Category Archives: Academic Libraries

PaLA Conference Poster Sessions

October 15 – 18, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh – GreenTree
We hope you will plan to attend the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh–Greentree, located in a Pittsburgh suburb with close proximity to city attractions.  The PaLA Conference offers numerous ways to further your career with innovative educational programming and opportunities to network with your peers in the library community. 

Poster sessions provide an informal forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful program ideas or innovations with colleagues. An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally and answers questions from those viewing the poster. The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. If you have an idea for a program or study that you’d like to share, we invite you to present a poster!

The deadline for submission of poster proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2017 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional

CALL FOR PAPERS

Development Editor-in-Chief: Molly Zhou

 

Published by IGI Global: www.igi-global.com

 

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-teacher-education-professional/178151

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development (IJTEPD) invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in this peer reviewed, scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJTEPD.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development (IJTEPD) is to offer important perspectives on teaching and learning and to provide a forum for teacher education in an international context. IJTEPD will bridge the discussion and dialogue of teaching as a profession together while integrating the theoretical, practical, and pedagogical discourse as the core to teaching and learning. The objectives of this journal will be to contribute to continued discussion on teacher education, to create a venue for teacher education professionals to share and learn together, and to provide a platform for open discussion of teaching and learning in an international context.

 

Coverage

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum Development
  • Diversity
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Technology
  • Instructional Technology
  • Issues in Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Teaching and Learning

 

Submission

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–8,000 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.

 

Inquiries can be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief, Molly Zhou, at mzhou@daltonstate.edu.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-teacher-education-professional/178151

 

 

 

Journal of Faculty Development special section on faculty leadership

A reminder that we’re still welcoming submissions to the special section of the Journal of Faculty Development focused on faculty leadership. You’ll find the call pasted below and available online at http://newforums.com/jfd/cfps/cfp321/.

Call for Papers, January 2018 Special Section

Theme: Faculty Leadership Development

As faculty members advance in their careers, they need new skills and strategies for managing and leading complex academic initiatives. Higher education institutions provide faculty members with programs to support prospective academic leaders with the resources they need to guide colleagues, units, and committees through change.

Some leadership initiatives focus on faculty members at specific levels based on academic rank with responsibility for program coordination, curriculum development, university-wide committee leadership, or aspire to such academic roles. Other initiatives, however, focus on leadership within the academic administrative ranks (e.g., Directors, Chairs, and Deans). Program outcomes might include strengthening skills applicable in current and future academic roles and work; enhancing knowledge of academic committee and program leadership and how differences in style, strategy, and approach affect collaborative work; improving skills for those leading academic programs and committees at the department, college, and institution levels; enhancing ability to identify faculty for committee work and future academic leadership roles; and increasing interactions among faculty across departments.

This call invites scholars to highlight, examine, and theorize successful faculty leadership development programs and initiatives. Authors might consider best practices implemented or in process on their campuses along with challenges or opportunities involved with engaging faculty and academic administration in faculty leadership development.

Framing questions can include but are not limited to:

  • What are the current and evolving needs among faculty developers organizing leadership-focused programming?
  • What do you envision faculty leadership development looking like in the future?
  • How might faculty leadership development programs incorporate or build upon existing or popular leadership, personality, or self assessments?
  • How might we prioritize faculty leadership development programming offerings?
  • What new practices are evolving to best meet faculty leadership development needs?

 

This call encourages practical, specific programming efforts. Preference will be given to proposals that fully develop a single aspect (vs. sweeping abstractions). Please send 500-word proposals and questions to Russell Carpenter at russell.carpenter@eku.edu. Authors of accepted proposals will receive detailed guidelines for manuscript submission.

Deadlines

  • May 1, 2017: 500-word proposals due
  • June 15, 2017: Authors notified of review results
  • September 15, 2017: Full articles of approximately 3,500 words returned to guest editor
  • November 15, 2017: Article revisions sent to authors

 

Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them

The Southwest Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is seeking presenters for its spring workshop, “Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them.”

Tweens are considered to be between the age of 10-12 and teens are 13-19.  Interacting with them has an impact on all types of librarians.  For school librarians, these students span the world between children’s and young adult resources as they learn how to access and process information. For public librarians, serving this group runs the gamut from collection development to programming. For academic librarians, how public and school librarians serve these groups determines how prepared for college work they are when they arrive as freshman. Presenters should consider how to meet the needs of this age group while presenting on best practices for bridging the transition from pre-adolescent – to teen – to adult.

Presentations are open to school, public, and academic librarians. To submit a workshop proposal click here… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWChapterspringworkshop2017

Deadline for proposal submission is March 17, 2017

Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division seeks presentation proposals from academic librarians that showcase the ways libraries and librarians are involved in digital scholarship (or Digital Humanities) for its May 25, 2017 Spring Workshop to be held in Lewisburg, PA. The goal of this workshop is for academic librarians to understand how they can have a role in supporting and promoting digital scholarship across disciplines, and to come away with ideas they can implement in their own libraries. Projects presented need not be humanities-related. Priority will be given to proposals discussing projects implemented successfully on a shoestring budget or with grant funding.

Guidelines:

Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes (there will be 5 minutes between presentations for questions)

Presentations must have a “digital scholarship in libraries/with librarians” focus

Presentations should be widely applicable (most academic libraries could replicate)

Required Proposal Info:

Title of presentation

One paragraph description of project

Presenter names and contact info

Anticipated technology needs

Estimated setup and presentation time

Submission Instructions:

Proposals must be submitted by email to jbhm001@bucknell.edu no later than Thursday, February 16th at 5pm.

Questions can be submitted to Jill Hallam-Miller, CRD Vice Chair, at jbhm001@bucknell.edu

2017 Association for Rural & Small Libraries Conference

The Call for Proposals for the 2017 Association for Rural & Small Libraries Conference is now open!  (The conference s being held in St. George, Utah, September 6-9th).

Do you know of a great program or innovative project that will help take libraries to the next level?  Our theme for this year’s conference is Libraries Elevated and we would love to see topics that take libraries from ordinary to extraordinary. 

 

Submissions for both 1 hour programs and Full/Half Day Preconference workshops are being accepted.  Proposals are due by March 15, 2017.

Please fill out this form to submit your proposal.

Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work

Edited by Amy Jackson, Cindy Pierard, Suzanne Schadl

Published by ACRL

Important dates:

Expressions of interest due February 1.

Please complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/h11HjaNjJ2Npfsez2.

Notifications are expected to go out by mid-February.

First drafts due May 15.

Overview:

This book brings together perspectives on sharing student scholarship and creative work, and instructive case studies. The book incorporates the viewpoints of librarians, teaching faculty, academic staff, community members and students themselves. We will create a dialogue around the idea of the academic library as a laboratory for emerging scholars and creatives to practice and test their disciplinary work; as a forum for sharing that work; and as an archive where work can be sustained and curated.

We are particularly interested in contributions from students in other academic programs, as well as librarians and other academics with practical experience in the area. Editors will seek proposals that directly address one of these topics, and provide ideas and/or illustrations of practice in these areas.

Chapters will be 5000-7000 words. For more information please see https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9mIw1v45fW2bGlSNWhpRWpTN0U.

Amy Jackson (Performing Arts & Digital Arts Librarian, University of New Mexico)

Cindy Pierard (Director of Access Services and Undergraduate Engagement, University of New Mexico)

Suzanne Schadl (Curator of Latin American Collections and Outreach Coordinator, University of New Mexico)

Please address correspondence to scholarshipinthesandbox@gmail.com.

KDP’s Convocation 2017: “Building Bridges to Quality Learning”

You are invited to submit a proposal for KDP’s Convocation 2017—themed “Building Bridges to Quality Learning”—this coming October 26–28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Convocation, or Convo, offers opportunities to present and share your expertise in a variety of interactive and engaging formats. Educators of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals. Your proposed presentation can be tailored toward graduate or undergraduate students, PreK–12 teachers, school administrators, or higher education professionals.

Proposals are due February 15. For additional information about the conference, proposal guidelines, selection criteria, and proposal submission form, please visit the KDP website.

Call for Proposals

Proposals open: January 3, 2017
Submission deadline: February 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2017
Submit a proposal


Interested in sharing your innovative techniques and content?
Learning environments should model innovation, be centered on real-world issues, and be visually or technologically stimulating, Convo presentations should be too! Quality learning experiences for attendees should be designed using approaches that engage participants in active learning and lead to maximum retention.

Presentations selected for the program will include a wide variety of topics in several specific formats. All proposals will be evaluated according to established criteria. Following a peer review only the highest quality presentations that best fit the framework of the Convocation will be added to the program. To help you get started review the educational strands and suggested topics here.

Workshops
[May be scheduled on any day of the 3-day conference; 60-minutes]
KDP is seeking workshop presenters who will engage attendees in innovative ways, create highly interactive sessions, and provide opportunities for application and use of the information. Ideally, the format should be no more than 50% delivered information, with the rest of the session including interactive or hands-on engagement. 

EdTalks
[May be scheduled on any day of the 3-day conference; 15 minutes within a 60-minute session]
Individuals will have 15 minutes to share a tightly focused presentation, followed by a 15-minute block at the end for questions and discussion. KDP will select and group three topically related presentations within each session.

Story Slams
[May be scheduled on any day of the 3-day conference; 10 minutes within a 60-minute session]
Real stories are an engaging way to convey impactful messages and lessons. In this format, selected presenters must share a personal story from their own experience in a way that includes a lesson in overcoming an obstacle in a school, team, or professional setting or a teaching strategy. KDP will assign each presenter to a group so that attendees will listen to a series of five presenters, each presenter sharing a 10-minute story.

Chapter Posters
[Saturday only, 75-minute session]
Set up like a gallery, this poster session provides an informal way for chapters to share best practices and successful strategies within the Chapter Member Engagement Model. Through a poster display, a prepared 10–15 minute presentation, and handouts, posters offer new ideas for programming, leadership, and chapter management that current and future leaders can take back to their respective chapters. Possible topics for this poster session include service projects, officer training, member retention programs, fundraising practices, collaboration with community agencies, literacy programs, and strategies for becoming an Achieving Chapter of Excellence (ACE) chapter.

Guidelines for Proposals

Selection Criteria

Proposal Form

American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Webinars

Do you have a great idea for a webinar? Share your passions with the profession! The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) welcomes submissions of various topics for our future webinars.  We are especially interested in – but not limited to – areas related to Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach.

Criteria

Successful online webinar proposals should:
  • Name all presenters with relative teaching experience
  • Provide a 250 word description
  • Be aligned with the standards and competencies for diversity.
  • Show plans for presentations allotted for either 60 or 90 minutes.
  •  Clearly outlines learning outcomes for the ODLOS target audience.
  •  Illustrate how the webinar will address a topic of interest for ODLOS.

Topics

Diversity
  • Advocacy
    • Valuing Diversity
    •  Recruitment for Diversity
  • Race
  • Micro-aggressions and Inclusion
  •  LGBT and Gender
  •  Feminism/combating sexism
  • Disability
  • Cultural Competency
    • Intercultural communications
  •  Class
    • Social- economic justice
    • Equity
Literacy
  • Family Literacy
    •  Literacy Across A Lifespan
  •  Adult Education
    •  Employment Recruitment
    •  Employment Services
  •  English Language Learning
    •  Citizenship and Immigration
Outreach
  • Community Organizing and Peace Building
  • Organizational and Institutional Change
  •  Recruitment and Retention
  • Serving Traditionally Underserved Populations

Submission Form

To submit a proposal, complete the online submissions form.

Contact

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256
Email: diversity@ala.org

ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Have you begun piloting or experimenting with applications of ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education? Do you have an assignment or activity to share on a threshold concept? Do you have a fruitful collaboration with faculty in implementing the Framework at your institution? If so, the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s (ALAO) Instruction Interest group invites you to share your activities and experiences at our Spring Workshop on Thursday, April 20th at the State Library of Ohio.

ALAO’s Instruction Interest Group (IIG) is looking for presenters who have designed and taught library assignments or activities that teach any of the six threshold concepts. Do you have fresh ideas you’d like to present? Now’s your chance!

We are interested in breakout sessions that offer insights in any of the following topics:

 Adapting or creating new assignments or activities

  • One-shot instruction and the new Framework
  • Practical applications of the Framework
  • Setting learning outcomes
  • Best practices and discoveries
  • Finding common ground between the old Standards and new Framework
  • Collaboration with Faculty
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Online learning modules/tutorials

The deadline for proposals for is Feb. 15, 2017. To submit your idea, please click on the following link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/5nylQF3nUW6hYU1d2. Session proposals will be reviewed by the IIG planning committee.

Please e-mail any questions to IIG Co-Chairs Dana Knott (dknott@cscc.edu) and Mark Eddy (mxe37@case.edu).