Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call for presentations, papers and roundtable discussions International Summit of the Book Conference 2-3 November, Limerick

The 5th International Summit of the Book Conference will be hosted by Limerick Institute of Technology on 2-3 November

The main theme of this prestigious global conference is:

“Words are all we have” [Samuel Becket 1909-1989] The Book: History, Knowledge and Technology. The Voyage."
The Summit invites suggestions for potential  Invited speakers and paper submissions  focusing on the following sub-themes:

Presentations are due on 30th September

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
·         Full paper (maximum 8 pages) to be published in conference proceedings
·         Presentation
·         Roundtable discussion
Papers submission deadline: 30th September 2016
To register


The “International Summit of the Book” is a US Library of Congress initiative. The Summit discusses the development of books into electronic formats and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry and the role of books and reading in societies. The Summit also discusses key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and books as an important tool in cultural exchange.
For further information: please visit the 5th International Summit of the Book website
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page  and follow LIT Library Twitter page @LIRC_Limerick and hashtag #BookSummitIRL for updates on our speakers and further details on the event.

Kind Regards,
Jerald Cavanagh

Jerald Cavanagh
Institute Librarian
Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park
Tel 00353 61 293806
Mob 00353 86 8366726

Monday, July 25, 2016

Call for book chapters: Digital Badges and Micro-credentials: New Ways to Recognise Learning in Libraries

Call for Chapters: Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Developing New Ways to Recognize Learning in Libraries
Call for Chapter Proposals!
Title: Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Developing New Ways to Recognize Learning in Libraries
Proposal Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2016
First Draft Due: Six week after proposal is accepted
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The editor of the forthcoming book, Digital Badges & Micro-credentials: Developing New Ways to Recognize Learning in Libraries, welcomes chapter proposals. 
This book will not only provide readers with the foundational knowledge to understand what digital badges and micro-credentials are, but it will also highlight specific digital badges and micro-credential programs used in a range of libraries in a case study format.  The combination of the foundational knowledge and practical applications will allow libraries to quickly understand how to develop and begin issuing their own digital badges and micro-credentials.
Proposed Chapters:
Each chapter in this forthcoming title will provide librarians and staff with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to implement a digital badge//micro-credential program at their library.  Each chapter will range from 5,000 – 7,500 words.
Part I: Digital Badges in Libraries
Chapter 1: What are Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials? (Assigned)
Chapter 2: Technical Requirements for Offering and Issuing Digital Badges
Chapter 3: Digital Badge Design Principles
Chapter 4: Digital Badges Issues Process and Technology
Chapter 5: Assessment and Learning Analytics
Part II: Library Implementation Case Studies
Chapter 6: Public Library Case Study: Digital Badges and Reading Programs
Chapter 7: Academic Library Case Study: Digital Badges and Library Instructional Programs (Assigned)
Chapter 8: Profession Development Case Study: Digital Badges for Professional Development
Part III: Moving Forward
Chapter 9: The Future of Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges in Libraries
Chapter 10: Resources for Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials (Assigned)
Submission Process
Authors interested in contributing to this work should review the suggested chapter titles above.  Interested authors should send a chapter proposal on or before Sunday, July 31, 2016.  First drafts of chapters will be due six weeks from when proposals are accepted.
Your proposal should include:3
1.    A proposed chapter title
2.    An abstract of 150 – 300 words including how you plan to approach the topic.
3.    Your name, professional title, and contact information.
4.    A brief (150 words) statement about your experience working with digital badges and/or micro-credentials.

Please send any questions or submissions to with the subject line: Digital Badges Book.