Category Archives: Technology

Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities

Submit proposals at www.iolug.org

Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019

Submissions are invited for the IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference, to be held May 10th in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions are welcomed from all types of libraries and on topics related to the theme of data in libraries.

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Libraries and librarians work with data every day, with a variety of applications – circulation, gate counts, reference questions, and so on. The mass collection of user data has made headlines many times in the past few years. Analytics and privacy have, understandably, become important issues both globally and locally. In addition to being aware of the data ecosystem in which we work, libraries can play a pivotal role in educating user communities about data and all of its implications, both favorable and unfavorable.

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on topics related to data in libraries, including but not limited to:  

·         Using tools/resources to find and leverage data to solve problems and expand knowledge,

·         Data policies and procedures,

·         Harvesting, organizing, and presenting data,

·         Data-driven decision making,

·         Learning analytics,

·         Metadata/linked data,

·         Data in collection development,

·         Using data to measure outcomes, not just uses,

·         Using data to better reach and serve your communities,

·         Libraries as data collectors,

·         Big data in libraries,

·         Privacy,

·         Social justice/Community Engagement,

·         Algorithms,

·         Storytelling, and

·         Libraries as positive stewards of user data.

The Conference Planning Committee encourages presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians, library staff, and information professionals can implement to improve their resources and services for patrons, students, faculty, etc.

We are especially interested in hearing from presenters who would like to lead a longer workshop around the conference theme. Workshops could cover multiple session times and have use of the on-site computer lab, if desired.

Presentations will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Planning Committee.

IOLUG is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to inspire innovation. IOLUG strives to:

·         Foster an environment for individuals to network and grow professionally in the area of Librarianship,

·         Provide opportunities for members to share current technology trends in libraries, and

·         Provide continuing education opportunities on current technologies that impact libraries.

Submit proposals at www.iolug.org

Sean Socha, MA, MLIS

Electronic Resources Librarian

Blackmore Library
614-236-6993

ssocha@capital.edu

Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, Ohio 43209

www.capital.edu/library

Intersections Across Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Learning Design

 2019 AECT  Summer Research Symposium

Call for Proposal 

For more information go to: https://www.aect.org/2019_research_symposium_call.php

The 2019 Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) Summer Research Symposium is soliciting research-supported papers for a symposium on Interdisciplinarity and learning design. It will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, July 17-18, 2019 in conjunction with the regular AECT Summer Leadership Meetings. The resulting book will be published by Springer. This year, all AECT journals, including ETR&D and TechTrends will have editors or representatives participate, recruit future reviewers and solicit articles for possible publication.

We seek to examine how learning and the design of instruction is interdisciplinary and connective both in terms of research and practice. This framework will shape our interactions, our discussions, and the informal context of the symposium. Proposals are solicited on multiple levels including research and practice on learning across disciplines, including instructional design and how design thinking is inherently interdisciplinary. How learning is designed for general audiences or for purposely integrated educational experiences may also be examined.

We expect an interesting range of contributions, from traditional research studies to design cases and opinion pieces supported by literature and/or practice. Examples and experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology will also enrich the discussion.

The Symposium will begin the morning of July 17, 2019 and end on July 18, 2019 at the end of the day. It is the goal of the symposium to gather together a select group of scholars to share research for real dialogue and deep discussions about learning experience and learning design. Using Art of Hosting techniques for engaged conversation, we will have very intense and deep discussions of each proposed chapter. Social and recreation events will be developed to engage the participants more fully with the topic of design; non-electronic work periods will used to examine the field from different view-points. The conference fee (with some included meals) is expected to be around $180. Proposals of 750-1000 words will be accepted through March 15, 2019. To submit a proposal go to https://members.aect.org/events/symposia/call/login.asp

Should a proposal be accepted, the author will be asked to commit to:

  • Strictly adhering to the presentation and discussion guidelines for the symposium.
  • Advancing the initial proposal into a 2500 word draft suitable for discussion by June 1, 2019. Failure to provide the full draft paper by June 1, 2019 may result in a rescinding of the proposal acceptance.
  • Commit to reading most of the accepted papers from other presenters prior to attending the symposium. Attendees with be given access to all of the presenters’ papers after June 1, 2019.
  • Attend the full symposium (including all sessions and workshops) and actively participate in all collaborative and/or group activities.
  • Based on feedback and collaboration from symposium attendees, make adjustments to your initial draft and resubmit a draft for review by other chapter authors by September 15, 2019; to review other chapters, comment, and to submit a final draft by December 1, 2019.
  • Review authors proofs in a timely manner in preparation for publication in an upcoming Springer Press symposium book with an anticipated publication date of October, 2020.

Schedule:
March 15, 2019: Abstracts due: 1000 word max.
April 15, 2019: Chapters selected
June 1, 2019: Selected Chapters Due
July 17-18: 2019 Symposium
Further Information:
Brad Hokanson, Ph.D.
College of Design, University of Minnesota
brad@umn.edu

 

 

2019 AECT International Convention

Las Vegas, NV

October 21-25, 2019

For more information go to: https://members.aect.org/events/call/

AECT invites you to submit a proposal for the 2019 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world, offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of new technologies in teaching and learning. This year’s convention theme is Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. Inspired denotes the extraordinary quality of the sessions at our convention, and we endeavor to improve ourselves through exceptional professional learning opportunities. Inspired also denotes to fill someone with the impetus or ability to do or feel, especially with creativity. As educators and learning professionals, we hope the convention sessions will inspire you to do and feel, so we desperately need influential, stimulating, exciting sessions that will spark fires in our attendees. We encourage proposals that offer opportunities for AECT members to seek out professional development sessions, occasions for improving pedagogical strategies and technical skills, and engage in professional renewal. Reports of research, practice, evaluations, service, and pedagogy are all welcome. Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals, highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers! The goal of the convention is for participants from around the world to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their professional lives. We are very interested in your research and practice in the field of instructional design and technology.

General Information

Proposals Open – December 16, 2018 Proposals Close – February 18, 11:55 PM (PST), 2019 (There will be no deadline extension.) 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.

Panelists on Accessibility and UDL for ALA Annual in Washington DC

Are you a librarian with experience with accessibility, creation of online learning objects, and applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Then we want to hear from you! The ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) has teamed up with the ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and are looking for panelists with accessibility, online library materials, and UDL experience to participate in our panel at 2019 ALA Annual in Washington D.C., entitled Accessibility and Creation of Online Library Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu) or Samantha (Sam) Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs

If you are interested, please fill out this submission form.

Applications due Friday, December 21st at 5pm, selected panelists will be notified in early January 2019.

ACRL 2019 Lightening Talks

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. It’s that quick and easy! The top proposals will be chosen by the ACRL 2019 Innovations Committee. Winners will be determined by popular vote.

PaLA Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TL&T) Round Table

The PaLA Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TL&T) Round Table is seeking lightning round presenters for a 1-day, in-person workshop centered about the use of technology as it relates to communication with, or education of,  patrons/stakeholders in their libraries.  The workshop will be conducted on the campus of Penn State University in State College, PA on May 6, 2019.  Topics should focus on communication and technology use in any type of library.  Presentations should be no more than 5-7 minutes in length.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal idea via the online form.

Proposals must be received no later than February 8, and accepted entries will be notified by the week of March 18.

DPLAfest 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is seeking proposals for DPLAfest 2019, a gathering that will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. We invite proposals that showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to help the field meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the 21st century and that highlight the critical role of libraries—and the DPLA network—in shaping the future of access to digital knowledge.

In line with the DPLAfest 2019 theme of Future Shapers, Culture Makers, we invite proposals for presentations, roundtable discussions, and lightning talks related to:
  • Assessment and impact
  • Collaboration with non-traditional partners
  • Collections as data
  • Community Voices
    • Inclusive collection development and practice
    • Building and sustaining community-based collections
  • Ebooks, audiobooks and digital storytelling platforms
  • Innovations in e-content delivery services
  • Library Simplified/SimplyE
  • Reuse of content and/or data
  • Self-publishing models and platforms
  • Sharing cultural heritage
  • Sustainability
  • Technology innovation in areas including, but not limited to:
    • Content delivery platforms
    • Aggregation technology
    • Machine learning
    • Virtual reality
    • Blockchain
View the full Call for Proposals and submit by Friday, January 11, 2019.
 
To learn more about DPLAfest, visit dplafest2019.dp.la, email us at info@dp.la, or join our mailing list for all event announcements!

3rd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2019!

TERS 2019 – 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 3rd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2019!

Proposals are now being accepted at:

https://www.smore.com/mvnaf

Priority submission deadline for proposals — Dec. 13, 2018

Deadline for proposals — Feb. 1, 2019
*Based on availability with no assurances of acceptance*

When is TERS 2019? April 13th, 2019


Where? Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

·         Present your educational technology research to others

·         Accepted publications will be published in Volume 3, 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.

I want to thank you for allowing me to send you this personal email pertaining to TERS 2019! Please let me know if you would no longer wish to receive emails from me and I will be glad to remove you from my contact list.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lynn Hummel, Ed. D.

PAECT Higher Education Representative
Assistant Professor – Department of Instructional Technology
204 Sutliff Hall
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA  17815

Online Northwest

Online Northwest 2019

Online Only: Thinking about Content, Practices, and Equity

Call for Speakers

Deadline:  December 10th, 2018 at 5pm

Conference date & location:  March 29, 2019 at Portland State University, Portland OR

Theme: Online-Only: Thinking about Content, Practices, and Equity

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on the intersection of libraries, technology, and culture. The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks proposals for 45-minute panels and 7 minute lightning talks, workshops, and presentations on topics related to our conference theme: Online-Only: Thinking about Content, Practices, and Equity, especially with respect to following tracks and topics:

  • Online-only Information Literacy Instruction

  • Technology Trends: Security, Accessibility, Technology Skills

  • Data: Librarianship, Data Management, Project Management

  • Open Access: Social Justice, OER, Open Research

In addition, proposals that address other online-only aspects of librarianship are welcome as well!

Proposals will be accepted until 5pm on December 10, 2018. To submit a proposal, follow this link and create an account: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/ir_submit.cgi?context=onlinenorthwest

For more information about Online Northwest, please see our website:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/ . Information about conference registration will be posted shortly.

LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group

The LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group seeks proposals for its meeting on
Saturday, January 26th at 4:00-5:30 PM during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting
in Seattle, Washington.

The Open Source Systems IG encourages active participation in the open source
community, promotes the use of open source software in libraries, and
advocates for the development of open standards and policies. We invite you to
share your experience implementing and using open source systems in your
organization.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
– the new website you built with an open source CMS like WordPress, Drupal, or
Joomla
– your recent ILS move to Koha or Evergreen
– a digital repository you set up with Omeka or Islandora
– your switch from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice
– the brand new software you just created and want to share with the community

Presenters will be allotted 15 minutes with a short time afterwards for
questions.

Please email proposals to Jake Ineichen (jineichen@madisonpubliclibrary.org)
or Rob Nunez (rnunez@mykpl.info) by Friday, December 14th.

Your proposal should include:
– Proposal title
– Proposal description (up to 150 words)
– Name and position of presenter

We will notify you by Friday, December 21st if your proposal has been
accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Jake Ineichen (Co-chair) and Rob Nunez (Co-chair)