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Monday, February 28, 2011

Call for Proposals: Against the Grain on Vendors and Librarians who Shifted Ranks

Call for Contributors: Against the Grain Column on vendors and librarians who shifted ranks

I'm editing a column in ATG entitled "The Grass is Often Greener."  I'm looking for contributions from vendor types who have moved into librarianship or librarians who have joined the vendor ranks. 

Please contact me off of the list at linkf@tcnj.edu.  Thanks!

Forrest E. Link
Acquisitions Librarian
The College of New Jersey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Call for Participation: Review Authors for Journal of Library Innovation

Journal of Library Innovation: Call for Review Authors

The editors of the Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI) are seeking librarians, library staff, and library school students to review materials such as books, conferences, and computer applications. Our reviews are designed to provide library professionals with information about items containing new and innovative ideas to try in their
libraries or in their professional development endeavors. If you are interested in writing reviews, please email a writing sample to Reviews Section Editor Samantha Gust at gust@niagara.edu. Please share this email with colleagues who might be interested as well.

For further information about JOLI, please visit: http://www.libraryinnovation.org

Journal of Library Innovation is published by the Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo NY.http://www.wnylrc.org

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Conference: 6th Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference. June 27-30


Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) Conference

The University of Salford is proud to host the sixth Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) Conference in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, June 27th – June 30th 2011

This exciting international conference has grown out of an increasing interest in using the best available evidence in health libraries to improve library and information practice more generally.

Previous EBLIP conferences have been practical, friendly and inspirational in getting people involved in evidence-based practice. In ‘Valuing Knowledge and Expertise’, the stimulating and varied EBLIP6 programme of workshops, presentations and discussion has been specifically designed to appeal to library and information practitioners who may have previously thought that evidence based practice wasn't for them. It will provide a practical and accessible forum for librarians and information practitioners from all sectors to discover and disseminate evidence that may contribute to decision-making in professional practice.

The conference is chaired by two enthusiastic evidence based library and information professionals, Alison Brettle and Maria J Grant based within the School of Nursing & Midwifery, a forward thinking and dynamic School with a commitment to lifelong learning and evidence based practice.

The city of Manchester is an exciting place to visit, easily accessible by air, rail and road and host to a diverse cultural scene, fabulous shopping, superb restaurants and eclectic vibrant nightlife, close to stunning countryside such as the Lake District and Peak District and just over two hours from London by train.

The University is based one mile outside the city of Manchester and has a rich history stretching back to 1896. As one of the world's first industrial cities Salford has many historic achievements including the world's first free public library.

EBLIP6 Conference Chairs

Alison Brettle University of Salford Academic/Health
Maria J Grant University of Salford Academic/Health

Monday, February 21, 2011

Call for Proposals: Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record. Due September 1

 Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record 
Libraries & the Cultural Record, a peer-reviewed journal of history published by the University of Texas Press, invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring historical perspectives on the reporting of the organizational performance and value created by libraries, archives and museums. Contributors are encouraged to consider the topic in diverse ways. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

  • The historical role of organizational performance and value reporting by agency type, appropriate to a geographical area, or within a segment of time
  • Comparison of organizational performance and values being reported in terms of types (i.e. cultural, economic, and social), perceived need, or effectiveness over time   
  • Biographical sketches of significant individuals, including organizational  performance and value reporting leaders, innovators, or advocates 
  • Relationships between the business sector and libraries, archives, and/or museums regarding organizational performance and value reporting developments and schemas
  • Cultural factors influencing the organizational performance or value reporting of libraries, archives, or museums
  • Impacts of organizational performance and value reporting by libraries, archives, or museums on rural, diverse or underserved communities
  • History of the development and/or implementation of a specific organizational performance or value reporting schema within libraries, archives, and museums
  • Comparative histories of two or more agencies using different organizational performance or value reporting schema
  • Measuring the value of the library’s or archives’ collections or resources
  • Determining the value for / impact on the library or archives over time when its collections and resources are sold for operating revenue
  • Successes/failures, and their causes and effects, of value reporting to resource allocators from senior administrators to policy makers (particularly legislators)
Proposal guidelines: 
  • Submissions should be based on original research utilizing appropriate sources, including relevant archival or museum materials or collections. Articles must provide a coherent narrative and analysis that situate organizational performance and value reporting in the broader historical or social context of the profession and/or culture in which they operate. Submissions should not have been previously published or be currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Completed manuscripts should be approximately 5,000 – 6,000 words including notes. Proposals for articles must include: the author’s contact information, including name, title, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional address (if more than one author, include information for all authorship contributors and designate which is the primary author for purposes of communication)
  • Title of the proposed article
  • An abstract of 500 words or less
  • Brief list of principal primary and secondary sources that will be used in the research
  • A statement on the status of the research and prospect for completion by deadline
Proposals should be prepared using Microsoft Word and submitted electronically to the guest editor, Larry Nash White (whitel@ecu.edu). Proposals must be received by the editor no later than September 1, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail, indicating that the proposal has been received. Authors of proposals will be notified by February 1, 2012, regarding the status of their submission. Proposals that are accepted will receive an invitation to submit a manuscript for peer-review by November 1, 2012. Following peer-review, manuscripts will be returned to authors by January 15, 2013, indicating any revisions required. Final revised manuscripts are due to the issue editor no later than March 15, 2013. The special issue will be published in early 2014, as volume 49, number 1 of the journal. For more information about the journal’s submission requirements and peer review process, see L&CR’s web page for submissions athttp://sentra.ischool.utexas.edu/~lcr/submissions/index.php.

About the journal: 
Libraries & the Cultural Record (ISSN1932-4855) explores the creation, organization, preservation, and utilization of collections in libraries, archives, and museums in the context of cultural and social history. The quarterly journal publishes historical research from scholars worldwide, along with thoughtful essays and book reviews. In 2010, Libraries & the Cultural Record was rated among the top twenty percent of journals in its field by the Australian Research Council in a ranking of 148 scholarly journals in the field worldwide.  In 2011, it is being added to the “Information Science & Library Science” and the “History of Social Sciences” categories of the Social Sciences Citation Index.  Articles are available in full-text beginning with the winter 2001 issue (Volume 36, Number 1) for subscribers to Project Muse athttp://muse.jhu.edu/journals/libraries_and_culture/.

About the guest editor for this special issue: 
Larry Nash White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. White is an internationally invited speaker, presenter, and author in the areas of library administration, leadership, organizational performance assessment, and competition for library service. His research interests include competition for library and Information services and resources, organizational performance assessment, analytics, leadership, and strategic information use by library administrators.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekly Roundup: 2/14-2/18

Call for Proposals: International Journal of Information and Communication Technology


Mission of IJICTE:

The mission of the International Journal of 
Information and Communication Technology  
Education (IJICTE) is to serve as a medium for 
introducing, collaborating, analyzing, 
synthesizing, and evaluating innovative 
contributions to the theory, practice, and 
research of technology education applicable to 
K-12 education, higher education, and corporate 
and proprietary education. IJICTE publishes 
articles promoting the advancement of teaching 
with technology at all levels of education 
encompassing all domains of learning.

Coverage of IJICTE:

IJICTE publishes contributions from all 
disciplines of information technology education. 
In particular, the journal supports 
multidisciplinary research in the following areas:

Acceptable use policies and fair use laws
Administrative applications of information technology education
Corporate information technology training
Data-driven decision making and strategic technology planning
Educational/ training software evaluation
Effective planning, marketing, management and 
leadership of technology education
Impact of technology in society and related equity issues
Impact of technology on student achievement
Pedagogy and androgogy of teaching with technology
Related issues that impact the research, 
position, and practice of information technology 
education on schools, corporate entities, and society
School improvement and reform
Standards-based technology education programs
Technology as a teaching strategy and learning style
Technology training tools and instructional materials
Theories and models of instructional systems design

IJICTE promotes the research, position, and 
practice of technology education in its broadest 
sense to ensure coverage of topics such as:

Assessment of curricular objectives, 
administrative applications, and corporate objectives
Holistic approach to instructional design theories
Impact of multicultural differences on technology
Impact of technology on education-related issues 
such as copyright laws, censorship, and fair use
Pedagogy and androgogy of teaching with technology
Technology as a teaching (teacher/instructor) 
strategy and learning (student) style
Technology planning, marketing, and management
Technology tools for education and training environments

Interested authors should consult the journal's 
manuscript submission guidelines at www.igi-global.com/ijicte 

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lawrence Tomei at tomei@rmu.edu  

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Call for Proposals: Academic Exchange Quarterly. Due November 30

Call for Research Articles are needed for Academic Exchange Quarterly
Featured Editors: Alys Jordan and Matt Buckley

We are looking for Research Manuscripts which are between 2000-5000 words that address some of the following questions:
1. What are the best methods for successful instruction in a virtual environment?
2. What are the most effective instruction practices, methods, and strategies for this environment?
3. What instructional design processes, techniques, and technology are the most successful in developing high quality Web-based distance education courses?
4. How do we support students’ academic needs in this environment to ensure their success?
5. What are the most innovative uses of technology to deliver courses in this environment?

Who May Submit:
Ideal contributors will be those who teach Web-based distance education courses or who are responsible for various elements of these courses. This can include faculty, librarians, administrators, instructional designers, graduate students, and various other academic personnel. Please identify your submission with keyword in the subject heading of your email: DISTANCE-4.

Manuscript format and guidelines are available here: http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm

Submit Manuscript to academicexchange@yahoo.com and in the subject heading indicate:  DISTANCE-4

Winter 2012 edition deadline is November 30, 2011.

If you have additional questions contact: Alys Jordan

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Conference: 2011 WebWise Conference: Libraries, Museums, and STEM. Pre-registration required (asap).

Join us for 3 days of inspiration and networking with leaders in digital technology and science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.
The 2011 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World will be held in Baltimore, March 9-11.
There is a dynamic agenda including discussions with the top leaders in the field and demonstrations of leading edge projects.
Keynote Speakers:
Milton Chen, George Lucas Foundation and Edutopia
Joshua M. Greenberg, Program Director, Digital Information Technology & Dissemination of Knowledge, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Fran Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Visit the speaker’s page to see who else will be presenting.
Click here to learn more about WebWise and IMLS digital resources.
*There is no fee for attending the conference, however, pre-registration is required. Register today!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Call for Proposals: HETL Review: Social Learning and Social Media in Higher Education. Throughout 2011

Call for papers: social learning and social media in higher education

Submissions are now being accepted for The HETL Review. See the Editorial Policies page at http://hetl.org/policies/ for submission requirements. The major theme for 2011 is University 2.0

Theme topic areas:
-University 2.0: using Web 2.0 and other social media technology in higher education
-University 2.0: Web 2.0, social media, and the internationalization of teaching and learning
-University 2.0: social learning theories, instructional design, and learning outcomes
-University 2.0: social, institutional, and policy-making challenges and opportunities

Patrick Blessinger, Executive Editor
The HETL Review
Email: hetlportal@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://hetl.org

Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekly Roundup: 2/7-2/11

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Call for Proposals: 6th National Extension Education Congress on “Emerging Models of Technology Application for Agri-rural Development." Due August 25

The 6th NEEC is the forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of in agriculture extension and allied subjects. The congress will bring together researchers, educationist and extension personals in the domain of interest from around the world. You are warmly welcome to submit your new research papers for NEEC 2011.

Major Themes and Sub-Themes
• Climate change : issues and challenges
• Emerging Extension methods, approaches - Experiences
• ICT intervention in agricultural development
• Gender perspectives in the context of agriculture development
• Changing the face of rural entrepreneurship 
• Agriculture policies for emerging and transition economies

Important Dates
Abstract Submission : Before August 25, 2011
Notification of Acceptance : On September 25, 2011
Authors' Registration : Before November 15, 2011

Congress Vanue
ICAR Research Complex for Goa Ela, Old Goa 

Email: neec2011goa@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://www.seea.org.in/neec2011/neec2011-index.html

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Call for Proposals: International Social Science Review. Due June 15

The International Social Science Review, the peer-reviewed journal of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society in Social Sciences published semi-annually, invites the submission of manuscripts in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography. Articles must be based on original reserach, well-written, and should not exceed thirty pages in length (including endnotes, double-spaced, and written in Times New Roman 12 font). Endnotes and style must conform with Kate Turabian, A Manual of Style for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed.) and Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.), respectively. 

Deadline for submissions for publication in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of the journal is June 15, 2011. Authors interested in publishing in the ISSR are askled to submit a 100-150 word abstract of their manuscript, three hard copies of the paper, contact information (phone number, mailing address, e-mail address), and an abbreviated c.v. to:

Dean Fafoutis
Editor, International Social Science Review
Department of History
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 546-6004

Conference: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference Registration Now Open!
ACRL 2011 logoRegistration is now open for the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference, offered March 31 - April 1 during the ACRL 2011 conference in Philadelphia. The Virtual Conference provides an affordable opportunity to participate in conference activities online. For librarians with reduced support for professional development or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way to leverage a small investment into large learning opportunities.

Like its face-to-face counterpart, the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference will run on a real-time schedule. The online conference features 12 live Webcasts, as well as asynchronous activities, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. The Virtual Conference archive is available for one year and will include more than 130 slidecasts (PowerPoint slides or other presentations synced with audio of the speaker) from every contributed paper, Cyber Zed Shed presentation, invited paper and panel session presented at the face-to-face conference.

The Virtual Conference kicks off on at 1 p.m. CST on March 8, 2011, with a preview Webcast featuring Marie Radford, associate professor in the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. The preview Webcast is free and open to all, regardless of ACRL 2011 registration.

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference registration materials are now available on theACRL Website. Individual and group registration rates are available. Register your institution as a group and participate in professional development with your colleagues all year long.

Contact Virtual Conference Co-Chairs Erin Dorney (erin.dorney@millersville.edu) and Scott Vine (scott.vine@fandm.edu) or Margot Conahan at ACRL - (312) 280-2522; mconahan@ala.org - with questions.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Call for Participation: Book Reviewers for Environment, Place, and Space


Environment, Place, and Space is the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP) with ISSNs: ISSN: 2066-5377 (paperback) and ISSN: 2068-9616 (electronic). It is primarily a forum for the presentation of research studies on topics of interest to a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary readership committed to values contributing to our rootedness to the earth and attunement to the environment, space, and place. Interdisciplinary is taken to mean that each discipline is encouraged to share its own particular excellence with the other disciplines in an open exchange. Transdisciplinary is taken to mean that contributors are required to make the "geographical turn." Meant in the etymological sense of "earthinscription" or the spatiality of meaning, the geographical turn frames or makes thematic the spatial aspect of any and all earthly / worldly phenomena. All articles submitted to this journal are reviewed and cleared for publication by anonymous referees. Notes for Book Review Contributors Books for review (more books will become available soon): The following books are available for immediate review, please contact DeMond Miller millerd@rowan.edu (Rowan University, USA) for specific guidelines and to have the book mailed to you. We ask for a three to four week review period. As a token of the journal’s appreciation of the published review, reviewers are given the manuscript.
(2011) Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory By: Edward W. Soja

(2010) Religion: From Place To Placelessness
By: Yi-Fu Tuan, Martha A. Strawn (Photographer)

(2008) Sacred History And Sacred Geography
By: David Martin 
DeMond Miller
Rowan University
Department of Sociology
Email: millerd@rowan.edu

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Call for Proposals: Practical Academic Librarianship

Call for Papers for Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

URL: https://journals.tdl.org/pal/index

Practical Academic Librarianship (PAL) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal for all academic librarians and information professionals serving academic departments or affiliated institutions including centers, institutes, specialized collections, and special units within or related toacademic units. Well-written manuscripts that are of interest to these communities will be considered, including: implementation of new initiatives and best practices; original and significant research findings with practical applications; analysis of issues and trends; descriptive narratives of successful and unsuccessful ventures; and examination of the role of libraries in meeting specialized client needs.

PAL publishes items as soon as they are ready by adding articles to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. The journal publishes two issues a year. The first issue runs January 1 - June 30 and the second issue runs July 1 - December 31.

The Journal publishes three categories of works:

• Peer reviewed research papers (original research): not more than 25 single-spaced pages

• Think pieces (intended to spur discussion, not blind peer-reviewed): 3-15 single-spaced pages

• Interactive online exhibits and demonstrations.

Authors need to register: https://journals.tdl.org/pal/user/register
 with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in at https://journals.tdl.org/index/login and begin the 5 step process.

Leslie J. Reynolds

Associate Professor
Interim Associate Dean for User Services Founding Editor, Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Call for Proposals: Academic Exchange Quarterly: Alternative Library Instruction. Due August 31

Special Feature editors Rebecca Feind and Crystal Goldman are pleased to
announce that manuscripts are now being accepted for the following issue of
Academic Exchange Quarterly.  The Winter 2011 issue theme is Alternative
Library Instruction.  The goal of this issue will be to provide examples of
alternative library instruction created by librarians or faculty members in all
settings, K-12, public, academic, special, etc., that can be implemented by
others. Alternative library instruction can be, but is not limited to:

-- Curriculum integrated instruction
-- Virtual instruction
-- Audio/video tours
-- Interactive instruction
-- Active learning experiences
-- Game oriented instruction

Who May Submit:

Manuscripts are sought from those librarians or faculty members who have
produced engaging and effective library instruction programs that move beyond
the traditional methods of instruction either through the use of technology or
creativity. Please identify your submission with keyword: ALTERNATIVE-1

Submission deadline:

Any time until the end of August 2011.  Early submission offers an opportunity
to be considered for Editors' Choice.  See details for other deadline options
like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:


For more information, please visit this website:


While we apologize for cross-posting, we encourage you to forward this
announcement as we hope to have a wealth of contributions to create an issue
packed with ideas!