Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CFP: NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: Racing to the Crossroads (Indianapolis - June 2017)

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference: Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include: 
●      Electronic resource life cycle and management
●      Collection analysis and development
●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources
●      Licensing and legal framework
●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices
●      Scholarly communication
●      Life cycle of print serials
●      Workflow of print resources
●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community
●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments
●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians
●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:
●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further. 
●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (
●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.
●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.
●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.
Inquiries may be sent to PPC at:

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!

Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

CFP: All About Collection Assessment (ALCTS Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group - at ALA Midwinter)

The ALCTS Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group issues a call for its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Sunday, January 22 from 1:30-3pm
Theme:  All about Collection Assessment

ACRL has identified “collection assessment” as a top trend of 2016.  ARL had two SPEC Kits dedicated to “collection assessment” in 2014 and 2016.  It’s clear that assessment of all kinds is now vital to libraries and librarians.  We are interested in and ask:
·         Who is engaged in the work of assessment in your libraries?
·         How does it translate into collections?
·         What does it look like or include?
·         How quantitative or qualitative is your program?
·         How are the principles being practiced and rolled out on the job, through professional development, in MLIS programs?
·         Is your collection any different since you incorporated assessment practices?
·         What have we learned, as librarians and as a library?
·         Is it really a best practice?

Come share how your library is engaging in collection assessment.  The proposed structure of the session (90 minutes) is:
1 speaker: 15 minutes to address or keynote the theme
6 lightning talks at 7 minutes each with 2 minutes to change presenters ~55 minutes
20 minutes for discussion

Please send submissions indicating your preference – keynote or lightening talk to AND by Friday, December 2.  Please include an abstract, no longer than 250 words.  Confirmation of program will be made by Dec 9.

Please direct any questions to Julia Gelfand ( or Caroline Muglia (, co-chairs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is seeking an Editorial Intern

We are looking for a new Editorial Intern to assist our Editorial Team. The ideal candidate will be in place by February 2017 and will commit to serving a two year term. 
The role of the Intern is to:
  • Provide a final editorial check of proofed copy before publication, using the pre-developed checklist 
  • Check and edit the item metadata on the EBLIP website to ensure title, author, and abstract correspond to the submitted manuscript 
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Communications Officer with calls for papers or calls for volunteers 
  • Assist with investigation and implementation of new projects related to the journal 
  • Participate in monthly Editorial Team meetings 

The ideal candidate will be an MLIS (or equivalent) student or a recent graduate (past 2 years) interested in evidence based practice and research methods, and who possesses strong attention to detail. The position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 10 hours per month. 
Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating the areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Lorie Kloda at by January 9, 2017.

Specific queries about the role should be addressed to Michelle Dunaway at

CFP: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian LACUNY Institute 2017 (NYC May 2017)

Call for Proposals
The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
LACUNY Institute 2017

Date: May 12, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017

Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .

The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.

In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and  how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.

The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.

Example topics include but are not limited to:
  • Impact of current events on library trends
  • Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  • Impact of technology
  • Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
  • Diversity & inclusion,
  • Career planning, professional development
  • Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
  • MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
  • Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  • Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy

The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
  • Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  • Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  • Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  • Poster sessions:

The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, or Simone L. Yearwood,

Monday, November 28, 2016

Call for Book Chapters: Planning Academic Library Orientations: Examples and Strategies From Online Tutorials to Scavenger Hunts

Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Title: Planning Academic Library Orientations: Examples and Strategies From Online Tutorials to Scavenger Hunts
Editors: Kylie Bailin, Ben Jahre & Sarah Morris, Lafayette College
Publisher: Chandos, Elsevier
Proposal submission deadline: January 9, 2017

The editors for this book are seeking proposals for case studies of library orientations. We are interested in orientation tactics from universities and colleges of all sizes and shapes, with an expectation that the book will be international in scope. Library orientations vary greatly in shape and form depending on the size of the institution, whether the orientation is mandatory for students, and the orientation schedule. Some institutions plan elaborate games or scavenger hunts, others offer drop in sessions or library tours, while some offer an online orientation. 

This book will explore the ways in which libraries reach out to incoming students through their varied library orientations. It will highlight different and innovative approaches for constructing library orientations. Contributors should not shy away from submitting proposals for programs that did not meet expected or desired outcomes. Each chapter will include a section on why this approach was successful or not as this will help guide readers to the one that will fit their institution the best. 

Contributors should choose one of the chapter headings below, which covers the bulk of their experience. Good submissions will likely overlap and contain elements from the other chapter headings. Proposals are welcome in any of these areas, or in other categories related to library orientations. 

Chapter headings:
•       Tours/Presentations
•       Games
•       Technology
•       Targeting Specific Audiences
•       Partnerships
•       Marketing/Promotion
•       Assessment

Instructions for Proposal Authors

Proposals should be submitted via email as a PDF or Microsoft Word file attachment, and should include:

  1. Author name(s)
  2. Institutional affiliation(s) and position title(s)
  3. Author(s)’ previous writing and publishing history, if any
  4. Proposed title of chapter and chapter heading (chosen from above list) 
  5. Summary of the proposed chapter (250-300 words)

Contributors will be notified by February 20, 2017.

Full chapters are due June 1, 2017 and will range from 2,000-3,000 words.

Proposed chapters should be unique to this publication – no materials that were previously published or simultaneously submitted to another publication.

Proposals should be emailed to:

Friday, November 18, 2016

CFP: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 36:2. The submission deadline is January 6, 2017.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects
of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
  • Assessment
  • Publishing trends
  • Technology
  • User behavior
  • Public service
  • Indexing and abstracting
  • Collection Development and evaluation
  • Library Administration/management
  • Reference and library instruction
  • Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

CFP: Library Publishing Forum 2017 (Evolution, intersection, and exploration in library publishing)

CFP: Library Publishing Forum 2017 (Evolution, intersection, and exploration in library publishing)

Keynote presentations by Eileen Joy ( and Safiya Noble (

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is accepting proposals ( - (submission deadline, December 13, 2016) for the 2017 Library Publishing Forum (, to be held March 20 -22, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. An international, community-led organization with over 60 member libraries, the LPC promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support content creators as they generate, advance, and disseminate knowledge.

Library publishing programs often venture into new territory: experimenting with integrating digital media into scholarly works, reaching out to new partners and audiences, turning pilot projects into fully-operational initiatives, encountering unforeseen challenges, and boldly going where few
libraries have gone before. At the 2017 Library Publishing Forum (,  we invite library publishers and partners to share their experiences and ideas, identify opportunities for collaboration, strengthen a community of practice, and explore strategies for navigating this expanding and evolving subfield of academic publishing.

We welcome proposals from Library Publishing Coalition members and nonmembers, including librarians, university press staff, publishing service providers (vendors), scholars, students, and other scholarly communications and publishing professionals. We especially encourage first-time presenters and representatives of small and emerging publishing programs to submit proposals.

We invite proposals for long form (40-60 minutes) and short form (10-15 minutes) sessions, in the following formats. Proposals for long form sessions must involve multiple speakers or actively engage participants in discussion or other activities.

• Speakers: individual or panel presentations, debates, panel discussions, lightning talks, case studies, manifestos, critiques. 
• Collaborative Conversations: birds-of-a-feather, roundtables, unconference-style sessions, sharing ideas and approaches, collaborative problem-solving.
• Applied Practice: workshops, hackathons, remixing, doing, creating, hands-on activities.

Other formats and approaches are very welcome, especially sessions that incorporate interactivity and audience participation.

We invite presentations that address any library publishing topic. Topics that we find interesting and timely include:

• Intersections & Connections - building teams, partnerships, making connections within & beyond institutions
• Merging & “Mainstreaming” - integrating publishing into the core (and expected) services of an academic library, evolving from experimental to established
• Inclusion & Expansion - advancing a plurality of voices and perspectives by design in library publishing
• Flops & Failures - overcoming challenges, moving on from failures, learning quickly from what hasn’t worked in order to establish what does 
• Teaching & Reaching - how can library publishing enhance learning for students and professionals both in and beyond librarianship?
• Predicting & Preserving - how are library publishers grappling with usage data/predictive analytics and the preservation of digital scholarship outputs?
• Unconventional & Unexpected - challenging conventional wisdom, exploring off-the-wall approaches, drawing inspiration from unusual sources.

We invite proposals for long form (40-60 minutes) and short form (10-15 minutes) sessions, in the following formats. Proposals for long form sessions must involve multiple speakers or actively engage participants in discussion or other activities.

For any session, please specify short form (10-15 minutes) or long form (45-60 minutes).

How to Submit
Submit proposals
here (

Speakers: Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. This format is for one or more speakers sharing information and ideas, in a traditional conference presentation format. Sessions in this format might include lightning talks (submitted individually or as a group), case study or theory
presentations, panel discussions, manifestos or critiques, debates, or presentations meant to provoke thought or spark conversation. Your abstract should describe the proposed session, identify all presenters in a group session, and explain what attendees will learn, gain, or take away from the

Collaborative Conversations: Please provide an abstract of no more than 500 words. This format is for highly interactive, less formal sessions, where session presenters are more like guides and facilitators, with attendees participating on a more equal and collaborative basis. Sessions in this
format could include birds-of-a-feather talks, roundtable discussions, unconference-style collaboration, World Cafe model conversations, brainstorming, etc. Your abstract should describe the proposed session, identify all session leaders, and explain the results or learning objectives
you hope to achieve.

Applied Practice: Please provide an abstract of no more than 500 words. This format is for hands-on, interactive sessions, where participants and facilitators will practice skills, explore tools, or develop resources. Sessions in this format could include a hackathon, a workshop, collaboratively developing an information resource, a Wikipedia editathon, a refresher or introduction to a publishing tool, and other hands-on activities. Other formats and approaches are very welcome, especially sessions that incorporate interactivity and audience participation.

Submissions Review
The LPC Program Committee will review and accept abstracts based on their relevance to the conference theme and audience, the clarity of description, and their potential for inspiring discussion, collaboration, and innovation.

Submission Deadline: December 13, 2016
Acceptance Notification: January 5, 2017

Eligibility & Requirements
We welcome proposals from librarians, university press staff, publishing service providers (vendors), scholars, students, and other scholarly communications and publishing professionals, at both LPC member institutions and non-member institutions, large and small.

Presenters must register for and attend the conference. Presenters must also sign and submit a speaker agreement granting permission to the LPC to distribute their slides online with a CC-BY license. Some sessions will be recorded and distributed online, with permission from the presenters. These
presenters will also be asked to sign and submit an agreement granting permission to the LPC to record presentations and distribute recordings online with a CC-BY license. Exceptions to the CC-BY license will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Call for Chapters: Upcoming LITA Guide on Augmented Reality

Library Go: Augmented Reality in Libraries
Upcoming LITA Title (2017)
Edited by Christine Elliott, Marie Rose, and Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem
Proposal Deadline: December 21, 2016
Chapter Deadline: January 16, 2017

Many libraries face the problem of wanting to integrate new technologies into their services, but lack the information to help them get started. With the widespread use and popularity of Pokemon Go, augmented reality is a fantastic technological concept that libraries can easily use for enhancing existing services.

Chapters are being accepted on real-life applications of augmented reality (AR) in academic and public libraries that show librarians how they can easily augment materials, displays, lesson plans, and more to incorporate a new level of interactivity to existing services and activities.

Relevant topics include:
·         Defining Augmented Reality, its history, and listing the tools available
·         Case studies
·         Assessment

This LITA guide aims to provide librarians with and without AR experience with the tools, knowledge and real world examples to incorporate a new level of interactivity into existing Library services and activities.

The book is currently drafted to be divided into the following chapters:
·         About Augmented Reality
o    History of AR
o    Tools available (paid and free)
§  Reviews and explanations
o    Literature Review

·         Public Libraries (case studies)
o    Research/Lit Reviews
o    Services/Outreach/Collections/Displays
o    Events/Activities
o    Patron Interaction

·         Academic Libraries
o    Research/Lit Reviews
o    Instruction
o    Learning Materials & Curriculums
o    Services/Outreach/Collections/Displays
o    Events/Activities
o    Patron Interaction

·         Assessment
o    Assessment efforts
o    How to assess
·         The Future of AR in Libraries

Submission Process
Authors interested in submitting chapters should complete this form < or before December 21, 2016.

Chapter drafts are due Monday, January 16, 2017.

Proposal Format (submitted through this online form):
·         Proposed chapter title
·         150-300 words
·         Author(s) name, professional title, & contact information
·         Short 100 word bio for author(s)

Please send questions, or inquiries to

Chapter Format:
·         2500-5000 words
·         Submit chapters in Microsoft Word format
·         Use Times New Roman 12-point font
·         Double-space entire chapter
·         Do not insert hyperlinks
·         Do not import figures or other artwork into your document; use placement callouts instead (e.g., <Insert Figure 1.1>).
·         Use the latest Chicago citation style for any references used

If submitting supplemental images (screenshots, graphs, etc.):
·         Minimum image resolution: 300 dpi (at least 1500 pixels)
·         Maximum image size: 7.5 inches wide x 9.5 inches high
·         Accepted formats: .tif or .jpg
·         Provide a caption for each image
·         No color images; please convert to grayscale
·         Tables: use sans serif font such as Arial of Helvetica, no smaller than 8 point size.

Deadline for submitting chapters: March 31, 2017

Thank you,
Christine Elliott, MLIS, The Citadel
Marie Rose, MLIS, The Citadel
Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem, MFA, MLIS, The College of Charleston

CPT Christine R. Elliott, MLIS | Information Service Librarian
Daniel Library | The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409
Office: (843) 953-9970 |

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CFP: Academic Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurship Symposium (Online conference - March 2, 2017)

Call for Proposals: Academic Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurship Symposium

As campus entrepreneurship becomes an increasing area of focus for universities and colleges, academic librarians around North America are working to develop programs, services, and collections to support this community*. To facilitate these efforts, the first Academic Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurship online symposium will bring together a group of academic librarians on Thursday, March 2, 2017 to share knowledge and discuss the library’s role in campus entrepreneurship.

Taking place entirely online, this free, inaugural meeting will be comprised of two keynote speakers, as well as a round of lightning talks by conference and a virtual discussion session. We invite you to submit a lightning talk proposal via the form below. General registration will open in December 2016.

*Campus entrepreneurs can include students, faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, and affiliated members of the broader community who are launching or planning to launch a company, and/or enrolled in an entrepreneurship course or program, and/or accepted into a campus accelerator or incubator, and/or commercializing academic research -- as well as those mentoring, teaching, or coaching any of the above.

Goals of the symposium

-To provide a forum for professional development for a growing group of Canadian and American academic librarians from a variety of backgrounds and job descriptions engaged in entrepreneurship support

-To inspire and engage with innovation and thought leadership around librarian roles in entrepreneurship education, provided by practitioners in our field

-To advance the conversation around the library’s role in academic entrepreneurship in key areas including instruction, collections, research, programming, and outreach

Call for lightning talks

The Symposium invites proposal submissions for lightning talks by academic librarians engaged with this community. We welcome proposals that speak to your support of campus entrepreneurs and startups on a diverse range of topics, including outreach, programming, instruction, collections, and original research. We are not accepting proposals for keynote presentations this year.

Lightning talks are 7 minutes in length. Presenters will have opportunity for discussion during an audience Q&A.

Submissions can be made via the form below. The deadline for submissions is December 16, 2016. Decisions will be communicated in mid- to late January 2017.

The symposium will take place online using the WebEx platform. Presenters will have the opportunity to attend a training session on the platform in advance of the Symposium. Sessions will be recorded and made available to participants after the event. All copyright remains with the presenter(s).

Please direct any questions regarding submissions not addressed here to