Thursday, December 07, 2017

CFP: 2018 Library Research Round Table Forum Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 21-26, 2018

Call for Papers
2018 Library Research Round Table Forum
Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research
ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 21-26, 2018

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 12, 2018.  Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, February 16, 2018.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods. 

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  3. Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2018 cannot be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.
 
The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  1. The paper title.
  2. A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  3. A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

Send submissions via email to:
Jennifer Sweeney
LRRT Chair
Lecturer, SJSU
Program Evaluation & Planning

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

CFP: Illinois Library Association 2018 Conference

Libraries of all types are places of refuge for members of our communities and institutions. The 2018 Illinois Library Association Conference, Libraries: All Inclusive, is a chance for us to come together and share our ideas about promoting inclusivity in our communities, among our patrons, and within our staffs. How are you welcoming underserved populations into your library? What can we do to build community, inside and outside the library walls?
Conference will take place at the Peoria (IL) Civic Center, from Tuesday, October 9, to Thursday, October 11. The link to the official Call for Programs is https://www.ila.org/events/conference-call-for-programs.

Share your ideas by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking programs including (but not limited to) the following topics:
  • Reaching underserved populations and/or segments of your community
  • Building communities
  • Small and rural libraries
  • Staff inclusion (support staff, etc.)
  • Library leadership – staff, trustees, and the community
  • Services to new Americans, refugees, ESL
  • Neurodiversity
  • Passive programming (library card not required)
  • Fandom
  • Gaming

The Deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
Please Note: Conference speakers who are employed by or a trustee of a library (academic, public, school, special), a library agency, or library school located in Illinois are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee for the conference. Speakers from outside the Illinois library community will receive a one-day waiver of their registration fee.

Questions about submitting a proposal? Click here for full information on how to submit your program proposal.

Eric A. Edwards
Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
EEdwards@ilsos.net

Monday, December 04, 2017

CFP: Diversity and Libraries - ABQLA conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (May 2018)

ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for their 86th annual conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec on Friday, May 4th, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is “All Inclusive: Leading, Inspiring, Empowering.” In an era of divisiveness and exclusion, libraries can play an important role in welcoming and empowering members of their communities.

How does your library celebrate diversity? What services do you offer that empower your patrons? How is your library ensuring a safe and welcoming space for all? The ABQLA Conference Committee strives to provide a range of sessions that are of interest to the broad library community, and we encourage proposals from libraries and organizations of all sizes.

Types of proposals:

Presentation: 30 to 45-minute sessions on research, projects, best practices, etc.
Workshop: 45 to 60-minute interactive sessions that engage participants in intensive discussion and/or activity.
NEW! Poster: short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special poster session.


For more information on the conference and ABQLA, please consult: http://www.abqla.qc.ca/

The submission deadline is January 21, 2018.

CFP: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL2018) - Fort Worth, Texas June 2018

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018L: https://2018.jcdl.org/) will be held in conjunction with UNT Open Access Symposium 2018 (https://openaccess.unt.edu/symposium/2018) on June 3 - 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.

General Instructions on submissions of full papers, short papers, posters and demonstrations, doctoral consortium, tutorials, workshops, and panels can be found at https://2018.jcdl.org/general_instructions. Below are the submission deadlines:

  • Jan. 15, 2018 - Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions
  • Jan. 15, 2018 - Full paper and short paper submissions
  • Jan. 29, 2018 - Panel, poster and demonstration submissions
  • Feb. 1, 2018 - Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
  • Mar. 8, 2018 - Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
  • Mar. 25, 2018 - Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
  • Apr. 5, 2018 - Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
  • Apr. 15, 2018 - Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Please email jcdl2018@googlegroups.com if you have any questions.

CFP: ALA Annual Panelists - Open Educational Resources (OER): Where libraries are and where we are going

Are you a distance or online librarian with experience in OER projects? Then we want to hear from you! The Distance Learning Section has teamed up with the CMS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group and arelooking for panelists with OER experience to participate in our co-sponsored panel at 2018 ALA Annual in New Orleans, entitled Open Educational Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We Are Going.

Applications due December 22nd, 2017, selected panelists will be notified in early January, 2018.

If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu) or Natalie Haber (natalie-haber@utc.edu), DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs.