Monthly Archives: July 2014

Library Hacks: New Roles, New Tech, New Spaces

The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Fall 2014 IOLUG program: “Library Hacks: New Roles, New Tech, New Spaces” on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Indiana Wesleyan in Indianapolis, IN. The deadline for proposals is Friday, September 5th, 2014 Get some inspiration from previous years’ sessions on the IOLUG Website.

Whether it be changes to our roles as librarians, changes in the technology we use to perform our jobs and that we teach our patrons how to use, or changes to our very library environments, the Library is a constantly changing and evolving entity. Our Fall Program theme is “Library Hacks: New Roles, New Tech, New Spaces,” and the IOLUG Program Committee is interested in hearing about ways that you “hack” the way you perform your role, how you design your spaces, or how you find and utilize emerging technologies. What new ideas are you implementing to make you or your library more relevant and engaging to those you serve?

The committee is particularly interested in proposals that address:

Grassroots approaches to doing things differently

New Library Spaces – changing/adapting/modifying your physical or digital systems


Innovation and innovative ideas

Digital Literacy

Hacking Librarianship – new roles/philosophies/opportunities

Emerging Technologies – how we use and find them to educate ourselves and/or our patrons

Library Collaborations – with community organizations, other departments on campuses, other schools or academic institutions, etc.

User Experience or User-Oriented Design

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Media Center Innovations


Submit your proposal using the online form by Friday, September 5th.

Collaboration in Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarianship

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for an
issue focusing on “Collaboration in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Librarianship” to be published as volume 34(2). The submission deadline is
December 19, 2014.

We welcome the following topics relevant to behavioral and social science

•        Examination/analyses of collaborative methods/activities/criteria
•        Impact of collaboration on: library services (especially with respect
to users); decision making; access to collections and information; library
facilities; collection development; and library management
•        Examination of relevant theories and methodology
•        Analysis of application of various collaborative practices/activities
•        Building alliances
•        Examination of collaboration in different environments (ie: academic
library, classroom)
•        Outcomes of collaboration
•        Necessary elements for successful collaboration
•        Guidelines, assessment, and feedback

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal
focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with
emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in
libraries and information centers including subject areas of anthropology,
business, communication studies, criminal justice, education, international and
area studies, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and
women’s studies.

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Is there a topic or issue you would like to see addressed in B&SSL? Contact the
editor with suggestions.

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Head, Communications Library
Associate Professor
University of Illinois
122 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

LITA programs for 2015 ALA Annual, San Francisco

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2015 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We’re looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. In 2014, we received over 60 proposals, resulting in 20 great LITA programs at the 2014 Annual Conference, all of which came from contributions like yours. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 Annual ALA Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 25 – 30, 2015

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

Some successful topics in the 2014 included: Practical Linked Data with Open Source (Full-day preconference); Technology Priorities for the New Library Reality; Building Gorgeous Responsive Websites with Twitter-Bootstrap. Some topics we are interested in are: library hackathons; data management & curation; responsive web design; homegrown technology tools, especially projects that adapt popular technologies in use outside libraries, for library use.

*When are proposals due? *
September 2, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after September 2; final decisions will be made by October 1.

*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. Because of the limited number of programs, LITA IGs and Committees will receive preference where two equally well written programs are submitted. Presenters may be asked to combine programs or work with an IG/Committee where similar topics have been proposed.

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me (PPC chair) (

Dolores List of CFPs is moving to

Penn State is migrating its blogs to a new location so as of July 29, 2014 this blog will be moving to


It will still be the same blog with lots of calls for presentations and papers. Plus it will have a whole new look!  See you there!

Welcome to the new home of Dolores’ List of CFPs!

Penn State has migrated its blogs to sites@psu so welcome to the new home of Dolores’ List of CFPs! I will still be posting calls for papers and presentations in the disciplines of Library Science, Information Science, Instructional Design and Technology, Education, including Adult Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Other calls may be listed that relate in some way to the above disciplines. There will be more advice coming about writing, publishing and presenting so stay tuned. Feel free to send me calls for papers or presentations at!


Online Northwest

Call for proposals:  Online Northwest 2015

Deadline:  October 17, 2014

Conference:  February 13, 2015, Corvallis OR

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2013 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 13, 2015.

The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries including:

  • Information discovery
  • Institutional repositories
  • Mobile computing
  • Electronic books and e-readers
  • Linked data and the Semantic Web
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtual research environments
  • User Experience Design
  • Web 3.0
  • Library apps
  • Technology competencies
  • Augmented reality
  • Digital publishing

Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!

Submit Proposals:

For more information and examples of past presentations, see our website:



Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014

Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies: Lesbian Organizations and Organizing

Proposals Due August 15, 2014

The Journal of Lesbian Studies , a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposals for a special issue on Lesbian Organizations and Organizing, guest-edited by Elizabeth Currans.
For this volume, the Journal of Lesbian Studies seeks articles documenting and analyzing the work of lesbian organizations, especially those that engage the following questions:

What makes an organization a lesbian organization? Is the focus on membership, target community, or the kind of work an organization does? In organizational contexts, how does the term lesbian interact with related terms such as dyke, queer, feminist, bisexual, and transgender? How do race, class, disability, and national location affect how lesbians organize? How do lesbian organizers resist oppression? How are they complicit with racist, classist, and ablest ideologies? How organized do groups need to be to be understood as organizations? How do longstanding lesbian organizations interact with newer ways of understanding lesbian, feminist, queer, bisexual, and transgender organizing? How do lesbian organizations work with other organizations with similar and divergent agendas? How successful are coalitional campaigns? What role do the arts play in lesbian organizing?

Interdisciplinary contributions are particularly encouraged.

Please submit a one-page proposal of your proposed contribution along with a one-page CV to Elizabeth Currans ( ) by August 15, 2014. Complete manuscripts of approximately 5,000-7,500 words will be due December 20, 2014.

Feminist Spaces, call for student work

*Feminist Spaces*, a publication sponsored by The University of West
Florida’s Women’s Studies Collective, has issued their first call for
works, titled Manifestas: Supporting Women’s Studies In Academia. *Feminist
Spaces* invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities
nationwide to submit academic essays, creative writing, or
multimodal/artistic pieces that investigate why Women’s Studies is
important to them individually, as well as to America’s educational
institutions. For this inaugural issue we are also soliciting 1-2 page
statements that are interested in the same inquiry. These statements will
be published in the Fall 2014 issue of our online journal. Please ensure
all written submissions adhere to the guidelines and conventions set forth
by the *Chicago Manual of Style* 16th Edition. All artistic submissions
must be submitted electronically as a JPEG or PDF file. Deadline for
submission is Friday, August 15th, 2014, with a tentative release date
scheduled for early September. Please send all works to

LITA Presentations at ALA Midwinter 2015 ( Chicago)

 The LITA Education Committee is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for workshops to be presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago in January. We’re looking for interactive full day workshops on technology in libraries–use of, new ideas for, and trends.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 ALA Midwinter Conference; January 30February 3, 2015, Chicago, IL

Workshops will be presented on Friday, January 30.

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for workshops that offer a deeper dive into subjects and provide hands on experience with technology currently being used and emerging in libraries.

Workshops and Preconferences offered recently included:
Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online
Level Up Web: Modern Web Development and Management Practices for Libraries
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing
Practical Linked Data with Open Source
Web Therapy
Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5 

*When are proposals due? *
August 4, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after August 4, final decisions will be made before September.

*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. If you are submitting a proposal on behalf of an IG, please let us know!

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me ( and the committee will figure it out.

Abigail Goben, MLS