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ALISE 2010 Research Grant Program Competition

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The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its . An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support a doctoral dissertation. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date.

Proposals may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, excluding CVs. If necessary, supporting information may be included in an appendix. Proposals must include the following information to be considered in the competition:

   * Abstract of the project (not longer than 200 words).
   * Problem statement and literature review (including justification
     and need for the research).
   * Project objectives.
   * Project description.
   * Research design, methodology, and analysis techniques (including
     schedule for completion).
   * Detailed budget (including institutional or departmental
     contributions, if any).
   * Expected benefits and impact of the research.
   * Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended.

Staff training, general operating or overhead expenses, and other indirect costs are not funded.

The proposals will be judged by the ALISE Research Committee with the assistance of additional ALISE members in those cases where the methodology warrants. The proposals will be judged on:

  1. Appropriateness of the proposed project to issues in library and
     information science education in its broadest context.
  2. Significance of the problem.
  3. Design of the study.
  4. The investigator's qualifications: how likely she/he is to be
     successful, based on previous work and/or possession of the
     requisite skills.
  5. The appropriateness of the schedule and the likelihood that the
     work will be accomplished on time.
  6. Completeness of the application.

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

Lack of adherence to submission requirements
Submission of paper for the wrong award
Poor quality in the writing
Poor organization of material
Lack of specificity on required elements
Lack of appropriate instrument samples
Lack of appropriate theoretical framework

The committee reserves the right to select no winning proposal if in its judgment none of the proposals are considered satisfactory.

*Recipients of the award must:*

   * Present a preliminary report at the 2010 ALISE Annual Conference
   * Submit written quarterly reports to the Executive Director of
     ALISE, who will pay the grant in periodic installments as the
     research progresses
   * May submit the results of the funded study to the Association's
     Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)
     for possible publication prior to submission to other publications.
   * Acknowledge the support of ALISE in any publicity or presentation
     based on the funded study
   * Inform the Executive Director of ALISE if research funding from
     other sources is obtained, in addition to the provided by ALISE


*The research proposal must be received no later than* *October 1, 2009. It should be submitted via email as an attachment in Word format to

*

*Rong Tang
Simmons College
Chair, ALISE Research Grant Competition Committee
rong.tang@simmons.edu
*
Held at   University of Sydney
 Sydney, Australia
 2006
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.

 
Further to an earlier post, the conference "Transcultural Mappings" to be
held in Sydney 9-11 April 2010 at the University of Sydney, now has a
website:


Abstracts can be electronically submitted via this website (deadline for
abstracts 30 November 2009).  Registration will also be available via this
site.

Please publicise the conference and the URL to your networks.

All enquiries to me or to the conference email address
tcm.10@usyd.edu.au

SPECIAL ISSUE ON WEB INFORMATION BEHAVIOR

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The journal Future Internet (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet) (ISSN 1999-5903) is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal on Internet technologies and the information society. Future Internet is published by Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI).
 
Special Issue Editor:
Professor Amanda Spink
Faculty of Science and Technology
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
http://sky.scitech.qut.edu.au/~spinkah/index.htm
Email: ah.spink@qut.edu.au
 
 
This special issue of the journal Future Internet seeks papers reporting high quality theoretical or empirical studies of Web information behavior. Web technologies seek to support people's information behavior. Web information behavior is an important topic area for the future internet, the Web search engine companies and the information research community. The future internet will be shaped by people's information behavior and the technologies developed to support those information behaviors. Web information behavior research includes a diverse range of theoretical and empirical approaches, including individual or collaborative models, information seeking, information foraging, information sense-making, information organising, information using and Web search (including interactive/cognitive information retrieval). Modeling people's Web information behavior is a major multidisciplinary research challenge, including fields such as computer science, library and information science, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, communication studies, information systems, etc.
 
High quality research papers are sought on any aspect of modeling or technologically supporting individual or collaborative Web information behavior, including information seeking, information foraging, information sense-making, information organising, information using and Web search approaches.
 
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
 
Potential contributors are invited to submit a paper via email to the Special Issue Editor by 1 October 2009. Authors will be notified by 1 November 2009 as to the status of their paper. Final revised manuscripts should be not more than 25 pages single-spaced in length and are due on 1 December 2009.
 
INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS
 
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Professor Amanda Spink - ah.spink@qut.edu.au
Please see the information below on a collection I'm editing.  While I have strong proposals thus far, I'd like chapters on women and popular writing contests, either historical or contemporary.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Contest(ed) Writing: Reconceptualizing Literacy Competitions (tentative title for edited collection)
Editor: Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University

          "Contested" writing  is defined as writing done outside a course requirement or grade, writing for a contest or test, writing that carries rewards (money, position, rank, reputation, credentials), and writing with specific spatial and/or time constraints. This competitive practice began in Ancient Greece with poetry and oration contests that judged the best among others, and directly influenced emerging university teaching, leaving a legacy of contested writing for generations of students. Indeed, some versions of rhetoric and composition emphasize this competition and contest, complete with victors and vanquished.  This collection aims to theorize and historicize contested writing in order to offer new ways of thinking about it. To theorize and understand our current practices, this collection will locate historical antecedents in rhetorical and educational practices.  In addition, chapters will examine contested writing in academic and popular cultural contexts, theorizing these practices and their implications.  Contributors include an afterword by Deborah Brandt and chapters by Beth Burmester, Richard L. Enos, Lynée L. Gaillet, and Lisa Mastrangelo.
          Additional contributions that address the following questions are particularly welcome:
.         Is contested writing best understood as individual or collaborative authorship or a blend of these?  Do contests value competition and individual authorship over cooperation and collaboration? If so, what are the implications (social, political, pedagogical, professional)?
.         Why is competitive writing still so charged and valued in popular and academic cultures?
.         Through which historical practices can we best understand contested writing today?
.         What are the literacy implications of contested writing?
.         What frameworks (i.e. Brandt's literacy sponsors) help us understand contested writing?
.         Whose values and interests are served in contested writing practices?
.         What social attitudes and literacy values are reinforced in contested writing?
.         How have composition pedagogy and curricular design been shaped by contested writing practices?
.         What cultural work has/does contested writing accomplish?
.         How do technologies shape contested writing? What role does multi-modality play in how writing is contested in the public sphere of digital rhetorics and electronic publishing (weblogs, twitter, Facebook, wikis, YouTube, etc.)?
.         How are writing contests or extemporaneous speaking contests represented in popular culture (tv, film, fiction)?
.         How does "genre" play a role in contested writing?
.         What literacy alternatives are there to contested writing as assessment?

Please send 500-word (approximately) proposals by Friday, July 31, 2009, in a MS Word attachment or in the body of an email.  Please include your contact information.  Authors whose proposals are accepted will be contacted by August 28, and full drafts are due March 1, 2010.

Send questions and proposals to: Mary R. Lamb; marylamb@clayton.edu; 678-466-4706

Call for Reviewers, Technical Services Quarterly

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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 marta.deyrup@shu.edu

Site URL:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t792306978~db=all

 

CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

February 10-15, 2010 - St. Maartin, the Netherlands Antilles




Submission deadline: September 10, 2009

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA


ACHI 2010  will be held under DigitalWorld 2010:

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress tracks.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations,
running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors
are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under
review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not
limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in
terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress,
Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:


ACHI 2010 Tracks (tracks' topics and submission details: see CfP on the
site):

INTER: Interfaces

OUI: Organic user interfaces

HAPTIC: Haptic interfaces

SYSTEMS: Interactive systems

DEVICES: Interaction devices

DESIGN & EVAL: Interaction & interface design & evaluation

MODELS: Principles, theories, and models

USER: User modeling and user focus

PARADIGMS: Traditional and emerging paradigms

ACCESS: Usability and universal accessibility

HUM-ROBOTS: Human-robot interaction

HUM- AGENTS: Agents and human interaction

SOCIAL: Social aspects of human-computer interaction

GAMES: Computer games and gaming

EDUCATION: Human-computer interaction in education and training

MED APPS: Applications in medicine

TELECONF: Teleconferencing

APPLICATIONS: Other domain applications

==========

IARIA Publicity Board


Our Stories, OurSelves The EmBODYment of Women's Learning

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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.

Deadline
September 30, 2009

Full proposal guidelines

Form (required)

For more information, contact:
Mev Miller, Ed.D.,
welearn@litwomen.org

 >> Call for Participation Deadline: October 21 <<

    ** Join with 1,200+ Colleagues from 50 Countries **

                     * Please forward to a colleague *

                      
http://site.aace.org/conf/
______________________________________________________

                                  SITE 2010

   Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
                        International Conference

          March 29-April 2, 2010  *  San Diego, CA

             (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)

                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

               ** Submissions Due: Oct. 21, 2009 **

                                 Organized by
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
                           
http://site.aace.org/
                                        and
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
                           
http://www.aace.org/
______________________________________________________________

** What are your colleagues saying about SITE conferences? **
   
http://site.aace.org/conf/testimonials.htm

COLOR POSTER--SITE 2010 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print)
http://site.aace.org/conf/pdf/SITE10poster.pdf

_____________________________________________________

              ** 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.
http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm#FullPapersBook
_____________________________________________________


                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS  (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Oct. 21:
http://site.aace.org/conf/call.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/submitguide.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/PresenterLounge

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


INVITATION:
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:
http://site.aace.org/conf/submitguide.htm

For Presentation and AV guidelines, see:
http://site.aace.org/conf/PresenterLounge
                                    -------------------------

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers (Full & Brief)
* Posters/Demonstrations
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables
* Symposia

SCOPE:
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
    * Preservice
    * Inservice
    * Graduate Teacher Education
    * Faculty & Staff Development

Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as
describe innovative projects are encouraged.

MAJOR TOPICS

GENERAL TOPICS:
* Assessment and E-folios
* Corporate
* 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
* International
* Latino/Spanish Speaking Community
* Leadership
* 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)

PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:
http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm
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.

PROCEEDINGS:
http://www.EdITLib.org
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
Annual.

PAPER AWARDS:
http://site.aace.org/pubs/
All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within
several categories.

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.

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION:
http://site.aace.org/conf/corporate.htm
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),
click here.

FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
http://site.aace.org/conf/rates.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/hotel.htm
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!
http://site.aace.org/conf/cities/san-diego/

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
see:
www.sandiego.org


DEADLINES:

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

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To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link
to 
http://www.aace.org/info.htm

If you have a question about SITE, please send an e-mail to
SITE/AACE Conference Services, conf@aace.org

Contact:
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: conf@aace.org  * 
http://site.AACE.org

LIBREAS (Library Ideas) is an electronic journal which operates under a free-access model,
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 redaktion@libreas.eu.
For those who have not read the Editorial in the current issue.

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 (wilsontd@gmail.com) 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
Website: http://InformationR.net/
E-mail: wilsontd@gmail.com

The 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference

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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!

 

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact us at ocls2010@cmich.edu

 

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.


SUBJECT TRACKS

The following subject tracks are appropriate for this conference. It is understood that a presentation may fall into more than one track.


Research
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

Collaboration
Librarian, faculty, consortia, or other

Administration and support services
Program development, ILL, document delivery, reference management systems, collection development, budgets, staffing


FORMATS


Presentations
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
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
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.


Poster Sessions
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.


Form to Submit a Proposal

 

 

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly_ will be publishing a special issue on 21st-century challenges for library administrators in the management and strategic planning of operations and personnel in cataloging and metadata departments.  The guest editor is looking for articles that articulate new directions and opinions, as well as case studies, related to re-visioning, repurposing, establishing efficiencies, and/or redirecting both workflows and personnel within cataloging and metadata departments.  Articles that examine how to justify and/or defend what are commonly known as “behind-the-scenes” or “back-end” library operations and personnel in the current budget crisis are especially timely.  The guest editor is looking for a wide range of international participation, so proposals from authors outside of the United States are encouraged.  Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged.
If you are interested in contributing, please send the guest editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article.  Deadline for proposals is September 1, 2009.  Articles would be due to the guest editor by January 1, 2010.  Any questions can be directed to the guest editor.  Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Guest editor, _Cataloging & Classification Quarterly_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara
eden@library.ucsb.edu

 CALL For BOOK CHAPTER Proposals

 

TITLE: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

 

Editors:

 

Efthimis N. Efthimiadis

The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

efthimis@u.washington.edu

 

Juan Manuel Fernandez Luna, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computacn

Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Granada, Spain

jmfluna@decsai.ugr.es

 

Juan Huete

Departamento de Ciencias de la Computaci?n e Inteligencia Artificial,

Universidad de Granada, Spain

jhg@decsai.ugr.es

 

Andrew MacFarlane

Dept. Of Information Science,  City University, London, UK

andym@soi.city.ac.uk

 

Proposal Submission Deadline:             September 15, 2009

Author Notification:                      October 15, 2009

Full Chapters Due:                        March 1, 2010

 

INTRODUCTION

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.

 

CHAPTER SECTIONS

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, .)

·         other

C.  Teaching and Learning Methods:

·         classroom

·         e-learning (distance/online learning)

·         use of IR systems for teaching

D.  Assessment and Feedback

E.  Curricula

 

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

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

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.

 

Threat Level: An Evening of Queer Shorts

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Threat Level: An Evening of Queer Shorts, the Chicago Queer film/video screening, is seeking submissions.

This is a bi-monthly screening series of both new and old short (max 30 minutes) queer film/video work. If you identify yourself or your work as somehow queer, then you and your work belong.

Submissions due July 3rd for the upcoming July screening ­ the LAST of Threat Level in its current form.

Stay tuned for Autumn '09 when Threat Level morphs and becomes...
• Quarterly!
• In both NYC and CHI simultaneously!
• Full of surprises!

Please send all submissions to:

"Threat Level"
c/o Feder/Rosskam
1265 W. Early Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60660

**please send only DVD's, along with a short description of the work, and contact info of the filmmaker**

Questions?
Email us : threatlevelqueershorts@gmail.com
facebook.com/threat.level
myspace.com/threatlevelqueershorts


All proceeds benefit current film projects of MamSir Productions, Moving Train Media and Actor Slash Model.

Climate change and simulation/gaming

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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, klaus.eisenack@uni-oldenburg.de, Mary Pettenger, Western Oregon University, USA, pettengm@wou.edu, Diana Reckien, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, reckien@pik-potsdam.de, Richard Warrick, International Climate Change Exchange, New Zealand, cearsr@waikato.ac.nz,  Niki Young, Western Oregon University, USA, youngn@wou.edu.

 

Editor of Simulation and Gaming: A Sage Journal: David Crookall, simulation.gaming@gmail.com.

Further information available at http://sg.sagepub.com and http://www.unice.fr.sg

Manchester Workshops in Political Theory

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2-4 September 2009
Manchester Metropolitan University

Politics has always been at the heart of feminism. The wide variety of traditions of feminist thought and activism have engaged in diverse and rich ways with politics and the political. But the landscape of feminist political theory is marked by the divide between analytic and continental philosophy, and by the different strands in women's and gender studies. This workshop aims to engage constructively with these differences, by inviting papers from all traditions in feminist political theory, both from the centers and the margins, on any topic. Furthermore, it invites papers that address and challenge the traditional divisions, or that focus on their intersections.

Please send a 300 word abstract to Annelies Decat (K.U.Leuven) or Janice Richardson (University of Exeter) by June 30th: Annelies.Decat@hiw.kuleuven.be<mailto:Annelies.Decat@hiw.kuleuven.be> or Janice.Richardson@exeter.ac.uk<mailto:Janice.Richardson@exeter.ac.uk>

This workshop is part of the sixth annual series of Workshops in Political Theory, at the Manchester Metropolitan University. For more information, visit the conference website:

Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today'sWorld

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We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, a new print and electronic reference that will look at women today around the world and delve into the contexts of being female in the 21st century. Thus the scope of the
encyclopedia will focus on women's status starting in approximately 2000
and look forward. The work will present state-of-the-art research,
ready-to-use facts. The 1,000 signed entries (with cross-references and
recommended readings) will cover issues in contemporary women's and gender
studies and the articles will include information relevant to the following
academic disciplinary contexts: women in different cultures/countries; arts
and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family
studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports;
environmental studies; and religion. We are now making assignments with a
deadline of December 1, 2009.

This comprehensive project will be published in stages by SAGE Reference
and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and
digital product available to students via the library's electronic
services. The General Editors, who will be reviewing each submission to the
project are, Dr. Mary Zeiss Stange of Skidmore College and Dr. Carol K.
Oyster of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is
a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature,
redefining women's issues in today's terms. Moreover, it can be a notable
publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits.
SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for
smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product or access to the
online product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we
will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select
topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and
Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference
with the Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, please contact
me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your
academic/publishing credentials in women's and gender issues.


Thanks very much.

Sue Moskowitz
Director of Author Recruitment
Golson Media
women@golsonmedia.com
ALISE Conference 2010 - January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA

From the American Library Association&rsquo;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 &ldquo;venue&rdquo; and &ldquo;information
worker,&rdquo; while still operating within the Information Science
field.

Venues may include but&#8232; are not limited to:

 *  Public, school or academic libraries
 *  Museums
 *  Archives
 *  Corporate or commercial information environments
 *  Library and Information Schools

Information workers may include but are not&#8232; limited to:

 *  Librarians
 *  Paraprofessionals
 *  Archivists
 *  Documentalists
 *  Information architects
 *  Catalogers
 *  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&#8232;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, cwelch11@utk.edu.

________________________________________________________________________________

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies is a peer-reviewed,
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journal of scholarship,
creative work, and personal essays.  Please see below for our
guidelines for art and creative writing submissions.

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS

Frontiers seeks art submissions that critically engage issues of
gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and place. We are
interested in all kinds of creative work; however, the art must
photograph well in black and white. The images could serve as cover
art and/or as part of an art essay.

All correspondence, including submissions, should be addressed to:
Editors
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
Department of History
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302
frontiers@asu.edu
480-965-4787/3876
Fax: 480-965-0310

Submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

Works must be original, not previously published in whole or in part,
and not in any version under consideration for publication elsewhere
Art work should be identified only by title, medium, and number.
A list of all art works submitted and contact information for the
artist should appear on a separate sheet.
Images, whether original art or illustrations, must be submitted in
one of the following ways:
5 x 7-inch or 8 x 10-inch black and white glossy photographs
in TIFF files, scanned at least as 300 dpi (dots per inch) and at
least 4,000 x 6,000 pixels (or 4 by 6 inches)
Deadline: Ongoing



CALL FOR CREATIVE WRITING SUBMISSIONS

Frontiers seeks creative writing that critically engages issues of
gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and place. We are
interested in all kinds of creative work from poetry to short fiction
to personal essays.

All correspondence, including submissions, should be addressed to:
Editors
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
Department of History
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302
frontiers@asu.edu
480-965-4787/3876
Fax: 480-965-0310

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, please see

--
Morgan Hoodenpyle
Editorial Assistant
FRONTIERS: A Journal of Women Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302
Morgan.Hoodenpyle@asu.edu

Library Intranets 2.0

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The Journal of Web Librarianship is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue, "."  Manuscript proposals are now being accepted!

Web 2.0 tools have dramatically increased opportunities for communication and collaboration in all areas of our online lives. Library literature abounds with accounts of how libraries are successfully using these tools to connect with users, but how are librarians and library staff leveraging 2.0 technologies to improve internal communication? This special peer-reviewed issue of the Journal of Web Librarianship focuses on use of 2.0 tools, technologies, and philosophies for creating organizational synergy via Web 2.0 intranets in all kinds of libraries.

Nina McHale, Assistant Professor and Web Librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, will be guest editing this special issue. She has experience in reference and systems, and prior to coming to Auraria Library, she held academic positions at Howard Community College (Columbia, Maryland) and Georgetown University. Her research interests include Web and Library 2.0, usability testing, user-centered design, and federated searching. She holds a joint MA/MSLS in English and library science from The Catholic University of America.
 
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
 
-identifying/creating best practices for internal information sharing (formats, workflow, access control, etc.)
-2.0 tools for improving internal communication
-use of open source software, i.e., Drupal, MediaWiki, for library intranets
-use of proprietary products, i.e., Microsoft SharePoint
-migrating intranets, managing content
-failed intranets: lessons learned
-2.0 buy-in and staff training
-spanning physical distances: connecting consortium members, branches, etc.
 
Query letters and preliminary proposals are welcome if potential authors would like to discuss their ideas with the editors. Please submit queries and manuscripts to guest editor Nina McHale at jwl.special@gmail.com. Please refer to the JWL web site, http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/jwl for Instructions for Authors.

Timeline:
November 1, 2009 - Manuscript submissions due.
January 2010 - Authors will receive preliminary notices and/or peer-review comments
March 2010 - Revisions due for accepted manuscripts


The Journal of Web Librarianship
Nina McHale, Special Issue Editor
Jody Condit Fagan, Editor

Email:     jwl.special@gmail.com


Library and Information Science Critique

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We invite you to submit original articles, essays, or book reviews to the 2nd issue of our international Open Access peer-reviewed journal: 
Library and Information Science Critique: 
                                        Journal of the Sciences of Information Recorded in Documents.

Deadline: 30 May 2009

Date of publication: 30 June 2009

About LIS Critique:


Indexed at:
LATINDEX: UNAM'S Latin American Index --Online Regional Information System for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain & Portugal

Instructions for authors:


Editorial Board:

English proofreaders:

Previous and first issue:

or

Thank you and We are happy to receive your contributions in the near future.


Contact us at:

or

or


Sincerely,

Zapopan M. Muela-Meza
LIS Assistant Professor, Nuevo Leon Autonomous University, Mexico
LIS Critique Director and Editor-in-chief

&

Jose Antonio Torres-Reyes
LIS Assistant Professor, Nuevo Leon Autonomous University, Mexico
LIS Critique Vice-director and Adjunct editor
CFP: Collection on Women's Cultural Experiences in Second Life
For more info, contact editors Zoe McMillan (zoe@msu.edu) or  Steorling
 
We seek proposal submissions of 250-500 words for a collected edition of
essays on women's cultural experiences in the virtual world of Second Life
(SL).  While we do not wish to disenfranchise anyone, we do ask that you be
a biological woman actively participating in SL.  Submissions preferred via
avatar name and using an avie email address in keeping with the spirit of
SL; however, submissions under real world names and emails are accepted.
Proposals may be theory based or narratives.  If theory based, proposals
should indicate the theoretical framework you are using and mention at least
one theorist.  Please do not feel limited to an academic styled proposal.
We value the experiences that every woman has in SL and welcome all
anecdotal/narrative styled proposals as well.

We do NOT want to limit the ideas that many of you may generate, but to get
an idea of what we are thinking, the following is a list of categories and
topics that one might consider.

•    Creation/Expression
        Poetry Readings
        Spoken Word Events
        Dancing/Particle Performance
        Building
•    Avatar as Self
        Alter-Ego Creation/Choices
        Fashion
        Animation
        Subculture Identities
        Stereotypes
        Exploring Identity
•     Socializing/Entertainment
        SL Live Music
        Roleplaying
        Communities/Subcultures  
•    Relationships
        Defining Personal Boundaries
        Levels/Stages of Transparency/Intimacy
        Sexuality (including gender bending, etc)
        Voice Use in SL
        Sexual Harassment
        Rape  
        Violence
•    Making Money in SL
        Business
        Entrepreneurship
        Sex as Money
•    Education
        Classroom Dynamics
        Classroom Issues/Concerns
        Classroom Virtual Culture

Deadline for proposal submissions: 30 September 2009
Length: 250-500 words
Please send proposals to zoe@msu.edu & steorling@sbcglobal.net

2009 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference

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     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

 

                  http://apscc09.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/

 


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
example:
         * 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

 


PUBLICATION
-----------

 

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.

 


IMPORTANT DATES
---------------

 

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

 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
---------------------

 

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.

 

Electronic Submission
---------------------

 

Please submit Case Study / Demo Summaries by E-mail (in PDF format) to the IEEE APSCC 2009 Industrial Program Co-chairs via apscc09industry@i2r.a-star.edu.sg.

 


ORGANISING COMMITTEE
--------------------

 

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)

 

Workshop Chairs
---------------

 

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)

 

Tutorial Chairs
---------------

 

Medjahed, Brahim  (University of Michigan, USA) Zheng, Qin  (Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore)

 

Publicity Chairs
----------------

 

Chai, Teck Yoong  (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Shao, Xu  (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)

 

Publication Chairs
------------------

 

Lee, Teck Kiong  (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore) Leong, Hong-Va  (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

 

Financial Chairs
----------------

 

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)

 

 

 

CONTACT
-------

 

For further details, please visit the IEEE APSCC 2009 Web-site

 

 

or contact the Industrial Program Chairs at

 

CFP: Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment
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
•       Museums
•       Archives
•       Corporate or commercial information environments
•       Library and Information Schools

Information workers may include but are not
 limited to:
•       Librarians
•       Paraprofessionals
•       Archivists
•       Documentalists
•       Information architects
•       Catalogers
•       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, cwelch11@utk.edu.




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.

Suggested Topics/Tracks

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.

Presentation Formats

Presentations may take one of the following formats:

  • Individual presentation
  • Poster session
  • Panel session

Submission Guidelines

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.

Selection Criteria

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

How to Submit Proposals

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.



(CfP) CALL For BOOK CHAPTER Proposals

TITLE: Approaches to Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval

Editors:

Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 
efthimis@u.washington.edu

Juan Manuel Fernández Luna, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Granada, Spain
jmfluna@decsai.ugr.es

Juan Huete
Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Granada, Spain
jhg@decsai.ugr.es

Andrew MacFarlane
Dept. Of Information Science,  City University, London, UK
andym@soi.city.ac.uk


Proposal Submission Deadline:           September 15, 2009
Author Notification:                    October 15, 2009
Full Chapters Due:                      March 1, 2010


INTRODUCTION

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.


CHAPTER SECTIONS

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, .)
[*] other
[C] Teaching and Learning Methods:
[1a] classroom
[1b] e-learning (distance/online learning)
[1c] use of IR systems for teaching
[D] Assessment and Feedback
[E] Curricula

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



TARGET AUDIENCE

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.
 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

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.

LITA Bloggers

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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:

http://litablog.org/blog-schedule-ala-annual-2009/

 

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.

 

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

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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: skroe@ilstu.edu).

Special Issues
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.starr@taylorandfrancis.com>

For More Details
Further details may be found at the CCQ home page: http://catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com/



Workshop in Feminist Political Theory

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Manchester Workshops in Political Theory
2-4 September 2009
Manchester Metropolitan University

Politics has always been at the heart of feminism. The wide variety of traditions of feminist thought and activism have engaged in diverse and rich ways with politics and the political. But the landscape of feminist political theory is marked by the divide between analytic and continental philosophy, and by the different strands in women's and gender studies. This workshop aims to engage constructively with these differences, by inviting papers from all traditions in feminist political theory, both from the centers and the margins, on any topic. Furthermore, it invites papers that address and challenge the traditional divisions, or that focus on their intersections.

Please send a 300 word abstract to Annelies Decat (K.U.Leuven) or Janice Richardson (University of Exeter) by June 30th: Annelies.Decat@hiw.kuleuven.be<mailto:Annelies.Decat@hiw.kuleuven.be> or Janice.Richardson@exeter.ac.uk<mailto:Janice.Richardson@exeter.ac.uk>

This workshop is part of the sixth annual series of Workshops in Political Theory, at the Manchester Metropolitan University. For more information, visit the conference website:

Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

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Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship (working title), edited by Erik Estep, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Martin Wallace; published by Library Juice Press.
 
Seeking previously unpublished scholarly manuscript contributions for an anthology relating to the Gen-X experience from a librarian perspective, or, the librarian experience from a Gen-X perspective. Also welcome are critical perspectives of Gen-X librarians and interesting perspectives on Gen-X librarians from non-Gen-Xers.
 
Objective of Book:
The objective of this book is to view, critique and analyze what makes Gen-X librarians unique among other generations of librarians, what is unique or different about the professional situation of Gen-X librarians, what have Gen-X librarians contributed to the field, and what have they changed about the profession. In order to fully understand the X-Generation and librarianship, a variety of perspectives is needed.
Suggested Themes:
Emphasis will be placed on the themes of media representations and misrepresentations, work and leadership styles, technology, globalization, cultural shifts, class, and gender but the editors remain open to any theme that proves itself interesting, especially manuscripts that present something new and compelling.
Target Audience:
Librarians, library workers, and library school students, as well as library administrators who might find such a volume helpful in creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.
Selection Criteria:
All submissions received by the deadline will be reviewed by the editors. Editors will select submissions that speak or reveal the most about Generation X Librarians as a group and those that share the most insightful or individualized experiences and can relate those experiences to their generation. Only works of the utmost scholarly quality will be selected. Articles in scholarly sociology or cultural studies journals or university press monographs should serve as examples.
Submission Guidelines:
Submissions from a broad spectrum of librarians and library workers are welcome. We seek to be inclusive of all ages, library types (public, academic, or private libraries), geographies (rural, urban, international), sexual orientations, gender identities, and class backgrounds.
Deadline for summaries: August 30, 2009
Submit a brief summary (3 paragraphs maximum) and a short author's statement or URLs where appropriate. Electronic submissions only to tolleyst@etsu.edu.
Deadline for manuscripts: January 31, 2010
One electronic copy. Black-and-white artwork may be submitted in hard copy; author responsible for securing image copyright permissions.
Contact:
Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
Charles C. Sherrod Library
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
423-439-4365
Fax: 423-439-5674

About the editors:
Erik Estep is Assistant Professor and Special Collections Librarian at the Joyner Library, East Carolina University. Rebecca Tolley-Stokes is Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at the Charles C. Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University. Martin Wallace is a Science & Engineering Librarian at the Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, and is the state's Patents & Trademarks Librarian

Interdisciplinary Pedagogies

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Call for Articles and Essays for a Special Cluster of *Pedagogy* on

"Interdisciplinary Pedagogies"

Guest edited by Michelle Gibson (University of Cincinnati) and Jonathan Alexander (University of California, Irvine)

The growing consensus in many academic fields is that students can and do benefit from interdisciplinary courses. These courses utilize pedagogical methods, research, theory, and other scholarship from multiple fields, applying them to issues, problems, or questions. Instructors of interdisciplinary courses usually choose materials based on what is applicable; this distinguishes interdisciplinary courses from multidisciplinary courses, which can often maintain a course focus on disciplinary thinking by providing "multiple perspectives" rather than offering students that theory and research which most effectively forms a nexus of knowledge around the subject(s) under discussion.
Some institutions have developed interdisciplinary programs in which faculty from diverse disciplines work together to create interdisciplinary programs. In other locations, particularly in area studies programs like Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc., instructors working alone develop interdisciplinary pedagogies without the direct input of scholars from "other" disciplines. No matter whether teachers work collaboratively or independently to develop interdisciplinary pedagogies, interdisciplinary courses and programs are often touted for their comprehensiveness, their potential for offering creative and innovative coursework, and for the energy and enthusiasm they seem to engender in both students and faculty.

We seek articles for a dedicated "strand" or "cluster" of the journal Pedagogy which provide thoughtful and carefully presented definitions of interdisciplinary pedagogy, examples of interdisciplinary pedagogy "in action," and/or theory about the interdisciplinary pedagogical endeavor. In general, we hope that authors will avoid simple "how-to" articles or simple "celebrations" of interdisciplinary pedagogy. The articles that will interest us most will be those which are themselves interdisciplinary and which are theoretical even as they narrate. Ultimately, we hope to expand our understanding of "interdisciplinary pedagogy" by problematizing our understandings of it.  What is interdisciplinarity in the classroom? In our curricula?  In our programs?  And in our pedagogies and pedagogical theories?

All articles submitted for this strand will receive two levels of peer review. The strand editors will provide initial review and the articles selected for submission to the journal will then be reviewed using the journal's usual peer-review process. The journal's editors have final say on all essays submitted for publication.

For more information, contact either Michelle Gibson (gibsonma@ucmail.uc.edu) or Jonathan Alexander (jfalexan@uci.edu).  Proposals for articles are welcome; full drafts for review will be due December 31, 2009.
Michelle Gibson, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Cincinnati
620U Old Chemistry
Michelle.Gibson@uc.edu<mailto:Michelle.Gibson@uc.edu>
513-556-1774
2009 Conference:
Popular Culture Association of the South/American Culture Association of the South
Conference Date: October 1-3
Location: Wilmington, NC
Abstract Deadline: June 1

1-2 papers solicited to round out a panel on the cultural politics of emotion in international film. Preference will be given to abstracts grounded in feminist theory, queer theory, and/or the sociology of emotion. Abstracts should be 200 words.
*Both the abstract and a brief bio or CV* *needed by Sunday, May 31. 8 pm EST.* Abstracts will be selected by 10 pm on May 31.

Email abstracts to both co-organizers Stacey Haney, haneysn@email.uscupstate.edu, and Dr. Merri Lisa Johnson, mjohnson@uscupstate.edu.

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