Monday, September 20, 2010

call for papers

Modern Librarian, a new electronic-only journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for its inaugural issue. Interested parties should see the submission information page for more information.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Call for papers

The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries welcomes papers from librarians, cartographers, historians, geographers, or anyone who has a role in the lifespan of geospatial information (maps, atlases, globes, GIS, datasets, geospatial standards, cataloging/metadata, etc.). The content broadly addresses the role of libraries, however, related topics associated geospatial information are also appropriate.

We look forward to receiving inquiries and submissions from around the globe!

Paige Andrew and Kathy Weimer
Co-editors, /Journal of Map & Geography Libraries/

New Look Academic Writing Librarians

Congratulations Helen on the new look academic librarian writing blog. The layout is clear, and the menu feature is a useful one. The content in Resources is well laid out, clear and really useful to all of us hoping to see the process through from writing to publication. Thank you for assembling this.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

call for book chapters

Call for Book Chapters: Library Activities 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. Librarians are asked to share successful activities and collaborations in a forthcoming Routledge book

Articles: 3,000-5,000 words; 1 author or 2, 3 co-authors

Please e-mail in a Word .doc (older version) attachment 1-3 topics/titles each described in 2-3 sentences by September 30, 2010 and a 75-90 word 3rd person bio: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights for each author. Please include publisher/date for books. 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. Please place ACTIVITIES/Your Name on the subject line to:

Call for papers

The Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing information literacy within business contexts.Proposals of 500 words or less will go through a double-blind peer review process, and should be submitted to the editor, Lisa G. O'Connor, at, no later than October 18th, 2010.Completed manuscripts should be between 5,000-8,000 words and will also go through a double-blind peer review process. Authors will be notified of accepted proposals in early December, 2010, with manuscripts due no later than May 1, 2011.
Further details from

Enquiry-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Information Literacy

Congratulations to Lorna Dodd from UCD Library, on her chapter Integrating information Literacy in Enquiry and Problem-based Learning IN A Practitioners’ Guide to Enquiry and Problem-Based Learning: Case Studies from University College Dublin, edited by Terry Barrett and Diane Cashman, and published by UCD Teaching & Learning Centre. Lorna was a participant in the first academic writing workshop.
Available at

New Academic Writing Blog

Hi Helen,
Really like the new look of the blog.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

LILAC 2011


LILAC 2011 will be held 18th - 20th April 2011 at the British Library in London.

The themes of next year's conference are:
  • New to teaching
  • Creativity in IL
  • Supporting excellence in the research community
  • IL in society: making a difference
  • IL in the future
  • Evidence based IL

We are looking for short and long papers, workshops and symposiums, posters and pecha kucha presentations. Please note the call for papers closes on 1st November 2010, so please do consider submitting a paper.

Further details and the call for papers
are available on the LILAC website:

Dr Jane Secker
Learning Technology Librarian,
Centre for Learning Technology, LSE

Lisa Jeskins
Promotions and Outreach:
Library and Archival Services Mimas

Contact Details:
T: +44 (0) 161 275 6789

Universities as Knowledge Institutions in the Networked Age

Guest Editors: Philippe Aigrain,
Juan Carlos De Martin and Urs Gasser


The journal Policy Futures in Education (PFIE) - available online at - will publish a special issue on the impact of information technology and the Internet on universities

One topic to be addressed is how the process of learning within universities will change because of the Internet and digital devices. A second topic is how research will be affected by the Internet. The third topic regards how should universities use cyberspace to best implement their mission with respect to society.

Possible issues relating to the above topics include:
  • Digital Natives: how will the characteristics of the new generations of students, faculty and staff shape the future of universities?
  • The Spatial Infrastructure: physical and virtual spaces for higher education
The special issue builds upon the COMMUNIA 2010 Conference on University and Cyberspace - Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age, held at Turin, 28-30 June 2010. Submitters can visit the conference site and access material originating from the conference at

Papers should be sent as email attachments:

Deadline for submissions:
15 January 2011

All papers submitted will be evaluated using the PFIE's normal peer review process. Please also see the Journal's information for authors:

Editorial Contact:
Dr Philippe Aigrain
CEO, Sopinspace
4, passage de la Main d'Or
F-75011 Paris