Tuesday, December 22, 2009

call for papers

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly

seeks manuscripts for Volume 15 (2010). The journal covers all aspects
of reference service provided via the Internet.

Why publish in IRSQ?
o Peer reviewed
o Four-week review process
o Editorial support for new authors
o Narrow scope focuses on web technologies as they relate to reference
o Wide audience of all library types and disciplines – public,
academic, special, humanities, science, etc.

More information for authors is available at the journal website -

Contact the editor with questions or to discuss your manuscript.

Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. Manuscripts submitted by
the following dates are likely to be included in the corresponding
issue, assuming the manuscript clears the review process.

Vol 15 (2) February 4
Vol 15 (3) May 6
Vol 15 (4) August 17
Vol 16 (1) November 4

This journal is published by the Taylor & Francis Group, with offices in
Philadelphia, London, and other countries. Request a free online issue
at the journal website

Brenda Reeb
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
Director, Business & Government Information Library
River Campus – Rhees 210
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
voice 585-275-8249
cell 585-414-0146
fax 585-273-5316
email brenda.reeb@rochester.edu / via libref-l

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

call for papers

Do you want to write for the Elsevier Library Connect Newsletter?

In 2010, the second Library Connect Newsletter issue (8:2; April 2010) will focus on the theme "International AND Interdisciplinary."

Do you have something compelling to say on that topic? Is your library or university or research institution supporting international/interdisciplinary teams or customers and struggling with concomitant issues? If so, what best practices can you share, to help other information managers or specialists succeed in similar situations?

To propose an article or interview to appear in the Library Connect Newsletter, 8:2 (April 2010), please send a brief abstract and your name/title/institutional affiliation to libraryconnect@elsevier.com.

Monday, December 14, 2009

call for contributions

CALL FOR AUTHORS: Encyclopedia of Social Networking

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of Social Networking, a new 2-volume reference to be published in 2011 by SAGE Publications.

This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and academic libraries and includes some 400 articles, covering all aspects of social networking from historical perspectives on social networks in ancient times to social networks in the Renaissance to the social networks of war to Twitter. While the term social networking evokes fast-moving technologies and services like weblogs, MySpace, or YouTube, the concept of a social network greatly predates these electronic technologies that have enabled just one aspect of it. Simply put, in these articles, a social network is a grouping or loosely connected web of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or interdependencies. These may include everything from similar likes and dislikes, friends and kin, disease transmission, or even a shared bus route to work, the “grapevine” around the water cooler, and the “old boy” network. Analysis of such groupings has spawned a whole area of theory and research within the social sciences,
with accompanying definitions, measures, and research techniques.

We are now making assignments with a deadline of March 1, 2010.
Each article, ranging from 800 to 4,000 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is George Barnett, Ph.D. University of California – Davis, who will review all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.

If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Payments for the articles are honoraria that range from a $50 book credit at SAGE Publications for article submissions totaling up to 1,000 words to a free set of the finished encyclopedia (a $250 value) for contributions totaling 10,000 words. More than this, your involvement can help assure that credible and detailed data, descriptions, and analysis are available to students of social networking issues.

The list of available articles (Excel file) and Style Guidelines are prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Encyclopedia of Social Networking, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background in social networking. Thanks for your time and interest.

Lisbeth Rogers
Author Manager
Golson Media

Saturday, December 12, 2009

call for book chapters

Call for Proposals: Book Chapters for Embedded Librarians

Editors of the forthcoming ACRL publications book Embedded Librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction, to be published late 2010, seek proposals for chapters from skilled librarians who have researched and/or implemented an embedded librarian program. The book will provide an overview of embedded librarianship within higher education. Chapters are sought about strategies for and experiences of creating a long-term embedded presence in multiple non-library settings, both online and in-person.

Potential topics include:

Defining "embedded librarianship"
History and background of embedded librarianship
Embedding in the first year experience
Embedding within departments
Collaborating across departments to encourage embedded projects
Embedding in online course management systems
Embedding in the enterprise
Assessing the success of embedded projects
Future opportunities in embedded librarianship

Prospective authors should email a brief CV, a writing sample, and a one-page proposal for their chapter to ckvenild@uwyo.edu or kcalkins@uwyo.edu. Proposals are due by January 30, 2010.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

call for papers

Library Hi Tech is preparing a theme issue on technology and digital preservation. Technology can be understood broadly to include systems, metadata, migration, emulation, or human interation with digital preservation systems or standards, as well as other related issues.

Articles should be 4000 to 8000 words long and should be submitted via Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lht) (ideally) by the end of January, 2010. Questions or proposals should be sent to lht.editorial.staff at googlemail.com.

Library Hi Tech is an ISI-indexed, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd in England.

call for papers

Call for Papers IFLA Cataloguing Section

Session Theme: Multilingual Bibliographic Access: Promoting Universal Access

The IFLA Cataloguing Section invites cataloguers and others involved in the following to express their interest in making presentations at the section's programme during the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 10-15, 2010.

The theme of next year's World Library and Information Congress is Open Access to Knowledge - Promoting Sustainable Progress. Connecting to this theme the IFLA Cataloguing Section has therefore chosen the session theme mentioned above: Multilingual Bibliographic Access: Promoting Universal Access. Presentations on this topic are now requested. Three successful proposals on the topic will be identified.

Send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) in English and relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s) by 15 January 2010 via email to:

Anders Cato
Chair, Cataloguing Section
e-mail: anders.cato@kb.se

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Cataloguing Section's Standing Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 15 February 2010.

Full papers will be due by 15 April 2009 to allow time for review of papers and preparation of translations; papers should be no longer than 20 pages. 15-20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Cataloguing Section's programme.