Category Archives: Information Science

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG)

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) welcomes conference
proposals for the 2019 AABIG Conference on June 7, 2019 at Georgia State
University – Clarkston Campus Library in Clarkston, Georgia.
2019 Theme: “The ABCs of Instruction: Assessment, Building Programs, and
Creating Opportunities.”

Come share your research and innovative ideas with your colleagues! We
encourage submissions from all types of librarians on any topic related to
assessment, instruction programs, and instructional opportunities. Proposals
should reflect elements of one of the following three tracks.

Proposal Tracks

Assessment
(Suggested Topics)
Program level instructional assessment
Classroom assessment
Informal/Formal assessment strategies
Data (qualitative, quantitative, mixed)
Assessment cycle

Instruction Programs
(Suggested Topics)
Developing a new program
Restructuring an existing program
Curriculum

Instructional Opportunities
(Suggested Topics)
Campus collaborations
Outreach
Emerging trends
New types of scholarship (e.g., media, digital humanities, etc.)

The conference offers a variety of session formats to suit a range of
presentation and learning styles.

50 Minute Breakout Session

25 Minute Mini Session

Poster Session

Introducing
Lightning Talks – Provide a quick glimpse into your latest innovation or
interesting idea. Each presenter will have five minutes total. There will not
be additional time for questions, but presenters may reserve part of the five-
minute allotment for Q&A if desired.

Proposal Due Date: April 5th, 2019 by 11:59 pm.

Applicants will be notified in early May, after a blind peer review process,
whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Mooney at eamoone@emory.edu.

Refer to the AABIG website for more information. https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faabig.weebly.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7Cf305f5ec0da648ba52aa08d6b0aa349a%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636890642478155289&sdata=7MMYwkCXgHlYOsiiH%2BLNDWBZi%2BAb6XMu0%2B14UyqKYAE%3D&reserved=0
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Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP)

Call for Article Submissions

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP) journal invites submissions for Volume 2.

SoTL-IP is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

Topics of interest:

  • Adaptations in instruction

  • Assessment

  • Interdisciplinary programs

  • Experimental/accidental SoTL

  • Information literacy/metaliteracy

  • Instructional design

  • Integration thinking

  • New educational partnerships

  • Open educational resources and open pedagogy

Submissions are due Friday, May 31st, 2019. All are welcome to submit.

To check out Volume 1 and to get more information on submission procedures, please visit this website: digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/sotl_ip/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Humboldt State University Press

Editor Library Hi Tech

Emerald is seeking expressions of interest in the editorship of ‘Library Hi
Tech’. The journal https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2T3quVM&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7Cc1aff6dc86e240cfa43608d6a22cb008%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636874710153880735&sdata=2%2FjA%2F1vyd%2F4xcj6mf1%2Fms3Ni0D20HbOLXx2DbzUN5Ag%3D&reserved=0  is concerned with technology-
assisted information systems that support libraries & cultural memory,
education & the academy, health & medicine, and government & citizenship.
“Library Hi Tech” has a 2017 Impact Factor of 0.759 and a 5-year Impact Factor
of 1.014; it is included in Scopus (with a 2018 CiteScore Tracker of 1.47).
Potential candidates must have a wide network and scholarly book volume or
journal editorship experience.

If you are interested in this exciting editorship opportunity, please contact
me by March 28th for details of what’s involved in the role.  Emerald will be
at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in
Cleveland, 10-13th April to meet with shortlisted candidates who are attending
this event.

Thanks and best wishes

Eileen Breen
Publisher | Emerald Publishing
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785172 | Fax: +44 (0)1274 785200 ebreen@emeraldgroup.com

PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 2019 CONFERENCE

Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 – 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

New, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 – 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics.  We’ll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods.  The more the merrier!

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won’t want to miss it!

6th Annual LILi Conference

Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Registration & Refreshments, 9:30am – 10:00am

CSU Northridge Oviatt Library

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

Creating Connections: Extending Our Instructional Reach Through Collaborations and Community Partnerships

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 22nd

How has your library developed successful instruction-related collaborations with other libraries, departments, organizations or community members? Do you have an idea percolating that you would like to “workshop” with LILi conference participants for feedback…or perhaps gain a new instruction focused partnership?  Collaborations start with relationships and interactions between people.  By working beyond traditional boundaries libraries can deliver better instruction, outcomes and value for their patrons and communities. This has become especially important for today’s libraries regardless of type, size or location, allowing them to surpass what each could accomplish on their own. 

Lifelong learning and information literacy (IL) development occurs in countless contexts and communities, within and outside the library. LILi invites you to share your library or program’s innovative instruction-related collaborations and relationships by submitting proposals with practical application with potential for adoption across library types. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following, all as related to making connections in order to foster information literacy and empowerment:

  • Instructional outreach initiatives
  • Instruction-related programming for various populations, including children, teens, seniors, immigrants, English language learners, and other marginalized groups 
  • Workshops, one-shots, credit courses, and training sessions supporting students/users/patrons in online and face-to-face settings
  • Embedded librarianship collaborations
  • Teaching through community archiving
  • Teaching partnerships between libraries and advocacy organizations
  • Academic, school or public library instructional partnerships
  • News and media literacy
  • Digital citizenship 
  • Service learning initiatives
  • Guiding people through new methods of information discovery
  • Teaching with transformative technologies
  • Creating lifelong learning opportunities 
  • Unlearning, re-learning, decolonizing, or other relevant info-pedagogy
  • Building networks and engagement to promote information services and instruction
  • Local, international, and digital partnerships and best practices  

LILi invites you to submit proposals for engaging and interactive presentations with practical applications by March 22, 2019. Notification of acceptance by May 15, 2019.   

The conference will include a diversity of sessions including 10-20 minute presentations, brief lightning talks and poster sessions.  Please note your preferred presentation formats when prompted on the registration form.

Submit proposals here: https://bit.ly/2HUhXzc

LILi Conference Code of Conduct: http://lili.libguides.com/lili/2019_conf/code_of_conduct

Questions? Email Mary McMillan at mmcmillan@elcamino.edu or Annie Knight at knight_annie@sac.edu

Tear Down the Walls

Digital Frontiers welcomes submissions for the 2019 conference, Tear Down The Walls, hosted by UT Austin in Austin, TX on September 26-28, 2019. The conference features Keynote Addresses from Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University) and Alex Gil (Columbia University).

Digital Frontiers is a conference and community that brings together the makers and users of digital resources for the humanities. Established in 2012 to respond to the need for an affordable, high-quality conference that addresses the emerging field of digital humanities from a variety of perspectives, Digital Frontiers is a truly interdisciplinary experience.

Digital Humanities scholars deal with numerous barriers and borders as they interrogate the world around them through a digital lens. We invite participants to think critically about the composition of these walls, of their implicit and explicit functions, and the colonial practices by which many were and are still being created. Some of these barriers are created by a community for self-preservation, while others are built to perpetuate structural inequalities and discriminatory practices. Not all walls are physical. As a community, Digital Frontiers has interrogated the frontier and the border in digital scholarship as scenes of both conflict and creativity. In 2019, we invite scholars, students, librarians, archivists, gallery and museum professionals, and community practitioners to interrogate these boundaries and amplify the weaknesses we can use to tear down those walls that serve only those gatekeepers in power. We also encourage reflection on the aftermath: how do we communicate, produce, and exchange knowledge when these walls no longer block the way.

We invite deeper considerations of dismantling barriers in digital scholarship broadly conceived, presented in any of the following formats, with proposals consisting of a 300-500 word abstract:

  • Preconstituted Panels Curate your own panel for a 60-minute session.
  • Individual Scholarly Papers or Presentations Share your work in a 15-minute presentation. (Note: early stage research, project updates, and single-institution “case studies” should be submitted as Posters or an alternative format).
  • Posters Share your early stage research, project updates, manifestos, or single-institution “case studies” in a 36” h x 48” w academic poster.
  • Exhibitions, Installations, Performances, and Alternative Formats
    • Defined broadly to include: art installations, dance, video demonstrations, live game exhibitions, or other embodied and participatory forms of knowledge sharing.
    • Please include your technical, spatial, and time requirements in your proposal.

Proposals will be double reviewed in an open process that emphasizes conversation and community mentoring. All proposals will receive detailed feedback, with final decisions made by the Program Committee.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • CFP Opens: January 15, 2019
  • CFP Deadline: April 14, 2019
  • Notifications: June 1, 2019

 

Contact conference@digitalfrontiers.org with inquiries.

EBSS Research Forum

The EBSS Research Forum is moving online!

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee invites proposals for presentations at a virtual research forum to be held online in early May, 2019. The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway in a 10-minute lightning talk format. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive, blind review process.

Proposals are due March 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of April 1.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences.

2. Represent innovative, original research.

3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis.

4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2019 will not be considered.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Proposals should be 250-350 words.

To facilitate blind peer review, the first page should include:

  • Presenter name and institution

  • Phone number

  • E-mail address

  • Proposal title

Subsequent page(s) should include:

  • Proposal title

  • Statement of the research question(s)

  • Research goals and objectives

  • Design/methodology

  • Potential findings

  • Practical implications/value

Email submissions to EBSS Research Chair Samantha Godbey at samantha.godbey@unlv.edu  by Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

Journal of Play in Adulthood”

The new “Journal of Play in Adulthood” now has an open call for papers!
This new diamond open access journal (free to read and publish in) would welcome papers from information literacy practitioners and researchers. Research based articles are subject to double blind peer review, but we also welcome articles from practice, extended essays, and reviews that might be of interest to our readers.
Key topics of interest to the journal include the role of play in learning, work, our social and cultural lives, the benefits to individuals and society, and the interrelationship between play and other areas of adult life. The focus of this journal is on play in adulthood to explicitly distinguish it from children’s play, and to highlight that the motivations, contexts, and forms of play are, in many cases, different. In summary, it covers playful living, playful working, and playful learning.

Contact:

Andrew Walsh MSc MCLIP FHEA FRSA IFNTF

University Teaching Fellow, National Teaching Fellow

Academic Librarian for Education and Professional Development.

Editor of the Journal of Play in Adulthood

https://www.journalofplayinadulthood.org.uk

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Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education journals

AACE Invites You to Submit for Publication in These Internationally Respected Journals!

 AACE Journals Include:

Submission guidelines http://publish.aace.org/begin/

AACE Publications | Email: pubs@aace.orgaace.org/pubs

Mobile App Develepment in Libraries

Primary Research Group, https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.Primaryresearch.com&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C439b9351e97c4a15ff0708d693751594%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636858528416762512&sdata=t9uuib3QAJ1m7VbOZz4v%2B%2BeaH%2BxZp7lILagFEGYLmE4%3D&reserved=0, is seeking an author to write a monograph of approximately 10,000 words on academic library use of mobile apps, both vendor and library developed The monograph should include at least 6 interviews primarily with colleges and universities  (at least three of which should be research universities) averaging about 1,500 words each. In addition, the author might include results of a summary of a literature search or interviews with app private sector app publishers. Some of the issues that might be discussed are: use of vendor supplied apps, info literacy training in apps for students and faculty, measurement/assessment of app use,  breakdown of app use by application and platform, development and cost of library apps, staff training for app development, determination of app needs, and more.

This is a compensated assignment.  To apply to write this monograph please
send your resume to jmoses@primaryresearch.com.