Category Archives: Access Services

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.

Journal of Leadership and Management Section, JLAMS: Theme — Libraries using social media: communicating with your communities

Have you conducted research on social media endeavors that you would like to share? Do you have a great social media project that you would like more professionals to know about?

 

If so, please consider writing an article for NYLA’s Journal of Leadership and Management SectionJLAMS? Or suggest to one of your colleagues or students that he or she could submit a project for a Feature Article or a Peer Reviewed article?

 

Fall 2016 Theme — Libraries using social media: communicating with your communities

 

The focus of this issue of JLAMS is the use of social media in libraries. The editors seek research studies and case studies addressing the evolution of social media used to communicate with library users, other libraries, library service providers and vendors, and serving a community. Case studies illustrating service delivery through social media outlets are also welcome. Studies including or addressing social media metrics are welcome. Topics may include use of social media through marketing, information literacy, reference, collection development as well as organizational policies regarding social media, and social media efforts are delegated and managed.

 

Proposals due no later than September 2, 2016 [4 sentences or longer describing the topic of your article].

Refereed article submission:  October 12, 2016.

Non-refereed article submission: October 31, 2016.

Issue publication goal:  November 15, 2016.

 

We solicit articles which may be peer reviewed or reviewed by our editors, your choice. We would be happy to receive a spin off article from some of your other work. Our editorial policy, previous issues, and proposal sheet are available at the NYLA web site http://www.nyla.org/lams JLAMS is in its eleventh year of publication.

LAMS Leadership and Management Section

www.nyla.org

There are 7 sections of NYLA representing a wide range of librarianship; each section provides an invaluable service for it’s members. The Leadership & Management …

 

For further information or to send a proposal, contact the co-editors of JLAMS, Carol L. Anderson canderson@albany.edu or Carol Anne Germain cgermain@albany.edu

 

Carol L. Anderson and Dr. Carol Anne Germain

University Library

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

 

 

Imagine the Next! The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

October 17, 2016

Call for Proposals

The fifth  Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (entrelib.org) will explore how librarians exhibit entrepreneurship by re-imagining libraries of the future now. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do.

The conference will be held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on October 17, 2016.   It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

We seek librarians and information professionals to present about projects related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Creative ways librarians and libraries are re-imagining their roles
  • New programs or solutions that made a difference in your library or community
  • Initiatives that exhibited a culture of change and risk taking
  • Responses to external forces that inspired change
  • Beneficial change demonstrated through measurable outcomes

 

Presentation Formats:

Forty-five minute break-out sessions including Q&A which may be panels or single presenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

 

Submit your proposal here. (http://bit.ly/1p8GS3Q)

 

Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings.

 

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

 

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2016.  

Notification of decisions will be by May 2, 2016.

 

For more information about keynote speakers and scheduling see the conference website (entrelib.org) or contact:

Mary Scanlon scanlomg@wfu.edu

Kathy Crowe kmcrowe@uncg.edu