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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

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


Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland,
2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public
library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special
librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals
will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of
aspects and angles of the library profession as a creative endeavor, within the library
walls and beyond. We are looking for ideas that can serve as a foundation, to
incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well
as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. The focus is on library staff
professional and personal growth and development, NOT creative programming and
services for patrons.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors
per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary
copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one
or two chapters; author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in
order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary by November
30, 2017, with brief bio on each author; place CRE, Your Name, on subject line to

Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries

We would like to invite you to submit your proposal for an edited volume on “Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries” to be published by Nova Science Publishers.
Interested scholars should submit a chapter proposal form by October 31, 2017 by visiting This form requests the following information: primary contact’s name, primary contact’s email address, primary contact’s institution, tentative title, other co-author(s) names and institutions (if applicable), five keywords, and chapter abstract (max. 300 words; uploaded as a Microsoft Word document). Early submissions are encouraged. All submissions will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review. The reviewers will recommend full submissions from among the proposals.
The proposal should be a previously unpublished work. Upon acceptance of the chapter proposal, the final chapter should be completed not later than April 1, 2018. Contributions will be blind reviewed and returned with comments by June 1, 2018. Finalized chapters are due no later than July 1, 2018. The final contributions should not exceed 20 double spaced manuscript pages (7,000 words). Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent to authors upon acceptance of the proposal.
Onboarding is defined as the “process of process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating and accelerating new team members, whether they come from outside or inside the organization. The prerequisite to successful onboarding is getting your organization aligned around the need and the role” (Onboarding is defined as the “process of process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating and accelerating new team members, whether they come from outside or inside the organization. The prerequisite to successful onboarding is getting your organization aligned around the need and the role” ( This edited book provides a comprehensive overview of onboarding library staff, paraprofessionals, and student workers in academic libraries.
1. Review of Literature regarding onboarding and libraries
2. Face-to-Face Onboarding Initiatives (could include case studies)
3. Hybrid Onboarding initiatives (could include case studies)
4. Online Onboarding initiatives (could include case studies)
5. Designing Hybrid/Online Onboarding Training
6. Utilizing Learning Analytics
Proposed Timeline
The following represents a timeline for completing the edited volume:
October 31, 2017 – Proposal due including title, abstract, keywords
December 1, 2017 – Notification and additional information for accepted authors
April 1, 2018 – Draft Chapters due
June 1, 2018 – Chapters returned with reviewers’ comments
July 1, 2018 – Final Chapters due
September 2018 – Manuscript due to Nova Science Publishers
Please forward your inquiries to
Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D.
Director – Office of Institutional Research & Training
Goldey-Beacom College

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!

InSITE 2017

Are you interdisciplinary in your thinking, international in your perspectives, and educational in your commitments?

Then attend the Informing Science + IT Education International Conference

InSITE 2017

Jul 31 – Aug 5 2017, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam http://InSITE.NU the best organized and most inclusive conference 

  • REVIEW: Please Join Our International Board of Reviewers ( to provide mentoring feedback on three submissions during December – February
  •  ATTEND: Discounts for productive reviewers and for paying the registration fee early
  •  PRESENT: Submit your paper on Informing Science + IT Education (  Submit by Nov. 30 for best chance at fast-tracking for publication in an ISI journal, but quality paper are welcomed even after this target date.

New This Year: Tracks on

·         Pre-doctoral and New Researchers

·         Accounting Education

·         Digital Excellence: Impact, Inclusion, and Imagination

Tracks on

·         Bias, Misinformation, Disinformation

·         Case Method of Teaching

·         e-Skills and e-Inclusion

·         Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

·         The Art and Science of Informing

Your choice of three full-day workshops:

  • Discussion Cases
  • Blended Learning, and
  • Qualitative Analysis

The InSITE conference alumni often mention the conference as among the best-organized and most-supportive conference they have attended.

The conference begins with optional pre-conference networking opportunities that combine seeing the country, often with talks on country-specific topics of interest, with the hugely important chance to network with potential future research collaborators. The networking enables building the trust relationships needed to sustain long-distance research collaboration.

The conference itself combines tracks of presentations of research papers, plenary sessions that provide for keynote speakers and mini-workshops on topics related to your professional development.

The conference also includes your choice of full-day workshops on 1) Teaching Using Discussion Cases, 2) Blended Learning, and 3) Computer-Assisted Qualitative Analysis

New tracks this year

This year we introduce the opportunity for those without much experience in making research presentations (for example, doctoral students) to present their research in a supportive environment. In addition, we have a track on Accounting Education and on Digital Excellence

Fast-tracking of Best Accepted Papers to ISI journals

The Editors-in-Chief of ISI’s journals look over the reviews and the revised submissions and select the best papers for publication in their journals using fast-tracking.  Highest consideration for fast-tracking for publication in one of ISI  journals will go to papers submitted to the conference by November 30. At least one author must be a paid delegate to the conference.

All papers by conference delegates that are accepted are published in the conference proceedings, a peer reviewed serial.  Selected best papers are also published in one of the journals published by the Informing Science Institute.

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

For more information go to:

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.

19th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association

The 2016 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 19th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Fort Worth Texas, November 17-20, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Submit your proposal at this site

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The Submission deadline is Friday April 29, 2016.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following topics:

  • Discovery, navigation, and search
  • Practical applications of linked data
  • Library spaces (virtual or physical)
  • User experience
  • Emerging technologies
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Open content, software, and technologies
  • Assessment
  • Systems integration
  • Hacking the library
  • Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
  • Consortial resource and system sharing
  • “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
  • Library I.T. competencies

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available on the web site following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Tammy Allgood Wolf, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at

Special Theme: Serious Games and Gamification for Technology Enhanced Learning of BULLETIN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning
Technology (TCLT)

* Special Theme: Serious Games and Gamification for Technology Enhanced
* Extended deadline for submission: November 20, 2015.
The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology (former
Learning Technology Newsletter) aims at publishing and disseminating current
research about new and emerging learning technologies as well as their
design, usage, application, and evaluation in different contexts of
technology enhanced learning.

The special theme of this issue will focus on topics related to serious
games and gamification for technology enhanced learning, including (but not
limited to) research on concepts, design and practical applications of
serious games or technologies, systems and tools that support gamification
in the context of technology enhanced learning; case studies and exploratory
studies on serious games and the use of gamification for technology enhanced
learning; and evaluations of serious games and gamification for technology
enhanced learning.

Articles that are not in the area of the special theme are most welcome as
well and will be published in the regular article section. The Bulletin of
the Technical Committee on Learning Technology invites short articles, case
studies, and project reports for the next issue. This issue will be
published in Volume 17, Issue 4.
** The bulletin is of non-refereed nature though the articles will be
selected and edited by the Editors. **
Submission procedure:

1. Authors have to follow the IEEE author guidelines when preparing their
articles (please see
for further information)

2. The articles in the bulletin are limited to 4 pages. Over-length articles
will not be published.

3. The manuscripts should be either in Word or RTF format. Any figures used
in the contributions would be required separately in a graphic format (gif
or jpeg). The figures should also be embedded in the text at appropriate

4. Please send the manuscripts by email to
(Subject: Submission for TCLT Bulletin).

5. In the email, please state clearly that the manuscript is original
material that has not been published, and is not being considered for
publication elsewhere.

For further information please see


The small or rural academic library: Leveraging resources, overcoming

Call for Book Chapter Proposals:

Editors of the forthcoming ACRL publications book The small or rural academic
library: Leveraging resources, overcoming limitations, to be published
mid-2016, seek proposals for chapters from librarians who have identified and
met the challenges unique to the small and/or rural academic library. The book
will provide a practical overview of academic library programs, policies,
managerial, technological, and professional engagement concerns within small
academic libraries (FTE <500 – 2,999) or academic libraries in rural
environments (population of 50,000 or less). Chapters are sought about tactics
for and experiences of identifying and remedying these challenges.

Topics may include:
The knowledge/skills/abilities needed for small and rural academic
Collaborations with institutional offices, academic departments, the community,
or other libraries;
Creating or  augmenting professional development opportunities or resources;
Marketing and outreach initiatives;
Working with specific user groups (e.g., international students, students with
disabilities, first-generation college students, etc.);
Creation, expansion, or revamping of programs or services;
Policy creation and/or implementation;
Strategic planning;
Information literacy instruction and integration;
Ethical decision-making or ethical challenges in the workplace;
Leadership (formal and informal);
Hiring and recruitment;
Succession planning;
Working with paraprofessionals;
Fiscal challenges and responsibilities;
Access to/usage of/barriers to technology and infrastructure; and
Promotion and tenure/research opportunities or barriers;

Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 15th, 2015.

Academic library professionals working in small or rural libraries are invited
to submit their proposal of not more than 3 pages, double-spaced. Your proposal
should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors (please
identify a main contact); 2) a clear, concise description of the topic you are
proposing for a potential chapter; 3) why the topic may be of interest to
small/rural academic librarians; 4) information about the author(s) showing
his/her qualifications for writing the chapter, and 5) a brief biographical
sketch of each contributing author. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 1, 2015. If the book
proposal is accepted, each chapter will be expected to be about 4,000 – 5,000

Inquiries and submissions can be sent to:

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Assistant Librarian
University of South Carolina Lancaster Medford Library
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.
Deborah Tritt, M.L.I.S., M.S.I.T.

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)


Mission of IJWLTT:

The mission of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of Web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. IJWLTT explores the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, IJWLTT endeavors a broad range of authors and expands the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal seeks to explore the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes.

Coverage of IJWLTT:

The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. IJWLTT also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage. Topics to be discussed in the journal include, but are not limited to the following:

  Best practices

  Building multi-disciplinary teams for Web-based learning and teaching

  Building Web-based learning communities

  Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching

  Decision making in implementing Web-based learning and teaching

  Knowledge building using Web-based learning and teaching technologies

  Management side of Web-based learning and teaching

  Network learning using WLTT

  Project management for implementing WLTT

  Related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based technologies in education

  Web-based CSCL

  Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios

  Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs

  WLTT implementation: models, methods, and frameworks

Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines