Monthly Archives: November 2016

Digital Pedagogy: How we use technology in the classroom

The LIRT Teaching Learning, and Technology Committee is soliciting proposals for our 2017 webinar series entitled “Digital Pedagogy: How we use technology in the classroom”

Join the LIRT TLTC for an exciting three-part webinar series to be held on February 17, 24, and March 3 from 11am-12:30pm CDT. The series is designed to encourage an interactive and multi-faceted view of digital pedagogy and inspire engaging conversations surrounding the ways in which we integrate technology into our instructional activities from three broad perspectives:

Part 1: Introduction and examples

Part 2: Best practices in instructional design

Part 3: Best practices in assessment

Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016

Applicants will be notified by Friday, January 13, 2017

Please fill out this form to submit a proposal: If you have questions, please contact Cinthya Ippoliti at

JustFilms Fellowships

Deadline; Friday, Dec. 2, 1016 at  11:59 EST

For more information go to

OPPORTUNITY: The Independent Filmmaker Project and its Made in NY Media Center are seeking talented New York-based visual storytellers and media makers to take part in 12-month JustFilms Fellowships. Ideal candidates will have a unique vision and a deep commitment to addressing inequality in their work. Fellowships are open to creatives working in an array of nonfiction forms: long- and short-form film, episodic content, web-based media projects, social impact gaming, 360 video, virtual reality, and more. We seek storytellers who inspire imagination, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform the conditions that perpetuate injustice and inequality. JustFilms Fellows will receive 12-month memberships at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, full-time incubator workspace at the Media Center, mentorship by industry leaders and IFP staff, and access to classes, networking events, Media Center facilities and more.

These fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation JustFilms.

PROJECT TIMEFRAME: January 9th, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 (12 months)

OPEN CALL: November 9th, 2016 – December 2nd, 2016

SHORTLISTED REVIEW: December 6th, 2016 (Shortlisted candidates invited for panel presentation)

REVIEW PANEL: December 12th, 2016 (Interviews and panel presentations)

FINALIST SELECTION: December 14th, 2016

FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTANCE: December 19th, 2106

International Papers and Projects Committee ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

The American Library Association, International Papers and Projects Committee invites proposals for presentations to be made at the next ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Presentations will be delivered at the International Papers Session scheduled in June 2017. The International Papers and Projects Program provides librarians with an opportunity to exchange information about library services, collections and projects throughout the world. The program also serves to stimulate the interest of U.S. librarians in international library matters. We invite presentation proposals based on the International Papers and Projects 2017 theme:


Libraries Transform: Programs and Services for Sustainable Environments, Social Justice, and Quality Education for All

Because Libraries reach a large cross-section of the public, they are in a unique position to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the promotion of sustainable environments, social justice, and quality education. This program will feature presentations and projects by librarians or professionals working outside the USA or involved in projects outside of the USA whose research, libraries, or projects are working to:

  • Promote lifelong learning


  • Provide inclusive and quality education for all


  • Reduce inequality


  • Promote just and inclusive societies


  • Contribute to environmental sustainability


Proposals, presentations, and papers must be written and delivered in English, which is the working language of the program.

Proposals should include:

  1. Title of the presentation
  2. Name, title, institutional affiliation, and full contact information (including a valid e-mail address) for each presenter
  3. Abstract (300-500 words)
  4. A short biographical profile of each presenter

Proposals should be submitted electronically (as a single Microsoft Word or PDF attachment) to the International Relations Office via email at with a copy to and


Deadline for submitting proposals is December 17, 2016.


Four proposals will be selected to present at the ALA Annual Meeting in June 2017. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by January 30, 2017.


The International Papers and Projects Program is 1.5 hours total. Presentations should run about 20 minutes each, followed by a question-and-answer session. Presenters are encouraged to prepare a dynamic and interactive presentation, incorporating visual prompts, technologies, games, questions for the audience, etc. PowerPoints are common, but speakers who want to read a paper or refer to it are welcome to do so.

We would like to invite you to view previous presentation titles listed on IRRT’s International Papers and Projects Session Committee website,

IRRT International Papers Committee

Jacqueline Solis and Paromita Biswas (co-chairs)


2017 NMC Summer Conference

The Call for Mind-Blowing Proposals is Now Open!

Are you a lifelong learner? Do you live and breathe educational technology? Do you have big ideas about shaping the future of teaching and learning? Are you doing innovative work?

There’s a seat at the table for you at the 2017 NMC Summer Conference …and you can sit with us! The call for proposals is now open to present at a variety of sessions, including preconference workshops, breakouts, and the Idea Lab. We hope you’ll answer the call by submitting a proposal (or several!), joining our roster of education futurists, change agents, innovators, and leaders who have presented at past Summer Conferences. The NMC has a rich tradition of bringing together passionate people from all different learning sectors — higher education, K-12, museums, and libraries — to learn from each other. This is an opportunity to share your unique voice with an equally unique group of people!

NEW THIS YEAR: Our 24th annual event is organized around five pathways (session tracks) to align with the priorities and work of the NMC community — Access and Equity, Digital Humanities, Future Learning Trends, Real-World Learning, and Technology Training.

Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting your proposal.

We look forward to hearing from you soon! The deadline is January 29, 2017.
The 2017 NMC Summer Conference is hosted by UMass Boston.


April 3-5, 2017   Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 

Do you have insights and experiences to share about innovative work and advanced infrastructure technologies, services and solutions that benefit from access to broadband network technologies? Will your work and experiences accelerate and transform research, education, healthcare, and communities in Pennsylvania? KINBER is now accepting presentation proposals for KINBERCON 2017 to be held April 3-5, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. KINBERCON 2017 is a two-day event that brings together hundreds of Pennsylvania’s leaders in education, healthcare, economic development, libraries, public media, government and technology to share ideas and success stories about using next generation networks and technology. Back by popular demand in 2017 will be KINBERCON’s streamlined schedule format featuring a day of breakout sessions across four tracks – General, Cloud, Security, and Internet of Things – followed by a full day of technical training opportunities. The conference will host dozens of panels and technical workshops as well as keynote speakers and an evening gala networking reception. Proposals will be accepted now through December 30, 2016 for presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions related to technology and infrastructure, teaching and learning, advanced application development and use, and trends or future developments in network technology and related applications. Submit your ideas by December 30th for consideration to be part of KINBERCON 2017.

For more information or to submit a proposal

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference

Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:

●      Electronic resource life cycle and management

●      Collection analysis and development

●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing

●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources

●      Licensing and legal framework

●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices

●      Scholarly communication

●      Life cycle of print serials

●      Workflow of print resources

●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community

●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments

●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians

●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:

●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.

●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (

●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.

●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.

●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at:

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!

Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair


Leigh Ann DePope

Publicist, NASIG, Inc. | @NASIG
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Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services

The ALCTS Interest Group, Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services (RPLTS-IG) is seeking proposals for presentations at ALA Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta. RPLTS-IG will meet on January 21st, from 10:30am — 11:30am.
This year’s Midwinter tagline is “The Conversation Starts Here”, and to capitalize on that concept, we are particularly interested in proposals that can start conversations and elicit positive changes in library technical services. Presenters will be allotted approximately 20 minutes, with a short time for questions after the presentations.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
–Special issues of diversity in technical services
–Fostering relationships and collaboration between technical services and other departments
–Advocacy for the needs of both professionals and paraprofessionals
If you are interested in presenting, please email Paul (p- and Mingyan ( your presentation topic and brief description by Monday November 21, 2016.
Thank you!

Online Northwest

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2017 conference will be held at Portland State University on Friday, March 31, 2017.


The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.


Our keynote speaker will be Professor Safiya Umoja Noble.  Dr. Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology.


Submit your proposals for 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries.  The program committee is particularly interested in proposals that address the following themes in relation to technology and libraries:


  • User Experience/Understanding Users
  • Design
  • Engagement/Impact


Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!


Proposals will be accepted until November 11, 2016:


For more information about Online Northwest, including registration rates and deadlines, please see our website: .

OER17: The Politics of Open

The call for proposals to #OER17: The Politics of Open is now published at

The 8th Annual Open Educational Resources Conference will be held on 5-6 April 2017 at Resource for London, UK.

The conference will be chaired by social and educational technologist and Wikimedia UK Trustee Josie Fraser, and Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe, co-founder and coordinator of Creative Commons Poland.

The conference themes this year are:

Local, national, and international policy and practice
Institutional/organisational politics
Participation & social equality
Open Party

The deadline for proposals: Midday GMT Wednesday, 16 November 2016. You can read the full call which includes session formats at

If you would like to help us promote this call a suggested tweet is included below:

If you are interested in #oer/#oep the call for proposals for #oer17: The Politics of Open is published


Call for proposals – open
Submission system – late Oct.
Call closes – 16th Nov.
Review decisions and bookings open –  Dec.

We hope to see you in April!

16th Annual Information Literacy Summit

From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration

Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campusKeynote Address

Boundaries and sovereignties: Placing students at the center of information literacy

Wendy Holliday, Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library

Read more about Wendy Holliday and her presentation here:

Call for Proposals 

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the contexts of teaching and learning and the ways in which we collaborate with students, faculty, and our librarian colleagues. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

To propose a breakout session:

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 13, 2017

Some possible topics for sessions include:


  • Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy:

o    Learning Outcomes

o    Lesson Plans

o    Professional development tools

o    Assessments

o    Collaborations

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Critical Information Literacy
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Reflective Practice
  • Communities of Practice
  • Student Centered Teaching and Learning
  • Students as creators
  • Programmatic assessments