Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LITA Forum write-up for ISQ

LITA Forum write-up for ISQ

Hey everyone,
NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly is looking for someone to do a conference write-up for the LITA Forum that starts on Friday. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to break into writing for the profession, but I would urge all new, aspiring, and experienced writers to consider the opportunity. I will be at the Forum myself and am happy to give $5 worth of free advice on the process. NISO shares so much with LITA…If you’re going to Forum anyway, please think about doing the write-up for NISO! Let me (pacea@oclc.org) or Cynthia Hodgson (hodgsonca@verizon.net)know if you are interested.

P.S. If you have not seen the new layout and design of ISQ, I urge you to go find one. It’s like night and day compared to the old “newsletter” format!

CFP: Handheld Librarian II conference online – February 17 and 18, 2010

CFP: Handheld Librarian II conference online – February 17 and 18, 2010

THEME: Alliance Library System and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs related to the topic of mobile library services for the online conference. Proposals are due November 1, 2009.

TOPICS: The Handheld Librarian II conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services. These include but are not limited to the following themes:
• Ebooks and audiobooks
• Managing mobile content: eBooks, Journals, video and more
• Mobilizing the library: web presence, OPACs, databases and other electronic resources
• Promoting mobile services and using mobile devices to promote traditional library services
• Information security on mobile devices
• Access to and licensing of databases on mobile devices
• Mobile products and services in the medical library
• Text Message reference service
• Vendor development
• iPhone applications

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in several online formats:
• A featured 45 minute presentation
• Panel discussion with others (10 minutes of presentation)
• Virtual Roundtable discussions on selected topics
• Virtual poster presentation
Submit proposals by November 1 to: handheldlibrariancfp@gmail.com.
You will be notified by December 15 if your proposal has been accepted.

• Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect
• Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by December 31, 2009
• Respond to questions from attendees
• Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference
Thank you for considering a submission for conference participation. If you have questions, please contact:
• Lori Bell, Alliance Library System, lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com
• John Walber, LearningTimes, john@learningtimes.net
• Tom Peters, TAP Information Services, tpeters@tapinformation.com

Monday, September 28, 2009

CFP: 29th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience

CFP: 29th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
29th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience session proposal submissions accepted through Oct. 19

February 12-16, 2010
Denver, Colorado

Quality proposals that sufficiently and seriously address college student transitions in the first-year of college are now being accepted for review. Concurrent session, roundtable discussion, and poster session proposals are invited on topics addressing the myriad aspects of the first year of college. For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit www.sc.edu/fye/events/annual/proposal.

The proposal deadline is October 19, 2009. You are strongly encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible. Since the conference program must be finalized and presenters notified in time for preconference coordination, it may not be possible to accept late proposals. Selection criteria regarding acceptance for presentation for each session type are listed on the proposal submission web site.


Debbie Malone
DeSales University
Library Director
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1253
FAX 610.282.2342

Call for Presentations: Reference Research Forum (ALA Annual, 2010)

Call for Presentations: Reference Research Forum (ALA Annual, 2010)

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 16th Reference Research Forum at the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference, June 24-29 in Washington, D.C.

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website:

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in Washington, D.C.

Criteria for selection:
• Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;
• Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;
• Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;
• Research projects may be in-progress or completed;
• Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted

Proposals are due by Monday, January 4, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 8, 2010. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:

1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and email address(es).
2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:
a. Title of the project;
b. Explicit statement of the research problem;
c. Description of the research design and methodologies used, and preliminary findings if any;
d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research

Please send submissions by email to:
Liane Luckman
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee
lluckman ~at~ txstate.edu

Friday, September 25, 2009

CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/The Haworth Press, welcomes the submission of manuscripts. The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Topics can include but are not limited to:
• Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
• Information literacy
• Instructional service techniques
• Information delivery
• Reference services
• Document delivery
• Developing collections
If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at jpoe@jsu.edu by November 1, 2009. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.

Jodi W. Poe, Editor
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Associate Professor, Head of Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
TEL: (256) 782-8103
FAX: (256) 782-5872
Email: jpoe@jsu.edu

Call for Poster Sessions: Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Call for Poster Sessions: Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

The 2009 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, “Emerging Leadership in Libraries” focuses on the importance of leadership in academic libraries today and the paths to achieving and sustaining it. This Symposium will address myriad questions of leadership: What does it take to be a leader? How do we mentor leaders within our institutions? How do we take charge of our own career paths? How do we move into leadership roles? We will open up discussions of leadership across the different stages of librarianship.

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the Symposium. It can address any issue related to this theme. Examples follow:

Professional collaboration

Management styles in libraries

Motivating/inspiring librarians

Getting yourself published

Experience in leadership development

Mentoring/mentoring programs

Creating new roles

Moving into leadership roles

Promoting yourself

Please email a 100-200 word description of your poster session proposal to Symposium Planning Committee member Gloria Meisel at gloria.meisel@sunywcc.edu by October 20, 2009. Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. Presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration rate.

The successful candidates will be notified by early November. You will be expected to set up by 8:15 am and stay through the final poster session time of 2:45. There is no wireless capability and no availability for electronic sessions. Posters cannot be displayed on walls or big boards. The size of the tables will be posted shortly.

The Symposium will take place on Friday December 4, 2009 in New York City at

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

For further information about us, go to http://acrlnysymp09.wordpress.com/posters/

CFP: IUG 2010 Annual Conference

CFP: IUG 2010 Annual Conference

Unbelievably, it's that time of the year already! On behalf of the IUG 2010 Program Committee, I am very pleased to announce the availability of the Program Proposal Form for the Annual Innovative Users Group 2010 Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois from Sunday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009.

To submit a program proposal, go to the Conference webpage listed below. When prompted, login with your own MyIUG login. If you don't already have one, go to http://www.innovativeusers.org/sitemember-register-form to create your account.

Important URLs for IUG 2010
IUG 2010 Conference Main Page: http://www.innovativeusers.org/iug-conferences
IUG 2010 Suggested Topics Page: http://www.innovativeusers.org/iug-2010-suggested-topics
IUG 2010 Conference Guidelines: http://www.innovativeusers.org/conference-guidelines
IUG 2010 Proposal Form: http://www.innovativeusers.org/sitemember-app?goto=http://conferences.innovativeusers.org/index.php/IUG2010/IUG2010/user

If you would like to present a program (or two), but do not know what might be of interest to colleagues from other Innovative libraries, take a look at the Suggested Topics Page that has been compiled over the past few years; included in this list are a multitude of responses submitted to the IUG 2009 Conference survey in Anaheim, CA.

We aim for a variety of programs: basic to advanced, every library type, how you use various Innovative modules, and how you use other programs in conjunction with Innovative software. The topics list is not meant to be exhaustive. Some topics have been duplicated (as appropriate) under separate categories for your convenience. If you have an idea of your own and don't see it listed, please submit a proposal anyway; you just may find that you have the experience and ideas to share!

You may also be interested in coordinating a panel discussion, but don't have all of the presenters lined up. It's perfectly fine to have some TBA's at this stage. The Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

If you have presented or coordinated at past IUG programs, please consider resubmitting a proposal for this year. Many comments from recent IUG conferences attest to the fact that it is impossible to attend every program that our users would like to hear; having another chance to see popular programs is always appreciated.

There are also a large number of regional user group meetings taking place this fall that offer an excellent variety of programs. If you are presenting in one of these regional conferences, please consider repeating your program at the annual meeting, so many more colleagues can learn from your experiences.

Again, the deadline for submitting program proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments; we welcome ALL feedback about the program process. We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic proposals!

IUG 2010 Program Committee:

Pat Crawford
Chair, IUG 2010 Program Committee
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, IUG Steering Committee
Bryant University : The HELIN Consortium (RI)
1150 Douglas Pike : Smithfield, RI 02917
Office/Voice 401-232-6000 x20414

Carol Gyger
Chair, IUG Steering Committee
Poudre River Public Library District (CO)

Mohamed A. Ragheb
Wadsworth Public Library (OH)

Christine Rigda
University of Toledo (OH)

Kathy Setter
Indianhead Federated Library System (WI)

Ruth E. Souto
The HELIN Consortium (RI)

Victor Zuniga
Westerville Public Library (OH)

CFP: NERCOMP 2010 Annual Conference, March 8-10, 2010, Providence, RI

CFP: NERCOMP 2010 Annual Conference, March 8-10, 2010, Providence, RI

The members of the NERCOMP Library and Research Track urge you to submit a proposal for the 2010 annual conference to be held on March 8-10, 2010 in Providence, RI. The fields of information technology, instruction, and library science are overlapping more every day. Share your accomplishments, experiences, and research with colleagues from all over the Northeast. We are eager to discuss ideas and provide suggestions for preparing high quality proposals. Please share this with your peers and encourage them to do the same.

2010 Conference Theme: The Next-Generation University: Rethinking IT in Disruptive Times

The deadline for submission is: October 28, 2009.

Find out more:

NERCOMP 2010 Submission page: http://net.educause.edu/Program/1023270
NERCOMP conference page: http://net.educause.edu/nc10
Track Description: http://net.educause.edu/Program/1023277#track_4
NERCOMP web site: http://www.nercomp.org/

Beatrice R. Pulliam
Library Commons Librarian for Technology and Access
Phillips Memorial Library
Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
(t) 401.865.1622
(f) 401.865.2823
Twitter: beatricepulliam

Call for Case Studies: Building Digital Repositories with Limited Resources

Call for Case Studies: Building Digital Repositories with Limited Resources

I am writing a book, Building Digital Repositories with Limited Resources, which is scheduled to be published by Chandos Publications in 2010. I am planning to include a section of case studies and best practices to give readers ideas they can easily and inexpensively adopt. If you have developed a tool, technique, method, project, or program that you would like to have considered to be included in the book, please fill out this questionnaire: http://bit.ly/bdrlr-survey01

I am particularly interested in examples from institutions outside of the United States and case studies that would be applicable to academic libraries.

Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): integrating web2.0 technologies into digital libraries; strategies for outreach and assessment; cost-effective digital preservation strategies; tools to automate metadata production; metadata production and repository workflow tools; and scalable methods for working with faculty to deposit their publications in open access repositories.

For further information about the book, please visit its page on the Woodhead Publishing web site: http://bit.ly/chandos-clobridge.

If you have any questions, please contact me at abby_clobridge@hks.harvard.edu.

Thank you.

Abby Clobridge
Associate Director, Research & Knowledge Services
Harvard Kennedy School Library
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-1772

Sunday, September 20, 2009

CFP: Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biography & Popular Culture

CFP: Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biography & Popular Culture
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31-April 3, 2010
Deadline: December 15, 2009

The annual joint conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, March 31-April 3, 2010. The Biography and Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions from scholars of various disciplines.

The Biography and Popular Culture Area will examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged.

Potential topic might include:
· Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
· Biography and film
· Television programs about biography
· Biography and urban legends
· Biography and folklore
· Biography and literature
· Scholarly Biography
· Controversial Biography
· Psychoanalysis and Biography
· Historical Biography
· Political Biography
· Autobiography

Prospective presenters should send a one-page abstract and a one-page vitae to Susie Skarl via email: susie.skarl@unlv.edu by December 15, 2009.

For more information on the PCA/ACA Conference, please visit the official website: For information on the conference, please visit:


If you have any questions regarding the submission of papers, please feel free to contact: Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian, UNLV Libraries susie.skarl@unlv.edu

Friday, September 18, 2009

CFP: 2010 ASCA International Workshop: “Articulation(s)”

CFP: 2010 ASCA International Workshop: “Articulation(s)”

March 22 – 24, 2010
2010 ASCA International Workshop: “Articulation(s)”
University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for paper submissions and panel sessions for its yearly International Workshop.

How do we analyze, understand, and participate in the world? What are the ways in which we can think through concepts such as aesthetics, identity, politics, and space to articulate the object(s) of our inquiry? These are a few of the questions the 2010 ASCA International Workshop, “Articulation(s),” seeks to explore. The workshop offers a space in which we can reflect upon such questions and the methodological nuances, theoretical consequences, and political implications that arise when we interrogate (trans)national theories, disciplines, and contested object(s).

With its double meaning, to express and to connect, articulation(s) highlights the contingency of the unities of meaning and of discourse(s) that we ascribe to our object(s) in question. Articulation(s) is a generative concept that has been prominent in shaping theory for decades. Working (inter)disciplinarily in the humanities, articulation(s), as a travelling concept, refers to the engaging of objects, concepts, and theories and the (im)possibilities of interrogation.

In this workshop articulation(s) is presented in relation to four distinct themes that we will (re)articulate and/or interrogate to see whether they help us express the relationships between theories, discipline, and object(s) from our various fields.

These issues will be discussed in four panels:

National Identity

This panel will focus on concrete analyses utilizing articulation as a tool or strategy for shaping interventions within a particular social formation, conjuncture, or context. As L. Grossberg puts it, “articulation is the production of identity on top of differences, of unities out of fragments, of structures across practices” (1992). When articulation becomes “a practice of thinking of ‘unity and difference,’ of ‘difference in complex unity,’ without becoming a hostage to the privileging of difference as such” (Daryl Slack, 1996), how then, can a social formation like a nation (which is of course inherently infused with difference), be analyzed in terms of articulation (without overdetermining and essentializing)? This panel seeks to address questions of national identity and concrete analyses of articulations of such, but also related issues including articulations of global phenomena in national contexts.

Migratory Aesthetics
How can we articulate the aesthetic dimension of migration? The term “migratory aesthetics” as coined by cultural theorist Mieke Bal (2007) “refers to the migratory – not to actual migration, but to the cultural inspiration that migration, if encountered on its own terms, can yield.” As migratory aesthetics seeks to explore the transformative effect on culture, we will also articulate (inter)disciplinarily the effect of migration on politics, aesthetics, economics, and discourses of the migrant and vice versa. Some of the questions to be addressed are: How can we articulate the subjective dimensions of movement and arrival, memory and loss, colonization and decolonization, difference and sameness? What are the ramifications of migration as a social phenomenon on cultural practices?

Ever since Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space (1957) and Henri Lefebvre's Production of Space (1974), space has become a much-articulated topic in the humanities. Spatial concepts such as globalism identify contemporary modes of (cultural) production, while virtual space enables encounters between all kinds of personal and public spaces. In-between spaces of signification such as borders, bridges, and interstices have become key terms in defining identity. Space has been a focus in terms of re-defining urban space, understood as non-spaces such as noise, chaos, and mist. More recently, Jacques Ranciere’s articulation of politics as aesthetics (2004, 2007) opened up discussions on space onto a wide range of topics, from poetics to politics. This panel then, invites papers that are engaged with the above themes through responding to the following questions: How does an emphasis on space contribute to our idea of identity(ies)? Why is it important to define space? How are the spaces we describe transformed by our articulations?

Politics of Mourning
In Precarious Life (2004) Judith Butler writes, “A life that is not supposed to be grieved is also a life that is not supposed to have existed at all, whose ‘negation’ is built into its very public definition.” In this panel we offer a space to reflect upon lives and situations deemed ungrievable by government, religious, and media agencies in order to investigate current global, national, and local situations where mourning is politically suppressed or otherwise regulated. Questions this panel seeks to address are: How is grief intertwined with articulations of identity? What sorts of grievous activity are inflicted upon us based on our own articulation(s) of identity, whether we self-identify as of a certain nationality, gender, or body? As Alison Kooistra (2008) writes, “Identity politics works to articulate the ‘body personal’ within the ‘body politic’ […] This anatomical articulation—the ‘membering’ of distinct parts to form a larger whole—is accomplished through a verbal articulation—speaking out, claiming a label or banner, or constructing a coherent narrative.” All scholars interested in interrogating established systems of what is (not) grievable, and the implications of that choice are welcome to participate in this panel.

In keeping with the spirit of tradition, this workshop has been inspired by the 2008-2009 ASCA Theory Seminar entitled “Articulations”: Theoretically Speaking.

The deadline for proposals is: October 31, 2009.
Participants are welcome to submit proposals from any discipline and will be subjected to peer review. Please submit a short autobiographical sketch and your proposal (300 words) to Dr. Eloe Kingma, Managing Director of ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) via email or post. Please indicate which of the four themes you would like to participate in, and if your presentation will include video, projection, or performance.

Those selected to participate will be asked to provide a 3000 word paper (excluding bibliography) by January 2, 2010, so that the papers can be distributed in advance of the workshop. In order to allow for a sufficient amount of discussion time, papers will not be read. Instead, participants will be asked to provide a short summary of their argument or to respond to another panelist(s)’s paper for a maximum of 10 minutes.

Proposals should be sent to:

Dr. Eloe Kingma (Managing Director)
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 147
1012 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 525 3874
Fax: +31 20 525 4773
Email: asca-fgw@uva.nl
Visit the website at http://www.hum.uva.nl/asca

Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals


Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

ACRL is seeking proposals from experienced researchers for the development and delivery of a comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries. The request for proposals is available on the ACRL Web site. Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. CST on Nov. 2, 2009.

The current economic climate and the increased emphasis on assessment and outcomes have forced academic departments’ higher education administrators to make tough decisions regarding the funding of programs and units at their institutions. The relevance of libraries is under question. Now, more than ever, there is a need for libraries to demonstrate their value in clear, measurable ways to leaders in higher education, information technology, funding agencies, and campus decision makers in order to secure adequate funding for their operations.
The primary objective of the comprehensive review is to provide ACRL leaders with a clearer understanding of what research already exists and where gaps occur in research about the performance of academic libraries. Additionally, this review will provide ACRL members with tools and strategies to demonstrate the value of academic libraries to their institutional leadership.

Direct questions to Mary Ellen K. Davis, ACRL executive director, at mdavis@ala.org or (312) 280-3248, or to Kara Malenfant, ACRL scholarly communications/government relations specialist, at kmalenfant@ala.org or (312) 280-2510.

CFP: ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute, “Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians.”

CFP: ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute, “Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians.”

ACRL and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for their Spring Virtual Institute, “Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians.” Submissions will be accepted through November 16, 2009. Complete details are available online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.

Taking place April 21-22, 2010, the ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today’s challenged and flat economic environments. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand.

Proposals are invited for interactive webcasts and online poster sessions. Details about these formats and the complete Call for Participation are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm. Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

CFP: 38th Annual LOEX Conference

CFP: 38th Annual LOEX Conference
April 29 – May 1, 2010
Dearborn, Michigan

The Michigan LOEX Committee invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at the 38th Annual LOEX Conference, April 29 – May 1, 2010 in Dearborn, Michigan. The conference theme, Bridging and Beyond: Developing Librarian Infrastructure, spans the information literacy landscape, looking for the best in library instruction.

Presenters are encouraged to develop unique and creative proposals related to the theme. Proposals should showcase effective and innovative practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types. Successful proposals reflect elements of one of seven themes:

* Structural Supports: Assessment and Evaluation focuses on the use of peer evaluation, evaluating instructional tools, assessing student needs and learning, and judging information literacy initiatives.

* Infrastructure: Designing Enhanced Learning Spaces looks at how specially designed spaces improve and/or impact information literacy or instruction initiatives.

* New Materials: Innovative Use of Instructional Technology examines ways new technology is being utilized in the classroom. This track can include looking at the building, implementation, or maintenance of technology in the classroom.

* Expansion: Utilizing Nontraditional Instruction Methods asks presenters to show the unique ways they approach information literacy. The emphasis is on creative teaching strategies, curriculum designs, and engagement exercises.

* Bridges Near and Far: Forming Innovative Collaborations showcases connections with others to further information literacy initiatives. Connections and collaboration can be of all sorts, including within the library or library system, within the campus community, or with connections located off-campus.

* Removing the Tolls: Employing Effective Leadership illustrates the different ways leadership can eliminate barriers to create an improved environment for information literacy initiatives.

* Reinforcements: Curriculum Lesson Plans “to Go“ has the presenter share a proven lesson or unit plan, including processes and materials. Session participants should be able to go back to their respective institutions and readily implement the lesson plan.


Two types of proposals will be accepted.

* Presentation: A 60-minute session that includes time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 50-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

* Interactive Workshop: A 60-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning environment in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-60 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a “hands-on” experience for attendees.

In addition, there will be Poster sessions. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about proposing poster sessions will be posted in a separate call for proposal.


Proposals must be received by November 20, 2009. Proposals only can be submitted through the online submission form. The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 15, 2010.

More information can be found at: http://www.loexconference.org/callforproposals.html

Contact for presenters: Jennifer Zimmer at sessions2010@loexconference.org
Brad Sietz
Director, LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
Bruce T. Halle Library
Eastern Michigan University
734-487-0020 x2152

CFP: Library Spaces: Building Effective and Sustainable Physical and Virtual Libraries

CFP: Library Spaces: Building Effective and Sustainable Physical and Virtual Libraries

The Rizal Library Conference Committee invites proposals for papers to the “The Fourth Rizal Library International Conference” to be held at the Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines on 25-26 October 2010.

“Library Spaces: Building Effective and Sustainable Physical and Virtual Libraries.”

The changing information landscape is influencing the physical library and changing it from a collection-based library into a learning commons or community center where people can access and share information. As information becomes more available online, the community center role of libraries will become increasingly important both in the physical and virtual spaces. Library users are now in Facebook, Multiply, Twitter and other social networking sites and the library must also join these communities to reach existing and potential library users. This conference is about building physical and virtual library spaces where people can get free information and share ideas.
The 2010 Conference Committee
Rizal Library
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108
Quezon City, Philippines
Email: conference_rizallibrary@yahoo.com
Visit the website at http://rizal.lib.admu.edu.ph/2010conf/rlcall4papers.asp

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference
February 1-3, 2010
Austin, TX


Call for Proposals

ER&L Conference Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal for the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference to be held February 1-3, 2010 with pre-conferences on January 31st. The conference location will be on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin at the AT&T Conference Center. Some sessions will also be a part of an online conference. Topics include managing, selecting, assessing and marketing e-resources as well as issues in digital rights and relationships in and out of libraries.

View Track Descriptions:

Proposal Deadline: Proposals will be evaluated as they are received, and priority may be given to those who submit early. The Proposal Deadline is October 30, 2009.

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. We will also hold a period of open voting to allow potential attendees to help shape the program. Proposals should be for original work that has not been published. We may request that some presenters combine sessions with complementary subject matter.

Compensation: Presenters receive 50% off the cost of registration. Presenters asked to participate in an ER&L Online Conference will receive free conference registration.

More info: ER&L provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services. The idea of this event is to bring together stakeholders inside and outside of the library to look at the impact the digital environment has on library collections, access to resources, and our organizations. We invite various perspectives and approaches to managing, promoting and accessing electronic resources.
We hope to foster collaborative, cross-departmental, cross-community approaches to the issues e-resources have brought to our environment.

More information about the Call for Proposals is available at:

Questions: Please direct questions about the Call for Proposals to
Elizabeth Winter (elizabeth.winter@library.gatech.edu). Please direct
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture

Facts on File, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, is seeking contributing scholars for a two-volume reference work on the history of women in America popular culture from colonial times to the present. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels.

The encyclopedia will include articles on individuals, organizations, themes, events, ideas, works of art and literature, and more. Alphabetically arranged entries cover popular-culture and women’s history subjects— film; television; music; dance; radio; comics and graphic novels; visual and performing arts; festivals; technology; cyberculture and online social networking; video games; sports and recreation; fashion and appearance; advertising; consumer products (including toys and games); buzzwords, expressions, and symbols; transportation and travel; and food and diet.

Articles will vary in length from 500-2,500 words for entries on specific topics. Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture will also include a number of ancillary features, including a detailed bibliography and filmography.

We are seeking contributors for articles. 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 a graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, professor, or independent scholar interested in contributing to this exciting and important reference project—one we hope will be the definitive reference work on women’s roles in and contributions to the popular culture—we would be happy to email you a prospectus with a full description of the project—with deadline, compensation, and other pertinent information. Please contact Editor at popcultureeditor@gmail.com. Please write “Call for Contributors” in the subject line of your email and attach your CV and a recent writing sample.

If you cannot contribute, please feel free to notify other qualified scholars of this notice.

Email: popcultureeditor@gmail.com