Monthly Archives: July 2010

Music Reference Services Quarterly

Editors are inviting articles for the Fall and Winter 2010 double issue of Music Reference Services Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis. The articles should fall within the scope of music librarianship in any of the following categories:

� administration and management
� bibliographic instruction
� collection development
� digital audio delivery
� electronic resources
� facilities
� music librarianship education
� preservation of music materials
� reference services
� cataloging
� bibliographies involving printed music and audio-visual materials

The submission deadline is August 16, 2010. Conference presentations and poster sessions that would be appropriate to expand as a journal article within the scope of Music Reference Services Quarterly are welcome.  No previously published, simultaneously submitted material will be considered. For additional information and a description of the review process, Music Reference Services Quarterly contributor guidelines may be found at:

All papers should be emailed to Ana Dubnjakovic ( and Michelle Hahn (


“Colonization, Class and Women”

Hosted by the Feminist Collective of John Carroll University Friday, November 5, 2010 and Saturday, November 6, 2010 at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio Keynote Address: Dr. Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside Andrea Smith is the co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project. She is the author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (Duke University Press) and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (South End Press). She is also the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex and co-editor of The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology (both South End Press). She currently teaches in Media and Cultural Studies at University of California-Riverside. Deadline for all submissions: September 1, 2010 Members of the John Carroll Community kindly invite submissions for our Fall Feminist Conference. Papers (1500 - 2500 words), abstracts (at least 500 words), and any proposals for workshops, panels, or discussions are welcome. Submissions should address colonization and its affects on women of color through feminist theory or interdisciplinary perspectives. As activist members of the John Carroll student body, we are sponsoring this conference as a continued effort to educate our community on topics related to women's issues and feminist theory. The spirit of the conference is thoroughly collaborative across ranks and disciplines, especially in terms of faculty- student collaboration. All accepted presentation will be paired with a commentator of a different rank (i.e. faculty papers will be assigned student commentators and vice versa). Papers, abstracts, and proposals may be submitted by individuals of any rank or, in cases where faculty- student collaboration is already established, by student- faculty partners. Faculty members or students interested in being a commentator should refer to the contact information below Submissions will be reviewed anonymously; therefore, names and ranks should appear on a cover page in a document separate from the submission. Please email all entries to Anastasia Mitchell at no later than September 1st, 2010. Decisions will be made by September 20th, 2010. 

Librarianship in Times of Crisis

Call for chapter proposals

Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 34

The impact of the global economic crisis is having a severe and

probably lasting impact on libraries and related fields. Libraries not only

are reducing book and periodical buying, but also are asking

publishers to hold prices at prior year levels. Colleges and universities

with the LIS program are seeking new income streams. In the USA,

state libraries such as that of New Jersey, fight to survive funding cuts

as high as 74 percent. Public libraries are closing branches and cutting

service hours. Academic libraries are pooling their purchases and

technical services to streamline operations. Library associations, such

as the Canadian Library Association, are seeking structural changes to

sustain themselves.

The 2011 volume will focus on the impact of plummeting support, as

well as creative solutions for surviving this tsunami. Papers are sought

from all sectors of the field: education; publishing; and all types of

libraries and information services, associations and related industries.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Mergers and consolidations amongst consortia and regional



Downsizing library hours and eliminating public library branch



Large, medium and small academic libraries’ solutions to cost



Staff reorganizations, layoffs, salary and benefit cuts


Merging technical and non-public service operations across two or

more academic libraries


Refining and narrowing core/principal missions


Digital solutions to offset funding losses


Advocacy efforts by the public to resist loss of library funding


Marketing the value of the library to users


Opening new markets for library and information science schools


Effect on the publishing industry


Impact on museums, archives and special collections


Extent of union leadership in downsizing efforts


How libraries in all sectors are preserving quality of services to their



Impact and solutions for national, state and other government

operations and services.

Please submit chapter proposals by

1 October 2010 to:

Author guidelines and further information on the Advances in

Librarianship series can be found on the website at:



Questions or comments should be addressed to the Editor and

submitted via e-mail to:

Schedule of due dates:

Proposal outlines:

1 October 2010

First drafts:

1 February 2011

Revised drafts:

1 May 2011 Research you can use

2010 Midsouth Technology Conference

For more information go to:

Papers are due by September 30, 2010

Overlooking the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi, Memphis City Schools is pleased to announce the 2010 Mid-South Technology Conference.  Join us December 8-9, 2010 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee where you will connect with educational and information technology professionals in sharing new tools, techniques, products and strategies for integrating technology to enhance academics and operations in school districts.  Participants will engage in demonstrations and interactive sessions pertaining to rich digital media, Web 2.0 tools and effective technology integration.  In addition, technology vendors will interact with participants via the exhibit hall, where innovative technologies and cutting edge technology integration techniques will be demonstrated.  Held in the city where Blues was born, celebrate the rich music history of Memphis, while learning successful strategies to transform your district’s technology interface.  We invite you to network and collaborate with school districts from the Mid-South sharing success stories and lessons learned with a diverse group of technology professionals as we forge ahead with rich media and new millennial tools.  Come away with new ideas to implement as we work to “Innovate, Inspire and Engage” one another.