Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Digital Humanities call for article proposals


College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for articles to be published in the fall of 2017. The issue will be co-edited by Kevin Gunn  of the Catholic University of America and Jason Paul of St. Olaf College.

Please submit proposals to Kevin Gunn  by August 17, 2016; please do not use Scholar One for submitting proposals. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by February 1, 2017 with the issue being published in the fall of 2017. Feel free to contact the editors with any questions that you may have.
The issue will deal with the digital humanities in a very broad sense, with a major focus on their implications for the roles of academic librarians and libraries as well as on librarianship in general. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to, the following themes, issues, challenges, and criticism:

Developing the project development mindset in librarians
Creating new positions and/or cross-training issues for librarians
 Librarian as: point-of-service agent, an ongoing consultant, or as an embedded project librarian
 Developing managerial and technological competencies in librarians
 Administration support (or not) for DH endeavors in libraries
 Teaching DH with faculty to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty
Helping students working with data 
 Managing the DH products of the data life cycle
Issues surrounding humanities data collection development and management 
 Relationships of data curation and digital libraries in DH
Issues in curation, preservation, sustainability, and access of DH data, projects, and products
Linked data, open access, and libraries
Librarian and staff development for non-traditional roles
Teaching DH in academic libraries
Project collaboration efforts with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty
Data literacy for librarians
The lack of diversity of librarians and how it impacts DH development
Advocating and supporting DH across the institution
Developing institutional repositories for DH
Creating DH scholarship from the birth of digital objects
 Consortial collaborations on DH projects
 Establishing best practices for dh labs, networks, and services
Assessing, evaluating, and peer reviewing DH projects and librarians.

Articles may be theoretical or ideological discussions, case studies, best practices, research studies, and opinion pieces or position papers.

Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 500 words and up to six keywords describing the article, together with complete author contact information. Articles should be in the range of 20 double-spaced pages in length. Please consult  instructionsfor authors

Please submit proposals to Kevin Gunn  by August 17, 2016; please do not use Scholar One for submitting proposals. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by February 1, 2017 with the issue being published in the fall of 2017. Feel free to contact the editors with any questions that you may have.

Kevin Gunn, Catholic University of America Jason Paul, St. Olaf College

Call for submissions A&SL Annual Conference 2017



LAI Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities
 Thursday 16th & Friday 17th February, 2017
 Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
 THEME: The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities

Closing Date: Friday 16th September, 2016 

In 2016, we smashed the stereotype of the lonely librarian. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate the sociable librarian.
Traditionally the role of the librarian was to connect people with information but our role has evolved to now include connecting people with people. The library profession is full of sociable and socially-minded people who care about their user communities and who often create new ones. We build communities by communicating and connecting people within our organisations and beyond. We network with each other which strengthens and enriches us as a profession. Being sociable is an integral part of being a librarian today.

The A&SL Committee invites submissions on the following topics or any others that may be relevant to the theme:

Communication skills
Communities of practice
Supporting and empowering communities
Marketing and promotion of resources and services Social media Journal Clubs Mentoring Outreach Event Management/Exhibitions Sociable library spaces Professional networking Training and Facilitating Intranets/Websites

“Great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes

You can contribute to the conference in one of the following formats
             Case Study
             Workshop or Learning Session
             Lightning Presentation
             Poster



For submission forms please email aslsectionevents@gmail.com with Submission Forms as the subject line. 
The submission forms for Case Studies, Workshops/Learning Sessions, Lightning Presentations, and Posters, include further details and useful
information with regard to making a submission.