Monday, July 27, 2015

CFP: Libraries, Archives and Museums Area - 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference (Seattle WA)




The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 21-25, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, or museums, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials. Papers from graduate students are welcome.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2015. Direct proposals/queries to the area chair for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture:

Allen Ellis
Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101

For more information about the conference see the association's website at

Saturday, July 25, 2015

CFP: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review.

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new open-access journal: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review.  Published by the ABLD: The Academic Business Library Directors, Ticker is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management.

You do not need to be a member of ABLD or an ABLD institution to participate in this journal.  We are seeking out articles and reports for academic business libraries across the world. To submit an article, you will need to register for an account (available to all) on the site ( Once you have an account, you can submit items.  You do not need an account to read the articles.

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work

The first issue is expected summer 2015 with a currently planned pattern of two issues a year.  We will be applying for an ISSN and for inclusion in open access repositories once the first issue is available.

Journal Focus and Scope Statement
Original research, commentary, conference reports from the annual meeting of the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD), member profiles, case studies, renovation profiles, stories of innovation, articles on library management, best practices, and evidence-based pieces. In addition, the journal features examples of translational research -- instances where academic business libraries have implemented faculty research findings on management best practices (i.e., collaboration, work-around techniques, staff motivation, space redesign, vendor negotiations, etc.)

Journal Section Policies

Research - Peer Reviewed Research Papers
1. Generally not more than 20 manuscript pages, single spaced.
2. APA Style
3. Complete bibliography
4. Abstract of not more than 300 words and at least three keywords (not more than 10)
5. Peer review requires the cover page with name and affiliation of the author(s) and the paper be submitted as separate documents.

Opinions & Thought Pieces
These are not blind peer reviewed; however, they are screened by a member of the editorial board.
1. 3-15 manuscript pages, single spaced
2. APA Style
3. Abstract of not more than 300 words and  three keywords

Conference Reports
The Conference Reports section seeks informal articles capturing the themes, key speakers, vendor exhibits, resources and other information about library conferences. In particular, the articles sought out for this section focus on the needs of business librarians. Reports for any business librarian meetings (such as with ABLD, EBSLG, APBSLG, CLADEA, etc.) are relevant, as are reports focused on business-related sessions are larger conferences such as SLA, ALA, ACRL, Charleston Conference, etc.  The conference reports should include links as needed and should be in English.

Other sections include
  • Case Studies and Renovation Profiles
  • Member Profiles

Amber Lannon, McGill University
Jason Sokoloff, University of Washington )

Editorial Board:
Angela Horne, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Leavitt, Michigan State University
Corey Seeman, University of Michigan
Deb Wallace, Harvard University

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Call for Reviewers: Multimedia & Technology Reviews October 2015 issue

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Needs You!

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the October 2015 issue. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list below and complete our review form by Friday, July 31, 2015.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:
Hannah Bennett
Emilee Mathews
Elizabeth Schaub

Topics for Review

We seek reviewers for the following resources. The snippets are taken from the resource’s web page and are not necessarily the opinions of the M&T Reviews Co-Editors.

The editors of the M&T Reviews are happy to answer questions about any of these selections so feel free to contact them ( The submission deadline for reviews is Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

daata editions "Daata Editions is an online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions. This new and innovative way to collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound."

Designing with Children "This website aims to inspire design practitioners and bring together in dialogue anyone interested in exploring how children's cultures, capacities and imagination may have an impact upon the design profession, design process and ultimately the built environment."

DETAIL Inspiration Database "DETAIL inspiration, the database for architects is our new image and reference database with more than 3000 projects from the last 50 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows your users and teaching staff to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs. Publication information (edition/year) helps users to find the right edition in their print collections. The database content is expanded and updated with the release of each new issue. "
*reviewer will be set up with a one-month trial for this resource

Frickbits ".. the ultimate ‘data-selfie’. It’s your life, your data, why not turn it into art? FREE iphone app from artist Laurie Frick."
*reviewer needs access to iOS device, and must be comfortable with allowing the app to access location data.

Jan Brueghal wiki "The purpose of this website is first, to be a place where information about the painter Jan Brueghel can be gathered, shared, and debated among scholars; second, to provide ways of furthering our understanding of how Brueghel and his studio produced this vast, complex body of work; and third, to be a resource for any visitor who is interested in the artist’s works."

Movies in Color "So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits."

On Broadway "The interactive installation and web application ON BROADWAY represents life in the 21st century city through a compilation of images and data collected along the 13 miles of Broadway that span Manhattan. The result is a new type of city view, created from the activities and media shared by hundreds of thousands of people."

Versal "Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required. The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Call for contributions to column in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 27, issue 4 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you attended the ALA annual conference or other programs recently or plan to attend upcoming professional meetings related to electronic resources in libraries, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on programs that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, August 21, 2015. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018                         

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Call for proposals for NorCal IUG 2015 (Berkleley CA - November 20, 2015)

2015 NCIUG Call for Proposals
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Do you have 10 tips in 10 minutes on e-resources (or other functional areas) to share?  How are you getting data out of your system in useful way?   Tell us about interesting programs or new workflows.  We want to hear from you!

Please use the online form at to submit proposals for a presentation or a poster by September 1, 2015. Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by September 30.

Inquiries may be sent to the planning committee chairs, Vanessa Walden ( and Erika Johnson (

The 2015 NCIUG Annual Conference will be held Friday, November 20 at the
Berkeley Public Library.  We hope to see you there!

On behalf of the 2015 committee:
Erika Johnson (University of San Francisco) co-chair
Vanessa Walden (Marin County) co-chair
Bonny White (Marin County)
Kim Ginther-Webster (City College of San Francisco)
Alicia Abramson (Berkeley Public)
Rice Majors (Santa Clara University) past chair, IUG
Debbie Benrubi (University of San Francisco) past chair, NCIUG

Thank you!

Erika Johnson
Head of Acquisitions and Collection Management
University of San Francisco
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center

Thursday, July 09, 2015

CFP: Speak Up!--Communication between Academic Librarians and Scholarly Publishers (Against the Grain)

Call for Papers:  Speak Up!--Communication between Academic Librarians and Scholarly Publishers

I invite you to submit brief abstracts (1-2 paragraphs) prior to September 4th, 2015 for the December/January 2015/2016 issue of Against the Grain (

We are interested in a variety of perspectives and combinations of perspectives.  Distributors, publishers, vendors, consultants, library patrons, and library workers are encouraged to send your ideas to

We’re particularly interested in:

  • Best (or worst) practices from the library side and from the scholarly publisher/vendor/provider side.  What works and what doesn’t?  How did you arrive at these realizations?
  • How do libraries take advantage of fruitful publisher relationships to negotiate for better pricing/license terms/etc.?
  • How relationships between libraries and publishers have evolved as a result of models like evidence-based acquisition, demand-driven acquisition, “big deal” packages, pay-per-view, etc.
  • How librarians have adopted concrete policies or even created specific positions in the library to deal with publisher communications.
  • How consortia handle publisher communications.
  • Perspectives on the future of library/publisher communications and how we can improve even further.

Erin Gallagher
Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Olin Library
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL 32789

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Call for Proposals: 2016 SLA Annual Conference Continuing Education Courses

Are you interested in teaching a Continuing Education (CE) course to your colleagues?‏

The SLA Business & Finance (B & F) Division is accepting proposals for B&F division-sponsored continuing education courses at the 2016 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO which will be held in Philadelphia from June 12 - 14, 2016.

Planning for the CE programs is already underway, so if you have a great idea for either a full-day or half-day course, contact me at for a proposal form right away.  CE proposals are due by August 7, 2015.


Jeff Graveline
Professional Development Chair
SLA Business & Finance Division

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Call for Posters: Social Responsibility, Democracy, Education, and Professionalism: Supporting Core Values in Academic and Research Librarianship (New York City - December 4, 2015)

Social Responsibility, Democracy, Education, and Professionalism:
Supporting Core Values in Academic and Research Librarianship
The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Symposium
Friday, December 4, 2015

The 2015 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium will use four of ALA's Core Values of Librarianship as a framework from which to pose questions. What does "social responsibility" mean for academic librarians? How diverse are our libraries and archives, and how democratic do we want them to be? How does supporting lifelong learning and information literacy differ for academic libraries of differing sizes, populations, and missions? How can we make time to grow professionally, given our multiple roles and budget challenges? These and other questions will be explored by noted speakers and panelists. For further information about the symposium, visit

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the 2015 Symposium. Poster sessions can address any of the core values: access, confidentiality and privacy, democracy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, the public good, preservation, professionalism, service, and social responsibility. Examples of potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* Providing access for underserved users
* Fostering lifelong learning in our communities
* Examining professionalism and changes to the profession
* Meeting the needs of diverse populations
* Resisting censorship in academic and research libraries
* Defining and striving towards "the public good"
* Protecting patron privacy in a time of surveillance
* Creating diverse workplaces and learning environments

Please submit your proposal using the online form at

The deadline for submission is Friday, September 4, 2015.
Accepted posters will be notified by Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

For some helpful poster pointers, check the "poster presentations" tab on the LibGuide at

The Symposium will take place on Friday, December 4, 2015 in New York City at:
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

For further information, contact:

CFP: Library Marketing and Communications Conference (Dallas, TX - November 3-4, 2015)

Library Marketing and Communications Conference (Dallas, TX - November 3-4, 2015)

Conference URL:

November 3-4 | Dallas-Addison Metro Area, TX
Hello, Colleagues!
You're the FIRST to get this announcement, because you've attend past ALCOP or LCC conferences. Their organizer, Bob Kieserman, has decided not to run those events anymore. But a small group of previous attendees and speakers didn't want them to die. So we decided to reboot and relaunch them.
Now we're pleased to invite you to the new incarnation: the Library Marketing and Communications Conference! 
Call For Presentation Proposals
Submission Deadline: July 15
Notification of Presentation Approval: August 10

Submit a Call for Proposal(link is external)

The Program Committee of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) is interested in receiving proposals for presentations that apply the latest trends, best practices, and research in the field while providing practical tips that can be immediately applied to any library's communication and marketing program.

Although not limited to these areas, topics of interest include:
  • Communication 101
  • Using Social Media effectively
  • Writing strategic marketing plans
  • Promoting special collections
  • User Experience and its impact on libraries
  • Collaborating with other units or organizations
  • Engaging the community
  • Planning and promoting programming
  • Creating surveys for patrons or non-users
  • Branding
  • Making promotional videos
  • Designing graphics and infographics
  • Working with the press
  • Fundraising

Criteria For Acceptance
Presentations will be evaluated according to the following:
  • Useful / practical learning objectives
  • Significance
  • Originality
  • Technical content
  • Clarity
  • Interactive elements

Submission Guidelines
Deadline: Fill out the form by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on July 15.

An e-mail confirming receipt of submission will be sent.

Please Note: Speakers will be responsible for registering for the conference and arranging their own travel and lodging. There will be a discounted block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza.

For any additional questions, send email with the subject line "LMC questions" to:

General Questions About Speaking:
Joan Barnes: sends e-mail)
Community Engagement Librarian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Questions About the Proposal Form:
Jodie Borgerding: sends e-mail)
Instruction & Liaison Services Librarian
Webster University

Things are moving quickly in order to have an event this fall: 
  • LMCC launch: July 2
  • Call for Proposals ends: July 15
  • Must fill hotel room block by: July 30
Since you've attended before, we sincerely hope you'll come back for our new & improved conference. We're honoring the original mission of  keeping it focused, small, and affordable.

Earlybird registration costs just $275, and includes breakfast (if you stay at the conference hotel), PLUS lunch and 2 drink / snack breaks on each day. What a deal!

Our wonderful sponsor, Amigos Library Services, has negotiated discounts so the rooms will be just $125 + tax. Please book your room by July 30, via the conference website, to get the best deals and to help fill our room block and ensure that the conference will go on!
Please visit our website to learn the details:

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

CFP: Library Conference Reports Focused on Business Themed Topics (SLA, ALA, etc.)

This is a notice for the Conference Reports section of TickerThe Academic Business Librarianship Review is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management.  Published by the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD), this open-access journal considers all aspects of business librarianship through articles, thought pieces, member profiles, case studies, and conference reports.  We are expecting to publish our first issue this year.

The Conference Reports section seeks informal articles capturing the themes, key speakers, vendor exhibits, resources and other information about library conferences. In particular, the articles sought out for this section focus on the needs of business librarians. Reports for any business librarian meetings (such as with ABLD, EBSLG, APBSLG, CLADEA, etc.) are relevant, as are reports focused on business-related sessions are larger conferences such as SLA, ALA, ACRL, Charleston Conference, etc.  The conference reports should include links as needed and should be in English.

These should be between 750 and 2000 words.  I am looking for people to write on business themed sessions at SLA and ALA meetings and others that we attend.  It is also good to have different perspectives, especially for the large conferences.

If you have any question - please contact Section Editor Corey Seeman, (director, Kresge Library Services at the University of Michigan) at