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


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
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
FAX: 859-572-5390

For more information visit the PCA/ACA web site at

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


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 by July 15, 2009.  Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at 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 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 (, 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

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.

Call for papers

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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

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: <>. 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: <>

We look forward to hearing from you!

~ Ayanna Gaines, Ventura College Librarian
Area Chair, Magazines and Newspapers, MPCA/ACA

JCDL workshop – Digital library evaluation – Extended deadline May 20



Lightweight User-Friendly Evaluation Knowledge for Digital Librarians

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

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:

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.

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

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.


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

ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members – $200
Non-ACM/SIG, IEEE, ASIS&T Members – $250
Student – $100

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:

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

Web site:
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

VALA2010 Call for Papers Extended by Request


VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future
Biennial Conference:

VALA2010: Connections, Content, Conversations
9-11 February 2010
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

***Call for Papers Extended***

—–Please remember to pass this notice on to your colleagues—-

Dear Colleague,

In response to a number of requests, the deadline for submission of
abstracts for VALA2010 has been extended to close of business on
Wednesday, 13 May 2009.

Check out the details of the Call for Papers and submit your abstract
online by 13 May 2009.  As you will see, VALA is looking for papers on a
wide range of subjects, so this could be your opportunity to present
your latest research or experience to the delegates at VALA2010.  Or if
you know of other people who are doing work that may be of interest,
direct them to the Call for Papers too.  And there’s a bonus: there is
one discounted registration available per paper accepted for
presentation at the Conference.

Remember that VALA papers for publication are due to be submitted before
the end of September in order to begin the peer-review process, during
which you have the opportunity to update the paper as events and
technologies unfold.   And at the conference you are asked to talk to
your paper, which means you can be up to the minute with the latest in
your field.

So  go to and **submit online

With the theme of  Connections, Content, Conversations, VALA2010 will
take place at the **new** Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (on
the other side of the river) from Tuesday 9 February to Thursday 11
February 2010.  Note that we have again left Monday and Friday for
associated events, meetings or workshops – contact the VALA Conference
Office at if you are interested in holding a workshop or
associated event.

The Main Announcement and Registration Brochure will be available in
August 2009 – contact the VALA Conference Office at if
you would like to be added to the list to receive a copy.  Remember, you
and your organisation will be able to get best value for money by being
full members of VALA and paying for your registrations by 30 November
2009, so make your budget plans for the rest of this year accordingly!

And if you know a vendor you would like to see at the trade exhibition,
the sponsorship and exhibition proposal is also now available – follow
the links from the VALA2010 Home page or contact our Conference Office
at for a copy.

Final Call for Paper and announcement for Virtual Participation

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Final set of deadlines for

The 2nd International Symposium of Academic Globalization: AG 2009 (, and

The International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2009 (

(Orlando, Florida, USA. July 10th-13th, 2009)

Deadlines for Regular Face-to-Face Participation
Papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: April 15th, 2009
Authors Notification: May 6th, 2009
Camera ready, full papers: May 27th, 2009

Deadlines for Virtual Participation
Papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: May 6th, 2009
Authors Notification: June 1st, 2009
Camera ready, full papers: June 22nd, 2009

Submissions made for Virtual Participation will go trough the same reviewing processes of the regular papers (double-blind, non-blind, and participative peer reviewing) and, if accepted (according to the same acceptance policy), they will be included in the proceedings and will be eligible for journal publication if they are, according to their reviewers, among the best 10%-20% of those physically and virtually presented at the conference.

Each regular session, included in the conference program, will be associated to a corresponding virtual session where all final versions of the articles to be presented will be displayed and authors can comment them via electronic forums. Registered authors of virtual participations will have access to all conference program sessions via their respective associated virtual sessions. Their article will be displayed as the regular ones. Virtual authors also have the option of sending, besides the final version of their article in a PDF document, an electronic presentation (PowerPoint, flash, etc. and/or a 15-20 minutes video)

After paying the respective shipping and handling costs, registered authors of virtual participation, who paid their registration fee, can get delivered the same conference material that the regular attendees receive at the registration desk.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference will have access to the reviews made to their submission so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors may not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at each session. From these session’s best papers, the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be selected for their publication in Volume 7 of JSCI Journal ( Libraries of journal author’s organizations will receive complimentary subscriptions of at least one volume (6 issues).

Best regards,

AG/ISPR 2009 Secretariat

The 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management / ICKM 2009


The 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management ( will be held in Hong Kong, China on December 3-4, 2009.

The Conference provides top researchers and practitioners from all over the world in Knowledge Management a forum for discussion and exchange. Since the first ICKM was held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. (2005); Greenwich, London, U.K. (2006); Vienna, Austria (2007); and Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. (2008). In 2009, ICKM will be held in Hong Kong.

ICKM 2009 will feature invited keynote presentations, panels on topical issues (e.g. management, technology, business, and public policy), refereed paper presentations on emerging and continuing business and research issues, and workshops on new areas of knowledge management. The theme of ICKM 2009 is “Managing Knowledge for Global and Collaborative Innovations.” Finding effective ways of collaboration is one of the most challenging tasks for individuals and organisations faced with complex, global, and interconnected issues. Collaboration is more than just being connected through the internet and various forms of professional, business and social networks. Collaboration through information and communication technologies also requires us to “prepare the mind” for partnerships. Many of our traditional business models, public organisational structures, and educational systems are not yet ready for new forms of decision-making, problem-solving and collaboration that goes beyond organisational boundaries. Concepts like “open innovation”, “value networks”, “wisdom of crowds” are some of the ideas that influence our thinking on collaboration and information sharing.

This conference aims to facilitate dialogue among experts in the academe and the industry. The exchange of insights on related issues will boost up research momentum and contribute to the advancement of knowledge management as a discipline. The conference will be organized into several tracks along but not limited to these topics:

* Knowledge Management and Collaboration
* New Models of Virtual Real-Time Collaboration, 3-D Collaborative Environments
* Collaborative Technologies and Cultures, Collaboration 2.0
* Knowledge Networks and Ecologies
* Strengthening School Collaboration through KM
* KM in Universities: Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarly Collaboration
* Knowledge Management in Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaborative Environments
* more topics can be found on the conference home page

ICKM 2009 encourages submission of high-quality research reports (and workshop and practice presentation proposals) in knowledge management and its related areas. Submitted papers should not have been submitted for review, accepted for publication, nor published elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and clarity. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected manuscripts will be invited for submission to special issues in some of the distinguished knowledge management related journals. There will be awards for the Best Conference Paper, the Best Theme Paper, the Best Student Paper, and the Best Practice Presentation.

You are invited to submit a full paper (or workshop / practice presentation proposals) by June 30, 2009