Friday, July 30, 2010

Mission impossible? Satisfying disabled students’ library needs - Conference at Birmingham City University - Tuesday 23rd November, 2010

We are organising a conference to be held at Birmingham City University aimed at library staff either with an interest in disability issues or with a responsibility for improving services to disabled students.


The suggested themes for the conference are:
  • Teaching information literacy accessibly
  • Improving flexibility of library policies and procedures
  • Accessibility of assistance at service points
  • Electronic resources and technical issues
  • Engaging with disabled students
  • Student satisfaction – is a disabled student’s dissatisfaction different to any other student?
  • Creative ways of guiding disabled students to resources and services

You are invited to submit a brief abstract of no more than 500 words for potential papers, seminar presentations or workshops which focus on one or more of the above themes.

Proposals and abstracts of up to 500 words
need to be submitted by Friday 13th August 2010

Successful presenters will be notified by
Friday 27th August 2010,
after which the conference programme will be finalised.

All expressions of interest and conference
presentation abstracts to be sent by email to

For further information you are welcome to telephone
Enid Pryce-Jones, Keith Brisland or Janice Bell on
(0121) 331 5296/5627/5642.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Journal of Library Innovation

The editors of the Journal of Library Innovation are accepting submissions of research articles and articles about innovative practices in libraries on an ongoing basis. 

Information about the focus and scope of JOLI, along with
the first issue, can be found at the journal’s website:

call for papers

Collaborative Librarianship: Call for Papers from Consortia and Coops

Vol. 2, no. 4 (Autumn, 2010) issue of Collaborative Librarianship will focus on the role consortia play in library collaboration. Articles are sought related to consortial activities.Please have submissions made on CL’s website by September 15th, 2010. The next issue of CL, Vol. 2, no. 3 (Summer, 2010), will be published in September.

The journal also welcomes articles, reports, reviews, and news items that pertain to any aspect of the nature, methodology, promotion, practice and concerns related to library collaboration. CL also welcomes reader comments and responses to items published in the journal.

Scholarly articles will undergo peer review. Articles, reports and other items not peer-reviewed may be published in other sections of the journal. Author submissions should be made through the journal’s web site. All inquiries about submissions could be made by contacting Ivan Gaetz, General Editor, Collaborative Librarianship
Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver CO 80221-1099 303-458-3556

call for papers

CFP: Music Reference Services Quarterly

Editors are inviting articles for the Autum/Winter 2010 double issue of Music Reference Services Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis. The articles should fall within the scope of music librarianship in any of the following categories:

• administration and management
• bibliographic instruction
• collection development
• digital audio delivery
• electronic resources
• facilities
• music librarianship education
• preservation of music materials
• reference services
• cataloging
• bibliographies involving printed music and audio-visual materials

The submission deadline is August 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

call for papers

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for Winter and Spring publication. Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

• cooperative purchasing and shared collections

• consortial delivery systems

• shared storage facilities

• administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia

• training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia

• use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management

• selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software

• copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve

• aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping

• interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials

• special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries

• new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 9, 2010 for Winter publication and October 11, 2010 for Spring 2011 publication. For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: . Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at .

Rebecca Donlan, MLS
Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Assistant Director, Collection Management
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
(239) 590-7641 voice

Associate Editor:
Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6501
(239) 590-7602 voice

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

call for book chapters

Routledge publishers are seeking
submissions for Proposed Anthologies from Practicing Librarians
Proposal submission date: 25 July 2010

Articles: 3000-5000 words; 1 author or 2, 3 co-authors
Proposals can be in one of three categories.
1. Library Collaborations with Writers, Artists, Musicians and Other Creative Community Members

How local writers, artists, musicians and other creative people and libraries help each other and their community. These creative members (who are also voters) appreciate the resources and stimulus libraries provide the creative process and like making their work known. Librarians are asked to share successful activities and collaborations with these patrons.

2. Library Services for Multi-Cultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use

How to make the multi-cultured community members regular library users. A how-to for librarians restricted by time, money, and staffing: creative librarians using various outreach methods to overcome language and cultural barriers to serve all those in their communities and turn them into regular patrons.

3. Publicity Methods to Keep Libraries in the News

An anthology by and for librarians striving to spread the word what their libraries offer, what they do, their service role. Changing economics and life styles presents challenges to librarians often restricted by cutbacks in staff, hours, and money: how creative librarians using many publicity methods to promote their libraries and make them recognized as an essential resource for all ages.

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS

Please e-mail in a Word .doc (older version) attachment topics/titles each described in 2-3 sentences by July 28, 2010 and a 75-85 word 3rd person bio: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. Please include publisher/date for books. If co-authored, a separate 75-85 word bio on each contributor. Please: no long resumes or abstracts-your selected title/abstract/bio composes a tentative table of contents for Routledge. You will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission if Routledge decides to publish; your bio's will appear in the anthology. Please place COLLABORATION; MULTI-CULTURAL; or PUBLICITY/your name on the subject line: