Have writer's block? Hopefully this resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other relevant notices that I find on the web. If you find anything to be posted, please drop me a note. thanks -- Corey Seeman, University of Michigan(email@example.com)
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a program, preconference or symposium proposal for upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.
The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted shortly following Annual Conference 2017.
To propose an event, please submit an online proposal form using the links provided in this message.
Call for Proposals
ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26
·Preconference – One or two-day interactive training workshop held at Annual Preconference Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017
·Program – One-hour educational sessions held at Annual. Log into the ALA system to begin your online proposal. Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status.
When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to have your proposal reviewed by ALCTS. Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter) | Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017
ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, February 9-13
·Virtual Symposium - Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Midwinter Virtual Symposium Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017
Proposal and Event Planning Information
Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:
Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017
Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017
While the movement to utilize open educational resources in a wide range of educational environments began over two decades ago, there has been a surge in interest in both OER and other affordable course content options in the last several years. Much of the recent interest has been tied to strategic initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to improve teaching and learning.
A great deal has been published on open educational resources and open textbooks in higher education. While open textbooks and OER are exciting options, focusing only on OER or open textbooks often excludes many new efforts that present a wide array of affordable content options - options that have broader reach given the lack of quality, open resources available in many subject areas.
The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, will allow authors from across institutions to provide their blueprint(s) for creating successful affordable content programming.
We are looking for chapters in the following areas but welcome your additional suggestions for review:
Bookstore models - rentals, all purchase ebook models
Faculty experiences - collaboration, impact on teaching, impact on students, why a move to affordable content
Student feedback and experiences
Library licensed multi-use ebook models
Hybrid content models - Library Licensed, OER, public domain, Fair Use, etc.
OER only models
Purchase models, for example, student fees pay for texts and they “check them out” for the semester
University wide collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Inter-institutional collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Incentive grants to utilize or create OER and/or affordable content
Replicating traditional publishing to create open content
New views of what textbook is broadly or for certain disciplines
Developing new models of peer review
Creating assessments and other supplemental materials
Education, workshops, culture change
Responses to legislative dictates
All chapters might include details about:
Scalability and sustainability
Barriers and successes
Pros and cons of approaches or methods
Measures of success and assessment efforts
And lessons learned
Proposed chapter title
300-500 word chapter description
Author(s) name, professional title, & contact information
Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.
Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal, publishing articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.
The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.
Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.
The joint conference of the Nevada Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association will be held October 16 through 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nevada at Lake Tahoe. From the sounds of sensory story time to the whir of a 3D printer, libraries are much more than quiet spaces; they are hubs of experience and knowledge creation that set the stage for vibrant communities. As librarians it’s time to turn up the volume on innovation as we seek inspiration to deliver new models of information literacy and lifelong education; on engagement with listeners, learners, and makers of all ages and from all backgrounds; on advocacy as we share impactful stories of how libraries empower.
Call For Proposals is now open at https://goo.gl/forms/4FMghIvKwaKOYbYF3 and closes on May 31. Seeking proposals to support the theme of Turn Up the Volume! in the areas of innovation, advocacy, and engagement.
Tentative schedule Monday, October 16 – Nevada Library Association Executive Board Meeting, Mountain Plains Library Association Board Meeting, Nevada Library Directors Board Meeting, Preconference Workshops, Exhibitor Reception Tuesday, October 17 – Full conference day Wednesday, October 18 – Full conference day
Getting here is easy by flying into Reno/Tahoe International Airport and taking an airport shuttle or driving one hour to Stateline, Nevada at the southeast corner of Lake Tahoe.
Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students
For publication with ACRL Press
Proposal submission deadline: June 5, 2017
Editors Ngoc-Yen Tran & Silke Higgins invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. Grounded in learning theories, the book will focus on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.
New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters in support of the aforementioned student populations:
Research or case studies on:
Who are our students
What are their struggles
What are their needs
Research or in-depth case studies on the application of learning theories (such as Social Cognitive Learning Theory or Educational Gaming Theory). Topics might include:
Best practices for instruction, outreach, and/or collection development
Overcoming language barriers
Overcoming barriers to access
Developing meaningful relationships with peers and faculty
Balancing school, work, and general life responsibilities
Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, a writing sample, and a list of previous publications if applicable to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5, 2017. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you believe are relevant. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2017.
If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample. However, writing samples from multiple authors may be submitted if it is felt that doing so will create a better representation of the group’s work.
Note: This initial stage requires a 500 word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due September 30, 2017, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.
For additional information, contact the editors:
Ngoc-Yen Tran, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, email@example.com
Book’s Working Title Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students
Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University
Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited
Overview of Book
Graduate Students are critical stakeholders for academic libraries, and as libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate student community are critical.
We have created a tentative table of contents for this book and invite proposals on any of the topics listed below, or on a graduate student focused topic of your choice. Completed Chapters are expected to be between 2,000 – 5,000 words.
Proposed Table of Contents
Section 1: One Size Does Not Fit All
How Graduate Students differ from undergraduates and faculty: A literature review
Serving Online (Hybrid) Students
Serving Online-only Students
Serving the PhD
Serving STEM Graduate Students
Serving International Graduate Students
Serving the Professional Graduate Student (could be more than one chapter, each focused on different types of Professional Programs which are very distinct)
Serving the multiple roles of graduate students (GRA; Student; Teaching Assistant, etc.)
The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Association for Instructional Technology invite proposals for the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference, nee' GA COMO. This year, as we change our name and our charge to better reflect all types of libraries, our theme is Different by Design. We hope to highlight the interesting, innovative, and thoughtful ways librarians are working to improve their profession, their libraries, and their communities.
This year's conference will take place October 4-6, 2017 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia. Proposals are now being accepted for pre-conference sessions, presentations, demonstrations and posters.
The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. LLD-IG facilitates active conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and encourage audience participation and discussion.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Linked data projects in libraries, museums, archives, and other information communities.
Developing tools to support cataloging, organizing, browsing, and discovering resources using linked data.
Developing ontologies or linked data applications.
Collaborative linked data projects among diverse communities.
LOD and Administration (linked data from library administrators’ viewpoints)
Digital Preservation is the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and related issues. Our 2017 meeting is held in partnership with our host organization, the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Separate calls are being issued for the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference (22 October) and 2017 DLF Forum (23-24 October)—all happening in the same location.
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a consortium of more than 160 organizations committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information and cultural heritage, for the benefit of present and future generations. Digital Preservation 2017 (#digipres17) will help to chart future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field.
250-word proposals describing the presentation/demo/poster are invited (500 words for full panel sessions). Please also include a 50-word short abstract for the program if your submission is selected. Submit proposals online: https://conftool.pro/dlf2017/.
Deadline: May 9th, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.
We especially encourage proposals that speak to our conference theme, “Preservation is Political.” This core theme emerged from a discussion of strategic topics, our practice, our mission and the challenges.
Submissions are invited in the following lengths and formats:
Talks/Demos: Presentations and demonstrations are allocated 30 minutes each. Speakers should reserve time for interactive exchanges on next steps, possible NDSA community action, and discussion or debate.
Panels: Panel discussions with 4 or more speakers will be given a dedicated session. Organizers are especially encouraged to include as diverse an array of perspectives and voices as possible, and to reserve time for audience Q&A.
Minute Madness: Share your ideas in 60 seconds or less as part of the opening plenary of the conference. Presenters will have the option to display posters during the reception that follows. (Guidelines for poster sizes will be provided on acceptance.)
Lunchtime Working Group Meetings: NDSA working and interest group chairs are invited to propose group meetings or targeted collaboration sessions. (Lunch provided.)
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by NDSA’s volunteer Program Committee. Presenters will be notified in July and guaranteed a registration slot at the conference.