Thursday, August 22, 2019

CFP: QQML2020 - 12th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference Barcelona, Spain (26-30 May, 2020)

It is our pleasure to invite you in the Casa Convalescència Universitat Autonόma De Barcelona, Spain (26-30 May, 2020) for the 12th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2020, ) 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:  

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 topics
The emphasis is given to “Impact evaluation in Cultural Heritage Organizations”
The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
1.            Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Public Humanities
2.            Synergies and common services of cultural heritage organisations
3.            Application of innovative ideas
4.            Best Practices
5.            Information and Knowledge production and Networking
6.            Artificial Intelligence
7.            Big Data, data mining, visualization, data science
8.            Learning analytics, data collection, Curation
9.            Open science, Research Communication
10.         Open access and scholarly communication models
11.         Library as publisher (post publication peer review, predatory journals)     
12.         Usability testing
13.         Information Literacy    
14.         Ethics
15.         Preparing Library for Tomorrow: 21st skills
16.         Management and marketing  
17.         Library and Information Science, Education and Research
18.         Qualitative and Quantitative methods in libraries, museums, archives and information centres   
19.         Metrics Research (Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Cybermetrics, Scientometrics, Webometrics)         
20.         Tools for Organizational Performance Measurement.     

Special Sessions – Workshops
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 2020 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at:

QQML 2020 Important Dates
Abstract submissions: December 20, 2019
Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.
Deadline Paper Submission: 1st of May 2020
Deadline Presentation Submission: 1st of May  2020
Early bird Registration: up to 30th of March  2020

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 contributors 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 Barcelona,
With our best regards,
On behalf of the Conference Committee

Anthi Katsirikou, PhD
Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CFP: Online Professional Development Presentations (ACRL) @ALA_ACRL

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee (PDC) welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2019-2020:

  • Evolving Models for Public Services and Learning Spaces
  • Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Data Management and Visualization
  • Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

To receive full consideration for the 2019-2020 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. Please submit proposals at

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy, Chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

CFP: Computers in Libraries 2020 - (Alexandria Virginia - March 31 - April 2, 2020)

CFP: Computers in Libraries 2020
Alexandria Virginia
March 31 - April 2, 2020 


The next generation of technology and people are the focus of our 35th annual Computers in Libraries 2020! Generation Next will be ushering in new and exciting perspectives, strategies, programs, communities and more in the coming years. How can we prepare our info pros, libraries, information services, and communities? How can we develop and use our skills at the forefront of our world to make an impact on humanity and support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? From management and funding tips, to serious evaluation of emerging technology and internet revolutions, to furthering our search and organization skills, to creating new positions of influence, this event has it all! Generation Next will be charged with engaging their communities, campuses, corporations, governments, health and medical establishments, legal firms, and more. Get ideas and insights for moving your library or information service into the 2020 future and beyond!

Hear from innovative libraries and centers of information excellence, network and learn from leaders in the field, and definitely be an active participant in the 35th Computers in Libraries -- the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, community and information managers, systems professionals, eresource managers, researchers, webmasters and web managers, content curators, digital strategists, and information specialists. The focus of the conference is on emerging and leading edge technology that allows us to engage with, and bring strategic value to, our user communities. It provides the latest information and practices for you to make informed choices for your community -- whether it is an academic, corporate, non-profit, public, or school library community.

Call for Contributors- samples of "before & after" library signage for upcoming book by ALA Editions

Hello Colleagues,

I'm wrapping up a book about Signage and Wayfinding for Libraries (to be published by ALA Editions) and I am seeking "before and after" examples of your library's signage.

If your library was involved in a signage audit or re-design project, and you have great examples of "before & after" signs, please consider sending them to me for possible inclusion in my upcoming book.

I am seeking high resolution images, accompanied by 2-3 paragraphs describing your library signage problem(s) and how you improved it.

If you are interested, please email me and I can send you the permission form and how to send the high resolution images via Dropbox or Google drive.

Mark Aaron Polger

Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Library Outreach 
College of Staten Island, City University of New York   

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call for Chapters - Telling the Technical Services Story (ALCTS Monographs) @ALCTS

Telling the Technical Services Story – Call for chapters

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from authors for a new monograph of case studies exploring methods to improve communication in technical services departments.

In an era of increased cross-departmental collaboration and decreased budgets, it has become more and more important for technical services departments to be able to communicate their story and demonstrate their positive impact on users – whether to their administration, their colleagues in other areas of the library, or even within their own departments.  The case studies in this monograph will highlight such projects from a range of libraries.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans in all types of libraries.

Chapter length: 4,000-5,000 words (Approx. 8-10 pages)

Preliminary Table of Contents:
The monograph is expected to be separated into five sections:
- Communication within technical services
    Sample topics:
·         Improving communication/modeling good communication
·         Communicating across generations
·         Methods of efficient workplace communication
- Communication with colleagues outside of the department
    Sample topics:
·         Communicating with public services/systems departments
·         Communicating workflows and timelines
·         Navigating hidden biases
- Communication with library administration
    Sample topics:
·         Communicating budget needs/expenditures
·         Advocacy for department/staff
·         Planning for new developments/trends in the field
- Communication with outside stakeholders
    Sample topics:
·         Impact of technical services on library services
·         Communicating with outside departments (city, county, campus, etc.)
·         Working with stakeholders on outside projects
- Communication to promote yourself
    Sample topics:
·         Communicating the importance of technical services positions
·         Communicating your value when applying for promotion

 Chapter author(s), please provide:

·         A brief abstract of your proposed chapter (600-800 words)
·         A brief biographical statement of the author(s) 

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2019 to Notification of acceptance will occur by December 31, 2019. Selected authors should plan to submit the final draft of their chapter no later than May 18, 2020.

CFP: Library Technology: Innovating Technologies, Services and Practices - Special Issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries


Technology is ubiquitous and ever evolving in academic libraries ranging from the technology integrated in the physical library space to online presences that connect users to library resources. Keeping up with the constant development to library technology services and practices can be a challenge for any library—there could be financial, space, or staffing constraints in addition to other potential detractors. However, there are also ample opportunities to excel in specific areas of library technology in order to better serve our library users in their research and knowledge creation journey. Academic libraries can share their innovative implementation and management of technologies or technology related services and practices. These conversations drive the future of library technology and technology practices. It all starts with a spark of inspiration.

College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for a special issue focusing on innovative technologies, technology services and practices in academic libraries. Library technology is broadly defined to be inclusive of the various types of technologies academic libraries support. Potential submissions include research studies, case studies, best practices, or position papers involving:

• Immersive research or programs such as augmented reality or virtual reality
• Makerspaces or creation studios
• Enhancing library space with technology
• Sustainability and library technology
• Assessing library technology services using UX practices
• Evaluating library technology department workflows or functionality
• Securing library technology
• Privacy and ethics with library technology or library technology services
• Internet of Things in an academic library
• Designing academic library websites or technology services
• Using analytics to improve a library service or online presence
• Improving access to library resources via discovery services or library management systems
• Exploring alternative means of authentication or improving current authentication systems
• Incorporating machine learning or library data projects
• Adding technology into library instruction or using innovative technology to teach remote learners
• Teaching technology in an academic library
• Intentionally designing learning spaces with technology
• Using Git or other code repositories for library technology management
• Strategic planning of technology services
• Accessibility of library technologies
• Increasing inclusion using technology
• Innovative or inspiring library technology projects/programs
• Technology trends outside the library we should be watching

Submissions may address opportunities, challenges, and criticism in any of these areas. Topics not listed in these themes may also be considered.

This special issue is set to be published in June 2020.

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals should include a title, an abstract (500 words maximum), keywords describing the article (6 keywords max), and author(s) contact information.

Please submit article proposals via email to Tabatha Farney (guest editor) at by September 30th, 2019. Final manuscripts are due by February 15, 2020.

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have,

Tabatha Farney, guest editor
Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies
Kraemer Family Library
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Call for Workshops--ER&L 2020 (Austin, Texas - March 8-11, 2020) @ERandL

Electronic Resources & Libraries 2020 conference workshop planners led by Angela Sidman have opened the Call for Workshops. A workshop is a 4-hour intensive course designed to take the attendee deep into subject matter with a knowledgeable, experienced instructor(s). These courses are created based on community input and align with our 8 tracks. 

The Call for Workshops is open now through September 9th.

CFP: 2020 Loleta Fyan Small & Rural Libraries Conference (Acme, Michigan - April 2020)

Are you from a small or rural library? Do you have idea or successes you would like to share with your peers? If so, the Library of Michigan would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the 2020 Small & Rural Libraries conference. The call for proposals is open through Monday, October 7. Submit your session proposal online at

The conference will be held April 13-April 15, 2020 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The conference is a specially crafted to reach the informational needs of small and rural library staff throughout Michigan. The three-day event features exhibitors, awards, keynote speakers and an array of sessions geared to libraries serving small and rural communities.

If you have questions about the event or submission process please do not hesitate to contact me.

Evette M. Atkin
Continuing Education Coordinator
Library of Michigan

Monday, August 12, 2019

CFP: Libraries, Archives, and Museums at Popular Culture Association Annual Conference (April 15-18, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA)

The Popular Culture Association annual conference will be held April 15-18, 2020, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

The Libraries, Archives, and Museums area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include:

•             Descriptions of research collections or exhibits
•             Studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, archives, or museums
•             Analyses of social networking or web resources
•             Popular Culture in library education/information literacy
•             The future of libraries and librarians
•             Developments in technical services for collecting/ preserving Popular Culture materials

Papers from graduate students are welcome

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2019

Proposals may be submitted at

Please direct any questions to either co-chair for Libraries, Archives, and Museums:

Allen Ellis
Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101

Casey Hoeve
Associate Professor, Head of Content & Collections
Love Library
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100

Friday, August 09, 2019

Call for Authors - LITA Guide Series @ALA_LITA

We’re looking for authors for our popular LITA Guide series.

Submit your proposals

Current topics of interest include, but not are not limited to: 

  • Mapping software in the library
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Virtual reality in labs
  • Data privacy
  • Linked data
  • Universal design
  • Vendor relations
  • APIs and ILS challenges
  • Non-tech staff in IT – what they need to know
  • Website usability
  • 3D Printing–safety, best practices, advanced printing techniques
  • Emerging technologies
  • Scholarly communication
  • Open educational resources
  • Discovery tools
  • Project management
  • Metadata work
  • Change management required for technological innovation

Have a question about your proposal or the process? Send it to Marta Deyrup, LITA Acquisitions Editor.

CFP: Emerging Trends, and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries

Deadline Extended - Emerging Trends, and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. 

Please note beside the Internet of Things for libraries, research can also include Blockchain technology, beacon technology. Artificial Intelligence, IoT Technology, mobile technology & libraries, cloud & libraries, Robotics & libraries Mobile and ubiquitous computing, RFID and
automation, Wearable systems, smart libraries, Innovative technologies, IT in
libraries, Smart technologiesSensor technologies, Library Technology Trends, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Web 4.0
Please visit for more details regarding this publication and to submit your work. You can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me 

Looking forward  to hearing from you by Sept 30th, 2019 for abstract or proposal
Full chapter no more than 75000 words due 12/30/2019

Best wishes,
Barbara Holland
Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries

CFP: Education Libraries (Articles, Case Studies and Book Reviews)

Call for Submissions
The editors of Education Libraries are soliciting submissions for:
  • Articles
  • Case Studies
  • Book Reviews

Education Libraries is an Open Access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that offers a forum for new and challenging ideas in education, and library and information science. It also explores the effect of new technologies on the library profession and library and information curriculum.

Education Libraries is published by the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association. Its audience consists of education information professionals employed in a variety of venues, including special libraries and information centers, academic libraries, public libraries, and school libraries.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in Education Libraries should present research studies, descriptive narratives, or other thoughtful considerations of topics of interest to the education information professional. Manuscripts focusing on issues relevant to more general concerns either in the field of education or in the field of library and information science are also welcome provided they include a significant component specifically germane to education, libraries, and librarianship.

Education Libraries is indexed in ERIC, EBSCOhost’s Education Collection, and Library Literature.
In addition, we are looking for volunteers interested in acting as peer-reviewers, or interesting in supporting the journal in other ways.
Please contact Editor-in chief, Willow Fuchs, at if you have any questions.

Willow Fuchs
Editor-in-chief, Education Libraries
University of Iowa Libraries