Monthly Archives: May 2010

Black Motherhoods



Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on Black Motherhoods


Editors: Karen T. Craddock, Nicole Banton and Saundra Murray Nettles Pub Date: 2012/2013


This anthology will explore the multi-faceted expressions, experiences,constructs and contexts of black motherhood through an interdisciplinary lens. We invite submissions addressing the range of key factors that contribute to and are impacted by the notion of black mothering and black motherhood primarily through psychological, sociological, humanities and public health frameworks which include investigations of cultural, biological, socio-political, relational and historical perspectives that inform our thinking and practice as it relates to black mothers.


We specifically encourage offerings that amplify or redress black motherhood and constructs of identity, relationships, mental and physical health practice and policy, education, art/media and advocacy. Through this diverse exploration a deeper understanding and consideration about black motherhood will be expanded. This multi-disciplinary excavation of both long held and newly emergent ideologies of black mothering will allow a necessary space to examine the importance and impact of black mother(ing)(hood) in society.


A goal of this volume is to catalyze future expression, research and praxis while contributing to a variety of fields including cultural analysis,race/gender studies, and literary and art criticism. We look forward to including a range of academic writing as well as narrative essays and some creative works.


Suggested topics include but are not limited to:


identity development, psychological depression, resistance to marginalization, research and policy on reproductive rights, pregnancy, child birth and breast feeding, literary, media and artistic renderings of black motherhood,consideration of and comparison within the black Diaspora, social constructions of black motherhood and race, gender politics, personal narrative, ethnography, black mothering in diverse familial, social and professional contexts, lesbian black mothers, feminist theory, marital status and black motherhood, parenting/caretaking practices, childcare, trans-racial adoption, black adolescent mothers, role of black men, role of relationship among black women and influence on mothering, historical and contemporary treatments of black motherhood.


Submission guidelines:


Abstracts should be 250 words. Please also include a brief biography (50 words).


Deadline for abstracts is September 1, 2010 Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due September 2011 and should conform to the Modern Language Association style.


Please send submissions and inquiries directly to:

Karen T. Craddock, Ph.D., Nicole Banton, Ph.D.

and Saundra Murray Nettles, Ph.D.


Demeter Press

140 Holland St. West, PO 13022

Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5



International Conference on New Horizons in Education

23-25 June 2010

Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel

North Cyprus




The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in education.


INTE-2010 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. INTE-2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. INTE-2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.


Proposal Submission:  08 June
Full paper submission: 15 June


Art Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Classroom Teacher Education
College and Higher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Democracy Education
Developmental Psychology
Distance Education
Education and Culture
Educational Administration
Educational Planning
Educational Technology
Environmental Education
ESL Education
Guiding and Counseling
Healthy Education
High School Teacher Education
History Education
Human Resources in Education
Human Rights Education
Innovation and Changing in Education
Instructional Design
Language Education
Language Learning and Teaching
Language Teacher Education
Learning and Teaching
Learning Psychology
Mathematics Education
Measurement and Evaluation in Education
Middle School Teacher Education
Multi-cultural Education
Music Education
New Learning Environments
Nursery Education
Physics Education
Pre-school Education
Primary School Education
Professional Development
Science Education
Social Sciences Teaching
Special Education
Sport and Physical Education
Teacher Training
Vocational Education




University Center     

Chicago, Illinois     

15-17 February, 2011


The Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference sets out to describe, analyze, and interpret the role of religion and spirituality in society. The bases of this endeavor are cross-disciplinary. The intellectual project is neutral with respect to the agendas of particular religions or explicit counterpoints to religion such as agnosticism or atheism. The Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference serves as a forum for those interested in the pursuit of scholarly conversation surrounding the key issues that impact the relationship between religion and society. The conference is intended as a space for careful, scholarly reflection and open dialogue while recognizing that a tension exists between the academic conversation and the practice of religious and spiritual traditions.


The Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference includes plenary presentations by leading thinkers in the field of religious study, and parallel paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, professions and fields of study. Participants are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, or a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.


Presenters may also choose to submit their written papers for publication in the peer-refereed International Journal of Religion and Society. Those who are unable to attend the conference in person are welcome to submit a virtual registration, which allows for submission of a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal, as well as an option to upload a video presentation to the conference YouTube channel.


The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 27 May, 2010. 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, may be found at the conference website: .


We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in February, 2011.




Library Media Connection and the ALISE Youth Services and School Library Media Special Interest Groups proudly announce the 2011 Youth Services Paper Award and invite the submission of papers related to youth services in libraries. An award of $1000 will be made to recognize an outstanding paper reporting innovative research in youth services. Submissions must be received on or before 15 July 2010. Email submissions only (see below for details).

Papers are invited on topics related to youth services in public libraries or school library media centers, including, but not limited to

  • resources specially developed for youth
  • history of youth services in libraries
  • information seeking behavior of youth
  • service and program evaluation
  • policy research
  • technology innovation
  • the relationship between libraries and other organizations
  • collection development

 Papers must include a section on the applicability of the research to practice. Also, papers should not have been previously published.
Authors MUST be personal members of ALISE and members of either the ALISE Youth Services SIG or the School Library Media SIG. In cases of joint authorship, one honorarium will be awarded for the paper. Graduate students as well as faculty are eligible to submit papers.
Only one paper per entrant may be submitted for the 2011 ALISE/LMC Paper Award. Authors may not simultaneously submit the same paper to other ALISE competitions or venues. And currently-serving panel selectors are not eligible.
The winning author is expected to present a summary of the paper during the 2011 ALISE Conference. The paper will be scheduled into one of the ALISE Awards sessions by the conference planning committee. Winning papers subsequently published should acknowledge having received the ALISE/LMC Paper Award.
The author(s) of the winning paper must also agree to produce a version of the paper for publication in Library Media Connection. The decision to publish or not to publish will be at the discretion of the journal’s editor.

Submission Requirements
Papers, including title page, abstract (150 word maximum), and references, must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, should have one-inch margins, be in 12-point font, and should be paginated in the upper right corner of each page.
The paper should be organized as follows:

  • Title page (separate page)
  • Abstract
  • Text
  • References

The name(s) of the author(s) must appear on the title page ONLY. The title should appear both on the title page and at the top of the page on which the abstract appears. Submissions must be received on or before 15 July 2010. Email submissions only.
Submit papers via email attachment (.doc, .pdf, or .rtf files acceptable) to:

Dr. Allison G. Kaplan

School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

(608) 890-1335

Selection Process
Papers will be judged by an awards committee constituted jointly by members of the Youth Services and School Library Media SIGs, selected and convened by the previous year’s chair or co-chairs. Immediate past SIG chairs cannot serve on the selection panel. All submissions will be subject to blind review. Each immediate past SIG chair solicits and appoints 2 committee members from their respective memberships. These 4 then serve as the review panel, work independently, and render the award decision. The committee reserves the right not to make an award if the submissions are considered to be of insufficient quality.

Journal of Database Management (JDM)

Mission of JDM:
The Journal of Database Management (JDM) publishes original research on all aspects of database management, design science, systems analysis and design, and software engineering. The primary mission of JDM is to be instrumental in the improvement and development of theory and practice related to information technology, information systems, and management of knowledge resources. The journal is targeted at both academic researchers and practicing IT professionals.
Coverage of JDM:
Agile systems development
Cognitive modeling
Component engineering
Conceptual modeling
Data quality
Data warehousing and data mining
Database for advanced applications
Database management and administration
Database models and query languages
Database security and integrity
Design science
Domain-driven development
E-business and m-commerce models and architectures
Empirical software engineering
Enterprise systems and supply chain integration
Extreme modeling and extreme programming
Geographical information systems
Human-computer interaction
Heterogeneous and distributed database
Information and knowledge modeling
Intelligent agents and agent-based applications
Knowledge engineering and management
Method engineering and metamodeling
Object oriented methods and methodologies
Requirements engineering
Service-oriented architecture/service-oriented computing
Semantic Web and ontology
Software engineering
System analysis and design
Unified modeling language and unified process
Virtual team and Web 2.0
Web database and Web-based information systems
Web design methods and methodologies
Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines at
All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Keng Siau at 

Desktop Search Workshop

Understanding, Supporting, and Evaluating Personal Data Search

 A SIGIR 2010 workshop, July 23, Geneva, Switzerland


Desktop search refers to the process of searching within one’s personal space of information.  The information searched during a desktop search can include content that resides on one’s personal computer (e.g., documents, emails, visited Web pages, and multimedia files), and may extend to content on other personal devices, such as music players and mobile phones.  Despite recent research interest, desktop search is under-explored compared to other search domains such as the web, semi-structured data, or flat text. 


This workshop will bring together academics and industrial practitioners interested in desktop search with the goal of fostering collaborations and addressing the challenges faced in this area. The workshop will be structured to encourage group discussion and active collaboration among attendees. We encourage participation from people in the fields of information retrieval, personal information management, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and related areas.


The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:


  • Understanding desktop search behavior

         Studies of desktop search behavior

         Desktop query log analysis

         Psychological aspects of re-finding (e.g., people’s memories of items)
  • Supporting desktop search

         Retrieval approaches (e.g., content analysis, search algorithms)

         Personalization to account for highly individual collections and needs

         Interfaces for desktop search and presentation of results
  • Evaluating desktop search

         Evaluation approaches (e.g., test collections, lab studies, log analyses)

         Test set creation  (e.g., common reference task, common corpora)
  • Other uses of desktop collections


         Introspection and reflection using personal collections


Submission Guidelines

Short papers (max 4 pages) and short position papers (max 2 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking results or ideas / challenges for the domain are invited. Submissions should be in ACM SIGIR format. LaTeX and Word templates are available at (for LaTeX, use the “Option 2” style).


Anonymised papers in pdf format should be submitted to no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on June 3, 2010. Submissions will be subject to triple-blind reviewing.


Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. These proceedings will be distributed to workshop participants and made available on-line. At the workshop we will discuss the possibility of publishing in a journal special issue or similar.


Important Dates

June 3, 2010 – Deadline for paper submission

June 27, 2010 – Notification to authors

July 5, 2010 – Camera-ready copy due

July 23, 2010 – Workshop


Further Information

Further information is available on the workshop website at or by emailing the workshop organizers.


Workshop Organizers

David Elsweiler – University of Erlangen, Germany (

Gareth J. F. Jones – Dublin City University, Ireland (

Liadh Kelly – Dublin City University, Ireland (

Jaime Teevan – Microsoft Research Redmond, USA (


Program Committee

Leif Azzopardi – University of Glasgow, UK

Ofer Bergman – Sheffield University, UK

Rob Capra –  University of North Carolina, USA

Sergey Chernov – University of Hanover, Germany

Bruce Croft – University of Massachusetts, USA

Ed Cutrell – Microsoft Research, India

Susan Dumais – Microsoft Research, USA  

Diane Kelly – University of North Carolina, USA

Ian Ruthven – University of Strathclyde, UK

Evidence Summaries

Evidence Summaries Writers

EBLIP seeks to add 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 resume to Lorie Kloda (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) at by June 4, 2009.  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 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.

Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice web site ( for further information about the journal.

Thank you,

Denise Koufogiannakis


International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)

Mission of IJEBR: 
The primary objective of the International Journal of E-Business
Research (IJEBR) is to provide an international forum for
researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and
practice of all facets of electronic business. Emerging e-business
theories, architectures, and technologies are emphasized to stimulate
and disseminate cutting-edge information into research and business
communities in a timely fashion. The secondary objective of this
journal is to develop a comprehensive framework of e-business by
taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding e-business and
its implications on businesses and economies. This journal serves as
an integrated e-business knowledge base for those who are interested
in contributing to the advancement of e-business theory and practice
through a variety of research methods including theoretical, 
experimental, case, and survey research methods. 
Coverage of IJEBR: 
IJEBR appears quarterly and maintains rigorous review processes.
Theoretical, experimental, survey, and case studies are all
appropriate. Among topics to be included (but not limited) 
are the following: 
Applications of new technologies to e-business 
Collaborative commerce 
Developing and managing middleware to support e-business 
Digital libraries 
E-business models and architectures 
E-business process modeling and simulation studies 
E-business standardizations 
E-business systems integration 
E-business technology investment strategies 
Economics of e-business
Electronic markets and infrastructures 
Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based
 electronic data interchange 
E-procurement methods 
Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems 
Global e-business 
Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts 
Mobile commerce
Online auction
Online consumer behavior 
Online game 
Social media
Social networking
Trends in e-business models and technologies 
Trust, security, and privacy of e-business transactions
 and information 
Valuing e-business assets 
Virtual commerce
Web 2.0
Web 3.0
Web advertising 
Web personalization and mass customization technologies 
Web services-based e-business systems 
Web-based languages, application development methodologies,
and tools 
IJEBR accepts all other related issues that will contribute to the
 advancement of e-business research. 
Interested authors should consult the Journal's manuscript submission
 guidelines at
All inquiries and submissions should be sent to: 
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. In Lee at







As the editor for the upcoming and quite exciting set of four volumes, VIOLENCE AND ABUSE IN SOCIETY:ACROSS TIME AND NATIONS (to be published by Praeger-Greenwood/ABC-CLIO), I am pleased to request, from violence and abuse research, treatment, history, legal and policy specialists around the world, as well as from others whose work touches the topics listed below, chapters for:








These chapters should be sent in as follows, with no exceptions:


* Only one, two or three authors per chapter please. Contributors may upon approval submit more than one chapter.

* Each separate chapter is to be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word, (by email ONLY, sent as an email attachment),

with all chapter authors’ names and FULL contact information and job title listed on the chapter cover page, emailed to Dr. Angela Browne-Miller at

• Label the Microsoft Word file containing your chapter with the last name of the first author, then first three words of chapter title (e.g., BrowneViolenceinFamily.doc), with the file name taking this form only: First author’s last name, first three words of chapter title.doc, (another e.g., SmithAbuseinEastern.doc)

* Any and all visuals (diagrams, tables, figures, photos, illustrations, graphics) should have a figure number and be referred to in the text of your chapter by figure number. These visuals must be submitted according to the publisher’s requirements for formatting and file type (which we will make available prior to your submitting the chapter itself). Any of these visuals that are not created by the author her or himself must arrive with a separate file containing permission to use, with the requirements for such permission being provided you prior to submission of your chapter.

* Use 12 point Times New Roman font ONLY for all chapter text and references, and double space all parts of the chapter and

references. One inch margins on top, bottom, left and right. Number pages at the bottom of each page, no headers please,

only footers identifying first author, chapter title and page number.

* If you are going to be submitting more than one chapter, each chapter must be sent in by a separate email, in its own

Microsoft Word file, attached to its own separate email. Please put chapter’s first author last name and first three words of chapter title in subject line of email.

* Chapters must be written in English and already well-edited prior to submission.

* Use APA style including APA style references and citations within text, i.e., (Browne, 1999, p.4).

* From 4,000 to 7,000 words (although longer may be approved) (contact Dr. Browne-Miller).

* Addressing an audience which is a combination of “educated lay reader” (at least two years of college), scholars and

professionals, who may or may not be working within your own field/s.

* Using a minimum of jargon, as readers are likely not to be working in your field, and, where used, jargon and terms should be defined clearly for readers.

* Accompanied by a separate file containing your full name, job title, job location, all your contact information, AND a short

(120-150 word) bio for each author (if more than one) or the author (if one). Label this file with your last name and then the word bio (e.g. BrowneBio.doc). Please structure your bio according to the bio model you will be sent once your chapter

topic and title is accepted. If you are going to be submitting more than one bio (where you have more than one author for your chapter), each bio must be sent in in its own Microsoft Word file and labeled with the person’s last name following the word bio (another e.g., SmithBio.doc)

Response and chapter TOPIC DUE DATE IS JUNE 15, 2010 OR SOONER for this round of contributors (this call for

chapters goes out in several rounds). AGAIN, THE CHAPTER TOPIC IS DUE BY THIS DATE, NOT THE CHAPTER

ITSELF. Send the chapter topic in in an email written the following way, with Chapter Topic Proposal in the subject line,email addressed to Dr. Browne-Miller  Email should read, “I write to submit a chapter topic and tentative title for the VIOLENCE AND ABUSE IN SOCIETY set of volumes. The topic is —–, the proposed title is —-, the author or authors are —-, and the FULL contact information (phone, email, fax, postal mailing address) for EACH OF THE AUTHORS is……

CHAPTER DUE DATE IS September 15, 2010 for round of contributors (this call for chapters goes out in several

rounds). (Complete chapter with all references should be submitted by this date. Earlier is appreciated. A brief chapter due date extension may be possible upon advance request.) PLEASE ASK FOR BRIEF DATE EXTENSION IF NEEDED.


I thank you for your interest in this exciting project which will be distributed internationally,


Angela Browne-Miller, PhD, DSW, MPH, MSW, Set Editor

Violence & Abuse in Society: Across Time & Nations


Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone or With Limited Nonprofessionals

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians

Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone or With Limited Nonprofessionals

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, American Library Association 2010
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about running libraries as the only professional with limited nonprofessionals. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, sidebars based on experience–successful management employing innovation to help colleagues. Those accepted will receive complimentary copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 2400-2600 words.

Possible topics: networking, financial planning, administration tips, public relations, continuing education, time management, library boards, community partnering, legal concerns, library manuals, innovative technology, managing volunteers.

To receive a Go Ahead with guidelines, please e-mail 3-5 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by June 1, 2010 along with a 80-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. You will be contacted which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place SOLO/your name on the subject line to: