Monthly Archives: September 2009

Library Journal new construction or remodeling projects

This is a reminder that October 1 is the deadline to complete online information

to Library Journal regarding new construction or remodeling projects. 

The information will be included in their December 2009 Architectural issue.


Online submission is at:

(completion dates of these projects should be between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009)


 The deadline for information about local referenda is December 23

Referenda forms can be completed at:



22-25 July 2010     
University of Sydney, Australia     

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and The International Journal of the Arts in Society provide an intellectual platform for the arts and art practices, and enable an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their ontexts in the world – in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

The 2010 Conference will coincide with the Sydney Biennale, and will be held in conjunction with featured exhibitions and programs. The Biennale of Sydney was created in 1973 as an international showcase for contemporary art. Its aim was to develop and present a program that challenged traditional thinking and encouraged innovative, creative expression. Within its first decade of exhibitions (1973-82) the Biennale of Sydney was among the first to celebrate Australia’s cultural and ethnic diversity; the first to show indigenous art in an international contemporary art context; the first to focus on Asia and the contemporary art of the region. It was among the first to present to wide audiences the art of the social change movements which transformed Australian society in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The occasion of the Sydney Biennale provides an opportunity for the Conference to serve as a node in the larger phenomenon of fairs, festivals, and their networks. As such, the Arts Conference aims to discover what values, instincts and common ground may exist within the arts and their practices and sites of reception around the world. Your participation shapes the Conference itself.

As well as an impressive line-up of plenary speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of the Arts in Society. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this Conference, we also encourage you to present on the Conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the Conference website for further details.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 October 2009. Future deadlines will be announced on the Conference website after this date.  Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website –

WISE Pedagogy- Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE)

WISE Pedagogy will offer its sixth annual pre-conference workshop at the January 2010 conference for the Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE) in Boston. This year’s theme is Keys to Successful Online Collaboration.

This workshop will be open to all interested conference attendees, especially doctoral students and new online instructors. All attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the pedagogy of online collaboration in the context of library and information science education.

Keys to Successful Online Collaboration will be highly participatory and feature rotating stations of presentations and breakout discussion groups that address pedagogical issues in the use of collaborative learning activities in online courses:

  • Demonstration of specific collaborative technological tools (i.e., wikis, blogs, social media networks, synchronous communication software, file sharing tools, etc.)
  • Presentation of effective pedagogical practices for facilitating online collaborative activities
  • Breakout discussion on implementation of collaborative learning goals

Call for Presenters:

Interested faculty are invited to lead discussions and present best practices for the topics listed above, particularly based on their experience with particular LIS courses and content areas.

To be considered, please submit a one-page proposal outlining your presentation to by November 16, 2009. Additionally, if you plan to incorporate computer-based software into your presentation / demonstration, please be prepared to bring your own laptop or netbook.

For more information, please contact Anne McKinney at the address above.

Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2009
Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications
A book edited by Dr. Anabela Mesquita
School of Accountancy and Administration of Porto (ISCAP), Portugal

To be published by IGI Global:


The pace of change associated with the modern business world and recent
developments in communication and information technologies highlights the
importance of creativity and innovation. 
Innovation plays an important role in the development of new business,
process and products, therefore in the competitiveness and success of any
organization. Innovation, by its turn, depends on creativity, on the
emergence of new ideas, new ways of thinking and solving problems, on the
ability to develop an organizational culture where people feel free to try
new projects and have enough flexibility as well as time and space to think.
The rapid technological enhancements have changed the way we work,
communicate, collaborate and even the nature of business market activities.
Such an environmental change and dynamism increases the need for creativity
and change which in turn will lead to more technological changes. In this
context, it is vital to be aware of and understand what is happening in this
area and help organizations and people to be prepared to face these new
challenges and to be sensitive to identify the new opportunities that will
emerge. This book intends to contribute to fill this gap.
Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant academic work, the latest empirical
research findings as well as examples of best practices found in the
business area concerning creativity and innovation. It will be written for
educators, academics and professionals who want to improve their
understanding on creativity and innovation and in the role technologies can
play in this scientific field.
Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of educators,
professionals and researchers working in the field of creativity and
innovation and information technologies  in various disciplines, e.g.
information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and
management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science,
information technology, engineering, arts and psychology. Moreover, the book
will provide insight and support to those concerned with the application of
creativity and innovation and the use of technologies, methods and tools to
develop the necessary skills and competences to work and have success in
this field.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
The role of creativity and innovation in today’s’ society
Creativity and innovation in different areas (education, art, science,
literature, etc).
Capturing best practices on creativity
Enablers and constrainers of creativity and innovation
Development of necessary skills for creativity and innovation
Challenges and opportunities for creativity in teams
Multi disciplinary approaches to creativity
Challenges and opportunities for creativity in teams and organizations
Enhancing creativity by appropriate knowledge management
Creativity in communities
The role of ICT in creativity and innovation
Technologies, tools and methods to improve creativity and innovation
Technologies that support creativity (e.g. collaborative writing,
communities and web 2.0, mobile creativity, etc.)
Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 30,
2009 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns
of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be
notified by November 15, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January
30, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group
Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science
Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit This
publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.

Important Dates
October 30, 2009:  Proposal Submission Deadline
November 30, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
January 30, 2010:  Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2010:    Review Results Returned
May 15, 2010:      Final Chapter Submission
June 15, 2010:     Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or
by mail to:
Dr. Anabela Mesquita
School of Accountancy and Administration of Porto (ISCAP)
R. Dr. Jaime Lopes de Amorim s/n
4465-004 S. Mamede Infesta – Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 905 00 00   .  Fax: +351 22 902 58 99   .  GSM: +351 96 178 95

ACRL/Instruction Section (IS) Current Issue Discussion Groups

Call for proposals for ALA Annual Conference, June 2010

Current Issue Discussion Groups provide a way for IS members to introduce instruction-related topics of current importance, to promote discussion and encourage further exploration.
What to Include in the Proposal
The following five elements need to be addressed and clearly stated in the proposal:

•                     A clear description of the discussion topic’s issue/s
•                     Rationale for convening a discussion on the topic’s issue/s
•                     Importance of the topic’s issue/s for academic instruction librarians
•                     At least three sample discussion questions that may be used to facilitate group discussion
•                     Proposed strategies and structure that will maintain group discussion
The potential scope of issues includes, but is not limited to:
Teaching methods; Instruction and information technology; Assessment; Management of instruction programs; Outreach and collaboration; Research in academic information literacy. The topic should be focused enough to be covered reasonably well within the allotted time. (For example “Everything about WIKIs” would be too broad, while “Using WIKIs in Library Instruction at Academic Institutions” might be just the right scope).
Expectations for Current Issue Discussion Group Conveners
For the selected proposals, the proposal author(s) will serve as convener(s) and commit to:
•                     becoming up-to-date and familiar with the discussion topic;
•                     exploring possible discussion formats and selecting the appropriate format that allows for maximum discussion within the parameters and scope of the topic;
•                     drafting an initial two-page to three-page, double spaced “Current Issue Digest” summarizing findings about the issue to be posted to ILI-L at least two weeks before the conference and handed out at the discussion;
•                     identifying a few key readings, related organizations and/or programs to include in the “Current Issue Digest;”
•                     facilitating one of two “Current Issue Discussions” at the ALA Annual Conference (in Washington D.C., June 24-29, 2010);
•                     revising and submitting a final “Current Issue Digest” to be posted on the IS web site within one month of the discussion;
•                     distributing the final “Current Issue Digest” to the ILI Listserv after it is reviewed by the Discussion Group Steering Committee;
•                     maintaining communication with an assigned liaison from the Discussion Group Steering Committee throughout the planning, program, and follow-up processes.
Who May Apply
Applications are welcome from any IS members.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the proposal form to the IS Current Issue Discussion Group Steering Committee co-chair by November 2, 2009. The proposal form is attached. Send the completed form to Merinda Hensley (
Contact committee co-chairs Carrie Forbes ( or Merinda Hensley ( with questions.
Selection will be based on the perceived importance and impact of the proposed topic. Additional selection criteria used in the selection process includes evaluating proposed topics for: timeliness, relevancy, currency, practicality (that the topic lends itself to a discussion), innovation, evidence of applicant’s knowledge, and clear focus. Proposals must be submitted by November 2, 2009 for ALA Annual in Washington, D.C. Proposal writers will be notified by December 1, 2009 as to whether or not their proposal was accepted and will be assigned a Committee liaison. Conveners are responsible for their own conference registration and travel expenses.

IS Current Issue Discussion Group
Proposal form

Proposals submitted by November 2, 2009, will be considered for one of two discussion groups to be held at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Brief title:                                                                                                                                                           

(Approximately 8 words, providing a succinct description)

Please attach a summary of the proposed discussion’s focus and its importance to the profession
(Note: Keep in mind the selection criteria used: timeliness, relevancy, currency, practicality, innovation, evidence of applicant’s knowledge, and clear focus.):
(Up to 400 words)
Please attach a proposed outline as to how you will initiate and facilitate discussion, as well as how you will maintain a discussion format. Include a MINIMUM of 3 questions that will be posed in the discussion. (Up to 400 words)
Provide the following contact information for proposed discussion group convener(s):



Email Address


___ Please check to confirm that at least one convener is a current IS members.
___ Please check to indicate that you accept the responsibilities of discussion group conveners.
If your proposal is selected, you will be notified by December 1, 2009.   At that time you will be assigned a liaison from the Discussion Group Steering Committee.
Please read the “Tips for Discussion Group Conveners” posted on the IS-DGSC webpage. It provides details on the Current Issue Digests, deadlines, and expectations!
Conveners and other participants are responsible for their own conference registration and travel expenses.
Submit your completed proposal form by email to Merinda Hensley (, co-chair of the IS Discussion Group Steering Committee, by November 2, 2009.

Handheld Librarian II conference online

Handheld Librarian II conference online – February 17 and 18, 2010!

THEME:  Alliance Library System and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs related to the topic of mobile library services for the online conference.  Proposals are due November 1, 2009.

TOPICS:  The Handheld Librarian II conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference.  We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services. These include but are not limited to the following themes:

·       Ebooks and audiobooks

·       Managing mobile content: eBooks, Journals, video and more

·       Mobilizing the library:  web presence, OPACs, databases and other electronic resources

·       Promoting mobile services and using mobile devices to promote traditional library services

·       Information security on mobile devices

·       Access to and licensing of databases on mobile devices

·       Mobile products and services in the medical library

·       Text Message reference service

·       Vendor development

·       iPhone applications

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS:  This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in several online formats:

·        A featured 45 minute presentation

·        Panel discussion with others (10 minutes of presentation)

·        Virtual Roundtable discussions on selected topics

·        Virtual poster presentation

Submit proposals by November 1 to:

You will be notified by December 15 if your proposal has been accepted.


·        Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect

·        Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by December 31, 2009

·        Respond to questions from attendees

·        Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

Thank you for considering a submission for conference participation. If you have questions, please contact:

·        Lori Bell, Alliance Library System,

·        John Walber, LearningTimes,

·        Tom Peters, TAP Information Services,


Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/The Haworth Press, welcomes the submission of manuscripts. The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.
Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
  • Information literacy
  • Instructional service techniques 
  •  Information delivery 
  •  Reference services 
  •  Document delivery 
  •  Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at by November 1, 2009.  Inquiries and questions are welcome.
Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly.

Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS)

The Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS) welcomes contributions for its June 2010 issue on interdisciplinarity.  The focus of this edition of the GJSS is on research papers that fall outside the scope of traditional subject divisions.   The GJSS is especially concerned with bridging the transnational gap in both methodological theorizing and academic publishing, and therefore welcomes work from all geographic regions.  The GJSS also encourages the submission of work by MSc/MA/MS, MPhil, PhD students and junior academics.

Submissions are welcomed from now until December 1, 2009. Articles should be between 5000-7000 words in length (including footnotes). Short essays (2-3,000 words), conference feedback (1,000 words), and book reviews on the topic of interdisciplinarity are also welcome. 

The editors of GJSS also welcome proposals for guest-editing original “special editions” of the journal on a rolling basis.  In 2009, special editions included:
        “Queer Methodologies”
        “How well to ‘facts’ travel?”
        “Lost (and Found) in Translation”       

More information can be found on the GJSS website: 

Gwendolyn Beetham
PhD Student, Gender Institute
London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
tel: (U.S.) 001 347.834.3624
      (U.K.) 44 (0) 7552 69 9981

WE LEARN 7th Annual (Net)Working Gathering & Conference on Women & Literacy

Community, Leadership, Activism: Economic Justice, Cultural Alliances, Good Health
WE LEARN 7th Annual (Net)Working Gathering & Conference on Women & Literacy
March 5-6, 2010
University of Rhode Island, Downtown Campus
Providence, RI
Visit our website for more details (
(.pdf complete with form)
 Download Proposal FORMs only at:  (
DEADLINE: November 30, 2009
“You CAN Do It! A Beginner’s Guide to Making a Presentation or Facilitating a Workshop” will be available soon!
March 4, 2010 / PRE-Conference (Journeys to the Center: Spiritual Supports for Our Teaching and Learning) – watch for more details (
Registration & travel information will be released by November.
Watch the conference webpage for more details. (
For those who need to plan a budget, these are some TENTATIVE prices.
– Hotel rate: $102 – $139
– Registration for member (2-day): $125
– Registration for ABE Students (2-day): $30
As usual, we will have rates for college/grad students, non-members, one-day and other varieties. Registration includes light breakfast and lunch.
For more information contact: Mev Miller, Director ( or 401-383-4374

Mobile Learning

Call for Reviewers

Pilot Projects and Initiatives

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal describing a pilot project or initiative employing the use of mobile wireless technologies to enhance learning. We also seek colleagues from all fields involved with m-learning who are willing to provide quality reviews of submitted chapters in a timely manner. This book will be intended for those in the learning and training community who seek to learn more about the applications and practicabilities of mobile learning.

Mobile Teaching and Learning

Learning has been impacted by the increasing mobility of our global society; hence, educators and researchers worldwide are discovering mobile learning. In order to engage learners with education in the 21st century, greater access to the technology that is now embedded into their everyday lives is needed.

The purpose of this book is to: (a) discover pedagogical approaches suited for mobile learning; (b) uncover advances in wireless and mobile technologies used to enhance the learning experience; and (c) examine blended conventional learning with mobile phones, PDAs and handheld devices.

Suggested Topics

Suggested topics for this book are outlined below. In addition to the topics listed below, we are keen to receive fresh and innovative approaches in areas that are not listed.

         Mobile Learning Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies (large and small scale)

  • o   Early Investigations of Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies
  • o   Current Pilot Projects and Initiatives
  • o   Future Implementations

         Pilot Projects and Initiatives

  • o   Lessons Learned
  • o   Best Practices
  • o   Evaluation / Assessment Procedures

  Usability of Mobile Applications

  Usability of Mobile Devices

  • o   Literature Reviews
  • o   Pedagogical Design and Issues

         State-of-the-Art Mobile Devices used for Learning

Forms of Submissions

This book seeks to bring together accounts of pilot projects and initiatives in the field of mobile learning. We are keen to receive submissions in two forms:

1.    1. Academic papers that detail original research and activities in the field of mobile learning. Submitted papers should adhere to the following guidelines:

a.    academic papers should be original

b.    academic papers should not be published elsewhere

c.    academic papers will be double blind peer-reviewed

d.    full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

2.     2. Discussions, descriptions and case studies of activities, programs, pilot projects and initiatives that address issues relating to mobile learning. Submitted chapters geared towards this form should adhere to the following guidelines:

a.    detail specific activities and strategies

b.    offer a broader view or be a call for action on specific issue

c.    offer substantive new information, detail a successful (or unsuccessful) initiative or offer a fresh perspective

d.    full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited


Submission Details

  • The language of the book is English. All chapters must be original, unpublished, and not currently under review by any other publication or conference.
  • By submitting the manuscript for consideration, authors stipulate that they hold the copyright to the manuscript and, upon acceptance, transfer it to the Informing Science Institute. Authors also agree to assume all liability in case of copyright dispute.
  • Authors may submit a short proposal (1000 words maximum) for clarification of whether their submission will ‘fit the book’. Proposals should be sent directly to the editor Dr. Retta Guy at by October 23, 2009.



  • Chapter revisions must be submitted by March 15, 2010.
  • A final acceptance notification will be issued by April 16, 2010.
  • Camera-ready submissions submitted by May 14, 2010.
  •  Full chapters to be submitted by December 15, 2009 using the process detailed below.
  •     All submitted chapters will be double-blind reviewed.

  •      Authors will receive feedback from reviewers by January 25, 2010.

  •      Authors of accepted chapters will then have a further opportunity to refine their work, based upon the comments of the reviewers and the editor.

This book is scheduled to be published by the Informing Science Press in August, 2010. Further details as they become available will be published on this URL: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET/cfp.htm .

 Submission Protocol

 Full chapters should be submitted in the following manner.

        Strip from the submission the authors’ names, affiliations, and any other information that identify the author(s). This allows your manuscript to be blind reviewed.

          Manuscripts submissions are accepted only in RFT or Word .doc.

          Submit your book chapter using the Manuscript Review System at: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET

o   Select “Submit A Paper” located under the “Authors” heading.


Summary of Key Dates


October 23, 2009

Full Chapters

December 15, 2009

Initial Decisions and Feedback

January 25, 2010

Chapter Revisions Submitted

March 15, 2010

Final Acceptance Notification

April 16, 2010

Camera-Ready Submission

May 14, 2010




Volunteers for chapter reviewers are also welcomed and we encourage a mutually supporting approach. Please send me your resume (