Thursday, March 31, 2011

Internship - Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives

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.

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. In addition to
providing research and reference services, the Woody Guthrie Archives
curates thematic exhibits, delivers educational public programs,
supports an annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship, has piloted an
International Archives Exchange Program, and actively supports
educators by providing Guthrie based curricula via their website.

The Archives contains over 15,000 items including original song
lyrics, notebooks and diaries, manuscripts, photographs,
correspondence, personal papers, artwork, films, and audio recordings
that 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:

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 and Information Science
(MLIS) 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 intern’s 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

· Digitizing original archival material

· Transcribing original Woody Guthrie lyrics

· Accessioning new materials into the Archives

· Providing reference assistance to in-house researchers

· Assisting Archivist with licensing, copy requests, and other
Archival duties.

Internships run for a 10-week period from mid-May through July 2011.
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

Contact Information: Please email complete applications to Tiffany
Colannino at by April 15, 2011.

Tiffany Colannino
Woody Guthrie Archives

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

Internship - U.S. Green Building Council, DC

USGBC has an opportunity for a practical learning experience for a currently
enrolled undergraduate or graduate student through an un-paid internship
with its Education department.

This internship will provide students with hands-on experience applying
taxonomies, metadata schemas, and data organizational management to the website and USGBC's education programs. Students will be exposed
to knowledge management strategies and quality assurance in order to help
USGBC integrate many important green resources across areas of work.

This position will provide a solid introduction to the work and issues
associated with the collection, analysis, evaluation, packaging, and
dissemination of information in a special library setting. The internship in
knowledge management will work directly with the Knowledge Exchange
Coordinator and support a liaison role with USGBC's Marketing and
Communications department.

This internship is unpaid, and is available in exchange for school credit

*Internship Details Include*

- Correctly apply organizational taxonomies and metatags documents and
guidelines to content
- Perform Quality Assurance on the application of all metatags and
- Develop a metadata workflow and methods document for USGBC and possibly
help train staff on the usage of this workflow document
- Recommend possible data-driven functionality improvements to the website

*Education and Training Requirements/Preferences*

- Current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate degree program
required, preferably in library or information science

*Experience Requirements*

- Experience cataloguing, indexing, metadata or working with a taxonomy
- Working knowledge of XML technologies
- Comfort with data entry

*Other Required Skills and Qualifications*

- A strong focus on and attention to detail and quality results
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently
- Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills (MS
- Interest in and commitment to USGBC Mission

*Internship Application Instructions*

Please submit resume and letter of interest via email to or
fax to 202-478-5046, ATTN: Human Resources. Please indicate where you saw
the posting for this opportunity. *Application deadline: April 15. **No
phone calls please.*

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Workshop: Aesthetics, Craft, and Care of the Fine Art Digital Print

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, is presenting a four-day workshop on the Aesthetics, Craft, and Care of the Fine Art Digital Print. The workshop will be held on August 23 – 26, 2011 in Rochester, NY. The cost is $1,495 for early registrants.
WorkshopWho should attend this workshop?

* Fine Art Printmakers
* Contemporary Photographers
* Contemporary Photograph Collectors
* Museum and Archive Professionals
* Photograph Conservators
* Photography Educators

Workshop Details

In a small group setting, this lecture and hands-on style workshop will teach participants the unique aesthetics of the fine art digital print and help them understand their distinguishing characteristics. Presentation of the history and application of digital print technologies will be followed by demonstrations of the fine art inkjet printing process. Additional topics include basic color management theory and the use of various tools and software currently available for monitor and printer calibration. A discussion on how digital print processes are currently being used for fine art reproduction will also be provided. Print samples will illustrate the consequence of different software settings and common image workflow mistakes. Print identification techniques will be taught through close examination of didactic sample sets and the use of Graphics Atlas, IPI's print characterization website. Participants will learn about physical and chemical stability issues and receive practical advice on handling, storage enclosures, and proper display and storage conditions.

To learn more or to register for the workshop please go to:
If you have any questions contact:

Patti Ford
Phone: (585) 475-2843


Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Baltimore, MD - June 17, 2011

Held at:
The George Peabody Library

Cosponsored & hosted by:
Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries, Department of Conservation & Preservation


This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects such as posters, maps, and blueprints . The size, the use of mixed media, and the often-transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs. The symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage and handling solutions for a variety of items.

This program is intended for curators, librarians, archivists, collection managers, and others involved in the care of collections that include paper-based objects large and small.


Location: The George Peabody Library
17 East Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

When: Friday, June 17, 2011
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


$95 CCAHA members
$110 Non-members

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at:

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

To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at

QUESTIONS? Call 215-545-0613 or email

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

CFP - International Journal of Library Science

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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Internship - Smithsonian

Please note: This internship is on-site at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC although it is through the California Academy of Sciences. You will need to apply at


Reporting to the Archives and Digital Collections Librarian and the User Services Librarian, the Information Connections Research Intern plays a key role in a pilot project to digitize archival collections and biological specimens, to create usable metadata for these collections, and to established appropriate connections between the digitized materials and the published literature in the Biodiversity Heritage Library ( This project is funded under "Connecting Content: A Collaboration to Link Field Notes to Specimens and Published Literature," a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Intern will be assigned to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and will be supervised by the Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Duties will include assisting in the development of an online toolkit that will support the cataloging and management of biological field books, and contributing to efforts to publicize the results of this project. This position is a 320-hour appointment and carries a stipend of $5000.00. The internship dates are flexible between June1-August 31.


* Work with Academy and SI staff to identify and define the nature of connections between field book references, citations in published literature, and natural history collections

* Work with Academy and SI staff to establish a weighting system for assigning degrees of certainty to the different types of connections identified under the first bullet

* Work with Academy and SI staff to define a sample set and assess the frequency of the different types of connections

* Collaborate with staff in both organizations to develop a set of recommendations for Field Book Registry developers that will expand functionality to support links between related connections

* Collaborate with staff in both organizations to develop a set of recommendations for Field Book Registry developers to consider for system design that will support possible automatic identification of connection indicators

* Assist in the design of a web interface to expose and publicize the "Connecting Content" project as part of the Library website, using the Research Division Content Management System, as well as the Smithsonian Fieldbook Registry

* Contribute to efforts to publicize the "Connecting Content" project by submitting blog entries or similar content to the Library website, the Field Book Project website, and/or presenting a poster at a relevant conference


Please note that it is required that the Intern be a Graduate Student enrolled in an MLIS program, with completion of core requirements. Experience in cataloging and web design required.

More information and application here: Please contact with any questions.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free webinar - preservation

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

Join us:
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.

Here is the link for Advocate for you Collections.
Users may login as a guest.

Some things to remember:
1. Before the class, you may run a test on your computer by clicking here.
2. A microphone or headset is completely optional (text chat is available).

We hope to see you there.

ALA's second annual Preservation Week is April 24-30 . Preservation Week activities are going on across the nation. Go to Preservation Week 2011 Google Map to see what's happening.

Preservation Services Librarian
404.892.0943 x4875

Conference - Mobile Technologies in Libraries

iPhone. iPad. Android. Blackberry. Kindle. App store. 3G. These are just
some of the now ubiquitous mobile devices and technologies in use today.
Libraries are daily faced with a perpetually connected user base demanding
mobile access to information resources traditionally accessed from desktop
or laptop computers.

NISO's one-day forum on Mobile Technologies in Libraries, to be held May 20,
2011 in Philadelphia, PA, will look at both issues and solutions for
offering library information resources to mobile equipment.

This event will benefit anyone who wants to learn more about libraries'
interactions with and promotion of mobile technologies. How informed are
libraries and their resource providers about what users want to do with
mobile devices? Are information providers' recent mobile interface offerings
useful to libraries and mobile users? How can libraries take advantage of
existing popular mobile apps? Can individual libraries be effective in
addressing mobile technologies and user demands on their own, or will
development dollars be best spent on collaborative efforts or
vendor-supplied services? In focusing more attention on mobile users, are
libraries neglecting other user populations who do not have access to mobile
devices? Do mobile device and service providers have any incentive to work
with libraries and serve neglected populations? Are special standards needed
to address mobile information delivery in library contexts? These and other
issues will be explored by the forum's invited speakers.

NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection
of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly
information community and the small size which provides opportunities to
network with speakers and other attendees.


Introduction: How Standards Fit (or don't fit) in Mobile Computing

Opening Keynote -- Brian O'Leary, Founder and Principal, Magellan Media

Mobile Computing, Libraries, and Users: Providing Context
. Using Surveys to Find Out What Uses Want with Mobile Devices
. MedLine Mobile: The Why, What, and How

Examples of Mobile Technologies
. Instructional Technologies Gone Mobile
. Embracing Mobile Devices: Libraries and Mobile Technology
. Mobile Interfaces & the Impact on (and Opportunities for) Publisher

Closing Keynote


Early bird discounts are available through May 1, 2011. NISO and LSA members
receive additional discounts. A student discount is also available. A
complete agenda, registration, and hotel information are available on the
event webpage:

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Internship - Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges is looking for a full-time
Summer Intern in their archives for help with processing, arranging, and
describing educational measurement and research, admissions assessment,
and exam materials and reprocessing some institutional records series.
A library science/archives or history graduate student is preferred.
This 35 hour/week internship pays $10/hour and the start and finish
dates are flexible (preferably May - August).

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit association
of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies. We seek
to improve the nation's health by enhancing the effectiveness of
academic medicine. We are located in Washington, DC and readily
Metro-accessible. Learn more and/or apply go to and search for "Archives Summer

Molly B. Alexander, MS, CA
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel. (202)862-6261
Fax. (202)862-6136

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CFP - Assessment of Library Instruction Activities

"We're Teaching, But How Do We Know If They're Learning?'
Assessment of Library Instruction Activities
2nd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
Friday, June 3, 2011
The John Crerar Library/The University of Chicago

For more information about the symposium:

Call for proposals

The organizers of the 2nd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium to be held Friday, June 3, 2011 invite proposals for presentations in the area of assessment of library instruction activities. Proposals should be submitted using the form found at . Invited and contributed presentations will provide a framework for thinking about library assessment, as well as describing practical approaches for measuring learning outcomes. Proposals selected for full oral presentation will be eligible for a travel stipend.

Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:

* How do we evaluate the effectiveness of our library's instruction programs?
* What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to provide evidence that library instruction contributes to positive learning outcomes?
* Should I partner with faculty or other groups on campus in doing this kind of assessment?
* How can the assessment of instruction programs be helpful in demonstrating the library's value to your community?

Specific topics for presentations may include (but are not limited to):

* Evidence based librarianship in library instruction
* Effective, sustainable, and practical assessment
* The role of the library in learning outcomes
* Demonstrating the value and impact of library instruction
* Methods and tools for assessing learning in library environment
Examples: Rubrics, Clickers, Pre- and Post-Tests, Grades or other curricular performance measures

The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentation. Proposals for small group exercises, demonstration of specific assessment techniques or other interactive activities will be given consideration. We will be offering presenters who do not wish to, or are not selected to make a full oral presentation the option of participating in a round of "lightning talks." These ultra-short format talks will offer a forum for sharing additional techniques, research findings or other focused information.

About the symposium series:

The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago. The symposium series is made possible through the generous support of Howard Zar.

Session organizers contact information:
Andrea Twiss-Brooks 773-702-8777
Barbara Kern 773-702-8717

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Call for papers: social learning and social media in higher education

Call for papers: social learning and social media in higher education

Submissions are now being accepted for The HETL Review. See the Editorial Policies page at for submission requirements. The major theme for 2011 is University 2.0

Theme topic areas:
-University 2.0: using Web 2.0 and other social media technology in higher education
-University 2.0: Web 2.0, social media, and the internationalization of teaching and learning
-University 2.0: social learning theories, instructional design, and learning outcomes
-University 2.0: social, institutional, and policy-making challenges and opportunities

Patrick Blessinger, Executive Editor
The HETL Review
Visit the website at

CFP - Dynamics of Value Reporting

Dynamics of Value Reporting: A Special Issue of 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 the reporting of the organizational performance and value created by libraries, archives and museums. Contributors are encouraged to consider the topic in diverse ways. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

* The historical role of organizational performance and value reporting by agency type, appropriate to a geographical area, or within a segment of time
* Comparison of organizational performance and values being reported in terms of types (i.e. cultural, economic, and social), perceived need, or effectiveness over time
* Biographical sketches of significant individuals, including organizational performance and value reporting leaders, innovators, or advocates
* Relationships between the business sector and libraries, archives, and/or museums regarding organizational performance and value reporting developments and schemas
* Cultural factors influencing the organizational performance or value reporting of libraries, archives, or museums
* Impacts of organizational performance and value reporting by libraries, archives, or museums on rural, diverse or underserved communities
* History of the development and/or implementation of a specific organizational performance or value reporting schema within libraries, archives, and museums
* Comparative histories of two or more agencies using different organizational performance or value reporting schema
* Measuring the value of the library’s or archives’ collections or resources
* Determining the value for / impact on the library or archives over time when its collections and resources are sold for operating revenue
* Successes/failures, and their causes and effects, of value reporting to resource allocators from senior administrators to policy makers (particularly legislators)

Proposal guidelines:

* Submissions should be based on original research utilizing appropriate sources, including relevant archival or museum materials or collections. Articles must provide a coherent narrative and analysis that situate organizational performance and value reporting in the broader historical or social context of the profession and/or culture in which they operate. Submissions should not have been previously published or be currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Completed manuscripts should be approximately 5,000 – 6,000 words including notes. Proposals for articles must include: the author’s contact information, including name, title, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional address (if more than one author, include information for all authorship contributors and designate which is the primary author for purposes of communication)
* 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 the guest editor, Larry Nash White ( Proposals must be received by the editor no later than September 1, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail, indicating that the proposal has been received. Authors of proposals will be notified by February 1, 2012, regarding the status of their submission. Proposals that are accepted will receive an invitation to submit a manuscript for peer-review by November 1, 2012. Following peer-review, manuscripts will be returned to authors by January 15, 2013, indicating any revisions required. Final revised manuscripts are due to the issue editor no later than March 15, 2013. The special issue will be published in early 2014, as volume 49, 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. 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 in the field worldwide. In 2011, it is being added to the “Information Science & Library Science” and the “History of Social Sciences” categories of the Social Sciences Citation Index. Articles are available in full-text beginning with the winter 2001 issue (Volume 36, Number 1) for subscribers to Project Muse at

About the guest editor for this special issue:
Larry Nash White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. White is an internationally invited speaker, presenter, and author in the areas of library administration, leadership, organizational performance assessment, and competition for library service. His research interests include competition for library and Information services and resources, organizational performance assessment, analytics, leadership, and strategic information use by library administrators.

CFP: Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

CFP: Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Theme: Libraries Providing Integration, Innovation and Information for Women


The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group invites colleagues to submit proposals for its two-hour open session at the IFLA Congress in Puerto Rico
Scope / Objectives of the Session

The session aims to provide case studies illustrating how libraries and information centres are responding tothe needs of women around the world,providing services for the benefit of women, and helping them to survive the current world economic crisis. Papers can cover a wide range of related areas including:

* Which role are libraries and information centres playing in supporting access to information for the empowerment of women within their local communities?
* Are libraries providing services and access to information and knowledge (to health information, lCT, literacy skills, confidence building training, etc) specially aimed at girls / women, and what is the impact of those services on them and the whole community?
* How are public libraries supporting women who are loosing their jobs as a result of the recession?
* Are there any specific programmes assisting women migrant workers to acquire new skills, access services, communicate with their families, etc?
* Are libraries and information centres working in partnership with other organisations to support women?

Submission Guidelines

Proposals to be submitted by email to including:

* Title of the paper
* Abstract of approximately 100 words, summarising the paper
* Speaker's name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address and brief biographical note.

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel chaired by the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Convener.

IFLA has first publication rights to papers selected.

Conference presentations can be made in English or Spanish. They will be no longer than 20 minutes, with extra time for questions at the end of the session.

Letters of invitation can be issued to presenters upon request.

1st March 2011: Submission of abstracts

15th March 2011: Notification of acceptance / rejection

1st May 2011: Submission of full text

All proposals must be in before 1 March 2011.
Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.
Congress Attendance Grants

The Puerto Rico National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Please check our Conference Participation Grants webpage for the most up-to-date information.

CFP - Reviews

Journal of Library Innovation: Call for Review Authors

The editors of the Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI) are seeking librarians, library staff, and library school students to review materials such as books, conferences, and computer applications. Our reviews are designed to provide library professionals with information about items containing new and innovative ideas to try in their
libraries or in their professional development endeavors. If you are interested in writing reviews, please email a writing sample to Reviews Section Editor Samantha Gust at Please share this email with colleagues who might be interested as well.

For further information about JOLI, please visit:

Journal of Library Innovation is published by the Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo NY.

CFP - Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship

Call for Chapter Proposals – Advances in Librarianship, Volume 35 (Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship)

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

This volume of Advances in Librarianship will focus not on the how of doing them, but rather on their successes and failures in various contexts in which these tools have been and will be used.

Topics of interest for proposed chapters about assessment and outcomes evaluation can include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Outcomes evaluation and assessment cases and applications in all settings such as education for librarianship, libraries and other information services analyzing their impact, results and effectiveness;
* Models or case studies specifically developed or adapted to accommodate digital environments;
* Studies and research of their usage in various contexts such as library and information science operations;
* Usage in special and on-going funding requests to governments, foundations and other funding sources;
* Assessment cases or models used in developing software, searching tools, and other electronic applications such as social media;
* Self assessment cases used by employers of librarians and library and information faculty members;
* Use of outcomes evaluation and assessment in hiring and promotion in libraries;
* Studies of the successes of using outcomes evaluation and assessment in tenure decisions in teaching environments;
* Assessment from within and without the library, viz. the virtual library and digital services within the physical library;
* The role of end users in assessment and outcomes evaluation undertakings;
* Views on how to keep assessment and outcomes evaluation dynamic and relevant in times of rapid change;
* Best practices in using assessment and outcomes evaluation which are both quantitative and qualitative;
* Exploration of the relationships between research and assessment;
* The extent to which rubrics used in measuring outcomes and assessment have been and are being standardized;
* Community needs assessments as part of, or prequels to, strategic planning for collections, spaces and services in all types of libraries;
* The impact of assessment on changes in the fields of library and information science.

Please submit chapter proposals by the end of July 2011 to series editor Anne Woodsworth:

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

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

Schedule of due dates:
Proposal outlines: July 31, 2011
First drafts: December 1, 2012
Revised drafts: March 1, 2012

Kind regards,

Diane Heath
Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Contextual Metadata

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Contextual Metadata: Journal of Library Metadata

Overview: The general aim of this special issue of the Journal of Library Metadata is to assess and present practices and research on contextual metadata as a component of a metadata framework. Contextual metadata can be found in a variety of metadata systems and in all environments that maintain metadata. The guest editor seeks to outline the major issues, challenges, applications and tools, standards, guidelines, and documentation practices for contextual metadata.

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

* Definitions of contextual metadata
* The influence of community on contextual metadata (e.g., disciplines, specific community-driven structures, task-oriented structures, and cross-community applications)
* Contextual metadata standards
* Contextual metadata as a component of other standards
* Dynamic and/or static contextual metadata
* Automatic contextual metadata generation from existing data
* Use and usability of contextual metadata for relevance ranking and selection
* Content analyses of contextual metadata to determine best practices
* Semantic practices in constructing contextual metadata
* Quality metrics for contextual metadata
* Centralization and decentralization of contextual metadata

Submission Procedure: Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before, March 31, 2011, a proposal (up to 1000 words) clearly explaining the objectives and concerns of his or her proposed article. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified shortly about the status of their proposals. Full manuscripts (3000-7000 words) are expected to be submitted by July 10, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Guest Editor: Dr. Katherine M. Wisser, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College. Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to the guest editor at following addresses:

"The Journal of Library Metadata is the exclusive forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications in libraries and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. This focused journal comprehensively discusses practical, applicable information that libraries can effectively use in their own information discovery environments. Specialized knowledge, the latest technology, and top research are presented pertaining specifically to evolving metadata use in libraries." More information about Journal of Library Metadata can be found online:

CFP - Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

Call for Submissions: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize (Progressive Librarians Guild)

Are you an LIS student interested in activism and the struggle for social justice? Do you stay awake at night thinking about how your politics might inform your professional practice?

The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in the Summer 2011 issue of Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $300 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the 2011 American Library Association (ALA)annual conference in New Orleans, LA. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA.

Think you might be interested? Here's the fine print.

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word or RTF format, to Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on May 1, 2011.

5. The $300 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in 2011; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to a progressive cause at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the co-chair of the selection committee, Steve Lorenz at More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available at

CFP - The Serials Librarian

Seeking submissions for future issues of The Serials Librarian

The Serials Librarian is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis, featuring in-depth articles, columns, and discussion on all aspects of the serials chain (print or electronic), whether from the acquisitions and cataloguing perspective, the publisher or agent viewpoint, or placing a focus on trends such as open access, licensing, repositories, new ways of publishing and access material.

We welcome articles from any country in the world and from publishers, agents and intermediaries as well as librarians. We are also not focused on any particular sector and welcome submissions from outside the educational field. All articles are subject to blind peer review before acceptance and we have an
international editorial board with a wide range of expertise across the world of serials.

If you are interested in contributing to our journal then please email with a proposal or article, or an idea for a future column or short piece.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Louise Cole (Kingston University, UK)
Andrew Shroyer (California State University, Los Angeles, USA)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP - Information Literacy Conference

6th Annual Information Literacy Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Johnson & Wales University
Charlotte, NC

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: 5pm on Friday, March 25, 2011

What is the "6th Annual Information Literacy Conference"?
It is a one-day conference covering the various aspects of Information Literacy in academic institutions, public libraries and K - 12 education.

What presentation/poster topics are you looking for?
Throughout the day the presentations can cover anything from the basics of information literacy, how to write your information literacy program, success stories, tools to assist in the implementation and more! Click here to see what sessions and posters were offered last year.

Here are the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Note that these standards do not need to be a part of your presentation or poster but help to give guidance for session topics. All topics relating to Information Literacy will be considered.

· Determine the extent of information needed

· Access the needed information effectively and efficiently

· Evaluate information and its sources critically

· Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base

· Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

· Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Some sample topics include:

· Copyright

· Ethics

· Sending students off as learners

· Teachers & Librarians as partners

· NC Wise Owl & NC LIVE

Is there a registration fee reduction for presenters?
Presenters will receive half-price registration.

How do I submit a presentation/poster proposal?
Complete the Session Proposal Form and submit it by Friday, March 25, 2011.

What if I have other questions?
Send questions to Valerie Freeman, 2011 Metrolina Library Association President, at

See you at the Information Literacy Conference!

Valerie Freeman
President, Metrolina Library Association

CFP - Information and Communication Technology Education

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education


Mission of IJICTE:

The mission of the International Journal of

Information and Communication Technology
Education (IJICTE) is to serve as a medium for
introducing, collaborating, analyzing,
synthesizing, and evaluating innovative
contributions to the theory, practice, and
research of technology education applicable to
K-12 education, higher education, and corporate
and proprietary education. IJICTE publishes
articles promoting the advancement of teaching
with technology at all levels of education
encompassing all domains of learning.

Coverage of IJICTE:

IJICTE publishes contributions from all
disciplines of information technology education.
In particular, the journal supports
multidisciplinary research in the following areas:

Acceptable use policies and fair use laws
Administrative applications of information technology education
Corporate information technology training
Data-driven decision making and strategic technology planning
Educational/ training software evaluation
Effective planning, marketing, management and
leadership of technology education
Impact of technology in society and related equity issues
Impact of technology on student achievement
Pedagogy and androgogy of teaching with technology
Related issues that impact the research,
position, and practice of information technology
education on schools, corporate entities, and society
School improvement and reform
Standards-based technology education programs
Technology as a teaching strategy and learning style
Technology training tools and instructional materials
Theories and models of instructional systems design

IJICTE promotes the research, position, and
practice of technology education in its broadest
sense to ensure coverage of topics such as:

Assessment of curricular objectives,
administrative applications, and corporate objectives
Holistic approach to instructional design theories
Impact of multicultural differences on technology
Impact of technology on education-related issues
such as copyright laws, censorship, and fair use
Pedagogy and androgogy of teaching with technology
Technology as a teaching (teacher/instructor)
strategy and learning (student) style
Technology planning, marketing, and management
Technology tools for education and training environments

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

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lawrence Tomei at

Call for Papers - Research in School Library Leadership

Call for Papers - Research in School Library Leadership

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). It is published twice yearly, in January and July and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship in school librarianship. Each issue contains exceptional papers relating to the issue theme and a selection of papers representing outstanding research on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will explore the theme School Library Leadership. This theme encompasses both the individual school librarian as a leader within their schools and the profession as a whole, and how school libraries are leadership organizations. We encourage papers that both affirm and challenge definitions of leadership in this context. This issue will expand the opportunities for researchers to share their work relating to leadership of school librarians and the school library as an essential institution of leading educational reform. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Theoretical constructs of school librarian leadership.
Leadership credibility.
School library leadership that impacts student achievement.
Case studies of school library and school librarian leadership in international contexts.
School libraries as catalysts for student and faculty leadership.

Responsive leadership in school libraries.
Mentoring as leadership.
Leadership development of school librarians.
Enablers and barriers to school librarian leadership.

School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss possibilities.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 15, 2011. 
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, 
Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart

Guidelines for Contributors are available from the Editor. Guidelines for Contributors also available on the IASL website.

Dr. Nancy Everhart
President, American Association of School Librarians

Director, School Library Media Program
Director, PALM (Partnerships Advancing Library Media) Center
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
252 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306

CFP - Advancing Librarian Education

Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2011

Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design

A book edited by Ari Sigal, MLS

Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina

To be published by IGI Global:

Introduction: Developments in internet technology have given rise to various modalities of distance education (DE) for students in higher education. Applying both established and emerging methods of DE to Library and Information Science (LIS) education is of special interest since future librarians will rely upon the means by which they were trained. Though a number of journal articles addressing this topic have appeared over the past decade, there nonetheless exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

Objective of the Book: This book will provide both relevant theoretical frameworks and the most recent empirical research findings in this area. The work will be directed to professionals wanting to improve their understanding of the variety of current DE techniques and the impact they are having within the context of LIS education.

Target Audience: The target audience of this book will consist primarily of LIS faculty, directors, and deans, as well as researchers and academic librarians. The volume will appeal to those who apply technology to delivering DE in a higher education setting. Also, the book will benefit administrators who manage DE programs.

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

Hybrid/blended learning (f2f + online)

Course-sharing models

Community-embedded learning

Faculty experience of online learning

Student experience of online learning

Learning outcomes in DE

Media platforms

3-D immersive instruction (e.g., Second Life and ActiveWorlds)

Effect of online DE on MLS and post-MLS programs

Effect of DE methods on information literacy, bibliographic instruction, research and reference

(List derived in part from Harris, L, Kazmer, M. M., & Mon, L. (2007). From the guest editors. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 48 (1), 1-4.)

Submission Procedure: Interested faculty, researchers, and academic librarians engaged in distance instruction are invited to submit by March 30, 2011, a 2-3 page proposal explaining the content of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 20, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

Publisher: This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, Hershey, PA and New York, NY, and publisher of the ongoing series Advances in Library Information Studies, as well as numerous other imprints. For additional information concerning the publisher, please visit . This title is anticipated to be released in 2012.

A description of the volume and a Call for Chapters is online at the following URL (but note deadline extensions in this CFP that are not reflected on the web site: proposals are due March 30, 2011).

Important Dates


March 30: Final call for proposals

April 20: Notification of proposal status

August 26: Full chapter submission

November 15: Review results returned


January 15: Final chapter submission

January 21: Final deadline

Michelle M. Kazmer, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

School of Library & Information Studies / College of Communication & Information

Florida State University


Phone: 850.559.2421 / michellekazmer

CFP - The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances will be publishing a special issue on library marketing and strategic market planning. TBL is an Emerald publication that explores the business management side of libraries and it's role in their success. The editor of this special issue is looking for articles that consider, theoretically or practically, the role marketing and marketing strategy plays in the success and viability of library organizations of all kinds. Articles can be of any length and should feature new or innovative ideas regarding the idea of marketing the library and its services in ways that promote value, aid in the implementation of strategic plans or promote more effective delivery of patron/customer need. Preference will be given to articles that explore the applicability of sales and marketing ideas in non-library environments that inform and bolster what we collectively know about library marketing, in order to consider it in a fresh way. Ideal topics include:

· Community-based social marketing

· Sales and personal selling in library environments

· Social networks and library marketing

· Selling or marketing non-tangibles

· Services marketing strategy and planning

· Applying POS and retail concepts to library marketing

· Merchandising

· Value creation

· Customer orientation

· Consumer behavior

· Market research strategies

· Marketing virtual library services

· Focus groups, surveys and best practices for understanding patrons

· Selling the library to cultivate/raise funds

· Cost-benefit analysis of services, materials etc.

· New product/service development

· Non-revenue based conceptual sales

· Preference marketing

· Benefit driven marketing

· Market planning and innovation

· Strategic planning and the marketing function

· The role of selling in library promotions

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 April 15, 2011 with priority attention given to earlier submissions. Articles would be due to the editor by August 1, 2011 and submitted online at Any questions can be directed to the special edition's editor at Thank you.

Michael Germano

California State University, Los Angeles

CFP - Society for Applied Learning Technology

Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT)

Interactive Technologies Conference
August 17-19, 2011
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia

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

The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions. Topics of interest include:

Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

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

Knowledge Management Systems

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

Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement

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

New Technologies & the Marketplace

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

Instructional Systems Design

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

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

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

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

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

Author's Information

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

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 23, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2011

Submission of Papers Due: July 18, 2011

Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2011

To submit your abstract online, click here

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

CFP - Partnership

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
from Dolores' List of CFPs
An open access journal published twice annually, is seeking contributions for the Spring and Fall issues, 2011.

Established in 2006, Partnership publishes a wide range of articles of interest to all sectors of the Canadian library community. Submissions are welcome to all eight sections of the journal:
- Innovations in Practice (peer-reviewed)
- Theory and Research (peer-reviewed)
- Conference Spotlight (arms-length review)
- Professional Development
- Media/Publication Reviews
- Profiles
- Viewpoints
- News and Announcements

for a description of the scope and editorial policies for each section.

Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

Spring Issue, May/June 2011
Peer reviewed sections: March 31, 2011
All Other sections: April 30, 2011

Fall Issue, Nov/Dec 2011
Peer reviewed sections: August 31, 2011
All Other sections: September 30, 2011


David Fox
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

University of Saskatchewan Library
Phone: (306)966-5949
Cell: (306)229-6937
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research



14-16 October 2011

University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto

The Book Conference serves as an inclusive forum for examining the past, current and future role of the book. It proceeds from recognition that although the book is an old medium of expression, it embodies half a millennium's experience of recording knowledge. Its pervasive influence continues to shape newer forms of information technology, while at the same time providing a reference point for innovation.

The 2011 Book Conference will take place at the University of St. Michael's in the University of Toronto. The University of St. Michael's is home to the John M. Kelly Library, one of 40 within the University of Toronto and is known for its innovative services to students and faculty. The collection dates back to the founding of the University and is particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences, with book history, languages and English literature well represented.

The conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of the Book. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at the conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Playlist. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 March 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the conference website - .

We also invite you to subscribe to our free, monthly email newsletter, and to our Facebook, RSS or Twitter feeds at .

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope that you will be able to join us in Toronto this October.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Bengtson, Director of Library and Archives & Fellow, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Book and International Journal of the Book

CFP - Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems

Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems: Advances and Developments


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2011

Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems: Advances and Developments
A book edited by Yefim Kats, PhD


I kindly invite you to contribute to new book Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems: Advances and Developments to be published by IGI Global. The main goal of this edition is to present high quality research by the leading experts on the state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) administration and management in online as well as hybrid educational environments.

Project Overview

Currently, many colleges function as exclusively online training or degree granting facilities, while others enrich their traditional curriculum with more and more online and hybrid courses. As the e-Learning market continues to grow, the choice of available Learning Management Systems and related software modules as well as "software as a service" packages has been growing accordingly.

In this increasingly competitive environment, higher learning institutions confront a difficult problem of choosing an appropriate Learning Management System, maintaining their existing system, or upgrading to a system that fits their budget, technical resources, curriculum, and profile of the student body. The problem is complicated further by the variety of available modes of course delivery, such as "pure" online, hybrid, and asynchronous/synchronous courses.

Target Audience

The book is intended to be a source of consolidated information for administrators, program developers, and business community on the most important aspects of educational platform administration in the area of online education. It will contain vital practical information, case studies, and conceived as a valuable manual for all involved in the e-Learning environment.

Suggested Topics

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

Installing, upgrading, and maintaining new or existing LMS.

Migrating from one LMS to another commercial/free LMS.

Evaluating existing/proposed LMS:

Administrative perspective

Financial perspective

Technical perspective

LMS performance optimization, statistics, settings, localization, user management etc.

LMS security issues.

LMS architectures.

LMS administrative tools.

LMS plugins/add-ons.

LMS scalability.

LMS templates/themes.

LMS on particular OS platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X.

LMS interoperability with handheld/mobile devices.

Managing and maintaining LMS storage space and backup.

Producing, managing, and maintaining multimedia content on LMS.

LMS application programming and support.

Please, feel free to propose any other relevant topic of interest.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30th, 2011 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his/her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 7,000 to 8,000 words are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.) is a publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference) and "Medical Information Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding this publication and the publisher, please visit:

Important Dates:

March 30, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline

July 30, 2011: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2011: Review Result Returned

November 15, 2011: Revised Chapter Submission

December 15, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Yefim Kats, PhD


tel. (315) 832 0184

Conference - International Visual Literacy Association

43rd Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)

The 43rd Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) will be held at the historic Seaview Resort, Galloway, NJ, from September 28 to October 2, 2011. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey ( ) will serve as the proud host for this event. The Seaview Resort is located about 1 hour east of Philadelphia, PA, and is just a few miles west of Atlantic City, NJ.

The annual IVLA conference serves as a forum for discussing a variety of topics related to the interdisciplinary field of visual literacy. Presenters from all over the world cover a wide range of disciplines including the arts, sciences, education, communication, business, media, videography, photography, instructional technology, health, and computer applications. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal to share your research and projects related to visual literacy.

The deadline for proposal submission is June 23, 2008 via . More information about IVLA can be found at .

Grant - visual resources


Deadline: March 31, 2011

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces a new Project Grant program, whose purpose is to provide support for projects in the field of visual resources and image management that are consonant with the VRA Foundation mission.

Up to $1,500 will be awarded per grant. The funds may be used for small, stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project. Collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are favored. Categories to be considered for funding would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

Image Metadata
Image Cataloguing
Data Standards
Digital Archives
Digitization Projects (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
Visual Literacy
Pedagogy and Technology
Intellectual Property Rights

Project proposals may be submitted at any time during the year. The Foundation reviews and selects projects for funding twice a year, in April and November.

The deadline for April review is March 31. The deadline for November review is October 31.

For information about grants contact:
David Green
VRA Foundation Board

The mission of the VRA Foundation is to advance knowledge in the field of visual resources and image management and to provide educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information in the digital age. The Foundation advances awareness of important issues for digital information management; encourages the application of professional standards, innovative technology, and metadata cataloging protocols; facilitates workplace training; and promotes awareness of intellectual property rights and copyright issues. The VRA Foundation supports a range of educational offerings to help ensure that such information reaches a diverse and global audience.

Internship - Theodore Roosevelt Center

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University is seeking interns to participate in the cataloging and development of the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. The goal of the Center is to serve scholars, tourists, teachers, curious citizens, and students of all ages as they explore the life and achievement of the 26th President of the United States. Once the digital library is launched publically, the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library will be the primary portal the Center uses to convey that goal to a national audience.

The Center has acquired over 250,000 digitized documents from the Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress. The documents include letters to and from TR, newspaper clippings, speeches and executive orders, photographs, maps, and personal diaries. In order to make the digital files available to the public online, the Center is seeking interns to help with creation of metadata for the documents in our online database. Interns will work a minimum of 240 hours (approximately six weeks), viewing documents on a computer screen and typing information into a Web-based form. (Interns may also evaluate other catalogers’ work to make sure all standards are being met.)

Interns may be involved in our on-going web site re-design project and may also conduct an evaluation of the usability of the digital library for all audiences. The evaluation should particularly consider how the library measures up with similar digital libraries. Interns may also have the opportunity to research possible acquisitions for the TRC. Interns will also be encouraged to ask questions and to volunteer projects depending on their own interests in digital libraries and cataloging.

Since the work is web based, the internships will be conducted remotely. Interns do not need to relocate to Dickinson, North Dakota, to complete their work. Training will be provided to interns via an on-line classroom environment at the beginning of the internship. Moderate hourly stipend is included. Preference will be given to applicants who can complete the internship by June 30, 2011, but applicants who require later participation will be considered.

Required qualifications:
• Graduate students or recent graduates in archival studies, library science or information management
• Knowledge of digital standards, particularly Dublin Core and controlled vocabularies
• Attention to detail
• Commitment to accurate, high-quality work
• Self-motivated worker, as all work will be done remotely

Desired qualifications:
• Experience working in digital collections, particularly creating metadata/catalog records
• Knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt and/or American History in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

To Apply:
• Send letter of application (including proposed timeline and your reasons for interest in this internship) and resume to Krystal Thomas, Coordinator/Archivist for the Theodore Roosevelt Center,

Internship - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Summer Graduate Student Practicum

The Dickinson Research Center is seeking applications for the position of Summer Graduate Student Practicum to assist staff with processing collections within the Center, which serves as the library and archives for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Position Description: Summer 2011 practicum for two graduate students planning a career in an archives to work with manuscript materials. The goal of the practicum is to provide the students with experience in arrangement and description, creating collection inventories and finding aids, processing collections, learning and utilizing preservation techniques, assisting researchers in the reading room, and providing administrative and organizational support. Students will work with experienced staff to obtain these goals. The practicum may begin as early as May 23, 2011 and end as late as August 24, 2011.

Qualifications: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in Archives or Library Science. They must also have strong written communication skills and experience interacting with the public professionally, be able to work independently, be organized and flexible, be reliable and responsible for their time and work, and be able to climb ladders and lift 40 pound boxes. Applicants must also have basic computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. Highly Desirable: Successful completion of two archives courses, including an introduction to archives and basic processing. Previous experience processing archival collections. Recent graduates may also apply, however, successful candidates must commit to completing the practicum term.

Compensation/Salary: Full-time temporary position; up to ten weeks at $10-12/hr (based on experience). Some flexibility is possible. No health or retirement benefits. Please note: there is no relocation allowance available for students at this time.

Environment: The Dickinson Research Center collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the American West not only for the public, but in support of the museum's research, educational, curatorial and exhibition activities. The Center is actively pursuing collections of personal papers and business and organizational records that reflect and document the following five subject areas: Entertainment (Western popular culture), Western Art, Ranching, Native American, and Rodeo. Additionally, the Center also maintains the institutional records of the museum. The facility consists of a reading room, closed stacks (4226 sq.ft.), and overflow storage (1019 sq.ft.).

Application: Send or e-mail a letter of application, resume, a writing sample (preferably a prepared finding aid), names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Gerrianne Schaad
Director, Dickinson Research Center
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Consideration of applications will begin March 20, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.



Editors are inviting articles for ART DOCUMENTATION, the semiannual peer-reviewed journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America. The articles should fall within the scope of art and architecture librarianship, visual resources curatorship, digital image management, technology related to the visual arts, art publishing, artists’ books, and related fields.

For the Fall 2011 issue, papers should be close to completion; the first draft deadline is April 1, 2011. For the Spring 2012 issue, please send your abstracts for articles concerning research or projects that you are still developing. The first draft deadline for this issue is September 1, 2011.

Have you recently given a presentation at a conference or prepared a poster session that would be appropriate to expand as a journal article? Please send an abstract if the subject falls within the scope of ART DOCUMENTATION.

For additional information and a description of the review process, ART DOCUMENTATION contributor guidelines may be found at

Judy Dyki
Library Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art
39221 Woodward Avenue, Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
248-645-3364 voice
248-645-3464 fax / via collib-l

Free online conference - Webwise

Join us for 3 days of inspiration and networking with leaders in digital technology and science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.

The 2011 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World will be held in Baltimore, March 9-11.

There is a dynamic agenda including discussions with the top leaders in the field and demonstrations of leading edge projects.

Keynote Speakers:

Milton Chen, George Lucas Foundation and Edutopia

Joshua M. Greenberg, Program Director, Digital Information Technology & Dissemination of Knowledge, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Fran Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Visit the speaker’s page to see who else will be presenting.

Click here to learn more about WebWise and IMLS digital resources.

*There is no fee for attending the conference, however, pre-registration is required. Register today!

Scholarship - German North-American Resources Partnership

The German North-American Resources Partnership (GNARP) ( , Bibliothek & Information International (BII) ( and the Goethe-Institut New York (GI) are pleased to announce the first “GNARP Scholarship”. This scholarship supports the focus of these three organizations on promoting and intensifying professional exchange between librarians from Germany and North America. The amount of the stipend is $900 for each recipient.

This scholarship supports the focus of the three participating organizations on promoting and intensifying professional exchange between librarians from Germany and North America. In order to be eligible, you must be working as a librarian in the United States, Canada or Germany. The scholarship is intended to assist in financing a one- to two-week stay in a location in the United States, Canada or Germany where there is a library that belongs to the GNARP network

Further information on the scholarship and information how to apply can be found here: The deadline for the application is February 28.

James P. Danky Fellowship

The James P. Danky Fellowship for 2011.

In honor of James P. Danky’s long service to print culture scholarship, the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship.

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society (please see details of the collections at Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America (

Preference will be given to:

* proposals undertaking research in print culture history

* researchers from outside Madison

* research likely to lead to publication

Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact the Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Archivist (phone: 608-264-6460; email: to discuss the relevancy of WHS collections to their projects. Historical Society and Center for Print Culture staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you may not otherwise be aware.

There is no application form. Applicants must submit:

1) A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail, current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of residency.

2) A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.

3) Curriculum vitae.

4) Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include their thesis advisor.

Applications are due by May 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 31st.

Please *mail* applications to:

Stephen Paling

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Studies

4251 Helen C. White Hall

600 N. Park St.

Madison, WI 53706-1403

Phone: (608) 263-2944

Fax: (608) 263-4849

CFP - Library Management Institute

The Library Management Institute is seeking interested workshop leaders for its annual two-day conference this summer. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Managing the Future of Librarianship”. The conference will be held on the beautiful suburban campus of Arcadia University near Philadelphia on Monday July 11th and Tuesday July 12th. Now entering its fourth year, this conference focuses exclusively on issues in library management and administration and is attended by library managers from across the United States. There will be two tracks each day; one in public library management and the other in academic and special library management. We invite your proposals for 75 minute sessions on any topic related to library administration and management including the following areas:

* budget and financial management
* employment law
* employee recruitment and retention
* management/staff relations
* staff interpersonal relations
* customer service
* use of technology
* customer service
* organizational dynamics
* library law (privacy, liability, and copyright)
* strategic planning
* marketing and promotion
* use of social media
* special event planning and programming
* fundraising
* renovations and new buildings
* community outreach
* motivation, leadership, and ethics
* other management-related issues

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Monday March 7th at 5:00 pm ET. The proposal should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the workshop, the track for which you feel your workshop is most appropriate, a brief description of the workshop, and a short bio of the presenter(s). All workshop presenters attend the conference at no cost including all meal functions. A complete brochure on the entire conference with registration information will be forthcoming in the months ahead. All proposals and any questions should be sent to Thank you for your interest in this conference.

Webinar - Patrons, ILL, and Acquisitions

NISO March Webinar Features Patrons, ILL, and Acquisitions

Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is emerging as a new library collection development model and challenging existing business and service models for vendors and publishers. PDA is moving beyond individual projects and becoming yet another model to build and maintain library collections. What guidelines and standards will be required to support PDA? NISO’s March webinar Patrons, ILL, and Acquisitions, to be held on March 9 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time), will provide perspectives from three libraries on this new acquisition model. This webinar will:

. Present an overview of the introduction and evolution of PDA.

. Describe the kinds of PDA-both print and electronic-that have developed (e.g., ILL requests and loading records into an OPAC based on library-defined parameters, including approval plans), and whether best practices are in place yet.

. Describe the mechanics of workflow (vendor systems, ILS and ILL systems, publisher data), and discuss whether existing standards support PDA, or if there are standards that need to be developed.

. Discuss the long-term effects on budgets (which can be spent very quickly), collection development (will the print or electronic book collection remain relevant?), interlibrary loan (will ILL borrowing decrease significantly if items are purchased rather than borrowed?), and publishing models.


The speakers and topic for the webinar are:

. Peter Spitzform, Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont

Focus: Setting the Stage and Print PDA

. Lynn Wiley, Head of Acquisitions, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Focus: Print Consortial PDA

. Nancy Gibbs, Head, Acquisitions Department, Duke University

Focus: E-books PDA


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 and to register, visit the event webpage:

Online Conference - QR Codes and Augmented Reality

QR Codes and Augmented Reality: An Online Conference

Wednesday March 16, 2011

TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University are pleased to announce another in the ongoing series of online conferences on hot topics that librarians can enjoy right at their desktops.

Speakers and topics:

Emerging Technologies: QR Codes and Augmented Reality

Rachel Vacek is Head of Web Services at the University of Houston Libraries and manages the Libraries’ virtual presence and many other web-based services. She presents regularly at local and national conferences and is very active within LITA and ACRL. She’s also proud to be a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader.

Anita Riley is the Digital & Web Projects Fellow at the University of Houston Libraries, where she frequently leads training sessions on technology-related topics. Prior to accepting this position, she has worked at a number of public and academic libraries.

Mobile Computing and Augmented Reality

Dr. Harry E. Pence is a SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and presently serves as a Faculty Fellow for Emerging Technologies at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Center at the State University College at Oneonta, NY.

QR Codes: What, Why, How & Where

Robin Ashford, Reference & Distance Services Librarian, George Fox University, works primarily with graduate and doctoral students out of the Portland Center of her university. She serves students and faculty by providing reference services face-to-face and online using various technologies. Robin has served hybrid programs and distance students as an embedded librarian in the Moodle LMS, in virtual worlds, and most recently for a course using twitter. As an early adopter, who follows emerging technologies, her interests range from gaming and virtual worlds to microblogging and mobile technologies. She is actively involved and collaborates via social media tools and is passionate about participating in a globally connected world.

The Future of the Sense of Place and the Library as Space

Tom Peters is the CEO of TAP Information Services, a small company that helps organizations and individuals innovate. He is a librarian by training and inclination. His current projects include OPAL, the Trendy Topics series of online conferences, ILEAD U, blogging for ALA TechSource, TAPintoIT, and LibraryCity, and more.


Registration Fees: $30 for individuals; $75 for groups; $20 for students/unemployed; $10 for individual archive; $25 for group archive. .Your registration fee provides access to all the live online presentations and discussions, and to the conference archive of recordings and slide sets. SJSU SLIS current faculty and students may attend for free. Contact Lori Bell at for free registration info.

Register at: Trendy Topics Conference Series Website:

Start Time: noon central/10 am pacific/1 pm eastern/11 am Mountain

End Time: 5:30 p.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. Central, 3:30 p.m. Mountain, and 2:30 p.m. Pacific.

More Info: Lori Bell at or

Tom Peters at