Friday, January 20, 2017

Call for papers - ARLIS UK & Ireland (Art Libaries Society) Dublin Conference

The call for papers is now open for the ARLIS UK & Ireland Dublin Conference 2017 which will be held on 12th - 14th July 2017. The title of this year's conference is [R]evolution: Re-imagining the Art Library.

Art libraries, and libraries in general, are in the midst of significant disruption. This year’s conference will explore the questions and challenges affecting art libraries today and examine what exactly art information professionals need to do to respond to this rapidly changing environment.

There are three areas it is possible to contribute to:
1. Lecture proposals, expert opinions, case studies, and discussion papers for 30 minutes sessions which could cover, but are not limited to: 


  • The economic and cultural value of art libraries: cost benefit analysis of art libraries – have you done one? How do art libraries contribute to research? Why do we need the art library? How do we impact the economy, the creative industries, academic life?
  • New perspectives and developments in the physical space: New art libraries, new ways of using your space, refurbishment projects, disaster management in library spaces, library design in a digital world, preservation and storage advances, user needs and library planning. 
  • The changing role of the art information professional: the art librarian of the pastversus the 21st century information professional, new skills required: marketing, communication skills,digital humanities, exhibitions planning and curatorship, budgets and fundraising, teaching and lecturing, collaboration and relationship management.
Proposals must contain:
  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s) of the paper
  • Paper abstract (500 words maximum)
  • Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, and email address
  • Biographical note on the speaker (100 words maximum)
2. Quick 10 minute lightning talks consisting of no more than 10 slides, followed by a moderated discussion and question and answer session.
Subjects of particular interest in are:
  • New digital projects/Digital humanities projects
  • New collections
  • Preservation and conservation
  • User education and training
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Visual literacy projects
  • Promoting and marketing your library
  • Collaborations
  • Collections and Access
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Technology and Innovation
Submissions require:
  • Title 
  • Author information
  • Abstract (300 words or less)
3.  Proposals for posters that showcase current work.
Submissions require:
  • Title
  • Author information
  • Abstract (300 words or less)
Submission Details:
The closing date for submissions is the 24th February 2017. Proposals must be submitted by email to Andrea Lydon, Head of Library &Archive, National Gallery of Ireland.
The e-mail subject line must read “ARLIS UK & Ireland Conference 2017”. Clearly state which element of the conference you are submitting to – 30 minute presentations, lightening talks or poster session
Submissions will be reviewed by the ARLIS 2017 conference working party and invitations to speakers and participants will be issued no later than 10 March 2017
Please note: All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.


Call for conference papers - CILIP Library and Information History Group

The call for papers and lightning talks is now open for the 2017 Annual Conference of CILIP's Library and Information History Group. This year's conference is entitled "The Information Landscape in Scotland: 1600-1900" and will take place on the 1st July 2017 at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

Proposals may be submitted for full papers (45 minutes) or lightning talks (10 minutes) on the following themes:
  • Public access to information in Scotland within the defined period.
  • The publishing, distribution and reception of non-fiction and newspapers / periodicals.
  • Knowledge institutions, including (but not limited to) libraires, universities and intellectual socieities.
  • Any other topic of library and information history in Scotland within the defined period.
Abstracts (300 words) and a short biographical paragraph should be sent to j.s.dye@stir.ac.uk. The closing date for submissions is 15th February 2017.

More information.