Category Archives: Special Libraries

Urban Library Journal (ULJ)

Call for Papers
Urban Library Journal (ULJ) is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of research that addresses all aspects of urban libraries and urban librarianship.
 
Urban Library Journal invites submissions in broad areas such as public higher education, urban studies, multiculturalism, library and educational services to immigrants, preservation of public higher education, and universal access to World Wide Web resources. We welcome articles that focus on all forms of librarianship in an urban setting, whether that setting is an academic, research, public, school, or special library.
 
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Reference and instruction in diverse, multicultural urban settings
  • Radical librarianship, social justice issues, and/or informed agitation
  • Intentional design / “library as space” in an urban setting
  • Physical and/or virtual accessibility issues
  • Open access / open education resources in urban systems
  • Innovative collaboration between academic departments, other branches, or community partnerships
  • More!
 
Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website: http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/author_guidelines.html
 
The submission period is open! We publish articles on a rolling basis and close issues twice per year (Oct / May). For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue: http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj.
 
If you have questions about whether your paper topic is within the journal’s scope, please email the editors Anne.Hays@csi.cuny.edu,  Angel.Falcon@bcc.cuny.edu, and/or Cheryl Branch cb1704@hunter.cuny.edu

 

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!

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) webinars

For more information go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASCLAWebinar2017
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) welcomes proposals for professional development webinars. The ASCLA Online Learning Committee evaluates proposals for professional development webinars that support the work of ASCLA’s members who include:

– library staff providing services to special populations, including library users with disabilities and adults and youth who are incarcerated or detained
– independent librarians and consultants
– state libraries and their employees
– public libraries serving or working with the populations above
– library networks and cooperatives

Software Platform: All webinars will be hosted by ASCLA and delivered using Adobe Connect; presenters will receive software training from the ASCLA Web Manager.

Length: All webinars should be approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length.

Deadlines and Timeframe: Accepted proposals will be presented between October 15. 2016 and August 31, 2017.

Payment to Presenters: Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented. Co-presenters may split the payment.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) online courses

For more information go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASCLACourse2017

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) welcomes proposals for professional development courses. The ASCLA Online Learning Committee reviews and approves the proposals. The courses are taught using the Moodle course management software over the course of four to six weeks. Moodle features a chat function to allow for live course sessions in addition to asynchronous coursework. Adobe Connect is also available for live presentation sessions. Instructors for accepted proposals will receive support and training for these technology tools. Attendees are charged a fee to participate in the course and receive a certificate upon completion. The fee includes ongoing access to an archived version of the course. Instructors will be paid a one-time course/curriculum development fee of $1,000 to set up the course initially, and $40 per participant thereafter. The Committee does attempt to consider expected levels of interest when approving online course proposals. Proposals will be accepted through September 23, 2016. Instructors whose proposals are approved will be contacted to offer the course between October 15, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

PA Library Association Poster Sessions

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is accepting proposals for Poster Sessions to take place at this year’s conferenceThe poster sessions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, October 17 & 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos.

Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject.  Poster Session FAQs

Submit a proposal for a poster.

Submission deadline is June 12, 2016.

Reaching New Heights: PA Libraries

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is accepting proposals for Poster Sessions to take place at this year’s conference.  The poster sessions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, October 17 & 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos.

Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject.

Submit a proposal for a poster.

Submission deadline is June 12, 2016.

The Active Librarian

Transform those great ideas from ALA Midwinter into concrete publications!
Well, digital publications. So perhaps not concrete in the literal sense…but
surely in the metaphorical?

The Active Librarian (TAL) is accepting proposals and manuscripts for
publication.  Peer-reviewed, open-access, and practical, we publish the
programs, initiatives, and services of public librarians, aiming to house the
best practices from which librarians can draw inspiration.

TAL is a practical rather than theoretical journal. Submissions report on an
initiative, program, or service at your library. We adhere to important
practices of publishing original work vetted by peer review. However, we forgo
overly-rigid academic norms in order to emphasize application. Would other
libraries benefit from the work you have done? What are the features of your
work and steps it takes to implement it? These are general questions that can
guide TAL articles.

Acceptable topics include any library-related idea that can be generalized to
and applied by other librarians–i.a. fostering an educational partnership,
developing a community “makerspace,” writing a troubleshooting guide for
Envisionware’s Time Management service, hosting an open mic experience night
(as will be featured in our upcoming issue). Put simply, if you do something
well, we want to hear about it.

Please note that academic librarians are encouraged to submit if their work
can apply to public librarianship, or if they are working in partnership with
public libraries.  International (non-American) submissions are also welcome.

We invite you to submit to TAL if you believe your project is best publicized
widely and freely, and understood as practical application rather than theory-
building or historicizing.  Feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether
your project “fits.”

You can access our journal contents on, and submit manuscripts to,
http://www.activelibrarians.com.  To submit a proposal, please email me
directly.

Thank you for reading, and for those who came to ALA I can confirm that the
Boston-area is once again cold and hope you are in warmer climes,

Michael J. Carlozzi
Librarian for Information and Technology Services
Canton Public Library
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021
781-821-5027
http://www.activelibrarians.com

Today’s Librarian

Proposals for the Northeast Chapter of PaLA Spring Workshop, taking place on June 5th at the University of Scranton, are due Friday, April 17th. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for a session, whether you are part of the Northeast chapter or any chapter throughout our state!

Our theme this year is Today’s Librarian. We are seeking to showcase and explore the new and innovative ways in which librarians are meeting the challenges of 21st-century librarianship.

To be considered for a session, please submit the following form:
http://bit.ly/1BEDNqq by April 17th. 

Please contact Sylvia Orner at sorner@albright.org with questions or for more information.
 

Cultivating Leadership: Preparing Academic Libraries for the Future

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our call for proposals for the 2015 ALAO conference, which will be held on Friday, November 20th at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.  Our theme this year will be “Cultivating Leadership: Preparing Academic Libraries for the Future” and we welcome proposals from a wide variety of library practitioners.  For more information and submission guidelines, check out the attached PDF or head to the conference website.

If you already have a great idea for a break-out session or a poster, please CLICK HERE for the online submission form!

The deadline for submitting proposals for BOTH break-out session presentations and poster sessions is Friday, March 27th.

If you have questions, please contact Shelly Miller at program@alaoweb.org.

PA Libraries: Engage, Educate, Enrich

The 2015 PaLA Conference Program Committee is now accepting conference session proposals for the 2015 conference, PA Libraries: Engage, Educate, Enrich.  The conference will take place October 4 – 7, 2015 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania.  If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a session proposal.

 

The Program Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals on topics suggested by previous PaLA conference attendees: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/pala.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/2015_Conference/2014FutureProgramSuggestions.pdf

All proposals should be submitted via the online program proposal link. For a working copy of the form, or to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF of the form is available for download. The link to both the online form and PDF are available on the 2015 Conference Information Page of the PaLA website.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, April 17, 2015. The program committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in early May. Poster session proposals will be solicited in mid-April through mid-May.

 

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