September 2011 Archives


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Istanbul University
Istanbul, TURKEY

Call for papers

"The International Science and Technology Conference (ISTEC)" series is an international educational activity for academics, scientists and educators. The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in science and technology. ISTEC-2011 conference is supported by many universities and organizations, and it is venued by Istanbul University where the academic culture has long been a tradition. ISTEC-2011 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. ISTEC-2011 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.

The proceedings book will be published in e-book format after conference. Participants will be able to reach and download e-book from web site



Last year, ISTEC-2010 received almost 260 applications. The conference academic advisory board accepted 170 appilications. This year ISTEC-2011 will be organized at Istanbul University between 07-09 December 2011.



Conference Language

The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in



Abstract Deadline : November 18, 2011

Full Article Deadline : November 25, 2011

Early Registration Fee Deadline : October 25, 2011

Registration Fee Deadline : November 25, 2011

InSITE 2012: Informing Science & IT Education

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submissions accepted now through Nov. 30
InSITE 2012
Informing Science & IT Education:
A Conference in Four Parts:

Connect, TeachIT, TeLE, and Inform
June 22 - 27, 2012

Concordia University, Montréal, Canadá

InSITE:  Connect consists of study in various locations on the transmission of information across time and space by focusing on the interrelationship between context (historical forces and culture) and information/knowledge transfer.

InSITE: Inform solicits papers in any area that explores issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through IT (information technology. The purpose is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas: Communications, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Human Resources, Medicine, History, Information & Library Sciences, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Management, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, and Working Together.

InSITE: TeachIT focuses on research topics related to teaching  IT, including curricular issues, capstone courses, pedagogy, and emerging topics in IT.  Papers that cover research in Information Technology Education, such as Curriculum and Techniques for teaching IT are invited.

InSITE:  TeLE focuses on research topics related to using IT to teach.  For example, these topics include e-Learning, m-Learning, making classroom teaching more effective, and distance learning. Papers that deal with any aspect of knowledge, e-asessment, eLearning, eportfolios, distance education, instructional technologies, mLearning, and learning objects (theory, practice, innovation, & research) are invited.

 printable Call for Papers

Hosted by: John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Join the International Board of Reviewers: If you have time in December to provide mentoring reviews of three submissions, please see Reviewers earn a conference registration discount. 

InSITE THE FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCEWe are a conference where colleagues mentor their colleagues, drawing together those who teach, research, and use information technologies (regardless of discipline) to share knowledge with others on how best to use IT to inform clients.

But it is not just science and the creation of knowledge.

During the conference, on June 24 enjoy St. John the Baptist Day with its Fireworks and free public concerts

The day following the conference the Montreal Jazz Festival starts with its 800 concerts -- two-third of which are free -- and 600 activities, from noon to midnight!


Maine Women Writers Collection

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The Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, solicits applications for its Research Support Grant Program.  These grants are intended for faculty members, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage who are actively pursuing research that requires or would benefit from access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection.


MWWC Research Support Grants will range between $250 and $1000, and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses.


For application instructions and more information about the program and the Collection holdings, please see the MWWC website at


Questions may be directed to Cathleen Miller, MWWC Curator, at (207) 221-4334;


Deadline for receipt of applications:  December 2, 2011.


The Maine Women Writers Collection, Abplanalp Library, Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England, is a pre-eminent special collection of published and non-published literary, cultural and social history sources, by and about women authors, either native or residents of Maine.





Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Archival Education and Human Rights

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

In a recent article in American Archivist, a group of some two-dozen archival faculty and doctoral students from programs around the world called on archival educators to develop a new educational framework that both reflects and reflects upon pluralist approaches to archival theory and practice.1 This article added to an ongoing conversation in archival education regarding the ethical imperative of faculty to engage students with culturally sensitive curricula and to promote a social justice agenda in and outside the classroom. At the same time, a growing body of archival studies literature has addressed the intersection of archives and human rights, interrogating the role of records and recordkeeping institutions in both facilitating human rights violations and holding oppressive regimes legally and historically accountable for such violations.

This special issue of InterActions seeks to bring together these two streams of archival thought in hopes of explicating the role of human rights and social justice in archival education. How are we to conceive of human rights at the nexus of archival education, research, and action? What ethical responsibilities do archival educators have in addressing human rights concerns in the classroom? What pedagogical strategies might educators employ in order to include discussions about human rights and archives within the context of professional training and practices, and the theories that undergird them? InterActions seeks to include a range of submissions, including (but not limited to) research articles, literature reviews, book reviews, exhibition reviews, featured commentaries, and position pieces. Submissions should incorporate critical perspectives that aim to bridge multiple discourses around the theme of the issue. All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review and authors are expected to adhere to the deadlines to ensure the timely publication of the special issue.

Possible research questions:
- How might "human rights" be defined in the context of archival education? What are the opportunities and difficulties of adopting an orientation toward human rights in archival education?
- What is the relationship between a social justice agenda and a human rights framework in the archival classroom? What roles might information technologies play in working toward classroom agendas for extending and supporting human rights?
- What theoretical positions might be taken up when considering the current and future state of research in the domains of human rights and archival education?
- What philosophical, pedagogical, political, and/or ethical questions are at play that might provide opportunities for strategic action?
- How might archival educators incorporate human rights genealogies and/or frameworks?
- What are the implications of globalization on discourses on human rights in archival education?
- How might archival education and/or human rights intersect with the roles and responsibilities of educational institutions within the public sector?

- Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2012
- Tentative deadline for peer reviews of submitted manuscripts: March 15, 2012
- Tentative deadline for revisions to submitted manuscript: April 30, 2012
- Publication date for the Special Issue on Human Rights: Early June 2012

Please submit manuscripts at or directly to the email addresses below. Any questions or inquiries about the special issue may be directed to:
- Andrew J Lau (UCLA; Information Studies Editor for InterActions):
- Michelle Caswell (University of Wisconsin, Madison; Guest Editor):
- InterActions:

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


For more information, please visit

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Organization

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School of Information Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Organization to begin in 2012. 


The information organization fellowship is designed for recent PhDs who are interested in knowledge and/or information organization. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in a range of topics or applications including but not limited to classification theory, domain analysis, ontology and epistemology, resource description, metadata, information architecture, taxonomies, ontologies, tagging, and/or the Semantic Web. Applicants interested in cultural perspectives and/or collaborative research are particularly welcome.


Along with continuing their own research agenda, the fellow will work closely with the Information Organization Research Group and affiliated faculty, work with current PhD students, assist in coordination of related events, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School. The fellow will be expected to teach one class in each of the fall and spring semesters. The stipend for the fellowship will be $38,000 for a 12-month appointment with a $2,000 research and travel stipend. The starting date is January 6, 2012. Fellows are eligible for benefits.


Application Information: 

- Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than 3 years past receiving their PhD.
- Applicants must hold a PhD in an information studies or related discipline. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by
January, 2012 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule.

- Application packages must include: letter explaining the applicant's research agenda for the postdoc year, teaching interests, and appropriateness for the fellowship; curriculum vitae; writing sample; and the names of 3 references.

- Send all application materials electronically to:

- Applications received by October 31, 2011, will receive priority consideration.


It's Academic" column of the PaLA Bulletin

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Are you doing something new and innovative at your academic library? Have you recently researched a new and exciting trend in the academic library world? Are you looking for an opportunity to be published in the library literature?

If so, please consider submitting an article to the "It's Academic" column of the PaLA Bulletin. This publication is indexed in the Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database. Articles generally range in length from 1,000 to 2,000 words and should report on an issue that is relevant to academic librarians working in Pennsylvania.

Please send inquiry e-mails to the editor of the "It's Academic!" column:

--Larissa Gordon: (Arcadia University)

University of California, Los Angeles, USA   

16-18 January 2012


We are pleased to host the Technology Conference this year at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.  Los Angeles is a world economic center of business, science and technology as well as entertainment, art, media and culture.  With its diverse mix of industry and innovation Los Angeles is the ideal place to discuss Technology and Society.


This year's conference will include presentations from plenary speakers:

- Henry Jenkins, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

- Christiane Paul, The New School, New York, USA

- Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


This cross-disciplinary conference is attracting scholars from all backgrounds, all over the world.  It is a meeting point for technologists with a concern for the social, and social scientists with a concern for the technological.  The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on information and communications technologies.


Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.  If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available.


Visit our website for more information about the conference, our submission process and this year's themes, to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and to become an active member of our community.  It is all available at:


The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 11 October  2011.  Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission.


Be sure to submit and complete registration as spaces are filling up quickly.


We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope to see you in Los Angeles in 2012.


Yours Sincerely,


Karim Gherab Martin     

Visiting Research Scholar     

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Bibliotecas Digitales, Madrid, Spain


For the Advisory Board, International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society and The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society

PAGE 2012 Annual Conference:

Unwrapping Gifted Potential:
every day, everywhere, every school

For call for papers go to:

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn the latest theories and practices in gifted education? To network with like-minded people? To interface with advocates and affiliate leaders, educators and parents? To enhance your personal creativity? Please join us . . .

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Friday, May 4, 2012
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Exton (near King of Prussia area)

 Proposals for Friday, May 4th presentations are due by January 6, 2012 via email: or mail to: Rose Jacobs, 4803 Dara Faith Drive, Trevose, PA 19053

Final acceptance decisions by February 10, 2012

4th Annual Adolescent Health & Wellness Conference

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*Conference Location: Radisson Inn, Corning, NY*

*Conference Dates: Friday, May 11, 2012*


*Submission Process:*

Please e-mail your proposal to Kelli Mannon at Call 607-776-9467,extension 226 with questions. Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, November 1, 2011



The annual conference presented by the Steuben Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Task Force, an initiative of the Steuben Rural Health Network at the

Institute for Human Services, Inc., attracts approximately 200 parents and professionals each year. Participants include school social workers,

guidance counselors, teachers and nurses; adolescent parenting program and adolescent pregnancy prevention program coordinators; health

educators; adolescent health clinics and councils; community development

corporations; health departments; and departments of social service as well as community-minded individuals and parents.


We are seeking presenters on a broad range of topics related to adolescent health and wellness to include but not limited to teen pregnancy and STD prevention, teen parenting, obesity prevention, adolescent LGBTQA issues, drug/alcohol use among teens, mental health issues and teen consumers, etc. Participants will be interested in workshops that offer concrete ideas,methods, and resources that they can incorporate into their own programs.


*Conference Location: Radisson Inn, Corning, NY*

*Conference Dates: Friday, May 11, 2012*


*Submission Process:*

Please e-mail your proposal to Kelli Mannon at Call 607-776-9467,extension 226 with questions. Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hello All,

I have been contracted to do a book on the future of automation in the academic library by IGI Publishers.  The working title is "Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation," and it will be  part of the book series, Advances in Library Information Science (ALIS).
The book will be 15+ chapters, with a total of at least 135,000 words.  I am looking for contributors to write individual chapters at around 10,000 words.  The specific subjects are the increasing and future automation of the following areas of the academic library.

    •    Acquisitions
    •    Collection Development
    •    Cataloging
    •    Circulation
    •    Inter-library loan
    •    The Future of the ILS
    •    Public Interface Design
    •    Library Management (especially hiring decisions)

Additionally I am looking for very high level chapters that look at automation in academic libraries in conjunction with changing University environments as well as the changing needs of students and faculty.  Other chapters dealing with this subject are also highly desirable.

Finally I would like to see some short case studies for any and all of these. 

Please contact me directly at

Edward Iglesias
Systems Librarian
Central Connecticut State University

Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

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Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 16th issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 16th issue, which is scheduled for publication
in late January, 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to
by Friday, October 28, 2011.  When submitting, please include the title
or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome
submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission
of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including
 how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the
barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality,
they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the
middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed
journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code
samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit
C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 14 issues
published on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 16th issue, please send proposals,
abstracts, or draft articles to no later than
Friday, October 28, 2011.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Carol Bean
Coordinating Editor, Issue 16
Code4Lib Editorial Committee


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publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning
Technology (TCLT) 

* Deadline for submission: October 10, 2011.

Learning Technology Newsletter aims at publishing and disseminating current
research about new and emerging learning technologies as well as their
design, usage, application, and evaluation in different contexts of
technology enhanced learning. The special theme of this issue will focus on
virtual worlds for academic, organizational and life-long learning,
including (but not limited to) research on using virtual worlds for learning
and teaching; concepts and strategies for learning in virtual worlds;
developments and applications for enhancing learning in virtual worlds; case
studies and exploratory studies on how learners learn in virtual worlds; and
evaluations of concepts/developments for learning in virtual worlds. Please
feel free to bring forward your ideas and views.

Articles that are not in the area of the special theme are most welcome as
well and will be published in the regular article section

Learning Technology Newsletter invites short articles, case studies, and
project reports for the October issue. 

This issue will be published in Volume 13, Issue 4 (October, 2011).

** The newsletter is of non-refereed nature though the articles will be
selected and edited by the Editors. **

* Submission procedure:

1. The articles in the newsletter are limited to 1000 words.
Over-length articles will not be published.

2. The manuscripts should be either in Word or RTF format.
Any figures used in the contributions would be required separately in a
graphic format (gif or jpeg). The figures should also be embedded in the
text at appropriate places.

3. Please send the manuscripts by email as attachment to and (Subject: Learning Technology
Newsletter Submission).

4. In the email, please state clearly that the manuscript is original
material that has not been published, and is not being considered for
publication elsewhere.

For further information please see

Best regards,
Sabine Graf
Charalampos Karagiannidis
(Editors of Learning Technology Newsletter)

Call for Chapter Proposals:



Dr. Bogdan Patrut
"Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Romania

Dr. Monica Patrut
"Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Romania

Dr. Camelia Cmeciu
"Danubius" University of Galati, Romania

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: October 30, 2011
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2012

The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Social media are a collection of Internet-based applications based on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, as A. Kaplan and M. Haenlein observed. These applications enable the creation and exchange of user-generated content. In fact, the social media represent the media for social interaction, as a superset beyond social communication. 
Social media include Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. There are different types of social media: collaborative projects (e.g. Wikipedia), blogs and microblogs (e.g. Twitter), content communities (e.g. Youtube), social networking sites (e.g. Facebook), virtual game worlds (e.g. World of Warcraft), and virtual social worlds (e.g. Second Life) (Kaplan & Haenlein). Technologies include: blogs, picture-sharing, blogs, wall-postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, crowdsourcing, and voice over IP, to name a few. 
Besides commercial and entertainment applications, the social-media services and technologies have entered nowadays in educational areas as well. In recent years, social media have become scholar media, new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate, and teach. There are a lot of research studies that reveal the importance of using social networks, wikis, virtual communities in teaching and learning.

Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of social media, directly concerning the pedagogical challenges of the recent years. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of social media at different levels of the education in the information and knowledge society. So, it will present social media at the level of the learning centered on student, at the level of teaching courses and seminars/labs, at the level of the research activity of the academic staff, and also, at the level of the management and collaboration between the academic networks and organizations, of teams and work groups, of information systems and, finally, at the level of individuals as actors in the postmodern educational process.
The ultimate goal is to produce a high-quality publication that will make its mark in its field and provide professional recognition for every contributor. 

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of social science, education sciences, computer science, information and communication sciences, and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. teaching, e-learning, management, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, adult education, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives in educational institutions concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different types of academic communities and environments.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Academic applications for podcasting
Academic events through social-media (Eventful, The Hotlist,, Upcoming, Eventseer, AllConferences)
Analytics for social media
Budgeting for social media in academic organizations
Case studies for successful social media commuting and presenting
Communication, both internal and external.
Diagramming and visual collaboration in educational institutions
Document Managing and Editing Tools:,, Google Docs, Syncplicity
Executive and employee social media education and training.
How do universities deal with social media obstacles/shortcomings
Impact of social media on the quality of the didactic process
Integrating social media and traditional media within the academic environment
Livecasting for education
Location-based social networks (Facebook places, Foursquare, Geoloqi, Google Latitude, Gowalla, The Hotlist)
Mobile social media and mobile teaching/learning
Photography and art sharing (deviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Zooomr) and the new education
Social bookmarking (or social tagging): CiteULike, Delicious, Diigo, Google Reader, StumbleUpon, folkd
Social media tools for schools and universities
Social networking used in the new academic environment (ASmallWorld, Bebo, Cyworld, Diaspora, Facebook, Google+, Hi5, Hyves, IRC, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo, Tagged, Tuenti, XING, Yammer)
Social news: Digg, Mixx, Social i my2i, Newsvine, NowPublic, Reddit
Teaching through presentation sharing (Prezi, scribd, SlideShare)
The use of Content Management Systems for education (Drupal, Joomla, Plone, Siteforum, Wordpress)
The advertising of universities using social media
Using blogs (Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Open Diary, WordPress, Xanga) for educational purposes
Using microblogging (Google Buzz,, Twitter) for communicating academic events
Using video sharing for education (Dailymotion, Metacafe, Nico Nico Douga, Openfilm, sevenload, Viddler, Vimeo, YouTube)
Using wikis (PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, Wikimedia, Wikispaces) in Science Classes

Submission Procedure
Researchers, and practitioners (including professors, teachers, lecturers, public relations and advertising specialists, students, PhD students etc.) are invited to submit on or before October 30, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2012.  In a full chapter, the contributor can extend the ideas and the topics presented in the 2-3 page proposal. The full chapters (containing 8,000 - 12,000 words and formatted accordingly with a template we will provide) must be written in American English. 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 the IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), a prestigious international 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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.

Important Dates
October 30, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 15, 2011: Notification of Acceptance
February, 28, 2012: Full Chapter Submission
May 15, 2012: Review Results Returned
June 15, 2012: Final Chapter Submission
July 15, 2012: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Dr. Bogdan Patrut
Department of Mathematics, Informatics, and Education Sciences
"Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Romania
Tel.: +40 234 20 60 90  GSM: +40 728 88 22 88, +40 741 63 81 82 

2012 James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships

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UCLA Library Special Collections  

The James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships support the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by the newly integrated UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include materials in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history.

Research residencies may last up to three months between February 1 and December 14, 2012. Recipients receive stipends ranging from $500 to $2,500. (Awards vary yearly. Grants in 2010 averaged $1,013; in 2011, $1,167.) Those receiving fellowships are expected to provide a report on the results of their research that can be mounted on the UCLA Library Web site. Fellows may have the opportunity to speak about their research at an informal brown-bag session with local scholars during their visit.

United States citizens and permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research are invited to apply.

Application Contents

Applications are due November 18, 2011, and should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Outline of research and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)
  • Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
  • Dates to be spent in residence
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project. Please note that the committee cannot consider letters of recommendation from librarians or staff of the UCLA Library. 

Application Instructions

Application materials can be submitted in PDF format by email, which is the preferred submission method. Letters of recommendation in PDF format can also be sent by email, either by the people writing them or by the applicant.

Applications can also be submitted in print format; mail to:
James and Sylvia Thayer Fellowship Program
UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Questions about the fellowships can be mailed to the address above or emailed.

Download 2012 Thayer Research Fellowships announcement (Adobe PDF document) 

for more information go to

MAMA SAID: The Artworks and Artifacts of Wise Women

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Call for Artists  

Whether your mama, like the Shirelles' moms, warned you that there'd be days like this, or whether she, like LL Cool J's mom, advised you to knock out your competition, we're sure that she had some wise words for you. During Women's History Month 2012, we invite you to help us celebrate the wisdom that your mama (or other woman you admire) shared with you. Tell us her story and send us a visual representation (artwork - hers or yours; an object, piece of clothing or other possession of hers; etc.) that we can display.


The Women's History Month (WHM) Committee at Idaho State University (ISU) is calling for submissions for MAMA SAID: The Artworks and Artifacts of Wise Women to be on exhibit at the Transition Gallery on the ISU campus, February 27 - March 10, 2012, in recognition of National Women's History Month.


A formal call for artists can be found on our website at



For further information, please contact the Anderson Center via phone (208-282-2805) or email


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A multidisciplinary conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life IX, will take place at Idaho State University on Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9, 2012. 


Gender is not a given. Its meaning and significance are constantly in flux.

This conference will explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, in short, the art of how it is lived on a daily basis.


The conference will include, in addition to other gender-related events and workshops: a keynote address on Friday evening by Stephanie Coontz, Professor of History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA; a Friday lunchtime talk by an ISU faculty member; and a screening of LUNAFEST. 


A formal call for papers, an announcement of our student paper competition, and a registration form can be found on our website at Abstracts must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

ACRL Instruction Section Discussion Groups

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Have you attended one of the Instruction Section's well-received and
well-attended Current Issues Discussion Groups at an ALA conference? Recent
topics have included affective information literacy learning outcomes, and
brainstorming budget-friendly, creative instructional strategies. 

A complete list of past topics can be found at
Don't see your current focus on the list? Now you have a chance to convene a
discussion about the instruction-related topic you're most passionate about!
The IS Discussion Group Steering Committee needs your proposal for discussion
groups to be held at ALA's Annual Conference in Anaheim next year. Deadline for
submitting a proposal is November 11, 2011, so don't delay.
The call for Proposals is up at:

Or you can go directly to the proposal form:
Contact committee chair Ellysa Stern Cahoy ( with questions.

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is initiating a new Book Review column. Please consider sharing your expertise with our readers. 

For a preview of JERL articles and features, visit the Website at:

If you are interested in joining our new group of book reviewers, please contact me with your qualifications so we can get started!
* Mary Mallery, Ph.D.
* Book Review Editor, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 
* Assoc. Dean for Technical Services 
* Harry A. Sprague Library
* Montclair State University
* Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
* Phone: 973-655-7150  
* Fax: 973-655-7780
* E-mail:  

Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries

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Do you use iPads (or other tablet computers) in your library?  Consider submitting a chapter to our book!  

This is a call for proposals for chapters to be included in a book entitled Tablet Computers in Academic Libraries.  This book will be edited by Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, and Carolyn Meier of Virginia Tech and published by ALA Editions.   

In order to submit a proposal, please send a 1-2 paragraph summary of your idea for a chapter, along with a current CV highlighting relevant publication experience.  Proposals and accompanying material should be submitted by November 16, 2011 to:  Although the editors of this book hope to see many creative and interesting ideas relating to the use of tablet computers in academic libraries, we are specifically concerned with the following areas of discussion and exploration:

  • Use of tablet computers to enhance library and information literacy instruction
  • Use of tablet computers to enhance reference services
  • Use of tablet computers to enhance or contribute to collection management
  • Strategies for designing tutorials and websites for tablet computers
  • Understanding how students and faculty (the surrounding academic community) are using tablet computers
  • Exploring how librarians can use tablet computers for professional development and research   
View the full CFP (including project timeline):

We look forward to receiving your proposals!  

Online Northwest

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February 10, 2012
Call For Proposals - Deadline October 21, 2011

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that
intersect libraries, technology and culture. The conference is
sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.

The 2012 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center,
Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday,
February 10, 2012.

The conference explores how technology is being applied within library
settings and how technology is affecting library patrons and services.
Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly
encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks 60-minute presentations or 5-minute lightning
talks on all topics relating to technology and libraries including:
* Cloud computing
* Institutional repositories
* Augmented reality
* Semantic web
* Virtual research environments
* Information discovery
* Web 3.0
* Library apps
* Mobile computing
* Technology competencies
* Electronic books
* Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome

Submit Proposals:
Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2011

For more information and examples of past presentations, see:

2012 ALISE Annual Conference Poster sessions

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Extending Our Reach:  Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunities

Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, January 20--Dallas, TX

Call for Works in Progress Posters

Deadline for Extended Abstracts (maximum 250 words): October 3, 2011

Notification of Acceptance:  No later than November 7, 2011

Attendees of the conference are invited to share current research through posters presented at the Works in Progress Showcase.  Participants receive feedback in an informal setting.  This is an excellent opportunity to identify collaborators and obtain feedback that may enrich research.  The poster may represent any aspect of the researcher's work:  proposal, theoretical framework, methodology, findings, etc.

The posters for the Works in Progress Showcase are neither refereed nor judged.  We do have limited space for the posters so we will accept based on the availability of space for display.


All conference attendees are welcome to submit posters of their work in progress. Doctoral students may not submit the same research presented in the doctoral student research competition.

Submissions (in word or PDF) for the Works in Progress Posters should include the following:

  • Full Name of Presenter(s)
  • Contact Information (e-mail & phone)
  • School Affiliation
  • Academic Status
  • Select one area ONLY from the ALISE LIS Research Areas Classification Scheme & include both the numerical and verbal designations:
  • Poster Title
  • Abstract (limited to 250 words)
  • Indication of special needs

Submissions of Abstracts for the Works-in-Progress Showcase should be directed to:


Linda Lillard (Clarion) at


YooJin Ha (Clarion) at


Poster Guidelines:

The Planning Committee is currently evaluating potential changes to the poster guidelines pending additional information about the venue in Dallas.  Details about the guidelines will be provided to presenters in the acceptance e-mail messages.

Theme Issue on Library Services to Distance Learners

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The Urban Library Journal (ULJ), a publication of the Library Association of the 
City University of New York and a peer-reviewed, open access journal, 
welcomes article proposals for a special themed issue on library services to 
distance learners. 

The editors invite proposals for articles reflecting original research, case 
studies, literature reviews and theoretical considerations of relevant topics.  
Topics may include, but not be limited to:

-	Urban distance learners: serving users when distance learning 
involves very little physical distance 
-	Welcoming outside distance learning students from other institutions
-	Public library support of college students in distance learning 
-	Urban Students/Rural Students, Urban Studies/Rural Studies - library 
support when the collection is not built for the discipline 
-	Campus support for libraries serving distant learners
-	International students working from a distance and what they need 
from libraries 
-	Inter-library relations for supporting distance learning students 

All proposals should be submitted for consideration by November 14, 2011.  
Send proposals to the editors listed below.  

Final articles should be submitted for peer review by January 16, 2012.  
Publication is planned for spring 2012.

For access to previous issues of ULJ please visit
We look forward to your submissions.

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

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24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference:
"Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge."
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Contact email:

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the
longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation,
welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts,
cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year's
conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details
and registration visit

Call for Papers:

The tools of a trade can enclose: a poem becomes its form, patients become
their diagnoses, people their demographic, and students their grades.
Complex ideas about history, foreignness, alienation, memory, subject and
object are often distilled into a single image produced by our instruments
of "knowledge." The production of an instrument is ekphrastic: it blends
genres and frames one genre within another: A paintbrush, x-ray or
spreadsheet; a rubric, or questionnaire; a literary form - stream of
consciousness, or fourteen lines towards a sonnet. Memory, artifact. Pen and
ink. How do the instruments of a vocation establish a politics of
communication? What do these images reveal, or obscure? When do they make us
think, and when do they put an end to thinking?

The English Department at Stony Brook University is proud to offer an
interdisciplinary call for papers that asks graduate scholars to reflect on
the instruments of their discipline, and to think about how ekphrasis (ek as
"out," and phrasis as "speaking") speaks out about the intersection of
image, instrument, and genre. What is "instrumentality" in literature, or
art, or philosophy? How is it the same, or different, in the social or hard
sciences? Does it imply a certain mentality, or construct a static "reader"?

Abstracts can be up to 250 words, and should be submitted by Friday,
December 17, 2011. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance shortly
after the December deadline. Students interested in competing for the Best
Paper Prize sponsored by Stony Brook English faculty must submit a completed
paper no later than January 16, 2012 for consideration. Award winners will
be announced at the conference. Email submissions to:

Paper and panel submission topics can address a broad range of interests.
Diverse genre proposals are welcome, including music, art, science posters,
social research, etc. Possible "instruments" are listed below:

Instruments of change: Migrations and Diasporas
Instruments of Memory: Cultural Memory, Testimonial Narratives, Memory and
Written Record
Instruments of Place: Maps, regions, "Homelands" (real or imaginary)
Instrumentality, performance, and art (e.g. ekphrastic narratives)
Philosophy (e.g., debates over realism)
Rhetoric (e.g., the use of strategic reason in communication)
History (e.g., scientific instruments in the history of science)
Literature (e.g., literary devices, characters as instruments,
of marginalized people as instruments, literary ekphrasis)
Art (e.g., the use of artistic tools or philosophical questions related to
the use of art)
Image in popular media
Health science (i.e. the gaps between tools and the human subject).
Cultural texts
Linguistics and translation
Narrative: Myth, Borders, Storytelling
Visual/Performing Arts and Music; musical ekphrasis
Oral Traditions
Postmodernity and its narratives
Voice and reflexivity in oral and written texts
Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives
Conquest and Political Memory
Globalization and indigenous cultures
Notional Ekphrasis
Displacement Heritage
Technology, gaming, and social media; emerging technologies
Children's Stories- Language, Authority and Silence

Empire and the Revolutionary Matrix

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Call for Papers

Deadline: March 1, 2012

Norma Alarcón and Ellie D. Hernández, Editors

Recent decades have given rise to an extremist white nativism [Huntington] that in fact is not new to the Angloeuropean nation-state. The making of the nation has been punctuated by such violent "nativist" display for more than two centuries. Can we imagine a society that is multiracial, multicultural, and multilingual bringing together a diversity of peoples into a new "imagined community" *Anderson+ that heals the rifts and renegotiates the boundaries of exclusion that have only served to scar and produce interminable differences between and among the population?

The Civil Rights Movements of the post-WWII era exposed the boundaries of exclusion and otherization that had long characterized the making of the imperialist nation-state: ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, and classes. These movements in fact demonstrated that the nation-state had been fractured by violent exclusions showing up a founding contradiction: the claim to extend equality and justice to its population. Indeed, this founding contradiction continues to our times, as well as the violence that sustains it.

The difference, however, and decidedly a point of contention for this project is that a more globalized exigency of force and domination at home and abroad has emerged. The 20th century Revolutionary Matrices of oppositional consciousness, while often used for resistance to the nation-state, have not been sufficient to displace or dismantle imperialism. Moreover, 9/11 as a focal point has left in its wake an utter lack of intelligibility. The chaotic political claims and discourses that ensued only disclosed the absence of credible and reliable information that could provide a framework of intelligibility for the general public. In the academy a litany of "posts": postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and postfeminism have introduced modes of analysis and critique that have exposed Imperialism's structures of power, objectification and institutional disciplinarity without necessarily changing the structures that persist in producing

 "Others" and obviating the possibilities of "identity-in-difference" (Spivak) against the grain of exclusionary boundaries.

This collection of essays seeks to critique, reassemble and engender a "cognitive mapping" (Jameson) of empire and the revolutionary matrix. Empire, we argue, reaches beyond geographic and symbolic borders, and insider/outsider conceptualizations that resituate the subject at the margins of society and citizenship. Our project calls for a different roadmap of Empire's own reconfiguration in contemporary political thought and action. We want to give form to a new revolutionary matrix that can articulate our localities and situations to each

other against the grain of white nativism and white supremacy in the USA nation-state and simultaneously, when possible, articulate and interconnect these to the forces of imperialist globalization.  Identity formations today are consistent with 20thc forms of resistance and opposition which continue to be forced into spaces of marginalized citizenship. The possibility of transformations require that we ask what is new about Empire in the new millennium; who are its subjects; what are the newly developed forms of power that endlessly generate new subjectivities and identity formations; what do we actually know; and how can we give formation to what we are locally and globally--multiraciality, multiculturality, and multilinguality?

Submissions may include, but are not limited, to following topics:

21st Century Cultural and Political Colonization; Homophobia in Society and the State; Unraveling of the America Dream; 21st Century Cultural and Political Geographies; Media Literacy for the 21st Century; Incarceration of Youth/ People of Color; Colonialism in Academy; Rethinking Feminism as Theory and Practice for the 21st Century; Citizenship and Oppositional Consciousness; Formations of Transnational Collectivities; Decolonizing Theory and Practice; Ethnic and Women's Studies as Sites of De/Colonization; Contemporary Theories and Practices of Decolonization; Structures and Ideologies of Empire; Anti- Immigrant Ideologies, Practices and Policies; Status of Human Rights in our Times; The Status of Education in the USA Nation- State; Transformations for New Revolutionary Matrices; Assaults on Reproductive Rights and Justice.

Please Send Submissions via email

Norma Alarcón Ellie D. Hernández

Hard Copy submissions can be sent to

Ellie D. Hernández 4705 South Hall Department of Feminist Studies University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Ca 93106

The manuscript should follow Chicago Style and be no more than 25 pages long (excluding bibliography and notes). As part of your submission, please include a brief (75word) biographical note that includes: Name, Institution or affiliation and area of expertise as well as position or title held.



Lisa Dettmer

Women's Magazine

KPFA Radio

1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Berkeley, CA 94704



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This conference, co-hosted by the Onscenity Research Network and the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University, will take place on April 20-22 2012 at Brunel University, London, UK.



Our keynote speakers are:



Martin Barker, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK


Violet Blue, blogger, columnist, sex educator, and author, US


Judith Halberstam, Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, US


Katrien Jacobs, Associate Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong


Fiona Patten, Australian Sex Party



The key themes of the conference are:



Sex and technology


Technologies of all kinds have been central to the ways in which sex is understood and experienced in contemporary societies. We are interested in papers that explore evolving technologies in the presentation of sex through print, photography, film and video to todays online and mobile media; the ways that technologies are increasingly integrated into everyday sex lives; the expansion of sex technologies in toy, doll, machine and robot manufacture, the marketing of drugs such as Viagra and cosmetic technologies such as body modification and genital surgery for enhancing sex; the expansion of sex work and recreation online; sex 2.0 practices, regimes and environments such as porn tubes, sex chat rooms and worlds like Second Life; and the shifting relations between bodies and machines in the present and in predictions of futuresex.



The regulation of sex


Papers in this strand of the conference will examine how sexuality and the ways in which it is represented are the focus of government policy and subject to various forms of regulation. In democratic societies, sexuality is generally thought to be the domain of the private and personal, outside the ambit of the law whose function in this sphere is simply to maintain public decency. Yet vast amounts of institutional effort and resources are invested in what has come to be called moral regulation, in which self-governance and moral discourse are generally preferred to coercive forms of regulation. At the same time, governments continue to make certain forms of sexual practice and representation illegal. What are the limits of the legally possible today, both in terms of sexual behaviour and representation, and what are the various means employed to encourage us to behave properly in the sexual domain?



Working sex


In recent years sex work has become a potent site for the discussion of labour, commerce and sexual ethics, attracting increased academic attention and public concern. Papers in this strand of the conference will seek to develop our understanding of commercial sex, focus on conceptualizing emerging types of sexual labour, and explore the place of sex work of all kinds in contemporary society. They will ask how an investigation of contemporary forms of sex work and sex as work may shed new light on the study of cultural production, industry, commerce, and notions of commodification and labour. We are also seeking papers which are interested in exploring the connections between work and leisure, work and pleasure, sex work as forms of body and affective labour, and the ethics and politics of sexual labour.



Researching everyday sex


Research into sexuality can often be caught in a politics of anxiety where it is constructed as something that needs to be managed, protected and even guarded against. Sexuality is also understood as absolutely intrinsic to our sense of identity, an important indicator of mental and emotional health and a form of intimate communication and individual fulfillment, as well as an important site of pleasure and play. Papers in this strand of the conference will take as their focus the diverse sexual identities, practices, representations, values and experiences that make up the mundane and spectacular elements of everyday sexual life. We seek papers that examine the politics and/or ethics of researching everyday sexualities, as well as the lived realities of sex in the quotidian.



We invite proposals for the following:


Panels and roundtable discussions of up to four speakers


Papers (20 minutes)


Short Ignite papers (5 minutes/20 slides)





Deadline for the submission of proposals is October 31 2011.



For all individual papers please submit a 150 word abstract and 150 word biographical note.


Please indicate which key theme of the conference your paper belongs to.



For panels and roundtable sessions please submit a 600-800 overview and set of abstracts with 150 word biographical notes.


Please indicate which key theme of the conference your paper belongs to.



Please submit your proposals to<>



Onscenity is funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council and draws together international experts in order to respond to the new visibility or onscenity of sex in commerce, culture and everyday life. The network is committed to working towards developing new approaches to the relationships between sex, commerce, media and technology. Drawing on the work of leading scholars from around the world, it aims to map a transformed landscape of sexual practices and co-ordinate a new wave of research.



Masculinity in superhero comic books and films

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 15 to 18, 2012

Rochester, NY

Deadline:  September 30, 2011

With comic books becoming more mainstream, thanks to numerous summer
blockbuster films focusing on superheroes--2011 bringing audiences *Super*, *
Thor*, *The Green Hornet*, *Captain America*, *X-Men:  First Class*, and *Green
Lantern*--this session welcomes all papers looking at ongoing portrayals of
masculinity in works about superheroes.  Submissions may focus the adherence
or the subversion of masculine archetypes in superhero comic books, graphic
novels, films, plays, and other works in popular culture.  Submit 250- to
500-word proposals to Derek McGrath (

Please include with your abstract the following:  Name, affiliation, email
address, and A/V requirements if any ($10 handling fee with registration).

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session;
however, panelists may only present one paper (panel or seminar).  Convention
participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative
session or participate in a roundtable.   For more information, visit the
NEMLA online at

LILAC 2012

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Dear All

I am very pleased to announce that the LILAC 2012 call for papers is now
open. We have an exciting conference planned from 11-13th April 2012 at
Glasgow Caledonian University. Two keynotes have also been confirmed and
we are in the process of updating the conference website. For further
details about the call for papers please visit the LILAC website:

The call for papers will close at 5pm on 11th November, and we require a
500 or 300 word abstract, depending on the presentation type. The
committee look forward to receiving your proposal and to welcoming you
at LILAC 2012.
With warmest wishes

LILAC Committee

What is LILAC?

LILAC is the Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.

Who should attend?

LILAC is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all our library users whoever they may be.

Librarians from across the UK and around the world attend LILAC.  Delegates come to us from over 30 different countries worldwide. Each year we attract significant key players in the information literacy field as keynote speakers from around the globe.

Our conference themes always have cross-sector appeal and consequently we attract delegates from schools, further education, government, health and special libraries as well as higher education. We are keen to build links across the profession as a whole and encourage librarians and information professionals from all sectors to attend.

We actively support librarianship students and those new to the library profession. For a number of years now, we have been able to sponsor students to attend the conference and are keen to continue to offer as much support as we can to help further careers.

What is LILAC?

LILAC is the Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.

Who should attend?

LILAC is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all our library users whoever they may be.

Librarians from across the UK and around the world attend LILAC.  Delegates come to us from over 30 different countries worldwide. Each year we attract significant key players in the information literacy field as keynote speakers from around the globe.

Our conference themes always have cross-sector appeal and consequently we attract delegates from schools, further education, government, health and special libraries as well as higher education. We are keen to build links across the profession as a whole and encourage librarians and information professionals from all sectors to attend.

We actively support librarianship students and those new to the library profession. For a number of years now, we have been able to sponsor students to attend the conference and are keen to continue to offer as much support as we can to help further careers.

What is LILAC?

LILAC is the Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.

Who should attend?

LILAC is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all our library users whoever they may be.

Librarians from across the UK and around the world attend LILAC.  Delegates come to us from over 30 different countries worldwide. Each year we attract significant key players in the information literacy field as keynote speakers from around the globe.

Our conference themes always have cross-sector appeal and consequently we attract delegates from schools, further education, government, health and special libraries as well as higher education. We are keen to build links across the profession as a whole and encourage librarians and information professionals from all sectors to attend.

We actively support librarianship students and those new to the library profession. For a number of years now, we have been able to sponsor students to attend the conference and are keen to continue to offer as much support as we can to help further careers.

LOEX 2012: Call for Proposals

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Energize! Accelerate! Transform!

40th Annual LOEX Conference
May 3 - 5, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
Proposals due: Friday, November 18, 2011

Instruction librarians know that it's essential to Energize! their teaching, Accelerate! change, and Transform! student learning. We invite you to contribute your recipes for instructional excellence at LOEX 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Successful proposals will model best practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, showcase effective and innovative practices, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types.

Successful proposals should attempt to reflect elements of one of seven tracks:

* Cocktails: Shake it up --
Engaging students with active learning
* Salads: A mixture of unique ingredients --
Reaching diverse populations
* Entrees: The foundation of every meal --
Developing your teachers and your program
* Combo Platter: One from column A, one from column B --
Collaborating across campus and with different institutions
* To Go: Take it with you --
Learning on the go, anytime, anywhere
* Chef's Surprise: Something different and unexpected --
Pursuing cutting-edge trends in teaching and learning
Dessert: Always leave room for this -- Measuring the effectiveness of programs and learning

Breakout Session Formats

Two types of proposals will be accepted:

* Presentation: A 50-minute session that includes time for a 40-45 minute presentation and 5-10 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 30-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

* Interactive Workshop: A 50-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning experience in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-50 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a "hands-on" experience for attendees.

In addition to breakout sessions:
1. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and information sciences, along with librarians in resident or intern programs, will be invited to propose poster sessions.
Details about poster sessions will be issued in a separate call for proposals.

2. (New this year!)  Lightning Talks--short (eight minutes or less) presentations given during a single Saturday session by different presenters.  There will only be handful (~ five) lightning talk presentations, as they are intended to be an energizing, but small, part of the conference.  Proposals will be due in late January.  More details about Lightning Talks will be issued in an early November call for proposals.

Submission Information

Proposals can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 18, 2011. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 13, 2012.

If your proposal is accepted, then up to three presenters will be automatically registered for the conference and required to pay registration in full by Monday, March 26, 2012.

More information, including the proposal submission form, can be found at:

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, contact Catherine Cardwell at

Learn more about the LOEX 2012 Conference at
Learn more about LOEX at
Brad Sietz
Director, LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
Bruce T. Halle Library
Eastern Michigan University
734-487-0020 x2152

February 16-18

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Next-Gen WC:  Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas

The conference theme, "Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas," encourages us, as individuals and as a field, to think generatively about writing center spaces and the compositions that create and shape them. Let's reconsider familiar conversations--staffing, budget, and perception--while composing next-generation spaces and exploring new ideas in writing center theory and practice. In true writing center fashion, we encourage a variety of submissions with broad interpretations of the theme. We embrace many pressing questions in our conversations, including . . . 

  • What will composing look like in next-gen writing centers?
  • Should the next-gen writing center expand modes and media of expression?
  • How might writing centers integrate their work with the larger campus communities they serve?
  • How might we create spaces for our work on campus, regionally, and nationally?
  • How does play inform (or not) the next-gen writing center?
  • How are writing center spaces composed and how do they, in turn, compose us?
  • What does the next-gen writing center relationship between community colleges, colleges and universities, and local schools (K-12) look like?
  • What are the rewards and challenges of creating more and deeper cross-institutional relationships?
  • What will tutoring look like in next-gen writing centers?

Consider, for a moment, shifting perspectives by remixing current practices or envisioning provisional ones. Conference participants may consider a variety of threads, especially ones that integrate two, three, or more of these nodes:

  • Collaboration
  • Creative/Critical thinking
  • Mediation/Remediation
  • RW/Remix
  • Digital and Visual Literacies/Practices
  • Culture/Pop-culture
  • Art/Montage
  • Text/Technology
  • Research/Information Literacy


Moreover, how do we . . .

  • Expand
  • Express
  • Explore
  • Evaluate
  • Invent
  • Integrate
  • Communicate
  • Create
  • Play
  • Problem solve


. . . through/with/in writing center work?

Types of Submissions

We encourage you to think creatively about the way you arrange your sessions. Your session is an opportunity to contribute to, and build upon, writing center scholarship. Moreover, we hope you use this conference opportunity to create, invent, and pilot new or provisional ideas. We encourage a variety of modes and media, including hands-on sessions that recognize multiple learning styles and collaboration as key components. Proposals for individual sessions, panels, posters, and multimedia installations are welcome!

  • 15-20 minute individual presentation: Individual presentation or conference paper. You will be placed on the program with other presenters with similar interests.
  • 45-minute panel/roundtable (3-4 presenters): Panel sessions that involve multiple presenters.
  • 90-minute workshop (hands-on learning, interactive): Interactive sessions that encourage participant involvement. Consider including manipulatives, games, etc. to encourage interaction.
  • Poster: A static display that will be showcased in the Noel Studio's Greenhouse or Invention Space. Poster presenters are encouraged to think about ways to involve participants during the allotted poster-presentation session.
  • Multimedia Installation: A moving or static electronic display that can be showcased on its own, as in a moving slideshow, or as suggested by the presenter. Automatic PowerPoint displays, Prezis, Second Life sites, social media, videos, or other technologically sophisticated displays are encouraged. Feel free to be creative with your installations! They will be showcased on the Noel Studio's monitor wall and breakout spaces.

We welcome submissions from the SWCA region, across the country, and around the world. Submit proposals online at

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

We encourage suggestions for SIGs that you would like to facilitate as part of the conference. SIGs are typically informal conversations with your writing center colleagues and peers. If you're interested in facilitating a SIG at this year's conference, email with your idea and a brief description and overview of how participants will be involved. Think creatively about your SIGs! Consider including manipulatives. Encourage innovative conversations and activities. SIGs will last one hour. 

Pitch Your Project

Test out that elevator speech! Do you have a research topic, dissertation or thesis concept, consulting strategy, theory that needs testing, or any other idea that you'd like feedback on? Consider "pitching your project." We'll have a panel of friendly respondents at this session to give you feedback and help you build momentum. The pitch should be short--one to three minutes--so that most of the time is spent on conversation and idea generation. These sessions are intended to be informal, so just bring your project idea if you'd like to participate.

Questions or Ideas?

Contact Russell Carpenter at, 859-622-7403, the SWCA Facebook site at, or Twitter @noelstudio. Also, visit the SWCA website at for more information.

Deadline for submissions: October 21, 2011.


See you in Richmond, KY!




Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2011

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication

A book edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk

To be published by IGI Global:

With the near ubiquity of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, acquiring and publishing online information has never been easier; however, increased access to consuming and producing digital information raises new challenges to establishing and evaluating online credibility. These challenges are important because they affect a broad range of meaning-making, both inside and outside of academia.  For example, the events of the Arab Spring show that in the absence of what were traditionally seen as relatively reliable information sources, "unofficial" online sources deemed credible by a wide range of actors played a key role in successful uprisings.

Objective of the Book
Offering chapters written by scholars from across the disciplines and from different countries, this book will provide general approaches to evaluating the credibility of digital sources, specific advice for popular websites, and techniques useful for a wide variety of digital genres.

Target Audience

This book would be useful for a variety of academic disciplines, as students continue to utilize online sources in their research. Information literacy specialists would find useful the chapters which focus on particular types of popular sources like Wikipedia, Facebook, and iReports). Journalists and educators in the field of Mass Communication and Library Sciences would find the book useful in establishing protocols for approaching a wide variety of sources. Web designers and writers could use this book to establish a more credible online presence. However, we feel the target audience would be instructors of introductory level courses which involve research. Graduate students and academics could utilize certain chapters to establish a method for determining the credibility of a source they use for research purposes.

Recommended Topics

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

  • General approaches to evaluating online credibility (typos/grammar, design/usability, advertisements, urls, links, contact info, search engine listing, use of stock photos, use of phone/address, date of publication, author, expertise, overall strategies, online universities).
  • Establishing and evaluating credibility with popular websites: (Ebay, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, Second life)
  • Establishing and evaluating credibility in a variety of digital genres: (Blogs, travel websites, online journals, restaurant reviews, emails, product reviews, online games, websites, discussion lists, iReports/news, app ratings, freeware ratings, avatars)

We are particularly interested in submissions that situate how to evaluate and incorporate digital ethos and online credibility as part of researched arguments in various disciplines. While we expect many chapters will examine issues related to the displayed content of the sites in question, we also welcome chapters that evaluate the behind the scene effects on content such as research funding, domain holders, etc.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 15, 2011 a 250-500 word chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2012. 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 in spring 2013 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

Important Dates
October 15, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 15, 2011: Notification of Acceptance
February 15, 2012: Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2012: Review Results Returned to Authors
May 15, 2012: Revised Chapter Submission
May 30, 2012: Final Acceptance Notification
June 15, 2012: Submission of Final Chapters

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

  • Lisbeth Kitson, Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Australia
  • Trenia Napier, Research Coordinator, Eastern Kentucky University, United States
  • Miriam J. Metzger, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  • Andrew Morrison, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Institute of Design, Norway
  • James P. Purdy, Assistant Professor of English/Writing Studies, Duquesne University, United States
  • Jennifer Roswell, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies, Brock University, Canada
  • Malin Utter, University of Borås, Sweden
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (.doc, .docx, or rtf) to

Shawn Apostel
Communication Coordinator, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Eastern Kentucky University
Library 210Q, 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475-3102

Moe Folk
Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Multimodal Composition
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
238 Lytle Hall
Kutztown, PA 19530

Web Reviewers Public Services Quarterly

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Dear colleagues,


I am writing to solicit reviewers and website suggestions for the Internet Resources Column of Public Services Quarterly. PSQ  is a peer-reviewed journal covering a wide variety of public services issues in academic libraries and the Internet Resources Column features reviews of resources that would be useful to public services librarians.


The theme for the upcoming column is online learning and instruction. We want to focus on free sites that assist librarians with providing online or distance reference and instructional services, as well as sites that feature best practices or tips for librarians.


If you would like to review for the next issue, please respond to me at by Wednesday, September 21 with a short note about your interest and any relevant experience. If you don't have time to review for the next issue, but would be interested in being added to the pool of reviewers, please let me know. I also welcome suggestions for websites and/or column themes for future issues.





Melissa Mallon, MLIS

Assistant Professor

Research & Information Services Librarian

Liaison to English, MCLL, Philosophy, Religion,

Elliot School of Communication, and Barton School of

Business (Accountancy, Management, Marketing, & FREDS)


GITMA 2012,  June 17, 18 and 19, 2012 in Bangalore, India.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2011.


The submission deadline is November 15, 2011.  Full papers, short papers, extended abstracts, and panel/workshop proposals may be submitted.


The 13th Annual Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) World conference will be held in Bangalore, India on June 17, 18, and 19, 2012.  Bangalore is known as the software capital of the world.  Besides the academic program, field trips and fun trips are planned.  For further information about GITMA and the conference, please go to our web site:  You can also directly go the conference management system to make a submission:


THE GITMA WORLD CONFERENCE IS BY DESIGN FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL IS/IT RESEARCHERS, EDUCATORS, AND PROFESSIONALS. The 12th annual GITMA conference was held in Las Vegas, USA in June 2011.  It was a huge success, with excellent papers, research forums, panels, workshops and keynote speakers. We are a truly international IS conference and we attract participants from all parts of the world.



Program Chair: Dr. Celia Romm Livermore, Wayne State University, USA,

Program Co-Chairs:

Dr. Dolphy Abraham, Alliance University, India,

Dr. Pierluigi Rippa, University of Naples Federico II, Italy,

Conference Chair: Dr. Prashant Palvia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA,

Local Chair: Dr. Sajan Mathew, Alliance University, India,


This conference provides a unique opportunity to all IT educators, researchers, and practitioners from all countries to get together to network, develop lasting relationships, and exchange ideas. The clear strength is the international participation and the following people should attend:


§  Educators, researchers, and practitioners from North America (including US, Mexico, and Canada)

§  Given the location of the conference, we encourage educators, researchers, and practitioners from Asia and Europe.

§  Educators, researchers, and practitioners from all other parts of the world, including developed, developing, and under-developed nations. We encourage

§  Educators, researchers, and practitioners doing work in all areas of Global IT Management


Representative Tracks: IT in Africa; IT in Asia; IT in Australian Region; Culture in Diffusion of IT; Customer Relationship Management; Decision Support & Knowledge Management; Doctoral Consortium; eGovernance; Global IT Education; Global ERP & SCM Systems; IT in Europe; IT in For-mer Communist Countries; Global Business Processes; Global E-Commerce; Global IT Complex Networks; IT for Government & National Development; Global IT Research Issues ; Global Software Development; Mobile Commerce; IT and Change Management; IT in Africa; IT in Middle Eastern Countries; IT in Manufacturing; IT in Multinational Companies; IT in North America; IT in Newly Industrialized Countries; IT Outsourcing; IT in South America; Social Issues & Ethics in Global IT; Security & Privacy; IT in SMEs; Strategic Applications of IT; Global Hospitality IT. In addition, there will be several panels, workshops, and keynote speakers.

JOURNAL PUBLICATION: Submissions accepted as full papers will be given an opportunity for publication consideration in the journal: Communications of Global Information Technology (COGIT).   Paper judged as higher quality by the reviewers will be further considered for publication on an expedited basis in the Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM), Journal of Information Technology Cases & Applications Research (JITCAR), and Journal of Information Privacy and Security (JIPS).

Journal of Web Librarianship issue on data curation

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The Journal of Web Librarianship is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the topic of data curation, edited by Susan Sharpless Smith.

Data curation, "the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities across the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities," is an emerging field that brings new opportunities and challenges for libraries. The growing movement to effectively manage, archive, preserve, retrieve and reuse research data is one that compliments traditional library missions to preserve and access information. This special issue will explore issues surrounding this new arena. The issue's scope includes but is not limited to:
•    Data curation theory and practice
•    Roles for research libraries and librarians
•    Data storage infrastructures
•    Digital forensics
•    Libraries as partners in data curation strategies
•    Data stewardship
•    Sustainability of long term data management programs
•    Ontologies for data integration
•    Realizing goals for reuse and combination of datasets
•    Education and skills required for data curators
•    Discovery and retrieval systems
•    Data repositories
•    Born digital video
•    Outreach strategies
•    Looking to the future

Susan Smith is Associate Dean at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  She recently completed the third edition of Web-based instruction: A guide for libraries (Chicago: American Library Association) and has published numerous articles and book chapters.

Query letters and preliminary proposals are welcome any time if potential authors would like to discuss their ideas with the issue editor. Please submit queries and manuscripts to guest
editor Susan Smith at Please refer to the JWL web site, for Instructions for Authors.

Issue Timeline:
Initial Manuscript Submission deadline: January 1, 2012
Notices to authors: April, 2012
Final Acceptance: June, 2012
Issue Publication: October, 2012

The Journal of Web Librarianship
Susan Smith, Special Issue Editor
Jody Condit Fagan, Editor
Website: jwl/


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The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks high-quality submissions on emerging or continuing policy debates. Current students (undergraduate or graduate) and recent graduates within three years of earning a degree (bachelors, masters, or doctoral) are eligible to submit. We seek to publish articles on a variety of policy areas including: scientific research, engineering, innovation, technology transfer, commercialization, bio-medicine, drug development, energy, the environment, climate change, the application of technology in developing countries, STEM education, and space exploration. Submissions on other topics are also welcome as long as they relate to the theme of science policy and governance. The Journal strives to publish articles in a timely manner to ensure that publications can be considered in the context of current policy debates.

Submission Guidelines
Policy Memos:

  • Maximum of four pages or 2000 words
  • 1-paragraph executive summary
  • Must be directed to an individual or organization

Policy Analyses:

  • Maximum of 30 pages
  • Must include a one page executive summary
  • Must include policy recommendations

Technology Assessments:

  • Maximum of 35 pages
  • Must include a one page executive summary
  • Must examine the policy and governance implications of technology in question
  • May include policy recommendations


  • Maximum of 1000 words
  • Must include policy or governance implications

Other styles of articles are also welcome as long as they relate to the theme of science policy and governance. Submissions must include all authors and institutional affiliations. Articles selected for publication will be edited and reviewed by two Associate Editors and the Editor-in-Chief. Prior to publication, authors will be required to submit a one paragraph biographical statement and complete a copyright transfer statement.
Submissions should be in Word or Word compatible format. All submissions should be double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman or 11 point Calibri font with 1" margins and page numbers. The primary authors' last name should be on every page as a right-aligned footer. Citations may be submitted in any standard format (MLA, APA, etc.), but may require reformatting upon publication.
For questions regarding submissions email

ACRL seeks proposals for the design, development and delivery of a versatile and modular curriculum to support the use of the association's forthcoming revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). The complete RFP, including details on project deliverables and the application process, is available on the ACRL website at The deadline for proposal submissions is Sept. 26, 2011.

ACRL has a history of supporting librarians in understanding and using the association's standards and guidelines. To accompany the anticipated October 2011 release of the new version of SLHE, ACRL will be offering education and consultation services to assist librarians in understanding these new standards and applying them to the specific needs of their institutions.

The association seeks an individual or individuals who have the knowledge and ability to design and develop a versatile, modular professional development curriculum to support the educational efforts for SLHE. The purpose of this project is to provide a wide range of professional development opportunities through a variety of methods and modalities including in-person events, live webcasts and asynchronous web-delivered courses. This versatile, modular and multi-faceted curriculum will address the principles, performance indicators, outcomes, assessment and evidence as described in the standards.

The complete RFP, including details on project deliverables and the application process, is available on the ACRL website at Interested individuals should submit their proposals by 4:30 p.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

The forthcoming revision of SLHE was developed by the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force, chaired by Patricia Iannuzzi of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, with input from the association membership and Board of Directors.

Questions concerning the RFP or proposal process should be directed to Kathryn Deiss at (312) 280-2529 or email

ISTE 2012

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June 24-27, 2012

San Diego Convention Center

For more information go to:

ISTE is now accepting session proposals for ISTE 2012. Submission opportunities are divided into four major categories and a variety of themes & strands. We are seeking content that addresses digital age learning and takes advantage of student-centered pedagogy as well as digital tools and resources. Digital age learning is authentic, real-world, rigorous, collaborative, and global. Student-centered pedagogy is individualized and differentiated; project, problem, or challenge based; and/or supported by the latest brain research on how students learn. The goal of all conference content is to help educators develop students' learning, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration abilities.

We are looking for:

  • Content that increases both the technical knowledge and the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of educators and teacher candidates, as well as the leadership skills of students and educators
  • Systems, models, promising practices, and strategies for achieving digital age learning in formal and informal learning environments, face to face and virtual
  • Models of how to achieve the NETS and examples of the NETS in action
  • Technical content that is appropriate for all levels of expertise, from beginner to advanced

We invite ISTE member and non-member educators and students at all levels, nationally and internationally, to submit. We also welcome corporate-sponsored proposals from exhibitors that focus on and demonstrate appropriate non-commercial uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, or administration in K-12 education or teacher education. The deadline for submission is midnight (Pacific Time) on October 5, 2011.

We are still taking abstracts for the following roundtable at the Northeast MLA conference in Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012.  The abstract deadline is Sept. 30.


Teaching Literary Studies in the Women's and Gender Studies Classroom (Roundtable)


While many scholars in literary and cultural studies focus on feminist issues, the field of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) has coalesced into its own discipline, frequently oriented toward the social sciences and not the humanities. This roundtable will explore what the study of literature has to offer students in various classrooms (literary studies, WGS, and cross-listed courses) and to WGS more broadly. Please send abstracts to Deborah Uman, and Heather Hewett,



New Learning Technologies 2012

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Caribe Royale Hotel

Orlando, Florida - February 15-17, 2012


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


The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions.  Topics of interest include:


Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

·        Handhelds, PDAs, Smartphones, Tablet PCS

·        Using Effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise

·        Mobile-optimized Web Applications

·        Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies

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

·        Security Issues involved in interactions with Mobile Computing

·        Mobile Computing's Impact on Workforce Productivity

·        Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems

Instructional Systems Design

·        Blended Learning strategies

·        Strategies to address remote learners

·        Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning

·        Authoring tools and their effectiveness

·        Evaluation processes and assessment techniques

·        ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement

·        Prototyping in the development process

·        Business cases for learning measurement

·        Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Knowledge Management Systems

·        Integrating EPSS

·        Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement

·        Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)

·        Learning Management Systems (LMS)

·        Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)

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

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

·        Compliance Training

New Technologies & the Marketplace

·        Cloud Computing

·        Social Networks & Net Communities

·        Virtual Learning Environments

·        Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods

·        Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity

·        Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement

·        Content and Technology Interoperability Issues

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

Gaming and Simulation for Training and Job Performance Improvement

·        Online Games

·        Military Applications

·        Massively Multiplayer Simulation (MMP)

·        Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments

·        Game-based Learning

·        Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning

·        Business Gaming Using Expert Systems

·        Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools

·        Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations

·        Simulation gaming for Management Training

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

·        Academic Professionals

·        Chief Learning Officers

·        Directors of E-Learning

·        Directors of Training and Development

·        E-learning Project Managers

·        Military and Industrial Trainers

·        Government Professionals and Managers

·        Performance Support Professionals

·        Managers of Training

·        Management and Training Consultants

·        Compliance Training Managers

·        Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers

·        Education/Training Facilitators

·        Human Performance Technology Professionals

·        Instructional Designers

·        Instructional Systems Developers

·        Curriculum Developers

·        Content Developers

·        E-Learning Developers

·        Application Development Managers

Explanation of Presentation Types



Standard Presentation

This type of presentation typically involves one or two speakers who present information on their topic of choice with the use of PowerPoint slides and/or other media residing on the laptop or the web. Each presentation room is equipped with a projector, screen and T-1 line to the internet. 45 minutes are allowed for this kind of presentation. This kind of presentation constitutes the majority of slots on the conference program.



Panel Presentation

This type of presentation typically involves a moderator and three or four panelists with extensive experience or knowledge related to the panel topic. The moderator and the panelists generally are from distinct organizations (e.g., they are not from the same company, university or government agency). The moderator acts as the Emcee and proposes questions to the panelists as well as relaying questions from the attendees. 1 hour 30 minutes are allowed for this kind of panel presentation. During the course of the conference, 3 to 4 panel presentations will be accepted for inclusion in the program.


Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested) on the SALT website ( Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion.  A proceedings will be prepared and you should provide a paper and/or your presentation slides prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings.  Abstract submissions should be received by September 23, 2011. 

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright.  Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Co-speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a presentation, please call John Fox at (540) 347-0055.

All applicants will be notified via email by October 8th, 2011 regarding acceptance on to the program. Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT.

Key Dates:

Deadline to Submit Abstracts: September 23, 2011
Notification of Acceptance Emailed: October 8, 2011

Conference Dates: February 15-17, 2012

Submit your abstract on-line at or email it to 

To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.

18th Reference Research Forum

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The deadline for submissions is January, 2, 2012.
The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 18th Reference Research Forum at the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.
For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website:
The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in Anaheim, CA.
Criteria for selection:
• Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;
• Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;
• Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;
• Research projects may be in-progress or completed;
• Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted
Proposals are due by Monday, January 2, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 6, 2012. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:
1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and email address(es).
2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:
a. Title of the project;
b. Explicit statement of the research problem;
c. Description of the research design and methodologies used, and preliminary findings if any;
d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research
Please send submissions by email to:
Qiana Johnson
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee

2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

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Call for Proposals

The 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, JCLC 2012: Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communities will take place from September 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.   The mission of JCLC is to advance the issues affecting librarians of color within the profession and to also explore how best to serve the incredibly diverse and changing communities that use our libraries.

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is a conference for everyone and brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, supporters, trustees and community participants to explore issues of diversity inclusion in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services.  JCLC deepens connections across constituencies, creates spaces for dialogue, promotes the telling and celebrating of one's stories, and encourages the transformation of libraries into more democratic and diverse organizations.  This groundbreaking event is sponsored by the five ethnic caucuses: the American Indian Library Association (AILA), Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA).  JCLC 2012 follows the first gathering in 2006 in Dallas, Texas.

The 2012 JCLC Steering Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the conference.  Proposal submission deadlines are listed below.

JCLC Tracks and Topics

JCLC 2012 seeks conference session presentations in all areas of diversity, including, but not limited to, the topics below.  Ideal sessions will either provide insights, skills, tools and strategies that stress solutions, implementation and practical applications; highlight exemplary programs, approaches and models; facilitate constructive dialogue, interaction, and understanding around significant issues affecting conference constituencies; or discuss efforts to create more inclusive environments, programs and curriculum. 

 •   Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration

Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; community collaborations; user spaces; public policy; health education; using census data and other government information; cultural programming; services to and rebuilding of communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban, rural and low-income communities; etc.

•   Collections, Programs and Services

Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music; information literacy; children's, youth and adult programming; programs for diverse populations; reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technical services; archives; preservation; documenting traditional knowledge; research; cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.

•   Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange (understanding and valuing differences)

Increasing awareness and tolerance of "minorities"; disabilities; gender; celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBT populations; nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving the incarcerated; immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnational communities; multiculturalism; best practices and model programs; etc.  

•   Leadership, Management and Organizational Development

Administration; staff development/training; recruitment and retention; leadership; organizational culture; management; cultural competencies; mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff and paraprofessional issues; conflict resolution and mediation; re-organization and re-structuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change; research; fundraising; etc.  

  • Technology and Innovation

Teaching and learning; emerging technologies; e-repositories; social networking applications; digitization; equal access for users; library tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning and collaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology and implications for use; videos; etc.

Session Formats

All sessions are 75 minutes long and may take one of the following formats:

·      Panel

·      Individual Paper/Presentation

·      Roundtable

·      Workshop

·      Poster Session

**JCLC will also accept proposals in different formats (other than those listed above) that will excite, engage and create a new learning environment for conference attendees**

Submission Guidelines

All proposals must be submitted to the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color website at:


All proposals must be received by midnight PST on September 15, 2011.  No late submissions will be accepted.  Notifications of proposal selection will be made on a rolling basis beginning on November 1, 2011 and ending on December 15, 2011.  

Selection Criteria

All proposals will be blind reviewed (without author identification) by the JCLC Program Committee.  Proposals are evaluated on quality and clarity of content, uniqueness of topic, relevance to conference attendees, ability to engage the audience, and the relationship of the proposal to the mission of the conference. 


Many questions can be answered on the JCLC website at: Questions may also be sent to Alanna Aiko Moore, JCLC Program Committee Chair, at

JCLC 2012 Program Planning Committee

The JCLC 2012 Program Committee members include:

Alanna Aiko Moore, Program Chair, JCLC Steering Committee (University of California, San Diego)


Toni Anaya (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Jeehyun Davis (University of Texas Libraries)

Gerardo A. Colmenar (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Min Chou (New Jersey City University)

Portia Latalladi (Chicago Public Library)

Sarah Kostelecky (Institute of American Indian Arts)

Susan Luevano (California State University, Long Beach)

Sara Martinez (Tulsa City-County Library)

Mark A. Puente (Association of Research Libraries)

Sandy Wee (San Mateo County Library)


Feminist Stuff: Material Feminisms / Feminism Matters

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CFP - Feminist Stuff:  Material Feminisms / Feminism Matters
"Oh, how I yearned for a
little money of my own! Not much really. A few hundred a year would have done
it. Just enough to meet a friend for lunch occasionally, to indulge in
extravagantly colored stockings, a few small items, without having to appeal to

----- Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique(45) 
The Critical Feminist Studies Division of the Cultural
Studies Association (CSA) invites submissions for our 10th Annual
Meeting, to be held at the University of California-San Diego, 28 March - 1
April 2012.
This year's theme, "Culture Matters," calls for proposals
that critically and creatively reflect on culture and "the material" broadly
Within CSA's theme for the conference, this Division asks
similarly of Cultural Studies' engagement with feminism. How do we define the
relationship between feminism and material culture? What does a critical
feminist approach to materiality look like? What are the im/possibilities of feminist
materiality? Of feminist materials? Basically, what could be historically and
culturally identified as the "stuff" of feminisms - commodities, things and
objects? Above all, how does a critical approach to feminism reshape notions of
Cultural Studies today? Why, and how, does Critical Feminist Studies "matter"?
Possible topics may include:
	* Feminist Material Studies
	* The stuff of feminisms - commodities, things, objects
	* Feminist stuff and the im/possibility of feminist (material) goods
	* Uses, values, desires and pleasures surrounding material goods/objects
	* Critical Feminism and Material Cultural Studies
	* Feminist theories of material culture
The Division seeks to fill two sessions for the conference.
One session will be a traditional Panel with four, 20-minute presentations. One
session will be a Seminar led by a scholar whose work especially highlights
this year's theme. Please indicate your interest for either Session.
Please submit the following for consideration:
1)    Your name, institutional affiliation, email address and phone
2)    Presentation/Paper title;
3)    250-word (max) abstract of your 20-minute presentation

As you know, there is a growing academic and societal need for the integration of academic activities among themselves and with Society, including private and public sectors. An increasing number of academics have noticed the importance of integrating Research, Education, and Problem Solving among themselves and with societal and corporate real life problems. To address these integrating processes is the purpose of the International Symposium on Integrating Research, Education, and Problem Solving: IREPS 2011 (, to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on November 29th - December 2nd, 2011.


We would like to invite you to submit an extended abstract or a draft paper as a contribution to this important Symposium. Submissions deadline is September 22nd, 2011. Your contribution may be oriented to how any kind of partial or global integration might be done and/or why it is important or useful to be done. You can address via reflection why it should be done, or via reflective practice how it might be effectively achieved. Submissions related to Case Studies are also accepted, as well as Action Research in how to achieve some specific or general integration of academic activities.


Please, check the web site for acceptance and camera ready deadlines, as well as for details with regards to awards for best papers, two-tier peer reviewing, journal publication of the best 20% of the presented papers, technical keynote speakers, virtual participation, invited sessions organization, etc.


Some of the suggested topics are the following:


   Relationships between research and teaching. Teaching via collaborative research.

   Relationships between research and practice or consulting

   Relationships between teaching and practice or consulting

   Integrating research, teaching and consulting or practice

   Relationships between academic informing sciences and informing engineering

   Integrating Informing Science and Informing Engineering

   Action research applied to academic activities

   Research design

   Academic systems engineering

   Educational systems engineering

   Organizational engineering applied to educational or research organizations.


We hope we can count on your contribution in such an important issue,


IREPS 2011 Organizing Committee

LITA Guides

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LITA is looking for individuals to author or serve as editor for the following LITA Guides to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishing. To learn more about Neal-Schuman's publishing program see The topics are:


1.            Improving library service through outsourcing technology

2.            Building a better library website using html5 and css3

3.            Top ten technologies  every library should be offering

4.            Low cost high appeal technologies you can implement tomorrow

5.            Protecting yourself against data security breaches (with a focus on the needs of medium to small libraries)

6.            Cost control measures (with a focus on the needs of medium to small libraries)

7.            Identity management (with a focus on the needs of medium to small libraries)


Authors and editors receive a royalty for their work. There is a relatively quick turnaround time for publication.


Please get in touch with me if you are interested in authoring or editing one of these guides or have a proposal of your own.


You can email me directly at


Marta Deyrup



SRRT Book Reviews Editor

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Are you looking for a way to be more involved in the Social Responsibilities
Round Table? Are you passionate about books and their role in social
responsibility? Do you have excellent writing and editing skills? Are you good
at meeting deadlines and encouraging others to meet them as well? If so, the
SRRT Newsletter book reviews editor might be just the volunteer position
you're looking for!

Jennifer Caldwell is stepping down as book reviews editor in December 2011 and
the SRRT Editorial Board is looking for a new editor to take her place. The
SRRT Newsletter is produced electronically on a quarterly basis. The book
reviews editor's responsibilities include maintaining a list of reviewers,
editing reviews, selecting materials for review and soliciting reviews.

If you're interested, please send a copy of your CV/resume, a brief statement
outlining your qualifications and interest in the position, and a writing
sample and/or examples of previous work to Editorial Board member Julie
Winkelstein at The deadline for submission of materials is
October 30, 2011.

LITA National Forum 2011 Lightning Talks

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Like to take chances? Tell us about it!

Are you the first to adopt new technologies? Are you the one pushing your institution to develop the next great thing? Maybe you are always the first to purchase that new software/equipment? Sounds like you are driving the bandwagon not jumping on it, and we'd love to know more!


The theme for this year's Lightning Talks is Projects that involve RISK TAKING. Tell us what lessons you learned, what pieces of the project did or did not work, and how your innovative project is faring now. Regardless of whether your experimental project was successful, your colleagues are interested.


Lightning Talks are short 5 minute presentations that will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 3:30 until 4:20 pm (concurrent session 6). We will have 6 or 7 Lightning Talks in the session and sign up is first-come, first-serve. Each should be concise and contain no more than 10 slides (if used at all). 

1. Send your proposals to by September 21. We'll need your name, email, organization, and title/brief descriptions for your lightning talk. Please put "LITA Forum Lightning Talk" in the subject of your message.

2.  We will begin notifying the lightning-talkers and the first few runners-up as soon as we have six participants, so get your submission in quickly.

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

1. Current presenters or poster-session givers are requested to give others a chance (unless they are burning with a completely different idea they are absolutely dying to share).

2. These are quick, fun, low-barrier talks. Extensive slides and handouts are not required or expected. Remember, when the bell rings and your five minutes are up you are outta there!

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

4. Please no product pitches!

The 45th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

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April 11-13, 2012, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Deadline for Submission: October 28, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: November 25, 2011

The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

 In accordance with this mission, the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science invites submissions for papers or presentations to be presented at the 45th annual festival to be held April 11-13, 2012 on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.

 We invite abstracts (of approximately 500 words) for 45-60 minute sessions that are of professional interest to our attendees. Each year the School of Library and Information Science hosts the three-day Festival which includes the most notable names in children's literature. Average attendance is around 450 children's librarians, school media specialists, and faculty in library science and literature from around the Southeast.

 To apply:

 - Submit a proposal including title, session proposer (with full contact information), name of presenter(s), abstract, and audiovisual requirements. 

- Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) summary of your session

- Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) bio of session presenter(s)

- Presenters are responsible for handouts and other materials required for their session.

- Proposals must be sent electronically to Karen Rowell at on or before October 28, 2011. Receipt of proposals will be confirmed via email within a few days of submission. Authors of accepted proposals will receive notification via email on or before November 25, 2011 and will receive complimentary registration to the festival (luncheons not included).

A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without
harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future
generations to meet their needs.  Meeting this formidable challenge requires
a substantial increase in our understanding of the integrated system of
society, the natural world, and the alterations humans bring to Earth.
NSF's Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
activities aim to address this need through support for interdisciplinary
research and education.

SEES postdoctoral fellows will receive up to 3 years of funding to conduct
research, establish partnerships, and advance their professional

The Proposal deadline is December 5, 2011.

General inquiries regarding the NSF SEES Fellows program should be made to

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times; and Library Management Tips That Work, both 2011 ALA Editions

Co-editor: Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System, Orlando, Florida; contributor to Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (ALA Editions, 2010) 

Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; 2011 Texas Library Association Public Relations Branding Iron Award

Chapters sought for an anthology by U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical how-to chapters on ways to continue education before/beyond your MLS in librarianship and other fields for advancement, keeping current, and personal satisfaction.

Possible topics: workshops, conferences, deciding on colleges, online classes, scholarships, maximizing technology, graduate assistants, research and publication, stress management, financial aspects, teaching, balancing classes/family/work, networking, travel abroad. Creative methods relating to professional development encouraged.

Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One author or authored by two; one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation; 3,000-3,500 words.

Please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by Nov. 14, 2011 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place EDUCATION/Last Name on the subject line to:

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: January 15, 2012

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Modeling, Simulation and Design of Engineering Systems using Soft Computing Approaches

International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)

Guest Editors:

Prof. Babu Devasenapati.S, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, India

Dr. V. Sugumaran, VIT University, India

Dr. R. Rajavel, Manipal University, Dubai

Dr. Rika Ampuh Hadiguna, Andalas University, Indonesia


            In the current manufacturing scenario, the modeling and simulation of physical systems in both engineering and management streams is of paramount importance. This special issue serves as a platform for sharing research findings among various research groups working across the globe, with special focus on control system design, condition monitoring through pattern recognition and diverse other simulation and modeling techniques involved in approaching the most optimal solution for engineering and management issues.


The objective of this special issue is to invite full­ length original articles on new findings and developments from researchers, academicians, and practitioners from industries, in the area of modeling, simulation and analysis of engineering and management systems. This issue has a special emphasis on an inter-disciplinary approach.


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

          Adaptive filtering algorithm

          Artificial intelligence based systems

          Control system design and analysis

          Data acquisition/signal processing 

          Line balancing in production systems

          Machine condition monitoring

          Manufacturing cell design and analysis

          Signal noise identification and cancellation

          Simulation and modeling of supply chain

          Soft computing based models

          Vibration based structural health monitoring

          Vibration monitoring and control 



Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on "Modeling, Simulation and Design of Engineering Systems using Soft Computing Approaches" on or before January 15, 2012. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

 ABOUT International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)

The International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) publishes original scientific and quality research on the theory of and advances in dynamical systems with analyses of measure-theoretical and topological aspects. This interdisciplinary journal provides audiences with an extensive exploration of the perspectives and methods of system dynamics and system thinking, which are applied to systems in the fields of engineering, soft computing, economics, management, and medicine, among others. The journal also covers strongly related research areas including control, automation, and systems. IJSDA publishes original articles, reviews, technical reports, patent alerts, and case studies on the latest innovative findings of new methodologies and techniques. The journal welcomes active participation and contribution by researchers, not only by submitting original works but also by making constructive suggestions for improving of the journal. IJSDA appeals to academics, researchers, and professionals in the fields of engineering, modeling and computer simulation, decision analysis, soft computing, control systems, dynamic systems, applied mathematics, statistics, natural sciences, policy analysis, management, management science, economics, and behavioural sciences.

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

Editor-in-Chief: Ahmad Taher Azar 

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)


The International Journal of System Dynamics Applications is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Prof. Babu Devasenapati.S

Guest Editor

International Journal of System Dynamics Applications


Gender and Political Transformation in Societies at War

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Call for Papers - Special Issue on

Gender and Political Transformation in Societies at War

Deadline: January 1, 2012

Guest Editors

Maureen Hays Mitchell, Colgate University

Jill A. Irvine, University of Oklahoma

The Journal of International Women Studies seeks manuscripts for a special issue on gender and political transformation in societies at war.  We invite manuscripts that investigate  the relationship among gender and political transformation in societies beset by high levels of violence, in which building democratic institutions and practices necessarily involves a process of establishing civil peace and reconciling diverse factions of society.  We are especially interested in manuscripts that engage critically with the literature on gender and peace-making, transitional justice, and human security.

Questions of interest include but are not limited to the following:

1.)  Does conflict create space for achieving conflict and post conflict gender equality?  Under what condition does wartime organizing along gender lines to promote peace and/or deliver humanitarian aid translate into postwar gains for gendered justice?

2.) How do efforts to promote peace and transitional justice translate into gender equality?  How do women participate in processes to promote peace and transitional justice and to what effect?

3.) Do women's groups form coalitions with broader human rights organizations, civil society actors, and political parties in attempting to establish peace and democratic institutions and practices?  If so, when and how do such coalitions reach across sectarian, class or other lines?

4.) How do men organize to resist war and the construction of hypermasculinity that accompanies it?  What are the linkages among men outside the mainstream?  When and how do they reach across sectarian, class or other lines?

5.) What is the definition and role of sexual minorities in post-conflict situations?  How do GLBTQ activists and groups participate in attempts to establish peace and democratic institutions and practices?

6.) How are global gender norms negotiated and applied at the local scale in conflict and post-conflict settings and with what outcomes?

7.)What is the effect of the "NGO-ization" of civil society on women's groups and movements?  Does the prevalence of NGO modes of organizing during and after war undermine or promote a sustained, grassroots women's movement?

8.) What is the impact of international actors (states, IO, INGOs) on gender roles,  relations and equality in war-to-democracy political transformations?  Do democracy assistance programs help or hinder the establishment of more equitable gender relations?


Submissions should be a maximum of 7,500 words inclusive of notes and bibliography.  For further information on submission guidelines see  Manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.  Please direct any questions about the call for papers to the guest editors.

Please send submissions to either:

Maureen Hays-Mitchell, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Geography
Colgate University
Hamilton, New York 13346
tel: 315-228-7251
fax: 315-228-7038


Jill Irvine, PhD

Presidential Professor

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK 73019

405 325 2205



The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJCALLT.



The mission of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) is to publish research that addresses the impact of information communication technologies in advancing foreign/second language learning and teaching. This journal expands on the principles, theories, design, and implementation of computer-assisted language learning programs. In addition to original research papers, this journal welcomes CALL-related book reviews and case studies.



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


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<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Teaching approaches in the CALL context



Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must consult the journal's guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.



The International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit


All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:


Bin Zou


International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching


Conference on Privacy and the Challenge of Technology

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The Information Ethics Roundtable

Conference on Privacy and the Challenge of Technology

Hunter College

New York, New York
April 27, 2012

Tentative Keynote Speaker: Helen Nissenbaum,
(Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU), author of Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford Law, 2010)

In one sense information technology has been a boon for privacy. For instance, ATMs and online banking mean that we seldom have to present ourselves to a teller. Online shopping offers similar benefits. However, technology can also pose a serious threat to privacy, since so much of what we now do leaves an enduring digital record. This information can then be recombined to create detailed personal profiles that couldn't have emerged in pre-digital days. Moreover, these profiles can in turn be swiftly disseminated without our consent or even knowledge.

Information ethics studies the value questions that arise from the creation, control, and access to information. The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference that brings together information scientists, librarians, philosophers, and social scientists to discuss ethical issues such as intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship. This year's conference will address conceptual, empirical, and ethical issues related to privacy and the connection between privacy and information technology. Questions addressed will include:

  • Is privacy valuable?
  • To what extent does privacy benefit from technology?
  • To what extent is privacy threatened by technology?
  • When is the sharing of others' personal information appropriate or inappropriate?
  • What role should privacy play in increasingly digitized academic and public libraries?
  • To what extent is privacy law keeping up with changes in technology?
  • Does privacy have a future?                                  

We invite submissions on any of the above or closely related topics. If you are interested, please submit an abstract of up to 500 words to  Include your full name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.  Address any queries about the conference to Tony Doyle, Hunter College Library, at the address given above.                              

Submission Deadline: January 2, 2012

Acceptance Notification: January 31, 2012




In the last fifteen years queer and trans scholarship has expanded in a variety of directions to take on new topics in relation to geography, globalization, neoliberalism, colonialism, terrorism, nationalism, migration, diaspora, and affective orientation to name a few. This has meant an increased engagement with nonnormative genders and sexualities in Latino/a, African American, Arab, South Asian, indigenous, and API cultural contexts, which has opened up how gender and sexuality is explored in queer and trans theory and studies of migration and diaspora.


The shift has also spawned new critical approaches that queer/"quare" race and ethnicity and critically "read" queer and trans discourses and methods through racial and ethnic histories of struggle. Some works that treat nonnormative sexualities and genders in African American cultural and historical contexts are include: E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson's Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology; Siobhan B. Somerville's Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in America; David Gerstner's Queer Pollen: White Male Seduction, Black Male Homosexuality, and the Cinematic; Stephanie K. Dunning's Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire, and Contemporary African American Culture; Kathryn Bond Stockton's Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where Black Meets Queer; A. B. Christa Schwartz's Gay Voices in the Harlem Renaissance; James Wilson's Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance; Roderick A. Ferguson's Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique, and Kara Keeling The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, The Black Femme, and The Image of Common Sense. These studies articulate new chapters in American, African American and queer cultural and critical histories; new understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and nation; and inventive methods for studying race, sexuality and gender in African American and U.S. history and culture.


We want to open up this critical scope to explorations of non-conforming genders and sexualities in Africa and its Diaspora with a new anthology: Queering Africa/Trans-ing Diaspora: Mapping Multiple Migrations. We seek submissions that treat the bodies, lived experiences, communities, and cultural productions of nonnormative genders and sexualities in Africa and its diaspora. Below is a list of possible topics, but these are meant to be suggestive only and do not exhaust the range of critical possibilities.


·         What does it mean to queer and trans Africa/Diaspora and to Africanize queer and trans theory? What does gender and sexual nonconformity in African/Diasporic contexts look like? How well (or not) do these categories translate across cultural and national boundaries?


·         How has sexual and gender nonconformativity been used to frame and theorize "Africa" and Diaspora in queer, trans, feminist, anthropological, and postcolonial discourses? How does the study of non-conforming genders and sexualities in Africa and its Diaspora interrogate, open up, and rethink queer and trans identities as categories of geographical, national, and temporal heterogeneity with multiple locations, genealogies, epistemologies, and trajectories?


·         How is gender and sexual variance figured in African/diasporic nationalist and (post)colonial imaginaries, including notions of culture, tradition, home, community, and belonging? How might these subjects interrogate, (re)write, and transform (trans)national narratives of migration, citizenship, home, and belonging? How do their (multiple) migrations deconstruct, fracture, and reorder bipolarities of diasporic displacement/nostalgia and neoliberal assimilationism?


·         How are globalization, nationalism, (neo)colonialism, and migration imbricated in the production and movement of non-conforming gender and sexual subjects across the continent and throughout the Diaspora?


·         In what multiple, simultaneous directions do these nonconforming subjects move and how are their subjectivities, including their economic, political, and social positioning, conceptualized and mapped? What might geographies of non-conforming gender and sexual variance reveal about the way in which gender and sexuality are conceived and lived differently across the Diaspora?


·         How do these subjects disrupt and interrogate circuits of global capital and discourses of race, gender, and sexuality that normalize them? How do their migrations open up the way we theorize transectionalities of race, ethnicity, diaspora, nationality, migration and globalization?


·         How do multiple migrations of non-conforming sexual and gender subjects open up the way we theorize relationships between materiality and migration: that is, between the hormonal and surgical reconfigurations of bodily flesh and the movement of bodies across borders and spaces.


We welcome papers from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, cultural analysis, ethnography (e.g., anthropological, sociological, geographical, etc), empirical studies, historical/archival research, and theoretical speculation. 

Send all inquiries and submissions to Professors Trystan Cotten and Jacqueline Francis at: (or and Deadline for submissions is January 15th 2012.



Fellowship Programme 2012-2013

The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology and society as well as technology assessment and research into the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound technologies. The IAS-STS is broadly speaking, an institute for the enhancement of science and technology studies.

The IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between 1 October 2012 and 30 June 2013 as a

*- Research Fellow (up to nine months) or as a*

*- Visiting Scholar (shorter period, e.g. a month)*

The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure. Close co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture; see:, guest lectures, workshops and conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and scholarly discussion.

Furthermore we can offer five grants (up to EUR 940,- per month) for long-term Research Fellows at the IAS-STS.

The Fellowship Programme 2012-2013 is dedicated to projects investigating the following issues:

*1. Gender -- Technology -- Environment*
This area of research particularly focuses on gender dimensions of science and technology. On the one hand individual perspectives of actors in the technological field are taken into account, on the other hand educational, organisational, societal, environmental and political issues are gaining more and more relevance. Current promising research will also shed more light on the interrelation between individuals' concepts and media representations of gender and technology.

*2. Genetics and Biotechnology*
A focus of the Fellowship Programme lies on research providing a critical analysis of the life sciences. Researchers investigating either social aspects of biomedicine or risk and wider governance issues related to agricultural biotechnology are especially encouraged to apply.

*3. Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
*SCP seeks to promote social and economic development within the carrying capacity of ecosystems. New strategies and concrete tools are needed to change individual and institutional patterns of consumption and to enhance corporate responsibility (CR) of organisations. Researchers investigating patterns of consumption and intervention strategies to promote sustainable lifestyles among both public and private consumers or working within the thematic field of ecological product policy are encouraged to apply. Research projects integrating product assessment tools such as LCA, carbon footprint, MIPS or related methods are also of special interest.*

*4. Energy and Climate
*On basis of the analysis of social, technological and organisational framework of energy use projects should contribute to the shaping of sustainable energy, climate and technology policies. They should aim at socio-economic aspects of energy technologies or at strategies of environmental technology policy. They should develop measures and strategies for the promotion of renewable energy sources, for the transition to a sustainable energy system or contribute to the field of sustainable construction. Regional governance, climate policy strategies, innovation policy and the role of users are important themes. In addition, the Manfred Heindler grant is awarded for research projects on the increased use of renewable energies and on a more efficient use of energy.

*5. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
*Novel developments in ICT-related fields are investigated from the perspective of the social studies and the philosophy of science and technology. The inquiry covers a variety of research areas concerning ICTs and human agency. Topics may include Artificial Intelligence, ubiquitous computing, intelligent environments or ICTs and mobility. These topics are analysed with respect to their wider social, ethical and political implications. Further possible issues of interest are the social shaping of ICTs, ICT risk management and ICTs and innovation policies.

Applications must be submitted to the IAS-STS by 31 December 2011.

For application forms and further information:
Please visit our website:

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS)
Attn. Günter Getzinger
Kopernikusgasse 9
8010 Graz -- Austria

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

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 Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on

Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

Editor: Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: NOVEMBER 1, 2011!                              

The term "neoliberal" has come to define our current global age, yet definitive understandings of what "neoliberal" means remains a contested terrain. In the past three decades, neoliberal economic/social ideology has created a global world governed by free-market principles. The purpose of this edited collection is to explore the meanings and effects of neoliberalism from the perspective of "mothers." Arising from an inclusive and broad understanding of "mothering," the intent of the collection is to compile diverse works from an assortment of geographical areas and interests pertaining to mothering and neoliberalism. For the purposes of this volume, neoliberalism is to be understood as a social as well as political/economic ethos whereby the free-market focus has come to infiltrate all aspects of society. The collection will focus on ethnographic (research-based) and theoretical submissions.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):                          

Marginalized mothers, mothering and homelessness, mothering and the social welfare state, mothering and childcare, intensive mothering and neoliberalism, mothering and migration, transnational mothering, mothering and capitalism, mothering and maternity leave, mothering and employment, mothering and "working from home," mothering and individuation, mothering and neoliberal child-rearing practices, neoliberal representations of "mothering," single mothering, connections between neoliberalism, feminism and mothering, neoliberalism and re-conceptualizing the "nuclear family," eco-mothering, neoliberal policies and reproductive rights, mothering and the economy, mothering and collective political mobilization, mothering and finance, entrepreneurial mothers, mothering and neoliberal education, neoliberal reconfiguration of public/private dichotomy, mothering and neoliberal discourses of health, gender roles and neoliberalism, mothers as niche markets, mothering and urban living, neoliberal redefining of family/home spatialization, mothers and microcredit, mothering and poverty, mothering and media, mothering in the informal economy, mothering and governmentality, mothering and risk discourse, mothering and transnational spatiality, mothering and Marxism, mothering and NGOs, global neoliberal maternal health discourses, mothering and volunteerism, mothering and the global labour market, effects of privatization and decentralization on mothering, effects of neoliberal structural readjustment on mothering, neoliberalism and reconfigured kinship networks, mothering and globalization, neoliberalism and family law, mothering and social activism, mothering and alternative sustainable economic paradigms.

 Submission guidelines:

Abstracts: 250 words. Please include a 50-word biography (with citizenship information.)

Deadline for abstracts is November 1, 2011

Please send submissions and inquiries directly to:

Melinda Vandenbeld Giles:

Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due July 1, 2012, and should conform to American Anthropological Association style.


140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022

Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (tel) 905-775-5215



The Library 2025

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Call for Chapter Proposals


Are you an innovative librarian with administrative ambitions? Or are you already a dynamic new library dean or director? We want to hear your vision of the future of libraries: where you think things are -- or better yet, should be -- going. New and aspiring library leaders with a long view are invited to contribute to this upcoming edited volume of visionary essays from ALA Editions, The Library 2025,that will help to guide the profession into the future.


--Book Abstract--


In an information environment where the only constant is change, many wonder where libraries are headed, if not into oblivion. This edited collection brings together the brightest new minds in the profession to share their fresh vision of the future of libraries. These promising current and future library administrators will have a significant impact in shaping this future. Drawing from their personal experiences, they bring their barrier-breaking perspectives to the task of reinventing the library. Through their essays, they answer the question: What should libraries look like in the future, what barriers exist, and how can we overcome them to realize the library of the future?




Library 2025 will gather together essays focusing on envisioned futures for all types of libraries.  We seek chapter proposals from new library leaders - both those who occupy positions of authority and those who would like to lead a library later in their career. Chapters that focus on one aspect of libraries are welcomed, as are chapters that take a broad perspective.  Chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:


 * Leadership & Management (i.e., leadership theories, new staffing models)

 * Services (i.e., next-generation reference services, liaison roles)

 * Library as Place (i.e., information/learning commons, shared spaces)

 * Collections & Access (i.e., new formats, purchasing models, resource sharing)

 * Instruction & Literacy (i.e., Information, Functional, Transliteracy, Media, Visual)

 * Outreach (i.e., marketing, non-legislative Advocacy)

 * External Relations (i.e., collaborating with non-library organizations, community partnerships, donor cultivation)

 * The Profession (i.e., LIS education, state/regional/national associations, DIY movements, professional expectations)

 * The Political & Economic Environment (i.e., intellectual freedom, Legislative advocacy, our financial future)

 * Publishing and Scholarly Communications (i.e., future of publishing, digital repositories, open access)


Inspired by the guiding questions of Evans and O'Connor's The Future By Us: Young Leaders Imagine Australia Beyond 2020, each chapter should address:


 * A notable experience that shaped the author's perspective on the future of libraries;

 * The current challenge(s) and/or future opportunity(ies) in the world of libraries related to the topic of the chapter;

 * An idea and/or strategy to effect change;

 * The potential hurdles, costs, and competing interests involved in this strategy, and how they can be negotiated; and

 * The author's vision of an ideal future library.


--Propose a Chapter--


The proposal deadline is November 1, 2011. To propose a chapter, submit a one-page chapter abstract with a brief CV or resume and writing sample (in Word format) to <>. Authors will be notified of acceptance on or before December 16, 2011, and will be expected to submit completed chapters by May 1, 2012.




Inquiries can be made to either of the editors:


Eric Frierson, Library Digital Services Manager, St. Edward's University and Ph.D. student in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions at Simmons College.

Kim Leeder, Director of Library Services, College of Western Idaho, 2008 ALA Emerging Leader, Library Journal 2011 Mover & Shaker.





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Dear Author,


We want your words.


What is the project: We are creating an anthology.  An anthology of the best poems out there by trans and genderqueer writers and we would love to include your work in the book. Our assumption is that the writing of trans and genderqueer folks has something more than coincidence in common with the experimental, the radical, and the innovative in poetry and poetics (as we idiosyncratically define these categories), and with your help we'd like to manifest that something (or somethings) in a genderqueer multipoetics, a critical mass of trans fabulousness.


This anthology is edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Peterson (Trace)--both trans-identified poets. It will be published by EOAGH Books in early 2012, and you can bet it will be widely distributed!


Deadline for Submissions: Nov 30, 2011

What to Submit: 7-10 pages of poetry, and a prose "poetics" statement (see below)

Where to Submit: email us at<>


Why is this anthology important: While trans and genderqueer poets have existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, there has never been a collection of poetry exclusively by trans and genderqueer writers that also highlights a diverse range of poetics and other marginalized identities.  Each particular understanding of self and gender creates an essentially complex and rich multipoetics that undermines any sort of universal trans aesthetic.  Inherently multi-vocal and anti-hegemonic, a singular trans experience simply does not exist and, frankly, we don't want it to.  For this reason, an anthology is the most conducive venue for undoing any attempted whitewashing and/or homogenizing of an imagined trans voice.  As we said, we want your words.  The words, syntax, perspective, lyric, narrative, image (or the disruption of any of these) that could actually only come from you.


What kind of writing are we looking for: This anthology seeks writing that makes us wet our panties a little bit and wonder what the f* have we been doing with our lives all this time. While this project exists in a historical context of several important anthologies that gather marginalized and under-represented writers (This Bridge Called My Back, No More Masks, The Open Boat, The World in Us, etc), this will be the first anthology to foreground the poetic writings of trans and genderqueer authors.  The book will feature 7-10 pages of work from approximately 35 poets and we hope you will be one of them!


A meta-layer of fabulous: One thing that makes this anthology unique is that it will include a statement on poetics by each participant, along with your poems. This is a chance for you to tell us something about your writing process, writing practice, theory of life, or whatever you like. It might include the relationship of the body and text, or the practice of reading and misreading text and the body, or locations, connections, and divisions of the self amongst text and the self amongst other bodies get the point.


About the editors:


TC Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. S/he is the Assistant Director of Casa Libre en la Solana and an Adjunct Instructor at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College.  S/he is the creator of Made for Flight, a youth empowerment project that utilizes creative writing and kite building to commemorate murdered transgender people and to dismantle homophobia and transphobia.  TC's chapbook, territories of folding, was recently published by Kore Press. His poems can be found in Volt, The Pinch, Drunken Boat, Shampoo, A Trunk of Delirium, jubilat, and EOAGH. His work won the Arizona Statewide Poetry Competition in 2010 and was a Sawtooth finalist in 2009 and 2010.  His first full length collection, Gephyromania, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press.<>


Tim Peterson (Trace) is a trans-identified poet, critic, and editor. The author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press), and Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), Peterson also edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts (which published a special issue Queering Language dedicated to trans poet and mentor kari edwards in 2007). Peterson's poetry and criticism have been published in Colorado Review, EBR, Five Fingers Review, Harvard Review, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Transgender Tapestry, and in the recent book NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Belladonna/Limus Press). A Ph.D. student at CUNY Graduate Center, Peterson curates the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice talks series dedicated to queer writing and the manifesto. More information at<>


We are incredibly excited about this project and look forward to working with you!


Thank you!


TC and Trace


Western Social Science Association Conference

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Call for Papers

Western Social Science Association Conference

Houston, TX


April 11--14, 2012, in Houston, TX, USA


Submission Deadline is December 1, 2011


As an organization, the WSSA is committed to multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, service, and collegiality.

We particularly encourage the participation of graduate and undergraduate students.


E-mail proposals for the Sociology section to 

E-mail proposals for the Gender & Women's Studies section to


Proposals should include a title and abstract of less than 250 words. Papers can also be placed on cross-listed panels.  

Check out our website at


Please direct any questions you may have to Heather Albanesi at


Working title:
Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis (An Edited Collection)

Shana Higgins and Lua Gregory are instruction and reference librarians at University of Redlands.

In her award winning essay "Information Literacy and Reflective Pedagogical Praxis," Heidi L.M. Jacobs draws out the inherent democratizing and social justice elements of information literacy as defined in the "Alexandria Proclamation On Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning."  She suggests that because of these underlying social justice elements, information literacy "is not only educational but also inherently political, cultural, and social" (258).  We propose to extend the discussion of information literacy and its social justice aspects that James Elmborg, Cushla Kapitzke, Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier, and Maura Smale have begun.  If we consider the democratizing values implicit in librarianship's professional ethics (such as intellectual freedom, social responsibility, diversity, democracy and privacy, among others) in relation to the sociopolitical context of information literacy, we will begin to make intentional connections between professional advocacy and curriculum and pedagogy.  We hope this book will encourage a renewal of professional discourse about libraries in their social context, through a re-activation of the "neutrality debate," as well as through an investigation of what it means for a global citizen to be information literate in late capitalism.

Objective of book:
This edited collection, to be published by Library Juice Press in Fall 2012, poses the following questions: What are the limits of standards and outcomes, such as ACRL's [i.e. Standard 1.2 The information literate student identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information.], in fitting information literacy instruction to the complex contexts of information in the real world?  Would the teaching of social justice and the democratizing values of the library profession strengthen critical information literacy in the classroom?  And how do we balance the need to teach search skills and critical information literacy in our instructional efforts?

Target audience:
The target audience for this book includes instruction librarians, library instruction program coordinators, faculty and instructors interested in information literacy, and all librarians interested in the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts of the production, dissemination, suppression, and consumption of information.

Possible topics:
We encourage proposals on the intersections of information literacy instruction with the democratizing values of the library profession.

•       Possible topics may include information literacy aspects of media coverage of war and embedded journalism, renewal of the Patriot Act, market-based censorship, for-profit libraries (Library Systems & Services), EPA library closures and access to environmental information, immigrants and library access, Wikileaks and government censorship, corporate censorship, anti-communism and anti-socialism in the media, classification of government documents, international and comparative studies on censorship, First Amendment protection to whistleblowers and the press, British Petroleum and oil spill research, global warming censorship, and library database mergers.  

•       Examples of information literacy sessions focusing on the above topics and/or framed by democratizing and social justice values of the library profession. Examples can also be aimed at specific disciplines.

•       Discussions of theories/theorists (e.g. Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, C. Wright Mills, Paulo Friere, Peter McClaren, etc.) and their usefulness in illuminating sociopolitical contexts of information within the classroom.

•       Discussions on the "neutrality debate" in light of the sociopolitical and cultural context of information.

Submission Guidelines:
Please submit abstracts and proposals of up to 500 words to by September 15, 2011.  Notifications will be sent by November 1 and manuscripts from 1,500-7,000 words will be due by March 1, 2012.



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