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Mission:

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA offers an
academic forum for scholarly discussions of education, curriculum and
pedagogy, leadership theory, and policy studies in order to elucidate
effective practices for classrooms, schools, and communities.

The mission of the OCPEA journal is to not only publish high quality
manuscripts on various political, societal, and policy-based issues in the
field of education, but also to provide our authors with opportunities for
growth through our extensive peer review process.  We encourage graduate
students, practitioners, and early career scholars to submit manuscripts as
well as senior faculty and administrators.  We accept quantitative,
qualitative, mixed methods, and action research based approaches as well as
non-traditional and creative approaches to educational research and policy
analysis, including the application of educational practices.  

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA is a refereed
online journal published twice yearly since the inaugural edition in 2014
for the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration (OCPEA).
The journal will be listed in the Current Index to Journals in Education
(CIJE), and will be catalogued in the Education Resources Information Center
(ERIC) database.


Submitting to the OCPEA Journal:

OCPEA Call for Papers and Publication Information, 2014

 

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA accepts
original manuscripts detailing issues facing teachers, administrators,
schools, including empirically based pieces, policy analysis, and
theoretical contributions.

Submissions must include a one hundred word abstract and five key words.
Send one electronic copy of the manuscript to the editor using MS Word as
well as a signed letter by the author(s) authorizing permission to publish
the manuscript.  Additionally, a separate cover page must be included
containing the article title, author name(s), professional title(s), highest
degree(s) obtained, institutional affiliation(s), email address(es),
telephone and FAX numbers.  Only the article title should appear on the
subsequent pages to facilitate a triple-blind reviewing of the manuscript.
Submissions should be approximately 15-20 pages including references.
Submissions must align to the standards of the APA Manual (6th ed.).
Submissions must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font with one
inch margins on all sides, each page numbered.  Deadline for submissions is
March 31st, 2014.

 

To submit materials for consideration send one electronic copy of the
manuscript and additional requested information to:

OCPEA Journal Editors at

 <mailto:ocpeajournal@gmail.com> ocpeajournal@gmail.com

 

This Call for Papers for the 2014 Journal is posted on the OCPEA website,
http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ocpea/

 

The deadline for submissions is March 31st, in anticipation for a summer
2014 publication date of the OCPEA Journal Volume 1, 2014.

 

2014 Themed Issue:

BUYING AN EDUCATION? EDTPA AND THE CORPORATIZATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

 

There are varying assessments on the ethics as well as the effectiveness and
appropriateness of teacher performance assessment.  Scholars, practitioners,
students, politicians, and those with business interests have differing and
conflicting opinions on how this change in the field will impact the field
itself, and the teachers and students living and working within this system.
According to Linda Darling-Hammond, "Like assessments in other professions,
such as the bar exam or the medical boards, the edTPA is a peer-developed
process that evaluates how well candidates have mastered a body of knowledge
and skills, and a tool that teacher educators and institutions of higher
learning can use to develop their programs. It does not restrict or replace
the judgment of professionals in designing their courses and supervising
their candidates, as they always have" (para 15).  We welcome manuscripts
that detail and dissect the practical and ethical implications of
implementing edTPA for students, teacher educators, and school districts.


References

Darling-Hammond, L.  (2012, August 12).  Real teacher ed reform.  Inside
Higher Ed.   Retrieved December 14, 2013 from
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/
2012/08/13/essay-argues-real-teacher-education-reform-going-led-profession#i
xzz2nT6ocgWJ

 

Submissions must include a one hundred word abstract and five key words.
Send one electronic copy of the manuscript to the editor using MS Word as
well as a signed letter by the author(s) authorizing permission to publish
the manuscript.  Additionally, a separate cover page must be included
containing the article title, author name(s), professional title(s), highest
degree(s) obtained, institutional affiliation(s), email address(es),
telephone and FAX numbers.  Only the article title should appear on the
subsequent pages to facilitate a triple-blind reviewing of the manuscript.
Submissions should be approximately 15-20 pages including references.
Submissions must align to the standards of the APA Manual (6th ed.).
Submissions must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font with one
inch margins on all sides, each page numbered.  Deadline for submissions is
June 30th, 2014.

 

To submit materials for consideration send one electronic copy of the
manuscript and additional requested information to:

OCPEA Journal Editors at

 <mailto:ocpeajournal@gmail.com> ocpeajournal@gmail.com

 

General Submission Guidelines

Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA accepts
original manuscripts detailing issues facing teachers, administrators,
schools, including empirically based pieces, policy analysis, and
theoretical contributions.

General Areas of Focus

Advocacy

Policy Analysis

Preparing Educational Leaders

Diversity and Social Justice

Technology

Research

For more information, contact OCPEA Journal Senior Co-Editors, Jennifer
Martin at  <mailto:martinjl@mountunion.edu> martinjl@mountunion.edu or
Kathleen G. Winterman at  <mailto:wintermank1@xavier.edu>
wintermank1@xavier.edu

ASCLA seeks webinar proposals

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ASCLA encourages subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented March 15 through May 15, 2014 and July 15 through August 30, 2014.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance that are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff.

Proposals must be submitted by March 14, 2014 for presentation March 15 through May 15, 2014 and July 15-August 30, 2014. The webinar proposal form can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014ASCWEBPROP.

Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division. Webinars are generally 1-1 ½ hours long.

Proposal topics for webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Adult programming in a correctional library
  • Basics of a good prison/jail library
  • Best practices in correctional librarianship and providing services to the incarcerated
  • Consulting: marketing your services
  • Demonstration and review of current accessibility products
  • Ebooks
  • Emerging technologies in accessibility products and services, including screen readers, mobile devices, IPADS, etc.
  • Evaluating and improving cooperative services
  • Future trends in library service
  • Grants: best practices for finding funding and writing proposals
  • Group purchasing best practices
  • Hiring library consultants: best practices
  • How to be a futurist
  • Marketing library services to people with disabilities
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • New apps that assist library users with special needs
  • Providing library services to people with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Review of best practices, standards and guidelines to improve library services
  • Technology trends for people with disabilities

Check out the online learning opportunities that ASCLA is currently offering. You can also find more information about the submission process on the ASCLA website under the Online Learning section

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA's online learning programs may be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and online learning liaison at ahill@ala.org.

The 2014 PaLA Conference Program Committee is now accepting conference session proposals for the 2014 conference, PA Libraries: Marketplace of Ideas.  The conference will take place September 28 through October 1, 2014 at the Lancaster County Convention Center/Lancaster Marriott.  If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session.

 

While all program submissions will be considered, the Program Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals on topics suggested by previous PaLA conference attendees:

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/pala.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Conference_2014/ProgramSuggestion2013Eval.pdf

Please note that the individual suggestions can be viewed beginning on page 3 of this document.

All proposals should be submitted via the online program proposal link.  For a working copy of the form, or to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF of the form is available for download.  The link to both the online form and PDF are available on the Annual Conference Page of the PaLA website.

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, April 6, 2014.  The program committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in early May.  Poster session proposals will be solicited in mid-April through mid-May.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania's libraries!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Kimberly Snyder

Education & Finance Manager

Pennsylvania Library Association

220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10

Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

717-766-7663

www.palibraries.org

SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar

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Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar
 
The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

The 2013 theme is:

Connecting the Dots of Creative Innovations.....

As an information professional, you are an integral member of your organization, and we want to know how your creative innovations are making an impact. We are looking for presentations that exemplify how you utilize your expertise and skills to ensure organizational success, and in particular how you leverage specific tools, competencies, methods, and characteristics to deliver results that go above and beyond. Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics as specifically focused on information and organizational readiness:
 
· New technology strategies
· Collaborative information sharing
· Research methods
· Data curation
· Competitive intelligence
· Mobile technology
· Distance reference
· Strategic planning
· Procuring funding
· Diversity awareness
· Volunteer recruitment
· Disaster preparedness
 
Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required. Many of you have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above, or know someone who does, and we encourage you to send us a proposal soon. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!
 
Proposals should include:

· Speaker Information: name, position title, affiliation, and all contact information for all speakers
· Presentation description: a title and brief summary of proposed presentation (500 words or less)
· Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, interactive exercise, etc.
 
Please submit your proposal to SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by Monday, August 5, 2013. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by August 19, 2013 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.
 
Be sure to mark Friday, October 4th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.
 
Cordially,
Amy Jankowski and Helene Idels
2013 Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter
SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

2013 Mid-Atlantic Chapter MLA Annual Meeting

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The MAC Contributed Papers and Posters committees invite you to submit your proposals for the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Chapter MLA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from October 13 through 15, 2013 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Papers and posters may range from innovative program descriptions to reports on collaborative outreach activities to behind the scenes technical innovation. This is your chance to share with your colleagues the results of interesting work or research you are doing.

For both paper and poster abstracts, please submit a blinded abstract (one that does not contain any identifying information) as well as your regular abstract.

For contributed paper proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and blinded abstract should be sent to Ellen Detlefsen, Chair of the Contributed Papers committee, at mac2013papers@gmail.com

For poster proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and the blinded abstracts should be sent to Melissa Ratajeski, Chair of the Posters committee, at mac2013posters@gmail.com

The submission deadline is May 31, 2013

The primary author of each paper or poster will be notified of the committee's decision in early July. Additional information (i.e. time, location, set-up instructions, etc.) will be sent with the acceptance notification. Those presenting papers or posters must register for the meeting.

The MAC Research and Assessment Committee will recognize 3 papers and 3 posters at the Annual Meeting as work that demonstrates high-quality research. All submitters are required to either select a type of research or to designate that their presentation is not to be considered as research. Only those who select a type of research will be considered for the Research Awards judging process. For help in selecting the type of research, please see the "Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics," published in the January 2004 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.  Research papers and posters are scored using similar criteria to those used by the MLA Research Committee at MLA Annual Meetings. Points are awarded for study design, validity, reliability, presentation, and implications of the research.

New this year!  The 2013 MAC annual meeting will also feature a People's Choice award for the poster session.  After viewing the posters, attendees will be able to vote for their favorite.  The author(s) of the poster garnering the greatest number of attendee votes will be honored with a certificate and a bookstore gift card.

*Use of a structured abstract is encouraged. For more information on writing a structured abstract, please see MLA's Research Section's "The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers



Call for Proposals: ASCLA programs, preconferences and institutes for 2014

ASCLA is now accepting proposals for:

  • Institutes for the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia
  • Preconferences for the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas
  • Programs for the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Institutes and preconferences are ticketed events held on the Friday of the conference. Programs are held throughout the Annual Conference and are included as a part of conference registration.

You can access the online program proposal form here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ascla2014progpreconproposal

You can also download a PDF of the form in preparation for submitting the online form. Only online submissions will be accepted!

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15!

We have a limited number of slots available for each type of event, so put your best foot forward when submitting a proposal.

Who can propose a program, institute or preconference? Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of our interest groups! If you're not an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of our interest groups, contact information for interest group leaders and instructions on how to join.

What sorts of topics are of interest? The best topics represent ASCLA's core member areas-state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives-but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented! You can browse our interest group list here for inspiration.

If my event is accepted and approved by ASCLA, what will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for recruiting and serving as a liaison to the event speakers, as well as being on-site the day of the event to help coordinate event details. You will work with the ASCLA office to set up the event details with ALA Conference Services. The ASCLA office will promote your event, and will give you the tools to help spread the word.

I'm not an ASCLA member, but I'd like to get involved with program planning. The best way to do this is to join ASCLA, and then join one of our many interest groups.

Anything else I should know? If you're going to go through the trouble of planning an in-person event, we want to maximize the reach of that information! Consider offering a webinar or other online learning opportunity in conjunction with the in-person event that will enhance the learning experience! So for example, you might offer a webinar in early May as a teaser for the content that will be covered at your conference program in June. In late July, you might host a follow-up discussion using a tool like ALA Connect, Google Hangout or Blackboard Collaborate that brings program attendees together to continue the conversation about what you've discussed at the previous two events.

Questions about the program planning process? Please contact Liz Markel, ASCLA marketing & programs manager at lmarkel@ala.org.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice

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I hope you will consider submitting an article for Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice. We're planning on publishing our first issue this spring. Our priority submission date for this issue is January 15, but please feel free to submit an article for consideration at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to sharing your work with our readership.

John Barnett
Co-editor, Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice


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Pa Library Association Launches Scholarly, Open Access Journal; Submissions Now Being Accepted

Mechanicsburg, PA - The College and Research Division (CRD) of the Pa Library Association (PaLA) launched a scholarly, open access journal. The journal, which was introduced at the PaLA annual conference in Gettysburg on October 1, will share information about the research and practices taking place in Pennsylvania's academic libraries.

The journal, Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP), will be peer reviewed by members of the Pennsylvania library community and will be freely available online for anyone to read.

The first issue will be published in March 2013 and will be available at the journal's website: www.palrap.org. The journal is now accepting submissions for research, practice, and commentary articles and for news items for the March 2013 issue. Guidelines can be found on the journal website, and the priority submission date for consideration for publication in the upcoming issue is January 15.

The journal will initially be published two times per year (March and October) and will provide an opportunity for librarians in Pennsylvania to share their knowledge and experience with practicing librarians across the Commonwealth and beyond. Readers will be exposed to the unique and valuable work of librarians in Pennsylvania that may not be published elsewhere in the library literature. PaLRaP will include research, practice, commentary, and news articles from all areas of librarianship, with a special focus on activities in Pennsylvania's academic libraries. Open access to the journal will ensure that submissions are distributed widely and freely to all interested readers. When available, audio and video content will supplement text based documents.

The scholarly community in the U.S. and beyond is making a move toward open access content so that research is made freely available to everyone. PaLA joins a group of library associations across the country that offer their own scholarly, open access journals; this group includes the Association of College & Research Libraries and the Medical Library Association.

This journal is run by a volunteer staff of CRD members, each with two year terms in various journal management positions. The journal is published by the University Library System (ULS), University of Pittsburgh, through its E-Journal Publishing Program.

For more information, visit www.palrap.org or contact palrap@mail.pitt.edu.
 
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Founded in 1901, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the state's oldest and most diverse professional library organization serving libraries, library employees, library trustees, and Friends of the Library groups. PaLA represents more than 1,900 personal, institutional, and commercial members affiliated with public, academic, special, and school libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The association represents the profession in Harrisburg and provides opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and continuing education for librarians. For more information, visit www.palibraries.org.

CRD is the College and Research Division of the Pa Library Association. The division provides a focus for the academic libraries in the state. For more information, visit http://crdpala.org/about/.


The Library 2025

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Call for Chapter Proposals

  

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

 

--Book Abstract--

 

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

 

--Submissions--

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 * An idea and/or strategy to effect change;

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

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

 

--Propose a Chapter--

 

The proposal deadline is November 1, 2011. To propose a chapter, submit a one-page chapter abstract with a brief CV or resume and writing sample (in Word format) to <mailto:library2025book@gmail.com>. Authors will be notified of acceptance on or before December 16, 2011, and will be expected to submit completed chapters by May 1, 2012.

 

--Editors--

 

Inquiries can be made to either of the editors:

 

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

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

 

 

 

The Oklahoma chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (OK-ACRL) and the Oklahoma chapter of the Special Libraries Association (OKSLA) are now accepting conference proposals for their Fall 2011 Create.OK.Lead: Ignore Barriers to Your Creativity, Start Leading Your Library conference at Oklahoma State University's Advanced Technology Research Center on Friday, November 4, 2011.

 

Are you an innovative educator?

Are you known for your creative class assignments or structures?

Do you do a lot of work on team leadership or collaboration?

Are you an advocacy champion?

 

This year OK-ACRL and OKSLA are combining forces to bring you a conference on the theme of creativity and leadership. Submit a 200 word abstract along with contact information of presenters by September 9, 2011 to create.ok.lead@gmail.com Word document attachments or plain text emails are acceptable; please put "Create.OK.Lead presentation proposal" in subject line.

 

Final selection of presenters will be made by October 14, 2011. Presentation topics may include: Creativity in the classroom, team leadership and/or collaboration and advocacy strategies.

 

Questions? Just email us at create.ok.lead@gmail.com

 

Topic: Future Ready: Innovative services for the user of the future
The Academic; Education; Museums, Arts, & Humanities; and Social Science Divisions of SLA invite proposals for a poster session to be held during the divisions' Poster Session and Open House at SLA 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
Proposals should focus on innovative services and products which look at the future of libraries, museums and information work. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, case studies of a new service to concepts of the user of the future.
The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues. We welcome proposals from any SLA member, new or experienced, and especially from students. In the event we receive more qualified submissions than we can accommodate, members of the four sponsoring divisions and student members will be given priority.
Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2011 via e-mail to april.colosimo@mcgill.ca. Please include a title and description of no more than 250 words, and your name, institution, e-mail address, and address. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee for relevance to the theme and quality. We will notify applicants of our decision by May 1, 2011.


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