Category Archives: Libraries

International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

The International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET, an EI journal) is a forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions to the automation of open and distance learning. Targeted to academic researchers and engineers who work with distance learning programs and software systems, as well as general users of distance education technologies and methods, IJDET discusses computational methods, algorithms, implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed according to the procedure consisting of initial review, peer review, and recommendation.

 

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ALA Annual 2019 juried submissions

ALA Annual

Washington, DC

June 20-25, 2019

The submission site for juried programs at ALA Annual 2019 is now open. For information and deadlines, please refer to the release at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2018/06/2019-ala-annual-conference-program-proposals-are-now-open.

Direct Link to the submission site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SKJSWSLA

Updated Schedule:

  • Submission Site Opens: June 1, 2018
  • Submission Site Closes: August 31, 2018
  • Final Decisions: November 9, 2018
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018

 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Critical Librarianship and Library Management

Call for proposals

Publication due 2020

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon

 

The critical librarianship movement has shone light on many aspects of our profession and encouraged us to question why we do things the way we do them. One area underexplored in this moment, however, is library management: Are there management practices that need to be questioned or interrogated? Are there progressive practices that have not received the recognition they deserve?

 

ALAO seeks submissions for the “Critical Librarianship and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to critically examine library management.

 

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • Implicit bias and library management/operations
  • Retention and hiring for diversity and inclusion
  • Social justice in library leadership and management

 

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020.

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series:

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.

How to submit:

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Critical Librarianship and Library Management. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including a draft abstract of 500 words or less, author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by August 31, 2018.

Submission deadlines:

 

Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance sent by: October 31, 2018

Submission deadline for full chapters: February 28, 2019

Comments returned to authors: April 30, 2019

Submission deadline for chapter revisions: June 15, 2019

 

E-Learn–World Conference on E-Learning

October 15-18, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

For submission information go to https://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/call/

E-Learn–World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

E-Learn, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all disciplines and levels of education and is expected to attracts many leaders in the field from 70+ countries around the world.

We invite you to attend E-Learn and submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, and corporate showcases/demos.The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer-reviewed by for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and online proceedings available on LearnTechLib–The Learning and Technology Library.

Topics

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following topics as they relate to e-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. All topics listed here.

  • Content Development
  • Evaluation
  • Implementation Examples and Issues
  • Instructional Design
  • Policy Issues
  • Research
  • Social and Cultural Issues
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Tools and Systems

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include keynote and invited talks, full and brief paper presentations, poster/demonstration sessions, tutorials, workshops, panels, and best practice sessions. For Presentation Category descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Invited Panels/Speakers
  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Symposia
  • Virtual Papers

For Presentation descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.

Proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings as well as in LearnTechLib, The Learning and Technology Library. These publications will serve as major sources of information for the community, indicating the current state of the art, new trends and new opportunities.

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals.

Please note that reviewers may reject submissions if the written product shows exceedingly poor grammar or structure. For this reason, all papers and presentations—especially those written by non-native English speakers—should be proofread or copyedited prior to submission.

International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS)

Editor-in-Chief: Purnendu Tripathi (IGNOU, India) and Siran Mukerji (IGNOU, India)

Submission Link: https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=202752

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission of papers- April 10, 2018
  • Notification-May 10, 2018
  • Camera ready-June 10, 2018
  • Registration-June 15, 2018
  • Conference Dates-June 25-27, 2018

 

Introduction  The International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) presents, analyzes, shares, and collaborates ideas, experiences, research studies, and cases on the advancements, innovations, and implementations of technology in student support services covering the entire gamut of education ranging from formal learning to informal learning, including childhood education, tertiary education, vocational education, open and distance education, and skill development and competency enhancement. Targeting educational planners, administrators, researchers, educational technologists, educational specialists, and marketing educators, IJTESSS attempts to create a networked approach of synergy between technology and student support services and its management for sustainable educational development and competency enhancement. In addition to full-length research papers, this journal publishes insightful books reviews and case studies on educational institutions and their techno-management initiatives for the management and administration of support services for students at all levels/stages of education.

Invitation The Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJTESSS.

Mission  The mission of International Journal of Technology-Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) is to provide an international forum for technological innovations and its related applications for effective student support services and its management and administration in all the segments/stages of education (formal as well as non-formal), including, but not limited to, early childhood education, school education, K-12 education, higher education, online, distance, and continuing education. The purpose of the journal is to cover diverse socio-economic, geographic, and differential cultural perspectives under the overall mandate of the application of technology in student centric support services in the diversified fields of education and learning. This journal publishes scholarly articles on the latest findings in technology and its application for student support services.

Coverage

The journal invites research papers and case studies on technological dimensions of student support services covering the different stages for formal and non-formal education including vocational education, Online and Distance Education. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Student Recruitment, Development, Retention and Assessment • Student Life Cycle Management • Support Services for International Students • Online Learning and Student Support • Integrated Virtual learning Environment and Support Services • Technology driven Support Services for Learners with Special Needs • Advertising and promotion of academic programs and Student Support Services • Digital Support Services and Education • Technology and Support Services for In Campus and Off Campus Students • Direct marketing of educational programs • Education product management • Educational and allied services marketing • Educational branding • Educational institution corporate identity • Educational product management & and differentiation • Open and Distance Learning Support Services  • Skill Development and Competency Enhancement Support and Services • Vocational Education and Student Support • Ethical issues in the Student Support Services • Globalization and Student Support • Innovations in technology for Student Support • Interactive technologies for marketing of Support Services • International partnership and franchising  • Management of technology and marketing-led change in education • Market segmentation and Education Support • Network marketing of educational institutions • Quality, gaps analysis, and Grievance Redressal in institutional support services • Role of technology in promotional mix and education • Societal marketing and educational Support • Strategic collaboration and transnational Student Support Services • Student as customers and institutions as corporate houses • Academic program life cycle management and Student Support • Educational services and its marketing • Student Support towards sustainable educational development • Students Relationship Management • Technology enhanced Educational Partnership • Quality assurance in educational programs and support services • Technology for transnational partnership and collaboration in education • Educational partnership management • Technology in educational program development • Technology in services marketing of education • Transnational strategies for Student Support Services • Trademark of academic programs and Support Services • Virtual Student Support Administration

 

Submission

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–10,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquires

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=202752

Currents in Teaching and Learning

Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines, welcomes submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues (Volume 10, Numbers 1 and 2).  We consider all submissions that address new approaches to theories and practices of teaching and learning.
 

Each year we release two issues of Currents, an open-ended Fall issue and a themed issue in the Spring.  We welcome all teaching and learning-related submissions for the Fall Issues.

The theme for the Spring 2019 issue is “Globalizing learning.” With the intensifying clash between nationalism and globalization, the issue of how to incorporate consciousness of global issues and trends into college education has become ever more critical.  For this issue, we invite submissions that address this issue from theoretical and/or practical perspectives. Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to): 
·       What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education? 
·       What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines? 
·       In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?  

Looking ahead, the theme for the Spring 2020 issue is “Digital Pedagogies.” With their proliferation, diversification, and ever-growing importance in students’ lives, digital technologies present a limitless horizon of opportunities and challenges for educators.  As emerging technologies disrupt established spaces, dynamics, and institutions of learning, it becomes ever more urgent for instructors to reflect critically on how to incorporate digital tools and mediums into pedagogical practices.         

Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to): 

  • How do digital technologies inform issues of accessibility, inclusiveness, and diversity in higher education?
  • In what ways do digital pedagogies shape or reshape dynamics, structures, and hierarchies that are embedded in the academic learning environment? 
  • Are there strategies and concepts that can guide instructors in aligning the bewildering array of emerging technologies with fundamental principles of rigorous learning?
  • How do we pedagogically navigate the intersection of digital media and information literacy?
  • Are there demonstrably effective ways to integrate face-to-face with digital learning environments?
  • What considerations should inform the selection and use of digital technologies in online, hybrid, and/or course design?

Submissions may take the form of:
·      Teaching and Program Reports: short reports from different disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words);
·      Essays: longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today (5700 – 7125 words);
·      Book Reviews: send inquiries attn: Kisha Tracy, Book Review Editor. No unsolicited reviews, please.

We welcome both individual and group submissions.  All submissions must be original, previously unpublished work and, if based in a particular academic discipline, must explicitly consider their relevance and applicability to other disciplines and classroom settings.

Submissions Deadlines:
Fall 2018 issue: August 15, 2018
Spring 2019 issue: December 15, 2018

Submissions received after these dates will be considered on a rolling basis and for the following issue.

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters non-specialist, jargon-free exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars. Published twice a year and addressed to faculty and graduate students across the disciplines, Currents seeks to improve teaching and learning in higher education with short reports on classroom practices as well as longer research, theoretical, or conceptual articles, and explorations of issues and challenges facing teachers today.

For essays and teaching and program reports, send all inquiries to Editor Martin Fromm at currents@worcester.edu.  For book reviews, send all inquiries to Book Review Editor Kisha Tracy at ktracy3@fitchburgstate.edu. For submission guidelines, visit our website at www.worcester.edu/currents.

Currents in Teaching and Learning is a publication of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.   ISSN: 1945-3043

Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts

“We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL Publications book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts with an anticipated publication date of fall 2019. Chapter proposals are due August 1st, 2018. Read the full Call for Proposals, including a book chapter template, at: http://bit.ly/HiddenArchitectBook

More about the book: Information literacy (IL) is a well-established goal of academic libraries, yet so much of the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs is absent from professional literature, job descriptions, and library school coursework. While the definition of a program is a coordinated set of activities in service of a specific purpose, what those activities actually consist of – and who is responsible for them – is highly dependent on institutional and interpersonal contexts. Furthermore, while skills and competencies for leadership in LIS are well-researched and articulated, those required for effective program management, particularly indirect management of others, are not as well-represented. This book will gather program examples to make visible the structures, practices, and contexts of information literacy programs in academic libraries. We are seeking chapters from academic librarians who identify as a leader of an information literacy program who want to share their experiences. Each case study chapter will detail definitions and missions, allocation of resources and labor, supervisory structures, prioritization approaches, and other processes and structures required to make programs work. By using a case study template we will help identify commonalities and differences across all types of programs and institutions while allowing individual stories and unique contexts to shine through.

If you have any questions, please contact us at hiddenarchitecturesbook@gmail.com to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Information Literacy Coordinator, Cal State Dominguez Hills

Elizabeth Galoozis, Head of Information Literacy, University of Southern California

Rebecca Halpern, Teaching & Learning Services Coordinator, The Claremont Colleges”

 

Preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies

Call for book chapters on the preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies: book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2019

This is a call for book chapters that focus on the preservation and advancement of indigenous and marginalized communities through the creative use of digital technologies. While it is expected contributing authors will come primarily from memory institutions (archives, museums and libraries), contributors from academic and non-profit organizations are also welcome.  Essay may address theoretical issues, scholarly research or case studies at the authors’ institutions.

Please send a one-page abstract to Marta Deyrup  Marta.Deyrup@shu.edu by September 17th.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information or would like to discuss your ideas in advance.

 

Dr. Marta Deyrup

University Libraries

Seton Hall University

Marta.deyrup@shu.edu

Web: https://works.bepress.com/marta_deyrup/

 

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, a peer-reviewed open access journal (https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/jift/) published through Salve Regina University annually since 2005, invites contributions for its next issue: Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 31, 2018

Women and Politics: Obstacles & Opportunities The equal participation of women in politics and government is all important for the successful functioning of vibrant democratic communities in which both women and men can thrive. However, the history of women in American politics tells a story which differs from that reality. Prior to the beginning of the 21st century, women were outsiders in the world of politics, including voting, holding elective office, and serving on juries. Since that time, they have made significant gains. In fact, over the last few decades, women have made progress in political participation in all aspects of political life, although not equally. In the upcoming issue of the journal, we wish to focus on those obstacles and opportunities which have, or may not have, contributed to women’s equal political participation.

Possible Topics:

*         Obstacles-Discrimination by gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and/or religion.
*         Family responsibilities, educational achievement, and cultural norms.
*         Opportunities- changes in law and cultural expectations, public support.
*         Vision of future possibilities for the equitable participation of women in politics.

Submit all manuscripts, electronically, to co-editors:

Dr. Carol Shelton, cshelton@ric.edu<mailto:cshelton@ric.edu>
Dr. Virginia Walsh, R.S.M., walshv@salve.edu<mailto:walshv@salve.edu>

Each manuscript must include:

*         a title page
*         abstract
*         contact information listing:
*         the name of the author(s),
*         institution
*         telephone number
*         email address for all authors.

Please include the home and work address for the corresponding author.

New perspectives in feminist labour history: work and activism

*Bologna, 17-18 January 2019*

The two-days conference called by the EHLN working group “Feminist Labour
History” and the SISLAV working group “Gender and Labour”, supported by the
Department of History and Cultures at Bologna University, explores new
perspectives in gendered labour history as arising in Europe and around the
world since the beginning of the 21st century. The conference builds on and
moves forward the debates on and within feminist labour history which took
place during the Turin (2015) and Paris (2017) conferences of the ELHN,
with the aim of including selected papers in prospective book projects.

The first day of the conference will be devoted to the theme *work and
gender in context*, and addresses two large research contexts: 1) the
variety of forms of work, waged and unwaged, emerging in different
historical periods and places in formal as well as informal economies, and
in occupations traditionally connoted as male or female ; 2) the impact of
socio-economic transformations at the crossroads of the productive and
reproductive spheres. Topics include (but are not limited) to the
following: *precarious, informal, subsistence work*; *gender in typically
male occupations or branches*; *gender and deindustrialization*;
the*home/household/work
nexus*.

The second day will be devoted to the theme *women’s workers organizing*,
and addresses two large research contexts: 1) forms of labour-related
collective action in different circumstances, time and spaces; 2) the role
of individual women and the women’s movement in addressing workers’ rights
from a gender perspective. Topics include (but are not limited) to the
following: *biographies and digital humanities; varieties of work-place
related activism; women and trade unions; women’s movements and women
workers’ rights.*

*Deadline for submissions:*

The deadline is *July 10th, 2018*. The outcome of the selection will be
communicated by *August 1, 2018* and the programme will be published *by
September 15, 2018*. Full papers (6000-7000 words) are due by *December
15th*.

*How to apply:*

Please send a 500-word abstract and a short academic CV (max 500 word) to
feministlabourhistory2019@gmail.com The proposal should include name,
surname, current affiliation and contact details of the proponent. The
subject of the email needs to be: “New perspectives in feminist labour
history”. For additional information: eloisabetti@gmail.com

*Location:*

The conference will take place on *January 17 – 18*, 2019, hosted by the
Department of History and Cultures of the University of Bologna (Bologna,
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2).

*Scientific Committee:*

Rossana Barragan *International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam; *Eloisa
Betti *University of Bologna; *Eileen Boris *University of California
­­­­(Santa Barbara) – International Federation for Research in Women’s
History (President); *Diane Kirby *University Melbourne;
*SilkeNeunsinger *Labour
Movement Archive, Stockholm; *Karin Pallaver *University of Bologna; *Leda
Papastefanaki *University of Ioannina; *Paola Rudan* University of
Bologna; *Marica Tolomelli *University of Bologna; *Shobhana Warrier
*University
of Delhi; *Susan Zimmermann *Central European University (Budapest) –
**International
Conference of Labour and Social History*(President)

 

Eileen Boris
Hull Professor and Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies
Professor of History, Black Studies, and Global Studies

President International Federation for Research in Women’s History
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