Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Deadline Extended - ELUNA 2008 Call for Posters

Deadline Extended - ELUNA 2008 Call for Posters

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 May 30, 2008.

For detailed guidelines, please see this website:

You will receive acceptance notification by e-mail no later than June 6, 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 (

We are looking forward to your great work!
On behalf of the ELUNA 2008 Planning Committee

Chulin Meng
Head of Library Systems
Cudahy Library, Loyola University Chicago
6525 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL60626
Phone: (773)508-2590

Call for papers/articles: JILLDDER (Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserves)

Call for papers/articles: JILLDDER (Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserves)

Journal URL

The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserves (JILLDDER) is seeking article submissions for several themed issues. An upcoming issue will feature small and medium size academic Library's highlighting the challenges faced as these institutions manage their systems, provide services of electronic reserves and interlibrary loan to their academic community, and handle daily operations with minimal staff.

Suggested topics to consider:

Electronic Reserves and/or Electronic Resource Management Systems
· Does your library already utilize an electronic reserve system?
· What specific challenges do you face?
· What type of reserves system does you library use? Pros? Cons?
· Does your library have a dedicated reserves person, or is it handled via committee?
· How does your library handle reluctant users?

Interlibrary loan: Multitasking and managing ILL systems without dedicated staff
- Are you using electronic, paper, or a combination of both to fulfill ILL requests? How does the system work within the confines of your department?
· How does your library handle ILL? Is there a dedicated ILL position?
· How has your ILL position changed within the last five years?
· What issues do you face that a larger library takes for granted? Staff, time, quantity of reserves?
· Have you seen the development of any particular trends in ILL over the last few years?

Incorporating Electronic Reserves into Course Management
· Is your Electronic reserves system incorporated into course management software such as Angel or WebCT?
· Does you library reserves system have a place in the campus system?
· How has the influx of 2.0 technologies changed your library's presence in your university's course management system?
Other: Additional topic suggestions pertaining to this special issue are welcome.

Articles should be from eight (8) to thirty (30) pages in length, double-spaced, and follow Haworth Press's author guidelines. All articles are submitted to JILLDDER are subject to peer review. At this time, a final submission deadline is slated for July 2008.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions,

Diane Schrecker

JILLDDER Editorial Intern


Diane L. Schrecker, MLIS
Curriculum Librarian
Instructional Resource Center
Ashland University Library
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 419.289.5406

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Call for "Steal-this-Idea" Speakers: 2008 MS Library 2.0 Summit

Call for "Steal-this-Idea" Speakers: 2008 MS Library 2.0 Summit

Deadline: Friday April 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sponsored by Mississippi State University Libraries

The 2008 MS Library 2.0 Summit is accepting proposals for "Steal-this-Idea" speakers and poster sessions through April 25th. The "Steal-this-Idea" sessions will be one-hour in length, including time for discussion. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that share their own experiences applying 2.0 technologies in public, k-12, college, community college, university or special libraries. We encourage, but do not require, hands-on elements to be included in the "Steal-this-Idea" sessions. Please submit 150-200 word summaries for speaker or poster sessions to before 5pm on April 25, 2008.

Registration begins April 28, 2008, but the blogging has already begun! Find out more at the Summit website:

Amanda Clay Powers, M.L.I.S.
Asst. Professor/Reference Librarian
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State University
395 Hardy Road
Starkville, MS 39762-5408
Phone: 662-325-7677

Friday, April 18, 2008

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008

CFP: Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008

July 9, 2008
Hosted by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania


March 18, 2008, Lewisburg, PA -- Bucknell University's Library & Technology Division is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the first Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference. The conference goal is to bring together librarians and technologists from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions such as colleges and universities, libraries, museums, historical societies, and art galleries, who are interested in providing digital access to their collections. The conference seeks to support this community through a mix of speakers, contributed papers and posters, workshops, and engaging discussion. The conference will be held on July 9, 2008.

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals with responsibility for or an interest in digitization projects, metadata, and digital library systems. Sessions will range in scope and depth. Some sessions will be appropriate for those with no prior knowledge in
the field, while others will be more technical in nature.

Conference Topics
Conference presentations are sought in all areas related to digital libraries, including the following:

- Case studies
- Collaborative projects
- Digital content for teaching (K-12)
- Digital content for teaching (higher education)
- Digital images
- Digital library systems and architecture
- Digital projects -- archives and historical societies
- Digital projects -- museums and art galleries
- Digital projects -- public libraries
- Digital projects -- special libraries
- Digitizing art collections and other rare/fragile materials
- Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
- Getting started with digitization projects
- Grant-funded projects
- Metadata
- Working with faculty
- Working with students
- Working with IT staff

We encourage proposals targeted at all levels of experience (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) and a wide range of audiences (academic librarians, public librarians, special/corporate librarians, archivists, museum curators, digital library technologists, library administrators, library/information science graduate students).

The program committee hopes to have several tracks to accommodate a wide range of topics, experience levels, and audiences.

Presentation Formats
Proposals are invited for a variety of formats: lecture-style
presentations, panel discussions, and posters.

Submitting a Proposal
Email proposals to Proposals must include the
following information:

Proposed session title
One- to two-paragraph abstract
Name(s) and contact information for all presenters
Type of session being proposed (lecture-style presentation, panel
discussion, or poster)
For lecture-style presentations: level of experience (introductory,
intermediate, or advanced)

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Notification to proposal
authors is expected to occur by early May.

Feel free to contact Bucknell University's Digital Initiatives Group if you have questions or proposal ideas you would
like to discuss before submitting a proposal.

Conference Location
Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The campus is
in a beautiful rural setting adjacent to the Susquehanna River.
Harrisburg and State College (home of Penn State University) are about
an hour away; New York, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh are approximately a three- to four-hour drive.

Call for Proposals for 5th Annual SirsiDynix Northeast Regional Group Users Conference

Call for Proposals for 5th Annual SirsiDynix Northeast Regional Group Users Conference

The 5th Annual SirsiDynix Northeast Regional Group Users Conference, hosted by Lehigh University, is seeking proposals for presentations. The conference is June 15-18, 2008 in Bethlehem, PA.

Any SirsiDynix Unicorn, Symphony, or Horizon customer, as well as SirsiDynix staff may submit proposals. We are open to proposals in various tracks (circulation, technical services, systems, or general) Proposals are not required to be SirsiDynix-based presentations as other library topics are welcome.

Attendees that are presenting will receive a discount price of $70 for the full conference registration. (Full conference price is $125.)

Submit proposals for presentations to Please send a working title, suggested audience (circulation, technical services, systems, general), and a brief summary of your proposal. The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2008.

For more information about the 5th Annual SNRG Conference, please visit

SNRG 2008 @ Lehigh university
June 15 - 18, 2008
Bethlehem, PA

For more information, go to:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers

The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers

The Informed Librarian Online is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 312 titles - valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters. This current awareness service helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to tame your professional reading tiger, and is very popular among all types of library and information professionals.

The Informed Librarian Online ( is seeking librarians with something to say to author a one-time "Guest Forum" article for our service. We are looking for practical, helpful articles on an issue of interest to YOU (and our readers). Would you like to write a short article (about 1,000 words) for us? Librarians from all around the world read the articles in The Informed Librarian Online.

If you are interested in writing for The Informed Librarian Online, email a brief description of your proposed subject matter.

Arlene Eis
The Informed Librarian Online

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

BOBCATSSS 2009 in Portugal: Call for papers!

BOBCATSSS 2009 in Portugal: Call for papers!
From 1st of March until 15th of July 2008

The field of information science is in ongoing change. New technology and innovations, such as electronic material in libraries and archives, causes changes in job descriptions and challenges the old ways of thinking and working. Changes in material, the growth in the use of web environment and increasing the pace at work makes information professional to think about the identity of the profession and oneself. Amount of information has been rising exponentially.

BOBCATSSS 2009 symposium explores these questions: How to help the users identify good information from all the spam? How to keep the databases running and all the data available to the users at all situations? And what about the physical material? Is there any use for books and paper documents anymore? Information science has many interests with other disciplines like communications theory and mass media, data processing. What kind of collaboration information scientists have with scholars from other fields and how to improve it? What is Librarian 2.0?


Interdisciplinarity of Information Science
Information Professional and Information Management
The current impact of the new technologies in the life of the Information Professional
The rise and fall of physical libraries and archives
Information Literacy
eLibraries & eArchives
Librarian 2.0

Saturday, April 05, 2008

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

The ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group
will meet on Saturday, June 28th in Anaheim from 10:30am-12 noon.

Speakers are invited to discuss current and/or recently completed research in the area of cataloging and classification.

Please email the chair (see address below) of the group directly of your interest.

Robert O. Ellett, Jr., Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group invites speakers for its meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, Saturday, June 28, 2008 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms; emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"; RDA; FRBR; cataloging in hybrid and digital libraries; changes in basic cataloging work and
catalogers' responsibilities; changes in catalogers' workflows; emerging perceptions of cataloging quality; how end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms; metadata records and elements in different contexts; and the impact of web norms on cataloging norms from
the perspectives of web developers and catalogers.

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Time will be allowed for questions and answers. Speakers are encouraged to lead discussions.

Please send abstracts of proposals to co-chairs Tatiana Barr [Catalog Librarian, Catalog and Metadata Services, Yale University Library. E-mail:] or Lihong Zhu [Head, Bibliographic Control Dept., Washington State University Libraries. E-mail:] by May 9, 2008.

CFP: ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

CFP: ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group (ALA Annual, 2008)

The ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group is tentatively scheduled to meet during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation and discussion. We invite cataloging managers in all types of libraries to submit proposals. In addition to discussing topics of current
interest, we offer an opportunity to share vacancy announcements in the group.

The charge for the discussion group is:
To discuss policy, implementation, quality control of bibliographic and authority records, work flow, personnel including supervision, motivation and other issues of concern to the members of the group. The group will provide a forum for discussing techniques and exchanging information.
The ALA Annual ’08 proposed topic for Heads of Cataloging DG session is:

“Perspectives on the state of cataloging education, hiring, and on-the job training as viewed by experienced cataloging librarians”

Possible presentation topics include but are not limited to: (1) Developing and implementing training plans for new cataloging librarians; (2) Minimum requirements for new hires (e.g., copy cataloging experience, cataloging internships, or cataloging experience while enrolled in a library science graduate program); (3) Cataloging managers’ perspectives on the state of cataloging education in graduate programs; and (4) Managers’ views on the ability to receive strong pools of candidates for entry-level cataloging positions.

If you would like to submit a presentation proposal or to request more information about the topic, please contact one of us directly.

Thank you.

Marlena Frackowski, Chair

Dustin Larmore, Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Dustin P. Larmore
Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
Old Dominion University Libraries
Norfolk, VA 23529