Monthly Archives: May 2012


Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)

October 20, 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In celebration of the life and work of Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

Poet, Essayist, Radical Feminist, Anti- War Activist, Mothering Theorist,
and Author of Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience.
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, workers,
artists, and others inspired by the work of Adrienne Rich.
Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We are open
to a variety of types of submissions, such as: academic papers from all
disciplines; presentations by community activists and social service
providers; creative submissions – performances, films, storytelling,
visual arts; and workshops.
Please send a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to by
July 1, 2012. One must be a 2012 member of MIRCI to present at this

Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (905) 775-9089

Under the Shade of an Olive Tree: Conversations on Greek Diaspora

Edited by Litsa Chatzivasileiou and Anna Carastathis

What do contemporary Greek diasporic experiences contribute to the
broader study of diasporas, migration, and to feminist, cultural and postcolonial studies?
How do they challenge nationalistic discourses and ideologies of “home,”
citizenship, belonging, common history, roots and homogeneous cultural
identity? What theoretical models, methodologies, and approaches may
productively be used to study Greek diasporas in their complex gendered,
racialized and class dimensions in the 20th and 21st centuries? What
geographic, geopolitical, and generational differences matter? What experiences
of inclusion and exclusion condition cultural and communal belonging in the
national/diasporic imaginary? Considering the sparsity of book-length
treatments of the contemporary Greek diaspora we invite contributions to an
edited volume, which explores diverse Greek migratory experiences in an
interdisciplinary manner.

While the current crisis may be triggering a new wave of Greek emigration,
Greece itself has become “home” to recent immigrants and refugees.
Historical diasporas (Jewish–Sephardic and Roumaniote–Roma, Armenian,
Muslim, Turkish) have been constructed as the silenced Other within the
modern Greek nation-state and its ideology of cultural homogeneity.
Greece’s postcolonial history of population exchange and “repatriation” of
ethnic Greeks from Asia Minor and northern Africa reaffirms Edward Said’s
argument that unitary nations are contingent on the constant wandering of
diverse peoples, and the entangling of cultural roots/routes. Our edited
collection will examine the cross-pollination of emigrant and immigrant
communities in the crossing of national, geographic and cultural borders,
and the inhabiting of in-between spaces.

We are especially interested in contributions that explore issues of
diaspora and immigration through the prisms of gender, sexuality,
racialization, religion, nation, region, age, generation, among others. We
invite diachronic, historically-grounded contributions which examine the
connections of political and economic crises to diasporas. Hopeful that our
volume will reflect the diversity and complexity of migratory routes, we
encourage submissions from/about smaller as well as larger centres of
diaspora. We are also interested in approaches that expand our view beyond the
modern Greek nation-state as single “origin” of diaspora.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we invite academic articles, creative
non-fiction, literary works, and social movement texts. We welcome
contributions from people of all genders and any ethnicity, but which are
relevant to Greek diaspora from a feminist perspective. We hope to elicit
works from marginalized voices within Greek communities, including
those of women;
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; people with
disabilities; youth and elders; mixed roots people; people of non-Orthodox
or minoritized faiths and spiritualities, as well as atheists.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

– intersectional perspectives on Greek diasporic cultures, communities,
literary and creative works, political activism, etc.;

– theoretical pieces which situate Greek diaspora(s) in the context of
feminist, cultural and postcolonial studies;

– accounts of reverse, circular, and multiple migrations and diasporic

– historical accounts of diasporas in Greece (Jewish, Roma, Armenian,
Turkish, Balkan, African, Asian, etc.) in relation to contemporary Greek

– theorizations of the relationship between nationalism, population
exchange, and diasporas;

– explorations of gendered tropes and rhetorics of nationalist discourse;

– discussions of homophobia and its effects on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender Greeks in the diaspora;

– discussions of projects and politics of belonging and deconstructions of
essentialist notions of Greek culture;

– critical perspectives on “community” (κοινότητα), “culture” (κουλτούρα),
“family” (οικογένεια), “sameness despite dispersion” (ομογένεια);

– analyses of racialization, ethnic and religious identities in “host”
societies and diasporic communities;

– explorations of intergenerational conflicts and inheritances;

– literary, creative non-fiction, autobiographical and testimonial works
about Greek diasporic experiences, hybrid cultures and hyphenated
identities (e.g., Afro-Hellenic);

– accounts of refugee populations and their displacement from the modern
Greek state;

– auto-ethnographies and creative performances of exilic, nostalgic, split,
and other subjectivities; longings and belongings;

– takes on popular representations and stereotypes of Greek culture in
media, film, advertising, television and music;

– discussions of the impact of Greek diasporic people on cultures of
relocation, indigenous societies, and multicultural and multiethnic

– analyses of interconnected phenomena of diaspora and neoliberal

– critical responses to crisis, xenophobia and nationalist ideologies in
Greece in particular and in Europe in general;

– discussions of North/South, core/periphery politics and their
relationship to the crisis of the concept of “Europe”.

Please submit an abstract of your proposed submission (maximum 500-700
words), and a brief biographical note (200 words) before July 15, 2012 to

Contributors whose proposals are selected will be contacted by July 31,

Full papers (maximum 4,000 words) will be due on December 30, 2012.

Language of publication will be English. However, we will consider
proposals written in English, Greek, French, and Spanish, but full papers
must be translated into English by their authors before submission.

Please send images as separate .jpg files.

For more information, please contact us at the e-mail address above.

EdmodoCon 2012: Call for Presenters

EdmodoCon 2012 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8th and today we’re excited to open up the call for presenters! If you’re an Edmodo educator who would like to share your experiences with our global community, we encourage you to submit a proposal. Last year, over 2,000 educators from all 50 states and 51 countries joined us for an incredible day of learning.  This year, we’ll select up to 20 educators from around the world to present!

EdmodoCon is an online gathering of educators from across the globe for a day of professional development. We’re looking for dynamic presenters who are inspiring and passionate about teaching with technology in the classroom. We welcome proposals from all educators, administrators, technologists and media specialists. Please note this is a virtual event and all presentations will be done via WebEx. 

To apply, please send an email with the following information to All information must be included to be considered.

  • Name
  • Title
  • School/District
  • Location (City/Country)
  • Presentation category (see options below)
  • Target audience
  • If you have any prior experience presenting, please let us know what event(s) you’ve presented at and the topic you presented on.
  • Session description. Please be descriptive about what you will present and how this will benefit educators across the globe.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 8th. 

Presentation categories (All presentations should be approximately 20-30 minutes)

  • Edmodo in the Classroom:  Unique and interesting examples of how you’ve used Edmodo to reinvigorate learning in your classroom. All grade levels and subject areas considered. Example topics may include course delivery, global classrooms, differentiated instruction, project based learning and blended learning.
  • Edmodo Apps: For anyone with early access to Edmodo Apps, we’d love to have you showcase the apps you’ve installed and how you are using them to increase student engagement. If selected to present, be prepared to demo the apps and how it was used in the classroom.
  • Going Mobile: Is your classroom, school or district using Edmodo on iPads or other mobile devices? Stories about 1:1 implementations, BYOD initiatives or creative examples of using Edmodo on mobile devices inside or outside the classroom.
  • Digital Integrations: What digital tools do you integrate with Edmodo? We want to hear about the tools you can’t live without and the  exceptional ways you’ve integrated them with Edmodo to create highly engaging experiences for your students.
  • Professional Learning Networks (PLN’s): How are teachers and administrators within your school or district using Edmodo for PLN’s? Do you have a PLN group outside of your school? Share unique stories and best practices about PLN’s you’ve been involved with. Topics may include professional development, best practices, global communities, leadership PLN’s, district rollouts, etc.
  • Pot Luck: Have a great idea, but it doesn’t exactly fit into one of these categories — we want to hear it!


Journal of Service Science and Management

You are cordially invited to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM, ISSN: 1940-9907), an international, specialized and peer-reviewed open access journal devoted to the publication of original contributions in relevant areas. It is published by Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP), one of the largest open access journal publishers with more than 200 journals. Some of the SCIRP journals have been tracked for impact factors by Thomson Reuters (ISI), and indexed by DOAJ, Proquest, EBSCO, etc.

Papers of JSSM are open accessible at the journal’s homepage:, and you are invited to read or download them freely for the academic exchanges.

Relevant areas of the journal include (not limited to the following fields) :

  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Building Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Management
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Children and Youth Services
  • Computational Economics
  • Customer Capital Management
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Decision Support System
  • Economics and Management
  • Environment and Energy Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing
  • Food Service
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information System Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Intelligent Service
  • Internet Services and Applications
  • Knowledge Management and Semantic Web
  • Mental Health Services
  • New Directions for Student Services
  • Operational Research
  • Pharmaceutical Health Services
  • Planning, Scheduling and Project Management
  • Psychological Services
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Regional Economics and Management
  • Retailing and Consumer Services
  • Risk Management
  • Service Business
  • Service Economics
  • Service Industry Economics
  • Service Oriented Computing and Applications
  • Service Science
  • Software Engineering Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • System Management Theory
  • Tourism and Travel Industry
  • Urban Economics and Planning
  • Web based Services and Applications
  • Managerial Economics
  • You are welcome to submit your manuscript to this journal at Paper Submission, and we would like to invite you to add our professional network on  LinkedIn  where more information is provided for your references.

    Please contact us if you have any questions about the journal.

    Best regards,

    JSSM Editorial Office
    Scientific Research Publishing

    PETE&C 2013

    The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions, keystone poster sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C! 


    Virtual PETE&C

    Virtual PETE&C! Simple, Easy, Low Cost… Act now to maximize your investment.
    Registration for the Virtual PETE&C will remain open throughout the conference at

    Social Networking Lounge

    The SNL is a place for educators to meet and collaborate while at PETE&C. There are tables and chairs set up in a social arrangement, providing a place to talk and learn. New this year to the SNL is the Emerging Technologies Lab brought to you by Harrisburg University. Stop by and take a look at some of the newest technologies that are ready for your classroom!


    Submit PETE&C 2013 Proposals Here!

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    Use this link to volunteer to review proposals for the 2013 PETE&C!  The deadline for submission to become a reviewer is August 15, 2012.
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    2013 ALISE Annual Conference

    Always the Beautiful Question: Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research, and Professional Practice

    Tuesday, January 22 – Friday, January 25, 2013

    Seattle, Washington

    The desire to know provides the fuel essential to effective learning and teaching, theory and research, and improvements in professional practice. The processes that support finding out include a variety of behaviors that range from conscious and deliberate investigation, to passive information gathering, to serendipitous information acquisition, to information pushed in from outside sources. Likewise, there are many different ways of knowing and methods of finding out. This year’s theme celebrates the role of questions in library and information science and seeks to explicate how questions are conceptualized, leveraged, pursued, and harnessed by LIS educators and researchers. The focus on questions encourages exploration of pedagogical strategies, theory development, research methods, and the evaluation of information resources, practices, services, and systems.

    We invite you to contribute your thoughts and expertise at the ALISE 2013 Annual conference and to participate in an exploration of the place of inquiry in teaching, theory, research, and practice. Opportunities for teaching and learning include juried paper proposals, juried panel discussions, work in progress poster sessions, doctoral poster sessions, and SIG panels. Engage in discourse with colleagues at roundtable discussions, SIG meetings, the popular “birds of a feather” meeting, during breaks, and at various conference venues. Expect some thought provoking experiences – launched by a keynote speaker – and continuing with theme focused programming including the 2013 ALISE Academy, The Quality behind Qualitative Research, which will focus on the use of qualitative research methods.

    Please check the ALISE website ( periodically for more detailed calls for participation, encompassing a range of types of conference sessions:
    Contributed papers – Deadline: July 15, 2012
    Juried programs including SIG panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, innovative panel formats – Deadline: July 15, 2012
    Research poster sessions, including works in progress and doctoral student judged poster session – Deadline: October 3, 2012

    The core members of the Conference Planning committee for 2013 include:
    Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair: Heidi Julien, University of Alabama –
    Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair: Don Latham, University of Florida, –
    ALISE Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Session Chair: Bharat Mehra, University of Tennessee –
    Doctoral SIG Conveners: Tammy Mays, University of Wisconsin – Madison –, and Lenese Colson, Florida State University –
    Chair, Juried Papers: Lisa Given, Charles Sturt University,
    Chair, Juried Panels: Connie Van Fleet, University of Oklahoma –
    ALISE Academy Chair: John Budd, University of Missouri
    Chair, Works In Progress Poster Session: Jennifer Campbell-Meier, The University of Alabama,
    Director for Special Interest Groups: Kathleen DeLong, University of Alberta –
    Board Liaison: Melissa Gross, Florida State University –

    Code4Lib Journal

    The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. 
    We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 18th issue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 18th issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, June 29, 2012.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message. 
    C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 
    * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
    * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
    * Case studies
    * Best practices
    * Reviews
    * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
    * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
    * Project management and communication within the library environment
    * Assessment and user studies 
    C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 17 issues published on our website:
    Remember, for consideration for the 18th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, June 29, 2012
    Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing. 
    Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

    Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond (An Edited Collection)

    EDITOR: Melissa Morrone is a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library and has been involved in Radical Reference as well as other social justice groups.


    BOOK ABSTRACT: In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to or directly involved in social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills in the service of those causes. Following in the tradition of works such as Activism in American Librarianship, 1962-1973; Revolting Librarians; and Revolting Librarians Redux, this title will be a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.


    POSSIBLE TOPICS: Essays should describe specific activities undertaken by the library worker and how the work was received by fellow activists and/or the constituents of the project. Such activities may include:


    – Programming and collection development that gives voice to underrepresented communities and subjects.

    – Conducting community-based reference or other information services outside of any institutional affiliation.

    – Setting up libraries or archives in political organizations and contexts.

    – Doing research on behalf of social justice campaigns.

    – Training people in technology and content creation with the goal of community empowerment.

    – Other creative ways of using library and information skills to support activist causes, both inside and outside of conventional library settings.


    Essays should also include analysis of the ways in which these activities are in sync with but may also challenge the “core values” of librarianship.


    OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK: This edited collection, to be published by Library Juice Press in June 2013 asks: How and to what end are people using their library skills in the service of wider social justice causes? What do these activities say about the future of library work, both inside and outside of traditional institutions?



    – People interested in going into librarianship who want an idea of nontraditional and activist areas in which librarians operate.

    – Practicing library workers seeking inspiration for ways to combine their expertise with their political interests outside the library.

    – Practicing library workers who want articulations of how their work fits into a broader context of power structures, politics, and social justice.

    – Activists interested in collaborations with library workers and/or projects related to literature, information, education, and documentation in social movements.

    – People in other fields who want to draw connections between their own work and social justice goals, and are looking for supportive literature.


    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please submit abstracts and proposals of up to 500 words to informed.agitation AT gmail by July 15, 2012. Notifications will be sent by September 1. A first draft from 1,500-7,000 words will be due by November 15, and final manuscripts will be due by January 15, 2013.

    2012 ALCTS CRS Electronic Resources Interest Group

    Call for Panel Presentation Proposals: 2012 ALCTS CRS Electronic

    Resources Interest Group at ALA Conference, Anaheim, CA


    The ALCTS CRS Electronic Resources Interest Group invites proposals for

    its panel discussion at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. The

    presentation will be held Saturday, June 23 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in

    HYATT-Grand Ballroom B 21. Presentations should be about 20 minutes in



    Topic: Electronic Resource Librarians can’t work in a vacuum.

    Collaboration with colleagues in our libraries, on our campuses, or within

    our consortia as well communication with subscription agents and vendors

    are an important part of an ERL’s responsibilities. The discussion will

    center on the research and experience of electronic resources librarians

    as they work with other players on the electronic resources scene to

    foster effective relationships.


    The presentations will be followed with a question and answer session, as

    well as an open forum for audience members to share experiences with the

    panel participants and each other.


    Please send abstracts of presentations to ERIG chair, Liz Babbitt, by 5 pm (EST), Monday, June 4, 2012.


    Focus Section on Intimate Partner Violence as a Global Problem: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Editors: Barbara Krah� (University of Potsdam, Germany) and Antonia Abbey (Wayne State University, USA)

    The International Journal of Conflict and Violence invites submissions to a Focus Section on “Intimate Partner Violence as a Global Problem: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives”. Intimate partner violence, defined as the use or threat of physical or sexual violence, psychological aggression, or emotional abuse by one partner in a relationship against the other, is a serious problem worldwide. As the 2002 WHO Report on Violence and Health reports, intimate partner violence occurs in all countries and all social, economic, religious, and cultural groups. It places great burdens on individuals, communities, and social institutions, such as health care systems and the employment sector.

    The Focus Section seeks to bring together papers from different parts of the world that address the social construction of intimate partner violence, the prevalence and risk factors of intimate partner violence, and its impact on victims as well as societies. A broad definition of “relationship” is adopted to include both marital and long-term relationships as well as more casual, short-term relationships. In addition to papers addressing violence within heterosexual relationships, analyses of same-sex relationships are also welcome. All papers should have a strong grounding in theory.

    We welcome contributions from a range of scientific disciplines, including (but not limited to) psychology, sociology, family studies, women’s studies, psychiatry, and public health.
    The focus section is scheduled to appear in the spring of 2013 and will be guest-edited by Professor Barbara Krah� (University of Potsdam/ and Professor Antonia Abbey (Wayne State University/

    The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is September 1, 2012.

    We request all contributors to observe a limit of 55,000 characters (including all references). Papers should be submitted online. For submission/manuscript guidelines please visit