Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fellowship - Medical Library Association

Applications for the Donald A. B. Lindberg Fellowship due November 15, 2009

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for The Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to fund research aimed at expanding the research knowledgebase, linking the information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical research. The endowment will provide a $9,945 grant, awarded by MLA through a competitive grant process, to a qualified health sciences librarian, informatician, health professional, researcher, educator, or health administrator. Research in alignment with MLA's research agenda's top ranked research questions is preferred over other areas of research and is located at

An application and more information about the fellowship can be accessed at or by contacting Lisa C. Fried, MLA's Credentialing, Professional Recognition and Career Coordinator at

The awardee will be notified in late February 2010.

CFP - Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction

Have you discovered or developed imaginative games that motivate and engage learners in information literacy sessions? If so, we are writing to invite you to contribute your ideas to an edited book of games entitled Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction (Neal-Schuman, August 2010) for use in information literacy instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate college and university students. Each submission should be a game which can be included in a lesson on some aspect of information literacy.

Our definition of a game is "an artificially-constructed, competitive and, above all, FUN activity with specific goals, rules and constraints." Therefore, in order for your game to be considered for publication in this book, it must:

1) be enjoyable for both the instructor and his/her students.

2) involve competition.

3) have a goal or objective.

4) have rules and requirements for play.

5) involve an interactive dialog between the learner and instructional material.

6) be designed to support specific instructional objectives.

7) be a challenging activity that requires students to demonstrate information literacy skills.

Submissions can focus on any aspect of information literacy instruction, provided one or more of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education are addressed. Here are some suggestions:

· Ice-breakers

· Quick Introductory Library Orientation Sessions

· Physical and Virtual Structure of Libraries

· Organization of Library Materials (call numbers, classification systems, etc.)

· Searching Online Catalogs

· Identifying a Research Topic

· Developing a Thesis

· Monographic Literature

o Periodical Literature

o Popular

o Scholarly, Peer-reviewed

o Relevant, Subject-specific Databases

· Online Searching

o Subject vs. Keyword Searching

o Boolean Searching

· Internet Search Strategies

o Specific Tools

o Techniques

o Evaluating Quality and Authority

o Books

o Journal Articles

o Internet Materials

· Copyright

o Fair Use/Copyright Infringement

o Ethical Use of Information

o Correct Citation

· Big Picture or Synthesizing Games (For example, games that incorporate the full research process in a "performance-based, apply-your-information-literacy-skills" way.)

We are looking for proposals of 2 to 7 pages that include:

· Title of Game

· Rationale and Background

· Objectives

· IL Standards Addressed

· Audience (size, educational level)

· Time Required

· Materials and Equipment (including suggested prizes)

· Preparation

· Procedures

o Introduction and Motivation

o Game Play

o Closure

· Evaluation

o Student Assessment

o Self-evaluation

· Tips for Introducing Subject Faculty to IL Game

· Name, Title, College/University Affiliation, Publication History and Contact Information (including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) of Contributor

We would like to receive proposals by March 10, 2010.

Proposals and questions should be addressed to Theresa McDevitt,, or Kelly Heider .

CFP - "Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications"


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 14, 2009

"Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications"

A book edited by Dr. Apostolos Malatras
University of Fribourg, Switzerland

To be published by IGI Global:


Pervasive computing environments based on the ubiquitous communications paradigm have attracted significant
research interest and have found increased applicability in commercial settings, attributed to the fact that
they provide seamless, customized, and unobtrusive services to their users. Research on pervasive and
ubiquitous computing has been prolific over the past years, leading to a large number of corresponding
diverse software and hardware infrastructures, networking solutions, methodologies, and frameworks.
There exists, therefore, a necessity for an edited collection of articles in this area, in order to
present the most noteworthy current research contributions and provide pointers to pioneering future

Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings
in the area. The overall objective of this publication is to serve as a reference point for anyone
engaging with pervasive computing and communications from a technological, sociological, or user-oriented
perspective. Since the research stream of pervasive computing has been extremely active and prolific
in terms of results and projects over the last few years, this publication targets at collecting the
aforementioned research output and encompassing and taxonomically organizeing it in a comprehensive book.
The field is quite vast and is dispersed in many disciplines, hence the necessity for a book to collect
and uniformly present all related aspects of pervasive computing and communications

Target Audience

The prospective audience of the proposed publication is mainly professionals, researchers, and students
in informatics and computer science that engage themselves with pervasive computing and communications.
The book will serve primarily as a point of reference handbook to all related technologies, applications
and techniques, as well as an indicator of future and emerging trends to stimulate the interested readers.
Researchers will also benefit from having such a reference book on their field, indicating the main
achievements in the interdisciplinary domain of pervasive computing and the future trends and directions.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Applications and real world case-studies of pervasive computing
* Infrastructures to support the deployment of pervasive computing environments
* Context awareness as an enabler of pervasive environments
* Autonomic technologies and services for adaptive pervasive computing
* Drivers and enablers of the pervasive computing paradigm and its impact
* Advances and technologies in the pervasive wireless communications realm (e.g. UWM, IEEE 802.11n, ZigBee, etc.)
* Interoperable exchange of information in the ubiquitous space of pervasive computing
* Systems, architectures, tools, and middleware approaches to address pervasive
* cC computing implementation
* Software engineering approaches to pervasive computing
* Tools and techniques for testing and evaluating pervasive computing systems
* Usability of pervasive computing technologies
* User adoption of pervasive solutions and approaches
* Evaluation techniques and methods for pervasive applications
* Policy-based and Self- management of pervasive communications
* Privacy and security concerns of pervasive computing solutions
* Future directions and emerging trends in pervasive computing and communications
* Compliance of pervasive and bio-inspired computing paradigms
* Interdisciplinary approaches to pervasive computing
* Ethics of pervasive computing and communications

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 14, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter
proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by December 14, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter
guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 14, 2010. All submitted chapters will
be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers
for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the
"Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference,"
"Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information
regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released
in 2010.

Important Dates

November 14, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 14, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
March 14, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
May 30, 2010: Review Results Returned
July 30, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
August 30, 2010: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically or by mail to:

Dr. Apostolos Malatras
Department of Informatics
Tel.: +41263008474



World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

June 28-July 2, 2010 * Toronto, Canada

(The Westin Harbour Castle on Lake Ontario)


** Submissions Due: Dec. 18, 2009 **

Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Co-sponsored by:
Education & Information Technology Digital Library
( )

** What are your colleagues saying about ED-MEDIA conferences? **

Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)

>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Dec. 18th:

2. Major Topics:
3. Presentation Categories:

4. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations:
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards:
6. For Budgeting Purposes:

7. Toronto, Canada
8. Deadlines:

ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia &
Telecommunications is an international conference, sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This
annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion
and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications
on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and
telecommunications/distance education.

ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,500 attendees
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit
proposals for presentations.

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three reviewers on the
respected international Program Committee for inclusion in the
conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

For Call for Presentations, connect to:

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Panels
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following
major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of
multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:

1. Infrastructure: (in the large)
- Architectures for Educational Technology Systems
- Design of Distance Learning Systems
- Distributed Learning Environments
- Methodologies for system design
- Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems
- WWW-based course-support systems

2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
- Agents
- Authoring tools
- Evaluation of impact
- Interactive Learning Environments
- Groupware tools
- Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications
- Research perspectives
- Virtual Reality
- WWW-based course sites
- WWW-based learning resources
- WWW-based tools

3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
- Constructivist perspectives
- Cooperative/collaborative learning
- Implementation experiences
- Improving Classroom Teaching
- Instructor networking
- Instructor training and support
- Pedagogical Issues
- Teaching/Learning Strategies

4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Design principles
- Usability/user studies
- User interface design

5. Cases & Projects:
- Country-Specific Developments
- Exemplary projects
- Institution-specific cases
- Virtual universities

6. Special Strand: ** Universal Web Accessibility **

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities
designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.


Companies have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their educational
technology products and services in through Corporate Showcases and Demonstrations/Literature.

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on CD-ROM.
Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the multimedia/
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline.

In addition, the Proceedings also are internationally distributed through and archived in the Education and Information Technology Digital Library, Do You Subscribe?

Papers with high review scores will be invited for publication consideration by AACE's respected journals, especially for:
- Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH),
- International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or
- Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories.
Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the AACE journals.


The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $450 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials.

All conference sessions will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle on Lake Ontario ( located on the scenic Lake Ontario and in walking distance to the city's shopping, dining, and theatre districts. Special discount hotel have been obtained for ED-MEDIA participants!


Toronto is a city built with and for the limitless imaginations of the people who come here to live and those who come to visit. It's a centre of rare openness, energy and style an intimate metropolis showcasing world-class dining, shopping, creativity, architecture and entertainment. Its skyline includes the CN Tower, one of the Modern Wonders of the World; miles of waterfront, boardwalks and trails; and distinct neighbourhoods with inspiring surprises from artisans' exhibits to cool caf├ęs around every corner.

For further Toronto Ontario Canada information see:

Local Attractions with distances from The Westin:


Submissions Due: December 18, 2009
Authors Notified: February 9, 2010
Proceedings File Due: May 3, 2010
Early Registration: May 3, 2010
Hotel Reservations: May 27, 2010
Conference: June 28-July 2, 2010

To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link

If you have a question about ED-MEDIA, please send an e-mail to
AACE Conference Services,

AACE--Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: *

CFP - Teaching Information Literacy Online

Teaching Information Literacy Online


We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Teaching Information
Literacy Online, to be published in 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers. This book
will include chapters co-authored by librarian and faculty teams about
successful information literacy initiatives in online learning environments.
We are especially interested in information literacy collaborations in fully
online modes through distance and open learning as well as blended or hybrid
endeavors. We encourage faculty-librarian author teams from multiple
disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in North America and
internationally. Our previous books include: Information Literacy
Collaborations That Work (2007), Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy
(2008), and Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments: Strategies for
Evaluating Teaching and Learning (2009).

This new book, Teaching Information Literacy Online, will present innovative
models for information literacy instruction in online modes, such as distance
or distributed learning, open learning, as well as blended or hybrid. As these
different formats continue to expand in scope and influence, it is the ideal
time to examine faculty and librarian partnerships for developing information
literacy instruction online. We have seen the rapid expansion of online
programs at community colleges, four-year institutions, universities with
graduate and doctoral degree programs, through non-traditional adult education
programs, and via international distance learning initiatives. The central
focus of this book will be on collaboration among librarians and faculty to
effectively deliver quality information literacy instruction online. This will
potentially include information literacy partnerships for disciplinary and
interdisciplinary courses and programs, international degree programs, open
learning initiatives, open educational resources, online assessment practices,
and adult education programs. This book will present national and
international library collaborations that have had a significant impact on
information literacy instruction efforts and student learning.

Chapters need to be co-authored by a librarian and a faculty member. Also, each
completed chapter should include the following sections:

Related Literature
Institutional Context
Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary Perspective
Discussion of Faculty Librarian Collaboration (including challenges)
Program Planning (online format, technology, set-up costs, student access
issues, etc.)
Online Learning Model
Impact on Student Learning
Assessment of Online Learning

This book will be co-edited by Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., Associate Dean at the
Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College and Trudi E.
Jacobson, M.L.S., Head of User Education Programs, University Libraries at the
University at Albany, SUNY.

Please send proposals of 1-2 pages to Tom Mackey at no later
than November 20, 2009. Chapter selections will be made and authors notified
by December 10, 2009. First drafts of the completed chapters (25-30 pages) will
be due on March 1, 2010. Final drafts will be due by May 28, 2010. If you have
any questions about proposal ideas or about the book please contact Tom Mackey
via email.

CFP - OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives/open source ILS/OPAC implementations

OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives/open source ILS/OPAC implementations /open source

_OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ will be publishing a special issue on open source ILS/OPAC implementations. The editor is looking for articles that articulate the planning, development, testing, systems work, marketing, etc. related to the implementation of a replacement to or alternative to a vendor ILS/OPAC. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2009. Articles would be due to the editor by April 1, 2010. Any questions can be directed to the editor. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

CFP - "Global Issues, Local Voices: No Limits 2010"

Call for Papers
"Global Issues, Local Voices: No Limits 2010"
March 5-6, 2010 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Keynote Speaker: Professor Obioma Nnaemeka"
No Limits" is an annual student conference dedicated to crossing
boundaries between disciplines and exploring a wide range of women's and
gender issues. We invite proposals from undergraduates, graduate students,
and recent graduates on any topic from any discipline related to women's
issues, lives, histories or cultures; feminism; or women's and gender
studies. Creative writing, visual arts, film, music, performances, and
academic papers are all welcome. Proposals for individual presentations or
pre-made panels are accepted.

Please include in your proposal each of the following items:
An abstract of 250-400 words describing your project and its larger
significance. Include your project title as well.
Contact information: your name, institutional affiliation, mailing
address, e-mail, and phone number MUST be on your abstract.
Please include the text of your proposal in the body of the email AND
attach an electronic copy.
Please include the days you are available to present and any A/V equipment
you might need. 15-20 minute presentations are expected. If you anticipate
your presentation to exceed that time, please make note of it on your

Proposals and questions regarding the conference should be submitted to:
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 22nd, 2010.
Early submission will be responded to prior to the deadline.

CFP - Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments

Call for Chapter Proposal – Submission Deadline Nov. 30, 2009

For the Edited Collection

Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments

Edited by Kirk St.Amant, East Carolina University


Sigrid Kelsey, Louisiana State University

To be published by IGI Global:


International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the number of global Internet users currently at just over one billion. This increased global access, however, brings with it a variety of new conditions and concerns that could markedly affect international interactions in online environments. Differences in language, cultural communication expectations, laws, and software standards are but some of the factors individuals need to consider when using online media to interact with individuals from different countries and cultures. This collection will address these issues by exploring the various aspects that could affect communication and comprehension in international online interactions.

The primary objective of this text is to provide readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges. Through examining such topics, this collection would help readers make more effective decisions related to the uses and design of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures. This primary objective would also accomplish two secondary, but equally important, objectives:

* The collection would provide readers with the foundational knowledge needed to communicate effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media.

* The collection would provide readers with the knowledge needed to create effective online materials for users (clients, students, colleagues, etc.) from other countries and cultures.


The primary audience for this book would include seven groups that would use this text for a variety of reasons. These audiences/groups are:

* Executives, managers, and other business decision makers

* Marketers, service providers, and support personnel

* Researchers (both academic and corporate) studying cross-cultural discourse in online environments

* Educators who teach in online learning environments

* Educational administrators who manage international students participating in online programs

* Administrators of international non-profit agencies


Prospective subject areas and specific topics for this publication include, but are not limited to, the following:

The Growth of Global Online Access

* Historical developments affecting international Internet access and developments or trends currently affecting international online access

* The global digital divide and public and private projects used to expand international Internet use.

Language, Culture, and Online Communication

* Linguistic and other cultural communication factors affecting online exchanges

* Implications linguistic or cultural communication differences could have for future developments related to online communication

* English as a global language and how cultural groups use different kinds of online media

Technology, Compatibility, and International Online Discourse

* Technological factors that affect if, how, and when individuals from different nations use online media to locate or to exchange information

* Different kinds of software and hardware/computing technology used to interact online

* Effects telecommunications infrastructures of different regions have on online access in those areas

Law, Policy, and International Internet Use

* Legal standards or policy stances affecting how individuals in different nations use online media

* Different national privacy and copyright laws affecting the nature of international online interactions

* Policies of government monitoring that affect uses of online media in different nations

* Policies on infrastructure developments that affect online access in different regions

Markets, Economics, and International E-commerce

* Economic conditions affecting how individuals in different nations use online media

* Prospects of using online media to tap overseas markets

* Corporate plans for expanding online access into different regions (especially developing nations)

* E-marketing practices related to global audiences

* International outsourcing’s affects on online access in different regions

* Economic factors affecting the language and design choices used when interacting online

Globalization, Education, and Online Environments

* Educational factors affecting online access and use in different regions

* Effects of globalization on online education and enrollments in online programs

* Examinations of how different educational contexts and practices affect uses of online media

* Discussions of how online environments can improve education in different regions

Perspectives on the Future of Global Cyberspace

* Future development of international online access and discourse in global cyberspace

* Establishing global standards for online discourse (or online legal practices)

* Examining how technology developments might change the nature of international cyberspace

* Discussions of what increased global online access might mean for domestic online interactions


Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals of 200-500 words on or before November 30, 2009. In their proposal, prospective authors should clearly explain:

* The purpose and the contents of their proposed chapter

* How their proposed chapter relates to the overall objectives of the book

Authors will be notified of the status of their proposal and sent chapter organization guidelines by December 15, 2009. Drafts of chapters will be due by March 15, 2010.

Please send inquiries or submit material electronically (Rich Text files) to the editor at

Webinar - Data, Data Everywhere

Join NISO for our November webinar Data, Data Everywhere featuring Migration
and System Population Practices.

November 11, 2009
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar:
The scope and scale of metadata repositories continues to grow, with
increasingly heterogeneous data and complexity both on the ingest side
(e.g., bibliographic metadata) and in inter- and intra-organizational
exchange of usage, patron, purchase, and accounting data. While data format
and exchange standards are a given, how do policies, implementations, and
standards interact? What are some examples of effective alignment of
standards, policies and implementation, and what challenges remain?


Data quality, policy, and large-scale data flows
How do regional consortia establish and implement policies to allow them to
cope with increasing amounts of data in a widening variety of formats?

-- Hilary Newman, Vice President of Implementation Services, Innovative
Interfaces, Inc.

Academic library perspective
Individual research libraries provide local, customized services for their
audiences that are based upon large quantities of data -- hopefully of high
quality and supported by easy-to-use tools and processes provided by vendors
and consortia. What are the successes, stress points, and failures from the
perspective of the academic library?

-- Maribeth Manoff, Coordinator for Networked Service Integration,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

-- Robert McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage
( datasystems09). Registration is per
site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded
archive of the webinar. NISO and NASIG members receive a discounted member
rate. A student discount is also available. Can't make it on the 11th?
Register and gain access to the recorded archive for one year.

This webinar is sponsored by Ex Libris.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512

CFP - Library Technology Conference

Library Technology Conference, 2010 – Call for Proposals

The Library Technology Conference 2010 Committee invites you to submit
proposals for presentation at the Library Technology Conference to be held at
Macalester College, St. Paul MN, March 17-18, 2010. To submit a proposal,
please visit the conference website at: , and click
"Information for Presenters". Those who wish to submit a proposal must create
a free account on the Digital Commons site. Proposals will be accepted until
Friday, November 20th, 2009.

This popular and growing two-day conference is now in its third year. The
conference includes keynote, concurrent, hands-on and poster sessions
highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with
libraries, as well as how libraries are using technology to create new and
better ways to manage existing resources.

This Conference is an opportunity for library staff and the technologists who
support them to discuss how these technologies are affecting library services;
to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to
allow participants to learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take
back and adapt for use within their own library.

Sessions are geared toward all types of libraries, a wide range of topics and
varying skill levels. Conference sessions will include a mix of traditional
lecture-style presentations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and poster
sessions. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting
libraries should plan to attend.

We are looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library
audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the
future” technology presentations. Projects can be already implemented or
still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we
work, or will work, in libraries, as well as “out of the box” solutions and
ideas for libraries struggling to keep up are welcome topics. What has worked
for you? Why? What brought you to that solution? What benefits has it
provided to your organization?

Traditional Session - 60-minute lecture-style presentation highlighting a
technology resource or service.

Workshop Session - 90 minute session offering participants a hands-on
experience working with a technology or learning details of a service. Be sure
to tell us if there is a maximum number of participants you feel would be
appropriate. Available lab space may ultimately decide the class size.

Group / Panel Discussion - 90-minute group discussion involving a variety of
presenters focusing on single topic or specific technology-based service or
innovation; should also include an opportunity for audience discussion.

Poster Session - posters and handouts describing and explaining a technology
resource or service offered in a library.

Presenters who participate in a presentation or poster session will be given
one- or two-day registration, based on these guidelines:
• If presenting a full session, a presenter will be given free
registration for both (2) days of the conference.
• If an institution submits a panel format with three (3) or more
participants from the same institution in the same session, each panel
representative will be given free registration for one (1) day only.

If you have questions or if we can be of assistance as you prepare for your
presentation, please contact: Laura Wight at

Webcasts - Museum Computer Network (free)

The Museum Computer Network is pleased to announce that five MCN 2009
sessions will be webcast live, free of charge. MCN 2009 takes place week
after next in Portland, Oregon. While we urge everyone who is interested
to attend the conference in person as the only way to engage with its
full array of workshops, sessions, events, exhibitors, and networking
opportunities, we know that some are unable to do so because of
especially acute funding issues this year.

If you can't be with us at the conference, we hope these webcasts may
enable you still to benefit from some of its knowledge sharing. If you
find this useful, we encourage you to join MCN to help support these
efforts for the wider community.

The webcasts will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. We'll
use Twitter to harvest online questions during Q&A in those sessions,
which are:

Museum Data Exchange

Tweets to Sweeten Collaborations for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Libraries, Archives, and Museums: From Collaboration to Convergence

Ramping Up while Scaling Down: Strategic Innovation in Challenging Times

2009 Conference Roundup Roundtable

has more information.
Short URL leads to the same page.

Monday, October 19, 2009

CFP - Beyond Austerity; Facing Recession, Massive Reductions in Funding and Personnel-Librarians Plan for Fiscal Survival

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians

Beyond Austerity; Facing Recession, Massive Reductions in Funding and
Personnel-Librarians Plan for Fiscal Survival

Publisher: major, long established, in the library field

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook,
American Library Association 2010; Librarians as Community Partners: An
Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010; Thinking Outside the
Book, McFarland 2008. Some others are Peter Lang, Libraries Unlimited,
Linworth, Scarecrow

Foreword: Dr. Ann Riedling, Associate Professor, University of South Florida;
An Educator’s Guide to Information Literacy, Libraries Unlimited, 2007;
Writing and Publishing: Contributor, The Librarian's Handbook, American Library
Association, 2010. A two-time Fulbright Scholar included in Contemporary

Afterword: Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor in the School of Information, the
University of Texas at Austin, Past President of the American Library
Association, Director/ Founder, If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything Reading Club.
Contributor, Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American
Library Association, 2010

Articles sought by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians
sharing their experiences on how librarians are handling the recession.
Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, by librarians in the
trenches using creativity and innovation

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One article sharing
the range of your experience, 2100-2300 words total. If you must use citations,
use MLA style faithfully. Articles welcomed by one librarian, or co-authored by

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, grant writing,
community donations, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the
media, legislative participation, workshops for job hunters

The deadline for completed articles (Call #1) is November 30, 2009.
Contributors will receive an agreement to sign before publication.
Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies

To avoid duplication, please e-mail up to three topics each clearly proposed
with three separate short paragraphs by October 31 along with a 75-85 word bio
beginning with: your name, library of employment, employment title, awards,
publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two
librarian-writers will need to send a separate bio. You will be contacted as
soon as possible telling you which one (if any) of your topics will work,
inviting you to e-mail your article; an invitation doesn’t guarantee
acceptance. Please place AUSTERITY/your name on the subject line to:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fellowship - Doctoral Fellowships in Archival Studies

2010 Doctoral Fellowships in Archival Studies

About the Fellowship

Doctoral Fellowships are currently available through a new
eight-campus initiative for individuals who are interested
in pursuing careers as educators and scholars in the field
of Archival Studies and who would be entering a doctoral
program in Fall 2010.

The Archival Education and Research Fellowships are aimed
at strengthening doctoral-level education in Archival
Studies, building the cohort of archival educators and
increasing its diversity, and promoting a broad base of
rigorous archival scholarship.

Before applying for the Fellowship, applicants are
encouraged to review the scope of the eight participating
programs and to consider applying only to those that best
match their personal intellectual interests. Visit our web
address below to learn further information about the
participating institutions and their specializations in
Archival Studies, including links to their program's

The Doctoral Fellowships are open to all citizens or
permanent residents of the U.S. who exhibit interest in
the field of Archival Studies, broadly defined, and
evidence of the ability to excel as a scholar and educator
in the field. Applications are particularly encouraged
from individuals who are of American Indian/Alaska Native,
Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander heritage.

Applicants need not have received a master's degree in an
Archival Studies, LIS or other field, unless that is
required by any of the participating programs to which
they are applying. However, applications will be ranked
based on evidence of the applicant's commitment to
Archival Studies education, potential to make a strong
scholarly contribution to the field of Archival Studies,
and commitment to diversity within Archival Studies
education and scholarship.

For more info, please visit

Best Wishes,
Ellen-Rae Cachola
AERI Project Manager, Center for Information as Evidence
Doctoral Student, UCLA Department of Information Studies
GSE&IS Building, Rm # 208A
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
Archive Education and Research Institute:
Center for Information as Evidence:

Grant - Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

The Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities has announced Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, a new preventive conservation grant program. Funds are available for both Planning and Evaluation Projects and Implementation Projects.

Applications must be received by December 8, 2009.

Institutions applying for Planning and Evaluation projects should consider some of the consulting services available from IPI. These grants (which award up to $40,000) are designed to help institutions assess risks to collections and identify realistic approaches for mitigating them. Your institution may want to:

* Examine passive and low-energy alternatives to conventional energy-intensive systems for managing environmental conditions;
* Analyze existing climate control systems and the performance characteristics of buildings and building envelopes to develop a plan for improved operation and energy efficiency;
* Evaluate the effectiveness of preventive conservation strategies previously implemented, including performance upgrades to systems and building envelopes.

The granting agency recommends that you involve an interdisciplinary team appropriate to the goals of the project. An internal project team of collection care and facility management staff should work with consultants including architects, building engineers, conservation scientists, conservators, curators, and other specialists.

NEH Implementation Grants (with awards of up to $400,000) can support management of interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods such as creating buffered spaces and housing, controlling moisture at its sources, or improving the thermal and moisture performance of a building envelope. Funds can also be used for installing or re-commissioning heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; installing storage systems and rehousing collections; improving security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrading lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient.

Grant application guidelines are available on the NEH Web site.

CFP - NERCOMP Shifting Models of Information Discovery and Access SIG

NERCOMP Shifting Models of Information Discovery and Access SIG
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
February 1, 2010


Libraries continue to migrate from out-of-the-box interfaces that search
single collections to new products that promise, in various ways, to do
a better job connecting people with the information they desire. OPACs
are applying layers of lipstick, going open source, or fading away
altogether, supplanted by new types of discovery tools. Federated search
is mounting a comeback. Next-gen discovery tools promise to deliver the
fabled single search box. Massive digitization projects are opening up
the contents of books for discovery and--sometimes--retrieval. At the
same time, proprietary, centralized projects like Google Books and
OCLC's WorldCat Local are developing alongside less centralized, more
open initiatives like the Open Content Alliance, eXtensible Catalog
project, VuFind, and LibraryFind.

In the morning of this day-long workshop, invited speakers will provide
an overview of the changing discovery landscape and the major issues and
players involved. The afternoon will consist of a lightning round
featuring 5-10 minute demonstrations and/or discussions of individual
products. Time will be built into the afternoon session for attendees
who are not designated speakers to present briefly on products being
considered or implemented at their own institutions. The day will end
with an open discussion and a consideration of next steps.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline: October 20, 2009)

We seek two types of proposals:

(1) Morning track (2-3 slots): presentations of 45-75 minutes by
speakers who can address the changing discovery landscape and the major
issues and players involved.

(2) Afternoon lightning round session (10-20 slots): short (5-10 minute)
overviews and demos of specific tools and products. If your institution
is using or considering any of the following products (or another next
gen discovery or access tool that is not listed here), please consider
blitzing us with a concise demo and review of your experience. While the
focus is on higher education, we welcome speakers from all types of
libraries who can offer perspectives that would be relevant for academic

Please visit for complete details on submitting a proposal and description of the program.

Please feel free to share this announcement with potential speakers.


Beatrice Pulliam, Library Commons Librarian for Technology and Access,
Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College
Emily Alling, Library Director, Rice-Aron Library, Marlboro College

Beatrice R. Pulliam
Library Commons Librarian for Technology and Access
Phillips Memorial Library
Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
(t) 401.865.1622
(f) 401.865.2823
IM: rhodylibrarian (AIM/iChat/Yahoo/GoogleTalk)
Twitter: beatricepulliam

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Scholarship - Modern Archives Institute


The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is accepting
scholarship applications for one individual to attend the Winter 2010
Modern Archives Institute. The scholarship award covers the tuition, and
up to $500 in travel expenses with demonstration of need, a submitted
budget, and receipts. This scholarship is established in honor of MARAC
member Leonard Rapport and is known as the Leonard Rapport Modern
Archives Institute Scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: For this scholarship, an individual must currently be
employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume; a cover letter including
a statement of the expected benefits of attending the Institute; and two
letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the
applicant's work and qualifications.

DEADLINES: Applications for the winter Institute scholarship should be
received no later than November 1; the recipient will be notified by
December 15.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Individuals accepting the scholarship agree to
write a report on the experience for possible publication in the
Mid-Atlantic Archivist. For further information about the Modern
Archives Institute, including dates, see .

Please note that, though the Institute fills months in advance, a space
is reserved for the MARAC scholarship winner.

Send all original application materials to:

Brian Keough, Head

M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

University at Albany, SUNY

Science Library 352

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

518.437.3931 (ph)

518.437.3930 (fx)

CFP - ALA Librarians Just Need to have Fun

Call for Presentation Proposals

The ACRL College Libraries Section invites proposals for participation on a
panel for the CLS Program on Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10:30-noon, at the ALA
Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

The program title is: Librarians Just Need to have Fun: Utilizing Fun and
Humor in the Library Workplace to Enhance Employee Performance.

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Librarians and staff from academic libraries are invited to submit proposals
on topics relevant to the theme emphasizing how academic libraries can
create a culture of fun in the workplace for the purpose of enhancing
performance and improving the library experience for patrons.

The program is 90 minutes long. The program committee is looking for three
or four panel presentations (15 or 20 minutes) that will provide practical,
creative, applicable ideas that audience members can implement in their own

Ideas for audience participation are encouraged and the program committee
will work with the panelists to realize these ideas.

The committee will be looking at the proposals from these perspectives:
organization and clarity, demonstrated knowledge of the subject,
adaptability to other institutions, interest to the college/academic library
staff, relevance to the theme, and perceived fun quotient.

Submission Procedure

Please e-mail the following documents by Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 to:

Cecilia Knight

CLS Conference Planning Committee 2010 Member

a) one copy of the proposal form (see below) with title, names, and

b) one copy of your summary including title and a 200 - 350 word
description of your presentation; without identifying information (names,

The CLS Conference Planning Committee will review the submitted proposals
without identifying information. The Committee will communicate the results
to applicants via e-mail by December 9, 2009.

Panel title:

Presenters (Names, Institutions, (contact information if not included

Equipment needs:

Please indicate equipment you will need:


Do you have additional supplies/support needs?


Contact Information:


Institution ________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________

Work Phone_________________ Email________________________

R. Cecilia Knight

Grinnell College Libraries

641 269-3368

Webinar - Licensing Digital Course Materials

Get a free CIP membership when you sign up for our upcoming workshop.
Registration ends on November 2nd:

Licensing Digital Course Materials

Dates: November 9-20, 2009
Instructor: Peggy Hoon, J.D., Special Assistant to the Provost for
Copyright Administration, North Carolina State University

Advance your career with a better understanding of licensing.
Participants will learn the basics of licensing, ways to manage the many
licenses they handle, and desirable and undesirable license terms.

SIGN UP TODAY: [Secured Server]

Special Offer:
By registering for any of our workshops or our certificate program, you
get a free one year membership in the CIP Member Community where you can
connect with other information professionals. Learn more at

Next Copyright Eavesdrop: The E-Matrix

Can't participate in the entire workshop?

Join the Chat on November 19th, 2009 @ 12:00 - 12:45PM Eastern; it is
only $50!

Join Peggy Hoon and her guest Greg Raschke -- Associate Director,
Collections and Scholarly Communication, North Carolina State University
-- will discuss E-Matrix, a serial and electronic resource management
system that acts as a centralized repository for all of NCSU's
libraries' electronic resource license agreements and provides a more
effective alternative to a traditional paper file.

Symposium - Medical Films

Registration is now open for the Medical Film Symposium, to take place
in Philadelphia, PA from January 20th-23rd, 2010.

The symposium will examine the history, aesthetics, ethics and
preservation of medical film production and exhibition, with one full
day of presentations at the Mutter Museum and four evenings of film
screenings at venues around Philadelphia, including the historic
surgical amphitheater at the Pennsylvania Hospital.

The full schedule, list of presenters and registration information can
be found at

For more information, please email

Webinar - Social Media (free)

Social Media Seminar Series: Trends and Implications for Learning (Online & No Fee)

Friday October 30, 2009: 9:00 PM Eastern USA (World Clock Calculator: )

Faculty: George Siemens - Learning Technologies Centre, Univ. of Manitoba, Canada
David Cormier - Univ. of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Organized by: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Co-sponsored by: Education & Information Technology Library


**Please forward to a colleague**



AACE Global U is pleased to announce the 4th seminar in its already successful series, "Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning." The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to discussions with guest speakers and participants. All sessions are co-sponsored by and archived in the Education & Information Technology Library

Social media and emerging technologies are gaining increased attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily. Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on. "Social Media" seminars explore the impact of new technologies, research, and related projects. Finding coherence in the midst of rapid changes is increasingly difficult.

This monthly session will create a forum for educators to gather, present, and discuss the future impact of today's trends.

Links for items discussed during the seminars can be found here on Delicious:


To receive event updates, signup at:
Seminar Recordings:
Seminar Community:


We hope that you will be able to join us as well as gain valuable insight into social media and the trends and implications for learning.

Best regards,
Gary Marks
AACE Executive Director & Founder

Monday, October 12, 2009

CFP - Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference

Registration is now open for the 2010 Electronic Resources & Libraries
Conference to be held February 1, 2010 - February 3, 2010 (with
pre-conferences on January 31) at the AT&T Executive Education &
Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin, TX, USA

Register here:

Your registration for the ER&L Conference includes *Access to all programs during the 3-day conference *Sponsors' Reception *Breakfast each morning & All day snacks
*Access to all online conference materials

Early registration rates (through December 1, 2009)
*Professional $220 *Paraprofessional/Library Associate $150 *Student $100 *Half-day Pre-Conference Workshops(TBA) $150
ER&L will offer student and needs-based awards to attend the conference
or participate online - more details will be announced soon. Conference
presenters receive 50% off registration, so consider submitting a
proposal by October 30th:

Complete ER&L '10 conference details are online at:
New! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Please direct questions about the conference to Bonnie Tijerina
Barbara Blummer
Center for Computing Sciences

CFP - Open Source ILS

_OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ will be publishing a special issue on open source ILS/OPAC implementations. The editor is looking for articles that articulate the planning, development, testing, systems work, marketing, etc. related to the implementation of a replacement to or alternative to a vendor ILS/OPAC. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2009. Articles would be due to the editor by April 1, 2010. Any questions can be directed to the editor. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

CFP - Archives Leadership Institute

Archives Leadership Institute July 18 – 24, 2010
Call for Applications

The University of Wisconsin – Madison is pleased to announce the 2010 leadership institute for archives professionals. The week-long event will feature presentations by dynamic people in the archival field and relevant leaders outside the profession. The goal of the project is to examine the leadership needs of the archives profession and to prepare participants to influence policy and effect change on behalf of the profession (and ultimately, on behalf the public served now and in the future.) The program is directed primarily at mid-level to senior staff --archivists who aspire to leadership roles in their organizations and/or professional associations.

Complete information and down loadable application documents are available at Applications are due by January 19, 2010.

Funded by: NHPRC

Workshop - Environmental Management


Environmental Management: Stewardship and Sustainability presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This one-day workshop will explore new approaches to controlling environmental conditions in cultural institutions. Leading experts in the field James Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute; Michael C. Henry, PE, AIA, Principal Engineer/Architect, Watson & Henry Associates; and Richard L. Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation, Shelburne Museum, will present strategies that are feasible, physically and financially, to preserve collections materials for the long-term.

Topics to be covered will include:

* 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.

Program Fee: $85 for CCAHA members/$100 for non-members.

Major funding for this program is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Philadelphia Foundation, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Hosted and cosponsored by The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Registration deadline: October 29, 2009. For more information and to register online, go to,M3,479cdf23-3a93-4ac9-8b82-6518165f4b74. Still have questions? Visit our Education Program Calendar at, call 215-545-0613 or email

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fellowship - ACRL

Samuel Lazerow Fellowship For Research in Collections and Technical Services
in Academic and Research Libraries

This award fosters advances in collections or technical services by providing fellowships to librarians for travel or writing in those fields. Research projects in the compilation of bibliographies will not be supported by this fellowship.

$1,000 cash and a citation donated by the Thomson Reuters.

*Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2009*

The proposals will be judged with an emphasis on the following:

* Potential significance of the project to acquisitions or technical
services work
* Originality and creativity
* Clarity and completeness of the proposal
* Evidence of an interest in scholarship (previous publication record)

Applicants should submit a brief proposal (no more than five pages), double-spaced, which includes the following:

* Description of research, travel, or writing project
* Schedule for project
* Estimate of expenses (e.g., travel, faxing, data analysis,
computer time, photocopying, typing)
* An up-to-date curriculum vitae should accompany proposal

Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit a 6-10 page report of the results of their research to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) within two months of the project's completion. A 500-word summary for possible publication in /C&RL News/ is also due at that time.


Electronic submissions are required. E-mail the application to Megan Griffin at . If sending multiple files,each file name must contain the applicant's name. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Information & Assistance

If you have questions or need help in compiling an application, please contact the award committee chair, Brad Eden at, or Megan Griffin at

Fellowship - Dole Archives

Research Fellowship (2009-2010)
Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for
this one time $2,500 award which will support substantial contributions
to the study of Congress, politics or policy issues. Applications for
the 2009-2010 Dole Institute Research Fellowship are due on or before
December 15, 2009.

Travel Grants
The travel grant program is intended to defray costs associated with
research related travel to the Dole Institute. This program will offer
reimbursements of up to $750 to students, post-doctoral researchers and
independent scholars. Applications are currently being accepted and will
be awarded on an on-going basis.

About the Archives
Sen. Bob Dole was elected to Congress in 1961, serving three terms
before being elected to the Senate in 1968. Dole served as Chairman of
the Republican National Committee 1971-1973, Senate Majority Leader
1985-1987, 1995-1996 and Senate Minority Leader 1987-1995. The Dole
Archive is one of the largest groupings of political materials outside
the Presidential library system. Partial inventories for processed
collections may be browsed and searched in our on-line database:

How to Apply
Full descriptions and application forms for the Research Fellowship and
travel grants program are available at our website:

Morgan R. Davis, CA
Senior Archivist
Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fellowship - UCLA Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections

The James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships
support the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars
and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by
the newly integrated UCLA Library Special Collections and available
for Thayer fellowhsip-supported research incoude materials in the
humanities and social sciences; medicine; life and physical sciences;
visual and performing arts; and UCLA history.

Research residencies may last up to three months between
March 1 and December 17, 2010. Recipients receive stipends
ranging from $500 to $2500. (Awards vary yearly. Grants in
2008 averaged $1400; in 2009, $1200.) Those receiving
fellowships are expected to provide a report on the results
of their research that can be mounted on the UCLA Library
Web site.

United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right
to work in the U.S. who are engaged in graduate-level,
post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply.

Applications are due December 11, 2009, and should include:

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vitae
* Outline of research and special collections to be used
(two pages maximum)
* Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
* Dates to be spent in residence
* Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other
scholars familiar with the research project

Mail applications to:

James and Sylvia Thayer Fellowship Program
c/o Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
UCLA Library
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Questions about the fellowships may be mailed to the address
above or emailed to:

Friday, October 2, 2009

CFP - RBMS 2010


The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College
& Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association
(ALA), is seeking proposals for short papers on case studies related to the
theme of its 2010 Preconference, Collaboration in Special Collections.

The 2010 Preconference will explore the entire spectrum of collaborative
relationships: with colleagues, scholars, students, users, booksellers,
donors, other institutions, and funding organizations -- any combination in
which we can achieve more through cooperation than we could alone. It is
our hope that attendees will depart the conference with practical ideas
about collaborative enterprises they can bring to their home institutions in
order to maximize their resources in a time of constrained budgets.

The short paper session is intended to present case studies that involve
collaboration within the special collections profession. We would like to
hear about how collaboration occurred, description of the collaboration,
mistakes made, lessons learned, and successes achieved. Speakers should be
prepared to encourage interaction with the audience and to retain time for
questions & comments at the end of the presentation.

Applicants selected will be allotted twenty minutes for their presentation.
Papers will be presented in small group sessions, and audience response will
be encouraged. Proposals should not exceed 250 words and must be submitted
by 31 October 2009 to

John Overholt

Please include the title of the proposal, name and institutional
affiliation, mailing and email addresses, and telephone and fax numbers.
Also indicate whether you are a current member of RBMS, and if the proposal
has been accepted for publication or presentation elsewhere.

Final papers should not exceed 3,000 words in length or ten double-spaced
pages. Papers will be ranked based on relevance to the Preconference theme,
quality of research and writing, and potential interest to RBMS members.
Speakers will be notified by email by 1 December 2009. Submissions are
encouraged from all interested individuals. We are particularly interested
in hearing from faculty and staff from small libraries and Institutions,

Funding is not available from RBMS to support travel costs, however RBMS
annually provides full and partial scholarships, through a competitive
scholarship program. All applicants are assessed against established
scholarship criteria. Speakers are not guaranteed an award, and will not be
automatically considered ­ a completed scholarship application is required
from all applicants for scholarships. Detailed information about the 2009
scholarship program will be posted online in early 2010 at Applications will be due in April 2010 and award
recipients will be notified by May 2010.

Shannon K. Supple
Preservation Librarian
Robbins Collection, School of Law
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
510.642.8325 (fax)