September 2009 Archives

Library Journal new construction or remodeling projects

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This is a reminder that October 1 is the deadline to complete online information

to Library Journal regarding new construction or remodeling projects. 

The information will be included in their December 2009 Architectural issue.

 

Online submission is at:  www.libraryjournal.com/PublicArch2009

(completion dates of these projects should be between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009)

 

 The deadline for information about local referenda is December 23

Referenda forms can be completed at:  www.libraryjournal.com/refenda

 

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTS IN SOCIETY

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22-25 July 2010     
University of Sydney, Australia     

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and The International Journal of the Arts in Society provide an intellectual platform for the arts and art practices, and enable an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their ontexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

The 2010 Conference will coincide with the Sydney Biennale, and will be held in conjunction with featured exhibitions and programs. The Biennale of Sydney was created in 1973 as an international showcase for contemporary art. Its aim was to develop and present a program that challenged traditional thinking and encouraged innovative, creative expression. Within its first decade of exhibitions (1973-82) the Biennale of Sydney was among the first to celebrate Australia's cultural and ethnic diversity; the first to show indigenous art in an international contemporary art context; the first to focus on Asia and the contemporary art of the region. It was among the first to present to wide audiences the art of the social change movements which transformed Australian society in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The occasion of the Sydney Biennale provides an opportunity for the Conference to serve as a node in the larger phenomenon of fairs, festivals, and their networks. As such, the Arts Conference aims to discover what values, instincts and common ground may exist within the arts and their practices and sites of reception around the world. Your participation shapes the Conference itself.

As well as an impressive line-up of plenary speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of the Arts in Society. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.

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

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 October 2009. Future deadlines will be announced on the Conference website after this date.  Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website - http://www.Arts-Conference.com/.

WISE Pedagogy will offer its sixth annual pre-conference workshop at the January 2010 conference for the Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE) in Boston. This year's theme is Keys to Successful Online Collaboration.

This workshop will be open to all interested conference attendees, especially doctoral students and new online instructors. All attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the pedagogy of online collaboration in the context of library and information science education.

Keys to Successful Online Collaboration will be highly participatory and feature rotating stations of presentations and breakout discussion groups that address pedagogical issues in the use of collaborative learning activities in online courses:

  • Demonstration of specific collaborative technological tools (i.e., wikis, blogs, social media networks, synchronous communication software, file sharing tools, etc.)
  • Presentation of effective pedagogical practices for facilitating online collaborative activities
  • Breakout discussion on implementation of collaborative learning goals

Call for Presenters:

Interested faculty are invited to lead discussions and present best practices for the topics listed above, particularly based on their experience with particular LIS courses and content areas.

To be considered, please submit a one-page proposal outlining your presentation to amckinn@illinois.edu by November 16, 2009. Additionally, if you plan to incorporate computer-based software into your presentation / demonstration, please be prepared to bring your own laptop or netbook.

For more information, please contact Anne McKinney at the address above.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2009
Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications
A book edited by Dr. Anabela Mesquita
School of Accountancy and Administration of Porto (ISCAP), Portugal

To be published by IGI Global:

Introduction

The pace of change associated with the modern business world and recent
developments in communication and information technologies highlights the
importance of creativity and innovation. 
Innovation plays an important role in the development of new business,
process and products, therefore in the competitiveness and success of any
organization. Innovation, by its turn, depends on creativity, on the
emergence of new ideas, new ways of thinking and solving problems, on the
ability to develop an organizational culture where people feel free to try
new projects and have enough flexibility as well as time and space to think.
The rapid technological enhancements have changed the way we work,
communicate, collaborate and even the nature of business market activities.
Such an environmental change and dynamism increases the need for creativity
and change which in turn will lead to more technological changes. In this
context, it is vital to be aware of and understand what is happening in this
area and help organizations and people to be prepared to face these new
challenges and to be sensitive to identify the new opportunities that will
emerge. This book intends to contribute to fill this gap.


Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant academic work, the latest empirical
research findings as well as examples of best practices found in the
business area concerning creativity and innovation. It will be written for
educators, academics and professionals who want to improve their
understanding on creativity and innovation and in the role technologies can
play in this scientific field.


Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of educators,
professionals and researchers working in the field of creativity and
innovation and information technologies  in various disciplines, e.g.
information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and
management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science,
information technology, engineering, arts and psychology. Moreover, the book
will provide insight and support to those concerned with the application of
creativity and innovation and the use of technologies, methods and tools to
develop the necessary skills and competences to work and have success in
this field.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
The role of creativity and innovation in today's' society
Creativity and innovation in different areas (education, art, science,
literature, etc).
Capturing best practices on creativity
Enablers and constrainers of creativity and innovation
Development of necessary skills for creativity and innovation
Challenges and opportunities for creativity in teams
Multi disciplinary approaches to creativity
Challenges and opportunities for creativity in teams and organizations
Enhancing creativity by appropriate knowledge management
Creativity in communities
The role of ICT in creativity and innovation
Technologies, tools and methods to improve creativity and innovation
Technologies that support creativity (e.g. collaborative writing,
communities and web 2.0, mobile creativity, etc.)


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 30,
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 November 15, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January
30, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this
project.

Publisher
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," "Business Science
Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This
publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.

Important Dates
October 30, 2009:  Proposal Submission Deadline
November 30, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
January 30, 2010:  Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2010:    Review Results Returned
May 15, 2010:      Final Chapter Submission
June 15, 2010:     Final Deadline


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or
by mail to:
Dr. Anabela Mesquita
School of Accountancy and Administration of Porto (ISCAP)
R. Dr. Jaime Lopes de Amorim s/n
4465-004 S. Mamede Infesta - Portugal
Tel.: +351 22 905 00 00   .  Fax: +351 22 902 58 99   .  GSM: +351 96 178 95
84
E-mail: sarmento@iscap.ipp.pt

ACRL/Instruction Section (IS) Current Issue Discussion Groups

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Call for proposals for ALA Annual Conference, June 2010
 
Description
Current Issue Discussion Groups provide a way for IS members to introduce instruction-related topics of current importance, to promote discussion and encourage further exploration.
 
What to Include in the Proposal
The following five elements need to be addressed and clearly stated in the proposal:
 

•                     A clear description of the discussion topic's issue/s
•                     Rationale for convening a discussion on the topic's issue/s
•                     Importance of the topic's issue/s for academic instruction librarians
•                     At least three sample discussion questions that may be used to facilitate group discussion
•                     Proposed strategies and structure that will maintain group discussion
 
The potential scope of issues includes, but is not limited to:
Teaching methods; Instruction and information technology; Assessment; Management of instruction programs; Outreach and collaboration; Research in academic information literacy. The topic should be focused enough to be covered reasonably well within the allotted time. (For example "Everything about WIKIs" would be too broad, while "Using WIKIs in Library Instruction at Academic Institutions" might be just the right scope).
 
Expectations for Current Issue Discussion Group Conveners
For the selected proposals, the proposal author(s) will serve as convener(s) and commit to:
 
•                     becoming up-to-date and familiar with the discussion topic;
•                     exploring possible discussion formats and selecting the appropriate format that allows for maximum discussion within the parameters and scope of the topic;
•                     drafting an initial two-page to three-page, double spaced "Current Issue Digest" summarizing findings about the issue to be posted to ILI-L at least two weeks before the conference and handed out at the discussion;
•                     identifying a few key readings, related organizations and/or programs to include in the "Current Issue Digest;"
•                     facilitating one of two "Current Issue Discussions" at the ALA Annual Conference (in Washington D.C., June 24-29, 2010);
•                     revising and submitting a final "Current Issue Digest" to be posted on the IS web site within one month of the discussion;
•                     distributing the final "Current Issue Digest" to the ILI Listserv after it is reviewed by the Discussion Group Steering Committee;
•                     maintaining communication with an assigned liaison from the Discussion Group Steering Committee throughout the planning, program, and follow-up processes.
 
Who May Apply
Applications are welcome from any IS members.
 
How to Apply
Complete and submit the proposal form to the IS Current Issue Discussion Group Steering Committee co-chair by November 2, 2009. The proposal form is attached. Send the completed form to Merinda Hensley (mhensle1@illinois.edu).
 
Contact committee co-chairs Carrie Forbes (carrie.forbes@du.edu) or Merinda Hensley (mhensle1@illinois.edu) with questions.
 
Process
Selection will be based on the perceived importance and impact of the proposed topic. Additional selection criteria used in the selection process includes evaluating proposed topics for: timeliness, relevancy, currency, practicality (that the topic lends itself to a discussion), innovation, evidence of applicant's knowledge, and clear focus. Proposals must be submitted by November 2, 2009 for ALA Annual in Washington, D.C. Proposal writers will be notified by December 1, 2009 as to whether or not their proposal was accepted and will be assigned a Committee liaison. Conveners are responsible for their own conference registration and travel expenses.

IS Current Issue Discussion Group
Proposal form
Proposals submitted by November 2, 2009, will be considered for one of two discussion groups to be held at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
 
Brief title:                                                                                                                                                           
(Approximately 8 words, providing a succinct description)
 
 
Please attach a summary of the proposed discussion's focus and its importance to the profession
(Note: Keep in mind the selection criteria used: timeliness, relevancy, currency, practicality, innovation, evidence of applicant's knowledge, and clear focus.):
(Up to 400 words)
 
 
Please attach a proposed outline as to how you will initiate and facilitate discussion, as well as how you will maintain a discussion format. Include a MINIMUM of 3 questions that will be posed in the discussion. (Up to 400 words)
 
 
Provide the following contact information for proposed discussion group convener(s):
 

Name

Institution

Email Address

Phone
 

 
___ Please check to confirm that at least one convener is a current IS members.
 
___ Please check to indicate that you accept the responsibilities of discussion group conveners.
 
If your proposal is selected, you will be notified by December 1, 2009.   At that time you will be assigned a liaison from the Discussion Group Steering Committee.
 
Please read the "Tips for Discussion Group Conveners" posted on the IS-DGSC webpage. It provides details on the Current Issue Digests, deadlines, and expectations!
 
Conveners and other participants are responsible for their own conference registration and travel expenses.
 
Submit your completed proposal form by email to Merinda Hensley (mhensle1@illinois.edu), co-chair of the IS Discussion Group Steering Committee, by November 2, 2009.
 

Handheld Librarian II conference online

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS!
Handheld Librarian II conference online - February 17 and 18, 2010!

THEME:  Alliance Library System and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs related to the topic of mobile library services for the online conference.  Proposals are due November 1, 2009.

TOPICS:  The Handheld Librarian II conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference.  We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in mobile library services. These include but are not limited to the following themes:

·       Ebooks and audiobooks

·       Managing mobile content: eBooks, Journals, video and more

·       Mobilizing the library:  web presence, OPACs, databases and other electronic resources

·       Promoting mobile services and using mobile devices to promote traditional library services

·       Information security on mobile devices

·       Access to and licensing of databases on mobile devices

·       Mobile products and services in the medical library

·       Text Message reference service

·       Vendor development

·       iPhone applications

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS:  This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in several online formats:

·        A featured 45 minute presentation

·        Panel discussion with others (10 minutes of presentation)

·        Virtual Roundtable discussions on selected topics

·        Virtual poster presentation

Submit proposals by November 1 to:  handheldlibrariancfp@gmail.com.

You will be notified by December 15 if your proposal has been accepted.

PRESENTERS ARE EXPECTED TO:

·        Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect

·        Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by December 31, 2009

·        Respond to questions from attendees

·        Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

Thank you for considering a submission for conference participation. If you have questions, please contact:

·        Lori Bell, Alliance Library System, lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com

·        John Walber, LearningTimes, john@learningtimes.net

·        Tom Peters, TAP Information Services, tpeters@tapinformation.com

 

Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance

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The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/The Haworth Press, welcomes the submission of manuscripts. The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.
 
Topics can include but are not limited to:
  • Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
  • Information literacy
  • Instructional service techniques 
  •  Information delivery 
  •  Reference services 
  •  Document delivery 
  •  Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at jpoe@jsu.edu by November 1, 2009.  Inquiries and questions are welcome.
 
Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.
 

Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS)

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The Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS) welcomes contributions for its June 2010 issue on interdisciplinarity.  The focus of this edition of the GJSS is on research papers that fall outside the scope of traditional subject divisions.   The GJSS is especially concerned with bridging the transnational gap in both methodological theorizing and academic publishing, and therefore welcomes work from all geographic regions.  The GJSS also encourages the submission of work by MSc/MA/MS, MPhil, PhD students and junior academics.

Submissions are welcomed from now until December 1, 2009. Articles should be between 5000-7000 words in length (including footnotes). Short essays (2-3,000 words), conference feedback (1,000 words), and book reviews on the topic of interdisciplinarity are also welcome. 

The editors of GJSS also welcome proposals for guest-editing original "special editions" of the journal on a rolling basis.  In 2009, special editions included:
        "Queer Methodologies"
        "How well to 'facts' travel?"
        "Lost (and Found) in Translation"       

More information can be found on the GJSS website: http://gjss.org 

Gwendolyn Beetham
PhD Student, Gender Institute
London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
email: g.a.beetham@lse.ac.uk
tel: (U.S.) 001 347.834.3624
      (U.K.) 44 (0) 7552 69 9981
  
Community, Leadership, Activism: Economic Justice, Cultural Alliances, Good Health

WE LEARN 7th Annual (Net)Working Gathering & Conference on Women & Literacy
March 5-6, 2010
University of Rhode Island, Downtown Campus
Providence, RI

Visit our website for more details (http://www.litwomen.org/conference.html)

(.pdf complete with form)
 Download Proposal FORMs only at:  (http://www.litwomen.org/conference.html)

DEADLINE: November 30, 2009

"You CAN Do It! A Beginner's Guide to Making a Presentation or Facilitating a Workshop" will be available soon!

March 4, 2010 / PRE-Conference (Journeys to the Center: Spiritual Supports for Our Teaching and Learning) - watch for more details (http://www.litwomen.org/conference.html
Registration & travel information will be released by November.
Watch the conference webpage for more details. (http://www.litwomen.org/conference.html)
For those who need to plan a budget, these are some TENTATIVE prices.

- Hotel rate: $102 - $139
- Registration for member (2-day): $125
- Registration for ABE Students (2-day): $30

As usual, we will have rates for college/grad students, non-members, one-day and other varieties. Registration includes light breakfast and lunch.

For more information contact: Mev Miller, Director 
welearn@litwomen.org (mailto:welearn@litwomen.org) or 401-383-4374
 


Mobile Learning

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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
&
Call for Reviewers

MOBILE LEARNING:
Pilot Projects and Initiatives

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal describing a pilot project or initiative employing the use of mobile wireless technologies to enhance learning. We also seek colleagues from all fields involved with m-learning who are willing to provide quality reviews of submitted chapters in a timely manner. This book will be intended for those in the learning and training community who seek to learn more about the applications and practicabilities of mobile learning.

Mobile Teaching and Learning

Learning has been impacted by the increasing mobility of our global society; hence, educators and researchers worldwide are discovering mobile learning. In order to engage learners with education in the 21st century, greater access to the technology that is now embedded into their everyday lives is needed.

The purpose of this book is to: (a) discover pedagogical approaches suited for mobile learning; (b) uncover advances in wireless and mobile technologies used to enhance the learning experience; and (c) examine blended conventional learning with mobile phones, PDAs and handheld devices.

Suggested Topics

Suggested topics for this book are outlined below. In addition to the topics listed below, we are keen to receive fresh and innovative approaches in areas that are not listed.

·         Mobile Learning Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies (large and small scale)

  • o   Early Investigations of Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies
  • o   Current Pilot Projects and Initiatives
  • o   Future Implementations

·         Pilot Projects and Initiatives

  • o   Lessons Learned
  • o   Best Practices
  • o   Evaluation / Assessment Procedures

§  Usability of Mobile Applications

§  Usability of Mobile Devices

  • o   Literature Reviews
  • o   Pedagogical Design and Issues

·         State-of-the-Art Mobile Devices used for Learning

Forms of Submissions

This book seeks to bring together accounts of pilot projects and initiatives in the field of mobile learning. We are keen to receive submissions in two forms:

1.    1. Academic papers that detail original research and activities in the field of mobile learning. Submitted papers should adhere to the following guidelines:

a.    academic papers should be original

b.    academic papers should not be published elsewhere

c.    academic papers will be double blind peer-reviewed

d.    full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

2.     2. Discussions, descriptions and case studies of activities, programs, pilot projects and initiatives that address issues relating to mobile learning. Submitted chapters geared towards this form should adhere to the following guidelines:

a.    detail specific activities and strategies

b.    offer a broader view or be a call for action on specific issue

c.    offer substantive new information, detail a successful (or unsuccessful) initiative or offer a fresh perspective

d.    full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

 

Submission Details

  • The language of the book is English. All chapters must be original, unpublished, and not currently under review by any other publication or conference.
  • By submitting the manuscript for consideration, authors stipulate that they hold the copyright to the manuscript and, upon acceptance, transfer it to the Informing Science Institute. Authors also agree to assume all liability in case of copyright dispute.
  • Authors may submit a short proposal (1000 words maximum) for clarification of whether their submission will 'fit the book'. Proposals should be sent directly to the editor Dr. Retta Guy at rguy@tnstate.edu by October 23, 2009.

·        

Dates

  • Chapter revisions must be submitted by March 15, 2010.
  • A final acceptance notification will be issued by April 16, 2010.
  • Camera-ready submissions submitted by May 14, 2010.
  •  Full chapters to be submitted by December 15, 2009 using the process detailed below.
  • ·    All submitted chapters will be double-blind reviewed.

  • ·     Authors will receive feedback from reviewers by January 25, 2010.

  • ·     Authors of accepted chapters will then have a further opportunity to refine their work, based upon the comments of the reviewers and the editor.

This book is scheduled to be published by the Informing Science Press in August, 2010. Further details as they become available will be published on this URL: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET/cfp.htm .

 Submission Protocol

 Full chapters should be submitted in the following manner.

 ·       Strip from the submission the authors' names, affiliations, and any other information that identify the author(s). This allows your manuscript to be blind reviewed.

 ·         Manuscripts submissions are accepted only in RFT or Word .doc.

 ·         Submit your book chapter using the Manuscript Review System at: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET

o   Select "Submit A Paper" located under the "Authors" heading.

  

Summary of Key Dates

Proposals

October 23, 2009

Full Chapters

December 15, 2009

Initial Decisions and Feedback

January 25, 2010

Chapter Revisions Submitted

March 15, 2010

Final Acceptance Notification

April 16, 2010

Camera-Ready Submission

May 14, 2010

 


CALL FOR REVIEWERS

 

Volunteers for chapter reviewers are also welcomed and we encourage a mutually supporting approach. Please send me your resume (rguy@tnstate.edu).

 

International Encyclopedia of Infanticide

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Co-editors: Brigitte Bechtold (Department of Sociology, Central Michigan University; becht1bh@cmich.edu <mailto:becht1bh@cmich.edu> ) and Donna Cooper Graves (Department of History and Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Martin; dgraves@utm.edu <mailto:dgraves@utm.edu> ).

 

This one-volume specialized encyclopedia, to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press, will be devoted to the topic of infanticide across human history and in its worldwide context. While remaining accessible to the general public, this interdisciplinary encyclopedia is aimed primarily at college students, scholars in related fields, and professionals. All will be signed by their authors, who will also receive individual bylines in the volume.


 

*       Identify the entries you are interested in submitting via email to both co-editors.
*       Include an attachment in Windows 97-2003 of your 2-page CV, with your academic affiliation, and areas of research and teaching.
*       Entries of 250, 500 or 750 words are due October 30, 2009. Entries of 1000 words are due November 15, 2009.
*       The number of references per entry is as follows: 3 for entries of 250 words; 4 for entries of 500 words; 5 for entries of 750 words, and 7 for entries of 1000 words.
*       At most one internet source should be included per entry.

 

The number of words is in parentheses following the entries that are still available:

           

B   Bavaria (750)

C   Cannibalism (250); Caribbean (1000)

D   Darfur, murder of infants (250)

H   Hindi cinema (500); Hugo, Victor (500)

I     Illegitimacy (750); Incest (750); Infanticide in the media (750); Italy (250)

L   Legends (750); Literary fiction (specify category of interest) (750)

M  Matriarchy (500)

P    Pacific Islands (500); Poor farms (500); Prostitution (500)

R   Revenge (500)

S    Scandinavia (750); Slavery (750); South America (1000)

Who's Queer? Whose Queer?

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The Eighth Annual Women's Studies Student Conference presents as this
year's theme: Who's Queer? Whose Queer?

Here's the C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

How do we understand queer?  Whose definitions of "queer" matter?  Is
there a place for queerness in feminism and/or Women's Studies?  Moreover,
what are the implications of queering or *not* queering feminist inquiry?

We invite students (both graduate and undergraduate from all disciplines
and colleges), as well as activists and artists, to submit proposals for
papers, film, music, art, live performance, and other creative and
critical works.

We especially encourage analyses that address through a queer and feminist
lens the intersections of gender, race, class, (trans)nationality,
(dis)ability, and sexuality.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

       Personal vs. group identities.
       Queer productions of knowledge.
       Queer readings of current events and pop culture (e.g. the late Michael
Jackson, Lady Gaga, Caster Semanya, etc.).
       Queer bodies and embodiment.
       Queer politics and politicians.
       Queer media and art.
       Queer histories.
       Taboos and deviance.
       Globalizing queerness.

Please submit 200-word abstracts briefly describing your work to
wstudent@albany.edu no later than Friday, October 30, 2009.

Abstracts describing film and live performances should indicate the
project's running time (image or digital files of media projects may also
be submitted as e-mail attachments or through a URL if presented on the
web). You may use the same e-mail address to send us any inquiries.

For more information, please visit our website:

This year's conference will be held on December 4, 2009, in Humanities 354
on the uptown campus of the University at Albany, SUNY.
 

Call for Papers 2009-2010

InterActions is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary and critical scholarship.  Edited by students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the journal brings together senior and emerging scholars, activists, and professionals whose work covers a broad range of theory and practice. InterActions is published twice yearly with funding provided by the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Current work in disciplines as diverse as legal theory, literary criticism, design, and technology studies exercises a profound impact on educational and information studies research. At the same time, the traditionally separate sub-disciplines within our fields, such as sociology, curriculum, policy, psychological studies, systems design, information literacy, and digital preservation are being connected by researchers in new and innovative ways.  Education and information increasingly serve as the common ground where the social sciences and the humanities can meet. InterActions provides a forum for these interdisciplinary encounters.

Critical Perspectives

At the start of the 21st century, both education and the management of information have become highly visible subjects of public debate. Scholars are challenging traditional approaches and suggesting new directions for research into the purposes, practices, and organization of education and information institutions at all levels. InterActions offers a timely and reasoned contribution to these debates by providing critical commentary on current issues and promoting perspectives in educational and information systems that can serve the cause of social justice.

Aims and Scope

InterActions seeks to promote alternative and liberatory visions, methodologies and practices.  We are particularly interested in work that analyzes inequities and links research to larger social and political contexts, and we encourage contributions that utilize critical frameworks in provocative and politically engaged ways.

 

Submissions may draw from traditional areas of inquiry within the fields of education and information studies or from newer interdisciplinary perspectives such as women's studies, science and technology studies, ethnic and cultural studies, film studies, queer studies, disability studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, critical pedagogy, postructuralism, etc.  We encourage authors to think creatively about what constitutes a "critical approach" and to advance fresh and progressive analyses and research.

Submissions Guidelines

InterActions encourages practitioners, activists, and both established and emerging scholars to submit manuscripts throughout the year.  Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in InterActions, but the journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere and does not accept papers that are simultaneously submitted to other journals.

We welcome:

·          Articles (not to exceed 30 pages)

·          Review essays (10-20 pages)

·          Interviews (10-20 pages)

·          Book reviews (not to exceed 1100 words)

 

Submit manuscripts online at: http://repositories.cdlib.org/gseis/interactions/

 

Contact us:

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

UCLA - Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Email: interactions@gseis.ucla.edu

Phone: (310) 825-2812 

*Edited by Teresa Theophano, LMSW*


*Headcase* will be an anthology comprised of 15-20 nonfiction pieces by
writers and artists both established and new, exploring the theme of mental
health, mental illness, and mental health care in the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community. The book
is currently being considered for publication by a major queer press.

The anthology seeks essays, poetry, and comics by queer consumers of mental
health services or queer individuals who have been diagnosed, but do not
identify as patients, with mental illness. Works should explore the
intersection of queerness and mental health and can include topics such as
psychotropics; Gender Identity Disorder and its acceptance or rejection as a
legitimate mental disorder; conventional v. holistic treatment; experiences
in therapy, groups, and/or institutions; how race and ethnicity, class, sex,
gender identity, age, and disability impact access to treatment; addiction,
self-medicating, and recovery.

Modest compensation provided upon publication to contributors whose pieces
are chosen.

Guidelines:

* Pieces should be between 750 and 1500 words (approximately 3 to 5
double-spaced pages).

* While the deadline for a 2010 publication date has not yet been
established, submitting your piece by December 1, 2009 is recommended.
Descriptions of pieces in progress are also welcome.

* Submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word document, double-spaced, 12
pt. font, Times New Roman font.

* Please provide a brief (100 words or less) bio with your submission

Teresa Theophano is a licensed social worker, out queer mental health
consumer, and the author of *Queer Quotes* (Beacon Press, 2004).

Please send submissions/project descriptions to her at
headcase_anthology@yahoo.com

Mothering: Anthropological Perspectives

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection on

Mothering: Anthropological Perspectives

Editors: Michelle Walks and Naomi McPherson Publication Date: 2012/2013.

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2010

This anthology will explore the topic and experiences of mothering from
a cross-cultural perspective. Although the collection will primarily
focus on cultural anthropological work, we welcome submissions from all
four fields in anthropology (linguistic, physical/biological,
archeology, and cultural). We encourage writings of recent fieldwork,
welcoming the representations of local and global perspectives, and
writings that represent all points of the insider-outsider spectrum,
including auto-ethnography. Writing styles may vary from field notes to
ethnographic fiction to traditional academic writing to poetry to
photographic representations. While ethnographic (research-based)
submissions will make up the majority of the volume, theoretical
submissions are also welcome.

The intent is to compile works of geographical and experiential
diversity that demonstrate various family forms, as well as styles,
contexts and problems of mothering, from an anthropological perspective.
We would like to focus on the strengths, empowerment, and agency of
mothering. Please note that the editors embrace a broad, inclusive
understanding of "mothering".

  <>Topics can include (but are not limited to):

Mothering in immigrant and/or refugee communities; mothering in locales
of war and/or terror and/or perpetual protest; rural and urban
mothering; mothering after the loss of a child and/or miscarriage and/or
abortion; the relationship of mothering to infertility and/or
miscarriage; the relationship of mothering to NRTs; Indigenous
mothering; queer mothering; mothering in communes and/or communal
mothering; feminist mothering in the West and/or globally; mothering
done by nannies, siblings, aunts, grandparents, co-parents, fathers,
non-biological parents, step-mothering; surrogate mothering; primate
mothering; allomothering; archeological research on/related to
mothering; mothering "in the field"; mothering and the internet;
mothering and dis/ability; political and/or activist mothering;
mothering in multicultural/multi-racial/multi-ethnic families; mothering
& post-partum depression and/or dealing with other mental health issues.

  <>Submission guidelines:

<>Submissions should be 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) (inc. notes +
sources). Please also include a 50-word bio.
<>Please use the American Anthropological Association style.
<>Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2010.
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to both:
Dr. Naomi McPherson: Naomi.mcpherson@ubc.ca <mailto:Naomi.mcpherson@ubc.ca>
Michelle Walks: mwalks@alumni.sfu.ca <mailto:mwalks@alumni.sfu.ca>




Science Information Doctoral Fellowship

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Apply for a Science Information Doctoral Fellowship - Be a Leader and an Innovator!

 

Are you interested in improving how scientists create, access, share and preserve data?  Do you want to understand how to facilitate the communication of science information between scientists, and across scientific networks including large multinational, multidisciplinary networks?  Are you interested in how  science information is presented and made accessible to decision-makers and the public? Do you want to be the one educating the next generation of science information professionals?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a prime candidate for a University of Tennessee Science Information Doctoral Fellowship.   You should have a strong interest in  developing expertise in science information and communication . Your goals should be to become a  university faculty member teaching the next generation of science information and communication professionals.  You should already have earned a masters degree and  a background in either information/library science, communication, journalism, advertising/public relations and/or earth/environmental sciences.

 

These Fellowships are funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Date for application: Feb 1 2010

 

Contact: Suzie Allard, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Director

Email: sallard@utk.edu

Phone: 865.974.1369

 

Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

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http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/ACRL_RFP_Value.pdf

Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

ACRL is seeking proposals from experienced researchers for the development and delivery of a comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries. The request for proposals is available on the ACRL Web site. Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. CST on Nov. 2, 2009.

The current economic climate and the increased emphasis on assessment and outcomes have forced academic departments' higher education administrators to make tough decisions regarding the funding of programs and units at their institutions. The relevance of libraries is under question.  Now, more than ever, there is a need for libraries to demonstrate their value in clear, measurable ways to leaders in higher education, information technology, funding agencies, and campus decision makers in order to secure adequate funding for their operations.

The primary objective of the comprehensive review is to provide ACRL leaders with a clearer understanding of what research already exists and where gaps occur in research about the performance of academic libraries. Additionally, this review will provide ACRL members with tools and strategies to demonstrate the value of academic libraries to their institutional leadership.

Direct questions to Mary Ellen K. Davis, ACRL executive director, at mdavis@ala.org or (312) 280-3248, or to Kara Malenfant, ACRL scholarly communications/government relations specialist, at kmalenfant@ala.org or (312) 280-2510.

transcending silence...

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The Women's Studies undergraduate e-journal, "transcending silence...," is
planning a double issue for 2009 with a Fall semester issue in the works.
The journal is seeking new submissions, with a receipt deadline of October
16, 2009.  Here is the official CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

University @ Albany's E-Journal "transcending silence..." is looking for
undergraduate work! This work should bring awareness to human rights and
promote social consciousness. Suggested forms of work include, but are not
limited to: essays, art, media, fiction, poetry, music, film/book reviews,
videos, etc. Deadline for submissions is October 16th, 2009. For more

Please encourage your undergraduate students to submit their work.

38th Annual LOEX Conference

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38th Annual LOEX Conference
April 29 - May 1, 2010
Dearborn, Michigan

The Michigan LOEX Committee invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at the 38th Annual LOEX Conference, April 29 - May 1, 2010 in Dearborn, Michigan. The conference theme, Bridging and Beyond: Developing Librarian Infrastructure, spans the information literacy landscape, looking for the best in library instruction.

Presenters are encouraged to develop unique and creative proposals related to the theme. Proposals should showcase effective and innovative practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types. Successful proposals reflect elements of one of seven themes:

* Structural Supports: Assessment and Evaluation focuses on the use of peer evaluation, evaluating instructional tools, assessing student needs and learning, and judging information literacy initiatives.

* Infrastructure: Designing Enhanced Learning Spaces looks at how specially designed spaces improve and/or impact information literacy or instruction initiatives.

* New Materials: Innovative Use of Instructional Technology examines ways new technology is being utilized in the classroom.  This track can include looking at the building, implementation, or maintenance of technology in the classroom.

* Expansion: Utilizing Nontraditional Instruction Methods asks presenters to show the unique ways they approach information literacy.  The emphasis is on creative teaching strategies, curriculum designs, and engagement exercises.

* Bridges Near and Far: Forming Innovative Collaborations showcases connections with others to further information literacy initiatives. Connections and collaboration can be of all sorts, including within the library or library system, within the campus community, or with connections located off-campus.

* Removing the Tolls: Employing Effective Leadership illustrates the different ways leadership can eliminate barriers to create an improved environment for information literacy initiatives.

* Reinforcements: Curriculum Lesson Plans "to Go" has the presenter share a proven lesson or unit plan, including processes and materials.  Session participants should be able to go back to their respective institutions and readily implement the lesson plan.

SESSION FORMATS

Two types of proposals will be accepted.

* Presentation: A 60-minute session that includes time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 50-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

* Interactive Workshop: A 60-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning environment in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-60 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a "hands-on" experience for attendees.

In addition, there will be Poster sessions. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about proposing poster sessions will be posted in a separate call for proposal.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Proposals must be received by November 20, 2009. Proposals only can be submitted through the online submission form. The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 15, 2010.

More information can be found at: http://www.loexconference.org/callforproposals.html

Contact for presenters: Jennifer Zimmer at sessions2010@loexconference.org
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ISTE 2010

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Denver, CO
Colorado Convention Center
June 27�30, 2010
 * formerly the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)

Register Now for ISTE 2010 in Denver, Colorado, June 27�30
Excitement is building for our 31st annual conference in the breathtaking city of Denver! We�ve set our sights even higher this year, building off our amazing conference in Washington, DC, in June 2009.
 
Plan now to keep
ISTE 2010 in your sights and budget. ARRA/stimulus monies, including formula and competitive grant monies, can be used to integrate technology into the classroom, improve achievement through the use of technology, and/or provide required supporting professional development.
 
For 30 years educators have known this premier ed tech conference as the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). Now named ISTE�s Annual Conference & Exposition, ISTE 2010 remains the annual event that educational technology professionals return to year after year.
 
Save by registering early to take advantage of pricing discounts!
 
Online housing reservations will open November 4.
 
Online Call for Proposals�Open Until October 7
 
Do you have amazing ideas, solutions, or best practices that you can�t wait to share with your peers? Submit a proposal by October 7, 2009, and you could be a presenter at ISTE 2010 in Denver!
 
Dynamic, experienced presenters interested in engaging their audience in innovative ways should also consider submitting proposals for workshops, the highly interactive Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) sessions, Model Lessons, and Open Source Labs.
 
ISTE members and non-members from outside the U.S. are especially invited to submit, as are representatives of the corporate sector!
 
Global Connections and 2009 Conference Resources
 
Many of you who attended NECC 2009 in Washington DC have remained connected through
ISTEVision, ISTE Connects, our Twitter account, ISTE�s page on Facebook, and through our member/customer email communique like ISTE Update.
 
Besides all the great participant, presenter, and keynote videos on the ISTEVision Video Network (www.istevision.org), you can find a wealth of additional conference resources on the NECC
2009 microsite, including handouts and research papers.
 
There's no time like the present to get engaged and stay engaged with ISTE! 
 

33rd Annual Southeastern Women¹s Studies Association Conference

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Call For Papers
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Panel
 
33rd Annual Southeastern Women¹s Studies Association Conference
University of South Carolina‹Columbia, South Carolina
March 25-27, 2010
 
General Conference Theme for 2010:
"Cultural Productions, Gender, and Activism"
 
Featuring Keynote Addresses by:
 
>>>>>> ·     Judith Halberstam
>>>>>> ·     Bernice Johnson Reagon
>>>>>> ·     Marjorie Spruill


PANEL:
Southern Discomfort: Gender Discipline in the Rural Southeast

The Student Caucus of the Southeastern Women¹s Studies Association invites
abstracts to be submitted for consideration as part of a panel embedded in
the general conference, dedicated to the theme of:

Space and Place
or
 The politics of doing, studying, teaching gender theory
 in the United States Rural Southeast

How do undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. Southeast sustain
their gendered consciousness inside (teaching and learning) and outside (at
home, at work, in their communities) of the classroom/university?  Must
gender savvy pedagogies, lifestyles and attitudes wait for urban graduate
school migration?  What are the effects of studying/teaching gender theory
in the Rural US SE? How does our discipline position us? And, how are we as
learners, scholars, and practitioners disciplined by our spatial
situatedness?
 
Abstracts (300 Words) should be submitted to:
Stacey Haney, SEWSA Student Caucus Co-Chair
sewsastudentcaucus@gmail.com
November 1, 2009



Fellowship in Africana Studies

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African and African American Studies and Africana Research Center
The Department of African & African American Studies and the 
Africana Research Center invite applications for a one-year 
postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies, African/African 
American or African Diaspora Studies, beginning Fall 2010.

During their residency, fellows have no teaching or administrative 
responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend 
professional development luncheons and other AAAS and ARC events, 
and be expected to be active in Penn State's community of Africana 
researchers.

Successful applicants should have completed their dissertation 
either before beginning the fellowship or within the previous four 
academic years.  Salary is competitive. Applicants should submit 
their applications online at www.arc.psu.edu <http:// www.arc.psu.edu/>  to ensure full consideration; complete 
applications must be received by November 16, 2009. For questions 
about the application process, please contact 
africanacenter@la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity 
and the diversity of its workforce.

Gender, Sport, and the Olympics

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Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

The editors of  /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

o        the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
o        sport, athleticism, and ability
o        the Para Olympics
o        LGBT participation in athletics and the Olympics
o        legal impacts on gender and sport (i.e. Title IX legislation in the
United States)
o        sport and masculinities/femininities
o        the role of gender in sporting competition
o        gendered perspectives on Olympic events
o        the use of prosthetics and technologies in athletic competition
o        the impact of the Olympics on the environment
o        sports/the Olympics and the use of public space, including
displacement of individuals/communities, the environment, and urban renewal
o        and other topics relevant to the theme of gender, sport, and the
Olympics.

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives. Submissions from researchers working within, or among, the disciplines of geography, sociology, literature, area studies, cultural studies, film/media studies, art, history, education, law, and women's/gender studies are particularly encouraged.

We accept the submission of work from scholars of any rank or affiliation, and encourage submissions from emerging feminist scholars, including graduate students.

All submissions to the journal must be submitted electronically through our online submission process. All submissions are peer-reviewed by established, senior feminist scholars. For more information on our publishing policies
see:

To submit: Please follow our online submission process at http://www.thirdspace.ca/journal/about/submissions

** Deadline: Oct 20, 2009 **

For more information, please contact us at info [at] thirdspace.ca



Dr Kim Toffoletti, Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Gender Studies
Secretary, Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)
Chief co-editor, Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture

School of History, Heritage and Society Faculty of Arts
Deakin University 221 Burwood Hwy Victoria 3125 Australia
Phone: 03 9244 3986 International: +61 3 9244 3986
Fax: 03 9244 6755 International: +61 3 9244 6755
Email: kim.toffoletti@deakin.edu.au
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code 00113B (Vic)

ED-MEDIA 2010

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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

       June 28-July 2, 2010  *  Toronto, Canada

           (The Westin Harbour Castle on Lake Ontario)

                  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

          ** Submissions Due: Dec. 18, 2009 **

                                  Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
                           http://aace.org

                                Co-sponsored by:
      Education & Information Technology Digital Library
                        (
http://EdITLib.org )
______________________________________________________________

** What are your colleagues saying about ED-MEDIA conferences? **
   
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/testimonials.htm

COLOR POSTER--ED-MEDIA 2010 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/ed10poster.pdf


                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS  (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Dec. 18th:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/call.htm
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/submitguide.htm
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/PresenterLounge

2. Major Topics:  http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/topics.htm
3. Presentation Categories: http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm

4. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations: http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/corporate.htm
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://aace.org/pubs
6. For Budgeting Purposes: http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/rates.htm

7. Toronto, Canada http://aace.org/conf/Cities/Toronto
8. Deadlines: http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/deadlines.htm


INVITATION:
ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications is an international conference, sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This
annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion
and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications
on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and
telecommunications/distance education.

ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,500 attendees
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit
proposals for presentations.

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three reviewers on the respected international Program Committee for inclusion in the
conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

For Call for Presentations, connect to:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/call.htm

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/submitguide.htm

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/PresenterLounge

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:
* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Panels
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables


TOPICS:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/topics.htm

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following
major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of
multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:

1. Infrastructure: (in the large)
    - Architectures for Educational Technology Systems
    - Design of Distance Learning Systems
    - Distributed Learning Environments
    - Methodologies for system design
    - Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems
    - WWW-based course-support systems

2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
    - Agents
    - Authoring tools
    - Evaluation of impact
    - Interactive Learning Environments
    - Groupware tools
    - Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications
    - Research perspectives
    - Virtual Reality
    - WWW-based course sites
    - WWW-based learning resources
    - WWW-based tools

3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
    - Constructivist perspectives
    - Cooperative/collaborative learning
    - Implementation experiences
    - Improving Classroom Teaching
    - Instructor networking
    - Instructor training and support
    - Pedagogical Issues
    - Teaching/Learning Strategies

4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
    - Computer-Mediated Communication
    - Design principles
    - Usability/user studies
    - User interface design

5. Cases & Projects:
    - Country-Specific Developments
    - Exemplary projects
    - Institution-specific cases
    - Virtual universities

6. Special Strand:  ** Universal Web Accessibility  **


PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm
The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities
designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.


CORPORATE SHOWCASES & DEMONSTRATIONS:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/corporate.htm

Companies have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their educational
technology products and services in through Corporate Showcases and Demonstrations/Literature.


PROCEEDINGS & PAPER AWARDS:
http://aace.org/pubs
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 the Education and Information Technology Digital Library,
http://EdITLib.org   Do You Subscribe?

Papers with high review scores will be invited for publication consideration by AACE's respected journals, especially for:
- Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH),
- International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or
- Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

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


FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/rates.htm

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $450 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials.

All conference sessions will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle on Lake Ontario (
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/hotel.htm) located on the scenic Lake Ontario and in walking distance to the city's shopping, dining, and theatre districts.  Special discount hotel have been obtained for ED-MEDIA participants!


TORONTO, CANADA
http://aace.org/conf/cities/toronto/

Toronto is a city built with and for the limitless imaginations of the people who come here to live and those who come to visit. It's a centre of rare openness, energy and style an intimate metropolis showcasing world-class dining, shopping, creativity, architecture and entertainment. Its skyline includes the CN Tower, one of the Modern Wonders of the World; miles of waterfront, boardwalks and trails; and distinct neighbourhoods with inspiring surprises from artisans' exhibits to cool cafés around every corner.

For further Toronto Ontario Canada information see:
http://www.torontotourism.com/.

Local Attractions with distances from The Westin:
http://aace.org/conf/cities/toronto/toronto-attractions.htm


DEADLINES:
http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/deadlines.htm

Submissions Due:          December 18, 2009
Authors Notified:             February 9, 2010
Proceedings File Due:    May 3, 2010
Early Registration:          May 3, 2010
Hotel Reservations:        May 27, 2010
Conference:                   June 28-July 2, 2010

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

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

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

New Learning Technologies Conference

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Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, Florida 
March 3-5, 2010

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.

 

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 www.salt.org or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA  20186.  Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email: OrlandoProgram10@salt.org.  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 here.

 Call for Papers and Special Issues ***
International Journal of Creative Interfaces & Computer Graphics

** New in 2010 **

An official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Published: Semi-Annually

We currently invite open submissions (and special issue proposals)

The primary objective of International Journal of Creative Interfaces
and Computer Graphics is to bring together research, pragmatic work,
and results revolving around the most innovative, fascinating, and
technically advanced applications of computer graphic and human-
computer interfaces. This journal's key themes include design rationale
and approach, software underpinnings, deployment, and interaction, with
an emphasis on creative, cutting-edge, aesthetic, and innovative uses of
graphics in applications and human-computer interfaces. Articles in this
journal are presented in a systematic but accessible style and emphasize
their impact, extraordinary nature, and their positioning in this exciting
field. Targeting researchers, developers, designers, user-experience
engineers, artists, and planners, the journal supplies readers with a better
understanding of the design and deployment of novel graphical applications
and technologies on the desktop, the Web, mobile devices, and public spaces.

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to):
o Advances in interfaces to support creativity, productivity, and expression
o Aesthetic computing, visual explanations, and data visualization
o Bleeding-edge Web, RIA, and mobile interfaces
o Cutting-edge interfaces and applications in practical creative fields
  such as engineering and design, digital art, entertainment, video gaming
  and computer animation, museums, performance, and other creative endeavors
o Design of new styles of interaction-rich applications and services
o Novel visual metaphors used for visualization or practical data mining
o Societal impact and evaluation of graphical applications and interfaces
o State of the art mobile applications with unique visual characteristics
o Technologies and underpinnings that enable or support visually compelling
   interfaces
o Trends in innovative and future interfaces
o Use of visual elegance and simplicity

Submission:
Direct submissions & inquiries to the editor-in-chief Ben Falchuk:
email: bfalchuk AT research.telcordia.com
(please read the publisher's guidelines first at

HTML version of this Call:




InSITE 2010 Conference:Informing Science and IT Education

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Call for Participation & Call for Reviewers
InSITE 2010 Conference
You can attend any or all parts of the conference

InSITE 2010 - Informing Science and IT Education Conference in Italy

A Conference in Three Parts        http://insite.nu

 

 Please post the printable CfP found at  http://2010.informingscience.org/docs/2010CFP.pdf

Submissions due in November

ACRL and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for their Spring Virtual Institute, "Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians." Submissions will be accepted through November 16, 2009.  Complete details are available online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.

 

Taking place April 21-22, 2010, the ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today's challenged and flat economic environments. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. 

 

Proposals are invited for interactive webcasts and online poster sessions.  Details about these formats and the complete Call for Participation are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/springvirtualinstitute.cfm.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.


***

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

 

SITE 2010

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   Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
                        International Conference

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

             (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)

                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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

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

                                Co-sponsored by:
      Education & Information Technology Digital Library
                                
http://EdITLib.org
______________________________________________________________

AVAILABLE (digital & paper formats):
        Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2009
                        
http://editlib.org/p/31425

    ** SUBMIT YOUR FULL PAPER FOR THE 2010 BOOK **

SITE 2010 will offer again an alternative Full Paper submission category.
"Full Papers (Book)" are Full Paper submissions submitted in their final by Oct. 21.
These will be reviewed for publication in a book of selected papers as well as a presentation.
http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm#FullPapersBook
_____________________________________________________


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


                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS <<

1. Invitation & Call for Papers, Deadline Oct. 21:
http://site.aace.org/conf/call.htm

2. Scope & Topics:  http://site.aace.org/conf/topics.htm

4. Presentation Categories: http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://site.aace.org/pubs/

6. Corporate Participation: http://site.aace.org/conf/corporate.htm
7. For Budgeting Purposes: http://site.aace.org/conf/rates.htm

8. San Diego, California:  http://site.aace.org/conf/cities/san-diego/
9. Deadlines: http://site.aace.org/conf/deadlines.htm


INVITATION & CALL FOR PAPERS, DUE OCT. 21:
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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.

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.

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

                                    -----------------------
Submission Guide:
http://site.aace.org/conf/submitguide.htm
Presentation and AV Guide: http://site.aace.org/conf/PresenterLounge
Presenter Lounge: http://site.aace.org/conf/PresenterLounge
                                    ------------------------

SCOPE & TOPICS:
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http://site.aace.org/conf/topics.htm

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.

GENERAL TOPICS:
* Assessment and E-folios
* Corporate
* Digital Video
* Distance/Flexible Education
* Electronic Playground
* Equity and Social Justice
* Evaluation and Research
* Games and Simulations
* Graduate Education and Faculty Development
* Information Literacy
* Information Technology Diffusion/Integration
* International
* Latino/Spanish Speaking Community
* Leadership
* New Possibilities with Information Technologies
* Web/Learning Communities
* Workforce Education

CONTENT AREA TOPICS:
* Art Education
* Early Childhood Education
* English Education
* Human Languages Education
* Information Technology Education
* Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST)
* Mathematics Education
* Middle School Education
* Science Education
* Social Studies Education
* Special Education/Assistive Technology
* Technological, Pedagogical, And Content Knowledge (TPACK)

PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:
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http://site.aace.org/conf/categories.htm
The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include
keynote and invited talks, paper presentations, roundtables,
poster/demonstrations, tutorials/workshops, panels, and corporate showcases.

PROCEEDINGS:
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http://EdITLib.org
Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Technology and Teacher
Education Annual proceedings series. Books in this series serve as major
source documents indicating the current state of teacher education and
information technology. This proceedings will be published as a searchable
electronic book on CD-ROM.

The Proceedings are internationally distributed through and archived in the
Education and Information Technology Digital Library,
http://EdITLib.org.

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

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

Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the:
- Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) (
http://site.aace.org/pubs/jtate/) or
- Online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE) (
http://www.citejournal.org/),

Highlighted in the:
- Education and Information Technology Digital Library,
http://EdITLib.org.

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION:
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http://site.aace.org/conf/corporate.htm
A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented
papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate
Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos),
click here.

FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
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http://site.aace.org/conf/rates.htm
http://site.aace.org/conf/hotel.htm
The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $325 (members); $365 (non-members).  Registration includes Proceedings on
CD, receptions, and all sessions except tutorials.

The conference hotel, the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, is offering SITE a specially discounted
guest room rate of $149/169 (single/double).


SAN DIEGO, CA:
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http://site.aace.org/conf/cities/san-diego/

Where blue skies, miles of beaches, and a gentle Mediterranean climate meet!

It's not just a conference; it can be a vacation! So plan to join us in San Diego for SITE 2010 a great conference in one of America's greatest destinations.

For more information about San Diego, CA, USA, see:
www.sandiego.org


DEADLINES:
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Proposals Due:              Oct. 21, 2009
Authors Notified:             Dec. 2, 2009
Proceedings File Due:    Feb. 10, 2010
Early Registration:          Feb. 10, 2010
Hotel Reservation:          Mar. 1, 2010
Conference:                    Mar. 29 - April 2, 2010

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Join the SITE Community:
http://www.sitecommunity.org/

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

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

Contact:
SITE--Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, Virginia 23327  USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: conf@aace.org  * 
http://site.AACE.org

The Rizal Library

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"Fourth International Conference"

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

 

 

The Rizal Library Conference Committee invites proposals for papers to the "The Fourth Rizal Library International Conference" to be held at the Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines on 25-26 October 2010.

 

MAIN THEME: "Library Spaces: Building Effective and Sustainable Physical and Virtual Libraries."

 

The changing information landscape is influencing the physical library and changing it from a collection-based library into a learning commons or community center where people can access and share information. As information becomes more available online, the community center role of libraries will become increasingly important both in the physical and virtual spaces. Library users are now in Facebook, Multiply, Twitter and other social networking sites and the library must also join these communities to reach existing and potential library users. This conference is about building physical and virtual library spaces where people can get free information and share ideas.

 

Session themes:

 

1.    The Information Commons

 

The Information Commons or learning commons is designed to be a one-stop physical space where any or all users may search, gather, share and create information. It is designed to engage students and enhance learning. It brings together pervasive technology, content and services in one physical space.  This subtheme brings to fore the characteristics of the information commons and how it impacts on learning.

 

  1. Mobile Digital Librarianship


Libraries are already offering services through the Web but most library users and non-users of today are "on-the go" and access information wherever they may be through their mobile devices. In order to engage this crowd, librarians must go where the users are. This subtheme presents the components of the mobile web and how the library can engage actual and potential users in using the library via their mobile devices.

 

  1. Social Networking Tools

 

Libraries have always played two roles, that of providing free information and providing a space for learning and discussion. Social networking offers a great possibility to carry out these roles. It is a growing phenomenon that has revolutionized the way people communicate, collaborate or simply express themselves. It has attracted not only digital natives but also digital migrants. This subtheme is about the application of social networking tools in reaching library and non-library users.

 

 

 

 

  1. Library Services for Distance Learners

 

Distance education has led to the enhancement and redefinition of academic library services. In traditional classroom based learning, the student and faculty have to go to the library to access information. With distance education, the library provides access to information from remote locations. Distance education demands that students and faculty access information from wherever they maybe. This subtheme provides discussion on the modes of delivery of information to distance learners.

 

  1. Library Management Systems in the Virtual World

 

As more social and intelligent services are introduced in the Internet, library information systems are becoming more web-based to respond to the changing needs of users.  Information users now want access to text, and multimedia as well as participation in tagging content of library catalogues. This subtheme presents library management systems that are web enabled and participatory.

 

6.    Technical Services: Trends and Issues

 

Virtual environments and technological advances demand new systems and new knowledge and skills related to electronic resource management, metadata creation and other web applications. Many automation vendors have responded by developing new library systems that work on the Web environment. Librarians in turn should acquire new knowledge and competencies to be in tune with these changes. This subtheme introduces the trends and issues in technical services and discusses how librarians and libraries can cope with these trends.

 

  1. Marketing and Promoting Libraries: Focus on Return on Investment (ROI)

 

In today's economic climate, with rising costs and dwindling value of money, libraries are challenged to ensure the return on investment and if possible acquire income.  Marketing and promotion have become by-words in libraries to increase usage of the collection and facilities of the library and the value of the services rendered.  This subtheme aims to introduce librarians to the ways and means of marketing and promoting their services.

 

  1. Reference Service and Information Literacy

 

The reference service in today's libraries is at the forefront of providing information literacy skills to the net generation users who surf the net for information. Reference librarians are faced with engaging this group of users to maximize the use of databases and other search tools in searching for credible information instead of directly going to the Internet. This subtheme is concerned with teaching information literacy skills to library users.

 

  1. Library as Place: Planning and Evaluating New Spaces

 

Libraries have always been considered as storehouses of books and as silent study areas. Today the use of space in libraries are changing to meet the needs of users and to become relevant to a changing information environment. Competition with the Internet and other information providers is difficult.  To remain relevant it must provide an environment that will be attractive to its users. This subtheme will tackle the use of physical and virtual spaces in libraries that will engage users to visit and use the library regularly. 

 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

 

All proposals will be submitted online and must contain all information requested below. All proposals will go through a peer-review process. The receipt deadline for the abstracts is March 1, 2010. Each proposal will be reviewed and results will be released directly to the submitters by April 1, 2010. The full paper (Text and presentation format) must be submitted by August 1, 2010 to be included in the conference handouts.

 

Proposals should include the following:

Ø  Proposed title

Ø  Abstract (200-300 words) which includes the objectives and learning outcomes for the audience.

Ø  References cited for use in the review process

Ø  Name of presenter(s)

Ø  Position or title of presenter(s)

Ø  Employer or affiliated institution

Ø  Mailing/email address

Ø  Contact numbers

Ø  Short biographical statement and resume

 

Submit proposals to:

The 2010 Conference Committee, Rizal Library, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

Email addresses: wcueto@ateneo.edu, conference_rizallibrary@yahoo.com, ltdavid@ateneo.edu, lourdesdav@gmail.com

 

All accepted paper submitters will be given 30 minutes for the presentation. The open forum from 15 to 30 minutes will follow after all papers for the session have been presented.

 

All accepted poster presenters must prepare posters with text and images that could be read from two to three feet away. The display should encourage two-way communication between the presenter and the audience. The Conference Committee will supply the display boards and the push pins or tacks that may be needed. A schedule for poster presentation will be provided.   

 

Funding. The 2010 Conference Committee will not be able to provide full funding for paper presenters and poster presenters to attend the Rizal Library Fourth International Conference. Presenters must spend for their own travel. The Conference Committee will provide the conference fee, lodging with breakfast, for the duration of the conference, travel to and from the venue, and meals at the conference venue for one presenter per paper or poster only.  

Conference Date:  Feb. 19th-20th 2010 ­ University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland


Keynote Speaker: Sara Ahmed, Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, London.

Call for Papers


Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following:


Social justice, kinships, gay marriage, monogamy, children, family, parenting, commitments, civil partnership, social networks, cyber relationships, dating/virtual dating, queer culture, celibacy, fidelity, rites/rights, ideas on past, present and future directions of lesbian lives and activisms. 


The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) panel sessions, (C) round table discussions, and (D) workshops.

E-mail proposals to lesbian.lives@ucd.ie or post them to:

 'Lesbian Lives XVII'

Women's Studies, L517, Library Building,

School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland.

 
The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday 16th October, 2009


YALSA Poster Sessions

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CHICAGO -- The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites proposals for a poster session on exceptional Teen Tech Week™ events, to be held at ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 24-29, 2010.

Sponsored by YALSA's Technology for Young Adults committee, this poster session will highlight successful and innovative library services and programs from Teen Tech Week that integrate technology in a way that is effective, affordable and replicable at other libraries. Poster presentations will highlight the main points or components of your best practice in a way that participants can easily learn about a topic.

"The Teen Tech Week technology poster sessions give librarians the chance to show off their innovative and interesting ideas," said Linda Braun, YALSA president. "Colleagues who attend the session will walk away with a wealth of great new ideas for future Teen Tech Week programs."

Proposals will be accepted online at www.ala.org/yalsa through Oct. 16. Questions should be directed to Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org. Applicants will be notified of their status in December.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, yalsa@ala.org.

RUSA's 16th Annual Reference Research Forum

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CHICAGO--The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Reference Services Section (RSS) invites the submission of research projects for presentation at RUSA's 16th Annual Reference Research Forum.

The Reference Research Forum is consistently one of the most popular and valuable programs held during the ALA Annual Conference. Attendees will learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. This upcoming program is scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010, as a part of conference events in Washington, D.C.

The committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20 minute-presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Proposals will be selected based on the quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies; the significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service; and the potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies. Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Submissions must not exceed two pages and should include a cover sheet with your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and e-mail address(es).The second page should not show your name, any personal information or the name of your institution, but should instead include the title of the project; an explicit statement of the research problem; a description of the research design and methodologies used and preliminary findings if any; a brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact and significance of the research.

Submissions should be submitted via e-mail by Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, to Liane Luckman, chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee, at lluckman@txstate.edu. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. Examples of projects presented at past Forums are available at the committee's website.

Bundled registration is open Sept. 1-30 for those interested in attending both the 2010 Midwinter Meeting and the 2010 Annual Conference. Registration for the Annual Conference opens Jan. 4. More information will be available at www.ala.org/annual. The most up-to-date information about RUSA events at both the meeting and the conference will be available at the RUSA website or at the RUSA blog.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need.  Not a member, but  interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership. Learn more about the association at www.ala.org/rusa.

 For more information go to http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2009/september2009/refresearch_rusa.cfm

2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference

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Call for Proposals

The 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action, will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ.  The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) is a biennial event that serves as a regional meeting for library staff members to discuss diversity issues, especially issues common to the host region's culture.

The 2010 NDLC Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference. Proposal submission details are listed below.

Suggested Topics/Tracks

Conference presentations are sought in all areas of diversity, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Workplace: administration and management; recruitment and retention; leadership; continuing education; mentoring; organizational culture; office environment; budgeting; motivation; staff skill development; cross-training; usability.
  • User services: reference; collections; programming; health education; assessment; instructional design; marketing; collaborations; community spaces/learning spaces; outreach; the Library as a Place; customer service; consumerization; usability.
  • Technology: emerging technologies; technology services; social networking; teaching and learning; innovations; online learning; core competencies; Library 2.0; YouTube; digitization; open source; visual media; web-based collaborative software; learning 2.0, second life; widgets/applications/mashups; virtual libraries/scan on demand.

Presentation Formats

Presentations may take one of the following formats:

  • Individual presentation
  • Poster session
  • Panel session

Submission Guidelines

Proposals which include all of the following will be considered:

  • Name and contact information for principal contact (if more than one person will be presenting);
  • Complete contact information for all speakers: include name, title, employer or affiliation, email address, telephone/fax numbers;
  • Title of proposed program;
  • Program theme;
  • Program format;
  • A brief (100 words or less) description of the program for conference program purposes;
  • A detailed description (up to 500 words) for proposal submission review;
  • At least three learning outcomes;
  • Audiovisual/equipment requirements (if any); and
  • Biographical statement of the presenter(s) (up to 50 words per presenter).

Proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2009.

Notifications will be made by early December, 2009.

Selection Criteria

All proposals will be peer reviewed.  Successful proposals will:

  • Identify critical diversity issues that will be treated in the program;
  • Demonstrate how the audience will be engaged in program;
  • Have a high degree of relevance to the projected conference attendees;
  • Contain program content that can be re-purposed for continued discussion after the conference;
  • Be unique and innovative or raise issues that have not yet been widely examined; and
  • Have its foundation in recognized diversity research and/or statistics or presents new research and/or statistics

How to Submit Proposals

Submit proposals by email (Word document or PDF attachment) to ndlc2010 (at) Princeton (dot) EDU; Please also direct questions about the conference to this address (you will be required to confirm that you are sending a message to this email address).
Proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2009.

Visit https://qed.princeton.edu/main/NDLC2010 for additional information.

Technology and Learning Conference

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October 2, 2009

Blue Bell, PA

Montgomery County Community College presents the 15th Annual Technology and Learning Conference for faculty and administrators on Friday, October 2, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its Central campus, just north of Philadelphia

Call for Proposals

2009 Call for Proposal Submission Application

The steering committee for the15th Annual Technology and Learning Conference would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the conference. We encourage you and your colleagues to submit proposals for hands-on workshops, general sessions, and/or poster sessions. The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, September 18, 2009.

Presenters are encouraged to focus their sessions on the following conference threads:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Success and Support Services
  • Security and Identity Management
  • Library
  • Emerging Technology
  • E-Learning

Questions? Contact techday@mc3.edu

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition & Conference

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February 21-24, 2010

Hershey, PA

You are invited to submit a proposal to conduct a conference presentation for the 2010 Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition & Conference. Individuals representing all academic disciplines and all phases of technology and education are welcome to submit proposals sixty-minute presentations.

 

For more information go to: http://www.peteandc.com/petec.htm

 

SCOPE: The following strands are examples of interest areas:

  • Adaptive Technology/Special Populations/Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Infrastructure/Security/Management
  • Instructional Strategies/Best Practices
  • Learning Environments/Distance Learning/Course Management
  • Library Media Centers
  • Mobile/Wireless Learning Technologies
  • Performing/Creative Arts
  • Policy/Planning/Funding
  • Professional Development/Teacher Preparation
  • Standards/NCLB
  • Technology and Ethics
  • Technology Directions/Trends: Issues, Innovations, and Research
  • Technology Leadership

RED RIVER WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE

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NINTH ANNUAL

RED RIVER WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE

 CALL FOR PAPERS

 The Red River WS Conference focuses on topics related to Women's 
Studies, Gender Studies and Feminist Studies, including 
interdisciplinary, intersectional and international.  The conference 
brings together scholars from the Red River Valley region and beyond 
to present their research and scholarship related to Women's Studies.

 The 2009 Conference will be held:

Friday, November 6, 2009

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Comstock Memorial Union

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota



Papers and sessions relevant to all topics related to Women's 
Studies, Gender Studies and Feminist Studies will be considered.  
Interdisciplinary research and upper-level student research 
presentations are encouraged.  Submission by e-mail is preferred (as 
e-mail text or Word document).  Deadline for proposals is October 1, 
2009.

 For individual paper proposals:

Proposals are invited on topics related to Women's Studies, Gender 
Studies and Feminist Studies.  Papers/presentations should be no more 
than 20 minutes in length.  Please submit a 500-word (maximum) 
proposal and include your name, institutional affiliation, and a 
contact address/e-mail.  Submission by e-mail is preferred (as e-mail 
text or Word document.)

 For session proposals:

Sessions proposals, including roundtable discussions, are 
encouraged.  Complete session proposals must include a brief summary 
of the session, abstracts of individual presentations, and names and 
contact information for all presenters.  Sessions should be no more 
than 1 hour in length.

 About the Conference:

The Red River Women's Studies Conference is a regional conference 
hosted by a consortium of Women's Studies programs in the Red River 
Valley, including Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota 
State University and University of North Dakota.  In its ninth year, 
the conference is an opportunity for scholars throughout the region 
to present their academic research and work in progress related to 
Women's and Gender Studies.  Its aim is to provide an annual venue 
for academic dialogue on topics related to Women's Studies as well as 
to offer discussion of interdisciplinary and intersectional issues.

 Please send proposals and/or inquiries to:

 Prof. Laurie Blunsom, Chair RRWSC

Women's Studies

Maclean Hall 175

MSUM, Moorhead, MN 56563

blunsom@mnstate.edu

218-477-4070

Collaborative Librarianship

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The journal welcomes articles, reports, reviews, and news items that pertain to any aspect of the nature, methodology, promotion, practice and concerns of how all types of libraries, librarians and library consortia work together and work with partners beyond the library community to advance the creation, collection and dissemination of information services.  Scholarly articles will undergo peer review. Articles, reports and other items not peer reviewed could be published in other sections of the journal.  The journal now invites readers to respond to issues raised in the journal; as appropriate, these responses may be considered for publication.

 

Collaborative Librarianship welcomes applications from those wishing to be considered as peer reviewers.  Please note that the journal wishes to extend its reach internationally. 

Women in the Archives

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Women in the Archives: England/New England April 24, 2010 Brown
University Keynote presentation by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
 

Papers are now being invited for Women in the Archives, a one-day
colloquium co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle
Women's Center at Brown University.
 
This colloquium is the third in what we hope will be an annual series of
"Women in the Archives" events; for more information about the series
and about past WIA events, please visit

 


 

Women in the Archives explores the use of archival materials in the
study of women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices
in archival research and pedagogy. This year our theme is "England/New
England", focusing on periodization and regionality in women's writing
during the colonial period. Papers might address themes such as the
following:

 

*          Colonial perspectives on English culture and writing (and
vice versa)

*          Digital approaches to the representation of physical and
archival 

space

*          Gender and the emerging sense of regional or national
identity

*          Literary periodization and its complications for colonial
writing

*          Copyright, intellectual property, and gender

 

The larger concerns of the Women in the Archives series as a whole

include:

 

*          pedagogy and interdisciplinary pedagogies

*          the construction of archival spaces

*          material modes of textuality across disciplines

*          technologies of research and teaching, and the impact of
digital 

media on the archive

*          new directions in archival research

*          editing archival materials

 

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, and presenters will also
be invited to join in a panel discussion.

 

Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to WWP@brown.edu by
October 1, 2009.

 

 
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2009
Full Case Submission Deadline: December 30, 2009
Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and
Experiences
A book edited by Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Dr. Shelley Albritton, Dr.
Wendy Rickman, & Dr. Barbara Wilmes
University of Central Arkansas, United States

To be published by IGI Global:

Introduction
Distance education, or distance learning, is a field of education
that focuses on the pedagogy and andragogy, technology, and
instructional systems design that aim to deliver education to students
who are not physically "on site". Rather than attending courses in
person, teachers and students may communicate at times of their own
choosing by exchanging printed or electronic media, or through
technology that allows them to communicate in real time and through
other online ways. Distance education courses that require a physical
on-site presence for any reason including the taking of examinations is
considered to be a hybrid or blended course of study (Wikipedia,
2009). The quality of the product in relation to distance education is
defined by many components.  The days of the independent study
mindset are in decline.  Through the use of instructional design and
implementation strategies distance education programs are getting bigger
and better.  This book will explore some of the issues facing
institutions as they build quality distance delivery programs. 

Objective of the Book
The book will contain current research-based best practices of
designing, teaching, and learning in distance learning environments in
the field of education (both higher education and P-12) as viewed
through the lens of both quantitative and qualitative research analyses.
 Research-based case studies will provide best practices that can serve
as a guide or how-to manual for distance learning issues that the
novice to the expert can apply to improve teaching and learning in
distance learning programs.  The purpose and potential impact of this
book is to provide a practical resource in the field of education, based
upon current research with case study analyses, of strategies and
methods that can be applied to improve designing, teaching, and learning
in a distance learning environment that will appeal to the most novice
and to the most experienced distance learning administrator and/or
instructor. 

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and
researchers working in the field of distance education.  Specifically,
the target audience will include novice, intermediate, and expert
distance learning administrators as well as instructors in
college/educational settings (not business or industry training).  This
book will be a resource containing relevant and applicable research on
distance learning issues. It could also be used in specific courses for
graduate programs in educational technology and instructional
technology.

Recommended Higher Education and P-12 Education Topics include, but are
not limited to, the following:
1. Distance learning in relation to life style changes. 
2. Market-driven demands to provide more distance learning options. 
3. Design for successful teaching and learning in distance delivery
programs (e.g., instructional design models, implementation issues, time
management, curriculum and assessment).
4. Leadership issues in both higher education and P-12 institutions
(e.g., vision/mission, organizational change & development, funding
issues, training and support, intellectual property and copyright).
5. Issues with various types of distance delivery systems.
6. Accessibility issues for all learners (e.g., diversity issues,
universal access and design, problem solving solutions, application of
the law, and adaptive technology).
7. The application of Web 2.0 in the improvement of distanc
e delivery
programs (e.g., blogs, Wikis, pod casting, teacher tube, instant
messenger, and social networks - My Space, Facebook, and Twitter).
8. Perceptions and attitudes towards distance learning

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before
October 15, 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 October 30, 2009 about the status
of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.  Full chapters are
expected to be submitted by December 30, 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.

Publisher
The 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, Business Science Reference, and Engineering
Science Reference imprints, in early 2011.  For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2011.
 
Important Dates
October 15, 2009        Proposal Submission Deadline
October 30, 2009        Notification of Acceptance
December 30, 2009       Full Chapter Submission
March 15, 2010  Review Results Returned
April 15, 2010          Revised Chapter Submission
April 30, 2010          Final Approval of Chapters
May 15, 2010            Submission of Final Chapters

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to :
Dr. Stephanie Huffman
Department of Teaching, Learning, & Technology
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey, Conway, AR 72034
Tel.: 501-450-5430 * Fax: 501-450-5680 * Cell: 501-733-8464
Email: steph@uca.edu or Stephanie.huffman.69@gmail.com


ISTE 2010* (*formerly the National Educational Computing Conference or NECC) will be held June 27-30, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. 

 

The Call for Participation will be available from September 9 - October 7, 2009. 

ISTE member and non-member educators and students are invited to submit proposals for the conference. We also welcome corporate-sponsored proposals from exhibitors that demonstrate appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, or administration in K-12 education or teacher education.

Dynamic presenters interested in engaging their audience in innovative ways should consider submitting proposals for Workshops, or the highly interactive Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL), Model Lesson, and Open Source Lab session categories.

The juried portion of the conference program covers the breadth and depth of the educational technology field:

  • from developing and articulating a vision of the role of technology in school improvement to implementing the technology infrastructure,
  • from learning about technology to integrating technology into the curriculum,
  • and the ethics and equity issues involved in all of these topics.

Educators and students at all levels, nationally and internationally, are invited to submit proposals. We also welcome corporate-sponsored sessions from exhibitors.

Proposal submissions are reviewed by independent committees of content experts, and evaluations are based primarily on:

  • relevancy of topic to the field of educational technology
  • educational significance and contribution to the respective theme and strand
  • degree to which higher/second-order applications of technology are addressed
  • ease of replication
  • value to participants
  • presenter knowledge and experience

Multiple proposals may be submitted, but typically only one presentation per person is accepted. Presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee.

See also:

Categories--for a listing of session types

Themes & Strands--for a listing of program themes subdivided into strands

How & When to Submit

All proposals must be submitted online. The online submission form, including complete details and instructions, will be available starting September 9, 2009.

The firm deadline for proposal submissions is October 7, 2009.

Final acceptance and regret notifications will be sent by mid-December.

Questions? Contact conf-program@iste.org.

 

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