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CFP: 2016 European Conference on Information Literacy

By sgodbey on December 15, 2015 9:46 AM | Permalink

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
October 10-13, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Co-organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and Association of Libraries of Czech Universities – ALCU, European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10-13 October 2016.

ECIL is an international conference under the patronage of UNESCO and IFLA. Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.

Aim & Scope

Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.


CFP: ALA Annual Conference Poster Session (ALA 2016 - Orlando, Florida)

By sgodbey on November 18, 2015 9:45 AM | Permalink

Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando!

The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Call for Posters: IFLA 2016, Colombus, Ohio

By sgodbey on November 5, 2015 12:21 PM | Permalink

Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions?

Format Presentation

Your topic could be described on a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and pieces of text that you attach to the presentation panel. All IFLA official languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish – are welcome.

For printed posters, the standard poster size of DIN A0 841mm wide x 1189mm high is the minimum size. It is recommended that a printed poster be no larger than 900mm wide and 1900mm high.
If you are using photographs, graphics and pieces of text, these should also fit within the area of 900mm wide and 1900mm high.

CFP: Second Annual Empirical Librarians Conference

By sgodbey on November 5, 2015 12:20 PM | Permalink

you are invited to present at the Second Annual Empirical Librarians Conference, a one-day celebration of original research in libraries! We seek presentations at all levels, from students to seasoned professionals. Proposals for presentations can be submitted at and are due by 5pm on Thursday December 3, 2015.

This conference focuses on researchers in libraries, both original research being supported by librarians and original research being performed by librarians. The conference goal is to bring research supporters and research creators together in one forum to share and discuss insights about original research. Empirical Librarians 2016 will be held on February 29th, 2016, in Greensboro, NC, in the library at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Wildemuth, author of Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science.

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: LITA Programs at ALA 2016

By sgodbey on September 30, 2015 10:40 AM | Permalink

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2016 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We¹re looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that¹s use of, new ideas for, trends in,
or interesting/innovative projects being explored ­ it¹s all for you to propose.

When/Where is the Conference?
The 2016 Annual ALA Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from June 23rd through 28th.

What kind of topics are we looking for?
We¹re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

When are proposals due?
October 23rd, 2015

CFP: Reference Research Forum (RUSA at ALA Annual 2016)

By sgodbey on September 30, 2015 10:38 AM | Permalink

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites the submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the 22nd Reference Research Forum at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research
projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s

CFP: 21st Century Funding and Development Strategies for Libraries, the Bottom Line

By sgodbey on September 28, 2015 5:15 PM | Permalink

21st Century Funding and Development Strategies for Libraries


Special issue call for papers from The Bottom Line

Paper submissions due 1 March 2016

This special issue, to be published in 2016, is guest edited by Susan Sharpless Smith, Associate Dean, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

What is the focus of this special issue?

Funding is a major issue facing both academic and public libraries as financial support for higher education and public institutions continue to decline. Libraries have to find other ways to fund their budgets.

Call for Chapters: Male Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

By sgodbey on September 28, 2015 5:14 PM | Permalink

Male Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources
Carol Smallwood, ed.  Essays on Women's Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Publishers: Rowman & Littlefield. Exploring feasibility---when enough responses have been received you'll be contacted.

Anthology: 3,000-4,000 word chapters by public, school, special, academic librarians, LIS faculty and those involved with library outreach, programming, collection development, resources, community partnerships in the United States and Canada. Innovative chapters on a rapidly changing topic in popular media and an increasing presence in college and graduate classes.

One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.