Category Archives: Diversity

Where There is Thunder, There is Lightning: EDI and Change in Libraries

Program Date and Time: Sunday, June 25th from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group is looking for lightning talks on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives from a broad range of libraries.

The presentation will be on Sunday, June 25th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL and will include the option for video presentations if you can’t attend in person.

Presenters will have 5 minutes to share their successes and failures with initiatives designed to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in your libraries, which means we have time for up to 12 presentations.

To apply for participation, please submit the following:

Title

Brief description for your presentation

Will you be presenting in person or submitting a video

Email to diversity@ala.org , Use the subject line: Lightning Talk Application

Applications are due by May 15th and participants will be announced by May 31st.

If you have any questions about the event or the process, please contact Martin Garnar at mgarnar@uccs.edu.

2017 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

October 19-21, 2017 in Baltimore, Md

For more information go to http://www.magnapubs.com/2017-leadership-in-higher-education-conference/call-for-proposals.html?utm_campaign=LHE+2017-+Leadership+in+Higher+Education+Conference&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=40774756&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–SlSnoZIBiAdihFfzdD_pttjhEjjG1bNjNOtuq34JN1nTcfz1U2msWaliwxcOmGH4elw4v3Z9WyRRD34_K3dbJOe6a5g&_hsmi=40774756

If you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a conference developed just for academic leaders.

Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leadernewsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its 2nd annual conference, Oct. 19–21 in Baltimore.

As a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference. You’ll extend you own network and grow professionally. You’ll help other academic leaders examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today—and return to campus with an invigorated outlook and an actionable plan for change.

Submitting a proposal is easy.  Areas of interest include the following tracks; however compelling and relevant proposals that fall outside of these designated topics are also welcome:

Topical Area 1: Best Practices for Deans and Department Chairs

Topical Area 2: Leadership and Management

Topical Area 3: Evaluation and Program/Department Assessment

Topical Area 4: Faculty Hiring and Development

Topical Area 5: Issues and Trends in Higher Education

 

Featuring two-and-a-half intensive days of plenary sessions, preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference provides insights to help academic leaders set direction, solve problems, and make a positive imprint on their campus.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise at a conference of your peers.

For more information about the proposal process and how to submit your proposal, please go here.

Submissions are due March 31, 2017.

Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and lodging.

Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections blog

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections, our blog – www.ala.org/intersections.

In particular, we are looking to highlight resources, initiatives, responses, and model practices in diversity, literacy, and outreach services.  Articles are typically 250-500 words, and can include images, video, or any files or shareable resources to help augment your post. We typically look for original articles that are not published elsewhere, and accept proposals on an ongoing basis. We hope you will consider sharing your stories with the larger library community!

Interested in contributing, or have any questions about the blog? Please contact me at 312.280.2140, or email jamundsen@ala.org.

 

CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS),

Call for Papers:

2017 Spring Issue Occasional Paper Series (OPS) is one of the official publications (ISSN 1941-2037) of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). It is an open access publication which provides an opportunity for authors to publish article(s) on a peer-reviewed, official, and professional platform. It is a professional opportunity for you to publish your essays and will benefit many fields in library and information science.     We now welcome submissions to the 2017 Spring issue of CALA OPS. Manuscripts can address any aspects of librarianship. It can be a paper delivered at a conference related to library and information science; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual, or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to librarians of all types of libraries; a compilation of existing documents such as library policies or procedures; or a full­-length research paper.     Manuscripts are usually between 3000-5000 words (English or Chinese) in length. Longer and shorter articles can also be accepted if considered to be relevant and of high quality. All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font throughout. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should follow the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. For detailed submission guidelines, please check the CALA website: http://cala-web.org/publications/ops-editorial-guidelines.     The deadline for submission to the 2017 Spring issue of CALA OPS is Friday, March 31, 2017. Late submissions will be considered for the following issues. Please submit your manuscript via the interface: http://www.cala-web.org/forms/ops-submission. Manuscripts submitted to CALA OPS should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.     Previously published articles are available at http://cala-web.org/publications/ops.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CALA OPS editorial board: Michael Huang (Co-Chair), Stony Brook University, michael.b.huang@stonybrook.edu Suzhen Chen (Co-Chair), University of Hawaii at Manoa, suzhen@hawaii.edu Liangyu Fu, University of Michigan, liangyuf@umich.edu Jennifer (Cong Yan) Zhao, McGill University, jennifer.zhao@mcgill.ca Yingqi Tang, Jacksonville State University, tang@jsu.edu Minhao Jiang, Wayne State University, minhao.jiang4cmte@gmail.com Xiaojie Duan, University of Southern Mississippi, Xiaojie.duan@usm.edu Daisy Nip, Drexel University, daisy_nip@yahoo.com

American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Webinars

Do you have a great idea for a webinar? Share your passions with the profession! The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) welcomes submissions of various topics for our future webinars.  We are especially interested in – but not limited to – areas related to Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach.

Criteria

Successful online webinar proposals should:
  • Name all presenters with relative teaching experience
  • Provide a 250 word description
  • Be aligned with the standards and competencies for diversity.
  • Show plans for presentations allotted for either 60 or 90 minutes.
  •  Clearly outlines learning outcomes for the ODLOS target audience.
  •  Illustrate how the webinar will address a topic of interest for ODLOS.

Topics

Diversity
  • Advocacy
    • Valuing Diversity
    •  Recruitment for Diversity
  • Race
  • Micro-aggressions and Inclusion
  •  LGBT and Gender
  •  Feminism/combating sexism
  • Disability
  • Cultural Competency
    • Intercultural communications
  •  Class
    • Social- economic justice
    • Equity
Literacy
  • Family Literacy
    •  Literacy Across A Lifespan
  •  Adult Education
    •  Employment Recruitment
    •  Employment Services
  •  English Language Learning
    •  Citizenship and Immigration
Outreach
  • Community Organizing and Peace Building
  • Organizational and Institutional Change
  •  Recruitment and Retention
  • Serving Traditionally Underserved Populations

Submission Form

To submit a proposal, complete the online submissions form.

Contact

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256
Email: diversity@ala.org

Sixth REFORMA National Conference (RNC6)

The Call for Proposals to present at the Sixth REFORMA National Conference (RNC6) taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 7-9, 2017 is now open!

The REFORMA National Conference VI Program Committee invites you to present your work with others international library community colleagues in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 7-9, 2017. 

 The conference theme is “Building communities: saving lives”.  Remember that all proposals should reflect the conference theme.  Conference Program Committee will evaluate proposals for relevance to the theme, as well as clarity, originality, and timeliness.  

Proposals deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017.

For more information, please email to jcanfield@pucpr.edu or lgonzalez@northmiamifl.gov

Science, Technology, Race and Gender Two-year Post-Doc

*Opportunity for teaching scholars from historically underrepresented
groups*

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University
invites applications for a two-year Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral
Fellowship beginning Fall 2017. We seek a scholar working in the area of
Science, Technology, and Society as it intersects with gender and race in
the United States. We are particularly interested in candidates with a
social science background.

The goal of the inclusive excellence post-doctoral fellowship program at
Santa Clara University is *to support the early development of teaching
scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups.*  Applicants
must have a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies or a related field, a strong scholarly
trajectory, and experience teaching undergraduates. We seek balance between
teaching and scholarship and are interested in candidates with a passion
for both.

Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University
blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the
Jesuit educational tradition. We are committed to leaving the world a
better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with
our communities and share an entrepreneurial mindset.  Our goal is to help
shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.  Santa Clara’s
undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to
sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.
Our Women’s and Gender Studies Department offers an undergraduate major and
minor.

Application Information: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/5219

Application Deadline: December 30, 2016

Department Chair: Linda Garber, lgarber@scu.edu

Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on February 6, 2017 in Chicago.  At the meeting we will learn from and with US and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and domestic resettlement and social services about the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.  The information will be used to identify priorities and gaps, develop recommendations and an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

You are also invited to participate by presenting a poster.  Please read the call for poster below.

For more information on the Summit and  Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded planning grant (May 2016 – April 2017), see  https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/

Project Welcome | Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum …

publish.illinois.edu

The Mortenson Center and the American Library Association are pleased to present. Project Welcome: Libraries and Community Anchors Planning for Resettlement and …

Call for Posters

Are you delivering innovative and successful library-based programs or services for refugees and asylum seekers?  Have you conducted research on the library and information needs of refugees and asylum seekers?

You are invited to submit a poster proposal to present and share your best practices or research with attendees at the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit, February 6, 2016.  All poster presenters need to register for the Summit.

Proposal Submissions

Please complete the online application form http://tinyurl.com/pw-summit-posterproposal by the December 14, 2016 deadline.

Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Program

Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, LACUNY Institute 2017

Call for Proposals

Date: May 12, 2017

Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017

Submission Form

 

Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .

 The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.

 In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and  how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.

 

The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.

 

Example topics include but are not limited to:

  • Impact of current events on library trends
  • Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  • Impact of technology
  • Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
  • Diversity & inclusion,
  • Career planning, professional development
  • Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
  • MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
  • Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  • Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy

 

The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.

  • Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  • Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  • Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  • Poster sessions:

 Please submit proposals, including a 300-500 word abstract by February 1, 2017.

 The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

 

Questions may be directed to Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, kbugg@citytech.cuny.edu or Simone L. Yearwood, Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu.

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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 intl@ala.org with a copy to jsolis@email.unc.edu and paromitabiswas7@gmail.com.

 

Deadline for submitting proposals is December 17, 2016.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

PRESENTATION FORMAT

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, http://www.ala.org/irrt/irrt-international-papers-committee.

IRRT International Papers Committee

Jacqueline Solis and Paromita Biswas (co-chairs)