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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

CFP: Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group at ALA Annual 2015

By sgodbey on April 15, 2015 10:18 AM | Permalink

***Call for proposals – deadline Friday, April 24, 2015***

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its 2015 ALA Annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:30 am–11:30 am. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•       Research on RDA and its impact on end users
•       Research on cataloging of non-book materials in an RDA environment
•       Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and classification
•       Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards
•       Research, surveys or studies on catalog discovery layers
•       Research on alternatives to the MARC format

Call for Speakers - RSS Discussion Forum in San Francisco

By sgodbey on April 7, 2015 11:20 AM | Permalink

Call for Speakers:

WHAT: 5-minute Lightning Round Presentations at the Reference Services Section (RSS) Discovery Services Committee Discussion Forum

THEME: Examining Discovery Platforms within the New Framework of Information Literacy

WHEN: 2015 ALA Conference in San Francisco on Sunday, June 28th, from 3-4 pm.

MORE INFO: For the forum 15-20 minutes will be reserved for the speakers followed by Q&A and roundtable discussions. Each table will discuss their ideas related to the talks and their experiences with information literacy and discovery platforms.

This discussion forum will explore the innovative ways that librarians have used Discovery Tools for information literacy and pose possibilities for the future. As the new Information Literacy Framework is unrolled, this forum will consider how instruction overviews of discovery tools have changed or may change in the future. Presenters will briefly explain how they have updated their instructional presentations of discovery tools over time. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics further details and add their own insight.