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CFP: ACRL Leadership Discussion Group at 2015 ALA Conference

By sgodbey on April 15, 2015 10:49 AM | Permalink

WHAT: 5-10 minute Presentations at the ACRL Leadership Discussion Group
WHEN: 2015 ALA Conference in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27th, from 3-4 pm.

Please submit the following information to Rudy Leon ( by April 23

Topic of presentation:

Time preference:

Name, position or title, and email address of the presenter.

Proposal description (200 words or less)

Rudy Leon
Outreach & Instruction Librarian
Liaison to: Gender, Race & Identity | Communication Studies | Political Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Chair, ACRL, Leadership Discussion Group

CFP: Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group at ALA Annual 2015

By sgodbey on April 15, 2015 10:18 AM | Permalink

***Call for proposals – deadline Friday, April 24, 2015***

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its 2015 ALA Annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:30 am–11:30 am. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•       Research on RDA and its impact on end users
•       Research on cataloging of non-book materials in an RDA environment
•       Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and classification
•       Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards
•       Research, surveys or studies on catalog discovery layers
•       Research on alternatives to the MARC format

Call for Speakers - RSS Discussion Forum in San Francisco

By sgodbey on April 7, 2015 11:20 AM | Permalink

Call for Speakers:

WHAT: 5-minute Lightning Round Presentations at the Reference Services Section (RSS) Discovery Services Committee Discussion Forum

THEME: Examining Discovery Platforms within the New Framework of Information Literacy

WHEN: 2015 ALA Conference in San Francisco on Sunday, June 28th, from 3-4 pm.

MORE INFO: For the forum 15-20 minutes will be reserved for the speakers followed by Q&A and roundtable discussions. Each table will discuss their ideas related to the talks and their experiences with information literacy and discovery platforms.

This discussion forum will explore the innovative ways that librarians have used Discovery Tools for information literacy and pose possibilities for the future. As the new Information Literacy Framework is unrolled, this forum will consider how instruction overviews of discovery tools have changed or may change in the future. Presenters will briefly explain how they have updated their instructional presentations of discovery tools over time. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics further details and add their own insight.

CFP: Web Archiving and Digital Libraries JCDL 2015

By sgodbey on April 7, 2015 9:01 AM | Permalink

WADL 2015
Web Archiving and Digital Libraries
JCDL 2015 (, Knoxville TN; 6/24-25 Workshop

Submissions (please provide contact and supporting info in <= 1 page):

EasyChair submission page
Due April 18; Notification will be by May 8. Categories are:

  • Poster + lightening talk
  • Demonstration + lightening talk
  • 15 min. meeting/conference report related to WADL, including Q&A
  • 20 min. presentation + 10 min. Q&A
  • 30 min. panel with interactive plenary discussion


This will explore the integration of web archiving and digital libraries, over the complete life cycle: creation/authoring, uploading/publishing in the Web, …

It will cover all topics of interest, including but not limited to:

CFP: Memory and Migration: CAMOC’s 10th anniversary conference

By sgodbey on March 31, 2015 9:56 AM | Permalink

Memory and Migration: CAMOC’s 10th anniversary conference
2-4 September, 2015, Moscow, Russia


We are now accepting proposals for presentations. The deadline is 30 April 2015. Approved proposals will be announced on 30 May 2015.

Details of accommodation, travel grants that may be available and information about our venue, the Museum of Moscow, are on the preliminary conference web site drawn up by our colleagues in Moscow:

CAMOC, ICOM’s International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities was born in Moscow in April 2005 and it is to Moscow we are returning for our anniversary conference hosted by our colleagues at the Museum of Moscow.

CFP: ACRL Preconferences @ 2016 ALA Annual Conference

By sgodbey on March 31, 2015 9:53 AM | Permalink

Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be held prior to the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.  Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 24, 2015.


Preconferences should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles.  Preconferences can be either half or full day sessions.  Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.  Proposals should explicitly outline activities that will be incorporated during the session to enable attendees to achieve the session’s learning outcomes.
Presentation date and location

2015 ALA Annual Conference Preconferences will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Terms of presentation

ACRL typically offers reimbursement for one night's lodging (up to $200) and one day per diem for preconference presenters.

How to submit your proposal

CFP: Charleston Conference 2015 Preconferences

By sgodbey on March 31, 2015 9:49 AM | Permalink

Call for Preconferences: Charleston Conference 2015

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday, April 30, 2015.

Call URL:

Preconference Guidelines:

1) The main focus of the Charleston Conference is the acquisition and leasing of library materials of all types, budget issues, licensing, personnel, marketing, publicity, providing access. As well, we encourage sessions on digital scholarship, end users, entrepreneurship, innovation and professional development. We like new ideas or approaches and especially those that accentuate the practical However, sessions that are product-oriented or that are presented by a single company/publisher/vendor will not be accepted.

Call for Chapters: Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Librarians

By sgodbey on March 31, 2015 9:48 AM | Permalink

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015
Full Chapters Due: August 1, 2015

Editor:  Lauren Magnuson (California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, United States)
Series:  LITA Guides
Publisher:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Skills in data visualization are increasingly crucial for librarians and information professionals who work in libraries.  Data and information visualization involves expressing information to tell meaningful stories with datasets.  It is critical for libraries to communicate their value to their stakeholders, and data visualization tools and technologies can enable libraries to tell the story of their value in a way that is dynamic, engaging, and easy for viewers to understand.  Libraries can also utilize data visualization technologies to assist researchers in interpreting public open data sets.

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2015

By sgodbey on March 24, 2015 9:40 AM | Permalink

Internet Librarian International 2015

October 20-21, 2015
London, United Kingdom

Dynamic disruption: transforming the library
Conference URL:

Information Today invites you to submit your presentation ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the fast-growing innovation and technology conference that attracts hundreds of global library and information professionals each year.

We are seeking innovative case studies and discussions on the ideas, strategies and practical implementations that are helping you make a difference to your organisations, clients and communities.

ILI is all about the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience and this year we will also be exploring the ‘big questions’ which challenge libraries and information professionals – who are we, and what are we for?