Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Call for papers EAHIL

The May issue of the Journal of EAHIL has as its theme Digitization and Preservation. The EAHIL Editorial Board invites articles on this subject. Please read the Instructions for Authors at http://www.eahil.net/journal/jeahil_instructions_authors.html

before submitting the article.

The deadline for submission of articles is the 15 March.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

call for book chapters

Call for Chapters - Advances in Librarianship

Dr Anne Woodsworth has recently been appointed Editor of the book series Advances in Librarianship. The series has a long-standing reputation for in-depth reviews of major issues facing librarians and information professionals.

The first volume to be published under Dr Woodsworth’s editorship is Volume 32. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration by 31 May 2010 for publication in December 2010. Author guidelines can be found at:

Prospective contributors with queries concerning potential suitability of topics, editor expectations, or additional requirements are invited to contact Dr Woodsworth directly by e-mail - awoodsworth@emeraldinsight.com

Kind regards,

Mary Miskin
Assistant Commissioning Editor
Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Switchboard +44 (0) 1274 777700
Direct Line +44 (0) 1274 785155
Fax +44 (0) 1274 785200

Call for papers - LIR Annual Seminar

This year’s annual LIR seminar will take place on Thursday, March 25th at Liberty Hall, Dublin. The title of the seminar is 'Access all areas: Mobile technology and freesources in libraries'.

The seminar will analyse the benefits of mobile technologies in a library context, as well as showcasing developments and experiments in the area. In addition, the seminar will consider how the current climate has allowed libraries to assess ways of minimising the impact of reduced budgets and encouraged libraries to evaluate ‘freesources’ as well as examining the changing relationship with publishers.

Speakers confirmed for the day include Nicky Whitsed (Director of Library Services, Open University), and Fiona McGoldrick and Rita Pinhasi (IRIS).

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative and interesting developments in your organisation. We would like to invite proposals for snapshots, to give attendees a chance to see how your organisation is embracing the concept of mobile technologies and/or changes in e-resource provision. Snapshots presentations will be between 12 – 18 minutes. Examples of welcome topics include:

Mobile technologies
- Practical experiences to date with mobile technologies (especially backed up by any available evidence/usage stats)
- S
ubmissions on the topic of access control (IP address, Athens, Shibboleth)
- Exploiting mobile technologies to enhance service delivery
- I
nteractive multimedia to support learning & teaching
- How the advent of mobile technology is changing perceptions of us as information professionals

- Clusters of useful freesources: by subject, crossdisciplinary, or reference
- Decisions in collection management on reducing costs (while protecting access to meaningful content)
- Strategies for reducing the impact of e-resource cancellations
- F
ree resources for research … quality, referencing, acceptable standards for academic work

The themes are broad, and we will consider other proposals not mentioned above.

Proposals for snapshot presentations should be forwarded to RonĂ¡n Kennedy (ronan.kennedy@nuigalway.ie) by Friday, February 26th 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Call for proposals

New Professionals Conference - Call for proposals

Calling all New Library & Information Professionals. Have you joined the profession, either through work or study, in the last 5 years? If yes, why not submit a proposal for the 2nd New Professionals Conference?
Proposal abstracts (no longer than 300 words) must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 26th February 2010


Monday, February 1, 2010

call for papers

CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.

The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students.

Topics can include but are not limited to:
• Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
• Information literacy
• Instructional service techniques
• Information delivery
• Reference services
• Document delivery
• Developing collections
If you are interested in submitting an article, send the manuscript directly to the Editor, Jodi Poe at jpoe@jsu.edu by February 19, 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome.

Instructions for authors are available at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=1533-290X or can be emailed to you directly.

Award - Information Literacy

Details of five hundred euro information literacy award at


call for conference papers

The call for speakers for Internet Librarian International (hosted each December in London) is now open. See http://www.internet-librarian.com/2010/