Friday, March 30, 2018

CFP: Zine Fest (dot) Edu: Calling all teachers / teacher-librarians / writers / zinesters

Zine Fest (dotEdu // tabling & reading event for teachers who make zines // Sunday, May 6, 4:00-6:00 // Books Are Magic 

Are you a teacher who makes zines? Writes? Reflects on spaces where you have taught others? Or maybe you've never heard of a zine but now you're curious?! & you're creative?! & maybe you'll try to make and publish your thoughts/drawings/doodles/ideas on teaching?! 

If accepted, zines will be read & sold at zine fest . edu, a for-teachers-by-teachers zine reading at Books Are Magic on Monday, May 7, 2018, in coordination with Booklyn, National Teacher’s Day, and Laura Winnick.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Call For Panelist: Introducing DevOps principles, concepts and tools to libraries at 2018 ALA Annual

We are seeking panelist for the LITA program “Introducing DevOps principles, concepts and tools to libraries “at 2018 ALA Annual Please consider participating if you are in the process of planning or implementing  DevOps approaches in the library workplaces (which could be in technology areas or others, for example, the areas of  strategic management and organizational growth).

DevOps is a software development and delivery process that emphasizes communication and collaboration between product management, software development and operational professionals. It is a clipped compound of 'development' and 'operations'. Similarly, like adopting Agile methods for project management in libraries. DevOps model can be useful and practical for libraries to improve the effectiveness of the organization and services efficiency. Some libraries started adopting DevOps concepts and techniques. The program aims for assembling a panel of representatives from these libraries to share the experiences and insights
Submit your proposal at

Deadline is April 27, 2018.

Please feel free to direct any questions you may have to Hong Ma,



Hong Ma | Head of Library Systems
Loyola University Chicago  | Office: 773-508-2590 Email:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

CFP: “Palestinian Libraries and Archives Under Israeli Rule” - Theme issue of Progressive Librarian

Call for Papers
Theme issue of Progressive Librarian
“Palestinian Libraries and Archives Under Israeli Rule”

The publication Progressive Librarian: A Journal for Critical Studies and Progressive Politics in Librarianship invites Palestinian information providers to submit papers for a special issue, “Palestinian Libraries and Archives Under Israeli Rule.” Papers accepted for this special issue may also be republished later in a book on this topic.

Submitters and Topics
We are seeking papers from Palestinian information providers, including: librarians, archivists, library staff, publishers, researchers, book dealers, and book store owners and employees. We are especially interested in papers in the following three areas:

Historical or analytical studies of how the occupation or a particular Israeli policy has made it difficult to provide information. For example, a paper might discuss the history of the confiscation of Palestinian archives, the history of the destruction of Palestinian libraries, restrictions on the import of books from “enemy states”, restrictions on the import of books dealing with the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, internet restrictions, restrictions on access by Palestinians to materials in Israeli libraries and archives, the effect of curfews and travel restrictions on access to information, or limitations on professional collaboration due to travel restrictions.

Papers describing the experiences of the author or authors in confronting these problems. For example, papers might describe difficulties experienced by an information provider or providers, or explain how an information provider or providers creatively dealt with some of these challenges. We encourage the submission of even very short papers of this type.

Papers describing current efforts to create libraries and archives. Papers in this topic could describe different case studies of library and archive projects that document the experiences and histories of Palestinian life, culture and history.

Submission Details
Papers may be submitted in either English or Arabic. Papers submitted in Arabic will be translated into English. To submit a paper for consideration, please send an abstract of up to 200 words to the guest editors of this special issue of Progressive Librarian (Walid Habbas, Jessa Lingel andTom Twiss) at by May 30. Notifications of acceptance will go out on June 30. Papers can be shorter (between 500 and 2000 words) or full-length research papers (of 5,000 to 8,000 words). Final versions of short papers will be due September 30, and longer papers will be due December 31. Please do not hesitate to reach out to editors with questions or inquiries.

About the Journal
Progressive Librarian is an American journal published by the Progressive Librarians Guild. It provides a forum for critical perspectives in Library and Information Science (LIS), featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports, and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues.

CFP: Zine on feminist teaching and learning

CFP: Zine on feminist teaching and learning

Call for submissions

A collective of students, activists and teachers at the University of Pennsylvania is calling for submissions for a zine on feminist teaching, learning, and pedagogy.  Partnering with the Alice Paul Center, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive zine that offers a partial dialogue on how feminist ethics and ideals play out in the classroom, whether that classroom is in a university or on the street, in a computer lab or in the kitchen, on social media or in person.  We want to hear from students, activists, educators and others interested in contributing to a feminist conversation about teaching and learning.

We are open to many formats, including short first-hand accounts of feminist teaching practices, poetry, drawings and recordings.  Please feel free to share accounts of strategies and tactics for feminist teaching and learning, tributes to feminist mentors, and advice on what has worked and what hasn’t in the classroom (broadly defined). We are just as interested in experiences of failure as we are in success.  Contributions will be incorporated into a zine on feminist teaching and learning. This zine is intended for a wide audience, with the goal of being accessible and intersectional. The zine will be distributed throughout Penn’s campus and through local zine exchange networks in Philadelphia. Copies will also be made available via snail mail. Digital copies will not be distributed.

What is a zine? It’s a DIY, self-published document that tends to talk about politics and everyday life. Zines have roots in feminist, punk and anarchist communities. For more info, see here, here and here.

Who is this zine for? This zine is meant for people who want to learn about feminist teaching and learning. We want this zine to be a conversation about planning courses, creating syllabuses, facilitating inclusive discussions, navigating one-on-one teachable moments, fostering accessible learning environments, and more.

How can I contribute? You can submit single- or multi-authored contributions in different modes, including audio, visual and textual materials.  Please send us:
  • 2-5 minute audio recordings (which will transcribed into text)
  • Drawings that are no larger than 8.5 x 11”
  • Written experiences (700 word limit)
  • Citations for our feminist reading list of blogs, zines, books, articles, videos and podcasts

How should I format my submission? Feel free to draw, collage, use stickers, or include other images in your submission. Avoid writing, drawing, or typing too close to the margins so that your submission is not cut off in the photocopying process. If drawing or writing by hand, use thick lines to ensure your submission will photocopy clearly. Zines will be printed in full color in a half-sized layout (8½” x 11” sheets folded in half).   

How will submissions be selected? Submissions will be reviewed by the collective.  We hope to take as many submissions as possible, but want to center the experiences of women, trans folk, people of color and others who have been unheard in mainstream discourses on teaching and learning.

When and where should I send my submission? Please send materials through this form by 3pm EST on Friday 4/13. We will do our best to send decisions by Tuesday, 4/17.  If you have any questions about submission topics or formatting, please do not hesitate to reach out via email. Contributors should include any identifying and/or contact information they wish to be published alongside their submission. Anonymous submissions are welcomed.

CFP: Digital Frontiers 2018: Finding Community in Digital Humanities (University of Kansas - October 2018)

At the intersection of a range of disciplines, technologies, and communities, Digital Frontiers is an annual conference that seeks to explore, celebrate, question, and disrupt traditions in scholarship in order to advance an inclusive dialog that spans boundaries and highlights unlikely connections in the field of Digital Humanities. 

The theme for the 2018 conference is Finding Community in Digital Humanities. The Digital Frontiers Program Committee invites proposals for the 2018 conference (October 4-5). The planning committee practices intentional inclusion and encourages submissions from researchers, students, librarians archivists, genealogists, historians, information and technology professionals, and scientists. 

Conference content may include:
  • Fully Constituted Panels
  • Individual Scholarly Papers or Presentations (note: early stage research, project updates, and single-institution “case studies” should be submitted as posters)
  • Hands-On Workshops
  • Posters or Infographics

Please see the official Call for Proposals for full details of desirable program topics and areas for exploration.

Submit your proposal here by April 6, 2018.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

CFP: Libraries in Direct Action (ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium - December 2018 in NYC)

ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium 
December 7, 2018 at Baruch Vertical Campus

Call for Presentations: Libraries in Direct Action

In 2018, the core values of librarianship, including social responsibility, education, democracy, and intellectual freedom, have faced one challenge after another. How have academic and research libraries taken action to confront these challenges? What are we doing to uphold these core values? 

For this year's ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking presentations and panels about projects rooted in direct action.

Sample themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Labor, finance, and neoliberalism in the academic library: confronting institutional obstacles regarding staffing, professional development, and advocacy  
  • Challenging the whiteness of libraries: education, hiring, retention, collections, and instruction 
  • The crisis of fact: politicization of information resources and information literacy 
  • Academic libraries and the public good: community partnerships and outreach 

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, submitted by May 7, 2018 Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by mid May. Selected presenters must confirm presentations by June 1st

Abstracts of presentations can be submitted using this form: 

The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium will be held on December 7, 2018 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York. Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium in general can be sent

Monday, March 26, 2018

Call for Chapters: Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries

The editors of Social Media for Communication and Instruction in Academic Libraries, Jennifer Joe and Elisabeth Knight, would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal.


The subject of the use of social media has been renewed by the impact that social media had on the last U.S. presidential election, and the impact that social media networks will have on subsequent elections. This has called attention to the relevance and urgency of incorporating social media use into the academic library, both as a marketing tool and as an instruction tool – and even as an instruction topic. As guides in the information world, it is important that librarians be well-versed in social media. This publication seeks to be an up-to-date, “post-truth” look at the importance of social media in all facets of library marketing and instruction at the academic (post-secondary) level.


The objective of this book is to provide a concise reference for librarians in the field to consult for advice and guidance in using social media in academic libraries and in instruction, with special emphasis on assessment and evidence-based practiced. This volume will give librarians the foundation necessary to argue for or against social media use in their library, as is appropriate for their situation.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support professionals in the field who wish to incorporate or improve upon social media use at their respective institutions.

Recommended Topics

  • What is/are Social Media?
  • Similarities/Differences in Social Media Use among different libraries
  • Social Media and Academic Library Marketing
  • Social Media as an Information Literacy Tool
  • Social Media as an Information Literacy Topic
  • Social Media Assessment for Marketing
  • Social Media Assessment for Library Instruction
  • Problems with Social Media Use (FERPA, etc.)
  • Examples of Social Media Use in Academic Libraries

Chapter proposals are due April 30, 2018. For more information, including submission guidelines and important dates, please visit this link, or feel free to submit a proposal directly here. Any questions can be directed to Jennifer Joe ( or Elisabeth Knight ( 

Thank you,

Jennifer Joe & Elisabeth Knight

CFP: College & Research Libraries News Perspectives on the Framework column

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share implementations, best practices, critiques, explorations, and other perspectives developed from and in conversation with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The goal of the column is twofold: to discuss practical tools and takeaways as well as the theoretical content influencing our praxis. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to academic librarians whose responsibilities are in instruction, information literacy, assessment, and other related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by May 1, 2018 to

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries Instructions for Authors may be found here.
Sara Holder
Member, ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) - Columbus, Ohio - November 2nd, 2018

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 44th Annual Conference, Take Action! Conveying Value, Cultivating Success, which will explore our impact on student engagement, student learning and student success. We all do great things that impact students, so let’s share our work and experiences!  
Conference Date: November 2, 2018
Conference Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio
Submission Deadline:  April 6, 2018

We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to the theme. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Budget
  • Collaborations
  • Collections
  • Demonstrating value
  • Developing a culture of assessment
  • Ethnographic and observational studies
  • Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
  • Lessons learned
  • Library instruction
  • Library student employees
  • Marketing and communications
  • Outreach activities
  • Programming and events
  • Reporting results
  • Services
  • Spaces and facilities
  • Special collections and archives
  • Unique methods
  • Usability
  • User experience

More information and submission guidelines are available on the conference website
All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

If you have questions, please visit the website or contact Laura Birkenhauer and Carrie Girton at

CFP: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) - Taiwan September 2018

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) will hold the 21st annual conference, “ETD 2018” at National Central Library, Taiwan, from September 26-28, 2018, hosted by the National Central Library(NCL), the Library Association of the Republic of China (LAC) and the Interlibrary Cooperation Association(ILCA). ETD 2018 is now open for proposal submission and registration. We invite graduate school, library and information technology professionals to submit proposals for presentations, panel
sessions, workshops and posters.

Registration will be closed on June 30, 2018 to be considered.
Proposals should be submitted on or before April 30, 2018 to be considered.

ETD 2018 will be a great opportunity for exchanging ETD experiences with professionals from Asian different countries, also connecting to the good practices around the world. Proposals are welcome from library, graduate school and information technology professionals, graduate students and faculty as well as library and information systems / services representatives.

The conference theme of ETD 2018 Taiwan is “Beyond the Boundaries of Rims and Oceans: Globalizing Knowledge with ETDs”. The propose of the conference is to offer  relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD development and productivity improvement, as well as to provide useful and innovative resources, standards, and technology for the development and of ETD programs. Presentation proposals should reflect one or more of the following subtopics. Presenters are encouraged to use the examples under the subtopics as inspiration, but are not limited to these ideas and can expand upon them or generate new ones based on the subtopic themes.

• Collection and Sharing of Electronic Theses and Dissertations:
– Institutional Collections, Joint Collections, Open Access, Mechanism
on the Submission, Collection and Application of Theses and Dissertations,
Case Study on Data Management, Strategies of Data Preservation
• International and Local Services of Electronic Theses and
– Local Development of ETD, International Development of ETD, Service
Alliances, Technical Development, ETD Collection and Cataloging, Utilization
of Open Source, Service Trends
• Collection and Analysis Applications of Big Data:
– Data-mining, Cloud Computing, Visualization of Data, Data Scientists
and ETD Big Data Application, ETD and Digital Humanities
• The Research Energy of a Country Revealed in Theses and Dissertations:
– ETD and Academic Research Development, ETD Citation Analysis
• Value-Added Knowledge of ETD and Development of Digital Contents
– ETD Business Model, ETD Publication and Added Values
• Knowledge Property and Academic Ethics:
– ETD Knowledge Property and Copyright Protection, Management Mechanism
of Digital Copyright, Academic Ethics
• Others:
– Topics related to ETDs but not limited within the sub-themes above

For complete information and to submit your proposal visit the Call for Proposals Webpage.
For registration, please visit:

If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to contact us at:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group (ALA Annual - New Orleans - June 23, 2018)

The ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group invites presentation proposals for its ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

CCIG's charge is to discuss common problems concerning copy cataloging of all kinds of materials (monographs, serials, audiovisuals, etc.), quality control, work flows, staffing needs, training, and effects of changes in cataloging rules on copy cataloging.

Presentations (not including time for questions and answers) should last no longer than 20 minutes.

If you’re doing something innovative or different in how you copy catalog, we want to hear about it!  This is a great platform for you to share your knowledge.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
*       Implementation and maintenance of local controlled vocabularies, subject headings, or classification systems
*       "Breaking the rules" to satisfy a user need
*       Retooling existing workflows or practices based on public service work, assessment, or user feedback
*       Meeting the needs of unique user groups
*       Adopting new technologies or standards (e.g., BIBFRAME, RDA)
*       Collaboration with library units that do not perform cataloging
*       Impacts of cross training copy catalogers to work in non-cataloging functions, such as public service
*       Copy cataloging in a consortium environment
*       Issues surrounding vendor records

If you are interested in presenting, please email a proposal abstract to Emily O’Neal at and Amanda Ros at by Monday, April 30, 2018.

Emily O’Neal & Amanda Ros
CCIG Co-chairs

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Call for ALISE Book Series Proposals (Association for Library and Information Science Education)

The ALISE Book Series, published by Rowman & Littlefield, addresses issues critical to Library and Information Science education and research through the publication of epistemologically grounded scholarly texts which are inclusive of regional and national contexts around the world.
Series Editors

Call for Proposals
Before submitting your proposal for the series, please review the guidelines.
Proposals relating to education and/or research in the following broad areas, inter alia, are welcome:
  • Education of library and information professionals
  • Socio-cultural or international perspectives in library and information services
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Cultural heritage preservation and promotion
  • Data and knowledge management
  • Data science
  • Human-computer interaction and design
  • Information organization and retrieval
  • Information services and practices 

The Association for Library and Information Science Education is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff, and students in Library and Information Science and allied disciplines. It promotes innovation and excellence internationally through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and dissemination of scholarship.