Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CFP: 2017 Charleston Conference (Charleston SC - November 2017)

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Call for Papers, Ideas, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, etc. is now open. The proposal deadline is Friday, July 14.

Submit your proposal at

Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share?

We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to:

  • analysis and assessment,
  • budgeting,
  • discovery,
  • digital scholarship,
  • end users/use statistics,
  • management/leadership,
  • library entrepreneurship,
  • professional development,
  • scholarly communication, and
  • technology and trends.

The Charleston Conference wishes to provide opportunities for everyone to be heard. We encourage proposals that include representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process, so please consider the diversity of your panel. Also, please note that conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services.

2017 Conference Info:

  • Theme: What’s Past is Prologue
  • Conference registration will open on June 5.
  • Preconferences/Seminars: Monday, November 6 – Tuesday, November 7
  • Charleston Vendor Showcase: Tuesday, November 7
  • Main Conference: Wednesday, November 8 – Friday, November 10

About the Conference:

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a friendly and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to almost 2,000 in 2016.


For questions or more information, please contact Leah Hinds at

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CFP: 2017 LITA Forum (Denver, Colorado - November 9-12, 2017)

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017.

Submit your proposal at this site

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day preconferences, concurrent sessions, workshops, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions, hands-on practical workshops, or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community and people with disabilities.

The Submission deadline is Friday May 19, 2017.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following topics:

  • Discovery, navigation, and search
  • Practical applications of linked data
  • Library spaces (virtual or physical)
  • User experience
  • Emerging technologies
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Open content, software, and technologies
  • Assessment, analytics, and metrics
  • Systems integration
  • Hacking the library
  • Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
  • Consortial resource and system sharing
  • “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
  • Library I.T. competencies
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Technology Leadership and Administration
Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Vincci Kwong, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at vkwong@iusb.edu.

Submit your proposal at this site

More information about LITA is available from the LITA websiteFacebook and Twitter.

CFP: Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

Call for proposals--EXTENDED
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University

Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct.  This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
  • What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
  • How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
  • How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
  • How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfil its purpose?
  • How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
  • How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
  • What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by May 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines

Submission deadline for proposals: May 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance sent by:  July 15, 2017
Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 15, 2017
Comments returned to authors:  December 15, 2017
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  Feb 28, 2018

CFP: Linked Library Data Interest Group Session at 2017 Annual Conference (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 (awashington@uh.edu) and Jee Davis
(jeehyun.davis@villanova.edu) 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)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CFP: 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium Call for Proposals: The Mission (NYC - December 1, 2017)

The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of ACRL is soliciting presentation proposals for its December 1st 2017 Symposium.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is the academic library mission within the twenty-first century information environment.

The planning committee is accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations on the following three topics:

1) Ways in which librarians at institutions with limited acquisitions capacity can contribute to the preservation, accessibility and discoverability of research-valuable information.
How do librarians at smaller institutions participate in inter-institutional efforts to build and maintain rich shared collections? How do they advocate on behalf of students and faculty to ensure that materials required for teaching, learning and research remain accessible?

2) Benefits and challenges of academic libraries’ collaboration with their commercial partners
What are the roles of libraries and vendors within the academic information ecosystem? How do we reconcile the interests of profit-driven commercial entities with the academic mission of college and research libraries?  Proposals that address the status quo or delineate aspirational ideals will be welcomed. We are especially interested in frameworks that define how academic libraries’ functions are or should be distinct from those of our commercial partners.

3) Ways in which academic libraries have worked to ensure the preservation, accessibility and discoverability of endangered research-valuable content.
How have libraries and librarians from all kinds of academic institutions taken responsibility for the preservation and accessibility of endangered research-valuable content? Proposals may also address specific gaps where our profession is failing to fulfill our mission regarding such content.
Categories of endangered research-valuable material include (but are not limited to):
  • materials in danger of disappearing because they are inconvenient for or hostile to a political regime or agenda;
  • genres of materials historically seen as not of research value and so outside the traditional purview of academic and research libraries;
  • materials in non-traditional formats that are seldom collected by academic and research libraries
Proposal submissions should be 250-500 words in length and should be received by May 5, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in late May/ early June.
Abstracts for presentations should be submitted using this form:

The 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium will be held December 1st, 2017 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Questions about the submission process or about the Symposium in general should be sent to acrlnysymposiumchair@gmail.com.

Call for Papers: Fair Use & the Visual Arts Lesson Plans (open access e-book)

Call for Papers: Fair Use & the Visual Arts Lesson Plans

Are you a librarian who teaches about copyright and fair use in the visual arts? Do you have a lesson plan that integrates the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts? Do you teach students to understand fair use around images, art, film, design or media?

The editors of the forthcoming open access e-book, Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians, to be published as part of the ARLIS/NA occasional paper series, are seeking submissions of lesson plans around copyright and fair use in the visual arts by librarians. We encourage a wide range of lesson plan topics from  copyright and fair use introductions to classes integrating fair use with visual literacy or ethics. We are looking to include a range of lesson plan lengths as well, ranging from short 15 minute intros to embedded instruction that takes place over several sessions.

Example themes or topics that Lesson Plans might focus on:
  • Understanding fair use in appropriation and remix art
  • The intersection of ethics and fair use in art
  • Teaching fair dealing in Canada
  • Fair use for film, online video, documentary and multimedia projects
  • Fair use for writing about art
  • Teaching the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts or other codes of best practice
  • Fair Use case studies in the visual arts (Richard Prince, Shepard Fairey, etc.)
  • Integrating Fair Use and Visual Literacy
  • Finding images, image databases, and their rights statuses

Please submit a brief abstract (100-200 words) to alexander.watkins@colorado.edu by May 15th. Please be sure to mention the context of the lesson (such as audience, time allotted, etc.) as well as brief learning objectives. Please ensure that your lesson plan reflects current fair use practices, especially those outlined in the Fair Use Best Practices Documents (http://cmsimpact.org/program/fair-use/).

Deadlines and Schedule for accepted Lesson Plans
  • Deadline for Lesson Plan abstracts May 15, 2017                                    
  • Response by editors to proposals  June 15, 2017                  
  • Lesson Plan due date for authors   August 15, 2017                                                       
  • Completion of editorial review October 1, 2017                              
  • Revisions due date November 1, 2017                                                                 
  • Book published Early 2018                                                                                         

The  ARLIS Fair Use Instruction Materials Task Force:
Bridget Madden
Anna Simon
Margaret English
Alexander Watkins
Danielle Reay

CFP: 2017 Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium (New Albany, Indiana - August 3, 2017)

Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Indiana University Libraries Instruction Congress

Location: Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana.  New Albany is located in southern Indiana, about 15 minutes across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.  

Audience: Academic librarians

Theme:  The Role of Information Literacy in the Age of "Fake News" and “Alternative Facts”

Format 60-minute interactive workshops

Registration:  Registration, which will be limited to a maximum of 100 attendees, will open July 1, 2017.

Registration fee:   $60--includes breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks

Purpose:  The event is intended to raise awareness of emerging trends and salient issues surrounding the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy by offering an affordable opportunity for librarians to share, learn, and reflect about their teaching in a collaborative, risk-free environment.

The IU Libraries Information Literary Colloquium invites proposals for a one-day conference on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the IU Southeast campus in New Albany, Indiana. The current sociopolitical climate has brought terms such as "fake news" and "alternative facts" into our collective discourse. Academic librarians are already concerned with teaching learners how to evaluate sources and think critically about information. It is more urgent than ever for librarians to bring nuance to and promote critical thinking in the conversations about how we teach learners to participate in a complicated, confusing, and ever-shifting information landscape.
The Colloquium seeks to explore which pedagogical strategies and theoretical perspectives librarians might employ to engage students in complex conversations about the nature of credibility, truth, and authority. The planning committee for the IU Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium is seeking proposals for 60-minute interactive workshops that engage participants in investigating, examining, or describing how information literacy can be enacted in the library instruction and other relevant settings. These workshops should be modeled more like interactive instruction sessions than passive, lecture-style presentations. Topics should be contextualized specifically in information literacy instruction in the current sociopolitical climate. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • How specific pedagogical perspectives, such as critical information literacy, might affect the way we teach students to evaluate sources
  • Approaches to teaching information evaluation within the limits of the one-shot model 
  • Using--or not using--the ACRL Framework as a tool to influence source evaluation instruction 
  • Revising the information literacy curriculum in light of the evolving information landscape
  • Information evaluation and the reference desk
  • Information evaluation in online environments (e.g., tutorials, modules, learning objects, chat, etc.)
  • The importance of relationship-building with faculty and how this influences the awareness and understanding of information literacy on campus
  • Incorporating information literacy into library outreach, programming, collection development, or other library services
Proposals should clearly describe how presenters will use interactive strategies to engage participants. Please submit proposals to http://tinyurl.com/colloquium17 by May 12, 2017.  Presenters will be notified about the status of their proposal by May 19, 2017.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO (Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.
***Deadlines for Spring 2017***
Nominations: April 25, 2017
Submissions: May 9, 2017
Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:
Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Bill Marino at wmarino1@emich.edu and Megan Hodge at mlhodge@gmail.com.
**Important note**
All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.
Bill Marino and Megan Hodge
Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee
Bill Marino
Eastern Michigan University
955 W. Circle Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-2514

Megan Hodge
Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 827-3910

CFP: 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (Portugal - September 2017)

OASPA is pleased to announce that this year our annual conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be held at the Altis Grand Hotel on the 20th and 21st September, 2017.  A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September.

Conference URL: http://oaspa.org/conference/

CFP URL: http://oaspa.org/coasp-2017-call-contributions/ 

Registrations, accommodations, and call for contributions now open 

Registrations, accommodations, and calls for contributions to the conference are now open. Delegates are entitled to discounted rates on guest rooms at the conference hotel. To register for the conference and book hotel rooms, please head to our Registrations and Accommodations page.

As in previous years, the Program Committee have set aside one of the sessions within the conference program to provide six Show & Tell opportunities for showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives relating to open access publishing. Organisations are invited to submit a proposal to us for one of the six available 10 minute presentations. All proposals should be submitted by 8th May 2017 at the latest; all details are here.

Now in its 9th year, COASP is a vital conference for the open access publishing community to gather to develop and advance discussions, relationships, policy and research around open access publishing. As in previous years, delegates from a wide range of backgrounds will be brought together for an exciting range of panels, events, and networking opportunities. We are proud to consistently offer global, diverse perspectives on publishing each year, and welcome attendees at all stages of their careers who work in publishing, librarianship, government, higher education, funding agencies, nonprofits, and other affiliated industries. Community and collaboration is at the heart of open access publishing, and we are excited to offer both again at COASP this year for all those working in open access around the world.

Speakers so far confirmed include Jean-Claude Burgelman (European Commission), Jessica Polka (ASAPbio), Louise Page (PLOS), Robert Kiley (Wellcome Trust), Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe), Mikael Laakso (Hanken School of Economics), Danny Kingsley (University of Cambridge), Jean-S├ębastien Caux (University of Amsterdam), and Paul Peters (Hindawi). 

Panel topics this year are: The market for APCs; Open infrastructure in scholarly communications; Research evaluation and assessment; Open peer review in both journal publishing and in open access books and monographs publishing.

CFP: The Popular Culture Studies Journal

CFP: The Popular Culture Studies Journal

The editors of The Popular Culture Studies Journal are calling for submissions.

The Popular Culture Studies Journal is an academic, peer-reviewed, refereed journal for scholars, academics, and students from the many disciplines that study popular culture. The journal serves the MPCA/ACA membership, as well as scholars globally who recognize and support its mission based on expanding the way we view popular culture as a fundamental component within the contemporary world.

Aims and scope

Popular culture is at the heart of democratic citizenship. It serves as an engine driving technology, innovation, and information, as well as a methodological lens employed by the many fields that examine culture, often from an interdisciplinary perspective. Managed by The Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA), The Popular Culture Studies Journal is an academic, refereed journal for scholars, academics, and students from the many disciplines that study America and American culture. The journal serves its membership and scholars globally who recognize and support its mission based on expanding the way we view popular culture as a fundamental component within the contemporary world.

Topics covered:
• Film
• Music
• Television
• Sports
• Celebrity Culture
• Technology
• Literature
• Comics/Cartoons/Graphic Novels

However, many scholars approach these topics from an interdisciplinary perspective, which adds significant value over single-issue or more focused/specialized journals.

All contributions to The Popular Culture Studies Journal will be forwarded to members of the Editorial Board or other reviewers for comment. Manuscripts must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by The Popular Culture Studies Journal’s Editorial Board.

Please see http://mpcaaca.org/the-popular-culture-studies-journal/ for more details.

We are also planning special issues centered on topics such as Women of Color and Asian/Americans in popular culture. Bookmark http://mpcaaca.org/the-popular-culture-studies-journal/ for updates!
Contact Info:

Norma Jones (Editor)
Contact Email: pcsj@mpcaaca.org

Monday, April 10, 2017

Call for Reviewers: Public Services Quarterly (PSQ)

Public Services Quarterly (PSQ), published by Taylor & Francis, covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons.

Book reviewers are sought to contribute to this quarterly journal. Titles are available for review with upcoming deadlines of May 15, 2017August 15, 2017, and beyond. Reviews are approximately 500 words in length.

Reviewers should possess strong writing skills and an ability to keep to deadlines. Please provide your name, title, affiliation, a brief statement of your review interests for PSQ, and details on previous writing/reviewing experience, if any (no CVs or resumes needed).

Reply to Kirstin Duffin, incoming Professional Reading Column Editor, kduffin@eiu.edu. Questions are welcomed.

Current titles available for review include:

  • Conte, Marisa L. (Ed.). (2016). Translating expertise: The librarian’s role in translational research. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • McClure, R., & Purdy, J. P. (2016). The future scholar: Researching and teaching the frameworks for writing and information literacy. Medford, NJ: Information Today.
  • Strittmatter, C., & Bratton V. K. (2016). Teaching plagiarism prevention to college students: An ethics-based approach. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Tattersall, A. (Ed.). (2016). Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics. London, UK: Facet Publishing.

Kirstin Duffin
Reference Librarian
Booth Library / Eastern Illinois University

Call for Chapters: Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners (working title)

Call for Chapter Proposals

Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners (working title)

Editors – Leila Rod-Welch & Kendra Skellen

Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2017  
Submit your proposals to:  https://goo.gl/forms/XBMRbVX0ImTs4C4C2 or email

Editors Leila Rod-Welch and Kendra Skellen invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on international aspects of American libraries. The focus of the book is to inform librarians about the challenges that international and ESL learners face in using academic libraries in the U.S. and to provide librarians the tools they need to help retain these learners, bring more diversity into libraries, introduce various outreach programs, learn how to collaborate with campus partners, and build international and ESL collections within the library.

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 the topics described below. However, we will consider other topics provided they are within the spirit of the book and will add another dimension to the overall discussion:  
  • Growth of international students in America
  • Introduction on who are our international students and what are their needs
  • Outreach initiatives to international students
  • Outreach initiatives to ESL learners
  • Collaborating with campus partners
  • Building a library collection for ESL learners  
  • Best library instruction practices
  • Library resources for instructors of International Students
  • Lesson plans
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Event planning

Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, list of previous publications if applicable to 
https://goo.gl/forms/XBMRbVX0ImTs4C4C2  by April 30th, 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 think are relevant.

If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample - it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit more than one, please do.) 

Note: This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts should be approximately 1,500 to 5,000 words.

For additional information, contact the editors at ILSSISESL-L@listserv.emory.edu

Dr. Leila Rod-Welch is the Outreach Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa. leila.rod-welch@uni.edu

Kendra Skellen is the Robert W. Woodruff Library Service Desk Manager and the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library Manager. knskellen@emory.edu

Thursday, April 06, 2017

CFP: Call for Papers Marketing Libraries Journal (New OA Journal - ISSN: 2475-8116)

Call for Papers
Marketing Libraries Journal (ISSN: 2475-8116)

Volume 1, Issue 1 (September 2017)
Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2017
Submit manuscripts online at http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/submit.html

Aim and Scope
Marketing Libraries Journal (MLJ) is a new peer-reviewed, independently published, open access journal that focuses on innovative marketing activities that libraries are engaged in.  Our aim is to publish research and practical examples of library marketing campaigns, library marketing research, public relations campaigns, SWOT analysis, segmentation research, assessment of marketing activities, and tools used for marketing.  In addition to peer reviewed articles, the Journal also contains practical articles from different columns. Columnists will be accepting short articles on advocacy, branding, library marketing campaigns, "from the trenches", and technology tools. The Journal is published twice a year.

Guidelines for Submissions
The editorial board seeks submissions in the following three categories:

1. Articles (peer reviewed) (20-25 pages): research-driven articles that aim to provide original scholarship in the field of library marketing, communications, and outreach.
2. Practical Articles  (8-10 pages) (editorial reviewed): articles from different columns (advocacy, branding, "from the trenches", and marketing campaigns). Practical articles are reflective and provide best practices and advice.
3. Software/apps/web site review (2-4 pages) (editorial reviewed): brief reviews of web sites, and software tools that support library marketing activities.

Manuscript Format

• Manuscript style should follow the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
• Submissions should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides
• Page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page
• The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address
• Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 100-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1
• One submission per author per call
• Allow 3 months for manuscript status notification

Submission Process

Submit manuscripts online at http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/submit.html

Please ensure that your manuscript has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for papers deadline.  When a manuscript has been  accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version.

Editorship and Ethics

We reserve the right to make editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency. To ensure ethical practices, all reviewers, editors,  and authors must contact the Journal if there may be any conflict of interest.  For more information, please contact the editors at editors@marketinglibraries.org

CFP: Weave: Journal of Library User Experience (peer-reviewed OA Journal)

Weave is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience design for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field of library UX, and our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.

As the importance of digital services begins to rival that of collections, library user experience is taking a more central role than ever. While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and some departments are being renamed “User Experience” teams, there has been no comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. Weave is intended to fill that gap. Weave helps practitioners and theorists work together to make libraries better.

We are looking for two kinds of work:

1.       Full length, scholarly articles of relevance to UX in libraries. We are interested in publishing innovative and cutting edge research, practical applications and their implications, and ideas and speculation about future directions for UX.
2.       Features for the Dialog Box, a new kind of review section. Weave’s Dialog Box aims to extend beyond the traditional book review section and feature critical dialog not only with books but with other media that set the boundaries of library UX.

At Weave UX, we don't want you to wait until you've written an article to tell us about it. Submit a short pitch for your idea, and we'll help you develop it into an article.

Pitch us your article at: http://weaveux.org/submit

Unless otherwise noted, all content in Weave UX is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)  in order to allow for the greatest possible dissemination of our authors’ work. If this license would prevent you from publishing in Weave, then please contact us at hello@weaveux.org.

On behalf of the Weave board & editors,
Courtney McDonald
Chair, Editorial Board | Weave: Journal of Library User Experience