Category Archives: Libraries

ACRL Instruction Section Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.

Questions?

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL

It’s that time again, folks! Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL needs *YOUR* content! We’re looking for articles, annotated bibliographies, and materials reviews! To submit, please visit the Codex website: http://codex.acrlla.org
Please make sure to read the Author’s Guidelines page(http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Deadline for submissions will be Friday, October 26, 2018, by 4:30pmRemember: you don’t have to be a librarian, work in Louisiana, or even be a member of ACRL or ACRL-LA to submit – we welcome submissions from staff and LIS students as well! We’re all in this together! Please feel free to share this with your colleagues!
If you have questions regarding submissions to the journal, or would like to talk to me about an idea for an article, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Megan Lowe, Editor

California Conference on Library Instruction

Friday May 3, 2019

San Francisco, CA

CCLI 2019 invites practice and research-based approaches on the inventive, intersecting, and radical ways your instruction has redefined/reimagined student success. In particular, CCLI welcomes proposals that highlight participatory learning, critical information literacy and pedagogy, and approaches that put students at the center of their learning.

 

Evolving pedagogy and an increased emphasis on assessment have driven librarians to reconfigure their approaches to student success: participation in campus-wide initiatives; rethinking student learning outcomes and assessment; encouraging experimentation and learning that empowers students to take the lead in their own success.

  

We invite you to submit a proposal in the form of a 60-minute presentation or panel discussion, a 75-minute active learning workshop, or a 5-7 minute lightning talk. We recommend that prospective presenters review our evaluation rubric for presentations and workshops at: https://goo.gl/wQHEV9. Proposals should relate to the conference theme, clearly outline the session, and be timely and applicable to librarians. For presentations and workshops, please also include 2-3 learning outcomes, as well as detail on how you plan to incorporate active learning into your session.

 

Examples of specific questions that could be addressed are:

 ·         What methods do you use to place students at the center of their learning?

·         How has the goal of inclusivity altered your teaching practice?

·         What markers of student success do you consider before undertaking a change in your instruction?

·         What approaches have you taken that have helped to shift your campus’s thinking about student success in information literacy?

 

Please submit your CCLI 2019 proposal at: https://goo.gl/MzLYPY .The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 22. CCLI 2019 will be held at the University of San Francisco on Friday, May 3, 2019.

 

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you! For questions, contact Quincy McCrary (qmccrary@gmail.com) or Irene Korber (ikorber@csuchico.edu).

Code4Lib 2019

Code4Lib 2019 is soliciting proposals for prepared talks!

Code4Lib 2019 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit https://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA, from February 19, 2019 to February 22, 2019.  More information about Code4lib 2019 is available on this year’s conference website https://2019.code4lib.org.

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

 

  • Projects you’ve worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software

  • Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)

  • Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development

  • Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You’ll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. A separate call for poster proposals will be offered at a later date. There will also be sign up opportunities to present 5 minute lightning talks at the event.

Submit a presentation proposal

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Thursday, October 4, 2018 at midnight Pacific time. Voting will start on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and continue through Thursday, October 25, 2018 at midnight Pacific time. The committee plans to announce selected proposals on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Thank you,

The Code4Lib 2019 Program Committee

HKAECT International Conference

2019 “Shaping the Future of Education, Communication and Technology”

17-19 June 2019 at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Website – http://www.hkaect.org/hkaect2019 | Email – hkaectconference@gmail.com

Technology has significant impact on education and communication. On the one hand, the whole learning process can be digitized, captured and analyzed that the data informs academic and practitioners for a continuous improvement in curriculum development, teaching philosophy, pedagogy, learner characteristics, student engagement, assessment and feedback. On the other hand, to a broader perspective, technology changes the way we communicate, in form of interpersonal communication, small group communication, mass media and journalism, new media, and social media. HKAECT International Conference 2019 provides a forum for exchanges of theory and practices on technology in education and communication. This platform provides a linkage between local and international academics and practitioners, and among institutions, society and the world. HKAECT International Conference 2019 aims to enhance the contribution of applied research and scholarship; support the development and application of new conceptual frameworks; improve the quality of contemporary practices; and encourage the continuous revisit of theories.

HKAECT International Conference 2019 cordially invites submissions for the below topics, but will not be restricted to:

⚫ Curriculum development, pedagogy and Instructional designs

⚫ Role and nature of knowledge, teaching philosophies

⚫ Professional development and leadership

⚫ Learner characteristics and student engagement

⚫ Online learning, Open Education Resources (OER) and MOOCs

⚫ Multimedia, interaction and learners’ community building

⚫ Learning analytics, assessment and feedback

⚫ Interpersonal relationship and communication

⚫ Newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and online news

⚫ Advertising, public relations, social and political advocacy

⚫ New media, social media, crossmedia and mobile communication

⚫ Ethical issues Other relevant topics would also be considered.

Full Paper Submission

Please submit the manuscript in 8 – 14 pages to Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hkaect2019 ). The full paper submission will go through a blind peer review process. Accepted full papers will be included in a volume of the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook series, published by Springer.

Presentation Submission

Please submit 500 words extended abstract to Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hkaect2019 ). The abstract should clearly state the research objective, research question, the hypotheses (if any), the method, the findings, and the implications. The abstract will go through a blind peer review process. Accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference Program booklet and authors will be invited to present at the conference.

Important Dates

15 October 2018 Full paper submission due

15 November 2018 Notification of acceptance of full paper

15 December 2018 Full paper authors’ registration due

15 January 2019 Presentation abstract submission due

15 February 2019 Notification of acceptance of presentation abstract

15 March 2019 Early bird registration due

17-19 June 2019 HKAECT International Conference 2019

LLAMA Webinars

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting proposals for its hugely popular webinar series.

All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be a LLAMA member to submit a webinar proposal.

LLAMA webinars reach a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including:

– Management and leadership

– Buildings and equipment

– Human resources

– Public relations and marketing

– Assessment

– Issues for new professionals

– Organization and management

– Technology

 

Proposals should address one of the areas above, or focus on one of LLAMA’s foundational leadership competencies, including:

 

– Communication skills

– Change management

– Team building (personnel)

– Collaboration and partnerships

– Emotional intelligence

– Problem solving

– Evidence-based decision making

– Conflict resolution (personnel)

– Budget creation and presentation

– Forward thinking

– Critical thinking

– Ethics

– Project management

– Marketing and advocacy

Proposal forms can be found at: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinar-proposal-form-0

Completed forms are due September 21, 2018.

You can review LLAMA’s upcoming and past webinar offerings by visiting the LLAMA Webinars page:http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinars

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.

 

 

Feminisms and Leadership: Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue

Call for papers
Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue
Feminisms and Leadership

‘Leadership’ is a highly regulative practice, and is pervasive in our personal and political realms. Under late capitalism, academic and popular discourse continues to represent leadership in gender essentialist terms, through the figure of the ‘great man’. Notions of the ‘great leader’ are rarely tied to colonial domination, which consolidated leadership as the natural and legitimate enterprise of white, ‘civilizing’ masculinity (Mohanty, 2004). This is reflected in the ongoing proliferation of leadership as a marker of individual stature, and the reproduction of white patriarchal power in global corporate and political spaces.

Feminist attention has been dedicated to understanding differential leadership experiences within this highly gendered terrain. However, a wealth of feminist literature continues to promote women’s leadership in these spaces without dismantling the spaces themselves. Moreover, unchecked histories of racism, sexism, classism, and ableism function to keep notions of ‘successful’ leadership firmly within the confines of dominant globalizing forces.

The call: “Do not become the master’s tool!” (Ahmed, 2017, p. 160), inspires the commitment that we will never use the master’s tools (Lorde, 1984) to resist these forces. Following this commitment, current feminist work in psychology calls for collective feminist leadership and resistance through ‘feminist counter-publics’ (Rúdólfsdóttir & Jóhannsdóttir, 2018). More broadly, Lewis and Pullen (2018) call for the strengthening of feminist work in organizational studies, arguing: “…we have never needed it more than we do now” (p. 108).

In the spirit of these calls to action, this special issue invites feminist work that rewrites notions of ‘successful’ leadership in psychology and related academic and non-academic disciplines. Contributions may include, but are not limited to work that considers:

*   Intersections of race and class, gender, sexuality, and/or disability, with leadership.
*   Leadership in contexts of feminist activism, movements, and political resistance.
*   Reimagining leadership in/outside of elite or corporate contexts.
*   Bad or ‘toxic’ leadership.

Contributions may include original articles (up to 3000-7000 words), observations and commentaries (up to 2500 words) or creative pieces (up to 2000 words). Submissions will be subject to the usual peer review process. The deadline for submissions is January 7th 2019. Queries can be sent to editor.powsr@gmail.com Lucy Thompson (aymorluc@msu.edu<mailto:aymorluc@msu.edu>).

Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference

Call for Proposals for the 2019 AWP Conference

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2019 Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference to be held at Gurney’s Resort on Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Preconference sessions and a Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday February 28th. The conference will begin on Friday March 1st and end on Sunday March 3rd.

The proposal submission link for the 2019 AWP Conference is now available at awpsych.org <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fawpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=Q4HgMOc6nXE%2F3xhhjSyOVudectIPAPqJ0onw6jRmj7w%3D&amp;reserved=0> . It will be available from September 3, 2018 through October 17, 2018.

We encourage scholarly proposals that address feminist issues consistent with AWP’s mission from anyone wishing to share ideas, work, or personal journeys. Proposals should address one or more of the topics related to our conference theme. We especially encourage multigenerational, multicultural, and multidisciplinary proposals with co-presenters. For more information about AWP or our conference, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.awpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=z4db0F2sidmV9jcAiiHmIUt7UkpX%2BQeXNVBCH49vwYk%3D&amp;reserved=0<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.awpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=K11rJ3tAGC6XfweFsffTdVTHV%2F2aFfb7LoV3s3VplIM%3D&amp;reserved=0> .

Our conference will feature some well-known speakers and exciting activities, events, and exhibits. We would love to have you participate in our conference and recharge with some “Vitamin F – Feminism and Fun”!

It is our pleasure to announce that our Friday morning keynote speaker will be Laura Brown, whose career as a feminist therapist and her classic publications on that topic are perfectly suited for our theme: Gold, Bold and More to Be Told. We are also excited to announce that Jennifer Freyd, whose Bold work on Institutional and Interpersonal Betrayal is nationally recognized, will be a member of a plenary panel on Saturday morning. She will be joined by youth activist Reza Clifton of Girls Rock RI and a third panelist TBA.

The conference will feature some of the most popular events that we had in 2009, including the Kim Trusty Band at the Saturday Night Dance. We will also include some new features such as an interactive Photo Activist Project and Feminist Karaoke on Friday night. Exhibits and sessions will highlight AWP’s 50-year history and there will be birthday cake for the celebration!. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who have served on the Implementation Collective and longtime AWP members to reunite and to meet AWP’s next generation!

Realizing Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

Please follow the link to a CFP for Realizing Resistance: An
Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX
<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdigital-frontiers.org%2Fresistance%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C13a3e0fc3e284b13a13408d612827336%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636716748819570671&amp;sdata=Uke47JHGUpbG9RDQioYx%2B3IxyPE0rNUSqLS7%2BW7FPPU%3D&amp;reserved=0>. Feminist, women’s studies,
critical race theory, and queer theory papers particularly welcome!

Sam Langsdale
UNT Philosophy & Religion

An Interdisciplinary Conference on *Star Wars*, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

May 2–4, 2019, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

*Call for Papers:*

Although *Star Wars: Episode IV–A New Hope* may have started out on shaky
ground, its cinematic release in 1977 forever changed the landscape of
American pop culture. As Douglas Brode has argued, “*Star Wars*, simply
put, had turned out to be not merely the latest momentary blip on the
entertainment screen but an essential element of how we define ourselves
through the movies and related media” (2012, 7). Far from simply reflecting
a particular film genre, *Star Wars *has become a cultural phenomenon that
has impacted pop culture for over four decades.

Throughout the original trilogy, the prequels, and most recently the
sequels, the films have focused on the struggle between Imperial forces and
rebellious fighters who seek to throw off the yoke of an authoritarian
regime. In the opening crawl of *Episode VII–The Force Awakens*, we are
told that the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, is fighting against
the First Order so that peace and justice may be restored to the galaxy.
This conference seeks to critically explore what it means to be “with the
Resistance” by focusing on Episodes VII, VIII, and (to the extent possible)
IX, as well as the various ways these films reflect, contribute to, or even
fail to show “how we define ourselves through the movies and related
media.” In other words, this conference aims to bring together scholars
from across disciplines to examine the three most recent *Star Wars* films
as cultural texts, with an explicit focus on themes of resistance and
justice, and on how these films contribute to, reflect, or depart from
broader contemporary cultural practices and social discourses.

[image: leia_poster]We are interested in, for example, the paradox inherent
in certain fan criticisms of *Episode VII–The Last Jedi* as “social justice
propaganda,” in light of the enduring theme of resistance and justice
throughout the film franchise. We seek to analyze what it means for *Star
Wars *slogans to be used on posters at contemporary political rallies, in
what ways, and by whom. We want to ask how Episodes VII, VIII & IX might be
productively used in a classroom to teach students about various concepts
of justice, or about histories of social resistance movements. We want to
pose critical questions about cultural appropriation and Orientalism in the
most recent films and throughout the franchise. We also want to explore
what limitations there may be in attempting to theorize about and practice
resistance to hegemonic power in relation to a film franchise owned by one
of the most powerful and successful corporations in our contemporary
capitalist economy.

Scholars may analyze any one of the three sequels, or some combination of
them. While we are aware that Episode IX will not be released until
December, we have included it here in order to give interested participants
the opportunity to reflect on trailers, the marketing in the lead-up to the
cinematic release, or even to include analysis of the film itself by the
time of the conference. Further, because the most recent films are part of
the larger franchise, we welcome (and would even expect) papers that put
Episodes VII, VIII & IX in dialogue with any other *Star Wars *films.
Finally, in addition to the films themselves, papers may engage with any
media related to the sequels including comics, animated series, SW fiction,
merchandise, advertising, or other types of social media.

And so, we invite all interested participants to join us in thinking about
the themes of resistance to hegemony, justice, and the restoration of peace
in Episodes VII, VIII & IX and how these films reflect, contribute to, or
depart from wider social discourses and cultural phenomena. In analyzing
“the Resistance,” in the films and beyond, paper proposals, in the form of
250-word abstracts, may address—but are not limited to—any of the following
topics:

– Generational differences or continuities
– Sexualities
– Models of friendship
– Human relationships with technology
– The role of the Environment/non-human animals/creatures
– The role of women
– The role of people of color
– The role of children/young people
– Ambiguity around “good guys” and “bad guys” in social conflicts
– Family/found family/lineage/heritage
– Class hierarchies
– Cultural appropriation and Orientalism
– Heroism through necessity
– Digital Scholarship and New Media Studies interventions
– The significance of names/naming
– The use of humor
– Clothing/fashion/color motifs
– Religion/belief/ritual
– Icons/symbols
– Hope
– Languages
– Teaching

As aca-fans it is our hope that this conference is both a celebration of
the films, and the broader culture engendered by the *Star Wars *franchise,
as well as an opportunity to engage in constructively critical analysis. We
welcome scholars from any discipline, employing any methodology, however in
the spirit of the conference theme, we request that all papers avoid
racism, sexism, ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and religious
bigotry. Accepted participants will be invited to present their 20-minute
papers, or to exhibit their work, at a two-and-a-half-day interdisciplinary
conference at the University of North Texas in Denton. To submit a paper
proposal, please *submit this form
<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FEXVIyx74BaToVNyC3&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C13a3e0fc3e284b13a13408d612827336%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636716748819570671&amp;sdata=3K1WIJFncF%2BJX6p7DP2xVnSaR%2F1x1UEoBWoFnlZh67A%3D&amp;reserved=0>* with
the following information:

– Name, institutional affiliation, email address of corresponding author
and all co-authors (if applicable)
– 250-word abstract
– Short bio

*Dates and Deadlines*

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2018
Notifications: January 5, 2019
Conference Dates: May 2–4, 2019

If you have questions please contact resistance@digital-frontiers.org.

Marketing Libraries Journal

Aim and Scope
Marketing Libraries Journal (MLJ) is a peer-reviewed, independently published, open-access scholarly journal that focuses on innovative marketing activities that libraries are engaged in.  Our aim is to publish research and practical examples of library marketing campaigns, library marketing research, public relations campaigns, SWOT analysis, segmentation research, assessment of marketing activities, and tools used for marketing activities.  In addition to peer reviewed articles, the Journal also contains practical articles from different columns. Columnists will be accepting shorter articles on advocacy, branding, library marketing campaigns, “from the trenches”, and technology tools. The Journal is published twice a year.

Guidelines for Submissions
The editorial board seeks submissions in the following two categories:

1. Articles (peer reviewed) (20-25 pages): research-driven articles that aim to provide original scholarship in the field of library marketing, communications, and outreach.
2. Practical Articles  (editorial reviewed) (8-10 pages) : articles from different columns (advocacy, branding, “from the trenches”, campaigns, and technology). Practical articles are reflective and provide best practices, however they should be written in an academic tone (3rd person).

Manuscript Format

• Manuscript style should follow the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
• Submissions should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides
• Page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page
• The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address
• Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 100-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1
• One submission per author per call
• Allow 3 months for manuscript status notification

Submission Process

Scholarly Submissions http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/schol-submit.html

Practical (Column) Submissions http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/column-submit.html

Please ensure that your manuscript has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for papers deadline.  When a manuscript has been  accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version.

Editorship and Ethics

We reserve the right to make editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency. To ensure ethical practices, all reviewers, editors,  and authors must contact the Journal if there may be any conflict of interest.  For more information, please contact the editors at map@marketinglibraries.org 

 

Open Access
The Journal is open access “gold” and “green”. There are no author processing fees. Authors are never charged any article submission or processing fees. Both readers and authors can access articles for free. Authors can self archive their articles at the time of publication. Authors can self archive in digital repositories or on their own personal websites at publication. Please ensure to indicate the URL of the journal when self archiving.  Authors retain copyright and full publishing rights. Articles are published under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Indexing and Discoverability

Marketing Libraries Journal is indexed in the International ISSN database, World Cat, Ulrich’s Serials Directory, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

 

ISSN: 2475-8116