Category Archives: Collection Development

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

 

 

New Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Instruction, Collections, Reference, and Outreach

Call for Chapters: New Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Instruction, Collections, Reference, and Outreach

Proposals are sought for an upcoming ACRL publication on new approaches to liaison librarianship in academic libraries.

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 14, 2018 Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

Editors: Robin Canuel (McGill University – robin.canuel@mcgill.ca), Chad Crichton (University of Toronto Scarborough – ccrichton@utsc.utoronto.ca)

The editors aim to bring together a wide variety of perspectives from liaison librarians and liaison program leaders detailing the unique structures, practices, and solutions developed at their institutions. We feel that the time is ripe for a new in-depth treatment of liaison librarianship that details the responses of libraries to the latest trends in liaison librarianship and the recent literature discussing the liaison model in academic librarianship. We also hope to include a broad variety of perspectives, including those that may use different nomenclature (“subject librarians,” “departmental librarians,” and “embedded librarianship” are all relevant framings of practices and programs that we are interested in exploring).
As liaison librarianship typically involves individual librarians taking on responsibility for supporting the groups with whom they liaise in all of the major areas of librarianship (instruction, collections, and reference) and also often involves a heavy “outreach” component, we intend the book to be divided into multiple sections, with several chapters focusing on each of these four pillars of liaison librarianship. We also envision a section of the book dedicated to chapters focused on collaborating with faculty on their research, and the ways in which a liaison librarianship model allows librarians to better connect with scholars, and to support and enhance their academic work. Finally, we plan to conclude with a section devoted to the management of liaison librarianship models, both in terms of managing the models programmatically, as well as how we manage and evaluate the work of individual liaison librarians.
We intend the book’s chapters to include both original research in the area of liaison librarianship in an academic library context, as well as case studies and commentaries on real-world initiatives currently in place in college and university libraries worldwide.
Suggested chapter topics include, but are not limited to, coverage of liaison work from the following perspectives, which are currently serving as draft section headings for the book:

  • Organizing Ourselves: The Wide Variety of Models and Practices of “Liaison Librarianship”
  • Instruction: The Benefits of Liaison Librarianship for Teaching and Learning
  • Outreach: Making Stronger Connections with Faculty and Students Through Liaison Work
  • Collection Development: The Advantages and Challenges of Liaison Models for Collections Work
  • Reference: Providing Reference Support at the Reference Desk and Beyond
  • Faculty Research: Partnering with Faculty to Support their Scholarly Work
  • Management: Staffing, Managing, Developing, and Evaluating Liaison Librarianship Programs

Proposals should include author name(s), institutional affiliation, proposed chapter title, a summary of the proposed chapter (300-500 words), and a current CV. Authors of selected proposals will be notified by October 1st, 2018. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 2nd, 2019. Chapters should be unique to this publication. No previously published or simultaneously submitted materials should be included. Additional information about this opportunity is available from the following website: http://bit.ly/acrlliaison.

 

Library for All: Towards a Smarter and Inclusive Society: The 9th Shanghai International Library Forum Call for Papers

The 9th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF2018) will be held on October 17-19, 2018 at the Shanghai Library. This forum is organized by the Shanghai Library (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai) and co-organized by the Shanghai Society for Library Science and the Shanghai Society for Scientific & Technical Information.

The theme of the forum is “Library for All: Towards a Smarter and Inclusive Society”. The conference will focus on hot issues and topics, the latest research achievements, innovative ideas, advanced technology and the latest developments related to the theme, and conduct in-depth and extensive academic discussions. Well-known experts and scholars will be invited to present keynote speeches and specific reports. To ensure the academic quality of this forum and attract more paper submissions, scholars of library and information science, managers of libraries and information agencies, and professionals from all fields at home and abroad are invited to submit papers and attend the conference.

  1. Topics of the Conference
  2. Smart age and smart libraries
  3. The transformation and innovation of libraries in the age of “Internet+”
  4. Library collection development and knowledge organization
  5. “Library+” and universal reading promotion
  6. Cross-border cooperation of libraries
  7. Design ideas in the library
  8. Digital humanities and library services
  9. Library science education and disciplinary construction
  10. Paper Submission Guidelines
  11. The paper to be submitted must be the original work of the author(s), closely related to the theme of the conference and are not published on any journals at home or abroad, or given as a speech at any conference. The paper does not involve any classified information, there is no plagiarism, and the author takes sole responsibilities for his or her views.
  12. The paper contains 5,000 words or less, including an abstract of 300 words or less in English or Chinese. Please indicate the topic of your paper.
  13. The paper should be arranged in the following order: title, author’s organization and name, author’s mailing address and zip code, abstract, keywords, text (sections indicated with numbers, such as1., 1.1, 1.1.1……) and references.
  14. The paper should be in Word format and submitted in electronic form to the contact e-mail of the Conference Organizing Committee.
  15. Authors agree that the SILF Organizing Committee can revise or edit their papers and publish the papers accepted on the SILF website in PDF format, unless the Organizing Committee is otherwise notified.
  16. Deadline for the submission of abstracts:February 12, 2018
  17. Deadline for the submission of full papers:March 31, 2018

All papers will be reviewed by the forum’s Academic Committee. Accepted papers will be formally published in print in the conference proceedings. Selected excellent papers will also be recommended to such Chinese core journals as the Library Journal.

III. Conference date and venue:

Date: October 17-19, 2018

October 17, 2018: Registration

October 18, 2018: Opening ceremony, keynote speeches, plenary meeting reports

October 19, 2018: Sessions and closing ceremony

Venue: Shanghai Library (1555 HuaihaiZhong Road, Shanghai, China 200031)

  1. Secretariat

Contact:

Ms. Jean Jin (Overseas), Tel: 86-21-64454500 Shanghai Library International Office

Ms. ShuRui (Domestic), Tel: 86-21-64455309 Shanghai Library Research Office

Email: silf2018@libnet.sh.cn

Fax: 86-21-64455006

Conference website: http: //www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2018

Shanghai Library (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai)

Organizing Committee of the 9th Shanghai International Library Forum

August 2017

With best regards,

Jean

International Cooperation Division

Shanghai Library

 

 

Transformative Projects in the Digital Humanities

While the debates in and around the digital humanities continue–what they are, why they are, what they contribute to humanities scholarship–those working in the field know the truly transformative work being done both nationally and internationally. This proposed collection of essays, Transformative Projects in the Digital Humanities, will build on the critical work has been done to date to showcase DH scholarship, while expanding the focus to provide a broadly international perspective. To this end, we especially encourage scholars working outside the U.S. to consider submitting a proposal. We have an expression of interest in this project from Routledge.

 

We are looking for essays that not only describe long-term projects/large-impact projects but those that also place the work within a cultural context and what is happening in terms of DH. Finally, proposed essays should be forward looking, addressing the question(s): how does this work indicate where DH is going/where it should be going/where it could be going? Essays may take the form of case studies, if appropriate. A 300-word abstract and one-page c.v. should be submitted by January 22, 2018 to Marta Deyrup <marta.deyrup@shu.edu> and Mary Balkun <mary.balkun@shu.edu>.

 

 

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018)

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018: https://2018.jcdl.org/) will be held in conjunction with UNT Open Access Symposium 2018 (https://openaccess.unt.edu/symposium/2018) on June 3 – 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network scie!
nce), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.

General Instructions on submissions of full papers, short papers, posters and demonstrations, doctoral consortium, tutorials, workshops, and panels can be found at https://2018.jcdl.org/general_instructions. Below are the submission deadlines:

• Jan. 15, 2018 – Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions
• Jan. 15, 2018 – Full paper and short paper submissions
• Jan. 29, 2018 – Panel, poster and demonstration submissions
• Feb. 1, 2018 – Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
• Mar. 8, 2018 – Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
• Mar. 25, 2018 – Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
• Apr. 5, 2018 – Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
• Apr. 15, 2018 – Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Please email jcdl2018@googlegroups.com if you have any questions.​

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

Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

Call for chapter proposals

Working Title: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

Editors: Olivia Miller & Stephanie Grimm

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017

Publisher: Library Juice Press

Book description

This book will be a collection of chapters on ways comics have been used in the practice of critical librarianship. The intended audiences for this book are librarians and library workers that currently or hope to work with comics in academic libraries, people interested in critical librarianship, and comics scholars. The purpose of this book is to add to the conversation of critical librarianship within academic libraries by highlighting the use and focus of an already radical medium (comics) by librarians and library workers who practice critical librarianship.

For the purposes of this book, we use the term “comics” to mean any work in the medium of comics/sequential art. This can mean comic book issues, graphic novels, comic strips, webcomics, minicomics, etc.

We want both critical librarianship and comics to be approachable and accessible topics to our readers. One way we aim to do this is through approachable language much in the way that Maria T. Accardi did in Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction.

Possible topics

Possible topic areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Critical considerations of:
    • comics in academic library exhibitions or programming
    • comics in library instruction in higher education contexts
    • cataloging practices in relation to comics
    • acquisition or collection management/organization practices for comics and comics collections
    • comics or comics ephemera in special collections, archives, or manuscript collections
  • Case studies on the critical use of comics in academic libraries and special collections
  • Theoretical or research-based considerations of comics as a tool and site for critical librarianship
  • Other relevant considerations of the topic

Timeline

 

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Notification/Feedback regarding submission: January 31, 2018
  • First drafts due: June 15, 2018
  • Final drafts due: October 15, 2018
  • Final manuscript due to publisher: December 2018

 

Submissions

Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to critlibcomics (at) gmail (dot) com.

Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and how your chapter discusses using comics in critical librarianship. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts about different possible topics. If your submission is tentatively accepted, the editors may request modifications. Material cannot be previously published.

Final chapters will be in the 2000-5000-word range. Abstracts that discuss comics being used in critical librarianship practices in tribal college libraries, HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, community colleges, archives, special libraries, and libraries outside the United States are especially welcome.

Please direct any questions to Olivia Miller and Stephanie Grimm, editors, at critlibcomics (at) gmail (dot) com.

 

 

About the Editors

 

Olivia Miller (she/her) is the Arts & Humanities Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her BA is in Art History and English from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and she attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for her MSLS. She built a strong graphic novel collection in her last position at Greensboro College and taught a for-credit course for two semesters on how to read and find comics with a feminist pedagogy.

 

Stephanie Grimm (she/her) is the Art and Art History Librarian at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She holds a BFA in Illustration and earned her MSI from the University of Michigan, where she developed a dedicated minicomics collection within the university libraries. She has worked with comics and illustration students at both art & design schools and research universities, and is a proponent of critical librarianship and literacy for artists and design students.

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.

Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature ‘Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature’

Rome, Italy on 23-24 October 2017

The GL19 Call for Posters is now open. Participants who seek to present a poster are invited to submit an English abstract between 300-350 words. The abstract should describe the project and/or related information product or service. The conference venue is only able to accommodate a limited number of digital and physical posters. Timely registration is your guarantee of placement on the conference program as well as an opportunity to win the Poster Prize 2017 http://www.textrelease.com/gl19callforposters.html

GreyNet International
Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

T/F +31-(0) 20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org


Dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, Education, and Public Awareness to Grey Literature

ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) Workshops 2018

ER&L is currently seeking workshop proposals and ER&L 101 courses for the 2018 conference, to be held March 4-7, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
What is an ER&L Workshop?
A workshop is a 4-hour intensive course designed to take the attendee into subject matter with a knowledgeable instructor. Workshops are typically interactive with instruction spanning exercises and practical applications to supplement the instruction. Workshops will be held 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 5th.
NEW FOR 2018: ER&L 101
Along with workshops, ER&L is also looking for half-day courses to help introduce an attendee to a foundational area of librarianship (such as licensing, e-book management, troubleshooting) or an emerging but important topic starting at an introductory level. These courses would not require background knowledge of the topic and would be appropriate for a practitioner new to e-resources or as an introduction to a new topic. These courses will be held 1-5 pm Sunday, March 4th and will be part of a larger set of 101 sessions throughout the ER&L conference.
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
Workshop proposals may be submitted via ProposalSpace at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/782
Further information is available online at https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/2018-call-for-workshops/
Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.