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Call for Submissions: Joe Ann Clifton Student Award

The SLA Information Technology Divisions' 2019 Student Award, in honor of Joe Ann Clifton, is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science (or field related to the IT Division's mission) student.  The recipient of the award will receive:

  • Student membership in SLA for one (1) year;
  • Reimbursement for expenses to attend the SLA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1,500 and limited to the following:
    • Economy class round-trip airfare to the SLA Annual Conference (June 14-18 in Cleveland, OH)
    • Student registration for the SLA Annual Conference
    • Lodging during the SLA Annual Conference
    • Transportation during the conference (to/from airport and costs associated with getting to SLA Annual Conference events)

The winner will be recognized at IT events during the SLA Annual Conference and also at the Annual Business Meeting of the IT Division. During the virtual business meeting, the winner will present a summary of their paper.  The winning paper will also be published in the b/ITe, the official SLA IT Division newsletter. 



Submission Requirements 

The topic of the paper should pertain to the use of information technology.  A paper which addresses a topic in a practical manner rather than a theoretical manner is preferred. 

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Masters' degree program related to SLA IT Division's mission at the time of the award competition. Previous winners are not eligible for the award.  Those receiving travel support from another organization or employer are not eligible. Please include what school you are attending, what program of study you are taking, and when you expect to graduate in your submission. 

Entries may be a paper which the applicant has written or is preparing for a class but has not been published. Only one paper per applicant will be accepted. 

IT Division reserves the right to not award the student award if it is the opinion of the judges that no submission is worthy of the award. 

IT Division will retain non-exclusive first publication rights of the winning paper. 


Paper should be between 4-15 pages in length (content for a 15-20 minute presentation, if selected).  See these past winners as examples: 

 

Submission Deadline

Deadline to be considered for the 2019 IT Division Student Award is Monday, March 25, 2019.  Email your paper to Katrina Perez, IT Division Secretary, at katrina.perez@dbr.com. Please include "SLA IT Student Award 2019" in the subject line.



Submission Format

Please submit the paper as a Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF file and include the paper's title and your name at the top of the first page.

Please also include your program, school, and expected graduation date in your submission email.

 

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Call for Proposals: ALA Diversity Research Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science. 


The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.


Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation.

A complete proposal must include the following:

  • Cover letter,
  • One-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership)
  • Concise abstract of the project
  • Description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits
  • Budget plan and timeline on the provided template.


Proposals are due by midnight Pacific time on April 15, 2019. 


For examples of past projects and a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity


Attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meeting can join past and presenter researchers on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a discussion group focused on proposal-writing tips and funding opportunities. The Diversity Research News You Can Use session on Saturday, Jan. 26 will include updates from currently funded research projects.  


For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Call for Submissions: Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

One of the slated purposes of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is "to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services." To help fulfill this goal, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.

It will be awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science, Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the "Great American Bookmobile Conference," running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference.

This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek's profound commitment to library science and, in particular, bookmobile and outreach services.


II. Amount of the Award

The amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a qualified Library and/or Information Science student. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.


III. Eligibility Requirements


The applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester in a graduate degree program in Library and/or Information Science program at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate an interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.


IV. Application Requirements/Checklist

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • The name and contact information of the ALA-accredited library school which you are attending
  • A copy of your most recent transcript showing a grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • A personal narrative showcasing your interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship
  • Two letters of reference
  • Please send all application materials to the ABOS Awards Chair - awards@abos-outreach.com


V. Key Dates

  • This scholarship is awarded in October of each year.

 

2019 applications for the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship are now open!

  • All submissions are due by July 31, 2019.

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Call for Papers: RAILS 2019

ThemeTowards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice
Location: St Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT.
Conference Dates: 28-29 October 2019
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2019

 

RAILS is the Australasian conference on Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, the main gathering in Australasia for academic and practitioner researchers and educators in information studies and related disciplines, including librarianship, archival science, and social and community informatics. RAILS has been held annually since 2004. The 15th RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Studies of Charles Sturt University and held at CSU's Canberra Campus from 28-29 October 2019. The conference will also incorporate the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium (AIES) 2019.

 

Increasingly it is recognised that the information professions have a vital role to play in combatting social injustice, social exclusion, digital divides, censorship, filtering, and misinformation, and attempts to undermine democracy, freedom of information and the right to know, be remembered and be forgotten. This role requires practitioners to take a critical view of their own practice, and for this view to be underpinned by similarly critical research, scholarship and professional education. Academic and practitioner researchers, educators, and students are encouraged to submit proposals for full papers, panels, customised sessions and posters on the conference theme, "Towards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice". The theme should be broadly interpreted, and we encourage all types of theoretical and evidence-based contributions, including professional case studies which describe, evaluate and discuss the implications for practice of a workplace initiative.

 

Proposals for full papers, panels, customised sessions and posters are invited. All proposals are to be submitted through the EasyChair system by Sunday 30 June 2019. Notifications will be sent by Wednesday 31 July 2019. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Philip Hider at phider@csu.edu.au. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2019 component of the conference.

 

Please note that authors of accepted papers, panels, and posters will be invited to write up their RAILS presentations for submission to a special RAILS issue of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, scheduled to be published in 2020. Papers may be submitted as full research papers, research in practice papers or information in practice papers. Instructions for authors are available here: https://tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=ualj21. The due date for these submissions is provisionally scheduled as 31 January 2020.

 

Full Papers 
To submit a full paper proposal:

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all contributors (only in the
    online form);
  2. Enter the title of paper;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Full paper" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 500 words
    (excluding references) in PDF format;
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that
    author names and affiliations do not appear in the uploaded document;
  7. Full papers are not required before the conference.

 

The presentation of accepted full papers will be allocated 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allocated for Q&A after the presentation.

 

Panel Discussions 
To submit a proposal for 3-member panel discussions on an emerging topic related to the theme of the conference:-

  1. Enter the names and contact information for the proposed panel members (only in the online form);
  2. Enter the title of panel;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Panel Discussion or Customised Session" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 750 words (excluding
    references) in PDF format;
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that the
    names of the proposed panel members do not appear in the uploaded
    document.

 

Accepted panel discussions will be allocated 1 hour in total, including about 12 minutes for each of the three panellists' initial presentations, with an additional 24 minutes allocated for discussion with the floor.

 

Customized Sessions
To submit a proposal for a customised session of either 1 or 1.5 hours in duration:-

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all lead contributors (only in
    the online form);
  2. Enter the title of session;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Panel Discussion or Customised Session" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 1,000 words
    (excluding references) in PDF format. In the abstract, please specify the
    proposed duration (1 or 1.5 hours).;
  6. Proposals will be considered by the full membership of the Program
    Committee.

 

Posters
To submit a poster proposal:

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all contributors;
  2. Enter the title of poster;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Poster" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 250 words
    (excluding references) it in PDF format.

 

Accepted posters should be of about A1 size. At least of their authors should be in attendance at the conference to present and field questions from delegates.

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Call for Papers: Serving the Whole Person in GLAMS

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) frame10work, Six Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual), this issue seeks to explore the whole person in GLAM contexts.


The classical idea of a library is of a space to exercise your mind. Museums too have been strongly positioned as sites of learning. And yet a growing body of literature suggests that libraries and museums, for example, are currently (Celano, Knapczyk, & 15Neuman, 2018; Goulding & Crump, 2017; Packer, 2008; Whiteman et al., 2018), and have been in the past (Buggeln, 2012; Stauffer, 2016), spaces that stimulate and support the body as well as the spirit. For example, in 2012, Minnesota public librarian Sara Zettervall opened up a conversation on what she calls 'whole person librarianship' based on interactions she was having with colleagues in the field of social work. The 20concept has since spread to studies of U.S. academic libraries (Lockman, 2015; Warner, 2016), particularly around how to serve the 'whole student' (e.g. Smith, Lock, & Webb, 2016). In archives, research on affect and the archives point to similar interests in how archives engage whole people (Cifor and Gilliland (2016). And in the museum context, there is an increasing interest in expanding the museum beyond its traditional learning 25walls, as a site for meaning-making, mindfulness (e.g. Smith & Zimmermann, 2017), healing (e.g. Silverman, 2010) and well-being (e.g. Chatterjee & Noble, 2016).


By bringing together work across the GLAM fields, this special issue seeks to stimulate discussion on how GLAMs serve the whole person. We are particularly interested in research, theoretical and empirical, and models on GLAMs as sites for 30the whole person (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual). Below are a few suggestions for submissions:


(1) Contemplative Practice, Mindfulness, Restoration in GLAMs 
(2) Play in GLAMs 
(3) Physical activity and fitness in GLAMs 35
(4) GLAMs as physical refuges from environmental threats 
(5) GLAMs as site of stress reduction and positive mental health
(6) GLAMs as Sacred and Profane Spaces

We invite contributions to this special issue that addresses these and other facets of how GLAM institutions serve the whole person. Research and evaluation of practice drawing 40on a wide range of methods is welcomed. JALIA traditionally publishes three article types: Peer reviewed full research papers, peer reviewed research-in-practice papers and editorially reviewed information-in-practice papers, and we will also entertain submissions in a variety of novel representational formats.


JALIA is the official journal of the Australian Library and Information Association and published by Taylor and Francis. Instructions for authors and a link to the journal's submission system are available from the JALIA's web pages here.


The JALIA editors encourage authors to post an open access version of the full text 50of the Accepted Manuscript (AM) version of their paper to an institutional or subject repository and if they wish also to personal or departmental websites, immediately upon publication. For more information see here.

 

References

Buggeln, G. (2012). Museum space and the experience of the sacred. Christ College Faculty Publications. Retrieved from http://scholar.valpo.edu/cc_fac_pub/10

Celano, D. C., Knapczyk, J. J., & Neuman, S. B. ( 2018). Public libraries harness the power of play. YC Young Children, 73(3), 68-74.

Chatterjee, H., & Noble, G. (2016). Museums, health and well-being. London: Routledge. Cifor, M., & Gilliland, A. J. (2016). Affect and the archives, archives and their affects: An introduction to the special issue). Archival Science, 16(1), 1-6.

Goulding, A., & Crump, A. ( 2017). Developing inquiring minds: Public library programming for babies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Public Library Quarterly, 36(1), 26-42.

Lockman, R. (2015). Academic librarians and social justice: A call to microactivism. College & Research Libraries News, 76(4), 193-194.

Packer, J. (2008). Beyond learning: Exploring visitors' perceptions of the value and benefits of 75museum experiences. Curator: The Museum Journal, 51(1), 33-54.

Silverman, L. H. (2010). The social work of museums. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=465568

Smith, J. S., & Zimmermann, C. (2017). The sanctuary series: Co-creating transformative museum experiences. Journal of Museum Education, 42(4), 362-368. 

Smith, S., Lock, M. B., & Webb, M. ( 2016, May). A library for the whole student: Creating a culture of health & wellness at your library. ACRL e-Learning Webcasts, Webinar.  

Stauffer, S. M. (2016). Supplanting the saloon evil and other loafing habits: Utah's librarygymnasium movement, 1907-1912. The Library Quarterly, 86(4), 434-448.

Warner, E. J. (2016). The power of encouragement: The role of Christian academic librarians in 85supporting the whole student. The Christian Librarian, 59(1), 13.

Whiteman, E. D., Dupuis, R., Morgan, A. U., D'Alonzo, B., Epstein, C., Klusaritz, H., & Cannuscio, C. C. (2018). Public libraries as partners for health. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15, E64.

 

Contacts

For further information on this special issue please contact guest editors :

Kiersten F. Latham or Noah Lenstra

 

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science - Information Studies, Race, and Racism

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression "The cultural practices of our society...are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness" (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism.

 

Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.



We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.



The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to,  research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing 'colorblindness' in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity,
  • Classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or  applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism



How to Submit:

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science's high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.


The deadline is June, the 30th, 2019.

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Call for Papers: Centering the Marginal - Toward Inclusivity in the Documentation of Student Struggle

How have student organizers advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion at their colleges and universities?  What are the concerns of student activists in regards to documentation and preservation of their digital lives as a members of communities traditionally silenced or underdocumented in mainstream archives? How can social media records democratize archival spaces? 


Contemporary student activism is undergoing a transformation as the traditional methods of direct action through demonstrations and protests converge with online practices where organizing, communication, solicitation, and interrogation occurs primarily within digital spaces. As the discourse on centering marginalized communities within mainstream archives emerges, archivists and other information professionals are being tasked to document this rise in student activism, especially movements led by students in those communities. The archival profession must document the full scope of student life with the objective of capturing these richly diverse histories because they are pertinent to the evolution of colleges and universities and their role in society. 


Issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion have historically been the most consistent area of student activism at the University of Rhode Island. That history will serve as the backdrop for the June 3, 2019 Project STAND (STudent Activism Now Documented) symposium at URI.


This forum will examine student activism through the lens of difference (including, but not limited to ability, class, gender, race, and sexual orientation) as well as the role of student organizers in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at their colleges and universities.  It will provide vital discourse on levels of engagement of student organizers, the impact of place and space first on the development of campus culture and later on student activism, and difference as it pertains to student activism.  The forum will also include an investigation of traditional archival praxis within the realm of social media and a discussion of how to forge a more equitable relationship between the record creator and the repository.


The conveners of the second Project STAND symposium seek presentations related to the ways information professionals can best engage with student activists from vulnerable communities to ethically document their experiences and activities. For information about the first Project STAND symposium, see https://standarchives.com/stand-symposium-auc-woodruff/ 


We invite submissions from students, archivists, faculty, librarians, independent scholars, and community members - to actively participate in the conference.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Archival Praxis and activist archives
  • Archivists as activists
  • Community Archives
  • Digital Presence and Permanence
  • Digital Technologies as tools/weapons
  • Institutional Barriers
  • Intersectionalities and student activism
  • Language and Representation 
  • Organizer vs. Activist
  • Outreach
  • Post-custodial archives
  • Privacy, Ethics, Power of Consent
  • The Right to Be Forgotten
  • Silences in the Archives
  • Student activism as labor
  • The Student as Creator, Custodian, and Historian
  • Tokenism
  • University rhetoric vs. campus reality



Proposals Should Include:   
An abstract of 300-500 words, brief biographical statement (75 words), and 3-5 keywords.
Please direct questions to:  Karen Morse at kwmorse@uri.edu



More information is available at https://standarchives.com/



Deadline for Abstracts: April 8, 2019
Notifications of Acceptance will go out: April 22, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Symposium Papers: May 24, 2019
Presentation Date:  June 3, 2019

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Call for Proposals: KidRec 2019

3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec) 

What does good look like? 

June 15, 2019 
Co-located with ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2019 - Boise, Idaho

 

We cordially invite you to submit papers to the KidRec workshops, which be held on June 15, 2019 in Boise, Idaho

 

Objectives:

Children regularly use search and recommendation systems (for education and leisure purposes), yet they are faced with resources that might not be useful for them. The call for reliable, child-friendly information retrieval systems (IRS) has been made many times and the thesis that algorithms of "adult" IRS are not necessarily suitable or fair for children has been proven. However, there is still no clear view on what makes such IRS (and their outputs) good. The focus of this workshop will be on: how to assess and compare IRS for children.

 

Collectively we will answer: Which strategies from theory and practice can be used to achieve useful evaluations? We will work to build on current evaluation frameworks to construct an effective evaluation framework for IRS. We invite researchers in education, child-development, computer scientists, designers, and more who can: discuss diverse methods and techniques for evaluating children IRS, outline a general evaluation framework, and build a community that can explicitly look at issues with existing evaluation methodologies and plan for future research. The goal of this interactive workshop is to share and discuss research and projects that reach beyond classic IRS evaluation.

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline          April 1, 2019

Notification to authors                 April 22, 2019

Camera-Ready Version                 May 15, 2019

IDC Conference                              June 12-15, 2019

KidRec Workshop                          June 15, 2019

 

Submission:

We invite submissions of short papers (4-6 pages) discussing novel work and position papers or work-in-progress (2-4 pages) focusing on open challenges in design evaluation; interviews; statics analysis, etc. 

All papers will be peer-reviewed, and at the time of submission, must not be under review in any other venue. 

All submitted papers must:


Authors will retain the copyright of their submission, however, proceedings will be publicly posted on the Workshop website (https://kidrec.github.io/

We are also developing a special issue proposal and will be inviting accepted authors to submit extended papers for consideration.

 

KidRec Organizing Committee

Email: kidrec-group@boisestate.edu

Website: https://kidrec.github.io/

 

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science Journal

Open Information Science Journal invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to scholarship on the broad theme of Access to information--freedom and censorship. Library and information science scholars and practitioners around the world are encouraged to submit a paper on this theme.


Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Nonetheless, access to information is frequently challenged and curtailed, through government, private, or individual actions; many of these acts may be considered censorship (depending upon one's definition of censorship).


Censorship, freedom of speech, and access to information have long been central concerns of library and information science. Various themes in our contemporary society suggest that these themes are especially relevant and significant now: the breadth of technological platforms and their ability/ willingness to censor individuals and particular viewpoints; the rise of far right and totalitarian governments across many nations and regions; the increasing attention paid to data privacy and the right to be forgotten; government and corporate surveillance and data aggregation; and a sense of resignation or complacency with regard to these trends.


Find the call at: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1931

The guest editor welcomes diverse perspectives on this theme, broadly conceived. Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.


How to Submit:

Abstracts should be sent to Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com) before May 31st, 2019.
Authors of accepted submissions are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Linguistics' high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor
  • Efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology
  • No publication fees
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions

The deadline to submit full papers is October 31st, 2019.

 

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Call for Proposals: HICSS-53 Minitrack: Human-Robot Interactions

HICSS-53, January 8-10, 2020
Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Mini-track Title: Human-Robot Interactions
General Research Track: Collaboration Systems and Technologies

*This is new mini-track that has been add for HICSS 53.*

Robots are increasingly being adopted in private and public spaces, leading to a proliferation of human‒robot interactions in the home, workplace, and other public settings. Robots in the home are performing household chores and acting as home companions and home health care providers. Robots at work are fulfilling traditional human roles in logistics, transportation, and manufacturing, serving as both co- workers and supervisors. Robots are also being utilized as tour guides, janitors, and security officers in public spaces such as museums and airports. Although these interactions are often collaborative, they are by no means always cooperative.

Robot interactions with humans across this array of roles and settings pose interesting questions to scholars in various fields such as information systems, robotics, psychology, and sociology. Interaction with robots is distinct from that with other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technologies in that robots have a physical body that allows them to manifest physical actions. People cannot only talk to robots but also touch and be touched by robots. This distinguishes interactions with robots from interactions with disembodied AI agents, such as voice agents like Siri by Apple and Alexa by Amazon. Thus, research on human‒robot interaction can differ significantly from that of human interaction with disembodied AI agents.

The minitrack welcomes research papers that explore human‒robot interaction and robot design at any level (i.e. individual, team, organizational, and societal). This minitrack also covers human‒robot interaction as much as possible beyond the notion of "robots as teammates." Thus, we encourage submissions that examine many facets of interactions in any context (e.g., homes, work, and public services) and role (e.g., companion, co-worker, boss, and adversary).


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Promoting cooperative and collaborative interaction with robots
  • Examining uncooperative and adversarial human interactions with robots
  • The role of adoption and appropriation in human‒robot interactions
  • Empirical studies examining the cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human‒robot interactions
  • The impact of haptic feedback and touch on human‒robot interaction
  • The role of robot attractiveness on human‒robot interaction
  • Ethics on human‒robot interactions
  • Social-emotional models of human‒robot interaction
  • Theoretical frameworks for human‒robot interaction
  • Case studies of human‒robot interaction
  • Design implications for robot interactions at home, work and public spaces
  • Human-oriented practices that promote human‒robot interactions
  • New methodological approaches to studying human‒robot interactions


Important Dates:

Submission Opens: April 15, 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. HST
Notice of Acceptance: August 17, 2019


Mini-track Co-Chairs:
Sangseok You, HEC Paris, you@hec.fr 
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan, lprobert@umich.edu 

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Call for Papers: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize is awarded each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.


The award honors Miriam Ruth Gutman Braverman (1920-2002), who was a socialist, writer, activist librarian, and longstanding member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, a founder of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table, and a proponent of the social responsibilities perspective within Library and Information Science. The award is intended to celebrate Miriam's spirit of activism and faith in the power of people's collective social justice efforts and inspire future generations of librarians. The award has been given annually since 2003.


The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Progressive Librarian. The prize winner will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor with the expectation they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

See the past Braverman Award winners and read their works.


Requirements and Application Instructions

  1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2018.
  2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA formatting and style.
  3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.
  4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers' Day, or May Day, May 1, 2019.
  5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund.

 


Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones (julene.jones@uky.edu) and Madeline Veitch (veitchm@newpaltz.edu).

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALISE Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Call for Proposals on the Topic: More Data, More Problems: Strategically Addressing Data Ethics Issues in Library and Information Science Education

 

Description

Library and information science schools are revising undergraduate and graduate curricula and individual courses to prepare students for data-centric careers, as well as to participate in a data-driven society. To meet these new challenges programs are developing courses on, among other things, data curation, analytics, visualization, algorithm design, and artificial intelligence. While such changes reflect new workforce and society needs, it remains to be seen whether or not such efforts adequately address the very real and serious ethics issues associated with related data practices (e.g., privacy, bias, fairness and justice). Some questions include:

    • Do programs need to reconsider the role of and learning outcomes related to data and information ethics in the curriculum?
    • What structural, organizational, and political issues emerge when attempting to embed data ethics into curricular designs?
    • How can instructors for whom data ethics is an unfamiliar area successfully address related issues in technical courses?
    • Can library and information science schools collaborate with their computer science peers to develop value-sensitive courses?

The ALISE Information Ethics SIG invites presentation proposals that tightly link data ethics to pedagogy, instructional design, curriculum design, and learning opportunities. The SIG especially encourages proposals that will provide session attendees with 1) actual strategies and/or resources for addressing data ethics in courses outside of information ethics and/or 2) opportunities to develop collaborations regarding data ethics education.

 

How To Submit an Abstract

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG convener, Kyle Jones (kmlj@iupui.edu OR kylejones@thecorkboard.org), by March 10th, 2019. The abstract should include:

    1. A title for your presentation
    2. Presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
    3. A topic narrative
    4. And three knowledge and/or skill outcomes attendees will learn by the end of your talk

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for contributions to a panel to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference (September 24-26, 2019 in Knoxville, TN).


Presentation topics on learning- or education-related information policy issues are welcome, including (but not limited to) privacy, net neutrality, broadband, digital divides, social media, big data, and technology in online courses. Proposals that support the conference theme "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context" will be given preference (see https://ali.memberclicks.net/2019-conference for more information).


Proposals should be emailed to SIG co-conveners Nicole Alemanne (ndalemanne@valdosta.edu) and Jenna Kammer (jkammer@ucmo.edu) by March 1, 2019. Include the following in your email:

  • A title for your presentation
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
  • An abstract of 500 words (excluding references)


All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Please direct questions to the SIG co-conveners.

 

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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jcie/index.php/jcie) invites submissions for a Special Issue dedicated to critical library and information studies. This special issue welcomes critical scholarship that interrogates conventional education and explores new possibilities for lessons, learnings, cases and studies in radical librarianship and related pedagogical opportunities.

 

For the purposes of this work, radical librarianship is understood as socially engaged forms of library and information education, research and practice that aim to address deeply rooted structures in society. Submitted works should reflect a comprehensive analysis of sociopolitical and geographical contexts and explore the radical potential that librarianship holds in the related setting and its possibilities for library and information studies.

 

Submissions supportive of developing knowledge and understanding of grassroots initiatives involving Canadian-based and/or international cultural brokers are preferred. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationships between librarianship, grassroots organizing (anti-gentrification; migrant justice; prison abolition; anti-police brutality; land defence) and social movements in Canada (Occupy; G20 and World Summit protests; Idle No More)
  • Library activism in geographic contexts outside major English-speaking cities (Quebec; rural, reserve and isolated settings)
  • Critical theory in library, archival, and information practice and education
  • Decolonization of library, archive, and information institutions
  • Perspectives of Indigenous and racialized librarians, archivists, and information workers
  • Considerations of gender identity in the library, archival, and information setting
  • Homelessness and poverty, as they are approached by librarianship
  • Information inequality, information poverty and our incarcerated populations
  • Perspectives on disabilities, accessibility, usability and universal design
  • Diversity, equity, respect and expressive freedom
  • Information literacy
  • Artificial intelligence, education and social responsibility
  • Networked learning, critical pedagogy and philosophy of technology

 

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) is a generalist, bi-yearly publication that intends to publish in almost all areas of educational research and scholarship. It is open to both field-based research and theoretical works; it especially welcomes critical scholarship that aims to contest conventional assumptions about educational and social development contexts and relationships.

 

As such, JCIE accepts for review, previously unpublished articles that include but are not limited to global education, foundations of education (including sociological, philosophical, historical and cultural studies in education), citizenship and human rights education, social justice and related issues in education, specialized curriculum studies topics, policy studies in education and politics of education.

 

Please submit your 500 word abstract to Dr. Toni Samek (toni.samek@ualberta.ca), Guest Editor of the Special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) by June 1, 2019. Accepted authors will be expected to submit manuscripts by December 1, 2019.

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Call for Proposals: 2019 COF Leadership Conference

Proposals are currently being accepted for the COF's 2nd Leadership Conference hosted by MCPHS University on Sunday, March 24, 2019 

 

This is a unique opportunity for the consortium to come together as a community of staff, faculty, and students to promote awareness and increase student development and leadership skills that will contribute to their successes in their personal and professional lives.  We are anticipating about 200 participants ranging from student leaders to the general COF community. Panelists and presenters will share best practices, informational resources, views, and perspectives.  

    

Proposal Requirements 

Please submit proposals electronically using the following COF Leadership Conference 2019 Topic Proposal Form by Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

https://mcphsreslife.wufoo.com/forms/s15xgyoc0fmjdfj/

 

Breakout sessions will be held three times throughout the day, each session will last for about 45-60 minutes. Below are the learning outcomes for the conference.

  • Students will be able to discover and learn about their natural talents through sessions
  • Students will understand the importance of personal ownership
  • Students will understand and apply the meaning of mentorship both inside and outside the classroom
  • Students will develop a skill set aimed at fostering cultural humility, inclusive excellence, and inter/interpersonal awareness.
  • Students will be able to express ideas, identify and exhibit behaviors, and actualize practices that promote inclusion and equity.

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Call for Submissions: ATLA Diversity Scholarship

ATLA is a religiously inclusive professional organization that looks to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship. Find more information about ATLA here: https://www.atla.com/about/who/Pages/default.aspx

ATLA is excited to support diversity in librarianship with the following scholarship:

The ATLA Diversity Scholarship

We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology. 

ATLA will provide one scholarship for $4,000 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science (check issued to the school). The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Award

  • $4,000
  • (optional) $750 travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science in North America in the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  •  Applicant must be an ATLA individual or student member at the time of acceptance


Applications and instructions can be found here: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year. The awardee will be notified on August 1.

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Call for Proposals: New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual 2019

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled "Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences " to be held at New England Institute of Technology, in East Greenwich, RI, on Friday, June 21, 2019. This year's program will explore the use of student-centered teaching in information literacy instruction.


As traditional ideas about pedagogy and library involvement in student learning grow in complexity, librarians are exploring new instructional approaches. Student-centered learning is a guiding principle that calls for a shift in the focus of instruction from the teacher to the needs and knowledge of students. This approach requires librarians to be intentional about centering classroom activities on student learning.


We seek proposals that provide examples of student-centered approaches that may include, but are not limited to, inquiry based learning, critical library pedagogy, exercising empathy and care, collaborative construction of meaning, instruction design, and librarian as facilitator of student success.


Each presenter should plan on speaking for 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion (45 minutes total). We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers/devices and hands-on activities are welcome.


NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.


Proposals are due by Friday, March 22, 2019 and should be submitted via this form. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, April 12, 2019 after a blind review by the planning committee.


Email your questions and concerns to acrlnelig@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions: Libri - Best Student Research Paper of 2019

Since 1950, through 67 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Research Paper of 2019." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

 

Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition[1] are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

 

  • Length: Approx. 5,000 - 7,000 words (excluding the abstract and list of references)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019

 

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of

 

  • Originality of thought and observation
  • Depth of research and scholarship
  • Topicality of problems addressed
  • The international readership of the journal
  • The quality of the composition

 

The article will be published in the 2019:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2020. 

 

If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2020.  All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libriWhen submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose "Best Student Research Paper Award" at the drop-down menu "Manuscript Type." Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s18658423_Instructions_for_Authors_en.pdf.

 

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written

 


[1] Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

 

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Call for Papers: Information and Learning Sciences Special Issue: Learning in Low-Tech, Information-Rich Environments

This special issue aims to explore this phenomenon of learning in low-tech, information-rich environments. To do this, the co-editors of the special issue are seeking high-quality, innovative articles that address conceptual, empirical, and theoretical issues around learning in low-tech, information-rich environments. Preference will be given to papers with a design and/or innovation component that leads to learning. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The current landscape of learning in low-tech information environments
  • Implementation of high-tech information and technological strategies in low-tech environments
  • Pedagogical approaches, models, and theories for effective learning in low-tech environments
  • Learning in formal and informal low-tech settings
  • Strategies and challenges for learning in low-tech information environments
  • Evaluation and assessment of learning in low-tech environments
  • Research methods, ethics, and implementation of learning in low-tech environments
  • Innovations in learning in low-tech information environments
  • The future of learning in low-tech environments
  • The purposeful design of low-tech information environments to support mindfulness and contemplation.

 

Co-Editors of the Special Issue: 

Kathleen Campana, Kent State University, U.S. 

kcampana2@kent.edu
  
  
John Marino, University of North Texas, U.S. 

John.Marino@unt.edu
 

Naresh Agarwal, Simmons University, U.S. 

agarwal@simmons.edu  


Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access to ScholarOne Manuscripts are available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ils 


Deadlines: 

Initial submission due: May 15th 

First round decisions made: June 30th 

Revised manuscripts due: August 1st 

Final decisions confirmed (revised manuscripts approved): August 15th 

Anticipated publication date: Nov/Dec 2019

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for original contributions on youth, learning, and information in a global context, including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, or best practices. Selected proposals will be presented at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN in September 24-26, 2019. Proposals should address the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context: https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

The panel may include 3-6 presentations. The session will begin with presentations of each paper (10-20 minutes each depending on the number of selected proposals), followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

The proposals must include:

●  Title of presentation
●  Author information: full name, institutional/organizational affiliation, and email
●  A proposal abstract (approximately 500 words)
The title, author information, and a reference list are not included in the word count.

Please email your proposals to both SIG co-chairs: Dr. Abigail L. Phillips ( abileigh@uwm.edu) and Dr. Kyungwon Koh (kkoh@illinois.edu) by  11:59 pm CST, Feb. 28, 2019.

Acceptance will be notified by March 15, 2019. Presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Feel free to contact the SIG co-chairs if you have any questions or comments.

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Call for Applications: The James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award

SLA New England is pleased to announce the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award in the amount of $1,250, available to a current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2019 SLA Conference, held in Cleveland, OH. 

 

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. 

 

Why attend the SLA Annual Conference? 

● Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals. 

● Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours. 

● The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall. 

 

 

James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award Criteria 

 

 Qualifications 

● Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science. 

● Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member. 

● Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference. 

 

Application Process

Submit a document containing the following information/elements: 

● Full name 

● Academic affiliation: Institution and Program 

● Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2018; and anticipated date of graduation 

● Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email 

● Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying 

● An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced 

● Current resume 

 

Essay Description

Write a 1-page, double-spaced essay on why you should attend the annual conference and how the conference will benefit your career aspirations. Submissions will be judged based on originality and clarity as well as inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging. 

 

Deadline for Application Submission 

Friday, March 29, 2019. 

 

Application Submission

Completed applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to Jill Aberdale & Katie Glasoe, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Co-Chairs, at the following email address: jillian.aberdale@gmail.com &/or glakat210@gmail.com. Please contact Jill &/or Katie with questions about the application process. 

 

Post Award 

Awardee will be required to write a short post about his/her conference experience for the SLA New England Website. Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as a member of the Student Relations Committee of the SLA New England Chapter (may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation). 

 

Notification and Award Distribution

Applicants will receive notification of award status by the middle of April. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time stipend of $1,250 which may be applied to SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee, transportation, and lodging costs. The recipient is responsible for making their own conference and registration arrangements. Any costs above and beyond the stipend amount will be the personal responsibility of the recipient.

 

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

LIDA is coming home to Dubrovnik! Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA; http://lida.ffos.hr/) has issued a call for participation for their 2020 conference, which will take place from May 19-22, 2020 at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

LIDA addresses changing and challenging environments for libraries and other information institutions 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, discussion, and learning in a beautiful setting. The 2020 theme is "Reshaping Identity in the Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics." LIDA welcomes papers, panels, workshops, and posters that address this topic.

 

More details can be found in the official Call for Participation: http://lida.ffos.hr/datoteke/2020/LIDA_2020_CfP_long.pdf

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Innovative Pedagogies Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Innovative Pedagogies Special Interest Group (SIG) invites proposals for a panel talks to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference to be held in Knoxville, TN (September 24 - 27, 2019).

Submitted proposals should support the 2019 ALISE Conference theme, "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." (https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference)


The title of this year's SIG panel is "Exploring Innovative Pedagogies in a Global Information Context." 

Topics related to pedagogical advances, curricula, programs, approaches, and general strategies for enhancing learning in global information contexts are welcome. We anticipate having four panel presentations (each lasting approximately 15 minutes) followed by a discussion period. 


Proposals should be submitted in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format. The following information should be included in the proposal:

  • Title of presentation
  • First and last names of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institution/Organizational Affiliation of each author
  • Proposal abstract (300-500 words)
  • Keywords


Proposals should be emailed as an attachment by February 28, 2019, to SIG co-conveners Kevin Rioux at riouxk@stjohns.edu and Rajesh Singh at singhr1@stjohns.edu. In the subject line, please indicate: ALISE Innovative Pedagogies SIG Panel Proposal.

All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

 

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Call for Abstracts: ALISE Annual 2019 - School Library Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE School Library Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for research presentations at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN September 24-26, 2019. Submitted papers should support the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context. 

https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

 

The authors of selected papers will be part of a 3-4 member panel of school library researchers who will share their papers exploring or interpreting the conference and SIG theme.  The School Library SIG session will begin with presentations of each paper (approx.15 minutes each). This will be followed by an interactive discussion inviting attendees to engage in an open dialogue and Q&A with the presenters regarding issues raised by the papers, implications for practice, and future areas for research (20-30 minutes).

Submitted research papers should be of a quality/nature to support a publishable article.

Complete submissions will include the following information:

1.  A cover sheet to contain

  • Title of presentation

·     First and last names of all authors

  • Email address for all authors
  • Institutional/Organizational affiliation of each author

2.  A proposal abstract (up to 1,000 words) with 

  • ·Title of presentation 
  • Reference list (not included in the word count)
  • Keywords

 

Proposals should be emailed as an attachment to Dr. Elizabeth Burns at Eburns@odu.edu by 11:59 PM EST, Feb 18, 2019. In the subject line, please indicate: ALISE SL SIG Proposal. Notice regarding acceptance will be sent by March 8, 2019.  

 

All presenters will be required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference. 

 

Elizabeth Burns, SIG Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Library ScienceProgram,  Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Darden College of Education & Professional Studies

Old Dominion University

eburns@odu.edu


Maria Cahill, SIG Co-Chair

Associate Professor

School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information

Educational Leadership Studies, College of Education

University of Kentucky

maria.cahill@uky.edu

 

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Call for Submissions: Third ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP)

ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work 

PACM HCI affiliated conference 

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

https://group.acm.org/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.

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 

 

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.

Important Dates 

  • Design Fiction Submission Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • Resubmission for PACM papers: September 1, 2019
  • Design Fiction Decision Announced: October 1, 2019

 

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.

 

Other Important Dates

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: North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Grants, Awards and Scholarships

The deadline to apply for NASIG's grants, awards and scholarships has been extended to February 13thPlease consider applying and encouraging others to do so.

 

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2019 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 34rd Annual Conference being held in Pittsburgh, PA. June 5-8, 2018.

 

PROFESSIONAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Birdie MacLennan Award
An award for a mid-career professional, covering conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America.

 

Capstone Award
A $1500 award to recognize a professional who has made significant and distinguished contributions to the field of information resource management.

Diversity and Inclusion Award

An award to further the NASIG mission to increase the diversity of its membership and provide financial support to attend the NASIG annual conference.

 

First-Timer Award
An award for an information resources management professional or paraprofessional who has not attended a NASIG conference, covering costs of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

Horizon Award
Award for a promising new information resources management professional, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. Recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee.

 

Marcia Tuttle International Grant
A $3,000 grant for an individual working in the information supply chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education.

 

Paraprofessional Specialist Award
Awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

Rose Robischon Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to an information resource management professional lacking funds for travel. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

STUDENT AWARDS

John Riddick Student Grant 
Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship
A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in an information resource management career.

 

The application deadline for the awards listed above is February 13, 2018. 

 

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Call for Nominations: ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

Please consider nominating your colleagues for the prestigious ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

 

It is awarded to an ALISE member for regular and sustained service that promotes and strengthens the broad areas of library and information science education through the holding of appropriate offices and positions within the profession.

 

The deadline for nominations: May 22, 2019

 

Award Criteria: 

  • Candidate must be a member of ALISE
  • Contributions that promote and enhance the status of library/information science education
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative in dealing with issues related to library/information science education

 

Nominations Requirements

  • A nomination letter describing the ways in which the nominee fulfills the award criteria, 
  • Appropriate supporting documentation, e.g., letters of recommendation and/or names of references which address the criteria listed above and provide such evidence, and 
  • A resume of the nominee or a description of his/her appropriate activities and contributions.
  • The Committee may solicit more information, if necessary.

 

Submission Process

All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019 Awards. Then select the type of submission: ALISE Award for Professional Contribution.

 

Please see the award page for more information. 

 

Committee members are happy to answer any questions you may possibly have and to advise on the preparation of nomination packages. 

 

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Call for Nominations: 2019 ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 ALISE/ Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award
Applications due May 22, 2019. 


Established in 1996, the $1,000 cash award (sponsored by Pratt Institute, School of Information, on behalf of the late David Severn, a 1968 Pratt alumnus) is designed to identify innovation by full-time faculty members, or a group of full-time faculty members, in incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of accredited master's degree programs in library and information studies.


Award Criteria

  • Any full-time faculty member, or group of full-time faculty members, in a master's degree-granting institution of library and information studies, can be proposed for this award.
  • Any eligible faculty member, or group of full-time members, may propose themselves for this award.
  • Part-time faculty members are not eligible for this award.
  • Entire departments of library and information studies are also not eligible for the award, a smaller group of faculty members must be selected.


Evaluation

Selection shall be made and the ALISE President, the winning faculty member, the Chair of the ALISE Awards and Honors Committee, and the Dean of Pratt Institute, School of Information shall be notified by 80 days before the start of the ALISE annual meeting. Each nomination will be reviewed for its eligibility and assessed using the following criteria:

  • Significance and innovative use of evolving technology
  • Originality of concept
  • Extent of impact on curricula, the University, and/or Society
  • Transferability to programs at other institutions
  • Collaborative technological approaches with other University units


Nominations Requirements

  • A nomination letter (electronically or in hard copy) stating the name(s), address, and academic affiliation(s), and that the nomination is being submitted for the Pratt-Severn Faculty Award.
  • A nomination text of not more than 10 pages explaining what activities the nominee(s) performed that the submitter feels to be innovative in incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of accredited master's degree programs in library and information studies. Include appropriate supporting documentation and up to two letters of endorsement.

Text may be uploaded as a PDF. The Committee may solicit more information, if necessary.


Submission Process

All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019 Awards. Then select the type of submission: ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award.


Committee Membership

Chair
Irene Lopatovka, Pratt Institute - ilopatov@pratt.edu

Members
Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons College 
Timothy Dickey, Kent State University
Sung Un Kim, Catholic University of America
Ana Ndumu, Florida State University

For more information, visit: https://www.alise.org/alise---pratt-severn-faculty-innovation-award.

 

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Call for Nominations: Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Nature of the Award

The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

 

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.

 

Eligibility

 The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
  • Have completed all course work; and
  • Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

 

Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

 

Administration

The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.

 

Nominations

Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, to award@litwinbooks.com.

The submission package should include the following:

  • The accepted dissertation proposal
  • A description of the work done to date
  • A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information

 

Selection of the Awardee

Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:

  • Clarity of thought
  • Originality
  • Relevance to our time
  • Evidence of good progress toward completion.

 

Notification

The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1.

 

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Call for Papers: ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

The ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition is accepting submissions! Research papers concerning any aspect of library and information science are eligible. This competition is not limited to research regarding LIS education. Any research methodology is acceptable. Up to two winning papers may be selected. The winner(s) of the award will be honored at the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference and will be expected to present a summary of their paper at that event. The award does not include an honorarium.

 

The award honors Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar (1926-2013), a world-renowned scholar, author, professor, dean, and publisher. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, he received his Doctorate in Economics in Munich, Germany in 1950. Forced to flee his native country in 1944, Wynar emigrated to the U.S., living in Ohio and then Colorado where he earned an MA in Library Science from University of Denver in 1958. He became professor and from 1966-1969 Dean of the School of Library Science, SUNY Geneseo, and in 1964, started his own publishing company under the name of Libraries Unlimited. He co-edited the Dictionary of American Library Biography (DALB, 1978), among many other books.

 

More information and submission form is available on the ALISE website: https://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=504

 

Deadline for submissions: May 22, 2019

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Archives / Preservation Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Archival / Preservation Education Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for contributions to a session to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference (September 24-26, 2019 in Knoxville, TN).


The Archival / Preservation Education SIG session will engage with ongoing developments in teaching preservation and archival studies at the master's, doctoral, or undergraduate levels, and in F2F and online settings, reflecting the conference theme "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." Individual presentations may focus on innovative classroom pedagogy, community archives engagement, student research, and/or practical experience working with archival collections.


Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, excluding any references. Include contact information for all authors/presenters, a title, keywords, and abstract. Presenters are expected to register for ALISE 2019, and will be notified by May 20. Submit your queries and abstracts to SIG convener Sarah Buchanan (buchanans@missouri.edu) by Friday, February 22, 2019.

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Call for Nominations: LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2019.


The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, online catalogs, and universal access to technology.


To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level, follow the detailed guidelines, and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2019, to the Award Committee Chair, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at lisalibrarian@gmail.com


The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Call for Submissions: 2019 ALISE Research Grant Competition

2019 ALISE Research Grant Competition

ALISE Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2019 | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Submissions due March 22, 2019

Dear ALISE Members:

Please consider submitting a research grant for the ALISE Research Grant Competition.

The ALISE Research Grant Program Competition awards one or more grants totaling up to $5,000 to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support a doctoral dissertation.

 

Submission Requirements:

Proposals may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, excluding CVs. If necessary, supporting information may be included in an appendix. Proposals must include the following information to be considered in the competition:

  • Abstract of the project (not longer than 200 words)
  • Problem statement and literature review (including justification and need for the research)
  • Project objectives
  • Project description
  • Research design, methodology, and analysis techniques (including schedule for competition)
  • Detailed budget (including institutional or departmental contributions, if any)
  • Expected benefits and impact of the research
  • Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended
  • Budget: Staff training, general operating or overhead expenses, and other indirect costs are not funded

 

Submission Process:

All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019 Research Competitions. Then select the type of submission: ALISE Research Grant Competition.

For more information, please visit: https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=491  

 

Chair

Miriam Sweeney, University of Alabama -  mesweeney1@ua.edu

Members

Jane Zhang, Catholic University of America 
John D'Ignazio, University of Syracuse
Melissa Gross, Florida State University 
Michael Widdersheim, Emporia State University

 

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Call for Proposals: Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) 2019

TPRC is an annual cross-disciplinary conference on communications, information, and Internet policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from law, economics, engineering, computer science, public policy and related fields working in academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world. 

TPRC is seeking submissions for its 47th conference, including papers, posters, panels, a Student Paper Competition, the Graduate Student Consortium, and the Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award.

Proposals can be submitted at https://www.tprcweb.com/through March 15 (proposals for student tracks are due April 30).

 

Papers & Posters: Submit an abstract of research in progress or recently completed and present the completed paper in a conference session or as a poster.  The presentation format is best for work that has been completed, whereas posters are ideal for feedback on work-in-progress and completed work where detailed feedback and engagement is desired.  Posters will be prominently displayed and provide an opportunity to discuss your research in detail with conference attendees. 

 

Panels: Propose a panel discussion of a relevant topic. If your proposal is selected, you will be asked to organize the panel. Panel specific information can be found here.

 

Student Paper Competition and Graduate Student Consortium: In addition to the regular conference proposals, students may also submit papers to the student paper contest and/or participate in the Graduate Student Consortium (GSC). The Student Paper Contest winners receive cash prizes, and GSC participants receive unique mentorship and networking opportunities. Both receive complimentary registration in TPRC47. Mentors are also sought for the GSC. Student program specific information can be found here.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers, posters, and panel ideas: from February 15 through March 15
  • Submission of GSC and Student Paper Contest entries:  April 30
  • Notice of decisions to the submitting author: May 31
  • Final, complete papers for presentation: July 26

 

Topic Areas

We will consider proposals on the following and related topics. The program committee encourages submissions from diverse organizations, disciplines, approaches, and geographies.

  • Broadband technologies, deployment, adoption, and regulation 
  • Wireless policy (e.g., auctions, 5G, Radio spectrum, WRC-19)
  • Media, content, and online platforms and their regulation 
  • Internet governance
  • Privacy, information security, cybersecurity, data protection, and surveillance
  • Innovation policy and intellectual property (copyright, trademark and patent)
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., AI, facial & biometric recognition, etc) and their social, economic, and policy implications
  • Data science, data-driven and evidence-based policy making, economics, and policy/program analysis
  • Competition and antitrust analysis and policy
  • User and consumer behavior in communications and media
  • International communications and developing countries
  • International dimensions of technology policy: trade, geopolitics localization
  • Gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

 

Papers and Posters

Paper sessions generally include three presentations of selected papers, grouped by common topic, with a moderator. Presentations are 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

In the poster session, participants display materials that highlight their research and discuss such research with conference attendees. Posters should display the question, hypothesis, data, and results. 

Proposals (abstracts) must be submitted at https://www.tprcweb.com/by March 15.

 

Guidelines

TPRC will not accept papers previously accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding, in a law review, or as a chapter in a published book. 

An author may present only one paper or poster at the conference, although may be a coauthor on multiple papers or posters. An author may submit multiple abstracts for consideration, but at most one will be accepted. 

Papers not submitted in final form by July 26 will be removed from the program. 

TPRC is a research conference; therefore, any paper or proposal must meet academic standards of research. 

 

Proposal Criteria:

Proposals are an abstract of the research. Abstracts should:

  • Convey the paper's contributions. This includes explanations of
    • The objective(s) of the paper, relevant field(s) of research, and topic
    • The methods and data, if relevant (empirical methods are not required);
    • Why the research is novel and relevant to contemporary communications policy; and
    • Results or conclusions if available.
      • Be 500 words or less.
      • Not include author's name or other identifying information.

Review Process:

All abstracts will be evaluated through double-blind peer review and assessed on the merits of the proposed contribution. Each submission will be reviewed by three or four members of the TPRC Program Committee. The chair of the Program Committee is ultimately responsible for final decisions, which are made in consultation with the committee. The Program Committee aspires to provide written feedback to submitters along with notifications.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: from February 15 through March 15
  • Notice of decisions: May 31
  • Final accepted papers in full form: July 26
  • Posters: September 20 

 

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Call for Juried Panels: ALISE Annual 2019

Call for Juried Panels

Deadline: March 15, 2019 

Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2019

 

Submissions are encouraged for Juried Panels for the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference, "Exploring learning in a global information context." This conference welcomes contributions that explore how LIS schools in various parts of the world respond to the growing career opportunities in the information professions by developing curricula, programs, and research activities that address global LIS education issue.  

 

A panel must have a clear focus explicitly related to the conference theme. Panels should be designed to foster interaction between panelists and audience members. Innovative panel formats are encouraged. Panel presentations will be scheduled in 90-minute blocks.  Submission Requirements/Instructions: All submissions must be entered into the ALISE 2019 Submission System at www.conftool.pro/alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. When making a submission, be prepared to provide the following information: 

 

  • Type of Submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Submission, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster) 
  • First and Last (Family) name of all authors  
  • Email address for all authors ·Institution/Organization name of each author 
  • Title of Presentation ·Full abstract (this can be copied and pasted into the system) ·Short abstract (50-100 word summary of the work for potential use on website and in conference publications) 
  • Keyword(s)

 

Application Instructions:

Please complete page 1 of the submission form, then click on "Proceed" in the lower left corner. On page 2 of the submission form, you will be able to review what you entered on the previous page and can upload a file containing your contribution (this is optional and uploading a file will not increase or decrease chances of acceptance). If you are satisfied with your submission, please click on "Upload File (optional) and Complete Submission." If you wish to save your work and add a file later, click on "Save Submission."  Please note: By submitting your juried panel, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work. 
Authors whose panels are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019.  Failure to do so will result in removal of the panel from the proceedings. 


Evaluation Criteria: Abstracts will be evaluated by the Juried Panels Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Congruence with the conference theme
  • Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
  • Qualifications of the proposed presenters
  • Appropriateness of the panel format; innovation is encouraged
  • Opportunity for audience interaction

Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program.  

 

Questions? Please direct questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Panels to the co-chairs: Kyle M. L. Jones Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) kmlj@iupui.edu  Linda Lillard Clarion University llillard@clarion.edu

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Works in Progress Showcase

Call for Works in Progress Showcase
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2019

Attendees of the conference at any stage of their career are invited to share current research and research-in-progress through posters presented at the Works in Progress Showcase.

A poster for the works-in-progress showcase should explicate the process of your research project or agenda. You may wish to highlight the particularly difficult, complex, or otherwise thorny aspects of your work. All approaches are welcomed, including any mix of qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, action, participatory, evaluation, design, development, or other methods. Participants will receive feedback in an informal setting, creating an excellent opportunity to identify collaborators and obtain feedback that may enrich research. It may also facilitate collaboration and development of new educational initiatives.

The posters for the Works in Progress Showcase are neither refereed nor judged. Space is limited, however, and acceptance will be based on space availability with priority given to posters that align with the conference theme, "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context."

Submission Requirements/Instructions:
All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019.

When preparing a submission, be ready to provide the following information:
• Type of submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Submission, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster)
• Address for correspondence
• First and last (family) name of all authors
• Email address(es) for all authors
• Institution/organization name of each author
• Title of Poster
• In the "Abstract" field, enter your project description (this can be copied and pasted into the system). You are limited to 250 words.
• Keyword(s)

Select submit once all data has been entered into the submission form.

Please note: By submitting your Works in Progress Poster, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work.

Authors whose posters are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019. Failure to do so will result in removal of the poster from the proceedings.

Eligibility:
All conference attendees are welcome to submit posters of their work in progress. Doctoral students may not submit the same research presented in the doctoral student research competition.

Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019.

Questions?
Please direct questions regarding the 2019 Call for Works in Progress Showcase to the committee co-chairs:

Matthew Griffis
University of Southern Mississippi
matthew.griffis@usm.edu

Beth St. Jean
University of Maryland
bstjean@umd.edu

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Technical Services Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALISE Technical Services Education SIG: 
Resources for Teaching in a Rapidly Changing Global Tech Services Environment


ALISE Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2019, Knoxville, Tennessee


The global information context is changing rapidly, and resources to support instruction relating to the evolving standards and practices in technical services are in high demand. The RDA Toolkit is being restructured and redesigned, for example. New standards and practices are being introduced to support sharing and reuse of digital objects housed in institutional repositories, and the platforms themselves are undergoing changes (e.g., Fedora 3/Fedora 4). Open educational resources are increasingly being encouraged for use in the classroom as adaptable and affordable alternatives to print textbooks, but how robust are the resources that are available? What can and should Technical Services instruction do in the face of this evolving context, world-wide?

The ALISE Technical Services Education SIG welcomes proposals for presentations that will address the need for high-quality teaching materials in tech services from a variety of perspectives. What resources do we have and use? What is needed? What is in development? Going forward, what is the best way to future-proof our teaching resources in a rapidly changing tech environment? What can and should technical services educators do to support reflective practice that is ultimately responsive to change? Proposals that address the conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context, are encouraged. 

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG co-conveners, Karen Snow (ksnow@dom.edu) and Heather Moulaison Sandy (moulaisonhe@missouri.edu), by February 28, 2019. Provide a title for your presentation, presenter names and affiliations, and the topic you plan to address. 

 

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Call for Participation: NASKO 2019

NASKO 2019: Knowledge Organization: Community and Computation

Venue: Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Conference Dates: June 13 - 14, 2019

Extended Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2019

 

Knowledge organization systems, practices, and communities form the infrastructure for widespread knowledge sharing. Practitioners turn to universal knowledge organizing systems to produce and freely exchange data and information. Additionally, the digital information environment has invited experimentation and new approaches in KO-related computation, including ontologies and linked data applications.

 

Both traditional and newer approaches to KO have significant cultural and social dimensions that must not be underestimated though. Knowledge organization has the power to support or subvert specific points of view and frameworks of understanding. Historically, the perspectives of certain communities, including regional groups, cultural groups, and domains of practice have been underrepresented in knowledge organization. Computational approaches offer new possibilities in KO, but also run the risk of further marginalizing some community knowledges. KO has an even more significant role today's information environment as well, as we face accusations of fake news, post-truths, and outright concerns about the validity and contextualization of information. NASKO 2019 seeks to address these issues by examining KO innovations, communities, and consequences, encompassing the full continuum of KO activity, from research exploring community, people, and human-driven practices to research on computational approaches.

 

The Seventh North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2019) invites submissions covering, but not limited to KO history and foundations, theory, epistemological stances, domain analytical approaches, community of practices, community representation and misrepresentation, digital life-cycle, and computational approaches.

 

Proposal Categories include: Research and Position Papers, Posters, and the Doctoral Symposium.

 

For further details, instructions, and deadlines, please refer to the conference page: http://www.iskocus.org/nasko2019-cfp.php

 

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Call for Submissions: ALISE Eugene G. Garfield Dissertation Award Competition

Deadline: February 28, 2019  

 

For award criteria and qualifications see https://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=436

 

To submit your dissertation for consideration:

  1. All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019 . New users will need to register and create an account.
  2. Select the relevant track: ALISE 2019 Research Competitions
  3. Complete the relevant fields
  4. Indicate type of submission: ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition

 

Submissions outside of the Easy Chair system will not be accepted.

 

Please direct questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Panels to the chair:

Laurie Bonnici. University of Alabama. lbonnici@ua.edu 

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Call for Juried Paper Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019

ALISE 2019: Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context
Deadline for Juried Paper submissions (max. 1,000 words): March 15, 2019 
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2019

This call for Juried Papers seeks original contributions including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, best practices, think pieces, and critical essays that contribute to elaboration of the conference theme of "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." This conference welcomes contributions that explore how LIS schools in various parts of the world respond to the growing career opportunities in the information professions by developing curricula, programs, and research activities that address global LIS education issues. 

Submissions should be original, not papers that have been previously published. The work should not be under review elsewhere, including at another conference, journal or workshop. 

There are no restrictions on research methodology. Alternative perspectives, creative and non-conventional responses to library and information science education concerns within the context of inquiry supporting teaching, research and professional practice are welcomed and encouraged! 


Submission Requirements/Instructions:
All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019  First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019. 

When making a submission, be prepared to provide the following information: 

  • Type of Submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Session, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster)
  • Address for correspondence
  • First and last (family) name of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institution/organization name of each author
  • Title of paper
  • 1000-word full abstract (this can be copied and pasted into the system)
  • Mini-abstract (50-100 word summary of the work for potential use on the website and in conference publications
  • Keyword(s) 

Select 'Submit' once all data has been entered into the submission form.

Please note: By submitting your juried paper proposal, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work. 

Authors whose papers are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019. Failure to do so will result in removal of the paper from the proceedings. 


Evaluation Criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated by the Juried Paper Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Connection to conference theme
  • Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
  • Originality of ideas
  • Potential impact/significance
  • Select references to relevant literature
  • Overall quality of writing 


Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.
Applicants will be informed of the Committee's decisions by May 15, 2019. 

Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference. 

Please note: Juried Papers accepted for presentation at the conference which are developed into full papers, may be submitted to JELIS for consideration for publication. 

Questions? Please direct any questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Papers to committee co-chairs: 
John M. Budd University of Missouri buddj@missouri.edu
Jeonghyun Kim University of North Texas Jeonghyun.Kim@unt.edu

 

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Call for Proposals: Aslib Journal of Information Management Special Issue

Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research


Special issue call for papers from Aslib Journal of Information Management

This special issue, to be published in 2019, is guest edited by Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo, NY, USA). 

 

Due date: The due date has been extended to 15 February, 2019

What is the focus of this special issue? 

Methods in information behaviour research have remained relatively stable over time. Interviews and questionnaires remain the primary methods used in empirical studies. Although a diversity of diseases, contexts and groups has been covered in information behaviour research for health contexts, understanding of information behaviour can benefit from studies using a range of more innovative methods, including visual methods, methods focusing on embodiment, discursive approaches, and participatory techniques.  

For this special issue, we invite papers on innovative research methods used in studies of health information behaviour. The emphasis must be on the critical assessment of the method, and its particular value for the group under study, rather than a simple report of findings. Potential methods of interest could include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Participatory methods including participatory action research
  • Visual research methods
  • Metaphor identification
  • Methods focusing on embodiment
  • Discursive research methods, e.g. narratives, traditional storytelling
  • Autoethnography
  • Agile research methodology 
  • Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and content analyses on the use of these methods in health information behavior studies will also be considered. 


Submissions 

Papers should focus on any one or more methods appropriate to study health information behaviour, in the context of any disease or user group; the focus should be on the use of innovative research methods. The value of the research methods should be assessed in a critical and analytical manner. 


Opinion pieces will not be considered for the special issue. 

Papers should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length (including references) and in formatted accordance with the journal's author guidelines. 


About the Journal 

Aslib Journal of Information Management (AJIM; previously: Aslib Proceedings, ISSN: 2050-3806) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science.  

Information about the journal can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=AJIM 


Schedule dates and submission deadlines 

Paper submission: 30 January, 2019 (extended to 15 February, 2019)

Notice of review results: 30 March, 2019 

Revisions due: 30 April, 2019 

Publication: Aslib Journal of Information Management, volume 71, issue 5, 2019

 

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Call for Submissions: 2019 Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. 

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. 


Award: A $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded in two disbursements. 


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited MLS or Ph.D library school program and provide proof of enrollment. 
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and committees. Please check http://reformanortheast.org for upcoming meetings and events.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish speaking community. 


The REFORMA Northeast Chapter's Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, national origin, creed, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association membership. Applications and additional information are currently available on http://reformanortheast.org. Applications may be submitted from January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified on April 15th, 2019 of the Scholarship Award Committee's decision. 


For more information, please contact Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at louismuniz@yahoo.com, with the subject line "2019 RNE Scholarship." 

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Call for Submissions: SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend - Call for Submissions

Stipend to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference, June 14-18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio USA

 

SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the 2019 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This award will be presented at the awards event at the 2019 SLA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive one complementary ticket to the awards event.


SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.

 

Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2019

 

Qualifications:

The SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits a personal statement of up to 1000 words on how they believe this award will benefit them personally and professionally.

 

Instructions for submission:

Submit your application by March 15, 2019. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, name of your library school and statement to:

Bette Finn

bette.finn@library.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-894-1790

 

Notification:

Applicants will receive notification on award status by late March. The award check will be presented at the SLA conference.


The award recipient's name will be posted to the Engineering Division's website.


An announcement and introduction of the award recipient will be posted to the Engineering Division website, and will appear as an article in the Sci-Tech News.

 

The award winner will receive a one year SLA student membership to the Engineering Division ($20).


Post Award Requirements: 

The award winner will be required to fulfill one of the two post award requirements:

  •      Attend an Engineering Division Board meeting shortly following the annual conference to give a report about your conference experience.
  •      Submit an article to the Engineering Division newsletter, SciTech News, within six months of attending the conference covering your conference experience or what you took away from the conference.

 

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Call for Proposals: 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science / L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to
people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of "Circles of Conversation." CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:

  • outreach
  • conversation health & moderation
  • relationship-building
  • impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
  • impact of the outside world within the library/academy
  • knowledge translation
  • decolonization and Indigenization
  • challenge to established authority


Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.


Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.


Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.


Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.



The submission deadline for all proposals is Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

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Call for Submissions: 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarship and the 2019-2020 Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship.

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.

The REFORMA scholarship is open to students who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.  The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children's or young adult librarianship and are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

More information and the application can be found on REFORMA's Scholarship Page. 

For questions, please email Delores Carlito at dcarlito@uab.edu<mailto:dcarlito@uab.edu> with the subject 2018 REFORMA Scholarship Questions.

 

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Call for Papers: The Second International Symposium on Qualitative Methods

The Institute of Library Research and Information at the National Autonomous University of Mexico invite researchers, teachers, librarians, scholars and practitioners of librarianship, information studies and related areas, graduate students, and those interested in qualitative methods to participate in the 

II International Symposium on 
Qualitative methods in Library and Information Studies 

 June 10th-June 14th, 2019 

 

Academic coordinators

  • Dra. Patricia Hernandez Salazar 
    Institute of Library Research and Information. 
  • Egbert John Sanchez Vanderkast 
    Institute of Library Research and Information. 


To view the entire announcement (in Spanish), please follow this link. 

 

Important dates: 
Submissions should be sent by March 31st, 2019. 
Results will be disclosed on April 21st, 2019.  

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Call for Submissions: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1,500 enables a master's candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.

 

Who should apply:

Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or their diasporas and who have career aspirations involving service to users seeking information about, or researching topics involving these areas, are urged to apply. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.

 

Eligibility:

Open to Master's degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library and information studies in the United States or Canada who have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study.

 

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé
  • Letter of Reference
  • Unofficial Transcripts

 

Deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2019

Award Granted: March 30, 2019

 

Full information and online application:

https://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalmscholarship/

  

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Call for Nominations: 2019 Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award

Do you know a colleague who is in the early stages of an archives career and who exhibits great leadership skills? Please consider nominating her/him for the Society of American Archivists' Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award. The deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

Awarded for the first time in 2012 and renamed in 2017, the Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award celebrates and encourages early-career archivists who have completed archival work of broad merit, demonstrated significant promise of leadership, performed commendable service to the archives profession, or some combination of these. Nominees must have more than two years and less than ten years of professional archives experience at the time of nomination. The award is given based on the total experience and contributions of the awardee, including knowledge, leadership, participation, and achievements in the profession.

 

Requirements:

  • Nominees must be SAA members and will have more than two years and less than ten years of professional archives experience. Nominees must meet as many of the following criteria as possible:
  • Work of merit that has made a substantive contribution to an area (or areas) of the archives profession beyond the nominee's local institution and that holds promise for future contributions.
  • Demonstrated leadership through collaborative work or exemplary service to local, regional, and/or national archival and cultural associations.
  • Involvement in successful outreach and advocacy efforts on behalf of the nominee's institution and the archives profession.


A nomination must include the nominee's résumé and three letters of support from colleagues who are familiar with the nominee's work and professional activities. members, each representing a different institution.

 

Here is a link with more details on the award criteria, eligibility and the application form: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45673-Society-Of-American-Archivists

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Call for Proposals: Information Literacy Network of the GCC Spring Symposium

Call for Papers

Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Education, Impact, and Reflections

ILN GCC Spring Symposium, Abu Dhabi, April 24 - 25, 2019



Please consider submitting a proposal for the Information Literacy Network of the GCC's Spring Symposium. The theme of the symposium is "Education, Impact, and Reflection." The Conference Planning Committee gladly welcomes proposals for research reports, panel discussions, workshops, and poster presentations. We are seeking proposals from academic, school, public, and special librarians, as well as educators and researchers, on any topic related to information literacy. The Committee encourages creativity.


The ILN GCC Spring Symposium will be held on April 24 - 25, 2019, at New York University Abu Dhabi, located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The two-day symposium will bring together librarians, educators, and researchers from the Gulf region and beyond. We seek to exchange ideas, best practices, and exchange knowledge amongst attendees. 


1st deadline for online submission: January 27, 2019

2nd deadline for online submission: February 15, 2019


For more information please see the call for proposals:

https://www.ilngcc.org/call-for-papers


Submit your proposal here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9fuOmGRNqtYKEdZV4TJtk4jY_YFbZkgi6XwpU6rz5MYHwig/viewform


Registration will open on February 1, 2019. The event will cost $15. If you have any questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Jeff Verbeem jeffery.verbeem@zu.ac.ae.

 

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Call for Proposals: Social Bots Analysis With Mixed Methods

15% of Twitter users are bots. Social bots are not just present during elections, but instead are everywhere, in areas like politics, health, social movements, etc.

 

If you want a new direction for your research interests, to find an idea for your PhD dissertation or Master's thesis, learn more about related studies and possible opportunities, share your research, or start a new collaboration, please join us for a half-day free workshop at the 2019 iConference to be held in Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 31st, 2019, 1:30-5 pm.

 

Title: Detecting and Taming Wild Social Bots with Mixed Methods

Attendees will learn how to use open source tools to collect Twitter data, detect social bots, and use both quantitative and qualitative methods for investigating the activities of social bots. Practical examples of bot detection and strategies will be provided within the context of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting.

 

Abstract Submission:

The workshop welcomes submissions up to 500 words for short paper presentations (15 minutes) of case studies related to social bots. Please send your abstract of up to 500 words to karami@sc.edu.

 

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Feb 15th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Mar 1st, 2019

 

Agenda:

  • Welcome, Overview, Introductory Activity
  • Twitter Data Collection with R
  • Social Bots Detection and Botometer
  • Social Bots Analysis with Mixed Methods using R and NVivo
  • Practical Examples
  • Case Studies
  • Q&A

 

Organizers:

Amir Karami, iSchool, University of South Carolina, karami@sc.edu

Vanessa Kitzie, iSchool, University of South Carolina, kitzie@mailbox.sc.edu

Ehsan Mohammadi, iSchool, University of South Carolina, ehsan2@mailbox.sc.edu

 

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Call for Proposals: iConference - Young People, Information, and Technology

Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

Do you work in the area of young people, information, and technology? For our iConference workshop, we want to bring together researchers focused on the intersection of these three areas. Our goal is to build a research community that supports and promotes innovative, groundbreaking research in this critical area of youth engagement with technology and information.

The workshop will include presentations on current and ongoing research in this area, followed by design activities and discussion focused on topics such as:

  • What role can iSchools play in exploring relationships between information, young people, and technology? 
  • What methods are best for studying young people's digital practices around reading / writing / gaming, and their effects on how young people participate/engage?
  • Which theoretical frameworks support this work? 
  • How do privacy issues complicate both how young people participate, and how we, as a scholarly community, study them?

For the workshop presentations, we are looking for submissions focused on research that sits at the intersection of information, young people, and technology. We are looking for short, 10-minute papers, demonstrations, or creative activities.

If you are interested in presenting your research during the workshop, please submit a 250-word abstract by January 18th, 2019 to mmarten3@kent.edu.

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Call for Proposals and Scholarship Applications: IDEAL '19

Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions? 


Are you doing groundbreaking research on diversity and inclusion-related topics and want to share it with your colleagues on an international platform?


Mark your calendar for IDEAL '19 to be held August 6-7, 2019, on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. A call for presentations, posters, and scholarships will follow in February 2019.


IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. 

IDEAL '19  will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.


As a result of participating in IDEAL '19, attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in academic and public libraries and archives
  • Develop a robust strategy for workplace diversity and inclusion that aligns with organizational or community missions
  • Explore strategies for creating globally inclusive and culturally competent professions
  • See inclusion as a gateway to organizational excellence, social responsibility, and community engagement
  • Contribute to conversations about measuring the effectiveness of efforts to create inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces and communities

Sign up to receive e-mail updates about IDEAL '19



IDEAL '19 Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are offering up to fifty $1,000 scholarships for individuals to attend IDEAL '19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives, August 6-7, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Funds from the scholarships may be used to cover the cost of registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals. The goal is to encourage conference participation and engagement of library staff and faculty who might not have the financial resources to attend IDEAL '19. 

 

Learn more at https://library.osu.edu/ideal-19/scholarships

 

Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 10, 2019



The IDEAL '19 program committee invites proposals on advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. IDEAL '19 will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive working environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by that organization.

Learn more at https://library.osu.edu/ideal-19/call-for-proposals

 

Registration is Coming Soon

Registration for IDEAL '19 will begin on February 1, 2019.

Early-bird rate: $200 (February 1 - April 30)


Regular rate: $250 (May 1 - July 1)


Student rate: $100

Sign up to receive additional e-mail updates about IDEAL '19.

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Call for Nominations: Margaret E. Monroe Adult Services Award

Do you know someone who has done amazing work in library services to adults? Would you like that person to be recognized by the profession and win money? If so, please consider nominating that person for the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, awarded by the Reference & User Services Association and sponsored by NoveList.

 

Established in 1985, RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award is $1,250* and a citation presented to a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services. The individual may be a practicing librarian, a library and information science researcher or educator, or a retired librarian who has brought distinction to the profession's understanding and practice or services for adults.

 

To learn more about the award, please visit this page:

http://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/rusa-margaret-e-monroe-library-adult-services-award/

 

To nominate someone (or yourself!), please complete the nomination form found on the RUSA Update Resources Page. Submitted materials should include:

  1. Nomination letter, describing the ways in which the nominee has made a significant contribution to library adult services. Letter should address some of all of the following: publications, leadership, measurable effectiveness of programs, influence on others, and creative and innovative concepts.
  2. Resume of the nominee and/or summary of the nominee's activities and contributions.
  3. A minimum of two letters of endorsement containing specific reasons for supporting the nomination.
  4. Any other supporting materials that illustrate the nominee's significant contribution.



The deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to February 15th.  

Still have questions? Please contact Margaret E. Monroe committee chair, Neil Hollands (nholland@wrl.org).

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Call for Submissions: Scholarships for ACRL/NEC Conferences

Scholarships are available for ACRL|NEC members to attend:

  • Annual Conference (May 6, 2019 in Portland, ME)
  • National ACRL Conference (April 10-13, 2019 in Cleveland)
  • ACRL Immersion (Summer TBD) 

We also offer a Best Paper Award and a Professional Development Award

 

You can join ACRL-New England for $20/Librarian, $5/Library Student, or $10/Paraprofessional or Retiree. You do NOT need to be a member of ALA or ACRL-National to join the New England Chapter!



The Christine Drew Scholarship is to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to attend one track of ACRL Immersion. The scholarship is available to those ACRL/NEC members who have been accepted into an upcoming ACRL Immersion track or have attended ACRL Immersion in the past calendar year. Preference will be given to those applicants who are attending their first ACRL Immersion. The scholarship includes up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference held the year the recipient was awarded the Christine Drew Scholarship. Deadline:  February 8, 2019

Apply now to the Christine Drew Scholarship
Make a donation to the Christine Drew Scholarship.

Continuing Education Scholarship to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to pursue continuing education or professional development opportunities related to librarianship. Up to $500/year and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the Continuing Education Scholarship

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC member librarians or library staff to attend the Chapter's Annual Conference. Covers registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC student members enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program, or December 2018/January 2019 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students

ACRL National Conference Scholarship to enable an ACRL/NEC member to attend the ACRL's national conference in 2019. Covers up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL National Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now for the ACRL National Conference Scholarship

Best Paper Award
 for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250 and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now for the Best Paper Award

 

View a list of our Past Award Winners.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please send an email to the committee co-chairs.

 

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Call for Essays: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year. 

 

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2019.

 

Application Process:

Students will submit an essay on the topic below:

"Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals." 


Full details are available on our site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Webinar Series

We are inviting proposals for the ALISE webinar series (specifically, for April-September, 2019). We are looking for submissions on the topics relevant to the research and practice of LIS education that will be of interest to ALISE members. Topics that are current and relevant, cover innovative approaches, and have practical application are particularly welcome. We encourage potential presenters to consider how their proposed offering compares to other similar professional development opportunities.

 

Sample topics that we'd like to see covered are (but not limited to):

  • Collaborations of different schools on educational programs
  • New models and approaches to offering degree programs
  • New dual degrees
  • Using student evaluations effectively
  • Diversifying and internationalizing your curriculum
  • Rethinking long-standing assignment, testing, and grading practices
  • Capstone projects and e-portfolios
  • Service-based and experiential learning; partnership-based education
  • Internships and co-op education
  • Preparing PhD students for the current academic job market (and beyond)
  • Teaching controversial, tough, or unpopular topics

 

Please consult the webinar submission guidelines: https://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals and the list of previous webinars: https://www.alise.org/webinar-archive. Please note that all webinar proposals have to be submitted using the online webinar submission form found here: https://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals ("Submit your proposal").

 

The webinar co-coordinators Keren Dali and Dan Albertson are happy to discuss webinar ideas and help you develop your proposals. We are also ready to help potential presenters with similar interests find and team up with each other.

 

Webinar proposals can be submitted at any time. However, to improve your chances of acceptance and to help us with building the schedule, we encourage you to submit your proposal by February 1, 2019.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the webinar co-coordinators. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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Call for Nominations: ALA Library Research Round Table

ALA's Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is seeking nominations to run for elected positions on the Steering Committee: Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large. These service opportunities are a wonderful way to get involved with the association and LRRT. Our charge is to provide public program opportunities to disseminate research findings and educate the professional community on research techniques for problem solving and decision making. 

 

Duties

 Chair-Elect:

  • Supports the current Chair with managing the work of the LRRT (LRRT Forum Program at ALA Annual, Mentorship Program, Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Library Research Seminar planning, and other potential initiatives). 
  • Leads the Nominating Committee.  Attends Steering Committee meetings.  
  • Assumes role of Chair in the following year, and Past Chair the year after that. 

 

Secretary-Treasurer:

  • Serves as the secretary for the steering committee and oversees financial reports from ALA.

 

Member-At-Large:

  • Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning.
  • Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings. 

 

Candidates must be LRRT members in good standing at the time of election.

 

If you are interested, please send your expression of interest and vita to nominatenowlrrt@gmail.comby Friday, January 18, 2019

 

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Call for Proposals: Diversity Research Grant Program

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science. Proposals are due by midnight Pacific time on April 15, 2019. 

 

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.

 

Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits and a budget plan and timeline on the provided template.

 

For examples of past projects and a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity

 

Attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meeting can join past and presenter researchers on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a discussion group focused on proposal-writing tips and funding opportunities. The Diversity Research News You Can Use session on Saturday, Jan. 26 will include updates from currently funded research projects.  

 

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Call for Essays: The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award

The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications for a new Society of American Archivists (SAA) award. The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award recognizes and acknowledges individuals of color, such as those of African, Asian, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander descent, who are employed in archives and who manifest an interest in becoming active members of SAA. Recipients receive full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the SAA Annual Meeting during the year in which the award is received. In addition, recipients receive a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

This award supports the objectives of SAA's Archivists and Archives of Color Section's objectives:

  • Providing individuals of color employed in archives with an opportunity for professional development and networking through engagement with SAA; and
  • Promoting increased participation in SAA by individuals of color employed in an archives by exposing first-time Annual Meeting attendees to the experience of attending national meetings and encouraging them to join and remain members of the organization.

Created in 2017, the award is named in honor of Brenda S. Banks, Fellow and Past President of SAA and co-founder of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section. The award is sponsored by SAA's Archivists and Archives of Color Section and funded through the SAA Foundation.


Application Requirements:

Recipients will be selected based on the strength of their personal statement/essay. Personal statements/essays must be no more than 500 words and will be evaluated on:

  • Overall clarity;
  • Understanding of professional goals and experience with and/or commitment to working with, or documenting and preserving the histories of communities of color;
  • Description of the benefits of attending the SAA Annual Meeting; and
  • Explanation of commitment to SAA, diversity and inclusion, and the profession.

In addition, applicants must include a current CV or resume.

 

To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent;
  • Must be currently employed in an archives; and
  • Shall not have previously attended an SAA Annual Meeting.

Click here to preview the application and/or to apply.

 

Applications must be received by February 28, 2019.

Questions? Please direct them to Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Ph.D., Chair of the Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee, mvargasb@ufl.edu or (352) 273-2692.

 

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Call for Papers: The Third International Congress of Digital Archives

Since 2015, the International Congress of Digital Archives has emerged as the benchmark forum for the analysis, discussion and presentation of research, technological developments and proposals to preserve long-term sound and audiovisual content in digital files.

 

The First International Conference on Sustainable Digital Archives. Conservation and Access to the Sounds and Images of the Future, focused on reflections relating to long-term digital presevation. 

In 2017, the Second Congress had, as its central theme, Connecting Knowledge of Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries (BAMG) for Digital Preservation in order to motivate the generation of collaborative projects and proposals relating to BAMG collaboration, to assist with digital preservation. 

In 2019, the issue to be addressed will be Shaping the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Content. With this theme, we seek to promote the use of these technological tools in the creation, development, and social use of digital files in the coming decades.

 

We are pleased to present the Call for the Third International Congress of Digital Archives. On the following link (in Spanish) you will find complete information: http://difusion.iibi.unam.mx/CIADIII/page1.html

 

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Call for Papers: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2019

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
June 2-6, 2019 - Urbana-Champaign, IL
Curated Knowledge. Connected People. Extraordinary Results. 


Updated Deadline: January 25, 2019


Communities Welcomed:
JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.


Additional Topics of Interest:
In addition to the topics indicated above, the following are some of the many topics that will be considered relevant, as long as connections are made to digital libraries:

  • Collaborative and participatory information environments
  • Crowdsourcing and human computation
  • Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
  • Distributed information systems
  • Document genres
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
  • Information and knowledge systems
  • Information visualization
  • Infrastructure and service design
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Linked data and its applications
  • Performance evaluation
  • Personal digital information management
  • Scientific data management
  • Social media, architecture, and applications
  • Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
  • User behavior and modeling
  • User communities and user research

 

We invite submissions in many forms: short papers, long papers, panels, posters, tutorials, and workshops. We also host a Doctoral Consortium.


Submission Deadlines: 
Jan. 25, 2019 - Tutorial, workshop, full paper and short paper, and consortium submissions
Jan. 29, 2019 - Panel, poster and demonstration submissions


Submissions are to be made in electronic format via the conference's EasyChair submission page. Please see the conference website for more details: https://2019.jcdl.org/

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Call for Proposals: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2019 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

 

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research around serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website: http://bit.ly/RSSResearchandStatistics. The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Washington, DC.

 

Criteria for selection:

      1. Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies

      2. Quality: Research design and methodologies

      3. Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service



NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.



 

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Friday, January 11th. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 18th, 2019. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 



 

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents:

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact's name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.



SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

      1. Title of the project

      2. Explicit statement of the research problem

      3. Description of the research design and methodologies

      4. Findings or results if available

      5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)



Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2018-2019 committee chairs:

Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com) and Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@pobox.com)

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Call for Proposals: 2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Opening Doors for Each Other:

Collaborations for Shared Success

 

2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Monday, May 6, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine
https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals


Working in a library means collaboration with other stakeholders. While collaboration can be challenging, does focusing on shared success improve outcomes? The theme of our 2019 Annual Conference, Opening Doors for Each Other, emphasizes support that goes in more than one direction--whether it is across organizational lines or via relationships external to the library. It broadens the concept of openness to encompass not only open access but also collaboration, transparency, opportunity, creativity, inclusion, and mutual support across the library and beyond.

 

ACRL New England's Annual Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals for sessions in a variety of formats in which you can share the stories of your collaborative successes. When partnering with someone on a program or project, how did you "open doors" for each other? All kinds of collaborations are welcome:

On campus, such as:

  •  across departments within your library
  • with other departments on campus
  • with student groups
  • with particular user populations, such as underrepresented groups

Off campus, such as:

  • with vendors
  • with other libraries
  • with professional associations

Stories of mentorship and responsibility-sharing in times of stress are also welcome!

Staff, faculty, administrators, and students in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to submit proposals by February 10, 2019.

 

See the full call for proposals, including session formats, submission requirements, and the link to submit a proposal, on the conference website: https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals

 

Questions? Email the 2019 Conference Planning Committee at acrlnec2019@gmail.com

 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on Saturday, June 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback. 

 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

 

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application. 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 NETSL Annual Spring Conference

The NETSL (New England Technical Services Librarians) Annual Spring Conference will be held Friday April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

 

We are seeking proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions and 7-minute lightning talks for our 2019 theme, "Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services." After so many themes on the library of the future, for this year we invite proposals that share attainable projects, tools for keeping the library running on lower budgets, software demos, project management ideas, financial discussions, troubleshooting copyright issues or presentations on any number of our "everyday skills."  

 

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Please submit your proposal using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/qhDPzKzrN51qLVne2. Presenters will be notified about proposals via email in late February.

 

You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

 

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at netsl@nelib.org.

 

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Call for Papers: 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2019)

Melbourne, Australia | 19 - 23 October 2019


INFORMATION... ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, ANY WAY

Information has been the root cause of significant changes in economic, social, scientific, political, and personal behaviours. But such changes are only realized when information is delivered to the right group, at the right place, at the right time, and in the right way. Information is so tightly woven into our professional and personal activities that we can forget that human choices, which are sometimes embedded in technology, drive how data is produced, stored, shared, preserved, managed, and consumed.

We invite original submissions to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting that will shed light on any aspect of information production, organization, discovery, analysis, storage, representation, retrieval, visualization, manipulation, dissemination, use, evaluation, management, and consumption. With a long tradition spanning more than 80 years, the ASIS&T community draws from and contributes to a wide variety of methods, theories, and approaches and we encourage authors to employ the best approach to address their information-centric research questions. Submissions that emphasise how the place, time, and the way in which information is delivered can galvanize or disenfranchise communities are particularly encouraged. Submissions can take the form of a paper, panel, workshop, tutorial or poster/visual presentation, and this year we will introduce an alternative event category.

Join a cadre of scholars and professionals from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the impact of information science and technology on individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and societies throughout the world.

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Conference Co-Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois

Conference Co-Chair: Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma

Paper Co-Chair: VG Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan

Paper Co-Chair: Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney

 

Poster Co-Chair: Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde

Poster Co-Chair: Dan Wu, Wuhan University

 

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Joan Bartlett, McGill University

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin

 

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Pnina Fichman, University of Indiana

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Howard Rosenbaum

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers

Submission of papers due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted papers: 16 May 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: 12 July 2019

Paper Mentoring

Submission of papers due: 11 March 2019

Feedback regarding submitted papers: 25 March 2019

Workshops &Tutorials

Submission of proposals due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted proposals: 26 April 2019

Camera-ready accepted workshops due: 12 July 2019

Panels and Alternative Events

Submission of panels and alternative events proposals due: 28 May 2019

Notifications regarding submitted panels and alternative events: 10 June 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted panels due: 12 July 2019

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submission of posters due: 17 June 2019

Notifications regarding submitted posters: 23 July 2019

Camera-ready accepted posters/visual presentations due: 2 August 2019

Doctoral Colloquium

Proposal submissions due: 15 July 2019

Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 26 August 2019

 

SUBMISSION TYPES

Long Papers

Long papers should discuss, analyze, and critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Short Papers

Short papers are similar to long papers in terms of scope but may also report work in progress. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Paper mentoring

 A limited mentoring program is available for those who would benefit from feedback prior to submissions, and we encourage students and particularly community members outside of academe to seek early mentorship on a draft version of their long paper submission. These submissions will be paired with a mentor who will provide detailed feedback that can be incorporated into the paper before the deadline. The submissions should be formatted in using the long paper template but need not be anonymized.

 

Panels & Alternative Events

Proposals for 90-minute panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research.

Proposals for 90-minute alternative events sessions are sought for highly interactive engagement which can include (but is not limited to) fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions. All proposals should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.

Panels and alternative events are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions.

 

Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists and alternative events participants who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panels and alternative events proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

 

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submissions are also invited for posters and visual presentations. Posters are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, data sets, methodological tools, or research that is best communicated in a poster format. Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting. All visual presentations must be accompanied by a printed poster.

  • Length: Proposals for posters should be 2-pages in length, single-spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Workshops

Workshops will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. A workshop provides a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggests directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill like a tutorial.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. Tutorials can be either internally facing to address the direct needs within the ASIST community, or externally facing which will attract new members to the association.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Tutorial Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

·         archives, records, cultural heritage materials

·         altmetrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics

·         bioinformatics

·         business informatics

·         cultural informatics, cultural heritage informatics

·         community informatics, online communities

·         crisis informatics

·         data science, data analytics, data mining, social analytics

·         digital data curation, big data

·         digital humanities

·         digital libraries

·         digital youth

·         digital literacy, digital literacies, information literacy

·         e-learning, e-books, m-learning, education in information sciences

·         geographical information systems

·         health informatics

·         history, theory, and philosophy of information

·         human-computer interaction, human-technology interaction, usability

·         human information behavior; information seeking, needs and use; collaborative information seeking

·         ICT4D (information and communication technology for development)

·         information management, knowledge management

·         information architecture, information design

·         information ethics, computing ethics

·         information organization, knowledge organization, knowledge representation, metadata, classification

·         information policy, open access, information and society, Information security, information privacy

·         information retrieval, social information retrieval, multimedia information retrieval

·         information visualization, images and sound

·         international information issues

·         libraries, museums, other cultural institutions, information services

·         mixed methods research

·         personal informatics, personal information management

·         professional practice

·         qualitative research methods

·         quantitative research methods

·         scientific and technical information

·         scholarly communication and new modes of publishing

·         social media

·         social informatics, social computing, socio-technical design, user-centered computing, sustainable computing

·         text mining, natural language processing

·         ubiquitous computing

·         virtual reality, augmented reality

 

PRESENTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Please note that all presenters must register for and attend the meeting in person for at least the day of the presentation, regardless of presentation format. Presenters that have not registered on or before the early bird registration deadline will be removed from the conference program and their paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.

 

TEMPLATE

Please download the ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting Template here: AM19 Proposal Template (https://www.asist.org/am19/wp-content/uploads/ASIST-2019-AM-Template-Final.docx)

 

SUBMISSION SITE

All submissions must be submitted here: Submission Site (https://www.conftool.org/asist2019/). The site will open for submissions 2 January 2019.

 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

 Watch the Conference Website for additional information on the meeting: https://www.asist.org/am19/ 

 

 

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Call for Abstracts: iConference Workshop: Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

 

Do you work in the area of young people, information, and technology? For our iConference workshop, we want to bring together researchers focused on the intersection of these three areas. Our goal is to build a research community that supports and promotes innovative, groundbreaking research in this critical area of youth engagement with technology and information.

  • The workshop will include presentations on current and ongoing research in this area, followed by design activities and discussion focused on topics such as:
  • What role can iSchools play in exploring relationships between information, young people, and technology? 
  • What methods are best for studying young people's digital practices around reading / writing / gaming, and their effects on how young people participate/engage?
  • Which theoretical frameworks support this work? 
  • How do privacy issues complicate both how young people participate, and how we, as a scholarly community, study them?

For the workshop presentations, we are looking for submissions focused on research that sits at the intersection of information, young people, and technology. We are looking for short, 10-minute papers, demonstrations, or creative activities.

 

If you are interested in presenting your research during the workshop, please submit a 250-word abstract by January 18th, 2019 to mmarten3@kent.edu


Note that there will also be a publication opportunity for workshop participants:

Workshop contributions and emergent works will be invited for submission, peer review and publication in the new journal, Information and Learning Sciences, within an "iConference Workshop" Special Issue, guest edited by a selection of the Workshop co-organizers.

 

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Call for Proposals:CFP - 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 (Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies). 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 Instructions
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 Proposals: 2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

Call for Proposals

2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 20-25, 2019

http://www.ala.org/rt/library-research-round-table/2019-lrrt-research-forums-washington-dc-2019

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 18, 2019.  Notification of acceptance will be made in mid-February 2019.

 

Description of the Session

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

 

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  •  Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  • Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  • Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2019 cannot be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  • The paper title.
  • A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  • A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

Send submissions via email to:

Amanda Folk

LRRT Chair

folk.68@osu.edu

 

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Call for Abstracts: 2019 iConference

In this workshop, we seek to bring together researchers from the information fields broadly construed, along with researchers in related disciplines, to showcase the range of areas, practices and methodologies available to research forced migration. The aim is to introduce our information science colleagues to research in related disciplines, as well as acculturate our colleagues from other disciplines into the rich research context and frameworks in information science.

The workshop will feature a panel, lightning talks and various engagement sessions. A Special Issue featuring some of the Workshop contributions will also be produced following the event. 

The following two themes will frame the workshop contributions and discussions:

 

1. Information spaces of refugees

  • Navigating the information environments in new and/or transitional countries
  • Operational knowledge about information practices in different contexts
  • Making space for refugees
  • Evolving services provided by (public) libraries and other information professionals in the context of forced migration


2. Digitally-mediated environments of refugees

  • Information-related skills and strategies that facilitate access to (and uses of) information
  • Role of social media and online spaces in creating/regaining a sense of place
  • Access, accessibility, usability issues in forced migration research
  • Credibility and assessment; multilingual interactions; user-generated content


Abstract Submission

The workshop welcomes submissions for presenting a lightning talk of 15 minutes in one of the main themes of the workshop: Information spaces of refugees and digitally-mediated environments for refugees. Each lightning talk session will be followed by an interactive engagement with  the audience led by the speaker. When submitting an abstract for a talk, please state your plan for an interactive session that encourages audience commentary and engagement. Please plan for no more than 30 minutes. Your submission should include the following things:

● Abstract of your lightning talk with up to 300 words
● Short description of your audience engagement idea with no more than 200 words.

Please send your submission to  iconf2019-forcedmigrationws@lists.hu-berlin.de

Important Dates

● Abstract submission deadline: Jan 15th, 2019
● Notification of acceptance: Feb 15th, 2019


Knowledge Dissemination - Special Issue of IJIDI

In addition to the Workshop, we will also produce a Special Issue in The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) on the theme of the future of forced migration in information science. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research (e.g., empirical, theory-based, methodological, comparative), and we seek a broad spectrum of submissions from workshop attendees as well as those who are not able to attend the workshop. The Special Issue will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports.

Deadlines for the Special Issue of IJIDI: 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 April 30, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 30, 2019. The final papers will be due by October 15, 2019. Publication scheduled for the April 2020 issue. 

Organizers

Dr. Juliane Stiller, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (juliane.stiller@ibi.hu-berlin.de)

Dr. Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University Toronto, Canada (nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca)

Dr. Violeta Trkulja, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (violeta.trkulja@ibi.hu-berlin.de)

Dr. Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada (ishtiaque@cs.toronto.edu)

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Call for Applications: Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019. 


The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. 


Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received. 


For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.  Click here to apply! 


Good Luck!

 

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