August 2009 Archives

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st Convention

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Canada (American citizens require passports)

Women's and Gender Studies, Board-Sponsored Roundtable

"Where Are We Now? The Evolution of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies"


The 2009 "Guide to Women's Studies" published by Ms. Magazine cites 900 WS
programs in the United States as well as programs in more than 40 countries.
This roundtable discussion traces historical progressions and contemporary
repositionings of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies in the Academy, and
examines the changing definitions, scholarship and issues impacting
programs.  Participants will offer themed presentations on the evolution of
Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies (70's, 2nd/3rd wave, Africana,
feminist, gender, queer, spirituality, ecofeminist, sexuality, gender
violence and gender disability, inclusivity issues and tolerance for
divergent philosophies), giving special emphasis to historically successful
programs, global, innovative and contemporary ones and best practices. 500
word abstracts/CV to Sophie Lavin, NeMLA Women's Caucus Rep, SUNY Stony
Brook by 30 September:


Society for Applied Learning Technology

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


The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations, panel discussions, and preconference tutorials.  Topics of interest include:


Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

�        Handhelds, PDAs, Smartphones, Tablet PCS

�        Using Effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise

�        Mobile-optimized Web Applications

�        Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies

�        Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility

�        Security Issues involved in interactions with Mobile Computing

�        Mobile Computing's Impact on Workforce Productivity

�        Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems

Knowledge Management Systems

�        Integrating EPSS

�        Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement

�        Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)

�        Learning Management Systems (LMS)

�        Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)

�        LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)

�        LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)

�        Authoring Systems

Gaming and Simulation for Training and Job Performance Improvement

�        Online Games

�        Military Applications

�        Massively Multiplayer Simulation (MMP)

�        Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments

�        Game-based Learning

�        Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning

�        Business Gaming Using Expert Systems

�        Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools

�        Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations

�        Simulation gaming for Management Training

New Technologies & the Marketplace

�        Cloud Computing

�        Social Networks & Net Communities

�        Virtual Learning Environments

�        Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods

�        Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity

�        Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement

�        Content and Technology Interoperability Issues

�        Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)

Instructional Systems Design

�        Blended Learning strategies

�        Strategies to address remote learners

�        Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning

�        Authoring tools and their effectiveness

�        Evaluation processes and assessment techniques

�        ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement

�        Prototyping in the development process

�        Business cases for learning measurement

�        Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

�        Academic Professionals

�        Chief Learning Officers

�        Directors of E-Learning

�        Directors of Training and Development

�        E-learning Project Managers

�        Military and Industrial Trainers

�        Government Professionals and Managers

�        Performance Support Professionals

�        Managers of Training

�        Management and Training Consultants

�        Compliance Training Managers

�        Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers

�        Education/Training Facilitators

�        Human Performance Technology Professionals

�        Instructional Designers

�        Instructional Systems Developers

�        Curriculum Developers

�        Content Developers

�        E-Learning Developers

�        Application Development Managers


Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion.  We are also seeking proposals for 1/2 day preconference tutorials related to the foregoing.  Abstract submissions should be received by September 30, 2009.  If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by February 3, 2010 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings.  Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright.  Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a presentation, please call John Fox at (540) 347-0055.


Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT� conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA  20186.  Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email:  The program schedule will consist of preconference tutorials on Tuesday, March 2, and the main conference presentation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 3-5, 2010.


Author's Information

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


Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: September 30, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2009

Submission of Papers: February 3, 2010

Conference Dates: March 3-5, 2010

To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click



To submit your abstract online,
click here



Society for Applied Learning Technology

50 Culpeper Street

Warrenton, Va 20186

Ph: (540) 347-0055   Fax: (540) 349-3169   Web:

Pedagogy division - Cultural Studies Association

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The Pedagogy division of CSA includes a focus on culture and education,
cultural pedagogy, critical pedagogy, and the curriculum of cultural
studies. Pedagogy, broadly conceived and critically understood in this
context concerns a wide range of issues taken up in cultural studies
including but not limited to mass media, schooling, popular culture,
subculture, public culture, nationhood, globalization, postcolonialism,
political economy, identity, race, class, gender, sexuality.

For the 2010 Annual Conference of the CSA the Pedagogy Division is
soliciting individual paper proposals to comprise two panels.

One panel will focus on "Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies."

One panel will bring together papers on a variety of topics related to
pedagogy and culture.

Please send proposal abstracts to both Kenneth Saltman
and to Pepi Leistyna

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2009.

Please include:

1.      The name, email address, phone number, department and institutional
affiliation of 
          the author
2.      A 250-word maximum abstract for the paper
3.      A list of audio-visual equipment needs

Additional information regarding the CSA meeting is available at:

Please find more CSA Division CFPs here:
The Division on Culture and War of the Cultural Studies Association would
like to invite submissions for the 8th Annual Meeting of Cultural Studies
Association (U.S.), to be held at the University of California, Berkeley,
March 18-20, 2010.

Deadline for Abstracts (500 words): September 1, 2009 (submission guidelines

Along with our standing, general "open call" on all aspects of culture and
war with relevance to the mission of the Division, we would also like to
invite papers that address more specific areas, including the following
short list:

-the historical shift toward "Obama's War(s)," including such angles as:
the "disappearance" of the Iraq war in the media landscape, the phasing out
of the moniker "global war on terror," the continued use of privatized
military contractors, the "prison-industrial-complex"
(Guantanamo, prisoners of war, CIA "black sites," etc), the representation
of torture;

-the culture of war on the homefront, including: veterans coming home
(homelessness/joblessness, trauma, medications/injuries, PTSD, families),
Michele Obama and veterans' families, anti-war movements, don't ask-don't
tell, the internet and war coverage, the "popular culture" of war
(videogames, television programming, web-based and/or new media, (un)popular
music), war in movies/memoirs/theater/radical art projects, etc.

- a roundtable or workshop on the pedagogy of war (that is, teaching
war-related texts, different departments/academic fields, different
practices/strategies, etc);

If interested in participating in a Division-sponsored panel, please submit
the following by September 1:

a. Your name, email address, phone number, department, and institutional

b. A 500-word abstract for the 20-minute paper proposed, including a paper

c. Any needed audio-visual equipment must be noted with your proposal.
No requests for AV equipment can be honored later.

Please send all required information by September 1, 2009 to both co-chairs
of the Division:
Tony Grajeda,

5th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium

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The 5th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (SIG SI, co-sponsored by SIG-CRIT)
People, information, technology: The social analysis of computing in a diverse and pluralistic world.

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 8:30-12:30 PM; Hyatt Regency Vancouver

The purpose of this ASIST preconference research symposium is to disseminate current research and research in progress that investigate the social aspects of information and communications technologies (ICT) across all areas of ASIST.  The symposium includes members of many SIGs and defines "social" broadly to include critical and historical approaches as well as contemporary social analysis. It also defines "technology" broadly to include traditional technologies  (i.e., paper), state-of-the-art computer systems, and mobile and pervasive devices.

This year's theme is "People, information, technology: The social analysis of computing in a diverse and pluralistic world" In keeping with the theme of the conference, the symposium is soliciting work that focuses on the mutual shaping of people and information as mediated by ICTs. 

We are pleased to announce that the keynote address at this year's symposium will be given by Dr. Steve Sawyer, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.

According to Horton, Davenport, and Wood-Harper (2005; 52) "the impetus for researchers to consider both social and technical aspects as mutually constitutive as a means of understanding technology introduction and use has a growing audience." This symposium will highlight research focusing on the social realities of ICT-based information systems (broadly defined) in information science in order to better understand the following:

~ How do difference and diversity shape design, implementation, use, disuse, and reconfiguration of information and ICTs where groups, and organizations work and play in a global environment?

~ In what ways do information and ICTs shape those creating, implementing and using them? How does this vary across cultures? How may such difference be managed in global interactions?

~ What can we learn about information and ICT and ongoing social and cultural change at different levels of social analysis such as groups, organizational units, political entities or cultural systems? Can we harmonize our insights?

~ How may we explore the complex reciprocal relationships among information, ICT, people, groups and the social and cultural environments that surround and pervade them?

~ What are the variations in meanings or interpretations of information and ICT across social groups, organizations, and cultures?

~ What are the moral obligations of ICT system development and use particularly in global communication networks and what are the consequences for diverse ethnic groups?

We are particularly interested in work that assumes a critical stance towards the notion of difference - what is involved in the subtle interplay between people's uses of information and ICT and the increasingly diverse and global environments in which they are immersed? Critical analyses are useful because they "bring into question established social assumptions and values regarding information and ... ICTs and established understandings of  'information,' particularly as they play themselves out and are institutionalized in social and professional discourses and professional training." (Day, 2007; 575).

We encourage all scholars, both beginning and established, interested in social aspects of ICT (broadly defined) to share their research and research in progress by submitting an extended abstract of their work and attending the symposium.

Following last year's successful symposium, SIG SI will partner again with SIG USE to offer a comprehensive full day program. The theme of this symposium fits well with the main themes of the SIG USE symposium, "Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing," meaning that there would be a full day of exploration of the question of the transformative relationships between people, information, and ICTs from different but clearly related perspectives. The SIG SI symposium will take place on Saturday morning and the SIG USE symposium will be in the afternoon. Collectively, the two sessions can offer a comprehensive full day program, although each is a stand-alone event. The two SIGs will co-sponsor a networking lunch [Pay-on-your-own] that will take place in between the two events There will be a discount for people who register for both symposia.*

Call for papers and posters:

Submit a short paper (2000 words) or poster (500 words) by September 4, 2009.

Submissions may include empirical, critical and theoretical work, as well as richly described practice cases and demonstrations.

Acceptance announcements made by September 20, in time for conference early registration (ends Sept 25, 2009).

Tentative Schedule

Paper presentations: 8:30-10:45 AM
Break: 10:45-11:00 AM (with poster viewing)
Paper presentations: 11:00:11:45 AM
Closing Keynote: 11:45-12:30 PM
Lunch with SIG-USE: 12:30-1:30 PM


Members $75, non-members $85, before Sept. 25, 2009

Members $85, non-members $95, after Sept. 25, 2009

*If you register for the SIG-SI Symposium and the SIG-USE Symposium you will receive a $10 discount:


Howard Rosenbaum, School of Library and Information Science -Indiana  University

Elisabeth Davenport, Visiting Scholar, Indiana University and Professor Emeritus, School of Computing, Napier University

Pnina Shachaf, School of Library and Information Science -Indiana  University

Kalpana Shankar, School of Informatics -Indiana University

Day, R. (2007). Kling and the "critical": Social informatics and  critical informatics. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 58(4): 575-582.

Horton, K., Davenport, E. and Wood-Harper, T. (2005). Exploring sociotechnical interaction with Rob Kling: five "big" ideas. Information Technology & People 18(1): 50-67

Fifth Annual iConference

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The Fifth Annual iConference, Feb. 3-6, 2010, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, brings together scholars, professionals and students who come from diverse backgrounds and share interests in working at the nexus of people, information and technology. The 2010 iConference theme addresses iMPACTS. As the Obama administration brings new potential for our field to affect change, particularly through investments in education, broadband and scientific research, it also is providing a moment for critical reflection on the impacts of the iSchool movement (research, teaching, profession, industry and service) within and outside our community. In this theme, we thus consider such questions as: What are the broad impacts (actual and potential) of the iSchool movement? How can impact be defined, identified, measured and communicated to key audiences?

This Call for Participation solicits contributions that reflect on the core activities of the iSchool community, including research, design, methods and epistemologies, educational practices and engagement between the iSchools and wider constituencies both in the United States and abroad. With invited speakers, paper and poster sessions, roundtables, wildcard sessions, workshops and ample opportunities for conversations and connections, the iConference celebrates and engages our multidisciplinary efforts to understand the complex interrelationships among people, information and technology in the iSociety. Sessions will feature completed and early cutting-edge work. The iConference will also include a doctoral student workshop and a mentoring session for untenured faculty and post-doctoral researchers.

In addition to the conference theme, areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Critical reflection on the impacts of the iSchool movement (research, teaching, profession, industry and service) within and outside of our community;
* IT infrastructure development and sustainability in the home, organizations, communities, society;
* Diversity in the iSociety: inclusion of underrepresented groups--women, youth, the aging, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, racial and ethnic minorities, etc.;
* Information behavior: theoretical, empirical and methodological advances in everyday life settings, eScience and eResearch, information literacy, etc.;
* Information management: life cycle, personal information management, digital asset management, technologies of remembering and forgetting;
* Digital libraries: preserving digital information, information quality, security and privacy;
* Information organization: metadata, ontologies, the Semantic Web, social tagging; and/or
* eGovernment: information policy, economics, ethics, law, technologies of privacy and trust.

Research Track
The Associate Deans for Research of the iSchools are coordinating a special research track on "measuring research impact." The difficulty associated with measuring the impact of research efforts is not limited to information science. The key is to distinguish indicators/measures of outcomes and impacts from indicators/measures of inputs or resources expended. Papers submitted in this track could discuss:

* Conceptual and theoretical to empirical and data driven research impacts;
* Overview of the micro level (impact of individual researchers and contributions) to the meso (impact of individual communities or schools) to the macro (the impact of the iCaucus or the whole of information science research); and/or
* The philosophy of measurement to the practical issues of conveying the significance of information science research to non-scientists.

Example topics include:
* Measuring and comparing the methods and effectiveness of cross-, inter-, or trans-disciplinary research with research within a particular discipline;
* Bibliometric measures of impact;
* Indicators of scholarly impact; and
* Indicators of professional, social and policy impacts.

If you are submitting a paper to this track, please include "measuring research impact" in the paper title (to be removed in the proceedings).

Submission information and more at

Libraries and the Great Depression

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Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record , Fall 2011

Libraries and the Great Depression

Abstract Deadline : September 15, 2009

 Libraries & the Cultural Record announces a special issue of the journal dedicated to the history of libraries, librarians, and archives in the Great Depression (c. 1930-1941). Those interested should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Issue Editor James V. Carmichael, Jr. ( ) detailing subject parameters and methodology for consideration by referees.   Final submissions, of which four to six articles will be selected, should consist of 6,000-8,000 words to be submitted by email attachment by August 1, 2010 to the issue editor.   Authors should consult publication guidelines but ignore 10,000 word limit, as the editor will adhere strictly to an 8,000 word maximum.

LITA Lightening Talks

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Along with sparkling keynotes and terrific programs, LITA Forum 2009, October 1-4 in Salt Lake City, offers two sessions of nine five-minute lightning talks (at previous Forums, called Five Minute Madness) on Friday, Oct. 2 at 4:20 and again on Sat. Oct. 3 at 10:50 am.

Lightning talks are snappy presentations that are great fun for attendees and an opportunity for presenters to showcase late-breaking ideas, trends, and achievements. Speakers are strictly held to five minutes (we sound the gong at 4:59). There is a Q&A period for all speakers at the end.

Want to continue the conversations after the lightning talks? Sessions are conveniently scheduled right before Friday's Vendor Showcase Reception and Saturday's lunch.

Lightning talks are first-come, first-serve. We will assign the first 18 people who reply, and once these slots are full, the other names will go on a waiting list. We assume you're registered for LITA Forum!


1. Send an email to with your name, email, organization, title for your lightning talk, and preferred session (October 2 or October 3). Please put LITA Forum Lightning Talk in the subject of your message. Use the Conference Schedule to help you select your preferred session time.

2. We will notify the lightning-talkers and the first few runners-up by September 15, 2009.

3. If your plans change, please let us know so we can reassign your slot!


1. LITA Forum attendees from companies are welcome to participate, but the content must relate to technology and libraries and should not be a sales pitch.

2. People who already have programs, papers, posters accepted at LITA Forum are requested to give others a chance (unless they are burning with a completely different idea they are absolutely dying to share).

3. These are quick, fun, low-barrier talks. Extensive slides and handouts are not required or expected. Remember, when the gong strikes, you're outta there.

4. If you use slides, please bring them in a format compatible with MS PowerPoint on a thumb drive for loading onto the computer in the room during the break preceding the session (or load them to a slidesharing site and advise us of the URL). We will ensure that they are forwarded to the LITA office for inclusion on the Forum website.


ACHI 2010: The Third International Conferences on Advances in
Computer-Human Interactions

February 10-15, 2010 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Submission deadline: October 5, 2009

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

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

INTER: Interfaces

Graphical user interfaces; Intelligent user interfaces; Adaptive user
interfaces; Multi-modal user interfaces; Context-based interfaces; Virtual
reality and 3D interfaces; Speech and natural language interfaces;
Interfaces for collaborative systems; Interfaces for restricted
environments; Internationalization and reflections of culture on interface
design; Interfaces for disadvantaged users; Interface specification and
design; Interface prototyping; Interface testing; Interface evaluation;
Interface generators and other tools for developing interfaces; Data
visualization; Visualization techniques; Interactive visualization

OUI: Organic user interfaces

Interface-oriented materials and devices; Physical and digital
representation; Sensing and display technologies; Rollable and foldable
displays with tactile properties; Skin-based input; Analog input interaction
design; Flexible display technologies; Functional-based display forms;
Flexible-computing and curve computer interactions; 3D continuous display

HAPTIC: Haptic interfaces

Fundamental of haptic interactions; Tangible user interfaces; Bidirectional
information flow ; Haptography; Haptic feedback and control; Bodyware
(embedded sensors; flexible structures, associative memories, actuation and
power systems); Magnetic levitation haptic interfaces; Kinetic motion-based
interaction; Kinetic motion and haptic design; Mindware (learning,
adaptation, head-hand coordination, bimanual coordination; discovering
affordance, interaction and imitation); Language of motion / Gesture
annotation; Interfaces with kinetic properties; Sensor actuator design,
development and evaluation; Linear haptic display; Fingertip haptic display;
Pen based force display; High bandwidth force display; Quality of experience
model for haptic
interactions; Haptics rendering;

SYSTEMS: Interactive systems

Highly interactive systems; Intelligent agents and systems; Adaptive
systems; Context-aware systems; Multi-user multi-interface systems;
Collaborative systems; Computer-supported cooperative work; Distributed
information spaces; Communicators and advisory systems; Interaction through
wireless communication networks

DEVICES: Interaction devices

General input and output devices; Virtual reality input and output devices;
Interaction devices for immersive environments; Shareable devices and
services; Mobile devices and services; Pervasive devices and services; Small
displays; Very large displays; Tangible user interfaces; Wearable computing;
Interaction devices for disadvantaged users; Interaction devices for
computer games

DESIGN & EVAL: Interaction & interface design & evaluation

Interface metaphors; Interaction styles; Interaction paradigms; Requirements
specification methods and tools; Analysis methods and tools; Design methods
and tools; Evaluation paradigms; Evaluation methods and tools; Evaluation
frameworks; Scenarios; Task analysis; Conceptual design; Physical design;
Information architecture; Information design for websites; Guidelines and
heuristics; Experience design; Environmental design; Ethnography; Contextual
design; Service design;

MODELS: Principles, theories, and models

Cognitive models; Conceptual models; Mental models; Frameworks for
cognition; Model-based design of interactive systems; Formal methods in
human-computer interaction

USER: User modeling and user focus

Usability and user experience goals; User testing; User modeling; User
profiling; Predictive models (e.g., for user delay prediction); Human
perceptible thresholds; User support systems; Psychological foundations for
designing interactive system; Human information processing; Digital human
modeling; Engineering psychology; Ergonomics; Hearing and haptics; Affective

PARADIGMS: Traditional and emerging paradigms

nteraction paradigms; Mobile computing; Wearable computing; Location-aware
computing; Context-aware computing; Ubiquitous computing; Pervasive
computing; Transparent computing; Attentive environments; Virtual reality;
Augmented reality and tangible bits; Immersive environments; Human-based
computation; Visual languages and environments; End-user programming;
Hypermedia advances and applications; New visions of human-computer

ACCESS: Usability and universal accessibility

Interaction and interface design for people with disabilities; Interaction
and interface design for the young and the elderly; Universal access and
usability; Usability engineering; Usability testing and evaluation;
Usability and internationalization

HUM-ROBOTS: Human-robot interaction

Fundamentals of human-robot cooperation; Cognitive models of human-robot
interaction; Adaptable autonomy and knowledge exchange; Autonomy and trust;
Awareness and monitoring of humans; Task allocation and coordination; Human
guided robot learning; User evaluations of robot performance; Metrics for
human-robot interaction; Long-term interaction robotics; Health and personal
care robotics; Social Robotics; Multi-modal human-robot communication; Robot
intermediaries; Experiments and applications

HUM- AGENTS: Agents and human interaction

Principles of agent-to-human interaction; Models for human-agent
interaction; Social persuasion in human-agent interaction; Designing for
human-agent interaction; Socially intelligent agents and the human in the
loop; Agents for human-human interaction; Agent-based
human-computer-interaction; Human cooperation and agent-based interaction;
Human interaction with autonomous agents Agent-based human-robot
interaction; Human and artificial agents emotional interaction
SOCIAL: Social aspects of human-computer interaction

Societal implications of human-computer interactions; Social computing and
software Online communities Weblogs and other community building tools
Online support for discovery and creativity; Tool support for discovery and
innovation Expressive and attentive interfaces and environments Affective
aspects of human-computer interaction Emotional design

GAMES: Computer games and gaming

Computer game technology; Computer game engineering; Foundations of computer
game design and development; Development processes and supporting tools;
Management aspects of computer game development; Architectures and
frameworks for computer games; Game-based training and simulation; Serious
games; Multi-user games; Online games; Online gaming; Game theories; Audio,
video and text in digital games; New computer games and case studies;
Performance improvements in computer games; Social impact of games and

EDUCATION: Human-computer interaction in education and training

Interactive systems for education and training; Online and communications
support for education and training; Interfaces, interactions and systems for
distance education; Software tools for courseware development and delivery;
Collaborative systems for teaching, studying and learning; Handheld mobile
devices for education and training; Advisory and recommendation systems
Techniques and tools for information localization, retrieval & storage; Web
annotation systems; Case studies and applications

MED APPS: Applications in medicine

Interactive systems for medical applications; Interactive systems for
telemedicine; Interactive systems for telehealth; Interactive systems for
telepathology; Interactive systems for telecardiology; Interactive systems
for telesurgery; Interactive personal medical devices; Digital imagery and
visualization frameworks; Role of colors and color imaging in medicine;
Multidimensional projections with application to medicine; Data mining and
image retrieval techniques for medical applications; Imaging interfaces and
navigation; Internet imaging localization, retrieval and archiving; Video
techniques for medical images; Internet support for remote medicine;
Computer-controlled communications for medical applications; Medical
informatics; Software and devices for patient monitoring; Interactive
software for therapy and recovery

TELECONF:  Teleconferencing

Fundamentals for teleconferencing; Platforms for teleconferencing; Devices
for teleconferencing; Videoconferencing, Web Conferencing; Performance in
teleconference applications; Real-time aspects in teleconferencing; Privacy
and security in teleconference applications; QoS/SLA for teleconferencing
applications; Teleconferencing services; Business models for

APPLICATIONS: Other domain applications

Interactive interfaces and systems for scientific applications; Interactive
interfaces and systems for engineering applications; Interactive interfaces
and systems for business applications; Interactive interfaces and systems
for activities in arts & humanities; Interactive interfaces and systems for
scientific research; Other applications of interactive interfaces and

IARIA Publicity Board

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)

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Mission of JITR:


The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) seeks to provide evidential research on groundbreaking and emerging areas of information science and technology, with particular focus on breaking trends in medical informatics, social computing, and biotechnology. In endeavoring to fulfill the objectives of providing a scholarly and quality outlet for innovative topics, trends, and research in the field of IT, JITR will succeed in expanding the availability of the most prominent, principal, and critical concepts that will form the knowledge society of the future.


Coverage of JITR:


The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) covers novel and emerging research in the field of information science and technology, with major emphasis on the most innovative areas related to biocomputing, medical informatics, anthropocentric computing, and underrepresented technologies and trends influencing the knowledge society.


Topics should be drawn from, but not limited to, the following areas:


Algebraic biology

Agricultural informatics

Anthropocentric computing

Artificial immune systems

Assistive technologies

Biodiversity applications



Biomaterials and nanotechnology




Bioterrorism and situational awareness

Cellular automata



Cognitive informatics

Crisis management

Cultural algorithms

Cultural informatics

Diagnostic informatics

Digital ecosystems

Digital forensics

Drug discovery technologies

Ecological modeling

Evidence-based medicine

Environmental informatics

Gene therapy

Genetic algorithms and programming

Genomics and proteomics

Grid computing


High performance computing

Health information technology


Human-centric and pervasive computing

Human-computer interface

Human factors

Human tracking technologies

Microarray technologies

Medical imaging technologies

Medical intelligence

Medical informatics





Natural computing

Natural language applications

Pattern recognition

Predictive analysis tools

Pharmaceutical informatics

Quantum informatics

Radiology technologies

Sensor technologies

Service-oriented computing

Social computing

Social informatics

Surgical informatics




Tissue engineering applications

Wearable computing


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


All inquiries and submissions should be sent to


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Dear Colleague,
On behalf of all the Editors-in-chief of Elsevier Journals, we wish to Communicate to you that we are currently accepting manuscripts in all Fields of human Endeavour.
All articles published will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:
• Original articles in basic and applied research
Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting recent developments in their fields. Papers submitted will be sorted out and published in any of our numerous journals that best Fits. This is a special publication procedure which published works will be discussed at seminars (organized by Elsevier) at strategic Cities all over the world. Please maximize this opportunity to showcase your research work to the world. 
The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. 
Our goal is to inform authors about their paper(s) within one week of receipt. All submitted papers, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the journal, will go through an external peer-review process.  
Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) in Microsoft Word or PDF format to and should Include a cover sheet containing corresponding Author(s) name, Paper Title, affiliation, phone, fax number, email address etc.

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PS: Pls. show interest by mailing if your Manuscript is not ready but will be ready soon.


E-Learn 2009

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     World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate,
     Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education

     October 26-30, 2009 *  Vancouver, BC Canada

                 (Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre)


      ** Submission Deadline: September 8, 2009 **

                                  Organized by:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
                              Co-sponsored by:
                 International Journal on E-Learning
         Education & Information Technology Digital Library


"The International Forum for Researchers, Developers, and Practitioners to Learn
about the Best Practices/Technology in Education, Government, Healthcare, and Business"

** What are your colleagues saying about E-Learn conferences? **

Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)

                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS  (details below) <<

1. Submission Information, Deadline Sept. 8:
Call for Presentations:
Submission Guide:
Presenter Guide:

2. Major Topics:
3. Presentation Categories:

4. Keynote/Invited Speakers:
5. Tutorials/Workshops:

6. Products/Services Showcases & Presentations:

7. Proceedings & Paper Awards:
8. For Budgeting Purposes:

9. Vancouver. Canada:
10. Deadlines:

More info:
E-Learn, the premiere international, non-commercial conference in the field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,000 attendees
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend E-Learn and submit
proposals for presentations.

This Final Call for Participation is offered for those who were:
- unable to meet the first deadline for submissions in April, or
- were not ready to present a finished paper or project, or
- have a work-in-progress topic to present, and
- do not yet have a proposal accepted for presentation.

All presentation proposals are reviewed by three of the respected, international Executive Advisory Board ( and Program Committee, based on merit and the perceived value for attendees. Accepted presentations are included in the conference program, Proceedings (book and CD-ROM formats) and the digital library, EdITLib--Education and Information Library,

We invite you to attend the E-Learn Conference and submit proposals for
these presentation categories:

E-Learn is an innovative collaboration between the top public and private academic researchers, developers, education and business professionals, and end users from the Corporate, Healthcare, Government, and Higher Education sectors offering a unique international forum to discuss the latest issues, strategies, applications, development, and research, to explore new technologies, and to identify solutions for today's challenges related to online learning.

E-Learn is THE essential resource to make international connections for collaboration with others who may share similar problems as well as those offering solutions.

More info:
The E-Learn Conference offers attendees a complete educational experience, with opportunities for collaboration and networking among leaders and peers working to make effective e-learning a reality.  E-Learn offers varied sessions designed to produce effective results for all types of learning styles. From pre-conference tutorials to paper presentations to informal discussions, and more than 600 concurrent sessions, you are given the content you need by knowledgeable presenters and peers--all in one conference!

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Best Practice Sessions
* Roundtables
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Research/Technical Showcases
* Products/Services Showcases
* Tutorials/Workshops

- For Call for Presentations:
- Submission guidelines and Web form:
- For Presentation and AV Guidelines:


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, these topics as they relate to the e-Learning and the technologies supporting e-Learning.

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.



Organizations have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their e-learning related
products and services in through Products/Services Showcases & Presentations.

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on
CD-ROM. Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the multimedia/
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline.  In addition, the Proceedings also are
internationally distributed through and archived in EdITLib--
Education and Information Library,

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for
publication in AACE's respected journals especially in the
- International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ),
- Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH), or
- Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Outstanding Paper Awards within
several categories. Award winning papers may be invited for publication in
the AACE journals.

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $465 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials. The conference dinner (if offered) will be an extra fee.

All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
located in the heart of Vancouver shopping, dining, and attractions. 
Special discount hotel have been obtained for E-Learn participants at $146 (single/double).

VANCOUVER, CANADA: Experience the Shows, Dining, Shopping, Attractions, & Tours!


Final Call Submissions:   Sept 8, 2009
Final Authors Notified:     Sept 15, 2009
Proceedings File Due:    Sept. 25, 2009
Early Registration:           Sept. 25, 2009
Conference:                     Oct. 26-30, 2009

To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link

AACE Blog:
E-Learn Blog:

If you have a question about E-Learn, please send an e-mail to
AACE Conference Services,
AACE--Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327  USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail:  *

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is pleased to announce a call to participate in a forthcoming book, tentatively titled Digitization in the Real World: Lessons Learned from Small to Medium-Sized Digitization Projects. This book is intended to document experiences with digitization projects that fall outside the spectrum of mass digitization initiatives that have tended to be more thoroughly discussed and documented. Digitization in the Real World will be co-edited by Professor Kwong Bor Ng (Queens College, CUNY) and Jason Kucsma (METRO).

Your experiences will provide useful case studies on what works and what does not for libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage organizations managing small- to medium-sized collections. Librarians, archivists, and students stand to benefit from your experiences -- learning about the how the key elements of digitization projects play out in diverse institutional contexts. How was your project started? How was it implemented? What organizational and technological obstacles were encountered, and how were they overcome? Were they overcome? What new solutions did your project implement, and were those experiments successful or not? What are some of the lessons learned from your project? Is your project still growing? If not, why?

The scope of these case studies will inherently diverge, and we encourage that diversity. A book that candidly discusses your projects will be of great value to other libraries, archives, museums, cultural institutions, and graduate school students in library science and archives programs.

If you'd like to participate, please submit the following information via email on or before August 31, 2009.
Chapter Abstract: 500-1000 words describing the scope of your project and key elements you intend to address in your chapter.

Should your proposal be accepted, you will be notified by September 21, 2009 with chapter guidelines and editorial suggestions. The final chapter would be due on December 14, 2009, upon which it will be sent for double-blind peer review. The book is scheduled to be published by METRO, and you will, of course, receive a copy of the book.

Jason Kucsma
Emerging Technologies Manager, METRO

Professor KB Ng
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Queens College, CUNY

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) was chartered in 1964 by the New York Board of Regents to "promote and facilitate utilization of existing resources and to develop additional library services in the New York metropolitan area." Today, with 250 member organizations throughout New York City and Westchester County, METRO is the largest of New York State's nine reference and research library resource systems, and one of the largest library service organizations in the world. Since 2005, METRO has provided over $300k in digitization grants to fund over 30 small to medium-sized digitization projects as part of its Digital Library Services Plan.

Prof. Kwong Bor Ng is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY. His most recent publication is Using XML, published by Neal Schuman in 2007. His other book (co-edited with S. Rummler), Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences, will be published in Sept 2009 by IGI Global.

Jason Kucsma is the Emerging Technologies Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council where he manages METRO's Digitization Grant Program and is the point person for member inquiries related to the resources, training and referral services associated with digitization, digital preservation and emerging technologies issues. Jason received his M.A. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University and an M.L.S. from the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science. He is currently working part-time on a certificate in Digital Information Management (University of Arizona), is part-time lecturer in Rutgers's Library and Information Science graduate program, and is a recent graduate of ALA's 2009 Emerging Leaders Program.

NASIG 25th Annual Conference

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An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25
June 3-6, 2010
Palm Springs, California

The 2010 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals
and/or program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy,
and tactics sessions. The Program Planners are interested in
hearing from publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in
the field of serials and electronic resources about issues
relating to scholarly communication, publishing, licensing,
and cataloging. Proposals based on both descriptive and
experimental research findings are especially welcome. The
Program Planning Committee will review all submitted
proposals for their content and timeliness and may work with
potential presenters to blend or refocus proposals to
maximize their relevance to attendees and avoid duplication.

This Call for Proposals will close on September 25, 2009.
The Program Planning Committee hopes to notify applicants of
the status of their proposals in December 2009.
Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Morag Boyd and
Anne Mitchell at:


For additional details and to suggest a proposal or idea,
please complete the online form



25-27 November 2009



Invitation and call For papers

Organised by
Department of Library and Information Science
The University of Burdwan
Golapbag, Burdwan - 713104
West Bengal


Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science
(IATLIS) (founded 1969) is a professional association of about 600
teachers and professionals in Library and Information Science in
India. Since its inception in 1969, IATLIS has been active in taking
up several issues of LIS Education in India especially relating to the
development of curriculum, teaching methods, infrastructure, teachers'
training, etc. It actively works for the promotion of the professional
interests of LIS teachers. As part of its activities, it conducts
national seminars, workshops, training programmes, etc. It brings out
its official organ 'IATLIS Communication' besides publishing
pre-conference volumes. This year the annual IATLIS conference is to
be held at Department of Library & Information Science, University of
Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan - 713104, West Bengal. The theme of the
conference is "Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing
Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society". The conference is
scheduled to be held from 25-27 November 2009.

About Burdwan (in Bengali language: Barddhaman):

Burdwan (Barddhaman) is a city of West Bengal state in eastern India.
It is the district capital since the times of the Mughals. The city is
situated a little less than 100 Km north-west of Kolkata on the Grand
Trunk Road (NH-2) as well as on Eastern Railway as a junction railway
station. The city holds the literal meaning of the name, a prosperous
and growing centre due to diversity of agricultural productivity and
industrial belts. It has a multi-cultural heritage which is exhibited
through the existence of various mosques, tombs, churches and temples.
The town owes its historical importance of being the headquarters of
the Maharajas of Burdwan who tried their best to make the region
culturally, economically, educationally and ecologically healthier.

The University of Burdwan:

The University of Burdwan was formally inaugurated on 15 June 1960. It
is a University of national character and stature. The Mahatab Manjil
(the Palace of King: Rajbati) serves as Administrative Block of this
university and Academic Complex is situated in Golapbag (the Garden of
Rose) which is 2 km from Rajbati. The University is all set to enter
in Golden Jubilee Celebration phase from June in this year after
offering excellent educational services to the community. It offers
graduate courses through 105 affiliated colleges and post-graduate
courses in Arts, Science and Technology. As a dual mode university, it
has 29 teaching and research departments along with a separate
Directorate of Distance Education. With social responsibilities in
mind, the university actively patronised the construction of a Science
Centre and a Planetarium, named as Meghnad Saha Planetarium.

Department of Library and Information Science:

The Department of Library and Information Science, one of the oldest
departments of the University of Burdwan, initiated post-graduate
diploma in Library Science in 1965. This course later on fragmented
into three separate programmes namely BLIS (1 year, two-semester
programme), MLIS (1 year, two-semester programme), and M.Phil (2
years, four-semester programme). Ph. D. programme has been started
since 1980. The department has two state-of-the-art computer
laboratories with high-speed ATM LAN and high bandwidth Internet
connectivity. One ICT lab is dedicated for the use of Free/Libre/Open
Source Software (FLOSS). The department regularly updates its
curriculum to keep pace with the emerging job-market. development.
Theme of the Conference



1. Relevance of existing LIS courses to the job- market.
2. Developing LIS courses for the emerging job market.
3. Equity, diversity and expansion of LIS education.
4. Choice-based credit system and internship programmes.
5. Resource-based student-centred learning.
6. Accreditation, quality assurance and standardization with special
reference to distance education.
7. Continuous Professional Education and Development for Faculty
8. Physical, technological, and learning support infrastructure.
9. Liaison with and feedback management from students, alumni, and
10. Marketing of LIS courses.
11. Research agenda for future.
12. International Cooperation and collaboration
13. Role of stakeholders in LIS education and research.

The above sub-themes are not comprehensive rather indicative only.

Call for Papers:

Papers on the above-mentioned facets of the theme "Envisioning
Employable LIS courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging
Knowledge Society" for the XXVI IATLIS National Conference should
reach Dr. Trishanjit. Kaur, General Secretary, IATLIS, C/o Department
of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala -
147002 (Punjab) latest by 30 September 2009
. The paper should not be
more than three thousand words. Please send your paper both in print
and electronic form on a CD in Microsoft Word and also a soft copy
through email to The paper should include
title, name and address of author(s), abstract, and keywords. Use the
APA Style Manual for preparing the paper. For further information
about this check this link:

Registration fee:

Indian Delegates:

Sponsored: Rs. 3000/-
Non-Sponsored: Rs. 2500/-
Retired Professionals: Rs. 1500/-
Local Participants: Rs. 1500/-
Accompanying Person: Rs. 2000/-
Students:            Rs. 600/-

Foreign Delegates:

SARRC Countries: $ 100
Other Countries: $ 200

The registration fee covers conference kits, proceedings of the
conference, accommodation, and meals on the days of the conference.
Delegates are requested to include registration fees for accompanying
person. Accompanying persons shall not be entitled for conference
kits. Delegates are requested to include registration fees for
accompanying person while forwarding their registration forms since it
would not be possible to entertain last minute requests in view of
shortage of accommodation. Delegates are also requested to intimate
their travel plan in advance to avoid inconvenience. The Demand Draft
along with duly filled Registration Form should be sent latest by 15
November 2009 to:

Dr. Tridib Tripathi
Organizing Secretary, IATLIS Conference 2009
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan
Mobile- 09475123934


Accommodation in hotels, University and other guest houses will be
arranged by the local organizing committee for which prior information
has to be provided well in time.

Climate and Clothing:

Winters are quite comfortable in this part of the country. Temperature
during winter (November/December) varies from 15°C to 22°C. Delegates
are requested to bring light woolen clothes.

How to Reach Burdwan (Barddhaman):

Burdwan city is well connected through rail (located on New Delhi -
Howrah route) and road (located on the G.T. Road). The university
campus is 4 km from railway station and may be reached by rickshaw,
town buses, auto and taxi services. Burdwan city is 85 km. away from
Kolkata city and is connected via trains and buses. The nearest
airport is at Kolkata.


The Organizing Committee will make arrangements to receive
participants at Barddhaman (Burdwan) Junction Railway station.
Delegates are requested to arrange their return tickets and
reservation well in advance.

XXVI IATLIS National Conference
25-27 November 2009
Department of Library & Information Science
University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan-713104


Name (Prof./Dr./Mr./Mrs/Ms.):

Name of Accompanying Person (if any):

Designation: _____________________________________________________

Institution: _____________________________________________________

Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________

E-mail: ___________________________________________

Phone: (R)______________________(O)____________________(M)

Payment Details:

Bank Daft No. _________________ dated ______________ Amount (Rs.)

(Drawn in favour of "The HOD, Department of Library and Information
Science, University of Burdwan", payable at "Burdwan"

Drawn on (Bank) ________________________________________________

Whether Accommodation required: Yes / No

If yes, number of persons              :        ________

Arrival Details (Train No., Date, Time


Important Dates:

Receipt of full papers : 30 September 2009
Last date for Registration : 15 November 2009
Conference Dates : 25-27 November, 2009

We extend a very cordial invitation to all LIS teachers and librarians
for participation in XXVI IATLIS National Conference 2009.

Organizing Committee:

Chief Patron
Prof. S. Pal
Vice Chancellor, University of Burdwan

Prof. Jagtar Singh, President, IATLIS, Dept of Library and Information
Science, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 (Punjab).Ph.-0175-3046179,
3046180 Email:,

Dr. Trishanjit Kaur, General Secretary, IATLIS,  Dept of Library and
Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002
(Punjab).Ph.-0175-3046179, 3046180 Email:

Prof. Juran Krishna Sarkhel, Director of the IATLIS  National
Conference 2009, Head, , Dept. of  Library and Information Science,
University of Kalyani,  Kalyani -741 235

Prof. Krishnapada Majumdar, Rapporteur General, of the IATLIS
National Conference 2009, Dept. of  Library and Information Science,
Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700 032

Dr.Tridib Tripathi, Organizing Secretary, Head, Department of Library
and Information Science, The University of Burdwan , Golapbag, P.O. +
Dist. - Burdwan-713104
Mobile- 09475123934

Prof. Subal Chandra Biswas, Joint Organizing Secretary, Department of
Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan , Golapbag,
P.O. + Dist. - Burdwan-713104    E-mail:
Mobile: +91-9434354814

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

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_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

Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

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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 making assignments with a
submission due date 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

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

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/Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/ is now accepting manuscripts for volume 29(1). The submission deadline is September 18, 2009.

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

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

We will also advise on prospective research projects/articles and provide you with preliminary feedback.

Consider /Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian/ as the journal for your publication and let us help improve your publication record and demystify the publication process.

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at: <>

System and Circuit Design for Biologically-Inspired Learning

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Proposal Submission Deadline: August 22, 2009

System and Circuit Design for Biologically-Inspired Learning

A book edited by Dr. Turgay Temel, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey


To be published by IGI Global:



Learning refers to the concept evolving in decision making on  a multi-choice process, such as recognizing and classifying distinct information contents in patterns in either artificial or natural ways. Mostly, research in the field covers well-known topologies such as neural networks, fuzzy-systems, dynamic neural networks, and so on. It is significant to   adopt digital, analog and/or mixed design techniques into best-suited application or field depending on their pros and cons in realizing intelligent systems along with abstract methods and schemes. Planned book study aims at bringing in most major well-known aspects in these topics, as well as approaches to build system/circuit architectures by which can simulate such intelligence with learning supposedly performed by biological systems. It is expected that the outcome of the book will present a comprehensive and vast source to those who are interested in the following areas: fundamentals of decision making and learning, circuit design for learning: neural networks, fuzzy systems, and so forth, biologically-inspired learning, circuit design for biologically-inspired learning systems, and prospective studies including dynamic neural networks and  evolvable systems.


Objective of the Book

The objective of the book is to introduce and bring together well-known circuit design aspects, as well as to cover up-to-date outcomes of theoretical studies in decision-making, biologically-inspired, and artificial intelligent learning techniques. Theoretical aspects are still highly favorable among researchers spanning from information technologists to neuroscientists. However, circuit implementation in these topics has not made progress at the same pace as the theory and, to our knowledge, available resources are quite limited. This book is expected to be a major resource for those who are interested in implementation aspects as well as theoretical issues.


Target Audience


The target audience of this book will include:

-          Those who are working on learning systems in theory and/or implementation of such systems

-          Those who are carrying out works on biologically-inspired systems, such as those working on robotics

-          Those engineers and technologists who are interested in artificial systems for biological mechanisms, such as artificial ears, noses, and so forth


This list can be expanded in many dimensions of academia and industrial areas, too.


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














Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 22, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by August 27, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 15, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference" and "IGI Publishing" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010.


Important Dates

August 22, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline

August 27, 2009: Notification of Acceptance

September 15, 2009: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2009: Review Results Returned

January 31, 2010: Final Chapter Submission

February 5, 2010: Final Deadline


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

Dr. Turgay Temel

Engineering Faculty


Tel.: +90 212 3810541   •   Fax: +90 212 3810550   •   GSM: +90 555 6159346

E-mail: or turgay.temel@bahcesehir

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), a peer-reviewed, open access journal published since 2006, seeks nominations and contributors for its "Classic Research Studies" feature.

Contributions to the EBLIP "Classics" feature follow a structured format designed to highlight research studies that have stood the test of time and that have had (and continue to have) an impact on library and information practice. Previous "Classics" features have reviewed the work of William Postell, Constance Mellon, Carol Kuhlthau, and Robert Taylor. For an example of a "Classics" feature, see <>.

LIS educators and advanced LIS students are in a unique position to identify research that has had a lasting impact on LIS practice. If you can identify such a study, articulate its value to LIS practice, and are willing to write a summary and appraisal of that study in order to make EBLIP readers aware of this "Classic," we would like to hear from you.

Information on Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is available at <>.

Information about submitting essays and articles to EBLIP is available at <>

Access to EBLIP Evidence Summaries and Classics by subject is available at <>

We want to continue to highlight past research that is important and bring that research to the attention of new readers. Please consider nominating a great research article to be featured in EBLIP.

For more information, or to nominate a research article, please contact Scott Walter <>, Associate Editor (Classics and Using Evidence in Practice). Nominations should be accompanied by a full bibliographic citation and an explanation of the contribution of the research to the field of library and information practice. If the article is selected, a schedule for publication and deadlines will be arranged with the Editor.

Our Stories, OurSelves: The EmBODYment of Women's Learning

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Call for Proposals
Our Stories, OurSelves: The EmBODYment of Women's Learning
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 
women in the classroom and primarily addressed intellectual and 
personal barriers to and growth for women's literacy learning. 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. More details (
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2009

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Canada (American citizens require passports)

Women's and Gender Studies, Board-Sponsored Roundtable
"Where Are We Now? The Evolution of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies"
The 2009 "Guide to Women's Studies" published by Ms. Magazine cites 900 WS
programs in the United States as well as programs in more than 40 countries.
This roundtable discussion traces historical progressions and contemporary
repositionings of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies in the Academy, and
examines the changing definitions, scholarship and issues impacting
programs.  Participants will offer themed presentations on the evolution of
Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies (70's, 2nd/3rd wave, Africana,
feminist, gender, queer, spirituality, ecofeminist, sexuality, gender
violence and gender disability, inclusivity issues and tolerance for
divergent philosophies), giving special emphasis to historically successful
programs, global, innovative and contemporary ones and best practices. 500
word abstracts and brief bio to Sophie Lavin, NeMLA Women's Caucus Rep, SUNY
Stony Brook by 30 September:

Call for Proposals
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics
Postmark Deadline: November 2, 2009

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is pleased to announce the
competition for the 2009 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and

This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking
on significant research in the area of women and politics.  Numerous proposals
from a variety of academic disciplines are received each year. Proposals are
blind-reviewed by a faculty committee.

The prize includes a $1,000 cash award for each project selected. Honorable
mention prizes of $500 per project are sometimes given.

Proposals for the 2009 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and
Politics must be postmarked by November 2, 2009.  Research projects submitted
for prize consideration can address any topic related to women and politics.
Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members,
can apply.

To be considered for the 2009 prize, applicants should submit, postmarked by
Nov. 2, 2009:

       Four (4) copies of a detailed description (5 to 10 pages) of the
research project including a (1) 150-200 word abstract summarizing its purpose
and content; (2) discussion of relevant theory, contributions to literature in
the field, and methodology; (3) statement about how the Catt Prize will
contribute to the research project; and (4) timetable for completion of the
project. As the proposals will be blind-reviewed, the author(s) name(s) should
not appear in this description.

       A detachable cover sheet that lists the name, institutional
affiliation, and address (mailing address, telephone, and e-mail for spring
2010) for each author.

       A one-page (or less) biographical statement for each author,
highlighting her/his research interests, significant publications and/or
presentations, and professional interests and experiences related to the

Awards will be announced by February 2010.  Winners of the Carrie Chapman Catt
Prize for Research on Women and Politics are to acknowledge their honor when
their research results are published and to transmit one copy of each
publication for the Center's archives.

Materials should be mailed (not faxed or e-mailed) to the Carrie Chapman Catt
Center for Women and Politics, 309 Carrie Chapman Catt Hall, Iowa State
University, Ames, IA, 50011-1305. For more information, contact the Center at or call 515-294-3181.

2009 Women & Society Conference deadline extended

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Deadline for submission has been EXTENDED until AUGUST 25th, 2009

Proposals and abstracts are being solicited for the 2009 Women & Society
Conference. This feminist conference is interdisciplinary and
multi-disciplinary, covering all aspects of women & gender being studied in
the academy. The conference mentors and models feminist inquiry/scholarship
for undergraduate students so joint faculty/student papers and excellent
student papers are also considered, undergraduates may attend at no cost.

Please send your 250 word abstract with a brief bio. Papers, workshops,
roundtables and panels are welcome, please include abstracts and bios for
all participants, with one contact person. Please include all contact
information--including home and e-mail addresses for summer correspondence

Venue: Funchal, Madeira - Portugal

Event Date:8 - 12, June 2010



The purpose of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce and Human Factors.




Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:


    1. Databases and Information Systems Integration

    2. Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems

    3. Information Systems Analysis and Specification

    4. Software Agents and Internet Computing

    5. Human-Computer Interaction



AREA 1: Databases and Information Systems Integration


        * Coupling and Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources

        * Enterprise Resource Planning

        * Middleware Integration

        * Legacy Systems

        * Organisational Issues on Systems Integration

        * Distributed Database Applications

        * Object-Oriented Database Systems

        * Enterprise-Wide Client-Server Architecture

        * Database Security and Transaction Support

        * Data Warehouses

        * Multimedia Database Applications

        * Web Databases

        * Mobile Databases

        * Software Engineering

        * Software Measurement


AREA 2: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems


        * Intelligent Agents

        * Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence

        * Strategic Decision Support Systems

        * Group Decision Support Systems

        * Applications of Expert Systems

        * Advanced Applications of Fuzzy Logic

        * Advanced Applications of Neural Network

        * Natural Language Interfaces to Intelligent Systems

        * Bayesian Networks

        * Evolutionary Programming 

        * Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems

        * Intelligent Social Agents and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications

        * Intelligent Tutoring Systems

        * Datamining

        * Case-Based Reasoning Systems

        * Knowledge-based Systems Engineering

        * Knowledge Management


AREA 3: Information Systems Analysis and Specification


        * Systems Engineering Methodologies

        * Information Engineering Methodologies

        * Organisational Semiotics

        * Semiotics in Computing

        * Requirements Analysis

        * Ontology Engineering

        * Modelling Formalisms, Languages, and Notations (e.g. UML, ER variants)

        * CASE Tools for System Development

        * Modelling of Distributed Systems

        * Modelling Concepts and Information Integration Tools

        * Business Processes Re-engineering

        * Security, Freedom and Privacy


AREA 4: Software Agents and Internet Computing


        * B2B and B2C Applications

        * Process Design and Organisational Issues in e-Commerce

        * E-Procurement and Web-based supply chain management

        * Market-spaces: market portals, hubs, auctions

        * E-Learning and e-Teaching

        * Intranet and Extranet Business Applications

        * Agents for Internet Computing

        * Web Information Agents

        * Case studies on Electronic Commerce

        * Public sector applications of e-Commerce

        * Interactive and Multimedia Web Applications

        * Network Implementation Choices

        * Object Orientation in Internet and Distributed Computing

        * Internet and Collaborative Computing

        * Semantic Web Technologies

        * Wireless and Mobile Computing

        * Agent-Oriented Programming


AREA 5: Human-Computer Interaction


        * HCI on Enterprise Information Systems

        * Functional and non-functional Requirements

        * Internet HCI: Web Interfaces and Usability

        * Design Methodology and Cognitive Factors in Design

        * Multimedia Systems

        * Machine perception: vision, speech, other

        * Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

        * Intelligent User Interfaces

        * User Needs

        * Human Factors

        * Accessibility to Disabled Users

        * Geographical Information Systems

        * E-Learning

        * Computer Art




Regular Paper Submission: January 6, 2010

Authors Notification (regular papers): March 8, 2010

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: March 24, 2010






Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.

2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal


Tel.: +351 265 520 184

Fax: +44 203 014 8816





Event Site:



 Venue: Valencia, Spain

 Event Date: 07-10 April, 2010




CSEDU 2010 (The International Conference on Computer Supported Education) aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU-2010 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world.




Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:


   1. Information Technologies Supporting Learning

   2. Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

   3. Social Context and Learning Environments

   4. Legal and Cultural Management Issues

   5. Domain Applications and Case Studies

   6. Quality, Evaluation and Accreditation Policies




      - Web-based learning, Wikis and Blogs

      - Virtual learning environments

      - e-learning platforms, portals

      - Authoring tools and content development

      - Groupware Tools

      - Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

      - Security Aspects

      - AV-communication and multimedia

      - Mobile learning

      - Ontologies and meta-data standards

      - Intelligent Tutoring Systems

      - e-learning hardware and software

      - Digital Libraries for e-learning




      - Supervising and managing student projects

      - Simulated communities and online mentoring

      - Pedagogy enhancement with e-learning

      - Educating the educators

      - Immersive Learning

      - Blended learning

      - Mobile learning (M-learning)

      - Computer-aided assessment

      - Metrics and performance measurement

      - Assessment software tools

      - Assessment methods in blended learning environments

      - e- testing and new test theories




      - Learning Organizations

      - Collaborative Learning

      - Community Building

      - Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training & Development

      - Theoretical bases of e-learning environments

      - International Partnerships in Teaching

      - Distance and e-learning in a global context

      - Cooperation with Industry in teaching

      - Context dependent learning

      - Higher Education vs. Vocational Training




      - Marketing of study programs

      - Cross-cultural education

      - Cultural, social and gender issues

      - Education and ethics

      - Corporate training and change management

      - Legislation for the success of e-learning

      - Breaking Barriers / Removing Constraints & Disadvantages

      - Employability

      - Flexible study modes (e.g. for professionals)

      - Management styles for distance and e-learning

      - Economic models for distance and e-learning activities




      - e-learning success cases

      - Errors in e-learning

      - Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning

      - e-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Information Engineering

      - Medical Applications

      - Interdisciplinary programs for distance education

      - Impact and achievements of International initiatives

      - Joint-degrees

      - Virtual Labs: Examples, Architecture and Organization

      - Virtual Universities and Classrooms




      - Benchmark metrics for broad domain learning

      - Standards and interoperability

      - Course design and e-learning curriculae

      - Emerging and best practices

      - Managing quality in e-learning

      - e-learning tactics and strategies

      - Course/program evaluation

      - Teacher Evaluation

      - Accessibility to disabled users

      - Quality Assurance: Recognition; Accreditation; Certification

      - Assessment and accreditation of courses and institutions





Conference Dates:7 -10 April, 2010


Regular Paper Submission: October 21, 2009

Authors Notification: December 21, 2009

Final Paper Submission and Registration: January 12, 2010






CSEDU Secretariat

Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.

         2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal


Tel.: +351 265 100 033

Fax: +44 203 014 8596



Event Site:



YALSA Seeks Member Editor for new Online Research Journal

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Details about the online journal and Member Editor position are provided below.  Candidates must email a cover letter, resume which includes editing experiences, and two samples of published work to: Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Communications Specialist, at  All resumes, etc. must be submitted via email by no later than Sept. 30, 2009.  For further information please contact Stephanie Kuenn by email or phone: 1-800-545-2433, extension 2128.  Please note that this is not a salaried staff position.  YALSA's goal is to have a Member Editor in place by January 1st, 2010 and to launch the journal in the fall of 2010.


The Member Editor position is an appointment made by the president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), with guidance from YALSA's Executive Committee and Research Journal Advisory Board.  Extending for a period of two years, the appointment carries the possibility for renewal.  An honorarium of $500 per issue (4 per year) plus $500 in travel support for each of two ALA conferences per year will be paid.  The Member Editor reports to the Communications Specialist of YALSA and works closely with YALSA's Research Journal Advisory Board, and is responsible overall to YALSA's Board of Directors.



  • To serve as a vehicle for disseminating research of interest to librarians, library workers  and academics who focus on library service to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
  • To provide researchers with a respected vehicle for publishing research of interest to professionals who focus on library services to young adults.
  • To serve as the official research publication of the association, including but not limited to publishing annotated lists of recent research from YALSA's Research Committee, Henne Award winning research and papers from YALSA's biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium.
  • The scope of the online journal includes all aspects of library services to young adults at every level and for all types of libraries.



1.                  Excellent oral and written communications skills.

2.                  Must have the technical capacity to work in a fully electronic environment; knowledge of HTML, web accessibility standards, and online publications a plus.

3.                  Editing experience in publishing or journalism, sufficient to enable the individual to solicit and select research that will result in a high-quality publication that addresses the diverse interest of the readership.

4.                  Dynamic, self-motivated individual.

5.                  Ability to delegate.

6.                  Strong organizational skills.

7.                  Ability to set and meet deadlines.

8.                  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

9.                  Experience in library services to young adults.

10.              Membership in YALSA.



Member Editor:

·         Deliver to YALSA a final set of copy for each issue according to previously set deadlines, satisfactory to YALSA in content and form and ready for publication on the journal's website. 

·         Set the scope and tone of the journal both textually and visually.

·         Work with YALSA's Research Journal Advisory Board to develop a yearly editorial calendar, to solicit content for the online journal and to facilitate the refereeing process.

·         Work with the Advisory Board to aggressively encourage the submission of high-quality content according to current issues and interests in the field and maintain and develop positive relationships with authors and potential authors.

·         Complete a review of all submitted content in light of the philosophy, purpose and general style of the publication.

·         Oversee the refereeing process.  Peruse manuscripts and reject papers that are clearly outside of the scope of the journal.  Work with Advisory Board to send manuscripts within the scope to at least two reviewers.

·         Correspond in a timely manner with contributors regarding acceptance, rewriting, or rejection of manuscripts.

·         Supervise the editing of manuscripts (including rewriting, reorganizing, validating information in content, etc.).

·         Work with YALSA's Communications Specialist to determine schedules for publication.

·         Prepare each issue for publication by planning the table of contents, writing introductory notes, preparing author biographies, identifying heads and subheads, providing tables, charts, etc.

·         Secure copyright as necessary for articles and images and provide them to YALSA Communications Specialist.

·         Thoroughly review and edit online drafts for both first and second passes.

·         Communicate regularly with YALSA's Communications Specialist.

·         Communicate with the Member Editor of YAttitudes, YALS, Member Manager of the blog and Research Committee Chair to collaborate when appropriate.

·         Attend ALA's Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting, including any meetings of YALSA's Research Journal Advisory Board, to solicit manuscripts and to assist YALSA with promoting the publication.

·         Prepare bi-annual reports for YALSA's Board of Directors, to be turned in one month before ALA's Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

·         Answer questions and inquiries about the online journal.

·         Perform other relevant duties as needed.


YALSA Communications Specialist:

  • Communicates regularly with Editor to provide support and facilitate work.
  • Works with production team to maintain the template for the journal.
  • Works with production team and the Member Editor to develop a publication schedule and comply with it.
  • Handles all financial transactions for the journal.  
  • Oversees all communications with YALSA's ad rep.
  • Promotes the publication through appropriate venues.


YALSA Research Journal Advisory Board:

·         Work with the Member Editor to develop a yearly editorial calendar, to solicit content for the online journal and to facilitate the refereeing process.

·         Collaborate with the Member Editor to aggressively encourage the submission of high-quality content according to current issues and interests in the field and maintain and develop positive relationships with contributors and potential contributors.

·         Work with the Member Editor to implement the refereeing process.

  • Include the Member Editor in any meetings of the Advisory Board.
  • Assist the Communications Specialist and Member Editor with promoting the online journal.


Beth Yoke, Executive Director

Young Adult Library Services Association

fastest growing division of ALA

50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611

1.800.545.2433 x4391

fax: 312.280.5276

Download YALSA's Advocacy Toolkit

Mothering, Bereavement, Loss and Grief

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The editorial board is seeking submissions for Vol. 12.2 of the
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)
to be published fall/winter 2010 .
Mothering, Bereavement, Loss and Grief

The journal will explore the topic of Mothering, Bereavement, Loss and Grief
from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We welcome submissions from
scholars, students, social workers, health care workers, and other
professionals and community workers. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative
work is encouraged. We also welcome creative reflections such as poetry, short
stories, and artwork on the subject.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):

The grief process, emotion and grief; social and cultural support, bereavement
self-help and peer-support; bereavement counseling and therapy; 'good grief';
the role of health care workers; spiritual care; loss through reproductive and
prenatal technology; loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, SIDS;
postnatal depression; death of a child through illness, accident, suicide, or
homicide; missing or abducted children; death of an adult child through AIDS,
in the military, or through violence; infanticide; coping with guilt; child
loss and teen moms; mothering surviving children; mothering after the death of
a partner; lesbians and child loss; fathers, bereavement and grief;
bereavement, grief and depression; the spousal/partner relationship, and
relearning life after the death of a child; mothering after losing one's own
parent; representations of widows as mothers, of grief and bereavement in
culture and the media; identity of grieving mothers; grieving mothers in the
workplace; mothering children whose mother has died: foster mothers,
stepmothers, othermothers; grief following a child's disability diagnosis,
grieving the loss of a "perfect" child; loss of potential motherhood through
infertility or abortion; mothers without custody, loss of child to child
protection agencies, or incarceration (mother's or child's or adult child's);
estrangements between mothers and children; motherless daughters and sons; role
loss/exit; divorce; loss of stepchildren through divorce; adoption; measuring
loss; matricide, Demeter/Persephone myth; critique of 'stages of grief' models


Articles should be 15-18 pages (3750 words) including references.
All should be in MLA style, WordPerfect or Word and IBM compatible.
Please see our style guide for complete details:
Please direct your submissions to:
Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)
726 Atkinson, York University,
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-2100 X60366  email:

13th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI): Integrating Weather, Climate and Social Studies: Challenges and Opportunities for Librarians, 20-21 January 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.

Libraries and archives are treasure troves of historical weather data and information, and librarians are particularly skilled in synthesizing information from seemingly disparate disciplines as meteorology, history, and socioeconomics.

 We are planning an exciting ASLI meeting, to be held on 20-21 January 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, in conjunction with the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.  The ASLI meeting will focus on how the library community is responding to the challenges and opportunities of integrating critical information from social sciences such as history, anthropology, socioeconomics, government, and policy with weather and climate change information.

 We invite proposals for papers describing how libraries are responding to the challenges of weather impacts on society, covering topics such as specialized historical collections and archives, risk/emergency management, climate and weather data sets, socioeconomic resources, interactions with academic social studies programs, tools for the distribution of knowledge, and ideas on how best to meet user demands for more integrated information products. Submissions should include full contact information, a title, and brief abstract of less than 250 words. We will repeat last year's successful "Technology Tools and Tips" session and invite anyone who is using a useful new technology or an old technology in new and interesting ways to participate in this 'lightning round' session, consisting of back-to-back 5-minute talks.  Students are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Please submit proposals to: Gene R. Major, ASLI Chair-elect, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library, Code 272, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA; 301-286-4394;

 The deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2009.

Feminism, Science, and Values

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June 25-28, 2010

The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

In June 2010, the International Association of Women Philosophers ( ) will be meeting at The University of Western Ontario. This will be the organization's first meeting in Canada and only its second meeting in North America. Co-hosted by the Rotman Institute for Science and Values and the Department of Philosophy, the conference is scheduled to take place just before the international conference on science and values organized by the Rotman Institute.

The members of the conference organizing committee are: Gillian Barker, Ariella Binik, Samantha Brennan, Helen Fielding, Katy Fulfer-Smith, Elisa Hurley, Tracy Isaacs, Carolyn McLeod, Karen Nielsen, Kathleen Okruhlik, and Angelique Petropanagos.

The organizing committee invites papers from all areas in philosophy, though we especially welcome papers related to the theme of the conference, Feminism, Science, and Values. We also welcome papers from graduate students. Abstracts should be submitted in English, French, or Spanish. Spanish abstracts will be refereed by the IAPH executive instead of the conference program committee.

There are many possible topics, the following being just a small sample:

. Questions about the content of science; the evaluation of hypotheses; the uses of science; the idea of "value-free science"; the regulation and control of science; the funding of science; science as oppressor of the disadvantaged; science as a liberator of the disadvantaged; science for the people; science and democracy; the "collapse" of the is/ought distinction; the relationship between ethical and epistemic norms; the role of ethics in deciding what sorts of science to pursue; the role of science in the resolution of ethical questions.

. Questions about concepts of sex/gender, race, intelligence, sexuality, sociobiology, health and disease, normalcy, etc., possibly discussed via specific examples and case studies.

. Feminist work on questions in value theory, in either the field of ethics or aesthetics

. Historical studies of the relationship between science and feminist thought.

. Discussions of philosophy's role in supporting modes of thought that perpetuate bad practices and discussions of philosophy's emancipatory potential for women and others.

Submissions of long abstracts (750-1000 words) are invited (for eventual presentation of papers that are no more than 3000 words and 20 minutes maximum reading time). We also welcome proposals for panel presentations. For panel proposals, please send a title, a one paragraph description of the panel, names and contact information for all participants, and abstracts for each of the papers on the panel.

Please email all materials as double-spaced Word or RTF attachments, prepared for anonymous review, which requires that you remove all identifying-author tags from your document content and file properties. Send the e-mail to</mc/compose?> and include within it (not the abstract) your full contact information.

More information will be available about the conference on our website, (coming soon).

*Deadline: Midnight Eastern time August 15, 2009.*

Hello All,
I'm planning a theme issue for the journal Microform & Imaging Review on women's history/culture collections. Although not peer-reviewed, the journal reaches an international audience, and articles are published soon after submission. Sample articles are available at:

Articles/reviews will be due October 15, 2009.

Please let me know if you would like to contribute an article or review in one of the following areas:

1. Articles about creating and/or working with women's history/culture digital collections.
My goal is to have a good variety of articles that focus on unique formats (e.g., digital video, oral histories, scrapbooks, etc.), content, metadata approaches, etc. Articles about collections produced by institutions outside of North America are also needed. Articles could be general overviews or focus on specific aspects (technical, selection, end user studies, educational aspects, etc.).

2. Articles about microfilm/microfiche collections could focus on patron use, selecting collections to purchase in a digital age, marketing the collections, an overview of women's history collections over the past 5-10 years, etc.

3. Reviews of digital collections. Possible collections to review include (but are not limited to):

Defining gender, 1450-1910: Five centuries of advice literature online. Marlborough, Wiltshire, England : Adam Matthew Publications, 2003.

Everyday Life & Women in America, 1820-1900. Adam Matthew Publications

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press, 2007.

Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society, 1750-1950
Alexander Street Press, 2009.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700. Adam Matthew Digital

Travel Writing, Spectacle, and World History: Women's Travel Diaries and Correspondence from the Schlesinger Library. Adam Matthew Digital, autumn 2009.

Women, War, and Society, 1914-1918: From the Imperial War Museum, London. Gale, 2005.

4. Reviews of microform collections, including (but not limited to) the following collections. Preference will be given to reviewers who have access to the complete collection at their institution.

Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, ca. 1972-1994. Primary Source Microfilm, [2002]- .

The Diaries & Papers of Elizabeth Inchbald from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the London Library. Marlborough: Adam Matthew, 2006.

Grassroots Feminist Organizations. Woodbridge, CT : Primary Source Media, an imprint of Gale Group, 2007-2008.

Irish Women Writers of the Romantic Era Papers of Mary Tighe and Lady Sydney Morgan from the National Library of Ireland. Marlborough, Wiiltshire: Adam Matthews Publications, 2005.

Records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1918-1974. Primary Source Microfilm, [2009- ].

Sex and Gender: Manuscript Sources rom the Public Record Office. Adam Matthew Publications, 2004.

Women in the U.S. military correspondence of the Director of the Women's Army Corps, 1942-1946. Bethesda, MD : UPA collection from LexisNexis, 2008.

Thank you.
Ken Middleton
Editor, Microform & Imaging Review
Box 013, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State Univ.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 904-8524

Special Issue of Women's Writing on Fanny Trollope

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Call for Papers
A Special Issue of Women's Writing on Fanny Trollope

Still largely overshadowed by her more widely read and reprinted son
Anthony, Frances (or Fanny, as she preferred to be called) Trollope is
now almost exclusively remembered for her travel writing and especially
for the notoriously controversial Domestic Manners of the Americans. Her
impressively prolific career as a writer, however, not only covered and
transgressed numerous narrative trends. It also spanned from the early
1830s into the mid-fifties, which also prompts us to reconsider
conventional lines of demarcation between periods as well as genres. A
contemporary of Jane Austen, Trollope started writing at a time when
fashionable silver-fork fiction was being self-reflexively reassessed
and, throughout her extensive oeuvre, continued to combine diverse
narrative forms while capitalising on the rapidly evolving subgenres of
the time. Recent interest specifically in her social-problems novels has
brought at least some of her so far lesser known works back into print,
while research into women's contributions to periodicals has newly
unearthed parallels between her seemingly very different works. A
thorough reassessment of her position in nineteenth-century literary
culture, however, promises to highlight her own versatility and the
diversity of as well as important intersections between
literary developments.

This special issue aims to provide a forum for an encompassing
reconsideration of some of her still rarely discussed novels and their
significance for Trollope's position at the literary marketplace of her
time and in the canon of Victorian popular fiction.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

* Trollope as a "fashionable" writer
* Trollope in the marketplace: opportunist writing for money or
innovator in various genres?
* Self-reflexivity and self-irony in Trollope's fiction
* Trollope's representation of religion
* Trollope's representation of travel and emigration
* Trollope's representation of the domestic, the family, &c.
* Trollope's anti-heroines
* Trollope's reputation, then and now
* Trollope and intertextual influence
* Comparative readings of Trollope's works
* Trollope and Transatlantic Studies; Trollope and Europe, &

Please submit papers for consideration between 4000-7000 words to Tamara
S. Wagner at, by 31 January 2010.

Contributors should follow the journal's house style details of which
are to be found on the Women's Writing web
This is the new MLA. Please note that instead of footnotes, we use
endnotes with NO bibliography. All
bibliographical information is included in the endnotes. For example, we
require place of publication, publisher
and date of publication in brackets after a book is cited for the first

Please also include an abstract, a brief biographical blurb (100 words
maximum), and a key of 6 words suitable
for indexing and abstracting services.

Make Your Mark@your library

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THEME: Make Your Mark@your library
April 15 - April 17, 2010
Penn Stater Conference Center
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803
Toll-Free 800-233-7505
Phone 814-863-5000
FAX 814-863-5002
Contact: Doug Francis


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  • PSLA Members! The Conference is coming and your help is needed.

    Volunteer to moderate a conference mini-session. Moderators introduce presenters, check tickets, stamp ACT 48 forms, and return evaluation forms. It's not a difficult job and you will be helping your professional association's annual conference to run smoothly.

    Also moderators may attend and get ACT 48 credit for four sessions. Everyone else is limited to three sessions.

    If you are a PSLA member attending the conference and would be willing to moderate a session, please complete this on-line form. Or if you wish, you may fill out this Word document and email it to the address indicated on the sheet. Direct any questions about moderating at the PSLA conference to:



  • Each year PSLA sponsors the "Me? A School Librarian?" Contest for high school students interested in librarianship as a career. Application forms were due in December.
To be held on Minerva, the teaching and research space in Second Life maintained by The Department of Women's Studies, Ohio State University, November 21 and 22, 2009.

You are invited to submit an abstract for an individual 20-minute presentation or group panel discussion on an aspect of women's participation in the international Second Life community.

In 2008 the first Virtual Praxis Conference studied the growing women's community of activists, artists, musicians, educators, librarians, and health care workers in Second Life. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn what others are doing and to build social networks. The conference dealt with a wide variety of Second Life experience, and many of the papers are archived here:

This year we will meet again to discuss the increasingly international nature of our community. If you are using Second Life to work on issues of social or environmental justice, if your group is concerned with globalization, if you are building international communities around issues of sexual orientation, health or ability, if you are teaching with a cross-cultural or international perspective, or if you are working to foster understanding between linguistic communities, please consider sharing what you have learned.

Whenever possible, papers should be presented in voice. All papers should be accompanied by an English-language text to be pasted into chat during the presentation. Slide presenters will be available in Second Life. If you need help in setting up or in giving your presentation, a volunteer will be provided to help you.

Proposals will be selected with a view to giving a broad perspective of our growing community. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to the address below. Please include your contact information and time zone. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2009.

E-mail to:
Dr. Sharon Collingwood
Department of Women's Studies
The Ohio State University

Dr. Sharon Collingwood

Department of Women's Studies
Ohio State University
286 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1311

Second Life:  Ellie Brewster
Visit Minerva Isle in Second Life

Systems Librarians and Systems Offices

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Hello All,

I have a contract to deliver a book on the changing role of Systems Librarians and Systems Offices in libraries to  Chandos Publishing in the UK by April 1 2010.  I am looking for contributors who can provide a chapter  on the subject.  Of special interest are

* IT infrastructure

* Relationships with Vendors

* Library culture

* Public Relations/Marketing/Fundraising

* Open Source Software

* Hosted databases

and how these have changed what you do over the past few years.  Since this is a British Publisher any contribution from outside the US would be especially interesting.  If you are a Systems Librarian (or equivalent) and would like to submit a chapter please send me a proposal.  It does not have to be formal at this point, just a paragraph or two on what you would write about and your contact information.  Deadline for chapters in January 1, 2010.  Please address all inquiries to


Edward Iglesias
Systems Librarian
Central Connecticut State University

Journal of Access Services

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As the editor of the Journal of Access Services, I am pleased to invite submissions to the publication from colleagues in SASS, since so much of SASS's focus relates to access services. Please see information below. Thank you - Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library, Georgia Southern University

Call for Papers....

The Journal of Access Services welcomes the submission of research, theory, and practice papers relevant to the broad field of access services in libraries, archives and information services of all types.

New Editorship
This journal, now published by Routledge, is now under the Editorship of Dr. Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library and University Librarian, and Professor, Georgia Southern University.    Former President of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />ALA, Dr. Mitchell has published widely in areas comprising access services.  He co-edited Best Practices in Access Services, a recent special issue of JAS.

Call for Papers
Articles are particularly welcome in all areas dealing with  major responsibilities now subsumed under access services, including stacks maintenance, circulation services, collection maintenance, and the full range of access issues affecting libraries today, including electronic/remote access as well as traditional forms. (See also:  Evolution of Access Services, at the end of this announcement.)

Examples of recent articles
"Technology for Access Services"
"On the Merit of Case Studies in Access Services"
"Personnel Management in Access Services"
"Stacks Maintenance:  An Organic Approach to Growing Space"
"Evolution of the Georgia Tech Library Circulation Department"
"Improving Circulation Services Through Staff Involvement"
"Phantom Use: Quantifying In-Library Browsing of Circulating Materials"
"Managing Lost and Missing Books"
"Shelf Reading as a Collaborative Service Model"
"Changing Services and Space at an Academic Library"

Special Issues
Previous special issues of the journal include:
*Accessibility to Library-Related Services (Guest Editor: Ravonne Green)
*Best Practices in Access Services (Guest Co-Editors: Lori Driscoll and Bede Mitchell)

Instructions for Authors/Free Digital Sample Copy
A full "Instructions for Authors" as well as complimentary online sample copy may be obtained from:
Prospective authors may also contact the Editor, Dr. Bede Mitchell <>.  Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts via email with attached word document.

Free Print Sample Copy
To request a free print sample copy, E-mail:, Or, call 1-800-354-1420<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

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                                  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)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

** What are your colleagues saying about SITE conferences? **

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:

4. Presentation Categories:
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards:

6. Corporate Participation:
7. For Budgeting Purposes:

8. San Diego, California:
9. Deadlines:

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)
* Posters/Demonstrations
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables
* Symposia

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.


* 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

* 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,

First and second paper authors are limited to two papers published in the

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) ( or
- Online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE) (,

Highlighted in the:
- Education and Information Technology Digital Library,

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.

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).

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,

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:  *

Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (Deadline: September 11, 2009)

Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing: An Annual Research
Symposium of the Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking
& Use (SIG USE) in celebration of SIG USE?s 10th Anniversary.

Saturday, November 7, 2008, 1:30pm-6pm. Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC.
ASIS&T 2009's conference theme, ?Thriving on Diversity,? provides an
important opportunity for our Annual Symposium in celebration of SIG
USE?s 10th Anniversary. Building on our people-centered approach, the
reflective moment to be offered by this year's Symposium will be used
to consider the particular challenges of Collaborative Information
Seeking and Sharing. This symposium will offer guided reflection on
essential questions around information behavior research and practice
in social and collaborative information environments: Where is
collaborative information behavior research headed? How are we to
communicate our insights to researchers and practitioners in related
areas of study and design? How can and should our models, theories and
findings inform the design and delivery of collaborative and
innovative information products and services?

The symposium consists of two keynote speeches as well as intensive
seminar discussions. Our speakers include:

* Dr. Diane H. Sonnenwald, Director, Center for Collaborative
Innovation, and Professor at the Swedish School of Information &
Library Science, University of Gothenburg & University of Bor?s,
Sweden. Diane will share insights gained from her research regarding
the challenges, opportunities and new ways of conducting
multidisciplinary research to facilitate information sharing and
knowledge transfer to better enable our models, theories and findings
to inform the design and implementation of collaboration technology.

* Dr. David McDonald, Associate Professor, the Information School,
University of Washington, and NSF Program Officer in the CISE/IIS
Human-Centered Computing program. Dave will discuss some of the
challenges inherent in conducting computer-supported cooperative work
(CSCW) and collaborative systems design, as well as the new trends
contemplated by NSF.

Submission: Attendees will be asked to submit a short Position Paper
(not a formal paper). The Symposium will follow a seminar format
focusing on rich and stimulating participant discussions. Researchers
and professionals interested in participating should submit a 1-page
position paper (about 300 words) reflecting upon critical questions
for collaborative information behavior research to the Symposium
Organizers not later than September 11, 2009. Please send your
position papers to Nadia Caidi and Soo Young Rieh
(; Applicants are invited to
reflect on the four questions that will frame the symposium and
present ways that their research addresses them:
* How does our research address the transformative relationship
between people and information?
* What are the fundamental questions that we should be looking at in
our research?
* How are we to move towards making a greater impact on organizations
and designers?
* How can or should collaborative information behavior research be
presented to translate effectively into the language of other
information research communities?

Experienced researchers may share information about their current
research and insights from lessons learned through past projects,
while those new to the field may describe their research or
professional interests related to the Symposium themes. Upon
acceptance, position papers will be posted on a wiki accessible
through the SIG USE website ( prior to the Symposium.
Small discussion groups will be organized around symposium questions
and themes emerging from position papers. In keeping with the theme of
the Symposium, we will also maintain a Twitter stream for the
Symposium, thus encouraging people to exchange information and
contribute their musings before, during and after the Symposium.
Participants must register with ASIS&T at for the
Symposium. Symposium participants are invited to attend a SIG SI/USE
networking lunch during the time between the SIG SI and USE symposia.
Cost: Pay-on-your-own.
The SIG USE 10th Anniversary Reception will follow the Symposium at 6:30pm.

Fees: Before September 25, 2009, members: $95, non-members: $105.
After September 25, 2009 members $105, non-members: $115. SIG USE
members attending both SIG SI (Morning of Saturday, Nov. 7) and SIG
USE symposiums will receive a $10 discount.

Symposium Organizers:

Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto, Canada. Email:
Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan. Email:
Guillermo Oyarce, University of North Texas. Email:

International Journal of Library and Information Science

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Dear Colleague,

Call for Papers


The International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published that will be monthly by Academic Journals ( IJLIS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.


Call for Papers


IJLIS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:


·       Original articles in basic and applied research

·       Case studies

·       Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays


We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website;



IJLIS is an Open Access Journal


One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. IJLIS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.


Best regards,


Emeje Cynthia

Editorial Assistant

International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS)



Reference Services Review mobile services in libraries

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Reference Services Review, a quarterly, refereed international journal, covering reference and instructional services for libraries in the digital age, will be publishing a theme issue with guest editors on the topic of mobile services in libraries.  For this issue we are seeking manuscripts that cover a wide variety of topics related to providing mobile services to library users.  Accepted manuscripts will be published in Volume 38, Issue 2 (May 2010) and will need to be submitted for peer-review by December 11, 2009.

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

  • Theory/Background
  • Service models and best practices
  • Types of services
    • Device based
    • Web based
    • Location based
  • Mobile technology
    • Development for mobile platforms
    • Back-end
    • Use of special technologies 
  • User studies
  • Service assessment
  • Distance learning
  • Under-served populations
  • Global - i.e. services around the world
  • The future of mobile services

Please email proposed abstracts of no more than 250 words as an attached Word document or PDF to both guest editors by August 21st.  Authors will be notified by September 12th:

Brena Smith and Michelle Jacobs

8th Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR2009)

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Call for Papers and Participation - Due Date 15 August 2009


8th Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR2009)


1-3 November 2009

Cairo Marriott Hotel


Conference Theme: Transformation through Mobility


The Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR) is an annual, international event, which brings together experts and decision-makers from industry, academia and policy-making agencies. The conference provides an opportunity to build and support sustainable international networks of researchers and practitioners working in the mobile communications and wireless data industry.  It also aims to enable the exchange of knowledge about best practices in this industry and facilitate communication and collaboration among global players. The first Mobility Roundtable was held in 2002 in Tokyo. Over the years, GMR was hosted in Sweden, USA, China, Finland, USA and New Zealand. In 2009, GMR will be held in Cairo, Egypt and hosted by the International Executive Education Institute (IEEI) of the American University in Cairo (AUC).  


Important Dates

15 August 2009                       Paper submission due

31 August 2009                       Reviews from PC members due and notification of acceptance

30 September 2009                  Camera-ready final paper submission due

5 October 2009                        Early Bird Registration Deadline

1 November 2009                    Pre-Conference Tour: site visits and conference reception and opening

2-3 November 2009                Cairo Mobility Roundtable Conference


Submission Types and Guidelines

The conference sessions will include full length papers, research-in-progress papers and panels.


Full Length Submissions

Submissions of no more than 5000 words, including references, appendices and title page, with a maximum of 5 figures/tables. Submissions have to be original, and previously unpublished, conceptual or empirical research manuscript for review. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety. Highly rated papers by the reviewers will be considered for publications in selected Journals. Moreover, the best paper in terms of quality and suitability to the theme of the conference will be awarded the "Best Paper" Award during the conference.


The best research papers from GMR2009 will be invited to be fast-tracked in regular as well as special issues in the following journals:

-International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA)

-International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC)

-Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)

-International Journal of Mobile Information Systems (IJMIS) 


Research-in-Progress Submissions

Submissions of no more than 2000 words with a maximum of 3 figures/tables. All research-in-progress submissions will be published in the proceedings as short papers.


Industry Panels Submissions

Submissions of not more than 1000 words. Proposals should include the objectives, issues to be covered and full details of all presenters. Panel topics include but not limited to: theory building, research method, industry updates and standards, and technology applications and trends. Method of presentation is at the submitter's discretion; however, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own panel members. All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings (Please note that all panelists must register for the conference).


Important Announcements

-The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two submissions.

-Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission) and all panel members MUST register and attend the conference.


All conference submissions will be double-blind and peer reviewed. Submissions of all types must be received by 15 July 2009

All submission should be sent to Radwa Morsy


Conference Tracks include (but not limited to)

-Mobile entertainment (music, TV, games)

-Mobile business models and partnerships

-Future consumption of mobile products and services

-Talent gap, skills development and the mobile industry

-Mobility and social networking

-GIS and mobile services

-Globalization through mobility

-Emerging mBusiness research and development opportunities

-Innovation in mobile business and technologies

-From eBusiness to mBusiness in the global marketspace

-Mobility diffusion in the developing world

-Mobility issues and challenges in developing nations

-Integrated mobile marketing communications

-Mobility and customer relationship management

-Pervasive computing technologies

-Critical success factors for mobility diffusion -

-Mobile communication security and trust issues

-Mobility in different sectors (health, education, entertainment, sports, small businesses)

-Mobility and cross-cultural issues

-Digital rights management

-Mobile 2.0

-Mobile and blended learning

-Location sensitive services

-Standards, compatibility issues and implications on business

-Electronic and mobile advertisement supported financial models

-Cases in mBusiness and mApplications

-Mobility and the emerging economic and financial models

-Socioeconomic implications on emerging markets

-ICT and social inclusion: bridging the gap with mobile technologies

-Understanding mobile users and socioeconomic contexts

-Business models for delivering mobile services

-Defining customer niches: demographics and lifestyle factors

-Understanding the drivers of innovation in enterprise use of mobile services and applications


Conference Committee

Conference Chair
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Academic Co-Chair

Omar El Sawy, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin, USA; Helsinki University of Technology, Finland


Program Co-Chair

Elizabeth Fife, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland


Industry Panel Co-Chair

Tarek Elabbady, Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center, Egypt

Ossama Hassanein, Rising Tide Fund, USA

Eusebio Scornavacca, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Further details about the conference will be posted on


Looking forward to seeing you in Cairo in November 2009


Warm regards

Sherif Kamel

Conference Chair

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, Cleveland, OH.
Interested in attending a conference for free*?
Check out the Conference Award for more details!

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
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
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.

To submit a proposal, complete the online proposal form available from the link below. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2009.

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
*Award winners receive:
  • Complimentary Conference registration
  • A $600 stipend for travel and lodging expenses
  • Special mention in the Conference program

For more information:

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