Monday, November 22, 2010

LIS research

Replies to Maria Grant at Salford University: M .J.Grant@SALFORD.AC.UK

Dear All,

At the March HEALER meeting a proposal for a LIS research handbook was shared with the network. The overwhelming recommendation of those present was to broaden the proposal beyond health in order to widen its appeal; this view has since received support from the publishers Facet Publishing.
Barbara, Hannah and I are now in the process of finalising the list of prospective authors and wish to identify more LIS practitioner researchers to contribute to the handbook. Whilst the overarching structure of the handbook is still based on - and acknowledges - the HEALER research toolkit we are looking to include LIS practitioner researchers beyond the worlds of academia/health/UK.
On this basis, we would welcome your suggestions of LIS practitioner researchers to either write, or co-write, some of the book chapters outlined below:

Chapter 1: What is Research?
Chapter 2: Building Confidence in Doing Research
Chapter 3: Asking the Research Question
Chapter 4: Writing the Research Plan
Chapter 5: Ethics and Best Practice
Chapter 6: Reviewing Literature
Chapter 7: Qualitative Research
Chapter 8: Quantitative Research
Chapter 9: Data Analysis
Chapter 10: Tools for Doing Research
Chapter 11: Writing the Research
Chapter 12: What Next? Applying Research to Practice
Chapter 13: Disseminating the Research

Please note that at this stage we are simply gathering together a list of potential authors; please do not make any firm offers to potential contributing authors!
All suggestions gratefully received

With many thanks.

Maria J Grant, Research Fellow (Information)

Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Research

University of Salford, Salford M6 6PU

Tel: 0161 295 6423 Fax: 0161 295 2241 Twitter:

CNMR Web Site:

Want to Collaborate?

Editor, Health Information and Libraries Journal (Impact Factor: 1.521):

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Call for papers, posters, workshops
Call for 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011) at 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens Greece.
Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research.
Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
Advocacy, networking and influencing: methodologies for building the evidence base in library and information services (LIS)
Balanced Scorecard tools in libraries

Change of Libraries and the Managerial Techniques
Conceptual and Organizational Perspectives of Knowledge Communication,
Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories  
Development of new metrics
Distance learning and the role of the library
E-Learning and the contribution of the libraries, archives and museums
Financial Management for Excellence
Human resources management
Information and Knowledge Services
Information literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and lifelong learning
Innovative management
Intercultural management
Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications 
Knowledge  management concept and technology,
Knowledge mining
Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
Library management and marketing

Library statistics
Open Access and Open Source 
Performance Measurement and Competitiveness
Publishing Models, Processes and Systems
Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies

Re-engineering change in higher education
Resource development policy
Scholarly Information and the new communication technologies

Strategic management
Team building and management

Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool for development
Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
User education

Special Sessions – Workshops
You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description to the Conference Committee at: or from the electronic submission at the web page:
You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the following sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page
Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways
a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words); and
c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words).

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page:
The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines
All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).
Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus
Library, Deputy Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

Monday, November 15, 2010

Knowledge Organisation

Call for Papers

This is to remind you that proposals must be submitted by November 30th 2010 at the latest for the second biennial conference of the UK Chapter of ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization). For further information and submission, please visit:

Friday, November 12, 2010

learning spaces

Call for Proposals
Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 - ‘Learning Under Living Skies’ June 1-3, 2011
Regina, Saskatchewan

The tri-institutional WILU Committee from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2011. We are very pleased and excited to bring WILU to our province – for the first time ever!

Suggested Topics:
Learning Spaces. Tell us about where learning takes place.
Who Learns? Tell us about who learns from you.
Today’s Tools. Tell us about the tools you use.
Why Teach? Tell us what motivates you to educate others.
Session Types:
Session Presentation

45-minute sessions, preferably grounded in formal research or applied practice, which include a 35-minute presentation and 10-minute discussion or question period.
Lightning Strike Session (with a Display Poster)

5-minute "quick hit" presentations on any topic related to information literacy or library instruction. A poster must accompany the presentation to create a lightning strike display circuit for all attendees.
Hands-on Tools

45-minute or 90-minute computer lab sessions where participants can interact with various online or electronic tools. There are four 24-seat computer labs available for WILU 2011. Other smaller computer labs are available as needed.
Please submit proposals by December 17, 2010 through the online PDF submission form (you may also submit your proposal directly by email following these instructions).
The primary contact on the proposal will be notified by the end of January 2011 as to whether or not the proposal has been accepted for presentation. Note: proposals will only be reviewed by the committee after all information regarding the presenter’s name and institution has been excluded.
Questions? Please contact the WILU Program Committee,

Clinical librarianship

Call for Papers/workshops

The 5th International Clinical Conference is taking place at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on 13th &14th June 2011. Our confirmed key note speaker will be Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal.
To submit an abstract on any aspect of Clinical Librarianship for potential inclusion at the conference, please visit our conference website:

We are taking submissions for both presentations and workshops.
Abstracts submissions begins: 11 October 2010

Deadline for submission:31 December 2010

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 31 January 2010

Deadline for confirmation of author participation: 15 February 2011
Kind regards

Pip Divall MA, Dip HSR, MCLIP

Clinical Librarian

Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Management; Cardiorespiratory; Gastroenterology; Musculoskeletal; Stroke; Surgical Services


Education Centre Library

Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Rd



Tel: 0116 2588124

Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone

Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone


Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS:

Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

An Educational Guide to the National Park System, Scarecrow Press, 1989

Others by ALA, Peter Lang, Linworth, McFarland, Libraries Unlimited

Co-Editor: Melissa J. Clapp, MLS:

Coordinator of Instruction & Outreach at Humanities & Social Sciences Library West; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; previously solo evening and weekend library supervisor; one of two librarians at Carson Long Military Institute for Boys, Pennsylvania.

Contributor, Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (ALA Editions, 2010).

Foreword: Dr. Beth M. Sheppard, Director of the United Library at Garrett-Evangelical and Seabury-Western Theological Seminaries in Evanston, Illinois

Afterword: Val Nye, Library Manager, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, co-editor of Postmarked Milledgeville: Flannery O'Connor's Correspondence in Archives and Library Collections.


Chapters sought from special, school, public, academic librarians, LIS professionals about managing a library alone.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings, written by one author. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Possible topics: Time Management, Solo Security Issues, Library Boards, Media Strategies, Manuals and Policies, Legal Concerns, Annual Reports, Useful Software, Problem Patrons, Public Relations, Bidding, Networking, Professional Growth, Websites, Library Use Instruction, Managing Volunteers, Children’s Activities.

To avoid duplication, please e-mail 3 topics described separately in 3 sentences by December 30, 2010 with a 75-90 word bio. You will be contacted which of your topics will work. Kindly place, SOLO/Your Name, on the subject line to: