval, and information policy, have been connected by researchers in new and innovative ways. LIS scholarship has also sought in recent years to challenge traditional approaches and suggest new directions for research into the purposes, practices, phenomenon, and organization of information. This reader serves as a comprehensive multidisciplinary anthology where different epistemologies and methodologies meet. It offers a timely and reasoned contribution to feminist and queer LIS research and promotes perspectives that can serve the cause of social justice.

Possible topics
Manuscripts can cover a range of topics, both professional and theoretical. The editors strongly encourage submissions concerning the intersection of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, religion, and socio-economics. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: cataloging and classification, assessing user needs, information behavior, alternative social science methods, records management, preservation, documentation, oral history, collection development, curatorship, digital libraries and archives, Internet studies, human-computer interaction, sexual health, sex positive perspectives, activist or oppositional new media, informatics, queer or feminist zines, web design and digital aesthetics, computer coding, digital humanities, censorship and intellectual freedom, information technology policy, children and young adult services, international and comparative LIS issues, grant writing, administration and management, and history of the book and publishing.

Submission Guidelines
The editors encourage practitioners, activists, and both established and emerging scholars to submit manuscripts by September 1, 2011. Manuscripts should rage from 5,000-8,000 words and use the Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago University Press, 2010). Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) to gsireader.submissions@gmail.com.

About the editors

Rebecca Dean and Patrick Keilty are PhD candidates in information studies with a concentration in women’s studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.


UCLA Department of Information Studies
GSE&IS Building, Box 951520
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
Phone: (310) 825-8799
Dean’s email: becdean [at] gmail [dot] com
Keilty’s email: pkeilty [at] gmail [dot] com

CFP: ILDS 2011 (12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference)

CFP: ILDS 2011 (12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference)

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee invites papers for the 12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference to be held 19 - 21 September 2011 in Chicago, USA.

The conference theme is "Resource Sharing in the Digital Age" and the following topics are of particular interest for papers:

* Resource sharing activities of all types, including: interlibrary loan, cooperative collection development, cooperative reference, direct borrowing, consortial programs, and shared licensing/purchasing of
electronic resources
* International resource sharing concerns, such as: delivery methods, payment options, interoperability of systems, computer standards
* Intellectual property rights in different countries or regions, especially as they pertain to electronic resources
* Open source systems and their role in resource sharing
* Innovative approaches or trends in resource sharing in all types of libraries or in any part of the world


Proposals for papers should be sent to Rose Goodier at rose.goodier@manchester.ac.uk no later than 31 January 2011 and include  the following details:

* Author(s) name, title, institution, and contact information
* Brief biographical sketch
* Title of paper
* Abstract (100 to 250 words)

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee (hereafter, the SC) has sole responsibility for the final conference programme. All accepted papers must be:
* Presented at the conference in English by at least one of the authors
* Original contributions, i.e., not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere
* Peer-reviewed by the SC and published in the full conference proceedings


31 January 2011 - Proposals due to SC
31 March 2011 - SC notifies authors whether proposal was accepted
31 July 2011 - Completed papers submitted by approved speakers

Please note that expenses of attending the conference, including travel, hotel, and conference registration fees will be the responsibility of the authors and at least one of the authors must attend the conference to present the paper.

Mary A. Hollerich
Lewis University Library
1 University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
847-275-0666 (cell)

2nd Call for Abstracts Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

2nd Call for Abstracts Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

EBLIP6 – Valuing knowledge and expertise

The 6th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference 2nd Call for Submissions

The International Programme Committee for EBLIP6 invites the submission of abstracts for both papers and posters for the conference to be held at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom from 27-30th June 2011.

Details of the conference can be found on the conference website at

Submissions should be made on the form at http://eblip6.salford.ac.uk/abstracts.php
 The completed form should emailed to eblip6@salford.ac.uk by 3rd December 2011.

EBLIP6 is aimed at all library and information professionals, whatever their discipline, sector, role or stage of career. The conference seeks to build on the success of the previous 5 conferences by providing for a wide range of researchers and practitioners to present their work. The conference will continue the practice of previous conferences by providing a supportive environment to those presenting or embarking on evaluation or research for the first time as well as being an outlet for more established practitioners in this area

The International Programme Committee looks forward to receiving papers which report research, review evidence,, report innovative practice, hot topic discussion papers and posters. Papers are not restricted to the Key themes which are:

- Evidence based practice: reflection
- Evidence based practice: outcomes, impact and value
- Evidence based practice: practical and applicable?
- Evidence based practice: innovation, education and research

Alison Brettle
Maria Grant
EBLIP6 Conference Chairs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

*Call for Applications (Editorial Advisors): Evidence Based Library and Information Practice *

*Call for Applications (Editorial Advisors): Evidence Based Library and Information Practice *

*Editorial Advisors *

*Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP)* is looking to add approximately ten *Editorial Advisors (peer reviewers) *to our team. We are especially interested in expressions of interest from those working in public, special, school, or non-library settings, and from those with demonstrated knowledge of research methods.*

* Specific responsibilities of editorial advisors include:
- Providing in-depth peer review of original research articles, evidence summaries and classic evidence summaries. The total number of peer review requests will vary depending upon content submitted to the journal, but you would likely be asked to review 2-4 submissions per year.
- Contributing to the overall success of the journal by providing unbiased, fair, and timely reviews of submissions that are assigned.
- Serving a two year term.
- Communicating with the Editorial Board about areas where the journal could improve.
- Promoting *EBLIP* as an avenue of publication to colleagues

Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Denise Koufogiannakis, Editor-in-Chief denise.koufogiannakis@ualberta.ca by December 3, 2010.

**Please note that *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising
library related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.

*About the journal:*

Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access
to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* will enable librarians to practice their
profession in an evidence based manner.

Please visit the *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* web site (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.

PIUG 2011 Annual Conference - Call for Papers

PIUG 2011 Annual Conference - Call for Papers
URL: http://www.piug.org/2011/an11call.php

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the PIUG 2011 Annual Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati, OH on May 21 - 26, 2010. The theme for this 23rd annual meeting is "Best Practices Beyond Free-text: The Value of Indexing and Classification when Searching and Analyzing Patents".

We are particularly interested in papers from information users within corporations, patent offices, law firms, universities, individual or small consultancies and others who are able to discuss one of the following topics:
Indexing and Classification Best Practices in Patent Search, Analysis and Visualization – For this we want to hear from patent information professionals who have worked in areas considered to be the best practices for searching, analysis and visualization of patent information.

New Frontiers and Emerging Technologies in Indexing and Classification – This session will focus on examples of what’s new and what’s on the horizon for indexing and classification, especially with regards to incorporation and implementation of new technologies and tools.

Indexing and Classification, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Case studies on the uses of indexing and classification codes in everyday patent searching including tales of woe or success stories that could not have happened without the use of specific coding, comparative examples of the utility of various coding systems and examples of when one coding system should be used over another.

The History and Current Process of Indexing and Classification – For this session we are interested in speakers who can enlighten us as to the birth and development of the Indexing and Classification schema we rely on so heavily as information professionals. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from actual indexers and classification practitioners.

Indexing and Classification in End User/Client Interactions and Education – If Indexing and Classification is a mysterious art to many information professionals, it’s an unknown art to our clients and customers. We are interested in hearing about examples where educating our clients in this area has benefited both them and us.
Patent Office Updates – This session will focus on updates with regards to advances and changes in the practices of both major and minor patent offices. Talks from patent office staff, patent office liaisons as well as others having practical knowledge of this aspect are invited.

Patent Law Updates – Patent prosecution and litigation are affected by various court decisions and changes both in the law and from rulings and procedures from the patent offices. In turn, patent information professionals must be aware of these changes and how they affect methods and strategies to insure effective retrieval of proper information. Talks from patent attorneys, patent agents as well as others having practical knowledge of this aspect are invited.

Non-Patent Literature – Non-patent literature is a critical part of the patent information professional’s work. We are interested in hearing from those who have worked in areas considered to be the best practices for searching, analysis and visualization of non-patent information.

The Patent Information Professional – In this session we are interested in hearing from patent information professionals on topics that currently define or may define in the future the role of a patent information professional. For example, topics may include, but are not limited to, best practices, atypical roles for patent professionals in a large organization, starting an independent consultancy and certification.

If the above or related themes fall into your area of expertise or interest then we would like to hear from you!
In addition, the program will contain a session based on the popular and successful round table format used in the 2010 Annual Meeting. If you are interested in participating in the organization of the round table session, would like to suggest topics you feel would be of interest to the PIUG community at large or would like to lead the discussion at one of the tables please let us know.

Please send your presentation title, abstract, proposed speaker name, company name, brief biography and full contact information to bbridgewater @ dow.com (remove spaces) on or before February 5, 2011 for full consideration.

If you think you may be interested in speaking but require management approval beforehand, please let us know so that we can begin to consider your general proposal for a paper in the meantime (submission of just a few descriptive sentences will be sufficient). If you already have management approval to attend the 2011 meeting as a speaker please indicate this in your submission.

The organizers reserve the right to accept abstracts at their discretion in order to assemble the best possible program. Invited speakers may take precedence over other speakers. Please be advised that your abstract submission may be published on the Internet or elsewhere, shortly after receipt or at any time thereafter. Therefore, do not include confidential or business-sensitive information in your abstract.

If you would like to make a recommendation for a speaker on a particular topic or suggest another topic of interest, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact the 2011 PIUG Annual Conference organizers with your views.

Further news about the program and updates regarding the conference will be posted on the PIUG Discussion Forum (PIUG-DF) and on the PIUG 2011 Annual Conference web pages.
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to seeing you at the PIUG 2011 Annual Conference in Cincinnati.

Brian Bridgewater
Chair - Program Committee
bbridgewater @ dow.com

In Media Res is seeking curators for its spring 2011 schedule

In Media Res is seeking curators for its spring 2011 schedule.

Among the theme weeks for which we are currently seeking proposals for curators include:

Technological Object Orientations
Productions of Digital Culture
DVD Translations and Transmissions
Posthumanism and Media
Primetime Animation
Race & Television
Autism in the Media
TV Failures
Labor in the Media Industries
Technology and the Horrible

Proposals need not be any longer than a sentence or two. For more information, as well as deadlines for each individual week, please go to:

Curated pieces include a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of the clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to curating your piece, you will be expected to engage with the other pieces presented that week as a means of fostering discussion and further fleshing out the individual topic in relation to the week’s theme/

Alisa Perren
Department of Communication
Georgia State University
Email: inmediares.gsu@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/current-calls

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CFP: Academic Libraries 2011-Innovate, Collaborate, Connect (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

CFP: Academic Libraries 2011-Innovate, Collaborate, Connect (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

The Michigan Library Association and Academic Libraries 2011 Work Group are pleased to announce MLA's second two-day event for academic library professionals, Academic Libraries 2011: Innovate, Collaborate, Connect. The event will be held on May 5-6, 2011 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand
Rapids, Michigan.

The AL2011 Work Group is accepting proposals for presentation at this event. For more information, and to download an application, see http://www.mla.lib.mi.us/events/academic. Proposals will be accepted through
November 30, 2010.

Academic Libraries 2011: Innovate, Collaborate, Connect will build on the success of 2010's two-day event, and is specifically designed with fellow academic library colleagues in mind. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from their peers and hear two outstanding keynote speakers: Rick Anderson from the University of Utah, and Steven J. Bell from Temple University.

Please visit the event website for additional information: www.mla.lib.mi.us/events/academic.

Thank you, and we hope to see there.

Academic Libraries 2011 Work Group
Jennifer Dean (jldean@svsu.edu) & Beth Johns (bmjohns@svsu.edu), Co-Chairs

Monday, November 15, 2010

Call for Peer Reviewers: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Peer Reviewers: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks new members to serve as peer reviewers on the Editorial Board of IRSQ. Visit the Journal’s website for a complete description of the journal. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t792306879~tab=summary

Editorial responsibilities:
Critique the presentation, style, and quality of manuscripts
Provide candid and respectful comments
Encourage at least two author(s) to submit papers each year to the Journal
Serve as a generalist and review all topics within the scope of IRSQ

Administrative responsibilities:
Provide a quick turn-around for reviews, usually 3 weeks
Review at least one manuscript per year. Some board members review two or three.
Be responsive in email correspondence
Serve for three years

To apply, please submit the following to Brenda Reeb, Editor, at brenda.reeb@rochester.edu:

1-3 writing samples
An essay of 200-500 words indicating why you want to serve and describing your experience with Internet reference resources and services.

Application review begins December 6, 2010.

Brenda Reeb
Head, Business & Government Information Library
University of Rochester
PO Box 270055
Rochester, NY 14627
ph 585.275.8249

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

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

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

Call for Papers

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
* Since 2000, the pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development held 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 to be held May 14-17, 2011.

Please visit the Acquisitions Institute home page at: http://www.acquisitionsinstitute.org/ for more information

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. The planning committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels.

The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:

*All aspects of managing and directing acquisitions and/or collection development operations
*Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs, networked integrated library systems, etc.
*Evolving consortial roles in collection development and acquisitions
*Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes
*The future of scholarly communication--its impact on acquisitions and collection development
*Data curation and management and other new roles for subject librarians and technical services specialists
*Web 2.0 applications and implementation in collection services
*Patron-driven acquisitions, purchase on demand, streaming content, and other user-centered collection services
*The development and management of digital collections, electronic resources
*The impact of discovery services on collection and content access and usage
*External and internal factors driving a library's collection management decisions
*Assessment tools, methods, and projects-- (i.e., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
*Return on investment studies—how do we demonstrate our impact?
*Acquisitions and collection development: the small academic library or public library perspective
*The future of print: what are the collection management issues?

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 30, 2010.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Faye A. Chadwell
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501

phone: 541-737-8528 fax: 541-737-3453

CFP: Next Generation Learning Landscapes, Next Generation Learners (Special issue call for papers from Reference Services Review)

CFP: Next Generation Learning Landscapes, Next Generation Learners (Special issue call for papers from Reference Services Review)

Reference Services Review (RSR) is seeking authors to write on the theme of learning landscapes and the new reality. The theme issue - - Volume 39 Number 3, will be published in August 2011. Completed manuscripts will be due by April 1, 2011. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on major and/or minor revisions in late April and early May 2011.

The journal is pre-published through Emerald EarlyCite http://www.emeraldinsight.com/authors/writing/earlycite.htm?PHPSESSID=2rl81bpeu186f25o4og6j29p61

and issues are made available before the official publication date. More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rsr.htm

Learning Landscapes encompass the physical and virtual spaces where today’s library users encounter information and learn to use it effectively.

Papers might focus on
· The interplay of physical and virtual learning landscapes and what this means for teaching, reference, collaboration, and management – new learners, new faculty, and new roles;
· The impact of library/information commons’ spaces on learning, service design and delivery, collections, and library administration – planning, implementation, assessment, re-examination and evolution;
· Research on user expectations, needs and perceptions as next generation users interact with next generation information environments – what do library staff need to know to meet their needs? and
· Other aspects of learning, working and researching at the intersection of place and placelessness where libraries exist in the digital age.

Send expressions of interest, proposals, abstracts or inquiries to:

Margy MacMillan: MMacMillan@mtroyal.ca
Sarah Barbara Watstein: watsteins@uncw.edu.

Reference Services Review (RSR) is a quarterly, refereed, international journal dedicated to the enrichment of reference knowledge and the advancement of reference and library user services.

RSR covers all aspects of reference and library user services, including reference, instruction, and user service design, delivery, management and assessment; marketing and communication; user populations; electronic services; virtual reference services; cooperative reference services; existing and emerging technologies and their intersection with service design and delivery; service forecasting; standards, guidelines and best practices; performance of reference and user services providers; and professional competencies for reference and user services librarians.

RSR prepares its readers to understand key trends and to respond to critical challenges affecting reference functions, instructional services and the information needs of library users. RSR contributors draw on current research and practice; their own considerable expertise, experience and perspectives; and the expertise of their home communities to identify issues, practices and technologies that are relevant to service design, delivery, management and assessment.

RSR articles include research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, case studies, literature reviews, and reviews of previously published research on a wide number of topics. Commentary, including point/counterpoint articles, is also welcome. Mini theme and theme issues support the more detailed exploration of topics. A diverse mix of authors and contributors enhance the journal’s value, as does an international team of editorial advisors.

CFP: LIBRARY TRENDS, International Journal of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Special Issue on Trends in Next Generation Discovery and Access

CFP: LIBRARY TRENDS, International Journal of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Special Issue on Trends in Next Generation Discovery and Access

URL: Library Trends: http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/library_trends/

The library catalog, along with other traditional information retrieval tools, is in a state of flux. Contributing factors include changing codes, changing priorities, and changing expectations. In the past four years, many institutions have implemented radically new approaches to the traditional library catalog. Whether we call these Third Generation Catalogs, Next Generation Catalogs, or Next Next Generation Catalogs, these are most often characterized by the introduction of faceted search capabilities and reliance on social technologies like tagging that encourage user interaction and participation. This period marks a new phase of experimentation that has not been seen since the late 1970s and early 1980s when the OPAC burst upon the scene. Since the unveiling of the new catalog at North Carolina State University in 2006, impassioned exchanges have occurred throughout the grey literature of our field today, from blog posts to the NGC4LIB listserv.

To provide a more permanent record of the ideas driving these exchanges, the international journal Library Trends is planning a special issue, Trends in Next Generation Discovery and Access. This issue of Library Trends aims to investigate the historical background of the developments and innovations in the catalog, and to support articulation work that describes both the theory and practices that underlie Next Generation Discovery and Access. Some of these instantiations are traditional catalogs with new window dressing, but many institutions are rethinking fundamental technologies and practices. It is these experiments that will be highlighted by this issue. Proposals for articles may address a specific implementation or types of implementations; these articles may be written in a brief case study format. In addition, as benefits the aims of the journal, authors are encouraged to write more extended articles that interpret, contextualize and describe a relevant topic. Contributions on the history, theory and philosophy of developments in library catalogs are welcome.

Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by 30 December 2010 to

Dr. Kathryn La Barre (klabarre@illinois.edu) Assistant Professor Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Decisions will be communicated to contributors no later than 15 January 2011.

Delivery date of manuscripts: December 1, 2011. Each article will be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (Case studies may be more brief).

Articles will be published in Volume 60:4 (Spring 2012).

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

CFP URL: http://techserv.lib.muohio.edu/ovgtsl11/call-for-proposals by December 3, 2010:

URL: 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 December 3, 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

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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

CFP: Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 - ‘Learning Under Living Skies’

CFP: Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 - ‘Learning Under Living Skies’

June 1-3, 2011
Regina, Saskatchewan

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

Instructions: http://www2.uregina.ca/wilu2011/program/call-for-proposals/email-submissions

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

Monday, November 08, 2010

CFP: deadline extended for ALA Annual Discussion group proposals

CFP: deadline extended for ALA Annual Discussion group proposals

The deadline for proposals for the Instruction Section Discussion Group has been extended to November 15th. Please take time out of your busy schedule to send us a proposal for a discussion group. These discussions are always very successful, feedback is overwhelmingly positive, and the experience does help your career so join the cadre of lauded discussion leaders.

Recent topics have included preparing students to transition to college, the academic library’s role in supporting undergraduate researchers, and teaching students through experiential research. A complete list of past topics can be found at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/eventsconferences/discforumdigests.cfm.

Don’t see your current focus on the list? Now you have a chance to convene a discussion about the instruction-related topic you’re most passionate about! The IS Discussion Group Steering Committee needs your proposal for discussion groups to be held at ALA's Annual Conference in New Orleans next year.

The call for Proposals is up at:

Or you can download the document directly:

Contact us, the committee co-chairs Liz Evans (eevans@pointpark.edu) or Kate Gronemyer (Kate.Gronemyer@osucascades.edu] with any questions and please get those proposals to us ASAP.

Kate Gronemyer
Instruction Librarian
Oregon State University Cascades Campus
Cascades Library Services
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
p: 541.322.3163
f: 541.383.7507

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

CFP: 20th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

CFP: 20th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference
March 10, 2011
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC

The 2011 North Carolina Serials Conference Program Planning Committee invites proposals and suggestions for presentations on any aspect of the serials industry or serials management. The Committee welcomes participation from all members of the serials profession including publishers, vendors, and systems developers, in addition to faculty and library staff in all types of libraries. Students seeking a forum to share findings from serials-related research or work experience are also encouraged to submit proposals. The Committee hopes to continue previous successes by assembling a program that both shares and inspires creativity, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Submit proposals by e-mail in a document attachment to Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu.
Deadline for submission is December 15, 2010.

When submitting a proposal, please include the following information.

1. Name(s)
2. Mailing Address
3. Telephone number, fax number, and email address(es)
4. Short (50 words or less) biographical description about proposed speakers
5. Proposed title
6. A 200-300 word abstract, which clearly states the proposal topic, its relationship to serials, and its relevance for conference attendees
7. Estimate of time required to present topic

Please note: Travel and registration expenses will have to be paid by the presenter.
The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance to the current serials environment, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.

Monday, November 01, 2010

SAA Student Chapter 2011 Conference - Call for Papers

SAA Student Chapter 2011 Conference - Call for Papers

The SLIS Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA-SC) recently announced a "call for papers" for their March 2011 conference. This is the third conference hosted by this student group. The two previous conferences have met with great success.

2010 Conference: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/news/story.php?story_id=2128
2008 Conference: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/news/story.php?story_id=1634

The deadline to be considered as a presenter for the next conference is on Friday, December 3, 2010 (see details below).

• Conference Blog: http://iusaaconference.blogspot.com/

Preserving our Cultural Heritage:
A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

March 5-6, 2011
Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is proud to announce our third conference for students and beginning professionals, to be held on Saturday March 5 - Sunday March 6, 2011 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you are a graduate student in a library science, archives, or rare books program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference. The conference theme of "Preserving our Cultural Heritage" can be interpreted broadly; we welcome papers on diverse topics within the field. In addition to paper sessions, the two-day conference will include a workshop and tours of Indiana University special collections and repositories.

Each paper session will be an hour long and will include two presenters. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to speak, and the session will conclude with a ten to fifteen minute period for questions and answers.

To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper (or, if your paper is not yet complete, an abstract of 150 to 200 words and a working title) to iusaaconference@gmail.com by Friday, December 3, 2010. Along with your paper or abstract, please include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs you may have.

The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process and you will receive an acceptance or rejection by the end of December. If you have only submitted an abstract, your acceptance will be conditional. You will be required to submit the completed paper by mid-February to have your acceptance finalized.

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration form. At that time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of $30 to cover the meals provided during the conference. More details about meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, and other logistics will also be provided at this time.

Feel free to send any questions you may have to iusaaconference@gmail.com.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!
The Conference Committee