Friday, May 28, 2010

Free webinar - E-government

Dear ARSL members,

E-government has been a big topic of conversation this year as WebJunction has worked with state libraries to share programs and concerns around library services to the unemployed (via Project Compass). One of our Advisory Committee members, Danny Hales from Suwannee River Regional Library, introduced us to the e-government work that Florida library staff were doing – we gave them a call, and now they’re working with us to share their work more broadly with libraries around the country! I had the opportunity to meet some of these folks in person at a recent WJ event – amazing passion and commitment to assisting library patrons with better access to gov resources. An inspiration! I hope you can join us next Wednesday 6/3 for a free online webinar where they’ll share their work in more detail – full description copied below.

Knowing how to find and use E-government resources is critical for patrons who need access to information related to unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, tax forms, health and housing; and many people are asking their public library to help them navigate this information. To meet these new and increased demands on frontline staff, libraries in Florida are collaborating with government agencies and social service organizations to provide the best service possible to patrons in their state. Join us for this webinar with representatives of Florida libraries, who will share their strategies used to educate both the public and frontline staff on how to access this information and their experiences building partnerships with other agencies in their communities to respond to workforce development needs. Presenters include Nancy Fredericks, E-Government Librarian, Pasco County Public Library Cooperative; Karen Clinton Brown, Library Program Specialist, State Library and Archives of Florida; Sol M. Hirsch, Library Director and Otto C. Pleil, Reference Librarian from the Alachua County Library District.”

Hope to see some of you there next Thursday/


Michael Porter
Communications Manager

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Internship - Annapolis, Maryland

Internship Opportunity:

Sylvia Gaither Garrison Library at the Banneker-Douglass Museum
Annapolis, Maryland

Archival Assistant (Contractual Position)

The Sylvia Gaither Garrison Library seeks an intern to serve as an Archival Assistant. The incumbent will assist with the arranging, describing, cataloguing, and preserving of historical manuscripts and photographs. The incumbent must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Experience in Past Perfect Museum software, library science, archival science, or African American history is preferred.

The Archival Assistant will work approximately 20 hours per week during the summer on a flexible schedule; the stipend is $2,500.00.

Please email your letter of interest, including availability, and resume to by June 8, 2010.

Lynn Waller, MLS, MSW
Sylvia Gaither Garrison Library at the Banneker-Douglass Museum
O: 410.216.6191
F: 410.974.2553

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

(DEADLINE – July 15, 2010)

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2011 Research Paper Competition. The purpose of this award is to further stimulate the communication of research at ALISE annual meetings. Research papers concerning any aspect of library and information science are eligible. This competition is not limited to research regarding LIS education. Any research methodology is acceptable. Up to two winning papers may be selected; an honorarium of $2500 will be awarded to the author(s) of each paper. In cases of joint authorship, one honorarium will be awarded for the paper. At least one applicant in a group must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date.

Only one research paper will be considered from each entrant; multiple entries by the same author will not be accepted. The same author may submit for both the Research Grant Award and the Research Papers Competition; however, the same work cannot be submitted for both categories.

A.Papers must represent completed research not previously published. However, the manuscript may have been submitted and be in process for publication.

B.Papers, including abstract and references, must not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (approximately 10,000 words), should have one inch margins and be in 12 point font.

C.Research papers completed in the pursuit of master’s and doctoral studies (e.g. theses, seminar papers, and dissertations) are not eligible for entry. Research utilizing data gathered by a master’s or doctoral student is eligible unless the research report is taken directly from a paper submitted for degree requirements. Papers which are spin-offs of such research are eligible for entry.

1. Papers generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding are eligible for the competition.

E. Two title pages must be sent. One with, and one without, author names(s) and institution. Both title pages should carry the name of the competition for which the paper is being submitted.


The papers will be judged by the Research Committee with the assistance of additional ALISE members in those cases where the research topic or methodology warrant. All reviewing is blind. Research papers will be judged on the following criteria:

A.Significance of the research problem.

B.Presentation of the relevant literature.

C.Design of the study (i.e., appropriateness of methodology, selection of specific techniques and/or tests).

1. Conduct of the study (i.e., application of methods of data collection).

E. Analysis and presentation of the data (i.e., quality of analysis, logic of findings).

F. Appropriateness of the conclusions.

Papers will be disqualified if they exhibit one or more of the following:

Lack of adherence to submission requirements
Submission of paper for the wrong award
Poor quality in the writing
Poor organization of material

The winner(s) of the award are expected to present a summary of their paper at the 2011 ALISE annual meeting.

Papers must be received no later than July 15, 2010. They should be emailed as an attachment in Word format to

Claudia Gollop

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Chair, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

Scholarship - 2010 Graduate Level Scholarship

ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) 2010 Graduate Level

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) has established two
scholarship programs to encourage development of the international records
and information management community with an appropriately educated records
and information management workforce.



A Scholarship of $3000 will be awarded annually, in the summer, to a
full-time student entering the second year of a graduate records and
information management program or equivalent library science or archival
studies program which contains a significant number of records management
and information courses at a recognized university or a college leading to
a Masters or Doctorate degree or equivalent.


A scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded annually, in the summer, to a
full-time student entering the second year of a graduate records and
information management program or equivalent library science or archival
studies program which contains a significant number of records management
and information courses at a recognized university or a college leading to
a Masters or Doctorate degree or equivalent. Funding for this award is
provided in recognition of Mavis Eppes, FAI, a distinguished legal records
administrator and founding AIEF trustee. Preference is given to a
candidate intending on a career is legal records management.

Eligibility and Application Process

Any student enrolled in a recognized graduate program who:

1. Provides evidence of the intention to continue with the second year of
such a program
2. Submits an outline of the courses and related papers completed in the
first year
3. Submits evidence of being a member in good standing of ARMA
International or another nationally or internationally recognized
information management association
4. Provides evidence of having attained a grade average of 80% or a B
average or higher in the first year of their graduate degree program as
indicated by the submission of an official transcript
5. Prepares a 1000 or more word research essay which thoroughly explores
an aspect of records and information management studies. If deemed
appropriate by the AIEF, further agrees to allow the AIEF to publish the
6. Agrees to the terms and conditions of the Scholarship
7. Submits one hard copy of a letter of application, the documentation
indicated above and three letters of reference from individuals able to
comment on the applicant’s academic performance, involvement or interest in
the records and information management community and leadership abilities
8. Applications are due by the end of June of 2010 and are to be submitted

Preston W. Shimer, FAI
Foundation Administrator
ARMA International Educational
1609 Terrie Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15241

For further information, visit the Foundation Website


The applications will be adjudicated by a committee of three Trustees of
the AIEF, a member of the Board of Directors, ARMA International, and one
non-Board or Trustee member drawn from the academic community. In
addition, at least one member shall be a records or information management
professional residing outside of the United States. A majority of the
members voting for one applicant will be needed for the award to be made.

The scholarship will be announced on the AIEF Web site and at the 2010 ARMA
International Conference following the determination of the award.

If, in the opinion of the adjudication committee, no applications received
in a given year warrant an award, none will be given in that year. At this
time a maximum of one scholarship will be awarded in any given year.


Payment will be made in two equal installments, at the beginning of each
education term. Each check will be sent to the collegiate institution to
which the successful applicant is attending within 15 days of receipt of a
letter from the head of the relevant studies program indicating that the
student has commenced full-time studies. Failure to submit such letters
within 30 days of beginning of each term will result in the forfeiture of
the scholarship.


All records relating to the adjudication, except the name and address of
the recipient and the student essay, are destroyed one year after the final
payment is issued.



presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Washington, DC

July 27, 2010

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

Topics to be covered include:

• The Collections Environment

• Understanding the Building/Climate Relationship

• New Approaches and Best Practices for Environmental Control

• Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis


• James Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute

• Michael C. Henry, PE, AIA, Principal Engineer/Architect, Watson & Henry Associates

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

This program is intended for staff of cultural heritage institutions 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.

Registration deadline: July 13, 2010

For more information and to register online, go to:

Hosted and cosponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions? Visit our Education Program Calendar at, call 215-545-0613, or email us at

Online workshop - The Future of Libraries

Trendy Topics 2010: The Future of Libraries

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the fifth in a dynamic monthly series of online workshops librarians can enjoy right at their desktops on hot topics. The latest conference on "The Future of Libraries" is scheduled for Tuesday June 8 Stephen Abram of Gale Cengage is the keynote speaker. Abram will speak on "Future Ready." What is the new NORMAL and what are customer expectations? New customer expectations are being driven by the new ecology of the web and big players like Facebook, Bing, Hulu,YouTube, Amazon, Google, and more. Is your library ready? Abram will talk about experience strategy, community conversations and relationships and more in this exciting keynote.

An exciting new component to this online conference is a Pecha Kucha on "Are you Future

Ready?" Moderated by Alison Miller and Joe Murphy, speakers for the day will wrap up the

day with an exciting online Pecha Kucha event which may be among the first of its kind. Pecha

Kuchas are based on the 20x20 concept - each speaker will use 20 slides/images of their

choosing that will advanced every 20 seconds, giving exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds

to address the topic from their unique expert perspective.

Other speakers for this day-long conference include:

· Sarah Houghton-Jan, "The Future of Libraries and Technology: The Phoenix Rising

from the Ashes"

Joe Murphy, "Check in at the Future of Libraries"

Matt Gullett, "The Present Moment of the Future: What Does the Future

Really Mean to Most of Us"

David Lankes, "You Are the Future"

Register at

The flyer for the conference can be found at

Registration for librarians for the one day conference is $40; for students $30; and for groups $100.

For more information on these workshops please contact Lori Bell at ALS, or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at

Alliance Library System is one of nine regional library systems in Illinois serving 260 libraries of all types in a 14,000 square mile area.

TAP Information Services ( helps organizations innovate.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Webinar - Disaster Planning for Electronic Records

Learn with your colleagues, students, and others about the basic elements of disaster planning for electronic records and get ahead of the curve! Find out about the difference in disaster planning for electronic records and paper records and how to respond to a variety of potential electronic records disasters…

Disaster Planning for Electronic Records
June 22 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm US CT

Register ONE Site for ONE Fee and share this learning experience with as many people as you can fit around your screen and speaker phone!

For details and to register, click on the seminar title. If your browser doesn’t accommodate the URL, go to and access the education calendar through the education & events menu. Questions? Contact us (toll free) at 866.722.7858 or



presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Baltimore, MD

June 29 & 30, 2010

This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Using lecture and hands-on demonstrations, topics will be intertwined over the course of the program to give participants a holistic view of identifying photographic materials, housing and caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and establishing safe storage environments.

Topics covered include:

• Photographic processes and structure

• Identification and care of cased photographs and 19th and 20th century prints

• Handling and labeling photographic materials

• Housing solutions for photographic collections

• Preservation considerations for photographic collections

• Identification of negatives, color prints, and digital prints

• Environmental guidelines for photographs

• Cold storage for photograph collections

The program is intended for collections care staff responsible for photographic collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and records.

Fee: $200 CCAHA members/$225 non-members.

Registration deadline: June 15, 2010

For more information and to register, go to:

Cosponsored and hosted by Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries, Department of Conservation & Preservation.

Major funding for this program is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions? Visit our Education Program Calendar at, call 215-545-0613 or email



264 S. 23RD STREET


t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313


Internship - Smithsonian Libraries

Two paid internships will be awarded each year, beginning with summer 2010, and are designed for current graduate students interested in working in research and/or museum libraries.

There is a choice of internship opportunities. Take a look at our website to find further information:

Interns will complete projects in technical services, special collections, digital projects and research, reference and reader services.

Internship - Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives

Job: Summer Internship - Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives

Position: Summer Intern

Job Location: Woody Guthrie Archives, Mount Kisco, NY.

Salary: All summer internships at the Woody Guthrie Archives are unpaid.

Job Description: The Woody Guthrie Archives seeks to hire a maximum of two summer interns to work on a variety of independent and collaborative projects. This internship seeks to provide students who are currently pursuing a Master of Library Science (MLS) or some related variation, or who have recently graduated, with summer work experience in the field of Archives Management.

Tasks will be assigned dependent on the interns skills and interests, and may include the following:

· Processing a collection of vintage folk music and related posters

· Cataloguing an historic collection of two thousand record albums

· Accessioning folk music periodicals into an existing collection

· Processing a small collection of personal papers

· Website development and content upgrade

· Providing reference assistance to in-house researchers

· Transcription of original Woody Guthrie lyrics

· Accessioning new materials into the Archives

· Assisting Archivist with licensing, copy requests, and other Archival duties.
Internships run for a 10-week period from late-May through July 2010. The duration of Summer Internships vary depending upon the applicants’ availability; however, a minimum commitment of four weeks is required for all internships.

Job Requirements: Qualified applicants will possess an academic or practical background in Archives or History. A strong academic record combined with previous Archival experience, including arrangement and description of Archival materials, is preferred. An appreciation for or knowledge of American Folk Music is beneficial. Current students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are highly motivated and detail oriented with effective written and verbal communication skills. A resume and cover letter are required for application. Please include days/hours of availability in your cover letter and contact information for three references at the end of your resume.

Contact Information: Please email complete applications to Tiffany Colannino at by May 4th, 2010.

Repository Description: Established in 1996, the Woody Guthrie Archives holds the largest collection of Woody Guthrie material in the world, and has provided source material for many award winning publications, special projects, exhibitions, and films. Most recently, the Woody Guthrie Archives assisted in the production of the 2008 Grammy Award winning recording “The Live Wire” which features a never-before-heard 1949 live Guthrie performance that the Archives received as a donation in the late-1990s.

The Archives contains over 15,000 items including original song lyrics, notebooks and diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, artwork, films, and audio recordings which document Guthrie’s life and artistry as musician, writer, illustrator, and political activist.

Additional information about the Woody Guthrie Archives can be found by visiting:
Tiffany Colannino
Woody Guthrie Archives

125-131 East Main Street, Suite 200
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
T: (914) 864-1789
F: (914) 864-1790

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fellowship - Yale preservation

2010/11 IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship

Preservation Department

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration: 9 months from date of hire; non-renewable

Expected start: November 1, 2010

The University and the Library
One of the world's leading research libraries, Yale University Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale University Library and its collections and services, visit

The Preservation Department
The Yale University Library Preservation Department, started in 1971, is one of the oldest in the country. Responsible for the long-term care of the rich and unique record of human thought and creativity contained in the Yale University Library collections, it has strong administrative support and has played a major role in the development of the preservation field. The Department consists of units covering special and general collections conservation and reformatting collections, with system wide responsibilities for: the treatment of rare and special collections materials and circulating materials; mass deacidification; and staff and user education and consultation on wide variety of preservation concerns. For more information, visit

Position Description

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program has awarded funds to The New York Public Library and Yale University Library for a series of eight (8) nine-month preservation administration fellowships over the next three years. The Yale University Library’s Preservation Department will be hosting three of these fellowships, one per year. The purpose of the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship is to develop twenty-first century preservation administrators by giving qualified candidates the opportunity to apply administrative skills in preservation in the context of a large research library with a comprehensive preservation program. These skills will be directed toward specific preservation administration projects, preventive / treatment / reformatting / outreach projects, and broader administrative activities.

Under the direction of the Director of Preservation Department / Chief Preservation Officer, the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow will spend time learning the operations of and working in each Preservation Department unit. The selected candidate will have a special project to complete, which may be a collection condition survey; assessing current preservation procedures and needs; assisting in preparation of a grant proposal; or other appropriate projects, based on the Fellow’s experience and interests. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in planning sessions, policy discussions, and other library-wide preservation-related activities. Will require travel to: NYPL, University of Connecticut at Storrs (field work), and select programs/meetings outside of the northeastern United States. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus of Yale University located in West Haven, CT.

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and advanced certificate in preservation administration and/or equivalent demonstrated knowledge of preservation administration theory and practice, including current preservation, conservation, and reformatting practices and techniques for library and archival materials through prior relevant experience. Knowledge of the history of books, papermaking, and the problems and causes of book and paper deterioration. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated computer and technology skills in a variety of workstation, web and online bibliographic applications. Ability to work in a complex and changing environment with diverse staff and users.

The IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references should be sent to Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor & Staffing Representative, at, no later than July 12, 2010. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “IMLS Preservation Fellowship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter. Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. The IMLS Fellowship is a nine (9) month fellowship at Yale, and will receive an award of $39,390 prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

CFP: Library Management Tips That Work

CFP: Library Management Tips That Work (ALA Book Chapter)

Book publisher: American Library Association

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

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about librarians as managers. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, sidebars by librarians based on successful management employing innovation. Those accepted will receive complimentary copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2400-2500 words; or two chapters divided to total 2400-2500 words. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: staff flex hours, financial planning, administration skills, public relations, time management, library boards, partnering, library manuals, professional ethics, innovative technology, handling employees, volunteers.

To receive a “go-ahead”, please e-mail 3-4 topics each described in 2 sentences by April 23, 2010 along with a 85-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need a separate bio. You will be contacted as
soon as possible telling you which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn’t guarantee acceptance. Please place MANAGEMENT/your name on the subject line to:



Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2010
Guest Editor: Jeffrey Pomerantz, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Enormous quantities of data are constantly being produced and stored electronically: the volume of born-digital data far outstrips print, mass digitization efforts are being launched by institutions of all kinds, and personal devices that can capture images and video are commonplace. In this new environment, it is becoming increasingly clear that libraries, archives, and museums – indeed, cultural heritage institutions of all types – face shared challenges. In response, these disciplines – library and information science, archival studies, and museum studies – increasingly share overlapping educational goals. Only in the past five years or so, however, have significant efforts been launched in these programs to develop curricula to identify and meet these educational goals. We encourage researchers and educators in any of these or related disciplines to discuss the development, implementation, or evaluation of entire curricula, individual courses, or professional development programs to meet these educational goals, in the Winter 2011 issue of JELIS (Volume 52, no. 1).

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit an abstract for the paper on or before April 30, 2010. Both research and conceptual papers are welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 150 words, and should succinctly state the scope, objectives, and conclusions of the paper, as well as methodology and results, as appropriate. The guest editor will review the abstracts and provide suggestions and feedback by May 15, 2010. The deadline for submission of full manuscripts will be June 30, 2010. The JELIS submission guidelines are available at Full manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind review process. Authors will be notified of the referees’ decisions by September 1, 2010, and final revisions will be due October 1, 2010. Selected papers will be published in the Volume 52, no. 1 in Winter 2011.

Inquiries and abstract submissions can be forwarded electronically to:

Jeffrey Pomerantz
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CFP - LITA Guides

Call for Authors for LITA Guides (Neal-Schuman)

LITA is looking for authors for the following LITA Guides to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishing.

Getting started with cloud computing
Getting started with GIS
Guide to technology planning in libraries
How to write a technology grant

Authors receive a royalty for their work. The turnaround time for publication is relatively short.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in authoring one of these guides or have a proposal of your own.

You can email me directly of fill out the form at:

I’ll also be available at ALA if you are interested in working out a proposal together or just to chat about what you have in mind.


Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Ph.D.
LITA Acquisitions Editor
Professor, University Libraries
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel. 973-275-2223, Fax 973-761-9432

CFP - International Symposium on Peer Reviewing

This is the purpose of The 2nd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2010 ( being organized in the context of The SUMMER 4th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2010 (, which will be held on June 29th - July 2nd, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Deadlines for ISPR 2010
May 4th, 2010, for papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals
May 18th, 2010: Authors Notification
June 1st, 2010: Camera ready, final version.

ISPR 2010 Organizing Committee is planning to include in the symposium program 1) sessions with formal presentations, and/or 2) informal conversational sessions, and/or 3) hybrid sessions, which will have formal presentations first and informal conversations later.

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library

A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence

Digital libraries focus on storing and organizing digital objects according to various scopes and facets. Intelligent access to these objects are provided through metadata/semantic-based or content-based search engine according to users’ requirements. Semantic services enhance the organization of digital objects to facilitate their access, the exploitation of their structure and meaning for both humans and machines. Semantic digital libraries require database management systems for the handling of structured data, taking into consideration the models used to represent semantics. To foster the realization of the semantic digital library, metadata models, ontology models, and query languages have been combined to realize digital library services.

However, technologies for semantic digital libraries such as database engines, RDF data store, topic maps servers, SPARQL queries, and RDFS/OWL ontologies and folksonomies often appear to be immature. Solid semantic management layer concepts, architectures, and tools are important to everyone in the semantic digital library ecosystem, and creating them requires a strong community, with a critical mass of involvement. This special issue focuses on two main issues:

* the evolution of semantic digital libraries as a knowledge environment with digital library services and
* semantic digital libraries for improving user experiences.

The goal of the special issue is to bring out the best practices, current research and promising trends in the semantic digital library.

Papers may address issues along general themes, which include but are not limited to the following:

* Semantic digital library information visualisation
* Multilingual multimedia content management
* Search, retrieval and browsing interfaces to all forms of multilingual digital content
* Managing collaborative semantic digital library collections
* Cultural heritage semantic preservation
* Natural interaction of users with the semantic digital library
* Case studies of user needs and behaviours, and user experiences
* Novel semantic digital library content and use environments
* Semantic digital library open access publishing and copyright management
* Social networking and semantic digital library Systems

Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 September, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 November, 2010
Revised paper due: 15 December, 2010
Submission of final revised paper: 30 December, 2010

CFP: ACRL National Conference

CFP: ACRL National Conference March 30th-April 2nd 2011, Philadelphia, PA

ACRL National Conference March 30th-April 2nd 2011, Philadelphia, PA
Call for Proposals: Contributed Papers
Proposal deadline: Monday, May 10th

The Call for Conference Participation, featuring descriptions of Conference Tracks, Session Formats, Proposal Requirements, and the Online Proposal Submission Form, can be found here:

Contributed Paper Session Format Details
The Contributed Papers Committee invites research and position papers that challenge current assumptions and provoke conference participants to think creatively about issues facing academic and research librarians. Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on a compelling problem or issue in one or more of the conference tracks. Research papers should highlight the problem, results, and conclusions while very briefly touching on method.

In an effort to maximize interactivity and to provide more opportunities for participation, papers will be grouped in threes, and each paper must be delivered in a maximum of twelve minutes, with an additional seven minutes for questions (20 minutes total) within a 60–minute time slot for all three papers. Completed papers should be about 2,500 words and should be scholarly, well organized, clearly written, and rigorously argued. Completed papers must be provided no later than December 19, 2010.

For more details:

Questions about Contributed Paper submissions should be directed to:
Marie L. Radford,
Lisa M. Stillwell,

Call for Reviewers – Music Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Reviewers – Music Reference Services Quarterly

Music Reference Services Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, seeks reviewers for its book review column. This column provides music librarians with critical reviews of current books and other media that address music subjects. Reviewers in all musical specialties are welcome, and we particularly welcome reviewers with expertise in 19th century music and the Twentieth-century American folk music movement.

If you would like to write reviews for Music Reference Services Quarterly, please send me a short biographical paragraph via e-mail outlining your scholarly and/or professional interests and the kinds of books you would like to review. We publish approximately five reviews per issue.

Michael Duffy
Book Review Editor
Music Reference Services Quarterly

CFP - "Biz of Acq" column of Against the Grain

Call for Articles: "Biz of Acq" column of Against the Grain

Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-oriented library journal. Its goal is to provide acquisitions librarians in all types of libraries, and information sellers, with current information on events in the field, and practical insights into acquisitions techniques and processes. The "Biz of Acq" column features discussions of key acquisitions topics by working librarians.

Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Acq" articles include:

--Acquiring MP3's, scores, and e-scores.
--Streamlining e-resource management with an ERM system.
--Selecting an e-book platform.
--Acquiring e-books.
--Acquiring e-book readers and e-books for them.
--Acquisitions role in Digital Collections/Institutional Repositories.
--Acquisitions role in e-reserves.
--Finding and selecting vendors and vendor comparison and assessment.
--The technology of acquisitions e.g. library systems, databases, spreadsheets, the web, etc.
--Workflow analysis.
--Managing accounting and accounts.
--Acquisitions/Cataloging workflows e.g. exporting at point of order, purchasing bibliographic records with materials, the impact of cataloging considerations on the decision to purchase databases, etc.

Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).
Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.


If you are interested in writing for "Biz of Acq", please contact the editor:

Michelle Flinchbaugh
Acquisitions Librarian
Albin O. Kuhn Library
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-6754
Fax: (410) 455-1598

CFP - Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection

Call for Manuscripts: Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection

A world society transforming to an environment for continuous learning as technological developments enhance accessing information brings new challenges to library management and high expectations for aspiring managerial candidates.

If the opportunity to write or produce a book reflecting current thinking on various aspects of management appeals to you please contact the series editor. If you would prefer consideration as a chapter author please indicate this with your subject interest and your name will be placed on a list for consideration by an editor.

The series editor is the first of a group assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and production of your book. The series editor works with you through the entire process while other editors provide specific guidance for some matters. Consider the advantages this process offers whether you have experience or are a first time book author or editor. Qualified professional assistance will address any issue. This invitation is open to everyone anywhere who is interested. Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Contact series editor: Gerard McCabe E: T: 410-487-6872

CFP - Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places

Call for Papers: Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places

Edited by Michael Dudley

Public libraries are at the forefront of a number of significant and pressing urban and environmental sustainability issues, and are evolving a leadership role in addressing these through sustainable urban design practices, contributions to economic regeneration and a commitment to social equity. From the economic renewal potential of library development projects, to the provision of public space in a privatizing world, to services for the homeless and crisis management during urban disasters, public libraries are a keystone public institution for any sustainable community. While there is a long tradition in the library literature arguing for the public library’s role in addressing urban social problems, the gravity of our contemporary social, environmental and economic crises constitutes a renewed and urgent imperative for such an engagement.

The book Public Libraries and Resilient Cities will explore the vital role that public libraries can play in the promotion of ecologically, economically and socially sustainable communities in challenging times. It will introduce librarians and library administrators to key urban planning concepts as well as current thinking on sustainability issues, and share success stories in urban resilience from library practitioners.

Ultimately, the book will outline how public libraries can contribute to “placemaking,” or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities that can provide intergenerational equity for their residents.

This project will be an ALA Editions release with expected publication in late 2011 or early 2012.
Paper themes/topics will include:

The Public Library and Socially Sustainable Communities
How public libraries have been dealing with unfolding social equity issues in economically trying times, and within the context of an increasingly diverse urban society e.g., homelessness, multicultural constituencies, ensuring free speech, serving the needs of inner city users, newcomers, urban Indigenous peoples, etc.

The Public Library and Ecologically Sustainable Communities
How the design, location, infrastructure, programming, collection, administration and procurement decisions made by public libraries can promote environmental sustainability, both internally and within the community.

The Public Library and Economically Sustainable Communities
The potential for public libraries to contribute to economic development, neighborhood revitalization and local economic resilience will be explored in this chapter. This will include consideration of both downtown library building development projects and ongoing community-based activities in neighborhood branches.

The Public Library and Crisis
Extreme weather, energy depletion, and economic meltdowns are transforming -- or are threatening to transform -- our urban society. How have public libraries begun preparing? How should they respond in the future? What constraints will libraries face and how might these be overcome?

The Public Library and Placemaking
How can public libraries contribute to urban regeneration and the making of genuine, sustainable urban “places”? What are the current public engagement practices in library planning? How can public librarians contribute to addressing urban quality of life and environmental issues? How can librarians and city planners collaborate on addressing these issues?

I am seeking submissions between 1,500 – 2,500 words from librarians, library administrators, public administrators or city planners highlighting recent experiences / best practices / partnerships related to these issues in the public library context. Essays should be aimed at practitioners and emphasize practical considerations and solutions, rather than theoretical explorations. Please submit a statement of interest or abstract by May 31st, 2010.

Final paper submission deadline: January 7th, 2011.

Please contact me at m(dot)dudley(at)uwinnipeg(dot)ca

About the Editor

Michael Dudley is a Research Associate and Library Coordinator at the Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) at the University of Winnipeg. He has graduate degrees in both Library and Information Studies and City Planning and teaches urban sustainability courses at the University of Winnipeg and is an adjunct professor with the City Planning Department at the University of Manitoba. Michael serves on the editorial boards of both Plan Canada and Progressive Planning magazines and is the book review editor for the Canadian Journal of Urban Research. He is a regular book reviewer for The Winnipeg Free Press and contributes editorials for the urban planning website Planetizen ( and the IUS “CityStates” weblog (

Free membership - Freedom to Read Foundation

CHICAGO – The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is offering free one-year memberships to students graduating from ALA-accredited MLS and MLIS programs and from school library media programs recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), an educational unit accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

To take advantage of this offer, students can, within 3 months of their graduation, download a membership form at and mail, fax or e-mail it to the Freedom to Read Foundation.

“We are very excited to offer this gift to new librarians,” said FTRF president Kent Oliver. “By becoming members of the Freedom to Read Foundation, these professionals will be helping the librarians and library supporters who are on the front lines defending intellectual freedom as well as vital First Amendment litigation that helps uphold many of the core values of librarianship. Offering these free memberships is our way of encouraging the long-term support of the organization and the intellectual freedom principles it upholds.”

As benefits of their membership, the graduates will receive the Freedom to Read Foundation’s quarterly newsletter, and be eligible to vote in the annual trustee election and attend FTRF member receptions.

The Freedom to Read Foundation, an affiliated organization of the American Library Association, was founded in 1969 to promote and defend the right of individuals to freely express ideas and to access information in libraries and elsewhere. FTRF fulfills its mission through the disbursement of grants to individuals and groups, primarily for the purpose of aiding them in litigation, and through direct participation in litigation dealing with freedom of speech and of the press.

Question? Contact Jonathan Kelley at or (800) 545-2433 x4226.

CFP - Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration

Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration

Over the past few years, awareness of the importance of outside-of-class learning has continued to increase, as well as concern for whole student development and integrative learning opportunities. The emergence of learning commons and other collaborative ventures demonstrates the power of partnering to address student learning and development.

Partnerships between libraries and academic departments or academic services are often treated in the literature. This book fills a gap by exploring how librarians and student affairs professionals can expand their reach through collaborative programming and other joint efforts.
The book will explore the opportunities to create stronger campus environments for student growth and development inherent library and student affairs collaborations.

This book will include two parts. The first part will be a critical introduction and three chapters providing an overview of the student affairs/library collaboration. The second half will be devoted to case studies of successful collaborations. We seek submissions from writing partners/teams for the second half of the book. Writing partners/teams will be composed of at least one student affairs professional and at least one librarian. All authors should be able to speak equally and with experience about their collaboration. We hope that the chapters in this book will demonstrate the potential for shared vision that can be used to further the value inherent in such collaborative approaches. Our goal is a book with appeal to student affairs professionals and librarians.

Proposals for this book should examine both the practical and theoretical aspects of the collaboration. These include (but are not limited to)

* student development philosophies and their role
* creation and shaping of best practices through collaboration
* assessment models that have emerged in the collaboration
* involvement of students as program leaders
* establishing boundaries and sharing responsibilities
* the theoretical and historical underpinnings for the collaboration
* campus politics and strategic positioning for collaboration
* staffing models
* power relationships
* evidence of effectiveness and specific program outcomes

If you are interested in contributing to this book, please send your proposal to the editors, Melissa Wong ( and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (, by June 1, 2010.

Your proposal should include

* the names of the writing partners and their titles
* the name of your institution with a brief description (e.g., size, public, population, comprehensive)
* a brief (250 words or less) description of your collaboration.

We will notify you of the status of your proposal before July 1, 2010.
The deadline for completed submissions is October 1, 2010.

About the Editors

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is coordinator for information literacy services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and associate professor for library administration. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and a member of the Immersion Program Faculty of the Institute for Information Literacy. Lisa is the current Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Lisa is widely published and her most recent publication is “The Future of Information Literacy” in The Information Literacy Instruction Handbook (ACRL, 2008).
Melissa Wong is a library consultant and adjunct faculty member in the library and information sciences schools at San Jose State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Melissa formerly served as Library Director at Marymount College, California, a private, liberal arts college in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. She is the author of “Encyclopedias” in the forthcoming Reference and information services:
An introduction, edited by Bopp and Smith.
Lisa and Melissa co-developed and co-teach a course entitled “Higher Education and Information Professionals” for library and information science program the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and are co-developing an ACRL e-learning web course on librarians collaborating with student affairs professionals.

Workshop - Music cataloging

Music Cataloging with Richard Smiraglia

When: June 14 – June 18th 2010
Where: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

This five-day workshop is designed for those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of the bibliographic control of music materials (scores, sound recordings, videorecordings) and their inherent bibliographic characteristics. Participants will gain experience working with the special problems of descriptive cataloging, authority control, subject analysis and classification of music materials. Working on site in the UWM Music Library, participants will experience a wide variety of problems in the description of music materials, and in the use of music reference sources for solving authority control problems including the construction of music uniform titles and music subject headings. Participants will work with AACR2 and LCRI and the MARC21 bibliographic format. RDA’s provisions for music materials will be reviewed as well. Participants will work with LCSH, relevant portions of the Subject Cataloging Manual and both DDC, and LCC for classifying music. Participants are also encouraged to bring real problems from their workplaces for group analysis. There also will be an overview of the requirements for the effective retrieval of music materials.

Registration Fee: $1500
For more registration and lodging information please go to:

Scholarship - Sharing Success: Educating Professional Leaders in School and Public Youth Services Librarianship

Sharing Success: Educating Professional Leaders in School and Public Youth Services Librarianship

Full-Tuition Scholarships Still Available!
Last Chance to Apply: June 15, 2010 (for Fall 2010 semester start)

Educating Professional Leaders in School and Public Youth Services Librarianship

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is awarding a limited number of two-year FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS to outstanding and diverse students who already hold a master’s degree, have a strong interest in YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIANSHIP, and are admitted to the GSLIS Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) program for Fall 2010. (Deadline for application: June 15, 2010.)


Sharing Success will allow outstanding library practitioners to FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING related to youth services librarianship. In addition, the program will provide institutional support for these students to DEVELOP CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS for other professionals. Through these activities, Sharing Success will help broaden the base of youth services librarians who can provide quality continuing education for their practitioner peers in school and public libraries and contribute to best practices and research in this field.

Students selected for Sharing Success will ideally represent diverse populations. They will also have either significant experience in youth services or substantial experience in another area of librarianship and demonstrate a commitment to changing their career focus to the area of youth services.

The Sharing Success CAS is a 40-CREDIT HOUR DEGREE PROGRAM open to professionals who hold a master’s degree in library and information science or a closely related field and desire to update their skills, gain greater specialization in their professional training, or redirect their careers from one area to another. Students complete 32-credit hours of coursework with the remaining 8-credit hours devoted to an independent final project.

As part of their CAS work, Sharing Success students will complete a research project that relates to youth services and develop a continuing education workshop based on this research. They will present their research-in-progress or completed workshops to an audience of GSLIS students and faculty as well as to their target audience of youth services practitioners. During each of the two years that students receive tuition funding, Sharing Success students will also receive funding to support travel to professional conferences.

Sharing Success is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Would you like to learn more?

Up-to-date information about Sharing Success is available at

Application requirements and procedures are available at

Please pass this information along to anyone who might be interested.
A PDF flyer is available for download at

Questions? E-mail

Thank you!

Mikki Smith
Doctoral Student
Coordinator, Sharing Success
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Free webinars - data curation

The Greater Western Library Alliance is providing a series of three free webinars on the topic of data curation. The webinars will be conducted using “Wimba” webinar software. No pre-registration is
necessary. The webinar login address is:

At the login page, select “Participant”. If you haven’t accessed Wimba before, you’ll need to run the “Wizard” setup (even if you have entered Wimba before, it’s recommend to run the “Wizard”). It takes (1
– 4) minutes for the software to confirm the participant’s system compatibility, so allow time accordingly; we recommended that you login at least ten minutes prior to the presentation. The “Wizard” has (5) checks to walk through; all that’s required is to press ‘next’ (there is an ‘audio test’). In order to use the audio function,
you’ll need a headset, or a computer with both ‘mic’ and ‘speakers’.

Each of the webinars will be recorded. After each session, a URL will be posted to mailing lists where the series was announced.

Presentation Details:

1. Big Picture Overview of Data Curation, Thursday May 6, 12-1:30 EST

Over this decade, increasingly more people are viewing research data as an asset requiring proper management and long-term stewardship. This outlook is a major cultural shift from the perspective that
knowledge outputs such as journal articles and books are the sole treasures of research. One consequence is that librarians in research institutions are now having to consider how to incorporate data as a library resource. Chuck Humphrey’s presentation provides an introduction to basic data concepts relevant to librarians. Topics to be discussed include how to differentiate research data from everything else that is digital, how lifecycle data management helps us better deal with data as a resource, how collections remain
important in managing data and how levels of service can be defined for data.

It is important to understand data curation within the larger scholarly communication context, and then to identify opportunities and capacities where librarians can and should find a role to engage.

Given a definition that ranges from managing to archiving to preserving data along the data lifecycle, there are various points where data curation services can be pursued by librarians: at a point of research initiation (articulating the problem and pursuing funding), at a point of recent or ongoing research (organization
within the lab), at a point where a larger community needs to be engaged (broadening access), and at a point where time scale is important (archiving and preserving in a repository). D. Scott Brant will discuss the role of librarians in pursuing and engaging in these data curation activities with specific examples presented.


Charles (Chuck) Humphrey has been the Head of the Data Library at the University of Alberta since 1992 and began a data library service in 1980 in the University’s academic computing centre while employed as a
statistical consultant. In 2000, Mr. Humphrey also assumed responsibility for the implementation and management of a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) at the University of Alberta, which is a data enclave for Statistics Canada confidential data. As the Academic Director of the RDC, he oversees the operations of this facility and serves on the RDC National Coordinating Committee.

D. Scott Brandt is a professor of library science and associate dean for research in the Purdue University Libraries. Primarily he helps guide the Libraries’ research and facilitates participation in sponsored funding (e.g., NSF, IMLS, local seed grants)—-since April 2005, Purdue librarians have participated in more than 70 grant applications with more than 80 faculty across campus. As acting director of the Distributed Data Curation Center, he overseesinvestigation into curation issues of organizing, discovery and access to, and archiving research data in complex environments. Prior to arriving at Purdue in 1993 he was associate head of the Science and Engineering Libraries at MIT, and is the author of Teaching Technology (2002) and Unix in Libraries (1991).

2. What kinds of data are libraries managing, how are they doing it and with what staff?, Tuesday June 1, 12-1:30 EST

After giving a brief background summary of what the MIT Libraries are doing, Anne Graham and Amy Stout will discuss issues surrounding starting a data management program and provide an overview of what
libraries need to know before starting a data management program. They will discuss the following topics from a subject librarian perspective:

* How does your library system operate?
* Are you better off starting your program from the top-down or using a grassroots approach?
* Making contact with your faculty and finding out what they need
* Learning about data and e-science
* Developing relationships across departments that will facilitate your offering of services to people outside the library system

Sayeed Choudhury will discuss early experiences related to the Data Conservancy, one of two current awards through NSF’s DataNet program. Choudhury will speak specifically about the types of data being
considered for the early prototype development, the initial technical architecture, and the new duties or skill sets that are being developed as a result of these activities.


Anne Graham is Civil and Environmental Engineering Librarian and GIS Liaison and Amy Stout is Computer Science Librarian at MIT Libraries. Both Anne and Amy have been working on starting data services at the
MIT Libraries. This includes educating faculty, students and lab managers about “best practices” for data management as well as initiating projects that encourage faculty to look to the libraries for the stewardship of their data.

G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins, a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources. He is a member of the ICPSR Council and DuraSpace Board.

3. What is happening at GWLA Libraries and what are next steps for GWLA?, Thursday July 1, 12-1:30 EST

Presenters from several GWLA libraries will provide 5 minute presentations on what is happening at their institutions, at what stage they are at with data curation, and what they see as a possible GWLA role. Presentations will be followed by discussion about possible next steps for GWLA and potential areas of collaboration among GWLA libraries regarding data curation.

Speakers: GWLA members involved in data curation [an OSU wiki will be updated as GWLA speakers are confirmed for the 3rd webinar:|../x/0wV9


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

CFP - 2011 ALISE Annual Conference

2011 ALISE Annual Conference: Competitiveness and Innovation

Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 7 - San Diego, CA

Call for Juried Paper Proposals

Deadline for Extended abstracts (maximum 1,000 words): July 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2010

This call for juried paper proposals seeks original contributions including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, best practices, think pieces, and critical essays that contribute to elaboration of the conference theme of competitiveness and innovation in library and information science. More information on the conference theme can be found at:

Submission to this call for paper proposals must not have been previously published. There are no restrictions on research methodology. Alternative perspectives, creative and no-conventional responses to library and information science education concerns within the context of competitiveness and innovation are welcome and expected! We look forward to your proposals and participation with great anticipation!

Conference juried paper proposals accepted for presentation at the conference, which are developed into full papers, are eligible for consideration for the JELIS "best papers" conference issue. Deadline for submission of full papers for possible publication in JELIS will be March 1, 2011.

Instructions for submitting Extended Abstracts for presentation at the ALISE 2011 Conference:

Extended abstracts should include the following:

• Title of the paper

• Names, affiliations, and contact information of the authors and one author to be designated as the contact for the paper

• Up to 1,000 word description of the proposed paper.

The Conference Juried Paper Proposals Committee Chair will send an acknowledgement of all abstracts received and applicants will be informed of the Committee's decisions by September 15, 2010. Conference presentation time slots will be published in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2011 conference.

Submit abstracts in PDF or WORD format by July 15, 2010 to Melissa Gross, The Florida State University,

Travel grant - Library, Archives and Special Collections Travel and Research Grant Program

Penn State Harrisburg Library, Archives and Special Collections Travel and Research Grant Program, 2010-2011
from Dolores' List of CFPs
Call for Applications

Penn State Harrisburg is pleased to offer, for the third
consecutive year, a grant program to support visiting
scholars and graduate students who need to use materials
held by Archives and Special Collections in the Penn State
Harrisburg Library.

The travel and research grant program encourages scholarly
use of the repository's premier collection, the Alice
Marshall Women's History Collection, considered to be one
of the largest privately-compiled research collections on
women's history in the United States.

One grant will be awarded with a stipend between $500 and
$3,000 to cover travel, overnight accommodations, and other
research-related expenses. Research topics are not limited
to women's history, but they must require significant use of
the repository's holdings.

IS FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010. Recipients will be notified by
early June 2010.

For more information and to access the grant guidelines and
an application form, please visit
or contact Heidi N. Abbey, humanities reference librarian
and archivist, via email at, or by phone
at 717-948-6056.

Travel grant - Library History Seminar XII

LHRT is providing free registration and travel reimbursement grants of up to $350 each, for two graduate students or new professionals who wish to attend Library History Seminar XII (LHS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 10-12, 2010. Library History Seminar is a multi-day, academic conference focused on the history of libraries and librarianship, offered only once every five years. For more information about the conference, see the LHS web site, .

Any student or new professional (less than 3 years' experience) interested in a grant must fill out the application form, submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and provide at least one letter
of recommendation from a faculty member, employer, or professional colleague. For application forms, see links on LHRT's award page,, or the links at the bottom of this message.

All application materials are due no later than **June 1, 2010**. Send applications, transcripts, and letters to Bernadette A. Lear, LHRT Chair, Penn State Harrisburg Library, 351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA
17057. Or you may e-mail: . You may also direct questions and concerns to Bernadette.

Feel free to forward this opportunity to students and colleagues!

Conference - Access Services Conference 2010

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2010, Innovative Approaches to Access Services. This year's event will be held at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA from November 10-12, 2010.

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. The conference is focused primarily on academic libraries but we welcome participation and proposals from all types of libraries.

We invite program proposals from March 8 until 5pm, May 14, 2010. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 50 minute segment. 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 of 300 words or less with the program title, your name, title, and affiliation. Please also note if your proposal is for a single presenter, panel, or roundtable discussion. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by June 1, 2010. In order to submit a proposal, please go to "Call for Proposals" on the conference website to submit your proposal.

Please direct any questions to

Catherine Jannik Downey

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

Denita Hampton

CFP - Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for Fall and Winter publication. Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

• cooperative purchasing and shared collections
• consortial delivery systems
• shared storage facilities
• administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia
• training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia
• use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management
• selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software
• copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve
• aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping
• interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials
• special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries
• new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 7, 2010 for late Fall publication and August 9, 2010 for Winter 2011 publication. For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: . Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at .

Rebecca Donlan, MLS
Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Assistant Director, Collection Management
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
(239) 590-7641 voice

Associate Editor:
Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
(239) 590-7602 voice

CFP - Multimedia Services and Streaming for Mobile Devices


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2010

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: August 1, 2010

Multimedia Services and Streaming for Mobile Devices: Challenges and Innovations

A book edited by Dr. Elsa Macias and Dr. Alvaro Suarez

University of Las Palmas de G.C., Spain

To be published by IGI Global:


Multimedia services include the processing and communication of image, audio and text that must accomplish soft real time deadlines. Multimedia services are also the basis of prominent businesses. A mobile device (ultra-small-mobile-computer) allows its user to communicate multimedia information in any place and time. These devices currently represent the perfect vehicle for the convergence between Telecommunication and Computer Communication. This convergence leads to new rich multimedia interfaces for services like Videoconference, VoIP, Instant Messaging and Gaming. It is easy to recognize the need for more research in this scenario. Therefore, there exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide new insights in this area of research to young and experimented researchers as well as technical company's members. We want to collect tutorials, surveys, case descriptions and original contributions that address up-to-date research findings and business success cases in multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. Another objective is to provide scholars and practitioners involved in this area with the most updated reference on a wide range of related topics.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book would be those interested in various aspects of multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. This book is meant to be accessible to audiences including researchers, developers, engineers, and innovators working in multimedia services or mobile devices. The largest audience will be the academics, industry professionals and researchers who aspire to learn the recent progress and future trends of multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. This book can also serve as a solid advanced-level supplement to media processing and communications courses for senior undergraduates and postgraduates.

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

Fundamentals of multimedia services and streaming media

Fundamentals of mobile devices and multimedia operating systems

Novel architectures and protocols for multimedia services and streaming media

Media resource adaptation for multimedia services and streaming media

Wireless/mobile multimedia services and media streaming

Multimedia services and streaming media over heterogeneous networks

Design and deployment of practical streaming media systems on mobile devices

Commercial implementations of current and coming mobile telephones

QoS and QoE mechanisms

Multimedia services and 4G

Wireless sensors and mobile devices for multimedia services

Location based multimedia services

Descriptions of innovations in mobile devices for multimedia services and streaming

Future trends and promising directions in multimedia services and streaming media

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2010, a 2-3 pages chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 15, 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," and "IGI Publishing" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.

Important Dates:

May 31, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline

June 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance

August 1, 2010: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2010: Review Result Returned

December 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission

January 10, 2011: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Elsa Macias

Campus Universitario de Tafira -

- Edificio de Electrónica y Telecomunicación -

- Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tel.: +34 928 451239 • Fax: +34 928 451380


CFP - Journal of Information Technology Research

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR). Special Issue on "Medical Diagnosis Systems"
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Call For Papers - Special Issue

Submission Due Date: June 30, 2010

Special Issue On Medical Diagnosis Systems

Guest Editors:

- Alejandro Rodríguez-González (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

- Miguel Angel Mayer (Barcelona Medical Association, Spain)


From the early 1970s, several diagnosis systems were introduced to assist physicians in the diagnosis process. Most of these systems were focused on concrete artificial intelligence techniques related to statistics and probabilistic-like Bayesian networks, probabilistic reasoning, and so forth. Today, there are several new artificial intelligence techniques that can be fully exploited to help the research and development of clinical decision support systems oriented to diagnosis. This diagnosis process can be of several types depending on the scope that appears to be covered: from the diagnosis of very concrete pathologies to the diagnosis of the most common diseases.

Objective of the Special Issue

The idea of this special issue is to invite researchers in the eHealth field, as well as those related to the development of diagnosis systems in medicine covering novel techniques of diagnosis, to submit their work. This special issue aims to receive research papers containing accurate evaluation, data validation, and innovation about the techniques used (new techniques, mixed techniques, etc.). Special attention will be paid to those papers where the research discusses the development of diagnosis systems to help general practitioners or to those medicine specialties that most literature fails cover.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Computer-aided diagnosis

- Evaluation methods of diagnosis systems

- Evaluation and/or comparative of actual diagnosis systems

- Hand-held computing applications in medicine

- Knowledge-based & decision support systems

- Medical databases & information systems

- Multimedia biomedical databases

- Signal and image processing in medicine

- Telemedicine systems

- Use of AI techniques to the generation of multidisciplinary diagnosis systems


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Medical Diagnosis Systems on or before June 30, 2010. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at, submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Alejandro Rodríguez- González & Miguel Angel Mayer

Guest Editors


JITR Special Issue Page:

CFP - International Students and Academic Libraries

International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success
from Dolores' List of CFPs


Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010
Editors: Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, San Diego State University
Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

Have you developed programs or services for international students at your
academic library? If so, the editors of this upcoming volume to be published
by the Association of College & Research Libraries would like the hear from
you! We are looking for approximately 10-15 case studies to illustrate
successful initiatives that support the library, research, and information
literacy needs of international students.

Introduction: According to data in the Open Doors 2008 report, the number of
international students studying on U.S. campuses is at an all-time high.
Approximately 7% of U.S. college students are international students (national
average), while on some campuses, as many as 22% of the total student body is
international. These students bring with them special skills and insights, but
they also present unique challenges for our educational systems. Libraries can
play a critical role in connecting these foreign students, not only to our
universities and colleges, but also to the information literacy skills they
will need to succeed. Many students have not previously had librarians
available to assist with their research. It is therefore critical that we
clarify the role that librarians can play in their educational careers.

Objective of the Book: This book will present case studies of academic library
initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs
of international students. The target audience of this book will be other
librarians, like you, who have a desire to more effectively reach out to
international students on their campuses. The case studies will offer varied
perspectives and replicable ideas about how to encourage international students
to use the library and break down barriers to their success.

Suggested Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Library Orientation to International Students
• Instruction/Information Literacy to International Students
• Outreach Programs Targeted to International Students
• Library Collections for International Students
• Reference Services for International Students
• Programs for International Graduate Students
• Web Resources and Distance Education for International Students
• Marketing Library Resources to International Students
• Multilingualism in Library Instruction and Outreach
• Collaboration with International Student Organizations
• Celebrating Diversity for the Benefit of International and National
Students in the Library
• Assessment of International Student Learning

Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 30, 2010. Academic
library professionals are invited to submit their proposal of not more than 2
pages. Your proposal should include: 1) the names and contact information for
all authors (identify a main contact); 2) a clear description of the academic
library initiative for international students you are proposing for the case
study; 3) a brief description of your academic institution; and, 4) information
about the author(s) showing his/her qualifications for writing the case
study/chapter. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by July 31, 2011. Accepted authors will have until
January 31, 2011 to prepare their case study chapters of approximately
4000-6000 words. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by the editors.
Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals.
This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing in August 2011 by the
Association of College and Research Libraries, however, we are hoping for early
completion in time for ALA in June 2011. For additional information regarding
the publisher, please visit

If you would like to see a recent ACRL publication of case studies to more
fully understand the style of this book, please take a look at:
Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and
University Students Online (Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, editors) or
Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries (Laura B. Cohen, editor).

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Pamela Jackson, Information Literacy Librarian
Library and Information Access, LA1101C
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Tel: 619-594-3809

CFP - International Journal of e-Collaboration

International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC)

Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association


Mission of IJeC:

The mission of the International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC) is to publish papers that address the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, assess the behavioral impacts of e-collaboration technologies on individuals and groups, and present theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technologies and behavioral patterns. This journal emphasizes technologies that include Web-based chat tools, Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs, collaborative writing tools, group decision support systems, teleconferencing suites, workflow automation systems, and document management technologies.

Coverage of IJeC:

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

Analysis of different research methods and their impact on the study of e-collaboration technologies in organizations

Collaborative writing tools

Comprehensive reviews of previous studies on e-collaboration technologies in organizations

Design and evaluation of asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) in organizational setting

Design and evaluation of intelligent e-collaboration technologies in organizational settings

Design, implementation, and assessment of e-business solutions that include e-collaboration features

E-collaboration technologies impact on individuals and society

E-collaboration technologies impact on knowledge management and organizational learning

E-collaboration technologies support for distributed process reengineering and process improvement

E-collaboration technologies support for quality certification programs

E-collaboration technologies support for the creation of virtual teams and virtual organizations



Organizational and national culture as moderating factors in the adoption and use of e-collaboration technologies in organizations

Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools

Web-based chat tools

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines at

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-in-Chief: Ned Kock at

CFP - International Journal of Library Science

Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

Papers are invited for the International Journal of Library Science (IJLS). The IJLS is a peer-reviewed journal, published refereed, well-written original research articles, and studies that describe the latest research and developments in the area of library science and information. This is a broad-based journal covering all branches. It's also published interdisciplinary research. The areas of interest include but are not limited to:

· Education for librarianship

· Information policy

· Information and communication technologies (ICT's)

· Information Society

· Equity of Access

· Sustainability and ICT's

· Children's Internet Protection Act

· Censorship

· Information explosion

· Information literacy

· Government Information

· Decreased funding for established libraries

· Copyright

· Intellectual property rights

· Intellectual freedom

· Digital divide

· Open access (publishing)

· Patriot Act

· Public lending right

· Slow fires

· Serials crisis

· Current digital/scanning technologies

· Remote Access

An original and unpublished manuscripts can be sent to the publisher via e-mail at: and a copy to cpublib[at] .


Dr. Michel Nguessan,

International Journal of Library Science (IJLS)
Governors State University, Illinois, USA


E-mail: cpublib@gmail. com