Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CFP: IUG 2010 (Chicago)

CFP: IUG 2010 (Chicago)

Just a reminder about our call for program and forum proposals 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; only 17 days away!

To submit a program and/or forum proposal, go to the Conference webpage listed below. When prompted, login with your own personal MyIUG login; do not use your institutional credentials. If you don't already have one, go to
to create your account.

Important URLs for IUG 2010
IUG 2010 Conference Main Page:
IUG 2010 Suggested Topics Page:
IUG 2010 Conference Guidelines:
IUG 2010 Proposal Form:

If you would like to present a program or forum (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 and forum 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!

Best - Pat

IUG 2010 Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
IUG 2010 Program Committee Chair
Access Services Librarian
Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
Bryant University : HELIN Consortium
1150 Douglas Pike : Smithfield, RI 02917
Office/Voice 401-232-6000 x20414

CFP: IUG at ALA Midwinter (Boston, 2010)

CFP: IUG at ALA Midwinter (Boston, 2010)

Are you attending ALA Midwinter in Boston? Each year at ALA Midwinter IUG holds an afternoon meeting for IUG members. Our next meeting is January 15, 2010, 2-5pm in Boston, MA.

I am still looking for two more presenters. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to present at this meeting. We're a friendly crowd.

Would you like to do a group presentation? Or one by yourself? It can be 30 minutes or an hour. This is a great time to share something innovative you are doing with your Innovative system. Doing something new and different you would like to share? Web 2.0? Breaking out of a mold? Encore? AirPAC? Technology planning?

If you are local to the Boston area, all the better. We like to showcase local talent.

There is no cost for the meeting and you do not need to register for ALA to attend or present at our meeting.

Chair, IUG Steering Committee

Carol Gyger
Systems Administrator
Poudre River Public Library District
201 Peterson St.
Fort Collins CO 80524

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CALL FOR SPEAKERS - CUBL Breakfast @ SLA 2010 in New Orleans

CALL FOR SPEAKERS - CUBL Breakfast @ SLA 2010 in New Orleans

We are currently planning the annual College and University Business Libraries (CUBL) Section breakfast for next year's SLA Annual Conference in New Orleans and are looking for three (3) people interested in sharing their experiences or research with their colleagues. We had an
incredible turnout for our breakfast in Washington, D.C. last year and expect even more people to attend in New Orleans. Do you want to share your ideas and experiences? If so, then read on.

This year's breakfast theme will be "Advancing within the Academy: Moving on Up."

The CUBL breakfast will feature a panel discussion on advancement and promotion issues within college and university libraries, including scholarly publishing by academic librarians, tenure versus non-tenure positions and a wide range of other promotion and advancement topics.

If you are interested in speaking (15 minutes or so) on any of these topics, or if there other topics you think may be of interest to CUBL members, please let me know. You'll have to come up with your own clever presentation title, though! Please contact me no later than next
Friday, November 6, 2009 if you are interested.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Jeff Graveline
Chair, College and University Business Libraries Section

Jeffrey D. Graveline, J.D., M.L.I.S.
Reference Librarian for Business & Government Documents
Mervyn H. Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 934-6364

CFP: Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds and Environments

CFP: Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds and Environments

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 Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds and Environments. This encyclopedia will include a variety of contexts and cover anthropological, psychological, pedagogical, sociological, and so forth approaches from both empirical and theoretical works on virtual worlds and environments. It will serve as a research reference, a pedagogical/informational guide, and a primary source in the area of virtual environments.

The coverage topics include, but are NOT limited to, the following:

Conceptual and Theoretical Perspective (issues and trends of virtual environment theories; chronicle reviews; modeling, design and strategies; etc.).

Types of Virtual Worlds and Environments (Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) and/or Multiuser Virtual Environments (MUVEs); Immersive Virtual Environments (IVEs); Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MORPGs); Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and/or Massively Multiplayer Online [Games] (MMOs); Multiuser Domains (MUDs); and MUD Object Oriented (MOOs); etc.).

Platforms/Sites/Products of Virtual Worlds and Environments (Active Worlds; Barbie Girls; Club Penguin; Forterra Systems; Gaia Online; Habbo Hotel, Kaneva; Neopets; Second Life; The Sims Online; Teen Second Life; There; Whyville Zwinktopia; etc.).

Interface and Hardware Aspect (visual; tracking; auditory; primary use input (such as glove, body suit, exoskeleton, track ball, and 3-D mouse inputs, etc.); tactile; kinesthetic; full-body motion; and olfactory interface technologies; etc.).

Virtual Communities (behavioral, psychological, and cognitive issues of online users; community of practice; personal relationships; social interaction and exchange; legal and ethical considerations; etc.).

Virtual Learning Environments and Worlds (asynchronous and synchronous activities; e-learning, m-learning and e-commerce programs; fully online and blended approaches; research and practices on ANGEL Learning, Apex Learning, ATutor, Blackboard/WebCT, Claroline, CyberExtension, Desire21Learn, Dokeos, eCollege, eFront, FirstClass, Frog, Fronter, Glow Learn, ILIAS, iWebfolio, LAMS - the Learning Activity Management System, Moodle, Pass-port, Sakai, SharePointLMS, TK20, WebEx, and new features in virtual learning environments including wikis, blogs, games, RSS, 3-D virtual learning spaces, etc.).

Best Practices and Case Studies (evaluation and implementation in multidisciplinary; applications and training; personal experiences; creativity and innovation of projects; anthropological, psychological, pedagogical, sociological works on virtual worlds and environments; etc.)

Global Virtual Worlds and Environments Development and Management (model, technologies, programs, issues).

Trends of Virtual Worlds and Environments.

All Other Related Issues in Virtual Worlds and Environments.

In addition, the Possible List of Topics/Categories for the Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds and Environments is provided for consideration. For more information about the encyclopedia and the recommended topics, please visit the website at:

Should you accept this invitation, we would like to kindly ask that, on or before November 30, 2009, you submit via e-mail a 2-3 page article proposal clearly explaining the mission and concern of your proposed article. Should your proposal be accepted, you will be notified by December 31, 2009. Full articles of 1,500-3,500 words are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2010. Authors are required to follow the Full Article Submission Instructions when preparing their full articles. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this encyclopedia. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global,, publisher of the IGI Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science 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,

Dr. Harrison Yang
State University of New York at Oswego

Dr. Steve C. Yuen
The University of Southern Mississippi

Friday, October 23, 2009

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication (CCRP) Interest Group

CFP: ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication (CCRP) Interest Group

Call for Presenters
2010 ALA Annual Midwinter in Boston, MA, January 15-19, 2010

ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research (CCRP) Interest Group of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks proposals for its Research Forum at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA, January 15-19, 2010. The CCRP Interest Group welcomes submissions that address any aspects of the current issues, mechanisms for solving these issues and the significance of research findings in the broad area of information organization (e.g., cataloging and classification, metadata) especially in relation to digital environment. Proposals dealing with user-generated metadata such as social tagging are also welcome.

Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, practitioners, students and other interested individuals engaged with cataloging and classification research are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals are due on November 30, 2009. Each proposal must give the title, an abstract (up to 500 words) and the submitter's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. Proposals should include the following elements: a problem statement, a statement of significance, objectives, methods and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

From the submissions, the Committee of Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication Interest Group will select several proposals for presentation at the conference.

*DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS*: November 30, 2009

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

Dr. Jung-ran Park
Chair, ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication Interest Group
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Library Metadata,
Assistant Professor
The iSchool at Drexel
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University
Phone: 215-895-1669
Fax: 215-895-2494

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CFP: Patron-Initiated Collection Development (special issue of Collection Management)

CFP: Patron-Initiated Collection Development (special issue of Collection Management)

Call For Papers: Special Issue of Collection Management

Patron-Initiated Collection Development: Current Successes and Future Directions

To be published in v. 35, no. 3/4 of Collection Management in 2010. Seeking article proposals from colleagues at all kinds of libraries (all sizes of academic libraries, public libraries, and international libraries) about patron-initiated collection development, such as:

● interlibrary loan book purchase programs
● experiences with allowing patron use or selection to drive acquisition of electronic books
● consortial collection development plans with strong patron-driven acquisitions elements
● other innovative patron-initiated selection activities for materials in a variety of formats
● implications for the future roles of collection librarians in an environment of increased user-driven Acquisitions
● user discovery of patron-initiated collection development plans

The editors are particularly interested in proposals for articles that will that include evaluation/assessment/analysis.


The special issue editors are members of the team that published the following article:

Anderson, Kristine J., Robert S. Freeman, Jean-Pierre V. M. Herubel, Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, Judith M. Nixon, and Suzanne M. Ward. 2002. “Buy, Don’t Borrow: Bibliographers’ Analysis of
Academic Library Collection Development through Interlibrary Loan Requests.” Collection
Management, 27(3/4): 1-11.

This article analyzed six subject areas for books purchased instead of borrowed as the result of interlibrary loan requests in 2000-2001. Now that ILL book purchases have been standard procedure at the Purdue University Libraries for ten years, the authors and their colleagues will
analyze this decade’s worth of information to explore the following topics in a series of four articles:

● Revisit the initial study by comparing earlier findings with more recent data
● Analyze the ILL book purchase program in relation to scientific/technical/medical (STM) titles ● Conduct in-depth statistical analysis across a decade of data, looking at issues such as patron status, subject areas as indicated by call number, subsequent circulation, comparison with similar subject area books acquired through traditional means, etc.
● Position paper on new roles for collection librarians. As user-initiated collection development frees time and effort from traditional collection duties and responsibilities, how will academic librarians develop and nurture emerging objectives and prerogatives, e.g. teaching, research?

The accepted articles from colleagues at other institutions will complement the four listed above.

November 13, 2009: Submit an abstract (maximum of one page) with the title and your proposed article idea. Your full contact information may appear on a separate page, but please include your name, institution, and email address on the abstract page.

December 4, 2009: The editors will notify authors whether their proposals have been accepted.

February 28, 2010: Submit completed article (10-25 double spaced pages).

Please submit abstracts and address correspondence to Judy Nixon ( with this subject line: CM article proposal.

CFP: ACRL Programs for 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

CFP: ACRL Programs for 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

ACRL invites its committees, sections, and individual members to consider submitting a program proposal for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

There will be a virtual meeting on December 8, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. CST for ACRL units and members interested in submitting a proposal for a 2011 ALA Annual Conference Program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips. Please note that the Annual Conference program planning process spans twenty months, until Annual 2011.

2011 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposal forms will be due May 3, 2010. The ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee will review and select 2011 Annual Conference programs, and notifications will be issued before the 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are online at

Interested in participating in the virtual meeting on December 8? Please email Megan Griffin at Once log-in instructions are available, you will be notified. These instructions will also be posted in ALA Connect, on the main ACRL page.

If you have any questions about the 2011 program process, please contact Megan Griffin at

CFP: NASIG 25th Annual Conference

CFP: NASIG 25th Annual Conference
An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25
June 3-6, 2010
Palm Springs, California

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) 2010 Program Planning Committee (PPC) extends a second call for proposals and/or program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions. We welcome all proposals related to serials and electronic resources, and we are particularly interested in the following topics in order to provide a diverse conference program:
* Changes in the cataloging environment, particularly Resource Description and Access (RDA)
* Future directions for binding and other print-centered processes
* On-demand and patron-driven purchasing
* Programs reporting the findings of descriptive or experimental research on serials-related topics

The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content and timeliness, and reserves the right to combine or refocus proposals to maximize their relevance and to avoid duplication.

This Call for Proposals will close on November 6, 2009. PPC hopes to notify proposers in December 2009. Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Morag Boyd and Anne Mitchell

For additional details and to suggest a proposal or idea,
please complete the online form at:

CFP: ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Interest Group

CFP: ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Interest Group

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group (CRS C&RL IG) requests presentation proposals for our Midwinter Meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

- Pay per view pricing for journal articles
- Withdrawing print when libraries also have online access
- Regrouping after serials cancellations: have / how have your workflows changed?
- RDA and FRBR, as they pertain to serials
- MARC Format for Holdings Data
- KBART and knowledge base management
- Next generation OPACs and serial displays
- Other topics?

Each presentation should be approximately 20 minutes. There will be time for discussion.

Please e-mail proposals by to Beth Bernhardt,

Please include in your proposal:

- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

Many thanks. We hope to see you in Boston!


Beth Bernhardt, Co-chair, ALCTS C&RL IG
Electronic Resources Librarian, Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Rebecca Kemp, Co-chair, ALCTS C&RL IG
Serials Coordinator Librarian, Randall Library
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Call for panelists - The Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) of LLAMA

Call for panelists - The Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) of LLAMA

The Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (MAES) of LLAMA is planning to host a panel program for ALA 2010 Conference in Washington DC, which will showcase how different libraries have used data to challenge library assumptions and long-held beliefs.

The program title is "Myth Busting: Using Data to Challenge Your Assumptions."

We want to include all types of libraries.

If you will be at ALA in 2010 and are interested in being on our program panel, please email Jan Sung ( or Scott Britton ( with a brief description of the data you have and how you found it "myth busting".

Monday, October 19, 2009

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Fall 2009***
Nominations: October 31
Submissions: November 14

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Ken Burhanna at and Carol Spector at

Call for Presentations - 16th Reference Research Forum, 2010

Call for Presentations - 16th Reference Research Forum, 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 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

Friday, October 16, 2009

Call for Contributors: Beyond Austerity; Facing Recession, Massive Reductions in Funding and Personnel-Librarians Plan for Fiscal Survival

Call for Contributors: Beyond Austerity; Facing Recession, Massive Reductions in Funding and Personnel-Librarians Plan for Fiscal Survival

Beyond Austerity; Facing Recession, Massive Reductions in Funding and Personnel-Librarians Plan for Fiscal Survival

Publisher: major, long established, in the library field

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010; Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010; Thinking Outside the Book, McFarland 2008. Some others are Peter Lang, Libraries Unlimited, Linworth, Scarecrow

Foreword: Dr. Ann Riedling, Associate Professor, University of South Florida; An Educator’s Guide to Information Literacy, Libraries Unlimited, 2007; Writing and Publishing: Contributor, The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association, 2010. A two-time Fulbright Scholar included in Contemporary Authors

Afterword: Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin, Past President of the American Library Association, Director/ Founder, If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything Reading Club.
Contributor, Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

Articles sought by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on how librarians are handling the recession. Concise, how-to articles using bullets, headings, by librarians in the trenches using creativity and innovation

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One article sharing the range of your experience, 2100-2300 words total. If you must use citations, use MLA style faithfully. Articles welcomed by one librarian, or co-authored by two

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, grant writing, community donations, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the media, legislative participation, workshops for job hunters

The deadline for completed articles (Call #1) is November 30, 2009. Contributors will receive an agreement to sign before publication. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies

To avoid duplication, please e-mail three topics each clearly proposed with three separate short paragraphs by October 31 along with a 75-85 word bio beginning with: your name, library of employment, employment title, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need to send a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which one (if any) of your topics will work, inviting you to e-mail your article; an invitation doesn’t guarantee acceptance. Please place AUSTERITY/your name on the subject line to:

CFP: International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)

CFP: International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)

Shaping the Information Paradigm
New Delhi * 23 – 26 February 2010

Venue: *Conference at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi • 24–26 February 2010
*Tutorial at IGNOU, Convention Centre, New Delhi • 23 February 2010

Continuous capacity development and awareness programmes are necessary to
achieve the objective of transforming the novice into digital librarians of
future. The success of ICDL 2004 and ICDL 2006 has encouraged and motivated
TERI in partnership with IGNOU to conduct of the ICDL 2010 which will
provide yet another stimulating forum for DL professionals to share their
knowledge, experience and wisdom.

Awards will be conferred for the "Best Paper" and "Best Poster"


· Provide a platform and enable interaction among DL experts and researchers
· Facilitate creation adoption, implementation and utilization of DL‘s, and their future implications
· Bridging the digital divide through knowledge sharing

Who should participate?

· Information professionals
· IT and knowledge service providers
· Policy makers
· Academicians, students and distance learner
· E-publishers and virtual communities
· Other stake-holders

Call for papers

Original papers focusing on the theme of the conference—Digital Libraries: Shaping the Information Paradigm are invited for the conference poster and tutorial. Some of the topics are listed below:

· DL development, architecture, and management
· Contents management in DL
· Multi-linguality and interoperability issues
· Digital rights management
· Digital preservation and access management
· Semantic web
· KM (knowledge management) and organizational repositories
· E-learning and e-publishing
· DL standards and policy
· Open archives initiatives
· ODOL (Open distance online learning)
· Multimedia content
· Virtual support to distance learners
· E-resources management for distance learners
· Access management
· M-learning technology

Important dates

Submission of full papers 30 October 2009
Notification of acceptance of paper with comments 30 November 2009
Submission of the final paper after incorporating comments 30 December 2009

Contact: ICDL Secretariat, TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute),
Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
– 110003, India,
Telephone 24682138, 24682100, 41504900, Fax 24682144,

Samuel Lazerow Fellowship For Research in Collections and Technical Services in Academic and Research Libraries

Samuel Lazerow Fellowship For Research in Collections and Technical Services in Academic and Research Libraries

This award fosters advances in collections or technical services by providing fellowships to librarians for travel or writing in those fields. Research projects in the compilation of bibliographies will not be supported by this fellowship.

$1,000 cash and a citation donated by the Thomson Reuters.

*Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2009*

The proposals will be judged with an emphasis on the following:

* Potential significance of the project to acquisitions or technical
services work
* Originality and creativity
* Clarity and completeness of the proposal
* Evidence of an interest in scholarship (previous publication record)

Applicants should submit a brief proposal (no more than five pages), double-spaced, which includes the following:

* Description of research, travel, or writing project
* Schedule for project
* Estimate of expenses (e.g., travel, faxing, data analysis,
computer time, photocopying, typing)
* An up-to-date curriculum vitae should accompany proposal

Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit a 6-10 page report of the results of their research to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) within two months of the project's completion. A 500-word summary for possible publication in /C&RL News/ is also due at that time.


Electronic submissions are required. E-mail the application to Megan Griffin at
. If sending multiple files,each file name must contain the applicant's name. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Information & Assistance

If you have questions or need help in compiling an application, please contact the award committee chair, Brad Eden at
, or Megan Griffin at

CFP: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

CFP: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) is now accepting proposals for their 2010 Conference in San Diego, CA (March 29 – April 2). You may submit proposals for: full papers, brief papers, panels, roundtables, and posters. I am currently serving as Chair of the Information Literacy Special Interest Group and strongly encourage EBSS members to submit a proposal. This is a wonderful group that is extremely outgoing and friendly. There are multiple categories that you may submit proposals under, not just information literacy. For full details visit , or feel free to contact me directly with questions. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday Oct. 21.
Take care and hope to see you in San Diego,
Vanessa Earp
Education Librarian
Kent State University

Travel Grant: John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture

The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, part of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, announces the availability of travel grants for research travel to our collections.

The John Hope Franklin Research Center seeks to collect, preserve, and promote the use of printed and manuscript materials bearing on the history of Africa and people of African descent.

Our travel grants are for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars conducting research using collections held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center. Grant money may be used for travel, photocopying, and living expenses while pursuing research at the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library. Applicants must live outside of a 50-mile radius from Durham, NC. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.

The deadline for application is January 29, 2010. Recipients will be announced in March 2010. For more information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit:

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Franklin Center’s research services intern before submitting:
David McIvor

Thursday, October 01, 2009

CFP: 5th International Conference on Civic Education Proposal

CFP: 5th International Conference on Civic Education Proposal

Deadline: 10/15/2009
December 6-8, 2009 · Gaylord Opryland Resort · Nashville, Tennessee
Submit proposal to present a research paper;
Offer to be Chair or Discussant for Panel;
Submit a Workshop Proposal;
About the Conference. For a country to flourish and grow, and for a democracy to sustain liberty and justice, the next generation of citizens must acquire the civic skills, abilities and commitments to govern. This interdisciplinary conference draws together researchers and practitioners, including: K-12 educators and counselors, University faculty and researchers, program coordinators, school and university administrators. This includes work on: service-learning, character education, democratic education, violence / substance abuse prevention. The conference will have research panels comprised of research papers with panel chairs and discussants, as well as workshops for practitioners. Submit a proposal Please forward this Call for Proposals to colleagues who may be interested.

Previous speakers include: Peter Levine, CIRCLE; Richard Niemi, University of Rochester; Carolyn Pereira, Constitutional Rights Foundation; Trey Grayson, Kentucky Secretary of State. Go here for more information.

Gaylord Opryland Resort. The Gaylord Resort is located on the banks of the Cumberland River, just minutes from Nashville International Airport. The Gaylord offers more than any other Nashville hotel, with nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat. Within this lush landscape, you'll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and, for late-night fun, Fuse Nightclub. Every room features high-speed wireless Internet. Go here for travel information.
Conference Registration. Conference registration includes two breakfasts, two lunches and one reception. Conference registration is lower if you stay in the conference hotel. See the Conference Registration form for prices, which start at $275 for students and $350 for faculty/professionals. Prices are higher if you register late or stay outside of the conference hotel. All attendees and presenters are expected to register. Centre for Policy and Practice, P.O. Box 3008, Bloomington, IN 47402.
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