Monday, August 20, 2012

call for papers

Call for papers for the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in Istanbul next year.

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
October 22-25, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 22-25 October 2013.

ECIL is an international conference supported by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Information Literacy Section of IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy.

Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.

Aim & Scope

Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.


Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

* Information literacy and lifelong learning

* Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators, etc.)

Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

call for papers, assessment

Proving Value and Improving Practice: Assessment Strategies for the Small Academic Library

College & Undergraduate Libraries invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing how smaller academic libraries are documenting their contribution to institutional effectiveness in student learning, engagement, and retention, as well as faculty teaching and research, and using the data to spur improvements. As institutions of higher education have responded to calls for accountability with assessment, libraries have also taken up the challenge, aided by ACRL publications like the Value of Academic Libraries report (2010) and Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (2011).

The issue will be co-edited by Jill Gremmels, Davidson College,, and Christopher Millson-Martula, Lynchburg College,

In their articles, authors should focus on writing about concerns, challenges, and successes of assessment. Authors are invited to submit articles/proposals for articles such as:

• Theoretical, philosophical, or ideological discussions on assessment

• Opinion or position paper on the impact of assessment on libraries and their users

• Case studies of library projects and initiatives

• Research studies on assessment results and libraries' uses of those results

Proposals from librarians and faculty or other partners, both individually and as teams, are welcome. Proposals should consist of an abstract of 500 words and up to six keywords describing the articles together with all author contact information. Articles should run at least 20 double-spaced pages in length.

Please submit proposals to Jill Gremmels,, by September 15, 2012. Questions can be directed to either of the editors.
For more information about College & Undergraduate Libraries, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal's webpage:

Monday, August 13, 2012

call for papers

Journal call for papers from Library Hi Tech News

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN), is actively seeking submissions.
LHTN is an established (1984+) print and online monthly journal that quickly publishes articles of interest
to our international readership. The journal's major focus is on developments in library technology.

Although not formally peer reviewed, LHTN is indexed in Library and Information Science Abstracts
(LISA), Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Scopus, INSPEC, Current Index
to Journals in Education and others.
Published by Emerald Publishing Group, LHTN is interested in articles of varying lengths, reports from
relevant conferences, and case studies of library use of technology. The editors will work with authors that
are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of IT in
libraries.  Readersconsider LHTN the source to hear whats coming next in terms of technology development for academic and
public libraries.

Submissions particularly welcome in the following areas (for example):

ï‚· New Web Browsers/Search Engines

ï‚· Virtual Reference/Pilots/Experiments

ï‚· Library Uses of Skype/VOIP

ï‚· Integrated Library Systems (ILSs) and ILMS

ï‚· Blogging

ï‚· Discovery Tools/Federated Search

ï‚· Library Mobile Applications

ï‚· EContent/Ebooks/Digital Collections

ï‚· Social Networks/Collaboration

ï‚· Virtual Worlds

ï‚· Instructional Technology

ï‚· Content Management Systems

ï‚· Library as Publisher

ï‚· Twitter Applications for Libraries

ï‚· Gaming and Simulations

ï‚· Digital Textbooks

ï‚· New Library Learning Spaces

ï‚· Digital Preservation/Data Curation

ï‚· Virtual Conferencing

ï‚· Citation Managers

ï‚· Digital Video

ï‚· Technology for Library Users with Disabilities

ï‚· LibGuides and similar products

ï‚· Data Visualization

ï‚· EScience/EResearch/Cyberinfrastructure

ï‚· Open Source Software

ï‚· Cloud Computing

ï‚· Metadata and Tagging

ï‚· Crowdsourcing

ï‚· Web analytics tools

ï‚· Web 3.0 and the semantic web

For a free sample issue, please see:

We look forward to hearing your ideas, and to reading your submissions for LHTN.

Thank you very much,

Martin Kesselman and Laura Bowering Mullen, Co-Editors of LHTN,
Laura Bowering Mullen