Monthly Archives: January 2015

2015 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

Save the Date / Call for Session and Poster Proposals!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT

Let’s Get Real: Practical Ideas for Teaching Info Lit Today

One-shot instruction, semester-long credit courses, embedded and personal librarianship, learning communities, customized workshops…the delivery channels for information literacy instruction are practically endless. The common factor, however, is our focus on reaching today’s students effectively. Librarians as scholars are bombarded with theory; however, it’s time to get real! This year’s conference is devoted to the mechanics of delivering effective and engaging information literacy instruction. Attendees will leave the conference with practical ideas to invigorate their programs.

Call for Breakout Session and Poster Proposals now through February 20, 2015.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals for breakout sessions (45-50 minutes long with a 10-15 minute Q & A session).  Proposals should emphasize how to implement the topic (including tie-in with new ACRL standards, planning details, and assessment).  Workshops that include hands-on activities, role-playing exercises, and other audience participation activities are welcomed!

Ideas for possible session topics include:

–          Ways to reach distance learning students

–          New and multiple literacies (metaliteracy) 

–          Advocacy and outreach workshops

–          Classroom strategies for engagement

–          Transitioning from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side”

–          How to teach effectively when you’re given only one shot

–          Innovative (as well as traditional) partnerships with new programs, the community, and others

–          Teaching to “today’s generation” of students

–          Best practices in assessing teaching, learning, and program effectiveness  

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian are highly encouraged to submit a proposal.


The Committee will also review proposals for posters to be displayed during the Conference. Posters should reflect the conference theme, Let’s Get Real: Practical Ideas for Teaching Info Lit Today, and address best practices in information literacy instruction and assessment as outlined in the examples listed above. Exhibitors will be expected to discuss their posters with attendees as needed.


For consideration, please submit this form  by February 20, 2015. 

Questions regarding proposals should be directed to


Public Services Quarterly, web resources reviewers

Dear colleagues,

I edit the Internet Resources Column for Public Services Quarterly. PSQ is a peer-reviewed journal covering a wide variety of public services issues in academic libraries and the Internet Resources Column features reviews of resources that would be useful to public services librarians.

I am in the process of updating my mailing list of potential reviewers. Every few months, I will send out a call for reviewers of websites focused on a certain theme. If you are interested in being on this list, please send me an email with your preferred email address and a short note about your interest and any relevant experience.

The theme for the upcoming column will be project management in academic libraries. Reviews will feature free web-based tools, resources, or sites related to helping public services librarians organize and lead teams in academic libraries. If you are interested in contributing a review for the next issue,  please send me your site suggestion and indicate whether or not you would be willing to review that site (reviews will be due February 12th).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Internet Resources Column Editor
Public Services Quarterly

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2015

October 27-30, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana and online
Play an active part in the premier higher education IT event by submitting a proposal to present at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Help create an innovative and informative program, grow your professional network, gain personal recognition, and highlight your institution’s achievements.
  • NEW Proposal Deadline:
    Wednesday, January 21

15th Annual Brick and Click Libraries

Friday, November 6, 2015
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

Discover:<>           Connect:          Engage:

“Brick and Click” is a one-day conference of practical relevance to directors, librarians and paraprofessionals supporting traditional and online resources/services for academic library users.  We invite you to submit a presentation proposal.

Presenter Benefits:
+ Presenters receive an opportunity to publish a paper in the conference proceedings and a reduced registration fee ($100).
+ Presenters can choose between providing a 50 minute session, a 10-minute “Lightning Round” presentation, or can submit both.
For more information, visit:

Topics suggested include: Fostering high performance employees ; Transforming the academic library; Improving core library processes and procedures; Results of metadata initiatives; Tying library goals with university mission; Project management and effective change; Creating an emergency disaster plan; License negotiations; Using technology to enhance student learning ; Student user (aggregate) data and impact on access and public services; Innovative approaches for student employee training; Collaborating with student groups to increase relevancy; Effective data gathering methods for strategic planning ;Collaboration with colleagues, faculty or other institutions; Engaging students in information literacy sessions; Professional development transformations. Sample topics are available at

Submit your proposal(s) by March 2, 2015 using the following link(s):
50-minute presentation:
10-minute presentation:

If you have questions about presentation proposals, please e-mail Kathy Hart at:<>.

We look forward to receiving your proposal, and check out our social networking sites!

Kathy Hart & Carolyn Johnson
Conference Co-Coordinators

Conference Web site:<>
Facebook: Brick and Click Libraries<>

Twitter: @BCconf<>  #BrickClickLib

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Instructional Technology Council Newsletter

Contribute an Article for ITC’s Spring 2015 Newsletter

Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

How is your year going? We would love to feature an article—from you or other writers from your college—on distance learning in ITC’s Spring newsletter issue. Include your ideas, experiences or best practices that worked well, or even a short-and-sweet tip, to help other distance learning administrators, instructional designers and faculty members, as they face many of the same challenges you do.

  • Did you implement a successful best practice model at your college?
  • Did you work on a grant-funded project that yielded great or interesting results?
  • Did you, your colleagues, faculty members, or instructional designers write an article for your college newsletter that we could include in the ITC newsletter?

Please send Jiachen Wang ( a photo of yourself, your program, or a graphic(s) that illustrates the best practices you discuss in your article. ITC’s quarterly newsletter showcases articles on distance education best practices, new initiatives, innovations, and technology use at colleges and universities. Submit your article here before the Friday, February 6th deadline! Thank you so much for your time and for your willingness to share with us!! Here are some ideas for topics:

  • Accessibility and universal design
  • Accreditation and quality control
  • Augmented reality
  • Badges
  • Blended and hybrid courses
  • BYOD – bring your own device
  • Certificate and degree programs
  • Cloud computing
  • Competency-based learning
  • Continuing education
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Course and learning management systems
  • eTextbooks and open education resources
  • Faculty evaluation
  • Faculty training
  • Financial aid fraud
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Gaming
  • Learning analytics
  • Management and leadership
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile learning
  • MOOCs
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Online student support
    • academic advising
    • library services
    • mentoring
    • tutoring
  • Open education resources
  • Open source solutions
  • Research—pedagogy and methodology
  • Retaining online students
  • Serving adult learners (25 years or older)
  • Serving military students
  • Serving students with disabilities
  • State authorization for out-of-state institutions
  • Student authentication
  • Student engagement
  • Video-based applications
  • Social Media Tools
    • blogs
    • Google apps
    • Google+
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
  • Other (we want to hear your ideas!)


19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

Call for Contributions

Pozna=C5=84, Poland, September 14-18, 2015


The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries =
(TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that =
brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in =
the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2015 will be organized by Pozna=C5=84=
Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)
and it will be held in Pozna=C5=84, Poland on September 14-18, 2015.

* Aims and scope * Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are created or transformed into digital form by all fields of scientific,
educational, cultural, governmental and industry activities. For this
purpose the digital libraries community has developed long-term and
interdisciplinary research agendas, providing significant results, such
as development of Digital Libraries, solving practical problems,
accommodating research data and satisfying the needs of specific user

The advent of the technologies that enhance the exchange of information with rich semantics is of particular interest in the community. Information providers inter-link their metadata with user contributed data and offer new services outlooking to the development of a web of  data and addressing the interoperability and long-term preservation challenges.

TPDL 2015 under the general theme “Connecting Digital Collections”,
invites submissions for scientific and research work in the following =
categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, =
Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity in a triple peer review process. The TPDL 2015 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (

Industry submissions are especially welcome, and a dedicated conference track is planned for them if many quality submissions are received.

* Topics *
General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the =
following topics,=20

*Connecting digital libraries:*
– exploring semantic web and linked data
– data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
– multilingual information retrieval
– metadata aggregation models
– interoperability and information integration
– ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
– applications of digital libraries

*Practice of digital libraries:*
– quality assurance in digital libraries
– scalability and high availability of digital libraries
– infrastructures supporting content processing
– user studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and =
– large scale digital preservation infrastructures for cultural =
– digital curation
– multimedia information management and retrieval
– user interfaces and user experience

*Digital libraries in science*:
– digital humanities
– scholarly primitives
– research data and virtual organizations
– visualisation in digital libraries
– digital libraries as source of big data for humanities

*Users, communities, personal data*
– social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interfaces in digital =
– social-technical perspectives of digital information
– user mobility and context awareness in information access
– personal information management and personal digital libraries
– long term preservation in personal digital libraries
– community-driven digital libraries

*Special track*: Digital Libraries in the industry

* Important Dates *
– Full and Short papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 20, 2015
– Panels, Workshops, Tutorials: February 28, 2015
– Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: =
May 22, 2015
– Notification of acceptance for Panels, Workshops and Tutorials: April =
13, 2015
– Camera Ready Versions: June 12, 2015
– Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
– Doctoral Consortium Acceptance Notification: June 22, 2015
– End of Early Registration: July 15, 2015
– Conference Dates: September 14-18, 2015

* Formatting Instructions *
Full papers (12 pages), short-papers (6 pages), posters and =
demonstrations (4 pages) must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. The TPDL 2015 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science
( Therefore all submissions
should conform to the formatting instructions described in the “For Authors” webpage ( For Doctoral Consortium, papers are expected to have a maximum of 8-10 pages, including references. Papers is recommended to be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines. In case your paper includes images or screenshots please ensure that you set image compression at 600dpi when you produce your PDF file.

* Submission *
All papers, short-papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference’s EasyChair submission page (TBA). According to the Registration Regulation for TPDL 2015, inclusion of papers in the Proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

* Organization *
General Chairs:
Cezary Mazurek, PSNC, Poland
Marcin Werla, PSNC, Poland

Program Chair:
Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece

Organizing Chair:
Damian Niemir, PSNC, Poland


– Call for Proposals

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee is holding its 9th Annual Research Poster Forum during the ALA Annual Conference in San
Francisco, California.  The Research Forum and reception follows the
announcement and speech of the 2015 award winner for APA Excellence in
Librarianship, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday June 27, 2015.

The Forum seeks to provide beginning and established researchers an opportunity to present research in progress, receive collaborative feedback on their work and recommendations for future publishing.  Research / Posters will be simultaneously presented and discussed in small informal groups.   Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their
colleagues interested in research related issues and trends in the profession.
The committee will use a blind review process.

Proposals are due February 13, 2015.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1.         Measure and/or investigate library and information aspects in the
fields of communication, psychology, social work and/or education.
2.         Represent the current interests of the membership of EBSS.
3.         Represent an original research project.
4.         Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful
5.         Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and
estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project.

Note:  Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication
by December 1, 2014 will not be considered.


1.         Format: Proposals should be 250-350 words, double spaced, 12 pt. font,
one inch margins.

2.         The first page should include:
–           Date of Submission
–           Name of applicant(s) institution(s)
–           Applicant address(es)
–           Phone number(s)
–           E-mail address(es)
–           Title of the proposal

3.         Subsequent page(s) should include:
–           Title of the proposal
–           Statement of the research question(s)
–           Research goals and objectives
–           Description of the methodology
–           Discussion and/or conclusions

Please email submissions to Benjamin Andrus at by
Friday, February 13, 2015.

Women in Libraries

Call for Papers

(Note this is an ongoing call, we publish issues in January and June of each year.)

Women in Libraries, the publication of the American Library Association’s Feminist Task Force accepts articles, interviews, creative works, bibliographies, webographies and other resource lists as well as reviews of books and media for publication. Materials submitted should be of interest to the feminist library community.

The current issue can be found at and archival copies of the online version can be located at Previous issues are

Article examples

Interview examples

To submit material contact:

Dr. Dolores Fidishun, co-editor

Penn State Abington College Library



For a list of materials available to review go to

To request a book to review contact Book Review Editor, Mary Jinglewski (mary.jinglewsk(at) and briefly state your qualifications as a reviewer and your reason for interest in the particular item(s). It is sometimes possible to acquire other titles upon request. If your item of interest has already been assigned, please feel free to suggest an alternative selection not found on the list.

Review example

Publishers interested in having their publications reviewed in Women in Libraries should send materials to: Sherre Harrington, Memorial Library, Berry College, 2277 Martha Berry HWY NW, Mount Berry, GA 30149.

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

August 11-13, 2015

Madison, Wisconsin

Call for Proposals Now Open! 

Deadline: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4pm CST


Submit your proposal to present at the 2015 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

This premier event welcomes hundreds of distance education and online learning professionals every year to share effective practices, research, strategies, and new tools/techniques.

What is your distance, blended, or online expertise? Consider sharing it with your colleagues at the 2015 DT&L Conference. The first step: submit a proposal online to be considered for presentation.


Great reasons to submit your proposal:

·         Share your data on established practices

·         Present a hot new topic in distance learning

·         Have your results published in the proceedings publication

·         Network with experts from around the world


Some suggested topics include: New course design models, mobile & social learning, learning analytics, competency-based learning, gamification & badges, open educational resources




Sponsored by Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies



QUESTIONS: Contact Kimary Peterson at or 608-265-4159.

FORWARD:  Please pass along to any colleagues who may be interested in presenting.



Kimary Peterson, Conference Manager

Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies

21 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715



2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management

Call for Papers

Theme: Realizing the Digital Enterprise

May 18-20, 2015

Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 1, 2015 (**Deadline Extended**)

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: March, 12, 2015

Final Submission due date for accepted papers: March 25, 2015

Early Registration deadline: April 5, 2015


Conference Website:

Submission website:

The organizing committee invites you to submit your research, teaching cases and proposals for panels and tutorials to Conf-IRM 2015. All conference submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. The review process will be handled by the track chairs and co-chairs.


Submission Types and Guidelines


Full Length Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 12 pages, including references, appendices and title page. All submissions must follow the submission template specifications. Submissions must be original, and previously unpublished, conceptual or empirical research manuscripts. Papers that are highly rated by the reviewers will be considered for publications in selected journals. The paper that best represents, in terms of quality and suitability, the theme and ideals of the conference will be awarded the “Best Paper Award” during the conference.


Research-in-Progress Submissions

Submissions of no more than 7 pages. All research-in-progress submissions will be published in the proceedings as short papers.


Teaching Cases

We welcome submissions of teaching cases. The cases should be based on real situations and targeted at specific learning objectives. Cases should be no more than 12 pages and must be accompanied by instructor teaching notes (not included in the 12 pages). The teaching notes will not be published.


Panel and Tutorial Submissions

Submissions of not more than 3 pages: Proposals should include the objectives, topics to be covered and the full details of all presenters. Method of presentation is at the submitter’s discretion; however, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own panel members. All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings.


Important Announcements

  • The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two.
  • Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission) and all panel members and tutorial presenters MUST register AND attend the conference.
  • Submissions of ALL TYPES must be received by the above deadlines.
  • While the primary language of the conferences is English, papers in French will also be accepted. The ICT in Latin America and the Caribbean track will accept papers in Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English.
  • Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety upon payment of registration fees. Papers accepted and presented at the conference will also be placed in the AIS e-Library. Papers not presented at the conference, for any reason, will not be included in the AIS e-Library.



Conference Tracks


Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Analytics

Hee Woong Kim, Yonsei University, South Korea (

Alex Ramirez – Carleton University, Canada (

Sumeet Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India (


Enterprise Systems and Knowledge Management

Pramila Gupta, Australia (

Nelly Todorova, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (


ICT Design, Development and Services Management

Rob Benyon, Rhodes University, South Africa (

Edward Bernroider, WU, Austria (

Barbara Krumay, WU Vienna, Austria (


Green IS Strategies and Technologies

Roman Brandtweiner, WU, Austria (

Jacqueline Corbett, U. Laval, Canada, (

ICT in Latin America and the Caribbean

Gunjan Mansingh, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (

Jairo Gutierrez, AUT University, New Zealand (

Pietro Cunha Dolci, UNISC, Brazil (


Teaching Cases, Panels, and Tutorials

Annette Mills, UC, New Zealand (

Felix B Tan, AUT University, New Zealand (


Organizing Committee


Honorary Chair

Izak Benbasat, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,


Conference Co-Chairs

Gerald Grant, Carleton University, Canada,

Sherif Kamel, American University – Cairo, Egypt,


Program Co-Chairs

Cesar Alexandre de Souza, University of São Paulo, Brazil,

Khaled Hassanein, McMaster University. Canada,


Publications and Proceedings Co-Chair

Lech Janczewski, The University of Auckland, New Zealand,


Conf-IRM Executive Committee

Gerald Grant, Carleton University, Canada (co-chair)

Jairo Gutierrez, AUT University, New Zealand

  1. Harindranath, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Lech Janczewski, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Felix B. Tan, AUT University, New Zealand (co-chair)


We look forward to your submissions and seeing you in Ottawa, Canada in May 2015!!

Lech J. Janczewski