Monthly Archives: August 2013

Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), the official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal located at:  The purpose of JRLYA is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practice to support young adult library services.  JRLYA publishes original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of adolescents; the management, implementation, and evaluation of young adult library services; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with this population. 

YALSA is currently seeking content that helps to advance one or more areas in its Research Agenda: of Research on Libraries and Young Adults invites manuscripts based on original qualitative, quantitative, synthetic, or mixed method research; an innovative conceptual framework; or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation.  Case studies and works of literary analysis are also welcome.  The journal’s editorial board recognizes the contributions that other disciplines make to expanding and enriching theory, research, and practice in young adult library services and encourages submissions from researchers, students, and practitioners in all fields.  JRLYA is on a continuous publishing cycle, and manuscripts are accepted year round. Author guidelines are located at:

Contact Editor Denise Agosto at to discuss submissions and author guidelines.  All completed manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to  

Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising,
Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets & Writers Magazine
“List of Best Books for Writers.” Writing After Retirement: Tips by
Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.

Seeking chapters of unpublished work from writers in the U.S. and
Canada for an anthology. Interested in such topics as: Women Founding
Online Companies; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or
Physical Disabilities; Woman’s Studies Resources and Curriculum;
Surveys/Interviews of Innovative Women on the Web.

Chapters of 3,000-4,000 words or two chapters coming to that word
count (up to 3 co-authors) on how the Internet has opened doors,
leveled the playing field and provided new opportunities for women,
are all welcome. Practical, how-to-do-it, anecdotal and innovative
writing based on experience how women make money on the Web, further
careers. One complimentary copy per chapter, discount on additional

Please e-mail 2-4 chapter topics each described in two sentences by
September 30, 2013, along with a brief bio to
Please place INTERNET/Last Name on the subject line; if co-authored,
paste bio sketches for each author.

The Library as Knowledge Laboratory

Call for Poster Session Proposals: “The Library as Knowledge Laboratory”
The Greater New York Chapter of the
Association of College and Research Libraries 2013 Symposium
Friday, December 6, 2013

The 2013 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “The Library as Knowledge Laboratory” will explore the opportunities and challenges facing academic librarians in light of scholars’ increased demands for new formats, open-source tools, digital repositories, and innovative research methods in the new knowledge laboratory. For further information about the symposium, go to:

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the 2013 Symposium.  Your poster session can address any issue related to this theme.  Examples include but are not limited to:

•       Transforming physical space
•       Service models
•       Scalability and/or Sustainability
•       Interaction between IT, faculty and librarians
•       New staffing needs and job titles
•       Re-skilling
•       Changing culture
•       Securing real estate
•       Assessment/Evaluation of programs and people
•       Connecting to teaching faculty
•       Promoting a program to library administration
•       Managing administrative expectations

Please submit your proposal using the online form at

The deadline for submission is Friday, September 13, 2013
Accepted posters will be notified by Monday, September 30, 2013.
For some helpful poster pointers, check the “poster presentations” tab on the LibGuide at

The Symposium will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013 in New York City at:
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College,
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

We look forward to your submissions!
The 2013 ACRL/NY Symposium Committee

IJBDI, International Journal of Big Data Intelligence

IJBDI is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality original
research papers in any aspect of big data intelligence.  The objectives
of IJBDI are provide cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas and
results for big data intelligence, including novel theory, algorithms
and applications.  It also aims to promote and establish an effective
channel of communication between industries, government agencies,
academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the
complexity of big data intelligence.
This new journal pursues two objectives:
1) Becoming an on-going forum for professionals, academics, researchers,
scientists, engineers, educators, and policy makers, working in the field
of data science and management to demonstrate and explore current advances
in all aspects of big data intelligence, in its many shapes and forms.
2) Promoting cross-disciplinary innovative research and expanding dialogue
across disciplinary fields, such as engineering, medicine, computational
biology, healthcare, social science, finance, business, government,
education, transportation and telecommunications.
For more information, please visit
== Editorial Board ==
IJBDI is published by Inderscience Publishers and is administered by an
international and interdisciplinary editorial board.
Executive and Advisory Editors:
Hsu, Ching-Hsien, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Abawajy, Jemal, Deakin University, Australia
Bojanova, Irena, University of Maryland University College, USA
Chung, Yeh-Ching, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Hacker, Thomas J., Purdue University, USA
Paprzycki, Marcin, Systems Research Institute, Poland
Balaji, Pavan, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Chen, Jinjun, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Di Martino, Beniamino, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Italy
Wang, Guojun, Central South University, China
Buyya, Raj, University of Melbourne, Australia
Fox, Geoffrey Charles, Indiana University, USA
Hwang, Kai, University of Southern California, USA
Prasanna, Viktor K., University of Southern California, USA
Ranka, Sanjay, University of Florida, USA
Sahni, Sartaj, University of Florida, USA
Tsai, Jeffrey, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Yen, I-Ling, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Yu, Philip S., University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Zomaya, Albert, University of Sydney, Australia
Editorial Board:
== Publication ==
In addition to the open call, special issues devoted to emerging topics
in big data intelligence will occasionally be published.
== Submissions ==
IJBDI welcomes submissions of high-quality original research articles
with novel findings, and critical reviews. The journal aims to present
original perspectives and points of view across disciplines and areas of
To submit a paper, please read the detailed guidelines found here:

Digital Reference and the User Experience Special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue on User Experience. Details can be found at