Monthly Archives: January 2015

Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation, and Equality

Call for Chapters

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 30, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2015, and all interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Recommended Topics

*   Gender Identity
*   Sexuality
*   Gender in Political Discourse
*   Vulnerability of Women
*   Empowerment of Women

For further information and an expanded list of potential topics, and to submit a chapter proposal, please visit the CFC page here:<>


Nazmunnessa Mahtab, Ph.D

Department of Women and Gender Studies

University of Dhaka

Dhaka- 1000; Bangladesh

E mail:<>


Call for Submissions

There is an exciting opportunity offered to people who have studied Mythology and Modern life, are currently studying online, or have completed degrees via online study. This opportunity is provided by Femspec, an “interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.” Femspec would like to publish papers, art, photography, and writing on mythology as it relates to the female hero or central literary figure.

In addition to mythology, we are interested in individual experiences, articles, and materials that explore the study of feminist speculative arts and literature online, in the digital age. How is/was your online learning experience? Did you receive productive feedback from your instructor/s? How did that feedback shape your ideas?  Did you find discussion posts helpful to your learning process?

Submit your work for consideration or contact if you are interested in being quoted or interviewed  by March 15, 2015

Note:  Because Femspec is a fully independent journal funded by subscriptions rather than institutional support, subscription is required for submission.

Find us online:


Proposal Submission Deadline:  March 6, 201

Teaching Reference Today: New Directions and Approaches

A book edited by

Lisa A. Ellis, Newman Library, Baruch College and Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, Portage District Library, Michigan

To be published by Rowman & Littlefield

See link to Google doc at


CCLI 2015: Teaching and Reaching Your Students in Environments of Rapid Change- Poster sessions

POSTER PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Extended to Friday, February 27, 2015
CONFERENCE DATE: Friday, April 17, 2015

California Conference on Library Instruction is a one-day conference held in
lovely Northern California. This year’s annual program, co-sponsored by the
Sonoma State University Library, will be held on campus in the Cooperage on
Friday, April  17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s CCLI
program, “Teaching and Reaching Your Students in Environments of Rapid
Change,” will explore new and practical ways to craft innovative experiences
for learners. Think about the buzz words of today: maker, hack, design, engage,
community, framework, scalable, ethical, sustainable. These are some of the
ways librarians are working with library instruction.

What ways are you are approaching instruction in environments of rapid change?
We’re looking for your best instruction plans, how you’re adapting to new
modes of learning, creative ways you’re reorganizing and assessing your work,
your unconventional curriculum, your quirky exercises, your strategic advocacy
tactics (for these programs on your campus), and what you have learned from
your failures.

Interested in presenting a poster? Read about submission guidelines and submit
your poster proposal via the CCLI website at

The deadline for poster submissions is Friday, February 27, 2015. All
individuals submitting poster proposals will be notified in March 2015.
Submitted poster proposals will be subject to a peer-review process. Presenters
will be required to register and pay for the conference. A PDF copy of your
poster for the conference materials page is also requested.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you!​

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Margot Hanson,
CCLI Poster Session Committee

2015 Kentucky Library Association-Kentucky Association of School Librarians Joint Conference

Submissions are now open for the 2015 Kentucky Library Association-Kentucky Association of School Librarians Joint Conference this fall, September 16-19 2015 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.

The theme is: Standing Up and Standing Out: Advocating and Innovating in Kentucky’s Libraries, so share with us how you are advocating and innovating at your library!

Submit here: (NOTE: KASL session proposals should be submitted on the KASL submission form.)

Submissions will close February 20, 2015, and will be reviewed in March. Notifications will arrive in April.

For any other questions, please email off-list at


Third International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI-2015)

August 10-13, 2015, Kochi, Kerala, India
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
All accepted Papers will be published by ACM – International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be available in ACM Digital Library.
The International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI-2015) will serve as a platform to explore the opportunities as well as the diverse challenges facing women in computing and allied areas. WCI-2015 provides a great opportunity to network with students, professionals, and researchers. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to WCI 2015. Papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. At least one author should be a woman.
We welcome submissions in the following areas and not limited to:
Connectivity and Communications Technologies for Remote Locations
Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response
Agricultural Technologies
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Cloud and Big Data Analytics
Frugal Innovations
Health Informatics
Computer Education and Learning Technologies
Human Computer Interaction
Assistive Technologies
Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing
Online Communications, Collaborative Systems, and Social Networks
Computational Complexity and Cryptography
Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
Control and Automation Systems
Natural Language Processing
Data Engineering and Data Mining
Real Time and Embedded systems
Multimedia Systems
Green Computing
Computational Intelligence
Natural Computing
Biomedical Imagery
Image, Video, and Signal Processing
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Intelligent Systems
Systems and Software Engineering
High-Performance Computing
Security, Trust and Privacy
e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government
Social Informatics
Women in Informatics
Management of Computing and Information Systems
Information Ethics
Legal Aspects of Computing

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)
November 10-12, 2015
London, England

The World Congress on Education (WCE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of WCE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The WCE-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

The topics in WCE-2015 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

Accessible World

Aging and Disability
Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
Assessment and Early intervention
Baby Boomers
Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
Cognitive Disabilities
Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
Disabilities Disability and Diversity
Human Rights/Disability Rights
Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
Learning Disabilities
Living In(ter)dependently
Support Services
Postsecondary Education
Public Health, Diversity and Disability
Resiliency Across the Lifespan
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Study Skills Development
Sustainable Environment
Climate Change

Adult Education

Competitive Skills
Continuing Education
Higher Education
Adult education
Vocational Education
Transferring Disciplines

Art Education

Music Education
Writing Education
Imaginative Education
Language Education

Business Education

Educational Administration
Human Resource Development
Academic Advising and Counselling
Education Policy and Leadership
Industrial Cooperation
Life-long Learning Experiences
Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
Work Employability
Educational Institution Government Partnership
Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
University Spin-Off Companies

Course Management

Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
Digital Libraries and Repositories
Digital Rights Management
Evaluation and Assessment
E-content Management and Development
E-content Management and Development. Open Content
Grading Methods
Knowledge Management
Quality processes at National and International level
Security and Data Protection
Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
User-Generated Content

Curriculum, Research and Development

Acoustics in Education Environment
Counsellor Education
Courses, Tutorials and Labs
Curriculum Design
Social Networking
Study Abroad Programmes
Faculty Development
Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education

Educational Foundations

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Geographical Education
Health Education
Home Education
Rural Education
Science Education
Secondary Education
Second life Educators
Social Studies Education
Special Needs Education

Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability

Adaptive Transportation
Augmented and Alternative Communication
Healthcare Specialists
Hospitality and Tourism
Labor Market Integration
Medical Experts
Sport, Fitness and Leisure
Special Educational Centres
Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
Social Workers
Student and Adults with Disabilities
Usability and Ergonomics

Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
e-Testing and new Test Theories
Supervising and Managing Student Projects
Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
Educating the Educators
Immersive Learning
Blended Learning
Computer-Aided Assessment
Metrics and Performance Measurement
Assessment Software Tools
Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

Global Issues In Education and Research

Education, Research and Globalization
Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
Indigenous and Diversity Issues
Government Policy issues
Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
Digital Divide
Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
Ethical issues in Education
Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism


Teacher Education
Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
Educational Psychology
Education practice trends and issues
Indigenous Education
Kinesiology and Leisure Science
Life-long Learning Education
Mathematics Education
Physical Education (PE)
Reading Education
Religion and Education Studies
Self-Directed Learning
Discipline Led Integrated
Active Learning
Adult Learning
Student Centred Learning

Research Management

Research Methodologies
Academic Research Projects
Joint-research programmes
Research on Technology in Education
Research Centres
Links between Education and Research
New Challenges in Education
ECTS experiences
The Bologna Process and its implementation
Joint-Degree Programmes
Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities
Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes

Ubiquitous Learning

Accessibility to Disabled Users
Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
Context Dependent Learning
Distance Education
Educational Technology
Educational Games and Software
Human Computer Interaction
ICT Education
Internet technologies
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning)
Multi-Virtual Environment
Standards and Interoperability
Technology Enhanced Learning
Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
Ubiquitous Computing
Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis
Wireless Applications

Research In Progress

Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals Projects
Integration of cross-cultural studies in curriculum
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
New Trends And Experiences

– You can submit your research paper at
or email it to

Important Dates:

*Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date August 31, 2015
*Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection September 10, 2015
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date September 05, 2015
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance / Rejection September 20, 2015
*Proposal for Workshops September 01, 2015
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection September 10, 2015
*Poster/Demo Proposal Submission August 31, 2015
*Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance September 10, 2015
*Camera Ready Paper Due    October 27, 2015
*Participant(s) Registration (Open) May 01, 2015
*Early Bird Registration Deadline September 30, 2015 to October 10, 2015
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only) October 11 to October 27, 2015
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only) October 11 to November 03, 2015
*Conference Dates November 10-12, 2015

For further information please visit WCE-2015 at

Feminist Pedagogy Conference: Transformations


April 17, 2015

Hosted by the Feminist Studies Group and the Center for the Study of Women
and Society

The Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long
conference entitled “Feminist Pedagogy: Transformations.” The conference
will be held on April 17, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center, in New York, NY.

The Feminist Pedagogy Conference is a venue for conversation between
scholars and activists across the disciplines around the present state of
feminist pedagogy and work on gender, both within and beyond the academy.
Building on previous work, this is a forum to share pedagogical methods and
ideas for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches
to learning and classroom strategies in various disciplines. Our aim is to
address issues of gender and sexuality, in conjunction with race and class,
both inside and outside of the academy.

We invite proposals related to the theory and practice of
feminist pedagogy in a rapidly transforming university context. For
example, proposals might address new forms of pedagogy given the increasing
adjunctification of the university, the translation of radical
redistributive demands into symbolic gestures of recognition and inclusion,
and the increasing reliance upon and exploitation of the affective labor
disproportionately performed by marginalized subjects.

We also seek proposals for feminist pedagogical practices that respond to
and resist new and old forms of colonial, carceral, racist, or neoliberal
feminist thought. How can feminist teachers respond effectively to
practices and ideologies of mass  incarceration, settler colonialism,
homonationalism, pink washing/watching, and the neoliberal rhetoric of
personal responsibility and choice that obscures the elimination of the
welfare state?

We invite proposals on any of these, or the following topics:

The effect of adjunctification on the practice and theory of
feminist pedagogy

Feminist pedagogies of writing, composition, and research methods

Teaching the politics of affective labor

Trans* men and women at gender segregated schools or other institutions

Trans*feminist action and pedagogy

Pedagogies of decentering whiteness, cisgender experiences, or

Anti-racist pedagogies in a “post-racial” age

Decolonizing feminist pedagogy

Teaching global feminisms

Feminist pedagogies for and of the precariat (students, teachers,

Feminist pedagogy in the era of standardized testing

Technologies of feminist pedagogy

Activism and service-oriented learning

Addressing campus rape culture in the classroom

“Leadership” and feminist pedagogy

Politics of “assessment”

Negative affect and feminist pedagogy

Politics of hope

Feminism in general education

Online/distance learning and feminist pedagogy

Strategies for the feminist classroom

Submissions for panels, roundtables, workshops, and creative and/or
multimedia presentations are welcome. Those interested should submit
abstracts (250-300) briefly describing their intended presentations. Please
also specify what type of submission: paper (approx. 20 minutes),
roundtable (larger group of 5-10 minute presentations followed by
conversation), or creative. We welcome both individual submissions and
pre-formed panels or roundtables. We are actively seeking contributions
from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups. With your
abstract, please include a brief biography.

Please submit abstracts to no later
than January 31st, 2015.

Information about the conference will be available at:

Handbook of Research on Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations


Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015

A book edited by

Dr. Brian Doherty (New College of Florida, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:

For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series

Submit a Proposal for this Book

Series Description

The Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies.


This publication will seek to document, through well-researched chapters, examples of how partnerships and collaborations have enabled academic libraries to provide users with the services and materials that are needed at 21st-century colleges and universities.

Approaching the subject-matter from the perspective of the libraries themselves, the types of collaborations documented in the book will vary widely from large, consortial-level resource-sharing libraries, to smaller, internal and external collaborations.

Objective of the Book

Collaboration is an imperative for today’s academic library. This volume will focus on examples of how collaboration enables academic libraries to offer services, build collections, and provide access to resources outside of the traditional library sphere — things that libraries may not be able to offer if left to their own resources. Chapters will cover various kinds of partnerships and collaborations, and will focus on academic libraries of all sizes. This handbook aims to serve as an invaluable resource for librarians developing their own collaborative relationships, as well as researchers studying how libraries partner with various entities to achieve their academic missions.

Target Audience

Librarians, researchers, academic administrators, advanced-level students, and information-technology professionals will find this handbook useful, not only in understanding collaborative efforts in academic libraries, but in researching such institutional relationships, and in forging their own.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 30, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline:                   January 30, 2015

Full Chapter Submission:                             May 15, 2015

Review Results to Authors:                                     July 10, 2015

Revised Chapter Submission:                      August 7, 2015

Final Acceptance Notifications:                   September 21, 2015

Submission of Final Chapters to Editor:     October 1, 2015

Inquiries may be directed to

 Dr. Brian Doherty New College of Florida,  5800 Bay Shore Rd. Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone: (941) 487-4401 Email:

SUNYLA 2015: The Art of Librarianship

Purchase College, SUNY

Purchase, NY

June 3-5, 2015


Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation proposals: February 27, 2015

Anyone who is engaged in librarianship, or who works and collaborates with librarians, knows that it’s not just a profession — it’s an art. Successful librarianship combines professional knowledge, skills, and experience with creativity, curiosity, passion, imagination, and vision. Each library, and each librarian, blends these elements in unique and different ways. Join us for the 2015 SUNYLA Conference at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, from June 3-5, when we will come together to express our creativity, present our ideas and projects, share methods and experiences, stimulate our imagination and curiosity and, most importantly, to celebrate the art that is librarianship.

We welcome your creative and enlightening interpretations of “The Art of Librarianship” for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations for the following program tracks:

·         Reference and Instruction

·         Cataloging and Technical Services

·         Archives and Special Collections

·         Systems and Technology

·         Collection Development

·         Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

·         Professional Development

·         Management and Leadership

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshops and presentation proposals: February 27, 2015

Pre-conference Workshops

               When?  Wednesday, June 3rd

               Length of Time?  90 minutes or 2 hours

               Questions?  Contact:  Laura Evans,

Conference Presentations

               When? Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th

               Length of Time?  45 minutes

               Questions?  Contact:  Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz,

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2015 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2015!