Friday, February 16, 2018

CFP: ALA 2018 panel participants on the intersection of the arts, social justice, and librarianship

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) and Theatre Library Association (TLA) are looking for panelists attending ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans who are at the intersection of librarianship, the arts, and social justice.

Are you an artist? Do you work with artists? This discussion panel might explore questions such as: What roles do libraries play in supporting artistic expression? For librarian-artists, how does artistic practice influence your work as a librarian and vice versa? And how does social justice, with feminism being one dimension of this, intersect with artistic practice and librarianship? All areas of the visual and performing arts are welcome.

If these questions interest you and you would like to speak on a panel for our Discussion Forum at ALA 2018, please complete the following form:

The panel discussion will take place on Monday June 25 at 8:30 a.m. The WGSS Program Planning Committee looks forward to hearing from you!
ACRL WGSS Conference Program Planning Committee Member

Eamon Tewell
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Long Island University, Brooklyn
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

CFP: Marketing Libraries Journal (Peer-reviewed Open Access Journal)

Call for Papers
Marketing Libraries Journal

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Summer 2018)

Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2018 (peer reviewed manuscripts)
Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018 (practical articles)
Submit manuscripts online at

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

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

1. Articles (peer reviewed) (20-25 pages): research-driven articles that aim to provide original scholarship in the field of library marketing, communications, and outreach.

2. Practical Articles  (8-10 pages) (editorial reviewed): articles that focus on best practices and advice. Although these articles are practical, they are written in a formal, academic tone. 

Advocacy: articles that focus on developing relationships with stakeholders to help raise awareness and loyalty for library services and resources. This may relate to communicating with government, administration, and the greater community

Branding: articles that illustrate how libraries develop their visual identity for their services and resources.   
From the Trenches: articles that show outcomes of a particular marketing initiative or campaign.
Marketing Campaigns:  case studies of a marketing campaign and the desired outcomes and objectives sought.
Technology/ Software/apps/: reviews of web sites, and software tools that support library marketing activities. These articles are also written in a formal, academic tone. 
Manuscript Format
• Manuscript style should follow the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
• Submissions should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides
• Page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page
• The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address
• Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 100-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1
• One submission per author per call
• Allow 3 months for manuscript status notification

Submission Process

Submit manuscripts online at

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

Editorship and Ethics

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

CFP: Beyond Book Displays: Leveraging Special and Archival Collections to Up Your Library’s Marketing Game (ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group - NYC March 23, 2018)

CFP: Beyond Book Displays: Leveraging Special and Archival Collections
to Up Your Library’s Marketing Game

ACRL National Library Marketing & Outreach (LMaO) Interest Group (Greater NYC Meetup)

Spring 2018 meeting
Friday March 23, 2018

Are you an information professional who has creatively leveraged archival materials or special collections to market your library’s services, resources, collections or expertise? Or are you an archives or special collections professional who has worked with a library on an outreach project? We want to hear your stories about how you used your archival materials to promote your library!

Submit your Proposal here:

RSVP : ​

Meeting Location: Berkeley College, Manhattan Campus, 3 East 43rd Street, 6th floor, room 603, New York, NY (2 minute walk from Grand Central Terminal)
When: Fri March 23, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Link to Google map:

About the ACRL National LMaO Interest Group:

Launched at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, this interest group encourages regional meet ups around the U.S. as a central initiative. The ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group has been created for Academic Librarians interested in Marketing and Outreach. This group is open to all. For more information, please see our Facebook presence at

Refreshments will be served!!
Our meeting is open to all!
Please bring photo I.D.

Mark Aaron Polger, Co-Chair
First Year Outreach Librarian
College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Robin O'Hanlon, Co-Chair
Assistant Library Director, Outreach and Public Services
The Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Maria Deptula, Co-Chair
Library Director, Berkeley College (Paramus Campus)
201-967-9667 ext. 1764

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CFP: Catholic Library World

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author's full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

For more information, please visit this website:

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CFP: Beyond the Numbers (Conference on Data Ecosystem - St. Louis, MO November, 2018)

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its third biennial conference on economic information: "Beyond the Numbers"

Conference URL:


"The data ecosystem" encompasses all the institutions and people involved in the production, management, and use of economic data, from the newest undergraduate student to the seasoned librarian to the venerable economist. This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them. We encourage users, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face.

Possible topics include:

  *   Best practices and common missteps in using economic data
  *   New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  *   Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data
  *   Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  *   Data description, citation, and findability
  *   Research data management for economics and related disciplines

Proposal types include:
  *   Sessions: 45-minute full sessions or 20-minute short sessions
  *   Panels and roundtable discussions: 45-60 minutes
  *   Tutorials and hands-on workshops: 90 minutes

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain. For tutorials and workshops, explain what resource you will demonstrate and how the tutorial will benefit attendees. Workshops based on software resources should also include a brief description of necessary skills and tools required for participants. All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee

Please submit your proposals by Monday, April 30, 2018, via email to Refer to the submission template.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

CFP: Radical Libraries, Archives & Museums as 2018 Allied Media Conference (Detroit, Michigan June 2018)

2018 Allied Media Conference                                       
Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums
June 14-17, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan 

Libraries, archives, and museums do media-based work that educates, informs, and creates bridges to culture and technology. The Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums (RadLAM) track will address a broad range of media-based organizing themes: envisioning libraries, archives, and museums as centers supporting movements for social equity; providing information and cultural heritage; and serving as places to explore how to use art, media, and technology for social transformation.

Coordinators of this track are:   Amanda Seppala, Bekezela Mguni, Celeste Â-Re, Irina Rogova, Jessea Young, Laurel Johnson, Linda Nguyễn, Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough, Porchia Moore, Shoshanna Wechter, Sine Hwang Jensen, Tess Wilson, Veronica Leigh Milliner, Wit Lopez.

We welcome proposals for sessions that will be accessible to participants of all professional backgrounds, and interpret the work of libraries, archives, and museums through the lens of media-based organizing. In previous years we have covered a range of subjects such as restorative justice practices in teen librarianship, community archives that center the narratives of people of color, and anti-racist pedagogy for museum education.
We are especially interested in sessions that:
  • Provide interactive hands-on trainings, workshops, and skillbuilding for attendees;
  • Challenge traditional library, archive, and museum structures, institutions, and organizations;
  • Consider the role of librarians, archivists, and curators in strengthening the knowledge, culture, and collective memory of communities impacted by social and economic disparity and state-sanctioned violence;
  • Address racism, sexism, white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, and issues of inclusion in libraries, archives, or museums;
  • Sessions led by or centered around the voices of women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, and members of nondominant communities.

Beyond the themes outlined above, if the idea of Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you!  The deadline to submit proposals is March 16, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. Submit proposals on the Allied Media website form

For questions about Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums, or to discuss session ideas with our coordinating team, please contact Veronica Leigh Milliner at or Nakenya Yarbrough at or Shoshanna Wechter at

CFP: ASIS&T 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Vancouver, Canada - November 2018)

The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology

November 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada


This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use. As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift. ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.

We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes. The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).

We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published
in the proceedings.


The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site

All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:

AM18 Proposal Template

Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:

Tutorial Proposal Form

For more information, please visit

Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials

Submission System opens: Tuesday, 2 January, 2018 
Submissions due: Monday, 2 April, 2018
Notifications: Friday, 4 May, 2018
Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018

Visual Presentations
Submission System opens: Tuesday, 2 January, 2018 
Submissions due: Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
Notifications: Friday, 15 June, 2018
Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018

CFP: Information and Learning Science - Peer reviewed Journal

Call for Submissions:  Information and Learning Science journal

The Information and Learning Science journal is currently seeking submissions that explore all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources. 

Information for authors can be found here:

Aims & Scope
Information and Learning Science embraces and explores all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources.  Also the interdisciplinary study of teaching and learning across key fields within information and learning sciences and beyond. Account will be taken of social, cultural, economic, ergonomic, ethical and sectoral issues.  Published papers will be based on high quality, peer-reviewed, verified research in the fields described and listed.

Key topic areas will include:
  • Developments in information architectures
  • Learning and information system design and use, including learning analytics
  • The provision, discovery, delivery and use of learning objects
  • The role of information and learning spaces – digital and physical
  • Human information behaviour
  • Human information processing 
  • Information experiences in teaching and learning
  • Reading, information and learning
  • Information transformation and learning
  • Work, learning and continuing development
  • Digital and ‘post-digital’ futures
  • Intellectual property rights, privacy and security in the digital environment
  • Collaborative, competitive and integrative working
  • Evaluation and appraisal of digital information objects and learning
Those who are interested in acting as referees, please send a short biographical information email to Marcy Simons at 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

IFLA 2018: Call for Papers on Data Librarianship

Colleagues and All Data Librarians,

Please consider sharing your experience at what we expect to be a very exciting session.

The IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section, jointly with the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and the Education and Training Section, invite submissions for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018

Theme: "Tricks of the Trade of a Data Librarian: Learning it ALL"

This call is to invite librarians to share how their libraries are defining and incorporating the role of the data librarian, as well as addressing data literacy, data management, data curation, data services, and other issues dealing with this exciting topic. 

Deadline for Submissions: 8 March 2018

Monday, February 05, 2018

CFP: Scholarly Communication and Library Management (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Scholarly Communication and Library Management
Publication due 2019

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Su Epstein, Saxton B. Little Free Library

Libraries hold a valued and valuable role in scholarly communication. With the advent of online communications and increasing competition in both scholarly outlets and tenured roles on campuses, how scholars contribute to academic discourse has become increasingly complicated, and libraries have taken on more in this area. In the public sector, libraries are working more with nontraditional education venues and finding greater need for understanding and utilizing scholarly communications formerly reserved for academia. ALAO seeks submissions for the “Scholarly Communication and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how libraries can deepen their role in scholarly communication and strengthen services and resources for scholars and peers.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • Improving understanding around research methods
  • The civility movement in public libraries and its counterpart in scholarly communication
  • The role of libraries in critically evaluating information resources
  • How libraries teach the basics of scholarly communication
  • How libraries can benefit and utilize scholarly communication

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
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Scholarly Communication and Library Management.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at by April 15, 2018.

Submission deadlines
  •  Submission deadline for proposals: April 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  June 15, 2018
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  October 1, 2018
  • Comments returned to authors:  December 15, 2018
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  February 1, 2019

Thursday, February 01, 2018

CFP: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP) - New OA Journal

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP)
Vol. 1 (Fall 2018) Deadline: May 5, 2018

Interested in publishing an article about teaching and learning or innovative pedagogy? The world should know about the great learning experiences you are creating for students.

Academic Technology and the Library at Humboldt State University are pleased to invite you to consider publishing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP). SOTLIP is an interdisciplinary open-access journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

The purpose of SOTLIP is to facilitate systematic inquiry into teaching practices of all types, and publish the work of faculty, staff, and students. Peer review for select articles is available.

Benefits of SOTLIP include
- improving teaching, pedagogy expertise;
- increased student learning;
- sharing and collaboration, in the study of teaching and learning; and
- a publishing platform with statistical analysis of article use and downloads.

Details about this journal and submission guidelines are available at Or contact us at

CFP: CARMA 2018: Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences (Spain - July 2018)

CARMA 2018 - Call for Papers

Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences

2nd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics

July 12 - 13, 2018. Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
twitter: @carmaconf

Research methods in economics and social sciences are evolving with the increasing availability of Internet and Big Data sources of information. After the great success of the first edition, the CARMA Conference has become a leading forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and advances on how emerging research methods and sources are applied to different fields of social sciences as well as to discuss current and future challenges.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Internet and Big Data sources in economics and social sciences
    • Social media and public opinion mining
    • Google Trends and Search Engine data
    • Web scraping
    • Geospatial and mobile phone data
  • Big Data methods in economics and social sciences
    • Sentiment analysis
    • Internet econometrics
    • Information quality and assessment
    • Crowdsourcing
  • Internet and Big Data applications
    • Official statistics
    • Tourism forecasting
    • Business analytics with social media
    • Social behavior and mobility patterns
    • Consumer behavior, eWOM and social media marketing
    • Politics and social media
    • Bibliometrics and sciencetometrics
  • Digital transformation and global society
    • Privacy and legal aspects
    • Electronic Government
    • Smart Cities
    • Industry adoption
    • Gender bias
If you are interested in organizing a special session as part of CARMA 2018, please contact the organization at

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 23 March, 2018
Acceptance notification: 11 May, 2018
Camera ready due: 28 May, 2018
Conference: 12-13 July, 2018

About the venue

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer. More info at:

Submission guidelines

Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers or extended abstracts, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Submissions (extended abstracts or full papers) must be written in English and should be in PDF format. They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at:

Full-paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages (A4 size), incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Extended abstracts (which will not receive a DOI) should not exceed 3 pages.

These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines (by being more than 8 pages, altering margins or not following the template) will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

CARMA 2018 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is: