Weave: Journal of Library User Experience

Weave is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience design for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field of library UX, and our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.

As the importance of digital services begins to rival that of collections, library user experience is taking a more central role than ever. While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and some departments are being renamed “User Experience” teams, there has been no comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. Weave is intended to fill that gap. Weave helps practitioners and theorists work together to make libraries better.

We are looking for two kinds of work:

  1. Full length, scholarly articles of relevance to UX in libraries. We are interested in publishing innovative and cutting edge research, practical applications and their implications, and ideas and speculation about future directions for UX.
  2. Features for the Dialog Box, a new kind of review section. Weave’s Dialog Box aims to extend beyond the traditional book review section and feature critical dialog not only with books but with other media that set the boundaries of library UX.AtWeave UX, we don’t want you to wait until you’ve written an article to tell us about it. Submit a short pitch for your idea, and we’ll help you develop it into an article.

Pitch us your article at: http://weaveux.org/submit

Unless otherwise noted, all content in Weave UX is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)  in order to allow for the greatest possible dissemination of our authors’ work. If this license would prevent you from publishing in Weave, then please contact us at hello@weaveux.org.

On behalf of the Weave board & editors,

Courtney McDonald

Chair, Editorial Board | Weave: Journal of Library User Experience

2017 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

October 19-21, 2017 in Baltimore, Md

For more information go to http://www.magnapubs.com/2017-leadership-in-higher-education-conference/call-for-proposals.html?utm_campaign=LHE+2017-+Leadership+in+Higher+Education+Conference&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=40774756&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–SlSnoZIBiAdihFfzdD_pttjhEjjG1bNjNOtuq34JN1nTcfz1U2msWaliwxcOmGH4elw4v3Z9WyRRD34_K3dbJOe6a5g&_hsmi=40774756

If you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a conference developed just for academic leaders.

Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leadernewsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its 2nd annual conference, Oct. 19–21 in Baltimore.

As a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference. You’ll extend you own network and grow professionally. You’ll help other academic leaders examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today—and return to campus with an invigorated outlook and an actionable plan for change.

Submitting a proposal is easy.  Areas of interest include the following tracks; however compelling and relevant proposals that fall outside of these designated topics are also welcome:

Topical Area 1: Best Practices for Deans and Department Chairs

Topical Area 2: Leadership and Management

Topical Area 3: Evaluation and Program/Department Assessment

Topical Area 4: Faculty Hiring and Development

Topical Area 5: Issues and Trends in Higher Education

 

Featuring two-and-a-half intensive days of plenary sessions, preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference provides insights to help academic leaders set direction, solve problems, and make a positive imprint on their campus.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise at a conference of your peers.

For more information about the proposal process and how to submit your proposal, please go here.

Submissions are due March 31, 2017.

Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and lodging.

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH GRANTS 

DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than April 1, 2017.

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.  The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress.  Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $1,000,000 to support over 462 projects. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is April 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in May.

The Center has allocated up to $30,000 in 2017 for grants with individual awards capped at $3,500

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.

The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Grant.

Download the Word document — Congressional Research Grant Application — and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or pdf attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at fmackaman@dirksencenter.org. Please insert the following in the Subject Line:  “CRG Application [insert your surname].” Thank you.

The Congressional Research Grant Application contains the following elements: Applicant Information, Congressional Research Grant Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter (reference Letter not to exceed one page—additional pages will not be forwarded to the judges), and Overhead Waiver Letter.

The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. Applications may be single-spaced. Please use fonts no smaller than 10-point. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page).

All application materials must be received on or before April 1 of the current year. Grants will be announced in May.

Complete information about what kinds of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Grant pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center’s Website:http://dirksencenter.org/print_programs_crgs.htm. PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer – fmackaman@dirksencenter.org.

Cindy Koeppel

The Dirksen Congressional Center

2815 Broadway Rd.

Pekin, IL 61554

P: 309.347.7113

E: ckoeppel@dirksencenter.org

The IL Connection: From How We Learn to Now We Learn

2017 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Friday, June 16, 2017
Manchester Community College Manchester, Connecticut
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

We all know that the learning process is different for each individual. How
does one create meaningful instruction to address all of these different
learning styles? One might argue that we must take a journey to the source,
the human brain. Our conference this year will feature keynote speaker Dr. G.
Christian Jernstedt of Dartmouth College, who will focus on the inner workings
of the brain, the process of learning, and how librarians can support
learning.

We will also offer a hands-on preconference workshop led by Dr. Jernstedt on
Thursday, June 15th. This half day session will take a look at cognition from
a student’s point of view. What takes place in their brains during teaching,
and what information is retained once the lesson is over? Dr. Jernstedt will
also touch upon topics surrounding student assessment, including what makes it
important and best practices to ensure that it is meaningful. Attendance will
be limited to 40 participants.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your
colleagues to submit proposals for breakout workshops (45-50 minutes long with
a 10-15 minute Q & A session).

Possible ideas to explore include:
– hands-on learning and how it’s assessed
– tailoring instruction to different learning styles
– instruction design and development
– teaching in virtual reality (building tutorials and more)
– engaging 21st century learners
– connecting the ACRL Framework with how students learn

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian are highly encouraged to submit a
proposal

For consideration, please submit this form by March 10, 2017. Benefits to the
presenters include eligibility for one-half conference registration fee for up
to two presenters and the opportunity to build your presentation experience
and receive valuable feedback from your colleagues. Accepted proposals will be
notified on or about March 28, 2017. Questions regarding proposals should be
directed to Joy Hansen, 860-343-5832, jhansen@mxcc.edu

Learn more about the CT IL Conference:
http://ctlibraryassociation.org/content.php?page=ctinfolit_home

Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them

The Southwest Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is seeking presenters for its spring workshop, “Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them.”

Tweens are considered to be between the age of 10-12 and teens are 13-19.  Interacting with them has an impact on all types of librarians.  For school librarians, these students span the world between children’s and young adult resources as they learn how to access and process information. For public librarians, serving this group runs the gamut from collection development to programming. For academic librarians, how public and school librarians serve these groups determines how prepared for college work they are when they arrive as freshman. Presenters should consider how to meet the needs of this age group while presenting on best practices for bridging the transition from pre-adolescent – to teen – to adult.

Presentations are open to school, public, and academic librarians. To submit a workshop proposal click here… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWChapterspringworkshop2017

Deadline for proposal submission is March 17, 2017

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2017)

April 24-27, 2017
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
Dublin, Ireland
http://www.iicedu.org
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The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2017 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.
The topics in IICE-2017 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*E-Manufacturing
*ESL/TESL
*E-Society
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education

– You can submit your research paper to papers-2017april@iicedu.org

Important Dates:

*Short Abstract Submission Date: February 05, 2017
*Notification of Short Abstract Acceptance/Rejection: February 10, 2017
*Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: February 12, 2017
*Notification of Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: February 20, 2017
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: February 10, 2017
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: February 15, 2017
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: February 12, 2017
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: February 20, 2017
*Camera Ready Paper Due: March 24, 2017
*Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 25, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): March 15, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): March 20, 2017
*Conference Dates: April 24 – 27, 2017

For further information please visit www.iicedu.org

If you need any further details about the conference then these are they ways in which you can contact us.

Contact details:

Telephone – 01268 523262

Email – g.akmayeva@infonomics-society.org or this email address

Address – Southernhay, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EB, UK

Thank you.

Best regards,

Holly Green
Conference Coordinator

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

2017 Research Forum Call for Proposals (Posters OR Lightning talks)

The Women & Gender Studies Section will hold its 10th annual Research Forum during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (The schedule is not finalized, this may change.) The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress. Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives.

 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, collection development, and scholarly communications. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

 

Applicants chosen to present their work at the forum may choose to do so via EITHER a poster or a lightning talk (5 minutes). Tables for posters will be provided. There will not be any audiovisual equipment for those choosing to do lightning talks, so keep that in mind when choosing your format. If visuals are essential, the poster format would be better.

 

Presenters at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind peer review process. 

 

Selection criteria:

Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women and Gender Studies Section members and/or women and gender studies topics.

 

Proposal submission instructions:

1. Proposals should include:  

          Title of the proposal

          Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced) 

          Name of applicant(s) 

          Affiliation (s) 

          Applicant Email address(es)

          Are you a member of the Women & Gender Studies Section? 

–      Format: Poster OR Lightning talk

 

2. Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Jennifer Gilley, Chair, Research Committee, WGSS (jrg15@psu.edu)

4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 28,2017

The Journal of Homosexuality Special issue 25 Years On: The State and Continuing Development of LGBTQ Studies Programs

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to share with you the CFP for a special issues of The Journal of Homosexuality for which I am a guest co-editor. The upcoming special issue, “25 Years On: The State and Continuing Development of LGBTQ Studies Programs,” will be published in 2018.

To mark the 25th anniversary of a 1993 issue on Gay and Lesbian Studies as an emergent discipline, my co-editors and I proposed an issue intended to explore the ways in which LGBTQ Studies programs have developed, evolved, adapted, and sustained themselves within the academy — and continue to do so.

Please share the CFP with your colleagues and lists, and consider submitting:

http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/beh/jh_25_years

Molly Merryman, Ph.D.,
Director of the Center
for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Kent State University

Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections blog

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) is seeking contributions to Intersections, our blog – www.ala.org/intersections.

In particular, we are looking to highlight resources, initiatives, responses, and model practices in diversity, literacy, and outreach services.  Articles are typically 250-500 words, and can include images, video, or any files or shareable resources to help augment your post. We typically look for original articles that are not published elsewhere, and accept proposals on an ongoing basis. We hope you will consider sharing your stories with the larger library community!

Interested in contributing, or have any questions about the blog? Please contact me at 312.280.2140, or email jamundsen@ala.org.

 

ALA Annual Poster Sessions (Chicago)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL FOR THE 2017 ALA ANNUAL POSTER SESSION IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017!

Dear colleagues,

Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 1½ hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees.

Titles/abstracts from previous years are available on ALA Connect [1]:

(note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year’s poster session, go to the 2017 ALA poster session website).

The deadline for submitting an application is February 3, 2017.

Applicants will be notified in the first half of March, after a double blind peer review process, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2017 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 24 and 25, 2017 in the exhibits hall.

Start the application process now.

https://idp.ala.org/idp/Authn/UserPassword

You must login to the site using

your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

Questions about poster session presentations and submissions may be directed to: Blake Doherty, chair of the ALA poster session committee, bdoherty@amherst.edu

Or

Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel, c-benefiel@tamu.edu

Website:

https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SGGBSIDC