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Call for panelists for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum,

2018 ALA Annual Meeting

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss current topics related to library instruction and information literacy.  The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in being on a panel to discuss Critical Reading.  Critical reading is reading for a “. . . deeper understanding of how information is constructed, valued, and embedded within larger conversations.”

This virtual discussion will take place  in advance of the 2018 ALA Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 6 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge and work in the area of critical reading submit a proposal to be a panelist for the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.


Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Patrick Wohlmut (pwohlmut@linfield.edu) or Vice-Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu).

Metadata Services for Research Data Management

The  ALCTS Metadata Interest Group seeks presentation proposals for the
program “Metadata Services for Research Data Management” during the
ALCTS Virtual Preconference “Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata
Librarians” prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
This program is scheduled to take place during the week of June 1st
(specific days during the week of June 1st will be determined at a later
date in consultation with speaker availability).  Presentations are 30
minutes in total — 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for

Librarians  continue to engage in active partnerships with researchers who seek
assistance in describing and organizing their data to meet federal
mandates and to promote the discoverability and preservation of their
work.  This session will examine different ways that librarians
collaborate with researchers to manage and curate research data.  

Potential topics could include:

– Creation of metadata workflows or tools for discipline-based metadata schema and repositories (internal and external)

– Utilization of emerging metadata schema, including the semantic web, to describe research data

– Implementation of metadata consultation services for researchers.

Participants  will gain awareness of the current issues surrounding metadata services
for research data management and identify different methods and
approaches for working with researchers and the metadata they generate.

The deadline for proposals is December 5, 2014.  Proposals may be submitted through this form : http://goo.gl/forms/PSd2yrSMof

If you have any difficulties with this form, please feel free to submit your proposals directly by email to sathompson3@uh.edu

Thank you!

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Programming Chairs:

Santi Thompson, University of Houston

Liz Woolcott, Utah State University

ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum 201 ALA Midwinter Meeting

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to gather together online to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online prior to the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, apply to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 19, 2014

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N5XQ7SN

For inspiration, view the digests of past discussions online:http://bit.ly/ZW8NR6


Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Veronica Arellano Douglas (varellano@gmail.com), or Vice-Chair, Bridget Schumacher (bridget.schumacher@gmail.com).


Handheld Librarian 4 Online Conference

Call for Program Proposals!

TAP Information Services and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related to the topic of mobile library services for the online Handheld Librarian 4 conference to be held February 23 and 24, 2011.

Proposals are due December 1, 2010.    Go to http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/proposal-submissions to submit a proposal

The Handheld Librarian 4 conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services. This year, we will feature a program track with presentations by graduate library students.  These include but are not limited to the following program tracks:

  • ebooks
  • location-based social networking
  • augmented reality
  • twitter
  • apps
  • device and OS trends
  • QR codes
  • reference
  • mobile trend spotting
  • mobile technologies impacting society
  • web/app development best practices

Proposal Submissions:

Submit your proposal by completing the webform at http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/submissions-form by December 1, 2010.

Online presentations may be conducted in one of four formats:

  • a 45-minute live online session (i.e. synchronous webcast)
  • a 15 minute student presentation ***
  • a 10 minute live online session or
  • a pre-recorded presentation (i.e. narrated web tour or slides).

You will be notified by January 15, 2011 if your proposal has been accepted.  Conference registration fees are waived for speakers.

Presenters Are Expected To:

Conduct your session using Adobe Connect (computer, Internet, mic required)

Provide a digital photo of yourself for the conference website

Respond to questions from attendees

Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. If you have questions, please contact:

Lori Bell, lbell927@gmail.com

Tom Peters, TAP Information Services, tpeters@tapinformation.com

Susan Manning, LearningTimes, susan@ltgreenroom.org

Proposals are due December 1, 2010.    Go to http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/submissions-form to submit a proposal.

Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians

ACRL and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for their Spring Virtual Institute, “Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians.” Submissions will be accepted through November 16, 2009.  Complete details are available online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.


Taking place April 21-22, 2010, the ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today’s challenged and flat economic environments. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. 


Proposals are invited for interactive webcasts and online poster sessions.  Details about these formats and the complete Call for Participation are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.


PLA Virtual Poster sessions

PLA is seeking interested parties to submit virtual poster sessions as
part of the first-ever PLA Virtual Conference. The PLA Virtual
Conference will be held March 27 and 28 during the live PLA National
Conference in Minneapolis.

The topic of the poster session can be of the applicant’s choosing, but
must be related to public librarianship. Virtual posters can be
submitted as Web pages, PowerPoint presentations, or other formats which
can be “mounted” on the Web. Accepted posters will be mounted on the
PLA Virtual Conference Web site prior to the event. Presenters are also
welcome to participate in online discussions about their posters during
the Virtual Conference.

To apply, please send an email to khughes@ala.org, detailing your idea.
Please include the following: primary contact name, phone number, email
address, job title and institution, names of additional contributors,
title of proposed virtual poster session, brief abstract (150-200) words
describing your poster session, format of virtual poster (e.g. .doc,
.html, .pdf) and if any special files/software/effects will be
incorporated. We are able to do voice-over narration, so if you would
like to take advantage of that, just include it in your proposal.
Proposals are due by February 21, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. Selected proposals
will be notified by February 29, 2008.

The first-ever PLA Virtual Conference will offer librarians who are
unable to travel to Minneapolis the opportunity to participate in all
the excitement of a PLA National Conference. The Virtual Conference will
feature 10 education programs, special events, and networking

For more information about the Virtual Conference and PLA 2008, visit
the National Conference Web site at www.placonference.org
http://www.placonference.org/. For more information about other PLA
events and programs, contact the PLA office at pla@ala.org or
800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s Web site at www.pla.org
http://www.pla.org/ .

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core
purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the
communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and
effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.