Monday, September 18, 2017

CFP: Onboarding in Academic Libraries

Call for Proposals: Onboarding in Academic Libraries

We would like to invite you to submit your proposal for an edited volume on “Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries” to be published by Nova Science Publishers ( in Fall 2018.

Interested scholars should submit a chapter proposal form by October 31, 2017 by visiting This form requests the following information: primary contact’s name, primary contact’s email address, primary contact’s institution, tentative title, other co-author(s) names and institutions (if applicable), five keywords, and chapter abstract (max. 300 words; uploaded as a Microsoft Word document). Early submissions are encouraged. All submissions will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review. The reviewers will recommend full submissions from among the proposals.

The proposal should be a previously unpublished work. Upon acceptance of the chapter proposal, the final chapter should be completed not later than April 1, 2018. Contributions will be blind reviewed and returned with comments by June 1, 2018. Finalized chapters are due no later than July 1, 2018. The final contributions should not exceed 20 double spaced manuscript pages (7,000 words). Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent to authors upon acceptance of the proposal.

Onboarding is defined as the “process of process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating and accelerating new team members, whether they come from outside or inside the organization. The prerequisite to successful onboarding is getting your organization aligned around the need and the role” (  This edited book provides a comprehensive overview of onboarding library staff, paraprofessionals, and student workers in academic libraries.

1. Review of Literature regarding onboarding and libraries
2. Face-to-Face Onboarding Initiatives (could include case studies)
3. Hybrid Onboarding initiatives (could include case studies)
4. Online Onboarding initiatives (could include case studies)
5. Designing Hybrid/Online Onboarding Training
6. Utilizing Learning Analytics

Proposed Timeline
The following represents a timeline for completing the edited volume:
October 31, 2017 – Proposal due including title, abstract, keywords
December 1, 2017 – Notification and additional information for accepted authors
April 1, 2018 – Draft Chapters due
June 1, 2018 – Chapters returned with reviewers' comments
July 1, 2018 – Final Chapters due
September 2018 – Manuscript due to Nova Science Publishers

Please forward your inquiries to
Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D.
Director – Office of Institutional Research & Training
Goldey-Beacom College
Twitter: @monicarysavy

CFP: Open Access Symposium 2017 (Stony Brook NY - October 27, 2017)

Open Access Symposium 2017
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook NY - October 27, 2017



Presented by the Stony Brook University Center for Scholarly Communication
Symposium Overview
Open in order to… features visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium presents and explores myriad open access and scholarly communication topics. The symposium brings open access front and center, with presentations, discussion and posters on its value and meaning for academics, students, researchers, and librarians.
Hear from experts in the field including keynote speakers Elliot Harmon, Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC.

  • Open education
  • Net neutrality
  • Digital humanities
  • Public access to science and biomedical research
  • Research data
  • Diversifying scholarship through open access

  • Call for Panelist
    Panelists will each deliver a 10 minute presentation on one of the session topics listed above, and participate in an all panel Q & A discussion. Interested? Please fill out the panelist proposal form.
    Tuesday, October 3rd with notification of acceptance by October, 6th.

    Questions? Contact Darren Chase, 631.632.9830.
    Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Registration fee will be waived for panelists and poster presenters.

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    CFP: HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018 (Berkeley CA January 2018)

    HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018                   
    January 25-26, 2018 - Berkeley, CA
    Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18


    October 15, 2017 - Call for Proposals Priority Deadline
    November 22, 2017 - Notification of Acceptance
    November 29, 2017 - Deadline for Early Bird Registration
    January 25-26, 2018 - HTRC UnCamp

    The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

    Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

    Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

    Computational Text Analysis
    Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies

    Worksets and Corpus Creation
    HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data

    Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula
    Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies

    Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust
    Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies

    Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata
    Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools

    HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates
    Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What's new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development

    Proposals may include the following formats:

    • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.
    • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.
    • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

    About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:
    The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

    In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

    Submission Guidelines
    Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

    Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at

    EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

    The following information should be included in proposals:
    • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)
    • Title of the presentation/poster
    • Presenter name and affiliation
    • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)
    • Abstract (up to 250 words)
    • Keywords
    • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

    CFP: Innovating with Metadata: An Amigos Online Conference (November 9, 2017)

    Innovating with Metadata: An Amigos Online Conference
    When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00am- 4:00pm Central Time
    Where: Amigos Online Classroom 

    Today’s metadata is not yesterday’s cataloging.  Libraries are doing amazing things with all kinds of metadata from many sources.  How is your library innovating with metadata? We would like to hear from you!  Possible topics include:
    • New metadata standards and application profiles
    • Transforming and exchanging metadata within and between organizations
    • Automated ways of generating discovery, preservation and technical metadata
    • New systems; innovative uses of institutional repositories, image management systems, discovery layers 
    • Creative uses of linked data and RDF
    • Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME
    • Innovating with metadata on a shoe-string budget

    Each session will be 45 minutes in length.  If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry – we will teach you what you need to know!  We welcome submissions from staff who work with metadata in academic, public and special libraries.

    Submit your presentation idea(s) using by September 22, 2017.

    If you are interested in attending, save the date!  We will be posting registration information in early October. 

    Christine Peterson
    Continuing Education Librarian, Technology
    Coordinator, AskAcademic Virtual Reference Service
    Amigos Library Services

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    CFP: Symposium on the Future of Libraries (ALA Midwinter - February 2018)

    The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries:

    CFP URL:
    Midwinter Meeting, Denver, CO: February 9-13, 2018

    Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.

    These concurrent sessions will provide attendees with an opportunity to share some of the innovative work they are currently exploring in their libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts.

    Individuals interested in submitting a session proposal will be asked to provide a session title, description, preferred session times, and participants' contact information. First review of proposals will begin September 17th - priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date.     

    The 2017 Symposium on the Future of Libraries featured over 25 sessions adressing topics including civic engagement, creative placemaking, entrepreneurship, knowledge discovery, mobile service models, universal design, virtual reality, and more.

    Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.

    Please contact Miguel Figueroa ( with any questions about the Symposium or about submitting a proposal for a concurrent session.  

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    CFP: 2018 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Library Conference (Acme, Michigan - April-May, 2018)

    The call for proposals for the 2018 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Library Conference is open through Monday, October 16. Submit your session proposal online at The theme of the 2018 conference is Open Doors, Open Minds, celebrating diversity and inclusion in libraries.

    Conference URL:

    The conference will be held April 30-May 2, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The conference is a specially crafted to reach the informational needs of small and rural library staff throughout Michigan. The three-day event features exhibitors, awards, keynote speakers and an array of sessions geared to libraries serving small and rural communities.

    The lead presenter of all accepted proposal will receive free registration and one night’s lodging at the Grand Traverse Resort!

    If you have questions about the event or submission process please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Evette M. Atkin
    Continuing Education Coordinator
    Library of Michigan

    Call for Pre-Conference Proposals - 2018 Code4Lib (Washington DC February 2018)

    We are now accepting pre-conference proposals for the 2018 Code4Lib conference in Washington, DC. These pre-conferences can either be a 1-day or a 1/2-day session and will occur on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

    To propose a session, please go to

    The pre-conference sessions give folks a space to share and build knowledge, as well as to teach attendees new skills relevant to library technology. Preconference sessions can range from workshops to working sessions. We welcome a variety of ideas and encourage submissions from first-time presenters and members of groups not well-represented within the Code4Lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT+.

    If you're looking for inspiration, there are many great examples of pre-conferences from last year. To view these, visit

    We are taking proposals until September 30, 2017, 5pm PST/8pm EST. After a period of public voting on workshops, we hope to confirm sessions with the facilitators shortly after. 

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us by contacting Ben Florin at

    Code4Lib 2018 Pre-conference Committee

    Call for Authors: Practical Guides for Librarians

    I'm writing because I'm starting to get ready for another set of books for the Practical Guides for Librarians series from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. I'm looking for authors and book ideas for next year's books!!! I'm hoping to do 10-15 books in these main areas of interest - technology, makerspaces, and young adult topics such as comics, fandoms, etc.

    If you think you might be interested in writing a book for the series - yes there are royalties involved!! - please briefly pitch me your idea on the linked form. It doesn't have to be a full proposal - just a sentence or two with your idea.

    Here's the full call for participation, please check out the books we're already working on so you don't pitch those same ideas!:



    Ellyssa Valenti (Kroski)

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    CFP: CLIPP Publication Series (ACRL/CLS CLIPP - College Library Information on Policy and Practice)

    The ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice) Committee invites you to submit a preliminary proposal for its CLIPP publication series. We welcome proposals on any topic that is relevant for small and mid-sized academic libraries. The CLIPP series allows library staff to share information on practices and procedures they have implemented to address common issues or concerns. Each CLIPP follows a set structure of three parts (literature review, survey results, and sample documents), and should both describe library best practices and provide useful, specific examples that libraries can refer to when developing similar policies and procedures of their own.

    Authors of a CLIPP publication are aided throughout by the CLIPP Committee and an assigned editor. CLIPP authors receive 10% of the royalties on the net revenues from their publication. For your reference, please find author instructions and more information about the CLIPP program at

    CLIPP proposals are accepted throughout the year. The next Preliminary Proposal Deadline is October 6, 2017. The CLIPP Committee will send out notifications regarding this round of submissions by October 23, 2017.

    For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact:

    Mary Francis
    CLIPP Committee Chair

    CFP: Banned Book Symposium (Newburgh, NY - March 10th, 2018)

    CFP: Banned Book Symposium (Newburgh, NY - March 10th, 2018)

    In partnership with Mount Saint Mary College, Dutchess, Orange/Ulster, Sullivan, and Ulster School Library Systems, a Banned Books Symposium will be taking place on March 10, 2018 on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. This half-day conference will feature presentations in all capacities of banned and challenged books as well as Jay Asher, author of 13 Reasons Why, as the keynote speaker. If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please use the guidelines below to send in your submission. Sessions will be formatted in 45-minute blocks. 

    Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to the following:
    • K-12 classroom teacher or school librarian experience with a book challenge
    • Using challenged/banned books in the classroom
    • Policies and procedures when a book is challenged
    • Personal experiences with books being challenged/banned
    • Programs surrounding banned books
    • Dealing with controversial books in the classroom
    • Other relevant topics

    Note: Presentation proposals accepted until October 13, 2017.  Accepted proposals will receive notification by November 20, 2017.

    Jen Park
    Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services
    Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center
    Mount Saint Mary College
    Newburgh, NY 12550

    CFP: IOLUG 2017 Fall 35th Anniversary Program (Indianapolis, IN - October 13, 2017)

    IOLUG 2017 Fall 35th Anniversary Program (October 13, 2017)
    Indiana Online Users Group
    Call for Proposals

    Indianapolis Propylaeum
    1410 N Delaware St. #2
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Libraries have always been at the forefront of technology. From originally being one of the only places to offer public computers to library automation to high-tech media labs, libraries work hard to bridge the digital divide and offer the most current and broad access to research and information. The IOLUG Program Committee is sending out this Call for Proposals to hear about your technology projects, both past and present. We invite proposals that show us how far we’ve come with technology or give us insight into where we’re going and what’s next for libraries. For this anniversary conference, we especially welcome proposals from past presenters. We would love to hear updates on your projects since you last presented, whether that was one year or twenty-one years ago.

    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. Please consider the following topics when preparing your proposals:

    • Digital media implementation
    • Analytics and metrics
    • Coding
    • Gaming or gamification
    • Augmented and/or virtual reality
    • Social media and  marketing
    • Apps--creating, curating, evaluating
    • Responsive design
    • When to use digital vs. analog technologies
    • The evolution of library technologies

    Please include in your proposal whether you would like participants to have their own computers or devices, as well as any special needs you would like for your presentation

    Submit your proposals here

    Deadline for submission is September 15th. Get ideas for your presentation from

    CFP: Civil Society in Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes (Special issue of Voluntas)

    Civil Society in Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes

    We are in the process of developing a special issue proposal on "Civil Society in Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes" for submission to Voluntas, which has indicated interest in considering a full proposal on the topic. Concurrently, we are also planning to organize one or more related panels for the 2018 ISTR Conference in Amsterdam for contributors attending the conference. 

    Thematically, we aim to capture the duality that often underlies NGO/Government relations in these regimes. We are therefore interested in papers addressing restrictive policies, but will also consider papers that focus on supportive policies that some authoritarian regimes have developed to nurture some parts of civil society, while repressing others.  Papers can be single-country studies or present comparative analyses of issues, trends or regions.

    Deadline for abstracts is September 29, 2017. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words incl. key references. Please indicate in your submission whether you are planning to attend the ISTR Conference inAmsterdam  and would be available to participate in a panel. For papers selected for the special issue, full drafts will be due in early summer 2018.

    Please send inquiries, and submit abstracts,  to  


    Stefan Toepler
    George Mason University

    Katharina Obuch
    Annette Zimmer
    University of Münster, Germany

    Christian Fröhlich
    Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    Call for Planning Committee Members - Beyond the Numbers (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - November 2018)

    Beyond the Numbers – November 7, 8, and 9, 2018

    The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will again host its biennial free conference on economic data and information: “Beyond the Numbers: Economics and Data for Information Professionals” in November 2018. The conference brings together librarians and other information professionals, as well as data researchers and managers, to improve their understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them.

    Help us make 2018 the best conference yet by joining our planning committee. The estimated time commitment is 1-2 hours per month until fall of 2018, plus attendance for the full span of the conference. All planning will be done remotely.

    Committee members will serve as the review panel for conference submissions, help promote the conference to diverse economics, business, and data science communities, assist St. Louis Fed staff with key conference planning decisions, and serve as on-site hosts and moderators during the conference.

    We invite interested librarians and professionals to send a brief email to conference coordinator Genevieve Podleski at with a brief bio and 1-2 sentences expressing your interest in participating. For more information on the conference, visit

    Adrienne Brennecke
    Research Information Specialist
    Economic Research
    Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    Call for Chapters: Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action

    Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action

    Book Publisher: McFarland

    Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut
    Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian, Michigan
    Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida

    One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights, social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming, professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a few.

    One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published. Public, school and special librarians, LIS instructors are especially encouraged to submit.

    Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by October 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place TOL, LAST NAME on subject line to:

    Call for Chapters: Creativity and Personal Growth for Librarians

    Creativity and Personal Growth for Librarians

    Book Publisher: McFarland

    Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

    Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

    One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of aspects and angles of the library profession as a creative endeavor, within the library walls and beyond. We are looking for ideas that can serve as a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. The focus is on library staff professional and personal growth and development, NOT creative programming and services for patrons.

    No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters; author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

    Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary by October 30, 2017, with brief bio on each author; place CRE, Your Name, on subject line to