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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 (http://Volunteer.InSITE.nu) 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 (http://Submit.InSITE.nu).  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: 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.

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 tammy.wolf@asu.edu.

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

BULLETIN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON LEARNING
TECHNOLOGY (ISSN 2306-0212) http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/bulletin
publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning
Technology (TCLT)

* Special Theme: Serious Games and Gamification for Technology Enhanced
Learning
* 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 http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/authors-guidelines
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
places.

4. Please send the manuscripts by email to tclt-bulletin@ieee.org
(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
http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/bulletin.

 

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
librarianship;
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
words.

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@mailbox.sc.edu

Sincerely,
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)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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 www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-web-based-learning/1081

 

Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014

 

A book edited by

Emy Decker (AUC-Robert W. Woodruff Library)

Jennifer Townes (AUC-Robert W. Woodruff Library)

 

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1fOOCfT

 

For release in Advances in Library and Information Science Book series

ISSN: 2326-4136

 

The Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies

 

Introduction

Library and archives disaster planning and contingency management go by many names: emergency planning, risk assessment, business continuity, etc. Awareness has increased over the past fifteen years, and now disaster planning is an ever-growing presence in modern consciousness. Any type of contingency planning for libraries is important because we are building more and more evidence that preparedness is possible, even if prevention is not. In general, anything involving extensive damage to the collections falls into the “disaster” category. However, it is important to draw a distinction between small-scale disasters, such as a burst pipe, and large-scale disasters, such as a category 5 hurricane. A naturally occurring disaster is an act of nature (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes), as opposed to an anthropogenic disaster, which is caused or produced by humans (war, censorship, arson). The myriad ways in which we define disaster indicate our inability to predict them, and therefore we will never be able to prevent them. What we can do is prepare the one variable we do have control over: ourselves. By exploring disasters of different scale and devastation, we can begin to develop more complete and efficient disaster plans for our cultural institutions.

The literature about disaster planning has not given close examination to the different types of disasters to befall libraries, thus this book is based on emerging research and events exemplified by case studies. Contributions to this edited volume will explore libraries impacted by disasters of different scales, ranging from small to catastrophic and disasters of different types, from naturally occurring to anthropogenic.

 

Objective of the Book

This compendium of emerging research about disaster mitigation and contingency planning will better inform disaster planning at the design level. Additionally, this book will serve as a resource for those who have already experienced disaster and the ideas put forth will potentially spur positive change in organizational culture. This book will investigate the impact of large and small scale disasters — both anthropogenic and natural in origin — on libraries. Readers will learn from the experiences of others, expand their definition of disaster, and create or redesign their own disaster plans.

 

Target Audience

Our publication will benefit librarians, library staff, archivists, curators, students, local/state/national disaster preparedness professionals, private collectors, and corporations which store/archive collections.

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to library disaster management and contingency planning:

 

         Disaster management and contingency planning in libraries

         Changes to disaster planning and recovery post-2000

         Library safety measures

         Changes to library materials conservation and restoration post-2000

         Emerging disaster management theory

         Emerging contingency planning theory

         Lessons learned from small scale disasters (broken pipes, fires, vandalism, storms, etc.)

         Lessons learned from large scale disasters (September 11th, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Indonesian tsunami, Typhoon Haiyan, the Haitian earthquake, etc.)

         Social implications of disaster preparedness and management

         Public, academic, and private libraries and archives experiences with disaster of any scale

         Naturally occurring disasters

         Anthropogenic disasters

         Challenges/crises not commonly included in disaster plans

         Financial disaster planning (recession, staff cuts, effect on digital projects, etc.)

         Electronic backup failure (loss of backup servers, born-digital data, electrical surges, etc.)

 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This book is anticipated to be released in 2015.

 

Important Dates

May 30, 2014:                                    Proposal Submission Deadline

July 30, 2014:                                     Notification of Acceptance

September 30, 2014:                    Full Chapter Submission

November 30, 2014:                     Review Results Returned

February 15, 2015:                          Final Chapter Submission

 

Inquiries can be forwarded to

Emy Decker and Jennifer Townes

Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library

111 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Tel.: (404) 978-2087, (404) 978-2053

E-mail: edecker@auctr.edu, jtownes@auctr.edu

 

Propose a chapter here

SPeL 2014 7th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities

http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014

In conjunction with ICWL 2014
13th International Conference on Web-based Learning

13-16 August 2014
Tallinn, Estonia

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MOTIVATION
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The workshop follows the previous SPeL 2008, SPeL 2009, SPeL 2010, SPeL
2011, DULP & SPeL 2012 and SPeL 2013 workshops, held in conjunction with the
SAINT 2008 conference, WI/IAT 2009 conference, DEXA 2010 conference, ICWL
2011 conference, ICALT 2012 conference and ICSTCC 2013 conference
respectively. The general topic of the workshop is the social and personal
computing for web-supported learning communities.

Web-based learning is moving from centralized, institution-based systems to
a decentralized and informal creation and sharing of knowledge. Social
software (e.g., blogs, wikis, social bookmarking systems, media sharing
services) is increasingly being used for e-learning purposes, helping to
create novel learning experiences and knowledge. In the world of pervasive
Internet, learners are also evolving: the so-called “digital natives” want
to be in constant communication with their peers, they expect an
individualized instruction and a personalized learning environment, which
automatically adapt to their individual needs. The challenge in this context
is to provide intelligent and adaptive support for collaborative learning,
taking into consideration the individual differences between learners.

This workshop deals with current research on collaboration and
personalization issues in Web-supported learning communities, leading
towards the creation of a truly social and adaptive learning environment.
Its aim is to provide a forum for discussing new trends and initiatives in
this area, including research about the planning, development, application,
and evaluation of intelligent e-learning systems, where people can learn
together in a personalized way through social interaction with other
learners.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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The workshop welcomes submissions covering aspects of collaboration, social
interactions, adaptivity and personalization in technology enhanced
learning, particularly related to issues about:

    * Social learning environments
    * Theory and modeling of social computing in education
    * Web 2.0 tools for collaborative learning
    * Personal learning environments
    * Lifelong learning networks
    * Virtual spaces for learning communities
    * Social networks analysis and mining
    * Computer-supported collaborative learning
    * Personalized and adaptive learning
    * Adaptation methods and techniques for groups of learners
    * Intelligent learner and group modeling
    * Collaborative filtering and recommendations for learners
    * Game-based social learning
    * Personalized mobile learning applications
    * Cloud-based social learning
    * Intelligent agent technology for social learning
    * Metadata, folksonomies and tagging
    * Semantic web and ontologies for personalized learning
   * Cognitive, motivational and affective aspects for personalization
    * Practice and experience sharing

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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The workshop papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS
Authors Guidelines
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and they
should not exceed 10 pages.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, through the Easychair system:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spel2014.

All accepted workshop papers will be published as a post-proceedings volume
in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (pending).

IMPORTANT DATES
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Abstract submission: April 28, 2014
Full paper submission: May 5, 2014
Acceptance notification: June 1, 2014
Registration and camera-ready papers: June 17, 2014
Conference dates: August 13-16, 2014

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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Elvira Popescu – University of Craiova, Romania
Sabine Graf – Athabasca University, Canada

Please refer to the workshop website
(http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014) for more information and contact
us at: popescu_elvira@software.ucv.ro or sabineg@athabascau.ca for any
inquiry.

IFLA LGBTQ Users SIG

World Library and Information Congress

80th IFLA General Council and Congress

Libraries, Citizens and Societies: Confluence for Knowledge

16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France


The newly formed IFLA LGBTQ Users SIG is pleased to accept proposals for WLIC 2014 in Lyon. For more information about the SIG and the full CFP, please visit http://www.ifla.org/node/8253

Please get in touch with any questions and share this exciting news with colleagues!

Lucas & rae (co-conveners) 

for specific call go to http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/calls-for-papers/addressing-silence-how-libraries-can-serve-their-lgbtq-users