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
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ACRL New Members Discussion Group Call for Presenters

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The ACRL New Members Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year–at both ALA conferences–to chat about whatever is on our minds. It’s an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL. Presenters at this meeting have the opportunity to contribute to the professional development of other academic librarians, gain conference presentation experience, and build their CV.

Our meeting topic for the conference is “The Publication Process: Getting Published in LIS Journals.” We are interested in presentations that share personal experiences with the publication process, that will help new and aspiring academic librarians gain a better understanding of the various steps that are involved in this process. We seek proposals for presentations that address this topic from a variety of angles, including (but not limited to):

  • Planning a systematic research program

  • The publication process: Generating topics, writing up and submitting the manuscript, working with an editor, responding to reviewers, etc.

  • Targeting various journals for publication

  • What to do if your manuscript is not accepted

The ACRL New Members Discussion Group meeting will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenters should plan to speak for 10 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions/discussion. There will be three presentations. Following the presentations, we will open the floor for discussion on the topic, or we can answer your questions about getting involved in national activities and/or academic librarianship in general.

Proposals are due by June 8, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by June 15, 2009. Please include the following information in your proposal:

  1. A cover sheet with your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address.

  2. A second sheet that contains no identifying information and includes the title and a 200-300 word description of your presentation. The description should clearly identify the topic of your presentation, your personal experience with this topic, and how your presentation will contribute to new and aspiring librarians’ understanding of the publication process.

  3. Keep in mind that there will be no use of technology for these presentations. Feel free to bring handouts if you’d like to provide a list of further reading, etc.

Please submit proposal by email to Merinda Hensley (ACRL Convener) at mhensle1@illinois.edu.

Call for Presentations – 15th Reference Research Forum, 2009

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 15th Reference Research Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website: http://tinyurl.com/rssresearchstats

The Committee employs a “blind” review process to select two projects for 25 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in Chicago.

Criteria for selection:

• Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;

• Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;

• Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;

• Research projects may be in-progress or completed;

• Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted

Proposals are due by Monday, January 5, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 20, 2009. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:

1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and email address(es).

2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:
a. Title of the project;

b. Explicit statement of the research problem;

c. Description of the research design and methodologies used;

d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research.

Please send submissions by email to:

Liane Luckman

Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee

312.745.3858 (phone)

liane.luckman@gmail.com

Call for Presentations – 15th Reference Research Forum, 2009

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 15th Reference Research Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website: http://tinyurl.com/rssresearch

The Committee employs a “blind” review process to select two projects for 25 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in Chicago.

Criteria for selection:

* Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;

* Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;

* Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;

* Research projects may be in-progress or completed;

* Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted

Proposals are due by Monday, January 5, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 20, 2009. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:

1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and email address(es).

2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:
a. Title of the project;
b. Explicit statement of the research problem;
c. Description of the research design and methodologies used;
d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research.

Please send submissions by email to:

Liane Luckman
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee
312.745.3858 (phone)
liane.luckman@gmail.com

CLS Call for Speakers for 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program

CLS Call for Speakers for 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program

The College Libraries Section of ACRL in conjunction with the Public Library Association and Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) invite you to submit a presentation proposal for a program tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10:30 until noon at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  The title of the program is Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries.

We would like the program to provide real-world examples of academic and public libraries cooperating with one another.  Experiences and reflections may be presented by individual librarians or co-presenters who represent academic and/or public libraries.  Examples of cooperative endeavors include but are not limited to shared systems, buildings, or programming; cooperative digitization projects; services for distance learners; and consortial relationships.  The collaborations may be short-term endeavors or permanent partnerships.

Four presentations of 15 minutes each will be selected through a blind review process.  This will permit time for dialog between the presenters and questions from the audience within the 90 minutes allocated for our meeting.  This presentation may be recorded as a web cast, and made available on the ALA website.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a proposal of 500 words or less to Ruth Connell at ruth.connell@valpo.edu by October 1, 2008.  Please send questions to the same e-mail address.  Notification of acceptance will be made by November 1, 2008.

Call for Presentation Proposals: Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries

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The College Libraries Section of ACRL invites you to submit a presentation proposal for a program tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10:30 until noon at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  The title of the program is Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries.

This session is co-sponsored in name only by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS).

We would like the program to provide real-world examples of academic and public libraries cooperating with one another.  Experiences and reflections may be presented by individual librarians or co-presenters who represent academic and/or public libraries.  Examples of cooperative endeavors include but are not limited to shared systems, buildings, or programming; cooperative digitization projects; services for distance learners; and consortial relationships.  The collaborations may be short-term endeavors or permanent partnerships.

Four presentations of 15 minutes each will be selected through a blind review process.  This will permit time for dialog between the presenters and questions from the audience within the 90 minutes allocated for our meeting.  This presentation may be recorded as a web cast, and made available on the ALA website.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a proposal of 500 words or less to Ruth Connell at ruth.connell@valpo.edu by October 1, 2008.  Please send questions to the same e-mail address.  Notification of acceptance will be made by November 1, 2008.

Call for Presentations – 15th Reference Research Forum, 2009

The Research and Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of RUSA invites the submission of research projects for presentation at the 15th Reference Research Forum at the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable research projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including reference practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website: http://tinyurl.com/rssresearch

The Committee employs a “blind” review process to select two projects for 25 minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Winning submissions must be presented in person at the Forum in Chicago.

Criteria for selection:

• Quality and creativity of the research design and methodologies;

• Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service;

• Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies;

• Research projects may be in-progress or completed;

• Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted

Proposals are due by Monday, January 5, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 20, 2009. The submission must not exceed two pages. Please include:

1. A cover sheet including your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), fax number(s) and email address(es).

2. The second page should NOT show your name, any personal information, or the name of your institution. Instead, it must include:

a. Title of the project;

b. Explicit statement of the research problem;

c. Description of the research design and methodologies used;

d. Brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research.

Please send submissions by email to:

Liane Luckman
Chair, RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee
312.745.3858 (phone)
liane.luckman@gmail.com