Monthly Archives: August 2007

New Learning Technology Conference

New Learning Technology Conference
Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel
Orlando, Florida
February 20-22, 2008

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest learning technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems. The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations, panel discussions, and pre-conference tutorials. Topics of interest include:

Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs
Handhelds, PDAs, Smartphones, Tablet PCS
Using Effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise
Mobile-optimized Web Applications
Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies
Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility
Security Issues involved in interactions with Mobile Computing
Mobile Computing’s Impact on Workforce Productivity
Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems

Knowledge Management Systems
Integrating EPSS
Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement
Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)
LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)

Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement

Online Games
Military Applications
Massively Multiplayer Simulation (MMP)
Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments
Game-based Learning
Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning· Business Gaming Using Expert Systems
Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools
Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations
Simulation gaming for Management Training

New Technologies & the Marketplace
Defining the Learning Marketplace
Market Issues and Barriers
Meeting Learner Goals and System Goals
Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods
Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity
Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement
Content and Technology Interoperability Issues
Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)

Instructional Systems Design
Blended Learning strategies
Strategies to address remote learners
Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning
Authoring tools and their effectiveness
Evaluation processes and assessment techniques
ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement
Prototyping in the development process
Business cases for learning measurement
Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:
Academic Professionals
Chief Learning Officers
Directors of E-Learning
Directors of Training and Development
E-learning Project Managers
Military and Industrial Trainers
Government Professionals and Managers
Performance Support Professionals
Managers of Training
Management and Training Consultants
Compliance Training Managers
Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers
Education/Training Facilitators
Human Performance Technology Professionals
Instructional Designers
Instructional Systems Developers
Curriculum Developers
Content Developers
E-Learning Developers
Application Development Managers

Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion. We are also seeking proposals for 1/2 day pre-conference tutorials related to the foregoing. A proceedings will be prepared and you should indicate whether you will provide a paper prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings. Abstract submissions should be received by September 15, 2007. If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by January 30, 2008 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright. Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a presentation, please call John Fox at (540) 347-0055.

Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT® conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT®. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169. The program schedule will consist of pre-conference tutorials on Tuesday, February 19, and the main conference presentation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 20-22.

Author’s Information

Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT® web site.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: September 15, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2007
Submission of Papers: January 30, 2008
Conference Dates: February 20-22, 2008

For more information go to:

Society for Applied Learning Technology

50 Culpeper Street

Warrenton, Va 20186

Ph: (540) 347-0055 Fax: (540) 349-3169 Web:

For other questions, contact SALT at 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton VA 20186. SALT can be reached by telephone at (540) 347-0055.

The 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2008)

The 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2008)

Special Track on Web Technologies

Fortaleza, Brazil
March 16-20, 2008
The increasing popularity and advances in Web technologies (XML, Web
services, semantic Web, etc.) are enabling the development of new classes of
applications and new trends in the design of Information Systems.
This track focuses on emerging Web technologies, architectures, and
methodologies for building and managing advanced Web information systems.
The Internet and the related technologies have created an interconnected
world in which information can be exchanged easily, tasks can be processed
collaboratively, communities of users with similar interests can be formed
to achieve efficiency and improve performance, while security threats are
present more than ever before.
The goal of this track is to bring together researchers from academia and
industry who are actively engaged both in theoretical and practical aspects
of Web Technologies. It will present an opportunity for researchers to get
together and share recent developments and techniques in order to identify
the critical problems and the most promising research avenues. This track
addresses the challenging Web technologies issues focusing on exploring
novel methods, techniques, and trends to build up and manage information

Topics of Interests
We solicit original research and industrial papers in the area of web-based
information technologies with a special interest in the following topics:
• Emerging Web Technologies (e.g., Web 2.0 and AJAX)
• Wireless Mobile Web
• Web Information Systems
• Security, Privacy, and Trust of Web Technologies
• Quality of Web Services
• Web-Centric Systems
• Web Services
• Software Architectures for Web Services
• Business Process Integration
• Web Engineering
• Service-Oriented Architecture
• Industrial Experiences with Web Technologies
• Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
• Web Databases
• Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis
• Case Studies on Web Services-based Applications and Systems
• Web-based applications and solutions for e-commerce & B2B

Paper Submissions
All submissions will be subjected to at least two to three blind reviews to
ensure unbiased review process.
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2008 proceedings and are
also available online through ACM.s Digital Library.
Prospective papers should be submitted per track using the provided
automated submission system. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks
is not allowed. For submission guidelines and more information please visit
the SAC 2008 web-site (

Important Dates

* September 8, 2007: paper submission
* October 16, 2007: acceptance/rejection notification
* October 30, 2007: camera-ready copy

Track Chairs
* Youakim Badr (INSA-Lyon, France)
* Djamal Benslimane (University of Lyon, France)
* Zakaria Maamar (Zayed University, Dubai, UAE)

Programme Committee
David Bell (Brunel University, UK)
Salima Benbernou (Lyon 1 University, France)
Alexandre Bergel (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Brian Blake (Georgetown University, USA)
Jorge Cardoso (Madeira University, Portugal)
Beniamino Di Martino (University of Napoli, Italy)
Flavius Frasincar (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Faiez Gargouri (University of Safx, Tunisia)
Karl M. Goeschka (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Erwin Leonardi (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Axel Küpper (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany)
Saravanan Muthaiyah (George Mason University, USA)
Ingo Mueller (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Chrsitelle Vangenot (EPFL of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Athanasios Vasilakos (University of Western Macedonia,Greece)
Quan Z. Sheng (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Fabrizio Silvestri (National Research Council, Italy)
Peter Stanchev (Kettering University, USA)
Mariemma Yagüe (University of Málaga, Spain)

General Inquiries

For further information, please visit or send emails to

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship(JERL) is a
peer-reviewed journal concerning issues in electronic
resources librarianship. The journal is published quarterly
by The Haworth Press (Taylor & Francis). Submissions are
being accepted for the inaugural and future issues of this

JERL is also looking for a Reviews Editor who will be
charged with editing a review section to include books and
other resources of interest in the field.

This journal aims to inform librarians and other information
professionals about evolving work-related processes and
procedures, current research and the latest news on topics
related to electronic resources and the digital
environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making
accessible library materials.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: Collecting electronic resources
• Assessment/evaluation of e-resources, Collection
Balancing Electronic with print, Determining value of
e-resources, Policies and procedures in maintenance of
digital resources and collections

Managing electronic collections
• Licensing, negotiation, and alternatives, Stewardship
Preservation of e-resources, Standards, Cross-functional
work/workflow, Library-vendor relations

Making digital collections accessible to users
• User preferences and expectations, Digital Rights
Management, E-resources delivery/promotion, Information
needs and behavior of users, Marketing and promotion of
e-resources, Search & Locate Tools

Scholarly Communication issues
• Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use, History
publishing, Changing nature of research in digital
environment, Economics of e-resources in libraries

Digital Libraries and digital collections
• Digitization/re-digitization projects, Digital
repositories within the larger collection

Changing environment and the effects on libraries
• Planning the digital future, Changing nature of
librarianship, Organizational change,
Collaboration/collaborative work environments

JERL strives to find a balance between original, scholarly
research, and practical communications about relevant topics
in electronic resources librarianship.

The journal will publish the following types of articles:
• Peer-reviewed articles of a scholarly (original
nature • Practice-related articles, such as case studies
pieces on the state of the field/new areas of work
• Review articles of books, conferences, and other
of interest in the field
• Editorial/guest columns on topics of interest to those
work with electronic resources

Query letters to the editor to determine suitability for the
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship are welcome.

Bonnie Tijerina
Editor, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Bonnie Tijerina
Electronic Resources Coordinator, Collection Development
Georgia Institute of Technology
Library and Information Center
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
AIM: bltijerina

Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning using Concept Mapping

Proposals Submission Deadline Extended: 9/30/2007
Full Articles Due: 1/30/2008
Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning using Concept Mapping
A book edited by
Patricia Lupion Torres PhD.
Universidade Catolica do Parana (PUCPR), Brazil &
Rita de Cassia Veiga Marriott MEd.
University of Birmingham/UK & Universidade Catolica do Parana/Brazil


The new socioeconomic and technological pressures arising from an unparalleled globalised world require that current methodological solutions be reviewed. At such a unique conjuncture, with unprecedented resources, the opportunity of making learning situations more flexible and of advancing, enriching and socializing them must not be missed.

Educators are seeking new methodologies to respond to the demand for personal education and knowledge acquisition and production. A study by Laister & Kober (2005) identified a number of reasons for the success of Collaborative Learning (CL) as a teaching approach. Of these reasons, the following stand out: 1. the effectiveness of both short-term learning, in terms of the subject / material being studied, and long-term learning, in terms of cognitive skills and self-esteem; 2. when CL is compared with individual and competitive learning scenarios, it can be seen to help students perform better by increasing their ability to resolve problems and helping develop personality traits that will be of benefit to them in both their academic and professional lives; and 3. CL empowers the individual and gives him/her the skills to live a more independent, collaborative and pleasant life.

Collaborative learning thus offers the possibility of methodological innovation. It represents a significant shift away from the typical classroom, where the teacher places him/herself at the centre of the process. In CL, students, or students and teachers, unite their intellectual efforts and generally work in groups of two or more with the aim to understand, solve, create or determine the meaning of a subject together. Activities revolve around the exploration or use of course material by students rather than a simple presentation or explanation by the teacher. In collaborative work, students are inevitably faced with differences and must make an effort to work with these differences. Developing the ability to tolerate and resolve issues, to come to agreements that respect all the members of the group and to take an interest in colleagues’ progress are crucial skills for community life. Development of these values and skills is generally relegated to the student’s life “outside” the school environment. Encouraging teamwork, a sense of community and leadership skills are legitimate and valuable aims for the classroom rather than just for outside it. (SMITH & MacGREGOR, 1992, p. 2)
At the same time, the technological advances that have taken place in this new knowledge society have made it much easier both to access and to disseminate this know-how. Nevertheless, in spite of the extraordinary advances in communications and in all areas of knowledge, the enormous amount of information available has given rise to concerns and worries among teachers the world over regarding how to understand and learn about the information that is being disseminated and use it to construct new meanings.
Concept Mapping is a way of representing the information visually which is beginning to be implemented at all educational levels in many institutions worldwide. It was developed by Novak and his team in 1972 while working on a 12-year project with elementary school children in Ithaca/USA (Novak, 2004, p. 458) and it is regarded by many researchers as a powerful learning and teaching technique. Based on Ausubel’s ideas of progressive differentiation and integrative reconciliation, two of the major advantages of its use can be stated as: 1. When engaging in the construction of concept maps, students think both on the content and on the form, and this exercise promotes the development of both sides of the brain, the creative and the analytical one; and 2. The organised visual representation of content helps in the transfer of knowledge from the short-term memory to the long-term memory, anchoring new concepts to previously acquired ones.

By using collaborative learning and concept mapping, it is possible to build up on previous knowledge and construct and create something new using information and ideas. These intellectual acts of processing and constructing meaning or of creating something new are crucial to learning. Students, absorbed in challenging tasks or questions, collaborate and bring many different perspectives to the classroom as well as different cultures, learning styles, experiences and aspirations. This mutual exploration, creation of meaning and feedback result in a better understanding by the student and in the creation of new meanings for all of us since, as teachers, we can no longer follow the “one-size-fits-all” approach. (SMITH & MacGREGOR, 1992, p. 2)

Therefore, in the light of the above, The Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning using Concept Mapping aims at overcoming and going beyond models based on the accumulation and reproduction of knowledge. The publication of this book/handbook is thus justified by the need to present, and the possibility of presenting, innovative educational and learning models that meet current complex educational demands.


The Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning using Concept Mapping will contribute with theoretical reflections and approaches on the use of Concept Maps in the collaborative-learning methodology in order to assist educators at different teaching levels and to foster professional discussion and progress in this new developing field. Each chapter will consist of 5,000 to 7,500 words and will report on research, studies, methodologies and approaches involving collaborative learning and concept mapping.

Recommended topics and chapter organization include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Theoretical Foundation
– The Fundamentals of Collaborative Learning
– The Fundamentals of Concept Maps
– From planning to assessment in the context of collaborative learning using concept maps

2. Practical Foundation
– Successful experiences of collaborative learning using concept maps.
– Interfaces for the construction of collaborative concept maps

Invited Submissions: Prospective authors are invited to submit a 2-3 page manuscript on their proposed chapter via e-mail on or before September 30, 2007. The proposal should be on previously unpublished work on the above-suggested topics or other related topics in the area of collaborative learning using concept mapping and should clearly explain the mission and concerns of your research. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until January 30, 2008 to prepare your chapter of 5,000-7,500 words and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal.

Please forward your proposal including your name and affiliation on or before September 30, 2007. You will be notified about the status of your proposed chapter by January 30, 2008. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group, Inc., publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints, in 2008.

Please forward inquiries and submissions to both editors by e-mail to:

Dr. Patricia Lupion Torres
Head of E-Learning
Universidade Catolica do Parana (PUCPR)


Rita de Cassia Veiga Marriott MEd.
Language Teacher & E-Learning Researcher
University of Birmingham & Universidade Catolica do Parana (PUCPR)

Forbidden Fruit:The censorship of literature and information for young people

Forbidden Fruit:The censorship of literature and information for young people

Southport, UK

25th-26th June 2008

A two-day conference for practitioners from libraries, information services and education, researchers from a range of disciplines, authors, publishers and policymakers from all sectors interested in to meet, network and share experiences. The conference will focus on the censorship of print, electronic and other literary and information resources for young people.

You are invited to present an abstract for a presentation in either of the following formats:
Reflective paper (approx 30 minutes plus discussion)
A case study (approximately 20 minutes plus discussion): a short report of an research of evaluation activity or project
A poster (a visual presentation of a case study or issue, with opportunities for informal discussion)

Suggested themes include:
Young people, the Internet and censorship
Access to citizenship, health and other information for young people
Pressure groups and censorship
The role of information literacy
Publishers and censorship
Media literacy
Authors for young people and censorship
Media reaction to censorship
Graphic novels and manga and ‘crossover’ novels
Library selection policies
The history of censorship

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words, with your name and contact details to The closing date for submission of abstracts is 7th January 2008.

For more information, please contact, 0121 331 6891

IMLS Connecting to Collections: Statewide Planning Grants

August 14, 2007

Press Contacts
Kevin O’Connell,

IMLS Calls for 2008 Connecting to Collections: Statewide Planning Grants

Application Deadline: October 16, 2007

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services invites
proposals for statewide, collaborative planning grants to address the
recommendations of the Heritage Health Index (HHI, see, a landmark study conducted by
Heritage Preservation in partnership with IMLS. HHI found the
collections held in the public trust by libraries, museums, and archives
to be at great risk. The report offered four recommendations for
collecting institutions:

* that they provide safe conditions for their collections;
* that they develop an emergency plan;
* that they assign responsibility for collections care; and
* that they marshal public and private support for and raise public
awareness about collections care.

These grants are aimed at fostering effective partnerships among
organizations that have a strong commitment to the collections
stewardship goals of a given state, commonwealth, or territory. Over the
course of two years, IMLS hopes to make one grant to each eligible state
or territory so that each of these entities can move closer to achieving
the recommendations of the HHI through an appropriate and achievable
plan for action.

For the past year, IMLS and its partners have been drawing attention to
the findings and recommendations of HHI. The Connecting to Collections:
A Call to Action initiative (see
has already resulted in a successful national summit on conservation and
preservation, the signing of a cooperative agreement to create a
conservation “bookshelf,” and the issuance of a request for proposals to
support Connecting to Collections: The National Tour. The Statewide
Planning Grants represent an equally important component of this
national initiative.

Application guidelines are available in PDF format at (608KB). Please note
that the Institute will only accept applications submitted through, the federal government’s online application system. All
applicants who are using must register with before
submitting their application. Applicants who are not already registered
should allow at least two weeks to complete this one-time process. See for more information on
registration. Please direct any questions about the Statewide Planning
Grants to Christine Henry, 202-653-4674,

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
the Institute, please visit

Information Behavior


The Australian Library Journal – Special Issue on INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR

Guest Editor:

Amanda Spink
Professor of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Full papers due: December 1 2007
Authors receive reviews: December 15 2007
Final papers due: February 1 2008
Anticipated publication: First quarter 2008

The Australian Library Journal has been published since 1951. Published quarterly, it contains a wide coverage of Australian library issues, including research. It is the acknowledged flagship publication of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The journal is available through subscription.


This special issue is seeking theoretical or empirical papers on any aspect of information behaviour.

Information behaviour is a basic element of human kind. Humans have sought, organized and used information for millennia as they evolved and learned patterns of information behaviour to help resolve their human problems and survive. The field of library and information science is a leading discipline in conducting research that seeks to understand human information related behaviours. Various interdisciplinary perspectives to information behaviour are emerging, including an information foraging approach, sense-making approach, information seeking approach, an everyday life information seeking approach and a more holistic approach integrating various approaches with information use and organisation. Theoretical and empirical papers discussing any aspect of information behaviour are encouraged.


Submissions of 3-5000 words should be emailed in Word format to the special issue editor, Amanda Spink at

The AGPS Style Manual is used. For further information see –

Amanda Spink
Research Capacity Building Professor of Information Technology
Faculty of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology
Gardens Point Campus
2 George St, GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia
Tel: 61-7-3138-9583 Fax: 61-7-3864-2703

Popular Culture Association “Women’s Lives and Literature”

I invite abstracts for the Spring 2008 joint ACA/PCA conference to
be held in San Francisco March 19th to the 22nd. Additional information about the
the associations are available at
And more specific conference information will be available soon at

Please send abstracts to me by 11-1-07 via e-mail.

PCA and ACA are interdisciplinary organizations that give us a great opportunity to work against the usual academic borders and have fun in the process.

Linda S. Coleman
Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, Illinois 61920

LGBTQ America Today

Please respond directly to John C. Hawley, Chair of the English
Department, Santa Clara University 408 554 4956

I am editing a three-volume 600,000 word encyclopedia for Greenwood
Press, entitled LGBTQ America Today. The book is well-advanced, and I
have received 525 entries. With such a large endeavor, however, it is
not surprising that various writers who have committed to the project
find that personal matters sometimes intercede and make it impossible
for them to complete their writing for the book in time for our
contractual obligations to the press. The following topics, therefore,
have become available. You will see that many of them are extremely
important. If you are able to commit to completing any of these by the
end of October (a firm deadline: do not accept an assignment unless you
are committed to its completion by that date, or sometime sooner),
please let me know immediately and I will let you know whether or not it
still remains available. When you express interest in a particular
topic, I’ll send more details of the project. Thanks. -John C. Hawley,
Chair of the English Department, Santa Clara University 408 554 4956

Adrienne Rich 1000 words
African American Interface with LGBTQ Movement and Issues 3,000 words
Alison Bechdel 250
Art and Photography, Intro essay 1500
Asian American Feminism 1200
Barbara Seyda 300
Bertha Harris 350
Butch-Femme 1000
Camille Paglia 300
Canonical Issues (the incorporation of gay topics into the elementary
and secondary school classroom, etc) 1500
Christopher Isherwood 750
CLAGS 1500
Coming of Age Fiction 1500
Conrad Susa 250
David Zamora Casas 300
Doris Grumbach 300
Down Low, The 500
Ethan Mordden 300
Fat Acceptance 500 words
Feliz Gonzalez-Torres 300
Gay Ghettoes 750
George Segal 300
GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) 750
Health and Health Care Law and Policy 3000
Isabel Miller 300
Jennifer Levin 300
Joan Snyder 300
Joe Goode 500
Katherine V. Forrest 500
Larry Kramer 500
Leo F. Cabranes-Grant 300
Lesbian 1500
Linda Besemer 300
Lisa Alther 300
Margaret Randall 300
Mark Doty 500
May Sarton 500
Michiyo Fukaya 300
Midwest (GLBT life in) 400
Mixed-Orientation Marriages (gay/straight) 1250
Monogamy, Non-Monogramy, and Promiscuity 2500
Muriel Rukeyser 500
NAMES Project 2000
Online Hook-ups, Phone Sex, Queers in Cyberspace, Sex on Camming 2500
Paul Monette 1250
Politicians (including Barney Frank, James Hormel, et al) 1,000
Privacy and Privacy Rights 2900
Provincetown 500
Reinaldo Arenas 750
Ricardo Bracho 250
Robert Rauschenberg 400
Ross Bleckner 300
Ruth Geller 300
San Francisco Bay Area poets (Blaser, Robin; Broughton, James;
Duncan, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen; Gunn, Thom; Spicer, Jack; Wieners,
John) 1,700
Susan Stinson 300
Sylvester 500
Tony Kushner 750
Trailblazing Artists and Photographers (Abbott, Berenice,Bernhard,
Ruth; Brooks, Romaine; Cadmus, Paul; Eakins, Thomas; French, Jared;
Hartley, Marsden; Touko Laaksonen, Leyendecker, J. C.; Lynes, George
Platt; Mars, Ethel; Bob Mizer; Parsons, Betty; Squire, Maude; White,
Minor) 2,500
Transgender Health Issues 2000
Truman Capote 1000
Wayne Koestenbaum 300
Women’s and Gender Studies in Universities 2500
Women’s Music and Festivals 1500

Gaming in Academic Libraries

Call for Chapter Proposals
Working Title: Casebook on Gaming in Academic Libraries

An ACRL Monograph

Amy Harris, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Scott Rice, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

Deadline for proposals: August 31, 2007
Expected publication: Summer 2008

Gaming in all its forms is making its way into academia. Casebook on
Gaming in Academic Libraries will provide case studies and reports of
best practices and experiences in the many ways in which academic
libraries have chosen to become part of this trend.

Casebook on Gaming in Academic Libraries will include three sections
to encompass the variety of ways gaming has been incorporated into
academic libraries.

Section 1: Gaming as Marketing

How is gaming used to bring students into the library and make students
aware of other library services?

Section 2: Gaming and Collections

How have academic libraries started augmenting their collections with
hardware and software?

Section 3: Gaming and Teaching

How is gaming used for teaching information literacy skills in academic
libraries? How does gaming fit into the academic classroom?

Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Information literacy games
Game night hosting
Student orientation games
Games in information commons
Game software and hardware collections
Games to train staff


Individuals interested in contributing a chapter are invited to e-mail
a proposal to the editors on or before August 31, 2007. Proposals
should be from 400-600 words and include information about your name,
affiliation, a working title, and abstract. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified of acceptance by September 14, 2007. Full
chapters will be expected by January 15, 2008.

Scott Rice
Networked Information Services Librarian
ElectronicResources and Information Technology
Jackson Library
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