IS&T is pleased to announce the Archiving 2011 Call for Papers.
The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts for Archiving 2011 to be held May 16-19, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is October 17, 2010. A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found at www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving <http://www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving> .
The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2011 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. Prospective authors are invited to submit oral and interactive presentations by the October 17th deadline.
Proposed program topics include:
� Preservation of and Access to Digital Assets
� Technical Processes: Imaging, Metadata Creation, Workflow
� Digital Curation
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there.
IS&T Conference Program Manager
703/642-9090 x 106
W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group – http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/
Call for Use Cases: Library Linked Data
Are you currently using linked data technology  for library-related data, or
considering doing it in the near future? If so, please tell us more by filling
in the questionnaire below and sending it back to us or to firstname.lastname@example.org,
preferably before October 15th, 2010.
The information you provide will be influential in guiding the activities the
Library Linked Data Incubator Group will undertake to help increase global
interoperability of library data on the Web. The information you provide will
be curated and published on the group wikispace at .
We understand that your time is precious, so please don’t feel you have to
answer every question. Some sections of the templates are clearly marked as
optional. However, the more information you can provide, the easier it will be
for the Incubator Group to understand your case. And, of course, please do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble answering our questions.
Editorial guidance on specific points is provided at , and examples are
available at .
We are particularly interested in use cases describing the use of library
linked data for end-user oriented applications. However, we’re not ruling
anything out at this stage, and the Incubator Group will carefully consider
all submissions we receive.
On behalf of the Incubator Group, thanks in advance for your time,
Emmanuelle Bermes (Emmanuelle.Bermes_bnf.fr), Alexander Haffner (A.Haffner_d-nb.de),
Antoine Isaac (aisaac_few.vu.nl) and Jodi Schneider (jodi.schneider_deri.org)
=== Name ===
A short name by which we can refer to the use case in discussions.
=== Owner ===
The contact person for this use case.
=== Background and Current Practice ===
Where this use case takes place in a specific domain, and so requires some prior
information to understand, this section is used to describe that domain. As far
as possible, please put explanation of the domain in here, to keep the scenario
as short as possible. If this scenario is best illustrated by showing how applying
technology could replace current existing practice, then this section can be used
to describe the current practice. Often, the key to why a use case is important
also lies in what problem would occur if it was not achieved, or what problem
means it is hard to achieve.
=== Goal ===
Two short statements stating (1) what is achieved in the scenario without
reference to linked data, and (2) how we use linked data technology to achieve
=== Target Audience ===
The main audience of your case. For example scholars, the general public, service
providers, archivists, computer programs…
=== Use Case Scenario ===
The use case scenario itself, described as a story in which actors interact with
systems. This section should focus on the user needs in this scenario. Do not
mention technical aspects and/or the use of linked data.
=== Application of linked data for the given use case ===
This section describes how linked data technology could be used to support the
use case above. Try to focus on linked data on an abstract level, without
mentioning concrete applications and/or vocabularies. Hint: Nothing library
=== Existing Work (optional) ===
This section is used to refer to existing technologies or approaches which achieve
the use case (Hint: Specific approaches in the library domain). It may especially
refer to running prototypes or applications.
=== Related Vocabularies (optional) ===
Here you can list and clarify the use of vocabularies (element sets and value
vocabularies) which can be helpful and applied within this context.
=== Problems and Limitations (optional) ===
This section lists reasons why this scenario is or may be difficult to achieve,
including pre-requisites which may not be met, technological obstacles etc. Please
explicitly list here the technical challenges made apparent by this use case. This
will aid in creating a roadmap to overcome those challenges.
=== Related Use Cases and Unanticipated Uses (optional) ===
The scenario above describes a particular case of using linked data. However, by
allowing this scenario to take place, the likely solution allows for other use
cases. This section captures unanticipated uses of the same system apparent in the
use case scenario.
=== References (optional) ===
This section is used to refer to cited literature and quoted websites.
Request for Proposals
Publication Title: Managing in the Middle: The Librarian’s Handbook
Publisher: American Library Association (Fall 2011)
Editors: Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger (Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, CUNY)
Scope: This “grab and go” volume for ALA’s Librarian’s Handbook series seeks brief, real world articles of use to mid-level managers in academic and public libraries.
Topic and Audience: Top-level library managers, responding to contemporary trends, are increasingly delegating responsibilities to those in the middle, demanding innovation and entrepreneurial creativity, as well as accountability and day-to-day coordination of staff and services. Today’s mid-level managers face a variety of new supervisory challenges. Of the roughly 70,000 academic and public librarians, about a third find themselves “managing in the middle” reporting to top-level managers while supervising teams of peers or support staff. Our target audiences are current mid-level library managers, new librarians assuming these roles, and library management students looking for grounded insight into the administrative issues they’ll soon be facing.
Authors: We invite essays from those who know the realities of the job best: those managing in the middle. We also seek perspectives from management experts, former mid-level managers, scholars, nascent supervisors, top-level managers, as well as librarians and paraprofessionals who have been “middle managed” A variety of formats are encouraged: “how to,” interviews with practitioners, case studies, illuminating anecdotes, brief tips, theory in practice pieces, rants and confessionals, annotated bibliographies, etc.
Some possible themes for consideration include:
� middle manager as leader and entrepreneur
� management expectations of midddle managers
� “sandwich effect� getting it from above and below
� real world applications of leadership principles and management techniques
� developing reflective management practices
� project management: best practices and skills, challenges and successes
� managing the top-level manager
� supervising administrative units and empowering work teams
� risk taking and learning from failure
� both sides now: conflict resolution from the middle
� communicating and listening in the middle
� recruiting, training, retaining
� building trust and morale
� coaching, facilitating, mentoring
� goal setting and annual evaluations
� nightmare bosses and problem employees
� creative problem solving: achieving the impossible
Please submit a one-page proposal (multiple ideas welcome) including a biographical sketch by November 1, 2010 to: email@example.com. Brief e-mail queries or questions about the project are also welcome. Contributors will receive a free copy of the publication and discounts on subsequent copies.
For an archive of past messages from the ILI listserv, visit: http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ili-l.
The HistoryMakers is pleased to offer a year-long fellowship (June 6, 2011 through June 1, 2012) working in African American archives. This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will include a 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago location (June 6 – August 26, 2010) and an on-site residency (September 6, 2010 – June 1, 2012) at one of the following host institutions:
Â§ Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
Â§ Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Â§ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Â§ Franklin Library at Fisk University, Nashville, TN
Â§ The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL
Â§ Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
Â§ Mayme Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA
Â§ Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
All applicants must:
Â§ Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Â§ Hold a recent graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited school (current graduate students are encouraged to apply if their degrees will be completed prior to beginning the fellowship).
Â§ Have a demonstrated interest in archives administration and management. Applicants must have taken at least two courses related to archival information and practice.
Â§ Have a demonstrated interest in African American history. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, and/or through a personal statement in application essay.
Â§ Have a GPA of 3.50 or higher.
During the immersion training program, fellows will receive training in arrangement, description, preservation, reference, and outreach for collections of African American archival materials. Fellows will process collections and create EAD and EAC-CPF finding aids and will learn to appropriately utilize Brownâ€™s Subject Headings in addition to Library of Congress Subject Headings to provide access points to African American materials in print, video, and electronic resources. Fellows will attend lectures presented by African American scholars and representatives from other African American archival repositories. The purpose of these lectures is for fellows to gain a deeper understanding of African American history. Fellows will also take field trips to Chicago-area African American collections.
During the on-site residency period, fellows will utilize knowledge and skills gained during their immersion training to process African American collections. Fellows will be required to organize a public program/community outreach event(lecture, exhibit, etc.) while in residency at their host institution. They will also be expected to give presentations on their education and career choice to other students at the high school and undergraduate levels. Fellows will also be required to keep a log of their experiences and progress throughout the fellowship. Fellows will also be strongly encouraged to submit papers for presentation at professional conferences such as ALA, SAA, MAC etc.
Lodging arrangements during the training institute and during residency at host institution are the responsibility of the fellow. Applicants will be provided with information on local housing options upon acceptance to the program.
All applicants should submit the following:
Â§ Cover letter stating their interest in the internship and future career goals (please include an email address and a daytime telephone number). They should also rank their choicef of host institution placement from 1 through 8 (one being the first choice). They may also explain their choices, if they wish.
Â§ Essay or written statement (2,000 words or less) addressing one or all of the following:
Â§ their interest in African American history and archival collections;
Â§ their view on the importance of increasing diversity in the archival profession; and/or,
Â§ the importance of this fellowship to their future career.
Â§ Resume or CV indicating their academic background, work experience, and volunteer service.
Â§ Undergraduate and graduate transcript. They should also include a printout of classes in which they are currently enrolled, if applicable.
Â§ Three letters of recommendation.
2011-2012 Archive Fellowship Program
1900 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
Call for Proposals – Deadline September 15
2010 NMC Symposium for the Future
October 19 – 21, 2010, via the Internet
Proposals for presentations for the NMC Symposium for the Future, a special 3-day, live online event to be held October 19 – 21, 2010, are being solicited through Wednesday, September 15.
See http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium for full details.
About the Symposium
The Symposium grows from the NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative, which seeks to answer the question of how to keep abreast of emerging technologies that may be important to our collective work as educators. At the core of this initiative is a focus on emerging technologies and the ways they can be applied in the service of teaching, learning, research, and creative inquiry. A major goal is to stimulate systematic thinking and discussion of the real challenges that face our world and our society, and in particular, how emerging technologies might be applied to solve them.
To set the stage for the intensive discussions this symposium will foster, Case Western Reserve University CIO Lev Gonick will describe a vision for a digital city that is being built, bit by bit, right now in Cleveland. His keynote address, “From Digital Campus to Connected Community,” will illustrate some of the ways emerging technology can be applied to the larger challenges faced by a thriving, diverse community like Cleveland.
As its name suggests, the Symposium looks toward the future: what might the world look like in five years? Ten? Further out? Technologies and practices that are just beginning to show promise in an educational or social context may well be commonplace in that time frame. The applicability of technology — whether established or emerging — to the social, environmental, and educational challenges we face today is a central theme of the Symposium. Projects that test the applicability of new ideas, research into new solutions for global problems, and demonstrations of cutting-edge tools are all part of this exploration of the future.
Proposals are encouraged on how emerging technologies might be applied to any of the following themes, but this list is not exhaustive and selections will not be limited to these categories:
The NMC Symposium for the Future is intended to be an ongoing conversation, focused the applications of new technologies to global concerns and issues, and how they will shape the future of education.
Proposals for sessions and demonstrations may be submitted online at
This event continues the ongoing series of specially focused online gatherings that explore new ideas and issues related to technology, learning, and society. The NMC Series of Virtual Symposia is itself an exploration of emerging forms of collaboration and tools.
Additional information about the Symposium can be found at http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium
Please circulate this announcement to any and all areas on campus that may be interested in participating.
CALL FOR PAPERS
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & FINANCE LIBRARIANSHIP
Business Information Literacy & Instruction
The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, a Routledge peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing information literacy within business contexts.
Article submissions should focus on information literacy – the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, select, and use information – in a business context, including academic, public, and special libraries, other information organizations, and everyday life information seeking. Proposals should be research oriented, and could include empirical research, historical or philosophical analysis, or rigorous case-study research.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Proposals of 500 words or less will go through a double-blind peer review process, and should be submitted to the editor, Lisa G. O’Connor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than October 18th, 2010.
Completed manuscripts should be between 5,000-8,000 words and will also go through a double-blind peer review process. Authors will be notified of accepted proposals in early December, 2010, with manuscripts due no later than May 1, 2011.
For a complete version of this CFP visit http://tandf.msgfocus.com/tandf/WBFLCFPSpecialIssue.html
Call for Speakers for “Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green”
Amigos’ second Going Green @ Your Library online conference will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. We are looking for librarians interested in sharing their ideas, experiences and excitement about green practices at their library. Our keynote speaker will be Monika Antonelli, co-editor of the forthcoming Greening Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2011) and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State University Mankato.
In addition to the keynote session, we hope to have two simultaneous tracks running throughout the day:
This track will focus on the green practices implemented in libraries. Some of the areas of interest include:
* Green library buildings/renovations
* Green IT
* Green practices in the library (e.g. Green ILL, Green Cataloging)
This second track focuses on ways your library shows the way to be green to others in your community. Topics might include:
* Green programming at the library
* How your library facilitates research on environmental topics
* Green by example: how your library leads others in implementing green practices
Other topics are welcome! 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 librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries.
To submit your presentation idea(s), go to http://greenlibs2.amigos.org/ and complete the submission form. Proposals will be accepted until September 30.
If you have questions, please contact us at mailto:email@example.com.