Saturday, April 30, 2011

CFP - Practical Academic Librarianship

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

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. Our current issues can be accessed at

The Journal publishes two 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

Authors need to register at with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in ( and begin the 5 step process.
Warmest regards,
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

CFP - FRBR Family of Models

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to The FRBR Family of Models. Since 1998 when Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. A special issue of CCQ in 2004 edited by Patrick LeBeouf was titled FRBR: Hype, or Cure‐All? and included papers exploring the origins and extension of FRBR, as well as a survey of specific applications.

Submissions to the present volume should address an aspect related to the extended family of FRBR models, dialogues between the FRBR Family and other modeling technologies, and/or any specific applications of the FRBR family.

Ideas may include any of the following topics:

* Analysis of FRAD or FRSAD

* Interrelationships between FRAD, FRBR, FRSAD

* Modelling of aggregates.

* Applications of FRBR and family

* Analysis or comparisons of RDA, REICAT and other codes based on FRBR entities and relationships

* FRBRoo and its extensions, or applications

* The FRBR/CRM Dialogue

* Wider acceptance of FRBR in applications

Or any other topic that addresses the FRBR Family.

Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by May 31, 2011 to the guest editor, Richard Smiraglia ( Decisions will be communicated to contributors no later than June 24, 2011. Delivery date of manuscripts for peer‐review: [October 1, 2011]. Each article should be in the range of 5,000‐8,000 words. Instructions for authors can be found at

Acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee publication. All manuscript submissions will be subject to double‐blind peer‐review. Publication is scheduled for CCQ vol. 50 in 2012.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is dedicated to gathering and sharing information in the field of bibliographic organization. This highly respected journal considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, use, and usability of bibliographic records and catalogs, including the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic data in catalogs and discovery tools. The journal welcomes papers of practical application as well as scholarly research. All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Once published, papers are widely available through Taylor & Francis' Informaworld database and other outlets.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CFP - Emerging Technologies Summit

Save the Date and Request for Proposals:

2011 Mississippi State University Libraries Emerging Technologies Summit
Friday, August 12, 2011

Sponsored by Mississippi State University Libraries

Keynote: Aaron Schmidt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, DC Public Libraries

The 2011 MSU Libraries Emerging Technologies Summit is accepting proposals for Steal-this-Idea speakers and poster sessions. The Steal-this-Idea sessions will be one-hour in length, including time for discussion. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that share their own experiences applying social media and emerging technologies in academic libraries. Potential topics include mobile applications, e-books and e-readers, social media, cloud computing, campus outreach, augmented reality, and assessment strategies. Please submit 150-200 word summaries for speaker or poster sessions by filling out the application located here: Proposal submissions must be received by May 27th in order to be considered.

Registration begins June 11, 2011, and you can find out more by visiting the Summit website: or by following the Summit Twitter account @msu_ets.

Please forward this email to anyone you think would be interested.

Thank you,

Amanda Clay Powers
Chair, MSU Libraries Emerging Technologies Summit
Mississippi State University Libraries

Deborah Lee, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Library Instructional Services
Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Mississippi State University
Twitter: deb07

Online workshop- Digital Library Systems and Applications

Do you need to learn the fundamental skills necessary to create and
sustain interoperable digital projects? The Texas State Library and
Archives Commission and Amigos Library
Services have developed an online training
series to help you get started. Our workshop series is based on the
"Digital Library Environment
" workshop series
from the Library of Congress; further development of this series was
made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library
Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The next workshop in the series is "Digital Library Systems and
353> ." This workshop provides information about evaluating, adapting,
and developing systems and applications for born-digital and digitized
material. The workshop explores the following topics:

* User-Centered Design: Functional Requirements, Use Cases, and
* Components of Digital Collections: Collections Objects, Object
Metadata, and System Models
* Workflows: Creating, Acquiring, Administering, Accessing, and
Disposing of Data
* Interoperability: Protocols, standards, and transformations

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, students will be able to:

* Identify digital library design and development processes
* Understand the relationships between data/metadata and system
* Design staff workflows for using digital library systems
* Describe methods to reuse components of digital collections in
alternative systems to meet user needs

The instructors for the course are Bill Walker, Imaging Services Field
Officer at Amigos, and Danielle Cunniff Plumer, coordinator of the Texas
Heritage Online program at the Texas State Library and Archives

The cost for each 8-hour online workshop is $250. For more information
or to register, click on the links below or visit

Digital Project Planning and Management Basics
4/18-21 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Digital Library Systems and Applications
5/3-6 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Metadata Standards and Crosswalks
5/31-6/3 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design
6/14-17 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Danielle Cunniff Plumer
Coordinator, Texas Heritage Online
Texas State Library & Archives Commission
512.463.5852 (phone) / 512.936.2306 (fax)

Conference - JPEG 2000 Summit

JPEG 2000 Summit

May 12-13, 2011

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Register here: Registration deadline: May 5, 2011

The Library of Congress will host a JPEG 2000 Summit on May 12-13, 2011. This program is being sponsored by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative and supported by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDDIIPP).

The objective is to bring together JPEG 2000 users, developers, and other interested parties for two days of education, information sharing, discussion and planning related to the current state of JPEG 2000 in the cultural heritage community. The meeting is aimed at members of non-profit and Federal institutions engaged in digitizing cultural heritage materials.

The summit will include an international group of experts and representatives from institutions currently employing JPEG 2000 or researching the benefits/risks of using it as part of their workflow.

The program starts with a half-day tutorial on JPEG 2000 on the morning of the first day, followed by two sessions of presentations. The program will conclude on the afternoon of the second day with a small invitation-only working session to identify key objectives and collaborations for broadening the understanding and use of the technology.

**There is no fee to attend, but registration is required due to limited seating. Participants may register for the tutorial, for the presentation sessions, or for both.

For more information and to register, click here:

Carla Miller

Administrative Specialist

Office of Strategic Initiatives

Integration Management

Library of Congress

202-707-0601 (direct)

Monday, April 25, 2011

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
30(4). The submission deadline is June 6, 2011.

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:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And the following areas of focus:
publishing trends
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:

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Webcast - Open Digital University

eCornucopia 2011—The Open Digital University

The third annual conference at Oakland University will examine specific
examples about how openness is implemented in higher education and the
importance of increasing the transparency and accessibility of knowledge. We
will offer three tracks, Open Education (open educational resources), Open
Access (library journals) and Open Source (open computer code and
ramifications) , to further explore this topic as it relates to faculty,
librarians and instructional technologists respectively.

Our keynote speaker is Ray Schroeder, Professor Emeritus of Communication, and
founding director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at
the University of Illinois at Springfield. He will speak about The Open Future
of Higher Education.

Conference details:

* Thursday May 26, 2011
* 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
* Oakland Room in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester,
* Includes continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.

Registration now open!

Attend in person or online via Elluminate.

View the conference information and register at: or

For questions, contact Diane Underwood at or 248-370-3661

CFP - Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship

Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship

Assessment and outcomes evaluation has become increasingly important in librarianship. Although initially used mostly in educational contexts to measure student learning, the strategy has migrated to other contexts such as hiring and employee development, overall organizational and institutional successes, measuring the outcomes of projects and operational changes, and self assessment at the personal level. This growing emphasis is in part is due to increasingly stringent requirements of government agencies and to foundations and funding agencies wanting to ensure that their funds are used effectively to improve services and operations. In addition, the current economic climate and retrenchments in non-profit agencies such as colleges, university and public libraries, have raised the need for assessment and outcomes evaluation to a critical level.

This volume of Advances in Librarianship will focus not on the how of doing them, but rather on their successes and failures in various contexts in which these tools have been and will be used. Topics of interest for proposed chapters about assessment and outcomes evaluation can include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Outcomes evaluation and assessment cases and applications in all settings such as education for librarianship, libraries and other information services analyzing their impact, results and effectiveness;

· Models or case studies specifically developed or adapted to accommodate digital environments;

· Studies and research of their usage in various contexts such as library and information science operations;

· Usage in special and on-going funding requests to governments, foundations and other funding sources;

· Assessment cases or models used in developing software, searching tools, and other electronic applications such as social media;

· Self assessment cases used by employers of librarians and library and information faculty members;

· Use of outcomes evaluation and assessment in hiring and promotion in libraries;

· Studies of the successes of using outcomes evaluation and assessment in tenure decisions in teaching environments;

· Assessment from within and without the library, viz. the virtual library and digital services within the physical library;

· The role of end users in assessment and outcomes evaluation undertakings;

· Views on how to keep assessment and outcomes evaluation dynamic and relevant in times of rapid change;

· Best practices in using assessment and outcomes evaluation which are both quantitative and qualitative;

· Exploration of the relationships between research and assessment;

· The extent to which rubrics used in measuring outcomes and assessment have been and are being standardized;

· Community needs assessments as part of, or prequels to, strategic planning for collections, spaces and services in all types of libraries;

· The impact of assessment on changes in the fields of library and information science.

Please submit chapter proposals by the end of July 2011 to series editor Anne Woodsworth: . Beginning with volume 35, W. David Penniman wil become co-editor of the series.

Author guidelines and further information on the Advances in Librarianship series can be found on the website at:

Questions or comments should be addressed to the Editor and submitted via e-mail to: Schedule of due dates:

Proposal outlines: July 31, 2011

First drafts: December 1, 2011

Revised drafts: March 1, 2012

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CFP - American Association of School Librarians

AASL at ALA 2012 Annual Conference

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposal submissions for 1-1/2 hour concurrent sessions or half- to full-day preconference professional development programs to be held during the American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Annual Conference, June 21-26, 2012, in Anaheim, CA. The submissions deadline is 5:00pm CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Be a part of this exciting professional development event - join other school librarians and share your expertise in this national forum showcase of best practices, developments, and ideas on the future of school libraries.

How to Submit Your Proposal

* Access the Proposal Submission Form external icon and fill it out completely. Faxed or mailed submissions will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

Proposals must include the following:

* Complete contact information for all speakers. Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the Program Chair and the main contact for the presentation.
* Presentation title
* Specify program length - concurrent session (1-1/2 hours) or a preconference (half- or full-day).
* Program outline - the outline should be approximately 300 words or less and should outline the main points of the program, its relevance to attendees, and how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise in your session.
* Program description - please include up to 3 learning objectives.
* Support of the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Please explain how your program would support one or all of these.

Selection Criteria

Submissions will evaluated for clarity, originality and timeliness. Special attention will be given to submissions that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:

* Demonstrates innovative thinking and/or new perspectives
* Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology
* Incorporates at least one active hands-on learning exercise
* Design includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles
* Demonstrates how learning outcomes will be achieved
* Supports the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs

Notifications will be issued on or before Friday, July 15, 2011.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Jacobsen.



In this new century governments of developing countries are expanding their school systems, academic institutions, and public library service; interest in all aspects of library management is universal. Authors and editors are sought to produce books with new ideas, services, and technologies for managing libraries.

If interested please prepare a proposal for review by the LU editorial committee. This proposal should include a tentative title, up to one page describing the intent of the book and a current resume. Authors, for prefaces and forewords, and editors, for chapters, are encouraged to seek and recruit authors from other countries. If wishing consideration as chapter authors please send a topic and a current resume. For further information consult the web site click on Libraries Unlimited, scroll to “Become an Author”. Click on new releases see “Best Practices for Corporate Libraries” edited by Kelsey and Porter for an example as described here.

Series editor: Gerard McCabe:

Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library

Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library

Book Publisher: American Library Association

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS

Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011

Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian librarians who've worked with visual and performing artists to bring the arts into libraries to keep them vibrant community cultural centers. Innovative public, school, librarians who have encouraged painters, photographers, musicians, writers, and other creative talent of various ages.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-4,000 words written by one or up to three co-authors. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Possible topics: community programs and outreach, working with students, security and legal concerns, using the media, open houses, readings and book launches, displays, collaborations with community groups, workshops, grants.

To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by April 24, 2011 with a brief bio. Kindly place, ARTS/Your Name, on the subject line to:

CFP - Ohio ACRL conference

ALAO will accept “late” proposals (presentations or posters) through Friday, May 6, 2011. Late proposals will not be penalized.

ALAO 37th Annual Conference (Ohio’s chapter of ACRL)

Call for Proposals

Theme: “Constant Change, Constant Opportunity”

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) *37th Annual Conference*

Date: November 4th, 2011

(Pre-conference on Nov. 3rd)

Location: Hilton Toledo Hotel, Toledo, Ohio

Keynote speaker: Steven J. Bell

* "Presentations" may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research, or panel discussions.

* "Spotlight sessions" can be “lightning round” style programs, multimedia slides, or other presentation techniques that cover a subject or issue that can be dealt with in a 25-minute time frame.

* Poster sessions should embrace the conference theme and present original ideas, innovative solutions to problems, library-related projects, or creative approaches to dealing with change in today’s academic libraries.

* Presenter Grants are also available for library support staff and library students. Applications for these will also be accepted through Friday, May 6th.

Katie Gibson – Presentations and Spotlight Sessions proposals:


Masha Misco – Poster Session proposals:


CFP - New Directions in Information Organization

Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series
Book Editors:
Dr. Jung-ran Park, Assistant Professor, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA
Dr. Lynne C. Howarth, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011

Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2011


New information standards and digital library technologies are being developed at a rapid pace as diverse communities of practice seek new ways to organize massive quantities of digital resources. Today's environment creates an increased demand for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice in information organization. New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Drs. Jung-ran Park and Lynne Howarth, seeks to provide a better understanding of future directions, leading edge theories, and models for research and practice in information organization. This book also seeks to provide readers with the current state of the digital information revolution with associated opportunities and challenges to information organization.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: new generation library catalogs, Resource Description and Access (RDA), classification systems and/or theory, metadata standards and/or applications, semi-automatic metadata generation and management, Semantic Web, linked data, social tagging, markup language (e.g., XML), Web 2.0 modules and social networking in relation to information organization and user access, information architecture, and open access.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by April 30, 2011 detailing the background and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal. Full chapters (7500-9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on May 1, 2012.

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the book editors:
Dr. Jung-ran Park -

Dr. Lynne C. Howarth

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Internship - OhioNet

Do you like technology? Looking for some “real-world” library experience?

If so, then consider coming to work with us here at OHIONET! As one of the premier library service organizations in the state of Ohio, we have an exciting summer opportunity for an intern at our offices in Columbus.

This paid internship will give you direct, “hands-on” experience with many facets of library technology! Working alongside our experienced team of technologists and system administrators, you will have the opportunity to learn and be responsible for tasks such as:

* ILS troubleshooting and support
* Web development (php, html, perl)
* Digitization project management
* System administration and Linux server management
* Other projects as needed.

Some specific things we are looking for (or be nice to have) include:

* Library systems experience (ILS, clients-servers)
* Linux experience (Both console and GUI)
* Working towards your MLIS
* Good work ethic
* Willingness to learn
* Curiosity about technology

While we are currently are looking for a summer internship (to start on or around June 1), the possibilities do exist for a longer term internship and/or part-time, full-time work for the right person. Other benefits include the possibility of working remotely and a hardware “technology” allowance to help you help us!

Interested--Does this sound like you? Let’s talk! Check us out at and then send an email to: Tony Bandy,

Deadline to Apply: May 16

Friday, April 15, 2011

CFP - Art Libraries Society

Proposals for Papers and Workshops in English are now being accepted for Colouring Outside the Lines: The 40th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to be held March 29-April 2, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. The Program Co-Chairs welcome submissions from librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners and others. The submission deadline is May 15, 2011.

Conference Theme

As a metaphor for creative thinking, “colouring outside the lines” suggests openness to change, willingness to risk, confidence to lead, and courage to reaffirm values and traditions. As a programmatic framework, it enables a focus on professional excellence from diverse viewpoints, sharing knowledge, celebrating innovation, exploring alternate formats, and promoting collaboration. It provides opportunities to showcase creative thinkers from community-based arts organizations in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Further information on thematic areas for papers and suggested topics for workshops can be found within the detailed online forms.

Conference website:

Call for Papers:

Call for Workshops:

In October 2011 we will issue another Call for Poster Sessions, Moderators, and User Group/Special Interest Group Meetings.

We hope you will consider participating in our conference.

If you have any questions, contact the Toronto 2012 Program Co-Chairs

Jill Patrick, University Librarian & Director of Library Services, OCAD University

Stephanie Frontz, Art Librarian and Head of the Art/Music Library, University of Rochester

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Internship - Digital Curation Services

Digital Curation Services - University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville VA

The University of Virginia Library, a leader in the development of digital library initiatives and infrastructure and recognized for the strength and variety of its special collections, is excited to offer an eight-week summer internship to provide a graduate student with practical experience in both areas.

One of the primary caretakers responsible for the transformation of the Library's rare and unique materials to digital formats, as well as the stewardship of these images, Digital Curation Services, comprised of eight staff members and twenty student employees, oversees several grants, multiple donor projects, user requests from faculty and students, and its own library collection building practices. In order to enhance researchers’ access to UVa’s rare manuscript collections, Digitization Services, a unit within Digital Curation Services, has recently undertaken the digitization of several thousand collection guides created by the Special Collections department over the last 70 years.

In the next phase of this digitization project, the guides - scanned, keyboarded, and marked up in EAD - will require quality assurance and preparation for inclusion in the UVa digital repository. Working with Digital Curation Services’ staff, the metadata intern will be involved in assessment of the returned EAD, metadata standardization, working with the physical collections to resolve discrepancies, and collaboration in planning for the migration of the guides into the digital repository. The intern will also have responsibility for creating both documentation and processing instructions for use by student employees.

This internship would be ideal for an MLS student looking for experience in working in a university research library, and will provide the opportunity to work closely with UVa manuscript collections. Upon completion, the intern will have become familiar with XML and the metadata mapping process, and will be skilled in applying EAD and MODS metadata. This 35hr/week, eight-week internship provides a stipend of $5,000.


* Applicants must currently be enrolled as a graduate student in good standing in an ALA- accredited master’s program in library and information studies.
* Applicants must commit to 8 weeks of full-time onsite service (35 hours/week).
* Internship must be completed during the months of June, July and August.
* If not a U.S. citizen, applicants must have student or working visas.

Students interested in the internship should submit (via email) a letter of application stating their areas of proficiency and interest, a resume, a list of completed classes (unofficial transcript), and contact information for three references to Jocelyn Triplett, Project Manager and Production Coordinator, Digital Curation Services ( by May 1st, 2011.

Friday, April 8, 2011

CFP - Interactive Technologies Conference SALT

Interactive Technologies Conference SALT

August 17-19, 2011
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, public education and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest interactive technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.

Topics of interest include:

Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

* Using effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise
* Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies -- from laptops to tablet PCs to PDAs to smartphones
* Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility
* Utilization of Mobile Enterprise Servers
* Mobile Computing's Impact on Workforce Productivity
* Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems
* Low Cost Computers
* Wearable computing and networking
* User interfaces and systems design
* Mobile Authoring Tools

Knowledge Management Systems

* Learning Management Systems (LMS)
* Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)
* LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
* LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)
* Talent Management Systems
* E-Learning, E-Training and Executive Training
* Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement
* Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)
* Implementing/Managing the Knowledge Management System

Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement

* Online Games
* Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments
* Game-based Learning
* Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning
* Military Applications
* Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools
* Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations
* Simulation gaming for Management Training

New Technologies & the Marketplace

* Defining the Learning Marketplace
* Market Issues and Barriers
* Meeting Learner Goals and System Goals
* Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods
* Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity
* Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement
* Content and Technology Interoperability Issues
* Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)

Instructional Systems Design

* Blended Learning strategies
* Strategies to address remote learners
* Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning
* Authoring tools for the Web and their effectiveness
* Evaluation processes and assessment techniques
* ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement
* Prototyping in the development process
* Business cases for learning measurement
* Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

* Academic Professionals
* Chief Learning Officers
* Directors of E-Learning
* Directors of Training and Development
* E-learning Project Managers
* Military and Industrial Trainers
* Government Professionals and Managers
* Performance Support Professionals
* Managers of Training
* Management and Training Consultants
* Compliance Training Managers
* Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers
* Education/Training Facilitators
* Human Performance Technology Professionals
* Instructional Designers
* Instructional Systems Developers
* Curriculum Developers
* Content Developers
* E-Learning Developers
* Application Development Managers

Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion. A proceedings will be prepared and you should indicate whether you will provide a paper prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings. Abstract submissions should be received by March 23, 2011. If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by July 18, 2011 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright. Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee.

Be sure to include the author's name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT® conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT®. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email: The program schedule will consist the main conference presentation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 17-19.

Author's Information

Be sure to include the author's name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT® web site.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 23, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2011

Submission of Papers Due: July 18, 2011

Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2011

To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.

The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions.

Society for Applied Learning Technology

50 Culpeper Street

Warrenton, Va 20186

Ph: (540) 347-0055 Fax: (540) 349-3169 Web:

CFP - New Directions in Information Organization

New Directions in Information Organization


Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series

Book Editors:

Dr. Jung-ran Park, Assistant Professor, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA

Dr. Lynne C. Howarth, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2011


New information standards and digital library technologies are being developed at a rapid pace as diverse communities of practice seek new ways to organize massive quantities of digital resources. Today's environment creates an increased demand for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice in information organization. New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Drs. Jung-ran Park and Lynne Howarth, seeks to provide a better understanding of future directions, leading edge theories, and models for research and practice in information organization. This book also seeks to provide readers with the current state of the digital information revolution with associated opportunities and challenges to information organization.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: new generation library catalogs, Resource Description and Access (RDA), classification systems and/or theory, metadata standards and/or applications, semi-automatic metadata generation and management, Semantic Web, linked data, social tagging, markup language (e.g., XML), Web 2.0 modules and social networking in relation to information organization and user access, information architecture, and open access.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by April 30, 2011 detailing the background and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal. Full chapters (7500-9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on May 1, 2012.

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the book editors:

Dr. Jung-ran Park -

Dr. Lynne C. Howarth

CFP - Catholic Library World

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions. CLW will not publish material that is pejorative to any religion.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

Submission deadline: Submissions are ongoing.

For more information, please visit this website:

Send submissions and queries to:

Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor,

CFP - Recent Developments in the Design, Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries


Proposal Submission Deadline: April 16, 2011

Recent Developments in the Design, Construction and Evaluation of Digital Libraries

A book edited by Dr. Colleen Cool and Dr. Kwong Bor Ng

Queens College, City University of New York


Over the past two decades there has been an evolutionary change in the world of libraries from mostly print based collections to today’s current environment in which the phrase digital library is no longer new, but rather, is synonymous with library itself. Scholars and practicing librarians continually grapple with issues and challenges as the digital library continues to evolve and change the library landscape. Chapters in this volume will address recent developments in the design, construction and evaluation of digital libraries in a variety of library environments. Emphasis will be on practical strategies and lessons learned from real world case studies. A context for understanding current trends will be created by an introductory historical framework that discusses the evolution of digital libraries and a unifying framework that looks at digital library users, content and evaluation. Authors will include academics and practicing professionals, with strong representation from the international community.


This volume will include the diverse writings of designers, content builders and evaluation specialists in the digital libraries arena, in order that scholars and practitioners have a unified and better understanding of this multifaceted topic area. This work will inform both theory and practice, with the following objectives:

• Presenting a critical analysis of the subject to assist faculty and practicing librarians;

• Presenting case studies displaying innovation and creative use of technology in libraries in and outside of the United States?

• Bringing to the attention of scholars and practitioners the global perspectives on digital libraries represented in these practical case studies;

• Synthesizing current approaches to the evaluation of digital libraries, from both user and system oriented approaches;

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of digital libraries and electronic archives. Moreover, this book will provide faculty and graduate students in LIS programs a thorough and comprehensive reference for teaching and learning of the growing area of digital librarianship.

Recommended topics discussed in the case studies include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Competing concepts of the digital library

• Essential components of a digital library

• Evaluation metrics and library services of digital library

• Approaches to user-centered digital library design, lessons learned and challenges ahead

• For whom are digital libraries being created, and for what purpose?

• Digital libraries for Individuals, Communities and Societies

• Digital collection building, collection development policy and content management

• Techniques for creating collections

• Traditional and novel methods for evaluating digital libraries from system-oriented and user-centric perspectives

• Library services in digital library environments

• Changes and future challenges in digital librarianship

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 21, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the objective and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 1, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (7000+ words) are expected to be submitted by Aug 16, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, publisher of the “Information Science Reference”, as part of the book series, Advances in Library Information Science (ALIS), edited by Mirela Roncevic. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Proposals for chapters should be sent to both:

Colleen Cool:

Kwong bor Ng:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Internship - NYC Environmental Protection

NYC Environmental Protection – Summer 2011 Internships

Repository Description: The DEP Archives is responsible for historical records documenting the development and operation of New York City’s immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of the NYC water supply system.

The Archives’ records span over 175 years and include engineering/architectural drawings, photography, and administrative records such as central subject files, progress reports, and engineering computations. The collection includes 750 flat file drawers of drawings, an additional 320 tubes of rolled drawings, upwards of 30,000 photographs and over 5,000 cubic feet of boxed records.

Job Description: This is a great opportunity to work with vitally important archival records and to gain real-world knowledge of managing records in local government. Tremendous progress has been made since DEP initiated a formal Archives clean-up project in 2001. However there are still large bodies of material that need detailed inventories in order to make these unique records accessible.

Projects will depend on the intern’s skill sets and interests but will primarily focus on inventorying drawings, photography or boxed records. Other job responsibilities include digitizing/copying collections, conducting research for user requests and assisting the Archives’ staff with other administrative, archival and records management tasks as needed.

Qualifications: Candidates must be enrolled or recently graduated from a college/university program in a related field (Library Science, History, etc.) to be eligible. Must be motivated, flexible and have a genuine interest in archives, local history, architecture/engineering, or related. Interns must be detail-oriented, have excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to work independently. Must be computer literate: MS Excel is required, Adobe Photoshop and MS Access desirable. Interns must be able to lift/move 25-40 pound boxes.

Compensation: Internships are unpaid and run from June 2011 – August 2011. A minimum commitment of 2 days per week/150 hours total is required.

Location: The Archives is located on the east side of Manhattan.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter with your availability and two references by email to:

For more information about NYC Environmental Protection please visit our website at or our Facebook page at

Free workshop- Environmental Management for Collecting Institutions

This program is being offered FREE of charge!

Environmental Management for Collecting Institutions
Presented by Delaware Division of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services*

In partnership with Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Delaware Public Archives, the University of Delaware's Museum Studies Program, the Delaware Museum Association, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the Delaware Disaster Assistance Team, and LYRASIS.

Dover, DE - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

About the Program
Delaware's museum and library collections are at risk, as nearly 190 million historical items* have become endangered. Creating stable environmental conditions is the most significant step an institution can take for the long-term preservation of the collections materials under its stewardship. While most preservation actions affect single items or groups of items, environmental conditions affect entire collections.

Though providing stable environmental conditions is a goal for most archives, museums, and libraries, in actuality it can be very difficult to achieve ideal specifications. In addition to economic limitations faced by many institutions, collections are often housed in historic structures, in buildings with aging systems, or in structures whose designs make environmental management difficult.

This one-day program will explore new approaches to controlling environmental conditions in cultural institutions. Leading experts in the field will present physically and financially feasible environmental control strategies to help institutions preserve collections materials for the long-term.

* The Collections Environment
* Understanding the Building/Climate Relationship
* New Approaches and Best Practices for Environmental Control
* Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis

This program is intended for staff of cultural heritage organizations responsible for monitoring and managing environmental conditions for collections, including registrars, facilities managers, archivists, librarians, curators, collections managers, and stewards of historic house museums.

*A Public Trust Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America's Collections, IMLS

Wendy Jessup, President and Conservator
Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc.

sponsored by Preservation Delaware

Michael Henry, Principal
Watson & Henry Associates

Richard L. Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation
Shelburne Museum

James Reilly, Director
Image Permanence Institute

Location & Times
Wilmington University
3282 North DuPont Highway, Building 1
Dover, DE 19901

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Breakfast Session 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Main Program 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Information
Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Free online registration & additional information are available at
Register today as spaces are limited!

* Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge.
* Pre-registration for breakfast session is requested.
* If you have special needs, please contact Sonja Brown at or (302) 739-4748 ext. 5120, no later than one week prior to the program.

QUESTIONS? Contact Sonja Brown at: or (302) 739-4748 ext. 5120

This program was made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23RD STREET
t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Conference - Permanence Matters

“Permanence Matters” An inaugural conference at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. May 10, 2011

Johns Hopkins University

Sheridan Libraries

Hodson Hall Auditorium

Room 110

3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

Registration is now open for “Permanence Matters”, May 10, 2011, the inaugural conference on Topics in Book Permanence. The conference is sponsored by Department of Conservation and Preservation, and the Heritage Science for Conservation project at The Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, Glatfelter Paper, and the Conservation Center of Art and Historic Artifacts. Please visit the following links for further information and registration.

This one-day inaugural conference will discuss the history of permanent paper; the science of paper and its degradation; trends in paper manufacturing, printing and publishing; and the continuing need for permanent paper for users and heritage collections.


The History of Permanent Paper

The State and Future Trends of Paper Manufacturing

The Science of Paper and Heritage Collections

When Permanence Matters for Users

The Limits of Digital Options

Panel Sessions and Q&A sessions

Sonja Jordan-Mowery

Joseph Ruzicka and Marie Ruzicka Feldman

Director for Conservation and Preservation

Johns Hopkins University

Sheridan Libraries

3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

phone: 410-516-4383


Monday, April 4, 2011

Free webinar - OpenSim: A New Alternative to Second Life

Join us for the next webinar in our TeachU series:

OpenSim: A New Alternative to Second Life
Date: April 26, 2011; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., EDT

This session will give an overview of OpenSim, an open source multi-platform, multi-user 3D application server that can be used as an alternative to Second Life. For campuses looking to develop a simulated "world" for teaching and learning, or for those looking for an alternative to Second Life.

Presenter: Chris Colllins (SL: Fleep Tuque), The University of Cincinnati

TeachU webinars are:
- Hour-long interactive web presentations
- Focusing on emerging technologies and pedagogies for teaching, assessments, and student success
- Free!
- Conducted using Adobe Connect conferencing software, all you need is a computer and the internet.

TeachU also has a new home on the web at where you can find the upcoming schedule and access to archives of past presentations.

For registration and the full schedule visit the TeachU web site at:

Questions? Contact Nancy Ragias at 614-485-6746 or

Sunday, April 3, 2011

CFP - Special Interest Group on Health Informatics


Abstract submission deadline: May 23, 2011 11:59pm EST
Paper submission deadline: May 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2011 11:59pm EST


IHI 2011 is the main conference of the newly formed ACM Special Interest Group on Health Informatics (SIGHIT).

IHI 2011 is ACM's premier community forum concerned with the application of computer science principles, information science principles, information technology, and communication technology to address problems in healthcare, public health, and everyday wellness. The conference highlights the most novel technical contributions in computing-oriented health informatics and the related social and ethical implications. IHI 2011 will feature keynotes, a multi-track technical program including papers, demonstrations, and panels. New additions to the IHI 2011 program include tutorials and a doctoral consortium.

IHI 2011 serves as a venue for the discussion of innovative technical contributions highlighting end-to-end applications, systems, and technologies, even if available only in prototype form (e.g., a system is not deployed in production mode and/or evaluation may be performed by giving examples). We strongly encourage authors to submit their original contributions describing their algorithmic contributions, methodological contributions, and well-founded conjectures based on an application-oriented context. A paper does not have to be comprehensive and can focus on a single aspect of design, development, evaluation, or deployment.

Contributions in the realm of social and behavioral issues might include empirical studies of health-related information use and needs, socio-technical studies on the implementation and use of health information technology, studies on health informatics in the context of community impact and implications, studies on public policies on leveraging health informatics infrastructure, among others.


The conference will accept both regular and short papers.

Regular papers (6-10 pages in length) will describe more mature ideas, where a substantial amount of implementation, experimentation, or data collection and analysis will be described.

Short papers (1-5 pages) can be less formal and will describe innovative ideas where a less degree of validation and implementation have occurred.

All papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library. The list of conference topics is available at .

The best papers of IHI 2011 will also be considered for journal publication in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST).

IHI 2011 has three tracks: analytics, systems, and human factors.
" The analytics track focuses on data analysis.
" The systems track focuses on building health informatics systems (e.g., architecture, framework, design, engineering, and application).
" The human factors track focuses on understanding users or context, interface design, and user studies of health informatics applications.

When submitting a paper, the authors must select a track that they regard as the most appropriate one for their paper. Before the review process starts, the PC co-chairs will check each paper and make adjustment if necessary to ensure the submission will be reviewed in the correct track.

A subset of highly-ranked papers will have oral presentation slots. The other accepted papers, which are not selected for oral presentation, will be presented as posters.

Submitted papers must not have appeared in, or be under consideration for, another conference, workshop, journal, or other target of publication.


Demo paper submission deadline: May 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2011 11:59pm EST


A submission proposal includes a demo paper and can optionally include a demo video, whose URL should be referred to in the textual demo description for reviewers to take into consideration when analyzing the submission. Note that the demo paper should differ from regular papers in several important aspects.
(1) it should clearly describe the overall architecture of the system or technology demonstrated.
(2) the paper should put great emphasis on the motivation of the work, on the applications of the presented system or technology, and on the novelty of the work.
(3) the proposal should clearly describe the demo scenario. In particular, it should describe how the demo audience can interact with the demo system, to better understand the underlying technology.
A list of IHI areas/topics can be found in the Call for Papers.

For demos running over the web, a back-up scenario should be described, in case connectivity is limited at the demo venue.

The notification for acceptance of demo papers is the same as that for regular papers. Accepted demo proposals will appear in the final proceedings and in ACM digital library.



Doctoral consortium submission deadline: May 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2011 11:59pm EST


The doctorial consortium is expected to offer a supportive learning opportunity for doctoral students in two ways:
(1) as a poster presentation during a poster session of the IHI conference and
(2) as an article in the SIGHIT Record, the newsletter of SIGHIT ().
Extended abstracts will not appear in the IHI conference proceedings.

All extended abstract submissions for the doctoral consortium will be formally reviewed by the IHI Program Committee to ensure every accepted submission is appropriate for IHI.

The conference organizers will work on ensuring that the doctoral consortium is well attended and have a vibrant discussion environment.



Extended abstract submission deadline: August 8, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2011 11:59pm EST


The non-refereed extended abstract track offers an opportunity for health informatics practitioners and researchers to present their work in progress in two ways:
(1) as a poster presentation at the IHI conference and;
(2) as an article in the SIGHIT Record, the newsletter of SIGHIT ().
Extended abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.

Although the non-refereed extended abstract submissions will not be formally reviewed, the IHI 2011 conference organizers will read all of the submissions to ensure every accepted submission is appropriate for IHI.

The conference organizers will work on ensuring that poster sessions are well attended and have a vibrant discussion environment.


Panel proposal submission deadline: May 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2011 11:59pm EST


Panel proposals are expected to address new, exciting, and controversial issues on computing-oriented health informatics and appeal to IHI 2011 attendees with various health informatics-related expertise. The proposed panel should be provocative, insightful, and informative. A mix of industry, government, and academic panel members is encouraged.

A panel typically includes approximately 4 panelists and a chair who serves as the moderator. The 90-minute panel should provide a balance between panelists' presentations/debate and audience interactions/discussions.

Panelists must make a commitment to participate. If for any reason, one panelist cannot attend the panel, the panel chair must first obtain the approval of the conference general/PC chairs before making another arrangement.

Panels will be featured prominently in the conference program.


Panel proposals will be reviewed by the PC Co-Chairs and the Conference Leadership, based on the IHI attendees' likely interest in them, the expertise of the chairs and the panelists, and the planned interactivity.



Tutorial proposal submission deadline: May 30, 2011 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2011 11:59pm EST
Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2011 11:59pm EST


Tutorials at IHI 2011 will be presented by domain experts to cover current topics directly relevant to the conference theme of computing-oriented health informatics (a list of IHI areas/topics can be found in the Call for Papers). Proposed tutorials should be comprehensive, informative, and appealing to IHI 2011 attendees.

Each tutorial will be 120-minutes long. Tutorial instructors must make a commitment to prepare the tutorial materials (e.g., slides) that reflect the high quality standard of IHI.

Tutorials will be free to all IHI 2011 attendees, and tutorial instructors will receive free registration but not any financial aid from the conference.

All tutorials will be featured prominently in the conference program.


Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the PC Co-Chairs and the Conference Leadership, based on the IHI attendees' likely interest in them, the breadth and depth of the topic(s), the planned materials to be used, and the expertise and credential of the instructor.

CFP - Journal of Learning Spaces

Call for Submissions

The Journal of Learning Spaces is now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue.

The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces that examine higher education learning spaces in the context of space design, use, and management, as well as assessment, evaluation, and pedagogical practices. Please visit our Focus and Scope page for more information.

Research Manuscripts, Position Pieces, and Case Studies submissions are double-blind peer reviewed.

All submissions are due on or before June 30, 2010.

All submissions must be:

* Original, unpublished works not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
* Written in English.
* Formatted and referenced using the most current APA Style.
* Submitted as MS Word or RTF documents.
* Submitted through the Journal's web site. To submit, you must first register or log in as an Author with the journal, then follow the instructions to Start a New Submission.

Types of submissions sought:
Research manuscripts.
3,000-5,000 words, including bibliography.
Research manuscripts present and describe original, primary research (broadly defined) on topics of current importance that may impact learning space research and practice in higher education. Manuscripts provide clear and complete methodology and include all necessary figures, tables, and illustrations. See additional formatting requirements below.

Position pieces.
1,500-2,500 words, including bibliography.
Position pieces are essays intended to inform readers of, or to stimulate discussion about, significant issues in current learning space research and practices in higher education. Position pieces may be primary or secondary research and will provide complete references. See additional formatting requirements below.

Case studies.
1,500-2,500 words.
Case studies describe mature projects and programs that provide or demonstrate innovative or instructive learning space designs, programs, or practices in higher education. Case studies dealing with pedagogy, assessment, or unique partnerships and collaborations will receive greatest preference. See additional formatting requirements below.

Book reviews.
1,000-1,500 words.
Book reviews provide concise summaries and evaluations of current (published within the last 12 months) books related to learning space research or practices in higher education. Book review authors select and procure books to review, based on their professional perception of the book's real or potential impact or relevance to current research and practice. See additional formatting requirements below.
Formatting Requirements

All submissions should be double-spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides. Number pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words.

Authors are strongly encouraged to include relevant, hi-resolution images in their submissions. Image files should be:

* 300 dpi or higher
* Minimum of 600 x 800
* JPEG, TIFF, or PSD format only
* Submitted as separate files, not embedded in the manuscript files

Authors are strongly encouraged to include relevant hyperlinks throughout their manuscript, taking full advantage of the Journal's online format.

Video and audio.
Submissions that incorporate supplemental video or audio files are welcome, but the manuscript must provide a simple or embedded link to remotely-stored video or audio files. The journal does not currently host or stream media files locally.

Tables and Figures. When submitting a manuscript, tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate files. A brief, descriptive title should appear above each table or figure, which corresponds with a like-titled placeholder within the manuscript. Clear legends and footnotes should also appear beneath tables

CFP - Access Services Conference

Access Services Conference 2011, Unlocking the 21st Century Library

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2011, Unlocking the 21st Century Library. This year's event will be held at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA from November 9-11, 2011.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Service in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest.

We invite program proposals from March 11 until 5pm, May 13, 2011. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

Customer Service Circulation
Interlibrary Loan
Consortia Agreements

Space Management
Stacks Maintenance
Student Workers Management
Current technology for access service enhancement

Program Proposal guidelines:
Please submit an abstract, 250 words or less, with the program title and your name. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by June 6, 2011. Go to to submit a proposal.

Please direct any questions to

Catherine Jannik Downey

Vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the Access Services Conference please contact

Denita Hampton

Colleen S. Harris

Head of Access Services & Assistant Professor

Lupton Library

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

615 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga TN 37403


CFP - Eastern CONTENTdm 2011 Users Group

Eastern CONTENTdm 2011 Users Group – Call for Proposals

Dates: Monday - Wednesday, August 1 - 3, 2011

Host: Towson University, Towson, MD

The Eastern CONTENTdm Users Group Planning Committee is accepting proposals to present a pre-conference workshop, conference talks, and/or panel discussions at its 2011 Annual Meeting being held this August 1-3, 2011 at Towson University in Towson, MD. Please consider participating as a speaker or part of a panel discussion. Proposals are due by Monday, April 18, 2011.

More information about the conference is available on its website,

Preconference Workshop

A three hour workshop on one topic for advanced CONTENTdm users. Size of workshop will be approximately 12 students. We are looking for one advanced workshop only (a trainer is already lined up for a basic CONTENTdm workshop).

Conference Talks

Talks will be 1 hour programs with a 45 minute presentation and 15 minute question & answer session. Proposals may be submitted for an individual or group presentation.

Panel discussions

Discussions will feature 3-4 people discussing a similar topic with each speaker getting about 15 minutes to speak followed by a group discussion.

Suggested topics for both talks and panel discussions include but are not limited to:

· Metadata

· Project Planning

· Project Management (workflow, staffing/human resources, etc.)

· User statistics and assessment

· Using CONTENTdm in a consortial environment

· Hosted vs. non-hosted CONTENTdm sites

· Using CONTENTdm with limited resources

· The move to version 6

Please submit proposals or questions to Kevin Clair at The proposal deadline is Monday, April 18, 2011.

To submit proposal(s) please provide the following information:

· Contact information

· Name

· Institution

· Address

· City/State/Zip

· Phone

· Fax

· Email

· Program Title

· Type of program (Talk or Panel Discussion)

· Expected Outcomes

· Target Level of Audience (user): Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Joyce L. Rambo

Reference & Digital Collections Librarian


State University Plaza

Albany, NY 12246

(800) 342-3353, ext. 3052

(518)443-5444, ext. 3052

Fax: (518) 432-4346

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Free webinar - Advocate for your Collections

Advocate for your Collections

Our collections are one of our greatest assets and their long term viability
and accessibility should be one of our top priorities. Join LYRASIS Digital &
Preservation Services April 27 2011 at 12pm ET for a free 1 hour lunch and
learn webinar to discuss the ways in which we can advocate for our collections
and their care, as well as ways to highlight the activities you are already
doing to care for your collections.

Join us:

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US &

Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.

Here is the link for Advocate for you Collections.

Users may login as a guest.

Some things to remember:

1. Before the class, you may run a test on your computer by clicking here.

2. A microphone or headset is completely optional (text chat is available).

CFP - Code4Lib Journal

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 14th issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 14th issue, which is scheduled for publication
in late July 2011, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to
by Friday, April 22, 2011. 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
* 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 13 issues
published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 14th issue, please send proposals,
abstracts, or draft articles to no later than
Friday, April 22, 2011.

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

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee
Tod Olson
Systems Librarian
University of Chicago Library

Workshops - Copyright

* Dates: April 18-29, 2011.
* Instructor: Michael Carroll, J.D., Professor of Law, Director,
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington
College of Law, American University.
* Fee: *see available discounts below

Description: Learn more about these two important movements and some of
the issues associated with copyright, licensing, and consumer use from a
founding member of Creative Commons and leading advocate for open access
over the Internet to the research that appears in scholarly and
scientific journals.

* Dates: May 16-27, 2011
* Instructor: Laura Gasaway, M.L.S., J.D.
* Fee: *see available discounts below

Description: This workshop will focus upon the Work for Hire doctrine
and will examine-and seek to clarify-some of the complex issues of
authorship and ownership surrounding works prepared by employees within
the scope of their employment and those works specially ordered or
commissioned for use in certain defined situations.


Fee: $200/250 (member/non-member). Free as certification elective.

~ Membership. Use your individual or institutional membership to save
20% today and on future courses along with a wealth of additional member

~ Certification. Register for a certification program and save up to %12
off individual course fees as a non member. Members save more. *New dates Added!

Workshop- PREMIS

Subject: PREMIS implementation event at Archiving 2011 (IS&T)

The PREMIS Editorial Committee will present a half day course on implementing PREMIS at the upcoming IS&T Archiving Conference. The course will take place between 1:15-5:30pm on Monday, May 16, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

T2C: Implementing PREMIS to Support Digital Preservation

May 16, 2011 1:15 – 5:30 PM

Instructors: Priscilla Caplan, Florida Center for Library Automation,

Rebecca Guenther, US Library of Congress

Kate Zwaard, US Government Printing Office

The course provides an overview of the status of the PREMIS Data Dictionary for

Preservation Metadata with a particular focus on implementation issues. PREMIS has

become the de-facto standard for metadata to support the long-term preservation of

digital objects. As PREMIS has matured in its development, practical use of the data

dictionary in repository systems has resulted in revisions and enhancements. This

course describes changes to the PREMIS Data Dictionary and data model; discusses

issues that institutions are confronting in implementing it; and shows tools for, and

case studies of, PREMIS implementation. Ample time will be given for discussion,

and participants are encouraged to contribute their experience in planning or executing

an implementation program.


This course enables the attendee to:

* Learn about the status of the development of this standard
* Understand the interoperability of PREMIS with other standards
* Define data model issues
* Illustrate some specific implementations of PREMIS in digital repositories
* Gain knowledge of the tools for creating and transforming PREMIS metadata
* Review controlled vocabularies in PREMIS
* Introduce the use of PREMIS as Linked Data

Intended audience:

Anyone involved in selecting, designing, planning, or implementing a preservation project or repository using preservation metadata. Basic knowledge of preservation metadata and PREMIS in particular is assumed.

More information about the conference is available at

Call for Papers: Trends Impacting Young Adult Services

Call for Papers: Trends Impacting Young Adult Services

The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association is seeking papers that address topics in YALSA’s Research Agenda (, as well as these areas of interest:

* How have changes in the overall population from a cross-cultural perspective affected services for young adults?
* How are library services for young adults impacted by the teen population’s embrace of social media?
* What do we know about the information-seeking behaviors and leisure reading needs of immigrant young adults?
* What role do the school and public library settings and/or librarians play in supporting effective communication between adults and adolescents?

One paper will be selected to be delivered at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association “Trends Impacting Young Adult Services” session sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents. The presenter will receive up to $1500 to defray travel and registration costs, and the paper will be published in a future issue of YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.

Membership in ALA/YALSA is not a requirement for submission.

We encourage all colleagues to take advantage of this opportunity. Complete information available at

Address questions to Committee Chair Mary Arnold

Apologies for cross-posting.

Stephanie D. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, McConnell Center/Conference
Convener, YALSA Intellectual Freedom Interest Group
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky
333 Little Library Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0224

Internship - Preservation

The UCLA Library Preservation Department is offering two internships for the summer of 2011.

Application deadline is April 29, 2011.

The visiting internship program offers capstone experiences to individuals enrolled in graduate preservation or conservation education and provides pre-program experiences to qualified students who are applying for Masters-level training in conservation.

Preservation Administration

The intern will work with the preservation officer to complete a project in one of the following areas: audit and assessment of the condition of a library collection, development of disaster response and business continuity plans, or review and quality control of a preservation process. The intern will work with staff and collections to collect data that guides preservation decisions and assists with project management. Typical projects include collection surveys, environmental monitoring, business continuity planning and review of materials for preservation contract services.

Conservation Treatment

This internship will provide experience to pre-program students for individuals planning to attend graduate level conservation programs. The internship will focus on conservation decision making, treatment and documentation for library and archival collections. The conservation intern will work under the supervision of the collections conservator to perform repair or make enclosures for materials selected from the collections. Relevant literature will be reviewed prior to conservation treatment and all projects will be documented.

About the UCLA Library Preservation Department

The UCLA Library Preservation Department supports the Library's mission to develop, organize, and preserve collections for optimal use. The Preservation Department provides stewardship for the intellectual record in the formats required by contemporary scholars and ensures the safekeeping of the artifacts that are entrusted to the UCLA Library. The Preservation Department includes the Library Conservation Center (LCC), a state-of-the-art conservation lab that provides conservation services collections in all units of the UCLA Library. The LCC is guided by the best current practices of the book and paper conservation field and the Code of Ethics of the American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic works.

For examples of preservation department activities, visit:

These internships are 75% FTE (30 hours/week) for an eight week period, with a flexible start date.

Interns will be hired as Limited Appointment employees, with a salary rate of $2,348/mo. (full-time rate) and will be eligible for UCLA Core level benefits.

Please submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Jacob Nadal

Preservation Officer

UCLA Library Preservation Department

Box 957230

11020 Kinross Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230

Application deadline is April 29, 2011

Webinar: Repository Metadata

ALCTS webinar: Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability

Date: April 13, 2011

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: This session will give an overview of some of the specific challenges in repository metadata including working with
both user submitted data and automated processes. The presentation will discuss how repository data may be searched and repurposed
and the fields that are needed for interoperability to work most effectively. Some relevant metadata schemes will be discussed.
The speaker will offer suggestions for ways to look at data from a variety of perspectives to ensure that it meets the
organization’s most critical needs.

Audience: Anyone with an interest in institutional repositories and the significance of metadata will find this webinar of

Presenter: Wendy Robertson, Digital Resources Librarian, is responsible for helping to expand support of electronic scholarship
and e-publishing, including supporting locally published e-journals and managing the institutional repository. Robertson performs
data analysis on digital collections related to batch loading, migrating from one system to another, and aggregating with other
information resources.

Wendy received a B.A. in History from Grinnell College in 1988, and an M.L.I.S. from The University of Iowa in 1992. She has
worked at The University of Iowa Libraries since 1988. Her previous work positions include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian
in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head, Serials Cataloger and Supervisor in Technical Services.

This is the second in a series of four webinars about institutional repositories to be offered between January and June 2011. The
webinars included in the IR series are:

January 26, 2011 - Copyright and Contracts: Moving Beyond Text in IRs
April 13, 2011 - Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability
May 11, 2011 - Engaging Your Campus in Utilizing Institutional Repositories, with Marianne Buehler
June 1, 2011 - Re-engineering the Institutional Repository to Engage Users, with Suzanne Bell and Nathan Sarr


To Register, complete the online registration form at for the session you
would like to attend.

Fees for individual sessions:

Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

Pricing for IR Series: (All 4 webinars)
Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $346 (save $50)
Individuals - ALCTS Members: $120 (save $36); Non-Members: $160 (save $36)
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext.
5034 or

Workshop- Oral history

17th Annual Legacy Oral History Workshop
Museum of Performance & Design, San Francisco
August 4-6, 2011

Learn how to plan, organize, and conduct fascinating interviews, use current
technologies to produce digital media projects, refine your editing skills, and
prepare oral history print texts for printing or publication.

The workshop is designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and
advanced students. Former workshop participants have included university
faculty, master’s and doctoral candidates, personal historians, historical
societies, library and museum staff, government and corporate employees, and
board and staff of nonprofits.

The three-day intensive is led by oral historians Jeff Friedman PhD and
Basya Petnick.

Please see our website for more complete information:

If you have questions or wish to request a registration form, please email or call 415-255-4800, ext. *823.