Monday, November 22, 2010
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: http://twitter.com/mariajgrant
CNMR Web Site: http://www.nursing.salford.ac.uk/research/
Want to Collaborate? http://www.seek.salford.ac.uk/profiles/MGRANT.jsp
Editor, Health Information and Libraries Journal (Impact Factor: 1.521): http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/hilj
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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
Knowledge Based Systems and their Applications
Knowledge management concept and technology,
Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
Library management and marketing
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
Team building and management
Technology in the Communication: an interactive tool for development
Technology transfer and Innovation in library management
The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html
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
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: http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/index.htm
Friday, November 12, 2010
Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2011 - ‘Learning Under Living Skies’ June 1-3, 2011
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!
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.
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.
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, WILU2011@uregina.ca
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: http://conference.euhl.org.uk/
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
Pip Divall MA, Dip HSR, MCLIP
Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Management; Cardiorespiratory; Gastroenterology; Musculoskeletal; Stroke; Surgical Services
UHL NHS Trust
Education Centre Library
Leicester General Hospital
Tel: 0116 2588124
Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Co-Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS:
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
An Educational Guide to the National Park System, Scarecrow Press, 1989 http://www.scarecrowpress.com/Catalog/Flyer2.shtml?SKU=0810821370
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). http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774
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: firstname.lastname@example.org