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Digital Initiatives Symposium 2019

Please note changed proposal deadline: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2019
The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

  • Panel discussions: 60 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)

  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)

  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

  • linked data

  • social justice and open access

  • the future of open access

  • data management and sharing, open data

  • open educational resources

  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research

  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives

  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives

  • diverse repository platforms and functions

  • digital humanities

  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues

  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses

  • scholarly communication

  • technical applications related to platforms or tools

  • web archiving

  • web annotation

Submit your proposal at digital.sandiego.edu/symposium (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

 

2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Sessions

The 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas and work with the library community by presenting a poster session  at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a  solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text, and more, and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during assigned 1 ½-hour time periods. For information on 2019 posters and the submission process, please visit this page.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Applicants will be notified in late March after a double-blind peer review process, if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH. You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

Please direct any questions about poster session presentations and submissions to Alee Navarro, the Annual Conference poster session staff liaison, anavarro@ala.org.

Best,

Valerie Bonilla
Co-Chair, ALA Poster Session

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

The 18th Annual Information Literacy Summit at Moraine Valley is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions.

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape

Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Proposals 

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

 

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

 

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

 

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

 

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 11, 2019

 

Some possible topics for sessions include:

·         News and Media Literacy

·         Social Justice and Information Literacy

·         Critical Information Literacy

·         Critical Pedagogies

·         Service Learning

·         Student Curiosity and Creativity

·         Student Centered Teaching and Learning

·         Students as creators

·         Reflective Practice

·         Communities of Practice

·         Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy

·         Programmatic assessments

·         Instructional design

The Innovative Library Classroom

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2019

Poster Session & Social on Thursday, June 6 and Conference on Friday, June 7, 2019

William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

“TILC is the best. Small, focused, and always full of great ideas and great librarians.”- past attendee

“This was one of the most useful library conferences I’ve attended; the small size of the conference, and its laser focus on instruction in librarianship, resulted in conversations that were universally useful and relevant to me and my work. Thank you so much!”- another participant’s feedback

We are now accepting proposals for TILC 2019. Inspired by this year’s location, we have chosen the theme Revolutions & Revelations. We hope this phrase will help you brainstorm proposals, but don’t let the theme limit you. Anything about innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries is welcome.

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

•       Posters (presented at the Thursday evening social)

•       50-minute presentations

•       7-minute lightning talks

 

Proposals will be peer reviewed.

 

Submission deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Acceptance notification: Friday, January 4, 2019

We expect registration costs to be about $45.

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

 

Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is seeking a new Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries). The successful candidate is expected to begin their role by June 2019 and serve a 3-year term (with possibility of renewal). This role shares workload with a second Associate Editor.

Evidence summaries are critical appraisal syntheses that provide analysis regarding the validity and reliability of the methodology used in original research articles. As such, they are a key component to aid readers in making informed decisions in their local practice. The team of experienced evidence summary authors follow a strict format to ensure consistency, and all evidence summaries undergo peer review to ensure quality. EBLIP publishes up to ten summaries in every issue.

The Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Evidence Summaries section, which includes

    • selection of articles for summary and assigning articles to evidence summary authors;

    • ensuring authors adhere to the EBLIP Evidence Summary guidelines;

    • assigning peer reviewers and monitoring the peer review process;

    • communicating with evidence summary authors and peer reviewers;

    • making acceptance decisions, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made;

    • communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected.

  • Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.

  • Attending Editorial Team meetings (via Skype) on a monthly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.

  • Ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met.

  • Maintaining a team of approximately 20 evidence summary authors, each of whom is on a 2-year term with a commitment to write four evidence summaries.

  • Periodically sending out calls for new Evidence Summary authors, reviewing applications, and assessing sample evidence summaries from candidates.

For more information about evidence summaries and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) will be well-versed in evidence based practice, research methods, and critical appraisal. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 15 hours per month.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating strengths they would bring to the role, and a resume/CV as a single PDF file to Lorie Kloda, Editor-in-Chief, at lorie.kloda@concordia.ca by November 30, 2018. The current Associate Editors (Evidence Summaries) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Heather Pretty (hjpretty@mun.ca) and Carol Perryman (cp1757@gmail.com).

**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.

About the journal:

Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal has been publishing since 2006. It is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner. Please visit our journal web site (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP) for more information.

Designing for Digital

is returning and celebrating its fifth year in Austin, Texas on March 4-6, 2019.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS DUE NOV 30 2018:

http://designingfordigital.com/speaking-opportunities/

The D4D Program Planning committee has opened the 2019 Call for Proposals and is currently seeking 3-hour workshops, 90-minute seminars, 45-minute sessions and 20-minute short talks in tracks like: Tools & Methods, UX in Practice, Service & Physical Space Design,Trends, Emerging Issues, and the Future of Design, Leadership & Organizational Strategies. For a detailed list of the topics covered at D4D: http://designingfordigital.com/about/tracks/

OPENING KEYNOTE BY BRAD FROST

We are pleased to announce Brad Frost will be opening our conference on Monday, March 4th. Brad Frost is a web designer, speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and musician located in Pittsburgh, PA. He recently published Atomic Design, a book that introduces a methodology

for thinking of our UIs as thoughtful hierarchies, discusses the qualities of effective pattern libraries, and showcases techniques to transform team’s design  and development workflow.

WORKSHOPS: http://designingfordigital.com/2019-workshops/

We are curating an incredible program to celebrate our 5th annual conference with workshops presented by speakers from Slack and the Austin Center for Design.

REGISTER: http://designingfordigital.com/registration/

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Austin.

— Designing for Digital Planning Collaborators

ABOUT DESIGNING FOR DIGITAL

D4D is a design conference that aims to approach the library digital experience from a holistic point of view. We consider library services, physical layout, and overall strategy starting with a variety of users and use cases. The conference is meant to bring together UX professionals, web designers, managers, researchers, strategists and librarians of all types to examine the current user’s experience of the library and design the future of libraries in the modern, digital world.

Practical Guides for Librarians series

Hi Everyone,

I’m writing because I’m starting to get ready for another set of books for the
Practical Guides for Librarians series from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
I’m looking for authors and book ideas for next year’s books!!!  I’m hoping to
do 10 books in these main areas of interest – technology, makerspaces, and
young adult topics.

If you think you might be interested in writing a book for the series – yes
there are royalties involved!! – please briefly pitch me your idea  on the
linked form.  It doesn’t have to be a full proposal – just a sentence or two
with your idea.

Here’s the full call for participation, please check out the books we’ve
already done at:
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frowman.com%2FAction%2FSERIES%2FRL%2FRLPGL%2FThe-Practical-Guides-for-Librarians&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C218df50aaf8c4017d19a08d63abb6966%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636760973935335414&sdata=k%2BHd35BCjQqigbldmuV%2BxvPw9em8cxOnqxl2x%2B8lHis%3D&reserved=0
so you don’t pitch those same ideas!:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fellyssa.wufoo.com%2Fforms%2Fs1agh5mz1juejb7%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C218df50aaf8c4017d19a08d63abb6966%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636760973935345427&sdata=JelUrIkwqPYAYI%2BmbLFvoZN47lCIi1TLrjqpzKpTB1I%3D&reserved=0

Best,

Ellyssa

________________________

Ellyssa Kroski
Writer/Librarian/Instructor/Speaker
ellyssakroski@yahoo.com
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Homeschooling and Libraries

Deadline Oct. 30 for Topics

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by October 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

Marketing Libraries Journal

Volume 2, Issue 2 (December 2018)
(rolling deadline)
http://journal.marketinglibraries.org 

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 (double blind 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  (peer reviewed(8-10 pages) : articles from different columns (advocacy, branding, “from the trenches”, campaigns, and technology). Practical articles provide best practices, however they should be written in an unbiased, academic tone. (in 3rd person).

For more information on the scope and guidelines, please visit http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/authorguidelines.html 

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

 

 

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Educational Webinars

Share your technology knowledge with a LITA Education proposal!

The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience!

Submit a proposal by November 2nd, 2018

to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Spring 2019.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization
  • Privacy and analytics
  • Data librarianship
  • Technology spaces
  • Ethics and access
  • Project management
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Tech design for social justice
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Collection assessment metrics beyond CPU
  • Government information and digital preservation

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. View our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. We will contact you no later than 30 days after your submission to provide feedback.

We’re looking forward to a slate of compelling and useful online education programs for 2019!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org