Call for Papers: “Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development”

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Call for Papers
The Second Annual Collections Research Forum
Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development
ALA Annual 2011

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management & Development Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Second Annual Collections Research Forum, “Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development,” at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research.  Both completed research and research in progress will be considered.  All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a “blind review? process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum.  Each researcher should plan for a 25-30 minute presentation, with a 10-15 minute open discussion following each presentation. Criteria for selection are:

Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices

Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
Quality and creativity of the methodology Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to November 5, 2010, will not be accepted.
The submission must consist of no more than two pages.  On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address).  The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information.

Instead, it must include only:
The title of your project
A clear statement of the research problem
A description of the research methodology used
Results of the project, if any
The deadline for proposals is November 5, 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be made by December 1, 2010.

Please send submissions to:
Stephen H. Dew
Chair, CMDS Publications Committee
E-mail:  shdew@uncg.edu
TEL:    336-334-4300
FAX:    336-334-5399

Call for Papers

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Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture Area

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 20 – April 23, 2011 in the Marriott Riverwalk and Rivercenter Hotels, San Antonio, Texas. Scholars from numerous disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.
The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. This year we would particularly like to hear reports about Popular Culture in library education. Other possibilities include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries or librarians, analyses of social networking or web resources such as Wikipedia and YouTube, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting popular culture materials.

Papers from graduate students are welcome.

Prospective presenters should send a one-page abstract (electronic preferred) with full contact informationby December 15, 2010, to:

Allen Ellis

Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101
USA
859-572-5527
FAX: 859-572-5390
E-Mail: ellisa@nku.edu

For more information visit the PCA/ACA web site at http://www.pcaaca.org.

This announcement is available in flyer/poster format as a Microsoft® Word attachment, upon request.

Call for Papers: Web 2.0 Applications for Distance Learning: JLISDL

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The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Haworth Press, is planning a special issue on the topic of Web 2.0 applications, particularly as these applications may be utilized to support library services for distance students. JLISDL welcomes the submission of manuscripts for this special issue.

The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Web 2.0 applications addressed in this special issue can include but are not limited to the following library areas:

.    Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration

.    Information literacy

.    Instructional technology/service techniques

.    Information delivery

.    Reference services

.    Document delivery

.    Developing collections

.    Library science programs

If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Guest Editor, Johanna Tunon at tunon@nova.edu by July 15, 2009.  Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.

CFP – Libraries in the History of Print Culture

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Call for papers.

Library History Seminar XII: Libraries in the History of Print Culture

Madison, Wisconsin, September 10-12, 2010

Library records provide a particularly fruitful avenue into the history of print culture.  For millions of Americans from mid-nineteenth century on, institutional libraries have constituted a major path of access to texts, and in recent years, print culture scholars have begun to exploit libraries as a rich–and widely available–source of data.  In addition to providing an important link between individual readers and the texts that they read, libraries can help occupy the middle ground between specific texts and readers and the macro or meta-theories that have come to dominate literary criticism. Indeed, libraries provide print culture scholars with an arena in which to exercise the historical and sociological imagination, linking micro analysis of the study of this text, these readers, here and now with the dimensions of macro analysis—such as class, race and gender, that they recognize need to be included.  Libraries are both a site and a source of regulating processes.  The interactions of multitudes of authors and readers are shaped in part by the meta-texts of the library’s operations:  its classification and cataloging practices, its shelving system and the principles on which it bases reader access to those shelves; its circulation rules, its spatial and temporal arrangements for in-house reading; its provision of printed signs and guides to the collection, its use of web pages and personnel to steer readers along pre-defined and recognizable paths.  Yet just as individual readers engage in ruses which allow them to appropriate individual texts, so those who read in the library read the library itself—becoming in the process, potentially resistant readers of the library.

We especially encourage the submission of proposals that make use of library records as primary sources, that focus on libraries as sites of textual encounter, or that locate libraries in the broader print culture of specific places and at specific times.  Proposals for individual papers or complete sessions (up to three papers) should include a 250-word abstract and a one-page c.v. for each presenter. Submissions should be made via email to printculture@slis.wisc.edu. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010. Notifications of acceptance will be made by early March.

Keynote speakers will be Professor Janice A. Radway of Northwestern University (author of Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature, and A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire) and Professor Wayne A. Wiegand of Florida State University (author of many books on library and print culture history, including Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland [with Shirley A. Wiegand] and Irrepressible Reformer : A Biography of Melvil Dewey.

Two publication opportunities will be available. As with previous conferences, we plan to produce a volume of papers for publication in the Center’s series, “Print Culture History in Modern America,” published by the University of Wisconsin Press. A list of books the Center has produced, available on the Center’s website (http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~printcul/), offers a guide to prospective authors. We also plan to publish a special issue of Libraries and the Cultural Record (whether papers appear in the book or the journal will be decided by the editors, in consultation with the UW Press and L&CR editors).

More information will shortly be available on the web at http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~printcul/

The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, the School of Library and Information Studies, the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association, and the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

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We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in library and information science areas and information and ideas for practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential chapters and contributors.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter, for consideration.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Planning a Corporate Library, including chapters on topics such as design, architecture, and facility planning, budget and staffing, long range planning, technology planning, hiring, recruiting, and training for a new library.

Collaborations, including chapters on interlibrary lending and borrowing, joint libraries, consortia and other types of collaborations and organizations.

Technology, including chapters on best practices, discussions of the use of technology, and the scope of a corporate librarian’s job such as what technological support they offer, web sites and internet databases in relations to corporate librarianship, electronic services.

Staffing, including human resources, continuing education, professional networking, core competencies, management, routines

Communications, including articles regarding communications; for example, with satellite offices, with overseas branches, interdepartmental, computer mediated communication, and more.

Knowledge Management/ Organization, including topics covering how Corporate Libraries manage data and knowledge and organize it, and share it.

Special Issues This section will include articles about any special issues pertaining to Corporate Librarianship, such as current challenges, copyright and other legal topics, especially those that are unique to corporate librarianship.

Please send chapters or chapter proposals by July 28, 2009, through email to:

Sigrid Kelsey and Jorie Porter, editors
sigridkelsey@gmail.com

Please feel free to forward this announcement where appropriate

CFP: Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2009

While the official final deadline was April 30, 2009, I hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for a paper to be presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) Conference, to be held in Detroit over Halloween Weekend.

Papers can be written from the perspective of any discipline, and, as a librarian and Area Chair for Magazines and Newspapers, I encourage my fellow librarians to contribute to this area of scholarship. For example, I have presented papers on such diverse topics as “Gilmore Girls” slash fiction on the Internet, the pressures of perfection in parenting magazines, and the cult of celebrity as represented by popular magazines.

Please submit a proposal to any of the area chairs listed here: <http://www.mpcaaca.org/conference/areachairs.html>. We would appreciate it if your submission is received by or before May 15, 2009.

You do not need to live in the Midwest to participate or be a member of  MPCA/ACA — presenters come from all over the country, and from as far away as Australia.

On a personal note, I have found the scholars at the MPCA/ACA to be a knowledgeable and supportive group. They have provided great insight into and suggestions for further areas of research.

For more information, go to: <http://www.mpcaaca.org/>

We look forward to hearing from you!

~ Ayanna Gaines, Ventura College Librarian
Area Chair, Magazines and Newspapers, MPCA/ACA
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/popculturelibrarian>

JCDL workshop – Digital library evaluation – Extended deadline May 20

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CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 20

Lightweight User-Friendly Evaluation Knowledge for Digital Librarians

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Austin, Texas, USA, June 15-19, 2009

ORGANIZERS
Michael Khoo, the iSchool at Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
George Buchanan, Center for HCI Design, City University, London, U.K.
Sally Jo Cunningham, Computer Science Dept., University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

For further information, and to submit abstracts, please contact: michael.khoo@ischool.drexel.edu

The submission deadline for abstracts is Friday May 20th. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by May 27th. Deadline for final position papers is June 8th.

WORKSHOP GOALS
Real-life DL systems require evaluation for funding and to give feedback to the digital librarians. However, academic evaluation techniques may be high effort and seek higher levels of confidence and deeper claims than are needed or appropriate. Lightweight evaluation methods can therefore play an important role in digital library research. This workshop will bring together communities that are seeking effective evaluation techniques that can be applied with minimal expertise, specialist apparatus or financial costs.

The workshop will appeal to digital librarians wanting to learn about evaluation, evaluators interested in digital librarians? practices, funders, and others. Identifying user-centered evaluation knowledge will boost digital librarians? confidence in carrying out evaluation, and support them to engage in relevant and useful evaluation, while at the same time satisfying agencies? wider strategic demands for substantive program-based evaluation data. The workshop also welcomes contributions from those who have developed lightweight evaluation methods for others, and researchers and systems developers who also need easy to use evaluation techniques

FORMAT AND SUBMISSIONS
Persons interested in presenting are invited to submit a short (250 word) abstract describing their research by May 10th, for acceptance/rejection by May 20th. The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a longer (600-1000+ word) position paper by June 8th. The description of relevant case studies is encouraged. The workshop will consist of a series of themed panels and presentations of accepted position papers. Presentations will be discussed in a seminar format by presenters and participants. All attendees will be encouraged to make significant contributions, and to draw links between the presentations and their own experiences.

Accepted position papers will be collated, printed, and distributed at the workshop. Copies of accepted position papers and a summary of the workshop will be made available as part of the JCDL Workshop report made to D-Lib Magazine. After the workshop, opportunities for submitting expanded versions of selected papers for a special journal issue on qualitative digital library research will be explored.

WEBSITE
http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/faculty/mkhoo/09jcdl_workshop.html

DATES
The workshop is scheduled for June 19. An optional group dinner is planned for the evening of June 18.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEES
Advance:
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members – $200
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members – $250
Student – $100

Late/On-Site:
ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members – $250
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members – $275
Student – $150

For further details please see the JCDL Registration page:
http://www.jcdl2009.org/registration

IMPORTANT WORKSHOP DATES
May 20:           Submission deadline for abstracts
May 27:           Notification of acceptance
June 8:              Submission deadline for position papers
June 18:            Evening: Group dinner
June 19:            Workshop

IMPORTANT JCDL INFORMATION
Web site:          http://www.jcdl2009.org/
April 1: JCDL advance registration opens online
May 15:           JCDL advance registration closes
June 15:            Conference: Tutorials
June 16-18:      Conference: Panels
June 19:            Conference: Workshops