Thursday, January 31, 2019

CFP: Working Title: Academic Plagiarism: Librarians’ solo and collaborative efforts to curb academic plagiarism

Call for Proposals

Working Title: Academic Plagiarism: Librarians’ solo and collaborative efforts to curb academic plagiarism

In consultation with Jessica Gribble, senior acquisitions editor with Libraries Unlimited / ABC-CLIO, Russell Michalak, MLIS and Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D. are soliciting chapter proposals for this proposed edited collection.

The general timeline we are proposing is a completed volume by January 2020 so you would have several months to work on your contribution. If you are interested in authoring a chapter, please complete this form by the end of the day on Friday, February 22, 2019.

About this Collection

This edited collection will be a compilation of current practical case studies of academic libraries and librarians working with other college departments, faculty, and/or students to help combat the continued concerns related to student plagiarism – both intended and accidental – due to the variety of definitions for plagiarism. The intended audiences for this collection are academic librarians, faculty, and administrators as well as writing centers and other services related to college student research and/or writing.

Note: Please be advised that proposals for this collection should represent original, not previously published work. This includes book chapters, journal articles, and editorials/columns. Thank you for understanding!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MiALA Annual Conference 2019 Call for Posters (Saginaw, Michigan - May 2019)

Call for Posters - MiALA Annual Conference 2019

Our Value: Communicating, Promoting, Visualizing

MiALA invites you and your colleagues to submit poster proposals for the 4th annual conference to be held May 13-14, 2019 at Saginaw Valley State University. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions for communicating, promoting, or visualizing value in academic libraries.

We welcome posters in any topic related to work in academic libraries, and particularly if they have a connection to the conference theme. Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, library support staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges). Poster proposals should include a description of no more than 300 words. They will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession, originality and creativity, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.

You must be a student, individual, or retiree member of MiALA to submit a proposal and/or present a poster. Regardless of the decision on a proposal, MiALA encourages you to attend the conference. Poster session proposals may also be submitted if your presentation proposal is not accepted.

Please submit your poster proposal using the online form here ( by February 28, 2019.

The primary contact listed on each proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted; decisions on all proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by March 22, 2019.

Questions can be sent to Poster team leader, David Scott ( Questions about the conference in general can be sent to

CFP: Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward (KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference - Kentucky - March 27-29, 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 Monday, February 4, 2019. To submit your abstract, please complete 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:
Monday, February 4– Submission Deadline
Friday, February 8– 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.

Monday, January 28, 2019

CFP: SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change (Syracuse, New York - June 2019)

SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change
Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, New York)
June 12-14, 2019

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the "great migration" to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

·        Reference and Instruction
·        Cataloging and Technical Services
·        Archives and Special Collections
·        Systems and Technology
·        Collection Development
·        Public Services and Interlibrary Loan
·        Professional Development
·        Management and Leadership
·        Open Educational Resources
·        Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops
               When?  Wednesday, June 12th
               Length of Time?  90 minutes
Conference Presentations
               When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th
               Length of Time?  45 minutes
Questions?  Contact:  April Broughton,

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2019 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2019!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

CFP: Library on a Dime - SEMLOL (Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries) 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.
We look forward to your submissions!
Holly Sorscher

SEMLOL Executive Board, Acting Chair
Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CFP: IOLUG 2019 Conference "Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities" (Indianapolis, Indiana - May 10, 2019)

CFP: IOLUG 2019 Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana - May 10, 2019)

IOLUG 2019 Conference

Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities

Submit proposals at

Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019

Submissions are invited for the IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference, to be held May 10th in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions are welcomed from all types of libraries and on topics related to the theme of data in libraries.

Libraries and librarians work with data every day, with a variety of applications - circulation, gate counts, reference questions, and so on. The mass collection of user data has made headlines many times in the past few years. Analytics and privacy have, understandably, become important issues both globally and locally. In addition to being aware of the data ecosystem in which we work, libraries can play a pivotal role in educating user communities about data and all of its implications, both favorable and unfavorable.

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on topics related to data in libraries, including but not limited to:  
  • Using tools/resources to find and leverage data to solve problems and expand knowledge,
  • Data policies and procedures,
  • Harvesting, organizing, and presenting data,
  • Data-driven decision making,
  • Learning analytics,
  • Metadata/linked data,
  • Data in collection development,
  • Using data to measure outcomes, not just uses,
  • Using data to better reach and serve your communities,
  • Libraries as data collectors,
  • Big data in libraries,
  • Privacy,
  • Social justice/Community Engagement,
  • Algorithms,
  • Storytelling, and
  • Libraries as positive stewards of user data.

The Conference Planning Committee encourages presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians, library staff, and information professionals can implement to improve their resources and services for patrons, students, faculty, etc.

We are especially interested in hearing from presenters who would like to lead a longer workshop around the conference theme. Workshops could cover multiple session times and have use of the on-site computer lab, if desired.

Presentations will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Planning Committee.

IOLUG is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to inspire innovation. IOLUG strives to:
  • Foster an environment for individuals to network and grow professionally in the area of Librarianship,
  • Provide opportunities for members to share current technology trends in libraries, and
  • Provide continuing education opportunities on current technologies that impact libraries.
Submit proposals at

CFP: Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics Conference (La Verne, California - July 2019)

The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its second annual conference at University of La Verne, La Verne, CA on July 10-11, 2019.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Feb 19, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: April 15 2019
Conference Registration Opens: Mar 18, 2019

The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for a day of presentations, workshops,
discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of libraries, institutions and organizations.

Sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • How to set up a makerspace (costs, safety, staffing, training, location, value and buy-in, etc.)
  • How universities and schools are facilitating learning through making (hands-on training, integration into the curriculum, etc.)
  • Role of makerspaces in libraries and museums
  • How makerspaces inspire innovation and entrepreneurship (prototyping, disruptive technologies)
  • Future directions of makerspaces in education
  • Maker projects and concepts relating to machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Environmental effects of makerspaces and systems put in place to reduce impact
  • Assessment of makerspaces and making
  • Using makerspaces to create partnerships
  • Civic and community engagement in makerspaces

Session Types (Active learning and interactive sessions are encouraged):
  • Pre-Conference Workshop (3 hours): An in-depth, interactive, hands-on, deeper and thorough exploration of a topic. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Workshop (45 mins): A hands-on training session. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Lightning Talk (5 mins): A 5 minute session to share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs.
  • Presentation (20/45 mins): A session that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.
  • Roundtable Discussion (45 mins): A session that offers conversations in a casual, round table setting.
  • Panel Discussion (45 mins) : A session that brings together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members.
  • Makerspace Exhibit (30 mins): A session that offers an opportunity to showcase your makerspace and its programming and services in an informal setting.

If you have any questions, contact Vinaya Tripuraneni, Planning Committee Chair, at

CFP: ACRL Instruction Section 2019 Virtual Program (Late Spring 2019)

ACRL Instruction Section 2019 Virtual Program CFP

The ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee seeks proposals on the following topic for a virtual program in the late spring 2019:

Library and information science literature has devoted increasing interest and attention to the topic of social justice. We aim to move beyond the theoretical to investigate the various ways librarians have incorporated social justice into the classroom, including as a pedagogy, as it is interwoven with the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” and as an advocacy topic.

We invite proposals from diverse voices and institutions that demonstrate engaging and practical applications of the the successful integration of social justice in library instruction. Proposals should specify how attendees can utilize these approaches and could include lesson plans, classroom activities, demonstrations, or course syllabi. We will ask you to share an artifact or document of your lesson plans, activities, demonstrations, or syllabi with the audience for practical application and adaptation.

Each panelist will have 10-15 minutes to showcase their approach (e.g. a lesson plan, classroom activity, demonstration, course syllabi, etc.). There will be a Q&A period following all presenters.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this form (

The deadline for proposals is February 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernesto Hernandez ( and Martha Stuit (, the ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

CFP: ALISE Webinar Series (Association for Library and Information Science Education)

We are inviting proposals for the ALISE webinar series (specifically, for April-September, 2019). We are looking for submissions on the topics relevant to the research and practice of LIS education that will be of interest to ALISE members. Topics that are current and relevant, cover innovative approaches, and have practical application are particularly welcome. We encourage potential presenters to consider how their proposed offering compares to other similar professional development opportunities.

Sample topics that we’d like to see covered are (but not limited to):
  • collaborations of different schools on educational programs;
  • new models and approaches to offering degree programs;
  • new dual degrees;
  • using student evaluations effectively;
  • diversifying and internationalizing your curriculum;
  • rethinking long-standing assignment, testing, and grading practices;
  • capstone projects and e-portfolios;
  • service-based and experiential learning; partnership-based education;
  • internships and co-op education;
  • preparing PhD students for the current academic job market (and beyond);
  • teaching controversial, tough, or unpopular topics.

Please consult the webinar submission guidelines: and the list of previous webinars Please note that all webinar proposals have to be submitted using the online webinar submission form found here: (“Submit your proposal”).

The webinar co-coordinators Keren Dali and Dan Albertson are happy to discuss webinar ideas and help you develop your proposals. We are also ready to help potential presenters with similar interests find and team up with each other.

Webinar proposals can be submitted at any time. However, to improve your chances of acceptance and to help us with building the schedule, we encourage you to submit your proposal by February 1, 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the webinar co-coordinators. We are looking forward to hearing from you.