Thursday, September 29, 2005

General Information: Online Information Review

General Information: Online Information Review

“Online Information Review” is a bi-monthly international journal concentrating on digital information sources, systems and services. Its primary focus is broadly on the application of theory to practical aspects of online and digital information creation, storage, retrieval and use in academic, corporate, and scientific contexts.

The journal welcomes research-oriented contributions, theory-based analyses and practice-based discussions of new developments and applications. Contributions may be on aspects of information retrieval, including software developments and human-computer interaction issues; new technologies, including processors, storage media and devices, networks, and software of use in the field of interactive information and data.

It is refereed (by the Editor and one or more reviewers), distributed to more than a thousand organisations worldwide, and used in more than 70 countries. “Online Information Review” is indexed and abstracted in the Social Sciences Citation Index (impact factor of 0.581), Library & Information Science Abstracts, INSPEC and more.

The Editor is supported by an international Editorial Board, and prospective authors are invited to contact either the Editor or Editorial Board members to discuss possible submissions. Papers ready for submission should be sent electronically to the Editor:

Dr G E Gorman, FLA FRSA
Professor of Library and Information Management
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6015
New Zealand
Tel +64 (0)4 463 5782
Fax +64 (0)4 463 5446

General Information: Library Hi Tech News

General Information: Library Hi Tech News

Consider writing up reports on the conferences you attend, for potential publication in "Library Hi Tech News" , which specializes in detailed reports of conferences which cover new library technologies and applications.

“Library Hi Tech News” is a paper and electronic journal published 10 times per annum. Its scope includes, but is not limited to:
• wireless in libraries
• extended applications for library OPACs
• staffing and training for technology
• standards for technology
• distance education technology
• IT strategic planning in libraries and information services
• Web technologies in information services
• relevant professional development opportunities and resources
• vendor products and services.

It also publishes profiles of libraries' systems (in the "around the world" column) and short feature articles. LHTN is distributed to over 1,200 libraries, has short lead times, and prefers to leave publication of formal research-based articles to its sister Emerald journals so it can concentrate on stories, reports, news, opinion and commentary.

Manuscripts should generally be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length, typed with wide margins and double spacing. Three copies or an e-mail attached file should be sent to the Editors, along with a brief biographical note, an abstract of 100-150 words, a short title and suggested keywords:

Julia Gelfand
Applied Sciences Librarian
University of California, Irvine
Science Library 228
Irvine, CA 92623-9556
Phone: 949-824-4971
Fax: 949-824-3114


Colby Mariva Riggs
Systems Librarian
Library Systems
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92623-9556
Phone: (949) 824-6078
Fax: (949) 824-3385

Monday, September 19, 2005

CFP: Culture of Reading, past and present

CFP: Culture of Reading, past and present

APPROVED PANEL IN THE LITERATURE & SOCIETY SECTION and possible collection of essays for publication

PCA/ACA ANNUAL MEETING, April 12th-15th, 2006
DEADLINE: OCT 21, 2005.

In the epilogue to her 2002 book “Forgotten Readers,” Elizabeth McHenry draws connections between the African American literary societies of the Nineteenth Century and Oprah’s Book Club. She writes, “The [latter] book club’s success is indicative of the extent to which texts, even if read in solitude, elicit in their readers responses that demand a forum for sharing.” The statement is at once obvious and unconvincing. In today’s book marketplace, who demands what, and vice versa?

This panel hopes to combine very different fields of historical literary culture and popular culture studies. Can their common ground uncover an evolution/commonality with political, psychological, and/or economic implications? We are interested in papers that address some specific historical reading groups and literary societies, but also hope to have contributions that give some cultural analysis of current trends in reading groups, or "book clubs." Possibly of interest: reading communities as arbiters of taste, increasing professionalization* and
commericialization of reading, community-sponsored reading.

*("professionalization" meaning the movement for groups to seek a higher level of structure and a depth of consideration beyond the means of an adhoc collection of social acquaintances.)

Send 300-500 word abstracts by 10/21/05. All submissions will also be considered for possible volume of collected essays on same.

Susan Hays Bussey
Department of English
Wake Forest University

Sunday, September 18, 2005

CFP: Innovative Users Group -- 2006 Conference (Denver, Colorado)

CFP: Innovative Users Group -- 2006 Conference (Denver, Colorado)
May 19 to 22, 2006
Proposal Deadline, Monday October 10th, 2005

I am very pleased to announce the availability of the Program Proposal Form for the Innovative Users Group (IUG) 2006 Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado from Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22. The deadline for submitting program proposals will be Monday October 10th, 2005.

Important URLs:

IUG 2006 main page:

IUG 2006 Proposal Form:

IUG 2006 Suggested Topics Page:
If you would like to present a program or two, but do not know what might be of interest to colleagues from other Innovative libraries, take a look at the Suggested Topics Page that have been compiled over the past few years and on the responses to the IUG 2005 meeting in San
Francisco. You may find that you have the experience and ideas to share.

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. Many comments from recent IUG conferences attest to the fact that it is impossible to attend every program that our users would like to hear, so it is always appreciated in having another chance to see popular programs. There are also a large number of regional user group meetings taking place this fall that offer an excellent 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.

Again, deadline for submitting program proposals is Monday October 10, 2005. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the program proposal process.

The Program Committee and I look forward to getting all of your great proposals!


Corey Seeman
IUG Vice-Chair & 2006 Program Chair

Program Committee:
Corey Seeman (Program Chair), University of Toledo
Cheryl Gowing (IUG Chair), University of Miami (
Paddy Satzer, St. Thomas School of Law (
Jen Fritz, Dartmouth College (Jennifer.Fritz@Dartmouth.EDU)
Colleen Cuddy, New York University Medical Library (
Lynette Erhardt, Tulsa City-County Public Library (
Carol Gyger, Fort Collins Public Library (

CFP: Book History (College English Assn)

CFP: Book History (College English Assn)

CEA invites proposals for presentations on book history, bibliography, textual criticism, readership, authorship, print culture, and (especially) book history pedagogy. We're meeting at the historic Saint Anthony's Hotel in San Antonio, April 6-8, 2006.

Panels in book history and book history pedagogy are sponsored by Terry Belanger and Rare Book School.

Since 1939, the College English Association has been a vibrant association of scholar-teachers, committed to excellence in teaching and professional development with 20 regional affiliates. Last year's conference with over 500 presentations in total, offered 5 panels on book history & textual criticism.

We're accepting proposals until November 1 via our new online submission site:

Queries or submission questions should come to me:

Ann R. Hawkins
Chair of the Bibliography/Book History panels &
CEA President

CFP: Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2006 Conference

CFP: Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2006 Conference
March 5-7, 2006 - Columbus, Ohio
Deadline: November 5, 2005

Where can faculty, administrators, librarians and technology gurus all meet to discuss learning, libraries, technology and the convergence of these activities? At the Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2006 Conference, of course! ODCE 2006 will be held March 5-7, 2006, and will feature submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference
workshops and plenary presentations. Visit for details.

Be a part of ODCE 2006! The Ohio Digital Commons for Education partners - Ohio Learning Network, OhioLINK, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center/OARnet - are seeking proposals for the following conference tracks:

* Assessing Learning in the Digital Age
* Promoting Problem-Based Learning
* Creating Tomorrow's Learning Environments
* Developing and Assessing Engaging Courses
* Serving all Audiences Via Libraries and Electronic Media
* Emerging Technologies for Education and Research

Proposals must be submitted online by November 5, 2005. Visit for the complete call for proposals.

ODCE 2006 will include a keynote speaker, vendor exhibits and technology demonstrations. It will be held in the Columbus Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Online registration will be available in December at

CFP: British Columbia Library Association 2006 meeting

CFP: British Columbia Library Association 2006 meeting

2006 BC Library Conference
Sharing a Vision: The Power of Collaboration
April 20-22, 2006 (Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby, BC)

BCLA and BCLTA invite those working or interested in the field of librarianship to submit program proposals for the annual BC Library Conference.

As in previous years, delegates have the opportunity to showcase their work, discuss pressing issues and upcoming trends, and network with colleagues from a broad range of libraries and library-related services.

Conference Theme
Sharing a Vision: The Power of Collaboration

Conference Website

Keynote Speaker - Glen Murray, former Mayor of Winnipeg, will present the Keynote Address. Glen will be speaking about the role of public and academic libraries in the development of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities.

Plenary Session - Paul Born, co-founder and President of Tamarack ˆ An Institute for Community Engagement, will present the Plenary Session. Paul will be speaking about the importance of interagency collaboration in achieving organizational goals.

How To Submit Proposals

Submit proposals online at

Deadline for submissions is October 11, 2005.

Note: the Program Committee hopes to receive proposals that complement this year‚s theme, but submissions do not have to be limited to the conference theme.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Pam at

Pamela Medland
Conference Program Chair

British Columbia Library Association

Pamela Medland
Public Services Manager
Okanagan Regional Library
T: 250-860-4033 ext. 1110
F: 250-861-8696

CFP: Museums and the Web 2006

CFP: Museums and the Web 2006
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Deadline: September 30, 2005

You are invited to participate in the Tenth Annual Museums and the Web Conference!

Themes for 2006 include:

Tenth Anniversary Retrospective
* Serious Analysis of any aspect of Museums and the Web over the past ten years

Social Issues and Impact
* Community Involvement
* Folksonomy
* Schools and Educational Programs
* Sustainability

Organizational Strategies
* Building and Managing Web Teams
* Multi-Institutional Ventures
* Publication or Content Creation Models
* Distributed Content, Gateways and Aggregators
* Change Enabled by the Web

* Wireless, Inside and Outside
* Visitor Support On-Site and On-Line
* Museum, Library and Archive Working Together

Museum Services on the Web, like:
* Webcasting
* Art and Exhibition Programs on the Web
* E-Commerce for Museums

Technical and Design Issues
* Standards, Architectures and Protocols
* Interface and Design Paradigms
* New Tools and Methods
* Managing Content and Metadata

Evaluation and User Studies
* Results
* Methods
* Impact Studies
* User Analysis and Audience Development

Different methods of presentation suit particular kinds of content. Museums and the Web includes formal Papers, Demonstrations, Workshops, Mini-Workshops, Professional Fora and other Interactions. Choose the right presentation format for your proposal. Even the best ideas can be rejected if proposed for an inappropriate venue.

See for details.

Submit your proposal on-line at:

All proposals must cite relevant URLs, explain the thesis of the proposed paper in at least a paragraph, and include full contact details (with e-mail address) for all co-authors.

Please coordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be accepted. Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. Papers are reviewed individually.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2005.

See for links to individual years and to a combined list of speakers.

MW2006 Conference Co-Chairs


For program details and registration information see
or email

We hope to see you in Albuquerque!

Jennifer and David

David Bearman & Jennifer Trant
Archives & Museum Informatics

LITA National Forum Blog

LITA National Forum Blog

There has been a lot going on of late, but Forum is rapidly approaching. Consider sharing your insight with the world on LITA Blog. To see the full list of those who have already signed up for public abuse and to see the sessions still in need of coverage, please visit the LITA Blog
here If you would like to see your name in lights, email me and let me know what you would like to cover.

We would especially appreciate it if some kind soul who lives in San Jose would like to add some local color to the blog. As always, you can email me with questions

Scheduling Maven

Michelle Boule
Social Sciences Librarian
University of Houston

CFP: Graphic Narratives (3/1/06; journal issue)

CFP: Graphic Narratives (3/1/06; journal issue)

Upcoming Special Issue of Modern Fiction Studies

Graphic Narratives
Guest Editors: Marianne DeKoven and Hillary L. Chute

Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2006

This special issue seeks essays on book-length works composed in the medium of comics. The emergence of graphic narratives-also called "graphic novels"-combines a sophisticated and experimental awareness of form with a powerful political awareness of comics as a mass medium. The book publication of Art Spiegelman's _Maus: A Survivor's Tale_ brought graphic narratives to the academy; in the two decades since the publication of the first volume of Maus, the field of graphic narratives has expanded significantly.

This issue endeavors to expand the discourse around graphic narratives from a focus on one author to multiple authors and a serious examination of the form itself. What critical directions have emerged since Maus? How do graphic narratives fit into literary studies? What literary and/or theoretical traditions, movements, or modes provide useful frameworks or methodologies for understanding this form? How do contemporary graphic narratives agree and disagree in their conception of the work of aesthetics and the political? How do they construct meaning in navigating the relationship between the visual and the written? How and why do many of today's most significant graphic narratives work in-between or reject the discourses of fiction and nonfiction? Why do historical and/or autobiographical graphic narratives appear to be the strongest emerging genre in the field? This list is not meant to be exhaustive; any perspectives that produce rigorous, insightful, situated readings ar!
e welcome as are interdisciplinary approaches.

Authors are encouraged to use images from the texts in their essays; however, authors are responsible for all necessary permissions. Articles should range in length from 6,000 to 9,000 words (not counting notes and Works Cited) and should follow the current edition of the MLA Style Manual. Please submit two copies of the essay along with a cover sheet that lists author's name, essay title, mailing address, phone number, and email address. MFS does not accept electronic submissions. Please mail essays and cover letter to the following address:

Editors, Modern Fiction Studies
Department of English
500 Oval Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038

Queries may be sent to the above address or by email to

CFP: Book Reviews for Peace Review

CFP: Book Reviews for Peace Review

Peace Review is looking for Book Reviewers for each of its quarterly issues. Our book reviews are generally short (usually 2000 words), although we're also interested in book review essays (of two or more books), which can run 3500 words. The reviews will appear in our Recommended Book section, and thus we're looking for positive reviews (although flaws should obviously also be mentioned, if appropriate).

Peace Review is also looking for books to review, in the general category of peace and justice studies. If you have published a book, and are looking for a review, then please send (or have your publisher send) us a copy of the book.

For either of the above, please send to:

Peace Review
c/o Stephen Cole, Book Review Editor
University of San Francisco
University Center 563
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco CA 94117

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture Area

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assn. & Southwest/Texas American Culture
Assn. Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006

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 an overview of collection development for feminist spirituality, a consideration of Gone with the Wind as an information product, and discussions about petroglyphs and scrapbooks.

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
-and other topics welcome!!!

Send a 200-word abstract to the Area Co-Chairs by November 15, 2005.
Include your complete mailing address, school or other affiliation,
e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number.

Janet Brennan Croft
Head of Access Services
Bizzell Library NW104
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-6030
PHONE (405) 325-1918
FAX (405) 325-7618

Rhonda Harris Taylor
School of Library and Information Studies
401 West Brooks, Room 120
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-6032
PHONE (405) 325-3921
FAX (405) 325-7648

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Call for Manuscripts: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Manuscripts: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Are you doing something innovative? Are you currently using Internet technology to enhance the experiences of your staff or your users? Have you actively analyzed trends in the use or application of Internet technologies? We want you to share your results with our readers!

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (IRSQ), a peer-reviewed journal published by The Haworth Press, Inc., welcomes the submission of manuscripts for its next issue. Don't let the word "reference" in the title fool you. IRSQ highlights the theory and practice behind emerging Internet services, sources and resources in all areas of librarianship. Research-based studies, case studies of successful services or programs, and authoritative articles highlighting best practices are welcome.

Topics of interest include: blogs, copyright law, course management systems, digital collections and digital object repositories, electronic information access (e-reserves, document delivery, electronic theses of dissertations, home-grown databases), federated searching technologies, Googlization, information services for cell phones, iPods or PDAs, IT/library mergers, Internet security, library web site innovations, link resolvers, plagiarism, and streaming video and audio.

Submissions should follow the Haworth guidelines for manuscript format and preparation available at All submissions should be accompanied by a Manuscript Submission and Copyright Transfer form, available at

All accepted manuscripts will be published in the journal's next issue, Volume 11, No. 2. The due date for submission of manuscripts is October 14, 2005. For more information or manuscript submission questions, please contact Christopher Cox at or at the address below. We look forward to reading your work and having the opportunity to share it with other librarians.


Christopher Cox
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Christopher Cox
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Libraries
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue - L 3002A
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: (715) 836-4454
Fax: (715) 836-2949

Monday, September 05, 2005

CFP: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and E-reserves

CFP: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and E-reserves

The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and E-reserves (a peer reviewed journal) is seeking articles for a special issue on common practices (not best practices). This special issue would revolve around the following how handles copyright, how are distance education issues handled, etc.

We are extremely interested in collecting statistics from a wide range of libraries: colleges of less than 5,000 students, colleges with FTE of 5,000-10,000, colleges of FTE of 10,000+. We're not interested in value judgments, but in what libraries actually do. If we receive enough volunteers to send out surveys and compile the results, this special issue may also be published as a monograph.

Interested authors should submit a brief (1 - 2 paragraphs) description of their topic to me at by Friday, September 30, 2005. We would like to have the completed manuscripts by January 1, 2006.

If you have questions about this special issue, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.


Jodi Poe
Assistant Professor, Distance Education/Electronic Resources Manager
Houston Cole Library (
Jacksonville State University (
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
TEL: (256) 782-8103 FAX: (256) 782-5872

CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1896-1945

CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1896-1945

CFP: Contributors sought for Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1896-1945 to be produced by Manly Inc. and published by Facts on File. Entries wil treat authors; significant works; and literary schools, movements, genres. Contributors will be paid and credited in the volume. For further details, please contact

James Tidd, 2006 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201 .

CFP: Anime/Manga Research Roundtable (PCA/ACA 2006 National Conference)

CFP: Anime/Manga Research Roundtable (PCA/ACA 2006 National Conference)
Place: Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Dates: April 12-15

This is the national meeting of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association and this submission is under the area “Asian Popular Culture.”

Title: A roundtable on the future of research in anime and manga.
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2005.

Both the marketing and consumption of anime and manga have skyrocketed over the last few years. As a result, there has been increasing interest in writing and publishing on this phenomenon. This roundtable invites both established scholars in other fields who have found their interests shift to this area as well young and up-and-coming scholars to discuss the future of anime and manga research. Some questions to consider:

1. What is the current state of scholarship?
2. What areas and approaches have been neglected?
3. Where and how can scholars publish and/or present papers?
4. How can we integrate this research into the classroom and/or foster undergrad scholarship?
5. What groups (conferences, societies, mailing lists, etc.) are in place to help anime and manga scholars? What is missing from this list?

If you are interested in participating in this roundtable, submit a 150 word abstract outling what you would like to discuss. Include contact information and your experiences in anime/manga research.

Submit by October 1, 2005
to Wendy Goldberg
or snail mail:
Wendy Goldberg
Dept. of Humanities
United States Coast Guard Academy
27 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

CFP: The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe (Greece) (10/1/05; 4/26/06-4/28/06)

CFP: The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe (Greece) (10/1/05; 4/26/06-4/28/06)

COST A20 Conference - The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe;
Delphi, Greece, 26-28 April 2006

COST Action A20 on The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe invites proposals for papers to be presented at its concluding conference, to be held in Delphi, Greece, 26-28 April 2006.

The internet represents a challenge to many areas of social life, and the mass media are one of the most problematic areas. Over the last few years there have been predictions of the end of the large scale media corporations, the death of media forms like newspapers, and the deluge of
online piracy first in music and now increasingly in audio-visual material. Some of these predictions have been demonstrably wrong, and some have been proved only too true. Distinguishing real developments from wishful thinking and doom-mongering is one of the essential roles that scholarly researchers can play in contemporary society.

For the last five years, researchers in twenty two European countries have been working together to understand the impact that the internet has on the practices, the content, the business and the audiences for the press, television and radio. In that time they have carried out numerous detailed projects looking at particular aspects of all the media. The project is now coming to a conclusion, and one of the aims of this conference is to present the work of network to other researchers. However, we want this to be a two-way process, with us learning from the
work that has been going on outside of our own grouping, so we are also inviting scholars to present proposals for papers on any aspect of this issue.

The Action has evolved into a structure with four specialisms: in the printed press; in television; in radio; and in cross media issues. We invite abstracts from scholars working on any or all of those areas. Proposals can address online and offline aspects of media production, audience behaviour, content, or business.

Proposals should take the form of an abstract of not more than 250 words. They should be sent by email to by October 1, 2005. Successful proposers will be notified by October 31, 2005. The deadline for full papers is February 28, 2006.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

CFP: Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research

CFP: Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research

Hilton Hotel Orlando/Altamonte, Florida.
December 4-6, 2005
Proposal Deadline: 9/15/2005

Submit a Paper Proposal by 9/15/05:
Offer to be a Chair/Discussant:
Register to receive a trip to the Conference:


This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. The disciplines represented will include:

* Anthropology,
* Area Studies (Asia, Latin Am, Europe, America),
* Criminology,
* Economics,
* Geography,
* Gender Studies,
* History,
* International Studies,
* Political Science,
* Policy/Public Administration,
* Psychology,
* Race/Ethnic Studies,
* Sociology, and
* Urban Studies.

The registration fee includes two lunches and two breakfasts as well as breaks/receptions. The registration fees are discounted by $50 for people who stay in the conference hotel. Registration fees are lower for graduate students than for faculty/professionals, and the form is available on the website

To give you some idea of the papers presented at this conference, the program from the previous conference is located on the conference website. Here are a few comments from attendees at the meeting last year:

"I particularly enjoyed the interdisciplinary nature of the meeting, and that it draws so many international scholars - it provides a wonderful perspective..."

"The quality of the food was the best that I have experienced at a professional meeting."

"I appreciated the many opportunities to network with other researchers - at meals, during receptions and during sessions."

"The meeting was professionally helpful, but it was also a lot of fun. Make sure you send me information about the next meeting."


We will have a drawing to select one person to who will win a trip to attend the conference. The winner will receive: Complementary Conference Registration; Free hotel room during the conference at the headquarters hotel (three night maximum); a $250 gift certificate from a travel agency for air travel. This does not cover the cost of any other aspects of attending the conference, nor does it cover any meals other than those included in the conference registration.


Orlando, is one of the top travel destinations in the United States. The weather is great (well except for summer which can be a bit warm), and with Disney and the many theme parks, it is the top destination for vacationing families. However Orlando has more than Mickey Mouse; the city is a short drive from the beach and there is now a vibrant nightlife. With golf, NASA, and Universal Studios, Orlando is a great place to visit in the winter. If you wish to extend your stay, the hotel will honor the conference rage for three days before or after the meeting.

For more information on the conference, including hotel information, travel information, registration information, presentation formats and to submit a proposal on-line, please go to the website:


This conference is sponsored by the Centre for Policy and Practice, an independent, nonpartisan organization that supports research and its application to real world questions. This work is inter-disciplinary in nature. Form more information:

Centre for Policy and Practice
900 E. Seventh St., #202
Bloomington, IN 47405