Tuesday, October 18, 2011

call for papers

We have the great pleasure in announcing that in 2012 the CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference will head back north of the border and take place in Glasgow. We would like to thank everyone who submitted suggestions for the location of next year's conference, Glasgow was a popular choice and we have decided to return to Scotland for the first time since 2002.

The exact venue will be announced shortly once the contracts have been signed but it is anticipated that the conference will take place on the 12th and 13th July 2012.

We are now inviting people to submit abstracts for this conference, using the procedure set out below. The theme for the conference will be: Health libraries under the microscope: perfecting your formula
The conference will seek to examine the current state of health librarianship in all sectors and to enable delegates to find the right formula for their setting in the future but in order to do this, we need your help. A conference is only as good as the abstracts submitted to it and so we would encourage you to consider what you could share with the your colleagues to help health librarianship go from strength to strength.

While we would encourage you to submit abstracts on any topic, we are giving 4 suggested strands as a starting point. These strands continue the scientific nature of the main theme but we want to make clear we are not expecting or insisting on a scientific feel to papers. The strands are:

- Anatomy of evidence-based practice

- Biology of library and information services

- Chemistry of collaboration and networking

- Physics of information technology use
For this conference, we are changing the way that abstracts are to be submitted. Please submit them using the online form that can be found at this URL: http://www.uhl-library.nhs.uk/hlg2012

We are also setting a deadline for abstract submissions. That deadline is the 30th November. All submissions will be acknowledged and we will try inform everyone of the outcome of their applications by the 31st December.
Use of the web form is the only way that abstracts can be considered for inclusion on the programme for HLG 2012, but other queries about the conference can be sent to the conference team by email: pip.divall@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or stuart.glover@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
We have also set up a conference blog (http://hlg2012.blogspot.com) which also contains details of the other ways that you can keep up-to-date on the latest conference news, and we are intending to make plenty of announcements in the weeks ahead so please use your preferred method to keep yourself informed.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about HLG 2012 and we look forward to receiving your abstracts soon.
Pip Divall, Conference Director

Stuart Glover, Programme Lead

HLG 2012

Monday, October 17, 2011

call for papers

Relay is the journal of the CILIP University College and Research Group.

Editor Helen Westmancoat is currently seeking articles for the next issue due late 2011, and for subsequent issues. If you are working on something currently that you'd like to publish about, please get in touch.

This is also a reminder that if you have already been approached but not yet submitted anything, then please let me have your submission. This can be sent to me as a Word document, or if you contact me I can give you a login for the journal website.

Deadline for submissions is 30 November 2011

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

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


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Call for Case Studies

The Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Seminar, Friday 24th February 2012.

Proposals should be a maximum of 300 words. Deadline: Monday 24th October 2011.

Email submissions to: aslsectionevents@gmail.com

(Please include A&SL Annual Seminar Proposals in the subject line)

Successful submissions will be notified by Monday 7th November 2011.

We are looking for four case studies on the theme of:

“Unlocking the potential: Innovative approaches in library service delivery”

Submissions welcome from within the island of Ireland.

Case studies should be practically based and no longer than 20 mins with 10 mins for questions. Presenters will also be required to participate in a panel Q&A.

Themes (please note these are suggested themes and the list below is not intended to be comprehensive).

Web 2.0

Mobile technology

Resource Discovery

Federated Search



Search and Discovery

Social media

Usage stats

Librarians/information professionals coping with change driven by technology, economics, user expectations

Marie G. Cullen


Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

call for presentations, posters, workshops

Call for presentations, posters, workshop

If you are involved in infomation literacy, why not submit proposals for presenting at the "Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning IFLA Satellite Conference" in Tampere, Finland – August 8, 9, and 10, 2012?. It is being sponsored by IFLA’s Continuing Professional Education and Workplace Learning and Information Literacy Section

The satellite conference will be held immediately prior to the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, August 2012. Proposals for presentations (including research reports, smaller scale interactive roundtable discussions, train-the-trainer sessions, workshops, and poster sessions) are invited. Some proposals will be considered for publication in the proceedings, which will be distributed at the Satellite Meeting.

General Themes include strategies for designing and implementing a professional development information literacy program for librarians. Proposals are also invited that detail success stories/ lessons learned and explore information literacy from outside the box.

More information on themes and how to submit proposals can be found at: