Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership
This is a call for book chapters for The New Librarianship, a book that will focus on new roles and responsibilities for librarians in the digital environment, as well as new skill sets, new partnerships, and other exciting endeavors. The book will be published by Scarecrow Press.
Topical areas suggested include:
To submit book chapter proposals, please submit an abstract of approximately 100 words and a title for the chapter to Dr. Brad Eden at email@example.com. Deadline for proposals is November 25, 2013. Deadline for accepted chapters to be submitted to the editor would be May 1, 2014.
Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science
Suggested title: LIS Perspectives on Privacy and Information Management
Guest editors: Jacquelyn Burkell and Alexandre Fortier
Proposed aim and scope: Information professionals have the difficult task of managing information and supporting others to do the same in an increasingly complex environment where issues of information protection, control, and ownership are of paramount importance. These issues present challenges to the practice of information professionals: for example, how can libraries adequately protect the privacy of patron information? They also invite a discussion of the role of information professionals in public education and literacy: should information professionals be responsible for public education on issues such as privacy, intellectual property, and copyright? This special issue focuses on the role of information professionals with respect to these aspects of information management. We are seeking submissions that address these issues, examining questions including (but not limited to):
1) Among information professionals, what is the state of knowledge regarding information protection, control and ownership? What do information professionals know and need to know about issues such as privacy and information management? What training do we offer, and what should we offer, to information professionals with respect to these issues?
2) How are information professionals responding to the policy issues that arise with respect to privacy and information management? How are these issues affecting service delivery? What policies are being developed, and what are the challenges to effective policy responses?
3) What is the role of information professionals in helping people to become more literate and able to respond to privacy and information management challenges? What programs are being developed? Are interventions effective?
Proposed timeline: Deadline for submission: March 15, 2014
First round of review (results): May 15, 2014
Final manuscript submission: June 30, 2014
Planned publication date: September 2014
Authors are invited to visit the journal's website for presentation guidelines and send their submissions in electronic format - an e-mail attachment in Word is preferred - to one of the following addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org Jacquelyn Burkell
email@example.com Alexandre Fortier
ER&L 2014 will take place in Austin, TX and live online on March 16-19. A $295 Early Bird rate is now available for on-site attendees.
World Library and Information congress
80th IFLA General Council and Congress
"Libraries, Citizens and Societies: Confluence for Knowledge"
16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.
Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions?
Your topic could be described on a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and pieces of text that you attach to the presentation panel. All IFLA official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish - are welcome. Presenters of a poster will be expected to be present on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 August 2014 in order to explain their poster and to hand out any leaflets, or other information materials, they have available for viewers of their poster. Each presenter can therefore only present one poster. Any organization that submits more than one application should indicate a priority to their submissions.
Conference participants interested in presenting a poster should complete the online registration form.
It is important that applicants describe how they intend to illustrate the project in the poster format. The poster has to be an experience in itself for the one who looks at it - and should show awareness of the poster format.
Special consideration will be given to ensure that a variety of topics and geographical/cultural range will be represented.
The deadline is 03 February 2014, after the deadline applications will no longer be accepted. A jury comprised of 2 members of the IFLA Professional Committee will review all submissions and at the congress they will select the winner of the Best IFLA Poster 2014 based on the following criteria:
Does the topic of the poster-
For complete and up-to-date information concerning Poster Sessions, please see the Call for Posters webpage on the IFLA WLIC 2014 conference website
If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ALIGNING DATA AND RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE
IASSIST 2014 Annual Conference Call for Paper and Session Proposals
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) is issuing a call for paper and session proposals for its annual conference, which will be held in Toronto, Canada on June 3-6, 2014.
This year's conference theme touches upon the international and interdisciplinary requirements of aligning data and research infrastructure. The 2013 OECD Global Science Forum report on New Data for Understanding the Human Condition identifies key challenges for international data collaboration that beg for new solutions. Among these challenges is the mounting pressure for new forms of social science data. In today's abundance of personal data, new methods are being sought to combine traditional social science data (administrative, survey, and census data) with new forms of personal data (social networking, biomarkers or transaction data) or with data from other domains. Similarly, the need for open data, archiving, and long-term curation infrastructures has been identified for research data in the natural, physical, and life sciences. Funders in all areas are pushing to enable the replication and/or reuse of research data. What alignments are needed between data and research infrastructure to enable these possibilities?
The international research community is in the midst of building a global data ecosystem that consists of a mixture of domain data repositories, data archives, data libraries, and data services and that seeks ways to facilitate data discovery, integration, access, and preservation. Evidence of this transformation is found in the recently established ICSU World Data System and in the Research Data Alliance. Like IASSIST, these organizations are contributing to the development of a global data ecosystem. Alignment or unification of strategies must take place at many levels to achieve this. How do we proceed? What advancements are needed in research data management, research infrastructure, and the development of new expertise?
We welcome submissions on the topics described above and encourage conference participants to propose papers and sessions that will be an interest to a diverse audience. To facilitate the formation and scheduling of sessions, three tracks are being offered: (a) Managing research data, (b) Providing data services, and (c) Developing data infrastructure tools. If you are unsure which track your submission fits or if you feel it belongs in more than one track, the Program Committee will find an appropriate place.
An online submission form along with a further explanation of the tracks and guidelines for conference and workshop content will soon be available at http://www.library.yorku.ca/cms/iassist/.
We also welcome workshop proposals around the same themes. Successful proposals must blend lecture and active learning techniques. The conference planning committee will provide the necessary classroom space and computing supplies for workshops. For examples of previous IASSIST workshops, please see the descriptions of 2011 workshops (http://www.rdl.sfu.ca/IASSIST/index.php/Program/category/tuesday_workshops/) and 2013 workshops (http://www.iassist2013.org/program/workshops/). Typically workshops are half-day with 2-hour and 3-hour options.
Deadline for submission: December 9, 2013