Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Call for Chapters - ACRL’s Data Literacy Cookbook

This is a call for chapters for the ACRL’s Data Literacy Cookbook edited by Kelly Getz (Eastern Michigan University) and Meryl Brodsky (University of Texas - Austin).

We are seeking proposals from academic librarians for chapters describing practiced lesson plans, curriculum map development, activities, and events designed to promote and educate data literacy through library instruction and outreach. We are seeking examples that have been tried and tested. Examples can range from simple and quick door-opener activities, to lessons, courses, and curriculum maps. Audiences of these lessons are not limited to academia, they may also include community-based collaborations and outreach events. Examples of potential topics:

-Data visualization and infographics (creation and interpretation)
-Finding and using secondary data
-Data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation
-Interpreting statistics, surveys, polls
-Data and statistics in the news, and in the disciplines
-Data literacy outreach and engagement
-Data Literacy among the disciplines
-Data carpentry
-Data citation
-Personal archiving, naming conventions
-Research data services

Submissions should be ~500 words and include: Title, Audience description, Learning objectives (ties to ACRL Framework for Information Literacy), Length of activity/activities in minutes (if applicable), General description of the activity, lesson, event, or curriculum map, and Assessment.

Please submit proposals on this Google form:
https://forms.gle/wFZTr4qAhW21esuv7 by Sept. 30, 2020.

Contributors will be notified of their proposal’s status (accepted or rejected) by December 30, 2020. The deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters for revision is April 1, 2021.

Please contact Meryl Brodsky (meryl.brodsky@austin.utexas.edu) and Kelly
Getz (kgrossm3@emich.edu) with questions.

Monday, August 10, 2020

CFP: Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice (Book Chapters)

 Call For Chapter Proposals: Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

We invite proposals for the forthcoming book from ACRL Press, Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice.


Focus of the Book:

Many academic institutions recognize the benefits Open Educational Resources (OERs) offer to their students and are investing heavily in the development of open course materials. Several state governments have adopted legislation or policies that encourage the creation of open resources. Research on OERs is still in the burgeoning phase, however there is growing evidence that the inclusive design of open learning materials can reduce disparities between low socio-economic students and their fellow classmates.


While educators are developing new curricula, they have an opportunity to embed social justice principles into the course design and materials. Considering that white males are still significantly overrepresented on most faculty rosters, there is a risk that the white male perspective will once again be centered in these materials, omitting many marginalized voices. We encourage academics to embrace the fact that OERs allow educators to rewrite the rule book and normalize inclusive design built around social justice. Without intervention, it is too easy to replicate the same problems plaguing traditional publishers.


This book seeks to address strategies to implement OERs to support social justice. 


We invite chapters on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • OERs as a way to support economically marginalized students

  • OERs as a way to bring marginalized voices into the curriculum

  • OERs as a way to level the playing ground between institutions, particularly for Minority Serving Institutions and HBCUs, which have historically been underfunded within the US, as well as between countries with varying levels of access

  • Intersections between OER adoption and Critical Race Theory, Feminist Pedagogy, and other critical approaches to curriculum development and pedagogy

  • Examinations of the colonizing nature of OER (prominently Western and male) and how that has been affecting equity and inclusion efforts

  • Strategies to motivate minoritized voices to pursue the development of appropriate OER projects

  • Reflections on work encouraging faculty to adopt or develop OERs as it connects with social justice frameworks

  • Reflections of challenges specific to the adoption or development of open textbooks

  • Connections between Critical Information Literacy, OERs, and social justice

  • Assessment of OER implementation

  • The potentially ephemeral nature of OERs and how to cope with that as an instructor


Submission Procedure: 

Email an abstract (up to 500 words, submitted as a Word document) and author(s) CV to OERsocialjustice@protonmail.com.


Timeline

Submit proposals by October 30, 2020

Notifications will be sent by November 16, 2020

Completed manuscripts (tentatively 3,000-6,000 words) due by March 1, 2021


About the editors

CJ Ivory is Assistant Professor & Learning and Research Support Librarian at the University of West Georgia. She also serves as the campus liaison to Affordable Learning Georgia, which is the statewide office responsible for encouraging the adoption of OERs. 


Angela Pashia is the Head of Learning and Research Support and Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia.



CJ Ivory
Assistant Professor & Librarian
Affordable Learning Georgia Library Coordinator
Learning & Research Support Division

University of West Georgia
Ingram Library
p:678-839-6359

civory@westga.edu

CFP: ENUG 2020 - Ex Libris Northeast Users Group - Virtual Conference - October 6th-9th, 2020

 Ex Libris Northeast Users Group

ENUG 2020 Virtual Conference
Dates: October 6-9
Conference Website: http://e-nug.org/enug-2020/
 Call for Presentations – proposal submission: https://forms.gle/7w7SAuG3LRbChZiA6

 
The Ex Libris Northeast Users Group (ENUG) has a tradition of providing an excellent program to our participants along with an opportunity to network with your Ex Libris colleagues. We will, again, have Ex Libris representatives present to give product updates and answer questions.
 
We hope to see proposals covering a wide variety of the Ex Libris products, as well as broader topics relating to libraries and information systems.
 
If you would like to discuss your ideas before submitting your proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact Kristy Lee or Anthony Dellureficio, ENUG co-chairs (enugchair@gmail.com). If you *think* you have a good idea, you probably do! We need volunteers to share their experiences and expertise and help everyone become a more enlightened and effective Ex Libris / ProQuest product user.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION BY: August 28, 2020 NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE BY: September 4, 2020.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Call for Collaboration: Co-create The Connection 2021

From the innovative team that created The Collective comes a vibrant reimagining of virtual professional development, The Connection 2021! 

If you have ever been bored with traditional online learning or virtual conferences, we invite you to collaborate with us on a fresher, more energizing alternative with rockin’ live plenary sessions, fabulous social events, and asynchronous content from library workers like you! 

The Connection seeks innovative and diverse contributions from all types of library workers and stakeholders from podcasts to dork shorts, from crowd-sourced projects to playlists. We’ll consider just about anything that makes the library world more amazing in our two round, peer review process. We have some creative formats and provocations to get you started but your imagination is the only limitation!

Find out more on our website and submit your ideas now through September 7, 2020!

UKSG 2021 Call for Presentations (April 2021)

Clearly much has changed in the world since we sent out the call for papers last year, imagining a great meeting in Brighton in March.  We are looking ahead now, unsure of what the world will look like in April 2021, but we are determined to bring you our Annual Conference, in whatever format it will take!

The conference attracts delegates from across the global knowledge community, including librarians, publishers and intermediaries.  It provides a much-respected forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals.

Suggestions are invited for topics for plenary sessions, breakout sessions and lightning talks. In all cases, we welcome suggestions of speakers alongside topic ideas. You can see some of this year’s presentations online at: https://bit.ly/3bhthid or see the whole programme here to get an idea of topics/level etc.

Please submit your suggestions via the UKSG website: https://bit.ly/30o9UBT

To have a truly engaging conference, UKSG believes we need to hear from people with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds - and we particularly want to encourage and include those from under-represented communities to speak and take part. As well as supporting all plenary speakers and lead breakout speakers with a free place and expenses (if the conference goes ahead as an in-person event), we are looking at expanding our list of sponsored places to support early career and target those from under-represented communities to attend.  If you have something interesting to say but do not feel you are ready to present a plenary or break-out session we can provide mentors to help you prepare, or please consider presenting a shorter lightning talk.

The deadline for suggestions is Friday 18th September. We will aim to contact you by the end of September to let you know if your idea has been taken up.  If you need any assistance with any aspect of your submission, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I would be grateful if you would share this email far and wide to your own networks – many thanks in advance!

Bev Acreman
Executive Director
UKSG

bev@uksg.org
www.uksg.org

Monday, August 03, 2020

CFP: Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) Annual Meeting - Online (October 16, 2020)

PTPL Annual Meeting - Call for Proposals


Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) is seeking presentation proposals for our Annual Meeting, which will be held online on October 16, 2020

The focus of our meeting this year will be a conversation on ethics in technical services. We encourage submissions that examine the topic through the technical services lens. Potential topics include but are not limited to: 
  • Subject heading use and the implementation of local subject headings
  • Ethical considerations relating to authority record creation
  • Patron privacy concerns
  • Library-vendor relationships
  • Establishing ethical collection development policies
  • Unconscious biases in preservation decisions
  • Legal ramifications of technical services work

Please include the following information in your proposal:
  • Name, job title, institution, and contact information of presenter(s)
  • Title of presentation
  • Abstract (approx. 150 words)
  • Estimated presentation length

Please send your proposals to Kim Edwards (kedwar13@gmu.edu) by September 1st. Presenters will be notified of their selection status on or before September 21st.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Reviewers Needed for Journal of Academic Librarianship

Reviewers Needed for Journal of Academic Librarianship

I am looking for new reviewers for JAL. There have been quite a few retirements and we are seeing an increase in article submissions. I could use reviewers in all areas, but especially in collections, open access, technology, and management issues. Please send a brief email to express interest, letting me know about your credentials and experience.

Thank you for your consideration, and please feel free to share this with colleagues.

Beth Blakesley
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Academic Librarianship
Associate Dean of Libraries
Washington State University – Pullman
beth.blakesley@wsu.edu

Friday, July 24, 2020

CFP: Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures - ALA 2021 Annual Conference

Submit an ALA 2021 Annual Conference program proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on September 1, 2020.

 

Proposals are due September 30, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal.

 

Submit your idea using this proposal form.

 

Core welcomes topics of interest to a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including…

 

1. Access and Equity

  • Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy
  • Preservation Week
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas

2. Assessment

  • Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services
  • Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures

3. Leadership and Management

  • Developing leaders at every level
  • Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures
  • Leadership for talent management and human resources

4. Metadata and Collections

  • Best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery
  • Best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of collections
  • Standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources
  • Preservation of both print, media, and digital resources

5. Operations and Buildings

  • Changing trends in organizational structures, services, staff operations, and facilities
  • Best practices for inclusive practices and design

6. Technology

  • Best practices for inclusive practices and design
  • Emerging technologies and actionable plans for library services
  • Bridging the technology related needs across all types of libraries and operational areas

Submission Process

  • To propose an event, please submit an online proposal using the ALA Program Proposal Submission Site.
  • Log into the ALA system or create a new user account to begin your online proposal.
    • When completing the proposal, be sure to select the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures to have your proposal reviewed by Core.
  • A program is a one-hour educational sessions held at the ALA Annual Conference. A program is audio recorded.
  • Anyone can submit a proposal regardless of membership status.
  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Proposals will be reviewed by the Core Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted in October.
  • Final decisions will be announced by early December 2020.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

 

For all inquiries regarding content submission for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference, please visit the Submission Site.

 

For further information, including updates, you can also visit the 2021 ALA Annual Conference websiteTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

 

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal for Core, please contact Tom Ferren, Future Core Program Officer for Professional Development, at tferren@ala.org.

 

Registration for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition opens at 12 p.m. CT on Friday, January 15, 2021.

 

Call for Reference Book Reviewers - Reference & User Services Quarterly

My name is Anita Slack and I'm the editor of the Reference Sources column in Reference & User Services Quarterly.

 

My column reviews reference materials to provide guidance to librarians and decision makers for collection development.  

 

I'm always looking for new librarian reviewers.  I ship review materials to you, and in exchange for your 300-600 word review, you get to keep the item.  The journal is published four times annually.  I make the effort to afford reviewers 4-6 weeks to complete their reviews.  

 

If this is something you're interested in or you have questions, please contact me at aslack@kent.edu.

 

Anita Slack

Reference Sources Editor

Reference & User Services Quarterly

Life & Health Sciences Librarian-Assistant Professor

University Libraries, Kent State University

Thursday, July 23, 2020

CFP: DLF Forum (Digital Library Federation) - November 9-10, 2020 @CLIRDLF

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are thrilled to announce our new CFP for our virtual DLF Forum this fall. We have a lot of exciting things planned and are excited to share the first steps with you.

 

First, we’ve made some adjustments to the dates on which we’ll hold our events this fall.

 

Full info about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP is here, but we can’t resist sharing some other details with you here: 

  • Our guiding focus for this year’s Forum is building community while apart, chosen as a top priority by respondents to our recent DLF community surveyAs one step to this end, all of our 2020 events will be free of charge, and resources will be made widely available after our events. Later this summer we’ll share information about how to register for our events.
  • While we welcome proposals from anyone with interesting work to share, this year the planning committee will prioritize submissions from BIPOC people and people working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other BIPOC-centered libraries, archives, and museums, in alignment with our commitment to do more to ensure marginalized voices have better and more central representation. 
  • Accepted presentations and panels will be delivered via pre-recorded video that will “go live” at specific times during the conference, and there will be some method for community discussion during “watch parties” as videos are posted.
  • Because of our virtual format and our emphasis on bringing our community together, we will be offering a greatly reduced number of sessions than we typically offer in our traditional in-person DLF Forum. To make space for as many voices as possible, individuals may present only once on the conference program. However, we will offer additional ways for community members to share content and resources whether conference proposals are accepted or not.

 

More information and full details about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP are here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/call-for-proposals 

 

If you submitted a proposal to the original CFP, you should have received an email from us already about next steps. If you did not receive an email, reach out at forum@diglib.org.

 

The deadline to submit to the new Forum CFP is Monday, August 17, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

 

If you have any questions, please write to us at forum@diglib.org.

 

Thanks,

Aliya for Team CLIR/DLF

 

P.S. Want to stay updated on all things #DLFforum? Subscribe to our Forum newsletter or follow us at @CLIRDLF on Twitter.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Call for Webinars - ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

Submit a webinar proposal for ALA’s newest division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, which will begin on September 1, 2020.

 

Proposals are due September 1, 2020, and you don’t need to be a Core member to submit a proposal. Early submissions are encouraged and will be considered for September and October presentations.

 

Submit your idea using this proposal form.

 

Core webinars reach a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including…

 

1. Access and Equity

· Advocacy in areas such as copyright, equity of access, open access, net neutrality, and privacy

· Preservation Week

· Equity, diversity, and inclusion, both within the division and the profession, as related to Core’s subject areas

2. Assessment

· Emphasizing the role of assessment in demonstrating the impacts of libraries or library services

· Assessment tools, methods, guidelines, standards, and policies and procedures

3. Leadership

· Developing leaders at every level

· Best practices for inclusion by using an equity lens to examine leadership structures

· Leadership for talent management and human resources

4. Metadata and Collections

· Best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery

· Best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of collections

· Standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources

· Preservation of both print, media, and digital resources

5. Operations and Buildings

· Changing trends in organizational structures, services, staff operations, and facilities

· Best practices for inclusive practices and design

6. Technology

· Best practices for inclusive practices and design

· Emerging technologies and actionable plans for library services

· Bridging the technology related needs across all types of libraries and operational areas

You can review upcoming and past webinar offerings from the three ALA divisions that have come together to create Core by visiting the following webinar pages:

· LLAMA Webinars page

· ALCTS Webinars page

· LITA Webinars page

Presenters will be offered a $150 honorarium for presenting a Core webinar. Presentations are usually limited to a maximum of 3 presenters.

 

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Julie Reese, future Core Director of Leadership and Learning at jreese@ala.org. 

 

 

Best regards,

Chrishelle

 

Chrishelle M. Thomas

Membership and Marketing Manager, LITA

American Library Association

225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago IL 60601

P: 312-724-9251, ext. 4268

cthomas@ala.org