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Call for Proposals: ALISE Book Series

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Book Series Editors, Jaya Raju and Dietmar Wolfram, are accepting proposals for the ALISE Book Series, published by Rowman & Littlefield. The series 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.

 

Forthcoming titles include:

E. J. Josey: Transformational Leader of the Modern Library Profession by Renate Chancellor

The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation edited by Heidi Julien, Melissa Gross and Don Latham

 

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

 

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

Please contact the series editors if you have any questions or would like additional information.

  • Jaya Raju, University of Cape Town (jaya.raju@uct.ac.za)

  • Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (dwolfram@uwm.edu)


 

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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Call for Submissions: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2020

LIDA 2020 Theme: Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics

 

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19-22 May 2020

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (https://www.iuc.hr/)

Web site: http://lida.ffos.hr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lida2020/ 

Twitter: @LIDADubrovnik20

Email: lida@unizd.hr

 

About Conference

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable environs. This year's theme is " Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics". We welcome papers that address critical and theoretical examination of the theme; present current research and evidence, as well as examination of best practices from the field, and practitioner perspectives and applications.

The year 2020 celebrates the 20th year of LIDA and the return of LIDA to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Invited Speakers

Milijana Micunovic, University of Osijek, Croatia

Annemaree Lloyd, University College, London, UK

 

Contributions

Papers, panels, workshops and posters (types described below) are invited covering the following, and related, topics with regard to Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Information Institutions.  Submissions are invited that address the overarching topics:

  • 2020 vision for libraries in the digital age:  What is the identity and role of libraries in the digital age?
  • Factors shaping and transforming identity in the digital age
  • Understanding people's information needs, seeking and use in the context of digital environments and digital services
  • Identity, culture, and communication in digital environments
  • Identity, community, and belonging - the role of libraries
  • Identity, agency and activism, social justice and social inclusion
  • Identity, difference and diversity:  system and service design
  • Digital inclusion and access
  • Digital policies, politics and power
  • Intellectual freedom and censorship
  • Ethics
  • Digital environments and the construction and control of identity
  • How are identities controlled by the digital environment?
  • LIS profession
  • Education and training, reference
  • Changes and innovation in services, resources and systems
  • Digital wellbeing and digital safety
  • Protection of digital lives:  topics around privacy, digital issues such as cyberbullying, digital harassment, phishing, identity theft and role of libraries
  • Heritage, digitization and preservation of resources of and for diverse groups
  • Investigating digital networks and network analysis
  • Subcultures and marginalized identities
  • Innovative approaches to methods, measurement and evaluation: social network analysis, interpretivist methods, altmetrics, data analytics, and visualizations
  • Scholarly identity, academic social media sites, roles for libraries
  • Thinking ahead out-of-the box:  promises and pitfalls of libraries and identity 

 

Types of Contributions Invited

Papers: Up to 20 minute presentations on scholarly research, practical advances, best practices, and educational projects. Both completed research and early work/preliminary results are invited. Submit 1,500 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Panels: Up to 90 minute sessions that will be interactive and offer different perspectives and approaches to a specific topic.  Authors must propose the format and invite up to five panelists (including the moderator). Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Workshops: Up to 90 minute sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature, and are intended to foster interactive discussions for attendees who share common interest. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Posters: Short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special Minute Madness session. Awards will be given for Best Poster. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

PhD Forum: Short presentations by doctoral students, particularly as related to their dissertation. The PhD Forum provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty in relatively informal setting and to receive feedback on their dissertation by a panel of international educators. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Student Showcase: Short presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, related to their academic research, practical projects, etc. The showcase will provide students with opportunity to get feedback on their work in informal setting and advice on how to develop their work further and get published. LIDA 2020 Outstanding Student Award will be given for best presentations in this section. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019.

Important: All proposals will be refereed in a double-blind process and MUST follow formal LIDA guidelines available at LIDA 2020 website (http://lida.ffos.hr/submissions). Proposals will not go forward for review if templates are not used. The conference language is English and all work should be in English, original and not previously presented or published.

Submission of proposals/extended abstracts should be made using the EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lida2020)

Authors can choose to participate in the conference only with the presentation OR both to present their work and submit a full-text manuscript. In both cases, at least one author must be registered and present at the conference.

 

Publication of Conference Papers

All authors are invited to submit a full-text manuscript of their paper presented at the LIDA conference to be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Education for Information (https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/). Education for Information (EFI) welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to the information and communication discipline and is indexed in Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EBSCO, ERIC, Scopus, Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index etc. EFI publishes full-length articles (5000-8000 words of text excluding the references) and short articles (1000-1500 words of text excluding references), and LIDA authors are invited to submit papers in any of these two categories. Submission guidelines for EFI are available here:

http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/?tab=submission-of-manuscripts.

Important: Authors should indicate in their cover letter that their manuscript is a full-text paper of their presentation given at LIDA 2020. Submissions will be subject to a double blind review process and should be submitted via the journal's online system at https://mstracker.com/submit_0.php.

Further queries regarding publication of LIDA 2020 papers in Education for Information can be addressed to Fidelia Ibekwe, EFI editor-in-chief, (fidelia.ibekwe-sanjuan{at}univ-amu.fr) and to Marie Radford (mradford{at}comminfo.rutgers.edu).

 

Deadlines

Submission of proposals to LIDA 2020 (extended abstracts): November 1st, 2019.

Submission of full-text manuscripts for consideration for publication in Education for Information (EFI): 30 June 2020 (OPTIONAL)

Notification of acceptance of full-text manuscripts for publication in EFI: 1 October 2020

Submission of final versions of full-text manuscripts for EFI: 30 October 2020

Publication of peer reviewed conference papers in EFI: Dec 2020

 

Invitation to Institutions/Sponsors

Libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, publishers, and service providers are invited to consider participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities, as related to the two themes. Sponsorship of an event is also invited. Institutions can benefit as well: we will provide course materials to participants so that they can communicate and transfer topics of interest to their institution.

 

Venue

Dubrovnik, Croatia is recognized as one of the World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO. It is a walled city, preserved as it existed in medieval times. A beautiful natural location on the Adriatic Sea, a lavish architecture of squares, palaces, and churches, small, intriguing hill-hugging streets, pedestrian-only traffic within the walls, outings to the enchanting near-by islands - all these and more combine to make Dubrovnik one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The city of Dubrovnik is also often referred to as "the Pearl of the Adriatic". Lately it's become even more popular around the world as a filming location for several famous series and movies: Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and The Borgias.

 

Conference Directors

Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers Univ., USA

Ross J. Todd, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers Univ., USA

Sanjica Faletar Tanacković, Ph.D., Dept. of Information Sciences, Univ. of Osijek, Croatia

Drahomira Cupar, Ph.D., Department of Information Science, Univ. of Zadar, Croatia

 

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Call for Proposals: IJIDI Special Issue

A Special Issue of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) 

ON DIVERSITY, RECORDKEEPING AND ARCHIVY

 

We have grown so accustomed to using the word diversity as a value reflecting a spectrum of cultures and abilities that we often fail to see what Tania Canas has so candidly pointed out - "diversity is a white word." Rather than dismantle frameworks that produce and reinforce inequalities, she argues, the sector has taken up diversity as an aesthetic that includes only conditional, predefined and palatable visibilities. Canas' work aligns with Roderick A. Ferguson's claim that diversity is a tool of neoliberal institutions, which employ a rhetoric of Diversity and Inclusion as a strategy for managing disruptions to capitalism brought about by minority differences. In other words, institutional programs of diversity are more likely means of control than radical interventions into systems of power. What does this mean for archivy? As the Western archives and recordkeeping discipline experiences its own moment of selfreflection, how can archives avoid the kind of superficial diversity Canas decries? How can archives achieve the kind of fundamental change needed to address biases and inequalities baked into traditional methods and practices? What tactics and strategies might archivy use to organize the profession into one that is as reflexive, welcoming, and desirable spaces for those who are presently absent. 

 

For this special issue, we invite archivists, recordkeepers, knowledge keepers, critical theorists, educators, scholars, students, and creative individuals to consider how the archives and recordkeeping discipline has or has not taken up diversity in the broadest of meanings. We invite work that offers critical reflections on diversity in the archives and recordkeeping profession. We are interested in work that suggests critical interventions into archival systems that produce and reinforce inequalities. We seek contributions that offer alternative ways of understanding archives and recordkeeping in and outside of the profession or describe diverse archival practices that challenge entrenched ideas about what archives do and for whom they perform. We are particularly interested in hearing perspectives on archives and diversity from Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), disabled, and LGBTQ2+ people. Non-Western perspectives are also welcome and encouraged.

 

We welcome a broad spectrum of submissions that touch on the following themes: 

 

Do we agree that archivy has a diversity problem? If so, what does this mean? Whose problem is this and why? 

 

Is "archives" a white word? How does archivy uphold white supremacy? What strategies can archivists and recordkeepers employ to challenge white supremacy in the profession and in archival systems? 

 

How have archives and recordkeeping associations grappled with homogeneity and/or issues of diversity and inclusion? Are these programs successful? Where have they stumbled? Who has benefitted and who has not? (i.e., the SAA Mosaic Program, ICA's FIDA program, the AERI Emerging Archival Scholar program, #ARAGlasgowManifesto, #thatdarnarticle, #thatdarnlist) 

 

What is archives outside of archivy? Who are archivists outside of the archival profession? Who engages in memory work outside of the archival system and why? Can individuals be archives? Can archives exist without people? Can archives exist without records? 

 

How have critical archival theory, continuum thinking, and community archival theory challenged archivy? In what ways have these approaches contributed to new understandings of archives and recordkeeping? What tactics and strategies do they suggest for confronting structural inequalities and engaging change? 

 

How have community/public perceptions of the archives and the collections they hold contributed to new understandings of archives and recordkeeping? What tactics and strategies have communities used to confront real and perceived biases in archivy and the records it deems worthy of archival preservation. 

 

What are the urgent demands for archives with regard to diversity? How can these demands be recognized and acted upon? Are these demands culturally specific (e.g., Western) or are they universal (e.g., global)? Who contributes the labour to meeting these demands? What is imagined future of archivy? What are the strategies and tactics we can use to move archivy toward this future state?

 

We invite proposals for the Articles section, as well as shorter submissions for the Special sections; the latter may include opinion/viewpoint pieces, interviews, work in progress, reports from the field, doctoral projects, and theory-to-practice essays. We are also interested in creative non-fiction, photographic essays, and poetry. 

 

This issue will be guest edited by:

Rebecka Sheffield, Senior Policy Advisory, Archives of Ontario, Toronto CANADA (rebecka@archivalobjects.com) 

 

Janet Ceja, Assistant Professor, Simmons University, Boston, USA (janet.ceja@simmons.edu) 

 

Stanley Griffin, Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, JAMAICA (stanley.griffin@uwimona.edu.jm)

 

Submission Process - Important Dates

Jan 1, 2020: Expressions of interest (Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers, and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section). Please email your submissions to: rebecka@archivalobjects.com  

Jan 30, 2020: Notification of acceptance 

May 1, 2020: Full papers due 

October 2020: Special issue published

 

Author Guidelines and Peer Review Process

Please consult IJIDI Author Guidelines and IJIDI Peer Review Process at: https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/about/submissions#authorGuidelines 

 

Any questions related to this issue should be addressed to rebecka@archivalobjects.com

 

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Call for Applications: ACRL/NY 2019 Symposium Scholarships for Students & Librarians

Outside the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library

In what ways can libraries redefine instruction, services, and collection development in a manner that is thought-provoking, ethical, and innovative? This ongoing shift calls for change agents to curate, acquire, and build upon competencies, while establishing fresh and transparent benchmarks.

 

Produced annually by the Greater New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, this year's event will take place on Friday, December 6th at Baruch College's Vertical Campus in Manhattan.

If you are interested, please note that ACRL/NY offers three scholarship programs. Awardees receive a waiver of registration fees. Breakfast and lunch are included. Please note that scholarship recipients will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. 

 

Student Scholarship - For students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in library/information science who are considering a career in academic librarianship (3 awardees). TO APPLY: fill out this student scholarship form

 

Early Career Librarian Scholarship - For an academic librarian who has been practicing less than 5 years following receipt of a Master's degree in library/information science (1 awardee). TO APPLY: fill out this early career librarian scholarship form

 

The Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit Scholarship - For an academic librarian who has been in practice at least 5 years following receipt of a Master's degree in library/information science (1 awardee). To Apply: fill out this Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit scholarship form

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Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full-day symposium and produce a short article on their impressions of the day for the ACRL/NY blog (guidelines to be provided).

Application submission deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019

Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before: Friday, November 1, 2019.

For further information about the symposium, go to: https://acrlny2019symposium.wordpress.com/

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Call for Papers: 16th International ISKO Conference (ISKO 2020): Knowledge Organization at the Interface

The conference will take place at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, under the theme Knowledge organization at the interface.

 

The conference explores the connected themes of knowledge organization systems and their role in knowledge organization, knowledge sharing, and information searching. The conference will consider practical solutions as well as the theory behind the design, development and implementation of knowledge organizing systems, ranging from controlled vocabularies, classification systems, metadata schemas through to ontologies and taxonomies.

 

Topics include:

  • Knowledge organization across domains, media and technologies

  • Knowledge organization as understanding and communication

  • Knowledge organization as a driver for development and change

 

We welcome proposals for full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussions, and workshops. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

More information at isko.aau.dk

We look forward to welcoming the KO community to Aalborg, Denmark.

 

Marianne Lykke (chair)

Tanja Svarre (Co-chair)

Mette Skov (Co-chair)

 

Key Dates

Deadline for submission of abstract for first review: October 15th, 2019

Notification for acceptance of abstracts for further development: October 25th, 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers, short papers or poster for final review: February 1st, 2020

Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: March 6th, 2020

 

Deadline for submission of round table discussions and workshop proposal: February 1st, 2020

Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposal: March 6th, 2020

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Call for Speakers and Panelists: Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference

The Digital Commonwealth's 14th Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday April 7th, 2020 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Digital Commonwealth's Conference Committee invites interested speakers to submit abstracts of 1 page or less in length for presentations centered around the theme: Contextual Conversations: Representation and Digital Practice.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Contextualizing collections concerning underrepresented communities
  • Collaboration with underrepresented communities
  • Developing inclusive discovery tools
  • Issues and opportunities in the role of interpretation
  • Curation of digital collections.

 

Sessions will be 1 hour in length and may be individual presentations, a proposal to serve on a panel, or 2-3 speakers may submit a joint proposal for a panel or moderated discussion.

 

Speakers who can conduct a demonstration or have an exhibit associated with their work are strongly encouraged to submit. Demonstration/exhibit space will be provided at no charge. A short description of proposed demonstration/exhibit material must be included in the abstract.

 

Abstracts should be submitted by email no later than Tuesday October 1, 2019 to digitalcommonwealth@gmail.com. Please email any questions to the same address.

 

About Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has nearly 200 member institutions from across the state.

 

Digital Commonwealth's mission is to provide access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public. Digital Commonwealth provides a single point of online access to digital assets hosted by Massachusetts cultural institutions. It also serves as a repository for hosting an institution's content. Free digitization services are provided by the Boston Public Library as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Our member institutions include libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, research institutions, and other organizational repositories of our cultural heritage.  

 

Massachusetts Collections Online: digitalcommonwealth.org

Membership and Programming: digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org

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Call for Nominations: Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks nominations for the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2019.

 

Given annually, the award acknowledges individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas. Granted to those who have resisted censorship or efforts to abridge the freedom of individuals to read or view materials of their choice, the award may be in recognition of a particular action or a long-term interest in and dedication to the cause of intellectual freedom.

 

The Downs Award was established in 1969 by the iSchool's faculty to honor Dean Emeritus Robert B. Downs, a champion of intellectual freedom, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary as director of the School.

 

Previous winners have included the Iowa Library Association (2018) for taking a leadership role in several highly visible challenges to intellectual freedom; The Kansas City Public Library (2017) for its defense of library patron's First Amendment rights; Wendy Campbell (2016) for her work in increasing cultural awareness in her community; HP Kids Read (2015) for its work in support of freedom to read at the Highland Park (TX) High School; the staff and board of trustees of the Orland Park (IL) Public Library (2014) for the defense of their policy to not filter adult Internet access in the library; and DaNae Leu (2013) for her efforts to keep a controversial picture book on the shelves of her elementary school library.

 

Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO Publishing Company, provides an honorarium to the Downs Award recipient and co-hosts the reception held in honor of the recipient. The reception and award ceremony for the 2019 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award will take place on January 25, 2020, during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

 

Letters of nomination and documentation about the nominee should be sent by October 5, to Associate Professor Terry Weech, either by email at weech@illinois.edu with a copy to ischool-dean@illinois.edu, or in paper form to:

 

Associate Professor Terry Weech

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

501 East Daniel Street

Champaign, IL 61820

 

Please email any questions to Associate Professor Terry Weech.

 

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Call for Submissions: ACM SIGIR CHIIR 2020

The online paper submission site for the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) is now open.

 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chiir2020

 

The paper submission guidelines are posted on the conference website:

http://sigir.org/chiir2020/guidelines.html

 

Please note the upcoming deadlines: October 15, 2019 for full and perspective papers; October 29, 2019 for short, demonstration, resource, and Doctoral Consortium papers.

http://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

 

Workshop and tutorial proposals are to be submitted via email. See the specific instruction for this on the above calls webpage.

 

We are looking forward to seeing your submissions.

 

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ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR 2020)

Program Co-Chairs

Orland Hoeber, University of Regina

Ioannis Arapakis, Telefonica I+D

Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute

 

Conference website: http://sigir.org/chiir2020/

Call for papers: http://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

Important deadlines: Oct 1, 15, and 29

Oct 1 (workshop and tutorial proposals)

Oct 15 (full and perspective papers)

Oct 29 (short papers, demos, and doctoral consortium proposals)

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Call for Papers: Library History Seminar XIV

CFP for Library History Seminar XIV

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

August 11-13, 2020

 

Librarians Without Borders : Historical Perspectives on Library Outreach

 

This conference seeks to explore the history of library outreach in all of its forms. ""Librarian," "library," and "outreach" are defined in the broadest possible terms that still retain meaning. "Librarians" include all of those who identify as such, regardless of whether they hold academic or other professional certifications. The concept of "library" transcends that of the traditional physical location with a specific collection of books and other materials, clearly defined audience, and formally instituted policies and procedures. "Outreach" ranges from traditional formal programs designed to reach underserved and marginalized groups within a library's community of service to physical and virtual efforts that move beyond the borders of the community to collaborations between libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Papers that explore the unique, the unusual, and the esoteric are especially welcome. 

 

Please submit your paper proposal by 1 November 2019 through the Conference Submission Website https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/08fe55c0-bccd-4be8-91cc-f30cfffd12da

 

Each proposal must include the following:

  • Name & institutional affiliation (if applicable)

  • E-mail address

  • Paper title

  • Abstract (250-500 words)

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Call for Submissions: iConference 2020 - Sustainable Digital Communities

Call for Submissions for iConference 2020

Borås, Sweden

March 23-26, 2020

Conference website: https://ischools.org/iConference

Conference submission site: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2020

Conference e-mail: iconf2020@hb.se

 

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2020, the fifteenth annual iConference, which will take place in Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020. iConference 2020 is jointly hosted by the University of Borås, Sweden, and Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

 

WHAT

The iConference brings together scholars, researchers and professionals addressing critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations - all shaping interdisciplinary discourses. Visit our website for more information, including sample topics and links to past proceedings: https://ischools.org/iConference/

 

THEME

The iConference 2020 invites papers on all current critical information issues. Contributions within the theme of sustainable digital communities are particularly encouraged. Participants are invited to discuss sustainability from ethical, social, ecological, economic and technological perspectives. This includes trusting communities, equality, openness, privacy, cultural heritage and access to digital worlds. What are the consequences of the seemingly limitless expansion of production, processing and storage of information?

 

WHERE

The conference takes place in Borås, Sweden. Borås is one of Scandinavia's key fashion and textile cities. It has deep-rooted historical links to the textile industry, combined with a contemporary artistic and cultural vibe, including a significant street art collection. The conference will be set in the city centre with easy access to hotels, restaurants, shops, the University and public transport.

 

ISCHOOLS

The iConference is presented by the iSchools (https://ischools.org/), a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field and preparing students and scholars to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required - all information scholars, researchers, and professionals are welcome at the iConference.

 

TRACKS

As always, the iConference will include rigorously peer-reviewed Full- and Short Research Papers and Posters, as well as Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement (SIEs), interspersed with various venues for networking. This conference will include a Visions track with papers that present ideas and visions that stimulate the iSchools research community to pursue new directions. The Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium will encourage early-career researchers to engage with other scholars for discussions and sharing their research. The Student Symposium will provide an opportunity for students to present their work and expand their networks. Visit our program page for quick access to all tracks: https://ischools.org/2020-Program

 

PUBLISHING

Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series will publish full and short research papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Full and short research papers can simultaneously be posted as green open access to a repository. Posters and Visions papers will be deposited in the open-access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) repository. Other submissions will be archived on the conference website.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Conference: https://ischools.org/iConference/
  • Submission Tracks: https://ischools.org/2020-Program
  • Conference Submission Site: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2020
  • Past Proceedings: https://ischools.org/Past-Proceedings/
  • Facebook iConference: https://www.facebook.com/iConference
  • Twitter: @iConf | #iconf20

Please note that the links have been updated as a result of the new iSchools website.

 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

All submissions must be in English using the templates and/or formats described on our website. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be found on our website's track pages https://ischools.org/iConference/

 

Submission Dates

  • Full and Short Research Papers submissions due: September 16, 2019
  • Posters, Visions, Workshops, SIE submissions due: September 23, 2019
  • Doctoral Colloquium submissions due: September 23, 2019
  • Early Career Colloquium and Student Symposium submissions due: October 15, 2019
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award nominations due: October 15, 2019

 

Notification of acceptance

Generally: mid-November 2019

Workshops notifications: mid-October, 2019

Doctoral Dissertation Award notifications: mid-December, 2019

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

See list and contact information of organizers and track chairs here:

https://ischools.org/2020-Organizers

 

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Call for Posters: Library Research Seminar VII

Share your work at Library Research Seminar VII: Research Matters: Strengthening Values, Defining Practice

 

LRS VII is a small conference, ideal for networking, presenting the latest research on pressing issues in LIS on diversity, information literacy, education, health, and more.  Come join us to hear stellar speakers and network with a powerful mix of faculty, practitioners, students, and experienced research professionals. A half-day preconference and targeted follow-up sessions on research methods how-to's is perfect for beginner researchers to get a jump start on projects, with one-on-one advice from professionals.

 

Keynote speakers include Edward Tenner (The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do), Miriam Sweeney (Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom), and Kathryn Matthew (Director, IMLS).

 

Poster session and reception will be held at the South Carolina State Library, Thursday Oct 17, 6 - 8 pm. Poster presenters must register for the conference.

 

Details on conference topics and proposal submission guidelines are disclosed within the link below.

 

Click here to submit your proposal:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lrs7

  

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Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Bridging the Spectrum:

The 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

 

Time:  Friday, February 14, 2020.  

Place: Pryzbyla Student Center, Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Symposium Planning Committee invites researchers, practitioners and students to submit proposals for the 2020 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, a forum for sharing research findings, best practices, and works in progress in library and information science. The submission system is now open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php   

 

The Symposium will include three types of presentations: briefings, panels, and posters. Briefings are 15-minute descriptions of an innovative practice, project, or research activity. There will be morning and afternoon briefing sessions. 

 

Authors can organize panels of speakers to present and discuss a theme or a topic. Panels are typically one hour in length. 

 

Posters are exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a lightning talk during which presenters will highlight their projects. In addition, poster presenters will attend a poster session to discuss their work with attendees.

 

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is October 23, 2019.

    

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

  • Community engagement and outreach, including marketing and advocacy for library and information services
  • Information services against misinformation and propaganda
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of born-digital and digitized resources 
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

Questions may be directed to the Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu. 

 

Important Dates

Proposal Submissions Open: August 23, 2019
Proposals Due: October 23, 2019
Notification of Acceptances: November 15, 2019
Final Program Abstracts Due: December 5, 2019

Final Program released, registration opens: December 16, 2019

Symposium: February 14, 2020

More information about the 2020 Symposium is available at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/2020/index.html

 

Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website  at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/index.html

 

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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Calling for Papers: ASIS&T Information Policy and Ethics

The ASIS&T Information Policy and Ethics (IEP) Special Interest Group is pleased to announce its 2019 student paper competition. This competition is meant to showcase student work in areas that relate to the encouragement, discouragement, regulation, creation, use, storage, access, and dissemination of information, as well as all topics associated with information ethics. The winner of this contest will receive a paid registration to the 2019 or 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Additionally, the winner will be matched with a peer mentor who can assist the student with publishing in a scholarly journal. More details about student eligibility, selection criteria, and the submission process are provided below:

Deadline: September 1, 2019


Winner Announced: September 21, 2019


Eligibility: Students must be: 1) a member of ASIS&T, 2) a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at any university, and 3) interested in information policy and ethics.


Selection Criteria: The winning paper will be chosen based on its originality and clarity.


Length: Papers of all types and lengths are welcomed, but we expect they will be a minimum of 3,000 words.


Submission Process: To submit your paper, email it to: khggerty@memphis.edu before the deadline. Include the subject heading "SIG IEP Paper Competition."

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Call for Submissions: CHIIR 2020

Please mark your calendars: the fifth ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (pronounced "cheer") will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 14-18 March, 2020.

ACM CHIIR 2020 invites submissions focused on user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, retrieval, and use. Papers may explore improvements to existing systems and interfaces, propose novel theories, models, and systems, or focus on understanding individual and group interactions with information and information systems. As a multi-disciplinary research meeting, we welcome submissions using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:
-Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies

-Search interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains

-User-centered design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems

-Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery

-Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing

-Modeling and simulation of information interaction

-Information use, including measures of use as well as broader sense-making

-Field and case studies relevant to understanding prerequisites for information searching, design and access

-User-centered evaluation methods and measures, including measures of user experience and performance, experiment and search task design, eye-tracking and neuro-physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability

-Human interaction and experience with conversational information systems

-Context-aware and personalized search, including design, contextual features and analysis of information interaction

-Information visualization and visual analytics, including search result presentation

-Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social utility and network analysis for information interaction

-Conversational search and other types of stateful and multi-turn interactions between users and search applications

-Insights and analyses related to human experiences and usage trends with recommendation technologies

-Information interaction and seeking with mobile devices and services

 

ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.

Please note the following submission deadlines:

October 1, 2019
Workshop and Tutorial proposals due

October 15, 2019
Full papers and Perspectives papers due

October 29, 2019
Short papers, Demos and Doctoral Consortium proposals due

October 23, 2019
Notifications of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials
 
December 10, 2019
Notifications of acceptance for all other submission types


 
Submission Requirements can be found on the conference website: https://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

The poster of this call is available at: http://sigir.org/chiir2020/cfp.pdf


The submission system will open in September 2019. Please stay tuned for further announcements and details.

Questions? Please send an email to chiir2020conf@gmail.com.

 CHIIR Organizing Committee: chiir2020program@gmail.com

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Call for Proposals: Library Research Seminar VII

Conference registration and housing are open!  Navigate to https://sites.google.com/ucmo.edu/lrs-vii/home to register.  Conference attendance is limited so don't delay.

Applications are still being accepted for the poster session.  Consider sharing your work in progress or completed research!  Poster applications can be submitted on the Call for Proposals page on the above site.  The poster session and reception will be held in the State Library of South Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

If you have any questions about the registration site, contact Tom Ferren at Thomas Ferren tferren@ala.org.

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Call for Submissions: Education Libraries

The editors of Education Libraries are soliciting submissions for:

  • Articles
  • Case Studies
  • Book Reviews


Education Libraries is an Open Access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that offers a forum for new and challenging ideas in education, and library and information science. It also explores the effect of new technologies on the library profession and library and information curriculum.

Education Libraries is published by the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association. Its audience consists of education information professionals employed in a variety of venues, including special libraries and information centers, academic libraries, public libraries, and school libraries.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in Education Libraries should present research studies, descriptive narratives, or other thoughtful considerations of topics of interest to the education information professional. Manuscripts focusing on issues relevant to more general concerns either in the field of education or in the field of library and information science are also welcome provided they include a significant component specifically germane to education, libraries, and librarianship.


Submission guidelines
Education Libraries is indexed in ERIC, EBSCOhost's Education Collection, and Library Literature.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers interested in acting as peer-reviewers, or interesting in supporting the journal in other ways.

Please contact Editor-in chief, Willow Fuchs, at education.libraries@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Call for Proposals: CHIIR 2020

CHIIR 2020, 14-18 March, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CHIIR 2020 is pleased to invite proposals for satellite workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference.

http://sigir.org/chiir2020/call-workshop-proposals.html

CHIIR 2020 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and emerging areas in Interactive IR, Information Seeking or Interfaces for Information Access in a less formal and potentially more focused way than the conference itself. Workshop topics typically match those identified in the CHIIR 2020 general call for contributions, but proposals related to other areas of Interactive IR are welcome as well. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers and can be either full-day or half-day. We encourage workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives. Workshops that only revolve around the presentation of papers in a "mini conference" format are discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from IR, Information Science or any related discipline are invited to submit proposals for review. The organisers of approved workshops will be expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon the final program content. At least two organizers are expected to attend the entire workshop.



* PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
The tutorial proposal should be a PDF document no more than 4 pages long (including references), submitted by e-mail to workshops.chiir2020@gmail.com and organised as follows:
 
Title:

Format: half/full day

Brief description
Please indicate the main topics/issues of the workshop. We welcome workshops that address important issues, discuss potential solutions, integrate various approaches, and offer innovative perspectives within the themes of the conference and have strong potential to contribute to the evolution of research and development of Human Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval.

Significance and relevance to CHIIR
Please indicate here why the workshop is significant and relevant to CHIIR.

Provisional plan
Please describe the type of activities you intend to carry out during the event. Successful workshop proposals will show a high proportion of interactive elements.

Organisers

(contact person) Name Surname - http://your.web.page.com - your@email.com

Name Surname - http://your.web.page.com - your@email.com

  ...

Part of a series
If the workshop is part of a series please state it here, refer to the past editions and explain in what way the proposed workshop brings genuine novelty.



* EVALUATION CRITERIA

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed according to: (1) novelty of the topics, (2) relevance for CHIIR community, (3) quality of workshop planning (4) potential to generate future research output. Reviewers will be selected by the workshop chairs from the pool of Senior Programme Committee Members.

 

* IMPORTANT DATES
Workshop proposal submission deadline: Tuesday October 1, 2019

Workshop proposal notification: Tuesday October 23, 2019

Camera-ready Workshop summary deadline: Monday January 13, 2020

Workshop date: Saturday March 14, 2020

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.

 

* WORKSHOP CHAIRS
David Elsweiler,  University of Regensburg, Germany

Markus Kattenbeck, TU Wien, Austria


Please contact the chairs at workshops.chiir2020@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Last Call for Chapters: Advances in Librarianship volume on Libraries' Roles in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy & Reducing Health Disparities

We are pleased to announce a call for chapter proposals for volume 48 of the Advances in Librarianship book series on the topic of "Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities." 

We are seeking submissions from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives on the many ways in which libraries are helping (and can help) to improve consumer health literacy and decrease health disparities. Both research-based and practice-based contributions are very welcome, as well as those that blend these two approaches. 

Chapter proposals of 500 to 1,000 words are due by August 15th. Acceptance notices will go out by mid-September, and full chapters will be due by January 15, 2020. Please see attached for the complete call. 
Volume Editors:
Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu)
Paul Jaeger (pjaeger@umd.edu)
Please email your chapter proposals to me at bstjean@umd.edu, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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Call for Papers: 41st annual SWPACA conference

Call for Papers

CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st 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 Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture (formerly 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.

    We encourage proposals for panels and roundtables organized around common themes.

    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.  

    The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.  

    SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2020.  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 Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Suzanne M. Stauffer Louisiana State University stauffer@lsu.edu.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

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Call for proposals: MLA 2020 Turn the Tide

Do you have a program idea for the 2020 MLA Annual Conference being held on May 18-20 at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis? If so, the Conference Committee wants to hear from you!

For example, have you introduced a new program or service that you are proud of and think others might benefit from your experience? Let's hear about it!

Or, perhaps you're interested in learning more about a certain topic. You can bet others might be, too - so why not consider assembling a panel of specialists to present on it?

Submit your program proposal by October 1, 2019. You will be contacted in November after the Conference Committee has reviewed the proposal(s).

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Call for Participation: ACM CSCW 2019 Workshop: Good Systems: Ethical AI for CSCW

Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing work, including what it means for cooperative work to be supported by computers. The increased use of AI in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) can lead to many advantages, including increased productivity and efficiency, but it can also include several potential ethical trade-offs, such as invasions of privacy, loss of autonomy, and job displacement. This workshop will explore the ethical dimensions of AI in CSCW, building on Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge. Specifically, the workshop will focus on the need to design AI to work for all users and to avoid bias through the use of universal design as well as the need for AI and CSCW researchers to interact with policy and legal experts to work together to ensure that AI will be developed in an ethical manner with sufficient consideration of its societal implications, and also that AI will be regulated and legislated in ways that will maximize its benefits to all people.

Good Systems: Ethical AI for CSCW
ACM CSCW 2019 Workshop
Austin, TX
Sunday, November 10, 2019

To Participate: Please submit a 1-page position paper (PDF) on the future of AI (what it will and/or should be) via e-mail to GoodSystemsCSCW@austin.utexas.edu by August 30 (early bird) or September 30 (late breaking). Workshop registration is also required.

Workshop Organizers:
Ken Fleischmann, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Danna Gurari, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Abby Stangl, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Nitin Verma, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Jaxsen Day, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Simons, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman's University
Tom Yeh, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

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Call for Chapters: Advances in Librarianship Volume on "Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities"

We invite contributions for volume 48 of the Advances in Librarianship book series
(http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0065-2830) on the topic of "Roles
and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities." We welcome submissions that make a novel contribution, whether empirical, methodological, theory-based, and/or practical in nature. This volume will be edited by Beth St. Jean, Gagan Jindal, Yuting Liao, and Paul Jaeger, and is scheduled for publication in September 2020. Chapter proposals of between 500 and 1,000 words are due by August 15, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 15th, and full
chapters will be due by January 15, 2020.Please contact the volume editors if you have any questions.


We seek submissions from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives for this volume of Advances in
Librarianship focused on the many ways in which libraries are helping (and can help) to improve consumer
health literacy and decrease health disparities. Both research-based and practice-based contributions will be welcome, as well as those that blend these two approaches. Central to this volume will be the topic of consumer health information (in)justice - an umbrella term that encompasses the many information-related factors that impact the potential of a society to achieve health justice and the integrally related potential of an individual to experience health (in)justice (St. Jean, Jindal, Liao, & Jaeger, 2019). Health justice, which entails the recognition and fulfillment of the moral entitlement of every individual to a sufficient and equitable capability to be healthy (Venkatapuram, 2011), is an increasingly distant goal in the U.S. and around the globe. Individuals and communities who encounter social injustice in the form of poverty, inadequate education insufficient health insurance, and limited access to other types of resources and opportunities, are more likely to fall ill, become injured, and/or die prematurely (Levy & Sidel, 2013).


The focus of this volume will be on the myriad ways in which information professionals and information have
played, and can play, fundamental roles in contributing to progress toward consumer health information justice. Both information professionals and information are instrumental in ensuring that every individual has access to the resources and opportunities that will support their ability to live a long and healthy life. An individual's ability to live a long and healthy life rests on many types of information-related factors, including their awareness of, and access to, trustworthy health information; their awareness of, and ability to articulate, their health-related information needs; their health literacy levels; their health-related information behaviors, etc. All of these factors fundamentally influence an individual's actual and potential health trajectories, as well as the health outcomes they can and do experience. Fortunately, such factors have a strong potential to be influenced by information professionals, who have both an opportunity and a responsibility to help to shape these factors in such a way that they optimize each individual's capability to be healthy and to flourish.


Importance:
Consumer health information (in)justice is a nascent field that sits at the intersection of health and social justice, with a particular focus on the information-related factors that contribute to, and that can help to reduce, health injustice. Information professionals and information have tremendous potential to help to eradicate consumer health information injustice and this volume will help to illuminate the many related efforts that are already taking place, as well as ideas of those that could take place, within libraries around the world.


Sample topics to be covered:
Topics of interest for this volume include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer health information behavior
    • Consumer health information needs and seeking behaviors
    • Incognizance (a lack of awareness that one has a particular health information need)
    • Health information seeking in public, academic, hospital, or school libraries
    • Health information seeking online
    • Health information access issues and impacts
    • Active vs. passive health information seeking
    • Consumer perceptions regarding whether health information is personally relevant and actionable
    • Credibility assessment processes used by consumers seeking or encountering health information
    • Consumer trust toward various sources of health information, such as doctors, librarians, government health agency websites, and social media
    • Health information avoidance
    • Processes and impacts of consumer health information behavior and resultant learning across time
    • Impact of use of Internet filtering technologies in libraries and schools on patron/student health information seeking/acquisition
    • Barriers to health information seeking
    • Impacts of health information access and information behaviors on individuals' health trajectories and outcomes
    • The "knowledge-behavior gap" - the common finding that although people may have the information they need, they may not actually act on it
  • Beliefs and Affect
    • Health-related perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes, such as health-related and information-related self-efficacy
    • Emotional and psychological influences on health information seeking/avoidance
    • Influences of shame, blame, and stigma on consumer health information access, seeking, and use
  • Patient narratives
    • Patient experiences, illness narratives, and personal health information management and/or sharing
  • Health literacy
    • Issues and challenges relating to health literacy and digital health literacy
  • Social justice
    • Equity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to health information access, needs, seeking, etc.
    • Health disparities and inequitable health outcomes
    • Social justice issues, with a central health-related focus
  • Community engagement
    • Community engagement and health promotion efforts
    • Health-related information resources, programs, and services offered by public libraries, hospital libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, universities, government agencies, etc.
  • Technology design and assessment
    • Design, assessment, and use of emerging technologies for consumer health information seeking, management, use, etc.


Estimated length:
250 printed pages (approximately 10 to 15 chapters, about 15 to 25 printed pages each)


Estimated timeline:
July 1, 2019: Issue initial call for chapter proposals
August 15, 2019: Chapter proposals due
September 15, 2019: Acceptances/rejection notices issued
January 15, 2020: Full chapters due
January 15 - February 29, 2020: Peer review process
March 15, 2020: Final versions of chapters due
September 2020: Publication of Advances in Librarianship volume


Editors:
Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Gagan Jindal (gjindal@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Yuting Liao (yliao598@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Paul Jaeger (pjaeger@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland


Author Guidelines:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/ebooks/author_guidelines.htm


References
Levy, B. S., & Sidel, V. W. (2013). Social injustice and public health (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
St. Jean, B., Jindal, G., Liao, Y., & Jaeger, P. (in press). The central role of information in health justice: Toward a new
field of "Consumer Health Information Justice." International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion,
3(3), July 2019.
Venkatapuram, S. (2011). Health justice: An argument from the capabilities approach. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

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Call for Applications: 2019 ASIS&T STI Student Travel Award

The purpose of the award is to assist a student in a Master's or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting by defraying travel expenses. The award shall consist of a check for $500 given to a single applicant. The SIG-STI Student Travel Award is sponsored by SIG STI. It is administered by a SIG-STI Award Jury, which is comprised of the officers of SIG STI.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be an ASIS&T member at the time of application, with preference given to those who are SIG-STI members. (If you are not a member, you can join now through your ASIS&T member profile. See also https://www.asist.org/groups/scientific-and-technical-information-sti/ for details.)
  • be currently enrolled in a graduate (doctoral or Master's) program as of the time of the Annual Meeting


TO APPLY
Applicants for the 2019 Travel Award should submit the following items, by email, to the SIG STI Award Jury at EMAIL sig.sti.asist@gmail.com  by the deadline of September 1, 2019.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter including name, address, phone number, email address, academic affiliation. The cover letter should identify the attached statements as being submitted specifically for this award.
  • a curriculum vitae.
  • a 300-word statement on why Annual Meeting attendance will benefit the student in their pursuit of a future career, including the role of their conference submission in that regard, and its relation to the scientific and technical information. Statements may also discuss financial need.


SELECTION

Each application package will be appraised in terms of originality, clarity of expression, financial need, and the connection between attending the Annual Meeting and the student's career aspirations. Applicants who have had a contribution of any kind accepted for the conference with relevance to the activities of STI, broadly construed, will be given priority consideration.

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Call for Participation: ISIC 2020

Doctoral students are invited to submit an application to participate in the Doctoral Workshop to be held in conjunction with the Information Behavior Conference ISIC2020 in Pretoria South Africa, 28th September to 2nd October 2020. During the Doctoral Workshop, scheduled for 28th September 2020, doctoral students will be invited to share their current dissertation work-in-progress with their peers and with an international panel of research mentors invited to take part in the Workshop. Please note, if accepted you can register for the full-conference at a discounted rate.

The Workshop has the following objectives:

  • To provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants' current dissertation research, and guidance on future research directions;
  • To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
  • To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.


Financial information (includes fees for the full conference):

ISIC doctoral workshops are specifically aimed at encouraging and enabling doctoral students to become part of the ISIC community of researchers. Participants who are accepted for the Doctoral Workshop thus register for the full conference at a considerable discount. To encourage participation from the regional community an additional discount applies for doctoral workshop students from South Africa and other African countries.

Registration fees (only students accepted for the Doctoral Workshop may register for these fees):

  • Doctoral Workshop (including full conference) early registration: €220
  • Doctoral Workshop (including full conference) early registration (South Africa and other African countries): €190
  • Doctoral Workshop (including full conference) normal registration: €270
  • Doctoral Workshop (including full conference) normal registration (South Africa and other African countries): €250

There will be no late registration for the Doctoral Workshop


Criteria for selection:
Participants for the Doctoral Workshop will be selected on the basis of their anticipated contribution to the workshop goals. Emphasis will be placed on forming a diverse group of high-quality students with a view to selecting 16-20 participants (a maximum of 25 students will be accepted). We invite students who are in the formative stages of their dissertation, and who have not yet progressed to data collection / final stages of their dissertation.  Students typically have settled on thesis directions, usually with a research proposal accepted by their thesis committee or departmental research committee.  Further details on workshop activities will be available on the web site closer to the event.


How to apply:
To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Workshop, prepare a submission package consisting of the following:

  • Thesis Summary: Prepare a two-page thesis summary, which outlines the problem being addressed, the proposed work plan and a description of your progress to date. Include in your summary research problems you have encountered and would like to discuss at the workshop. Use Times New Roman font, size 12; single spacing; left side alignment; paragraph indenting of 1.5. It may contain diagrams or pictures only if necessary.
  • Short CV: This should include information typically found in a curriculum vitae, plus additional information on your background and relevant experience which may indicate your potential contribution to the workshop.
  • Contact details: Full name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the participant as well as for the advisor/supervisor with his/her institution included.
  • Letter of Recommendation from your thesis advisor or principal supervisor:  This must include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research, and an expected date for thesis submission.


Submission to Easy Chair:
All Doctoral Workshop submissions should be submitted electronically to Easy Chair. Fill in the Contact details Form, Title, Abstract and Keywords Form and choose "Doctoral Workshop Submission" category. After that, two files should be uploaded.

  • The first file must be a Word document containing: the Thesis Summary, a short CV, as well as all contact details. Please upload it in the EasyChair file category "Thesis Summary + short CV".
  • The second file to be uploaded is the Letter of Recommendation from your thesis advisor or principal supervisor. It should be hand signed and scanned as a .pdf file.


Important Doctoral Workshop Dates:

Submission to doctoral workshop: 31 January 2020

Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2020

Deadline for modified submission and supplemental information: 10 April 2020

Final submission: 29 May 2020

Doctoral workshop: 28 September 2020


Further Information:

Students accepted to participate in the workshop will be asked to provide supplemental information prior to the workshop that will help other participants and mentors understand the context of their research and the research challenges they wish to discuss at the workshop.

For additional information, contact the conference organisers (isic2020@up.ac.za) or the Doctoral Workshop convenor, Dr. Ross Todd (rtodd@rutgers.edu).


Registration:

  • Registration (opening): 1 April 2020
  • Early registration: 1 May - 15 June 2020
  • Normal registration: 16 June - 28 August 2020

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Call for Proposals: Residencies Revisited: Reflections on Library Residency Programs from the Past and Present

About the Book:
Many academic libraries across the country have developed and maintained library diversity residency programs in support of a larger campaign to diversify librarianship as a profession. Library diversity residencies strive to provide early-career librarians of color with the experience and toolkit necessary to pursue a successful lifelong career in academic librarianship.


Beyond the residents themselves, there are various stakeholders involved in every residency program: residency coordinators, library administrators, and the professional organizations that back them. This book provides a space for the perspectives of all types of residency stakeholders to intersect, thereby producing a holistic narrative of library diversity residencies. The intended audience for this narrative is all academic
librarians/administrators currently involved or interested in library diversity residency programs or generally interested in diversity initiatives. This work solicits the stories of past and present residents, coordinators, and policy-influencers, and then organizes their stories thematically, interweaving the commentary and analysis of the editors.


Questions to Explore:
For present diversity residents:

  • What are the demographics of your host institution?
  • What was the advertised structure and purpose of your residency program?
  • How does your residency program experience align with your initial expectations?
  • From your perspective, what strengths and opportunities exist for the program at your institution?
  • What impacts do you anticipate this residency might have on your career in librarianship?


For past diversity residents*:

  • What were the demographics of your host institution at the time of your residency?
  • What was the advertised structure and purpose of your residency program?
  • How did your residency program experience align with your initial expectations?
  • From your perspective, what strengths and opportunities exist for the program at your host institution?
  • How do you feel your residency impacted your career trajectory?

For past and present diversity resident coordinators:

  • When did you participate in a diversity residency program as coordinator?
  • What motivating factors contributed to your institution's decision to implement a residency program?
  • If applicable, how did your identity inform your involvement in building/participating in residency programs?
  • From your perspective, what strengths and opportunities exist for the program at your institution?

For diversity residency researchers or policy-influencers:

  • What motivating factors contributed to your involvement in residency research or policy?
  • What type of work have you done and/or are doing around diversity residencies?
  • From your perspective, how have residencies impacted the landscape of librarianship since their inception in the 1990s?

*Please note that submissions are not limited to recent diversity residents. We welcome the
perspectives of all past residents.


Examples of Chapter Topics:
Chapters can and will span a variety of topics depending on the chapter contributors and
their lived experiences. Contributors are strongly encouraged to be as candid as possible. We
are particularly interested in narratives that highlight aspects of residencies that remain
unexplored. While this is not a restrictive list, some examples for chapter topics include:

  •  Invisible/emotional labor
  • How your identities impacted your experience (such as religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability)
  • Coming into a diversity residency when librarianship is a second career
  • Balancing personal obligations with participating in a residency program
  • Juggling authenticity and professionalism
  • Motivating factors for showcasing or hiding aspects of your identity

 

How to Participate:
Chapter Proposals

  • 300-500 word abstract and brief author biography
  • Send proposals to residenciesrevisited@gmail.com
  • Due: September 20th, 2019

Chapter Manuscripts

  • 2,000-5,000 words
  • Send manuscripts to residenciesrevisited@gmail.com
  • Due: March 2nd, 2020

 

About the Authors/Editors:
Preethi Gorecki is the Student Engagement Librarian at Florida State University. Prior to that, she was a Library Faculty Diversity Fellow at Grand Valley State University. Preethi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Her research interests include practices for diversifying librarianship, project and task management tools and techniques for everyday academic librarianship, and student engagement as related to student wellness.

Arielle Petrovich is the Instruction and Outreach Archivist at the University of Notre Dame. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a BA in American Studies from Smith College. Arielle's interests include de-mystifying the archives, diversifying the archival record, fostering historical empathy, and practicing inclusive librarianship.

 

Important Dates:
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 20th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: October 11th, 2019
First Draft Chapter Submission Deadline: March 2nd, 2020
Revisions/Editing: March 2020--September 2020
Final Manuscript Submission: October 2020

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Call for Proposals: 2019 Dartmouth October Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Dartmouth October Conference

We are extending the deadline to submit proposals for presentations and lightning talks at the 2019 Dartmouth October Conference. Proposals will now be accepted through Friday, July 26, 2019 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Submissions will be accepted through our online form.

Please direct any questions or comments to the planning committee at OctoberConference2019@groups.dartmouth.edu.

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Advances in Librarianship series

Call for Chapters: Advances in Librarianship Volume on "Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities"

We invite contributions for volume 48 of the Advances in Librarianship book series
(http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0065-2830) on the topic of "Roles
and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities." We welcome submissions that make a novel contribution, whether empirical, methodological, theory-based, and/or practical in nature. This volume will be edited by Beth St. Jean, Gagan Jindal, Yuting Liao, and Paul Jaeger, and is scheduled for publication in September 2020. Chapter proposals of between 500 and 1,000 words are due by August 15, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 15th, and full
chapters will be due by January 15, 2020.Please contact the volume editors if you have any questions.


We seek submissions from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives for this volume of Advances in
Librarianship focused on the many ways in which libraries are helping (and can help) to improve consumer
health literacy and decrease health disparities. Both research-based and practice-based contributions will be welcome, as well as those that blend these two approaches. Central to this volume will be the topic of consumer health information (in)justice - an umbrella term that encompasses the many information-related factors that impact the potential of a society to achieve health justice and the integrally related potential of an individual to experience health (in)justice (St. Jean, Jindal, Liao, & Jaeger, 2019). Health justice, which entails the recognition and fulfillment of the moral entitlement of every individual to a sufficient and equitable capability to be healthy (Venkatapuram, 2011), is an increasingly distant goal in the U.S. and around the globe. Individuals and communities who encounter social injustice in the form of poverty, inadequate education, insufficient health insurance, and limited access to other types of resources and opportunities, are more likely to fall ill, become injured, and/or die prematurely (Levy & Sidel, 2013).


The focus of this volume will be on the myriad ways in which information professionals and information have
played, and can play, fundamental roles in contributing to progress toward consumer health information justice. Both information professionals and information are instrumental in ensuring that every individual has access to the resources and opportunities that will support their ability to live a long and healthy life. An individual's ability to live a long and healthy life rests on many types of information-related factors, including their awareness of, and access to, trustworthy health information; their awareness of, and ability to articulate, their health-related information needs; their health literacy levels; their health-related information behaviors, etc. All of these factors fundamentally influence an individual's actual and potential health trajectories, as well as the health outcomes they can and do experience. Fortunately, such factors have a strong potential to be influenced by information professionals, who have both an opportunity and a responsibility to help to shape these factors in such a way that they optimize each individual's capability to be healthy and to flourish.


Importance:
Consumer health information (in)justice is a nascent field that sits at the intersection of health and social justice, with a particular focus on the information-related factors that contribute to, and that can help to reduce, health injustice. Information professionals and information have tremendous potential to help to eradicate consumer health information injustice and this volume will help to illuminate the many related efforts that are already taking place, as well as ideas of those that could take place, within libraries around the world.


Sample topics to be covered:
Topics of interest for this volume include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer health information behavior
    • Consumer health information needs and seeking behaviors
    • Incognizance (a lack of awareness that one has a particular health information need)
    • Health information seeking in public, academic, hospital, or school libraries
    • Health information seeking online
    • Health information access issues and impacts
    • Active vs. passive health information seeking
    • Consumer perceptions regarding whether health information is personally relevant and actionable
    • Credibility assessment processes used by consumers seeking or encountering health information
    • Consumer trust toward various sources of health information, such as doctors, librarians, government health agency websites, and social media
    • Health information avoidance
    • Processes and impacts of consumer health information behavior and resultant learning across time
    • Impact of use of Internet filtering technologies in libraries and schools on patron/student health information seeking/acquisition
    • Barriers to health information seeking
    • Impacts of health information access and information behaviors on individuals' health trajectories and outcomes
    • The "knowledge-behavior gap" - the common finding that although people may have the information they need, theymay not actually act on it
  • Beliefs and Affect
    • Health-related perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes, such as health-related and information-related self-efficacy
    • Emotional and psychological influences on health information seeking/avoidance
    • Influences of shame, blame, and stigma on consumer health information access, seeking, and use
  • Patient narratives
    • Patient experiences, illness narratives, and personal health information management and/or sharing
  • Health literacy
    • Issues and challenges relating to health literacy and digital health literacy
  • Social justice
    • Equity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to health information access, needs, seeking, etc.
    • Health disparities and inequitable health outcomes
    • Social justice issues, with a central health-related focus
  • Community engagement
    • Community engagement and health promotion efforts
    • Health-related information resources, programs, and services offered by public libraries, hospital libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, universities, government agencies, etc.
  • Technology design and assessment
    • Design, assessment, and use of emerging technologies for consumer health information seeking, management, use, etc.

Estimated length:
250 printed pages (approximately 10 to 15 chapters, about 15 to 25 printed pages each)


Estimated timeline:
July 1, 2019: Issue initial call for chapter proposals
August 15, 2019: Chapter proposals due
September 15, 2019: Acceptances/rejection notices issued
January 15, 2020: Full chapters due
January 15 - February 29, 2020: Peer review process
March 15, 2020: Final versions of chapters due
September 2020: Publication of Advances in Librarianship volume


Editors:
Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Gagan Jindal (gjindal@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Yuting Liao (yliao598@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Paul Jaeger (pjaeger@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland


Author Guidelines:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/ebooks/author_guidelines.htm


References
Levy, B. S., & Sidel, V. W. (2013). Social injustice and public health (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
St. Jean, B., Jindal, G., Liao, Y., & Jaeger, P. (in press). The central role of information in health justice: Toward a new
field of "Consumer Health Information Justice." International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion,
3(3), July 2019.
Venkatapuram, S. (2011). Health justice: An argument from the capabilities approach. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

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Call for Proposals: Midwest Data Librarian Symposium, Chicago

Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) invites session proposals for its 5th symposium taking place at University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL) on September 30 - October 1, 2019.

MDLS is a low-cost, 2-day, hands-on, unconference style event for Midwesterners who support research data management and research data services (RDS) at their institutions. The greater data community, not limited to data librarians, is invited to present interactive sessions at this year's event. Presenters from all disciplines and regions are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are due on July 31, 2019.

Full details and the application form can be found on the MDLS website.

Questions?  Contact us at mwdatalibsym@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter: @MW_DataLibSym

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Call for Papers: 16TH International ISKO Conference: Knowledge Organization at the Interface, Denmark

 THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL ISKO CONFERENCE: KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION AT THE INTERFACE

6 . - 8 . JULY  2020,  AALBORG (DENMARK)

The conference will take place at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, under the theme Knowledge organization at the interface.

The conference explores the connected themes of knowledge organization systems and their role in knowledge organization, knowledge sharing, and information searching. The conference will consider practical solutions as well as the theory behind the design, development and implementation of knowledge organizing systems, ranging from controlled vocabularies, classification systems, metadata schemas through to ontologies and taxonomies.

Topics include:

  • Knowledge organization across domains, media and technologies
  • Knowledge organization as understanding and communication
  • Knowledge organization as a driver for development and change

We welcome proposals for full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussions, and workshops. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

More information at isko.aau.dk

We look forward to welcoming the KO community to Aalborg, Denmark.

Marianne Lykke (chair
Tanja Svarre (Co-chair)
Mette Skov (Co-chair)


KEY DATES
Deadline for submission of abstract for first review: 01 October 2019


Notification for acceptance of abstracts for further development: 25 October 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers, short papers or poster for final review: 01 February 2020


Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: 06 March 2020

Deadline for submission of round table discussions and workshop proposal: 01 February 2020

Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposal: 06 March 2020

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