Friday, March 16, 2018

CFP: Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference Lightning Talks (June 2018 - Perrysburg, Ohio)

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual GLRSC: Charting Our Course Together on June 7-8, 2018
at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH featuring a keynote presentation by George Needham, Director of the Delaware County District Library.

This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to trade information and network with other colleagues. Watch for updates on the conference website at Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have a new idea or success story to share? We are accepting Lightning Talk proposals through Friday, April 6, on any of the following topic areas:
  • Resource Sharing Best Practices
  • Reciprocal Borrowing
  • Marketing Services
  • Shared Staffing and Training
  • Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
  • Shared Discovery Layers
  • Workflow Improvements
  • E-Books
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems
  • Consortial or Group Purchasing
  • Shared Print Projects
  • Purchase on Demand
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Delivery Solutions
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making 
Proposed presentations should be 15 minutes in length including time for questions. Lightning Talk proposals can be submitted via the online submission form.

Each proposal should include a title, description, and abstract. Lightning Talk proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, with selected presenters notified by April 13, 2018.

Please direct any questions to Amanda Musacchio ( and Mark Sullivan (

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CFP: CARMA 2018 - Call for Papers Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences (Valencia, Spain - July 2018)

CARMA 2018 - Call for Papers

Internet and Big Data in Economics and Social Sciences

2nd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics

July 12 - 13, 2018. Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
twitter: @carmaconf

Research methods in economics and social sciences are evolving with the increasing availability of Internet and Big Data sources of information. After the great success of the first edition, the CARMA Conference has become a leading forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and advances on how emerging research methods and sources are applied to different fields of social sciences as well as to discuss current and future challenges.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Internet and Big Data sources in economics and social sciences
    • Social media and public opinion mining
    • Google Trends and Search Engine data
    • Web scraping
    • Geospatial and mobile phone data
  • Big Data methods in economics and social sciences
    • Sentiment analysis
    • Internet econometrics
    • Information quality and assessment
    • Crowdsourcing
  • Internet and Big Data applications
    • Official statistics
    • Tourism forecasting
    • Business analytics with social media
    • Social behavior and mobility patterns
    • Consumer behavior, eWOM and social media marketing
    • Politics and social media
    • Bibliometrics and sciencetometrics
  • Digital transformation and global society
    • Privacy and legal aspects
    • Electronic Government
    • Smart Cities
    • Industry adoption
    • Gender bias
If you are interested in organizing a special session as part of CARMA 2018, please contact the organization at

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 23 March, 2018
Acceptance notification: 11 May, 2018
Camera ready due: 28 May, 2018
Conference: 12-13 July, 2018

About the venue

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer. More info at:

Submission guidelines

Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers or extended abstracts, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Submissions (extended abstracts or full papers) must be written in English and should be in PDF format. They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at:

Full-paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages (A4 size), incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Extended abstracts (which will not receive a DOI) should not exceed 3 pages.

These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines (by being more than 8 pages, altering margins or not following the template) will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

CARMA 2018 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is:

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote Internet and Big Data research across Economics and Social Sciences.

Monday, March 12, 2018

CFP: 2018 Chinese American Librarians' Association Midwest Annual Conference (May 2018 - Chicago IL)

The Chinese American Librarians’ Association (CALA) Midwest Professional Development Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 CALA Midwest Annual Conference.

Theme: Innovation, Leadership, and Assessment in the 21st Century
Date: May 11, 2018 (Friday)
Format of Conference: Hybrid
Physical Location: Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
Virtual Location: URL for accessing the teleconference will be provided at the beginning of May.

In nowadays’ digital and technological world, library practices have been greatly impacted in one way or the other. To meet users’ needs, library professionals have been actively improving existing resources and services while developing new programs, technologies, and services. There are many questions for us to ponder. For example, how to reframe the leadership to handle all the changes and challenges libraries face in the 21st century? How to assess library activities to make sure we stay on the right track? How to develop practical initiatives in order to enhance quality of library services?

We welcome submissions addressing the following topics:
·         Collection and electronic resource management
·         Data Curation and digital scholarship
·         Information Services (library instruction, reference, and research support)
·         Library Assessment
·         Library Discovery Tools
·         Library Technologies, Technical Services, Workflows, Applications, and Systems
·         Leadership and Globalization
·         Open Access Initiatives
·         Professional Development (career growth, tenure, and promotion)
·         Trends and Challenges in Librarianship

Join us to share your experiences and ideas on leadership, assessment, and innovations in any library areas. Proposals are not limited to the topics listed in the bullet points.

Presentation formats: presentation (20 minutes), lightning talk (10 minutes), panel (45 minutes), and poster.

Current LIS students are encouraged to submit a proposal. We will offer $100 for student presenters and waive the registration fee for all student attendees.

Notification of proposal acceptance will be sent out during the week of April 20, 2018. Please contact Xiaocan Wang ( if you have any questions.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

CFP: Student Snapshot Sessions for 2018 NASIG Annual Conference (June 2018 - Atlanta, GA)

The NASIG Student Outreach Committee (SOC) invites proposals for the Great Ideas Showcase and the Student Snapshot Sessions for the 33rd NASIG conference in Atlanta, GA, June 8 to 11. The theme of the conference is “Transforming the Information Community.”

The Great Ideas Showcase will be held on Friday, June 8, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., and the Snapshot Sessions will be held Saturday, June 9, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Presenters must be available to discuss their showcases or present their snapshots during that time.

The Great Ideas Showcase will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology in an interactive and informal setting. Great Ideas can be demonstrated in a variety of ways – posters, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc. Participants will be given a table or poster board (4’ x 6’) to showcase their idea to attendees, depending on their need.

The Student Snapshot Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc.  Student Snapshot Sessions provide an excellent introduction to professional presentations and look great on resumes!

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the showcase or snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

Submit your Great Ideas Showcase proposal here:

Submit your Student Snapshot Session proposal here:

Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Monday, April 16, 2018. Members of the Student Outreach Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-April. (Note: Presenters for the Great Ideas Showcase or Snapshot Sessions do not qualify for a registration discount. Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for Friday single day registration.)

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG SOC Chair, Danielle Williams at

NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models. Visit for more information.

Friday, March 09, 2018

CFP: 2018 ALA Annual Conference Conversation Starters & Ignite Sessions (New Orleans - June 2018)

2018 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in 45-minute Conversation Starters and five-minute Ignite sessions. Proposals are being accepted through March 30th, 2018. Find out more about these opportunities and how to submit your proposals.
Conversation Starters are in lecture, panel, or discussion formats and will take place throughout the day on Saturday, June 23rd, Sunday, June 24th, and Monday, June 25th.
Each five-minute Ignite Session is accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Six Ignite Sessions a day will take place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.
The emerging topics, trends, and innovations addressed at past Conversation Starter and Ignite Sessions ranged widely, including community engagement, technology, diversity, outreach services, popular culture, using data, games and gaming, summer reading and much more.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent in late-April. The proposals go through a public voting process where the public votes count for 30% (staff votes for another 30%, and the remaining 40% an advisory group of ALA members).
Please contact Alee Navarro ( with any questions about the process.
The best early advanced registration rates are available through Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 12:00 Noon (Central). If you need help in making your case to attend, these resources can help.
Ways to stay in touch and get updates include: Annual Conference websiteTwitter (@alaac and #alaac18) Facebook EventsPinterestYouTube, and Instagram.

CFP: Michigan Library Association 2018 Annual Conference (October 2018 - Novi, Michigan)

MLA 2018 Annual Conference
October 17 - 19, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
The MLA 2018 Annual Conference work group seeks a variety of program and poster proposals that will address topics representing the wide-range of professional responsibilities found in libraries and those that will introduce new ideas or solutions to the challenges currently facing Michigan libraries. Library professionals interested in sharing their insights, experiences and knowledge are invited to submit a program or poster proposal for consideration. We encourage participation from librarians, staff and administrators from all types of libraries.

To submit your proposal, please complete this online survey:

The submission form for 2018 can be used for both program and poster proposals. Submissions are welcome through March 31, 2018

Visit the Call for Proposals web page for complete details.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

CFP: Special Collections as Sites of Contestation (Book Chapters)

CFP: Special Collections as Sites of Contestation
Call for Chapter Proposals
Special Collections as Sites of Contestation
Editor: Mary Kandiuk
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Special collections are actively acquired by libraries or received by donation. Increasingly, special collections are emerging as sites of contestation. Funding and political choices often underpin acquisition, access and promotion of these collections resulting in unequal representation, biased interpretations and suppressed narratives. This collection of essays will interrogate library practices relating to special collections. The essays will explore the reinterpretation and resituating of special collections held by libraries, examine the development and stewardship of special collections within a social justice framework, and describe the use of critical practice by libraries and librarians to shape and negotiate the acquisition, cataloguing, promotion and display of special collections.
Proposals are invited for chapters relating to special collections held by all types of libraries in all countries. Special collections are library and archival materials encompassing a wide range of formats and subject matters. They are usually distinguished by their historical, societal, cultural or monetary value, uniqueness or rarity, and are housed separately from a library’s main circulating collection with a commitment to preservation and access. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Evolving understandings and interpretations of historical materials in special collections. 
  • Censorship, self-censorship, academic freedom, intellectual freedom and special collections.
  • The use of critical practice to resist cultural hegemony in the development of special collections. 
  • The challenges of developing contemporary special collections relating to social justice.
  • Examining special collections through the lens of the marginalized and disempowered.
  • The representation of unpopular or radical views in special collections.
  • Contested interpretations of special collections.
  • Safe spaces and special collections.
  • Controversial exhibits relating to special collections.
  • Information literacy and special collections employing a social justice framework.
  • Decolonizing and indigenizing special collections.
  • Donors, funding, power and politics and their influence on the development of special collections.
  • Development and stewardship of special collections relating but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, politics, religion, war, conflict, genocide, sex, pornography, racism, discrimination, heritage, memory, and identity within a social justice framework.
  • Any aspect of acquisition, curation, structure, cataloguing, digitization, presentation, arrangement, promotion, display and instruction relating to special collections using a social justice or critical practice framework.

Chapter proposals should contain 1) an abstract of 500-750 words describing the proposed contribution and 2) a brief biographical statement about the author(s). Proposals are due June 1, 2018. Please direct all submissions and inquiries to Mary Kandiuk (  

  • June 1, 2018: Deadline for 500-750 abstract proposing a chapter.
  • July 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance of proposed chapter.
  • December 1, 2018: Deadline for submitting full chapter manuscript.

About the Editor
Mary Kandiuk is the Visual Arts, Design & Theatre Librarian and a Senior Librarian at York University in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. She is the author of two bibliographies of secondary criticism relating to Canadian literature published by Scarecrow Press and co-author of Digital Image Collections and Services (ARL Spec Kit, 2013). She is co-editor of the collection In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada published by Library Juice Press in 2014. Her most recent publications include articles on the topic of academic freedom. 

For more information see:

CFP: Marketing Libraries Journal (open access scholarly journal)

Call for Papers
Marketing Libraries Journal
Volume 2, Issue 1 (Summer 2018)

Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2018 (peer reviewed manuscripts)

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018 (practical articles)

Submit manuscripts online at

Aim and Scope
Marketing Libraries Journal (MLJ) is a peer-reviewed, independently published, open access scholarly journal that focuses on innovative marketing activities that libraries are engaged in.  Our aim is to publish research and practical examples of library marketing campaigns, library marketing research, public relations campaigns, SWOT analysis, segmentation research, assessment of marketing activities, and tools used for marketing.  In addition to peer reviewed articles, the Journal also contains practical articles from different columns. Columnists will be accepting short articles on advocacy, branding, library marketing campaigns, "from the trenches", and technology.

Guidelines for Submissions

The editorial board seeks submissions in the following two categories:
1. Feature Articles (peer reviewed) (20-25 pages): research-driven articles that aim to provide original scholarship in the field of library marketing, communications, and outreach.
2. Practical Articles  (editorial reviewed) (8-10 pages)  articles that focus on best practices and advice. Although these articles are practical, they are written in a formal, academic tone. 
a.     Advocacy: articles that focus on developing relationships with stakeholders to help raise awareness and loyalty for library services and resources. This may relate to communicating with government, administration, and the greater community
b.     Branding: articles that illustrate how libraries develop their visual identity for their services and resources.   
c.      “From the Trenches”: articles that show outcomes of a particular marketing initiative or campaign.
d.     Campaigns:  case studies of a marketing campaign and the desired outcomes and objectives sought
e.     Technology: reviews of web sites, apps, and software tools that support library marketing activities.

Manuscript Format
• Manuscript style should follow the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
• Submissions should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides
• Page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page
• The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address
• Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 100-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1
• One submission per author per call
• Allow 3 months for manuscript status notification

Submission Process
Submit manuscripts online at
Please ensure that your manuscript has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for papers deadline.  When a manuscript has been  accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version.

Editorship and Ethics
We reserve the right to make editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency. To ensure ethical practices, all reviewers, editors,  and authors must contact the Journal if there may be any conflict of interest.  For more information, please contact 

ISSN: 2475-8116

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

CFPs for DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018 (Digital Library Federation)

DLF is pleased to announce that we have opened Calls for Proposals for our three conferences happening this October in Las Vegas! These include:

Learn@DLF, our new pre-conference, will be structured entirely as a workshop day. Through engaging, hands-on sessions, attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members. Learn more and check out the CFP here:

The DLF Forum, our signature event, includes digital library practitioners from member institutions and the broader community, for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. In these respects, the event is an opportunity for attendees to conduct business, present work, share experiences and practices, support information sharing, and assess DLF’s programs and progress with community input. Learn more and check out the CFP here:

And, to round out the week, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2018, will help to chart future directions for both the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field. Learn more and check out the CFP here:

Submit for one conference or all three (though, different proposals for each, please)! Session options range from 60-second Minute Madness sessions at DigiPres to daylong workshops at Learn@DLF, with many options in between.

Thank you so much for reading! If you have any questions, please write us at We’re looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

-Team DLF   

P.S. Want to stay updated on all things #DLFforum? Subscribe to our Forum newsletter, “like” us on Facebook, or follow us at @CLIRDLF on Twitter!

CFP: Diversity and Inclusion in Music Librarianship special issue of Music Reference Services Quarterly

We are excited to invite submissions from practitioners, scholars, activists, and students on the theme of Diversity and Inclusion in Music Librarianship for a special issue of Music Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ).

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Diversity initiatives in music librarianship
* Inclusive management practices
* Social justice in music libraries
* Collection development techniques to support diverse constituents
* Inclusive practices in resource cataloging or description
* Accessibility and digital musical content delivery
* Accessibility and music library facilities
* Diversity and/or inclusion in music librarianship education
And finally, given ALA Midwinter conversations:
* Neutrality in (music) libraries

MRSQ is a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis and supports green open access:  

Deadline for initial submissions is August 1, 2018. Articles tentatively accepted by editors will subsequently go through double-blind peer-review. Please email both editors if you would like to discuss article ideas or questions: and

Ana Dubnjakovic and Rachel Scott

Rachel E. Scott
ILS Librarian | Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Co-editor-in-chief | Music Reference Services Quarterly

CFP: Libraries as Drivers for Open Access (IFLA 2018 - Malaysia)

The Science and Technology Libraries Section, joint with the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section, invite applications for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from24-30 August 2018!

Theme: “Libraries as Drivers for Open Access”

This call is to invite librarians and library staff to share how their libraries are implementing OA mandates, monitoring Open Access resources, transition from traditional subscription-based models to including more Open Access, and more, including opportunities and risks of Open Access.

Deadline for Submissions: 8 March 2018