Monthly Archives: November 2012

Apply to host LOEX of the West 2014!

Arising from an interest to provide a library user education conference in the West, the first LOEX of the West conference was held at Willamette University in June 1994, with the theme “Cultivating the Electronic Landscape: Teaching and Learning in a Climate of Constant Change.” The success of this conference led to another in June 1996 at University of Washington, Seattle, with the theme “Collaboration and Instructional Design in a Virtual Environment.” The conference has continued since then every 2 years.

LOEX of the West is not officially associated with the LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction at the Eastern Michigan University Library. However, the LOEX of the West conferences have followed the LOEX conference model of a limited number of attendees, promoting an atmosphere for library professionals to learn and share experiences and ideas with others.

LOEX of the West 2014 will be hosted by Portland State University Library.

The LOEX of the West 2012 & 2014 Conference Planning Committees are seeking applications from institutions or organizations interested in hosting the 12th LOEX of the West Conference (LOTW) in 2016.


Institutions wishing to host LOTW 2016 should fill out the form on the 2012 LOTW Website.


Submit your application by: mid-January 2013
Decision will be made by:  beginning of February 2013

All applicants will be notified by:  end of February 2013

Important information and tips to applicants:

         Support from your institution/organization is important (this includes available facilities and staff support).

         The conference is a very grass roots organization (not formally affiliated with the LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction at Eastern Michigan University) – it is run by the conference hosts with no formal structure, dues, or governance.  The money to run the conference comes from registration fees.

         Registration fees should be kept reasonable.  The LOTW 2012 registration fees were $240 and $75 for the preconference (for LOTW 2012, this included all meals during the conference).

         LOTW attendance ranges between 175-250 people.

         Think about a potential planning committee (who on your library’s staff will be involved?) and your team’s experience/ability to host a large event.

         Housing: it is essential to have hotels/residences nearby.

         Transportation: access to your location (nearby airports, public transit to get around your city/town, etc.) is a key factor.

         The possibility for activities or excursions for attendees outside of sessions is a plus.

         Any additional money left over from the conference usually goes to the next conference team.

         For a little more history on LOTW and to see the conference themes from previous years (with links to their conference websites where available), click here.


The LOTW 2016 Selection Committee will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have about hosting. Please contact either of the following people with questions:


Contact from the 2012 LOTW team:  Raida Gatten (Woodbury University, Burbank, CA)  –

Contact from the 2014 LOTW team:  Joan Petit (Portland State University, Portland, OR)

LITA/ALCTS Marc Formats Transition Interest Group

The LITA/ALCTS Marc Formats Transition Interest Group invites proposals for presentations for its session at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, January 26th from 3pm to 4pm.

The theme of the session will be “Transforming MARC: Repurposing, Reusing and Reimagining Data from MARC  Records Outside of the Traditional ILS”. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Harvesting bibliographic data from MARC records for use in discovery tools of all types
* Transforming MARC data to other metadata schemes (Dublic Core, EAD, VRA, etc…)
* Using Google Refine (or other tools) to combine data from MARC records with data from linked data sources

Presentations can be 15 or 25 minutes in length. Proposals should be e-mailed to Sarah Weeks ( by Friday, November 23rd, 2012. Please include a title, summary, amount of time needed for the presentation, and the names, titles and contact information for the presenter(s).

2013 LITA Forum

LITA Forum 2013 Call for Proposals

[download pdf of call for proposals]

Due date for proposals: February 25, 2013

The 2013 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality pre-conferences, concurrent sessions and poster sessions for the 16th annual LITA National Forum to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, November 7-10, 2013.
The 2013 theme is Creation, Collaboration, Community
The Forum Committee welcomes pre-conferences, presentations, and interactive programs related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Proposals should relate to the themes of creation, empowering library users, collaboration, cooperation, and building or engaging communities.  Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology.
The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Forum Committee is especially interested in presentations highlighting projects that involve the creation of library spaces, the maker movement, and innovative solutions to pragmatic problems.  It also encourages sessions that are hands-on. 
Possible ideas for topics might include:
  • Maker spaces/Maker Movement
  • Creation of New Library Spaces
  • Data Curation
  • Discovery
  • User Experience
  • Web Services
  • Coding 
  • Digital Libraries
  • Institutional Repositories
Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries. Presentations that incorporate audience participation are encouraged. Sessions can be full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions (50 minutes), or poster sessions. The format of the presentations may include single- or multi-speaker formats, panel discussions, moderated discussions, case studies and/or demonstrations of projects.
Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.
Presenters will submit draft presentation slides and/or handouts on ALA Connect in advance of the Forum and will submit final presentation slides or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available on the web site following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; discounted registration will be offered.  
The online form will ask for:
  • Contact information
  • Title
  • Program Description (100 Words) (Please exclude any information identifying the presenter(s) or his/her/their organization.)
  • Participatory elements of the presentation
  • Level indicator (Introducing, Implementing, Innovating)
  • Brief biographical information
  • Whether you would like to consider a paper in ITAL based upon your talk
  • Do you agree to be streamed: yes or no
You will be notified about the status of your proposal by mid-April, 2013
Any questions regarding the Forum?  Please contact the LITA Office:; (312) 280-4268


Tactical Bodies The Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects


*Tactical Bodies:***

*The Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects*

A joint conference of the Congress On Research in Dance (CORD) Special

and Dance Under Construction (the University of California Dance Studies
graduate student conference)**

*Keynote speaker: *Gabriele Brandstetter, Freie Universität Berlin**

*Closing comments: *Susan Foster, UCLA Department of World Arts and

April 19-21, 2013

University of California Los Angeles

Call For Papers**

*Tactical Bodies* will interrogate the possibilities and problematics of
choreographic analysis. Choreographers, dance researchers and others
have extended the concept of choreography to works that do not necessarily
involve danced movement, challenging the assumption that choreography must
relate to dance and vice versa. In scholarly and other projects, the value
of choreography as an approach and a means of analysis has been
demonstrated across cultural sites as well as in a variety of disciplinary
domains. Yet interdisciplinary exchange is rare both because of the manner
in which the academic disciplines are organized in the institution, and
because of the marginal position that dance has historically held as an art
form and area of study.

*Tactical Bodies* provides an opportunity to enrich the discourse
surrounding “choreography” on the one hand, and on the other, to ask what
the concept does in disciplines other than dance studies. We invite
submissions from researchers in disciplines such as performance studies,
curatorial studies, comparative literature, art history and criticism,
ethnic studies, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, disability studies,
post-colonial studies, urban planning, education, and history, as well as
art practitioners, curators, social justice activists, and scholars
studying human behavior in the health and other sciences.

We seek proposals that examine how choreography exists in multiple spaces
and also proposals that consider unexpected subjects–in short, how the
movements of bodies and objects inform our daily social, political and
economic lives. Choreographic terms such as *position*, *locality*, *
direction*, *pace*,*inclusion*, and *exclusion*, and the myriad ways in
which *movement* and *stillness* are expressed lend themselves to
theorizations of power and difference. We look forward to offering a forum
for textual and performative presentations that explore the function of
choreography within and beyond the context of dance with a focus on
activity that is not normally conceived of as dancing.

Possible themes include:

   – The choreography of curating/Choreography as curating
   – Choreography of spectatorship
   – Arts production: the invisible labor of moving bodies in theatres,
   museums and festivals
   – Choreography of torture and punishment
   – Migration, apartheid, social and geographical lines of separation and
   – Mobilization, insurrection, and occupation in electoral politics,
   protest and revolution
   – Colonial and post-colonial maneuvers in global and local choreography
   – Planning, urban movement, and architectural spatial arrangement
   – Moving pedagogy in the choreography of the classroom
   – Movement in the context of visual art
   – Movement of non-human phenomena
   – Choreographing meaning through the rhythm of the text
   – Movement as a trope in theoretical discourse

*Genres of Participation*

We invite broad and innovative interpretations of the conference theme
through papers (both conventional and performative) and practice-oriented
presentations. Work that utilizes and/or analyzes multiple mediums such as
dance, film, text, and other performance genres is encouraged. Proposals
for panels, working groups, workshops, and roundtable discussions are also

Submission Guidelines

-Abstract (300 words max.) of your paper, presentation*, or proposed theme
for a panel, working group, workshop or roundtable discussion†.

-A half page bibliography for your research.

-Full name, contact information, institutional affiliation or professional
status, and brief biography (approx. 100 words).

-Specify whether a dance studio or lecture setting would best suit your
work in the comments section of the form.

-A paper/presentation cannot exceed 20 minutes. A panel, working group, or
round table discussion cannot exceed one hour with an additional 30 minutes
for open questions.

**** Performance-as-Research Proposals* should include a critical
description of the practice-based research engaging in artistic,
theoretical, epistemological or political themes relating to the
conference. Means of inviting critical engagement with the research should
also be indicated. Set up/strike for such contributions must take no more
than 5 minutes, and have minimal staging needs as no technical support will
be provided beyond a microphone and projection onto a screen as per a
conventional paper presentation. All presentations will be subject to the
20-minute time limit, and may be scheduled on a panel with conventional
scholarly papers.

†* **Panel, Working Group, Workshop and Roundtable Discussion Proposals *should
provide the full name, contact information, institutional affiliation or
professional status, and brief biography (approx. 100 words) for each
participant. Note that each panelist seeking to present must submit an
abstract (300 words max.) of their own work along with the abstract for the
panel’s theme.

For online submissions of proposals: Go to

Submission deadline: *November 16th, 2012*.

Submission Instructions:

   1. Go to  <> and click “Make
   a Submission”
   2. Complete the submission form. Be sure to include your 300 word or
   less abstract on the form.       This section should contain the abstract
   for the panel’s theme for Organized Panel, Working Group, Workshop or
   Roundtable Discussion proposals.
   3. Attach your bibliography in the “File Upload” field.
   4. In the comments box, please specify any special requirements you may
   5. Click “Make Submission” to submit your form.

If you have additional supporting documents to upload, please follow the
instructions below.

   1. Navigate to the submission homepage
   2. Select “Upload File”
   3. Select the upload type (Bio, Bibliography, or Supporting Docs).
   4. Enter your submission ID and password and attach your file.
   Click “Upload File”.
   5. You may repeat this process to add up to two more additional files.

Campus Technology

Campus Technology Events
Call for Presentations Closes 11/16/12!

If you’ve got a great idea for a presentation or know a colleague who does, NOW is the time to submit your application! Submit your application online* before NOVEMBER 16!

>> Complete submission information and online application can be found at:

* Proposals will only be accepted electronically.
The Campus Technology Advisory Board and programming team is particularly interested in proposals on the following topics:

– Digital Media/Digital Resources
– Online/Virtual/Hybrid Learning
– eTextbooks/Electronic curriculum/LMS
– Data Management Systems/Dashboards & Analytics
– IT Leadership Strategies for CIOs and CTOs
– Mobile Learning/Apps/Productivity Apps
– Innovative and Emergent Technologies
– Personalized Learning/Flipped Classrooms
– Web tools/Social Media/Communication
– IT Infrastructure/Wireless Networks/Security

If you have questions about the conference program or call for presentations, please e-mail the Program Manager at

***Campus Technology is planning two live conference events in 2013!***
Please plan to join us and your colleagues from around the globe as we share best practices and future visions for technology in higher education.

>> Campus Technology 2013, July 29-August 1, 2013 Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA
>> Campus Technology Forum, April 29-May 1, 2013 Hyatt Grand Manchester in San Diego, CA

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2013

WILU 2013 marks the 42nd year of the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use, the Canadian-based conference on teaching and learning in a library context.

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2013 – Call for Proposals

The WILU Programming Committee invites proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2013 ( The Conference will be held at The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 8-10, 2013.

As Canada’s oldest English-language university, UNB carries its traditions into all opportunities and innovations. The theme for WILU 2013 is Synchronicity: The Time is Now and it reflects the increasing need for Instruction Librarians to balance a myriad of seemingly competing demands. We invite proposals that consider what it means to provide timely information literacy programs in a world of synched devices, decentralized instruction, and information overload, all while serving institutions in flux.

Possible  topics include

�      Merging tradition with innovation
�      Balancing educational theory with pedagogical practice
�      Providing instruction for interdisciplinary programs
�      Theorizing instructional technology
�      Distributed instruction
�      Information ethics
�      Open access resources for instruction
�      Literacies: information and beyond


** Deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, December 3rd, 2012.**


Types of Sessions:

Presentation Sessions

A forty-five (45) minute session grounded in formal research or applied practice, which includes a thirty-five (35) minute presentation and a ten (10) minute question/discussion period.

Ignite Talks

A five (5) minute presentation accompanied by twenty (20) slides which automatically advance every fifteen (15) seconds. Ignite talks promote awareness of a topic and foster conversation. They can focus on anything from quick tips to big picture thinking on an issue, and can be provocative, tangential, irreverent or just plain fun. Ignite Talks are part of a growing global tradition. More information about style and structure can be found at

Pre-Conference Workshops

A two-and-half (2.5) hour participatory workshop on one aspect of the theory, practice or social/political dynamics of library instruction. Venue will be assigned according to space and/or technology needs.

Submission Information

Please submit your proposal by Monday December 3rd, 2012. All proposals should be submitted using the WILU 2013 proposal submission form found online at  .  Potential presenters will be notified by January 31st, 2013. All presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel and accommodation.

The Programming Committee will employ a blind selection process where all identifying information including the presenter’s name, institution and contact information will be excluded. Proposals will be evaluated based on originality, practicality, relevance to the conference theme, and contribution to the field.

Questions? Please email

Lesley Balcom and Joanne Smyth

WILU 2013 Co-Chairs

2013 Queer Studies Conference-Queering Spaces/Queering Borders

-Call for Proposals-Deadline November 26, 2012*

This year the conference theme is Queering Spaces/Queering Borders which is
likely to intersect with many disciplines. Please consider proposing a
paper, panel, workshop, exhibit, or performance.

Also, please forward this to colleagues or students who you think might be
interested presenting their work at the conference in April. We invite a
diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty,
staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students.
 All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15
minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film
screenings, and performances.

Elaborations on the theme *Queering Spaces/Queering Borders *might include:

* borders: legal, cultural, faith-based, social barriers and opportunities
for queer bodies/voices

* queer discussions of race, disability, ethnicity, class

* crossroads and borderlands: queering immigration/emigration

* queer rights and voices in the classroom, health care, behavioral health,
military, and workplaces

* queering gender borders, identities, spaces

* queer bodies: living in, caring for marked bodies

* transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or intersexed action or voices

* queer activism: means and/or outcomes

* investigations of shame, privilege, home, space, reclamation

* queer youth/older adults: lived experience and activism

* queer representations, expressions and cultures in art, literature,
craft, and performance

*The deadline for submissions is November 26, 2012*. The full CFP is
attached. You may also visit our website at:

Please email individual paper abstracts (up to 500 words), panel and
workshop proposals
(up to 700 words) and other proposals (up to 1000 words when appropriate
images, samples, or clips). All proposals should include a title for the
presentation, panel or
performance, type of format preferred, length of time preferred,
audio/visual and accessibility
needs as well as full names, email addresses and affiliations of all the

Send your completed abstract/proposal to:

Registration: To register, please visit and
fill out and mail
the registration form. All speakers must register for the conference. Early
Registration (due
February 25, 2013) is $75 for faculty, $65 for graduate students, and $45
for undergraduate
students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Full Registration (after
February 25th and on site
at the conference) is $85 for faculty, $75 for graduate students, and $55
for undergraduate
students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Daily community passes (to
attend sessions and
speakers only) will be available at the conference ($20); the fee to attend
only a keynote
address will be $10.

Keynote Presenters::

Maureen Seaton (teacher, poet, memoir writer) will present on Thursday
More about Maureen,

Jos� E. Mu�oz (author, performer, teacher, theorist) will present on Friday
More about Jos�,

Adela C. Licona (author, activist, teacher, theorist) will present on
Saturday morning.
More about Adela,

Kickoff Plenary Session: Thursday, April 4th
“Amendment One: Where Do We Go From Here?” Panelists will include Rev.
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern
Bishop Donagrant L. McCluney, North Carolina Field Organizer for
Southerners on New
Ground; and UNC Asheville student Kaley Fry, a queer spawn activist and a
Women, Gender
and Sexuality Studies major who is currently an intern for COLAGE.

For additional information, visit our website:
address questions to Lori Horvitz, (828-251-6590) or Amy
Lanou, (828-250-2317).

Amy Joy Lanou and Lori Horvitz, Co-chairs of the Queer Studies Conference
Organizing Committee

Public Services Quarterly Marketing Column Editor

Public Services Quarterly is published four times per year by Taylor & Francis,
and features a strong set of columns each issue, including professional reading
reviews, a special libraries column, internet resources reviews, and others.

One of the columns is focused on marketing in libraries.  The column has
featured essays about a variety of creative and innovative marketing strategies
used to highlight collections or promote services in all types of libraries.  
The column editor is stepping down, so I’m recruiting contributors and/or a new
editor for Volume 9 (2013) and beyond.        We do have an item lined up for issue
#1; the first deadline for a new editor or contributor will be March 1, 2013.

If you would be interested in contributing a column or taking on the column
editor duties, please send me an email with some info about your experience and

Beth Blakesley, Editor, PSQ

“Science and Gender Matters: No Limits 2013”

March 1-2, 2013 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Hosted by the UNL Women’s and Gender Studies Program

“No Limits” is an annual student conference dedicated to crossing boundaries between disciplines and exploring a wide range of women’s and gender issues. We invite proposals from undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates on any topic from any discipline related to women’s issues, lives, histories or cultures; feminism; or women’s and gender studies. Creative writing, visual arts, film, music, performances, workshops, and academic papers are all welcome. Proposals for individual presentations or pre-made panels are accepted.

While papers and panels can address a variety of themes, this year’s keynote and panel discussion will address the conference theme of “Science and Gender Matters.” Janet Kourany, feminist philosopher of science and professor at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote talk “But What Happens When the Scientists Are Women?” In addition, UNL associate professor Sarah Gervais will lead a panel discussion on “Applying Gender to Psychology Research: Helping Students Create New Knowledge.” Her students will describe their experiences working with Gervais’ research team and answer questions about their work and research from the audience.

Proposal Submission Instructions

Your proposal should include:

• Your project title

• An abstract of 250-400 words describing your project and its larger significance

• Contact Information: your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail, and phone number MUST be on your proposal

• The days you are available to present and any A/V equipment you might need. 15-20 minute presentations are expected. If you anticipate your presentation to exceed that time, please make note of it on your proposal.

When submitting your proposal, please copy the text of your proposal in the body of the email AND attach it as an electronic copy.

Proposals and questions regarding the conference should be submitted to:

Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 18th, 2013.

Early submissions will be responded to prior to the deadline.

For more information about the conference, please see the No Limits website:

14th World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD)

The 14th IAALD World Congress programming committee is seeking proposals for papers, posters and interactive workshops. This year’s conference, “Emerging Priorities for Scientific and Agricultural Information,” will be held July 22-24, 2013 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Submissions are due by December 1st. All accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Information Worldwide (AIW).

Papers and Posters: Those wishing to present a paper or a poster should submit an abstract in English (maximum 300 words) online at (new users of the EasyChair software program will need to sign up for a free account). Proposals should be tagged with at least two and up to five keywords from the provided tags. At least three additional author keywords are also required.


Interactive Workshops: The programming committee is also interested in hearing proposals for 2 hour hands-on workshops to be given at the conference. If you have expertise on a topic you think would benefit conference attendees and would like to lead a workshop, please submit a description in English (maximum 300 words) online at (new users of the EasyChair software program will need to sign up for a free account).

Authors will be informed of decisions on their proposals by January 15, 2013. All authors will be expected to give their papers, posters, and workshops in person at the IAALD World Congress. Scholarship information will be forthcoming.

Questions? Please email Jim Morris-Knower at