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DEADLINE PASSED: Call for Chapters - Advances in Library Administration & Organization

By sgodbey on September 24, 2014 11:07 AM | Permalink

Emerald Publishing has put together a call for proposals on the topic of library staffing for the future for the next volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization.

Call for proposals can be found here and below:

Libraries are dealing with unprecedented changes on several fronts: technological developments, funding difficulties, and an increasing need to prove themselves to a demanding population.  These factors understandably impact library staffing.  Looking toward the future, what changes can we expect to see in how libraries are staffed, how staff are trained and continue to learn, and how we will recruit and maintain staff.

The 2015 volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will focus on the future of library staffing.

DEADLINE PASSED: Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice

By sgodbey on September 24, 2014 11:03 AM | Permalink

Data and data support in academic libraries has gained prominence over the years, and many libraries are recruiting individuals with data skills and knowledge. Academic researchers are dealing with a flood of data and navigating new requirements for managing and archiving their research data. Moreover, with the advent of open data, big data, and data-driven research, faculty are also incorporating more data into their courses and quantitative literacy is becoming increasingly necessary. Librarians are recognizing their role in promoting research data management, quantitative literacy, and other aspects of data support.

DEADLINE PASSED: ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum

By sgodbey on September 24, 2014 10:55 AM | Permalink

You now have until Friday, October 3, 2014 to submit a proposal to lead the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum for the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Please note that this is an online discussion forum, so attendance at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting is NOT required.

What is the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum?
This online discussion is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to gather together 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 online prior to the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting. This is a blind peer-review selection process, which is a great way to contribute to the profession and build your academic portfolio.

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

DEADLINE PASSED: CFP: Online Northwest 2015

By sgodbey on July 16, 2014 10:38 AM | Permalink

Call for proposals:  Online Northwest 2015
Deadline:  October 17, 2014

Conference:  February 13, 2015, Corvallis OR

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2013 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 13, 2015.

The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries including: