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Call for Articles: Urban Library Journal

By sgodbey on October 12, 2015 10:49 AM | Permalink

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.

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: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:12 PM | Permalink

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special issue focusing on development and change in teaching topics and pedagogical practices over the last 25 years. What changes have you noticed or wondered about? Ordinarily, we accept only teaching-focused articles, but in this issue we will take a broader view.

We invite submissions from long-time teachers and those just starting out, and, from the other side of the desk, from current or former students. We welcome jargon-free essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and short essays for the "Methods and Texts” section (1500-3000 words). DEADLINE: November 15, 2015.

Topics might include:

·       Perspectives on “political correctness” and “trigger warnings”

·       Questions of diversity and difference

·       Connections between classrooms and communities

·       Reflections on change in literary canons or historical periodization

·       The status of interdisciplinary programs and teaching

CFP: Chapters for The Discovery Tool Cookbook

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:07 PM | Permalink

The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans is seeking recipes!


Put on your creativity bonnet! We’re looking for practice-based examples of lesson plans or projects that work in a discovery tool environment. Like any good kitchen, variety is key; we want lesson plans for one-shot classes and credit-bearing courses written in an approachable, informative style for librarians on-the-go.


·      Recipes will follow the Cookbook format. Your 500-to-700-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity that uses a discovery tool. Please see attached PDF for details.

·      Recipes will be selected based on relevance and clarity. Accepted submissions must include examples of handouts or worksheets or a related image.

·      Email your draft recipes by  October 23, 2015 to Notifications will be sent out on November 13, 2015. Final recipes will be due in early January.

LOEX 2016: Call for Breakout Session Proposals

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:03 PM | Permalink

LOEX 2016: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
Learning from the Past, Building for the Future.

44th Annual LOEX Conference
May 5-7, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

You are invited to Pittsburgh for LOEX 2016 to showcase your innovations in
library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians across the country
are shaping the future of information literacy.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:

●       ReImagine: Rethinking Teaching & Learning

●       ReFrame: Exploring Multiple Perspectives on Pedagogy

●       ReCycle: Using Technology & Keeping Teaching Fresh

●       ReConnect: Meeting Your Neighbors - Outreach & Collaboration

●       ReInvigorate: Leading to Create Change

●       ReAssess: Learning from Success & Failure