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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: Managing Human Resources in the library and information context: How do we want to work tomorrow (IFLA Satellite Meeting)

By sgodbey on September 28, 2015 5:13 PM | Permalink

IFLA Satellite meeting, Toronto, Canada August 10-11 2016

Call for Program Proposals

Managing Human Resources in the library and information context:

How do we want to work tomorrow?

The library environment is currently characterized by many challenges due to profound changes driven by a variety of factors, including, technological, economic, socio-political, and educational developments. At the heart of these changes we find our most valuable resource, the personnel working in libraries. Human resource management is therefore at the forefront of many complex issues and opportunities, which need to be understood, debated, and deliberated upon, in order to strengthen our organizations and find new and dynamic solutions to unique problems, currently challenging the library environment.

Keeping the above in mind, the IFLA Management and Marketing Section is organizing a satellite meeting on «Managing Human Resources in the library and information context: How do we want to work tomorrow?» to take place before the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 2016.

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: Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:09 PM | Permalink

The first ever Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium will be taking place February 25-26, 2016 in Tucson, AZ at the University of Arizona. Please see our recently-released CFP below, deadline for proposals is October 15, 2015. More information will be shared soon. Hope you can join us!


This symposium is an effort to connect ongoing discourse surrounding critical pedagogy and higher education between academic librarian educators, disciplinary faculty, and other campus instructors. Teaching information literacy is a highly collaborative act between librarians and disciplinary faculty--and with shared needs such as supporting diversity and an instilling awareness of inequality and privilege on our campuses; understanding the neoliberal influences grasping a hold over curriculum and the inner-workings of academia; and implementing our most effective teaching for learning that embodies the whole student--exploring critical pedagogy should be a shared conversation between these groups.

CFP: Midwinter discussion forum on strategies for using learning management systems in libraries

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:04 PM | Permalink

Do you work in an academic, public, or school library where you are using
learning management systems (Blackboard, brightspace/Desire2Learn, Canvas,
Moodle, etc.) in new or unusual ways?  For example do you use an LMS for
training library personnel; for non-traditional, online education
opportunities for public library users; for online delivery of library
information in the K-12 environment; are you an academic librarian who has
developed a unique approach to information literacy using an LMS?  Do you plan
to attend the ALA Midwinter Conference (January 8-12, 2016) in Boston?

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

CFP: ACRL Framework for IL in the Distance Learning Environment

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:02 PM | Permalink

Call for Proposals

Do you have activities or approaches applying the new Framework for Information Literacy in the distance learning environment that you would like to share with peers? The ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our virtual discussion series.

The deadline to submit proposals is 9/30/2015

You will be notified by 10/15/2015 if chosen to be a panelist.

Tina Adams and Jill Hallam-Miller (DLS DG Co-Chairs),
DLS Discussion Group Committee

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: ACRL Leadership Discussion Group at 2015 ALA Conference

By sgodbey on April 15, 2015 10:49 AM | Permalink

WHAT: 5-10 minute Presentations at the ACRL Leadership Discussion Group
WHEN: 2015 ALA Conference in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27th, from 3-4 pm.

Please submit the following information to Rudy Leon ( by April 23

Topic of presentation:

Time preference:

Name, position or title, and email address of the presenter.

Proposal description (200 words or less)

Rudy Leon
Outreach & Instruction Librarian
Liaison to: Gender, Race & Identity | Communication Studies | Political Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Chair, ACRL, Leadership Discussion Group