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LITA at ALA Annual 2018

The program submission deadline has been extended to:

Tuesday September 5, 2017

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for 60 minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. Programs should be of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

  • Submission Deadline: September 5, 2017
  • Final Decisions: September 29, 2017
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: November 8, 2017

For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices. This link to the submission site will redirect to the ALA log-in page. All submitters are required to have an ALA profile, but are not required to be ALA members.

Help and details on making a successful submission are on the LITA Forms web site.

We regularly receive many more proposals than we can program into the slots available to LITA at the ALA Annual Conference. These great ideas and programs all come from contributions like yours. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

ETTLIS2018: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services

ETTLIS2018: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on  Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services

Bennett University
Noida, India, February 21-23, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The ETTLIS 2018 intends to bridge the gap between different areas of library and information services, digital information management, science and technology. This platform will address a large number of themes and issues. The symposium will feature original research and working papers, case studies on design and implementation of digital information systems, as well as emerging trends and technologies in library and information services through paper presentation, demonstrations, workshops and practitioner presentations.

https://easychair.org/cfp/ettlis2018

E-Learn

October 17-20, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia

Second call for papers due August 22, 2017

For more information go to:  https://ucs.psu.edu/zimbra/public/launchNewWindow.jsp?skin=beach&localeId=en_US&full=1&childId=27

To submit a proposal go to: https://conf.aace.org/elearn/submission/

ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) Workshops 2018

ER&L is currently seeking workshop proposals and ER&L 101 courses for the 2018 conference, to be held March 4-7, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
What is an ER&L Workshop?
A workshop is a 4-hour intensive course designed to take the attendee into subject matter with a knowledgeable instructor. Workshops are typically interactive with instruction spanning exercises and practical applications to supplement the instruction. Workshops will be held 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 5th.
NEW FOR 2018: ER&L 101
Along with workshops, ER&L is also looking for half-day courses to help introduce an attendee to a foundational area of librarianship (such as licensing, e-book management, troubleshooting) or an emerging but important topic starting at an introductory level. These courses would not require background knowledge of the topic and would be appropriate for a practitioner new to e-resources or as an introduction to a new topic. These courses will be held 1-5 pm Sunday, March 4th and will be part of a larger set of 101 sessions throughout the ER&L conference.
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
Workshop proposals may be submitted via ProposalSpace at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/782
Further information is available online at https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/2018-call-for-workshops/
Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT), ALA New Orleans 2018

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)?

Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) would like to encourage you to submit program proposals for one-hour informational sessions at ALA Annual on just about anything related to video and libraries! Please note that you will not be submitting directly to the VRT Program Committee but through the ALA Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter).

Proposals are due in just a few weeks so get them in soon – the deadline is August 25, 2017!

Instructions for submitting your proposal are available online.

Sample ideas include but are not limited to:

  • Are you finding new ways to promote films to your community?
  • Are you doing anything interesting in curating your film collections?
  • Have you made library promotional videos?
  • Have you created video tutorials?
  • Are you using film clips (or gifs) in instruction?
  • Have you created a media center for your patrons?
  • Do you work with your patrons in video creation?
  • Are you involved with film or video preservation?
  • Have you offered special film programming/events at your library?

ALA is especially looking for program ideas that encourage collaboration and support diversity and submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, academic, special) are welcome.   

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Publication due 2019
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Janet Crum, Northern Arizona University

Libraries have begun doing more to support entrepreneurship and innovation
within their communities. Makerspaces and business incubators have become
featured attractions in public and academic libraries and provide a unique way
to reach out to a user group that can bolster a community in dynamic ways.
ALAO seeks submissions for the “Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation”
volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to look at how library
leaders can develop support for innovation and entrepreneurship within their
libraries.  Examples include but are not limited to: analyzing case studies
from several institutions to identify best practices; ways of designing
library spaces to ensure they meet the needs of all constituents; theoretical
discussions on how activities/spaces supporting entrepreneurship and
innovation reflect the mission of libraries; creative ways to get resources to
support efforts in these areas; how these areas can lead to new kinds of
collaborations that benefit libraries.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
How the historical and cultural role of libraries has changed (or not) to
include services that support creativity and innovation
How and why the development of makerspaces and incubators (or other innovative
programs) supports the larger community in which the library is situated
How innovative and entrepreneurial support develops new partnerships, and how
those partnerships can be sustained.

This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and
Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2019.
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical
developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library
administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have
libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a
platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across
issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this
series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and
collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional
quandaries.

How to submit
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract
of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final
submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by August 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines
Submission deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance sent by:  October 31, 2017
Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2018
Comments returned to authors:  April 30, 2018
Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  June 30, 2018

The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (second edition)

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and can be submitted via the chapter proposal form.

Theme of the Book

What current technologies are on the cusp of moving from “gee whiz” to real-life application in libraries? This book will explore the information landscape as it might be in 3-5 years. It will describe the emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of “standard” library offerings in the not-distant future. It will introduce project managers and project doers not just to new technologies, but also provide an understanding of the broader trends that are driving them.

Chapter-length essays are particularly sought on the following topics:

  • Augmented reality
  • Content Management
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital repositories
  • Effect of cloud-based library management systems
  • Ereaders & Ebooks
  • Internet of Things
  • Library custom-built/open source tools at scale
  • Library integrations of multiple services/tools
  • Mobile Technologies (beyond responsive design)
  • Open source LMS developments
  • Patron privacy technology (focus on technology, not policies)
  • Shared print repositories
  • Tools for analytics (tools beyond Google Analytics); in-depth applications
  • User-centered design
  • Virtual reality

Details

Chapters will be in the 4000-4500 word range and must address the following points:

  1. Define the technology (in general, and in the context of the chapter)
  2. Why does the technology matter in general, and to libraries in particular?
  3. What are early adopters doing?
  4. What does the future trend look like?
  5. Having embraced this technology, what would the library of 2022 look like?

Proposals should be submitted to Ken Varnum, the book’s editor, via https://goo.gl/forms/LwXOcJfTBho6hycQ2 by July 15, 2017.

Timeline

  • July 15, 2017: Chapter proposals due via Call for Chapters Form
  • August 15, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance
  • December 15, 2017: Chapter drafts due
  • January 31, 2018: Editor’s comments provided to authors
  • February 28, 2018: Revised drafts due to editor

Privacy and Security for Today’s Library

We hear a lot about how to handle difficult patrons, cybersecurity, and protecting patron data. However, other areas of security and privacy often get overlooked.  Have you thought about your library’s equipment and even the building itself?

On September 21, 2017, Amigos Library Services will be hosting an online conference, Privacy and Security for Today’s Library, where we will explore why security and privacy is currently a hot topic for libraries. Has your library addressed issues related to the wide spectrum of security and privacy? If so, would you share your story in a 45-minute session? We are interested in presenters from public, academic, and special libraries. For the opportunity to speak at our online conference, please submit your proposal by Friday, July 7. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; it’s easy, and we are happy to train you and provide technical support during your presentation. Submit your proposal today at https://www.amigos.org/node/4518.

 

Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.
We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 38th issue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 38th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid October, 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, Friday, July 14, 2017.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.
C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies
C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 36 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.
Remember, for consideration for the 38th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, July 14, 2017.
Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.
Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

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