Have writer's block? Hopefully this resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other relevant notices that I find on the web. If you find anything to be posted, please drop me a note. thanks -- Corey Seeman, University of Michigan(email@example.com)
The Delaware Valley Chapter of ACRL - Call for Lightning Talks
Practitioners will share examples of their work on a project, a technique used, a resource created, or other strategies that relate to news literacy. Each talk will be 10 minutes or less.
Do you have an example to share? Consider presenting on November 17th! The ACRL DVC planning group is now accepting proposals. Submission deadline is October 30th.
The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting proposals for its Fall 2017 program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness. The event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? Excited about a simple but powerful technique that you want to share with interested colleagues? Submit a lightning round proposal to teach folks to spot false, misleading, and all other shades of duplicitous public discourse. Some topics may include…
Statistics in reporting
Scientific studies in the news
Bias in the news
Evaluating non-textual information (e.g. photos, video, info-graphics)
There is no slide limit, but the round cannot exceed 10 minutes, so practice, practice, practice!
Submission Deadline: October 20, 2017 Notification of acceptance by: October 30, 2017
Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little
Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public
Library Systems, Special, School Librarian, Michigan
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia
College, Winter Park, Florida
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic,
public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to
the next level. The role librarians can play in social
justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics
could be inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human
rights, social responsibility; in the areas of collection development,
programming, professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a
One author or two or three authors per chapter.
Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no
matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more
copies.Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be
published. Public, school and special librarians, LIS instructors are especially
encouraged to submit.
Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each
described in a few sentences by November 30, 2017, brief bio on each author;
place TOL, LAST NAME on subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library
Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public,academic librarian, indexer.
Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library(McFarland, 2017);public library administrator, special, school librarian.
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public,
school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board
proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies
depicting a variety of aspects and angles of the library profession as a
creative endeavor, within the library walls and beyond. We are looking for
ideas that can serve as a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a
Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal
career goals planning. The focus is on library staff professional and personal
growth and development, NOT creative programming and services for patrons.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One,
two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation:
one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many
co-authors or if one or two chapters; author discount. Contributors are
expected to sign a release form in order to be published.
Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear
summary by November 30, 2017, with brief bio on each author; place CRE, Your
Name, on subject line to email@example.com
We have been asked to edit a special theme issue on services for people with disabilities for the peer-reviewed library science journal “Reference Services Review”. If you are a librarian or work with a librarian to provide such services, please consider this publication opportunity. The call for papers (below) is also posted online at: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7516
Reference Services Review Call for Papers for Theme Issue on Library Services for People with Disabilities
Reference Services Review is seeking authors to write on the theme of library support for people with disabilities in any type of setting, in any country. Examples of topics include (but are not restricted to):
-- Collaborations to promote services for people with disabilities in the community, schools, campuses, assisted living centers, or other settings
-- Library collections and formats to support services for people with disabilities
-- Library outreach to people with disabilities
-- Incorporating services for people with disabilities into training or education programs conducted by librarians
-- Virtual library services for people with disabilities
-- Compliance with ADA, web accessibility, service/support animals, other standards (in library buildings or online)
-- Research or assessment of accessibility/disability issues & libraries
-- Establishing a library environment that welcomes and enables access for all
-- Advocacy efforts to promote social justice and library access for people with disabilities
-- Adaptive technology, including emerging technologies, in libraries
-- Relevant library staff training (awareness, etiquette, culture)
-- Recruiting and supporting differently-abled library staff
-- Enabling and promoting access to digital collections for people with disabilities
-- Sources and means of securing funding to support relevant collections and services in libraries
-- Literature review of existing publications dealing with library and collection accessibility for persons with disabilities
Proposals/abstracts due by email: November 15, 2017
Manuscripts will be due by March 15.
The theme issue, Volume 46 Issue 3, will be published in August 2018. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors may expect to work on revisions during late April / early May. Final manuscripts will be dueMay 15, 2018.
Send proposals/abstracts or inquiries to:
Anna Ercoli Schnitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Disability Issues and Outreach Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Reference Services Review (RSR) is a quarterly, refereed journal dedicated to the enrichment of reference knowledge and the advancement of reference services. RSR covers all aspects of reference functions, including automation of reference services, evaluation and assessment of reference functions and sources, models for delivering quality reference services in all types and sizes of libraries, development and management of teaching/learning activities, promotion of information literacy programs, and partnerships with other entities to achieve reference goals and objectives.
RSR prepares its readers to understand and embrace current and emerging technologies affecting reference functions, instructional services and information needs of library users. RSR also contains important literature guides on cultural, social, economic, political, and environmental issues, especially those which reflect a global, international perspective. More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rsr.htm
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 Fall 2017*** Nominations: October 31, 2017 Submissions: November 14, 2017
Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:
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. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Megan Hodge at email@example.com and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ---------------------------------------------------
Megan Hodge Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning Virginia Commonwealth University email@example.com
Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra Liberal Arts Liaison Librarian Grand Valley State University firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers THE GEEK AND POPULAR CULTURE Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship It’s every child’s schoolyard nightmare—to be called a “nerd.” From an early age, we know that being labeled a “nerd” or a “geek” isn’t a good thing. It implies too much knowledge and too few social skills. Yet, as much as we don’t want to be labeled a “geek,” we value their knowledge and expertise, as Best Buy’s labeling their technical support “The Geek Squad” exemplifies. Furthermore, the popularity of the reigning “nerd” powerhouse The Big Bang Theory (now available nightly via syndication) or any number of other series—NBC’s Chuck and the ubiquitous “Nerd Herd,” BBC’s Doctor Who, Fox’s 24and Touch, or the Sci-Fi Channel’s Eureka—proves that America may want to watch “geeks” and use them but we “wouldn’t wanna be them.” This area seeks to examine the relationship between popular culture and the ever-changing geek or nerd – particularly looking at the way the nerd has changed over time and what these changes can mean for the future of “nerds” of every type. Topics could include: defining the “geek,” the geek versus the nerd, female geeks or nerds, depictions of geeks, depictions of nerds, tropes surrounding nerds/geeks, Hollywood’s pseudo-nerd creations, the “babe” in nerd/geek television series or films, differences between the two terms and their depictions in television or film, the power of the nerd, the social acceptance of the term “geek,” and much more. SUBMIT PROPOSAL
In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org If you have any questions about the The Geek and Popular Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Kathryn Lane, Ph.D. at KELane@nwosu.edu.
MLA Spring Institute: Growing, Networking, and Inspiring!
March 22 - 23, 2018 GVSU L.V. Eberhard Cen
Grand Rapids, MI
Call for Breakout Session Program Proposals
Submissions welcome throughFriday, November 10, 2017. The 2018 MLA Spring Institute Conference theme is Growing, Networking, and Inspiring, and those are exactly the experiences that the event will focus on. All topics are welcome to be proposed.
Cool Things My Library Does will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Submissions welcome through Monday, January 8, 2018
This quick engaging presentation session will give you an opportunity to showcase your brilliance in a comfortable group discussion and reception format. Think of it like a strolling poster session show-and-tell with props.
The LITA/ALCTS MARC Format Transition Interest Group is looking for speakers to participate in a managed discussion on Linked Data Tools and Local Practices at ALA Midwinter in Denver on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. We are especially interested in local projects to convert a specific body of bibliographic data to linked data.
Speakers should plan to speak for about 10 minutes. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations. Some suggested areas to cover are:
What tools is your institution using to convert existing metadata into linked data?
What standards, e.g. BIBFRAME, MARC, serialization formats, RDF, etc.?
What is it about the material that makes converting to linked data desirable?
What relationship does your project have to larger, national and international linked data efforts?
What relationship does your project have to existing catalogs and finding aids at your institution?
Who are the stakeholders and collaborators in your project?
What are the technical workflows associated with project outcomes?
Please email the Co-Chairs by Monday, November 13, 2017 if you are interested in speaking and let us know:
Talk title & short abstract (1-2 paragraphs) The state of completion of your project by February 2018 Name, job title, and institution of all speakers Email address(es)
The ALCTS Interest Group, Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services (RPLTS-IG) is seeking proposals for presentations at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver, CO. RPLTS-IG will meet on Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 10:30am -- 11:30am.
This year’s Midwinter tagline is “The conversation starts here”, and to capitalize on that concept, we are particularly interested in proposals that invite librarians in technical services to think about the changes happening in library technical services and to prepare themselves
for the changes. Presenters will be allotted approximately 20 minutes, with a short time for questions after the presentations.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
Trends in library technical services
Opportunities and challenges librarians in technical services are facing
Causes of the changes happening in library technical services
The ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group invites presentation proposals for its ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 8:30 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
Call for Applications: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Evidence Summaries Writers EBLIP seeks to add five writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information regarding the original research article's validity and reliability, thus providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings. Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief résumé to Heather Pretty (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) email@example.com by October 15, 2017. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary. **Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising library-related research. **Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors. About the journal: Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to library and information studies research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice enables information professionals to practice their profession in an evidence-based manner. Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice website (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer reviewed open access journal published since 2006 seeks to fill a position of Associate Editor (Research Articles). The successful candidate will be expected to begin their role by December 2017 and serve a 3 year term (with possibility of renewal). This person will share the workload with a second Associate Editor.
The Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be responsible for:
Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Research Articles section (this includes assignment of peer reviewers, monitoring the peer review process, communicating with authors and peer reviewers, making acceptance decisions, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made, communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected).
Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.
Attending Editorial Team meetings, via Skype, on a monthly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.
Ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met.
Communicating with potential authors and responding to queries.
The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Research Articles) will be well-versed in evidence based practice and research methods. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 10-15 hours per month.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, and resume/cv as a single PDF file to Lorie Kloda, Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3, 2017. The current Associate Editors (Research Articles) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Rebekah (Becky) Willson (email@example.com) and Lisl Zach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.
About the journal:
Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner.
The LIRT Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee is sponsoring an ALA Midwinterdiscussion session on Saturday, February 10th from 1-2:30 pm, location TBD.
“App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies”
Emerging technologies pose new pedagogical challenges as libraries grapple with assessing their role and impact on learning and scholarship. Please join the LIRT TLT committee for a lively and practical exploration of the issues surrounding the integration of tools ranging from 3D printers to virtual reality software into our instructional repertoire. This session will feature a panel of librarians from various types and sizes of libraries followed by group activities and interaction, where we will examine topics such as developing lesson plans and assessment methods, collaborating with faculty and other partners, analyzing formats and modalities of delivery, and contending with varying levels of support and funding.
If you would like to submit a proposal for this session, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 13th: https://goo.gl/AVMkqm.
Proposals will be evaluated on practicality, level of applicability to all types of libraries and funding environments, and their inclusion of ideas for implementation as well as assessment. We highly encourage libraries of all types and sizes to submit a proposal so that all voices and perspectives can be included. We are seeking approximately 3 panel participants, but would love to include your lesson plans as materials even if we are not able to invite you to present. Thank you!
This is a call for contributions to the "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 30, issue 1 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and their use in libraries, including conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house. This would be a great opportunity for you to report on topics that may benefit others in our profession.
The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, November 17, 2017. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.
If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:
Seeking Charleston Conference session reporters for publication, "Against the Grain"
Prior to the conference, contact reports compiler, Ramune Kubilius (email@example.com), noting the session title/s, date/s, time/s of desired session/s for reporting (inclusion of the schedule url is helpful). To avoid duplication or overlap, reporters will receive confirmation of their sessions.
Reports should be 100-200 words (preconferences and plenary session reports can run a bit longer, but not by too much).
The succinct reports should re-cap the highlights of the session. Minute details are NOT needed, since a number of speakers post their presentations in the conference website and many also submit papers to the Proceedings.
Reports should include any changes in titles or speakers that are revealed at the session and differ from what was presented in the listed program.
Note session highlights, whether the session proceeded "as advertised", or if there were some shortcomings.
Best Book Proposal Contest for the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series
Contest Sponsored by Rowman &
Please provide detailed answers to the following prompts,
along with required documentation, for a chance to win $250.00 from Rowman
& Littlefield and the opportunity to pursue a book contract. To be
eligible, proposals must be submitted electronically to Andrea Falcone, Editor,
at firstname.lastname@example.org by
11:59 p.m. on November 15th, 2017. Submissions will be evaluated by the Beta Phi
Mu Scholars Series Editorial Board. The contest winner will be contacted in
About the Series
Books published as part of the Scholars Series
advance knowledge in the discipline and profession of library and information
science. More information about the series can be found here.
Book Proposal Outline
Why is this book needed? Who will want to read it or use it and why?
How is it different from other books on the same topic?
Imagine that your book is in our
next catalog. Begin with a title that
captures the tone and spirit of your book.
What would the catalog description be?
Emphasize special features or sections using bullets where appropriate.
Identify titles on the same topic
published in the last 5-7 years. These will be your book’s competition. Can you give a sentence or two that would
make us want to publish your book even though those other books are available?
If there are not books on this topic, why is that?
Construct a 1-3 paragraph
biographical statement and submit a copy of your curriculum vitae including information
on your previous experience presenting, writing, teaching, conducting research,
or other professional activities relevant to the proposed book. In the
biographical statement, emphasize the relevance of your education and
experience to this book topic. Please
include information about other articles or books you have published.
Provide a tentative table of
contents that includes page number estimates for each chapter. Please also include for each chapter an
estimated number of photographs, figures, tables, or other graphic elements you
think you would want to include in the chapter.
Present at least one example of
your published professional writing. This can be a journal article, a poster
abstract, a book chapter, or another sample publication.
What is your target date for
completing the manuscript?
The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting the submission of innovative and creative preconference proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for either full day or half day sessions to take place on Friday, June 22, 2018. Preconferences should emphasize hands on and interactive experiences. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. Programs should be of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.
Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.
2018 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area
Indianapolis, Indiana (March 28-31, 2018)
Proposal Deadline Extension--Now Due 10/10/17
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held on March 28-31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott In Indianapolis, Indiana. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.
The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include: – Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater – Biography and film – Biography and criminal justice – Television programs about biography – Biography and urban legends – Biography and folklore – Biography and literature – Scholarly Biography – Controversial Biography – Psychoanalysis and Biography – Historical Biography – Political Biography – Autobiography