Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CFP: Many Faces of Information Competence (Academic Exchange Quarterly)

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Many Faces of Information Competence (Academic Exchange Quarterly)

Fall 2012, Volume 16, Issue 3

Academic librarians are increasingly instructing targeted groups within the academic environment. Such groups include freshman learning communities, international students, graduate students, and faculty. Each of these groups is far from homogenous because of the diversity of their expectations of libraries and their information-seeking experiences. Even into the twenty-first century, many faculty members, for example, are reluctant to use electronic resources. How can we develop instruction programs that will address the shared needs of such groups and the diverse needs of individuals? What assessment tools are available to measure the success of such programs? How can we identify constituencies being underserved? Manuscripts are sought that describe successful (and even unsuccessful) approaches to information literacy for targeted groups and/or diverse populations in higher education. Manuscripts are also sought that report on quantitative or qualitative evaluations of the impact of information literacy programs, courses, and components of courses.

Who May Submit:
Manuscripts are sought from academic librarians, teaching faculty, and administrators in higher education who work with information literacy competencies. Please identify your submission with keyword: LIBRARY

Submission deadline:
Any time until the end of May, 2012; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Feature Co-editors
Heidi Blackburn, Undergraduate Services Librarian, Assistant Professor
Kansas State University – Salina 
E-mail: hblackbu@ksu.edu
Lisa Craft, Graduate and Faculty Services Librarian, Assistant Professor
Kansas State University – Salina 
E-mail: lmccraft@k-state.edu

Heidi Blackburn, MLS
Undergraduate Services Librarian

Kansas State University - Salina
2310 Centennial Rd
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 826-2637

NASIG Call for Posters

NASIG Call for Posters

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 27th North American Serials Interest Group conference in Nashville, Tennessee, June 7-10, 2012. The theme of the conference is "Creating Harmony from Dis-Chord."

Posters will be on display 9am-5pm on Saturday, June 9th.
Presenters must be available to discuss their topics during the afternoon break on this day.

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology.
Sessions may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the serials community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the poster session. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

To propose a poster session, please use the online form.

Proposals must be received by 5pm PDT on Friday, March 23, 2012. Members of the Program Planning Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified in April 2012.

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair, Michael Hanson and Karen Davidson at prog-plan@nasig.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

--Michael Hanson and Karen Davidson, PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or concerned about serial publications.  For more information about NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.

Amanda N. Price
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.

CFP: IFLA Satellite Post-Conference Beyond libraries - subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web (Estonia August 2012)

CFP: IFLA Satellite Post-Conference Beyond libraries - subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web (Estonia August 2012)

IFLA Satellite Post-Conference
Beyond libraries - subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web
17-18 August 2012, Tallinn, Estonia

Organised by the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section and the National Library of Estonia

Call for papers
Beyond libraries - subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web

The conference will explore the role of different kinds of subject metadata in the digital environment and the semantic web, in libraries and beyond libraries. The digital environment creates new opportunities and new challenges for subject access. How could we take advantage of the new opportunities and how can we handle the challenges?

Possible topics include
*     Use of library subject metadata by other communities
*     Cooperation of libraries with other partners (museums, archives, publishers etc.) in creation and reuse of subject metadata and knowledge organisation systems (KOS)
*     Traditional and new methods of providing subject access: competition or co-existence?
*     Users, their needs and subject access behaviour in the digital environment
*     Users as creators of subject metadata
National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

Preliminary programme

17 August Afternoon session
18 August Full day session


The extended deadline for submitting papers is 15 March 2012 Papers should be in English and no more than 3000 words in length, and submitted ready to publish. The submission should also include:
*     Abstract of approximately 150 words, summarising the paper
*     Speaker's name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address and brief biographical note.
Authors should be prepared to give presentations at the Satellite meeting. The length of the presentations should be approximately 20 minutes. The conference will be conducted in English and all presentations will be required to be in English.

Papers and presentations should be unpublished, original works. IFLA has first publication rights to papers selected.
Papers will be reviewed by the Programme committee of the Classification and Indexing Section Standing Committee. Authors will be notified on the acceptance of their papers before 15 April 2012. The papers should be sent to Magdalena Svanberg, National Library of Sweden, magdalena.svanberg@kb.se.

Please note
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Important dates
15March - Deadline for submitting papers March - Registration opens
15 April - Notifications of acceptance
15 May - Early registration discount ends

John DeSantis
Dartmouth College
on behalf of the Programme committee

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, this journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the “Guide for ScholarOne Authors” at http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/submission/ScholarOne.asp before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly. WLIS receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/WLIS. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/.

Inquiries and questions are welcome and can be sent directly to the editor, Jodi Poe, at jpoe@jsu.edu.

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year; however, the deadline to have your article appear in our next issue, if accepted, is April 1, 2012. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Monday, February 27, 2012

CFP: 24th Polar Libraries Colloquy, June 11-14, 2012: Cold Regions: Pivot Points, Focal Points

CFP: 24th Polar Libraries Colloquy, June 11-14, 2012: Cold Regions: Pivot Points, Focal Points
First call for submission of proposals for papers and panel sessions for the 24th Polar Libraries Colloquy (PLC24) to be held the 11th through 14th of June 2012 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

URL: http://plc24.blogspot.com/

The conference theme is Cold Regions: Pivot Points, Focal Points. Scientists, economists, and governments are focused on the evolving role of polar regions in world affairs. Polar libraries are evolving as well. What changes have you noticed in your collections, focus, or administration as global attention pivots on the poles? The Colloquy will feature a number of interesting presentations and panels, an experiment with an “unconference” session to address practical problems in polar libraries, and a field trip to one of the coldest labs in the world.

PLC24 welcomes all topics that apply to polar libraries or information.  For instance:
    * How has your institution/collection/staff/mission/audience evolved?
    * Preservation of the cultural heritage - collection management of photographs, films and oral recordings
    * Has your research focus changed?
    * Outreach of libraries and archives - use of new technologies for teaching and public interactions
    * New ways of bringing your collections to the masses
    * New ways of bringing the masses to your collections
    * Adapting the library to 21st century needs
    * Data and metadata curation
    * Collaborations and exchanges
Or suggest your own topic for a session!

Submissions are invited for papers, panel discussions, and posters.

Paper presentations should address recently conducted research or projects, or content that advances the field of polar libraries or information.  They are typically 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute period for questions.

Panel discussions should focus on current topics; they are ordinarily an hour in length with three to five participants.

Poster presentations should address products or projects such as databases, web sites, or other information tools.

Your paper or panel discussion proposal should include:
- Your name and email address
- Coauthors or presenters (if applicable). Panel proposals should list a chair but do not need a complete list of panelists at this stage.
- Title
- Abstract of 500 words or less

PLEASE NOTE: Conference registration is required in order to present a paper. The PLC Steering Committee may be able to assist with some costs via the Wenger Award.

TIMELINE for paper or panel discussion proposals:

16 March 2012          Submissions deadline
13 April 2012         Acceptance notification
5 June 2012        Powerpoint and other visual presentations to be sent to conveners for loading on conference computers

Please submit all proposals to: library@nsidc.org

Proceedings of the conference will be published online.  Paper authors will be expected to submit a final version of their papers for publication within six weeks after the conclusion of the conference.

We look forward to your participation.
- Gloria Hicks
- Allaina Wallace
- Shelly Sommer
PLC24 conveners

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Call for Applications: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - Evidence Summaries Writers

Call for Applications: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice - Evidence Summaries Writers

*EBLIP* seeks to add four writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information
regarding the original research articles' validity and reliability, thus providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.

Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Lorie Kloda (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) at lorie.kloda@mcgill.ca by March 20, 2012. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a
sample evidence summary.

**Please note that *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional  development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising library-related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.

About the journal:

Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access
to library and information studies research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* enables information professionals to practice their profession in an evidence-based manner.

Please visit the *Evidence Based Library and Information Practice* website (
http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.

Thank you,
Alison Brettle
Editor-in-Chief, EBLIP

Theatre Library Association Plenary Call for Papers (Extended Deadline)

Theatre Library Association Plenary Call for Papers (Extended Deadline)

Theatre Library Association Plenary - Call for Papers
2012 Annual Conference of American Society for Theatre Research-Theatre Library Association

Nashville, Tennessee, November 1-4, 2012


Theatre Library Association will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2012. To honor this milestone, we seek archivists, librarians, practitioners, and scholars to investigate and contextualize the role that performance documentation has played within the larger frame of performing arts history over the past 75 years.

Cultural repositories have long contributed to the significance of performance history. As dynamic mediators between resources and researchers, these collections occupy a complex position which is constantly in flux. Technologies and best practices change, and what might have seemed unimportant yesterday could be most vital today.

Professional choices made by archivists, curators, librarians, and researchers constantly shape and reshape how we document performance history – and how it is transferred to the next generation of audiences, educators, practitioners, students, and scholars.

We invite Proposals to consider the following questions:
*How should cultural repositories participate in documenting the history of performance?

*How have new technologies – from microfilm to digitization – transformed the work of performing arts archivists, librarians, and historians?

*How does the act of documenting performance contribute to creation of meta-performance?

*How have libraries and archives helped shape changes in theatre and performance studies?

*What particular challenges do various documentation strategies and media – oral history or born-digital materials – pose for theatre historians?

*How have the challenges of researching and writing about theatre history transitioned over the past 75 years?

Please submit one-page Proposal by March 1, 2012 (Deadline Extended)
    Beth Kattelman, Plenary Chair
Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute
Ohio State University
119D Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Email: kattelman.1@osu.edu

Wednesday, February 22, 2012



Deadline to Submit Your Article is March 1st

As part of the new Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals (ALCOP), a new online journal focusing exclusively on library communications is scheduled to debut in April, and we are now seeking articles for the first issue.

Library Communications Journal will be an online quarterly publication available to ALCOP members and by subscription and will feature practical articles on a diverse range of issues of concern to library communications professionals today. At the helm of the new journal is Ms. Jordan Strohl, an experienced journalist who has been a contributor to many professional journals focused on communications. Jordan is serving as the Managing Editor and Assistant to the Publisher.

We are seeking articles on such topics as:
•        using social media to promote libraries
•        ideas for outreach to underserved populations
•        innovative program ideas and how to promote them
•        how to motivate the library staff
•        using technology in promoting the library
•        how to plan a great special event
•        best practices for working with the media
•        fostering student engagement with the academic library
     ... and many other issues relevant to you and how you do your job

We also seek all kinds of “how to” articles as well as book reviews on new texts focusing on library marketing and public relations.

The journal will welcome articles directed at a general audience or specifically for practitioners serving public, academic, or special libraries.

We are seeking articles no more than 2,000 words in length and book reviews should not be more than 400 words. LCJ allows all authors to retain copyright privileges to their work.

To be considered for the inaugural issue of Library Communications Journal, please submit your articles in Word format to Jordan Strohl at librarycomm@yahoo.com no later than March 1st. Please address any questions to Jordan at that same email address.

We hope you will be part of our first issue scheduled to be published in April.

Speakers needed for Administration of Collection Development Interest Group at ALA Annual 2012

Speakers needed for Administration of Collection Development Interest Group at ALA Annual 2012

The Administration of Collection Development Interest Group is planning something a little bit different for our meeting in Anaheim.  We're looking for two speakers from academic libraries who would like to speak for 15 minutes each on "What I Wish I Had Learned in Library School: Skills for Administrators of Collection Development."  We'll also have two speakers from the public library side of things.  When the speakers are finished, all four will go out and talk to participants who will be seated at round tables for the remaining 30 minutes.  We're striving for a program with lots of energy, so if that sounds fun to you, please email me off the list at shirkeyc@ecu.edu.

This program will take place on Saturday, 6/23 from 10:30-12:00.

Monday, February 20, 2012

CFP: 2012 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis (October 28 - 30, 2012)

CFP: 2012 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis (October 28 - 30, 2012)

From the email invitation:
I would like to extend to you and your colleagues an invitation to join us for the 2012 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis October 28 - 30, 2012.  Please consider submitting a proposal by March 23.  We would be particularly pleased to receive proposals addressing topics in any of the tracks listed in the bullet points below. 

To submit a proposal, go to: http://www.planning.iupui.edu/institute , select “Submit a Proposal” to download and complete the form, and email it along with a description to planning@iupui.edu.

For more information, please consult our website:  http://www.planning.iupui.edu/institute or contact me at:
Phone:  (317) 274-4111; Fax: (317) 274-4651
Email:  tbanta@iupui.edu

We will feature special track plenary sessions and workshops emphasizing assessment in:

•    Capstone Experiences (coordinator:  Stephen P. Hundley, IUPUI)
•    Civic Engagement (coordinator:  Robert G. Bringle, IUPUI)
•    ePortfolios (coordinator:  Susan Kahn, IUPUI)
•    Faculty Development (coordinator:  Pratibha Varma-Nelson, IUPUI)
•    First-Year Experience (coordinator:  Sarah S. Baker, IUPUI)
•    Student Development (coordinators:  Rob Aaron, IUPUI and Katie Busby, Tulane University)

In addition, we will present SESSIONS WITH NATIONAL ASSESSMENT LEADERS, a poster session, and additional learning opportunities emphasizing:

•         Accreditation
•         All Major Fields
•         Assessment Methods
•         Community Colleges
•         General Education

-  Thomas A. Angelo, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
-  Trudy W. Banta, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
-  Peter T. Ewell, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
-  Sylvia Hurtado, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA
-  George D. Kuh, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and Strategic National Arts Alumni Project
-  Jeffrey A. Seybert, Johnson County (KS) Community College

CFP: CUBL Poster Session on Agility in Business Librarianship at Chicago (SLA Conference 2012)

CFP: CUBL Poster Session on Agility in Business Librarianship at Chicago (SLA Conference 2012)

Help your career while sharing your knowledge! The poster session has been called “the event of the conference” and “a no-miss for me” by your colleagues. Sign up today!

Call for Posters
Theme:           Agility in Business Librarianship
Location:         2012 SLA Annual Conference – Chicago, IL
Date/Time:      Monday July 16th – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

In this call for posters, the Business and Finance Division of SLA is providing an opportunity for business librarians to share ideas and develop research collaborations.  Over the last few years both public and private organizations have had to make difficult choices among people, services and resources. We are looking for case studies or practical applications on how business librarians are integrating “agility” into their work including:

•         Services or standards that promote agility
•         Agile approaches to business information education
•         Assessment of agile initiatives
•         Librarian / faculty / college collaboration
•         Utilizing new technologies for increased staff agility
•         Business information education in multi-disciplinary contexts
•         Outsourcing / insourcing / co-sourcing / offshoring / multisourcing services/resources
•         Using agility to promote business research services

Help your colleagues learn from your work, both successful and unsuccessful.  
Share the results of your efforts at the upcoming poster session at SLA in Chicago, July 2012.

This session is sponsored by the Business & Finance Division and the College & University Business Libraries Section. 

Guidelines for materials and layout of poster presentations are available on the SLA Business & Finance Division website at http://units.sla.org/division/dbf/conferences/2011posters_guidelines.html

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 12, 2012.  Please submit your name, institution, fax, email address, poster title, and description (250 words or less) by email, fax, or surface mail to Trip Wyckoff at the address given below.

Any SLA Member is welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. In the event that a greater number of submissions are received than can be accommodated, members of the Business & Finance Division will be given preference. Not a member of the SLA Business & Finance Division?   Click here to join: http://www.sla.org/ 

All applicants will be notified no later than April 9, 2012 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted.   If you have any questions about this session, contact

Trip Wyckoff, MLS
Associate Librarian, Business Subject Specialist
Flroida State University
Strozier Library
PO Box 3061110
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047
850.645.1475 (phone)
850.644.1231 (fax)