Friday, May 26, 2017

CFP: ALCTS Programs at the 2018 Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a program, preconference or symposium proposal for upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. 

The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted shortly following Annual Conference 2017.

To propose an event, please submit an online proposal form using the links provided in this message.

Call for Proposals

ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26
·         Virtual Preconference – Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Annual
Virtual Preconference Proposal Form  | Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2017
·         Preconference – One or two-day interactive training workshop held at Annual
Preconference Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017
·         Program – One-hour educational sessions held at Annual.  Log into the ALA system to begin your online proposal.  Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status. 
When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to have your proposal reviewed by ALCTS.  Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter) | Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017

ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, February 9-13
·         Virtual Symposium - Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Midwinter
Virtual Symposium Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017

Proposal and Event Planning Information
Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:

Questions & Comments
Please send any questions or comments about submitting a proposal to:

Kevin Clair ( – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Hayley Moreno ( – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Julie Reese ( – ALCTS Continuing Education & Program Manager

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CFP: 2017 STEM Librarians South Conference (formerly Texas STEM Librarian Conference) - Waco Texas July 2017

2017 STEM Librarians South Conference (formerly Texas STEM Librarian Conference)
July 20-21, 2017
Waco, TX

Please submit by Tuesday, June 6 proposals for
·         5-minute lightning talks
·         15-minute short presentations or
·         45-minute full presentations
on any topic dealing with STEM librarianship including but not limited to
collections, data management, information literacy, outreach, reference/instruction/public service, scholarly communications, and science education

STEM Librarian South is the only conference focused on STEM librarianship.
Even if you’re not submitting, please register for the conference!

Go to to submit a proposal
Go to to register for the conference
Go to for more information about the conference

Contact with any questions
STEM Librarians South
2017 Conference Committee
Christina Chan-Park
Ben Johansen
Megan Martinsen

CFP: The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen ( and Shane Nackerud (, University of Minnesota

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

While the movement to utilize open educational resources in a wide range of educational environments began over two decades ago, there has been a surge in interest in both OER and other affordable course content options in the last several years. Much of the recent interest has been tied to strategic initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to improve teaching and learning.

A great deal has been published on open educational resources and open textbooks in higher education. While open textbooks and OER are exciting options, focusing only on OER or open textbooks often excludes many new efforts that present a wide array of affordable content options - options that have broader reach given the lack of quality, open resources available in many subject areas.

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, will allow authors from across institutions to provide their blueprint(s) for creating successful affordable content programming.

Chapter Ideas:
We are looking for chapters in the following areas but welcome your additional suggestions for review:

  • Bookstore models - rentals, all purchase ebook models
  • Faculty experiences - collaboration, impact on teaching, impact on students, why a move to affordable content
  • Student feedback and experiences
  • Library licensed multi-use ebook models
  • Hybrid content models - Library Licensed, OER, public domain, Fair Use, etc.
  • OER only models
  • Purchase models, for example, student fees pay for texts and they “check them out” for the semester
  • University wide collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
  • Inter-institutional collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
  • Incentive grants to utilize or create OER and/or affordable content
  • Publishing efforts
    • Replicating traditional publishing to create open content
    • New views of what textbook is broadly or for certain disciplines
    • Developing new models of peer review
    • Creating assessments and other supplemental materials
  • Education, workshops, culture change
  • Responses to legislative dictates

All chapters might include details about:
  • Partnerships
  • Scalability and sustainability
  • Barriers and successes
  • Pros and cons of approaches or methods
  • Measures of success and assessment efforts
  • And lessons learned

Proposal Format:

Proposed chapter title
300-500 word chapter description
Author(s) name, professional title, & contact information
Short 100 word bio for author(s)

Submission Process:
Authors interested in submitting chapters should complete the proposal form
on or before June 16, 2017.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CFP: Catholic Library World

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.
Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association.  Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journalpublishing articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies.  CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.  CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.  
The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail.  Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.
Articles should provide something new to the existing literature.  The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred).  The style should be accessible and well-documented.
See for author guidelines and more information.
Sigrid Kelsey
General Editor, Catholic Library World

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CFP: Nevada Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association 2017 Conference - Lake Tahoe NV - October 2017)

NLA-MPLA 2017 Conference
October 16-18, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe (Stateline, Nevada)
Deadline - May 31, 2017

The joint conference of the Nevada Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association will be held October 16 through 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nevada at Lake Tahoe. From the sounds of sensory story time to the whir of a 3D printer, libraries are much more than quiet spaces; they are hubs of experience and knowledge creation that set the stage for vibrant communities. As librarians it’s time to turn up the volume on innovation as we seek inspiration to deliver new models of information literacy and lifelong education; on engagement with listeners, learners, and makers of all ages and from all backgrounds; on advocacy as we share impactful stories of how libraries empower.

Call For Proposals is now open at and closes on May 31. Seeking proposals to support the theme of Turn Up the Volume! in the areas of innovation, advocacy, and engagement.

Room Reservations at a special conference rate may be made at using the group code NLAMPLA17.

Tentative schedule
Monday, October 16 – Nevada Library Association Executive Board Meeting, Mountain Plains Library Association Board Meeting, Nevada Library Directors Board Meeting, Preconference Workshops, Exhibitor Reception
Tuesday, October 17 – Full conference day
Wednesday, October 18 – Full conference day

Getting here is easy by flying into Reno/Tahoe International Airport and taking an airport shuttle or driving one hour to Stateline, Nevada at the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Call for Chapters - Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students

Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students
For publication with ACRL Press 

Proposal submission deadline: June 5, 2017  
Editors Ngoc-Yen Tran & Silke Higgins invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. Grounded in learning theories, the book will focus on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters in support of the aforementioned student populations:
  1. Research or case studies on:
    1. Who are our students
    2. What are their struggles
    3. What are their needs
  2. Research or in-depth case studies on the application of learning theories (such as Social Cognitive Learning Theory or Educational Gaming Theory). Topics might include:
    1. Best practices for instruction, outreach, and/or collection development
    2. Overcoming language barriers
    3. Overcoming barriers to access
    4. Developing meaningful relationships with peers and faculty
    5. Balancing school, work, and general life responsibilities

Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, a writing sample, and a list of previous publications if applicable to by June 5, 2017. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you believe are relevant. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2017.  

If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample. However, writing samples from multiple authors may be submitted if it is felt that doing so will create a better representation of the group’s work. 

Note: This initial stage requires a 500 word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due September 30, 2017, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.  

For additional information, contact the editors:
Ngoc-Yen Tran, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University,
Silke Higgins, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University,

Call for Chapters: Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Call for Chapter Proposals

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students
Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

Overview of Book

Graduate Students are critical stakeholders for academic libraries, and as libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate student community are critical.
We have created a tentative table of contents for this book and invite proposals on any of the topics listed below, or on a graduate student focused topic of your choice. Completed Chapters are expected to be between 2,000 – 5,000 words.

Proposed Table of Contents

Section 1: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • How Graduate Students differ from undergraduates and faculty: A literature review
  • Serving Online (Hybrid) Students
  • Serving Online-only Students
  • Serving the PhD
  • Serving STEM Graduate Students
  • Serving International Graduate Students
  • Serving the Professional Graduate Student (could be more than one chapter, each focused on different types of Professional Programs which are very distinct)
  • Serving the multiple roles of graduate students (GRA; Student; Teaching Assistant, etc.)

Section 2: Structures: Organizational; Technical; Spatial

  • Different library organizational structures to support graduate students
  • Technical needs of graduate students
  • Spaces for graduate students
  • Consultation models for serving graduate students

Section 3: Traditional Librarian Functions meet Graduate Students’ needs

  • ILL and serving Graduate Students
  • Workshops for Graduate Students
  • Information literacy and graduate students or ACRL Framework applied to graduate student interactions
  • Data and Graduate students
  • Digital Thesis & Capstone Processes
  • Productivity Tools for Graduate Students and/or Citation Managers
  • The Academic Research Cycle

Section 4: Partnerships

  • Collaboration with other university units
  • Collaboration with graduate associations and clubs
  • Collaboration with vendors
  • Collaboration with Professional Organizations

Proposal Guidelines

Length of Proposal: 200-400 word abstract of proposed chapter (please include chapter title). Final Chapter will be between 2,000-5,000 words.
Author(s): Name(s), Institution(s), job title(s), Short 2 sentence bio listing how the author(s) is/are involved with graduate students.

Important Dates:

  • Proposal due: June 15, 2017
  • Authors notified: June 30, 2017
  • Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2017
  • Edited Chapters Returned: November 30, 2017
  • Final Revised Chapters due: January 1, 2018
Please contact Crystal Refro at with any questions regarding your proposal or the submission system.

Monday, May 15, 2017

CFP: Georgia Libraries Conference (October 2017 - Columbus, Georgia)

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Association for Instructional Technology  invite proposals for the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference, nee' GA COMO.  This year, as we change our name and our charge to better reflect all types of libraries, our theme is Different by Design.  We hope to highlight the interesting, innovative, and thoughtful ways librarians are working to improve their profession, their libraries, and their communities.   

This year's conference will take place October 4-6, 2017 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia. Proposals are now being accepted for  pre-conference sessions, presentations, demonstrations and posters.

All proposal submissions are due by June 12, 2017. Guidelines and forms for submitting your proposal(s) can be found on the proposal form here:

For questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Jean Cook at .

Best of luck to potential presenters! We look forward to seeing you in Columbus.

CFP: ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) at ALA Annual (Chicago - June 24, 2017)

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for
its meeting on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Annual
Conference in Chicago. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians
and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use
cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer
practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience
participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Linked data projects in libraries, museums, archives, and other information communities.
  • Developing tools to support cataloging, organizing, browsing, and discovering resources using linked data.
  • Developing ontologies or linked data applications.
  • Collaborative linked data projects among diverse communities.
  • LOD and Administration (linked data from library administrators’ viewpoints)

Please email proposals to Anne Washington ( and Jee Davis
( by Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. Your proposal
should include:
  • Proposal title
  • Proposal description (up to 150 words)
  • Name and position of presenter

We will notify you by WednesdayFriday, May 26th, 2017 if your proposal has
been accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Anne Washington (Co-chair) and Jee Davis (Co-chair)

CFP: Digital Preservation 2017: “Preservation is Political,” (Pittsburgh PA October 2017)

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) invites proposals for Digital Preservation 2017: “Preservation is Political,” to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25-26, 2017.

Digital Preservation is the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and related issues. Our 2017 meeting is held in partnership with our host organization, the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Separate calls are being issued for the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference (22 October) and 2017 DLF Forum (23-24 October)—all happening in the same location.

Proposals are due by May 22nd at 11:59pm Pacific Time.  

About the NDSA and Digital Preservation 2017:
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a consortium of more than 160 organizations committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information and cultural heritage, for the benefit of present and future generations. Digital Preservation 2017 (#digipres17) will help to chart future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field.

The conference will be held at the  Westin Convention Center “where downtown buzz meets restorative sleep”, just blocks from historic Market SquareThe Andy Warhol Museum, boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife. The NDSA strives to create a safe, accessible, welcoming, and inclusive event, and will operate under the DLF Forum’s Code of Conduct.

  • 250-word proposals describing the presentation/demo/poster are invited (500 words for full panel sessions). Please also include a 50-word short abstract for the program if your submission is selected. Submit proposals online:
  • Deadline: May 9th, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.
  • We especially encourage proposals that speak to our conference theme, “Preservation is Political.” This core theme emerged from a discussion of strategic topics, our practice, our mission and the challenges.

Submissions are invited in the following lengths and formats:
  • Talks/Demos: Presentations and demonstrations are allocated 30 minutes each. Speakers should reserve time for interactive exchanges on next steps, possible NDSA community action, and discussion or debate.
  • Panels: Panel discussions with 4 or more speakers will be given a dedicated session. Organizers are especially encouraged to include as diverse an array of perspectives and voices as possible, and to reserve time for audience Q&A.  
  • Minute Madness: Share your ideas in 60 seconds or less as part of the opening plenary of the conference. Presenters will have the option to display posters during the reception that follows. (Guidelines for poster sizes will be provided on acceptance.)
  • Lunchtime Working Group Meetings: NDSA working and interest group chairs are invited to propose group meetings or targeted collaboration sessions. (Lunch provided.)

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by NDSA’s volunteer Program Committee. Presenters will be notified in July and guaranteed a registration slot at the conference.