Friday, October 30, 2015

Call for articles: special issue on cloud and open-source implementations of integrated library systems (ILSs)

_OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) will be publishing a special issue on cloud and open-source implementations of integrated library systems (ILSs).  The editor is looking for articles on all aspects of this topic.  Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article.  Deadline for proposals is November 15, 2015.  Articles would be due to the editor by February 1, 2016.  Any questions and proposal should be directed to the editor, not to this listserv.  Thank you.

Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana  46383

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Call for Speakers for ALA Annual on Gamification

The LITA Game Making proposal for a program at ALA Annual in Orlando, FL has been accepted! We are looking for 4-5 lightning talk presenters (7-10 minutes) on gamification in libraries.

Please email me at if you are interested in presenting a lightning session during our program on gamification in libraries. Tell me your name, job title, your library, contact information, and 1-2 sentences about what you would like to discuss relating to gamification. Our LITA representatives need to know our speaker information on October 31 (this Saturday). So please send me this information either today (Thursday), or tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm EST at the latest.

I'm sorry for the late notice, I just received confirmation that our program was accepted. Thanks for your consideration.

Breanne Kirsch
Chair, Game Making Interest Group

CFP: The Innovative Library Classroom, May 2016 (submission deadline Nov. 19)

The Innovative Library Classroom 2016: Bringing Balance to Our Success 
Preconference workshop and poster sessions on Wednesday, May 11 and Conference on Thursday, May 12, 2016
Radford University, Radford, VA

“What a great conference. The quality of all the presentations was really outstanding. This is really a gem of a conference and outshines many that are larger and more expensive. Well done and thanks for letting me be a part of it."- from 2015 attendee

"Best. Library. Conference. In. The. Universe."- another participant's feedback

We are now accepting proposals for TILC 2016. Although we are open to anything related to innovative teaching, our theme this year is "Bringing balance to our success."  How do we continue to strengthen and grow our information literacy efforts without becoming victims of our success?  When instruction requests increase, how can we handle scalability? What are some strategies to sustain our energy and enthusiasm when teaching the umpteenth class?  Next May, many of our academic calendars will be winding down and it will be a great time to reflect on our approaches to instruction and ways to recharge for fall. 

Proposals are invited for three different session types:
•          Posters (presented at the Wednesday evening social)
•          50-minute presentations
•          7-minute lightning talks

Two levels of review will take place. In the peer review, submissions will be rated for fit for the session type, relevance, and innovativeness.   In addition, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors.  Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion.  Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information. 

Submission deadline: November 19, 2015
Acceptance notification: January 5, 2016
We expect registration costs to be about $35.
Full details and a link to the proposal form are available at:

Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom.  More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CFP - Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2016 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. NMRT members, current LIS students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration.

Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes articles of interest to early career librarians. Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include:

·         Training and mentoring
·         Job searching or hiring
·         Developing leadership and management skills
·         Library instruction and assessment
·         Academic librarian responsibilities: hiring, promotion, and tenure
·         Developing new collections or services

Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Editor at to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope.  NMRT members, current LIS students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit articles for consideration.

Articles should range from 2,000 – 4,000 words and present original research, practitioner-based research, and/or case studies relevant to LIS students or new library professionals. Submissions are accepted throughout the year, but articles received by February 1, 2016 will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2016 issue.

Endnotes also offers book and media reviews. Reviews range from 300 – 500 words. Those interested in reviewing are encouraged to contact the Editor at to be included on the reviewers’ mailing list. Approved reviewers will receive periodic announcements of available books and websites.

Articles published in Endnotes are indexed in Library & Information Science Source.

For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines, please visit


Zara Wilkinson
Chair, NMRT Endnotes Committee

The Active Librarian - Journal Launch & Call for Papers

The Active Librarian has published its first issue! Peer-reviewed and practical, TAL publishes the programs, initiatives, and services of public librarians.  It aims to house the best practices from which librarians can draw inspiration.

In this issue, we focus on teaching in public libraries, although Crystal Trice (Washington County Cooperative) discusses usability testing, packed with stuff like wireframes, card sorts, and heat maps.  Seriously: who DOESN'T like heat maps?  Lisa Pritchard reports all the way from New Zealand on her experiences with technology volunteers, and the journal's shameless editor outlines his own materials on teaching beginner-level technology classes.

We request more submissions to TAL.  If you want to share your good work with a  larger community of librarians, now is your opportunity to do so.  Put simply, if you do something well, we want to hear about it.  Please send me any questions if you'd like to contribute but are unsure of how to proceed or whether your idea fits the journal's scope.

You can access the issue directly here,

Alternatively, you can download the entire issue as one file on if you prefer that format.

Thank you for reading!

Michael J. Carlozzi
Librarian for Information and Technology Services
Canton Public Library
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Call for Chapters - Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries: Innovative Services for Research and Learning.

Proposals sought for an ACRL publication on the leveraging of mobile technology to enhance research and teaching services in colleges and universities.

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
Editors: Robin Canuel (McGill University), Chad Crichton (University of Toronto)
Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

Given the rapid pace of the development of mobile technologies and the impact that these changes are having on the daily lives of students, faculty, and librarians, an up-to-date publication on these topics will be highly valuable to our colleagues. While these technologies transform our day-to-day experiences, they have not yet been widely adopted in the workplace by academic librarians. This book will highlight the experiences of academic librarians in leveraging mobile technology to enhance the research and teaching services that they provide to their communities. Our aim is to demonstrate, for librarians in college and university libraries, how these technologies can transform their public services and bring substantial benefits to the faculty and students that they support. We envision the book’s chapters including both original research in the field of mobile technology in an academic library context, as well as case studies and commentaries on real-world initiatives currently in place in college and university libraries worldwide. In a rapidly changing environment, this book will outline the very latest work in the use of mobile technology in academic libraries for supporting and enhancing research and learning.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Student and faculty user experience with mobile technology
  • Mobile academic library websites (app development, responsive design)
  • Integrating mobile technology into information literacy instruction
  • Roving reference services with mobile technology
  • Mobile access to academic library collections
  • Gamification and mobile apps
  • Augmented reality apps on campus
  • Wearable technologies and implications for information discovery
  • Organizing hackfests and app creation in libraries
  • Lending mobile technology in academic libraries
  • Mobile apps for academic library research and scholarly work

Proposals should include author name(s), institutional affiliation, proposed chapter title, a summary of the proposed chapter (300-500 words), and a current CV. Authors of selected proposals will be notified by February 12th, 2016. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 6th, 2016. Chapters should be unique to this publication - no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials should be included. Additional information about this opportunity is available from the following website:

Robin Canuel
Acting Head Librarian
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
McGill University

Monday, October 19, 2015

CFP: 2016 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium (April 2016)

2016 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Call for Proposals

When:  Preconference – Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – Afternoon
Conference – Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Full Day

Where: University of San Diego

Proposals are now being accepted for the third annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, an event focused on digital initiatives and all types and platforms of institutional repositories.

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions, 90-minute panel presentations, and 3.5-hour workshops. We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

  • Data management and sharing, open data
  • Open educational resources
  • Digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • Roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • Roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • Diverse repository platforms and functions
  • Digital humanities
  • Copyright and licensing
  • Collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses
  • Scholarly communication
  • Technical applications related to platforms or tools

Preconference Workshops

This year, we are delighted to invite proposals for 3.5-hour workshops, which will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27. Workshops are designed to deeply explore a topic, are led by expert instructors, and feature interactive exercises and practical applications for attendees.

Full-Day Conference Sessions

Panel discussions: 90 minutes
Concurrent sessions (case studies, white papers, demonstrations, or panels): 45 minutes
Please plan to leave 10-15 minutes for questions.

All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Submit proposals and find more information on the symposium at Please direct questions to Kelly Riddle at

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2016
Selected presenters must confirm presentations: March 1, 2016
Conference Registration: Deadline: March 23, 2016

Call for Fiction Entries: Edgar Allen Poe Inspired Stories (The Big Read Dearborn)

As part of our Big Read at Dearborn Public Library, we are sending out a call for Poe inspired stories, poems, or essays. It's open to anyone. It's open all ages. Please send your submissions to or no later than November 15, 2015. Details can be found at this page: (includes a link to a flyer in PDF format). 

We hope to collect all submissions and publish them as an all ages book. We self-published a book before on CreateSpace, which prints paperback copies on demand (, and that's what we hope to do with this one.

--posted call--

Call for Entries

Do you like to write scary stories or mysteries? Do you have a ghost story to tell? Do you have any gothic poetry up your sleeve?
As part of The Big Read celebration of Edgar Allan Poe, Dearborn Public Library is sending out a call for original Poe inspired stories or poetry.
The deadline is November 15 (originally October 31). This program is open to all ages.
Your work may be selected for publication in the Poe short story collection.
To participate, email your short story (or other written work) of approximately one to three pages, along with one or two sentences about yourself, or
The content should be in a Word document or written as text in the email message. Please also complete the release form, which is available at, so that your work can be considered for publication.
Original photos and artwork, along with your narrative, are also welcome and can be emailed along with your text.
Possible topics include:
  • Scary / suspense or sci-fi stories or Mysteries
  • Ghost stories or poems
  • Something about dreams, as The Big Read theme is “Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before”
  • Anything else Poe related, whether fictional or true
Dearborn Public Library will compile all selected stories and produce a Poe book of for its library collection. Also, copies will be available for purchase via a link on its website. Proceeds will benefit the Dearborn Public Library.
If you do not have access to email, you may also mail these items to:
Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Attn: The Big Read Dearborn
Fun-filled activities and events centered on Poe’s great tales and poems will take place in and around Dearborn in February through March 2016.
The kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2-4 p.m. at Henry Ford Centennial Library. The Big Read wraps up with a visit from Poe himself on Saturday, March 19 (location TBD).

Sunday, October 18, 2015

CFP: 2016 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Join us in 2016 for the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Saturday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Timberline Lodge
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood

Call for Papers

WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

* Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.

* A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections to be held May 14-17, 2017.

* A small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.

Visit the Acquisitions Institute home page at: for more information

WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

The planning committee is open to presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management.  Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received.  The planning committee may wish to bring individual
proposals together to form panels.

The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:
•       All aspects of managing and directing acquisitions and/or collection development operations
•       Acquisitions functions in open source catalogs, integrated or unified library systems, etc.
•       Evolving consortial roles in collection development and acquisitions
•       Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes
•       The future of scholarly communication--its impact on acquisitions and collection development
•       Data curation and management and other new roles for subject librarians and technical services specialists
•       The development and management of digital collections, electronic resources
•       Cloud applications and implementation in collection services
•       Streaming content, and other user-centered collection services
•       The impact of discovery services on collection and content access and usage
•       External and internal factors driving a library's collection management decisions
•       Assessment tools, methods, and projects-- (i.e., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
•       Return on investment studies—how do we demonstrate our impact?
•       Acquisitions and collection development: the small academic library or public library perspective
•       The future of print:  what are the collection management issues?

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2015.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract of 200 words or less to:

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge planning committee consists of
Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;
Stacey Devine, Northwestern University;
Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon; and
Scott Alan Smith, Librarian at large

Friday, October 16, 2015

Call for Book Proposals: Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks

Please consider submitting a proposal for a Purdue Information Literacy Handbook!  These books promote evidence-based practice in teaching information literacy competencies through the lens of the different academic disciplines.  We are looking for proposals that:

§  Explore the integration of information literacy in one college discipline
§  Include the perspective of disciplinary experts as well as library or information science professionals
§  Apply library and information science theories, pedagogies, or models to information literacy in the context of an academic discipline
§  Are written for librarians engaged in instruction as well as faculty in a discipline who are including information literacy in undergraduate and graduate learning.

Current publications in this series are:

The Series Editor is Sharon A. Weiner, W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy and Professor of Library Science at Purdue University.  Inquiries about the series and ideas for new books can be sent to Professor Weiner  If invited, formal proposals should follow the guidelines laid out by the Press's Editorial Board.  More information is available at

ALCTS Copy Cataloging Interest Group - Call for Proposals for ALA Midwinter 2016

The ALCTS CaMMS Copy Cataloging Interest Group invites presentation proposals for its ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston on Saturday, January 9, 2016 8:30-10 a.m.

CCIG's charge is to discuss common problems concerning copy cataloging of all kinds of materials, quality control, workflows issues, staffing needs, training, and effects of cataloging rules on copy cataloging. We invite proposals that touch on any of these topics.

Presentations should be approximately 25 minutes. There will be time for questions and comments at the end.

If you are interested in presenting, please email a proposal abstract to Leanne Finnigan ( and April Grey ( by November 23, 2015.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CFP: Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference & Publishing Opportunity (Indianapolis, IN - June 10, 2016)

Call for Proposals 
On behalf of the Conference Program Committee, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. The event will be held in Indianapolis, IN at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing on 
June 10, 2016. This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to gather information and communicate with other colleagues. 
We invite program proposals from October 12, 2015 to January 15, 2016. 
Accepted program proposal submissions should be 45 minutes in length including time for questions. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

●     Resource Sharing Best Practices
●     Marketing Services
●     Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
●     Workflow Improvements
●     Cooperative Collection Development
●     Consortial or Group Purchasing
●     Purchase on Demand
●     Reciprocal Borrowing
●     Shared Staffing and Training
●     Shared Discovery Layers
●     E-Books
●     Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems
●     Shared Print Projects
Please submit a 150-200 word proposal for your presentation via the GLRSC website.
Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and those presenters who are selected will be notified by February 12, 2016.
Please direct any questions to Pamela Grudzien ( and Mark Sullivan (
Publishing Opportunity
The Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference is partnering with the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve to feature 2016 conference papers in a special issue. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a version of their conference presentation, but are not obligated to do so. More information about this publishing opportunity is available at
Preconference Survey
Help us plan the preconference on June 9, 2016 by completing a short survey (only five questions) at Please complete the survey by Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.
Connect with Us
For current news and updates on the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, please like us on Facebook at or visit our website at

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Call for Business Research Proposals (Business Librarianship)

Are you a librarian in need of funding for a business research project?

The Emerald Research Grant Award, sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing Limited offers one award of $5,000 and a citation to an individual or team seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. The awards will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Recipients will be required to attend the RUSA Awards Ceremony. 

Candidates must submit a detailed proposal outlining their proposed research project; methodology, scope and timetable; how this project fits into the existing literature; and projected outcomes, including a statement outlining how this research will benefit the library profession. Proposals will be reviewed for thoroughness; potential to positively impact the library profession; and potential to provide a useful addition to the existing library literature. Proposals will be accepted from both individual researchers and those working collaboratively. At least one member of a collaborative team must be a member of ALA.  The recipient(s) may be asked to present their findings at a public BRASS event within two years of receiving the award (at the discretion of the BRASS Executive Committee). The recipient will also be required to acknowledge the Emerald Research Grant when publishing or presenting their research.

 The deadline for proposals is December 4, 2015.

 Please send your proposals to

For complete information about the criteria for this grant award, please visit:


Leticia Camacho
Emerald Research Award Committee Chair
Management & Accounting Librarian
Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
1211 HBLL
Provo, Utah 84602-6851

Monday, October 12, 2015

Call for contributions to column in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

This is a call for contributions to the "E-Resource Round Up" column for volume 28, issue 1 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). If you have attended a conference or program recently, please consider submitting a report for the column.

The "E-Resource Round Up" column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers.

Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on programs that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, November 13, 2015. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-0548

Karen Davidson
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-3018    

CFP: Code4Lib 2016 (Philadelphia, PA March 7-10, 2016)

Code4Lib 2016 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from March 7-10, 2016.  For information about Code4lib 2016, please visit

Proposals for Prepared Talks:

We encourage everyone to propose a talk.

Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  -   Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software

  -   Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)

  -   Technical issues - Big issues in library technology that should be addressed or better understood

  -   Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

To Propose a Talk, please fill out the following form:

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters.  Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference. The standard conference registration fee will still apply. Proposals can be submitted through Monday, November 9, 2015 at midnight PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on November 16, 2015 and continue through December 7, 2015. The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an<> account to participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in mid-December.

Thank you,

The Code4Lib 2016 Program Committee

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Fall 2015***
Nominations: October 31, 2015
Submissions: November 14, 2015

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:   

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission form rather than the Nomination form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Jodie Borgerding at jborgerding80@webster.eduor Bill Marino at

**Important note**
All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

Jodie Borgerding and Bill Marino
Co-chairs, ACRL IS PRIMO Committee

Urban Library Journal (ULJ) announces a call for proposals for the Winter 2016 issue

Urban Library Journal, an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship, welcomes articles dealing with academic, research, public, school, and special libraries in an urban setting. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Identifying needs and providing services in diverse populations
* Collaborations between institutions and outside groups
* Physical and/or virtual accessibility issues
* Open education resources

Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Proposal submissions and full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website: Proposals are due by November 30, 2015. Full manuscripts are due by January 15, 2016.

For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue:  Proposals should be one page or less and include an overview of the topic as well as its relevance to urban libraries.

Junior Tidal
Associate Professor
Web Services and Multimedia Librarian
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
300 Jay Street, Rm A434
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Monday, October 05, 2015

ALA Midwinter 2016 Call for Proposals - ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group

The ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) invites proposals for presentations or topics of discussion at its 2016 ALA Midwinter meeting in Boston. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 11th, from 1:00-2:30 PM.
TSWEIG's charge is to provide a forum to exchange information and discuss techniques in workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and discovery of library resources. Possible presentation and discussion topics include, but are not limited to:
-        Streamlining workflows
-        Project management
-        Workflow collaboration between departments 
-        Training personnel 
-        Use of technology to improve workflows 

Presentation or discussion proposals should include:
-        Title
-        A brief (300 words or less) summary of the topic
-        Amount of time needed to present or discuss topic
-        Name(s), position(s) title(s), and email address(es) of presenter(s)

Please email proposals or discussion topics by Monday, November 16 to Annie Glerum ( and Hayley Moreno ( 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Annie and Hayley

Annie Glerum
Head of Complex Cataloging
Florida State University

Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno
Resource Description Coordinator
University of Houston Libraries