Monthly Archives: October 2011

ACRL Research Writer’s Consultations @ ALA Mid-Winter

Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 2012

The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer’s Consultations at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference, held June January 20-24, 2012 in Dallas, TX.  Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Consultations will pair new or inexperienced writers with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.



Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match new writers with experienced writers and the pairs will meet face-to-face during the ACRL conference. Draft research papers must be submitted by January 9, 2011. Papers will be shared only among the designated pairs. Submission details follow:


Include on first page: Author’s name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g., grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).


Page limit:  25 double-spaced pages, standard 1″ margins


Preferred format:  Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and e-mail.


Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.


Submit by January 9, 2011 to: Cheryl Middleton at



Are you an experienced, published writer or editor? Interested in providing guidance to your colleagues who may be writing their first research article? Submit your name and a description of your areas of expertise by June 14, 2011. Reviewers are expected to review papers submitted by the writer they have been paired with in advance of the ALA Annual Conference, as well as guide the writing consultation onsite during the conference. 


Please send your current contact information, a copy of your current resume or list of publications, and a brief description of your current research interests.


Submit by January 11, 2011 to: Cheryl Middleton at


MEET DURING ALA 2011 Annual Conference

The experienced writer/editor and the writer they have been paired with will correspond ahead of time to determine the best time to meet at the conference. 


Questions should be directed to Cheryl Middleton

TRANSECTING SOCIETY: Critical Dialogues on Transsexual/Transgender Identities in Politics, Media, Activism and Culture


Date: April 12 & 13, 2012

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Memorial Union Building (MUB) 


Transecting Society is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to transsexual/transgender identities in contemporary U.S. culture.  We welcome scholars, activists, artists, lawyers, performers, writers, non-profit workers and others who are interested in exploring the oppression of trans people in our society, and strategies for promoting our collective liberation and civil rights.


We are currently seeking abstracts on any of the following topics:


Trans Identities and Feminism: histories of inclusion/exclusion, trans feminist theory and activism, trans feminist controversies, transphobia in radical feminism and anti-pornography movement, coalition-building in trans and feminist communities


Trans Identities in Lesbian/Gay/Queer Communities: Gay, Inc., LGBT as coalition, LGBT non-profits and political organizations, gay transphobia, trans-exclusive legislation, ENDA, “coming out” as heterosexual after transition


Trans Identities and [Pseudo]Science: GID reform, transvestic disorder, DSD, autogynephilia/homosexual transsexualism, the sexualization of trans women In pseudo-scientific literature, The Bailey-Dreger controversy, psychological/psychiatric gate-keeping, trans-“reparative” therapies for youth and adults


Trans Terminologies: Debates on terms, labels, identities, language, e.g. transgender as an umbrella term, transsexualism as a medical condition, reclaiming the term “tranny”, usefulness of “cisgender” etc.


Trans Media and Media Defamation : The Jerry Springer Show, “she-male” pornography, comedy skits, Ticked Off Trannies with Kinives criticism and activism, journalistic accounts of anti-trans hate crimes, misgendering in the press, trans-produced film, photography and media with a radical agenda, trans in high fashion as the latest “trend” in capitalist entertainment


Trans Blogosphere and New Media: Blogs, Blogging and Blog wars, Vlogs, internet radio, digital video, Youtube channels, digital activism, social networking, web sites, Second Life etc.


Trans Identities and Race: Race, ethnicity, trans people of color, racism, white privilege, whiteness, racial conflict and division in trans communities


Trans Activism in the Past, Present and Future: Stonewall, Compton’s Riots, Dewey’s Riots, Trans Pioneers, Sylvia Rivera, Marsha Johnson, Christine Jorgensen, gay historical imperialism, trans militancy, etc.


Trans People in/and Electoral Politics: Trans folks and voting, trans people running for office, trans delegates, trans people in state politics, anti-trans campaigns at the state and national level, the so-called “bathroom bill” and political fear-mongering, etc.


Critical Trans Politics and Social Movement Coalitions: racial and economic justice, disability rights, global and transnational issues, sex worker rights, elders, youth movements, adultism and ageism, fat liberation, prisoner rights


Please submit a 300-word abstract in which you clearly describe your research paper and how it relates to the themes of the conference.  Up to two submissions per person are allowed. Please send as a MS Word Attachment by February 1, 2012 to and include the following info as well: paper/presentation title, name, address, phone, email, institutional affiliation, and a brief bio.  Feel free to send queries to the above email as well.  Sponsored by TransGender-UNH and the UNH Women’s Studies and Queer Studies Programs.


Additional information about the conference will soon appear at:   


American Library Association Library History Round Table Research Forum

Call for Papers:

Intellectual Freedom and Libraries in America and Abroad : Historical Perspectives
For Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA), Anaheim, CA., June 21-26, 2012

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association invites submissions of scholarly papers related to the history of intellectual freedom as evidenced in the concerns and actions of libraries, librarians, and library associations.  Subjects may include historical studies of events, movements, individuals or groups (i.e. librarians, library associations, library educators, library supporters) pertaining to censorship, banned books, freedom of information, freedom to read, the Library Bill of Rights, and related topics.

LHRT encourages submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners.  Proposals are due on December 15, 2011.  Each proposal must give the proposal title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar’s one-page vita.  Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed.  Proposals should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress)

The LHRT Research Committee will select a number of authors to present their completed works at the LHRT Research Forum to be held on Sunday June 24, 2012 at the ALA Annual Conference.  Presentations will be approximately twenty minutes each.  The program will be publicized in January 2012.  So that the Forum’s facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 1, 2012.  All presenters must register to attend the conference.  For registration options, see ALA’s events and conferences page at

Accepted papers will also be collected with permissions of the authors for submission as a future issue of the University of Illinois Occasional Papers.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:                                           December 15, 2011

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS                              June 1, 2012

Please submit proposals via e-mail or surface mail and direct inquiries to:

Mark McCallon
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair
221 Brown Library
ACU Box 29208
Abilene, Texas  79699-9208
Telephone: 325-674-2348

Collaborative Librarianship

 Collaborative Librarianship: Call for Participation

Consider joining the groundswell of support for library collaboration: volunteer to become a peer reviewer for the scholarly, open access, online journal, Collaborative Librarianship.  All related subject/interest areas are welcomed.  To register as a peer reviewer, please go to the home page, click “Register” tab, and provide the information requested. (Email address and other information given are strictly confidential and for use only by Collaborative Librarianship.)  You can also contact directly the General Editor, Ivan Gaetz:

Call for Papers – Are you involved in some interesting, innovative or experimental aspect of library collaboration?  Is your library exploring or implementing resources or services that build on, promote, or expand the scope of library collaboration?  Are you critically reflecting on the methodology, theory or philosophy of why and how librarians, libraries or library consortia work together?  If so, we would like to hear from you!  Please consider submitting articles for “peer review” or “From the Field” sections of Collaborative Librarianship.  Reader responses to articles and opinion pieces also are welcomed. Submissions can be made directly through the CL website. Issues will be published in March, June, September and December each year, and deadlines for submissions are 4 months in advance of publication. 


Collaborative Librarianship – on Facebook and twitter

Participate in the conversation.  Join the over 500 Facebook “fans” of Collaborative Librarianship (, and follow CL on twitter.



Ivan Gaetz, General Editor, Collaborative Librarianship

Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. Mail Code D-20

Denver CO 80221-1099                                                         303-458-3556                                   


Call for Papers 
 A multidisciplinary conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life IX, will take place at Idaho State University on Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9, 2012. Gender is not a given. Its meaning and significance are constantly in flux. This conference will explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, in short, the art of how it is lived on a daily basis. The conference will include, in addition to other gender-related events and workshops: a keynote address on Friday evening by Stephanie Coontz, Professor of History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA; a Friday lunchtime talk by an ISU faculty member; and a screening of LUNAFEST. A formal call for papers, an announcement of our student paper competition, and a registration form can be found on our website at Abstracts must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Call for Artists for MAMA SAID: The Artworks and Artifacts of Wise Women Whether your mama, like the Shirelles' moms, warned you that there'd be days like this, or whether she, like LL Cool J's mom, advised you to knock out your competition, we're sure that she had some wise words for you. During Women's History Month 2012, we invite you to help us celebrate the wisdom that your mama (or other woman you admire) shared with you. Tell us her story and send us a visual representation (artwork - hers or yours; an object, piece of clothing or other possession of hers; etc.) that we can display. The Women's History Month (WHM) Committee at Idaho State University (ISU) is calling for submissions for MAMA SAID: The Artworks and Artifacts of Wise Women to be on exhibit at the Transition Gallery on the ISU campus, February 27 - March 10, 2012, in recognition of National Women's History Month. A formal call for artists can be found on our website at SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 9, 2012 For further information, please contact the Anderson Center via phone (208-282-2805) or email Best regards, Rebecca Morrow, Ph.D. Director, Anderson Gender Resource Center Idaho State University Pocatello, ID

e-Science PhD Fellowship

School of Information Studies, Syracuse University




The e-Science fellowship is made available with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. It is designated to produce future faculty who will educate the next generation of information professionals. The PI is Dr. Ping Zhang and Co-PI is Dr. Jian Qin.


PhD Study Support :

The fellowship will provide each fellow with (1) tuition, (2) stipend, (3) health insurance, (4) research grant for research purposes, and (5) conference traveling.



Prospective candidates should be US citizens or permanent residents who have both science and library backgrounds, are interested in doing e-Science related research and are willing to be a faculty member once graduating with a PhD degree.



Follow the regular procedure to apply to the PhD program in the School of Information Studies at SU. In the personal statement, indicate your interests in e-Science research and education. The doctoral committee will review the prospective applicants for admissions. The deadline is Jan. 8, 2011. The online application site can be found at


About e-Science:

e-Science is a new way of conducting scientific research: sharing and managing huge volumes of data (Big Data) and collaborating in various aspects. This inevitably needs information professionals  to be able to solve large scale information management problems. The changing breadth and nature of educating the new generation of information professionals presents an urgent call for preparing the future faculty for this new tasks.


e-Science/Data Science in the iSchool at SU:

The iSchool at SU has a long history on research and education on e-Science and Data Science with funding from agencies such as NSF, IMLS, among others. In addition to research, the school has several educational programs at the graduate level such as the Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science and e-Science Masters’ Fellows Program to educate the new information professionals in science and engineering disciplines. In recent years, the iSchool is actively recruiting new faculty members to support our ever growing research and education in e-Science and Data Science areas.


About the PhD Program in Information Science and Technology:

Founded in 1969, the PhD program at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies is one of the finest interdisciplinary PhD programs in the information field in the nation. It addresses information-related phenomena in all settings: individual, organizational, societal, political, and technical. The PhD program brings together relevant knowledge and methods from information science, behavioral and social sciences,  management science, computer science, law and public policy. The program has produced more than 100 PhD degrees so far. To learn more, visit  


About IMLS:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.  



Dr. Ping Zhang, Professor

PhD Program Director




2012 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference


ER&L Conference Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal
for the 2012 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference!

ER&L is seeking to advance the discussion in these following areas
with this 2012 Call for Proposals, with detailed descriptions included

•       Managing e-Resources in Libraries
•       Collection Development and Assessment
•       Workflow & Organizations
•       External & User Relationships
•       Emerging and Future Technologies
•       Scholarly Communication & Licensing
•       Library as Publisher

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the
basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues
listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. We will
also hold a period of open voting to allow potential attendees to help
shape the program. Proposals should be for original work that has not
been published. We may request that some presenters combine sessions
with complementary subject matter.
Proposal Types: ER&L is looking for individual presentations, panels
with differing perspectives, and half day, hands-on preconference
workshops.  When submitting a proposal, choose one proposal type.


Policy/ Planning Committee Questions? Please direct questions about
the Call for Proposals and Workshops to Elizabeth Winter
( and Xan Arch

Submission Site/ General Questions? Please direct questions related to
the submission site to Sandy Tijerina ( or to
Bonnie Tijerina (

Registration Questions? Information will be posted on ER&L’s web site.
Registration is open as of October 17, 2011 and the conference does
sell out.



•       Visit the Instructions tab to walk you through the bullet points of
the submission process.

•       In this site, Proposal Manager/Creator should be prepared to provide
a title, keywords, learning objectives, an abstract, proposal details,
presenter/ co-presenter contact details, as well as agree to recording
and use and speaker discount statements on this submission form.

•       Submitters may revisit this site and make modifications to their submissions.

•       Accepted proposals earn a 25% discount off of conference registration.

•       The Proposal Creator will affirm acknowledgement of this discount in
the submission form.

•       ER&L requests specific recording and use of it’s presenters. The
Proposal Creator will agree to the ER&L recording and use policy in
this submission form.

•       ER&L staff is available for questions about this site. Please do not
hesitate to ask any questions.

Submission Deadline: Thu Dec 1 2011, 11:59pm EST

ACRL 2012 Spring Virtual Institute

Call for Proposals
Don’t miss the opportunity to play an active part in the 2012
ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, “Extending Reach, Proving Value: Collaborations Strengthen Communities.” Submit a proposal now for an interactive webcast or lightning talk. Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011.

The ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, to be offered April 18-19, 2012, will explore how libraries are capitalizing on community collaborations in order to facilitate connectedness and demonstrate value. The institute will take place in an online conference community, which will provide an environment in which participants can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. Proposals are invited for session formats including:

Interactive Webcast (Synchronous)
An interactive Webcast allows speakers to present in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Participants can also interact by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments.

Lightning Talk (Asynchronous)
Lightning Talks are short, asynchronous presentations of 5-8 minutes, combining a PowerPoint presentation or other visual materials with voice narration by the presenters.

Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011. Full text of the Call for Proposals is available online. Questions about the Call for Proposals or the 2012 Spring Virtual Institute should be directed to, 312-280-2522



Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520


ACRL e-Learning

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting proposal submissions for the ACRL e-Learning program. Submissions are being accepted for live webcasts and asynchronous online courses. Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by Nov. 1, 2011. The full call for proposals, including a link to the submission form, is online at….

ACRL e-Learning webcasts run 90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q and A. Webcasts are offered live on the Elluminate online meeting platform. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board and other interactive tools during their sessions. Participants can interact with the presenters via text-based or audio chat. ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10 percent royalty of webcast registration fees, less the Elluminate vendor fees, split between the presenters.

Online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks on the Moodle platform. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments, chat sessions and/or a final assignment.  ACRL provides $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.

Direct questions to Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Webinars

 The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks proposals for webinar presentations to be held from January 2012 through August 2012.

ASCLA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional development they can conveniently–and affordably–pursue from the comfort of their home or office. These online learning events will be open to all interested librarians, library staff and library supporters and cover topics relevant to a similarly broad group of professionals.

Proposals may be submitted online at:

Successful proposals will:

  • Show plans for presentations that are 60-75 minutes in length.

  • Show how the presentation addresses a topic either of interest to ASCLA members or represents an area of ASCLA‘s expertise that benefits other types of librarians. This may include but is not limited to: financial management; strategic planning; accessibility, grant writing; services to special populations including the blind, deaf and hard of hearing and the incarcerated; state library agencies, library cooperatives and library consulting.

The deadline for proposals is close of business on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Presenters for accepted proposals will receive compensation for their time and will also receive training for the webinar software. Questions about ASCLA or the webinars can be directed to Liz Markel, ASCLA marketing and programs manager at, or Susan Hornung, ASCLA executive director at

More information about the webinar schedule, registration rates and other details will be posted on the ASCLA blog and ASCLA website as webinars are scheduled.

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at