Category Archives: Technology

ELI Annual Meeting

January 29–31, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

The ELI Annual Meeting is the premier teaching and learning event featuring in-depth seminars, top-notch presenters, and various engaging session formats that support learning, networking and leadership.

This is the one event that explores solutions to our learning community’s key issues, engages innovative technology and service providers, and unites expertise across our institutions.

Seeking Proposals for the ELI Annual Meeting 2018

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation. The ELI Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning principles and practices, all dimensions of student success, and innovation in post-secondary learning to explore, network, and share. Find more information about the ELI mission and philosophy here.

Achieving Student Success through New Models of Learning is the theme of the ELI Annual Meeting 2018 in New Orleans. ELI will feature hands-on workshops, interactive presentations, poster sessions, and preconference seminars, along with other ELI session formats. Like every year, there will be numerous opportunities to network and discuss current trends and issues within higher education teaching and learning. Please take some time to read the Call for Proposals, which explains the information you will be asked to provide when submitting your proposal. After reading the CFP document, if you still have questions, please contact the speaker liaison.

Deadline for submission is Aug. 14, 2017

For more information go to https://events.educause.edu/eli/annual-meeting/2018/call-for-proposals

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 Library and Information Services

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

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

 

 http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Invitation

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) is to disseminate emerging research in library service innovation, and provide a venue for librarians, researchers, professionals, vendors, and academics to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, scholarly perspectives, and applications in the field.

 

Coverage

  • Administration and management
  • Building design
  • Conceptual models
  • Creative programming
  • Customer involvement
  • Digital Tools
  • Disruptive innovation
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning space toolkits
  • Literacy programs
  • Metadata creation and management
  • Money-saving initiatives
  • New product development
  • Organizational structures
  • Service development
  • Service-dominant logic
  • Technology adoption

 

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 IJLIS@igi-global.com.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

 

 

 

Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2017*** Nominations: April 25, 2017 Submissions: May 9, 2017

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Bill Marino at wmarino1@emich.edu and Megan Hodge at mlhodge@gmail.com.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

Bill Marino and Megan Hodge Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee

We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

Call for Essays

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?

This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java…); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,…); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

*   How you started in library I.T.
*   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
*   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
*   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
*   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
*   Changes you’d like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
*   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
*   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June – July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1
For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.com<mailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com>

About the Editors:
Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries. She is an active member in LITA.

Midwest Region – Cloudy with a Chance of Technology – IOLUG Spring Conference

The Call for Proposals is now open for our Spring 2017 Conference: Cloudy with a Chance of Technology. The Spring Conference will be on May 19th at Indiana Wesleyan University–Indianapolis North, 3777 Priority Way S Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

The forecast for the future of libraries is constantly changing, just as it does in our day-to-day work. The IOLUG Program Committee is sending out this call for proposals to hear about your technology projects. We know that not every project ends up being a sunny day and here is your opportunity to share with others how you weathered the storm.

We encourage presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians can implement to improve their resources and services for students, patrons, faculty, etc. Consider the following topics:

  • Digital media implementation
  • Analytics and metrics
  • Coding
  • Gaming or gamification
  • Augmented and/or virtual reality
  • Social media and marketing
  • Apps – creating, curating, evaluating
  • Responsive Design

Please specify in your proposal what the forecast for your project was: sunny, partly cloudy, rainy, or thunderstorm. Also include whether you would like participants to have their own computers or devices and any special needs you have for the presentation.

Please submit your proposals here.

Journal of Web Librarianship special issue on Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Many digital repositories and digital collections have been created in recent decades in academic and research libraries. As digital items are put into digital repositories, associated metadata records need to be effective for external indexing by search engines in order to be discovered. Current literature includes some discussion pertaining to digital resources discovery, metadata evaluation, search engine indexing, and search engine optimization strategies. However, due to the distinct options of digital repository software, the complexity of metadata schemas, the variety of formats of digital items, and the ambiguity of search engine indexing strategies, researchers have not come to an agreement about which metadata schema is the best to use, because the choice varies based on the format of the particular digital file, the repository system being used, and the search engine being queried. This journal issue aims to explore these approaches and offer insights into the current literature debating digital collection metadata and its discoverability on the Internet.

Subject Coverage

This special issue offers a platform for researchers to discuss topics relevant to the potential combination of best strategies regarding metadata, digital repositories, digital formats, search engine indexing, and Internet discovery. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to Digital Collection Metadata Evaluation, Digital Repository Systems Evaluation, Digital Collection Development, Indexing Evaluation of Digital Formats, Search Engine Indexing, Search Engine Algorithm Evaluation, and Internet Discovery on Digital Repositories.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Original Research
  • Evaluation of metadata of digital collections
  • Evaluation of digital repository system pertaining to facilitating content discoverability
  • Evaluation of search engine indexing on metadata or digital file formats
  • Evaluation of search engine algorithm and/or search engine optimization
  1. Case Studies
  • Best strategies for facilitating Internet discovery of digital collections
  • Best practices for developing and promoting digital collections on the Internet
  • Workflows for optimizing digital collection and metadata development

Important dates

  • Full paper submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib: March 30, 2017
  • Notification of decision: June 30, 2017
  • Revised submission: July 31, 2017
  • Final acceptance notification: August 31, 2017
  • Final version of paper: September 30, 2017
  • Publication: December, 2017

Guest Editors

Le Yang

Digital Initiatives Librarian

Texas Tech University

yanglegd@yahoo.com

 

Joy M. Perrin

Digital Resources Librarian

Texas Tech University

joy.m.perrin@ttu.edu

Editor-In-Chief

Hannah Gascho Rempel

jweblib@gmail.com

The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship.  Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.

For more information on this special issue, see the Call for Papers website.

Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries

I am writing a book tentatively entitled “Moving beyond the wow factor: the savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries.” The book will be part of the LITA Guides series, published by Rowman and Littlefield. I plan to submit the manuscript by September 2017, and would be asking for completed case study drafts (approximately 750-1000 words) by June 2017. The book covers the following broad areas, and I would like to solicit case studies from all types of academic libraries that highlight practical approaches in addressing these issues, even if they were not successful:

  1. Overview of emerging technology trends in academic libraries
  2. Building a culture of innovation
  3. Developing a technology strategic plan
  4. Integrating technology into the classroom
  5. The role of technology outside the classroom (programming, events)
  6. Outreach and collaboration
  7. Outlining infrastructure and logistical support
  8. Determining the impact of these various activities

 

Please fill out the following form to indicate your interest and proposed case study by Friday, February 3rd and I will get back to you by February 24th with a decision and additional details regarding the process and timeline: https://goo.gl/forms/54WeG4UiyhcvchGc2

I would love to have you join me on this project, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Cinthya Ippoliti

Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services

Oklahoma State University|OSU Library

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian: LACUNY Institute 2017

Call for Proposals
Date: May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services (interim), at Columbia University Libraries
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.
The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.
Example topics include but are not limited to:
  *   Impact of current events on library trends
  *   Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  *   Impact of technology
  *   Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
  *   Diversity & inclusion,
  *   Career planning, professional development
  *   Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
  *   MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
  *   Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  *   Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy
The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
  *   Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  *   Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  *   Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  *   Poster sessions
Please submit proposals, including a 300-500 word abstract by February 1, 2017
The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to the 2017 LACUNY Institute Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, kbugg@citytech.cuny.edu or Simone L. Yearwood at Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu

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?).