Monday, January 22, 2018

CFP: 2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) - May 2018, Austin Texas

2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Call for Proposals

Exploring Perspectives at the 2018 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

We’re planning an exciting program for The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) 2018, and we’d love your help.  If you have a project or topic that Explores Perspectives, we invite you to submit a proposal by January 29, 2018.

2018 TCDL Theme

This year’s theme, Exploring Perspectives, seeks to spotlight underrepresented and under acknowledged communities, voices, and points of view relating to digital outputs. The program committee additionally solicits traditional TCDL-addressed topics such as discussions, presentations, or work on any step in the life-cycle of digital projects or the development of software and applications in the digital library world.

Sessions can take a number of forms, including:
·         Presentations: (25-minutes)
·         Panels: (60-minute or 80-minute)
·         24x7 Presentations: (24 slides in 7 minutes)
·         Posters
·         Workshops or Tutorials
·         Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Important Information
·         September 22Call for Proposals
·         January 29 : Deadline for all conference proposals
·         March 16Notification of acceptance
·         April 6Early-bird registration deadline
·         Conference Dates: May 15-17, 2018  @Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas

How to submit
Visit our 
Call for Proposals website to get started and submit here when you’re ready. The proposal deadline is January 29, 2018.

Complete proposals must include a title, abstract (no more than 500 words), and information for each speaker (name, title, institution, brief bio, and email address).

Friday, January 19, 2018

Call for Proposals: Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning (Washington DC - August 2018)

Call for Proposals: Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning

Critically Engaged Librarianship:
Exploring Service Learning and Community Involvement
August 9-10, 2018
American University, Washington, D.C.

Join us for the 2018 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning!

Conference Focus:

The intended community for this colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships among academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals, and community partners. The colloquium is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning. Students who participated in service learning or community engagement projects are encouraged to attend and submit proposals.

The planning committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of libraries and service learning/community involvement.

Session topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • The Student Experience: Student engagement/career readiness; student learning outcomes/ ACRL Information Literacy Frames; 
  • Case Studies: Service-learning throughout the disciplines; innovative programs/collaborations; international service learning (international contexts and/or international students) 
  • Community Partners: Libraries and community outreach/reciprocal partnerships; impact of service learning on the community; ensuring or maximizing community benefit. Communities are defined as the campus community, local community, or global community 
  • Program Development: Curriculum mapping for service learning courses; setting strategic planning and priorities in the engaged library 
  • Assessment: Assessing programs, courses, or initiatives; service learning in university accreditation; impact on student retention; demonstrating the library’s value 
  • Research: Action research; engaged scholarship; intersection of critical librarianship and/or critical information literacy and service learning; archiving of service learning products 
  • Session length: 45 minutes 
  • Requirements: Written paper or designed activity to report the results of research, present a case study, or facilitate an active learning session related to libraries and service learning. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Presenters are encouraged to supply virtual handouts or other materials as appropriate. 
  • Of particular interest are interactive sessions and sessions co-presented by any combination of librarians, teaching faculty, community engagement coordinators, students, and/or community partners. 
  • Presentation proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the session, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s). 

  • Session length: 45 minutes. Posters will be on display throughout the conference with 45 minutes dedicated for staffing by author. 
  • Requirements: Innovative case studies, practical solutions/models, and research-based projects, or any other presentation that would benefit the service learning library community are all encouraged. Minimum size 24 x 36 inches. 
  • Poster proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the poster, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s). 

Lightning Round:
  • Session length: 5-7 minutes. Lightning Round proposals will be grouped by theme if needed. 
  • Requirements: Short overview of an innovative service learning project, description of successful engagement with the community, or other examples of engaged librarianship. 
  • Lightning Round proposals should include the name of the presenter, the title of the session, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter. 
Submissions are due by March 9. Notifications will occur by late March.

Details on the conference submission form here.

Please note: You will need to create a profile in order to submit a proposal. The account creation process is quick and easy, you will need an email address and will be prompted to create a password..


Contact Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, Santa Clara University at

Inaugural Business Librarian Online Conference (TBD - Spring 2018)

We are launching the inaugural interactive, online conference for librarians working with business, which will take place in Mid-May. This unique conference departs from the traditional format consisting of sitting and watching a webinar in a room with your colleagues. The Business Librarian Online Conference will utilize the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra platform that allows participates to move between virtual rooms to view a variety of posters while asking questions of the poster presenters; meet and talk with other librarians from your library subgroup (academic, corporate, or public); and learn from and share with your fellow librarians presenting more traditional panels and lightning talks. No need to download anything on your computer. Participate via microphone or telephone and use a webcam on a personal computer for the full experience. 

Please join us making the Business Librarian Online Conference a historic and successful event.  We are looking for a variety of presenters and participants.  Please complete the survey to join the movement and spread the word by Friday, March 16th


Business Librarian Online Conference Planning Committee

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CFP: Discovery to Delivery VIII (Indiana Libraries Resource‐Sharing Conference - May 11, 2018 - Indianapolis, Indiana)

Discovery to Delivery VIII conference, hosted by the Academic Libraries of Indiana and the Indiana State Library, is a free one-day resource sharing conference that is open to all Indiana Libraries.  This year’s theme will be The Bigger Picture: Resource Sharing with a Broader Brush!

This year’s conference will be held on May 11, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm ET at the Indiana State Library located at 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

[CALL FOR  PROPOSALS]:  Indiana Libraries Resource‐Sharing Conference
    Submission Deadline: 3 PM (EST) Friday, March 2, 2018
    If you are interested in developing and sharing a presentation, please complete and submit the proposal form located on our D2D website.  Previous years have proven the most well-received presentations are from peer libraries, please share your successes and challenges with your colleagues! This year’s theme is all about thinking about resource sharing as part of the bigger picture.  Not just Interlibrary loan of materials, but sessions about sharing expertise, information, access, and other platforms are encouraged.  
    Presentations should be approximately 30-35 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes at the end of each session for questions and discussion.
    Suggested Proposal Topics:
  • INSPIRE (20th anniversary in 2018)
  • Acquisitions
  • Collaborations      
  • Best Practices           
  • Copyright     
  • Customer Service
  • E-books
  • E-Resources Licensing
  • Evergreen Indiana
  • Marketing
  • Open Access
  • Patron-Driven Services
  • Professional Development
  • Scholarly Communications
  • SRCS
  • Statistics

   The conference is open to all Indiana libraries, and the audience will include attendees from academic, public, school and special libraries.  Presentations from peer libraries are well-received at these conferences.  Please indicate in your program description whether your presentation targets a specific or general audience.
Proposals are due Friday, March 2 by 3:00 PM Eastern.

Michelle Bradley
Manager, Member Engagement
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Call for Online Programs: ACRL University Libraries Section

The ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee is charged with supporting the continued development of ULS members by providing professional development opportunities, mostly through online programming. The ULS Professional Development Committee is committed to providing programs on a wide array of topics and in various formats to support academic librarians. The committee is now accepting proposals for online programs. Programs are generally an hour in length and can take a wide variety of formats and can be on any topic of interest to academic libraries.

To submit a proposal, complete the online form available here:

Please send any questions to the Professional Development Committee chair Jason Martin (

Jason Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State University

CFP: Journal of Library and Information Service in Distance Learning

The Journal of Library and Information Service in Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.  The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students. Articles must be related to providing library services/information to distance learners/faculty. Topics can include but are not limited to:
  • Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
  • Information literacy
  • Instructional service techniques
  • Information delivery
  • Reference services
  • Document delivery
  • Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, this journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the “Guide for ScholarOne Authors” at before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided at receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via

In addition, JLISDL has just been moved to the iFirst workflow, which will enable us to produce and publish papers online in advance of issues that are final in all respects except for pagination. Once an article is accepted for publications and all edits have been submitted, the articles will appear in a "Latest articles" list on the journal's webpage. They will be identical to the print edition in every way except that they will lack final pagination. Authors can still cite articles using their DOI number and year of publication. The “Latest articles” section can be found on JLISDL’s Taylor & Francis Online page on the left side menu. Once articles are selected for issues, the final version that publishes (with page numbers) will replace this iFirst version, and the article will appear in the issue with all other contents of that issue.

Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

Inquiries and questions are welcome and can be sent directly to the editor, Jodi Poe, at

Jodi W. Poe, Editor
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Professor & Head of Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CFP: STS Forum Research Papers and Posters - ALA Annual (New Orleans, LA - June 2018)

The Research Committee of the ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting its Annual Research Forum (Sunday, June 24, 2018) and Poster Session (Sunday, June 24, 2018) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The Research Forum and Poster Session provide an excellent opportunity to share a wide range of research projects relevant to science and technology librarianship.

Submissions for the paper and poster presentations are selected based on the quality of the abstract and the demonstration of significant progress toward completing the research project by June 2018. Your submission should include:
  • brief background information about your project, 
  • the research question or problem that drove your project, 
  • the methods used, 
  • your findings and a brief discussion that includes the impact of your project. 
Your proposal should total no more than 250 words. Because this is a blind review process, be sure to include your name, institution, phone, and email addresses of all participants (not part of word count) separate from your abstract (the form has separate fields for these items).

Please submit your proposal via this form:

Submission Categories:

  • Research Forum Featured Paper Presentation. The Featured Paper Presentation is 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a thoughtful 10-minute critique from a guest commentator, who will offer suggestions on how to prepare the paper for publication. Proposals should reflect research that has been completed or initiatives that have already been implemented. At a minimum, significant progress should have been made toward completion or implementation.
  • Research Forum Short Paper Presentations. Short Papers are 10 minutes in length and will be followed by a thoughtful 5-minute critique from a guest commentator, who will offer suggestions on how to prepare the paper for publication or generate additional ideas that will move the paper forward. Proposals should reflect research or initiatives that have been completed or are currently in progress.
  • Poster Presentations. Posters should cover research endeavors or practitioner projects that enhance science and technology librarianship. Proposals should provide useful and practical findings, and describe opportunities for discussion with participants.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Friday, February 23, 2018. Submissions are selected by the STS Research Committee. The Committee adheres to mentoring principles and a “blind” review process to select proposals. We strongly encourage you to remove any identifying information in your proposal prior to submission; otherwise, the STS Research Committee co-chairs will take responsibility for removing identifying information, which may unintentionally alter the text of your submission.

Acceptance of proposals reflects a commitment by the author(s) to present at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Travel support from STS is not available. Specific logistical details will follow upon acceptance. Please submit your proposal via this form:

If you have any questions, please ask the STS Research Committee co-chairs:

CFP: LACUNY Institute 2018: Librarianship in Challenging Times: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom, Democracy, and Equity (NYC May 2018)

Call for Proposals
LACUNY Institute 2018: Librarianship in Challenging Times: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom, Democracy, and Equity

Friday May 11, 2018 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY)

Submission Deadline: Friday February 16, 2018
Poster session deadline: Friday March 2, 2018Submission Form:
Web Site

The LACUNY Institute is an annual, one-day conference open to LIS professionals, students, and the general public. It is organized by the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY), and although geared to academic librarians, it strives to have broad relevance to the profession. 
In a time of a polarized political climate, economic uncertainty, and social inequity, how can libraries actively support themselves and their communities? How can we advocate for ourselves and for communities we serve? What is our role in upholding democratic values of intellectual freedom, free speech, and free expression? How can we resist fascism, misinformation, and censorship? How can libraries foster inclusivity and empower the disenfranchised?
We invite proposals addressing this year’s conference theme, Librarianship in Challenging Times: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom, Democracy, and Equity.

Example topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The librarian as advocate  
  •  Inclusive librarianship
  • The role of technology in upholding library values
  •  The politicization of (mis)information
  • Digital privacy
  •  Intellectual freedom
  • Censorship
Types of proposals:
  • Panel discussion (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  • Interactive presentation (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  • Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  • Poster sessions
Please submit proposals by February 16, 2018
Submission Form :

Questions may be directed to the 2018 LACUNY Institute Co-Chairs Mark Aaron Polger, or Junior Tidal at   

Thank you!
LACUNY Institute 2018 Planning Committee

Monday, January 08, 2018

CFP: HEAd'18 - 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (June 20 - 22, 2018. Valencia, Spain)

HEAd'18: Call for Papers
4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances
June 20 - 22, 2018. Valencia, Spain
twitter: @headconf

After the great success of the previous HEAd conferences, which received submissions from 51 countries, we are pleased to announce the Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'18). This conference is an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems.

The HEAd'18 conference will be held on June 20-22, 2018 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), which has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017.

Topics of interest
The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate applied and empirical findings of interest to higher education professionals. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Innovative materials and new tools for teaching
  • Teaching and learning experiences
  • Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning)
  • Evaluation and assessment of student learning
  • Emerging technologies in learning (e.g., MOOC, OER, gamification)
  • Experiences outside the classroom (e.g., practicums, mobility)
  • New teaching/learning theories and models
  • Globalization in education and education reforms
  • Education economics
  • Learning for employment
  • Education accreditation, quality and assessment
  • Competency-based learning and skill assessment

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: February 9, 2018
  • Author notification: April 11, 2018
  • Camera ready due: April 30, 2018
  • Conference dates: June 20-22, 2018

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings with a DOI and ISBN number. They will be published in open access by UPV Press and submitted to be indexed in major international bibliographic databases. Previous editions are indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Web of Science Core Collection (former ISI Proceedings).

The Program Committee will select the winners for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the presenting author of the paper must be a full-time student.

Submission guidelines
Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All papers will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Submitted papers must be written in English and should be in PDF format. They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at:

Paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages, incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

HEAd'18 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. This platform provides you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is:

About the venue
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer. More info at:

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote high quality education.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

CFP: Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference (Springfield, IL - Sept 2018)

Call for Proposals Open for Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference in Springfield, IL in September 2018.

  • Submit proposals here: Proposal Submission Form
  • We will be accepting a maximum of TWO proposals per presenter, including individual and group presentations.

  • PRESENTER DISCOUNTS:We will be supplementing registration for those selected to present at conference at a $100 discount per session selected. If presenters are selected to repeat a session, there will be a $150 conference registration discount. For multiple presenters, any conference discount will apply to the lead speaker only. No additional funding will be available for this conference (scholarship are a separate award).

  • DEADLINE: Proposals are due by 5 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Please be sure to keep a copy of your proposal!

  • SELECTION TIMELINE: We hope to have selected presenters notified by March 11, 2018. Please understand that session selection takes time and there is a team of volunteers working outside their day jobs to make this happen but we ask for patience. If the date for presentation selection changes, we will announce that.

  • CONTACT: When you successfully submit a proposal, you should receive a confirmation email with a summary of your submission. If you do not receive confirmation or if you have other questions, please direct them to Jennie Garner, 2018 Program Chair, via email at

Submit proposals here: Proposal Submission Form

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