Category Archives: Technology

2018 Joint Spring Conference – User Experience: Where the Library and Patrons Meet

The planning committee of the 2018 KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference is pleased to announce the call for proposals for mini-sessions and poster presentations is now open.  Built around the theme of User Experience, roughly defined as the measure of your end user’s interaction with your library: its brand, its product, and its services, the committee welcomes submissions from presenters based on this topic and any topics that may apply. A list of these topics includes, but is not limited to:

 

User design

Usability

Website management

Space assessments

Signage

Data collection

Accessibility

Information Architecture

Visual Design

Information Literacy

Leadership/Management

 

Scheduled for April 4 – 6 at General Butler State Resort Park, the Joint Spring Conference is a collaboration between the Academic and Special Library Sections of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

The deadline to submit abstracts is December 15, 2017. To submit your abstract, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/2GJmmDUVKUMzFBV42. Your abstract should include:

Presenter(s) name

Institution name

Library name

Title of your presentation

Presentation type: Mini-session or Poster

Short (250 word) abstract of your presentation or poster

Mini-sessions will be 50-minute formal presentations by the presenter. Poster presentation submissions are also welcome for display and discussion during our poster reception on Thursday evening.

All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and all submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about user experiences. All accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, but may do so at the member rate.

 

Important Dates:

Friday, December 15, 2017 – Submission Deadline
Friday, January 12, 2018 – Acceptance Notification
Friday, March 2, 2018 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, March 30, 2018 – Registration Deadline

Registration Fees:

 

Full Conference – 

Member 115 / 145

Non-Member 155 / 185

Student 25 / 25

One Day – 

Member 80 / 100

Non-Member 105 / 125

Student 25 / 25


*Members include those individuals who are members of any of the following: KLA – Academic Library Section, KLA – Special Library Section, SLA – Kentucky Chapter

*Conference registration will open soon. Be on the lookout for that upcoming announcement!

 

On behalf of the planning committee, we thank you for your interest in the conference and look forward to your submissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium

Deadline Extended to 12/15: Call for Papers for Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium 2018

The planning committee for the 2018 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium invites you to continue these conversations July 20-21, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at Simmons College. For more information, see the conference website and #gsisc18 on Twitter.

We invite submissions from individuals as well as pre-constituted panels. Submit your proposals here by December 15: https://bit.ly/GSISC18

WORK: GSISC 18

 

How do gender and sexuality WORK in library and information studies?

Gender and sexuality play various roles in the production, organization, dissemination, and consumption of information of all kinds. As categories of social identity, they do not act alone but in interaction and intersection with race, class, nation, language, ability and disability, and other social structures and systems. These intersections have been explored by information studies scholars, librarians, archivists, and other information sector workers in various contexts, including at two previous colloquia in Toronto (2014) and Vancouver (2016).

We invite submissions that address gender and sexuality and WORK: working it and doing the work, organized labor and emotional labor. The colloquium takes place in a moment of intensification both of various systems of oppression and resistance movements to them. As conservative national, state, and local politics and policies threaten healthcare and abortion rights, intensify the militarization of national borders, and attack organized labor from multiple directions, we are heartened by surges of organizing, activism, and direct action against them. In the information sector we see renewed focus on issues related to diversity and inclusion, open access and open collections, and critical approaches to everything from teaching to data management. Feminist and queer theory and practice are central to the work of making new and just worlds.

We are especially interested in submissions that link gender and sexuality to other, intersecting forms of difference. Potential topics might include:

  • Gender, race, and class dimensions of “professionalism”

  • Sex and sexuality in materials selection, organization, preservation, and access

  • Intersections of social, political, and cultural organization with information organization

  • Information practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • The work of the “normal” in information studies and practice

  • Labor organizing in information workplaces

  • The ways that gendered or feminized labor is and is not documented in the historical record

  • “Resistance” as a mode of information work

  • Ability and disability as structuring forces in libraries and archives

  • How information workers inhabit, deploy, restrict, and manifest as bodies at work

  • Eroding distinctions between work and leisure

  • Distinctions between embodied, emotional, intellectual information work

  • Contingent and precarious labor in the information workplace

  • Ethics of care and empathy in information work

  • Masculinity and power in libraries and archives

  • Desire in the library and archive

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2017

Notification by February 1, 2018

Registration opens February 15, 2018

Please direct any questions or concerns to Emily Drabinski at emily.drabinski@gmail.com

2018 NMC Summer Conference

The Global EdTech Forum for Higher Education, Museums, Libaries and Schools

June 12-14, 2018

Denver, CO

For more information go to: https://www.nmc.org/nmc-event/2018-nmc-summer-conference/

The NMC Summer Conference (#NMC18) is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled education professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies and innovative approaches into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of sparking innovation, learning, and creativity!

Do you work every day to foster authentic learning? To improve the teaching profession? To spur innovation in your environment? The annual NMC Summer Conference is an ideal opportunity to share your work with participants who are just as passionate about driving real change in education and view edtech as an enabler. You have ideas and projects worthy of sharing, and we want to help you get them in front of people who will benefit from your vision — and help build upon it. Join us June 12-14 in Denver, Colorado and answer the call for proposals.

So, what’s it all about? Learn about the session tracks and types that will help define your proposal.

Timelines

The Call for Proposals will open Monday, November 27, 2017

The Call for Proposals will close on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Presenters will be notified in mid-March 2018.

 

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018)

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018: https://2018.jcdl.org/) will be held in conjunction with UNT Open Access Symposium 2018 (https://openaccess.unt.edu/symposium/2018) on June 3 – 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network scie!
nce), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.

General Instructions on submissions of full papers, short papers, posters and demonstrations, doctoral consortium, tutorials, workshops, and panels can be found at https://2018.jcdl.org/general_instructions. Below are the submission deadlines:

• Jan. 15, 2018 – Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions
• Jan. 15, 2018 – Full paper and short paper submissions
• Jan. 29, 2018 – Panel, poster and demonstration submissions
• Feb. 1, 2018 – Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
• Mar. 8, 2018 – Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
• Mar. 25, 2018 – Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
• Apr. 5, 2018 – Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
• Apr. 15, 2018 – Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Please email jcdl2018@googlegroups.com if you have any questions.​

Handbook of Research on Challenges and Opportunities in Launching a Technology-Driven International University

Call for Chapters

Propose a Chapter

IMPORTANT DATES

November 30, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline

December 13, 2017: Notification of Acceptance

January 30, 2018: Full Chapter Submission

March 30, 2018: Review Results Returned

April 30, 2018: Revised Chapter Submission

May 15, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification

May 30, 2018: Submission of Final Chapters

Editors

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), USA

Introduction 
The global digital economy is rapidly increasing the demand for educated, highly trained and globally focused professionals. Launching accessible technology-driven higher learning institutions that offer a transformational educational and research experience can effectively prepare future leaders with the knowledge resources and tools they need to meet the demands of the 21st century. Launching any academic and/or research-based institution can be a challenge. There are various struggles involved in creating a robust curriculum and recruiting top-rated faculty from across the globe; while also meeting the critical facility approval and accreditation criteria to offer sound and effective academic programs and degrees to culturally diverse students from all over the world.

 

Objective 
The aim of this comprehensive publication is to offer both empirical and theoretical research focused on the effective construction of technology-driven higher learning international universities.  Themes such as: developing an accelerated and innovative curriculum, the recruitment and retention of internationally renowned faculty and researchers to lead courses, as well as the development of an on-campus and distance learning system will be presented. Also, taking into consideration the financial and economic impacts of launching a university – specifically, how to identify the appropriate locale for universities and/or branch campuses, which will ideally complement the local interest of business sectors within the selected location.

 

The goal of every university should be to create a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, and entrepreneurship. Also, creating a direct connection between education and workforce development; offering programs that are designed to align with and exceed standard models and that focus on deep disciplinary knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving, leadership, communication, professional development, and interpersonal skills. Overall, assisting students with realizing their educational goals by integrating core values such as: educational excellence, student-centered course development, lifelong learning, a respectful environment, flexible learning, diversity, global leadership, research contributions, entrepreneurship, partnership, excellent service, and of course the highest quality.

Target Audience 
Entrepreneurs, practitioners, academicians, instructional designers, administrators, government officials, and independent researchers and consultants focused on digital research and scholarship, educational leadership and administration, educational marketing, educational policy, course management, instructional design, educational theory and practice, human resources in educational settings, and curriculum design.

Recommended Topics:

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration and faculty recruitment
  • International student recruiting programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Online learning management systems
  • Synchronous and asynchronous methods for online teaching
  • Blended learning programs
  • Student services for online programs
  • Online faculty professional development
  • Online education and job placement programs
  • Online programs and business partnerships
  • Licensing and accreditation processes
  • Selecting an optimal location
  • Technical considerations in facility development
  • Educational marketing techniques
  • Student retention programs
  • Putting together a business proposal and plan
  • Funding and budgeting programs and processes
  • Complementing the local business economic interests
  • Financial and economic impacts on local economy
  • Environmental sensitivity and considerations
  • Selection and design of a course delivery system
  • Design and management of technology infrastructure
  • Leadership and management of the institution
  • Managing operational aspects of the institution

 

Submission Procedure:

Authors are invited to submit a brief chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter by November 30, 2017. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by no later than December 13, 2017 about the status of their proposals and will receive chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 30, 2018. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind basis. Contributors may also be requested to be engaged as reviewers for this project.

Language:
Submissions will be made in English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language paper submission may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English will use editing/proofreading services on their own. IGI Global recommends eContent Pro® Copy Editing Services.

 

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 publication is anticipated to be released as part of the 2019 copyright year.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Inquiries:

Inquiries may be directed to:
Ms. Courtney Tychinski, Managing Editor – Acquisitions and Development

ctychinski@igi-global.com

Propose a Chapter

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 http://bit.ly/2bjTTDP.

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

Email: mary.francis@dsu.edu

2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website: http://connect.ala.org/node/64439

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion.  Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects.  Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA.

Criteria for selection:

1.      Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
2.      Quality: Research design and methodologies
3.      Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates: Proposals are due by Friday, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details: Submissions will be accepted using our online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

1.      Title of the project
2.      Explicit statement of the research problem
3.      Description of the research design and methodologies
4.      Findings or results if available
5.      Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2017-2018 committee chairs: David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

9th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI

Please consider contributing by submitting an article in the subject area “Educational Technologies“, or in any other area of your research interest included among the topics suggested in the 9thInternational Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2018 (http://www.2018iiisconf.org/iceti), to be held on March 13 – 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:

  • The 9th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2018
  • The 9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2018

You can find more details, as well as the URLs of the different events, at http://www.2018iiisconf.org/cfp-spring2018.asp

The deadlines for this CFP are the following:

  • December 14th, 2017: Article submissions
  • December 14th, 2017: Invited session proposals
  • January 24th, 2018: Notifications of acceptance
  • February 13th, 2018: Uploading of camera-ready or final version

To submit your article, please click the “Authors” tab on the conference website. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.

Registered authors of accepted submissions for this CFP will be invited to make an additional presentation with no additional charge , if such a presentation is oriented to inter-disciplinary communication, and will have the option of writing an invited paper associated to their respective invited presentation. If received on time, this invited paper would be included, as such, in the conference proceedings. Keynote Speakers will also be selected from early registrations in the conference.

Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:

  • Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions.
  • Virtual participation.
  • Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods.
  • Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average.
  • Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers.
  • Best papers awards.
  • Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which is indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar, and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings). We are supplying our Journal’s meta-data to DOAJ. Many aggregators, databases, libraries, publishers and search portals collect DOAJ free metadata and include it in their products; examples are Scopus, Serial Solutions and EBSCO.

Please consider forwarding to the appropriate colleagues and/or groups who might be interested in submitting contributions to the above mentioned collocated events. New information and deadlines are posted on the conference and the IIIS web site (especially at the URL provided above).

Best regards,

ICETI 2018 Organizing Committee

TERS 2018

 Present and publish your educational technology research!

The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) is honored to offer you the opportunity to present at the 2nd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2018!

Proposals are now being accepted at:

https://www.smore.com/mvnaf

Priority submission deadline for proposals — Dec. 1, 2017
Deadline for proposals — Feb. 1., 2018
*Based on availability with no assurances of acceptance*
When is TERS 2018? April 14th, 2018

Where? Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Present your educational technology research to others
  • Accepted publications will be published in Volume 2, Issue 1 of the PAECT: Technology Education Research Journal
  • Attend sessions to learn from other Ed Tech leaders and researchers

Who should attend?

Higher education faculty

Doctoral students

Educational Technology researchers

Educators

School Administrators

Corporate e-learning specialists

Instructional technology specialists

Anyone interested in educational technology research topics!

Click here to submit a proposal for presentation, publication, and to learn more about this event.

The Complete Guide to Open Scholarship

Call for Chapters:

Working Title: The Complete Guide to Open Scholarship

Editors: Darren Chase & Dana Haugh

Submission Deadline: December 1st

Publisher: ALA Editions


Book Description

This peer-reviewed collection will bring together a dynamic set of librarians, scholars, practitioners, policy makers and thinkers in order to take measure of the open access movement. Critical essays, research, case studies and other pieces will create a substantial, far-reaching text.  This collection will be critical and practical, and provide practical examples and theory in understanding the open access movement, open data, open educational resources, open knowledge, and the opportunity for an open and transformed world.


More and more universities–often spearheaded by university libraries–are adopting open access policies as a practical way to promote open access and further the research enterprise, while countering the often closed, restrictive and costly scholarly journals and databases.  This book will provide a substantial and practical overview of the open access movement, along with critical essays and consideration of the meaning of open access and its potential to leverage existing technology to transform how we support, share and access research.


We are looking for case studies, research, and critical essays on various aspects of open access scholarship, including:


  • Library Open Access Initiatives (implementations, challenges, processes, training, promotion/outreach, etc.)

  • Open Access Publishers & Journals (reception, evaluation measures, predatory publishers)

  • Repositories (green open access, university-specific, network of open repositories, discipline-specific platforms)

  • Open Educational Resources (current landscape, value/usage, challenges)

  • Open Data (data repositories, linked data, metadata, research data management)

  • Publishing Models (gold open access, new models, university presses, peer-review etc)

  • Research consortia, governmental & NGO initiatives

  • Public access to publically-funded research

  • University policies on open access (issues of mandatory vs. voluntary, on-boarding faculty/staff, creating buy-in, etc.)

  • Future of open access

  • Other areas of open scholarship


Timeline

Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 15, 2017


Submissions

Please use this form to submit abstracts of 200-500 words.
Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and how your chapter relates to open scholarship. Multiple submissions are welcome. If your submission is tentatively accepted, the editors may request modifications. Material cannot be previously published.

Final chapters will be in the 3,000-5,000 word range (some exceptions will be made for longer chapters). Chapters will be peer-reviewed.

Please direct any questions to Darren Chase (darren.chase@stonybrook.edu) or Dana Haugh (dana.haugh@stonybrook.edu)


About the editors

Darren Chase is Head of the Center for Scholarly Communication, Stony Brook University.  His research interests include open access, crowdfunded research, online learning, digital badging and information literacy. Darren has written and presented widely on myriad scholarly publishing topics.  He spearheaded the development and eventual adoption of the Stony Brook University Open Access Policy, and coordinates the annual Stony Brook University Open Access Symposium.


Dana Haugh is Web Services Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries where she leads the design and development of the library’s web presences. Her research interests include web design, open access, marketing & outreach in libraries, and information literacy. Dana has extensive experience writing for top journals and monographs in the library field. She’s particularly focused on ensuring scholarship is openly accessible and helps manage her university’s institutional repository which promotes open access to scholarship published by Stony Brook University faculty.