Thursday, August 19, 2010

Workshop - Maintaining a Proper Storage Environment for Historic Records

Centenary College Archives to Host “Maintaining a Proper Storage Environment for Historic Records” Workshop

Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections will host “Maintaining a Proper Storage Environment for Historic Records,” a workshop for those who work with historic records and strive to maintain an appropriate storage environment. The workshop will be held in Magale Memorial Library, Woodlawn Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana, on Friday, September 17, 2010. Chris Brown, Centenary College Archivist, will lead this workshop. It will run from 8:30am to 12:00pm.

Participants will examine best practices for environmental control, practice measuring storage area conditions, and identify their priorities and potential obstacles for improving conditions in storage areas. Participants will also receive a basic digital hygro-thermometer to begin monitoring the humidity and temperature of storage areas at their place of work.

Centenary’s Archives and Special Collections is sponsoring the workshop in collaboration with the Archival Training Collaborative, which includes the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Together these institutions are developing a way to provide a sustainable program of quality, convenient, and inexpensive continuing education opportunities for keepers of the historical record in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. The ATC is supported by a three-year grant from the Institute for Library and Museum Services, a federal funding agency. The collaborative will offer frequent workshops throughout MS, AL, and LA.

The “Maintaining a Proper Storage Environment for Historic Records” workshop consists of both lecture-based and discussion-based lessons. The registration fee of $25.00 includes printed material, a digital hygro-thermometer, and refreshments. Registration forms and instructions are available at

Seating is limited and registration closes September 13. For more information, contact Chris Brown, (318-869-5462).

Chris Brown, MLIS
Centenary College of Louisiana
Magale Memorial Library
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104
phone: 318-869-5462; fax: 318-869-5004

Saturday, August 14, 2010

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
from Dolores' List of CFPs

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
30(1). The submission deadline is September 7, 2010.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all
aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on
librarians, libraries and users of social science information in
libraries and information centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

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

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

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

CFP - Urban Library Journal

Urban Library Journal

The editors of Urban Library Journal (ULJ) announce a call for proposals for
the Winter 2011 issue.

Urban Library Journal, an open access, refereed journal of research and
discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship,
welcomes articles dealing with academic, research, public, school, and
special libraries in an urban setting.

Manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author
guidelines can be found on the ULJ website:
Proposals are due by August 1, 2010. Full manuscripts are due by December 1,
2010. For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue:

Proposals should be one page or less and include an overview of the topic as
well as its relevance to urban libraries.

Please email queries and proposals to the journal co-editors:

Lisa Finder
Hunter College Libraries

Lauren Yannotta
Hunter College Libraries

CFP - Third International m-libraries Conference

Third International m-libraries Conference

The conference will explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users 'on the move', via a growing plethora of mobile and hand-held devices.

The m-Libraries conference brings together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to exchange experience and expertise and to generate ideas for future developments.

The third International m-libraries Conference is hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in collaboration with The Open University, Athabasca University, Thompson Rivers University and Emerald Group Publishing.

We are seeking papers on the following themes:

1. Emerging mobile technologies (including platforms,
devices and software)
2. Delivering new mobile services to users
3. New mobile applications (technical)
4. Mobile users (e.g. studies of requirements and/or behaviour)
5. Development of content for mobiles (including OERs, commercially published, user-generated etc.)
6. Privacy and mobiles
7. Copyright issues for mobile delivery

Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) ... by November 1st. These will be subject to peer review and authors will be notified by 14 January 2011.

We expect that papers may include research reports, demonstrations of technical developments, practical case studies or reviews. Posters are also invited.

Papers or presentation

Papers or presentations should last no longer than 20
minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.

Poster sessions

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and time will be allocated in the programme for poster viewing.

Conference proceedings will be published online.

Links To Original Conference Announcement w/ Conference Background > Links > Submission Contacts > Etc. Available At

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Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Papers for 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 Winter and Spring 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 August 9, 2010 for Winter publication and October 11, 2010 for Spring 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 - MIS Review: An International Journal

MIS Review: An International Journal

ISSN: 1018-1393
Listed in Cabell's Directory

Submit papers at

MIS Review (MISR) is a double-blind refereed academic journal published
2 issues annually in English in print and online

(see URL:

The journal welcomes submissions of research papers/case studies in the
areas including (but not limited to) the following areas:

1. MIS Roles, Trends, and Research Methods
Roles, positioning and research methods of management information
systems, and the impacts & development trends of information technology
on organizations.

2. Information Management
Information infrastructure planning and implementation, information
technology and organizational design, strategic applications of
information systems, information system project management, knowledge
management, electronic commerce, end-user computing, and service
technology management.

3. Information Technologies
Database design and management, decision support systems, artificial
intelligence applications (including expert systems and neural networks),
software engineering, distribution systems, communication networks,
multimedia systems, man-machine interface, knowledge acquisition &
management, data mining, data warehouse, cooperative technology, and
service science & engineering.

4. Information Applications and Innovations
The applications and innovations of business functional information
systems (e.g. production, marketing, financial, human resources, and
accounting information systems), enterprise resource planning, customer
relationship management, supply chain management, intellectual capital,
geographic information systems, and integrated information systems.

5. Information Technology Education and Society
Information education, e-learning, and information impacts on society.

6. Others
Other MIS-related topics


1. Papers can be prepared in either Chinese or English. If your
paper is written in Chinese, it must be translated into English once it
is accepted for publication.

2. The submitted paper should include the title page, abstract, keywords,
the paper body, references, and/or appendices. You must submit three
files. The information of author(s) should not appear anywhere in the
paper body file, including page header and footer.

* On a separate (cover letter) file, please follow the author
guidelines provided on the MIS Review website to prepare the letter.

* On a separate (title page) file, please indicate the title of the
paper, names of all authors, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers,
fax numbers, and E-mail addresses.

* On a separate (paper body) file, please include the paper
title, an abstract, a list of keywords, the paper body, the references,
and/or appendices. The abstract must contain the research questions,
purposes, research methods, and research findings. The abstract should
not exceed 500 words and the number of keywords must be 5-10 words.

3. There is no submission deadline for MIS Review. All papers will
be double-blind reviewed on the rolling basis by at least two reviewers,
who will be recommended by the Editorial Board. The processing time for
the first-round formal reviews is about six weeks. Subsequently rounds
of reviews should be faster.

4. To simplify file conversion effort, PDF or Microsoft Word 2000/2003
(for Windows) format is advised. Please submit your paper via the
MIS Review website (URL:

5. Once a paper is accepted for publication, the author must follow
the author guidelines provided on the MIS Review website to format the

MIS Review is an academic journal. According to international
practice, once an article is accepted and published, MIS Review will
not give or take any payment for the publishing. An electronic copy of
the paper will be sent to the article author(s) for non-profit usage.


Editorial Assistant
Department of Management Information Systems
College of Commerce
National Chengchi University
No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhi-nan Road, Wenshan District
Taipei 11605, Taiwan R.O.C.
Phone: +886-2-29393091 ext. 89055

CFP - Gender and Healing: Utilizing Films for the Feminist Classroom

Gender and Healing: Utilizing Films for the Feminist Classroom

Call for Proposals


Gender and Healing: Utilizing Films for the Feminist Classroom

NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Host Institution: Rutgers University

*Gender and Healing* centers on the Barbara Hammer film "A Horse is Not a
Metaphor," which documents Hammer's experiences with ovarian cancer.
Presenters will speak on texts, websites, games, and other media that could
be taught along side the Hammer film in the context of a feminist classroom.
"A Horse is Not a Metaphor" will be screened in part or in its entirety at
the commencement of the roundtable and followed by discussion.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 300 words to Deanna Utroske ( and Jillian Hernandez (
with "Gender and Healing" in the subject line by September 30, 2011. Please
include your name, affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and
audiovisual requirements (if any, $10 handling fee with registration).

The 42nd Annual NeMLA Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as
well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details of the 2011
Convention are available at

CFP - Library History Seminar XIII

The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association (LHRT) is issuing this Request for Proposals for an institutional host for Library History Seminar XIII to take place in the year 2015.
History & Overview
The Library History Seminar (LHS) was established in 1961 and has become the most prestigious international conference dedicated to the study of the history of librarianship. LHS takes place every five years. The Library of Congress (2000) and major research libraries and schools of library and in-formation studies, most recently at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Center for Print Culture, have been LHS hosts. The conference often attracts over 100 scholars from across the United States and abroad. Papers from past conferences have been published as a special issue of the journals Libraries and Culture, Library Trends, and also in monograph form.

The Selection Process
The LHRT Executive Board is charged with selecting a site in the same year that the LHS is held. This allows time for the host to gather funding, co-sponsors, and complete a proposal. In order to facilitate that decision the LHRT Ad Hoc Committee on Library History Seminar XIII created this re-quest for proposal document to guide potential hosts. The LHRT Executive Board will make the final decision at the ALA Midwinter Board meeting in January 2011. Executive Board members will select a site primarily based on written proposals received by the deadline.

The host institution finances the Library History Seminar using grants, gifts, internal budget allocations and registration fees. Previous conferences featured a limited number of scholarships for graduate students. LHRT may also provide a small grant for scholarships. It is imperative that proposals include information on budgeting the conference, and potential sources of funding to make the seminar possible.
LHRT decided at the 2002 Annual and Midwinter meetings to select the institutional host on factors besides the conference theme, so this section is optional. The Ad Hoc Committee recommends that hosts select a theme, but emphasizes that this is an important scholarly forum that should provide ample opportunities for historical research presentations on other aspects of library history in its widest scope, and encourage diversity of speakers in terms of geography, ethnicity, gender and subject specialty while also maintaining LHS's high standards for historical research.

Please send your proposal by 31 December 2010 in electronic form (as either MS Word attachment or as plain e-mail text) to Melanie Kimball at
The document should be 2 to 5 pages long. Proposals will be sent to members of the LHRT Executive Committee. Please e-mail any questions to Dr. Kimball at the above e-mail address or call (617) 521-2795.
Information on past Library History Seminars is available in Edward Goedeken's "The Library Historian's Field of Dreams: A Profile of the First Nine Seminars," in Library History Research in America, edited by Andrew B. Wertheimer and Donald G. Davis, Jr. (Washington, DC: Center for the Book, 2000), 161-172, which also appeared in Libraries and Culture 35 (Winter 2000): 161-172. You may also wish to look at the website for the upcoming LHS XII at the University of Wisconsin, Madison:
The application should include the following information:
Proposal to Host Library History Seminar XIII (2015)
Committee Chair:
Committee Members:
Institutional Sponsor:
Potential Co-sponsors:
Planned number of days:
Proposed dates:
Conference Location:
[Please provide specific details, including whether the conference facility would be a private or public space. How many meeting rooms will be avail-able for the LHS and specify fees. Please also briefly address transportation issues relating to the location (i.e., what is the closest major airport and how does one get to/from there and the conference location).]
Please specify what hotel/dormitory facilities are available within walking range of the conference location.
Financial and Institutional Support
This section will understandably be rough and tentative, but the committee wants to see that the host will be able to arrange clerical support to take care of publicity and handle reservations. Please also propose an estimated registration fee.
The committee also encourages the host to look for internal/external grants to support the seminar. The host will be responsible for securing these grants. Grants make it possible to keep registration fees affordable, and bring graduate students and keynote speakers. Please list possible sources of grants or other income you might approach in order to finance the seminar.
Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

Melanie A. Kimball
LHRT Chair
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: (617) 521-2795

CFP - Music information retrieval

Music information retrieval (MIR) and Libraries

_OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) will be publishing a special issue on music information retrieval (MIR) and libraries. The editor is looking for articles that articulate the planning, development, testing, systems work, marketing, etc. related to MIR, as well as the challenges of providing access to MIR materials. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is September 1, 2010. Articles would be due to the editor by February 1, 2011. Any questions and proposal should be directed to the editor, not to this listserv. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden

Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication

University of California, Santa Barbara

CFP - Visual Culture & Gender

Visual Culture & Gender (VCG) is an international, freely accessed, online journal available @ The journal's purpose is to encourage and promote an understanding of how visual culture constructs gender in context with representations of race, age, sexuality, social units, (dis)ability, and social class; and to promote international dialogue about visual culture and gender. VCG is also concerned with the learning and teaching processes and/or practices used to expose culturally learned meanings and power relations that surround the creation, consumption, valuing, and dissemination of images, and involves issues of equity and social justice in the learning, teaching, and practice of art.

Submission of Manuscripts: September 15 is the deadline for submission of articles, images, and reviews of books, video/films, performance/actions, Web sites, visual culture, and exhibitions for an annual publication each autumn since 2006. VCG will consider for publication manuscripts that address gender issues in the context of visual culture and arts education. To be considered, manuscripts should be no more than 5000 words in length with an abstract of 150 words. Images are encouraged with manuscripts and should be sent in digital format (jpg, gif, or png) with copyright permission provided. Visual research is encouraged but images must be accompanied by text. Original manuscripts should be prepared according to the APA (6th edition) style. Include in a cover letter that the manuscript is original, not previously published, and not under consideration elsewhere. Please place your name only in the accompanying cover letter and not in the manuscript to facilitate anonymous review. Send the manuscript electronically as an email attachment with .doc or .docx extension and your name to Karen Keifer-Boyd at and Deborah Smith-Shank at

CFP - Libraries & The Cultural Record

Libraries & The Cultural Record, a peer-reviewed journal of history published by the University of Texas Press, invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring historical perspectives on state library agencies in the United States. Contributors are encouraged to consider the topic in diverse ways. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

• The history and evolving role of the state library agency as a type, or of a specific state library agency
• Biographical sketches of significant individuals, including former state librarians, staff, and relevant government officials
• The history of state-wide initiatives, such as resource sharing, cooperative online catalogs, or technology training and support
• State library roles in the certification, organization, or professional development of library staff
• State "extension" of library services to rural or underserved communities
• History of the development and/or implementation of federal programs for supporting library services that are administered by state library agencies
• History of interactions between libraries and education, history, museum, or other departments at the state level
• History of efforts at the state level to document or preserve regional and local history, or to organize and enhance access to state government information
• Comparative histories of two or more state libraries
• The history of ALA's Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and other entities that encourage collaboration between states

Proposal guidelines:

Submissions should be based on original research utilizing appropriate sources, including archival materials. Articles must provide a coherent narrative and analysis that situate state library agencies in the broader context of the state environment in which they operate. Submissions should not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Completed articles should be approximately 7,000 words including notes.

All proposals for articles must include:

• The author's contact information, including name, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional address
• Title of the proposed article
• An abstract of 500 words or less
• Brief list of principal primary and secondary sources that will be used in the research
• A statement on the status of the research and prospect for completion by deadline

Proposals should be prepared using Microsoft Word and submitted electronically to both of the guest editors, Robert Sidney Martin ( and Bernadette A. Lear ( Proposals must be received by the editors no later than November 1, 2010. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail, indicating that the proposal has been received. Authors of proposals will be notified by December 1, 2010, regarding the status of their submission. Proposals that are accepted will receive an invitation to submit a manuscript for peer-review no later than February 1, 2012. Following peer-review, the manuscript will be returned to the author by March 15, 2012, indicating any revisions required. The final revised manuscript is due to the journal editorial offices no later than July 1, 2012. The special issue will be published in January, 2013, as volume 48, number 1 of the journal. For more information about the journal's submission requirements and peer review process, see L&CR's web page for submissions at .

About the journal:

Libraries & The Cultural Record (ISSN1932-4855) explores the creation, organization, preservation, and utilization of collections in libraries, archives, and museums in the context of cultural and social history. The quarterly journal publishes historical research from scholars worldwide, along with thoughtful essays and book reviews. L&CR accepts approximately 45 percent of manuscripts submitted for publication. In a 2005 survey of LIS deans, who were asked which publications are considered important for tenure decisions, the journal was ranked number 11 out of 71 journals in the field. In 2010, Libraries & the Cultural Record was rated among the top twenty percent of journals in its field by the Australian Research Council in a ranking of 148 scholarly journals worldwide. Established at Florida State University in 1966 as the Journal of Library History, its editorship moved to The University of Texas at Austin, where it assumed its present title in 2006. Articles are available in full-text beginning with the Winter 2001 issue (Volume 36, Number 1) for subscribers to Project Muse (

About the guest editors for this special issue:

Robert Sidney Martin is Professor Emeritus in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University, where he was Professor of Library Science and Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair until his retirement in 2008. From 2001 to 2005 he served as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He has authored or edited numerous books and journal articles on library management, the history of libraries and librarianship, and the history of the exploration and mapping of the American West. His work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including the Justin Winsor Prize from the American Library Association.

Bernadette A. Lear is the Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian at Penn State University's Harrisburg Campus, and immediate past Chair of ALA's Library History Round Table. She is also Chair of the Archives Committee of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Her research interests include the history of public libraries in Pennsylvania, and she is currently working on an article about Hannah Packard James, one of the state's first professional librarians.

Bernadette A. Lear
Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian
Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr. Middletown, PA 17057

CFP - International Conference on Education, Training, and Informatics

International Conference on Education, Training, and Informatics: ICETI 2011

We invite you to submit a paper/abstract to The 2nd International Conference on Education, Training, and Informatics: ICETI 2011 (March 27th - 30th, 2011 - Orlando, Florida, USA):

If you have any colleagues who might be interested in making a submission to the conference, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them.

Below are the deadlines for ICETI 2011:

Papers/Abstracts Submission and Invited Session Proposals: September 8th, 2010

Authors Notifications: November 15th, 2010

Camera-ready, full papers: December 6th, 2010

Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors' CV and the paper's topic.

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.

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.

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.

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

Registration fees of an effective invited session organizer will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. For Invited Sessions Proposals, please visit the conference web site, or directly to

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.

Best regards,

ICETI 2011 Organizing Committee

Conference - DISABLING FEMINISM: Sex, Gender & Disability Studies

DISABLING FEMINISM: Sex, Gender & Disability Studies

The Critical Feminist Studies Division of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA)
invites submissions for the 9th Annual Meeting to be held at Columbia College in
Chicago, March 24-26, 2011.

Traffic at the intersection of feminist theory and disability studies has been
in motion for more than twenty years. In 1989 Susan Wendell observed that:

Some of the same attitudes about the body which contribute to women's oppression
generally also contribute to the social and psychological disablement of people
who have disabilities. In addition, feminists are grappling with issues that
disabled people also face in a different context: Whether to stress sameness or
difference in relation to the dominant group and in relation to each other;
whether to place great value on independence from the help of other people, as
the dominant culture does, or to question a value-system which distrusts and
devalues dependence on other people and vulnerability in general; whether to
take full integration into male dominated/able-bodied society as the goal,
seeking equal power with men/able-bodied people in that society, or whether to
preserve some degree of separate culture, in which the abilities, knowledge and
values of women/the disabled are specifically honoured and developed.

These questions are still pressing today and new scholarship, political actions
and artistic representations are reinterpreting the shared spaces of identity.

What are important conversations taking place between feminism and Disability
Studies? How can a feminist approach (whatever that means) to
abilism/ability/able-bodied privilege (however defined) raise new questions
regarding the self, the state, the workplace and cultural conceptions of
disability? How does Disability Studies force a reconsideration of traditional
concepts within feminist theory and Women's & Gender Studies?

Topics include, but are not limited to:

-Social construction of disability/social construction of gender
-Historical conceptions of femininity/masculinity and disability
-Power, oppression and connections between abilism and sexism
-Eugenics, sterilization, abilist reproductive politics
-Global disability rights movements
-Representations of disability
-Anti-discrimination laws
-Reconstructive surgery
-Sexuality and disability

Critical Feminist Studies dedicates itself to work that builds upon, even as it
critiques, the institutions and practices of Women's and Gender Studies,
focusing in particular on transnational formations and movements, queer and
sexuality studies, and politics, practices, and representations.

One of the aims of the Division is to maintain a collegial space for the ideas
and initiatives of graduate students and junior faculty within Cultural Studies.
It is one of the largest Divisions within CSA. Previously, the Division has
sponsored special annual themes:

Girls Studies (2007)
Time & Temporality Studies (2008)
The Body & Embodiment (2009)

To submit, please include the following:
1. Your name, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation
2. Paper/presentation title
3. 500-word abstract

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2010.

Send inquires and submissions to:

Sarah L. Rasmusson & Sabrina Starnaman
Co-Chairs, Critical Feminist Studies Division
Sarah L. Rasmusson, MA
Instructor & PhD candidate (ABD)
Institute of Communications Research
University of Illinois
217-721-7733 (mobile)
217-265-0308 (office)

Conference - Library Assessment Conference

2010 Library Assessment Conference Registration Now Open
August 25 Deadline
Washington DC—Registration is now open for the 2010 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, the only conference in North America to focus solely on library assessment. It will be held October 25-27, 2010, along the historic and scenic Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. It is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Virginia Library, and the University of Washington Libraries.
Conference Topics
A full range of library assessment activities will be covered, including digital libraries, collections, information literacy and learning outcomes, statistics and management information, methods and tools including LibQUAL+®, organizational issues, performance measurement, space planning and utilization, usability, usage and e-metrics, user needs, and value and impact.
The 2010 conference will include five keynote speakers:

* Fred Heath on Library Service Quality
* Joe Matthews on Performance Measures and Balanced Scorecard
* Danuta Nitecki on Assessment of Library Spaces
* Megan Oakleaf on Learning Outcomes and the Library
* Stephen Town on Value and Impact

Who Should Attend?
This event is geared toward all library and information professionals interested in assessment activities.
For more detailed information, visit the conference Web site at
Register online:
Pre- and Post-conference Workshops
Two full-day and four half-day workshops are available in tandem with conference registration. For information on these pre- and post-conference workshops, please visit
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in North America. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the Web at via uls-l

CFP - Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for volume
30(1). The submission deadline is September 7, 2010.

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

Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women’s Studies

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

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

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian / uls-l

CFP - Journal of Library Innovation

The editors of the Journal of Library Innovation are accepting submissions of research articles and articles about innovative practices in libraries on an ongoing basis. Information about the focus and scope of JOLI, along with the first issue, can be found at the journal’s website:

If you have tried out a new program, changed a work flow, connected with patrons in a way different from the way you have done so in the past, please consider sharing your experience by writing about it. If you aren’t sure if it was innovative, consider the following:

• What was eye-opening?

• What was unexpected?

• What were the benefits?

• What failed?

• What risk did you take in trying something innovative?

• You may have tried something done by many other libraries already, but your results are different from those documented in library literature.

• You have tried something never done in a library setting before.

Thank you for your interest in the Journal of Library Innovation. Please share this email with colleagues who might be interested as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Jones, Managing Editor, at

Journal of Library Innovation is a publication of the Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY. /collib-l

Workshop - 10th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries

Registration for the
10th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop
will open Wednesday, September 1 at 9:00MDT!

Workshop Topic
Integrative Programmatic Assessment for Information Literacy

Thursday, December 2, 2010 (with optional Wednesday, December 1 “information literacy advice: assessment or otherwise” consultations with Deb, Megan, or Lisa, and an evening workshop dinner)

Dr. Debra Gilchrist
Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness for Pierce College

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Vice-President, Association of College and Research Libraries
Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library

Dr. Megan Oakleaf
Assistant Professor
iSchool, Syracuse University

Workshop Abstract
Student learning is the goal of our information literacy efforts. Quality instructional design, active learning, and rubrics are elements of our repertoire and a focus on the classroom is a key component in building a robust information literacy program. Best practices for information literacy programs, however, challenge us to look beyond the single session and consider how our programs articulate within institutional contexts. Building an integrated approach to program evaluation will enable us to connect individual student learning assessments to classroom goals to institutional outcomes. This workshop will present strategies for considering how the library contributes to student learning through an institutional framework and connecting individual assessment efforts to a common framework.

New This Year! Consultations
We’re pleased to offer workshop registrants the opportunity to meet with one of the workshop presenters for a 50-minute consultation regarding any aspect of information literacy assessment. These consultations will take place between 1:00 and 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 1. We cannot offer choice with regards to with which speaker you meet, or at what time, but we can guarantee that you will be informed of these details by Friday, October 22. There is a fee of $75.00 per registrant for a consultation, and we can accommodate multiple registrants from the same institution who wish to take part in the same consultation. Each interested person will register individually for the consultation session, noting additional intended persons with whom you wish to share a consultation.

We would advise against making travel arrangements, including booking flights, until your consultation has been confirmed.

Faith & Life Centre (Map)
Augustana Campus, University of Alberta
Camrose (Map), Alberta (Map)
Driving Directions to Augustana
Parking is free and allowed in any parking lot stall that does not have an electrical plug.
Camrose is approximately a one hour drive south-east of Edmonton.

Target Audience
Reference/instruction librarians, library administrators, teaching faculty, and graduate students in library and information studies.

Registration Fees
Early Bird (prior to or on October 15): $95.00 (students: $60.00)

Regular (Oct. 15 – Nov. 16): $150.00 (students: $75.00)

Onsite (Nov. 17 – Dec. 2): $200.00 (students: $100.00)

Wednesday, December 1
1:00 – 5:00 pm: consultations with Deb, Megan, or Lisa
6:00 pm: Workshop Dinner at O’Shea’s Eatery and Ale house

Thursday, December 2
8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Workshop

For more details on transportation and meals, see the workshop website:

Conference - ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium – Innovation by Design: Revisioning the Library — Friday, December 10, 2010

Design impacts everything we do. What does this mean for libraries? Design comes into play as we craft our collections, create instruction programs, construct user-centered websites, renovate buildings, and redesign our policies. It mediates our information-seeking behavior, connects us with both students and faculty, and influences our interactions with our physical environment. This year’s symposium looks at design in academic libraries from four very different perspectives. Come join the conversation.

Registration will be open in mid October.


The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center

Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

New York, NY

We hope to see you there.

CFP - ALISE 2011

ALISE 2011 Information Ethics SIG panel discussion

San Diego, CA, January 2011
Innovations in Teaching Information Ethics Across Contexts

:: Submission deadline: July 28, 2010 ::

In keeping with the 2011 ALISE conference theme of “Competitiveness and Innovation,” the Information Ethics SIG invites submissions to participate in a panel discussion to highlight innovations and new approaches for teaching information ethics across multiple contexts.

While recent Information Ethics SIG activities have focused on innovative ways to integrate information ethics across LIS curricula, the 2011 panel discussion will broaden this scope to include multiple educational contexts and opportunities, ranging from elementary/secondary education, university & professional environs, public & school libraries, within homes and community centers, or through popular media, gaming and the Internet.

Possible topics for this panel discussion include:

- What innovative educational tools and methods are being used for teaching information ethics across various contexts?

- How can information ethics be introduced in elementary through secondary education curricula?

- What place does information ethics have within broader “21st Century Skills” or “S.T.E.M.” educational initiatives?

- What topics in information ethics (i.e., privacy, netiquette, intellectual property, plagiarism, information literacy, etc.) are most appropriate to introduce within specific educational contexts?

- How can popular media, video games, and the Internet be leveraged to foster information ethics awareness and education?

- How can information ethics be established within general requirements for undergraduate education?

- What role do parents and non-traditional teachers play in educating youth about information ethics?

- How are LIS scholars and professionals providing information ethics education across various contexts? What contexts are underserved, and how can we target them?

We envision this panel discussion to take the form of a guided conversation, featuring 4-6 selected speakers addressing relevant topics, complemented by a robust exchange of ideas with the audience members.

Interested participants are invited to submit a 300-word abstract of their intended contribution to Michael Zimmer ( by July 28, 2010. A full proposal will be submitted to ALISE on July 30, 2010.

Webinars - NISO Two-Part September Webinar on Measuring Use, Assessing Success

NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on September 8 and 15 (at 1:-00-2:30 p.m. eastern time) on Measuring Use, Assessing Success. Although related, each part is independent so you can attend either webinar or both. If you register for both events at the same time, you will receive a 20% discount.

September 8, Part 1: Measure, Assess, Improve, Repeat: Using Library Performance Metrics

Practitioners of evidence-based librarianship will discuss and demonstrate evaluations of library collections and services using a variety of performance metrics. Metrics, when utilized creatively, offer many far-reaching applications and opportunities for demonstration of return-on-investment and proof of a library’s value to its parent institution, as well as new responsibilities to continue to show relevance.

Speakers are:

– Steve Hiller, Director, Assessment and Planning, University of Washington Libraries

– Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Director, Statistics and Service Quality Programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

September 15, Part 2: Count Me In: Measuring Individual Item Usage

Libraries’ growing awareness of performance measures has created an increased interest in and desire for fine-grained usage data. Now that electronic versions of books, journals, and other media inhabit a much greater percentage of many libraries’ collections, usage data about individual book chapters, journal articles, sound recordings, motion picture scenes, etc. is within reach.

Authors and funding agencies, in addition to library collection managers, are interested in better understanding the impact this usage tracking can provide. What are further practical applications for the analysis of this information?

Speakers are:

– Peter Shepherd, Project Director, Project COUNTER (Update on PIRUS 2:

Developing practical standards for recording and reporting online usage at the individual article level)

– Johan Bollen, Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University (Applying usage metrics to assess scholarly content quality)


Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is also available. If you register for both parts at the same time, there is a 20% discount. Can’t make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your convenience. For more information or to register, visit the event webpage:

CFP - Looking for regular columnists for The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

_The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances_ is looking for regular columnists who can speak to the issues and background of the journal indicated below. I am especially interested in management or staff in public, private, academic, and special libraries and other information organizations (like archives and museums) writing columns that address issues related to budgeting, management, human resources, development, and outsourcing (among others) in information organizations, not just libraries. Columns are needed on a quarterly basis (every 3 months). There is no renumeration provided for this, just the opportunity to get your name out into the profession and to put this on your resume. Please contact the editor directly if you are interested in contributing. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden

Editor, _The Bottom Line_

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication University of California, Santa Barbara __________________________________________________________________________

*Key Journal Audiences *

* librarians and information organization professionals in academic, public and company libraries, archives, museums, etc.

* library personnel

* library schools

* consultants

*Coverage *

* Quality editorial on fundraising

* Economics affecting libraries

* Brief notes about grants, taxes and levies

* Internet connections

* Business trends

* Outsourcing library functions

* Current economic crisis on your organization

*The Bottom Line is Indexed and Abstracted in*:


* Current Awareness Abstracts

* Emerald Management Reviews

* Information Management & Technology Abstracts

* The Informed Librarian

* Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)

* Library Literature and Information Science

CFP - Best Practices Sessions, ALLA Convention, 2011

The Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries and the division of College, University and Special Libraries of the Alabama Library Association invite submissions for best practices sessions for next years ALLA convention at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL. to be held April 19-22, 2011. Panel sessions are 50 minutes in length, while mini-sessions are fifteen minutes in length. Abstracts may be submitted to Christopher Shaffer at Notifications of acceptance should be expected in late October or early November.

Free webinar - Fall Book Buzz 2010

DATE: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | TIME: 3:00-4:00 PM ET | REGISTER TODAY
Everyone loves the September 1 Fall Announcements issue from LJ, but what if those pages could talk to you? Register for the Fall Book Buzz 2010 and you’ll find out about read-alikes and new series titles, get tidbits about new authors and old favorites, and maybe even get the chance to win a galley giveaway or two!

Join our panelists from Greenleaf Book Group, HarperCollins, Random House, Workman/Algonquin and Library Journal Book Review editor Anna Katterjohn for sixty entertaining and informative minutes covering the best in front list and forthcoming titles.


Katelynn Knutson, Marketing Associate, Greenleaf Book Group
Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing, HarperCollins Publishers
Erica Melnichok, Associate Marketing Manager, Random House
Michael Rockliff, Director, Library Sales and Marketing, Workman/Algonquin

Anna Katterjohn, Book Review editor, Library Journal
Can’t make it on August 17? No problem!

Register now and you will get an email reminder from Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Workshops - Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education

*Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education*

Online (asynchronous) Workshops

$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni price $200)

PDPs: 15

October 1-31, 2010

-- Fantastic Non-Fiction for Teens
-- Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies
-- The Career-Savvy Information Professional

(Special pricing! Only $85 for all registrants)
-- Writing for Publication
-- Managing the One-Person Library
-- U.S. Private Company Research: More Sources Than You Think!
-- MARC Basics for New Catalogers
-- Secrets of Successful Youth Book Discussions
-- Pop Culture in Libraries

November 1-30, 2010

-- They're Googling You: Online Identity for LIS Professionals

-- Graphic Novels for Adults and Academic Collections
-- Keeping Up With New Technologies, While Keeping Your Sanity
-- Winning Library Grants
-- Redefining Reluctant Readers
-- Strategic Information Arrangement: Theory and Techniques
-- Extending Mobile Library Services with QR Codes
-- Digital Copyright

January 4 – February 4, 2011

-- Periodical/Database Indexing
-- Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies
-- Marketing Your Library
-- Managing and Growing Youth Services Collections in the Digital Age
-- Technology Programming for Teens

February 1-28, 2011

-- Secrets of Successful Searching for School Librarians
-- Creating Web Site Indexes
-- The Career-Savvy Information Professional

(Special pricing! Only $85 for all registrants)
-- Isn't Otaku a Kind of Sushi? Graphic Novels, Manga, and Anime
-- Business Research 101: Sources and Strategies
-- Instructional Design: Creating Effective Materials for Online Learning
-- Creative Writing Programs for Youth

March 1-31, 2011

-- Secrets of Successful Searching for Business, Public, and Academic Librarians
-- Google Apps: Improving Communication, Productivity, and Searching

For more information about online workshops see


Saturday Workshops at GSLIS (Simmons campus, Boston):

*Book Arts and Artists’ Books Workshop Series*

-- Artists' Books - Sept 25, 2010

-- Bookmaking for the Beginner - Oct 16, 2010

-- Letterpress: History, Process, and Printing – Nov 13, 2010

-- Moveable Books – Dec 4, 2010

(Sign up for more than one Series workshop and receive

a discounted price on each additional workshop)

*Other Workshops at Simmons Boston Campus*

-- Identifying and Caring for Your A/V Materials - Oct 2, 2010

-- Practical Tagging and Keyword Invention – Oct 23, 2010
-- Mother Goose on the Loose – Oct 23, 2010


For pricing, PDPs, or other information on workshops or to register see

or contact

Kris Liberman '87LS

Program Manager

Simmons GSLIS CE

T - 617-521-2803

F - 617-521-3192

Online conference - Reference @ Your Library

Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “Reference @ Your Library” on August 31st. The conference will include sessions focusing on how mobile technology (may) impacts reference, embedding reference librarians in online classes, and determining whether technology is a burden or a blessing.

“This conference is entirely online, which makes it an affordable alternative for many librarians to participate in a time where many library budgets continue to shrink,” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Continuing Education Services Manager. “Amigos is pleased to offer an event that librarians all over the country can enjoy. Many of our speakers are well-known in the field and will present topics of current interest to library managers and reference librarians.”

Keynote speaker, Brenda Dervin, Ph.D., will kick off the conference with her talk “The Greatest Information Need: Information Mediation.” Dervin’s talk will focus on the "greatest" information need and what she’s learned about it from 35 years of researching information needs of myriad population groups -- expert and lay, rich and poor, virtually every cultural group, in virtually every context.

For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit Early bird registration runs through August 17.

CFP - digital archives in American culture

The Lazy Scholar, a blog about digital archives in American culture, seeks
contributors to write regular (or occasional) posts. The blog seeks to
highlight freely accessible digital collections, especially from libraries
and museums, that would be of use to American studies scholars and
teachers, while still of interest to a general audience. The site, now a
year old, is edited by a grad student in American Civilization at Harvard,
with three and half years experience as a writer and editor for an online

Please visit for examples.

Like many academic enterprises, there is no monetary compensation, but the
blog has a loyal readership and offers good exposure to an academic and
non-academic audience.

Contributors are especially desired in the following areas: colonial, 18th
and 19th century history and culture; religion; fashion; poetry; geography;
art history; theater; early film; business--but others are encouraged to
apply, too. Experience blogging or in journalism a definite plus. Deadlines
are (very) flexible - but you must have a clear, lively, and concise
writing style, and a sense of humor. Curiosity is more important than

If interested, please send an email to with some
information about yourself, what area(s) you're interested in writing
about, and a short, ideally fun writing sample (either by link or
attachment). Thanks!

Stephen Vider

Conference - AMIA/IASA 2010 Joint Conference

The audiovisual collections of the world have grown in response to the varied needs of their collectors, creators and users, reflecting the diversity of their owners, curators and managers. While there is much about sound and moving image archives that is unique and specific to format, there is an even greater range of issues and concerns that we all share in common

In 2010, the Association of Moving Image Archivists and the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives will come together for the first time in a joint conference. The IASA/AMIA Conference will be a forum to discuss where convergence is possible, to communicate standards and to share mutual solutions and opportunities.

The conference will offer four parallel session tracks, two on typically AMIA-issues, one on typically IASA-issues, and one with subjects of common interest (attendees from both AMIA and IASA will be free to attend all sessions).

Loews Hotel Philadelphia
1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

View Event Summary

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Program, Hotel and Registration Information

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Webinar - Continuity of Operations (COOP) After a Disaster

ALCTS webinar: Continuity of Operations (COOP) After a Disaster (third in
a series of three webinars on disaster preparedness)

Ever thought about what would happen if a disaster struck your
institution? Would patrons continue to have access to your online catalog
and other e-resources? Will staff continue to be employed? The ultimate
goal of any disaster-affected organization is to remain operational. This
session will discuss the steps one should take before a disaster to insure
continuity of operations and give examples of how institutions continued
their services in the aftermath of the Iowa floods of 2008. Lessons
learned in this session can be applied to any size institution.

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to participate.

Nancy Kraft is the Head of Preservation at the University of Iowa
Libraries where she is responsible for directing the preservation and
conservation of the library collections at the University of Iowa. In
2009, she received the Midwest Archives Conference Presidents' Award for
her extraordinary work following the historic levels of flooding that
struck Iowa in the summer of 2008. Kraft has assisted in many disaster
recoveries, large and small, including the Iowa Floods of 1993 and 2008,
the University of Iowa Old Capitol fire, the water soaked State Historical
Society of Iowa building, and a mold outbreak in the Law Library's rare
book room. Kraft, a past President of the Iowa Library Association, is
also active in the American Library Association where she served as Chair
of the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Library Collections &
Technical Services Division, 2005-2006.

Date: August 18, 2010

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


To Register, complete the online registration form at

Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49
Foreign and international participants may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

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

CFP - Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum

The 2010 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum is seeking ideas and proposals for presentations, panel sessions, workshops, reading discussions, and hands-on problem solving.

The Forums have traditionally been working meetings where DLF members come together to share, strategically plan, and commit to future activities. Although the focus remains the same, starting with the 2010 Fall Forum, participation is open beyond the Federation to all those interested in contributing to and playing an active part in the successful future of digital libraries, museums and archives services, and collections.

For the 2010 Fall Forum, the Program Planning Committee is requesting ideas and proposals focused within the broad framework of digital collections and their effect on libraries, museums and archives services, infrastructure, resources, and organizational priorities.

We welcome proposals from both current community members and non-members who are interested in joining the DLF.

Managing digital content from cradle to grave is a complex challenge for library, museum, and archives operations. It requires creative and collaborative approaches. In that spirit, and to maximize the Forum’s benefit and better facilitate the community’s work, the Forum’s schedule will provide many opportunities to actively engage and network. The 2010 Fall Forum will have a strong participatory feel, with opportunities for community discussions, creative problem solving, and hands-on workshops. Ideas and activities generated at the Fall Forum will inform future DLF work and shape the program for the future DLF Community Forums.

Session genres include:

Presentations and Panels: Traditional lecture format with question-and-answer sessions.

In-depth, hands-on training about a tool, technique, workflow, etc. You can recommend a topic or trainer, or you can volunteer to share your own expertise.

Reading Discussions:
Group discussion of a particular blog post, article, video, report, or book. Suggest a reading and a discussion facilitator, or volunteer to facilitate the discussion of a particular reading yourself.

Working Sessions:
Creative problem solvers, including project managers, developers, and/or administrators, gather to address a specific problem. This does not have to be a computational problem. The approach can be applied to workflow issues, metadata transformations, or other complex problems that would benefit from a collective, dynamic solution approach.

Tools Showcase: Variation on a poster session or lightning talks. Presenters will demonstrate tools they have developed or are using in their digital library environment.

Proposal Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures

Ideas or complete proposals should be submitted as an attached document to
Proposals must include a title, session leader, session genre, and a proposal description (maximum 500 words).

If you are submitting an idea and not a full-fledged proposal, please suggest someone to lead the session, and indicate whether or not you have contacted this individual regarding this possibility.

Proposals must be submitted by August 23, 2010.

Those submitting complete proposals will be notified of their status by September 10, 2010.

Ideas for sessions and workshops will be posted on a DLF Community Discussion Forum for feedback by September 10, 2010 (this forum is not yet active). If you would like to be invited to participate in the discussion forum, please send your name and email address to with a comment that you want to be included.

Presenters will be guaranteed a registration place.

The 2010 Fall Forum will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto November 1-3, 2010.

More information about the 2010 Fall Forum can be found at

FREE workshop - Research into Optimal Environment Conditions for Paper-Based Collections

The Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, in partnership with LYRASIS, received an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant to research environmental conditions and improvements to their Rare Collections Library facility. In addition, the project is working with other cultural heritage organizations in Pennsylvania to test and monitor their collections environments.

The results of this groundbreaking study are in, and now you have the opportunity to join your peers, and learn firsthand how environmental conditions and paper degradation affect rare collections. Research results also include important findings on energy efficiency and cost savings through environmental controls.

Make plans now to join us at:

The Pennsylvania Project Conference

The Pennsylvania Study: Research into Optimal Environment Conditions for Paper-Based Collections

September 16, 2010

State Library of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

9:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Don’t miss this opportunity interact with the experts behind this landmark analysis, while also learning how to protect your rare and special collections. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new Rare Collections Library facility.

Space is limited for this FREE event. To register, click here. If you would like to register for the workshop, please fill out and print the online registration form, and fax it to 404.892.7879. You will be sent an email confirmation once your registration is complete. Please read the bottom of the form for any important information that may apply. If you have questions or need additional information about class registration, please contact or For further information about the Pennsylvania Project and the conference agenda, please contact:


Senior Consultant for New Initiatives

LYRASIS Mid-Atlantic

614-439-1796 (Cell)

800.999.8558, x 2911

100 N. 20th Street, Suite 302

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 404.892.7879

CNN Internship

CNN DC News Fall 2010 Library Internship

Applications are due by August 27, 2010.

To apply please email resumes, cover letters and available hours to

Please Note: Students @ Work Internships paid at minimum-wage and structured to last 10 to 12 weeks. Program dates are Sep 20th – Dec 12th. Course Credit is available. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP. Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Deadline to apply for Fall Internships is 8/27/2010. Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner’s Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Future semester Internship postings will be available after the current semester deadline.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CFP - Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.

The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

* Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
* Information literacy
* Instructional service techniques
* Information delivery
* Reference services
* Document delivery
* Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at by July 27, 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year. The deadline mentioned above is the date we need your manuscript for possible inclusion in our next published issue. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly.

Jodi W. Poe, Editor
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Associate Professor, Head of Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
TEL: (256) 782-8103
FAX: (256) 782-5872

Worskhops and webinars - NEDCC

WHAT'S NEW at the Northeast Document Conservation Center?
NEDCC has launched its new TRAINING CALENDAR.
Check out the Center's educational programs, select the programs that
meet your needs, and sign up now!
PLAN AHEAD - early bird discounts are available.
travel budgets, NEDCC is now offering a Preservation Planning Webinar
Series that will help institutions develop a plan for the preservation
of collection materials.
- Surveying Your Collection
- Storage and Handling of Collections Materials
- Collections Security
- Pest Management

Center's headquarters in Andover, MA. These full-day workshops cover
general and specific topics in preservation, collections care, and
digitization, and many offer a hands-on component for gaining skills in
basic repair techniques.
- Digitization Basics
- Digitizing Vintage Photographs and Negatives
- Basic Book Repair
- Identification and Care of Photographs
- Care of Paintings

this 6-month facilitated online course, starting in October 2010.
Participate in 22 hours of instructor-led training time, earn Archival
Recertification Credits or Certificate of Completion, and exchange ideas
with fellow participants in the class forum, all for only $75 per


Scholarship - Museum Computer Network

The Museum Computer Network is providing NINE scholarships to attend this year's
MCN Conference:

I/O: The Museum Inside-Out/Outside-In
38th Annual MCN Conference
October 27th - 30th, 2010
Austin, Texas

The competitive scholarship provides free conference registration, free hotel
stay, and a $50 stipend to cover additional expenses. To apply, please submit
application form found at by August

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria for eligibility:

1. Employed at an institution with no more than 20 permanent staff
2. First-time MCN conference attendee
3. New to the profession with less than 2 years experience in the field

See for more information about the
scholarship program.

Questions? Please contact Scholarship Committee chair Jana Hill at

Founded in 1967, the Museum Computer Network has been serving the cultural heritage
community for over 40 years. The Museum Computer Network (MCN) supports the
greater museum community by providing continuing opportunities to explore, implement,
and disseminate new technologies and best practices in the field.

Please pass this on to your colleagues. You can also contact Christina DePaolo,
Conference Chair with questions about the conference, at 206 654-3165 or

workshops - 21st Century Library Career Development

21st Century Library Career Development

Northern Kentucky University

Online Professional Development Courses in Library Science

· Are you seeking employment in library or information organizations in your community?

· Does your library employer require continuing education credits?

· Are you interested in building professional credentials to enhance your professional position at your library?

Increasingly libraries are expanding the roles and responsibilities for staff in their organizations. NKU’s Library Career Development courses will provide individuals seeking occupational advancement as well as initial employment in the library science field with the necessary credentials to be vital members of 21st century libraries. Cutting edge trends in library technology, new programming initiatives, and best practices overviews will be included in each course.

Begin the NKU Professional Development program late this summer with one or both courses offered August 16th – October 8th.

· Library Technology

· Collection Management

This fall (October 11th – December 3rd) two more courses will be offered:

· Foundations of Library Services

· Reference & Information Services

Additional courses will be offered throughout the year!

Completion of each course will earn 3 NKU Continuing Education Credits (equivalent to 30 professional development contact hours.) NKU courses are also recognized by the American Library Association for completion of the national Library Support Staff Certification Program.

Registration Fee: $380 for each 8-week course

NKU’s Library Career Development courses are taught by library professionals who are active practitioners in the field. The majority of the instructors are also faculty members in accredited library science education programs. The online course materials are readily available to students in any geographic area and are accessible to those having demanding personal schedules that would preclude engaging in traditional professional development activities.

To Register link to

For more Information, contact Threasa Wesley. (mailto:

Threasa L. Wesley

Associate Professor & Head of Research & Instructional Services

319 Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY 41017


859-572-5390 (fax)

Free webinar - Business Value of Taxonomy

We are holding a 1 hour webinar next week on the Business Value of Taxonomy. This is part of our monthly fee based call series but since this topic is so important, we're providing a coupon code so that people can attend at no charge. This is a non technical call for business users, line of business managers and enterprise leadership.

Use coupon code COP5137 for free attendance.

Taxonomy Community of Practice
This month's topic is Business Value of Taxonomy. We encourage you to bring your manager to listen in.

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: $50 (Free with coupon code: COP5137)

Why a free CoP call? We are increasingly hearing that it's very difficult to explain the value of taxonomy to business leadership.
This is an opportunity for Earley & Associates to help you get the message higher in your organization.

CFP - The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

_The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances_ is looking for regular columnists who can speak to the issues and background of the journal indicated below. I am especially interested in management or staff in public, private, academic, and special libraries and other information organizations (like archives and museums) writing columns that address issues related to budgeting, management, human resources, development, and outsourcing (among others) in information organizations, not just libraries. Columns are needed on a quarterly basis (every 3 months). There is no renumeration provided for this, just the opportunity to get your name out into the profession and to put this on your resume. Please contact the editor directly if you are interested in contributing. Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _The Bottom Line_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

*Key Journal Audiences *

* librarians and information organization professionals in academic, public and company libraries, archives, museums, etc.
* library personnel
* library schools
* consultants

*Coverage *

* Quality editorial on fundraising
* Economics affecting libraries
* Brief notes about grants, taxes and levies
* Internet connections
* Business trends
* Outsourcing library functions
* Current economic crisis on your organization

*The Bottom Line is Indexed and Abstracted in*:

* Current Awareness Abstracts
* Emerald Management Reviews
* Information Management & Technology Abstracts
* The Informed Librarian
* Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
* Library Literature and Information Science

Workshop - "Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data,"

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core
Metadata Initiative (DCMI) are pleased to announce a new educational
partnership, starting with a webinar on "Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata
Formats to Linked Data," to be held Wednesday, August 25th, from 1:00 - 2:30
p.m. (eastern time).

Created in 1995, the Dublin Core was a result of the early phase of the web
revolution. While most saw the Dublin Core as a simple metadata format, or
as a set of descriptive headers embedded in web pages, a few of its founders
saw it as a cornerstone of a fundamentally new approach to metadata. In the
shadow of search engines, a Semantic Web approach developed in the early
2000s, reaching maturity in 2006 with the Linked Data movement, which uses
Dublin Core as one of its key vocabularies.

This webinar will discuss the difference between traditional approaches
based on record formats and the Linked Data approach, based on metadata
"statements" designed to be merged across data silo boundaries. Focusing on
the dual role of Dublin Core as a format and as a Semantic Web vocabulary,
this webinar will discuss new technologies for bridging the gap between
traditional and Linked Data approaches, highlighting how old ideas such as
embedded metadata have been reinvented with new web technologies and tools
to solve practical problems of resource discovery and navigation.

Speakers and topics are:

. Dublin Core in the Early Web Revolution
Makx Dekkers, Managing Director and CEO, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
Ltd. (DCMI)

Makx will describe how the early history of the Dublin Core illustrates an
emerging split between two quite different paradigms for metadata -- one
based on closed systems and record formats and the other based on
recombinational metadata with an "open-world" assumption.

. What Makes the Linked Data Approach Different
Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer, DCMI Ltd.

Tom will demonstrate how metadata can be designed for merging across the
boundaries of repositories and data silos.

. Designing Interoperable Metadata on Linked Data Principles
Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer, DCMI Ltd.

Tom will show how good metadata design is rooted in well-articulated
requirements and how the interoperability of metadata depends on shared
underlying vocabularies in the context of a shared "grammar" for metadata.

. Bridging the Gap to the Linked Data Cloud
Makx Dekkers, Managing Director and CEO, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
Ltd. (DCMI)

Makx will describe how existing metadata applications can participate in the
Linked Data cloud with emphasis on the role of simple, generic vocabularies
such as the Dublin Core in providing a common denominator for

Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and
NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is also
available. Can't make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive
access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your
convenience. For more information or to register, visit the event webpage:

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

Workshop - Care and Identification of Photographs

Care and Identification of Photographs

September 27-30, 2010

Location: METRO, Metropolitan New York Library Council (New York, NY)

Instructor: Gawain Weaver


Registration Includes:

• 4-day workshop
• 280-page color notebook (printed on HP Indigo Digital Press)
• 60x LED handheld microscope
• OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set

This 4-day workshop is an introduction to the history, identification, and preservation of photographic materials. Participants will acquire hands-on identification skills and learn practical photograph preservation techniques. Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and photomechanical samples, they will learn how a variety of processes were created, why they look the way they do, and how they deteriorate. Knowledge about photographic processes is essential to their preservation and leads to a greater appreciation of the aesthetics and history of photographic prints.

Preservation topics include enclosures, handling guidelines, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials.

Processes examined in detail include but are not limited to the following: daguerreotype, albumen, collodion and gelatin printing-out processes (POP), matte collodion, gelatin silver, photogravure, offset litho, letterpress halftone, collotype, chromogenic color, inkjet, and dye sublimation. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and screen projection, will allow participants to practice their identification skills in a guided setting.

The registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $595 and includes a workshop notebook with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic and photomechanical processes, is available on-site at the workshop for $75.

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 15.




The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this workshop.