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SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change

Onondaga Community College

June 12-14, 2019

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the “great migration” to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

·        Reference and Instruction

·        Cataloging and Technical Services

·        Archives and Special Collections

·        Systems and Technology

·        Collection Development

·        Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

·        Professional Development

·        Management and Leadership

·        Open Educational Resources

·        Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops

               When?  Wednesday, June 12th

               Length of Time?  90 minutes


Conference Presentations

               When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th

               Length of Time?  45 minutes

Questions?  Contact:  April Broughton, april.broughton@flcc.edu

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2019 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2019!

Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information: themed issue on Library Exhibitions.

Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues invites submissions for a themed issue on Library Exhibitions.

 

The issue of identifying library exhibitions as a special type of exhibition and curatorial activities in libraries as a special type of curating was first raised in the late 1980s, catching up with the changes in understanding art and museum curatorial discourses. However, even recent literature reviews on this topic are still brief and lead to the conclusions that, although practical guidance and theoretical studies on the purpose of the museum exhibition are an integral feature of museum studies, they are not usually directly relevant to exhibitions in a library context. Furthermore, the issues of exhibiting in the library environment have not been sufficiently identified and studied. To fill this gap in our knowledge, we are seeking articles on the theory and practice of exhibition work in all types of libraries – national, academic, public, community, school, special, etc. We will be interested to hear from information professionals, librarians, curators, interpretations officers, academics, etc. about their experience and practical issues. We also hope that colleagues will offer us conceptual and theoretical frameworks that could contribute to our broader understanding of the topic. 

 

A process of double peer review will be applied. Abstracts are due Tuesday 8 January 2019 and the full manuscript for selected articles will be due Friday 17 May 2019. The themed issue will be published in late 2019.

 

Abstracts should be no more than 1000 words.

 

Full articles should be between 4000 and 7500 words long.

Short communications should be no more than 3000 words long.

Author guidelines are available at https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/alexandria/journal202510#submission-guidelines

 

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

·         Library exhibitions vs museum or art exhibitions: theoretical and practical issues

·         Exhibition work in various types of libraries and their audiences

·         What is exhibition work in a library?

·         Book as an object/treasure

·         Physical vs digital

·         Partnerships and cooperation on exhibition projects

·         Art objects in the library environment

·         Library and exhibition audiences

·         Crowd-sourcing projects

·         Upskilling and training for exhibition projects

·         Lessons learned from exhibition projects in libraries

·         Benchmarking resources available for exhibitions in libraries with exhibitions in other sectors (museums, art)

·         Aims and purposes

·         Exhibition planning, delivery and promotion

·         International exhibition projects

·         Exhibition’s afterlife

 

This is not a prescriptive list: Alexandria wishes to present the widest possible range of papers relating to library exhibitions, including papers from the perspective of academic libraries, public libraries and other archiving institutions. All submissions make clear their collecting context and we particularly welcome submissions on new and emerging programmes within developing countries.

 

This themed issue will be edited by Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (Lead Curator of Central and East European Collections at the British Library) and Susan Reed (Lead Curator of Germanic Studies at the British Library). Queries about the suitability of a topic should be addressed in the first instance to the Journal Editor, Monica Blake (info@blakeinformation.com).

Miriam Hodge

Senior Publishing Editor

SAGE Publishing

1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road

London, EC1Y 1SP

UK

 

Tel: +44(0)207 324 8517

www.sagepublishing.com

ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group

The ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA, January 26, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Madison Ballroom of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The Catalog Management Interest Group discusses the various issues involved in
cataloging, classification, authority control, and metadata application after
the initial cataloging has been performed, including its impact on discovery.
It provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new
developments, and problems with managing the data integrity of library
catalogs and related discovery tools.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

*       Digitizing special collections
— in-house digitized materials into vendors e-book platforms or
broader
— providing or improving access to digitized collections
*       Processes of updating existing records to reflect digital versions
*       Transforming existing records for use in a digital repository type of
environment
*       Customizing collections to enhance customer experience
*       ILS audit and assessment
*       Tricks for managing data
*       Training tips and tools
*       Library data curation/analysis
*       Power of library data and linked data success stories

Please email proposals by November 26, 2018, to the Co-Chairs, Vesselina
Stoytcheva at Vesselina.Stoytcheva@occ.treas.gov and Jeanette Sewell at
jeanette.sewell@rice.edu. In your proposal, please include the following:

*       Presentation title
*       Abstract: 150-300 words
*       Amount of time needed to make the presentation
*       Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
*       Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jeanette Sewell, Co-Chair
Vesselina Stoytcheva, Co-Chair
Dan Tam Do, Vice Co-Chair
Marina Morgan, Vice Co-Chair