Monthly Archives: November 2013

NEQPOC: New England Queer People of Color Conference

NEQPOC Call for Proposals 2014
New England Queer People of Color Conference
Davis Center, University of Vermont March 21-22, 2014 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, January 5, 2014

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

We are now accepting program proposals and research poster presentations for the inaugural year of the New England QPOC regional conference. The NEQPOC Conference, hosted at the University of Vermont, strives to provide visibility, liberation, and empowerment for queer-identifying people of color in the New England area. The conference is a safe, empowering space where self-identifying queer people of color can build and strengthen social connections and critically engage in dialogue about the intersecting social, political and theoretical dimensions of the NEQPOC identity and community. (For more information or to register for the conference, go to<>).

Successful program/poster proposals will:
∙ Contribute to an anti-oppressive space where the QPOC experience is forefront
∙ Use innovative approaches that deconstruct or subvert traditional presentation formats
∙ Encourage artistic expression, creativity, and audience participation
∙ Clearly identify its audience and avoid academic/technical jargon

We encourage submissions from varying perspectives including professionals, academics, students, and community activists/organizers. The knowledge shared within the community is more important than considering oneself an expert.

All workshop and poster proposals will be reviewed by members of the NEQPOC Conference Planning Committee. All individuals are invited to submit a proposal. Only accepted submissions will receive a response. Affiliation with the university does not guarantee that your proposal will be accepted. The conference reserves the right to pass on any proposals that do not support the mission of the conference, the planning committee priorities, or the university.

The NEQPOC Conference will be held on the University of Vermont campus. Although we ask for a donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Presenters are asked to volunteer their time and services. Presenters will receive information about local hotels and transportation options in the presenter information packet.


Please contact The NEQPOC Conference Planning Committee at<>. We also invite you to visit the website at<>, where you may register for the conference.

Presentation format *
     *    45 minute educational session
     *    Poster Session
     *    Discussion
Presenter Name(s) *

Organization Affiliation/Title (if any)

Address and City/State Zip *

Telephone (day)

Telephone (evening)

Email Address *

To ensure a diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, please describe for the committee how being QPOC impacts your life: *

Session Title *

Session Description – Please write a 150-200 word abstract stating what your workshop is, who your intended audience is, and what your objectives and rationale are for proposing your session. This abstract is not for publication but will help us better understand and review your proposal. *

AV Equipment Required *

Are you willing to be on a panel with others with similar topics?
     *    Yes
     *    No
Brief Session Description to be published – Should your session be accepted, we will need to have a brief (50-75 words) description of your session to be published in our conference program: *

Brief Bio – Please If your session is accepted, we will need to have a brief bio of yourself in the third person to be published in our conference program: *

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Occupy Education: Empowering the 99%

Pennsylvania Chapter  

National Association for Multicultural Education

16th Annual Conference

Hosted by
Temple University
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership 

April 11-12, 2014 

PA-NAME invites you to submit a presentation proposal for its annual conference. The deadline for priority consideration for received proposals is December 2, 2013. The final deadline is December 16, 2013. For more information, go to:

ACRL 2015: Creating Sustainable Community

March 25-28, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Libraries are living ecosystems that adapt, change and innovate to remain relevant to our users, our institutions, and the broader environment of higher education. Many of our successes and challenges come from shifts within our system: financial, human and other resources interact to generate services, collections and facilities, and these resources must be continuously renewed in order to ensure our future viability. Beyond our borders, however, academic libraries must also interact productively with other interrelated systems including publishers, public policy makers, information technology experts, and more. Academic librarians actively engage with these systems and increasingly challenge them to build a sustainable world that fosters a creative, robust community of information generators and consumers.

Knowledge creation and discovery is vital to the health and dynamism of our library ecosystem. To that end, the ACRL 2015 conference planning committee invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues on the theme Creating Sustainable Community on March 25-28, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. Portland, known for environmental awareness, innovation, and active involvement in creating and nurturing forward-looking communities, serves as the perfect backdrop for exploring and advancing libraries’ own sustainability. The conference will also celebrate the Association of College and Research Libraries’ 75th anniversary, a testament to our longevity and value!

The ACRL Conference offers a variety of options for participation.

For more information about the conference go to
Deadline for submissions is May 9, 2014.

The New Librarianship

This is a call for book chapters for The New Librarianship, a book that will focus on new roles and responsibilities for librarians in the digital environment, as well as new skill sets, new partnerships, and other exciting endeavors.  The book will be published by Scarecrow Press.

Topical areas suggested include: 

  • information stewardship
  • research evaluation metrics
  • new skills and new roles
  • open access
  • scholarly publishing
  • the library as publisher
  • involvement, engagement, connection with patrons/customers
  • training
  • embedded librarianship
  • research data management and services
  • grant writing
  • virtual reference, instruction, etc.
  • e-science
  • innovative uses of technology
  • library mobile apps
  • information visualization
  • ILMS redefined
  • data literacy, media literacy, multi-literacy
  • institutional repositories
  • sustainable and effective assessment
  • exciting and innovative partnerships outside of and within the library
  • user-generated content
  • data curation
  • innovative uses of metadata standards and interoperability
  • new models for library services
  • mega-collaborations (shared print, shared services, etc.)
  • marketing/outreach services
  • “green” libraries
  • creating/reinventing new spaces in libraries
  • web-scale discovery tools
  • folksonomies

These are only a few of the topics that will be explored in this book.  The editor is looking for case studies, thoughtful and insightful opinions, and innovative new services and models for moving libraries forward.  

To submit book chapter proposals, please submit an abstract of approximately 100 words and a title for the chapter to Dr. Brad Eden at  Deadline for proposals is November 25, 2013.  Deadline for accepted chapters to be submitted to the editor would be May 1, 2014. 

NASIG 29th Annual Conference (note date extended)

Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers
May 1-4, 2014
Fort Worth, TX

Join vision speakers Herbert Van de Sompel, Katherine
Skinner, and Jenica Rogers at the 29th Annual NASIG
Conference in Ft. Worth, TX from May 1-4, 2014!

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to
Friday, November 22. Please use our ProposalSpace online
form to submit a proposal.

The PPC welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies
that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for
Electronic Resources Librarians. Program topics from the
Core Competencies include:

● Electronic resource life cycle and management
● Collection analysis and development
● Standards and systems of cataloging and
classification, metadata, and indexing
● Technology and providing access to electronic
● Licensing and legal framework
● Standards, initiatives, and best practices
● Scholarly communication

Please note the following:

● Time management issues generally limit each session
to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of
four (4) or more speakers must be discussed in advance with
the Program Planning Committee (
● Each session speaker receives a waiver for one-half
of the basic conference registration if registered before
Early Bird registration closes, regardless of NASIG
membership status.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at:

We look forward to a great conference in Fort Worth!

Kelli Getz and Anna Creech
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

LIS Perspectives on Privacy and Information Management

Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

Suggested title: LIS Perspectives on Privacy and Information Management

Guest editors: Jacquelyn Burkell and Alexandre Fortier

Proposed aim and scope: Information professionals have the difficult task of managing information and supporting others to do the same in an increasingly complex environment where issues of information protection, control, and ownership are of paramount importance. These issues present challenges to the practice of information professionals: for example, how can libraries adequately protect the privacy of patron information? They also invite a discussion of the role of information professionals in public education and literacy: should information professionals be responsible for public education on issues such as privacy, intellectual property, and copyright? This special issue focuses on the role of information professionals with respect to these aspects of information management. We are seeking submissions that address these issues, examining questions including (but not limited to):

1)    Among information professionals, what is the state of knowledge regarding information protection, control and ownership? What do information professionals know and need to know about issues such as privacy and information management? What training do we offer, and what should we offer, to information professionals with respect to these issues?

2)    How are information professionals responding to the policy issues that arise with respect to privacy and information management? How are these issues affecting service delivery? What policies are being developed, and what are the challenges to effective policy responses?

3)    What is the role of information professionals in helping people to become more literate and able to respond to privacy and information management challenges? What programs are being developed? Are interventions effective?

Proposed timeline:          Deadline for submission: March 15, 2014

                                                First round of review (results): May 15, 2014

                                                Final manuscript submission: June 30, 2014

                                                Planned publication date: September 2014

Authors are invited to visit the journal’s website for presentation guidelines and send their submissions in electronic format – an e-mail attachment in Word is preferred – to one of the following addresses: Jacquelyn Burkell Alexandre Fortier


Creative Visualization: The Art of Information Literacy: LOEX 2014

 Call for Proposals
Creative Visualization: The Art of Information Literacy

42nd Annual LOEX Conference
May 8 – 10, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Proposals due: Friday, November 22, 2013

We invite you to submit breakout session proposals to be considered for presentation at the LOEX 2014 Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Proposals should showcase effective and innovative library instruction & information literacy practices, provide useful information that participants can utilize at their libraries, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types.

Successful proposals should reflect elements of one of seven tracks:

* Priming the Canvas — Leadership and Professional Development
* In the Studio — Teaching and Learning Spaces
* Impressions/Expressions — Evaluation and Assessment
* Brushes, Paints & Palettes — Technologies and Innovation
* Inside the Frame — Visual Literacy
* Mixed Media Magic — Collaborative Relationships
* Theory & Technique — Instructional Design and Performance

Breakout Session Formats

Two types of proposals will be accepted:

* Presentation: A 50-minute session that includes time for a 40-45 minute presentation and 5-10 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 30-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

* Interactive Workshop: A 50-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning experience in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-50 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a “hands-on” experience for attendees.

In addition to breakout sessions:
1. Students currently enrolled in a Master’s program in library and information sciences, along with librarians in resident or intern programs, will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about poster sessions will be issued in a separate call for proposals.

2. Lightning Talks–short (seven minutes or less) presentations given during a single Saturday session by different presenters.  There will only be a handful (~ five) lightning talk presentations, as they are intended to be an energizing, but small, part of the conference.  Proposals will be due in late January.  More details about Lightning Talks will be issued in a November call for proposals.

Submission Information

Proposals can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 22, 2013. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 10, 2014.

If your proposal is accepted, then up to three presenters will be automatically registered for the conference and required to pay registration in full by Monday,          March 31, 2014.

More information, including the proposal submission form, can be found at:

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, contact Christina Radisauskas at

Learn more about the LOEX 2014 Conference at
Learn more about LOEX at


Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience


Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013

A book edited by Abigail G. Scheg

(Elizabeth City State University, USA)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series

The Advances in Educational Technologies & Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series is a resource where researchers, students, administrators, and educators alike can find the most updated research and theories regarding technology’s integration within education and its effect on teaching as a practice.



The flipped classroom is a pedagogical practice that has garnered a significant following in recent years. The premise of a flipped classroom is that lecture and traditional content preparation is done at home (such as via videos on an LMS) and the classroom time is used for students to engage with the content and complete activities. Therefore, the traditional concept of the classroom is “flipped,” meaning lectures are listened to or watched at home and “homework” is done in the classroom. The flipped classroom has demonstrated positive increases in student engagement and interaction, as well as positive outcomes in subject matter expertise.


Objective of the Book

The mission of this text is to provide a necessary resource in the flipped classroom for individuals who are interested in pursuing this pedagogical endeavor but have not participated in a flipped classroom themselves. Therefore, this text will provide foundational materials as well as narrative explanations of successful aspects of a flipped classroom from experienced instructors.


Target Audience

The target audience for this text will be educators across disciplines and levels, as well as educational administrators.


Recommended Topics

Recommended topics are any in-depth analysis or assessment of the flipped classroom experience, regardless of level or discipline. This text is not looking for chapters introducing the concept of a flipped classroom. Topic ideas:

         Successful assignments used with the flipped classroom

         Successful teaching methodologies with the flipped classroom

         Assessing students’ expectations and experiences with the flipped classroom

         Challenges of implementation

         Challenges of maintaining or articulating positive results to those outside of the classroom

This section is not comprehensive. Please feel free to contact the editor with an idea or chapter proposal.


Submission Procedure

Interested participants are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on or before December 15, 2013 clearly explaining the field of study and specific developments to be addressed within the chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 30, 2013 about the status of their proposals and given specific chapter guidelines. Full chapters, if accepted, are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.


Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013

Full Chapter Submission: April 30, 2014

Review Results to Authors: June 30, 2014

Revised Chapter Submissions: July 30, 2014

Final Acceptance Notifications: August 15, 2014


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to

Dr. Abigail G. Scheg


International Journal of Internet and Distributed Systems are being solicited for International Journal of Internet and Distributed Systems (IJIDS, ISSN: 2327-7165), an open-access and high-impact journal focused on the latest advancement of Internet and Distributed Systems. If you have unpublished papers in hand and have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please feel free to submit your manuscripts to this journal through the Paper Submission System or send them by email to us.

Fifth International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2014)

Azia Resort and Spa, Paphos Cyprus
June 15-18, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 23rd
Notification: December 31st

We invite proposals for workshops. Workshops are intended to provide a
forum for the discussion of a specific topic from the field of software
business between an international group of researchers. Software business
creates a noticeable spillover within other industries (e.g. manufacturing,
entertainment industry) enabling new business models: companies bundle
their physical products and software services into solutions (e.g. using
subscription models or in-app purchases) and start to sell independent
software products in addition to physical products. Therefore, we invite
workshop proposals that focus on software business in new and emerging
industries. Finally, we also warmly welcome workshop proposals aligned
with the theme of ICSOB 2014: “Shortening the time-to-market”.

Each workshop should have at least four paper presentations. The workshop
organiser will be responsible for advertising the workshop, reviewing and
selecting the papers. Financial assistance for the workshop organiser will be
limited to one fee waiver for the conference. Papers accepted for workshops
are planned to be published under the CCIS proceedings, .

Proposals to organise workshops should include the following information:
� Title of the workshop
� Name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address of the proposer(s).
� A brief introduction of the proposer, explaining his/her qualifications.
� Names of at least three PC members for the workshops
� A description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words)
� A short description on how the session will be advertised so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors.
� A description of how the workshop will contribute to the field of Software Business.

Please send your proposals to the Program Chairs of ICSOB 2014 and to workshop chair:
Casper Lassenius, Aalto University, Finland,
Kari Smolander, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland,
Krzysztof Wnuk, Lund University, Sweden,

Papers for workshops should be submitted directly to the workshop using our paper
submission system. The workshop organizer will be required to use the ICSOB 2014
paper submission engine and to review the papers on basis of the same criteria as
those in the main track. The list of papers accepted for a workshop should be sent
to the Program Chairs before April 15, 2014.