Wednesday, December 22, 2010

call for papers, call for posters

Call for papers and posters for IFLA 2011, 13-18 August, San Juan, Puerto Rico
is available at http://conference.ifla.org/ifla77/calls-for-papers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Call for snapshot presentations

The 2011 LIR Annual Seminar will take place on Friday March 25th, in Dublin.


Call for snapshot presentations

The Seminar will analyse the current issues surrounding e-books and their use in Irish Libraries, as well as showcasing developments and experiments in the area. In addition, the Seminar will consider the impact of ebooks for Library users and technology.

A number of highly regarded keynote speakers have been confirmed for the day, including Paul Harwood from JISC Collections, and Sarah Thompson & Steve Sharp from York & Leeds Universities.

We would like to invite proposals for snapshots, to give attendees a chance to see how your organisation is embracing the concept of integrating e-books into your Library.

Snapshots presentations will be between 12 – 18 minutes.

Examples of welcome topics include:

• Resource Discovery: how do you source e-books or find out what’s out there?
• Who has an impact in the evaluation process – the library or are acadmics included?
• E-Book Readers – do you use them? Are they the future?
• Incorporating ebooks and their data into your Library systems – processes, problems, successes, observations
• The impact of ebooks on distance learning, assistive technology, the physical library
• Dealing with different purchasing and borrowing models, access entitlements, etc
• Free ebook collections
• Future strategies – does your library have an e-book only policy? Does your Library actively search for e-versions of heavily borrowed material? Has this had an impact on borrowing etc?
The themes are broad, and we will consider other proposals not mentioned above.

Proposals for snapshot presentations should be forwarded to RonĂ¡n Kennedy (ronan.kennedy@nuigalway.ie) by Friday February 25th 2011

Details of previous LIR events, and upcoming workshops can be found at http://lirgroup.heanet.ie/

Monday, December 20, 2010

Continuing Professional Development

Call for Papers
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a strategy to build strong libraries and Library Associations
 The Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), Management of Library Associations (MLAS) Information Technology (IT) and Knowledge Management (KM) are in the process of planning for the Puerto Rico conference to be held in San Juan from August 13-18, 2011.
Within the context of supporting IFLA’S strategic agenda the session will examine the role that CPD plays in the development of strong leaders within libraries and Library Associations and how technology and knowledge management strengthen this strategy.

Please e-mail proposals by January 11, 2011 to Sylvia Piggott at spiggott@sympatico.ca


Proposals should include:

a) Title of proposed presentation
b) Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
c) Name(s) of presenter(s)
d) Position or title of presenter(s)
e) Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
f) E-mail address
g) Telephone/fax numbers
h) Short biographical statement

All proposers will be advised at the end of March 2011 of the outcome of the review and selection of proposals.
The presenters selected for the program at the San Juan conference will be asked to submit a formal paper (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Sections’ websites) no later than May 1, 2011. Papers can be submitted in one of the official IFLA working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.

Librarians as mentors

Call for book chapters

Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students
Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Co-Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing U.S. academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their librarianship know-how by mentoring adults or students: personal, one-on-one contact to further librarianship. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues further the profession.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, up to 3 co-authors/one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation; 3,000-4,000 words.

Possible topics: mentoring adults with/without a library degree; mentoring grade school, high school, undergrad, grad, doctoral students; mentoring long distance; lesson plans; technology tools; networking; classroom teaching; career workshops and conferences; time investment; job marketing; academic.
For a Go Ahead, please e-mail 2 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by January 30, 2011 and a brief bio. You will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place MENTORS/Your Name on the subject line: smallwood@tm.net

Preserving Local Writers

Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials


Call for book chapters
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Chapters sought for an anthology by librarians who've worked with historical societies in preserving local history, newspaper preservation, managed manuscript/book collections of local authors, photography collections, kept student oral and written interviews, and have done/are doing related activities. Tips needed on overcoming liability and invasion of privacy issues, what to save, ways to preserve local material for current and future generations. Librarians are often the last chance important aspects of local culture have of being conserved.

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.

Please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by January 30, 2011 with a short bio. You will be contacted which topics will fit. Kindly place, PRESERVING/Your Name, on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

Next Generation Learning Landscapes, Next Generation Learners

Special issue call for papers from Reference Services Review


Next Generation Learning Landscapes, Next Generation Learners

Reference Services Review (RSR) is seeking authors to write on the theme of learning landscapes and the new reality. The theme issue - - Volume 39 Number 3, will be published in August 2011. Completed manuscripts will be due by April 1, 2011. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on major and/or minor revisions in late April and early May 2011.

The journal is pre-published through Emerald EarlyCite http://www.emeraldinsight.com/authors/writing/earlycite.htm?PHPSESSID=2rl81bpeu186f25o4og6j29p61
and issues are made available before the official publication date. More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rsr.htm
Learning Landscapes encompass the physical and virtual spaces where today’s library users encounter information and learn to use it effectively.

Send expressions of interest, proposals, abstracts or inquiries to:
Margy MacMillan: MMacMillan@mtroyal.ca
or
Sarah Barbara Watstein: watsteins@uncw.edu.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Continuing professional development

Dear all,


The Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section of IFLA, invites proposals for their sessions in San Juan, Puerto Rico:

Weaving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) into every library organization in difficult financial times
and

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a strategy to build strong libraries and Library Associations
See http://www.ifla.org/en/cpdwl/conferences for details on how to submit.
Accepted papers may also be selected for publication in IFLA Journal, or an Emerald journal. Emerald journal articles which originate from IFLA conferences will become open access nine months after publication in the journal. See http://www.emeraldinsight.com/about/news/story.htm?id=2845 for details of the 2009 conference papers which have been made free of the payment barrier.
Thanks and best wishes
Eileen Breen
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 777700
emailto:ebreen@emeraldinsight.com

Thursday, December 2, 2010

problem-based learning

Dear colleague



Please note that the call for papers for the Facilitate PBL Conference - *‘*
*Problem Based Learning (PBL): Today & Tomorrow’ * is now open. The
deadline for proposals is *January 14th, 2011. *Applicants will be
notified of the outcome of review process by February 7th, 2011.
Click here for details http://www.facilitate.ie/?id=62**
For further information regarding the conference, please email us on
info@facilitate.ie
Kind regards
Alison
Dr Alison Farrell
Co-chair, Facilitate

Linda King
AISHE Administrator
NUI Maynooth

learning landscapes

Special issue call for papers from Reference Services Review
Reference Services Review (RSR) is seeking authors to write on the theme of learning landscapes and the new reality. The theme issue - - Volume 39 Number 3, will be published in August 2011. Completed manuscripts will be due by April 1, 2011. Manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on major and/or minor revisions in late April and early May 2011.

More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rsr.htm

Learning Landscapes encompass the physical and virtual spaces where today’s library users encounter information and learn to use it effectively.

Papers might focus on
 The interplay of physical and virtual learning landscapes and what this means for teaching, reference, collaboration, and management – new learners, new faculty, and new roles;

The impact of library/information commons’ spaces on learning, service design and delivery, collections, and library administration – planning, implementation, assessment, re-examination and evolution;

Research on user expectations, needs and perceptions as next generation users interact with next generation information environments – what do library staff need to know to meet their needs?
Other aspects of learning, working and researching at the intersection of place and placelessness where libraries exist in the digital age.

Send expressions of interest, proposals, abstracts or inquiries to:
Margy MacMillan: MMacMillan@mtroyal.ca
or
Sarah Barbara Watstein: watsteins@uncw.edu.