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LITA Education Call for Proposals, 2019 – 2020

What library technology topics are you passionate about? Have something you can help others learn?

LITA invites you to share your expertise with a national audience! Our courses and webinars are based on topics of interest to library technology workers and technology managers at all levels in all types of libraries. Taught by experts, they reach beyond physical conferences to bring high quality continuing education to the library world.

We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities.

Submit a proposal by July 5th to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Summer/Fall 2019 or in 2020.

 

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed, including:

  • Research Data Management
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Creative Commons licensing
  • Open Educational Resource (tools and access)
  • Data Visualization
  • Supporting Digital Scholarship/Humanities
  • Technology and Kids or Teens
  • Managing Technical Projects
  • Managing Technology Training
  • Creating/Supporting Library Makerspaces, or other Creative/Production Spaces
  • Diversity and Technology
  • Accessibility Issues and Library Technology
  • Technology in Special Libraries
  • Ethics of Library Technology (e.g., Privacy Concerns, Social Justice Implications)
  • Library/Learning Management System Integrations
  • Social Media Engagement
  • Intro to… GitHub, Productivity Tools, Visualization/Data Analysis, etc.

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors.

Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. Be part of another slate of compelling and useful online education programs this year!

Questions or Comments?

For questions or comments related to teaching for LITA, contact us at (312) 280-4268 orlita@ala.org

 

2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit

Good Afternoon, Colleagues!
 
We are extending the call for proposals for the 2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit.
 
Tell Me More.  LIRT Summit is a one-day conference focused on topics related to library and information literacy instruction in academic, public, school or special libraries.  Attendees will interact with other library instruction enthusiasts and learn from one another in a collaborative, intimate, low-stress environment.  All with an interest in library instruction and information literacy  are welcome to attend and apply to present.  
 
When and Where?  LIRT Summit will be held on September 13, 2019, at Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. 
 
Call for Proposals.  Please consider presenting your work at the LIRT Summit.  Proposals will be accepted until July 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. via this formhttps://shsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cx9n6eNdx19vz8h.  Any topics related to library and information literacy instruction are welcome in the following session formats:
  • 50-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Poster Session
 
Registration Info.  Registration will open July 1, 2019, and will include breakfast and lunch for all attendees.  Additional information will be provided at a later date. 
 
 *Please excuse cross-posting*
 
Best Regards,
2019 TLA LIRT Summit Hosts
Research & Instruction Librarians
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University

Play On!

OAAr (Rare Books, Osler, Art and Archives) at the McGill Library in Montreal
invites papers and workshop proposals on the topic of play, games, and
creative engagement in education and libraries for “Play On!,” a research
colloquium taking place May 15th, 2020. The presentations should encourage
engagement and discussion. Interactive and alternative projects are
encouraged. Submit by August 1, 2019: Find out more:  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmcgill.ca%2Fx%2FZph&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6fcfd9983271452cf7a608d6e9f1a2f8%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636953621369063542&sdata=P6%2FU0FtlGV%2B3m%2BVrgwFKJN24GrLRY0DNB3SjszYfSTQ%3D&reserved=0

Innovations for Next Generation Libraries

Call for Proposals

The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) Conference Program Committee invites proposals for the 2019 FACRL Annual Conference exploring the theme “Innovations for Next Generation Libraries.” The conference will be held on Friday, October 18, at Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Successful proposals will share new, creative, and ethically-informed approaches, that advocate equity across all levels in the academic library. From small pilot projects to campus-wide initiatives, we are interested in how libraries are engaging in campus conversations and creating new practices in areas of access, learning, technology, leadership, and collaboration.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Open access

  • Textbook affordability and OERs

  • User accessibility

  • Data and learning analytics

  • Digital projects

  • Technology in the library/classroom

Presentation and poster proposals from individuals and groups are welcome. We also invite Panel submissions in which speakers will share different views and experiences on the same topic.

Presentations and panels will be 45 minutes long, including Q&A. Poster sessions will be 25 minutes long.

Submission Information

Submit your proposal through the online submission form by June 30, 2019. The lead presenter will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the submission and will be the person notified if the proposal has been accepted.

All proposals must include the following:

  • Session Title

  • Session Description (250 words)

  • Session Format

  • Learning Objectives

  • Presenter(s) Contact Information

Proposal Timeline

  • Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2019

  • Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2019

  • If accepted, confirm you will present by: August 15, 2019

Criteria for Acceptance:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme

  • Topics’ broad appeal

  • Practical learning objectives

  • Clarity of description

  • Originality

Additional Information for Presenters:

  • Benefits to presenters include a reduced registration rate for presenters ($35) and free one-year first-time membership to FACRL.

  • Conference registration includes: ACRL Project Outcomes pre-conference and breakfast/ lunch/ snacks on the day of the conference.

  • Presenters will be responsible for registering for the conference, and for arranging their own travel and lodging.

  • Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in The Reference Librarian, a refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis. Consider reviewing the Instructions for Authors to learn about the expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal.

Questions

Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs at lisacampbell@uflib.ufl.edu or cmoran@broward.edu.

 

Feminist Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition

Society for Analytical Feminism

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Deadline: July 1, 2019

SAF Session at the Eastern Division APA 2020
Philadelphia, PA, Jan 8 – 11, 2019

The Society for Analytical Feminism invites submissions of abstracts of papers or proposals for a session at the 2020 Eastern Division APA meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The Society seeks abstracts of works that examine feminist issues by methods broadly construed as analytic, or that discuss the use of analytic philosophical methods as applied to feminist issues. Authors should submit abstracts for papers of a length appropriate to a 20-minute presentation time. (If you are proposing an author-meets-critics session, involving multiple people, we welcome that information but expect an abstract-length proposal indicating that the author has confirmed to you their intention to participate, as well as indication of the relevance of the book/author to a SAF session, such as the themes to be discussed.)

Please delete all self-identifying references from your abstract to ensure anonymity. Use the form posted here at: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FrQ5azk9o7v6JxcSDA&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C319560d0628641934bdb08d6e4597653%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636947470229660384&sdata=qPyAq6n47DtRdDAqTPfyrrDoaUaFNwIdZLCdXLQFXfo%3D&reserved=0.  Attach submissions as a Word or PDF attachment. Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2018. Graduate students or underfunded professionals whose papers are accepted will be eligible for the Society’s $350 Travel Stipend. Please indicate on submission form if you fall into one of these categories and wish to be considered for the stipend. Direct any questions to feminist.analytic@gmail.com.

The deadlines for submissions to the Central (in Chicago, February 26 – 29) and the Pacific (in San Francisco, April 8 – 12) follow quickly after these (July 15 and August 5 respectively).  Check out the SAF Website — https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Fanalyticalfeminism%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C319560d0628641934bdb08d6e4597653%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636947470229670376&sdata=ccc7CoZECUGf5%2BIxxdsqOFJENhUAgSAKMvab5eeaU50%3D&reserved=0 — to submit for the Central or the Pacific.

Northeast Modern Language Association for its 51st Annual Convention

Please join the Northeast Modern Language Association for its 51st Annual
Convention <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buffalo.edu%2Fnemla%2Fconvention.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C87a534503c9c4b4ef34c08d6e468c0fb%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636947535898664553&amp;sdata=35XV%2FHzqSzN2bZtYQl%2FroUn%2B9180ISgiyWLzK77CWBI%3D&amp;reserved=0> at the Boston
Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The
theme of NeMLA 2020 is “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places,
Languages, and Cultures” — a topic embracing the many facets that define
each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the
many ways in which we interact with each other in today’s rapidly changing
global world.

NeMLA is thrilled to announce that Boston University is the local host
institution and that the featured author is Andre Dubus III, whose novel *Gone
So Long* will be the focus of “NeMLA Reads Together.” The opening address
will be given by Professor Maurice Lee, author of the award-winning *Uncertain
Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in 19th-century American
Literature*.

This year features more than 100 sessions in women’s and gender
studies. Submit abstracts with a free NeMLA user account at
cfplist.com/nemla by September 30, 2019. For more information, please visit
buffalo.edu/nemla.

2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries

The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries (January 20 – 24, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA.).

To help provide opportunities for library professionals to share their work and insights in various ways, the call for proposals seeks submissions for three distinct session formats:

  • Information Sessions allow presenters to focus on a specific trend, topic, or issue to help attendees better understand what they need to know to make sense of the future. Information Sessions feature a traditional theater room set with a front podium and/or speakers’ table.
  • Workshops offer an interactive room set with rounds or tables that encourage collaborative, hands-on learning. These sessions provide time for instruction but allow attendees to engage in active learning through discussion, activities, or other constructive learning. These sessions are meant to help attendees develop skills to be more strategic, effective in leadership, or proactive in using foresight tools or strategies.
  • Discussions are designed to spark conversation across participants. Lead discussants or facilitators poses questions or prompts and encourage attendees to share their perspectives and insights. These sessions might be especially useful for early-stage exploration or community-building around new and emerging ideas.

Individuals interested in submitting a session proposal will be asked to select one of the session formats and provide a session title, description, preferred session times, and participants’ contact information. Submitters will need to sign in using an ALA login (free to create as a member or non-member). First review of proposals will begin July 15th – priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date.

The call for proposals will close on August 15th.

Mind over Chatter”:Mindfulness, Media, & Misinformation in the Digital Era

Friday, September 13, 2019

Indiana University Kokomo

Kokomo, Indiana

Keynote speaker: Michael Caulfield, Director of Blended and Networked Learning, Washington State University, and author of Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

“Falsehood is the essence of all media, extending mankind’s natural inclination to myth-making.” – Marshall McLuhan

This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse group of scholars, teachers, and thinkers from around the state of Indiana and beyond to discuss pedagogical strategies and solutions to help today’s college students cope with “network propaganda” of all kinds. In an increasingly complex, fast-moving, and confusing digital media environment rife with problematic information (mis- and disinformation, propaganda, so-called “fake news,” pseudo-science, manipulation, etc.), what are our responsibilities as teachers and literacy advocates? How might we reconceptualize our roles against a societal backdrop of declining trust in professions and institutions?

We are most interested in exploring how the practice of mindfulness—in a variety of forms and formats—can contribute to and deepen our students’ understanding of the current epistemological moment and the way misinformation flows, functions, and moves through the digital media ecosystem. Approaches may draw from any of the following topics, though presenters are encouraged to depart from and elaborate on these ideas as they see fit:

  • Using mindfulness techniques/habits of mind approaches to teach digital information literacy (e.g., confirmation bias, truth-default theory, mere exposure effect, epistemic dependence, etc.)
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in classroom/teaching applications
  • The epistemology/structure/theory of network propaganda, dis- and misinformation, manipulation, and the “post-Truth” era
  • The architecture of social media networks, especially as it pertains to the spread of disinformation, propaganda, and problematic information in general
  • Pedagogical approaches to digital literacy/teaching resistance to disinformation
  • Misinformation in science, medicine, and technology
  • The history of misinformation, histories of misinformation
  • Network theory and the role of networks/social media in spreading misinformation: networks and actors, algorithms, micro-targeting, actor-network theory, materiality, object-oriented rhetorics and approaches
  • Intersections between politics and misinformation

The conference organizers welcome either individual paper proposals (approx. 15 minutes) or panel presentations of 3-4 presenters (approx. 45 minutes). All sessions will be 60 minutes total with 15 minutes reserved for a robust Q & A. Please upload your proposal (500-word maximum) with contact information to this Google form by June 21, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance via email no later than July 12, 2019. For any and all queries, contact the conference organizers via email at cfp19@iuk.edu.

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

We invite you to submit a proposal for Bucknell University’s sixth annual
digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC19) on its campus in Lewisburg, PA from
October 11th – 13th. The theme for this year’s conference is “From Wonder to
Action: the Journey of Digital Scholarship.”

#BUDSC19 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be
more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of
academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of
practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational
technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital
scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the journey
of digital scholarship.

To submit your proposal visit: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fbudsc19&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C2b241fdcb1ac4e01bdf808d6cf0625ae%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636924022678563170&amp;sdata=LZjWiYYv7zGqGq5NUrh%2BZ0T4XGkzlubCI6iRMIpn6ME%3D&amp;reserved=0

Proposals are due 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US), Thursday, June 6th

We look forward to building on the success of the last five years, in which we
came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on
projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly
pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2018
meeting, the conference website or search our archived sessions.

Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement

April 20-21, 2020     |     Madison, WI
Do you have ideas to share about engaging your community?
Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement is an ideal venue to share your exciting projects and practices!  Librarians and staff from all types of libraries are invited to attend and present. The program committee will accept proposals until September 6, 2019.
 
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • community engagement for beginners
  • how to be an engaged leader
  • service outside the library
  • making connections & partnerships within the community
  • community engagement and strategic planning
  • library as a lead community engagement institution
  • community engagement as library advocacy
  • services focused on diversity and inclusion
  • community engagement related to all forms of accessibility
  • teaching as a form of engagement
  • leveraging technology to enhance engagement
  • community engagement and programing re-boots
  • using community data to inform decision making
  • how to fund community engagement projects
  • administrative strategies to foster community engagement
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Statement
The Program Committee encourages presenters representing a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. We aim for conference presenters to be as diverse as the communities we serve. Submissions are welcome from anyone who is interested in presenting, including students, new professionals, first-time presenters, and representatives of allied professions.
Proposal Evaluation
The committee will evaluate all of the submissions as individual entries, and how they fit within the balance of conference content as a whole. The Program Committee will evaluate all proposals submitted by the deadline using the following criteria:
  • Clarity and completeness of the proposal, particularly having well-developed content and sufficient speakers to address all relevant aspects of the topic;
  • Originality and relevance of the proposed topic;
  • Uniqueness of content in relation to other conference presentations;
  • A range of speaker experiences and representations
How to submit a proposal
Please submit a 200-250 word description of your proposed session to Anna Palmer, ahpalmer@wisc.edu, by Sept 6, 2019. Sessions at the conference will be one hour.  Please include an additional sentence or two about how this proposal aligns with our diversity, inclusion and equity statement outlined above. Note that the proposal will not be the finalized description for the conference program; the committee will contact selected speakers for a final draft. Panel presentations are accepted.
All selected proposals will receive one complimentary conference registration, which may be divided however the presenters of that session choose.
Questions? Contact Anna Palmer or Meredith Lowe