January 2011 Archives

Call for Presentations

New Orleans, LA
June 23-28,2011

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor the Chair's 
Research Forum at the 2011 American Library Association Annual 
Conference in New Orleans, LA  (June 23-28). The LRRT Forums are a set 
of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS 
research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion.  

Chair's Forum Topic:  Institutional Review Boards

Institutional review boards (IRBs) are a common fixture in institutions 
of higher education and play a central role in academic research.  
Modern-day scholars must account for IRB guidelines when planning a 
research project.  To better understand the IRB process and its 
implications for scholarship, we are interested in proposals that focus 
on the purpose and functionality of IRBs.  Proposals may address, but 
are not limited to:

* IRBs and protection of subjects
* IRBs and student researchers
* Social science and IRB approval
* Oral history and privacy concerns
* The chilling effect of IRB restrictions
* IRBs with a disciplinary focus

All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries, 
library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals 
are encouraged to submit proposals.  LRRT Members and nonmembers of 
LRRT are invited and welcomed to submit proposals.

Please submit a two-page proposal by Monday, February 21, 2011. Late 
submissions will not be considered, and submissions must be limited to 
two pages in length.  On the first page, please list your name(s), 
title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information 
(telephone number, mailing address, and email address).  The second 
page should NOT show your name or any other identifying information.  
Instead, it must include: 1) The title of your project, and 2) A 
500-word abstract.   Previously published research or research accepted 
for publication by December 15, 2010, will not be considered.

Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 28, 2011. 
Please send submissions (via email or snail mail) to:

Linda L. Lillard, Ph.D.
Library Research Round Table Chair
Associate Professor
205 Carlson Library 
Department of Library Science 
Clarion University 
Clarion, PA  16214
Phone: 814-393-2383 
Email: llillard@clarion.edu

22-25th August 2011

Exhibition Centre, University of York, United Kingdom


Announcement and Call for Papers


The University of York is pleased to announce this latest in the successful and long standing international series of conferences on library performance measurement. In our current global context proof of the value of libraries is of critical importance, hence our chosen theme, but we are seeking as usual submissions on all aspects of the performance, measurement, assessment and evaluation of libraries and related products and services.


We look forward to welcoming to York practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in the performance measurement of library and information services in any context, from all countries and continents.


The Conference will offer a thought provoking programme of invited and submitted papers, and continue its tradition of offering a lively social and visits programme, based on the rich heritage of York, Yorkshire and their associated library and museum collections.


We are currently seeking submissions, the deadline for which is Monday 28th February 2011. Details for those who wish to submit papers and other proposals to the conference are available from the Conference Website at




For further information on submission or any other aspect of the Conference, please contact:




J. Stephen Town

Director of Information

The University of York



YO10 5DD


Tel: +44 (0)1904 323863

Fax: +44 (0)1904 323866


email: stephen.town@york.ac.uk


2011 - 2012 Fellowship Application



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, 2011) and an on-site residency (September 6, 2011 - June 1, 2012) at one of the following host institutions:


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL


Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


Franklin Library at Fisk University, Nashville, TN


The HistoryMakers, Chicago, IL


Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD


Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ





·         All applicants must:

§  Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

§  Hold a recent graduate degree in library science (MLS, MLIS, MIS, MS) from an ALA accredited school OR a graduate degree in other relevant fields, such as history or African American studies (current graduate students are encouraged to apply if their degrees will be completed prior to beginning the fellowship).

§  Have a demonstrated interest in archives administration and management. Applicants must have taken at least two courses related to archival information and practice or have demonstrated work/volunteer experience in archival repositories.

§  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.




·         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 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.), and implement social media or other online resources 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 journal of their experiences and progress throughout the fellowship. Fellows will prepare a poster presentation for the 2012 SAA Annual Conference and will also be strongly encouraged to submit papers for presentation at professional conferences such as ALA, SAA, MAC, New England Archivists, MARAC, Society of Southwest Archivists, etc.


·         STIPEND


·         $37,000.00


·         LODGING


·         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:

§  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 choice of host institution placement from 1 through 8 (one being the first choice).  They must also explain their top three choices, and how their experience will best serve these repositories

§  Essay or written statement (2,000 words or less) addressing all of the following:

·         their interest in African American history and archival collections;

·         what they can contribute to the host repositories;

·         their experience with electronic media and social networking tools;

·         their view on the importance of increasing diversity in the archival profession;

·         what they hope to learn from the experience; and

·         the importance of this fellowship to their future career.

§  Resume or CV indicating their academic background, work experience, and volunteer service.

§  Undergraduate and graduate transcript, including a printout of classes in which they are currently enrolled, if applicable.

§  Three letters of recommendation.


·         Daniel Johnson

·         2011-2012 Archive Fellowship Program

·         The HistoryMakers

·         1900 S. Michigan Ave

·         Chicago, IL 60616

·         dj@thehistorymakers.com




·         Tuesday February 15, 2011






Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011

Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries

A book edited by Mary Popp and Diane Dallis

Indiana University Libraries Bloomington, IN U.S.A.


To be published by IGI Global:




The concept of "resource discovery" has many meanings.  Only now is it beginning to be defined as a description for library research software that allows a library user to search multiple Web-based resources simultaneously and bring back usable search results.  Resource discovery tools have become more mainstream resources.  As librarians work to find, purchase and implement such products as EBSCO Discovery Service, Encore, Primo, and Summon as well as open source tools they need to develop structured procedures for review and implementation that ensure they are using funds wisely. To date, very little has been published on this topic and only a small number of conference programs and presentations have been scheduled or given.  There is an immediate need for information and shared ideas.  


The mission of this book is to provide librarians and administrators with information they can use to evaluate and implement a resource discovery product--to determine how well such software can meet the needs of their users, to make a product choice based on their local needs, to develop plans for implementation, to implement the software and integrate it into the research lives of users, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the software in their own environments.


Resource discovery tools have become more mainstream resources.  As librarians work to find, purchase and implement such products as EBSCO Discovery Service, Encore, Primo, and Summon, as well as open source tools they need to develop structured procedures for review and implementation that ensure they are using funds wisely. To date, very little has been published on this topic and only a small number of conference programs and presentations have been scheduled or given.  There is an immediate need for information and shared ideas.  


Objective of the Book:
We have the following objectives for this book:

  • Propose a working definition of "resource discovery" that can be used in professional discussions about resource discovery products.
  • Identify user behaviors based on empirical research that lead to a need for "resource discovery."
  •  Identify best practices for selecting a discovery tool.
  • Identify best practices for configuring and implementing a discovery tool.
  • Collect and share usability test results for resource discovery and related tools and their implementation into library products and services.
  • Present representative examples of the implementation of discovery tools.
  • Identify areas of concern in use of a resource discovery tool and suggest future enhancements.

Target Audience:
The primary audience for this book is composed of librarians and library administrators in academic libraries, both large and small.  Librarians who are interested in providing resources for users to find information, who are interested in emerging technologies, who maintain library Web sites and catalogs, or provide library instruction to students, faculty and staff in colleges and universities will find the overview information useful. Library administrators who must set priorities and find funding for new resources will be able to use the book to help them plan their review of the marketplace, selection of an appropriate tool, and implementation of that tool.  

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

User behavior and expectations for library web sites and finding tools

How the digital consumer experience influences online research

What libraries have learned from federated search

How college students, faculty members, or other researchers find information

Selecting a discovery tool

Integrating local digital collections and non-mainstream resources into discovery tools

User testing and user-centered design in implementing discovery solutions

Issues in implementing a discovery tool

Representative examples of discovery tools in use including product choice, user input, setting up the discovery tool, and lessons learned

Areas of concern in use of the discovery tool


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.  The proposal should summarize the proposed contents of the paper, provide a draft outline of major points to be included, and provide a chapter title. 


Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 28, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2011. 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 2012.


Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Kris Brancolini, Loyola Marymount University, USA

David Dahl, Towson University, USA

Courtney Greene, Indiana University, USA

Sybil Kelsey, Louisiana State University, USA

Alesia McManus, Howard Community College, USA

Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota, USA

Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor University, USA

Ken Varnum, University of Michigan, USA

Scott Walter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Important Dates

February 28, 2011:     Proposal Submission Deadline

March 28, 2011:         Notification of Acceptance

June 30, 2011:                        Full Chapter Submission

August 30, 2011:        Review Results Returned

September 30, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

October 30, 2011:      Final Deadline

Early 2012:                  Expected Publication Date



Sara Holder, MLIS

Head Librarian

Education Library & Curriculum Resources Centre

McGill University

Montréal, Quebec


Call for Chapters:

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011

Full Chapters Due: July 30, 2011




Collection development (also known as collection management) is the term used to describe the evaluative process used by librarians to choose the items to be included in a particular library or sub-section thereof. There are many factors and variables that a librarian must take into account in this process (e.g. budget/pricing, accessibility, audience, popularity/reliability, trends, etc.) and it can be one of the most time-consuming and difficult aspects of the job. This will be a collection of previously unpublished essays in which the authors describe approaches to collection development carried out in support of professional and/or applied academic programs (e.g., law, teacher education, medicine, business, architecture, library science etc.).


Objective of the Book


Collection development is a challenging part of a librarian's job and one that tends to be very situation-specific, making it difficult to teach it effectively (most, if not all, practical skills in this area are learned on the job). This type of publication would be extremely valuable to the profession, since it will contain practical advice and strategies as well as investigations and comparisons across geographies and disciplines. The volume would be used both by practicing librarians in a wide range of research libraries as well as by professors in Library Science programs as a course text for classes on collection development and academic librarianship.


Target Audience


The intended audience for the book would be practicing librarians in academic settings who have collection development responsibilities in one or more of the applied disciplines. The book would provide this group with practical advice from fellow practitioners as well as a comparative overview of collection development policies and practices in use at peer institutions. The book would also be of use in library science programs offering courses on collection development and academic librarianship to supplement the general text.


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


Collection Development in Support of ...

Teacher Education Curriculum

Law School Curriculum

Architecture Curriculum

Engineering Curriculum

Business/Commerce/Management Curriculum

Dentistry Curriculum

Medical Curriculum

Nursing Curriculum

Pharmacy Curriculum

Social Work/Counseling Curriculum

Library Science Curriculum


Submission Procedure


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2011, a 2-3 page document clearly outlining the content of his or her proposed. The document should summarize the proposed contents of the chapter and provide a draft outline of major points to be included.


Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 28, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Chapters should be unique to this publication - no previously published or simultaneously submitted material should be included. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.




This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, Hershey, PA and New York, NY, and publisher of the ongoing series Advances in Library Information Studies, as well as numerous other imprints. For additional information concerning the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com . This title is scheduled to be released in 2012.


Important Dates




February 28: Deadline for proposals

March 28: Notification of proposal status

July 30: Full chapter submission

October 30: Review results returned

November 15: Final chapter submission




January 3: Final deadline


Editorial Advisory Board Members


Mary K. Chelton, Queens College/CUNY, USA

Nancy  Mactague, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian Aurora University, USA

Paul Glassman, Felician College, USA

Brian Coutts, Western Kentucky University, USA

Kathryn Bartelt, University of Evansville, USA

Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries, USA

Eloise Hitchcock, Cumberland University, USA

Robert T. Ivey, University of Memphis Libraries, USA

Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal, USA




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

Sara Holder

McGill University Education Library

3700 McTavish Street

Montréal, QC H3A 1Y2


Phone: 514-398-4687

Fax: 514-398-2165

Email: sara.holder@mcgill.ca


Midwest Women's Caucus, Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

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Midwest Women's Caucus, Modern Language Association (M/MLA)
November 3-6, 2011
St. Louis, Missouri
Proposals are due February 4, 2011; Final Panel Proposals are due March 4,
Topic: Looking for the Humor in Women's Music
 Format: Presentations
 Facilitator: Patricia Rudden, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Women in Popular Music: Taking It Light--For all the heavy messages women's
popular music has delivered, there has also been much fun along the way.
This session will explore the artists who have given us the comic songs,
satires, insult songs, telephone songs, game and dance songs, and novelty
songs and all other musical fun engaged in by the women of popular music.
Send proposals to Patricia S. Rudden, Professor of English by February 4,
New York City College of Technology - CUNY
300 Jay Street N512
Brooklyn NY 11201
718 260 5334


Topic: Using Humor in the Feminist Classroom.
Format: Roundtable
Facilitator: Milton Wendland, University of Kansas
"God forbid we should have a sense of humor about these things..." Lesbian
feminist novelist Rita Mae Brown's words define a challenge for us today in
the feminist classroom. Studies show that classroom humor increases student
learning, helps creating classroom cohesion, enlivens "dreaded course
material," and is a way of countering resistance. How do we use humor in the
feminist classroom for these or other purposes? What sorts of humor are
(in)appropriate? In what ways does humor help us de-center power? Or not? In
what ways do you use hyperbole, exaggeration, jokes, satire, informality, or
other forms of humor as a pedagogical tool? This roundtable seeks real-life
examples, activities, and quandaries rather than formal presentation papers.
Presentations should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length, with time in
the facilitated roundtable session devoted to discussion among all
attendees. Send title of presentation along with brief description of
approximately 300 words to Milton Wendland at milton@ku.edu no later than
February 4, 2011.


 Topic: No Sense of Humor . . . No, Seriously
   Format: Presentations
   Facilitator: Jeannie Ludlow, Eastern Illinois University
Humor is a powerful political tool; this session intends to examine how
humor has been used to further feminist goals:  empowering women,
dismantling gender norms, challenging patriarchy, etc. The Women's Caucus of
the M/MLA invites proposals for papers on any aspect of feminist humor in
literature, new media, film/TV, performance, daily life, etc. All
analytical/theoretical approaches are welcome, as are comparative
examinations of feminist humor across cultural, historical, or language
contexts. Please send a title and 250-word abstract to Jeannie Ludlow at
jludlow@eiu.edu no later than February 4, 2011.

2011 LITA National Forum

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Call for Proposals: 


The 2011 LITA National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality pre-conferences (8 hrs.), concurrent sessions (50 minutes) and poster sessions for the 14th annual LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) National Forum to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, September 29-October 2, 2011.


The 2011 theme is:  Rivers of Data, Currents of Change


Due Date for proposals: February 18, 2011


The committee is especially interested in receiving proposals about projects that are experimental and demonstrate risk-taking.


Find additional information and submit a proposal at: http://connect.ala.org/node/113177.


Call for Paper for the ALA International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) Preconference

Deadline: February 20

Theme: Outreach through New Partnership: Strategies and Successes


The IRRT Preconference will be held on Friday, June 24 in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference (June 23 - 28 2011) in New Orleans, LA.  It will be a half-day program from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with presentations and discussion among participants and presenters.

The IRRT Preconference Committee invites proposals for presentations from librarians and administrators from libraries of all sectors.  Based on this year's theme, Outreach through New Partnership: Strategies and Successes, the IRRT Preconference Committee is interested in presentation proposals that emphasize one or more of the following areas: practical case study, application of unique outreach models, successful implementation of creative programs, and summaries of library strategies and approaches to developing sustainable partnerships with local organizations. Of particular interest, but not limited to, are:    

 Collaborative outreach services and programs

Outreach programs and services as catalyst of social and economic changes

Role of libraries as leaders and planners in tapping local resources and forging partnerships to support outreach programs

Unique outreach programs implemented to address literacy and digital divides in underserved communities

Web-based information service program to your community

  Outreach efforts to preschool children and senior citizens

 Instructional programs that has improved local community access to information

 Creative programs in cultural preservation and archiving

Outreach training program for public library staff

Outreach program and service assessment and measurement

Success in advocating and marketing services and programs

Librarians who have successfully developed and implemented creative outreach initiatives to promote library services and programs to underserved communities are encouraged to apply.

In the proposal, please provide:

1.       Title of proposed presentation

2.       Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page or 300 words)

3.       Name, title of position, and affiliation of the presenter(s)

4.       Brief biographical statement of the presenter(s)

5.       Contact information (e-mail address and phone number)

Submission of proposals:

Please submit your proposal electronically to Paula Smith, Co-Chair of the IRRT Preconference Committee, pms20@psu.edu no later than February 20, 2011. Selected presenters will be notified by March 15, 2011.



National Women's Studies Association Conference

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2011 Call for Proposals

Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/womensStudies

Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nwsa

NWSA 2011 CFP Now Available:
February 15 Submission Deadline

Feminist Transformations • November 10-13, 2011 · Atlanta, GA

Program Co-Chairs: Bonnie Thornton Dill,
NWSA President 2010-2012
Professor and Chair Department of Women's Studies
Founding Director, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
University of Maryland

Nikol Alexander-Floyd
Associate Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Co-Founder, Association
for the Study of Black Women in Politics Rutgers University

Feminist Transformations will extend the conversations begun in the past two years
by the NWSA on "Difficult Dialogues" by exploring how we as feminists and women's
studies scholars are transforming the academy-even as it experiences its own transformation-and
how it has also transformed us; how we understand and assess the limitations and
 inroads we have made in transforming our relationship to traditional disciplines;
and how we continue the struggle to make social justice a central aim of our scholarship
and a core value of this society.

The conference explores a central question: how are we transforming thinking about
social change, social movements, knowledge production and agency and how are these
shifts transforming our thinking?   Moreover in doing so, it seeks to provide a
forum for examining how women's studies as a field and feminist theorizing as an
 analytical approach are being transformed through practices that center the ideas
and knowledge generated by intersectionality and transnationalism.

NWSA 2011 identifies several thematic areas in which feminist transformations have
been particularly relevant and/or require sustained dialogue:

* The Politics of Crisis
* Subverting the "Master's" Tools?
* Deploying Feminisms
* Women's Studies without Walls
* Creative Interventions

Visit the conference site for full details and to download the CFP

New Program Feature: Nominations Invited

Authors Meet Critics Sessions

Nomination Deadline for Author Meets Critics Sessions: March 18, 2011
This year we will introduce a new set of featured sessions into the program:  Authors
Meet Critics sessions will be designed to bring authors of recent books, deemed
to be important contributions to the field of women's studies, together with discussants
chosen to provide a variety of viewpoints. Two or three such sessions will be included
in the program and NWSA members are invited to nominate books published between
2009 and 2011. 

Both single authored books and edited collections that are the result
of collaborative engagement among the contributors will be considered. Only NWSA
members may submit nominations; self-nominations and nominations by presses will
not be accepted.  Members of the 2011 program committee will review the nominations
and make selection decisions.

Author Meets Critics Sessions proposals must be submitted via the conference website
 and include:

* Name and affiliation of book author(s)
* Rationale for inclusion in the 2011 program, and
* Suggestions for critics and session organizer, including background and rationale for inclusion for each person

Full details at: http://www.nwsa.org/conference/sessions.php

National Womens Studies Association | 7100 Baltimore Avenue | Suite 203 | College Park | MD | 20740


Edited by Kenneth Burhanna, Kent State University Libraries

Call for chapter proposals: Deadline February 28th, 2011

Scope and Content

This book will highlight the role of libraries and librarians in the high school to college transition, as they work within and across several educational contexts, including schools, community colleges and universities to support student success. What model programs and collaborations are libraries forming? What is the role of information literacy standards and 21st century skills? How is technology furthering these efforts? How can these initiatives be assessed?

Proposed chapters can cover any program, collaboration or aspect of the book's topic. The following list of potential topics, while not exhaustive, can be used as a guide:

·         The role of 21st century learning and information literacy standards.

·         What college professors expect incoming students to know

·         Assessing high school to college transition efforts.

·         Academic library outreach to high schools

·         Community college collaborations

·         Pre-service teacher initiatives

·         The role of the public library in the high school to college transition

·         Virtual school visits to college libraries

·         Outreach to parents

·         Post-secondary option students and the library

·         Upward bound and the library

·         Assessment tools

·         State-wide or regional transition initiatives

·         Professional library associations and the high school to college transition.

Target Audience

Librarians and library administrators across the educational continuum interested in finding new ways to support student success and furthering the missions of their institutions.

The Editor

The editor has worked on several high school to college initiatives and published and presented extensively on his scholarship in this area. Please refer to the bottom of this email for a brief listing of related publications and presentations.

Submission Procedures

Prospective authors are invited to submit a one-page summary of a proposed chapter on or before February 28th.

Please send chapter proposals as an email attachment (MS Word preferred) to kburhann@kent.edu.

Do Not Send Completed Chapters. Authors will be notified about the status of their proposals as soon as possible. Once the book is under contract, authors will be contacted regarding deadlines, format and style guidelines.



Kenneth J. Burhanna

Associate Professor

Head, Instructional Services

Kent State University Libraries




11th Annual Brick and Click Libraries

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Friday, November 4, 2011


Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

"Brick and Click" is a one-day symposium of practical relevance to directors, librarians and paraprofessionals supporting traditional and online resources/services for academic library users. The annual symposium has been hosted by Northwest Missouri State University since its inception in 2001.


Presenter Benefits:

Presenters receive a reduced registration fee ($100) to the symposium and an opportunity to publish a paper in the symposium proceedings. 


Presentation opportunities include a 50 minute session, and/or a 10-minute "Lightning Round" presentation.  For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/BCformats


Topics suggested from the 2010 evaluation forms include: consortial purchasing, budget, embedded librarianship, RDA nuts & bolts, learning commons, mobile web, iPad applications, and reference trends. Sample topics are available at http://bit.ly/BCtopics.


Submit your proposal(s) by March 7, 2011 using the following link(s):

     50-minute presentation:  http://bit.ly/BC50mins

     10-minute presentation:  http://bit.ly/BC10min


If you have questions about presentation proposals, please e-mail Kathy Hart at:  mailto:juliah@nwmissouri.edu.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Learning Styles and Critical Thinking in Library Instruction

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The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the Pennsylvania Library Association is calling for proposals for presentations at the upcoming spring workshop, "Learning Styles and Critical Thinking in Library Instruction." Presenters are requested to submit a proposal that discusses successful library instructional sessions that promote or employ critical thinking methods to a particular group (e.g. adults, children, students, etc.). Librarians from all types of libraries are encouraged to present.


The LIRT workshop will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg from 9:30 a.m.to3:00 p.m.  The two selected presentations will be scheduled in the afternoon, from 1-3 p.m. with 45 minutes allotted for each presentation.


Interested presenters should submit a proposal that includes the following:


Title of presentation


Abstract (not more than 50 words)


Detailed Description (not more than 150 words)


Learning Outcomes (what attendees will take away from the presentation)


 The LIRT will review the submissions and invitations to present will be sent out by mid- February. Deadline for presenter submissions is February 1 2011.


Please submit proposals (and any questions) to Lizah Ismail, Chair, LIRT at lismail@maryu.marywood.edu.

Book Publisher: The Key Publishing House Inc., publisher of academic and non-academic books, Toronto, Ontario

Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and publishing by women with experience in writing and publishing about family. Possible subjects: using life experience; networking; unique issues women must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals; conference participation; self-publishing; teaching tips. Tips on writing about family: creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, nonfiction, novels.

Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me" and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published, co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.

Foreword by Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications, Editor of The Writer's Chronicle, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, George Mason University.  Author of the memoir: and then there were threeŠ (Serving House Books, 2010)

Afterword by Dr. Amy Hudock, co-editor of Literary Mama chosen by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers. She teaches creative writing and co-edited American Prose Writers (Seal Press, 2006)

Co-Editor Carol Smallwood appears in Who's Who of American Women, Michigan Feminist Studies, The Writer's Chronicle. She's included in Best New Writing in Prose 2010. Her 23rd book is Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (American Library Association, 2010). A chapter of newly published Lily's Odyssey was short listed for the Eric Hoffer Prose Award; a book trailer of Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages is http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=8M6m7PXGQIU&feature=related

Co-Editor Suzann Holland, 2010 Winner of Public Libraries Feature Award,  secured the permission of the Laura Ingalls Wilder estate for the forthcoming: The Little House Literary Companion. Her masters degrees include history, library science:  she taught English composition, information literacy, at William Penn University, was a librarian at Milwaukee Public Library, a consultant in Davenport, Iowa. Her anthology contributions appear in: Greenwood Press, Neal-Schuman, the American Library Association

Please send 2-3 possible topics you would like to contribute each described in a few sentences and a 65-75 word bio using the format like the bio's above. Please send in a .doc Word file by January 30, 2011 using FAMILY/Your  Name on the subject line to smallwood@tm.net. You'll receive a Go-Ahead and guidelines if your topics haven't been taken. Contributors will be asked to contribute a total of 1900-2100 words. Those included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy as compensation.


International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011),
Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
27-29 June, 2011, London, UK

The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011)
is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort
that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference
covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society,
which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2011 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing
and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.
The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science
that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge
evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap
between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration
and awareness of current development in secure information management
in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2011 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Date: March 31, 2011
Short Paper (Extended Abstract or Work in Progress): March 20, 2011
Notification of Paper Acceptance /Rejection: April 15, 2011
Notification of Short Paper (Extended Abstract or Work in Progress) Acceptance /Rejection: April 10, 2011
Camera Ready Paper and Short Paper Due: April 30, 2011  
Participant(s) Registration (Open):  January 1, 2011
Early Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): February 1 to April 30, 2011
Late Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): May 1 to June 1, 2011
Conference Dates: June 27-29, 2011  

For more details, please visit www.i-society.eu


New England Women's Studies Association Conference

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UMass Dartmouth, April 29 th -30 th , 2011


Privilege 2011: Theories and Perspectives Inside/Outside the Classroom


The New England Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce that Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, will be the keynote speaker at our 2011 conference. The keynote will include the showing of the new documentary film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible.


NEWSA invites presentations theorizing privilege inside and outside the classroom. Possible topics include:


Sexual privilege -- White privilege -- Heterosexual privilege -- Class privilege --Age privilege


· How do we think about privilege in the 21 st century?


· How does privilege operate in our world?


· How do we educate people about different types of privilege?


· How do different privileges continue to be a barrier in our work?


· What is our role as educators in dismantling systems of privilege ?


· How do different systems of privilege intersect and/or mutually reinforce one another?


· How can we betray our privilege(s)?


· How do we deal with resistance in the classroom to recognizing privilege?




We encourage papers that examine issues of privilege in tandem or from an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference also includes an embedded undergraduate student conference for presentations of undergraduate research and experiences in the discipline of Women's Studies. Like the 2010 conference, we plan to embed undergraduate presentations throughout the program. We encourage proposals from undergraduate students; faculty and undergraduate panels are especially welcome.




500-word abstracts due by February 1st. Panel submissions welcome.


Submit electronically as .RTF, .DOC, or PDF attachment to: newsa@umassd.edu



2nd Call for Participation

Conference Venue: Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Dates: June 16-17, 2011
Proposal submission deadline: January 31, 2011

CFP online at http://iskocus.org/nasko2011.php

During the 2nd NASKO a workshop was conducted to elicit questions
still unanswered in knowledge organization (KO).  This is a small
sample of questions that emerged from the workshop:

What should we be teaching in KO?

What are the funding needs in order to pursue a future KO research agenda?

How do we encourage cumulative theory building in KO?
How does culture/language influence information retrieval practices?
What relationships would be useful in organizing concepts/subjects?
What is the best way to convey relationships within classification/KOS?
Is there really a conflict between "ontological" and "epistemological"
approaches to KO?
What is a concept?

Are there distinct "flavors" of KO in different international areas?
Who do you need to be working with?
What is a community?
How do we visualize complex multidimensional classifications?
How do we create crosswalks from one system to another?
How do we create flexible systems for changing users and artifacts?

Open research questions:
How do artifacts evolve in terms of their use and representation?
How do we handle the collapse of the artifact in inter-linked
resources that provide access to internal parts, and to aggregated wholes?
How can the potential of social tagging best be harnessed?
How can social tagging and vocabulary control interact?
How do we bridge the gap between theories and applications?
How can we apply KO so that we meet those (???) interdisciplinary needs?

The International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) -
Canada/United States Chapter invites researchers to report on these
and other open questions in KO research (e.g., domain analysis,
synthesis of legacy KOSs and newer approaches, the intellectual
culture of KO, etc.) at the 3rd NASKO through submissions of proposals
for research papers, position papers, posters, and workshop proposals.
Acceptable languages for conference submissions include English,
French or Spanish. Doctoral students are especially invited to submit

Proposal categories:

Research and Position Papers: Proposals should include a title and be
no more than 1500 words long. Proposals should be situated in the
extant literature of knowledge organization and have a clearly
articulated theoretical grounding and methodology. Those that report
completed or ongoing work will be given preference. Diverse
perspectives and methodologies are welcome.

Posters: Proposals should include a title and be no more than 650 words long.

Workshops:  Proposals should include a title, an estimated time frame
for the workshop, and a brief description (650 words maximum).

Publication: All accepted papers will be published online. The papers
most highly-ranked during the peer-review process will, with
permission of the authors, be published, in full, in a future issue of
Knowledge Organization.

Deadline for proposals is January 31, 2011.

Proposal format:
Proposals should include the name(s) of the author(s), mailing
addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers.
Please send proposals in Word or .rtf format to Nicolas George:

Proposals will be refereed by the Program Committee. Authors will be
notified of the committee's decision no later than March 11, 2011. All
presenters must register for the conference. Papers to appear as full
text in the electronic proceedings must be submitted no later than May
20, 2011.

Planning Committee:
Richard P. Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Abby Goodrum, Ryerson University

Program Committee:
Amelia Abreu, University of Washington
Clément Arsenault, Université de Montréal
Clare Beghtol, University of Toronto
Thomas M. Dousa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles
Nicolas George, Indiana University, Bloomington
Abby A. Goodrum, Ryerson University
Rebecca Green, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto
Michele Hudon, Université de Montréal
Elin K. Jacob, Indiana University, Bloomington
Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hur-Li Lee, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Aaron Loehrlein, University of British Columbia
Christine Marchese, Long Island University
Elaine Menard, McGill University
Shawne Miksa, University of North Texas, Denton
Hope Olson, University of Wisconsin, Milwakuee
David M. Pimentel, Syracuse University
Richard P. Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Rick Szostak, University of Alberta
Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington
Nancy Williamson, University of Toronto


The European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL) has been the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 14 years. For the 15th year the conference was renamed into:
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

The conference will continue to bring together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2011 is organised by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Berlin School of Library and Information Science, the Computer and Media Services and the Department of Computer Science).

Over the last years, Digital Libraries have taken over a central role in our society. The process of acquiring, creating, processing, retrieving, disseminating, and using knowledge, information, data and metadata has undergone and still continues to undergo significant changes. This includes an ever increasing public access to on-line resources, an evolution in the amount and diversity of resources that are available through this channel, a social shift in the paradigm of how to experience information towards interactive, globally collaborative and personalized approaches, and many more.
In this spirit, TPDL 2011 aims at providing a forum for researchers, developers, content providers and practitioners for presenting and discussing novel results from innovative research and systems development on Digital Libraries.

Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

TPDL 2011 solicits the submission of full (12 pages max.) and short (8 pages max.) research papers. General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics, organized in four areas:
Foundations: Technology and Methodologies
- Digital libraries: architectures and infrastructures
- Metadata standards and protocols in digital library systems
- Interoperability in digital libraries, data and information integration
- Distributed and collaborative information spaces
- Systems, algorithms, and models for digital preservation
- Personalization in digital libraries
- Information access: retrieval and browsing
- Information organization
- Information visualization
- Multimedia information management and retrieval
- Multilinguality in digital libraries
- Knowledge organization and ontologies in digital libraries

Digital Humanities
- Digital libraries in cultural heritage
- Computational linguistics: text mining and retrieval
- Organizational aspects of digital preservation
- Information policy and legal aspects (e.g., copyright laws)
- Social networks and networked information
- Human factors in networked information
- Scholarly primitives

Research Data
- Architectures for large-scale data management (e.g., Grids, Clouds)
- Cyberinfrastructures: architectures, operation and evolution
- Collaborative information environments
- Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
- Scientific data curation
- Metadata for scientific data, data provenance
- Services and workflows for scientific data
- Data and knowledge management in virtual organizations

Applications and User Experience
- Multi-national digital library federations (e.g., Europeana)
- Digital Libraries in eGovernment, elearning, eHealth, eScience, ePublishing
- Semantic Web and Linked Data
- User studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications
- Personal information management and personal digital libraries
- Enterprise-scale knowledge and information management
- User behaviour and modelling
- User mobility and context awareness in information access
- User interfaces for digital libraries

All research papers must be written in English and follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Research papers must be up to 12 pages of length for long papers, up to 8 pages for short papers, and must be submitted via the conference submission system. All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the programme committee. Paper acceptance can be as long paper, short paper or poster.
The size of the poster should not exceed ISO A0 (portrait) size - maximum height of 1189mm (46.81 inches) and maximum width of 841mm (33.11 inches).
The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
All papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference submission system:

CALL FOR DEMOS 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011

Demos provide researchers with an opportunity to present their work in an informal and interactive manner, and obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience.
Demos showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, ranging from research prototypes to operational systems, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting.

We invite the submission of demos on all topics mentioned in the Call for Research Papers.

- Demo submissions consist of a 4-page paper, which must be formatted according to Springer's LNCS guidelines, and submitted via the conference submission system.
- Accepted demos will be allocated up to 4 pages for the written paper in the TPDL 2011 proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
- Accepted demos will be presented at a plenary poster and demo session during the TPDL 2011 conference.
- For demos, authors will be required to bring laptop computers or other appropriate equipment, as no equipment will be provided.

All abstracts for demos need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference submission system:


Continuing a tradition, the TPDL 2011 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as a forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development and use of Digital Libraries, compare approaches, discuss future research problems and receive feedback from the international Digital Library community. The Doctoral Consortium aims to:

- provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with peers, and receive constructive feedback on their work from the international research community;
- help students and doctoral candidates formulate research questions and organise their research;
- help forge new relationships and collaborations within the International Digital Library community, promoting collaborative research; and
- support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

The TPDL 2011 DC invites PhD students whose doctoral research is related to digital libraries and at a stage of progress where feedback from the international community might be of value, to submit extended abstracts of up to 10 pages describing their work. It is expected that students who submit extended abstracts, will have finished the first part of their research (one-two years of their studies) and be still in the middle of their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the TPDL Programme Committee will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the work as well as on the presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 20 minutes are reserved for discussion and feedback from the panel of reviewers. The Doctoral Consortium will take place on a single full day. Up to 12 students will have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to one or more of the conference themes as stated in the Call for Papers. Moreover, they should be presented in a way that demonstrates the link to the chosen conferences theme(s), and they should contain:

- a clear formulation of the research topic and research hypotheses;
- an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current solutions;
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
- a discussion of preliminary results; and
- an evaluation (-plan) of the research.

All papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS guidelines. Please send your submission directly by email to the doctoral consortium chair Milena Dobreva (milena.dobreva@strath.ac.uk). Abstracts of the papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Abstract submission deadline (full and short papers): March 21, 2011
Research paper submission: March 28, 2011 (midnight HAST, GMT -10hrs)
Demo submission: March 28, 2011
Doctoral consortium submission: March 28, 2011
Notification of acceptance (research paper, poster, demo, doctoral consortium): May 23, 2011

Workshop proposal submission: February 14, 2011
Tutorial proposal submission: February 14, 2011
Panel proposal submission: February 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance (workshop, tutorial, panel): March 14, 2011

Submission of final version (research paper, abstract for poster, demo, workshop, tutorial, panel and doctoral consortium): June 6, 2011

All information can also be found on the website: http://www.tpdl2011.org

Conference Officers
General Chair:
Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Programme Co-Chairs:
Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland

Programme Committee

TPDL 2011 - International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
(formerly known as ECDL)
Main conference: September 26-28, 2011
Tutorials, Workshops: September 25, 29, 2011
Venue: Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum Adlershof, Berlin, Germany
Conference Website: http://www.tpdl2011.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TPDL2011
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TPDL2011
Linkedin: http://events.linkedin.com/TPDL-2011-International-Conference/pub/504696
Xing: http://www.xing.com/events/international-conference-theory-practice-digital-libraries-2011-633977

e-Cornucopia OPEN Digital University

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Call for Papers
The topic for the annual e-Learning and Instructional Support conference at Oakland University is openness in education. At this year's conference the break-out sessions will be divided into three tracks: Open Education, Open Access (journals), and Open Source (computer code).
Date: Thursday May 26, 2011 in the Oakland Center at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

The e-Cornucopia OPEN Digital University conference will have three tracks: Open Source, Open Access and Open Education.

Track One--Open Education
Possible Topics: (Any other topics relevant to Open Education also will be welcome.)

• The use of specific platforms for globally accessible educational content such as iTunes U or YouTube or homegrown webpages.
• Non-traditional learning spaces such as Hackerspaces.
• Implications for the economic future of the university  under the open education model
• What are the legal and intellectual property implications of open education for faculty?
• Global sharing of open digital learning objects and easily accessible resources for teaching.

Track Two--Open Access Possible Topics: (Any other topics relevant to Open Access also will be welcome.)

• Open Access Journals -  Benefits and challenges of publishing open access journals, from the publisher's perspective.
• Open Access Publishing - Why faculty should care - tenure and impact factor
• Institutional Repositories - Development and current trends, role in OA.. Role of librarians in promoting OA and digital preservation..
• Open Access Research - Scientific and medical research - government mandates, Public library of science http://www.plos.org/, OA data sets.
• Open Access - Intellectual Property/Copyright & Creative Commons

Track Three--Open Source
Possible Topics: (Any other topics relevant to Open Source also will be welcome.)

• Linux - the most popular open source operating system. An intro to what Linux is, what uses it (you may be using it and not know it), how it's made, and how it may be useful to you.
• Open Source Media Editing - an introduction to the Kdenlive video editor, Audacity audio editor, and GIMP Image editor.
• Open Social Networking - Run your own "Facebook" with Status.net.
• Open Hardware - the benefits of using Open Hardware like the Arduino micro-controller and 3D printers like the Reprap or Makerbot.
• Open Conferencing Software - Big Blue Button is a emerging Open Source competitor to dimdim, WizIQ, and Elluminate.
• Open Learning Management System - Moodle... "How we deployed it and why" or "Moodle 2.0".
• Open Mobile - Android and Meego vs. iOS and Windows Mobile. Open vs. Closed. The pros and cons for the companies, the developers and the users.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Please submit a 200 word abstract of your presentation proposal by Feb. 15, 2011. A presentation session will last 40 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for questions. A projector and laptop will be available.

Apply to the Call for Proposals at:

Call for Chapter Proposals
Chapter proposal submission deadline: January 31, 2011
A book edited by Isabel Maria Miranda & Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha

Dear Professor/ Dr./Mrs./Mr.,

It is our pleasure to invite you to consider contributing to this handbook
of research. 
Chapter proposals of 1-2 pages clearly explaining the mission and concerns
of the proposed chapter are accepted until January 31, 2011. 
Proposals should be sent in Word format or PDF to
Please feel free to forward this message to colleagues / peers who might be

Kind regards,
Isabel Miranda & Manuela Cunha

---------- Introduction:

The healthcare and social care sectors are living a continuously growing
importance in the past years throughout the entire world, and particularly
in most Western countries, where we witness an increase of expenditure in
health and social care per capita every year. This is related to many
aspects of contemporary society, including an increase in life expectancy,
the public demand for a better quality of life and better social and health
services. This must be met with more cost-efficient approaches, and new
technology-based solutions for providing health and social services.
The ICT sector is highly present in this context, with a wide range of
actions, interventions and developments, from research and development of
new models for application and/or integration of existing technology, new
technological advances, until the widespread reach of broadband internet
access to all population (particularly remote areas) and overcoming the
digital divide due to ability to use technology. Simultaneously specific
public and private health and social actions are emerging, and the
problematic issues of integrating the population with special care needs
(such as elder people and the temporarily or permanently disabled) in the
e-Health and e-Social care systems are being faced as emergent, and
contemplated in the social development agenda.

---------- Overall objectives of this book:  

The handbook of research intends to introduce and discuss the main issues,
challenges, opportunities and trends related to the recent ICT-based
developments, applications and services in all embracing fields of social
and healthcare.

---------- Recommended topics: 

The handbook is intended to cover the following aspects:
  - Emerging trends on the social and health care sectors, that can be
addressed by ICT-based applications;
  - User needs analysis;
  - Technological aspects of solutions and applications;
  - Studies of preparedness, adoption and impact;
  - Applications and solutions under development or implemented in the
sector, from the technological, social, organizational dimensions;
  - The human aspects, comprehending psychological aspects; behavioral
effects; social effects; accessibility to technologies; trust; expectancies;

---------- Audience: 

The handbook of research is intended to support a professional audience of
the health care and social care sectors of public and private institutions,
ICT developers and researchers, ICT enterprise managers, and also an
academic audience (teachers, researchers and students, mainly of
post-graduate studies).

---------- Submission Procedure:  

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 31,
2010, a one page proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the
proposed chapter. This proposal should be sent in Word format or PDF to

Authors will be notified by February 10 about the status of their proposals.
Authors of accepted proposals will be sent guidelines to prepare the full
chapter (7,000 - 10,000 words) to be submitted by May 20, 2011.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by
two or three reviewers.

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 scheduled for release in 2012.

---------- Important dates:  

  - Deadline for proposals submission:  January 31, 2011
  - Notification of proposals acceptance/rejection:  February 10, 2011
  - Full chapter submission deadline:  May 20, 2011
  - Notification of review results:  July 15, 2011
  - Submission of revised version of accepted chapters:  September 5, 2011
  - Submission of final materials of accepter chapters:  September 30, 2011


For any questions, please contact the editors:

Isabel Maria Miranda,  isabel.m.f.miranda@gmail.com
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha,  mcruzcunha@gmail.com 

You are receiving this email because of your research activities on the book
related topics.  To unsubscribe please send an email to
isabel.m.f.miranda@gmail.com with the subject "Unsubscribe". 
(please excuse us if you received this call more than once).

  C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S  

       9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics

        Toward useful services for elderly and people with disabilities

                                  ICOST 2011
                                20-22 June 2011
                                Montreal, Canada
                       Email: icost2011@USherbrooke.ca

                 ***   IMPORTANT DATES   ****

January 22, 2011: Full papers submission
March 1, 2011:    Acceptance Notification
March 22, 2011:   Camera-Ready Papers and Registration

                 ***   SCOPE AND AIMS   ****

   A Smart Environments can be considered as an augmented environment capable of utilizing embedded computers, information appliances, micro/nano systems and multi-modal sensors, in which computational intelligence is ubiquitous to provide contextual, proactive and personalized services to people. Nowadays networks, microprocessors, memory chips, smart sensors and actuators are faster, cheaper and smaller. They are becoming pervasive in the physical environment. Current advances in such enabling technologies make it possible to build real Smart Environments and hence provide the opportunity for novel applications and services to be delivered for improving the quality of life and health of people in their home and outside. A Smart Environments allows people to perform tasks efficiently by offering unprecedented levels of access to information and assistance. In the near future, elderly and people with disabilities will avail of smart assistive technology to assist with carrying out daily living activities, to socialize, to enjoy entertainment & leisure activities all whilst maintaining good health and wellbeing. These Smart Environments are complemented through the role of health telematics. Health telematics approaches utilize advanced networks and telecommunication technologies to provide healthcare remotely. Combined with Ubiquitous technologies in Smart Environments, health telematics can radically transform the way health-related services (diagnosis, therapy and assistance) are conceived and delivered. 

   The goal of the ICOST 2011 conference is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, managers in academia, industry and government, as well as domain experts in health sciences, rehabilitation and gerontology to address recent research results in the field. ICOST 2011 invites participants to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences on theoretical and practical advancements that have significant contributions in Smart Environments, Health Telematics and other Assistive Technologies.

                 ***   TOPICS OF INTEREST   *** 

   ICOST 2011 is accepting original research papers. Topics of interest included, but are not limited to:

**  Smart Home & Village:
     -  Intelligent Environments with emphasis on Smart Homes.
     -  Human-Machine Interface and Ambient Intelligence.
     -  Context Awareness/Autonomous Computing.
     -  Modeling of User, Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments.
     -  Activity recognition in smart Environments.
     -  Digital Life Scenario & Life Style Engineering.
     -  Platforms, Middleware and Software Architectures for Intelligent Environments
     -  Sensing and actuating systems.
     -  Home Networks and Residential Gateways.
     -  User Acceptance & Evaluation of Smart Environments.
     -  User Interface and Universal Design.
     -  Universal Design for Smart Environments & Village.
     -  Privacy and Security Issues in Smart environments & Villages.
     -  Applications and services in Ambient Systems for smart Environments (homes, hospitals, schools & classrooms, etc.).

**  Health Telematics & Healthcare Technology:
     -  Personal Medical Data Collection and Processing (Health Vaults).
     -  Home Health Monitoring and Intervention.
     -  Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation
     -  Middleware Support for Smart Environments and Health Telematic Services
     -  Real World Deployments and Experimentations in Smart Houses, Hospitals & Living Communities.
     -  User Perspectives on Health Telematics.
     -  Technology for Holistic Health and Independence.
     -  U-Health for Smart Global Village.
     -  Wireless body area network (WBAN) & Integrated Micro/Nano Systems 

** Wellbeing, Aging Friendly & Enabling Technology: 
     -  Devices, Systems and Algorithms for Vision, Hearing, Cognitive and Communication Impairments.
     -  Assistive and Rehabilative Robotics. 
     -  Smart Wheelchairs.
     -  User Perspectives on Smart Environment Technologies.
     -  Assistive Technology to Improve Quality of Life and health for seniors and their Caregivers.
     -  Gerontechnology, Social Science and Health Care.
     -  Universal Design Technology for Active Aging.
     -  Philosophy & Foundation for Age-Friendly Care.
     -  Enabling Homes for Next Generation.

**  Medical Health Telematics & Healthcare Technology: 
     -  Multi-Agent-Based U-Healthcare & Monitoring for Patient Care Management.
     -  U-Healthcare for Medical & Clinical Information Management.
     -  U-Healthcare for ICU & Emergency Patient Care.
     -  U-Healthcare for Point-Of-Care & Management System.

                 ***   PUBLICATION   ***

   ICOST 2011 Proceedings will be published by Springer (Pending Contract).  
   Distinguished extended papers may have the opportunity to be published in the following forums:    

* Gerontology (SCIE).
* International Journal of Control Automation and Systems (SCIE).
* Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (SSCI).
* Telemedicine and E-Health (SCIE).
 Others are still pending approval.

                 ***   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES   ***

   Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icost2011 
   Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submitted papers will be blindly peer reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. 
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer.
   The submitted papers should not exceed 8 pages and must follow the guidelines (http://pages.usherbrooke.ca/icost2011/index.php?id=33).

                 ***   Summer school *** 

For the first time a summer school will be held before the ICOST conference. The ICOST 2011 summer school program features technical workshops and lectures linked to ICOST topics: 1) Robotic programming, 2) sensor network programming, 3) Activity recognition approaches, 4) Platforms, Middleware and Software Architectures for Intelligent Environments, 5) Human machine interaction design, 6) User/aging perspective, 7) User modelling and 8) assistive technology Integration process and deployment learned lessons, among others.  

                 ***   CONTACT   ***

ICSOT2011 secretary 


at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

Athens, Georgia, USA
July 6-8, 2011

***Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2011***

What is the Doctoral Consortium?
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the
world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., in their
first or second year). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help
students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and
general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and
international atmosphere. The Doctoral Consortium provides PhD students with
the opportunity to meet and discuss with experts in their area. Students
will present and discuss their thesis in the context of a well-known and
established international conference outside of their usual university

Up to 10 Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to participate. Students
will be required to pay the registration fees of the ICALT Conference
(student rates). 

The Doctoral Consortium will consist of 3 sessions. The first session aims
at giving students the chance to present their work to others and get
familiar with the work of other PhD students in their area. Each PhD student
will give a very brief presentation (about 3 minutes) about his/her work
with focus on motivation and research problem. These presentations are
followed by a poster exhibition where individual discussion about each
student's work will take place. The third session aims at giving students
feedback from an expert in their area and let them discuss their work with
him/her as well as with few other PhD students doing research in the
respective area. 

After the notification of acceptance/rejection, each PhD student with an
accepted paper will be assigned to a small group consisting of 3-4 PhD
students and one expert in their area. Each group will start to communicate
and exchange their papers so that all members of the group are familiar with
the papers of each group member. During the third session, each small group
will meet individually. PhD students will give a short presentation about
their work (about 10 minutes; 3 slides: Motivation/Background, what have
been done already, and what will be done in future). After each
presentation, group discussion will take place where each student can
discuss his/her work with the expert and with other PhD students. 

Call for Papers and Topics

Submissions relating to any aspect of Advanced Learning Technologies
research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, focusing on the main
themes of ICALT2011. To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium,
please submit a 2-page paper about your doctoral work using the
ASK-Conference System at:
http://www.ask4research.info/conference/upload.php. The paper should:
* Provide the title of the PhD Research, the name of the PhD Student and the
PhD Advisor and the Affiliated Organisation
* Provide a motivation for the research, explaining what the problem in the
respective field is and why it is a problem,
* Clearly formulate the research question,
* Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,
* Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area,
and describes how the research is innovative, novel or extends existing
approaches to a problem. 
* Appropriately acknowledge the possible contribution of non-student
advisors or collaborators

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and
clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 10 PhD students. 

Additionally, at the same time as the paper is submitted via the conference
system, an email from the main supervisor must be sent to
sabineg@athabascau.ca, karagian@uth.gr, and lockeebb@vt.edu to confirm that
the student is in his/her first or second year of PhD studies.


The Doctoral Consortium is only for PhD students in their first or second
PhD year. Furthermore, the topic of the PhD thesis must be in the area of
Advanced Learning Technologies.


Accepted papers will be publication in the IEEE proceedings of ICALT2011,
following the Author Guidelines.


The Doctoral Consortium is co-organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on
Learning Technology.

Important Dates

February 1, 2011	      Deadline for submission of 2-page paper and
confirmation from PhD supervisor
February 28, 2011    	Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2011		Authors' Registration Deadline
April 15, 2011    	Camera-Ready 2-page paper for Conference Proceedings
July 6-8, 2011       	ICALT2009 Doctoral Consortium

Contact Address

Requests for information should be e-mailed to sabineg@athabascau.ca,
karagian@uth.gr, and lockeebb@vt.edu.

PETE & C conference Forum on Publishing

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The PETE & C conference will host the first Librarians Forum in Hershey on February 14, 2011.  Co-chaired by Dolores Fidishun and Lynn Moses, the Forum will include a double session featuring a workshop entitled "How To Write  Library Technology Articles So Journals Will Print Them AND People Will Read Them" followed by a box lunch.  We hope you will join us for this first-ever Forum designed for you.
Since this is the first time Librarians have had their own Forum, we need a tentative head count for the lunches.  This notice will be posted on several email lists, so please respond only ONCE.  Responses must be received by January 17, 2011.

For those who are not familiar with the conference the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. You can find more information at http://www.peteandc.org/ .
If you are attending PETE &C and would like to come to the forum and lunch email Dr. Dolores Fidishun at dxfg19@psu.edu.
Thanks.  We looking forward to seeing you in Hershey!
Dolores and Lynn

Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI)

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The Editors of Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI) are accepting submissions of research articles and articles about innovative practices in libraries on an ongoing basis. Information about the focus and scope of JOLI, along with the first issue, can be found at the journal's website:  http://www.libraryinnovation.org


If you have tried out a new program, changed a work flow, connected with patrons in a way different from the way you have done so in the past, please consider sharing your experience by writing about it. If you aren't sure if it was innovative, consider the following:


•What was eye-opening?


•What was unexpected?


•What were the benefits?


•What failed?


•What risk did you take in trying something innovative?


•You may have tried something done by many other libraries already, but your results are different from those documented in library literature.


•You have tried something never done in a library setting before.


Thank you for your interest in the Journal of Library Innovation.  Please share this email with colleagues who might be interested as well.


If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Jones, Managing Editor, at pjones@medaille.edu


Journal of Library Innovation is a publication of the Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY. http://www.wnylrc.org


Call for Proposals
2011 AECT International Convention

'Celebrate 3.0: Design.Learn.Community'
Jacksonville, Florida
Concurrent Sessions: November 9-12
Workshop Sessions: Tue. November 8 , Wed. November 9, & Sat. November 12

Invitation To Present

The AECT International Convention supports our efforts to improve ourselves by bringing together participants from around the world who offer practical applications, high quality research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of innovative approaches and developments in learning, instructional and performance technologies. You are invited to present at the 2011 AECT International Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Share your expertise and knowledge with your peers, with those new to the field, and with professional practitioners and researchers representing multiple disciplines.

This year's convention theme is Celebrate 3.0: Design.Learn.Community. The rapid evolution of Web 2.0 technologies has generated a level of communication and interaction never before possible. In response, AECT 2011 seeks to explore the transformational potential that these innovations hold for education, as well as share current research and best practices related to these developments.

In keeping with the conference premise, proposals may be submitted that feature the use of advanced information and communications technologies for remote presentation through a special track for Second Life. More traditional proposals that present findings and discuss important developments in research and practice are also welcome.

General Information

Proposal Deadlines
Proposals Open - December 15, 2011
Proposals Close - February 15th, midnight (EST), 2011
The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed within six weeks of the closing date for proposals. Check with division and affiliate leaders with regard to their specific interests and review processes.

Proposal Process
All proposals must be submitted electronically (see Proposal Submission Process, below) to one primary AECT division or affiliated organization for consideration. Guidelines and principles posted at www.aect.org will assist in preparing proposals for submission. Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics, available at http://www.aect.org/About/Ethics.asp.

Proposals are peer-reviewed in a blind review process. See the Division/Affiliate links on the AECT.ORG website for further information on proposal requirements. You will receive electronic notification that your proposal has been received and, at the appropriate time, whether it has been accepted for the program. Proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of the proposal and the quality of writing.
  2. Quality of proposed session's content, organization and format.
  3. Relevance, timeliness, and general interest level of the topic.
  4. Match to the convention's focus and other demands of the program.
  5. Suitability for division/affiliate or organization mission and membership.
  6. Length and session type including appropriateness for needs of the convention program.
  7. Level of interactivity with audience. Discussion and topic-related activities are encouraged as an important element of this year's presentations

Using technology to improve access to information has long been integral to medical and health sciences libraries. However, today's environment of rapidly changing software and hardware, social networking tools, and increasingly tiny and mobile devices presents special challenges for health sciences libraries. To help readers to better understand and manage this environment, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is planning to devote an upcoming issue to papers that help in understanding how health sciences libraries can use technologies to improve delivery of, and access to, medical and health sciences information.  

JMLA particularly welcomes submission of case studies that describe how a particular institution used technology to solve a common problem confronting our libraries, as well as research papers that use quantitative or qualitative methodologies to evaluate the use of technology in health sciences libraries, and state-of-the-art reviews that look at some aspect of this issue. Papers should follow the guidelines on JMLA's Information for Authors website at www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/jmlainfo.html. ln addition to describing the application used, case studies should include a discussion of alternatives considered, data that supports an evaluation of the projects' success in meeting stated goals, and a section on "lessons learned" that will aid other libraries who may be considering a similar application. 

To appear in this issue, scheduled for January 2012, papers should be received no later than May 10, 2011.  If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact Susan Starr, Editor, JMLA  at jmlaeditorbox@gmail.com.


Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2011)

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June 13-17, 2011 - Ottawa, Canada
Hosted by the University of Ottawa

Full Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, and Panels submissions are due by January 23, 2011 at 8pm PST (GMT -8)

  • Short Papers, Posters, Demonstrations submissions are due by February 6, 2011 at 8pm PST (GMT -8)

    Extended Call for Papers

    The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries also can be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

    The theme for JCDL 2011 is "Digital Libraries: Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data", in recognition of the changes the digital age is now bringing to scholarship, broadly writ. Publishing models are changing, along with the breadth of digital material that must be managed coherently in the context of users forcing the move from information silos to a landscape of interconnected systems supporting scholarship for both research and education. Additionally in a number of disciplines we are seeing funding agency directives to include with primary scholarship those materials on which the scholarship is based such as data sets both in the sciences and humanities. Further, we are seeing more focus on requirements for managing data for use in the future by other scholars.

    The intended community for this conference includes those interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; workflows; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. JCDL welcomes submissions in these areas, and submissions associated with the JCDL 2011 theme of "Digital Libraries:Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data" are particularly welcome. The conference sessions, workshops and tutorials will cover all these aspects.

    Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, data science, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate.

    JCDL 2011 will be held in Ottawa, Canada on the campus of the University of Ottawa. The program is organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the Digital Libraries field.  Several hundred attendees are expected for the five days of events including a day of cutting edge tutorials; 2 1/2 days of papers, panels, and keynotes; and 1 1/2 days of research workshops.

    JCDL 2011 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable Digital Libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Collaborative and participatory information environments
    • Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
    • Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
    • Digital library and Web Science curriculum development
    • Distributed information systems
    • Evaluation of online information environments
    • Impact and evaluation of digital libraries and information in education
    • Information and knowledge systems
    • Information policy and copyright law
    • Information visualization
    • Interfaces to information for novices and experts
    • Personal digital information management
    • Retrieval and browsing
    • Scientific data curation, citation and scholarly publication
    • Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
    • Social-technical perspectives of digital information
    • Studies of human factors in networked information
    • Systems, algorithms, and models for data preservation
    • Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
    • User behavior and modeling
    • Visualization of large-scale information environments

    Paper Submissions

    Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Both formats will be rigorously peer reviewed. Complete papers are required--abstracts and incomplete papers will not be reviewed.

    Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made aware of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space.

    Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material must therefore not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html formatting guidelines. Papers are to be submitted via the conference's easychair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2011

    All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries.

    Poster and Demonstration Submissions

    Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted via the submission link at the conference Web site. Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of posters will appear in the proceedings.

    Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors and should not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted via conference's easychair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2011.  Abstracts of demonstrations will appear in the proceedings.

    Panels and Invited Briefings

    Panels will complement the refereed portions of the program with lively discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are not addressed by other program elements.  Invited briefings will explain a topic of interest to those building digital libraries - they can be thought of as being mini-tutorials. We are not soliciting formal proposals for panels or invited briefings, but if you have an idea for one that you'd like to hear, please send email directly to the panels/briefings chair.

    Tutorial Submissions

    Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training. Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts should plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions.

    Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2 paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or topical outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for evaluation); duration (half- or full-day); expected number of participants; target audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); learning objectives; a brief biographical sketch of the presenter(s); and contact information for the presenter(s).

    Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference's easychair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2011.

    Workshop Submissions

    Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest - both those in established communities and also those interested in discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue.  They can range in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended round-table discussions among the selected participants.

    Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number of attendees; a description of the planned format and duration (half-day, full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the attendees will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if necessary, selected from among applicants; as well as contact and biographical information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop has been held previously, information about the earlier sessions should be provided -- dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc.

    Workshop proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via conferences easychair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2011.

    French Language Tutorials and Workshops

    While the language of the conference is English, JCDL2011, in recognition of this year's host community, will be accepting proposals for workshops and tutorials to be presented in the French language. These proposals must still be submitted in English (the language of the conference is English) in the manner described above. These proposals will be evaluated in the same manner as proposals for English language workshops and tutorials. You will state the workshop or tutorial is to be presented in the French language in your proposal and will include a French language title and description.

    Doctoral Consortium

    The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and international atmosphere.

    Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education.

    Workshop proposals are to be submitted via the conference's easychair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2011

    Important notes for all Submissions

    All contributions are to be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL 2011 submission Web page, following ACM http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html format guidelines and using the ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format.

    Some Important Dates

    • Full Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, and Panels submissions are due by January 23, 2011 at 8pm PST (GMT -8)
    • Short Papers, Posters, Demonstrations submissions are due by February 6, 2011 at 8pm PST (GMT -8)
    • Notification of acceptance to authors by March 14, 2011
    • Doctoral Consortium Abstracts submissions are due by March 21, 2011
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, Florida
    April 1-2, 2011
    Keynote Speaker: Gail Dines
    Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, Wheelock College, Boston
    Gendered and Racialized Technologies of Change: Moving Discredited
    Knowledge from the Margins to the Center
    We understand "gendered and racialized technologies of change" to
    comprise the techniques and practices through which feminists and
    queer activists generate change in the organization of social,
    political, and economic relations. The purpose of this conference is
    to cross disciplinary boundaries and bring together feminist and queer
    discourses regarding these technologies.
    We welcome individual papers, panels and roundtables or workshops as
    well as innovative presentational formats from scholars, activists,
    and graduate students addressing, but not limited to, the following
    • Activist Strategies
    • Civil and Human Rights
    • Sexual Bodies, Sexualized Bodies, and Body Politics
    • The Military Industrial Complex
    • Corporate Culture
    • The Feminization of Poverty
    • Migration and Globalization
    • The Changing (and Same Old) Faces of Oppression
    • Intersections of the Local and the Global
    • Environment
    • Health and/or Women Healers
    • New Media
    • Popular Culture
    • The Sacred and the Spiritual
    • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Science and Technology
    • Pedagogy
    Selected conference papers may be included in the Consortium anthology
    published by Cambridge Scholars Press. Past anthologies of conference
    papers include: Many Floridas: Women Envisioning Change (2007),
    Florida without Borders: Women at the Intersections of the Local and
    Global (2008), and Femininities and Masculinities in a Global Context
    (currently in press).
    To apply, please submit a 250-500 words double-spaced abstract.
    Abstracts should include the presenter's contact information and brief
    vita. Deadline for submissions is January 30th, 2011.
    • Graduate Student abstracts should be sent via e-mail to Megan Halena
    at mhalena@fau.edu .
    • All other abstracts should be sent via e-mail to Josephine
    Beoku-Betts at wsc@fau.edu.
    • Final decisions on submitted abstracts will be sent by February 28th, 2011
    Hotel rooms have been set aside at the
    Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Tel: 561-368-5200/Fax: 561-338-9453/
    Updates on the conference will be posted on our website:
    Please direct any questions to mhalena@fau.edu

    Bodies of Knowledge Symposium and Conference

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    Women's & Gender Studies at USC Upstate


    April 15, 2011


    This spring the 5th Bodies of Knowledge Symposium will be hosted by the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina, Upstate in Spartanburg, SC., and it will include a scholarly conference in addition to a keynote performance by artist Terry Galloway, author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Mean Little Deaf Queer. 


    In honor of Galloway's guest presence at Bodies of Knowledge, and her keynote performance of "Out All Night and Lost My Shoes," the organizers would especially like to invite paper and panel proposals for scholarly papers relating to the intersection of LGBTQ Studies and Disability Studies, or what is known in the field as "queer crip" theory.  Papers on other aspects of queer feminist theory or LGBTQ approaches to embodied knowledge or to the LGBTQ body (the lived body, as well as media and literary representations of the body) are also welcome.  This theme should be interpreted as interdisciplinary, generating presentations that range widely across the humanities, arts, and social sciences, as well as the professional schools of nursing, education, and business.


    Proposals are welcome from established scholars as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Papers that address works by the keynote speaker will be of special interest.  Individual paper proposals (150 words) and 3-4 person panel proposals (500 words) are due by January 20, 2011 with notifications of acceptance by Feb. 10.  Proposals should be emailed directly to Dr. Merri Lisa Johnson at mjohnson@uscupstate.edu to be circulated among the steering committee members for review.


    This one-day conference and symposium will open at 8am on the morning of Friday, April 15, 2011, with concurrent sessions scheduled throughout the morning and early afternoon, and the day's events will culminate with the performance by Terry Galloway at 4pm in the CLC Ballroom. 


    Meals will be provided to conference participants.  Additional details about the schedule and registration process, as well as information about local accommodations and amenities, will be made available in January. 


    For information about previous Bodies of Knowledge symposia, visit our website: http://www.uscupstate.edu/bodiesofknowledge.       







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