Category Archives: Research

Empirical Librarians 2018

Knoxville, TN

 

Do you support faculty researchers or graduate student researchers?

Or, do you do your own research?

Then we have a conference for you!

Please join us for the 4th Empirical Librarians conference, EmpLibs18. EmpLibs18 is a mini-conference on librarians and research, and will be held on February 16,  2018, at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN.

We seek presentation proposals from librarians, library professionals, and LIS students on our two conference topic tracks:

(1) supporting original research, through faculty and graduate outreach, scholarly communications, etc.; and

(2) doing research in libraries.

All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer review.

We are particularly interested in hearing practical ideas for researcher support and concrete discussions of methods for librarian research. Our experience is that the more we learn about doing research the better we are at supporting research, and vice versa. For that reason this conference brings together librarians who are researchers with librarians who support researchers, in order to share all manner of knowledge about research! 

This would be a great forum for presenters to revisit an already-presented project but focus on the “how to” of techniques you used instead of the findings.

Please submit proposals for concurrent sessions, panels, and/or lightning talks at  http://www.library.ncat.edu/elprop by November 30, 2017.

 Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs18 will be a one-day conference with a half-day preconference. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, February 16th, 2018, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. An optional writers’ preconference will be included for interested librarians on Thursday afternoon from 1-5pm. Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the UT University Libraries and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) library.

For questions or more information, please contact Nina Exner at ninae@ncat.edu. Thanks!

Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

March 22- 23, 2018
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw GA

Call for proposals (proposal deadline: Oct. 8, 2017)

Conference Description

As universities continue to add and diversify their graduate programs, academic libraries have become increasingly responsive to the distinct needs of graduate students, considering and experimenting with specialized services, instruction programs and spaces. The mission of the conference is to provide the opportunity to share innovative approaches, best practices, and research on how academic libraries serve graduate students.

Who should attend?

  • Librarians providing support to graduate students
  • Library administrators responsible for planning and assessing library impact
  • Library school students preparing for careers in academic libraries
  • Faculty interested in fostering collaboration with libraries in graduate education

Proposals

For this second conference, we will give priority to proposals that clearly show how the session organizers will foster participation during the session.

Session types:

25-minute individual presentations

50-minute panel presentations

50-minute roundtables

90-minute workshops incorporating exercises

5-minute lightning presentations:  Do you have an idea or tip you’d like to tell others? You’ll have five minutes to tell your fellow graduate librarians all about it!

Submit proposals by Oct. 8, 2017, at

http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibconf/Link to 2016 conference:  http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibconf/2016/

For more information, contact:

Elisabeth Shields (Program)
eshield5@kennesaw.edu
470-578-2791
Cheryl Stiles (Logistics & Arrangements)
cstiles@kennesaw.edu
470-578-6003

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2017 LIBRARY RESEARCH ROUND TABLE FORUMS

ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, June 22-27

 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for two Research Forums at the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The LRRT Research Forums will feature 20-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due midnight Eastern on Monday, May 1, 2017. (See submission information below.) Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, May 5, 2017.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSIONS

LRRT Research Forum 1: Emerging Topics in LIS Research

This session, for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students, will feature three research papers that investigate emerging topics in library and information science (LIS) research. The three peer-reviewed papers will be selected as examples of excellence in research relating to new and under-studied topics in the broad field of information services.

 

LRRT Research Forum 2: Theory, Methods, and Practices in Library Research: Reports from the Field

This session, for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students, will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

 

SUBMISSIONS DETAILS

LRRT welcomes submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome to submit.

 

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select six papers, three for each of the two forums. Authors of the selected papers will be required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

 

1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.

2. Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.

3. Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

 

Note: Research accepted for publication by January 31, 2017, will not be considered.

 

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses. Also indicate which forum you are applying for:

 

Forum 1: Emerging Topics in LIS Research

Forum 2: Theory, Methods, and Practices in Library Research: Reports from the Field

 

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

 

1. The paper title.

2. A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).

3. A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

 

Send submissions via email to:

 

Denise E. Agosto, Ph.D.

Professor

Library Research Round Table Chair

College of Computing & Informatics

Philadelphia, PA  19104

dea22@drexel.edu

 

 

9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017)

With pleasure we invite you to participate, submit an Abstract and/or organize and chair an Invited Session (4-6 talks) or address an invited talk in the forthcoming Conference in Limerick, Ireland ((23-26 May 2017) for the 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017,  http://www.isast.org) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

This is the ninth year of the conference which brings together different disciplines on library and information science; it is a multi–disciplinary conference that covers the Library and Information Science topics in conjunction to other disciplines (e.g. big data, open data and open source, innovation and technological transfer, management and marketing, statistics and data analysis, information technology, human resources, museums, archives, special librarianship, etc).

The conference invites special and contributed sessions, oral communications, workshops and posters.

Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.

Main topics

The emphasis is given to the models and the initiatives focus on the  Data.

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

  1. Data Mining, content analysis, taxonomies, ontologies
  2. Open Data, Open Access, Analysis and Applications
  3. Big Data and its Management
  4. Information Ethics
  5. Information and Knowledge Management
  6. Synergies, Organizational Models and Information Systems
  7. Multimedia Systems and Applications
  8. Computer Networks and Social Networks,
  9. Health Reference and Informatics
  10. Information Technologies in Education
  11. Decision making in service innovation
  12. STM information development

Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at:  secretar@isast.org or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

  1. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
  2. full papers (not exceeding9,000 words);
  3. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);

 

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/.

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines: http://www.isast.org/

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).

Student submissions

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2017 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: secretar@isast.org

Important dates:

Deadline of abstracts submitted: 20 December 2016

Reviewer’s response: in 3 weeks after submission

Early registration: 30th of March 2017

Paper and Presentation Slides: 1st of May 2017

Conference dates: 23-26 May 2017

Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals.

QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at secretar@isast.org. Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org or contact the secretary of the conference at : secretar@isast.org

Looking forward to welcoming you in Limerick,

With our best regards,

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Anthi Katsirikou, PhD

Conference Co-Chair University of Piraeus Library Director Head, European Documentation Center Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

anthi@asmda.com

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, AND MUSEUMS AREA

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 12-15, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, or museums, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials. Papers from graduate students are welcome.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2016. Proposals may be submitted at https://conference.pcaaca.org. Please direct any questions to the area chair or co-chair for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture:

Chair: Allen Ellis

Professor of Library Services

W. Frank Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101

USA

859-572-5527

ellisa@nku.edu
Co-chair: Casey Hoeve

Assistant Professor

509A Hale Library

Kansas State University

Manhattan KS 66506

USA

859-532-7672 achoeve@ksu.edu

 

OpenCon

OpenCon is the conference and community for students and early career professionals interested in advancing Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. OpenCon 2016 will be held on November 12-14 in Washington, DC. Each year, OpenCon brings together a diverse, representative, and engaged group of participants, with travel scholarships available to most participants. For this reason, attendance at OpenCon 2016 is by application only.

The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2016 extend far beyond attending the Washington, DC meeting. It’s an opportunity to find collaborators, get connected with scholarships to attend related conferences, and be recognized by the community for the work you do to promote Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. To find out more about OpenCon before applying, click here. To learn more about these issues, click here.

Applications are due by Monday July 11 at 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time.

Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 are now open! Attendance at OpenCon 2016 is by application only as most participants receive travel scholarships if needed, but anyone can attend remotely.

 

2016 Library Research Round Table Forums

ALA Annual Conference, Orlando

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor two Research Forums at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The LRRT Forums are a set of programs featuring presentations of library and information science (LIS) research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion. The two sessions are described below:

LRRT Research Forum: Connecting Research and Practice

This session, for practitioners, researchers, and students, will feature three research papers that demonstrate how library and information science research can be used to improve library services. The three peer-reviewed papers will be selected by members of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) as examples of quality research to improve library practice.

LRRT Research Forum: New Voices and Studies from the Field

This session, for practitioners, researchers, and students, will feature three graduate research papers selected as examples of studies that have the potential to make significant contributions to the library field. Audience members will learn about the latest research-in-progress from graduate students in library and information science programs.

LRRT welcomes papers emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are invited and welcomed to submit proposals.

The Committee will utilize a “blind” review process to select a maximum of six papers, three for each of the two forums. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection are:

  1. Significance of the study to library and information science research
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology
  3. Potential for research to fill a gap or to build on previous studies in LIS
  4. Previously published research or research accepted for publication by January, 2016 will not be considered.

Proposals are due by midnight Eastern on Friday, March 4, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, March 28.

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation, and contact information (including your mailing address and email address). Also indicate which forum you are applying for:

  • Connecting Research and Practice
  • New Voices and Studies from the Field

The second page should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include:

  1. The title of your project
  2. A 500-word abstract of the research project. The abstract must include a problem statement, problem significance, project objectives, methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress), and an indication of whether the research is in-progress or completed.

Please send submissions (via email or post) to:

Karen Gavigan, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                      

Associate Professor                                                                                                                                             

Library Research Round Table Chair-Elect                                                                                                          

School of Library and Information Science                                                                                                             

1501 Greene Street                                                                                                                                              

Columbia, South Carolina 29208                                                                                             kgavigan@mailbox.sc.edu                                                                                                                                  

(803) 777-1676

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center Research Associates

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center<https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/> announces a call for applications<https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/applying_to_the_center> for Research Associates in 2016-2017 (DEADLINE February 15, 2016):

Located in a geographic area with one of the largest concentrations of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. To support this work, the Center established its Associates Program more than 20 years ago. Scholars come to the Center from around the world, seeking a supportive environment to carry out their research. Given an office with access to extensive consortium resources, associates gather regularly to discuss their research with each other and interested local faculty in a variety of settings.

Applicants should complete our online application<http://apply.interfolio.com/33104> (http://apply.interfolio.com/33104) that includes a project proposal (up to three pages in length), curriculum vitae and contact information for two professional references. Project proposals should include 1) a statement about the contribution to and significance of the project or dissertation for research and teaching in women and gender studies, 2) a detailed description of the project or dissertation and timeline, and 3) how a stay in the Five Colleges will advance the project or dissertation.

Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of the associate in this unpaid residency. It is important that associates remain in residence for the duration; beyond this requirement for the facilitation of community, associates define the scope of their research program for the semester or year. The Center’s director will help identify conversation partners and resources as requested.

For further information, contact the Center at fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu<mailto:fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu> or 413-538-2275.

https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/applying_to_the_center

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-2275<tel:413-538-2275>
fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu<mailto:fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu>
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc

Library Research Awards 2016/17

http://library.barnard.edu/news/Announcing-Library-Research-Awards-201617

The Barnard Library will award two grants of $2,500 to researchers using its Archives, Zine Library or Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) collection.

Undergraduate and graduate students, professors and independent scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area are encouraged to apply.

Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, second and third wave feminist and LGBTQ print ephemera (1970s-present newsletters, pamphlets, zines, etc.), riot grrrl, late 20th century girlhood, 20th century women’s education, NYC modern dance history, representations of women’s sexuality and embodiment, contemporary zine culture, zines by women of color. Find out more about each collection by visiting its individual website: Archives, BCRW, Zines.

Award money may be used for whatever will facilitate the researcher’s work at Barnard, e.g., travel, housing, childcare.

Applications will be accepted through February 29, 2016. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2016 for research to be conducted at Barnard during the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.

Librarians at Barnard were inspired to create this program by similar awards at Columbia University and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

NEXT DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2016

*The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography* (JUE) is an online journal for
research conducted by undergraduates. We distribute original
student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to
bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures,
rituals and social institutions. The JUE encourages current undergraduates
or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit
original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Papers may include
research on any topic. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising
student work.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are *January 31 *and
July 31. Please check out our website (undergraduateethnography.org)
for submission
guidelines <http://undergraduateethnography.org/submission-guidelines> and past
issues <http://undergraduateethnography.org/issues>. For further
information, contact Martha Radice at radice@undergraduateethnography.org.


Hülya Arık, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Women & Gender Studies;
University of Toronto, Scarborough
*hulya.arik@utoronto.ca <hulya.arik@utoronto.ca> *
-Department of Environment &Geography
University of Manitoba;
–Editorial Board Member,
The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography
http://undergraduateethnography.org/
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