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Terrana Curatorial Fellowship, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

The Terrana Curatorial Fellowship is a 13-month, full-time appointment for a recent M.A./Ph.D. in museum studies/art history designed to launch emerging curators into substantial museum careers by providing an immersive educational experience.

The Fellow will participate in the full range of curatorial practice by working with both historical and contemporary works of art, and engaging in writing, public speaking, exhibition press promotions, studio/museum/gallery visits, research, curatorial planning, exhibition catalogue production, and administrative work. The Fellow will report directly to Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., and will work closely with Director Nick Capasso, Ph.D., and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will enjoy a supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture.

As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy as well as opportunities to mentor interns and work with students at Fitchburg State University. The capstone of the Fellowship will be curating our Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the career aspirations of each Fellow. FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks. The Terrana Curatorial Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, plus full health coverage with an option to purchase additional family coverage.

The Fellowship will begin on June 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (lcrossman@fitchburgartmuseum.org), ATTN: Terrana Curatorial Fellowship.

The deadline for application is February 16, 2018.

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Call for Papers: ASIS&T Annual Meeting

The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
November 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada

BUILDING AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION FUTURE WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use.  As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift.  ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.

We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes.  The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T's many special interest groups (SIGs).

We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site

All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:

AM18 Proposal Template

Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:

Tutorial Proposal Form

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials

Submission System opens:  January 2, 2018
Submissions due: April 2, 2018
Notifications: May 4, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018

Visual Presentations
Submission System opens:  January 2, 2018
Submissions due: May 15, 2018
Notifications: June 15, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018

SUBMISSION TYPES

1) Papers:  Papers should discuss, analyze, 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 AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

2) Panels: Proposals for 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. Panels 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 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 AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panel proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted panel proposals will be published in the proceedings.

3) Visual Presentations: Submissions in the form of short papers are invited for visual presentation via poster, demonstration, video, etc. at the meeting. Visual presentations are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format.  Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting.

  • Length: Visual presentation proposals should be 2-pages in length, single spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted visual presentation proposals will be published in the proceedings.

4) Workshops: Workshops will be held after the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest 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. For more information on submitting a workshop, see the Workshop Guidelines.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3  pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted workshop proposals will be published in the proceedings.

5) Tutorials: Tutorials will be held before the conference. Tutorials provide focused learning opportunities that will enable participants to develop a specific skill or competency.

  • Length: The maximum length for a tutorial proposal, including references, is 2 pages plus appendices using the Tutorial Proposal Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

6) Doctoral Colloquium: Keep watching this space for more  information on the Doctoral Colloquium

ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE

Conference Chair:
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada

Paper Co-Chairs:   
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin, Ireland

Panel Co-Chairs:
Rajesh Singh, St. John's University, USA
Catherine L. Smith, Kent State University, USA

Poster Co-Chairs:
Julia Hersberger, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Workshops, Tutorials, local arrangements & logistics:
DeVonne Parks, ASIS&T Director of Meetings & Events
Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director

For more information, contact asistam18@asist.org.

More information about the conference can be found at www.asist.org\am18.

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Call for Proposals: e-Science Symposium

The e-Science Symposium Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for participation at the 10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian eScience Symposium, to be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.

 

This year's symposium theme "Libraries in Data Science: Past and Future" celebrates the 10th anniversary of the e-Science symposium by looking at how far things have come, and focusing on the future of libraries in data science.

 

We are interested in receiving proposals for presentations, interactive workshops and posters that highlight librarians involved in the four areas listed below. Proposals can focus on the evolution of these topics, current projects, future directions, etc.

Proposals should be tied to one of these four categories:

  1. Data Repositories
  2. Data Visualization
  3. Data Outreach
  4. Data Rescue

 

Breakout Sessions: 60-minute presentation or interactive workshop. Selected presenters will receive an honorarium and all travel expenses paid for by the NN/LM NER. All sessions will be video recorded and featured on the e-Science Symposium website. Because there are a limited number of breakout sessions, all presentation and interactive workshop proposals will be considered for a poster presentation.

The deadline for submitting a Breakout Session abstract is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

Poster Session: Awards to the Most Informative Poster in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Poster for Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall.

The deadline for submitting a Poster Session abstract is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

Submit or Learn More  → (https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/proposals.html)

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International Conference on Social Media & Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIETY, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (JULY 18-20, 2018)
THEME: Networked Influence and Virality - REVISITED

IMPORTANT DATES
Full & WIP Papers Due: Jan. 29, 2018
Panels, Workshops, & Posters Due: Mar. 19, 2018

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES
Full and WIP (short) papers presented at the Conference will be published in
the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
(ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All conference
presenters will be invited to submit their work as a full paper to the
special issue of the Social Media + Society journal (published by SAGE).


SUBMISSION DETAILS: http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Join us on July 18-20, 2018 for the 9th annual International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety). The conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of social media researchers, practitioners, and analysts from around the world. The 2018 conference is hosted by the Centre for Business Data Analytics at the Copenhagen Business School.

In 2012, in the wake of Occupy and the Arab Spring, the #SMSociety community explored networked influence and virality, and saw social media and viral events as a democratizing force. Fast forward five years and we find ourselves in quite a different, some would argue, darker social media landscape where those same democratizing forces are now being exploited in ways we could not foresee. With the rapid change on social media platforms and their affordances, the heightened emphasis on mobile and visual communication, the rise of bots, and the increased participation of state actors, we believe it is time to revisit the ideas of Networked Influence and Virality once more!


Powered by networked influence and made possible by privately owned social media platforms, we are said to be in a sharing economy. We are now owning less and sharing more, giving and receiving crowdsourced content, adapting, innovating, remaking, and re-sharing original and remixed materials. New attitudes, practices, and legal precedents about ownership, rights, and information evaluation are emerging with the growing use of social media. The joys of sharing and connecting through social media-as amateur music videos inspire responses and the sharing of cute animal videos brings joy to millions-are tempered with concerns about the manipulation and exploitation of social media platforms. Hateful, anti-social speech, coordinated misinformation campaigns (i.e. "fake news") and "false flag" operation by actors unknown now dominate the news cycle and compete for an opportunity to "go viral."

Considering the rapid changes in social media environments, use, and users, the conference organizers invite scholarly and original submissions that relate to the 2018 theme of "Networked Influence and Virality." We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends in social media research, especially those that explore some of the questions and issues raised below:

  • How do ideas spread online? What are the outcomes of the viral spread of news, memes, content, and creative production?
  • Who are the new influencers and power players in the information landscape of social media?
  • How important are bots in this landscape? How do bots act as social actors? In what ways are they transforming social media?
  • Algorithmic filtering is now the norm on all major social media platforms; how has their implementation changed the user experience?
  • What are the impacts of misinformation and propaganda on elections, commerce, and the attention economy?
  • Is faster, frictionless communication still an ideal to strive for or have we gone too far? Do we need to reintroduce some frictions back to social media platforms?
  • How do corporate interests, activities, sales, and profit motivations drive or otherwise affect sharing practices?
  • What are the characteristics of contemporary social media practices that drive the need for new laws, sharing conventions, censorship, rights to be heard and to be forgotten?
  • Do social media users understand, or are they even aware of, the ethical considerations related to sharing, and re-mixing content on social media?
  • How do users evaluate information received through social media?
  • How does viral culture affect policy, power dynamics, corporations, activists, and personal interests?
  • What new methodologies, tools, and frameworks can researchers bring to bear in studying the flow of information on social media?
  • How do sharing, memes, and viral events contribute to theory-building about our society?


From its inception, the International Conference on Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety) has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Our invited academic and industry keynotes have highlighted the shifting questions and concerns for the social media research community. From introducing media multiplexity and networked individualism with Caroline Haythornthwaite and Barry Wellman in 2010 and 2011, to measuring influence with Gilad Lotan and Sharad Goel in 2012 and 2013, to defining social media research as a field with Keith Hampton in 2014, to identifying our commitments as social media researchers in policy making with Bill Dutton in 2015, to exploring the future of social media technologies with John Weigelt in 2015, to highlighting the challenges of social media data mining in the context of big data with Susan Halford and Helen Kennedy in 2016; and more recently discussing the dark side of social media with Lee Rainie and Ron Deibert in 2017.


Organized by the Social Media Lab <http://socialmedialab.ca/> at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers. The conference's intensive three-day program features workshops, full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, etc. <http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/>

TOPICS OF INTEREST

  • Social Media Impact on Society
  • Political Mobilization & Engagement
  • Extremism & Terrorism
  • Politics of Hate and Oppression
  • Social Media & Health
  • Social Media & the News
  • Social Media & Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
  • Social Media & Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
  • Social Media & Public Administration
  • Online/Offline Communities
  • Trust & Credibility in Social Media
  • Online Community Detection
  • Influential User Detection
  • Identity
  • Theories & Methods
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches
  • Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Theoretical Models for Studying, Analysing and Understanding Social Media
  • Social Media & Small Data
  • Case Studies of Online Communities Formed on Social Media
  • Case Studies of Offline Communities that Rely on Social Media
  • Sampling Issues
  • Value of Small Data
  • Social Media & Big Data
  • Social Media Data Mining
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Visualization of Social Media Data
  • Scalability Issues & Social Media Data
  • Ethics of Big Data/Algorithms
  • Social Media & Mobile
  • App-ification of Society
  • Privacy & Security Issues in the Mobile World
  • Apps for the Social Good
  • Networking Apps

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Research Data Access and Preservation 2018 Summit, Chicago, IL

Registration is now open for the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit <https://www.asist.org/rdap/>, which will take place in Chicago, IL from March 21-23, 2018.


To view the program/schedule and register please visit: https://www.asist.org/rdap<https://www.asist.org/rdap/>


This national conference will feature panel presentations, lightning talks, workshops, and a poster session reception. Managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers will gather to explore topics in the following areas:

  • Data quality: Curation services, Metadata, and Metrics
  • Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
  • FAIR vs. Friction
  • Intersection of Publishing and Data
  • Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
  • Research reproducibility - how data librarians are getting involved


We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker: Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, will address the Summit attendees. More information will be forthcoming.

March 23 is our Workshop/Demo day<https://www.asist.org/rdap/program-2018/#workshops> with additional sessions led by data organizations and experts.

RDAP is also excited to partner with the Journal of eScience Librarianship<http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/> (JeSLIB) to publish the RDAP posters and presentations in this peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Keep up with the conversation on Twitter at #RDAP18 and on the RDAP Facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/ResearchDataAccessPreservation/>.

Questions? Please contact RDAP chairs: Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) & Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu)

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LIDA Conference 2018

LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) CONFERENCE

Submission Deadline Approaching!
Proposals for papers, panels and workshops for LIDA 2018, a biennial conference that brings together students and scholars from across the globe to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing libraries in the digital age, are due Monday, January 15th. Proposals for posters, the PhD forum, and the student showcase are due Thursday, February 15th. This year's conference theme is "Social Justice, Community Engagement and Information Institutions: Access, Diversity, and Inclusion." This year's conference takes place in beautiful Zadar, Croatia, and is co-sponsored by Rutgers University, University of Zadar, and University of Osijek. LIDA 2018 is also sponsored by ASIST, ISSN Internationale, OCLC, the Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen, and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/ and for the CfP, visit: http://bit.ly/2rjQmOl
LIDA 2018 is excited to announce its keynote addresses! 
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Centering Social Justice in LIS Practice
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the iSchool at Illinois
Definition of Risk: A Situation Involving Exposure to Danger
Dr. Toni Samek, School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alberta

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Call for Papers: AMCIS 2018 - Minitracks, New Orleans, LA

Call for Papers: AMCIS 2018
Minitrack #1: Social Theory in Information Systems Research (STIR '18)
Track: Social Inclusion (SIGSI)

24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Aug. 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA, USA

This minitrack solicits papers using social theory to critically examine ICTs and their roles in enabling and constraining social inclusion. What can be done to improve access to computing for underrepresented groups? In what ways do new technologies impact digital divides? What are the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of the Internet of things? These are examples of the kinds of questions we are interested in exploring in this minitrack. We are particularly interested in completed or emerging research using social theory to address the conference theme, Digital Disruption, critically examining the ways in which emerging technologies are changing the sociotechnical landscape in ways that narrow or widen the digital divide.

This will be the 18th consecutive year for STIR, and we hope to continue a tradition of high quality papers, and thought-provoking and lively discussion for IS researchers using social theory in their work.

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that uses social theory to investigate issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Improving access to computing for underrepresented minorities
  • Reengineering the pipeline in STEM education for greater inclusiveness and diversity
  • Critically assessing the ways in which ICTs and information systems can be used to privilege some and exclude others
  • Understanding the impacts of the Internet of Things on the digital divide
  • Assessing the unintended consequences of technology implementation and use in organizations and in social life
  • Reflection on the ways in which ICT assemblages support and challenge political, cultural, and economic hegemonies.


Mini-Track chairs:
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University  hrosenba@indiana.edu
Pnia Fichman, Indiana University  fichman@indiana.edu

Submission Instructions:
https://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/

Important Dates:
January 15, 2018: Manuscript submissions open
February 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submissions
April 18, 2018: Authors will be notified of decisions
April 25, 2018: Camera-ready submissions due

Minitrack #2: Shadow Information Technologies and Practices
Track: Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGORSA)

24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Aug. 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA, USA

Shadow Information Technologies and Practices is a new mini-track in the Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGORSA) track.  This mini track solicits papers that address the socio-technical implications, outcomes, and disruptive nature of shadow information technology (shadow IT) and shadow practices of organizational actors within complex organizations. Shadow IT refers to artifacts that are used or developed within organizations outside of and without the approval and knowledge of an organization's IT department. Socio-technical shadow practices, also known as feral practices, are those in which organizational actors engage with either shadow IT or existing systems in ways that differ from the expected practices, and which take place unbeknownst to organizational and IT managers.

The emergence of shadow IT and practices can have broad socio-technical implications for organizations, including those related to organizational power relations, IT governance, and security. Given the theme of the conference, Digital Disruption, we are particularly interested in papers that examine the emergence of shadow IT and practices in response to the introduction and digital disruption of new technologies within business and organizations.

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that seeks to study and understand other aspects of shadow IT and practices. Suggested topics could include:

  • Effects of shadow IT and practices on organizational work-flow, culture, and structure
  • Implications of shadow IT and practices for organizational power relationships
  • Conceptual work that categorizes the types of shadow practices that occur within organizations
  • Ways in which managers can, do, or should respond to the presence of shadow IT and practices
  • Security and other issues that arise when organizations actors develop and use shadow IT


Mini-Track chairs:
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University  hrosenba@indiana.edu
Chase McCoy, Indiana University  chamccoy@indiana.edu

Submission Instructions:
https://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/

Important Dates:
January 15, 2018: Manuscript submissions open
February 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submissions
April 18, 2018: Authors will be notified of decisions
April 25, 2018: Camera-ready submissions due

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ACM/IEEE: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018, Fort Worth, TX

This CfP is available at: http://2018.jcdl.org

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018) will be hosted by three units of the University of North Texas (UNT): the College of Information, the UNT Health Science Center, and the UNT Libraries. It will be held at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. Its co-organizer includes the School of Information Management at Wuhan University.

Theme: From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems

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, datacuration/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
  • Cyberinfrastructurearchitectures, 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


Important Dates:
Jan. 15, 2018- Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions
Jan. 15, 2018- Full paper and short paper submissions
Jan. 29, 2018- Panel, poster and demonstration submissions
Feb. 1, 2018- Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
Mar. 8, 2018- Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers,
panels, posters, and demonstrations
Mar. 25, 2018- Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
Apr. 5, 2018- Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
Apr. 15, 2018- Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short
papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
Jun. 3, 2018- Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
Jun. 4 - 6, 2018- Main Conference
Jun. 6 - 7, 2018- Workshops

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NFAIS 2018 Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA

Research and scholarly information services are changing at record speed. Don't miss hearing the latest about how information continues to be transformed at the NFAIS 2018 Annual Conference, February 28 - March 2.

Early bird registration rates <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_245271> close on January 16, 2018.

The theme for the NFAIS 60th annual conference is "Information Transformation: Open. Global. Collaborative." Experts with diverging views will examine the dynamic changes in information and publishing technologies which have altered how researchers consume, exchange, interact with, and disseminate their scholarly and research communications. Thought-provoking presenters and keynote speakers plan to explore with attendees:

  • The forces impacting our next directions
  • The players and contributors who are changing global scholarship
  • How information is transforming to become more open, global and collaborative


Click here <http://bit.ly/2i4YgEY> for the conference program and other information.

The Hilton Alexandria Old Town, our conference hotel, also offers special discounted rates <http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAOTHF-FFI-20180225/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG> through February 7, 2018 - but room inventory is limited, so register early and mention NFAIS!

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Social Science Librarians Boot Camp, Tisch Library, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The 8th annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held on Friday, June 1st at Tisch Library, Tufts University in Medford, MA. The conference is an opportunity for librarians working in the social sciences to come together to hear the latest research on social science topics, learn new skills, and network with peers. Registration will open in Spring 2018. Check the SSLBC website for the latest information.

Have you taught an awesome workshop you'd like to share with your fellow social science librarians? Have you attended a seminar you think would be perfect for Social Science Librarians Bootcamp? The Committee wants to know!  We are always looking to keep our content relevant and exciting and we want to hear from you!  Send us your suggestions: https://goo.gl/forms/UxRisT4XNaI9rEiC2 

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Webinar on Survey Methods

For more information about the webinar please visit this website: https://www.asist.org/Chapters/Student/esc/?p=1490

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Call for Applications: MA in New Media and Digital Culture

#MA New Media and Digital Culture (University of Amsterdam)

One-year and two-year international Master's programs in New Media available:

  • MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture (one year, full time)
  • Research MA Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture (two years, full time)


#MA New Media and Digital Culture
The MA Program in Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned program in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The program also provides in-depth training in the latest digital research methods, with the opportunity to participate in data sprints and to collaborate with international researchers in the framework of the Digital Methods Initiative. It is situated within the pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and an academic environment ranked second highest among universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017: Communication & Media Studies).

#Application and Deadlines
As of mid-November 2017, it will be possible to apply for a Master's programme through the Graduate School of Humanities. All Master's start in September 2018. http://gsh.uva.nl/prospective-masters-students/application-and-admission/application.html

For more information about the program, please see the full call: http://bit.ly/NMDC_Call1819

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Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals, RDAP18

RDAP18 Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL, invites calls for proposals for lightning talks and posters. We invite proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers.

We welcome your submissions for posters and lightning talks via this form<https://goo.gl/forms/ehcUiUUuWskkmmTz2> by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Submissions will receive notification no later than February 1, 2018.
https://goo.gl/forms/ehcUiUUuWskkmmTz2

**If you submitted a proposal on the previous call for panel submissions, and indicated an interest in being considered for a talk or poster, there is no need to submit another proposal.**

Submissions require your contact information, for what presentation type(s) you would like to be considered, and title and description of your presentation. Proposed presentations can be about whatever you feel would be of interest to the RDAP community.

Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) and Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu). Further information about the Summit can be found at https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/ .

Registration for RDAP18 will be opening soon  - check our website!

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Virtual Heritage Network 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland

The 2018 (VHN) conference will be hosted by the School of Information and
Communication Studies, UCD <https://www.ucd.ie/sils/> and co-sponsored by
the Digital Repository of Ireland <http://dri.ie>.

For more information, see this link.

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Call for Papers: SoAPs 2018

*Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018)*
*In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)*
Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


*CALL FOR PAPERS*
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.

With the advent of communication systems (social media platforms, instant messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


*IMPORTANT DATES*

  • Paper submission: January 29, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



*TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS*
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14
pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (4 pages).

  • Research and position papers* (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.
  • Position papers* (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.
  • Practice and experience reports* (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.
  • Demo proposals* (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.


The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

*PROCEEDINGS*
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting. The SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), and indexed on DBLP and Scopus. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecir2018(please, select track "Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search" when creating a new submission).

*INVITED SPEAKER*
Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS, France)

*CONTACTS*
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/
For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

*ORGANIZERS*
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)
Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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NEASIS&T Scholarly API Conference, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Looking for a job? NEASIS&T is a great place to network and this year we will be discussing APIs used in libraries. Learn a useful skills while connecting with professionals from New England libraries near and far!

 

Free tickets are available for the first 18 students and provided by Simmons ASIS&T! Please email asist@simmons.edu before registering to get the student discount code. Once the 18 tickets are gone, student tickets are $30, so sign up fast!

WHO: Beginners who want to know why APIs are important in libraries; everyone who wants to find a librarian API community of practice

WHEN: Monday January 8, 2018, 9-4

WHERE: Boston (Simmons College)

HOW MUCH: $75 general, $45 ASIST members, $30 students

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-and-using-apis-tickets-39730351551

QUESTIONS: neasist@gmail.com

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IIBI Events 2018

JANUARY: 
Reading seminar. 
DATES: 30, 31 January and 1 February 2018 
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibilities of building links between academic reading and aesthetic reading, in order to strengthen the development of skills and academic performance of communities. Thus the university library can build partnerships with teachers, researchers, artistic and cultural communities, which will help libraries remain as a strategic space for learning, research, reading and culture, in short training. 
INFORMATION: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/SIL_Programa.pdf 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanid1ades Tower II, 13th floor. 

FEBRUARY: 
III International Congress of Photographic Documentation. FOTODOC. 
DATES: February 6 to 9, 2018. 
OBJECTIVE: To promote the encounter between researchers and practitioners interested in photography as a document in all its aspects (art, heritage, information, applications, education or technology) in order to analyze the status of the issue from different perspectives, and contribute to research by presenting papers and presentations on various topics. 
INFORMATION CALL: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Convocatoria%20propiamente%20dicha.pdf 
WORKSHOPS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLERES.JPG 
CONGRESS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONFERENCIAS.JPG 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanities Tower II, 13th floor. 

39 International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria. 
DATES: February 22, with March 5, 2018 
OBJECTIVE: The IIBI participates in this fair presenting their new publications on it. 

SCORING IN YOUR AGENDA 

Monday, February 26: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12pm. Presentation of the book "Ethical Use of Information: implementations and challenges". Jaime Rios Ortega y César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez coordinators. 
1pm. Presentation of the books: "The Infodiversidad and ethical use of individual and collective knowledge" and "the ethical use of information and practice of free access." Estela Morales Campos, coordinator. 
4pm. Presentation of the book "Users 2.0 of audiovisual and textual information." Juan José Calva, author. 
5pm. Presentation of the book "The teaching of reading in college." Elsa Ramirez Leyva, author. 

Tuesday, February 27: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12pm. Presentation of "meanings and interpretations of information from the user." Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Authoress. 
1pm. Presentation of the book "Sustainable digital files. Conservation and access to audio and audiovisual collections for future societies ". Jaime Rios Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez and Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz coordinators. 

VENUE: Palacio de Mineria. Tacuba n u m. 5. Centro Hist or rich . 

MARCH: 
XIII Seminar Research Information Users. Ier International Research Conference on Information Users. 
DATES: 12 to 16 March, 2018. 
To analyze and discuss various research projects on the phenomenon of information needs in different user communities. Promote the generation of research projects on different user communities. Follow up investigations that are part of the seminar. Promote further research and its presentation to teachers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Analyze the usefulness of research on the phenomenon of information needs for designing archival, library and information services and collection development in different units of information such as files, documentation and information units, libraries and newspaper archives. 
SUBJECTS: Information users. User communities. Information needs. Information behavior. User satisfaction. Users theory. User training needs. Methodology for the study of users. 
VENUE: The XIII Seminar will be held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Faculty of information science. The First Congress was held at the University Cultural Center Bicentennial, San Luis Potosi. 
ENTRIES: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 
Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018 

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Call for Papers: FEIS 2018

International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) Pisa, Italy 10-11 September 2018

An    event    organized    by    the    Erasmus+    EINFOSE project ([1]http://einfose.ffos.hr)

Symposium web site: [2]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it 

Differences in entry requirements and learning outcomes in the field of Information  Science  (IS) cause large mobility barriers and lack of uniformity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer Master degrees in IS. The Erasmus+  EINFOSE project seeks to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the entry requirements which would enable students from other fields to master learning outcomes at the graduate level of IS programs. The International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) is intended to stimulate discussion and reach commonly accepted recommendations that could serve not only to partner HEIs but also as a model for other academic disciplines. Contributions and discussion are solicited from HEIs, their governing bodies,  public authorities responsible for the implementation of EU guidelines and recommendations at the HEI level as well as representatives from national agencies for diploma recognition, ECTS implementation and Qualification Frameworks. Submissions are also invited from researchers and institutions to share their experience and accomplishments in recognition and mobility processes, building up the European Qualification Framework and its nationally based implementations, and in the implementation of new teaching/learning  didactics  and evaluation approaches and methods. Contributions from outside the EU are very welcome. It is expected that the exchange of ideas and experience in accreditation processes, cooperative  efforts and joint programs at graduate and postgraduate level throughout the World might contribute to discussions about the future of education of Information professionals in Europe and Worldwide.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

Educational trends in higher education worldwide Information professionals in changing and challenging digital environment (new profiles, old skills and new competencies, social role)

Entrepreneurship and the information professional

The future of information professional education

Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, fairness)

Multidisciplinary issues and relation with other sciences (Computer Sciences, Digital Humanities, Economics, etc.)

Best educational practices and current challenges

Software tools and platforms for collaborative learning and teaching

Open educational resources

Role and responsibility of archives, libraries and documentation centres in higher education

Entrance into the labour market of IS graduates.

Submission and Publication
We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Long papers,  describing  original  ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental  aspects  of  higher education in Information Science, are solicited. Moreover, short papers or posters on early research results, new results on previous published works, demos, and projects are also welcome. Long papers should not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography Short papers should not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography Poster descriptions should not exceed 2 pages Contributions should be written in English, formatted according to the templates provided at the Symposium web site ([3]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it).  All  accepted contributions will be published  online  in  the Symposium Proceedings, and indexed in major bibliographic databases. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science. Paper submission to be done via Easychair at: [4]https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
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   Important Dates
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  Papers and posters submission: 11 March 2018
  Notification to authors: 30 April  2018
  Camera-ready copies due by 1 July 2018
  On line proceedings published by end of August
  Symposium: 10-11 September 2018
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   Symposium Registration
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   150 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   200 euros standard registration (until August 20th, 2018)
   250 euros late and on-site registration.
   Student registration fees:
   50 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   100 euros standard and on-site registration
   125 euros late and on-site registration
   Registration fees include coffee breaks and light lunches.
   Social dinner (on September 10th, 2018) is not included and the cost is 40 euro per person.
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   Student Scholarships
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   A  few  student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation. Please see the Symposium web site ([5]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it) for further information.
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   Keynote speakers
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   David Bawden, City University London, UK
   Laif Kajberg, School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
   Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, USA
   Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy
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   Tatjana Aparac-Jelui, University of Osijek, Croatia
   Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Italy
   Elena Maceviciute, University of Bors, Sweden

References
   1. http://einfose.ffos.hr/
   2. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   3. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   4. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
   5. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/

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Call for Contributions: CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Symposium of CISTI'2018
13th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
13 - 16 June 2018, Caceres, Spain
http://www.cisti.eu/

The purpose of CISTI'2018's Doctoral Symposium is to provide graduate students a setting where they can, informally, expose and discuss their work, collecting valuable expert opinions and sharing new ideas, methods and applications. The Doctoral Symposium is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present and discuss their work in a Workshop format. Each presentation will be evaluated by a panel composed by at least three Information Systems and Technologies experts.


CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUBMISSION
The Doctoral Symposium is opened to PhD students whose research area includes the themes proposed for this Conference. Submissions must include an extended abstract (maximum 4 pages), following the Conference style guide. All selected contributions will be handed out along with the Conference Proceedings, in CD with an ISBN. These contributions will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and will be sent for indexing in ISI, Scopus, EI-Compendex, INSPEC and Google Scholar.

Submissions must include the field, the PhD institution and the number of months devoted to the development of the work. Additionally, they should include in a clear and succinct manner:

  • The problem approached and its significance or relevance
  • The research objectives and related investigation topics
  • A brief display of what is already known
  • A proposed solution methodology for the problem
  • Expected results



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission: February 4, 2018

Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2018

Submission of accepted papers: March 30, 2018

Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: April 1, 2018


Webpage of the CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium: http://cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=119&lang=en

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Webinar, NISO, Baltimore, MD

*Baltimore, MD - December 11, 2017 -* The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce a strong slate of programs for 2018. Members will benefit from an array of webinars, virtual conferences, and training programs, all tailored toward users who seek better ways of creating and using information systems and services. Professionals in libraries and related technology companies are the target audience for our events, and the material on offer is developed and presented by leaders in those fields.

The webinar topics for 2018 <click here> will address:

  • Annotation - Practices and Tools in a Digital Environment
  • The Evolving Natures of Reference Work and Reference Product
  • Library as Publisher (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Can There Be Neutrality in Cataloging? A Conversation Starter
  • Trends in Technology: Smart Services in the Academic Library
  • Innovative Tools and Apps: What's Hot
  • Discovery: Where Researchers Start
  • Using Analytics to Extract Value from the Library's Data (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Library Funding, Advocacy, and Strategic Approaches to Funding Scholarly Initiatives (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Building Diversity in the Workforce
  • Maker Spaces: Things that Go Bop, Whizz, and Clank!


Next year will also see NISO presenting several of its popular, five-hour
virtual conferences, some of which are followed by a relevant Training
Thursday event. In 2018, these in-depth conferences
<click here> will cover:

  • The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Information Freedom, Ethics, and Longevity (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Open Data Projects
  • The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Technology's Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library
  • The Library of the Future: Inside & Out


"It has always been NISO's goal to facilitate efficient information creation and exchange," says Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO. "In
2017 we achieved that by offering hands-on training as well as webinars and virtual conferences that introduced our members to new practices, products, and services. In 2018, we will build upon that success by offering programs that encourage users to think about topics such as information neutrality and freedom as well as how to apply their knowledge in libraries, publishing companies, and elsewhere in the future."

For those interested in maximizing their training dollars, subscription options are available. For webinars, NISO members may sign up for the Buy 9, Get 5 Free <click here> package, and ensure access to all 14 of the NISO webinars. Alternatively, members may opt for the Buy 5, Get 4 Free <click here> package, and choose nine webinars from the 2018 line up. Organizations pay a single fee to enable viewing access for multiple team members in a collaborative group setting. (Note that webinar registration is priced per site, through use of a single computer.) Webinar registrants hold access to the recorded version for a full year, allowing even greater opportunity for staff to benefit from that single registration. Similarly, those wishing to pay for the full set of virtual conferences being offered in 2018 may do by subscribing to the Buy 3, Get 3 Free package.

A full roster of events is available at the NISO website.


*About NISO*
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website.

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NFAIS 60th Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA

Save the date and register by January 16th for the Early Bird rate!

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It's all about transformation!

Dynamic changes in information and publishing technologies have altered how researchers consume, exchange, interact with, and disseminate their scholarly and research communications.

For its 60th annual conference, NFAIS brings together individuals representative of those diverging views to examine where we've been, the forces that might impact our next directions, who the players are now and who might they be in the future. As an end point to our discussions, we will collaborate to envision a future where researchers and scholars gain value from the support provided by each community player to realize an Information Transformation: Open. Global. Collaborative.


Registration is open! Note that our Early Bird rate <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_245271> closes on January 16, 2018. Here's a tip - register <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_245271> now and request an invoice to pay early next year. Just commit today and pay in January!

The Hilton Alexandria Old Town, our conference hotel, also offers special discounted rates <http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAOTHF-FFI-20180225/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG> through February 7, 2018 - but room inventory is limited, so register early and mention NFAIS!

Click here <http://bit.ly/2i4YgEY> for the conference program and other information.

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IIBI 2018 Seminar

The Institute of Library Research and Information UNAM is pleased to present our offer of academic events for the first quarter of 2018. 

We look forward to your presence.

 

JANUARY: 

Reading seminar. 
DATES: 30, 31 January and 1 February 2018 
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibilities of building links between academic reading and aesthetic reading, in order to strengthen the development of skills and academic performance of communities. Thus the university library can build partnerships with teachers, researchers, artistic and cultural communities, which will help libraries remain as a strategic space for learning, research, reading and culture, in short training. 
INFORMATION: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/SIL_Programa.pdf 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanid1ades Tower II, 13th floor. 

FEBRUARY: 

III International Congress of Photographic Documentation. FOTODOC. 
DATES: February 6 to 9, 2018. 
OBJECTIVE: To promote the encounter between researchers and practitioners interested in photography as a document in all its aspects (art, heritage, information, applications, education or technology) in order to analyze the status of the issue from different perspectives, and contribute to research by presenting papers and presentations on various topics. 
INFORMATION CALL: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Convocatoria%20propiamente%20dicha.pdf 
WORKSHOPS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLERES.JPG 
CONGRESS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONFERENCIAS.JPG 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanities Tower II, 13th floor. 

39 International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria. 
DATES: February 22, with March 5, 2018 
OBJECTIVE: The IIBI participates in this fair presenting their new publications on it. 

SCORING IN YOUR AGENDA 

Monday, February 26: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12PM. Presentation of the book "Ethical Use of Information: implementations and challenges". Jaime Rios Ortega y César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez coordinators. 
1PM hrs. Presentation of the books: "The Infodiversidad and ethical use of individual and collective knowledge" and "the ethical use of information and practice of free access." Estela Morales Campos, coordinator. 
4PM. Presentation of the book "Users 2.0 of audiovisual and textual information." Juan José Calva, author. 
5PM. Presentation of the book "The teaching of reading in college." Elsa Ramirez Leyva, author. 

Tuesday, February 27: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12PM. Presentation of "meanings and interpretations of information from the user." Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Authoress. 
1PM. Presentation of the book "Sustainable digital files. Conservation and access to audio and audiovisual collections for future societies ". Jaime Rios Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez and Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz coordinators. 

VENUE: Palacio de Mineria. Tacuba n u m. 5. Centro Hist or rich . 

MARCH: 
XIII Seminar Research Information Users. Ier International Research Conference on Information Users. 
DATES: 12 to 16 March, 2018. 
To analyze and discuss various research projects on the phenomenon of information needs in different user communities. Promote the generation of research projects on different user communities. Follow up investigations that are part of the seminar. Promote further research and its presentation to teachers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Analyze the usefulness of research on the phenomenon of information needs for designing archival, library and information services and collection development in different units of information such as files, documentation and information units, libraries and newspaper archives. 
SUBJECTS: Information users. User communities. Information needs. Information behavior. User satisfaction. Users theory. User training needs. Methodology for the study of users. 
VENUE: The XIII Seminar will be held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Faculty of information science. The First Congress was held at the University Cultural Center Bicentennial, San Luis Potosi. 
ENTRIES: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 
Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018 

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New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Save the Date for the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, 10th Anniversary!

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians held in June 13-15, 2018 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions are still TBD! Registration will open in Spring 2018.

For updates and more information, visit http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18

For general questions, please contact Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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Presentation: Have You Incorporated DROs in Your Publications?

Incorporating digital research objects (DROs) as a key component of the scholarly record requires a challenging framework and shared responsibilities among all stakeholders. Join us on December 12 to hear about Digital Research Objects (DROs) the latest changes in scholarly publishing.


What Will Our Presenters Cover?
How research objects are enriching scientific scholarship, and how they can be incorporated as part of the scholarly record. The impact of digital research objects on citation, and how metadata fields can be added to include discoverable research objects that are tied to the scholarly record. How librarians, publishers, and technology solutions can facilitate change, and the needed requirements.

To review the entire agenda and presenters for Incorporating Research Objects in Scholarship: Greater Discoverability, Access and Use and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2jdcPXB.

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iConference 2018, University of Sheffield's Information School & the iSchool at Northumbria, Sheffield, UK

Registration has opened for iConference 2018, with discounted rates available through Jan. 19. iConference 2018 takes place March 25-28 in Sheffield, UK. http://ischools.org/?p=164

The early rate is £360, and £270 for students. That's roughly $485 and $365 USD, respectively. These rates provide access to all conference presentations, including workshops. Also included are lunch on all conference days, Sunday's opening reception, and Tuesday's banquet dinner. Taken as a whole, this year's conference rates reflect the best overall value in many years.

iConference 2018 is jointly organized by the University of Sheffield's Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria.

Useful Links:

Conference home: http://ischools.org/?p=15

Registration: http://ischools.org/?p=164

Accommodation, travel and more: http://ischools.org/?p=238

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Tenure Track Faculty Candidate Visit, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The SLIS Community is invited to a presentation by SLIS Faculty Candidate: Heather Moulaison-Sandy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, iSchool at the University of Missouri.

Knowledge organization systems: How universal? What diversity?

Organization of information is a pillar of library and information science. As part of the process of making materials discoverable in retrieval systems, information professionals employ knowledge organization systems (KOSs) such as Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification notation. Universal systems like these are ultimately functional, but shoulder the burden of a mainstream, Western bias that limits their usefulness 1) by diverse users 2) for access to non-mainstream resources. In these cases, subject searching on the part of the user is fraught, and classification has the potential to group in ways that are meaningless. Drawing from both conceptual and empirical research projects, this presentation explores universal KOSs as stalwart systems that serve to organize and provide access, yet fundamentally questions their usefulness other than for mainstream users and resources. Specialized KOSs and alternative methods of providing access are explored, along with considerations and recommendations for going forward. 

2:00 PM Thursday, December 7, 2017

LEF*L005 

A binder containing the candidate's C.V. and publications is available in the SLIS student lounge. Please contact COCIS OPS at cocis-ops@simmons.edu.

Scheduled time-slots for Staff/Students:

  • Staff - There will be a time-slot set aside for coffee with staff at Palace Road in the Dean's Conference Room on FridayDecember 8th from (9:00-9:30)
  • Students There will be a time-slot set aside to meet with students in the Student Lounge on Thursday, December 7th from (3:00-3:30)

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Workplace Incivility & Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?

Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality? (webinar) 

10:00-11:00am

In this webinar, Shin Freedman will discuss her original national research on bullying and incivility in the library ("Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?"College & Research Libraries, November 2016). Her research found that more librarians than library administrators, irrespective of their academic status, institution type, and gender, witnessed bullying done to others. Experienced bullying was highest among librarians with a nonwhite ethnic background. Conflict and aggression may begin slowly but last for a long time. Once conflict escalates, incivility and noncollegial behavior result. The longer such behavior is permitted, the more likely it is that other colleagues will be drawn into the situation. While no one would deny the detrimental impact of bullying on an individual target, what is the impact on an organization? And what steps can leadership take to prevent such situations, or respond to them when they occur?

This webinar is for librarians, library staff, and administrators who care about patrons we serve, inclusive of all library types.

 

Presented by Shin Freedman, Head of Scholarly Resources & Collections, Framingham State University

 

Register (free!)

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1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library 

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Wheelock College, 180 Riverway, Boston

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

According to federal statistics, one in five people in the United States has a disability. How can libraries better understand and support this population, and welcome them among our patrons and staff? Join us for this program, which will include:

  • Disabilities 101 - history, types, incidence, language, etc.
  • A design thinking activity to help you assess your library community's specific needs
  • An opportunity to experience firsthand what it's like to navigate the world in a wheelchair, use assistive software to access the internet, and more!
  • A panel on how to recruit and support staff with disabilities
  • Plenty of resources for follow-up! 

Full agenda and speaker and facilitator bios for "1 in 5" are available on our program guide.

Register  (available through Friday, December 1)
$20 includes light breakfast and lunch

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DE-PERsonalisation 2018 Workshop

You are invited to participate in the upcoming DE-PERsonalisation 2018 workshop, that will be held as part of the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR (https://www.ecir2018.org).


Important Dates:
Papers submission: 10 January 2018 (midnight AoE)

Notification of acceptance: 12 February 2018

Camera ready submission: 26 February 2018 (midnight AoE)

DE-PERsonlisation Workshop: 26 March 2018

ECIR Conference: 26-29 March 2018

Overview: Personalised search gave users significant control over information overload and an ability to simplify the handling of large content collections, such as the web. On the downside, it has led to situations where people find themselves in confined information spaces where similar ideas, beliefs, or data are preserved and repeatedly reinforced to the extent that users find it difficult to retrieve and experience alternative content and competing views. Echo Chambers create substantial polarisation effects, impeding users' ability to access alternative and diverse information. In search situations, this may disconnect users from others while inside the Echo Chamber, or prevent users from refinding information while outside their Echo Chamber. This one-day workshop aims to explore and host dialogues on the fundamental areas of theory and practice in the domain of de-personalising information spaces and understanding, describing and quantifying filtered information experiences.


Background and Motivation: Information retrieval (IR) and recommender systems and, more general, approaches in machine learning have resulted in a personalised web experience with resounding success. Building on context, location and users' virtual (social) profiles, the web is highly aligned to users' perceived interests, to the interests of "similar" users, and to the interests of users to whom a user is digitally connected. Whilst this delivers relevant content, it also polarises informational perspectives and removes serendipity through the development of Echo Chambers: scenarios where specific ideas, beliefs or data are reinforced through repetition of a closed system that limits the free movement of alternative (competing) ideas. There is the implication that certain ideas or outcomes dominate due to, and resulting in, a bias concerning how specific input is gathered. Under-addressed in the literature are methods to qualify/quantify Echo Chambers and the associated effect(s) they have over time.


The DE-PER Workshop aims to approach the study of Echo Chambers at the intersection of IR, information science, cognitive systems, computational social science, web science, cloud computing, as well as statistics and machine learning to initiate and foster interdisciplinary dialogues on (de-)personalisation for a deeper understanding of filtered information experiences.


Topics of Interest:
We envisage the following topical categories for submission with a
particular emphasis on variety and cross-disciplinary approaches:

  • Reviews: Review papers concerning pertinent aspects of Echo Chambers,
  • Theoretical & Empirical Models Formal approaches to represent Echo Chambers to facilitate experimental approaches, enable user comprehension, and simulate Echo Chambers,
  • Metastudies: Studies that attempt to qualify/quantify/visualise the divergence of (users') search results and information experience(s),
  • Experimental Methods: Methodologies for the reproducibility of studies seeking to investigate Echo Chambers,
  • Experimental Infrastructures: Systems that help control and compare the effects of various degrees of (de-)personalised search scenarios,
  • IR Experiments: Experiments that demonstrate/formalise any effects of Echo Chambers,
  • Test Collections and Corpora: Practice and experience using, adapting, merging, and/or gathering (test) collections and experimental datasets.
  • User Studies: Studies that consider multiple users or multiple user profiles (search engines, social media, etc.) and contexts (location, tasks, devices, etc.) that shed light on the differences in users' diverging search results and information experience(s), and
  • Case Studies: Studies into Echo Chambers and discussion on the tangible effects and observations of (de) personalisation.


Submission Details: All workshop submissions must be written in English and must follow the LNCS author guidelines. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages and short papers must not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references. Papers must be submitted as PDF files, electronically, and through the EasyChair paper submission system: Link will be provided soon.


All accepted papers will be made available on our website. Furthermore, we plan to invite authors of selected papers to submit an *extended version to a journal special issue*. Details about this will be provided later.

Keynote Speaker: To be announced later


Chairs:
Ralf Bierig, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland: ralf.bierig@mu.ie
Simon Caton, National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland: simon.caton@ncirl.ie
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK: ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk


Contact: For general enquires regarding the workshop, please send an email to
deper2018@gmail.com.

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2nd Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium: Comics and Graphic Novels, Kent State University School of Information, Kent, OH

Kent State University School of Information

Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art present the 2nd Bi-Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium - Comics and the Graphic Narrative: The Future of the Movement.

August 5-7, 2018

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Keynotes: Carol Tilley, PhD; Graphic Artist, Rafael Rosado

Other notable speakers to come!

This call for proposals seeks original, interdisciplinary research in areas related to comics and graphic novels.

Presentation Formats:

The Committee especially encourages presentations and research in the following formats:

1.     Twenty-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion

2.     Panel submissions comprised of three 20-minute presentations followed by 20 minutes of discussion (or four 15-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of discussion)

3.     Posters

Prospective participants should submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers may not have been previously published, and all research methodologies from all disciplines are welcomed.

Apply here

Deadlines:

January 15, 2018:            Deadline to submit abstracts

March 1, 2018:                    Notification of acceptance

Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation and meals.

Students are encouraged to participate.

Possible topics, as related to the conference theme, include (but are not limited to):

  • Cultural constructions of comics and graphic novels

  • Reaching diverse readers via comics and graphic novels

  • Historical perspectives on comics and graphic novels

  • Visual history/storytelling in comic books and graphic novels

  • Comics and graphic novels as propaganda directed at youth

  • The future of  comics and graphic novels

  • Political issues in comics and graphic novels

Conference Program Co-chairs: 

Mary Anne Nichols, MLS

Senior Lecturer

mnichol1@kent.edu

Marianne Martens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

mmarten3@kent.edu

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Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, Simmons College, Boston, MA

How do gender and sexuality WORK in library and information studies?

Gender and sexuality play various roles in the production, organization, dissemination, and consumption of information of all kinds. As categories of social identity, they do not act alone but in interaction and intersection with race, class, nation, language, ability and disability, and other social structures and systems. These intersections have been explored by information studies scholars, librarians, archivists, and other information sector workers in various contexts, including at two previous colloquia in Toronto (2014) and Vancouver (2016).

The planning committee for the 2018 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium invites you to continue these conversations July 20-21, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at Simmons College.

We invite submissions that address gender and sexuality and WORK: working it and doing the work, organized labor and emotional labor. The colloquium takes place in a moment of intensification both of various systems of oppression and resistance movements to them. As conservative national, state, and local politics and policies threaten healthcare and abortion rights, intensify the militarization of national borders, and attack organized labor from multiple directions, we are heartened by surges of organizing, activism, and direct action against them. In the information sector we see renewed focus on issues related to diversity and inclusion, open access and open collections, and critical approaches to everything from teaching to data management. Feminist and queer theory and practice are central to the work of making new and just worlds.

We are especially interested in submissions that link gender and sexuality to other, intersecting forms of difference. Potential topics might include:

  • Gender, race, and class dimensions of "professionalism"
  • Sex and sexuality in materials selection, organization, preservation, and access
  • Intersections of social, political, and cultural organization with information organization
  • Information practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The work of the "normal" in information studies and practice
  • Labor organizing in information workplaces
  • The ways that gendered or feminized labor is and is not documented in the historical record
  • "Resistance" as a mode of information work
  • Ability and disability as structuring forces in libraries and archives
  • How information workers inhabit, deploy, restrict, and manifest as bodies at work
  • Eroding distinctions between work and leisure
  • Distinctions between embodied, emotional, intellectual information work
  • Contingent and precarious labor in the information workplace
  • Ethics of care and empathy in information work
  • Masculinity and power in libraries and archives
  • Desire in the library and archive

We invite submissions from individuals as well as pre-constituted panels. Submit your proposals here: https://bit.ly/GSISC18

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2017
Notification by February 1, 2018
Registration opens February 15, 2018

Please direct any questions or concerns to Emily Drabinski at emily.drabinski@gmail.com

More information here.

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Midwest Archives Conference: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY  40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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DataONE Webinar: Provenance-enabled Reproducibility

Look out for the upcoming DataONE Webinar "Provenance-enabled Reproducibility: Developments in DataONE" presented by Chris Jones, Bryce Mecum and Matthew Jones of the National Center for Analysis and Synthesis. The webinar will be held on Tuesday November 14th at 0900 Pacific / 1200 Mountain / 1100 Central / 1200 Eastern.

Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pIryN10sSZedLZslhjE4vQ 

Full information and can be found at: https://www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar. Abstract and bio below.

DataONE webinars are recorded and made available online later the same day. You can review previous webinars at:
https://www.dataone.org/previous-webinars/2017

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Funded Ph.D., Information Science, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Funded Ph.D. in Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington

Apply now for a Ph.D. in Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Indiana University Ph.D. program in Information Science is pleased to accept applications for admission starting in Fall 2018. Our doctoral program is one of the longest continuously running Information Science programs in the United States, celebrating more than 50 years and more than 185 graduates. Our graduates hold positions that include Deans of iSchools and libraries, distinguished professors at top-ranked iSchools, directors of doctoral programs, editors of journals, and presidents of national professional associations. Our Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science program is training the next generation of information scientists. Doctoral students are advised by faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in areas such as:

  • social informatics
  • computer-mediated communication
  • knowledge organization and representation
  • digital curation
  • digital libraries
  • digital and computational humanities
  • data and text mining
  • social media mining
  • documentation
  • cultural heritage informatics
  • history of the book, readership, and publishing


Students benefit from being part of our active community of scholars, which includes affiliations with the following Indiana University research centers: the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, the HathiTrust Research Center, the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI), and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication Research (CCMC).

Indiana University is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. It is the home to world-renowned documentary and data institutes, including the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Kinsey Institute collection, the campus-wide Media Digitalization and Preservation Initiative, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the Archives of Traditional Music, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Eskanazi Museum of Art, and one of the nation's largest academic library systems. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

We are pleased to accept new applications through December 1, 2017. Please see the Department of Information and Library Science page on Graduate Admissions for details on how to apply:

https://www.sice.indiana.edu/graduate/degrees/information-library-science/phd-information-science/phd-ils-admissions.html

Funding packages of up to $50,000 per year are available for top candidates.

Contact Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Graduate Programs Director, with questions at hrosenba@indiana.edu.

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ECIR Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018), Grenoble, France

Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search
(SoAPS 2018)

In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)

Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.

With the advent of communication systems (social media platforms, instant
messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users
have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and
preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission: January 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14 pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (4 pages). 

Research and position papers (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.

Position papers (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.

Practice and experience reports (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.

Demo proposals (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.

The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

PROCEEDINGS
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting. The SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), and indexed on DBLP and Scopus. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system. Details will be given soon.

INVITED SPEAKER: TBA

CONTACTS
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/

For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

ORGANIZERS:
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)

Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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Call for Participation, Digital Methods Winter School 2018, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) will host its 10th annual Digital
Methods Winter School from January 8-12, 2018 at the University of
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This year's theme is: "The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters,
Experiments, Interventions". The deadline for application is December 7,
2017. More information is available at https://bit.ly/dmi18-ws-call or
email to winterschool@digitalmethods.net.

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1st Annual Data Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Please join faculty, students, and staff at the inaugural data symposium at the University of Florida. A major goal of this event to bring researchers, faculty, students, staff, and non-profits together at the campus-level in efforts to collaborate on work across multiple communities of practice and stakeholders. This event combines with the Data Carpentry workshops @ UF (proposed March 20 - 21, 2018) and the University of Florida' Informatics Institute Annual Symposium on March 22, 2018. Key goals of this symposium are to (1) further develop library/researcher partnerships and (2) encourage research collaborations between faculty, students, and staff across disciplines, levels, and units.

The 1st Annual University of Florida Data Symposium will be held in Gainesville, Florida and hosted by the George A. Smathers Libraries on March 19, 2018. This one-day conference, "Enabling Data Reproducibility and Sustainability," will bring together researchers interested in the aggregation, dissemination, and preservation of data for current and future use.
Speakers and Program: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/envisioning-data-symposium/registration

Description: Many stakeholders are involved in the management of data throughout the data lifecycle. There is a need for faculty, students, and staff to develop best practices that address data challenges affecting all disciplines in the form of organization, infrastructure, resources, and technology. In continued efforts to build library and researcher partnerships, capacity, and a culture of data management across campus, the University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries and UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation are sponsoring the 1st Annual Data Symposium Conference on Enabling Data Reproducibility and Sustainability at UF on March 19, 2018

(See event<https://www.eng.ufl.edu/news-events/events/1st-annual-data-symposium-conference-enabling-data-reproducibility-sustainability/>).

This event seeks to bring together researchers from across multiple disciplines for collaboration, discussion, and engagement. We hope to see you there!

Additional Information

  • For additional information, please contact Dr. Plato Smith, Data Management Librarian, plato.smith@ufl.edu; or Val Minson, Chair of Marston Science Library, vdavis@uflib.ufl.edu.
  • Event is in the Smathers Library (formerly Library East), room 100.
  • Event requires paid registration.
  • Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries, UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and the Weecology Lab.
  • In-kind collaborative support from UF College of Engineering, UF Research Computing, UF Informatics Institute, UF Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, and UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station.

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Call for Papers (Ext.): WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy

SCOPE
The WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (http://www.worldcist.org/), to be held at Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCist'18. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.


THEMES
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);

B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);

C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);

D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);

E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);

F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);

G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);

H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);

I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);

J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)

K) Health Informatics (HIS);

L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);

M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR).

N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications (TBA)


TYPES of SUBMISSIONS and DECISIONS
Types of Submissions and Decisions
Four types of papers can be submitted:

Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.

Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.

Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION & INDEXING

To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 7th of January 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. Poster and company papers will be published by AISTI.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI/SSCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

  • International Journal of Neural Systems (IF: 6.333 / Q1)
  • Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF: 5.264 / Q1)
  • Omega - The International Journal of Management Science (IF: 4.029 / Q1)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 3.997 / Q1)
  • International Journal of Information Management (IF: 3.872 / Q1)
  • Telematics and Informatics (IF: 3.398 / Q1)
  • Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 2.766 / Q1)
  • Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 1.500 / Q1)
  • Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 2.456 / Q2)
  • Computer Languages, Systems & Structures (IF: 1.615 / Q2)
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (IF: 1.5 / Q2)
  • Informatica - An International Journal (IF: 1.052 / Q2)
  • Annals of Telecommunications (IF: 1.412 / Q3)
  • Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IF: 1.261 / Q3)
  • International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IF: 1.374 / Q3)
  • Expert Systems - Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IF: 1.18 / Q3)
  • Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (IF: 0.769 / Q3)
  • Program - Electronic Library and Information Systems (IF: 0.556 / Q3)
  • Intelligent Service Robotics (IF: 0.875 / Q4)
  • Studies in Informatics and Control (IF: 0.776 / Q4)
  • Computing and Informatics (IF: 0.488 / Q4)
  • Information Technology and Control (IF: 0.475 / Q4)
  • Journal of Database Management (IF: 0.462 / Q4)
  • Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IF: 0.365 / Q4)
  • Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - Imaging & Visualization (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: November 26, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 27, 2017

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 7, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: January 7, 2018
WorldCIST'18 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

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Library Fellowships, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 

When: September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov 

 

MORE about us:

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we. 

 

NLM is planning its future: Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Describes Vision for NLM

Join us in making the future happen: yours and ours. 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

 

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

 

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($54,972 in 2017)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2018.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 26, 2018. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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USDOT National Transportation Library Data Fellowship

Reference Code: USDOT-2017-0004-TW

The National Transportation Library (NTL) Data Management/Data Curation Fellows Program offers a hands-on experience with exposure to creating and evaluating data management plans, crafting data curation standard operating plans and policies, cataloging datasets for preservation, data format migration and other data services, all within the context of providing access to an entire research package which will contain data and reports, as well as networking and outreach. The selected candidate will have direct impact on new data management and curation practices for newly collected as well as legacy datasets. The DM/DC fellow will help to make transportation data more interoperable and open for reuse.

The chosen candidate could also conduct research on how the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Public Access Plan for federally funded research data impacts data management and data quality, or follow a number of other research paths. The Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with NTL staff on existing or new data management and data curation projects and initiatives.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by USDOT officials and are based on the candidate's academic and professional background. The candidate may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. This appointment is full-time for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

Questions regarding this ORISE opportunity can be directed to Ms. Lee-Ann Kiser (Lee-Ann.Kiser@orau.org).

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Funded PhD student opportunities, iSchool, Champaign, IL

The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is actively
recruiting highly motivated, prospective doctoral students who are
interested in becoming partners in our world-renowned research and
scholarship program. We encourage applications from students from all
disciplinary backgrounds.

Admitted candidates are offered up to four years of funding in the form of
research, teaching, and service assistantships, including tuition waivers
and stipends as long as they remain in good standing. Students receive
one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence
in scholarship and high impact science. The School's flexible program
ensures that each student is provided with the intellectual guidance and
experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a
wide range of academic, business, and government settings.

We study how:

  • Information literacy enables participation in the knowledge society,
  • Systems serve people,
  • Libraries shape what we know and who we are,
  • History informs our identity and guides our information future,
  • Data science opens new windows to knowledge,
  • Information is a vital human resource.


For more on our vision: http://ischool.illinois.edu/research/vision

We highly value interdisciplinary work at our school. Our faculty and
students conduct research and collaborate on a broad range of topics:

  • Community informatics
  • Data curation
  • Data science
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital archives and libraries
  • Health and bioinformatics
  • History of information
  • Human-centered data science, Computational social science
  • Human-computer interaction, User experience, Computer supported cooperative work
  • Information policy, privacy, security, and ethics
  • Information literacy, Information access
  • Information retrieval
  • Information visualization
  • Informetrics
  • Libraries and librarianship
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing, Text mining, Text analysis
  • Network science
  • Organization of knowledge and information
  • Scientific data and knowledge practices
  • Youth services and digital youth


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


We encourage foreign and domestic students from historically and
statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply. Deadline for PhD
applications is Monday December 04, 2017 (23:59, AoE (anywhere on earth),
more formally known as Howland Island time).

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, we
will host an online information session about our PhD degree in library and
information science. During the session, iSchool faculty and staff will
answer questions and provide information about our School and programs.
Login instructions are below.

ONLINE: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/meet
Login Instructions: http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/itdweb/bbcollaborate/
bbcmeetingrooms.php

If you are away from your computer or without a microphone, you may dial in
to the session as follows:
Meeting Room Number: +1-571-392-7703, PIN: 504 275 651
202

If you have questions or problems with regard to participation, please
contact our Help Desk:
help@support.ischool.illinois.edu+1-217-244-4903 or
+1-800-377-1892.

For additional information about the online information session:
http://ischool.illinois.edu/events/2017/11/07/phd-online-information-session

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NFAIS Educational Programs

November 7 MyScienceWork - A Global Platform for Researchers, Institutions, and Publishers

During this webinar, CEO & Co-founder Virginie Simon, PhD, and Yann Mah, Sales and Marketing Director of MyScienceWork, will be joined by two of their partners from the worlds of institutional repositories and publishing, Dr. Marc Diedrich and Darrell Gunter, respectively. This four-person panel will present how Polaris, developed by MSW, serves as a comprehensive digital platform designed for research institutions to archive complete scientific production, automate workflow, analyze/monitor scholarly outputs and make research more visible to key stakeholders. Don't miss learning about this latest addition to research sharing of importance to librarians, publishers, and researchers.   

Go to http://bit.ly/2yUcLGu for details and to register.

November 14 - Developing Data-Driven Strategies: Make Your Planning Make Sense

As an information provider, have you taken full advantage of all data resources to maximize your desired outcomes? Join Krista Thom, IEEE, Jay Holloway, OCLC, Amy Forrester, University of Tennessee, and Phill Jones, Digital Science to hear them describe how their organizations found that exploiting data has the potential to yield better decisions, move you in the right direction, increase productivity, or help to successfully launch a new business model. 

Go to http://bit.ly/2q4zDKk for more information and to register.

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Intern Fair, FEDLINK, Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

FEDLINK's Education Working Group and the Catholic University of America Department of Library & Information Science will be co-hosting a federal library school student intern fair and speed mentoring event. Join us on Wednesday, November 1stfrom 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the atrium of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, and meet other students and librarians seeking interns. Students from all library schools are welcome!
 
Library school students can meet with library professionals to discuss career experiences firsthand and learn about the tools needed to excel in the field of librarianship. This high-impact event will include an intern fair with booths for each participating library to share information about paid and unpaid internship opportunities, as well as federal and non-federal job openings for MLS students.
 
Students can also participate in 15 minute speed mentoring sessions with librarians, to discuss everything from how to write a resume to how to navigate a career in federal libraries.
 
Students who are interested in attending should register by October 30th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z5X2GH or by emailing: Roxie.Daneshvar@USDOJ.gov

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