May 2012 Archives

ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON ADRIENNE RICH

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)

ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON ADRIENNE RICH
October 20, 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In celebration of the life and work of Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)



Poet, Essayist, Radical Feminist, Anti- War Activist, Mothering Theorist,
and Author of Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience.
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, workers,
artists, and others inspired by the work of Adrienne Rich.
Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We are open
to a variety of types of submissions, such as: academic papers from all
disciplines; presentations by community activists and social service
providers; creative submissions - performances, films, storytelling,
visual arts; and workshops.
Please send a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to aoreilly@yorku.ca by
July 1, 2012. One must be a 2012 member of MIRCI to present at this
symposium.


Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 (905) 775-9089
http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org  info@motherhoodinitiative.org
Edited by Litsa Chatzivasileiou and Anna Carastathis


What do contemporary Greek diasporic experiences contribute to the
broader study of diasporas, migration, and to feminist, cultural and postcolonial studies?
How do they challenge nationalistic discourses and ideologies of "home,"
citizenship, belonging, common history, roots and homogeneous cultural
identity? What theoretical models, methodologies, and approaches may
productively be used to study Greek diasporas in their complex gendered,
racialized and class dimensions in the 20th and 21st centuries? What
geographic, geopolitical, and generational differences matter? What experiences
of inclusion and exclusion condition cultural and communal belonging in the
national/diasporic imaginary? Considering the sparsity of book-length
treatments of the contemporary Greek diaspora we invite contributions to an
edited volume, which explores diverse Greek migratory experiences in an
interdisciplinary manner.



While the current crisis may be triggering a new wave of Greek emigration,
Greece itself has become "home" to recent immigrants and refugees.
Historical diasporas (Jewish--Sephardic and Roumaniote--Roma, Armenian,
Muslim, Turkish) have been constructed as the silenced Other within the
modern Greek nation-state and its ideology of cultural homogeneity.
Greece's postcolonial history of population exchange and "repatriation" of
ethnic Greeks from Asia Minor and northern Africa reaffirms Edward Said's
argument that unitary nations are contingent on the constant wandering of
diverse peoples, and the entangling of cultural roots/routes. Our edited
collection will examine the cross-pollination of emigrant and immigrant
communities in the crossing of national, geographic and cultural borders,
and the inhabiting of in-between spaces.



We are especially interested in contributions that explore issues of
diaspora and immigration through the prisms of gender, sexuality,
racialization, religion, nation, region, age, generation, among others. We
invite diachronic, historically-grounded contributions which examine the
connections of political and economic crises to diasporas. Hopeful that our
volume will reflect the diversity and complexity of migratory routes, we
encourage submissions from/about smaller as well as larger centres of
diaspora. We are also interested in approaches that expand our view beyond the
modern Greek nation-state as single "origin" of diaspora.



Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we invite academic articles, creative
non-fiction, literary works, and social movement texts. We welcome
contributions from people of all genders and any ethnicity, but which are
relevant to Greek diaspora from a feminist perspective. We hope to elicit
works from marginalized voices within Greek communities, including
those of women;
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; people with
disabilities; youth and elders; mixed roots people; people of non-Orthodox
or minoritized faiths and spiritualities, as well as atheists.



Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):


- intersectional perspectives on Greek diasporic cultures, communities,
literary and creative works, political activism, etc.;

- theoretical pieces which situate Greek diaspora(s) in the context of
feminist, cultural and postcolonial studies;

- accounts of reverse, circular, and multiple migrations and diasporic
routes/roots;

- historical accounts of diasporas in Greece (Jewish, Roma, Armenian,
Turkish, Balkan, African, Asian, etc.) in relation to contemporary Greek
emigration;

- theorizations of the relationship between nationalism, population
exchange, and diasporas;

- explorations of gendered tropes and rhetorics of nationalist discourse;

- discussions of homophobia and its effects on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender Greeks in the diaspora;

- discussions of projects and politics of belonging and deconstructions of
essentialist notions of Greek culture;

- critical perspectives on "community" (κοινότητα), "culture" (κουλτούρα),
"family" (οικογένεια), "sameness despite dispersion" (ομογένεια);

- analyses of racialization, ethnic and religious identities in "host"
societies and diasporic communities;

- explorations of intergenerational conflicts and inheritances;

- literary, creative non-fiction, autobiographical and testimonial works
about Greek diasporic experiences, hybrid cultures and hyphenated
identities (e.g., Afro-Hellenic);

- accounts of refugee populations and their displacement from the modern
Greek state;

- auto-ethnographies and creative performances of exilic, nostalgic, split,
and other subjectivities; longings and belongings;

- takes on popular representations and stereotypes of Greek culture in
media, film, advertising, television and music;

- discussions of the impact of Greek diasporic people on cultures of
relocation, indigenous societies, and multicultural and multiethnic
communities;

- analyses of interconnected phenomena of diaspora and neoliberal
globalization;

- critical responses to crisis, xenophobia and nationalist ideologies in
Greece in particular and in Europe in general;

- discussions of North/South, core/periphery politics and their
relationship to the crisis of the concept of "Europe".



Please submit an abstract of your proposed submission (maximum 500-700
words), and a brief biographical note (200 words) before July 15, 2012 to
undertheshadeofanolivetree@gmail.com.


Contributors whose proposals are selected will be contacted by July 31,
2012.


Full papers (maximum 4,000 words) will be due on December 30, 2012.


Language of publication will be English. However, we will consider
proposals written in English, Greek, French, and Spanish, but full papers
must be translated into English by their authors before submission.


Please send images as separate .jpg files.


For more information, please contact us at the e-mail address above.

EdmodoCon 2012: Call for Presenters

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EdmodoCon 2012 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8th and today we're excited to open up the call for presenters! If you're an Edmodo educator who would like to share your experiences with our global community, we encourage you to submit a proposal. Last year, over 2,000 educators from all 50 states and 51 countries joined us for an incredible day of learning.  This year, we'll select up to 20 educators from around the world to present!

EdmodoCon is an online gathering of educators from across the globe for a day of professional development. We're looking for dynamic presenters who are inspiring and passionate about teaching with technology in the classroom. We welcome proposals from all educators, administrators, technologists and media specialists. Please note this is a virtual event and all presentations will be done via WebEx. 

To apply, please send an email with the following information to ideas@edmodo.com. All information must be included to be considered.

  • Name
  • Title
  • School/District
  • Location (City/Country)
  • Presentation category (see options below)
  • Target audience
  • If you have any prior experience presenting, please let us know what event(s) you've presented at and the topic you presented on.
  • Session description. Please be descriptive about what you will present and how this will benefit educators across the globe.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 8th. 

Presentation categories (All presentations should be approximately 20-30 minutes)

  • Edmodo in the Classroom:  Unique and interesting examples of how you've used Edmodo to reinvigorate learning in your classroom. All grade levels and subject areas considered. Example topics may include course delivery, global classrooms, differentiated instruction, project based learning and blended learning.
  • Edmodo Apps: For anyone with early access to Edmodo Apps, we'd love to have you showcase the apps you've installed and how you are using them to increase student engagement. If selected to present, be prepared to demo the apps and how it was used in the classroom.
  • Going Mobile: Is your classroom, school or district using Edmodo on iPads or other mobile devices? Stories about 1:1 implementations, BYOD initiatives or creative examples of using Edmodo on mobile devices inside or outside the classroom.
  • Digital Integrations: What digital tools do you integrate with Edmodo? We want to hear about the tools you can't live without and the  exceptional ways you've integrated them with Edmodo to create highly engaging experiences for your students.
  • Professional Learning Networks (PLN's): How are teachers and administrators within your school or district using Edmodo for PLN's? Do you have a PLN group outside of your school? Share unique stories and best practices about PLN's you've been involved with. Topics may include professional development, best practices, global communities, leadership PLN's, district rollouts, etc.
  • Pot Luck: Have a great idea, but it doesn't exactly fit into one of these categories -- we want to hear it!

 

Journal of Service Science and Management

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You are cordially invited to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM, ISSN: 1940-9907), an international, specialized and peer-reviewed open access journal devoted to the publication of original contributions in relevant areas. It is published by Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP), one of the largest open access journal publishers with more than 200 journals. Some of the SCIRP journals have been tracked for impact factors by Thomson Reuters (ISI), and indexed by DOAJ, Proquest, EBSCO, etc.

Papers of JSSM are open accessible at the journal's homepage: www.scirp.org/journal/jssm, and you are invited to read or download them freely for the academic exchanges.

Relevant areas of the journal include (not limited to the following fields) :

  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Building Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Management
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Children and Youth Services
  • Computational Economics
  • Customer Capital Management
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Decision Support System
  • Economics and Management
  • Environment and Energy Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing
  • Food Service
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information System Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Intelligent Service
  • Internet Services and Applications
  • Knowledge Management and Semantic Web
  • Mental Health Services
  • New Directions for Student Services
  • Operational Research
  • Pharmaceutical Health Services
  • Planning, Scheduling and Project Management
  • Psychological Services
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Regional Economics and Management
  • Retailing and Consumer Services
  • Risk Management
  • Service Business
  • Service Economics
  • Service Industry Economics
  • Service Oriented Computing and Applications
  • Service Science
  • Software Engineering Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • System Management Theory
  • Tourism and Travel Industry
  • Urban Economics and Planning
  • Web based Services and Applications
  • Managerial Economics
  • You are welcome to submit your manuscript to this journal at Paper Submission, and we would like to invite you to add our professional network on  LinkedIn  where more information is provided for your references.

    Please contact us if you have any questions about the journal.

    Best regards,

    JSSM Editorial Office
    Scientific Research Publishing
    jssm@scirp.org

    PETE&C 2013

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    The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions, keystone poster sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C! 

    http://www.peteandc.org/

    Submit PETE&C 2013 Proposals Here!

    Use this link to submit a general session proposal for the 2013 PETE&C!
    The submission deadline for general session proposals is midnight OCTOBER 1, 2012! General Session Sign Up

    Use this link to volunteer to review proposals for the 2013 PETE&C!  The deadline for submission to become a reviewer is August 15, 2012.

    2013 ALISE Annual Conference

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    Always the Beautiful Question: Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research, and Professional Practice

    Tuesday, January 22 - Friday, January 25, 2013

    Seattle, Washington

    The desire to know provides the fuel essential to effective learning and teaching, theory and research, and improvements in professional practice. The processes that support finding out include a variety of behaviors that range from conscious and deliberate investigation, to passive information gathering, to serendipitous information acquisition, to information pushed in from outside sources. Likewise, there are many different ways of knowing and methods of finding out. This year's theme celebrates the role of questions in library and information science and seeks to explicate how questions are conceptualized, leveraged, pursued, and harnessed by LIS educators and researchers. The focus on questions encourages exploration of pedagogical strategies, theory development, research methods, and the evaluation of information resources, practices, services, and systems.

    We invite you to contribute your thoughts and expertise at the ALISE 2013 Annual conference and to participate in an exploration of the place of inquiry in teaching, theory, research, and practice. Opportunities for teaching and learning include juried paper proposals, juried panel discussions, work in progress poster sessions, doctoral poster sessions, and SIG panels. Engage in discourse with colleagues at roundtable discussions, SIG meetings, the popular "birds of a feather" meeting, during breaks, and at various conference venues. Expect some thought provoking experiences - launched by a keynote speaker - and continuing with theme focused programming including the 2013 ALISE Academy, The Quality behind Qualitative Research, which will focus on the use of qualitative research methods.

    Please check the ALISE website (www.alise.org) periodically for more detailed calls for participation, encompassing a range of types of conference sessions:
    Contributed papers - Deadline: July 15, 2012
    Juried programs including SIG panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, innovative panel formats - Deadline: July 15, 2012
    Research poster sessions, including works in progress and doctoral student judged poster session - Deadline: October 3, 2012

    The core members of the Conference Planning committee for 2013 include:
    Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair: Heidi Julien, University of Alabama - hjulien@slis.ua.edu
    Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair: Don Latham, University of Florida, - dlatham@fsu.edu
    ALISE Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Poster Session Chair: Bharat Mehra, University of Tennessee - bmehra@utk.edu
    Doctoral SIG Conveners: Tammy Mays, University of Wisconsin - Madison - tmays@wisc.edu, and Lenese Colson, Florida State University - lmc07k@my.fsu.edu.
    Chair, Juried Papers: Lisa Given, Charles Sturt University, lgiven@csu.edu.au
    Chair, Juried Panels: Connie Van Fleet, University of Oklahoma - cvanfleet@ou.edu
    ALISE Academy Chair: John Budd, University of Missouri -BuddJ@missouri.edu
    Chair, Works In Progress Poster Session: Jennifer Campbell-Meier, The University of Alabama, jcampbellmeier@slis.ua.edu
    Director for Special Interest Groups: Kathleen DeLong, University of Alberta - kathleen.delong@ualberta.ca
    Board Liaison: Melissa Gross, Florida State University - mgross@fsu.edu

    Code4Lib Journal

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    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 18th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 18th issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals athttp://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, June 29, 2012.  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 hypothetical)
    * 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 17 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org
     
    Remember, for consideration for the 18th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, June 29, 2012
     
    Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing. 
     
    Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

    EDITOR: Melissa Morrone is a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library and has been involved in Radical Reference as well as other social justice groups.

     

    BOOK ABSTRACT: In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to or directly involved in social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills in the service of those causes. Following in the tradition of works such as Activism in American Librarianship, 1962-1973; Revolting Librarians; and Revolting Librarians Redux, this title will be a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.

     

    POSSIBLE TOPICS: Essays should describe specific activities undertaken by the library worker and how the work was received by fellow activists and/or the constituents of the project. Such activities may include:

     

    - Programming and collection development that gives voice to underrepresented communities and subjects.

    - Conducting community-based reference or other information services outside of any institutional affiliation.

    - Setting up libraries or archives in political organizations and contexts.

    - Doing research on behalf of social justice campaigns.

    - Training people in technology and content creation with the goal of community empowerment.

    - Other creative ways of using library and information skills to support activist causes, both inside and outside of conventional library settings.

     

    Essays should also include analysis of the ways in which these activities are in sync with but may also challenge the "core values" of librarianship.

     

    OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK: This edited collection, to be published by Library Juice Press in June 2013 asks: How and to what end are people using their library skills in the service of wider social justice causes? What do these activities say about the future of library work, both inside and outside of traditional institutions?

     

    TARGET AUDIENCES:

    - People interested in going into librarianship who want an idea of nontraditional and activist areas in which librarians operate.

    - Practicing library workers seeking inspiration for ways to combine their expertise with their political interests outside the library.

    - Practicing library workers who want articulations of how their work fits into a broader context of power structures, politics, and social justice.

    - Activists interested in collaborations with library workers and/or projects related to literature, information, education, and documentation in social movements.

    - People in other fields who want to draw connections between their own work and social justice goals, and are looking for supportive literature.

     

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please submit abstracts and proposals of up to 500 words to informed.agitation AT gmail by July 15, 2012. Notifications will be sent by September 1. A first draft from 1,500-7,000 words will be due by November 15, and final manuscripts will be due by January 15, 2013.

    2012 ALCTS CRS Electronic Resources Interest Group

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    Call for Panel Presentation Proposals: 2012 ALCTS CRS Electronic

    Resources Interest Group at ALA Conference, Anaheim, CA

     

    The ALCTS CRS Electronic Resources Interest Group invites proposals for

    its panel discussion at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. The

    presentation will be held Saturday, June 23 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm in

    HYATT-Grand Ballroom B 21. Presentations should be about 20 minutes in

    length.

     

    Topic: Electronic Resource Librarians can't work in a vacuum.

    Collaboration with colleagues in our libraries, on our campuses, or within

    our consortia as well communication with subscription agents and vendors

    are an important part of an ERL's responsibilities. The discussion will

    center on the research and experience of electronic resources librarians

    as they work with other players on the electronic resources scene to

    foster effective relationships.

     

    The presentations will be followed with a question and answer session, as

    well as an open forum for audience members to share experiences with the

    panel participants and each other.

     

    Please send abstracts of presentations to ERIG chair, Liz Babbitt,

    liz.babbitt@state.ma.us by 5 pm (EST), Monday, June 4, 2012.

     

    Editors: Barbara Krahé (University of Potsdam, Germany) and Antonia Abbey (Wayne State University, USA)

    The International Journal of Conflict and Violence invites submissions to a Focus Section on "Intimate Partner Violence as a Global Problem: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives". Intimate partner violence, defined as the use or threat of physical or sexual violence, psychological aggression, or emotional abuse by one partner in a relationship against the other, is a serious problem worldwide. As the 2002 WHO Report on Violence and Health reports, intimate partner violence occurs in all countries and all social, economic, religious, and cultural groups. It places great burdens on individuals, communities, and social institutions, such as health care systems and the employment sector.


    The Focus Section seeks to bring together papers from different parts of the world that address the social construction of intimate partner violence, the prevalence and risk factors of intimate partner violence, and its impact on victims as well as societies. A broad definition of "relationship" is adopted to include both marital and long-term relationships as well as more casual, short-term relationships. In addition to papers addressing violence within heterosexual relationships, analyses of same-sex relationships are also welcome. All papers should have a strong grounding in theory.


    We welcome contributions from a range of scientific disciplines, including (but not limited to) psychology, sociology, family studies, women's studies, psychiatry, and public health.
    The focus section is scheduled to appear in the spring of 2013 and will be guest-edited by Professor Barbara Krahé (University of Potsdam/krahe@uni-potsdam.de) and Professor Antonia Abbey (Wayne State University/ aabbey@wayne.edu).


    The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is September 1, 2012.


    We request all contributors to observe a limit of 55,000 characters (including all references). Papers should be submitted online. For submission/manuscript guidelines please visit http://www.ijcv.org.

    December 17-19 2012

    Hosted by the Centre for Gender and Religions Research School of Oriental &
    African Studies, University of London

    on behalf of the 'Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender Project'
    funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

    The intimate bonds between colonial scholarship, European colonialism, and
    the discursive production and employment of 'religion' have by now been
    well charted as have the alternately fruitful and vexed exchanges between
    feminist, gender-critical, and postcolonial bodies of theory. It is
    curious, therefore, that there has been so sparse an engagement in the
    field of Religion and Gender (R&G) concerning the potential intersections
    between its eponymous objects of study and the constellation of concepts
    marked as and by 'postcoloniality'. Even a cursory review of literature in
    the field in the last decade reveals a startling absence of sustained
    reflection by R&G scholars on the implications that postcolonial theory
    might have for their theorizations of gendered practices, identifications,
    and discourses within religious traditions, or of the ways in which the
    field itself might require reformulation and revision in light of the
    compelling epistemological and ontological challenges posed to metropolitan
    academia by a variety of postcolonialisms. Also worthy of note is the
    parallel lack of direct attention in postcolonial literature to the
    assertion of, or resistance to the imposition of 'religious' identities in
    response to colonial valuations of culture, communal identity, and social
    formations. Under the rubric of 'postsecularism', considerations of the
    overlooked relationship between gender and religion are only now beginning
    to garner attention, as postcolonial scholars have started to attend more
    forcefully to the ways that religious affiliation provides rich contexts
    within which women are able articulate political imaginaries that are
    consciously resistant to secular-liberalist and feminist frameworks of
    organising. There is as yet, however, little analysis of the possible
    formulations of masculinity that are enabled, prevented, or dissimulated
    via the conjunction of 'religion' and 'postcoloniality'. Furthermore,
    little attention has been paid to the imperative question as to how
    'postcoloniality' challenges, criticizes and moves forward discussions
    initiated by queer theory in relation to religion.

    This workshop offers a timely, perhaps overdue, opportunity to (re)visit
    the question of the necessary triangulation of 'religion', 'gender' and
    'postcoloniality' or, put differently, to pose the question of the
    necessity of thinking these categories together. What imperatives demand
    their assemblage, what constraints might require their dispersal? To what
    extent might the field of Religion and Gender need to undergo a process of
    'coming to terms' such that the theoretical categories that underpin its
    intellectual itineraries are subjected to renewed critical reflection and
    reform? With these questions in mind, the workshop proposes a preliminary
    framework of the 'catachresis', defined by Gayatri Spivak as the act of
    'reversing, displacing, and seizing the apparatus of value-coding' , a
    definition that extends with political intent the Derridean formulation of
    catachresis as indicating the original and indeed originary incompleteness
    that is inherent in all systems of meaning. As Derrida has put it,
    catachresis 'concerns first the violent and forced, abusive inscription of
    a sign, the imposition of a sign upon a meaning which did not yet have its
    own proper sign in language. So much so that there is no substitution here,
    no transport of proper signs, but rather the irruptive extension of a sign
    proper to an idea, a meaning, deprived of their signifier. A "secondary"
    original"' (This 'secondary origin' produces 'a new kind of proper sense,
    by means of a catachresis whose intermediary status tends to escape the
    opposition of the primitive [sense] and the figurative [sense], standing
    between them as a "middle"'.  Catachresis, as the 'middle', is here also a
    'between', an interval that is neither purely semantic nor purely
    syntactic; a spacing in other words. As such, the conceptual richness of
    catachresis as a thematic focus for the triadic formulation of 'religion',
    'gender' and 'postcoloniality' may enable some ground clearing, a space for
    reflection on the variety of naming and conceptualizing mechanisms, the
    forging of connections, the imposition of systems of intellectual
    prescription that have been wielded, challenged and refused with the field
    of Religion and Gender. It is the catachrestic nature of these three
    concepts that we seek to probe and push here such that the relationship
    between categorization and value coding can be disclosed, undone,
    displaced, and rethought. What do the terms 'religion', 'gender' and
    'postcoloniality' disclose about their own and their respective
    incompleteness? What might the assumption of their intersection or dialogic
    necessity imply about their inscription in a particular type and time of
    'worlding'? Is the neglect of their intersection by R&G scholars a sign of
    their incompatibility or possible emptiness as intellectual
    constructs--indeed, as lived realities--or of a troubling lacuna in the
    field? What impropriety is promised by the conjunction of these three
    concepts and which boundaries might their coalition begin to transgress?

    We invite papers on any and all of these preliminary questions. We
    particularly welcome papers that combine theoretical reflection with
    empirical analysis in exploring and examining the intersections of
    'religion', 'gender' and 'postcoloniality'. Abstracts of no more than 300
    words should be submitted by email to CGRR@soas.ac.uk.
    *
    Deadline*: 29th June 2012

    The primary purpose of the workshop will be to identify strategic areas for
    future research in the area, contributing to the development and enrichment
    of the interdisciplinary study of religion and gender from the perspective
    of postcolonial theory and to create a network for future research
    collaboration and exchange. Selected papers from the workshop will be
    published in the international journal Religion and Gender.

    *Contacts:* Dr Sîan Hawthorne (sh79@soas.ac.uk) and Dr Adriaan van Klinken (
    a.van.klinken@soas.ac.uk)

    Centre for Gender and Religions Research, Department of the Study of
    Religions, School of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell
    Square, London WC1H 0XG
    Centre email: CGRR@soas.ac.uk
    *
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    The Velvet Light Trap

    Call for Papers: Issue 72

     

    Useful Media: Industrial, Educational, Institutional

     

    Submission deadline: September 15, 2012

     

    As breakthroughs in digital technologies compel scholars to address media consumption outside the traditional contexts of the theater and the home, media historians remind us that audio/visual materials have always proliferated in other places: city halls, churches, courtrooms, classrooms, hospitals, union halls, corporate offices, factories, and laboratories. Within such alternative venues, media function as tools of education, justice, agitation, advocacy, professionalization, strategy, training, and proselytizing. These frequently overlooked uses of media, beyond art and entertainment, remind us that the patterns of production, distribution, and consumption commonly invoked by terms like "the movies" or "television" represent only certain configurations within the broader field of media practice.

     

    Recent developments in the accessibility of educational and industrial media--through the Internet Archive, YouTube postings of leaked training videos, and DVD anthology collections (e.g., Treasures from American Film Archives)--have brought these other media venues and practices to a new prominence. Likewise, an increase in scholarly attention paid to "useful" media, as in the recent anthologies Useful Cinema (Acland and Wasson, 2011) and Learning with the Lights Off (Orgeron, Orgeron, and Streible 2012), encourages us to revise our assumptions about how media function in everyday life and rethink the very definitions of media forms that scholars often take for granted.

     

    In that spirit, The Velvet Light Trap seeks essays for an issue on "useful" media. We welcome submissions concerning the production, distribution, exhibition, and/or reception of educational, industrial, and other institutional film, video, television, audio, and new media, past and present.

     

    Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:

     

    Examples of educational, industrial, and useful media:

    -          media used by religious institutions, civic organizations, NGOs, unions, libraries, governments, and prisons

    -          training films, videos, and software

    -          closed-circuit television in educational contexts

    -          sponsored films and institutional advertising

    -          ambient music within institutional settings (malls, factories, restaurants, waiting rooms)

    -          audio/visual materials in museum and factory tours

    -          medical films

    -          other institutional uses of sound media (records, podcasts, etc.)

    -          audiovisual and applied media in scientific and social scientific research

     

    Approaches to studying useful media:

    -          reception, compulsory viewing, and resistant readings

    -          audiovisual aesthetics and stylistic trends

    -          useful media and emotional engagement

    -          production cultures of industrial media

    -          histories of key practitioners and production houses

    -          policy and educational media

    -          useful media and ideology

    -          representation in educational and industrial media

    -          educational and industrial media as "found footage"

    -          institutional media, architectural design, and spatial politics

     

    Submissions should be between 6,000 and 7,500 words (approximately 20-25 pages double-spaced), in Chicago style. Please submit an electronic copy of the paper, along with a one-page abstract, both saved as a Microsoft Word file; remove any identifying information so that the submission is suitable for anonymous review. The journal's Editorial Board will referee all submissions. Send electronic manuscripts and/or any questions to thevelvetlighttrap@gmail.com. All submissions are due September 15, 2012.

     

    The Velvet Light Trap is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of film, television, and new media studies. Graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas-Austin coordinate issues in alternation. Our Editorial Advisory Board includes such notable scholars as Charles Acland, Richard Allen, Harry Benshoff, Mia Consalvo, Radhika Gajjala, Darrell Hamamoto, Joan Hawkins, Scott Higgins, Barbara Klinger, Jon Kraszewski, Diane Negra, Michael Newman, Alisa Perren, Yeidy Rivero, Nic Sammond, Beretta Smith-Shomade, Cristina Venegas, and Michael Williams.



    REMINDER: 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIEVALISM: MEDIEVALISM(S) & DIVERSITY
    (http://www.medievalism.net/conferences/ksu2012conference.html)
    There will be both the  traditional "Brick-n-Mortar" conference (Kent State University Stark) and (new) a "Cloud Conference" online for those who are unable to travel.  Student papers will be considered, but please also note and encourage your students to participate in the STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST (see below).

    INFORMATION: 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIEVALISM: MEDIEVALISM(S) & DIVERSITY
    (http://www.medievalism.net/conferences/ksu2012conference.html)
    DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

    Send titles and abstracts to:
    Dr. Carol Robinson, Conference Chair
    Kent State University Trumbull
    4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW
    Warren, Ohio 44483
    clrobins@kent.edu
    FAX: 330-437-0490

    THEME:
    Is there diversity in medievalism? How has medievalism represented diversity of religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender,...? How have medievalist works supported issues concerning equity and inclusion? How have medievalist works oppressed and suppressed? Are there elements of bigotry and discrimination? What about human rights as a medieval concept, as a contemporary concept? Media to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: novels, plays, poetry, films, art works, the Internet, television, historical works, political works, comics, video games. Angles to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: race, gender, sexuality, disability/ability, religion, corporation and/or class, nationality, human rights, political correctness, marginalization, anti-marginalization tactics, rewritten codes, rewritten ideologies, re-affirmed codes, re-affirmed ideologies.

    THE BRICK-N-MORTAR CONFERENCE STRUCTURE: This is being hosted by Kent State University Stark (October 18-20, 2012).

    THE CLOUD CONFERENCE STRUCTURE (password-protected): Those suffering from the weak economy, we will still be providing a conference experience online (at a cheaper rate).  The Cloud Conference part is being hosted fully online by MEMO and members of the KSU Trumbull Campus (October 15 to November 15, 2012).  Individuals will post papers (PDFs), videos (YouTube),sound recordings, or other media online which will be either hosted directly within the password-protected site or linked to from outside the site (as in the case for YouTube video presentations).  Anyone registered for the Brick-n-Mortar conference will have access to this part of the conference as well and be able to comment/discuss presentations in text format online.

    Publication Opportunities:
    Selected scholarly papers related to the conference theme will be published in "The Year's Work in Medievalism."

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    STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
    SPECIAL DEADLINE: July 15, 2012

    DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

    Send completed essays to:
    Dr. Carol Robinson, Conference Chair
    Kent State University Trumbull
    4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW
    Warren, Ohio 44483
    clrobins@kent.edu
    FAX: 330-437-0490

    RULES:
    1. Students must be college undergraduates currently enrolled for for classes at their academic institution.
    2. Essays must address the theme "Medievalism(s) and Diversity" (see description above).
    3. Essays must be MLA formatted, double-spaced, and in 12 point font.
    4. Essays must be submitted in PDF format via email or in paper format via regular postal mail to either Dr. Carol L. Robinson or Dr. Elizabeth Williamsen (see the addresses below).
    5. NO FAXED SUBMISSIONS!
    PRIZES
    1ST PLACE: The winning essay will be published in Medievally Speaking, be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site, and receive $100.00 prize money. The paper will also be expected to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.
    2ND PLACE: The essay that earns Second Place status will be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site, and receive $75.00 prize money. The paper will also be expected to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.
    3RD PLACE: The essay that earns Third Place status will be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site, and receive $50.00 prize money. The paper will also be expected to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.
    HONORABLE MENTION: Any essay that earns an Honorable Mention status (which may or may not happen) will be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site. The paper might also be invited to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.

    Advances in Computed Tomography

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    You are cordially invited to submit a manuscript to the Advances in Computed Tomography (ACT), published by Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP). It is an international, specialized and peer-reviewed open access journal devoted to publication of original contributions in relevant areas.

    Being an open access journal we offer the following advantages:

  • Researchers around the world have full access to all the published articles
  • Widest dissemination of your published work ensuring greater visibility
  • Free downloads of the published articles without any subscription fee
  • Aims & Scope of the journal include:

    • Abdominal and pelvic CT (Virtual colonoscopy)
    • Cardiac CT
    • CT optimization
    • Electron beam tomography
    • High resolution CT
    • Microtomography
    • Spiral computed tomography
    • Adverse effects of CT
    • CT conlonography
    • CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPV)
    • Head CT
    • Lungs CT
    • Multidetector CT (MDCT)
    • Whole body imaging (Full-body CT scan)

    Please read over the journal's Author Guidelines for more information on the journal's policies and the submission process. Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to ensure the highest quality of publication quality.

    We also have our own website on Facebook for your research in this area. You can add us as good friends so that we can interact with each other on relevant topics.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the journal.

    Best regards,

    Jesse Hu
    act@scirp.org

    ACT Editorial Office
    Scientific Research Publishing

    Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

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    Call for Papers

    The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. View the inaugural issue at http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/

    The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors' rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

    The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video, datasets, code).

    General topics of interest include:

        Scholarly communication
        Open Access
        Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to:
            Emerging modes and genres of publication
            Organizational and business models
        Policy issues; including, but not limited to:
            Publishing/deposit mandates
            Impact of governmental or institutional policy
            Policy development for library services
        Digital collection management
        Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
        Digital curation
        Technological developments and infrastructure
        Intellectual property
        Resources, skills, and training
        Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues

    Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories:

        Commentary
        Research Articles
        Practice Articles
        Theory Articles
        P2 (Post-Peer) Review
        Reviews of Books and Products

    (For full descriptions of these categories, see http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/authors.html)

    Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted, but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 (Post-Peer) Review.

    For more information about JLSC, please visit http://jlsc-pub.org/
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    CONTACT:

    Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

    Isaac Gilman
    Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian
    Pacific University
    Voice: 503.352.7209
    gilmani@pacificu.edu

    and

    Marisa Ramirez
    Digital Repository Librarian
    California Polytechnic State University
    Voice: 805.756.7040
    mramir14@calpoly.edu




    College & University Media Review

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    Need to Publish? About Higher Education? About Technology?

    Consider the College & University Media Review

    as a vehicle for your creativity.

     

    The Consortium of College and University Media Center's

    professional journal publishes articles that focus

    on media and technology, related research, instructional

    development, and management and supervision, as related

    to the operation of instructional support service units in

    higher education.

     

    You can also submit interviews with leaders in the

    field or persons involved in interesting, related practice, as

    well as annotated bibliographies and case studies.

    For more information, please visit

    http://www.ccumc.org/media-review

    LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting

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    Call for Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting 

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 8:00am to 10:00am
    Disneyland Hotel
     North Exhibit Hall Room DE

    The LITA Mobile Computing IG seeks 4-5 short presentations (15 minutes) onmobile computing for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference at Anaheim, CA.

    The LITA MCIG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics, things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms of mobile computing. All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion.

    Feel free to email me off-the-list (kimb@fiu.edu) and/or post your topic at ALA Connect : http://connect.ala.org/node/176080

    Thank you!

    "Can iPads replace laptops?"

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    L&L needs submissions for our Point/Counterpoint and Feedback from the Field departments! We are looking for arguments on both sides of the question "Can iPads replace laptops?"

     

    One-to-one laptop programs were once considered the Holy Grail of educational technology solutions. But while most schools were still waiting to pull together the funding and support for such a program, technology continued to advance. With hundreds of thousands of free and low-cost educational apps, a portable size, a user-friendly interface, and a relatively low price point, iPads have become the gadget of the moment and, many argue, a better educational solution than laptops. Laptop advocates, however, point out that the larger devices are still better than tablets for many functions that students need, including word processing and video editing. Unfortunately, most schools can't afford both. What do you think? Are laptops a thing of the past, or still the best option for classrooms?

     

    Point/Counterpoint essays are relatively informal. For an example of what we're looking for, check out the May Point/Counterpoint. We need one essay of approximately 400 words on each side of this issue, so consider either defending your argument passionately or playing the devil's advocate, rather than arguing down the middle.

     

    If you don't have time to write an entire essay on this subject but still would like to weigh in, feel free to post a 25- to 50-word response on some aspect of this issue, and we may choose an excerpt to publish in our Feedback from the Field section. Please include your name, job title, city, state or province, and country.

     

    And if you don't have time to write anything but do have an opinion, take part in our Reader's Poll on this topic on the L&L page of ISTE's website.

     

    To enter, post your essay on the discussion forum titled "Can iPads Replace Laptops?" on L&L's group page on the ISTE Community Ning. Please include some form of contact information.

     

    If you're not already a member of the ISTE Community Ning, you will be prompted to register. Don't worry--it's fast, easy, and free. It may take a day or so to approve your membership; sorry--we do this to prevent spam. Once you are approved, go to the Groups page and click on the L&L logo to join our group. As a bonus, you can read our regular content, including updates on the magazine and discussion forums about hot ed tech issues.

     

    If your Point/Counterpoint essay is selected, we'll contact you for a high-resolution photo and a short (35-word) bio in addition to your 400-word essay. If you don't hear from us, keep an eye out for an excerpt from your response in the Feedback from the Field section of L&L. Thanks in advance for a stimulating discussion!

     

    Best regards,

    Andra Brichacek

    Associate Editor

    Learning & Leading with Technology Magazine (L&L)

    International Society for Technology in Education

    +1.541.434.8923

    abrichacek@iste.org

    @andramere

     

    Workshop, Invited Session(s), and Conversational Session: Call for Participation

    ***************
    Extended abstracts (600-1200 words) can be sent to jireps@mail.iiis2012.org according to the following deadlines (More details can be found at http://www.2012iiisconferences.org/sireps/stcsm)

    •   May 28th, 2012 for the inclusion of the accepted articles in the pre-conference proceedings
    •   June 8th, 2012 for the inclusion of the accepted articles in the post-conference proceedings

    ***************
    Non exclusionary topics
    ***************
    •   Case Methods and Methodologies
    •   Case Studies Research
    •   Case Studies in Education
    •   Case Studies in STEM Education
    •   Consulting Case Studies
    •   Business Case Studies
    •   Case Studies in Management
    •   Information Systems Case Studies
    •   Software Engineering Case Studies
    •   Engineering Case Studies
    •   Medical and Health Care Case Studies
    •   Case Studies in Science
    ***************
    Workshop
    ***************
    CASE STUDIES AND METHODOLOGIES AND INTEGRATION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES This workshop will introduce participants to Case Studies and Method by showing the possibilities they generate for the Integration of Academic Activities

    A mix of presentation, exercises and discussion, the topics to be covered will include:

    •   What is the case method?
    •   Different types of case study and how they are used
    •   Steps in developing authentic case studies: from recruiting sites to publication
    •   Facilitating case discussions in the classroom
    •   Measuring case method learning outcomes
    •   Publishing case studies
    •   Opportunities for funding case method projects
    •   Broader impacts of case method on the individual and institution

    ***************
    If you submit your extended abstract with a short CV of yours, you might be selected as a keynote speaker of your breakout session, in which case you would have more time to present your article, and/or selected as an invited speaker, in which case 1) your presentation and paper will be differentiated as an invited one, and 2) you might be invited to present an additional paper with no additional charge.
    ***************
    A More detailed Call For Participation can be found at http://www.2012iiisconferences.org/sireps/stcsm Please email your enquiries and submission for the invited session(s) to jireps@mail.iiis2012.org
    ***************

    Thank you for your time

    Invited Session co-Organizers

    If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please send an email to remove@mail.2012iiisconferences.org with REMOVE MLCONFERENCES in the subject line. Address: Torre Profesional La California, Av. Francisco de Miranda, Caracas, Venezuela.

    PA Library Association Conference Poster Sessions

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    REMINDER:  There is one week left to submit a poster session proposal for the PaLA Conference in Gettysburg.  See below for more information and details on the event.

     

     

    The 2012 PaLA Conference Planning Committee invites you to share some of your winning library strategies or programs by presenting a poster session at the PALA Annual Conference, PA Libraries: Leading the Charge.  The conference will  take place September 30 -  October 3, 2012 at the Gateway Gettysburg complex in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    What is a poster session?  It is an opportunity, set aside during the conference, when author- librarians, students, staff or others participating in the professional conference can present an idea, the outcomes of a completed project, or research results to an audience of their peers. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. This is a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues.

    Poster sessions are displayed on poster boards (4 ft x 6ft). Pictures, graphs, data and text are used to illustrate the presentation.   An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally. Poster Sessions can cover any project or program. They are a great way to share your interesting work without doing a formal presentation.  

    Because most of the poster sessions will be presented in the exhibit area, conference registration or obtainment of an exhibit pass will be required of all poster session presenters.  This will enable poster session presenters to enter the poster session area and take part in exhibit hall activities.  Poster sessions will take place during the following times:

    Monday, 10/1/2012, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. for all topics except youth services topics, as this session occurs opposite the Carolyn W. Field Luncheon.

    Tuesday, 10/2/2011, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. for all topics.

    In addition, if demand warrants, an additional session will take place on Tuesday, October 2, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    We invite you to submit a poster session proposal online via the online proposal form.  For working purposes, or to review the form questions in advance of submission, a PDF of the form is also available for viewing.  Please note that all submissions must be submitted via the online form on or before May 31, 2012.

    Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at this Gettysburg address!

    Kimberly Snyder

    Education & Finance Manager

    Pennsylvania Library Association

    220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10

    Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

    717-766-7663

    www.palibraries.org

    The National Political Science Review (NPSR)

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    Invitation to the Scholarly Community

    The editors of The National Political Science Review (NPSR) invite submissions from the scholarly community for review and possible publication for a Special Issue on:

    BLACK WOMEN IN POLITICS:
    MOVING FORWARD -- NEW QUESTIONS, NEW DIRECTIONS

    A recent study, appearing in The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, suggests that Black women are often rendered invisible in the social sphere. This study brings to light what we might already know via anecdotal evidence. However, it leaves us wondering how do we study Black women? When Black women are the subjects of the research, must they always be compared to other racial/ethnic groups? Which methodologies and methods are better suited for unearthing and explaining Black women's experiences as political and social actors?  And, finally what new knowledges are produced when interdisciplinary approaches and unconventional methodologies and methods are employed?

    In addressing these questions, this special issue seeks to interact with and advance the continuum of Black women's studies with a special focus on Black women and politics. The editors are soliciting articles for a themed issue of the National Political Science Review (NPSR) to be published in 2014. This special edition will be devoted to (1) questions of epistemology and the politics of knowledge production; and (2) the lives and lived realities of Black women--their cultures and politics, their representations in media, their involvement in new media, and their activism. We invite research length papers on Black women in politics and Black gender politics from a wide range of disciplines including Black women's studies, political science, religion, Black Studies, sociology, Women's Studies, and philosophy among others. Papers may take any theoretical and or methodological perspective that centers Black women's political phenomena -- broadly defined. All submissions should be written in a manner that is accessible to a wide scholarly audience. Papers should be no longer than 25 pages, inclusive of notes and references, and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition). We especially encourage papers that employ not only quantitative, but also qualitative and interpretive methodologies, which analyze and explain the triumphs and challenges faced by Black women domestically and globally.  Particular attention will be given to the ways in which feminist and womanist scholars have challenged disciplinary conventions in producing transformative, interdisciplinary knowledge. Articles may be inspired by, but are certainly not limited to, the following themes:
    *             Black women and reproductive justice
    *             Black women's response to nation states, colonialism and neo-colonialism
    *             Black women's contemporary social and political activism
    *             Black women's experience with and negotiation of the criminal justice system
    *             Black women and the politics of representation: sexuality, media, and/or texts
    *             Black women's informal political participation in movements and organizations
    *             The politics of knowledge production
    *             Transformational approaches to intersectionality scholarship
    *             Black women in international relations and comparative politics
    *             Black women in politics, new social media, and virtual social networks
    The NPSR is a refereed journal of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Its editions appear annually and comprise the highest quality scholarship related to the experiences of African Americans in the American political community, as well as in the wider reach of the African Diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. It also focuses on the international links between African Americans and the larger community of nations, particularly with Africa.
    Please email submissions and cover letter, no later than October 1, 2012, to:
    Dr. Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd at ngaf@rci.rutgers.edu AND Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery at jjordanz@providence.edu.

    JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH (JITR)

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     Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

    www.igi-global.com/JITR

     

    Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA

    Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

     

    MISSION OF Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR):

    Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR). The JITR seeks to provide evidential research on groundbreaking and emerging areas of information science and technology, with particular focus on breaking trends in medical informatics, social computing and biotechnology. In endeavoring to fulfill the objectives of providing a scholarly and quality outlet for innovative topics, trends and research in the field of IT, the JITR will succeed in expanding the availability of the most prominent, principal and critical concepts that will form the knowledge society of the future.

     

    RECOMMENDED TOPICS:

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

     

    ·         Algebraic biology

    ·         Agricultural informatics

    ·         Anthropocentric computing

    ·         Artificial immune systems

    ·         Assistive technologies

    ·         Biodiversity applications

    ·         Bioethics

    ·         Bioinformatics/biotechnology

    ·         Biomaterials and nanotechnology

    ·         Biometrics

    ·         Biosensors

    ·         Biosurveillance

    ·         Bioterrorism and situational awareness

    ·         Cellular automata

    ·         Chemoinformatics

    ·         Cloning

    ·         Cognitive informatics

    ·         Crisis management

    ·         Cultural algorithms

    ·         Cultural informatics

    ·         Diagnostic informatics

    ·         Digital ecosystems

    ·         Digital forensics

    ·         Drug discovery technologies

    ·         Ecological modeling

    ·         Evidence-based medicine

    ·         Environmental informatics

    ·         Gene therapy

    ·         Genetic algorithms and programming

    ·         Genomics and proteomics

    ·         Grid computing

    ·         Haptics

    ·         High performance computing

    ·         Health information technology

    ·         Hemodynamics

    ·         Human-centric and pervasive computing

    ·         Human-computer interface

    ·         Human factors

    ·         Human tracking technologies

    ·         Microarray technologies

    ·         Medical imaging technologies

    ·         Medical intelligence

    ·         Medical informatics

    ·         Nanoreactors

    ·         Nanorobotics

    ·         Nanostructures

    ·         Nanotechnology

    ·         Natural computing

    ·         Natural language applications

    ·         Pattern recognition

    ·         Predictive analysis tools

    ·         Pharmaceutical informatics

    ·         Quantum informatics

    ·         Radiology technologies

    ·         Sensor technologies

    ·         Service-oriented computing

    ·         Social computing

    ·         Social informatics

    ·         Surgical informatics

    ·         Telemedicine

    ·         Telenursing

    ·         Telesurgery

    ·         Tissue engineering applications

    ·         Wearable computing

     

    SUBMITTING TO JITR:

    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 http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf 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 to JITR@igi-global.com.

     

    PUBLISHER:

    The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

     

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

     

    Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA

    Editor-in-Chief

    Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)

    E-mail: JITR@igi-global.com

    www.igi-global.com/JITR

     

     

     

    Peer Reviewers: Choice, Gender studies, GLBT Studies

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    Contact: adoherty@ala-choice.org

     

    Resources for College Libraries (RCL), a publication of ACRL's Choice magazine and R.R. Bowker, is currently seeking academic librarians and faculty with collection development and/or teaching experience to participate in our peer review process. Available online at http://rclweb.net, RCL provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate libraries.

     

    We are currently seeking academic librarians and faculty with subject expertise in the following areas: 

    *Gender Studies

    *Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

     

    Referees will be responsible for comprehensively evaluating the RCL subject's bibliographic content, along with its taxonomic organization. All referee work is scheduled for completion by August 15, 2012 and can be completed online and at your leisure. Referees will receive access to the RCL database during July and August to complete the review.

     

    Please consider submitting your name to participate in this one-time professional service opportunity. Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching and/or collection development in the subject area. To volunteer as a reviewer, send an email to adoherty@ala-choice.org with your contact information, CV/resume, and a brief description of your qualifications, particularly any experience maintaining or assessing core collections in the subject area.

     

    RCL is a subscription database that identifies 75,000+ titles across 61 subjects that are essential for research and instruction at the undergraduate level. For more information, visit: http://www.bowker.com/en-US/products/rcl.   

     

    Contact:

    Anne Doherty

    Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries

    CHOICE/ACRL

    http://www.rclweb.net/

    adoherty@ala-choice.org

    860.347.6933 x140

     

    _OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) is looking for articles.  Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.  If you are interested, there is a short timeline for publication; your article can be published as early as October 2012.  For more information, contact the editor at the email address below.

    Editorial objectives
    OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques.

    Coverage
    *Digital libraries
    *Digital repositories
    *Digital cultural content services
    *Web metadata standards
    *Web markup languages
    *Digital preservation
    *Imaging and digitization techniques
    *Usability studies

    OCLC Systems & Services is indexed and abstracted in:
    *Academic Search Alumni Edition
    *Academic Search Complete
    *Academic Search Premier
    *Computer Science Index
    *Computer & Communications Security Abstracts *Current Abstracts *Current Awareness Abstracts *Education Full Text *Education Research *Emerald Management Reviews *Information Science and Technology Abstracts (ISTA) *The Informed Librarian *INSPEC *International Academic Research Library *Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts *Library & Information Science Abstracts *Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts *Library Literature & Information Science *Library Literature & Information Science Full Text *OmniFile Full Text Mega *OmniFile Full Text Select *Scopus *TOC Premier

    Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
    Editor
    Dean of Library Services
    Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana  46383
    brad.eden@valpo.edu
    219-464-5099

    CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

    Proposal Submission Deadline:  July 15, 2012

    A book edited by Dr. Janice M. Krueger (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)

    To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/KGpEnL

     

    Introduction

    Ever since the Internet inspired the creation of web-based, accessible materials, libraries have engaged in the effective use of online systems to create and to manage records and resources for their service population. Historically, libraries have always used record representation to build catalog displays of library materials and holdings. As more and more materials moved from traditional mediums, such as print and analog formats, libraries found ways to effectively manage expanding records and digital versions of journals, indexes, films, and statistical data. Library systems became more integrated with content and electronic resource management systems to control licenses, to address additional record maintenance, and to streamline access to resources.

     

    Other organizations are now confronted with managing their records regardless of format. Many have struggled with formulating policies for digitizing original print formats and with finding an effective solution for housing digitized records along with their born-digital documents. Individuals working in business, education, government, law, medicine, and the sciences produce and maintain numerous and varied documents that require effective organization for storage and retrieval so their employer or organization remains competitive. While the software tools may differ from those used in libraries, many of the basic principles of organization, storage, and retrieval are the same. Therefore, examples of effective implementation of resource and records management systems across organizations and disciplines would benefit all concerned.

     

    Objective of the Book

    The main goal of the publication is to bring together real-life examples of how electronic records and resource management have been implemented across disciplines. While records and resource management has been addressed in relation to academic libraries, an across discipline approach has not been evident. The manifestation of each implementation in libraries and in various organizations, such as in business, education, government, law, and the sciences can add to the body of literature on effective electronic records and resource management principles and practices. System utilization and effectiveness will point the way to joint efforts on standardization of programs.  

     

    Target Audience

    The target audience will be composed of professionals involved in the education of library and information science (LIS) students and in the training of individuals responsible for electronic records management in various disciplines. The book will demonstrate effective real-life instances of electronic records and resource management implementation in diverse settings. It will highlight the current concerns and issues surrounding such implementation and will show a variety of solutions for attaining similar goals.

     

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

    Principles and theory concerning electronic records and resource management

    The potential benefits and possible disadvantages of electronic records and resource management

    The legal and ethical concerns of electronic records and resource management

    The advantages/disadvantages of proprietary and open source mediums for implementing electronic records and resource management

     

    Implementation of electronic records and resource management in various organizations and disciplines, including, but not limited to, libraries, business, education, government, law, and the sciences

     

    Application of electronic records and resource management principles in the handling of diverse materials, including, but not limited to, internal documents, data sets, marketing information, curriculum materials, student records, interactive materials, legal documents, court records, resource sharing, open access repositories, digital collections, licensing and subscription information, medical record management, hospital records, music storage and retrieval, research data storage and retrieval, and electronic data exchange

     

    Submission Procedure

    Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2012, 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 August 1, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30, 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.

     

    Publisher

    This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.

     

    Important Dates

    July 15, 2012:             Proposal Submission Deadline

    August 1, 2012:          Notification of Acceptance

    November 30, 2012:  Full Chapter Submission

    January 15, 2013:      Review Results Returned

    February 15, 2013:    Final Chapter Submission

    March 15, 2013:        Final Deadline

     

     

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

    Dr. Janice M. Krueger, Department of Library Science

    209 Carlson, 840 Wood St., Clarion, PA  16214

    Phone: 814-393-2202 * Fax: 814-393-2150 * E-mail: jkrueger@clarion.edu

     

    The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer's Consultations at the ALA Annual meeting, held June 22, 2012 - June 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer's Consultations will pair new or inexperienced writers with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.

    AUTHORS
    Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match new writers with experienced writers and the pairs will meet face-to-face during the ALA Midwinter meeting. Draft research papers must be submitted by June 15, 2012. Papers will be shared only among the designated pairs. Submission details follow:

    Include on first page: Author's name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g., grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).

    Page limit: 25 double-spaced pages, standard 1" margins.

    Preferred format: Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author's full name and e-mail.

    Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.

    Submit by June 15, 2012 to: Cheryl Middleton<mailto:Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu>.

    REVIEWERS
    Are you an experienced, published writer or editor? Interested in providing guidance to your colleagues who may be writing their first research article? Submit your name and a description of your areas of expertise by January 11, 2012 Reviewers are expected to review papers submitted by the writer they have been paired with in advance of the ALA Midwinter meeting, as well as guide the writing consultation onsite during the meeting.

    Please send your current contact information, a copy of your current resume or list of publications, and a brief description of your current research interests.

    Submit by June 8, 2012 to: Cheryl Middleton<mailto:Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu>.

    MEET DURING ALA 2012 Annual
    The experienced writer/editor and the writer they have been paired with will correspond ahead of time to determine the best time to meet at the meeting.

    Questions should be directed to Cheryl Middleton<mailto:Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu>.

    My Body, My Health: Women's Stories

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    Call for submissions for an edited volume on women and health

    Editors: Kit-Bacon Gressitt and Jodie Lawston, PhD

    Description

    Women's health became a key issue for the women's liberation movement in
    the 1960s as women began to explore every aspect of themselves: their
    traditional roles, their expanding opportunities, their bodies, even their
    genitalia. And health continues to be an issue of keen interest for
    feminists -- Third Wave, Second Wave and certainly our surviving Suffragists
    -- as women struggle for proper diagnoses; advocate and care for for their
    ill children, parents, partners and themselves; address patriarchal
    attempts to control their health (as exemplified in the recent
    congressional hearings on birth control); and demand clinical trials that
    test new drugs on women, not just men. ...

    For more information, please click
    here

    <http://www.excusemeimwriting.com/2012/03/08/poetry/call-for-submissions-for-my-body-my-health/>
     (
    www.excusemeimwriting.com/2012/03/08/poetry/call-for-submissions-for-my-body-my-health/
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    REPRESENTATIONS OF AGE

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    Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the
    American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November
    1-4.  

    The rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of Age and Aging Studies opens
    onto gerontology, sociology, bioethics, anthropology, and a wide range of
    approaches springing from the humanities and arts, especially in Europe.
    However, as reflected at the recent European Network in Age Studies (ENAS)
    conference, the theatrical representation of Age and Aging has just begun to
    emerge as a major subject of critical inquiry. The proposed Working Session
    seeks a wide range of papers exploring representations, from classic to
    contemporary, of Age and Aging in dramatic, theatrical, and cultural
    performance. Short performances and videos will also be considered. Building
    on the pathbreaking work of Kathleen Woodward, Anne Basting, Thomas Cole,
    Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Stephen Katz, Mike Featherstone and Andrew
    Wernick, and Valerie Lipscomb, as well as work in several European
    languages, the session will raise questions and seek perspectives about
    questions such as these:

    Is there a dramaturgy of Age?

    What are the performative differences between the spectacle of age and the
    experience of age?

    What emotions and what bodies (and what emotions about the bodies) are
    associated with Age and Aging?

    Why has the youth/age binary been absent from the identity debates in
    theater and performance studies on race, gender, disability, and other
    bio-markers of the past decades?

    In what ways are ageism and stereotyping factors in theatrical
    representations of aging? 

    By
    May 31, 2012, please send 300-word abstracts or two-minute performance
    links to
    elinor.fuchs@yale.edu . Final papers should be no longer than 2500
    words.

    2012 CFLE's National Sex Ed Conference

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    2012 CFLE's National Sex Ed conference, being held on November 28-30, 2012 in Somerset, NJ. This year's conference is shaping up to be an extra exciting year - we have Dr. Joycelyn Elders joining us as one of our keynote speakers, as well as an exciting line up of other noted presenters including: Barbara Huberman, Deborah Roffman, Dr. MaryJo Podgurski, Al Vernacchio, Dr. Sheri Winston, Dr. Eric Schoenberg, Sue Montfort, Dr. Sue Milstein & Bill Taverner!  

    We are currently seeking proposals for workshops for the general workshops. Proposals are due on May 15th, and presenters will receive a discount on their conference registration.  To find out more about the conference, and to submit your proposal, visit:  www.sexedconference.com  

    Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference

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    The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held October 3-5, 2012. It will be an entirely online conference spanning multiple time zones and languages. Global participation for both presenters and attendees is encouraged. 

     Consider submitting a presentation. This global conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. Everyone is welcome to submit a talk proposal, and scheduling slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The call for presentation proposals can be found at http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference

    The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations will cover six subject strands:

     STRAND 1: Libraries - Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces

    STRAND 2: Librarians & Information Professionals - Evolving Professional Roles in Today's World

    STRAND 3: Content & Creation - Organizing and Creating Information

    STRAND 4: Changing Delivery Methods

    STRAND 5: User Centered Access

    STRAND 6: Mobile and Geo-Social Information Environments

     To view examples of presentation topics for each subject strand, click here.

     The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference is free to attend and open to the public. To participate in the conference and receive news and updates, please join the Library 2.0 Ning Network by clicking "Sign up" located on the upper right side of the web page.

    The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The nationally ranked school offers two fully online master's degrees, a fully online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD Program.

     

    For more information about the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, please email us at SanJoseSLIS@gmail.com. Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends.

     

     

    Special Issue of *Foundations of Science*

    http://www.vub.ac.be/FOS/


    Guest Editors: Anton Froeyman, Laszlo Kosolosky and Jeroen Van Bouwel
    (Ghent University)



    *Aim of the issue:*

    *
    *

    The aim of this issue is to bring together two philosophical disciplines,
    i.e. social epistemology and philosophy of the humanities, that have been
    dealing with the same topic: the relation between science and its social
    context.



    First, the relation between science and society is one of the focal points
    of the recently developed discipline of social epistemology. Social
    epistemology can be seen as a compromise between analytical philosophy of
    science (departing from a too idealist and individualistic view of
    scientific practice) and sociology of science (departing from a merely
    descriptive, constructivist view). Social epistemology regards the social
    and cultural aspects of science as essential, while still holding on to
    notions such as scientific rationality and objectivity, be it in more
    social versions than traditional philosophy of science.



    On the other hand, philosophers of the humanities and social sciences
    (philosophers of history, anthropology, political sciences, sociology,
    psychology/psychotherapy, post-colonial studies, gender studies... ),  have
    been thinking about the relation between society and the disciplines they
    study in comparable terms. Ever since the days of Max Weber and the
    Neo-Kantians, there has been a continuous discussion about the role of the
    social and historical context of the humanities. Contrary to mainstream
    philosophy of science, the social context of the humanities has never been
    out of focus. Philosophers of history for example have always pondered
    about the role of history in the construction of national or post-national
    identities, and theorists of anthropology have wondered about whether or
    not anthropology carries an imperialistic subtext. Entire new disciplines
    such as post-colonial and gender studies have arisen as a consequence of
    changing social circumstances and have prompted many discussions about the
    role of social and political context in other disciplines.



    Bringing these two groups of scholars together has obvious advantages for
    both parties. Social epistemology, on the one hand, may benefit from a
    surplus of tradition and experience in the philosophy of the humanities and
    may learn to know a whole new array of case-studies. Philosophers of the
    humanities, on the other hand, might learn to know a way of doing general
    philosophy of science that is more receptive to the issues they are
    concerned with.



    We invite both social epistemologists and philosophers of the humanities
    (such as theorists of history, anthropology, psychology/psychotherapy,
    gender studies, post-colonial studies, political sciences,...) to submit
    papers on the relation between scientific (understood in the broad sense as
    *Wissenschaft*) disciplines and society. Purely theoretical papers are
    welcome, but reference to case-studies is especially appreciated.
    Continental and analytic theoretical frameworks will be treated with equal
    consideration.



    *Possible questions and topics for discussion include, but are not limited
    to:*



       - Impact of shifting from an individual to a social level of analysis on
       issues such as pursuit worthiness of theories, scientific integrity,
       values, engagement, objectivity, consensus, disagreement, propositional
       attitudes and expertise.
       - Democratize science and/or scienticize democracy: why and how to deal
       with democratic influences on science, and vice versa.
       - Political consequences of scientific theories: liberation,
       recognition, or imperialism?
       - Governmental involvement in and funding of scientific research
       - Scientific justification or legitimation of a political system, or
       scientific justification and legitimation of opposition or revolution; how
       do certain scientific research programs consolidate certain political
       systems?
       - Uncertainty or dissensus in science versus public demand for unanimity
       or consensus.
       - The public role of the scientist: public participation and influence
       on policy making
       - Society and its "others": the role of history, anthropology,
       psychology, psychotherapy, gender studies,... in assessing, liberating or
       repressing the others of a community.

    **

    *Submission details:*

    *
    *

    The deadline for receipt of submissions is *31 October 2012*, after which
    the papers will be subjected to external peer review. This special issue of
    *Foundations of Science* will appear in print as one of the issues of 2013.
    Articles will appear online first within a few weeks after acceptance.


    Papers should preferably not exceed 8000 words. If so, please keep in mind
    that length should be in good equilibrium with content, in order for
    quality and readability to be maintained.



    Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, prepared as a PDF or Word
    document or rtf attachment, and emailed to Laszlo.kosolosky@ugent.be with
    the heading 'CFP: Science versus Society'. In their email message, authors
    should include their full name, affiliation and address for email
    correspondence.



    Further enquiries can be addressed to Laszlo Kosolosky (
    laszlo.kosolosky@ugent.be), Anton Froeyman (anton.froeyman@ugent.be) or
    Jeroen Van Bouwel (jeroen.vanbouwel@ugent.be). If in doubt whether their
    work fits our description, authors are cordially invited to send in a short
    abstract.

    Staging Women's Lives in Academia

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    We are putting together an edited collection, tentatively titled Staging Women's Lives in Academia.  The subtitle, yet to be figured out, will indicate that our focus is upon women in literature and languages.  The book, under serious consideration at Rutgers University Press for its new Higher Education Studies series, will focus upon nodal points of professional (graduate school, pre- and post- tenure, mid- and later- career, and retirement) and personal life for women in academia.  We have two key premises:  that choosing not to continue down the traditional path of academic life stages is as significant as following it, and that the usual conflation of academic and age-specific life stages is deeply gendered.  

     

    Our design for the collection outlines professional life stages.  These range from:

     

    *                     finishing the degree  (who chooses to write or not write the dissertation);

    *                     seeking academic or other employment post-Ph.D.;

    *                     beginning and then remaining in the profession (publishing, promotions, moving into administration or not);

    *                     leaving academia once employed (whether in a full-time or part-time, pre-tenure or post-tenure position);

    *                     deciding to retire or to continue working.

     

    We welcome essays from women who have followed a traditional career path, but also from those who've travelled other roads.  We can readily see a graduate student writing about the decision to get the Ph.D. but not pursue academic employment, for example, an adjunct writing about mid-career parenting decisions, an administrator writing about being "stuck," an associate professor talking about the decision not to seek promotion to full professor, etc. Parenting, elder-care issues, and general assessment of "professionalization" values can also lead to priorities other than those usually counseled through professional advice venues.  

     

    Although we of course want contributors to draw upon personal experience, we will be asking that they both theorize and concretize their essays.  As you think about this call, we'd like to ask that you also think about some very basic questions that could help others, such as: "Do/did you discover that your experience was typical, but nonetheless didn't expect it?"  "What would you point out as the key features of this stage to a colleague just beginning it?" "How do you think your experiences were shaped by the kind of school you worked at and where your school was situated?" and, everyone's favorite, "What would you do differently if you had it to do again?"  

     

    Besides these basic questions, there are many others that you might consider, such as: What is gendered about your career path, your career experience?  How did race/ethnicity, age, class, sexuality, and culture affect your academic experience at each stage?  How did your academic work feed into, enhance, or distract from other parts of your life?  Or how much of your personal life intersects with or clashes with your work life?  Has your work changed over time?  Have you changed over time in terms of your enthusiasm for, and interest in, your work?  

     

    We want contributors to be frank, but we also want these essays to encourage "best practice" discussion and also to serve as references for other women.  Because responding fully to some of these topics may be difficult, we are willing to accept proposals or essays by authors writing under a pseudonym or anonymously.  We also invite proposals written by several people in dialogue with each other.  

     

    Please consider sending in a proposal for this collection, but also think about students and colleagues who fall under the "did not choose to" rubrics who may not be receiving notes such as this.  Please forward this call to them.  We would like to receive proposals by June 1, 2012.  Proposal packets should include a 500-word abstract (or a full essay, if appropriate) and a brief c.v.  Final essays should be around 6250 words, including notes and Works Cited, although we will consider shorter pieces.  They should be sent to both of us:  

     

    Michelle Massé at mmasse@lsu.edu

    Nan Bauer-Maglin at nbauer-maglin@gc.cuny.edu

     

    Library Leadership

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    Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University, and Ms. Fagan, Director of Scholarly Content Systems & Associate Professor at James Madison University, are working to advance research in the area of academic library leadership. As one step toward this goal, we are seeking your proposals for chapters in an edited book. We are especially interested in connecting library leadership research to the larger body of leadership theory.  (See Fagan, J.C. "The effectiveness of academic library deans and directors: a literature review" Library Leadership & Management, v. 26, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-19).

    ·         Topical areas could include: 

           Developing a research agenda in library leadership.

    ·         Methodologies for studying library leadership.

    ·         Connections between various leadership models and library-focused research: engaging with business, psychology, and educational administration literature (Fagan 2012, p. 9).

    ·         An examination of path-goal theory and leader-member exchange theory, in combination with library leadership effectiveness.

    ·         Examining leadership styles and academic library leadership effectiveness.

    ·         ROI analyses based on a library's contribution to effective teaching and learning, and how leaders can use these effectively.

    ·         Women are making more significant progress in entering academic library leadership roles than in higher education administration generally:  can lessons be learned from this? Do libraries have something to offer higher education in this area?

    ·         Research into gendered leadership behaviors and leader effectiveness in libraries.

    ·         Connecting research on academic deans with leadership studies both within librarianship and beyond it (p. 9), research on academic deans needs to be connected. Testing of  various leadership models and frameworks with library leadership and university administration.

    ·         Examination of various factors in library leadership:  size of library as determinant, union vs non-union, student vs research-centered, state vs private.

    Although we are initially focused on collecting and editing content for a book on the topic of library leadership, we are also interested in talking with any individuals engaged in such research or interested in engaging in such research, for possible conference workshops, symposia, etc.

    To submit book chapter proposals, please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words and a brief outline to Dr. Eden at brad.eden@valpo.edu or Ms. Fagan at faganic@jmu.edu.  Deadline for discussion and/or proposals is May 20, 2012.

    Feminists Interrogate States of Emergency

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    Call for Papers for a Special Issue of FeministFormations, 2013, 25(2)

    This special issue will take up the concept of "states of emergency" as an object of feminist analysis.  We seek essays that will interrogate the ways in which a "state of emergency," whether it be about economic scarcity, morality under siege, sexual violence or national security, is politically constructed and (re)produced through myriad technologies of power.  How do political actors define a moment as a state of emergency in order to mobilize publics, re-define citizenship, or deploy political machinery?  At the same time, we invite scholarship that names states of emergency made invisible by existing public discourse. In addition to essays that analyze the role and power of difference in framing narratives of emergency, we invite papers that question what can "count" as a state of emergency.  For example, how can the racialized, sexualized and gendered exigencies of the everyday be seen as constitutive of affected "states"? How are so-called "natural disasters" of environmental calamity or contamination dependent on variable distinctions between "natural" and "unnatural"?

    We seek papers that interrogate "states of emergency" in relation to gender, sexuality and race on topics such as war, institutions, law, literature, popular culture, "natural disasters," state and intimate violence, citizenship, immigration, environment, population, health, and economic instabilities.  We welcome contributions with U.S., global and transnational foci.

    The special issue will focus on the following themes and questions but is not restricted to them:

    *  How are "states of emergency" produced, claimed and deployed?  What are the institutional (e.g., government, media, religion) and/or informal (e.g., local networks) mechanisms that create /construct or facilitate a "state of emergency"?

    *  How and why are certain events framed as "natural disasters"?  Why are certain experiences with environmental disasters represented as "natural" and what division between "nature" and "human" is required?  How do the global and transnational operate within these constructs of "natural" and in locating disaster?

    *  What does it mean to approach disaster relief from an intersectional perspective?  What lessons have we learned frompost-disaster relief efforts in the United States, such as after Hurricane Katrina and 9/11?  How do such efforts operate at an international level, as with the UN in the post-Rwandan genocide projects?

    *  How are discourses about environmental states of emergency (such as with populations, environmental contamination and global warming) deployed and informed by understandings of gender, race and sexuality and other naturalized categorizes such as "health" and "safety"?

    *  How have the issues of immigration and economic recession been crafted as "states of emergency" in the United States and/or in other countries?  What political projects have they served?  What counts as a "state of emergency?"

    *  How does the state produce narratives about states of emergency--stranger abduction, morality under siege, economic scarcity or debt, sexual violence--in ways that are shaped by gendered, sexualized and racialized discourse?

    *  How do feminist understandings of affective "states" alter the framework of "states of emergency"?  What cultural or emotional terrains do we traverse when we include such understandings of "states of emergency?"

    *  How do representations--fiction, memoir, film, art, television, online sites--address states of emergency? How can representations reinforce or resist dominant narratives about women/subjects in crisis?

    Manuscripts will be subject to blind review and must adhere to the publishing guidelines of the Feminist Formations journal, found at: http://feministformations.arizona.edu<http://feministformations.arizona.edu/>.

    Please contact any one of the co-editors with questions:

    Jill Bystydzienski, The Ohio State University bystydzienski.1@osu.edu<mailto:bystydzienski.1@osu.edu>
    Jennifer Suchland, The Ohio State University suchland.15@osu.edu<mailto:suchland.15@osu.edu>
    Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis rwanzo@wustl.edu<mailto:rwanzo@wustl.edu>

    Global Librarian Project

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    METRO and ACRL/NY Announce Call for Proposals for Global Librarian Project

     

    We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for a joint publication of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Please read on for details. 

    Book Concept:

    Twenty-first century librarians work in an increasingly global environment of diverse populations with a variety of needs. Innovative librarians have embraced the challenge of "going global." They have identified and acquired the necessary skills to successfully navigate through this expanding environment, and have done much to reinvigorate the practice of librarianship, demonstrating the valuable role played by information specialists. Physical distance is no longer a barrier to excellence in library service, but rather a catalyst for the development of innovative ideas for the creation, organization, management, presentation and dissemination of information. As user-communities have moved beyond the traditional limits of our institutions, so too has our vision for the informational services we must be prepared to provide. While technology clearly has informed much of this recent transformation in librarianship, it has been the librarians themselves who have led the way in renewing the profession to accommodate a rapidly expanding, interconnected global community. Stretching, molding and applying the traditional concepts of library and information science in new, inventive ways, librarians around the globe have designed and implemented creative ways to serve the information needs of their patrons, wherever they may be. Librarians from all spheres -- academic, public, school, private, corporate, not-for-profit -- are joining this "innovative information revolution " and forever changing the way in which information is created, organized and shared.

    This publication will focus on the vital role played by librarians and information specialists in developing new programs and services which allow them to deliver quality information services in unique and sustainable ways. The multimedia scope of the publication encourages not only case studies, chapters and other text-based reporting, but also short film/video, songs/audio, podcast episodes, animation, etc. that further demonstrate the innovative techniques that librarians have successfully deployed to serve a global environment.

    Chapters are sought for an anthology written by academic, special librarians, or LIS faculty sharing information on a unique job or role in librarianship. We want to capture how librarians are dealing with changes in reference, collection development, access, and technical services. Topics of specific interest are in areas of:

    ·         copyright

    ·         web services

    ·         teaching and learning, systems, and assessment.


    Optimal chapters might include (but are not limited to) information about your role, position, or skill, helpful educational backgrounds, why this role/position was created, and how this role/skill is changing the profession. Chapters that take a data or research driven look at the changes in the profession over the last 20 years or the future of position in academic libraries are also sought.

    Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

    ·         Intellectual Property and the Global Environment

    ·         Serving Populations Off the Grid

    ·         Community outreach (or Community Engagement)

    ·         Serving diverse/international populations

    ·         Librarians in war-torn/underdeveloped countries

    ·         Librarian efforts in times of catastrophic disasters

    ·         Mobile, real-time librarians

    ·         International partnerships

    ·         Librarians in the virtual world

    ·         Services to indigenous populations

    ·         Librarians without borders

    ·         Librarians shaping geopolitical discourse

    ·         Library's role in developing countries (BRIC)

    ·         Creating tools/platforms for disseminating information

    ·         Preserving cultural (autonomy? independence? or just "preserving culture"?) in increasingly globalized world

    ·         Crossing language barriers

    ·         Librarians without buildings/books

    ·         Librarians and social justice/responsibility movements


    Deadlines:

    Submission of Chapter Proposals (500 words) due by: July 10, 2012
    Notification of selected chapters: August 28, 2012
    Drafts due: November 26, 2012
    Final corrected drafts due: December 17, 2012 

    Target Audience:


    The intended audience for this publication will be practicing librarians in all fields. It would also be of use to library and information science programs offering course work in the expanding role of the librarian.

    Proposal Submissions:

    All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Chapters should be written in English using the 6th edition of APA format.

    Completed chapters will be between 3000-5000 words in length. Authors are encouraged to include original charts, graphs, photos or other multimedia objects. 

    Non-traditional and multimedia texts will be accepted for consideration.

    Please e-mail your Chapter Proposal (500 words) and a brief personal biography, as a Word attachment, to info@metro.org. Your proposal should also include a chapter title. Use the phrase "Global Librarian Proposal" in the email subject line.

    After careful review of all proposals, the Editorial Board will contact individuals to request full-length chapters. Further instructions and details will be provided at that time.

    Questions and comments should be directed to Jason Kucsma (jkucsma@metro.org) or Caroline Fuchs (cgfuchs@gmail.com)

    Editorial Board:

    Caroline Fuchs, Associate Professor/Outreach Librarian, St. John's University
    Jason Kucsma, Executive Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
    Lisa Chow, Web Analyst, Brooklyn Public Library 
    Sandra Sajonas, Business and Career Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library 
    Carrie Netzer Wajda, New Business Librarian, Y&R 

    About METRO: 

    The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit member services organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. For nearly 50 years, METRO has helped its members seize opportunities presented by continuously evolving constituent needs and technological advances. Bridging the intersection of library sciences, knowledge management, and technology innovation, METRO upholds traditional information access ideals in an increasingly unmediated digital age.

    About ACRL/NY: 

    ACRL/NY (The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries) is dedicated to improving library services, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information, providing networking opportunities for librarians and seeking greater cooperation among academic and research libraries. ACRL/NY promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs. The Chapter encourages local participation in national issues relating to academic and research libraries.  

     

     

    Catholic Library World

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    Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

     

    Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

     

    The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author's full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

     

    Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

     

    Submission deadline: Submissions are ongoing. 
For more information, please visit this website: http://www.cathla.org/catholic-library-world-clw

     

    Send submissions and queries to: 
Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, skelsey@lsu.edu


    Sigrid Kelsey 
    Electronic Reference Services and Web Development Coordinator 
    LSU Libraries, LSU 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803 

    http://www.lib.lsu.edu/faculty/kelsey 
    (225) 578-2720 
    skelsey@lsu.edu 

    Editor, Catholic Library World 
    http://www.cathla.org/catholic-library-world-clw 

    Email: skelsey@lsu.edu
    Visit the website at http://www.cathla.org/catholic-library-world-clw

    FETC 2013

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    CALL FOR SPEAKERS
    FETC 2013
    January 28 - 31, 2013
    Orange County Convention Center
    Orlando, FL

    BECOME A SPEAKER at FETC 2013, January 28 - 31, 2013, in Orlando, FL!
    Are you interested in conducting a concurrent session or workshop? Now is the time to apply!

    NOTE: May 31st IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY!

    FETC INVITES APPLICATIONS to present from education professionals representing all levels, content areas and specialties, as well as industry and technology experts. If accepted, your presentation will be scheduled as one of the concurrent sessions, BYOD sessions or workshops planned for the 2013 national conference.

    * Gain exposure for your work, your school and your district.

    * Help fill the information gap for educators looking for collaborative strategies, inventive techniques and engaging applications to enhance learning and improve student performance.

    * Share successful classroom practices, creative teaching and learning solutions, research, policies and products that show emerging promise for K-12 education and the evolving role of technology.

    * Become part of a dynamic partnership that has made FETC conferences "must-attend" education technology events for more than 30 years.

    BY SHARING your successful practices that transform learning for all students, you can help
    inspire and encourage other educators, administrators and executives to creatively deploy technologies and expand the possibilities of learning through educational technology.

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    >>Click the link below for complete information on submission guidelines and access to the electronic application form:

    http://click.1105info.com/?qs=d5ef4647f4191e10a0d42e7546e65694a81f745ae44f269c3d25b80079636f52bd483d87a3c41cfd

    ****DON'T DELAY! Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 31, 2012.****

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    >>FOR INFORMATION ON FETC 2013 go to:
    http://click.1105info.com/?qs=d5ef4647f4191e10bf415565693c68ab570f8c68ac2e65c051b53215e21eb97ac0031fae78193489

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