September 2010 Archives
The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts for Archiving 2011 to be held May 16-19, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is October 17, 2010. A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found at www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving <http://www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/archiving> .
The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2011 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. Prospective authors are invited to submit oral and interactive presentations by the October 17th deadline.
Proposed program topics include:
· Preservation of and Access to Digital Assets
- Strategies and tools for dealing with file format obsolescence
- Metadata for preservation and discovery
- Collaboration and cooperatives in digital preservation
- Digital curation micro-services and modularity
- Design, development, audio and certification of trusted repositories
- Effective imaging methodologies & processes
- Indexing items for specialized audiences
- Crowd-sourcing metadata creation
- Archival file formats and compression
- Color management in capture and display
- Prioritizing collections for digital archiving
- Intellectual property rights management
- Models for funding and sustaining digital collections
- Digital curation education and training
- Content authentication of digital assets
IS&T Conference Program Manager
703/642-9090 x 106
Call for Use Cases: Library Linked Data
Are you currently using linked data technology  for library-related data, or
considering doing it in the near future? If so, please tell us more by filling
in the questionnaire below and sending it back to us or to email@example.com,
preferably before October 15th, 2010.
The information you provide will be influential in guiding the activities the
Library Linked Data Incubator Group will undertake to help increase global
interoperability of library data on the Web. The information you provide will
be curated and published on the group wikispace at .
We understand that your time is precious, so please don't feel you have to
answer every question. Some sections of the templates are clearly marked as
optional. However, the more information you can provide, the easier it will be
for the Incubator Group to understand your case. And, of course, please do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble answering our questions.
Editorial guidance on specific points is provided at , and examples are
available at .
We are particularly interested in use cases describing the use of library
linked data for end-user oriented applications. However, we're not ruling
anything out at this stage, and the Incubator Group will carefully consider
all submissions we receive.
On behalf of the Incubator Group, thanks in advance for your time,
Emmanuelle Bermes (Emmanuelle.Bermes_bnf.fr), Alexander Haffner (A.Haffner_d-nb.de),
Antoine Isaac (aisaac_few.vu.nl) and Jodi Schneider (jodi.schneider_deri.org)
=== Name ===
A short name by which we can refer to the use case in discussions.
=== Owner ===
The contact person for this use case.
=== Background and Current Practice ===
Where this use case takes place in a specific domain, and so requires some prior
information to understand, this section is used to describe that domain. As far
as possible, please put explanation of the domain in here, to keep the scenario
as short as possible. If this scenario is best illustrated by showing how applying
technology could replace current existing practice, then this section can be used
to describe the current practice. Often, the key to why a use case is important
also lies in what problem would occur if it was not achieved, or what problem
means it is hard to achieve.
=== Goal ===
Two short statements stating (1) what is achieved in the scenario without
reference to linked data, and (2) how we use linked data technology to achieve
=== Target Audience ===
The main audience of your case. For example scholars, the general public, service
providers, archivists, computer programs...
=== Use Case Scenario ===
The use case scenario itself, described as a story in which actors interact with
systems. This section should focus on the user needs in this scenario. Do not
mention technical aspects and/or the use of linked data.
=== Application of linked data for the given use case ===
This section describes how linked data technology could be used to support the
use case above. Try to focus on linked data on an abstract level, without
mentioning concrete applications and/or vocabularies. Hint: Nothing library
=== Existing Work (optional) ===
This section is used to refer to existing technologies or approaches which achieve
the use case (Hint: Specific approaches in the library domain). It may especially
refer to running prototypes or applications.
=== Related Vocabularies (optional) ===
Here you can list and clarify the use of vocabularies (element sets and value
vocabularies) which can be helpful and applied within this context.
=== Problems and Limitations (optional) ===
This section lists reasons why this scenario is or may be difficult to achieve,
including pre-requisites which may not be met, technological obstacles etc. Please
explicitly list here the technical challenges made apparent by this use case. This
will aid in creating a roadmap to overcome those challenges.
=== Related Use Cases and Unanticipated Uses (optional) ===
The scenario above describes a particular case of using linked data. However, by
allowing this scenario to take place, the likely solution allows for other use
cases. This section captures unanticipated uses of the same system apparent in the
use case scenario.
=== References (optional) ===
This section is used to refer to cited literature and quoted websites.
Publication Title: Managing in the Middle: The Librarian's Handbook
Publisher: American Library Association (Fall 2011)
Editors: Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger (Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, CUNY)
Scope: This "grab and go" volume for ALA's Librarian's Handbook series seeks brief, real world articles of use to mid-level managers in academic and public libraries.
Topic and Audience: Top-level library managers, responding to contemporary trends, are increasingly delegating responsibilities to those in the middle, demanding innovation and entrepreneurial creativity, as well as accountability and day-to-day coordination of staff and services. Today's mid-level managers face a variety of new supervisory challenges. Of the roughly 70,000 academic and public librarians, about a third find themselves "managing in the middle" reporting to top-level managers while supervising teams of peers or support staff. Our target audiences are current mid-level library managers, new librarians assuming these roles, and library management students looking for grounded insight into the administrative issues they'll soon be facing.
Authors: We invite essays from those who know the realities of the job best: those managing in the middle. We also seek perspectives from management experts, former mid-level managers, scholars, nascent supervisors, top-level managers, as well as librarians and paraprofessionals who have been "middle managed" A variety of formats are encouraged: "how to," interviews with practitioners, case studies, illuminating anecdotes, brief tips, theory in practice pieces, rants and confessionals, annotated bibliographies, etc.
Some possible themes for consideration include:
� middle manager as leader and entrepreneur
� management expectations of midddle managers
� "sandwich effect� getting it from above and below
� real world applications of leadership principles and management techniques
� developing reflective management practices
� project management: best practices and skills, challenges and successes
� managing the top-level manager
� supervising administrative units and empowering work teams
� risk taking and learning from failure
� both sides now: conflict resolution from the middle
� communicating and listening in the middle
� recruiting, training, retaining
� building trust and morale
� coaching, facilitating, mentoring
� goal setting and annual evaluations
� nightmare bosses and problem employees
� creative problem solving: achieving the impossible
Please submit a one-page proposal (multiple ideas welcome) including a biographical sketch by November 1, 2010 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Brief e-mail queries or questions about the project are also welcome. Contributors will receive a free copy of the publication and discounts on subsequent copies.
For an archive of past messages from the ILI listserv, visit: http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ili-l.
The HistoryMakers is pleased to offer a year-long fellowship (June 6, 2011 through June 1, 2012) working in African American archives. This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will include a 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago location (June 6 - August 26, 2010) and an on-site residency (September 6, 2010 - June 1, 2012) at one of the following host institutions:
Â§ Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
Â§ Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Â§ Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Â§ Franklin Library at Fisk University, Nashville, TN
Â§ The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL
Â§ Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
Â§ Mayme Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA
Â§ Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
All applicants must:
Â§ Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Â§ Hold a recent graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited school (current graduate students are encouraged to apply if their degrees will be completed prior to beginning the fellowship).
Â§ Have a demonstrated interest in archives administration and management. Applicants must have taken at least two courses related to archival information and practice.
Â§ Have a demonstrated interest in African American history. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, and/or through a personal statement in application essay.
Â§ Have a GPA of 3.50 or higher.
During the immersion training program, fellows will receive training in arrangement, description, preservation, reference, and outreach for collections of African American archival materials. Fellows will process collections and create EAD and EAC-CPF finding aids and will learn to appropriately utilize Brownâ€™s Subject Headings in addition to Library of Congress Subject Headings to provide access points to African American materials in print, video, and electronic resources. Fellows will attend lectures presented by African American scholars and representatives from other African American archival repositories. The purpose of these lectures is for fellows to gain a deeper understanding of African American history. Fellows will also take field trips to Chicago-area African American collections.
During the on-site residency period, fellows will utilize knowledge and skills gained during their immersion training to process African American collections. Fellows will be required to organize a public program/community outreach event(lecture, exhibit, etc.) while in residency at their host institution. They will also be expected to give presentations on their education and career choice to other students at the high school and undergraduate levels. Fellows will also be required to keep a log of their experiences and progress throughout the fellowship. Fellows will also be strongly encouraged to submit papers for presentation at professional conferences such as ALA, SAA, MAC etc.
Lodging arrangements during the training institute and during residency at host institution are the responsibility of the fellow. Applicants will be provided with information on local housing options upon acceptance to the program.
All applicants should submit the following:
Â§ Cover letter stating their interest in the internship and future career goals (please include an email address and a daytime telephone number). They should also rank their choicef of host institution placement from 1 through 8 (one being the first choice). They may also explain their choices, if they wish.
Â§ Essay or written statement (2,000 words or less) addressing one or all of the following:
Â§ their interest in African American history and archival collections;
Â§ their view on the importance of increasing diversity in the archival profession; and/or,
Â§ the importance of this fellowship to their future career.
Â§ Resume or CV indicating their academic background, work experience, and volunteer service.
Â§ Undergraduate and graduate transcript. They should also include a printout of classes in which they are currently enrolled, if applicable.
Â§ Three letters of recommendation.
2011-2012 Archive Fellowship Program
1900 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
Call for Proposals - Deadline September 15
2010 NMC Symposium for the Future
October 19 - 21, 2010, via the Internet
Proposals for presentations for the NMC Symposium for the Future, a special 3-day, live online event to be held October 19 - 21, 2010, are being solicited through Wednesday, September 15.
See http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium for full details.
About the Symposium
The Symposium grows from the NMC's Emerging Technologies Initiative, which seeks to answer the question of how to keep abreast of emerging technologies that may be important to our collective work as educators. At the core of this initiative is a focus on emerging technologies and the ways they can be applied in the service of teaching, learning, research, and creative inquiry. A major goal is to stimulate systematic thinking and discussion of the real challenges that face our world and our society, and in particular, how emerging technologies might be applied to solve them.
To set the stage for the intensive discussions this symposium will foster, Case Western Reserve University CIO Lev Gonick will describe a vision for a digital city that is being built, bit by bit, right now in Cleveland. His keynote address, "From Digital Campus to Connected Community," will illustrate some of the ways emerging technology can be applied to the larger challenges faced by a thriving, diverse community like Cleveland.
As its name suggests, the Symposium looks toward the future: what might the world look like in five years? Ten? Further out? Technologies and practices that are just beginning to show promise in an educational or social context may well be commonplace in that time frame. The applicability of technology -- whether established or emerging -- to the social, environmental, and educational challenges we face today is a central theme of the Symposium. Projects that test the applicability of new ideas, research into new solutions for global problems, and demonstrations of cutting-edge tools are all part of this exploration of the future.
Proposals are encouraged on how emerging technologies might be applied to any of the following themes, but this list is not exhaustive and selections will not be limited to these categories:
- Sustainability (physical and natural resources; economic resources; educational resources)
- Renewable energy; clean energy
- Global warming and its impacts
- Ethics in the digital age
- Politics in a globally connected World
- Social issues
The NMC Symposium for the Future is intended to be an ongoing conversation, focused the applications of new technologies to global concerns and issues, and how they will shape the future of education.
Proposals for sessions and demonstrations may be submitted online at
This event continues the ongoing series of specially focused online gatherings that explore new ideas and issues related to technology, learning, and society. The NMC Series of Virtual Symposia is itself an exploration of emerging forms of collaboration and tools.
Additional information about the Symposium can be found at http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium
Please circulate this announcement to any and all areas on campus that may be interested in participating.
CALL FOR PAPERS
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & FINANCE LIBRARIANSHIP
Business Information Literacy & Instruction
The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, a Routledge peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing information literacy within business contexts.
Article submissions should focus on information literacy - the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, select, and use information - in a business context, including academic, public, and special libraries, other information organizations, and everyday life information seeking. Proposals should be research oriented, and could include empirical research, historical or philosophical analysis, or rigorous case-study research.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Information literacy in business-related, everyday life contexts (i.e. financial literacy, investment-related information seeking, consumerism)
- Information literacy and instruction in academic, public or special library environments
- Information literacy for the work-place
- Information literacy for entrepreneurship
- Information literacy for special professions in business (i.e. accountants, marketing professionals, financial counselors)
Proposals of 500 words or less will go through a double-blind peer review process, and should be submitted to the editor, Lisa G. O'Connor, at email@example.com, no later than October 18th, 2010.
Completed manuscripts should be between 5,000-8,000 words and will also go through a double-blind peer review process. Authors will be notified of accepted proposals in early December, 2010, with manuscripts due no later than May 1, 2011.
For a complete version of this CFP visit http://tandf.msgfocus.com/tandf/WBFLCFPSpecialIssue.html
Call for Speakers for "Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green"
Amigos' second Going Green @ Your Library online conference will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. We are looking for librarians interested in sharing their ideas, experiences and excitement about green practices at their library. Our keynote speaker will be Monika Antonelli, co-editor of the forthcoming Greening Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2011) and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State University Mankato.
In addition to the keynote session, we hope to have two simultaneous tracks running throughout the day:
This track will focus on the green practices implemented in libraries. Some of the areas of interest include:
* Green library buildings/renovations
* Green IT
* Green practices in the library (e.g. Green ILL, Green Cataloging)
This second track focuses on ways your library shows the way to be green to others in your community. Topics might include:
* Green programming at the library
* How your library facilitates research on environmental topics
* Green by example: how your library leads others in implementing green practices
Other topics are welcome! Each session will be 45 minutes in length. If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry -- we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries.
To submit your presentation idea(s), go to http://greenlibs2.amigos.org/ and complete the submission form. Proposals will be accepted until September 30.
If you have questions, please contact us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 2011 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Editors: Nancy Everhart and Marcia Mardis
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart at email@example.com.
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622
Deadline: November 1, 2010
This is a fascinating period in the history of library services. For the first time, it is possible to build large, diverse, and universal access library services using collections of digital information and delivering over an information infrastructure at the global scale. This so called digital library brings together researchers and experts from many different disciplines and backgrounds, and enables changes with profound social, organizational and legal implications. Over the past decades, digital libraries have been adopted widely in many areas, and are becoming increasingly complex. They draw on heterogeneous resources, serve diverse user populations, and carry out tasks that are getting more and more complicated. Increasingly, there are demands for multimedia, multicultural, and multilingual digital libraries.
Multilingual communication enables the dissemination of information beyond the boundaries of languages. Nearly every sector of our increasingly global economy and culturally diverse society needs to master multilingual communication. On the one hand, digital information has been created in more than one language, and on the other hand, world wide open access has created a large user population with very diverse languages and cultural backgrounds. Studying multilingual technologies and resources, therefore, helps digital library users to search, browse, recognize and use information from sets of multilingual multimedia information objects.
The study of multilingual technology has existed for at least 15 years, and many new technologies, such as multilingual information access systems, machine translation systems, multilingual thesaurus, etc., have been developed. However, technology development has not fully solved the technology-related problems, not to mention the communication and society-related issues. For example, no widely-used multilingual information access system is available in most digital libraries. People still mostly search for information within their own language unless searching for academic information. In addition, the laws to govern information in different languages are still far from complete, especially the online copyright law. Languages and societies still feel threatened by certain online efforts, such as the Google Book Search project. We still do not have an effective ontology or metadata scheme, which are very important resources in digital libraries, for online resources in one language, not to mention those in multiple languages.
We invite submissions exploring various multilingual related issues in all types of digital libraries. This special issue aims to put specific emphasis on examining the recent achievements at the service side, the user side, and the collection development side of multilingual resources and technologies in digital libraries. The topics that we are specifically interested in are:
1. Service side:
· The current status of multilingual services in digital libraries
· The legal and copyright issues in multilingual information access
· Multilingual information services, training and education
2. User side:
· Digital library users' multilingual demands and requests
· Human information behavior in multilingual digital libraries
· Human computer interaction in multilingual digital libraries
3. Collection development side
· Multilingual resources and technologies for open access
· Multilingual collection building and evaluation
· Multilingual Web academic information organization and mining
· Multilingual generic and domain specific information portal development
4. Support technology
· Cross language information retrieval and machine translation for digital libraries
· Multilingual thesaurus, metadata and ontology for digital libraries
· Multilingual social network analysis and mining for digital libraries
· Multilingual information visualization for digital libraries
· Other multilingual information processing technologies for digital libraries
However, the solicited papers are not restricted to the topics discussed above. All papers related to multilingual resources and technologies in digital libraries will be considered.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Potential authors are asked to submit to the guest editors by email a tentative title and short abstract (which can be revised for the actual submission) to assist in the formation of a panel of appropriate reviewers. Each actual submission of manuscript should note that it is intended for the Special Issue on Electronic Libraries. Submissions to the special issue should follow the journal's formatting guidelines (see http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=el), but the manuscript submissions should be sent to the guest editors by email directly.
Submissions will undergo the normal review process, and will be reviewed by three established researchers selected from a review panel formed for the special issue. Barring unforeseen problems, authors can expect to be notified regarding the review results within three months of submission.
Prof. Daqing He,
School of Information Sciences,
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Dan Wu,
School of Information Management,
Deadline for submission of title and abstract: November 1st, 2010
Deadline for paper submissions: December 1st, 2010
Notification to authors: March 1st, 2011
THE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY
The Electronic Library is a refereed journal which is devoted to the applications and implications of new information and communication technologies, automation, user interfaces, networks and the Web in all types of libraries, information centers and museums throughout the world. It provides a vehicle for reporting and reviewing the latest research, ongoing developments and hardware and software implementations in today's digital library and information environments in different countries; as well as trends in usability, electronic books and e-readiness. It offers practical advice, useful information and descriptions of specific applications from around the globe.
The SEIU District 925 Legacy Project in conjunction with the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University is accepting applications for the SEIU District 925 Educational Research Fellowship for the Study of Women in Organized Labor. This research grant will provide assistance for an advanced graduate student, college/university faculty member or other qualified individual to use the SEIU District 925 Collection and/or the SEIU District 925 oral histories at the Walter P. Reuther Library. Secondary consideration will be given to qualified applicants pursuing another topic concerning the role of women in organized labor. An award of $1000.00 will be issued for travel and related expenses for research in these resources. Terms and Conditions: 1. The successful applicant must use the award by the end of 2011. 2. The $1000.00 award will be issued within one month following the research visit to the Reuther Library. 3. The successful applicant will be required to submit a two-page report outlining reflections on the research conducted within one month following the research visit. How to Apply: Applicants must complete the application form and, on a separate sheet, a summary not to exceed 300 words that specifies the nature of the applicant's project, resources at the Reuther Library to be used and the projected goal of the research. Applications and summaries will be accepted beginning September 7, 2010 and must be postmarked no later than November 12, 2010. Applications are available at http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/opportunity. The award recipient will be announced no later than December 10, 2010. Please submit applications and summaries to: Dr. Louis Jones Walter P. Reuther Library Wayne State University 5401 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48202
The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.
The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
- Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
- Information literacy
- Instructional service techniques
- Information delivery
- Reference services
- Document delivery
- Developing collections
While we accept submissions year-round, if you are interested in submitting an article for possible inclusion in our next published issue, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5, 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome.
Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Medicalization of Sex is a complex and fascinating phenomenon with historical roots in nineteenth century sexology. As a contemporary phenomenon, it occurs at the intersection of technology, culture, gender, medicine, sexuality, global capitalism, and rapid social change.
The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University invites you to a conference on The Medicalization of Sex in Vancouver, BC, April 29-30, 2011. Conference highlights include keynote speakers Leonore Tiefer (NYU Medical School), author of Sex is Not a Natural Act, and Jennifer Terry (University of California, Irvine), author of An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society; special guests Virginia Braun (University of Aukland); Carol Groneman (CUNY); Barbara Marshall (Trent University); Elizabeth Reis (University of Oregon) and Judy Segal (UBC); a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Sexual Pleasure with an introduction by director Liz Canner; and 'Antidote,' a reception featuring local art celebrating genital diversity.This conference is made possible by the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowment and the sponsorship of the New View Campaign, (a feminist educational project, newviewcampaign.org). Ruth Wynn Woodward was a BC pioneer dedicated to the advancement of gender equality.
We seek international, interdisciplinary contributions from a diversity of junior and senior scholars in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, health professions, as well feminist health activists and artists working in this area. Possible topics are the medicalization of sex as it relates to:
- Sexual 'normalcy' & deviancy
- Sexual 'function' & dysfunction
- Sexual 'hygiene' & pollution
- The Sexuopharmaceutical Industry
- Sexology & Sexual Medicine
- Queer Sexualities
- Strategies for education, resistance, and activism related to age, ethnocultural and cultural, bodily, and sexual diversity
Proposals must include the paper title, abstract (max 250 words), and a biography of the author(s) (max 250 word per person). To be considered for early acceptance and reduced registration, please send all proposals via email toThea Cacchioni, Junior Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair, Simon Fraser University at email@example.com by Friday, October 1, 2010. A later set of proposal may be solicited in November.
Be sure to bookmark this page: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/MedicalizationofSex.html.
Medicalization of Sex Conference will be held at:
Simon Fraser University
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
on April 29 + 30, 2011
Thea Cacchioni is the Ruth Wynn Woodard Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Thea earned her BA in Women's Studies at UBC and her MA and PhD in Gender Studies and Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Thea's research interests include gender; sexuality; health; medicalization; 'Female Sexual Dysfunction;' and 'Sexual Revolution.' She has published in the journals Sexualities, Sociology, and the Sociology of Health and Illness. She is currently working on a book entitled 'The Labour of Love: Women in the Second Sexual Revolution' (University of Toronto Press). Thea believes that a truly integrated perspective on women's health does not end in the classroom. In June, 2011 she testified at an FDA advisory hearing against the approval of Flibanserin, a daily anti-depressant drug with several 'unsexy' side-effects (proposed to treat 'hypo-active sexual desire disorder' in pre-menopausal women). During her residency at SFU, she will teach classes on the medicalization of sex, chair an interdisciplinary, multi-media conference on this theme (April 29th-30th, 2011), and engage in other forms of public outreach in this area.
Articles: 3,000-5,000 words; 1 author or 2, 3 co-authors
Compensation: complimentary copy, discount on more
Librarians outside the U.S. encouraged to contribute
Publisher: Routledge Books
Articles: 3,000-5,000 words; 1 author or 2, 3 co-authors
Compensation: complimentary copy, discount on more
Librarians outside the U.S. encouraged to contribute
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing U.S. academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their librarianship know-how by mentoring adults or students: personal, one-on-one contact to further librarianship. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues further the profession. Those accepted will receive a complimentary copy, discounts on additional copies.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 3,000-4,500 words.
Possible topics: mentoring adults with/without a library degree; mentoring grade school, high school, undergrad, grad, doctoral students; mentoring long distance; lesson plans; technology tools; networking; classroom teaching; career workshops and conferences; time investment; job marketing; academic.
Chapters sought from special, school, public, academic librarians, LIS professors about managing a library alone.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.
Possible topics: Time Management, Solo Security Issues, Library Boards, Media Strategies, Manuals and Policies, Legal Concerns, Annual Reports, Useful Software, Problem Patrons, Public Relations, Bidding, Networking, Professional Growth, Websites, Library Use Instruction, Managing Volunteers, Children's Activities.
Chapters sought for an anthology by librarians who are not archivists who've worked with local historical societies in preserving local history, newspaper preservation, managing manuscript/book collections of local authors, local photography collections, kept student oral and written interviews of community members, and have done/are doing related activities. Tips needed on overcoming liability and invasion of privacy issues, what to save, ways to preserve local material for current and future generations. Librarians are often the last chance that important aspects of local culture have of being conserved.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings, sidebars. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.
Call for Submissions:
Public Services Quarterly (PSQ) invites submission of manuscripts for a special thematic issue (volume 7, issue 1/2) on "Rethinking Reference."
As reference statistics from traditional reference desks decline each year, librarians are rethinking delivery of reference services. From combined service desks (reference and circulation) to tiered models (an information desk serving as triage to the reference office) to roving reference, librarians continue to search for ways of reaching out to patrons at their point of need.
In this special issue, we seek to explore new and innovative ways of the delivery of reference services. Some questions that may be addressed include, but not limited to:
- If you've done away with a traditional reference desk, what service replaces it?
- How do you balance delivery of in-person and virtual reference services?
- In staffing an Information Commons, do you need technology support, librarian support, both, or librarian as technology support?
- What are the skills and knowledge required of reference librarians in the 21st century
- How, if at all, do generalist reference librarians develop subject specialist expertise, and vice versa? Are the two roles complimentary?
Nicole Cooke, Librarian/Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, and Ellen Keith, Reference Services Coordinator and Librarian for Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, will edit this special issue of PSQ.
- Manuscript submissions are due December 1, 2010
- Accepted authors will be notified on January 3, 2011
- Author revisions are due February 1, 2011.
Public Services Quarterly, a Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge publication, is a peer reviewed journal that examines traditional and nontraditional areas of public service in academic libraries. This special issue of PSQ will NOT be refereed.
This special issue is scheduled for publication in June 2011.
For more information on Public Services Quarterly and the Instructions for Authors, please visit:
Informing Science & IT Education:
A Conference in Four Parts:
Connect, TeachIT, TeLE, and Inform
June 19 - 24, 2011
Novi Sad, Serbia
Deadline for proposals November 30, 2010
This is also a call for reviewers
For more information go to http://2011.informingscience.org/
InSITE: Connect consists of study in various locations on the transmission of information across time and across space. Connect focuses on the interrelationship between context (historical forces and culture) and information and knowledge transfer.
InSITE: Inform solicits papers in any area that explores issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through IT (information technology).
InSITE: TeachIT focuses on research topics related to teaching IT, including curricular issues, capstone courses, pedagogy, and emerging topics in IT.
InSITE: TeLE focuses on research topics related to using IT to teach. For example, these topics include e-Learning, m-Learning, making classroom teaching more effective, and distance learning.
Call for proposals: ACRL/DVC wants to know how you use technology!
For the fall 2010 program, we are changing things a bit. We want to hear how academic libraries in our own service area have been using technology. As librarians, we are constantly bombarded with new technologies that promise great results, but it's hard to tell which ones will actually work for our own library. What technology have you employed that made your work easier, services better, or had a great end result? Come share it with your colleagues and get them jumpstarted on something new!
We encourage proposals from any area of library services (instruction, reference, tech services, outreach, etc.) but favor presentations on ideas that are quick/cheap/easy to implement, since none of us have a lot of time or money to spare.
The program will be Friday, November 12, at Penn State Great Valley. All presentation slots will be 20 minutes long. To submit a proposal, simply send an email with a presentation title and description (300 words maximum) to Pat Newland firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 10. A committee of ACRL/DVC board members will determine the final presentations; this is a chance to add a peer-reviewed presentation to your CV!
We will close out the day with roundtable discussions and are taking suggestions for these as well. If you have a topic in mind that you would like to discuss with your colleagues, please submit it to Susan Markley email@example.com by Friday, September 10. If your submitted topic is selected, you will have the option to lead the discussion.
Call for Chapter Proposals
Edited by Leanne VandeCreek, Lynn Gullickson, and H. Stephen Wright
To be published by Scarecrow Press
The Psychology of Librarianship will be a collection of scholarly essays examining the psychological aspects of library work and the profession of librarianship. This will be the first book-length, in-depth study of the psychological implications and underpinnings of the library profession. Although there have been occasional articles about the psychological dimensions of library work (especially in regard to job stress), and a few theses that study specific issues (such as training) in detail, there has never been a book that attempts a broader and more comprehensive examination of this topic.
Psychology is a factor in virtually every aspect of librarianship. Beyond the expected psychological issues inherent in any organization, there are psychological dimensions that are unique to library work. The Psychology of Librarianship will address both of these: how traditional organizational psychology applies to librarianship, and how library work involves unique psychological situations.
Potential contributors will be encouraged to submit scholarly papers that are supported by citations to appropriate literature; some topics may require original psychological research. Papers consisting primarily of anecdotes, or which draw mainly on the personal experiences of the author, are discouraged.
Possible chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:
· Why people choose to become librarians
· Managing conflict among librarians
· Generational conflicts: old-school librarians and "geeks"
· Fear and insecurity in the library
· Recognizing and dealing with personality disorders
· Perfectionism vs. the "good enough" syndrome
· The repercussions of technological and organizational fads
· Substance abuse in the library profession
· The self-image of librarians: stereotypes and overcompensation
· The psychology and pathology of collecting
· We'll change it back once he's gone: managing administrators
· Technological change: stresses and resistance
· Bibliographic essay on previous studies of the psychological aspects of librarianship
· Librarians and library users: relationship dynamics
· Bunker mentality: librarians in a defensive posture
Proposals for chapters must be submitted by October 15, 2010. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be notified by November 15, 2010; completed chapters are due by June 1, 2011.
Please send proposals and questions to any of the editors:
- Leanne VandeCreek, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lynn Gullickson, email@example.com
- H. Stephen Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org