Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CFP: Libraries in Direct Action - ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium December 7, 2018, New York City

Libraries in Direct Action

ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium December 7, 2018 at Baruch Vertical Campus: Call for Presentations

In 2018, the core values of librarianship, including social responsibility, education, democracy, and intellectual freedom, have faced one challenge after another. How have academic and research libraries taken action to confront these challenges? What are we doing to uphold these core values? 

For this year's ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking presentations and panels about projects rooted in direct action.

Sample themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Labor, finance, and neoliberalism in the academic library: confronting institutional obstacles regarding staffing, professional development, and advocacy  
  • Challenging the whiteness of libraries: education, hiring, retention, collections, and instruction 
  • The crisis of fact: politicization of information resources and information literacy 
  • Academic libraries and the public good: community partnerships and outreach 

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, submitted by May 7, 2018.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by mid May. Selected presenters must confirm presentations by June 1st

Abstracts of presentations can be submitted using this form: https://bit.ly/2IVYc70 

The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium will be held on December 7, 2018 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York. Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium in general can be sent to acrlnysymposiumchair@gmail.com

CFP: Power Up Conference in Leadership for Youth Services Managers and Staff, March 28-29, 2019 (Madison, Wisconsin)


Call for Proposals: Power Up Conference in Leadership for Youth Services Managers and Staff, March 28-29, 2019

About the Conference
Do you have ideas to share about management and leadership in Youth Services? The University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School is pleased to offer the second Power Up Conference to share your exciting ideas! The conference will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on March 28-29, 2019. The program committee will be accepting proposals until August 3, 2018.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, collaborations, ethics, leadership pathways, advocacy, mentorship, managing change, work/life balance, staff motivation, and innovation. Youth services librarians and staff from public libraries, schools, after-school programs, museums, etc. are invited to attend – we had 142 attendees from 20 states at the 2017 conference! You may find the program from the 2017 conference here: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/power-up/2017/

Our opening keynote address speaker is Andrew Medlar, former ALSC President and current director of BookOps, serving the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. Our closing keynote will be presented by Sarah Park Dahlen, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Statement
The Program Committee encourages a diversity of presenters representing a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. We encourage submissions from anyone who is interested in presenting, including students, new professionals, first-time presenters, and representatives of allied professions.

Proposal Evaluation
The committee will evaluate all of the submissions as individual entries, and how they fit within the balance of conference content as a whole. The Program Committee will evaluate all proposals submitted by the deadline using the following criteria:

  • Clarity and completeness of the proposal, particularly having well-developed content and sufficient speakers to address all relevant aspects of the topic;
  • Originality and relevance of the proposed topic;
  • Uniqueness of content in relation to other conference presentations;
  • A range of speaker experiences and representations
How to submit a proposal

Please submit a 200-250 word description of your proposed session to Meredith Lowe, mclowe@wisc.edu, by August 3, 2018. Sessions at the conference will be one hour. Please include an additional sentence or two about how this proposal aligns with our diversity, inclusion and equity statement outlined above. Note that the proposal will not be the finalized description for the conference program; the committee will contact selected proposal submitters for a final draft.

Panel presentations are accepted. All selected proposals will receive one complimentary conference registration ($300 value), which may be divided however the presenters of that session choose.

Want to connect with others about Power Up?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CFP: Teaching and Research with Archives (Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy - Peer Reviewed OA Journal)

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, is now open for submissions for its special 14th issue on Teaching and Research with Archives, with a deadline of June 15, 2018. This issue will be co-edited by Jojo Karlin, (CUNY Graduate Center), Stephen Klein, (Digital Service Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center), and Danica Savonick (CUNY Graduate Center).

Digital technologies have prompted renewed attention to archival research and teaching practices, creating new opportunities for engaging primary sources, while also raising ethical questions about how archives are created, organized, shared, accessed, and preserved.

For this themed issue, JITP seeks scholarly work exploring how archival technologies and methodologies influence teaching, learning, and research. How do scholars locate authoritative information and guarantee continued access in the current media landscape? How do we teach undergraduate students best methods for performing archival research and evaluating sources presented digitally? Other topics can include, but are not exclusive to:

  • the use of digital technologies and techniques to facilitate archival research and construction
  • pedagogies of archival research in the undergraduate classroom
  • collaborations among faculty, archivists, and students
  • explorations of access, equity, sustainability, integration, and preservation
  • relationships among archives, institutions, and publics
  • the ethics of archival research methods
  • the place of archives (public, academic, digital)
  • material intersections of administration, preservation, and dissemination
We invite and encourage both textual and multimedia (please see these guidelines) submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials.

All work appearing in JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice signed, as opposed to blind, peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices.

As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within three months of the submission deadline. The expected length for finished manuscripts is under 5,000 words. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions at editors@jitpedagogy.org.

The submission deadline for full manuscripts is June 15, 2018.

Monday, April 23, 2018

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group - ALA Annual (New Orleans - June 23, 2018)

The ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group invites presentation proposals for its ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

CCIG's charge is to discuss common problems concerning copy cataloging of all kinds of materials (monographs, serials, audiovisuals, etc.), quality control, work flows, staffing needs, training, and effects of changes in cataloging rules on copy cataloging.

Presentations (not including time for questions and answers) should last no longer than 20 minutes.

If you’re doing something innovative or different in how you copy catalog, we want to hear about it!  This is a great platform for you to share your knowledge.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • Implementation and maintenance of local controlled vocabularies, subject headings, or classification systems
  • "Breaking the rules" to satisfy a user need
  • Retooling existing workflows or practices based on public service work, assessment, or user feedback
  • Meeting the needs of unique user groups
  • Adopting new technologies or standards (e.g., BIBFRAME, RDA)
  • Collaboration with library units that do not perform cataloging
  • Impacts of cross training copy catalogers to work in non-cataloging functions, such as public service
  • Copy cataloging in a consortium environment
  • Issues surrounding vendor records


If you are interested in presenting, please email a proposal abstract to Emily O’Neal at emilyo@dpls.lib.or.us and Amanda Ros at aros@library.tamu.edu by Monday, April 30, 2018.


Thanks,
Emily O’Neal & Amanda Ros
CCIG Co-chairs

Friday, April 20, 2018

CFP: New Librarian Summit 2018 - Exploring New and Innovative Approaches in LIS - San Jose, CA August 2018

New Librarian Summit 2018 – Call for Proposals

To support early career Librarians, the New Librarian Summit (NLS) Organizing Committee invites proposals for its second annual conference on the specific theme, "Exploring New and Innovative Approaches in LIS.” This event aims to provide practical strategies, hands-on methods, networking, and professional development opportunities to recently graduated and/or recently appointed librarians from all types of libraries. The event will be held on August 2-3, 2018 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

We strongly encourage proposal submissions from MLIS graduate students, librarians who have graduated within the past 10 years, as well as those who have accepted new roles/appointments or experienced career transitions in the past 10 years. Proposals are invited across six topic areas:

  1. New forms of outreach, collaboration and liaison
  2. New approaches to digital scholarship, digital curation and publishing
  3. The librarian-teacher: new modes of instructional design, pedagogy and assessment
  4. The librarian-scholar: engagement in practice-based research and publishing
  5. New challenges and solutions in technical services (e.g., collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, e-resources)
  6. Skills development: public speaking, writing, visual communication

Types of Submissions:

Please ensure that proposal fits into the overall theme "Exploring New and Innovative Approaches in LIS" and at least one of the topic areas outlined. Proposals are accepted for research papers, workshop ideas, student papers, graduate research, case studies, position talks, works-in-progress, reports, and proposals for future research.

Instructions on Submitting Proposals:

Proposals should be submitted via the Google form: http://bit.ly/CSUNLSsubmit

Key Dates:

Proposal submission deadline April 27, 2018.
Notification of accepted proposals May 4, 2018.
Proposal revisions due June 15, 2018.
Final abstracts (minimum 500 words) due August 30, 2018. (This date is scheduled after the conference to allow speakers, if they so choose, to update their abstracts with feedback received at the conference.)

Please direct questions regarding proposals to Ahmed Alwan at ahmed.alwan@csun.edu.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CFP: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (Wake Forest University - October 12, 2018)

Grow, Evolve, Serve
The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
October 12, 2018

Call for Proposals

The sixth Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians <http://entrelib.org/> (entrelib.org) will explore how librarians have been entrepreneurial in their own professional development and how this drives the way we serve our communities. In the last several years we’ve seen a variety of new positions emerge to meet new opportunities in academic, public and special libraries. This year’s theme “Grow, Evolve, Serve” will explore where the profession has been recently and where it needs to go in order to meet these challenges. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do.

The conference will be held at the Wake Downtown campus <https://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/> of Wake Forest University on October 12, 2018.  It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University <http://www.wfu.edu/> and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. <http://www.uncg.edu/>

We seek librarians and information professionals to present about projects
related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Evolving roles of librarians and related professions such as social work, data librarians, digital humanities, and community historians archivists.
  • Growth of outreach and marketing, collaboration, and new types of partnerships that get us out of our silos.
  • Expansion of services such as data visualization, data management, and    institutional repositories.
  • Education for future professionals to respond to these changing needs
  • Privacy and the library.
  • Analytics, assessment and evaluation and using these techniques for decision making and planning.

Presentation Format:

Break-out sessions (45 minutes including Q&A) may be panels or singlepresenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Please submit your proposal at http://bit.ly/entrelib18


Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings. <https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/pcel>

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until *May 25*, 2018.

Presenters will be notified by June 29, 2018.

For more information about keynote speakers and scheduling see the conference
website <http://entrelib.org/> (entrelib.org) or contact:

Mary Scanlon scanlomg@wfu.edu

Kathryn Crowe kmcrowe@uncg.edu


CFP: Scholarly Communication and Library Management (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

Extended Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Scholarly Communication and Library Management
Publication due 2019
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Su Epstein, Saxton B. Little Free Library

Libraries hold a valued and valuable role in scholarly communication. With the advent of online communications and increasing competition in both scholarly outlets and tenured roles on campuses, how scholars contribute to academic discourse has become increasingly complicated, and libraries have taken on more in this area. In the public sector, libraries are working more with nontraditional education venues and finding greater need for understanding and utilizing scholarly communications formerly reserved for academia. ALAO seeks submissions for the “Scholarly Communication and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how libraries can deepen their role in scholarly communication and strengthen services and resources for scholars and peers.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
·         Improving understanding around research methods
·         The civility movement in public libraries and its counterpart in scholarly communication
·         The role of libraries in critically evaluating information resources
·         How libraries teach the basics of scholarly communication
·         How libraries can benefit and utilize scholarly communication
·         How public libraries can support online education users
·         The management of online academic discourse
·         Scholarly communication in the non-print world

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019. 
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 quandaries. 
How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Scholarly Communication and Library Management.  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 May 30, 2018.
Submission deadlines

Submission deadline for proposals: May 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance sent by:  July 1, 2018
Submission deadline for full chapters:  December 1, 2018
Comments returned to authors:  January 15, 2019
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  February 28, 2019

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CFP: A Journey from UN MDGs to SDGs: Proactive Role of Libraries (IFLA - Karachi, Pakistan - August 2018)

We are pleased to inform that the Pakistan Library Club (PLC) in collaboration with IFLA Asia & Oceania and Special Libraries Association (SLA) is organizing an international Conference “A Journey from UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proactive Role of Libraries” on August 2-4, Karachi, Pakistan.

We request you to attend this mega event. This is the first time the Pakistan Library Club (PLC) is organizing this International Conference with the collaboration of two international associations. We look forward to your wholehearted participation. Please feel free to promote this to your friends, colleagues.

The objectives of the Conference are to provide a networking platform and bring together library professionals. Promote UN sustainable goals among librarians, and make possible the exchange of thoughts and facilitate bridge the knowledge gap amongst the professionals associated with variety of libraries and to further develop professional aptitude.

All library professionals, faculty and students are invited to submit their maximum 500 words abstracts of research paper/poster should be sent electronically to arshad.sbp@gmail.com and a copy to info@pakistanlibraryclub.org by May 10, 2018.

Conference Theme: A Journey from UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proactive Role of Libraries.

The Conference will focus on the conference main theme and the following related themes:

  • Digital divide
  • Information Literacy
  • Knowledge Management& Sustainable Development
  • Green Libraries
  • Metropolitan Libraries
  • Urbanization and Libraries/Urban development
  • Government Libraries as supporting agent achieving SDGs
  • Academic Libraries and Sustainable Development
  • Role of Public Libraries in Development
  • Library associations & SDGs
  • Role of LIS Schools in SDGs promotion
  • Role of Big data in Development
  • Knowledge Production on SDGs in School Libraries
  • Sustainability of library services, tools, and resources
  • Knowledge design
  • Digital Futures
  • Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Open Repositories
  • Open Access
  • International Library Cooperation
  • Maker Spaces& Development
  • Latest library technologies
  • Social Media
Importance Dates for Paper Submission
  • First Call: March 8, 2018
  • Abstract and Proposal Submission Deadline: May10, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstract and Proposal: May 25, 2018
  • Full Text & Power Point presentation Submission: July 01, 2018
  • Conference: August 2-4, 2018
  • Proceedings Publication: December 1, 2018.


We will be honoured and happy by your presence.

Conference Organizing Committee

Call for Chapters: ACRL monograph tentatively titled Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success

Call for Chapters

ACRL monograph tentatively titled Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success

Student wellness, particularly mental health, is emerging as a key issue in higher education. Academic libraries play an essential role in supporting teaching and student learning and are therefore well situated to play a key role in promoting and fostering student wellness.  This edited volume will present case studies that describe successful and innovative approaches in library programming to promote student wellness, as well as research assessing the impact of library wellness initiatives.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Innovative student wellness initiatives with an emphasis on programs that have been assessed.
  • Library initiatives to support at-risk student groups (first year, graduate, first-generation, international, etc.)
  • Partnerships with other campus student service providers or student groups.
  • Education and training initiatives for library staff to help them recognize students in distress.
  • The development of spaces in the library to support student wellness (e.g., meditation spaces).
  • Changes to library policies and operations to promote student wellness (food and noise policies, library hours, fines, etc.)

Proposals should include the following:
  • names of all authors and institutional affiliations,
  • identification of primary contact with e-mail address,
  • title and ~500-word summary of proposed chapter,
  • current CVs for all authors.

Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials should be included. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to write a chapter within the range of 6,000 – 9,000 words (including references).

Proposals and inquiries should be emailed to Amber Lannon (amber.lannon@carleton.ca) and Sara Holder (shholder@gmail.com) by August 15, 2018. Editors will respond to proposals by September 15, 2018. Full chapter drafts will be due by January 15, 2019.

Information about the editors:

Sara Holder is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.  She has authored journal articles and has authored, edited, and contributed to monographs (ACRL, Chandos Series, IGI Global, Emerald, Scarecrow).  She is active in ALA, ACRL, and LLAMA and is a reviewer for Journal of Academic Librarianship, IASSIST Quarterly, and Library Journal.

Amber Lannon is the Associate University Library for Academic Services at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).  She has authored journal articles, and has authored, edited, and contributed to monographs (ACRL, Chandos Series, Scarecrow). 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CFP: Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. 

***Deadlines for Spring 2018 *** 
Nominations:  April 25, 2018 
Submissions:  May 9, 2018 

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link: 


Please note that PRIMO has updated the criteria by which it evaluates submissions. These criteria can be found at http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/primo-selection-criteria/. Contact PRIMO co-chairs Megan Hodge (mlhodge@gmail.com) and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra (scrippsl@gvsu.edu) with questions about the revised criteria.

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form.

**Important note** 

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully. 

Megan Hodge and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra 
Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee 
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Megan Hodge
Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning
Virginia Commonwealth University
Councilor-at-Large, American Library Association
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Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, MLIS
Education Librarian
124A Steelcase Library
Grand Valley State University
401 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

CFP: “Innovation and Risk Taking in Business Academic Librarianship: Online Lightning Talks.” (ALA RUSA BRASS)

Call for Proposals: “Innovation and Risk Taking in Business Academic Librarianship: Online Lightning Talks.”

Do you have an innovative idea or project that you’re dying to share with others interested in academic librarianship, instruction, or business reference?  Did you take a risk that didn’t go how you planned, failed, and learned from the failure? Business Reference in Academic Libraries is hosting a set of online lightning talks tentatively scheduled for September-November. The lightning talks will be 20-25 minute presentations and can cover a variety of topics, including successes or failures, innovative products implemented, new tools for reference, or risky new services.

You can submit your proposal here: https://goo.gl/forms/63h6xtw1yEac8DPe2

Proposals are due by June 1, and the presenters will be notified by July 15

Please note that preference will be given to presentations by BRASS members. Here’s a link to join: http://www.ala.org/membership/

Presentations will take place on the Zoom platform. After acceptance, presenters will work with ALA RUSA BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries to schedule a time to present. 

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 41st issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 41st issue, which is scheduled for publication in August 2018, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, May 11, 2018.  When submitting, please include the title  
or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 40 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 41st issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, May 11, 2018.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee