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15th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2018)

October 21 – 23, 2018, Budapest, Hungary – http://www.celda-conf.org/


  • Submission Deadline (2nd call): 25 June 2018
  • Notification to Authors (2nd call): 16 July 2018
  • Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 31 July 2018
  • Late Registration (2nd call): After 31 July 2018

 Conference Scope

The CELDA 2018 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. These developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments.

Main tracks have been identified please check http://www.celda-conf.org/call-for-papers

Keynote Speakers

 Professor Tobias Ley, Professor for Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation, Head of the Center of Excellence in Educational Innovation, Tallinn University, Estonia

Paper Publication

The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.

Authors of the best published papers in the CELDA 2018 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a book published by Springer.

The Conference proceedings will be indexed by ERIC – Education Resources Information Center, EBSCO and Elsevier. The proceedings will also be submitted for indexing by IET’s INSPEC, EI Compendex, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Web of Science and other important indexing services.

Paper Submission

This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by June 25, 2018. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.


E-mail: secretariat@celda-conf.org

Web site: http://www.celda-conf.org/

* Organized by: International Association for Development of the Information Society

PETE&C 2019

February 10-13, 2019
Hershey, PA
The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!
Conference Program Submissions Now Open

The conference will include a strand for Higher Education presentations and another for Libraries.
Please consider submitting a unique or innovative presentation proposal to PETE&C 2019.
The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15th, 2018.


Learner-Centered Librarianship

Call for Proposals 

The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2018 FACRL Annual Conference exploring “Learner-Centered Librarianship” in academic libraries through and beyond instruction programs. Learning involves both content and resources, as well as information processes such as information seeking with connection to all aspects of library work and service models. As academic libraries increasingly shift focus to learner-centered programming, collections, pedagogy and practices, an opportunity has arisen to rethink our roles in relation to the learning experience.  The 2018 FACRL conference will allow for reflection, planning, and development in this growing area. The annual conference will be held on Friday, October 19, at the Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Center Ballroom in Fort Myers, FL.


Proposals are due by June 30, 2018. Follow this link to the submission form.

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with additional time provided for questions. Follow this link to the rubric that will be used to score proposals. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before July 28, 2018.

Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to learner-centered librarianship will be considered:

  • Examples of library services and resources that foster learner-centered librarianship
  • Initiatives involving broader campus communities to inform and inspire principles of learner-centered practices and/or the application of the ACRL Framework
  • Case studies highlighting effective learner-centered teaching practices for information literacy instruction that facilitate learning by building on prior knowledge and applying information literacy skills in meaningful ways
  • Experiences with the integration of technology, information literacy, and ethical use of resources as well as library programs and services that encourage excellence for all learners
  • Implementations of Scholarships of Teaching and Learning (SotL) and/or High-Impact Educational Practices that are guided by learner-centered pedagogy
  • Other topics relevant to learning-centered librarianship in the field of teaching and learning, leadership and management, technology and access, library environment, as well as partnerships and community outreach.
  • Need additional information to supplement your proposal? Check out the resources provided by the ACRL’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee

Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Program Selection Committee at lwharton@fsu.edu or cmoran@broward.edu.


Librarianship as Vocation Catholic Library Association Fall 2018 Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

Members of our profession discuss frequently and through a variety of means, the nature of librarianship and the role of the librarian. This has been particularly true with the mad urgency of change in the last half century. Likewise, people do the same regarding their faith and beliefs in vocation in general and in living out one’s personal vocation specifically. This conference will bring those two themes together to discuss “Librarianship as Vocation.” What is it about our profession that manifests Christian living? What is it about our profession that is different from others? What is it about our profession that makes it so much more than a job? How do the concepts of vocation, faith, and librarianship interact? If our profession has changed, has our vocation?

This virtual conference will be held online for three days in October 2018.

We strongly encourage proposal submissions from not only academic librarians, but also MLIS graduate students, volunteer librarians in parishes or small school libraries, and retired librarians as well as librarians active and working in all settings.

Proposals may address (but are not limited to) such topics as the Catholic librarian in a non-Catholic library, the non-Catholic librarian in a Catholic library, the formation and mentoring of vocation in a librarian, librarianship as social justice work, librarianship as Catholic Action, the spirituality of librarianship, the connection between outreach and evangelization, carrying on the Catholic intellectual tradition, academic freedom, censorship, collection development and Catholic identity, pedagogical opportunities in the virtual world, digital humanities, identifying freely available materials, and developing resources for learners, etc. Presentations in technical services (cataloging Catholic materials, acquisitions of materials in a Catholic setting, etc.) are always welcome.

We will be using Zoom video and audio conferencing, which can integrate PowerPoint or other methods of presentation. Lecture with PowerPoint is certainly not the only format possible. PeckaKucha, lighting sessions, book talks, panels, etc. are all welcome.

Submit your proposal here: https://cathla.wufoo.com/forms/p1b1n54f0awgkyd

Key Dates:

Proposal submission deadline June 18, 2018.
Notification of accepted proposals July 9, 2018.
Training on use of Zoom during July 2018.
Rehearsal and run through for conference will be last week of September 2018.

Please direct questions regarding proposals to Madi Petty at







LOCATION Stony Brook, NY


Values and Ethics in Open Access, the 2018 Stony Brook University Open Access Symposium, is inviting applications for panelists, lightning talks, and presented posters.

In keeping with this year’s theme, we’re interested in speakers and posters that reflect the role of values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. We welcome applications on myriad open access topics, including: open access policy, OER, open science & biomedicine, open humanities & social sciences, digital collections, predatory publishing, copyright, and scholarly communication.

APPLY We will receive and review applications until July 17, 2018.  Panels are 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of Q & A.  Lightning talks are 7 minutes.  Be prepared to submit your poster when you apply.  Registration fees are waived for participants. APPLY HERE

LEARN MORE Review the 2017 Stony Brook University Libraries Open Access Symposium, or contact Darren Chase, Head of Scholarly Communication.

Email darren.chase@stonybrook.edu

Call 631.632.9830

Access Conference 2018 Call for Proposals:

The 2018 Program Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming Access Conference, which will be held October 10-12th 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario at the gorgeous Liuna Station, hosted by McMaster University.

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss unique and interesting library processes and technologies. Whether this is your first Access conference or your 25th there will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

Access 2018 is a single stream conference featuring exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:

  • 20 min presentations (15 min presentation, ~5 min questions)
    • These could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
    • These submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed
  • 30 min panel sessions
  • 5 min lightning talks

Ready to submit? Fill out this form by 11:59PM EST on Monday, June 25th, 2018 (you will need to create an account/login to submit your proposal).

Need some ideas? Check out the 2017 conference program!

Questions? Contact us at accesslibcon@gmail.com

Access 2018 is making every effort to be as inclusive and as safe an environment as possible. Check out our Diversity Scholarship Program and our Code of Conduct.

OCLC Americas Regional Conference

Oct. 25-26, 2018  Chicago, IL

For more information go to https://www.oclc.org/en/events/councils/2018-19/americas-regional-council-meetings-home/participation.html

On October 25–26, leaders across all library types will come together at the OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to share ideas, learnings, and insights, helping the entire community move forward to change the game. We invite you to contribute to the conversation.

We are seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around what it means to be a “game-changing library,” more specifically, what are those areas that will help the community better respond to shifts in the environment and drive their library’s transformation in the following categories:

  • Technology and innovation: From evolution to revolution
  • Spaces and resources: From collections to connections
  • Analytics and data: From what we count to what counts
  • Public purpose: From allies to advocates

Speakers will receive complimentary registration to the ARC18 Conference (a $275 value).

If you are interested in participating, please submit a topic for a 20–30 minute presentation by July 13. Speakers will be notified by July 31, 2018.

Please send your questions to oclcevents@oclc.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Call for panelists for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum,

2018 ALA Annual Meeting

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss current topics related to library instruction and information literacy.  The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in being on a panel to discuss Critical Reading.  Critical reading is reading for a “. . . deeper understanding of how information is constructed, valued, and embedded within larger conversations.”

This virtual discussion will take place  in advance of the 2018 ALA Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 6 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge and work in the area of critical reading submit a proposal to be a panelist for the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.


Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Patrick Wohlmut (pwohlmut@linfield.edu) or Vice-Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu).

Introducing DevOps principles, concepts and tools to libraries

We are seeking panelist for the LITA program “Introducing DevOps principles, concepts and tools to libraries “at 2018 ALA Annual  https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=352606 . Please consider participating if you are in the process of planning or implementing  DevOps approaches in the library workplaces (which could be in technology areas or others, for example, the areas of  strategic management and organizational growth).

DevOps is a software development and delivery process that emphasizes communication and collaboration between product management, software development and operational professionals. It is a clipped compound of ‘development’ and ‘operations’. Similarly, like adopting Agile methods for project management in libraries. DevOps model can be useful and practical for libraries to improve the effectiveness of the organization and services efficiency. Some libraries started adopting DevOps concepts and techniques. The program aims for assembling a panel of representatives from these libraries to share the experiences and insights

Submit your proposal at http://bit.ly/Libraries_DevOps


Deadline is April 27, 2018.


Please feel free to direct any questions you may have to Hong Ma, hma2@luc.ed

Symposium on Globalizing Learning

Worcester State University

Tuesday, October 2

Dear colleagues,

The internationalization of education and the increasing trend in higher education to take global rather than nation-bounded perspectives on learning across disciplines demands new ways of thinking about higher education in global contexts.


The intention behind organizing this symposium is to gather a small group of teacher-scholars at the cutting edge of scholarship on teaching and learning to explore theories behind, approaches to, and practices of globalizing learning.  Speakers will be invited to contribute to the Spring 2019 themed issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Currents in Teaching and Learning.


Some of the questions that both the symposium and themed issue will address include (but are not limited to):

  • What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education?
  • What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines?
  • In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?


To kick off the symposium, Laura Rumbley, Associate Director of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and a distinguished leader in the field of international education, will deliver the keynote address.


If you are interested in participating in the symposium as a presenter, please send your abstract to Martin Fromm at mfromm@worcester.edu. Deadline for abstracts is June 1.