Monday, December 21, 2009

CFP - Embedded Librarians

Call for Submissions: Embedded Librarianship

Public Services Quarterly (PSQ) invites submission of manuscripts for a special thematic issue (volume 6, issue 2/3) on “Embedded Librarianship.”

One innovative trend in librarianship is the practice of embedding librarians, putting librarians where their users are. Modeled on the concept of the embedded journalist, an embedded librarian typically refers to a higher order of collaboration between librarians and teaching faculty, where librarians are more fully immersed and participatory in the academic experience. Embedded librarians spend significant time in the classroom/department, create course assignments and specific research guides, do research with teaching faculty, and may have a presence in course management software. The term “blended librarian” is sometimes used in lieu of embedded librarian.

In this special issue, we seek to explore the practice of embedded librarianship in an online environment and beyond. Some questions that may be addressed include, but not limited to:
· How do we define embedded librarianship?
· What are the best practices?
· What are effective strategies for embedding a librarian?
· What does it mean to be an embedded librarian in an online environment?
· How do we assess an embedded librarian program?
· What is the future of embedded librarianship?

Barbara Norelli, Social Sciences & Instructional Services Librarian at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, will edit this special issue of PSQ.


· Manuscript submissions are due March 10, 2010.

· Accepted authors will be notified on April 1, 2010.

· Author revisions are due May 1, 2010.

Please submit manuscripts and direct questions to the special issue editor, Barbara Norelli, at:

Public Services Quarterly, a Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge publication, is a peer reviewed journal that examines traditional and nontraditional areas of public service in academic libraries. This special issue of PSQ will NOT be refereed.

This special issue is scheduled for publication in June 2010 and it may be considered for publication as a monograph by Taylor & Francis.

For more information on Public Services Quarterly and the Instructions for Authors, please visit:

Barbara Norelli
Social Sciences/Instructional Services Librarian
Skidmore College
Lucy Scribner Library, Rm. 109
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518.580.5513

Scholarship - Midwest Archives Conference


The Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for its annual MAC Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students in Archival Administration. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a resident or full-time student of the MAC region pursuing graduate education in archival administration. One award, comprising a $750 scholarship and a one-year membership to MAC, will be presented this year.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

1) Applicants must be residents of or full-time students residing in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin;

2) Applicants must be currently enrolled in or accepted into, a graduate, multi-course program in archival administration. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education (, the applicant must provide proof of the multi-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog;

3) Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program

Application information is available on the MAC website at

or from the Bowen Scholarship Committee Chair:

Hillary Bober (2009-2011)

Digital Archivist

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N. Harwood St.

Dallas, TX 75201

T: 214-922-1367

F: 214-954-1074

Applications must be received electronically or postmarked by March 1, 2010. Awards will be announced at the MAC Spring meeting.

The Midwest Archives Conference is one of the nation's largest regional archival organizations, drawing on a membership of more than 1,000 individuals and institutional members from its 13-state area.

Anke Voss
Midwest Archives Conference PIO

Anke Voss, MSLS, MA
Lecturer, GSLIS, University of Illinois at U-C
Director, Champaign Co. Historical Archives
The Urbana Free Library
210 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217/531-7040
Fax: 217/531-7088

Free teleconference - NISO

Join us for the free teleconference on January 11 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Eastern). Karen Coyle, Digital Library Consultant and member of NISO's
Architecture Committee, will discuss the work of the Architecture Committee
and The NISO Framework, which will be used to strategically direct the work
of NISO. No registration necessary; To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and
enter the code: 17800743.

Scholarship - USAIN 2010


One $1000.00 scholarship to be applied to the cost of attending the USAIN 2010 conference is available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the field of agricultural information.

The conference will be held May 9-12, 2010 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

To apply, send a cover letter including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, along with information about the program of study you are undertaking and a brief explanation of why you are interested in attending the USAIN conference or how agricultural information fits into your career plans. Also, submit a typed essay on a separate page or pages. The essay should be double-spaced, no more than 750 words, and address the 2010 conference theme: “Agriculture Without Borders: creating knowledge and partnerships across disciplines and across the world.”

Additional conference information is available from:

Essays will be judged on the basis of thoughtfulness, quality of writing, and adherence to application guidelines as described above. Submitted essays will not be returned.

A check will be presented to the recipient at the USAIN Awards ceremony at the Conference. USAIN reserves the right to withhold the awards if there are no suitable applicants.

Deadline is January 19, 2010.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 20, 2010.

Send the cover letter and essay via email to:

Sarah Kasten
Tozzer Library
Harvard University
Phone: 617.710.5406.