Journal of Access Services special issue on textbooks in libraries

What is the role of textbooks in today‘s libraries?

Like the cost of journal subscriptions, the price for textbooks have been increasing.  Unlike journals, students feel an immediate financial burden when the time comes to purchase their course textbooks.  Universities and libraries have recognized this and many are doing interesting things to address this issue.  The increased popularity of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other similar endeavors provides us with an opportunity to share those stories.  But I know there are other stories out there to share.  The Journal of Access Services<http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjas20/current> is seeking manuscripts for an upcoming special issue that will address the role and impact of textbooks within libraries.  This special issue will be comprised of case studies from a variety of types of libraries and hopefully a guest editorial.
Submissions may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

*         Impact of textbooks on course reserves

*         Designing unique textbook programs within a library

*         Interlibrary loan and textbooks – how do libraries handle this?

*         Assessment studies on textbook use within a library

*         Collaborations/partnerships with faculty/bookstore/student services regarding textbook access

*         OER or similar programs – how were they developed and what was the impact on library users/staff?

*         What is the future of the textbook in libraries?
I’m very excited to see what is happening in this area and look forward to sharing a great topical issue with all of you!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me about this particular topic or any other possible submissions.
FYI – while this will be an upcoming special topic issue, we are always reviewing submissions for other related topics for other upcoming issues.

TechTrends special issue on current innovative research methodology in the instructional design and technology field

The Research and Theory Division of AECT is sponsoring a special issue of TechTrends related to current innovative research methodology in the instructional design and technology field. We welcome proposals in which researchers are rigorously using innovative methods of data collection and analysis as part of an investigation that helps further advance knowledge on the field.

Special Issue Co – Editors

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
University of Tampa
eromerohall@ut.edu

E-ling Hsiao, Ph.D.
Valdosta State University
ehsiao@valdosta.edu

Fei Gao, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University
gaof@bgsu.edu

Submissions should align with the RTD mission to promote the development and advancement of theory; promotes, presents, and disseminates research and scholarship that encompasses multiple perspectives; advocates the study of social and cultural issues in the field; supports, fosters, and mentors emerging scholars. The division provides a professional community for AECT members with an interest in research and theory. The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible innovative methods of data collection and analysis:

– Educational data mining
– Learning analytics
– Social network analysis
– Advanced statistical modeling
– Network anthropology
– Eye tracking
– EEG
– fMRI
– Other physiological measures
– Integrative approaches to ‘mixing’ qualitative research
– Netnography
– Person-centered analyses
– Interactional ethnography
– Rhizoanalysis
– Photovoice
– Art-based data analyses
– Appreciative inquiry
– Concept mapping research
– Visual analysis
– And other innovative research methodologies

Expected publication date: September 2018

Submission Information
Articles should follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends. Submissions should be 4000-­-5000 words in length (10 ­-15 pages) and abstracts should not exceed 150 words. Use APA formatting throughout.

Please upload a PDF file with your name, institution, and email address as well as a brief overview (approx. 500 words) of the proposed article using the following link: http://tiny.cc/TechTrendsRTDSpecialIssue for initial review. If accepted for review, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue where you will submit your full article per the schedule below.

We kindly ask authors to also serve as reviewers for the submissions. Reviewers will also be requested from the overall AECT RTD membership. Thank you.

Important Dates
• August 7, 2017 – Call for Proposals posted
• September 15, 2017 – Proposals due: http://tiny.cc/TechTrendsRTDSpecialIssue
• October 16, 2017 – Notify accepted proposals
• January 29, 2018 – Full submissions due AND start peer review process
• March 16, 2018 – Reviews due
• April 27, 2018 – Notify authors of review decisions
• June 1, 2018 – Final and reviewed papers due

Best regards,

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
RTD President

Assistant Professor
College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa

Innovating with Metadata: An Amigos Online Conference

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00am- 4:00pm Central Time

Where: Amigos Online Classroom

Website: https://www.amigos.org/node/4657

Today’s metadata is not yesterday’s cataloging.  Libraries are doing amazing things with all kinds of metadata from many sources.  How is your library innovating with metadata? We would like to hear from you!  Possible topics include:

  • New metadata standards and application profiles
  • Transforming and exchanging metadata within and between organizations
  • Automated ways of generating discovery, preservation and technical metadata
  • New systems; innovative uses of institutional repositories, image management systems, discovery layers
  • Creative uses of linked data and RDF
  • Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME
  • Innovating with metadata on a shoe-string budget

Each session will be 45 minutes in length.  If you’re interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don’t worry — we will teach you what you need to know!  We welcome submissions from staff in academic, public and special libraries who work with metadata.

To submit your presentation idea(s), send us your proposal to https://www.amigos.org/node/4657 by August 31st. If you are interested in attending, save the date!  We will be posting registration information in Early October.

 

LITA at ALA Annual 2018

The program submission deadline has been extended to:

Tuesday September 5, 2017

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for 60 minute conference presentations. 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.

  • Submission Deadline: September 5, 2017
  • Final Decisions: September 29, 2017
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: November 8, 2017

For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices. This link to the submission site will redirect to the ALA log-in page. All submitters are required to have an ALA profile, but are not required to be ALA members.

Help and details on making a successful submission are on the LITA Forms web site.

We regularly receive many more proposals than we can program into the slots available to LITA at the ALA Annual Conference. These great ideas and programs all come from contributions like yours. 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.

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature ‘Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature’

Rome, Italy on 23-24 October 2017

The GL19 Call for Posters is now open. Participants who seek to present a poster are invited to submit an English abstract between 300-350 words. The abstract should describe the project and/or related information product or service. The conference venue is only able to accommodate a limited number of digital and physical posters. Timely registration is your guarantee of placement on the conference program as well as an opportunity to win the Poster Prize 2017 http://www.textrelease.com/gl19callforposters.html

GreyNet International
Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

T/F +31-(0) 20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org


Dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, Education, and Public Awareness to Grey Literature

ETTLIS2018: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services

ETTLIS2018: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on  Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services

Bennett University
Noida, India, February 21-23, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The ETTLIS 2018 intends to bridge the gap between different areas of library and information services, digital information management, science and technology. This platform will address a large number of themes and issues. The symposium will feature original research and working papers, case studies on design and implementation of digital information systems, as well as emerging trends and technologies in library and information services through paper presentation, demonstrations, workshops and practitioner presentations.

https://easychair.org/cfp/ettlis2018

The Journal of Archival Organization 

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.

JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, diversity and gender, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.

How to submit:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Marta Deyrup  martadeyrup@gmail.com

The separate abstract page should be single-spaced to include a 100-word abstract, list of keywords for indexing purposes, and author(s) footnote (name, title, affiliation, address, and email address), with identification of the corresponding author.

References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983) and include an alphabetical list of references at the end of the article.

For more information about the Journal of Archival Organization, please visit the journal’s webpage: www.tandfonline.com/WJAO

 

Learning beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information Literacy through Co-Curricular Activities

We would like to invite chapter proposals for an ACRL publication: Learning beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information Literacy through Co-Curricular Activities

Overview:

There are many opportunities outside of the classroom to introduce information literacy concepts to students by contextualizing the concepts through co-curricular activities.  This book will share many examples and provide ideas for teaching information literacy through academic events.  Learning beyond the Classroom will be a compilation of chapters focused on four themes: instructional design of co-curricular activities (e.g. experiential learning, service learning, etc.), examples of co-curricular activities, tools for developing and managing the activities, and strategies for assessing the student experience.

Section topics and examples:

Section I: Designing Co-Curricular Learning Experiences

Experiential learning and information literacy

 Section II: Practicing Information Literacy in Co-Curricular Activities

Teaching “Information has Value” through zine-making (The Zine Lab Initiative)

Collaborating with Career Services to teach students “Searching as Strategic Exploration”

Section III: Executing Co-Curricular Activities

Application of tools and techniques for managing activities

Involvement of students as event leaders

Section IV: Assessing Learning and Impact

Reflection as an effective way for students to engage in learning

Results from a Pre- and Post-tests on the effectiveness of an academic event

Chapters will be approximately 3000-5000 words submitted as a .doc file by February 15, 2018.

Proposal submissions:

Please send an abstract to learningbeyondclassroom.il@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name(s) and affiliated institution
  • Proposed chapter title
  • 250- 500-word summary of proposed chapter
  • Current CV

All submissions must be unpublished original work, and not currently under review by other publications. 

Deadline: All proposals should be submitted by October 5, 2017.

Notifications: Contributors will be notified of acceptance by December 8, 2017.

If you have any questions about the book or proposals, please contact Silvia Vong and Manda Vrkljan at learningbeyondclassroom.il@gmail.com.

E-Learn

October 17-20, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia

Second call for papers due August 22, 2017

For more information go to:  https://ucs.psu.edu/zimbra/public/launchNewWindow.jsp?skin=beach&localeId=en_US&full=1&childId=27

To submit a proposal go to: https://conf.aace.org/elearn/submission/

ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) Workshops 2018

ER&L is currently seeking workshop proposals and ER&L 101 courses for the 2018 conference, to be held March 4-7, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
What is an ER&L Workshop?
A workshop is a 4-hour intensive course designed to take the attendee into subject matter with a knowledgeable instructor. Workshops are typically interactive with instruction spanning exercises and practical applications to supplement the instruction. Workshops will be held 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 5th.
NEW FOR 2018: ER&L 101
Along with workshops, ER&L is also looking for half-day courses to help introduce an attendee to a foundational area of librarianship (such as licensing, e-book management, troubleshooting) or an emerging but important topic starting at an introductory level. These courses would not require background knowledge of the topic and would be appropriate for a practitioner new to e-resources or as an introduction to a new topic. These courses will be held 1-5 pm Sunday, March 4th and will be part of a larger set of 101 sessions throughout the ER&L conference.
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
Workshop proposals may be submitted via ProposalSpace at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/782
Further information is available online at https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/2018-call-for-workshops/
Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.