Saturday, December 29, 2018

Call for Chapters: Innovative Trends and New Technologies in Library and Information Science

Call for Chapters: Innovative Trends and New Technologies in Library and Information Science

Since the long time, Library and information science professionals are playing pivotal roles in searching, gathering, analysing, and disseminating right information and resources to the right user in the right time and in right format by using their best practices, skills, technologies, innovations etc. Thus, the library and information science professionals are being worked as information and resources providers to the users at the worldwide level. On the other hand, the emergence of the new innovations, best practices and technologies at the worldwide level, adding new dimensions into library and information science domain in diverse ways such as enhancing and delivering the library services, products, education, courses and so on. Resultant, library and information science professionals are attracting towards emerging innovations, best practices and technologies taking place in worldwide level and also looking for the how to using them with full potentials by understanding, adopting and implementing different innovations, best practices and technologies into their working places for enhancing and delivering the education, services, resources and products in different formats and modes in order to satisfy the information needs and other demands of the users for diverse purposes. But, to understand, adopt and use the various innovations, best practices and technologies with their full potentials and successfully in the library and information science domain, library and information science professionals encompass through various stages such as various opportunities, challenges and other constraints as well. It is however, to discover the different facts and issues regarding what, why, when, how, in what extend etc. new innovations, best practices and technologies are being understood, adopted and used by library and information science professionals in to library and information science domain in real sense, this book is to plan to publish. This book will cover the different topics or areas as given in the heading of Recommended Topics as well as other topics or subjects related to the innovative trends and new technologies in library and information science sphere.

The objectives of this book are not only to examine the use of different types of new innovations, best practices and technologies in library and information science domain in present era but also to look for what types of new innovations, best practices and technologies will be taking place in library and information science area in future perspectives. This book intends to make every library and information science professionals aware regarding new innovations, trends and technologies are being taken place and can be used in library and information science area so that they will be ready to use them in the best way and with their full potentials. This book is focusing on to investigate regarding how library and information science professionals can play important roles in assessing, understanding, exploring, implementing and using different innovations, trends and new technologies in the library and information science sector by using their competencies, best practices and so on.

Target Audience
The target audiences of this book are library and information science professionals, knowledge managers, Information scientists, library and information science teachers, research scholars, students of library and information science area, Web librarians, executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, managers, trainers libraries, library and information science schools/ institutes and other library and information science professionals etc.

Recommended Topics

  • Digital libraries
  • Library networks
  • Electronic resource management
  • Big data
  • Library consortia and resources sharing
  • Innovative trends and technologies
  • Research data management
  • Digital rights management
  • Preservation and conservation of library resources
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Information literacy
  • Knowledge management
  • Metadata
  • Institutional repositories
  • Resources description framework and ontology
  • Open sources and services
  • Search engines and search engine optimization
  • E-learning and online learning
  • Distance education
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Green libraries
  • Library and information science education
  • Massive open online courses
  • Library and information science associations and awards
  • Marketing library and information services and products
  • Remote access tools and techniques
  • Discovery services
  • Mobile libraries and services
  • Evaluation of internet resources
  • Web 2.0 tools and services
  • Human resources management
  • Libraries in present and future
  • Social networking sites and library and information science
  • Users education and studies
  • Any other topic of your interest
For more information - see 

Friday, December 21, 2018

CFP: Library Publishing Midterm Meeting (IFLA Special Interest Group - Feb 29th - March 1st 2019 Dublin Ireland)

IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Library Publishing
2019 Midterm Meeting
Thursday February 28th - Friday March 1st 2019
Dublin Business School, Dublin, Ireland

Call for Participation

THEME:  Mentoring and Education for Excellence in Library Publishing: An International Knowledge Exchange

Library publishing (including new-model university presses housed in libraries) is in its infancy in many countries around the world.  The IFLA SIG aims to bring together experienced practitioners and would-be publishers to share information and advance this exciting field of endeavor. New and emerging library publishers will gain insight into the experiences and practices of established presses, and all attendees will learn from new and innovative approaches. The presentations from both sides and the ensuing discussions will advance the excellence and sustainability of library publishing ventures

The aim of the event is to bring together a broad spectrum of publishing programs, to exchange knowledge, and to foster networks and mentoring relationships among library publishers at all stages, also highlighting the important role that the Library Publishing Coalition plays in this regard.

The SIG meeting also invites participation by library schools and others engaged in efforts to educate the next generation of library publishers. 

Call for Presenters:
  • We seek stories, case studies, experiences, research and programs that present evidence of startup or successful approaches in library publishing
  • We are also interested in hearing from library schools about any publishing courses or programmes that you offer or are initiating.
  • We would like to hear about library publishing networks that you have established or are involved in
  • The SIG welcome proposals of presentation types including 30 minute presentations, fifteen minute lightning presentationsround table discussions and workshops.

Event Program
The program will structured over a day and a half as follows:

Day 1
·      International knowledge exchange: to feature a range of presentations from new and established library-based publishers sharing their successes, discussing their challenges, and identifying lessons learned. Topics may include program development, editorial and production processes, and use of technology to support publishing. Presentations will be interspersed with breakout table sessions for reflection and discussion.
·      Education - to feature a range of presentations from library school initiatives which empower the next generation of library graduates with the publishing skillset.
Day 2
·      Concluding Workshop - Challenges in Library Publishing:  to feature a panel comprising international experts, fielding questions from students, audience members and virtual attendees. 

Delegate Rate: €75
Student Rate: €50
Submission Guidelines
  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Type of presentation
  • Abstract of the proposal (no more than 300 words)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position/s and/or title/s
  • Language of presentation
  • Employer/affiliated institution
  • Contact information including email address, telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 100 words)

Please submit abstracts by 15 January 2019 as an attachment in MS Word to:  Jane Buggle ( and Marie O Neill (

Thursday, December 20, 2018

CFP: Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward - 2019 Joint Spring Conference (Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Kentucky) - March 2019

2019 Joint Spring Conference Call for Proposals
Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward

The 2019 KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference planning committee welcomes proposals for mini-sessions and poster presentations for “Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward,” to be held March 27-29, 2019 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

This year’s conference theme recognizes the leadership potential of everyone in the organization, not only the people at the top of the organizational chart. We all know the people in our libraries who take on informal leadership roles, including mentoring other employees, chairing committees, and actively contributing during staff meetings. These are the people who exercise influence in their workplaces even without a title. The committee welcomes submissions based on “non-positional” leadership and related topics, including (but not limited to):

·         Leadership styles
·         Team building
·         Career paths
·         Continuing education
·         Resume and portfolio management
·         Conflict management
·         Networking
·         Diversity and inclusion
·         Front-line management
·         Mentoring
·         Collaboration
·         Community building

The deadline to submit abstracts for presentations and posters is Friday, January 11, 2019. To submit your abstract, pleasecomplete the submission form: ( Your abstract should include:
·         Presenter(s) name
·         Institution name
·         Library name
·         Title of your presentation
·         Short (250 word) abstract of your presentation or poster
Mini-sessions will be 50-minute formal presentations by the presenter. Posters will be displayed and open for discussion during the poster reception on Wednesday evening, March 27th.
All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and its potential to advance thinking about management and leadership. All accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, but may do so at the member rate.
The 2019 Joint Spring Conference is a collaboration among the Academic and Special Library Sections of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Important Dates:
Friday, January 11, 2019 – Submission Deadline
Friday, February 1, 2019 – Acceptance Notification
Friday, February 22, 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, March 22, 2019 – Registration Deadline

Conference Registration Fees (Early Bird / Regular):
Full Conference:
One Day Attendance:
Member* $115 / $145
Member* $80 / $100
Non-Member $155 / $185
Non-Member $105 / $125
Student $25 / $25
Student $25 / $25

*Members include those individuals who are members of any of the following: KLA – Academic Library Section, KLA – Special Library Section, or the SLA – Kentucky Chapter.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CFP: Library on a Dime: Low or No Cost Tools or Resources - SEMLOL Spring Meeting (Warren, Michigan - March 29, 2019)

The Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries, SEMLOL, is preparing a program for the Spring membership meeting titled, Library on a Dime:  Low or No Cost Tools or Resources. We welcome presentation, lightning talk, and poster proposals sharing your library’s efforts to reduce costs.  Examples include, but are not limited to, open source software, free tutorial delivery systems, and patron driven acquisition. Best practices, projects, and creative ideas are all welcome. Presentations should be 40 minutes long, including time for questions.  Lightning talks will be no longer than 10 minutes. Posters should be 48” x 36”.
The Spring SEMLOL meeting will take place on Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Davenport University, Warren Michigan.
To submit a proposal, please send a title, name of speaker(s), and an abstract of no more than 250 words to by Monday, January 21, 2019. Accepted proposals will be notified by the end of January.
LIS students are encouraged to submit proposals based on their coursework, jobs or internships.

CFP: Big Talk From Small Libraries (February 22, 2019 - Online Conference from Nebraska Library Commission @NLC_News

The Call for Speakers for Big Talk From Small Libraries is open! Deadline is January 18.

Coming up in February of 2019 is the 8th annual Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference. The Nebraska Library Commission has been hosting this completely online and free event to support small library staff learning across the country. If you work at a small library this is your online conference. Several Michigan library staff members have previously presented at this conference. Take some time to consider sharing ideas by submitting a proposal for the February event.

This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better!

We are looking for speakers from small libraries or speakers who directly work with small libraries. Small libraries of all types – public, academic, school, museum, special, etc. – are encouraged to submit a proposal We’re looking for seven 50-minute presentations and five 10-minute “lightning round” presentations.

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT) via the GoToWebinar online meeting service.
If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal by Friday, January 18, 2019.

Speakers from libraries serving fewer than 10,000 people will be preferred, but presentations from libraries with larger service populations will be considered.

CFP: Emerging Learning Design ELDc19 (Montclair, NJ - May 2019)

Emerging Learning Design invites you to submit a proposal for ELDc19: Generation Emerging.  The conference will be held May 30-31, 2019 at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.

The ELDc19 Program Committee seeks proposals for interactive presentations, workshops, and Sparks! sessions.  Proposed sessions will be targeted to Designers, Educators, Researchers, and Technologists.

ELDc19 seeks to grapple with the issues facing the emerging generation and their educational journey. With a society in flux, educating students for an unknown future presents exciting challenges. Self-driving cars, self-replicating AI, and transhumanism will all be common rather than merely on the pages of a science fiction novel in the not so distant future. This future will augment the potential for learner experience design. ELD invites you to engage with and reflect upon how we can best educate the generation emerging and leverage their forward thinking ideals to propel society forward.

The submission deadline is January 22, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. Learn more and submit your proposal today!

The ELD Annual Conference is a space designed to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse. With passion for social responsibility, dedication to diversity, and ambition for engagement, this is a generation emerging.

AJ Kelton, Executive Director
Veronica Armour, Conference Chair
Jeff Bergin, Conference Chair
Teresa Slobuski, Program Chair

Bryan Alexander, Program Chair

Sunday, December 16, 2018

CFP: @headconf HEA'd 19 - 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (June 2019 - Valencia Spain)

HEAd'19: Call for Papers

5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances

June 26 - 28, 2019. Valencia, Spain
twitter: @headconf


After the great success of the previous HEAd conferences, which received submissions from more than 50 countries, we are pleased to announce the Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'19). This conference is an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems.
The HEAd'19 conference will be held on June 26-28, 2019 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), which has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018.

Topics of interest

The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate applied and empirical findings of interest to higher education professionals.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:
  • Innovative materials and new tools for teaching
  • Teaching and learning experiences
  • Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning)
  • Evaluation and assessment of student learning
  • Emerging technologies in learning (e.g., MOOC, OER, gamification)
  • Scientific and research education
  • Experiences outside the classroom (e.g., practicums, mobility)
  • New teaching/learning theories and models
  • Globalization in education and education reforms
  • Education economics
  • Entrepreneurship and learning for employment
  • Education accreditation, quality and assessment
  • Competency-based learning and skill assessment

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 1, 2019
Author notification: April 3, 2019
Camera ready due: April 24, 2019
Conference dates: June 26-28, 2019


All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings with a DOI and ISBN number. They will be published in open access by UPV Press and submitted to be indexed in major international bibliographic databases. Previous editions are indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Web of Science Core Collection (former ISI Proceedings).


The Program Committee will select the winners for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the presenting author of the paper must be a full-time student.

Submission guidelines

Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All papers will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Submitted papers must be written in English and should be in PDF format. They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at:

Paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages, incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

HEAd'19 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. This platform provides you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is:

About the venue

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer. More info at:

Call for Chapters: Deconstructing Images of the Global South through Media Representations and Communication

Deconstructing Images of the Global South through Media Representations and Communication

See CFP for more details

Edited by: Floribert Patrick C. Endong
Publisher: IGI Global

Human conditions have over the years, phenomenally improved in all parts of the globe including in less developed countries. As noted by authors such as Easterlin (2000), Green (2012), Rodrik (2013). the UNO (2017) and OECD (2018), this remarkable revolution in human conditions – manifested by the fact that most people are better clothed, educated, fed and housed compared to their predecessors two centuries back – has so far not only touched the west. In effect, it has remarkably spread to less developed countries in Africa, South America and Asia as seen in the fact that the three above cited continents are today home to some emerging economies notably China, India and Brazil among others. In tandem with this, Rodrik (2013) insightfully notes that the tremendous growth witnessed by less developed nations during these last decades has made it commonplace for observers to refer to them (the developing countries) as the “savior of the world economy” (p.2). Rodrik further contends that, from 2005 to 2012, less developed countries actually saw their economies expanding at an unprecedented rate, leading to large reduction of extreme poverty and expansion of the middle class. During this period, the differential between the growth rate of developing and developed countries expanded to more than 5 percentage points due partly to a decline in the economic performance of most developed countries. In the same line of thought, Green (2012) reviews the economic successes of less developed African countries such as Botswana and Mauritius. He notes that Botswana has been Africa’s most enduring success story. Its per capita income has phenomenally risen a thousand fold since independence, making it “the world’s fastest-growing economy in three decades” (p. 159). 

This book is aimed at providing different perspectives on global media’s representation of (development and economic growth in) developing and poor countries. These perspectives may be historical, religious, socio-cultural and political among others. The book equally seeks to explore such representations in diverse media notably cinema, television, games, magazines, comics, photojournalism, advertising and online platforms among others.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will consist of students, scholars, media practitioners, policy makers, international relation experts, politicians and other professionals in representation research. 

Recommended Topics
  • Global media coverage of poverty, war, natural catastrophe and elections in the global south
  • Aid organizations, media and the global south
  • Portrayal of African, Asian or South American politicians in the western media
  • Fake news and the representation of poor countries in the global media
  • Western media representation of democratization in the global south
  • International politics, diplomacy and media representations of the global south
  • Covering poverty and epidemics as a way of shaming under developed countries
  • Western media representations of primitivism in poor countries
  • Pan-Africanism and African media representation of African countries
  • Cultural affirmation and the deconstruction of negative image of the global south
  • Representation of emerging economies in the western media
  • American capitalism vs African communalism in the western media
  • Western vs non-western media representation of the global south (case studies are encouraged here)
  • Audiences perceptions of media representations of poor and developing countries
  • Representation of the global south on online platforms, in advertising discourse or animated cartoons  

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 14, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 29, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 15, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Networked Business Models in the Circular Economy. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Panelists needed! Accessibility and Creation of Online Library Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - ALA Annual 2019

We're still accepting applications through Dec. 21!

Are you a librarian with experience with accessibility, creation of online learning objects, and applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Then we want to hear from you! The ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) has teamed up with the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and are looking for panelists with accessibility, online library materials, and UDL experience to participate in our panel at 2019 ALA Annual in Washington D.C., entitled Accessibility and Creation of Online Library Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney ( or Samantha (Sam) Harlow (, DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs

Applications due Friday, December 21st at 5pm, selected panelists will be notified in early January 2019.


Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 15th January, 2019
Final Full Chapters Due: April 1, 2019
Target Book Release: April 2, 2020

Submissions should be submitted electronically to:

Tentative Volume Titles (topic areas):
Note: The series editors expect to receive enough chapter proposals across the range of subtopics in Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education to publish more than one volume. At present, the editors are looking at least three potential volumes under the subheadings of: 

1) Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development (e.g., integrating social responsibility into the curriculum: corporate social responsibility, global citizenship, social engagement, social justice, human rights education, peace education, civil and community service, public service, outreach, socially responsible teaching and learning strategies and activities, etc.

2) Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: International Perspectives on University-Community Partnerships (e.g., integrating social responsibility into university-community partnerships: partnering and collaborating with local, regional, national, and international organizations to maximize its social impact, government partnerships, primary and secondary school partnerships, non-profit organization partnerships, etc.

3) Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Leadership and Strategies (e.g., integrating social responsibility into leadership practices: inclusive leadership, reconciliation strategies for transforming educational institutions toward equity and inclusion, integrating social and restorative justice into institutional leadership, governance, management, and policy and strategy development.

An edited volume by

  • Dr. Enakshi Sengupta, The American University of Kurdistan
  • Dr. Patrick Blessinger, St. John’s University and Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association
  • Dr. Craig Mahoney, The University of West Scotland

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Call for Writers: The Informed Librarian Online

The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers --
                      The Informed Librarian Online < > is seeking librarians with something to say to author a one-time "Guest Forum" article for our service. We are looking for practical, helpful articles on an issue of interest to YOU (and our readers). Would you like to write a short article (about 1,000 words) for us?  Librarians from all around the world read the articles in The Informed Librarian Online. 

                 The Informed Librarian Online is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 300 titles - valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters. This current awareness service helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to tame your professional reading tiger, and is very popular among all types of library and information professionals.
As a small token of our appreciation, the article author would receive a complimentary one year Premium Membership in The Informed Librarian Online.  If you are interested in writing for The Informed Librarian Online, email a brief description of your proposed subject matter.


Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 25th January, 2019
Final Full Chapters Due: April 1, 2019
Target Book Release: April 2, 2020


Submissions should be submitted electronically to:

Tentative Volume Titles (topic areas): Note: The series editors expect to receive enough chapter proposals across the range of subtopics in Library Practices in Higher Education to publish more than one volume. At present, the editors are looking at three potential volumes.

1. Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Improving Student Engagement (e.g., library-based learner/learning-centered pedagogies, creating engaging classroom experiences using library resources, library as an extension of the classroom, integrating library resources into the curriculum, etc.

2. Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces (e.g., personalized library learning spaces, flexible library learning environments, electronic and virtual library learning spaces, designing effective online library experiences, etc.

3. Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Improving CampusCommunity Engagement (e.g., university libraries as a community resource, community engagement and outreach, campus-community partnerships, international joint research partnerships using library resources, library resources for service learning, civic engagement, public service, citizenship development, and community engagement programs for improving lifelong learning, health, education/literacy, economic, environmental, and human development.

An edited volume by

  • Dr. Enakshi Sengupta, The American University of Kurdistan and the HETL Association 
  • Dr. Patrick Blessinger, St. John’s University and the HETL Association 
  • Dr. Milton Cox, Miami University and the HETL Association

CFP: ALCTS Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner IG Lightning Talks - ALA Midwinter (Seattle January 26, 2019)

The ALCTS Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner IG is planning a session for lighting talks/discussions for the upcoming ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle. The topic is ILS record and data cleanup projects, which have helped to make collection assessment projects easier and more accurate.  This topic can include data cleanup projects pre and pre/post ILS migration.

We are seeking 2 or 3 presenters to share their experience in a brief and informal presentation followed by a short Q and A session.  The short presentation should take about 3-5 minutes. (No slides are required.)  It would be an added plus if presenters are willing to share their project documentation with attendees.

If you are interested please email me a brief summary of your topic (50-75 words) and your name, position held, and ILS system. 

We anticipate meeting on Saturday, January 26th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Thanks in advance,

Kevin R. Garewal
Associate Director

Harvard Law School Library