LILAC 2018

We are pleased to let you know that the call for papers for LILAC 2018 is now open.

This year LILAC 2018 will be taking place from 4th-6th April 2018 in Liverpool and will be hosted jointly by librarians at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

LILAC welcomes proposals which address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. This year we have a brand new paper format – the Masterclass. This new format acts as a window into something that you do that works really well that you want to share with the rest of the LILAC 2018 delegates. Think of it as a Teachmeet with more time.

More information about all the paper types, including the LILAC Lagadothon and new Masterclass format can be found on the LILAC website: http://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-2018/call-for-papers.

Deadline for proposals:

    • Call for papers opens 3rd October 2017
    • Call for papers closes 15th November 2017
    • Final presentations for 19 March 2018

To submit a paper you will need to register an account via http://www.lilacconference.com/register – if you already have an account then you just need to login and go to ‘my account’ where you’ll see details of how to submit your abstract.

All proposals are blind refereed by our panel of reviewers.  Applicants will be notified by 22ndDecember 2017 if they have been successful or otherwise. If you have any queries please contact papers@lilacconference.com.

We hope to see you there.

 

8th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference

Emerging Learning Design is now accepting proposals for the

8th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference (#ELDc18)

May 31st – June 1st, 2018 at Montclair State University.

 

The theme for this year’s conference is

From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX)

 

Education has changed more in the last 25 years than the 250 before that. Whereas once the norm was teacher-focused, sage-on-the-stage, a shift is still going on that places the learner at the core of the learning experience.  Driven by the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes, LX pushes to make sure the learner voice is integrated more purposefully by sharing the experience development and iteration process with those for whom it is designed.

 

From an emphasis on scaffolding and creating software with Learner Centered Design to the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes with Learning Experience (LX) Design the goal continues to be to create effective and meaningful experiences for the learner.  ELDc18 seeks to bring together diverse voices and innovative approaches to designing with the learner in mind.

 

The following topics are examples, but are in no way exhaustive or limited:

  • How might learners be involved in the design and evaluation of learning experiences?
  • What are examples of personalized learning and what can we learn from these experiments?
  • How can we use learning analytics to better understand aspects of learning experiences?
  • What are some organizational approaches to incorporating user experience research and iteration into the learning design process?

 

Submission are encouraged that tie to the theme, our mission, or, any of our ELDc18 Keywords

 

ELDc18 Submission Information

  • Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Visit the ELDc18 Conference Website for
    • Proposals Submission Form
    • Session Types & Keywords
    • FAQs

Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity

Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDjGoogle+, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

 

ELD conferences provide physical space for the ongoing discussion of how pedagogy, research, and scholarship can be be enhanced and transformed by technology. The ELD Annual Conference is a space designed to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse. The ELD Annual Conference makes its home at Montclair State University (MSU.)

 

Please contact eldc.program@gmail.com for more information.

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

 1st Call for Proposals


                

                Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18

                 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

2018 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Saturday, May 19  through Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Timberline Lodge

One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood

www.acquisitionsinstitute.org

Call for Proposals

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.

A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections to be held May 19-22, 2018.

A small (no more than 85 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.

 

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management.  Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received.  We may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels.

Topics we and/or last year’s attendees think would be great include:

Technology in acquisitions

Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections (e.g., hiring practices, developing / promoting staff from within, how we as libraries can influence what gets published in terms of diversity, etc.)

Evaluating your existing collections for diversity

Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)

Negotiation skills and how to use them

Ethics in acquisitions

Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability

Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.) Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)

Impacts of Open Access  and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development

Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians

Small academic library or public library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development

Print today:  what are the collection management issues?

Trends and issues in licensing

Collection development beyond DDA/PDA, approval plans, etc.

 

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2017.

 

Submission proposal form: http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2018-call-for-proposals/

 

Important Dates

Mon 9/18/17: Call for proposals announced

Sun 12/31/17: Proposals due

Wed 1/17/18: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified

Fri 1/19/18: Presenters confirm commitment to present

Mon 2/5/18: Registration opens

 

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is

Lindsay Cronk, University of Rochester;

Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;

Stacey Devine, Library of Congress;

Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University;

Kim Maxwell, MIT;

Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon; and

Scott Alan Smith, Librarian at Large

 

 

Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness

The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness. The event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

 

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? Excited about a simple but powerful technique that you want to share with interested colleagues? Submit a lightning round proposal to teach folks to spot false, misleading, and all other shades of duplicitous public discourse. Topics may include…

  • Statistics in reporting
  • Scientific studies in the news
  • Bias in the news
  • Evaluating non-textual information (photos, video, infographics)
  • Government sources
  • Filter bubbles

There is no slide limit, but the round cannot exceed 10 minutes, so practice, practice, practice!

 

Submit your proposal online: https://goo.gl/forms/8cZjmi14qfvXiSbz2  

Deadline: October 20, 2017

Notification of acceptance by: October 30, 2017

 

Questions? Email Nancy Bellafante at nancybe@law.upenn.edu

ALA Book Call for Chapters: Managing Your Libraries’ Organizational Knowledge

We are accepting chapter proposals for an upcoming book published by ALA Editions, Managing Your Libraries’ Organizational Knowledge.  We welcome proposals from librarians, faculty, and administrators working at academic and public libraries in the United States and Canada.

Theme of the Book

For this book, knowledge management (KM) refers to intentional implementation of a plan where unique human knowledge from employees is captured, leveraged, and preserved to provide long-term operational benefits to an organization. KM theory and practice is an expanding area of interest in many academic and large public libraries. Although librarians and information professionals are well versed at providing resources to their external users, the management of knowledge created within their organizations can be a challenge. Identifying, preserving, and disseminating internal intellectual and experiential knowledge is important for library and information organization management because it saves time, money, and duplicated effort. This book provides 1) an introduction of basic KM theory as it applies to information organizations, including definitions and history of the field; 2) a literature review of key articles, books, and other resources in KM and; 3) targeted, real life case studies of KM applications in academic and public libraries.

Proposals for chapter-length case studies are welcomed on any KM projects from academic and public libraries in the United States and Canada. We especially welcome proposals from large institutions with demonstrated organizational challenges of managing internal information and knowledge that have implemented thought-provoking, innovating, and successful solutions.

Details

Proposals should include the names of all intended authors and institutional affiliations, identification of primary contact with e-mail address, proposed title of chapter, and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Proposals should be submitted to both book editors, Jennifer Bartlett and Spencer Acadia, by e-mail on or before October 15, 2017.

Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to write a chapter within the range of 12-15 pages, double-spaced, including all text, references, tables, images, and photographs. Each chapter must address the following points:

  1. Describe your library and its larger institutional setting.
  2. Describe your organization’s knowledge management need. What is the purpose and focus of your KM project? How have you integrated theoretical or methodological concepts to better inform your project?
  3. What resources were required for the project, including human resources, financial resources, and technological resources? How and why were they sufficient or not?
  4. In your view, was the project successful, and why or why not? What have been its challenges and how were those overcome?
  5. What are the implications of the project to other academic, public, or other libraries? What is the applicability of the project outside of your institution?

Timeline

  • October 15, 2017: Chapter proposals due to editors
  • November 3, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance
  • February 2, 2018: Chapter drafts due to editors
  • March 2, 2018: Editors’ comments provided to authors
  • April 13, 2018: Revised drafts due to editors

We look forward to reading your submissions. If you have questions, please contact us.

Jennifer Bartlett, Editor

jenniferbartlett33@gmail.com

Spencer Acadia, Editor

acadias1@gmail.com

About the Editors

  • Jennifer Bartlett is an assistant professor and the Interim Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Research at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She has worked in academic and public libraries for over 20 years and focuses on public services, access services, and academic library management and administration. Since 2011, she has authored the “New and Noteworthy” column in Library Leadership and Management, the journal of ALA’s Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). She is also a member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Knowledge Management Standing Committee. Jen can be reached at bartlett33@gmail.com.
  • Spencer Acadia is the Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries and has worked in academic libraries for ten years. He has published peer-reviewed and professional articles and chapters—several on knowledge management—for such publishers as ALA, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Gale, and de Gruyter Saur. He is a standing committee member in the knowledge management section of the International Federation of Library Organizations (IFLA), and is an active member in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST). He has been active in conferencing by presenting papers and posters at ACRL and IFLA, as well as chairing an IFLA pre-conference on knowledge management. In addition to an MLS, he holds a PhD in sociology and a master’s degree in psychology. Spencer can be reached at acadias1@gmail.com.

 

Urban Library Journal (ULJ)

Call for Papers
Urban Library Journal (ULJ) is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of research that addresses all aspects of urban libraries and urban librarianship.
 
Urban Library Journal invites submissions in broad areas such as public higher education, urban studies, multiculturalism, library and educational services to immigrants, preservation of public higher education, and universal access to World Wide Web resources. We welcome articles that focus on all forms of librarianship in an urban setting, whether that setting is an academic, research, public, school, or special library.
 
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Reference and instruction in diverse, multicultural urban settings
  • Radical librarianship, social justice issues, and/or informed agitation
  • Intentional design / “library as space” in an urban setting
  • Physical and/or virtual accessibility issues
  • Open access / open education resources in urban systems
  • Innovative collaboration between academic departments, other branches, or community partnerships
  • More!
 
Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website: http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/author_guidelines.html
 
The submission period is open! We publish articles on a rolling basis and close issues twice per year (Oct / May). For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue: http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj.
 
If you have questions about whether your paper topic is within the journal’s scope, please email the editors Anne.Hays@csi.cuny.edu,  Angel.Falcon@bcc.cuny.edu, and/or Cheryl Branch cb1704@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL

It’s that time again, folks! Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL needs *YOUR* content! We’re looking for articles, annotated bibliographies, and materials reviews! You can submit one of two ways:
1. Through the Codex website at http://codex.acrlla.org
2. Or directly to this email (lowe@ulm.edu)
Regardless of which way you choose to submit, please make sure to read the Author’s Guidelines page(http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Deadline for submissions will be Friday, October 27, 2017, by 4:30pmRemember: you don’t have to be a librarian, work in Louisiana, or even be a member of ACRL or ACRL-LA to submit – we welcome submissions from staff and LIS students as well! We’re all in this together! Please feel free to share this with your colleagues!
If you have questions regarding submissions to the journal, or would like to talk to me about an idea for an article, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Megan Lowe, Editor

Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership

As a follow up to our recently published edited collection, Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership<https://www.routledge.com/Surviving-Sexism-in-Academia-Feminist-Strategies-for-Leadership/Cole-Hassel/p/book/9781138696846>, Kirsti Cole and Holly Hassel are soliciting proposals for an edited collection, Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership. You can find the full call for proposals here:

https://sites.google.com/view/ecasfl/home

A regular review of the trade daily sites like the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed will demonstrates that there is no shortage of concerns, problems, and challenges facing higher education in the current moment. Reductions in state funding to universities place ever greater pressure on faculty and staff to make cuts, seek new ‘revenue streams’ and do less with less. At the same time, most of the published work on leadership focuses on a narrowly defined sort of leadership, one that is largely unidirectional. This proposed edited collection calls for chapters that deploy a range of methodologies, but that focus on change efforts across a wide range of institutional environments in which writers describe successful change work. Possible topics may include:

Access to and support for students, faculty, and staff (including Students’ Rights to Their Own Language, emergency grants for students in need, parental leave policies, contingent faculty rights, Title IX initiatives, protections for DACA recipients, graduate and faculty labor organizations)

Benefits and workload changes (advocacy for improvements in, and support for, or resistance to imposed changes)

Acknowledgement of the value of particular types of service or research (area studies, scholarship of teaching and learning, public scholarship)

University policies and/or faculty and student led strategies that focus on harassment, bullying, and workplace environments

Methods for dealing effectively with burdensome administrative requests on faculty time

Strategies for confronting the language of crisis in higher education

Histories of effective change (longstanding LGBTQ centers and Women’s Centers, student organizations, faculty development initiatives, academic libraries and librarians, mentoring strategies, leadership development, labor organizing)

Curriculum development or classroom, department, university, or discipline-wide initiatives geared towards inclusion

Equity, transparency, and consistency in performance reviews, tenure and promotion decisions, and other evaluative processes

We seek to acknowledge how change can happen when the people who have the incentive to change (but perhaps little power) and the decision-makers with the power work together. Successful chapters will describe the writers’ goals, how change was leveraged, and how the goals were achieved. We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following:

§ Rhetorical strategies and values for effecting change

§ The roles of various disciplines in making change

§ Interdisciplinary collaboration

§ Cross-campus collaboration

§ Cross-rank collaboration (graduate and faculty, contingent and tenured, faculty and administrative, student and administrative)

§ Confronting white supremacy and engaging in anti-racist decision-making

§ Partnerships between higher education and local communities/community organizations

§ Disciplinary organizations addressing challenges

§ Launching initiatives and securing resources for diverse groups (inclusive and intersectional initiatives that support multicultural, immigrant, LGBTQ, women, veterans, and other students, faculty, and staff)

Please submit a chapter proposal of 500 words to Holly Hassel (holly.hassel@uwc.edu) and Kirsti Cole (kirsti.cole@mnsu.edu) by January 15, 2018. Chapter proposals should describe the author’s primary focus or claim, include a brief discussion of methodology and data sources, and situate the chapter within existing literature on the topic. Chapters will be formatted in MLA style, 8th edition. Please include author(s’) names, institutional affiliation (if relevant), and contact information (email). Acceptances will be confirmed by March 1, 2018. Full manuscripts due September 1, 2018.