Monthly Archives: September 2016

CritLib: Theory and Action

Friday, November 11, 2016
The Inn at Swarthmore, Swarthmore, PA

The Association of College and Research Libraries/Delaware Valley Chapter seeks proposals for panel presentation and discussion on critical librarianship as it pertains to:

  •     Instruction
  •     Hiring practices
  •     Cataloging
  •     Collection  development
  •     Access
  •     Community outreach

Each panelist will give a 15-minutes presentation on specific strategies they have used to address critical librarianship in these areas. After the presentation they will participate in a moderated discussion and answer questions from the audience.

Please send a brief summary of your talk to Anne Schwelm, Secretary, ACRL/DVC:

Submission deadline: Friday, October 21st.

Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigación

The journal Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigación, edited by the
National Library of Cuba, is a scientific biannual journal that
publishes original researches on Library and Information Science. It
is an electronic and print journal, launched in 1963 and then
considered as the more ancient Latin American journal in the
information disciplines. It is available at:

Aims and scope

This call is aimed for original and review articles, which will be
published on June, 2017 (vol. 13, iss. 1). The thematic scope of
papers will be focused on:

×          Theoretical, historical end epistemological studies in
Information Sciences

×          Interdisciplinarity in Information Sciences research

×          Strategic management in information organizations

×          Information competences in library contexts

×          Information literacy in the current societies

×          Information ethic

×          Trends in the Information Sciences’ professional formation

×          Human information behavior

×          Development of Information Sciences in Ibero America

×          Library management for human development

×          Design, implementation and assessment of information
products, services and systems

×          Information organization and retrieval in digital environments

×          Identification of research trends in Information Sciences

×          Research evaluation in the information field

×          Information marketing

×          Library services assessment

×          The role of libraries in Information governance

×          Theory and practice on digital libraries

×          Library automatization

×          Open access movement for information seeking and retrieval


Paper submissions deadline on April 25th, 2014, which will be reviewed
under the double blind review system. The journal uses the Open
Journal System for submissions by accessing:,
but first create an author account. The editorial guidelines are also
available at:

Other information

Our Journal is indexed by several data bases, repositories and
directories, as for example: EBSCO (Academic Search Complete, Academic
Search Ultimate, Fuente Académica Plus), Clase, Biblat, JournalsTOCs,
E-LIS, CiteFactor, Google Scholar, Latindex, MIAR, ERIH PLUS, BASE,
REDIB, JiFactor, WorldCat.

Any question, request or additional information on this issue you can
contact us at:

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography.”

Applications must be received by November 6, 2016. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2017.

More information and guidelines are available on the ALA website or by contacting Mary Jo Bolduc, Grant Administrator, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; Fax (312) 280-5275; email:

The Symposium on the Future of Libraries

The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.

In addition to sessions featuring civic, social, and education innovators, the Symposium will include several timeslots for concurrent sessions. These concurrent sessions will provide attendees with an opportunity to share some of the innovative work they are currently exploring in their libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts. You can find out more about the concurrent sessions and submit their proposals now.

The meeting rooms for these sessions will be located in the convention center and set theater style with a projector, screen, and microphone.

Proposals for the Symposium’s concurrent sessions are due by the end of the day on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group and notifications of acceptance will be sent in early November.

Please contact Miguel Figueroa ( with any questions about the Symposium or about submitting a proposal for a concurrent session.

LibTech Conference 2017


March 15-16, 2017                   

Macalester College                       

St. Paul, MN


Do you have a technology-related library project, experiment, or innovation you’d like to share? We invite you to submit a session proposal for the 2017 Library Technology Conference. The conference features presentations, workshops, and lightning round sessions and is attended by library staff, library students, educators, technologists, designers, and others interested in libraries and technology.  


Projects could already be implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as “out of the box” solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to keep up with evolving technologies are all welcome topics.


Please review our Planning Your Proposal resources for help in creating a successful proposal. Submissions are due September 16, 2016.


Questions? Contact us at

World Libraries

World Libraries — a peer-reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois — invites submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience.

If libraries, museums and archives are windows to the world, it follows that those working in them must also be internationally engaged, sharing ideas across borders, profiting from the successes and discoveries of farflung colleagues, and strengthening alliances built upon shared philosophies.

World Libraries is a cooperative, collaborative project devoted to the free and unfettered sharing of knowledge. Working from the premise that librarianship has always had and should always have an international scope — and that we ignore ideas and neglect allies at our own peril — we invite LIS professionals and fellow travelers to engage in an ongoing conversation.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
Library and information trends, including the maker movement, sharing economy, gamification, resilience, connected learning, haptic technology, linked data and elder services
Disaster preparation and recovery, including crisis informatics
Preservation and conservation, including the impact of global climate change
Scholarly communication, including libraries as publishers and information creators
International dialogue on LIS topics, including organizations such as IFLA and the International Librarians Network
The impact of library and information services on political discourse and activity, socio-economic trends, and quality of life
Marketing and advocacy, including case studies of approaches and campaigns
Library design and innovative use
The for-profit library sector and economic globalization
Comparative librarianship, including postcolonial studies
Information services and minority groups, including immigrant communities, indigenous people and LGBTQ+ people
Literacy, including information and artifactual literacy
Demonstrating the value of library and information services
Access to information and intellectual freedom
The future of library and information services
Leaders or influential figures in the library and information sector
And library and information topics in any country or region, particularly emerging countries and regions

Submissions may take the form of research papers, interviews, reportage and correspondence, opinion pieces, talks and lectures, roundtables, multimedia storytelling, and product and media reviews (including books, audio-visual works and electronic resources). Other types of submissions are welcome and will be given due consideration by our editorial team. Accepted research papers are evaluated by at least two peer reviewers.

World Libraries is published in English, but non-English content is welcome and translation assistance may be available.

Authors whose works are published in World Libraries are given the option of retaining the rights to their works. They may retain copyright or select a Creative Commons license that best suits their needs. More information will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.

For more information about World Libraries and to make a submission, visit

Questions? Please contact World Libraries editor Scott Shoger at
More about World Libraries

World Libraries is a project of the faculty, staff and students of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science; an advisory board of library and information professionals from around the world; and an ever-changing cast of contributors and readers. It was established in 1990 under the title Third World Libraries.

Past contributors and editors include Marta Terry González, Loriene Roy, Ken Haycock, Sara Paretsky, Roderick Cave, D. J. Foskett, Norman Horrocks, Carlos Victor Penna, Josefa Emilia Sabor, Peter Havard-Williams, Herbert S. White, Jeanne Drewes, Lars-Anders Baer, Peggy Sullivan, Robert P. Doyle, Michael E. D. Koenig and John W. Berry.

Themed issues have focused on indigenous library services, Latin American librarianship, the Center for Research Libraries and information services in Cuba, Nigeria and Poland. The entire run of the journal is available at