Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CFP: Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education (March 20, 2016 - Boston, MA)

Call for Proposals

Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education (March 20, 2016 - Boston, MA)


Boston, MA

Join us for the 2016 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning being held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary conference of Campus Compact.

Conference Focus:
The intended community for this pre-conference colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships between academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals and community partners. The pre-conference is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning.

The planning committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of libraries and service learning.

Session topics may include, but are not limited to
  • Accreditation
  • Added value
  • Assessment
  • Case studies
  • Institutional priorities
  • Partnerships
  • Retention
  • Student engagement
  • Student learning outcomes

Session length: 45 minutes.

Requirements: Written paper or designed activity to report the results of research, present case studies, or facilitate an active learning session related to libraries and service learning. Presentation sessions are limited to 30 minutes and should include time for questions. Presenters are encouraged to supply virtual handouts or other materials as appropriate.

Presentation proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the session, a brief presentation abstract (75-100 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s).

Submissions are due by Tuesday September 1 at 5:00PST

Website: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/libraries-and-service-learning/

Submission form (an account must be created to submit): http://bit.ly/1JYfQ71

Contact Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, Santa Clara University at jnutefall@scu.edu

Monday, June 29, 2015

CFP: The Active Librarian -- New Journal for Public Librarians

The Active Librarian
URL: http://www.activelibrarians.com/

I write to inform you of a new publication in our field, The Active Librarian, an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to enhancing the services of public librarianship by publishing repeatable, data-driven best practices.

Phew: that's a mouthful.  And the last time I'll type like that.  At least in this email.

The Active Librarian seeks to centralize best practices for us public librarians.  We are not afforded the many professional development opportunities academic librarians receive, despite the significance of our work and the necessity of keeping it current and fresh.  We at TAL argue that we need a centralized online location, a "republic of letters" (though far more
inclusive than the last one!), for public librarians to access, discuss, and distribute best practices.  A full description of the journal, and how it differs in both purpose and submission from other journals, follows my signature below.

You can access the journal directly at http://www.activelibrarians.com -- it is a work in progress, many magnitudes in progress, and we are soliciting the following aid:

We are seeking referees, submissions, and graphic designers for our inaugural issue.  You know, there can only be one first issue -- although I grant that there can be only one of any issue -- so start drafting your submission now. You do not need to be a public librarian to referee or to publish with us, but be advised that our content will be exclusively about public librarianship.

We aim to publish one volume per year with 9 issues, although we shall adjust the publishing schedule to meet supply, demand, and other such capitalist nouns.  We would like to publish volume 1, issue 1, for October 1st. Note that we are flexible with the journal's evolution and will not rule out a "rolling submissions" format -- where this journal goes ultimately depends on its community.

Between and within published issues, we are also hosting a discussion forum, where librarians can exchange ideas, query one another, and plan professional development opportunities together.  Like the journal itself, this forum will evolve to meet the community's needs.  Even if you have no intentions to publish with us, come join our forum to build a community of active and engaged librarians.

Thank you for reading, and please send me any questions, comments, concerns, words of encouragement, spam, recommendations, and spare vitriol you have lying  (laying?) about.

Michael J. Carlozzi
Librarian for Information and Technology Services
Canton Public Library
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021

Libraries fulfill vital community needs. Since such needs are always changing, librarianship requires actively evolving professionals.  Public librarians in particular must acquire a wide-ranging set of skills and talents: outreach and marketing, computer networking, digital literacy instruction, collection development, and much, much more.

Traditionally professionals develop their field through active research, using conferences and publication venues as primary means to share notable work. Public librarians do not readily enjoy these development opportunities. Unlike our colleagues in academic positions, we often cannot attend distant conferences or take sabbaticals; we cannot purchase expensive database subscriptions, limiting our exposure to cutting-edge research; and many of us do not have time apportioned for pursuing large-scale research projects.  But our work benefits from the same professional exchange as academic librarians; the patrons we serve are no less important, and our community outreach is arguably greater and more critical.

We need a centralized repository of clear, direct, and specific resources to expand best practices and to replicate successful programs.  Such a collection will help us better meet the needs of our patrons and our profession.

The Active Librarian serves this role.   Our publication reports on concrete, specific initiatives, services, programs, and protocols.  They provide clear explanations for these proposals with the intention of being repeatable by other public librarians.   In short, another library should be able to take the information in our articles and use that information to develop, implement, or enhance its own service.  Ultimately The Active Librarian aims to enhance the profession by publishing needed programmatic analysis and assessment. Following a central tenet of librarianship - free access to all - TAL will publish as an entirely open access journal, free to all.


TAL is a practical rather than academic journal. We adhere to important practices of publishing original work vetted by peer review. However, we forgo overly-rigid academic norms in order to emphasize application. For example, a TAL article does not need a literature review, an exhaustive references list, or some deep statistical analysis. Instead, you need a good idea and a clear, direct explanation of that idea so that it becomes repeatable. Would other libraries benefit from the work you have done? What are the features of your work and steps it takes to implement it? How do you know assess the program to know it's "working"? These are general questions that can guide TAL articles.

Submissions report on an initiative, program, or service at your library.  For example, you may have recently adopted an adult literacy program.  Turning your program into a successful article will mean developing a clear description of the program and its target audience, offering a lucid outline of the programming involved, providing an example of lesson plans used, and reviewing any steps to assess the program's efficacy and the progress of its participants.  We would also encourage a follow-up submission, where you would report on assessment findings and describe any adjustments you had made or plan
to implement.

Acceptable topics include any library-related idea that can be generalized to and applied by other librarians -- i.a. fostering an educational partnership, configuring credit card payments, developing a community "make space," writing a troubleshooting guide for Envisionware's Time Management service, becoming a passport processor. Put simply, if you do something well, we want to hear about it.

We invite you to submit to TAL if you think your project is best publicized widely and freely, and understood as practical application rather than theory-building or historicizing.  Feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether your project “fits.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Iowa IUG Meeting Call for Proposals (Iowa Innovative Users Group (Iowa City, Iowa - Sept 17, 2015)

The Iowa Innovative Users Group will be meeting Thursday, September 17th at the Iowa City Public Library and will have a Circulation focus.

We invite Circulation related presentations from Millennium/Sierra or Polaris libraries of 60 minutes in length, with some of that time set aside for questions. Ideas for forums or panel sessions to discuss a topic related to circulation are also of interest.  Big libraries, small libraries, public, academic, special - circulation and patron service are something we all have in common:

*         Loan rules, Holds, Fines or Demerits!  Attendees would love to hear your tips and tricks for what can be overwhelming and complicated.
*         Do you have Self-Check stations?  Tell us about them and what they have meant to your library.
*         Why not share a Circulation service, training, or specialty with other Innovative users in the state at the Iowa IUG Meeting?

Please send your proposal (Name, contact information, and a brief abstract or idea) to Sheryl Bissen, Iowa IUG Vice Chair/Chair Elect (bissen@grinnell.edu). Proposals are due July 10, 2015.

Thank you all again and we look forward to seeing your proposals!

Sheryl Bissen
Library Systems Support Specialist
Grinnell College Libraries
1111 6th Ave.
Grinnell, IA  50112


Monday, June 22, 2015

Call for Narratives: Special Issue on Librarians as Helping Professionals (REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping)

Call for Narratives: Special Issue on Librarians as Helping Professionals
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Laura Habat, Guest Editor

REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping
Published by Cleveland State University School of Social Work
Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is a double-blind peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal that has been published since 1995.  All of the journal’s issues are now available online at www.rnoph.org and via EBSCO SocIndex.  This is a call for narratives to be featured in a Special Issue: Librarians as Helping Professionals.

The compelling vignettes found in Reflections narratives portray interpersonal interactions, witnessed events, and felt experiences.  Rooted in key moments, this narrative content is placed within the context of a well-told story (exposition).  In addition to showing and telling what happened in their practice and activism, authors often reflect on their stories and share conclusions.  Reflections articles are valuable for education for practice.  They also contribute to empirical knowledge about the nature of practice in the helping professions and often introduce important ideas and concepts that address unresolved theoretical problems.

The present Special Issue on Librarians as Helping Professionals will publish narratives about professional practice with individuals and communities as it relates to librarianship.  Historical reflections on the role of librarianship as a helping profession are also welcome.  Librarians and other helping professionals recognize the need for access to information and resources that encourage learning, enrichment, and a sense of community.  Another shared value is a commitment to helping others and working with the public, including vulnerable populations.  Librarianship is firmly rooted in advocacy for information and working with people to access that information.  Libraries promote lifelong learning, civic engagement and community development.  Librarians are both information professionals and helping professionals.  We offer a unique perspective in our work with the community.  This special issue is an opportunity for librarians to publish narratives which acknowledge these aspects of the profession.

Please read the Helpful Instructions on the journal website as well as the Review Guidelines prior to preparing your manuscript.  Write your narrative in a style which makes sense to you, from a single vignette to longer stories with multiple portrayals of interaction and references to literature, within the range of 1200-8000 words.  Submit to Reflections, being sure to choose the Librarians as Helping Professionals section when doing so.  When registering for the journal, be sure to check the author box. For feedback, even on an early idea for a narrative, please contact the Guest Editor: Laura Habat, MLIS, MSW-Candidate, l.habat@vikes.csuohio.edu.  Librarians wishing to serve as reviewers of submitted articles are also welcome to contact the guest editor.

Call for chapter proposals - Experiential learning in academic and research libraries

Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Experiential learning in academic and research libraries

The editor of the forthcoming Chandos Publishing book Experiential learning in academic and research libraries: Its importance and applications, to be published mid-2016, seeks chapter proposals from librarians who have used experiential learning to transform their collections and services, while creating collaborative synergies to support institutional mission and student success.  The book will be a “one-stop-shop” for libraries looking to ground their experiential learning programs and services on a sure footing, and will suggest unique and exciting ways to add experiential learning to the library’s offerings.  Chapters are sought which highlight programs, services, or resources that are grounded in experiential learning and which benefit academic library users and/or contribute to student success.

Proposals on relevant experiential programs from other library types may also be considered, as well as international or global perspectives (including Native/Indigenous/First Nations).  No previously published material, please.

Topics may include:

  • Integrating experiential learning into information literacy curricula
  • Experiential learning outcomes and assessment
  • Learning communities
  • Freshman Year Experience courses and library instruction
  • Intersections of experiential/constructivist learning theories and information science theory
  • Learning styles
  • Service Learning
  • Project/Problem/Inquiry-based learning
  • Experiential learning collaborations outside of the library
  • Outreach and marketing
  • Staff development and training
  • Leadership and management
  • Wellness
  • Experiential library programming
  • Designing library spaces for experiential learning
  • Use of technology for experiential learning outcomes
  • Distance learning
  • Makerspaces
  • Games/Gaming and experiential learning
  • Social Media/Social Networking
  • Learning Commons
  • Museums and cultural institutions
  • National libraries
  • Best practices/Tips/Advice

Submission Procedure:

Proposal submission deadline is: July 3, 2015

Proposals (in Microsoft Word format) should include: a 150 to 200-word abstract describing your chosen topic and its relevance to the main topic of the work, a statement of contributor(s) qualifications to write chapter on proposed topic, a brief biographical sketch of contributor(s), and names and contact information for all contributors (please identify a main contributor).

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 17, 2015. Chapters accepted for inclusion will be expected to be around 4,500-5,000 words.

Send inquiries and submissions to:

Pete McDonnell

Systems/Distance Learning/Circulation Librarian
Bemidji State University
A.C. Clark Library, #28
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji, MN   56601

Pete McDonnell

Pete McDonnell
Systems/Distance Learning/Circulation Librarian
Bemidji State University / A.C. Clark Library, #28 / 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE / Bemidji, MN  56601

Sunday, June 21, 2015

CFP: Knowledge Quest (AASL - American Association of School Librarians)

Knowledge Quest: http://knowledgequest.aasl.org
Author Information: http://knowledgequest.aasl.org/write/
Guidelines: http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/Author%20Guidelines%20REVISED.pdf

Knowledge Quest is seeking original, unpublished manuscripts that address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory, and relevant disciplines. Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Emerging trends
  • Reading/literacy
  • Collaboration/Co-teaching
  • Leadership
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Makerspaces
  • Technology
  • Classification systems
  • Career development
  • Standards/testing
  • STEM
  • Collection development/curation
  • Inquiry
Knowledge Quest is NOT interested in:
  • Basic primers on the role of the school library/school librarian
  • Press releases or vendor news articles
Your submission will be reviewed by the Knowledge Quest Editorial Board. Authors will be notified upon receipt of manuscript. Unsolicited manuscripts undergo blind review by the Knowledge Quest editorial advisory board. The process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. When the review is completed, the author will be notified of the outcome.
Guidelines: http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/Author%20Guidelines%20REVISED.pdf

Friday, June 19, 2015

CFP: Integrating LibGuides and LibApps in Library Websites: A LITA Guide

Call for Chapter Proposals

Integrating LibGuides and LibApps in Library Websites: A LITA Guide

Editors – Aaron W. Dobbs & Ryan L. Sittler, Ph.D.

Send Proposals to libguides2@gmail.com

Aaron and Ryan have a contract with Rowman and Littlefield & LITA to produce a new book on integrating LibGuides and LibApps - particularly version 2 - to enhance library websites. This is a follow-up to Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services: A LITA Guide (2013) published with us and Dr. Douglas Cook.

We are looking for authors.
If you are interested in writing one of the following chapters OR in suggesting something for the book that we have simply just not thought of yet, please send a proposal tolibguides2@gmail.com. Proposal guidelines are at the end of this document.

  • Proposals must be submitted by July 6, 2015 at 5:00pm EST.
  • Final accepted chapters will be due to us by September 25, 2015 at 5:00pm EST (though earlier is fine) for revisions and feedback.
  • Those requiring additional edits will be due back by October 30, 2015 at 5:00pm EST. The publication date is currently set for early 2016.  

We welcome proposals on the following topics. Your proposal can address all of the sub-points listed or only one or two. Authors with complimentary proposals may be asked to work together:

1.         Introduction to LibGuides and LibApps - This is an overview meant to explain the difference between LibGuides and LibApps, the types of tools available within each, and to help the reader determine whether or not LibGuides and/or LibApps are something they could effectively utilize.

2.            Migrating to LibGuides / LibApps Version 2 – This section will address making the case for migration to your constituencies, as well as addressing the planning that needs to take place - as well as the formal migration.

3.            Behind the Scenes / Administration - This part will deal with the administrator side of LibGuides / LibApps. This can include: administration, resource management options, incorporating LibApps into site structure, recommendations for changes to CSS for fixing issues and/or modifying functionality, and/or training others to use LibGuides within your institution.
4.            Design & Development -  Well-designed LibGuides will be used more often and with a higher level of success. This section will address: site structure for SEO and discoverability, designing for mobile first, page design, page layout, page structure, visual design principles, multimedia integration, incorporating LibApps widgets into your site, advanced CSS/HTML/Javascript for customization.

5.            Real World Best Practices  Show us how you’ve successfully used LibGuides and/or LibApps to do any of the following: training (students, staff, patrons, etc), reference, scheduling, information repository, archiving, teaching, online teaching, other ways that we haven’t listed here - or just show us an exemplary LibGuide that you’ve created.

6.            Usability and Accessibility – How do you know your LibGuides are successful from a usability and accessibility perspective? Areas for inclusion here could be: direct feedback with LibSurveys, 3rd party analytics, assessing LibGuides through an information literacy lens, or ADA usability testing and potential fixes for the site.

7.            Other Ideas and Suggestions - We are highly receptive to your suggestions for something not listed here. If you have a great idea that you think would fit within the scope of this book, please submit a proposal. We like new ideas and perspectives. Every idea will be given thorough consideration.  

Proposal Guidelines
Proposals are due by July 6, 2015 at 5:00pm EST.
Final accepted chapters will be due to us by September 25, 2015 at 5:00pm EST.
Those chapters requiring additional edits will have be sent back to the authors with feedback and a new deadline of October 30, 2015 at 5:00pm EST.
Publication is anticipated in early 2016.  Chapters must be unique to this book, if you have published an article about LibGuides and/or LibApps, your chapter cannot be a rehash of the same topic. Workshops and presentations are fine as a basis for a chapter.

Send Proposals to  – libguides2@gmail.com
  Chapter proposals should be no longer than two pages. Please include the following
a.            Your name and contact info
b.            Other publications/qualifications
c.            Proposed Chapter Title, Outline, and several paragraphs of description

Email either or both of us with questions.
-Aaron W. Dobbs, Scholarly Communications & Electronic Resources Librarian, Shippensburg University of PA, awdobbs at ship.edu.
-Ryan L. Sittler, Instructional Technology / Information Literacy Librarian, California University of PA, sittler at calu.edu

Thursday, June 18, 2015

CFP: Special Issue of First Monday (June 2016) “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”

CFP for First Monday special issue: “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”

Call for Papers: Special Issue of First Monday (June 2016)
“A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”

Special Editors: Michael Zimmer and Anna L. Hoffmann

2015 marks 10 years since the publication of “What Is Web 2.0?” [1], Tim O’Reilly’s influential declaration of Web 2.0’s practical and conceptual underpinnings. In the intervening years, the popularity of Web 2.0 as a descriptive term has waxed and waned. At the same time, however, the platforms, principles, and ideologies that ushered in the Web 2.0 Era have only grown in their relevance: concerns over labor and social production have persisted in, for example, critical discussions of personal data ownership or the “sharing economy;” questions of exploitation and dominance are increasingly pressing in the face of the power and reach exhibited by companies like Google, Facebook, or Twitter; as knowledge platforms like Wikipedia have flourished, so have concerns over diminished critical-thinking skills and the monopolization of knowledge; and, finally, critical attention to the (often tenuous) relationship between democracy and participatory platforms remains vital to understanding the power of social media tools for facilitating social and political protest at the same time as it enables new opportunities for surveillance and political repression. In addition, while social networking sites and tools have provided unparalleled opportunities to connect, communicate, and share, they’ve also given rise to problems of identity management, cyberbullying, revenge porn, and (sometimes cruel) practices of trolling.

Under various guises, Web 2.0 has retained an ability to expand social, political, and economic opportunity while at the same time fostering resistance and controversy in its reach and ideological commitments.

In 2008, First Monday published a special issue on “Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0” [2] bringing together a diverse group of scholars to “expose, explore and explain the ideological meanings and the social, political, and ethical implications of Web 2.0”. These contributions addressed issues of labor, privacy, exploitation, and broader conceptual and practical implications of participatory platforms and social production online.

In light of Web 2.0’s continued relevance and impact, we are pleased to edit a new special issue of First MondayA Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond – that aims to update and extend previous critical assessments of online social and participatory platforms and practices.

We seek submissions from a broad array of disciplines and perspectives representing a diverse collection topics, including, but not limited to:
  • identity and pseudonymity
  • algorithms and the filter bubble
  • exercise of power and protest
  • social media and democracy
  • privacy and data flows
  • memes and virality
  • labor and exploitation
  • commodification and corporatization
  • content production and appropriation
  • cyberbullying and online harassment
  • law and regulatory interventions
  • social data and research ethics
In addition, we especially encourage submissions that examine the above (or other) issues as they intersect with issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, or socioeconomic status.

  • Extended Abstracts Due: September 1, 2015
  • Feedback from Editors: October 1, 2015
  • Full Submissions Due: February 1, 2016
  • Peer Review Feedback: April 1, 2016
  • Final Submissions Due: May 15, 2016
  • Issue Appears: June 2016
Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract of 400-500 words to DecadeOfWeb20@gmail.com  for review by the editors. Selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper for the special issue, which will then undergo formal external peer-review. Final submissions must follow the Author Guidelines [3] for First Monday.

  • Dr. Michael Zimmer, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Dr. Anna Lauren Hoffmann, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

  1. http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html
  2. http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/issue/view/263
  3. http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CFP: LOEX Fall Focus 2015 Conference: ACRL Framework (November 13-14, 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan)

LOEX Fall Focus 2015 Conference: ACRL Framework 
***Call for Breakout Session Proposals***

November 13-14, 2015
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti MI

You are invited to submit a proposal for LOEX’s first Fall Focus Conference, a library instruction conference focused on showcasing some of the current best practices and most interesting viewpoints regarding the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We are excited to bring together librarians from all over to discuss all aspects of the Framework and learn how it can be most effectively utilized in our libraries and institutions.

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Monday, August 3, 2015. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, August 28, 2015. You do not need to be a LOEX member to submit a proposal.

For more details, please visit 

Special Issue Call for Papers: Journal of Web Librarianship - Digital Scholarship and the Libraries' Role

Special Issue Call for Papers: Digital Scholarship and the Libraries' Role

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Digital Humanities entitled, "Digital Scholarship and the Libraries' Role." We anticipate a broad spectrum of articles that address the diversity of roles that libraries have taken in working with the digital humanities and other digital scholarship. At a minimum, articles should address digital scholarship with a discussion about how the library was involved in the project or work, to what extent, and in what role.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.  Research
  • Services and resources provided by the library to support digital scholarship
  • The role of library professionals in the production of digital scholarship
  • Capturing data to demonstrate the impact of digital scholarship
2. Teaching
  • The role of the library in helping students gain the skills necessary to complete digital scholarship projects
  • The role of the library in identifying relevant digital humanities projects for use in academic courses
  • Services designed to help faculty think about the pedagogical design of a digital humanities project
3. Advocacy
  • Raising campus awareness of digital scholarship
  • Digital humanities and tenure
  • Budgeting for digital humanities projects

The deadline for manuscript submissions is September 30, 2015. TheJournal of Web Librarianship receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at:http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib

Questions regarding your submission may be directed to the Guest Editor, Lauren Pressley, at: lauren@laurenpressley.com

C4L Journal Issue #30 Call for Papers

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. 

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 30th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 30th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid October, 2015, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Monday, August 17, 2015. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message. 

The Code4Lib Journal encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical) 
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced 
* Case studies 
* Best practices 
* Reviews 
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries 
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology 
* Project management and communication within the library environment 
* Assessment and user studies 

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 29 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org

Remember, for consideration for the 30th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Monday, August 17, 2015

Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing. 

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CFP: Open Source Software and Tools for the Library and Archive (Online conference - September 17, 2015)

Have you made the move to integrate open source software? If so, we want to hear about it and share it with others!

Amigos Library Services is looking for presenters for our upcoming September conference, "Open Source Software and Tools for the Library and Archive." We are looking for success stories concerning open source software or tools used in a recent or current project.

We encourage a wide variety of projects (content or institutional repositories, integrated library systems, public-facing websites, etc.) that have utilized open source tools. Examples could include Omeka, WordPress, Koha, Audacity, Drupal, Archivists’ Toolkit, Ushahidi, or self-created or modified software.

If you can speak on one of these topics or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal by July 13. Don't worry if you've never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Carmen Cowick, cowick@amigos.org  or 800-843-8482, ext. 2844.

To submit a proposal: https://www.amigos.org/node/3282