Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CFP: MIDWEST CHAPTER/MLA & WHSLA

CFP: MIDWEST CHAPTER/MLA & WHSLA
2010 ANNUAL MEETING
CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2010 Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin from September 24-28 at the Best Western Inn on the Park. Put on your walking shoes and join us in the heart of Madison.

The conference theme of "Step Up, Step Forward" lends itself to a variety of topics, and provides opportunities for presenters to: share ways they have advocated for their patrons, been involved in improving literacy, overcame current financial challenges, or improved collaborations beyond the library; showcase how they provide new and exciting ways to delivery library services, share innovative uses of technology both within and outside the library walls, or provide a glimpse into the future.

Papers and posters may highlight practical problem-solving approaches, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, describe innovative programs, or report on research in librarianship, resources or services. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination.

Contributed papers will be presented on Sunday, September 26th and Monday, September 27th at both morning and afternoon simultaneous sessions.

Posters will be on display on Monday, September 27th from noon until 6:00 pm.
Presenters should be available to discuss their posters during the poster reception from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on September 27th.

For contributed paper proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address. The abstract should be emailed to finnegan.brian@marshfieldclinic.org or mailed to: Brian Finnegan, G.E. Magnin Medical Library, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449-5460.

For poster proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your poster.
Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address. The abstract should be emailed to finnegan.brian@marshfieldclinic.org or mailed to: Brian Finnegan, G.E. Magnin Medical Library, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449-5460.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 30, 2010
Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by July 16, 2010
http://midwestmla.org/conference2010/call.html

CFP: Internet Reference Services Quaterly

CFP: Internet Reference Services Quaterly

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks manuscripts for Volume 15 (2010) and 16 (2011). The journal covers all aspects of reference service provided via the Internet.

Why publish in IRSQ?
o Peer reviewed
o Four-week initial review process
o Editorial support for new authors
o Narrow scope focuses on web technologies as they relate to reference services
o Wide audience of all library types and disciplines – public, academic, special, humanities, science, etc.

More information for authors is available at the journal website -
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1087-5301&subcategory=AH250000&linktype=44

Contact the editor with questions or to discuss your manuscript.

Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. Manuscripts that have completed the review process by the dates below will be published in the corresponding issue listed.

Review completed by September 21 – published in December Vol 15 (4)
Review completed by December 9 – published in March 2011 Vol 16 (1)

This journal is published by the Taylor & Francis Group, with offices in Philadelphia, London, and other countries. Request a free online issue at the journal website
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1087-5301&subcategory=AH250000.

Brenda Reeb
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
Director, Business & Government Information Library
River Campus - Rhees 210
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
voice 585-275-8249
email brenda.reeb@rochester.edu

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Swap and Shop Materials Needed! PR-exchange at ALA Annual

Swap and Shop Materials Needed! PR-exchange at ALA Annual

Does your library produce interesting, eye-catching, beautiful bookmarks, brochures, fliers, posters, magnets, and other materials to promote your library’s wonderful services and resources? Do you have extra inventory you can spare? If so, please contribute them to the Swap and Shop: PR X-Change at this year’s American Library Association annual conference in Washington. This is your chance to inspire your colleagues, and show off your great work to the nearly 1,000 library professionals who attend the event each year to collect samples of promotional materials and to network with others.

To contribute materials, please send boxes with the attached mailing label. Materials need to be received by June 16, 2010.

For those of you attending the conference, please join us at the Swap and Shop: PR X-Change event, located by the special events area in the Exhibit Hall between 11:00 and 1:30 on Sunday, June 27th, to pick up great promotional materials from North American libraries of all types.

This year’s Swap and Shop will also feature book signings by Peggy Barber author of Building a Buzz: Libraries & Word-of-Mouth Marketing and Nancy Dowd author of Bite-Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for the Overworked Librarian (attendees receive a special discount), social networking talk tables, as well as the Best of Show awards ceremony at 12:30pm.

Swap and Shop: PR X-Change is an ongoing library marketing and public relations event held annually at ALA. It is sponsored by the Library Leadership Administration and Management Association.

Thank you for your contributions!

Jennifer Duvernay
Marketing and Outreach Officer
ASU Libraries
Arizona State University
Jennifer.Duvernay@asu.edu
480/727-7636

CFP: Cloud computing for library services (ALA Annual)

CFP: Cloud computing for library services (ALA Annual)
Saturday, June 26th, 2010 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WCC-143A

Please join us for the LITA / ALA session on cloud computing to be held during the ALA Annual Conference, June 26, 2010. The session is seeking participants to give lightning round (5 minute) presentations on your work or research on cloud computing.

To sign-up visit http://groups.google.com/group/alacloud/, join the group, and add your name to the lightning-round page http://groups.google.com/group/alacloud/web/lightning-round-sign-up-page.

Please direct any questions to Erik Mitchell (mitcheet@wfu.edu)

Full session description:
This session will discuss how libraries can use cloud computing resources to deliver innovative, cost-effective, and scalable services. The session will include two panel discussions and participant lightning round. The panel discussions will focus on trends, uses, and case studies of cloud computing in library environments. Panel presenters include both library and IT industry
experts. A call for lightning round participants will be issued at a later date.Speakers: Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research; Chris Tonjes, Director of Information Technology, District of Columbia Government; Leslie Johnston, Library of Congress, Digital Media Project Coordinator

A complete schedule of LITA events is available at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/annual2010/schedule.cfm

--
Erik Mitchell, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Technology Services
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
http://erikmitchell.info

Call for Papers Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

Call for Papers 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.

The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 8th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 11th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid September 2010, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to c4lj-articles@googlegroups.com
by Friday, June 18, 2010. 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 9 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 8th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to c4lj-articles@googlegroups.com no later than Friday, June 18, 2010.

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

Kelley McGrath
Coordinating Editor, Issue 11
Code4Lib Journal

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Call for Presenters: "Mobile Catalog Interfaces"

Call for Presenters: "Mobile Catalog Interfaces"
URL: http://connect.ala.org/node/103162

ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group
ALA Annual, Washington, DC
Saturday 6/26/10 10:30 am-12:00 noon
HILTON WASHINGTON—Columbia 5

The ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group is looking for presenters for its session at ALA Annual, to be held from 10:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, June 26th. CFFIG, is interested in exploring the relationship between the mobile catalog interface, discovery tools, and the local catalog. Our topic will be "Mobile Catalog Interfaces," and we are currently looking for presenters for this session. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes for follow-up questions. Discussion will focus on integration of a mobile catalog interface with platforms such as: Summon, Ebscohost Integrated Search, World Cat Local, Endeca, Encore, AquaBrowser, and the local catalog. Suggestions for approaches to the presentations might include:
-Mobile catalog interface design strategies and challenges
-Do mobile catalog interfaces meet end user needs?

The level of discussion will be determined by the level of interest/involvement of you, the presenter! So please indicate your interest in presenting to Richard Guajardo, Chair, CFFIG (guajardo@uh.edu) by May 28th.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Call for LITA bloggers for ALA Annual

Call for LITA bloggers for ALA Annual

It's that time of year again, folks. As you put together your schedules for the upcoming Annual 2010 conference in DC, please consider volunteering to be a blogger for LITA.

We would like coverage for as many of the sessions as possible. Visit the BIGWIG LITA Events calendar at http://bit.ly/bigwigcal and pick one (or more) meeting or session and join the LITA Blogging Community. Are you interested in blogging general sessions or other divisions' technology-related sessions? We welcome that, too!

Interested? Sign up using this form and you’ll be added to the schedule. No experience is required to blog, though we would love to see some of our experienced volunteers back again. If you have any questions, email me.Thank you!Cindi

Call for Evidence Summaries Writers: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: deadline 6/4

Call for Evidence Summaries Writers: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: deadline 6/4

Evidence Summaries Writers

EBLIP seeks to add writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information regarding the original research article's validity and reliability, thus
providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in
areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.


Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Lorie Kloda (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) at lorie.kloda@mcgill.ca by June 4, 2010. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary

**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising
library related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.

About the journal:

Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based
Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner.

Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice web site (
http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP)
for further information about the journal.


Thank you,

Denise Koufogiannakis

Editor-in-Chief

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Call for Papers: Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places

Call for Papers: Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places

Edited by Michael Dudley

Public libraries are at the forefront of a number of significant and pressing urban and environmental sustainability issues, and are evolving a leadership role in addressing these through sustainable urban design practices, contributions to economic regeneration and a commitment to social equity. From the economic renewal potential of library development projects, to the provision of public space in a privatizing world, to services for the homeless and crisis management during urban disasters, public libraries are a keystone public institution for any sustainable community. While there is a long tradition in the library literature arguing for the public library’s role in addressing urban social problems, the gravity of our contemporary social, environmental and economic crises constitutes a renewed and urgent imperative for such an engagement.

The book Public Libraries and Resilient Cities will explore the vital role that public libraries can play in the promotion of ecologically, economically and socially sustainable communities in challenging times. It will introduce librarians and library administrators to key urban planning concepts as well as current thinking on sustainability issues, and share success stories in urban resilience from library practitioners.

Ultimately, the book will outline how public libraries can contribute to “placemaking,” or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities that can provide intergenerational equity for their residents.

This project will be an ALA Editions release with expected publication in late 2011 or early 2012.
Paper themes/topics will include:

The Public Library and Socially Sustainable Communities
How public libraries have been dealing with unfolding social equity issues in economically trying times, and within the context of an increasingly diverse urban society e.g., homelessness, multicultural constituencies, ensuring free speech, serving the needs of inner city users, newcomers, urban Indigenous peoples, etc.

The Public Library and Ecologically Sustainable Communities
How the design, location, infrastructure, programming, collection, administration and procurement decisions made by public libraries can promote environmental sustainability, both internally and within the community.

The Public Library and Economically Sustainable Communities
The potential for public libraries to contribute to economic development, neighborhood revitalization and local economic resilience will be explored in this chapter. This will include consideration of both downtown library building development projects and ongoing community-based activities in neighborhood branches.

The Public Library and Crisis
Extreme weather, energy depletion, and economic meltdowns are transforming -- or are threatening to transform -- our urban society. How have public libraries begun preparing? How should they respond in the future? What constraints will libraries face and how might these be overcome?

The Public Library and Placemaking
How can public libraries contribute to urban regeneration and the making of genuine, sustainable urban “places”? What are the current public engagement practices in library planning? How can public librarians contribute to addressing urban quality of life and environmental issues? How can librarians and city planners collaborate on addressing these issues?

Guidelines:
I am seeking submissions between 1,500 – 2,500 words from librarians, library administrators, public administrators or city planners highlighting recent experiences / best practices / partnerships related to these issues in the public library context. Essays should be aimed at practitioners and emphasize practical considerations and solutions, rather than theoretical explorations. Please submit a statement of interest or abstract by May 31st, 2010.

Final paper submission deadline: January 7th, 2011.

Please contact me at m(dot)dudley(at)uwinnipeg(dot)ca

About the Editor

Michael Dudley is a Research Associate and Library Coordinator at the Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) at the University of Winnipeg. He has graduate degrees in both Library and Information Studies and City Planning and teaches urban sustainability courses at the University of Winnipeg and is an adjunct professor with the City Planning Department at the University of Manitoba. Michael serves on the editorial boards of both Plan Canada and Progressive Planning magazines and is the book review editor for the Canadian Journal of Urban Research. He is a regular book reviewer for The Winnipeg Free Press and contributes editorials for the urban planning website Planetizen (http://www.planetizen.com/blog/29) and the IUS “CityStates” weblog (citystates.typepad.com).

Lightning Rounds: Call for Presenters (RUSA/RSS Catalog Use Committee at ALA Annual)

Lightning Rounds: Call for Presenters (RUSA/RSS Catalog Use Committee at ALA Annual)

The RUSA/RSS Catalog Use Committee is hosting a lightning round forum at its meeting at ALA Annual 2010. The meeting will be held Sunday, June 27, 4-5:30 p.m. in EMB-Capital A.

Theme: Innovations in Catalog Use

Are you doing something in your library you would like to show off? We are interested in presentations about the library catalog (broadly defined), including but not limited to user education, user experience, interface design, next generation catalog implementations, usability testing and mobile access. We are interested in successful innovations, but we are also interested in hearing about failures: what didn't work and why.

Format: We are seeking speakers to present for five minutes each, with a Q&A session after each speaker. A microphone is provided, but no other technology is available, so be prepared to "stand and deliver" without visual aids. We hope to obtain speakers on five different topics, with as little overlap as possible. If two topics are related we may run them back-to-back with a single discussion.

To submit a proposal, e-mail a short description (150 word limit) to steve-ostrem@uiowa.edu
by June 1, 2010.

Steve Ostrem

RUSA/RSS Catalog Use Committee chair

CFP: Access Services Conference 2010

CFP: Access Services Conference 2010

Access Services Conference 2010, Innovative Approaches to Access Services
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2010, Innovative Approaches to Access Services. This year's event will be held at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA from November 10-12, 2010.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Service in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest. The conference is focused primarily on academic libraries but we welcome participation and proposals from all types of libraries.

We invite program proposals from March 8 until 5pm, May 14, 2010. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 50 minute segment. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

Customer Service Circulation
Interlibrary Loan
Consortia Agreements
Marketing
Reserves
Security
Space Management
Stacks Maintenance
Student Workers Management
Current technology for access service enhancement

Program Proposal guidelines:
Please submit an abstract of 300 words or less with the program title, your name, title, and affiliation. Please also note if your proposal is for a single presenter, panel, or roundtable discussion. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by June 1, 2010. In order to submit a proposal, please go to “Call for Proposals” on the conference website http://www.accessservicesconference.org/home to submit your proposal.

Please direct any questions to
Catherine Jannik Downey
cdowney@ggc.edu

Vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the Access Services Conference please contact
Denita Hampton
dahampton@gsu.edu

Karen Glover
Circulation Services Librarian,
Assistant Department Head
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

CFP: International Journal of Library Science

CFP: International Journal of Library Science

http://www.ceserp.com/cp-jour/

*Call for Papers*

Papers are invited for the *International Journal of **Library Science (IJLS)*. The *IJLS* is a peer-reviewed journal, published refereed, well-written original research articles, and studies that describe the latest research and developments in the area of library science and information. This is a broad-based journal covering all branches. It's also published interdisciplinary research. The areas of interest include but are not limited to:

• Education for librarianship
• Information policy
• Information and communication technologies (ICT's)
• Information Society
• Equity of Access
• Sustainability and ICT's
• Children's Internet Protection Act
• Censorship
• Information explosion
• Information literacy
• Government Information
• Decreased funding for established libraries
• Copyright
• Intellectual property rights
• Intellectual freedom
• Digital divide
• Open access (publishing)
• Patriot Act
• Public lending right
• Slow fires
• Serials crisis
• Current digital/scanning technologies
• Remote Access

An original and unpublished manuscripts can be sent to the publisher via e-mail at: cangaley@yahoo.com and a copy to cpublib[at]gmail.com .


Sincerely,

* * *
Dr. Michel Nguessan,
Editor-in-Chief

International Journal of Library Science (IJLS)
www.ceserp.com/cp-jour/
Governors State University, Illinois, USA

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone or With Limited Nonprofessionals)

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone or With Limited Nonprofessionals)


Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone or With Limited Nonprofessionals

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about running libraries as the only professional with limited nonprofessionals. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, sidebars based on experience--successful management employing innovation to help colleagues. Those accepted will receive complimentary copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 2400-2600 words.

Possible topics: networking, financial planning, administration tips, public relations, continuing education, time management, library boards, community partnering, legal concerns, library manuals, innovative technology, managing volunteers.

To receive a Go Ahead with guidelines, please e-mail 3-5 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by June 1, 2010 along with a 80-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. You will be contacted which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place SOLO/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

Call for Manuscripts: Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection

Call for Manuscripts: Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection

A world society transforming to an environment for continuous learning as technological developments enhance accessing information brings new challenges to library management and high expectations for aspiring managerial candidates.

If the opportunity to write or produce a book reflecting current thinking on various aspects of management appeals to you please contact the series editor. If you would prefer consideration as a chapter author please indicate this with your subject interest and your name will be placed on a list for consideration by an editor.

The series editor is the first of a group assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and production of your book. The series editor works with you through the entire process while other editors provide specific guidance for some matters. Consider the advantages this process offers whether you have experience or are a first time book author or editor. Qualified professional assistance will address any issue. This invitation is open to everyone anywhere who is interested. Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Contact series editor: Gerard McCabe E: mgmted@comcast.net T: 410-487-6872

CFP: The Journal of Erie Studies

CFP: The Journal of Erie Studies

The Journal of Erie Studies is pleased to announce a call for articles, book reviews, historical fiction, and non-fiction essays. Devoted to chronicling the Lake Erie area (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, & Ontario), the Journal is inter-disciplinary in focus and dedicated to using history and ideas to better understand and improve the region. Though the journal is peer-reviewed we seek articles, book reviews, fiction, and essays that written for a wide audience. Graduate students, academics, and the educated public are invited to submit their completed work, a pr├ęcis, or an idea to the editor.

The fall 2010 submission deadline is November 1.
journal@gannon.edu

Or
The Journal of Erie Studies
Department of History
Gannon University
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541

Email: journal@gannon.edu

CFP: Popular Entertainment Studies

CFP: Popular Entertainment Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS
Volume 1, number 2

Popular Entertainment Studies is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary eJournal dedicated to the exploration of all aspects of popular entertainment. Its aim is to stimulate international debate and the exchange of ideas in a field whose meaning and definition remain widely contested.
We invite expressions of interest by scholars from a range of complementary disciplines: theatre and performance studies, health, history, psychology, dance, fine art and music, as well as performing arts curators and archivists, which address any aspect of popular entertainments, their genres, styles, audiences, spaces, performers and performances.

In the first instance, an expression of interest should be sent to the General Editor (Victor.Emeljanow@newcastle.edu.au). The second issue will be published in September 2010 and the deadline for completed articles is July 18, 2010. Author guidelines and instructions for the submission process are accessible at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/journal/popular-entertainment-studies/


Warm regards
Dr Gillian Arrighi
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr Gillian Arrighi, Lecturer in Drama
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
Rm SRR203, Social Sciences Bldg
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW Australia
p: +61 2 49215007
Email: gillian.arrighi@newcastle.edu.au
Visit the website at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/journal/popular-entertainment-studies/

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES/BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES/BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010
Editors: Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, San Diego State University
Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

Have you developed programs or services for international students at your academic library? If so, the editors of this upcoming volume to be published by the Association of College & Research Libraries would like the hear from you! We are looking for approximately 10-15 case studies to illustrate successful initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs of international students.

Introduction: According to data in the Open Doors 2008 report, the number of international students studying on U.S. campuses is at an all-time high. Approximately 7% of U.S. college students are international students (national average), while on some campuses, as many as 22% of the total student body is international. These students bring with them special skills and insights, but they also present unique challenges for our educational systems. Libraries can
play a critical role in connecting these foreign students, not only to our universities and colleges, but also to the information literacy skills they will need to succeed. Many students have not previously had librarians available to assist with their research. It is therefore critical that we
clarify the role that librarians can play in their educational careers.

Objective of the Book: This book will present case studies of academic library initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs of international students. The target audience of this book will be other librarians, like you, who have a desire to more effectively reach out to international students on their campuses. The case studies will offer varied perspectives and replicable ideas about how to encourage international students
to use the library and break down barriers to their success.

Suggested Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Library Orientation to International Students
• Instruction/Information Literacy to International Students
• Outreach Programs Targeted to International Students
• Library Collections for International Students
• Reference Services for International Students
• Programs for International Graduate Students
• Web Resources and Distance Education for International Students
• Marketing Library Resources to International Students
• Multilingualism in Library Instruction and Outreach
• Collaboration with International Student Organizations
• Celebrating Diversity for the Benefit of International and National Students in the Library
• Assessment of International Student Learning

Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 30, 2010. Academic library professionals are invited to submit their proposal of not more than 2 pages. Your proposal should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors (identify a main contact); 2) a clear description of the academic library initiative for international students you are proposing for the case study; 3) a brief description of your academic institution; and, 4) information about the author(s) showing his/her qualifications for writing the case study/chapter. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 31, 2010. Accepted authors will have until January 31, 2011 to prepare their case study chapters of approximately
4000-6000 words. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by the editors. Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing in August 2011 by the Association of College and Research Libraries, however, we are hoping for early completion in time for ALA in June 2011. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.ala.org/acrl/.

If you would like to see a recent ACRL publication of case studies to more
fully understand the style of this book, please take a look at:
Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online (Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, editors) or Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries (Laura B. Cohen, editor).
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Pamela Jackson, Information Literacy Librarian
Library and Information Access, LA1101C
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Tel: 619-594-3809
Email: pjackson@rohan.sdsu.edu

Request for panel participants, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group

Request for panel participants, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
ALA Annual, Washington, D.C., Friday, June 25, 2010, 10:30-12:00 p.m.

The ALCTS FRBR Interest Group is seeking participants/presenters for a panel discussion on FRBR, its implications and implementations. All topics related to FRBR are welcome, but given the imminent release of RDA we are most interested in exploring issues other than descriptive cataloging. Some suggested topics include:

- implications for user interface design and implementation;
- FRBRoo and the CIDOC CRM;
- FRAD and FRSAD;
- overview and background on data modeling in general

Presentations should be brief, around 10-15 minutes, to allow for discussion time after the presentations. Please send a brief description of your proposed presentation by May 24, to our contact information below.

Thanks for your consideration,

Tami Morse McGill
Chair, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
Catalog Librarian
University of Wyoming Libraries
tamimcgill@gmail.com

Judy Jeng
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
judyjeng@comcast.net

Monday, May 10, 2010

Call for Articles: "Biz of Acq" column of Against the Grain

Call for Articles: "Biz of Acq" column of Against the Grain

Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-oriented library journal. Its goal is to provide acquisitions librarians in all types of libraries, and information sellers, with current information on events in the field, and practical insights into acquisitions techniques and processes. The "Biz of Acq" column features discussions of key acquisitions topics by working librarians.

Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Acq" articles include:

--Acquiring MP3's, scores, and e-scores.
--Streamlining e-resource management with an ERM system.
--Selecting an e-book platform.
--Acquiring e-books.
--Acquiring e-book readers and e-books for them.
--Acquisitions role in Digital Collections/Institutional Repositories.
--Acquisitions role in e-reserves.
--Finding and selecting vendors and vendor comparison and assessment.
--The technology of acquisitions e.g. library systems, databases, spreadsheets, the web, etc.
--Workflow analysis.
--Managing accounting and accounts.
--Acquisitions/Cataloging workflows e.g. exporting at point of order, purchasing bibliographic records with materials, the impact of cataloging considerations on the decision to purchase databases, etc.

Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).
Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.

URL: http://www.against-the-grain.com/

If you are interested in writing for "Biz of Acq", please contact the editor:

Michelle Flinchbaugh
Acquisitions Librarian
Albin O. Kuhn Library
UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-6754
Fax: (410) 455-1598
flinchba@UMBC.EDU

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Call for Reviewers – Music Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Reviewers – Music Reference Services Quarterly

Music Reference Services Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, seeks reviewers for its book review column. This column provides music librarians with critical reviews of current books and other media that address music subjects. Reviewers in all musical specialties are welcome, and we particularly welcome reviewers with expertise in 19th century music and the Twentieth-century American folk music movement.

If you would like to write reviews for Music Reference Services Quarterly, please send me a short biographical paragraph via e-mail outlining your scholarly and/or professional interests and the kinds of books you would like to review. We publish approximately five reviews per issue.

Michael Duffy
Book Review Editor
Music Reference Services Quarterly
mduffyiv@niu.edu

CFP: ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) Program on Usage Statistics

CFP: ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) Program on Usage Statistics

The ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) requests presentation
proposals for our Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from
10:30am-12:00pm.

The topic is: Down for the Count: Making the Case for E-Resource Usage Statistics

We are looking for speakers to help us kick off discussion about the collection and usage of e-resource statistics, covering some of the following areas:
-Innovative ways of collecting or using e-resource statistics
-Using e-resource statistics to inform renewals and cancellations
-Using e-resource statistics for cost per use analysis
-SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard for e-resource statistics
-Use of ScholarlyStats and other services to gather e-resource statistics
-Use of statistics from proxy service or link resolver
-What are the vendor services we still need in this area?

Each presentation should be approximately 10-15 minutes and the panel will be followed by questions and answers, with ample discussion.

Please e-mail proposals by May 20, 2010 to Amira Aaron (a.aaron@neu.edu)

Include in your proposal:
- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

Thank you for your participation!

Amira Aaron
Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources
Northeastern University Libraries
360 Huntington Avenue
320 Snell Library
Boston MA 02115
a.aaron@neu.edu
617-373-4961 (work)
617-373-5409 (fax)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

CFP: The point of partnership: understanding employer engagement in education

The point of partnership: understanding employer engagement in education
University of Warwick, Friday 15 October 2010

The inaugural research conference sponsored by the Education and Employers Taskforce seeks to address key questions as part of its remit to better understand employer engagement with education. Papers are encouraged from researchers and analysts based in universities and elsewhere from a wide range of disciplines including education policy, economics, human resource management and anthropology using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

To help disseminate results, the Taskforce is in discussion with the Journal of Education and Work which is considering dedication of a special edition of the journal to the conference.

Keynote speakers:Chris Humphries, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills; Professor Hugh Lauder, University of Bath, Editor of the Journal of Education and Work

Key topics: Work-related learning across key stages one to five across the curriculum, work experience, pupil mentoring, modern foreign language acquisition, STEM, employee governors, Diplomas, Young Apprenticeships, literacy and numeracy support, learning materials, enterprise education.

A 300-500 word abstract should be submitted by June 7th 2010

Delegate information: The conference fee is £80 (unwaged, including postgraduate rate £20)

For more information and to register: Visit www.educationandemployers.org/researchconference
David Bevan
Education and Employers Taskforce,
246 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7EX
Phone: 07824 444190
Email: david.bevan@educationandemployers.org

CFP: The Oral, the Written, and Other Verbal Media (OWOVM)

The Oral, the Written, and Other Verbal Media (OWOVM)
Conference on Poetics and Discourse: 12-14 December, 2011

Hosted by Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia) at its City Campus

First call for proposals: due 30 July 2010

Testimony, Witness, Authority:
The politics and poetics of experience

From ethnic cosmologies and narratives of survival to the lyricism of love and loss – cultures are built on verbal reproductions of experience, on their dissemination through arrays of oral, written, and other verbal media, and on the complex relations between participants in these discourses.

The leading theme for this conference is a focus on constructions of knowing and the known – the objective known and the imaginary known – and on the media by which these knowledges are transmitted: media of language, paralanguage, and non-language. That entails a particular interest in topics of change, persistence, marginalisation, and contestation.

Building on the previous OWOVM (cf https://ocs.usask.ca/ocs/index.php/theoral/) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2008, this conference is for both practitioners and researchers in discourse and the language arts and in related fields. It expressly provides a forum for explorations of Indigeneity and autochthony, orality and literacy, and ideologies around cultural reproduction. It brings together composers and performers across creative fields including language, voice, and text, as well as scholars from a range of fields in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences.[i]

How do performances or texts bear witness, either to the events they narrate or to the subjective consciousnesses that produce them? How do the dynamics of transmission circumscribe and transform them? How do they become embedded in the knowledge systems of the cultures they work through? And what of the limits to verbalisation – when voice, text, and/or more visceral media are tasked with creating and communicating meaning in the absence of language grammars?

This is a first call for proposals of language art performances and installations and of scholarly papers and sessions that address these questions. Regular sessions will be 90 minutes, normally containing three individual presentations. As much as possible, the organisers aim to generate a mix of scholarly and creative presentations in each session, grouped around common thematic concerns. Keynote presentations will be announced in the second call for proposals.

Details for proposals
The Programming Committee welcomes your proposals and any preliminary queries. Please email these to: owovm@vu.edu.au. The Committee will begin reviewing first-round proposals on 2 August 2010.

Proposal for an individual presentation
Please submit an abstract or synopsis of up to 200 words, plus a biography of up to 50 words for each presenter and up to 5 keywords for the presentation. Individual presentations will normally be for 15-20 minutes (the chairing will be tight on timelines), plus time for audience questions and comment. Please be clear about whether your proposal is principally scholarly or creative in its purposes.

Proposal for a 90-minute session
If you have arranged three presentations that will occur within your session, please submit proposals for them (as above), plus a session title, an abstract or synopsis of up to 300 words for your session, and a biography of up to 50 words for your proposed session chair. Your session abstract should be clear about the proposed order of presenters. If you wish to depart from the usual conference timings (eg if you wanted to group questions and comments in a single block at the end of the session), then please set out such information clearly in your proposal — otherwise the Programming Committee will assume normal parameters apply. Note that sessions combining scholarly and creative presentations are especially encouraged.

Supporting equipment
Victoria University classrooms have a standard lectern setup with computer, projector, and internet access. If you have particular preferences (eg large projector screen, enhanced speakers for playing music, etc), please make them clear in your proposal. The Programming Committee will genuinely strive to accommodate all timely requests for which we can access the equipment you need.

[i] The fields covered at OWOVM will include, but not be limited to:
· Acoustics.
· Communications and media.
· Cultural anthropology.
· Folklore.
· Gender studies.
· History.
· Indigenous studies.
· Linguistics.
· Literary studies.
· Music.
· Narrative approaches to social research.
· Oral-traditional poetics and narrative.
· Performance studies.
· Philosophy.
· Qualitative approaches to law and criminology.
· Rhetoric.
· Visual arts.
Dr Tom Clark
Senior Lecturer
School of Communication and the Arts
Victoria University (Melbourne)
Tel. AU +61 399192196 Call
Fax. +61 (0)3 9919 2658
Mob. AU +61 432754238 Call
Email: owovm@vu.edu.au

2nd Call for papers: ORAL HISTORY AND FIELDWORK

2nd Call for papers: ORAL HISTORY AND FIELDWORK

The (Re)use and Interpretation of Research Materials
Helsinki, 2–3 December 2010

Papers are invited for contributions to the Oral History and Fieldwork – The (Re)use and Interpretation of Research Materials symposium hosted by the Finnish Literature Society in collaboration with the Finnish Oral History Network (FOHN) and The Academy of Finland project Strangers from the East – Narratives of Karelian Exiles and Re-immigrants from Russia Regarding their Integration in Finland 2009-2012 (lead by Dr. Outi Fingerroos).

In recent years the focus of fieldwork methodology has turned to the secondary analysis of oral history materials, in other words the use and reuse of archived oral history and life-history materials. Methodological, ethical and theoretical issues have to be considered at all stages of research. The research process grows even more demanding when the researcher uses multiple sources and types of research material instead of keeping to one primary research material. Does this only cause problems and flaws as some have suggested? How have researchers tackled methodological and practical challenges related to the reuse of research materials? Can all research materials be reused and for what kind of research purposes?

We welcome scholars working within the field of oral and life history. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers or workshop sessions. The programme will include keynote lectures, paper sessions and a final panel. The principal conference language will be English.

Participants of workshops are invited to send abstracts to the organizers.
Workshop paper proposals should include a title and a maximum 250 word abstract. Please send us a single page proposal including the title of the presentation, the abstract and the following information:
- name (with your surname in CAPITAL letters)
- affiliation
- postal address
- e-mail address
- telephone and fax numbers

Proposals will be evaluated according to their focus on the topic. Proposals must be written in English. Please e-mail your proposal as an e-mail attachment by 22 May 2010 to fohn@finlit.fi. The acceptance or rejection of proposals will be announced by 30 June 2010. The deadline for the papers is 30 October 2010.

The admission to the symposium is 35€.

Enquiries: fohn@finlit.fi

Ulla-Maija Peltonen
Chair, FOHN
Finnish Literature Society
P.O. Box 259
FIN-00171 Helsinki

Ulla Savolainen
Course Secretary, FOHN
Folklore Studies/
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies
P.O. Box 4
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group (ERIG) - Call for ALA Presentation Proposals

ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group (ERIG) - Call for ALA Presentation Proposals

The ALCTS CRS E-Resources Interest Group (ER IG) requests presentation proposals for our Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

The topic is: Down for the Count: Making the Case for E-Resource Usage Statistics

We are looking for speakers to help us kick off discussion about the collection and usage of e-resource statistics, covering some of the following areas:

*Innovative ways of collecting or using e-resource statistics
*Using e-resource statistics to inform renewals and cancellations
*Using e-resource statistics for cost per use analysis
*SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard for e-resource statistics
*Use of ScholarlyStats and other services to gather e-resource statistics
*Use of statistics from proxy service or link resolver What are the vendor services we still need in this area?
*Each presentation should be approximately 10-15 minutes and the panel will be followed by questions and answers, with ample discussion.

Please e-mail proposals by May 20, 2010 to Amira Aaron (a.aaron@neu.edu)

Include in your proposal:

- Title of presentation
- Brief summary of proposed presentation
- Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
- E-mail address(es) of presenter(s)

Thank you for your participation!

--------------------
Amira Aaron
Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources
Northeastern University Libraries
320 Snell Library
Boston MA 02115
a.aaron@neu.edu