Monday, September 27, 2010

CFP: The 3 T’s: Exploring New Frontiers in Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy

CFP: The 3 T’s: Exploring New Frontiers in Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy


Are you interested in teaching, technology and transliteracy?
Do you use your students' fluency across media, modes, and disciplines to their and your advantage?
Are you using technology to extend learning in the classroom (physical or virtual)?
Are you experienced in successfully blending technology into your teaching?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, the conference planning committee for The 3 T’s: Exploring New Frontiers in Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy wants YOU to consider submitting a proposal.

Co-sponsored by SUNY FACT2 and the SUNY Librarians Association Working Group for Information Literacy (SUNYLA WGIL), The 3 T’s: Exploring New Frontiers in Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy is a one-day conference focused on placing pedagogical theory at the foundation of seamless, engaging and productive teaching practice when infusing various technologies into the classroom experience. Educators, Faculty, Instructional Designers, and Librarians hailing from K-12 and higher education institutions will gather in Johnstown, NY at Fulton-Montgomery Community College on March 25, 2011 to share their successes, challenges and overall understanding of the theory to practice connection.

Don’t miss out on your chance to spotlight your classroom ingenuity and achievements!

Proposals should address the following questions:
• How have you drawn upon student transliteracy to support learning?
• How have underlying principles and theories guided your inclusion of a specific technology or technologies in the classroom?
• How did teaching and technology work collaboratively to improve both technological literacy and learning?

As proposals undergo a peer-reviewed process, emphasis on the following are highly encouraged:
• Connecting theory to practice as discussed and modeled through your presentation delivery
• Collaborative projects/lesson plans that could include (but are not limited to) cross-disciplinary teaching, faculty/librarian partnerships, K-12/college experiences

Proposals can include any meaningful integration of technology and teaching used to support the growing number of literacies students need for learning and succeeding in today's information-rich academic and professional worlds. Possible tracks and technologies might include:

• Information literacy
• Visual literacy
• Digital literacy
• Media literacy
• Cultural literacy
• Critical literacy

• Open Source Technologies
• Web 2.0 Technology
• Social Networking (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Ning)
• Mobile Technology (Mobile apps, texting)
• Classroom Technologies (Smartboards)
• Collaborative Technology (Wikis)
• Multimedia (Podcasts, Vcasts)

Conference sessions will consist of 30 minutes speaking/workshop time with 15 minutes allocated for Q&A.

The deadline for proposals is October 29, 2010.

Presenters will be notified by November 15, 2010 if their proposal has been accepted.

Presenters will receive free registration for the conference and will have the opportunity to publish their work in the conference’s online proceedings.

For further questions, contact:

Kim Davies-Hoffman
Reference/Instruction Librarian
SUNY Geneseo
(585) 245-5046

CFP: 2011 Information Fluency Conference

CFP: 2011 Information Fluency Conference

The 2011 Information Fluency Conference committee invites you to submit proposals for the upcoming
conference to be held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, March 9-11, 2011.

This years theme is "Information R/evolution".

Proposals should address one or more of the various aspects of Information Fluency. Presentation
proposals will be peer-reviewed and may be published in the conference proceedings.

Submit your Proposal Online at

Proposals must be submitted by December 9, 2010.


Possible topics for presentations include:

* What critical thinking skills are necessary to use the information technologies wisely?
* Effectively developing IF skills in students
* IF across the disciplines
* Intellectual property & plagiarism in the digital age
* Defining Information Fluency in a digital age
* Assessment of IF initiatives & Retention of IF Skills
* Academic Discernment on the Internet
* Legal Issues in the Digital Age
* Writing and Research Assignments in Large Classes
* Librarian as Teacher
* What Makes a Graduate Information Fluent?
* Assessing Student Learning Outcomes and IF Instruction
* Evidence Based Practice and Information Fluency
* Using Interactive Technology in IF
* Engaging the Undergraduate Audience in IF
* Engaging the Graduate Student in IF

For complete details on online submission of proposals, visit our Website at

Brought to you by the University of Central Florida

Friday, September 24, 2010

Call for Submissions for a special issue of Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning (Online Instruction)

Call for Submissions for a special issue of Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning (Online Instruction)

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. 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.

For this special issue of the journal, we are seeking submissions of manuscripts on trends in online instruction.

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Guest Editor, Bill Denny at by February 4, 2011. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year. The deadline mentioned above is the date we need your manuscript for possible inclusion in our next published issue. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly.

Center for the Study of Information and Religion Call for Papers

Center for the Study of Information and Religion Call for Papers

The Center for the Study of Information and Religion in Kent State's School of Library and Information Science welcomes abstracts for consideration for its first annual Conference on Information and Religion, scheduled for May 20, 2011, at Kent State University. The conference theme is Research Frontiers in the Study of Information and Religion. Dr. Brenda Dervin, Professor of Communication and Joan N. Huber Fellow in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Ohio State University, will present the keynote address on "Spiritual Knowledge."


Sixteenth- through eighteenth-century definitions of “information,” as found in the Oxford English Dictionary, spoke of “the shaping of the mind or character; communication of instructive knowledge” and linked such shaping to information about the conduct of life and the way to God and a reclaiming of oneself. These early definitions brought together the concepts of information and religion.

Various disciplines have studied religion. At the Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR), an interdisciplinary approach is being used to facilitate research that is focused on the various institutions and agents of religion and their effect on social knowledge through the use, dissemination, and diffusion of information. The goals of the CSIR are (1) to investigate the importance of information in the religious world; (2) to understand the relationship between the information-seeking behavior of clergy and the body of knowledge that exists to serve their information needs; and (3) to advance our understanding of the role of information in religious practice.

CSIR will host the First Annual Conference on Information and Religion in May 2011. This call for papers seeks original contributions in all areas related to information and religion. The conference theme invites participants to share their work in a variety of areas that might be called “frontiers,” where scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information. Topics that might be addressed include but are not limited to the following:

1. The information-seeking behavior of clergy;
2. The role of the sermon as an influential communication medium in society;
3. The utilization of multimedia in sermon delivery;
4. Information in its application to local congregations as communities of practice;
5. Faith and many types of intelligence (e.g., emotional intelligence);
6. Information, entropy (understood as the rate of transfer of a message), and belief;
7. Case studies of pastors, priests, rabbis, imans, and other religious leaders to explore the role of information in the sermon preparation task;
8. Longitudinal study of religious leaders engaged in congregational ministries to study changes in the sermon preparation task over the course of their careers, the role of information in the development of new congregations or the growth of established ones;
9. Intersections of interests in the study of information and religion, where different disciplines might find it worthwhile to collaborate in research.

Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers should not have been previously published. There are no restrictions on research methodology.

Instructions for Submitting Refereed Paper Extended Abstracts:

* The abstract should be no longer than 250 words (including research question, methods, results).
* Include the title of the paper, names, affiliations, and contact information of the authors (with one author to be designated as the contact for the paper).
* Submit abstracts in PDF or WORD format by Dec. 31, 2010, to Dr. Rosemary DuMont (see link above).

* Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2011

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference are eligible for consideration for the ARIR (Annual Review of Information & Religion). Details regarding submission of full papers will be given to those whose abstracts are accepted for conference presentation.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association on Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association on Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

Using technology to improve access to information has long been integral to medical and health sciences libraries. However, today’s environment of rapidly changing software and hardware, social networking tools, and increasingly tiny and mobile devices presents special challenges for health sciences libraries. To help readers to better understand and manage this environment, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is planning to devote an upcoming issue to papers that help in understanding how health sciences libraries can use technologies to improve delivery of, and access to, medical and health sciences information.

JMLA particularly welcomes submission of case studies that describe how a particular institution used technology to solve a common problem confronting our libraries, as well as research papers that use quantitative or qualitative methodologies to evaluate the use of technology in health sciences libraries, and state-of-the-art reviews that look at some aspect of this issue. Papers should follow the guidelines on JMLA’s Information for Authors website at ln addition to describing the application used, case studies should include a discussion of alternatives considered, data that supports an evaluation of the projects’ success in meeting stated goals, and a section on “lessons learned” that will aid other libraries who may be considering a similar application.

To appear in this issue, scheduled for January 2012, papers should be received no later than May 10, 2011. If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact Susan Starr, Editor, JMLA at

Lisa Ennis, MS, MA
Systems Librarian / School of Nursing Co-Liaison
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(v)205.934.6322 (f)205.934.3545

MW2011 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2010

MW2011 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2010

Museums and the Web 2011: the international conference for culture and heritage online
April 6-9, 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museums and the Web explores the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage online. Taking an international perspective, MW reviews and analyzes the impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Our community has been meeting since 1997, imagining, tracking, analyzing, and influencing the role museums play on the Web - wherever the network may take us.


The MW program is built from the ground up. Proposals are invited from professionals and researchers in all areas actively exploring the creation, online presentation and use of cultural, scientific and heritage content, and its re-use and evaluation. There are no pre-defined themes -- just a strong interest in the best work out there!

The bibliography of past MW papers (all online since 1997) can be searched at

All full texts are freely available online.


Online proposal submission is required. Use the form linked from

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be successful.

Proposals are peer-reviewed individually by an International Program Committee. Note that proposals for full sessions are rarely accepted.

Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. The committee may choose to accept some papers and not others.


MW sessions vary in format - from formal Papers to informal Birds of a Feather lunches, and from structured Professional Forums to timely Unconference Sessions. Find the best format for your idea, by reviewing the session formats at


Proposals due September 30, 2010 - for papers, mini-workshops + professional forums (written paper
required by Jan. 31, 2011)

Proposals due December 31, 2010 - for demonstrations (written paper optional)


The Museums and the Web program is built from the ground up, from your 
proposals. Add your ideas to the on-line discussion at


Review the MW2011 Call for Participation on-line at

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, 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 October 29, 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year. The deadline mentioned above is the date we need your manuscript for possible inclusion in our next published issue. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Call for presenters: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation"

Call for presenters: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation"

We seek presenters to tell their stories at the 2nd "Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians" sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We will explore the paths by which librarians have developed and marketed their entrepreneurial products and services. Our keynote speakers will be Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services and Tim Spalding of LibraryThing. See the conference website ( for more information.
This conference will provide a forum to:

• Share and celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals
• Inspire each other to innovate
• Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices

Conference dates and location:
March 10 and 11, 2011 on the campus of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Proposal Highlights:
We seek presentations from librarians and information professionals about projects that have become commercial successes or have transformed library services. The successful presentation could include:

• An innovative approach that filled an unmet need or extended the scope of services or resources
• A description of how a creative solution was designed and implemented
• A discussion of lessons learned and what could have been done differently
• A description of the keys to a successful project
• A tone that inspires entrepreneurship, no matter how small the project

Presentations may be made in one of two formats:

• One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A. These may be panels or single presenters. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.
• Five minute "lightening rounds" with time for Q&A after all have presented. Only a microphone will be provided so be prepared without visual aids! Proposals should include a description of 25-50 words.

Submission Deadline:
Proposals will be accepted until October 1, 2010 at:

For more information, contact:

Kimberly Lutz


Mary Scanlon

CFP: RDA @ Your Library: An Amigos Online Event

CFP: RDA @ Your Library: An Amigos Online Event
When: 9:00am- 4:00pm, Friday, February 4, 2011
Where: Amigos Online Classroom

Do you have something to say about RDA? Amigos Library Services presents RDA @ Your Library, an online conference scheduled for February 4, 2011.  We are accepting proposals for speakers, Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM central standard time on
September 30, 2010.

RDA @ Your Library

Resource Description and Access (RDA) was released June 23, 2010. It was designed to replace the existing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition (AACR2). Prior to implantation, the USA National Libraries (Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, and the National Agriculture Library) are testing RDA to assure the operational, technical, and economic feasibility of RDA. See more on the testing
process and partnerships on the Library of Congress website

The Amigos Library Services online RDA @ Your Library conference will cover a variety of topics to ensure a balanced conference. Topics include RDA background/overview (FRBR and FRAD concepts), AACR2 to RDA, RDA as Data (including a background on the concept of changes needed to
library metadata) as well as why RDA might not be the right choice for libraries. Confirmed speakers include Barbara Tillett, Michael Gorman, Diane Hillmann, Karen Coyle, John Attig, Robert Maxwell, J. McRee Elrod, James Weinheimer.

Additionally, various Integrated Library Systems vendors will present on their intentions towards RDA (representatives from III, VTLS and Equinox are confirmed). Troy Linker with ALA Publishing will present on AACR2 to RDA from the co-publishers perspective. Linda Gabel with OCLC will discuss OCLC Contract Cataloging Department's experiences as one of the test sites and how OCLC itself is dealing with RDA.

RDA @ Your Library will provide both basic and advanced information. Amigos Library Services is looking for your point of view of RDA for your library.


Please submit your proposal using our online webform found

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM central standard time, September
30, 2010

Each session will be 45 minutes in length.

Possible topics:

How to incorporate RDA in your library or how to remain an AACR2 library
What your library will do if the standard is accepted by Library of Congress
Print or online? Where do you get RDA?
What your library plans to do in your library ILS to accommodate AACR2 and RDA

If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry -- we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from catalogers, metadata specialists, and all interested or involved in RDA in academic, public, school, and special libraries.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CFP: Inagural Issue of Modern Librarian (open-access journal)

CFP: Inagural Issue of Modern Librarian (open-access journal)

Modern Librarian is currently accepting manuscripts for its inaugural issue. The journal's mission is to advance the the profession of librarianship and those who practice it, as well as to examine those questions and challenges faced by the institutions and practitioners of library science. We are dedicated to encouraging and publishing scholarship that is focused on the challenges of librarianship. We particularly encourage work that is grounded in empirical research, but other forms of scholarship are also welcome.

Interested parties should see the journal's submission information page (at for more information.

H. Phillips
Editor in Chief
Visit the website at

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Call for Reviewers of Digital Collections and Microform Collections for the journal Microform & Imaging Review

Call for Reviewers of Digital Collections and Microform Collections for the journal Microform & Imaging Review

Please contact the editor ( if you are interested in reviewing any of the following titles:

Adam Matthew Digital:
1. Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
2. Jewish Life in America

Alexander Street Press
1. Drama and Dance Collections
2. Ethnographic Video Online
3. Underground and Independent Comics

1. Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
2. ATLA Historical Monographs Collection (EBSCO)

1. British Literary Manuscripts Online
2. The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926

Freely Available:
1. Europeana:
2. EVIA Digital Archive (Ethnographic Video)

Other Digital collections?

Individuals can also review microfilm/microfiche collections that have been published in the last five years. Let me know if you are interested in reviewing specific titles.

Thank you.
Ken Middleton
Editor, Microform & Imaging Review
Box 013, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State Univ.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 904-8524

SciTech News Call for Articles

SciTech News Call for Articles

SciTech News is looking for a few good authors!

If you have a research project, a new service in your library, a new instructional method, or other information you’d like to share with your colleagues, please consider writing for SciTech News. In addition to the regular articles, we now have a refereed section. Colleagues will review your article and provide feedback. Accepted articles will be published in the new electronic SciTech News. This is an excellent venue to get your research and ideas out to a group of interested readers and get that important refereed article for your dossier or annual review. For additional information, contact Editor James Manasco
( or Review Board Chair Bonnie Osif ( Articles for the refereed section may be submitted to the Review Board Chair at

CFP: Books in Browsers (Internet Arcive Meeting, October, 2010)

CFP: Books in Browsers (Internet Arcive Meeting, October, 2010)

The Internet Archive is planning a meeting in San Francisco on Thu. Oct 21 - Fri. Oct 22 tentatively titled "Books in Browsers".

The meeting will cover achievements in moving books to the web, including developments in OPDS Catalogs, vending and lending, and the design and effective deployment of ebooks and reading experiences for web environments. The portability of books and bookshelves, reader application interoperability, storage and transmission security (including encryption and caching), the legal and user consequences of book licensing vs purchase, and ramifications for user privacy and data protection are viable angles.

Currently, I anticipate that we will build a technical track, and an uber issues track, with cojoined sessions among topics that are conceptually early or rapidly evolving.

The meeting has the support of O'Reilly Media; additional sponsors may be named.

The program committee includes individuals experienced in the gamut of these issues. We are honored to have the engagement of the following (in random order):

Hugh McGuire / Bookoven
Keith Fahlgren / Ibis Reader
Pam Samuelson / UC Berkeley (BCLT)
Tom Garnett / Smithsonian Institution (BHL)
Mary Lou Jepson / Pixel Qi
Hadrien Gardeur / Feedbooks
Kat Meyer / O'Reilly Media
Daihei Shiohama / Voyager Japan

I am interested in both specific proposals and general interest in attendance, which may be restricted for space. The meeting will be held in San Francisco at the Internet Archive offices.

Please write to me with proposals.

Thanks -
Peter Brantley naypinya@GMAIL.COM

CFP: Layers of Reality: Extending Library Services and Resources through QR Codes and Augmented Reality (ALA Annual)

CFP: Layers of Reality: Extending Library Services and Resources through QR Codes and Augmented Reality (ALA Annual)

Has your library used QR Codes, or other Augmented reality (AR) tools in exciting and innovative ways? Are you looking for an opportunity to present at ALA?

The RUSA MARS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group seeks panelists for its upcoming program at ALA Midwinter 2010: “Layers of Reality: Extending Library Services and Resources through
QR Codes and Augmented Reality.” With simple and often free technologies, QR codes may be created and added to posters, signage, and other promotional literature. These embedded codes, which often appear to be barcodes (or oddly shaped icons), may be processed by camera phones and PDAs to direct the user to online information. Augmented reality takes existing visual or video information and adds additional layers of computer graphics, pattern recognition, and other visual effects.

We’re looking for presenters who have used these new and emerging tools to bridge the gap between the print and digital environments, as well as any operational or purely functional applications. The discussion could also be expanded to look at the use of these technologies for marketing and outreach programs. Our session will focus on presenting these tools, their present and future applications, and discussing their possible uses for improving reference service. Presentations are informal and are intended to jumpstart discussion
among the attendees. The discussion will be held Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at the ALA Midwinter conference in San Diego, CA. If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please contact Matt Torrence
( with a short (<400 words) summary or proposal by November 15th, 2010. We’re flexible on the final number for our panel, but expect 3-4 speakers with 15-20 minutes each.

Monday, September 13, 2010

CFP: Journal of Map & Geography Libraries

CFP: Journal of Map & Geography Libraries


The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries is dedicated to gathering and sharing information regarding geospatial information in any format as it pertains to its collection, preservation, collocation, distribution and use. We are pleased to announce that in 2011, the journal is expanding to three issues per volume.

We welcome papers from librarians, cartographers, historians, geographers, or anyone who has a role in the lifespan of geospatial information (maps, atlases, globes, GIS, datasets, geospatial standards, cataloging/metadata, etc.). The content broadly addresses the role of libraries, however, related topics associated geospatial information are also appropriate.

As stated in our "Aims and Scope" > "The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries is where you'll find the most up-to-date international research and information on the production, procurement, processing, and utilization of geographic and cartographic materials and information. In this peer-reviewed forum---enhanced with full color illustrations---professors, researchers, and practicing librarians with a passion for geography and cartographic materials share their findings and experiences with their colleagues around the world."

All manuscripts are put through a rigorous double-blind review by a prestigious international review board. Once published, papers are widely available through Taylor & Francis' informaworld database and
other outlets.

We look forward to receiving inquiries and submissions from around the globe!

Paige Andrew and Kathy Weimer
Co-editors, /Journal of Map & Geography Libraries/

CFP: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CFP: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults


The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is an online open-access, peer-reviewed journal launching this November. The purpose of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults.

Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults invites manuscripts based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework, or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation. Case studies and works of literary analysis are also welcome. The journal recognizes the contributions other disciplines make to expanding and enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services and encourages submissions from researchers, students and practitioners in all fields.

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults uses the Chicago Manual of style endnotes. For complete author guidelines including examples citations, please visit the author guidelines. While submissions average 4,000 to 7,000 words, manuscripts of all lengths will be considered. Full color images, photos, and other media are all accepted.


Please contact editor Jessica Moyer at or to discuss submissions and/or author guidelines. All completed manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to Jessica Moyer at or Please attach each figure or graphic as a separate file.

The first issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults will be available online at in November 2010 and will feature the papers that will be presented at the 2010 YALSA Symposium on Young Adult Literature. Manuscripts are currently being accepted for the Winter 2011 and Spring 2011 issues.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

CFP: Business Information Literacy & Instruction

CFP: Business Information Literacy & Instruction


Business Information Literacy & Instruction

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, a Routledge peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing information literacy within business contexts.

Article submissions should focus on information literacy - the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, select, and use information - in a business context, including academic, public, and special libraries, other information organizations, and everyday life information seeking. Proposals should be research oriented, and could include empirical research, historical or philosophical analysis, or rigorous case-study research.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Information literacy in business-related, everyday life contexts (i.e. financial literacy, investment-related information seeking, consumerism)
* Information literacy and instruction in academic, public or special library environments
* Information literacy for the work-place
* Information literacy for entrepreneurship
* Information literacy for special professions in business (i.e. accountants, marketing professionals, financial counselors)

Proposals of 500 words or less will go through a double-blind peer review process, and should be submitted to the editor, Lisa G. O'Connor, at, no later than October 18th, 2010.

Completed manuscripts should be between 5,000-8,000 words and will also go through a double-blind peer review process. Authors will be notified of accepted proposals in early December, 2010, with manuscripts due no later than May 1, 2011.

For a complete version of this CFP visit

CFP: Second Annual Collections Research Forum Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development

CFP: Second Annual Collections Research Forum Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development
ALA Annual 2011

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management & Development Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Second Annual Collections Research Forum, "Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development," at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of
libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 25-30 minute
presentation, with a 10-15 minute open discussion following each presentation. Criteria for selection are:
Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices
Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studiesQuality and creativity of the methodology

Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to November 5, 2010, will not be accepted.

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

The title of your project
A clear statement of the research problem
A description of the research methodology used
Results of the project, if any
The deadline for proposals is November 5, 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be made by December 1, 2010.

Please send submissions to:
Stephen H. Dew
Chair, CMDS Publications Committee
TEL: 336-334-4300
FAX: 336-334-5399

CFP: Distance Education (Academic Exchange Quaterly)

CFP: Distance Education (Academic Exchange Quaterly)

Journal Articles are needed for Academic Exchange Quarterly: Distance Education for Spring 2011
Featured Editors: Alys Jordan and Matt Buckley

Manuscripts that address the following questions are sought.

1. What are the best methods to help faculty to successfully teach in this environment?
2. What are the most effective teaching practices, methods, and strategies for this environment?
3. What instructional design processes and techniques are the most successful in developing high quality Web-based distance education courses?
4. How do we support students in this environment to ensure their success?
5. What are the most innovative uses of technology to deliver courses in this environment?

Who May Submit:
Ideal contributors will be those who teach Web-based distance education courses or who are responsible for various elements of these courses. This can include faculty, librarians, administrators, instructional designers, graduate students, and various other academic personnel. Please identify your submission with keyword in the subject heading of your email: DISTANCE-4

Manuscript format and guidelines are available here:

Submit Manuscript to and in the subject heading indicate: DISTANCE-4

If you have additional questions contact: Alys Jordan
( or Matt Buckley (

CFP: School Libraries Worldwide

CFP: School Libraries Worldwide

School Libraries as Place, School Libraries as Space
January 2011 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Editors: Nancy Everhart and Marcia Mardis

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). It is published twice yearly, in January and July and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship in school librarianship. Each issue contains exceptional papers relating to the issue theme and a selection of papers representing outstanding research on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will explore the theme School Libraries as Place, School Libraries as Space. Yi-Fu Tuan wrote in Space and place: The perspective of experience (2001), "the former [place] provides the fixity necessary for security and the latter [space] the opportunity for movement and exploration." This definition is our point of departure, not our fixed interpretation. We encourage papers that both affirm and challenge definitions of space and place.

This issue will expand the opportunities for researchers to share their work relating to space and place in school libraries and their physical, virtual, philosophical, and social presences.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
· School libraries as places and spaces for knowledge sharing and learning in virtual and physical settings;
· School libraries as meeting places fostering community;
· Changing role of school libraries throughout history;
· School library architecture and school library layout refurbishment;
· School libraries as third places between classroom and home, home and public library, etc.;
· School libraries as meeting places across cultural, social, professional and ethnic boundaries;
· The interplay between school libraries and digital libraries or virtual learning environments.

School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss possibilities.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: September 15, 2010.
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart at

Submission guidelines are available online at:

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:

Dr. Nancy Everhart and Dr. Marcia Mardis
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622

CFP: Managing in the Middle: The Librarian’s Handbook (book chapter)

CFP: Managing in the Middle: The Librarian’s Handbook (book chapter)

Publication Title: Managing in the Middle: The Librarian’s Handbook
Publisher: American Library Association (Fall 2011)
Editors: Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger (Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, CUNY)

Scope: This “grab and go” volume for ALA’s Librarian’s Handbook series seeks brief, real world articles of use to mid-level managers in academic and public libraries.

Topic and Audience: Top-level library managers, responding to contemporary trends, are increasingly delegating responsibilities to those in the middle, demanding innovation and entrepreneurial creativity, as well as accountability and day-to-day coordination of staff and services. Today’s mid-level managers face a variety of new supervisory challenges. Of the roughly 70,000 academic and public librarians, about a third find themselves “managing in the middle:” reporting to top-level managers while supervising teams of peers or support staff. Our target audiences are current mid-level library managers, new librarians assuming these roles, and library management students looking for grounded insight into the administrative issues they’ll soon be facing.

Authors: We invite essays from those who know the realities of the job best: those managing in the middle. We also seek perspectives from management experts, former mid-level managers, scholars, nascent supervisors, top-level managers, as well as librarians and paraprofessionals who have been “middle managed.” A variety of formats are encouraged: “how to,” interviews with practitioners, case studies, illuminating anecdotes, brief tips, theory in practice pieces, rants and confessionals, annotated bibliographies, etc.

Some possible themes for consideration include:
• middle manager as leader and entrepreneur
• management expectations of middle managers
• “sandwich effect” – getting it from above and below
• real world applications of leadership principles and management techniques
• developing reflective management practices
• project management: best practices and skills, challenges and successes
• managing the top-level manager
• supervising administrative units and empowering work teams
• risk taking and learning from failure
• both sides now: conflict resolution from the middle
• communicating and listening in the middle
• recruiting, training, retaining
• building trust and morale
• coaching, facilitating, mentoring
• goal setting and annual evaluations
• nightmare bosses and problem employees
• creative problem solving: achieving the impossible

Please submit a one-page proposal (multiple ideas welcome) including a biographical sketch by November 1, 2010 to: Brief e-mail queries or questions about the project are also welcome. Contributors will receive a free copy of the publication and discounts on subsequent copies.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference (Austin, TX)

CFP: Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference (Austin, TX)

The Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference has begun to accept program proposals for the 2011 conference in Austin, Texas.Pre-Conferences are scheduled to be held on 27 February 2011 and the regular conference begins the morning of 28 February and runs through mid-day on 2 March.

We are encouraging proposals for the following program tracks:

Managing E-Resources in Libraries
Collection Development and Assessment
Workflow and Organizations
External and User Relationships
Emerging and Future Technologies
Scholarly Communication and Licensing
Library as Publisher

Please see the call for proposals on the Electronic Resources and Libraries website for more details:

Proposals will be accepted through 15 November 2010 and early submissions will be given priority.

Lastly, registration has also opened for the conference so if you are interested in attending, please take advantage of early registration by clicking on the bright red registration button on the web site:

We look forward to reading your submissions!

ER&L Program Planning Team

Call for Presentations - 17th Reference Research Forum, 2011 (ALA Annual in New Orleans)

Call for Presentations - 17th Reference Research Forum, 2011 (ALA Annual in New Orleans)

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 17th Reference Research Forum at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

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 New Orleans, LA.

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 Friday, December 31, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 7, 2011. 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:
Qiana Johnson
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee

Qiana Johnson
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Schaffner Library
Northwestern University
339 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.503.6617
Fax: 312.503.8930

LILAC 2011 Call for Papers

LILAC 2011 Call for Papers
URL Paper Submission:

Please read the notes below before submitting a proposal and please submit your abstract using the LILAC template. Please note that submissions not submitted using this template may not be considered. Applicants will be notified by 1st December 2010 if they have been successful or otherwise. If you have any queries please contact
Deadline for proposals:

* Call for papers opens 6th September 2010
* Call for papers closes 1st November 2010

Notes for Presenters at LILAC 2011

All presentations should address one or more of this year’s conference themes:

* New to teaching
* Creativity in IL
* Supporting excellence in the research community
* IL in society: making a difference
* IL in the future
* Evidence based IL

A PC with Internet access and PowerPoint will be available to presenters (apart from poster sessions although wireless access will be available to poster presenters). There are a number of break-out rooms and papers, demonstrations and workshops will be scheduled throughout the conference as parallel sessions.

Please do not send us a full paper; we require a 500 or 300 word abstract which will be sent to a panel of reviewers. We also require a short description of your paper (max 50 words) which will be used on the parallel booking form.

Please note: all presenters will be expected to register as delegates. There is a special discounted rate for presenters.

Presentations should take one of the following forms:
Short Papers (30 minutes)

Short papers should be no more than 15-20 minutes in length with 10-15 minutes for questions. Please submit a 300 word abstract. Short papers are likely to reflect work in progress, innovations or other developments. A key requirement is that the paper has a clear focus. In a 15-minute presentation it will be inappropriate (and difficult) to try and present the “whole” project. Instead, presenters need to draw out and focus on key areas. Chairs of the parallel sessions will keep strictly to time to ensure these sessions do not overrun.

Long Papers (45 minutes)

Long papers should be 30 minutes in length with 10-15 minutes for questions. Please submit a 500 word abstract. Long papers will typically be based on research or a more in-depth investigation. They may be reporting on projects (local, national or international), which focus on research, development, dissemination or evaluation.

Workshops sessions (1 hour)

These sessions will be an hour in length. We require a 500 word abstract. Workshops involve active participation and discussion with the focus on participants being able to develop skills or practical ideas for future implementation in their own practice. We will be unable to accept workshop submissions which require a computer lab as this facility is not available at the conference venue.

Symposiums (1 hour)

These sessions will ideally be led by two or more people and provide a short presentation with opportunity for audience participation and interaction. They could take the form of a roundtable debate or may present different viewpoints on a theme. They should provide an opportunity for discussion and debate around the conference themes. We welcome submissions from individuals from different institutions. We require a 500 word abstract.

Pecha Kucha (6 mins 40 seconds)

Pecha kucha (pronounced pe-chak-cha) takes its name from the Japanese term for “chit-chat”. Pecha kucha presentations consist of exactly 20 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds. Total presentation time is precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds and so it is important to use the transition feature in PowerPoint to time your presentation exactly. The pecha kucha presentation style is highly visual. Text is generally kept to a minimum with images being used to portray key messages. The pecha kucha presentation format enables the speaker to deliver a short, focused presentation on their topic which really grabs the audience’s attention. Examples of previous pecha kucha sessions can be found on the LILAC 2010 web site. We require a 300 word abstract.

Poster Presentations

Posters are a way to share information visually such as research findings or innovative applications. Whilst posters should be self-explanatory and can usefully be accompanied by handouts, presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their work at specified times during the conference. Presenters may use a laptop if required. Please submit a 300 word abstract describing your poster. Posters should typically be no larger than A0 size (841mm × 1189mm) portrait style. However if you have any queries please contact

Call for Submissions: Rethinking Reference (Public Services Quarterly Special Issue)

Call for Submissions: Rethinking Reference (Public Services Quarterly Special Issue)

Public Services Quarterly (PSQ) invites submission of manuscripts for a special thematic issue (volume 7, issue 1/2) on “Rethinking Reference.”

As reference statistics from traditional reference desks decline each year, librarians are rethinking delivery of reference services. From combined service desks (reference and circulation) to tiered models (an information desk serving as triage to the reference office) to roving reference, librarians continue to search for ways of reaching out to patrons at their point of need.

In this special issue, we seek to explore new and innovative ways of the delivery of reference services. Some questions that may be addressed include, but not limited to:
• If you’ve done away with a traditional reference desk, what service replaces it?
• How do you balance delivery of in-person and virtual reference services?
• In staffing an Information Commons, do you need technology support, librarian support, both, or librarian as technology support?
• What are the skills and knowledge required of reference librarians in the 21st century?
• How, if at all, do generalist reference librarians develop subject specialist expertise, and vice versa? Are the two roles complimentary?

Nicole Cooke, Librarian/Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, and Ellen Keith, Reference Services Coordinator and Librarian for Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, will edit this special issue of PSQ.

• Manuscript submissions are due December 1, 2010.
• Accepted authors will be notified on January 3, 2011.
• Author revisions are due February 1, 2011.
Please submit manuscripts and direct questions to the special issue editors, Nicole Cooke ( and Ellen Keith (

Public Services Quarterly, a Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge publication, is a peer reviewed journal that examines traditional and nontraditional areas of public service in academic libraries. This special issue of PSQ will NOT be refereed.
This special issue is scheduled for publication in June 2011.
For more information on Public Services Quarterly and the Instructions for Authors, please visit:

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Call for Book Chapters: Library Activities with Writers, Artists, Musicians and Other Creative Community Members

Call for Book Chapters: Library Activities with Writers, Artists, Musicians and Other Creative Community Members

How local writers, artists, musicians and other creative people and libraries help each other and their community. These creative members (who are also voters) appreciate the resources and stimulus libraries provide the creative process and like making their work known. Librarians are asked to share successful activities and collaborations with these patrons.

Publisher: Routledge Books

Articles: 3,000-5,000 words; 1 author or 2, 3 co-authors

Compensation: complimentary copy, discount on more

Librarians outside the U.S. encouraged to contribute
Please e-mail in a Word .doc (older version) attachment 1-3 topics/titles each described in 2-3 sentences by September 30, 2010 and a 75-90 word 3rd person bio: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights for each author. Please include publisher/date for books. Please: no long resumes or abstracts-your selected title/abstract/bio composes a tentative table of contents for Routledge. You will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission if Routledge decides to publish. Please place ACTIVITIES/Your Name on the subject line to:

BIALL Conference Newcastle 2011 - Call for Papers

BIALL Conference Newcastle 2011 - Call for Papers

Sharing Experience – Building Best Practice Models for the Legal Information Profession
BIALL 42nd Annual Study Conference & Exhibition
Thursday 16 June 2011 to Saturday 18 June 2011, The Sage at Gateshead, Newcastle

The BIALL Conference Committee Call for Papers is out now. Our Programme roadmap 'Sharing Experience - Building Best Practice Models for the Legal Information Profession' reflects our commitment to professional sharing and learning, and via direct feedback on the 2010 Conference.

Do you have an innovative project you can share? Perhaps you can provide some useful advice to demonstrate best practice? Or maybe reflect on successful techniques around cross department working?

Potential first time speaker? New blood is essential to the longevity of our profession, and variety of our Programme. Please tell us your ideas...and then you can tell everyone else during one of the sessions!

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) was formed in 1969. It is an independent and self-supporting body which was established to represent the interests of legal information professionals, and other suppliers of legal literature and reference materials, in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are over 700 members of BIALL, both personal and institutional. Almost every legal information unit is represented - academic legal research libraries, units in commercial, technical and industrial concerns, the courts and government departments. The diversity of the membership is one of BIALL's strengths as the members form a close network and share specialist knowledge and concerns, learning from the experience of others.


In 2011 BIALL plans to offer a programme to reflect the collaborative approach that exists within our profession, where those who have knowledge, skills and expertise gained through project based experiences can share their proficiency and “tools of the trade”. The ultimate aim of “sharing experiences” is to develop “best practice” models for delegates.

Common to all in the legal information profession is the requirement to keep abreast of:

• Trends in the provision and delivery of legal information both in-house and outsourced
• Training requirements of our users
• Priorities in collection development
• Emerging technologies
• Trends in the legal information publishing environment
• Increasing the visibility of our information units
• Trends in knowledge management
• Management skills and personal development

Under the umbrella of the various headings listed above, the Association would specifically like to cover the following topics during the 2011 Conference. Some practical, participative sessions are encouraged:

• Outsourcing – an objective assessment
• “Competitive Intelligence” – how can the legal information department contribute to this process
• Overviews of the business side of a law firm
• Compiling and delivering a quality and effective training programme to users/ students to equip them with the actual skill set required for their end task
• Innovative methods of training such as online courses and new technologies
• How to make effective decisions and negotiate constructively with publishers in relation to collection development; hard copy v soft copy or both?
• The benefits and pitfalls of using Cloud computing technologies
• The implications of introducing Ebook technology
• How to keep on the right side of copyright legislation
• Customer focused marketing of the Library and Information Service
• Preparing and presenting budgets to decision makers; managing an effective tendering process
• How to implement an effective staff appraisal system to motivate staff
• How to enhance presentation skills

This list is by no means exhaustive and submissions for alternative presentations are most welcome.

Visit this link for more information:

Call for Speakers for "Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green

Call for Speakers for "Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green"

Amigos' second Going Green @ Your Library online conference will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. We are looking for librarians interested in sharing their ideas, experiences and excitement about green practices at their library.

Our keynote speaker will be Monika Antonelli, co-editor of the forthcoming Greening Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2011) and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State University Mankato. 

In addition to the keynote session, we hope to have two simultaneous tracks running throughout the day:

Working Green.
This track will focus on the green practices implemented in libraries. Some of the areas of interest include:
* Green library buildings/renovations
* Green IT
* Green practices in the library (e.g. Green ILL, Green Cataloging)

Teaching Green.
This second track focuses on ways your library shows the way to be green to others in your community. Topics might include:
* Green programming at the library
* How your library facilitates research on environmental topics
* Green by example: how your library leads others in implementing green practices

Other topics are welcome! Each session will be 45 minutes in length. If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry -- we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries. To submit your presentation idea(s), go to and complete the submission form.
Proposals will be accepted until September 30. If you have questions, please contact us at .

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

CFP: Francophonies et bibliothèques : innovations, changements et réseautage or Francophonies, libraries and sustainable development

CFP: Francophonies et bibliothèques : innovations, changements et réseautage or Francophonies, libraries and sustainable development

Lors de son assemblée générale tenue ans le cadre de L’IFLA à Göteborg, l’Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes a lancé son appel à communications pour le deuxième congrès qui aura lieu en Martinique l’an prochain du 10 au 12 août sous le thème:

« Francophonies, bibliothèques et développement durable »

Le congrès est organisé en satellite du congrès IFLA qui aura lieu à Porto-Rico la semaine suivante et en collaboration avec sa Section Préservation et Conservation (

Il s’agit évidemment, avant cette importante réunion annuelle internationale des bibliothécaires, de permettre aux francophones et francophiles du monde entier de se réunir quelques jours pour faire le point entre eux sur la réalité des bibliothèques et centres de documentation dans les différents pays de la Francophonie.

Thème et problématique

Le choix du thème retenu pour ce prochain congrès est bien sûr lié à l’actualité mondiale, mais surtout à la nécessité de débattre des enjeux sous-tendant les problématiques environnementales la société et l’évolution de nos métiers. En effet, les spécialistes de toutes les disciplines mènent une réflexion et proposent des stratégies visant à protéger notre planète, protéger notre environnement et modifier les activités humaines pour contribuer à cette démarche globale. Or qu’en est-il aujourd’hui au sein des bibliothèques et centres de documentation francophones ? Et quelles pistes se dessinent pour l’avenir ?

Dans le cadre de la gestion de l’information et de ses différents supports, l’AIFBD pense qu’il s’agit :

- de prendre en compte l'impact écologique de l'activité des bibliothèques (des bibliothèques construites selon les normes et adaptées aux besoins climatiques) notamment en ce qui concerne la consommation d'énergie (réduction de l'émission de gaz à effet de serres); l'importance accordée à l'isolation thermique du bâtiment, l'éclairage, le choix du revêtement des murs, du sol, les systèmes de ventilation, etc.

- d’encourager et d’accompagner un changement de mentalité de la part des professionnels en intégrant dans les missions et les modes de travail une logique différente. Opter pour une démarche participative associant l'ensemble des personnels à la réflexion sur le développement de leur milieu de travail, mais aussi favoriser un travail en réseau et en partenariat avec d'autres structures documentaires ou d'information surtout à l'ère des TIC et d'Internet.

- de mettre la bibliothèque au service du développement durable et cela exige un nouvel état d'esprit, car la bibliothèque est non seulement ce lieu de médiation et de sensibilisation à l'information mais aussi au développement durable.

- de faire du changement climatique un débat social au sein des bibliothèques.

- de faire du monde francophone un moteur de développement durable appliqué aux bibliothèques.

Les sous thèmes qui se greffent au thème principal sont (sans être exhaustifs):

1- la durabilité
a. des équipements
b. des contenus
c. des moyens
d. des services

2- l’éco-responsabilité
a. des employés
b. des usagers
c. des services
d. des structures administratives

Dans ce contexte, un comité scientifique international a été mis sur pied et aimerait recevoir des propositions touchant directement ou indirectement les thèmes ci-dessus. On peut penser à des communications sur des recherches ayant permis ou permettant d’améliorer la situation des bibliothèques/centres de documentation quant au développement durable et ne se limitant pas uniquement à la problématique des bâtiments. On peut également penser à des exposés sur des programmes de construction, de réhabilitation ou d’aménagement de bibliothèques répondant davantage aux problèmes d‘environnement, au développement d’outils informatiques ou autres qui permettent de réduire les impacts négatifs des services de bibliothèques, à des conférences plus théoriques sur la bibliothéconomie et le développement durable, à des méthodes de travail plus écologiques, à la réalisation de bibliothèques numériques ou de bases de données spécialisées qui contribuent à promouvoir le développement durable au sein de la société, etc. Les propositions de communications appuyées sur des expériences concrètes menées aux différents échelons territoriaux et reflétant l’état de l’art en matière d’application de normes et recommandations nationales et internationales seront particulièrement bienvenues.

Ce deuxième congrès de l’AIFBD vise essentiellement à permettre le partage des savoirs en bibliothéconomie / documentation, à stimuler la recherche et la réflexion sur les bibliothèques / centres de documentation francophones, et bien entendu à favoriser le réseautage entre bibliothécaires et documentalistes francophones de tous les pays.


Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à soumettre une proposition avant le 1er décembre 2010 pour une communication d’environ 25 minutes. La proposition devra contenir au plus 1000 mots (2 pages), être soumise en format électronique (Word ou PDF), et être accompagnée d’un bref curriculum vitae du ou des auteurs (2 pages maximum).

Veuillez noter que l’acceptation d’une proposition n’engage en rien le comité scientifique quant au financement de la participation au congrès : les auteurs dont la communication sera acceptée devront financer leur participation et frais de déplacement, mais seront exonérés des frais d’inscription au congrès.

Langue officielle
Le congrès se déroulera en français et les propositions doivent être soumises dans cette langue

Les propositions doivent être envoyées à :

Réjean Savard, Président de l’AIFBD et du comité scientifique

Évaluation des propositions

L’évaluation des propositions reçues sera basée sur leur qualité scientifique (pertinence par rapport au thème, appel à une base théorique ou niveau de documentation, clarté et logique de la méthodologie, originalité) ainsi que sur les compétences des candidat(e)s évaluées à partir de leurs réalisations (qualité/quantité des publications/communications, importance, relation avec le thème de la pré-conférence, expérience professionnelle, etc.).

L’échéancier suivant est proposé:

Date limite pour soumettre une proposition de conférence : 1er décembre 2010

Annonce des résultats et du programme : Février 2011

Date limite pour soumission des textes : 1er juin 2011

Congrès : 10-12 août 2011

Fin 2011- début 2012 : Publication des Actes

Réjean Savard, EBSI, Université de Montréal, et Président de l’AIFBD agira comme président du comité scientifique

Pour information :

Réjean Savard

Call for Papers: CLA Library History Interest Group

Call for Papers: CLA Library History Interest Group

The Library History Interest Group is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 25-28, 2011. Particular consideration will be given to proposals dealing with the varied aspects of Canadian Library History. Consideration will also be given to papers on other themes.

Selected papers may be published by the Library History Interest Group in conjunction with CLA.

Papers are solicited on any of the following categories of library history:

1. Overviews and syntheses.
2. Studies of particular individuals, institutions, or developments, which provide generalizable interpretations or else serve as case studies.
3. Methodological studies, which look at various aspects of research in library history.

It is anticipated that papers will be based upon personal, funded, institutional, or degree projects. Papers should not have been previously published elsewhere. They should be fully documented, and accompanied by illustrations where appropriate. They may be presented in either English or French.


* September 24, 2010 proposals and brief abstracts
* May 1, 2011 completed papers

For further information, or submission of proposals, abstracts, and papers please contact:

Professor Peter F. McNally
School of Information Studies
McGill University
3661 Peel St.
Montreal, QC H3A 1X1
Telephone: 514-398-3367
FAX: 514-398-7193