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LACUNY Institute 2015Privacy and Surveillance: Library Advocacy for the 21st Century

The Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) seeks
proposals for the 2015 LACUNY Institute.

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Call for Proposals
Privacy and Surveillance: Library Advocacy for the 21st Century
LACUNY Institute 2015

Date: May 8, 2015
Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Keynote Speaker: Rainey Reitman (Activism Director, Electronic Frontier
Foundation; Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Freedom of the Press
Foundation)

Submission Deadline: January 13, 2015

Historically, librarians have defended patron privacy on the grounds that it is
crucial to free speech, freedom of thought, and equal access to information.
These core values, which occasionally have led librarians to confrontation with
law enforcement, are embedded in our professional ethics. The American Library
Association’s Privacy Toolkit demarcates a broad territory for the profession
to safeguard: “In libraries, the right to privacy is the right to open
inquiry without having the subject of one’s interest examined or scrutinized
by others” (Privacy and Confidentiality: Library Core Values).

Nevertheless, patron data can now be scrutinized not just by FBI agents with
secret warrants, but also by database and e-book vendors, social media
companies, and Internet marketers. The digital nature of today’s information
sources has allowed for mass collection of patron data–as demonstrated by the
NSA’s covert collection of telephone and Internet records. Our profession has
been slow to respond. In this new technological and political landscape, which
privacy violations pose a threat to our mission of promoting free speech and
free thought? How can librarians convince those in power that patron privacy is
crucial to our institutions and our communities? Can we negotiate contracts
with vendors that protect reader privacy? How should we talk to our students
about these issues, and what can we learn from them about the future of
privacy?

The LACUNY Institute seeks proposals that explore all aspects of privacy in
libraries, with a special emphasis on academic settings. We welcome proposals
from those inside and outside the profession. This year, we will feature two
kinds of presentations:

*Paper Presentations* (20 minutes)
The Institute will include several moderated panel presentations, which may be
historical, theoretical, legal, or practical in nature. Please include time for
questions and discussion.

A few examples include:
• Library Code of Ethics and its relevance today
• Current laws and precedents relating to privacy
• The information economy and user data
• Predictive analytics
• Assessment and student privacy
• The Dark Web

*Lightning Presentations* (10 minutes)
At the close of the Institute, attendees will disperse to a number of
simultaneous lightning presentations. These should be highly practical in
nature and focused on a single, specific issue. The goal is to provide
attendees with concrete steps for action. Please build in substantial time for
questions and discussion, and plan to bring handouts or other takeaways.

A few examples include:
• Lesson plans for teaching students about privacy
• How to read vendor contracts and negotiate for privacy rights
• Privacy-protecting alternatives to common tools and websites (e.g.,
ownCloud, DuckDuckGo)
• Setting up a Tor relay
• Proven steps for promoting privacy initiatives among faculty and
administrators

Please submit proposals for paper and lightning presentations, including a
300-500 word abstract, to http://lacuny.org/institute-call-for-proposals/ by
January 13, 2015.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer.Poggiali@lehman.cuny.edu.
For more information, visit the Institute website:
http://2015lacunyinst.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014

A book edited by

Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/XyBh9q

For release in the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series

Series Editor: Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)

ISSN: 2326-8905

 Propose a chapter for this book

 The Advances in Educational Technologies & Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series is a resource where researchers, students, administrators, and educators alike can find the most updated research and theories regarding technology’s integration within education and its effect on teaching as a practice.

Introduction

“By nature men are nearly alike, but through experience they grow wide apart.” “Those who are born wise are the highest type of men; those who become wise through learning come next; those who are dull-witted and yet strive to learn come after that. Those who are dull-witted and yet make no effort to learn are the lowest type of men.”

-Confucius (551-479 B.C.)

Implicit in the above statements by Confucius is that learning on the micro level makes a difference in people’s lives. Learning opportunities and learning outcomes contribute to the following:

  • Learning provides the best resources for teaching and learning.
  • Learning provides the grounds for individual identity.
  • Learning incorporates individual differences.
  • Learning may create barriers/mental models for new learning.

 

On the macro level, learning results in enhancing a nation’s overall development, including its economy. Qian xuesen, a Chinese-born aeronautical engineer would not have become the father of China’s space program had it not been for his learning opportunities at Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Learning during the Industrial Revolution resulted in technological advances such as the inventions of the locomotive, the power loom, the telegraph, the sewing machine, the railroad system that moved our society forward into the Digital Age. Scientists in the Digital Age such as Steve Jobs have changed the way learners learn and turn information into knowledge. Technology serves as an access point to knowledge. Furthermore, learners learn technology, learn with technology and learn from technology. The Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age will feature the chapters in the following areas:

  • Learning opportunities that result in learning outcomes.
  • Learning outcomes that create new learning opportunities.
  • Both learning opportunities and learning outcomes that make a difference in people’s lives and a nation’s overall development.
  • Learning results in more technological advancements and technology that creates new learning opportunities and learning outcomes.

 

 

Objective of the Book

Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age will feature full length chapters (around 12,000 words per chapter) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of concepts related to learning outcomes and opportunities in the digital age.

 

Target Audience

Researchers, scholars, professors, and learners across the disciplines such as Education, Business, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences.

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Given the broad theme of this volume, contributing authors may determine their own research topics and send their chapter proposals to the editor for consideration for inclusion in the volume. This volume intends to address all pertinent issues and concerns in learning outcomes and opportunities in the digital age. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Learning and Technology
  • Assessment of Learning and Technology
  • Creating Learning Opportunities through Technology
  • Learning Opportunities and Learning Outcomes
  • Learning and Cultures
  • Learning and MOOCS
  • Lifelong Learning and Technology
  • New Brain Research and Learning
  • Learning and Careers
  • Learning and Economy
  • Learning and Workforce
  • Addressing Learning and Outcomes in the Digital Age

 

 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

 

All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

 

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014 Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2014 Full chapter Submission: February 15, 2015 Review Process Update: March 30, 2015 Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2015 Full Chapter Submission (publication ready): April 30, 2015

 

Inquiries can be forwarded to

Dr. Victor C.X. Wang  Florida Atlantic University vcxwang@gmail.com

 

Propose a chapter for this book

 

 

The 20th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Comuunications (ISCC 2015)

6-9 July 2015, Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

http://ieee-iscc.org/2015

ISCC 2015, in its 20th anniversary, will provide an insight into the unique
world stemming from the interaction between the fields of computers and
communications. ISCC 2015 will provide an international technical forum for
experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of
ongoing research in most state-of-the-art areas of computer and
communications. This year, special focus will be on the challenging issues
and opportunities related to the computing, sensing and communication in
the era of the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data. You are
invited to submit a full paper or a proposal for a panel/invited session or a
tutorial, related to the following topics of interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* ACCESS NETWORKS
* DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
* BIOINFORMATICS AND MEDICAL INFORMATICS
* MODELING AND SIMULATION
* BIG DATA, DATA MINING AND DATABASE
* APPLICATIONS
* DIGITAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
* NETWORK DESIGN, OPTIMIZATION, AND MANAGEMENT
* NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS INFRASTRUCTURES AND MANAGEMENT
* DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND MANAGEMENT
* NETWORK RELIABILITY, QUALITY OF SER-VICE AND QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE
* ECONOMIC AND REGULATORY ISSUES
* OPTICAL NETWORKING
* E-COMMERCE AND E-SERVICES
* FAULT-TOLERANCE AND ERROR RECOVERY
* PEER-TO-PEER COMPUTING
* REAL TIME COMMUNICATION SERVICES
* GRID, CLUSTER AND CLOUD COMPUTING
* ROUTING AND MULTICAST
* HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES
* IMAGE PROCESSING AND VISUALIZATION
* SECURITY, CRYPTOGRAPHY AND PRIVACY
* SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
* INTERNET SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS
* STANDARDS EVOLUTION
* ADVANCES IN INTERNET PROTOCOLS
* MANAGEMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS
* COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORKING
* SENSOR NETWORKS AND MOBILE SENSING
* DISTRIBUTED AND MOBILE MIDDLEWARE
* OVERLAY AND PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKS
* WEB SERVICES AND SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURES
* WIRELESS, CELLULAR AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
* GREEN NETWORKING AND SMART GRID
* CLOUD COMPUTING
* INTERNET OF THE FUTURE
* BIO-INSPIRED COMPUTING IN COMMUNICATIONS
* COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND MANAGEMENT
* INTERNET OF THINGS AND SMART CITIES
* ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
* SOCIAL NETWORKS AND CROWDSOURCING
* SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR SMART CITIES
* WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORKS AND WIRELESS HEALTH

Review manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more
than 8 pages in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables,
figures and references. Note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be
published with no additional charge. Exceeding pages will be charged an
additional fee. Extended versions of selected best papers will be
recommended for publication in a Special Issue of a prestigious International
Journal.

Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, on-line via the EDAS
system: http://edas.info/N18819

Paper Submission Deadline: January 26th, 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 27th, 2015
Submission of Camera-Ready Paper: April 17th, 2015

General Co-Chairs
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Finance and Registration Co-Chairs
Reda Ammar, University of Connecticut, USA
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece

Publication Co-Chairs
Josephine Antoniou, University of Central Lancanshire, Cyprus
Nicos Komninos, City University London, UK

Keynote Speakers Co-Chairs
Panayiotis Kolios, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marios Lestas, Frederick University, Cyprus

Workshop Co-Chairs
Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Andreas Kamilaris, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

Publicity Co-Chairs
Habib M. Ammari, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Chrysostomos Chrysostomou, Frederick University, Cyprus
Mario Dantas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Australia
Ahmet Sekercioglu, Monash University, Australia
Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA

Steering Committee
Reda Ammar, University of Connecticut, USA
Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy
Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Christos Douligeris, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Adel S. Elmaghraby, Univ. of Louisville, USA
Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida, USA
Ahmed Tantawy, IBM, USA

Welcome to the new home of Dolores’ List of CFPs!

Penn State has migrated its blogs to sites@psu so welcome to the new home of Dolores’ List of CFPs! I will still be posting calls for papers and presentations in the disciplines of Library Science, Information Science, Instructional Design and Technology, Education, including Adult Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Other calls may be listed that relate in some way to the above disciplines. There will be more advice coming about writing, publishing and presenting so stay tuned. Feel free to send me calls for papers or presentations at dxf19@psu.edu!

 

PaLA poster sessions

The Poster Session Committee is currently accepting poster session proposals for the PaLA Conference to take place October 20 – 23, 2013 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in western Pennsylvania. 

 

Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. They are a great way to share your interesting work without doing a formal presentation. 

 

All proposals should be submitted online via the Poster Session Submission Form.

For more information regarding the poster sessions, or to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF copy of the form is available for download.  The link to both the online submission form and PDF are also be available on the PaLA website.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  The poster session committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) later in June.

Thank you for your support of PaLA and Pennsylvania’s libraries!

 

2013 MSU LEETS

Reminder!  Steal this Idea and Poster Session proposals for the 2013 MSU LEETS are due Monday, May 6. This year’s exciting conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 1-2, 2013 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

 

Steal This Idea sessions are one hour in length (including Q&A) and are opportunities for speakers to share their successful (or not!) implementations and investigations of electronic resources and/or emerging technologies in academic libraries. Poster Sessions will be displayed in the Library’s John Grisham Room, with two scheduled times for discussion between the presenters and participants.

 

Click here to submit your proposal: http://blogs.library.msstate.edu/msuleets/?page_id=735

 

 

Thank you,

 

The MSU LEETS Programming Committee

 

MSU LEETS Co-Chairs:

Pattye Archer (parcher@library.msstate.edu)

Karen Davidson (kdavidson@library.msstate.edu)

Mary Ann Jones (mjones@library.msstate.edu)

 

library.msstate.edu/msuleets

www.facebook.com/msuleets

www.twitter.com/msu_ets

Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013

A book edited by Paul Breen

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/ZuwWyo

 

Introduction

This book is one which looks at teacher identity from a range of perspectives, incorporating aspects of theory and practice across a range of disciplines. Though discussing a series of cases in fields ranging from English language teaching to sociology, this book aspires to a synthesis of voices across disciplines; voices that are sometimes marginalised. Generally, all those voices will come from the humanities and social sciences with a range of research methods and methodologies employed to get to the heart of the matter.

Who are today‘s teachers? What are their backgrounds? What are their concerns? How do they articulate their feelings about their profession and their professional lives? What challenges do they face in today‘s educational milieu? How do they seek to overcome these challenges and are they seeking to redefine education and teaching for a new generation? The book will take a case study approach to describing, discussing, and researching these cases.  The voices contained within this synthesis include teachers across a broad spectrum of background, research interests, and opinions.

Objective of the Book

The mission of the book is to provide a synthesis of new voices in the world of education, some of whom have great publishing and research potential in the future, and to make a new and exciting contribution to the literature on teacher identity. A further purpose is to challenge perspectives on the role of the teacher and to highlight changes which are occurring in terms of access to teaching & research roles within the context of higher education.

Target Audience

This book can be used in the fields of teacher education, teacher cognition, and as an aid on any course that involves narrative research or social and cultural issues. It will be used by teacher educators and trainee teachers, as well as those who have an interest in social research into teaching, and those who are part of ‘the world’s oldest profession.’

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to:

Case studies of teachers in specific disciplines

Teacher cognition

Teacher identity

Teacher education

Narratives of teacher experience

Teachers as individuals or teachers as a group

Studies of teaching and technology

The psychology of teachers

Teachers of differing ethnicity and gender

Teachers who ‘break the mould’

Non-native English-speaking teachers of english

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 15, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 30, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 15, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

 

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 book is anticipated to be released in 2014.

 

Important Dates

April 15, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline

April 30, 2013: Notification of Acceptance

August 15, 2013: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2013: Review Results Returned

December 30, 2013: Final Chapter Submission

January 15, 2014: Final Deadline

 

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. Paul Breen

INTO University of East Anglia

102 Middlesex St, London, UK E1 7EZ

Tel.: +44 020 7059 4400

E-Mail: paulbbreen@hotmail.com or p.breen@uea.ac.uk

 

Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor:
Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising,
Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers
Magazine’s “List of Best Books for Writers”; edited Pre- &
Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association,
2012).

Co-editor:
Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of
the Journalism Option Program, Passaic County Community College,
Paterson, New Jersey; Editor/Founder, Adanna Literary Journal;
Author, Eve Asks (Muse-Pie Press, 2011).

Seeking contributors. An anthology of unpublished 3,000-4,000 word
chapters by successful, retired writers from the U.S. and Canada (up
to 3 co-authors) previously following other careers than writing.
Looking for topics as: Business Aspects of Writing, Writing as a New
Career, Networking, Using Life Experience, Surveys/Interviews on
Retired Writers, Finding Your Niche, Getting Published, Following
Dreams Put on Hold, Privacy and Legal Issues, Working With Editors,
Time Management.

With living longer, early retirement, popularity of memoir writing,
this is a how-to for baby boomers who now have time to write.
Compensation: one complimentary copy per chapter, discount on
additional copies.

Please e-mail two chapter topics each described in two sentences by
December 30, 2012 with brief pasted bio to smallwood@tm.net placing
RETIREMENT/Last Name on the subject line. If co-authored, pasted bios
for each.

Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Fall 2012***

Nominations: October 31, 2012

Submissions: November 14, 2012

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

 http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/primo

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.   If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission form rather than the Nomination form.  For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Duffy Tweedy at dtweedy@ucsd.edu or Ben Oberdick at oberdic1@mail.lib.msu.edu

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification.

Duffy Tweedy
PRIMO Co-chair
dtweedy@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-4810

Benjamin Oberdick
PRIMO Co-chair
oberdic1@mail.lib.msu.edu
517-884-0895

Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (http://goo.gl/Q0np0) is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year.

 

Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal that presents research and practical information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources.

 

Internet Reference Services Quarterly welcomes articles covering topics on the online, electronic and digital aspects and nature of library reference and information services, including reference practices, research consultations, reference sources and tools, professional librarianship, electronic communications, information literacy, instruction, online searching, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations.

 

Internet Reference Services Quarterly receives all manuscripts electronically via the journal's ScholarOne website:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/WIRS

<http://tandf.msgfocus.com/c/1NRzdhkhvzi82NQqr24FiQCY>.

 

To be considered for publication in 2012, the deadline for submissions is October 10, 2012.

 

Please send questions to IRSQ editor Jason Sokoloff at

sokolojk@jmu.edu.

 

 

For more information about Internet Reference Services Quarterly, including complete submission instructions, visit www.tandfonline.com/WIRS

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