Category Archives: Technology

App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies

The LIRT Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee is sponsoring an ALA Midwinter discussion session on Saturday, February 10th from 1-2:30 pm, location TBD.

“App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies”

Emerging technologies pose new pedagogical challenges as libraries grapple with assessing their role and impact on learning and scholarship. Please join the LIRT TLT committee for a lively and practical exploration of the issues surrounding the integration of tools ranging from 3D printers to virtual reality software into our instructional repertoire. This session will feature a panel of librarians from various types and sizes of libraries followed by group activities and interaction, where we will examine topics such as developing lesson plans and assessment methods, collaborating with faculty and other partners, analyzing formats and modalities of delivery, and contending with varying levels of support and funding.

If you would like to submit a proposal for this session, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 13thhttps://goo.gl/AVMkqm. Proposals will be evaluated on practicality, level of applicability to all types of libraries and funding environments, and their inclusion of ideas for implementation as well as assessment. We highly encourage libraries of all types and sizes to submit a proposal so that all voices and perspectives can be included. We are seeking approximately 3 panel participants, but would love to include your lesson plans as materials even if we are not able to invite you to present. Thank you!

LIRT TLT Committee: Amy Chen, Angie Cox, Mitch Fontenot, Jennifer Harmon, Cinthya Ippoliti, Carol Leibiger, Ken Orenic

 

LITA Preconference Proposals ALA, New Orleans

Submit Your Preconference ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting the submission of innovative and creative preconference proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for either full day or half day sessions to take place on Friday, June 22, 2018. Preconferences should emphasize hands on and interactive experiences. 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: November 6, 2017
  • Final Decisions: November 15, 2017

Proposals will be accepted via our online form

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

NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)

March 26–28, 2018
Providence, Rhode Island

For more information go to https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2018#_zsScmKe1_zlcELE4

The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) has brought together our innovative and committed community for more than 60 years. From the frontline staff all the way up to the CIO, we have created communities of faculty, researchers, learners, and institutions.

The NERCOMP Annual Conference plays a pivotal role in bringing this special community together–connecting peers, sharing successes (and struggles), and enhancing our collective learning.

Call for Proposals is Open

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2018 conference within the designated program tracks and key topics. The program sessions will focus on these key topic areas:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • IT Services: Support Models and Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulations, and Security
  • Systems and Solutions
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Transforming the Student Experience

October 16, 2017

Proposal Deadline

Proposals must be completed and submitted by this date to be considered as a presenter

YTH Live 2018

YTH Live is the conference that ignites innovation in youth, technology, and health. Plus, this year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the conference making it the biggest yet.

YTH Live takes place May 6-7, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The conference includes sessions on video games, non profit outreach, mobile apps, texting, and social media all being used to address issues like mental health, reproductive rights, peer education, drug use, HIV and AIDS, STDs, and more. Information can be found at http://yth.org/ythlive/about/

At YTH Live 2018, attendees will meet youth leaders, app developers, hackers, designers, health workers, policymakers, as well as educators, researchers, and other advocates who are using technology to make a difference in the health and wellness of youth.

Learn more at yth.org/live and register at yth.org/register. Click here for additional assets and if you need drafted social media posts or any other materials let us know and we would be happy to provide those for you.

Our call for abstracts is now open, where those who want to share an innovative project, campaign, program, or research in youth health, technology, and health tech are invited to submit a proposal, to be considered to speak at our conference. The deadline for this is Friday, October 27, 2017. We’d love to invite you to submit and to share this opportunity with your networks!

E-Resource Round Up column in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

This is a call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column for volume 30, issue 1 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and their use in libraries, including conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house. This would be a great opportunity for you to report on topics that may benefit others in our profession.

 

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, November 17, 2017. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

 

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

 

Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-0548

bwolverton@library.msstate.edu

 

Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-3018

kdavidson@library.msstate.edu

 

 

 

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

 1st Call for Proposals


                

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                 https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018

                              January 25-26, 2018

                                   Berkeley, CA 

IMPORTANT DATES

October 15, 2017 – Call for Proposals Priority Deadline

November 22, 2017 – Notification of Acceptance

November 29, 2017 – Deadline for Early Bird Registration

January 25-26, 2018 – HTRC UnCamp

OVERVIEW

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

 

TOPICS AND FORMATS

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

 

Computational Text Analysis

Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies

Worksets and Corpus Creation

HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data

 

Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula

Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies

 

Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust

Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies

 

Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata

Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools

 

HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates

Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What’s new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development

 

Proposals may include the following formats:

 

  • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.

  • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.

  • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

 

About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:

The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

 

In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

 

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

 

Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at  https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi

 

EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:

https://easychair.org/cfp/HTRCUnCamp2018

 

The following information should be included in proposals:

  • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)

  • Title of the presentation/poster

  • Presenter name and affiliation

  • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)

  • Abstract (up to 250 words)

  • Keywords

  • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

16th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2018

Please consider contributing by submitting an article in the area “Educational Technologies” or any other included in the 16th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2018 (http://www.2018iiisconf.org/eista), to be held on July 8 – 11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:

  • The 12th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics: IMSCI 2018
  • The 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2018
  • The 11th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2018

The respective web sites of the above events and the others being jointly organized can be found at the general CFP posted at: http://www.2018iiisconf.org/cfp-summer2018.asp

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

The deadlines for this first CFP are the following:

  • October 10th, 2017: Article submissions
  • October 10th, 2017: Invited session proposals
  • November 23rd, 2017: Notifications of acceptance
  • December 14th, 2017: Uploading of camera-ready or final version

IMSCI/EISTA and all its collocated events are being indexed by Elsevier’s SCOPUS since 2005. The 2018 proceedings will also be sent to Elsevier’s SCOPUS.

Authors of early submissions to EISTA 2018 (or any of its collocated events) and, consequently, of early acceptances and registrations will be:

  1. Considered in the selection of keynote speakers because this selection will need additional reviews.
  2. Invited for submitting a second paper on special topics; which, if accepted, will require no additional fee for its presentation. These topics, which will be selected by the Organizing Committee, are very important topics, but are not necessarily among the usual grants priorities. The IIIS will finance this kind of papers which are important for many authors but are not among the priorities of policy makers in organizations which might financially be supporting participations in conferences.

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)

Please consider forwarding to the appropriate groups who might be interested in submitting contribution 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,

EISTA 2018 Organizing Committee

Transforming the Information Community: NASIG 33rd Annual Conference

NASIG 33rd Annual Conference

Transforming the Information Community

June 8 to 11, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources, serials, library publishing and scholarly communication are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Forces developed for Electronic Resources Librarians, Print Serials Management, and Scholarly Communication Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies at https://goo.gl/hDbvyu

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:

  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis and development
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
  • Licensing and legal framework
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices
  • Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians as defined in the NASIG Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians and Print Serials Management.
  • Scholarly communication (copyright, institutional repositories, publishing, data management)
  • Life cycle of print serials
  • Workflow of print resources
  • Effective communication with those within and outside the library community
  • Supervision and management of staff working in areas included in the core competencies
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources or scholarly communication

Please use the online form at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/800  to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals opens on September 18, 2017 and will close on November 15, 2017.

Please note the following:

  • The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.
  • Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
  • Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged and must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)
  • Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.
  • All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.
  • All speakers must honor NASIG’s Code of Conduct at https://goo.gl/zrRhuc
  • NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org

Code4Lib 2018

Code4Lib 2018 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from February 13, 2018 – February 16, 2018.  More information about Code4lib 2018 is available on this year’s conference website http://2018.code4lib.org.

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

– Projects you’ve worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software

– Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)

– Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development

– Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You’ll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. In addition, we are holding a poster session at the conference. If you would be interested in presenting your topic as a poster, please indicate so on the submission form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtLIIPmQeOJRUoPDl6mEj0thtmV3qu4Me9z8-ffbne0qUqTw/viewform?usp=sf_link

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). In addition, panel participants will have registration slots held. The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Sunday, October 15,, 2017 at midnight PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on Monday, October 23, 2017 and continue through Monday, November 13, 2017.

**The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active (free) code4lib.org account to participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in December. **

Thank you,

The Code4Lib 2018 Program Committee

18th Distance Library Services Conference

Proposals for panel sessions, poster sessions, and workshops are being accepted for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference. The conference will be held April 11-13, 2018, in San Antonio, TX.

Panel Sessions:

Panel sessions are an opportunity for three or four presenters from different institutions to interactively address an issue of importance to distance librarianship and should focus on helping attendees understand multiple perspectives on a topic. Active participation is an important element of these sessions, so panelists are encouraged to engage in debate, pose questions to the audience or each other, and help the audience engage actively.

Poster Sessions:

Poster sessions provide an informal forum to report on innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to distance librarianship. Posters should be a creative visual representation of a topic, including graphs, tables, charts, and images. A contest will be held to encourage creativity in poster design and content. Attendees will vote on their favorite posters and the winning poster will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Workshops:

Workshops are two (2) hour sessions that provide active learning opportunities for attendees. Participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Workshops should allow participants to be involved in and contribute to the learning process and the learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to be fully engaged. Participants should leave the workshop with ideas, information, techniques, or skills to share with their colleagues. Workshops will be held on the first day of the conference, April 11, 2018..

Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2017. To submit a proposal, please visit http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2018/call_for_proposals.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thad Dickinson

Coordinator, Distance Library Services Conference

Central Michigan University

thad.dickinson@cmich.edu