Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CFP: Educator Activism in Politically Polarized Times (The Educational Forum)

Call for Manuscripts for Themed Issue - The Educational Forum (Volume 82, No. 3)

Theme: Educator Activism in Politically Polarized Times
Editors: Alan Amtzis, Tabitha Dell’Angelo, and Ryan Flessner
Due date: November 1, 2017

What is the impact of political polarization on curricula, pedagogy, funding, and other imposed policies across the educational landscape? How are P-16+ educators and school leaders responding to politically motivated intellectual and policy challenges at the school level? In what ways are teacher educators revising their materials and methods in response to political strife? How are educators negotiating political conflicts with government and community stakeholders at all levels?

For example, some educators in the UK hope to revive political education at the school level as a means to create a more civically literate society. Similarly, in the US, where the federal administration has taken controversial stances on climate change, civil rights, and immigration, many teachers are adjusting curricula and pedagogy to emphasize and retain access to social and scientific knowledge important to a just and inclusive democracy. In many countries and cultures around the globe, educational processes are being mediated by state-sponsored mandates. This themed issue seeks to explore and highlight the educational advocacy and activist work being done in the name of global literacy, social justice, and resistance in a political climate where new filters on knowledge may seek to dismantle public education and affiliated social institutions by limiting critical perspectives in students’ educational experience.

Research articles, essays, and policy briefs might address questions or ideas such as:

  • the ways schools and communities are implementing strategies that recognize and respond to conditions that contribute to (or address) education inequity
  • the methods educators are taking to actualize and maintain strong social justice stances in and out of the classroom
  • the approaches educators, students, and communities are taking to organize as participants in the growing movement to resist political agendas
  • the individual or local pedagogic practices and wide-scale reforms being implemented to ensure student access to all knowledge

These questions suggest topic areas but are not exhaustive. We encourage submissions not only from scholars and researchers but also from students, teachers, and community members.

Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words, including all references.

We seek previously unpublished thematic essays or empirical research. For full instructions,
please visit:

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017. Submissions must be made at:

Please include the code “823” at the beginning of your manuscript title.
For more information, please contact the issue co-editors:
Dr. Alan Amtzis (,
Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo (, or Dr. Ryan Flessner (

CFP: 18th Distance Library Services Conference (April 11-13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas)

Proposals for panel sessions, poster sessions, and workshops are still being accepted for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference. The conference will be held April 11-13, 2018, in San Antonio, TX.

Panel Sessions: Panel sessions are an opportunity for three or four presenters from different institutions to interactively address an issue of importance to distance librarianship and should focus on helping attendees understand multiple perspectives on a topic. Active participation is an important element of these sessions, so panelists are encouraged to engage in debate, pose questions to the audience or each other, and help the audience engage actively.

Poster Sessions: Poster sessions provide an informal forum to report on innovative projects,
introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to distance librarianship. Posters should be a creative visual representation of a topic, including graphs, tables, charts, and images. A contest will be held to encourage creativity in poster design and content. Attendees will vote on their favorite posters and the winning poster will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Workshops: Workshops are two (2) hour sessions that provide active learning opportunities
for attendees. Participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Workshops should allow participants to be involved in and contribute to the learning process and the learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to be fully engaged. Participants should leave the workshop with ideas, information, techniques, or skills to share with their colleagues. Workshops will be held on the first day of the conference.

Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2017. To submit a proposal, please

CFP: ACRL University Libraries Section Online Programs

The ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee is charged with supporting the continued development of ULS members by providing professional development opportunities, mostly through online programming. The ULS Professional Development Committee is committed to providing programs on a wide array of topics and in various formats to support academic librarians. The committee is now accepting proposals for online programs. To submit a proposal, complete the online form available here:

Please send any questions to the Professional Development Committee chair Jason Martin (

Jason Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Box 13
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Call for Posters- ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, December 1, 2017

Call for Poster Proposals: 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

The Greater New York Metropolitan Chapter of ACRL (ACRL/NY) is soliciting poster proposals for its Annual Symposium which will be held on December 1, 2017 at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY).

The theme of this year’s symposium is exploring the mission of academic and research libraries in the 21st century information environment.

Poster proposals can be submitted online at

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

Proposals for posters must be received by Monday, September 4th.

The symposium will be held on Friday, December 1st at the Baruch College 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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CFP: SJSU Open Access Conference 2017 (San Jose, California - October 23, 2017)

In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on October 23, 2017. This conference theme invites reflections on where Open Access is now and how we got here. Topics can explore Open Access as it relates to education, publishing, science, data, etc. on all things Open: Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Education. Please consider submitting a proposal related to:
  • How do we situate Open today?
  • In what ways has Open been replaced with APCs and corporate models in publishing?
  • How could we re-place or resituate Open to include the Global South?
We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels organized around a theme. Presentations are scheduled for either 60 minutes or 30 minutes. In the final program, 30-minute sessions will be paired. We are also offering a lightning round session consisting of 5- to 10-minute presentations.

To submit a proposal, please go to

Deadline for proposals: September 1, 2017
Notification of accepted proposals expected: September 8, 2017
Conference Registration will open August 1, 2017

Please feel free to contact the Program Planning Committee with questions:
Christa Bailey, Program Proposal Coordinator, at
Adriana Poo, Program Planning Chair, at

CFP: Open Science Conference 2018 (March 13-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany)

Call for Project Presentations

Open Science Conference 2018 (March 13-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany)

The Open Science Conference 2018 is the 5th international conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.

The Open Science movement focuses on research data management in general and since most recently on FAIR data principles, i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable research data. Within this context the thematic focus of this year’s conference will be on FAIR principles of research data and supporting research data infrastructures. Invited as well as carefully selected talks, hands-on reports and panel discussions will cover both the view of research data infrastructures and the view of the scientific communities. 

Within this context, this call invites providers and users of research data infrastructures, librarians, and scientists to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):
·        Innovations and experiences with open research data infrastructures and repositories. 
·        Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing, and sharing of research data.
·        Best practices and case studies dealing with FAIR research data principles and secondary data use.
·        Contributions on current data initiatives such as, for example, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and others.
·        Experiences and empirical studies on the use of open research data by the academic community and on the requirements of the individual researchers.
Please submit your English abstract which describes the main idea and the practical relevance, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability and openness. The abstracts may not be longer than 500 words.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee and a review board based on the criteria practical and innovative relevance, sustainability, and openness. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster and a lightning talk at the conference. The abstract, the poster and the lightning talk must be submitted and presented in English.

To also contribute to the open science movement, the programme committee will publish the scientific justification for acceptance on the conference website. All accepted posters (including the abstract) will be displayed on the conference website in advance. Additionally, the posters will be listed in the conference brochure.

Please send your submission as PDF document via EasyChair (requires free EasyChair account):

Important dates
·        Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2017
·        Notification of acceptance / rejection: November 13, 2017
·        Final abstract and poster submission: February, 05, 2018
·        Conference dates: Berlin (Germany), March 13–14, 2018
Programme Committee
Thomas Köhler, Technical University Dresden
Stephanie Linek, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
Peter Mutschke, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Marc Rittberger, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
Andreas Witt, Institute for the German Language (IDS)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Doreen Siegfried & Guido Scherp

Leitung Marketing und Public Relations
ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft

Soziale Medien
Koordinator Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Science 2.0
ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft

CFP: Innovating with Metadata: An Amigos Online Conference (November 9, 2017)

Innovating with Metadata: An Amigos Online Conference

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00am- 4:00pm Central Time
Where: Amigos Online Classroom 

Today’s metadata is not yesterday’s cataloging.  Libraries are doing amazing things with all kinds of metadata from many sources.  How is your library innovating with metadata? We would like to hear from you!  Possible topics include:
  • New metadata standards and application profiles
  • Transforming and exchanging metadata within and between organizations
  • Automated ways of generating discovery, preservation and technical metadata
  • New systems; innovative uses of institutional repositories, image management systems, discovery layers 
  • Creative uses of linked data and RDF
  • Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME
  • Innovating with metadata on a shoe-string budget

Each session will be 45 minutes in length.  If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry -- we will teach you what you need to know!  We welcome submissions from staff in academic, public and special libraries who work with metadata. 

To submit your presentation idea(s), send us your proposal to by August 31st. If you are interested in attending, save the date!  We will be posting registration information in Early October. 

Christine Peterson
Continuing Education Librarian, Technology
Coordinator, AskAcademic Virtual Reference Service
Amigos Library Services

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CFP: CARLDIG-S 2017 Fall Program: Agents of Change in the Age of Alternative Facts

California Academic Reference Librarians Interest Group-South (CARLDIG-S)
2017 Fall Program
Agents of Change in the Age of Alternative Facts

CARLDIG-S is hosting its annual fall program titled “Agents of Change in the Age of Alternative Facts” at California Lutheran University on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm.  We are seeking proposals from reference librarians who have implemented engaging, innovative reference programs or collaborations that address fake news, digital literacy, social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Are you leading efforts to bring about change at your institution?  Have you created campaigns or programs to improve student digital literacy? Or worked with campus partners to connect with diverse student populations?  Submit a proposal today through our online application -!

Speakers will give a 15-minute presentation and participate in a moderated panel discussion.

Proposal Guidelines:
·         Proposals should be no longer than 500 words
·         Proposals must be submitted through the online application -

Proposals will be subject to a peer-review process.  The deadline to submit a proposal is
Friday, September 22.

All presenters must register and pay for the program.

For more information, visit the CARLDIG-S website or contact CARLDIG-S Chair Kaela Casey (

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CFP: Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM)

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in information environments.  
The journal is concerned with planning and development in libraries and the organizations of which they are part.  We invite authors to submit their original research papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:
  • Measurement, assessment and evaluation in libraries and other information environments
  • Uses of StatsQual, IT metrics, and informetrics to measure and then inform the management of libraries
  • Library and Information service value
  • The library’s role in the measurement of learning and in organisational accreditation
  • The impact and value of using social media in information services.
  • Infonomics
  • The value and impact of information/content/learning objects in education
  • The measurement and assessment of learning 
  • Performance measurement and management in higher education, museums and archives
  • The use of ‘business’ and web analytics 
Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer-review system.  Registration and access is available at
Submissions are due to ScholarOne by December 29, 2017
Final drafts due February 09, 2018

Incoming editor
Alice L. Daugherty
The University of Alabama

This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

  • BFI (Denmark)
  • Current Abstracts;
  • Education Full Text;
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts;
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full Text;
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega;
  • OmniFile Full Text Select;
  • Scopus;
  • zetoc

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fake News and Digital Literacy: The academic library’s role in shaping digital citizenship - Florida Chapter of ACRL (Tampa, FLA)

Fake News and Digital Literacy: The academic library’s role in shaping digital citizenship
The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2017 FACRL Annual Conference to explore digital literacy in higher education and the library’s responsibility to lead the charge toward the creation of learners with the requisite skills to engage critically and ethically with information in an open knowledge society. As proven authorities on information literacy, librarians are well positioned to lead learners through a politically and digitally polarized environment and advocate for the development of digital citizenship. The annual conference will be held on Friday, October 20, at the Tampa Bay History Museum, Tampa, FL.
Proposals are due by Monday, August 14, 2017, and should be submitted via the following link: Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with additional time provided for questions. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before August 25, 2017.
Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in a special issue of The Reference Librarian, a major refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis.
Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to academic librarianship and digital literacy will be considered:
  • Institutional initiatives showcasing librarians as leaders, teachers, and supporters of digital citizenship at their respective institutions.
  • Innovative applications of the ACRL Framework and corresponding instructional strategies that help students explore and understand the concepts of digital literacy.
  • Case studies highlighting libraries capitalizing on the sensationalism of fake news to convene and lead, insightful community conversations on the moral and ethical implications of digital literacy.
  • Digital collection development and how using electronic library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process.
  • Legislative advocacy initiatives involving broader campus communities to inform and inspire action supporting the principles of digital literacy, freedom of information and efforts to ensure equal access to information.
  • Other topics relevant to academic libraries and digital literacy. Need additional information to supplement your proposal? Check out the resources provided by the Digital Citizens Alliance and the Digital Citizenship Institute.
Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Program Selection Committee Chair, Michelle Demeter at or 850-645-2707.

Kimberly A. Copenhaver
President, Florida Chapter of ACRL
Behavioral Sciences Librarian/Associate Professor of Reference, Instruction and Access Services
Eckerd College | 4200 54th Avenue South | St. Petersburg, FL  33711 |(727) 864-7518 |

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

CFP: Theme Issue on Emergent Literacies in Academic Libraries (Reference Services Review)

Reference Services Review
Call for Papers for Theme Issue on Emergent Literacies in Academic Libraries

Reference Services Review is seeking authors to write on the theme of emergent literacies in academic libraries. Articles in this issue will explore emergent literacies, intersections of multiple literacies, and ideas around the language used to describe, implement, and assess these literacies. We are interested in innovative interpretations and intersectional research around ideas, theory, and practice.

Examples of stand-alone and intersectional topics include, but are not restricted to,:

  • Cultural Literacies (International, Indigenous, Economic)
  • Spatial Literacies (How do we create physical and virtual spaces for intellectual pursuits?)
  • Emotional Literacies (Changing demographics of higher education, Inclusivity)
  • Life Skill Literacies (Finance, Self-advocacy, Speaking, Privacy)
  • Narrative Literacies (How do we tell our story? How do students share their stories?)
  • Oral Literacies (Listening, Speaking)
  • Written and Expressive Literacies (Writing, Visual, Performance)
  • Digital & Multimedia Literacies (Social Media, Copyright, Digital media authoring)
  • Literacies across the arc of K-20 education
  • Methodology, pedagogy, and assessment of emergent literacies
  • Forthcoming technologies or developments may create new emerging literacies
  • Intersection of Emergent Literacies & Digital Humanities

Proposed manuscripts may take many forms, including (but not limited to) innovative applications of best practices, literature reviews, or conceptual papers that explore the future of emerging literacies.
We wholeheartedly welcome submissions on emergent literacies and/or approaches not listed above. We encourage manuscripts that explore innovative intersections of various literacies, approaches, and pedagogical approaches.

The theme issue, Volume 46 Issue 2, will be published in June 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted by February 24, 2018. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on revisions in February and March 2018. Final manuscripts will be due by April 7, 2018.

Proposals/abstracts due: October 15, 2017.

Send proposals/abstracts or inquiries to both:
Tammy Ivins (, Transfer Student Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and
Sylvia Tag (, Librarian for Colleges/Departments/Programs at Western Washington University

Monday, August 07, 2017

CFP: ILA Reaching Forward Conference (May 4, 2018 - Rosemont, Illinois)

ILA Reaching Forward Conference Call for Proposals
On behalf of the ILA Reaching Forward Forum, I personally invite the members of the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 Reaching Forward Conference.
The Reaching Forward Conference is the nation’s largest single-day conference for library staff of all areas of service and levels of expertise from public, school and special libraries. We offer over 40 conference sessions covering a wide array of topics, from advocacy and management, to programming (adults, teens and youth), collection development, reference, technical services, serving special populations and so much more.
The planning committee would love to have your forum represented with a speaker panel or program.  Our 29th Annual Conference will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois. Proposals can be submitted via the online form.  Proposals can be saved and revised at any time prior to the submission deadline of Friday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m.
If you have any questions, please let me know. We look forward to hearing from you!
ILA Reaching Forward Co-Chair

Patrice Johnson | Librarian II
Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago Public Library
400 S. State St. | Chicago IL  60605| 312 747 4713

Friday, August 04, 2017

CFP: Critical Librarianship - 2017 OK-ACRL (Tulsa, OK - November 10, 2017)

Information is not neutral. The concept of "authority" includes innate bias toward people with privilege. The cultural, socioeconomic, and racial backgrounds of students have an effect on the way they seek information. Access to information is a human rights issue.

These are all examples of ideas that fall under the umbrella of "Critical Librarianship." ( How are you applying these ideas in your library? Where do you see a need for critlib at your institution? How can we serve our students more equitably? How can we increase diversity within the profession?

Brainstorm and submit a proposal to present at the 2017 OK-ACRL Conference. Proposals are due October 6th and presenters will be notified of acceptance by October 20th. Please contact Karl Siewert at with any questions. The conference will be held on the Oklahoma State University Tulsa campus on November 10, 2017.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

CFP: Framing Inclusion and Exclusion in Information Behavior Research and Practice - 2017 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium (Washington DC)

2017 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Call for Participation:
Framing Inclusion and Exclusion in Information Behavior Research and Practice

Date: October 28, 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, D.C. (Arlington, VA), USA

Keynote: Dr. Paul T. Jaeger, College of Information Studies and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), University of Maryland

The 17th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium focuses on the theme of inclusion and exclusion. This theme acknowledges that advances in information and communication technology, such as the Internet, social media, and mobile devices have afforded individuals and communities new ways of connecting with one another and of accessing vast quantities of information, but that many individuals and groups still remain at the periphery of the information society. These groups include, but are not limited to: older persons, geographically or socially isolated persons, migrant persons, disabled persons, economically disadvantaged and displaced persons, global youth, and others who are often considered at-risk and vulnerable. While some scholars have considered these populations and their information behavior and practices, the aims of this Symposium are to strengthen and build the community of scholars and information professionals who critically consider issues related to inclusion and exclusion in their work. It also aims to provide an opportunity for scholars and professionals to reflect and gain feedback on their ongoing studies, to take in new perspectives, and to engage in theoretical debates.

SIG-USE Symposium organizers invite poster (~500-word abstract) and short paper (<2000-word abstract) contributions that describe completed research and research-in-progress, and that showcase empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological findings or rich practice cases and demonstrations, from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. To read the SIG-USE Symposium's full Call For Participation, please visit:

Poster and short paper abstracts should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Be submitted as two versions: the first should include (a) name(s), title, and institutional affiliation(s) at the top; the second should be blinded to facilitate review, and not include name(s), titles, or affiliation(s).
  • Be submitted as two .pdf files, named according to the following conventions: '2017_SIGUSESym_####_Lastname.pdf' and '2017_SIGUSESym_####_Blinded.pdf' (where '####' is a 4- or 5-digit number of your choosing, to avoid multiple files with identical names).
  • Be e-mailed to Leslie Thomson ( by midnight EST on September 5, 2017.

Accepted documents will be circulated prior to and following the Symposium, when possible. Please indicate in the text of the submission e-mail whether or not we may post the abstract to the public SIG-USE website before and after the Symposium is held.

To register for the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Meeting and the SIG-USE Symposium, visit: (early bird deadline September 15, 2017). For more information about SIG-USE or this event, visit:

Neither submission nor acceptance of an abstract are requirements for registration at the SIG-USE Symposium.

We hope to see you there!

Leslie Thomson
Chi Young Oh
Stan Karanasios
2017 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Co-chairs