Friday, January 31, 2014

CFP: ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Preconference - Extended deadline: February 14, 2014

CFP: ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Preconference - Extended deadline: February 14, 2014

Training the Trainer: keeping up and staying ahead of new trends, standards, services and technologies
The American Library Association IRRT Preconference Committee invites proposals for presentations at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on June 27, 2014. The IRRT Preconference provides a forum for librarians interested in international librarianship to discuss the current and future state of librarianship.

The library profession is constantly adjusting to new technical developments, standards and innovative new services. Yet the current fiscal climate can make it difficult for librarians and libraries to invest in continuing training and professional development.
This year the IRRT Preconference is inviting presentation proposals that address professional development and continuing education initiatives and strategies conducted by librarians for their coworkers, organizations or the profession at large. Of particular interest for this year’s preconference are case studies of institutional/organizational support and/or staff buy-in, overcoming budgetary constraints, and other successes or educational failures. The following topics are suggested for presenters to consider, but other topics pertaining to the theme are also welcome:

·         RDA: training cataloging and technical service department
·         E-book: workshops, support and training for Librarians
·         Initiating mobile services (Roving reference, etc.)
·         New Librarianship
·         Open Access Initiatives/Digital Repository
·         Education of future librarians/changes in library school programs
·         Marketing
·         Fund Raising
·         Introducing new standards/services/programs
·         International librarian exchanges programs
·         Mentor programs

In the proposal, please provide:
1.      Title of the presentation
2.      Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page or 300 words)
3.      Name, title of position, and affiliation of the presenter(s)
4.      Contact information (e-mail address and phone number)
5.      Brief biographical statement of the presenter(s)’ credentials
Please submit your proposal to mailto:stefanie.havelka@lehman.cuny.eduand no later than February 14, 2014. All proponents will be notified by February 28, 2014.

The IRRT Preconference will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference (June 27– July 2, 2013) in Las Vegas.  It will be a half-day program from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Up to six presenters will be selected and grouped into panels. Each presenter is expected to give 15 minutes of presentation ;  there will be a Q&A session at the end of each panel..  All presenters are encouraged to submit a copy of PowerPoint slides or full-length paper by May 1, 2014, to be included in the pre conference packets and published on the IRRT web site after the conference.

Stefanie Havelka
Assistant Professor
Electronic Resources – Web Services Librarian
Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, CUNY

Friday, January 24, 2014

CFP: NWILL 2014 Conference (Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference)

CFP: NWILL 2014 Conference (Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference)

The 13th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 11-12, 2014, in Portland Oregon at Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus! Look for registration opening early in May.

Lori Reed, co-author of Workplace Learning and Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Call for Proposals

The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners.

The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well:

  • Managing your ILL statistics
  • Sustainable ILL, greening practices
  • Coping with fewer resources
  • ILL for public libraries
  • Succession planning
  • Libraries without books, what does it mean for ILL?
  • Keeping track of licensing of e-content for ILL
  • Training staff and students
  • Shared Print

Check our Program page for more information and to submit a proposal. Deadline: February 28, 2014

Call for Workshops: Library Financial Management Conference (March 2014)

Call for Workshops: Library Financial Management Conference (March 2014)

JANUARY 31, 2014

MARCH 2-3, 2014

Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Library Financial Management Conference. The Conference is exclusively devoted to providing a gathering platform for libraryfinancial managers to meet and share ideas and new innovations. The Conference will focus on current issues in managing the budgets and financial affairs of libraries and is open to professionals from throughout North America.  

The Conference will begin at 12:00 pm on Sunday March 2nd with a Welcome Lunch followed by a full afternoon of workshops. It will continue on Monday morning March 3rd with a Keynote Breakfast following by a morning of workshops and conclude on Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm with a Closing Lunch.  
We invite proposals from members of your library financial management team who are interested in presenting a 60 minute session on any topic related to library financial management and stewardship including, but not limited to, the following areas:

·     budget development
·       budget management
·       internal accounting controls
·       auditing and working with auditors
·       controlling costs
·       developing new revenue
·       managing expenses
·       stewardship
·       negotiation of vendor contracts
·       investment management
·       cost accounting strategies
·       risk management
·       financial record management
·       forecasting
·       asset management

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is next Friday January 31, 2014 at3:00 pm ET. The proposal should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the workshop, a brief description of the workshop, and a short bio of the presenter(s). All workshop presenters attend the conference at a special registration fee.   

Workshop presenters are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. However, the Conference can provide courtesy ground transportation from the airport and Amtrak station in Philadelphia to the Conference hotel in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.    

A complete brochure on the entire conference with registration information will be forthcoming in February. All proposals and any questions should be sent



* Proposal Deadline: April 11, 2014*

January 20–22, 2015 at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Please join us for the 2015 Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) - Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement (SoTE) Conference to be held in Orem, Utah, on January 20–22, 2015, in cooperation
with Utah Valley University Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence
The conference theme is Reaching the Summit: Explorations in Meaningful Learning Through Community Engagement. Community-based engaged learning provides students with *authentic and meaningful learning* that applies curricula knowledge to real-world situations. Presentations are sought on meaningful community engagement by students, faculty and administration. Presentations on research and global perspectives on engagement are invited. Three tracks will accommodate submission:

Track 1: Students and Community Engagement
Track 2: Faculty and Community Engagement
Track 3: Institution and Community Engagement

Conference details are on the conference website
and proposals may be submitted at:

*Please submit your proposals by April 11, 2014. *

Orem, Utah is nestled in the majestic Wasatch Mountain Range and only minutes way from world renowned ski
resorts<>and the iconic Sundance
Film Festival and other cool activities

We look forward to seeing you in Utah!

CFP: CUNY Library Assessment Conference

CFP: CUNY Library Assessment Conference

Call for Submissions

The City University of New York Office of Library Services is pleased to announce a conference:

Reinventing Libraries: Reinventing Assessment Innovative Practices and Ideas that Challenge the Status Quo

“Reinventing Libraries: Reinventing Assessment. Innovative Practices and Ideas that Challenge the Status Quo” will be held on June 6, 2014 at Baruch College in New York City. The Office of Library Services at the City University of New York invites the submission of proposals for presentations of papers and posters on innovative approaches to library assessment, particularly those that challenge established assessment ideas and practices. The conference will be national in scope and will address the value of library assessment as a means to improve academic programs, teaching, learning, and facilitating the curricular and research activities of students and faculty. The goal of the conference is to bring together interested practitioners and researchers to share their ideas and information on the vital topic of library assessment. Break-out session topics will include:
•       Information literacy assessment, including General Education and learning outcomes
•       Qualitative assessment (for example, ethnographic surveys and other interpretive approaches that evaluate users’ behavior)
•       Collection assessment, particularly digital
•       Assessment of library design, furnishings and technology
•       Evaluation of library services in support of online education (for example, chat, reference and embedded librarianship)
•       Value and impact of the library on the greater community

Papers: Presentation time is in blocks of 20-minutes or 40-minutes. Proposals should be in pdf format and include a title, author(s), an abstract (250 word maximum) outlining the topic and the ways in which it contributes to the field of library assessment, and a short biographical statement (50 words). Deadline for papers is June 1, 2014. Final draft of papers submitted by June 30, 2014 will be included in the conference proceedings.

Posters: Posters should provide a graphic presentation of the topic. This is an opportunity to present the results of your assessment project. Posters will be displayed informally on easels in the lunch/lounge area of the conference center and presenters will be able to share their work with the attendees and receive feedback. Poster proposals should be in pdf format and contain a brief abstract (100 word maximum) detailing the focus of the work and how it contributes to the field, and a short biographical statement (50 words). Poster session summaries will also be included in the conference proceedings.

Please submit proposals by March 1, 2014. Those submitting proposals will be notified of the decision by March 31, 2014ubmis. To make a submission go to:

For further information contact:
Ann Fiddler

EPI journal - CfP on Information visualization (May 2014) and Almetrics (July 2014)

EPI journal - CfP on Information visualization (May 2014) and Almetrics (July 2014)

I inform you that the Spanish journal "El profesional de la información" (EPI) has changed its policy, removing its restrictions on languages: now it accepts articles also in English, French and Portuguese.

EPI is a bimonthly, print + online, peer reviewed journal, indexed by the main databases:
WoS-SSCI (2012 IF = 0,439), Scopus (SJR 2012 = 0,279), Inspec, Lista, Lisa, Isoc/Csic, Francis, Pascal, Economía y negocios, Dialnet, Academic Search, etc. Accredited by French Hceres (former Aeres), and ranked first on the Spanish LIS journals list of EC3 Metrics (University of Granada):

Next central themes
Please note that we try to concentrate some topics in specific issues, but we accept articles on any subject along all the year.

Vol. 23, issue 3, May-June 2014
INFORMATION VISUALIZATION, deadline February 10th 2014 (sorry for the short notice)
Take advantage of having published your article illustrations in full colour!
In this issue we still don't charge any fee for publishing (unless you choose our OA choice, @ Euro 400).

Vol. 23, issue 4, July-August 2014
ALTMETRICS, deadline March 10th 2014
Important notice:
The general economic crisis has affected the number of institutional subscribers to EPI –libraries have no money for subscriptions-. This situation is beginning to threaten the viability of EPI as an independent journal that is self-financed based on its market value.
So before it's too late, we decided to change our funding strategy from a model that only lies in subscriptions to another where the costs are shared between subscribers and authors. As a consequence, from this issue v. 23, n. 4 on, we are going to charge Euro 200 per published article.
We remind you that in case you prefer to pay for freeing your article, you still have available our OA choice at only Euro 400 per article.

How to submit manuscripts
Information for authors
-In Spanish:
-In Google's English translation (proper translation coming soon)

Best regards,

Tomas Baiget, EPI Director, Barcelona, Spain.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wayne State University NDSA Student Chapter's Converge and Ingest 2014: Call for Speakers and Poster Submissions

Wayne State University NDSA Student Chapter's Converge and Ingest 2014: Call for Speakers 

The Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter will be holding its 2nd colloquium, "Converge and Ingest: Building a Toolbox”, on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Detroit, MI.  We are looking for students, alumni, and professionals to speak or present a poster about any topic related to skills and tools needed to begin and grow in the digital preservation field.We accept digital poster submissions for those that want to submit but cannot attend. 


Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter’s 2nd Colloquium 

"Converge and Ingest: Building a Toolbox” 

Saturday, April 5, 2014 

Purdy Kresge Library 

5265 Cass Ave 

Detroit, MI 48202 

TARGETED PRESENTERS | We are looking for students, alumni, and professionals to speak or present a poster on digital preservation. This year’s theme is “Building a Toolbox”, which involves any topic related to skills and tools needed to begin and grow in the digital preservation field. 

RESEARCH FOCUS | Topics of interest include the changing nature of the digital preservation job market, new tools and technologies in digital preservation, creative problem-solving for digital preservation, identifying preservation issues on an individual institutional level, marketing digital preservation, and digital preservation case studies. 

Speakers – We are looking for speakers to present research, case studies, or processes about digital preservation. Each speaker will be given a 15-25 minute time frame to speak, as well as a question and answer period. 

Poster Submissions – Poster submissions are an excellent way to showcase your research interests, interact with students and professionals in your field, and build your resume. We accept digital poster submissions for those that want to submit but cannot attend. Students are strongly encouraged to participate. We want to showcase your projects, ideas and research related to digital preservation. 

DEADLINE | The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014 

SUBMISSION PROCESS | Submit to the following information: 

  • Your name, email, and phone number
  • Brief background/bio relevant to your presentation 
  • Title of your presentation. Indicate if it is for a talk or poster. 
  • Description of your presentation (250 words) or for posters (150 words) 
  • *Accepted presenters will be notified after February 22nd.* 

COLLOQUIUM DETAILS | The tentative format includes a professional panel session, research presentations, and a poster session with informal conversations to close. If you have other topics that you may want to introduce or other research questions, please contact our faculty advisor, Kim Schroeder at

WSU NDSA Student Chapter blog:

WSU NDSA Facebook page: 

WSU NDSA Twitter page:

The deadline for submissions is February 15th. 

Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter Officers 



Monday, January 20, 2014

Call for Proposals: First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference (Cleveland, Ohio - April 2014)

Call for Proposals: First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

When: April 7-8, 2014
Where: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
More information: 

Proposals are now being accepted for the First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. The conference will be hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.

The inaugural conference will focus on starting library initiatives to support first year students, assessing outcomes of services and resources, and building the collaborative relationships throughout the organization to prepare a holistic approach to student success and retention.

The 2 days will feature 1-2 keynotes and/or panel discussions, surrounded by a number of concurrent sessions organized around proposed tracks of interest. Participants are welcomed from all types of organizations and levels of staffing. Programming will be offered to improve established programs or prepare for a new initiative.

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions organized by tracks, 1½-hour panel discussions, and poster presentations.  We welcome all proposals for consideration. We are particularly interested in sessions that consider:
  • “Personal Librarian” services, such as direct interactions, custom experiences, etc.
  • Starting new programs or initiatives
  • Views and goals of campus administrators
  • Student stories & testimonies
  • How to measure impact & success; assessment methods
  • Staffing models
  • Relationship building (internal & external to library)
  • Overall role within a larger information literacy instruction program
  • Events, programs, orientations, etc.
  • Challenges & concerns
  • Marketing & communication
  • The “future” and next generation program
  • Diversity issues and approaches
  • Developing relationship with parents

Submission Guidelines and Selection Criteria
  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes
    • Could include hands-on activities, case studies, white papers, demonstrations, and/or panel presentations.
  • Panel discussions: 90 minutes
    • Focused on a larger topic that requires perspective from multiple people and/or organizations.
    • Would also typically include 10-15 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Posters
    • Could include case studies, white papers, or demonstrations.
    • A few slots will be available for digital posters or demonstrations using Mondopads or classroom technologies.

Submissions must include:
  • Proposed session title
  • Presenters’ names, titles, and affiliations
  • Brief abstract (200-300 words) that would be acceptable for the conference program and website
  • Longer description, approximately 500-600 words
  • Brief statement on learning outcomes & expected audience
  • Technology, physical space, or other requirements

Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about personal librarian and first year experiences. Acceptance will be competitive, and conducted by a conference committee consisting of Kelvin Smith Library employees and virtual committee members from several university libraries involved in personal librarian and/or FYE programs.

Registration costs will be the responsibility of each attendees and presenters, and will not be covered by the conference organizers.

Submit proposals: 

Submit questions to: Brian Gray (

Important Future Dates
January 31, 2014: Proposal submission deadline
early February: Attendee registration opens
February 17, 2014 (tentative): Notification of acceptance
February 24, 2014 (tentative): Selected presenters must confirm participation
end of February: formal program announced
March 17, 2014: Registration deadline