June 2009 Archives
|April 9 - 11, 2010|
|We continue to map the world, sociopolitically and culturally as much as physically. What conceptual tools might emerge from an exercise of "transcultural mappings"? Can it represent a possible way through a certain postmodern and postcolonial impasse? What factors might determine how these mappings occur and how they evolve? |
"Transcultural Mappings : emerging issues in comparative, transnational and area studies" aims to track why and how such debates have gained prominence in transnational, area and comparative cultural studies as well as to consider the methodological and ideological implications of such theoretical reworkings.
Professor Amanda Spink
Faculty of Science and Technology
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Professor Amanda Spink - email@example.com
Technical Services Quarterly is looking for reviewers to contribute to the column, Tech Services on the Web. We are always interested in learning which sites are useful for your own work, so please consider sharing your expertise with our readers. Contact Column Editor: Marta Deyrup firstname.lastname@example.org
Mev Miller, Ed.D. & Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., Editors
How do women's bodies matter in adult literacy and basic education? Our Volume 1 (Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from Experience) focused on empowering women in the classroom and primarily addressed intellectual and personal barriers to and growth for women's literacy learning.
However, we are aware of the many ways in which women's bodies and whole selves are integral to the womanhood we celebrate, yet are ignored, or even silenced, in traditional adult ABE, ESOL, and literacy classes. Even when we do recognize or talk about women's bodies, these discussions generally focus on sexual violence, childcare/parenting, or health. Educators and students seek expression as embodied women, but find these realities difficult to include in current programs and classes.
The editors seek to gather writings about the many dimensions of womanhood, specifically related to em-body-ment, as they are experienced in literacy and basic/developmental educational settings. We encourage a variety of genres including stories, creative writing, poetry, articles, drawings, and research.
September 30, 2009
For more information, contact:
Mev Miller, Ed.D.,
** Join with 1,200+ Colleagues from 50 Countries **
* Please forward to a colleague *
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
March 29-April 2, 2010 * San Diego, CA
(Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
** Submissions Due: Oct. 21, 2009 **
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
** What are your colleagues saying about SITE conferences? **
COLOR POSTER--SITE 2010 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print)
** SELECTED PAPER BOOK FOR SITE 2010 **
Submit Your Full Paper for Publication in a Book of Selected Papers
SITE 2010 will offer for the first time an alternative Full Paper submission category.
"Full Papers (Book)" are Full Paper submissions submitted in their final by Oct. 21.
These will be reviewed for publication in a book of selected papers as well as a presentation.
>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<
1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Oct. 21:
2. Scope & Major Topics: http://site.aace.org/conf/topics.htm
4. Presentation Categories: http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://site.aace.org/pubs/
6. Corporate Participation: http://site.aace.org/conf/corporate.htm
7. For Budgeting Purposes: http://site.aace.org/conf/rates.htm
8. San Diego, California: http://site.aace.org/conf/cities/san-diego/
9. Deadlines: http://site.aace.org/conf/deadlines.htm
SITE 2010 is the 21st annual conference of the Society for Information
Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual
teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all
disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of
knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and
faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.
You are invited to participate in this international forum which offers
numerous opportunities to explore the research, development, and applications
in this important field. All proposals are peer reviewed.
SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annually
attracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.
To submit a proposal, complete the online form at:
For Presentation and AV guidelines, see:
* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers (Full & Brief)
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level
on all topics related to:
(1) the use of information technology in teacher education, and
(2) instruction about information technology in
* Graduate Teacher Education
* Faculty & Staff Development
Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as
describe innovative projects are encouraged.
* Assessment and E-folios
* Digital Video
* Distance/Flexible Education
* Electronic Playground
* Equity and Social Justice
* Evaluation and Research
* Games and Simulations
* Graduate Education and Faculty Development
* Information Literacy
* Information Technology Diffusion/Integration
* Latino/Spanish Speaking Community
* New Possibilities with Information Technologies
* Web/Learning Communities
* Workforce Education
CONTENT AREA TOPICS:
* Art Education
* Early Childhood Education
* English Education
* Human Languages Education
* Information Technology Education
* Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST)
* Mathematics Education
* Middle School Education
* Science Education
* Social Studies Education
* Special Education/Assistive Technology
* Technological, Pedagogical, And Content Knowledge (TPACK)
The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include
keynote and invited talks, paper presentations, roundtables,
poster/demonstrations, tutorials/workshops, panels, and corporate showcases.
Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Technology and Teacher
Education Annual proceedings series. Books in this series serve as major
source documents indicating the current state of teacher education and
information technology. This proceedings will be published as a searchable
electronic book on CD-ROM.
The Annuals are internationally distributed through and archived in the
Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org.
First and second paper authors are limited to two papers published in the
All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within
Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the:
- Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) ( http://site.aace.org/pubs/jtate/) or
- Online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE) ( http://www.citejournal.org/),
Highlighted in the:
- Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org.
A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented
papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate
Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos),
FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $325 (members); $365 (non-members). Registration includes Proceedings on
CD, receptions, and all sessions except tutorials.
The conference hotel (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina) specially discounted
guest room rate is $149/169 (single/double). http://site.aace.org/conf/hotel.htm
SAN DIEGO, CA: Where blue skies, miles of beaches, and a gentle Mediterranean climate meet!
It's not just a conference. it's a vacation! So plan to join us in San Diego for SITE 2010 a great conference in one of America's greatest destinations.
For more information about San Diego, CA, USA
Proposals Due: Oct. 21, 2009
Authors Notified: Dec. 2, 2009
Proceedings File Due: Feb. 10, 2010
Early Registration: Feb. 10, 2010
Hotel Reservation: Mar. 1, 2010
Conference: Mar. 29-April 2, 2010
To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link
If you have a question about SITE, please send an e-mail to
SITE/AACE Conference Services, email@example.com
SITE--Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * http://site.AACE.org
meaning no costs for authors and readership (http://www.LIBREAS.eu). This eJournal was
launched in 2005 by students at Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI)
which is part of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It still is housed at the IBI.
Now the editorial board consists of eight unpaid editors (mostly alumni of IBI, some
currently students). Recently LIBREAS established a branch in St. Paul,
Minnesota (USA) to strengthen our focus on North American scholarship.
LIBREAS aims to be the gateway between the "young and wild ones" and the
"old hands" in research and practice. It acts as a place for dialogue and idea exchange. By
now it is an established institution within the field of library and information science. We
particularly encourage emerging professionals and students to identify with LIBREAS.
Open-mindedness for new ideas and trends throughout the field of library and information
science is one characteristic of LIBREAS. Accompanied by at least two issues
per year, we publish self-produced audio recordings and podcasts, blogs, travel reports
and photo slide shows on a regular basis. LIBREAS seeks to provide a space
for development, identify niches and encourage controversial thoughts.
We invite you to submit articles, podcasts or reviews for our upcoming issue. We also encourage you to distribute this CfP to other interested parties.
LIBREAS Issue 15 Call for Papers: Beyond Semantics - the linguistic turn of Library and Information Science
A key challenge in Library and Information Science is the fundamental change in the content carriers. While traditionally physical media, such as books, served as the content carrier the increasing shift to digital content requires a radical change in perspective.
In the digital environment the content is flexible; hyperlinked, dynamically distributed and automatically indexed. In this environment the sheer amount of content limits the ability of intellectual indexing.
There are three branches of semiotics:
• Syntactics: referring to the relation of signs to each other
• Semantics: referring to the relation between signs and the respective things they refer to
• Pragmatics: referring to the relation of signs to their impacts on those who use them.
Current technical means of indexing are mostly limited to the syntactic level. The indexing process only requires the use of algorithms and the application of respective relations. Because of the binary structure of digital texts, those means and methods tend to be accurate. This method clearly has its limitations when it comes to the meaning of some texts. Therefore, we propose the application and elaboration of semiotic approaches to address these limitations.
On the semantic level there are some technical approaches within the research of the so-called semantic web (e.g. the development of ontologies). As of now, both the practicality and the outcomes of these technical approaches appear to be rather limited. Intellectual assistance is still necessary to actualize the relations of meaning.
On the pragmatic level there is currently no technical approach. Still, the pragmatic level has attracted an increasing amount of attention and gains relevance as the communication processes are increasingly handled in the digital realm. Currently, different types of content are mixed-up; such that the line between official publication and personal utterances (e.g. blogs, Twitter) is blurred.
The major thesis of the next issue of LIBREAS is as follows:
It is imperative that any contemporary discourse in signs and sign-structures includes the whole semiotic framework. A solely intellectual and pragmatic approach inevitably fails because of the sheer amount of material, while a reduction of syntactic and structural aspects leads to the contraction of perspective regarding the actual usage of such environments. The combination of the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic levels is vital for LIS to effectively deal with the complexity of digital and netted content.
We are far from understanding what a combination of the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic levels will look like in a technical application framework. For the next issue of LIBREAS we ask for contributions to address the issue from a conceptual and/or methodological perspective in a broader sense and/or that discuss the given thesis. The goal is to elaborate on the relationships between signs and text regarding the syntactic and semantic values, as well as their relationship with human users. Furthermore, we will try to formulate fields of application and methodological potential for LIS within this context.
The deadline for submissions is July 24th, 2009. Please note our guidelines for authors.
You may contact us via email@example.com.
Information will publish a thematic issue in March 2010 to celebrate 15 years of open access publishing.
The theme is scholarly communication - and papers on all aspects of this subject will be welcome, from reports on research on the impact on scholarly communication of information and communication technologies in general to studies of the role of e-journals, open access and institutional repositories.
The latest date by which papers can be considered for this particular issue (in order to go through the full peer review and revision process) will be 1st October, 2009. When submitting a paper for this issue through the journal management system, please mail the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the effect that you want the paper to be considered for the thematic issue.
Professor Tom Wilson, PhD, Hon.Ph.D.,
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Information Research: an international electronic journal
The 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference has begun accepting proposals
for the upcoming conference in 2010.
The Off-Campus Library Services Conference is extending a formal invitation to librarians, administrators, and educators to present their research and share their knowledge with their peers. Individuals who provide library resources and services to students and faculty participating in instruction either away from a main campus or in the online environment are invited to submit a proposal. Through formal proceedings and the publication of Conference papers in the Journal of Library Administration, this information is made available to all who have an interest in this field. Deadline for submitting a proposal is September 15, 2009!
Guidelines for Presenters
Please use the guidelines below when preparing a proposal for presentation to the 14th Off-Campus Library Service Conference. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact us.
The following subject tracks are appropriate for this conference. It is understood that a presentation may fall into more than one track.
Surveys, assessment, statistics, theories, overviews
Teaching and learning
Methods, strategies, models, one-on-one, classroom
Electronic information and delivery
E-books, databases, online tutorials, streaming video, virtual reference
Librarian, faculty, consortia, or other
Administration and support services
Program development, ILL, document delivery, reference management systems, collection development, budgets, staffing
Presentation sessions should be 55 minutes in total length, with 10 minutes included for questions. Presenters are encouraged to use technological aids to augment their presentations. Online access and a laptop will be available in all rooms; please see our audio-visual request form if you need additional support. Presenters are encouraged to supply handouts or other materials as appropriate. Session evaluation forms may be provided at the discretion and expense of the presenters. A written paper that will be included in the official conference proceedings is required of all presentations. Please refer to the manuscript guidelines for proper formatting and other details.
Workshops will be scheduled for two-hour sessions and should offer hands-on learning for the attendees. An abstract for the workshop must be presented for inclusion in the proceedings but no written paper is required.
Panel discussions should include several speakers and run a total of 55 minutes, with 10 minutes included for questions. A written paper is not required for the proceedings.
Posters sessions provide an informal forum to report innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to the off-campus library community. Posters may include narratives, tables, graphs, and handouts. They may be in print or electronic format or a combination of the two. Presenters must provide their own laptop if needed. Internet access will be available. Presenters are required to set-up and host their display for one hour and 10 minutes and to provide an abstract for the program. No written paper is required.
SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
To submit a proposal, complete the online proposal form available from the link below. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2009.
EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE
After September 15, 2009, the OCLS Conference Program Advisory Board members will be provided with blind copies of the proposal abstracts. Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential interest to conference attendees, contribution to the body of knowledge associated with the field of off-campus library services, and their clarity of organization and expression. Program balance and room space will also be a factor in proposal selection. All presenters will be notified regarding their status of their proposals by October 15, 2009.
TITLE: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval
Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Juan Manuel Fernandez Luna, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computacn
Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Departamento de Ciencias de la Computaci?n e Inteligencia Artificial,
Universidad de Granada, Spain
Dept. Of Information Science, City University, London, UK
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 15, 2009
Author Notification: October 15, 2009
Full Chapters Due: March 1, 2010
Web search is part of our daily lives, and this has made understanding of the Information Retrieval (IR) principles paramount to many professions that were not previously concerned with search and its associated activities. System builders, information scientists, human computer interactions specialists, librarians, educators in K-12, scientists, information architecture designers, IP lawyers, advertisers and retailers in e-Commerce, to name a few professions are involved in building and running search systems.
Consequently, the Teaching and Learning of IR is changing in nature. It is being practiced in many different forms, so that it satisfies the separate needs in those fields that makeup the field search as we know it today.
OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
This book will aim to coordinate and integrate the current thinking of teaching and learning IR. It will focus on both educational and domain-specific research and practice and how that reaches the learners.
Planned book sections include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Technical Levels (non-technical to highly technical)
B. Educational Goals:
· discipline specific (CS, LIS, CL, MIS)
· by domain or search task
· search (Web, DL, .)
C. Teaching and Learning Methods:
· e-learning (distance/online learning)
· use of IR systems for teaching
D. Assessment and Feedback
The above levels are to be examined in the broadly defined IR areas that include and are not limited to:
· Advertising and IR
· Data Mining and IR
· e-Commerce and IR
· Evaluation (user-centered or system focused)
· Log analysis / web analytics
· Natural Language Processing and IR
· Personalization / Recommendation
· Search Engine Optimization
· Structured data (XML) and IR
The target audience of this book will be composed of educators, professionals, and researchers working in the fields of information retrieval, information studies, information science, information management, knowledge management, computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction.
Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-5 page chapter proposal to the Editors by September 15, 2009. Authors will be notified by October 15, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due by March 1, 2010.
INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to the editors listed above.
A special edition of Simulation & Gaming, an international journal of theory, practice and research (Sage Publications), will focus on the numerous pedagogical and investigative methods employed to examine climate change - methods that cross disciplines, from the natural and geo sciences, through the social sciences, to education. Climate change is a quintessential issue requiring rigorous analysis and careful understanding by scientists, educators, policy makes and global citizens. We seek submissions from multiple disciplines and perspectives, employing a variety of methods to understand and teach a broad variety of climate change dimensions - process, causes, consequences and responses - social, economic and geopolitical impacts such as international migration, reconfiguration of states, poverty, trade wars, etc. We encourage articles related to climate change utilizing such methods as games, role-plays, simulations, experiential learning exercises, case studies; internet-based and digital games; modeling, game theory, computer simulation, etc.; virtual reality, augmented reality, virtual environments.
Proposals may submitted now through the end of 2009. Proposals will be reviewed within one month. Manuscripts will be published on line as articles are accepted. A printed symposium will be available after all articles are printed online.
Proposals of one to two pages may be submitted electronically (.doc, not .docx). Proposals should contain your name, email, phone, fax, address, etc.; working title for proposed paper; and a set of objectives, an abstract and/or working plan.
Proposals may be submitted to the Guest editors: Klaus Eisenack, University of Oldenburg, Germany, email@example.com, Mary Pettenger, Western Oregon University, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, Diana Reckien, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, email@example.com, Richard Warrick, International Climate Change Exchange, New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org, Niki Young, Western Oregon University, USA, email@example.com.
Editor of Simulation and Gaming: A Sage Journal: David Crookall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information available at http://sg.sagepub.com and http://www.unice.fr.sg
The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we
C A L L F O R C A S E S T U D I E S & D E M O S
2009 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference
(IEEE APSCC 2009)
December 7-11, 2009 -- Biopolis, Singapore
Services Computing is a new cross-discipline that covers the science and technology needed to bridge the gap between business services and IT/telecommunication services. The goal of services computing is to develop new computing technology and thereby enable more advanced IT/telecommunication services to support business services more efficiently and effectively.
IEEE APSCC 2009 is an important forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of art and practice of IT/telecommunication-driven business services and application services, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future directions of Services Computing.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest for the IEEE APSCC 2009 industry track include, but are not limited to:
- Services Computing Industry Adoption Case Studies
+ Deployment (including pilot implementation) of services computing concepts and solutions in specific industry verticals, for
* Aerospace, Automotive, Digital Media and Entertainment, Financial Services, Government Services, Healthcare, Supply Chain and Logistics
- Services-centric Design and Implementation
+ Services-based business process management
+ Service composition and reuse of existing components/services
+ Servitization of existing software for better reuse or catering for new business models
+ SOA-based architectures and solution stacks
+ Software as a Service (SaaS) development
- Technology Enablers for Services-centric Business Models
+ Pay-per-use models
+ Quality of Service (QoS)
+ Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
+ Service packaging for sale (or resale)
+ Subscription-based models
This component of IEEE APSCC 2009 is for the purpose of sharing industry experiences and best practices. The submissions in this particular section are not intended for publication in the conference proceedings, but may be published via the IEEE APSCC 2009 Web-site.
Case Study / Demo Summary Submission: August 14, 2009 (23:59 GMT)
Author Notification: September 2, 2009
Submission of Presentation Slides: October 2, 2009 (23:59 GMT)
Author Registration: October 2, 2009 (23:59 GMT)
IEEE APSCC 2009 Conference: December 7 - 11, 2009
Authors are requested to submit a one-page summary of the presentation that the authors intend to deliver, including a description of the demonstration of a system/application. Submissions must be in English and provided as PDF file!
Each submission will be judged based on its contribution to the state-of-practice, technical quality, innovative features of implementation and relevance.
Submitting a summary paper to IEEE APSCC 2009 means that if the presentation is accepted, at least one author will attend the conference to deliver the presentation and/or the demonstration.
Please submit Case Study / Demo Summaries by E-mail (in PDF format) to the IEEE APSCC 2009 Industrial Program Co-chairs via email@example.com.
Steering Committee Chairs
Jin, Hai (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China) Zhang, Liang-Jie (IBM Research, USA)
General Conference Chairs
Tham, Chen Khong (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Foong, Sew Bun (IBM Singapore and IBM ASEAN Software Group)
Program Committee Chairs
Ngoh, Lek Heng (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Teo, Hock Hai (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Technical Program Committee Chairs
Kirchberg, Markus (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Hung, Patrick C. K. (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Goh Eck Soong, Angela (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Benatallah, Boualem (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Industrial Program Chairs
Cheah, Kok Beng (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Tan, Puay Siew (Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A*STAR, Singapore) Randolph, Mark A. (Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd, Singapore)
Medjahed, Brahim (University of Michigan, USA) Zheng, Qin (Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore)
Chai, Teck Yoong (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Shao, Xu (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
Lee, Teck Kiong (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Leong, Hong-Va (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Zhou, Luying (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Foo Siang Fook, Victor (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
Local Organisation Chairs
Teo Chee Ming, Joseph (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Liang, Qianhui (Althea) (Singapore Management University, Singapore) Ng, Wee Siong (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Sun, Aixin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
For further details, please visit the IEEE APSCC 2009 Web-site
or contact the Industrial Program Chairs at
ALISE Conference 2010 - January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA
From the American Library Association's alignment with "Hustler" publisher Larry Flynt, to YALSA reading programs with the World Wrestling Federation, information workers have historically enjoyed - or, perhaps, tolerated - improbable partnerships and alliances. The Historical Perspectives SIG invites papers on this topic, for a panel at ALISE 2010. Papers should explore the unusual collaborations information workers in all venues or environments have built or been part of in order to accomplish their goals.
Within this topic, authors are encouraged to be broad as well as deep in their consideration of "venue" and "information worker," while still operating within the Information Science field.
Venues may include but are not limited to:
• Public, school or academic libraries
• Corporate or commercial information environments
• Library and Information Schools
Information workers may include but are not limited to:
• Information architects
• LIS Educators
Who were these unlikely partners and why were they considered curious? What situations or issues prompted the engagement? What challenges did they encounter? Were these challenges overcome or insurmountable? Was there an impact on the LIS profession? How - or did - this change practice? Were the collaborations successful? What lessons were learned as a part of the collaborative dance? Were the partnerships or collaborations ephemeral or enduring? Why?
Submit 300-500 word abstracts in PDF or WORD format by July 13, 2009, to Cindy Welch, University of Tennessee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Proposals
The 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action, will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ.
The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) is a biennial event that serves as a regional meeting for library staff members to discuss diversity issues, especially issues common to the host region's culture.
The 2010 NDLC Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference. Proposal submission details are listed below.
Conference presentations are sought in all areas of diversity, including but not limited to, the following:
- Workplace: administration and management; recruitment and retention; leadership; continuing education; mentoring; organizational culture; office environment; budgeting; motivation; staff skill development; cross-training; usability.
- User services: reference; collections; programming; health education; assessment; instructional design; marketing; collaborations; community spaces/learning spaces; outreach; the Library as a Place; customer service; consumerization; usability.
- Technology: emerging technologies; technology services; social networking; teaching and learning; innovations; online learning; core competencies; Library 2.0; YouTube; digitization; open source; visual media; web-based collaborative software; learning 2.0, second life; widgets/applications/mashups; virtual libraries/scan on demand.
Presentations may take one of the following formats:
- Individual presentation
- Poster session
- Panel session
Proposals which include all of the following will be considered:
- Name and contact information for principal contact (if more than one person will be presenting);
- Complete contact information for all speakers: include name, title, employer or affiliation, email address, telephone/fax numbers;
- Title of proposed program;
- Program theme;
- Program format;
- A brief (100 words or less) description of the program for conference program purposes;
- A detailed description (up to 500 words) for proposal submission review;
- At least three learning outcomes;
- Audiovisual/equipment requirements (if any); and
- Biographical statement of the presenter(s) (up to 50 words per presenter).
Proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2009.
Notifications will be made by early December, 2009.
The successful proposals will:
- Identify critical diversity issues that will be treated in the program;
- Demonstrate how the audience will be engaged in program;
- Have a high degree of relevance to the projected conference attendees;
- Contain program content that can be re-purposed for continued discussion after the conference;
- Be unique and innovative or raise issues that have not yet been widely examined; and
- Have its foundation in recognized diversity research and/or statistics or presents new research and/or statistics
Submit proposals by email (Word document or PDF attachment) to ndlc2010 (at) Princeton (dot) EDU; Please also direct questions about the conference to this address (you will be required to confirm that you are sending a message to this email address).
Proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2009.
Attending the ALA 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago this July? Be a
part of the fun and blog for LITA! We need volunteers to blog about
sessions, speakers, and general conference atmosphere.
We would like coverage for as many of the sessions as possible, so see
the current Blog Schedule:
Pick one (or more) items to cover and join the LITA Blogging
Community. No experience is required to blog, though we would love to
see some of our experienced volunteers back again.
Call for Papers....
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
CCQ welcomes the submission of research, theory, and practice papers relevant to the broad field of bibliographic organization.
This journal, published now 8 times a year by Taylor & Francis, LLC, is respected as an international forum that emphasizes research and review articles, description of new programs and technologies relevant to cataloging and classification, and considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future.
Articles are particularly welcome in areas dealing with research-based cataloging practice, including user behavior, user needs and benefits.Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts via email with attached word document to the Editor, Sandra K. Roe, Bibliographic Services Librarian, Illinois State University (email: email@example.com).
Colleagues interested in guest editing a special issue or expanded double issue are invited to contact the Editor with a general proposal, tentative schedule, and CVs. Previous special issues have included:
*Metadata and Open Access Repositories (Michael Babinec and Holly Mercer, Guest Editors)
*Bibliographic Database Quality (Jeffrey Beall and Stephen Hearn, Guest Editors)
*The Intellectual and Professional World of Cataloging (Qiang Jin, Guest Editor)
*Knitting the Semantic Web (Jane Greenberg and Eva Méndez, Guest Editor)
*Cataloger, Editor and Scholar: Essays in Honor of Ruth C. Carter (Robert Holley, Guest Editor)
Annual Best Paper Award
Taylor & Francis sponsors an annual prize for CCQ with a small financial stipend for the Best Paper of the Year.
Free Print Sample
A free print specimen copy may be obtained by sending an email to <Marisa.firstname.lastname@example.org>
For More Details
Further details may be found at the CCQ home page: http://catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com/