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 Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the 40thAnnual Conference, which will take place on November 13-14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH. The submission deadline for full-length sessions is June 9, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to develop sessions that show thoughtful consideration of this year’s conference theme,“Engagement, advocacy and outreach: Empowering our communities,” which seeks to explore how academic libraries and librarians empower our communities in all the ways that we do. We would love to learn about your ideas, experiences, solutions, and best practices – even those that yielded results that were different than expected!
Presentations may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research results, panel discussions, etc. Submit your proposals to: http://bit.ly/1rxFVff
Questions about the conference can be directed to:
Eboni Johnson, ALAO Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking scholars and specialists inside and outside the traditional boundaries of library scholarship to join our proposed panel discussion on the challenges and failures of browsing in today's electronic environment at The Association of College & Research Libraries Conference is in Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2015.
Procedure - Please email Kate Joranson, email@example.com describing your interest in the topic as well as your professional background. Upon acceptance, we will work with you to develop questions to shape the panel's discussion.
Deadline - Monday May 5
Summary of Proposed Panel -
Browsing is an essential component to discovery, yet these terms have become conflated. From library databases to online shopping, our ability to effectively browse for content has become hampered by an excessive focus on searchability. This panel will cultivate a discussion of the potential for browsing in the electronic environment, cultivated serendipity, and curiosity.
This panel will bring together experts from inside and outside of libraries to discuss why electronic browsing is broken and how, or if, it can be fixed. The panelists will briefly present their perspective on the problems of electronic browsing and then will participate in a conversation facilitated by the moderator. Questions to be addressed by all panelists include:
Where do we place the burden for facilitating discovery? Why/how are our databases failing us/our users and what do they need to do differently? What do you wish were possible in an ebrowsing and discovery environment? Why is this not possible? What is preventing a more creative approach to electronic browsing and discovery?
Through these questions and discussions we hope to drive at the heart of the problems of electronic browsing in our current digital library environment, and to understand how our discovery systems arrived where they are today (search-focused) and how we might reset the balance between search and browse in the discovery experience.
Nina Clements, Steve VanTuyl, and Kate Joranson are project collaborators at ebrowsing.org.
Call for Editorial Board Members and Reviewers: Library Collections, Acquisitions,
& Technical Services
The Editor of Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services is currently accepting applications for new editorial board members and article reviewers to join the journal's editorial team. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to the Editor-in-Chief Wendy Shelburne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Servicesprovides a forum for the international exchange of ideas and experiences among members of the library collection management, technical services, vendor and publishing communities throughout the world. It is a comprehensive publication designed to bring together many of the specializations within the broad areas of library collection management and technical services including, but by no means limited to:
Acquisition of materials in academic, public, school and special libraries
The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers -- The Informed Librarian Online is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 320 titles - valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters. This current awareness service helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to tame your professional reading tiger, and is very popular among all types of library and information professionals. The Informed Librarian Online ( http://www.informedlibrarian.com) is seeking librarians with something to say to author a one-time "Guest Forum" article for our service. We are looking for practical, helpful articles on an issue of interest to YOU (and our readers). Would you like to write a short article (about 1,000 words) for us? Librarians from all around the world read the articles in The Informed Librarian Online. Writers will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the service. If you are interested in writing for The Informed Librarian Online, email email@example.com a brief description of your proposed subject matter.
CFP: People & Things on the Move: Migration and Material Culture (Chicago, Illinois - May 2015)
We seek papers for a workshop to be held May 13-15, 2015 dedicated to exploring the relationship between migration and material culture in the modern world (the 18th century to the present), sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. We welcome paper proposals from both academics (including advanced graduate students) and practitioners—historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, public historians, librarians, archivists, and museum curators—who are working on the intersection between migration and material culture in any region of the world. We hope that selected papers will be published as a special issue or forum for the American Historical Review.
Both migration and material culture have profoundly shaped societies and cultures across the globe in the modern era. This workshop will define migration broadly, to include intra-state, international and intra-imperial migration, as well as "forced" and "voluntary” migrations. Our use of material culture is also inclusive, embracing the objects that furnish domestic interiors, architecture, tools, books, toys, clothing, modes of transportation, musical instruments, dance, and even food. The precise relationships between migration and material culture have varied dramatically across time, space, and political and social context. Our goal is to analyze and thereby be able to explain the diversity of these relationships and experiences.
Possible questions that papers might address include:
- What objects have migrants carried with them, and what can these objects tell us about processes and experiences of migration?
- How has migration been linked to cultural transfer in the realm of material culture?
- How have gender and generation been implicated in this dynamic?
- How has migration shaped the production as well as the consumption of particular objects?
- How has migration and return migration been linked to the transformation of material culture in sending countries?
- How has the circulation of material objects and consumer goods shaped imperial projects in the 19th and 20th centuries?
- How has material culture been linked to the imagination & consolidation of diasporic communities and minority cultures?
- What role has material culture played in the politics of migration, including ideas about “assimilation” and pluralism?
- What can material culture tell us about the emotional and social experiences of migration?
- How is material culture linked to individual or collective memory of migration?
- What is the role of material culture in forced migration or population transfers? What happens to the objects left behind in the aftermath of refugee movements?
These are only some of the potential topics that the workshop may address.
The three-day workshop will be held at the University of Chicago and will include both open sessions and working-sessions limited to the participants. We will also be visiting one or more museum/gallery/installation in the Chicago area. We particularly encourage proposals that engage the public history/historical sites of the city.
Please note that we will require participants to:
submit their full papers one month in advance of the conference
provide written comments on a set of related papers the week before the workshop
be present for the entire workshop
We ask that you both refrain from submitting proposals for work already published or committed elsewhere and that you agree to publish in the AHR forum should your paper be selected and the forum accepted by the journal.
The ALCTS Continuing Education Committee is seeking proposals for our Fall 2014 webinar series. We are looking for proposals for presentations in the following areas:
Cataloging and metadata
Collection development and management
Electronic resources in libraries
Licensing and rights management
Standards and specifications
Supervision and management
Past webinars have covered a variety of topics, including Demand Driven Acquisitions, Archival Materials, Libraries and MARC Holdings, Steps in a Digital Preservation Workflow, Effective Subscription Management and Alternatives, MOOCs, and the Principles of Classification. For a list of past webinars, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/past/webinar.
We also are seeking Spanish language webinars, as we continue to add to our first offering in April 2014:
ALCTS is the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association. Comprised of nearly 4,000 members from across the United States and 42 countries from around the globe, ALCTS serves members in collection development, preservation, and technical services. We are a leader in the development of principles, standards, and best practices for creating, collecting, organizing, delivering, and preserving information resources in all forms.
About ALCTS webinars:
ALCTS Webinars are typically one hour in length, with 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of questions and answers. Most of our webinars are on Wednesdays at 1:00 CST. We provide support for our presenters, including training in using our webinar software (GoToMeeting). While most attendees of ALCTS webinars are from the United States, we serve members around the world and invite presentations with an international view.
Please submit your proposal via the ALCTS Webinar Proposal Form. Proposals must be received by May 29 for consideration in our first round of reviews. If you have an idea for a webinar, and are still developing it, please submit a proposal and we can help you formalize it.
The Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group is preparing a discussion for ALA Annual, and we are looking for people who have had experience using evidence based practice in their library. Each person would speak for 10 minutes (depends on the number of participants) about their experiences using evidence based practice and then a discussion would ensue amongst the attendees.
What do we mean by evidence based practice? We are looking for people who when considering implementing a change or looking for a solution to a problem in their library conducted a systematic review of the research literature to determine the best approach and adapted and implemented that approach. We are also looking for people who performed their own rigorous research to determine a best practice or improved their work through and evidence based approach.
We are interested in success stories and not so successful stories. What were the challenges? What did you learn? What advice would you have for someone attempting something similar? If you are interested, then please e-mail me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief explanation of your experiences using evidence based practice. The Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group will hold a discussion on Sunday 29 June from 8:30 am – 10:00 am.
The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group (CMIG) invites proposals for presentations at ALA's 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The group will be meeting on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 until 2:30.
CMIG's charge is to discuss the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after initial cataloging has been performed. Catalog management is defined as the continuous upgrading and updating of a catalog, regardless of its format, be it card, microform, book, or online. The group will provide a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Past presentations have covered topics such as adapting catalogs for RDA, patron driven acquisition programs, adding facets and genre headings to the catalog, and managing a batch OCLC reclamation project. Topics such as record retention policies, gathering collection information from the catalog, batch generation of records, incorporating FAST into the catalog, and management of consortial catalogs are also welcome.
Please email your proposal to Wanda Jazayeri (email@example.com). We would appreciate any proposals by Friday, May 23rd.
Also, if you are interested in becoming a vice chair or co-vice chair for 2014/2015, please contact Roman Panchyshyn and Cathy Weng.
2013/2014 CMIG Chair Wanda Pittman Jazayeri Head, Catalog Maintenance, Physical Processing & Repair The UCI Libraries University of California, Irvine Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
2013/2014 Vice Chairs: Roman S. Panchyshyn, MLIS Catalog Librarian, Assistant Professor University Libraries Kent State University Email:email@example.com
LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year IG wants you to be a part of their technology speed-dating session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday June 28th 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!
What is technology speed-dating? Part informational, part discussion, completely useful. Several experts will be stationed around our meeting room and talk about a specific topic, software, piece of code, programming language, etc. to attendees for an allotted amount of time and then they will rotate to a different expert until our time ends. Depending on the number of experts we get to participate, the allotted amount may range from 3 to 10 minutes max; our back-up format, if needed, is lightning talks. Our session is 90 minutes but the technology speed-dating will be for 60 minutes and is meant to be a more casual, conversational, learning experience.
What are you knowledgeable in? Using Python or Ruby, Drupal or Wordpress? Have you written a useful script? Can you explain a code snippet to non-techies well? Have you modified a Kinect or other hardware for library purposes? Sign up to be an expert at our Library Code Year Interest Group meeting!
Get back to us by May 15th with your idea(s) to sign up to be an expert for our technology speed-dating. Also, consider forwarding this to someone you know, and are possibly thinking of right now, who would be a great expert too!
The deadline for submissions to the program for DC-2014 in Austin Texas has been extended by two weeks to 17 May 2014.
2014 THEME: "Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory"
In addition to submission related to the conference theme, submissions are welcome on any topic addressing metadata models, technologies and applications. Submission describing innovative best practices in metadata are welcome from practitioners as well as researchers and application developers.
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Annual Meeting & International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications brings together individuals representing initiatives working in silos from across the metadata ecosystem to share experiences and best practices and to seek innovative solutions to common problems.
--Peer-Reviewed Papers, Project Reports & Posters
EXTENDED Submission Deadline:17 May 2014
Author Notification: 12 July 2014
Final Copy: 16 August 2014
--Special & Panel Sessions, Tutorials & Workshops
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 17 May 2014
Author Notification: 1 June 2014
--Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 16 June 2014
Author Notification: 30 June 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
--William Moen, University of North Texas - william (dot) moen (at) unt (dot) edu
--Amy Rushing, University of Texas at San Antonio - amy (dot) rushing (at) utsa (dot) edu
WHAT: 5-minute Lightning Round Presentations at the RSS Discovery Services Committee Discussion Forum
REVISED THEME: Discussing Discovery Services: What's Working, What's Not and What's Next?
WHEN: 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29th, from 3-4 pm.
MORE INFO: The first 15-20 minutes of this one-hour forum will begin with lightening round presentations followed by a Q&A. During the second half, presenters will rotate to start discussions about the themes of their presentations with each table. We are looking for 3-4 presenters who can sum up their ideas and thoughts - the GOOD, the bad (and the ugly), and the future of discovery services or platforms in brief 5-minute presentations from any type of library setting.
HOW TO APPLY: To submit your proposal (250 words or less), please also include the following information:
Title of presentation
Name, position or title, and email address of the presenter.
Call for Proposals - Access Services Conference 2014, Unlocking the 21st Century Library. CFP: URL: http://accessservicesconference.org/ On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2014, Unlocking the 21st Century Library. This year’s event will be held at The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA from November 12-14, 2014.
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.
We invite program proposals from March 17, 2014 until 5pm, May 2, 2014.
Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:
Customer Service Circulation
Electronic Resources and Access Services
Student Workers Management
Current technology for access service enhancement
Program Proposal guidelines: Please submit an abstract, 150 words or less, with the program title and your name. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by May 19, 2014.
Please direct any questions to Catherine Jannik Downey, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group seeks speakers to present at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 10:30-11:30.
Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.
Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloging managers and administrators, and be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion. Topic possibilities include:
• Evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms
• Emerging concepts and implementations of "next generation catalogs"
• Cataloging and metadata in hybrid and digital libraries
• Changes in catalogers' workflows
• Quality control and benchmarking
• How end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms
• Metadata records and elements in different contexts
• Impact of web norms on cataloging norms
• Cataloging education/continuing education
• Cataloging department collaboration with other library units
• RDA: integration of records, training
Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs by Friday, May 9, 2014. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
CALL FOR JURIED PROPOSALS: Library Research Seminar VI: "The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community"
WHEN: October 7-9, 2014 WHERE: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign iHotel and Conference Center.
WHO: Hosted jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University Library, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association.
WHY: 21st century librarianship has witnessed new forms of cooperation between librarians and the communities they serve. Academic libraries have adopted new roles that span the scholarly communication lifecycle and advance digital humanities, data stewardship, and eScience initiatives. Public libraries have become community focal points for programming that meets the learning needs of children and their families, encourages the creative use of new technologies, and reaches out to include new and diverse communities. Creative school librarians also work with others to examine issues related to the common core standards, the development of programs that promote and complement curricula, and the exploration of new learning and teaching models.
WHAT: This conference will bring together academics and practitioners, including faculty and graduate students from library schools and iSchools, and academic, public and school librarians. The conference will focus on how collaboration and cross-disciplinary research can create new knowledge and chart a course for partnerships with deep and lasting impact. The LRS VI Program Planning Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, posters and workshops. We welcome creative contributions from individuals and groups in the following theme areas.
HOW: A lively discussion of paper, panel, poster, and workshop presentations and activities.
Example topics include, but are not limited to: *Cutting-edge research that crosses boundaries within and beyond the field of library and information science *The process and products of collaboration: lessons learned and best practices that establish librarians as full research, teaching, and learning partners in academic or community settings *Librarian-faculty partnerships, their impact on research, and the influence of their findings on the collaborative approach *Identification of knowledge gaps and research agendas *Intra-institutional, inter-institutional and trans-national collaborations *Community engagement and community informatics projects--stories of success and possible scenarios for the future *Examples of recruiting, training, and mentoring the next generation of librarians to be research, teaching, and learning partners in their campus and communities
Proposal Submission Guidelines & Formats The deadline for submission of proposals is May 15, 2014. In addition to an abstract, each author or panelist must provide a separate biographical statement (maximum of 50 words).
Papers *Paper proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words). *Paper proposals should be submitted individually, and they will be grouped with others on a common theme, typically for a 90-minute session comprised of three paper presentations. The abstract submitted should state the focus of the paper and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Presentation time for papers should be no more than 20 minutes.
Posters *Poster proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words). *This formal graphic presentation of the topic, offers an excellent opportunity for reporting on evaluation results and gathering detailed feedback on one’s work. Posters should be no larger than 40" high and 44" wide. Graduate student submissions are encouraged.
Panels *Panel proposals must include title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 750 words). *The abstract should describe how three or more panelists will creatively present a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions between panelists and audience members. Proposals should provide a description of the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists who have agreed to participate with their qualifications and contributions to the panel.
Workshops *Workshop proposals must include title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 750 words). *The abstract should outline how participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Submissions must include an example of an activity you plan to conduct. The learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to take risks, question assumptions, and fully engage in the learning process.
Evaluation Procedures: The Conference Planning Committee will evaluate proposals based on: *Relevance to the theme *Significance of its contribution to LIS research or practice *Clarity of expression *Status of research: Are the results in hand? When appropriate, please include the timeline for completion of research.
CFP: Charleston Conference 2014 (November 5-8, 2014) The Charleston Conference is pleased to announce that our 2014 Call for Papers and Call for Preconferences forms are now open. The 2014 Charleston Conference (www.katina.info/conference) will be held November 5-8 in beautiful historic downtown Charleston, SC. The 34th annual conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition will have the theme "The Importance of Being Earnest."
The deadline to receive session proposals is June 18, 2014. We are looking for proposals on any topic relating to collection development and acquisitions, but especially those that tie into our theme, "The Importance of Being Earnest." The main conference will be held from Thursday, November 6, through Saturday, November 8, and we are seeking proposals for the following sessions:
* Lively (Lunchtime) Discussions: 75 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, focused on audience interaction and discussion. Power Points are discouraged. Bringing your own lunch is optional for attendees.
* Concurrent Sessions: 45 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, standard presentation with 5-10 minutes for Q&A..
* Innovation Sessions: 30 minute sessions on Saturday, focused on new technology, innovations, etc.
* Poster Sessions: 60 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, 6 ft. table and chairs provided. You are responsible for bringing your own poster and display board appropriate for table top display.
* Shotgun Sessions: 6 minute, 40 second PowerPoint presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. A group of topically related Shotgun Sessions will be grouped together in a single concurrent session time slot.
Please contact Leah Hinds with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston this November!
The Charleston Conference Team
Tom Gilson Associate Editor, Against the Grain Head of Reference, Emeritus College of Charleston, Charleston, SC