Monthly Archives: March 2012

Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia Chapter of ACRL (WPWVC-ACRL)

June 1 at Waynesburg University, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

The conference theme is “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Setting Your Pace as a Library Leader.” We encourage proposals on all topics, although priority consideration will be given to those proposals on the conference theme. Proposals will be peer-reviewed.

Please submit your proposals through the following link:

The deadline for proposal submission is April 15, 2012.

We look forward to your presentations and papers!


Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group (eBUG)

Ex Libris users of Kentucky and beyond:

The eBUG Conference is scheduled for June 1, 2012 at Somerset Community College in Somerset Kentucky.

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations for the 2012 annual conference of the Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group (eBUG). Presentations are being sought for all Ex Libris products, such as Primo, SFX, Voyager, etc. We highly encourage the submission relating to public services, library instruction, technical services, and systems.

All topics should be related to Ex Libris products and presentations should last approximately 45 minutes. Chosen presenters must agree to provide ELUNA and Ex Libris copies of their presentations for posting on their respective websites, if requested. Conference registration fees for presenters of accepted proposals will be waived.

Proposals can be submitted here<> or by clicking on the ‘Submit a Proposal’ link below:

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 26, 2012. Notification regarding acceptance of proposals will take place by April 13, 2012.

Questions may be directed to the current eBUG officers.

On behalf of the eBUG officers,

Melissa Brooks (<>) – Morehead State University

Randy Kuehn (<>) – University of Louisville

Benjamin Rawlins (<>) – Georgetown College

Submit a Proposal<>

Civic Engagement in the Feminist Classroom

We are seeking contributions for a special issue of the journal Feminist
Teacher, to be co-edited by LeeRay M. Costa (Hollins University) and Karen
Leong (Arizona State University).  We are interested in single- or
co-authored essays that examine civic engagement from feminist perspectives
and how civic engagement is explored and practiced in feminist classrooms.
Final essays should be between 20 and 30 pages in length. Relevant topics
might include:
�     What does a �feminist civic engagement� look like?

�     Developing working relationships and collaborating with community
      organizations outside of the university

�     Preparing students to work and interact with different communities

�     Teaching students about race and class privilege that may shape their
      interactions with community members

�     How to locate and secure institutional support for civic engagement

�     The logistics of developing civic engagement projects for different
      campus contexts (e.g., commuter campus, community college, liberal
      arts college, vocational school, etcS)

�     Examples of assignments with discussion of theories that inform
      pedagogical decisions

�     Intersectional approaches in civic engagement pedagogy

�     Civic engagement across the WGS curriculum

�     Civic engagement as a form of lifelong learning

Please submit a one-page abstract (no more than 400 words) by April 15,
2012, to and .  Contributors will be
notified whether they have been selected for the special issue by May 1.
Articles will be due to the editors by July 25, and final submissions will
be due September 15. Information about and guidelines for submission to
Feminist Teacher may be found at

Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian.

The 1st Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme:  Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian. 


While stereotypical images of the library would have us believe that learning takes place in hushed silence, the truth is that learning is not necessarily a quiet endeavor.  Learning can be complicated, messy, loud, boisterous, and exciting. 


We seek stimulating proposals that examine the implications Learning Out Loud has for information literacy pedagogy.  How can instruction librarians take into account the sometimes chaotic, highly complex learning process when planning and delivering instruction sessions?  How do we reach diverse learners with diverse learning styles?  How might instruction librarians partner with other campus entities in order to foster student learning and enhance information literacy pedagogy?  How do we envision the future of library instruction?  Possible topic areas related to information literacy pedagogy may include, but are not limited to:




         Learning activities

         Lesson plans

         Marketing and outreach

         Pedagogical theory and practice

         Professional development for instruction librarians

         Teaching with technology


Proposal guidelines: Proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes.  All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.  Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:


Proposal deadline: April 30, 2012.  Proposal status notification will take place by May 21, 2012.


About the Colloquium:


Technology in Higher Education and Human Performance

Call for Papers

Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)

Special Issue on Technology in Higher Education and Human Performance

Guest Editors

Dr. Minhong Wang
Faculty of Education,
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Chi-Cheng Chang
Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development,
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

This special issue of the KM&EL international journal is dedicated to coverage of technology in higher education and human performance. Fierce competition, globalization, and a dynamic economy have forced organizations and individuals to search for new ways to strengthen their competitive advantages. In pursuance this, improvement of learning and human performance for sustainable development has been recognized as a key strategic issue. It becomes crucial to help learners in educational institutions and knowledge workers in various organizations to improve their self-directed and life-long learning, especially via using information and communication technologies in the digital economy.

While implementing technology-enhanced learning, a variety of aspects have to be taken into account including learning and instructional theories, educational technology, curriculum development, knowledge management, performance evaluation, organizational culture, etc. This special issue aims to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to explore issues related to the design, evaluation and application of technologies in higher education and human performance development.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– E-learning in higher education
– Distance education and lifelong learning
– Computer-assisted learning
– Instructional design in online learning
– Online curriculum development
– Web-based corporate training
– Knowledge management
– Adult learning and human performance
– mpact of technology on learning

We are interested in both theoretical and practical papers that aim to improve learning and human performance by applying the latest technological advances. We would like to stimulate interest in the issues across academia, practice, industry, research and policy, and therefore we welcome focused papers from all sectors.

Submission due: 15th May 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15th Jul 2012
Publication schedule: Sep 2012

Electronic submission by email to Guest Editors is required ( or ).

Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used for selecting papers to be published in this special issue. Authors should follow the instructions outlined in the KM&EL Website (see URL

For more information about the KM&EL, please visit the web site:

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications:

DC-2012 Call for Participation (EXTENSION) to 30 March 2012
3-7 September 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
DC-2012 will explore the global, national and regional roles of metadata in addressing global challenges such as food security, the digital divide, and sustainable development. Metadata plays a significant role globally in information systems shaping how we know, monitor and change social and governmental systems affecting everything from the environment, human rights and justice to education and peace. DC-2012 will bring together in Kuching the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing languages of description to meet these global challenges. 
DC-2012 is part of Knowledge Technology Week 2012 in Malaysia.  For more information, see  Collocated events include: 
–DC-2012 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
–PRICAI 2012 The 12th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
–PRIMA 2012 The 15th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
–Artificial Intelligence Workshops (AIW2012)
–FINAL COPY: 29 June 2012
Beyond the conference theme, submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:
— Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
— Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices)
— Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
— Application profiles
— Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
— Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, 
   time, structures, and scales.
— Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, 
   curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
— Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory 
   institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
— Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings) 
   as Semantic Web vocabularies
— Accessibility metadata
— Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
— Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
— Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
— Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, 
   authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge 
   Organization Systems (SKOS)
— Ontology design and development
— Integration of metadata and ontologies
— Search engines and metadata
— Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications)
— Vocabulary registries and registry services
–All submissions for papers, reports, extended poster abstracts, community workshop and special sessions must do so through the DCMI Peer Review System at  Author registration with the peer review system and instructions for the submission process appear under the “Information for Authors” link.
–All submissions must be in English.  
–All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee.
–Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Kuching by at least one of their authors.
Submissions for Asynchronous Participation:  With prior arrangement, a few exceptional papers, project reports and extended poster abstracts will be accepted for asynchronous presentation by their authors. Submissions accepted for asynchronous presentation must follow both the general author guidelines for submission as well as additional instructions located at
— Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published in the permanent online conference proceedings and in DCMI Publications (      
— Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be published in the online conference proceedings. 
— Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review System.  
— Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented at The Hague by at least one of their authors.  
— Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic information regarding current professional positions and affiliations as a condition of acceptance and publication.
FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages; Peer reviewed): Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. 
PROJECT REPORTS (4-5 pages; Peer reviewed): Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation. 
POSTERS (1-2 pages; Peer reviewed): Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster submission should consist of a one-two page extended abstract.  
One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and discussion of posters at the conference venue. Instructions on the preparation of the display poster can be found at
SPECIAL & PANEL SESSIONS: Special and panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each special session serves as a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. A proposal for a special session consists of a single document of approximately 800-1,200 words in length containing:
–Session title
–35-50 word abstract for use in promoting the session
–Brief description of the scope and motivation for the session
–Names and brief CVs of session facilitators, presenters, or panelists
–Brief CVs of the organizers
DCMI COMMUNITY & TASK GROUP WORKSHOP SESSIONS: DCMI Community Workshop & Task Group Sessions are intended to: (1) advance the specific work of DCMI entities as defined at; and (2) to set the work agenda for the Community or Task Group for the coming year. Note: Communities wanting to present a special session or a panel in the area of the Community’s interest should submit a proposal under Special & Panel Sessions above.
–Schubert Foo, Professor and Associate Dean, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
–Hans Overbeek, Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands

“Born in Revolution”: History, Gender, and the Power of Conflict

The Women’s and Gender Historians of the Midwest (WGHOM) and the Great Lakes History Conference
invite proposals for:

“Born in Revolution”: History, Gender, and the Power of Conflict

 October 12-13, 2012

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

In her autobiography, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones aptly described the lives of many other individuals and nations over the course of history:  “I was born in revolution.” As the world events of spring 2011 unfolded in such diverse locations as the statehouse of Wisconsin and the streets of Egypt, historians tried to make sense of 21st century political, economic, social and religious upheaval in the context of the revolutionary changes of the past.  In particular, one question that has arisen and that forms the focus of this conference is the ways in which gender informs, undermines, or bolsters revolutionary struggles.  Perhaps she was born in revolution, but Mother Jones also made revolution her lifelong goal through teaching, labor organizing and activism.

This conference will bring together academics, teachers, activists, archivists, students and the public to explore the idea of revolutionary change in history, especially as it concerns the question of gender. Honoring our conference location in Michigan, our 2012 theme highlights through one of our keynotes the role of revolutionaries in Michigan’s history with a screening of a new biographical film about Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit activist and feminist [].

We encourage not only the presentation of research by academics, graduate students and undergraduates, but also papers, roundtables and panels from teachers, librarians, archivists, activists, and public historians that speak to the question of gender history and its revolutionary potential.  Possible themes might include:
–Revolutions broadly defined (social, political, cultural, economic)
–Female revolutionaries
–Documentary projects, oral histories or new available resources relating to revolutions
–Revolution and Gender
–Revolution from below – local activism and gender dynamics
–Specific revolutionary moments, e.g. Arab Spring 2011

The deadline for submission of proposals, consisting of an abstract (500 words or less) and one-page resum�/c.v., is May 1, 2012.  For full panels or roundtables, please have one contact person submit the materials for the group. Send proposals via email to the program committee in care of Tammy M. Proctor (

Society for Women in Philosophy (Eastern Division)

Call for Papers: Society for Women in Philosophy (Eastern Division) April 28, 2012 Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MA

Conference Theme: Women in Philosophy: Why Race and Gender Still Matter

Keynote: “Whiteness and Women of Color in Feminist Theory or Considerations of Race and Sex Analogies in Contemporary Feminism,”
Dr. Donna-Dale Marcano, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College.

The Eastern Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy invites submissions for its 2012 meeting to be held at Notre Dame of Maryland University on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This year’s conference theme is “Women in Philosophy: Why Race and Gender Still Matter.” Although “intersectionality,” the difficult yet productive attempt to theorize race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, etc. together, has been a conceptual framework for more than a decade in the U.S. academy, it is almost entirely absent as a recognized philosophical theme or framework within the larger discipline of philosophy. We invite submissions that promote and engage intersectionality, as well as submissions that bring attention to the work of woman philosophers and/or women in philosophy.

Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 30, 2012. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to:

Maeve O’Donovan,<>
Namita Goswami,<>
Lisa Yount,<>

Registration (includes lunch)
For non-members: $80
For members of ESWIP: $60
For graduate students and the underemployed: $40 To join ESWIP:

ACRL 2013

Propose a Workshop for ACRL 2013
Do you want to engage with your colleagues around the dynamic and challenging issues facing academic librarians today? Proposing a Workshop for ACRL 2013 gives you the opportunity for three hours of active and in-depth learning. Tag proposals with up to three of the 40 keywords available in the Call for Participation. The tagging system will draw connections among the conference content and help participants sort through the wide variety of dynamic interactions that define ACRL conferences.
ACRL 2013 Conference will be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Proposals are due May 11, 2012, and can be submitted via the online form.

Complete details about ACRL 2013, including the full call for participation, are available on the conference website. Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2013 should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or

Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Call for Chapter Proposals: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

(An Edited Collection to be published as part of the Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies)
Litwin Books and Library Juice Press

Rachel Wexelbaum, Editor

Emily Drabinski, Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Series Editor

Contact Information:
Editor: Rachel Wexelbaum, Collection Management Librarian, Saint Cloud State University:

Book Abstract
In the 21st century, there are more LGBT information resources than ever before. The challenges that arise both from the explosion of born-digital materials and the transformation of materials from physical to electronic formats has implications for access to these resources for future generations. Along with preservation concerns, making these numerous digital LGBT resources available to users becomes more difficult when they swim in an ocean of websites, EBooks, digitized objects, and other digital resources. Librarians, archivists, and museum curators must engage in a range of new digital practices to preserve and promote these numerous LGBT resources.

A “digital practice” in libraries, archives, and museums includes, but is not limited to, the digitization of physical objects; the creation of online resources and services that improve access to these objects; the use of online catalogs, databases, and metadata to categorize such objects; and the online social media and Web 2.0 tools used to connect users to these resources. Information professionals engaged in digital practices must also understand the information needs, online searching behaviors, and online communication styles of their patrons in order to make them aware of the digital resources that may be of use to them.

This is the first book to specifically address the digital practices of LGBT librarians, archivists, and museum curators, as well as the digital practices of seekers and users of LGBT resources and services. More broadly, this collection aims to address these issues in the context of the technical, social, economic, legal, and political challenges of creating LGBT-specific digital collections, electronic resources and services.

Submission procedure

Please submit abstracts and chapter proposals of up to 500 words and a short author’s statement to rswexelbaum [at] by April 1, 2012. Chapter authors will receive notification of acceptance by June 1, 2012. Final manuscripts of between 3000 and 5000 words will be due September 1, 2012. Final edited chapter manuscripts will be due to Library Juice Press January 1, 2013.

For more information please visit the online CFP at the Library Juice Website:

Please send all correspondence about chapter proposals to Rachel Wexelbaum at

Rachel Wexelbaum, MLIS
Collection Management Librarian
LRTS Collections MC 220-G
Saint Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 308-4756