Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN)

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN)
Libary Hi Tech News (LHTN) is interested in articles of varying lengths, reports from relevant conferences, and case studies of library use of technology.  The editors will work with authors that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of IT in libraries.  Publishing your article in LHTN can be “a place to start,” analogous to a “poster session in print” and does not preclude publishing a more fulsome piece in a peer-reviewed journal at a later date.  Readers consider LHTN the source to hear what’s coming next in terms of technology development for academic and public libraries.
We look forward to hearing your ideas, and to reading your submissions for LHTN.

Thank you very much,

Martin Kesselman and Laura Bowering Mullen, Co-Editors of LHTN

martyk@rci.rutgers.edu, lbmullen@rci.rutgers.edu

Mobile technologies: information on the move

Mobile technologies: information on the move - The third International m-libraries conference: Mobile technologies: information on the move

Brisbane, 11 - 13 May 2011

We are seeking papers on the following themes:
1. Emerging mobile technologies (including platforms, devices and software)

2. Delivering new mobile services to users

3. New mobile applications (technical)

4. Mobile users (e.g. studies of requirements and/or behaviour)

5. Development of content for mobiles (including OERs, commercially published, user-generated etc.)

6. Privacy and mobiles

7. Copyright issues for mobile delivery

Abstract Submission  (300 words)
1 November to M-Libraries-Conference@open.ac.uk
14 January 2011.
We expect that papers may include research reports, demonstrations of technical developments, practical case studies or reviews. Posters are also invited. Papers or presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussions.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Call for papers

Relay is the journal of the CILIP University College and Research Group.
Editors David Clover and Helen Westmancoat are currently seeking articles for the next issue due late 2010, and for subsequent issues. If you are working on something currently that you'd like to publish about, please get in touch.
If you have already been approached but not yet submitted anything, then please let us have your submission.
Articles on any matters of interest or relevance to those working in national, research or academic libraries are welcome. Articles should go beyond mere news reports or case studies, by placing individual initiatives in a broader context or overview.

Some suggested themes for articles include:
* Supporting research
* Supporting teaching
* Information literacy
* Innovative uses of technology and the practical application of these - for example use of Web 2.0; E-Theses and the practice and promotion of institutional repositories
* Reports on 'Green' initiatives in libraries
* Aspects of library management
* International aspects of research and academic librarianship
* Ethical issues in academic and research librarianship
* Aspects relating to national, museum and other research libraries
* Aspects relating to CILIP

Please contact either of the editors to discuss any proposed article.
First time writers are most welcome and will be supported through the publication process.
Article submission details are included in the latest issue of Relay

Thursday, October 7, 2010

call for papers

Library Management Today is seeking short reflective pieces for two different themed articles that will appear in
Topic #1 is: How do you manage the generation gap within the staff in your library – your challenges and/or your successful strategies?
Topic #2 is: Does your library place value on offering internships to library students – why or why not?
If you are interested in contributing a piece on one or both topics, please submit in Word format no later than 5pm Tuesday October 12th eastern time. Email to bob@libmanagetoday.com.

Monday, October 4, 2010

call for chapters

Call for Chapter Proposals
The Psychology of Librarianship
Edited by Leanne VandeCreek, Lynn Gullickson, and H. Stephen Wright
To be published by Scarecrow Press
Proposals for chapters must be submitted by October 15, 2010. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be notified by November 15, 2010;
completed chapters are due by June 1, 2011.
The Psychology of Librarianship will be a collection of scholarly essays examining the psychological aspects of library work and the profession of librarianship. Please send proposals and questions to any of the editors:
Leanne VandeCreek, lvandecreek@niu.edu
Lynn Gullickson, lynn.gullickson@wheaton.edu
H. Stephen Wright, hswright@niu.edu / via libref-l

call for papers

Call for abstracts
The International Programme Committee for the 6th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) conference invites presentations and posters for the conference 'EBLIP6: Valuing Knowledge and Expertise' to be held at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK from 27th-30th June 2011.
Submission is by completing the abstract submission form and emailing it to EBLIP6@salford.ac.Submission of abstract deadline: 3rd December 2010


Nominations are now being accepted for the ALCTS Outstanding
Publication Award for a journal article or monograph published in 2010. Further details at

Friday, October 1, 2010

call for conference papers

Archiving 2011, May 16-19th, Salt Lake City
Call for papers
Abstract submission deadline October 17th 2010

Further information

call for papers

Call for Papers
BIALL Conference Newcastle 2011 -
Sharing Experience – Building Best Practice Models for the Legal Information Profession
BIALL 42nd Annual Study Conference & Exhibition
Thursday 16 June 2011 to Saturday 18 June 2011, The Sage at Gateshead, Newcastle
The BIALL Conference Committee Call for Papers is out now. Our Programme roadmap 'Sharing Experience - Building Best Practice Models for the Legal Information Profession' reflects our commitment to professional sharing and learning, and via direct feedback on the 2010 Conference.

Do you have an innovative project you can share? Perhaps you can provide some useful advice to demonstrate best practice? Or maybe reflect on successful techniques around cross department working?

Potential first time speaker? New blood is essential to the longevity of our profession, and variety of our Programme. Please tell us your ideas...and then you can tell everyone else during one of the sessions!

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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call for papers

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association on Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is planning to devote an upcoming issue to papers that help in understanding how health sciences libraries can use technologies to improve delivery of, and access to, medical and health sciences information.

JMLA particularly welcomes submission of case studies that describe how a particular institution used technology to solve a common problem confronting our libraries, as well as research papers that use quantitative or qualitative methodologies to evaluate the use of technology in health sciences libraries, and state-of-the-art reviews that look at some aspect of this issue. Papers should follow the guidelines on JMLA’s Information for Authors website at www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/jmlainfo.html. ln addition to describing the application used, case studies should include a discussion of alternatives considered, data that supports an evaluation of the projects’ success in meeting stated goals, and a section on “lessons learned” that will aid other libraries who may be considering a similar application.

To appear in this issue, scheduled for January 2012, papers should be received no later than May 10, 2011. If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact Susan Starr, Editor, JMLA at jmlaeditorbox@gmail.com.