Friday, June 29, 2007

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: College & Undergraduate Libraries (peer-reviewed journal)

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: College & Undergraduate Libraries (peer-reviewed journal)

College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by The Haworth Press, Inc., welcomes the submission of manuscripts for its “Teaching Tips” column.

Teaching Tips offers practical help and innovative examples of instructional approaches for undergraduate students. Topics of interest include applications of technology to instruction, classroom curriculums, active learning, experimental teaching techniques, assessment of instruction, etc. Submissions for this column should be 5 - 10 manuscript pages in length and should follow the Haworth guidelines for manuscript format and preparation available at All submissions should be accompanied by an Instructions for Authors/Copyright Submission form, available at

Manuscripts or proposals for Teaching Tips should be sent to the column editor, Christopher Cox, at by Friday, July 27, 2007. Accepted submissions will be published in the final issue of 2007, Volume 14, No. 4.

College and Undergraduate Libraries is also currently accepting submissions in other areas such as administrative, technical service, public service, and collection matters relevant to undergraduate librarianship. For more information or to submit an article on one of these topics, contact College and Undergraduate Libraries editor Christopher Millson-Martula of Lynchburg College at


Christopher Cox
Interim 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

CFP: RUSA CODES Materials Reviewing Committee (ALA Annual, Anaheim, 2008)

CFP: RUSA CODES Materials Reviewing Committee (ALA Annual, Anaheim, 2008)

The RUSA CODES Materials Reviewing Committee is asking for suggestions for speakers at its proposed program for the 2008 ALA Annual Conference. The following is the abstract of this Program:

“The program will look at reviewing sources for materials that are not covered in the traditional reviewing sources and at alternative sources for all types of reviews. Potential topics include reviews for web resources and electronic databases, genre fiction, graphic novels, alternative press publications, gray literature, and other formats. One speaker might also talk about review sources on the Web with a focus on alternative resources.”

Please email me if you would like to volunteer or have names to suggest. The Committee would also invite any potential speakers or anyone interested in helping with the program to attend its ALA committee meeting that will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 am in California Room of the Capital Hilton.



Robert P. Holley
Professor, Library & Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-4021 (phone)
313-577-7563 (fax) (email)

Call for Education-Technology Writers for Education World

Call for Education-Technology Writers for Education World

They are looking for education-technology writers - i.e. educators who are actively involved with using technology in schools and who can write clear, readable text - for the features below.

1. a monthly (bylined) column on topics of interest to school tech coordinators, tech integration specialists, etc.... i.e. directed to tech people rather than to classroom teachers. The column would deal with issues like teacher training, helping tech specialists understand the tech issues classroom teachers deal with, tech integration tips...practical information for school tech people

2. tech lps (
curriculum-based lessons that utilize technology, not lessons on how to use technology ($50 for each one we use)

3. templates ( (I prefer
someone who will create 4/month all year, but will accept ideas for smaller sets)

4. tech "classroom spotlight" articles - articles highlighting classroom teachers who have successfully integrated technology into their curriculum

5. occasional general interest tech integration articles

If you're interested or just want to know more, email me off list at


Linda Starr
Curriculum and Technology Editor
Education World

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture

Politics, and Culture

Routledge is pleased to announce The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. A peer-reviewed journal, The Sixties will print its premier issue in spring 2008.

Featuring cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge scholarship from academics and public intellectuals, The Sixties is the only academic journal devoted to this most extraordinary, celebrated, and controversial decade. In addition to research essays and book reviews, The Sixties will include conversations, interviews, graphics, and considerations of the ways that the 1960s continues to define global politics and popular culture.

The Sixties is co-edited by Jeremy Varon, Drew University, Michael S. Foley, City University of New York, and John McMillian, Harvard University.

Editorial Board: Beth Bailey, Winifred Breines, Marianne DeKoven, David Farber, Peniel Joseph, Andrew Huebner, Daniel Kane, Martin Klimke, Felicia Kornbluh, Ian Lekus, Fredrik Logevall, Lorena Oropeza, Jermi Suri, Rhonda Y. Williams, Patricia Zimmerman.

For more information, please visit, or

Call For Submissions

The journal takes "the long sixties" (roughly 1954-1975) as its broad focus, and will include transnational and comparative analyses. Editors welcome submissions in the following areas:

- Social movements and political protest
- Foreign and domestic policy
- Institutions and international relations
- Decolonization and North-South conflicts
- Women's history, gender history and the history of sexuality
- The experiences of subaltern and sub-national groups
- Intellectual history
- Print culture and electronic media
- Music, literature, film, theater, architecture and the visual arts
- Industry, business and advertising
- Science, technology and ecology
- Crime and punishment

Articles should be no more than 8,000 words and free of specialized jargon, with Chicago referencing and limited endnotes. Please send submissions electronically
to each of the following addresses:,, and The deadline for
materials to be considered in the inaugural issue is October 1, 2007.

Interested in reviewing a book for The Sixties? Professors or advanced
graduate students (ABD) who are interested in writing reviews are
invited to send short emails listing their credentials and areas of
expertise to John McMillian ( Normally, books
will be assigned for review, but scholars interested in writing
lengthier interpretive review essays are encouraged to contact the
editors. And please bring to our attention to new titles on the 1960s.

Mike Foley
Associate Professor of History
The City University of New York
The Graduate Center and
The College of Staten Island

Thursday, June 28, 2007

CFP: Eastern Great Lakes IUG (Innovative Users Group)

CFP: Eastern Great Lakes IUG (Innovative Users Group)
Conference Date: Friday September 28, 2007
Conference Location: University of Akron (Ohio)
Deadline: July 20, 2007

Presentation and Birds of a Feather Session Proposal Deadline: July 20, 2007.

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, September 28, 2007, at the University of Akron.

• Sessions may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, or panel discussions.
• Birds of a feather 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 EGL website.

David Lodwick
Systems Librarian
Cleveland State University Library
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT-807B
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-6956 voice



The Journal of Library Metadata (JLM) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of metadata applications in libraries. The journal is published quarterly by The Haworth Press, Inc.

Previously titled the Journal of Internet Cataloging, after a change in title and editorship, JLM will now focus on metadata, an exciting, timely subject of importance to all libraries. The journal will publish three categories of articles: standard, peer-reviewed articles; shorter, scholarly, non-peer reviewed articles; and short viewpoint articles.

These articles will cover all aspects of metadata applications in libraries, including:

-Application profiles
-Best practices
-Controlled vocabularies
-Crosswalking of metadata and interoperability
-Digital libraries and metadata
-Display of search results
-Federated repositories
-Federated searching
-Individual metadata schemes
-Institutional repository metadata
-Metadata content standards
-Metadata harvesting
-Preservation metadata
-Resource Description Framework
-Resource discovery and metadata
-Search engines and metadata
-Stochastic vs. deterministic searching
-Tagging and tag clouds
-Topic maps
-Visual image and moving image metadata

Categories of Articles
Please consider writing and submitting an article that falls into one of the following three categories:

• Peer-reviewed articles (original research, scholarly manuscripts), which should be 10-50 typed pages, double-spaced.
• Short, scholarly, non-peer-reviewed articles, often practical in nature (for example, describing a particular library metadata implementation). These should range from 500-2,000 words, with limited citations to other resources.
• Upbeat Viewpoint articles giving the author’s opinion on a timely topic related to library metadata applications. These should range from 500-2,000 words and may or may not contain citations. Focus should be on improvements or solutions instead of negative aspects of an existing system, standard, or service.

For more information please visit the Journal of Library Metadata web site at:

Please direct all inquiries and article proposals to:

Jeffrey Beall
Editor, Journal of Library Metadata
Auraria Library
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
1100 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80204 USA

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Call for Papers: Resource Sharing & Information Networks, Volume 21

Call for Papers: Resource Sharing & Information Networks, Volume 21

Resource Sharing & Information Networks is now accepting manuscript submissions. The deadline for submission of papers is Thursday, September 6, 2007 for publication in Fall 2008. Submissions should follow the Instructions to Authors and can be emailed
directly to the Editor, Dr. Barbara J. Stites at
Thematic issues will be considered: Guest Editors interested in
proposed theme issues should send an outline for such projects to
the Editor. Specific areas for article development include:

Administration and Leadership of Networks, Cooperatives, and Consortia:
Organizational Development
Board Development
Finance and Accounting
Human Resource Development

Resource Sharing:
Access to shared resources
Reciprocal Borrowing
Interlibrary Loan
Document Delivery
Unmediated Borrowing

Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERMS)

Training and Continuing Education:
Development and Design
Implementation and Evaluation
Blended Learning: Online plus F2F

New Academic/Industry Roles & Economics:
Institutional repositories
Linking of institutional repositories
FTE Pricing
Agency Role vs. Order Direct

Cooperative Purchasing:
New models
First offers
Exchanges of consideration
Shared goals
Success-driven compromise

New International Roles for Consortia:
Equitable access to information for developing economies
Social responsibilities of developed economies
Special regions: East Europe & Russia; China; Africa

New Publisher Roles:
Growing role of consortia in the new serial economy
Integration of electronic serials with continuing
e-book programs
Combination of publisher full-text with licensed full-text

Prospective authors may obtain article guidelines, request a free
sample copy, and find other important information on the journal
by going to:
You may also request a free print sample copy by emailing: For additional inquiries, contact the
Editor, Dr. Barbara J. Stites at:

Special Notes
Resource Sharing & Information Networks is published in both print
and electronic formats. It is hosted on Haworth's own website, as
well as on INGENTA and the major subscription electronic journal
platforms. New subscribers obtain complete digital archive access,
going back to Volume I, #1 at a small surcharge, and retain those
backfiles which they purchase. Backfile preservation is secured by
PORTICO, LOCKSS, and a back-up CD-ROM service. The journal is
ATHENS Authenticated.

Resource Sharing & Information Networks is one of over 35 professional
journals in library & information science published by Haworth Press.
The program is under the leadership of Sul Lee, Editor-in-Chief for
Library & Information Science. Dr. Lee is the Peggy V. Helmerich
Chair, Dean, University Libraries, Professor of Bibliography,
Professor of Library and Information Studies for University of
Oklahoma Libraries.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Call for Contributions: Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Call for Contributions: Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Scheduled to be published by Edward Elgar in 2008-09, the Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders will provide up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of major players of Chinese economy since the reform era began in 1978. Edited by Professors Wenxian Zhang and Ilan Alon of Rollins College, the emphasis of the reference book is on the movers and shakers of China’s new economy, highlighting notable figures from both the initial economic liberalization period and the renewed growth from the early 1990s to the present time. The geographic focus of the book will be the mainland China, and the majority of the subjects are mainland Chinese, defined as those who were born and brought up in China, no matter what passports they might hold today. The selection will be based mainly on the roles an individual played in the Chinese economic development, and people from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and other parts of the world who conduct significant business in the People’s Republic of China will also be included.

The biographical dictionary will contain 150-200 entries, each should be 300-1,000 words in length, briefly summarizing an individual’s life and careers, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the new Chinese economy. Three to five references should be provided at the end of each entry. Potential contributors may view the list of available entries at: You may suggest other entrepreneurs or business leaders not listed along with a justification to the editors. Each contributor is expected to write five entries and 2,500 words, and, in return, will receive contributor acknowledgment in each entry and a copy of the dictionary when it is published. All entry assignments are due November 30, 2007 in Microsoft Word format. For additional information and entry assignments, please contact the editors at the email addresses below:

Professor Wenxian Zhang
Rollins College Box 2768
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 646-2231
Fax: (407) 646-2122

Dr. Ilan Alon, Petters Chair of International Business
Executive Director of Rollins-China Center
Rollins College Box 2722
Winter Park, Florida 32789
United States of America
Phone: (407) 646-1512
Fax: (407) 646-1550

Seeking Submissions from U.S. Writers for Proposed Book (Women as Writers: Insider Tips from Successful Women Writers)

Seeking Submissions from U.S. Writers for Proposed Book (Women as Writers: Insider Tips from Successful Women Writers)

Foreword by Robbi Hess, Journalist, Co-Author, Complete Idiot's Guide to 30,000 Baby Names (Penguin Books); Editor, Byline Magazine,

Afterword by Suzanne Bunkers, Professor of English, Minnesota State University, editor of Diaries of Girls and Women: a Midwestern American Sampler (University of Wisconsin Press).

Word total for two or three articles based on your experience is 2,000 words; maximum 3,000. One article may be 1,000 words, another 1,000 (or three 667 word articles) to reach the required 2,000 words. One co-author may be used but all two or three articles must be co-authored with the same co-author.

Markets for women, why women write, writing styles, time management, using life experience, women's magazines, critique groups, romance writing, networking, blogs, unique issues women must overcome, promotion, lesbian and bisexual writing, education, queries and proposals, conference participation, family scheduling, feminist writing, self-publishing, are just a few areas women writers are interested.

Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have
proven the most helpful. Please avoid writing solely about "me" and the personal: concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. Contributors receive a complimentary copy and contributor's discount on additional copies. It is common for compilation of an anthology to take upwards of a year, but we will be in touch with all contributors with updates on securing a publisher.

Cynthia Brackett-Vincent is publisher/editor of the esteemed
Aurorean poetry journal; poetry instructor; award-winning poet;
author of The 95 Poems chapbook (2005) and contributor to Educators as Writers: Publishing for Personal and Professional Development.

View Cynthia's background

Carol Smallwood has written, co-authored, and edited 18 books for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited and others. An award-winning fiction writer, her work has appeared in English Journal, Michigan Feminist Studies, Poesia, The Detroit News, and several others including anthologies.

View Carol's recent book

Please send your topics first before writing to avoid duplication along with a 60-65 word bio with your present position, relevant publications, awards or honors, for the contributor page.

Deadline is September 15, 2007. Please use WOMEN WRITERS in the subject line to

Thank you for your consideration--and do ask questions! A sample article and bio are available.

In our experience, most publishers return rights to individual contributors variously after publication. However, because we are still seeking a publisher, we cannot speak to those rights specifically at this time. Contributors will be asked to sign a release form from the publisher and therefore will be have the opportunity to agree to the details of the contract or withdraw one's work at that time.

CFP: 2007 NSW Health Libraries Forum

CFP: 2007 NSW Health Libraries Forum
Location: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Deadline: June 30, 2007

URL - Call for Posters:
URL - Call for Papers:

Northern Sydney Central Coast Health is pleased to be hosting the 2007 NSW Health Libraries Forum. The planning committee are looking forward to delivering a practical yet innovative event for those working in the health libraries of NSW. The forum will be held in the new Conference Centre at Gosford Hospital, 8-9 November 2007. In the coming months, this site will be developed to provide comprehensive information about the program, social events, accommodation and travel options.

From the Call for Posters: Consider presenting a poster, relating to the Forum theme "Focus on the User Environment: Techniques & Technologies". Suggestions for poster content include:

-highlight a Web 2.0/Library 2.0 tool that you are using, or considering using in your library (eg. blogs, wikis, social tagging)
-innovative ways to reach your clients
-propose a potential collaboration/partnership between NSW health libraries
-share new technologies that have made a difference to your users
-share methods for effective client feedback
-innovative service delivery - what is your library doing?
-report upon a recent conference you have attended
-has your library recently introduced a new service?

For more information, click the above links

Journal of Popular Culture Seeking Book Reviewers

Journal of Popular Culture Seeking Book Reviewers

Attention! The Journal of Popular Culture is currently seeking book reviewers for several upcoming issues. Those interested should contact our book reviews editor, Peter Holloran, at

More information about our book review guidelines may be found on the Submissions page.

Main Journal URL (information only):

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: The Encyclopedia of the American Counterculture (M.E. Sharpe)

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: The Encyclopedia of the American Counterculture (M.E. Sharpe)

M.E. Sharpe, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, is seeking contributing scholars to round out entries for a two-volume reference work on the history of the counterculture in America from colonial times to the present-day. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels. The General Editors are Gina Misiroglu, independent scholar, and Dr. Karen Karbiener of New York University.

The encyclopedia includes articles on individuals, organizations, themes, events, ideas, works of art and literature, and more. Articles vary in length from 500-2,000 words for entries on specific topics (depending on significance). Counterculture will also include a number of ancillary features, including a detailed bibliography.

We are seeking contributors for articles, of which approximately 50 are yet to be assigned. All 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 the American counterculture—we would be happy to email you a prospectus with a full description of the project—with deadline, compensation, and other pertinent information, including a table of contents. Please contact Gina Misiroglu at: or

If you cannot contribute, please feel free to notify other qualified scholars (either professors or graduate students) of this notice.

Gina Misiroglu, Editor,
The Encyclopedia of the American Counterculture

Gina Misiroglu
M.E. Sharpe Publications
(818) 771-5512

CFP: Cityscape (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)

CFP: Cityscape (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Cityscape, published three times a year by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research, is accepting submissions to its new Refereed Papers section. Cityscape is published both in hard copy and online. We welcome high-quality submissions in all areas of housing and urban policy, from all relevant disciplines.

Topics might include data collection, economic opportunity and self-sufficiency, fair housing, home ownership and housing finance, housing technology, effectiveness of government programs, international comparative housing policy analysis, regulatory barriers to affordable housing, rural housing, housing for persons with special needs, subsidized housing, university partnerships, urban revitalization and community development, and urban trends. Our referee process is double-blind and timely, and our referees highly qualified.

The Managing Editor also will give guidance to authors about the suitability of papers proposed in outline form.

Send manuscripts or outlines: to

Mark Shroder
HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
Visit the website at

Thursday, June 07, 2007



Dates: Friday 11 April - Saturday 12 April, 2008
Location: State Library of Victoria conference centre, Melbourne
CFP Deadline: September 7, 2007
CFP Link:
Conference Link: (along with proceedings for past conferences):

This third annual Auslib conference will be of special interest to public librarians, publishers, booksellers and literary groups. Reading critical will have international, Australian and New Zealand speakers, panel sessions, targeted recommendations and full published proceedings. Its main aims are too Encourage, facilitate and celebrate the unique role of libraries in intervention to bring reading to the heart of connected communities. Increase the awareness of librarians and others about adult reader development initiatives now occurring internationally, and in Australia and New Zealand.