Monday, February 22, 2021

CFP: BRASS Online Symposium in the Spring @rusa_brass #Libraries #BusinessLibrary #BusinessLibrarianship

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 21st and April 28th. 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. Check out the BRASS webinar best practices guide for tips and tricks: https://brass.libguides.com/webinar_best_practices


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 lessons learned from the past of year of COVID-19, and may include, but are not limited to:
  • Open access resources
  • Publically available business resources
  • Incorporating data into classes
  • Data literacy and/or data visualization
  • Switching between remote and in-person learning
  • New instructional techniques
  • Remote outreach/Building liaison relationships and instruction programs with difficult-to-reach departments
  • Distance/Online learning: Creating effective online instruction
  • Planning for the after-times (workshops and collaborative sessions)
  • Community engagement/providing professional development for non-students

The call for proposals will close on March 8th at 5pm EST. Please use https://forms.gle/VGPyqwETfN5Qyb9i7 to submit proposals.

Questions can be directed to Alan Witt at witt@geneseo.edu

Saturday, February 20, 2021

CFP: LACUNY Institute 2020/2021 - Ending the Library Stereotype: Non-traditional practices for the 21st-century (May 5-6, 2021, virtually)

LACUNY Institute 2020/2021

May 5 & 6, 2021 (virtually)​

Call for Proposals
Ending the Library Stereotype: Non-traditional practices for the 21st-century

Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2021

Submit your proposal here: https://form.jotform.com/92775406152156


Our web site: https://2021lacunyinst.commons.gc.cuny.edu


Note: Last year’s LACUNY Institute 2020 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have reopened the call-for-papers and panel proposals and encourage potential panelists to submit proposals that relate to the current conference theme as well as those related to the coronavirus.


Librarianship and libraries, through the eyes of the public, have consistently been viewed as a house of books and documents where librarians help their patrons with readers’ advisory and directions. Though these elements of being a librarian exist, the stereotype of this is far from accurate.


Today in 2021, Librarians perform a myriad of tasks in order to provide fluid functionality to academic, public and special collections libraries. These tasks create a multifaceted librarian where multi-departmental duties fall squarely on the shoulders of one librarian.


This year’s LACUNY Institute will illustrate this multifaceted librarian to gain understanding and perspective of the reality of librarianship as we enter a new era of technology and digital scholarship.

The underlying question LACUNY Institute 2020/2021 aims to address is what role do 21st-century librarians and library support staff play in our society? Although perceptions about librarians have changed over time, librarian stereotypes still persist. This is the case even in popular culture. For instance, Barbara Gordon, Batgirl’s alter-ego, is a librarian with a doctoral degree, yet it is often speculated that the character’s role as an information professional is part of the character’s effort to conceal her identity by working in a safe, slow-paced environment.

Librarianship is a multifaceted and creative profession. This year’s conference will highlight the different roles that librarians play in our society as librarians wear different hats. We are mentors, supervisors, activists, instructors, unofficial guidance counselors, gamers, artists, and so forth. In some instances, we may even be the “cool” professor on campus.

The current COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our lives in 2020. COVID-19 has required the annual LACUNY Institute to be held on a virtual platform. We welcome proposals that speak to how the professions within library and information science have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Paper and Panel Proposals

  •  Activism within and outside the library
  •  How COVID-19 has impacted your daily functions as an information professional
  •  The roles of non-librarians or non-information professionals within the profession
  •  Partnerships between libraries and communities
  •  Librarianship and information science in the wake of COVID-19
  •  (In)Visibility of non-librarian and part-time workers
  •  How our unique experiences and/or biases influence cataloging, collection development, the hiring process, etc.
  •  How information professionals bring creativity into the profession including classrooms, reference consultations, etc.
  •  Multiple identities within the profession
  •  The changing role of the library and what librarians are doing to adapt
  •  Interdisciplinary nature of librarianship
  •  Library as a place of refuge
  •  Information professionals as artists

  *****Submit proposals via https://form.jotform.com/92775406152156 *****


Please Note: Conference registration starts on Monday, March 15, 2021.


Contact info:


Nelson Santana, Chair

LACUNY Institute 2020/2021

nelson.santana02@bcc.cuny.edu

Friday, February 19, 2021

CFP: Spring 2021 Academic BRASS Newsletter #BusinessLibrarianship

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 23, 2021.

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

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/.

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 .

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Call for Chapters - Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

Date Extended: to submit proposals March 23, 2021, due to a high number of requests:

This is a call for Book Chapter Proposals: Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities
Please consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission.

Call for Book Chapters: Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities. 

Imp Dates:
March 23, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 25, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
May 8, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
June 21, 2021: Review Results Returned
August 2, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
August 16, 2021: Final Chapter Submission


Editorial Advisory Board:
  • Prof. Betty J. Turock, Ph.D. Past President American Library Association 
  • John Pateman, Chief Librarian / CEO, Thunder Bay Public Library, Canada
  • Prof. Kanwal Ameen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Home Economics, 'Former Chairperson, Dept of Information Management
  • Prof. P. B. Mangla, Tagore National Fellow (Govt. of India Ministry of Culture)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh C. Gaur, Dean and Director (Lib.& Inf.) Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, 
  • Stephen Abram, MLS CEO, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc Canada
Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a proposal.

Inquiries: mt@akbani.info.

Best, Mohamed Taher

Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a proposal

Call for Participation - Rural Library Network @RuralED

A new national Rural Library Network is growing bit.ly/3p4jP9L and individuals working in rural public libraries with an interest in improving 3rd-grade reading outcomes for children in disadvantaged rural areas are encouraged to apply for a Rural Library Fellowship in there area: bit.ly/2NwfcHN


The national Network and Fellowships are supported by Berea College, Save the Children-US, and an IMLS grant. We want to make sure all small and rural libraries know about this capacity-building opportunity.

From the site: 

The Rural Library Network is a cradle to career initiative that provides participants the opportunity to grow knowledge via online webinars and training in core principles of place-based work. It also offers a forum to grow relationships and connect with practitioners working in libraries across America’s rural communities. Membership in the network is free.


Our monthly webinars, called Conversations for Action, enable members to learn best practices from experts in place based approaches to community change. Each webinar is recorded and made available on this site (see below).

Network members are also eligible to apply to join our Rural Library Fellowship. We are seeking individuals working in rural public libraries who are interested in increasing third-grade reading outcomes. The fellowship offers:

  • Professional development to support increasing reading outcomes
  • Connection with a peer learning community
  • A stipend to offset time, materials or other costs associated with participation
  • Full cost scholarship for travel expenses to attend any in-person leadership development opportunities
  • A $5,000 award from Save the Children to implement strategies for increasing grade level reading

For more information, contact Program Manager for Rural Impact Wendy Johnston at johnstonw@berea.edu.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Call for Chapters: Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present and Future (ACRL Publication)

 Call for Chapter Proposals

We are seeking chapter proposals for a volume that has been accepted for publication by ACRL.

 

Working Title: Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present and Future

 

Editor: Dr. Doris Van Kampen-Breit, doris.vankampen@saintleo.edu

 

Chapter proposal deadline: March 1, 2021

 

Introduction
The current pandemic has provided a vivid reminder of how quickly crises can occur and spread, impacting libraries and their users. Crisis management is nothing new to libraries of all descriptions. Historically and currently, how have academic libraries, and librarians, as well as staff, stepped up to the challenges of a crisis? How does management respond to rapid change, when the change is driven by a crisis? How can the library effectively function as a team, if the team ends up scattered, downsized, and potentially demoralized?

Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present and Future, provides multi-layered perspectives on current and historical topics exploring and extending our understanding of how academic libraries respond to crises of all kind and strategies use to cope and thrive in an uncertain world. It includes issues that are organizational and human-focused, as well as lessons learned during and after a crisis subsides. These topics can be revealed and explored though quantitative, qualitative, or historical or case-based methods.

 

 

 

Target Audience

Administrators, librarians, and staff who work in academic libraries, and researchers who study and analyze crisis response and management in academic libraries can benefit from this book by presenting knowledge of and exploring experiences with past and present real-world situations and in preparing for future challenges.

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


Management Perspectives

·         Librarianship in times of crisis

·         The role of academic libraries in economic uncertainty & financial crisis

·         Difficult decisions in times of crisis: management perspectives

o   Managing change, or change management case study one (lead from within)

o   Managing change, or change management case study two (top down)

o   Managing change, or change management case study three (faculty alliances)

·         Crisis planning and responses to an emerging crisis

·         Virtual teams and organizations; collaboration and commitment

·         Winner and losers: perspectives on staffing models during a crisis

 

History and Crises Explored

o   Documenting history: understanding the role of medical experts during a public health crisis using digital tools and library resources for research on the 1918 Spanish influenza

o   Where fact and fiction meet: historical fiction on pandemics

o   Natural disasters: addressing a crisis head-on and coping with what comes next

o   Libraries in the great depression: civic virtue and blue stockings           

o   Libraries in crises: when planning isn’t enough

o   COVID-19 and academic libraries: staff response and responsibilities

o   COVID-19 and other pandemics

o   Economic recessions and budgets cuts (can also be submitted from a management perspective)

o   Outsourcing (can also be submitted from a management perspective)

o   Case studies

Innovation, Orientation, and Survival Strategies

o   Imperatives or imperiled? faculty and staff emotional support strategies

o   Emotional intelligence in times of crisis

o   Allies and frenemies in times of crisis in and out of the building

o   Social media and innovation: leveraging the internet audience

o   Technical services

o   Public services

o   Instruction, support and cooperation

o   Practical approaches when preparing for contingencies

o   Case studies

Submission Procedure
Librarians, library researchers, staff, and library administrators are invited to submit on or before March 1, 2021, a chapter proposal of 250 – 500 words clearly explaining the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 15, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 15, 2021.

 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication.

 

All proposals should be submitted to doris.vankampen@saintleo.edu with the subject heading of:  Chapter Proposal Managing Crisis.

 

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by Association of College & Research Libraries. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

 

Important Dates
March 1, 2021:  Proposal Submission Deadline
April 15, 2021:  Notification of Acceptance of Proposal

September 15, 2021:  Full Chapter Submission Deadline

Inquiries are welcome and can be sent to:
Dr. Doris Van Kampen-Breit

Doris.vankampen@saintleo.edu
University Librarian

Saint Leo University

Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: MiALA Annual Conference Call for Poster Sessions

After having to postpone the 2020 annual conference last spring, the MiALA conference committee is looking forward to the virtual 2021 conference. While we have retained an excellent selection of poster sessions from presenters who generously agreed to present their 2020 content this year, we also have the opportunity to add additional posters. The MiALA conference committee seeks proposals for the 5th annual conference to be held virtually May 13-14, 2021.

 

We welcome posters in any topic related to work in academic libraries, and particularly if they have a connection to the conference theme. Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges). Poster proposals should include a description of no more than 300 words. They will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession, originality and creativity, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.

 

We are notably welcoming poster proposals on research and library projects related to current events in libraries including:

 

-Antiracism work in libraries in response to events of 2020

-Quick pivots in service models during COVID shutdowns. What have we learned?

-How COVID adjustments will transform library service models long-term

-Staff work-life balance in the work-from-home environment

-Role of academic libraries in a hyper-politicized era

 

You DO NOT need to be a member of MiALA to submit a proposal. Regardless of the decision on a proposal, MiALA encourages you to attend the conference. Poster session proposals may also be submitted if your presentation proposal is not accepted.

 

****Prior to submitting your proposal, please review the information provided on the Poster Session Guidelines page.****

 

Please submit your poster proposal using the application form located here by Friday, March 5, 2021. The primary contact listed on each proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and decisions on proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by Friday, March 26, 2021.

 

Questions about proposals can be sent to David Scott DavidScott@ferris.edu. Questions about the conference in general can be sent to conference@miala.org.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

CFP: HEAd'21 - 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances @headconf

 HEAd'21: Call for Papers

7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances

June 22 - 23, 2021. Virtual conference
http://www.headconf.org
twitter: @headconf

Scope

The Seventh International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'21) is a consolidated forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems.

The HEAd'21 conference will be held on June 22-23, 2021 as a virtual meeting organized from 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) 2020.

Topics of interest

The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate applied and empirical findings of interest to higher education professionals.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Innovative materials and new tools for teaching
  • Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning)
  • Evaluation and assessment of student learning
  • Emerging technologies in learning (e.g., MOOC, OER, gamification)
  • Scientific and research education
  • Experiences outside the classroom (e.g., practicums, mobility)
  • New teaching/learning theories and models
  • Globalization in education and education reforms
  • Education economics
  • Teaching and learning experiences
  • Entrepreneurship and learning for employment
  • Education accreditation, quality and assessment
  • Competency-based learning and skill assessment

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 25, 2021
Acceptance notification: April 27, 2021
Camera ready due: May 13, 2021
Conference dates: June 22-23, 2021

Publications

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. Previous editions are indexed in Scopus and the Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Web of Science Core Collection (former ISI Proceedings).

Awards

The Program Committee will select the winners for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the presenting author of the paper must be a full-time student.

Submission guidelines

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

Submitted 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:

http://www.headconf.org/template.docx

Paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages, incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

HEAd'21 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:

http://www.headconf.org/submission-instructions/

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote high quality education.