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CFP: 2016 European Conference on Information Literacy

By sgodbey on December 15, 2015 9:46 AM | Permalink

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
October 10-13, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Co-organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and Association of Libraries of Czech Universities – ALCU, European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10-13 October 2016.

ECIL is an international conference under the patronage of UNESCO and IFLA. 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 in the Inclusive Society 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.


Call for Posters: IFLA 2016, Colombus, Ohio

By sgodbey on November 5, 2015 12:21 PM | Permalink

Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions?

Format Presentation

Your topic could be described on a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and pieces of text that you attach to the presentation panel. All IFLA official languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish – are welcome.

For printed posters, the standard poster size of DIN A0 841mm wide x 1189mm high is the minimum size. It is recommended that a printed poster be no larger than 900mm wide and 1900mm high.
If you are using photographs, graphics and pieces of text, these should also fit within the area of 900mm wide and 1900mm high.

CFP: Second Annual Empirical Librarians Conference

By sgodbey on November 5, 2015 12:20 PM | Permalink

you are invited to present at the Second Annual Empirical Librarians Conference, a one-day celebration of original research in libraries! We seek presentations at all levels, from students to seasoned professionals. Proposals for presentations can be submitted at and are due by 5pm on Thursday December 3, 2015.

This conference focuses on researchers in libraries, both original research being supported by librarians and original research being performed by librarians. The conference goal is to bring research supporters and research creators together in one forum to share and discuss insights about original research. Empirical Librarians 2016 will be held on February 29th, 2016, in Greensboro, NC, in the library at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, author of Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science.

CFP: Code4Lib 2016

By sgodbey on October 12, 2015 10:38 AM | Permalink

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

CFP: LITA Programs at ALA 2016

By sgodbey on September 30, 2015 10:40 AM | Permalink

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2016 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We¹re looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that¹s use of, new ideas for, trends in,
or interesting/innovative projects being explored ­ it¹s all for you to propose.

When/Where is the Conference?
The 2016 Annual ALA Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from June 23rd through 28th.

What kind of topics are we looking for?
We¹re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

When are proposals due?
October 23rd, 2015

CFP: Reference Research Forum (RUSA at ALA Annual 2016)

By sgodbey on September 30, 2015 10:38 AM | Permalink

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites the submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the 22nd Reference Research Forum at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research
projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s

CFP: 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

By sgodbey on September 28, 2015 5:12 PM | Permalink

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 22-25, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:
   - Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
   - Biography and film
   - Biography and criminal justice
   - Television programs about biography
   - Biography and urban legends
   - Biography and folklore
   - Biography and literature
   - Scholarly Biography
   - Controversial Biography
   - Psychoanalysis and Biography
   - Historical Biography
   - Political Biography
   - Autobiography

Prospective presenters should enter their proposals in the PCA/ACA 2016 Event Management database at

CFP: Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 3:38 PM | Permalink

The editors of the forthcoming Libraries Unlimited book Peer-Assisted Learning
in Academic Libraries seek chapter proposals from librarians who have utilized
peer-assisted learning programs to enhance library services in the areas of
reference, instruction, and/or co-curricular outreach.  Our interpretation of
peer-assisted learning is based on the definition developed by O’Donnell and
King in their book Cognitive Perspectives on Peer Learning, which describes
peer-assisted learning as “An educational practice in which students interact
with other students to attain educational goals." In the context of academic
libraries, peer-assisted learning is differentiated from the practice of
assigning student employees transactional functions, such as circulation and
shelving, and instead focuses on strategically preparing, placing, and
supporting student employees in situations where they can enhance the learning
experiences of other students.  This book will provide a diversity of
perspectives on the design, implementation, and assessment of peer-assisted

CFP: Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 3:26 PM | Permalink

Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education
March 20, 2016


Boston, MA


Join us for the 2016 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning being held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary conference of Campus Compact.


Conference Focus:

The intended community for this pre-conference colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships between academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals and community partners.  The pre-conference is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning.

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

Session topics may include, but are not limited to

    Added value
    Case studies
    Institutional priorities
    Student engagement
    Student learning outcomes


CFP: Students Lead the Library: The importance of student contributions to the academic library

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 2:36 PM | Permalink

We invite you to consider submitting a chapter proposal for our upcoming ACRL publication: Students Lead the Library: The importance of student contributions to the academic library. Details below.



Carissa Tomlinson, Towson University,

Sara Arnold-Garza, Towson University,



This edited book, to be published by ACRL, will include practical case studies on library programs and initiatives that seek student input, assistance, and leadership in the academic library. In addition to case studies, the book will highlight the importance of such programs for academic libraries and student success.

Chapter Ideas:

Chapter proposals should focus on implementing, managing, or assessing programs/initiatives related to student contributions to the academic library. Proposals should also explain how their program/initiative does one or more of the following:

·         enhances the student experience with experiential learning