Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CFP: Open Data: Science, Health, Community (5th Kathleen A. Zar Symposium - University of Chicago - April 2017)

Call for Proposals

Open Data: Science, Health, Community
5th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 28, 2017
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

For more information about the symposium:
Web Page: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/conferences/zar-symposium/
Email: zarsymposium@lib.uchicago.edu 
#zarsymposium
@CrerarLibrary

The organizers of the 5th biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Open Data: Science, Health, Community, to be held Friday, April 28, invite proposals for presentations that provide insight into open data projects and initiatives, whether established or newly created, which have an impact on science, health, or community.  The focus may be, but is not limited to, opportunities for libraries and information professionals to contribute to or play an active role in projects or initiatives.

The organizers are interested in presentations that provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups, or individuals, with a focus on practical, real use cases of using open data.  Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for travel stipend.

Proposals should be submitted via this online form: http://bit.do/zar2017.  Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words).  Presentations will be 30-45 minutes. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 8th.

Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:

* How has your institution or community engaged with open data?
* If you led an open data project or initiative, how and why was it initiated, and what were the results?
* What are the opportunities and challenges of using or collecting open data?
* How are responsibilities determined and distributed?
* What kinds of tools and techniques may be used?

The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentations.

The intended audience of the symposium includes all who are involved or interested in open data, with a focus on, but not limited to, academic institutions.

About the Symposium

About the Symposium:  Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed.   Some examples of open data resources include the Human Genome Project, the United Nations UNdata, and the City of Chicago data portal.  Open data can spur business innovation, help patients and families make better decisions about their health, or accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.  This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of what open data is, how it gets created and shared, and examples of how open data might contribute to progress in our communities.

About the Kathleen A. Zar Symposium Series

The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago.

Session organizers' contact information:

Deb Werner (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/staff/debra-a-werner/), Librarian for Science Instruction & Outreach, dwerner@uchicago.edu 

Thomas Drueke (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/staff/thomas-drueke/), Scholarship & Data Librarian, D'Angelo Law Library, tndrueke@uchicago.edu

Taylor Hixson (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/staff/taylor-hixson/), GIS Resident Librarian, taylorhixson@uchicago.edu

Barbara Kern (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/staff/barbara-kern/), Director of the Science Libraries, bkern@uchicago.edu

Emily Treptow (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/staff/emily-treptow/), Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach, etreptow@uchicago.edu 

Andrea Twiss-Brooks (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/staff/andrea-twiss-brooks/), Director of Research and Teaching Support, atbrooks@uchicago.edu 

Email: zarsymposium@lib.uchicago.edu

CFP: Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Forum (ALA Annual - Chicago June 2017)

EBSS RESEARCH FORUM – Call for Proposals

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee announces the 11th Annual Research Forum during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  The Research Forum and reception follows the announcement of the winners of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday June 24, 2017.

The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway in a 10 minute lightning talk format. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive blind review process. 

Proposals are due March 6, 2017.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

  1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences. 
  2. Represent innovative, original research.
  3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis. 
  4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by December 1, 2016 will not be considered. 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Proposals should be 250-350 words.

To facilitate blind peer review, the first page should include:
  • Presenter name and institution 
  • Phone number 
  • E-mail address 
  • Proposal title 

Subsequent page(s) should include: 
  • Proposal title 
  • Statement of the research question(s) 
  • Research goals and objectives 
  • Design/ methodology 
  • Potential findings 
  • Practical implications/ value 

Please email submissions to Cassandra Kvenild at ckvenild@uwyo.edu by Friday, Monday, March 6, 2017.

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/263084

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio 2017 Conference (Columbus, Ohio - October 2017)

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 43rd Annual Conference.
Theme: Libraries Act, Respond, Transform: The A.R.T. of Empowerment
Date: October 27, 2017
Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio

Presentation Submission Deadline: April 10, 2017

Poster and Roundtable Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017
Think creatively about how your work connects to this year’s conference theme, “Libraries Act, Respond, Transform: The A.R.T. of Empowerment.” Explore how academic libraries and librarians provide resources and initiate programs, partnerships, and policies that empower patrons, staff, and stakeholders while advancing equity and social justice. Remember, small actions in any area of the library can lead to big transformations.
More information and submission guidelines are available on the conference website
All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

Presenter grants
ALAO encourages library support staff and library student growth, career development, and participation in conference activities, and awards two presenter grants, one for support staff and the other for students. These grants (up to $150 each) are intended to assist with the costs incurred in preparing the presentation and modest travel costs associated with the presentation. Additional information will be sent to those who indicate eligibility on their submission forms.

Ideas can include, but are not limited to:
  • Critical Librarianship
  • Nontraditional resources and services
  • Services for and inclusion of diverse populations
  • Collection development trends and models
  • Open Access/Scholarly Communication
  • Programming/Outreach/Marketing
  • Accessibility
  • Leadership, and Mentoring
  • Discovery and Metadata
  • Information Literacy
  • Sustainability

If you have questions, please visit the website or contact Cara Mia Calabrese or Eric Johnson at program@alaoweb.org

ALCTS Exchange Call for Virtual Poster Proposals Deadline Extended

The ALCTS Exchange is extending its call for virtual poster presentations untilMarch 17, 2017

The ALCTS Exchange virtual poster session offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the ALCTS Exchange’s topical themes: new roles and workflows, creative problem solving, creating connections with user communities, and building skills to prepare for the future. We are especially interested in highlighting work that addresses the intersections of collections and technical services and diversity and inclusion. 

The ALCTS Exchange will include two poster presentation opportunities:
  • A poster lightning round session on May 11, wherein each presenter will have five minutes to speak, followed by a Q&A discussion forum. 
  • A virtual poster collection and discussion forum available to Exchange registrants. File formats are not limited to static documents and presenters are encouraged submit videos and other types of media files. If you would like to submit a recorded video for the virtual poster collection, the ALCTS office will be available to assist with your recording.
Allowable file formats for live lightning round presentations include:
  • Handouts/Downloadable materials: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, ZIP
  • Multimedia (Video and/or audio): SWF, MP3, MP4, F4V
  • Presentation Slides: PPT, PPTX, JPEG, GIF, PNG
We want to hear what you’ve been up to, and learn from your experience. The lightning round session and virtual poster collection are an excellent opportunity to share work and projects that are just getting started or still evolving. 
The ALCTS Virtual Exchange Working Group strongly encourages proposals from people who belong to communities that are underrepresented in librarianship and in the conversation about librarianship. Students and early career professional are also encouraged to submit proposals. 

Ready to submit your proposal? Complete the Virtual Poster Presentation Proposal Form before the March 17 deadline.

The ALCTS Exchange is a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the four days of presentations, panels, and activities both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.
Be sure to visit the ALCTS Exchange website as new program details are being added weekly. Early-bird registration has been extended to March 15register today! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Call for Academic BRASS Newsletter Submissions

The Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee of BRASS is seeking articles for the next issue of its online publication Academic BRASS. Academic BRASS is a newsletter--not a journal--that publishes issue-based articles and information for the general and educational interest of BRASS members and academic business librarians.
Topics of interest to the editors are those dealing with business librarianship, such as resources, liaison and outreach activities, strategies, and instruction. Reviews of books, databases, and web sites are welcome as well.

Maybe you have another cool idea - that's fine too - get those submissions in!
Deadline for submissions for the upcoming issue is March 31, 2017.

You may want to see previous editions. For access to the full text articles of past issues of Academic BRASS, see http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/brass/publications/academicbrass
The typical length of an Academic BRASS article is 500-800 words, but past articles have been as long as 1,000 words or more. Authors should be guided by what they have to say rather than an arbitrary word length. All articles are subject to editing for length, style, and content. The newsletter follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition for all matters of style and citation. Authors whose articles include references to print or Internet resources are urged to observe the conventions set forth in that publication and on the APA web site (http://www.apastyle.org/).

Please send article proposals or submissions to both of the editors, Karen Chapman at kchapman@bruno.cba.ua.edu and Janet Franks at janet.franks@saintleo.eduIf you have any questions, please query Karen Chapman.

CFP: Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums | 2017 Allied Media Conference (Detroit - June 2017)

The 19th annual Allied Media Conference is going to be happening this year in Detroit, in June. For the third year, there is a subject track being put together around librarianship, called Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums. What follows is the Call for Proposals. If you have any questions, simply write me back off list, or contact any of the coordinators listed at the bottom of the Call for Proposals. We would love to draw on the wealth of knowledge and experiences of Michigan librarians and library workers. 

If this looks like something you are interested in, simply follow this link to submit a proposal:



Libraries, archives, and museums do media-based work that educates, informs, and creates bridges to culture and technology. Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums will address a broad range of media-based organizing themes: envisioning galleries, libraries, archives, and museums as centers supporting movements for social equity; providing information and cultural heritage to social justice workers; serving as places to explore how to use art, media, and technology for social transformation. In this track, we will specifically consider the role of librarians, archivists, and curators in strengthening the knowledge, culture, and collective memory of communities impacted by social and economic disparity.

Coordinators of this track are Celeste Â-Re, Shoshanna Wechter, Bekezela Mguni, Sine Hwang Jensen, Laurel Johnson, Veronica Leigh-Milliner, Karina Hagelin.

Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums Call for Participation
We are seeking collaborators to shape our track at AMC2017. Libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) are more than places for collecting and storing books and exhibiting artifacts. LAMs can be living, transformative spaces where artists, educators, technologists, and activists convene to access, document, share, organize, and find solutions to issues that impact their communities.

We welcome proposals for sessions that will be accessible to participants of all ages and backgrounds, and interpret the work of galleries, libraries, archives, and museums through the lens of media-based organizing. In previous years we have covered subjects such as restorative justice practices in teen librarianship, starting seed libraries, zine libraries, and tool libraries, and community archives that center the narratives of people of color.

We are especially interested in sessions that:
●      Challenge traditional gallery, library, archive, and museum structures, institutions, and organizations;
●      Discuss best practices for community-based organizations that provide books, technology or internet access, creative materials, or collaborative opportunities centering people of color, queer and gender nonconforming folks, disabled people, incarcerated people, and undocumented people;
●      Consider the role of librarians, archivists, and curators in strengthening the knowledge, culture, and collective memory of communities impacted by social and economic disparity and state-sanctioned violence;
●      Address racism, white supremacy, and issues of inclusion in galleries, libraries, archives, or museums.

Beyond the themes outlined above, if the idea of Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you.  The deadline to submit proposals is March 13th.

For questions about Radical Libraries, Archives, + Museums, or to discuss session ideas with our coordinating team, please contact Celeste Â-Re at gr8scribe@gmail.com, Shoshanna Wechter atmy.name.is.shoshanna@gmail.com, or Sine Hwang Jensen, me.sine@gmail.com


If this looks like something you are interested in, simply follow this link to submit a proposal:


Shoshanna Wechter
Reference Librarian
Ypsilanti District Library
229 W Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti MI 48197

Friday, February 10, 2017

Call for Book Reviewers: Journal of the New Members Round Table (ALA)


Endnotes has revised our book review format, and this process was finalized in January. The details of this process will be provided in the guidelines below. We ask that you submit your book pitch no later than March 6th. Our committee will review your pitch and then inform you whether your pitch has been selected for our upcoming June publication for Endnotes. If your pitch is selected, you will have untilMay 1st to submit your book review. Any questions, please feel free to contact us at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com, and we will be happy to address your concerns.

Endnotes Book Review Guidelines  
The Endnotes Committee would like to thank you for your interest in serving as a book reviewer. As of January 2017, the Endnotes Committee has revised the submission criteria to be more inclusive and representative of the diversity and discipline specialization across our profession. We thank you for your time and interest, and kindly ask you to adhere to these guidelines.

Overview of Book Review Process
The Endnotes Committee will allow book reviewers to select a monograph of their choice, provided it meets Endnotes selection criteria, and the reviewer can justify the merits of the selected work. Reviewers must submit a book review pitch that is to be no longer than 150 words and make a concise, cogent case for their proposed review. All book review pitches should be sent to the Endnote Editors at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com. After evaluation by the Endnotes Committee, the selected reviewer will be green-lighted to write a 500-650 word book review written in the APA format by the submission deadline. After a final check by the Endnotes Committee, the reviewer will make revisions and submit the Endnotes “author agreement” form before the reviewer will be accepted for publication.

The Book Review Criteria
The pitch can take a multitude of forms:
·  How will the work influence scholarship in the field, or on the topic?
·  Has the topic, or idea been neglected by scholarship?
·  Does the work make contributions to the practice of librarianship?
·  How has the work impacted the book reviewer’s teaching and practice of librarianship?

There is leeway for the reviewer on how they wish to justify the inclusion of their book review for the current publication of Endnotes. Questions and further clarification can be directed toward the Endnote Editors if needed.

Reviewers will be allowed to select monographs that pertain to the issues, pedagogies, and technical works that currently affect librarianship. The Endnotes Committee is looking for book reviews that address a broad range of issues in librarianship. However, publications should be written at a professional, authoritative level and contribute to the professional discourse of a particular field specialization, or librarianship as a whole.
Endnotes asks that the publication of the selected monograph be current: within two years of Endnotes publication date. Reviewers need to furnish their copy (it does not need to be purchased; please feel free to utilize your library and/or interlibrary loan), as Endnotes cannot and will not provide a copy of the selected work. The written book review should not be under consideration for publication or previously published.  

Criteria Summary
1.       The book reviewer selects a professional work that contributes to the professional discourse of ideas, or relates to issues, teachings, and technical issues that currently affect librarianship. Publication should be within the last two years.
2.       The reviewer must submit 150-word book pitch to Endnote Editors at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com.
3.       After the pitch is accepted, the reviewer must write a book review of 500-650 words. All book reviews should be in APA format (6th ed).
4.       Book reviews should not be under consideration for publication or previously published.
5.       Completed book reviews should be sent to nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com to be considered by the Endnotes Committee.

Josh Rimmer & Tammy Ivins
Chairs, 201607 NMRT Endnotes Committee

Thursday, February 09, 2017

CFP: Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon. (Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference - June 2017 Bosnia & Herzegovina)

WESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION LITERACY CONFERENCE

Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon.

JUNE 6th-9th 2017, Juni na Uni 2016 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Conference website: http://www.wbilc2017.com/en/

Call for Papers
Theme: Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon.
Papers should be prepared using WBILC template and submitted electronically to this email address:  wbilc2017@gmail.com

After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the WBILC proceedings book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online1875-8649.

Conference main themes and topics
A.      Information literacy in the modern world
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·         Fake News and Information Literacy
·         Action Literacy
·         Information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health
·         literacy, cyber wellness, infographics, information behaviour, trans-literacy, post-literacy)
·         Information Literacy and academic libraries
·         Information Literacy and adult education
·         Information Literacy and blended learning
·         Information Literacy and distance learning
·         Information Literacy and mobile devices (M-learning)
·         Information Literacy and Gamification
·         Information literacy and public libraries
·         Information Literacy in Primary and Secondary Schools
·         Information literacy and the Knowledge Economy
·         Information literacy and the Information Society
·         Information Literacy and the Multimedia Society
·         Information Literacy and the Digital Society
·         Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; digital reference tools; reference services).
·         The future of information literacy
·         Workplace information literacy

B.      Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process
·         Digital pedagogy and Information Literacy
·         Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
·         Putting information literacy theory into practice
·         Information Literacy training and instruction
·         Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,
·         session design, lesson plans)
·         Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
·         Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
·         Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
·         Digital empowerment and reference work
·         Information Literacy across the disciplines
·         Information literacy and digital preservation
·         Innovative IL approaches
·         Student engagement with Information Literacy

C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.)
·         Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators.)
·         Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
·         Information Literacy and information behaviour
·         Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
·         Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
·         Information Literacy and Threshold concepts
·         Information literacy evaluation and assessment
·         Information literacy in different cultures and countries including national studies
·         Information literacy project management
·         Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment

D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy
in a digital age
·         Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
·         Cross –sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
·         Information literacy policies and development
·         Leadership and Governance for information literacy
·         Strategic planning for IL
·         Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of information literacy skills.

Paper submission
Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
·         Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
·         Presentation
·         Roundtable discussion
·         Poster session
·         Train-the-trainers workshop
·         PechaKucha

Important Dates
Abstracts submission deadline April 24, 2017
Notification of Abstract acceptance April 30, 2017
Full Paper submission deadline May 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance May 30 2017
Dissemination of final programme June 02 2017
Abstracts & papers are to be sent to wbilc2017@gmail.com

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at: http://www.wbilc2017.com/en/

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Regards

Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS
Limerick Institute of Technology,

CFP: Exploring the Edges & Pushing the Boundaries of Digital Humanities (Digital Frontiers 2017 - Sept 2017 - Texas)

Digital Frontiers is an annual conference that explores advances and research in humanities and cultural memory through the lenses of digital scholarship, technology, and multidisciplinary discourse. Digital Frontiers 2017 will take place September 21-23, 2017, at the University of North Texas in Denton.

The program committee of Digital Frontiers invites members of the digital humanities community to propose programs that illustrate the creative and collaborative work that is developing in this exciting field. Program content may cover research and projects involving humanities-related new technologies or tools, re-thinking processes or methods, pioneering approaches, surprising partnerships, previously-untapped audiences, innovative uses of digital humanities resources, or intriguing combinations of these characteristics. Proposals that highlight efforts to promote social justice, to involve under-represented groups, or to engage communities outside the academy will be especially welcomed.

The committee encourages contributions from anyone who creates or uses digital collections or tools for humanities work, including scholars, historians, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, scientists, librarians, curators, and students. We welcome submissions from local and regional historical and genealogical societies, and anyone working in the public humanities to serve the community of practice with which Digital Frontiers identifies.

For complete submission guidelines, view the Call for Proposals.

Deadline: April 28, 2017