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2016 PaLA Conference

The 2016 PaLA Conference Program Committee is accepting conference session proposals for the 2016 PaLA Conference to take place October 16 – 19, 2016 at the brand new Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a session proposal.  The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday, April 17, 2016.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2016 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

IIIS 2016 Conferences

Please consider to contribute by submitting an article on any of the topic included in the Special Track on Academic Globalization and Inter-Cultural Communication: AGIC 2016 (, being organized in the context of The 20th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2016 (, to be held on July 5 – 8, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

To submit your article, please click the “Authors” tab on the conference website. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.

The submission deadline for this CFP is * March 16th, 2016 *. The other deadlines are posted at the respective conference web site, or at the CFP which URL was given above. 

WMSCI and all its collocated events are being indexed by Elsevier’s SCOPUS since 2005. The 2016 proceedings will also be sent to Elsevier’s SCOPUS.

Non-Exclusive Suggested Topics for Academic Globalization:

  • Impact of the Globalization Phenomena on Higher Education
  • Impact of Higher Education on the Globalization Phenomena
  • Case Studies in Academic Globalization
  • Case Studies in Higher Education Internationalization
  • Ethos, Pathos, and logos of Academic Globalization or Higher Education Internationalization
  • Relationships of Academic Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Inter-Disciplinary Communication and Academic Globalization
  • Globalization, Regionalization and Higher Education
  • Globalization and Scientific Research
  • Relationships between Academic Globalization and Knowledge Society/Economy
  • Research, education and Consulting in Academic Globalization
  • International Academic Networks and Alliances
  • Academic Cooperation
  • Academic Associations
  • Academic Consortia
  • Institutional Networks
  • Success and failure factor in Higher Education Internationalization
  • Comparative Higher Education Research
  • Transnational Education
  • Quality and the Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Research and Global Networks
  • Research and Global Knowledge Infrastructures
  • Strategies and Organizational Models
  • Applications of Systemics (System approach and Systems Science and Engineering), Cybernetics (Communication and Control) and Informatics for a) Academic Globalization and 2) its relationships with Inter-Cultural Communication

Non-exclusive Suggested topics for Inter-Cultural Communication:

  • Research, Education and Consulting in Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Higher Education Across Cultures
  • Case Studies in Higher Higher Education Across Cultures
  • Case Studies of Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Ethos, Pathos, and Logos of Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Ethos, Pathos, and Logos of Higher Education Across Cultures
  • Inter-Disciplinary Communication for Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Inter-Cultural Communication for Academic Globalization
  • Inter-Cultural Communication for Collaborative Research, Education and Consulting
  • Education for Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Adaptation
  • Cross-Cultural Interaction
  • Digital Communication across Cultures
  • Inter-Cultural Communication Competence
  • Inter-Cultural Communication for Multi-Cultural Societies
  • Ethos, Pathos, and/or Logos for Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Second Language Education and Second Culture Education
  • Communication among Corporate Cultures
  • Communication among Academic Cultures and Disciplines: Inter-Disciplinary Communication
  • Applications of Systemics (System approach and Systems Science and Engineering), Cybernetics (Communication and Control) and Informatics for: a) Inter-Cultural Communication and 2) its relationships with Academic Globalization

Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:

  • Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions.
  • Virtual participation.
  • Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods.
  • Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average.
  • Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers.
  • Best papers awards.
  • Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which is indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar, and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups who might be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned collocated events. New information and deadlines are posted on the conference and the IIIS web site (especially at the URL provided above).

Best regards,

AGIC 2016 Organizing Committee

ACRL 2017

Baltimore, MD

March 22-25, 2017

Call for proposals at

Proposal Deadlines

May 6, 2016 Contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, and preconferences proposals due

October 14, 2016 Poster sessions, roundtable discussions, TechConnect presentations, and virtual conference webcasts proposals due.

As an attendee you can expect:

  • More than 500 carefully curated conference programs selected and presented by leaders in the profession.
  • A variety of formal and informal opportunities to network with more than 3,000 of your peers and colleagues.
  • Exhibits from more than 200 companies highlighting the newest products and services available in the academic library community.
  • Three dynamic keynote sessions that will inspire your work in your library and beyond.
  • One year of free access to the ACRL 2017 Virtual Conference, including more than 130 slidecasts, discussions, and more.


ACRL 2017 presenters will be required to:

  • register for and attend the conference (complimentary registration may be requested for non-librarian presenters on the submission form);
  • grant permission for possible recording (slidecasts) and broadcast of their presentation; assign ACRL first publication rights, as contributed papers will be published as part of the ACRL conference proceedings; and
  • contributed paper presenters must provide completed papers in both hard copy and electronic versions by the deadline date.

Selection criteria The ACRL 2017 Conference committees will evaluate the content of your proposal for relevance to the conference tracks and theme, clarity, originality, and timeliness. Proposals should be for original work that has not been previously published.  Special attention will be given to proposals that:

  • demonstrate innovative thinking;
  • generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of academic and research libraries;
  • contribute ideas for positioning academic and research librarians to be leaders both on and off campus; present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology; and
  • encourage active learning among conference attendees.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at