Monthly Archives: July 2010

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference

Proposals Accepted Through November 1, 2010


Can’t attend the ACRL 2011 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA? Going to Philly but want to enhance your onsite experience? No problem – consider the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference!


Proposals are now being accepted for interactive, online sessions for the Virtual Conference.  Featuring  live, on-the-fly polling, white boards, co-browsing and desktop sharing,  virtual presenting is a unique and affordable opportunity for both experienced and new presenters. We are seeking a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in academic libraries. Sessions will be selected for presentation based on relevance, timeliness of topic and clear, intriguing proposals. Webcasts are 60 minutes (including Q&A) and should be specifically designed for virtual presentation.  Presenters should explain how they will use the Webcast environment to create interactivity among the attendees. Links to the recorded sessions will be posted on the Virtual Conference website, which all attendees (virtual or onsite) can access for up to a YEAR following the conference (lots of exposure)! For examples of Webcasts and other virtual content from ACRL’s 2009 National Conference, see


In addition to these exclusive online-only sessions, the Virtual Conference will feature onsite conference session recordings, speaker handouts, blogs, discussion forums, chats and more. Registration will open in 2011, with virtual presenter registration fees waived. If accepted, virtual presenters will also gain access to all of the content on the conference website for up to a year. Submit proposals by November 1 through the ACRL 2011 website: Presenters will be notified by January 1 if their proposal has been accepted.



* Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

* Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect

* Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by February 1, 2010

* Respond to questions from & interact with virtual attendees


Questions? Contact Erin Dorney, Millersville University, or Scott Vine, Franklin & Marshall College,


MIS Review: An International Journal

ISSN: 1018-1393 Listed in Cabell's Directory Submit papers at MIS Review (MISR) is a double-blind refereed academic journal published 2 issues annually in English in print and online (see URL: The journal welcomes submissions of research papers/case studies in the areas including (but not limited to) the following areas: 1. MIS Roles, Trends, and Research Methods Roles, positioning and research methods of management information systems, and the impacts & development trends of information technology on organizations. 2. Information Management Information infrastructure planning and implementation, information technology and organizational design, strategic applications of information systems, information system project management, knowledge management, electronic commerce, end-user computing, and service technology management. 3. Information Technologies Database design and management, decision support systems, artificial intelligence applications (including expert systems and neural networks), software engineering, distribution systems, communication networks, multimedia systems, man-machine interface, knowledge acquisition & management, data mining, data warehouse, cooperative technology, and service science & engineering. 4. Information Applications and Innovations The applications and innovations of business functional information systems (e.g. production, marketing, financial, human resources, and accounting information systems), enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, intellectual capital, geographic information systems, and integrated information systems. 5. Information Technology Education and Society Information education, e-learning, and information impacts on society. 6. Others Other MIS-related topics INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION 1. Papers can be prepared in either Chinese or English. If your paper is written in Chinese, it must be translated into English once it is accepted for publication. 2. The submitted paper should include the title page, abstract, keywords, the paper body, references, and/or appendices. You must submit three files. The information of author(s) should not appear anywhere in the paper body file, including page header and footer. * On a separate (cover letter) file, please follow the author guidelines provided on the MIS Review website to prepare the letter. * On a separate (title page) file, please indicate the title of the paper, names of all authors, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and E-mail addresses. * On a separate (paper body) file, please include the paper title, an abstract, a list of keywords, the paper body, the references, and/or appendices. The abstract must contain the research questions, purposes, research methods, and research findings. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and the number of keywords must be 5-10 words. 3. There is no submission deadline for MIS Review. All papers will be double-blind reviewed on the rolling basis by at least two reviewers, who will be recommended by the Editorial Board. The processing time for the first-round formal reviews is about six weeks. Subsequently rounds of reviews should be faster. 4. To simplify file conversion effort, PDF or Microsoft Word 2000/2003 (for Windows) format is advised. Please submit your paper via the MIS Review website (URL: 5. Once a paper is accepted for publication, the author must follow the author guidelines provided on the MIS Review website to format the paper. MIS Review is an academic journal. According to international practice, once an article is accepted and published, MIS Review will not give or take any payment for the publishing. An electronic copy of the paper will be sent to the article author(s) for non-profit usage. CONTACT Editorial Assistant Department of Management Information Systems College of Commerce National Chengchi University No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhi-nan Road, Wenshan District Taipei 11605, Taiwan R.O.C. Phone: +886-2-29393091 ext. 89055 E-mail: 

Journal of Library Innovation

The editors of the Journal of Library Innovation are accepting submissions of research articles and articles about innovative practices in libraries on an ongoing basis. Information about the focus and scope of JOLI, along with the first issue, can be found at the journal’s website:


If you have tried out a new program, changed a work flow, connected with patrons in a way different from the way you have done so in the past, please consider sharing your experience by writing about it. If you aren’t sure if it was innovative, consider the following:


• What was eye-opening?

• What was unexpected?

• What were the benefits?

• What failed?

• What risk did you take in trying something innovative?

• You may have tried something done by many other libraries already, but your results are different from those documented in library literature.

• You have tried something never done in a library setting before.


Thank you for your interest in the Journal of Library Innovation.  Please share this email with colleagues who might be interested as well.


If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Jones, Managing Editor, at


Journal of Library Innovation is a publication of the Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY.

Arborvitae – November 2010 special issue on forestry and gender

Call for papers- Arborvitae –  November 2010 special issue on forestry and gender

Arborvitae is the official newsletter of the IUCN Forest Conservation Programme (FCP). The mission of FCP is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve biological diversity in forests and tree-dominated landscapes and ensure that the use of forest resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The newsletter Arborvitae follows this mission, and covers the most important issues currently affecting how forest resources are used and governed. You can view previous issues at<>

The November 2010 issue of Arbovitae (published by IUCN) will focus on forestry and gender issues. The objective of this publication will be to provide information that will  improve forestry practices through gender mainstreaming.
For this issue we request articles from researchers, development policymakers, practitioners, and activists from both, the forestry and the gender studies sector. We are interested in articles that focus on:
*       How do men and women contribute differently to the forestry sector?
*       Why gender mainstreaming is needed in the forestry sector? And which particular areas in the forestry sector could benefit from this gender mainstreaming?
*       What international/national initiatives or efforts are being carried out to ensure that gender issues are integrated into forestry agendas?
*       What lessons have we learn from case studies where gender has been mainstreamed into forestry projects?
*       What insights do we now have on the effect that gender mainstreaming might have on mitigation initiatives related to climate change (particularly REDD)?
*       What governance issues should be addressed within the forestry sector in order to warranty equality between men and women?

If you are interested in writing an article for this issue based on these topics, or have another idea that might relate to these topics, please send an abstract outlining your proposed idea to<> as soon as possible, and before the commissioning deadline: 1 of September, 2010.  The size of the article should be of 500 words.
Commissioned articles will need to be completed for a deadline of  1 October 2010.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Thank you, and best wishes,
Lorena Aguilar

M. Sc. Lorena Aguilar Revelo
Global Senior Gender Adviser
IUCN- The International Union for Conservation of Nature
Phone (506) 2241 01 01
Mobile (506) 88418247
Mobile US (traveling) (615) 5212523
Fax (506) 240 99 34
PO Box 146-2050 Moravia, Costa Rica

Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve


The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for  Winter and Spring publication.  Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:


cooperative purchasing and shared collections

consortial delivery systems

shared storage facilities

administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia

training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia

use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management

selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software

copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve

aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping

interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials

special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries

new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 9, 2010 for Winter publication and October 11, 2010 for Spring 2011 publication.  For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: .  Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at .



Rebecca Donlan, MLS

Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Assistant Director, Collection Management

Florida Gulf Coast University Library

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL  33965-6501

(239) 590-7641 voice


Associate Editor:

Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.

Associate Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Florida Gulf Coast University Library

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL  33965-6501

(239) 590-7602 voice

Third International m-libraries Conference

The conference will explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users ‘on the move’, via a growing plethora of mobile and hand-held devices.
The m-Libraries conference brings together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to exchange experience and expertise and to generate ideas for future developments.
The third International m-libraries Conference is hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in collaboration with The Open University, Athabasca University, Thompson Rivers University and Emerald Group Publishing.
We are seeking papers on the following themes:
1. Emerging mobile technologies (including platforms,
devices and software)
2. Delivering new mobile services to users
3. New mobile applications (technical)
4. Mobile users (e.g. studies of requirements and/or behaviour)
5. Development of content for mobiles (including OERs, commercially published, user-generated etc.)
6. Privacy and mobiles
7. Copyright issues for mobile delivery
Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) … by November 1st. These will be subject to peer review and authors will be notified by 14 January 2011.
We expect that papers may include research reports, demonstrations of technical developments, practical case studies or reviews. Posters are also invited.
Papers or presentation
Papers or presentations should last no longer than 20
minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
Poster sessions
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and time will be allocated in the programme for poster viewing.
Conference proceedings will be published online.
Links To Original Conference Announcement w/ Conference Background > Links > Submission Contacts > Etc. Available At
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Urban Library Journal

The editors of Urban Library Journal (ULJ) announce a call for proposals for
the Winter 2011 issue.

Urban Library Journal, an open access, refereed journal of research and
discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship,
welcomes articles dealing with academic, research, public, school, and
special libraries in an urban setting.

Manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author
guidelines can be found on the ULJ website:
Proposals are due by August 1, 2010. Full manuscripts are due by December 1,
2010. For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue:

Proposals should be one page or less and include an overview of the topic as
well as its relevance to urban libraries.

Please email queries and proposals to the journal co-editors:

Lisa Finder
Hunter College Libraries

Lauren Yannotta
Hunter College Libraries

Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2010)

Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 26 July 2010 (for all contributions)

                         IADIS International Conference on
            Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2010)
                    October 15 – 17, 2010 – Timisoara, Romania

    Endorsed by the Japanese Society of Information and Systems in Education

* Conference background and goals
The IADIS CELDA 2010 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. However innovative contributions that do not easily fit into these areas will also be considered as long as they are directly related to the
overall theme of the conference ñ cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations for discussion-oriented papers. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM.
Authors of the best published papers in the CELDA 2010 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a special issue of the Journal of Educational Technology & Society – ISSN: 1436-4522 (online) / 1176-3647 (print).

* Types of submissions
Full papers, Short papers, EU Project papers and Reflection papers. All submissions will go through a double-blind refereeing process with at least two international experts.

* Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:
– Acquisition of expertise
– Assessing progress of learning in complex domains
– Assessment of exploratory learning approaches
– Assessment of exploratory technologies
– Cognition in education
– Collaborative learning
– Educational psychology
– EU projects in education, research and in learning technologies
– Exploratory technologies (such as simulations, VR, i-TV and so on)
– Just-in-time and Learning-on-Demand
– Learner Communities and Peer-Support
– Learning Communities & Web Service Technologies
– Pedagogical Issues Related with Learning Objects
– Learning Paradigms in Academia
– Learning Paradigms in Corporate Sector
– Life-long Learning
– Student-Centered Learning
– Technology and mental models
– Technology, learning and expertise
– Virtual University

* Important Dates:
– Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 26 July 2010
– Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 6 September 2010
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 20 September 2010
– Late Registration (1st call extension): After 20 September 2010
– Conference: Timisoara, Romania, 15 to 17 October 2010

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Timisoara, Romania.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
Web site:

* Program Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Pedro IsaÌas, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Dirk Ifenthaler, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit‰t Freiburg, Germany
Radu Vasiu, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

Program Co-Chairs
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus and CERTH, Greece
J. Michael Spector, University of Georgia, USA

Local Chair
Diana Andone, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

Committee Members: please see for updated list.

* Co-located Conference:
Please also check the co-located events Applied Computing 2010 ( – 14-16 October 2010 and WWW/Internet 2010 ( – 14-17 October 2010.

* Registered participants in the CELDA conference may attend the Applied Computing and WWW/Internet conferencesí sessions free of charge.

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume 30(1). The submission deadline is September 7, 2010. B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including the following subject areas: Anthropology Business Communication Studies Criminal Justice Education Ethnic Studies Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology Women's Studies And the following areas of focus: publishing trends Technology User behavior Public service Indexing and abstracting Collection Development and evaluation Library Administration/management Reference and library instruction Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your publication. The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at: Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at: Sincerely, Lisa Romero Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 

I Do Not Miss What I Do Not Want: Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives (Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality)

Within the past decade, a growing number of individuals, self-identifying as asexual, have come together to form asexual communities. Although self- definitions vary widely, many of these individuals describe themselves as experiencing little or no sexual desire. In addition, they do not regard asexuality as a pathological condition but, rather, as a variant of human sexual expression. For researchers in the field of psychology and related disciplines, the elaboration of asexual identities and the growth of online asexual communities raise a range of empirical and theoretical questions which have heretofore gone largely unaddressed. This special issue of Psychology & Sexuality invites papers which contribute to the academic and social understanding of asexuality. We welcome papers from the discipline of psychology and allied disciplines. We also welcome papers from outside the discipline that speak to the field of psychology. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work is most welcome. Possible topics include though are not limited to: - Asexual identities - Asexuality and assumed pathology - Asexuality and sexual normativity - Asexuality and love - Asexual relationships - Asexuality and the LGBT community - The universality and/or particularity of sexual desire - Marginalization of asexuality - Asexuality and the internet - Social and political goals of the asexual community This issue will represent a significant contribution to our understanding of asexuality by bringing together a range of papers on the topic for the first time. It will also provide an opportunity both to map the current state of research on asexuality and to provide a direction for future scholarship and inquiry. For information about the journal Psychology & Sexuality visit: If you have questions, please conduct one of the guest editors for the issue: Mark Carrigan - Kristina Gupta - Todd G. Morrison - Submission Due Date: Feb 2011 Full length papers (6000 words) and shorter articles (1000-2000 words)