Thursday, September 30, 2004

CFP: Encyclopedia of Support Services and Distance Education

Encyclopedia of Support Services and Distance Education Location
Deadline: 2004-10-15

Seeking additional short entries (1000 to 3000 words) on all topics related to support services in distance education for the Encyclopedia of Support Services and Distance Education. Entries can relate to the following areas: academic support services, technical services, social services, and business/industry. For a more detailed list of topics and additional information abouut the project, please contact Mary Hricko, Editor at the e-mail address given below.

Mary Hricko
Kent State University Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, OH 44021
PH: 440-834-3717

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

CFP -- Association for Recorded Sound Collections

Conference Name: Association for Recorded Sound Collections
Conference Location: Austin, Texas
Conference Date: March 30-April 2, 2005
Deadline: November 15, 2004

ARSC invites submissions of program proposals for our 39th annual conference. Papers, panels, and demonstrations on all aspects of recordings and recorded sound are welcome. We especially encourage papers on music from Texas, including the blues, classical, conjunto, country, cowboy, electric blues, honky-tonk, jazz, rock and roll, Tejano, western swing, and the many other musical forms that emanate from or flourish in this part of the country.

For more infomation, please visit:

Call for Papers Form:

Conference Main Page:

Organization Main Page:

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

CFP - Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture (SW/T PCA)

Conference: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture Area
of Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assn. & Southwest/Texas American Culture Assn.
2005 Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque * Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 9-12, 2005
Deadline: November 15, 2004

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area solicits paper proposals from librarians, graduate students, library school faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types! We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, workshop formats, and panels organized around common themes. Among previous presentations were a study of library marketing in Romania, an overview of collection development for feminist spirituality, and a consideration of Gone with the Wind as an information product.

Some suggested topics:
-electronic information-seeking habits
-intellectual freedom issues related to popular culture resources
-book clubs and reading groups
-reports of research studies of popular culture & libraries, archives, or museums
-marketing popular culture materials to library, archives, or museum users
-collection building and popular culture resources
-organization and description of popular culture resources
-new media formats and popular culture in libraries, archives, or museums
-knowledge management issues
-profiles of popular culture resources

Send a 200-word abstract to the Area Co-Chairs by November 15, 2004. Include your complete mailing address, school or other affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. Graduate students are encouraged to present, and to apply for the graduate paper prizes listed at

For more information and to submit abstracts, email:

Janet Brennan Croft
University of Oklahoma

Rhonda Harris Taylor
University of Oklahoma

CFP: Syllabus2005 Conference

Conference: Syllabus2005 Conference
Conference Date: July 24-28, 2005
Conference Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: November 30, 2004

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.

Content Area 1: High-Tech Tools for AdministrationIn-the-trenches sessions designed for higher education staff that use administrative tools in their functional areas.

Content Area 2: IT and Computing in the InstitutionPlanning and implementing institution-wide IT systems, and the tools, resources, and strategies that will help.

Content Area 3: Institutional Strategies - The View Through the IT LensTrends, leadership, and best practices to inform executives charged with guiding the future of academic institutions.

Content Area 4: Teaching with Technology Submissions in this area should be focused on delivering education to the student, with discipline-specific examples of the applications of technology for instruction.

Content Area 5: Instructional Design - Curriculum and Course DesignDesigning, producing, and implementing technology-enhanced instructional programs, effective curriculum, and classroom tools.

Content Area 6: Technologies to Watch - Present & FutureCase studies, practical examples, or survey courses, 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.

For more information, visit:



Confernce: ED-MEDIA 2005 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
Conference Dates: June 27-July 2, 2005
Conference Location: Montreal, Canada
Deadline: December 20, 2004

ED-MEDIA--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.

We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and SIG discussions. The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer-reviewed by for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications. Sub-topics listed here.
1. Infrastructure
2. Tools & Content-Oriented Applications
3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
4. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
5. Cases & Projects
6. Universal Web Accessibility
7. Indigenous Peoples & Technology

For more information, please visit the Call for Papers Main Page:

CFP - LOEX 2005

Conference: LOEX (Clearinghouse for Library Instruction)
Conference Date: May 12-14, 2005
Conference Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Deadline: November 30, 2004

Conference Theme:

"Information and knowledge are intertwined by their very structure and existence. They are integral to each other's state of being." (Owusu-Ansah, 2003) Information Literacy (IL) at its best happens when teaching librarians combine their efforts with faculty at their institutions. In fact, divorced from the efforts of professors who are teaching their students to question and to think critically, IL is dull for the teaching librarian and irrelevant to the student. Picture those hour-long sessions with students following a librarian's mouse-clicks on a projected screen? Students stare blankly into space. Teaching librarians burn out.
But when integrated successfully with the intellectual work of faculty and students, IL can lead to exciting discovery, connecting thinkers in the present as well as those in the present with those in the past. It can engage us with one another, and with the larger world of ideas and actions.

At LOEX 2005, we'll explore ways that innovative librarians and their institutions are working to integrate Information Literacy and academic programs, to help each member of their community discover, connect, and engage with the world of ideas. LOEX invites all instruction librarians, and others involved with or interested in instruction, to share their expertise by submitting proposals to speak at one of the conference's concurrent sessions.

See below pages for detailed call for papers and more contact/conference information


Call for Papers Site:

Main Conference Site:

Main LOEX Site:

Saturday, September 18, 2004

CFP - Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) will be sponsoring two panels at the American Literature Association annual 16th annual conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 26-29, 2005 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). I am seeking submissions on the following topics:

Literary Anthologies/Anthologizing: History of the Book approaches to American literary anthologies, including studies of the editing of anthologies, the fate of particular authors in anthologies, the marketing of anthologies, etc.

Cross-Gender Transactions in American Book History: Men editing women, women editing men, women reading male-authored texts, men reading female-authored texts, men mentoring women, women mentoring men, and other transactions and mediations between men and women in the production, circulation, and consumption of American literary texts. New case studies or new approaches to old examples.

Send abstracts or completed papers and a brief c.v. by December 1, 2004 to:

Melissa J. Homestead
Assistant Professor of English
760 Van Vleet Oval, Room 113
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
e-mail submission of documents as Word attachments preferred

CFP - European Popular Culture (book chapter)

Authors are sought for individual chapters of the Europe volume of the Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, a six-volume set under contract with the Greenwood Publishing Group.

Each volume will consist of narrative chapters, similar in style and scope to the individual entries in the “American Popular Culture through History” series (also Greenwood). Starting with the onset of mass media culture during the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, each essay should provide a chronological overview over its topic. The average length of entries will be between 12,500 and 13,000 words, including notes and a resource guide. The submission deadline for completed essays is May 1st, 2005. Upon publication of the volume, Greenwood will pay authors an honorarium.

The following chapters need assignments:

* Architecture
* Art
* Dance
* Love, Sex & Marriage
* Fashion & Appearance
* Film
* Food & Foodways
* Games, Hobbies & Toys
* Literature
* Music
* Periodicals
* Radio & Television (including advertising)
* Sports
* Theater & Performance
* Transportation & Travel

The process of assigning articles has already begun and should be completed by October 15th, 2004. Interested authors should provide evidence of research background in their respective fields.

For questions and further information, or to request an assignment, contact:

Gerd Bayer
Languages and Literatures Department
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190

Phone: (262) 472-1065

Friday, September 17, 2004

CFP: Convergence of Libraries, Learning and Technology Conference

Conference: Convergence of Libraries, Learning and Technology Conference (Ohio Digital Commons for Education Conference)
Conference Dates: March 6-8, 2005.
Conference Location: Columbus, Ohio (at the Easton Hilton...very nice...)
Deadline: October 31, 2004

ODCE 2005 will feature submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and plenary presentations.

Papers for conference sessions and pre-conference workshops are sought for the following topics:

* Developing, Facilitating and Assessing Engaging Courses
* Advances and Applications of Technologies for Education and Educational Research
* Libraries & Electronic Media - Resources, Services and Collaborations
* Breaking Barriers In E-Learning Policy and Funding
* Partnerships and Collaborations for Technology-Enabled Education
* The Future of Technology and Education

The deadline for proposal submission is October 31, 2004. To review the complete call for presentations, or submit a proposal visit

The Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2005 Conference will include keynote speakers, vendor exhibits, and technology demonstrations. The conference will be held at the Columbus Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Online registration will be available in December.

CFP: The Acquisitions Institute

Conference: The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
Dates: Saturday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 18, 2005
Location: Timberline Lodge, One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood
Deadline: December 1, 2004

Call for Papers
What is The Acquisitions Institute?

* The pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, now in its fifth year at Timberline Lodge.

* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious
Northwestern setting.

* A three-day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and
managing library collections.

* See The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge for more information @

Topics are we looking for?

* The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library
acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage
the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. The planning
committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. The
committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:

-Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
-Organization for collection development
-Role of consortia in collection development
-Financial management, accounting practices, and audits
-Integrated library systems as management information systems
-Personnel issues and strategies for change
-Staff training
-Recruiting and retaining technical services and collection development
-Changing roles of book vendors and subscription agents
-Vendor selection and assessment
-Economics of scholarly publishing
-Publishing, pricing and distributing electronic journals
-Electronic books: content, access, cataloging
-External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
-Problems of (and solutions for) managing electronic resources
-Impact of collections on student learning
-Cooperative journal management agreements
-Open Access
-Faculty involvement in scholarly communication issues
-Preservation issues with electronic resources
-Status and functionality of ERM modules
-Costs/Benefits of gifts
-Out of print acquisitions

ow do I submit a proposal?
* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

Richard Brumley
Head, Collection Development Department
Oregon State University Libraries
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Voice: (541) 737-2118
Fax: (541) 737-8267

Thursday, September 16, 2004

CFP: The Uses of Print in Early America

CFP: The Uses of Print in Early America

The Uses of Print in Early America: Publication, Reading, andInterpretation

This panel for the 2005 meeting of the Society of Early Americanists (3/31/05-4/2/05) will explore early American print culture in all stages of its production,consumption, and reception by focusing on the ideological, economic, andpersonal relationships generated by the printed word. Breaking down thetraditional boundaries between elite production and non-elite consumptionof printed texts, this panel will consider the uses of print by theeducated elite as well as by non-elite groups such as the poor, theuneducated, and non-white. We welcome proposals that aim to examine theinterplay between oral and print culture, publication strategies, readingexperiences, and other dimensions of print culture.

Send abstracts to: Michelle Orihel, Syracuse University, Karen Weyler, UNC-Greensboro,

Conference: Southern Humanities Council
Conference Location: Richmond, Virginia
Conference Date: February 3-6, 2005
Deadline: December 15, 2005

An invitation to submit paper abstracts and session/paper proposals on the theme Imagination and the Public Sphere for the annual Southern Humanities Council conference in Richmond, VA, February 3-6, 2005. As an interdisciplinary conference, the SHC encourages topics from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Here are some more specific possibilities of session topics:

-Libraries, Imagination, and the Public Sphere
-Democracy, Culture, and Literature
-Imaging/Imagining the Public Sphere
-The Commons in American Life
-Monuments, Memorials, and Meaning
-American Space and Place
-The Imagination of Justice
-Who "Owns" the Public Sphere?
-Imaging/Imagining "The War on Terror"
-Islam/Christianity/Judaism in the Public Sphere
-Art/Music/Dance/Theatre and the Public Sphere
-Narrative in the Public Sphere
-Politics and the Imagination
-Forgetting/Forfeiting the Public Sphere
-Citizen Leadership in the 21st Century
-Anti-intellectualism in the Public Sphere
-Education/Educators and the Practice of Freedom

If you have a proposal idea that is not reflected in the list, please send it in. The above list is only a beginning.

You may submit your proposal online by clicking "Online Proposals" on the web site ( ). You may also submit your proposal via e-mail to Greg Salyer at or by mail at :

Greg Salyer
Department of English and Modern Languages
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

CFP: 14th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

CFP: 14th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference
14th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference
April 14-15, 2005
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC
Deadline for submission is October 15, 2004.

The 2005 Program Planning Committee invites proposals and suggestions for presentations on any aspect of the serials industry or serials management. The Committee welcomes participation from all members of the serials profession including publishers, vendors, and systems developers, as well as faculty and library staff. Students seeking a forum to share findings from serials-related research are also encouraged to submit proposals. The Committee hopes to continue previous successes by assembling a program that both shares and inspires
creativity, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Submit proposals by e-mail in a document attachment to Beth Bernhardt at

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2004.
When submitting a proposal, please include the following information.
1. Name(s)
2. Mailing Address
3. Telephone number, fax number, and email address(es)
4. Short (50 words or less) biographical description about proposed speakers
5. Proposed program title
6. A 200-300 word abstract, which clearly states the proposal topic, its relationship to serials, and its relevance for conference attendees
7. Estimate of time required to present topic.

The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance to the current serials environment, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.
Eleanor I. Cook
Serials Coordinator & Professor
Belk Library, ASU Box 32026
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2026
828-262-2773 (fax)

NASIG proposals deadline

Conference NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group)
Conference Date: May 19-22, 2005
Conference Location: Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: October 1, 2004

This is a quick reminder that the October 1, 2004 deadline is fast approaching for submission of a conference proposal or idea. While we have a number of interesting contributions so far, we are hoping to see more.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we are inviting proposals and program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy and tactics sessions that acknowledge the serials community's and NASIG's past and explore our future.

For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group, please

NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses. For more information about this policy, please see:

To suggest a proposal or an idea, please fill out the submission form available at:

Marilyn Geller (
Emily McElroy (
NASIG 05 PPC Co-chairs

CFP: Journal of Information Ethics

Deadline: November 2005

The editor of the JOURNAL OF INFORMATION ETHICS invites contributions for a special issue on the ethics of journal pricing. Query or send brief or more detailed, hard copy, scholarly essays in APA format by November 2005 to,

Robert Hauptman, Editor JOURNAL OF INFORMATION ETHICS LR&TS St Cloud State University St Cloud, MN 56301

For more information, please visit:

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Contributors sought for three volume Encyclopedia of American Science

Contributors sought for three volume Encyclopedia of American Science

Contributors are sought to write entries and essays ranging in length from 500 to 3000 words for the forthcoming three volume Encyclopedia of American Science, to be published by M. E. Sharpe in 2006. Contributors are paid a modest stipend and/or copies of the three volume encyclopedia for articles in the following general topics: natural science, geography, botany, biology, medicine, geosciences, social sciences, behavioral sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, applied science, and history of science. Interested historians and scientists should contact editor Russell Lawson to find out more about the project and receive contributor's guidelines and headword list.

Professor Russell Lawson Bacone College 2299 Old Bacone Road Muskogee, Oklahoma, 74403 ph: 9187817250 Email:

Sunday, September 12, 2004

CFP - AASL National Conference (Pittsburgh)

Conference: American Association of School Librarians
Conference Date: October 5-9, 2005
Conference Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Deadline: October 1, 2004

AASL 12th National Conference & Exhibition
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will hold its 12th National Conference & Exhibition October 5-9, 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pa., with the theme "Every Student Succeeds @ your library." Proposals are now being accepted for concurrent session programs. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, October 1, 2004.

For more information, visit:

Friday, September 10, 2004

ExLibris (a weekly e-zine)

Librarians can post submissions to the e-zine titled ExLibris

Most articles run around 750 and 1000 words, but the editor is flexible.

The current issue contains Steven Bell's article, 10 Tips on Getting Published.

For more information, contact Marylaine Block (Writer and Internet Librarian)
email: marylaine at ( can figure this out).

CFP: Asian America History and Culture: An Encyclopedia

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS - Asian America History and Culture: An Encyclopedia

M.E. Sharpe, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, and East River Books, a reference book producer, are seeking contributing scholars for a two-volume reference work on the history and culture of Asian Americans. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels. The General Editors are Dr. Huping Ling of Truman State University and Dr. Allan W. Austin of College Misericordia.

The majority of the entry articles have been assigned and we are continuously seeking contributors for the remaining articles. Contributors will receive full authorial credit, a modest cash honorarium, and/or copy of the full encyclopedia set (depending on contribution length and contributor preference).

If you are interested in contributing to this exciting and important reference project--one we hope will be the definitive reference work on Asian America history and culture—please review the attached prospectus with a full description of the project--with deadline, compensation, and other pertinent information, including a table of contents. Please contact Allan Austin at if you are interested.

If you cannot contribute, please feel free to forward this email to any potentially interested scholars (either professors or graduate students).


Drs. Huping Ling and Allan W. Austin, General Editors
Asian America History and Culture: An Encyclopedia

Dr. Allan W. Austin
College Misericordia

Thursday, September 09, 2004

CFP - Comics and Culture

Deadline - December 10, 2004

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks original essays, review essays, and reviews for our Spring 2005 special issue, "Comics and Culture," co-edited by Corey Creekmur and Thomas Keegan.

Comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels remain surprisingly under-examined artifacts of mass and popular culture, despite their long-standing production and consumption alongside other, well-analyzed media (cinema, television, popular literature, etc.). Even recent film adaptations (Ghost World, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Hellboy, From Hell) have yet to generate significant critical (formalist, psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, or cultural studies) assessments of their often superior but still neglected comic book sources.

Essays for this special issue should aspire to correct this negligence by examining comics in cultural contexts and through sophisticated methods of cultural analysis. While innovative essays on underground comix (Zap, Arcade), alternative comics (Love and Rockets, Eightball), graphic novels (Jimmy Corrigan), and/or contemporary artists (Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, Chester Brown, Julie Doucet) are welcome, essays on mainstream comic books and comic strips are especially encouraged, since these (unlike equivalent Hollywood movies, pop music, or detective novels) have been and remain overlooked by academic critics. Therefore, original treatments of classic comic strips and comic books are desired as well as critical essays on recent mainstream comics (such as The Authority, X-Force, The Invisibles, or Promethea) and/or their creators (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis, etc.)

Essays should range from 9000-11000 words, review essays 2000-4000 words, and individual reviews less than 2000 words, not including citations. Essays must be in MLA format; essays not in MLA format will be discarded. If included, photocopies or digital scans of illustrations should be accompanied by a statement from the author that copyright clearance is being perused. Acceptance of a manuscript will be contingent on clearance of copyright.

Submit two hard copies as well as a copy on disc (in *.doc or *.rtf format)
along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
c/o Comics and Culture
308 English-Philosophy Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1492

E-mail submissions will be discarded. Correspondence and inquiries may be
sent to

The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2004.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Library Technology Now

Library Technology Now, a one-stop resource for library technology news and product reviews written by library people for library people, needs your help!

Located at, the site will include product reviews that will outline features and functionality of library technology products. The reviews will also summarize the reviewers' own personal experiences with the products.

In addition to the reviews, library technology news will be gathered from around the world and disseminated on a daily basis. The site's target launch date is April 2005.

We are seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Editors: approve the content of reviews before they are published
Copy Editors: proofread the reviews before they are published
Thesaurus Team Members: create the Library Technology Now indexing terms
Researchers: assist with locating news sources and third-party reviews
Web Designers: design the look and feel and build backend applications

If you are interested in volunteering, please email for more information. Library Technology Now is funded by The North Texas Regional Library System, Inc., and the Automation and Technology Round Table of the Texas Library Association.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

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

CFP: Special issue of Library Hi Tech on Content Management Systems
Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2004

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 Management Systems (CMS). I am interested in seeing articles discussing philosophy, technical standards and developments, case studies, prototypes, and future uses of CMS's in information organizations and digital libraries. Any inquiries or abstracts for consideration should be sent to me personally, not to the list. Deadline for receipt of abstracts/proposals for articles is October 1, 2004. Those selected to write articles will have until September 1, 2005 to submit final article drafts. Thanks.

Dr. Brad Eden
Associate Editor, Library Hi Tech

Journal Information:

Learning Objects Call for participants (ALAO November 2004)

Learning Objects Call for participants (ALAO November 2004)
Deadline: ASAP

The Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Instruction Interest Group (ALAO-IIG) is looking for librarians who have used or developed learning objects in support of library instruction efforts to join a panel presentation at the ALAO Annual Conference. The ALAO Annual Conference will be held on November 12, 2004 in Dayton, OH. See for details.

Below is the presentation abstract:

Learning objects are digital resources created purposefully for learning, and include components of teaching, feedback and testing. They can be used in different contexts, times and places. Their value lies in their suitability for distance education and online learning; the ability to design them to address various learning styles; and the opportunity to archive and share them via the World Wide Web. As a follow-up to the IIG’s spring workshop on Learning Objects, this session will showcase the application of learning objects to information literacy efforts. Librarians who have created learning objects and are successfully using them in instruction will demonstrate their work.

If you are interested in participating in this panel discussion, please contact me at the address below.

Christine Sheetz
Assistant Professor
Library/Learning Resources Division
Lorain County Community College
1005 Abbe Rd N
Elyria, OH 44035

1-800-995-5222, ext 7288

Thursday, September 02, 2004

CFP: Spaces (including library) College English Association

CFP: Spaces (including library) College English Association
Conference Date: March 31- April 2005
Conference Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Deadline: November 1, 2004

We invite papers or panels on literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, business/technical writing, and book history responding to the conference theme of Space(s).

Proposals may interpret the conference theme broadly, including—but not limited to—the following “space(s)”: (this is only a sample of library-related suggestions)

• Academic spaces: the library, the classroom
• Cultural spaces: the theater, the stage, the gallery, the concert hall, the
• Cyberspace: the Web, hypertext, the cyborg
• Disciplinary spaces: cross-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary
• Private spaces: the boudoir, the bedroom, the study
• Public spaces: the monument, the gallows, the assembly room, the club, the
• Recreational spaces: the game field, the ballpark
• Space and community
• Space and ideology
• Space and identity
• Writing spaces: the desk, the study, the page

Submit proposals, including an abstract of no more than 500 words, by email, fax or post by 1 November, 2004. If you email a proposal, please paste it into the body of the email message, rather than attaching a separate file.

Proposals should include the following information:
• Name
• Institutional affiliation (if applicable)
• Mailing address (including zip code)
• Phone number
• Email address
• Title for the proposed presentation.

If you are proposing a panel, the panel organizer should include the above information for all proposed participants.

Address all conference correspondence to the Program Chair:
Ann R. Hawkins
CEA 2005 Program Chair
Department of English
Texas Tech University
Lubbock TX 79409

Phone: 806 742-2500, ext. 296
Fax: 806 742-0989

Conference Main Page& Call for Papers
PDF Verision:

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Computers in Libraries - 2005 topics posted

Computers in Libraries - 2005 topics posted
Deadline: Ongoing

Computers in Libraries has posted the topics for the 2005 issues. (NOTE: This is a great writing opportunity and they are great to work with.)

The topics include:

  • Small-Library & Do-It- Yourself Technologies(products for smaller libraries and those you’ve built or customized yourself)

  • Using Technology to Build Relationships(RSS feeds, blogs, chat, listservs, alert services, community calendars, online surveys & newsletters)

  • Keeping Your Network Secure(firewalls, security hardware and software, anti-spyware solutions, authentication)

  • Digital Asset Management(setting up solutions to store and access e-reserves, e-journals, repositories; ownership & licensing)

  • Open Access/Open Source(the latest technology for open source, OpenURL, open repositories, metasearch, federated search)

  • The Technology of Library Politics(systems you’ve set up to deal with privacy/RFID, filters, USA PATRIOT Act, CIPA/COPA, patron info management)

  • Tech Training: Keeping Staff Up-to-Speed(dealing with evolving roles, learning curves, and technostress)

  • Designing GUIs to Fit User Behavior(evaluating user reactions in order to design better interfaces, portals, and Web sites)

  • Hip High-Tech (library technology on the cutting edge)

For more information, visit:

The deadlines for proposals run from October 1, 2004 - June 1, 2005 (depending on the issue) and the articles are dues typically one to two months after the proposal deadline.