Tuesday, February 26, 2008

CFP Active History - History for the Future

CFP Active History - History for the Future
Location: Ontario, Canada
Call for Papers Date: March 31, 2008

Active History: History for the Future
Glendon College, York University, September 27-28th 2008

Active History: History for the Future is a two-day symposium designed to bring together university-based and community-based historians interested in assessing the ways in which historians engage with communities beyond the academy. Given that historians are also inevitably community members, it is important to consider not only the ways in which our work is taken up by the media, the courts, and so on, but also how we engage with and are responsible to communities in our research. How do, and how can, historical investigations of the past transform both historians and communities in the present and for the future?

The organizers define active history variously as history that listens and is responsive; history that will make a tangible difference in people's lives; history that makes an intervention and is transformative to both practitioners and communities. We seek a practice of history that emphasizes collegiality, builds community among active historians and other members of communities, and recognizes the public responsibilities of the historian.

The purpose of Active History: History for the Future is to make connections and to foster the development of working relationships among people doing active history within and between the many historical subfields. In this spirit, the symposium will provide an opportunity for graduate students and junior scholars interested in pursuing historical projects that will make an imprint beyond the academy to connect with and learn from colleagues who have been engaged in such historical pursuits for a long time.

Symposium Themes:
* The relationship between active history and activism
* The relationship between history and public policy
* The relationship between active history and public history
* Methodological, ethical, and historiographical issues in active history
* Early models and past experiences of active history: history workshop, community history, oral history, experiential history, movement history, progressive public history
* Creating active archives
* Active history and relations of power
* Showcase of current active history projects
* Active history and new technology
* Active history and teaching
* History for the future

Call for presentations, panels and round tables:
We are seeking applications from historians with multiple perspectives on active history. We encourage both historians working inside and outside the academy to contribute to the symposium. This is a call for presentations, not papers, as we welcome different approaches to communicating ideas about active history. Please send a one page proposal for a presentation, panel or round table, along with a brief CV of the presenter or presenters, to Jim Clifford by March 31, 2008: cljim22@gmail.com or History Department, 2172 Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3.

Jim Clifford
History Department, 2172 Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St.,
ON, M3J 1P3
Email: cljim22@gmail.com

Visit the website at http://activehistory.wordpress.com/

CFP: ASA 2008 Narrating the Local: Oral Histories, Ethnographies, and Artist Interviews

CFP: ASA 2008 Narrating the Local: Oral Histories, Ethnographies, and Artist Interviews

Call for Papers Date: March 10, 2008

We are seeking paper proposals for a proposed panel for the the ASA 2008 Visual and Performing Arts subtheme. The conference will take place in Chicago November 13-16, 2008.
This panel seeks to examine the relationship between the production of scholarly narratives and research methods making use of oral histories, ethnographies, and interviews. This paradigm has long been central to Africanist scholarship; in the case of scholarship on African cultural production for instance, local voices are the primary modes through which creative propositions come to be understood (despite claims about the death of the author and discussions around intentional fallacy). Our panel seeks to open up and grapple with this model by exploring the following lines of inquiry: How do individual histories and interviews figure into broader narratives about collective projects or institutions? How do the voices of cultural producers/artists factor into the scholarly representation of their works? How might we complicate the ways interviews serve as evidence substantiating various claims, as data to moor meaning, as a contestable object, and as performative interactions? How does ethnographic production center and de-center scholarly narratives? How do the processes and objectives of interviews relate to issues of representation and the creation of scholarly discourse? What role does audience/reception, local and/or global, play in the writing of these histories? How might interviews extend other discursive frames and theoretical orientations through which this production is understood?

Please submit paper proposals to Carol Magee (cmagee@email.unc.edu) and Joanna Grabski (grabski@denison.edu) March 10, 2008.

Carol Magee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joanna Grabski
Denison University
Email: cmagee@email.unc.edu

Call for Chapters: Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking

Call for Chapters: Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking

We would like to invite you to consider contributing your expertise to a forthcoming book edited by me and Prof. Harrison Yang of the State University of New York at Oswego, entitled Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking.

E-learning 2.0 is evolving to one of the most exciting, dynamic, and challenging fields involving teaching and learning. The widespread Web 2.0 applications have the capacity for educational institutions and corporations involved in training to extend the possibilities of e-learning. E-learning 2.0 has the potential to become far more personal, social, and flexible. In the
fields of e-learning, distance education, instructional technology, knowledge management, etc., there exists a need for an edited collection of chapters that provide a balance of research, theory, and applications on both innovative Web 2.0 technologies and future e-learning.

Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking will aim to introduce theoretical framework of e-learning 2.0 based on Web 2.0 technologies and provide practical aspect of e-learning 2.0 that includes research, case studies, best practices, pedagogical approaches and strategies, related resources and projects, etc. The
book will include four sections:

1. From Web to Web 2.0 and E-Learning 2.0
2. Web 2.0 Technologies in Education and Training
3. Issues and Trends Related to E-Learning 2.0
4. E-Learning 2.0 and Beyond

For more information and recommended topics, please visit the website at:

Should you accept this invitation, we would like to kindly ask that, on or before April30, 2008, you submit via e-mail a 2-3 page chapter proposal for review that clearly explains the mission and concern of your proposed chapter. Should your proposal be accepted, you will be notified by May 31, 2008, and given until August 31, 2008, to submit your chapter upon which it will be sent for double-blind peer review. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), www.igi-global.com, publisher of the IGI Publishing
(formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your consideration of this invitation and hope to hear from you soon!

Best wishes,

Harrison Yang
State University of New York at Oswego

Steve Yuen
The University of Southern Mississippi

CFP: ACRL 14th Annual Conference (Seattle)

CFP: ACRL 14th Annual Conference (Seattle)

Dates: March 12-15, 2009
Location: Seattle, Wa
URL: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/seattle/seattle.cfm

CFP URL: http://acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/seattle/program/program09.cfm

Call for Participation

The ACRL National Conference attracts and engages many of the brightest minds in our profession. We invite you to participate in this exciting and energizing exchange of ideas - bring your latest research, cutting-edge practices, and innovative developments to share with your colleagues. The conference theme, "Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend," reflects the promise and the challenge of the Northwest. The ACRL National Conference challenges you to push your boundaries and promises you the opportunity to explore new ideas, engage in new learning, and extend our collective vision of the future of academic and research libraries in the 21st century. We invite you to send your edgiest, most "out-there" proposals, to help us make Seattle the site of a truly groundbreaking conference!

May 12, 2008 - Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals due
October 20, 2008 - Poster session proposals due
November 23, 2008 - Roundtable discussion proposals due

See above link for more information.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bit Off Topic - Social Networking and Beta Research Sites

Bit off topic here, but here are two interesting links to resources on the Collegedegree.com website. They might provide some ideas of where the scholarship and writing opportunities might be down the road:

25 Useful Social Networking Tools for Librarians
NOTE: Includes links and descriptions for resources for communication and connecting with ourselves and our patrons

25 Awesome Beta Research Tools from Libraries Around the World
NOTE: Includes some of the interesting new-age catalogs and search tools that libraries have setup.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

AASL seeks presenter for "Reading and the Secondary School Library Media Specialist" Institute

AASL seeks presenter for "Reading and the Secondary School Library Media Specialist" Institute

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now seeking a presenter for the "Reading and the Secondary School Library Media Specialist" institute. The deadline to apply to serve as presenter is March 14 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

The institute was designed to address critical topics in reading for library media specialists serving grades 7 to 12. The institute will engage the library media specialist in topics that impact student reading - including current research, reading strategies, current national legislation and essential reading lesson elements. Through this institute, attendees will expand their knowledge, confidence and understanding vital to their role as an instructional partner in developing reading fluency and meeting the needs of all their students.

The presenter will be responsible for presenting content, developed and supplied by AASL, to regions throughout the United States, starting at the 2008 ALA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in June. Qualifications include:

-Experience as a library media specialist or with library media specialists in a 7-12 environment; -Appropriate background in reading literacy;
-Excellent communication skills;
-Experience presenting adult-centered educational programs;
-A solid and thorough understanding of the issues and challenges facing the school library media field in regard to reading and literacy; and

Ability to travel
The presenter's fee is $750 to $1,000 (contingent on qualifications and experience) per institute, plus travel, accommodation and a $50 per diem.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest that includes travel availability, resume and three references pertinent to this type of presentation by March 14. Materials should be sent to Kelly Bishop, Manager of Professional Development, AASL, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611. E-mail submissions will be accepted at kbishop@ala.org
and faxes may be sent to (312) 280-5276.

For more information, please visit http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/conferencesandevents/aaslregionalinstitutes/rfp_reading.cfm

Call for Chapters: Changing Role of Marketing in Museums

Call for Chapters: Changing Role of Marketing in Museums

In April 2008 Heritage Development International, based in the United Kingdom, is publishing a new book about marketing in museums. The working title is: "The Changing Role of Marketing in Museums."

If you would like to contribute a chapter to this book please contact me as soon as possible. Editorial submissions need to be made by Monday 17 March, 2008 and can be between 2,000 - 4,000 words.

We have the following contributors so far:

* Siân Walters - Head of Marketing & Media, National Museum Wales
* Bruno Bahunek - Marketing Manager, Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb)
* Danielle Chidlow - Head of Communications, The National Gallery, London
* Adam Lumb - Head of Marketing & Communications, Sheffield Galleries & Museums
* Claire Ingham - Head of Marketing & Development, London Transport Museum
* Jennifer Francis - Head of Marketing, Royal Academy
* Rachel Collins - Head of Marketing, Wellcome Collection
* Jane Ferguson - Head of Marketing and Communications, National Museum of Scotland

Ann E. Curtis
Managing Director
Heritage Development International
tel: +44 7971 011 629
fax: +44 20 8181 6771
Email: ann@heritage365.com

CFP: The Adolescent Novel (MLA Session)

CFP: The Adolescent Novel (MLA Session)

Call for Papers Date: 2008-03-15

The Adolescent Novel--Critical or theoretical approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; graphic novels; future of the adolescent novel. Proposed Special Session at MLA, San Francisco 27-30 Dec 2008. 1-page abstracts by 15 March. Electronic submission preferred.

Judith Broome
Department of ENglish
Willliam Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne NJ 0000007470
Email: broomej1@wpunj.edu

Call for Contributors: ECDL 2008 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

Call for Contributors: ECDL 2008 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
September 14, 2008, Aarhus, Denmark
Conference website: http://www.ecdl2008.org


The ECDL Doctoral Consortium aims to bring together PhD students working on the topics related to ECDL 2008 conference.

The workshop will offer PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere. The consortium will be led by research experts in the field of Digital Libraries.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before submitting their dissertation so that they can benefit from workshop feedback. The
consortium language is English.

PhD students who want to attend the Doctoral Consortium should provide
an extended abstract of the doctoral work. The contribution should be
prepared in accordance with the guidelines for the LNCS format
provided by Springer ( www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). The extended
abstract should not exceed ten pages and must cover the following aspects:
- a clear formulation of the research topic
- an outline of the significant problems in the field and their
current solutions
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions
- a discussion of preliminary results
- evaluation (-plan) of the research

All contributions must be sent by email, specifying "ECDL 2008 DC
Extended Abstract" in the subject field, by the Doctoral Consortium
submission deadline to doctoral_consortium@ecdl2008.org

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness,
and clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 15 PhD students.

Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants and made
available on the web. The consortium participants are in addition
invited to present their research as a poster to the whole ECDL
community during the ECDL conference poster session.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2008
Camera ready papers due: August 10, 2008
ECDL 2008: September 14-19, 2008
Doctoral Consortium: September 14, 2008
*Contact address**:* requests for information should be sent to

CFP: ECDL 2008 (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries)

CFP: ECDL 2008 (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries)
September 14-19, 2008, Aarhus, Denmark

12th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
September 14-19, 2008
Aarhus, Denmark

Papers, posters and demos are invited for ECDL 2008 in areas including
but are not limited to:
* Concepts of Digital Libraries and digital content
* Collection building, management and integration
* System architectures, integration and interoperability
* Information organisation, search and usage
* Multilingual information access and multimedia content management
* User interfaces for digital libraries
* User studies and system evaluation
* Digital archiving and preservation: methodological, technical and legal issues
* Digital Library applications in e-science, e-learning, e-government, cultural heritage, etc.
* Web 2.0 and associated technologies

The accepted papers and abstract of posters and demos will be published in Springer’s “Lecture Notes on Computer Science” As part of the review process, the best papers and two runner ups will be selected and given a special slot for presentation.

Papers are invited on substantial, original and completed research, applications and development that have not previously been presented elsewhere and that make new contributions to all aspects of Digital Libraries. Papers should present completed work rather than intended
work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Submissions will be judged on clarity, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees. Reviewing will be managed by an international Conference Programme Committee which will also take final decisions on the technical program.

Posters and Demos
Poster and Demo presentations offer researchers a unique opportunity
to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or
research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical
format. Poster and demo presentations further provide researchers with
an opportunity to obtain feedback about their work from a wide range
of persons during the poster session.

Accepted posters and demos will be displayed during a dedicated
session, preceded by a plenary poster spotlight presentation session.
The poster and demo session will allow attendees to have first-hand
views of innovative digital library technologies and applications and
to talk informally with system developers and researchers.

The call is also open for contributions to panels, themes, tutorials
and Doctoral Consortium. For more information see the website

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: March 14
Acceptance notifications: May 16
Camera ready versions: June 2
Early registration deadline: July 31

Monday, February 18, 2008

Call for Posters ELUNA 2008 Conference (Ex Libris Users of North America)

Call for Posters ELUNA 2008 Conference (Ex Libris Users of North America)

The ELUNA 2008 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the poster session at the 2008 ELUNA Conference, July 30 - August 1, 2008, Long Beach, California.

Posters will be displayed in the meeting area throughout the conference. During the one-hour poster session, poster presenters will have the opportunity to present their projects in a relaxed and informal environment. Posters may address a wide range of topics related to any Ex Libris product or of interest to ELUNA members.

Proposals are to be submitted through the following website. Please fill out the Poster Submission Form by April 30, 2008.

For detailed guidelines, please see this website:

You will receive acceptance notification by e-mail no later than May 30, 2008

This is a great opportunity to try out new ideas and receive instant feedback from your colleagues. We sincerely hope you will consider submitting a proposal.

If you have any questions, please send email to Chulin Meng (cmeng@luc.edu).

We are looking forward to your great work!

Chulin Meng
Chair for Poster Submissions
On behalf of the ELUNA 2008 Planning Committee

Sunday, February 17, 2008

CFP: Access 2008

CFP: Access 2008

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (map)

Date: October 1-3, 2008 (Hackfest: Oct 1; Conference: Oct 2-4)

CFP Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2008

URL: http://access2008.mcmaster.ca

Access is Canada's premier library technology conference, featuring a single stream of sessions that deal with technology planning, development, challenges and solutions. We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks on the following topics (other ideas are more than welcome):

-open source software
-national and provincial/state-wide consortia technology initiatives
-information policy
-digital and social media
-library catalogue innovations
-digitization projects
-institutional repositories
-end-user searching behaviours
-protocols and metadata
-customized web interfaces
...or anything else suitably geeky, innovative and/or awe-inspiring! Sessions are usually 45 minutes or 1 hour in length. Proposals should include:

your name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information, blog/website URL
100 word (max) abstract describing your proposed presentation
co-presenters you will (or hope to) present with
Submission Procedures:

deadline for submission is February 22, 2008.
send your proposal to Amanda Etches-Johnson, Program Chair, at etchesa@mcmaster.ca
each submission will be acknowledged and all presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by April 15, 2008.
if you'd simply like to recommend topics and/or speakers (other than yourself), feel free to get in touch!
Depending on the number of submissions, we can't promise that every proposal will be accepted. However, we will have sessions set aside for Lightning/Thunder talks, which provide an informal opportunity to share your ideas with your peers.

For more information about Access, see the Access 2007 website at http://access2007.uvic.ca. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with the members of the Program Planning Committee:

Amanda Etches-Johnson


Jenn Horwath


CFP: Webology

CFP: Webology

URL: http://www.webology.ir/cfp.html

Webology, an international online journal, is a scholarly journal in English devoted to the various fields of Library and Information Science and the World Wide Web. It serves as a forum for discussion and experimentation. Webology publishes scholarly articles, essays and reviews, and encourages the participation of academics and practitioners alike.

Volume 5, Number 2 will publish papers that focus on the following topics, but not limited to:

The World Wide Web
Web information retrieval; Web crawling and indexing; Web cataloging; Web searching; Search engines and directories; Search behavior; Metadata; Link analysis; Semantic Web; Web ontology; Folksonomy; Web Thesaurus; Webometrics; Cybermetrics; Invisible Web; Web Intelligence, Web Competitive Intelligence, Web mining; New technologies of Web services; Web impacts; Web search trends; Web users behavior; Web users and usage studies; International issues of the Web; Social studies of the Web; Censorship; Intellectual freedom on the Web; Web site filtering; Web and civil society; Web and globalization; Web war; Web and socio-political issues; Open Access; Evaluating Web resources; Web visibility, popularity and diversity; Web accessibility; Internet, Validity of information; Information mining; Information extraction; Information management and organization; Information or resource discovery; Knowledge management; Knowledge organization; The role of the Web and ICT in research, education, economy, development, customer services, marketing, productivity improvement, and etc.

Library and Information Science
Information retrieval systems; Indexing; Abstracting; Information and communication technology; Information Evaluation and measurement; Information representation, organization, and classification; Library classification theories; Data processing; Information systems design; Electronic document management; Digital libraries; Libraries and the Web; Information and communication theories; Information transferring; Information economics; Information society; Information policy; Information seeking behavior; Social and cultural impacts of information; Information marketing; Management information systems (MIS); Informetrics; Scientometrics; Bibliometrics; Citation analysis; ...

We welcome and encourage all contributions on these or other aspects of the World Wide Web before the deadline on April 30, 2008.

For further information, please read the Author Guidelines, or contact one of our Editors.

E-mail address for paper submission:
To: nouruzi at gmail.com
Alternative e-mail address for submission:
CC: webology at gmail.com

Thursday, February 14, 2008

CFP: Special Issue of Library Hi Tech (New OPAC Solutions)

CFP: Special Issue of Library Hi Tech (New OPAC Solutions)

This is a call for articles for a special issue of Library Hi Tech, whose focus will be on new-look and open-source OPAC solutions. The editor of this special issue is looking for innovative and interesting ways that libraries are either adding 3rd party software front-ends to their OPACs, 3rd party software back-ends that power-use structured metadata, or open-source OPAC replacements as add-ons or are totally reconstructed for new uses and applications of the structured metadata. Applications that focus on user needs, user ease-of-use, and Library 2.0
ideas are especially encouraged.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please send a short proposal, discussing the topic and a suggested title, to the email below by March 30, 2008. Draft articles are due to the editor by October 1, 2008. Inquiries and questions are also welcome.

Dr. Brad Eden
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly
University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Editor, _Library Hi Tech_

CFP: UNAK'08: Information = Diversity and Awareness (Turkey)

CFP: UNAK'08: Information: Diversity and Awareness (Turkey)

http://www.unak.org.tr/unak08eng/ (for all detail)
Location: Yasar University-Izmir, Turkey in 9th-11th October 2008

At the present day, rapidly increasing information and constantly developing information technologies in various science fields have brought up information services being given quicker, more efficiently and economically in this field. In conformity with this, during the production, presentation and accession of information, it has obliged information professionals, computer specialists and librarians to work together.

UNAK General Meetings, performed in different universities in Turkey every year since 2001, This year It will be held in Yasar University-Izmir, Turkey in 9th-11th October 2008, under the name of ‘‘Information: Diversity and Awareness’’.

We are very proud to be attendance of this conference, and very glad that you come to participate in this conference.
• Information Management
• Information Systems
• Information Network
• Information Security
• Information Marketing
• Information Centers and Services
o Collection Management
o Bibliographic Control
o User Services
o Reference Services
o Periodicals
• Indexing
• Electronic Content Management
• e-Books and e-Journal
• Non-governmental Organizations(NGO)
• Consortium
• Open Source Archive
• Search Engine
• New Generation Information Services
o Web 2.0
 Social Network
o Web 3.0
 Semantic Web Site
• Publishing and e-Publishing
• Archive and Archive Systems
o Institutional Information and Document Management
o Digital Archive
• Copyright
• Innovation
• European Union(EU) Process
• Education, Life Long Education, Distance Education
• Information Literacy

Important Date
• 01.07.2008 Deadline for sending Presentation Title and Summary
• 15.09.2008 Deadline for Paper Submission
• 06.10.2008 Deadline for Participants

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ACRL seeks presentations for 2009 professional development programs

ACRL seeks presentations for 2009 professional development programs

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day professional development programs to be held prior to the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting or the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. Submissions will be accepted through April 7.

Professional development programs should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning through a variety of presentation styles. Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged. Proposals should explicitly outline activities that will be incorporated during the session to enable attendees to achieve the session's learning outcomes. Programs can either be half-day or full-day sessions.

ACRL workshops at the 2009 ALA Midwinter meeting will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in Denver, Colo., and ACRL preconferences at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009, in Chicago.

Proposals should be submitted via the online proposal form at: https://marvin.foresightint.com/surveys/Tier1Survey/ACRL/241. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. PST, Monday, April 7. Proposals must include the following:

Complete contact information for all speakers. Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the program organizer and the main contact for the presentation.
Presentation title.
Presentation description. The description should be approximately 500 words, should outline the main points of the program, including its relevance to attendees, and how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise in your session.
Short presentation description. This description should be approximately 100 words. If your proposal is accepted, this description will be used in promotional materials.
Support of ACRL Strategic Plan. Outline how your program would support the ACRL Strategic Plan. The ACRL Strategic Plan is available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/aboutacrl/whatisacrl/acrlstratplan/stratplan.htm.
At least three learning outcomes and how they will be achieved.
Indicate whether the program will be held at the 2009 Midwinter Meeting or Annual Conference.
Indicate whether the program has been offered before for ACRL.
Program length.
Maximum number of attendees.
Proposals will be evaluated for clarity,originality and timeliness.

Special attention will be given to proposals that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:

Generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of academic and research libraries.
Demonstrate innovative thinking and/or new perspectives.
Contribute ideas for positioning academic and research librarians to be leaders both on and off campus.
Present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology.
Incorporate at least one active learning exercise.
Explicitly include specific activities that will meet the learning style preferences of a variety of learners.
Demonstrate how learning outcomes would be achieved.
Support the ACRL strategic plan.

Notifications will be issued by May 2008. Visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/2009call.cfm for complete details. Direct questions about the call for presentations to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org, or by phone at (312) 280-2522.

CFP: PLA Virtual Poster Session

CFP: PLA Virtual Poster Session

Be a Part of PLA’s Virtual Conference with Virtual Poster Sessions

Share Your Library’s Successes and Challenges

PLA is seeking interested parties to submit virtual poster sessions as part of the upcoming PLA Virtual Conference. The topic of your poster session can be of your choosing, but must be related to public librarianship. Virtual posters can be submitted as Web pages, PowerPoint presentations, or other formats which can be “mounted” on the Web. Accepted posters will be mounted on the PLA Virtual Conference Web site prior to the event (the PLA Virtual Conference will be held on March 27 and 28 during the PLA 2008 National Conference). Presenters are also welcome to participate in online discussions about their posters via the Virtual Conference.

To apply, please send an email to Kathleen Hughes detailing your idea. Please include the following: Primary Contact Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Job Title and Institution, Names of Additional Contributors, Title of Proposed Virtual Poster Session, Brief Abstract (150-200) words describing your poster session, Format of Virtual Poster (e.g. .doc, .html, .pdf) and if any special files/software/effects will be incorporated. We have the ability to do voice-over narration, so if you would like to take advantage of that, just include it in your proposal. Proposals are due by February 21, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. Selected proposals will be notified by February 29, 2008.

Email: khughes@ala.org

ACRL invites applications for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM)

ACRL invites applications for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM)

ACRL invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM), the biannual, scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for an additional three years. Applicants must be a member of ALA and ACRL.

Qualifications include professional experience in academic libraries, a record of scholarly publication, editing experience, an ability to meet publication deadlines, an understanding of the scholarly communication process, and a broad knowledge of the issues confronting academic libraries.

Appointment will be made by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2008 Annual Conference upon the recommendation of the search committee and of the ACRL Publications Committee. The incoming editor will assume full responsibility upon appointment in July 2008.

Nominations or resumes and letters of application, including the names of three references, should be sent to:

RBM Search Committee
c/o Dawn Mueller
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 28, 2008.
Finalists will be interviewed at the ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, 2008.

Code4Lib Journal: Call for Submissions

Code4Lib Journal: Call for Submissions

Consider submitting proposals for articles, book & software reviews, code snippets & algorithms, conference reports, opinion pieces, etc. to Code4Lib Journal.

Code4Lib Journal strives to fill a communication niche above simple description of software implementations but below pure theoretical digital library investigation. The editorial board is looking for content that is practical, demonstrates how to exploit technology to create digital library collections and services, or offers insight and forethought regarding the use of computers in any type of library setting. While articles in the journal should be of a high quality, they
need not follow any formal structure or guidelines. Writers should aim for the middle ground between, on the one hand, blog or mailing-list posts, and, on the other hand, articles in traditional journals. We want publishing in the journal to be easy and painless, helping the community to share timely, relevant information that is currently shared all too rarely.

The first issue of the Code4Lib Journal was published in December 2007 and is available at http://journal.code4lib.org/issues/issue1. The second issue of Code4Lib Journal is well underway and set for publication in March. The third issue is not quite full. The Journal
welcomes submissions at any time on a rolling acceptance basis. Proposals received by Friday, March 14, 2008 will receive consideration for publication in late June 2008. Upon provisional acceptance, authors will be given an article deadline, typically 6-8 weeks before journal

Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Submission of articles proposals and articles should be submitted electronically to c4lj-articles@googlegroups.com (a private list read only by C4LJ editors) in a format likely to be widely readable. The article should be accompanied by some brief author metadata and, if appropriate, disclosure statement (see below). We have no more precise specs at this
time, but may develop some at a later date, and reserve the right to ask for submission in a different format if we have trouble with yours. Authors are welcome to contact the Editorial Committee (http://journal.code4lib.org/editorial-committee) with a proposal,
rather than a complete article.

For more information, see our Article Guidelines
) and the Journal's
Process and Structure



NASIG 23rd Annual Conference, June 5-8, 2008
Tapatio Cliffs Hilton Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 23rd Annual NASIG conference in Phoenix, Arizona, June 5-8, 2008. The theme of the conference is "Taking the Sting Out of Serials." Posters will be on display 9:30-5:30 on Friday, June 6th. Presenters should be available to discuss their topics during two break periods during this day.

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas and new applications of technology. Sessions may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the serials community. In keeping with NASIG's tradition of non-commercialism, poster sessions focusing solely on a commercial product will not be accepted. Additional guidelines for poster sessions are available:

To apply, complete the online application form at:

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 15, 2008. Members of the PPC's Sub-committee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts.
Presenters will be notified by April 2, 2008.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Erika Ripley and Sarah Wessel at:

Denise D. Novak
Publicist & Past President, NASIG, Inc.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tech Watch Column - Michigan Libraries (bi-monthly newsletter)

Tech Watch Column - Michigan Libraries (bi-monthly newsletter)

The Michigan Library Association puts out a bi-monthly newsletter called, "Michigan Libraries". In it, there is a featured column called "Tech Watch", which highlights new and innovative technology in the library setting.

You may already have written it--the overview of a new technology for your Board, the quick tips for your faculty or staff, the pros and cons of a technology solution for your committee, hidden gems for your students.

Topics in the past have included the use of Google tools for reference needs, hot business reference resources, a handy Firefox extension, and user testing of websites.

We want to hear from you! Possible new topics include: RFID projects, federated searching, Web 2.0 or just something new that your library is doing with technology.

AUDIENCE: the wide range of workers in libraries, trustees, and advocates
LENGTH: 500-800 words, pictures accepted
DUE DATES (pick one):
March/April 2008 issue, column due: March 10
May/June 2008 issue, column due: May 10
July/August 2008 issue, column due: July 10

To volunteer, send email to Ben Sebrowski (bsebrowski@commercetwp.com).
Please describe your proposed topic and indicate any date preference you may have.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Rural and Small Libraries conference proposals needed

Rural and Small Libraries conference proposals needed
Sacramento, California
September 19-21, 2008

Deadline: February 7, 2008

Proposal Form: http://www.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=19310
Conference Information: http://www.bcr.org/ARSL/index.html

The Association of Rural and Small Libraries is looking for conference proposals for their conference in Sacramento this year. If you have something to share, submit something! You don't need to be a professional presenter to present at any conference - if you have something to say, a good experience, some great tips, then share that with everyone else. I know many of my blog readers are rural and small library staff, so I do encourage you to participate. Below is some information.

Please consider submitting a workshop proposal for the 2008 Annual conference of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) which will be held here in Sacramento on September 19-21, 2008! They are seeking 15 one-hour workshop presentations.

It would be great to be able to showcase the wonderful work you all do with the national audience that will be here for the conference. Deadline is February 7. Don't miss this great opportunity!

More information about ARSL, the conference and program proposals can be found at www.webjunction.org/arsl.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Call for Articles--Biz of Acq (Against the Grain)

Call for Articles--Biz of Acq (Against the Grain)

Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-oriented library journal. Its goal is to provide acquisitions librarians in all types of libraries, and information sellers, with current information on events in the field, and practical insights into acquisitions techniques and processes. The "Biz
of Acq" column features discussions of key acquisitions topics by working librarians.

Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Acq" articles include:

-Purchasing digital objects and permissions.
-Managing license agreements.
-Acquiring materials and rights for electronic reserves.
-Vendor comparison and assessment.
-Managing customer expectations and difficult selectors.
-Recruiting, training, and retaining Acquisitions staff.
-Workflow analysis.
-Managing changes in budgets and accounting.
-The technology of acquisitions--library systems, databases, spreadsheets, the web, etc.
-Management information (statistics) for Acquisitions and Collection Management.

Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).
Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.

URL: http://www.against-the-grain.com/

If you are interested in writing for "Biz of Acq", please contact the editor:

Michelle Flinchbaugh
Acquisitions Librarian
Albin O. Kuhn Library
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-6754
Fax: (410) 455-1598

Second Call for Proposals: 8th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium

Second Call for Proposals: 8th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium
Submission Deadline – February 29, 2008
8th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium
Friday, November 7, 2008
Location and Sponsor: Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

What is the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium"?
It is a one-day practical symposium of relevance to academic librarians providing resources and services for traditional and online students and faculty.

What presentation topics are you looking for?

Is there a fee reduction for presenters?
Presenter fee is $100, attendee fee is $135

Is there an opportunity to publish a paper along with giving a presentation? Yes! Visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/presenters.htm

How do I submit a proposal?

Do you have a timeline? http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/deadlines.htm

What if I have other questions?
Send questions to Kathy Ferguson: juliah@nwmissouri.edu

See you at Brick and Click!

Kathy Ferguson and Carolyn Johnson, Co-Coordinators
Brick and Click Libraries
B.D. Owens Library
Northwest Missouri State University