Category Archives: School Libraries

PaLA Conference Poster Sessions

October 15 – 18, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh – GreenTree
We hope you will plan to attend the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh–Greentree, located in a Pittsburgh suburb with close proximity to city attractions.  The PaLA Conference offers numerous ways to further your career with innovative educational programming and opportunities to network with your peers in the library community. 

Poster sessions provide an informal forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful program ideas or innovations with colleagues. An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally and answers questions from those viewing the poster. The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. If you have an idea for a program or study that you’d like to share, we invite you to present a poster!

The deadline for submission of poster proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2017 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional

CALL FOR PAPERS

Development Editor-in-Chief: Molly Zhou

 

Published by IGI Global: www.igi-global.com

 

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-teacher-education-professional/178151

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development (IJTEPD) invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in this peer reviewed, scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJTEPD.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development (IJTEPD) is to offer important perspectives on teaching and learning and to provide a forum for teacher education in an international context. IJTEPD will bridge the discussion and dialogue of teaching as a profession together while integrating the theoretical, practical, and pedagogical discourse as the core to teaching and learning. The objectives of this journal will be to contribute to continued discussion on teacher education, to create a venue for teacher education professionals to share and learn together, and to provide a platform for open discussion of teaching and learning in an international context.

 

Coverage

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum Development
  • Diversity
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Technology
  • Instructional Technology
  • Issues in Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Teaching and Learning

 

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 the Editor-in-Chief, Molly Zhou, at mzhou@daltonstate.edu.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-teacher-education-professional/178151

 

 

 

Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them

The Southwest Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is seeking presenters for its spring workshop, “Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them.”

Tweens are considered to be between the age of 10-12 and teens are 13-19.  Interacting with them has an impact on all types of librarians.  For school librarians, these students span the world between children’s and young adult resources as they learn how to access and process information. For public librarians, serving this group runs the gamut from collection development to programming. For academic librarians, how public and school librarians serve these groups determines how prepared for college work they are when they arrive as freshman. Presenters should consider how to meet the needs of this age group while presenting on best practices for bridging the transition from pre-adolescent – to teen – to adult.

Presentations are open to school, public, and academic librarians. To submit a workshop proposal click here… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWChapterspringworkshop2017

Deadline for proposal submission is March 17, 2017

KDP’s Convocation 2017: “Building Bridges to Quality Learning”

You are invited to submit a proposal for KDP’s Convocation 2017—themed “Building Bridges to Quality Learning”—this coming October 26–28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Convocation, or Convo, offers opportunities to present and share your expertise in a variety of interactive and engaging formats. Educators of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals. Your proposed presentation can be tailored toward graduate or undergraduate students, PreK–12 teachers, school administrators, or higher education professionals.

Proposals are due February 15. For additional information about the conference, proposal guidelines, selection criteria, and proposal submission form, please visit the KDP website.

Call for Proposals

Proposals open: January 3, 2017
Submission deadline: February 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2017
Submit a proposal


Interested in sharing your innovative techniques and content?
Learning environments should model innovation, be centered on real-world issues, and be visually or technologically stimulating, Convo presentations should be too! Quality learning experiences for attendees should be designed using approaches that engage participants in active learning and lead to maximum retention.

Presentations selected for the program will include a wide variety of topics in several specific formats. All proposals will be evaluated according to established criteria. Following a peer review only the highest quality presentations that best fit the framework of the Convocation will be added to the program. To help you get started review the educational strands and suggested topics here.

Workshops
[May be scheduled on any day of the 3-day conference; 60-minutes]
KDP is seeking workshop presenters who will engage attendees in innovative ways, create highly interactive sessions, and provide opportunities for application and use of the information. Ideally, the format should be no more than 50% delivered information, with the rest of the session including interactive or hands-on engagement. 

EdTalks
[May be scheduled on any day of the 3-day conference; 15 minutes within a 60-minute session]
Individuals will have 15 minutes to share a tightly focused presentation, followed by a 15-minute block at the end for questions and discussion. KDP will select and group three topically related presentations within each session.

Story Slams
[May be scheduled on any day of the 3-day conference; 10 minutes within a 60-minute session]
Real stories are an engaging way to convey impactful messages and lessons. In this format, selected presenters must share a personal story from their own experience in a way that includes a lesson in overcoming an obstacle in a school, team, or professional setting or a teaching strategy. KDP will assign each presenter to a group so that attendees will listen to a series of five presenters, each presenter sharing a 10-minute story.

Chapter Posters
[Saturday only, 75-minute session]
Set up like a gallery, this poster session provides an informal way for chapters to share best practices and successful strategies within the Chapter Member Engagement Model. Through a poster display, a prepared 10–15 minute presentation, and handouts, posters offer new ideas for programming, leadership, and chapter management that current and future leaders can take back to their respective chapters. Possible topics for this poster session include service projects, officer training, member retention programs, fundraising practices, collaboration with community agencies, literacy programs, and strategies for becoming an Achieving Chapter of Excellence (ACE) chapter.

Guidelines for Proposals

Selection Criteria

Proposal Form

American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Webinars

Do you have a great idea for a webinar? Share your passions with the profession! The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) welcomes submissions of various topics for our future webinars.  We are especially interested in – but not limited to – areas related to Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach.

Criteria

Successful online webinar proposals should:
  • Name all presenters with relative teaching experience
  • Provide a 250 word description
  • Be aligned with the standards and competencies for diversity.
  • Show plans for presentations allotted for either 60 or 90 minutes.
  •  Clearly outlines learning outcomes for the ODLOS target audience.
  •  Illustrate how the webinar will address a topic of interest for ODLOS.

Topics

Diversity
  • Advocacy
    • Valuing Diversity
    •  Recruitment for Diversity
  • Race
  • Micro-aggressions and Inclusion
  •  LGBT and Gender
  •  Feminism/combating sexism
  • Disability
  • Cultural Competency
    • Intercultural communications
  •  Class
    • Social- economic justice
    • Equity
Literacy
  • Family Literacy
    •  Literacy Across A Lifespan
  •  Adult Education
    •  Employment Recruitment
    •  Employment Services
  •  English Language Learning
    •  Citizenship and Immigration
Outreach
  • Community Organizing and Peace Building
  • Organizational and Institutional Change
  •  Recruitment and Retention
  • Serving Traditionally Underserved Populations

Submission Form

To submit a proposal, complete the online submissions form.

Contact

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256
Email: diversity@ala.org

ALA LIRT Transitions to College Committee Preconference: Examining and Supporting Student Transitions Across the Library Spectrum

Do you have innovative and exciting case-studies or research to share on the topic of student transitions? The ALA LIRT Transitions to College Committee is seeking panelists for a pre-conference session at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. The pre-conference, titled , will educate participants on the role of libraries in supporting students’ educational transitions. These transitions may include high school to college, primary to secondary school, undergraduate to graduate school, and from formal schooling into adult life. This pre-conference will interest librarians from public, school and academic libraries, combining various types of presenters and session formats. Sessions will include: successful case studies of library programs meant to ease students’ transitions; a conversation about school, public and academic library learning standards; a panel of researcher specializing in students’ transition behavior and how libraries prepare and support transitions; and opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming.

We are seeking 2-3 case-study panelists and 2-3 research panelists. Presentations will range from 15-25 minutes depending on number of panelists.

Date has not been confirmed, but this is a PRE-CONFERENCE session.

Submission Information:

Proposals are due by February 28, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be made by email.

Submissions and questions should be emailed to Matt Upson (matthew.upson@okstate.edu) and/or Beth West (bwest@linfield.edu).

Please Include:

Full name

Title

Employer

Email address

Telephone

  • A brief (150 words or less) description of your case-study or research:
  • A brief (50 words or less) bio:

Prior to event, applicants must agree to present in-person at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Unfortunately, the Transitions to College Committee and LIRT are unable to provide honoraria or travel reimbursements.

 

Leading Learning for Change 2017 AECT International Convention

  Jacksonville, Florida
November 7 – November 11  2017
Workshop Sessions: Tuesday, November 7; Wednessday, November 8; and Saturday November 11
Concurrent Sessions, Posters, Panels & Roundtable: November 8 – November 11
For more information go to http://www.aect.org/events/call/
Invitation To Present

Is your work changing the way people learn and live today? Yes! Many of our members are increasingly taking leadership roles in so many contexts. For nearly a century, AECT members have been key leaders in learning technology thinking. Our world is well into the information age so it is time that we come together in Jacksonville to explore fresh ideas and to celebrate the impact of our work in a changing world. You are invited to present at the 2017 AECT International Convention in Jacksonville, Florida to share your expertise and knowledge with global peers whose ideas, directions, and discoveries are leading change in our field. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/learning techniques in the field. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers in sunny Jacksonville!

Theme: This year’s convention theme is Leading Learning for Change. The goal of the convention is for participants from around the globe to network and to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their lives and their professional and practical skills. Of particular interest at our Jacksonville Convention is a focus on leading learning for change in an interconnected world. Your proposals should clearly indicate actual or hopeful leadership, change and learning impacts from your work:

  • Leadership: Taking responsibility for your work: What are the impacts of your teaching, research and learning environment designs? Publications? Consulting? Innovations? Your implicit or direct leadership should be recognized!
  • Change: How is your work changing one person, a classroom and/or networks of people, institutions, policies or societies connected to your work? What systems are you impacting, or could you hope to change over time via this work of yours?
  • Learning: Who could benefit directly from your implicit leadership by such important work in the information age? Who learns what from your work?

 

AECT members and publics are very interested in your teaching, research and design as it is applied to the field of educational technology. Jacksonville 2017 is a time to account for, recognize and celebrate the many ways we are leading change in education.

AECT’s mission includes promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and leadership of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings. The AECT International Convention provides a unique opportunity for the sharing of research and experiences as we strive to advance the knowledge base of our field and develop future leaders within the profession. We impact learning systems tremendously – let’s learn together about how we can advance leading learning for change through your presentations and sessions in Jacksonville.
General Information

Proposals Open December 6th, 2016
Proposals Close February 6, 11:59PM (EST), 2017

The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed by the end of April. Check with division and affiliate leaders with regard to their specific peer review process and dates.

Proposal Process
To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted. A complete online proposal submission consists of:

1. Presentation title
2. A Description of the Session (Maximum of 75 words)
3. An Anonymous Abstract (750-1,000 words)*
4. Equipment request
5. List of presenters
* Except for the new AECT-Impact Talks – this session type requires a 2 minute YouTube video URL submission in place of #3 – an abstract (See Session Types for more information).

In addition, research-based proposals should include findings in order to be considered complete. Additional guidelines exist when submitting a Featured Research or Presidential Session Proposal or for the Design and Development and Emerging Technologies Showcases. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines on the Featured Research Call for Proposals or the Design and Development Showcase submission guidelines before submitting to one of these groups. Presidential Session proposals will be submitted via the online Allacademic ™ proposal system. Contact Dr. Eugene Kowch directly for Presidential Session submission guidelines: ekowch@aect.org

Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics found in the AECT Policy Manual and available on the AECT website.

To assure diversity and equity among our expected 1000 presenters, AECT members have requested that your name may appear as a presenter a maximum of 3 times or less in peer reviewed presentations published in the 2017 Jacksonville program.

A double-blind per review of your proposal will be performed by a panel of reviewers. As such, it is important that you keep your identity secret in the proposal. You will receive electronic notification that your proposal has been received and, at the appropriate time, whether it has been accepted for the program. This information will be provided to you by your division’s conference planner.

Proposals will be reviewed using the following proposal criteria:

  • Match to the overall theme (Leading Learning for Change) and any relevant Division theme: Leading Learning for Change – What’s changing or what could change from your work or thinking? How are you this leading us forward? Who will learn from your work?
  • Clarity of proposal and quality of the writing.
  • Relevance, timeliness, and general interest level of topic.
  • Suitability for division/organization mission and membership.
  • Quality for proposed session’s content, organization and format.
  • Organization and Member Benefit: your session length and type matches your content and you state clearly the explicit value of the event for specific members attending (who should attend?).

 

 

Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on February 6, 2017 in Chicago.  At the meeting we will learn from and with US and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and domestic resettlement and social services about the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.  The information will be used to identify priorities and gaps, develop recommendations and an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

You are also invited to participate by presenting a poster.  Please read the call for poster below.

For more information on the Summit and  Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded planning grant (May 2016 – April 2017), see  https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/

Project Welcome | Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum …

publish.illinois.edu

The Mortenson Center and the American Library Association are pleased to present. Project Welcome: Libraries and Community Anchors Planning for Resettlement and …

Call for Posters

Are you delivering innovative and successful library-based programs or services for refugees and asylum seekers?  Have you conducted research on the library and information needs of refugees and asylum seekers?

You are invited to submit a poster proposal to present and share your best practices or research with attendees at the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit, February 6, 2016.  All poster presenters need to register for the Summit.

Proposal Submissions

Please complete the online application form http://tinyurl.com/pw-summit-posterproposal by the December 14, 2016 deadline.

Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Program

Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association

16th Annual Information Literacy Summit

From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration

http://informationliteracysummit.org/

Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campusKeynote Address

Boundaries and sovereignties: Placing students at the center of information literacy

Wendy Holliday, Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library

Read more about Wendy Holliday and her presentation here: http://informationliteracysummit.org/keynote-speaker/

Call for Proposals 

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the contexts of teaching and learning and the ways in which we collaborate with students, faculty, and our librarian colleagues. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

To propose a breakout session: bit.ly/2017ILSCFP

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 13, 2017

Some possible topics for sessions include:

 

  • Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy:

o    Learning Outcomes

o    Lesson Plans

o    Professional development tools

o    Assessments

o    Collaborations

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Critical Information Literacy
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Reflective Practice
  • Communities of Practice
  • Student Centered Teaching and Learning
  • Students as creators
  • Programmatic assessments

 

YTH Live -deadline Nov. 4

YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that advances youth health and wellness. Each year the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations.

Join us from May 7-9, 2017 at Bespoke in San Francisco. Connect with vibrant thinkers, makers, and doers in the YTH Live community, and take what you learn to improve the lives of the youth you serve and support.

>> Register for YTH Live
>> Submit your abstract
>> FAQs about YTH Live
>> See photos from YTH Live 2016

Are you building a healthier future for youth? Got an innovate app, social media campaign, or other technology that improves the health of young people? Share what you’ve learned with our audience at YTH Live, the youth + tech + health conference. Abstracts are due Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Please visit yth.org/live to learn more.