Category Archives: Information Science

App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies

The LIRT Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee is sponsoring an ALA Midwinter discussion session on Saturday, February 10th from 1-2:30 pm, location TBD.

“App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies”

Emerging technologies pose new pedagogical challenges as libraries grapple with assessing their role and impact on learning and scholarship. Please join the LIRT TLT committee for a lively and practical exploration of the issues surrounding the integration of tools ranging from 3D printers to virtual reality software into our instructional repertoire. This session will feature a panel of librarians from various types and sizes of libraries followed by group activities and interaction, where we will examine topics such as developing lesson plans and assessment methods, collaborating with faculty and other partners, analyzing formats and modalities of delivery, and contending with varying levels of support and funding.

If you would like to submit a proposal for this session, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 13thhttps://goo.gl/AVMkqm. Proposals will be evaluated on practicality, level of applicability to all types of libraries and funding environments, and their inclusion of ideas for implementation as well as assessment. We highly encourage libraries of all types and sizes to submit a proposal so that all voices and perspectives can be included. We are seeking approximately 3 panel participants, but would love to include your lesson plans as materials even if we are not able to invite you to present. Thank you!

LIRT TLT Committee: Amy Chen, Angie Cox, Mitch Fontenot, Jennifer Harmon, Cinthya Ippoliti, Carol Leibiger, Ken Orenic

 

WILU 2018 – Information Into Action

University of Ottawa Library

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

June 6-8, 2018

http://wilu2018.ca/

The University of Ottawa Library is proud to host Canada’s premier conference devoted to issues of teaching and learning in libraries.

The Call for proposals is now open! Share your experiences and knowledge on how we can turn information into action.

Consider submitting a proposal to offer one or more of the following types of sessions:

  • Presentation (45-minute session)
  • Workshop (120-minute session)
  • Panel discussion (45-minute session)
  • Lightning talk (7-minute session)
  • Techno expo kiosk (similar to a poster session, but with computers and large screens to showcase innovative applications of instructional technology)

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 13, 2017.

Questions or comments – Please contact wilu2018@uottawa.ca

Interested in hosting WILU 2019? Learn more about submitting a short proposal to host WILU 2019.

 

Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference
3rd National Conference: March 21-22, 2018
http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/
Call for Proposals (Deadline October 6, 2017)

March 21 (Wednesday) – March 22 (Thursday), 2018

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/

Proposals are now being accepted for the 3rd National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. The conference will be hosted by Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) on March 21-22, 2018.

The conference will focus on starting library initiatives to support first year students, assessing outcomes of services and resources, and building the collaborative relationships throughout the organization to prepare a holistic approach to student success and retention.

The 2 days will feature 1-2 keynotes panel discussions, and lightning talks, surrounded by a number of concurrent sessions organized around proposed tracks of interest. Participants are welcomed from all types of organizations and levels of staffing. Programming will be offered to improve established programs or prepare for a new initiative.

We are accepting proposals for concurrent sessions organized by tracks, panel discussions, lightning presentations, and poster presentations. We welcome all proposals for consideration, but are particularly interested in sessions that consider:

  • How to measure impact & success; assessment methods

  • Relationship building (internal & external to the library)

  • The “future” and next generation programs

  • Focus on international students

  • Focus on underserved communities or at risk communities

  • Transition to 2nd year support

  • Strategic ways for engagement and increased participation with FYE Students

  • Other topics will be considered

Other topics may include:

  • “Personal Librarian” services such as direct interactions, custom experiences, etc.

  • Starting new programs or initiatives

  • Views and goals of campus administrators

  • Student stories & testimonies

  • Staffing models

  • Overall role within a larger information literacy instruction program

  • Events, programs, orientations, etc.

  • Challenges & concerns

  • Marketing & communication

  • Diversity issues and approaches

  • Developing relationship with parents

Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking about personal librarian programs and first-year experiences. Acceptance will be competitive and conducted by a conference committee consisting of Kelvin Smith Library employees and virtual committee members from several university libraries involved in personal librarian and/or FYE programs.

Registration costs will be the responsibility of each attendee and presenter, and will not be covered by the conference organizers.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY October 6, 2017

Web Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/GUAHRsSadQOJd0sr1

Email questions to Brian Gray: bcg8@case.edu

LITA Preconference Proposals ALA, New Orleans

Submit Your Preconference ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting the submission of innovative and creative preconference proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for either full day or half day sessions to take place on Friday, June 22, 2018. Preconferences should emphasize hands on and interactive experiences. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. Programs should be of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.


  • Submission Deadline: November 6, 2017
  • Final Decisions: November 15, 2017

Proposals will be accepted via our online form

Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.


Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)

March 26–28, 2018
Providence, Rhode Island

For more information go to https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2018#_zsScmKe1_zlcELE4

The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) has brought together our innovative and committed community for more than 60 years. From the frontline staff all the way up to the CIO, we have created communities of faculty, researchers, learners, and institutions.

The NERCOMP Annual Conference plays a pivotal role in bringing this special community together–connecting peers, sharing successes (and struggles), and enhancing our collective learning.

Call for Proposals is Open

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2018 conference within the designated program tracks and key topics. The program sessions will focus on these key topic areas:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • IT Services: Support Models and Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulations, and Security
  • Systems and Solutions
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Transforming the Student Experience

October 16, 2017

Proposal Deadline

Proposals must be completed and submitted by this date to be considered as a presenter

YTH Live 2018

YTH Live is the conference that ignites innovation in youth, technology, and health. Plus, this year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the conference making it the biggest yet.

YTH Live takes place May 6-7, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The conference includes sessions on video games, non profit outreach, mobile apps, texting, and social media all being used to address issues like mental health, reproductive rights, peer education, drug use, HIV and AIDS, STDs, and more. Information can be found at http://yth.org/ythlive/about/

At YTH Live 2018, attendees will meet youth leaders, app developers, hackers, designers, health workers, policymakers, as well as educators, researchers, and other advocates who are using technology to make a difference in the health and wellness of youth.

Learn more at yth.org/live and register at yth.org/register. Click here for additional assets and if you need drafted social media posts or any other materials let us know and we would be happy to provide those for you.

Our call for abstracts is now open, where those who want to share an innovative project, campaign, program, or research in youth health, technology, and health tech are invited to submit a proposal, to be considered to speak at our conference. The deadline for this is Friday, October 27, 2017. We’d love to invite you to submit and to share this opportunity with your networks!

E-Resource Round Up column in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

This is a call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column for volume 30, issue 1 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and their use in libraries, including conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house. This would be a great opportunity for you to report on topics that may benefit others in our profession.

 

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, November 17, 2017. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

 

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

 

Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-0548

bwolverton@library.msstate.edu

 

Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-3018

kdavidson@library.msstate.edu

 

 

 

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2018

Poster Session & Social on Tuesday, May 8 and Conference on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Radford University, Radford, VA

Powerful and inspiring day! It was a joy to network and meet so many people from different schools interested in library instruction. Every part of the conference, from the sessions, posters, to lightning talks provided thought-provoking topics and information. I’m so glad to be a part of this passionate and creative field of librarianship.“- past attendee

TILC is my favorite conference. Everyone is focused on teaching and learning in libraries and yet it is still small and I can actually talk to folks.“- another participant’s feedback

We are now accepting proposals for TILC 2018. We are thrilled to have Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art, as our keynote speaker. She is the creator of the popular “Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Information Resources” LibGuide and in her keynote she will discuss how art is information. You can use this idea as a jumping off point for your proposal, or you can submit anything related to innovative teaching. We like to cast a wide net!    

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

  •       Posters (presented at the Tuesday evening social)
  •       50-minute presentations
  •       7-minute lightning talks

 

Two levels of review will take place. In the peer review, submissions will be rated for fit for the session type, relevance, and innovativeness. In addition, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors. Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion. Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information.

Submission deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Acceptance notification: Friday, January 5, 2018

We expect registration costs to be about $45.

 

Full details and a link to the proposal form are available at: http://theinnovativelibraryclassroom.weebly.com/

 

Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom. More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wirs20/current#.Uouk8cTIh8E

 

LILAC 2018

We are pleased to let you know that the call for papers for LILAC 2018 is now open.

This year LILAC 2018 will be taking place from 4th-6th April 2018 in Liverpool and will be hosted jointly by librarians at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

LILAC welcomes proposals which address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. This year we have a brand new paper format – the Masterclass. This new format acts as a window into something that you do that works really well that you want to share with the rest of the LILAC 2018 delegates. Think of it as a Teachmeet with more time.

More information about all the paper types, including the LILAC Lagadothon and new Masterclass format can be found on the LILAC website: http://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-2018/call-for-papers.

Deadline for proposals:

    • Call for papers opens 3rd October 2017
    • Call for papers closes 15th November 2017
    • Final presentations for 19 March 2018

To submit a paper you will need to register an account via http://www.lilacconference.com/register – if you already have an account then you just need to login and go to ‘my account’ where you’ll see details of how to submit your abstract.

All proposals are blind refereed by our panel of reviewers.  Applicants will be notified by 22ndDecember 2017 if they have been successful or otherwise. If you have any queries please contact papers@lilacconference.com.

We hope to see you there.

 

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

 1st Call for Proposals


                

                Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18

                 https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018

                              January 25-26, 2018

                                   Berkeley, CA 

IMPORTANT DATES

October 15, 2017 – Call for Proposals Priority Deadline

November 22, 2017 – Notification of Acceptance

November 29, 2017 – Deadline for Early Bird Registration

January 25-26, 2018 – HTRC UnCamp

OVERVIEW

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

 

TOPICS AND FORMATS

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

 

Computational Text Analysis

Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies

Worksets and Corpus Creation

HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data

 

Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula

Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies

 

Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust

Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies

 

Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata

Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools

 

HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates

Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What’s new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development

 

Proposals may include the following formats:

 

  • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.

  • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.

  • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

 

About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:

The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

 

In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

 

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

 

Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at  https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi

 

EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

https://easychair.org/cfp/HTRCUnCamp2018

 

The following information should be included in proposals:

  • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)

  • Title of the presentation/poster

  • Presenter name and affiliation

  • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)

  • Abstract (up to 250 words)

  • Keywords

  • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)