ACRL invites proposals for 2011 National Conference

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ACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 National Conference to be held in Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, 2011.  The full text of the Call for Participation is online.

The ACRL 2011 National Conference theme, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” reflects the idea that in order to be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and interconnect with their campus communities.  ACRL invites individuals to submit their most innovative or radical proposals to help make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference.

Session Formats
Proposals are sought for a variety of formats including contributed papers, cyber zed shed presentations, panel sessions, preconferences, virtual conference webcasts, workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions.  Descriptions of session formats are online.

Conference Tracks
Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks.  Track descriptions are available online.

How to Submit

Proposals must be submitted via the proposal form.

Deadlines

May 10, 2010 – Contributed Paper, Panel Session, Preconference, and Workshop proposals due
November 1, 2010 – Cyber Zed Shed presentation, Poster Session, Roundtable Discussion, and Virtual Conference Webcast proposals due

Complete details about the conference are online at www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference.  Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2011 should be directed Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail mconahan@ala.org.

 

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Call for Participation! – 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference

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Call for Participation!

The 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference has begun accepting proposals

for the upcoming conference in 2010, Cleveland, OH.

Interested in attending a conference for free*?

Check out the Conference Award for more details!

The Off-Campus Library Services Conference is extending a formal invitation to librarians, administrators, and educators to present their research and share their knowledge with their peers. Individuals who provide library resources and services to students and faculty participating in instruction either away from a main campus or in the online environment are invited to submit a proposal. Through formal proceedings and the publication of Conference papers in the Journal of Library Administration, this information is made available to all who have an interest in this field. Deadline for submitting a proposal is September 15, 2009!

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact us at ocls2010@cmich.edu

Guidelines for Presenters

Please use the guidelines below when preparing a proposal for presentation to the 14th Off-Campus Library Service Conference. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact us.


SUBJECT TRACKS

The following subject tracks are appropriate for this conference. It is understood that a presentation may fall into more than one track.

Research
Surveys, assessment, statistics, theories, overviews

Teaching and learning
Methods, strategies, models, one-on-one, classroom

Electronic information and delivery
E-books, databases, online tutorials, streaming video, virtual reference

Collaboration
Librarian, faculty, consortia, or other

Administration and support services
Program development, ILL, document delivery, reference management systems, collection development, budgets, staffing


FORMATS

Presentations
Presentation sessions should be 55 minutes in total length, with 10 minutes included for questions. Presenters are encouraged to use technological aids to augment their presentations. Online access and a laptop will be available in all rooms; please see our audio-visual request form if you need additional support. Presenters are encouraged to supply handouts or other materials as appropriate. Session evaluation forms may be provided at the discretion and expense of the presenters. A written paper that will be included in the official conference proceedings is required of all presentations.  Please refer to the manuscript guidelines for proper formatting and other details.

Workshops
Workshops will be scheduled for two-hour sessions and should offer hands-on learning for the attendees. An abstract for the workshop must be presented for inclusion in the proceedings but no written paper is required.

Panel Discussions
Panel discussions should include several speakers and run a total of 55 minutes, with 10 minutes included for questions. A written paper is not required for the proceedings.

Poster Sessions
Posters sessions provide an informal forum to report innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to the off-campus library community. Posters may include narratives, tables, graphs, and handouts. They may be in print or electronic format or a combination of the two. Presenters must provide their own laptop if needed. Internet access will be available.  Presenters are required to set-up and host their display for one hour and 10 minutes and to provide an abstract for the program. No written paper is required.


SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

To submit a proposal, complete the online proposal form available from the link below. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2009.


EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE

After September 15, 2009, the OCLS Conference Program Advisory Board members will be provided with blind copies of the proposal abstracts. Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential interest to conference attendees, contribution to the body of knowledge associated with the field of off-campus library services, and their clarity of organization and expression. Program balance and room space will also be a factor in proposal selection. All presenters will be notified regarding their status of their proposals by October 15, 2009.

Form to Submit a Proposal

*Award winners receive:

  • Complimentary Conference registration
  • A $600 stipend for travel and lodging expenses
  • Special mention in the Conference program

Call for Participation — 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference

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Call for Participation!

The 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference will begin accepting proposals May 1, 2009

for the upcoming conference in 2010.

The Off-Campus Library Services Conference is extending a formal invitation to librarians, administrators, and educators to present their research and share their knowledge with their peers. Individuals who provide library resources and services to students and faculty participating in instruction either away from a main campus or in the online environment are invited to submit a proposal. Through formal proceedings and the publication of Conference papers in the Journal of Library Administration, this information is made available to all who have an interest in this field.

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact us at ocls2010@cmich.edu

Guidelines for Presenters

Please use the guidelines below when preparing a proposal for presentation to the 14th Off-Campus Library Service Conference. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact us.


SUBJECT TRACKS

The following subject tracks are appropriate for this conference. It is understood that a presentation may fall into more than one track.

Research
Surveys, assessment, statistics, theories, overviews

Teaching and learning
Methods, strategies, models, one-on-one, classroom

Electronic information and delivery
E-books, databases, online tutorials, streaming video, virtual reference

Collaboration
Librarian, faculty, consortia, or other

Administration and support services
Program development, ILL, document delivery, reference management systems, collection development, budgets, staffing


FORMATS

Presentations
Presentation sessions should be 55 minutes in total length, with 10 minutes included for questions. Presenters are encouraged to use technological aids to augment their presentations. Online access and a laptop will be available in all rooms; please see our audio-visual request form if you need additional support. Presenters are encouraged to supply handouts or other materials as appropriate. Session evaluation forms may be provided at the discretion and expense of the presenters. A written paper that will be included in the official conference proceedings is required of all presentations. Please refer to the manuscript guidelines for proper formatting and other details.

Workshops
Workshops will be scheduled for two-hour sessions and should offer hands-on learning for the attendees. An abstract for the workshop must be presented for inclusion in the proceedings but no written paper is required.

Panel Discussions
Panel discussions should include several speakers and run a total of 55 minutes, with 10 minutes included for questions. A written paper is not required for the proceedings.

Poster Sessions
Posters sessions provide an informal forum to report innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to the off-campus library community. Posters may include narratives, tables, graphs, and handouts. They may be in print or electronic format or a combination of the two. Presenters must provide their own laptop if needed. Internet access will be available. Presenters are required to set-up and host their display for one hour and 10 minutes and to provide an abstract for the program. No written paper is required.


SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

To submit a proposal, complete the online proposal form available from the link below. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2009.


EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE

After September 15, 2009, the OCLS Conference Program Advisory Board members will be provided with blind copies of the proposal abstracts. Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential interest to conference attendees, contribution to the body of knowledge associated with the field of off-campus library services, and their clarity of organization and expression. Program balance and room space will also be a factor in proposal selection. All presenters will be notified regarding their status of their proposals by October 15, 2009.

Submit a Proposal

http://ocls.cmich.edu/conf2010/

Call for Virtual Participation

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Announcement: Virtual Participation in IMSCI 2009 is Now Possible
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Deadlines for Virtual Participation in The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2009 (http://www.ICTconfer.org/imsci) (Orlando, Florida, USA. July 10th-13th, 2009)

Extended Abstracts submissions and Invited Virtual Sessions proposals: May 6th, 2009
Authors notifications: June 1st, 2009
Camera ready, full papers: June 22nd, 2009
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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 like 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 sessions’ 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 (http://www.j-sci.com/Journal/SCI/). Libraries of journal authors’ organizations will receive complimentary subscriptions of at least one volume (6 issues).

Best regards,

IMSCI 2009 Organizing Committee

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

These calls for participation have been sent to authors who had already presented a quality paper at a prestigious conference in a topic or an area similar to those included in IMSCI 2009

Final Call for Paper and announcement for Virtual Participation

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Announcement
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Final set of deadlines for

The 2nd International Symposium of Academic Globalization: AG 2009 (http://www.ICTconfer.org/ag), and

The International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2009 (http://www.ICTconfer.org/ispr)

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

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

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Deadlines for Virtual Participation
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Papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: May 6th, 2009
Authors Notification: June 1st, 2009
Camera ready, full papers: June 22nd, 2009
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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 (http://www.j-sci.com/Journal/SCI/). Libraries of journal author’s organizations will receive complimentary subscriptions of at least one volume (6 issues).

Best regards,

AG/ISPR 2009 Secretariat

Announcing the Conversants Conference

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Call for Participation and Collaboration:

Announcing “Conversants 🙂 A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times.

We invite you to join the movement to create and share information through worldwide coordinated conversations. Library communities and organizations are uniquely poised to employ the latest collaborative resources; the conversations that result from these collaborations hold great promise for students and practitioners across the information professions. Sharing knowledge and expertise via these collaborative conversations as part of a united effort is both beneficial and necessary, so we invite you lend your voice and join us in this unique event. Become a Conversant!

This effort is spearheaded by R. David Lankes with support from the Information Institute at Syracuse University, librarians and library students.

Theme: Participatory Librarianship

Save the date: Session Proposals are Due April 16th and Ongoing Virtual Sessions will begin April 30th, 2009. A Hybrid Event will take place at ALA in Chicago.

Call for participation:

Virtual sessions will be coordinated through the conference site, but can take place anywhere on the Internet. Blog posts, Second Life presentations, FriendFeed rooms, videos, etc., are all encouraged.

We need participation in the following two areas:

Proposal submissions

We will be soliciting involvement at many levels of participation. Some ways that you can contribute include:

Papers – Traditional long-form papers will be considered for publication in Conversants, an online open-access journal. These papers will use CommentPress to allow participants to comment upon and discuss the paper on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis.

Events – We are also seeking time- and/or place-based events that can be archived and shared. Examples might include a SecondLife presentation, which can archived as a streaming video and shared with participants, or a podcast of a workshop or discussion that took place at a physical library.

Cases – Do you have an example of something that you did at your library that worked really well? Or that flopped spectacularly? Share your experience with your fellow Conversants! Creativity in format is encouraged.

Posters – Present your research, tackle an idea or controversial topic, or present conflicting viewpoints of a current event. Everyone is welcome to submit poster proposals, but library students are especially encouraged to participate at this level.

Postings – Blog postings, open Facebook posts, etc., that will carry a conference badge (that links to the conference hub with an associated conversation).

Conversations – All Conversants will be encouraged to participate in the conversations that will be happening throughout the event. In addition, special “water cooler” threaded conversations on a topic or issue of your choosing will be encouraged. Proposals should include an overview of the topic, starter questions, and a core of at least 5 people to seed/start conversation.

Conference Facilitators

In addition to the above, in order to ensure that this global conversation goes smoothly, people are needed to assist the core group in the following ways:

Technical support – Assist with the managing the Conversant web site, which will include pointers to the various conversations.

Participant support – Create tutorials, pathfinders, publicity, etc.

Reviewers – Review and qualify papers and posters.

Session moderators – To act as hosts or conversation facilitators.

Please send Proposal submissions and Conference Facilitator offers to:

conversants@gmail.com

For Proposal Submission, please include “Proposal for Conversants” in the subject.
For Conference Facilitators, please include “Facilitation for Conversants” in the subject.

ACRL-LA Pre-LUC Publishing Workshop!

A call for participants! When a dentist needs her yearly teeth cleaning, does she do it herself? When a stylist needs a haircut, does he do it himself? Let’s face it – even the experts need help sometimes. If you’ve ever gathered data and thought it could benefit other librarians, or you’ve developed a useful practice that could enhance instruction and learning, or you’ve chanced on a strange but interesting topic in librarianship – or sort of near librarianship, like a bibliography of resources for the study of Pokémon – but you weren’t sure how to get this wonderful information out, then does ACRL-LA have the workshop for you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 , at the State Library, ACRL-LA will present “Publish & Flourish: Writing for Academic Librarians,” an all-day pre-LUC workshop geared toward writing and publishing for academic librarians. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. John Budd, Professor and Associate Director of the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His 2001 book, Knowledge and Knowing in Library and Information Science: A Philosophical Framework , was awarded the 2002 Highsmith Library Literature Award; his most recent work is Self-examination: the Present and Future of Librarianship (Libraries Unlimited 2008).

The workshop leaders feature several of Louisiana’s very own. Breakout session leaders include Dr. Tony Fonseca (Nicholls); Dr. Melissa Goldsmith (Nicholls); and Ms. Sigrid Kelsey (LSU), as well as Dr. Budd. They will be providing insight into various kinds of publication, from scholarly publishing to writing reviews. And the State Library’s very own Deputy State Librarian, Ms. Diane Brown, will be welcoming us to the State Library’s facilities!

Registration will open on August 18th , but it is limited to 40-50 people, so don’t forget to register! Check out the website: http://www.acrlla.org/conferences/2008con.html for more details!

For more details on LUC (LOUIS Users Conference), check out their website .