October 2009 Archives

Code4Lib 2010: Call for Prepared Talk Proposals

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The Code4Lib 2010 conference

Code4Lib 2010 is a conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-like format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software.

The conference will be held Monday February 22nd (preconference day) - Thursday February 25th, 2010 in Asheville, NC. More information can be found at <http://code4lib.org/conference/2010/>.

Prepared talks

Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must focus on one or more of the following areas:

   * "tools" (some cool new software, software library or integration platform)
   * "specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones)
   * "challenges" (one or more big problems we should collectively address)

The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:

   * usefulness
   * newness
   * geekiness
   * diversity of topics

We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk sessions should provide everyone who wishes to present with an opportunity to do so.


Proposals can be submitted through November 13. Voting will commence soon thereafter and be open through December 1st. Successful candidates will be notified by December 3rd. The submitter (and if necessary a second presenter) will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference through December 21st.

Guidelines for Proposals and Submissions

Proposal abstracts must be no longer than 500 words. Include your name and email address. All proposals should be submitted on the wiki page at <http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2010talks_Submissions> .


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Zadar, Croatia, 24 - 28 May 2010

University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia (http://www.unizd.hr/)

Full information at: http://www.ffos.hr/lida/  Email: lida@ffos.hr


The annual international conference Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. Each year a different and 'hot' theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covering research and development and the second part addressing advances in applications and practice. LIDA brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable locations.

Themes LIDA 2010

Part I: DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP: support by digital libraries

Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following topics:

  • research, practices, and values related to digital scholarship, including conceptual frameworks that emerged;
  • contemporary nature of the scholarly information and communication environment in general and as involving digital libraries in particular;
  • developments in digital humanities;
  • navigating shifting patterns of scholarly communication;
  • the impact digital libraries have on digital scholarship and on education in various fields, and vice versa; the impact of digital scholarship on digital libraries;
  • studies on how faculty, researchers, and students  make use of digital scholarly resources for their research or in education;
  • practices that emerged in libraries related to support of digital scholarship, such as resource/collection building, digitization, preservation, access, services and others;
  • international aspects of digital libraries with related trends in globalization and cooperative opportunities for support of digital scholarship;
  • research and discussions on general questions:  How are we to understand new forms of scholarship and scholarly works in their own right? How are we to respond in digital libraries? What are the opportunities and challenges?

Part II: DIGITAL NATIVES: challenges & innovations in reaching out to digital born generations

Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following topics:

  • research and discussions on general questions:  who are these digital natives? How they are different from older generations - or digital immigrants - and what is the world they're creating going to look like?
  • the impact of digital natives on libraries;
  • digital libraries and social networks on the Web;
  • the cultural and technological challenges faced by digital libraries in serving digital natives;
  • examples of library services specifically aimed at digital natives;
  • efforts by libraries to help people that are more digital immigrants to  become more digitally natives;
  • role of libraries in e-learning and education in general;
  • is the future of libraries closely associated with how successfully they meet the demands of digital users?

Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:

  1. Papers: research studies and reports on practices and advances that will be presented at the conference and included in published Proceedings
  2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies, advances, examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster session. Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or two- page paper.
  3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services, interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions.
  4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop organizers.
  5. PhD Forum: short presentations by PhD students, particularly as related to their dissertation; help and responses by a panel of educators.

Instructions for submissions are at LIDA site http://www.ffos.hr/lida/


For papers (an extended abstract) and workshops (a short proposal): 15 January 2010. Acceptance by 10 February 2010.

For demonstrations (a proposal) and posters (an extended abstract): 1 February 2010. Acceptance by 15 February 2010.

Final submission for all accepted papers and posters: 15 March 2010.

Conference contact information

Conference  co-directors:

TATJANA APARAC-JELUSIC, Department of Library and Information Science

University of Zadar; Zadar, Croatia; taparac@unizd.hr

TEFKO SARACEVIC, School of Communication and Information; Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA tefkos@rutgers.edu

Program chairs:

For Theme I: VITTORE CASAROSA, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerch;,  Pisa, Italy,  casarosa@isti.cnr.it

For Theme II: GARY MARCHIONINI,  School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, march@ils.unc.edu


Zadar is one of the enchanting cities on the Adriatic coast,  rich in history. It still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. In addition, Zadar region encompasses many natural beauties, most prominent among them is the Kornati National Park, the most unusual and indented set of close to a 100 small islands in the Mediterranean For Zadar see http://www.zadar.hr/English/Default.aspx. For Croatia see http://www.croatia.hr/

CALL FOR PAPERS. Berkshire Conference on Women's History.
"GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space"

June 9-12, 2011, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 Proposals due March 1, 2010.The Berkshire Conference of Women's Historians
is holding its next conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2011 marks the 15th Berkshire Conference on Women's History and the 100th
anniversary of International Women's Day, which was first celebrated in
Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland and is now honored by more than
sixty countries around the globe. The choice of "Generations" reflects this
transnational intellectual, political, and organizational heritage as well
as a desire to explore related questions such as:

The process for submitting and vetting papers and panels has changed
substantially from previous years, so please read the instructions
carefully.  To encourage transnational discussions, panels will be
principally organized along thematic rather than national lines and
therefore proposals will be vetted by a transnational group of scholars with
expertise in a particular thematic, rather than geographic, field.  All
proposals must be directed to ONE of the following subcommittees and should
be submitted electronically.  Please list a second choice for the
subcommittee to vet your proposal but do not submit to more than one
subcommittee.  Instructions for submission will be posted on the Berkshire
Conference website

by November 1, 2009.  Preference will be given to discussions of any topic
across national boundaries and to work that addresses sexuality, race, and
labor in any context, with special consideration for pre-modern (ancient,
medieval, early modern" EUDORA="AUTOURL">http://www.berksconference.org<https://mail-www.oit.umass.edu/horde/util/go.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.berksconference.org&Horde=58533ff4c6fb301a6f0041c8fea6a48a>
by November 1, 2009.  Preference will be given to discussions of any topic
across national boundaries and to work that addresses sexuality, race, and
labor in any context, with special consideration for pre-modern (ancient,
medieval, early modern) periods.  However, unattached papers and proposals
that fall within a single nation/region will also be given full
consideration.  As a forum dedicated to encouraging innovative,
interdisciplinary scholarship and transnational conversation, the Berkshire
conference continues to encourage submissions from graduate students,
international scholars, independent scholars, filmmakers, and to welcome a
variety of disciplinary perspectives.  Paper abstracts should be no longer
than 250 words; panel (2-3 papers and a comment), roundtable (3 or more
short papers) and workshop (1-2 precirculated papers) proposals should also
include a summary

abstract of no more than 500 words.  Each submission must include the cover
form and a short cv for each presenter. If you have

questions about the most appropriate subcommittee for your proposal or
problems with electronic submission, please direct them to

Jennifer Spear (jms25@sfu.ca <??>).


First Call for Papers

(Accepting paper submissions from Nov. 1, 2009)

The Third IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2010)

July 5-10, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA


(Download a full-page color poster (in November 2009 and December 2009 Issues of the Communications of ACM and IEEE Computer) for the largest Services Computing event in 2010!)



Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (IEEE Computer Society), the Third IEEE 2010 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2010) will be co-located with the 6th IEEE 2010 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010), the 8th IEEE 2010 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2010), and the 7th IEEE 2010 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2010) to grow itself to continute to be the most prestigious professional conference dedicated to cloud computing.

"Change we are leading" is the theme of CLOUD 2010. Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g. hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g. Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g. business process as a service).

In the fast growing Services Computing community, we have launched a series of events to promote and grow Cloud Computing in the past years. In 2002, we promoted Business Grid to share business processes and applications. In early 2008, The IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) has adopted Cloud Computing to be included in the taxonomy as a body of knowledge area of Services Computing. In July 2008, the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2008) has delivered a keynote panel "Business Cloud: Bridging The Power of SOA and Cloud Computing" and a keynote "Cloud Computing". In September 2008, the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008) has delivered a keynote "Web Services: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Communication, and Beyond" and a panel "Cloud Computing and IT as a Service: Opportunities and Challenges" to further motivate the community members to define Cloud Computing in various areas.

Based on the technology foundations and industry driving forces, the 2009 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2009) is created to provide a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Cloud Computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Cloud Computing. CLOUD 2009 is the hot-topic conference co-located with the 2009 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009). The two well-established theme conferences, the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009) held in July 2009 in USA and the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2009) held in September 2009 in India, also enjoyed the success of launching CLOUD-I 2009 and CLOUD-II 2009. CLOUD 2009 was jointly sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) and Services Society. As a community, we have accomplished very well around CLOUD 2009's theme "Change We Can Lead" in 2009.

To discuss this emerging enabling technology of the modern services industry, CLOUD 2010 invites you to join the largest academic conference to explores modern services and software sciences in the field of Services Computing, which was formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry.

CLOUD 2010 tries to attract researchers, practitioners, and industry business leaders in all the following areas to help define and shape cloud computing, and its related modernization strategy and directions of the services industry. You are invited to submit research, engineering, and business innovation papers to the following areas:

•Infrastructure Cloud

•Software Cloud

•Application Cloud

•Business Cloud

•Service-Oriented Architecture in Cloud Computing

•Vituralization of Hardware Resources

•Virtualization of Software Resources

•Cloud Computing Consulting Methods

•Design Tool for Cloud Computing

•Maintenance and Management of Cloud Computing

•Cloud Computing Architecture

•Cloud Applications in Vertical Industries

Paper Submission and Review Process

Please use the submission page (http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2010/submission.html) to find the right tracks and events to submit your papers.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to other conferences or events simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected from all conferences without review.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. Only the accepted and presented papers will be published in the CD-ROM version and online version of the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2010), which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected best papers published in CLOUD 2010 will be invited for potential publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM), and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC). The CLOUD 2010 Proceedings is expected to be included in EI Compendex and other indexing systems. JWSR is indexed in SCI-E and EI Compendex.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found from this web site.

Paper Review Policy

IEEE CLOUD 2010's Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access providers. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.


Important Dates:

Paper Submission Due Date: March 6, 2010 (Accepting paper submissions from Nov. 1, 2009)

Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2010

Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2010

Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference

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Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference February 1-3, 2010 Pre-Conferences January 31, 2010
AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX

**The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended until next
Monday, 11/2/2009.**

ER&L Conference Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit a
proposal for the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference to be
held February 1-3, 2010 with pre-conferences on  January 31st. The
conference location will be on the campus of the University of Texas,
Austin at the AT&T Conference Center. 

Some sessions will also be a part of an online conference.  Topics
include managing, selecting, assessing and marketing e-resources as well
as issues in digital rights and relationships in and out of libraries.

View Track Descriptions:

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the
basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues
listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. Proposals
should be for original work that has not been published. We may request
that some presenters combine sessions with complementary subject matter.
We will also hold a period of open voting to allow potential attendees
to help shape the program.  Voting will be posted on the ER&L blog the
week of November 2, 2010.

Compensation: Presenters receive 50% off the cost of registration.
Presenters asked to participate in an ER&L Online Conference will
receive free conference registration.

More information about the Call for Proposals is available at:
Questions: Please direct questions about the Call for Proposals to
Elizabeth Winter (elizabeth.winter@library.gatech.edu). Please direct
questions related to preconferences to Xan Arch (xanadu@stanford.edu).

Full ER&L '10 conference details are online at:

Don't miss the opportunity to play an active part in 2010 ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute, "Doing Well by Doing Good": Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians.  Submit a proposal now for an interactive webcast or online poster session.  Submissions will be accepted through November 16, 2009.

The ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will offer a forum for an energizing exchange of ideas focusing on leading and managing libraries and staff in libraries. The conference theme,  "Doing Well by Doing Good": Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians, will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today's challenged and flat economic environments.

Leadership of academic and research libraries is always challenging, but it is harder than ever to offer effective, excellent patron services when funds for staff, programs, resources, and services are no longer available. Rather than the overly ambitious challenge of "doing more with less" librarians instead are faced with having to make hard decisions that ensure services, resources, and staff can continue the library's mission.  How do we not only keep up, but also lead the way in an economy in flux?  What contribution can new technologies make to effective management in challenging times? How can we continue to serve as effective mentors and develop leaders for libraries of the future?  What can an entrepreneurial attitude contribute to library leaders' skills?

As ACRL looks ahead to the ACRL 2011 National Conference in Philadelphia, the ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee invites you to take a cue from a famous Philadelphian* known 1) for his love of libraries, and 2) from his reputation for practical (and thrifty!) solutions as you consider the issues and topics suggested for proposals.

1. Benjamin Franklin* was ambitious, hardworking, and trustworthy: Effective strategies for dealing with staff frustrations and stresses

2. Benjamin Franklin was image conscious: Advocacy for the academic library within the academy

3. Benjamin Franklin knew the value of networking: Creative professional development activities

4. Benjamin Franklin took risks, but only very calculated risks: Core competencies for effective risk taking managers

5. Benjamin Franklin came up with solutions that turned potential problems into silver linings: Travel-free and/or inexpensive opportunities for professional growth, or ways to find support for travel

6. Benjamin Franklin looked at the whole picture, guaranteeing supply, quality product, and distribution: Fostering mutually beneficial vendor relationships

7. Benjamin Franklin was inventive: - he thought "out of the box": Applying new inexpensive technologies and products to creative programming and problem solving

8. Benjamin Franklin identified unmet demands, created an awareness of them, and then often stepped forward to fill them: Coping with today's leadership challenges for effective long range/strategic planning

The conference will be held April 21-22, 2010, and will take place in an online conference community.  The online community provides an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network.  The conference will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and programs will be archived for viewing on-demand.

Webcasts (Synchronous): An interactive webcast allows you to give a presentation in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. You may also conduct polls, which can be loaded in advance or created on the fly.  Participants can interact with webcast presenters by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments.  Webcasts may last up to 60 minutes each, and should include time for Q&A with the online audience. Webcasts should include an active learning element(s) in order to engage the online audience.  Interactive Webcasts will be offered on either April 21 or 22, 2010.
Online Poster Sessions (Asynchronous): The online poster session is a PowerPoint presentation that includes your voice recorded along with each slide.  Because the audio is recorded in advance, you do not need to be present when participants are listening to and watching the presentation.  In order to keep poster sessions targeted and focused, posters should be no longer than 10 minutes and are limited to 20 slides.  Information should be presented in bullet point format with no more than five points per slide.  Narration should be used to expand upon concepts/ideas on the slides.

All tools used in the Virtual Conference community area are designed to work with both PC and Macintosh computers, at dial-up Internet connections or higher. 

Proposals should be submitted via the online proposal form.

The deadline for submissions is 11:00 p.m. CST, November 16, 2009.  You will need to have the following prepared before you begin your online proposal as you will not be able to save your proposal and edit later:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation format
  • Presentation  description.  The description should be approximately 500 words, should outline the main points of the program, its relevance to attendees, and ways you will engage the online audience.
  • Short presentation description.  (100 words)
  • At least three learning outcomes
  • Complete contact information for all speakers.  Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the program organizer and the main contact for the presentation. 

Proposals will be evaluated for relevance to the conference theme, clarity, originality, and timeliness.  Special attention will be given to proposals that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:

  • Demonstrates innovative thinking
  • Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology
  • Contributes ideas for positioning academic and research librarians to be leaders both on and off campus
  • Makes effective use of technology in relation to the content presented

Notifications will be issued in January 2010.

Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522.

Global Issues, Local Voices: No Limits 2010

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Call for Papers
"Global Issues, Local Voices: No Limits 2010"
March 5-6, 2010 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Keynote Speaker: Professor Obioma Nnaemeka"
No Limits" is an annual student conference dedicated to crossing
boundaries between disciplines and exploring a wide range of women's and
gender issues. We invite proposals from undergraduates, graduate students,
and recent graduates on any topic from any discipline related to women's
issues, lives, histories or cultures; feminism; or women's and gender
studies. Creative writing, visual arts, film, music, performances, and
academic papers are all welcome. Proposals for individual presentations or
pre-made panels are accepted.

Please include in your proposal each of the following items:
An abstract of 250-400 words describing your project and its larger
significance. Include your project title as well.
Contact information: your name, institutional affiliation, mailing
address, e-mail, and phone number MUST be on your abstract.
Please include the text of your proposal in the body of the email AND
attach an electronic copy.
Please include the days you are available to present and any A/V equipment
you might need. 15-20 minute presentations are expected. If you anticipate
your presentation to exceed that time, please make note of it on your

Proposals and questions regarding the conference should be submitted to:
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 22nd, 2010.
Early submission will be responded to prior to the deadline.

Library Technology Conference, 2010

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Library Technology Conference, 2010 ­ Call for Proposals The Library Tecchnology Conference 2010 Committee invites you to submit proposals for presentation at the Library Technology Conference to be held at Macalester College, St. Paul MN, March 17-18, 2010.  To submit a proposal, please visit the conference website at: http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/cgi/siteview.cgi/libtech_conf , and click "Information for Presenters".  Those who wish to submit a proposal must create a free account on the Digital Commons site.  Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 20th, 2009.     ABOUT THE CONFERENCE This popular and growing two-day conference is now in its third year.  The conference includes keynote, concurrent, hands-on and poster sessions highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with libraries, as well as how libraries are using technology to create new and better ways to manage existing resources. This Conference is an opportunity for library staff and the technologists who support them to discuss how these technologies are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to allow participants to learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library.  Sessions are geared toward all types of libraries, a wide range of topics and varying skill levels. Conference sessions will include a mix of traditional lecture-style presentations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and poster sessions. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to attend. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM YOU: We are looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the future” technology presentations.  Projects can be already implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as “out of the box” solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to keep up are welcome topics.  What has worked for you?  Why? What brought you to that solution?  What benefits has it provided to your organization? POSSIBLE PROGRAM TYPES: Traditional Session - 60-minute lecture-style presentation highlighting a technology resource or service.  Workshop Session - 90 minute session offering participants a hands-on experience working with a technology or learning details of a service. Be sure to tell us if there is a maximum number of participants you feel would be appropriate.  Available lab space may ultimately decide the class size.  Group / Panel Discussion - 90-minute group discussion involving a variety of presenters focusing on single topic or specific technology-based service or innovation; should also include an opportunity for audience discussion. Poster Session - posters and handouts describing and explaining a technology resource or service offered in a library.  PRESENTER COMPENSATION: Presenters who participate in a presentation or poster session will be given one- or two-day registration, based on these guidelines: •  If presenting a fulll session, a presenter will be given free registration for both (2) days of the conference.   •    If an institution submits a panel foormat with three (3) or more participants from the same institution in the same session, each panel representative will be given free registration for one (1) day only.  If you have questions or if we can be of assistance as you prepare for your presentation, please contact: Laura Wight at laura.wight@sdstate.edu
The application period for the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Emerald Research Grants is now open.

The award consists of two grants, each worth $5,000, which are sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd. and administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA. These grants will be awarded to two applicants seeking support in conducting research in business librarianship and may be used at the discretion of the award recipients. Winners may be asked to present their findings at a public BRASS event within two years of receiving the award and will be required to acknowledge the Emerald Research Grant when publishing or presenting their research.

Those interested in applying should submit a detailed proposal outlining their proposed research project; methodology, scope and timetable; how this project fits into the existing literature; and projected outcomes, including a statement outlining how this research will benefit the library profession. Submissions will be reviewed for thoroughness and their potential to both positively impact the business librarian profession and to provide a useful addition to the existing library literature.   Past unfunded proposals are welcomed. Proposals will be accepted from both individual researchers and those working collaboratively; at least one member of a collaborative team must be a member of ALA. Please submit your proposals via e-mail to Jennifer Boettcher, chair of the Emerald Research Grant committee, at boettcher@georgtown.edu. All nominations must be received by Dec. 31. Winners will receive their cash prize, along with a citation, at the  RUSA Awards Ceremony on the Monday of the ALA Annual Conference, next scheduled for June 24-29, 2010 in Washington, D.C. 

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.

Irish Masculinities: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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26 - 27 February 2010
Irish Studies International Research Initiative,
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast
Contact: irishmasculinities@googlemail.com
Call for Papers

Peter Middleton has asserted that 'Modern writers have revelled in masculinity without ever quite naming it' and this is particularly true of Irish authors and cultural practitioners. This inaugural interdisciplinary conference on Irish Masculinities will examine the multitudinous ways in which the Irish male has been portrayed and interrogated in Irish culture and society. Criticism on this issue is only now beginning to emerge and it is the aim of this conference to draw this diverse body of researchers together to locate and theorise Irish Masculinities for the first time within the specific context of Irish Studies.

Papers of 20 minutes' duration are invited on themes which may include, but are not limited to:

§  Representations of masculinity in Irish literature

§  The Irish male on stage and screen

§  Irish masculinities and socio-cultural taboos

§  Sport and the Irish male

§  Historicising Irish masculinity

§  Performing Irish masculinities

Please submit an abstract of not more than 300 words by 15th December to Dr. Caroline Magennis and Raymond Mullen at irishmasculinities@googlemail.com<mailto:irishmasculinities@googlemail.com>

Plenary speakers:
Prof. Gerardine Meaney (UCD): 'The Undercover Irishman: Race, Masculinity and Popular Culture'.

Prof. Patricia Coughlan (UCC): '"Taking real things for shadows": Contemporary Irish Literature and Masculine Affects'.

Prof. John Wilson Foster (QUB).

_OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_ will be publishing a special issue on open source ILS/OPAC implementations.  The editor is looking for articles that articulate the planning, development, testing, systems work, marketing, etc. related to the implementation of a replacement to or alternative to a vendor ILS/OPAC.  Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article.  Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2009.  Articles would be due to the editor by April 1, 2010.  Any questions can be directed to the editor.  Thank you.

Dr. Brad Eden
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

You are kindly invited to participate in the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2010), Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-28 of May, 2010.

The conference follows the celebrates the 10th year after the successful IATUL 1999 conference organized in Chania under the leadership of Dr. Anthi Katsirikou then director of the library of Technical University of Crete.

QQML2010 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society organising conferences on data analysis from 1981.

 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes. 



The Conference will attend library professionals: professors, administrators, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers.

As the conference papers will be included in a Book titled:
Advances in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries"
please follow precisely the given Template following the format and instructions from World Scientific Publishing Co.

If you propose a Special Session including 4-5 papers, the papers will be included into the book as a Specific Chapter under the title of the special session.

Special Session proposals should have the session title, the name and affiliation of the organizer and a brief description (5-10 lines).


You may upload  the Abstract/Paper Template and formulate your paper according to the instructions at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html
Please submit your paper in MS Word format as an email attachment to

You can also submit your Abstract electronically by using the facilities of the conference website at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

For presentation regarding your Library or your Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou at anthi@asmda.com


Kind regards 



On behalf of the Conference Committee


Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair

University of Piraeus

Library, Deputy Director

Head, European Documentation Center

Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

Handheld Librarian II

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

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.

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


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

Teaching Information Literacy Online

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We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Teaching Information
Literacy Online, to be published in 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers. This book
will include chapters co-authored by librarian and faculty teams about
successful information literacy initiatives in online learning environments.
We are especially interested in information literacy collaborations in fully
online modes through distance and open learning as well as blended or hybrid
endeavors.   We encourage faculty-librarian author teams from multiple
disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in North America and
internationally.  Our previous books include: Information Literacy
Collaborations That Work (2007), Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy
(2008), and Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments: Strategies for
Evaluating Teaching and Learning (2009). 

This new book, Teaching Information Literacy Online, will present innovative
models for information literacy instruction in online modes, such as distance
or distributed learning, open learning, as well as blended or hybrid.  As these
different formats continue to expand in scope and influence, it is the ideal
time to examine faculty and librarian partnerships for developing information
literacy instruction online.  We have seen the rapid expansion of online
programs at community colleges, four-year institutions, universities with
graduate and doctoral degree programs, through non-traditional adult education
programs, and via international distance learning initiatives.  The central
focus of this book will be on collaboration among librarians and faculty to
effectively deliver quality information literacy instruction online.  This will
potentially include information literacy partnerships for disciplinary and
interdisciplinary courses and programs, international degree programs, open
learning initiatives, open educational resources, online assessment practices,
and adult education programs.  This book will present national and
international library collaborations that have had a significant impact on
information literacy instruction efforts and student learning.

Chapters need to be co-authored by a librarian and a faculty member. Also, each
completed chapter should include the following sections:

Related Literature
Institutional Context
Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary Perspective
Discussion of Faculty Librarian Collaboration (including challenges)
Program Planning (online format, technology, set-up costs, student access
issues, etc.)
Online Learning Model
Impact on Student Learning
Assessment of Online Learning

This book will be co-edited by Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., Associate Dean at the
Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College and Trudi E.
Jacobson, M.L.S., Head of User Education Programs, University Libraries at the
University at Albany, SUNY.

Please send proposals of 1-2 pages to Tom Mackey at Tom.Mackey@esc.edu no later
than November 20, 2009.  Chapter selections will be made and authors notified
by December 10, 2009. First drafts of the completed chapters (25-30 pages) will
be due on March 1, 2010. Final drafts will be due by May 28, 2010. If you have
any questions about proposal ideas or about the book please contact Tom Mackey
via email.


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                          ED-MEDIA 2010

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)

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

** What are your colleagues saying about ED-MEDIA conferences? **

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

                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS  (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Dec. 18th:

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

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:

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:

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


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  **

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


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

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.


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 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


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

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

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

THE SIXTIES, CANADIAN-STYLE Where Have All the Sixties Gone?

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NOVEMBER 4-5, 2010

Where Have All the Sixties Gone?


For more than two decades, the Two Days of Canada conference has 
been one of Canada?s premiere interdisciplinary gatherings. Each 
year, academics, graduate students, undergraduates, and community 
members representing a wide range of disciplines and interests meet 
to share knowledge and expertise about matters of importance to 
Canadians. The theme for the 24th annual conference is ?THE 
SIXTIES, CANADIAN-STYLE: Where Have All the Sixties Gone?? The 
conference will be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, 
Ontario, on Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5, 2010.

The 1960s was a period of tremendous ferment that still captures 
our imagination today. From the rise of antiwar activism, to the 
emergence of nationalist movements and new nation-building 
projects, to calls for women?s and gay liberation, to the flowering 
of new musical, cinematic, and theatrical forms, the era ushered in 
profound social, political, and cultural changes not only in Canada 
but also around the world. This conference proposes to place Canada 
at the centre of this historic moment, allowing participants to 
explore how Canadians both contributed to and were influenced by 
the dramatic transformations that swept the globe during this 
tumultuous time.

The Two Days of Canada conference invites papers reflecting all 
disciplinary approaches to ?THE SIXTIES, CANADIAN-STYLE.? Possible 
topics include but are not limited to:

?       The arts in ?60s Canada in an international context
?       The impact of the Vietnam War in Canada and on U.S.-Canadian 
?       Second-wave feminism
?       Liberatory social and political movements in Canada
?       Students, universities, and radical pedagogy
?       Counterculture communities in Canada
?       1960s-era cultural expressions of Canadian identity
?       Global political change and linkages to Canadian politics
?       Politics, culture, and mass media
?       Trudeaumania
?       The October crisis
?       New social programs in Canada
?       Politics of environment and development
?       Periodizing the sixties

Please submit a 250-word paper proposal, along with a CV, to:

Dr. Tami J. Friedman
Department of History
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
905-688-5550, ext. 3709


Dr. Nick Baxter-Moore
Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
905-688-5550, ext. 4145

All submissions must be received by April 1, 2010.


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 14, 2009

"Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications"

A book edited by Dr. Apostolos Malatras
University of Fribourg, Switzerland


Pervasive computing environments based on the ubiquitous communications paradigm have attracted significant
research interest and have found increased applicability in commercial settings, attributed to the fact that
they provide seamless, customized, and unobtrusive services to their users. Research on pervasive and
ubiquitous computing has been prolific over the past years, leading to a large number of corresponding
diverse software and hardware infrastructures, networking solutions, methodologies, and frameworks.
There exists, therefore, a necessity for an edited collection of articles in this area, in order to
present the most noteworthy current research contributions and provide pointers to pioneering future


Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings
in the area. The overall objective of this publication is to serve as a reference point for anyone
engaging with pervasive computing and communications from a technological, sociological, or user-oriented
perspective. Since the research stream of pervasive computing has been extremely active and prolific
in terms of results and projects over the last few years, this publication targets at collecting the
aforementioned research output and encompassing and taxonomically organizeing it in a comprehensive book.
The field is quite vast and is dispersed in many disciplines, hence the necessity for a book to collect
and uniformly present all related aspects of pervasive computing and communications


Target Audience

The prospective audience of the proposed publication is mainly professionals, researchers, and students
in informatics and computer science that engage themselves with pervasive computing and communications.
The book will serve primarily as a point of reference handbook to all related technologies, applications
and techniques, as well as an indicator of future and emerging trends to stimulate the interested readers.
Researchers will also benefit from having such a reference book on their field, indicating the main
achievements in the interdisciplinary domain of pervasive computing and the future trends and directions.


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

* Applications and real world case-studies of pervasive computing
* Infrastructures to support the deployment of pervasive computing environments
* Context awareness as an enabler of pervasive environments
* Autonomic technologies and services for adaptive pervasive computing
* Drivers and enablers of the pervasive computing paradigm and its impact
* Advances and technologies in the pervasive wireless communications realm (e.g. UWM, IEEE 802.11n, ZigBee, etc.)
* Interoperable exchange of information in the ubiquitous space of pervasive computing
* Systems, architectures, tools, and middleware approaches to address pervasive
* cC computing implementation
* Software engineering approaches to pervasive computing
* Tools and techniques for testing and evaluating pervasive computing systems
* Usability of pervasive computing technologies
* User adoption of pervasive solutions and approaches
* Evaluation techniques and methods for pervasive applications
* Policy-based and Self- management of pervasive communications
* Privacy and security concerns of pervasive computing solutions
* Future directions and emerging trends in pervasive computing and communications
* Compliance of pervasive and bio-inspired computing paradigms
* Interdisciplinary approaches to pervasive computing
* Ethics of pervasive computing and communications


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 14, 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 December 14, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter
guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 14, 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.



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 2010.


Important Dates

November 14, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 14, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
March 14, 2010:     Full Chapter Submission
May 30, 2010:  Review Results Returned
July 30, 2010:  Final Chapter Submission
August 30, 2010:  Final Deadline



Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically or by mail to:

Dr. Apostolos Malatras
Department of Informatics
Tel.: +41263008474 
E-mail: apostolos.malatras@unifr.ch



Have you discovered or developed imaginative games that motivate and engage learners in information literacy sessions?  If so, we are writing to invite you to contribute your ideas to an edited book of games entitled Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction (Neal-Schuman, August 2010) for use in information literacy instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate college and university students.  Each submission should be a game which can be included in a lesson on some aspect of information literacy.


Our definition of a game is "an artificially-constructed, competitive and, above all, FUN activity with  specific goals, rules and constraints." Therefore, in order for your game to be considered for publication in this book, it must:

1)    be enjoyable for both the instructor and his/her students.

2)    involve competition.

3)    have a goal or objective.

4)    have rules and requirements for play.

5)    involve an interactive dialog between the learner and instructional material.

6)    be designed to support specific instructional objectives.

7)    be a challenging activity that requires students to demonstrate information literacy skills.

Submissions can focus on any aspect of information literacy instruction, provided one or more of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education are addressed. Here are some suggestions:

·         Ice-breakers

·         Quick Introductory Library Orientation Sessions

·         Physical and Virtual Structure of Libraries

·         Organization of Library Materials (call numbers, classification systems, etc.)

·         Searching Online Catalogs

·         Identifying a Research Topic

·         Developing a Thesis

·         Monographic Literature

o   Periodical Literature

o   Popular

o   Scholarly, Peer-reviewed

o   Relevant, Subject-specific Databases

·         Online Searching

o   Subject vs. Keyword Searching

o   Boolean Searching

·         Internet Search Strategies

o   Specific Tools

o   Techniques

o   Evaluating Quality and Authority

o   Books

o   Journal Articles

o   Internet Materials

·         Copyright

o   Fair Use/Copyright Infringement

o   Ethical Use of Information

o   Correct Citation

·         Big Picture or Synthesizing Games (For example, games that incorporate the full research process in a "performance-based, apply-your-information-literacy-skills" way.)


We are looking for proposals of 2 to 7 pages that include:

·         Title of Game

·         Rationale and Background

·         Objectives

·         IL Standards Addressed

·         Audience (size, educational level)

·         Time Required

·         Materials and Equipment (including suggested prizes)

·         Preparation

·         Procedures

o   Introduction and Motivation

o   Game Play

o   Closure

·         Evaluation

o   Student Assessment

o   Self-evaluation

·         Tips for Introducing Subject Faculty to IL Game

·         Name, Title, College/University Affiliation, Publication History and Contact Information (including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) of Contributor

We would like to receive proposals by March 10, 2010.

Proposals and questions should be addressed to Theresa McDevitt, mcdevitt@iup.edu, or Kelly Heider kheider@iup.edu .

Gender and Social Computing

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SUBMISSION DUE DATE: February 1, 2010


SPECIAL ISSUE ON: Gender and Social Computing

International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)


Editor-in-Chief: Celia Romm Livermore

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)



The primary objective of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is to lay the foundations of E-Politics as an emerging interdisciplinary area of research and practice, as well as, to offer a venue for publications that focus on theories and empirical research on the manifestations of E-Politics in various contexts and environments. E-Politcs is defined as influence attempts facilitated by or related to electronic media or to the information technology field. As such, it is seen as interdisciplinary, encompassing areas such as information systems, political science, social science (psychology, sociology, and cultural studies), security, ethics, law, management and others.



Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:



·         Impact of culture on eDating practices

·         Manner in which technology shapes different eDating environments

·         Ways in which IT affects the balance of power between consumers of eDating services

·         Ways that technology affects the behavior of eDaters


·         Gender differences in IT enabled grass-roots politics

·         Gender issues and the politics of cyber security

·         Gender issues in eVoting

·         Gender issues in IT supported party politics, including in the last US elections

·         Gender issues in the politics of eGovernment

IT and Gender at Work

·         Behavior of men and women as on-line consumers, service providers, etc.

·         Effect of gender on adoption of IT in various professions

·         Impact of gender on the IT profession

·         impact of IT on changing the work/home balance

·         Information technology as an enabler of leadership for women in various professions

·         roles that men and women play in virtual teams

Virtual communities and social networking

·         Gender relation in virtual worlds

·         Gender relations in a social networking environments

·         Gender relations in gaming communities

·         Gender relations in social networking environments that are supported by technologies other than the Internet (e.g., cell phones, Internet TV)

·         Gender relations in virtual communities



Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Gender and Social Computing on or before February 1, 2010. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines submission.pdf.  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.


ABOUT International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP):

The mission of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is to define and expand the boundaries of e-politics as an emerging area of inter-disciplinary research and practice by assisting in the development of e-politics theories and empirical models. The journal creates a venue for empirical, theoretical, and practical scholarly work on e-politics to be published, leading to sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics in this field. IJEP contributes to the creation of a community of e-politics researchers by serving as a "hub" for related activities, such as organizing seminars and conferences on e-politics and publication of books on e-politics.


This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association




The International Journal of E-Politics is 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.


All submissions should be directed to the attention of:


Celia Romm Livermore (PhD)


International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

E-mail address: ak1667@wayne.edu



ACRL Sponsored Programs at ALA New Orleans 2011

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ACRL invites its committees, sections, and individual members to consider submitting a program proposal for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. 

There will be a virtual meeting on December 8, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. CST for ACRL units and members interested in submitting a proposal for a 2011 ALA Annual Conference Program.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips.  Please note that the Annual Conference program planning process spans twenty months, until Annual 2011.

2011 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposal forms will be due May 3, 2010.  The ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee will review and select 2011 Annual Conference programs, and notifications will be issued before the 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/annualprogramsfaq.cfm

Interested in participating in the virtual meeting on December 8?  Please email Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org.   Once log-in instructions are available, you will be notified.   These instructions will also be posted in ALA Connect, on the main ACRL page.

If you have any questions about the 2011 program process, please contact Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org

Donald A. B. Lindberg Fellowship

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Applications for the Donald A. B. Lindberg Fellowship due November 15, 2009

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for The Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to fund research aimed at expanding the research knowledgebase, linking the information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical research. The endowment will provide a $9,945 grant, awarded by MLA through a competitive grant process, to a qualified health sciences librarian, informatician, health professional, researcher, educator, or health administrator.  Research in alignment with MLA's research agenda's top ranked research questions is preferred over other areas of research and is located at http://www.mlanet.org/research/agenda_2008.html.

An application and more information about the fellowship can be accessed at www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/ or by contacting Lisa C. Fried, MLA's Credentialing, Professional Recognition and Career Coordinator at mlapd2@mlahq.org.

The awardee will be notified in late February 2010. 




        May 17-20, 2010  *  Penang (island), Malaysia

                  (Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort)

                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


     ** Submission Deadline: November 23, 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)

                                      Hosted by:
Open University of Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Wawasan Open University                 

COLOR POSTER­: Global Learn 2010 Asia Pacific  (Available to Print & Distribute)

                  >> CONTENTS & LINKS <<

1. Introduction
2. Topics:  http://aace.org/conf/glearn/topics.htm

3. Program Activities & Submission Information, Deadline November 23:
4. Presentation Categories: http://aace.org/conf/glearn/categories.htm

5. Products/Services Showcases & Presentations:
6. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://aace.org/pubs
7. For Budgeting Purposes:

8. Penang (island), Malaysia:  http://aace.org/conf/cities/penang/
9. Deadlines: http://aace.org/conf/glearn/deadlines.htm

Mission: http://aace.org/conf/glearn/mission.htm

Global Learn Asia Pacific is an annual, international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
The conference will be guided by a respected, international Executive Committee, primarily from countries of the Asia Pacific region.
( http://aace.org/conf/glearn/committeeEC.htm )

This conference serves to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global,
new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed.

Global Learn is a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers,
entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate about. Many individuals are transforming learning environments in local
as well as more global ways. Global Learn offers them an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.

The decision to create and organize this annual conference in Asia and the Pacific Rim is testament to the enormous interest in learning and technology
throughout this region of the world and a response to many requests to AACE to undertake this initiative.

Primary aims of Global Learn include but are not restricted to:

* Create learning and professional development opportunities combining the best and latest technologies
   with educational practices and characterized as interactive, social, and personal experiences.
* Provide opportunities for ongoing exploration of both the diversity and commonality of the uses of educational technology in different regions and cultures.
* Foster a global networking/collaborative community on learning and technology.
* Help visualize and shape the future of learning and teaching.

The following nine themes exemplify the vision and goals of Global Learn for advancement and innovation in:

1. Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching
2. Assessment and Research
3. Educational Reform, Policy, and Innovation
4. Evaluation and Quality Improvement Advances
5. Global Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges
6. Innovative Approaches to Learning and Learning Environments
7. Open Education
8. Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning
9. Virtual and Distance Education

For specific topics within these themes, see: http://aace.org/conf/glearn/topics.htm
* Keynote Speakers & Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers, Best Practice Sessions & Roundtables
* Research/Technical Showcases & Products/Services Showcases
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Virtual Sessions

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by a Program Committee, based on merit and the perceived value for attendees.

Call for Presentations:
Submission guidelines: http://aace.org/conf/glearn/submitguide.htm
Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:

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

Corporations and other organizations have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their learning and technology related
products and services through Products/Services Showcases & Presentations.

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings (hard copy & CD-ROM). Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the learning
and technology global community, reflecting the current state of the art in the field.  In addition, the Proceedings also are internationally distributed through and
archived in EdITLib--Education and Information Library. http://EdITLib.org/

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

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

Hotel: http://aace.org/conf/glearn/hotel.htm

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants includes many extras!

Conference registration will be held at the beautiful Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort. All concurrent sessions will be held at both the
Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Golden Sands Resort. located along the emerald waters of world-famous Batu Feringgi Beach,
with local shopping, dining, and attractions nearby! 

Special discount hotel rates have been obtained for Global Learn participants at approx. $127 USD & 89 EUR;
or specifically Ringgit Malaysia (RM) 450 Nett (including 15% tax) (single/double).
Special hotel rates include daily breakfast buffet and complimentary broadband Internet.

Experience the Pearl of the Orient; Culture, Dining, Shopping, Attractions, & Tours!


Submissions Due:          November 23, 2009
Authors Notified:              December 22, 2009
Proceedings File Due:     March 22, 2010
Early Registration:           March 22, 2010
Advanced Registration:   April 26, 2010
Conference:                     May 17-20, 2010

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

Global Learn Community: http://www.aaceconnect.org/group/glearnasiapacific
AACE Blog:

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

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://AACE.org

Call for Presenters

2010 ALA Annual Midwinter in Boston, MA, January 15-19, 2010


ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication (CCRP) Interest Group of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks proposals for its Research Forum at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA, January 15-19, 2010.  The CCRP Interest Group welcomes submissions that address any aspects of the current issues, mechanisms for solving these issues and the significance of research findings in the broad area of information organization (e.g., cataloging and classification, metadata) especially in relation to digital environment. Proposals dealing with user-generated metadata such as social tagging are also welcome.


Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, practitioners, students and other interested individuals engaged with cataloging and classification research are encouraged to submit proposals.  Proposals are due on November 30, 2009. Each proposal must give the title, an abstract (up to 500 words) and the submitter's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. Proposals should include the following elements: a problem statement, a statement of significance, objectives, methods and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).


From the submissions, the Committee of Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication Interest Group will select several proposals for presentation at the conference.


*DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS*: November  30, 2009


Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:


Dr. Jung-ran Park

Chair, ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research and Publication Interest Group

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Library Metadata, http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t792306902~tab=submit~mode=paper_submission_instructions

Assistant Professor

The iSchool at Drexel

College of Information Science and Technology

Drexel University

Email: jung-ran.park@ischool.drexel.edu

Phone: 215-895-1669

Fax: 215-895-2494

Homepage: http://www.cis.drexel.edu/faculty/jpark/index.html



An international, interdisciplinary conference

30 June - 2 July 2010; Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Confirmed Speakers

Sara Ahmed
Davina Cooper
Krassimira Daskalova
Antke Engel
Katherine Gibson
Rebecca Gomperts
Gail Lewis
Lynne Segal
Margrit Shildrick
Birte Siim
Gloria Wekker
Anna Yeatman

The language of citizenship has, in recent years, been mobilized by
feminists to articulate a wide range of claims and demands. The notions
of economic, political, social, cultural, sexual/ bodily, and intimate
citizenship, for example, have all been developed and explored in terms
of their normative potential and their actual realization. In Europe, in
particular, there has been a strong steer from research funders and
policy makers towards research agendas which address the question of
citizenship in the context of increasingly diverse and multicultural

But, can the concept of citizenship encompass the transformations that
feminist politics seek? What are the restrictions and exclusions of
contemporary forms and practices of citizenship? How does the concept of
citizenship deal with power, inequality, and difference? What are the
problems with framing our desires and visions for the future in terms of
citizenship in a globalizing world of migration, mobility, armed
conflict, economic crisis and climate change? Does the concept of
citizenship restrict our imaginations and limit our horizons within
nation-state formations? Can it ever really grasp the complexity of our
real and longed-for attachments to communities, networks, friends and
loved ones? Is it able to embrace the politics of embodiment and of our
relationships with the non-human world? How have feminists historically
and cross-culturally imagined and prefigured a world beyond citizenship?
Is a feminist, queer or global citizenship thinkable, or should we find
a new language for new forms of belonging?

We invite proposals for papers that address these questions and the
broad theme of the conference. We particularly welcome papers which
explore the interface between the feminist academy and feminist
activism, and which are interdisciplinary and innovative in method and

Individual paper proposals (max. 200 words) or proposals for panels of
three or four related papers (max. 300 words) should be submitted by 1st
December 2009 to: abstracts.beyondcitizenship@bbk.ac.uk

The conference will take place in central London. A limited number of
bursaries will be available. For further information about the
conference, visit:

Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging is
organised by FEMCIT, an EU FP6 integrated research project on "Gendered
citizenship in multicultural Europe: the impact of contemporary women's
movements", in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for Social
Research, at Birkbeck, University of London, Rokkansenteret, at the
University of Bergen, and is sponsored by the Norwegian Research

Organizing Committee
Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Ana Cristina Santos and Mariya
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
Birkbeck, University of London

LOEX of the West 2010

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The LOEX of the West 2010 Committee invites you to submit proposals to be

considered for presentation at the LOEX of the West Conference, June

10-12, 2010, in Calgary, Alberta.


Please see the conference website - http://library.mtroyal.ca/lotw/   - for the details!


[LOEX of the West 2010, Program Chair]

Nancy Goebel

Head Librarian / Human Rights Advisor

Augustana Campus

University of Alberta

4901-46 Ave

Camrose, AB, Canada

T4V 2R3

ph: 780.679.1189

fax: 780.679-1597


Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Conference Center

August 4-8, 2010

Call for Program/Workshop Proposals

For more info go to http://www.bcala.org/NCAAL_7/ncaal7.htm

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association extends an invitation to all information professionals to join us in presenting educational and thought-provoking programs and workshops at the 7 th National Conference of African American Librarians in the �Magic City� of Birmingham.

The Conference serves as a national meeting for professionals in all areas of the information industry and provides opportunities to discuss varying issues, formulate new visions, celebrate achievements and share best practices, as we address issues relevant to libraries.

You are invited to submit a proposal for a program or workshop for presentation at the conference.
Presentations in all areas of librarianship and information science are sought, however we ask you to consider the conference theme,

Culture Keeper VII: Bridging the Divide with Information Access, Activism and Advocacy,
when developing proposals.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Innovative and Emerging Technology
  • Service to Demographically Changing Communities
  • Technology and Information Literacy
  • Effective Leadership in Politically Challenging Environments
  • Managing in Economically Challenging Times
  • Preparing for Directorship
  • Succession Planning
  • Salaries and Pay Equity
  • Recruiting Librarians
  • Library Leadership and Community Collaboration
  • The Essential Role of Library Friends, Trustees, and Foundations

Consider the following presentation formats: Individual and panel, or poster sessions .

Submission Guidelines

A Proposal that includes 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 format and length
  • A brief (100 words or less) description of the program for conference program purposes
  • At least three learning outcomes
  • Audiovisual/equipment requirements (if any); and
  • Biographical statement of the presenter(s) (up to 50 words per presenter)

Selection Criteria

Successful proposals will:
  • Identify critical issues in Librarianship 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
  • Have their foundation in recognized research and/or statistics or present new research and/or statistics.

How to Submit Proposals

  • Using the attached form, submit proposals by email (Word document or PDF attachment) to:

Direct questions about the 7 th NCAAL conference programs to:

Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin, Director

Forsyth County Public Library

Winston Salem, NC 27105



Politics, Libraries and Culture: Historical Perspectives*

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*Library History Round Table (LHRT) Research Forum, June 2010*

* *

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2010 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-29, 2010. The theme of the Forum will be historical perspectives on the ways in which politics and libraries interact and influence one another. In this instance, politics should be considered broadly--not simply as concerning the administration of governments (international, national, state, local) but also the politics of other institutions and groups. Possible topics might be the effects politics have had on the history of libraries, archives, government documents and other cultural records. How have individual and institutional efforts of librarians influenced public policy pertaining to information access, reading, and services to the public? How have political concerns shaped the collection, preservation, availability and use of libraries and other repositories in different periods, locations, and jurisdictions? How have libraries, archives, and similar institutions tried to shape information politics and society through copyright law, the right to read, public library funding and other efforts?

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on November 30, 2009. Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. Proposals should include the following elements: a problem or thesis the study addresses, a statement of significance, objectives, methods, primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

From the submissions, the LHRT Research Committee will select several authors to present their completed work at the Forum. The program will be publicized in January 2010. So that the Forum's facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 4, 2010. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 27, 2010. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALA's events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org/ .

*DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS*: November 30, 2009


Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

* *

*Melanie A. Kimball
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair*
*Simmons** College*
*Graduate School of Library and Information Science
300 The Fenway*
*Boston**, MA 02115*
Telephone: (617) 521-2795
E-mail: melanie.kimball@simmons.edu

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Academic Exchange Quarterly, Summer 2010, Volume 14, Issue 2:
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

The focus of this issue is on the process of learning. Submitted topics
may address questions such as those presented below:

   1. What does it mean "to learn"?
   2. What kinds of teaching strategies maximize student learning?
   3. How do affective factors such as feelings and emotions influence
   4. How do cognitive and environmental factors influence learning?
   5. Are there cognitive/affective interactions or
affective/environmental interactions or even cognitive/environmental
interactions that impact learning?
   6. What are the essential elements of effective teaching or effective

These are a few of the questions raised by the topic, the Scholarship of
Teaching and Learning. As teachers, we need to be not only masters of
our disciplines but also masters of the learning process. As
teacher-scholars, we investigate teaching strategies, pose hypotheses
about learning that can be tested, and assess outcomes in the context of
various disciplines and various learning paradigms. The result is a
reflective, on-going process and a "meta-pedagogy" that is dynamic.

Who May Submit:
Papers are invited that focus on issues and research related to this
"meta-pedagogy." Subject areas might include classroom methods, teaching
technologies, assessment that enhances learning, strategies that promote
equal opportunity in the classroom, learning styles and beliefs,
outcomes-based learning, teacher effectiveness, the use of writing
journals or other approaches to represent and assess thinking processes,
meta-cognitive strategies used by teachers or students, and the use of
different models of learning such as constructivist or behaviorist.
Papers may represent investigations at any grade level, K-graduate
level. Please identify your submission with keyword: SCHOLAR-2

Submission deadline:
Any time until the end of February 2010; see details for other deadline
options like early, regular, and short -see
Early submission offers an opportunity to be considered for Editors'

Submission Procedure:

Feature Editor:
Dr. Betsy Eudey, Associate Professor of Gender Studies & Director of the
Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
California State University Stanislaus
Email: BEudey@csustan.edu

The Catharine Stimpson Prize

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Call for Papers

The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the competition for the 2011 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship.   Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society , the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biannually to the best paper in an international competition.  Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner.   The prize-winning paper will be published in Signs , and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs .

Eligibility:   Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (less than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize.   Papers may be on any topic that falls within the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Papers submitted for the prize must be no longer than 10,000 words and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors.   Guidelines for submission are available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/Signs/instruct.html .

Deadline for Submissions: Â The deadline for submissions for the next Catharine Stimpson Prize is March 1, 2010

Please submit papers online at http://signs.edmgr.com . Be sure to indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize in the cover letter. The honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prize-winning article.

Papers may also be submitted by post to:

The Catharine Stimpson Prize Selection Committee

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Rutgers University

8 Voorhees Chapel

5 Chapel Drive

New Brunswick , New Jersey 08901

Congratulations to Seema Arora-Jonsson, winner of the 2009 Catharine Stimpson Prize for her essay Discordant Connections: Discourses on Gender and Grassroots Activism in Two Forest Communities, which will be published in the Autumn 2009 issue of Signs.
The 7th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information
 will be held in Central London between 21 and 24 June 2010.

The conference theme is Integration in the Information Sciences: unity in
diversity. The conference will explore the integration and underlying unity of
the information sciences, as both academic disciplines and as work practices.
There will be a doctoral students' forum and a information literacy research

Submissions (papers, posters, workshops/seminars) are invited by 22 January

Details are available at http://colis.soi.city.ac.uk

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