Category Archives: Engagement

EBSS Research Forum

The EBSS Research Forum is moving online!

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee invites proposals for presentations at a virtual research forum to be held online in early May, 2019. 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 March 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of April 1.

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, 2019 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 EBSS Research Chair Samantha Godbey at samantha.godbey@unlv.edu  by Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

Reference Services Review

Reference Services Review seeks journal article contributions for a special issue that will explore themes related to academic libraries and the 45th President of the United States. The issue will be published in January, 2020 (48/1). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • the impact of misinformation, disinformation, and distrust of media outlets on library education services
  • the impact of the partial government shutdown on access to federal government information and/or services, grant funded research, etc.
  • campus climate: safety and security, free speech versus hate speech, collaboration with student organizations
  • campus/community engagement and programming
  • work with and/or support services for DACA students
  • the impact on federal government documents, e.g., removal of the phrase “climate change,” requests from federal agencies to purge historical documents and records, archiving the President’s social media posts, etc.
  • library involvement with social justice initiatives on campus
  • innovative dissemination of election, candidate, and voter registration information to constituents

The journal welcomes thought pieces, case studies, and articles about issues and trends that address specific opportunities or challenges related to academic libraries and the current administration. Potential contributors are encouraged to be creative in developing topics.

Topic proposals should be submitted to Mary Ellen Spencer via the web form at https://tinyurl.com/rsr-45th.  Please direct any questions to her at mespencer@pstcc.edu.

Library Instruction Tennessee Annual Conference 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

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You are cordially invited to submit a session proposal for the 2nd Annual Library Instruction Tennessee (LIT) conference. The conference is organized by the LIT Steering Committee and will take place at Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

LIT will be a one-day conference with an all-inclusive registration fee of $25.00. The theme for this year’s conference is “Connected, Mindful, Active.” We encourage you to submit your innovative ideas, successes (or failures!), and goals for library instruction so we can share them with the larger library instruction community.

Topics of interest:

Engagement & Outreach

Assessment

Pedagogy/Andragogy

Technology

Reflective Practice & Self Care

…or any other topics you’d like to propose!

Guide for presenters:

Deadline for submissions: February 8th, 2019.

Submit your proposal via the LIT Proposal Submission Form.

Also, please join the conversation on our social media platforms. We encourage sharing information, stories, ideas, and even frustrations. See the links below.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: February 8th, 2019

Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2019

LIT Conference: June 3, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact:

Email: libraryinstructiontn@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/libinstructtn

Facebook: LIT Library Instruction Tennessee

        

We look forward to seeing you at LIT 2019!

Sincerely,

LIT Steering Committee:

Aaron WimerColumbia State Community College

Ashley Roach-FreimanUniversity of Memphis

Becca DeckerRoane State Community College

Jenny HarrisAustin Peay State University

Laura SheetsVolunteer State Community College

Sarah SmithVolunteer State Community College

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

For more information go to: https://conference.capalibrarians.org/main/

The CAPAL call for proposals deadline has been extended to January 7th!

A final reminder will be sent in early January.

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

Creativity and Creativity Enhancement Special issue of The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Creativity and Creativity Enhancement – Guest Editor (Dr. Arpan Yagnik) Spring 2019:

We invite you to submit your manuscript for an upcoming special issue of The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences. This special issue is on advancing a robust understanding of Creativity and Creativity Enhancement. the Guest Editor is Dr Arpan Yagnik, Penn State Behrend.

Abstract submissions are now open
Abstract submissions will close September 30, 2018

Editorial Board final review and expected publication: Spring 2019

Creativity is a powerful force allowing individuals to connect the seemingly unconnected and broaden the horizons of human imagination. Creativity is highly valued in the contemporary American society. Creativity is one of the most sought after skills by recruiters along with communication. Creative individuals and ideas have a special place in society due to their high impact contributions.

In this issue we invite paper proposals from researchers of diverse backgrounds whose work touches upon the theoretical or the applied aspects of creativity or enhancement of creativity in any of the following areas:

  • Community Development
  • Communication
  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Technology & Innovation

Studies of creativity in different contexts, cultures, and disciplines, new conceptualizations, new methods of assessment, scale development, theoretical advancements, introducing new creativity enhancement strategies, and assessing or examining an existing creativity enhancement strategy will be given preference.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract (no more than 350 words) for initial review. Upon approval you will be invited to submit your manuscript for blind peer review. If invited, you will need to submit your manuscript electronically following the submission and formatting guidelines provided on the journal website. Your manuscripts will be sent to international reviewers for blind peer review. Based on the feedback provided by the reviewers, a decision (acceptance, revision, rejection) pertaining your manuscript will be communicated to you. All accepted articles will be screened using plagiarism check software.

Send your abstract to the Guest Editor via the Submit Manuscript pagePlease mark your submission Special Issue on the submission form.

For additional information regarding the special issue, please contact the Guest Editor.

Guest Editor: Dr Arpan Yagnik, Penn State Behrend.
Emailyagnik@psu.edu

https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-psychology-and-the-behavioral-sciences/