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Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2018: ACT

Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2018: ACT

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite Lightning Round proposals for our seventh annual conference to be held on June 8, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library. The lightning round session will be held after lunch and presented to the entire group. Lightning round presentations will be 8-12 minutes in length.

This year's theme, ACT, invites attendees to tell stories of action. Although the theme is one word, the frame for ACT is Advance Challenge Transform. How do our actions as library workers advance, challenge, and transform the profession and the communities we serve? At LSLS18, we will share and celebrate the day-to-day practical work we do that often does not get recognition at conferences, and hopefully in doing so will empower each other to ACT.

Possibilities for presentation topics include:

Advance

What not-so-glamorous big projects have you completed that you're proud of? What tips and tricks do you have to share about getting stuff done? How does your library employ data-driven decision making? When is a time that you felt like you had a mic-drop moment in the library? What empowering stories do you have about working with your community?

Challenge

How have you challenged stereotypes and prejudices through programming? What steps have you taken to challenge the idea of what a library is and what it can do (e.g.

open mic nights, social worker assistance, dental service, etc.)? How have you faced and learned from failure? How has your library faced and learned from challenges?

Transform

How does your library transform the lives of your patrons and community? What initiatives are aimed at meeting the needs of traditionally under-served communities? How can we practically adapt to change? How does your library approach accessibility?

Successful lightning round presentations will be applicable to many types of libraries and showcase effective and innovative practices. All presenters will receive a discounted registration rate of $25.

Lightning round presenters should submit proposals here. All proposals should be submitted by Friday, April 28th. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in early May.

LSLS allows library staff to share their expertise, learn from their colleagues, and network to develop a stronger community of information professionals. Staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend. The event is organized and supported by library staff and educators from Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin; for a full list of our supporters, see https://lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium.com/about/supporters/.

For questions about proposals and submissions, please contact lslsorganize@googlegroups.com.

A complete listing of speakers, agenda, and costs will be released in April.

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Henry Luce Curatorial Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Job Summary (Overview)

The RISD Museum invites applicants to apply for the Henry Luce Fellowship in Decorative Arts and Design. The position will begin on August 20, 2018 and conclude in August 2019. The fellow will assist the Museum's Decorative Arts and Design department with the preparations for an upcoming exhibition on design innovation in late 19th and early 20th century manufacturing.

Through mentorship and professional-development support, the fellow will develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to make important contributions to the museum field.

Job Qualifications Required

The fellowship is an academic-year position open to students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program who are considering curatorial work in decorative arts and have an interest in the roles museums play in an increasingly diverse society. Applicants should have an interest in a curatorial career; academic experience related to decorative arts and design, material culture, American studies, or related areas; and strong research and writing skills. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to fostering the understanding of works of art in a museum context; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and the ability to work independently as well as collegiality.

Job Qualifications Preferred

Cultural competence, collaborations with diverse communities, or other areas of experience or expertise that support the stated goals are highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who submit their materials by June 1, 2018 are assured full consideration.

Please provide the names of 3 references with contact information to the tab labeled "Letter of Recommendation." (In doing this, it is not necessary to complete the reference section)

Students who are not U.S. citizens must have the appropriate work authorization that is valid through the conclusion of the fellowship term to be considered for this position.

EEO Statement

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

For more information, click here.

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Adult & Academic Programs Fellow, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Fellowship August 2018- June 2019. Develop and administer programming for adult and academic audiences. The Fellow will conceive, implement, and evaluate a rigorous and broad range of programs designed to provide visitors with meaningful arts experiences surrounding the museum's collections and special exhibitions. Programs may include lectures, gallery talks, concerts, and other experiential formats. The Fellowship will provide an opportunity to participate in all aspects of public engagement in the museum setting, including teaching, exhibition development, and interpretation. In addition, the Fellow will support relationships and develop programs that serve academic audiences, including students and faculty. Experience in the following areas is preferred: public programming; gallery or classroom teaching; excellent written communication skills; public speaking skills; background in educational theory and practice; computer skills, word-processing; and basic office skills.

Please send a resume, a letter of interest tailored to Fellowship, and two letters of recommendation from a professional and/or academic affiliate to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, Attn: HR Office or email:hr@wadsworthatheneum.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

 

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Fellowship, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

The Anne Lunder Leland Fellowship in Curatorial Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year. The position works with all members of Museum staff, with a focus in the curatorial area.

To apply: http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/annelunder_fellow_4_2018.cfm

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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SLIS Career Fair, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Current SLIS Students and Alumni are invited to the Simmons College Library and Information Science Career and Networking Fair!

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center on the 3rd Floor of the Main College Building, Boston Campus
The fair is a terrific opportunity for current SLIS students and recent alumni seeking full‐time employment, part time employment, internship, and career networking opportunities to meet hiring employers from the Greater Boston and New England area. Representatives from school, public, and academic libraries, special libraries, archives, publishers, database and information management firms, staffing agencies, and more in the LIS field are expected to attend.
All fair attendees must be candidates for or have already received their MLS from Simmons (within the past two years). This is an open‐format event, which means that attendees can move freely from table to table and do not need to schedule interviews with recruiters prior to the event. Business professional dress is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. 
To register for the event, sign up here: http://bit.ly/2Fm0htR.
We are also excited to announce a photographer will be taking free professional head shots at the event. 
For information on pre‐fair preparation and SLIS career resources, as well as an exhibitor list, please visit the SLIS Career Resources website, simmons.edu/sliscareerfair. Also, please feel free to explore the Career Education Center's career toolkit and resources for graduate students at https://www.simmons.edu/cec/alums/career-toolkit.

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International Conference on Information Management & Libraries 2018

For more information (including deadlines) please visit http://www.pu.edu.pk/iciml.

You are invited to be part of this exciting event, connect with national and international participants, and disseminate your research, experience, opinions in any of the following tracks:

  • Full Research or Opinion papers
  • Short papers or Posters presentation on research in progress
  • Best Practices
  • First 2 tracks need a structured abstract of 500-750 words excluding references (following APA 6th edition) according to the following structure:

Background/introduction; Purpose/problem statement/research questions; Research methodology;  Findings; Conclusion; Research limitations; Implications and Keywords

  • For Best Practices, a write up of 500 words should introduce the practice(s), its novelty, implementation and value for the community.

Authors will be notified about the accepted abstracts after blind reviewing by the program committee. Selected full-text papers will be considered for publishing in Pakistan Journal of Information Management & Libraries.

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Fellow Scholarships, New England Science Boot Camp, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering multiple Fellow Scholarships for library students, early career librarians, and library staff, with an interest in science or engineering librarianship to attend the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

The scholarship will cover full registration, including food and lodging only; travel and other expenses will be borne by the Fellow. Each Fellow will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the conference. For details about Science Boot Camp, please see the registration guide at http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18

Your application should include:

  • current resume

  • letter of intent

  • Students: a letter of recommendation from one of your library school instructors

  • Early career librarians and staff: a letter of recommendation from your supervisor including commitment confirmation to attend Science Boot Camp


Send these by April 30, 2018 to Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

Notification of scholarship awards will be made by May 14, 2018. Each Fellow will meet (either virtually or in person) with a mentor before, during and after the Science Boot Camp. The recipient will submit a document about their experience on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region (NNLM-NER) blog.

 

Questions about the scholarship program should be directed to Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

 

Questions specifically about New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians should be directed to  Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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UNAM Research Seminar: Metadata

The Institute of Library Research and Information UNAM, through the Research Seminar Metadata is pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Metadata 2018 will as a general theme "The revolution of data". The event will be held from May 28 to June 1st, 2018 at the Auditorio Alfonso Caso.

The International Congress will run Metadata Master Lectures, panel discussions, workshops and lectures. It will run from 10 to 3 each day and the venue is: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Auditorio Alfonso Caso, School Circuit s / n Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Mexico City 04510.

Keynote speakers (alphabetical order):

  • Ph D. Jane Greenberg. Drexel University, USA.
  • Dr. Ariel Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia. Institute of Library Research and Information, UNAM, Mexico.
  • Dr. Fabián Romo Zamudio. Systems and Services Institutional DGTIC, UNAM, Mexico.
  • Dr. Juan Voutssás Marquez. Institute of Library Research and Information, UNAM, Mexico.

By participating in roundtable: Deloiite Mexico    Oracle MediaNet Mexico

Workshops will be held:

Jane Greenberg, Ph.D. --- "RDF- understanding semantic web metadata and interoperability" 
Dr. Andrés Fernández Ramos --- "Management of scientific information with Zotero" // "Management of scientific information Mendeley" 
Mtra. Adriana Suarez  nchez --- "Ontology" 
Lisa Furubotten --- "Low Cost Metadata Management. Tools and Tips for Catalogers"

By attending this event you,

  • You will understand the importance of interoperability and linked data.
  • It will assess the impact of open government and digital citizenship.
  • It will calculate the various ways in which scientific data domains and interact in specific communities
  • You will know the changes brought professionals and adjustments to academic programs supported by the production and use of educational data profiles.
  • It will project the vision, the medium term, compared to what happens with Industry 4.0.
  • It will feature the views of specialists involved in the application of massive data in different disciplines.

For all members of the Research Seminar Metadata, it will be a pleasure to greet you personally at the event.

We invite you to fill out the registration form and send it to inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

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Koch Curatorial Fellow, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Koch Curatorial Fellow for a 4-day per week, 12 month paid position in the Curatorial Department beginning August 2018. The Koch Curatorial Fellow supports the Curatorial Department in all aspects of operations and offers immersive training for those interested in pursuing a curatorial career, particularly in contemporary art.

Reporting to the Curator, the Fellow is an integral member of the Curatorial Department, participating in a full range of projects both in the Museum and in the Sculpture Park.

The Fellow will be involved in the organization of the deCordova New England Biennial 2019, opening April 2019, as well as the research and planning of future exhibitions. Working with the Curator, the Fellow is responsible for writing and editing didactics and labels, providing installation design and planning support, grant writing, public speaking, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement Department.

Duties also include the care and maintenance of the permanent collection, researching, organizing, and coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance.

Qualifications include: MA/PhD in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies, previous museum or gallery experience, proven research, writing and editing skills, understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary art, with professional goals in the curatorial field.

Please send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to hr@decordova.org 

Please include Koch Curatorial Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2018

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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e-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium Thursday, APRIL 5th, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA.

 

Libraries in Data Science: Past and Future

 

See more about the program and agenda:

https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/2018/

 

Registration for the 2018 E- Science Symposium at this link:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4241570/10th-Annual-E-Science-Symposium-2018

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Avenue North

Worcester, MA 01655

 

The symposium is free, but advance registration is required for all presenters and attendees. Please note that we will be taking photographs to share on our website and other materials.

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Graduate Fellow, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Shelburne Museum is offering a 1-year post-graduate fellowship in objects conservation focused on two areas: conservation treatment of American folk art made of painted wood and a condition survey of a small collection of music boxes. The condition survey will include developing a workflow for recording the music boxes in operation using a format that is compatible with the museum's collections management software.

Treatment projects have been chosen to help inform development of a treatment proposal for a painted wooden weathervane by noted wildfowl decoy carver Elmer Crowell (East Harwich, MA, 1862-1952).

The weathervane is presently in poor condition with a severely darkened surface coating that obscures details of the underlying painted surface and structural losses. In addition to developing the proposal for treating the weathervane and undertaking the treatment, the fellow will work with the museum's curators and conservator to develop didactic material that explores conservation decision-making as it relates to the folk art collections at Shelburne Museum.

Visit our website https://shelburnemuseum.org/employment/, and download an application.

Forward completed application along with cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org or Human Resources, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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ACRL-NEC Conference, Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2018 Annual Conference

Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries

Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hotel 1620, in Plymouth, MA 

Registration now open! Register now through April 18.

We often talk at conferences about projects that went well. In contrast, we rarely discuss initiatives that failed, or unexpected obstacles that forced us to find another route to success. In our 2018 Annual Conference, the ACRL New England chapter is highlighting experimentation and creativity in college and research libraries by acknowledging that missteps and roadblocks are all part of the process.

Join us in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in May 2018 to talk about 'failing forward.'

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programming, networking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect. Since we'll be situated in beautiful Plymouth, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend!

Not already a member of ACRL New England? Join our organization today and get a discounted conference registration rate!

DON'T MISS OUT:
Want to save money on travel to the conference? 

Try using Rideshare this year!

Questions? Email the 2018 Conference Planning Committee at acrlnec2018@gmail.com .

Official conference hashtag #acrlnec18"

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Fellowship, Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum is pleased to offer the Julie Linsdell and Georgia Linsdell Enders Research Fellowship for the summer of 2018. The Linsdell Fellow will complete a focused research paper of their choice related to the museum's educational mission.

Topics should be relevant to the history of the house and the Nichols family, and should be set in the broader context of artistic, social and political movements that took place between 1804 to 1960. The chosen candidate will work with the staff of the museum and at area archives to complete the research project in the time allotted.

The paper will exist as an interpretive resource for the museum's staff and should therefore be heavily supported by research from outside archives. At the conclusion of the fellowship, a final research paper must be submitted and a public presentation of research findings is required. This 175 hour, 6-8 week position comes with a stipend of $2,500, and will begin and end during the summer of 2018 at mutually agreed upon dates.

Completed applications are due by April 30, 2018, to info@nicholshousemuseum.org and must include a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the fellowship and detailing your proposed research topic.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2,500 stipend

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Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

NANCY PROPHET FELLOWSHIP - 2 YEAR TERM APPOINTMENT

For more information and to apply on-line: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1769

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Compensation: the equivalent of approximately $17/hr (totaling $32,000 annually) with $2,000 allowance per year for professional development activities; in addition, excellent benefits are offered.

 

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Real People Real Lupus Seminar, Simmons College, Boston, MA

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th

11:00am- 2:30pm

Join us for a free seminar about lupus, current medical treatments and new scientific research on the horizon. Real people tell their stories of lupus. 

Registration: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Welcome Guests and Lunch Served: 11:30 am - 11:45 am

Prof. Charlotte Russell, Simmons College; Beverly Goodell, LFNE

Session I: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Basics of Lupus - Dr. Laura Tarter Educational session on what is lupus, the symptoms and triggers of the disease and the current therapies to treat lupus.

Session II: 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Research, Clinical Trials and New Treatments - Dr. Lloyd Klickstein Scientific session to discuss current research, novel technologies and how to identify an appropriate clinical trial.

Session III: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Real People, Real Stories (Video Presentation) - Marissa Zeppiere-Caruana, Rita Wolfson, Kelly Cassier, Grace Gilarde, Trisha Santos. Patients and caregivers who have been touched by lupus share their real stories of what it is like to live with a chronic illness.

Q & A Panel: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

For information visit: www.lupusne.org or call 1-877-NO-LUPUS

To register, click HERE.

Simmons College

Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

300 The Fenway,

Boston, MA 02115

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PHT Student Travel Awards 2018

Would you like $1,500 to attend the SLA 2018 Pharmaceutical & Health Technologies Division Meeting or the SLA 2018 Annual Conference?

 

WHO: You! Any LIS graduate student is eligible to apply.
WHAT: Two opportunities for up to $1,500 to attend either the 2018 DPHT Meeting or the SLA 2018 Conference
WHERE: Baltimore, MD
WHEN: June 9-13, 2018
WHY: At either the meeting or conference, you will have the chance to network with potential employers, meet industry experts, expand your professional horizons, and discover new ideas and best practices.

 

If you're a graduate student, apply for the SLA Division of Pharmaceutical Health Technology's Student Travel Award. Selected student(s) will be awarded up to $1,500 to offset the registration fee as well as hotel- and travel-related costs. Submit your application by midnight (EST) on April 27, 2018 to Norman Laurin at norman_laurin@vrtx.com. Full eligibility and application requirements are available here.

 

Apply today! This is your opportunity to attend the industry's leading professional meeting and network with information professionals from around the globe.

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Nancy Prophet Fellowship - 2 Year Term Appointment, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

For more information and to apply on-line: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1769

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Compensation: the equivalent of approximately $17/hr (totaling $32,000 annually) with $2,000 allowance per year for professional development activities; in addition, excellent benefits are offered.

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International Congress of Metadata 2018, City University, Mexico City, MX

Current types of metadata are permeating every aspect of our daily lives. Mobile devices in cars, GPS locators, sensory networks, among others, have developed the movement of the "meta-information" clear and orientation. In our field of study, the study of digital information, data and metadata have taken a qualifier in particular such as the digital era, the digital future, the era of the data or most commonly recognized as the revolution of big data. Massive data has been understood as something that can be done on a large scale, but on a smaller scale, as a way to create new forms of value that transforms markets, organizations, relationships of citizens and governments.

By attending this event you,

  • You will understand the importance of interoperability and linked data.
  • Will assess the impact of open government and digital citizenship.
  • Will calculate the various ways in which scientific data domains and interact in specific communities
  • You will know the changes brought professionals and adjustments to academic programs supported by the production and use of educational data profiles.
  • You will project the vision, the medium term, compared to what happens with Industry 4.0.
  • You will feature the views of specialists involved in the application of massive data in different disciplines.

The International Congress presents Metadata Master Lectures, panel discussions, workshops and lectures. It will run from 10 to 3 each day and the venue is: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Auditorio Alfonso Caso, School Circuit s / n Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Mexico City 04510.

We invite you to fill out the registration form and send it to inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

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Failing Forward: Experimentation & Creativity in Libraries, Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2018 Annual Conference

Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries

Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hotel 1620, in Plymouth, MA

Registration now open! Register now through April 18

We often talk at conferences about projects that went well. In contrast, we rarely discuss initiatives that failed, or unexpected obstacles that forced us to find another route to success. In our 2018 Annual Conference, the ACRL New England chapter is highlighting experimentation and creativity in college and research libraries by acknowledging that missteps and roadblocks are all part of the process. Join us in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in May 2018 to talk about 'failing forward.'

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programming, networking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect. Since we'll be situated in beautiful Plymouth, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend!

Not already a member of ACRL New England? Join our organization today and get a discounted conference registration rate!

DON'T MISS OUT: Want to save money on travel to the conference? Try using Rideshare this year!

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NETSL Annual Spring Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Please join us on April 2 at College of the Holy Cross for our NETSL Annual Spring Conference. Information and registration available at: https://netsl.wordpress.com/2018-spring-conference/.

Register Now!

When: Monday, April 2, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Theme: New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services

Keynote: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries

Register NOW ahttps://ams.nelib.org/event-2823566

 

If you have any questions, let us know at netsl@nelib.org. We hope to see you there!

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Digital Commonwealth, Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled "Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018" on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.  The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College.  Professor Nugent's presentation will be entitled "Joycestick - Engaging Ulysses In a Virtual Reality Game".

Digital Commonwealth is pleased to be able to offer complimentary registration to five (5) full-time students on a first-come, first-served basis. Each full-time student receiving complimentary registration will be asked to write a blog entry on the conference. Significantly discounted registration is available to other full-time students.

Membership in Digital Commonwealth is not required to attend the conference. The conference program covers topics from Data Mining to Copyright Education and Programming and can be viewed at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/page-1856161.

Online registration is available at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/event-2758646/Registration.

Early registration is open from now until midnight on March 12, 2018.

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e-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium Thursday, APRIL 5th, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Registration for the 2018 E- Science Symposium at this link:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4241570/10th-Annual-E-Science-Symposium-2018

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Avenue North

Worcester, MA 01655

 

The symposium is free, but advance registration is required for all presenters and attendees. This is a great opportunity to network and learn about recent developments in e-science librarianship. Please note that we will be taking photographs to share on our website and other materials.

 

Questions? Contact Martha Meacham or Karen Coghlan by email or phone:

Martha.Meacham2@umassmed.edu            (508) 856-1267

Karen.coghlan@umassmed.edu                     (508) 856-2223

 

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2018

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Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

The 2018-2019 cycle of the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program is now open for applications.

This program is run out of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University, and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program is a cohort-based educational program providing training in the lifecycle of digital stewardship over one year, in person and online to pairs of participants from tribal institutions. The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal archives, libraries, and museums as they care for, manage, and share digital cultural heritage materials. All participants will receive in-depth training in Mukurtu CMS. Participants in the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program are offered full scholarships, including tuition, fees, travel funds and program costs.

The deadline for applications is April 5, 2018.

 


View a playlist of testimonial videos from our past Program participants here:  https://vimeo.com/album/4915663/

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The Importance of Information on Native Cultures, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, MX

The Institute of Library Research and Information (IIBI) in collaboration with the Graduate Studies Program of Cultural Diversity and Interculturalism (PUIC), the National Materials Laboratory Oral (Lanmo) of the National Graduate School, Campus Morelia (ENES, Morelia) and the Graduate Program in Library and Information Studies (academic and research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) entities), call for proposals.

International Symposium on INFORMATION AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES:

"THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION ON native cultures"

(UNAM Program DGAPA PAPIIT - IG400417)

 

September 26-28, 2018

Venue: Auditorium "Mario de la Cueva"

Humanities Tower II, 14th floor Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City

COORDINATOR:

  • Dr. César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez,
  • Dr. Hugo Alberto Figueroa Alcantara,
  • Dr. Jaime Rios Ortega,
  • Dra. Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Analyze the situation and problems faced by indigenous communities to obtain, organize, analyze and exploit to their advantage the information they need;
  • Establish common ground and links between libraries and professionals related to the search for joint solutions in information areas for indigenous communities;
  • Create common strategies that can benefit libraries indigenous communities to provide library services and information systems.

 

ADDRESSED TO:

  • Librarians, archivists, information analysts, responsible for libraries, information centers and documentation, researchers, academics and students interested in studies and research inherent to the binomial information and indigenous communities;
  • Researchers, teachers and students in the areas of library and information studies, information science, archives, documents, history, anthropology, ethnology, and related areas;
  • Professionals from various fields of knowledge and anyone interested in the subject of Congress.

TOPICS:

Among the issues that can be addressed from a transversal perspective involving professionals and specialists in the debates and reflection, are the following:

I. The information as an indispensable resource for community development;

II. Rescue, organization and preservation of information communities;

III. Common problems in search and information access by the indigenous population;

IV. Digital libraries and archives for indigenous peoples;

V. librarians and information for indigenous communities;

SAW. Technologies for digital information preservation community;

VII. Development of applications for access to information communities; Y

VIII. Collaborative projects for the development of indigenous libraries

 

PLACE AND DATES:

The First International Symposium on Information and Indigenous Communities will be held from 26 to 28 September 2018, in the "Mario de la Cueva" Auditorium located on the 14th floor of Tower II of Humanities, University City and facilities of IIBI.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?:

Those interested in presenting papers at the symposium should send their proposal (summary) before Friday 27 April, 2018.

Proposals will be evaluated in a double - blind by an International Scientific Committee.

Notification of acceptance will forward the project manager via e-mail during the week of Monday 14 to Friday 18 May 2018.

Proposals should be sent in Word file as an attachment to email: coloquioici2018@gmail.com according to the information requested in each category:

 

Requirements for Papers:

  • Title
  • Name of the author or authors
  • Institution
  • Contact information (email and phone)
  • Summary (maximum 300 words)
  • Curriculum rapporteur (200 words)
  • Photo rapporteur JPG 300 dpi
  • The full text of accepted papers must be submitted no later than Friday , August 3, 2018, according to the following characteristics:
  • Text (maximum 4,500 words, Arial 12 - point font, 1.5 line spacing , and double spacing between paragraphs, also the page margins should be 3 cm per side.); include images and tables.
  • Text structure should consider:

- Title

- Author and institution

- Introduction

- Development

- Conclusions

- References in style Chicago parenthetical

 

Important dates

  • Deadline for paper proposals: Friday 27 April 2018
  • Notification of selected abstracts: Monday 14 to Friday 18 May 2018.
  • Delivery of the full text: Friday August 3, 2018

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International Research Congress, User Information, School of Information Sciences at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, MX

The Institute of Library Research and Information at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the School of Information Sciences at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, and the six organizing universities (Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina; University of Brasilia, Brazil, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; National University of Distance Education, Spain; National University of San Marcos, Peru, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay and Autonomous University of Chiapas, Mexico), invite you to 

International Research Congress 
Users Information 
March 12-14, 2018 

Which will be held at the premises of the School of Information Sciences at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. 

See the program at: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/MasInfo_y_Programa.pdf 

Request information: 
Dra. Maria-Magdalena Vázquez-Sánchez 
Faculty of Information Sciences / UASLP 
Phone: +52 444 8321 000 ext. 9020/9093 
E-mail: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 

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Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration, Carolina Theater, Durham, NC

BLACK COMMUNITIES

A CONFERENCE FOR COLLABORATION

The Institute for African American Research and NCGrowth are hosting a multi-disciplinary conference to connect academic researchers and Black Communities across North America. By creating new collaborations, we will help to document, safeguard and enhance the life of these communities.

APRIL 23-25, 2018

Carolina Theatre, Durham NC
Click here for more information.

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MA Health Science Libraries Network

Massachusetts Medical Society
Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Here is the link to the program: Information, Innovation & You

As we speed through an age in which more information is communicated more rapidly than ever before, and innovators swiftly devise new ways to reflect contemporary trends and promote continued progress, the relentless pace of change and innovation can feel overwhelming. However, librarians, too, are necessarily innovators, particularly in today's dynamic world. Not only do we innovate to improve library services and to respond to changes around us, but when significant shifts occur in the education, work, or information habits of our user populations, we creatively adapt to ensure that we continue to serve our patrons effectively.
 
This year's program presents a slate of speakers addressing our roles and our opportunities in the context of rapid innovation -- innovation in libraries, innovation in health sciences, and how you can effectively become an integral part of continuing innovation.
 
As MAHSLIN works to focus on you, our members, the Board has decided that all regular paid attendees of this year's Annual Meeting will receive free MAHSLIN memberships next year. We hope to see you on March 16, and we hope you find MAHSLIN to be a valuable resource -- this year, next year, and beyond.
 
 
Jessica LaBrie
MAHSLIN President-Elect 2017-2018
MAHSLIN 2018 Program Chair

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Webinar - Not Your Everyday Career Advice: Alternate Careers in the Library and Information Field

Get a head start on the competition and attend a great webinar hosted by SLA Illinois Chapter and Upstate New York Chapter, in conjunction with the Students and New Professionals Advisory Council and SLA staff, on: Not Your Everyday Career Advice: Alternate Careers in the Library and Information Field. You can sit with all of your classmates and compare what works for each of you and see what the next best steps are as SLA leads you through.

Join us oThursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm ET. More details including how to register can be found here: www.sla.org/learn/webinars

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Call for Papers: IIPC Web Archiving

IIPC WEB ARCHIVING CONFERENCE 2018: Call for Papers 

WEB ARCHIVING HISTORIES AND FUTURES

National Library of New Zealand
Wellington

November 13-15, 2018

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. As established web archives mature and new initiatives emerge, web archive artefacts and data become more valuable for our understanding of societies, politics, cultures and economies in a world of increasingly contested narratives.

In 2018 the International Internet Preservation Consortium <http://netpreserve.org> (IIPC) will celebrate 15 years as the premier international body fostering the development of web archiving tools, standards, practice and research. For the first time in a decade, the IIPC's annual web archiving conference will come to Australasia, providing a rare opportunity for web curators, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, researchers, developers, computer scientists and others interested in the preservation of world's web heritage to come together at this international forum in the southern hemisphere.

Proposals on all aspects of web archiving practice as well as researching and using web archives are invited. Particularly welcome are proposals related to the Australasian, Asia Pacific and southern hemisphere regions; proposals from the perspective of new users and researchers; and proposals addressing the major conference themes of histories and futures.

Potential topics include:

  • Building web archives
  • Harvesting approaches, tools and challenges
  • Collection development and curation
  • Legal and ethical issues in collecting content


Maintaining web archive content and operations

  • Preservation and sustainability issues and strategies
  • Institutional and organizational structures and approaches
  • Collection assessment and metrics
  • Collection management tools
  • Description and access


Using and researching web archives

  • User experience and discovery
  • Legal, ethical or social aspects in accessing content
  • Tools, APIs and indexing for researching web archives
  • Research opportunities and challenges presented by web archives


Web archive histories and futures

  • Initiatives and collaborations
  • Web archive stories and histories
  • National web domains
  • Web archives as repositories of "truth"


The programme committee invite proposals for:

  • 30 minute presentations (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions)
  • 60 minute panel discussions or multi-presentations
  • Conference themed workshops (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Tutorials focusing on particular tools (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Posters with accompanying 5 minute lightning talks


Proposals for presentations and panels must be submitted as an abstract of between 300 and 500 words. Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be 800 to 1,000 words and include information about coordinators, format, target participant numbers and technical requirements. Proposals should demonstrate how the presentation, panel or workshop contributes to understanding web archiving histories or futures and the general themes relating to building, maintaining and researching web archives. Proposal should be accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords. Based on the abstracts, the programme committee may invite the submission of full papers for future publication.

Please submit your proposals using EasyChair

http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iipc2018

For questions, please e-mail iipc2018@iipc.simplelists.com

The deadline for submissions is 12 March 2018.

All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC18 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 16 April 2018.

For more information and updates, see: http://netpreserve.org/ga2018

@NetPreserve <https://twitter.com/NetPreserve

#iipcWAC18 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/iipcwac18>

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Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups

The University of Minnesota Libraries is pleased to offer the 11th biennial Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups, with focus on the development of library leaders from diverse backgrounds who are in the first three years of their professional careers. Participants will develop specific leadership abilities proven to be critical for organizational success, including knowledge and skills for successful program leadership and collaboration.

Kathryn Deiss and DeEtta Jones will co-lead the Institute. They will be joined by Trevor Dawes (University of Delaware), Harriett Green (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and a number of University of Minnesota leaders.

Program details can be found at: https://www.lib.umn.edu/sed/institute 

Questions about the 2018 MN Institute can be directed to Sarah Segura (sjsegura@umn.edu). 

The application deadline is Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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UCLA: Special Libraries Association Happy Hour

The UCLA Student Chapter of SLA is planning a happy hour at The Wellesbourne located in the West LA area.

Event Details:

Date & Time: Friday, March 9th from 5:30pm - 8pm

Location: The Wellesbourne, 10929 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (http://www.thewellesbourne.com/)

RSVP: No RSVP necessary, but if you think you may attend, we ask that you fill out this form by March 7th so we can get a general headcount for the event.

Questions: Please contact Joanna Smith at JOANNA.SMITH@UCLA.EDU.

Parking Options:

  • First 3-Hours Free Parking available opposite The Wellesbourne at The Landmark Movie Theatre Garage (10850 W. Pico Blvd).
  • Public Metered Lot on the corner of Pico Blvd and Midvale Ave.
  • Street Parking after 7pm along Pico Blvd.

 

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Call for Applications: SLA Conference Awards

Apply to win an award for the SLA Conference in Baltimore 2018! 

With a generous donation from EBSCOhost, two DC/SLA members will be able to attend the Conference in Baltimore.

Two awards will be given. One for Students and/or Young Professionals (0-5 years experience) and Established Professionals (5+ years experience).

These awards will reimburse the recipients for expenses incurred up to $750 each (receipts will be required).

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 23rd. Click below to find out more and to apply!

http://dc.sla.org/annual-conference-stipend-award_2018/

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The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training

The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training <http://cybercarpentry.web.unc.edu/> is a two-week summer training program aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more important, the workshop will focus on bridging the gap between domain scientists and computer and information scientists so that data-intensive research is quicker, less complicated, and more productive.

The workshop will take place July 16- 27, 2018, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted participants, and a certificate of completion from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will be awarded at the end of the training.

The workshop is open to doctoral students and postdocs in basic sciences and computational sciences. Women, applicants from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on March 15 to receive full consideration. For more information and a link to the application form, visit the UNC Cyber Carpentry Training website <http://cybercarpentry.web.unc.edu/>.

The Cyber Carpentry workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a grant awarded to Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Distinguished Term Professor <https://sils.unc.edu/news/2017/rajasekar-nsf-grant> at UNC SILS.

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Call for Papers: Social Media Mining for Journalism

Submission Deadline: 15th March, 2018

AIMS AND SCOPE
The exponential growth of social media as a central communication practice, and its agility in capturing and announcing breaking news events more rapidly than traditional media, has changed the journalistic landscape: social media has been adopted as a significant source by professional journalists, and conversely, citizens are able to use social media as a form of direct reportage. This brings along new opportunities for newsrooms and journalists by providing new means for newsgathering through access to a wealth of citizen reportage and updates about current affairs, as well as an additional showcase for news dissemination.

As well as being a big opportunity and having changed the day-to-day practices in the newsrooms, social media has introduced a number of challenges when it comes to news gathering, verification, production, reporting and dissemination. These include real time monitoring of streams, event detection, noise filtering, contextualisation, source and content verification,fact checking, annotation and archiving.

The development of more advanced algorithms and tools for journalists requires not only furthering research in computational techniques, but also engaging more closely with journalists to understand how they work, what problems they are facing when using social media, and how their day-to-day workflows can be improved.

In this special issue we are looking for contributions that address a variety of research questions from both theoretical and practical perspectives. For example, how can we best utilise social media for news production? What technologies can we use for breaking news detection, filtering, aggregation and contextualisation? How can we assess the veracity of social media content and sources? What moral, legal, and ethical issues arise when professional journalists use social media as a source? How can we organise, interpret, and retain a record of social media around news events? What does this record contribute to our larger understanding of news, and the writing of news?


TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Newsgathering from social media
  • Citizen journalism
  • Detection of eyewitnesses and topic experts
  • Event detection in social media
  • Social media content curation
  • Fact-checking and verification of sources and content
  • Credibility assessment
  • Social media and fake news
  • Social media news analytics
  • Social media analytics for news
  • Analysis of news diffusion in social media
  • Visualisation of news and social media
  • Social media to measure public opinion on news
  • Analysis of the effect of fake news on public opinion
  • Data and Computational journalism
  • Robot journalism with social media as a source
  • Algorithmic accountability and transparency
  • Data driven storytelling
  • Data driven investigative journalism
  • Ethics and digital citizenship
  • Ethical issues concerning social media newsgathering and eyewitness media
  • Social media news audiences and network gatekeeping
  • Social media and censorship


SUBMISSION
Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=oir

Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oir

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Call for Proposals: IIPC Web Archiving Conference

IIPC WEB ARCHIVING CONFERENCE 2018: Call for Proposals
WEB ARCHIVING HISTORIES AND FUTURES
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington 13-15 November 2018

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. As established web archives mature and new initiatives emerge, web archive artefacts and data become more valuable for our understanding of societies, politics, cultures and economies in a world of increasingly contested narratives.

In 2018 the International Internet Preservation Consortium<http://netpreserve.org> (IIPC) will celebrate 15 years as the premier international body fostering the development of web archiving tools, standards, practice and research. For the first time in a decade, the IIPC's annual web archiving conference will come to Australasia, providing a rare opportunity for web curators, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, researchers, developers, computer scientists and others interested in the preservation of world's web heritage to come together at this international forum in the southern hemisphere.

Proposals on all aspects of web archiving practice as well as researching and using web archives are invited. Particularly welcome are proposals related to the Australasian, Asia Pacific and southern hemisphere regions; proposals from the perspective of new users and researchers; and proposals addressing the major conference themes of histories and futures.

Potential topics include:

  • Building web archives
  • Harvesting approaches, tools and challenges
  • Collection development and curation
  • Legal and ethical issues in collecting content


Maintaining web archive content and operations

  • Preservation and sustainability issues and strategies
  • Institutional and organizational structures and approaches
  • Collection assessment and metrics
  • Collection management tools
  • Description and access


Using and researching web archives

  • User experience and discovery
  • Legal, ethical or social aspects in accessing content
  • Tools, APIs and indexing for researching web archives
  • Research opportunities and challenges presented by web archives


Web archive histories and futures

  • Initiatives and collaborations
  • Web archive stories and histories
  • National web domains
  • Web archives as repositories of 'truth'


The programme committee invite proposals for:

  • 30 minute presentations (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions)
  • 60 minute panel discussions or multi-presentations
  • Conference themed workshops (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Tutorials focusing on particular tools (proposed length to be agreed with organisers)
  • Posters with accompanying 5 minute lightning talks


Proposals for presentations and panels must be submitted as an abstract of between 300 and 500 words. Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be 800 to 1,000 words and include information about coordinators, format, target participant numbers and technical requirements. Proposals should demonstrate how the presentation, panel or workshop contributes to understanding web archiving histories or futures and the general themes relating to building, maintaining and researching web archives. Proposal should be accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords. Based on the abstracts, the programme committee may invite the submission of full papers for future publication.

Please submit your proposals using:

EasyChair http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iipc2018

For questions, please e-mail iipc2018@iipc.simplelists.com

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2018. All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC18 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 16 April 2018.

For more information and updates, see:
http://netpreserve.org/ga2018/ 

@NetPreserve<https://twitter.com/NetPreserve

#iipcWAC18 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/iipcwac18>

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Call for Submissions to Workshops and Masterclasses: ECSCW 2018

ECSCW 2018: The 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported
Cooperative Work

The International venue on Practice-centred computing and the Design of
cooperation technologies

Nancy, France, June 4-8, 2018

Website: http://ecscw2018.loria.fr/
==========================================
The ECSCW conference is an important venue for defining and further
develop the agenda of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work research with
a focus on the in-depth understanding of human practices and on the
design of cooperation technologies based on such understanding.

Submissions to ECSCW 2018 are now open for workshops and masterclasses:

==== Workshops  ====
Workshops offer ways to engage in discussions with other researchers in
an informal setting. ECSCW 2018 invites workshop proposals addressing
basic research questions, new methodologies, innovative technologies,
and emerging research areas - to mention a few. The workshops should
involve the attendees in working together on developing new insights,
and should avoid consisting only of a series of presentations.

Workshops will take place on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

See the list of workshops at ECSCW 2017: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/workshops/

Workshops may be half-day or full-day sessions. Workshop proposals
should consist of an abstract and a detailed proposal. The abstract
should be no more than 150 words. The body of the proposal should be no
more than 3000 words, and should include a description of the theme(s)
of the workshop, the workshop activities and goals, the duration of the
workshop (half or full day), the background of the organiser(s), the
maximum number of participants, and the means of recruiting and
selecting participants.

Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the
workshop for publication on the conference web site containing the
workshop title, names and affiliations of organisers, 150-word abstract,
workshop web site, and details on position paper submission or other
participation requirements

Accepted workshops may optionally provide a 2 page Workshop Program for
publication in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library. The program should
contain the workshop title, 150 word abstract, objectives, participant
names and a body text.

We encourage workshop organisers to create web-based resources for their
workshops so that advertising, submission and organisation can be
handled online.

==== Masterclasses  ====
Masterclasses will offer a small number of participants the opportunity
to learn about specific CSCW concepts, methods and techniques from
recognised experts. The topic of a masterclass can be quite specific and
the class will typically be small so to encourage in-depth discussion.
These masterclasses are particularly targeted at early career
researchers and PhD students, but they are open also to other
participants if places are available.

Masterclasses will take place on Monday, June 4

See the list of masterclasses at ECSCW 2017:
https://ecscw2017.org.uk/masterclasses/

Master classes may be for half-day or full-day sessions. Master class
proposals should be no more than 3000 words, and should include a
description of the theme(s) of the master class, the background of the
organiser(s) and the maximum number of participants.

=== Submission ===
Submissions for both workshops and masterclasses should be sent per
email at ecscw2018-workshops-masterclasses@inria.fr. Please follow the
exploratory papers template for your proposals. The template can be
downloaded as RTF, MS Word or Latex.

=== Important dates: ====
Monday, March 5, 2018: Submission deadline
Monday, March 19, 2018: Notifications due to authors
Monday, June 4, 2018: Masterclasses, Workshops
Tuesday, June 5, 2018: Workshops

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Call for Participation: BIIRRR 2018

CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

Thursday, March 15 2018, 9:00-17:00

http://biirrr2018.aau.dk

The goal of the BIIRRR 2018 workshop is to serve as a starting point for a community-driven effort to design and implement a platform for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing of resources for interactive information retrieval (IIR) experimentation. Examples include search tasks, experimental protocols, questionnaire designs, reporting standards, evaluation procedures, data collections, and the search interaction data produced in such experiments.

While the idea of collecting such resources in a central location is perhaps not a new one, the effort required in designing, implementing, and maintaining such a platform can only be borne by the community as a collective effort.

Please join us in a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the shape this iRepository should take. If you yourself have conducted interactive IR experiments, we would love to hear about your experiences too! Please fill out our survey at http://bit.ly/BIIRRR-survey, it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes of your time! The result of the survey will help us prepare the workshop and get an overview of the current state of re-use of IIR resources.

One of the goals of the workshop is to produce a set of requirements and activities in order to develop an iRepository, which the organizers commit to publishing as a short report right after the workshop. After this immediate follow-up, we then plan further documented dissemination of the workshop outcomes but also envisage a more extensive activity, such as a Dagstuhl-style seminar, which will provide the time to discuss the requirements and solutions in more detail.

BIIRRR 2018 Workshop homepage: http://toinebogers.com/biirrr2018

Registration for BIIRR 2018 Workshop: http://sigir.org/chiir2018

Contact the organizers: biirrr@googlegroups.com

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Call for Papers: Beyond the Numbers Conference 2018

Beyond the Numbers - "The Data Ecosystem" (November 7-9, 2018)

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its third biennial conference on economic information: "Beyond the Numbers" 

"The data ecosystem" encompasses all the institutions and people involved in the production, management, and use of economic data, from the newest undergraduate student to the seasoned librarian to the venerable economist.

This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them. We encourage users, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face.

 

Possible topics include:

  • Best practices and common missteps in using economic data
  • New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  • Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data
  • Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  • Data description, citation, and findability
  • Research data management for economics and related disciplines

 

Proposal types include:

  • Sessions: 45-minute full sessions or 20-minute short sessions
  • Panels and roundtable discussions: 45-60 minutes
  • Tutorials and hands-on workshops: 90 minutes

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain. For tutorials and workshops, explain what resource you will demonstrate and how the tutorial will benefit attendees. Workshops based on software resources should also include a brief description of necessary skills and tools required for participants.

All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee <https://research.stlouisfed.org/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/committee>.

Please submit your proposals by Monday, April 30, 2018, via email to Research.Event.Services@stls.frb.org.

Refer to the submission template here <https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/conferences/beyond-the-numbers/docs/btn-submission-template.docx> (docx)

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DATIS Workshop

Activity Theory in Information Studies (DATIS): building the AT community in IS, 25th June 2018

At the European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK
http://ecis2018.eu/call-for-workshops-or-tutorials/



Over the last two decades the use of Activity Theory has developed within the field of information systems (IS) (Allen et al., 2013; Karanasios & Allen, 2013; Karanasios 2018; Malaurent and Avison 2015; Simeonova, 2017), as well as related fields such as Human Computer Interaction (Kaptelinin & Nardi, 2006; Kuutti, 1996; Nardi, 1996), information studies (Allen et al., 2011; Spasser, 1999; Wilson, 2008; Hasan et al., 2016), organisation studies (Engestrom 2000; Jazrabkowski 2003) and communications (Spinuzzi, 2012). However, while there is a growing community, the use and development of Activity Theory in IS remains underdeveloped and fragmented.



The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and develop the community of IS scholars using Activity Theory as an analytic and explanatory framework to understand the relationship between information, knowledge, context, people and technology. While there is significant interest in this topic many of the researchers deploying Activity Theory are working as lone scholars within IS and related departments.



The aim of the workshop will be threefold:

  1. Strengthen and build the community of scholars within IS using Activity Theory to understand the relationship between information, knowledge, context, people and technology.
  2. Provide an opportunity for scholars to reflect and gain feedback on work in progress or gain fresh perspectives.
  3. Provide support for researchers that are starting to explore Activity Theory.

Submission details and dates

  • Submission of short paper (500 words): 15th April 2018; should be e-mailed to Boyka Simeonova, b.simeonova@lboro.ac.uk, with the words "DATIS Workshop" in the title.
  • Short paper submission is not required for attendance at the workshop.

Deadlines for submission: 15th April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 25th of April 2018

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NETSL Annual Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Please join us on April 2 at College of the Holy Cross for our NETSL Annual Spring Conference. Information and registration available at: https://netsl.wordpress.com/2018-spring-conference/.

 

Register Now!

When: Monday, April 2, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Theme: New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services

Keynote: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries

Register NOW ahttps://ams.nelib.org/event-2823566

 

If you have any questions, let us know at netsl@nelib.org. We hope to see you there!

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University Press Diversity Fellowship Program, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Employment Opportunity

The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing year-long fellowships in the acquisitions departments of four university presses -- the University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, MIT Press, and the University of Georgia Press -- with the support of the Association of University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

The Fellowship

Through this year-long, full time entry-level position, fellows will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, they will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. Fellows will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas. 

Fellows will attend the Association of University Presses annual conferences at the beginning and end of their year-long program, where they will have the oppor-tunity to participate in workshops, meet with the other fellows in their cohort, and network with staff from uni-versity presses across North America. Fellows will be able to take advantage of all of the professional development opportunities for junior staff at the participating presses, including a series of monthly workshops designed specifically for this program. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include screening manuscript proposals; researching competing books, potential course adoptions, areas of growth in emerging fields, and potential expert peer reviewers; contacting peer reviewers and tracking reviews; writing book descriptions; assisting with contract requests, production cost estimates, and financial projections for projects; guiding authors on manuscript formatting, art preparation, and permissions; preparing materials for internal editorial approval and launch meetings; representing their press and interacting with book buyers and authors at academic conferences, and attending in-house acquisitions, editorial review, press committee, transmittal, and launch meetings.

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Commitment to using an understanding of the diversity of human experiences in developing, recruiting, and marketing manuscripts and books.

Preferred

  • M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.
  • Evidence of superior academic achievement, either in fields relevant to diversity or in fields that correlate to the major lists of the participating presses.
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in academic publishing.
  • Sustained personal engagement with low income communities and/or communities within the US that are underrepresented in publishing and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing

Compensation

Fellows will be compensated with a salary and benefits package equivalent to that of a full-time staff person in an entry-level acquisitions position at each of the participating presses.

Application

Process Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S., or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

Applications will be considered in coordination with the four partner presses on the grant. Please be sure to complete an application with the university website for each press you'd like to consider your application. Include a cover letter describing your interest in the program and your qualifications and experience that meet the requirements outlined above, along with a copy of your resume. If you're applying for the fellowship at more than one press, please use the same cover letter.

Deadline

Search committees will begin reviewing applications after March 15, 2018. Selected fellows will be notified by April 14, 2018, to begin the year-long fellowship on June 1, 2018.

University of Washington Press: follow this link and search for job number 152934.

Duke University Press: follow this link and search for job number 401384774.

MIT Press: follow this link and search for job number 15648.

University of Georgia Press: follow this link and search for job number S00514P.

All four participating presses are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, OR

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Saturday May 19 - Tuesday May 22, 2018; Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon


REGISTRATION IS OPEN <http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/register-for-the-2018-acquisitions-institute/>


We're so excited to share our 2018 Program <http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2018-program/> with you! We had what we think is a record number of proposals this year and from them have chosen a program we hope will both educate and inspire you. From a panel discussion between librarians and publishers on diversity, inclusion and equity in scholarly publishing and acquisitions, to the triumphs and tribulations of leading workplace culture change, to deciphering and visualizing data, there's a little something for everyone. Check out the program page for much more!


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Thomas Padilla, Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on digital scholarship, digital collections, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. In his talk, he will advance the argument that conditions of uncertainty and a speculative orientation to collections constitutes a disposition that empowers libraries and the communities they serve. As the poet a. maxwell reminds us, uncertainty is not the same as not knowing - uncertainty indicates the presence of alternatives. This talk is a call to embrace those alternatives.


About The Acquisitions Institute
Since 2000, we are the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge. We are a small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting, focused on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections. Timberline Lodge is located on the slope of Mt. Hood, about an hour east of Portland, Oregon. Read more about us at http://www.acquisitioninstitute.org, contact us as planning@acquisitioninstitute.org.

About Timberline Lodge
The Timberline Lodge conference facility offers a relaxed atmosphere for librarians, vendors, and publishers to discuss issues of concern. Plan to come and listen to one another in this small conference (enrollment is limited to 85) with its rustic resort setting and the finest of people and conversations. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience and there are plenty of opportunities for informal discussion outside the scheduled program. Plan to enjoy the good food, the beautiful mountain scenery, snow sports and swimming, and favorite readings. Explore the Timberline Lodge <http://www.timberlinelodge.com/> web site for a sense of the historic character of the lodge. We have reserved the entire suite of rooms for the Institute.

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Digital Commonwealth Conference: Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018, Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled "Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018" on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College.  Professor Nugent's presentation will be entitled "Joycestick - Engaging Ulysses In a Virtual Reality Game".

Digital Commonwealth is pleased to be able to offer complimentary registration to five (5) full-time students on a first-come, first-served basis. Each full-time student receiving complimentary registration will be asked to write a blog entry on the conference. Significantly discounted registration is available to other full-time students.

Membership in Digital Commonwealth is not required to attend the conference. The conference program covers topics from Data Mining to Copyright Education and Programming and can be viewed at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/page-1856161. Online registration is available at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/event-2758646/Registration. Early registration is open from now until midnight on March 12, 2018.

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Call for Applications: New England Archivists Mentoring Program

New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This 7-9 month program will begin in April 2018. All interested mentors and mentees are encouraged to sign up by the end of February. We also encourage folks interested in being mentors to consider self selecting a co-mentor. Is there a colleague you'd love to partner with? Encourage them to sign up to be a mentor with you!  

 

Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website

WHY PARTICIPATE? 
The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors. 

Mentoring Circles aim to: 

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development. 
  • Build competence and character to reach those goals. 
  • Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth. 


Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone's interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 
Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Applicants will receive placement information by March 15, 2018. Additionally, a meet-up for all past and current cycle participants will be held at the NEA Spring Meeting in New Haven, CT, March 22-24, 2018. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Program Administrator Jessica Holden (jessica.holden@umb.edu) or Program Liaisons Micha Broadnax (micha.broadnax@gmail.com), Irene Gates (igatesus@yahoo.com) and Matthew Gorham (matthew.gorham@yale.edu).

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Call for Applications: National Digital Stewardship Residency Art

National Digital Stewardship Residency Art (NDSR Art) is now accepting applications for its second and final cohort. Four candidates will be selected to work on projects related digital stewardship of new media and arts information. Each resident will be assigned to one of the four available projects and corresponding host institutions. The 2018-19 hosts are the Art Institute of Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Small Data Industries. See the Project Description page for qualification requirements and information about each of the four projects.

 

Applicants should specify their top two institutional choices in their application form. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

The deadline for applications is March 16, 2018. Selected residents will be announced in May.

 

This NDSR Art residency runs for 12 months, from July 16, 2018 to July 12, 2019, starting with a week-long training session in Philadelphia. Residents will work full-time, on-site in fully funded positions at their host institutions with opportunities for travel and professional development throughout.

 

This program aims to bridge the gap between existing, well-developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation's capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. We encourage students interested in digital stewardship and cultural heritage to apply.

 

Who May Apply

  • Anyone who has received or will be receiving a master's degree (or higher) between Spring 2016 and Summer 2018 in a field related to digital stewardship will be eligible to apply for the 2018 resident class. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as a NDSR Art resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in July 2018 or will relinquish your place in the program.

  • Applicants should be prepared and willing to move to the geographic location of their host institution for a twelve-month period beginning in July 2018.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; NDSR Art will not be able to sponsor employment visas

 

For detailed information about the residency and application instructions, please see the NDSR Art website: http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org/

 

NDSR Art is a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA, made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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International Summer Seminars, UNC-Chapel Hill, Multiple Locations

Join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill in Prague, London, or Dublin and Berlin during summer 2018! Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany and Ireland. Registration deadline is March 1, 2018.

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Participants generally have evenings and weekends free to explore on their own. Click the links below to learn more or visit sils.unc.edu/programs/international

 

Prague Seminar
Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University. 
May 20 - June 2, 2018

 

Dublin/Berlin Seminar
Our only multi-city seminar focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides ample time for networking and serves as an excellent avenue for career exploration.

May 28 - June 12, 2018

 

London Seminar
This program offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.

May 20 - June 2, 2018

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Call for Applications: Midwest Archives Conference, Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

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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Call for Papers: AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

The 2018 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP) will be held July 5-8, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/hcomp_conf

Abstracts for full papers are due on February 23, 2018. (Abstracts are due four days earlier, on February 19.) See "Call for Full Papers" below for details.

Important Dates
FEBRUARY 19, 2018: Abstracts submission (midnight anywhere on the planet)
FEBRUARY 23, 2018: Full papers due (midnight anywhere on the planet)
MARCH 23-24, 2018: PC meeting in US and UK
MARCH 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance
APRIL 6, 2018: Workshop proposals due (midnight anywhere on the planet)
MAY 1, 2018: Camera ready papers due
JULY 5-8, 2018: Conference

About HCOMP
HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on crowdsourcing and human computation. While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. This field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon, and contributes to, ranging from human-centered qualitative studies and HCI design, to computer science and artificial intelligence, economics and the social sciences, all the way to digital humanities, policy, and ethics. We promote the exchange of advances in human computation and crowdsourcing not only among researchers, but also engineers and practitioners, to encourage dialogue across disciplines and communities of practice.

HCOMP 2018 builds on a successful history of past meetings: five HCOMP conferences (2013-2017) and four earlier workshops, held at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2011-2012), and the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2009-2010). Proceedings from past HCOMP conferences are available online in the HCOMP Conference Digital Archive.

Call for Full Papers
The Program Committee will oversee the review process and ensure that each submission receives a constructive and rigorous review.

  • Previously unpublished. All submitted papers must represent original work, not previously published or under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed, archival conference or journal.
  • Length. Papers of up to 8 pages (references can extend beyond 8 pages) may be submitted.
  • Formatting. Submissions must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. (See the AAAI 2018 Author Kit). Papers must be in trouble-free, high-resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts.
  • Anonymized. All papers must be anonymized (include no information identifying the authors or their institutions) for double-blind peer-review.
  • Supplemental Materials. Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as executables and data files so that reviewers can reproduce results in the paper, images, additional videos, related papers, more detailed explanations, derivations, or results. These materials will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers, who are only obligated to read your paper itself.
  • Archival. Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. HCOMP is a young but quickly growing conference, with a historical acceptance rate of 25-30% for full papers.
  • Submission. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. For abstract submission, abstracts can be entered directly into the EasyChair form field; it is not necessary to upload any file. Please be sure to declare any conflicts-of-interest with PC members by selecting the "Declare Conflicts" link on upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.
  • Review criteria. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper submissions according to specific review criteria. We encourage authors to review these criteria and contact us with any questions or feedback. To ensure relevance, submissions are encouraged to include research questions and contributions of broad interest to crowdsourcing and human computation, as well as discuss relevant open problems and prior work in the field. When evaluation is conducted entirely within a specific domain, authors are encouraged to discuss how findings might generalize to other communities and application areas using crowdsourcing and human computation.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the
conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn.

  • Paper Awards

Continuing the tradition of Past Paper Awards, HCOMP 2018 will recognize
a Best Paper and two Best Paper Finalists. New in 2018 will be a Best Poster or Demo Award. Continuing the partnership between HCOMP and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), all HCOMP 2018 paper awardees (i.e., best paper through finalists) will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for fast-track publication in JAIR's Award-Winning Papers Track. This track seeks to recognize the best work at leading conferences and bring additional exposure to the authors' work. Upon acceptance, extended papers will be published in a regular volume of JAIR, recognized in the Award-Winning Papers Track, and linked from the HCOMP Conference website's Past Paper Awards. While JAIR broadly covers all areas of artificial intelligence, JAIR recognizes that HCOMP's interdisciplinary research extends beyond traditional boundaries of artificial intelligence. JAIR is committed to inviting relevant HCOMP PC members to review extended papers submitted to the Award-Winning Track.

  • Call for Workshops

HCOMP workshops are a gathering place for people interested in Crowdsourcing and/or Human Computation to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. They are an opportunity to move a field forward and build community. Workshops might address basic or applied research, crowdsourcing in industry, new methodologies, or emerging application areas. Each workshop should generate ideas that will give the HCOMP community a fresh way of thinking about the topic or that suggest promising directions for future work. Selected workshops will be held on July 5, the day before the main conference begins. If you would like to organize a workshop, please reach out to hcompconference@gmail.com by April 6 with a description of your proposed topic, intended audience, and a one-day or half-day schedule. We look forward to a fantastic HCOMP 2018 and invite you to join us!

Website http://www.humancomputation.com/2018/
Conference Organizers https://humancomputation.com/2018/organizers.html

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Photographic Documentation International Congress, City University, Mexico City, MX

This international academic event is produced by the FOTODOC group of the Complutense University of Madrid and IIBI UNAM. The program takes place over 3 days (March 6-8) and 1 day workshops (March 9). 

You can view the contents of the congress in http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONGRESO_FOTODOC.pdf 
You can view the contents of the workshops in http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Talleres_FOTODOC.pdf 

To register for the conference, you must also register for the workshops (without exception). But if you just want to attend the workshops, you also have that option. 

The whole event will take place at Workshop 1, 13th floor , Tower II of Humanities. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City. The scheduled time is from 9AM to 3PM during the days of Congress, and from 10AM to 2PM on the day of workshops. 

Contact information: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 

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Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine (NIH) Associate Fellowship Program will be accepting applications until January 26, 2018. The Program supports participants who are pursuing or have received a Master's degree in Library Science or Informatics to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

 

The Associate Fellowship financial support includes:

  • Annual stipend of $54,972
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Funding to support attendance at local and national conferences

 

Recent Master's graduates or Master's students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the participant. We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for this prestigious fellowship.

 

Please visit our website (https://orise.orau.gov/nih/) for details, and our opportunity (https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3554) for details, and feel free to share this e-mail with your colleagues.

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