Sunday, June 25, 2017

CFP: Journal of New Librarianship, "New Generation of Librarianship"

Call for Proposals: Journal of New Librarianship, "New Generation of Librarianship"

The Journal of New Librarianship seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship. 

Librarians work in an ever-changing field, responding to new patron demographics, developing innovative technologies, and operating within institutions that are continuously reshaping themselves to meet unexpected demands. These changes promise considerable and exciting developments in the library profession, but they also mean that entering librarians now face new and unique challenges. Those who have only recently joined the profession will encounter challenges, opportunities, and experiences unlike those of previous generations. Changing demographics and new career trajectories within librarianship itself similarly ensure that entering librarians bring unique perspectives, approaches, and skills into the profession. The JoNL’s Issues Surrounding the New Generation section is a venue through which these changes and challenges may be addressed, explored, and discussed.

We invite works examining issues faced by the new generation of librarians, across all fields of librarianship. Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to: succession planning and hiring, and the “generation gap”; the experiences and impact of second-career librarians who have recently joined the profession; changing expectations placed upon new public and school librarians; shifts within academic librarianship in response to changes within higher education; working with new technologies, educational frameworks, and pedagogies.  Ultimately, the section seeks not to emphasize the hardships of librarianship, but rather to highlight and examine the unique experiences of the new generation of librarians.

Contributors interested in writing a short column should complete our submission form, providing a summary of your proposal:  https://goo.gl/forms/YC9z5Z5Vxskg5lco1

Full-length peer reviewed research articles on this subject are also welcome, and can be submitted here: http://www.newlibs.org/for-authors  

Best,

Sarah Kennedy and Rick Mikulski
Editorial Board Members, Journal of New Librarianship sek45@cornell.edu
rmikulski@drew.edu

CFP: Sport in Museums Network Conference 2017 (28-29 November 2017) National Science and Media Museum, Bradford (UK)

Sports in Museums Network Conference
Bradford, United Kingdom - November 28 & 29, 2017
Theme: Sporting Heritage, Photography and TV


We’re excited to announce that our next annual conference will take place at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Due to previous feedback this year’s conference will take place over a two day period Tuesday 28th November and Wednesday 29th November. The focus will be on both practice and theory and the event will draw together practitioners, volunteers, and academics active and interested in the field of the Sporting Past, Photography and TV. It will aim to:
  • Explore how sporting heritage is exhibited, interpreted, and collected in relationship to photography and broadcast TV
  • Provide practical skills and knowledge for the conservation and access of these collections
  • Extend the network of sporting heritage activity regionally and nationally
  • Understand how sport, photography and tv inter-relates
  • Understand where these collections are held and how better to provide access
  • Understand the importance of these collections to different audiences
  • Explore and discuss how these collections can be better utilised, protected, and developed in the future
The call for papers is now open. Responses on the subject matter can be delivered by the following methods:
  • 30 minutes Key Note presentation
  • 20 minute case study presentation
  • 30 minute workshop
  • 30 minute interactive round table discussion
  • 30 minute debate
This call for papers aims to find a mix of contributors from across a range of different organisations. We would like to hear presentations from those working in the field, based at sports clubs or within photography and TV sectors, as well as academic based papers. In addition, we would like to offer hands-on opportunities for delegates to learn more about the subject matter and how to better engage with it in the future. We welcome a range of contributions and encourage potential contributors to respond to this call!
Proposals should be submitted to sportingheritage@outlook.com by 5pm on the 14th July 2017 and include the following information:
  • Presentation / paper title
  • Name and job title
  • Organisation
  • Contact email and phone number
  • Additional presenters information:
  • Type and length of presentation (eg. case study, debate, discussion, workshop)
  • Abstract information (no more than 200 words)
  • Additional information (no more than 50 words, for example partners)
  • Equipment needs and set up information (room layout etc)
  • Additional needs or support needed
Further information or to discuss the event, please email Justine Reilly at sportingheritage@outlook.com
Booking will begin in July to coincide with the launch of our membership programme – members will be able to receive specially discounted rates! Keep a look out on this website, through our social media fields, and through our e-newsletter for further information.
The event will be relevant for anyone interested in this field of work including:
  • Museum and Archive Managers
  • Curators
  • Education and access specialists
  • Heritage sector volunteers
  • Sports sector professionals and volunteers
  • Academics
  • Policy makers
  • Funding bodies
There will also be an opportunity to learn about the current research consortia being delivered by the Sport in Museums Network in partnership with the National Football Museum.

Call for Editor: editor of Information Technology And Libraries (ITAL) - Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of Information Technology And Libraries (ITAL), the flagship publication of the Library Information Technology Association (LITA).

LITA seeks an innovative, experienced editor to lead its top-tier, open access journal with an eye to the future of library technology and scholarly publishing. The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for an additional three years. Duties include:
  • Chairing the ITAL Editorial Board
  • Managing the review and publication process:
    • Soliciting submissions and serving as the primary point of contact for authors
    • Assigning manuscripts for review, managing review process, accepting papers for publication
    • Compiling accepted and invited articles into quarterly issues
  • Liaising with service providers including the journal publishing platform and indexing services
  • Marketing and promoting the journal
  • Participating as a member of and reporting to the LITA Publications Committee
Some funding for editorial assistance plus a $1,500/year stipend are provided.

Please express your interest or nominate another person for the position using this online form:

https://goo.gl/forms/p5QkFv11oj91jxTE3

Applications and nominations that are received by July 21 will receive first consideration. Applicants and nominees will be contacted by the search committee and an appointment will be made by the LITA Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the search committee and the LITA Publications Committee. Applicants must be a member of ALA and LITA at the time of appointment.

Contact 2017-editors-search@lists.ala.org with any questions.

Information Technology and Libraries (ISSN 2163-5226) publishes material related to all aspects of information technology in all types of libraries. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, library automation, digital libraries, metadata, identity management, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, desktop applications, information discovery tools, web-scale library services, cloud computing, digital preservation, data curation, virtualization, search-engine optimization, emerging technologies, social networking, open data, the semantic web, mobile services and applications, usability, universal access to technology, library consortia, vendor relations, and digital humanities.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CFP: Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Publication due 2019
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Janet Crum, Northern Arizona University
 
Libraries have begun doing more to support entrepreneurship and innovation within their communities. Makerspaces and business incubators have become featured attractions in public and academic libraries and provide a unique way to reach out to a user group that can bolster a community in dynamic ways.  ALAO seeks submissions for the “Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how library leaders can develop support for innovation and entrepreneurship within their libraries.  Examples include but are not limited to: analyzing case studies from several institutions to identify best practices; ways of designing library spaces to ensure they meet the needs of all constituents; theoretical discussions on how activities/spaces supporting entrepreneurship and innovation reflect the mission of libraries; creative ways to get resources to support efforts in these areas; how these areas can lead to new kinds of collaborations that benefit libraries.
 
Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
  • How the historical and cultural role of libraries has changed (or not) to include services that support creativity and innovation
  • How and why the development of makerspaces and incubators (or other innovative programs) supports the larger community in which the library is situated
  • How innovative and entrepreneurial support develops new partnerships, and how those partnerships can be sustained.
 
This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019. 

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 August 31, 2017.
Submission deadlines
 
Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance sent by:  October 31, 2017
Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2018
Comments returned to authors:  April 30, 2018
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  June 30, 2018
 
 
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Samantha Schmehl Hines
Associate Dean for Instructional Resources and Library Director
Peninsula College
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
 

CFP: Tech Tools Lightning Round (July 13 at Adler University in Chicago) - Chicago Distance Library Services Group

The Chicago Distance Library Services Group is calling for presenter submissions for a Tech Tools Lightning Round to be held on Thursday, July 13, at Adler University in Chicago, IL. Share the free or inexpensive tech tools you use to reach distance or online library users! Tell us about the problems these tools have helped you solve, and share examples of your process or projects.

Speakers should expect to speak for no longer than 10 minutes, with a few minutes reserved for questions. For consideration, submit proposals to our online submission form by June 30th, 2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Opportunity - Dialog Box Editor at Weave, the Journal of Library User Experience

Weave: the Journal of Library User Experience seeks a creative editor to join our editorial staff.

You’ll be responsible for on all non-peer-reviewed content in the journal. You will work with authors to develop their pitches and ideas into publishable articles that help improve the profession, and shape the direction of the only open-access, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to User Experience research in libraries.

Our past Dialog Box publications have included:

* Symposia on topics of professional interest Book reviews
* Interviews
* Opinion pieces
* How-to articles

You can see more of our content from the first six issues of at http://weaveux.org.
As Dialog Box editor, you’ll spend at least 5–10 hours a month on the journal. Your duties include:

* Soliciting and reading Dialog Box pitches, and offering constructive feedback to authors
* Reading and providing feedback on author drafts
* Helping to choose content for each issue of the journal
* Participating in a virtual monthly editorial meeting, and communicating with editorial staff as needed

All editors work on deadline. Our busiest times are three months before each issue is published, as we get everything ready for copy editing and production. (We publish issues in early April and October.) This is a remote position which, like all editorial staff at Weave, is volunteer.

Weave values diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Interested? Tell us about your writing and editing experience and show us your passion for readable and creative prose. If you’re familiar with library and user experience terminology, that’s great, but not required.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to the search committee at helloweaveux@umich.edu by July 7, 2017.

Cheers,

The WeaveUX Dialog Box Editor Search Committee:
* Amanda Etches
* Kyle Felker
* Courtney Greene McDonald
* Matthew Reidsma

Monday, June 19, 2017

Call for Posters: 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium (NYC December 1st, 2017)

Call for Poster Submissions: 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of ACRL is soliciting poster proposals for its December 1st 2017 Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is exploring the mission of academic and research libraries in the 21st century information environment.

We are interested in case studies and concrete examples of ways in which the changing information landscape has and will continue to affect the mission of academic and research libraries.

Examples include, but are not limited to:
· Information literacy, students, and crises of authority in the contemporary information world
· The academic librarian as research advisor
· Educating new librarians for the 21st century academic library mission
· Challenges related to preservation, accessibility and discoverability of research-valuable information.

Selection will be done by a blind review; please do not include any identifying information in your abstract.

Proposals can be submitted at https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/z5jimza067i5kk/

Proposal deadline: Monday, September 4th.

The 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium will be held on Friday, December 1st at the Baruch College (CUNY) Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010. Successful candidates will be notified by early October.

On the day of the Symposium, you will be expected to arrive by 8:30 am, set up by 9:00 am and stay through the end of the day (3:45 pm). Posters will be displayed on 5’x2’ tables and cannot be displayed on walls.

If you have questions about the poster selection process, please contact Maureen Clements at mclements2@mercy.edu

CFP: 7th Annual Global Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) - Jamaica October 2017

UNESCO and The University of the West Indies, Mona will host the 7th Annual Global Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference on October 24 27, 2017 at the Jamaica Conference Centre under the theme “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments”.

The INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS for the upcoming Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2017 is now open until 20 JUNE 2017.

All proposals should be submitted via the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM at:
https://en.unesco.org/feedback/global-mil-week-2017-papers-and-presentations-submission-form

A diverse scientific committee will evaluate and select papers and presentations based on relevance to the themes outlined as below:


 *   MIL as a defense against misinformation, fake news, propaganda and manipulation in post-truth era
 *   Better Internet experiences: opportunities for learning, engagement, and advocacy; respect for privacy, cyber security and safety
 *   Understanding the potential of media and libraries to support MIL
 *   MIL for journalists’ safety, freedom of expression and to build trust in journalism
 *   Resetting MIL in the present information and media landscape
 *   MIL and the different actors of information environments and situations of learning (formal and non-formal MIL education)
 *   MIL augmenting freedom of information
 *   Enlisting MIL as a tool for gender equality and advocacy in information environments
 *   Transparency and open Internet governance as part of MIL development
 *   MIL for social inclusion, growth and development (gender, ethnicity, religion, and capabilities)
 *   MIL in media policies enabling diversity and pluralism.
 *   MIL within the Caribbean
 *   MIL, and music as a medium of communciation
 *   Stimulating critical civic engagement in democracy through MIL empowerment
 *   MIL revolutionizing the learning process
 *   Incorporating MIL in education policies and other social policies and programmes
 *   MIL in the workplace
 *   Intercultural and religious dialogue through MIL
 *   MIL and disaster risk reduction and management
 *   MIL as platform supporting production and distribution of youth media
 *   MIL cities

The authors of selected papers and presentations are invited to present at the GLOBAL MIL WEEK 2017 FEATURE CONFERENCE IN JAMAICA.

More details are available in the below NEWS ARTICLE:
https://en.unesco.org/news/global-media-and-information-literacy-mil-week-2017-unesco-calls-papers-and-presentations

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CFP: Privacy & Security for Today's Library Conference (Online Conference - September 21, 2017)

We hear a lot about how to handle difficult patrons, cybersecurity, and protecting patron data. However, other areas of security and privacy often get overlooked.  Have you thought about your library’s equipment and even the building itself? On September 21, Amigos Library Services will present the online conference, Privacy and Security for Today’s Library, where we will explore why security and privacy is currently a hot topic for libraries.

Has your library addressed issues related to the wide spectrum of security and privacy? If so, share your story in a 45-minute session. We are interested in presenters from public, academic, and special libraries.

Submit your proposal by Friday, July 7. Don't worry if you've never presented online; it’s easy, and we are happy to train you and provide technical support during your presentation. If you know of others who may be interested, feel free to forward this message.

If you have questions, contact Jodie Borgerding at 800-843-8482, ext. 2897.


Christine Peterson
Continuing Education Librarian, Technology
Amigos Library Services

Monday, June 12, 2017

CFP: Code4Lib Journal Issue 38

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 38th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 38th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid October, 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by FridayFriday, July 14, 2017.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 36 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 38th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, July 14, 2017.

CFP: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)


The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)the official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is currently accepting submissions.  Researchers, librarians, graduate students, and others who conduct research related to teens and libraries are invited to submit manuscripts. Papers describing both academic and action research are welcome and will be submitted for peer review and consideration for publication. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Writer’s guidelines are located online at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/

Email manuscripts and related queries to editor, Denise Agosto, at: yalsaresearch@gmail.com.

JRLYA is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal located at: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya .  The purpose of JRLYA is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practice to support young adult library services. JRLYA publishes original research concerning teens’ informational and developmental needs; the management, implementation, and evaluation of young adult library services; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with this population.

Friday, June 09, 2017

CFP: C&RL News Internet Resources Call for Proposals (College & Research Library News)


Internet Resources Call for Proposals

C&RL News is current accepting proposals for future Internet Resources feature articles. Internet Resources articles focus on a single topic and cover all areas of the Internet, e.g., discussion lists, websites, online publications, blogs, etc.


Share your knowledge by submitting a topic idea and brief information about the your knowledge of the proposed topic. Compilers whose topics are selected will receive specific manuscript preparation information. Send topic proposals to C&RL News Editor-in-Chief David Free at dfree@ala.org.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Call for Chapters: Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (2nd Edition)

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and can be submitted via the chapter proposal form.

Theme of the Book

What current technologies are on the cusp of moving from "gee whiz" to real-life application in libraries? This book will explore the information landscape as it might be in 3-5 years. It will describe the emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of "standard" library offerings in the not-distant future. It will introduce project managers and project doers not just to new technologies, but also provide an understanding of the broader trends that are driving them.

Chapter-length essays are particularly sought on the following topics:

  • Augmented reality
  • Content Management
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital repositories
  • Effect of cloud-based library management systems
  • Ereaders & Ebooks
  • Internet of Things
  • Library custom-built/open source tools at scale
  • Library integrations of multiple services/tools
  • Mobile Technologies (beyond responsive design)
  • Open source LMS developments
  • Patron privacy technology (focus on technology, not policies)
  • Shared print repositories
  • Tools for analytics (tools beyond Google Analytics); in-depth applications
  • User-centered design
  • Virtual reality
Details

Chapters will be in the 4000-4500 word range and must address the following points:

  1. Define the technology (in general, and in the context of the chapter)
  2. Why does the technology matter in general, and to libraries in particular?
  3. What are early adopters doing?
  4. What does the future trend look like?
  5. Having embraced this technology, what would the library of 2022 look like?
Proposals should be submitted to Ken Varnum, the book's editor, via https://goo.gl/forms/LwXOcJfTBho6hycQ2 by July 15, 2017

Timeline
  • July 15, 2017: Chapter proposals due via Call for Chapters Form
  • August 15, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance
  • December 15, 2017: Chapter drafts due
  • January 31, 2018: Editor's comments provided to authors
  • February 28, 2018: Revised drafts due to editor

About the Editor

Ken Varnum is the Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library. Ken's research and professional interests include discovery systems, library analytics, and technology in the library setting. An experienced editor, author, and presenter, he wrote "Drupal in Libraries" (2012) and edited "The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know" (2014) and "The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks" (2014). His most recent book, "Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to Your Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content" was published in 2016. For a full list of articles, presentations, and books, please see https://varnum.org/. Ken can be reached by email (varnum@umich.edu) or Twitter (@varnum).

Monday, June 05, 2017

Call for Chapters: Technical Services: Adapting to the Changing Environment

I will be the editor for a new title under the Charleston Monograph Series.  I want to hear your story on how your technical services department is adapting to the changing environment. I’m interested in all types of stories, Public, Academic, Special libraries.   Proposal deadline is July 1, 2017.  I look forward to hearing from you

Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Title: Technical Services: Adapting to the Changing Environment
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Proposal submission deadline: July 1, 2017

Description:
We all know libraries are in the midst of flux and change concerning the role of
Technical Services. However, the situation is even more serious than that.  There are questions about Technical Services and its very viability in today’s library.   Technical Service librarians are constantly being challenged with the question of relevancy and their role within the library. It seems even those in our own libraries don’t understand what we do and the contribution we make to building and curating our collections. The threats are real however and we all have stories of being relocated out of the library, traditional print work decreasing because of the switch to electronic resources, budgetary constraints, work outsourced to the vendor or consortium or elsewhere, etc. 

Technical Service departments are reinventing themselves to respond to these challenges and threats as we speak and embracing innovative opportunities to help our libraries advance into the 21st century. This book will provide stories and examples that highlight the reality (outsourcing, relocating off-site, downsizing collections) as well as the exciting new opportunities to embrace (institutional repositories, more focus on special collections, metadata issues, retraining and managing personnel, open access resources, distance education, etc.).

Possible Table of Contents:
  1. Challenges
    1. Outsourcing –there are different levels of outsourcing, most well know is shelf-ready. I’d like to see some stories of other services, such as cataloging, being outsourced.
    2. Downsizing collections – stories of print being weeded and why
    3. Staffing changes – while Technical Services departments may need fewer people in the long run, the staff that is needed will need to have greater skill sets and be paid more.  More and more, systems work such as programming is being handled in technical services and experience with metadata creation has become more important.  
    4. Marketing our services – the age old question of how to show our relevance.  Who has created a successful marketing/advocacy program for technical services?
    5. Assessment – how do we assess the work we do in Technical Services since many times, it seems the work we do is misunderstood.
  1. Opportunities
    1. New areas for growth – working with Institutional Repositories in interacting with Faculty to assign metadata terms to material.   
    2. The role of technical services with the acquisitions and access of data sets
    3. Working with Special Collections and ArchivesIt would be beneficial to hear stories of how Technical Services is working more closely with specialized collections.
    4. BIBFRAME/Linked Open Data – catalogers/metadata librarians need to be trained with BIBFRAMECase studies on Linked Open Data projects and how staff are being trained on LOD projects.
    5. Collaboration with IT/Systems departments.  We need to work more closely with these units.  Are there cases where Technical services collaborated on projects with IT, such as with Linked Open Data?
    6. Traditional ILS – need to catch up with what is happening in library world such as linked data, better faceting, implementing RDA, tools to track workflow, etc.
  1. Consortium Projects
    1. Case studies on how consortium projects (Shared retention, shared approval plans, ebook packages, shared print/ebook plans, etc) impact technical services.
  1. Vendor Relations
    1. Increasingly, Technical service managers’ time is spent on vendor relations.  Vendors are consolidating, OCLC is making changes to their services and not anticipating the difficulties for their customers, sales reps change, etc.   What are the challenges that technical services are facing with our vendors.  Every time a vendor is bought and sold, the customer is impacted.   A component of vendor relations is outsourcing.    What are new or dying areas of outsourcing with our vendors?  Has anyone gone beyond the shelf-ready type of outsourcing?  What about the transition to cloud based systems?  What are vendors doing (or not doing) to facilitate (or inhibit) the changes that are occurring?
  1. Distance Education
    1. How are technical services responding to the increase in distance education by universities and the outsourcing of teaching the classes to vendors. How are the acquisitions of resources coordinated with what is being taught?  It is often enough that students are trying to access resources that the Distance Education company says the library has but it doesn’t. 

I anticipate that completed chapters will each be approximately [10-15 pages in length
Instructions for Proposal Authors:

Proposals should be submitted via email as a PDF or Microsoft Word file
attachment, and should include:

  Author name(s)
  Institutional affiliation(s) and position title(s)
  Author(s)’ previous writing and publishing history, if any
  Proposed chapter or chapter section title
  Summary of the proposed chapter or chapter section (250-500 words)

Authors of selected proposals will be notified by August 1, 2017.  Full
chapters are expected by December 1, 2017 (2,500-4000
words). Proposed chapters should be unique to this
publication – no materials that were previously published or simultaneously
submitted to another publication.

Proposals should be emailed to: Stacey Marien, 
smarien@american.edu

Stacey Marien
Acquisitions Librarian
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW