Category Archives: Access Services

Censorship Stories from the Frontline.

You are invited to participate in a new book that will be published by the American Library Association.  The book is a collection of stories from and about librarians who have experienced challenges to library material and/or challenges to intellectual freedom.  The book has the current working title:  Censorship Stories from the Frontline.

The book is an anthology of stories from all library types.  Stories will address examples of censorship challenges related to (but not limited to): religious intolerance, prisoner rights,  Black Lives Matter, anti-immigrant sentiment, international challenges, politics, working with culturally sensitive material, weeding as a form of censorship, self-censorship, displays, intellectual freedom, disinvited speakers, trigger warnings, Me Too, meeting room uses, or any other censorship topic you have experienced in a library or related to library material and/or programming.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018

For more information about this project, to join the mailing list, and to follow the book’s progress visit: www.intellectualfreedombook.com

Essay Guidelines

Essays should be no more than 2500 words in length, and should provide details of a full experience, from initial contact through ultimate resolution. Essays can be a first person narrative or a case study description. I am also seeking descriptions of interactions that may not have ended in a formal challenge or request for reconsideration. These anecdotes should reflect the concerns of either the patron or the librarian or both.

Tips on writing: Explain the situation and how you were involved.  What were some of the most interesting and/or difficult parts of the situation?  How was the issue resolved?   What resources did you draw upon (don’t list resources; tell us about the resources and why they were helpful)? Had you received any training on handling challenges prior to the situation you describe? Have you received any since? Did your library have a procedure in place? If not, does it have one now? What did you learn from the experience?  What advice would you give to someone in a similar situation?

Writers should include the facts of the challenge.  If this is information is based on a personal experience, please share your thoughts and feelings about the confrontation, dealing with administrators, and dealing with the public.

Email submissions to:  intellectualfreedombook@gmail.com

Your submissions should be submitted with the following information:

  1. Title your essay.
  2. Include a 100 word biographical statement.

Your submissions should follow these formatting rules:

  1. Text should be attached as a .doc
  2. Your Name should be the document label (example JaneSmith.doc)
  3. If you have questions about style, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, as your general guide to punctuation, capitalization, quotation, abbreviation, source citation, use of italic, etc.

Submitting an essay does not guarantee publication.  If you have questions about your essay and/or topic, please contact me at:  intellectualfreedombook@gmail.com

Contributors will be asked to sign a writer agreement before publication.

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018

Interviews

If you would prefer to be interviewed about your experience, send me an email with a description of the experience.  Please provide links and/or attachments to any material that will provide additional background on the situation.

Please distribute this announcement widely and forward it to librarians you believe might have a story to tell.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Val Nye

intellectualfreedombook@gmail.com

 

 

ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice)

The ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice) Committee invites you to submit a preliminary proposal for its CLIPP publication series. We welcome proposals on any topic that is relevant for small and mid-sized academic libraries. The CLIPP series allows library staff to share information on practices and procedures they have implemented to address common issues or concerns. Each CLIPP follows a set structure of three parts (literature review, survey results, and sample documents), and should both describe library best practices and provide useful, specific examples that libraries can refer to when developing similar policies and procedures of their own.

Authors of a CLIPP publication are aided throughout by the CLIPP Committee and an assigned editor. CLIPP authors receive 10% of the royalties on the net revenues from their publication. For your reference, please find author instructions and more information about the CLIPP program at http://bit.ly/2bjTTDP.

CLIPP proposals are accepted throughout the year. The next Preliminary Proposal Deadline is December 15, 2017. The CLIPP Committee will send out notifications regarding this round of submissions by January 17, 2018.

For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact:

Mary Francis

CLIPP Committee Chair

Email: mary.francis@dsu.edu

Scholarship Awards up to $1,000 for Expenses to Attend the 2017 Charleston Conference

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and currently be employed as a librarian or para-professional. The application consists of providing one professional recommendation, a curriculum vitae and a short essay that describes the top three challenges that librarians need to address to position libraries to succeed and to expand their position within their institutions. Applications must be submitted electronically by September 15, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/scholarships/ebsco/

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, South Carolina, from November 6-10. Since it began in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to almost 2,000 in 2016.

Journal of Access Services special issue on textbooks in libraries

What is the role of textbooks in today‘s libraries?

Like the cost of journal subscriptions, the price for textbooks have been increasing.  Unlike journals, students feel an immediate financial burden when the time comes to purchase their course textbooks.  Universities and libraries have recognized this and many are doing interesting things to address this issue.  The increased popularity of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other similar endeavors provides us with an opportunity to share those stories.  But I know there are other stories out there to share.  The Journal of Access Services<http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjas20/current> is seeking manuscripts for an upcoming special issue that will address the role and impact of textbooks within libraries.  This special issue will be comprised of case studies from a variety of types of libraries and hopefully a guest editorial.
Submissions may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

*         Impact of textbooks on course reserves

*         Designing unique textbook programs within a library

*         Interlibrary loan and textbooks – how do libraries handle this?

*         Assessment studies on textbook use within a library

*         Collaborations/partnerships with faculty/bookstore/student services regarding textbook access

*         OER or similar programs – how were they developed and what was the impact on library users/staff?

*         What is the future of the textbook in libraries?
I’m very excited to see what is happening in this area and look forward to sharing a great topical issue with all of you!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me about this particular topic or any other possible submissions.
FYI – while this will be an upcoming special topic issue, we are always reviewing submissions for other related topics for other upcoming issues.

Innovating with Metadata: An Amigos Online Conference

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00am- 4:00pm Central Time

Where: Amigos Online Classroom

Website: https://www.amigos.org/node/4657

Today’s metadata is not yesterday’s cataloging.  Libraries are doing amazing things with all kinds of metadata from many sources.  How is your library innovating with metadata? We would like to hear from you!  Possible topics include:

  • New metadata standards and application profiles
  • Transforming and exchanging metadata within and between organizations
  • Automated ways of generating discovery, preservation and technical metadata
  • New systems; innovative uses of institutional repositories, image management systems, discovery layers
  • Creative uses of linked data and RDF
  • Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME
  • Innovating with metadata on a shoe-string budget

Each session will be 45 minutes in length.  If you’re interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don’t worry — we will teach you what you need to know!  We welcome submissions from staff in academic, public and special libraries who work with metadata.

To submit your presentation idea(s), send us your proposal to https://www.amigos.org/node/4657 by August 31st. If you are interested in attending, save the date!  We will be posting registration information in Early October.

 

International Journal of Library and Information Services

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

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

 

 http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Invitation

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) is to disseminate emerging research in library service innovation, and provide a venue for librarians, researchers, professionals, vendors, and academics to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, scholarly perspectives, and applications in the field.

 

Coverage

  • Administration and management
  • Building design
  • Conceptual models
  • Creative programming
  • Customer involvement
  • Digital Tools
  • Disruptive innovation
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning space toolkits
  • Literacy programs
  • Metadata creation and management
  • Money-saving initiatives
  • New product development
  • Organizational structures
  • Service development
  • Service-dominant logic
  • Technology adoption

 

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 IJLIS@igi-global.com.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

 

 

 

18th Distance Library Services Conference

The deadline for submitting Paper Presentation proposals for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference is this Sunday, April 23!

The conference will be held April 11-13, 2018, in downtown San Antonio, TX, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, right off of the famed Riverwalk.

What is a Paper Presentation? The Paper Presentation format requires that you write a paper and then present at the conference. Your paper will be published in both the conference proceedings and later in special issues of the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. Your presentation is an opportunity to share issues, findings or conclusions related to your paper.

The average attendance for the past three conferences was 273, so in addition to your paper being published in the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, you will benefit by presenting at a smaller, focused conference with ample networking opportunities.

Proposals should fall into one of three general tracks:

Teaching & Learning (e.g. technologies, strategies, instructional design, assessment, best practices, successes/failures)

Marketing & Outreach (e.g. advocacy, assessment, collaboration, strategies)

User Experience (e.g. assessment, best practices, initiatives, student success)

If you want to share your research, projects, or ideas with others providing library services online or at a distance, you won’t find a better place to do it! Submit your Paper Presentation proposal soon!

To submit a proposal, please visit http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2018/call_for_proposals

 

Public Services Quarterly Book Reviews

Public Services Quarterly (PSQ), published by Taylor & Francis, covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons.
Book reviewers are sought to contribute to this quarterly journal. Titles are available for review with upcoming deadlines of May 15, 2017, August 15, 2017, and beyond. Reviews are approximately 500 words in length.

Reviewers should possess strong writing skills and an ability to keep to deadlines. Please provide your name, title, affiliation, a brief statement of your review interests for PSQ, and details on previous writing/reviewing experience, if any (no CVs or resumes needed). 

Reply to Kirstin Duffin, incoming Professional Reading Column Editor, kduffin@eiu.edu. Questions are welcomed.

Current titles available for review include:

Conte, Marisa L. (Ed.). (2016). Translating expertise: The librarian’s role in translational research. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

McClure, R., & Purdy, J. P. (2016). The future scholar: Researching and teaching the frameworks for writing and information literacy. Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Strittmatter, C., & Bratton V. K. (2016). Teaching plagiarism prevention to college students: An ethics-based approach. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Tattersall, A. (Ed.). (2016). Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics. London, UK: Facet Publishing.

Kirstin Duffin
Reference Librarian
Booth Library / Eastern Illinois University
kduffin@eiu.edu
217.581.7550 

Public Services Quarterly Technology Column

​​​​​Are you looking for a publishing opportunity? Co-editors of the Technology
column in Public Services Quarterly are seeking a guest column author for
January-March, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 1. The article submission deadline is
November 16, 2016.

The purpose of the Technology column is to examine current and developing
technology topics in academic libraries. The column’s focus is creative uses
of technology, introductions to new technologies, and critiques of current
technologies, their uses, or their future. All topics should be related to
Public Services.

For this issue, column editors are particularly interested in a critical
analysis of a current technology. Is there a better way Public Services
librarians could be utilizing a technology? Is there a technology we could do
without? Article proposals that are not on this topic are also welcome.

If you are interested in being a guest column author, please send your
questions or article proposal to column co-editors, Suzanne Townsdin
(stownsdin@twu.edu) and Susan Whitmer (swhitmer@twu.edu).

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) online courses

For more information go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASCLACourse2017

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) welcomes proposals for professional development courses. The ASCLA Online Learning Committee reviews and approves the proposals. The courses are taught using the Moodle course management software over the course of four to six weeks. Moodle features a chat function to allow for live course sessions in addition to asynchronous coursework. Adobe Connect is also available for live presentation sessions. Instructors for accepted proposals will receive support and training for these technology tools. Attendees are charged a fee to participate in the course and receive a certificate upon completion. The fee includes ongoing access to an archived version of the course. Instructors will be paid a one-time course/curriculum development fee of $1,000 to set up the course initially, and $40 per participant thereafter. The Committee does attempt to consider expected levels of interest when approving online course proposals. Proposals will be accepted through September 23, 2016. Instructors whose proposals are approved will be contacted to offer the course between October 15, 2016 and August 31, 2017.