Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Call for Proposals: EBSS Virtual Research Forum (online - May 2020)

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee of ACRL invites proposals for presentations at their virtual research forum, to be held online in early May, 2020. The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway through a 10-minute lightning talk format. Participation in the forum offers presenters an opportunity to share their work in a peer-reviewed venue and receive feedback from the ACRL community. Lightning talks are selected via a competitive, blind review process.  

Proposals are due March 18, 2020. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of March 30. 


Proposals are evaluated based on the extent to which they: 
1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences. 
2. Represent innovative, original research.
3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis. 
4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. (Note: Research may be in progress at the time of proposal, but some results/findings must be available by the presentation date. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2020 will not be considered.)


To submit a proposal, submit the following as two separate documents (.doc or .pdf) via email to the current committee chair. The proposal document must NOT show your name, institution, or any personally identifying information. 

Title page, including:
  • Proposal title
  • The following information for each presenter:
    • Name and institution
    • Phone number
    • E-mail address

Proposal (250-300 words), including:
  • Proposal title
  • Statement of the research question(s)
  • Research goals and objectives
  • Design/methodology
  • Results or findings (or potential results or findings, if research in progress)
  • Explanation of relevance/value to academic librarians, especially to those in EBSS subject areas
  • Discussion of innovation/originality of research

Email submissions to EBSS Research Co-Chair Samantha Godbey at samantha.godbey@unlv.edu  by Monday, March 18, 2020.

Call for Submissions: BRASS Newsletter - Business Librarianship

Interested in seeing your name in print? Want to add another line to your CV?
Have something to share with other business librarians?

The Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee of BRASS is seeking articles for the next issue of its online publication Academic BRASS. Academic BRASS is a newsletter--not a journal--that publishes issue-based articles and information for the general and educational interest of BRASS members and academic business librarians.

Topics of interest to the editors are those dealing with business librarianship, such as resources, liaison and outreach activities, strategies, and instruction. Reviews of books, databases, and web sites are welcome as well.
Maybe you have another cool idea - that's fine too - get those submissions in!

Deadline for submissions for the upcoming issue is April 10, 2020.

You may want to see previous editions. For access to the full text articles of past issues of Academic BRASS, see http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/brass/publications/academicbrass<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ala.org_rusa_sections_brass_publications_academicbrass&d=DwMFAg&c=c6MrceVCY5m5A_KAUkrdoA&r=BFuzexAy3vRNcYdHtqZ8jp4kH2sydlDlqgc4UgYWfWg&m=P7P4Z-wV8a1IGUF98FneyOhxUTGuunOMd2GFZESW6-E&s=D21yH8NrGxVrlnpf4NrCUPP4YEzkzmB4zuz6dv4BfFQ&e=>

The typical length of an Academic BRASS article is 500-800 words, but past articles have been as long as 1,000 words or more. Authors should be guided by what they have to say rather than an arbitrary word length. All articles are subject to editing for length, style, and content. The newsletter follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition for all matters of style and citation. Authors whose articles include references to print or Internet resources are urged to observe the conventions set forth in that publication and on the APA web site (http://www.apastyle.org/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.apastyle.org_&d=DwMFAg&c=c6MrceVCY5m5A_KAUkrdoA&r=BFuzexAy3vRNcYdHtqZ8jp4kH2sydlDlqgc4UgYWfWg&m=P7P4Z-wV8a1IGUF98FneyOhxUTGuunOMd2GFZESW6-E&s=kXgluNInl5p-lja-KsgO9mWmLkDYQ9L10U_fxrWW50M&e=>).

Please send article proposals or submissions to both of the editors, Janet Franks at janet.franks@saintleo.edu and Wendy Pothier at wendy.pothier@unh.edu.

CFP: IFLA WLIC 2020, Dublin, Ireland Reference & Information Services Section

Call for Proposals
IFLA WLIC 2020, Dublin, Ireland
Reference & Information Services Section

Session Theme:  Enabling Information Ethics in a Technologically Saturated World

The Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) of IFLA invites speaker proposals for papers to be presented in its open session during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 2020.  For this session, the RISS seeks papers that address the ethical dilemmas faced today by reference and information services librarians. Details of the call for papers can be found at https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/reference-and-information-services/

Important dates:
2 March 2020: Deadline for the submission of proposal to speak

6 April 2020: Notification of acceptance

1 June 2020: Deadline for the submission of full paper

Please submit your proposal to:
Marydee Ojala
Secretary, RISS

and to

Kimberley Bugg
Chair, RISS

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Friday, February 07, 2020

CFP: 2020 Forum Intention and Serendipity: Exploration of Ideas through Purposeful and Chance Connections (November 2020 - Baltimore, Maryland)

LITA, ALCTS and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for the 2020 Forum, November 19-21 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Intention and Serendipity: Exploration of Ideas through Purposeful and Chance Connections


Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020

Our library community is rich in ideas and shared experiences. The 2020 Forum Theme embodies our purpose to share knowledge and gain new insights by exploring ideas through an interactive, hands-on experience. We hope that this Forum can be an inspiration to share, finish, and be a catalyst to implement ideas…together.

We invite those who choose to lead through their ideas to submit proposals for sessions or preconference workshops, as well as nominate keynote speakers. This is an opportunity to share your ideas or unfinished work, inciting collaboration and advancing the library profession forward through meaningful dialogue.

We encourage diversity in presenters from a wide range of background, libraries, and experiences. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also strongly encourage submissions from public, school, and special libraries.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees.

For additional information about the 2020 LITA/ALCTS/LLAMA Forum, please visit https://forum.lita.org.

For questions, contact Berika Williams, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at berika.williams@tufts.edu.

CFP: SEMLOL Spring Meeting 2020 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Livonia, Michigan March 27, 2020

The Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries, SEMLOL, is preparing a program for the Spring membership meeting titled Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

We welcome interactive workshops, presentations, lightning talks, and poster proposals sharing your experiences with a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Examples include but are not limited to: diversity and inclusion efforts at your library, events/programming/workshops pertaining to diversity and inclusion, promoting diversity and inclusion in librarianship, etc. Best practices, interactive activities, and creative ideas are all welcome. Presentations may be anywhere from 10 - 40 minutes long with time for questions. 

The Spring SEMLOL meeting will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Madonna University’s Franciscan Center.

To submit a proposal, please send a title, name of speaker(s), and an abstract of no more than 250 words to semlol.board@gmail.com by Friday, February 21, 2020. Accepted proposals will be notified by Friday, March 6th, 2020. 

LIS students are encouraged to submit proposals based on their coursework, jobs or internships. 

We look forward to your submissions! 

Holly Sorscher 

SEMLOL Executive Board
Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries

CFP: CARMA 2020 - Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences - July 8 - 9, 2020. Valencia, Spain @carmaconf

CARMA 2020 - Call for Papers

Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences

3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics
July 8 - 9, 2020. 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. These sources, methods, and applications converge in the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics. CARMA is a leading interdisciplinary 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.
The CARMA 2020 conference will be held on July 8-9, 2020 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), which has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019.

Topics of interest

The program committee encourages the submission of articles discussing challenges related to contemporary issues in Internet and Big Data in economics and social sciences.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:
  • Internet and Big Data sources in economics and social sciences
    • Google Trends and Search Engine data
    • Web scraping
    • Social media and public opinion mining
    • Geospatial and mobile phone data
  • Big Data methods in economics and social sciences
    • Sentiment analysis
    • Internet econometrics
    • Machine learning 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
    • Data Economy
    • Electronic Government
    • Smart Cities
    • Industry adoption
    • Gender bias
If you are interested in organizing a special session as part of CARMA 2020, please contact the organization at carmaconf@upv.es

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 14 February, 2020
Acceptance notification: 16 April, 2020
Camera ready due: 7 May, 2020
Conference: 8-9 July, 2020


All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings with a DOI and ISBN number. They will be published in open access by UPV Press and submitted to be indexed in major international bibliographic databases. The previous edition is already indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Web of Science Core Collection (former ISI Proceedings).

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, incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Extended abstracts should not exceed 3 pages. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.
CARMA 2020 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. This platform provides you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is:

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:
The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking across different disciplines.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

CFP: BRASS Online Symposium (Business Librarianship) - April 24, 2020

Call for Proposals:

The Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee of BRASS seeks proposals for engaging presentations to be part of an online symposium via Zoom on April 24th. Proposals may be submitted by anyone, but priority consideration will be given to proposals from BRASS members. Proposals should describe a 45-minute session (30 minutes for presentation with 15 minutes for facilitated discussion and/or question-and-answer) that relates to some aspect of business librarianship in an academic library setting. We seek proposals that will be interactive and provide practical takeaways for participants.

Proposal Components:
  • Title (50 words or less): Interesting and descriptive
  • Abstract (250 words or less): Summary of your presentation
  • Session outcomes (2-3): Describe what participants will learn during your session that they can apply at their library or in their role as a business librarian
  • Long Description: Describe how you will engage participants in an online session and make your presentation interactive. Detail the practical components of your presentation -- what will you teach attendees that will enrich their professional practice? What materials will you share (LibGuides, Lesson Plans, etc) with attendees that can be used as a reference or model?

Suggested topics should fall under the broad heading of interdisciplinary collaborations, and should include, but are not limited to:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data literacy and/or data visualization
  • The business information literacy one-shot
  • Creating effective online instruction for business information literacy
  • Building liaison relationships/instruction programs with difficult-to-reach departments (which may include: accounting, finance, human resources management, and business technology)
  • Developing business programming at your library
  • Advocating for new resources or program funding

The call for proposals will close on March 6th. Please use
https://forms.gle/d2HWMErjpuvtJjFF6>https://forms.gle/mhixEcnQ8eo9niNa6 to
submit proposals.

Questions can be directed to Alan Witt, Business Reference in Academic
Libraries Committee Chair at witt@geneseo.edu

Call for Submissions and Peer Reviewers for Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources

Submissions are invited for the Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources series sponsored by the Reference, Access, and Outreach (RAO) Section of SAA. This open-ended series of case studies is designed to illustrate the application of the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Case studies should detail the full scope of planning, implementing, and reflecting on an initiative that aims to teach one or more of the learning objectives implemented under the Guidelines, such that the reader could then use this case study to develop a similar initiative at their own institution. 

Case studies are accepted on a rolling basis. All submissions should be prepared using the submission form available at https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPS_Case_Study_Submission_Form-2019.docx. Please send questions, inquiries, and submissions to Jen Hoyer, Series Editor, at twps-casestudies@archivists.org

Call for Peer Reviewers
The Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources series sponsored by the Reference, Access, and Outreach (RAO) Section of SAA seeks individuals who conduct instruction work in archives and special collections to serve as peer reviewers for its open-ended series of case studies. Single-blind peer review is conducted using a rubric to evaluate and share feedback on submissions. All interested reviewers should email Jen Hoyer, Series Editor, at twps-casestudies@archivists.org to be added to our reviewer database.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

CFP: Emerging Learning Design Conference 2020 - Open All Hours: The Power of Open for Education’s Future Friday, May 29th, 2020 (University Park, Pennsylvania)

Emerging Learning Design Conference 2020
Open All Hours: The Power of Open for Education’s Future
Friday, May 29th, 2020
Learn more and Submit by March 15th: http://bit.ly/ELD2020 

As we enter a new decade of the budding millenia, open has permeated all areas of academia. In research, funding agencies and faculty senates are mandating open access policies throughout the world. As storage costs have fallen and download speeds have increased, open data is gaining a foothold for both making research data available and by opening up new avenues for further analysis. Open source and open development continues to be a strong and active segment in a range of technologies. Meanwhile, across a wide range of colleges and universities open textbooks and open educational resources are gaining publicity as rising costs of higher education has become a topic for nightly news. All of this openness across higher education has been and will continue to impact pedagogy for the foreseeable future. 

Join Emerging Learning Design in an exploration of what it means to be open in the twenty-twenties and how open in all its forms has the power to revamp teaching and learning.

In the past year, the Emerging Learning Design Executive Board has reflected upon our decade of experience as well as looked out to understand the changing needs and stresses on faculty, staff, and students today. The ELD Board is excited to announce a new format for the 10th year anniversary of the organization. For the last 9 years, the ELD conference has morphed and changed as opportunities, trends, and partners have come and gone. We hope this new model will excite our long-time followers as well as provide opportunities for new voices to be heard.

In order to leverage our strengths while providing a flexible environment for those unable to travel, we are moving to a hybrid model for the 2020 conference. This hybrid model is in two respects: 
  1. We will have both in-person and online sessions - the in-person sessions will be live-streamed for those that register for our online-only offering. Additionally, accepted presenters will have the opportunity to participate fully online as well.
  2. Taking a cue from our successful Donuts and Design sessions during the 2019 conference, we will continue to host both peer-reviewed and unconference sessions throughout the conference. 
We hope moving to this model will both alleviate the high costs for professional travel that many of us face as well as provide new opportunities to explore scholarship and development in 2020 and beyond.

Physical Conference Location:

Pattee and Paterno Libraries
Penn State University  
University Park, PA 16802-1801

Online via Zoom

Teresa Slobuski
Head Librarian - Penn State Brandywine
MLIS - Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

CFP: IFLA WLIC2020 Joint Satellite Meeting, Aug 12, 2020, Galway, Ireland Artificial Intelligence in Discovery and User Experience

Call for Proposals
IFLA WLIC2020 Joint Satellite Meeting, Aug 12, 2020, Galway, Ireland
Information Technology and Reference & Information Services Sections
Hosted by National University of Ireland, Galway

Meeting Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Discovery and User Experience

There is increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in many aspects of library operations in particular public and reference services. Some vendors are also adding elements of AI in library products including discovery and research platforms. The role and impact of AI present both opportunities and challenges. This satellite will explore Open Search, discovery, user interface design and user experience and the role and impact of AI technologies in these areas.

We invite your proposals and to join us to share and explore the connections between reference and information services and IT through AI. IT plays a significant role in the development and use of AI technologies but its uses can have considerable impact and possible unintended consequences on library operations and services.  We are keen to see proposals that explore the important connections between the AI technologies and the operations and/or service side of all types of Libraries. Topics include but not limited to: 

·         Open Search, discovery
·         User interface design and user experience
·         AI technologies including Natural Language Generation/Processing, Machine/Deep Learning platforms, Text Mining, Speech/Facial Recognition, Virtual Agents, Decision Management, Biometrics 
·         Use and impact of AI-optimized hardware and "smart" devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple Siri
·         Multi format content recognition and processing
·         Search algorithms, and algorithmic literacy
·         Innovation in service delivery/library operations
·         Impact on reference work and chat/question answer services 
·         Ethical and professional concerns 

Submissions must include: 
·         Name, title, institution, and email of speaker(s)
·         Brief biographical statement about each speaker (max 100 words)
·         Title of proposed presentation
·         Abstract of presentation (max 300 words)
·         Language of presentation delivery

The deadline for submission is March 6, 2020.  Selection of papers will be based on the abstract. Each abstract will be blind reviewed by members of the organizing team from the IT and Reference & Information Services Sections. 

The full paper (max 2500 words, double line spaced) is due on June 5, 2020, and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere.  All proposals and full papers will be required to be in English but the presentation can be in any of the IFLA languages.

Questions can be sent to Christine.Brown@ualberta.ca

Abstracts should be submitted via this online form.

More conference details may be found here.

“Library 2020: Stories and Projects Sharing” - Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Southeast and Southwest Chapters Joint Online Conference April 2, 2020

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Southeast and Southwest Chapters Joint Online Conference Call for Proposal

Started in 1973, Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is a nationwide library association in the United States and Canada. CALA is also an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), International Federation of Library Associations Institutions (IFLA), and Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC).
The CALA Southeast and Southwest Chapter Joint Online Conference “Library 2020: Stories and Projects Sharing” will be held at 1pm-3pm (CDT), April 2, 2020. The conference committee is seeking speakers to present at the following sessions:
Presentation Session: The joint online conference offers a great opportunity for both CALA and non-CALA members to share their innovative ideas and projects. Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to share his or her project. Suggested topics include:
·       Acquisitions
·       Archives
·       Cataloging and metadata
·       Reference and instruction
·       Collection development and management
·       Data visualization/management
·       Digital preservation
·       Digital services
·       Electronic resources management - institutional repositories
·       Scholarly communications
·       Standards and specifications
·       Serials
·       Project management
·       Diversity library service/library services for multicultural or diverse population

Lighting Talk Session: This session is open only for library school students. Each presenter will have 5-7 minutes to share a great idea or question related to her or his library school project or research.

Please send your presentation or lighting talk topic and proposal to Jingshan Xiao (xiao@uhcl.edu) and Jia He (jiahe@southalabama.eduby March 6, 2020 to be considered. Presenters will be announced in March, 2020. If you know anyone who might be interested in presenting, please pass this information to them.

We look forward to hearing from you!
CALA Southeast and Southwest Chapter Joint Online Conference Committee

Jia He
Cataloging Electronic Resources Librarian
Liaison Librarian for International Students
Marx Library
P: (251)460-7711

University of South Alabama
5901 USA Drive N.,
Mobile, AL 36688