Category Archives: School Libraries

Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects

We would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal for our upcoming
publication, Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects. This
edited collection has been accepted for publication by Rowman & Littlefield.

Overview
This book highlights how to integrate your makerspace within university and
public libraries and the wider community. Discover how you can connect your
makerspace with service learning to support different groups, take your
makerspace tools to various points of need through community partnerships, and
build relationships with faculty, students, and patrons through makerspace
projects. Intended for academic and public librarians, faculty, and staff who
would like to implement more making into their classes and build productive
collaborations, this book includes sections that cover theory, best practices,
and project ideas that provide a clear guide on how to develop and implement
your makerspace within the curriculum and make connections with outside
partners.

The book will be broken down into 4 main parts:
Part I: Service Learning
Using makerspace programs to help the community
Part II: Academic Connections
How the makerspace can be used in an academic library. How professors can use
the makerspace with class projects.
Part III: Public Library Makers
Public library programs focused on adult makers
Part IV: Community Outreach
Programs outside of the makerspace using makerspace materials.

Each part will consist of two sections:
The first section will include chapters that cover theory and best practices
and should be about 3,500 words (10 double-spaced pages in 12-point type).
The second section will share 3-5 projects with detailed instructions and
images.  Each project will consist of about 1,800 words (6 double-spaced pages
in 12-point type) and include at least one photograph of the project. Projects
may also feature figures and tables that help explain or support readers in
implementation.
You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts for chapters and/or projects.

Proposal Submissions:
Please send an abstract to makerspacecommunitybook@gmail.com with the
following information.
Name, current title, and institution
Proposed chapter or project title. Please also include which part you feel
your chapter would best fit.
300-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter

All proposals should be submitted by May 17, 2019.

We welcome proposals from librarians, library professionals, scholars,
educators, and community members who work with makerspaces and/or develop
programming for makerspace projects.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance by May 24, 2019.

If you have any questions about the book or proposals, please contact Jessie
Long and Jennifer Hicks at makerspacecommunitybook@gmail.com
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Research Matters: Strengthening Values, Defining Practice, Library Research Seminar (LRS VII)

Call for Proposals

Research Matters: Strengthening Values, Defining Practice

When: October 16-18, 2019

Where: The University of South Carolina, Columbia, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

Who: Hosted jointly by the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communication, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, the University Libraries, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association.

Why: 21st century libraries face critical challenges in the age of big data, fake news, and new information technologies that are driving change in our communities, which requires us to think differently about how we gather and use evidence to inform our practice. This conference brings together scholars, students, and practitioners to explore research that can move us toward innovative solutions to practical problems and provide effective direction for policy.

What: The seventh Library Research Seminar (LRS VII) will bring together a diverse community of scholars and students from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives who are conducting or interested in learning about emerging and established research that informs critical awareness, best practices, decision-making, teaching and learning, and creative use of new technologies in all areas of libraries and the communities they serve. Participants will share research projects, discuss potential new research agendas, and have the opportunity to refine research methods and facilitate successful completion of research projects.

LRS is a research meeting that can include empirical, methodological, and conceptual work with the field of library and information science.  It can include (but is not limited to) the following kinds of scholarship:

 

  • Quantitative and/or qualitative inquiry
  • Research on function, such as information seeking and retrieval, services, classification, or management
  • Inquiry related to specific environments, such as public, academic, special or school libraries
  • Research conducted by students
  • Collaborative work between professional practitioners and educators

 

The LRS VII Planning Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, posters, and workshops.  We anticipate that discussion will examine issues related to how scholars, practitioners, and scholar-practitioners can bridge the divide between LIS-related research and practice to better serve our communities in light of today’s critical information issues.  We welcome creative contributions from individuals and groups, students, faculty, and practitioners on a broad range of topics related to libraries including but not limited to:

  • Cutting edge research that crosses boundaries within and beyond the field of library and information science
  • The role and impact of social justice values on LIS research and practice
  • Connecting diversity and inclusion consciousness to research and practice
  • Community/campus engagement and collaboration
  • Identification of research agendas and knowledge gaps
  • Exploration of innovation in LIS education teaching and learning models, methods
  • Librarian-faculty and other partnerships and their impact on research and the collaborative approach
  • Transformation of 21st century libraries and LIS research
  • Innovation in evidence-based practice
  • Public and school library perspectives
  • Communication and sharing processes within and across institutional boundaries

How: A lively discussion of paper, panel, poster, and workshop presentations and activities, including a step-by-step assessment methods preconference and follow up sessions for early stage researchers and researcher-practitioners.

Proposal submission guidelines and formats:

The deadline for submission of proposals is May 24, 2019. In addition to an abstract, each author or panelist must provide a separate biographical statement (maximum of 50 words).

Papers

*Paper proposals must include a title and abstract (maximum of 500 words). Papers will be blind-reviewed; please do not include identifying information in the paper proposal.

*Paper proposals should be submitted individually, and they will be grouped with others on a common theme, typically for a 90-minute session comprised of three paper presentations.  The abstract submitted should state the focus of the paper and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Presentation time for papers should be no more than 20 minutes.

Posters

*Poster proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words).

*This formal graphic presentation of the topic, offers an excellent opportunity for reporting on evaluation results and gathering detailed feedback on one’s work. Posters should be no larger than 40″ high and 44″ wide. Graduate student submissions are encouraged.

 

Panels

*Panel proposals must include title, author(s), and abstract (maximum of 750 words).

*The abstract should describe how three or more panelists will creatively present a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions between panelists and audience members. Proposals should provide a description of the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists who have agreed to participate with their qualifications and contributions to the panel.

Workshops

*Workshop proposals must include title, author(s), and abstract (maximum of 750 words).

*The abstract should provide an outline of the workshop, and describe how participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Submissions must include at least three learning outcomes and an example of an activity you plan to conduct. The learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to take risks, question assumptions, and fully engage in the learning process.  Workshops are expected to be 90 minutes in length.

Evaluation Procedures:

The Conference Planning Committee will evaluate proposals based on:

*Relevance to the theme

*Significance of its contribution to LIS research or practice

*Clarity of expression

* Appropriateness of the methodology to the research question

*Status of research: Are the results in hand? When appropriate, please include the timeline for completion of research.

Upload submission information in either MS Word or PDF format to EasyChair here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lrs7.

Important dates:

Deadline for proposal submissions:  MAY 24, 2019

Notification:  JUNE 21, 2019

Conference dates: October 16-18, 2019

LRS VII co-chairs: Jen Sweeney, San Jose State University and Amanda Folk, Ohio State University  jksweeney572@gmail.com   folk.68@osu.edu

For more information on Library Research Seminar VII, please visit https://sites.google.com/ucmo.edu/lrs-vii/home?authuser=0

 

 

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 2019 CONFERENCE

Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 – 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

New, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 – 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics.  We’ll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods.  The more the merrier!

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won’t want to miss it!

6th Annual LILi Conference

Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Registration & Refreshments, 9:30am – 10:00am

CSU Northridge Oviatt Library

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

Creating Connections: Extending Our Instructional Reach Through Collaborations and Community Partnerships

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 22nd

How has your library developed successful instruction-related collaborations with other libraries, departments, organizations or community members? Do you have an idea percolating that you would like to “workshop” with LILi conference participants for feedback…or perhaps gain a new instruction focused partnership?  Collaborations start with relationships and interactions between people.  By working beyond traditional boundaries libraries can deliver better instruction, outcomes and value for their patrons and communities. This has become especially important for today’s libraries regardless of type, size or location, allowing them to surpass what each could accomplish on their own. 

Lifelong learning and information literacy (IL) development occurs in countless contexts and communities, within and outside the library. LILi invites you to share your library or program’s innovative instruction-related collaborations and relationships by submitting proposals with practical application with potential for adoption across library types. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following, all as related to making connections in order to foster information literacy and empowerment:

  • Instructional outreach initiatives
  • Instruction-related programming for various populations, including children, teens, seniors, immigrants, English language learners, and other marginalized groups 
  • Workshops, one-shots, credit courses, and training sessions supporting students/users/patrons in online and face-to-face settings
  • Embedded librarianship collaborations
  • Teaching through community archiving
  • Teaching partnerships between libraries and advocacy organizations
  • Academic, school or public library instructional partnerships
  • News and media literacy
  • Digital citizenship 
  • Service learning initiatives
  • Guiding people through new methods of information discovery
  • Teaching with transformative technologies
  • Creating lifelong learning opportunities 
  • Unlearning, re-learning, decolonizing, or other relevant info-pedagogy
  • Building networks and engagement to promote information services and instruction
  • Local, international, and digital partnerships and best practices  

LILi invites you to submit proposals for engaging and interactive presentations with practical applications by March 22, 2019. Notification of acceptance by May 15, 2019.   

The conference will include a diversity of sessions including 10-20 minute presentations, brief lightning talks and poster sessions.  Please note your preferred presentation formats when prompted on the registration form.

Submit proposals here: https://bit.ly/2HUhXzc

LILi Conference Code of Conduct: http://lili.libguides.com/lili/2019_conf/code_of_conduct

Questions? Email Mary McMillan at mmcmillan@elcamino.edu or Annie Knight at knight_annie@sac.edu

Library Instruction Tennessee Annual Conference 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

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You are cordially invited to submit a session proposal for the 2nd Annual Library Instruction Tennessee (LIT) conference. The conference is organized by the LIT Steering Committee and will take place at Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

LIT will be a one-day conference with an all-inclusive registration fee of $25.00. The theme for this year’s conference is “Connected, Mindful, Active.” We encourage you to submit your innovative ideas, successes (or failures!), and goals for library instruction so we can share them with the larger library instruction community.

Topics of interest:

Engagement & Outreach

Assessment

Pedagogy/Andragogy

Technology

Reflective Practice & Self Care

…or any other topics you’d like to propose!

Guide for presenters:

Deadline for submissions: February 8th, 2019.

Submit your proposal via the LIT Proposal Submission Form.

Also, please join the conversation on our social media platforms. We encourage sharing information, stories, ideas, and even frustrations. See the links below.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: February 8th, 2019

Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2019

LIT Conference: June 3, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact:

Email: libraryinstructiontn@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/libinstructtn

Facebook: LIT Library Instruction Tennessee

        

We look forward to seeing you at LIT 2019!

Sincerely,

LIT Steering Committee:

Aaron WimerColumbia State Community College

Ashley Roach-FreimanUniversity of Memphis

Becca DeckerRoane State Community College

Jenny HarrisAustin Peay State University

Laura SheetsVolunteer State Community College

Sarah SmithVolunteer State Community College

Academic Plagiarism: Librarians’ solo and collaborative efforts to curb academic plagiarism

Introducing a new Call for Proposals (CfP):

 Working Title:

“Academic Plagiarism: Librarians’ solo and collaborative efforts to curb academic plagiarism”

 In consultation with Jessica Gribble, senior acquisitions editor with Libraries Unlimited / ABC-CLIO, Russell Michalak, MLIS and Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D. are soliciting chapter proposals for this proposed edited collection. The general timeline we are proposing is a completed volume by January 2020 so you would have several months to work on your contribution. If you are interested in authoring a chapter, please complete this form by the end of the day on Friday, February 22, 2019: https://gbcir.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebXDPRALjnJyDxb

2019 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

Friday, June 14, 2019
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
8:30 – 3:00

What’s Grit Got to Do with It? New Approaches for IL Instruction.

Grit is defined as a mix of persistence and passion. It is a virtue often
attributed to academic and career success. Join us for a full exploration of
grit: its benefits, limitations, and applications for Information Literacy
Instruction.

About our Keynote:
Eamon Tewell is Head of Research Support and Outreach at Columbia University’s
Science, Engineering, & Social Science Libraries, where he identifies ways to
support the research and learning needs of students and faculty. Eamon has
published and presented on the topics of critical information literacy,
library instruction, critical reference practice, and questioning narratives
of grit and resilience in libraries, and was the recipient of the 2016 Jesse
H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from ALA.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals for breakout workshops (45 – 50 minutes long with a 10 – 15 minute Q & A session).

Team presenters such as faculty – librarian are highly encouraged to submit a
proposal. We encourage proposals from out – of – state colleagues.

For consideration, please submit proposals by March 08, 2019. Benefits to the
presenters include eligibility for one – half conference registration fee for
up to two presenters and the opportunity to build your presentation experience
and receive valuable feedback from your colleagues.
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Accepted proposals will be notified on or about March 25, 2019. Questions
regarding proposals should be directed to Pamela Graham at
pamela.r.graham@uscga.edu.

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Walls, Wells, or Welcomes: Libraries in the Lives of Immigrants, Old and New

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. The theme of the Forum will be re-examining the relationship between libraries and immigrants/immigration, in any country, any region of the world.

One of the most divisive topics in our current society is immigration policy and the issues and concerns stretch backwards throughout library history as well. Libraries have been present in the lives of immigrants in the United States (and potentially other countries) as institutions that were unfamiliar or unwelcoming (walls), sources of wisdom (oftentimes through immigrant children), and/or a welcome to a new community. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Acculturation, libraries, and the American middle class;
  • The role of immigrant children in helping their parents become introduced to libraries and to reading;
  • Specialized services introduced and developed to support immigrants’ information needs;
  • Working with the “foreign population,” in urban or rural settings;
  • The development of classification systems that were affected by immigration;
  • Readers’ advisory services for immigrants;
  • Children’s and/or youth services and the “foreign born;”
  • Libraries and internment/detainment camps.

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on February 15, 2019.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the presenter’s one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. The abstract should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

LHRT Research Committee will select up to three authors to present their completed work at the Forum. Completed papers are due May 15, 2019, and the Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 23, 2019. All presenters will be notified of the submission outcome no later than May 31, 2019, and must register to attend the conference.

Questions and submissions should be directed to Dr. Cindy Welch at cwelch11@utk.edu.

Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference

Call for Presenters – Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience
at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 – 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

NEW, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 – 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics – from successful programs at your library, innovative policies technology that makes your work easier, research that is helping your library, or any idea where you “SHINE ON!” and you want to share.  We’ll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods for lightning impact!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won’t want to miss it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Snyder Wise
Meetings Manager
Pennsylvania Library Association
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Global Learn

Princeton-Mercer, NJ

July 10-12, 2019

Proposals due: March 15, 2019

Global Conference on Learning and Technology is an online conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

This annual conference serves to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn is a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate. Global Learn offers an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.

Global Learn, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all disciplines and levels of education and is expected to attracts many leaders in the field from 70+ countries around the world.

We invite you to attend Global Learn and submit proposals for presentation.The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer-reviewed by for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and online proceedings available on LearnTechLib–The Learning and Technology Library.

TOPICS

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics as they relate to Learning and Technology. Sub-topics listed here.

  1. Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching
  2. Assessment and Research
  3. Educational Reform, Policy, and Innovation
  4. Evaluation and Quality Improvement Advances
  5. Global Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges
  6. Innovative Approaches to Learning and Learning Environments
  7. Open Education
  8. Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning
  9. Virtual and Distance Education

Proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings as well as in LearnTechLib, The Learning and Technology Library. These publications will serve as major sources of information for the community, indicating the current state of the art, new trends and new opportunities.

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals.

Please note that reviewers may reject submissions if the written product shows exceedingly poor grammar or structure. For this reason, all papers and presentations—especially those written by non-native English speakers—should be proofread or copyedited prior to submission.

Paper Awards

Papers present reports of significant work or integrative reviews in research, development, and applications. All presented papers will be considered by the Program Committee for Outstanding Paper Awards. There will also be an award for Outstanding Student Paper (therefore, please indicate with your submission if the primary author is a full-time student).

See previous award papers featured in LearnTechLib, The Learning and Technology Library.

To request further information and keep informed about the Global Learn Conference, click here.

If you have a question about the Global Learn Conference, please send an e-mail to AACE Conference Services