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CFP: Emerging Learning Design Conference

By sgodbey on November 5, 2014 1:34 PM | Permalink

The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELD15) is accepting proposals for its 5th annual conference, to be held May 29th 2015 on the campus of Montclair State University.

INITIAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE – November 21, 2015.  See below for details.

For details and information, visit



ELD uses a “rolling submission” model for proposals: every proposal will be reviewed and given feedback within 2 weeks of submission. Your submission will either be accepted or you’ll be provided feedback from our reviewers and offered an opportunity to revise and resubmit. We’ll continue this process of accepting or giving constructive feedback to proposals until all presentation slots are filled or we reach our INITIAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE of November 21st, 2014.

CFP - LILAC 2015

By nfawley on November 4, 2014 1:36 PM | Permalink

Just to remind you that the call for papers for LILAC 2015 is open until 12th November 2014.

The conference themes for 2015 will be: 
IL and employability
Delivering IL through new technologies
IL for the under-18s
Research based IL
Creative approaches to IL
Outreach and collaboration
More information can be found on the LILAC web site at

Deadline for proposals:
Call for papers opens 1st October 2014
Call for papers closes 12th November 2014 at 1700 GMT
Last year, 50% of the total submissions were received in the final 24 hours. To help avoid last minute technical issues, sicknesses or childcare problems, please allow plenty of time to submit your paper. The system closes at 1700 GMT prompt!

All proposals are blind refereed by our panel of reviewers.  Applicants will be notified by 17th December 2014 if they have been successful or otherwise. If you have any queries please contact

CFP - Instructional Design Best Practices

By nfawley on November 4, 2014 12:33 PM | Permalink

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College and Research

Libraries (ACRL) is seeking conference panelists to share best practices of
instructional design for the American Library Association Annual Conference to
be held in San Francisco, California in June 2015. The DLS program is
tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The program will be a panel entitled "Intentional Teaching Online: Using
Instructional Design to Enhance Distance Library Education." The committee is
seeking presentations that speak to effective instructional design principles,
both in theory and practice. Each panel member will present for fifteen
minutes, followed by a Q&A.

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out an application available

CFP: Innovative Library Classroom 2015

By sgodbey on November 3, 2014 9:56 AM | Permalink

The Innovative Library Classroom 2015: New Wine, New Bottles

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Radford University, Radford, VA

The idiom “Old wine, new bottles”  refers to ideas which are packaged as new but in reality are same-old, same-old.  We want to hear about your truly innovative projects, thoughts, and explorations.  And sometimes old ideas really are improved with new packaging, so if you have a new “bottle” for a sound idea, submit it!  Whether your preferred drink is wine, beer, soda, or something else, we want to hear from you.We invite proposals for three different session types:

    50 minute presentation
    50 minute conversation starters
    7 minute lightning talk

For The Innovative Library Classroom 2015, two levels of review will take place.  In addition to the traditional peer review process, 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. 

CFP: Code4Lib 2015

By sgodbey on September 24, 2014 11:05 AM | Permalink

Code4Lib 2015 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 Portland Hilton & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, from February 9-12, 2015.

DEADLINE PASSED: CFP: Library History Seminar XIII: Libraries: Traditions and Innovations

By sgodbey on September 24, 2014 10:59 AM | Permalink

July 31 - August 2, 2015
Pre-Conference Trips, July 30-31, 2015
School of Library & Information Science
Simmons College
Boston, MA 02115

Boston, Massachusetts, the site of the Library History Seminar XIII, provides an apt setting to explore traditions and innovations in libraries. The Boston area is home to many important library innovations in North America, including the first university library and the first large, free municipal library. At the same time, new information institutions continue to be created here, of which the Digital Public Library of America and the Digital Commonwealth of online heritage materials are two recent examples.

Call for Book Chapters: Metaliteracy in Practice

By sgodbey on September 19, 2014 1:48 PM | Permalink

We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Metaliteracy in Practice, to be published in late 2015 or early 2016 by the American Library Association. We would like to include chapters written by academic librarians, disciplinary faculty, administrators, instructional designers, and scholars of emerging literacies about successful educational initiatives and instruction that involve metaliteracy. The editors are particularly interested in ideas that are easily transferable, and that include strong components of student metacognition and empowerment. The book will include innovative case studies from different academic institutions in the United States and internationally.


By nfawley on April 4, 2014 2:12 PM | Permalink

Submit your proposal for ACRL 2015

Libraries are living ecosystems that adapt, change and innovate to remain relevant to our users, our institutions, and the broader environment of higher education. Many of our successes and challenges come from shifts within our system: financial, human and other resources interact to generate services, collections and facilities, and these resources must be continuously renewed in order to ensure our future viability. Beyond our borders, however, academic libraries must also interact productively with other interrelated systems including publishers, public policy makers, information technology experts, and more. Academic librarians actively engage with these systems and increasingly challenge them to build a sustainable world that fosters a creative, robust community of information generators and consumers.