Thursday, May 23, 2019

CFP: Bucknell University 6th Digital Scholarship Conference - October 2019, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania #BUDSC19

Bucknell University will host its sixth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC19) on campus from October 11th - 13th. The theme for this year’s conference is “From Wonder to Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship

While every digital scholarship endeavor may be unique, many are kindled in a moment of wonder and are given form through three areas of activity -- the spark, the flow, and the sharing.

Wonder excites you, breaks inertia and sparks you into action. A great idea for a creative endeavor begins to take shape.

As a project or program starts to come together, activity flows, weaving itself into existence as purpose lends clarity to action. You're now building the project, teaching the class or using the technology.

The project nears completion, and your creation is ready to be shared, to bring wonder to others and to ignite their own spark. The cycle starts anew.

Sessions at this conference will be organized around each of these three actions -- the spark, the flow, and the sharing. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Exciting new ideas, projects, or technologies that spark the imagination,
  • Activity flows that transform the spark into action,
  • Stories about how you share the wonder.

Please keep in mind that these are only examples! Don’t be afraid to be creative with your submission.

Proposals may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

#BUDSC19 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners--faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others--engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the journey of digital scholarship.

We look forward to building on the success of the last five years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2018 meeting or search our archived sessions.

Join us to discuss the Journey of Digital Scholarship, where wonder leads to action.

Proposals are due: 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US), Thursday, June 6th
Notifications will be sent mid-July
If you have any questions please contact:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CFP: Diversity and Inclusivity in Collection Building workshop (Colorado) - July 11, 2019

Are you working on a project to acquire more diverse or inclusive resources for your library? Are you integrating diversity or inclusivity into Collection Management or Technical Services at your library?  Have you found a way to make Open Educational Resources accessible to students and faculty? Do you have other programs, projects or ideas about diversity and inclusivity in collection building?  If so, please consider submitting a proposal for the Diversity and Inclusivity in Collection Building workshop co-sponsored by the CO Alliance of Research Libraries and the Colorado Academic Library Association.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is June 12th

For more information and to register for the event see:

Collections Strategies Librarian
Auraria Library

Thursday, May 16, 2019

CFP: OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference 2019, Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix, Arizona

Submit a proposal to showcase the great work being done by your institution
OCLC is seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around library futures—more specifically, how libraries act as catalysts within their communities by providing new solutions, partnerships, and services to inspire change and innovation. Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 3, 2019.  For more information, refer to the OCLC web page: View as webpage

At the OCLC Library Futures Conference, library leaders across all library types will come together to share ideas, learnings, and insights to guide the library profession into the future. We invite you to contribute your knowledge and experiences to the conversation.
We are actively seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around library futures—more specifically, how libraries act as catalysts within their communities by providing new solutions, partnerships, and services to inspire change and innovation in the following categories:
  • Exceed user expectations: Meet evolving needs
  • Create measurable impact: Become indispensable
  • Lead with technology: Innovate with confidence
  • Build powerful networks: Achieve more together
We encourage you to submit a topic for a 20–30-minute presentation around one or more of the theme areas listed above. We also have a list of “idea starters” on the event site for your reference. 
Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 3, 2019. If you have any questions about the proposal process, please reach out to

CFP: International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE)

Currently, I am in the process of editing a forthcoming publication entitled the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication.

The International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE) provides perspectives on the theory, development, and application of innovations in teaching and learning. Authors share ideas, case studies, and original research on pilot projects, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other innovations in teaching and learning. Targeting educators, administrators, researchers, technologists, and specialists, IJITLHE creates the opportunity to share successes and failures when reimagining teaching and learning. The journal seeks quantitative and qualitative research papers, case studies, and reflections on experiences in teaching and learning in higher education.

You can find more information about the journal here: and you can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at

I hope that you consider submitting to this new and exciting journal. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,Jean, Editor-in-Chief
Jean Gudenas, MLIS, AHIP | Associate Professor
Director of Information Resources and Collection Services
Medical University of South Carolina
843-792-8309 |

Thursday, May 09, 2019

CFP: Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services

Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services is now accepting manuscript submissions.

LCATS is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal provides a forum for the international exchange of ideas and experiences among members of the library collection management, technical services, vendor and publishing communities throughout the world. The journal focuses on many of the specializations within the broad areas of library collection management and technical services including acquisition of materials in academic, public, school and special libraries; cataloging and authority control; outsourcing of technical services operations; electronic publications; gifts and exchanges.

Please consider LCATS as the journal for your publication.

To submit your manuscript submission and for instructions to authors:

Email any questions to the interim editor at:

CFP: Mountain Plains Library Association Annual Meeting (October 31-November 2nd - Albuquerque, New Mexico)

The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is a twelve state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. This October 31st - November 2nd, the conference will be held in partnership with the New Mexico Library Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

To submit your CE or single workshop proposal, go here:

Our libraries serve an incredible array of communities. As a conference program committee we are excited to see that diversity of experience represented in thriving, complex, and culturally rich Albuquerque. Further, workshops presented in Spanish are welcome and encouraged.

Sessions are selected by July 1st, 2019. We can't wait to read your good ideas!

Margo Gustina
NMLA Conference Helper

CFP: 2019 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (St. Louis - November 2019)

Showcase your best work at the 2019 Library Marketing and Communications Conference. The Call for Proposals is now open!

The 2019 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) Planning Committee invites you to submit presentation proposals for consideration to our 5th Annual LMCC Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will be held November 13-14, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Successful proposals will showcase the tried and true, the latest trends, and the best practices in marketing and communications. Provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied to any library’s communication and marketing efforts. We’re looking for speakers who have done this work long enough to have experiences and lessons to share. You should be able to discuss the theory behind your decisions, as well as your actions themselves, and your results. Ideally, your presentation will be applicable and transferable to other types and sizes of libraries.

Have an idea? Please apply! The deadline is May 24, 2019.
We welcome all proposals for consideration. Possible topics include:
·         Communications / PR / Media relations
·         Strategy / Research / Planning / Style guides
·         Workflow management
·         Staff buy-in / Internal support and partnerships
·         Diversity
·         User experience / Accessibility
·         Advocacy / Funding
·         Partnerships
·         Embedding
·         Promoting outreach programs & services
·         Engaging user groups
·         Videography / Animation / Editing
·         Social media
·         Graphic design
·         Website design
·         Other technology / Software
We welcome all proposals for consideration, including proposals from individuals or colleagues who want to co-present. We also encourage panel submissions in which speakers will share different takes on the same topic.
For more information on submitting your proposal, the proposal timeline, the criteria for acceptance and the Call For Proposals form, visit

CFP: BitCurator Users Forum 2019 (Yale University - October 2019)

Call for Proposals

BitCurator Users Forum 2019: Communities of Practice

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) invites proposals for the 2019 BitCurator Users Forum, to be held October 24-25 at Yale University. An international, community-led organization with 42 member institutions, the BCC promotes and supports the application of digital forensics tools and practices in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations.

In previous years, the BitCurator Users Forum has focused on sharing strategies, approaches, and best practices for using digital forensics tools and methods within processing workflows in archives, libraries, and museums. While we still encourage proposals in these topic areas, this year we are seeking to expand the scope and discussions at the 2019 Users Forum to explore themes and concepts across organizations and fields of practice, such as collaboration, advocacy, ethics, and other areas. We particularly welcome participation from organizations and individuals working outside of academic and special collections libraries, as well as individuals working outside of the United States. See more details on our Call for Proposals page.

Please note that the BitCurator Users Forum is open to all. You don't need to be a BCC member to submit a proposal and/or attend the event.

The first day of the BitCurator Users Forum will feature an introduction to digital forensics workshop aimed at practitioners who are just getting started working with digital forensics tools and methods. This workshop will include an overview of digital forensics concepts, and will mostly focus on hands-on exercises and activities. Other programming on both days of the Forum will include a variety of sessions, from to participant-driven workshops to panel presentations.

Submission Information

Submission Deadline: May 17, 2019
Acceptance Notification: June 14, 2019

Participant-focused session formats
Sessions facilitated by individuals or groups welcome. 60 minutes - 4 hours
Please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract describing the session format and topic(s).

The Program Committee particularly encourages participant-focused session formats that incorporate interactivity. This can include any type of non-traditional session format, such as peer-to-peer learning sessions, collaborative working sessions, roundtables, etc.

Individual or group submissions welcome. 30 - 60 minutes
Please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract. If submitting as an solo speaker, individual panelists may be matched by the BCC Program Committee based on complementarity of subjects or overarching themes.

We encourage presentations to move beyond the case study and address pressing issues, best practices, opportunities for collaboration, visions, and expanded uses for digital forensics in libraries, archives, museums, and beyond. The Program Committee strongly encourages proposals from underrepresented groups, and/or those that feature the perspectives of a variety of roles, organizations, or fields. We particularly welcome alternative panel formats (pecha kucha, group discussions, or others) that will facilitate dialogue and enlarge participation.

Lightning Talks
1 presenter, 5-12 minutes
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Lightning talks are a great format for case studies, digital forensics “success stories” or “tragic tales,” and research updates.

The BCC Program Committee recognizes that the field of digital forensics is broad and diverse, and accepts proposals that focus on any related topic from any field. We particularly encourage proposals to consider areas of interest such as:

  • Integration and Collaboration
    • How have cross-departmental or intra-institutional projects helped to build, teach, or improve digital archives workflows and outcomes?
    • Are there examples of tools or systems that have been linked or leveraged to improve preservation outcomes? What areas of opportunity exist for future integrations?
    • What communities of practice exist around digital archives?
    • What challenges and opportunities are involved in cross-disciplinary digital archives collaborations?
  • Advocacy and Building Capacity
    • How are you building capacity through “in-reach” and cross-training?
    • How does your work with digital archiving connect to other forms of advocacy and organizing?
    • What does successful advocacy for digital archives, preservation, and forensics look like?
    • How can we better demonstrate the value of digital archives and digital forensic work?
    • How can staff at small or underfunded organizations advocate for the time, tools, and expertise to conduct digital archives work?

  • People and Policy
    • What training curricula exist for working with digital archives and forensics? Are existing options sufficient?
    • How do people come to work with digital archives, preservation, and forensics? What skills from past experience have proven valuable?
    • How do digital archivists learn on the job?
    • What policies impact the experiences of digital archives workers?
    • How can we balance the need to maintain existing infrastructure with innovation and responding to new technologies?

  • Ethics
    • How do privacy and security, donor relations, institutional risk tolerance, and other ethical issues affect your work with digital archives?
    • How do we address the fact that doing one’s work often means relying on tools and techniques that were originally developed for the law enforcement community?
    • How do we address the environmental impact of large digital archives while managing researcher’s expectations of immediate/online access to digital materials?

How to Submit
Submit proposals here.

How Proposals will be Evaluated
The BCC Program Committee will review all 2019 BitCurator Users Forum proposals. To see the criteria used to evaluate proposals, click here.

Eligibility & Requirements
We welcome proposals from archivists, librarians, digital forensics software and systems providers (vendors), scholars, students, and other individuals working with digital forensics on a regular basis, regardless of BCC membership or organization size. We particularly welcome submissions from individuals working outside of the United States and/or outside of academic and special collections libraries.

Presenters must register for and attend the conference. Presenters must also designate their permission in the submission form related to livestreaming their presentation during the event, making a recording of their presentation available online, and posting their presentation slides online.

BitCurator Consortium
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) is an independent, community-led membership association that serves as the host and center of administrative, user and community support for the BitCurator environment. Its purpose is to support the curation of born-digital materials through the application of open-source digital forensics tools by institutions responsible for such materials.

The BCC is now welcoming institutions in all sectors and nations to join as General Members.  Member benefits include:
  • Access to the BCC help desk
  • Prioritization in future feature and enhancement requests
  • Dedicated educational offerings
  • Voting rights
  • Eligibility to serve on the BCC Executive Council and Committees
  • Service opportunities
  • Community engagement and networking
  • Professional development and training
  • Subscription to a dedicated BCC member mailing list
  • Special rates for BCC events, including the annual BitCurator User Forum

The BCC exists to ensure that the BitCurator community continues to thrive in the years to come. Please consider joining this growing community of practice and international conversation around this emerging set of practices.

For more information, visit