Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CFP: 9th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium

CFP: 9th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium
Friday, November 6, 2009

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

"Brick and Click" is a one-day symposium of practical relevance to directors, librarians and paraprofessionals supporting traditional and online resources/services for academic library users. The annual symposium has been hosted by Northwest Missouri State University since its inception in 2001.

Presenter Benefits:

Presenters receive a reduced registration fee ($100) to the symposium and an opportunity to publish a paper in the symposium proceedings.

Presentation opportunities include a 50 minute session, and/or a 10-minute “Lightning Round” presentation. For more information, visit:

Sample topics are available at

Submit your proposal(s) by March 3, 2009 using the following link(s):

50-minute presentation:
10-minute presentation:

If you have questions about presentation proposals, please e-mail Kathy Ferguson at:

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Cordially Yours,

Kathy Ferguson & Carolyn Johnson

Symposium Co-Coordinators

CFP: Collections 2009: Collections in times of innovation and change

CFP: Collections 2009: Collections in times of innovation and change
Le Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, Quebec

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Collection Development & Management Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association seeks proposals for papers that deal with a “Collections in times of innovation and change” theme or other collections-related topics and should result in a presentation of about 30 minutes in length. Each presentation should feature one or two speakers. Papers with broad applications or with applications to more than one library sector or community of users will be given preference. Panel proposals will also be considered. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of three collections librarians.

Deadline for submission of proposals: February 23, 2009
Send proposals, including a short abstract, to:

Andrew Waller
MLB 402B
University of Calgary Library
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T3K 2C3

(403) 220-8133 voice
(403) 284-2109 fax

Keynote speaker for the pre-conference to be announced soon!
Registration begins on February 3, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CFP: Info Career Trends

CFP: Info Career Trends's professional development newsletter, Info Career Trends, seeks writers for two upcoming issues:

May 2009: Being Proactive
How do you deliberately move your career forward? How do you find leadership opportunities when you aren’t in a management position? How do you spearhead projects, launch initiatives, and ask for what you want? How do you negotiate a raise or promotion? All different ways of being proactive and taking charge of your own career.

July 2009: Keeping up in a down economy
How do you take advantage of professional development opportunities in an environment where your institution may not be able to fund your attendance? How do you ensure your relevance to your organization in an era of downsizing? How do you supplement your income with additional activities or part-time work? This issue addresses the various ways in which we can address or minimize the economy’s effects on us personally.

Check the contributor guidelines, then email your query to outlining what you intend to write about and why you’re a good person to do so. Looking forward to seeing your ideas!


Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor, ITI Books
AIM: rachelsgordon / YM: lib_rachel / Gtalk: rachel9
Find a library job:

The Liminal Librarian:

Alternative Careers:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CFP: Michigan Library Association Annual Conference (2009, Lansing, Michigan)

CFP: Michigan Library Association Annual Conference (2009, Lansing, Michigan)

The Michigan Library Association (MLA) Conference Program Subcommittee is seeking program proposals for MLA’s 118th Annual Conference to be held in Lansing, November 3-6, 2009.

Michigan Library Association:


Annual Conference offers a forum for an exciting and energizing exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions for libraries and the communities they serve. The 2009 conference theme, “Ready, Set, Go!” reflects MLA’s new strategic focus on the future and the energy, talent and enthusiasm that will result in improved library services for the citizens of Michigan. The Conference Program Subcommittee is seeking high quality programs that will help the Michigan library community think about the future of the field, the practices and plans that are helping us get there and the economic, social and technological realities of the environment in which we must thrive.

Program proposals are due February 20, 2009.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Michigan SLA Bulletin - Call for Articles

Michigan SLA Bulletin - Call for Articles

The editor of the Michigan SLA Bulletin is looking for members to submit short pieces on their libraries. Are you making use of the newest technologies to stay ahead of client expectations? How do you market your services to your organization? Do you work with a specialized collection that might be of interest to other members? If so, think about writing a short article! For more information, please contact Laura Berdish at

Call for Poster Sessions: SLA Annual Conference, Business and Finance Division

Call for Poster Sessions: SLA Annual Conference, Business and Finance Division

Location: SLA Annual Conference – Washington, 2009
Date/Time: Monday, June 15, 2009 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Business is everywhere. As a result, business information literacy is crucial to success in almost every aspect of daily life in academic, corporate or public library environments. In this call for posters, the Business and Finance Division of SLA is providing an opportunity for business librarians to share ideas on this important topic. We are looking for case studies or practical applications on a wide range of issues including:

• Standards and competencies for business information literacy
• Pedagogic approaches to business information literacy education
• Assessment of learning outcomes
• Integrating business information literacy in the curriculum
• Librarian / faculty collaboration
• New technologies for teaching business information literacy
• Business information literacy in multi-disciplinary contexts
• Professional development for business information literacy
• Promoting business information literacy in the corporate environment

Help your colleagues learn from your work, both successful and unsuccessful. Share the results of your efforts at the upcoming poster session at SLA in Washington, June 2009. This session is sponsored by the Business & Finance Division. Guidelines for materials and layout of poster presentations are available on the SLA Business & Finance Division website at

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 1, 2009. Please submit your name, institution, fax, email address, poster title, and description (250 words or less) by email, fax, or surface mail to Karen MacDonald at the address given below. Any SLA Member is welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. In the event that a greater number of submissions are received than can be accommodated, members of the Business & Finance Division will be given preference. Not a member of the SLA Business & Finance Division? Click here to join:

All applicants will be notified no later than April 1, 2009 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. If you have any questions about this session, contactKaren I. MacDonald, MBA, MLISAssistant Professor / Business Liaison LibrarianPO Box 3967University LibraryGeorgia State University Atlanta, GA 30303 USAPh. (404) 413-2856Fax: (404) 413-2851Email:

Call for Articles - Resource Sharing & Information Networks

Call for Articles - Resource Sharing & Information Networks

We are accepting articles for the Taylor & Francis/Routledge peer-reviewed journal Resource Sharing & Information Networks and are particularly interested in shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

Administration and Leadership of Networks, Cooperatives, and Consortia
Resource Sharing
Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERMS)
Training and Continuing Education
New Academic/Industry Roles & Economics
Cooperative Purchasing
New International Roles for Consortia
New Publisher Roles

Please consider sharing this email with your colleagues who may have an interest in publishing.

Best regards,
Barbara Stites
Rebecca Donlan

Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.
Editor, Resource Sharing & Information Networks
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
(239) 590-7602 voice

Rebecca Donlan, MLS
Associate Editor, Resource Sharing & Information Networks
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
(239) 590-7641 voice

DC-2009 Web site and call for papers published

DC-2009 Web site and call for papers published

Location: Seoul, Korea (National Library of Korea)
October 12-16, 2009
CFP Deadline: April 24, 2009

2009-01-12, The National Library of Korea, the host for DC-2009, to be held 12-16 October 2009 in Seoul, Korea, has opened the conference Web site. The Call for Papers for the conference is open until 24 April 2009. Submissions are being invited for full papers, project reports and posters.

Conference URL:

Call for Papers URL:

Conference Title
"Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data"
Conference Theme
DC-2009 will focus on linked data and the enabling of the Semantic Web. Conference
participants will explore the conceptual and practical issues in breaking the constraints of data
silos and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge. Metadata is a key to these
processes supporting publishing and interlinking structured data on the Semantic Web.
The basic assumption behind the concept of linked data is that the value and usefulness of data
increases the more it is interlinked with other data. There is a growing interest in the metadata
community in connecting existing and future data contained in silos within and across
organizations in a meaningful way that supports extraction and correlation of the data. The
linking of data from disparate data silos presents technical and social challenges that will be
explored at DC-2009 through full papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and
Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide
range of metadata topics, such as:
- Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
- Metadata quality, normalization, and mapping
- Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
- Application profiles
- Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, and time
- Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, institutional repositories)
- Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory institutions, education,
government, and scientific fields)
- Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings) as Semantic Web
- Accessibility metadata
- Metadata for scientific data
- Metadata in e-Science and grid applications
- Social tagging
- Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, authority files,
folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS)
- Ontology design and development
- Integration of metadata and ontologies
- Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
- Search engines and metadata
- Semantic Web metadata and applications
- Vocabulary registries and registry services

Friday, January 09, 2009

CFP: 2009 National Streams of Language, Memory, and Lifeways Conference for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums

CFP: 2009 National Streams of Language, Memory, and Lifeways Conference for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums

October 19-22, 2009
Portland Oregon


I am pleased to inform you that we are now accepting Call for Proposal applications for the 2009 National Streams of Language, Memory, and Lifeways Conference for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums to be held in Portland, Oregon October 19-22, 2009. Please visit the website to view the application. There are two ways to submit a proposal. You may either submit an online application through the conference website or download the application and mail a hard copy to:

MaryAnn Campbell, Tribal Conference Programs Co-Chair
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

Deadlines for submissions are:
Keynote Proposal applications is February 2, 2009
Pre-Conference & Conference Sessions is February 28, 2009

To briefly update you the 2009 Streams Conference Planning Committee and I are working hard to make this a meaningful and affordable conference for everyone to attend. In the very near future we will have a Scholarship Application available with deadlines posted for those who could not afford to attend otherwise. In addition, we are hopeful to be able to offer continuing education credits which will be included in the registration process. As soon as this information is ready for distribution I will be in contact with you again. I look forward to meeting you in Portland!

Malissa Minthorn Winks
2009 Streams Conference Director
Collections & Research Manager
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
72789 Hwy 331
Pendleton, OR 97801

This conference is funded by a Laura Bush Librarians for the 21st Century Grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, sponsored by the Western Council of State Libraries, and hosted by the Oregon State Library & Tamástslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

CFP: 2009 Child and the Book Conference for graduate students

CFP: 2009 Child and the Book Conference for graduate students
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, May 1-3, 2009

Call for Papers:

Vancouver Island University is pleased to host the 2009 Child and the Book Conference for graduate students, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, May 1-3, 2009. The keynote speakers will be noted scholars Perry Nodelman and Mavis Reimer. For conference information, see . The registration page will be posted shortly after the close of the call-for-paper deadline, as will a revised conference schedule.

We particularly invite proposals for papers exploring the conference theme, although all scholarly papers on topics related to children's literature will be given careful consideration.

The theme of this year's conference is This Land is Our Land, and we welcome proposals on the following topics:

• Children's literature and place
• Children's literature and heritage
• Children's literature and Indigenous Peoples
• Children's literature and ecology
• Children's literature and animals

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be 250 words and should indicate texts to be discussed and the theoretical/critical framework underpinning your argument. Also include a separate brief biography for use by panel chairs when introducing presenters.

Please submit your proposal by Jan. 15, 2009, to the following:
Virginia MacCarthy
Faculty of Education
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth St.
Nanaimo, BC,
Canada V9R 5S5
Or electronically to

Terri Doughty
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth St.
Nanaimo, BC,
V9R 5S5

Visit the website at

CFP: The Communication Review

CFP: The Communication Review

The Communication Review seeks a synthesis of concerns traditional to the fields of communication and media studies. The journal seeks works that contribute to new knowledge across conventional disciplinary boundaries: -Communication and Culture, probing the questions of producing meaning and interpretation by way of analyzing culture through the visual and dramatic arts, literature, sociology, anthropology, and in the interdisciplinary tradition of cultural studies.

-Communication as a Social Force, focusing on the historical development and contemporary transformation of media and communication,telecommunications, and information systems, emphasizing their political-economic, technological, and institutional dynamics.

-Communication and Mind, examining the individual socially constituted through language and other media in their cultural, social, and economic contexts.

The editors view these as different theoretical perspectives on the study of communication processes. They particularly encourage historical work, feminist work, and visual work, and invite submissions from those employing critical theoretical and empirical approaches to a range of topics under the general rubric of communication and media studies research.

The Communication Review also functions as a review of current work in the field. Towards this end, the editors are always open to proposals for special issues that interrogate and examine current controversies in the field. We also welcome non-traditionally constructed articles which critically examine and review current sub-fields of and controversies within communication and media studies; we offer an expedited review process for timely statements. In addition, we welcome book reviews and extended review essays.

Please direct your papers, suggestions for special issues and queries to Tatiana Omeltchenko, Managing Editor, at

For more information about the journal and submission guidelines, please see the journal’s website at

Andrea Press and Bruce Williams, Editors in Chief

Monday, January 05, 2009

Call for Bloggers (NRMIG blog at ALA Midwinter)

Call for Bloggers (NRMIG blog at ALA Midwinter)

The ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group Blog

Calling ALA Midwinter attendees with an interest in metadata and digital library development! We are searching for bloggers to report on selected sessions on the Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group's Blog. Planning to attend a session or already reporting on a session? Think about blogging it here too! If you would like to blog any of the sessions, please contact Kristin Martin at with your name, e-mail address, and preferred session. A list of recommended sessions is available at:

Interested in a section not listed that you think would be of interest? Suggest it!



Kristin E. Martin
Metadata Librarian
Catalog Department (MC 234)
2-390 Richard J. Daley Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
312-413-0424 (Fax)

Call for Poster Sessions: Innovative Users Group 2009 Conference

Call for Poster Sessions: Innovative Users Group 2009 Conference

I am very pleased to announce the availability of the Poster Session Proposal Form for the Innovative Users Group (IUG) 2009 Conference to be held in Anaheim, California from Sunday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

The deadline for submitting Poster Session proposals is Friday, February 13, 2009.


Conference Management System
We are in the process of migrating all the conference forms and materials from previous and current conferences to a Conference Management System. The conference system is still under construction but is getting very close to completion.

To submit a Poster Session proposal, you will need to create your own IUG login. Go to to read more about MyIUG and create your account.


Important URLs:

IUG 2009 Suggested Topics Page:
For now, go to and click on Suggested Topics link.

IUG 2009 Proposal Form:

A poster session is a great opportunity to share an idea in progress or show other IUG members how your library did something well. We are interested in poster sessions on a variety of topics. If you need some ideas for what might be of interest to colleagues from other Innovative libraries, take a look at the Suggested Topics that have been compiled over the past few years and from the responses to the IUG 2008 meeting in Washington, D.C. You have the experience and ideas to share!! If you have an idea of your own and don't see it listed, please submit a proposal anyway.

Again, deadline for submitting Poster Session proposals is Friday, February 13, 2009. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the poster session proposal process.

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

Thank you,

Carol Gyger
Chair, IUG 2009 Program Committee
Vice Chair, IUG Steering Committee

CFP: OVGTSL 2009 Conference (Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians)

CFP: OVGTSL 2009 Conference (Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians)

Open Doors, Opening Minds: The Impact of Open Access & Open Source

Submission Form:

May 6-8, 2009
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
Indianapolis, IN

The OVGTSL 2009 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a 50 minute presentation. Proposals will include presenter contact information, paper title, 200-300 word abstract, and indication of technology needs. Papers should relate to open source or open access projects or principles in technical service library work.

Example topics include but are not limited to:
Implementing an open source ILS such as Evergreen
Use of open source content management systems such as Drupal
Catalogers' participation in institutional repository development
Building open access journals at your library
Cataloging open access resources
Open source software as your library's primary public software applications

Submission deadline is March 1, 2009.

Final Decisions regarding paper selection will be sent to submitters no later than March 13, 2009.

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact Kristi Palmer, 317.274.8230