Monthly Archives: May 2015

The small or rural academic library: Leveraging resources, overcoming

Call for Book Chapter Proposals:

Editors of the forthcoming ACRL publications book The small or rural academic
library: Leveraging resources, overcoming limitations, to be published
mid-2016, seek proposals for chapters from librarians who have identified and
met the challenges unique to the small and/or rural academic library. The book
will provide a practical overview of academic library programs, policies,
managerial, technological, and professional engagement concerns within small
academic libraries (FTE <500 – 2,999) or academic libraries in rural
environments (population of 50,000 or less). Chapters are sought about tactics
for and experiences of identifying and remedying these challenges.

Topics may include:
The knowledge/skills/abilities needed for small and rural academic
Collaborations with institutional offices, academic departments, the community,
or other libraries;
Creating or  augmenting professional development opportunities or resources;
Marketing and outreach initiatives;
Working with specific user groups (e.g., international students, students with
disabilities, first-generation college students, etc.);
Creation, expansion, or revamping of programs or services;
Policy creation and/or implementation;
Strategic planning;
Information literacy instruction and integration;
Ethical decision-making or ethical challenges in the workplace;
Leadership (formal and informal);
Hiring and recruitment;
Succession planning;
Working with paraprofessionals;
Fiscal challenges and responsibilities;
Access to/usage of/barriers to technology and infrastructure; and
Promotion and tenure/research opportunities or barriers;

Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 15th, 2015.

Academic library professionals working in small or rural libraries are invited
to submit their proposal of not more than 3 pages, double-spaced. Your proposal
should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors (please
identify a main contact); 2) a clear, concise description of the topic you are
proposing for a potential chapter; 3) why the topic may be of interest to
small/rural academic librarians; 4) information about the author(s) showing
his/her qualifications for writing the chapter, and 5) a brief biographical
sketch of each contributing author. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 1, 2015. If the book
proposal is accepted, each chapter will be expected to be about 4,000 – 5,000

Inquiries and submissions can be sent to:

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Assistant Librarian
University of South Carolina Lancaster Medford Library
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.
Deborah Tritt, M.L.I.S., M.S.I.T.

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought: issue on Changing Families, Changing Women


<> invites contributions for its next issue:

Changing Families, Changing Women
There is no denying that families, particularly in the West, are changing, and will continue to do so in the future. At the same time, women are also undergoing radical change. What are the implications for society as a whole and for each of us as individuals? While the traditional definition of family as a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether living together or not, still holds, the interpretation and lived experience varies according to culture, religious beliefs, geography, and economic conditions. Advances in medicine and technology raise the fundamental question as to what actually constitutes a family.  In every case, women’s place and women’s role is central to the vitality of the family. In this issue of the “Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought,” we will explore the interrelationship between changing families and women. We join with on-going political and religious efforts to address this issue.

Possible Topics:
1. The Traditional Definition of Family Reconsidered

*         The family as a social institution

*         Class, race, and family life

*         Gender, power, and the family
2. Social Construction of Gender

*         Women’s changing role

*         Religious, political, and economic influences

3. Ethnographic examples of change

*         Positive and negative consequences

*         Predictions for the future

Submit all manuscripts, electronically, to co-editors:

*         Dr. Carol Shelton(<>)

*         Dr. Virginia Walsh, R.S.M., (<>)

Each manuscript must include:

*         a title page

*         abstract

*         contact information listing:

o   the name of the author(s),

o   institution

o    telephone number

o    email address for all authors.

Please include the home and work address for the corresponding author.

Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.  The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
  • Information literacy
  • Instructional service techniques
  • Information delivery
  • Reference services
  • Document delivery
  • Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, this journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the “Guide for ScholarOne Authors” at before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided at WLIS receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via

Inquiries and questions are welcome and can be sent directly to the editor, Jodi Poe, at

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year; however, the deadline to have your article appear in our next issue, if accepted, is August 3, 2015. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jodi W. Poe, Editor Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning Professor, Head of Technical Services Houston Cole Library Jacksonville State University 700 Pelham Road North Jacksonville, AL  36265-1602 TEL: (256) 782-8103 FAX: (256) 782-5872 Email:




International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2015)
9-11 November, 2015
Venue: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel
London, UK
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative
effort that has its roots from both academia and industry.
The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to
information society, which includes technical and non-technical
research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2015 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing
and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.
The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science
that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge
evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap between
academia and industry with regards to research collaboration
and awareness of current development in secure information
management in the digital society.

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

*New enabling technologies
– Internet technologies
– Wireless applications
– Mobile Applications
– Multimedia Applications
– Protocols and Standards
– Ubiquitous Computing
– Virtual Reality
– Human Computer Interaction
– Geographic information systems
– e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
– Intelligent Agents
– Intelligent Systems
– Intelligent Organisations
– Content Development
– Data Mining
– e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
– Information Search and Retrieval
– Knowledge Management
– e-Intelligence
– Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
– Internet security
– Web services and performance
– Secure transactions
– Cryptography
– Payment systems
– Secure Protocols
– e-Privacy
– e-Trust
– e-Risk
– Cyber law
– Forensics
– Information assurance
– Mobile social networks
– Peer-to-peer social networks
– Sensor networks and social sensing

– Collaborative Learning
– Curriculum Content Design and Development
– Delivery Systems and Environments
– Educational Systems Design
– e-Learning Organisational Issues
– Evaluation and Assessment
– Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
– Web-based Learning Communities
– e-Learning Tools
– e-Education

– Global Trends
– Social Inclusion
– Intellectual Property Rights
– Social Infonomics
– Computer-Mediated Communication
– Social and Organisational Aspects
– Globalisation and developmental IT
– Social Software

– Data Security Issues
– e-Health Policy and Practice
– e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
– Medical Research Ethics
– Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
– e-Medicine

– Democracy and the Citizen
– e-Administration
– Policy Issues
– Virtual Communities

– Digital Economies
– Knowledge economy
– eProcurement
– National and International Economies
– e-Business Ontologies and Models
– Digital Goods and Services
– e-Commerce Application Fields
– e-Commerce Economics
– e-Commerce Services
– Electronic Service Delivery
– e-Marketing
– Online Auctions and Technologies
– Virtual Organisations
– Teleworking
– Applied e-Business
– Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

– Legal Issues
– Patents
– Enabling technologies and tools

– Natural sciences in digital society
– Biometrics
– Bioinformatics
– Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
– Trends in learning
– Applied research
– Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
– Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

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

Important Dates:

* Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 30, 2015
* Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: July 17, 2015
* Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: July 15, 2015
* Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance / Rejection: August 01, 2015
* Camera Ready Paper Due: September 30, 2015
* Proposal for Workshops/Tutorials: June 30, 2015
* Notification of Workshop/Tutorials Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2015
* Poster/Demo Proposal Submission Date: August 01, 2015
* Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: August 20, 2015
* Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2015
* Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2015
* Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): October 06 to October 15, 2015
* Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): October 06 to November 03, 2015
*Conference Dates: November 9-11, 2015

For more details, please visit