Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Call for submissions - QQML conference

 Following the vaccine Covid-19 progress worldwide the last stream of Abstract's Submissions deadline is set at March 30, 2021. However, the Conference is Hybrid including both virtual and in-person presentations.

We are happy for organizing the 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2021, 25-28 May 2021, Athens, Greece, ).
QQML2021 is a Hybrid Conference including in-Person and Virtual presentations to account for the Covid-19 developments.
Two options of registrations are proposed
This year (2021), we celebrate 13 years of successful QQML Conferences’ organization.
This is an Invitation to Participate in the conference and workshops, suggest a Plenary or Contributed Talk and to propose an Invited Session/s (3-6 talks) or a Workshop (more than 2 Sessions).
Please send your Abstract and Invited Session proposals to include in the program at

The Session/Workshop organizers will collect the abstracts of their Sessions/Workshops and notify the Secretariat
Be healthy, happy and wealthy in 2021
Best regards
Anthi Katsirikou (Ms)
Librarian, PhD, MSc
QQML Conference co-chair
Director, University of Piraeus Library
Adjunct Professor, Open University of Greece
President of the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Professionals
Information Literacy Standing Committee Member, IFLA

Monday, March 22, 2021

Call for peer-reviewers - Journal of New Librarianship (JoNL)

The Journal of New Librarianship (JoNL) is pleased to announce it has recently migrated to a new platform (OJS) and is generously being hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries. As part of this transition and relaunch, and in keeping with the journal's commitment to diversity, equity, and plurality of viewpoints, JoNL is seeking subject experts with a diverse range of experiences to volunteer as potential peer reviewers. The volunteers will be added to our list of peer reviewers, to whom articles may be assigned for double-blind review based upon subject matter. Peer reviewers are provided a rubric when evaluating submissions, and volunteers are contacted no more frequently than twice a year to offer their time and expertise. Turn-around time for reviews is typically 30 days.


JoNL was established in 2016 as an independent open access LIS journal that provides an outlet for emerging and interdisciplinary scholarship that does not fit within the narrowly defined subject specialization of existing journals. JoNL is a Diamond open access publication in which authors retain full copyright of their work through CC-BY licensing. There are no processing fees, nor is there a cost to access published materials. Since its launch, JoNL has published 5 volumes (9 issues total), and is recognized in the Ulrich Periodical Index as a peer-reviewed academic journal. More information about the journal, including a summary of the editorial and peer review process, can be located here


Individuals interested in being added to JoNL's list of potential peer reviewers are encouraged to fill out this form:  Additional questions can be forwarded to the JoNL communications editor, Claire Du Laney

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Call for proposals - Performance Measurement in Libraries

 The 14th International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries (LibPMC) will take place 2-4 November 2021, in an entirely online format. Submissions are now welcome on any aspect of performance measurement and assessment of relevance to the library and information sector. Proposals are welcome for papers, lightning talks, and panels. All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer-review and should not have been published elsewhere nor submitted to another conference or journal. 

o   Closing date for proposals is 12 May at 12 noon GMT. Those submitting proposals will be notified of their status in July. 

o   Learn more and submit your proposal at the conference website 


LibPMC brings together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance measurement in library and information services in any context. Library performance measurement (or library assessment) is the endeavouring of determining and communicating how a library is performing, with the aim of driving improvement. There are three key features of library performance measurement: focus on stakeholders, the goal of improving services to meet stakeholder needs, and communication of the results and outcomes. Past conferences have provided a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers and workshops designed to stimulate discussion, provide ideas for measuring and improving library performance, and develop new concepts and techniques to advance the field. Additional information about the conference, including links to past proceedings, are available on our website: 


International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact: