Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CFP: 2018 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: Indianapolis, Indiana (March 28-31, 2018)

Call for Papers: 2018 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: Indianapolis, Indiana (March 28-31, 2018)
Submission Deadline: 10/1/17

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held on March 28-31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott In Indianapolis, Indiana. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:
– Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
– Biography and film
– Biography and criminal justice
– Television programs about biography
– Biography and urban legends
– Biography and folklore
– Biography and literature
– Scholarly Biography
– Controversial Biography
– Psychoanalysis and Biography
– Historical Biography
– Political Biography
– Autobiography
Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2017 Event Management database at https://conference.pcaaca.org/.

The deadline is October 1, 2017.
Thank you for your interest!

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154
susie.skarl@unlv.edu OR susieskarl@gmail.com

CFP: 2018 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (Oregon - May 2018)

2018 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Saturday, May 19  through Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Timberline Lodge
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood

Call for Proposals

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
  • Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.
  • A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections to be held May 19-22, 2018.
  • A small (no more than 85 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.


WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management.  Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received.  We may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels.
Topics we and/or last year's attendees think would be great include:

  • Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections (e.g., hiring practices, developing / promoting staff from within, how we as libraries can influence what gets published in terms of diversity, etc.)
  • Evaluating your existing collections for diversity
  • Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)
  • Negotiation skills and how to use them
  • Ethics in acquisitions
  • Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability
  • Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.) Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
  • Impacts of Open Access  and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development
  • Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians
  • Small academic library or public library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development
  • Print today:  what are the collection management issues?
  • Trends and issues in licensing
  • Collection development beyond DDA/PDA, approval plans, etc.


The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2017.


Important Dates
Mon 9/18/17: Call for proposals announced
Sun 12/31/17: Proposals due
Wed 1/17/18: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified
Fri 1/19/18: Presenters confirm commitment to present
Mon 2/5/18: Registration opens

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is
Lindsay Cronk, University of Rochester;
Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;
Stacey Devine, Library of Congress;
Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University;
Kim Maxwell, MIT;
Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon; and
Scott Alan Smith, Librarian at Large

CFP: NASIG Annual Conference (Transforming the Information Community - June 2018 Atlanta, GA)

NASIG 33rd Annual Conference
Transforming the Information Community
June 8 to 11, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources, serials, library publishing and scholarly communication are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Forces developed for Electronic Resources Librarians, Print Serials Management, and Scholarly Communication Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies at https://goo.gl/hDbvyu

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:

  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis and development
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
  • Licensing and legal framework
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices
  • Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians as defined in the NASIG Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians and Print Serials Management.
  • Scholarly communication (copyright, institutional repositories, publishing, data management)
  • Life cycle of print serials
  • Workflow of print resources
  • Effective communication with those within and outside the library community
  • Supervision and management of staff working in areas included in the core competencies
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources or scholarly communication 
Please use the online form at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/800  to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals opens on September 18, 2017 and will close on November 15, 2017.

Please note the following:
  • The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.
  • Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
  • Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged and must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)
  • Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.
  • All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.
  • All speakers must honor NASIG’s Code of Conduct at https://goo.gl/zrRhuc 
  • NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content. 
Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org
We look forward to a great conference in Atlanta!

Violeta Ilik and Maria Collins
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CFP: Code4Lib 2018 (February 13-16, 2018) - Washington DC

Code4Lib 2018 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from February 13, 2018 - February 16, 2018.  More information about Code4lib 2018 is available on this year’s conference website http://2018.code4lib.org.

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

- Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
- Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
- Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development
- Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You'll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. In addition, we are holding a poster session at the conference. If you would be interested in presenting your topic as a poster, please indicate so on the submission form.


As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.
Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). In addition, panel participants will have registration slots held. The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Sunday, October 15,, 2017 at midnight PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on Monday, October 23, 2017 and continue through Monday, November 13, 2017.

**The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active (free) code4lib.org account to participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in December. **

Thank you,
The Code4Lib 2018 Program Committee

Monday, September 18, 2017

CFP: Onboarding in Academic Libraries

Call for Proposals: Onboarding in Academic Libraries

We would like to invite you to submit your proposal for an edited volume on “Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries” to be published by Nova Science Publishers (https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/index.php) in Fall 2018.

Interested scholars should submit a chapter proposal form by October 31, 2017 by visiting
https://gbcir.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Tct9EeBa1pbe5f This form requests the following information: primary contact’s name, primary contact’s email address, primary contact’s institution, tentative title, other co-author(s) names and institutions (if applicable), five keywords, and chapter abstract (max. 300 words; uploaded as a Microsoft Word document). Early submissions are encouraged. All submissions will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review. The reviewers will recommend full submissions from among the proposals.

The proposal should be a previously unpublished work. Upon acceptance of the chapter proposal, the final chapter should be completed not later than April 1, 2018. Contributions will be blind reviewed and returned with comments by June 1, 2018. Finalized chapters are due no later than July 1, 2018. The final contributions should not exceed 20 double spaced manuscript pages (7,000 words). Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent to authors upon acceptance of the proposal.


Introduction
Onboarding is defined as the “process of process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating and accelerating new team members, whether they come from outside or inside the organization. The prerequisite to successful onboarding is getting your organization aligned around the need and the role” (HR.com).  This edited book provides a comprehensive overview of onboarding library staff, paraprofessionals, and student workers in academic libraries.


Coverage
1. Review of Literature regarding onboarding and libraries
2. Face-to-Face Onboarding Initiatives (could include case studies)
3. Hybrid Onboarding initiatives (could include case studies)
4. Online Onboarding initiatives (could include case studies)
5. Designing Hybrid/Online Onboarding Training
6. Utilizing Learning Analytics


Proposed Timeline
The following represents a timeline for completing the edited volume:
October 31, 2017 – Proposal due including title, abstract, keywords
December 1, 2017 – Notification and additional information for accepted authors
April 1, 2018 – Draft Chapters due
June 1, 2018 – Chapters returned with reviewers' comments
July 1, 2018 – Final Chapters due
September 2018 – Manuscript due to Nova Science Publishers

Inquiries
Please forward your inquiries to
Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D.
Director – Office of Institutional Research & Training
Goldey-Beacom College
Twitter: @monicarysavy

CFP: Open Access Symposium 2017 (Stony Brook NY - October 27, 2017)

Open Access Symposium 2017
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook NY - October 27, 2017

CFP URL: http://library.stonybrook.edu/scholarly-communication/open-access-symposium-2017/presentations/

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Presented by the Stony Brook University Center for Scholarly Communication
Symposium Overview
Open in order to… features visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium presents and explores myriad open access and scholarly communication topics. The symposium brings open access front and center, with presentations, discussion and posters on its value and meaning for academics, students, researchers, and librarians.
 
Hear from experts in the field including keynote speakers Elliot Harmon, Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC.
 
Topics:

  • Open education
  • Net neutrality
  • Digital humanities
  • Public access to science and biomedical research
  • Research data
  • Diversifying scholarship through open access

  • Call for Panelist
    Panelists will each deliver a 10 minute presentation on one of the session topics listed above, and participate in an all panel Q & A discussion. Interested? Please fill out the panelist proposal form.
    Deadline
    Tuesday, October 3rd with notification of acceptance by October, 6th.

    Questions? Contact Darren Chase, Darren.Chase@stonybrook.edu 631.632.9830.
    Attending
    Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Registration fee will be waived for panelists and poster presenters.

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    CFP: HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018 (Berkeley CA January 2018)

    HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018                   
    January 25-26, 2018 - Berkeley, CA
    Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18

    IMPORTANT DATES

    October 15, 2017 - Call for Proposals Priority Deadline
    November 22, 2017 - Notification of Acceptance
    November 29, 2017 - Deadline for Early Bird Registration
    January 25-26, 2018 - HTRC UnCamp


    OVERVIEW
    The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

    Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

    TOPICS AND FORMATS
    Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

    Computational Text Analysis
    Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies

    Worksets and Corpus Creation
    HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data

    Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula
    Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies

    Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust
    Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies

    Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata
    Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools

    HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates
    Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What's new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development

    Proposals may include the following formats:

    • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.
    • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.
    • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

    About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:
    The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

    In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

    Submission Guidelines
    Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

    Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at  https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi

    EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

    The following information should be included in proposals:
    • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)
    • Title of the presentation/poster
    • Presenter name and affiliation
    • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)
    • Abstract (up to 250 words)
    • Keywords
    • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

    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 who work with metadata in academic, public and special libraries.

    Submit your presentation idea(s) using https://www.amigos.org/node/4657 by September 22, 2017.

    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, September 14, 2017

    CFP: Symposium on the Future of Libraries (ALA Midwinter - February 2018)

    The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries:

    CFP URL: http://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=VHYJSSVK
    Midwinter Meeting, Denver, CO: February 9-13, 2018

    Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.

    These concurrent sessions will provide attendees with an opportunity to share some of the innovative work they are currently exploring in their libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts.

    Individuals interested in submitting a session proposal will be asked to provide a session title, description, preferred session times, and participants' contact information. First review of proposals will begin September 17th - priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date.     

    The 2017 Symposium on the Future of Libraries featured over 25 sessions adressing topics including civic engagement, creative placemaking, entrepreneurship, knowledge discovery, mobile service models, universal design, virtual reality, and more.

    Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.

    Please contact Miguel Figueroa (mfigueroa@ala.org) with any questions about the Symposium or about submitting a proposal for a concurrent session.  

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    CFP: 2018 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Library Conference (Acme, Michigan - April-May, 2018)

    The call for proposals for the 2018 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Library Conference is open through Monday, October 16. Submit your session proposal online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLC2018. The theme of the 2018 conference is Open Doors, Open Minds, celebrating diversity and inclusion in libraries.

    Conference URL: http://www.michigan.gov/fyanconference

    The conference will be held April 30-May 2, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The conference is a specially crafted to reach the informational needs of small and rural library staff throughout Michigan. The three-day event features exhibitors, awards, keynote speakers and an array of sessions geared to libraries serving small and rural communities.

    The lead presenter of all accepted proposal will receive free registration and one night’s lodging at the Grand Traverse Resort!

    If you have questions about the event or submission process please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Evette M. Atkin
    Continuing Education Coordinator
    Library of Michigan
    atkine@michigan.gov
    517.373.3746