Monday, November 30, 2009

CFP: ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group

ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group
ALA Mid-winter, Boston, MA
Saturday 1/16/20 10:30 am-12:00 noon
HYATT--Grand Ballroom A

The ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group is looking for presenters for its session at ALA Midwinter, to be held from 10:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, January 16th. CFFIG, is interested in exploring the relationship between the catalog and external tools that feed off of the catalog. Our topic will be "Recent Trends in Catalog Architecture," and we are currently looking for presenters for this session. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes for follow-up questions. Discussion will focus on the support for multiple service layers such as: Summon, Ebscohost Integrated Search, World Cat Local, Endeca, Encore, AquaBrowser, and the local catalog. Suggestions for approaches to the presentations might include:

* Workflow: data creation, harvesting, transformation

* Synchronization: post-creation record maintenance & synchronization between data stores

* Economics: cost to benefit ratio - Can we afford to support multiple service layers?

The level of discussion will be determined by the level of interest/involvement of you, the presenter! So please indicate your interest in presenting to Richard Guajardo, Chair, CFFIG ( by December 9th.

-- Richard Guajardo
Head, Integrated Library System
University of Houston
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX 77204-2000

Call for Manuscripts for Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Manuscripts for Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed journal Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for Summer 2010 publication. Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

• cooperative purchasing and shared collections
• consortial delivery systems
• shared storage facilities
• administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia
• training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia
• use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management
• selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software
• copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve
• aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping
• interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials
• special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries
• new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization and career growth position in library organizations

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 8, 2010. For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: . Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at

Rebecca Donlan, Assistant Director, Collection Management
Florida Gulf Coast University Library

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians: Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians: Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Book publisher: Neal-Schuman

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. For more background:

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

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on how librarians are handling the recession. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, by librarians in the trenches based on experience using creativity and innovation. A sample will be supplied as to style.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One or two chapters sharing the range of your experience, 2100-2300 words total. One article 2100-2300 words; or two articles divided so they total 2100-2300 words. Chapters 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, innovative technology

The deadline for completed chapters (Call A) is January 10, 2010. Contributors will receive an agreement to sign before publication. Compensation: a complimentary book if sole author--if co-authored the complimentary book is shared; discount on additional copies

To avoid duplication, please e-mail in an attached Word File 1-3 topics each clearly proposed in separate paragraphs by December 10 along with a 80-90 word bio beginning with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, 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 completed chapter; an invitation doesn’t guarantee acceptance. Please place RECESSION/your name on the subject line to:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Call for Presentations, 2010 Evergreen International Conference

Call for Presentations, 2010 Evergreen International Conference

Be an Evergreen speaker in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2nd EvergreenInternational Conference, to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April21-23, 2010. This is your opportunity to shape Evergreen and the EvergreenCommunity by sharing your knowledge and expertise with other Evergreen users from around the globe. With the theme GRowing Evergreen, we're in
search of presentations that will resonate with the full range of Evergreen users, be they nuts-and-bolts developers or front-line staff.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2010

Submit your proposal at

Not feeling ready for prime time? Then forward this call for presentations to someone from whom you'd like to hear more and urge *them* to submit a proposal!

Marla J. Ehlers
Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Call for Submissions: Journal of Library and Information Services 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 by December 31, 2009. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at 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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Author Opportunity: Write a Technology Column for MLA (Medical Library Assn) News in 2010

Author Opportunity: Write a Technology Column for MLA (Medical Library Assn) News in 2010
Are you starting to plan your goals and activities for 2010? Include writing for the *MLA News*!
Writing provides a great opportunity to either share expertise you already have or delve into a topic you've been wanting to learn about--and earn AHIP points in the process.

Address a Technology topic that assists hospital, special, and academic medical librarians.
Columns present a brief overview of important technology concepts and issues facing professionals in 2010.
Maximum length: 700 words.

Examples of topics we're interested in for 2010 include:
Open source catalogs
SMS Text Reference
Crowd sourcing / "wisdom of crowds" (definition of concept, online examples or websites that support crowd sourcing of problems)
Pocket Virtual Worlds
Top iPhone/iTouch apps for librarians
Google apps for Health Sciences Librarians
VOIP options and applications
Online project management software - Such as Teamworkpm

Your own topic suggestions are, of course, welcome as well. Examples of past topics can be found below my signature, please be sure your suggestion is a new topic.

Please request past columns or instructions to authors from Lynne if you would like to review them before making your decision to author a column. Please include a short writing sample (or link to the sample) with your reply if you've never authored a Technology column before.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Lynne M. Fox, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
Nancy Glassman, D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New Editor in 2010)
Co-Editors, MLA News Technology and Internet Resources columns

Lynne M. Fox, AMLS, MA, AHIP, Education Librarian,
Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver
Mailing address: Mail Stop A003, 12950 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2121, 303-724-2166 (fax),,

CFP: LOEX Conference (Dearborn, Michigan)

CFP: LOEX Conference (Dearborn, Michigan)
Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2009

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 have been 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:

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

CFP: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

CFP: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
29(2). The submission deadline is December 31, 2009.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

We will also advise on prospective research projects/articles and provide you
with preliminary feedback.

Consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/ as the journal for your
publication and let us help improve your publication record and demystify the
publication process.

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, /Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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

FINAL 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 this Friday, November 13, 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

REMINDER - Call for proposals for ALCTS ERIG Midwinter

REMINDER - Call for proposals for ALCTS ERIG Midwinter

Are you an e-resource librarian, publisher or vendor who works regularly with e-resource knowledge base management and standards? Come join in an important discussion at Midwinter!*

The ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group (ERIG) is seeking proposals for participation in a panel at our 2010 Midwinter meeting in Boston on Saturday, January 16, from 10:30am-12:00pm.

The topic for the meeting will be "*In the 'Know': E-Resource Knowledge Base Management and Standards*"

Panel topics might include the following:
- Tips for efficiently maintaining your local e-resource knowledge base
- Tricks, scripts and/or programming skills which KB users have found to be particular useful for maintenance/management
- Challenges and solutions for keeping the knowledge base up-to-date (libraries and vendors)
- Wish list of functionality for the e-resource knowledge base
- *KBART* (*Knowledge Bases And Related Tools*): how will this standard help?
- Is there a better way to do this work cooperatively?

Each panelist will speak for approximately 15 minutes. There will be time for audience participation and questions following the talks.

Please e-mail proposals by November 10th to Amira Aaron, Proposals should include a title and summary of the talk, as well as the names, positions and e-mail
addresses of the presenters.

Thanks for your help.

Amira Aaron

Monday, November 09, 2009

Call for Proposals, MLA Academic Libraries 2010

Call for Proposals, MLA Academic Libraries 2010

Save the date for "Academic Libraries 2010: Explore, Discover, Connect," the Michigan Library Association's first two-day event highlighting trends and issues in academic libraries. The event will be held May 6-7, 2010, at the Hotel Baronette in Novi, Michigan. The keynote speakers are Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and author of the "Online Databases" column for Library Journal; and Lori A. Goetsch, current President of ACRL and Dean of Libraries and Professor at Kansas State University.

We invite proposals to present at "Academic Libraries 2010: Explore, Discover, Connect." The proposal application, including selection criteria and requirements, is available online at The deadline for submitting a program proposal is November 30, 2009.

This event will showcase state and national cutting-edge trends, identify Michigan's unique issues, and connect academic library staff to their peers and colleagues. The Academic Libraries 2010 Work Group seeks a variety of proposals that will address topics that reflect the range of professional responsibilities found in academic libraries and that introduce new ideas or solutions to the challenges currently facing academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges) and job responsibilities (including but not limited to librarians, staff, and administrators).

The Academic Libraries 2010 Work Group is pleased to offer this unique opportunity! We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you at the event.

To renew your individual and institutional membership visit the MLA Membership Services Center at: Click on join/renew and update your record. If you have questions, e-mail Genny Allen at:

Kathy Irwin and Julia Nims
Co-Chairs of the Academic Libraries 2010 Work Group

CFP: OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives issue on open source ILS/OPAC implementations

CFP: OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives will be publishing a special issue on open source ILS/OPAC implementations. The editor is looking for articles that articulate the planning, development, testing, systems work, marketing, etc. related to the implementation of a replacement to or alternative to a vendor ILS/OPAC. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2009. Articles would be due to the editor by April 1, 2010. Any questions can be directed to the editor. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

Contribute to Conversation - On the Challenges of Implementing Library 2.0 Services at ASIS&T Meeting

Dear Colleagues:

Please contribute to the wiki page for the "On the Challenges of Implementing Library 2.0 Services" panel at the 2009 ASIS&T annual meeting.

The panel abstract is below. Everyone is welcome to use the wiki to respond to the opening questions, describe their own experiences, and contribute to the discussion.

Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"On the Challenges of Implementing Library 2.0 Services"
ASIS&T 2009 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 3:30pm PST

Today, many libraries are at a crossroads: several of the services they have traditionally provided within their walls are increasingly made available online, often by non-library, commercial entities. For example, Web search engines provide easy access to millions of Websites, online databases provide convenient gateways to news and scholarship, and book-scanning projects make roaming the shelves seem antiquated. Meanwhile, the traditional authority and expertise enjoyed by librarians has been challenged by the emergence of peer-produced and collaborative knowledge projects, such as Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers, or Amazon’s personalized book recommendation system. Further, the professional, education, and social spheres of our lives are increasingly merging, marked by the rise of social networking services providing new interfaces for interacting with friends, the sharing of information, and professional collaboration.

Libraries face a key question in this new environment: what is the role of the library in providing access to knowledge in today’s digitally networked world? One answer has been to actively incorporate features of the online – “Web 2.0” – world into library services, thereby creating “Library 2.0.”

Library 2.0 means bringing interactive, collaborative, user-centered, and web-based technologies to library services and collections. Launching such Library 2.0 features, however, often brings unique challenges to librarians, administrators, and patrons alike. These include: technological constraints, issues of accessibility and diversity, staffing and cost, IP/copyright concerns, privacy and data retention policies, and the overall impact on the nature and culture of the library itself.

By bringing together a diverse collection of information professionals tasked with delivering Library 2.0 services, this panel discussion will outline many of the challenges of implementing Library 2.0, as well as illuminate some solutions and directions for the future. The goal of the panel is to help other information professionals navigate this uncharted terrain to foster the creation of innovative Library 2.0 services for their patrons, and reveal areas that require further attention by the profession and academia alike. This will be accomplished through guided conversation and sharing of ideas, not the traditional presentation of papers.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: User Interface Design for Virtual Environments: Challenges and Advances

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: User Interface Design for Virtual Environments: Challenges and Advances

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: December 20, 2009
User Interface Design for Virtual Environments: Challenges and Advances
A book edited by Dr. Badrul H Khan

To be published by IGI Global:

In the Information society, the advancement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has created a digital society and broadened the scope sharing innovations globally. In this globally digital society, people use electronic devices in almost anything they do in their lives: from brushing teeth to driving a car. In the fast moving digital society, people are encountering newer features associated with emerging technologies including (but not limited to): computers,
appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software applications, and websites. Advances in emerging technologies coupled with fast moving lifestyles, people are increasingly overwhelmed with various electronic devices and services. What do users of these various digital devices and services really need? They need useable and easy to adapt interfaces to
operate in these virtual environments.

Linkage between a digital society and globalization has tremendous implications on the design of user-interfaces for various virtual environments. Reflecting on the global and cross cultural nature of today�s world, the user interface design of various virtual environments should be based on the needs of a cross culturally diverse population of users around the globe. The interface design should be user centric. User interface design should strive for making the user's interaction as simple, meaningful, and efficient as possible. This book focuses on challenges that designers face in designing interfaces for users of various virtual environments.

Objective of the Book:
This book will aim to provide both a theoretical and practical knowledge base in user interface design. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of challenges associated with user interface design issues for various virtual environments for globally-dispersed users.

Target Audience:
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in various disciplines, including (but not limited to): information technology, computer science,
educational technology, e-leaning, distance education, corporate training, communication technology, medical technology, engineering, management information system, library science and other relevant fields.

Several relevant topics are listed below; however, additional topics are welcome. Please feel free to propose a topic of your choice.
� Addressing the Challenges of Inquiry-Based Learning through
Technology and Curriculum Design
� Adaptation in Automated User-Interface Design
� Challenges for End-User Development in CE devices
� Voice User Interface Design for Automated Directory Assistance
� Challenges for Design: Seeing Learners as Knowledge Workers Acting in
Physical-Virtual Environments
� Challenges in Human/Computer Interfaces: Making the Technology Serve
the User
� Challenges for Brain-Computer Interface Research for Human-Computer
Interaction Applications
� Human-Computer Interaction Research and Development Challenges
� Psychological Aspects of the Human Use of Computing
� Designing the Human Computer Interaction: Trends and Challenges
� The Challenges And Opportunities Of Human Technology
� Interfaces including flowchart, intelligent zones and sensitivity
� The Epistemology of Human Interface Design
� The Social Dimension of User Interface Design
� Challenges and solutions for user interface design on mobile devices
� Interface design challenges for Web2.0 designs
� The Impact of Design Interaction on Learner Success in Online Learning
� The Cross-Cultural Design of User Interfaces and Experiences
� Cultural Considerations in Interface Design
� Usable Accessibility: Making Web sites work well for people with
� Designing & Drawing Mobile Interactions
� Successful and available: interface design exemplars for older users
� Meta-User Interfaces for Ambient Spaces: Can Model-Driven-Engineering
� An Intelligent User Interface for Browsing and Search MPEG-7 Images
using Concept Lattices
� Creativity Support Tools: A Grand Challenge
� Constraints on their efforts for User-centered Interface Design
� Interface design issues for virtual reality (such as Second Life)

Submission Procedure:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December
20, 2009 an 8,000 to 10,000 word chapter on a topic relating to the
subject of the book. Kindly include a title and contact information for
each contributor (Name, Affiliation, and E-Mail) within the file. Each
chapter will undergo double-blind review and review results will be sent
to the authors. Chapters should adhere to the IGI Global Full Chapter
Submission Guidelines.

The Chapter Formatting Guidelines can be found here:

The Full Chapter Submission Guidelines can be found here:

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the �Information Science Reference� (formerly Idea
Group Reference), �Medical Information Science Reference,� and �IGI
Publishing� imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2011.

Important Date:
December 20, 2009: Full Chapter Submission Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:

Kindly e-mail your chapters to:

Monday, November 02, 2009

CFP: Timberline Acquisitions Institute

CFP: Timberline Acquisitions Institute

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge
May 15-18, 2010

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
* The pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, entering its tenth year at Timberline Lodge.
* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting.
* A three day conference focusing on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections.
* See The Acquisitions Institute home page at for more information.

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?
* The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. The planning committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:
* Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
* Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs
* Role of consortia in collection development
* How subject librarians use their time
* Recruiting for technical services and collection development
* Scholarly communication from the publisher perspective
* Data curation: new roles for subject and technical services specialists
* E-books, streaming audio, streaming video: content, access, cataloging
* External forces driving a library's collection management decisions
* Collection assessment: library and vendor perspectives
* Linking collections with learning outcomes
* Return on investment studies
* Acquisitions and collection development: the small library perspective

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE for submitting a proposal?
* December 30, 2009

HOW do I submit a proposal?
* Send an abstract of 200 words or less to:
Faye A. Chadwell
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Voice: (541) 737-8528
Fax (541) 737-3453

CFP: Code4Lib 2010: Prepared Talk Proposals

CFP: Code4Lib 2010: Prepared Talk Proposals

The Code4Lib 2010 conference

Code4Lib 2010 is a conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-like format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software.

The conference will be held Monday February 22nd (preconference day) - Thursday February 25th, 2010 in Asheville, NC. More information can be found at

Prepared talks

Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must focus on one or more of the following areas:

* "tools" (some cool new software, software library or integration platform)
* "specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones)
* "challenges" (one or more big problems we should collectively address)

The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:

* usefulness
* newness
* geekiness
* diversity of topics

We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk sessions should provide everyone who wishes to present with an opportunity to do so.


Proposals can be submitted through November 13. Voting will commence soon thereafter and be open through December 1st. Successful candidates will be notified by December 3rd. The submitter (and if necessary a second presenter) will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference through December 21st.

Guidelines for Proposals and Submissions

Proposal abstracts must be no longer than 500 words. Include your name and email address. All proposals should be submitted on the wiki page at

CFP: Catalog Management Interest Group (ALA Midwinter, Boston)

CFP: Catalog Management Interest Group (ALA Midwinter, Boston)

The ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Interest Group invites proposals for presentations for our meeting at Midwinter in Boston. The group will be meeting on Saturday, January 16th, from 1:30-3:30.

The charge of the Catalog Management Discussion Group is as follows: to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after the initial cataloging has been performed. In this respect, catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book or on-line. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.

Proposals are due by November 30, 2009.

For questions, contact:

Philip Young
Chair, ALCTS CCS Catalog Management Interest Group, 2010
Catalog Librarian
University Libraries at Virginia Tech
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
(540) 231-8845