Wednesday, December 15, 2021

WILU Call for Proposals - Appel à propositions WILU - June 20-23, 2022, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - 50th annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU)


From June 20 to 23, 2022, McGill University Library will host the 50th annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU).  


The Organizing Committee is pleased to officially launch the website and call for proposals:  


·         WILU 2022 website:  

·         Conference theme – Carte Blanche:  

·         Call for proposals:  

·         Follow WILU on Twitter @WILUconference  


If you would like to present at WILU 2022, you can submit a proposal by January 21, 2022. 


We will need volunteers during the conference. If you are interested, please send a message to 


If you have questions or comments, please contact us at 





Marcela Isuster and Katherine Hanz (WILU 2022 Co-Chairs) and the Program Committee (Sandy Hervieux, Emily Kingsland, Gen Gore, Sonia Smith, and Natalie Waters)  







Du 20 au 23 juin 2022, la Bibliothèque de l’Université McGill sera hôte du 50e Atelier annuel sur la formation documentaire, plus communément connu sous son nom anglais « Workshop on Instruction in Library Use » (WILU).   


Nous sommes heureux aujourd’hui de lancer officiellement notre site Web et l’appel à propositions :  


·         Site Web WILU 2022 :  

·         Thème du congrès – Carte blanche :  

·         Appel à propositions :  

·         Suivez WILU sur Twitter @WILUconference 


Si vous souhaitez présenter à WILU 2022, vous pouvez soumettre une proposition d’ici le 21 janvier 2022.  


Nous aurons besoin de bénévoles lors du congrès. Pour nous faire part de votre intérêt, veuillez nous écrire à 


Pour toute question ou commentaire, communiquez avec nous à 


Au plaisir,  


Marcela Isuster et Katherine Hanz (co-présidentes de WILU 2022) et le comité du programme (Sandy Hervieux, Emily Kingsland, Gen Gore, Sonia Smith, et Natalie Waters)  

Sunday, December 12, 2021

CFP: Popular Culture Association Annual Conference-Biographies Area (Virtual Conference--April 13-16, 2022)--Extended Submission Deadline 12/23/21

 CFP: Popular Culture Association Annual Conference-Biographies Area (Virtual Conference--April 13-16, 2022)--Submission Deadline 12/23/21

The Popular Culture Association will be holding its annual conference virtually  April 13-16, 2022.

The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:

– Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
– Biography and film
– Biography and criminal justice
– Television programs about biography
– Biography and urban legends
– Biography and folklore
– Biography and literature
– Scholarly Biography
– Controversial Biography
– Psychoanalysis and Biography
– Historical Biography
– Political Biography
– Autobiography

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

On your submission, please include title of paper, abstract, and contact information.

Submission Deadline Extension: 12/23/21

Please go to this link to submit your paper: 

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154 OR

Sunday, December 05, 2021

CFP: 2022 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge (May 21-24, 2022 - Mt. Hood, Oregon)

2022 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Saturday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Timberline Lodge

One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood


Call for Proposals - Applications due December 31, 2021


WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

  • Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development, held at Timberline Lodge.
  • A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections.
  • A small (capped at 80 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.


WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

The planning committee is seeking submissions on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion, whether the presentation leans more toward the practical "here's what we did" sessions or toward the more abstract "here's what we think" sessions. The committee may also seek to achieve balance in the program by bringing individual proposals together to form panels, or by recommending that a proposal be converted to a table talk. We invite you to indicate whether or not you'd be interested in these opportunities on the submission proposal form.


Topics we and/or prior year's attendees are interested in include (in no particular order):

  • Collections analysis projects (e.g., GreenGlass or Gold Rush experiences, altmetrics, etc.)
  • Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
  • Managing liaison programs
  • Public library and/or small academic library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development
  • New models for selection
  • Sustainable models for publishing/pricing
  • Effective management of collections with constrained resources
  • Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability
  • Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections
  • Negotiation skills and how to use them, including during library-vendor and library-publisher meetings
  • Innovative vendor-librarian relationships and/or partnerships
  • Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)
  • Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.)
  • Impacts of Open Access and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development
  • Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians
  • Digital scholarship

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2021.


Proposal submission form:

Covid Policy: In the interest of keeping everyone safe, the Institute will adhere to local, state, and federal health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. More detailed information about these protocols will be shared as the event approaches.

Important Dates

  • Fri 12/31/21: Proposals due
  • Mon 1/17/22: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified
  • Fri 1/21/22: Presenters confirm commitment to present
  • Mon 2/7/22: Registration scheduled to open



The 2022 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is:

  • Damon Campbell, University of Oregon
  • Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University
  • Jamie Hazlitt, Loyola Marymount University
  • Kathleen Spring, Librarian at Large
  • Kasia Stasik, Harrassowitz

CFP: 8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (June 2022 - Hybrid Conference)

HEAd'22: Call for Papers

8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances

June 14 - 17, 2022. Valencia, Spain (hybrid conference)


We are pleased to announce the Eighth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22), as a hybrid conference (in-person and virtual conference, simultaneously). Every year, HEAd brings together around 250 participants from more than 50 countries to exchange ideas, experiences and research results related to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems.

The HEAd'22 conference will be held on June 14-17, 2022 on the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), which has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021.

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
  • 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
  • Teaching and learning experiences
  • Entrepreneurship and learning for employment
  • Education accreditation, quality and assessment
  • Competency-based learning and skill assessment
Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 4, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: April 6, 2022
  • Camera ready due: April 25, 2022
  • Conference dates: June 14-17, 2022

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 Scopus and 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'22 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:

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote high quality education.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Call for Submissions: Reserve and Renew (LIS Mental Health Zine) #LISMentalHealth #MentalHealth

Reserve and Renew is the LIS Mental Health zine, exploring the intersection of mental health, mental illness, and the library and archives community.

Find ordering information for issues 1-4 of Reserve and Renew at this page.

Submission Page:

About the zine

Reserve and Renew is a collaborative zine, featuring submissions from people around the world. Contributions are welcome from anyone involved in “big tent” librarianship, archives, or museums, including those who work or volunteer in a library or archive or museum (currently or formerly), those working towards an LIS degree, or anyone otherwise involved in library or GLAM-related work. Anonymous contributions are welcomed. Contributions are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC 4.0).

We request a sliding scale $5-10 donation for each copy of the zine. All profits are donated to Mental Health First Aid, a public education program that aims to help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives.

Call for submissions

Submissions are now open for issue 5! This issue’s theme is “Unpacking resilience,” encouraging contributors to reflect on and critically interrogate the idea of enduring hardship in our society as it pertains to mental health and mental illness. Submissions are not required to address this theme; this is just a suggestion.

Submission formats might include:

  • personal narratives
  • creative writing and poetry
  • visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, collage, comics, digital art, photographs of embroidery, etc.)
  • encouraging thoughts
  • tips for coping and radical self-care practices
  • how-to guides
  • recipes
  • interviews
  • societal critiques

The Reserve and Renew editorial team consists of Liz Chenevey, Nicole Gustavsen, Abigail Phillips, Annie Pho, Kate Deibel, Kelly McElroy, Violet Fox, and Jess Fenander. Although we encourage authenticity and freedom of expression, the editorial team reserves the right to not publish any piece we decide is is not relevant to our theme or harmful/discriminatory to members of our community. Please contact the editorial team at with questions or concerns.

Submissions for issue 5 are due December 31, 2021. Find the submission form here: