Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Special issue: Assessment of Cataloging and Metadata Services

CQ call for papers: Assessment of Cataloging and Metadata Services

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to an exploration of how cataloging units or organizations have conducted assessment of their workflows, services, quality of work, or the impact of their work on their respective institutions or society.

The guest editor invites submissions from professionals in cataloging and metadata, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions by authors outside North America and from a variety of library types (academic, public, special) are encouraged.


Case studies, historical surveys, and research studies are all of interest. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:


  • Assessment of:

o   Cataloging and metadata workflows

o   Quality of cataloging and metadata

o   Services offered by cataloging and metadata units

o   Cataloging and metadata standards

o   Productivity

  • Impact of cataloging and metadata work or services on the larger organization or society
  • Assessment of cataloging and metadata by vendors or utilities
  • International assessment efforts
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various assessment methods
  • Communicating the results of assessment
  • Metrics for assessment
  • Use of statistics for cataloging and metadata assessment
  • Methods of assessment, e.g., surveys, focus groups, interviews, statistics, benchmarking, and more.



  • Abstract (up to 300 words) due to by September 1, 2016
  • Notification of appropriateness:  September 15, 2016
  • Manuscript submission: March 15, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2017
  • Final papers due: May 30, 2017



Rebecca L. Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York


Cataloging & Classification Quarterly emphasizes full-length research and review articles, descriptions of new programs and technology relevant to cataloging and classification, considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future, and solicited book reviews. Articles are refereed. Instructions for authors can be found at: .


Journal of Leadership and Management Section, JLAMS: Theme — Libraries using social media: communicating with your communities

Have you conducted research on social media endeavors that you would like to share? Do you have a great social media project that you would like more professionals to know about?


If so, please consider writing an article for NYLA’s Journal of Leadership and Management SectionJLAMS? Or suggest to one of your colleagues or students that he or she could submit a project for a Feature Article or a Peer Reviewed article?


Fall 2016 Theme — Libraries using social media: communicating with your communities


The focus of this issue of JLAMS is the use of social media in libraries. The editors seek research studies and case studies addressing the evolution of social media used to communicate with library users, other libraries, library service providers and vendors, and serving a community. Case studies illustrating service delivery through social media outlets are also welcome. Studies including or addressing social media metrics are welcome. Topics may include use of social media through marketing, information literacy, reference, collection development as well as organizational policies regarding social media, and social media efforts are delegated and managed.


Proposals due no later than September 2, 2016 [4 sentences or longer describing the topic of your article].

Refereed article submission:  October 12, 2016.

Non-refereed article submission: October 31, 2016.

Issue publication goal:  November 15, 2016.


We solicit articles which may be peer reviewed or reviewed by our editors, your choice. We would be happy to receive a spin off article from some of your other work. Our editorial policy, previous issues, and proposal sheet are available at the NYLA web site JLAMS is in its eleventh year of publication.

LAMS Leadership and Management Section

There are 7 sections of NYLA representing a wide range of librarianship; each section provides an invaluable service for it’s members. The Leadership & Management …


For further information or to send a proposal, contact the co-editors of JLAMS, Carol L. Anderson or Carol Anne Germain


Carol L. Anderson and Dr. Carol Anne Germain

University Library

University at Albany, SUNY

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222



Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

**Reminder: Deadline is August 1st**

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.
The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others.
Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined.
Papers submitted may be pending publication or published in the past year. Unpublished papers are acceptable if they are publicly accessible (informally published) and written in the past year.
Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.
Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.
Submitted papers may be part of a larger project.
The minimum length is 2000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.
Criteria for judgment:
Clarity of writing
Originality of thought
Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
Relevance to our time and situation
The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.
Entries must be submitted by August 1st, to Entries must be in MW Word or RTF format to facilitate removal of identifying information (PDFs not accepted).
The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on October 1st.
Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives. The jury uses a blind process in which identifying information is removed from the submitted papers.
Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.
Past winners
2015 – James Lowry, for “Information and the Social Contract,” unpublished at the time of award.
2014 – Michelle Caswell, for “Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives,” published as a chapter in Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the United States and Canada, Litwin Books, 2014.
2013 – Ryan Shaw, for “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History,” published in JASIST in June 2013.

12th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference

12th Annual ER&L Conference
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX & Online
April 2-5, 2017
We invite you to submit to the 12th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference Call for Workshop Proposals beginning today through Tuesday, September 6th.
The ER&L Workshop Planning committee has opened the 2017 Call for Workshops and ER&L is currently seeking 4-hour workshop proposals for the 2017 conference program in the following areas:
Managing e-Resources & Licensing
Collection Development & Assessment
Organizational Strategies
External Relationships
User Experience
Scholarly Communication
Library as Publisher
Emerging Technologies & Trends
For a detailed list of the topics covered at ER&L, click here:
Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at
Community Call!
Don’t have a full 4-hour course, but an idea for a great one?
Submit to our Community Call for Ideas.
The Community Call is always on for any topic you think ER&L should be covering! And, suggestions can be made anonymously and no sign-up is required.
Have a great day!
ER&L Workshop Committee Members
Jennifer Bazeley, Miami University
Angela Sidman, Yale University

5th International Summit of the Book 2016

In conjunction with the US Library of Congress, Library Association of Ireland (LAI), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), Libraries Northern Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, and other distinguished partners, I am pleased to announce Call for Participation for the forthcoming 5th International Summit of the Book 2016, Limerick City, Ireland,

November 2nd– 3rd 2016.

The main theme of this prestigious global conference is:

“Words are all we have” [Samuel Becket 1909-1989] The Book: History, Knowledge & Technology. The Voyage.

The Summit invites suggestions for potential  Invited speakers and paper submissions  focussing on the following sub-themes:


  • Technology and Manuscripts
  • Books & Cultural Exchange
  • eBooks Versus Print Books
  • Book Industry Challenges in Europe
  • Books, Reading and the Society
  • Books and Knowledge Economy
  • Future of the book
  • Role of the book in human knowledge and culture
  • Rare Books
  • Literacy
  • Preservation through digitization
  • Archival repositories and special collections
  • Preservation and the library as a sacred institution
  • Book manufacture in modern times
  • Etymology & history of the Book
  • Information Explosion and the Book
  • Libraries and challenges for the future


Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
  • Presentation
  • Roundtable discussion

Papers submission deadline: 30th September 2016

To submit a paper please go to:

Registration for the Summit is now open!

To register please go to


The “International Summit of the Book” is a US Library of Congress initiative. The Summit discusses the development of books into electronic formats and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry and the role of books and reading in societies. The Summit also discusses key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and books as an important tool in cultural exchange.

For further information: please visit the 5th International Summit of the Book website

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page  and follow LIT Library Twitter page @LIRC_Limerick and hashtag #BookSummitIRL for updates on our speakers and further details on the event.

Kind Regards, Jerald Cavanagh Institute Librarian Limerick Institute of Technology Moylish Park Limerick Ireland


-(ISSN 2306-0212)
publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning
Technology (TCLT)

* Special Theme: Adaptive and Intelligent Learning Systems
* Deadline for submission: July 22, 2016
* Peer-reviewed

The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT) aims
at publishing and disseminating current research about new and emerging
learning technologies as well as their design, usage, application, and
evaluation in different contexts of technology enhanced learning.

The special theme of this issue will focus on topics related to adaptive and
intelligent learning systems, including (but not limited to) research on
concepts and design of adaptive and/or intelligent learning systems;
extensions and add-ons to adaptive and/or intelligent learning systems; case
studies, exploratory studies and pilot studies on adaptive and/or
intelligent learning systems; and evaluations and assessments of adaptive
and/or intelligent learning systems.

Articles that are not in the area of the special theme are most welcome as
well and will be published in the regular article section. The Bulletin of
the Technical Committee on Learning Technology invites research articles for
the next issue. This issue will be published in Volume 18, Issue 2.

*** All research articles will go through a thorough peer-reviewing process

Submission procedure:

1. Authors have to follow the IEEE author guidelines when preparing their
articles (please see for
further information)

2. The articles in the bulletin are limited to 4 pages. Over-length articles
will not be published.

3. The manuscripts should be either in Word or RTF format. Any figures used
in the contributions would be required separately in a graphic format (gif
or jpeg). The figures should also be embedded in the text at appropriate

4. To submit your article, please go to and
login (or click on “Not a user? Register with this site” to register). Once
you are logged in, please click the “New Submission” button to submit your

For further information please see
For any questions, please contact us at:

Best regards,
Sabine Graf
Charalampos Karagiannidis
(Editors of the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology)

Public Library Association (PLA) at 2017 ALA annual

The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting program proposals showcasing public library practices and innovations for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 22–27, 2016, in Chicago.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on September 14, 2016. Program topics should showcase emerging trends and examples of risk-taking in the areas of community engagement, managing space, marketing and advocacy, digital content, technology, programming, leadership, funding, staffing, collections, outcome measures, and more.

The PLA Annual Conference Program Committee will review all submitted proposals and select programs based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees who work in public libraries. Please find instructions and a link to the submission form online.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or

ELI Annual Meeting

Contribute Your Voice: Submit a Proposal
ELI Annual Meeting | February 13–15, 2017 | Houston, TX

The ELI Annual Meeting is the place to be for those passionate about teaching and learning. Here you’ll explore, network, and share your experiences and best practices with colleagues from across the globe.

Contribute your voice and participate in the evolution of teaching and learning by submitting a proposal to present at the ELI Annual Meeting 2017, February 13–15, in Houston. Your experience can help us connect the dots as we explore “Transforming the Academy: Building Communities of Practice.”

You have the expertise and knowledge—share them with us! Send us your presentation proposal by August 29.

Play buttonWant your proposal to stand out? Take a moment to watch our 4-minute video on how to write an effective proposal.

Thematic Topics of the Meeting
Submit a proposal relating to one of these themes or another theme central to teaching and learning:

  • Current or future learning environments
  • Analytics
  • Leading academic transformation
  • Evidence of impact
  • Faculty development and engagement
  • Accessibility and universal design for learning
  • Emerging learning technology and practices

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017.

A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments. LCHS brings together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library workers and users. There are no limits of time and space, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, and academic libraries, special collections and manuscripts). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Education, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 1, issue 1, are due August 29, 2016.  Eric Novotny and Bernadette A. Lear of Penn State University Libraries are co-editors.

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at They must also conform to the instructions for authors at

We are excited to see this journal become a reality and welcome your thoughts (and submissions!) as we create a new platform for studying libraries within their broader humanistic and social contexts.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear,
Eric Novotny,

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 34th issue.  Don’t
miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be
included in the 34th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid
October 2016, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by
Friday, July 22, 2016.  When submitting, please include the title or
subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome
submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of
the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they
were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the
barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they
need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle
ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.
Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms,
and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or
browse articles from the first 32 issues published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 34 issue, please send proposals,
abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday,
July 22, 2016.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee