Monday, June 19, 2006

CFP: Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group (Fall 2006 Meeting)

CFP: Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group (Fall 2006 Meeting)
Date: Friday October 20, 2006
Location: Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Eastern Great Lakes-IUG invites you to present your ideas, experiences and views on the various modules of the Innovative system at our annual fall meeting, Friday, October 20, 2006.

Sessions may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, or panel discussions.
Birds of a feather (BOF) sessions may take the form of discussions on a particular topic, module or issue(s). Please use the EGL proposal submission form posted on the Eastern Great Lakes website

Presentation and Birds of a Feather Session Proposal Deadline: July 25, 2006.

Please read the Program Guidelines also located on the EGL website (

Thank you,

Laura E. Kinner
Program Chair, 2006 Eastern Great Lakes IUG

New open access electronic journal: Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

New open access electronic journal: Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

The first issue is scheduled for the fall of 2006 and we are now calling for submissions for the peer-reviewed sections: Innovations in Practice and Theory and Research. Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2006.


This electronic journal is a practitioner’s journal of The Partnership published twice a year. Articles may be contributed at any time for publication consideration. Potential articles are reviewed by members of an editorial review committee. Articles fall into several categories. Feature articles on theory & research and on innovations in practice are in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and fall in the range of 1,000 to 5,000 words. Other types of articles include viewpoints, conference presentations, profiles, news & announcements, professional development and reviews.


Feature Articles:

Theory and Research

May include, but are not limited to, theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library and information environments. Research articles can be either quantitative or qualitative in nature. Empirical models (evidence-based or experimental techniques) and exploratory models of investigation are welcome. Articles should be 1500-5000 words and will be subject to a double blind peer review process.

Section editor: Heather Morrison

Innovations in Practice

This section will publish articles of 1000-4000 words that describe new initiatives and analyze their outcomes. Let others know how you put your best ideas into practice, and what lessons can be learned from the experience. Articles should include enough background to create a context for the general reader, and local acronyms and specialized terminology should be kept to a minimum or clearly explained.

Section Editor: TBA

Professional Development:

This will be a regular column that features short reviews or highlights of new resources, projects, web tools or other areas with a goal of providing current awareness for professional development. While the section will have an editor, guest experts will be sought by the editor so each column will be on a theme – i.e. Update on Scholarly Communication, New Blogging Tools, etc.

Section Editor: TBA


This section will feature short profiles of practitioners in the LIS field. It will showcase well-known and not-so-well-known librarians and information professionals who have made a difference with their work. Each submission should include brief biographical information on the practitioners, details of their notable endeavor, and should be approximately 300-500 words in length.

Section Editor: Virginia Wilson


This section allows for the _expression of opinions or viewpoints on current or topical issues in the library and information profession. The pieces would be relatively short in length and should engage the reader (call to action, identifying issues not to be ignored). The section could be a vehicle for The Partnership, either the Board or for the Presidents or Directors of the associations involved. Open to any information professional with a strong and engaging viewpoint.

Section Editor: Catherine Steeves

News and Announcements:

What went on, what’s going on and what’s happened to whom. A News & Announcement article briefly describes things such as an award received, a new library, a new appointment, or research in progress.

Section Editor: Cynthia McKeich

Leading Lights:

These contributions, based on presentations at Canadian library or library-related conferences, may be nominated by anyone in the library community at large. Submissions could also be recommended by members of the Editorial Board. Presenters will be contacted and invited to prepare and send a submission for peer-review. Up to three items will ultimately be selected by the Leading Lights Editor for any issue of ECLIPSE. Topics may range from theoretical to technological highlights to view points to new practices. The format may also range widely including but not limited to videorecordings, online posters and formal papers. The length of the article will be guided by the format. Text-based submissions should be 1,000 to 4,000 words. Videorecordings would normally be 15 to 60 minutes. International presenters are welcome.

Section Editor: Cynthia Archer

Media/Publication Reviews:

The purpose of the reviews section is to provide critical appraisals of new print and non-print resources that will assist readers of the Journal in selecting works for their own professional use or addition to their library collections. Reviewers are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in areas of relevance in the library and information world.

Section Editor: Michael Hohner

Peer Review Process

Articles featured in the Research and Theory and Innovation in Practice sections will peer reviewed using a double blind process. A pool of reviewers will be assembled by the Editorial Board through contacts with all of the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations.

All other submissions will be vetted through the section editors.

Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published twice per year. Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.

Open Access Policy

This Journal is fully open access, completely available to anyone, anywhere, as soon as it is published, and in perpetuity. Creative Commons License: read Creative Commons Canada Attribution – Noncommercial – No derivates

For more information contact:
Jennifer Richard
Editor in Chief

Vaughan Memorial Library
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6
Tel: 902-585-1403
Fax: 902-585-1748

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Call for Posters: Michigan Library Association Academic and Research Library Division

Call for Posters: Michigan Library Association Academic and Research Library Division

Michigan Library Association Meeting
Detroit, Michigan
October 10-13, 2006

This is a reminder to submit your poster session proposals soon. Deadline is June 30! Email your 250 word abstract to me by then.


David A. Scott
Access Services Librarian
Ferris Library for Information Technology & Education
Office: FLITE 140-D
1010 Campus Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2279
ph: (231) 591-3540 fax: (231) 591-2662

Call for Presenters - CapCue Technology Conference - Oct. 21st -Sacramento, CA

Call for Presenters - CapCue Technology Conference - Oct. 21st -Sacramento, CA

Call for Presenters: Come present your favorite tried-and-true technology success-in-the -classroom. Share your expertise with other educators!

CapCue "Expand Your Technology Horizons" Conference, Oct. 21, in Sacramento, CA
The northern California "Computer Using Educators" conference is back! Come enjoy the ideas, demonstrations, and how-to's from real teachers sharing how they integrate technology into their classrooms!

For presenters forms visit:

For more information contact:
Alix E. Peshette
Technology Training Specialist
Technological Support

Davis Joint Unified School District
526 B Street
Davis, CA 95616
530-757-5300 ext. 160
fax: 530-757-5303

Library Hi Tech News Request for ALA reviewers

Library Hi Tech News Request for ALA reviewers

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN) is seeking conference reviewers to write
in-depth program reports for the upcoming American Library Association
Conference in New Orleans. The notes for contributors to LHTN are located at: LHTN is publication
issued in print and via the Emerald database.

The following is a list of programs that would be of interest to our readers. There probably are other programs, which could be included too. What we are most interested in are programs centered on a wide range of technology applications in all library sectors and environments, new
technology products and newly initiated or revised services that utilize different technologies. Please send an email to if you are interested in writing a conference report indicating your choices and plans.

The deadline for the submissions is August 4. Please share with your colleagues and any interested persons.

Thank you for your consideration,

Julia Gelfand
co-editor, Library Hi Tech News
University of California, Irvine Libraries

Monday, June 05, 2006

ACRL Program (at ALA Annual): PUBLISH, DON'T PERISH: Helpful Hints for Authors

ACRL Program (at ALA Annual): PUBLISH, DON'T PERISH: Helpful Hints for Authors

ALA Program - Sunday June 25, 2006 from 1:30-3:30 -- Convention Center, Rooms 398-399

PUBLISH, DON'T PERISH: Helpful Hints for Authors

Share the wealth! Share your professional knowledge through writing!

This program is the place to start if you have ever wanted to publish a book or journal article.

Join the panelists for a spirited presentation. Learn practical ways you can turn your idea into the reality of becoming a published author!


+++ Marie Radford, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Rutgers University, co-author of Web Research: Selecting, Evaluating, and Citing, and numerous other books and journal articles.

+++ Tony Schwartz, Associate Director for Collection Management, Florida International University, editor of ACRL's monographic series Publications in Librarianship.

+++ Patricia Glass Schuman, President of Neal-Schuman Publishers

Remember to bring your questions for a Q & A discussion.

Sponsored by the ACRL New Publications Advisory Board and the College Library Section, Research Committee.

Second Call: Western Medical Library Association Chapters 2006 Annual Meeting

Second Call for Papers and Posters, Western Medical Library Association Chapters 2006 Annual Meeting

Conference URL:

Important Dates:
-All submissions are due by July 1, 2006.
-Applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by August 1, 2006.
-The Results and Conclusions sections of the abstracts are due by September 1, 2006.
-Conference: October 14-17, 2006.

The Western Chapters of MLA welcome the submission of papers and posters for their joint annual meeting - Missions and Mountains: Believe and Achieve - to be held in Seattle, WA, October 14-17, 2006. This is your opportunity to share great ideas, research or other projects with colleagues and friends. Topics may be informational or research-oriented and should relate to some aspect of medical librarianship or medical informatics, including local practices, study results, current trends, or development and/or use of innovative technologies. Eligible presenters will receive AHIP points for their participation. We look forward to hearing from you! For complete submission information please see:

Thank you very much,

Danielle Carlock, MLS, AHIP
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus
(480) 727-1278

Friday, June 02, 2006

CFP: Special issue of CLUES: A Journal of Detection--The Girl Sleuth Call for Papers

CFP: Special issue of CLUES: A Journal of Detection--The Girl Sleuth Call for Papers

Guest Editor: Leona Fisher, Georgetown University
This special issue of _Clues_ will focus on the “girl sleuth” rendered iconic from the 1930s onward by Nancy Drew, Vicki Barr, Judy Bolton, the Dana Girls, and others. The whole range of technical and thematic critical approaches is welcomed, including feminist, Marxist, and cultural studies perspectives. Articles might include the following topics:

-- the relationship among agency, imagination, and voice;

-- a focus on feminism, independence, courage, and heroism;

-- female bonding and empowerment;

-- issues of race and class, both historically and currently;

-- plotting and narrative point of view in relation to suspense;

-- characterization and the construction of American girlhood;

-- psychological and emotional self-awareness and the discovery of new knowledge;

-- violence and contemporary culture;

-- the generic relationship of formula fiction to other genres, including realism and fantasy;

-- the trend toward historical and period mysteries; or

-- the influence of girlhood mysteries on female adult detective writers.

Submissions should include a 50-word abstract and be between 15 and 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) in Microsoft Word with minimal formatting. Manuscripts should follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited. Please confirm that manuscripts have been submitted solely to _Clues_.

Submit online at

Elizabeth Foxwell
Managing Editor, CLUES: A Journal of Detection
Visit the website at

ALA 2006: volunteers needed, Creative Ideas in Tech. Services DG

ALA 2006: volunteers needed, Creative Ideas in Tech. Services DG

The ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group will meet at the ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, June 25, 2006, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm, in the Vieux Carre room of the Hotel Monteleone. Participants can join breakout discussions on the eight topics listed below. The chair and vice-chair will provide a list of sub-topics at the meeting to serve as a discussion guide. At the end of the discussion period, each group will give a short summary for the benefit of all attendees.

This year, the chair is Kalyani Parthasarathy, Ohio State University and the vice-chair/chair-elect is Carla Davis Cunningham, Temple University.

VOLUNTEER FACILITATOR AND RECORDERS SOUGHT: We need volunteers to facilitate and record the discussions at each topic table. If you would like to facilitate or record, please send your information to Carla Davis Cunningham at (that's ccunni zero one). Indicate all the topics you would be willing to facilitate or record. We would appreciate flexibility on your part as we finalize the assignments.

topics at their tables, making sure everyone participates, and keeping within the allotted time. RECORDERS take notes during discussions and send written reports to the vice-chair soon after the conference is over. These reports form the basis for the report the chair sends to ALCTS. A written summary report is also sent to the Technical Services Quarterly.

The discussion topics are:
1. The Library of Congress' decisions on series titles
2. The impact of RLG/OCLC merger on technical services
3. Policy and procedure manuals for technical services
4. Disaster preparedness in technical services
5. Filling staff positions in technical services
6. Statistics gathering in acquisitions
7. Looking at technical services organization
8. Link resolvers and federated searching for access to electronic resources

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT SOUGHT: The ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group is also seeking a volunteer to serve as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. This position is a two year term and a great opportunity to do some relatively non-threatening service to the profession.

Please send your volunteer interests to Carla Davis Cunningham
by June 15.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

LITA Blog now accepting volunteers for ALA Annual

LITA Blog now accepting volunteers for ALA Annual

LITA Blog has a tentative schedule up for Annual on the blog. Please go, check out the schedule, and volunteer. We require no experience, just someone with an opinion to share about things they have heard and seen. If you want to blog something not on the list, please volunteer for that instead and we can add it to the list. We are very flexible.

If you have questions regarding policies, please read

If you have other questions or would like to volunteer, please email me (not the list) at or AIM me as LeFey6.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

LITA Blog Scheduling Maven

Michelle Boule
Social Sciences Librarian
University of Houston