Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Call for Book Chapters: Privacy and Safety in Remote Learning Environments

Call for Proposals—Book Chapters 

Working book title: Privacy and Safety in Remote Learning Environments  

Proposal submission deadline: January 21, 2022 

Interdisciplinary perspectives are highly encouraged 

Please share with those interested 



Online education is not a new phenomenon, but the Covid-19 pandemic caused a sudden and widespread shift online for many K-12 schools and higher education institutions that had little prior experience with it. Even as schools return to in-person classes, online platforms remain prevalent as backup and supplemental content delivery tools. While privacy issues related to education are not new, the sudden shift to online learning brought these concerns into sharp focus for many parents, educators, administrators, and researchers.  


The objective of this book is to reflect on the unintended breaches of privacy, safety, and security that occurred during the rush to move classes online, and to examine and propose solutions for more responsible future use of the platforms. 


This book will document how educational institutions approach privacy regarding students and educators, describe privacy initiatives implemented in response to online learning, and contribute to the growing discussion of how privacy and surveillance impact our users, especially students from our most vulnerable populations.  


We encourage a broad range of contributions, including original research, case studies, pedagogical approaches, and critical reflection papers. We especially encourage contributions from K-12 and higher education educators, research centers, museums, and libraries that facilitate online learning or online curriculum, and from underrepresented and historically marginalized racial, social, and/or class groups. Interdisciplinary perspectives are highly encouraged.  


Topics may include but are not limited to: 

  • Privacy policies of 3rd party EdTech platforms (Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, etc) 
  • Parental “spying” and classroom privacy 
  • Family privacy and synchronous online schooling 
  • Online harassment among students (private chats, doxing, social media, etc) 
  • Cameras in student private spaces  
  • Surveillance of student online activities 
  • Exam proctoring software and privacy concerns  
  • Personally Identifiable Information in online learning systems and susceptibility to cybercriminals  
  • Privacy, storage, and deletion policies for recordings and data 
  • Handling data removal requests from students  
  • Appointing a privacy expert in schools, universities, or districts 
  • How and why to perform security/privacy audits 
  • Student attitudes about online privacy 
  • Instructor privacy/safety concerns 
  • Libraries: privacy policies of ebook platforms 
  • Libraries: online reference services and transcripts 
  • Identity authentication best practices 
  • Learning analytics and “big data” in higher education  


Submission Procedures: 

Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals of not more than 500 words for chapters of 3,000-5,000 words (not including tables/figures and references). All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Inquiries should be sent to the editors and proposals submitted via the submission form (link below). 


Tentative timeline: 

  • January 21, 2022 / Chapter proposals due 
  • February 4, 2022 / Authors notified 
  • April 4, 2022 / Final chapters due 
  • June 15, 2022 / Post peer-review, final edits from editors/authors due 
  • Fall 2022 / Book published 


Submission form at (deadline of 1/21/2022) 


About the Book 

The book is published by Digital Scholarship Initiatives (DSI) at the James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University. DSI has been publishing peer-reviewed journals and hosting scholarly and creative works at MTSU since 2014. The book has no submission nor acceptance fees for manuscripts and will be published open access (free to read online), while also available as a print-on-demand option. Chapter contributions are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC 4.0). 


About the Editors  

Denise Quintel ( and Amy York ( are faculty librarians at the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. Collectively, the editors have a wide range of experience in web services and instructional technology. Please contact them with any questions.  

CFP: 14th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference #QQML2022 - Hybrid event Athens, May 2022

It is our pleasure to invite you in Athens city (24-27 May, 2022) for the 14th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2022, ) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).


The conference invites Special and Contributed Sessions, Oral Papers, Best Practices, Workshops and Posters.

Details about the types of distribution please visit:  


Plenary talks, Workshops and Special Sessions are included in the related page of the website


Because of the uncertain times we live the conference will be hybrid this year: Physically and virtually organized. This choice faces the challenges of the visa denial, virus pandemics etc.

 All necessary precautions will be taken into account and will be applied (limited numbers, masks, distance, vaccine, tests…).


Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al. 


Main theme: “Measuring of reading and literacy in future libraries: transformation and innovation” 

Sub- themes:

  1. New ICTs and their influence on everyday life of libraries:
    1. Artificial intelligence: Librarians and users experience
    2. Blockchain
    3. Agile
    4. Library Information systems, coalitions, networks
  1. Sustainable Development Goals:
    1. Green libraries
    2. Political, economic and social inclusion
    3. Strategies and initiatives
    4. Measurement and impact analysis
  1. Social Μedia and the marketing:
    1. Digital literacy
    2. Media literacy
    3. Users behaviour
    4. Communication

Future libraries

a.       Expanded boundaries

b.      New generation of services

c.       Innovative synergies and collaborations

Library theory and research: New theories, models and frameworks in LIS

Collection management:

a.       Google age and young people in libraries

      1. Public access and open access
      2. E-scholarship
      3. Academic and research libraries



·         Special Sessions

·         Workshops

·         Master theses separate session

·         PhD students with separate session


Free discussion seminar/ webinar

  1. Library Performance Indices.

Organizer: Markku A. Laitinen, Planning Officer, The National Library of Finland.

Short introduction lecture and free discussion in small groups and compilation of the work groups results in common session.

This is preceded by an advance task => We know this as Me-We-Us method.


At the web page:  you may send proposals:

1.            For Special Sessions (4-6 papers),

2.            Workshops (more than 1-3 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: or from the electronic submission

3.            Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers.


Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 12,000 words);

c. posters.


In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference: .

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page:

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines that are located in the above link.

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the QQML e- journal after the permission of the author(s).


The QQML e-  journal moved to


Doctoral and Postgraduate Sessions

Professors and Supervisors are recommended to encourage the contribution of Postgraduate theses and dissertations of their students.

In the Doctoral and Postgraduate Sessions the contributors resent their research, the topic, the objectives, the methodology and the ongoing work. 

Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2022 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at:


QQML 2022 Important Dates

Abstract submissions: January 15, 2022  EXTENSION February 15th

Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.

Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2022 (optional)

Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May  2022

Early bird Registration: up to 1st of March  2022


Submit a Proposal or a session to

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at . Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at:   or contact the secretary of the conference at :

Paper contributions have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals. QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost


Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,

On behalf of the Conference Committee


Kind regards,

Anthi Katsirikou (Ms)

Librarian, PhD, MSc

QQML Conference co-chair


Director, University of Piraeus Library

Adjunct Professor, Open University of Greece


President of  the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Professionals

Information Literacy Standing Committee Member, IFLA



Join us

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

CFP: INCONECSS Conference on Economics and Business Information: Deadline Jan 21, 2022 #EconBiz #BusinessLibrarians

 Do you have any best business librarian practices or good cooperation experiences you would like to share? (e.g. related to open science, open access, Open Educational Resources or any of the other topics below)

After 2016 and 2019, we will now organize the INCONECSS Conference for the third time - this time online.

INCONECSS - International Conference on Economics and Business Information
May 17-19, 2022, online conference
Call for contributions:
Conference website:

The abstract submission deadline is January 21, 2022.
INCONECSS is an international conference for researchers, librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies. INCONECSS wants to be a platform for the exchange on changing user needs and services as well as on the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing. INCONECSS encourages conversations between researchers, information specialists and other people working in fields related to information provision for research in Economics and Business Studies.
The world of business and economics research and information: Collaborate, compete or collapse?
You are invited to submit original contributions on services or best practice and experience, including but not limited to the following:

  *   Cooperation: How to provide better services through cooperation rather than competition?
  *   Open Access / Open Science
  *   Corona effects
  *   AI and Structured Data and Big Data: Libraries versus AI or Libraries and AI - Best of both worlds?
  *   Research and teaching support: How to support students, scholars, early career researchers?
Besides the topic presentations, we will have an inspirational corner for short presentations.

Important Dates

  *   Abstract Submission Deadline: January 21, 2022
  *   Notification of Acceptance: March 11, 2022
  *   Final submission of document/presentation: May 6, 2022
  *   Conference Dates: May 17-19, 2022 (three half days with different times of day to accommodate different time zones)
You can find details on the submission process and criteria for evaluation on our website:
If you have any questions, please contact or me



Head of Information Provision and Access

ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Duesternbrooker Weg 120 D -24105 Kiel

Monday, January 03, 2022

CFP: Popular Culture Association Annual Conference-Biographies Area (Virtual Conference--April 13-16, 2022)--Extended Submission Deadline 1/21/22

 The Popular Culture Association will be holding its annual conference virtually  April 13-16, 2022.

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

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

On your submission, please include title of paper, abstract, and contact information.

Submission Deadline Extension: 1/21/22

Please go to this link to submit your paper: 

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154 OR

CFP: Charleston Hub and Against the Grain @chsconf #CharlestonConference #CharlestonHub

 The Charleston Hub and Against the Grain are seeking a group of 10-12 regular blog post contributors to be published on the Charleston Hub website. We aim to post new content weekly mixed with occasional posts featuring archival content from the Charleston Hub including ATG articles, podcasts, conference recordings, etc.

"Blogging is a fantastic way to engage with the major trends in your profession as they unfold," said Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings. "This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge about the world of scholarly communication and libraries and to gain insights from interaction with others."
Against the Grain (ISSN: 1043-2094) is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Blog post content should reflect the general topics covered by the journal, and will be aimed at the same audience of readers. We invite content from authors across the different stakeholders in the scholarly communications industry, balanced between librarians, publisher/vendors, consultants, and others. We are committed to including contributors from a wide variety of viewpoints, experience levels, genders, geography, race, and cultural backgrounds.

"The goal of the Against the Grain and the Charleston Hub is to provide a place to bring together librarians, vendors and publishers to discuss areas of common interest and to find relevant information. I'm excited to see the conversations generated around these new blog posts, and believe they will give more opportunities to discuss new and growing topics in scholarly communication in a timely manner," said Leah Hinds, Executive Director. 
Author Guidelines:
  • Length: Articles should be around 500-1,000 words, but authors can make their articles as long or short as needed to cover their subject. Very lengthy articles will be posted in a series with part 1, part 2, etc.
  • Frequency: Authors should commit to providing an average of one post once a month to be a regular contributor, or guest posts are welcome on a case-by-case basis.
  • Style: We officially use Turabian - Chicago Style manual format for the journal, but blog post citations can be provided as links within the text rather than footnotes/bibliographic reference. Photos and graphics should be submitted as .jpg or .png files.
  • Peer Review and Editing: Articles will be reviewed by a group of 2-3 editors from Against the Grain, and any comments or suggested edits will be sent back in a timely manner. Once a final version is approved, the post will be scheduled for publication.
  • Scheduling and Day of Posting: We will communicate with authors on the scheduled date for their article to post. The Charleston Hub has a daily email that will include links to new posts, and they will be promoted via our social media platforms. We encourage you to monitor the post for comments on the day it is posted, and share on your own social media to encourage conversation. We would also encourage regular contributors to read and comment on posts from other authors.
If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor or have an idea for a guest post, please contact us at We look forward to receiving your articles!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

WILU Call for Proposals - Appel à propositions WILU - June 20-23, 2022, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - 50th annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU)


From June 20 to 23, 2022, McGill University Library will host the 50th annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU).  


The Organizing Committee is pleased to officially launch the website and call for proposals:  


·         WILU 2022 website:  

·         Conference theme – Carte Blanche:  

·         Call for proposals:  

·         Follow WILU on Twitter @WILUconference  


If you would like to present at WILU 2022, you can submit a proposal by January 21, 2022. 


We will need volunteers during the conference. If you are interested, please send a message to 


If you have questions or comments, please contact us at 





Marcela Isuster and Katherine Hanz (WILU 2022 Co-Chairs) and the Program Committee (Sandy Hervieux, Emily Kingsland, Gen Gore, Sonia Smith, and Natalie Waters)  







Du 20 au 23 juin 2022, la Bibliothèque de l’Université McGill sera hôte du 50e Atelier annuel sur la formation documentaire, plus communément connu sous son nom anglais « Workshop on Instruction in Library Use » (WILU).   


Nous sommes heureux aujourd’hui de lancer officiellement notre site Web et l’appel à propositions :  


·         Site Web WILU 2022 :  

·         Thème du congrès – Carte blanche :  

·         Appel à propositions :  

·         Suivez WILU sur Twitter @WILUconference 


Si vous souhaitez présenter à WILU 2022, vous pouvez soumettre une proposition d’ici le 21 janvier 2022.  


Nous aurons besoin de bénévoles lors du congrès. Pour nous faire part de votre intérêt, veuillez nous écrire à 


Pour toute question ou commentaire, communiquez avec nous à 


Au plaisir,  


Marcela Isuster et Katherine Hanz (co-présidentes de WILU 2022) et le comité du programme (Sandy Hervieux, Emily Kingsland, Gen Gore, Sonia Smith, et Natalie Waters)