Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CFP: Essays on lack or loss of employment in libraries

CFP: Essays on lack or loss of employment in libraries

Call for Submissions
I Quit!  Now what? (Tentative title) is a collection of essays that will detail the multitude of issues involved with the lack or loss of employment in libraries.   The topic of job loss is something everyone talks about, when it happens to someone else.   Librarian communities in each region and state are small and tight-knit, and when job loss hits closer to home, gossip and speculation is the norm, from both librarians and the communities we serve.  I Quit!  Now what? aims to bring this topic out of the staff room and into an arena where we can shed light on tough topics and create a modicum and standard of support for our friends and colleagues.  
This collection will appeal to librarians and library workers at every level in every kind of library.  It will also appeal to library trustees and library vendors, both of whom often have their own sets of challenges as it relates to library staffing changes.

As the editor, I have been on both sides of the table.  As a library director, I have been in the unfortunate position to have to lay off staff due to severe budget cuts.   Most recently, I count myself amongst those that are seeking employment after choosing to resign a position.  As I was exploring my feelings and negotiating these uncharted waters, I looked to the literature, only to find that there’s none.  There are no books about librarians that have been fired, nor is there anything for those of us that chose to resign without a new position on the horizon.  There are tons of books, webpages and blogs on the subject in general, but nothing for librarians and library workers.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
·         The politics behind job loss, from the employer and the employee side
·         Pushed out or brought in? Following in the wake of a resigned or fired staff member
·         Temporary and permanent layoffs, workforce reductions, budget cuts, mandated furlough days
·         Resignations, forced resignations, and firings
·         Severance?  Filing for unemployment and seeing things from the patron’s side
·         Survivor’s guilt for those staff members left behind
·         Barriers to full-time library employment and how to overcome them
·         Choosing to work part-time – the whys and wherefores
·         Discussion about the myriad of legal and HR issues
·         How to tactfully answer and explain the inevitable “I see there is a gap in your resume, can you explain that?”
·         Did you leave librarianship? Successful job searches and career changes
·         Explaining missing staff to your constituency
·         Being assertive in our traditionally passive library environments
·         Dealing with not being able to terminate due to collective bargaining agreements, tenure or other reasons
·         Horror stories and lessons learned
·         Damage control and dealing with the media/social media
·         Surviving those “take this job and shove it” moments

Submission procedure
Please submit a summary of up to (2 to 3 paragraphs, max!) and a short author statement by June 15, 2013. Notification will happen by August 1, 2013.  If selected, your final manuscript of between 25 and 5000 words will be due by October 15, 2013.

All proposals should be submitted electronically only – no attachments please – to editor Kate Pohjola Andrade at kate.pohjola@gmail.com.  Questions or requests can be directed to the same email, or you can message me on Google Talk, and I can be found on Skype as katepohj.


Deadline for summary:  June 15, 2013
You are notified by: August 1, 2013
Final manuscript due: October 15, 2013

CFP: ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation and Networking) Collaborative Digitization Interest Group (ALA Annual)

CFP: ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation and Networking) Collaborative Digitization Interest Group (ALA Annual)

ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation and Networking) Collaborative Digitization Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at its meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Saturday, June 29, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Presentation topics should be of interest to librarians, archivists, curators, and developers working across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.

We especially welcome overviews or demonstrations of ongoing or completed collaborative digitization projects. Other possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Governance and sustainability models
Partner / participant agreements
Digitization standards: multimedia resources, text, still images
Advice for new collaborative digitization projects
Non-traditional digitization projects
Centralized or decentralized services
Budgets, costs, and charges

Presentations should be approximately 12-15 minutes in length. We will allow time for questions and answers. Speakers are encouraged to lead discussions.
To submit a proposal for presentation, please email a brief description of your proposed topic to Rhonda Marker, chair of the Collaborative Digitization IG, by May 17, 2013. rmarker@rci.rutgers.edu

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Call for proposals: programs, preconferences and institutes for ASCLA at 2014 ALA Midwinter and Annual

Call for proposals: programs, preconferences and institutes for ASCLA at 2014 ALA Midwinter and Annual

ASCLA--the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies--is now accepting proposals for the following:
          >>Institutes for the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia
          >>Preconferences and programs for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2013!

**What sorts of topics are of interest?**
          The best topics represent ASCLA’s core member areas–state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives–but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented! You can browse our interest group list here for inspiration: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclainterest/list

**Who can propose a program, institute or preconference?**
          Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of our interest groups! If you’re not an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of our interest groups, contact information for interest group leaders and instructions on how to join:http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclainterest/list
If you're not a member, you should join: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/joinascla/joinascla

**Who is ASCLA?**
          We are a small, mighty and growing division of ALA with a broad reach! We represent four core member groups: state library agencies; special populations librarians such as those serving incarcerated adults and youth, and those serving people with disabilities; independent librarians and library consultants; and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives. Our member interest groups also include tribal librarians, futurists and librarians serving users with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Our size is an advantage: join and you'll have the opportunity to participate right away and make a difference in the library community! More information is here:http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/joinascla/joinascla

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO  

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

***Deadlines for Spring 2013***

Nominations: April 25, 2013
Submissions: May 9, 2013

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

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission form rather than the Nomination form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Duffy Tweedy atdtweedy@ucsd.edu or Ben Oberdick at oberdic1@mail.lib.msu.edu

 **Important note**
 All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

Duffy Tweedy
U.S. History / Sociology Librarian
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Benjamin Oberdick
Information Literacy Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, E-119A
East Lansing, MI 48824

CFP: Catholic Library World

CFP: Catholic Library World

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

Submission deadline: Submissions are ongoing. 
For more information, please visit this website:http://www.cathla.org/catholic-library-world-clw

Send submissions and queries to: 
Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, skelsey@lsu.edu
Sigrid Kelsey
Electronic Reference Services and Web Development Coordinator
LSU Libraries, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CFP: Building a Teaching Community (3rd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians - Chapman University - Orange, CA)

CFP: Building a Teaching Community (3rd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians - Chapman University - Orange, CA)
Chapman University – Leatherby Libraries
Friday, June 21, 2013

Join us as a presenter at the upcoming retreat! Proposals are now being accepted for break-out sessions and poster sessions. Please see the specific proposal guidelines below.

About the RetreatThe summer teaching retreat at Chapman University's Leatherby Libraries was created to build community amongst instruction librarians and library school students. The retreat provides unique and practical presentations. Participants have opportunities to share teaching experiences, ideas, and resources during lively break-out sessions as the practices and innovative ideas of librarians are discovered. Ideally, participants leave the retreat with a larger network of resources and contacts, as well as inspiration to creatively expand their library instruction repertoire.

Retreat ParticipantsAttendees of past retreats included librarians from academic, public, school, and special libraries. Approximately one-third of the attendees were MLIS students.

Break-out Session Proposal GuidelinesBreak-out sessions are intimate small-group discussions of approximately 15 or less individuals. Proposals should be related in some aspect to teaching. Creative proposals that stretch the boundaries of library instruction, bring in interdisciplinary connections, or go beyond the library classroom are especially sought. Proposals must be 250 words or less.

Poster Session Proposal GuidelinesAs a way to support up and coming LIS professionals, a new addition to this year’s retreat will include poster presentations by students. Students enrolled in library and information science programs (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to submit proposals to present on a topic related to teaching information skills in library instruction settings and beyond. Presenters are welcome to draw from research done for school assignments or past experiences and inspiration gained outside the field. Proposals must be 250 words or less. Questions regarding poster presentations can be directed to aknight@chapman.edu.

Proposal Deadline - Proposals are due Friday, May 3, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2013. 

Submit Your Proposal - Please visit http://www1.chapman.edu/library/teaching/proposalform.html to be directed to our online submission form.

Questions - Please contact aknight@chapman.edu or russo_stacy@sac.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CFP: Access 2013 (St. John's Newfoundland, September 23-26, 2013)

CFP: Access 2013 (St. John's Newfoundland, September 23-26, 2013)

URL: http://accessconference.ca/

Access 2013 is Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Join us in St. John's Newfoundland, September 23-26 for Access 2013!

The theme for Access 2013 is In Context :
As this will be the 20th conference, we’d like to reflect on the way that Access has grown and developed along with our libraries over the past two decades. What have we learned on this long strange trip? What were our triumphs? How have our failures made us wiser? Where will we go next?
We’re looking for proposals that consider:
  • our present context, and the challenges facing our user communities in digital preservation, in data archiving, in alternative publishing models, and in large scale search and discovery and more.
  • the future context. How can we engage with trends like big data, linked data, open access, and interoperable cloud-based services? How can we build agile organizations that can respond quickly to emerging needs?
  • the community context, the potential for new partnerships in digital humanities, in evidence-based practice, in web metadata, in maker/hacker spaces, in online cultural spaces. How can we reach out into non-traditional areas?
  • our administrative context: the rise of interdisciplinarity and internationalization within our universities; new vendor business models; legislative reform around copyright, privacy, and access to information. How can we help to shape our context? How shall we advocate?
This year we want to take advantage of the flexibility of single track conference planning by letting you propose your preferred session length and format. Let us know if you want to do a traditional session, a quick demo, audience participation, storytelling, Pecha Kucha, lightening talks, a panel of experts or something completely different. Be creative. We’ll accept proposals in any format. You choose a length from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. Sessions over 15 minutes will be selected via peer-review.
Please submit proposals to accesslibcon@gmail.com by May 15, 2013.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Call for Panelists: "Gender in/and/of Academic Libraries" at ALA Annual

Call for Panelists: "Gender in/and/of Academic Libraries" at ALA Annual

ACRL NMDG: “Gender in/and/of Academic Libraries”
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:30am - 11:30am

What is the role of gender in determining the future of academic libraries? In what way does gender pave (or hinder) the way toward innovation, leadership, reflection, growth, and action? As an academic librarian, what are your concerns about gender (and gendered) discourse in the context of your daily work? 

ACRL’s New Members Discussion Group is seeking panelists for our upcoming moderated conversation at ALA Annual 2013, which will discuss the intersection of gender and academic libraries. 

Topics for discussion could include: how gender affects library leadership; the relationship between gender and technological skills; personal experiences of gender-related issues on the job; the importance of gender diversity in library innovation, etc. Be creative! The dynamics of the discussion will be driven by the unique experiences of the panelists.

If you are interested in speaking on this panel, please complete the submission form available at:

Submissions will be accepted until April 19, 2013 and all candidates will be notified whether they were selected by April 30, 2013.

John M. Jackson
University of Southern California

CFP: 2013 Charleston Conference: Too Much is Not Enough

CFP: 2013 Charleston Conference: Too Much is Not Enough
November 6-9, 2013
CFP Deadline: July 10, 2013

CFP URL: http://www.katina.info/conference/callforpapers.php

They are seeking proposals for concurrent sessions, Lively Lunch discussions, poster sessions, and 6 minute, 40 second "Shotgun" sessions. 

From their site:  The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,500 in 2012. Due to the amount of growth we have experienced, the Conference was held in two hotels for the first time in 2005: the Francis Marion and the Embassy Suites, both in downtown Charleston. We are now in three hotels (the Francis Marion, the Embassy Suites Historic, and the Courtyard Marriott Historic) plus the College of Charleston Addlestone Library for our concurrent sessions!

The Conference does not have exhibits and is not attached to any professional organization, although a separately managed Vendor Showcase and Juried Product Development Forums take place at the Conference.

Can librarians and vendors create a mutually satisfying environment where libraries can afford to buy the materials they need and vendors can still maintain a healthy profit? Can publishers keep prices down while costs escalate? How is the market being impacted by the Internet and electronic publishing? What are the rights and responsibilities of each of the parties involved? Who is maintaining the electronic archive?  

Call for contributions to column in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Call for contributions to column in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Journal URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wacq20/current

The latest "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 25, number 3 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship(JERL) is currently in preparation and the column editors are looking for contributions. If you've attended a conference or program recently or plan to attend upcoming professional meetings related to electronic resources in libraries, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on programs that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, May 24, 2013. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018          

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Call for 2013 SCLA/SELA Joint Conference Program Proposals -- Deadline May 31, 2013

Call for 2013 SCLA/SELA Joint Conference Program Proposals -- Deadline May 31, 2013

The 2013 SCLA/SELA Joint Conference will be held November 13-15, 2013 in Greenville, SC.

SCLA has created a page about the conference, which contains information about hotel reservation rates, conference deadlines, etc., and has a link to the conference proposal form. http://scla.org/content/sclasela-joint-conference-2013

The deadline to submit a conference program proposal is May 31, 2013.

The deadline to submit a poster session proposal is August 31, 2013.

This information will be posted to the SELA web site soon.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Best wishes,

Camille McCutcheon

Camille McCutcheon
Coordinator of Collection Management
Southeastern Library Association (SELA) President-Elect
Book Review Editor, The Journal of American Culture
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864.503.5612

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

CFP: Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (IFLA 2013)

CFP: Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (IFLA 2013)

CFP URL: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla79/calls-for-papers/future-libraries-going-green

The IFLA Environmental Sustainability and Libraries SIG - ENSULIB is currently planning the program of its Open Session at the next IFLA congress and invites papers for this session on the topic of "Future Libraries Going Green." in line with he National Committee theme "Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities"and the presidential theme: "Libraries – A force for change".
The planet is in the middle of a severe environmental crisis, in terms of resources exhaustion, extreme pollution, climate change, extinction of species, etc. The role of libraries and information professionals is crucial to help compensate for the lack of massive, decisive and effective efforts coming from politicians and institutions. Libraries can act at the grassroots level and inspire their communities by example, operating in a green manner in green buildings, by acting as gatekeepers of appropriate information and becoming opinion leaders and change agents in environmental matters. They also are obliged by circumstance to address environmental impacts, especially on preservation and conservation. As year after year the situation has become more serious, the need for change has also become more urgent, and the future of libraries lies necessarily in becoming greener in every aspect.
The number of new green libraries is growing, many older ones are adapting to green standards; sharing their experiences may benefit those that wish to stop wasting resources, as well as those where available resources are scarce. Advocacy for sustainability through activities for patrons or fellow professionals as well as appropriate collection development, are a few of the other aspects of greening libraries.

Scope of the Session:

Papers are expected to cover diverse topics related to sustainability and libraries – these may encompass but are not limited to:
  • Trends in green library buildings, operations, conservation practices, services, etc., to make them sustainable.
  • Collection development, innovations in access to "green" information resources.
  • Services, advocacy/outreach, programs, etc. focusing on sustainability and/or the environment, climate change / adaptation, clean energy or other green technologies, green living, etc.
  • Education / training or awareness building of information professionals on topics related to sustainability, “green” best practices, climate change, etc.
  • Networking and/or library associations' activities related to sustainability.
  • Application of ITC as support to “green” library best practices.
  • Diffusion-of-innovations activities related to the above
If you or your library are engaged in one of the above topics or related issues, if you have done research in these areas, or if you are otherwise involved in environment - and - libraries activities, the Environmental Sustainability and Libraries SIG would be pleased to welcome you to its public session as a speaker. Papers based on practical experiences and facts, rather than theoretical aspects, and on specifics rather than generalities of any of the points will be preferred.

Language of the session:

As simultaneous interpretation is not likely to be available for the session, presenters should be prepared to deliver their presentation in English. It is strongly recommended that presentation slides in English be available.


A.) If sending an abstract, this should be in English, with optionally an attached version in French or Spanish, and include:
  • Title of the paper
  • The detailed abstract of the paper (no more than 300 words), if possible accompanied by some references such as URLs and bibliography.
  • Author's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words.
  • Author’s experience as a speaker.
E-mails should state "IFLA ENSULIB proposal" in the subject line and be directed to:
Veerle Minner van Neygen,
Convenor of the Environmental Sustainability and Libraries SIG,
E-mail: veerle.minner@yahoo.es, with copy to
Philippe Colomb,
E-mail: philippe.colomb@me.com
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of members of the IFLA Environmental Sustainability and Libraries SIG and eventually the P&C section. Those who are selected to present will be given more information concerning the format of the programme further on.
B.) If sending a full paper, this should be in English, and include a separate sheet with the same contact and bio information as for A). Preliminary submission can be done in draft format before the deadline, for review and evaluation purposes only, and the final format submitted if accepted.

Full papers:

These should be submitted by email. Paper length should be 10 pages maximum, single spaced, and accompanied by a longer, one page abstract for eventual publication in the proceedings.
Text and bibliographic citations format should follow the rules for IFLA publications that appear in the IFLA website. Text should be in English. Written translations in as many of the official IFLA languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish will be very much appreciated (deadlines for translations will be announced), as SIGs are not allocated official written translation by IFLA. The author(s) should indicate personal full contact details and include summary curriculum vitae with the paper.

Important dates and information:

Intention to send a proposal and tentative topic can be communicated immediately in a brief message.
  • 21 April 2013: Formal proposals (abstracts or papers) must be submitted
  • 15 May 2013: Notification of successful applicants
  • 7 June 2013: submission of full papers for inclusion on the IFLA conference and the SIG’s websites
Each presenter will be allowed approximately 15 minutes for a summary delivery of the paper followed by clarifications and discussion towards the end of the session.. During the actual presentation, the presenter should not read the paper, but rather explain the main ideas in a natural way.


The deadline for submitting proposals is 21 April 2013.

Main criteria for the selection of papers

  • Relevance to the SIG's mission, objectives and it's theme for this year.
  • Compatibility with the Conference and Presidential themes.
  • Interest /usefulness of topic.
  • Specificity and concreteness, as opposed to generalities.
  • Clearness of text.
  • Other outstanding characteristics of the paper.
  • Fairness/balance in countries represented at the session, other considerations being equal.
  • Experience of the author as a speaker, all other considerations being equal.
  • Cases of practical experiences, research results with practical applications will be preferred, other considerations being equal.
  • For research papers, obvious soundness of methodology will be taken into account.


All proposals must be in before 21 April 2013.

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.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grantswebpage.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Call for Participation: 16th Distance Library Services Conference (Denver, April 2014)

Call for Participation: 16th Distance Library Services Conference (Denver, April 2014)

Inspire and challenge those who provide library services at a distance by sharing your research, ideas and best practices at the Distance Library Services Conference!

Central Michigan University’s Global Campus Library Services welcomes proposal submissions for the Sixteenth Distance Library Services Conference to be held in Denver, CO, April 23-25, 2014. The DLS Conference is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience on issues related to providing library services to those who are teaching and learning at a distance.

As practices that are effective in distance learning become increasingly applicable to any library environment, the information and networking opportunities offered by the DLS Conference can benefit all librarians, educators and administrators who are interested in expanding their reach beyond the physical campus.

To learn more about the conference and submitting a proposal, please visit http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2014

Eligible presenters can also enter to win the Conference Award, which includes free conference registration: http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2014/award

The deadline for proposal and Conference Award submissions is June 10, 2013.

We hope to see you in Denver in 2014!

Thad Dickinson
Conference Coordinator
16th Distance Library Services Conference

WPWVC/ ACRL Spring 2013 Meeting - Call for Proposals

 WPWVC/ ACRL Spring 2013 Meeting - Call for Proposals

The WPWVC/ ACRL Program Committee is now accepting proposals for the Spring 2013 Meeting, to be held on Thursday, June 6th in Morgantown, WV.  

The theme of the meeting is "Teaching with Technology".  This is an opportunity for librarians to demonstrate how technology can assist with teaching, both in the classroom and when working with users one-on-one.

While the theme of the meeting specifically mentions teaching, we are interested in proposals for any library innovation, service or problem that was developed or improved through the use of technology. 

The Committee is accepting proposals for presentations, round table discussions and poster sessions.  Presentations should be 50 minutes long including time for questions.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
·  Technology in the classroom
·  Social media in libraries
·  Technology and assessment
·  Information literacy
·  Innovative ways of offering traditional services
·  Using technology to improve workflow
·  Collection management and technology
Submit your proposals online at http://tinyurl.com/d9ptsxf      

The deadline for proposals is Saturday April 27, 2013.

Thank you!

WPWVC/ ACRL Program Committee:
Kyle Breneman
Nancy Clemente
Hilary Fredette, Chair
Marnie Hampton
Noel Kopriva
David Kupas
Allyson McKee
Steven Van Tuyl
Anna Mary Williford

Call for Articles and Papers on Mobile Teaching - Journal of Mobile Teaching (JMT)

Call for Articles and Papers on Mobile Teaching

The Journal of Mobile Teaching (JMT) seeks contributions on teaching and learning with mobile technologies.

Presentation categories include:

1.       General Articles on Mobile Teaching - Updates and evaluations on trends, strategies, and issues on mobile teaching and learning.

2.       Current Research and Trends - Articles and reports on current research that impacts teaching and learning with mobile technologies.

3.       Mobile Teaching Ideas and Projects - Articles and information on how mobile can innovate classroom teaching and learning, with sample mobile teaching projects for art, health, history, language arts, math, music, and science.

4.       Mobile Optimization for Visual Learning - This new addition to the knowledgebase is for articles and papers on visual learning and eye tracking for optimizing mobile teaching content.

For author guidelines and submission instructions, go to http://mobileteaching.org/JMT_Author_Guidelines.pdf

To review the new responsive format for JMT (beginning August 2013), go to http://journalcenter.org/JMT2

To review all of the teaching resources of the Mobile Teaching Knowledgebase Toolkit, go to http://mobileteaching.org/MT_Knowledgebase.pdf

If you have any questions about this call for contributions or have an interest in serving as a reviewing editor, please feel free to contact me at the address below.

Richard L. Austin
Emeritus Professor of Horticulture
University of Nebraska

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Call for panelists: Changing your ILS - California Academic and Research Library Association’s (CARL) webinar

Call for panelists: Changing your ILS - California Academic and Research Library Association’s (CARL) webinar 

Have you recently switched your ILS? Do you want to tell people about your experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly? If so, you might make a perfect panelist for the California Academic and Research Library Association’s (CARL) webinar “So you’re thinking of upgrading your ILS”.

The goal of this one and a half hour webinar is to give librarians who are contemplating switching or upgrading their ILS more information on the process from fellow librarians’ perspectives. It will be conducted via CCC Confer (Collaborate) and will be recorded for those that can’t attend the webinar.

We are looking for three to four panelists. Ideally, we would like at least one panelist that upgraded from their current ILS to a newer version (i.e. from Innovative’s Millennium to Sierra), one person who upgraded and switched vendors (i.e. from Voyager to Worldshare) and one who has upgraded from a proprietary system to an open source system (i.e. SirsiDynix to Koha). All panelists will be given ten minutes to talk about the upgrade process from their perspective and the rest of the webinar will be a Q&A session. We would like to know what worked well for your library, what didn’t, how library staff and students have adapted to the new system, etc.

The webinar will be scheduled to take place in the beginning in of October. Please email me, Christine Park, chpark@losmedanos.edu, if you are interested in participating on the panel with the specifics of your library’s switch (max 500 words). The deadline for panelists’ applications is May 14, 2013.

Christine Park
Technical Services Librarian
Los Medanos College