Wednesday, July 21, 2021

CFP: Electronic Theses and Dissertations 2021 (Virtual Event - November 15-17, 2021)


Join us for the Electronic Theses and Dissertations conference, the annual event of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

#ETD2021 will take place during November 15-17 as a virtual and open (free) event.

This year's theme is #OpenScholarship in a post-pandemic world - hosted by United Arab Emirates University

We invite proposals for papers and presentations on the following topics:

✅Institutional #repositories and platforms

✅Open Scholarship - #OpenAccess - #OpenScience – policies, practices, use cases

#ResearchData management and #DigitalArchives in a virtual world

✅Technical processes – scanning; PDF; OCR; Arabic language texts; format migration

And more!

For more information, please see the ETD 2021 page. It is possible to submit expressions of interest until August 1st and abstracts until August 15 via

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Friday, July 16, 2021

CFP: 2021 Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium (Virtual - November 17, 2021)

The Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) planning committee is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, a free event which will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (time to be determined). MIRL is a platform-neutral conference and our goal is to gather together IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings for discussions and sharing of case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content. 


MIRL 2021 will feature a keynote by Kathryn Funk, Program Manager, PubMed Central, National Library of Medicine.


We are accepting proposals for:

  • Panel discussions (approximately 50 minutes including Q&A)
  • Presentations (approximately 20 minutes including Q&A)
  • Vendor presentations (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A)
  • Lightning talks (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A)


The MIRL planning committee welcomes proposals on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Unique medical/health sciences institutional repository (IR) collections, use cases, or challenges
  • Migrating repository platforms: stories, processes, and lessons learned
  • IRs in a time of budget cuts: ROI and justifying the cost
  • Finding your champions: marketing your IR 
  • Reporting out: telling your IR story with statistics and metrics 
  • IR harvesting and support tools, workflow 
  • Preprints and medical IRs
  • Your IR as a journal publishing platform
  • Strategies for management of faculty/researcher publications, conference posters, student collections, digital exhibits
  • Promoting Green OA initiatives
  • Supporting promotion and tenure using your IR
  • COVID-19 and your IR
  • Accessibility policies and practices
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: adopting anti-racist and anti-oppression statements and practices, diversity and health information
  • IR work beyond the pandemic: telecommuting or other changes.


Submit your proposal here: 



  • Deadline for submitting proposals: Friday, September 3, 2021
  • Acceptance emails will be sent no later than September 17, 2021
  • Registration is free for all attendees and will open in September. 


Please contact Brenda Fay at for any questions about the proposal process or about MIRL. 

MIRL 2021 planning group members:

  • Brenda Fay (Advocate Aurora Health)
  • Sara Hoover (Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University)
  • Ramune Kubilius (Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
  • Steven Moore (Henry Ford Health System)
  • Lisa Palmer (Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  • Gayle Williams (Henry Ford Health System)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Call for Guest Bloggers - Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP)

 Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP):

The Blog Editors of Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP) would like to invite guest writers to contribute to our blog.

This is a great opportunity to build up your resume with bylines over the summer! 

This writing opportunity is open to all! We welcome posts from art information paraprofessionals, professionals, students, and prospective art librarians! This could include anyone working with visual and performing arts, new media, and other arts-related collections. 

We also welcome posts from people who started their careers in librarianship and/or art information but have moved on to other arts-adjacent fields.

Please choose from one of our suggested themes below, or propose a topic of your own! You do not need to have any previous writing experience. We will work with you to edit your work.
Please send an email to expressing your interest and proposed topic.

Suggested themes:
  • Tips on making the most of your time between semesters if you are a student: self-care, returning to hobbies, etc.
  • Review a conference or seminar (including virtual webinars and other online experiences)
  • Highlight your experiences transitioning from a student to a new professional
  • Share an interesting read about librarianship or another information services-adjacent topic
  • What are you working on? Share the process of putting together a webinar, conference, project, or other creative endeavors
  • Discuss an internship, fellowship, or first-year librarian experience