Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP: Critical Librarianship (CritLib) - Theory and Action (Swarthmore, PA - November 2016)

Call for Proposals
ACRL – DVC Conference 2016
November 11, 2016
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

Have you examined or practiced critical librarianship? Does your library support underrepresented library staff and promote a welcoming and inclusive environment?  We invite you to share your ideas and submit a session proposal for the 2016 ACRL-DVC CritLib: Theory and Action Conference.

Four selected speakers will give 15 minute presentations on one of the following topics:
  •     Instruction
  •     Hiring practices
  •     Cataloging
  •     Collection  development
  •     Access
  •     Community outreach

If you are interested please send a brief summary of your talk to Anne Schwelm, Secretary, ACRL/DVC:
Submission deadline: Friday, October 21st.

CFP: MCLS Linked Data Summit (Michigan and Indiana - March 2017)

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for a Linked Data Summit to be held on March 16, 2017. This day-long, multi-state event will take place both in Lansing, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Speakers and participants will interact both in-person and remotely. The summit will feature a BIBFRAME overview and update from Beacher Wiggins (Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress) and a presentation from Linked Data industry leader Zepheira on the implications for libraries.

This summit is an opportunity for librarians to explore the possibilities of what a fully integrated Linked Data world means for libraries and our communities. This event will also provide updates and presentations exploring what is already happening to make that possibility a reality.

We invite program proposals from September 14, 2016 to November 7, 2016.

Proposed programs should be either 20 minutes or 45 minutes in length, including time for questions. Proposals should be grounded in experience.  They may explore projects, plans, collaborations, data analysis as well as other aspects of Linked Data creation and implementation.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following topics:
  • A single library’s experience participating in a Linked Data project, such as Zepheira’s Libhub Early Adopter Program or the Library.Link Network
  • A Linked Data demonstration project in a shared catalog environment
  • Experience with a specific Linked Data product (e.g., SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Visibility, Innovative Linked Data)
  • Advocacy for Linked Data with vendors
  • Libraries engaging with wider Linked Data community efforts, outside of libraries
  • Linked Data related research and standards activities
  • What your library is doing to prepare for the Linked Data environment—Planning your linked data project
  • Exposing cultural heritage collections to the web via Linked Data
  • Incorporating linked data into technical services workflows
  • Analytics to capture uses of the Linked Data
  • Technical advice
  • Innovative ways to use Linked Data that further your library’s goals and create engaging experiences for your digital users
Please submit a 200 word maximum proposal for your presentation. In the submission form there is a field to indicate from where, Indianapolis or Lansing, you would like to present.

Program proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Those selected will be notified by November 23, 2017.

Questions can be directed to Michelle Bradley, Member Engagement Manager, at

About MCLS
MCLS is a non-profit, member driven organization whose mission is to facilitate sharing resources and to collaborate with other organizations to benefit Michigan and Indiana Libraries.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CFP: Online Northwest (March 2017 - Portland Oregon)

Deadline:  November 11, 2016
Conference date & location:  March 31 2017, Portland OR
Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2017 conference will be held at Portland State University on Friday, March 31, 2017.
The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
Online Northwest seeks 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries.  The program committee is particularly interested in proposals that address the following themes in relation to technology and libraries:
·         User Experience/Understanding Users
·         Design
·         Engagement/Impact
Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!
Proposals will be accepted until November 11, 2016
For more information about Online Northwest, please see our website:  Information about conference registration will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CFP: 7th NAG Collection Development Seminar for Academic Libraries 17th May 2017, Birmingham, UK (National Acquisitions Group)

Call for Papers: 7th NAG Collection Development Seminar for Academic Libraries 17th May 2017, Birmingham

The seminar addresses academic library Acquisitions Services. This year we would like to focus on Operational Excellence and share ways in which Acquisitions teams have made processes more efficient, reducing wasted effort or spending and better equipping themselves to support their institutions.
Building on the success of the 2016 seminar, we also intend to run a breakout session to allow delegates to discuss issues further and for NAG to report on current and best practice. More specific ideas for this are also welcome.
As well as a programme of presentations and the breakout session, our seminar offers you the opportunity to network, exchange real life experience with Library colleagues and suppliers. We will once again be using the interactive app Glisser to enable real time slide sharing, polls and questions.
Please note:
  • Call for papers closes:  Sunday 6th November 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: by Friday 9th December 2016

We require a 300-500 word abstract, which should be submitted to National Acquisitions Group
Sponsorship options will be available; please contact us if you would like to receive information about these soon.

Monday, September 26, 2016

CFP: Code4Lib Journal, issue 35

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 35th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 35th issue, which is scheduled for publication in late January 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, October 28, 2016.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and   hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 34 issues published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 35th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, October 28, 2016.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

CFP: 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: San Diego, California (April 12-15, 2017)

Call for Papers: 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: San Diego, California (April 12-15, 2017)--Submission Deadline 10/1/16

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 12-15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:
- Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
- Biography and film
- Biography and criminal justice
- Television programs about biography
- Biography and urban legends
- Biography and folklore
- Biography and literature
- Scholarly Biography
- Controversial Biography
- Psychoanalysis and Biography
- Historical Biography
- Political Biography
- Autobiography

Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2017 Event Management database at

The deadline is October 1, 2016.

Thank you for your interest!

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154

CFP: Internet@Schools at Computers in Libraries 2017 (Arlington, Virginia March 2017)

Call for Speakers Now Open
Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016
The Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries 2017 is a 2-day track created especially for library media and technology specialists and other educators who are using the internet and technology in K–12 schools. Sponsored byInternet@Schools magazine, the track covers technology, tools, trends, and practical topics, and takes place during the first two days of Computers in Libraries in Arlington, Va. That’s March 28 and 29, 2017.
You Are Invited… 
If you are running an innovative program through your school library or media/technology center that is helping your students learn or your colleagues teach, or if you are willing to share your practical tips, tools, or techniques about using technology and the internet in schools, we want you! Please volunteer to speak at the Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries.
NOTE: If you have already submitted a K–12-oriented proposal in response to the Computers in Libraries 2017 call for speakers, chances are good that track organizers Carolyn Foote and I already have it! But check with us to be sure. If you haven't submitted, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!!
If your proposal is chosen to be presented in our track at Computers in Libraries 2017, you will receive complimentary registration for the full conference. So think over your latest success stories or technology ventures, click HERE and submit your proposal today.
Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you. The deadline for proposals is October 10, so think quickly and send in your ideas! And tell your professional colleagues friends, too!
Internet@Schools Track Organizers 
David Hoffman
Editor, Internet@Schools magazine
Carolyn FooteLibrarian, Westlake High School Austin, Texas 

CFP: The International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL) - Open Access Journal

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Librarianship

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL) is an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of libraries and librarianship including but not limited to major development of Chinese librarianship throughout the world. It is published by Chinese American Librarian Association (CALA), an affiliation of the American Library Association.

IJOL invites original papers or reviews of books, journal articles or conference papers that contribute to the study and research in the Library and Information Science. All articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• International librarianship
• Library systems and Discovery Service
• Digital library and institutional repository
• Data visualization
• Linked data and semantic web
• Public service
• Collection development
• Information literacy
• Acquisitions
• Technical services
• Library consortia or vendor relations
• Reports from the field that describe the implementation and assessment of innovative practices in libraries of all types, and report distinguished Chinese librarian who contributes greatly to the profession
• Review of literature in all aspects of Library and Information Science field

The topics above are some of the proposals that you would like to propose, but we accept papers on all aspects in Library and Information science.

Articles are commonly 3000-5000 words in length, in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Shorter or longer articles may be accepted if deemed to be in high quality.

Submission deadline:

Papers submitted by October 15, 2016 will be considered for the publication in the first issue (December 2016). Late submissions will be considered for the following issues.

How to submit your manuscripts:

IJOL uses Open Journal System by Public Knowledge Project. Simply visit to login and submit your manuscripts online. Please read the Author Guidelines before submission. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the Webmaster at

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Grace Liu, the Editor at

Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP: Advances in Library Administration and Organization Volume on Project Management in the Library Workplace

Call for proposals
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Project Management in the Library Workplace
Publication due 2017
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: Alice Daugherty, Louisiana State University Libraries

Many works have been published on ‘how to do project management’ in librarianship, but there are gaps in coverage of the deeper issues and surrounding processes. For example, what methods have been successfully used, in the library workplace, for assessing efficacy of project management?  What are the future trends and implications for library administration and management as formal project management schema become more commonplace in library work? How do these formal schemas demonstrably affect and improve library workplaces? For this forthcoming volume we welcome submissions that consider how project management affects library administration and that address the role of project management in the library workplace.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
·         Assessments of project management approaches
·         History of project management in library administration and future trends
·         Integration of project management processes and procedures within libraries
·         Efficacy of project management tools for library workplaces and projects
·         Project-related problem solving
·         Project participants and teambuilding
·         Project leadership in libraries
·         Project management education for library workers

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2017. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2017 volume on project management in the library workplace.  If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Alice Daugherty at by November 15, 2016.

Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline for proposals: November 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  December 15, 2016
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  February 15, 2017
  • Comments returned to authors:  April 1, 2017
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  May 1, 2017

CFP: 2017 Reference Research Forum (RUSA at ALA Annual - Chicago)

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 23rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and
students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research
projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website:

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion.  Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for selection:

1.      Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
2.      Quality: Research design and methodologies
3.      Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published
research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
Proposals are due by December 28th, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 6th, 2017. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

1.      Title of the project
2.      Explicit statement of the research problem
3.      Description of the research design and methodologies
4.      Findings or results if available
5.      Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential
impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items
in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format
described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2016-2017 committee
David Ward ( and Cindy Levine (

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Call for eResources Reviews - Music Reference Services Quarterly

Discovered an awesome new online service? Experimented with a digital tool? Want to get your feet wet in the world of scholarly publishing?

The Music Reference Services Quarterly eResources Column provides a forum for librarians to publish their experiences with digital technology related to music and the humanities in their work in the library and classroom. Share with the music library community about a new web resource, an online tool, a mobile app, a technology project, or a novel way to use an existing product or service!

Please contact me at the email address below if you are interested. I will send you reviewer guidelines and submission dates for upcoming issues. Feel free to bring your ideas to the table, or simply ask me for suggestions (more below). I am more than happy to guide you through the publication process upon request. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Kimmy Szeto
MRSQ - Electronic Resources Reviews Editor

Sample Review Topics

Digital Projects and Tools

CFP: LibTech Conference 2017 (St. Paul, MN - March 2017)

Call for Proposals - Deadline Extended!                       
LibTech Conference 2017                       
March 15-16, 2017                   
Macalester College                       
St. Paul, MN

Do you have a technology-related library project, experiment, or innovation you’d like to share? We invite you to submit a session proposal for the 2017 Library Technology Conference. The conference features presentations, workshops, and lightning round sessions and is attended by library staff, library students, educators, technologists, designers, and others interested in libraries and technology.  

Projects could already be implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as "out of the box" solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to keep up with evolving technologies are all welcome topics.

Please review our Planning Your Proposal resources for help in creating a successful proposal. Submissions are due September 30, 2016.

Questions? Contact us at

CFP: International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2016) December, 2016 New Delhi, India

We invite you to participate in International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2016) going to be held from 13 to 16 December, 2016 at India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The theme of the conference is “Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will Change the World”.

Highlights of ICDL 2016....<>

1. Meet leading digital strategist and evangelist of the world who had mesmerized the world with their thought provoking address, skills. Some of them are coming for the first time to India.
2. Attend special events which are on contemporary areas. Otherwise gets lost in the day long conference session.
3. Special tutorials on subjects which utmost importance in today's context.
4. If you write and share your thoughts in a good quality paper. Three best prizes are offered.
5. Workshops on specialized subjects which deals with unique areas like Innovation and KM, Social media, Big data.
6. An international level exposition of publishers and IT service providers.

Dignitaries from across the globe are participating in this conference such as Ms Donna Scheeder, IFLA President, Library of Congress from US, Mr Gautam Shroff, Vice President and Chief Scientist TCS, India; Mr Akira Maeda, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Mr Jean-Marc Comment, Swiss Federal Archives, Switzerland; Mr Michael Seadle, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany; Mr Leslie Chan University of Toronto , Canada; Mr Alejandro Bia, Miguel Hernández University, Spain; Ricardo da Silva Torres, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil; Ms Mangala Krishnamurthy, University of Alabama, USA; Mr
Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Belgium and many more..

Kindly attend and contribute your valuable paper to become the part of this mega event. Please hurry up to avail early bird registration fee discount. Participants who wants to avail the early bird registration discount (i.e. 15%) has to register on or before 30 October, 2016.

For more details visit website <>

For further Information Contact:

ICDL 2016 Secretariat
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
India Habitat Centre Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: +91 11 24682100 or 41504900
Fax: 24682144 Email:
I thank you and look forward to your participation in ICDL 2016