Thursday, July 29, 2004

CFP - Michigan Library Forum (MLA FORUM)

Deadline: September 10, 2004


Students, employees, and other members of the library community are invited to this opportunity to be published! MLA Forum (, a tri-annual electronic journal publication, seeks submissions for its sixth issue to be published in November/December 2004. The purpose of this journal is to disseminate articles of interest to librarians and library staff of public, special, school, and academic libraries in Michigan. 

The goals of MLA Forum are:
--To provide a central place for discussion of topics of current interest to Michigan library professionals and their staff.
--To increase librarian and library staff participation in the Michigan Library Association.
--To offer publishing opportunities for librarians, especially those in academic libraries.
--To facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among Michigan librarians, particularly those in libraries located in rural regions of the state.
--To make full use of electronic technology to ensure current, state-of-the-art information on libraries and the library profession for all library personnel in Michigan.

Content of MLA Forum includes articles related to the library profession and community. This journal includes conference proceedings; book reviews; editor comments; original research
articles including case studies, analysis, and qualitative research; conference and workshop reports; regular columns; and links to relevant information.

Submission of articles from members of the Michigan Library Association is encouraged, as well as those by librarians, library specialists, library and information science professors, and graduate students. Contributions from non-members and professionals from outside Michigan are also welcomed.

Major articles must be at least 1,500 words in length. Other types of submissions may be less than 1,500 words. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished, and are subject to blind review. Citations must be in APA format.

Acceptance decisions will be rendered within six weeks of manuscript submission.

For publication consideration, please submit one copy via email of a manuscript to:

Lothar Spang, Editor
MLA Forum
(313) 577-3367

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

CFP: Special issue of Library Hi Tech on Content Management Systems (CMS)

This is a call for proposals/abstracts of articles for a special issue of_Library Hi Tech -  to be published in January 2006 on Content ManagementSystems (CMS).  I am interested in seeing articles discussing philosophy,technical standards and developments, case studies, prototypes, and futureuses of CMS's in information organizations and digital libraries.  Anyinquiries or abstracts for consideration should be sent to me personally,not to the list. 

Thanks.Dr. Brad Eden
Associate Editor, Library Hi Tech

Journal URL:

CFP - Society of Ohio Archivists

Conference Ddates: April 14-15, 2005
Conference Location: Dayton, Ohio (Wright State University)
Deadline: September 16, 2004

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2005 Spring Meeting Program Committee is pleased to announce the program theme and call for session proposals. The theme is: "The Business of Archives: Tools of the Trade" - focusing on three tracks: business/management, technology, and archival issues. Sessions might focus on (but are not limited to): business planning, managing volunteers, grant writing, EAD, digitization, cataloging, electronic records, managing backlog, and preservation.
If you would like to submit a session proposal, please send them to Shari Christy (program co-chair) via email or snail-mail (address below). The session proposals should be as complete as possible with title, panel/workshop speakers, panel chair (if needed), short session description and AV aids needed. Hands-on sessions are especially encouraged. Presenters are also asked to allow ample time for questions.
The conference is tentatively scheduled to be held April 14-15, 2005 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Proposals should be submitted no later than September 16, 2004. If you have any questions, let us know.

Thank you.

Program Co-chairs
Shari Christy Archivist/Contractor
AFRL/HO Anteon Corp.
Bldg 45, Rm 030
2130 Eighth St.
WPAFB, OH 45433
Phone: 937-255-4661
Fax: 937-904-5079

Angela O'Neal
Ohio Memory Project Manager
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 297-2576

URLS: Society of Ohio Archivists:

Sunday, July 25, 2004

CFP: Museums and the Web 2005

Conference Date: April 13-16, 2005
Conference Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline: September 30, 2004

Museums and the Web addresses the social, design, technological, economic, organizational and cultural issues of culture and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyse the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage, and look ahead to the transformation of communities and organizations.

MW2005 features plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, commercial exhibits, mini-workshops, a usability lab, a design 'Crit Room' and the Best of the Web awards. Prior to the conference, there will be full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops and a day of pre-conference tours.

Social events, including receptions each evening, a Birds-of-a-Feather breakfast and plenty of refreshment breaks in the program, provide hours of discovery and debate among hundreds of colleagues from around the world.

Call for Papers
Respond to the Call for Papers (PDF) before September 30, 2004 if you would like to present your work at Museums and the Web 2005. Please review the Presentation Formats, and submit your proposal using the On-line Form.

The Program Commitee reviews all proposals and makes selections based on quality and balance. Written papers are required. The best papers appear in print in Museums and the Web 2005: selected papers from an international conference . All papers appear in on-line as part of the MW2005 site and on CD-ROM Proceedings. (Advance orders of the Selected Papers and CD-ROM Proceedings are being taken.)

URL Links:

Call for Papers URL:

Main Conference Page:

Previous Year's Papers:

CFP: Pro-Wrestling anthology

Deadline September 30, 2004

NOTE: Look at fandome section for a library connection.

The editors of The Pro-Wrestling Book are seeking essays on all aspects of rofessional Wrestling. The book's starting point is that wrestling, notwithstanding its 'low' cultural status, is an important topic for analysis both for its intrinsic qualities and for what it tells us about culture and entertainment. The book proposes to deal with wrestling in broad terms, inevitably exploring the powerful WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) organisation, but also looking at other styles and traditions. Accordingly, the book will consider the historical development of wrestling and the role it has played in different cultures. It will also discuss the aesthetics of different forms as well as the relationship between pro-wrestling and media (especially television). The sexual and racial politics of wrestling will be debated and also the ways in which pro-wrestling has been received and evaluated by audiences and critics.

It is intended that The Pro-Wrestling Book will draw upon a range of different approaches, including media studies, cultural studies, film and television studies, sports studies, sociology and gender studies. Listed below are some of the topics we think should be covered, but we welcome proposals on any aspect of professional wrestling:

-National/Stylistic variants - Indie/Mainstream, 'Hardcore', lucha libre, puroresu, British style(s).
-Wrestling and representation/representations of wrestling - gender, ethnicity, cultural identity, films and TV about wrestling.
-Stardom and Performance - The Rock, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Kendo Nagasaki, Jyushin 'Thunder' Liger.
-Fandom, Consumption and trans-media - fanzines, internet, merchandising, wrestling games, 'Marks' and 'Smarts'

Please send abstracts of not more than 500 words to and Deadline September 30th 2004.

CFP: An Encyclopedia of African American Literature

The editors of *An Encyclopedia of African American Literature,* currently nearing completion, seek contributors to write short entries on approximately seventy as-yet unassigned topics. A list of unassigned entries is available online at

Individuals interested in contributing to the *Encyclopedia* should contact David Macey ( or Hans Ostrom ( no later than August 1, 2004.

*An Encyclopedia of African American Literature*
Department of English
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St., CMB 1045
Tacoma, WA 98416-1045
(253) 879-3434
(405) 974-5641

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Call for Presenters -- OhioLINK Reference Summit

Conference Location: Columbus, OH
Conference Date: October 22, 2004
Deadline: ASAP

The OhioLINK User Services Committee is hosting a one-day summit on reference and user services in the OhioLINK environment on October 22, 2004.  We have twelve 50 minute sessions planned, scheduled in four concurrent tracks.  While most of the sessions already have presenters, we would like to invite participation from the OhioLINK community at large for the following sessions.  If you are interested in presenting, please contact Wade Lee at  The sessions that have openings for presenters are:

Designing Library Web Sites        
A solo presentation or panel discussion on web design principles for library web sites.  This is part of a three-session track on designing electronic resources (OPAC design and Weblog/RSS Feed design are the other sessions).  If your library is in the midst of a web site redesign, or if you've recently redesigned your web space, you may be the ideal speaker to demonstrate the principles and practices that make a library site visually appealing, usable, and accessible.

Information Commons: Smaller libraries        
As part of the Management Track, we will be having a panel discussion on the implementation and management of Information Commons in the library.  We already have participants from larger schools interested in the panel, but would like to expand the perspective to include smaller institutions that have an Information Commons.

Aggregators / Federated Searching in OhioLINK Libraries
This session could focus on either of these topics or both:          Aggregators, like the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Finder ( and Serials Solution that pull together the electronic text content from diverse vendors, subscriptions, and databases.  Federated Search Systems, on the other hand, allow users to search across multiple databases (regardless of the native interface of the individual databases) with a single search form and compile the results into a single list.  OhioLINK currently has federated searching with their Subject Cluster Searching ( and has issued an RFP for a new system. 

If you would be able to speak to the capabilities, advantages/disadvantages, and commercially available options (as well as the OhioLINK-developed resources) in either of these areas, please let us know. We are pleased that such a wealth of experience and information exists within our own OhioLINK community, and hope that you will consider presenting at the summit.  If you would like to present on a different topic related to user services for OhioLINK libraries, a call for Posters for the summit's poster session will be going out in early August.

For information, contact Wade Lee at

Friday, July 16, 2004

CFP - X-Files and Literatures (NEMLA)

Conference Date: March 31 - April 2, 2005
Conference Location, Cambridge, Mass.
Deadline:  September 15, 2004
NOTE:  Bit off topic, but I have yet to meet a librarian (myself included) who did not like this show.
The X-Files and Literature 

In the 1990s The X-Files challenged, albeit frequently tongue in cheek, conventional perceptions about reality in television and in life. It also resonated and rewrote perceptions about literature, often in an equally tongue in cheek and unsettled mode. This session will present essays that explore The X-Files' revision and adaptation of literature and literary conventions, literary works or forms that anticipate the major traits that make The X-Files what it is, and the television program's reflexive influence on other forms of literature or 20/21st-century adaptations of literature.

Please submit and abstract of 250-500 words by 9/15/04 to:

Sharon R. Yang, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Languages and Literature
Worcester State College
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

A more comprehensive call for papers for the whole conference is available at:

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Conference Date: September 28-30, 2005
Conference Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Deadline: January 15, 2005

CONFERENCE THEME: “Experience a Timeless Information Journey: Revolution and Evolution Co ntinue”

The Program Committee of the South Atlantic Regional Conference (SARC III) of SLA
invites you to participate in this exciting conference by proposing a presentation at the
Conference. (For a full list of suggested topics, visit link below.)

Please send an abstract (not exceeding 250 words) of your proposed presentation to the
Program Chair, Beth Blanton-Kent, You will be
notified by March 1, 2005 if your presentation has been accepted .

For more information, visit:

Conference main page:

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Call for editors -- is looking for "community editors" for their website. WebJunction is an online community of libraries and other agencies sharing knowledge and experience to provide the broadest public access to information technology.

From their call for participation:

Do you pride yourself on your expertise in an aspect of public library practice? Have a network of colleagues who are no dummies themselves? Are you looking for a place to share what you know (and make a bit of a name for yourself)?, an online community for library staff, seeks community editors to develop content and resources on key topics of interest to the library community. Our goal is to transfer responsibility for enhancing and maintaining the site's growing knowledge base to those who know these topics best.

Community Editors will:

- Manage a particular section of the site, with authority to approve or reject new or updated content and publish approved content to WJ.
- Draw on their personal networks and their own work to add new resources, and also solicit the community for contributions.
- Identify gaps in the existing content of a particular section, and find content to fill those gaps.

In the first phase of this program, five community editor positions are available; all positions are volunteer. Experts in the following topics are encouraged to apply:

Technology: Basic Support and Troubleshooting; Networking; Hardware; Security

Policies and Practices: Managing Public Access Computing; Marketing Library Services

Buying and Funding: Funding Strategy; Purchasing Advice

Services to Libraries: Canadian Libraries; Rural and Small Libraries;

Learning Center: Leading Training;

Community Center: Library Features ; Message Board Editor

For more information, please visit:

WebJunction Home Page:

CFP - International Association of School Librarianship

Conference Date: July 8-12, 2005
Conference Location: Hong Kong
Deadline: November 15, 2004

The theme of the 33rd IASL Conference is: Information leadership in a culture of change

Hong Kong, in its fifth year of educational reform, looks to the future of information technology in education. Central to this evaluation is a recognition that information literacy will be at the top of the agenda. The 2005 IASL conference further acknowledges that to achieve sustainable change and build information literate schools also requires leadership. The theme was chosen to encompass all significant issues relating to visionary decision-making regarding information in schools and society.

Six sub-themes are identified as topics for conference papers:
IASL 2005 will provide the forum for serious discussion about school libraries and teacher librarians and their role as information leaders. However more importantly, the conference invites contributions and participants who can communicate -- as change agents -- the collaborative strength of teachers, principals, and knowledge managers to further information literacy. Interested practitioners, teachers, information specialists, and researchers are invited to submit proposals on the following suggested themes:

For more information, please visit:

Organization home page:

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship -- General Call

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is a publication from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list.

Instructions for Authors (including current schedule and deadlines):

Information about the journal:

CFP - ATLA (American Theological Library Association) 2005 Annual Conference

Conference Location: Austin, Texas
Conference Date: June 15-18, 2005
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2004 & September 24, 2004

The Annual Conference Committee cordially invites members and friends of the Association to make proposals for papers, presentations, or special sessions for the 2005 ATLA conference. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas, June 15-18. The Committee will consider proposals on theological librarianship, the academic disciplines of theology, and general librarianship. There is no theme for the 2005 conference.

The Education Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the educational opportunities for the Annual Conference, including the preconference workshops and the roundtables. We also work with the chairs of the nine interest groups. We are actively soliciting your suggestions for the 2005 conference, to be held June 15-18 in Austin, Texas. The committee is eager to provide sessions that are relevant to your professional needs and interests. Please send your suggestions (along with names of potential presenters, if possible) to any of the members of the Education Committee by September 24, 2004.

NOTE: The call for papers has two different contacts. See link below for contact information and more details.

For more information, please see:

E-Prints in Library and Information Science


E-LIS is an open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application activities. E-LIS archive's goal is to promote communication in this field by the rapid dissemination of papers. Eprints for LIS has been established as a community service by rclis (Research in Computing, Library and Information Science) to promote open access to papers on these fields. Rclis is a project to build a database about current and past documents in computing, librarianship, information science and technology and related application activities. In keeping with the objectives of the EPrints movement and the Free Online Scholarship (FOS) movement, we expect this service to facilitate self-archiving for LIS researchers and long-term preservation of their scholarly publications, provide world wide easy access to these publications and improve the impact of their research.

In order to participate, you need to register (free):

Monday, July 12, 2004

CFP -- Encyclopedia of Modern Drama -- Canadian Theatre

DEADLINE - August 31, 2004

An Invitation to Students and Scholars of Canadian Theatre from Kerry
Moore, Editorial Advisor

Grolier is in the midst of producing the publication of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN DRAMA, edited by Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn of Vassar College. This four-volume set will offer a total of one million words on a variety of topics ranging from Ibsen to the present, and the target audience consists of college students, high school students and general readers.

As a member of the Advisory Board, I have responsibility for the section on the drama of Canada from 1860 to 2004. The essays required for this section are either biographical profiles of playwrights, brief analyses of selected plays, or cultural surveys.

BIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES: Andre Simard (500 words); Antoine Maillet (500 words); Cree Ian Ross (500 words); Daniel David Moses (500 words); Daniel MacIvor (500 words); David Fennario (500 words); David Freeman (500 words); David French (500 words); David French (500 words); David Young (500 words); Denise Boucher (500 words); Dennis Foon (500 words); Djanet Sears (500 words); E.P. Aldous and Jean McIlwraith (500 words); George Ryga (500 words); Henry Fuller (500 words); Jason Sherman (500 words); Joan McLeod (500 words); John Gray (500 words); John Kriznac (500 words); John Mighton (500 words); John Murrell (500 words); Judith Thompson (500 words); Linda Griffiths (500 words); Lois Reynolds Kerr (500 words); Margaret Hollingsworth (500 words);
Marjorie Pickthall (500 words); Merril Denison (500 words); Michael Cook (500 words); Michael Hollingsworth (500 words);

Ain't Lookin (George Luscombe) (500 words)
Albertine, en Cinq Temps (Albertine in Five Times) (Michel Tremblay)(500 words)
Almighty Voice and His First Wife (Daniel David Moses) (500 words)
Amigo's Blue Guitar (Joan McLeod) (500 words)
Aria (Tomson Highway) (500 words)
Hey Rube! (George Luscombe) (500 words)
Hosanna (Michel Tremblay) (500 words)
I Love You Baby Blue (Paul Thompson) (500 words)
Jewel (Joan McLeod) (500 words)
Jitters (David French) (500 words)
Les Belles Soeurs (Sisters in Law) (Michel Tremblay) (500 words)
Les Feluettes (Lilies) (Michel Marc Bouchard) (500 words)
Lion in the Streets (Judith Thompson) (500 words)
Marcel Poursuivi par les Chiens (Marcel Pursued by Hounds) (Michel Tremblay) (500 words)
Needles and Opium (Robert Lapage) (500 words)
Polygraph (Robert Lapage) (500 words)
Reading Hebron (Jason Sherman) (500 words)
Saga of West Hens (Jovette Marchessault) (500 words)
Saint Francis of Hollywood (Sally Clark) (500 words)
Scientific Americans (John Mighton) (500 words)
Still Stand the House (Gwen Pharis Ringwood) (500 words)
Tamara (John Kriznac) (500 words)
The Baby Blues (Drew Hayden Taylor) (500 words)
The Coronation Voyage (Michel Marc Bouchard) (500 words)
The Crackwalker (Judith Thompson) (500 words)
The League of Nathans (Jason Sherman) (500 words)
The Seven Streams of the River Ota (Robert Lapage) (500 words)
The Tale of Teeka (Michel Marc Bouchard) (500 words)
The Woodcarver's Wife (Marjorie Pickthall) (500 words)
War Babies (Margaret Hollingsworth) (500 words)
Zastozzi (George F. Walker) (500 words)

English Canadian Drama 1860-2004 (2500 words)
French Canadian Drama 1860-2004 (2500 words)

Each entry will bear the author's name, and contributors will be compensated at the rate of twelve cents per word, so a 500 word essay would pay $60. Each contributor may commit to as many or as few essays as s/he wishes and each topic is available until I assign it to someone.

Sample essays and guidelines for submission will accompany your contract from Grolier.

If you would like to contribute, please contact me via email at and let me know which topics interest you. Please do not submit finished essays until I have confirmed your

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2004. No submissions will be
accepted after this deadline.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Call for Proposals -- NM Library Association 2005 Annual Conference

Call for Proposals -- NM Library Association 2005 Annual Conference
Deadline: August 31, 2004
Conference Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference Dates: March 30 - April 1, 2005

The conference theme for 2005 resonates the personal touch in library service, the person to person contact that enriches lives. It also reflects the role that libraries play in building community, whether it be neighborhood or virtual, by linking hands and connecting people with resources from near and far.

Please consider presenting at the NMLA 2005 Annual Conference. The Session Proposal Form can be found under "Call for Proposals" at the Conference

Fill out the Session Proposal Form and mail to:
Cassandra Osterloh
Chair, Program Committee, NMLA 2005 Annual Conference
1 University of New Mexico
MSC05 3020
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001

Questions on proposals may be directed to Cassandra Osterloh: or 505-277-0675.

CFP: Encyclopedia of the Middle East and South Asia

CFP: Encyclopedia of the Middle East and South Asia
Deadline: August 15, 2004

Call for contributing articles: Encyclopedia of the Middle East and South Asia

This five volume encyclopedia, to be published by M.E. Sharpe, is primarily focused on culture, history, religion, geography, and archeology rather than politics, economics, and current events. Note that politics, economics, and current events will be subsumed into categories such as culture and history. The encyclopedia is organized according to a five level principle by which the most general categories are designated as level one. Topics designated as level four or five represent the highest level of specificity. Though the encyclopedia is invested in the singular character of regions, cultures,
people, languages, etc., it is also largely invested in demonstrating how the regions of the Middle East and South Asia have interacted over time. Additionally, the encyclopedia is aimed at scholars of varying levels and ages such that a high school student may find the encyclopedia as informative and useful as a college student. Listed below is the current level one headword list:

Art and Architecture
Geography: Physical and Political
History: Imperialism and Colonialism
Mythology and Folklore
Society and Culture (including food, clothing, dance, music, etc.)
Trade and Economics

Varied levels of contribution are encouraged. All inquiries will receive an extended headword list as well as a more detailed description of contributing article guidelines.

Please email all inquires along with a brief C.V. by August 15, 2004 to:

Gordon Newby
Professor of Islamic and Jewish Studies
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asia Studies
Emory University