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DEADLINE PASSED: CFP: Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services (ALA Annual)

By sgodbey on March 13, 2014 4:45 PM | Permalink

CFP: Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services (ALA Annual)

The LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee is planning a program at the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, June 30th, at 8:30am. This fast-paced program will feature presenters from a variety of settings who will share the ways they have used data to assess, promote, or improve their library. Have you used data to make changes in your own library? If so, we need you!

We are looking for proposals on almost any topic in which the data mattered: library spaces, library services, programming & outreach, collections, student learning/retention, or internal training & workflows, or anything else that worked for you! Innovative methods and tools used to analyze data, as well as interesting outcomes resulting from the data analysis, are especially of interest.

Some specifics of how the lightning rounds will work:

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - RUSA/RSS Discussion Forum

By nfawley on March 6, 2014 11:44 AM | Permalink

Lead a discussion, see your name in print and find your way to stardom!  Submit a discussion forum proposal to the RUSA/RSS Discussion Forums Coordinating Committee.  Details are below.

Description:   The RUSA/RSS Discussion Forums Coordinating Committee is soliciting topic proposals for discussion at ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26 – July 1, 2014.  The purpose of the discussion forum is to provide a venue for reference practitioners to discuss reference related topics of current importance and to exchange ideas.   You know you love to talk about reference.  Here’s your chance to network with other reference fanatics!

What to Include in Your Proposal:

The following elements need to be addressed in your proposal:

·         A clear, concise description of the discussion topic's issues

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals: ALA LLAMA MAES Program

By nfawley on March 6, 2014 11:39 AM | Permalink

Call for Proposals:
Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

The LLAMA MAES Using Measurement Data for Library Planning, Assessment, and Communication committee is planning a program at the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, June 30th, at 8:30am. This fast-paced program will feature presenters from a variety of settings who will share the ways they have used data to assess, promote, or improve their library. Have you used data to make changes in your own library? If so, we need you!

We are looking for proposals on almost any topic in which the data mattered: library spaces, library services, programming & outreach, collections, student learning/retention, or internal training & workflows, or anything else that worked for you! Innovative methods and tools used to analyze data, as well as interesting outcomes resulting from the data analysis, are especially of interest.

Some specifics of how the lightning rounds will work:

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - Colorada Academic Library Association Summit (virtual)

By nfawley on March 3, 2014 1:37 PM | Permalink

The Colorado Academic Library Association (CoALA) invites you to submit your proposal to present at the 2014 CoALA Summit: Educating in a World of Diversity.

The CoALA Summit will be held in an online format over two days – Wednesday, June 18 & Thursday, June 19, 2014. All times listed are MST.

JUNE 18 SCHEDULE:
*  Dr. Camila Alire, Opening Keynote, from 11-12:15pm
*  First Session from 2:00-3:15
*  Second Session from 3:30-4:45pm
JUNE 19 SCHEDULE:
*  First Session from 9:00-10:15 -- “Pecha Kucha/Lightning Rounds”; there will be 4 presentations in total
*  Speaker TBD, Closing Keynote, from 10:30-11:45a

Presenters will be required to have access to a computer with a quality Internet connection and audio/microphone capacity; visual is preferred. Presenters will be using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing platform.
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Day one presenter(s) should expect their session to be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for discussion. In addition, a new format will be introduced to the CoALA stage for the second day.

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Poster Proposals - California Conference on Library Instruction

By nfawley on February 19, 2014 10:07 AM | Permalink

California Conference on Library Instruction CALL FOR POSTERS
CCLI 2014
Friday, April 18th, 2014
CSU Eastbay--Oakland Center

Poster session call for proposals

What does non-traditional library instruction look like?  How do we innovate our instruction within and beyond the library?  California Conference on Library Instruction invites you to share your strategies for engaging with students in new and empowering ways.

Submission Information: Proposals should include a title and a description of how your poster relates to the theme.  Proposals must be submitted online at http://www.cclibinstruction.org/poster-sessions.  The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2014.  The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by March 18, 2014.  All poster session presenters must register and pay for the conference.  Presenters will be required to provide a PDF of their posters for inclusion in the conference proceedings prior to the date of the conference.

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - Colorado Academic Libraries Association

By nfawley on February 19, 2014 9:55 AM | Permalink

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Online form available from http://bit.ly/1dAg6IE

The Colorado Academic Libraries Association (CoALA) invites you to submit your proposal to present at the 2014 CoALA Summit: Educating in a World of Diversity.

The CoALA Summit will be held in an online format over two days – Wednesday, June 18 & Thursday, June 19, 2014.

JUNE 18 SCHEDULE:
* Dr. Camila Alire, Opening Keynote, from 11-12:15pm
* First Session from 2:00-3:15
* Second Session from 3:30-4:45pm
JUNE 19 SCHEDULE:
* First Session from 9:00-10:15 -- “Pecha Kucha/Lightning Rounds”; there will be 4 presentations in total
* Speaker TBD, Closing Keynote, from 10:30-11:45a

Presenters will be required to have access to a computer with a quality Internet connection and audio/microphone capacity; visual is preferred. Presenters will be using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing platform.
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Day one presenter(s) should expect their session to be 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for discussion.

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - 12th Annual Research Forum

By nfawley on February 12, 2014 4:32 PM | Permalink

Proposals are now being accepted for Concordia University Libraries' 12th Annual Research Forum, in the beautiful city of Montreal.  This year's Research Forum will be held on Monday, April 14th, 2014, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre. 

The Research Forum provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects.  The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.

The keynote speaker is Selinda Berg, Program Chair for the 2012 and 2013 CARL Librarians’ Research Institute and Clinical Medicine Librarian, University of Windsor.

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

By nfawley on February 12, 2014 4:28 PM | Permalink

In 2014 the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) will be held together as the International Digital Libraries Conference (DL2014) in London, UK.

http://dl2014.org/

The combined DL conference will be the major international scientific forum on digital libraries for 2014, bringing together researchers and developers as well as content providers and users. The focus of the joint conference is on on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues.

Important dates

Full and short papers due: March 16, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Posters, Panels, and Demonstrations due: March 23, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2014
Camera ready version due: June 8, 2014

Workshop, Tutorial, and Panel submissions due: March 2, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2014

Conference Scope

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - ACRL IS Current Issues Discussion Forum

By nfawley on February 6, 2014 9:51 AM | Permalink

Call for ACRL IS Current Issues Discussion Forum Proposals for the

2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

The IS Current Issues Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information  literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion in-person at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, apply to lead the IS Current Issues Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: March 14, 2014

To apply, complete the online submission form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N5XQ7SN

For inspiration, view the digests of past discussions online: http://bit.ly/ZW8NR6

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - 2014 ALA Annual, Science and Technology Section

By nfawley on February 5, 2014 4:59 PM | Permalink

Call for Presentation Proposals:

Demonstrating Success through Assessment: Don't Leave Outcomes to Chance

Sponsored by the Science and Technology Section: Assessment Committee

2014 ALA Annual Conference,

Las Vegas, NV

What:

The Science and Technology Section Assessment Committee is sponsoring a one hour  session consisting of three invited 15 minutes presentations along with 15 minutes for questions and discussion at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV (June 26-July 1, 2014). The session is tentatively scheduled for Saturday June 28th 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

Theme:

Assessment is an important component of any discussion on planning or implementing new services as well as evaluating existing ones. Yet it is often difficult to know how to proceed with assessment, what tools to use, and how to implement the results of assessment . This session will present three practical examples of assessing new and/or existing Science and Technology library services with the emphasis placed on:

1.      how assessment was incorporated into planning processes

2.      what tools were used