Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CFP: Articles written by librarians working in science and engineering libraries

CFP: Articles written by librarians working in science and engineering libraries

Science & Technology Libraries seeks manuscripts from librarians working in science and engineering libraries.   
Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Science & Technology Libraries is the world’s premier journal in this subfield of scholarship.  The journal is peer-reviewed and distributed internationally. Share your ideas and research and get the special recognition that comes with publishing.  Manuscripts are being accepted now.

Monday, March 28, 2011

CFP: Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students

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

Co-Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing U.S. public and school librarians sharing their librarianship know-how by mentoring adults or students: personal, one-on-one contact to further librarianship. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues further the profession.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, up to 3 co-authors/one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation; 3,000-4,000 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.

Please e-mail 2 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by April 15, 2011 and a brief bio. Please place MENTORS/Your Name on the subject line:

Call for Proposals - ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group ALA Annual 2011

Call for Proposals - ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group ALA Annual 2011

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group (CRS C&RL IG) requests presentation proposals for our ALA Annual meeting in New Orleans Sunday June 26, 2011 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Withdrawing print when libraries also have online access
- Distributed print repositories
- Coping with hard economic times in continuing resources acquisitions and collection management
- Pay per view pricing for journal articles and new models of acquisitions
- Continuing resources cataloging
- Next generation OPACs and continuing resources displays
- Accessing continuing resources through discovery platforms
- Continuing resources in a mobile computing environment 
- Other topics?

Each presentation should be approximately 20 minutes.  There will be time for discussion.
Please e-mail proposals by *May 1st* to Beth Bernhardt and Patrick Carr

Please include in your proposal:
- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

Patrick Carr
Head of Electronic & Continuing Resource Acquisitions
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
phone: 252-328-2266

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Call for Chapters: Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials

Call for Chapters: Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-Editors, Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011; Elaine Williams, MLS, Highland County District Library, Lynchburg, Ohio.

Chapters sought for an anthology by librarians who've worked with historical societies and/or their libraries in preserving local history, newspaper preservation, managed manuscript/book collections of local authors, photography collections, kept student oral and written interviews, and have done/are doing related activities. Tips needed on overcoming liability and invasion of privacy issues, what to save, ways to preserve local material. 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. One author or two co-authors. Compensation: one complimentary book per chapter, discount on additional copies.

Please e-mail 2 topics described separately in 2 sentences by April 24, 2011 with a short bio. Kindly place, PRESERVING/Your Name, on the subject line to:

Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library

Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library

Book Publisher: American Library Association

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS

Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011

Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian librarians who've worked with visual and performing artists to bring the arts into libraries to keep them vibrant community cultural centers. Innovative public, school, librarians who have encouraged painters, photographers, musicians, writers, and other creative talent of various ages.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-4,000 words written by one or up to three co-authors. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Possible topics: community programs and outreach, working with students, security and legal concerns, using the media, open houses, readings and book launches, displays, collaborations with community groups, workshops, grants.

To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by April 24, 2011 with a brief bio. Kindly place, ARTS/Your Name, on the subject line to:

Call for Chapters: Marketing Methods for Libraries

Call for Chapters: Marketing Methods for Libraries

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, editor/co-editor of several anthologies such as The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011

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

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

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

To receive a Go Ahead, please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by April 14, 2011 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place MARKETING/your name on the subject line:



In this new century governments of developing countries are expanding their school systems, academic institutions, and public library service; interest in all aspects of library management is universal. Authors and editors are sought to produce books with new ideas, services, and technologies for managing libraries.

If interested please prepare a proposal for review by the LU editorial committee. This proposal should include a tentative title, up to one page describing the intent of the book and a current resume. Authors, for prefaces and forewords, and editors, for chapters, are encouraged to seek and recruit authors from other countries. If wishing consideration as chapter authors please send a topic and a current resume. For further information consult the web site click on Libraries Unlimited, scroll to “Become an Author”. Click on new releases see “Best Practices for Corporate Libraries” edited by Kelsey and Porter for an example as described here.

Series editor: Gerard McCabe:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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  Fall 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, Navigator, 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 practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping
         interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials
         special resource sharing 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  April 23, 2011 for Fall 2011 publication and June 17, 2011 for Winter 2011 publication.  For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: .  Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at .
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
(239) 590-7641

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
(239) 590-7602

CFP: Academic Exchange Quarterly issue on Alternative Library Instruction

CFP:  Academic Exchange Quarterly issue on Alternative Library Instruction

Special Feature editors Rebecca Feind and Crystal Goldman are pleased to announce that manuscripts are now being accepted for the following issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly.  The Winter 2011 issue theme is Alternative Library Instruction.  The goal of this issue will be to provide examples of alternative library instruction created by librarians or faculty members in all settings, K-12, public, academic, special, etc., that can be implemented by others. Alternative library instruction can be, but is not limited to:

-- Curriculum integrated instruction
-- Virtual instruction
-- Audio/video tours
-- Interactive instruction
-- Active learning experiences
-- Game oriented instruction

Who May Submit:

Manuscripts are sought from those librarians or faculty members who have produced engaging and effective library instruction programs that move beyond the traditional methods of instruction either through the use of technology or creativity. Please identify your submission with keyword: ALTERNATIVE-1

Submission deadline:

Any time until the end of August 2011.  Early submission offers an opportunity to be considered for Editors' Choice.  See details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:

For more information, please visit this website:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Trudi E. Jacobson
SUNY, Albany

Publication Details
Volume 7, 2011
4 issues per year
Print ISSN 1522-8959
Online ISSN 1522-9114

Public Services Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts for a special issue: Next Generation Library Services, guest edited by Beth Blakesley, Washington State University, and Alex Merrill, Washington State University.

Over the past decade libraries have faced increasing pressure to provide more with less. Academic libraries have developed innovative programs to meet the challenge of continuing to provide the same level of service using different methods. Many of these programs have been implemented using new web technologies or social media platforms. Unfortunately, these new and novel methods are not created equal.

This special issue of Public Services Quarterly seeks papers reporting the success (or failure) of "Next Generation" library services in any type of library environment. These services are not limited to web applications or projects and  can most certainly include all manner of analog or digital services that have proven (or not) to be effective. Case studies or "How we did it here" papers are welcome but the editors are looking for a solid underlying framework for discussing the methodologies used to prove or disprove why the service was or was not a success.

The submission deadline is June 1, 2011. Please send all submissions and questions to the guest editors at: and

For more information about the journal, including complete submission instructions and guidelines, please visit:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CFP: ALAO Annual Conference 2011 (Constant Change, Constant Opportunity)

CFP: ALAO Annual Conference 2011 (Constant Change, Constant Opportunity)

Constant Change, Constant Opportunity
ALAO Annual Conference 2011
Call for Proposals

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)   *37th Annual Conference*
Dates:  November 3rd and 4th, 2011
Location:  Hilton Toledo Hotel, Toledo, OH

Presentation and Poster Session Deadline: April  8th, 2011

The ALAO Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for presentations, 25-minute spotlight sessions, or poster sessions that bring new ideas or approaches useful  for academic libraries.  This year’s conference theme, “ Constant Change, Constant Opportunity,” looks at the challenges facing academic libraries as budgetary, institutional, occupational, and technological  changes cause us to reflect and adapt how we provide services to our users and communities. 

Presentations may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research, or panel discussions.  Spotlight sessions can be “lightning round” style programs, multimedia slides, or other presentation techniques that cover a subject or issue that can be dealt with in a 25-minute time frame.  Poster sessions should embrace the conference theme and present original ideas, innovative solutions to problems, library-related projects, or creative approaches to dealing with change in today’s academic libraries.

This year we have available both a Support Staff Presenter Grant and a Student Presenter Grant.  Further details on both grants are available at the URLs above.  For more information regarding the Call for Proposals for presentations, spotlight sessions, or poster sessions, contact the Conference Planning Committee members listed below:

Katie Gibson – Presentations and Spotlight Sessions

Masha Misco – Poster Sessions

For more details, proposal forms , and presentation grant forms, please check the conference website:

We look forward to receiving your proposals for the 2011 ALAO Annual Conference.

CFP: Access Services Conference 2011, Unlocking the 21st Century Library

CFP: Access Services Conference 2011, Unlocking the 21st Century Library
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2011, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.  This year's event will be held at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA from November 9-11, 2011.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Service in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest.

We invite program proposals from March 11 until 5pm, May 13, 2011. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions.  Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

Customer Service Circulation
Interlibrary Loan
Consortia Agreements
Space Management
Stacks Maintenance
Student Workers Management
Current technology for access service enhancement

Program Proposal guidelines:
Please submit an abstract, 250 words or less, with the program title and your name.  Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by June 6, 2011.  Go to to submit a proposal.

Please direct any questions to
Catherine Jannik Downey  

Vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the Access Services Conference please contact
Denita Hampton

Friday, March 11, 2011

CFP: Michigan Museums Association Annual Conference 2011

CFP: Michigan Museums Association Annual Conference 2011

2011 Annual Conference -- Call for ParticipationIt’s time to start thinking about our Annual Conference! This year we’ll be in beautiful Harbor Springs, October 16 to 18, and we have lots of great experiences in store.  But first – we need your help in putting together the program.
How will you participate in our Annual Conference? Do you want to coordinate a session?  Would you like to just participate in a session?  How about helping out with the conference in other ways?  We need people to help make sure sessions run smoothly, assist with conference events and help with pre- and post-conference tours.  There are many ways to be involved! 
Check out the Call for Participation for more details and return the form by April 1.  Please contact Lisa Craig Brisson, VP of Programs, (, 231-627-3808) with questions.   

2011 Program Schedule
Looking for more information about our programs?  Be sure to check out our 2011 program schedule.  It's packed with workshops, seminars and plenty of opportunities to connect with your museum colleagues.  

CFP: Journal of Learning Spaces

CFP: Journal of Learning Spaces

The Journal of Learning Spaces is now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue.

The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces that examine higher education learning spaces in the context of space design, use, and management, as well as assessment, evaluation, and pedagogical practices. Please visit our Focus and Scope page for more information. 

Research Manuscripts, Position Pieces, and Case Studies submissions are double-blind peer reviewed.

All submissions are due on or before June 30, 2010.

All  submissions must be:
  • Original, unpublished works not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Written in English.
  • Formatted and referenced using the most current APA Style.
  • Submitted as MS Word or RTF documents.
  • Submitted through the Journal's web site. To submit, you must first register or log in as an Author with the journal, then follow the instructions to Start a New Submission.

Types of submissions sought:

Research manuscripts. 
3,000-5,000 words, including bibliography.
Research manuscripts present and describe original, primary research (broadly defined) on topics of current importance that may impact learning space research and practice in higher education. Manuscripts provide clear and complete methodology and include all necessary figures, tables, and illustrations. See additional formatting requirements below.

Position pieces.
1,500-2,500 words, including bibliography.
Position pieces are essays intended to inform readers of, or to stimulate discussion about, significant issues in current learning space research and practices in higher education. Position pieces may be primary or secondary research and will provide complete references. See additional formatting requirements below.

Case studies.
1,500-2,500 words.
Case studies describe mature projects and programs that provide or demonstrate innovative or instructive learning space designs, programs, or practices in higher education. Case studies dealing with pedagogy, assessment, or unique partnerships and collaborations will receive greatest preference. See additional formatting requirements below.

Book reviews.
1,000-1,500 words.
Book reviews provide concise summaries and evaluations of current (published within the last 12 months) books related to learning space research or practices in higher education. Book review authors select and procure books to review, based on their professional perception of the book's real or potential impact or relevance to current research and practice. See additional formatting requirements below.

Formatting Requirements

All submissions should be double-spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides. Number pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words.
Authors are strongly encouraged to include relevant, hi-resolution images in their submissions. Image files should be:
  • 300 dpi or higher
  • Minimum of 600 x 800
  • JPEG, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • Submitted as separate files, not embedded in the manuscript files
Authors are strongly encouraged to include relevant hyperlinks throughout their manuscript, taking full advantage of the Journal's online format.

Video and audio.
Submissions that incorporate supplemental video or audio files are welcome, but the manuscript must provide a simple or embedded link to remotely-stored video or audio files. The journal does not currently host or stream media files locally.

Tables and Figures. When submitting a manuscript, tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate files. A brief, descriptive title should appear above each table or figure, which corresponds with a like-titled placeholder within the manuscript. Clear legends and footnotes should also appear beneath tables and figures. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call for Chapters: Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices

Call for Chapters: Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices

Sara Holder, MLIS
Head Librarian
Education Library & Curriculum Resources Centre
McGill University
Montréal, Quebec

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: March 25, 2011
Full Chapters Due: July 30, 2011


Collection development (also known as collection management) is the
term used to describe the evaluative process used by librarians to
choose the items to be included in a particular library or sub-section
thereof. There are many factors and variables that a librarian must
take into account in this process (e.g. budget/pricing, accessibility,
audience, popularity/reliability, trends, etc.) and it can be one of
the most time-consuming and difficult aspects of the job. This will be
a collection of previously unpublished essays in which the authors
describe approaches to collection development carried out in support
of professional and/or applied academic programs (e.g., law, teacher
education, medicine, business, architecture, library science etc.).

Objective of the Book

Collection development is a challenging part of a librarian's job and
one that tends to be very situation-specific, making it difficult to
teach it effectively (most, if not all, practical skills in this area
are learned on the job). This type of publication would be extremely
valuable to the profession, since it will contain practical advice and
strategies as well as investigations and comparisons across
geographies and disciplines. The volume would be used both by
practicing librarians in a wide range of research libraries as well as
by professors in Library Science programs as a course text for classes
on collection development and academic librarianship.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the book would be practicing librarians in
academic settings who have collection development responsibilities in
one or more of the applied disciplines. The book would provide this
group with practical advice from fellow practitioners as well as a
comparative overview of collection development policies and practices
in use at peer institutions. The book would also be of use in library
science programs offering courses on collection development and
academic librarianship to supplement the general text.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Collection Development in Support of ...
Teacher Education Curriculum
Law School Curriculum
Architecture Curriculum
Engineering Curriculum
Business/Commerce/Management Curriculum
Dentistry Curriculum
Medical Curriculum
Nursing Curriculum
Pharmacy Curriculum
Social Work/Counseling Curriculum
Library Science Curriculum

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before
February 28, 2011, a 2-3 page document clearly outlining the content
of his or her proposed. The document should summarize the proposed
contents of the chapter and provide a draft outline of major points to
be included.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 28, 2011 about
the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full
chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2011. All submitted
chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Chapters
should be unique to this publication – no previously published or
simultaneously submitted material should be included. Contributors may
also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, Hershey, PA and
New York, NY, and publisher of the ongoing series Advances in Library
Information Studies, as well as numerous other imprints. For
additional information concerning the publisher, please visit . This title is scheduled to be released in 2012.

Important Dates


March 25: Deadline for proposals
April 15: Notification of proposal status
July 30: Full chapter submission
October 30: Review results returned
November 15: Final chapter submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members

Mary K. Chelton, Queens College/CUNY, USA
Nancy  Mactague, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian Aurora
University, USA
Paul Glassman, Felician College, USA
Brian Coutts, Western Kentucky University, USA
Kathryn Bartelt, University of Evansville, USA
Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries, USA
Eloise Hitchcock, Cumberland University, USA
Robert T. Ivey, University of Memphis Libraries, USA
Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal, USA

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
Sara Holder
McGill University Education Library
3700 McTavish Street
Montréal, QC H3A 1Y2
Phone: 514-398-4687
Fax: 514-398-2165

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

State Historical Society of Iowa 2011/2012 Research Grants

State Historical Society of Iowa 2011/2012 Research Grants

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant pro¬gram for the 2011/2012 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or inter-pretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing work appropriate for publication in The Annals of Iowa. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s scholarly journal.

Applications for the 2011/2012 awards must be postmarked by April 15, 2011. Download application guidelines from our Web site ( or request guidelines or further informa¬tion from:

Research Grants
State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City  IA  52240-1806

Phone: 319-335-3931

CFP: How to teach students in information and library science (LIS)?

CFP: How to teach students in information 
and library science (LIS)?

The Institute of Information and Library Science of the Jagiellonian University invites to Kraków, Poland (6th – 7th June, 2011) for the international conference:

How to teach students in information 
and library science (LIS)?

Academic curricula vs. labour market and evolution of science

The Bologna Process, aimed at building a coherent area of higher education in Europe, contains two apparently conflicting strategic premises: one of them stresses the need for granting universities a margin of autonomy in creating new curricula and syllabi whereas the other presupposes standardization, mutual comparability and benchmarking of skills / competences / qualification acquired by students either within different national education systems or within diverse institutions pertaining to the same national system. The instrument which, nonetheless, allows combining these two premises, is the European and National Qualification Framework, bound to be shortly implemented in the Polish law.

In the above-described context of imminent changes in the Polish higher education system of, the goal of the conference is:
·         To discuss theoretical and methodological issues concerning the elaboration of subject benchmark statements and education effects' matrices for LIS academic curricula in various countries worldwide,
·         To analyse accreditation / certification systems applied in different national systems of higher education (ongoing or planned changes, review of measurement tools currently used to assess qualifications acquired by LIS graduates),
·         To draw an up-to-date balance sheet of expectations towards LIS graduates expressed by employers and to seek for permanent mechanisms best able to gauge the needs for LIS qualifications emerging on the labour market,
·         To consider the ambition to create an international board of experts ready to undertake the task of codifying the grids of education effects' description, which would allow European LIS schools to conceive their own, reciprocally comparable curricula for the best education in the LIS domain,
·         To reflect on modalities and advantages of for-profit transfer of LIS expert knowledge and know-how to the business sector of information.

This call for participation is addressed to all groups of stakeholders expected to make their contribution in defining education effects in the field on LIS or, broadly, in the sector of information management. Thus, invited are:
·         researchers from LIS academic milieu,
·         directors, managers and employees of libraries, information centres, museums as well as representatives of funding authorities supervising these institutions,
·         potential and actual employers coming from public sector, free market, social economy and third sector, who seek to recruit graduates with LIS competences,
·         representatives of ministries and other governmental bodies involved in designing development strategy for cultural institutions and public centres of information management,
·         members of librarians' and information workers' professional organizations,
·         information brokers and data dealers,
·         experts (scholars and practitioners) in competences management and organization of recruitment process (HR, coaching, mentoring, counselling).

1. Education
·         exchange of experiences and methodological recommendations regarding definition and implementation of LIS curricula based on education effects' matrices (Subject Benchmark Statements),
·         elaboration of LIS curricula which would subsequently enable LIS graduates to train teachers responsible for information literacy courses on every level and within all sectors of national undergraduate education system,
·         limits of interdisciplinarity as a specific issue in designing LIS curricula,
·         how to ensure complementarity of formal and informal education in the field of LIS, with particular focus on the educational offer of libraries and training institutions,
·         candidates for LIS studies: sources of recruitment and "label promotion",
·         LIS graduates: assessment / verification of knowledge and skills, image creation, life-long learning.

2: Work
·         labour market demand for LIS graduates' competences, related in particular to knowledge and skills in the domain of information management,
·         cooperation between potential employers and institutions forming future LIS specialists,
·         mechanisms, rules and practice of recruitment procedures in libraries, information centres, archives, museums and other entities active in public, private and non-governmental sector, searching for LIS competences,
·         role of leadership style and organizational culture in stimulating professional development of LIS workers,
·         real professional careers of LIS graduates vs. initial expectations and hopes.

3: Science
·         scholarly cooperation between higher LIS schools and companies / non-profit organizations: opportunities and barriers,
·         client-driven applied research, implementation projects, providing expert opinions and special courses tailored for entities from public and private sector,
·         research on competence profiles and attitudes of LIS (and related subjects) graduates conducted within the field of LIS and other disciplines (including interdisciplinary projects).

General information and notes for Authors

Important dates
1. Submission of contributions' titles and abstracts – up to April 1st, 2011
2. Submission approval – up to April 10th, 2011
3. Deadline for sending application forms – April 30th, 2011 (application form posted on the conference blog)
4. Fee payment – April 1st until April 30th, 2011
5. Full texts submission – up to June 15th, 2011

Conference secretary: Agnieszka Korycińska-Huras
Fax: 0048 12 664-58-54
Conference official blog:

To reserve a place on the conference please e-mail an application form to the address Remember to include your photograph in digital form.

Fees and accommodation
The conference fee is 130 Euro.
Payment has to be made between April 1st and April 30th, 2011. Please, transfer the money (after receiving confirmation of participation) to the following bank account:
Wydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
ul. Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków
Bank: Pekao SA
Account number: 94 1240 4722 1111 0000 4856 6759
Do not omit to add: "Konf. IINiB" and the name(s) of the delegate(s).
Accommodation fee should be paid individually.
Delegates wishing to have their hotel room booked by conference secretary are requested to contact directly Agnieszka Korycinska-Huras at:

Deadlines for papers
You are invited to send your proposals (title + abstract: about 100 words) and your short bio (an appropriate form is available on the conference blog) by April 1st, 2011 to Agnieszka Korycińska-Huras:
Abstract in English (approximately 100 words) should contain major research findings, conclusions, the purpose of the paper, its premises and a few keywords (one line in alphabetical order)
Autobiographical note should be supplied including: scientific title, full name, education with the stress on LIS qualifications, appointment, name of organization and e-mail address plus scientific output (three most important articles or books with their bibliographical description). The appropriate form is posted on the blog of the conference.
Full texts of accepted papers should be sent via e-mail as a "doc" or "rtf" file by June 15th, 2011, also to Agnieszka Korycińska-Huras:

Time of speech: 20 minutes

Paper feature and formats required of authors
The best papers will be reviewed and published. The texts received after the deadline will not be included in the conference proceedings.
The text should be divided into unnumbered chapters with individual headings
The papers cannot be longer than 27 000 characters (15 standard pages) including bibliography.
All the tables, figures, charts and diagrams should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers. They should have individual titles. Furthermore, author's name and the date of creation should be written. Reprint permission should be enclosed if needed.
In case of Web pages, the author, title, the date of publication (or last modification), URL and the date of visiting (in square brackets) should be given.
Footnotes containing digressions should be used only if absolutely necessary. They should be identified in the text by an asterisk and placed at the bottom of the page.
References to the list of publications placed at the end of the paper should be used instead of bibliographical footnotes. References should be shown within the text by giving the author's last name followed by a comma and a year of publication all in square brackets, e.g. [Brown 2000, p.53] or [Cook 2001, doc.electr.] or [Library 2001, p.2]
The list of used sources and publications should be placed at the end of the text in alphabetical order (sorted by authors' family names). Collective books should be listed under the names of their editors. In case a given publication hasn't got an author, it should be listed under the beginning of its title.

Conference venue
Kraków, the former capital of Poland and royal residence, lies in the southern part of the country. Kraków is one of the biggest European centers of culture and science with a wealth of tradition behind it. The historical area with its original layout dating back to 1257 has survived to this day. The royal castle on Wawel Hill and its cathedral, monumental palaces, old churches, Gothic bastions and walls - are all very interesting and worth visiting. The Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest in the world. It was founded by King Casimir the Great in 1364. Today, it is still one of the best and the biggest Polish universities.

Seeking submissions for future issues of The Serials Librarian

Seeking submissions for future issues of The Serials Librarian

The Serials Librarian is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis, featuring in-depth articles, columns, and discussion on all aspects of the serials chain (print or electronic), whether from the acquisitions and cataloguing perspective, the publisher or agent viewpoint, or placing a focus on trends such as open access, licensing, repositories, new ways of publishing and access material.

We welcome articles from any country in the world and from publishers, agents and intermediaries as well as librarians.  We are also not focused on any particular sector and welcome submissions from outside the educational field.   All articles are subject to blind peer review before acceptance and we have an
international editorial board with a wide range of expertise across the world of serials.

If you are interested in contributing to our journal then please email with a proposal or article, or an idea for a future column or short piece.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Louise Cole (Kingston University, UK)
Andrew Shroyer (California State University, Los Angeles, USA)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Call for Submissions: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize (Progressive Librarians Guild)

Call for Submissions: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize (Progressive Librarians Guild)

Are you an LIS student interested in activism and the struggle for social justice? Do you stay awake at night thinking about how your politics might inform your professional practice?

The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in the Summer 2011 issue of Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $300 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the 2011 American Library Association (ALA)annual conference in New Orleans, LA. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA.

Think you might be interested? Here's the fine print.

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word or RTF format, to Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on May 1, 2011.

5. The $300 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in 2011; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to a progressive cause at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the co-chair of the selection committee, Steve Lorenz at More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available at

Sunday, March 06, 2011

CFP: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) Special Issue On: “Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies”

CFP: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) Special Issue On: “Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies” 

Submission Due Date: August 1, 2011

Guest Editor: Dr. Mustafa Zihni TUNCA

Sustainable development is an important social objective in the world. Many obstacles oppose the implementation of sustainable development in developing countries.  Approaching these issues that are the greatest challenges for implementing sustainable development in these countries can lead to a better understanding of how these issues can be addressed.

Emerging economies, which are the developing countries in the process of rapid growth and industrialization, inevitably play a significant role towards the achievement of sustainable development.  A close look at socio-economic, technological, and political changes in emerging economies can help us for a better understanding of the dynamics of sustainable development.

One of the major challenges facing emerging economies in their efforts to promote sustainable development is the expansion of information technologies (IT). IT is the key concept for sustainable economic development within both macro and micro perspectives as it can assist in addressing individual, organizational, regional, and global development. Hence, there is an imperative need for an in-depth, systematical investigation of the influence of information technologies on sustainable economic development in emerging economies.

Objective of the Special Issue
The objective of the special issues is to help both researchers and practitioners to develop a critical understanding of sustainable development in emerging economies with a special reference to information technologies. The special issue will bring together work from a range of disciplines to promote a multi-disciplinary perspective to develop practical and theoretical solutions to improve the economic, social, environmental, technological, educational, and administrative sustainability.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
-              Sustainable development, economic development theories, policies and practices
-              Emerging & transition economies, developing & less developed countries
-              Globalization
-              Welfare and poverty
-              Foreign trade
-              Environmental policy and environmental management
-              Information and communication technologies
-              E-business, E-commerce, E-government, E-services
-              Digital divide
-              Knowledge society
-              Knowledge management
-              Public investments
-              Enterprise development
-              Financial institutions
-              Technological alliances
-              Innovation and entrepreneurship
-              Supply chain management
-              Policy making

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special issue on or before August 1, 2011. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. Interested authors should consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Mustafa Zihni TUNCA
Guest Editor


Dr. Elias G. Carayannis
Editor-in-Chief, IJSESD