Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Resource -- Chapter Topics (Newsletter of the ACRL Chapters Council)

Chapter Topics: The Newsletter of the ACRL Chapters Council

Chapter Topics is published two times a year by the Chapters Council of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. It has lots of information from ACRL Chapters in the US including conference/workshop/call for papers information.


Chapter Topics:

List of Chapters:

List of Meetings by date:

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

CFP: American Periodicals

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Periodicals

The editors of American Periodicals invite contributions on all issues related to periodical studies, including theoretical interventions in the field, studies of specific publications or historical figures, and pedagogical approaches to working with periodicals. We are eager for essays addressing everything from the earliest colonial newspapers and nineteenth-century literary magazines to contemporary periodicals, 'zines, and electronic serials. In 2005 we will be publishing a special guest-edited issue on the Modernist Little Magazine, and we are also beginning work on a special issue for 2006-07 on comics and cartoons. Recent topics addressed in American Periodicals include Norwegian-American Christmas Annuals, the erotics of Oriental tales in the early republican magazine, and the intersections between surrealism and the fashion magazine.

Further information about the journal can be found at our website: American
Periodicals is also published electronically at ProjectMuse:

American Periodicals is published twice a year, and it is the organ of the Research Society for American Periodicals. Information about the Society can be found at:

Please direct all contributions and inquiries to

American Periodicals
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 W. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

or via email to

The deadline to be considered for publication in 2005-06 is March 31st,
but we of course accept submissions at any time for future issues.

CFP: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

CFP: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Conference Location: Denver, Colorado
Conference Dates:
CFP Deadlines
January 27, 2005: Full articles, panel, and tutorial proposals due
February 10, 2005: Short articles, posters, demonstrations, and proposals for workshops due
April 5, 2005: Revision deadline for accepted articles and abstracts


Call for Papers:
Conference URL:

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. The theme of JCDL 2005 highlights the powerful role of digital libraries as cyberinfrastructure. This cyberinfrastructure has the potential to engender the creation of new tools, research methodologies, and processes that will enable scientists and learners to investigate the natural world, the social world, and the human-built environment in new and previously unimaginable ways. As global interests in computation, information management, networking, and intelligent sensing converge, the conduct of research and education will be transformed.

Call for Authors: The Encyclopedia of World Poverty

CALL FOR AUTHORS: The Encyclopedia of World Poverty

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, a new reference addressing the causes, effects, and ramifications of poverty worldwide.

This comprehensive project is a three-volume encyclopedia for college, public, and high-school libraries to be published by Sage Reference in 2006. The work is made up of some 800 articles, covering all aspects of world poverty and related disciplines in the social sciences, including terms and practices, profiles of poverty by country, biographies, and descriptions of poverty-relief organizations.

Each article, ranging from 400 to 5,000 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is Mehmet Odekon, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Skidmore College. Dr. Odekon will review all the articles for academic consistency.

If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. We are offering a free set of the 3-volume work (a $300 value) as compensation to contributors. To earn the free set, contributors need to select and write articles that total 3,000 words. This amounts to a selection of 3 to 6 articles as a minimum. The deadline for article submission is August 15, 2005.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Word file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, the list includes Style Guidelines that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials. Thanks very much.

Geoff Golson
35 Wolf Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-6390

CFP: Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism

Call for Papers: Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism
ocation: Michigan, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: March 15, 2005

Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Writing
September 23-25, 2005

The Gayle Morris Sweetland Writing Center invites proposals for papers or panels exploring the inter-related issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism for students, scholars, professional writers, and readers. Papers may address such issues as theories of invention; intellectual property; plagiarism and professional ethics; imitation and replication in science writing; the history of patents, trademarks and copyright; originality/imitation and authorship; cultural differences in regard to authority and invention; the ownership of texts and free textual use; academic plagiarism policies and student honor codes; peer tutoring and writing; cultural norms and differences; internet usage and publication; and other relevant issues. Speakers will include Anis Bawarshi, Charles Bazerman, Mario Biagioli, Nicholas Delbanco, Michael Grossberg, N. Katherine Hayles, Lawrence Lessig, Daniel Okrent, Jacqueline Jones Royster, Siva Vaidhyanathan, and Martha Woodmansee.

Applicants should submit a one-page (300-word) proposal and one-page C.V.

Materials should be sent by mail to Conference 2005, Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003, or as attachments to:

Visit the website at

Call for Papers : Symposium on Book Culture Studies

Call for Papers : Symposium on Book Culture Studies, sponsored by the
Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture / Association Canadienne
pour l'étude de l'histoire du livre

Place: University of Western Ontario, at the annual Congress of the
Humanities and Social Sciences

Date: 31 May and 1 June, 2005.

Theme: Inside & Outside: the material book in cultural and literary contexts

The Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture seeks paper
proposals for its conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social
Sciences. We define book culture broadly to refer to studies in the
history of the book, literary and cultural history, historical
bibliography, etc. The Conference will offer scholars working in a broad
range of humanities and social science disciplines in Canadian universities
to meet on the common ground of studies of book and print cultures. The
conference organizers will consider papers on all periods and places, and
are looking for works that contribute to the study of written communication
by any writer, in any medium, language or genre.

Proposals should be a maximum of [250 words] and include a title and
abstract, indicating the research basis of the study as well as the
argument of the paper.

Papers may be in French or English and should not exceed 20
minutes. Please forward proposals by February 1st. Presenters must belong
to the Association.

Papers in English should be forwarded to:

Prof. Robert Brazeau
Dept. of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E5

Papers in French should be forwarded to:

Josée Vincent
Département des lettres et communications
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

CFP: Hagley Fellows Conference, "The Spectacle of Technology"

CFP: Hagley Fellows Conference, "The Spectacle of Technology"
Location: Delaware, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: December 15, 2004 (short notice by if anyone has something in the bag).

The Spectacle of Technology
Hagley Fellows Conference, March 19, 2005
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware

The Hagley Fellows at the University of Delaware invite paper proposals for “The Spectacle of Technology,” the 2005 Hagley Fellows Conference. Stuart W. Leslie of the Johns Hopkins University will give the keynote address at this one-day conference.

The conference will explore technology as a spectacle from an historical perspective. We conceive the topic broadly to incorporate all aspects of the human relationship with large-scale, remarkable, complex, highly technical, or otherwise extraordinary technological systems. What technologies are perceived to be spectacular, as opposed to everyday, hidden, or unremarkable technologies? Which technologies have been viewed as popular, interesting, or accessible; and which technologies are considered arcane, difficult, or complex; and to whom? And how do these perceptions of technologies’ spectacle affect their development, marketing, use, and transmission? Examples of topics would include (but are not limited to): the “technological sublime;” tourism; expert subcultures (“geekery”); amusement parks; anatomical theatres; entertainment technologies (both public and private); and the public perception or reception of new technologies. Papers covering all historical periods and on regional, American, and international subjects are welcomed.

The deadline for proposals, including an 800-word abstract and a one-page CV, is December 15, 2004. We will accept some late papers, but final decisions will be made by December 17, 2004.

Hagley Fellows,
University of Delaware,
236 John Munroe Hall,
Newark, Delaware 19716


CFP-Comics And Fotonovelas - Second International Vernacular Colloquium

CFP-Comics And Fotonovelas - Second International Vernacular Colloquium
Conference Location: University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico
Conference Date: October 26-29 2005
Deadline: March 15, 2005
Conference URL:

The Comics and Fotonovela area will accept submissions for panel and paper proposals related to the study and analysis of comics and fotonovelas. The term comics for the purpose of this conference refers to comic strips, single panel cartoons, political/editorial comics, comic books, fotonovelas/photo-comics, comic albums/graphic novel/drawn novel. Proposals related to illustrated texts and animation will also be considered.

Papers and/or panels can focus on such aspects as the war on terrorism, historical development, globalization, post-colonialism, gender issues, censorship, publication and distribution, fans and popularity, and differing attitudes towards comics. Additional topics include educational comics, approaches to using/discussing comics in an educational setting and varying theoretical approaches to analyzing comics.

Papers in English and Spanish will be accepted.

Send a brief CV.
For paper submissions, send a 300 word abstract.
For panel submissions, send a 150 word abstract describing the panel
plus a 200 word abstract for each paper (keep panels to three or
four participants).

Include requests for any audio-visual equipment needed or desired.

Send abstracts and proposals to:

Jeff Williams,
Area Chair for Comics and Fotonovelas
Second International Vernacular Colloquium
Achával Rodríguez 1146
5000 Cordoba, Argentina

email submissions preferred: (make sure you put
\"Puebla Conf Submission\" in the subject line).

Call for Reviewers - Modern Language Studies

Call for Reviewers - Modern Language Studies

Modern Language Studies (MLS) would like to solicit reviews of significant, intriguing, or unusual primary source materials for its upcoming issues.

Reviews should assess and underscore those materials' importance either for various research profiles or for curricula and classroom syllabi. Reviews of scholarly editions, hypertext/internet literatures, visual culture, popular culture, and, of course, novels, short stories, poetry, plays, films, and creative non-fiction are all welcome. Interdisciplinary work is also welcome. Please send inquiries and submissions by February 1, 2005.
Inquiries and submissions should be sent to

CFP -- College English Association of Ohio

CFP -- College English Association of Ohio
Conference Location: Columbus, Ohio
Conference Date: April 8, 2005
Deadline: February 14, 2005

The College English Association of Ohio invites panels, papers, and roundtables for our conference theme of "Partnerships in the Profession." Topics might include: articulation, licensure, two- and four- year institutions, cohorts, pedagogy, technology, composition, rhetoric, literature, secondary and post-secondary institutions, collaboration, writing centers, or other related topics. Proposals on
other topics will also be considered.

CEAO welcomes proposals from graduate students, adjunct and part-time instructors, full-time faculty, as well as individuals living/working both inside Ohio and outside Ohio.

Send proposals of 300 words or less and a 1-page C.V. by February 14, 2005 to: Juliette Schaefer at . All proposals submitted by the deadline will be considered.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 8, 2005 at the Jessing
Center, Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio. Watch this
website for further details, registration form, driving directions, and
hotel information:

Program Co-Chairs: Juliette Schaefer (Ohio Dominican University) andCarolyn Scott (Pontifical College Josephinum)

Monday, December 13, 2004

Symposium -- From Content to Play: Family-Oriented Interactive Spaces in Art and History Museums

Symposium -- From Content to Play: Family-Oriented Interactive Spaces in Art and History Museums
Location: California, United States
Deadline: January 18, 2005

The J. Paul Getty Museum invites you to submit an abstract for presentation in conjunction with a symposium to be held on June 3-5, 2005 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together professionals whose work focuses on or informs interactive spaces designed specifically for family audiences in art and history museums. In particular, the symposium will interest museum professionals, researchers, child development specialists, architects, and designers. The symposium will create an in-depth opportunity for professionals to share information, dialogue about the fundamental issues and philosophical underpinnings of our approaches, and recognize and document multiple perspectives on the key issues in this area of museum work.

For a complete Call for Abstracts and Abstract Submission Guidelines, please contact:

Rebecca Edwards
J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel. (310) 440-7074

CFP: Technical Communication and Culture (Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference)

CFP: Technical Communication and Culture (Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference)
Conference Location: New Mexico, United States
Deadline: December 10th, 2004 (Possibly not that firm)
Conference Date: February 9-12, 2005

Proposals for papers and panels on the intersection of technical communication and popular culture are welcome in areas such as the following:

* Genres: websites, television, flyers, reports
* Ideology, power, and ethics
* Pedagogical implications: how do we *teach* these new methods and genres?
* Collaboration, structure, and culture: how does the workplace affect these?
* Philosophies and research methods
* Visual theory, design, usability, especially of online environments

Please send a 200-word proposal to Lacy Landrum for consideration.

Share your ideas and join us for the 26th meeting of the in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
February 9-12, 2005
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque

See the web address shown below for more details.

Lacy Landrum
Oklahoma State University
205 Morrill Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Call For Speaker ALCTS Catalog Management Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter)

Call For Speaker ALCTS Catalog Management Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter)
Conference: ALA Midwinter
Session Date and Time: Saturday January 15, 2005, 2:00-4:00 pm
Conference Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The topic is "Duplicate Record Detection and Resolution". Presentations should be approximately 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and answers.

If you are interested, please send an email message including a brief summary of your presentation to

Sharon S. An
Vice-Chair, ALA, ALCTS Catalog Management DG
Rowan University Library, NJ.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Call for Participation: ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter)

Call for Participation: ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group (ALA Midwinter)

The ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group will hold its ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston as follows:

Sunday, January 16, 2005, 4:30-5:30 p.m. HCC (Hynes Convention Center) 103

Participants can choose from the eight table topics listed below. The co-chairs will provide a sheet of sub-topics to serve as a discussion guide for each topic.

The co-chairs for this year are: Kalyani Parthasarathy, University of New Orleans, and Jack Hall, University of Houston

VOLUNTEER FACILITATOR AND RECORDERS SOUGHT: We are seeking volunteers to facilitate and record the discussions at the individual topic tables. If you would like to facilitate or record, please send your information to Jack Hall at Indicate all the table topics you would be willing to work on (see list below) and whether you would rather facilitate or record. The co-chairs will appreciate flexibility on your part as we assign topics and roles.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF VOLUNTEERS: FACILITATORS guide the discussions on the topics at their tables, making sure that everybody is encouraged to participate, and seeing to it that the discussion ends in time for brief summary reports to be made to the group at large. RECORDERS take notes during the discussion and send a written report to the discussion group co-chairs soon after the conference is over. Those reports will form the basis of the report the co-chairs make to ALCTS, and the deadline is always very soon after the conference.

At individual tables, the facilitator and the recorder can come to an agreement over which of them will stand up for a couple of minutes at the end of the meeting and give a brief report on their table's discussion to all the attendees.

Individual table topics for discussions, which will last about 30 minutes:
1. Technical Services Organizational Structure
2. Technical Services Workflow
3. Relationship Between Technical Services and Public Services
4. Relationship Between Technical Services and the Systems Department
5. Gathering Collection and Usage Statistics
6. Electronic Resources
7. Acquisitions Workflow
8. Managing Authority Control

Discussion group co-chairs for 2005: Please send your volunteer interests to Jack Hall, and thanks in advance!

Jack Hall, University of Houston
Kalyani Parthasarathy

Call for Submissions for Book on Usage Statistics for E-Serials

Call for Submissions for Book on Usage Statistics for E-Serials (Haworth Press Book)

This book is a volume in the series "Haworth Series on Serials Librarianship and Continuing Resources". It will be a collection of essays by various library and publishing professionals such as yourself, concerning the current environment in libraries for the acquisition, development and utilization of usage statistics for e-serials. This will look at both the benefits and problems associated with the current and future state of usage statistics.

I would like to invite interested people to write a paper for this collection. If you have a relevant topic in mind, please feel free to share your idea with me; Otherwise, I have prepared a list of several topics that could be relevant to this book that you may want to consider; please find this listing at the bottom of this message.

We are projecting to have all manuscripts completed by the end of April 2004, so that editing and publishing tasks can be accomplished.

I would be pleased and honored to have some of you contribute your thoughts to this project. Please contact me about your interest at and also let me know if I can answer any
questions for you.


Dave Fowler



Edited by David C. Fowler

Topic Ideas:

How are e-serials usage statistics actually utilized?

Evaluating the costs of paid e-journals with statistics (acquisitions, cataloging time, etc.)

Evaluating the actual costs of "Free" e-journals with statistics (acquisitions, cataloging time, etc.)

Strategies when confronted with usage statistics problems by vendors.

How do libraries allot staff for e-serials statistics management (a survey?)

Current and future trends in electronic journal statistics.

Consortial arrangements for e-serials: When to use

Problems and solutions in promoting e-serial usage to customers

Issues with standardization of usage statistics.

What are the different methods of evaluating the quality and usefulness of e-serials statistics?

Interlibrary loan statistics and collection development.

What is the next step in developing usage statistics?

How do libraries disseminate usage statistics?

Licensing and usage statistics.

Deriving usage statistics from local library management software.

CFP: IFLA Session on Library Quality

CFP: IFLA Session on Library Quality
Conference Date: August 14-18, 2005
Conference Location: Oslo, Norway
Deadline: January 15, 2005

Call for papers: Library quality in the institutional environment, Open Program sponsored jointly by the IFLA sections for University and Research Libraries and for Statistics and Evaluation at the World Library and Information Congress / 71st IFLA Conference, Oslo, 14-18 August 2005.

What is quality for a university library - for a public library - for a national library?

This is the first call for papers on the pursuit, identification and measurement of quality in all types of libraries. Papers may be in English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. Papers should be no more than
30 minutes in duration.

Proposals for papers (giving title and abstract) should be submitted to Sue McKnight (IFLA University and Research Libraries Section), or Michael Heaney (IFLA Statistics and Evaluation
Section), by 15 January 2005. Successful proposers will be notified by 31 January 2005 and must supply the full text of papers by 1 April.

See the congress website at for further details of the congress, including conference fees, accommodation and travel.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

CFP: Illinois Library Association Annual Conference

CFP: Illinois Library Association Annual Conference
Conference Date: October 11-14, 2005
Conference Location: Peoria, Illinois
Deadline: January 10, 2005

The 2005 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference theme will be "Service in the Fast Lane." The conference is scheduled for October 11-14, 2005 in Peoria. Stephen Abrams, the Canadian Library Association President and Vice President of Innovation for Sirsi Corporation, will be the keynote speaker. Conference program proposals are due by January 10, 2005; the form in available at and in the ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory, pp. 58-61. [From Beyond the Job]
Open Government: A Journal On Freedom of Information

Launching early 2005.....A new open access peer reviewed journal on Open Government and Freedom of Information Editor: Steve Wood, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Journal Aim: To publish research and communications related to Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation from the perspective of academics, practioners and FOI users.

-Freedom of Information legislation and information provision for citizens
-Comparative views of international freedom of information legislation
-Freedom of information legislation and the open government debate
-The impact of Freedom of Information on public administration
-Case studies from public authorities by FOI practioners
-Information Systems for managing records and FOI requests
-The relationship of Freedom of Information legislation and other access to information legislation

For more information and to receive notification of the launch issue send an email to The Editor Contributions wanted: If you want to write to write for the journal please see the notes for contributors

Notes for Contributors:
Email Editor:

Friday, December 03, 2004

Topics Needed (ALA) -- ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging

Topics Needed (ALA) -- ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging
The Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group will be meeting:
Monday, January 17, 9:30-11:00
Sheraton Boston, Independence West meeting room
Topic(s): TBD!

Sorry for the short notice, but we're looking for discussion topics for
this meeting. Everything is fair game (in the past, we've discussed all
sorts of issues, including staffing, training, trends, standards, policies,
procedures, workflow, etc.) Always open to sharing successes and warning
about failures!
Timothy H. Gatti
Head of Technical Services
University of Michigan Law Library

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

CFP: ASIST 2005 (Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05)

CFP: ASIST 2005 (Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05)
American Society for Information Science & Technology 2005 Annual Meeting
Conference Date: October 28-November 2, 2005
Conference Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: January 21, 2005 (see below for more info)


ASIST 2005 will focus on the diversity of perspectives and insights from all those participating in the information science and technology community, as they generate innovative ideas, define theoretical concepts or work out the nuts and bolts of imple¬men¬ting well-tested ideas in new ways and in new settings. A wide variety of plenary and invited speakers, moder¬ated panels, poster sessions and refereed papers will explore this theme.

Submissions by researchers and practitioners on any topic in information science and tech¬nology are solicited.


Contributed papers
Contributed posters/short papers
Technical sessions and panels
Pre-conference sessions


January 21, 2005 Proposals due for contributed papers, technical sessions and panels, and pre-conference sessions
February 25, 2005 Proposals due for contributed posters/short papers
March 31, 2005 Authors/proposers notified of acceptance
May 27, 2005 Final versions due for conference proceedings

Who can submit
Individuals, ASIST special interest groups (SIGs), or institutions may make any type of submission. Proposers are welcomed from any academic, nonprofit, corporate, or government area in any part of the world. Proposers need not be members of ASIST. ASIST SIG chairs are encouraged to help coordinate proposals from their members.

Where and how to submit
All submissions are made electronically via a link from the ASIST Web site (, coming by December 3, 2004. Details on acceptable file formats, citation style, and specific contact information required in the online submission form will be on the Web page during December.

Executive Director
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
(301) 495-0900

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) 2005 conference

CFP: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) 2005 conference
Conference Location: Newark, Ohio
Conference Dates: May 11-13, 2005
Deadline: January 31, 2005

Conference Title: Rethink, Retool, Risk

The annual conference of the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians, serving Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, will be hosted by the CONSORT libraries at the Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio, May 11-13, 2005.

The OVGTSL Conference Planning Committee invites proposals for presentations
* From all interested persons - librarians, paraprofessionals, library school students, and others.
* That explore the challenges to technical services and collection development to rethink, retool, and take risks in collaboration, workflow, and management. Possible areas include, but are not limited to:

--Consortial endeavors with other libraries or cultural institutions
--Education and training
--End user involvement
--Maximizing use of vendor services
--Partnering with library departments outside of TS
--Partnering with vendors
--Preservation & digitization
--Space / storage
--Web-based tools
--Workflow & procedures;

* That can be presented within 45 minutes (e.g. 30 minute presentation, 15 minutes for discussion).

Proposals should include the following information for all presenters: Name, Affiliation, Work address, Telephone number, and Email. Please also include title, abstract (no more that 200 words) and equipment needs.

Proposals must be received by JANUARY 31, 2005, and sent by email (MS word format for attachments, please) to Margo Warner Curl at Please indicate OVGTSL SUBMISSION in subject line.

URL For Conference Home:

Margo Warner Curl
Technical Services Librarian
The College of Wooster Libraries
1140 Beall Avenue
Wooster OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2154
Fax: 330-263-2253

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Call for articles: Website and digital projects usability studies

Call for articles: Website and digital projects usability studies
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives

This is a call for articles related to the topic of website and digital
project usability studies, for a special issue of OCLC Systems & Services:
International Digital Library Perspectives to be published in late 2005.
The editor is interested in any and all research, case studies, and
opinions related to the above topic. Proposals for articles should be sent
to the editor at the email address indicated below, no later than December
15, 2004. If proposal is accepted, articles would need to be written and
to the editor no later than May 1, 2005. If you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Brad Eden, Ph.D.
Head, Web and Digitization Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

Journal URL:

Monday, November 22, 2004

CFP: Open Call for Submissions on any aspect of children's literature or the study of children's literature

CFP: Open Call for Submissions on any aspect of children's literature or the study of children's literature
Conference Location: Rochester, NY
Conference Date: March 19, 2005
Deadline: December 15, 2004.

Off to See the Wizard: Quests for Memory and Culture in Children's Literature

Saturday, March 19, 2005
Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY

Keynote Speakers:
Roni Natov, co-founder of The Lion and the Unicorn, author of The Poetics of Childhood (2003) and Leon Garfield (1994), Professor of English, Brooklyn College

Linda Sue Park, winner of the 2002 Newberry Medal for A Single Shard (2001), author of Seesaw Girl (1999), The Kite Fighters (2000), When My Name was Keoko (2002)

Guest Speakers:
Russell Peck, John Hall Deane Professor of English at University at Rochester. Popular children's authors, Vivian Vande Velde, and Mary Jane and Herm Auch

We welcome abstracts on any aspect of children's literature, contemporary, classic, obscure or popular. Papers might focus on illustration, drama, poetry, the picture book, the historical novel, fantasy, science fiction, realism, fairy tales, Disney revisions of history and/or fairy tales, representations of gender, race or class, political activism or conservatism. We also welcome papers about the study of children's literature.

Please forward abstracts (250-500 words) by December 15, 2004 to: Dr. Laurie Ousley, Department of English and Philosophy, Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623 or

Conference sponsored by Monroe Community College.

Dr. Laurie Ousley
Department of English and Philosophy
Monroe Community College
1000 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

CFP “The Library in the Life of the Reader": A Special Issue of Library Quarterly

CFP: “The Library in the Life of the Reader": A Special Issue of Library Quarterly
Call for Papers Deadline: March 1, 2005

URL For Call for Papers:

The study of historical and cultural aspects of readers and reading is a new but fast-growing area that overlaps with the history of the book and of print culture, and draws on the theories and methodologies of history, literary criticism, cultural studies, and sociology. But reading researchers have tended to overlook libraries as subject for study, thereby missing an important context in which reading commonly takes place. We are interested in research that explores the ways in which contemporary and historically situated groups and individuals encounter public, academic, school, special, private and other types of libraries. We anticipate examples of reader groups to be distinguished by their occupancy of a particular time period (including the present) as well as social, cultural and geographic place. They might include, for example, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, religious organizations, children, rural residents, interest group members or the GLBT community.

Submissions should conform to style conventions found in The Library Quarterly (see, not exceed 6,000 words (excluding endnotes), and be accompanied by a 100-word abstract. We encourage mailed submissions as an attachment in Word or pdf format.

Christine Pawley
School of Library and Information Science
The University of Iowa
3074 Main Library
Iowa City, IA, 52242-1420
phone: (319) 335-5711
fax:(319) 335-5374

Friday, November 19, 2004


Conference: IASSIST/IFDO 2005 (International Assn. for Social Science Information Service and Technology)
Conference Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Conference Date: May 25-27, 2005
Deadline: january 10, 2005

Call for Papers:
Conference Home:
Organization Home:

The IASSIST Conference returns to UK in May 2005. The IASSIST conference venue usually follows a 4 year cycle of USA, Canada, USA and Europe. Edinburgh University Data Library hosted the conference in Edinburgh in 1993 and we are delighted to welcome IASSIST back in 2005.

This will be a joint conference between IASSIST, the International Association for Social Science Information Service & Technology, and IFDO, the International Federation of Data Organisations.

The IASSIST/IFDO 2005 conference theme is Evidence and Enlightenment. [for more information, follow the links above].

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2005
Conference Date: June, 7-11, 2005
Conference Location: Denver, Colorado
Deadline January 27, 2005 (Submission deadline for full papers, panels, and tutorials)
Deadline: February 10, 2005 (Submission deadline for short papers, workshops, demonstrations, and posters)

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a premier international forum for all aspects of digital library research, development, and evaluation. We welcome researchers and practitioners with broad and diverse interests including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education.

The theme of JCDL2005 highlights the powerful role of digital libraries as cyberinfrastructure. The emerging global interest in the convergence of computation, information management, networking, and intelligent sensing is poised to transform the conduct of research and education. This cyberinfrastructure has the potential to engender the creation of powerful new tools, research methodologies, and processes that will enable scientists and learners to investigate the natural world, the social world, and the human-built environment in new and previously unimaginable ways.

For more information, please visit:
Conference URL:
NOTE: There is no call for papers page right now, write for more information.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

CFP: ALA Midwinter Automated Acquisitions and In-Process Control Discussion Group

CFP: ALA Midwinter Automated Acquisitions and In-Process Control Discussion Group
Sunday January 16, 2005 (9:30-11:00am)
Boston, Mass

It's time to start thinking ahead to ALA Midwinter in Boston. We are starting to plan for the Automated Acquisitions and In-process Control Discussion Group Meeting, which will be at the usual time on Sunday morning, January 16th from 9:30 to 11 am. Venue to be announced later.

At the annual meeting we talked about uses for vendor supplied in-process control records. Previous sessions have been devoted to various aspects of standards for acquisitions records, data migration issues, ONIX, and any number of other things. What are the issues you are wanting to discuss this winter?

I would prefer you to respond to the list so that we have the opportunity for a dialogue on the suggestions, but you may certainly respond directly to me if you wish to do so.

Kind regards,
Katharine Treptow Farrell,
Chair-elect, AADG

CFP: 2005 SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)

CFP: 2005 SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)
Conference Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Conference Date: July 14-17, 2005
Deadline: November 30, 2004

Full Call for Papers:
For details of the conference see
Organization Web site:

SHARP is the leading international scholarly association for historians of print culture, consisting of more than 1,200 book historians world-wide. Its focus is on "the creation, dissemination, and reception of script and print, including newspapers, periodicals and ephemera." Members work in a wide variety of different disciplines both inside and outside the academy. The annual conferences, which alternate between North America and Europe, are noted for their stimulating discussions, vibrant keynote addresses, and memorable activities.

The Halifax conference will be open to both individual papers, combined into sessions by the program committee, and to complete sessions organized and proposed by members. As is the SHARP custom, each paper will be twenty minutes in length, followed by discussion, and each session will be one hour and a half in duration.

Presenters must be members of SHARP (at least one author of each co-authored paper proposal must be a member) or must join SHARP at the time of submission of proposals. Further details about SHARP and membership can be found at the web address shown below. Papers on any aspect of book history and print culture may be proposed.

The conference theme "Navigating Texts and Contexts" suggests that examinationof the varieties of the relationship between texts and contexts would be welcome. In addition, because Halifax is located at one point of what a Canadian historian described as "The North Atlantic Triangle" (Britain, France and North America), papers on aspects of the book trade in that region would be appropriate.

SHARP makes available a small number of travel grants to graduate students and to independent scholars. If you wish to be considered for such a grant, please state this when submitting your proposal, along with a rationale for the request.

CFP - Canadian Health Libraries Association (2005)

Conference: Canadian Health Libraries Association
Conference Location: Toronto, Ontario
Conference Date: May 30 - June 3, 2005
Deadline: December 15, 2004

URL: Conference Call for Papers:
URL: Conference Main Page:

See above links for more information.

The Program and Poster Committees of the CHLA/ABSC Conference 2005 invite you to submit contributed papers or posters for the annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, May 30-June 3, 2005. Papers may describe innovative programs/practices or new research findings and should relate to the overall conference theme - “The World Around the Corner”

Call for Contributed Papers
Like the advent of the World Wide Web, Google has profoundly changed the way libraries and their patrons approach information. For many in health care, Google and PubMed are not only their tools of choice, but often their only tools. The rise of these ubiquitous, sometimes powerful, and exceedingly simple services has touched every area of library operations from reference source selection, instruction, and interface development. How have and should libraries respond to the current challenges and opportunities that PubMed and Google afford? And how do we plan to out survive and outshine both?

Papers can focus on the following tracks:
* Teaching
* Technology - using Technology strategically
* Outreach/Advocacy - Extension
* Research
* Biomedical Publishing
* Evidence-Based Health Care

For more information, please contact Program Co-Chairs: Tamsin Adams-Webber ( or Rea Devakos (

Call for Posters
Poster sessions comprise visual presentations of information about research or other projects. They offer conference delegates a less formal alternative to contributed papers and plenary sessions, as well as an opportunity to interact directly with those responsible for the presentations.

Send your submission to Poster Chair Doreen Millman-Wilson (

Monday, November 15, 2004

CFP - ECCSSA Conference (2005)

ECCSSA Conference 2005 (Eastern Community College Social Science Association)
Location: Virginia, United States
Conference Date: APRIL 1-2, 2005
Call for Papers Deadline: February 15, 2005

Call for Papers & Proposals on "Advancing the Social Sciences in the Information Age: Change, Innovation, and Research."

The 31st Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) will be devoted to an exploration of the information age to gain a better understanding about the role of the social sciences in the transformation of information, how information is used and its impact; as well as, the cultural contexts and differences in use and need. This conference will investigate the transformations necessary in the social sciences, in teaching and learning, and in community college education. We are especially interested in research and innovative uses and models in teaching and learning. ECCSSA invites professionals interested in the topic to join us in dialogue and exploration. For a list of suggested themes and topics for papers and presentations, please visit the ECCSSA website at the web address given below.

SUGGESTED THEMES AND TOPICS FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (with a few library-related topics - go to the site for more ideas)

Digital Technology
-The Digital Divide: The Issue of Information Equity
-Assessing the Impact of Information and Technology on Conventional Instruction
-The Internet as a Teaching/Learning Tool
-Partnerships between Print Media and Internet
-Intellectual Property in the Information Age: A Classroom Guide to Copyright
-Technology Assessment

Media (Print, Commercial, Multimedia)

Research and Policy
-Supporting Research in the Social Sciences
-New Roles for Libraries & Librarians

Human Factors
-Character Building in the Information Age
-The Information Age and How It is Shaping Human History
-Interpretations of Information in an Age of Terrorism
-Information Overload
-Ethical Issues and Concerns

Innovations in Teaching, Classroom Strategies, and Student Learning
-Innovative uses of information technology in the classroom.
-The Internet as a Teaching/Learning Tool
-The Information Age and Self-Directed Learning
-Multimedia Classrooms
-Transforming the Role of Students and Teachers
The conference will be held on April 1-2, 2004, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164-8699.

For more information, visit:
Main Web Site:
Conference Web Site:
Conference Information (PDF):

Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Professor of Psychology

Sunday, November 14, 2004

CFP - Public Library Association (2006 meeting)

CFP - Public Library Association (2006 meeting)
Conference Location: Boston, Mass
Conference Date: March 21-25, 2006
Deadline: November 30, 2004

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA's core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

The proposal process is completely electronic: only proposals submitted through this online process will be considered. You can access the online forms for preconference or program proposals by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the page. The online forms are self explanatory but it will be helpful for you to review the list of information items that you will need to provide on the proposal form. It is best to have as much information as possible before you begin entering your proposal. However, incomplete proposals can be saved and revised at any time until November 30. After this date, the online form will no longer be available for entering new proposals.

Program organizers will be notified of the status of his/her proposal beginning in February 2005.

There is LOTS more information on their website: URL:

Main PLA website:

Friday, November 12, 2004

CFP: Joint Conferences of Librarians of Color (2006)

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2006 "Gathering at the Waters: Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories"
Conference Dates: October 11-15, 2006
Conference Location: Dallas, Texas
Deadline: May 31, 2005

The Steering Committee of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2006 includes representatives from the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.

The JCLC ’06 “Gathering at the Waters” conference will include a one-day pre-conference and four days of tracked programming, encompassing-issues programs and individual and combined celebratory events. It is also a conference directed towards diversity within library and information studies and the research and development aspects of community outreach. It will establish a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information on both new and existing ideas.

JCLC ’06 seeks the best ideas in providing library services on the topics below and invites proposal submissions for contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions. This conference will feature speakers from academia, public, school, private industry and government agencies.

For more information, please visit:
or contact JCLC ‘06 Conference Co-Chairs Gladys Smiley Bell ( and Kenneth A. Yamashita (

Acquisitions Editor (LITA Guides and Monographs)

Position Description: Acquisitions Editor
LITA Guides and Monographs

The Acquisitions Editor is charged with developing topics for LITA Guides and Monographs, soliciting suggested publications from LITA members and others, interacting with authors to produce the publications in manuscript format, and coordinating the editorial review of manuscripts by members of the LITA Publications Committee.

1. Is responsible for staying abreast of current and emerging library and information technologies to garner ideas for topical publications.

2. Actively solicits authors.

3. Determines the most suitable publishing format for the content.

4. Works with the Chair of the Publications Committee to coordinate editorial review among committee members, including delivery of manuscripts to individual committee members and determination of deadlines for the editorial review process. Non-committee reviewers may be appointed by the
committee Chair whenever necessary and appropriate.

5. Sets and coordinates schedules with authors and the LITA office.

6. Ensures that at least two publications are produced each year.

7. Evaluates new technologies with a goal of maximizing exposure and distribution of time-sensitive content, and works with the Publications Committee and LITA to implement publishing formats and methodologies that meet the needs of our readership.

* Must have a publication record or background, which demonstrates excellent writing skills, recognized scholarship in the field and editing experience.

* Must have a broad knowledge of current and emerging information and library technologies.

* Must be skilled in working closely and effectively with authors to turn an idea into a useful technology guide.

* Must attend the LITA Publications Committee meetings at Midwinter and ALA Annual Conferences, and reports on status of and strategies for new publications.


Although there is no pay associated with the position, the person will receive a stipend of $1500/year or will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses up to $1500/year, and receive free press registration for
attending the ALA Midwinter meeting and Annual Conference.

Submit applications by Monday, November 29, 2004 to:
Nancy Colyar, Chair, LITA Publications Committee

Assistant Dean for Library Systems
LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225/578-3215
Fax: 225/578-6535


June 10-11, 2005
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deadline, January 31, 2005

Scheduled for the second weekend in June (June 10 and 11, 2005) in the city of Sydney on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, this symposium combines an evening of storytelling with a day of papers about storytelling. We welcome offers to tell, and proposals for papers (or completed papers) on storytelling as an art, or as used in a variety of disciplines and texts. Papers dealing with the theory and criticism of the genre are also welcome. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2005.

This year's focus is on stories and storytelling as bridges to OTHER worlds. We are looking for stories and papers that explore how storytelling has acted, and continues to act, as a conduit to imagined, magical, and/ or supernatural worlds, beings or states of being. Also of interest are stories and papers that examine the kinds of passageways constructed and their significance.

Send a 250- word or one- page proposal (or a completed paper) for a 20-minute presentation (to a mixed audience of academics, tellers and the general public) either electronically or by mail to:

Professor Afra Kavanagh,
Symposium coordinator
University College of Cape Breton,
P. O. Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6L2

Phone: 902-563 1431

CFP: ALAO (Academic Library Association of Ohio) - 2005 meeting

Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
31th Annual Conference, November 5, 2005
Fawcett Center, Columbus, Ohio
Deadline: April 30, 2005

Lights! Camera! Action! Libraries of all types and sizes and library staff with various backgrounds and expertise are increasingly “on stage” in the age of the Internet, the “information commons,” and 24/7 expectations. Not only are we asked to perform but we must play several different roles simultaneously – in one project, one day, even one interaction with staff or patrons. Library buildings are changing roles as quickly as the staff they house. What are these various roles? How do they overlap? Why are they important? The following aspects of our changing roles offer some inspiration for the thespian in all of us – the one that thrives on lightning-speed costume changes, dynamic stage design, and a challenging script.

For more information, please visit the CFP Website:

Thursday, November 11, 2004


CFP: ACH/ALLC 2005 (17th Joint International Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC))

University of Victoria, (British Columbia), Canada
June 15-19, 2004
NEW DEADLINE: November 22, 2004 (Deadline for the submission of proposals for papers,
poster presentations, sessions and software demos).

For more information, visit:
Conference Home Page:

The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields.

Recent years have seen enormous advances in information technologies, and a corresponding growth in the use of information technology resources for research and teaching in the humanities. How exactly are these developments changing the ways in which humanities scholars work? What are the fields of humanities scholarship that are most affected by the use of computers and computation? What new and distinct methodologies is information technology bringing to the humanities, and how are these methodologies being introduced and applied? How do we expect methodologies, and the role of the humanities scholar, to change in the future as a result of the impact of information technology? How are information technology-related developments in one discipline affecting or likely to affect those in others?

What are the implications of multilingualism and multiculturalism to humanities computing? What is the role of information technology technologies in establishing multilingualism? What are the meanings and implications of these developments for languages, communities, genders and cultures, and humanities research? What is the role of individual scientific and educational tasks, joint projects, or educational and electronic library resources? How can humanities computing help in the challenge to preserve individual cultures in a multicultural environment? What is the role of humanities computing in the preservation and creation of a multilingual, multicultural heritage?

We believe that responding to these new challenges will also have a fertilizing effect on humanities computing as a whole by opening up new ways and methodologies to enhance the use of computers and computation in a wide range of humanities disciplines. Now is the time to survey and assess the impact humanities computing has had and is likely to have on humanities scholarship in a multilingual, multicultural world.

Suitable subjects for proposals might focus on:
-traditional applications of computing in the humanities, including (but not limited to) text encoding, hypertext, text corpora, computational lexicography, natural language processing, linguistics, translation studies, literary studies, text analysis, edition philology and statistical models;
-computational models and applications related to multilingualism and multicultural issues;
-the application of information technology to issues related to minority, indigenous and rare languages;
-emerging digitization efforts: new best practices, experiences, recommendations, training;
-humanities teaching;
-the application of information technology to cultural and historical studies (including archaeology and musicology);
-new approaches to research in humanities disciplines using digital resources dependent on images, audio, or video;
-the application to humanities data of techniques developed in such fields as information science and the physical sciences and engineering;
-pedagogical applications of new media within the humanities;
-applications of technology in second language acquisition;
-commercial applications of humanities computing, e.g. web technology, natural language interfaces, archival organization and accessibility;
-applications in the digital arts, especially projects and installations that feature technical advances of potential interest to humanities scholars;
-information design in the humanities, including visualization, simulation, and modelling;
-thoughtful considerations of the cultural impact of computing and new media;
-theoretical or speculative treatments of new media;
-the institutional role of new media within the contemporary academy, including curriculum development and collegial support for activities in these fields;
-the broader social role of humanities computing and the resources it develops.
the institutional role of humanities computing and new media within the contemporary academy, including curriculum development and collegial support for activities in these fields.

CFP: The Electronic Classroom and Distributive Education:

CFP: The Electronic Classroom and Distributive Education:
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2004
2005 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference (

The continuing influence of educational technologies has transcended the pedagogical barriers once attributed to its perceived threat surrounding the demise of the traditional classroom. Within the realm of
Popular/American culture studies the avenues for exploring and examining our shared cultural past utilizing electronic resources is limitless.

Panels are now forming for presentation on the Electronic Classroom and Distributive Education that describes or demonstrate innovative and unique uses of technology in the pedagogical approaches to cultural studies. Panels and papers are welcome.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

- How have educational technologies altered the traditional roles of instructor and student?
- How have educational technologies impacted popular and American cultural studies?
- Has the emphasis for using educational technology resources ignored more traditional pedagogical models of instruction?
- Best practices - Can cultural studies escape the textbook and join the electronic classroom?
- Future trends - Can cultural studies adopt to the evolving 21st electronic classroom?

Panel and paper proposals will be accepted until 1 December 2004. Please include in your submission proposal full contact information including your email address.

Direct all submissions to:

Dr. Ken Dvorak
Area Chair: Distributive Learning and the Internet Classroom
PO Box 34414
Houston TX 77234-4414
Phone: 281.538.0828

CFP: HOME: A Visual Studies Conference

HOME: A Visual Studies Conference
Hosted by the Graduate Program in Visual Studies, University of California,
Irvine, March 4-5, 2005.
One page abstracts due: January 15, 2005

After decades of cultural war and political struggle, and in a contemporary situation riven by the aggressive return of the topos ³homeland,² questions of ³home² call urgently for analysis, both in terms of their contemporary centrality and historical provenance.

³HOME: A Visual Studies Conference,² will provide a forum for a critical interrogation of ³home² as concept, ideology, physical structure, and object of representation. Our hope is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to query how ³home² structures public and private processes of meaning formation, self-fashioning, and political contestation.

Panels may move between such diverse topics as Jacques Derrida¹s interrogation of hospitality and the foreigner, Lynn Spigel¹s inquiry into domestic ideology and technology, Griselda Pollock¹s analyses of the
gendered spaces of modernism, Lucy Lippard's work on the ³lure of the local,² and Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman¹s critique of the politics of Israeli settlement, to name but a few.

We encourage creative and theoretical submissions that investigate ³home² in historical and international contexts as well as domestic, contemporary ones. Through such juxtapositions, we hope to highlight the historical contingency of ³home,² even as we underscore its ubiquity and variegated

Possible areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, the following:

Domesticity, Ideology, and/or Technology: Home as ideology or technology in diverse international and historical contexts; the Victorian home and the modern machine home of consumer leisure; domesticity, representation, and the Defense of Marriage Act; House & Home/Home & Garden; Martha Stewart
Living; IKEA; Home Depot; home movies; HBO; the public and private of broadcast media and the internet; virtual communities, both international and local; domesticity, home pages, and internet spaces; home surveillance; McMansions and trailer parks;

Historical and (Inter)National Representations of Home: Representations of domesticity and gender, sexuality, family, and/or communal/political practice in contemporary visual media as well as historical genres; the gendered spaces of modernism; ideology and community in historical and international home architectures and communal spaces; modern domestic design; postmodern representations and conceptions of domesticity;

Home, Hospitality, and the Other: Theorizations of home such as Emmanuel Levinas¹s work on the dwelling or Jacques Derrida¹s work on hospitality and the foreigner; the uncanny; liminality and inside/outside; disciplinarity, ³home departments,² and academia; nationalism; homeland security; citizenship and civic engagement;

Home, Space, Borders, and Populations: Spatial politics; nomadic and transitory cultures and populations; nationalism and globality; national identity and post-coloniality; cosmopolitanism; terrorism and homeland
in/securities; gentrification; town planning; re/settlement; homelessness; migration, deracination, and hybridity; disequilibrium in the ghetto and the planned or gated community.

The deadline for submission of 250-500 word abstracts is January 15, 2005. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number.

Send abstracts to Jonas Leddington ( For general questions about the conference, contact either Jaime Brunton ( or Jonas Leddington (

CFP: ALA MidWinter: CFFIG call for speakers

ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group is calling for speakers for
its discussion meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, Saturday,
January 15, 2005, 9:30-11:00 AM. Topics should be related to the form or
function of the catalog. Presentations should be approximately 15-20
minutes, with additional time allowed for questions and answers.

Please respond to me directly (not the list).

Walter Walker
Chair, ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group
Head Cataloging Librarian
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 338-7687

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

CFP: Canadian Association for Information Science

CFP: Canadian Association for Information Science/L'association canadienne
des sciences d l'information (CAIS/ACSI)
2005 Annual Conference
Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World
Conference Location: London Ontario
Conference Dates: June 2-4, 2005
Deadline: January 17, 2005

For more information, visit:

Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World

Encompassing the broad spectrum from data to knowledge and investigating opportunities and challenges of information science in a networked world, the conference will feature four areas of investigation:

Classification and Representation: Metadata, information visualization, taxonomies, classification, indexing.

Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery: Search engines, browsing, searching, navigation, data mining, Webometrics.

Knowledge Evaluation and Dissemination: Informetrics, communication, publishing, value assessments, digital libraries.

Ethical, Cultural, Social & Behavioral Aspects: Policies and politics, corporate and national information cultures, knowledge seeking behavior, training, knowledge management.

Conference proposal submission: Proposals for CAIS/ACSI 2005 should include a title, be no more than 500 words long, and specify how they relate to one of the areas within the conference program theme. Proposals with a clearly articulated theoretical grounding and methodology, and those that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives and methodologies are welcome. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. Doctoral candidates are especially invited to submit a proposal for the conference. Highest ranked papers will, with permission of the authors, be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne de l'information and bibliothéconomie with their abstracts appearing in the proceedings.

Panel presentations: The 2005 conference may include panel presentations. If 3 or more presenters wish to form a panel for presentation on a particular topic, please indicate that with your abstract submissions and suggest a title for the panel. Abstracts submitted as part of a panel will be accepted or declined for presentation as a panel. Therefore, individual abstracts within a panel submission would not be considered for individual presentation if a panel presentation is not accepted.

Deadline for proposals is January 17, 2005. Proposals, including the name(s) of the author(s), complete mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, should be sent electronically in Word, WordPerfect or PDF to:, or in print to:

Dr. Liwen Vaughan, Program Chair CAIS/ACSI
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
North Campus Building, Room 240
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
(Phone: 519-661-2111 x88499 Fax: 519-661-3506)

CFP: Technical Communication & Culture: Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Assn

CFP: Technical Communication & Culture: Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Assn
Conference Date: February 9-12, 2005
Conference Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Submission deadline: December 1, 2005

With the immense use of technology and methods for explaining technical concepts, the election cycle offers fascinating intersections of technical communication and popular culture. Yet, the election cycle is only one of the many areas possible for
analyzing these intersections.

Proposals for papers and panels on the intersection of technical communication and popular culture are welcome in areas such as the following:

--Genres: websites, television, flyers, reports
--Ideology, power, and ethics
--Pedagogical implications: how do we “teach” these new methods and genres?
--Collaboration, structure, and culture: how does the workplace affect these?
--Philosophies and research methods
--Visual theory, design, usability, especially of online environments

Share your ideas and join us for the 26th meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 9-12, 2005 Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque

See for more details.

Please send a 200-word proposal by December 1, 2005 to the following:

Lacy Landrum
Oklahoma State University
Morrill 205
Stillwater, OK 74078

Sunday, November 07, 2004

D-Lib Call for Participation (October 2004 issue)

Here is a link to the D-Lib Call for Participation Section:

The conferences listed include:

International Conference on Research Trends in Science and Technology, 7 - 9 March 2005, Beirut & Byblos, Lebanon. Call for papers. Paper submission deadline: November 15, 2004.
Informing Science + Information Technology Education (InSITE), 16 - 19 June 2005, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Call for papers. The submission date is 30 November 2004.
Information Architecture (IA) Summit 2005 - Crossing Boundaries, 4 - 7 March 2005, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Call for posters. The deadline for submission is 5 December 2004.
Librarians for the 21st Century, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Call for proposals. The submission date is 15 December 2004.
The 9th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD-05), 18 - 20 May 2005, Hanoi, Vietnam. Call for papers. The submission date is 22 December 2004.
CE2005: The 12th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 25 - 29 July 2005, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 December 2004.
CFP: Syllabus2005 Conference
Conference Date: July 24-28, 2005
Conference Location: Los Angeles, California
Deadline: November 30, 2004

Conference Background: Share your knowledge and expertise with colleagues from across the country and around the world at Syllabus2005, next summer in Los Angeles. Our annual five-day conference—which includes a day's visit to the UCLA campus—will feature informative sessions across all technology areas in higher education and will address needs of administrators, IT professionals, faculty, and instructional technology designers. Syllabus2005 will incorporate a wide range of session types, including in-depth skill development workshops, strategic panel discussions, and practical case studies. Breakout sessions will be offered in conference tracks focused on key concerns of higher education technology professionals.

Main Conference Areas (see web page above for more ideas):

-Track 1: High-Tech Tools for Administration (designed for higher education administrators and staff that implement and use administrative tools in their functional areas).

-Track 2: IT and Computing in the Institution (planning and implementation of institution-wide IT systems, along with tools, resources, and strategies for CIOs, IT directors, and other campus IT leaders).

-Track 3: Institutional Strategies – A View for the IT Visionary (especially appropriate for higher ed executive leadership, sessions feature technologies on the horizon, trends, leadership, best practices, and the tools that inform those charged with guiding the future of academic institutions).

-Track 4: Teaching with Technology (this track focuses on delivering education to the student, both on campus and online, and examines technology in classrooms, lecture halls, and labs. Sessions feature examples of the best applications of
technology for instruction and assessment, along with discipline-specific faculty case studies).

-Track 5: Instructional Design – Curriculum and Course Design (instructional designers and those charged with supporting faculty or creating online programs will especially appreciate this track focused on designing, producing, and implementing technology-enhanced instructional programs, effective curriculum, and classroom tools).

-All Tracks: Technologies to Watch—Present & Future (case studies and practical examples highlighting new technologies that will make a difference in the way faculty, staff, and administrators will carry out their roles—-now and in the future).

Follow this link for more information:

Call for Contributors: Info Career Trends (online)

Call for Contributors: Info Career Trends -- Online Journal

Info Career Trends, a free, bi-monthly, electronic publication on career development issues for information professionals, is seeking contributors to write short, practical articles for upcoming issues. ICT is distributed via e-mail to over 3300 subscribers, and finds an additional audience on the web and via RSS. For more information or to subscribe, see

Upcoming themes include:

March 2005: Alternative Careers
How can we extend our skills as librarians into other environments? What kind of unusual, interesting, or unthought-of careers are open to information professionals? How do we convince those in related fields to
give us a chance?

May 2005: Charting Our Path
Some of us tend to float from one job to another, depending on factors as varied geographical convenience, salary, or luck of the draw. Others chart a more intentional career path, deliberately moving up the ladder
or gaining experience in a variety of settings. How do we move our careers forward; where do we go from here?

July 2005: Getting What You're Worth
Topics here range from advocating for better salaries and pay equity, to earning your own tenure or promotion, to successfully arguing for a raise, to moving to another institution to secure better salary,
benefits, or work/life balance.

The deadline for articles is generally the first Friday of the month before an issue appears, but please do query now so I can ensure that your proposed topic fits the theme and with the other articles in that issue. Send queries (outlining what you intend to write about and why you're a good person to do so) via e-mail to:

Contributor guidelines are available online at Please take a look at some back issues at
before querying, to get a sense of the tone and style of the newsletter.

I look forward to seeing your ideas! New writers, new grads, library school students, and all library workers are welcome. E-mail Rachel at

Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture (Bad Subjects)

NOTE: Given the number of books published and to be published on this topic, it may be a good discussion for librarians at both public and academic libraries

Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture
Bad Subjects
Deadline: Open
Bad Subjects is issuing an open call for review essays of 1000-3000 words dealing with the cultural landscape created by the Iraq War. We are interested in essays that examine cultural products (art, film/video, photography, writing, music, theater, dance, software) or public-sphere phenomena (protests, political events, media coverage, educational projects, public reports, law) that respond to the war and its social environment.

This review essay series will be especially concerned to address issues created by the ideologies of the American Empire and 'democratic imperialism'; permanent military mobilization and domestic security watches; diminution of civil liberties and human rights; religious triumphalism and its relations with state violence; and the deepening of economic inequalities and poverty under global capitalism. How are such issues reflected in Iraq War culture and challenged through cultural critique? The editors will be interested equally in essays that review resistant cultural or political responses to Iraq War culture.

Bad Subjects is a heterodox progressive journal publishing on 'the politics of everyday life.' It currently serves approximately 5000 readers daily from the English Server at Iowa State University and is the oldest cultural studies publication on the Internet. The journal is located at the web address shown below.

This is currently an open-deadline call. Submit review essays as Word attachments to Joe Lockard (English Department, Arizona State University) to the e-mail address given below.

Joe Lockard
English Department
Arizona State University
Visit the website at

CFP: OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International

CFP: OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International

I am looking for articles related to the mission statement and coverage listed below for the next journal issue. OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives is a peer-reviewed journal, with an international editorial board. Please send all inquiries, expressions of interest, and/or articles directly to the editor. Thanks.

Brad Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives

Head, Web and Digitization Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

CFP: 1st International Confererence on Information Management and Business

Conference: The 1st International Conference on Information Management and Business (IMB 2005)
Conference Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Conference Date: March 26-27, 2005
Deadline: January 3, 2005

Main Conference Page: http://

IMB is an international conference that is scheduled to be held annually in different countries under the collaboration of Shih-Chien University, Taiwan (2005), University of Western Sydney, Australia (2006), Fachhochschule Wurzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany (2007), South Carelia Polytechnic, Finland, and their local academic or industrial societies. The goal of IMB is to provide a stimulating forum to bring together researchers and professionals from both academic and industry to share ideas, exchange knowledge, consider new advanced applications and discuss future directions on information management and business related issues.

The 1st conference will be held in Taipei, which is a city of multiple amenities combining occupational, residential, academic and leisure functions of Taiwan. IMB provides an excellent opportunity for you to present your work at IMB2005 conference and define the future of information management and its business applications. The conference organizers are committed to building on the envisaged success of this conference and increasing its influence on the business information systems and management community internationally. The conference will have sessions with contributed papers, invited talks, panel discussions, and vendor exhibitions.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Maria Lee at

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

CFP - ALA Poster Sessions

CFP -- ALA Poster Sessions
Conference Date: June 25-27, 2005
Conference Location: Chicago Illinois
Deadline: January 31, 2005

ALA Poster Session Applications for 2005 Annual Conference, Chicago,
Illinois, USA

Applications for presenting poster sessions for both US and International participants at the 2005 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago are now being accepted. An application form is available on the poster session website at The website also provides rules and guidelines for presenting poster sessions, helpful hints in applying, subject categories for sessions, frequently asked questions, and photos of sample poster sessions.

The deadline for submitting an application is January 31, 2005. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2005 whether their poster sessions have been accepted for presentation at the conference. Poster sessions will be presented on June 25, 26, and 27 at the Chicago conference.

Please contact Jody Condit Fagan, Chair of the ALA Poster Session Review Panel, with any questions. Her email address is and her phone number is 1-540-568-4265.

CFP - Corporation of Public Librarians of Quebec

CFP - Corporation of Public Librarians of Quebec
Conference Title: Fostering Loyalty and Attractiveness: Strategies and Purposefulness
Conference Date: May 18 to 20, 2005
Conference Location: St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
Deadline: December 13, 2004

In 2004, the Conference explored the issues of value, usefulness and performance of our organizations. The primary objective that emerged following this exploration was the enhancement of libraries and information professionals in their respective areas of endeavour. The continuity of thought advanced by the Corporation embraces this perspective, while taking into consideration, in 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society and Montreal: World Book Capital 2005. These major events provide librarians with just as many opportunities of emerging from obscurity and taking their place in the limelight.

The time has come to test our powers of seduction. It has become imperative to develop the skills required to show ourselves off to best advantage and to adopt strategies aimed at making ourselves attractive to our clientele. These preliminary steps are essential in fostering user loyalty. Beyond our often community-oriented mission, in addition to the part we play in spreading knowledge, and without falling
into the trap of shameless mercantilism, we owe it to ourselves to explore new marketing and communications techniques that have been tested and adapted to our different fields of activity. Everything resides in the power of attraction. What exactly does the concept of seduction represent for information professionals? Until now, they have often been reproached their passivity and their lack of visibility and commitment. Yet, there are many professionals who dare to stray from the stereotype and create for themselves a dynamic and daring image that appeals to users and decision-makers. What is their secret? Should not information circles adapt to new trends and flaunt their appeal? Should not the documentary training of recent graduates reflect this new reality? The organizing committee is therefore calling for suggestions for workshops, presentations alternating theory and practice, from guest speakers that will touch on the following subjects:

Marketing and Clienteles
Knowledge Management
Continuing Education and Training
Nurmerical Age
Librarian and the profession

For more information, visit the Call for Papers (English):

Call for Papers (French):

CFP - Candadian Disability Studies Assn & Consortium for Computers in the Humanities

A joint panel from the Canadian Disability Studies Association and COCH/COSH
CFP: Enabling Technologies
Conference Date: May 29-31, 2005
Conference Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Abstract Deadline: December 15, 2004

The technological revolution has produced an explosion of new hardware, software and sensory modalities that open doors of accessibility for all kinds of users. The Canadian Disability Studies Association and the Consortium for Computers in the Humanities/Le Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines (COCH/COSH) welcome papers that deal with accessibility issues, including alternative and inclusive technologies, interfaces, and pedagogies for the differently abled. We are interested in discussions centred on electronic assistive technologies as tools and media for the humanities. Software or hardware demonstrations are welcome, but only as a part of an inquiry into the larger issues as they affect access in the arts,
social sciences and education. Possible topics might include:

* assistive technologies: reading/writing software, voice output, onscreen keyboards, portable note takers, etc.
* rich media resources, materials, textbooks in the classroom and online
* instructional technologies
* inclusive design
* augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
* ergonomics
* adult and geriatric education
* networks
* voice, eye, and neurological interfaces
* mobile computing
* hands-free computing
* virtual prosthetics
* implants
* virtual exhibitions and accessible resources
* enabled arts
* music-based technologies
* access-related textual encoding and its standards
* tactile television and computing
* 3D modeling, printers, tactile captions, etc.
* digital textbooks, talking books, tactile animation
* JAWS, cyberlink, and other softwares and their applications
* enabling resources, databases, search engines, services

The Canadian Disability Studies Association is a Canada-wide organization concerned with the intersections with (and within) disability and disability studies, including disability and medicine; social policy and disability; disability history; the immigrant experience and disability; law and disability; disability and queerness; disability and culture; disability in literature; feminism and disability; ethics and disability, disability and pedagogy; and disability and personal/private space.

The Consortium for Computers in the Humanities/Le Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines is a Canada-wide association of representatives from Canadian colleges and universities that began in 1986. Our objective is to foster communications about, and sharing of, information technology developed by Canadian institutions for the betterment of post-secondary education across Canada. COCH/COSH participates in the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada¹s (HSSFC) annual Congress to promote humanities computing research and scholarship in Canada and internationally. Our theme for the 2005 Congress will be "The Networked Citizen: New Contributions of the Digital Humanities," and will place special emphasis on connections between humanities computing and other fields. It will take place at the University of Western Ontario from May 29-31, 2005.

Paper and/or session proposals will be accepted in English or French until December 15, 2004. Please note that all presenters must be members of COCH/COSH at the time of the conference.

Abstracts/proposals should include the following information at the top: title of paper, author's name(s); complete mailing address, including email; institutional affiliation and rank, if any, of the author; statement of need for audio-visual equipment. Abstracts of papers should be between 150 and 300 words long, and clearly indicate the paper's thesis, methodology and major focus. Be sure to mark your submission as being for the ŒEnabling Technologies¹ Panel.

Single-paper proposals will be accepted electronically via the conference

web site:

Inquiries may be emailed directly to:
Carolyn Guertin, PhD
Senior McLuhan Fellow
McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology
University of Toronto
39A Queen¹s Park Crescent
Toronto Canada M5S 2C3
voice: 416-928-0196
fax: 416-978-5324

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

CFP - Innovative Users Group (2005)

Conference: Innovative Users Group (2005)
Conference Location: San Francisco, California
Conference Date: May 1-4, 2005
Deadline: Friday November 12, 2004

NOTE: This is one of the leading ILS Users Group Meetings in the world. The papers presented here focus on increasing our use of the Innovative/Millennium Integrated Library Systems in libraries of every type.


Innovative Users Group:
Suggested Topics:
Program Submission Form:

[From the Call] Remember, we aim for a variety of programs - basic to advanced, every
library type, how you use various Innovative modules, and how you use other programs in conjunction with Innovative software. The topics list is not meant to be exhaustive. Some topics have been duplicated (as appropriate) under separate categories for your convenience. If you have an idea of your own and don't see it listed, please submit a proposal anyway. You may also be interested in coordinating a panel discussion, but don't have all of the presenters lined up. It's perfectly fine to have some TBA's at this stage. The Program Committee
can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

If you have presented or coordinated at past IUG programs, please consider resubmitting a proposal for this year. I can speak from experience that it is impossible to attend every program one would like, and know our attendees will appreciate having another chance to see a refreshed/updated version of programs this year. There have also been a number of regional user group meetings taking place this summer/fall with a rich variety of program offerings. If you are presenting in one of the regional conferences, please consider repeating your program at
the annual meeting, so many more colleagues can learn from your experiences.

Contact, Cheryl Gowing, IUG 2005 Program Chair,