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CAPAL19: The Politics of Conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – June 2 -4, 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 at the University of British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) people. This conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

Theme

In keeping with the Congress 2019 theme, Circles of Conversation, the theme of CAPAL19 is Politics of Conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication.

 This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss the ways in which our profession is influenced by its social, political, and economic environments. By considering academic librarianship within its historical contexts, its presents, and its possible futures, and by situating it within evolving cultural frameworks and structures of power, we can better understand the ways in which academic librarianship may reflect, reinforce, or challenge these contexts both positively and negatively.

In what kinds of conversation are we or are we not engaging within the profession, academia, and civil society? How are the various identities that constitute our communities reflected (or not) within academic librarianship, and how do we engage in conversations within our own communities and with communities that we may see as external.

Potential Topics:

Papers presented might relate to aspects of the following themes (though they need not be limited to them):

·       Diversity: how do we ensure our circles (communities, spaces) are diverse? What are the circles available to librarians, and how do we ensure that librarians are not circumscribed by their identities within these circles? This could apply both to academic vs. public librarianship, or academic librarian vs. the broader academic community, but perhaps more importantly, it could ask these questions with respect to women, people of colour, and Indigenous librarians.

·       Intellectual and academic freedom: How do we define our responsibilities and our liberties in these areas? Are these positive or negative freedoms, especially with respect to broader communities?

·         “Imagined Communities”: It is the 35th anniversary of Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities. How do librarians see themselves in various “imagined communities” (nationality, community of practice, inter- and cross-disciplinary), and what are the politics of our participation?

·       Conversations outside the circles: how do we make our research relevant outside LIS? Is this different for different kinds of research? How do we bring public values and ideas into our work and research?

·       Labour and solidarity: how to we organize ourselves within academic librarianship; how do we connect our conversations with other library workers, other academic workers, other workers as a whole.

·       Conversations within practice/praxis: how are communications and connections established and maintained with the profession and between academic librarians and administrators, faculty, students, and other researchers.

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

·       Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a presentation title, with a brief biographical statement and your contact information.

·         For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of no more than 400 words as well as a list of all participants and brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of no more than 400 words for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer.

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment in your preferred format (open formats welcome!), using the following filename convention:

 Lastname_Title.<extension>

Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Chair, Sam Popowich at

Sam.Popowich [at] ualberta.ca

Deadline for Proposals is: 21/12/2018

Further information about the conference, as well as Congress 2019 more broadly, will be available soon.

L&M (LLAMA journal)

L&M focuses on assisting library administrators and managers at all levels as they deal with day-to-day challenges. In-depth articles address a wide variety of management issues and highlight examples of successful management methods used in libraries. Features include interviews with prominent practitioners in libraries and related fields, and columns with practical advice on managing libraries.
Authors are invited to submit original articles on topics that would be of interest to library leaders in all types of libraries. Topics of special interest would be those that address one or more of the 14 Foundational Competencies for Library Leaders and Managers that were identified by the LLAMA Competencies Committee. Each competency has been defined and includes citations to additional information as well as an example case study to demonstrate real world application.
 Please see the information for authors page for more details regarding format and submission of articles.

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

OK-ACRL

OK-ACRL is now accepting proposals for posters and presentations for this year’s conference.

We have two great keynote speakers:

·       Dr. Stephanie Mikitish (Rutgers University) will discuss the use of the literature analysis dashboard and essential areas to research.

·       Dr. Lili Luo (San Jose State University) will focus on evidence-based library and information practice.

Presentations:

As our speakers set the scene, we ask you, our fellow librarians, to share your ideas on evidence-based library practice, as well as current research in which your library or librarians are involved.  Presentations should be 45 minutes in length. 15 additional minutes will be allotted for questions after the presentation.  Presenters receive free registration.

Posters (New as well as Recycled):

All new poster ideas are, of course, welcome, but we are also accepting posters that you may have already presented at regional or national conferences in the past year.  We know you put a lot of hard work into your posters, so please share them with the rest of OK-ACRL.  Poster presenters receive a $15 discount on registration.

Posters will be displayed in a come-and-go area for the duration of the conference. Easels for posters will be provided by OK-ACRL.

Please submit your proposals by September 14th, 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/qRycxPWLsAzOCp7P2

Students hired to work in library-involved partnerships

Does your institution have students hired to work in collaborative partnerships, like in a learning commons or at a shared service point with non-library partners? Are they cross-trained? Do you split the cost of their salary between the partners? Do you hold interviews for these openings utilizing representatives from all partners? Are you creating annual goals for these collaborations and assessing them? If your library is doing one or more of these points, then I’d love to hear from you.
 
I am seeking case studies of libraries that employee students in their partnerships to be included in the upcoming book, Sharing Spaces and Students: Employing Students in Collaborative Partnerships, recently accepted by ACRL for publication.
               
Overview of the book:
As learning commons and campus partnerships continue to grow and become more widespread across college and university campuses, it is important to look at how libraries hire and train students to work in these collaborative areas. Will each group hire and train their own sets of students for their respective areas? Or is it feasible to work together to hire and train students who work solely in these partnerships?
This book focuses on the process of hiring and training students in collaborative partnerships, as well as the impact of the history of library partnerships and importance of developing annual goals and assessments. Using real world examples, this book will help you prepare to hire and train your own students, from creating contracts to developing interview questions to coming up with the training topics that can best help students succeed in this position and in their future careers.
 
In particular, I am looking for case studies and/or examples to include in the following chapters:
 
  • Hiring Students
    (Description: This chapter focuses on the various parts required to hire students for a collaborative partnership – how to create a job description, how to decide who pays the student employee’s salary, how to draft a student employee contract, and how to craft the interview process, including set-up, questions, and evaluation. Examples will be provided and each sub-section will provide a prompt for readers to use as they develop their hiring process)
  • Annual Goals
(Description: This chapter emphasizes the importance of goal setting in a partnership, as well as important topics to reflect on while goal setting. Examples will be provided, as well as prompts for readers to use in their own goal setting process)
  • Developing Training
(Description: This chapter delves into how to develop a training program and incudes advice and recommendations for utilizing existing training and materials, as well as how to align training with your goals and practice a more hands-on, engaged approach rather than a lecture. Along with sample program ideas, prompts will be provided for readers to reflect on their own needs)
  • Assessing Success
(Description: This chapter will focus on different ways to evaluate the success of both the partnership and student employees’ performance. Sample practices, evaluations, and surveys will be provided, as well as prompts for readers to reflect on in order to craft their own assessment tools)
Please complete the following form to submit your proposal by Friday, July 20, 2018.Notifications will be sent by Monday, July 30, 2018 for acceptance. Case studies and examples will be due by Monday September 17, 2018. (Note: you will not have to write an entire chapter – just your case study or a copy of your examples.)
 
 
If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to me at hjackson1@tulane.edu.
 
All the best,
Holly Jackson

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM)

Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in information environments.

The journal is concerned with planning and development in libraries and the organizations of which they are part.  We invite authors to submit their original research papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Measurement, assessment and evaluation in libraries and other information environments
  • Uses of StatsQual, IT metrics, and informetrics to measure and then inform the management of libraries
  • Library and Information service value
  • The library’s role in the measurement of learning and in organisational accreditation
  • The impact and value of using social media in information services.
  • Infonomics
  • The value and impact of information/content/learning objects in education
  • The measurement and assessment of learning
  • Performance measurement and management in higher education, museums and archives
  • The use of ‘business’ and web analytics

Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer-review system.  Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pmm.

Submissions are accepted anytime.

Editor-in-Chief

Alice L. Daugherty

The University of Alabama

padaugherty@ua.edu

 

This journal is abstracted and indexed by:

  • BFI (Denmark)
  • Current Abstracts;
  • Education Full Text;
  • INSPEC;
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts;
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full Text;
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega;
  • OmniFile Full Text Select;
  • Scopus;
  • zetoc

International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)

Call for Papers

Editor-in-Chief: Jason Jackson (Jackson Research Institute, USA)

The International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM)focuses on the role of science to help improve leadership within business, to include traditional and emerging future leadership roles, responsibilities, cognition, leadership decision-making, ethics, and research methods supporting qualitative and quantitative study of these areas of life, business, and academics.

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM) invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in this double-blind peer reviewed scholarly journal. The following information describes the journal mission, coverage, and submission guidelines to IJRLEDM.

 

Mission

The International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM) is focused on scientists, researchers, scholars, practitioners, business consultants, business leaders, and other professionals to provide timely and useful studies supportive of leadership, ethics, decision-making, cognition, and neuroscience within diverse environments. Our mission is moving leadership forward with scientific research, preparing leaders for the challenges of the future with rigorous thought.

 

Coverage

The International Journal of Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (IJRLEDM) is interested in research within domains spanning social science and business. Topics covered within the journal include (however, not limited to) the following domains:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Best Practices
  • Business Research and Practices
  • Cognition
  • Decision-Making
  • Ethics
  • Information Overload
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Military Veterans
  • Neuroscience
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Leadership (C-Level, Executive)

 

Manuscripts will be considered within cultural alignment of the journal, quality of research conducted, research methodology, timeliness of topic, and the utility of the research findings. Researchers of both qualitative and quantitative studies are encouraged to submit their manuscripts for consideration. Practitioners are encouraged to submit manuscripts of pragmatic utility, or current best practices, within their industry.

 

Submission  

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://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

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=190797

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Critical Librarianship and Library Management

Call for proposals

Publication due 2020

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College

Volume Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon

 

The critical librarianship movement has shone light on many aspects of our profession and encouraged us to question why we do things the way we do them. One area underexplored in this moment, however, is library management: Are there management practices that need to be questioned or interrogated? Are there progressive practices that have not received the recognition they deserve?

 

ALAO seeks submissions for the “Critical Librarianship and Library Management” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to critically examine library management.

 

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • Implicit bias and library management/operations
  • Retention and hiring for diversity and inclusion
  • Social justice in library leadership and management

 

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2020.

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series:

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.

How to submit:

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2019 volume on Critical Librarianship and Library Management. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including a draft abstract of 500 words or less, author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by August 31, 2018.

Submission deadlines:

 

Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance sent by: October 31, 2018

Submission deadline for full chapters: February 28, 2019

Comments returned to authors: April 30, 2019

Submission deadline for chapter revisions: June 15, 2019