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ALA/ACRL/EBSS Research Forum- Due April 9, 2018

EBSS RESEARCH FORUM – Call for Proposals

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee announces the 12th Annual Research Forum during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  The Research Forum and reception follows the announcement of the winners of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23, 2018.

The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway in a 10-minute lightning talk format. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive, blind review process.

Proposals are due April 9, 2018. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance no later than April 20.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences.

2. Represent innovative, original research.

3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis.

4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2018 will not be considered.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Proposals should be 250-350 words.

To facilitate blind peer review, the first page should include:

  • Presenter name and institution

  • Phone number

  • E-mail address

  • Proposal title

Subsequent page(s) should include:

  • Proposal title

  • Statement of the research question(s)

  • Research goals and objectives

  • Design/methodology

  • Potential findings

  • Practical implications/value

Email submissions to Callie Wiygul Branstiter at callie.branstiter@ku.edu by Monday, April 9, 2018.

ACRL Science and Technology Section Annual Research Forum and Poster sessions

The Research Committee of the ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting
its Annual Research Forum (Sunday, June 24, 2018) and Poster Session (Sunday,
June 24, 2018) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in
New Orleans.

The Research Forum and Poster Session provide an excellent opportunity to
share a wide range of research projects relevant to science and technology
librarianship.

Submissions for the paper and poster presentations are selected based on the
quality of the abstract and the demonstration of significant progress toward
completing the research project by June 2018.  Your submission should include:
-brief background information about your project,
-the research question or problem that drove your project,
-the methods used,
-your findings and a brief discussion that includes the impact of your
project.

Your proposal should total no more than 250 words. Because this is a blind
review process, be sure to include your name, institution, phone, and email
addresses of all participants (not part of word count) separate from your
abstract (the form has separate fields for these items).

Please submit your proposal via this form: goo.gl/LqfEbV

Submission Categories:
Research Forum Featured Paper Presentation.  The Featured Paper Presentation
is 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a thoughtful 10-minute
critique from a guest commentator, who will offer suggestions on how to
prepare the paper for publication.  Proposals should reflect research that has
been completed or initiatives that have already been implemented. At a
minimum, significant progress should have been made toward completion or
implementation.
Research Forum Short Paper Presentations.  Short Papers are 10 minutes in
length and will be followed by a thoughtful 5-minute critique from a guest
commentator, who will offer suggestions on how to prepare the paper for
publication or generate additional ideas that will move the paper forward.
Proposals should reflect research or initiatives that have been completed or
are currently in progress.
Poster Presentations.  Posters should cover research endeavors or practitioner
projects that enhance science and technology librarianship.  Proposals should
provide useful and practical findings, and describe opportunities for
discussion with participants.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Friday, February 23, 2018.  Submissions
are selected by the STS Research Committee. The Committee adheres to mentoring
principles and a “blind” review process to select proposals. We strongly
encourage you to remove any identifying information in your proposal prior to
submission; otherwise, the STS Research Committee co-chairs will take
responsibility for removing identifying information, which may unintentionally
alter the text of your submission.

Acceptance of proposals reflects a commitment by the author(s) to present at
the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Travel support from STS is not
available. Specific logistical details will follow upon acceptance.  Please
submit your proposal via this form: goo.gl/LqfEbV

If you have any questions, please ask the STS Research Committee co-chairs:
Amy Van Epps, amy_vanepps@harvard.edu
Hannah Gascho Rempel, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

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

ALA Annual panelists: Community college librarians with Framework-based instruction strategies to share

Community college librarians:

Are you effectively engaging students with library instruction based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in your community or junior college library? Have you incorporated the Framework into your library’s instruction program or specific lesson plans? Please consider presenting your Framework-infused instruction strategies at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans as part of a panel sponsored by the Community and Junior College Libraries Section of ACRL. We are seeking community college librarians who are excited to share their innovative and practical approaches with the rest of us. This call for proposals is open to any community or junior college librarian with instruction experience.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the CJCLS ALA 2018 Program Planning Committee Chair, Andrea Kingston (akingston4@monroecc.edu; 585-292-2313), by December 15.

ACRL 2019

April 10-13, 2019

Cleveland, OH

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019.

For more information go to https://conference.acrl.org/conference-content/

Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Just as our host city of Cleveland has undergone a revitalization in recent years, librarians must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge.

Join your colleagues in Recasting the Narrative of what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles.

Proposal Deadlines

May 4, 2018
Contributed Paper, Panel, Preconference, Workshop

October 12, 2018
Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast

SUBMIT NOW!

Notifications

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal notifications – issued early August 2018.

Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast notifications – issued early January 2019.

 

 

Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL

It’s that time again, folks! Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL needs *YOUR* content! We’re looking for articles, annotated bibliographies, and materials reviews! You can submit one of two ways:
1. Through the Codex website at http://codex.acrlla.org
2. Or directly to this email (lowe@ulm.edu)
Regardless of which way you choose to submit, please make sure to read the Author’s Guidelines page(http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Deadline for submissions will be Friday, October 27, 2017, by 4:30pmRemember: you don’t have to be a librarian, work in Louisiana, or even be a member of ACRL or ACRL-LA to submit – we welcome submissions from staff and LIS students as well! We’re all in this together! Please feel free to share this with your colleagues!
If you have questions regarding submissions to the journal, or would like to talk to me about an idea for an article, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Megan Lowe, Editor

Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2017*** Nominations: April 25, 2017 Submissions: May 9, 2017

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Bill Marino at wmarino1@emich.edu and Megan Hodge at mlhodge@gmail.com.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

Bill Marino and Megan Hodge Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee

Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment

Call for Book Chapter Proposals in Library Assessment  

(For a PDF version of this announcement, please click here).

We are seeking chapter proposals for a book on library assessment. Please consider sharing your work in this area to this effort.

Working Title – Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment

Publisher

This book will be published under the auspices of ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries). The anticipated publication date is early 2018.

Introduction

Assessment in academic libraries will play an increasingly crucial role in higher education. With the demand for greater transparency and accountability in funding for institutions, diminished budgets, and a shift to performance-based funding, academic libraries are examining and implementing new and creative approaches to demonstrate their inherent, immediate and long term value and impact to their institutions and stakeholders. Academic libraries of all shapes and sizes are understanding the need to establish their place and role in supporting institutional goals and objectives particularly related to student learning outcomes, academic student success measures, and faculty teaching and research productivity. To this end, many academic libraries are investing in efforts focused on implementing assessment initiatives that demonstrate their value and impact to their institutional stakeholders and community.

Objective

This book will present cases of how academic libraries are successfully implementing initiatives to demonstrate their worth and value to their institutional and community stakeholders. The cases will include proven strategies, lessons learned, effective approaches and practical applications successfully employed by academic staff and support professionals. The publication is intended to inform those at all levels of experience and stages of implementation— that is, those who are considering or just beginning to embark on this path, as well as others who have already taken the plunge and are looking to leverage or triangulate other strategies.

Target Audience

This publication will primarily target librarians, professional staff and administrators at all types of academic libraries, and we anticipate it will also be of interest to others across disciplines and industries who are engaged in similar assessment initiatives. It will present practical, easy-to-adopt strategies and approaches based on case studies, and will offer a breadth and depth of options to appeal to a wide range of readers at various stages of experience with demonstrating library value — from beginners to experts.

Proposed Book Sections

This book will be structured in four sections of case studies as described below:

Section 1: Seeding the Initiative. Explores the planning stages or “works-in-progress” in assessment that relate to the library’s impact and value. The results of these efforts may not be imminent. Nevertheless, these case studies demonstrate the potential value and the importance of the initial design and planning stage.   

Section 2: Low-Hanging Fruit.  Provides stories of assessments that are easy to measure, short-term (less than one year), low cost, require few resources (staff or tools), and are easily replicable at similar academic libraries.

Example: ROI spreadsheets at the University of West Florida

Section 3: Reachable Fruit (with some effort).  Provides stories of assessments that may require more external and internal resources to measure, may take more than six months to one year to collect and analyze, feature medium costs and resources (i.e., incentives, equipment, tools), and may be replicable at other academic libraries that are similar in size or scope.

Example: Contingent valuation measures

Section 4: Hard-to-Reach Fruit. A range of assessment activities more difficult to measure and time and resource intensive, may require long-term data collection (e.g. longitudinal studies that require more than a year to collect a dataset or have measures that require more time, such as measuring a cohort’s graduation rates), and feature greater external partnerships, internal infrastructure, and/or additional resources to measure and analyze.

ExamplesThe Library Cube (which required the creation of a relational database), and Mixed-method Ethnographies, such as the ERIAL Project. (Ethnographic qualitative studies require more time to transcribe and analyze.)

Chapter proposals should focus on a topic that is related to one of the four sections listed above. Authors are also welcome to propose additional topics or sections that may be relevant to this publication.

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal as an email attachment in Word or PDF to academiclibrariesandtheacademy@gmail.com on or before Monday, January 09, 2017. The chapter proposal should be 300-500 words clearly explaining the intent and details of the proposed chapter as it relates to one of the four sections of the book described above. Authors will be notified by Monday, February 27, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Completed chapters are expected to be between 3,000-5,000 words, although shorter or longer chapters are negotiable. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Tuesday, May 29, 2017.

Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), institutional or organizational affiliation, job title/role
  • Brief author(s) bio
  • Proposed chapter title
  • A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500 words)

 

Proposed chapters should be based on unpublished work, unique to this publication and not submitted or intended to be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.   

Important Dates

Book Chapter Proposals Submission Due: Monday, January 09, 2017 Authors notified: Monday, February 27, 2017  Abstracts/Full Chapters Due: Tuesday, May 29, 2017  Feedback and revisions to Authors: Summer, 2017

Final Revised Chapter Due: September, 2017  Copy-editing, production: Fall, 2017

Publication Date: Early 2018

Inquiries to: academiclibrariesandtheacademy@gmail.com

Editors

Marwin Britto, Ph.D., MLIS

University of Saskatchewan

Canada

 

Kirsten Kinsley, Ed.S., MLIS

Florida State University

USA

Effective Library Instruction: Inspiring Student Motivation

For publication with ACRL Press

Proposal submission deadline: October 1, 2016

Editors Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on library instruction. The book’s primary focus is student motivation, with an emphasis on motivational techniques that can be incorporated into instruction settings where time is of the essence: one-shots, quick introductions, video tutorials, etc. We are open to studies that branch away from higher education as long as they focus on adult learners.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters:

1.Research/case studies/explorations of the following motivation-related topics (multiple studies desired for each):

Establishing a connection between student needs and interests and the value of information literacy topics/frames

Building intrinsic motivation via positive outcome expectancies or efficacy expectancies

Inspiring students to learn by employing learning goals rather than performance goals

Allowing students to set their own learning goals

Encouraging play and discovery, social connection, and supportive learning environments

Creating appropriate levels of challenge through communication of expectations, class activities, active learning activities, or assessments

2.  Instruction exercises that use/encourage the above.

Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, to infolitmotivation@gmail.com by October 1, 2016. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for submitting your research plan to your Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant.  Authors will be notified of acceptance before December 1, 2016.

If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample – it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit more than one, please do.)

Note: This initial stage requires a 500 word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due July 2017, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.

For additional information, contact the editors:

Sarah Steiner, Head of Research & Instruction Services, Western Carolina University, sksteiner@wcu.edu

Miriam Rigby, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Oregon, rigby@uoregon.edu

 

 

Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance

Do you encourage active learning in your online instruction? Do you have strategies for promoting online student engagement? Would you like to share what you’ve learned with your colleagues?

The ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our Spring Online Panel Discussion where participants will share strategies and practical tips for engaging students and promoting active learning in online environments. The proposal from can be found here:

http://goo.gl/forms/qa5DnPP2aI

Proposals should not be more than 300 words in length and should include a very brief biographical sketch (additional 150 words or less) of the presenter(s), as well as links to any online materials that will be discussed in the presentation, if available. The Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee will review and select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 9th, 2016.

Submit your proposal now!