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Call for Applications: Beta Phi Mu Scholarship 2019

2019 Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is Now Open 

The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Scholarship Season. Applications are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • The Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship of $2,250 for a student beginning library/information studies in an ALA-accredited school or other approved program.
  • The Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship for School Library Media Service of $2,250 for a student beginning Library and Information Studies at an ALA-accredited school or an AASL-recognized school with the intention of pursuing a career in school library media service.
  • The Harold Lancour Foreign Research Fellowship of $1,750 for a professional librarian pursuing a robust LIS-related research project to be conducted in a country outside of Canada/USA.

Applicants do not need to be members of Beta Phi Mu to apply for these awards. Links to applications are now available on the Beta Phi Mu website. All application materials must be submitted online by the March 15, 2019 deadline. Award announcement will be made at the Beta Phi Mu program at the ALA Annual Meeting in June, 2019. 

For more information:
Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society: 
http://www.betaphimu.org/
Beta Phi Mu Membership Scholarship Information: 
https://www.betaphimu.org/scholarships.html

Contact:
Alison Lewis, Executive Director, Beta Phi Mu - 267-361-5018 executivedirector@betaphimu.org

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Call for Papers: GKMC Special Issue

This is a call for papers on community and small archives for a special issue of Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

Recently there has been noticeable growth in discussion around community and small archives. Such archives may be stand-alone or part of other organisations such as schools, universities, historic societies, churches, cultural or indigenous communities, and local government or quasi-government organisations. They are often the result of local or community initiatives (where community does not necessarily have a geographic meaning). The notion of critical archiving and giving voice to the marginalised and non-elites is another important aspect, and community archives are considered to challenge the dominant modes of archival practice. Yet the realities of day-to-day practice in small archives are not widely understood or acknowledged by the mainstream or formal archive sector, and it can be difficult to identify key themes or concerns for community and small archives.

Papers are requested that explore the nature and use of community and small archives, their collections and management, and their place in the wider cultural heritage industries. Practitioner perspectives and case studies are especially encouraged.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Community archives and digital heritage
  • The management of community and small archives including the use of volunteers, access, funding, governance, and strategy
  • Diversity and discrimination vs the neutrality of the archives
  • Social justice and community archives
  • The nature and diversity of collections in community archives including digital collections and the issues around digital preservation and/or digitisation
  • The use of community archives in digital humanities and local history
  • Training and professional development for community archivists and archives staff
  • Case studies and practitioner perspectives on the role, purpose, and place of community archives
  • Cross-sectoral and shared practice around small and community archives or collections
  • The place of community archives in the wider archival environment
  • The place of community archives in the cultural heritage industries

Submission deadline: 15 February 2019

Guest Editors:
Sarah Welland
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
sarah.welland@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Dr Amanda Cossham
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
amanda.cossham@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Further information can be found here:
Community and small archives: evaluating, preserving, accessing, and engaging with community-based archival heritage http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=8127

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Call for Applications: Medical Library Association's Scholarship

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health sciences librarianship? If so, please consider applying for the Medical Library Association's Scholarship.

 

Each year, the Medical Library Association (MLA) awards a scholarship to one library school student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for a career in health sciences librarianship. The student selected for the scholarship will receive up to $5,000, a one-year student membership to MLA, and free student registration for the MLA annual meeting.

 

The 2019 MLA Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL from May 3-8. The meeting provides an opportunity to learn about health sciences librarianship and all of the different types of careers that are available. It's also a great opportunity to network with current members at all levels. And you can attend the job center where you can get advice about applying for library positions and have your resume reviewed by experience professionals. To learn more about the upcoming Annual Meeting, go to: https://www.mlanet.org/mla19.

 

More information about the scholarship and the application requirements are available at: https://www.mlanet.org/page/mla-scholarshipApplication Deadline: December 1

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Social Future of Libraries

We are seeking contributions for a new book on The Social Future of Academic Libraries building on our panel session at ACRL 2017 viewing libraries through the lens of intellectual and social capital.

Our point of departure is the current focus in college and university libraries on engagement, partnerships, community development, and social relations. The social turn in academic librarianship requires new ways of working and new ways of thinking about the resources, services, and capabilities of the library and information workforce. Intellectual capital perspectives and social network theory can help librarians understand the demands of the current environment and develop effective responses for their communities.

The book is co-edited by Tim Schlak, Sheila Corrall, and Paul Bracke, and will be published by Facet Publishing. It will have three parts:

Part 1 will introduce the relevant theoretical, conceptual, and methodological frameworks;

Part 2 will explore the application of intellectual capital and social network theory to libraries as social organizations, and show how they can use the models and tools presented to evaluate and strengthen strategy, collaborations, leadership, and other aspects of library performance;

Part 3 will focus on implications for library policy and practice, professional education, and research.

Parts 1 and 3 will primarily be authored by the editors. The focus of our call for proposals is on Part 2. We are particularly interested in receiving proposals for chapters that discuss and illustrate the practical application of intellectual and social capital theory and concepts, including social network analysis, to issues currently facing academic libraries and librarians. The target length for contributed chapters is around 5,000 words (excluding references).

Potential areas of application include, but are not limited to:

  • strategic plannning 
  • space design
  • scholarly communication
  • information behavior
  • learner support 
  • library instruction 
  • academic liaison
  • partnership formation
  • relationship management
  • community outreach
  • organization development
  • user experience
  • service assessment.

We invite potential contributors to submit an abstract of 300-500 words, summarizing your proposed chapter, outlining your intended approach and structure, and indicating how it advances thinking and practice in the field. Please provide a working title for your contribution, up to six keywords highlighting the topics/issues to be discussed, and brief author bio (2-3 sentences) along with details of any related prior work.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, January 7, 2019. Please send submissions as email attachments (Word or PDF files) by email to Tim Schlak at schlak@rmu.edu.

Prospective authors will receive feedback on their proposals by Monday, February 4, 2019.

Accepted authors must be able to submit complete chapters by Monday, April 29, 2019, to allow time for revisions and editing prior to submission to the publisher in June 2019.

We anticipate the book will be published in September 2019.

About the editors:

Tim Schlak is Dean of the University Library at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he advocates on behalf of the Library and positions it as an integral partner in the learning and scholarly processes of the University. Prior to joining Robert Morris in 2014, he was Library Director at Northwestern College in Orange City, where he spearheaded the $15M DeWitt Learning Commons project. Tim has authored several publications about the changing social context of libraries with particular emphasis on social capital and engagement.

Sheila Corrall is Professor of Library & Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, where she is lead faculty for academic information services. Her research interests include evolving roles in academic libraries, reflective practice in information work, and the application of business management concepts and models to information services. Sheila has a longstanding interest in managing intangible resources, and has published and presented papers on evaluating and mobilizing library intellectual assets for strategic advantage

Paul Bracke is Dean of Library Services at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, where he also provides leadership and oversight for the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and the Academic Technology Applications Support unit. From 2006 to 2016 he was Associate Dean for Research and Assessment and Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University Libraries. Paul has published and presented on the social relations of librarians and emerging roles for librarians, particularly in relation to research.

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Call for Applications: Government Documents Scholarship

The nomination deadline for the 2019 David Rozkuszka Scholarship, selected by the GODORT Awards Committee, is December 1, 2018.   


W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship

The David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is currently working with government documents in a library and is trying to complete a masters degree in library science. This award, established in 1994, is named after David Rozkuszka, former Documents Librarian at Stanford University. The award winner receives $3,000. 

Please apply using the documents on the Awards page at http://www.ala.org/rt/godort/awardscommittee and send submissions to the Awards Committee Chair, Emily Rogers (ecrogers@valdosta.edu).

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Call for Applications: Google's Applied Machine Learning Intensive

The focus of AMLI is to build the data engineering skills of students through a ten-week immersive experience that will complement what they've learned in their college careers.

AMLI uses a project-based curriculum with small cohorts of students, and takes place on host campuses throughout the country, many of which are women's colleges.

The application deadline for the spring launch at Mills is November 18th. The program at Mills will run February 11 to April 26. There will be four AMLI sites for summer 2019 (Agnes Scott, Bay Path, Heidelberg, and Scripps) and the application deadline for those cohorts is February 17th.

The ideal candidate would meet the following profile:

  • Upper level college students (juniors, seniors) and recent grads (This would be high school grads years 2013-2016)

  • Non CS majors who have taken some CS (2 intro level courses plus statistics)

  • Women and under-represented groups in tech

  • Students with an interest in data science and its application to their major area of study 

You can find more information on the Applied Machine Learning Intensive here. The semester-long program is completely free for those who are accepted, and uses a dynamic, project-based curriculum. If selected, you would be learning alongside a small cohort of peers, living on a college campus, and earning 9 credit hours for 10 weeks of full-time, immersive work. Google would really like to reach groups typically under-represented in tech for this program.

AMLI will be facilitated by an educational team made up of one instructor from the college and one instructor from Google. The curriculum has been developed with an eye toward making graduates as competitive as possible for the forecasted job market, and will be focused on technical skills that would be ideal for a broad range of industries. At the end of the program, Google will also provide career networking opportunities, both within Google and beyond.

If you think the program is a potential fit for you, you can submit an application for the first classes starting all over the country this spring and summer. The first deadline for the spring pilot that runs February - April is November 18th. You can also email applied-computing-series@google.com directly for more information.

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Call for Papers: First ISKO-Low Countries Conference

Date: 20th-21st June 2019, Brussels

Conference and Inaugural Meeting

Morsels of Knowledge

Call for Papers

Conference information can be found here: goo.gl/JLxce7

Deadline for Proposals: February 26, 2019

Keywords

Basic Units, Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies, Information Studies

13th - 14th June 2019, Brussels

In June of 2019, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will host the organizing conference by the Low Countries chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation. The theme for this conference will be Morsels of Knowledge The question of how the most elementary, basic units of knowledge can be identified, retrieved and extracted and can be organized has a long history. This conference explores the potential of such orders of basic units of knowledge for current structures of knowledge organisation. It links enquiries into the essential constituents of stored knowledge with questions about how they are conceptualized, perceived and digested in multiple disciplines.

Call for membership: Launching of a new ISKO chapter for the low countries

An inaugural meeting will be held in the margins of the conference, aiming to officially establish the Low Countries as a new ISKO chapter. If you reside in the Low Countries and interested to be a part of this, please reply by email at the address given below. As soon as we have 10 names we can send a formal petition to ISKO Executive Board.

Call for Papers

The field of Knowledge Organisation (KO) in Belgium and the Netherlands is generally considered to be a practical discipline, intended to support and validate existing processes and practices in libraries and archives.

Dramatic changes in information technology and -culture in the early 21st century have created questions that can only be addressed by allowing a broader perspective.

Therefore we invite scholars and practitioners of a variety of disciplines to contribute to the ongoing inquiry of how knowledge can be optimally defined, stored and conveyed in a contemporary context.

Relevant topics include:

  • What are elemental units of knowledge, and how can they be curated?
  • What are the contemporary views towards accepted knowledge?
  • What are the latest developments in KO?
  • What role can classification theory play in the future use of basic units of knowledge?
  • Who is charge in the quality of such basic units and how can they be best distributed and preserved
  • How does what we read/process/find change who we are?
  • What lessons have been learned in knowledge organization?
  • What are the next steps for research?


The Low Countries Chapter of ISKO intends to showcase innovative, inspirational and multidisciplinary research in a relentless pursuit towards excellence in the study of Knowledge Organisation.

It is our intention to form a network of researchers and practitioners in a field that is constantly in motion. We aim to identify, clarify and tackle essential aspects concerning the preservation and organisation of all aspects of the human intellectual heritage.

We are looking forward to welcoming anyone with an interest in this research area from Belgium and The Netherlands, as well as the worldwide KO community, in Brussels.

Important Dates

February 26, 2019: Submission deadline

March 29, 2019: Notification to authors

April 12, 2019: Decision to attend deadline

May 28, 2019: Final copy submission

June 20-21, 2019: Conference

All proposals and other communication can be sent to ISKOlowcountries@gmail.com.

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Call for Papers: Serving the whole person in GLAM

Please consider preparing and submitting a paper to a special issue of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA) on "Serving the whole person in GLAM" to be guest edited by Drs Kiersten Latham and Noah Lenstra.

 

From the call: "The study of, and discourse around, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) has traditionally focused on cognitive processes in these institutions. This special issue of JALIA on 'Serving the Whole Person in GLAMs' seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about how these institutions serve the whole person. Drawing from the National Wellness Institute's (NWI) framework, Six Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual), this issue seeks to explore the whole person in GLAM context..."

 

More information and details are available at the journal website: https://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24750158.2018.1535220

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Call for Submissions: GROUP 2020

Call for Submissions 

GROUP 2020 

ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work 

PACM HCI affiliated conference 

January 6-8, 2020, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA 

http://www.acm.org/conferences/group/conferences/group20/ 

For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized. Group 2020 continues the tradition of being truly international and interdisciplinary in both organizational structure as well as participants. 

Key goals for the program are to encourage and facilitate researchers within CSCW and HCI to interact across disciplinary boundaries. We encourage high-level research contributions from interdisciplinary groups to present work that might be difficult to place within one simple category. We are open to diverse and innovative research methods, and to contributions across broad areas such as systems, society, participation, critique, collaboration, and human interaction. GROUP 2020 in particular would like to encourage systems designers, builders, and researchers from industry, academia, government and other interested groups to participate.

 

Participation at GROUP takes many different forms. In 2020, we will continue new submission categories that were introduced in 2016. GROUP 2020 will again offer the opportunity to authors of newly published papers from the Journal of CSCW (http://link.springer.com/journal/10606) to present their papers in the conference. Second, the submission category "Design Fictions" will be maintained. 

In addition, papers will now be published as an issue of the recently created journal, Proceedings of the ACM (PACM).

Submissions to the conference are welcome in the form of:

Research Papers. This venue gives the occasion to present and interact with the audience. Accepted papers will be published in the PACM. Please use the ACM Small format for submissions, available for download as part of the ACM Master Template. Papers have no fixed minimum or maximum page numbers, paper length should be commensurate with contribution. Research Paper submissions must be submitted online at the GROUP 2020 conference site.

Working Papers (WP). WPs are contributions in which the authors are working towards an archival journal submission and would like to discuss their work with their colleagues at GROUP. Our goal is to broaden the conversations at GROUP, with a format that may appeal to colleagues whose primary publications are in journals, rather than conference papers. WPs will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will be distributed in a paper conference supplement at the GROUP conference for the attendees only. Therefore, you are free to seek formal publication of a draft journal submission that appears in a WP. The WP review process will be *lightweight*, without any revisions asked to the authors, to expand the GROUP community and discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at wp@group2020.org.

Design Fictions. Fictive Futures: Exploring Future Research Agendas . We seek submissions that imagine possible futures for research on the relationships between computers and people. Submissions will include two portions: a fictional document related to the conduct of research and an author statement about the document. The fiction document could be an extended abstract, a call for papers, an excerpt from API documentation, a book review, a study protocol for IRB review, or any other relevant type. The author statement should connect that document to current events, cite ongoing research in the field, or otherwise extrapolate how the envisioned future might arise from our given present. This statement will be especially important for abstracts (which are too short to explain their rationale), API documentations (which typically do not provide a historical rationale), and other documents that on their own may be exceptionally short and/or vague. Because Design Fictions are archival contributions, we recommend a minimum length of 3 pages, and as many as 10 pages. Please use the ACM SIGCHI Format for submissions. The reviewing process will be the same as the general track, and Design Fiction papers or notes will be included in the proceedings. Design Fiction submissions must be completed online at the GROUP 2020 conference site.

Posters and Demos. Posters and demos are an opportunity to present late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable for a Paper or Note submission, innovative ideas not yet validated through user studies, student research in early phases, and other research best presented in this open format. Posters and demos will be displayed at a special session in the conference when poster and demo authors will be available to discuss their work. Poster submissions should include an extended abstract no longer than 4 pages, including all figures and references, in ACM SIGCHI Format (available here). In addition, submissions should also include a separate Tabloid (A3 or 11 x 17 inches) sized draft of the poster for review purposes. Both the extended abstract and the poster draft should include author names (these are not anonymous submissions). Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at posters@group2020.org.

Workshops. Workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the information exchange and discussion of Group related topics. We offer half or full day workshop venues. Proposals should include an abstract (max 150 words), a title, description of workshop theme, aim, goals, activities and potential outcomes. Workshop proposals should also include a description of how the workshop will be publicized and a strategy for recruiting and selecting participants. It should specify any audio/visual equipment needed, maximum number of participants, the duration of the workshop (half or full day) and the names and backgrounds of the organizer(s). Please submit a maximum of four pages, using the ACM SIGCHI format for submissions. We encourage topics suitable for developing new ideas and deep discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at workshops@group2020.org.

Doctoral Colloquium. The Doctoral Colloquium provides a forum for sharing ongoing Ph.D. projects of participants with other advanced Ph.D. students and distinguished faculty for mentoring and feedback. Space is limited, so an application of up to four pages is required, in the ACM standard format. Please contact the workshop co-chairs.

Accepted research papers will be published in a issue of PACM in HCI. Design Fictions, posters, and doctoral consortium extended abstracts will be published in the ACM Press Conference Proceedings and in the ACM digital Library. Accepted Workshop proposals will be published in a paper-based supplement.

Conference Topics: 

  • Theoretical and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique. 
  • Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and communication.
  • Technical architectures supporting collaboration.
  • New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies.
  • Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices.
  • Coordination and workflow technology.
  • Social computing and contexts of collaboration.
  • Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust, and participation.
  • Cooperative knowledge management.
  • Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation.
  • Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms of organizations.
  • Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education.
  • Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL).
  • Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration.
  • Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
  • Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration.
  • Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies.

Important Dates 

Papers Abstract and Title Submission: February 22nd, 2019 

Papers Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019 

1st Round Notifications: April 12 

Resubmit: May 31st 

2nd Round decisions: July 5th 

Camera ready: July 19th 

Submission dates for other venues will be announced later. If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers:

Papers Chairs: 

Ingrid Erickson, Syracuse University 

Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 

Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen 

papers@group2020.org

General Chairs: 

Louise Barkhuus, IT University of Copenhagen 

Lionel Robert, University of Michigan 

chairs@group2020.org 

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Call for Submissions

 

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) announces the 2019 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2019. The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair prior to the ALA Annual Conference.

Guidelines

  1. All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2018 calendar year.
  2. Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 
  3. All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
  4. Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
  5. Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
  6. Research articles will be judged on the following points:
  • Definition of the research problem;
  • Application of research methods;
  • Clarity of the reporting of the research;
  • Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  1. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2019 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: folk.68@osu.edu with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research.

 

Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

Call for Submissions

 

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2019 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research. This award provides recognition for proposed dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2019.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair prior to the ALA Annual Conference.

Guidelines

  1. The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate's dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration.
  2. Any research design is acceptable, but the topic of the research must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies.
  3. Candidates should submit a two-part paper based on their approved dissertation proposal:
  • A brief problem statement not to exceed 500 words.
  • A summary of the design/methodology portion of their dissertation proposal, not to exceed 2,500 words.
  • A brief statement from the dissertation committee chair, supporting and approving the research. 
  1. Candidates for this award need not be LRRT members.
  2. Papers will be evaluated in a double-blind, peer review process, on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Clarity of the research design.
  • The appropriateness of the design and method(s) for the research problem.
  • Adequacy of the description of the methodological procedures.
  • The inclusion of definitions of important terms where needed.
  • The adequacy of the data collection instrument(s) or technique(s).
  • Appropriateness of the proposed data analysis for the research problem and methods.
  • Innovation of the research design.
  1. The winner of the award will receive a Certificate and $250.

To submit a paper for the 2019 competition, e-mail 2 copies (one in which your name and any other identifying information has been removed) in PDF format to: folk.68@osu.edu with the subject line: Shera Award, Dissertation Research.

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Call for Proposals: Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!!!

Submit proposals here: https://goo.gl/forms/lBf3NchJGU98pelJ3

 

The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its second annual conference at University of La Verne, La Verne, CA on July 10-11, 2019.

 

The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for a day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of libraries, institutions and organizations.

 

Sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • How to set up a makerspace (costs, safety, staffing, training, location, value and buy-in, etc.)
  • How universities and schools are facilitating learning through making (hands-on training, integration into the curriculum, etc.)
  • Role of makerspaces in libraries and museums
  • How makerspaces inspire innovation and entrepreneurship (prototyping, disruptive technologies)
  • Future directions of makerspaces in education
  • Maker projects and concepts relating to machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Environmental effects of makerspaces and systems put in place to reduce impact
  • Assessment of makerspaces and making
  • Using makerspaces to create partnerships
  • Civic and community engagement in makerspaces

 

Session Types (Active learning and interactive sessions are encouraged):

  • Pre-Conference Workshop (3 hours): An in-depth, interactive, hands-on, deeper and thorough exploration of a topic. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Workshop (45 mins): A hands-on training session. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Lightning Talk (5 mins): A 5 minute session to share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs.
  • Presentation (20/45 mins): A session that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.
  • Roundtable Discussion (45 mins): A session that offers conversations in a casual, round table setting.
  • Panel Discussion (45 mins) : A session that brings together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members.
  • Makerspace Exhibit (30 mins): A session that offers an opportunity to showcase your makerspace and its programming and services in an informal setting.

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: Feb 19, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: April 15 2019

Conference Registration Opens: Mar 18, 2019

 

If you have any questions, contact Vinaya Tripuraneni, Planning Committee Chair, at vtripuraneni@laverne.edu.

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Call for Papers: IJIDI

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)-Special Issue

"Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion" 

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) invites submissions for a special issue focused on social scientific perspectives on information and disability inclusion and empowerment. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research; this may be empirical, theory-based, methodological, and/or practical in nature, and we encourage international perspectives and collaborations. We will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports. 

Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section (e.g., initial work presented at conferences, practitioner-research, pilot studies, works in progress) are due by *30 November 2018* via email to KimThompson@sc.edu. Authors will be notified of acceptance in mid-December, and final papers will be due by 1 March 2019.

We seek submissions from different disciplines and perspectives for this special issue of IJIDI. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers who focus specifically on Engaging Disability. Topics and themes related to disability and information access may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural barriers and supports related to disability, information access, and inclusion
  • Analysis of international information policy considerations of disability
  • Hidden/invisible/latent disability
  • Engaging and including disability in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations
  • Disability and employment in LIS
  • Disability and higher education in LIS
  • Faculty and librarians with disabilities: Is technology inclusive or exclusive?
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Children and youth with disabilities in the context of information concepts
  • Intersectionality and disability: Exploring multiple identities
  • The disability culture: Information and technology issues 


Kim M. Thompson of the University of South Carolina will be guest editor for this issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2019. Please contact KimThompson@sc.edu should you have any questions about this call. IJIDI Author Guidelines are available at: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Schedule: Call for Papers: October 2018
Extended Abstracts due: *30 November 2018 (with notification of acceptance by mid-December 2018)*
Accepted Papers due: 1 March 2019
Peer Review: March 2019
Revised Papers due: 1 July 2019
Publication: October 2019 (issue 4)

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Oxford Education Research Symposium

We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the Oxford Education Research Symposia in the University of Oxford, UK 

Fall Meeting: 5, 6 & 7 December 2018, at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford

Abstract submission - 10 November
Early registration - 1 October
Regular registration - 12 November
Spring Meeting: 20, 21 & 22 March 2019, at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford
Abstract submission - 4 March
Early registration - 15 December
Regular registration - 6 March
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. The breadth of the sessions covers early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education.
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:
  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
  • Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See our websites for additional lodging and travel information.
  • Please direct inquiries to conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com
  • Consult our website for more information: https://www.oxford-education-research-symposium.com/
 
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Call for Proposals: ARLIS/NA 2019 Conference

Funds attendance at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Funding opportunities for members and non-members who wish to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST.
The application will be available starting on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Please note that the working language of the conference is English.

AWARD APPLICATION FORM

 

Awards Open to Current Members

Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, and/or chapter officer.

Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.

Student Conference Attendance Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

 

Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be one of the following:
    • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
    • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act ("aboriginal peoples" means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
    • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of "visible minorities" means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)
  • Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating her/his conference experience for the ARLIS/NA Update Diversity column. 

Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA. 

Howard Karno Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.

Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation. 

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

 

AWARD APPLICATION FORM

Awards Open to International Applicants

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Travel ($1,000-$2,500)

Purpose: For European librarians and art information professionals to attend the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). For more information regarding purpose, eligibility, and application procedures, see the Kress Foundation Award for International Travel page.

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Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work

The Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children's Books is intended to encourage bibliographical scholarship on this topic. It brings a cash award of $3,000 and a year's membership in the Society. 

 

The Prize is awarded to the creator(s) of a published book or article, a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation that has been defended and approved, or research results distributed in another manner, such as on a website, and will be given at the Society's Annual Meeting on January 25, 2019.

 

Submissions must be English, and may concentrate on any children's book printed before the year 1901 in any country or any language. Works should involve research into bibliography and printing history broadly conceived and should focus on the physical book as historical evidence for studying topics such as the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Studies of the printing, publishing, and allied trades, as these relate to children's books, are also welcome.

 

The BSA welcomes applications for the prize, and is extending the deadline for applications to November 15, 2018.

 

For more information on the prize and how to apply, please visit https://bibsocamer.org/awards/justin-g-shiller-prize/

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Call for Papers: Chatman Revisited

Chatman Revisited: Re-examining and Resituating Social Theories of Identity, Access, and Marginalization in LIS

Elfreda Chatman's work was among the first in information science to thoroughly and explicitly address information access and marginalization as social processes. In defining her theories of Information Poverty, Life in the Round, and Normative Behavior, Chatman introduced a number of important concepts to the discussion around information poverty and access, including social normssmall worlds, and defensive information behaviors. While Chatman's work began to describe the form and implications of power and social influence for information seeking and access, it was limited by many of the same commitments to colorblindness and the assumption of neutrality as other contemporaneous works of the time. Often sidestepping examination of race, sexuality, and gender identity, it more commonly cited other factors, such as stigma, income, and specific social norms and values as contributing to information access and poverty. This perspective made sense in light of the epistemic LIS culture that emphasized colorblindness and individuality and demonstrated a tenuous relationship with race, or "demographic" categories and concerns.

Continued theoretical development in critical race, gender, and disability studies have contributed to a recent resurgence in theory and research related to structures of marginalization in librarianship, information science, computing, and technology. We believe that it is time for collective re-examination and continued development of Chatman's theories, and that this new work should wrestle openly with issues related to identity, marginalization, and access.
 
We invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic perspectives to contribute to this special issue of JCLIS. This issue will explore the question, "How do identity and social structures (such as power, privilege, and policy) combine to enact systems of information access and marginalization?" The issue will be a combination of empirical research, theoretical development, commentaries, and case studies. It will include a combination of qualitative and quantitative works, and will engage critical race, gender, and disability theory in its consideration of the topic.
Possible questions and topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • What is the legacy of Chatman's work today?
  • How can critical theory (e.g. critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, critical disability studies) and concepts inform further understanding of mechanisms of information marginalization?
  • How is Chatman's work used (or not used) in research and education?
  • What contemporaneous theory/research would have been strong additions to her work, had she been willing and able to focus on race and/or other facets of marginalized identities?
  • How does Chatman's work inform (or not inform) LIS practice?
  • How does Chatman's work inform (or not inform) organizational practice?
  • What is the potential for the future of development of Chatman's theoretical work?
  • How has Chatman's work influenced other disciplines? How can it be connected to similar to concepts in other disciplines.
  • How might the cultural norms of LIS during the time Chatman was writing (1990-early 2000s) have influenced the development of Chatman's theories, and the field's understanding of social issues related to information?
  • How might publication norms have limited (or supported) a robust and inclusive understanding of identity, marginalization, power, and information?

If interested in contributing to this themed issue, please submit an abstract (150-250 words) to the guest editors listed below by January 6, 2019.

Deadline for Manuscript Submission: June 30, 2019

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)

Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).

CONTACTS
Please direct questions and abstract submissions to the guest editors for the issue:

 

THE JOURNAL OF CRITICAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
The mission of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is to serve as a peer-reviewed platform for critical discourse in and around library and information studies from across the disciplines. This includes but is not limited to research on the political economy of information, information institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums, reflections on professional contexts and practices, questioning current paradigms and academic trends, questioning the terms of information science, exploring methodological issues in the context of the field, and otherwise enriching and broadening the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse critical and trans-disciplinary perspectives. Recognizing library and information studies as a diverse, cross-disciplinary field reflective of the scholarly community's diverse range of interests, theories, and methods, JCLIS aims to showcase innovative research that queries and critiques current paradigms in theory and practice through perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences.

Each issue is themed around a particular topic or set of topics and features a guest editor (or guest editors) who will work with the managing editor to shape the issue's theme and develop an associated call for papers. Issue editors will assist in the shepherding of manuscripts through the review and preparation processes, are encouraged to widely solicit potential contributions, and work with authors in scoping their respective works appropriately.

JCLIS is open access in publication, politics, and philosophy. In a world where paywalls are the norm for access to scholarly research, the Journal recognizes that removal of barriers to accessing information is key to the production and sharing of knowledge. Authors retain copyright of manuscripts published in JCLIS, generally with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. If an article is republished after initial publication in JCLIS, the republished article should indicate that it was first published by JCLIS.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUCTORS
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to the material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.

CITATION STYLE
JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Authors interested in contributing to this special issue should send an abstract (150-250 words) to the Guest Editors for the issue by January 6, 2019. Completed manuscripts should be submitted for review through JCLIS' online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by June 30, 2019. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

  • Final abstracts accompanying the submission (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
  • The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

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Call for Papers: Investigación Bibliotecológica

Vol. 32, Núm. 76 (julio/septiembre. 2018)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/iibi.24488321xe.2018.76

Investigación Bibliotecológica is a Mexican scholarly journal in the area of library and information science, whose frequency is quarterly, published by the Institute for Library Research and Information of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. It contains scientific articles.

The journal accepts unpublished research articles peer-reviewed through a double blind process. Currently, Investigación Bibliotecológica has three sections: editorial, articles and reviews. Please visit our publication norms or guideline for manuscript submission for scholarly papers and reviews.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems

2018 International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems (CTEMS)

KLS Gogte Institute of Technology 

Conference Date: December 21-23 2018
Submission Deadline: October 20 2018 

Submission Link: http://itekcmsonline.com/ctems/index.php/ctems/ctems/login

Selected, accepted and extended papers will be published in the UGC approved International Journal of Advances in Arts, Sciences and Engineering (IJOOASE)

All accepted and presented papers will be submitted to the IEEE for possible publication in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

If you like to join the TPC or propose a special session or symposiums please write to: secretariat@ctems-conference.org 

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new volume, Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination, edited by Julia Skinner and Melissa Gross and published by Libraries Unlimited.

We are seeking proposals from professionals across the field of librarianship, broadly defined. This includes professional librarians as well as graduate students, faculty, and paraprofessionals. 

We are particularly interested in chapters that consider the intersection of theory and praxis, and which offer actionable advice to improve programs and services. 
While case studies of individual programs will be considered, these should be contextualized within the larger discourse of the field (e.g. what gaps in service was this filling? How is this instance different from other offerings at other institutions? How does it relate to the literature, and how does sharing this case move the literature beyond where it is now?) 

In all cases, our role as providers of information and resources, and creators of valuable programming is emphasized: We do not seek to situate library professionals in other professional contexts (such as counseling) that require duties they may not be qualified to perform. Subjects to cover include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting students attending school after a period of incarceration
  • Providing information services to sexual assault and abuse survivors
  • Providing information services to survivors of domestic violence
  • Information work with immigrants and refugees
  • Information services for students with mental illness
  • Information assistance for non-English speakers
  • Working with students attending school while facing financial difficulties and/or homelessness
  • Addressing the information needs of dual-enrolled high school students
  • Serving international students in the academic library
  • Serving older adult students in the academic library
  • Offering meaningful library services to queer and trans* communities
  • Working with patrons facing racial discrimination
  • Stigma and the differently abled community on campus
  • The importance of visibility and representation for underserved and marginalized communities in library programming, staffing, and collections
  • Cultural competency: Information services for multicultural students
  • Neurodiversity: Serving students on the spectrum
  • Assisting patrons with HIV/AIDS and other stigmatizing illnesses
  • When religious identification is a concern for students seeking information
  • Critical illness
  • First generation college students
  • Serving student veterans


To submit a proposal:
Chapter proposals of roughly 250-500 words are due by January 15, 2019 and should address the chapter's approach and structure, and how the chapter expands upon existing literature. Please also include a brief bio for each author.

Send completed proposals to JuliaCSkinner@gmail.com and mgross@fsu.edu 

Authors will be notified of editor decisions by March 1st, 2019, and chapters will be due to the editors on November 1st, 2019. 

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Call for Program Proposals: ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019

The 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA)--ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!--will take place July 29 - August 3 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.

The 2019 Program Committee seeks session proposals that address how the archives, records, and information management community is working across, between, and through boundaries to navigate archives and the ever-evolving societies in which we live and engage. Through this call for proposals and the sessions that it generates, we hope to create a transformative joint conference!

Read the full Call here.

Submission Form Now Available.

Proposals are due by November 16, 2018.

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Book Series

The ALISE Book Series editors welcome proposals from the international LIS community. The book series is published by Rowman & Littlefield and addresses issues critical to Library and Information Science education and research through the publication of epistemologically grounded scholarly texts which are inclusive of regional and national contexts around the world.  

Series Editors

 

Call for Proposals

Before submitting your proposal for the series, please review the guidelines.

 

Proposals relating to education and/or research in the following broad areas, inter alia, are welcome:

  • Education of library and information professionals
  • Socio-cultural or international perspectives in library and information services
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Cultural heritage preservation and promotion
  • Data and knowledge management
  • Data science
  • Human-computer interaction and design
  • Information organization and retrieval
  • Information services and practices
  • Scholarly communication in the digital era  

 

Please contact the editors if you have any questions about the series. 

 

About ALISE

The Association for Library and Information Science Education is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff, and students in Library and Information Science and allied disciplines. It promotes innovation and excellence internationally through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and dissemination of scholarship.

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iConference 2019

Oct. 1, 2018 marks our second and final iConference 2019 deadline. This is the due date for all tracks listed below. 

Blue Sky Papers https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CB 
Ideas and visions stimulating new directions for iSchool research. 

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3m 
Interactive sessions, installations and more. 

iSchool Partnerships and Practices https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-2rL 
Showcases effective school programs and industry collaborations. 

Undergraduate Symposium https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CQ 
New pre-conference event specially created for undergraduates. 

iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3z 
Recognizes the year's most outstanding dissertation. 

Submissions are made on our secure submissions site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2019/ 

Decisions will be announced and registration will open in mid-November. With the exception of a few specialty tracks, submissions and proposals are welcome from all information scholars and practitioners regardless of affiliation. 

iConference 2019 takes place March 31-April 3 in Washington DC. The 2019 theme is "include | inform |inspire." iConference 2019 is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit the conference website for more: https://ischools.org/the-iconference/ 

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Call for Chapters: Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries



Book Publisher: McFarland 



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



Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian. 



One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) 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 specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, 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. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.



No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); 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 or brief outline of the main talking points by October 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

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Call for Papers: IJIDI - Engaging Disability

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)-Special Issue

"Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion"

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) invites submissions for a special issue focused on social scientific perspectives on information and disability inclusion and empowerment. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research; this may be empirical, theory-based, methodological, and/or practical in nature, and we encourage international perspectives and collaborations. We will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports.

Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section are due by 31 October 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance in mid-November, and final papers will be due by 1 March 2019.

We seek submissions from different disciplines and perspectives for this special issue of IJIDI. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers who focus specifically on Engaging Disability. Topics and themes related to disability and information access may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural barriers and supports related to disability, information access, and inclusion
  • Analysis of international information policy considerations of disability
  • Hidden/invisible/latent disability
  • Engaging and including disability in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations
  • Disability and employment in LIS
  • Disability and higher education in LIS
  • Faculty and librarians with disabilities: Is technology inclusive or exclusive?
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Children and youth with disabilities in the context of information concepts
  • Intersectionality and disability: Exploring multiple identities
  • The disability culture: Information and technology issues

Kim M. Thompson of the University of South Carolina will be guest editor for this issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2019. Please contact KimThompson@sc.edu should you have any questions about this call. IJIDI Author Guidelines are available at: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Schedule: Call for Papers: October 2018
Extended Abstracts due: 31 October 2018 (with notification of acceptance by mid-November 2018)
Accepted Papers due: 1 March 2019
Peer Review: March 2019
Revised Papers due: 1 July 2019
Publication: October 2019 (issue 4)

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Call for Proposals: NERCOMP 2019 Annual Conference

Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century

As libraries seek to redefine themselves in the 21st century, branching out into content creation, makerspace management, and new partnerships around teaching, learning, and scholarship, the opportunities--and questions--for how libraries will lead in the information age can seem overwhelming. What collaborative partnerships, decisions, and technologies should librarians take advantage of in scholarship and research? What strategic innovations can libraries share to help establish a new model of relevancy in colleges and universities? And given the continual pressure to justify budget requests and resource allocations, how can we define and establish new organizational structures and services? This track encourages the sharing of provocative ideas, ongoing projects and plans, and early-stage successes that can help our community begin to answer these provocative questions.

Examples include:

  • Reconceiving library spaces and services: new purposes, new partners
  • Emerging workflows and best practices in digitization and digital preservation
  • Issues surrounding 21st-century scholarly communication: copyright, open access
  • Supporting faculty in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and research
  • Assessment in the library: demonstrating the library's contributions
  • Innovations in delivery of content: e-books, ILL, patron-initiated purchasing
  • Instruction and outreach: in information literacy programming and engagement
  • Getting to know our users: ethnographic research, usability studies
  • When cultures collide: changing perceptions of libraries' roles and missions
  • Integrating discovery tools and library management systems
  • Lessons learned working with archives, repositories, and publishing platforms
  • Campus and community outreach and partnerships

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 8.

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Call for Articles: Digital Library Perspectives

Open Education Resources (OERs) are growing both in the number available and in their application for different educational contexts. While OER research is quite active, there remain important opportunities for research to extend beyond its current focus to also examine information-centric problems. For example, the majority of research on OERs focuses on either educational impact or cost savings for students or schools. Often missing in OER research is the examination of how users (e.g., instructors, teachers, students) find, access, assess, and revise the many number of OER resources already available. OER research allows for new and original information-centric findings, which would be expected to receive attention from scholars and practice-oriented researchers throughout library and information science and different education areas. Because OERs are both content and online tools developed for applied purposes and tasks, a range of information-centric topics such as information evaluation, design, information interaction, information seeking, and information retrieval would be relevant to the special issue.

We invite authors to submit their research on Open Education Resources with information centered themes such as (but not limited to):

  • information seeking
  • information retrieval
  • information search
  • information design
  • information interaction
  • information practices
  • information ethics
  • information assessment and evaluation


The special issue will bridge education research with information science research. A natural link exists between these bodies of research, including a special connection between information science and the learning sciences, a relatively new education research field that combines scientific research with design to both study and create learning opportunities. Consequently, articles may also be able to demonstrate opportunities for interdisciplinary research centered around the topic of OERs.

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. 
See: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=dlp

Important Dates:
Initial submissions due date:  December 1st, 2018 
Preliminary Feedback notification:  January 15th, 2019 
Revised submissions due:  March 1st, 2019 
Peer review / editorial decisions due:  April 15th, 2019 
Final submissions due:  June 1st, 2019 
Expected publication: Summer 2019

Questions can be directed to Dan Albertson at dalbert@buffalo.edu 

Information on Digital Library Perspectives can be found at: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=dlp 

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Call for Proposals: SLA 2019

You can now submit a proposal for the SLA 2019 Annual Conference. SLA is seeking innovative, hard-hitting conference sessions designed to educate and inspire librarians and information professionals. The SLA 2019 Annual Conference Advisory Council (ACAC) invites both SLA units and individuals to submit proposals for education sessions and continuing education classes to be considered for the 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, June 14 - 18.

(In addition to education, unit special events such as receptions and offsite tours, as well as board and business meetings must also be submitted using this process.)

To submit your proposal, create an account at sla-events.fluidreview.com/. Guidelines and reference documents are available on the home page to assist you with the submission process. 

When submitting a proposal, please keep the following in mind:

  • Education sessions should relate to the SLA Competencies.
  • Indicate the level of your session: fundamentalintermediate, or master class (advanced).
  • Pick an appropriate desired session length: 20-minute (Quick Take), 60-minute, 75-minute, or 90-minute education session, or a continuing education class.
  • Consider past conference sessions you've attended that have been especially helpful, thought-provoking, engaging, and/or memorable to you. What set them apart from the rest?

Make sure your proposal does justice to your great idea. View this recent informational webinar, which outlines the elements of a strong conference proposal.

Deadline to submit your proposal? Submissions will be accepted through the submission portal until October 15, 2018.

Questions about the submission process? Consult these instructions (prepared for SLA 2018, but still current) and guidelines.

Additional questions? E-mail learning@sla.org.

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Call for Participation: CHIIR Doctoral Consortium

PhD students working in the area of human computer interaction (HCI, information seeking behaviour (IB) and information retrieval (IR) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 10 March, 2019, in conjunction with the 4th ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2019) in Glasgow, UK (http://sigir.org/chiir2019/index.html).

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide valuable feedback to  students' on research methods and plans
  • To provide helpful guidance on students' research directions and topics
  • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers in the areas of human computer interaction, information seeking behaviour and information retrieval.

PhD students of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the CHIIR community. Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.

SUBMISSION

PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit a 4-page paper (maximum) describing their thesis work and, in particular, provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in HCI, IB and IR

The submitted paper should be discussed with students' respective PhD supervisors before submission. It should adhere to the submission guidelines for the CHIIR conference, available: http://sigir.org/chiir2019/submissions.html

REVIEW PROCESS

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium jury (see below). The review of the reported research in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the CHIIR related research, and whether the work is at a stage where the student can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

NOTIFICATION

Authors will be notified of the result of their submission by 30 November 2018. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster.

Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honour. In turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants.

Accepted DC student participants will be encouraged to apply for ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grants to assist with their travel to CHIIR 2019. 

More information about the travel awards is available: http://sigir.org/general-information/travel-grants/

KEY DATES

  • DC paper submission: 21 October, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: TBD
  • Consortium: 10 March, 2019

 

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Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum

 Bridging the Spectrum:

The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice 

Time: Friday, February 8, 2019.  9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Place: Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Library and Information community is invited to participate in the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, to be held at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, February 8, 2019. The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services.

 

Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services settings. The Symposium encompasses many aspects of the work of information professionals and diverse viewpoints on issues important to society and the information professions. The goal of the Symposium is to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

 

J. Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress, will be the keynote speaker of the Symposium. In addition to presentations, we will have a poster competition and provide an award for the best poster. More information about the 2019 Symposium is available at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/2019/index.html     

 

 

Proposal Submission

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is September 18, 2018.   

 

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Information services in the "fake news" era
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, blockchain, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of digital and digitized resources
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Marketing and advocacy for library and information services (social media, community engagement, etc.)
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

 

Presentation Formats

Proposed contributions may take the form of one of these formats:

  • Briefing: A presentation on an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. Each briefing may take 15-20 minutes. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions. 
  • Panel: A panel of speakers discussing a theme or a topic, typically one hour in length.  
  • Poster: A poster presentation on a practice, project, research activity or work in progress. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a "lightning round" of poster descriptions. A best poster award will be presented at the Symposium.

 

 

Important Dates

  • Proposals Due: September 18, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 5, 2018
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2018
  • Symposium: February 8, 2019

 

 

To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php

 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

 

Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

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Call for Papers: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Digital Humanities

CFP Libraries, Archives, Museums and Digital Humanities
Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2018
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Contact email: stauffer@lsu.edu

LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org 

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018 

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted beginning August 15 for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation's largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and cultural heritage settings of all types. We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

Some suggested topics include:

  • Histories and profiles of popular culture resources and collections in cultural heritage institutions; a chance to show off what you've got to scholars who might want to use it
  • Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources
  • Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs
  • Special exhibits of popular culture resources, outreach programs, etc. of cultural heritage institutions
  • Collection and organization of popular culture resources; marketing and ethical issues
  • Web 2.0, gaming, semantic web, etc. and their impact on libraries, archives, museums, and digital humanities collections
  • The role of public libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in economic hard times and natural disasters
  • Oral history projects
  • Digital humanities and other digital/data-based projects on popular culture, the Southwest, and other relevant subjects, both those based in cultural heritage institutions and those in academia or other organizations.


All proposals must be submitted through the conference's database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019. 

For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

In addition, please check out the organization's peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the LAMS & DIGITAL HUMANITIES area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne Stauffer stauffer@lsu.edu.

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Call for Papers: School Libraries Worldwide Volume 25, Number 1

School Libraries Worldwide Volume 25, Number 1 (January 2019)

CALL FOR PAPERS
School Libraries Worldwide welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. We are especially interested in research that documents school librarianship in a wide range of cultures, geographic locations, and/or diversities.

For the January 2019 issue, School Libraries Worldwide's editors are especially interested in empirical research that pertain to college and/or career readiness. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • School librarians' role in college readiness;
  • School librarians' role in career readiness;
  • School library support for career and technical education (also known as vocational education and training [VET] or training and further education [TAFE];
  • School librarians' cooperation with post-secondary librarians;
  • Community and employer participation in school library programming; and
  • School librarians' role in career guidance and preparation.


SLW also considers high quality empirical research papers unrelated to the theme.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 31, 2018.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis (mmardis@fsu.edu) and Nancy Everhart (everhart@fsu.edu).

Submission guidelines are available online at:
http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/contributors.html

Note that all submissions must take place through the online submission system at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. Peer reviewed and refereed, it is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through many leading periodical databases. Selected public access articles are available at http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/public.html

School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:
Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Information
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

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Oxford Education Research Symposia

Oxford Education Research Symposia - December 2018 at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK

We are pleased to invite you to the December 2018 Oxford Education Research Symposia at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK Oxford.

On 3 and 4 December we will focus on the topics of finance, law, and economics of education and on 5, 6 & 7 December we will focus on a broad agenda of education topics.
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. The breadth of the sessions covers early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education.
 
Abstract submission - 10 November
Early registration - 1 October
Regular registration - 12 November
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:
  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten minute question session.
  • Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See our websites for additional lodging and travel information.
  • Please direct inquiries to conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.comor conference@journalofeducationfinance.com

We hope to see you in Oxford!

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Call for Papers: Libri

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. 

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies. 

Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome. 

 

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

  

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.  

 

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri.

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Call for Posters: AIEF

The 63rd Annual ARMA Conference & Expo will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from October 22-24, 2018. The conference promises to deliver many opportunities to network and catch up on the latest issues affecting ARMA members.

The AIEF is sponsoring a poster session at the conference to showcase individual or institutional research management or administrative best practices, highlight new developments, or display your research in the sector and share with the wider information management community.

Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway that pertains to information management. Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous year.

Region or Chapter posters may describe region or chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the information management profession. A single representative should coordinate the submission of each Region or Chapter proposal.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

To submit a poster proposal, provide a 200-300 word essay that includes the following information:

  • Title of the poster;
  • Summary of the content;
  • A description of its contributions to the information management profession.
  • All submitted materials must be in PDF format and written in English.

Submission Deadline: Email your proposal to coordinator@armaedfoundation.org by September 21, 2018. Proposals received after this date will not be considered.

  • Applicants will be informed of the AIEF's final decision no later than October 1, 2018.
  • Poster specifications will be sent to presenters selected for the ARMA Conference poster session.
  • Poster presenters are responsible for their cost of travel, accommodations, and meals.  They are also responsible for printing the posters and mounting them for display at the ARMA Conference.
  • Presenters are expected to facilitate/staff their poster at a designated time during the conference.

Poster dimensions: 32 inches by 40 inches (may read vertically or horizontally).

Compensation: Selected presenters will be compensated in the amount of $500.00

For Questions: Please contact the AIEF at coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

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Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum Symposium

Bridging the Spectrum:

The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

 

Time: Friday, February 8, 2019.  9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Place: Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Library and Information community is invited to participate in the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, to be held at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, February 8, 2019. The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services.

Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services settings. The Symposium encompasses many aspects of the work of information professionals and diverse viewpoints on issues important to society and the information professions. The goal of the Symposium is to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

 

J. Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress, will be the keynote speaker of the Symposium. In addition to presentations, we will have a poster competition and provide an award for the best poster. More information about the 2019 Symposium is available at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2019/

 

Proposal Submission

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is September 18, 2018.   

 

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Information services in the "fake news" era
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, blockchain, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of digital and digitized resources
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Marketing and advocacy for library and information services (social media, community engagement, etc.)
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

 

Presentation Formats

Proposed contributions may take the form of one of these formats: 

  • Briefing: A presentation on an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. Each briefing may take 15-20 minutes. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions.
  • Panel: A panel of speakers discussing a theme or a topic, typically one hour in length. 
  • Poster: A poster presentation on a practice, project, research activity or work in progress. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a "lightning round" of poster descriptions. A best poster award will be presented at the Symposium.

 

 

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submissions Open: July 18, 2018
  • Proposals Due: September 18, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 5, 2018
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2018
  • Symposium: February 8, 2019

 

 

To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php  

 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

 

Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

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