Tuesday, June 22, 2010

call for posters

The 7th International Conference on Social Software

Demonstration and poster abstracts due on 7th July 2010.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

call for conference papers

Twelfth international Conference on grey literatury will be held in the National Technical Library in Prague on December 6. – 7., 2010.

• Peer Review? Quality Control - Enriched Publication
• Redefining Grey Literature - Proof of Concept - Research Process
• New Stakeholders - Subject and Community based approaches? Geographic Perspectives
• Copyright? Licensing - Authors Rights - Open Access? Open Source
• Standardization - Interoperability - Metadata? Repositories
• Economics of Grey - Management and Sustained Resources? Value Added Services

More information: http://www.textrelease.com/gl12callforpapers.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

call for papers

Call for papers Library Management Today

This new online journal will focus exclusively on the issues of library management and administration.We plan to explore timely issues in the following subject areas:

• Library Human Resources Management (employee relations, training, compensation, employment law, etc.)
• Library Financial Management
• Library Marketing and Promotion
• Library Law
• Renovations and New Buildings
• Strategic Planning
• Management Trends in Libraries Today

Each issue will also feature book reviews, information about new products, a job site, featured profiles on key library leaders, general news affecting library managers, and commentaries on the current issues of the moment.

Currently, I am in the process of compiling articles to include in the inaugural issue which we plan on releasing on July 1st, and I would be very interested in receiving any articles you wish to contribute. The format of the publication is practical, best practices types of articles. Since we are just beginning this venture, we can offer no formal compensation at this time, but your published articles will be seen and read by a large network of professionals.

The deadline to submit articles for the first issue is June 18. Please submit your questions and/or articles to me via email at editor@kiesermanmedia.com.

Colette Meehan
Executive Editor, Library Management Today

Friday, June 11, 2010

call for speakers

Dear all,

As you may know, the UKSG organises an annual conference in April of
each year. For the last couple of years, we have invited suggestions
for topics and speakers and received some great suggestions as a
result - many of which have made it into the final programme.

We are now inviting you to suggest topics and speakers for the 2011
conference, which will be held in Harrogate, UK from 4­6 April 2011.

The conference is attended by librarians, publishers and
intermediaries in the scholarly communication supply chain, and
addresses standards, processes, technologies and initiatives relating
to our community. For full details of our international audience, and
feedback from previous conferences, please visit http://www.uksg.org/events/annualconference

Suggestions should be in the format of a brief synopsis and ideas for
speakers to talk on that topic. You may propose others as speakers and
we will contact them should the topic be picked up by our planning
committee. We would particularly welcome submissions from those in the
FE/Corporate/Government or NGO library community, as well as those
involved in other initiatives of interest to the UKSG community (www.uksg.org/about) . Suggestions may be for plenary sessions or for the smaller breakout

You can review previous annual conference presentations at www.uksg.org/events/annualconference

Please send your suggestions / proposals (not the final presentation)
to charlie.rapple@tbicommunications.com by 16th June 2010.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

call for chapters

Call for Chapter Proposals – Advances in Librarianship, Volume 33

Librarianship in Times of Crisis

The impact of the global economic crisis is having a severe and probably lasting impact on libraries and related fields. Libraries are not only reducing book and periodical buying, they are asking publishers to hold prices at prior year levels. Colleges and universities with LIS program are seeking new income streams. In the U.S., state libraries such as New Jersey’s, fight to survive funding cuts as high as 74%. Public libraries are closing branches and cutting service hours. Academic libraries are pooling their purchases and technical services to streamline operations. Library associations, such as the Canadian Library Association, are seeking structural changes to sustain themselves.

The 2011 volume will focus on the impact of plummeting support, as well as creative solutions to surviving this tsunami. Papers are sought from all sectors of the field: education; publishing; and all types of libraries and information services, associations and related industries.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Mergers and consolidations amongst consortia and regional cooperatives
Downsizing library hours and eliminating public library branch services
Large, medium and small academic libraries solutions to cost cutting
Staff reorganizations, layoffs, salary and benefit cuts
Merging technical and non-public service operations across two or more academic libraries
Refining and narrowing core/principal missions
Digital solutions to offset funding losses
Advocacy efforts by the public to resist loss of library funding
Marketing the value of the library to users
Opening new markets for library and information science schools
Effect on the publishing industry
Impact on museums, archives and special collections
Extent of union leadership in downsizing efforts
How are libraries in all sectors preserving quality of services to their clients
Impact and solutions for national, state and other government operations and services
Please submit chapter proposals by October 1st 2010 to awoodsworth@emeraldinsight.com

Author guidelines and further information on the Advances in Librarianship series can be found on the website at: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0065-2830

Questions or comments should be addressed to the Editor and submitted via e-mail to awoodsworth@emeraldinsight.com

Schedule of due dates:

Oct 1st 2010: proposal outlines
Feb 1st 2011: first drafts
May 1st 2011: revised drafts

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 speakers

Call for speakers and poster presentations

HEAnet National Conference 2010 will take place in Kilkenny from 10-12 November 2010. Details of the conference topics and call for speakers/poster presentations are available at

call for chapters

Call for book chapters: Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies

Editor: Chris Hagar, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, USA

Publisher: Chandos Publishing, Oxford, UK (part of Woodhead Publishing Ltd.)

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010

Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 31, 2010


Crisis situations have been studied from a risk communication perspective, from a management perspective, systems perspective, and more recently from an information perspective. Crises usually present complex information environments, and as events such as Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the Haiti earthquake have demonstrated that there is a great need to understand how individuals, government, and non-government agencies organize, manage, access, and disseminate information during crisis situations. Information management problems and information technology failures have been cited as significant factors in the failed responses to many crises. This book will explore the management and communication of information in crises, particularly the interconnectedness of information, people, and technologies during crises. It will bring together chapters written by researchers, academics, and practitioners from a variety of information perspectives in crisis response and management.

Book chapters are sought, but are not limited to the following:

The role of ICTs during crisis response, the role of social media tools in crisis response, citizen communication in crises, information system models, role of community and community networks during crises, integration and co-ordination of information in crises, information needs and information seeking behaviours during crises, the role of sense-making in crises, trust and information in crises, government response to crises, disaster response and the role of libraries and archives in crises, and information lessons learned from crises.


This book will be of interest to a variety of practitioners, researchers and academics in information science, information management, knowledge management, libraries, and information systems, but also to other fields e.g. government, state, local emergency management and planning; non government organizations; risk management; communications; community planners, and public health.


Potential contributors are invited to submit on or before June 30 2010, a 1-2 page proposal including background, structure, and an indication of outcomes. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 14th, 2010 and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Please send submissions to Dr Chris Hagar chagar@dom.edu

call for papers

CFP: Internet Reference Services Quaterly

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly seeks manuscripts for Volume 15 (2010) and 16 (2011). The journal covers all aspects of reference service provided via the Internet.

Why publish in IRSQ?
o Peer reviewed
o Four-week initial review process
o Editorial support for new authors
o Narrow scope focuses on web technologies as they relate to reference services
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 that have completed the review process by the dates below will be published in the corresponding issue listed.

Review completed by September 21 – published in December Vol 15 (4)
Review completed by December 9 – published in March 2011 Vol 16 (1)

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
email brenda.reeb@rochester.edu

call for papers

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 July 23, 2010. Inquiries and questions are welcome.