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Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009)

June 15-19, 2009 Austin, TX, USA Sponsored by ACM SIGIR, ACM SIGWEB, and IEEE-CS TCDL Extended Call for Papers The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is the major international research forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and evaluating digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries also can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws from a broad array of disciplines including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. Topics of the sessions and workshops will cover such aspects of digital libraries as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. JCDL 2009 will be held in Austin, Texas on the campus of the University of Texas. The program is organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the Digital Libraries field. Four hundred attendees are expected for the five days of events including a day of cutting edge tutorials; 2 1/2 days of papers, panels, and keynotes; and 1 1/2 days of research workshops. JCDL 2009 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable Digital Libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to: * Interfaces to information for novices and experts * Information visualization * Retrieval and browsing * Data mining/extraction * Enterprise-scale Information Architectures * Distributed information systems * Studies of information behavior and needs; user modeling * Insightful analyses of existing systems * Novel library content and use environments * Deployment of digital collections in education * Digital Library curriculum development * Systems and algorithms for preservation Paper Submissions ================= Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Both formats will be rigorously peer reviewed. Complete papers are required--abstracts and incomplete papers will not be reviewed. Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made aware of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material must therefore not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the conference's formatting guidelines. Papers are to be submitted at the conference's Web site. All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. Poster and Demonstration Submissions ==================================== Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, 1-page extended abstract, and contact information for the authors. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted at the conference Web site. Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of posters will appear in the proceedings. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, 1-page extended abstract, and contact information for the authors. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted at the conference Web site. Abstracts of demonstrations will appear in the proceedings. Panels and Invited Briefings ============================ Panels will complement the refereed portions of the program with lively discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are not addressed by other program elements. Invited briefings will explain a topic of interest to those building digital libraries--they can be thought of as being mini-tutorials. We are not soliciting formal proposals for panels or invited briefings, but if you have an idea for one that you'd like to hear, please send email directly to the panels/briefings chair. Tutorial Submissions ==================== Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training. Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts should plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions. Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2 paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or topical outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for evaluation); duration (half- or full-day); expected number of participants; target audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); learning objectives; a brief biographical sketch of the presenter(s); and contact information for the presenter(s). Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference's Web site. Workshop Submissions ==================== Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest--both those in established communities and also those interested in discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue. They can range in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended roundtable discussions among the selected participants. Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number of attendees; a description of the planned format and duration (half- day, full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the attendees will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if necessary, selected from among applicants; as well as contact and biographical information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop has been held previously, information about the earlier sessions should be provided -- dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc. Proposals for workshops will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the deadline. This is in order to allow the workshop organizers as much time as possible to carry out their own program events on acceptance of the proposal. Workshop proposals are to be submitted at the conference's Web site. Doctoral Consortium =================== The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and international atmosphere. Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education. Consult the conference's Web site for more details and to make a submission. Important notes for all Submissions =================================== All contributions are to be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL 2009 submission Web page, following ACM format guidelines and using the ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format. During the submission process you will be asked to identify conflicts of interest with any of the program committee members. A conflict of interest exists, for example, when any of a submitted paper's authors and a committee member: * hold employment at the same institution or company * are candidates for employment at the same institution or company * co-authored a book or paper in the last 48 months * are co-principal investigators on a grant or research project * are actively working on a project together * are in a family or close personal relationship * are in a graduate advisee/advisor relationship * hold personal animosity Important Dates =============== All papers are due Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5 PM CST. Poster and demonstration submissions are due Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 5 PM CST. Tutorial and workshop proposals are due Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 5 PM CST. Notification of acceptance to authors by March 10, 2009. Doctoral consortium abstracts are due Monday, March 23, 2009. Conference Organizers (program elements) ======================================== Conference Chairs Mary Lynn Rice-Lively, University of Texas ( ) Fred Heath, University of Texas Program Co-Chairs Richard Furuta, Texas A&M University ( Luis Francisco-Revilla, University of Texas Gary Geisler, University of Texas Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs Michael Nelson, Old Dominion University Megan Winget, University of Texas Panels and Briefings Chair Catherine C. Marshall, Microsoft ( Tutorials Chair Geneva Henry, Rice University Workshops Chair Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

ED-MEDIA 2009–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

 Call for Participation Deadline: December 19th <<

                            ED-MEDIA 2009–
World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

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                          ED-MEDIA 2009

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

       June 22-26, 2009  *  Honolulu, Hawaii

           (Sheraton Waikiki Beach Resort)

                  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

          ** Submissions Due: Dec. 19, 2008 **
              Hosted by the University of Hawaii

                                  Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

                                Co-sponsored by:
      Education & Information Technology Digital Library

** What are your colleagues saying about ED-MEDIA conferences? **

Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)

                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS  (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Dec. 19th:

2. Major Topics:
3. Presentation Categories:

4. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations:
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards:
6. For Budgeting Purposes:

7. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
8. Deadlines:

ED-MEDIA 2009–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia &
Telecommunications is an international conference, sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This
annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion
and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications
on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and
telecommunications/distance education.

ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,500 attendees
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit
proposals for presentations.

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three reviewers on the
respected international Program Committee for inclusion in the
conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

For Call for Presentations, connect to:

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Panels
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following
major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of
multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:

1. Infrastructure: (in the large)
    – Architectures for Educational Technology Systems
    – Design of Distance Learning Systems
    – Distributed Learning Environments
    – Methodologies for system design
    – Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems
    – WWW-based course-support systems

2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
    – Agents
    – Authoring tools
    – Evaluation of impact
    – Interactive Learning Environments
    – Groupware tools
    – Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications
    – Research perspectives
    – Virtual Reality
    – WWW-based course sites
    – WWW-based learning resources
    – WWW-based tools

3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
    – Constructivist perspectives
    – Cooperative/collaborative learning
    – Implementation experiences
    – Improving Classroom Teaching
    – Instructor networking
    – Instructor training and support
    – Pedagogical Issues
    – Teaching/Learning Strategies

4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
    – Computer-Mediated Communication
    – Design principles
    – Usability/user studies
    – User interface design

5. Cases & Projects:
    – Country-Specific Developments
    – Exemplary projects
    – Institution-specific cases
    – Virtual universities

6. Special Strand:  ** Universal Web Accessibility  **

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities
designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.


Companies have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their educational
technology products and services in through Corporate Showcases and Demonstrations/Literature.

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on CD-ROM.
Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the multimedia/
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline. 

In addition, the Proceedings also are internationally distributed through and archived in the Education and Information Technology Digital Library, Do You Subscribe?

Papers with high review scores will be invited for publication consideration by AACE’s respected journals, especially for:
– Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH),
– International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or
– Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories.
Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the AACE journals.


The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $450 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials.

All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort ( located on the famous Waikiki Beach and in walking distance to the city’s shopping district – with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.  Special discount hotel have been obtained for ED-MEDIA participants!


Whether your idea of fun is soaking up the sun on a pristine, white sand beach or nightclubbing in Waikiki, hiking the trails or sampling some of the fantastic Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, we know that you’re going to enjoy yourself on O’ahu.

Explore Hawaii online at: *


Submissions Due:          December 19, 2008
Authors Notified:             February 23, 2009
Proceedings File Due:    May 1, 2009
Early Registration:          May 1, 2009
Hotel Reservations:        May 20, 2009
Conference:                   June 22-26, 2009

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To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link

If you have a question about ED-MEDIA, please send an e-mail to
AACE Conference Services,

AACE–Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327  USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail:  *

AERA-AIR Fellows program

Fellowships and Grants

AERA-AIR (A�) Fellows Program
Deadline: December 15, 2008

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), announce the AERA-AIR (A�) Fellows Program. This program aims to build the talent pool of highly skilled education researchers experienced in working on large-scale studies in major research environments. The A� Fellows program is designed to support early career scholars by providing intensive research and training opportunities to recent doctoral recipients in fields and disciplines related to the scientific study of education and education processes.

Up to three fellows are selected annually for a two-year, rotational position at AIR in Washington, DC. A� fellows will receive mentoring from a diverse group of highly recognized researchers and practitioners in a variety of substantive areas in education. Fellows will hone their skills in all aspects of the research process from proposal development through writing and presentations. Further, they will gain practical experience in how to secure funding for education research and technical assistance projects and will expand their professional contacts in order to prepare them for productive research careers in a range of employment contexts.

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for this fellowship program. Candidates must have completed their PhD/EdD degrees within three years of beginning the fellowship. A primary aim of the A� fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals conducting advanced research or providing technical assistance.

Award and Tenure
Fellows will receive a $45,000-50,000 annual stipend and will be eligible for the AIR benefits package. The A� fellows award is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year by mutual agreement.

Application Procedures and Deadline
Please read the application instructions carefully before completing the application. The online portion of the application must be completed in one session. You will not be able to save your work and return to your submission. All information must be uploaded electronically by 11:59pm (EST) on the deadline. Late applications and supporting material will not be accepted.

About AERA and AIR
AERA is the national research society for education research that is dedicated to advancing knowledge about education, and to promoting the use of research to improve educational processes and serve the public good. AIR is a non-partisan not-for-profit organization engaged in domestic and international research, development, evaluation, analysis, product development, training and technical assistance and assessment.

Digital Labour: Workers, Authors, Citizens.

A conference hosted by the Digital Labour Group (DLG), Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, October 16-18, 2009, London, Ontario, Canada.

‘Digital Labour: Workers, Authors, Citizens’ addresses the implications of digital labour as they are emerging in practice, politics, policy, and theoretical enquiry. As workers, as authors, and as citizens, we are increasingly summoned and disciplined by new digital technologies that define the workplace and produce ever more complex regimes of surveillance and control. At the same time, new possibilities for agency and new spaces for collectivity are borne from these multiplying digital innovations. This conference aims to explore this social dialectic, with a specific focus on new forms of labour.

The changing conditions of digital capitalism often blur distinctions between workers, authors and citizens more often than they clarify them. Digital workers, for example, are often authors of content for the increasingly convergent and synergistic end markets of entertainment capitalism – but authors whose rights as such have been thoroughly alienated. Citizens are often compelled to construct their identities in such a way as to produce the flexible and entrepreneurial selves demanded by the heavily consumer-oriented ‘experience and attention economies’ of digitalized post-Fordism.

How might we come to understand the breakdown of distinctions between labour and creativity, work and authorship, value and productive excess in the new digital economy? What is labour in an era where participation in the cultural industries is the preferred conduit to autonomy and self-valorization? What struggles do entertainment workers, information workers, and workers in an increasingly digitalized manufacturing sector share in common? What might recent theorizing on the infinitely malleable ‘post-Fordist image worker’ tell us about the nature of affective ties to states and other political formations in the twenty-first century?

Policy makers, along with workers and union activists from the entertainment, information and manufacturing sectors will assist academic specialists in assessing these and other crucial questions.

Papers, reading no more than 20 minutes in length, that address any of the above matters, or cognate ones, are now being solicited. Please submit your brief abstract by February 1, 2009, to Jonathan Burston at An editorial board will examine all submissions and issue acceptances no later than March 15, 2009.

Thank you for circulating this call to any researchers at your institution, or elsewhere, who may be interested.

The Digital Labour Conference Organizing Committee at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario:

Jonathan Burston, Edward Comor, James Compton, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Alison Hearn, Ajit Pyati, Sandra Smeltzer, Matt Stahl, Sam Trosow



Co-editors Toni Samek and KR Roberto are seeking articles, stories, 
poems, photographs, letters, thought pieces and other individual and 
collective memories of Celeste West, lesbian, feminist librarian, 
publisher, and activist, for a festschrift to be published by Library 
Juice Press in 2009. Celeste passed away in San Francisco on January 
3, 2008 at the age of 65. She was a pioneering progressive librarian 
and one of the founders of the Bay Area Reference Center (BARC), 
Booklegger Press, Synergy [Magazine], and Booklegger Magazine. She was 
also co-editor of the now classic title Revolting Librarians. From 
1989 until 2006, Celeste worked as the library director at the San 
Francisco Zen Center. She was a radical library worker whose practice 
challenged established library traditions by encouraging librarians to 
speak up about the need for systematic change. West initiated 
questions and challenged assumptions (such as library neutrality) that 
continue to be central issues examined in critical librarianship 
today. However, while Celeste released a lot of work to the world as 
author and editor, not much was ever shared about her as subject.

Thus, we are seeking your contributions to a Celeste West festschrift 
book project.

For an historical snapshot of some of Celeste�s key contributions via 
Booklegger Press, please see: Toni Samek. 2006. “Unbossed and 
Unbought: Booklegger Press the First Women-Owned American Library 
Publisher” in Women In Print: Essays on the Print Culture of American 
Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Edited by James P. 
Danky and Wayne A. Wiegand. Foreword by Elizabeth Long. Madison, WI: 
The University of Wisconsin Press in collaboration with the Center for 
the History of Print Culture in Modern America at the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison. Pages 126-155. Available in print and as an online 

For a more contemporary introduction to Celeste�s way of thinking, 
see: Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out by K.R. 
Roberto and Jessamyn West.

Please direct your ideas and queries to the FESTSCHRIFT Editorial 
Assistant and Project Manager Moyra Lang (moyra @ The 
final deadline for all contributions is December 10, 2008.

If you have not encountered the name Celeste West until now, please 
see here: and here:

THANK YOU! Toni Samek, KR Roberto, and Moyra Lang.

Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science

Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science (CJLIS,ISSN
1674-3393/CN 11-5670/G2), being sponsored by the Chinese Academy of
Sciences (CAS) and published quarterly by the National Science Library
of CAS, is the first international English-language scholarly journal
in the field of library and information science (LIS) in China
Mainland. The goal of the journal is to provide an international
communication link between researchers, educators, administrators, and
information professionals, and to provide an open forum for Chinese and
international scholars and experts in library and information sciences
to exchange the results of their researches.Striving toward academic
excellence, innovation, and practicality, the Journal mainly includes
research papers both on the theoretical as well as on the practical
frontiers in all aspects of the field. More specifically, it includes
but not limited to informatics, library management, information
technology application, knowledge organization system,knowledge
management, archives, permanent preservation, LIS education, and so on.

Contributed papers are invited covering topics and themes such as those
which concern with national, regional or institutional construction of
digital libraries in China or other countries, specifically those
innovations in information services and technologies for digital
libraries and intellectual property, or those hot issues in the
developments of public and academic libraries, information science,
library education, cataloging, inter-library loan, subject reference,
and developments of library consortia.

Notes for Intending Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are
refereed through a peer review process. Guidelines for manuscript
submission can be requested at Editorial Office of CJLIS. CJLIS
publishes papers such as research papers, library practice & project
reports. For submission, you may send one copy in the form of an MS
Word or PDF file attached to an e-mail to:

Prof. Dr. ZHANG Xiaolin
Editor-in-Chief of CJLIS
CJLIS Editorial Office
National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beisihuan Xilu 33, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
Tel: (86)-010-82624454 or (86)-010-82626611 ext. 6628

The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Society , Cybernetics And Informatics: IMSCI 2009

Call for Papers/Abstracts and Invited Sessions Proposals for The 3rd International
Multi-Conference on Society , Cybernetics And Informatics: IMSCI 2009
( It will take place in Orlando, Florida,
USA, on July 10th – 13th, 2009.

Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: November 6th, 2008
Authors Notification: January 28th, 2009
Camera ready, full papers: February 18th, 2009

Main Topics:

Information Society Technologies
Knowledge-Based Society
eSkills. Computer-Literacy
eInclusion, Digital Inclusion or inclusive Information Society. Global e-Inclusion
eAccessibility – Opening up the Information Society. Digital Divide
Globalization and Informatics/Cybernetics
Interdependencies between Society and Information and Communication Technologies
Social and Societal Roles of Information and Communications Technologies
Information Society Policy-Making
Socio-Political regulations of Informatics and Cyber-Technologies
Ethics and Informatics/Cybernetics

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1)
double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer

Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at each session. From
these session’s best papers, the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the
conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal
of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

For Invited Sessions Proposals, please go to the conference web site or directly to:

IMSCI 2009 Organizing Committee

I have an idea, how do I get the article started?

For some people getting from idea to fleshed out article becomes a challenge. How do you organize your ideas? How can you get them into a form on paper that makes sense? Many of us were taught to outline is school but depending on how your brain works (I am definitely a visual person) that isn’t always comfortable. Another way is to use concept mapping. Put the topic down on a piece of paper or in a computer program (one that I use that isn’t really expensive and works well is Inspiration ( Then start to put down all your thoughts about what you want to include in the paper in circles, boxes, etc. and link them by drawing lines from them to other topics. Eventually you will see all the interconnections and can move this to an outline or a more fleshed out paper. If you use a computer program it can convert it to an outline for you. You can play with this at Inspiration’s beta test of Webspiration ( For additional information do some searching on concept mapping and enjoy the process! 





Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Volume II

Call For Papers:  Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Volume II.  The editors of The
Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays (Palgrave 2007) invite
submissions for a second anthology, this time of creative pieces-short stories,
poems, personal essays-on the topic of unruly Catholic women, following a spirit of
inquiry regarding the extent to which the Roman Catholic Church enables or restricts
female unruliness.  Also in keeping with the first volume, the editors wish to cover
varied geographic and ethnic points of view.  All submissions must be written in or
translated into English.  Please send submissions of no longer than 5000 words
(shorter pieces gladly accepted) by March 15, 2009 to all three editors:  Dr. Jeana
DelRosso, Department of English, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles
Street, Baltimore, MD 21210; Dr. Leigh Eicke, Department of English, Lake Huron Hall,
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI  49401; Dra. Ana Kothe, Department of
Humanities, PO Box 9264, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR 00681.  Please also
send an electronic copy as an MS Word document to  

Campus Technology 2009



Campus Technology 2009
July 27 – 30, 2009
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston, MA

>> To learn more, visit:
Where Campus Technology 2008 explored Next-Gen.Edu–the new technologies, services, web tools and cultural changes taking root on our campuses–our 2009 conference will bring attendees to the next level: MASTERY OF A RANGE OF RAPIDLY EVOLVING DIGITAL WORLDS.

Campus Technology is especially seeking presenters with expertise in Web 2.0 and 3.0 (including cloud computing and worldware), the latest instructional tools and learning infrastructures, development and optimization of digital campus communities, immersive learning and new-age student services.


Indicate breakout session, hands-on workshop, poster session and more. We encourage highly interactive panel presentations, shootouts, audience participation sessions, audience polling–it’s your moment to share your ideas and experiences with peers and experts…so be creative!

>> For a list of topic ideas, information on submission guidelines and access to the electronic submission form, visit:

DON’T DELAY! Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2008.

>> For information on Campus Technology 2009: