Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seminar on Getting Published

Follow The Librarian as Academic Writer: A Seminar on Getting published tomorrow 24th February
on Twitter.
Hash tags - ANLTC

Friday, February 18, 2011

call for posters

The Organising Committee of the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7) is welcoming poster submissions for the Workshop to be held at the University of Geneva on 22-24 June 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2011.

Please consult the Workshop website for more information:

Posters are invited on projects directly related to the themes of the workshop and decisions on acceptance will be communicated on an ongoing basis and no later than the end of April. Further information is found under the Posters link on the webpage:

David Prosser
On behalf of the Organising Committee


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

call for papers

From: Lee Welch

Dear all,

April's inCite is the leadership issue. This is your chance to
contribute your thoughts and experiences on leadership - the good, the
bad and your tips on the 'how to'.
Leadership isn't just having the job title, true leadership is about
articulating a vision and bringing the team along with you to realise
that vision.

Who do you consider to be a true leader in our profession? Why? Do we
need more of them?
Have you undertaken leadership training? Did it help?
What kind of leader are you?
Is there an aspect of leadership you want to learn more about? (let us
know, we will seek out someone to write about it)
Want to contribute? Check out the contribution guidelines at, sharpen up
your keyboard and get to it. 400-600 words is all that stands between

you and the reading public...
Deadline for copy is March 1. Please send contributions to

Lee Welch
Acting Publishing Manager
Australian Library and Information Association
9-11 Napier Close Deakin ACT 2600


Friday, February 11, 2011

Call for snapshot presentations

E-books: Caressing The Divine Details

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

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.

*Once again this is an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative and interesting developments in your organisation*
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 ( by Friday February 25th 2011

Details of previous LIR events, and upcoming workshops can be found at

Thursday, February 10, 2011

call for presentations

2011 IGeLU Conference


Call for Presentations and Posters


One of the great benefits of IGeLU membership and annual conference attendance is the sharing of user experiences among the membership, generating ideas and learning innovative practices. User presentations contribute significantly to this, and create a programme that is more than just about Ex Libris products – it’s about how they are used!! and – its about the Users!!

IGeLU invites you to submit proposals for presentations and poster sessions at its 6th annual conference in Haifa, Israel. The conference will take place from 11-13 September. Information and links are on the IGeLU website
Topics: Proposals may cover any of the Ex Libris products, the interactions between them, and their interoperation with other systems. We are interested in users’ experiences of Aleph, ARC, Voyager, SFX, bX, MetaLib, Verde, DigiTool, Rosetta and Primo and the Primo Central index. Proposals may also cover topics that relate to the wider development of library and information systems within the context of Ex Libris products. For example:

Innovative use of products
Integration of products with each other or with external systems
Innovative creation of mobile and hand-held applications
Experiences of latest releases of products
Experiences with new products, e.g., bX, Primo, Rosetta
Authentication and authorization, e.g., PDS, Single Sign On, Shibboleth
Optimising systems and maximising resources
Work of IGeLU Focus Groups
Usability/accessibility of interfaces
Consortia issues

Follow up on ideas from last year’s meeting:

Guidelines to help you:
For Presentations:
For Posters:
Online Presentation / Poster proposal submission form:


call for presentations

11th Annual Brick and Click Libraries

Friday, November 4, 2011

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

Submit your proposal(s) by March 7, 2011 using the following link(s):

50-minute presentation:

10-minute presentation:

"Brick and Click" is a one-day symposium of practical relevance to directors, librarians and paraprofessionals supporting traditional and online resources/services for academic library users. The annual symposium has been hosted by Northwest Missouri State University since its inception in 2001.

Presenter Benefits:

Presenters receive a reduced registration fee ($100) to the symposium and an opportunity to publish a paper in the symposium proceedings. Presentation opportunities include a 50 minute session, and/or a 10-minute “Lightning Round” presentation. For more information, visit: Topics suggested from the 2010 evaluation forms include: consortial purchasing, budget, embedded librarianship, RDA nuts & bolts, learning commons, mobile web, iPad applications, and reference trends. Sample topics are available at

If you have questions about presentation proposals, please e-mail Kathy Hart at:

call for presentations

Internet Librarian International 2011
Navigating the New Normal - Strategies for Success

27 & 28 October, London 2011

Submissions deadline 8 April

Internet Librarian International 2011 seeks dynamic, expert speakers from all types of libraries - public, academic, commercial or government - as well as those outside a traditional library setting, such as web designers, content evaluators, portal creators, 'shambrarians', systems professionals and independent researchers to share your experiences aboout information services in this new normal environment.
What strategies have been successful?
What have you done to re-think and revitalise your information department, library or organisation?
Share your success stories and tell us what lessons you learnedd if things didn't turn out as expected.
Visit the website for a wide range of suggested topics under the following themes:

Resource Management
Managing in the new normal future
Using the internet for research and reference
Web design
Innovative projects, services and tools

Submit your ideas at The deadline for submissions is 8 April 2011.