Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CFP: Technical Services in the 21st Century Library - Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Technical Services in the 21st century Library
Publication due 2020
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Christine Dulaney, American University

While librarianship in general has had constant revolutionary change, technical services has nearly been completely reimagined in the 21st century. ALAO seeks submissions for the “Technical Services in the 21st Century Library” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to examine the changing role of technical services from the library management perspective.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest
  • Telling the Technical Services story
  • Assessment, Data driven decision making and data visualization in technical services
  • New skills, new models of staff organization, reorganizations to meet changing library services
  • Collaborations with other library or university departments
  • Technical Services within a library consortium
  • Technical services and Collection Development
  • Aligning Technical Services with Library Mission and Vision
  • Updating workflows to accommodate new ways of working, changing technology, and changing needs
  • Linked data
  • Library Management Systems and/or Integrated Library Systems
  • Collection budgets including management of DDA/PDA programs, unbundling Big Deals, new acquisitions vehicles
  • Valuing and assessing resources in terms of relevance for the community served
  • Leveraging technical services for scholarly communications and university-produced research.
  • Technical services Librarians as faculty
  • Open-Education Resources or OERs
  • Out-sourcing
  • Space allocation
  • Technical Services for special collections and archival collections
This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and
Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020.
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical
developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library
administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have
libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a
platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across
issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this
series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and
collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional
How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2020 volume on Technical Services
in the 21st Century Library If you are interested in contributing to this
volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length
of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by April 15.
Submission deadlines
  • Submission deadline for proposals: April 15, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance sent by: May 31, 2019
  • Submission deadline for full chapters: October 31, 2019
  • Comments returned to authors: January 31, 2020
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions: March 31, 2020

CFP: Michigan Library Association 2019 Annual Conference - October 16-18, 2019 - Novi, Michigan

MLA 2019 Annual Conference 
Call for Proposals
Submissions welcome through March 31, 2019   
MLA 2019 Annual Conference
October 16 - 18, 2019
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, Michigan

The MLA 2019 Annual Conference work group seeks a variety of program and poster proposals on topics addressing the wide range of professional responsibilities found in libraries. 
Library professionals interested in sharing their insights, experiences, and knowledge are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. Librarians, staff and administrators from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate
MLA 2019 will focus on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, but proposals on all topics are welcome and encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated on purpose, relevance, presenter qualifications, clarity and applicability of content and outcomes, and target audience.
Visit the Call for Proposals web page for complete details and submit a proposal for a breakout session or poster presentation using the online form.

The deadline to submit a proposal for a poster or program is March 31. 

Questions? Contact MLA at MLA@milibraries.org or (517) 394-2774.

Call for panelists for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum, 2019 ALA Annual Meeting (Washington, DC)

Call for panelists for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum,
2019 ALA Annual Meeting

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss current topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals interested in participating in a panel discussion on alternatives to deficit models in academic libraries. Deficit models of education focus on a learner’s weaknesses, including the knowledge, motivation, experiences, or cultural values that they presumably lack. This panel will question the use of deficit models in library instruction and information literacy, and present alternative approaches.

This virtual discussion will take place in advance of the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting: Tuesday, June 11 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST. No previous experience with virtual presentations is necessary. The committee will work with selected panelists in advance to prepare for the online environment.

If you would like to share your knowledge and work on alternatives to deficit models in academic libraries, submit a proposal to be a panelist for the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today!

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019
To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form
Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2019

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauern Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 2019 Annual Conference: Libraries Speak Up! Advocate. Collaborate. Educate (Columbus, Ohio - October 18, 2019)

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 45th Annual Conference, Libraries Speak Up! Advocate. Collaborate. Educate., which will highlight the myriad  ways we respectfully, effectively, and equitably speak up for our profession, our libraries, and our patrons through advocacy, collaboration, and education. All facets of the library community are invited to submit a presentation from public and technical services to librarians, staff, and students. Proposal formats include posters, roundtables, and 45-minute presentations.

Conference Date: October 18, 2019
Conference Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio
Submission Deadline:  April 12, 2019

We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals from all areas of library work. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
·         Innovative collaborations
·         Advocacy efforts for our patrons, our libraries, and the profession
·         Advocating for social justice and equity
·         Demonstrating value and telling our story
·         Outreach, including outreach to marginalized groups
·         Library instruction and information literacy
·         Advocacy, collaboration, or innovation in collections work
·         Marketing and communications

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 Daniela Solomon and Allen Reichert by email at program@alaoweb.org

Monday, February 25, 2019

CFP: 2019 Kraemer Copyright Conference (Colorado Springs - June 10-12, 2019)

Call for Proposals: 2019 Kraemer Copyright Conference

The Kraemer Copyright Conference will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across libraries to discuss the importance of copyright in libraries as well as any updates to this law.

All proposals are due by midnight (MST) Friday, March 15, 2019. Presenters will be notified of selection decisions in April.


Presentation Formats

The committee encourages presenters to think creatively about presentation formats:
  • Workshop 
    An in-depth, facilitated introduction to an emerging topic, innovative approach, or effective practice with specific learning outcomes (60-minute session)
  • Roundtable
    A facilitated discussion among presenters on a particular topic or broader issue that includes multiple viewpoints and diverse voices (45-minute presentation in a 60-minute session with 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Panel
    Two or more presenters addressing a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth (45-minute presentation in a 60-minute session with 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Individual
    A paper or presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (15-minute presentation in a 60-minute session with 45 minutes allotted for three presentations on similar topics and 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Lightning Talk
    A focused, succinct presentation on a specific topic, approach, or practice (5-minute presentation delivered in a plenary lightning talk session with 15 minutes for Q&A)
  • Poster
    Visual presentation of a specific topic, approach, or practice (presentation in a 60-minute plenary poster session)

Presentation Tracks Description

The Kraemer Copyright Conference committee invites proposals on the following Conference Tracks:
  • Accessibility Track
    Now that the Marrakesh treaty has been ratified, people with print disabilities will have greater access to copyrighted materials. What does this landmark change in the law mean for balancing accessibility with observing copyright, and what implications does it have on our practices?
  • Licensing Track
    The proliferation of e-resources in libraries has turned copyright law on its head: instead of copyright law governing all resources, each resource is now governed by its own legally binding licensing agreement. Where does copyright law fit into this new landscape? Can we ever get back to a single governing law for all library resources?
  • Open Track
    This track is open to any other copyright topic that you believe will be of interest to conference participants.

Proposal Review and Notification

A volunteer subcommittee will review proposals, evaluating each on quality and clarity of content, relevance to conference themes, and ability to engage the audience.
The committee will start notifying presenters of selection decisions by Monday, April 1, 2019. At that time, we may ask presenters to consider an alternate format or co-present with others who have proposed similar topics based on reviewers' recommendations.

Additional Requirements

All presenters must register for the Kraemer Copyright Conference in order to present. Registration is free and presenters are responsible for travel and lodging.
Conference papers, presentations, and other documentation/media will be collected by the Kraemer Copyright Conference Committee Chair via email at fmartin3@uccs.edu and preserved in the Kraemer Family Library institutional repository or other appropriate and accessible platform.

Non-Commercial Policy

The Kraemer Copyright Conference programs are non-commercial educational learning experiences. Under no circumstances should a speaker promote their product, service, or other self-interest.


If you have any questions regarding this event or the proposal submission process, please contact Federico Martínez-García at fmartin3@uccs.edu.

CFP: LACUNY Institute 2019: Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting? Friday May 3, 2019 - New York City

Call for Proposals

LACUNY Institute 2019: Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting?
Friday May 3, 2019 | LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Submission Deadline:      Friday, March 1, 2019
Poster Session Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019

We invite proposals addressing this year’s conference theme, Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting?

Today’s academic libraries face challenges to the traditional model. Students are using technology, social media, and academic spaces in new ways. How are librarians educating the students of today and supporting their needs?  The LACUNY Institute seeks to explore strategies and address best practices promoting new library models.

Topics include, but are not limited to: 
·              renovation needs
·              new electronic resources
·              changes to the ways physical space is used
·              improved marketing and/or signage
·              new modes of collaboration
·              alternate library partnerships
·              changes in design, and/or changes in library service platforms, among others.

Types of proposals:
·              Panel discussion (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
·              Interactive presentation (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with 1 person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
·              Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
·              Poster sessions

About the Institute:
The LACUNY Institute is an annual, one-day conference open to LIS professionals, students, and the general public. It is organized by the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY), and although geared to academic librarians, it strives to have broad relevance to the profession.

Questions? Please contact one of the LACUNY Institute 2019 Co-Chairs:
- Dianne Gordon Conyers (dconyers@lagcc.cuny.edu)
- Anne O'Reilly (moreilly@lagcc.cuny.edu)

Thank you.

LACUNY Institute 2019 Planning Committee:

Kimberly Abrams, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Carl R. Andrews, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Jeffrey Delgado, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Michael Handis, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ian McDermott, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Linda Miles, Hostos Community College, CUNY
Ajatshatru Pathak, Hunter College, CUNY
Mark Aaron Polger, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Alexandra Rojas, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Derek Stadler, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

CFP: Lightning Talks at MiALA (Michigan Academic Library Association) Annual Conference - May 13 & 14, 2019 - Saginaw, Michigan

Proposals are currently sought for 5-minute lightning talks at the 2019 MiALA (Michigan Academic Library Association) Annual Conference, held on May 13 and 14, 2019 at Saginaw Valley State University. We are looking for 6 presenters to discuss topics relevant to community college librarians and staff. This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet if you’ve never presented at a conference before!

Potential subjects include (but are not limited to):
- Managing multiple job responsibilities & diverse projects
- Engaging library staff
- Making connections with faculty & adjunct faculty
- Balancing needs of diverse student population
- Student worker training & engagement
- Connecting with administration & proving value

To submit a proposal, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/bUGz4bx9QA3uU1LE2Deadline for proposals is April 5, 2019.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

CFP: Journal of Play in Adulthood (Open Access Journal)

Journal of Play in Adulthood
CFP URL: https://www.journalofplayinadulthood.org.uk/news/5/
Submissions URL: https://www.journalofplayinadulthood.org.uk/submissions/

I'm pleased to announce the new "Journal of Play in Adulthood" now has an open call for papers! https://www.journalofplayinadulthood.org.uk/news/5/ 

This new diamond open access journal (free to read and publish in) would welcome papers from library and information literacy practitioners as well as researchers. Research based articles are subject to double blind peer review, but we also welcome articles from practice, extended essays, and reviews that might be of interest to our readers.

Key topics of interest to the journal include the role of play in learning, work, our social and cultural lives, the benefits to individuals and society, and the interrelationship between play and other areas of adult life. The focus of this journal is on play in adulthood to explicitly distinguish it from children’s play, and to highlight that the motivations, contexts, and forms of play are, in many cases, different. In summary, it covers playful living, playful working, and playful learning.

Many thanks,


Andrew Walsh
University of Huddersfield

Friday, February 15, 2019

CFP: Kentucky Library Association 2019 Conference - Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 24-25, 2019


Proposal submissions are now being accepted for the Kentucky Library Association's 2019 Conference, to be held October 24 and 25 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  

The 2019 theme, RE-THINKING THE WAY we library, asks us to reexamine our library traditions, challenge commonly held beliefs and--
--think about how we provide service
--think abut the future we envision for our libraries
--think about how we engage with our communities
--think about  lessons we can learn from other industries
--think about lessons learned from successes and failures

The Planning Committee is working to plan an illuminating program that will be enlightening and informative -- please consider joining us and sharing your expertise at this year's conference.  

Proposals will be accepted until May 15th, with accepted proposals notified by June 15th. In accordance with KLA Policy, all accepted presenters must register to attend at least one day of the conference.  

If I can answer any questions, please let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Kandace Rogers
Chair, 2019 Conference Planning Committee 

Monday, February 11, 2019

CFP: Special Issue related to academic libraries and the 45th President of the United States (Reference Services Review)

Reference Services Review seeks journal article contributions for a special issue that will explore themes related to academic libraries and the 45th President of the United States. The issue will be published in January, 2020 (48/1). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: 
  • the impact of misinformation, disinformation, and distrust of media outlets on library education services
  • the impact of the partial government shutdown on access to federal government information and/or services, grant funded research, etc.
  • campus climate: safety and security, free speech versus hate speech, collaboration with student organizations
  • campus/community engagement and programming
  • work with and/or support services for DACA students
  • the impact on federal government documents, e.g., removal of the phrase "climate change," requests from federal agencies to purge historical documents and records, archiving the President's social media posts, etc.
  • library involvement with social justice initiatives on campus
  • innovative dissemination of election, candidate, and voter registration information to constituents

The journal welcomes thought pieces, case studies, and articles about issues and trends that address specific opportunities or challenges related to academic libraries and the current administration. Potential contributors are encouraged to be creative in developing topics. 

Topic proposals should be submitted to Mary Ellen Spencer via the web form at https://tinyurl.com/rsr-45th.  Please direct any questions to me at mespencer@pstcc.edu.

Mary Ellen Spencer
Director of Library Services
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933

Monday, February 04, 2019

Call for Chapters: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms

Call for Chapters URL: https://go.shr.lc/2SazJmE

Carla Sofia Vicente Negrão
João António Furtado Brito, UNICV

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: March 7, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 5, 2019
Submission Date: October 28, 2019

During recent years, the number of crowdfunding platforms has increasead in worldwide. In order to discuss ideas, problems, challenges, and solutions for changes in society and organizations to improve crowdfunding platforms, we prepare this book. This book has an important role to play in providing knowledge for researchers, experts, and practitioners of crowdfunding platforms in the global digital economy. It also intends to provide guidelines for economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, policy makers, and technology developers.

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of crowdfunding at different levels of the knowledge.

The overall objectives of this book are:
• To explore the latest crowdfunding trends;
• To present the current state of crowdfunding;
• To explore/examine challenges, opportunities, limitations, and risks of crowdfunding;
• To help readers understand crowdfunding platforms;
• To aim to publish the latest research findings;
• To provide emerging research on the use of crowdfunding platforms;
• To understand the Law about crowdfunding.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of crowdfunding in various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support for scholars, academics, researchers, economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, sociologists, teachers, policy makers, and technology developers interested in crowdfunding platforms.

Recommended Topics
Recommended topics for chapters include, but are not limited to:
• Crowdfunding mobile
• Crowdfunding and e-commerce
• Crowdfunding innovations
• Risk and security
• Crowdfunding industry 5.0
• Crowdfunding business models
• Crowdfunding platforms
• Education crowdfunding
• crowdfunding projects
• Crowdfunding business intelligence
• IoT crowdfunding
• Digital literacy crowdfunding
• Crowdfunding for digital entrepreneurship
• Crowdfunding for economic development
• Crowdfunding for startups
• Crowdfunding success
• Crowdfunding sustainability;
• Future Trends in crowdfunding
• Crowdfunding and Laws

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 7, 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 April 6, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 5, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms. 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.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates
March 7, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 6, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
July 5, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
September 2, 2019: Review Results Returned
October 14, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
October 28, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Carla cvnegrao@gmail.com
João joao.brito@docente.unicv.edu.cv

Friday, February 01, 2019

Free Virtual Conference: NCLA Sections Virtual Conference: February 8, 2019

NCLA Sections Virtual Conference: February 8, 2019

The North Carolina Library Association’s College and University, NC Library Paraprofessional Association, Community & Junior College Libraries, Distance Learning Sections and Appalachian State University’s Center for Academic Excellence are working together to host a NCLA Sections Virtual Conference on February 8, 2019!

Spend the day with librarians, instructional designers, paraprofessionals, faculty, and other library supporters. We are offering presentations for all aspects of library support-services, distance-learning services, community college, and university library services, including access services, instruction, research support, outreach, e-resource management, acquisitions, cataloging, management, assessment, and everything in between.

Visit our website to Register (its free!) and view the agenda.

All sessions will be recorded and archived on the conference site.