Thursday, August 25, 2016

CFP: IOLUG Fall 2016 Conference – Let Our Powers Combine: Engage. Partner. Inspire (October 21, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN)

IOLUG Fall 2016 Conference – Let Our Powers Combine: Engage. Partner. Inspire


Friday, October 21, 2016

Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN  46240

How can we join together to increase awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals in the academic, public and online settings? The IOLUG Program Committee is inviting proposals around the theme of proving the value and worth of the library. Specifically, how are you demonstrating the value of your library? What emerging technologies are you using to display your contribution to your institution or community either online or in person? How can we work together to inspire a spirit of advocacy?

We encourage presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians can implement to improve their resources and services for students, patrons, faculty, etc. Consider the following topics:

Promoting open educational resources (OER) and affordable learning materials
Analytics and metrics
Supporting diversity
Improved service delivery and job performance
Digital media implementation
New library initiatives
Innovation and community engagement
Leadership
Please specify in your proposal whether users will be expected to bring their own devices, or if you will need the use of a computer lab.

Submit your proposal today!
Deadline is Friday, September 2
Get ideas from previous conferences at the IOLUG site.

CFP: ER&L 2017 (Austin, Texas - April 2017)

We invite you to submit to the 12th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference Call for Proposals beginning today through Tuesday, October 11th.

The ER&L Program Planning committee has opened the 2017 Call for Proposals and ER&L is currently seeking 45 minute sessions and 15 minute short talks for the 2017 conference program in these recently revised tracks:

1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing
2. Collection Development & Assessment
3. Organizational Strategies
4. External Relationships
5. User Experience & Promotion
6. Scholarly Communication & Library as Publisher
7. Emerging Technologies & Trends

For a detailed list of the complete and update topics covered at ER&L:


Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

Community Call! Don’t have a session, but an idea for a speaker or missing topics? Submit to our Community Call for Ideas. The Community Call is always on for any topic you think ER&L should be covering! And, suggestions can be made anonymously and no sign-up is required. The Call for Ideas is separate from the Call for Session Proposals that collects full session submissions.

Have a great day!

Elizabeth Winter, Chair
Bonnie Tijerina, Conference Coordinator
ER&L Program Planning Committee

ER&L 2017, the 12th Annual Electronic Resources and Libraries is in Austin, Texas at the UT Austin Conference Center and will take place April 3-5, 2017. Housing and Early Registration are currently open. Visit electroniclibrarian.org.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CFP: Genealogy and Popular Culture Area - 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference (San Diego, CA)

For the second year, the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association will include a Genealogy and Popular Culture Area

Interested scholars are invited to submit papers for the 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference in San Diego, California, April 12-15, 2017 Special Topics Area, Genealogy.

Academics studying and writing on American popular culture might examine genealogy within the context of television and literary disciplines, library and archival disciplines, American and public history disciplines, museum studies, or folklore. Proposals for papers or panel presentations regarding any aspect of these or other connections would be welcome.


Please submit a 100 to 250 word abstract on your proposed topic to the PCA website by October 1, 2016 as described here: https://conference.pcaaca.org/

Potential participants do not need to be members to submit proposals; however, membership in PCA/ACA and registration for the conference are required in order to present.

Please send all inquiries to:
Bruce E. Drushel, Ph.D.
VP Programming & Area Chairs, PCA/ACA

For more information see the associations' website at: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference

Call for Chapters - Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Tips and Techniques for Advancing within Your Mission (ACRL Book)

We’re excited to invite you to submit chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Tips and Techniques for Advancing within Your Mission

The Book
As emerging technologies become easier to use, public service information professionals of all kinds are increasingly tasked with making decisions regarding which technologies to use, promote, and provide support for. These technology-mediated exchanges can play an important role in how information, and the library, is perceived and used.

This book will share perspectives on how to interpret and apply the ALA's Core Values of Librarianship in the context of emerging technologies as well highlight case studies of organizations and applications that exemplify relevant library values. It will be grounded in theory, but be made applicable to a variety of libraries by situating discussions within a framework for decision-making.

Authors will retain copyright of their work, and after one year the entire book will be made available open access.
Structure
The book will be organized into chapters corresponding with the values identified in the ALA's Core Values of Librarianship, but individual chapters do not need to tie directly to any particular interpretation of those values (see “Chapter Details”). Authors should consider library values in the context of emerging technology, and what the implications are for making decisions about library practice. 

The editors are interested in considering a wide variety of perspectives and forms of submissions in order to be relevant to a broad audience

Each section will include both:
    Practical case studies of how to effectively use a particular technology in a library setting
    Theoretical models for understanding and interpreting the relevant library value (or values) in context of a relevant technology
Most submissions should include at least some elements of theory and practice, but can focus on any aspect. We will also consider submissions featuring just one element (an important theoretical consideration that could impact other works, or a particularly impactful case study). 

Copyright
Priority will be given to producing the best possible final work that is meaningful to a wide audience rather than necessarily “original research,” so authors may reuse portions of previous works when copyright allows. If doing so, authors are expected to revise their work and provide at minimum an introduction and conclusion that fit with the theme of this volume. 

Chapter DetailsFor a more context and suggested topics for each chapter visit this document:https://goo.gl/slsCNV 
Potential Sections Include:

·         Confidentiality/Privacy & Intellectual Freedom
·         Access/Democracy
·         The Public Good/Social Responsibility & Education and Lifelong Learning
·         Preservation
·         Diversity
·         Service
·         Professionalism

Examples of topics include:
    Libraries providing access to encryption technology
    Libraries providing training/access to technology that enables expression
    Libraries relationship to modern efforts to censor (e.g. NSA; Patriot Act; China’s firewall)
    Technology that supports Open Access
    The #ICANHAZPDF phenomenon, and technology surrounding interlibrary loan
    Licensing/copyright agreements and library values
    Preventing link-rot and related issues with archiving websites
    Issues surrounding private/public communications online (e.g. preserving e-mails, Facebook posts and other semi-public digital objects stored on private servers)
    How library interfaces impact diversity
    How library values such as professionalism and service can be embodied in technology decisions
Don’t see your topic/idea here? We encourage you to contact the editors at valuesandtechnologyacrl@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Proposal Guidelines and Submission Instructions
A short form with an attached Word document (.doc or .docx) is required for proposal submission. The Word document should be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt., be double-spaced, and include:
    A working title
    Names of all contributing authors & their respective institutions
    Contact information for the primary author
    Estimated final word count
    A brief (250-500 word) description of your proposed chapter
    Please identify any relevant library values and technologies, and if your chapter will include any explicit recommendations for decision making
Attach your chapter submission proposal to an email with the subject line: Chapter Proposal Submission_(PrimaryAuthor’sLastName)
And send to: valuesandtechnologyacrl@gmail.com

Our information
Peter Fernandez, Interim Head, LRE Liaison Programs University of Tennessee Libraries
Kelly Tilton, Information Literacy Instruction Librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Important Dates
Proposals are due October 10th, 2016
       Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) by October 31, 2016
       Deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters for revision: February 1, 2017
       Submission of edited volume to publisher: May 31, 2017


Peter Fernandez
Interim Head, LRE Liaison Programs
University of Tennessee Libraries

CFP: Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (virtual conference - November 15-16, 2016)

The Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) is accepting proposals for its inaugural 2016 virtual conference, being held November 15th and 16th, 2016.  This two-day virtual conference will provide the opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of others with a focus on practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management. Anyone can submit a proposal.

We invite proposals for the following program formats:

  • Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Talk the Practical roundtable

We invite submissions on any aspect of digital asset management.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Digital Preservation
    • Implementations
    • Workflows
    • Systems
  • Digital Projects
    • Funding
    • Workflows
    • Metadata
    • Outreach & Marketing

  • Platforms
    • Presentation Layer
    • Systems
    • Customizations
    • Decision process for choosing a platform

To view a full list of topics click on possible topics.

For submission guidelines click here.

Deadlines
Submission Deadline (Extended): September 12, 2016
Acceptance Notification: October 3, 2016
Upload of final version of presentation and poster: October 31, 2016

How to Submit

Monday, August 22, 2016

CFP: Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference (May 22-23, 2017 - Los Angeles, California)

Call for proposals: Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference

The Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference will take place May 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California. Please see our call for proposals below and at http://bit.ly/CFP_IACL2017.

Deadline for proposals is 5pm (PST)October 1, 2016.

Proposals must be submitted using the submissions form. More information will be shared soon on the conference website. We hope you can join us! 


Questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to IACLatUSC@gmail.com.

Lists of trends in academic libraries and higher education do not always make explicit connections to the changing roles of librarians, the shifting identity required to tackle these new trends and roles, or the agency that librarians may or may not experience as they work at the vanguard of these transformations. In a 2014 article, Deborah Hicks remarked, “By focusing on how librarians describe their profession, attention can be drawn to how librarians themselves construct librarianship, and how this construction shapes their interactions with patrons, their local communities, other professions, and society at large.” This conference will extend ongoing conversations aimed at understanding how issues of identity and agency contribute to access, inclusivity, and diversity in academic libraries. In the current information and higher education landscapes, we cannot succeed by only
performing the roles and responsibilities laid out in our job descriptions. This conference will also raise awareness of, begin to reflect on, and in some cases interrogate, how our roles and identities affect interactions with stakeholders, as well as our perceptions of each other and of libraries and librarians in society at large.

This conference will include keynotes, workshops, and discussions spread across the two days. We invite proposals that address questions of identity, agency, and culture in academic libraries for sessions that will take place on May 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in any of the following formats:

•       Presentations and/or panels, 50 minutes
•       Facilitated roundtable discussions, 50 minutes
•       Workshops, 50 minutes
•       Lightning talk sessions, 10 minutes per person

Library students and library employees of all kinds are invited to submit proposals. There will be student and staff scholarships to help with travel and lodging costs. The application for these scholarships will be available in December on the conference website.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•       Queering the workplace for people and resources
•       Technology and professional identity
•       Developing a professional identity or focus, and the fear of getting pigeonholed, and/or coping with impostor syndrome
•       How librarians’ official status (e.g., as faculty) affects how we interact with teaching faculty, students, and staff
•       Agency in collections decisions, negotiations, and the importance of considering that the systems we use are profit-driven
•       Valuing library work while maintaining, or deconstructing, job titles
•       Generational and cultural differences among library employees
•       How intersectionality affects workplace culture
•       Differences (and similarities) between library science and information science degrees
•       Peer mentoring and other mentoring models
•       Impact of professional recognition and awards on the kind of work we value
•       How cultivating professional skills impacts collections and resources
•       How the language we use on our websites and in our buildings includes and excludes
•       Maintaining professional identity with diverse professional backgrounds (for example, PhDs with no MLIS hired as librarians, or librarians working in the academy outside the library)
•       Academic culture and the effect on agency

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2016 at 5pm PST using the submissions
form. Proposals must include presenters’ name(s) and institutional
affiliation(s), a working title, and a description of your session no more
than 300 words long. Proposals will be evaluated based on adherence to the
theme of identity, agency, and culture in academic libraries and on their
appeal to a broad audience. An effort will be made to represent a wide variety
of viewpoints, roles, and institutions. Decisions and notifications of
acceptance will be made by December 1, 2016.

CFP: Biographies Area - 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference (San Diego, CA)

Call for Papers: 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: San Diego, California (April 12-15, 2017)
Submission Deadline: 10/1/16
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 12-15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

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

Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2017 Event Management database at 
https://conference.pcaaca.org/.

The deadline is October 1, 2016.

Thank you for your interest!

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154
susie.skarl@unlv.edu

Call for Proposals for ALA Annual in Chicago: Video & Libraries (Chicago - June 2017)

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 2017 in Chicago? Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The ALA Video Round Table Annual Program Committee (VRT) welcomes program proposals on just about anything related to video and libraries! 

The term video includes moving picture media in all of its forms - DVDs, streaming, video tapes, video art, YouTube videos, animation, iPhone shot footage, etc. 

Proposals are due SOON, August 31, 2016!

Sample ideas (but we very much welcome others):
  • Have you created video tutorials? 
  • Are you using film clips (or gifs) in instruction?
  • Have you created a media center for your patrons?
  • Do you work with students or faculty in video creation?
  • Are you finding new ways to promote films to your community?
  • Are you doing anything interesting in curating your film collection?
  • Have you made library promotional videos?
  • Are you involved with film or video preservation?
  • Have you offered special film programming/events at your library?

If you’re interested in submitting a proposal, please read the guidelines and complete the online form at: http://www.ala.org/vrt/2017-annual-program-proposal-information

The Program Committee will review all proposals and notify participants of proposal acceptance by Sept. 21, 2016.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Program Committee co-chairs, Steven Milewski smilewsk@utk.edu or Laine Thielstrom esthiels@colby.edu

Friday, August 12, 2016

Call for Columns: Alert Collector in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ)

The new editor of the Alert Collector column in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) is seeking authors to develop topic ideas for future issues. This popular column in RUSQ is a great way to share your subject knowledge on almost any topic. (Some sample Alert Collector columns from past issues are below.) The columns can focus on fiction or non-fiction areas, and cover print and online resources, with short annotations. You can write about topics germane to our profession, subjects you encounter at the information desk, or in your collection development work. Timely, current-events like topics are also encouraged. (The Zika virus, Rio De Janeiro, augmented reality games, to name a few). Columns are usually between 3000-3500 words.

Past topics:



My deadline is Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016. Please email me at shoresml@miamioh.edu if you have questions or want to suggest a column topic to develop.

More information on article submissions at: https://journals.ala.org/rusq/about/submissions
Past issues are viewable at:  https://journals.ala.org/rusq/issue/archive


Mark Shores
Column Editor - "Alert Collector"
Reference and User Services Quarterly

Thursday, August 11, 2016

CFP: Researcher to Reader Conference (London - February 2017)

Call for Proposals

The Researcher to Reader Conference is the forum for discussion of the creation and dissemination of international scholarly content. The Conference Advisory Board is inviting proposals for participation in the next Conference, on 20 & 21 February 2017.

A proposal could include a topic, presentation, panel or workshop for the event, or a nomination for a speaker, panellist or facilitator. Each speaker, panellist and facilitator is offered a complimentary place at the conference.

Please respond by 31 August 2016; although later submissions may be considered.

Proposals
Each proposal should include the following information:

  • Title and format of the proposal (presentation / workshop / etc)
  • Name, contact details and credentials for the proposer / speaker / panellist / facilitator
  • A description or abstract of about 100-300 words

We are particularly seeking participation by librarians, researchers, editors and funders, and by people based outside the UK.

Please send suggestions, proposals or any other communications to the Conference Chairman, Mark Carden, at info@R2RConf.com. For additional information about the 2017 Conference and Programme, please visit the website at www.R2RConf.com

Themes & Topics
We welcome suggestions for themes and topics that would be relevant, and of interest to our delegates, ideally accompanied by suggestions for appropriate speakers. Although we are open to a wide range of topics, some of the subject we are particularly keen to include in the 2017 programme include:
  • International Funding and International Research Collaboration
  • Metrics in Funding, Discovery and Usage
  • Marketing and Selling Scholarly Content (Paid or Free)
  • The Financial Future of Learned Societies
  • Access, Authentication & Entitlement

Presentations
Speaker sessions can be in the form of either presentations (lasting approximately 20-40 minutes) or 'lightning talks' (where the speaker will have a very brief opportunity to just introduce a topic).

Workshops
Delegates attend one out of about six workshop topics, and each has a duration of 2½ hours, split across three sessions during the two days of the Conference. Workshops work best when discussing and resolving a clearly-defined question or problem.

Panels
Panel discussions are a chance for both experts and general delegates to discuss a key topic of interest to the community. Panels work best where an issue needs discussion amongst knowledgeable pundits, and where the chair is well-prepared and an excellent facilitator.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CFP: IOLUG Fall 2016 Conference – Let Our Powers Combine: Engage. Partner. Inspire (Indianapolis, IN October 2016)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
IOLUG Fall 2016 Conference – Let Our Powers Combine: Engage. Partner. Inspire

Friday, October 21, 2016

Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus
3777 Priority Way, Indianapolis, IN  46240

How can we join together to increase awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals in the academic, public and online settings? The IOLUG Program Committee is inviting proposals around the theme of proving the value and worth of the library. Specifically, how are you demonstrating the value of your library? What emerging technologies are you using to display your contribution to your institution or community either online or in person? How can we work together to inspire a spirit of advocacy?

We encourage presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians can implement to improve their resources and services for students, patrons, faculty, etc. Consider the following topics:


  • Promoting open educational resources (OER) and affordable learning materials 
  • Analytics and metrics
  • Supporting diversity
  • Improved service delivery and job performance
  • Digital media implementation
  • New library initiatives
  • Innovation and community engagement
  • Leadership 


Please specify in your proposal whether users will be expected to bring their own devices, or if you will need the use of a computer lab.

Submit your proposal today!
Deadline is Friday, September 2
Get ideas from previous conferences at the IOLUG site.

CFP: Art Documentation

Editors are accepting article proposals for both the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 issues of ART DOCUMENTATION, the semiannual peer-reviewed journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, co-published by the University of Chicago Press.  Articles should fall within the scope of art and architecture librarianship, visual resources curatorship, digital image management, technology related to the visual arts, art publishing, artists’ books, and related fields. 

The deadline for the Spring 2017 issue is September 1, 2016; the first draft of the article should be completed by this date and be ready to submit for peer review. The deadline for the Fall 2017 issue is March 1, 2017; feel free to contact me any time before this date to submit an abstract or to discuss your proposal. ART DOCUMENTATION contributor guidelines may be found athttp://arlisna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=257:art-documentation-contributor-guidelines&catid=18:publications&Itemid=146.

Thanks for your interest in publishing in ART DOCUMENTATION!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Judy Dyki
Editor, ART DOCUMENTATION   
Director of Library and Academic Resources

Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum
39221 Woodward Avenue, Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303-0801
jdyki@cranbrook.edu

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

CFP: LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, AND MUSEUMS (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference San Diego CA April 12-15, 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, AND MUSEUMS AREA


The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 12-15, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, or museums, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials. Papers from graduate students are welcome.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2016. Proposals may be submitted at https://conference.pcaaca.org. Please direct any questions to the area chair or co-chair for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture:

Chair: Allen Ellis
Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101
USA
ellisa@nku.edu

Co-chair: Casey Hoeve
Assistant Professor
509A Hale Library
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506
USA