Monday, April 23, 2018

CFP: ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group - ALA Annual (New Orleans - June 23, 2018)

The ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group invites presentation proposals for its ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

CCIG's charge is to discuss common problems concerning copy cataloging of all kinds of materials (monographs, serials, audiovisuals, etc.), quality control, work flows, staffing needs, training, and effects of changes in cataloging rules on copy cataloging.

Presentations (not including time for questions and answers) should last no longer than 20 minutes.

If you’re doing something innovative or different in how you copy catalog, we want to hear about it!  This is a great platform for you to share your knowledge.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • Implementation and maintenance of local controlled vocabularies, subject headings, or classification systems
  • "Breaking the rules" to satisfy a user need
  • Retooling existing workflows or practices based on public service work, assessment, or user feedback
  • Meeting the needs of unique user groups
  • Adopting new technologies or standards (e.g., BIBFRAME, RDA)
  • Collaboration with library units that do not perform cataloging
  • Impacts of cross training copy catalogers to work in non-cataloging functions, such as public service
  • Copy cataloging in a consortium environment
  • Issues surrounding vendor records


If you are interested in presenting, please email a proposal abstract to Emily O’Neal at emilyo@dpls.lib.or.us and Amanda Ros at aros@library.tamu.edu by Monday, April 30, 2018.


Thanks,
Emily O’Neal & Amanda Ros
CCIG Co-chairs

Friday, April 20, 2018

CFP: New Librarian Summit 2018 - Exploring New and Innovative Approaches in LIS - San Jose, CA August 2018

New Librarian Summit 2018 – Call for Proposals

To support early career Librarians, the New Librarian Summit (NLS) Organizing Committee invites proposals for its second annual conference on the specific theme, "Exploring New and Innovative Approaches in LIS.” This event aims to provide practical strategies, hands-on methods, networking, and professional development opportunities to recently graduated and/or recently appointed librarians from all types of libraries. The event will be held on August 2-3, 2018 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

We strongly encourage proposal submissions from MLIS graduate students, librarians who have graduated within the past 10 years, as well as those who have accepted new roles/appointments or experienced career transitions in the past 10 years. Proposals are invited across six topic areas:

  1. New forms of outreach, collaboration and liaison
  2. New approaches to digital scholarship, digital curation and publishing
  3. The librarian-teacher: new modes of instructional design, pedagogy and assessment
  4. The librarian-scholar: engagement in practice-based research and publishing
  5. New challenges and solutions in technical services (e.g., collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, e-resources)
  6. Skills development: public speaking, writing, visual communication

Types of Submissions:

Please ensure that proposal fits into the overall theme "Exploring New and Innovative Approaches in LIS" and at least one of the topic areas outlined. Proposals are accepted for research papers, workshop ideas, student papers, graduate research, case studies, position talks, works-in-progress, reports, and proposals for future research.

Instructions on Submitting Proposals:

Proposals should be submitted via the Google form: http://bit.ly/CSUNLSsubmit

Key Dates:

Proposal submission deadline April 27, 2018.
Notification of accepted proposals May 4, 2018.
Proposal revisions due June 15, 2018.
Final abstracts (minimum 500 words) due August 30, 2018. (This date is scheduled after the conference to allow speakers, if they so choose, to update their abstracts with feedback received at the conference.)

Please direct questions regarding proposals to Ahmed Alwan at ahmed.alwan@csun.edu.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CFP: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (Wake Forest University - October 12, 2018)

Grow, Evolve, Serve
The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
October 12, 2018

Call for Proposals

The sixth Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians <http://entrelib.org/> (entrelib.org) will explore how librarians have been entrepreneurial in their own professional development and how this drives the way we serve our communities. In the last several years we’ve seen a variety of new positions emerge to meet new opportunities in academic, public and special libraries. This year’s theme “Grow, Evolve, Serve” will explore where the profession has been recently and where it needs to go in order to meet these challenges. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do.

The conference will be held at the Wake Downtown campus <https://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/> of Wake Forest University on October 12, 2018.  It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University <http://www.wfu.edu/> and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. <http://www.uncg.edu/>

We seek librarians and information professionals to present about projects
related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Evolving roles of librarians and related professions such as social work, data librarians, digital humanities, and community historians archivists.
  • Growth of outreach and marketing, collaboration, and new types of partnerships that get us out of our silos.
  • Expansion of services such as data visualization, data management, and    institutional repositories.
  • Education for future professionals to respond to these changing needs
  • Privacy and the library.
  • Analytics, assessment and evaluation and using these techniques for decision making and planning.

Presentation Format:

Break-out sessions (45 minutes including Q&A) may be panels or singlepresenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Please submit your proposal at http://bit.ly/entrelib18


Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings. <https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/pcel>

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until *May 25*, 2018.

Presenters will be notified by June 29, 2018.

For more information about keynote speakers and scheduling see the conference
website <http://entrelib.org/> (entrelib.org) or contact:

Mary Scanlon scanlomg@wfu.edu

Kathryn Crowe kmcrowe@uncg.edu


CFP: Scholarly Communication and Library Management (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

Extended Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Scholarly Communication and Library Management
Publication due 2019
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Su Epstein, Saxton B. Little Free Library

Libraries hold a valued and valuable role in scholarly communication. With the advent of online communications and increasing competition in both scholarly outlets and tenured roles on campuses, how scholars contribute to academic discourse has become increasingly complicated, and libraries have taken on more in this area. In the public sector, libraries are working more with nontraditional education venues and finding greater need for understanding and utilizing scholarly communications formerly reserved for academia. ALAO seeks submissions for the “Scholarly Communication and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how libraries can deepen their role in scholarly communication and strengthen services and resources for scholars and peers.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
·         Improving understanding around research methods
·         The civility movement in public libraries and its counterpart in scholarly communication
·         The role of libraries in critically evaluating information resources
·         How libraries teach the basics of scholarly communication
·         How libraries can benefit and utilize scholarly communication
·         How public libraries can support online education users
·         The management of online academic discourse
·         Scholarly communication in the non-print world

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019. 
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 
How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Scholarly Communication and Library Management.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by May 30, 2018.
Submission deadlines

Submission deadline for proposals: May 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance sent by:  July 1, 2018
Submission deadline for full chapters:  December 1, 2018
Comments returned to authors:  January 15, 2019
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  February 28, 2019

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CFP: A Journey from UN MDGs to SDGs: Proactive Role of Libraries (IFLA - Karachi, Pakistan - August 2018)

We are pleased to inform that the Pakistan Library Club (PLC) in collaboration with IFLA Asia & Oceania and Special Libraries Association (SLA) is organizing an international Conference “A Journey from UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proactive Role of Libraries” on August 2-4, Karachi, Pakistan.

We request you to attend this mega event. This is the first time the Pakistan Library Club (PLC) is organizing this International Conference with the collaboration of two international associations. We look forward to your wholehearted participation. Please feel free to promote this to your friends, colleagues.

The objectives of the Conference are to provide a networking platform and bring together library professionals. Promote UN sustainable goals among librarians, and make possible the exchange of thoughts and facilitate bridge the knowledge gap amongst the professionals associated with variety of libraries and to further develop professional aptitude.

All library professionals, faculty and students are invited to submit their maximum 500 words abstracts of research paper/poster should be sent electronically to arshad.sbp@gmail.com and a copy to info@pakistanlibraryclub.org by May 10, 2018.

Conference Theme: A Journey from UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Proactive Role of Libraries.

The Conference will focus on the conference main theme and the following related themes:

  • Digital divide
  • Information Literacy
  • Knowledge Management& Sustainable Development
  • Green Libraries
  • Metropolitan Libraries
  • Urbanization and Libraries/Urban development
  • Government Libraries as supporting agent achieving SDGs
  • Academic Libraries and Sustainable Development
  • Role of Public Libraries in Development
  • Library associations & SDGs
  • Role of LIS Schools in SDGs promotion
  • Role of Big data in Development
  • Knowledge Production on SDGs in School Libraries
  • Sustainability of library services, tools, and resources
  • Knowledge design
  • Digital Futures
  • Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Open Repositories
  • Open Access
  • International Library Cooperation
  • Maker Spaces& Development
  • Latest library technologies
  • Social Media
Importance Dates for Paper Submission
  • First Call: March 8, 2018
  • Abstract and Proposal Submission Deadline: May10, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstract and Proposal: May 25, 2018
  • Full Text & Power Point presentation Submission: July 01, 2018
  • Conference: August 2-4, 2018
  • Proceedings Publication: December 1, 2018.


We will be honoured and happy by your presence.

Conference Organizing Committee

Call for Chapters: ACRL monograph tentatively titled Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success

Call for Chapters

ACRL monograph tentatively titled Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success

Student wellness, particularly mental health, is emerging as a key issue in higher education. Academic libraries play an essential role in supporting teaching and student learning and are therefore well situated to play a key role in promoting and fostering student wellness.  This edited volume will present case studies that describe successful and innovative approaches in library programming to promote student wellness, as well as research assessing the impact of library wellness initiatives.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Innovative student wellness initiatives with an emphasis on programs that have been assessed.
  • Library initiatives to support at-risk student groups (first year, graduate, first-generation, international, etc.)
  • Partnerships with other campus student service providers or student groups.
  • Education and training initiatives for library staff to help them recognize students in distress.
  • The development of spaces in the library to support student wellness (e.g., meditation spaces).
  • Changes to library policies and operations to promote student wellness (food and noise policies, library hours, fines, etc.)

Proposals should include the following:
  • names of all authors and institutional affiliations,
  • identification of primary contact with e-mail address,
  • title and ~500-word summary of proposed chapter,
  • current CVs for all authors.

Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials should be included. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to write a chapter within the range of 6,000 – 9,000 words (including references).

Proposals and inquiries should be emailed to Amber Lannon (amber.lannon@carleton.ca) and Sara Holder (shholder@gmail.com) by August 15, 2018. Editors will respond to proposals by September 15, 2018. Full chapter drafts will be due by January 15, 2019.

Information about the editors:

Sara Holder is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.  She has authored journal articles and has authored, edited, and contributed to monographs (ACRL, Chandos Series, IGI Global, Emerald, Scarecrow).  She is active in ALA, ACRL, and LLAMA and is a reviewer for Journal of Academic Librarianship, IASSIST Quarterly, and Library Journal.

Amber Lannon is the Associate University Library for Academic Services at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).  She has authored journal articles, and has authored, edited, and contributed to monographs (ACRL, Chandos Series, Scarecrow). 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CFP: Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. 

***Deadlines for Spring 2018 *** 
Nominations:  April 25, 2018 
Submissions:  May 9, 2018 

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link: 


Please note that PRIMO has updated the criteria by which it evaluates submissions. These criteria can be found at http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/primo-selection-criteria/. Contact PRIMO co-chairs Megan Hodge (mlhodge@gmail.com) and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra (scrippsl@gvsu.edu) with questions about the revised criteria.

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form.

**Important note** 

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully. 

Megan Hodge and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra 
Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee 
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Megan Hodge
Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning
Virginia Commonwealth University
Councilor-at-Large, American Library Association
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Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, MLIS
Education Librarian
124A Steelcase Library
Grand Valley State University
401 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

CFP: “Innovation and Risk Taking in Business Academic Librarianship: Online Lightning Talks.” (ALA RUSA BRASS)

Call for Proposals: “Innovation and Risk Taking in Business Academic Librarianship: Online Lightning Talks.”

Do you have an innovative idea or project that you’re dying to share with others interested in academic librarianship, instruction, or business reference?  Did you take a risk that didn’t go how you planned, failed, and learned from the failure? Business Reference in Academic Libraries is hosting a set of online lightning talks tentatively scheduled for September-November. The lightning talks will be 20-25 minute presentations and can cover a variety of topics, including successes or failures, innovative products implemented, new tools for reference, or risky new services.

You can submit your proposal here: https://goo.gl/forms/63h6xtw1yEac8DPe2

Proposals are due by June 1, and the presenters will be notified by July 15

Please note that preference will be given to presentations by BRASS members. Here’s a link to join: http://www.ala.org/membership/

Presentations will take place on the Zoom platform. After acceptance, presenters will work with ALA RUSA BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries to schedule a time to present. 

CFP: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 41st issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 41st issue, which is scheduled for publication in August 2018, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, May 11, 2018.  When submitting, please include the title  
or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 40 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 41st issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, May 11, 2018.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

Monday, April 16, 2018

CFP: Open Education Southern Symposium (University of Arkansas - October 2018)

OPENING EDUCATION: Using Open Education & Open Pedagogy to Transform Learning
and the Educational Experience

The Open Education Southern Symposium at the University of Arkansas is accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Proposals should fall into one of three categories:

  • Presentations: 15-20 minutes (Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A after presentations.)
  • Panel Discussions: 45 minutes (Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A after panel discussions.)
  • Lightning Talks: 7 minutes (A short 5 to 10 minute Q&A will follow all lightning presentations.)

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, special libraries, and any others involved in open education and open pedagogy. We're particularly interested in proposals with topics centering around:

  • Adoption and creation of resources
  • Publishing platforms
  • Best practices and the impact of Open Education
  • Creative Commons, copyright, and other licensing
  • Marketing and advocacy
  • Pedagogy and student success, including K-12 highlights
  • Instructional design strategies for OER
  • Trends and innovation
  • OER in community colleges
  • Tenure, promotion, and OER
  • OER community building
  • Assessment
  • Inclusion and diversity in Open Education

Submission Details:

  • The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. The submission form can be found on our event website under the Call for Proposals page.
  • Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included).
  • Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of Open Education and Open Pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use similar proposal criteria to those being used by the Open Education Conference and OER18.
  • The planning committee will deliver decisions by June 29, 2018.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline to invitation to present by July 13, 2018.
  • All presenters will be required to register for the symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, Head of the
Physics Library at the University of Arkansas (sjpierc@uark.edu), or the Open
Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee.

Thank you,

Stephanie Pierce, MLIS
Head, Physics Library
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
PHYS 221B | 479.575.4483 | sjpierc@uark.edu
https://libraries.uark.edu/physics/

CFP: IDS Project Summer Conference (Information Delivery Services - July 2018 - Utica, NY)

The IDS Project's 14th Annual Summer Conference is July 26th and 27th, at Utica College in Utica, NY.  Approximately 200 attendees are expected.  

IDS Project URL: http://idsproject.org/

The IDS Project Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for conference presentations and posters focusing on:
  •     Resource Sharing Best Practices
  •     Shared Staffing and Training
  •     Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
  •     Workflow Improvements
  •     Cooperative Collection Development
  •     Shared Print Collections
  •     Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems (Alma, Tipasa, etc.)
  •     Consortial Purchasing
  •     Purchase on Demand
  •     Addon Development
  •     API Development/Use

Deadline for proposals is Friday, May 18th, 2018.  Presenters will have their Conference registration fee waived.

Please submit a 200-300 word proposal for your presentation or poster using the Proposal Submission Form .

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference, please contact the conference planning team at conference@idsproject.org.

We look forward to seeing you at Utica College in Utica, NY for this summer's IDS Project Conference!!

IDS Project Conference Planning Team

Marta Ambroziak, Ronald Figueroa, Rose Flickner, Sue E Grayson, Ben Hogben, Timothy Jackson, Michelle Marie Lee, Melissa Perez, Angela Persico, Virgilio Pinto, Robyn Reed, Mark Sullivan, Catherine Taylor, Elise F Thornley, and Lucy Yang.

CFP: APRA Canada Conference (Toronto - October 208) - Advancement Research

Call for Presentation Proposals:
2018 APRA Canada Conference - October 17 - 19, 2018 in Toronto, Canada

Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018
Please send proposals to: Stacey Bissell, stacey@ualberta.ca

Download submission form here –> Call For Presentation Proposals

Topic Ideas:

•         Research metrics & reporting
•         Data mining and analytics
•         Prospect identification strategies
•         Calculating giving capacity
•         Compensation Estimation – e.g. best methods; bonus & stock option trends for specific sectors and/or job levels; private/public sector comparisons; useful tools & sources; etc.
•         Wealth indicators and evaluating non-traditional sources of wealth (e.g. art collection, evaluating real estate in Canada)
•         Prospect Management
•         Researcher/fundraiser partnership and strategies for working together
•         Leadership and management development for prospect researchers
•         Campaign & strategic planning
•         Research methods for major giving, corporate giving, planned giving & campaigns
•         Public and private company research techniques
•         Social media tools to enhance your research
•         Economic and industry trends affecting wealth and philanthropy
•         International research resources and best methods
•         Other interesting ideas!

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to a professional, diverse and high-quality educational program. Please feel free to share this document with your network – we are interested in hearing from professionals in other fields including fundraisers and special librarians. We welcome submissions from individuals, groups, or teams. Panels are also encouraged.

CFP: Charleston Conference (South Carolina - November 5-9, 2018)

Call for Papers
Charleston Conference 
November 5-9, 2018
CFP URL: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/call-for-papers/


We are excited to announce that the 2018 Call for Papers, Ideas, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, etc. is now open. The proposal deadline is Friday, July 13.

Submit your proposal now!

Please read the Program Proposal Instructions BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share? We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to:
  • analysis and assessment,
  • budgeting,
  • discovery,
  • digital scholarship,
  • end users/use statistics,
  • management/leadership,
  • library entrepreneurship,
  • professional development,
  • scholarly communication, and
  • technology and trends.

Another area of focus is our “Up and Comer” session thread. This is for topics relating to, or presenters who are new to the profession, new to the Charleston Conference, MLIS students or recent graduates, etc. It is related to the Up and Comer Award, which will open for nominations in June. 2017 award winners are listed at http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/2017-up-comer-award-winners/.

The Charleston Conference wishes to provide opportunities for everyone to be heard. We encourage proposals that include representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process, so please consider the diversity of your panel. Also, please note that conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services.

2018 Theme and Important Dates

2018 Registration Rates and Information
Questions should be directed to Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu or Leah Hinds at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

Requirements
Charleston Conference presenters will be required to:
  • register for and attend the conference; and
  • grant permission for possible video and/or audio recording and broadcast of their presentation.

It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you submit a paper for the conference proceedings. If you elect to do so, we ask that you:
  • assign the Charleston Conference first publication rights, and
  • submit your paper through our Digital Commons portal on the Purdue University Press website using the guidelines and the deadline provided. Slides and rough outlines will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria

The Charleston Conference Planning Committee will evaluate the content of your proposal for relevance to the conference theme and threads, originality, and timeliness. Special attention will be given to proposals that:
  • are oriented toward providing practical, concrete information for practicing professionals;
  • demonstrate innovative or entrepreneurial thinking;
  • that include a diverse representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process;
  • generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of the library and information industry;
  • present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology; and
  • encourage active learning among conference attendees.
PLEASE NOTE: Conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services.

Proposal notifications will be sent out in early August.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Call for Panelists: New and Successful ways to Manage Library IT (ALA Annual 2018 - New Orleans)

Call for Panelists: New and Successful ways to Manage Library IT
URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4qpYpJZSJC2tFlqJFCKq8gHQIJrZq-GwmBlM5xCXOvX79vg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Have you found a way to make managing a project feel less like herding cats? Is staff scheduling as easy as a button click? The Open Source Systems and Heads of Library Technology Interest Groups encourage you to submit a panelist proposal. This panel will be held at ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans on June 23 from 9 to 10 am. Please have your proposal submitted by May 13, 2018.

Suggested topics include:
- Project Management
- Library Automation
- Staff Scheduling
- Documentation and Knowledge base management

Panel Description: As technology changes, the way IT is managed must be able to keep pace. With the newer and free technologies that are emerging, the Heads of Library Technology and Opensource Systems Interest Groups have assembled a panel representing different size libraries to discuss how they manage their IT systems.